August, 2023

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Sea-Tac greenlights Hensel Phelps for $900M S Concourse contract

Construction Dive

AECOM, HOK and Jacobs are also involved in the $1.5 billion effort to modernize the 50-year-old international passenger hub, just one of many upgrades happening at the Seattle airport.

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New One Undershaft tower plan as tall as the Shard

Construction Enquirer

More ambitious plans to build a tower matching the height of the Shard in the City of London have gone out to consultation. Singapore developer Perennial Group and development manager Stanhope are planning to submit revised plans for the One Undershaft site in the City of London. The site already has planning approval for a distinctive 73-storey flat-top office block, nicknamed the Trellis because of its expressed cross bracing.

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Massachusetts’ Oldest Movable Steel Truss Bridge Marks 10-Year Anniversary of Nation’s Largest Six-Span FRP Composite Vehicle Deck

Civil + Structural Engineer

ALUM BANK, Pennsylvania — Rocks Village Bridge recently marked the 10-year anniversary of its six-span Fiber Reinforced Polymer (FRP) vehicle deck. Creative Composites Group’s (CCG) FRP composite deck was installed in 2013 as part of a $14 million renovation project managed by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation. The 140-year-old steel truss structure connects West Newbury, Merrimac and Haverhill residents as well as several Southern New Hampshire towns, making it one of Massac

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Contractors Report Increased Confidence in Q3 2023

The Pro Builder

Contractors Report Increased Confidence in Q3 2023 ldeakins Wed, 08/30/2023 - 11:13 Contractor confidence is increasing amid an uptick in new building projects stemming from steady demand paired with rising home equity wealth The results from the Q3 2023 Farnsworth Quarterly Contractor Index reveal rebounding confidence among residential pros compared with the second quarter.

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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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Gaining a Healthcare Junior Partner to Plan Your Succession

Wolgast Corporation

Approximately 10 years or more is needed for healthcare practice owners to prepare to retire. 1 As doctors become owners of their practice, they may not yet be thinking about retirement, however succession planning should start very early as part of their business plan and then adjusted as time goes on and retirement becomes more than a thought. One ideal method of transitioning into retirement is to enlist a junior partner who also wants to be a practice owner, eventually.

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Council outlines £50M repair plan for road network leading to Bristol docks amid fears of ‘catastrophic failure’ of bridge

New Civil Engineer

Fears of a “catastrophic failure” of a bridge in Bristol have caused the council to bring forward a £50M plan to repair a road network “deteriorating at a significant rate”. The post Council outlines £50M repair plan for road network leading to Bristol docks amid fears of ‘catastrophic failure’ of bridge appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Ilke Homes modular factory raided after kit auction

Construction Enquirer

Machinery and equipment has been stolen from the North Yorkshire factory of collapsed modular house builder ilke Homes. The raid occurred shortly after an auction earlier this month of the firm’s kit after it fell into administration in June. The sale was designed to raise funds for creditors after Ilke went under owing £320m. One buyer said: “We successfully bid for some lots in the auction then were told most things had been stolen when the factory was raided that weekend. “I

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Advanced Space-led Team Applying Machine Learning to Detect Orbital Debris for IARPA

Civil + Structural Engineer

Westminster, Colorado (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Advanced Space LLC., a leading space tech solutions company, is pleased to announce that an Advanced Space-led team has been chosen to apply Machine Learning (ML) capabilities to detect, track and characterize space debris for the IARPA Space Debris Identification and Tracking (SINTRA) program. Space debris—items due to human activity in space—presents a major hazard to space operations.

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New Home Building Academy Opens in Arizona to Address Skilled Trades Shortage

The Pro Builder

New Home Building Academy Opens in Arizona to Address Skilled Trades Shortage ibush Fri, 08/18/2023 - 11:30 In Phoenix, the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona ’ s charitable arm, Home Builders Care, has opened a new 11,000-square-foot residential construction skilled trades training facility In Phoenix, the Home Builders Association of Central Arizona’ s (HBACA) charitable arm, Home Builders Care (HBC), held an open house on Aug. 15 for its new 11,000-square-foot residential construct

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Construction Industry Trends: July 2023 Roundup

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Viewpoint enables contractors to better manage their projects, processes and people, using the data gathered to lower risk and improve margins.

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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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‘Deep renovation’ of Mont Blanc tunnel to go ahead despite ‘very significant’ rockfall

New Civil Engineer

Extensive repairs to the Mont Blanc Tunnel between France and Italy are set to go ahead from 4 September despite disruption caused by an extreme weather related rockfall in the area. The post ‘Deep renovation’ of Mont Blanc tunnel to go ahead despite ‘very significant’ rockfall appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Construction’s manufacturing boom: Mapping the biggest facilities underway in the US

Construction Dive

Construction Dive tracks the top projects focused on products such as semiconductors, EV batteries, food, cars and consumer goods since the CHIPS Act was signed last August.

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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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Port Offers $7 Million in Grants for Large Park Projects

Civil + Structural Engineer

The Port of Long Beach Community Grants Program is accepting proposals from government agencies and 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to fund large, impactful environmental projects at the area’s existing and future public parks and open spaces. This solicitation, which at $7 million is the highest amount offered to date, represents a unique opportunity to fund proposals capable of achieving substantially greater environmental benefits in the neighborhoods most affected by Port operations.

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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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Kolbe Launches Smart Privacy Glass for Single-Family Homes

The Pro Builder

Kolbe Launches Smart Privacy Glass for Single-Family Homes qpurcell Thu, 08/17/2023 - 12:14 After introducing the integrated technology at this year’s National Association of Home Builders International Builders’ Show (IBS), Kolbe officially launched its new privacy glass solution for today’s homeowners who crave smart home technology and personalized living.

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California acquisition to boost firm’s healthcare design expertise

Construction Specifier

A rendering of the Eisenhower Health Cardiovascular Clinic in Rancho Mirage, one of the first projects post-merger. Illustration courtesy Abramson Architects. Abramson Architects, a Los Angeles-based architecture and interior design firm, has acquired San Diego-based Moon Mayoras Architects (MMA). The merger strengthens Abramson Archiects’ legacy of patient-centered healthcare design.

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DfE urges schools built using Reinforced Autoclave Aerated Concrete to close affected buildings

New Civil Engineer

The government is advising more than 100 schools to close high risk buildings before the start of the new term as it updates its guidance on structures built with a "weaker" form of concrete and follows on from concerns about the use of the material… The post DfE urges schools built using Reinforced Autoclave Aerated Concrete to close affected buildings appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Google invests $1.7B in Ohio data center campuses

Construction Dive

The pledge will support all three of the tech giant’s facilities in the state in Columbus, Lancaster and New Albany.

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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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Easing overseas-staff hiring

Construction News

The construction industry has perennially solved its skilled-labour shortages by looking abroad. But, since Brexit, employing people from overseas has become complicated. Those EU nationals who do not have settled or pre-settled status are now bound by the government’s points-based system along with other overseas… The post Easing overseas-staff hiring appeared first on Construction News.

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Aurigo Software and Erie County Partnering to Modernize Capital Improvement Program

Civil + Structural Engineer

AUSTIN, Texas — Aurigo Software , the leading provider of capital planning and construction management software for infrastructure and private owners, announced it has entered into a multiyear contract with Erie County, New York to modernize the planning and execution of the agency’s Capital Improvement Program. Aurigo’s flagship product suite, Masterworks, will help the County prioritize project investments and create long-range capital plans, while providing estimates and forecasts throughou

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It’s Possible™ for strong materials to build stronger reputations.

The Pro Builder

It’s Possible™ for strong materials to build stronger reputations. kcichowicz Wed, 08/16/2023 - 11:38 Case Study Image We know that builders take pride in their work, and when your homes look good, so does your business. James Hardie has built a reputation on quality and durability, and when you use Hardie ® products, that reputation extends to you.

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AIESL Recruitment 2023 for Aircraft Technicians | 57 Posts | 21-08-2023

Construction Placements

AIESL Recruitment 2023 for Aircraft Technicians | 57 Posts | 21-08-2023 AIESL Recruitment 2023 for Aircraft Technicians with 57 Posts vacancies, the last date to apply for this job is 21-08-2023 The post AIESL Recruitment 2023 for Aircraft Technicians | 57 Posts | 21-08-2023 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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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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Future of Rail | £1bn Core Valley Lines upgrade to help drive modal shift in Wales

New Civil Engineer

Upgrades underway on South Wales’ Core Valley Lines will improve capacity and deliver decarbonisation. The post Future of Rail | £1bn Core Valley Lines upgrade to help drive modal shift in Wales appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Contractors adopt electric equipment to fight rising prices

Construction Dive

Making the switch from diesel brings lower operating and maintenance costs, as well as federal and state tax incentives, according to an industry expert.

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Portland contractor sentenced to prison for tax fraud

Equipment World

A Portland area contractor has been sentenced to federal prison for a multiyear scheme to evade payroll and income taxes on the wages of his workers.

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WINT announces $35 million Series C funding round  

Civil + Structural Engineer

NEW YORK — Aug. 10, 2023 — WINT Water Intelligence , the leader in cutting-edge water management and leak-prevention solutions for construction, commercial, residential and industrial applications, has completed a $35 million Series C funding round to drive continued growth and innovation in AI- and IoT-based solutions for managing water and mitigating water damage throughout a building’s lifecycle.

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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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Women at WIRC: Karlie Fike Is Introducing AI to the Home Building Industry

The Pro Builder

Women at WIRC: Karlie Fike Is Introducing AI to the Home Building Industry ldeakins Fri, 08/04/2023 - 14:11 As head of operations at Togal.AI, Karlie Fike is using artificial intelligence to speed the takeoff process and simplify existing jobs for home builders As head of marketing, operations, and investor relations at Togal.AI, Karlie Fike is introducing artificial intelligence to the home building industry as a tool that she says isn't meant to replace jobs, but to make them easier.

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$3.8 billion tram plan launched by VIC Gov

Roads Online

The Victorian Government has outlined a plan to deliver a $3.8 billion investment in new trams, as well as improvements to accessibility and travel across Melbourne. The Melbourne Tram Plan’s vision is to make trams more accessible and efficient and details how frequency, capacity and reliability can be improved, while cutting journey times and improving connectivity.

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Quality and Safety Control in Construction

Civil Engineer Blog

A variety of different organizations are possible for quality and safety control during construction. One common model is to have a group responsible for quality assurance and another group primarily responsible for safety within an organization. In large organizations, departments dedicated to quality assurance and to safety might assign specific individuals to assume responsibility for […] The post Quality and Safety Control in Construction first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Florida builders face down Idalia

Construction Dive

As residents and businesses boarded up structures, contractors tied down materials and prepared for flood mitigation.

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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.