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What Will It Take to Bring All New and Existing Construction to Net Zero?

The Pro Builder

What Will It Take to Bring All New and Existing Construction to Net Zero? ibush Wed, 01/17/2024 - 10:54 A new report maps out a path for residential new construction and retrofits to reach urgent climate goals A new report by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office’s Advanced Building Construction (ABC) Initiative looks at the scale of action needed and the level of urgency required to reach climate goals that would bring all new and existing construction to net zero carbon.

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TSMC reaches deal with Arizona union on $40B chip factory project

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant’s plan to import workers from Taiwan sparked strong opposition from the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council.

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Staying On Track: Wireless IoT in Adjacent Construction – Enhancing Efficiency, Safety, and Resource Conservation

Civil + Structural Engineer

In the dynamic realm of urban infrastructure expansion, there are few challenges as intricate and demanding as adjacent construction projects. Particularly, when these projects involve the proximity of new infrastructure to existing critical transportation arteries, engineers face unique challenges. In this article, we delve into a compelling case study: the construction of a light rail extension adjacent to a heavily utilized freight rail corridor in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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NHS chief reveals two-year pause on new Scottish hospital projects

Construction News

The Scottish Government has ruled out new hospital construction projects until 2026 at the earliest, a key figure has claimed. NHS Lothian finance director Craig Marriott said ministers north of the border had told local health chiefs that they would be waiting “at least” two… The post NHS chief reveals two-year pause on new Scottish hospital projects appeared first on Construction News.

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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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Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Level Since May 2023

The Pro Builder

Mortgage Rates Fall to Lowest Level Since May 2023 ibush Fri, 01/19/2024 - 12:29 The downward trend in rates is expected to continue in 2024, with Fannie Mae anticipating they will decline to under 6% by the end of the year According to Freddie Mac’s Primary Mortgage Market Survey released on Thursday, the average 30-year fixed-rate mortgage was 6.6% as of Jan. 11, a slight drop from the previous week when the rate averaged 6.66%, Fox Business reports.

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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

Construction Dive

December’s rebound after three down months signaled “the planning queue is stabilizing,” according to Dodge’s chief economist.

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HS2 to renew protester injunction – including for cancelled second phase

Construction News

HS2 is preparing to apply for an extension to the injunction banning “disruptive protests” on its route, including on the cancelled phase 2a, Construction News can reveal. The legal measure, first granted in 2022, bans anyone from entering or remaining on HS2-owned land; obstructing or… The post HS2 to renew protester injunction – including for cancelled second phase appeared first on Construction News.

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Cities Where It's Easier for Gen Z to Own a Home

The Pro Builder

Cities Where It's Easier for Gen Z to Own a Home ibush Thu, 01/18/2024 - 09:35 Cities in the Midwest and South, such as Fort Wayne, Ind., Corpus Christi, Texas, and Detroit, offer America's youngest a homebuying window of opportunity Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau show that the share of Gen-Z (adults younger than 25) households who own their home is less than 17%.

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Backlog increases amid easing credit conditions

Construction Dive

Confidence in securing new work jumped for the second consecutive month, fueled by the expectation of rate cuts, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

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Rich Markwith Named President of TranSystems

Civil + Structural Engineer

Atlanta – Rich Markwith, PE, is named President of TranSystems Corp., a consulting firm that provides engineering and architecture solutions to the transportation marketplace. Markwith most recently served as the Executive Vice President of Strategy and has held a variety of leadership roles in the firm such as leading the firm’s largest market sector, leading the Southeast region and as a regional sales leader.

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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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How 3M Is Addressing The Image Problem Impacting Skilled Trade Careers

For Construction Pros

According to 2023 U.S. projections, construction firms must attract an estimated 546,000 workers in addition to their normal staffing to meet labor demands. How can the construction industry help fuel a youthful pipeline of talent?

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Construction Trades Council Helps Local Kids Stay Warm This Winter

The Pro Builder

Construction Trades Council Helps Local Kids Stay Warm This Winter ibush Thu, 01/18/2024 - 23:06 Northern Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council does its part to help keep local children snug with its annual clothing drive This year marks the third annual clothing drive by the Northern Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council, which collects winter clothing and donations for Wisconsin's Superior school district, the Superior Telegram reports.

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9 infrastructure megaprojects to watch

Construction Dive

From railways to bridges to levees, these civil jobs with price tags in the billions will advance this year.

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LOCHNER RESELECTED AS OWNER REPRESENTATIVE FOR INDIANA TOLL ROAD 

Civil + Structural Engineer

INDIANAPOLIS — H.W. Lochner Inc. (Lochner), a leading provider of infrastructure planning and engineering services, has been selected by the Indiana Toll Road Concession Company (ITRCC) to continue serving as owner representative and begin the planning and design of the fourth phase of the Pavement Upgrade for a Superior Highway (PUSH) project.

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Reinstatement of disused railway in Lancashire tabled

New Civil Engineer

Transport minister Huw Merriman has met with MPs in Lancashire to discuss the potential reinstatement of passenger services to the northern section of the Ribble Valley line. The post Reinstatement of disused railway in Lancashire tabled appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Data Show New-Home Construction Starts Slowed at the End of 2023

The Pro Builder

Data Show New-Home Construction Starts Slowed at the End of 2023 ibush Fri, 01/19/2024 - 08:00 Despite falling mortgage rates and a continuing shortage of housing inventory, the annual pace of new-home construction slowed in December According to data released on Thursday, Jan. 18, by the U.S. Census Bureau, the annual pace of new-home construction pulled back 4.3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.46 million units during December after riding high in November, when the pace was 1.56 mil

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5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024

Construction Dive

Energy-harvesting glass, self-driving excavators and modified wood that’s stronger than steel shared the spotlight in Las Vegas last week.

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WINT builds on success of 2023 to accelerate growth and innovation

Civil + Structural Engineer

Provider of powerful AI-based water management systems elevates expectations entering 2024 NEW YORK — As organizations around the world face rising costs related to water damage and increased focus on water sustainability, WINT Water Intelligence is building on its success in 2023 to continue solving these challenges for insurance, construction, facilities, and property management companies.

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Mastering Tone For Construction Company Connections

Contractor Bookkeeping

Mastering the right tone is critical when connecting and communicating with people in the construction business. Whether you're writing an email, making a phone call, or meeting in person, how you present yourself can make all the difference in building strong relationships with clients, colleagues, and partners. Research suggests that as much as 93% of communication is non-verbal , so it's unsurprising that the tone and meaning of emails and messages are misinterpreted as much as half the time.

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New images of £1.3bn widening of A12 in Essex released as DCO granted

New Civil Engineer

Transport secretary Mark Harper has green lit the £1.3bn widening of the A12 between Chelmsford and Colchester and National Highways has released new images showing what the project will look like. The post New images of £1.3bn widening of A12 in Essex released as DCO granted appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Construction input prices drop 3 months in a row

Construction Dive

Despite the sustained cost moderation, some sticker shock could return in 2024, ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu said.

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IMAGINiT Technologies Offers New Self-Paced Training for Autodesk and Spatial Business Systems Software  

Civil + Structural Engineer

New Learning Content Meets Specific Needs of Utility Companies BALTIMORE, MD ― IMAGINiT Technologies continues to enhance its offerings to help Utility companies increase the adoption of technology that enables them to design, plan, manage and maintain their infrastructure. Now utility companies have access to self-paced learning paths with content that is uniquely focused on the way they use Autodesk and Spatial Business System (SBS) products to exchange important documentation to support inte

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Narcan In Construction - Forming The Alliance for Naloxone Safety In The Workplace

For Construction Pros

In response to the rising rate of both fatal and non-fatal overdoses attributable to opioids, the story behind forming The Alliance for Naloxone Safety In The Workplace and how it's changing the face of the construction site workplace as we know it.

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Airport renovation embraces Grand Teton National Park setting

Construction Specifier

Jackson Hole Airport (JAC) has unveiled its eighth collaboration with CLB Architects, revealing a transformative renovation and expansion project in the heart of Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming. Positioned as the sole U.S. airport within the natural surroundings, the 6,968-m 2 (75,000-sf) terminal redesign blends the concepts of “home” and “travel hub,” offering a convergence of sustainability, functionality, and aesthetic allure.

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From CAD to BIM: The evolution of construction technology

Construction Dive

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

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MBMA Announces 2024 Architecture Faculty Workshop

Civil + Structural Engineer

CLEVELAND, OHIO – www.mbma.com: The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) will again be hosting its annual Architecture Faculty Workshop for college and university professors nationwide. This year’s event takes place April 10 in Charlotte, North Carolina and includes a tour of a local metal building manufacturing facility. Registration for the program is now underway at [link] and there is no fee for architecture educators to attend.

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How To Get Started With Color Hardener

For Construction Pros

Color hardener is not just old technology. There are countless stamped concrete contractors for end users to choose from, but the contractors that use color hardener seem to stand out from the crowd.

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The engineering behind nuclear grade steel as used at Hinkley Point C

New Civil Engineer

With Hinkley Point C having recently celebrated the placement of the 245t dome on top of its first reactor building, experts from the industry explain what makes the steel nuclear grade. The post The engineering behind nuclear grade steel as used at Hinkley Point C appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Hybrid work in construction offices here to stay

Construction Dive

Though the physical nature of construction work hasn’t changed, the industry’s office employees increasingly have stayed home since the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Walter P Moore Names Kelly Roberts Atlanta Managing Director 

Civil + Structural Engineer

Walter P Moore, a global engineering firm renowned for its commitment to innovation and engineering excellence, is excited to announce the promotion of Kelly Roberts to the role of Managing Director of the Atlanta Structural Engineering team. In addition to her role as a Principal, Roberts is a distinguished leader in structural design with an extensive portfolio encompassing diverse projects such as educational and healthcare facilities to commercial and healthcare structures.

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Skanska accomplishes $331 million Atlanta Hilton hotel project

Construction Specifier

The exterior of Signia by Hilton Atlanta. Photos courtesy Hilton. Skanska, in partnership with SG Contracting, has accomplished a milestone with the construction of the luxury hotel, Signia by Hilton Atlanta. The hotel is a $331 million construction project, serving as the headquarters for the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA). Situated on the northwest corner of the GWCCA campus, the 116,129-m 2 (1.25-million-sf) building stands tall at 42 stories and 976 guest rooms, overlooking

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Hammersmith Bridge sees stabilisation progress but full repair in doubt as cost hits £250M

New Civil Engineer

The stabilisation of Hammersmith Bridge will progress this year but a full repair is now in doubt as the cost estimate has hit £250M. The post Hammersmith Bridge sees stabilisation progress but full repair in doubt as cost hits £250M appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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New York’s Prompt Payment Act creates issues for contractors

Construction Dive

Recent amendments that limit the amount of retainage an owner can hold could lead to an accounting nightmare for construction firms, a real estate attorney said.

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Considerate Constructors Scheme to monitor provision of women’s PPE

Construction News

The Considerate Constructors Scheme (CCS) has added women’s personal protective equipment (PPE) to its contractor checklist. Companies that opt in to the CCS code of considerate practice will now have to ensure that PPE is available on site in suitable sizes. Contractors signed up to… The post Considerate Constructors Scheme to monitor provision of women’s PPE appeared first on Construction News.

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NYC’s color-coded ‘clubhouse’ seeks to inspire creative agency work

Construction Specifier

Architecture Plus Information (A+I) has unveiled the redesigned space for Le Truc, a creative collective within Publicis Groupe, a global marketing organization. Situated at 375 Hudson Street in New York, the 2,787-m 2 (30,000-sf) space represents a departure from traditional workspaces. The space embraces a collaborative “clubhouse” model for creative talent across Publicis Groupe.