Wed.Dec 06, 2023

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Job report signals no reprieve for construction

Construction Dive

As demand for workers in other economic sectors cools, construction still faces a wide margin between the number of available positions and the supply to fill them.

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Stantec selected to lead design services for Durham Region Transit’s new zero-emissions facility

Civil + Structural Engineer

The new Thornton Facility will support high energy standards and contribute to reducing carbon impacts OSHAWA, ON – TSX, NYSE: STN Durham Region Transit (DRT) is planning a new bus storage, operation, maintenance, and service facility to support their growing transit operations and transition the fleet to zero emission buses (ZEBs). Stantec , a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been selected to provide architectural, structural, and design services for this new flagship

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HITT unveils plans for high-tech HQ

Construction Dive

Space on the first floor of the company’s six-story, 270,000-square-foot headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia, will house Virginia Tech’s Coalition for Smart Construction.

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Traffic shift at Moores Gulch bridge marks another milestone as I-17 Improvement Project continues to progress

Civil + Structural Engineer

Just in time for the winter travel season, drivers heading back to the Valley along Interstate 17 will notice a bit of a shift as they head toward the New River area. Over the weekend, crews with the I-17 Improvement Project opened the new southbound Moores Gulch bridge at milepost 238 and shifted traffic onto the new lanes of that bridge. It’s a milestone marking the major bridge work progress happening on this project.

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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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AI-driven approaches can expedite building decarbonization: McKinsey

Construction Dive

Machine learning, artificial intelligence and physics-based models can accelerate net-zero efforts, providing a more than 100-fold increase in the pace and scale of decarbonization, according to the consulting firm.

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Circumstances, Expectations and Trust: An Interview with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Part 1

Build LLC Blog

BUILD sits down with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro of BCJ to discuss their process of designing everything from art galleries to books. The post Circumstances, Expectations and Trust: An Interview with Peter Bohlin and Ray Calabro, Bohlin Cywinski Jackson, Part 1 appeared first on BUILD Blog.

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HGA Completes the Pennsylvania State Archives in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Civil + Structural Engineer

Innovative building designed to collect, preserve and make all records available to the public Acclaimed national interdisciplinary design firm HGA is pleased to announce the completion of the Pennsylvania State Archives, located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. HGA partnered with Vitetta in the design of the new facility. Leading schematic design and design development, HGA also served as the engineers-of-record from beginning to end, providing structural, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP)

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Contech startups swim in cash as established firms face pressure

Construction Dive

While venture funding in the industry eclipsed record numbers this year, tech stalwarts are running into customer growth and adoption issues.

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Russelectric, a Siemens Business, Highlights RTSCD Commercial Duty Service Entrance Rated Transfer Switches

Civil + Structural Engineer

Cost-effective service entrance option with Russelectric quality and reliability Hingham, MA – Russelectric , A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, announces its new RTSCD-SE Commercial Duty Service Entrance Transfer Switches, a cost-effective option ideal for commercial spaces. Industrial plants and manufacturing facilities can rely on the RTSCD-SE to combine automatic power switching with the necessary disconnecting, grounding, and

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Today’s buyer expects more technology in their home

The Pro Builder

Today’s buyer expects more technology in their home kcichowicz Wed, 12/06/2023 - 07:51 Differentiate the homes you build by offering smart products that the homeowner can expand at anytime to meet their needs. Enabled Active Today’s buyer expects more technology in their home Video ID 6342400099112 Video Duration 0:01:00.

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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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EHR Infrastructure Designed into Historic Medical Campus

Civil + Structural Engineer

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. — Historic preservation was imperative for Acela Architects + Engineers when modernizing the electronic health records (EHR) infrastructure of a sprawling Massachusetts medical campus. Built in the 1920s, the Edward P. Boland VA Medical Center looks more collegiate than clinical, with 60 buildings spread over 105 leafy acres.

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Three Easy Steps to Building a Commercial Building

Wolgast Corporation

Any commercial building can be built in three easy steps. Whether it is a healthcare practice, manufacturing facility, office building, auto dealership, or restaurant, or if it is new construction or a remodel, we use the steps or phases of Design-Build construction to break down the commercial construction process most efficiently for our clients. The approach is easier on building owners so they can concentrate on their business instead of construction – we take care of it all from concept to

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Polar crane installed at first reactor building of Hinkley Point C

New Civil Engineer

The Hinkley Point C nuclear power station team has celebrated a milestone with the installation of a polar crane at the top of the first reactor building. The post Polar crane installed at first reactor building of Hinkley Point C appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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When asked about M&E product carbon, you need answers

Construction News

Paul Reeve is director of corporate social responsibility at the Electrical Contractors' Association Designers and other professionals across the built environment are steadily improving the measurement of embodied carbon in their construction specifications. But now, engineering-services contractors tendering for public sector and commercial work are… The post When asked about M&E product carbon, you need answers appeared first on Construction News.

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Manchester and West Midlands mayors form private sector group to explore improved rail links

New Civil Engineer

The mayors of the West Midlands and Manchester, with support from Arup, have formed a private sector group to explore how rail connectivity can be improved between their two regions. The post Manchester and West Midlands mayors form private sector group to explore improved rail links appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Migration crackdown ‘will make it much harder’ for firms to recruit

Construction News

Construction businesses have reacted in dismay to government proposals to make it harder for foreign workers to come to the UK. Home secretary James Cleverly this week announced plans to make legal migration to the UK tougher, with changes he claimed would have stopped 300,000… The post Migration crackdown ‘will make it much harder’ for firms to recruit appeared first on Construction News.

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Cop28: Focus on sustainable infrastructure investment dominates world climate change forum

New Civil Engineer

The 28th annual United Nations Climate Change Conference (Cop28) has seen world leaders focus on securing investment for green infrastructure around the globe. The post Cop28: Focus on sustainable infrastructure investment dominates world climate change forum appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Walk-in at L&T-S&L on 9th Dec and 16th Dec 2023 | Gujrat

Construction Placements

Walk-in at L&T-S&L on 9th Dec and 16th Dec 2023 | Gujrat Unlock your potential with a career at L&T-S&L. Explore diverse roles & bring your hands-on experience for walk-in drive. Gas-based combined cycle, renewables & more! The post Walk-in at L&T-S&L on 9th Dec and 16th Dec 2023 | Gujrat appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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NAO: Government has no effective strategy in place to make UK resilient against extreme weather

New Civil Engineer

The UK’s independent public spending watchdog has concluded that the government has no clearly defined targets or effective strategy to make the country resilient against extreme weather. The post NAO: Government has no effective strategy in place to make UK resilient against extreme weather appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Industry needs to speed up carbon reduction efforts, report warns

Construction News

Embodied carbon emissions in the UK built environment have not reduced at the pace required to reach net zero, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has warned. The body’s assessment of targets, laid out in a 2021 report called the Net Zero Whole Life Carbon… The post Industry needs to speed up carbon reduction efforts, report warns appeared first on Construction News.

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Project proponents and investors must build new capabilities to unlock climate finance

New Civil Engineer

The current flow of global capital is insufficient to achieve the transition to low carbon and build climate resilience. To change that requires new skills and understanding on both sides of the investment equation. The post Project proponents and investors must build new capabilities to unlock climate finance appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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WBPDCL Recruitment 2023 for Various Posts | 76 Posts | 25-12-2023

Construction Placements

WBPDCL Recruitment 2023 for Various Posts | 76 Posts | 25-12-2023 WBPDCL Recruitment 2023 for Various Posts with 76 Posts vacancies, the last date to apply for this job is 25-12-2023 The post WBPDCL Recruitment 2023 for Various Posts | 76 Posts | 25-12-2023 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Work on Tyne Bridge main deck to start ‘early 2024’ despite wait for £35M government funds

New Civil Engineer

Refurbishment of the main deck of Newcastle’s Tyne Bridge is scheduled to start in early 2024, although relevant councils are still waiting for the go-ahead on £41M of government funding. The post Work on Tyne Bridge main deck to start ‘early 2024’ despite wait for £35M government funds appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Clancy revenue reaches record high

Construction News

Clancy Group posted record revenue in its latest financial year, its new annual report shows. The infrastructure-focused contractor turned over £334.5m in the year to 2 April 2023, up from £293m, making it the firm’s fifth consecutive year of growth. The 14 per cent jump… The post Clancy revenue reaches record high appeared first on Construction News.

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WSP signed to expanded technical advisory role on Morocco-UK interconnector project

New Civil Engineer

WSP has signed a contract with Xlinks to provide further technical advisory services for the huge Morocco to UK undersea interconnector project. The post WSP signed to expanded technical advisory role on Morocco-UK interconnector project appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Construction Manager Certifications: A Pathway to Career Advancement

Construction Placements

Construction Manager Certifications: A Pathway to Career Advancement Dive into the world of construction management with our comprehensive guide on top certifications and the latest industry trends. From digital upskilling to sustainability, discover how these developments are reshaping the construction landscape. The post Construction Manager Certifications: A Pathway to Career Advancement appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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California High-Speed Rail receives over $3bn White House funding after successful year

New Civil Engineer

US president Joe Biden has announced a further $3.1bn (£2.5bn) for the California High-Speed Rail scheme, the latest in a year that has seen many governmental sums afforded to rail projects in the United States. The post California High-Speed Rail receives over $3bn White House funding after successful year appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Bluebeam Revu and Archicad: Driving design collaboration

Roads Online

Material supplied by Bluebeam OpenBIM is the key to collaboration and allows teams to use multiple software tools easily, such as this example of Revu and Archicad. How OpenBIM facilitates collaborative construction An OpenBIM workflow is essential for collaborative working in construction and driving better project outcomes. In an OpenBIM workflow, the user is able to pick software that fits their needs but can also communicate and exchange data between various types of software.

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Engineers clearing 100t of material from tunnel mouth after landslip on Southwest line

New Civil Engineer

A landslip has closed South Western Railway (SWR) services between Salisbury and Exeter as Network Rail engineers attempt to remove 100t of material from a tunnel entrance. The post Engineers clearing 100t of material from tunnel mouth after landslip on Southwest line appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Testing, construction milestones for Metro Tunnel

Roads Online

The Metro Tunnel Project has entered a new phase of train testing, with a new level access tram stop also opening as works continue on the project. The Metro Tunnel will connect the busy Sunbury and Cranbourne/Pakenham lines via the new tunnel, creating an end-to-end rail line from the northwest of Melbourne to the southeast, freeing up space in the City Loop to run more trains across the city and suburbs and providing more connections to jobs, health and education.

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3 Challenges & 3 Benefits of Telematics

For Construction Pros

Systems must be efficient to navigate and more effective for contractors to proactively manage and maintain their fleets.

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Contract finalised for $110M Mandurah Estuary Bridge

Roads Online

A contract has been finalised for Georgiou Group to design and deliver the duplication of the Mandurah Estuary Bridge, south of Perth. Georgiou Group was named as the preferred proponent to design and deliver the project back in late September, with the company having previously completed works for the WA Main Roads. This includes recent works on the Mandurah Traffic Bridge, as well as on-going works as part of the alliance delivering the new Fitzroy River Bridge.

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Brinkman Construction Transforms Project and Cost Management with Autodesk and CMiC Integration

Autodesk Construction Cloud

When it comes to construction projects, accounting and financial management are like the foundation of a building. These components are hidden behind the scenes but play a crucial role in a project's success. This is why many firms rely on enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to effectively connect tasks like job costing and project management.

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Yanmar launches new V7 compact wheel loader

Equipment World

Yanmar touts its new V7 compact wheel loader as quick on the jobsite, easy to transport and a high bucket capacity.

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Future PC Leaders Gather for Learning and Networking

PC Construction

PC’s Leadership Development Program (LDP) has been an overarching foundation for the development of future PC leaders for decades. In fact, our current president and CEO, Matt Cooke, is a graduate of this very program, along with several members of PC’s executive leadership team. We currently have 15 enthusiastic participants in the LDP, ranging from recently accepted to nearing graduation.