January, 2024

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What contractors need to know for 2024

Construction Dive

It’s anyone’s guess what will happen in the next 12 months, but these insights from construction pros can help bring the year into focus.

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Top 2024 AI Construction Trends: According to the Experts

Autodesk Construction Cloud

To say that AI was the hottest tech-related topic of 2023 would be an understatement. Virtually every industry—from retail and advertising to healthcare and finance—has embraced its potential. The construction sector is no exception. According to Deloitte , AI and advanced data analytics technology could bring cost savings of 10% to 15% for construction projects.

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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

Construction Dive

December’s rebound after three down months signaled “the planning queue is stabilizing,” according to Dodge’s chief economist.

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Effective Marketing For Diverse Construction Job Categories

Construction Marketing

In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, where precision meets creativity and innovation, effective marketing strategies are paramount for attracting top-tier talent across diverse construction job categories. That said, this article will unravel strategies that resonate with professionals, from those who meticulously plan projects to those who wield the tools on-site.

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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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Navigating Corporate Strategy

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Travis White , Strategy & Operations Advisor, Zweig Group Effective corporate strategy requires defining a direction, fostering collaboration, and leveraging strengths for diversification. At Zweig Group, our goal as strategic planning consultants is to ask the right questions to help identify existing strengths that can be leveraged to present new opportunities.

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A Startup Turns Concrete into a Carbon Capture Solution

The Pro Builder

A Startup Turns Concrete into a Carbon Capture Solution qpurcell Mon, 01/22/2024 - 09:41 Cement and concrete production generates as much as 9% of all human CO2 emissions. But what if concrete could go from environmental liability to environmental asset? That’s what startup Carbon Limit aims to achieve with its CaptureCrete product. Here’s how it works: A powder additive, CaptureCrete consists of natural minerals that are highly reactive to carbon dioxide.

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How 3M Is Addressing The Image Problem Impacting Skilled Trade Careers

For Construction Pros

According to 2023 U.S. projections, construction firms must attract an estimated 546,000 workers in addition to their normal staffing to meet labor demands. How can the construction industry help fuel a youthful pipeline of talent?

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TSMC reaches deal with Arizona union on $40B chip factory project

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant’s plan to import workers from Taiwan sparked strong opposition from the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council.

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Reinstatement of disused railway in Lancashire tabled

New Civil Engineer

Transport minister Huw Merriman has met with MPs in Lancashire to discuss the potential reinstatement of passenger services to the northern section of the Ribble Valley line. The post Reinstatement of disused railway in Lancashire tabled appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Staying On Track: Wireless IoT in Adjacent Construction – Enhancing Efficiency, Safety, and Resource Conservation

Civil + Structural Engineer

In the dynamic realm of urban infrastructure expansion, there are few challenges as intricate and demanding as adjacent construction projects. Particularly, when these projects involve the proximity of new infrastructure to existing critical transportation arteries, engineers face unique challenges. In this article, we delve into a compelling case study: the construction of a light rail extension adjacent to a heavily utilized freight rail corridor in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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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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Make It Resilient 2024 Student Contest Encourages New Ways to Build for Extreme Environments

Autodesk Construction Cloud

From the moon to Mars, we’re getting closer to the reality of expanding humanity’s habitat beyond our planet. But, here on Earth, extreme weather and a changing climate are also creating new challenges—from wildfires to coastal flooding, severe heat waves, and more. With its latest annual Make It Real program, Autodesk is challenging high school students to imagine how to design and build a habitat for an extreme environment.

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HS2 to renew protester injunction – including for cancelled second phase

Construction News

HS2 is preparing to apply for an extension to the injunction banning “disruptive protests” on its route, including on the cancelled phase 2a, Construction News can reveal. The legal measure, first granted in 2022, bans anyone from entering or remaining on HS2-owned land; obstructing or… The post HS2 to renew protester injunction – including for cancelled second phase appeared first on Construction News.

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Fiber-Reinforced Concrete As An Alternative to Steel Concrete Reinforcement

For Construction Pros

Fiber concrete reinforcement can be a cost-effective, durable and even sustainable alternative to conventional steel like rebar and wire mesh. Can synthetic fibers compete “head-to-head” with steel? Let's talk about it.

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Construction misclassifies up to 20% of workers, researcher says

Construction Dive

Paying workers off the books robs them of their benefits and hurts contractors who follow the rules by making them less competitive, said a Century Foundation researcher.

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HS2 land unlikely to be sold before General Election

New Civil Engineer

Safeguarded land that was previously to be used for the construction of HS2 north of Birmingham is unlikely to be sold before a General Election, despite the government’s wishes to offload it. The post HS2 land unlikely to be sold before General Election appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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SIGNIFICANT UPDATE TO POST-TENSIONED SLAB-ON-GROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Civil + Structural Engineer

Coming to the new 2024 International Residential Code (IRC) LAS VEGAS – Today, the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) announced the launch of its Stronger Standards, Exceptional Structures campaign, in preparation for the release of the new 2024 International Residential Code (IRC). The International Code Council (ICC) is set to release the new IRC, which includes a significant update related to post-tensioned slab-on-ground design and construction.

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Specifying fiber-reinforced polymer technology in new curtain wall technology

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Deceuninck North America. By Greg Koch As energy codes and sustainability standards continue to drive industry innovation, specifiers can now choose curtain wall systems that waste significantly less energy than their predecessors. Some manufacturers are using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) technology to create curtain wall components, reinforcements, and pressure plates that can be incorporated into the hollow chambers of aluminum frames to significantly bolster the system’s ove

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Stewart Milne in administration with hundreds of jobs lost

Construction News

Stewart Milne Group has gone into administration after attempts to sell the business failed, with more than 200 people made redundant. The Aberdeen-headquartered housebuilder and contractor appointed consultants to help find a buyer in several rounds since April 2022 as chair and founder Stewart Milne… The post Stewart Milne in administration with hundreds of jobs lost appeared first on Construction News.

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How To Make Warm Mix Asphalt Work For Your Plant

For Construction Pros

Developed in the 1990s, Warm Mix Asphalt is anything but a new technology. However, there's still a fair amount of stigma associated with it in the road building industry, despite the Federal Highway Administration's pivot in 2010.

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Construction’s biggest staffing struggles for 2024

Construction Dive

A lack of experienced workers, far-flung jobsites and social issues will compound the industry’s labor shortage this year, experts say.

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‘At risk’ M42 overbridge servicing HS2 construction to be demolished following spate of collisions

New Civil Engineer

A bridge over the M42 near Birmingham that was hit twice by HGVs in the space of a week is to be demolished. National Highways made the determination following investigations last week, after the bridge was struck by two lorries using the motorway underneath it… The post ‘At risk’ M42 overbridge servicing HS2 construction to be demolished following spate of collisions appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Greg Murphy Named Executive Vice President of Strategy of TranSystems

Civil + Structural Engineer

Columbus, Ohio – Greg Murphy has been named Executive Vice President of Strategy of TranSystems Corp., a consulting firm that provides engineering and architecture solutions to the transportation marketplace. Murphy most recently served as the government market sector leader, the largest sector in the company that supports Departments of Transportation, tollways, and municipalities.

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Behind the Build: Interview with Mostafa Saber, BIM & Design Manager at Diamond Developers

Autodesk Construction Cloud

Digital technology tools today have changed the face of what it means to be in construction by enabling cloud collaboration, improving workforce productivity and making sustainable practices easy to achieve. Diamond Developers , a subsidiary of SEE Holding are driving the digital agenda across the entire lifecycle of a construction project. The company uses adaptive thinking to achieve their greater purpose—sustainable living for all.

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Poor showing for construction in New Year Honours List

Construction News

Only one person from the construction industry has been recognised in 2024’s New Year Honours List. Graham Paterson, the former chief executive of City Building, one of Scotland’s largest construction companies, received an OBE for services to equality and inclusion in construction. Last year, five… The post Poor showing for construction in New Year Honours List appeared first on Construction News.

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Narcan In Construction - Forming The Alliance for Naloxone Safety In The Workplace

For Construction Pros

In response to the rising rate of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses attributable to opioids, the story behind forming The Alliance for Naloxone Safety In The Workplace and how it's changing the face of the construction site workplace as we know it.

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Job openings rise 10% to highest level since 2022

Construction Dive

Major infrastructure and manufacturing projects have created more demand for workers, but the supply of skilled labor can’t keep up.

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Systra report promotes benefits of building new West Lothian station

New Civil Engineer

There is a strong case for constructing a new rail connection for the village of Winchburgh in West Lothian, a report from Systra has concluded. The post Systra report promotes benefits of building new West Lothian station appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Ware Malcomb Begins Work on New KeHE Distributors Location in Elkton, FL

Civil + Structural Engineer

ELKTON, Fla. – Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international design firm, today announced the beginning of work on a new office and distribution facility for KeHE Distributors® , located in Elkton, FL. Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook, IL office is providing architecture, interior design, and branding services for the 530,474 square foot build-to-suit project.

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Airport renovation embraces Grand Teton National Park setting

Construction Specifier

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) has unveiled its eighth collaboration with CLB Architects, revealing a transformative renovation and expansion project in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Positioned as the sole U.S. airport within the natural surroundings, the 6,968-m 2 (75,000-sf) terminal redesign blends the concepts of “home” and “travel hub,” offering a convergence of sustainability, functionality, and aesthetic allure.

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Sector ‘not ready’ to prove post-Grenfell competence, key body warns

Construction News

The construction sector is still not ready for some of the significant changes emerging from the Building Safety Act, a major report has concluded. These include companies being able to demonstrate the competence of their workforce and being able to show that no one on… The post Sector ‘not ready’ to prove post-Grenfell competence, key body warns appeared first on Construction News.

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How To Get Started With Color Hardener

For Construction Pros

Color hardener is not just old technology. There are countless stamped concrete contractors for end users to choose from, but the contractors that use color hardener seem to stand out from the crowd.

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Google taps Whiting-Turner to build $600M Oregon data center

Construction Dive

The Baltimore-based general contractor received the go-ahead from the local community development department to start construction on the facility.

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£1.8bn Viking Link interconnector enters operation with initial capacity of 800MW

New Civil Engineer

The festive season has seen the new interconnector between Denmark and England open, albeit with an initial capacity of 800MW as opposed to the planned 1,400MW. The post £1.8bn Viking Link interconnector enters operation with initial capacity of 800MW appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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American Concrete Pavement Association Announces New Board of Directors and Chair

Civil + Structural Engineer

ROSEMONT, Ill. – The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is pleased to announce Ernie Peterson of Ash Grove Cement as the Chairman of the Board of Directors in 2024. Peterson is the Vice President of Sales – Midwest for Ash Grove Cement, responsible for sales and transportation functions in eight states from South Dakota to Louisiana.  He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Iowa State University and a Master of Science from the University of South Dakota.

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Oklahoma City development to feature tallest tower in U.S.

Construction Specifier

A rendering of The Boardwalk at Bricktown. Images courtesy AO. Real estate developer, Matteson Capital, and architecture firm, Architects Orange (AO), are pursuing a height variance in Oklahoma City for The Boardwalk at Bricktown. If approved, the development’s Legends Tower will stand as the tallest in the U.S. and fifth tallest globally, reaching 581 m (1,907 ft) to symbolize the year of Oklahoma’s admission as the 46 th state.