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What COP27 Means for Architecture and the Construction Industry

November 22, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The 2022 United Nations Conference of the Parties, more commonly referred to as COP27, was held between November 6 and November 18, 2022, in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt. The conference included more than 90 heads of state and an estimated […]


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The need for sustainable waste management in the construction industry

November 22, 2022

Via: ISHN

The construction industry is one of the most wasteful industries in the world. Estimates reveal that construction and demolition activities account for approximately 40% of the solid waste generated yearly. This statistic amounts to nearly 100 million tons of waste […]


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Construction on $4.2B JFK Terminal 6 to start in early 2023

November 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The Port Authority announced in 2017 the $18 billion JFK transformation to accommodate dramatic expected growth at the city’s main international airport. The pandemic had put the project on hold, with Terminal 6 now the final of four segments to […]


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Construction resumes on $2.4B Los Angeles Metro Purple Line

November 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Transit officials halted work on the line on Oct. 21 following a history of injuries and issues dating to July 2021, according to a letter sent to the contractors by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The letter alleges […]


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Percentage of women in construction higher than ever

November 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Washington, D.C., had the highest share of women in construction as of August, with 17.6%. Arizona and Florida nabbed second and third place, with 15.6% and 14.5%, respectively. Delaware had the lowest nationwide, with 6.8%. The growth of women in […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

How to comply with OSHA’s current silica rules and regulations

November 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

Managers and supervisors in the construction and manufacturing industries need to protect their employees from various work-related hazards, including the presence of silica dust. These particles can spread through the air when drilling, cutting, grinding, or sanding certain types of […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Payments firm Billd lands $100M credit line to fund subcontractors

November 16, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Construction payments firm Billd secured a $100 million debt facility to fund its subcontractor customers’ short-term cash flow needs, the company announced. The warehouse-lending finance structure was led by Philadelphia-based asset-backed securities investor LL Funds. On top of the debt […]


Construction Techniques

How construction is getting smarter with data intelligence

November 16, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

It was the pandemic that finally made Prevost Construction’s use of data intelligence look really smart. The Carlsbad, California-based general contractor had already been harvesting budget and planning data from its binders and hard drives manually since 2015. When the […]


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5 ways to improve employee retention before their first day and beyond

November 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Your employees are your business’s most valuable asset. That means employee retention is likely one of your top priorities, but it’s also increasingly difficult in the current job market. While many organizations take proactive steps to keep their employees happy […]


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Construction’s supply chain outlook: more shortages, price hikes ahead

November 14, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Plan for market conditions to get worse before they get better. Despite battling supply chain issues since late 2020, the construction industry will see continued material price escalation over the next couple of years, according to industry sources. The forecast […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Construction planning numbers leap in October despite recession fears

November 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Demand for data center construction bolstered the commercial component of the momentum index over the past several months, according to Dodge. This time around, the commercial component increased 13% in October largely due to a jump in office and hotel […]


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$5.7B Gordie Howe Bridge project to be delayed 8 months, S&P says

November 8, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

According to the auditor general, areas of improvement for the WDBA include board appointments, corporate risk management and performance measurement and monitoring. Nonetheless, “despite the significant deficiency and weaknesses, the corporation reasonably maintained the systems and practices needed to carry […]


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Industrial construction pipeline reaches record high as demand slows

November 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

New construction’s modest jump means supply is poised to accelerate just as demand begins to slow, with a return to pre-pandemic averages expected in another three to four quarters, Newmark said. That tapering will roll out gradually, as construction timelines […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Despite OSHA’s efforts, construction’s death rate hasn’t budged in 10 years

November 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The death toll in construction hasn’t changed in the past decade, raising important questions about the effectiveness of OSHA and what it would take to save more lives, according to an analysis by Construction Dive. Workers continue to die at […]


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$1B Texas Harbor Bridge work resumes, completion delayed to 2025

November 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

In early August 2022, Texas DOT warned that the project had design flaws so significant that “the bridge would collapse under certain load conditions” if it were finished per the current design. It cited a 2020 independent review that had […]


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Top 10 causes of construction claims

November 2, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The majority of claims and disputes are not only intertwined, they also tend to share common roots, according to the report. For example, project owners, seeking to minimize their outlay on upfront design, allow construction work to proceed. That almost […]


Construction Techniques

Turner tech program aims to address construction’s worst pain points

November 2, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

James Barrett, chief innovation officer for Turner Construction, had grown tired of startups telling him that technology-based solutions to the firm’s problems were not available. “I got frustrated over the years, dealing with the random, unpredictable process of hoping the […]


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Construction starts fall again

October 26, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Total construction starts posted 16% gains in the first nine months of 2022 compared to the same period of 2021. During that same span, nonresidential building and nonbuilding starts jumped 37% and 20%, respectively, while residential building starts remained flat. […]


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‘Unacceptable’ Injury Rate Suspends LA Purple Line Construction

October 26, 2022

Via: ENR

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority ordered a temporary halt of work on its $2.4-billion Purple Line Section 2 subway extension project over “serious and ongoing safety concerns” that officials said contractor Tutor Perini/O&G has not adequately addressed. The […]


Construction Processes, Financial

NYC construction spending reaches all-time high of $86B

October 25, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonresidential growth in New York City over the next three years will be driven by large investments in healthcare facilities and new offices, according to the report. Office valuations in New York City are forecasted to decline by as much […]