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How Biden’s apprenticeship push could affect builders

Construction Dive

The president has taken action to bolster registered apprenticeships, but employers say it could mean more regulatory hoops to jump through on public projects.

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Schmidt Associates Welcomes Cori Korn as New Business Development Representative

Civil + Structural Engineer

Indianapolis – Schmidt Associates, a leading Midwest architectural and engineering firm, is thrilled to announce the addition of Cori Korn, CFRM to the position of business development representative. In her new role, Korn will play a crucial part in engaging with central Indiana’s business and community leaders to address their facility design needs, fostering growth and development within communities.

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What Are the Methods of Fixing Potholes?

Prodyogi

Potholes are holes or little pits formed in roadways mainly caused due to the effects of extreme traffic load and water penetration. The process of restoring the pavement by filling the potholes is called patching. Potholes can be formed in both asphalt and concrete pavement.

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Todd Dawalt

The Pro Builder

Todd Dawalt Todd Dawalt is the founder and host of The Construction Leading Edge podcast, dedicated to helping construction business owners from his experience managing projects from bathroom remodels to high-rise buildings. Now, he coaches construction business owners to systematize their business so it runs without them. Contact him at todd@constructionleadingedge.

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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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Geoffrey Osborne in sale talks, files administration notice

Construction News

Contracting firm Geoffrey Osborne has filed for administration, but says it is in talks to sell the business to new owners. A notice announcing the company’s intention to appoint adminstrators was filed with the High Court shortly before 4pm yesterday by legal representative Macfarlanes. In… The post Geoffrey Osborne in sale talks, files administration notice appeared first on Construction News.

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3 workers die in Pennsylvania highway construction zone crash

Construction Dive

The fatalities occurred after a truck driver entered an active work area during the state’s Work Zone Awareness Week.

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Budgeting, Forecasting, And Goal-Setting In Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you're like many construction business owners, you may need help understanding your finances or how you can use your financial information to make decisions for your business. We often get into business because we love a product or service we want to provide, but it's less common that we love managing the financial aspects of our business. As a construction company owner, you have the best chances of success when you regularly set budgets, develop financial forecasts, and establish goals.

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Who's Earning What in Construction

The Pro Builder

Who's Earning What in Construction ibush Fri, 04/19/2024 - 12:21 Workers in construction management roles may earn a higher median wage, but on average, lower-paid occupations have experienced somewhat faster wage growth The U.S. median wage is $48,060, while the top 25% of workers earn at least $76,980, according to data from the May 2023 Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program released by the U.S.

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Passivhaus needn’t be daunting – it’s just a shift in mindset

Construction News

Jon Bootland is chief executive of the Passivhaus Trust, which promotes the adoption of the international Passivhaus eco-design standard in the UK Passivhaus is on the rise in the UK, with the Scottish Government developing a Passivhaus-equivalent policy for the energy efficiency of new-build housing,… The post Passivhaus needn’t be daunting – it’s just a shift in mindset appeared first on Construction News.

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Construction backlog posts first gain of 2024

Construction Dive

Given industry headwinds, the “optimism among nonresidential construction contractors is astonishing,” said Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist.

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From Plan to Reality: Unlocking the Power of Aerial Imagery for AEC

Aerial imagery has emerged as a necessary tool for architecture, engineering, and construction firms seeking to improve pre-construction site analysis, make more informed planning decisions, and ensure all stakeholders have access to an accurate visualization of the site to keep the project moving forward. Download our guide and take a deeper look at how aerial imagery can be leveraged to drive project efficiency by reducing unnecessary site visits and providing the accurate details required to

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Your plan isn’t strategic

Civil + Structural Engineer

The hidden signs your firm’s plan is neither strategic nor growth-driven. By Ying Liu, LEED AP BD+C From the Zweig Letter Despite good intentions, one of the most common pitfalls in strategic planning is the lack or absence of growth strategies, let alone being intentional and strategic about them. Growth strategies are like part and parcel of a strategic plan in which the ultimate value and impacts are driven by a firm’s ability to both clearly articulate and robustly execute its growth strateg

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On site: Sydney’s new £2.7bn airport emerges from ‘biggest engineering earthworks in Australia’

New Civil Engineer

NCE has had sight of advanced stages of construction at Australia’s ‘greenfield’ Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI). The post On site: Sydney’s new £2.7bn airport emerges from ‘biggest engineering earthworks in Australia’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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BSPHCL Recruitment 2024 for Technician Grade-III | 2000 Posts | 30-04-2024

Construction Placements

BSPHCL Recruitment 2024 for Technician Grade-III | 2000 Posts | 30-04-2024 BSPHCL Recruitment 2024 for Technician Grade-III with 2000 Posts vacancies, last date to apply is 30-04-2024 The post BSPHCL Recruitment 2024 for Technician Grade-III | 2000 Posts | 30-04-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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McAlpine confirmed for new Broadgate towers

The Construction Index

Sir Robert McAlpine has been appointed by the Broadgate joint venture to deliver 2 Finsbury Avenue, a dual high-rise in London’s Broadgate development.

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Maryland doubles fines in road work zones to $80

Construction Dive

The legislation, which raises maximum fees for those caught speeding in construction areas, comes a year after six workers were killed in what police say was a speeding-related collision.

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Carbon emission concerns are rapidly changing delivery requirements for construction projects

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Mary Scott Nabers Here’s a fact that may be surprising – it surely was to me. The construction or renovation of buildings accounts for approximately 39% of the total global energy-related carbon emissions each year. Embodied carbon contributes another 11%. That category refers to the total greenhouse gas emissions generated over the lifecycle of a building, road or any type of infrastructure.

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84m deep borehole excavated under Palace of Westminster for geological surveys

New Civil Engineer

An 84m deep borehole has been excavated under the Palace of Westminster as part of geological surveys done to assess ground conditions as part of early works on its long-term restoration. The post 84m deep borehole excavated under Palace of Westminster for geological surveys appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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If you care about profit, take wellbeing seriously

Construction News

Richard Stockley is the managing director of health and safety consultancy RCC International The Factories Act of 1833 kickstarted a culture of health and safety in the UK, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. But construction… The post If you care about profit, take wellbeing seriously appeared first on Construction News.

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Efficiency Unleashed: How As-Built Drawings Management Software Transforms Projects

iField Smart

Efficiency Unleashed: How As-Built Drawings Management Software Transforms Projects As-Built drawings management software improves project outcomes through real-time updates, better collaboration, and accuracy within As-Built drawings. It simplifies communication between project participants to reduce errors and boost efficiency to realize enhanced project outcomes.

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Out with the old: Modernizing subcontractor diversity with AI so everyone wins

Construction Dive

Achieving diversity goals in construction has long been an uphill battle, but innovative AI solutions are transforming outdated sourcing methods - allowing contractors to easily connect with qualified diverse firms while saving time and money.

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WGI Inc. Wins Prestigious Awards for Geospatial Engineering on the Brightline High-Speed Rail Project

Civil + Structural Engineer

West Palm Beach, FL— WGI Inc. is proud to announce that it has been honored with three prestigious engineering excellence awards for its work on the Brightline High-Speed Rail project in Florida. WGI served as the sole geospatial consultant for phase four of the Brightline project, which extended from West Palm Beach to Cocoa, collecting and analyzing essential survey data for the project’s entire construction team.

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2022 Norway timber bridge collapse due to ‘inadequate caution’ in planning and inspection

New Civil Engineer

An official investigation into the 2022 collapse of a timber road bridge in Norway “has shown that inadequate caution was exercised in the planning, design, inspection and approval” of the bridge. The post 2022 Norway timber bridge collapse due to ‘inadequate caution’ in planning and inspection appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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March/April 2024

The Pro Builder

March/April 2024 ibush Thu, 04/18/2024 - 23:21

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Maine college integrates new arts facility in center of town

Construction Specifier

Colby College’s Paul J. Schupf Art Center functions as a multi-purpose venue for film, performing and visual arts, and arts education. Photo by Trent Bell A new facility named The Paul J. Schupf Art Center was unveiled by Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture and Design (STR) at Colby College in Maine. Home to local arts collective Waterville Creates, the 2,601 m 2 (28,000 sf) center functions as a multi-purpose venue for performing and visual arts, and film.

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Seattle area investing $10B in wastewater infrastructure

Construction Dive

King County, Washington, is planning a slew of resilience and clean water upgrades over the next decade, bolstered by new EPA loan financing.

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Russ Poppe named Houston office leader for HNTB

Civil + Structural Engineer

Seasoned professional and demonstrated leader with extensive local experience to expand opportunities and drive operational growth HOUSTON – HNTB Corporation , a leading infrastructure solutions firm, has named Russ Poppe, PE , Houston office leader and vice president. He leads a team of multi-disciplinary transportation infrastructure professionals who deliver highway, toll, aviation, transit, municipal, water and other services to clients.

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Burying of cable for 190km Ireland to Wales subsea interconnector begins

New Civil Engineer

The laying and burying of cable needed for the 190km Greenlink Interconnector that will connect Ireland and Wales’ power grids has begun. The post Burying of cable for 190km Ireland to Wales subsea interconnector begins appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Water scarcity threatens £300m Laing hospital

Construction News

The Environment Agency (EA) has objected to the building of a £300m cancer hospital in Cambridge, to be constructed by Laing O’Rourke, over fears that the development could be a drain on the local area’s supply of drinking water. The Cambridge Cancer Research Hospital (CCRH),… The post Water scarcity threatens £300m Laing hospital appeared first on Construction News.

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Caterpillar Announces 13L C13D Diesel Engine for 2026

For Construction Pros

The new engine platform offers up to a 20% increase in power and up to 25% more low-speed torque than the previous generation of Cat engines in its power class.

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Carpenters’ union protests wage theft, tax fraud

Construction Dive

Across the U.S. and Canada, members will hold rallies to highlight the prevalent problem in construction.

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Engineers flag up Future Homes’ embodied carbon omission

The Construction Index

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has raised concerns about the lack of embodied carbon regulation within the proposed Future Homes and Building Standards.

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Jacobs-led JV appointed to provide environmental services to NASA

New Civil Engineer

Environmental engineering, restoration and compliance services will be provided to NASA under a five-year deal by Jacobs in a joint venture (JV) with Geosyntec. The post Jacobs-led JV appointed to provide environmental services to NASA appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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HS2 phase 2 property purchases cost £1.4m – after route scrapped

Construction News

The government has paid more than £1m to buy properties on HS2’s northern leg since scrapping the route, it has emerged. The Observer newspaper revealed on Sunday that three property purchases have been made since prime minister Rishi Sunak announced last October that phase 2a… The post HS2 phase 2 property purchases cost £1.4m – after route scrapped appeared first on Construction News.

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Sharing Insight with Utica University Students

PC Construction

Yesterday I had the pleasure of joining PC Director of Preconstruction Kurt Naser to present at a lunch and learn for Utica University’s Construction Management students. Over the course of the session, we outlined the entire preconstruction process, from the request for proposal straight through notice to proceed. The students were actively engaged and had a particular interest in the specific detail associated with collaborative delivery proposals and how we win work outside of our systematic

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LA Metro completes 5-year Purple Line tunneling project

Construction Dive

The agency, along with two separate joint ventures, completed work near the La Brea Tar Pits and around abandoned oil wells.

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