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Construction Processes, Legal

7 things to know about starting a construction training program

October 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At a time when many contractors are looking to help solve their labor woes by bringing in more workers, a new report argues that upskilling strategies can help companies close talent gaps in their workforce and increase retention. As more […]


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Skanska/Traylor JV Tapped for $1.6B NJ Bridge Replacement

October 13, 2021

Via: ENR

New Jersey’s Portal Bridge, a 110-year-old structure long the bane of Northeast Corridor rail travelers, is a step closer to becoming a memory with NJ Transit’s award of a $1.6-billion replacement project contract to a joint venture of Skanska and […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

In wake of Surfside disaster, Florida contractors create building safety task force

October 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Members of the group represent the five chapters throughout Florida that make up the statewide association. They are: Mike Gruber – ECS Limited Jonathan Knudsen – Universal Engineering Mark LeBlanc – Specialty Engineering Consultants Steven Lockhart – Finfrock Noman McMillan […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Steel, roofing materials shortage hamstrings construction

October 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Mounting shortages and rising costs have left contractors in some cases delaying projects or using substitute materials when possible. Steel, roofing and insulation materials are some of the most difficult products to get right now, said Ken Simonson, chief economist […]


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Construction’s diversity numbers are awful. Here’s how 3 contractors are improving theirs.

October 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, construction is still on the ground floor. Compared to the overall workforce, the construction industry is overwhelmingly White and male. Even though Hispanic or Latino people, which is a measure of ethnicity and […]


Sustainability

North American crane count decrease signals uncertainty

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The dip in Q3 comes after a spike in Q1 of 2021, which also followed a decrease in the crane count. Toronto has continued to tower over U.S. cities when it comes to the total number of cranes. One thing […]


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The top 10 home building companies of 2021

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Despite unprecedented labor and construction materials shortages, business is booming for home builders across the country. Over the past 2 years, residential construction permits increased 36% nationally and the average value of a newly constructed single-family home increased by 7%, […]


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Biden touts vaccine mandate at Clayco jobsite visit

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Following the Biden administration’s announcement on Sept. 9 that a federal vaccine mandate would go into effect, the president has been touting its effectiveness and encouraging the shot. Biden said that his administration’s mandate, along with the provision that federal […]


Construction Processes, Construction Techniques, Interaction of Expertise

How to utilize tech expertise to improve construction industry

October 8, 2021

Via: ISHN

The construction industry has long been considered a relatively analog sector. Though there is certainly a great deal of machinery involved, it is still most often associated with hands-on activities. Experts in engineering, building, and architecture applying their talents to […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Top 10 OSHA Standards Violations Cited for Construction in 2021

October 8, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

We’ve compiled the list of Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards for Construction for fiscal year 2021 (October 2020 through September 2021). Each year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) releases the Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards from […]