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Sustainability

The Portfolio Approach to Sustainability and Resiliency

April 20, 2021

Via: gb&d magazine

With billion-dollar weather disasters on the rise in the United States, resiliency and sustainability are on the minds of builders and homeowners alike. In 2020 alone, there were 22 events that sustained over $1 billion in damage and rebuilding efforts, […]


Construction Site Safety, Regulations

Indiana DOT emphasizes work zone safety as road construction season begins

April 20, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is leveraging innovations in technology and equipment to reduce the risk of crashes in work zones as a record-setting 2021 road construction season begins in Indiana. INDOT Commissioner Joe McGuinness joined law enforcement and […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Most contractors won’t pay more taxes under Biden’s infrastructure plan: CPA

April 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Most contractors won’t pay more in taxes under President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal, while the infusion of cash to fund more public construction projects would provide a significant upside for their businesses, according to a certified public accountant […]


Construction Processes, Financial, News

Pennsylvania to invest in 43 multimodal projects to improve safety, mobility

April 19, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that 43 highway, bridge, rail, and bike and pedestrian projects in 21 counties were selected for $45.9 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Reflecting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) commitment to […]


News

White House identifies the 7 worst states for infrastructure

April 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The administration pulled the grades from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure report card, according to U.S. News and World Report. The ASCE gave the country as a whole a C-minus grade — an improvement over its previous score […]


News

USACE awards contract for highway raising, flood protection project in Fargo, N.D.

April 15, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, awarded a $67 million contract to Industrial Builders Inc. of West Fargo, North Dakota, for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project. The goal of the project is to complete the I-29 grade […]


Construction Processes, Design

The More You Understand How Materials Fit and Work, The Better Your Architecture Will Be

April 13, 2021

Via: ArchDaily

Incredible lighting, shining finishes, healthy trees, and properly positioned human figures seem to be the perfect kit for a good and traditional image of architecture, which, however, is not always representative of reality or context. We are accustomed to thinking […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Border wall gets no new funds in Biden’s budget

April 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When fielding a question earlier this month about reports that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was considering filling “gaps” in the border wall, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing that federal agencies are […]


News

White House releases infrastructure report cards for every state

April 12, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight the needs in every state across the country for the investments proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan. The fact sheets highlight 12 key areas to be addressed […]


Construction Site Safety, Construction Techniques, Hazards

High-tech machines take skyscraper construction safety to new heights

April 7, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Two major tall building projects have benefited from robotic-style technology in recent months to speed construction time and keep employees safe while working at height. The project team for the 50 Hudson Yards in New York City relied on an […]