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Finding the Right Construction Technology Solutions for Your Project

Construction Placements

Finding the Right Construction Technology Solutions for Your Project Selecting the right construction technology is crucial for project success. Learn how to identify, evaluate, and implement the best solutions for your construction needs. The post Finding the Right Construction Technology Solutions for Your Project appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Microsoft plows $3.3B into data center at former Foxconn site

Construction Dive

The software giant, which previously committed $1 billion to the project, has increased its promised expenditure amid a surge of data center activity.

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The Rise of Electrical Engineers in Transportation Signals Industry Shift

Civil + Structural Engineer

As technology becomes more advanced and sophisticated in transportation, a new trend is emerging: the need for electrical engineering. Despite being fewer in number compared to civil engineers, the role of electrical engineers in transportation is becoming more prominent, and DRMP is at the forefront. The presence of electrical engineers in the transportation sector is not just important, it’s crucial.

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From good to great: How to keep talent and elevate team performance

Construction Dive

When the labor shortage makes it challenging to find new talent, impactful steps can be taken to unveil the hidden potential within your current team.

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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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Race, Religion and Real Estate: A Conversation with Donald King

Build LLC Blog

BUILD sits down with Donald King to discuss his Nehemiah Initiative, community-driven design, gentrification, and the importance of the Black church. The post Race, Religion and Real Estate: A Conversation with Donald King appeared first on BUILD Blog.

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15 years in the making, $340M Jacksonville Concourse B breaks ground

Construction Dive

Prime designer Jacobs first signed on in 2011, with GC Balfour Beatty now building the new gate facility and parking structure.

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Kaiser nixes planned $500M Seattle med tower build, looks to sell property

Construction Dive

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

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‘Rentvesting’ Grows in Popularity as Housing Prices Climb

The Pro Builder

‘Rentvesting’ Grows in Popularity as Housing Prices Climb csweeney Mon, 05/20/2024 - 14:30 72% of Millennials and Gen Z would buy property in a different state from the one they live in As high housing prices continue to be a challenge, Generation Z and Millenials are exploring new ways to buy a home. A term dubbed “rentvesting” has become a growing trend among young Americans as it allows them to rent in their preferred location while investing in property in a more affordable part of the count

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Jacobs taps semiconductor vet as CFO in abrupt leadership change

Construction Dive

Venk Nathamuni will succeed interim Kevin Berryman, who stepped in after Claudia Jaramillo left the job just eight months into the role.

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C.W. Driver Completes Creative Office Space in Santa Monica for Redcar Properties

Civil + Structural Engineer

The mixed-use, three-story office building spans two wings of glass and concrete offering 65,000 square feet of new commercial space SANTA MONICA, Calif. – C.W. Driver Companies , a leading builder serving California since 1919, today announced the completion and opening of 1650 Euclid Street in Santa Monica, a three-story office complex offering tenants 65,000 square feet of high-end commercial space.

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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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How to gain an advantage in your MEP existing conditions documentation workflow

Construction Dive

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

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Industry Icon and D.R. Horton Founder Don R. Horton Dies at Age 74

The Pro Builder

Industry Icon and D.R. Horton Founder Don R. Horton Dies at Age 74 csweeney Mon, 05/20/2024 - 12:36 Executive vice chairman David V. Auld to fill role as executive chairman One of the nation’s largest home building companies, D.R. Horton, recently announced the death of its founder, Donald R. Horton. Horton, age 74, served as chairman of D.R. Horton since it was formed in 1991 and as president and CEO from July 1991 until November 1998.

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Jannet Walker-Ford Honored with WTS International’s Inaugural ‘Jannet Walker-Ford Breaking Barriers Award’

Civil + Structural Engineer

Three local WTS chapters also name WSP Employer of the Year; firm recognized with additional honors underscoring continued commitment to advancing women within transportation industry. NEW YORK — WTS International celebrated the barrier-breaking contributions of Jannet Walker-Ford, WSP national transit and rail market leader, by surprising her as the first recipient of a new award named in her honor at its annual meeting in New Orleans May 9.

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2 Volvo Mid-Size Wheel Loaders Get New Engines, Makeover

For Construction Pros

Available summer 2024, the 20-ton L110H and L120H will incorporate new Volvo engines and upgraded electronics. Both will continue to be built at Volvo’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania.

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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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Percentage of women in construction hits new post-Covid low

Construction News

More women than men have left construction careers over the past year, according to the latest official figures. The proportion of women in construction careers has steadily declined over the past year, leading an overall downward trend in the number of people employed in the… The post Percentage of women in construction hits new post-Covid low appeared first on Construction News.

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DESNZ opens bids for £500M energy and net zero professional services framework

New Civil Engineer

The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) is seeking suppliers to join its £500M Energy and Net Zero Professional Services framework. The post DESNZ opens bids for £500M energy and net zero professional services framework appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Gleeds named project manager for new Leighton Hospital

The Construction Index

Property and construction consultant Gleeds has been named project manager for the £720m redevelopment of Leighton Hospital in Crewe.

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Port of Dover alerts contractors to £400M civils, buildings and utilities opportunities

New Civil Engineer

The Port of Dover has alerted the market that it is preparing a framework for civils, marine civils, utilities and building services that has an estimated value of £400M across four years. The post Port of Dover alerts contractors to £400M civils, buildings and utilities opportunities appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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.

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Video: Develon’s First “X” Model Excavator, the DX225LC-7X

Equipment World

The “X” on the 52,000-pound model stands for electrohydraulic control for running advanced machine guidance and control. Watch at EquipmentWorld.

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Nuclear Waste Services engages market on £1.5bn contracts for geological disposal facility

New Civil Engineer

Nuclear Waste Services (NWS) is engaging the market on over £1.5bn worth of contracts for an architect engineer and owners engineer for the development of geological disposal facility (GDF) for the long-term storage of nuclear waste. The post Nuclear Waste Services engages market on £1.5bn contracts for geological disposal facility appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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SAMI: Future proofing communities

Roads Online

Using renewable energies is part of SAMI Bitumen Technologies’ sustainability strategies to reduce the carbon footprint of the company’s Laverton facility in Victoria. Image: SAMI Bitumen Technologies. An insight into the SAMI Bitumen Technologies’ ethos for community support and sustainability. As Sebastien Chatard – General Manager and Dr. Hamidreza Sahebzamani – Technical Services Manager write. “S ustainability” is a multifaceted concept reflecting our collective aspiration for leading

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A12 Margaretting Bypass carriageway reconstruction £10M over budget amid delays

New Civil Engineer

The £65M A12 Margaretting Bypass carriageway reconstruction has gone £10M over budget amid difficult conditions that have caused delays to the project. The post A12 Margaretting Bypass carriageway reconstruction £10M over budget amid delays 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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Webinar: Downer Construction digitises to boost efficiency

Roads Online

Image: Wosunan/stock.adobe.com Originally posted by Inside Construction Magazine In this web-based ‘fireside chat’, hear how Downer Construction – one of the leading providers of integrated construction services – has achieved improved efficiency and fuelled growth by digitalising its site processes. With the continued pressures of global skills shortages and economic uncertainty, all industries must embrace digital transformation to improve efficiencies and save time and money.

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Sisk begins track laying for reinstatement of abandoned 42km Irish freight line

New Civil Engineer

John Sisk & Son (Sisk) has begun track laying work for a project to reinstate the abandoned Foynes to Limerick Rail Freight line in the Republic of Ireland. The post Sisk begins track laying for reinstatement of abandoned 42km Irish freight line appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Montana church recreation hall to be transformed into library

Construction Specifier

Cushing Terrell is set to redesign an old church recreation hall into a library. Photo courtesy Cushing Terrell The new Flathead County ImagineIF Library in Bigfork, Mont., is now a former church recreation hall connecting people to resources, technology, and opportunities for lifelong education. The former 557 m 2 (6,000 sf) space is funded by the ImagineIF Library Foundation.

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Stem, SuDS and supporting the next generation

New Civil Engineer

As the world becomes increasingly focused on the environment, we look to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (Stem) to develop systems and techniques to mitigate our impact on the planet. The post Stem, SuDS and supporting the next generation 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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Albany Ring Road now open

Roads Online

Image courtesy of the Western Australian Government. Albany Ring Road, the largest road infrastructure project ever undertaken in the Great Southern region of Western Australia, is now officially open. The project has delivered a free-flowing, 11-kilometre connection between the original section of Menang Drive east of Albany Highway and Princess Royal Drive, including three grade-separated interchanges at Albany Highway, South Coast Highway and Hanrahan Road.

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Exceptional design is achieved at the threshold between above and below ground infrastructure

New Civil Engineer

It is at the threshold between above and below ground infrastructure that exceptional design is achieved. The post Exceptional design is achieved at the threshold between above and below ground infrastructure appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Diversity & Inclusion Can Bring Operators to the Industry

For Construction Pros

Caterpillar celebrates female operators at first-ever event.

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World first rectangular pipe jacking TBM for hard rock breaks through on China road project

New Civil Engineer

The world’s first rectangular pipe jacking tunnel boring machine (TBM) for hard rock has broken through in Chongqing, China after boring a 176m long road tunnel under two main roads. The post World first rectangular pipe jacking TBM for hard rock breaks through on China road project appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Honey plans Maltby estate

The Construction Index

Housebuilder Honey has submitted plans to build a £46m housing estate in south Yorkshire.

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