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Michigan is no longer a ‘right-to-work’ state

Construction Dive

The repeal, which took effect Tuesday, is the first such reversal since states began implementing laws that prohibit union security agreements in the 1940s.

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Hundreds of Bridge Repair and Replacement Projects Will Launch Soon

Civil + Structural Engineer

by Mary Scott Nabers It is shocking to realize that more than 42% of America’s 617,000 bridges are more than half a century old, and one-third of them are in dire need of repair or replacement. Even more sobering is the fact that 46,000 U.S. bridges are considered structurally deficient or in poor condition, given that 178 million trips are made on them daily.

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Which US Housing Markets Are the Hottest?

The Pro Builder

Which US Housing Markets Are the Hottest? ibush Tue, 02/13/2024 - 09:55 Denver once again tops the list of the hottest MSAs overall on the U.S. News Housing Market Index, exhibiting a mix of strengths including a positive ratio of building permits to job growth Once again, Denver is at the top of the list of the hottest housing markets overall based on December 2023 data from the U.S.

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10 Innovative Civil Engineering Research Project Ideas for Students in 2024

Prodyogi

Are you a budding civil engineering student looking for exciting project ideas to tackle in 2024? Look no further! We've curated a list of 10 intriguing topics inspired by recent research in the field:Utilizing Recycled Materials in Road ConstructionExplore the effects of incorporating recycled asphalt material and natural pozzolan as additives in hot-mix asphalt.

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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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‘Never give up’ applies to football and construction, says ex-quarterback

Construction Dive

Bryan Ehrlich was once on a professional football team’s roster, but today, he uses a lifetime of construction knowledge to deliver projects throughout the Southeast.

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Schmidt Associates achieves WBE certification, pledges empowering design, diverse perspectives

Civil + Structural Engineer

Indianapolis – Schmidt Associates, a regional leader in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry, proudly announces its designation as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Indiana Department of Administration’s Division of Supplier Diversity. This significant achievement underscores the firm’s commitment to empowering design and diverse perspectives, reflecting the vibrant and varied communities it serves.

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What is RFI? Guide to Request for Information in Construction

Prodyogi

A Request for Information (RFI) is a business process used within the course of a construction project to request clarifications related to project drawings, specifications, or other project conditions. RFIs initiated help to resolve data or information gaps, or ambiguity in a particular project thus helping to come up with the best decisions during the project.

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3 reasons why contractors need craft training to stay competitive

Construction Dive

Craft training proves to be a crucial strategy for contractors, addressing workforce shortages, enhancing employee engagement and boosting competitiveness in the construction industry.

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Call for Entries: North American Copper in Architecture Awards 2024

Civil + Structural Engineer

McLean, VA — Submissions are now open for the 2024 edition of the North American Copper in Architecture Awards (NACIA). Presented by the Copper Development Association (CDA), the NACIA awards celebrate projects across the United States and Canada that feature architectural copper and copper alloys, including roof systems, façades, and wall systems, as well as custom-fabricated elements.

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Ways to Improve Home Building Productivity, Part 2: Automation

The Pro Builder

Ways to Improve Home Building Productivity, Part 2: Automation ibush Thu, 02/15/2024 - 15:31 Home builders can maximize efficiencies gained through simplification and standardization by automating both on-site and back-office operations Tony L. Callahan, Contributing Editor P art 1 of this series addressed how home building lags other industries in achieving productivity gains and how simplification and standardization are key to improving productivity in housing 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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HS2 | Two more sinkholes form on Chilterns tunnelling route

New Civil Engineer

Two more sinkholes have opened up within five days of each other along the route of tunnelling for High Speed 2’s (HS2's) Chiltern tunnels. The post HS2 | Two more sinkholes form on Chilterns tunnelling route appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Five Star Electric wins $67M New York MTA cabling project

Construction Dive

The Tutor Perini subsidiary will lay approximately 150,000 feet of fiber-optic cable for North America’s largest transportation network.

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Leading Civil Engineering Design Software Delivers 50% Faster Results

Civil + Structural Engineer

Madison, WI – CivilGEO has been named a Leader in the Best Civil Engineering Design Software category on G2 for the seventh consecutive time. This recognition is based on real user feedback highlighting software features, ease of use and market presence. The company received 41 badges including “ High Performer ,” “ Momentum Leader ,” “ Best Support ,” and “ Best Relationship ” in the G2 Winter 2024 Grid® Report.

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Government warned of looming building-control collapse

Construction News

A significant number of councils will stop offering building-control services from April unless the deadline to prove professional competence is extended, the head of the service has warned the government. From 6 April, all building-control professionals must have passed a competence assessment and be registered… The post Government warned of looming building-control collapse appeared first on Construction News.

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3 Lessons From the “Flywheel Effect”

For Construction Pros

While the flywheel effect involves considerable upfront exertion, the resulting momentum can sustain a business and keep it moving with less effort applied to routine maintenance over time.

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PCL nabs $667M Saskatchewan hospital job

Construction Dive

The firm will design and build a new acute care tower at Prince Albert Victoria Hospital with a heliport and an expanded emergency department.

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HKS, Perkins&Will, and McCarthy Vaughn Partnership Selected to Collaborate on Pediatric Campus That Will be Among Largest in U.S.

Civil + Structural Engineer

DALLAS – Children’s Health and UT Southwestern Medical Center have selected HKS and Perkins&Will as the integrated design team to collaborate on a new pediatric campus in Dallas to meet the demands of the growing North Texas population. The new campus, which will replace the current Children’s Health hospital in Dallas, is designed to be one of the largest, most transformative pediatric hospitals in the nation.

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Frustration across sector as new figures show UK recession and construction slowdown

New Civil Engineer

New data showing a technical recession and lower construction output in the UK send a message to government that “cuts have consequences”, according to representatives of the civil engineering and construction sectors. The post Frustration across sector as new figures show UK recession and construction slowdown appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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How the Construction Accounting Function Can Earn a Seat at the Table

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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Slowdown ahead due to interest rates, GC exec says

Construction Dive

Doug Beane, CFO of North Carolina-based Samet Corp., said high interest rates continuing could mean a sluggish second half to the year.

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5 things developers should know about mass timber

BDC Network

5 things developers should know about mass timber 0 qpurcell Thu, 02/15/2024 - 13:36 Mass Timber Gensler's Erik Barth, architect and regional design resilience leader, shares considerations for developers when looking at mass timber solutions. Erik Barth Regulations Mass Timber Wood The Changing Built Environment The U.N.’s International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sixth assessment report on climate change is an urgent call to action for the building industry.

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Plans for infrastructure preparedness against solar storms ‘being explored’, government confirms

New Civil Engineer

The government has confirmed that it is developing strategies to deal with a potential extreme space weather event. NCE asks what is space weather, how is it monitored and what affects could it have on infrastructure? The post Plans for infrastructure preparedness against solar storms ‘being explored’, government confirms appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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NYC project to transform abandoned site into affordable housing

Construction Specifier

The under-development, Rockaway Village in Queens, has replaced the abandoned strip mall and parking space nestled between the A train terminal and the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) with an affordable housing design model. Reimagining the connection between the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and LIRR stations, the development is envisioned as a series of novel public spaces and streets that will breathe new life into the center of downtown Far Rockaway.

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Inflation edges up, pushing back forecast of first Fed rate cut

Construction Dive

Futures traders now see a 52% probability that policymakers in June will cut the federal funds rate from its current peak level between 5.25% and 5.5%.

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Unlocking New Construction Clients And Markets

Contractor Bookkeeping

For a business to thrive and grow, it needs a strategic plan and the ability to find new customers and continually tap into promising markets. However, this can be easier said than done in a highly competitive trade industry. With time, the quality of your work will speak for itself, which is the most valuable testimonial of all. While your good reputation preceding you is undoubtedly essential, there are a few other ways that you'll want to market your services to ensure that you have a steady

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Job Costing: What, Why, and How

For Construction Pros

Job Costing is an important tool in evaluating your business performance. Without job costing, it’s difficult to understand where you’re making your money. You could be making a significant profit on certain types of projects and losing money on others.

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Hinkley Point C water tunnels ready for connection to Bristol Channel

New Civil Engineer

Tunnels for water intake and outfall are ready to be connected from Hinkley Point C to the Bristol Channel. The post Hinkley Point C water tunnels ready for connection to Bristol Channel appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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The average school building is nearly a half-century old

Construction Dive

An NCES survey found about a third of public schools have never undergone any major renovations, been replaced or gotten an addition.

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Family-run contractor expects to join £100m club

Construction News

Turnover at family-run Welsh contractor C Wynne & Sons Ltd has more than doubled and is forecast to break the £100m barrier, according to its latest annual accounts filed with Companies House. Data for the year ending 31 July 2023 shows that revenue increased from… The post Family-run contractor expects to join £100m club appeared first on Construction News.

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Deere, Leica Partner on Digital Construction

For Construction Pros

The two companies will work together to develop products that improve productivity, reduce material costs and the number of passes required, which can help improve safety by minimizing traffic on construction sites.

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Network Rail removing earth after landslip closes West Coast Main Line in Midlands

New Civil Engineer

Network Rail has begun removing earth after a landslip closed the West Coast Main Line (WCML) between Coventry and Rugby. The post Network Rail removing earth after landslip closes West Coast Main Line in Midlands appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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WSP names Shawn Wilson as transportation, infrastructure lead

Construction Dive

Wilson, who previously served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, will help the firm find growth opportunities.

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Field-applied coatings provide factory-fresh finish

Construction Specifier

APV Engineered Coatings offers a line of primer and topcoat systems under the NeverFade<sup® brand name for restoration of metal roofs and facades. Photos courtesy APV Engineered Coatings APV Engineered Coatings offers a line of primer and topcoat systems under the NeverFade ® brand name for restoration of metal roofs and facades. Water-based, with low volatile organic compounds (VOC), and low odor, these coatings are formulated with Kynar Aquatec ® , a high-performance polyvinylidene fluori

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ISRO_URSC Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 224 Posts | 01-03-2024

Construction Placements

ISRO_URSC Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 224 Posts | 01-03-2024 ISRO_URSC Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts with 224 Posts vacancies, last date to apply for this job is 01-03-2024 The post ISRO_URSC Recruitment 2024 for Various Posts | 224 Posts | 01-03-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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£5.6M of funding for West Yorkshire flood defence schemes approved

New Civil Engineer

Nature-based flood defences, redirection structures and refurbishment of existing defences are being funded in Brighouse, Leeds and Huddersfield following sign-off by West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s (WYCA) climate, energy environment committee. The post £5.6M of funding for West Yorkshire flood defence schemes approved appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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