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Contech investment up 20% in Q1

Construction Dive

Investors pumped $672 million into the space through March, a significant jump from the same period in 2023, according to Cemex Ventures.

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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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Construction approved on $335M Michigan State biomedical facility

Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.

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Proven Ways to Improve Jobsite Productivity

The Pro Builder

Proven Ways to Improve Jobsite Productivity rbinsacca Wed, 04/17/2024 - 12:37 At the International Builders' Show in February, I moderated an educational session titled “Improving Jobsite Productivity.” It must have struck a nerve because we had a capacity crowd of 315 people and were asked to present it again later that day to accommodate another 120 or so who’d been turned away from the first session.

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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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Successful healthcare projects are built on collaboration, Lendlease exec says

Construction Dive

The youngest project executive in the firm’s New York City office talks about the special challenges of complex medical projects as well as the importance of multitasking and delegation.

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Tony Gouveia to Lead HDR’s U.S. Northeast Transit Practice

Civil + Structural Engineer

HDR’s Tony Gouveia, P.E., has been promoted to serve in a dual role as the firm’s Northeast transit leader in addition to continuing to serve as New England transportation manager. “Tony’s proven leadership will benefit both roles and the overall management of transit and transportation services for our clients and stakeholders throughout the Northeast,” said HDR East Region Transportation Director Eli Khoury.

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Understanding the Divided City: An Interview with Wendy Pullan, Centre for Urban Conflicts Research

Build LLC Blog

[Beirut Tanks photo by Craig Larkin] In spring 2016, BUILD visited Cambridge University where we spoke with Wendy Pullan, director of the Centre for Urban Conflicts Research in the Department of Architecture. Most conflicts today take place in cities, and the Centre aims to provide a better understanding of urban conflict (particularly extreme or specific cases) through interdisciplinary investigation and examination.

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Early insight on San Francisco’s highly ambitious £10.5bn sea rise protection project

New Civil Engineer

San Francisco’s ambitious $13bn (£10.5bn) programme to defend the city against flooding from inevitable sea rise will involve raising the shoreline and lifting historic buidlings, an engineer on the project has told NCE. The post Early insight on San Francisco’s highly ambitious £10.5bn sea rise protection project appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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World of Volvo Centre: Sweden’s latest timber canopy experience

Construction Specifier

The Volvo vehicles on display at the World of Volvo Centre Photos courtesy Rasmus Hjortshoj Henning Larsen are set to open a 22,000 m 2 (242,187 sf) unique experience center, for Volvo Cars and Volvo Group in Gothenburg, with a timber canopy as the focal feature. This center is designed around Scandinavian values of freedom of movement, access to nature, openness, and inclusion.

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Space based solar power project awarded £1.2M by UK government

New Civil Engineer

A space-based solar power (SBSP) system will be designed by UK company Space Solar Engineering as part of the Cassiopeia project, thanks to £1.2M funding from the UK government’s space-based solar power innovation competition. The post Space based solar power project awarded £1.2M by UK government appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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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Video: Largest East Coast crane removes Baltimore bridge debris

Equipment World

The Chesapeake 1000, the largest floating crane on the Eastern Seaboard, removes wreckage of the collapsed I-695/Francis Scott Key Bridge.

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Fehmarnbelt Tunnel | 18km trench dredging complete and Danish portal submerged

New Civil Engineer

Development of the Fehmarnbelt tunnel between Germany and Denmark has celebrated two milestones with the completion of dredging for the route and the submersion of the Danish portal. The post Fehmarnbelt Tunnel | 18km trench dredging complete and Danish portal submerged appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Unique on a Budget: Tips for Home Decoration

Civil Engineer Blog

Does a home truly reflect the owners’ personality? If that’s true, then it could be argued that many of us have a messy personality. But once the clutter has been cleared away, is what is left an accurate representation of ourselves? Perhaps generic furniture and white walls does accurately depict some peoples personalities, but the […] The post Unique on a Budget: Tips for Home Decoration first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Biodiversity Net Gain: Why quality matters and why developers should care

New Civil Engineer

Currently, for many developers, Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is probably considered as another problem to overcome; an additional expense that will reduce their profit margins. Understandably, price becomes a major factor in trying to secure a BNG solution. However, there are compelling reasons why price… The post Biodiversity Net Gain: Why quality matters and why developers should care appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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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Reveal: Seeing, is believing

Roads Online

The Reveal platform in action, clearly showing subsurface utilities. Images: Reveal. Reveal’s research and development of reality capture technology looks set to change the world of utility visualisation and management for the better, and forever. Roads & Infrastructure speaks with Reveal CTO Tim Rastall to learn more. T im Rastall, Chief Technical Officer of Reveal, is passionate when it comes to the development of new technology.

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Volvo Construction Testing Out Excavator Delivery in France With E-shuttle

For Construction Pros

The e-shuttle service is designed to reduce emissions during the first transport leg of construction machines from the Volvo CE factory in France.

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Improvements delivered on $400M Shepparton Line Upgrade

Roads Online

Image courtesy of the Victorian Government. Track improvements in Nagambie and Wahring have been delivered as part of the $400 million Stage Three Shepparton Line Upgrade project, in Northern Victoria. Crews have replaced more than 13 kilometres of ageing wooden track with 15,000 new concrete sleepers, while adding more than 35,000 tonnes of new ballast along the line.

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Safety & Sustainability: The 2024 Aerial Industry Report

For Construction Pros

Rental editor Jonathan Kozlowski asks industry leaders about the status of the market and what heights the year may take us.

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TC Harrison acquires Gunn JCB

The Construction Index

​​​​​​​Two of JCB’s oldest dealers are joining forces.

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Factors Influencing Earthquake Resistant Design of Structures

The Constructor

Structures are commonly subjected to both static and dynamic loads, with the former being constant over time and the latter varying with time. While the majority of civil engineering structures are designed assuming static loads, neglecting the effects of dynamic loads can be problematic, particularly in the case of seismic events such as earthquakes.

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Plantworx moves to Newark

The Construction Index

The peripatetic trade show for construction machinery, Plantworx, is on the move again.

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District-Wide Boiler Solution in Southwest Ohio

The Contractor Magazine

The quest for efficiency, redundancy and cost savings in the 18,000-student Lakota School District is a saga stretching back to 1996.

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Are you ready for Australia’s biggest festival of construction of the year?

Roads Online

Image courtesy of Oliver Kinross Events. Material supplied by Oliver Kincross Events Sydney Build, Australia’s leading and largest construction show, is set to return on 1st – 2nd May at ICC Sydney, with the official support of NSW Premier Chris Minns and Lord Mayor Clover Moore. Join us for an unmissable two days of incredible content, entertainment and networking opportunities, including the largest networking party for Women in Construction.

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McConnell looks for further growth

The Construction Index

Building contractor McConnell has broken through the £50m turnover mark.

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The Professional’s Guide to Tool Organisation Using Shadow Boards

UK Construction Blog

The post The Professional’s Guide to Tool Organisation Using Shadow Boards appeared first on UK Construction Blog. In any professional setting where precision and efficiency are paramount, the organisation of tools plays a critical role in maintaining a smooth operational flow. Fully stocked shadow boards offer an optimal solution for managing these essential resources, ensuring that every tool has a designated place and is easily accessible.

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Norfolk names contractors for £400m framework

The Construction Index

Norfolk County Council has published details of a new construction framework that it has set up.

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What Is Stablecoin?

CCR Magazine

Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies pegged to stable assets like fiat currencies or commodities, ensuring their value remains stable. You’ll find three primary types: fiat-collateralized , crypto-collateralized , and algorithmic stablecoins. Operations like Tether (USDT) and USD Coin (USDC) tie their value to the US dollar, while others may use a mix of different cryptocurrencies or even algorithmic methods to stabilize their prices.

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Transport Scotland engages market on £155M contract for next A9 dualling segment

New Civil Engineer

Transport Scotland has started market engagement for the £155M design and build contract for the Tay Crossing to Ballinluig section of its £3.7bn A9 dualling upgrade. The post Transport Scotland engages market on £155M contract for next A9 dualling segment appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Keltbray lands Spurs hotel piling job

Construction News

Keltbray has landed the piling work package for Tottenham Hotspur Football Club’s new 29-storey hotel. The engineering specialist confirmed that it had started on site, making preparations for the foundations. The facility was initially approved as part of the permission granted for the £1bn Tottenham… The post Keltbray lands Spurs hotel piling job appeared first on Construction News.

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Re:Construction podcast – Episode 151

The Construction Index

Could Truss be right?

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CITB boss urges big firms to step up on skills

Construction News

Larger contractors must shoulder a bigger share of efforts to solve the construction industry’s skills gap, according to the boss of the sector’s training board. Speaking at a parliamentary reception yesterday, Tim Balcon, chief executive of the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), said that it… The post CITB boss urges big firms to step up on skills appeared first on Construction News.

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Construction Economics for April 22, 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.

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Offsite and modular must be made to work for SME developers

Construction News

Reece Lake is head of business operations at property finance firm Atelier The UK’s housing shortfall urgently requires creative solutions. Offsite construction has long been held up as a way to address it, given its potential to construct schemes efficiently and at speed. However, if… The post Offsite and modular must be made to work for SME developers appeared first on Construction News.

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Spotlight: Premier Cranes & Rigging’s 70 tonne beam installation at State Library Station

Roads Online

Image courtesy of Premier Cranes & Rigging Material provided by Premier Cranes & Rigging. CYP Design & Construction Joint Venture (CYP D&C), contracted to design and build the tunnels and stations for the Metro Tunnel Project, engaged Premier Cranes for the installation of 70 tonne beams at State Library Station, a new Metro Tunnel station in Melbourne’s bustling CBD.

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