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Aging Infrastructure of US Transportation Systems Could Cause a Construction Boom

Construction Business Owner

Aging Infrastructure of US Transportation Systems Could Cause a Construction Boom ccapoccia Wed, 06/19/2024 - 14:25 The construction industry has faced many hurdles, including an ongoing labor shortage, rising cost of materials, supply chain disruptions and evolving technology that has made it difficult for contractors to keep up.

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The Importance Of Having A Contingency Plan For Construction Contractors

Contractor Bookkeeping

In the construction industry, unexpected challenges can arise at any moment. Numerous factors, from material delays to unforeseen weather conditions, can disrupt project timelines and budgets. From terrorism to fire, from extreme weather or earthquakes to cyber-attacks – how would your business cope if it was affected? Would your staff know what to do?

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In construction, and beekeeping, it’s all about communication

Construction Dive

Two Turner Construction superintendents who tend hives say both pursuits come down to listening to your workers and having a Plan B.

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A New Home Underway for Camp Kita

PC Construction

Last December, PC began construction at a former Boy Scouts camp. Working with the Kita Center, this project will transform the site into the permanent home of Camp Kita , the Center’s flagship bereavement camp for children who have been impacted by suicide. Since 2013, this camp was held at various locations throughout Maine. Once this project is complete, Camp Kita will have a permanent home with the ability to serve more children and increase program offerings.

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Future-Proof Your Firm: Discover the Power of Next Gen Construction ERP

In the face of rising customer expectations and evolving industry standards, staying ahead in construction demands innovation. A Next Generation Construction ERP is designed to meet these challenges head-on. By integrating this advanced system into your tech stack, you empower your team with a single source of truth, enhancing decision-making and operational efficiency.

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Second Lawsuit Filed in Deadly Chicago Scaffolding Accident

ENR Construction

A second lawsuit alleging that has been filed in an accident that caused two workers to fall June 6 from scaffolding in a project being built at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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How student housing developments are evolving to meet new expectations

BD+C

How student housing developments are evolving to meet new expectations 0 dbarista Thu, 06/20/2024 - 14:36 Student Housing The days of uninspired dorm rooms with little more than a bed and a communal bathroom down the hall are long gone. Students increasingly seek inclusive design, communities to enhance learning and living, and a focus on wellness that encompasses everything from meditation spaces to mental health resources.

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Court of Session overturns earlier court ruling as claim was time barred

Construction Law

The Inner House of the Scottish Court of Session has overturned an earlier judgement in a dispute between contractor Tilbury Douglas and consulting engineer Arup over design deficiencies in an Edinburgh tunnel. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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NYC Congestion Pricing Plan: Down But Not Out

ENR Construction

II's time to loosen the governor's grip on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to keep critical infrastructure investment from falling behind

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Advancing sustainable construction: Specifying low-carbon concrete

Construction Specifier

By Zachary Lovett, David Diedrick, and David Figurski Photo by Iwan Baan Photography Despite the urgency and efforts to halt global warming, the world’s output of CO2 continues to rise according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). 1 Average global temperatures are now approaching 1.5 C (34.7 F) above preindustrial levels, and 2023 was the hottest year on record. 2 Buildings are responsible for approximately 42 percent of CO2 emissions, 15 percent of which is attributed to the embodied carb

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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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New York nonprofit develops hundreds of trade careers annually

Construction Dive

The Andromeda Community Initiative helps train, place and develop careers for underrepresented groups, especially communities of color, in New York City.

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2024 Timber-Strong Design Build Competition: Small Buildings, Big Educational Opportunities

BD+C

2024 Timber-Strong Design Build Competition: Small Buildings, Big Educational Opportunities 1 kcichowicz Thu, 06/20/2024 - 12:14 Student-led teams have 90 minutes to erect attractive, durable, engineered wood structures. APA – THE ENGINEERED WOOD ASSOCIATION MFPRO+ Blog Some designed playhouses. One team created a “barndominium.” And at least one erected a tiny pub.

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New Report Details Federal Funding Gap For Workforce Prep Despite Persistent Labor Needs

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Only one-fifth of federal investments in postsecondary education support workforce development for fields like construction and manufacturing, while the rest of the money goes to “traditional” degree programs according to a new report on federal workforce funding levels. The report, produced by the Progressive Policy Institute, the Associated General Contractors of America and Procore, notes this funding gap is making it hard for many employers to find qualified workers to hire.

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Saving Homes and Businesses After Water Damage

Contractor Magazine

Matt Black and John Rossi add the DRYmedic Restoration Services franchise to their Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchises.

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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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EEOC releases anti-harassment guide for contractors

Construction Dive

The federal agency wants to empower the industry to make the jobsite safer for all workers, Vice Chair Jocelyn Samuels told Construction Dive.

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A healthcare simulation technology consultant can save time, money, and headaches

BD+C

A healthcare simulation technology consultant can save time, money, and headaches 0 qpurcell Tue, 06/18/2024 - 09:14 Healthcare Facilities As the demand for skilled healthcare professionals continues to rise, healthcare simulation is playing an increasingly vital role in the skill development, compliance, and continuing education of the clinical workforce.

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US Approves $412M in Financing for 126-MW Sierra Leone Natural Gas Power Plant

ENR Construction

ENR.com is the bible of the construction industry, providing news and features about projects, products and people in construction, architecture and engineering.

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Made in America 2024

Contractor Magazine

Let’s visit with some great American companies and learn about their formulas for success—and hopes for the future.

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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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Gilbane brings in new region lead out west

Construction Dive

The Providence, Rhode Island-based builder hired construction veteran Ryan Heeter to lead its operations in California, Arizona and Nevada.

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Landmark Supreme Court judgment could lead to knee-jerk planning rejections

Construction Law

Resource starved planning authorities could respond to the Supreme Court’s landmark EIA judgment by routinely rejecting any applications with downstream impacts, lawyers warn. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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What's Different About Gensler, the Largest Global Architect?

ENR Construction

The list leader on the latest Architectural Record Top 300 architecture firms survey, ranked by revenue, has expanded its use of co-chiefs for its top two executive roles.

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The Skye’s The Limit: Balfour Beatty Secures Major Contract

Construction Today

The Skye transmission scheme represents a monumental step forward in the United Kingdom’s quest for a modernized, sustainable energy infrastructure. This ambitious project aims to enhance the capacity and reliability of power transmission across the Skye region, ultimately supporting the nation’s renewable energy goals. Balfour Beatty, a leading international infrastructure group… Source The post The Skye’s The Limit: Balfour Beatty Secures Major Contract appeared first o

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Unlock Project Efficiency with the Ultimate Construction ERP Buyer’s Guide

Optimize your construction operations with our in-depth Buyer’s Guide on selecting the right ERP system. As the construction industry evolves, leaders must make decisions that ensure long-term success. Our guide provides a roadmap for choosing a specialized construction ERP that streamlines processes, enhances productivity, and boosts project visibility.

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Merchant Building to add 174 residential units to downtown Columbus

Construction Dive

The 32-story mixed-use structure, adjacent to the city’s North Market, is scheduled to open in 2026.

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Court dismisses weakly pled claim

Construction Law

The Sheriff Appeal Court in Scotland has dismissed an action by a contractor claiming over £110,000 from a property developer, saying the case was flimsily pled. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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Pinner Construction Named ENR California 2024 Contractor of the Year

ENR Construction

This blog examining California construction will ask questions, give you previews of what is to come in ENR California and report on what we are hearing, reading and seeing in the state's construction industry.

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Skanska USA’s Insights on Construction Trends

Construction Today

In its latest market trends report, Skanska USA identifies three pivotal trends poised to reshape the construction industry. These insights highlight the rise of green construction, the integration of advanced technologies, and the critical need for workforce development. As the construction landscape evolves, understanding these trends is crucial for industry stakeholders to remain competitive… Source The post Skanska USA’s Insights on Construction Trends appeared first on Construct

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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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Honolulu breaks ground on $174M wastewater project

Construction Dive

Synagro-WWT, Hensel Phelps and Yogi Kwong Engineers will upgrade the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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Contractor turning its back on fixed price contracts

Construction Law

M&E contractor NG Bailey says it is turning its back on fixed-price contracts and aims to negotiate directly with end clients. To read more of this and every other news story on this site, please log in with your Construction Law membership account details. If you don't have an account, you can get free access to the news on this site and receive a free newsletter on Fridays by creating a Newsletter account.

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Construction Economics for June 24, 2024

ENR Construction

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.