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New initiative seeks innovations to streamline NYC’s building process

Construction Dive

The Buildings Tech Lab is designed to evaluate technology solutions that can help the city’s Department of Buildings manage construction.

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Here’s What Experts Are Predicting for the US Housing Market in 2025

The Pro Builder

While it is only halfway through 2024, experts are already developing opinions about the 2025 housing market. According to Fast Company, which cites data from the ResiClub blog, most experts predict an average 2.5% rise in home prices during 2025. Goldman Sachs predicts the highest increase at 4.4%, while Moody's is the most conservative, expecting only a 0.3% rise.

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Changes coming to NYC construction safety, permitting

Construction Dive

The code update will affect the definition of a major building and how many permits a superintendent can be involved with at one time, according to former DOB assistant commissioner Peter Amato.

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DRMP Leads Largest LED Lighting Conversion Project in Florida

Civil + Structural Engineer

by Jim Highland, PE Florida’s Turnpike Mainline stretches across 312 miles, traversing 11 counties within the state’s peninsula, while the Turnpike Extension spans 47 miles. The High-Pressure Sodium (HPS) lighting that illuminates the Turnpike, a familiar sight on many roadways, is antiquated and no longer being manufactured, making it difficult to repair and replace when necessary.

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Switching to a Robust ERP Designed for Construction: 10 Essential Factors To Consider

For construction firms striving for operational excellence, the right ERP is a game-changer. Upgrading your construction ERP is essential for optimizing operations, enhancing decision-making, and driving growth. By downloading "10 Factors to Consider When Switching Your Construction ERP," you will learn: The importance of adaptability and scalability in ERP solutions.

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As Home Values Increase, Homeowners Face Higher Property Taxes

The Pro Builder

Despite providing higher equity, rising home values are also resulting in higher property taxes for many homeowners. In fact, according to housing market platform Realtor.com, there has been a 54% rise in home values over the past five years. At the same time, in 2022, property tax collections totaled about $760 billion, an increase of 31% since 2018.

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The New Model of Rural Townhomes

Build LLC Blog

BUILD discusses the importance of rural density The post The New Model of Rural Townhomes appeared first on BUILD Blog.

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DOT awards $1.8B in transportation infrastructure grants

Construction Dive

Nearly 150 road, rail, transit and port projects will receive discretionary grant funds from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE, program.

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Clark Construction Announces Inaugural Graduates from Central Virginia Training Program for Small, Diverse-Owned Firms

Civil + Structural Engineer

RICHMOND, VA — Twenty-two Richmond-area small and diverse business leaders are positioned to take their firms to new heights following their successful completion of Clark Construction Group’s Strategic Partnership Program (SPP). Throughout the six-month executive development course, SPP participants focused on a range of business and construction industry topics, including financial statements and accounting, insurance and bonding, estimating, purchasing, project management, and e

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Blacklisting and unions: Labour’s plans for the construction workforce

Construction News

For the first time in 14 years a Labour Party prime minister will preside in 10 Downing Street. Keir Starmer forming a new government today (5 July) after winning a majority of 172 seats. The party is expected to boost worker rights and union powers… The post Blacklisting and unions: Labour’s plans for the construction workforce appeared first on Construction News.

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Government removes ban on onshore wind development in England

New Civil Engineer

The government has announced the immediate lifting of the de facto ban on onshore wind development in England, among other actions to speed up planning decisions. The post Government removes ban on onshore wind development in England appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Choosing the Right Construction Management Software

Managing construction projects in disparate systems and spreadsheets is difficult due to numerous moving parts and diverse stakeholder needs. A dynamic, intuitive software solution is essential for everyone involved—owners, designers, engineers, Construction Managers, and General Contractors. Companies need a secure, centralized system to manage documents, scheduling, financials, and more.

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Data center demand continues despite supply bottlenecks

Construction Dive

Momentum for these projects has escalated again, fueled by institutional investment and strong underlying fundamentals, according to a recent CBRE report.

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Duralite® is revolutionizing underground enclosures

Civil + Structural Engineer

Eco-friendly, lighter material is now the safer way to save time and money Underground enclosures are crucial to provide access to fiber networks and electrical equipment while protecting them from frost, rust, and the elements. For decades, these enclosures have been constructed from polymer concrete – a heavy, bulky, unwieldy, unsafe, and environmentally unfriendly product.

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First Geothermal Neighborhood in US Launches in Massachusetts

The Pro Builder

As concerns about greenhouse gas emissions grow, more developers across the U.S. are looking to incorporate energy efficiency into their building designs. A company in Massachusetts may have found a useful resource for this effort. In Framingham, Mass., electric services company Eversource Energy has established the first networked geothermal neighborhood in the U.S.

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How Labour can keep its manifesto promise to power up construction

Construction News

Suzannah Nichol is chief executive of Build UK Homes and infrastructure have been at the heart of manifestos and debates over the past six weeks, and Labour, the party that promised to ‘turbocharge’ housebuilding, is now in power with all eyes watching to see those… The post How Labour can keep its manifesto promise to power up construction appeared first on Construction News.

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The Art of Contingency Planning: Dealing with Unforeseen Costs

Contingency planning is a strategic plan to allocate resources, time, and money if “all hell breaks loose” on a project. It considers risk mitigation and planning for a worst-case scenario.  Contingency planning in construction is necessary. You're expected to throw in a percentage to cover a contingency plan in your estimates but is it enough? There is an art to this type of planning and, if project leaders aren’t careful, a contingency plan could cost the company a lot more than lapsed deadlin

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Government gathers England’s regional mayors to kick off ‘new era of devolution’

New Civil Engineer

The prime minister and deputy prime minister today (9 July) gathered all of England’s regional mayors to “begin the process of shifting power out of Westminster through a major programme of devolution”. The post Government gathers England’s regional mayors to kick off ‘new era of devolution’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Dutchmark Roofing Beaumont TX Announce Range of Affordable Reroof Services in Beaumont Tx

Civil + Structural Engineer

Beaumont, TX — Dutchmark Roofing Beaumont TX, a leading roofing Beaumont company serving the communities of Beaumont, Nederland, and surrounding areas, is excited to announce the launch of its range of affordable reroof services, such as roof repair, metal roofing, commercial roofing, and roof replacement, to help more home and business owners improve the security and safety of their roofs.

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Technology Advancements Create Growing Need for Cybersecurity Measures in Construction Industry

The Pro Builder

As technology progresses, its use in the construction industry has become more prevalent. Because of this, cybersecurity measures have become more necessary. According to For Construction Pros, there are a number of measures construction professionals can take to protect their businesses from online threats, such as phishing, hacking, and ransomware.

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Labour takes power: an industry responds

The Construction Index

For those who still have an appetite for 2024 general election news and views, here is a collection of comments received since the Labour Party was confirmed as having secured a stonking parliamentary majority.

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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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Majority of Portsmouth residents support construction of £1.35bn Aquind interconnector

New Civil Engineer

More than two thirds (69%) of Portsmouth residents polled for an independent survey support the construction of the contentious 2GW Aquind electricity interconnector between Hampshire and Normandy. The post Majority of Portsmouth residents support construction of £1.35bn Aquind interconnector appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Easing inflation, potential rate cuts boost backlog

Construction Dive

Builders have fared well so far this year despite high interest rates, rising prices and emerging weakness in the broader economy, according to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.

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Stantec announces completion of first phase of construction for the Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project

Civil + Structural Engineer

The 10-mile section of new canal will provide critical water supplies to farmers in California’s Central Valley Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, along with the Bureau of Reclamation and Friant Water Authority, has announced completion of the first phase of construction for a 10-mile section of the Friant-Kern Canal Middle Reach Capacity Correction Project.

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Greener Building Practices with Manufactured Stone Veneer

The Pro Builder

In the age of environmental consciousness, the construction industry is experiencing a shift towards sustainable practices. Builders, contractors, architects and homeowners are increasingly opting for eco-friendly alternatives that both enhance aesthetics and reduce their environmental impact.

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Boost Profitability: Invest in a Construction Software Platform Today

To maximize your construction firm's profitability with a construction-specific software platform, your firm will be able to streamline every aspect of your operations. By design, this next-generation solution should offer unified functionality, replacing outdated systems and providing key capabilities including job costing, contract development, resource planning, and more.

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Housebuilders ‘buoyed’ as chancellor announces major planning reform

Construction News

New Labour chancellor Rachel Reeves has outlined a raft of planning reforms to “get Britain building again”. Reeves used her first speech in her new post to announce a reversal of many Conservative policies including consulting on a new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) ,… The post Housebuilders ‘buoyed’ as chancellor announces major planning reform appeared first on Construction News.

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Costain to support design of new Oxfordshire reservoir with clay compaction trials

New Civil Engineer

Costain has been selected by Thames Water to provide constructability advice and clay compaction trials to inform the designs of a new reservoir in Oxfordshire. The post Costain to support design of new Oxfordshire reservoir with clay compaction trials appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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3 key benefits of leveraging AI at the preconstruction phase

Construction Dive

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not just for content creation or image manipulation; it’s a powerful tool that should be a part of your team’s everyday processes.

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Eos Positioning Systems Announces New Line of GNSS Receivers: The Skadi Series™

Civil + Structural Engineer

Skadi Series GNSS receivers put the power of RTK In Your Hand through several new unique, patented features that maximize field productivity, safety, and flexibility during high-accuracy data collection MONTREAL, CANADA – Eos Positioning Systems, Inc., (Eos), the award-winning Canadian designer and manufacturer of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS) receivers, announced today the release of a brand-new product line: the Skadi Series.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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StoneWorks

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StoneWorks kcichowicz Thu, 07/11/2024 - 07:54 StoneWorks is builders' one source solution for manufactured stone veneer. From pre-construction and manufacturing to delivery and installation, StoneWorks turnkey philosophy ensures that builders receive the total stone experience with only one point of contact from start to finish. Now that's turnkey.

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Reeves’ bid for growth faces litmus test in Chatham

The Construction Index

The proposed redevelopment of Chatham Docks’ Basin3 poses an early challenge for the new Labour government and its presumption in favour of new housing.

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Struggling Thames Water needs £3.5bn to ‘hold asset deterioration stable’

New Civil Engineer

Thames Water has said its assets remain in “poor” condition despite £2.1bn investment in the last year and a further £3.5bn will be needed to “hold asset deterioration stable”. The post Struggling Thames Water needs £3.5bn to ‘hold asset deterioration stable’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Hensel Phelps snares Oak Ridge lab job worth up to $3B

Construction Dive

The facility, where the Department of Energy will conduct research across the physical and biological sciences, has an eight-year build schedule.

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.