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Construction Processes, Legal

7 things to know about starting a construction training program

October 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At a time when many contractors are looking to help solve their labor woes by bringing in more workers, a new report argues that upskilling strategies can help companies close talent gaps in their workforce and increase retention. As more […]


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Pennsylvania pilot project to pave roadway with recycled plastic

October 14, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with other state agencies, this week highlighted a pilot project to pave part of a Ridley Creek State Park roadway with an asphalt and recycled plastic mixture. The project, coordinated through PennDOT’s Strategic […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

In wake of Surfside disaster, Florida contractors create building safety task force

October 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Members of the group represent the five chapters throughout Florida that make up the statewide association. They are: Mike Gruber – ECS Limited Jonathan Knudsen – Universal Engineering Mark LeBlanc – Specialty Engineering Consultants Steven Lockhart – Finfrock Noman McMillan […]


Construction Processes, Procurement

Steel, roofing materials shortage hamstrings construction

October 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Mounting shortages and rising costs have left contractors in some cases delaying projects or using substitute materials when possible. Steel, roofing and insulation materials are some of the most difficult products to get right now, said Ken Simonson, chief economist […]


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Biden touts vaccine mandate at Clayco jobsite visit

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Following the Biden administration’s announcement on Sept. 9 that a federal vaccine mandate would go into effect, the president has been touting its effectiveness and encouraging the shot. Biden said that his administration’s mandate, along with the provision that federal […]


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Quarter of US Critical Infrastructure Now at Risk of Failing From Floods, Report Finds

October 11, 2021

Via: ENR

Almost a quarter, or 2 million miles, of the nation’s roads are currently at risk of becoming inoperable from flood damage, according to a new assessment of infrastructure across the country from First Street Foundation. Other types of infrastructure face […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Construction technology funding skyrockets to record levels

October 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

After a slight dip in 2020 as activity in the U.S. slowed due to uncertainty caused by the pandemic, contech funding exploded in 2021. Early stage funding in 2021 reached $738.3 million, while late stage funding increased to $1.1 billion, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Alabama to use COVID-19 relief to help construct $1.3B worth of prisons

October 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

At the crux of the issue is widespread violence in Alabama prisons. On Dec. 9, 2020, the Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against the state of Alabama for what it called “unconstitutional conditions” in the prison system, such as […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Construction industry leaders urge House to pass infrastructure bill

October 5, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Democrats are trying to move the bills in tandem to assuage progressives in their party who won’t vote for the infrastructure bill without the larger economic package. Centrists Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) are holding up the infrastructure […]


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Biden Signs 30-Day Highway-Transit Stopgap

October 4, 2021

Via: ENR

Congress has approved legislation that ends a short lapse in surface transportation funding and extends federal highway and transit program authorizations—but only through Oct. 31. President Joe Biden signed the stopgap on Oct. 2, reauthorizing those key transportation programs for […]