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Out with the old: Modernizing subcontractor diversity with AI so everyone wins

Construction Dive

Achieving diversity goals in construction has long been an uphill battle, but innovative AI solutions are transforming outdated sourcing methods - allowing contractors to easily connect with qualified diverse firms while saving time and money.

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What Are the Methods of Fixing Potholes?

Prodyogi

Potholes are holes or little pits formed in roadways mainly caused due to the effects of extreme traffic load and water penetration. The process of restoring the pavement by filling the potholes is called patching. Potholes can be formed in both asphalt and concrete pavement.

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LA Metro completes 5-year Purple Line tunneling project

Construction Dive

The agency, along with two separate joint ventures, completed work near the La Brea Tar Pits and around abandoned oil wells.

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Discover Your Construction Personality Type with Our New Test

Construction Placements

Discover Your Construction Personality Type with Our New Test Identify your construction personality type with our specialized test and tailor your career path for maximum success. Take the test today! The post Discover Your Construction Personality Type with Our New Test appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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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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Carbon emission concerns are rapidly changing delivery requirements for construction projects

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Mary Scott Nabers Here’s a fact that may be surprising – it surely was to me. The construction or renovation of buildings accounts for approximately 39% of the total global energy-related carbon emissions each year. Embodied carbon contributes another 11%. That category refers to the total greenhouse gas emissions generated over the lifecycle of a building, road or any type of infrastructure.

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Todd Dawalt

The Pro Builder

Todd Dawalt Todd Dawalt is the founder and host of The Construction Leading Edge podcast, dedicated to helping construction business owners from his experience managing projects from bathroom remodels to high-rise buildings. Now, he coaches construction business owners to systematize their business so it runs without them. Contact him at todd@constructionleadingedge.

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Passivhaus needn’t be daunting – it’s just a shift in mindset

Construction News

Jon Bootland is chief executive of the Passivhaus Trust, which promotes the adoption of the international Passivhaus eco-design standard in the UK Passivhaus is on the rise in the UK, with the Scottish Government developing a Passivhaus-equivalent policy for the energy efficiency of new-build housing,… The post Passivhaus needn’t be daunting – it’s just a shift in mindset appeared first on Construction News.

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Denver International Airport opens new west security checkpoint

Civil + Structural Engineer

New checkpoint is Phase 2 of the airport’s renovation project for future growth and increased efficiency Denver International Airport (DEN) recently opened its new 17-lane TSA security checkpoint on the terminal’s northwest end of Level 6. Global integrated design firm Stantec provided architecture, interior design, design management, and construction administration services for this second phase of DEN’s $2.1 billion Great Hall project.

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Who's Earning What in Construction

The Pro Builder

Who's Earning What in Construction ibush Fri, 04/19/2024 - 12:21 Workers in construction management roles may earn a higher median wage, but on average, lower-paid occupations have experienced somewhat faster wage growth The U.S. median wage is $48,060, while the top 25% of workers earn at least $76,980, according to data from the May 2023 Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics (OEWS) program released by the U.S.

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How Biden’s apprenticeship push could affect builders

Construction Dive

The president has taken action to bolster registered apprenticeships, but employers say it could mean more regulatory hoops to jump through on public projects.

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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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Building materials trade deficit tops £14bn

The Construction Index

The UK’s trade deficit in building materials shrank by 14% last year but is still nearly five times higher than the target set by the government’s landmark strategy document.

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Your plan isn’t strategic

Civil + Structural Engineer

The hidden signs your firm’s plan is neither strategic nor growth-driven. By Ying Liu, LEED AP BD+C From the Zweig Letter Despite good intentions, one of the most common pitfalls in strategic planning is the lack or absence of growth strategies, let alone being intentional and strategic about them. Growth strategies are like part and parcel of a strategic plan in which the ultimate value and impacts are driven by a firm’s ability to both clearly articulate and robustly execute its growth strateg

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7 Sales and Marketing Trends to Watch (and Learn From)

The Pro Builder

7 Sales and Marketing Trends to Watch (and Learn From) ibush Thu, 04/18/2024 - 02:23 These award-winning campaigns from NAHB's 2024 National Sales and Marketing Awards showcase next-level strategies and stellar results Rich Binsacca, Editorial Director The annual National Sales and Marketing Awards (“The Nationals”) has long been the housing industry’s bellwether of the latest and greatest campaigns to build homebuyer awareness, drive sales traffic, and close deals, and the latest crop of winner

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Contech investment up 20% in Q1

Construction Dive

Investors pumped $672 million into the space through March, a significant jump from the same period in 2023, according to Cemex Ventures.

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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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Geoffrey Osborne in sale talks, files administration notice

Construction News

Contracting firm Geoffrey Osborne has filed for administration, but says it is in talks to sell the business to new owners. A notice announcing the company’s intention to appoint adminstrators was filed with the High Court shortly before 4pm yesterday by legal representative Macfarlanes. In… The post Geoffrey Osborne in sale talks, files administration notice appeared first on Construction News.

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Schmidt Associates Welcomes Cori Korn as New Business Development Representative

Civil + Structural Engineer

Indianapolis – Schmidt Associates, a leading Midwest architectural and engineering firm, is thrilled to announce the addition of Cori Korn, CFRM to the position of business development representative. In her new role, Korn will play a crucial part in engaging with central Indiana’s business and community leaders to address their facility design needs, fostering growth and development within communities.

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Engineers flag up Future Homes’ embodied carbon omission

The Construction Index

The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE) has raised concerns about the lack of embodied carbon regulation within the proposed Future Homes and Building Standards.

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Carpenters’ union protests wage theft, tax fraud

Construction Dive

Across the U.S. and Canada, members will hold rallies to highlight the prevalent problem in construction.

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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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On site: Sydney’s new £2.7bn airport emerges from ‘biggest engineering earthworks in Australia’

New Civil Engineer

NCE has had sight of advanced stages of construction at Australia’s ‘greenfield’ Western Sydney International (Nancy-Bird Walton) Airport (WSI). The post On site: Sydney’s new £2.7bn airport emerges from ‘biggest engineering earthworks in Australia’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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WGI Inc. Wins Prestigious Awards for Geospatial Engineering on the Brightline High-Speed Rail Project

Civil + Structural Engineer

West Palm Beach, FL— WGI Inc. is proud to announce that it has been honored with three prestigious engineering excellence awards for its work on the Brightline High-Speed Rail project in Florida. WGI served as the sole geospatial consultant for phase four of the Brightline project, which extended from West Palm Beach to Cocoa, collecting and analyzing essential survey data for the project’s entire construction team.

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UK Construction Week London just one month away from returning to London’s ExCeL

The Construction Index

With less than a month to go until London's ExCeL doors open for the welcome return of UK Construction Week (7-9 May) Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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Maryland doubles fines in road work zones to $80

Construction Dive

The legislation, which raises maximum fees for those caught speeding in construction areas, comes a year after six workers were killed in what police say was a speeding-related collision.

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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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New Orleans’s landmark church to undergo major restoration

Construction Specifier

Pro-bono church restoration project undertaken by Cushing Terrell Photo courtesy Cushing Terrell The Holy Aid and Comfort Spiritual Church, a distinguished landmark within the Seventh Ward of New Orleans, La., will undergo a major preservation and expansion project, led by Cushing Terrell. Recognized as one of the 11 most-endangered buildings by the National Trust for Historic Preservation in 2023, the church has tried to revitalize its cherished edifice.

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Russ Poppe named Houston office leader for HNTB

Civil + Structural Engineer

Seasoned professional and demonstrated leader with extensive local experience to expand opportunities and drive operational growth HOUSTON – HNTB Corporation , a leading infrastructure solutions firm, has named Russ Poppe, PE , Houston office leader and vice president. He leads a team of multi-disciplinary transportation infrastructure professionals who deliver highway, toll, aviation, transit, municipal, water and other services to clients.

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McAlpine confirmed for new Broadgate towers

The Construction Index

Sir Robert McAlpine has been appointed by the Broadgate joint venture to deliver 2 Finsbury Avenue, a dual high-rise in London’s Broadgate development.

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3 workers die in Pennsylvania highway construction zone crash

Construction Dive

The fatalities occurred after a truck driver entered an active work area during the state’s Work Zone Awareness Week.

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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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Sustainable upgrade underway for Frank Lloyd Wright’s desert masterpiece

Construction Specifier

Taliesin West functioned as Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter retreat and desert studio from 1937 until his death in 1959. Photo by Andrew Pielage/courtesy Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation Integrated design firm, Sasaki will lead a comprehensive sustainability plan for Frank Lloyd Wright’s iconic Taliesin West in Scottsdale, Ariz. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2019, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation has tasked the firm with creating a strategy that will celebrate the architectural masterpiec

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Budgeting, Forecasting, And Goal-Setting In Your Construction Company

Contractor Bookkeeping

If you're like many construction business owners, you may need help understanding your finances or how you can use your financial information to make decisions for your business. We often get into business because we love a product or service we want to provide, but it's less common that we love managing the financial aspects of our business. As a construction company owner, you have the best chances of success when you regularly set budgets, develop financial forecasts, and establish goals.

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If you care about profit, take wellbeing seriously

Construction News

Richard Stockley is the managing director of health and safety consultancy RCC International The Factories Act of 1833 kickstarted a culture of health and safety in the UK, and this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Health and Safety at Work Act. But construction… The post If you care about profit, take wellbeing seriously appeared first on Construction News.

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Seattle area investing $10B in wastewater infrastructure

Construction Dive

King County, Washington, is planning a slew of resilience and clean water upgrades over the next decade, bolstered by new EPA loan financing.

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Maine college integrates new arts facility in center of town

Construction Specifier

Colby College’s Paul J. Schupf Art Center functions as a multi-purpose venue for film, performing and visual arts, and arts education. Photo by Trent Bell A new facility named The Paul J. Schupf Art Center was unveiled by Susan T. Rodriguez Architecture and Design (STR) at Colby College in Maine. Home to local arts collective Waterville Creates, the 2,601 m 2 (28,000 sf) center functions as a multi-purpose venue for performing and visual arts, and film.