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Construction Techniques

Clark Construction employs 3D modeling, laser scanning to solve healthcare project challenges

July 22, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When it opens in 2023, a new healthcare facility for MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., will feature the latest medical and technological advances. The new 477,213-square-foot medical and surgical building will feature 156 patient rooms, 32 exam rooms […]


News

Texas prepares to take bids for border wall construction

July 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Abbott has said he will use the emergency declaration to fund and construct a border barrier in the state, which Luca said is the only thing unusual about the project compared to any other job the Facilities Commission undertakes. The […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

PPI Measures of Construction Material Costs Are Still Shouting Warnings

July 21, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

This article focuses on the latest U.S. building material cost increases as laid out in the Producer Price Index data set compiled and published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The PPI series measures prices for goods as they leave […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Safety helmets vs. hard hats

July 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The image of a construction worker wearing a hard hat is iconic. Whether it’s high atop a skyscraper or on the ground, everyone on a job site must wear a hard hat, visitors included. However, is that mainstay of construction—the […]


News

Construction employment trails pre-pandemic level in 39 states

July 19, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Construction employment in June remained below the levels reached before the pre-pandemic peak in February 2020 in 39 states, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data released today. Association officials noted that […]


News

Project manager’s advice to young women in construction: ‘Just do it’

July 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

As a project manager at Portland, Oregon-based R&H Construction, 29-year-old Sarah Jimenez has worked on multiple project teams and now is running a new $19 million ground-up addiction treatment center in Southeast Portland. Jimenez, who holds a construction management degree […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Biden’s infrastructure proposal includes massive investment in school buildings

July 14, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

The Biden Administration’s proposed infrastructure spending plan is a rare chance for most school districts to make their buildings greener and cheaper to operate. This is a ‘once in a lifetime opportunity’ to make major upgrades to public school facilities, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

SBA withdraws controversial PPP questionnaire

July 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

In May 2020, the SBA mandated that businesses that received loans of more than $2 million complete a questionnaire regarding their operations and financial conditions during the pandemic. It requested information about gross revenues, capital improvement projects, dividend payments and […]


News

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator and Contractor Confidence Index rise in June

July 13, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Associated Builders and Contractors reports today that its Construction Backlog Indicator rose to 8.5 months in June, according to an ABC member survey conducted June 20-July 6, 0.5 months higher than in May 2021 and 0.4 months higher than in […]


Sustainability

Regional Contractors Report Steady Gains

July 12, 2021

Via: ENR

California and the Northwest’s top contractors reported steady gains in regional revenue in 2020—despite setbacks due to COVID-19 and the year’s unprecedented wildfires—thanks to solid backlogs and continued strength in the government and multifamily sectors. Looking ahead, contractors expect continued […]