Wed.Mar 15, 2023

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Jobsite safety has slipped since the pandemic, construction CEOs say

Construction Dive

Contractors need to up their safety training practices to avoid “dire consequences,” writes consultant Jay Greenspan.

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Remodel Your Commercial Office to Be More Modern

Wolgast Corporation

Easy Ways to Update Your Look Who doesn’t want to be known for always having the most modern looking office, comfortable staffers, or the ability to attract customers because their place of business is so fresh and enticing? The problem, we understand, it’s cost prohibitive and not a great investment to complete a remodel every year to keep up with new trends.

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Backlog ticks up, remains historically elevated

Construction Dive

New work continues to surge despite a gloomy economic forecast and elevated borrowing costs, per analysis from Associated Builders and Contractors.

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Enhance Your Mobile Tech Strategy with the ACC App (Previously PlanGrid Build) 

Autodesk Construction Cloud

At Autodesk, we’re committed to helping you streamline project workflows and enable you to get meaningful work done no matter where you are. That’s why we’re thrilled to announce that the PlanGrid Build mobile app is now Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC)! The ACC mobile app houses all project information across many of Autodesk Construction Cloud suite of products, including: Autodesk Build Autodesk Docs Autodesk BIM Collaborate Autodesk BIM Collaborate Pro PlanGrid This tigh

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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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Materials prices up slightly in February

Construction Dive

Energy price declines this month are masking persistent price inflation and supply chain challenges, said Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist.

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Equipment makers roll out autonomous machinery at ConExpo

Construction Dive

Teleo, Honda and Volvo are among the manufacturers offering new partnerships and updated products.

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Best Residential/Hospitality - Lone Rock Retreat

ENR Construction

Located on a 2,000-acre mountain site that previously had no utilities or services, this retreat for leaders in the educational community includes 20 buildings totaling 60,000 sq ft.

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How multifamily builders are getting ahead of inflation

Construction Dive

Bozzuto Construction’s newly minted VP advocates for the use of 3D modeling tech to increase efficiency.

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Contractor List Emerges for Navy $2.5B Guam ID/IQ Awards

ENR Construction

Seven teams picked for infrastructure build task orders in military's wider Pacific refocus to counter China's influence in the region.

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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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Bank failures could lead to heightened cyber threats

Construction Dive

As regulators step in to operate SVB and Signature Bank, security executives warned companies to look out for malicious activity.

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Best Highway/Bridge - Chelsea Viaduct Rehabilitation

ENR Construction

Providing a 75-year design life for the structurally deficient critical link between the city of Chelsea, Mass., its northern suburbs and Boston, the rehabilitation of the Chelsea Viaduct involved night work with heavy equipment and posed many risks.

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Bechtel to build EV charging infrastructure

Construction Dive

The Reston, Virginia-based contractor sees the sector as a “very high priority,” per a company executive.

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Best Specialty Construction - Port of Long Beach Fireboat Station No. 15 at Pier F

ENR Construction

The third major component in a four-phase modernization of the Port of Long Beach’s fire safety services, this California project’s design actually began in New York.

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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 Labor Shortages Persist, Reports Annual Marcum Job Analysis

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The construction industry continues to face a skilled labor shortage, with worker scarcity worsening since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Marcum LLP’s annual analysis of the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey. The construction industry has slowly begun to recover jobs lost in the early months of 2020. But the rate of recovery has put the industry significantly behind the pre-pandemic pace of employment growth.

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Best Water/Environment - Cutter Lateral Reach 21 Water Treatment Plant and Associated Items

ENR Construction

The project team worked through tough issues to complete the $70.7-million project in April 2022 on budget and on schedule for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

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Despite an Uptick During the Pandemic, Residential Mobility Rates Are Declining

Pro Builder

Despite an Uptick During the Pandemic, Residential Mobility Rates Are Declining ldeakins Wed, 03/15/2023 - 10:02 Fewer Americans are relocating post-pandemic, but those opting to move are leaving major cities and heading to rural and suburban markets The mid-pandemic Great Migration set the stage for a mass exodus from cities, one propelled by ultralow mortgage rates and remote work flexibilities, but according to Harvard’s Joint Center for Housing Studies, that 2020 trend isn’t representative o

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Chemicals Maker Names Contractors for $8.5B Texas Polyethylene Plant

ENR Construction

PCL, Burns and McDonnell and Kiewit are among firms picked for project, which will have an estimated 4,500 construction jobs

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The Specialty Contractor's Guide to Job Cost Accounting

Supply chain challenges and rising material costs are forcing specialty contractors to pay more for what they need to complete each job. Following a simple set of principles, this easy-to-follow guide can help you manage job costs, ease the pains of accounting, and run a more profitable businesses. If you are a Specialty Contractor or Self-performing GC, you do not want to miss out on this essential guide!

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International Buyers Are Flooding the US Real Estate Market—Here’s Where They’re Settling

Pro Builder

International Buyers Are Flooding the US Real Estate Market—Here’s Where They’re Settling ldeakins Wed, 03/15/2023 - 10:52 Affluent international buyers are accelerating their home searches across some of the nation's most popular metros Affluent buyers from around the world are slowly trickling back into the U.S. real estate market, and while many Americans remain apprehensive about buying in the midst of a housing downturn, more than three-quarters of international buyers surveyed by the Coldw

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Contractor Shortlist Emerges for Navy $2.5B Guam ID/IQ Awards

ENR Construction

Seven teams picked for infrastructure build task orders in military's wider Pacific refocus to counter China's influence in the region.

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These Are the Biggest Regrets Among Today’s Home Sellers

Pro Builder

These Are the Biggest Regrets Among Today’s Home Sellers ldeakins Wed, 03/15/2023 - 11:11 Rising borrowing costs, falling home prices, and slower buyer activity have created a new series of hurdles for home sellers Housing experts say the spring buying season will still benefit sellers even as inventory dries up and home prices fall from peak highs, but a decelerating market is leaving many recent sellers with regrets.

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New Labor Dept. Program Aims to Promote Construction Workforce Diversity

ENR Construction

Assistance program initially will apply to group of IIJA-funded DOT and GSA mega projects.

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Report: Optimism for Construction Growth in the Next Year Remains High

Research reveals 96% of respondents are very or fairly optimistic about their organization’s growth prospects for the next year. The InEight Global Capital Projects Outlook also finds over half see digital technology as the greatest growth opportunity. But these are only some of the findings. Don't be kept in the dark when it comes to the future. Read the report today!

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Which Housing Markets Are Home to the Lowest For-Sale Inventory?

Pro Builder

Which Housing Markets Are Home to the Lowest For-Sale Inventory? ldeakins Wed, 03/15/2023 - 11:18 New listings are slowly rising from historic lows, but a few regional markets are still reporting a severe shortage of for-sale housing ahead of the spring buying season Elevated borrowing costs and persistently high home prices are stifling homebuyer demand and causing for-sale listings to linger on the market, but a lack of new inventory is preventing any notable improvement in housing affordabili

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EPA Limits Cement, Steel Emissions in Final ‘Good Neighbor’ Rule

ENR Construction

Construction groups say final rule could raise costs of power and materials.

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Agility: Your Business's Antidote to Chaos

Pro Builder

Agility: Your Business's Antidote to Chaos ibush Wed, 03/15/2023 - 07:00 Volatile market conditions are now the norm in the home building industry. Taking an agile approach can distinguish your business and set you up for success Matt Collins Home builders have two choices when they look into the future and the potential for business success. Their first choice is to accurately predict the future and set themselves up to leverage it.

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Excellence in Safety - Meow Wolf Convergence Station

ENR Construction

This triangular site in downtown Denver had long been passed over because of being hemmed in by elevated highways on three sides, leaving only enough room for this 90,000-sq-ft immersive art center to be less than 10 ft from the triangle of highways.

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Discover 7 Ways to Cut Construction Inefficiencies

Construction sites are often just-barely-controlled chaos. Without clear coordination, you risk everything from clashes to delays, cancellations, and missed deadlines. Get the free eBook & learn how to solve the biggest challenges in construction!

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U-Cara®– Saving You Time & Money on Outdoor Living Spaces

Pro Builder

U-Cara®– Saving You Time & Money on Outdoor Living Spaces kcichowicz Wed, 03/15/2023 - 09:33 By Unilock Marc from Unilock explores how builders and developers can satisfy the demand for outdoor living with the innovative U-Cara® Modular and Wall Mount systems! Create beautiful outdoor kitchens, fireplaces, bar islands and other vertical features, all within hours – not days, or weeks!

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Best K-12 Education - San Francisco Day School

ENR Construction

In successfully delivering a 10,000-sq-ft addition to the K-8 San Francisco Day School nestled in a densely populated neighborhood, the project team not only provided a stellar product, but it also engaged with the local community at new levels.

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Best Landscape/Urban Development - Francisco Park

ENR Construction

A decommissioned municipal reservoir provided not only an ideal location for a new 4.25-acre park with views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay, but also an opportunity to ease demand on the city’s water supply.