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Trimble Introduces Roadworks Paving Control Platform for Mills and Cold Planers

Civil + Structural Engineer

New version of Trimble’s next-generation paving control platform for smoother, more precise paving surfaces extends the functionality to an additional machine type WESTMINSTER, Colo. — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today the availability of the Trimble® Roadworks Paving Control Platform for Mills and Cold Planers, extending the functionality of Trimble’s next-generation, 3D paving control system.

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9 of the top contech deals of 2023

Construction Dive

Autonomous drone technology, metal reclamation and modular construction topped the list of the biggest contech funding rounds last year.

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Newforma Konekt Launches Procore Connector, a Seamless Integration for AECO Coordination and Contract Administration 

Civil + Structural Engineer

BOSTON, Mass. — Newforma , the leader in Project Information Management (PIM) software for architects, engineers, contractors, and owners (AECO) worldwide, is thrilled to announce the release of the Newforma Konekt Procore Connector, a powerful integration that seamlessly bridges the gap between the recently released web-based, cloud-hosted Newforma Konekt platform and the Procore contract administration platform.

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Fluor posts $21M loss despite higher backlog

Construction Dive

Strong awards and cash generation were countered by a large negative charge, according to one financial research analyst.

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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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The Optimized Building

Build LLC Blog

BUILD picks apart a recent project for keys to improve the efficiency of rentable area The post The Optimized Building appeared first on BUILD Blog.

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Detroit GC Walbridge confident in EV plant construction boost

Construction Dive

Executive Vice President Randy Abdallah talks about manufacturing projects, top sectors for growth and industrywide challenges.

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GlobalFoundries awarded $1.5B in CHIPS funding

Construction Dive

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

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Ten qualities we all want in our PMs

Civil + Structural Engineer

From The Zweig Letter : By Mark Zweig If you take an honest look at people who are really good project managers, you’ll find they have some specific personality traits and abilities that lead to their success. The owners of practically every AEC firm we talk to or work with tell us that they are trying to have better project managers. You don’t have to be a genius to understand that if you do projects as your primary source of income for your business, you are going to want to have capable proje

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Lendlease losses continue amid strategy shift

Construction Dive

The contractor and developer has narrowed the kind of U.S. projects it will take on, targeting certain East Coast sectors above a specific cost.

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Report Tracks Median Home Price Trends in Opportunity Zones

The Pro Builder

Report Tracks Median Home Price Trends in Opportunity Zones ibush Wed, 02/21/2024 - 09:21 Data from the report show that home prices in low-income neighborhoods identified as Opportunity Zones track closely with nationwide price trends The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 defines Opportunity Zones as census tracts in or alongside low-income neighborhoods that meet certain criteria for redevelopment.

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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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DPR optimistic but careful about AI in new report

Construction Dive

The Redwood City, California-based contractor has a “curious, yet cautious” approach to AI and machine learning in construction.

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Platinum Contracting of Nevada Starts Construction on Floating Docks for Shoreline Community

Civil + Structural Engineer

Las Vegas contractor installs series of water docks for luxury-enclave Shoreline Platinum Contracting of Nevada, an Inc. 5000 company, is making waves in the desert as construction is now underway on a series of all-season floating docks for Shoreline, a waterfront enclave at The Island in Lake Las Vegas. As a preferred dock installer, Platinum has begun installing permanent and removable floating docks for exclusive lakeside homes.

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CIOs worry about AI’s accuracy

Construction Dive

Tech leaders are uneasy about generative AI’s shortcomings and the impact on employees as pressure mounts to deploy the technology, Juniper Networks data shows.

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Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel

Construction News

The High Court has thrown out a case brought by campaigners against the £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel project. Mr Justice Holgate said most of the allegations brought by Save Stonehenge World Heritage Site (SSWHS), which was seeking a judicial review of the project's development consent order,… The post Judge rejects challenge to £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel appeared first on Construction News.

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Disused Northumberland railway to become greenway after bridges saved from infilling

New Civil Engineer

A community interest company (CIC) in Northumberland has leased a section of disused railway to make it an active travel path after the 19th century bridges on the route were prevented from being infilled. The post Disused Northumberland railway to become greenway after bridges saved from infilling appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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White House Announces $5.8B Investment in Water Infrastructure

The Contractor Magazine

Almost half of this funding will be available as grants or principal forgiveness loans, ensuring funds reach underserved communities most in need of investments in water infrastructure.

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Didcot Power Station collapse: families and industry await answers eight years on

Construction News

“As a family it’s like we’re stuck in 2016,” says Sadie Cresswell, as the eighth anniversary of the building collapse that killed her father approaches. She has no more understanding of why it happened than she did at the time. “Unfortunately, it’s very much the… The post Didcot Power Station collapse: families and industry await answers eight years on appeared first on Construction News.

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University design to help meet the demand for health professionals

BDC Network

University design to help meet the demand for health professionals 0 qpurcell Wed, 02/21/2024 - 10:52 University Buildings Virginia Commonwealth University is a Page client, and the Dean of the College of Health Professions took time to talk about a pressing healthcare industry need that schools—and architects—can help address. Higher Education University Buildings Healthcare Facilities Laboratories Designers Architects Virtual Reality Virginia Commonwealth University is a Page client, and the D

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Kit Home Building – 5 finishing steps

Civil Engineer Blog

Kit homes are now more and more popular around the world. Building a kit home can save you money. By doing most of the work yourself you can make significant savings on labour costs and build an affordable home. Kit homes come in many designs and suit both rural and suburban areas. You can choose […] The post Kit Home Building – 5 finishing steps first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Bam appointed for full rebuild of Raac-afflicted school in Durham

New Civil Engineer

Bam has been appointed to construct the new building for a secondary school in Durham where Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (Raac) is present. The post Bam appointed for full rebuild of Raac-afflicted school in Durham appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Eastern Heights Utilities: Rural Water Company Makes Technological Leap with New SCADA

Wessler Engineering

For Eastern Heights Utilities, it’s been business as usual for more than 50 years. Based in rural Greene County, Indiana and serving more than 7,000 connections across six counties, this water utility system contains 12 elevated storage tanks, three wellfields, four booster stations and more than 500 miles of water mains in the distribution system. The utility employs 14 staff who reside within the Greene County limits with the average employee having worked at EHU for more than 20 years; a tigh

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EDF extend outages of four UK nuclear reactors for continued steam valve inspections

New Civil Engineer

EDF Energy has extended the outages of the two nuclear reactors at Heysham 1 and two at Hartlepool to conduct steam valve inspections. The post EDF extend outages of four UK nuclear reactors for continued steam valve inspections appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Work on Armadale Line now underway

Roads Online

Construction of the METRONET’s Carlisle elevated train station on the Armadale Line is underway in Western Australia. WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti said Carlisle, one of seven new stations being built as part of the upgrades, could mark numerous benefits to the community including reduced congestion. “The community is already starting to see how this project will provide significant benefits by reducing congestion, and delivering new public open space and modern infrastructure,

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Site for new £30M train station in West Midlands being secured and cleared

New Civil Engineer

The future site for the new £30M Aldridge train station in the West Midlands is being secured and cleared by Network Rail engineers, paving way for construction to begin. The post Site for new £30M train station in West Midlands being secured and cleared appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Harness safety with 3M fall protection solutions

Roads Online

Material provided by Motion Australia When it comes to the safety of workers in the civil construction and earthworks industry, there’s no room for compromise. That’s why 3M is proud to offer a comprehensive range of fall protection equipment designed to keep workers secure at all times. With cutting-edge technology and a commitment to safety, 3M provides reliable solutions that ensure peace of mind on any job site. 3M understands the importance of solid anchorage points in any fall protection

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Three multi-million pound North Ayrshire flood protection schemes making progress

New Civil Engineer

North Ayrshire Council has reported that its three major flood protection schemes, including the £48M Millport Flood Protection Scheme, remain “on track”. The post Three multi-million pound North Ayrshire flood protection schemes making progress appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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$140 million investment for Pilbara Hydrogen Hub

Roads Online

The finalisation of a $140 million agreement to build a hydrogen hub in Pilbara, WA, means construction on this road and intersection will start this year. The Pilbara Hydrogen Hub will be a centre for hydrogen production and export, with the potential to become an international gateway to Australian-made green steel and iron. Western Australian Premier, Roger Cook, said the hub was a key part in turning WA into a global clean energy powerhouse. “This project will be WA-produced hydrogen

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How to make the rail network climate resilient and nature-positive

New Civil Engineer

The rail network faces unique biodiversity and resilience challenges. Overcoming them could set the direction for wider infrastructure. The post How to make the rail network climate resilient and nature-positive appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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$230 million upgrade to Monaro Highway begins

Roads Online

The $230.5 million construction of upgrades to the Monaro Highway, south of Canberra is underway. Work on the new Lanyon Drive Interchange has begun, which will deliver safety improvements as well as reduce congestion. Federal Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Local Government Minister Catherine King acknowledged the importance of the new developments.

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HSE takes over investigation of fatality on Everton Stadium site

New Civil Engineer

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has taken over the criminal investigation into the death of a worker on Laing O’Rourke’s Everton Stadium project. The post HSE takes over investigation of fatality on Everton Stadium site appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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2024 Construction Equipment Purchase Plans: Poll Results

Equipment World

Find out what types of equipment contractors want to buy – and the hottest models in each product category.

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$11B SunZia Power Project Suit Has March 7 Federal Court Hearing

ENR Construction

Quanta Services' 550-mile transmission line under construction in Arizona faces pushback from tribes, others over claimed threats to historic and cultural sites in San Pedro River Valley.

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Economic Factors Affecting Salaries in the Construction Industry

Construction Placements

Economic Factors Affecting Salaries in the Construction Industry The major economic factors that can impact salaries in the construction industry, tactics to secure your job during economic turmoil, and ways to stay relevant in the job market during crises. The post Economic Factors Affecting Salaries in the Construction Industry appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Police hold fresh interviews in Didcot tragedy probe

Construction News

Police officers have carried out new interviews in the criminal investigation into the fatal building collapse at Didcot Power Station, ahead of tomorrow's eighth anniversary of the tragedy. Four men – Michael Collings, Ken Cresswell, Christopher Huxtable and John Shaw – died after the boiler… The post Police hold fresh interviews in Didcot tragedy probe appeared first on Construction News.

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GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR A DETAILED ENERGY AUDIT

The Constructor

Energy audits play a crucial role in identifying opportunities for energy efficiency improvements in buildings. The audit process is comprehensive and iterative, typically involving several tasks tailored to the specific type and function of the building being assessed. While the sequence of tasks may vary, a general procedure can be outlined to guide the audit […] The post GENERAL PROCEDURE FOR A DETAILED ENERGY AUDIT appeared first on The Constructor.