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IIJA may increase transportation’s GHG emissions as states spend more on highways

Construction Dive

The White House is also expected to delay the transition to electric vehicles in a revision to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions regulation.

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Yes, Rents Are Cooling, But How Much Varies by Market

The Pro Builder

Yes, Rents Are Cooling, But How Much Varies by Market ibush Tue, 02/20/2024 - 11:38 Excess supply has helped to slow rent increases in some markets, and rent growth is moderating across a wider range of markets than in previous years, but housing affordability remains a concern Rental markets are finally cooling, according to a recently released report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University.

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Input prices rise after 3 months of decline

Construction Dive

The first increase since September highlights the ongoing presence of material price volatility, said Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

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Understanding the Promise of Progressive Design-Build for Transportation Infrastructure

Civil + Structural Engineer

Jay Chiglo Addresses Changes in Design-Build Delivery in Latest Experts Talk Interview The design-build delivery method has gained popularity in transportation infrastructure for its perceived speed compared to traditional methods, but it has also faced growing pains, with many large projects experiencing claims and disputes. In response, industry stakeholders are reevaluating the use of fixed-price design-build and exploring the advantages of progressive design-build to mitigate these challenge

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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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EV battery plant construction booms even as automakers hit the brakes

Construction Dive

Although demand for electric vehicles has slowed, EV-related projects are continuing to help power the construction industry.

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FRAMEWORK SUCCESS AS RODGERS LEASK APPOINTED TO UNIVERSITY FRAMEWORK

Civil + Structural Engineer

NATIONAL engineering consultancy Rodgers Leask has been awarded a place on a procurement framework with the University of Cumbria, achieving the highest score of any of the bidders in the chosen lot. The opportunity was secured by the team at the firm’s Liverpool office – which specialises in civil and structural engineering – led by director Chris Pollett.

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HS2 | Colne Valley Viaduct construction halted for ‘urgent remedial works’

New Civil Engineer

Construction of the record-breaking Colne Valley Viaduct for the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway has been halted due to the need for “urgent remedial works”. The post HS2 | Colne Valley Viaduct construction halted for ‘urgent remedial works’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Lake Charles Methanol plans $3.2B Louisiana plant

Construction Dive

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

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More Than "Just a Job": Building Careers for Women in Construction

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Our customer community feels positive about job prospects for women in construction - now here's how to take that "job" and make it a "career"!

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Millstone Weber nabs $405M Missouri I-70 expansion job

Construction Dive

The contractor is teaming up with designer Jacobs to build the first portion of the 200-mile, $2.8 billion highway overhaul.

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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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HS2 | 84m viaduct section moved into place over M42/M6 link roads

New Civil Engineer

High Speed 2 (HS2) engineers have successfully moved an 84m, 300t steel viaduct section into place over the motorway network in north Warwickshire. The post HS2 | 84m viaduct section moved into place over M42/M6 link roads appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) | 544 Posts | 01-03-2024

Construction Placements

PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) | 544 Posts | 01-03-2024 PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) with 544 Posts vacancies, last date to apply is 01-03-2024 The post PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) | 544 Posts | 01-03-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Port expansion: The £4bn foundation for offshore wind

New Civil Engineer

The UK will not realise its offshore wind ambitions without rapidly expanding the port infrastructure. We need to think differently to seize this unprecedented opportunity. The post Port expansion: The £4bn foundation for offshore wind appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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4 Ways Fleet Managers Can Improve Operational Efficiency

Linxup

Effective fleet operations play a crucial role in optimizing your organization's performance and productivity, all while minimizing expenses and mitigating potential risks. It's not surprising that the latest Fleet Management data indicates that the predominant priorities in [2024] include cost reduction, heightened operational efficiency, and enhanced driver productivity.

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Trimble Adds Mills and Cold Planers to Roadworks Paving Control

For Construction Pros

New version of Trimble’s next-generation paving control platform for smoother, more precise paving surfaces extends the functionality to an additional machine type

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Draft Rail Reform Bill published to move sector towards ‘guiding mind’ of Great British Railways

New Civil Engineer

Management of the UK’s rail infrastructure and services has moved closer to being unified under the “guiding mind” of Great British Railways (GBR) with the publication of the draft Rail Reform Bill today, 20 February. The post Draft Rail Reform Bill published to move sector towards ‘guiding mind’ of Great British Railways appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Innovations: Outdoor Lighting Line ‘Elisterno’ Launched

CCR Magazine

Innovations in Lighting- a custom lighting manufacturer specializing in the hospitality market is proud to announce the launch of Elisterno Outdoors. Company founders Rob Bruck and Anna Bruck first introduced the line of high end UL wet rated outdoor chandeliers at the Boutique Design Show in New York and were astounded by the response received from the design community. “We always felt the market for outdoor wet rated chandeliers and sconces was underserved,” says Rob Bruck, company

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How To Troubleshoot Shot Blasters

For Construction Pros

While versatile, shot blasters can seem like a three-year-old throwing a tantrum if the users are unsure of how to handle them. Here, are some solutions to common problems contractors run into when using shot blasters.

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G Plan Furniture

Civil Engineer Blog

Traditionally British people have tended to look outside their own country when it comes to fashion, food, furniture, architecture and so on. We first drew inspiration from Continental Europe, the Italian Renaissance, and the decadence of the French Aristocracy, before moving on to the Exotic beauty of Asia, Arabia and the Far East. The British […] The post G Plan Furniture first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Trimble Adds Mills and Cold Planers to Roadworks Paving Control

For Construction Pros

New version of Trimble’s next-generation paving control platform for smoother, more precise paving surfaces extends the functionality to an additional machine type

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Transport secretary backs new railway station for the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales

New Civil Engineer

The government has announced it is backing the proposal to construct a new train station in St Athan, a village in the Vale of Glamorgan, South Wales. The post Transport secretary backs new railway station for the Vale of Glamorgan in South Wales appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2024 for Assistant Commandant | 70 Posts | 06-03-2024

Construction Placements

Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2024 for Assistant Commandant | 70 Posts | 06-03-2024 Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2024 for Assistant Commandant with 70 Posts vacancies, last date to apply is 06-03-2024 The post Indian Coast Guard Recruitment 2024 for Assistant Commandant | 70 Posts | 06-03-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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SNP ministers say government’s poor infrastructure procurement has led to £100bn overspend

New Civil Engineer

Ministers from the Scottish National Party (SNP) have slammed the UK government’s infrastructure procurement, saying there is “£100bn overspend in infrastructure projects without even digging too deeply”. The post SNP ministers say government’s poor infrastructure procurement has led to £100bn overspend appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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4 Often Overlooked CTL & SSL Comfort Features

For Construction Pros

Comfortable operators experience less fatigue, allowing them to spend more hours in the cab and be more alert while they work.

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Investment forum champions public/private partnerships for faster green infrastructure investment

New Civil Engineer

A new forum for infrastructure investors has made a recommendation for the UK to scale up public/private infrastructure partnerships to manage major project risk and improve their investment grade. The post Investment forum champions public/private partnerships for faster green infrastructure investment appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Learn Infrastructure Development, PPPs and Regulation [Free online course by IIMB]

Construction Placements

Learn Infrastructure Development, PPPs and Regulation [Free online course by IIMB] A unique online course about PPPs in the infrastructure sector using case studies to provide real-world context to learners. Join this course on infrastructure development, PPPs and regulation. The post Learn Infrastructure Development, PPPs and Regulation [Free online course by IIMB] appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Proposal tabled for drones to be flown beyond line of sight for infrastructure inspection

New Civil Engineer

Flying drones beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) of the operator to benefit infrastructure inspections could become legal under new proposals from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA). The post Proposal tabled for drones to be flown beyond line of sight for infrastructure inspection appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Modular Construction Combats the Affordable Housing Crisis

The Contractor Magazine

Impact housing uses design expertise—including in-wall carrier systems from Geberit—to deliver thousands of new living units.

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£685M committed for all-Ireland investments including roads, bridge and Casement Park

New Civil Engineer

The Irish government will provide €800M (£685M) funding for all-Ireland priorities, including a major new road, a bridge, train services and the redevelopment of Casement Park stadium. The post £685M committed for all-Ireland investments including roads, bridge and Casement Park appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Nissan Reveals Off-Road-Ready Forsberg Edition Frontier (Video)

Equipment World

The race-inspired package gets knobbier tires, a lifted off-road suspension, a cat-back exhaust and other NISMO Off-Road accessories.

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Weiler to Manufacture, Sell SCM 400 Super Broom

For Construction Pros

The new product expands Weiler's offerings, and is slated to go into production in late 2024.

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Skanksa lands $22M+ Massachusetts skating rink replacement project

Construction Specifier

Rendering of Belmont Skating Rink and Athletic Facility in Massachusetts. Image courtesy Skanska Skanska has landed a $22.6 million contract from the Town of Belmont to spearhead the construction of the Belmont Skating Rink and Athletic Facility in Massachusetts. The project involves the demolition of the existing Viglirolo Skating Rink for a new 3,744-m 2 (40,300-sf) facility.

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FERC OKs Cross-Border Gas Pipeline Despite US LNG Export Pause

ENR Construction

Energy regulator approves Saguaro Connector Feb. 15, which would send 2.8 billion cu ft of gas per day from Pecos County, Texas into Mexico for overseas LNG shipment—noting independence from US Energy Dept. on export decisions.

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The Role of Protective Bollards in Enhancing Work Safety

UK Construction Blog

The post The Role of Protective Bollards in Enhancing Work Safety appeared first on UK Construction Blog. In the realm of construction site safety, the deployment of protective bollards plays an instrumental role in safeguarding workers, pedestrians, and surrounding infrastructure. These robust, vertical posts stand as a testament to innovative safety measures, ingeniously designed to mitigate risks associated with vehicular traffic and unauthorized site access.

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Fill Up Today: In the pipeline

Roads Online

The Fill Up Today app has made an impact in the industry since its release in late 2023. Roads & Infrastructure Magazine finds out what’s in store in 2024 for the critically acclaimed app. T outed as the ‘ultimate resource’ for efficient material transport solutions, the Fill Up Today app directly connects drivers with those across multiple industries who need to fulfill their material exports and imports.