2015 South Dakota Plumbing Code now available

Contractor Magazine

The International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) has released the 2015 edition of the South Dakota Plumbing Code (SDPC). read more. Codes

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

Business Facilities

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.


Sign Up for our Newsletter

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

South Dakota approves use of ConsensusDOCS

Collaborative Construction

South Dakota, one of the few states in the country that closely regulates the language of construction contracts used on state projects, has approved the use of ConsensusDOCS on state government projects in South Dakota. Zikmund, president and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Building Chapter of the Associated General Contractors. South Dakota is showing the nation that there is a better, more efficient way to handle contracts."

Building An Equity-Driven Workforce

Business Facilities

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives level the playing field for workforce growth and economic gains.

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

Business Facilities

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Business Facilities

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.

Eagle Creek Software Services And South Dakota Team to Create 1,000 Jobs

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Eagle Creek Software Services has announced a partnership with the state of South Dakota and city of Vermillion to bring 1,000 jobs to the state. Eagle Creek’s onshore model, coordinated with a new scholarship program at the University of South Dakota (USD), gives business control over their IT talent pool and IT needs. ” The IT Consultant Academy at USD will create a well-trained local workforce in South Dakota who can take advantage of high paying jobs.

South Dakota State University to receive new apartment and townhouse neighborhood


South Dakota State University is about to embark on a $20 million project to create a multi-building apartment/townhouse project on a two-block parcel on the southeast corner of the campus. The new housing will replace the State Court Apartments, constructed in 1959

OSHA increases penalties on South Dakota contractor after fatal building collapse


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued multiple citations for safety violations to a South Dakota contractor after a building collapse that killed a worker. The incident occurred in December 2016 when Hultgren Construction directed crews to remove two load-bearing walls. That action led to the collapse of the Copper Lounge building

South Dakota prefers LEED over building code on state projects


Four years ago, South Dakota passed a bill requiring all new government buildings and major renovations to be LEED-certified, with some exceptions. LEED is) much better than a mandatory building code because you get a little wiggle room in these projects,” said Mike Mueller, a spokesman for the South Dakota Bureau of Administration.

Contractor in deadly South Dakota building collapse files for bankruptcy protection

Construction Dive

Hultgren Construction, the contractor working on the Copper Lounge when it collapsed in December 2016, killing one and entrapping another, has filed for a Chapter 11 case that will divide its assets among its creditors

Virtual Training Looks to Fill Essential Const. Positions

Construction Equipment

The Associate General Contractors of South Dakota and South Dakota Department of Transportation are looking to get people involved in construction.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Business Facilities

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida. Read: Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021 at BusinessFacilities.com.

ENR Mountain States Announces 2022 Best Projects Award Winners

ENR Construction

ENR Mountain States is pleased to announce the winners of the 2022 Best Projects competition across a seven-state region that includes Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota and South Dakota

Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

Business Facilities

Arizona California Colorado Connecticut Daily News Economic Development Featured Florida Louisiana Maryland Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Nebraska New Mexico New York Ohio Oregon Public-Private Partnerships Quality Of Life Rhode Island South Carolina South Dakota Taxes & Incentives Texas Washington Building Blocks for Sustainable Communities clean air clean water economic opportunity Employment Environmental Protection Agency EPA Site Selection smart growth

Mount Rushmore: Carving the Spirit of America

The Constructor

Mount Rushmore National Memorial, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, is known worldwide for its massive sculpture of four of the United.

“Interview with a Construction Professor” Series with Pat Pannell at South Dakota State


Professor Pat Pannell at South Dakota State was gracious enough to participate in this series. Associate Professor and Program Coordinator at South Dakota State University’s Construction Management Program (BSCM) in the Engineering Technology and Management Department in the College of Engineering. Thanks go to Professor Pannell and the entire Construction Management Department at South Dakota State University for providing information on the program.

“Interview with a Construction Professor” Series with David A. Wahlstrom at South Dakota State


Professor David Wahlstrom at South Dakota State was gracious enough to be the first faculty member to participate in this series. ASCE – Professor at the Construction Management Program at South Dakota State University. BSCE S Dakota State Col June 1964, MS S Dakota State Univ. Tenure Track, S Dakota State Univ. & Please keep in mind that this is South Dakota where you are expected to get 60 cups per pound of coffee!).

Trimble Acquisition Increases VRS Footprint

Construction Equipment

The addition of the network, located in North and South Dakota, increases the footprint of Trimble’s VRS Now GNSS corrections service to cover more than one million square

Bobcat Adds Three Dealer Locations

Construction Equipment

Two new locations, in Isabel and Mobridge, give Premier Equipment three locations in South Dakota. The Isabel location will serve West River South Dakota Bobcat has added three dealer locations to its network. Southern Sales and Rentals, in Albany, Georgia, serves the southern part of that state.

Two Dealers Added to Bobcat Network

Construction Equipment

Bobcat of Watertown (South Dakota) and Bobcat of Winterville (North Carolina) have been added to the Bobcat network. Watertown Motor covers northeast South Dakota, and The Watertown location is owned by Watertown Motor Co., and the Winterville location by White’s Herring Tractor & Truck Co.

First of 4 States Approves $3.6 Billion Dakota Access Pipeline

Construction Equipment

. . The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission approved a construction permit for the $3.8 billion Dakota Access Pipeline, reports The News Tribune. The 1,130-mile pipeline would transport 450,000 barrels of crude oil daily from the Bakken oil in western North Dakota to Illinois, passing through South Dakota and Iowa. South Dakota is the first of the four states to approve the project

RDO to Sell Topcon Intelligent Paving Products in 8 States

Construction Equipment

RDO Equipment stores will sell Topcon’s Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Vermont took first place in BF ‘s new state ranking for Lowest CO 2 emissions, followed by Rhode Island, Delaware, South Dakota and Idaho in the top five. Illinois took the top spot in another new energy category, Nuclear Power Generation Leaders, followed by Pennsylvania and South Carolina.

Mustang Names JGE Its Top Dealer

Construction Equipment

Aberdeen, South Dakota, its Mustang by Manitou 2019 Top Dealer. Manitou North America named JGE, Inc., The award is based on the overall sales performance, commitment, and customer support of Mustang by Manitou equipment in North America throughout 2019. Because of JGE, Inc.’s

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water Shortages

Buisness Facilities Contributed Content

Agricultural belt: Dakotas. Archives Arkansas Articles By Industry Articles By Location Articles By Topic California Contributed Columns District Of Columbia Executive Analysis Featured Post Illinois Minnesota Nebraska New York North Dakota Ohio Online Features Renewable Energy South Dakota Texas U.S. -

Construction Employment Declines in 49 States

Construction Equipment

Construction employment declined in the District of Columbia and every state except South Dakota in April, an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of new government data shows.

[VIDEO] Const. Co. Unveils Digital Project Timeline

Construction Equipment

Mortenson Construction recently unveiled a digital timeline depicting their progress on an arena project in South Dakota. Managers at M.A. According to a report by KOTA News, the rendering depicted each individual installation to the arena, named “The Monument," throughout the build.

Award of Merit Energy/Industrial: Big Stone South to Ellendale, 345Kv Power Transmission Line

ENR Construction

This project installed a 163-mile-long, 345-kV extra high-voltage power transmission line from South Dakota to North Dakota

Bears Ears

Business Facilities

Agriculture Alaska Arizona California Colorado Economic Development Energy (Renewable/Alternative/Green) Featured Idaho Industry News Montana Nevada New Mexico Oil & Gas Oregon Quality Of Life Site Selection South Dakota The Editor's Blog USA - Far West USA - Great Plains USA - Rocky Mountains USA - Southwest Utah Washington Wyoming Antiquities Act Bears Ears National Monument Federal Government federal land national monument natural resources Obama President Trump public land Ryan Zinke

How Much Does New Home Construction Cost in 2022? Here’s a Full Breakdown

Pro Builder

In states like South Dakota and Kansas, new construction projects average a relatively affordable $204,420 and $207,120, respectively, but in states like California and Hawaii, buyers can expect to pay an average of $405,440 and $412,840 for new home construction, respectively.

Construction Jobs Increased in 36 States for August 2014

Construction Equipment

Florida and Nevada have the largest 12-month gains, New Jersey has the biggest annual percent and total declines; Nebraska and California top monthly rankings, South Dakota and Ohio shed most jobs in August, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by the Associated General Contractors of America

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

Business Facilities

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. Read: Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders at BusinessFacilities.com.

IMEG Corp. acquires Clark Engineering


Clark Engineering of Minneapolis and South Dakota has joined IMEG Corp., a national full-service engineering firm with nearly 50 U.S. locations. Founded in 1938 in Minneapolis, Clark Engineering has an extensive history of public and private project experience.

Terex Utilities Breaks Ground for New Manufacturing Facility

Construction Equipment

Terex Utilities broke ground today on what will be a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Watertown, South Dakota, that will house all of the company's assembly, fiberglass, paint, and installation for its aerial devices, digger derricks, and auger drills.

Design and construction of cannabis facilities [AIA course]


Only Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota have a total ban on the sale of marijuana Right now, 33 states allow the sale of marijuana for medical purposes; another 14 allow it under more stringent medical supervision. Eleven states have OK’d it for both medical and recreational use.

Leaky Keystone XL Pipeline OK'd for Nebraska

Construction Equipment

Despite a 210,000 gallon oil spill in South Dakota last week, Nebraska's Public Service Commission voted 3-2 today to allow the expansion of the Keystone XL Pipeline to expand into their state. The 2,600+ mile long line stretches from the Dakotas to Texas

The coming bonanza in marijuana facilities


Only Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota have a total ban on the sale of marijuana. Right now, 33 states allow the sale of marijuana for medical purposes; another 14 allow it under more stringent medical supervision. Ten states have OK’d it for both medical and recreational use. Cannabis is the source of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)—the stuff that gets you high—and CBD (cannabidiol), which is used to treat anxiety, PTSD, sleep disorders, seizures, and pain.

Subcontractor Discusses Safety on Copper Lounge Collapse

Construction Equipment

. After the Copper Lounge building collapsed last Friday in downtown Sioux Falls, South Dakota, city inspectors said Hultgren Construction did not have the required permit to make structural changes. When the contractor began to remove a load-bearing wall that stood between the Copper Lounge Building and the next building south, the wall gave way killing worker Ethan McMahon and trapping Emily Fodness under the rubble for three hours

2014 National Electrical Code now effective in 12 states; 11 more to come online by January


The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) says that the 2014 edition of the National Electrical Code (NEC) is now effective in 12 states: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington and Wyoming.