Thu.Jul 29, 2021

The A-to-Z of Building Your Dream Home

The Constructor

On the surface, building a home might seem a product of physical labor and material expenditure. In reality, it entails much more than that. A home. Building Building Technology Guide Building Tips

Hartford, Raleigh And Boise Are Top Millennial Magnets

Business Facilities

Greater Hartford, CT; Raleigh, NC; and Boise, ID were named the top three Millennial Magnets in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report. Read: Hartford, Raleigh And Boise Are Top Millennial Magnets at BusinessFacilities.com.

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How the Work-from-Home Lifestyle Has Reshaped Interior Design

The Constructor

The pandemic has forced us to adapt to many changes and altered our lives and way of working for good. A house is no more a place where we just live, Architecture

Delaware Adds Another $10M For Ready-To-Go Lab Space Grants

Business Facilities

The lab space grants are designed to help keep science and tech companies in Delaware, and encourage their long-term growth in the state. Read: Delaware Adds Another $10M For Ready-To-Go Lab Space Grants at BusinessFacilities.com.

Reimagining How Construction Companies Capture Progress Tracking

Speaker: Felipe Engineer-Manriquez, Christopher Gagliardi, George Hedley, and Jason Nichols

Join our esteemed panelists for their discussion on the importance of progress tracking which ultimately touches upon every digital aspect within the construction cycle. Our thought-leaders' years of experience on the job sites can help you build a better future at your company.

Outlook for construction spending improves with the upturn in the economy

BD+C

Pent-up demand from the pandemic is creating a general spending surge that is helping to improve the outlook on construction spending over the next two years, according to a new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA

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Senate Reviews Cybersecurity Threats to US Water Systems

ENR Construction

Officials and water sector professionals warned of ongoing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the nation’s water and wastewater utility infrastructure at a Senate hearing on escalating cyber attacks against U.S. utilities and water-management organizations.

Cautious Optimism in Civil Construction

Constructech

The COVID-19 pandemic has been hard on everyone, even those industries considered “essential services” and that remained in operation throughout 2020 and into 2021.

Miami-Dade County Seeks Forensic Engineer to Probe Champlain Towers South Disaster

ENR Construction

Under the county's equitable distribution program, the Miami-Dade Police Department is seeking a qualified local forensic engineer with high-rise experience and familiarity with concrete construction to study a recent collapse in Surfside, immediately north of Miami Beach

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The Exclusive Supplier Trend

Constructech

As more technology companies broaden their portfolio, turning to an exclusive supplier for all the elements that go into a smart home can be a viable choice.

Huh? Ugh! LOL: The Top Ten-tions of Construction Law and Contracts

Speaker: Matthew DeVries, Construction Law Attorney and National Blogger

The construction environment changed more in 2020 than any prior year—whether the parties were faced with government shutdowns, new health and safety restrictions, or overall financial strains. Yet, many projects remained on target and successfully reached the finish line this year. The rights and responsibilities of parties involved in a construction project are mainly dependent upon the contract or agreement between them, and there is no better time than to review your contractual obligations to identify risk pitfalls and ensure success. Join construction law attorney and national blogger Matthew DeVries as he discusses the top tensions on a construction project and how to avoid disputes.

$760M Levee Project Breaks Ground in Southeast Louisiana After 50-Year Wait

ENR Construction

Federal, state and local officials broke ground July 26 on a levee project along the western shores of Lake Pontchartrain designed to provide hurricane and storm protection to a three-parish area where 60,000 people have little to no defenses in place

Construction employment lags or matches pre-pandemic level in 101 metro areas despite housing boom

BD+C

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Achieving Healthful Mental Mise en Place Through Design

ENR Construction

In French, “mise en place” is a culinary term referring to having ingredients prepped and cooking tools accessible that can take chefs to a place of cognitive calm before preparing a meal.

Inventory Shortage, Rising Prices Affect Luxury Market

Pro Builder

Inventory Shortage, Rising Prices Affect Luxury Market. cbroderick. Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:29. The luxury home market has experienced the same buying frenzy seen in the middle and lower ends of the market, resulting in rising home prices and fast-moving inventory.

You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

NAVFAC Elevates Rear Adm. Lore Aguayo to Lead Major Command

ENR Construction

Ex-NAVFAC chief of staff becomes Atlantic region commander; POWER Engineers CEOs shift as Bret Moffett departs the firm, and more

Federal Reserve Will Not Taper Monthly Bond Purchases Just Yet

Pro Builder

Federal Reserve Will Not Taper Monthly Bond Purchases Just Yet. cbroderick. Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:35.

Miami-Dade Building Officials Suspect Poor Maintenance In Surfside Collapse

ENR Construction

Building officials of Miami-Dade County suspect deferred maintenance rather than weak building codes or an inadequate 40-year recertification process required by the county was the likely reason for the June 24 building failure in Surfside, Fla.

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Berkshire Affiliate Expands into Virginia with Acquisition

Pro Builder

Berkshire Affiliate Expands into Virginia with Acquisition. cbroderick. Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:40. Clayton Properties Group, a conglomerate of Berkshire Hathaway, has extended into Virginia via its Mungo Homes brand acquiring Richmond-area builder CraftMaster Homes.

Construction Work Picks Up in Eastern Massachusetts

ENR Construction

Construction crews recently broke ground on four major projects in the Boston area, including a $2 billion revamp of Somerville’s Union Square

Fed Says Economy's Recovery Continues, Not Strong Enough for Rate Talk

Pro Builder

Fed Says Economy's Recovery Continues, Not Strong Enough for Rate Talk. cbroderick. Thu, 07/29/2021 - 10:45. The Federal Reserve said it is nowhere near considering a rate hike as the economy continues its strong recovery despite growing concerns over the delta variant.

Industry Leads for the June of August 2, 2021

ENR Construction

Information is derived from Industrial Reports, a market intelligence firm specializing in industrial construction

State of the Construction Industry: July 2021 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

The latest on the construction infrastructure bill, the impact of materials shortages, and an inspiring construction summer camp for young women. Construction Technology/News

Pulse: Project News for the Week of August 2, 2021

ENR Construction

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

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Scabby Survives Another Trip to the NLRB: Board Reaffirms Rat-and-Banner Displays Targeting Neutral Businesses Are Permissible

Construction and Infrastructure Law

On July 21, 2021, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) issued a 3-1 decision affirming its precedent that displaying banners and a large inflatable rat (“Scabby the Rat”) near neutral employers does not violate the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA” or “the Act”).

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What HR Leaders Face: Plenty of Change and Uncertainty

ENR Construction

“Nimble” is frequently used to describe how AEC human resources leaders responded to the cascade of challenges in the past year.