July, 2023

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Former Carillion director banned for 11 years

Construction Enquirer

The former finance chief of Carillion has been banned from being a company director for 11 years. Zafar Khan voluntarily agreed with the disqualification by the Insolvency Service who are also pursuing cases against other former Carillion directors. A spokesperson said: “The Insolvency Service, acting on behalf of The Secretary of State for Business and Trade, has accepted a disqualification undertaking from Zafar Iqbal Khan for 11 years for his conduct as a director of Carillion Plc.

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Nonresidential construction spending shrinks for first time in 11 months

Construction Dive

While year-over-year spending remains positive, segments such as commercial construction and infrastructure posted declines in May.

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New I-17 drainage system in place at cross-street underpasses in north Phoenix

Civil + Structural Engineer

A new I-17 regional drainage system designed to reduce the risk of stormwater flooding in underpasses between Peoria Avenue and Greenway Road in Phoenix is ready to operate in time for this summer’s monsoon. The Arizona Department of Transportation managed construction of the $38 million drainage system on behalf of the Maricopa Association of Governments, the Valley’s metropolitan planning organization.

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Rental Supply Shortage Leads to Sharp Uptick in Adaptive Reuse Projects

The Pro Builder

Rental Supply Shortage Leads to Sharp Uptick in Adaptive Reuse Projects ldeakins Mon, 07/31/2023 - 10:59 In an effort to boost rental supply and alleviate affordability concerns in the housing market, developers are transforming commercial spaces into multifamily apartment buildings A severe shortage of rental housing units is leading a growing number of developers to consider adaptive reuse projects, particularly involving commercial office spaces with the potential to become multifamily apartm

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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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13-week road closure needed to remove Great Musgrave bridge concrete infill

New Civil Engineer

National Highways is planning on closing a village road for 13 weeks as it will remove 1,600t of stone and concrete used to infill the historic Great Musgrave bridge in Cumbria. The post 13-week road closure needed to remove Great Musgrave bridge concrete infill appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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NASC appoints new chief executive

Construction News

The National Access and Scaffolding Confederation (NASC) has appointed Clive Dickin as its new chief executive. Dickin was commercial director of the Institute of Export and International Trade from 2021 until March 2023. He held the same role at the National Federation of Builders between… The post NASC appoints new chief executive appeared first on Construction News.

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4 major Texas airport projects advance

Construction Dive

Dallas, Austin, San Antonio and Houston are expanding their airports with work by Hensel Phelps, Whiting-Turner, JE Dunn and others.

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A one-of-its kind mixed-use development is currently taking shape in New Cairo, Egypt, that has the potential to inspire other such projects.

Civil + Structural Engineer

The One-Ninety development in the New Cairo District is much more than just a real estate project being built to serve a growing demand for integrated commercial, residential, and business facilities. With a rapid pace of urbanization and an increasing number of Egyptians moving to cities, demand for housing – and particularly high-end units – has been increasing exponentially in post-Covid Cairo.

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National Mall Concept Home Makes the Case for Prefab

The Pro Builder

National Mall Concept Home Makes the Case for Prefab qpurcell Wed, 07/26/2023 - 11:00 Last month, Cypress Community Development Corporation and Marianne Cusato unveiled their concept home at the 2023 Innovative Housing Showcase hosted by the Office of Policy Development and Research, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).

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Delivery of 10,000t of custom steel formwork marks milestone for Fehmarnbelt tunnel

New Civil Engineer

Formwork specialist Peri has completed the 12th and final shipment of its 10,000t of customised steel formwork to the Fehmarnbelt tunnel factory at Rødbyhavn, Denmark. The post Delivery of 10,000t of custom steel formwork marks milestone for Fehmarnbelt tunnel appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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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Housing association and engineer sued over Bow crane collapse

Construction News

Two victims of the 2020 Bow crane collapse are suing a housing association and structural engineers over the incident, and have slammed the length of time the official investigation is taking. On 8 July 2020, 85-year-old June Harvey (pictured below) died after a 27-metre crane… The post Housing association and engineer sued over Bow crane collapse appeared first on Construction News.

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Hollywood film studio pauses £600m Hertfordshire job

Construction Enquirer

The owners of Hollywood’s Sunset Studios have put on hold plans to build a £600m film production base in Hertfordshire. Contractor ISG, which signed a pre-construction services agreement to build the vast film studio complex late last year, is now standing down its supply chain. A supplier told the Enquirer : “We’ve been waiting around to confirm start and schedule dates and now have received notification from ISG that everything is on hold. “It’s a real set back be

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How Skanska’s drone program evolved from novelty to must-have tech

Construction Dive

The U.S. arm of the Sweden-based contractor was an early adopter of UAVs and has navigated the challenges and benefits of deploying the tools on site.

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Tangram Interiors Is Now a Certified Woman-Owned Business, Led by Chairman Sonya Mitrovich Lozowski, MD

Civil + Structural Engineer

NEWPORT BEACH, CA – Tangram Interiors, a curator of highly creative commercial interior environments headquartered in Southern California with regional headquarters in Dallas, TX, is pleased to announce that it has officially been certified as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the National Women’s Business Enterprise Council. This certification became possible when new Chairman Sonya Mitrovich Lozowski ascended into her leadership role.

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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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Aging Americans Are Finding a Severe Shortage of Affordable, Accessible Housing

The Pro Builder

Aging Americans Are Finding a Severe Shortage of Affordable, Accessible Housing ldeakins Mon, 07/24/2023 - 11:17 Less than 5% of the nation's housing supply is accessible to older, disabled Americans, but at a Senate hearing last Thursday, experts suggested possible solutions Roughly 1 in 5 Americans will be older than 65 by 2030, but according to CNBC, there is not enough affordable housing in the U.S. to accommodate an aging population.

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Construction Industry Trends: June 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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Construction worker deaths double any other industry

Construction News

There were more than twice as many work-related deaths in construction than in any other industry in the last financial year, new figures reveal. Stats from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show that 45 building workers died on the job in 2022/23, up from… The post Construction worker deaths double any other industry appeared first on Construction News.

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45 construction workers killed on site last year

Construction Enquirer

Forty-five construction workers were killed in site accidents last year according to the latest official figures from the Health and Safety Executive. The figure is sharply up on last year’s 29 fatalities and higher than the five-year average of 37 annual deaths. Construction made up a third of the 135 workers killed in work-related accidents across all industries in the UK in the 12 months to March 2023.

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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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Fern Hollow collapse illustrates poor US bridge maintenance

Construction Dive

The Pittsburgh bridge demonstrates what can happen to the other 46,000 spans across the country that are at a similar level of risk.

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BUILT ENVIRONMENT INDUSTRY CELEBRATES MAJOR MILESTONE IN SUSTAINABILITY

Civil + Structural Engineer

19 July 2023, London, UK — The built environment industry has today reached a major milestone with 200 companies leading the way for a sustainable future, including the launch of a ‘Future Workforce’ initiative, aimed at developing the sustainability knowledge and green skills of the next generation of workers. United by a shared mission to deliver more efficient and sustainable projects, the 200 Partners collaborate through the Supply Chain Sustainability School (“the School”) to share best pra

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Winners of the Housing Innovation Alliance's Pitchfest Program

The Pro Builder

Winners of the Housing Innovation Alliance's Pitchfest Program qpurcell Wed, 07/19/2023 - 13:00 Here are the four startups that stood out to Pitchfest's judges Quinn Purcell, Managing Editor In April, the first in-person Housing Innovation Summit since the pandemic took place, co-hosted by the Housing Innovation Alliance and the University of Denver Daniels College of Business.

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Movers and shakers: Biggest construction and engineering appointments in June 2023

New Civil Engineer

In the month in which we celebrated International Women in Engineering Day, several female appointments were made in senior roles around the sector. The post Movers and shakers: Biggest construction and engineering appointments in June 2023 appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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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HS2’s open-air factory starts production of nearly 3,000 viaduct segments

Construction News

HS2 has started the of production of 2,742 concrete segments that will be used to build the Delta Junction, a network of nine viaducts in the West Midlands. The segments are being made on site at a purpose-built outdoor factory at Kingsbury, Warwickshire. The 55,000… The post HS2’s open-air factory starts production of nearly 3,000 viaduct segments appeared first on Construction News.

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BRE stops working with Kingspan and Celotex

Construction Enquirer

The Building Research Establishment has confirmed it will no longer work with insulation giants Kingspan and Celotex. The testing and research body said its decision was a direct result of evidence which emerged during the Grenfell Tower inquiry. A BRE spokesperson said: “BRE no longer accepts any new work on behalf of Kingspan or Celotex following evidence heard during the course of this Inquiry.

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AECOM signs deal to help rebuild Ukraine’s infrastructure

Construction Dive

The Dallas-based contractor will provide project management, cost estimating and engineering support to the war-torn country.

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New Snow Load Provisions for Standard ASCE 7-22

Civil + Structural Engineer

Reston, Va. – The latest title from the American Society of Civil Engineer’s, Snow Loads: Guide to the Snow Load Provisions of ASCE 7- 22 supplies detailed, authoritative explanations of the snow load provisions contained in Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures , Standard ASCE/SEI 7-22. Author Michael O’Rourke illustrates the key concepts for applying the provisions to the design of new and existing structures that could collect falling or drifting snow

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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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How Many U.S. Homeowners Actually Have Low Mortgage Rates?

The Pro Builder

How Many U.S. Homeowners Actually Have Low Mortgage Rates? ibush Tue, 07/18/2023 - 09:13 Mortgage rates are high right now, but just one-tenth of existing mortgages have an interest rate above 6%, and that imbalance has significant ramifications for the housing market While mortgage rates are currently hovering at just below 7%, analysis of Federal Housing Finance Agency data by Apollo Global Management shows less than one-tenth of homeowners in the U.S. actually have a home loan at such high ra

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HS2 Ltd forks out additional £305.3M to Skanska Costain Strabag JV for London tunnels

New Civil Engineer

High Speed 2 Ltd (HS2 Ltd) has paid an additional £305.3M to Skanska Costain Strabag JV (SCS) for works on London tunnels. The post HS2 Ltd forks out additional £305.3M to Skanska Costain Strabag JV for London tunnels appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Cloud-Based Construction Estimating Software: The Easiest Way to Estimate

Viewpoint Construction Technology

There are many reasons to adopt integrated construction software, including flexibility, organization, and project management.

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North London 9-floor mass-timber frame office approved

Construction Enquirer

Developer Related Argent has gained consent for a pioneering 9-storey mass-timber office building at the Brent Cross Town redevelopment in north London. Designed by architect Bennetts Associates, the 2 Copper Square project relies on an engineered timber frame and will use off-site construction to set industry-leading targets for embodied carbon reduction, operational efficiency and user wellbeing.

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How Skanska addresses ‘total worker health’

Construction Dive

The contractor’s U.S. health and safety director emphasizes the need to include mental wellness in overall safety.

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