March, 2024

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Using Marketing 4Ps to Make Your Commercial Site Selection

Wolgast Corporation

Along with your logo, promotional materials, and website, your building and location strategy are considered part of your marketing mix and how you reach your target audience. When starting to search for the perfect site for positioning your business, put on your marketing hat and consider how the location will help you to fulfill your product, place, price and promotion.

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Entrepreneurial vs. Small Business Thinking

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Mark Zweig Entrepreneurial firms adapt better to a changing environment, are better places to work, and build significant value over time that can be harvested. If you have worked with as many AEC firm owners as I have (and Zweig Group has) over the past 40-plus years, the stark differences in how entrepreneurial firm owners think versus small business owners think would be very apparent.

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In crane hire? See you next Tuesday

The Construction Index

Mobile crane hire companies are being forced to shut for business for at least four days over Easter in England and Wales because police have banned them from the roads.

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Engineer: Baltimore collapse will change how bridges are built

Construction Dive

The Key Bridge’s modest protections couldn’t stop the 984-foot cargo ship, but safeguards strong enough to do so would be impractical, experts say.

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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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Home Renovation Trends Report Shows Increase in Project Spending

The Pro Builder

Home Renovation Trends Report Shows Increase in Project Spending ibush Wed, 03/27/2024 - 21:36 A recent Houzz survey finds that the median spend for kitchen and primary bath projects jumped in 2022 and increased again in 2023 A recent survey of of more than 30,000 Houzz website users asked respondents about their home renovations in 2023 and what they're planning for 2024.

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Baltimore’s 366m span steel truss bridge collapses after being struck by container ship

New Civil Engineer

The Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, Maryland USA has collapsed after being struck by a container ship. The post Baltimore’s 366m span steel truss bridge collapses after being struck by container ship appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Under Water?

Civil + Structural Engineer

Climate Change Imperils Some Wastewater Treatment Plants – And Their Workers By Thomas Renner Climate change is being felt all around the world, even in some areas that escape attention. Water treatment plants might be under the radar for many scientists, but the impact on this critical piece of community infrastructure is widespread, enduring, and costly to remedy.

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Sizewell C impacting RAAC hospital rebuild, says NHS trust

Construction News

The pool of contractors willing to rebuild a Suffolk hospital infested with crumble-risk concrete is limited, partly due to nearby work on Sizewell C, its NHS Trust has said. A West Suffolk NHS Trust report given to its board last week said that the contractor… The post Sizewell C impacting RAAC hospital rebuild, says NHS trust appeared first on Construction News.

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Florida bill aims to ban local mandates for heat protection

Construction Dive

The legislation on the desk of Gov. Ron DeSantis would block counties and cities from requiring companies to protect their workers from extreme heat.

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Seven mass timber projects selected for climate innovation program

Construction Specifier

Heartwood, a Seattle residential project built in mass timber under Type-IV codes, by a team consisting of atelierjones. This project can serve as a model for residential projects chosen as part of NYCEDC’s Mass Timber Studio. Photos by Lara Swimmer/courtesy atelierjones. NYC’s Mass Timber Studio, a climate innovation initiative by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, has chosen its inaugural teams.

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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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Timeline and specifications of £2.2bn Fenlands reservoir revealed as planning progresses

New Civil Engineer

Anglian Water and Cambridge Water will look to submit development consent order (DCO) application for their £2.2bn Fenlands reservoir in 2026 with a view to construction starting in 2029. The post Timeline and specifications of £2.2bn Fenlands reservoir revealed as planning progresses appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Balfour Beatty and Costain land roles on Teesside’s £4bn power project

The Construction Index

Balfour Beatty and Costain are among contractors selected to bring forward plans for the UK’s first commercial scale gas-fired power station with carbon capture.

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New BJC Health Tower Breaks Ground in St. Louis

Civil + Structural Engineer

PERI USA Delivers Custom Solutions for 16-Story Healthcare Facility In response to the growing healthcare needs of the greater St. Louis area, Barnes-Jewish Health Systems (BJC) undertook a long-term, campus wide renewal project. The renovations and improvements ultimately called for demolition of Queeny Tower and construction of a new in-patient center to take its place.

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Tribunal considers extent of leaseholder protections

Construction News

Emma Knight is a principal associate and Brett Mason is an associate at law firm Gowling WLG The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) recently handed down judgment in Adriatic Land 5 Limited v The Long Leaseholders at Hippersley Point, considering the effect of paragraph 9 of… The post Tribunal considers extent of leaseholder protections appeared first on Construction News.

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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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Bechtel pledges $7M to combat suicide in construction

Construction Dive

The contractor’s foundation has announced its largest-ever donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The industry has the second-highest rate of suicide in the among all work sectors, per the CDC.

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Portland airport terminal expansion focuses on crafting distinct local experience

Construction Specifier

Portland International Airport (PDX) has undergone a transformative $215 million expansion, led by design firms Hennebery Eddy and Fentress Architects. The project is the first major one in nearly two decades and it focuses on balancing passenger and infrastructure demands on the north and south sides of the terminal. The initiative involved a 253-m (830-ft) extension of Concourse E, adding 12,727 m 2 (137,000 sf) to accommodate seven contact gates and two ground-loading gates.

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TfL alerts contractors to upcoming Bakerloo line infrastructure and depot upgrades

New Civil Engineer

Transport for London (TfL) has alerted contractors to an upcoming contract for the upgrade of the infrastructure and depot associated with the entirety of the Bakerloo line. The post TfL alerts contractors to upcoming Bakerloo line infrastructure and depot upgrades appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Pothole plague reaches new peak

The Construction Index

More than half of the local road network in England and Wales could fail in the next 15 years as the amount needed to fix the backlog of repairs reaches a record high of £16.3bn.

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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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Tangram Interiors Transforms Wpromote’s Los Angeles Headquarters

Civil + Structural Engineer

About the Client: Wpromote is a leading digital marketing agency, specializing in PPC, SEO, email, and social media marketing. In 2023, they approached Tangram Interiors through their architecture and design firm, Studio Blitz, with the challenge of downsizing their Los Angeles headquarters, transitioning from a 25,000-square-foot space to a more dynamic, and efficient 12,000-square-foot space.

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Council sounds alarm on timber-frame housing after fire

Construction News

A London council has warned fire-safety issues found in around 600 of its low-rise homes may be the “tip of the iceberg” of a national problem. Barnet Council said it is briefing the government and other local authorities after an investigation into a fire last… The post Council sounds alarm on timber-frame housing after fire appeared first on Construction News.

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Resorts World New York City launches bid for $5B development

Construction Dive

The racetrack casino in Queens will create a full “Las Vegas-style” gaming complex — if the New York State Gaming Commission awards it a highly competitive license.

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BIG and HNTB collaborate to design ‘spherical armadillo’ in Las Vegas

Construction Specifier

The Athletics Major League Baseball (MLB) team’s new domed ballpark on the Las Vegas Strip will resemble a “spherical armadillo.” Images courtesy Negativ The forthcoming Athletics Major League Baseball (MLB) team’s new domed ballpark in Las Vegas, Nevada, a collaboration between Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) and HNTB, is set to become a vibrant symbol on the iconic strip.

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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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Canal and River Trust appoints Arcadis, RSK, Stantec and more as technical experts

New Civil Engineer

The Canal and River Trust has appointed Arcadis, RSK and Geotechnical Engineering to provide technical expertise on maintaining its assets amidst the “growing challenge of climate change-driven storms and floods”. The post Canal and River Trust appoints Arcadis, RSK, Stantec and more as technical experts appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Government proceeds with £1.5bn road scheme despite poor value

The Construction Index

The A66 Northern Trans-Pennine project application has been granted development consent by the secretary of state for transport.

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Bowman Appoints Dan Brewer, PE, to Grow Operations in the Carolinas

Civil + Structural Engineer

Reston, VA – Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (the Company or Bowman) (NASDAQ: BWMN), a national engineering services firm delivering infrastructure solutions to customers who own, develop and maintain the built environment, proudly announces the appointment of Dan Brewer, PE, to principal, regional manager, Carolinas’ operations. Operating from Bowman’s Charlotte, NC, office, Brewer will oversee operations across four key offices—Charlotte, Raleigh, Charleston and Columbia—with a focus on dri

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Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 04-04-2024

Construction Placements

Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 04-04-2024 Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts, last date to apply for this job is 04-04-2024 The post Petronet LNG Limited (PLL) Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 04-04-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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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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Oracle, Google and Meta lead data center construction surge

Construction Dive

Digital transformation spurred a 46% year-over-year increase in these high-tech builds, according to CBRE, with even bigger numbers on tap for 2024.

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Balfour Beatty signs new deal with nuclear developer

Construction News

Balfour Beatty has signed a memorandum of understanding with Holtec, a US nuclear firm that is looking to develop small nuclear plants and a factory in the UK. In December 2022, the UK’s largest contractor agreed to work with Holtec on early plans for small… The post Balfour Beatty signs new deal with nuclear developer appeared first on Construction News.

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Significant questions arise over proposed new Handsacre to Manchester Airport line

New Civil Engineer

There are significant infrastructure and planning questions hanging over the proposed new Handsacre to Manchester Airport rail line, an expert has told NCE. The post Significant questions arise over proposed new Handsacre to Manchester Airport line appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Hill's Coventry plans secure approval

The Construction Index

The development company behind the planned regeneration of Coventry city centre has obtained planning consent or the first phase of its City Centre South (CCS) project.

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California food education project aims to deliver 30,000 meals to school district

Construction Specifier

Aerial view of The Center. Photos by Bruce Damonte Photography/courtesy v2com CAW Architects’ latest educational project, The Center, is a reimagined food education and distribution system for the Oakland Unified School District. Rooted in a commitment to social change, this transformative project integrates a central kitchen, culinary arts center, and urban farm, serving 34,000 students across 77 schools.