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Government backlogs delay apartment construction

April 25, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans began to work remotely. Others left their jobs altogether. And many migrated to the Sun Belt, sparking a development boom. These trends have converged to create problems in short-staffed zoning and planning offices around the […]


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Contractors prepare for enforcement of New York City vaccine mandate

February 10, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

New York City’s ban on unvaccinated employees has left construction pros doing business there questioning how to comply with the rule and who will enforce it. Since December, workers have been required to show proof of at least one dose […]


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Construction’s hottest sectors for 2022

January 25, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction Dive is taking a look at five of the country’s hottest construction verticals heading into 2022, specifically warehouses, data centers, ports, life sciences facilities and infrastructure projects. All affected in some way by the challenges of COVID-19, supply chain […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Supreme Court Denies OSHA Vaccine/Testing Mandate in 6-3 Ruling

January 13, 2022

Via: ENR

A 6-3 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court has placed a stay on the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s COVID-19 vaccination-or-testing mandate for employers with 100 employees or more, including those in the construction sector. All justices appointed by […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Will US Supreme Court Majority Be Willing to Delay OSHA Vaccine-Testing Mandate?

January 7, 2022

Via: ENR

A majority of U.S. Supreme Court justices appeared skeptical of the Biden Administration’s legal authority to implement a COVID-19 vaccination-or test mandate with the depth and breadth of the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s emergency temporary standard, as they […]


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Steady Growth Seen for Global Construction After COVID Rebound

January 5, 2022

Via: ENR

Having bounced back from the worst of the pandemic fallout, global construction is set to grow by 2.3% a year in real terms reaching $16.6 trillion by 2030, say forecasters at London-based Global Construction Perspectives in reviewing 112 markets. Four […]


Sustainability

Public contractor backlog weathers ups, downs during the pandemic

December 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

While COVID-19 had an impact on backlogs across the construction industry, some public companies performed better than others. When a company failed to grow its backlog, it was often because it worked for a sector that was struggling. “The primary […]


Construction Techniques

2022 predictions: The 4 biggest heroes in your digital toolbox for balancing construction industry disruptions

December 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry is built on a happy balance between the right materials and effective project management. But what happens when that happy balance is disrupted by ongoing shifts in the marketplace? COVID-19, increased demand, supply shortages—as the complexity grows, […]


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5 of the largest mixed-use projects in the works across the US

November 30, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Across the country, developers are placing big bets on mixed-use projects, many of them with budgets into the billions or hundreds of millions. In the Urban Land Institute’s 2022 Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, expectations for the performance of […]


Sustainability

5 graphs that illustrate construction’s challenging year

November 18, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Over the past year, supply chain snarls and pandemic-related uncertainty have continued to affect the construction industry, leading to high materials costs, delays and difficulty finding skilled labor. It’s not all bad news though: some costs remained relatively flat, the […]