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Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Number of U.S. architects continues to rise

June 19, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The number of architects licensed in the United States rose to 115,316 in 2018, according to the annual Survey of Architectural Registration Boards. This is a 2% increase from 2017 and represents a 13% increase compared to the number of […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Current and Emergent Technologies Give Contractors a Competitive Edge

June 19, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Contractors are increasingly adopting new technologies to give themselves an edge over the competition. According to a recent study from USG Corp. and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 74% of contractors expect to adopt advanced technology within the next three […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Construction begins on new $600M main entrance at NYC’s Penn Station

June 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The addition of a new entrance is just part of a multibillion-dollar program to improve rail and rail-related services in the New York City metro area. In December 2017, the MTA awarded a $1.8 billion design-build contract to 3TC — […]


Construction Processes, Legal, Procurement

Material suppliers sued in US over deadly London building fire

June 17, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Grenfell had undergone a substantial renovation in the years leading up to the fire, and, according to a BRE Global report on the fire, the pre-renovation makeup of the exterior would have been able to better withstand the fire. In […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Contractor’s defense in fatal fall: Victim was a subcontractor, not an employee

June 17, 2019

Via: ISHN

A Maine contractor who was indicted on manslaughter charges after the death of an employee – his own half-brother – maintains that he is not culpable because his workers are not his employees and he cannot compel them to use […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Soft skills and hard hats

June 12, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

1.3% of the world’s GDP. This equates to $1.6 trillion of potential value, enough to meet half of the world’s infrastructure needs. The concept of “soft skills” is hardly new. In 1959, the US Army created regulations called “Systems Engineering […]


Construction Processes, Financial

FAA sees $17.7B proposed for 2020, allocates $840M grants

June 11, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The funding is welcome as airports attempt to fund much-needed improvements on their own. Lawmakers once again failed to raise the $4.50 Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) that helps airports pay for their capital construction programs. Airports are allowed to tack […]


Construction Processes, Design

Regional Design Work Remains Steady Even as Fees Tighten, Uncertainties Rise

June 11, 2019

Via: ENR

The West continues to outperform most other regions in terms of population growth, economic stability and demand for construction and design services. Market strengths include hospitality, health care, housing and offices. “We see multifamily housing staying strong throughout 2019 and […]


Construction Techniques

Mortenson joins forces with robotics technology producer

June 10, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

The industry’s drive toward jobsite automation continues apace, with leading contractors test robots and GPS systems to supplement their equipment for greater jobsite efficiency at a time when these companies struggle with labor shortages. In a recent report, Tractica, a […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Trump signs $19B disaster aid bill, including billions for infrastructure, resiliency

June 10, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Tyndall is just one of the casualties that the U.S. military incurred during the last few hurricane seasons. The Florida Gulf Coast air base was all but destroyed and will cost an estimated $3 billion to repair, according to a […]