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Why contractors are still all in on manufacturing projects

Construction Dive

Despite the sector’s recent deceleration in starts, firms with factory construction specialization are scaling up for more demand.

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Cementex Highlights the TR-9HVAC TOOLKIT for HVAC Professionals

Civil + Structural Engineer

Kits offer a variety of 1000VAC/1500VDC double insulated hand tools providing a solution for HVAC work around energized equipment Burlington, NJ – Cementex , the safety tool specialists, highlights its TR-9HVAC TOOLKIT, crafted to specifically cater to the HVAC industry’s unique needs. This toolkit provides HVAC professionals with a versatile set of insulated tools essential for the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.

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Types of Road Patterns in Highway Engineering

Prodyogi

In urban areas, achieving a smooth traffic flow is a challenging procedure. While planning a road system for urban areas, special care and precaution are to be taken to provide accident-free traffic flow. The main principle of a road system is to increase the response time of average and emergency vehicles, like ambulances, fire engines, etc to reach the final destination.

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Make It Resilient 2024 Student Contest Encourages New Ways to Build for Extreme Environments

Autodesk Construction Cloud

From the moon to Mars, we’re getting closer to the reality of expanding humanity’s habitat beyond our planet. But, here on Earth, extreme weather and a changing climate are also creating new challenges—from wildfires to coastal flooding, severe heat waves, and more. With its latest annual Make It Real program, Autodesk is challenging high school students to imagine how to design and build a habitat for an extreme environment.

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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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Public construction spending soars, but private projects still face hurdles

Construction Dive

Highway and street projects are flush with cash, but high interest rates, labor shortages and regulatory delays are weighing on commercial projects.

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Navigating Corporate Strategy

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Travis White , Strategy & Operations Advisor, Zweig Group Effective corporate strategy requires defining a direction, fostering collaboration, and leveraging strengths for diversification. At Zweig Group, our goal as strategic planning consultants is to ask the right questions to help identify existing strengths that can be leveraged to present new opportunities.

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Burnham says devolving power over stations would see accessibility improved sooner

New Civil Engineer

Railway stations could be more accessible if powers over them were devolved to regional transport authorities, according to Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham. The post Burnham says devolving power over stations would see accessibility improved sooner appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Google taps Whiting-Turner to build $600M Oregon data center

Construction Dive

The Baltimore-based general contractor received the go-ahead from the local community development department to start construction on the facility.

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District engineer wins national career achievement award

Civil + Structural Engineer

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Memphis District proudly announces the Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) STEM Conference has selected Operations Division Chief, Andrea L. Williams, to receive a 2024 Career Achievement Award in recognition of her significant achievements as an engineer for a U.S. Government organization.

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Fiber-Reinforced Concrete As An Alternative to Steel Concrete Reinforcement

For Construction Pros

Fiber concrete reinforcement can be a cost-effective, durable and even sustainable alternative to conventional steel like rebar and wire mesh. Can synthetic fibers compete “head-to-head” with steel? Let's talk about it.

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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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Zweig Group’s 2024 report highlights AEC industry’s salary trends

Construction Specifier

Cover page of the report. Photo courtesy Zweig Group. Zweig Group, provider of advisory services, research, and education for the AEC industry, has released its 2024 Salary Report of AEC Firms for all regions of the U.S, diving into compensation in the industry. These reports are based on a comprehensive salary survey of hundreds of industry individuals and firms and are presented in three separate regional editions: North and South Atlantic, Central, and Pacific-Mountain.

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The evolution of head protection: safety helmets vs. hard hats

Construction Dive

The evolution of head protection from traditional hard hats to Type 2 safety helmets and hard hats signifies a positive shift towards enhanced workplace safety.

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Trust is at an all-time low. Here are 5 ways to address it

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Jannet Walker-Ford First, the good news. Trust in infrastructure is generally solid, and rightly so. Designers, engineers and planners have long created modern marvels that withstand the unthinkable and make daily life immeasurably better. The bad news is it might not be enough to sustain trust in today’s era of misinformation, disengagement, and plummeting levels of trust across all aspects of society.

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Sector ‘not ready’ to prove post-Grenfell competence, key body warns

Construction News

The construction sector is still not ready for some of the significant changes emerging from the Building Safety Act, a major report has concluded. These include companies being able to demonstrate the competence of their workforce and being able to show that no one on… The post Sector ‘not ready’ to prove post-Grenfell competence, key body warns appeared first on Construction News.

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Meta to build an $800M data center campus in Indiana

Construction Specifier

Photo of Jeffersonville downtown in Indiana. The city will house Meta’s $800 million data center campus. Photo courtesy Censusdata, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. Meta, the parent company of Facebook, Messenger, Instagram, WhatsApp, and others, has revealed plans to establish a nearly 65,000-m 2 (700,000-sf) facility, carrying an $800 million price tag, at the River Ridge Commerce Center in Jeffersonville, Ind.

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Amazon to invest $10B in 2 Mississippi data centers

Construction Dive

The retail giant will build multiple complexes in two industrial parks across Madison County amid continued growth in the industrial sector.

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National Infrastructure Leaders Visit Frankfort to Spotlight Mountain Parkway Expansion

Civil + Structural Engineer

Gov. Beshear, federal and state officials join the Engineering & Public Works Roadshow to highlight how public works, engineering improve communities with infrastructure investment FRANKFORT, KY – A critical infrastructure project that will connect the state and unlock significant opportunities for economic development, jobs and opportunity for eastern Kentucky was showcased by the national Engineering and Public Works Roadshow today at an event in the rotunda of the New State Capitol Buildi

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National Infrastructure Pipeline: Energy and transport dominate £775bn spending forecast

New Civil Engineer

The National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline (NICP) has been published and shows confirmed investment in UK infrastructure over the next decade will see over 70% go towards energy and transport, while investment in water and sewerage will lag. The post National Infrastructure Pipeline: Energy and transport dominate £775bn spending forecast appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Easing Your Back Office Burden One Payroll At A Time

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, you have a lot on your plate. You need to manage your employees, oversee projects, ensure compliance with regulations, and keep your clients happy. Amidst all this, you may be tempted to handle your payroll to save costs and maintain control. At face value, it seems like a great idea. If you're a small business owner with just a few employees, you probably think hiring a payroll specialist is an expense you can avoid.

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3 dead, 9 injured in Idaho construction collapse

Construction Dive

An airplane hangar being built by Meridian, Idaho-based Big D Builders collapsed yesterday afternoon at the Boise Airport.

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The Great Talent Vanishing Act: Understanding the Professional Labor Gap

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Stuart McLendon, COO, Zweig Group Ever feel like finding a unicorn would be easier than finding a top-notch professional these days? You’re not alone. In boardrooms and virtual happy hours alike, the echo is the same: from CPAs to attorneys, HR managers, and administrative assistants – good people are hard to find. But it’s not just water cooler talk.

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CSIR-CBRI Recruitment 2024 for Technical Assistant | 07-02-2024

Construction Placements

CSIR-CBRI Recruitment 2024 for Technical Assistant | 07-02-2024 CSIR-CBRI Recruitment 2024 for Technical Assistant with 24 Post vacancies, last date to apply for this job is 07-02-2024 The post CSIR-CBRI Recruitment 2024 for Technical Assistant | 07-02-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Ensuring health and safety training is fit for the modern construction site

Construction News

Kingsley Clarke is operations lead at Southern Construction Framework With a recent report by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) finding that there were 45 fatalities in the construction industry in 2022/2023, up from 29 the previous year, it’s more important than ever that the… The post Ensuring health and safety training is fit for the modern construction site appeared first on Construction News.

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Holder Construction to manage $950M Nebraska airport expansion plan

Construction Dive

The Eppley Airfield’s terminal in Omaha will almost double in square footage, and will feature more gates, streamlined security and a unified concourse.

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Building the Future of Safety in the AEC Industry

Civil + Structural Engineer

The topics of workplace health and safety are constantly at the forefront of conversation in the AEC industry, and for good reason. Historically, engineering and construction have been hazardous professions, and, while there have been significant improvements to safety standards in recent years, the risk of workplace accidents is still high when compared to other industries.

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New £2bn Edinburgh tramline to be put to public consultation

New Civil Engineer

The City of Edinburgh Council has voted to put the proposed construction of a new £2bn tramline in the city to public consultation. The post New £2bn Edinburgh tramline to be put to public consultation appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Maryland college’s arts center celebrates act of ‘making’ through design

Construction Specifier

The Maryland Institute College of Art’s (MICA’s) Dolphin Design Center is designed as an innovative “Maker Building,” blending architectural prowess with the ethos of the Maker Movement. The Maker Movement, considered the third industrial revolution, is a driving force behind the center’s design. Open studio/lab spaces encourage hands-on exploration and collaboration, reflecting the movement’s principles of self-directed learning and skill-sharing.

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NASA tests autonomous construction robots

Construction Dive

The machines assemble modular wire structures called “voxels,” which may eventually be used to build shelters on the moon.

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Train The Trainer Training For Concrete and Masonry Contractors

For Construction Pros

The OPCMIA provides concrete contractors, plasters, and cement masons a path on training and apprenticeship programs throughout the country - directly addressing the challenge of finding skilled labor.

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Workers shouldn’t fear calling in sick with mental ill health

Construction News

Duncan Rudall is chief executive of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors You may be surprised to learn that 91 per cent of all those working in the built-environment industry have felt overwhelmed at some point in their careers. Indeed, underneath the constant banter and… The post Workers shouldn’t fear calling in sick with mental ill health appeared first on Construction News.

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CSIR-NPL Walk-in for Project Assistant and Associates I, II | 24 Posts | 30, 31-01-2024

Construction Placements

CSIR-NPL Walk-in for Project Assistant and Associates I, II | 24 Posts | 30, 31-01-2024 CSIR-NPL Walk-in for Project Assistant and Associates I, II with 24 Posts vacancies, interview dates are 30, 31-01-2024 The post CSIR-NPL Walk-in for Project Assistant and Associates I, II | 24 Posts | 30, 31-01-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Building climate-resilient infrastructure for tomorrow

Construction Dive

PCL Construction pioneers climate-resilient infrastructure, addressing water scarcity and promoting sustainability with cutting-edge technology.

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Seattle project demonstrates revitalization ideas for disused gas stations

Construction Specifier

Mini Mart City Park, an abandoned gas station transformed into a community center. The center has gallery/community space at the front and storage at the back with a courtyard too. Photos © Kevin Scott/courtesy GO’C. Seattle-based design firm, GO’C , and the artist collaborative, SuttonBeresCuller, have transformed a 1930s-era, 41.8-m 2 (450-sf) filling station in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood into a community center.

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Interview: Lord Moylan on Homes England’s MMC losses

Construction News

Homes England didn’t know what it was doing when it invested in collapsed housebuilders Ilke and House by Urban Splash, Conservative peer Lord Daniel Moylan has suggested in an interview with Construction News. Moylan was speaking after the House of Lords Built Environment Committee, which… The post Interview: Lord Moylan on Homes England’s MMC losses appeared first on Construction News.

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Buckinghamshire Council details ‘significant’ damage to roads from East West Rail HGVs

New Civil Engineer

A Buckinghamshire Council report has detailed how heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) from the construction of East West Rail (EWR) has caused “significant” damage to local roads and “disruption” in the area. The post Buckinghamshire Council details ‘significant’ damage to roads from East West Rail HGVs appeared first on New Civil Engineer.