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The top 10 residential builders of 2024

May 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Every May, Builder magazine releases its ranking of the top 200 single-family home builders in the U.S. based on closings, including both homes built for sale and for rent. The top 10 builders on this year’s list have largely held […]


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Majority of surveyed contractors experienced crashes on highway jobsites

May 29, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Those surveyed overwhelmingly indicated they believe the keys to decreasing highway work zone crashes include: Greater police presence at work zone construction sites (82%). Stricter enforcement for moving violations (72%). Stricter laws around cell phone usage when driving (66%). In […]


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The Dotted Line: Avoiding common construction disputes on Key Bridge rebuild

May 28, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Ever since the cargo ship Dali plowed into Maryland’s Key Bridge on March 26 and triggered its collapse, one of the biggest questions in construction has been how much will it cost to rebuild, and who will actually build it. […]


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The largest commercial construction starts of April 2024

May 28, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Project groundbreakings posted their largest increase of the year in April after a slow start, according to Dodge Construction Network. Total construction starts rebounded 6% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1.06 trillion, according to Dodge Construction Network. The […]


Sustainability

Innovative material for sustainable building

May 24, 2024

Via: ScienceDaily

Maximizing natural light in buildings is popular and can save on energy costs. However, traditional glass roofs and walls also present problems such as glare, lack of privacy, and overheating. Alternative solutions, such as coatings and light-diffusing materials, have not […]


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Commerce Department wants more women in construction

May 22, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Tuesday’s announcement follows another this month launching the CHIPS Women in Construction Framework, a set of five best practices for increasing the participation of women. The pledge will follow the same concepts in the framework. They are: Set goals and […]


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Builders embrace the megaproject boom

May 21, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Megaprojects are on the rise, and delivering these multibillion-dollar builds is uniquely challenging, said panelists on April 29 at an event hosted by the Regional Plan Association, a development nonprofit focused on the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut region. […]


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How Can You Future-Proof Buildings?

May 21, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Western society has largely accepted that the technologies and devices we use on a daily basis—like our phones, laptops, and even vehicles—are largely designed to be replaced a few years down the road. It is critical that the same attitude […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

OSHA Fines Demolition Subcontractor $392,000 Over Asbestos Hazards

May 20, 2024

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $392,000 in penalties, after citing Chicago-area demolition subcontractor KLF Enterprises Inc. with 36 alleged violations—35 serious and one willful—for knowingly exposing workers to asbestos. OSHA also cited the […]


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Delta Tunnel Project to Generate $38 Billion in Economic Benefits As Costs Rise

May 20, 2024

Via: ENR

A new financial analysis of California’s ambitious but controversial Delta Conveyance Project indicates it would create billions of dollars in benefits even though the price tag has increased substantially. The massive tunnel project, California’s largest water infrastructure project in decades, […]


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Climate Change is Expanding the Need for Resilient Building Design

May 17, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Since the dawn of civilization architecture has helped people cope with extremes like heat, moisture, and seismic activity. But with climate change making such extremes more punishing, buildings must withstand stronger storms, higher temperatures, and more devastating floods to protect […]


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House Passes FAA Bill With Big Hikes for Airport Grant Funds

May 17, 2024

Via: ENR

In one of the year’s major infrastructure legislation accomplishments, Congress has approved, and President Joe Biden has signed, legislation reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration programs for the next five years, including a solid increase for the FAA’s airport infrastructure grants. Final […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Hidden risks in the construction site

May 16, 2024

Via: ISHN

Construction sites are dynamic environments teeming with activity, equipment, and potential hazards. While the dangers from heavy machinery operation, electrical work, and fall hazards are well-recognized, numerous hidden risks lurk beneath the surface, posing significant threats to worker health and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

May 16, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

When Troy Teepe worked on construction jobsites earlier in his career, he says he didn’t always follow safety protocols to a T. Today, he likens the confidence workers develop that causes them to skip safety measures to playing the lottery. […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Construction input prices jump again, continue 2024’s upward climb

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

Ken Simonson, chief economist at the Associated General Contractors of America, echoed Basu’s concerns about rising input costs and its impact on contractors’ bids and project expenses. “Prices for construction inputs have risen faster than contractors’ bids every month so […]


Construction Processes, Financial

5 contech firms announce funding in 2024’s first half

May 15, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

The saying goes April showers bring May flowers, and so far this spring, contech firms announced they’ve been showered with cash. Firms that specialize in green materials, recycling and artificial intelligence-based inspections reeled in cash, as the industry continues to […]


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Agriculture Dept. Awards $671M for Rural Energy, Water Projects

May 14, 2024

Via: ENR

As part of a series of Biden administration activities focused on rural America, the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture will provide $671.4 million in loans and grants for projects to build and upgrade energy grid, drinking water and wastewater treatment infrastructure […]


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Contractors, owners wait out high interest rates

May 14, 2024

Via: Construction Dive

With nearly 45 years of experience under his belt, Monte Thurmond may have seen this movie before. The executive vice president for AECOM Hunt, an Indianapolis-based general contracting firm, understands the implications of higher interest rates on construction activity, and […]


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Construction Women Explore Workplace Change, Trailblazing Technologies

May 13, 2024

Via: ENR

A construction technology entrepreneur described her firm’s artificial intelligence tool that can digest 3.6-million construction document pages to enable a project team to more quickly and realistically use the megavolume of detail to make job decisions. A U.S. General Services […]


Sustainability

What is the Green Building Initiative?

May 13, 2024

Via: gb&d magazine

Reducing the environmental impact of our built environment is imperative to ensuring a livable, healthy, and fulfilling future. Over the last several decades many organizations have committed themselves to this goal, with the Green Building Initiative being one of the […]