Mon.Dec 04, 2023

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The power of project information: How to streamline submittal and RFI review workflows

Construction Dive

Today’s modern workflows require modern solutions to speed up the process, even when we’re not sitting near our desks or, more importantly, on the field tending to urgent matters.

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Single-Family Rental and Build-to-Rent Market Shows ‘Enduring Strength’ in the Long Term

The Pro Builder

Single-Family Rental and Build-to-Rent Market Shows ‘Enduring Strength’ in the Long Term qpurcell Mon, 12/04/2023 - 11:45 After enjoying robust demand during the pandemic, the single-family rental (SFR) and build-to-rent (BTR) sector hasn’t been immune from the challenges facing the rest of the homebuilding industry in 2023. “The overall SFR and BTR sector has seen a slowdown as rising interest rates and persistent construction costs hindered housing development,” says Doug Faron, cofounder and

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$80M South Dakota project halted due to leaning elevator shaft

Construction Dive

The developer of the Rapid City mixed-use project pointed to a “product failure” at the corner of the tower as the cause of the issue.

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PLASTICS PIPE INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIR APPOINTMENT

Civil + Structural Engineer

Jason McKinnon, director of engineering services, Viega, chair of the Plastics Pipe Institute’s Education Committee. IRVING, Texas – The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) today announced the appointment of Jason McKinnon, director of engineering services, Viega, LLC (Broomfield, CO), as the chair of its Education Committee. PPI is the major North American trade association representing the plastics pipe industry.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Hensel Phelps chosen for $1.4B San Antonio airport expansion

Construction Dive

The city council is expected to vote this month on the contractor selection to build the new 17-gate terminal.

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ACEC Texas Awards Silver Medal to LAN for Exploration Green Detention Facility

Civil + Structural Engineer

Houston, TX – The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas awarded civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) a silver medal in the water resources category for its work on the Exploration Green Detention Facility with Clear Lake Water Authority (CLCWA) in Harris County. The award will be presented during the ACEC Texas Engineering Excellence Awards Gala at the Four Seasons Hotel in Houston on March 25, 2024.

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Who's Driving Rental Demand Now

The Pro Builder

Who's Driving Rental Demand Now ibush Mon, 12/04/2023 - 10:39 The number of renter households headed by Millennials peaked and is now declining. Will Gen Z uphold renter levels of growth? Millennials added 2.5 million young renter households between 2007 and 2021 by being a larger cohort and renting at higher rates than Gen X. But that peak is over and Millennials are no longer driving renter household growth.

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Pavement design: Why physical geosynthetic properties don’t matter

Construction Dive

In recent decades, research projects have studied the correlation between geogrids' physical properties and performance. To date, no correlation between physical properties and performance has been documented.

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Stantec Institute surveys utilities to understand cost impacts of PFAS

Civil + Structural Engineer

A study was conducted with members of the National Association of Clean Water Agencies to identify current challenges and concerns around biosolids management WASHINGTON, DC — TSX, NYSE:STN Water utilities across the US are working hard to address the challenges and financial implications of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). To provide additional guidance, Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, is sharing the results of the PFAS Cost Study, which the fi

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Amkor to build $2B chip packaging plant in Arizona

Construction Dive

The site will package and test chips produced at a nearby TSMC site, with Apple as the new facility's largest customer.

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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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Wood Thilsted Signs Five-Year Framework Agreement for WTG Foundations Engineering with Equinor

Civil + Structural Engineer

Wood Thilsted is pleased to announce the signature of a five-year framework agreement for WTG foundations engineering with Equinor, which further strengthens the collaboration between us. Over the past years, Wood Thilsted have designed foundations for some of the world’s largest and most challenging projects, such as Dogger Bank, Vineyard Wind and East Anglia 3.

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National Grid launches £59bn frameworks for HVDC needs including £12.8bn civils works

New Civil Engineer

National Grid has launched frameworks worth £58.67bn to meet its high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable requirements, including a £12.77bn civils and major works framework. The post National Grid launches £59bn frameworks for HVDC needs including £12.8bn civils works appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Green Asphalt Proves 100% RAP Mixes are Viable, Recycled Pavement

For Construction Pros

One asphalt plant is doing what many consider as the unthinkable: producing asphalt mixes from 100% reclaimed asphalt pavement (RAP), and they can convert any asphalt plant to do the same. Extensive testing says it works, but changing opinions is hard.

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HS2 Ltd starts procurement for Automated People Mover enabling works

New Civil Engineer

The search has begun for a contractor to conduct enabling works for the HS2’s Automated People Mover (APM) between Solihull and Birmingham. The post HS2 Ltd starts procurement for Automated People Mover enabling works appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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RITES Ltd Recruitment 2023 For Apprentices | 257 Posts | 20-12-2023

Construction Placements

RITES Ltd Recruitment 2023 For Apprentices | 257 Posts | 20-12-2023 RITES Ltd Recruitment 2023 For Apprentices with 257 Post vacancies, the last date to apply for this job is 20-12-2023 The post RITES Ltd Recruitment 2023 For Apprentices | 257 Posts | 20-12-2023 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Transpennine Route upgrade gets £3.9bn cash injection taking total DfT funding to £6.9bn

New Civil Engineer

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced a further £3.9bn will be injected into the underway Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) rail project, taking the total government funding to £6.9bn. The post Transpennine Route upgrade gets £3.9bn cash injection taking total DfT funding to £6.9bn appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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4 key innovations and construction trends across airport design

BDC Network

4 key innovations and construction trends across airport design 0 qpurcell Mon, 12/04/2023 - 10:04 Airports Here are some of the key trends Skanska is seeing in the aviation sector, from congestion solutions to sustainability. Airports Mass Timber New Project Portfolios Reconstruction & Renovation Sustainable Design and Construction The art of flight has captivated humans since the Wright Brothers made history with their first powered flight in 1903, changing our world forever.

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Reopening of restored Northumberland line to passengers delayed beyond summer 2024

New Civil Engineer

Construction of two of the new stations for the reopening of the Northumberland Line being behind schedule is reportedly delaying the estimated opening of passenger services to be retuned between Newcastle and Ashington. The post Reopening of restored Northumberland line to passengers delayed beyond summer 2024 appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Infrastructure Net Zero: Accelerating the decarbonisation pathway

Roads Online

Seven private sector peak bodies and three government departments have joined together to establish Infrastructure Net Zero, a new initiative that will co-ordinate, collaborate and report on the Australian infrastructure sector’s pathway to net zero. I nfrastructure Net Zero is an initiative that will focus on aligning the development and implementation of new policy and regulations across all infrastructure sub-sectors and all Commonwealth, State and Territory governments.

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Brenner Base Tunnel | TBM restarts after seven months stuck in a fault zone

New Civil Engineer

The tunnel boring machine (TBM) Flavia has recommenced its drive beneath the Alps for the Brenner Base Tunnel after spending seven months trapped in a fault zone. The post Brenner Base Tunnel | TBM restarts after seven months stuck in a fault zone appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Morrell criticises lack of response to product safety review

Construction News

Former government construction adviser Paul Morrell has hit out at ministers' muted response to a building-safety report published in April. Testing for a Safer Future, written by Morrell and legal expert Anneliese Day, questioned whether regulators would be able to enforce higher standards and said… The post Morrell criticises lack of response to product safety review appeared first on Construction News.

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A595 Cumbria improvements near completion as cost rises to £21M

New Civil Engineer

National Highways has reported that its A595 improvements is moving into its final phase, but the project's budget has increased from £16M to £21.4M. The post A595 Cumbria improvements near completion as cost rises to £21M appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Worker hospitalised at £450m Teesside factory scheme

Construction News

A construction worker has been taken to hospital following an incident on a huge project to build a factory for making windfarm foundations in the North East. K2 Construction Management said a full investigation would take place into the episode at the £450m Teesside scheme.… The post Worker hospitalised at £450m Teesside factory scheme appeared first on Construction News.

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Network Rail completes Levenmouth bridge replacement ahead of time

New Civil Engineer

Network Rail has completed a bridge replacement project in Fife, as part of the Levenmouth line restoration, earlier than originally planned. The post Network Rail completes Levenmouth bridge replacement ahead of time appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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CIMIC companies picked for $1.4B HumeLink West project

Roads Online

UGL and CPB contractors have been selected to deliver the $1.4 billion western section of the HumeLink project in New South Wales. HumeLink is a new transmission project which will connect Wagga Wagga, Bannaby and Maragle in regional New South Wales, and will significantly increase the capacity of the electricity network in Australia’s eastern states.

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Mobile, bricklaying robot Hadrian X coming to U.S. (Video)

Equipment World

FBR’s Hadrian X truck-based robotic bricklayer has already built homes in Australia and plans to start doing the same in the U.S. in 2024. More here.

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National Grid launches £59bn frameworks for HVDC needs including £12.8bn civils works

New Civil Engineer

National Grid has launched frameworks worth £58.67bn to meet its high voltage direct current (HVDC) cable requirements, including a £12.77bn civils and major works framework. The post National Grid launches £59bn frameworks for HVDC needs including £12.8bn civils works appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Exclusive: Government failing to follow project bank account rules

Construction News

Government departments are failing to regularly use project bank accounts (PBAs) on large construction projects, contrary to their own procurement rules, according to exclusive data obtained by Construction News. Cabinet Office procurement rules say PBAs should be used unless there are “compelling reasons” not to… The post Exclusive: Government failing to follow project bank account rules appeared first on Construction News.

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6 guideposts for cities to create equitable transit-oriented developments

BDC Network

6 guideposts for cities to create equitable transit-oriented developments Austin, Texas, has developed an ETOD Policy Toolkit Study to make transit-oriented developments more equitable for current and future residents and businesses. rcassidy Mon, 12/04/2023 - 13:23 GEETI SILWAL, AICP, LEED AP BD+C With its ETOD Policy Toolkit Study, Austin, Texas, is striving to make communities centered on transit stops more equitable for current and future residents and local businesses.

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Extending the Cycle Life of an Industrial Battery: What Makes a Battery Last?

For Construction Pros

A robust battery management system (BMS) is essential to ensure optimal battery performance and avoid premature failure.

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Is the government making a clean start on retentions – or washing its hands?

Construction News

Late payment and retentions are set to remain headaches for the construction sector thanks to the government’s half-hearted efforts to drive change To its credit, the UK government has long acknowledged the construction industry’s problems with late payment and retentions. Key policy interventions in 2010,… The post Is the government making a clean start on retentions – or washing its hands?

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Non Residential / Commerical Construction Stats 2023

Job Order Contracting

Non Residential / Commerical Construction Stats 2023 Via 4bt.us – Objective, verifiable, local market construction cost data and integrated project delivery solutions. [contact-form] The post Non Residential / Commerical Construction Stats 2023 appeared first on 4BT.

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Civils firm near-doubles turnover to £222m

Construction News

Bachy Soletanche Holdings (Europe) has added more than £100m to its turnover in a year. The Lancashire-headquartered ground engineering specialist posted income of £221.6m for the 12 months ending 31 December 2022 – up 91 per cent from the year before. Pre-tax profit was up… The post Civils firm near-doubles turnover to £222m appeared first on Construction News.

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Final Methane Rule Will Cut Global Emissions, US Says at Climate Meeting

ENR Construction

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says rule will prevent an estimated 58 million tons of methane emissions between 2024 and 2038 and result in more than $7 billion annually in climate and public health benefits.

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Main contractor fined £600,000 over death fall

Construction News

A contractor has been fined £600,000 following a fatal fall on a building site in the North West. Dennis Vincent, 36, died after plummeting to the ground while lowering access equipment from the roof of an office block in Warrington in February 2021. His employer,… The post Main contractor fined £600,000 over death fall appeared first on Construction News.