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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Number of U.S. architects continues to rise

June 19, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The number of architects licensed in the United States rose to 115,316 in 2018, according to the annual Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. This is a 2% increase from 2017 and represents a 13% increase compared to the number of […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Construction begins on new $600M main entrance at NYC’s Penn Station

June 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The addition of a new entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar program to improve rail and rail-related services in the New York City metro area. In December 2017, the MTA awarded a $1.8 billion design-build contract to 3TC — […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Exxon-SABIC to start construction on $10B Corpus Christi, Texas, ethane cracker plant

June 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

ExxonMobil said the project will also create 600 permanent jobs and provide $50 billion of economic output in the first six years of operations. An ethane cracker plant extracts the ethane found in natural gas and processes it into ethylene, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Legal

Privately funded group reaches deal with water agency to only lock its border wall at night

June 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The commission said that when We Build the Wall first applied for a permit, the agency asked the group more than once to relocate the gate because it was placed in such a way that it might funnel undocumented immigrants […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Soft skills and hard hats

June 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

1.3% of the world’s GDP. This equates to $1.6 trillion of potential value, enough to meet half of the world’s infrastructure needs. The concept of “soft skills” is hardly new. In 1959, the US Army created regulations called “Systems Engineering […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

More construction firms see the value of lean

June 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

With productivity rates at the bottom of the charts, the construction industry may be a little too comfortable with waste in the many forms it can take — overlapping workflows, underutilization of talent, overproduction of materials and more. Small inefficiencies […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Trump signs $19B disaster aid bill, including billions for infrastructure, resiliency

June 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Tyndall is just one of the casualties that the U.S. military incurred during the last few hurricane seasons. The Florida Gulf Coast air base was all but destroyed and will cost an estimated $3 billion to repair, according to a […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Construction supervisors don’t always practice the safety they preach

June 7, 2019

Via: ISHN

When it comes to safety in the construction industry, “the gap between what is said and what is actually done is alarming,” according to the authors of a new report that showcases research critical to the advancement of the industry. […]


Construction Techniques

Jobsite managers embrace robotics

June 6, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This week, Mortenson Construction and Built Robotics announced that the contractor’s renewable projects will get a boost from the latter’s driverless excavators and other heavy equipment, making it one of the first major construction firms to adopt robotics on a […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Making up for the construction labor shortage with technology

June 5, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In spite of recovering major ground after the Great Recession, the construction industry is still facing troubling skilled labor shortages, with a lack of qualified candidates stepping up to take over the positions once held by industry veterans nearing retirement […]