Sat.Nov 11, 2023 - Fri.Nov 17, 2023

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US manufacturing boom unlocks ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for contractors

Construction Dive

Here are ways construction firms can cash in on the country’s $500 billion onshoring surge and the ancillary projects it is spurring.

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Stantec to acquire ZETCON Engineering, a leading German infrastructure firm

Civil + Structural Engineer

EDMONTON, AB; NEW YORK, NY; BOCHUM, GERMANY — TSX, NYSE: STN Stantec , a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has signed an agreement to acquire ZETCON Engineering, a 645-person engineering firm headquartered in Bochum, Germany. Founded in 1973, ZETCON has built a reputation as an industry leader in infrastructure planning, inspection, project management, and construction management.

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What is Screed in Construction? Types & Features

Prodyogi

Screeding or "to screed" is the process of placing a thin layer of material on the top of a concrete poured surface. It is the first process of finishing any flatwork to strike off or level slab concrete after pouring. Screeding is performed primarily to prevent bleeding of concrete that is caused shortly after placement. It is also used to provide a surface for proper finishing of the surface.

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Liberty Mutual Foundation Awards $75,000 for Home Rebuilding and Community Revitalization

The Pro Builder

Liberty Mutual Foundation Awards $75,000 for Home Rebuilding and Community Revitalization ibush Fri, 11/17/2023 - 10:18 The foundation awarded Rebuilding Together Boston the grant money as part of its Housing Stability, Youth and Young Adult Workforce Development program Liberty Mutual Foundation has awarded the local nonprofit Rebuilding Together Boston a total of $75,000 in grants to serve homeowners and nonprofit community centers in Boston's Dorchester and Mattapan neighborhoods, according t

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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Contech surpasses $30B in total venture funding

Construction Dive

More construction technology providers will reach unicorn status even as venture capital slows in other sectors, according to an investment firm focused on the industry.

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Russelectric Offers Prime Power Systems

Civil + Structural Engineer

Automatic operation of on-site power generators to serve a facility’s entire load Hingham, MA – Russelectric , A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, offers its Prime Power Systems, which are used for automatic operation of on-site power generators to serve a facility’s entire load. The Prime Power Systems are used as the primary source of power to a facility.

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NRP Group Delivers 52-Unit Affordable Housing Community in Cleveland

The Pro Builder

NRP Group Delivers 52-Unit Affordable Housing Community in Cleveland ibush Fri, 11/17/2023 - 10:58 The residences cater to individuals and families earning up to 60% of the area median income Working with University Hospitals as a development partner, NRP Group has completed The Davis Apartments affordable housing community in Cleveland, Multi-Housing News reports.

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Backlog drops to lowest level since Q1 2022

Construction Dive

“Many smaller contractors are feeling the sting of weaker economic fundamentals in struggling commercial real estate segments,” said Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist.

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Savox Communications introduces innovative hearing protection solution for the most demanding environments

Civil + Structural Engineer

Helsinki – Savox Communications, the world-renowned leader in providing mission-critical hearing protection and communication solutions, is happy to announce the latest addition to its acclaimed Noise-Com (NC) 500 series – the Savox NC- 520XP hearing protection headsets. Designed to meet the needs of professionals working in the most demanding environments, the NC-520XP sets new industry standards by combining safety, innovation and reliability.

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HS2 Phase 1 ‘cost close to exceeding benefit’ as officials blame civils contracts

New Civil Engineer

The cost of building High Speed 2 (HS2) Phase One is moving closer to being less than the benefit it will bring, according to Department for Transport (DfT) analysis, while HS2 Ltd chiefs say the civils contracts give them little leverage to improve contractor performance. The post HS2 Phase 1 ‘cost close to exceeding benefit’ as officials blame civils contracts appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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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Mortgage Rates Continue Third Week of Downward Trend

The Pro Builder

Mortgage Rates Continue Third Week of Downward Trend ibush Fri, 11/17/2023 - 11:23 Thanks to the continued drop in mortgage rates, mortgage applications are up, reaching their highest weekly pace in five weeks As the October inflation report drove down the yield on the 10-year Treasury, mortgage rates proceeded to fall this week, and healthier economic data is a positive sign that better days lie ahead for the housing market.

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UAW strike to have ripple effect on construction

Construction Dive

Union representation today is low, but the big wins from guilds and widespread pro-labor sentiment could tip the scales and continue to empower workers.

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Zweig Group and illuceo inc. Announce Strategic Partnership – “AEC People and Culture Survey” to launch November 15

Civil + Structural Engineer

Zweig Group , a leading provider of management consulting services, research, and education for the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry, is excited to announce a strategic partnership with illuceo inc. (“illuceo”), an expert in performance-based diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). This partnership and the work that will be done together marks a pivotal step toward addressing the recruiting and retention challenges within the AEC industry.

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Constructing with Intelligence: How Autodesk AI Helps You Be More Efficient

Autodesk Construction Cloud

The construction industry is no stranger to big changes. Whether it’s the proliferation of BIM, the shift to digital plans and documents over paper, or the rise of mobility and cloud collaboration, transformation has been part of the industry’s DNA over the last few decades. Every big change has certainly come with its challenges, but the construction industry has successfully overcome these pain points to advance processes and achieve new levels of efficiency.

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NIC calls for new long-term rail strategy for North following cancellation of HS2 Phase 2

New Civil Engineer

The UK needs a new long-term rail strategy for the North after the cancellation of Phase 2 of High Speed 2 (HS2), according to the leaders of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). The post NIC calls for new long-term rail strategy for North following cancellation of HS2 Phase 2 appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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LA’s I-10 to reopen in 3 to 5 weeks, no demo required

Construction Dive

After emphasizing that demolition was still an option late Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Tuesday new core samples indicated “surgical repairs” would suffice.

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David Cochrane Joins WSP to Lead High Speed Rail Projects

Civil + Structural Engineer

Cochrane brings comprehensive experience in delivering high-profile transit and transportation infrastructure projects, including senior leadership roles on Europe’s largest infrastructure project, High Speed 2. NEW YORK — WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, hired David Cochrane as senior vice president and transportation program director.

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Murphy row ends with payout for sacked workers

Construction News

J Murphy & Sons has agreed a compensation settlement with four sacked workers following a lengthy dispute. The employees – fitters and welders working on a refurbishment project at Ireland’s giant Rusal Aughinish Alumina refinery – were dismissed in 2022 after a meeting at the… The post Murphy row ends with payout for sacked workers appeared first on Construction News.

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HS2 | Euston residents ‘frustrated and angry’ while complaints remain high across Phase 1

New Civil Engineer

Residents around the paused High Speed 2 (HS2) London Euston work site are “frustrated and angry” while complaints about construction remain high across the whole of Phase One, according to the independent construction commissioner. The post HS2 | Euston residents ‘frustrated and angry’ while complaints remain high across Phase 1 appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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How this team planned for 3 different end users with VR

Construction Dive

Construction pros from Rudolph & Sletten, Jacobs and Boulder Associates discussed the use cases for virtual reality at the Design-Build Conference & Expo earlier this month.

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New ASCE Manual of Practice 156 Provides an Overview of  Navigation Channel Sedimentation Issues

Civil + Structural Engineer

Reston, Va. – ASCE’s newest Manual of Practice, Navigation Channel Sedimentation Solutions , MOP 156, addresses channel sedimentation problems. The book describes navigation channel sedimentation, lists the associated problems, and recommends practices for predicting navigation channel sedimentation responses resulting from those solutions. Inland, estuarine, and coastal navigation channel sedimentation problems can be solved from among seven strategies, including many sustainable solutions.

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Grade Control is Now for Residential and Commercial Contractors

For Construction Pros

Smaller commercial and residential contractors involved in commercial and even civil construction projects are adopting grade control as a best practice, facilitated by technology.

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Hundreds of flood defence projects removed from Environment Agency’s plans

New Civil Engineer

The Environment Agency expects to deliver far less through its £5.2bn flood-safety programme than originally forecast as skills shortages and inflation hold it back, a bleak report has warned. The post Hundreds of flood defence projects removed from Environment Agency’s plans appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Construction input prices drop amid declining inflation

Construction Dive

The 1.2% drop in materials costs in October “should be cheered by most contractors,” said Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist.

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Ventura County Public Works Agency brings electricity to the Rocky Mountains and beyond! 

Civil + Structural Engineer

Ventura County Public Works Agency is taking the lead in reducing energy consumption and costs for Ventura County and all those connected to its electrical grid. VENTURA — Ventura County Public Works Agency (VCPWA) is installing cutting-edge battery technology at its two wastewater treatment plants, aimed at reducing energy consumption and costs for Ventura County and all those connected to its electrical grid.

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Maximizing Performance through Adaptable Specialized Equipment

For Construction Pros

The construction industry will continue to be a key catalyst for the advancement of our communities and play an integral part in providing economic growth for people across the country.

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Government signs agreement to support integrated rail system on Merseyside

New Civil Engineer

Plans for a fully integrated public transport system in Merseyside have moved one step closer with a new agreement with the government. The post Government signs agreement to support integrated rail system on Merseyside appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Insurance market update: Property coverage in South Florida

Construction Dive

While many are quick to blame the macro trend of inflation for property insurance increases, there are actual events with consequences inherent to the Florida market, that should be credited for the recent developments.

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Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering and Development Team Receive National DBIA Award for UC San Diego’s Nuevo East Graduate Student Housing

Civil + Structural Engineer

Civil Engineering Firm Wins Four National DBIA Awards in Five Years San Diego, CA – Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering joins the University of California, San Diego and other project partners in celebrating UC San Diego Nuevo East Graduate Student Housing’s national recognition by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA). The organization named Nuevo East a winner of a National Award of Merit in the Educational Facilities category.

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Construction starts to shrink by a fifth this year

Construction News

A fifth less construction work will start on site this year than last, a report has warned. Industry economists warned that the dip in activity created by the stagnant economy would take more than 24 months to recover from. Analyst Glenigan said just £60.7bn of… The post Construction starts to shrink by a fifth this year appeared first on Construction News.

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Indian authorities devise escape method for workers trapped in collapsed under-construction tunnel

New Civil Engineer

Authorities are devising a rescue method for around 40 workers who are trapped inside an under-construction tunnel in north India that collapsed on Sunday 12 November. The post Indian authorities devise escape method for workers trapped in collapsed under-construction tunnel appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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AECOM’s profits plunge on higher revenue, backlog

Construction Dive

CEO Troy Rudd said the strong U.S. dollar, which erodes the value of international contracts paid with foreign currency, impacted results.

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Becoming A Better Construction Leader By Practicing Generosity

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you have been lucky enough to encounter generous people, you understand they have a unique gift for garnering the respect and admiration of individuals around them. When you are a leader, having a positive relationship with the people who follow you is a huge asset you cannot put a price on. In the construction business, generosity and helpfulness are two fundamental traits that can make a business successful.

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Contractor sentenced to 90 days jail after fatal trench collapse

Equipment World

Former Vail construction company owner sentenced for reckless manslaughter charge after an employee died in a trench collapse in 2021 in Breckenridge.

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Tideway hits another milestone as Albert Embankment cofferdam flooded

New Civil Engineer

The Albert Embankment cofferdam built out into the River Thames in central London as part of Tideway has been re-flooded – signalling the latest milestone for the £4.5bn super sewer project. The post Tideway hits another milestone as Albert Embankment cofferdam flooded appeared first on New Civil Engineer.