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Unions call for PLA on $2B Columbus airport terminal

Construction Dive

A local trade group has asked general contractor Hensel Phelps to commit to paying workers a prevailing wage, a policy the contractor said it has already instituted.

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Bowman Completes Intersection Improvements in Inman Square, Cambridge, MA

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, is pleased to announce the completion of the Inman Square intersection safety improvements in Cambridge, MA. This accomplishment marks a significant achievement in Bowman’s commitment to delivering projects that enhance safety for pedestrians, cyclists, motorists and t

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White House Supports Commercial-to-Residential Conversions

The Pro Builder

White House Supports Commercial-to-Residential Conversions ldeakins Tue, 10/31/2023 - 10:46 The Biden administration has announced new plans to fast-track turning vacant commercial buildings into affordable housing A newly introduced White House plan aims to address a nationwide housing shortage by converting vacant commercial buildings into residential spaces.

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What are Steel Reinforcement Cages?

Prodyogi

Steel reinforcement cages are inevitable in the production and manufacture of concrete structures. They are also called rebar cages, or pile reinforcing cages formed either by tying or welding reinforcement as per the layout of the structure. They are commonly used for pile, column, and bridge construction reinforcement.Reinforcement cages form the skeleton structure for construction.

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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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Why you’re in project pitfall hell – and how to start climbing out

Construction Dive

Falling behind schedule on projects? Knowing where your organization is spending – and losing – time can unlock better processes and help you tackle the increasingly complex problems of how work gets done.

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WSP Implements USAID Urban Connect Project in the Philippines

Civil + Structural Engineer

The U.S. Agency for International Development selected WSP to deliver a five-year project to enhance economic development and improve public service delivery in the Philippines. WASHINGTON, D.C. — WSP in the U.S., a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, will implement the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Urban Connect project to promote inclusive and resilient economic growth of nine secondary cities in the Philippines.

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Boring Methods for Soil Sampling | Soil Investigation in Construction

Prodyogi

Boring in soil investigation is the process of collecting soil samples from the construction site by drilling holes using specialized equipment. As we know, soil sampling is the first major step conducted in soil exploration or investigation of a construction site. The process is followed by in-situ & laboratory tests on the collected samples.

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Job openings rise even as quits, layoffs decline

Construction Dive

The whole country has seen an increase in job openings, but an economist predicts the pressures in construction will persist into 2024.

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Hanging from the Rafters: the AEC Industry and the Game of Basketball

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Luke Carothers Sports and athletics play a massive role in American culture and society, and this importance is reflected in the space they occupy within the built environment. For as long as humans have grouped together there have been sports and games. Over time, these activities moved towards the core of society, and were elevated into meaningful acts of community, courage, and spirituality.

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Hear From Our 2023 Class of Forty Under 40 in Their Own Words

The Pro Builder

Hear From Our 2023 Class of Forty Under 40 in Their Own Words ldeakins Wed, 11/01/2023 - 09:33 We've created an exclusive YouTube playlist featuring videos from several of Pro Builder's Forty Under 40 class of 2023! From company founders to marketing maestros and every maker and shaker in between, the members of this year’s Forty Under 40 class are creating a brighter future for the home building industry. and several of them provided videos about how they got started in the industry, what they

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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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Roadmap to reaching 24GW of nuclear in UK promised by end of year

New Civil Engineer

The UK government has promised to release a "practical" roadmap by the end of the year on how it intends to reach 24GW of nuclear energy powering the nation's grid by 2050. The post Roadmap to reaching 24GW of nuclear in UK promised by end of year appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Lendlease, Google kill $15B Bay Area project

Construction Dive

Citing current market conditions, the Australian construction giant said both companies agreed the development was no longer mutually beneficial.

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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat Names Quay Quarter Tower 2023’s Best Tall Building Worldwide

Civil + Structural Engineer

New Sydney icon wins unprecedented seven awards, demonstrates importance of structure renewal to mitigate climate change Chicago (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winner of its annual award for best tall building worldwide: Quay Quarter Tower , in Sydney. Winners were also announced in five regional categories, five height categories and a dozen other functional categories (a complete list of categories and winners appears below) at

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Behind The Brand

The Pro Builder

Behind The Brand kcichowicz Tue, 10/31/2023 - 10:00 From its unwavering commitment to quality to its diverse range of products, Marvin's ground-breaking innovations and technology are shaping the future of construction, architecture, and windows and doors. Uncover the stories, craftsmanship, and forward-thinking that define this incredible company. Take an inside look at the heart of Marvin.

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Coventry Very Light Rail vehicle successfully tested on innovative track system

New Civil Engineer

Plans to build the first Very Light Rail system in the UK has reached a major milestone as the vehicle has been successfully tested on innovative track that was laid in weeks. The post Coventry Very Light Rail vehicle successfully tested on innovative track system appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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The Dotted Line: Why the Amazon noose lawsuit is ‘a big deal’

Construction Dive

Construction attorneys say the litigation to hold an owner and its contractors accountable for jobsite hate symbols could have broader implications.

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ESFM USA® wins sustainability award from International Facility Management Association for impact of energy management solutions on carbon footprint

Civil + Structural Engineer

ESFM’s self-performed energy optimization projects helped an international medical device and equipment manufacturing client reach its global carbon emission goal one year early Charlotte, NC – ESFM won the 2023 Sheila Sheridan Award for Sustainable Facility Operations and Management from the International Facility Management Association (IFMA). The award recognizes excellence, leadership and innovation for the operation of environmentally responsible and sustainably managed buildings.

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Over 4,500 Arizona High Schoolers Explore Trade Opportunities

The Pro Builder

Over 4,500 Arizona High Schoolers Explore Trade Opportunities ldeakins Fri, 11/03/2023 - 10:02 Arizona Construction Career Days welcomed more than 4,500 high school students for a day filled with hands-on building activities, networking, and educational content More than 4,500 Arizona high school students gathered at the Arizona Army National Guard's Papago site for Arizona Construction Career Days this past Wednesday.

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Electrification milestone reached on £1bn South Wales Metro scheme

New Civil Engineer

Welsh rail chiefs have hailed a milestone in the creation of the £1bn South Wales Metro with the electrification of two lines. The post Electrification milestone reached on £1bn South Wales Metro scheme appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Startup competition announces 8 finalists

Construction Dive

The companies, which offer solutions ranging from underground utility detection to autonomous layout systems, will compete for the top prize in Cemex's annual tech contest.

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Moresby Hall A595 Roadway Embankment Repair Project  

Civil + Structural Engineer

For several years, the United Kingdom’s National Highways and local authorities have been monitoring areas of ground movement within the embankments supporting the A595 roadway near Moresby Hall in Cumbria. To address the deteriorating ground concerns, the National Highways developed a £16 million (approximately $20 million USD) improvement project.

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San Francisco Complex Offers 200 Housing Units Plus Support Services

The Pro Builder

San Francisco Complex Offers 200 Housing Units Plus Support Services ldeakins Fri, 11/03/2023 - 10:09 San Francisco's City Gardens affordable housing complex offers on-site social services for families transitioning from being unhoused The City Gardens affordable housing complex in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood recently opened its doors, providing 200 units for families transitioning from being unhoused.

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Plea to upgrade England’s flood defences as ‘poor’ condition revealed

New Civil Engineer

Campaigners have demanded action after research revealed that thousands of flood-protection assets in England were deemed to be in bad condition. The post Plea to upgrade England’s flood defences as ‘poor’ condition revealed appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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US hotel construction pipeline rises 7%

Construction Dive

Upper-midscale and extended stay projects dominate as lodging projects hit record highs in cities like Dallas and Atlanta, according to a new report.

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The 2-Year Stadium Construction Project: A Peek Behind the Fast Delivery of San Diego State University’s Snapdragon Stadium

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Martin Jones, senior project manager, Bowman When the National Football League’s San Diego Chargers moved to Los Angeles in 2017, they left behind Qualcomm Stadium. Once the community decided what to do with the site, little time was wasted. Following a local ballot initiative, San Diego State University (SDSU) took ownership of the site in August 2020.

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Florida Senior Housing Project Overcomes Challenges

The Pro Builder

Florida Senior Housing Project Overcomes Challenges ldeakins Thu, 11/02/2023 - 09:50 A new senior housing development in Collier County, Fla., will provide affordable rentals for essential workers, seniors, and veterans After facing a series of delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hurricane Ian, contaminated soil, rising construction costs, and elevated interest rates, plans for a workforce and senior housing project at the Golden Gate golf course property owned by Collier County, Fla., are m

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Storm Ciarán: dozens of projects paused due to winds and flooding

New Civil Engineer

Dozens of projects have been paused for safety reasons this week as Storm Ciarán wreaked havoc across the south of the UK. The post Storm Ciarán: dozens of projects paused due to winds and flooding appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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AECOM to pay $11.8M to settle Katrina relief allegations

Construction Dive

The Justice Department alleged that the Dallas-based contractor violated the False Claims Act during its hurricane recovery work in New Orleans.

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Leading the Movement in Green Transportation: California High-Speed Rail

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Luke Carothers Carrying passengers between Los Angeles/Anaheim and San Francisco in under three hours, California High-Speed Rail is set to become the largest and most sustainable infrastructure project in the nation. Overseen by the California High-Speed Rail Authority (Authority), the system will transform mobility in California for the benefit of communities and the environment, and is the centerpiece for achieving the state’s climate and sustainability goals.

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£600m Birmingham roads contract set to be axed, claims council

Construction News

Birmingham City Council’s political leadership has claimed the government is set to “pull the plug” on £600m of funding for a highways contract. Kier and Canadian firm SNC-Lavalin were last year invited to tender for the city’s restructured highways PFI contract, covering capital works and… The post £600m Birmingham roads contract set to be axed, claims council appeared first on Construction News.

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Rail minister says ‘funding is there’ for reopening of abandoned Leamside line

New Civil Engineer

Transport minister Huw Merriman has said “funding is there” for reopening the disused Leamside line in the North East, despite the government removing it from its Network North pledges. The post Rail minister says ‘funding is there’ for reopening of abandoned Leamside line appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Three steps to sustainability: How the cement and concrete industry can become carbon neutral by 2050

Construction Dive

Is carbon neutrality really achievable for something as messy as the cement and concrete industry? It’s already happening – and here are three steps to sustainability you can take right now.

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Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on 4 & 6 Campus Drive at the Arbors at Parsippany Campus

Civil + Structural Engineer

NEWARK, N.J. – Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international design firm, today announced that construction is complete on 4 and 6 Campus Drive, two of the Class-A office properties within the five-building Arbors at Parsippany in Morris County, NJ. Ware Malcomb provided architecture, interior architecture and design and branding services for the buildings, encompassing 14,629 and 19,253 square feet, respectively.

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EU delegation Visits Ireland to investigate MICA crisis

Plant & Civil Engineer

A delegation from the European Parliament has visited Ireland to investigate the defective concrete block crisis. MEPs from Spain, Estonia and Latvia joined Irish counterparts on the three-day mission to Donegal and Dublin. The visit serves as a follow-up to several petitions that were received and debated by the Committee on Petitions, highlighting the issue of defective mica blocks used in construction in Ireland.

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Movers and shakers: Biggest construction and engineering appointments in October 2023

New Civil Engineer

October saw a flurry of senior appointments around the civil engineering sector at the likes of the National Infrastructure Commission, EKFB and Pick Everard. The post Movers and shakers: Biggest construction and engineering appointments in October 2023 appeared first on New Civil Engineer.