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4 ways to level construction’s playing field

Construction Dive

Barriers that impede minority-owned businesses reflect a broader systemic issue, says an industry executive.

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A New Era of Bridge Construction Technology Lands in the U.S.

Civil + Structural Engineer

Eau Claire, WI: In the world of bridge construction, the differences between cast-in-place and precast methods have always presented one primary trade-off: durability versus speed. Cast-in-place offers proven durability but often entails time-intensive labor, while precast solutions, despite being rapidly deployable, grapple with transportation challenges and maintenance concerns.

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Don’t Burn Straw—Build With It

The Pro Builder

Don’t Burn Straw—Build With It qpurcell Tue, 02/06/2024 - 09:50 After harvesting their rice and wheat crops, many farmers across the globe burn the straw that’s left on their fields. This practice accounts for 3.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. A Swedish startup called Our Ecolution has found an alternative to field burning. The company gathers straw that otherwise would go up in harmful flames and turns it into building boards.

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Construction Scaffolding - Types and Features

Prodyogi

Scaffolding is a temporary structure that is used either to support an original structure or to function as a platform for the workers to perform construction works. It is a framework of horizontal, vertical, and inclined members. Every scaffolding constructed must be strong and firm to support the weight of the workers and other construction materials laid on it.

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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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Intel’s $20B Ohio plant delayed

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant has halted its Licking County project, citing business conditions and the demand environment, but said construction will continue soon.

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Women in Engineering: Leading by Example to Drive Change

Civil + Structural Engineer

Born in Iran, Mary Toutounchi, PE, Vice President, California Rail and Transit Practice Lead at Hill International, came to the U.S. in the 1980s to study civil engineering. After graduating with her bachelor’s degree and acquiring a professional engineering license in Arizona and California, she spent more than three decades building a career in the construction industry.

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Architecture and Agency; An Interview with Farshid Moussavi, FMA Architecture, Part 1

Build LLC Blog

BUILD visits with Farshid Moussavi at her London office to discuss design agency, style, and the architect as interrogator. The post Architecture and Agency; An Interview with Farshid Moussavi, FMA Architecture, Part 1 appeared first on BUILD Blog.

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3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around

Construction Dive

Poor training, bad bosses and other frustrations can drive away new recruits to the construction industry, writes a Texas quality control manager.

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To the rescue: NJ community receives coastal restoration project

Civil + Structural Engineer

To the rescue: NJ community receives coastal restoration project By JoAnne Castagna, Ed.D. In the fall of 2012, Superstorm Sandy devastated the East Coast of the United States, including the State of New Jersey. Firefighter Paul Kerwin remembers he and his company rescuing his fellow Borough of Union Beach, New Jersey neighbors on that day, “Sandy was quite an experience.

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2024 Kitchen Trends

The Pro Builder

2024 Kitchen Trends ibush Tue, 02/06/2024 - 14:13 A recent survey of U.S. homeowners by Houzz reveals that open plans are in, tech is trending, and islands are for entertaining The recently released 2024 U.S. Kitchen Trends Study from home remodeling and design platform Houzz surveyed more than 3,400 U.S. consumers during July 2023 to find out about their kitchen renovation goals and preferences.

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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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What are Concrete Bag Retaining Wall?

Prodyogi

Retaining walls plays a crucial role in managing landscapes, preventing soil erosion, and creating level surfaces in uneven terrain. Among the various materials used for constructing retaining walls, concrete bag retaining walls offer a cost-effective and durable solution.

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Construction planning inches higher despite commercial weakness

Construction Dive

Though Dodge Construction Network expects momentum to pick back up in the second half, private project planning remains challenged by a difficult financing environment.

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Finish Thompson Inc. Highlights DB10 Sealless Plastic Centrifugal Pumps

Civil + Structural Engineer

Engineered for performance and proven in the field Erie, PA — Finish Thompson Inc. (FTI) , an international leader in the corrosive chemical transfer industry, highlights its DB10 sealless plastic centrifugal pump, ideal for transferring corrosive chemicals in water and wastewater, electronics, pharmaceutical, wet scrubber, and pulp and paper pump applications.

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Revolutionizing Construction with the Use of Nudura ICFs at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort

The Pro Builder

Revolutionizing Construction with the Use of Nudura ICFs at Divi Little Bay Beach Resort kcichowicz Thu, 02/08/2024 - 10:40 Case Study Image The $20 million addition to the luxury Divi Little Bay Beach Resort on the island of St. Maarten involved three connecting, four-story buildings to add 98 new hotel rooms. With the resort remaining open during construction, speed and simplicity were key to the project’s success.

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National Highways spent £352,000 removing infill from Great Musgrave bridge

New Civil Engineer

National Highways has revealed that it spent £352,000 removing the unwanted infill from beneath the Great Musgrave bridge in Cumbria – almost triple what it cost to install. The post National Highways spent £352,000 removing infill from Great Musgrave bridge appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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How to attract workers to far-flung jobsites

Construction Dive

Major projects away from city centers often lack a strong labor pool, so contractors must entice potential hires to relocate.

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 AEIS Hires Juan Gabriel as Chief Operating Officer

Civil + Structural Engineer

Leading inspection and testing agency appoints former Skanska executive New York, NY — Atlas Evaluation & Inspection Services (AEIS) , providing inspection, testing and certification for infrastructure projects, announced Juan Gabriel has been hired as Chief Operating Officer. Juan brings 15 years of experience in heavy civil and commercial infrastructure planning, execution, and asset management across multiple countries.

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The 2024 Housing Giants Survey Is Now Open!

The Pro Builder

The 2024 Housing Giants Survey Is Now Open! ibush Mon, 02/05/2024 - 08:00 Complete the 2024 Housing Giants Survey to see if your company makes the cut in Pro Builder 's rankings of the largest home building companies in the country For more than four decades, Pro Builder' s annual Housing Giants list has ranked the nation’s home building companies by revenue, number of closings, housing type, and location of homes built.

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Improve apprenticeships to plug the labour gap

Construction News

Julie White is managing director of D-Drill & Sawing and chair of Build UK I have always been a huge advocate of apprentices, so National Apprenticeship Week gets my full backing every year. It’s in my blood, you see. More than 40 years ago, my… The post Improve apprenticeships to plug the labour gap appeared first on Construction News.

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Kiewit-Shea JV nabs $1B Baltimore Amtrak tunnel contract

Construction Dive

It’s part of the $6 billion effort to replace the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, which poses the biggest bottleneck on the Northeast Corridor.

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Peter Cohlmia Joins WSP as U.S. Wastewater Market Lead

Civil + Structural Engineer

Enterprising leader and environmental compliance expert will advance WSP’s ‘One Water’ vision. DENVER — WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, hired Peter Cohlmia as national wastewater market lead in the U.S., a role aimed at advancing the firm’s lifecycle approach to managing water resources. “ Communities across the U.S. need better ways to achieve their water resilience goals and Peter brings to our team an industry-leading understanding of high-qualit

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NJ $4M Grant to Help Boost Access to Construction Trades for Women and Minorities

The Pro Builder

NJ $4M Grant to Help Boost Access to Construction Trades for Women and Minorities ibush Mon, 02/05/2024 - 12:09 Through a combination of legislation and grant money, the state of New Jersey is taking steps to increase the diversity of its workforce in construction and the skilled trades To create more equal employment opportunities in public contracting, state legislation designed to provide training opportunities for women and minorities in construction and construction-related trades was enact

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‘Grim’ global warming figures are ‘clarion call’ for resilience to move up agenda, engineers warn

New Civil Engineer

Engineers have said the revelation that global temperatures breached the 1.5°C global warming barrier must be a “clarion call that resilience has got to rise far higher up the global agenda”, otherwise the world is heading towards a “different evolutionary trajectory”. The post ‘Grim’ global warming figures are ‘clarion call’ for resilience to move up agenda, engineers warn appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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JPMorgan wants to open 500 branches in next 3 years

Construction Dive

The bank is looking to expand in areas such as Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — but aims to close another 30 First Republic locations.

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The Future of NDT is Female

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Annabel Sebuc Sab-it, ASNT Face of NDT, NDT Level III and Production Area Manager at Moog Everything happens for a reason. That’s why I believe there was a reason for me to find the field of nondestructive testing. Nondestructive Testing (NDT) is the process of assessing equipment materials and components without damaging their integrity and operational ability.

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Home Design With Pets in Mind

The Pro Builder

Home Design With Pets in Mind ibush Mon, 02/05/2024 - 02:30 When it comes to what homebuyers want in their homes, pet-friendly features can't be ignored. Here are some design ideas to keep pets—and their owners—happy the National Association of Home Builders Approximately 63.8 million (49.6%) of the 128.5 million homes in the United States have at least one pet, according to data from the U.S.

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Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses

BDC Network

Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses 0 qpurcell Fri, 02/09/2024 - 11:30 Higher Education To help people with disabilities feel part of the campus community, higher education institutions and architects must strive to create settings that not only adhere to but also exceed ADA guidelines. Higher Education University Buildings Designers Architects “It sounded like a semitruck was coming,” said Adam Wouk, manager of disability services at Joliet Junior College,

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5 stadium projects set to cross the goal line in 2024

Construction Dive

From a $2 billion Los Angeles arena to the first venue built specifically for a women’s team, these are the major professional North American arenas scheduled to score openings this year.

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CIOB calls on government to mandate accessible homes

Construction News

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has called on the government to progress higher accessibility standards in new-build homes. In its written evidence for a Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) select committee inquiry into housing for people with disabilities, the body said… The post CIOB calls on government to mandate accessible homes appeared first on Construction News.

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Consumers Show Renewed Optimism About Homebuying

The Pro Builder

Consumers Show Renewed Optimism About Homebuying ibush Wed, 02/07/2024 - 12:38 Fannie Mae's Home Purchase Sentiment Index reaches its highest level in almost two years Buoyed by rising consumer confidence about job security and an expected drop in mortgage rates, consumer sentiment in housing during January rose to its highest level since March 2022, Realtor.com reports.

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Unique aesthetic meets eco-friendliness in Georgia’s mass timber building

Construction Specifier

Exterior rendering of the building. Images courtesy Sizemore Group Architects The City of Brookhaven’s under-construction City Hall building in Georgia is a three-story, 5,200-m 2 (56,000-sf) structure, which sets a new benchmark for city offices by combining aesthetic brilliance with environmental responsibility. Designed by Sizemore Group Architects, Brookhaven City Hall stands as a testament to innovation, featuring a unique mass timber construction utilizing cross-laminated timber (CLT) and

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Construction firm co-founder among dead in Idaho jobsite collapse

Construction Dive

A gust of wind might have caused the hangar near the Boise Airport to collapse, but it could take months to know for sure, sources told the Idaho Statesman.

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South Yorkshire mayor announces ‘major step’ towards reopening Doncaster-Sheffield Airport

New Civil Engineer

An outline business case published by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (Symca) could pave the way to the reopening of Doncaster-Sheffield Airport (DSA), which was closed in November 2022. The post South Yorkshire mayor announces ‘major step’ towards reopening Doncaster-Sheffield Airport appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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What Is a Lubrication Site Assessment & Do You Need One?

For Construction Pros

Rob King, B2B solution capability analyst at Shell Lubricants, discusses lubrication site assessments and solutions to help you maximize savings for your construction business.

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Improving Productivity And Leadership Mentality As A Contractor

Contractor Bookkeeping

As a construction business owner, improving productivity is essential to your company's success. But you may often find yourself pulled in different directions by competing responsibilities. At some point, we all experience that. Classifying tasks and tackling the most time-consuming ones can feel daunting. But why is it so hard for us to start – or even finish – seemingly insignificant tasks?