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Data centers are next target for MasTec, CEO says

Construction Dive

While the specialty energy contractor reported a loss for its latest quarter, CEO José Mas said it will bid on $1 billion worth of work for the computing facilities going forward.

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The Evolution of Bridge Construction: Safer, Faster, Smarter

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Dan Straub, Civil Segment Manager at PERI USA Why Innovative Formwork Systems Are Key to Enhancing Bridge Construction Your daily commute likely takes you over heavily traveled bridges both large and small, whether you are in your own car or using public transportation. Each span provides crucial connectivity between communities in the region, allowing you to cross a major river, a small stream, or perhaps another roadway below.

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National Highways has no permits for road runoff pollution and fails environmental standards

New Civil Engineer

National Highways and other highways authorities in England have no permits in place for managing the pollutants which are washed off their roads, according to a scathing report from Stormwater Shepherds and the CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management). The post National Highways has no permits for road runoff pollution and fails environmental standards appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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How Much Must American Renters Earn to Afford Average Rental Prices?

The Pro Builder

How Much Must American Renters Earn to Afford Average Rental Prices? csweeney Fri, 05/10/2024 - 03:00 US rents have increased 3.6% year-over-year, pushing the amount renters must earn to afford average rents to around $80K As rental rates in the U.S. continue to climb, a recent report from real estate marketplace platform Zillow shows that rental rates grew by 0.6% in April alone and by 3.6% year-over-year.

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The Ultimate Checklist for Choosing the Right Construction Management Software

Managing construction projects in disparate systems and spreadsheets is difficult due to numerous moving parts and diverse stakeholder needs. A dynamic, intuitive software solution is essential for everyone involved—owners, designers, engineers, Construction Managers, and General Contractors. Companies need a secure, centralized system to manage documents, scheduling, financials, and more.

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OSHA head calls on industry to embed safety in culture

Construction Dive

At a Wednesday event, Assistant Labor Secretary Doug Parker charged industry leaders with creating an environment that expects workers to speak up about hazards.

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Building your own GPT

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Kristin Kautz, CPSM From The Zweig Letter AI assistants empower personalized and effective support that will save time and money, and enhance creativity and quality. Building your own AI assistants or GPTs (generative pre-trained transformers) opens up new avenues for every role, title, job, and skill in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry.

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Mortgage Rate Declines Could Boost Home Sales Following Months of Low Activity

The Pro Builder

Mortgage Rate Declines Could Boost Home Sales Following Months of Low Activity csweeney Fri, 05/10/2024 - 01:00 Encouraging economic news bumped mortgage applications up by 2.6% for the week ending May 3 Over the past couple of months, home sales fell as both asking prices and mortgage rates remained stubbornly elevated. The median U.S. monthly housing payment reached an all-time high of $2,894 during the four weeks ending May 5, a 14% increase from a year earlier.

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Data centers boom again, boost construction planning

Construction Dive

A flood of these megprojects entered the planning queue, reversing a two-month streak of contraction, according to the Dodge Construction Network.

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El Dorado Debuts Innovative New San Francisco R&D Building by Developer Spear St., “Purpose-Built for Next-Gen Creators”

Civil + Structural Engineer

Design architect El Dorado, with Josh Shelton and San Francisco firm Form4, unveil a sophisticated, zero-carbon R&D and light manufacturing hub in city’s Design District SAN FRANCISCO — Debuting one of the first all-electric, zero-carbon new buildings in the region, El Dorado has announced their completion of 300 Kansas, a future- looking laboratory, R&D and light industrial complex in Potrero Hill’s Design District, remarkable for its jewel-box glass facades and metal scrim.

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A No-fuss Record-keeping Guide For Your Construction Business

Contractor Bookkeeping

Managing a hectic schedule and complex projects can be challenging if you're a contractor. You must also ensure that your paperwork, documents, and contracts are in order. It's essential to keep a paper trail of your work and practice due diligence. Keeping all your working documents in order shows that you treat your business, customers, and subcontractors responsibly.

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Forecasting With Confidence: How Contractors Can Solve Four Common Challenges

At the highest level, contractors understand the importance of accurately predicting and preparing for variances in costs or schedules when delivering a construction project. In fact, leaders know it is essential to the profitability, cash flow and potential viability of projects. For that reason, forward-thinking decision-makers who know that forecasting is a complex process, also realize that this is not feasible by using out-of-date systems.

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Construction Industry Trends: April 2024 Roundup

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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Baltimore bridge rebuild expected to cost up to $1.9B

Construction Dive

The state of Maryland, which will soon receive a $350 million insurance payment, anticipates the new span’s completion in fall 2028.

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WSP ACQUIRES AKF, EXPANDING ITS PROPERTY & BUILDINGS PRACTICE ACROSS THE U.S. NORTHEAST

Civil + Structural Engineer

MONTREAL — WSP Global Inc. (TSX: WSP) (“WSP” or the “Corporation”) is pleased to announce the acquisition of AKF Group LLC (“AKF”). Headquartered in New York City, AKF is a specialized mechanical, electrical, and plumbing firm that designs complex healthcare, science and technology, and mission-critical facilities. Its 365 professionals operate throughout the eastern U.S., with an additional complementary presence in Mexico.

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40 years of the Thames Barrier: Protecting London from flooding until 2070

New Civil Engineer

The iconic Thames Barrier is celebrating the 40th anniversary of coming into operation while the Environment Agency is exploring how it will protect London from flooding from the Thames Estuary for the next 40 years. The post 40 years of the Thames Barrier: Protecting London from flooding until 2070 appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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The Art of Contingency Planning: Dealing with Unforeseen Costs

Contingency planning is a strategic plan to allocate resources, time, and money if “all hell breaks loose” on a project. It considers risk mitigation and planning for a worst-case scenario.  Contingency planning in construction is necessary. You're expected to throw in a percentage to cover a contingency plan in your estimates but is it enough? There is an art to this type of planning and, if project leaders aren’t careful, a contingency plan could cost the company a lot more than lapsed deadlin

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Balfour scoops Rolls-Royce nuclear sub plant expansion job

Construction News

Rolls-Royce has appointed Balfour Beatty as construction partner to double the size of an industrial complex used for key components of nuclear attack submarines. The aerospace and defence manufacturer selected the contractor to deliver expansion of its Raynesway site in Derby in line with increased… The post Balfour scoops Rolls-Royce nuclear sub plant expansion job appeared first on Construction News.

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Successful contractors don’t fight change. They embrace it.

Construction Dive

Know when it’s time to look beyond a “that’s how things have always been done” mentality, writes consultant Matt Verderamo.

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Hexagon acquires Xwatch to strengthen its construction safety portfolio

Civil + Structural Engineer

Hexagon, the global leader in digital reality solutions, combining sensor, software and autonomous technologies, today announced the acquisition of Xwatch Safety Solutions. Xwatch provides machine control hardware and software technologies designed to enhance safety protocols on construction sites. This includes height control, slew control, and rated capacity indication (RCI) for heavy machinery, allowing operators to limit an excavator’s height and set side boundaries to define a working

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Sisk wins Moderna lab fit-out

The Construction Index

John Sisk has been selected by Moderna as its preferred bidder to fit-out of its new UK drug manufacturing facility at the Moderna Innovation & Technology Centre (MITC) on the Harwell Science Campus in Oxfordshire.

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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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North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge to be completed by 2025

Construction Specifier

The Gordie Howe International Bridge, which began construction in 2018, will be completed by fall 2025. Photos source: Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority (www.gordiehoweinternationalbridge.com/en) The Gordie Howe International Bridge, which began construction in 2018, will be completed by fall 2025. This landmark bridge will connect Michigan to Ontario, Canada.

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Jacobs bullish on transportation, water, energy work

Construction Dive

Bob Pragada, chief of the Dallas-based contractor, hinted at more news in the semiconductor and data center space coming in the second half of 2024.

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Adair County Awarded Preserve Missouri 2024 Project of the Year Project with Veregy

Civil + Structural Engineer

St. Louis, Missouri – In a significant acknowledgment of its groundbreaking efforts in sustainability and economic efficiency, Adair County, in partnership with energy and sustainability frontrunner Veregy, proudly reveals its distinction as the Missouri Preservation 2024 Project of the Year in the Institutional/Civic Building Restoration category.

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Snowy Hydro 2.0 | Excavation of 28m diameter surge shaft passes 85m deep

New Civil Engineer

Engineers working on Australia’s Snowy 2.0 pumped hydroelectricity project have excavated about a third of the surge shaft, which will be 250m when complete. The post Snowy Hydro 2.0 | Excavation of 28m diameter surge shaft passes 85m deep appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Drive Profitability With a Construction-Specific ERP

For specialty contractors, using a construction software platform helps to lay the technological foundation required to support future growth and improved financial performance. Through integrated back office and field capabilities, you can improve how you bid, plan, staff, run, monitor, and close out self-performing projects, all while improving operational excellence.

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Faroe Islands town gets a landmark row club clad in timber

Construction Specifier

Klaskvik gets a landmark row club to celebrate Faroese sporting heritage. Photos courtesy Nic Lehoux Klaskvik, the second largest town in the Faroe Islands, is now home to a landmark row club designed by Danish architecture firm, Henning Larsen. Designed to celebrate the Faroese sports heritage, the core of the plan prioritizes pedestrian access and incorporates a children’s skating rink and row club adjacent to the central plaza.

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Construction Safety Week 2024 focuses on fall prevention

Construction Dive

In the 10th year of the annual event, contractors will stand down with OSHA to highlight hazards associated with working at heights.

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KPA Flex Software Enhances Construction Safety and Compliance with Advanced Features

Civil + Structural Engineer

WESTMINSTER, Colo. — KPA , a leading provider of Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) compliance solutions, announced the release of new features in the KPA Flex software platform that are specifically tailored for construction safety programs to streamline efficiency, increase real-time visibility, and foster a robust safety culture. To achieve better visibility into construction compliance, KPA Flex enables users to capture insights in the field through mobile and then provides rea

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Shetland Council criticises SSEN Transmission and contractor following significant peat slip

New Civil Engineer

Shetland Islands Council has warned SSEN Transmission that it must ensure its contractors are “aware of the unique nature of the environment in which they are working and are suitably prepared” after a significant peat slip tore through a work site for power upgrades in… The post Shetland Council criticises SSEN Transmission and contractor following significant peat slip appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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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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Workers exposed to asbestos during hotel demolition job

Construction News

The director of a Cornish housebuilder has been fined more than £60,000 after workers were exposed to asbestos during a hotel demolition job. Paul Stephens, director of Stephens Developers Ltd, pleaded guilty at Truro Crown Court to breaching asbestos regulations, according the Health and Safety… The post Workers exposed to asbestos during hotel demolition job appeared first on Construction News.

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Abandonments tick down, but more builds are being mothballed

Construction Dive

For public projects specifically, the abandonment reading is now lower than at any time since late January, according to ConstructConnect data.

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McCarthy Completes New Port of Beaumont Main Street Terminal

Civil + Structural Engineer

New roll on/roll off terminal will increase cargo capacity by 15% BEAUMONT, Texas – McCarthy Building Companies has completed construction on Port of Beaumont’s Main Street Terminal 1. The project included demolition of a failed dock structure and construction of a new state-of-the-art general cargo dock. The location of Port of Beaumont along the Texas Gulf Coast makes it the number one strategic military port in the country.

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HS2 passes halfway in excavation of 88km of bored tunnels for high-speed line

New Civil Engineer

The excavation of 88km of underground tunnels needed for the High Speed 2 (HS2) route from London to Birmingham is now more than halfway completed. The post HS2 passes halfway in excavation of 88km of bored tunnels for high-speed line appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Mace restructures to observe corporate governance code

The Construction Index

Mace is splitting its chair and chief executive roles and adding a raft of non-executive directors to its board to observe UK corporate best practice.

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