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House Appropriators Call For FY23 Hikes in Many Construction Programs

June 27, 2022

Via: ENR

As the House’s July 4 recess draws near, the chamber’s Appropriations Committee has pushed through many of the bills to set fiscal year 2023 spending levels for federal agencies. Results so far include recommended increases in many major construction programs. […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Rising labor costs eat away at construction firms’ profits

June 23, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The clamor over construction’s labor crisis reached a fever pitch this week, with new evidence suggesting historic wage increases for low-skilled site workers are eating into contractors’ profits. Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees in construction rose to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

June 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Due to lack of power during the initial stages of construction projects, some sites rely on air horns as an evacuation method on construction sites, but it’s not without drawbacks. Sean Ryan, environmental health safety manager at Turner Construction, said […]


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Pulse: Southeast Construction Bids for June 2022

June 21, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to construct the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir foundation and cutoff wall in Palm Beach County. The work includes clearing, grubbing, demucking, blasting, foundation preparation, installation of a […]


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Proposed, under construction, abandoned: 6 key US pipeline projects

June 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

It’s a complicated time to build a new oil or gas pipeline in the U.S. While the fossil fuel industry continues to see healthy demand and profits amid skyrocketing gasoline prices and war in Ukraine, construction costs are rising and […]


Sustainability

Arizona transportation board approves 5-year roadway construction program

June 21, 2022

Via: Roads & Bridges

The 2023-2027 program includes funding for various highway improvement projects across the state, with $6.7 billion to be allocated over the next five years. A $328 million project estimated to begin this year will add lanes along Interstate 17 between […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

What OSHA’s National Emphasis Program means for employers

June 16, 2022

Via: ISHN

The dangers associated with heat related illness are well understood. However, deaths and serious illnesses continue to occur, and may increase in time, because of increased frequency of extreme temperatures. To emphasize its concern and take necessary action, OSHA is […]


Construction Techniques

6 of the year’s biggest construction technology funding rounds

June 15, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Despite uncertain economic conditions, a war in Ukraine and looming fears of a recession in the United States, the wheels on the venture capital bus continue to go ‘round and ’round all through the construction technology sector. With a growing […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Why construction stocks are like honey for the bear market

June 15, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

This week, the prospect of a recession got real. Scary real. Nearly six months into the stock market’s tumultuous ride, investors woke up Monday to see the claws of the bear now too late to duck: 40-year-high inflation for six […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Which Building Construction Materials Are Ecological?

June 14, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

In the current scenario of a climate crisis, thinking about an architectural project without defining ecological guidelines has become practically unacceptable. One of the main emitters of carbon dioxide and other pollutants, the construction sector is increasingly looking for new […]