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Detroit unveils wireless EV charging roadway

Construction Dive

The quarter-mile stretch, which recharges vehicles as they drive or park on the street, was designed at Michigan Central, a subsidiary of Ford Motor Company.

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Bentley Systems Wins Three Top Honors at the 2023 Construction Computing Awards

Civil + Structural Engineer

EXTON, Pa. – Bentley Systems, Incorporated (Nasdaq: BSY), the infrastructure engineering software company, today announced that it won in three categories at the 2023 Construction Computing Awards. Based on readers’ selections in an online poll, a panel of industry-expert judges made the final decisions. The judges chose Bentley’s ProjectWise as “Collaboration Product of the Year 2023.

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Granite buys 2 Memphis asphalt firms for $278M

Construction Dive

The move makes good on the California road builder’s promise to expand its aggregates and materials business in new markets.

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Tradeswomen and White House Representatives Meet About Women in Construction

The Pro Builder

Tradeswomen and White House Representatives Meet About Women in Construction ibush Fri, 12/08/2023 - 09:00 The Dec. 6 meeting with representatives from the Biden-Harris administration sought to find ways to help women enter and succeed in the construction industry While 2023 saw the highest participation rate of women in the workforce to date, when it comes to construction, women make up just 14% of that industry's workforce and only 4% of the trades.

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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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Commercial plunge pulls nonresidential planning down

Construction Dive

Planning in the segment that includes offices and retail plummeted about 20% YOY, causing a drop in overall activity, according to a new report.

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Realtor.com Releases Annual List of Top Housing Markets for 2024

The Pro Builder

Realtor.com Releases Annual List of Top Housing Markets for 2024 ibush Thu, 12/07/2023 - 19:22 Topped by Toledo, Ohio, these are expected to be the hottest housing markets in 2024 Among the predictions for the coming year, home listings and real-estate-data site Realtor.com expects we'll see a slow retreat in the cost of home loans and that housing affordability will improve.

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Two More 3D-Printed Homes Completed for Virginia Habitat Affiliate

The Pro Builder

Two More 3D-Printed Homes Completed for Virginia Habitat Affiliate ibush Thu, 12/07/2023 - 11:03 Habitat for Humanity Peninsula and Greater Williamsburg partners with Alquist 3D to build two 3D-printed homes in Virginia A home dedication ceremony on Dec. 12 will hand over the keys to two 3D-printed homes in Newport News, Va., according to a recent news release.

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Financing woes put potential Vegas NBA arena on hold

Construction Dive

The $5 billion entertainment and hotel complex joins a number of other Sin City projects struggling with construction funding.

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Construction Starts on Affordable Housing Project in Brooklyn, NY

The Pro Builder

Construction Starts on Affordable Housing Project in Brooklyn, NY ibush Fri, 12/08/2023 - 10:00 Clarkson Estates in Flatbush, Brooklyn, will provide 328 affordable apartments, including 164 supportive units for formerly homeless households On Dec. 5, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced the start of construction on Clarkson Estates in Flatbush, Brooklyn, as part of the state's Vital Brooklyn Initiative, which works to address social, economic, and health disparities in central Brooklyn.

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Half of workers left previous job after feeling underappreciated

Construction Dive

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

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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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Realtor.com Releases Annual List of Top Housing Markets for 2024

The Pro Builder

Realtor.com Releases Annual List of Top Housing Markets for 2024 ibush Thu, 12/07/2023 - 16:22 Topped by Toledo, Ohio, these are expected to be the hottest housing markets in 2024 Among the predictions for the coming year, home listings and real-estate-data site Realtor.com expects we'll see a slow retreat in the cost of home loans and that housing affordability will improve.

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SPH Engineering Announced 22 Winners of the 4th International Drone Show Competition Lighting up Las Vegas Sky with 400 Drones

Civil + Structural Engineer

SPH Engineering proudly announced the exceptional results of the 4th International Drone Show Competition , showcasing an impressive array of talent and creativity from participants across 24 countries with 105 applications in 8 diverse categories — the competition demonstrates the growth and innovation in the drone show industry. The results were unveiled at the Live Design International Trade Show (LDI), featuring a collaborative drone show with Sky Elements Drones, that illuminated Las Vegas

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Labor-Shortage Headwinds Continue for Construction

The Pro Builder

Labor-Shortage Headwinds Continue for Construction ibush Thu, 12/07/2023 - 12:04 Jobs report shows construction still faces a wide margin between available positions and the supply of workers to fill them Across all industries, job openings dropped by around 6% from September, but unlike other economic segments, the shortage of labor in construction continues to be an urgent issue, according to recent analysis of data from the latest U.S.

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Bouygues-Murphy JV wins £1.3bn Lower Thames Crossing tunnelling contract

New Civil Engineer

National Highways has awarded the £1.34bn Tunnels and Approaches contract for its Lower Thames Crossing (LTC) scheme to a joint venture of Bouygues Travaux Publics and J Murphy & Sons (BMJV). The post Bouygues-Murphy JV wins £1.3bn Lower Thames Crossing tunnelling contract appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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House and Senate Bills Aim to Curb Corporate Involvement in Single-Family Housing

The Pro Builder

House and Senate Bills Aim to Curb Corporate Involvement in Single-Family Housing ibush Thu, 12/07/2023 - 21:54 Two separate bills were introduced this week. One would prevent hedge funds from owning single-family homes, the other would impose fees on corporate owners In an environment that makes it hard for ordinary Americans to attain homeownership, two bills introduced this week by Democratic lawmakers aim to impose limits on corporate involvement in the single-family housing market.

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Solidia® Completes First Production Campaign of Low-Carbon CementWith CTS, Leading Specialty Cement Producer

Civil + Structural Engineer

One of multiple production runs with cement manufacturers around the world, the campaign further demonstrates commercial viability for Solidia Cement. SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — CTS Cement Manufacturing Corporation (CTS) , a leading specialty cement producer known for sustainable innovations such as Rapid Set ® and Komponent ® , recently completed a production campaign of Solidia Cement , a low-carbon cement patented and commercialized by Solidia Technologies , and is planning future campaigns.

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Nonprofit Homes for Heroes Gifts Home to Retired Marine in Albuquerque

The Pro Builder

Nonprofit Homes for Heroes Gifts Home to Retired Marine in Albuquerque ibush Fri, 12/08/2023 - 10:00 Building Homes for Heroes donates home to retired Marine who is a Purple Heart recipient and grandson of a Navajo Code Talker In a ceremony on Dec. 6—the day before the 82nd anniversary of the Japanese aerial attack on Pearl Harbor—national nonprofit Building Homes for Heroes gifted a mortgage-free home in Albuquerque, N.M., to retired Marine Sgt.

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National Highways advances three AI-powered initiatives to improve roadworks experiences

New Civil Engineer

Three firms have been picked by National Highways to incorporate artificial intelligence (AI) into trials of how to mitigate the disruption caused by roadworks. The post National Highways advances three AI-powered initiatives to improve roadworks experiences appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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How Do You Get a 3% Mortgage Rate? Startup Roam Has a Plan 

The Pro Builder

How Do You Get a 3% Mortgage Rate? Startup Roam Has a Plan ibush Thu, 12/07/2023 - 11:27 The real estate portal exclusively showcases homes currently for sale with loans eligible to be assumable—often at much lower rates than today's mortgages Across the U.S., the net effective mortgage rate among all mortgage holders is 3.60%, quite a contrast to the current average 30-year fixed mortgage rate of 7.32%.

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North Yorkshire launches hunt for suppliers to join £300M highways surfacing framework

New Civil Engineer

North Yorkshire Council has started the hunt for suppliers to join its £300M highways surfacing and planing framework. The post North Yorkshire launches hunt for suppliers to join £300M highways surfacing framework appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Construction Industry Trends: November 2023 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

November might be marked by the return of cool weather, but the news in the construction industry was red hot. Read on for the biggest headlines.

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Builder sentenced for fraudulent £50,000 Covid loan lost in crypto scam

Construction News

A builder has been fined and handed a suspended prison sentence after fraudulently claiming a £50,000 Covid loan which he subsequently lost in a crypto scam. Lukasz Nowak, a self-employed builder from Hounslow in West London, claimed the maximum amount available from the government under… The post Builder sentenced for fraudulent £50,000 Covid loan lost in crypto scam appeared first on Construction News.

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Centre of Excellence for Decarbonising Roads opens for innovator submissions

New Civil Engineer

The £8.5M government backed Centre of Excellence for Decarbonising Roads has called for innovators to come forward with low-carbon materials and designs for local roads. The post Centre of Excellence for Decarbonising Roads opens for innovator submissions appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Associated Builders Names Top 10 States for Construction

For Construction Pros

The scorecard ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on policies and programs that strengthen career pathways in construction, encourage workforce development and advocate for fair and open competition.

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Decarbonisation: Let’s just get on with it

New Civil Engineer

It seems that on an almost daily basis we are inundated with dire predictions, contradictions and lofty advice on how to combat climate change. Yet for decades we have had international Protocols, Accords and Agreements on carbon reduction targets. Some jurisdictions have been quite active… The post Decarbonisation: Let’s just get on with it appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Construction prospects: will 2024 be a less challenging year?

Construction News

Allan Wilen is economics director at Glenigan UK construction has endured challenging economic conditions during 2023, as UK economic growth effectively stalled. While economic conditions will remain sluggish over the coming year, the value of construction starts is forecast as steady after the sharp falls… The post Construction prospects: will 2024 be a less challenging year?

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UKAEA awards £11.6M contracts to develop fusion energy technology

New Civil Engineer

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has awarded £11.6M of contracts for companies to develop technologies to support fusion energy. The post UKAEA awards £11.6M contracts to develop fusion energy technology appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Major QLD station upgrade program to commence

Roads Online

Six rail stations in Queensland are set to receive accessibility upgrades as part of the State Government’s station upgrade program. Accessibility improvements will be made to the Morningside, Lindum, Banyo, Buranda, Bundamba and Burpengary stations. This will also mark the largest number of stations that Queensland Rail has delivered simultaneously.

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DfT re-commits to transport investments in response to Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review

New Civil Engineer

The Department for Transport (DfT) has reiterated its commitment to funding several transport interventions in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in its long-awaited response to Sir Peter Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review. The post DfT re-commits to transport investments in response to Hendy’s Union Connectivity Review appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Workplace Fall Protection Safety Tips

For Construction Pros

Preventing falls at the workplace is essential to employee safety, especially for those who work at heights in the construction industry.

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Online Degrees in Construction Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Future Leaders

Construction Placements

Online Degrees in Construction Management: A Comprehensive Guide for Future Leaders Discover the leading online construction management degree programs in the USA, offering quality education and flexibility to aspiring construction professionals. Tailored to meet the dynamic needs of the industry, these programs open doors to successful careers in construction management.

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Findings handed down from Sydney Metro review

Roads Online

The New South Wales Government has handed the findings from the independent review into the Sydney Metro project, one of the largest transport projects in the country. The review sought to examine value for money, delivery models, passenger impacts and more. The Independent reviewers, Amanda Yeates and Mike Mrdak, have recommended that alterations be made to the project timeline and scope following the findings of the review, including an extended expected completion by 2032.

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The month in numbers: December 2023

Construction News

IMAGE CRISIS Sixty-nine per cent of adults would not consider a career in construction, YouGov polling shows. Ryan Jones, founder of industry-image campaign group Deconstruction, which commissioned the poll of more than 2,000 people, said:“If we want to encourage new young people to enter the… The post The month in numbers: December 2023 appeared first on Construction News.

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NELSON to Design Georgia Corrections Prison

CCR Magazine

Georgia Building Authority (GBA), Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC), and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) have selected award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide as architect of record and design architect for a new Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC) facility in south Georgia. The largest project ever built by the State of Georgia, this correctional facility will provide secure infrastructure, modern technology and improved con

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Belfast-based contractor wins Tate Liverpool project

Construction News

Culture specialist Gilbert-Ash has won a £29.8m job to redevelop the Tate Liverpool art gallery and museum. The Belfast-based contractor will overhaul the former warehouse building on Royal Albert Dock in the Merseyside city. The project will create more versatility for events, improved facilities for… The post Belfast-based contractor wins Tate Liverpool project appeared first on Construction News.