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Sustainability

Top 10 Major Upcoming Entertainment Facility and Stadium-Arena Construction Projects – U.S. – July 2020

July 8, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

The accompanying tables show the top 10 major upcoming entertainment facility and stadium-arena construction projects in the U.S. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations. Shopping centers, hotels, […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Wisconsin-based contractor deploys facial recognition to test for COVID-19 symptoms

July 8, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When paper-based health screenings were too cumbersome to manage remotely, Wisconsin-based contractor The Boldt Co. turned to a digital solution. Managers now are using facial recognition and temperature scanning from a mounted camera to ensure employees aren’t showing signs of […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Sustainability

New York’s MTA needs billions in federal funding after COVID-19 crisis

July 7, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Just weeks after New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority announced it was beginning its largest capital program ever, COVID-19 hit the region, and the area quickly became the epicenter of the coronavirus infection in the U.S. As the state grappled with […]


Sustainability

Real Estate Survey Predicts Office Market Still in Decline

July 7, 2020

Via: ENR

The only bright spot in a national real estate market in terrible shape, thanks to COVID-19, is an uptick in demand for industrial warehouse space due to increased online shopping deliveries during lockdowns, according to a recent survey. Cold storage […]


Sustainability

Total U.S. Put-In-Place Construction to Be -4.5% in 2020 Versus 2019

July 6, 2020

Via: ConstructConnect

U.S. put-in-place construction spending, during the coronavirus health crisis, has benefitted from the carryover of work begun last year. 2019 construction starts included an inordinately large number of mega projects valued at $1 billion or more each. There were 35 […]


Construction Techniques

Robot roundup: 5 recent innovations in construction tech

July 1, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Robots have continued to make inroads into the construction industry. Whether due to a lack of skilled labor, or simply new tech becoming commercially available, companies continue to market robots and drones to contractors as options to perform important tasks […]


Sustainability

COVID-19 presents new challenges for minority-owned construction firms

June 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

In the best of economic times, minority-owned construction firms struggle to access the capital they need to operate and grow their businesses. Many minority-owned businesses, for example, pay higher loan interest rates than their nonminority-owned counterparts, according to a report […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Report: US cities’ massive budget cuts impact infrastructure, capital expenses

June 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The survey was based on input from officials at more than 1,100 municipalities across the country. Other findings include: 70% of municipalities have not received funding through the CARES Act. 13% of municipalities are making cuts to inspection, planning and […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Regulations

COVID-19 health screenings raise privacy considerations for contractors

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When workers arrive at a Skanska jobsite at the University of Delaware, they are asked a series of questions such as, “Are you experiencing flu-like symptoms?” and ” Have you, or has anyone in your family, been in contact with […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court: Trump administration can’t use military funds for border wall construction

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the bigger issues of who gets to approve border wall funding or what decisions the president can make under a national emergency, the Supreme Court’s favorable decision toward the Trump administration last year was based on the likelihood that […]