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Scrapping of EU pollution rules to unlock 140,000 homes

Construction Enquirer

House builders have welcomed the government’s plan to scrap nutrient neutrality rules that have stalled construction of thousands of new homes. Currently, legacy EU laws on nutrient neutrality are blocking the delivery of new homes, including cases where planning permission has already been granted. Announcing plans to scrap the ‘defective’ EU laws, Levelling Up, Housing and Communities secretary, Michael Gove said: “The way EU rules have been applied has held us back. “T

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The Dotted Line: How to avoid skyrocketing dispute costs

Construction Dive

Big construction disagreements arise when there’s not just one error or issue, but a combination of things that went wrong, attorneys say.

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Harris County Flood Control District Partners with LAN for Two Major Sediment Removal Projects

Civil + Structural Engineer

(Houston, Texas) The Harris County Flood Control District (HCFCD) has partnered with planning, engineering and program management firm, Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) for two major sediment removal projects in the Greens Bayou and Cypress Creek/Little Cypress Creek watersheds. These projects will restore critical bayou capacity to reduce flood risk, remove siltation and repair damage caused by Hurricane Harvey to re-establish channel conveyance capacity to pre-Harvey conditions.

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ASCE president: IIJA just the beginning of infrastructure remediation

Construction Dive

Maria Lehman says the infusion of federal funding will help address long-neglected upkeep across the country, but states and the private sector must also pitch in.

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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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Higgins lands £176m Peckham estate revamp

Construction Enquirer

Southwark Council has selected Higgins Partnerships as its development partner for a two-phase £176m regeneration of Ledbury Estate in Peckham. Four existing blocks were identified as ‘having serious structural and fire safety issues’ by the council. They will be replaced with a new development of 340 mixed tenure homes set within six blocks ranging from five to 22 storeys in height plus a community centre and a multi-use games area plus wider estate improvement works.

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NLRB: Unions can represent workers without an election

Construction Dive

A recent Cemex decision is meant to dissuade employers from choosing to “abuse” NLRB’s election procedure, the board chairman said.

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PCL tops off $150M Toronto mass timber building

Construction Dive

Limberlost Place includes three, three-story mass timber columns, which the contractor claims are among the largest in North America.

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‘Mature’ talks with clients help McGee minimise risks

Construction Enquirer

“Mature discussions” with clients about material price rises enabled specialist engineering contractor McGee to protect its profits despite rampant inflation. Latest results for the firm for the year to November 30 2022 show pre-tax profits steady at £6.1m from £6m last time despite a dip in turnover to £83.3m for £92.2m. The company said: “Despite a challenging macro-economic environment, McGee delivered a strong performance in FY2022, highlighting its ability to anticipate, a

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5 construction-related ideas from Fast Company awards

Construction Dive

Modular moon habitats, autonomous trucking technology and inside-out buildings are some of the advancements that the magazine highlighted in its annual list of innovations.

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Plans in for £24m new Oldham theatre

Construction Enquirer

Plans have now been submitted for Oldham’s new £24m theatre, set to be a new home for the Coliseum at the heart of the town’s new cultural quarter. The theatre is set to be created in the historic Friends Meeting House and former Post Office, close to Gallery Oldham. Plans include a main auditorium seating more than 300 people, a 120-seat studio theatre, an education suite, and all-day café bar areas, which can also be used as additional performance spaces.

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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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Jacobs subsidiary and TomTom partner on transportation data

Construction Dive

StreetLight Data and TomTom will develop an analytic platform to help cities and transit agencies plan transportation and infrastructure projects.

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STV Wins Key Project to Design Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion in Central Texas 

Civil + Structural Engineer

KYLE, TX – STV, a professional services firm that plans, designs and manages infrastructure projects across North America, today announced that it has signed a contract with the City of Kyle, Texas, to serve as lead design engineer for the second phase of the city’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) expansion. STV’s work will double the plant’s current capacity from 4.5 million gallons per day (MGD) to 9 MGD and incorporate a new total phosphorus limit of 0.5 mg/L, which is currently being final

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Rosendin picks new CEO, CFO for succession plan

Construction Dive

Two long-time company vets will enter the C-suite at the employee-owned electrical contractor, with another slotted to take over its West region.

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Ruby+Associates wins PSMJ’s 2023 A/E/C Building a Better World Award

Civil + Structural Engineer

PSMJ Resources, Inc., the world’s leading authority on effective and profitable architecture and engineering firm management practices, announces Ruby+Associates, Inc. Structural Engineers (Ruby+Associates) as the winner of the 2023 A/E/C Building a Better World Award. The annual A/E/C Building a Better World Award recognizes firms demonstrating an outstanding commitment to improving lives and communities, through donations of time, resources, creativity and energy.

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NIAMT Recruitment for Non-Teaching Posts | 29 Posts | 06-09-2023

Construction Placements

NIAMT Recruitment for Non-Teaching Posts | 29 Posts | 06-09-2023 NIAMT Recruitment for Non-Teaching Posts with 29 Posts vacancies, last date to apply for this job is 06-09-2023 The post NIAMT Recruitment for Non-Teaching Posts | 29 Posts | 06-09-2023 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Engineer Guides upon Building Bridges

Civil Engineer Blog

Engineers are commonly associated with building bridges and rightly so. Building bridges is more than just laying pile of woods over an obstacle. It is a structure that should last for a very long time and it should effectively serve its purpose. To achieve this, engineers have to painstakingly and meticulously design a bridge. While […] The post Engineer Guides upon Building Bridges first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Houston’s office building to feature unique ‘side-core design’

Construction Specifier

1550 on the Green, facing Houston’s iconic Discovery Green Park, is being built in a curved shape, described as a “side-core design”, to allow unobstructed daylight to enter the oversized windows. The building’s curved design provides views of Discovery Green, more efficient floor plates, and more natural light than traditional floor plates through the building, including the elevator lobby and restrooms.

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Top 25 Job Interview Questions in Construction for Entry-Level Civil Engineers

Construction Placements

Top 25 Job Interview Questions in Construction for Entry-Level Civil Engineers Get a head start on your entry-level civil engineering job interview with our comprehensive guide. We cover the top 25 questions and provide in-depth answers to help you succeed. The post Top 25 Job Interview Questions in Construction for Entry-Level Civil Engineers appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Cat's new 988 GC wheel loader has lower cost yet same payload

Equipment World

Cat’s new 988 GC is a lower-cost, lower-powered version of the company’s 12-ton-payload class of wheel loaders but with the same loading capacity.

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Robots on the Rise: Automation in Construction

Construction Placements

Robots on the Rise: Automation in Construction This comprehensive guide delves into the transformative impact of robotics and automation on the construction industry. From 3D printing and drones to ethical and legal considerations, discover how technology is reshaping construction. The post Robots on the Rise: Automation in Construction appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Facilities Management and Entropy

Job Order Contracting

Facilities Management and Entropy – Left unchecked disorder increases over time. Energy disperses, and systems dissolve into chaos. Entropy, Facilities Mangement, and the AECOO sector have more in common than they should. It’s well beyond time to stop running with the pack. Where has that gotten us? Certifications, traditional formal education, and professional training related to facilities life-cycle management and AECOO practices and practices have done little to address R

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A Safer Road Ahead: AI-powered Dash Cams and Coaching in Your Business Safety Program

Linxup

For businesses that operate with multiple vehicles, safety is key. And the increase in distracted driving adds a serious challenge to safety efforts. How can you reduce risk and keep everyone safe? It's time to think about AI-powered dash cams and coaching as parts of your overall business safety program. Let's explore how this combination can make a difference.

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What are furniture rollers for chairs, and how to choose them: modifications, characteristics

Civil Manage

Indeed, the wheels mean a lot, and to be precise, their execution. After all, not only must they be durable, the wheels must be manageable, maneuverable and safe for any type of flooring. Chair wheels: what are they? Often, chair casters can be made from either polypropylene or polyamide. Both of these materials are artificial, The post What are furniture rollers for chairs, and how to choose them: modifications, characteristics appeared first on Civil Manage.

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Powerful Savings: How Underfloor Insulation Can Reduce Your Energy Bills

UK Construction Blog

The post Powerful Savings: How Underfloor Insulation Can Reduce Your Energy Bills appeared first on UK Construction Blog. ?Introduction to Underfloor Insulation Underfloor insulation is a revolutionary solution that can significantly reduce your energy bills while keeping your home warm and comfortable. As the name suggests, underfloor insulation involves installing insulating materials beneath your floorboards, preventing heat from escaping through the floor and improving thermal efficiency.

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Jason C. Palmer Received Defense Verdict Representing City of Urbandale

LDM Law

Jason C. Palmer Partner Jason C. Palmer recently received a defense verdict representing the City of Urbandale in a personal injury claim regarding an alleged defective sidewalk. The plaintiff filed suit after tripping on a piece of elevated sidewalk causing a compound fracture of the wrist with a subsequent surgery inserting a plate and multiple screws.

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Ground breaks on Cincinnati’s first mass timber building

Construction Specifier

Rendering of Cincinnati Public Radio Headquarters. Photo courtesy Emersion DESIGN. Stakeholders recently broke ground on Cincinnati Public Radio’s headquarters (HQ). Once complete, the new HQ will be the first two-story mass timber building in the city, with the majority of the superstructure utilizing cross-laminated timber (CLT). Skanska and Cincinnati Public Radio (CPR) were present at the groundbreaking ceremony of the $32 million, 3,252-m 2 (35,000-sf) building, which will feature two on-ai

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Why is the North East a great location to live?

UK Construction Blog

The post Why is the North East a great location to live? appeared first on UK Construction Blog. Thinking of settling down? If you’ve got the luxury of choosing, the North East is a fantastic option to consider. It’s a unique region, with plenty of charming and practical characteristics to make your quality of life and standard of living that much better.

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Titans select Tennessee Builders Alliance for new stadium

Construction Specifier

Interior rendering of the new stadium. Images courtesy MANICA. Tennessee Titans (Titans) have chosen Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA) as the construction manager at risk on its new stadium project. The new stadium will be built on the east side of the current stadium campus, along Nashville’s East Bank. TBA comprises construction industry leaders including Nashville-based I.C.F.

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Hurricane Idalia Sets Eyes On Florida But Threatens Florida Panhandle To New Orleans With Near 500 KM Girth

Bylt News

United States Of America – Hurricane Idalia sets eyes on Florida as the storm approaches landfall still to be determined. With a girth of nearly 500km you should expect intense rains, flooding, high winds and other hazardous direct impacts and they are to be unpredictable. People from Florida Panhandle to New Orleans and all the way to South & North Carolina should be on high alert.

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Healthcare design architect joins global firm’s Washington, D.C. office

Construction Specifier

Ray Brower has joined Perkins Eastman as principal in the firm’s studio in Washington, D.C. Photo by Sean Duggan/courtesy Perkins Eastman. The new principal to join the global practice, Perkins Eastman, in its Washington, D.C. studio, brings 40 years of experience in healthcare design and construction. In particular, the new principal, Ray Brower, AIA, NCARB, CLGB, specializes in strategic facility planning, pre-design operational planning and programming, medical planning, and project managemen

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VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG) by Vitro

BDC Network

VacuMax™ Vacuum Insulating Glass (VIG) by Vitro 1 kcichowicz Tue, 08/29/2023 - 10:26 VacuMax ™ VIG by Vitro lets you turn more walls into windows, with its slim construction and superior center of glass R-values of R14+.

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Digital Builder Ep 61: Exploring Unexpected Career Paths in Construction

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Being a founder and CEO isn't for the faint of heart. Entrepreneurship is like a roller coaster ride with unique obstacles, intense pressure, and uncertainty. And when you do it in an industry like construction—which grapples with tight margins, project risks, and labor issues—the challenges can seem overwhelming. However, overcoming these hurdles can lead to innovation and change, all while carving a new path for diversity and inclusion within the industry.

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How Many Tons in a Yard of Stone?

CivilJungle

How Many Tons in a Yard of Stone? The world of construction and landscaping often involves intricate measurements and conversions to ensure that projects are completed accurately and efficiently.

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US Energy Dept. Pushes $300M for State, Local Transmission Projects

ENR Construction

Energy Secretary touts grants from new Inflation Reduction Act for infrastructure siting projects to speed connection of renewable power sources

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How Many Bags of Concrete Do I Need for a 5×10 Slab?

CivilJungle

How Many Bags of Concrete Do I Need for a 5×10 Slab? The material combines Portland cement, water, sand, and aggregate with the accepted element.

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