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How Construction Finance Leaders Can Drive Employee Engagement

Construction Business Owner

How Construction Finance Leaders Can Drive Employee Engagement 3 key strategies to better overcome staffing challenges in today’s competitive market mhodges Thu, 06/01/2023 - 13:29 Older generations of workers are retiring while others are considering careers in different industries or choosing not to return to work. As a result, construction companies have to find new ways to work more efficiently and meet the desires of the current workforce by providing flexible options.

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Construction job openings increase 68K

Construction Dive

There are more job openings than there are unemployed Americans and construction, like many industries, faces a growing need for workers.

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Leading With DEI in Safety: A Guide for Construction Professionals

Construction Business Owner

Promote to rotator No Rotator Image Status of webinar Featured Thu, 06/29/2023 - 12:00 11 a.m. CDT This webinar, specifically tailored to construction professionals, focuses on how to enhance the effectiveness of safety programs by incorporating diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and organizational integrity. The presentation showcases companies with best practices in this area and offers guidance on how to implement these principles within your own organization.

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HS2 construction shake-up sees main contractor changes

Construction Enquirer

A shake-up in construction of the central section of HS2’s phase one route from London to the West Midlands will see the Align contracting joint venture take over responsibility for a stretch previously assigned to EKFB. The Enquirer understands the changes involve a number of sites in the North Chilterns area where EKFB (Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and Bam Nuttall) was main contractor.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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‘What recession?’ Nearly all sectors see strong construction spending

Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.

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Falling material prices expected to reverse course

Construction Dive

Additional upward pressure on materials costs will lead to a permanent shift in prices, according to construction industry sources.

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Tools & Tiaras: Empowering Plumbing’s Next Female Generation

Contractor Magazine

Founder Judaline Cassidy builds a fierce group of Princess Warriors to break down barriers to mechanical, industrial and technical trade careers.

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Finnish manufacturer plans $750M Georgia mega factory

Construction Dive

Admares, a Finland-based buildings and homes manufacturer, will build a 2.5-million-square-foot factory as part of its relocation to the United States.

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Barton Malow Named ENR Southeast 2023 Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

With major projects in Charlotte and Nashville, the contractor more than tripled its revenue in the Southeast region year-over-year as it continues to grow, focusing on safety, sustainability and its people.

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Leading the Way in Construction EHS Software

The Verdantix Green Quadrant: EHS Software 2023 is an independent third-party analysis of 23 EHS software vendors (including Intelex) that provides an in-depth look at the technical capabilities, application breadth, innovation focus, and momentum of key environmental, health, and safety management software market players. The guide is essential reading for EHS software benchmarking, especially for understanding unique vendor strengths and capabilities.

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Judge halts bridge project over Alabama DOT head’s ‘personal vendetta’

Construction Dive

The Montgomery County Circuit Court said the official had operated in bad faith in building the $120 million project 1 mile away from a toll company’s existing span.

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ASCE Adds 500-Year Flood Protection to 7-22 Design Standard

ENR Construction

In what the civil engineers gtroup termed "the most significant change" to the 7-22 standard's flood load provisions since the inception of ASCE 7. the new supplement ties flood hazard mitigation to a structure’s risk level, and sets the hazard area for most risk categories to the 500-year floodplain for determining flood loads.

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Subcontractors feel the pinch but still expect growth

Construction Dive

A shrinking labor pool and supply chain delays impact subs’ bottom lines, but the silver lining of the IIJA has gotten shinier.

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ASCE Supplements 7-22 With 500-Year Flood Protections

ENR Construction

A new supplement to ASCE/SEI 7-22 ties flood hazard mitigation to a structure’s risk level, and sets the flood hazard area for most risk categories to the 500-year floodplain for determining flood loads.

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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McCarthy-Mortenson JV completes $1.06B biosafety lab for feds

Construction Dive

The facility in Manhattan, Kansas, will ensure the safety of the food supply and is one of just a handful of BSL-4 designated sites globally.

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Staker Parson, Flatiron Construction Named 2023 ENR Mountain States Contractors of the Year

ENR Construction

Firms of the Year winners are selected by all ENR regional editors, based on multiple criteria, including revenue growth, community impact and other considerations.

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Workplace fatality rates have been stagnant for decades. Could robotics finally reduce them?

Construction Dive

Despite ongoing concerns about automation in the workplace, robotics focused on safety could also lead to the creation of new jobs, the National Safety Council said.

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Nominations Now Open: Autodesk Construction Champion Awards 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Submit a Nomination by June 30 Here at Autodesk, we’re honored to celebrate and spotlight construction thought leaders who are making waves in the industry by driving innovation and change. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that nominations are now open for our new Autodesk’s Construction Champion Awards! From June 5 through June 30, we encourage you to nominate AEC professionals who you believe have made a tremendous impact on the industry.

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The Ultimate Procurement Software Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right procurement software is a crucial step in ensuring third-party risk management, process governance, and bidding efficiency. With so many procurement solutions to choose from, it can be overwhelming without a frame of reference and a solid starting point. This free buyer’s guide will cover: Benefits of Procurement Software –– Why do you need it?

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California contractor makes CFO, IT appointments

Construction Dive

The two new Blach Construction execs were hired from competitor Rudolph and Sletten and global tech giant Cisco Systems.

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Marcum Releases Q1 2023 Report

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The Marcum Commercial Construction Index for the first quarter of 2023 reports that the construction industry retains momentum despite still-elevated inflation and ongoing labor shortages. Despite that momentum, the combination of high interest rates and tightening credit conditions, along with a dour economic outlook, means that construction activity could slow in the latter part of 2023.

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The Biggest Hurdle for Housing Is Seller Hesitation, Experts Say

Pro Builder

The Biggest Hurdle for Housing Is Seller Hesitation, Experts Say ldeakins Thu, 06/01/2023 - 11:41 Elevated borrowing costs are currently affecting both homebuyers and sellers, with buyers hesitant to spend and sellers unwilling to list and sacrifice the lower rates they've locked in on their current homes The housing market is currently facing a “chicken and egg” problem, according to Insider , whereby elevated mortgage rates are keeping both homebuyers and sellers sidelined, which is, in turn,

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How To Make A Vinyl Fence Taller?

CivilJungle

How To Make A Vinyl Fence Taller? There are a few different ways to make a vinyl fence taller, depending on your specific needs and the type of fence you have. Here are.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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Here Are the Cities Where American Renters Can Actually Afford to Buy

Pro Builder

Here Are the Cities Where American Renters Can Actually Afford to Buy ldeakins Thu, 06/01/2023 - 11:58 Pockets of affordability that offer U.S. renters opportunities for homeownership are few and far between A recent study by Ksenia Potapov, an economist for First American Financial, reveals that the median renter can afford 50% or more of the homes for sale in just four U.S. markets—assuming one-third of their pre-tax income is used for a mortgage with a 5% down payment.

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How to Hang a Picture on a Brick Wall?

CivilJungle

How to Hang a Picture on a Brick Wall? If the right hardware is available then it becomes easy to hang a picture on a brick wall. It can also be done quite.

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FHA Introduces Plan to Help Mortgage Borrowers With Monthly Payments

Pro Builder

FHA Introduces Plan to Help Mortgage Borrowers With Monthly Payments ldeakins Thu, 06/01/2023 - 12:02 The Federal Housing Administration is working to reduce monthly payments for homeowners struggling to pay their mortgages by introducing a new payment supplement program The Federal Housing Administration (FHA) proposed a plan on Wednesday to temporarily reduce monthly bills for mortgage borrowers who are behind on payments.

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More States Pile on with 'Forever Chemical' Lawsuits

ENR Construction

Washington and Maryland are the two latest in a string of states to sue chemical manufacturers for PFAS contamination.

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Stop Making These Mistakes and Start Scaling Your Specialty Contractor Business

Anything that is built on a poor foundation will soon crumble from the ground up. This is literally the case in the construction stage of projects and it applies just the same during the pre-construction stage. This free eBook is your ultimate guide to scaling your business with customizable software as early as during the bidding stage.

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Construction Job Openings Are Rising, but for How Much Longer?

Pro Builder

Construction Job Openings Are Rising, but for How Much Longer? ldeakins Thu, 06/01/2023 - 12:08 Construction job openings rose in April, but tighter monetary policy could put a damper on the labor market in coming months The count of open, unfilled jobs for the overall economy rose to 10.1 million in April, likely increasing the chance of another rate hike in the months ahead.

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Colombia Plans to Invest $2.7B in Five Airports

ENR Construction

The South American country plans to use public-private partnerships for the modernizations.

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Digital Builder Ep 52: How Can Today’s Leaders Secure the Future of Construction?

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The construction sector is having a pivotal moment. The choices we make today will significantly shape the future of our industry and the entire built environment. There are a lot of essential questions surrounding the path forward. Which technologies should we invest in? What steps will enable us to increase alignment across all project stakeholders?