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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Report: Elevator-related construction deaths on the rise

February 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

On Feb 2., a worker who fell 40 feet down an elevator shaft at the $3.6 billion Salt Lake City International Airport redevelopment project a few days earlier succumbed to his injuries and died. He was reportedly an employee of […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

ExxonMobil, Qatar Petroleum announce plans to build $10B LNG export facility

February 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

McDermott International on Tuesday said that it had been awarded — along with joint venture partners Chiyoda International Corp. and Zachry Group — a “mega contract” to build the Golden Pass project. McDermott did not release the exact contract amount […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Ensuring Construction Worker Safety in Extreme Cold

February 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

In light of last week’s polar vortex in the US, worker safety concerns have come to the forefront. In the construction industry, where deadlines are strict and the demand is high, extreme weather conditions may not phase some project managers. […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential construction spending dips in November

February 4, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1% in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data recently released. The release of November data, originally scheduled for Jan. 3, was delayed by the partial government shutdown. […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Port of Alaska construction costs soar to nearly $2B

February 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

According to port officials, 90% of all the fuel and other cargo delivered to Alaska comes by ship, and the Port of Alaska handles 50% of that traffic. Its docks are 50 years old, and officials fear that the 10-year […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

U.S. Construction Spending Increased 0.8% in November 2018

February 1, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

After being delayed a month due to the recent government shutdown, the U.S. Census Bureau just released the latest construction spending numbers for November 2018. Construction spending rose 0.8% in November to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,299.9 billion. […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

$1.7B of construction underway in Charlotte central hub

February 1, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The increase in business and residential populations in Charlotte have also resulted in an expansion of the city’s transit systems and highway modernization projects, creating work for contractors specializing in infrastructure work in addition to generating jobs for multifamily and […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Detroit-area I-75 to see $799M of construction through 2023, part of $1.6B modernization

January 28, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The MDOT’s original plan was to award as many as five separate contracts for the 18-mile I-75 modernization. The decision to divide the project into three pieces and hand over Segment 3 to Oakland Corridor Partners — John Laing Investment […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

$1B Arkansas bridge corridor estimate busts $535M budget

January 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Being able to work out the complete cost and scope of a project and identify potential overruns in advance are some of the advantages of the design-build project-delivery method. In addition, the owner or owner’s representative — in this case […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Majority of contractors using offsite construction, survey says

January 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Offsite construction has been an ongoing construction trend for the last several years, but with such a large majority of stakeholders reporting that they are using the technique, as they did in the NIBS survey, it might be time to […]