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Top Home Renovation Trends in 2024

The Pro Builder

Top Home Renovation Trends in 2024 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. The survey found that spending has surged during the past three years, with the median amount spent on renovations in 2020 rising by 60% compared with 202

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Key Bridge ‘couldn’t have been expected to withstand impact’

Construction Dive

President Joe Biden said he intends for the federal government to pay to rebuild the span, as re-opening the Port of Baltimore is top priority.

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Fire Safety For Construction Projects

Civil Engineer Blog

Engineers and architects are faced with numerous considerations with smart building design. They need to keep things such as cost, appearance and function at the forefront of the process. The trouble is that it is all too common for another critical element to fall by the wayside, namely that of fire safety. These building professionals […] The post Fire Safety For Construction Projects first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Instigating industry modernization one transaction at a time

Construction Dive

Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.

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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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Construction Safety Jobs: Ensuring Site Safety

Construction Placements

Construction Safety Jobs: Ensuring Site Safety Last Updated on March 24, 2024 by Admin Revolutionizing Construction through Construction Safety Jobs delves into the critical roles of safety professionals in safeguarding construction sites, ensuring every project reaches its towering ambitions and maintains a foundation of uncompromising safety standards.

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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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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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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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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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More Listings, Lower Rates This Week

The Pro Builder

More Listings, Lower Rates This Week ibush Fri, 03/29/2024 - 10:32 The market perks up with a recent influx of fresh housing listings, and the week ending March 28 sees a dip in mortgage rates Although mortgage rates have been fluctuating from week to week, home prices for the week ending March 23 managed to hold steady, marking two consecutive weeks of a 0% annual price change compared with the same period in 2023, Realtor.com reports.

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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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Meet the 5 women leading major construction firms in Chicago

Construction Dive

The heads of Turner, Mortenson, Gilbane, AECOM Hunt and Powers & Sons in the Windy City talk inclusion, overcoming stereotypes and market dynamics.

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Underground construction of London’s £4.5bn Tideway super sewer complete

New Civil Engineer

London’s new £4.5bn super sewer, Thames Tideway, has completed all construction with the lifting of a 1,200t concrete lid to cap off the project’s deepest shaft. The post Underground construction of London’s £4.5bn Tideway super sewer complete appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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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On-Demand Webinar: Timeless Comfort—The New American Home 2024

The Pro Builder

On-Demand Webinar: Timeless Comfort—The New American Home 2024 ibush Tue, 03/26/2024 - 12:15 Built in the hills overlooking the Las Vegas Valley and its famous Strip, The New American Home 2024 is a lesson in what makes a house a place people want to live. Watch this webinar to hear insights from Dan Coletti, the home’s designer and the owner of Sun West Custom Homes, and explore the evolution of the home's design, from its thoughtful floor plan and welcoming front walk-up to Dan's extensive use

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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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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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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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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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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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DOT releases $60M for Key Bridge cleanup

Construction Dive

The Federal Highway Administration described the funds as “a down payment” toward the rebuilding and recovery effort.

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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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SGH ENGINEERING MECHANICS & INFRASTRUCTURE GROUP WELCOMES SENIOR LEADERS PAYMAN TEHRANI AND IKE UDOH

Civil + Structural Engineer

Dr. Tehrani specializes in transportation, water, nuclear, and oil & gas infrastructure; Dr. Udoh brings expertise in offshore wind energy development Waltham, MA – Simpson Gumpertz & Heger’s (SGH) Engineering Mechanics & Infrastructure (EMI) group recently welcomed senior leaders Payman Tehrani and Ike Udoh to the firm, bolstering our advanced analytical capabilities in energy development and water and transportation infrastructure.

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DfT’s updated transport infrastructure policy comes under fire from cross-party MPs

New Civil Engineer

The Department for Transport’s (DfT’s) update to its transport infrastructure planning policy has been highly criticised by the Transport Committee chair and Green Party MP Caroline Lucas for its disregard of climate-related targets. The post DfT’s updated transport infrastructure policy comes under fire from cross-party MPs appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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8 construction-related firms make Fast Company’s innovators list

Construction Dive

Robot manufacturers, workforce training shops and forward-thinking architects are among the publisher’s tally of the world’s most innovative companies.

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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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Youth in Construction: Building the Future of the Industry

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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Contractors face ground engineering challenges on A63 underpass project in Hull

New Civil Engineer

Working on a sliver of land in a busy urban setting would be a challenge for any highways project team, but ground conditions in Hull added a further level of complexity to the city’s ongoing A63 improvement scheme. The post Contractors face ground engineering challenges on A63 underpass project in Hull appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Chicago nonprofit recruits hundreds to apprenticeships

Construction Dive

Hire360 targets recruiting minorities and women to the trades, leveraging partnerships with big name developers, contractors and unions.

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Laing O'Rourke signs for Calderdale A&E

The Construction Index

Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust has chosen Laing O'Rourke as its preferred partner to progress the design stage of a new four-storey clinical building at Calderdale Royal Hospital.

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Faulconer Construction: Better HR Management Helped Us Do the Work That Matters

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Faulconer Construction is an integrated site and heavy civil contractor with 500 employees based in Charlottesville, VA. This is their Trimble story.

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National Highways’ infill of historic North Yorkshire rail bridge comes under planning scrutiny

New Civil Engineer

National Highways may be ordered to remove its structural infill from a 19th century North Yorkshire bridge after the local authority requested retrospective planning application. The post National Highways’ infill of historic North Yorkshire rail bridge comes under planning scrutiny appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Schott Pharma to build $371M syringe factory

Construction Dive

The North Carolina plant is part of the company's effort to triple its U.S. supply of glass and polymer syringes used in GLP-1 therapies by 2030.

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Workplace campus design philosophy: People are the new amenity

BDC Network

Workplace campus design philosophy: People are the new amenity 0 qpurcell Thu, 03/28/2024 - 10:33 Office Buildings Nick Arambarri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, Director of Commercial, LPA, underscores the value of providing rich, human-focused environments for the return-to-office workforce. Nick Arambarri, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB Office Buildings Headquarters Designers Building Owners When leasing agents take clients to see buildings, they know what’s important: people.

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James Corden’s Sunderland film complex approved

Construction News

Sunderland City Council has given the go-ahead for a £450m film studio complex on the banks of the River Wear. The local authority’s planning and highways committee granted consent for the mammoth scheme on a disused 30ha site in the Pallion district of the Tyne… The post James Corden’s Sunderland film complex approved appeared first on Construction News.

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Network Rail announces partners for CP7 capital works delivery in North West and Central region

New Civil Engineer

Network Rail has announced the winners of its nearly £2bn capital works delivery frameworks for Control Period 7 (CP7), 2024 to 2029, covering the North West and Central (NW&C) region of its network. The post Network Rail announces partners for CP7 capital works delivery in North West and Central region appeared first on New Civil Engineer.