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Construction job openings hit third highest on record

February 2, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The majority of contractors intend to increase staffing levels over the next six months, according to Basu, so “labor shortages will remain a stiff headwind for the industry,” he said. Consumer spending has begun to show signs of weakness, Basu […]


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Contech firm Built Robotics acquires Roin, eyes expansion

February 1, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

San Francisco-based Built Robotics announced the acquisition of Roin Technologies on Jan. 24, paving the way for the company’s expansion beyond excavation into other areas primed for automation on jobsites. Built Robotics is the creator of the Exosystem, an aftermarket […]


Construction Techniques

Why 3D printing is still flat in commercial construction

February 1, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Touted as a faster, safer and cleaner way to build, 3D printing technology has yet to scale in a meaningful way for nonresidential construction. While the government has doled out grant money to research 3D printing capabilities in space, and […]


Construction Techniques

Construction Industry Data Breach: What You Should Know

February 1, 2023

Via: ConstructConnect

In a day and age when digital security is more important than ever, it is imperative that companies and employees do everything they can to prevent cyberattacks and data breaches on company and personal data. Specifically, in an industry as […]


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Can tech layoffs bridge the labor gap in construction?

February 1, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

As most of us are aware, across all the skilled trades, the worker shortage is progressing alongside advancements in digitization. As a result, leading construction companies are quickly introducing new roles that emphasize the need for workers with a mix […]


Construction Processes, Financial

US DOT Awards $1.2B for IIJA “Mega” Projects, including Hudson Tunnel

January 31, 2023

Via: ENR

The Biden administration has picked nine high-profile surface transportation projects to share nearly $1.2 billion in Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act grants, topped by a $292-million award for an early-phase element of a mammoth planned New York-New Jersey Hudson River […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey Governor Signs Low-Carbon Concrete Law

January 31, 2023

Via: ENR

New Jersey enacts legislation that offers a financial performance bonus for concrete producers who provide low embodied-carbon products for state projeNew Jersey’s new financial performance bonus for concrete producers that provide low embodied-carbon products for state projects is believed to […]


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Construction & Engineering Industry Predictions 2023

January 30, 2023

Via: ENR

In the wake of the turbulent Covid-19 pandemic, the Construction and Engineering industry will need to continue in its fight to become more resilient and agile. As the global market continues to be pressured from new events including recessions, increased […]


Construction Processes, Financial

The Hidden Cost in Construction

January 30, 2023

Via: ENR

Many construction and engineering companies are so focused on winning projects that they overlook the importance of managing plant and equipment cost-effectively. With sector margins tight, it’s a dangerous oversight. Chris Knight, Global Industry Director for Construction and Engineering at […]


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New Jersey announces $350M for school construction

January 30, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Economists expect education projects to jump to $72.7 billion in 2023, a 5% gain from 2022 levels of activity, according to Dodge Construction Network. In New Jersey, as well as other Northeastern states like New York and Massachusetts, the education […]


Construction Processes, Financial

In Praise of Escrow for Taking Tension Out of Construction Payments

January 30, 2023

Via: ENR

I was working for a general contractor on several fast-track student housing projects in the late 1990s to fill a need in the Boston area, especially on smaller campuses that had limited space. One fast-tracked campus apartment project I remember […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

NY’s Carlos’ Law hikes penalties for jobsite safety crimes

January 27, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Under the new legislation, a contractor is guilty of criminal corporate liability for the death or injury of a worker when it negligently, recklessly, intentionally or knowingly causes the death or serious physical injury of its employees while they are […]


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DPR Construction taps Mark Whitson as president

January 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

DPR Construction announced this week it has appointed Mark Whitson as president, effective this month. He will lead the firm with CEO George Pfeffer to “guide DPR’s shared leadership team and the organization into the future,” according to a press […]


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2023 begins with ‘positive momentum’ for construction

January 25, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

“December starts revealed where the current strength in construction lies: manufacturing and infrastructure,” said Richard Branch, chief economist at Dodge, in a press release. “It is those segments that will provide insulation for the sector as the economy softens in […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Empower workers to speak up about jobsite hazards

January 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

Last week, Associated General Contractors of America’s health and safety conference offered attendees training and tips on how to walk the tightrope of creating an effective safety program. Here are some of the key takeaways from presenters. Empower workers to […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction is among the industries most at risk for ACA penalties

January 24, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

The average annual employee turnover rate for the construction industry is 68%, according to data issued by job search site Zippia, more than 10 percentage points higher than the national average of 57.3%. Why does that matter? With new employees […]


Sustainability

Reducing steel corrosion vital to combating climate change

January 24, 2023

Via: ScienceDaily

Global steel production has been rising steadily for decades — and because steel has poor resistance to corrosion, part of that demand is to replace steel used in construction materials that have become corroded over time, in everything from bridges […]


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2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Dive

U.S. contractors have a lot on their minds as they look to the year ahead. Snarled supply chains and rising inflation could bring higher costs and lower profits in 2023. Workforce shortages, which make projects take longer and cost more, […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Cost for construction materials ‘decline steeply’ in December

January 23, 2023

Via: Construction Europe

Plunging prices for diesel fuel, lumber, and steel slowed inflation for materials and services used in construction in December in the US, but relief may be short-lived, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government […]


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BLS: Union Construction Workforce Share Dips To Lowest in Years

January 20, 2023

Via: ENR

Construction unions’ portion of the industry’s total workforce declined last year to the lowest annual level in a decade, according to a new Bureau of Labor Statistics report. The latest annual BLS report on union membership, released on Jan. 19, […]