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Commerce Department wants more women in construction

Construction Dive

To capitalize on the CHIPS and Science Act and other federal funding, the agency has called on the industry to invest in equitable hiring practices and supportive services.

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Younger Generations Would Like to Own a Home, Boomers Say They’d Rather Rent

The Pro Builder

Younger Generations Would Like to Own a Home, Boomers Say They’d Rather Rent csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:57 Report shows Baby Boomers enjoy freedoms provided to them by renting versus owning a home Members of Generation Z and Millenials are hoping to become homeowners, with a recent report showing 70% of current renters are worried about not being able to invest in their future due to current housing market conditions.

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Proof That Career and Technical Education Programs Are Gaining Popularity

The Pro Builder

Proof That Career and Technical Education Programs Are Gaining Popularity csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 10:58 In keeping with a wider national trend, data show an 18% increase in Colorado high schoolers participating in career and technical education programs In a show of optimism for the construction industry and skilled trades, an apprenticeship school in Colorado Springs, Colo., is seeing heightened enrollment numbers following the high school graduation season, KOAA News 5 reports.

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Flash over substance

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Jeremy Clarke , Director, Executive Search & Recruitment, Zweig Group From The Zweig Letter Focus your firm’s retention strategy on offering meaningful benefits that are in alignment with core human needs. Here’s a quote to help provoke some mental stimulation: “People want to want more than they want to have, and so the shallow satisfaction of having is always replaced by more wanting.

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Switching to a Robust ERP Designed for Construction: 10 Essential Factors To Consider

For construction firms striving for operational excellence, the right ERP is a game-changer. Upgrading your construction ERP is essential for optimizing operations, enhancing decision-making, and driving growth. By downloading "10 Factors to Consider When Switching Your Construction ERP," you will learn: The importance of adaptability and scalability in ERP solutions.

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A303 Stonehenge Tunnel delayed again as legal challenge upheld

New Civil Engineer

Start of work on National Highways’ £1.7bn Stonehenge Tunnel scheme on the A303 is indefinitely delayed after the Court of Appeal upheld campaigners’ case against the scheme. The post A303 Stonehenge Tunnel delayed again as legal challenge upheld appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Heat-related laws in Texas, Florida, Phoenix to be put to the test

Construction Dive

As summer begins, some states prevent cities from mandating water breaks. Still, there are commonsense practices to protect workers from soaring temperatures.

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Craig Wyatt to lead Florida Panhandle Operations, Business Development

Civil + Structural Engineer

JACKSON, Miss. – Neel-Schaffer is excited to announce Craig Wyatt, PE, as the new Florida Panhandle Area Manager. With nearly two decades of experience in transportation engineering and inspection, with a focus on state transportation projects, Craig brings extensive expertise to his new role. He will lead all Florida Panhandle operations and business development efforts, based in the firm’s Chipley Office.

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Del Mar Energy: Fueling India’s Energy Independence

CCR Magazine

In the heart of Punjab, India, stands a monument to progress and innovation in the energy sector – the Guru Gobind Singh Refinery. This landmark project, completed in 2012, exemplifies the commitment of Del Mar Energy to advancing the oil and gas industry while fostering economic growth and energy security in India. Project Overview The Guru Gobind Singh Refinery, located in Bathinda, Punjab, is a testament to Del Mar Energy’s expertise in executing complex energy infrastructure projects.

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Tesla data center delay highlights industrywide challenges

Construction Dive

Elon Musk reportedly fired the director of infrastructure for the firm’s facility in Austin, Texas. Finding a replacement could prove tough, even as more firms enter the space.

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Go Beyond Traditional Enforcement Methods and Put Employees First to Really Build a Culture of Safety

The Pro Builder

Go Beyond Traditional Enforcement Methods and Put Employees First to Really Build a Culture of Safety csweeney Tue, 05/21/2024 - 12:36 Why focusing on relationship-building and employee engagement is more effective for promoting jobsite safety Building a culture around safety is an important component in the success of a jobsite, and according to Occupational Health & Safety, company leaders can prioritize this by emphasizing the human aspect of jobsite safety.

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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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Justin Reeves, PE, LEED AP, Promoted to Business Group Director at Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc.

Civil + Structural Engineer

Fort Worth, Texas — Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) announces the promotion of Justin Reeves, PE, LEED AP, vice president, to North Texas infrastructure business group director. With an engineering background that spans more than two decades, Reeves has served in technical and management roles for water and wastewater treatment planning; pipeline modeling, planning, design, construction and management; and rehabilitation and design of roadway and drainage systems. “I exten

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National Grid ‘not lattice steel junkies’ but needs above ground transmission infrastructure

New Civil Engineer

Overhead pylons and powerlines are essential for the energy transition as they are the least environmentally impactful and most affordable way of transmitting electricity, according to National Grid. The post National Grid ‘not lattice steel junkies’ but needs above ground transmission infrastructure appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Builders embrace the megaproject boom

Construction Dive

There are key ways to de-risk multibillion-dollar jobs like the Gateway Program in New York and New Jersey, according to panelists at a recent webinar.

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Construction Tech Reshaping Tomorrow’s Cities

For Construction Pros

By leveraging innovation, we can overcome communicative and organizational challenges, attract new talent, and drive the industry into a new era of progress and efficiency.

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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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The Rise of Electrical Engineers in Transportation Signals Industry Shift

Civil + Structural Engineer

As technology becomes more advanced and sophisticated in transportation, a new trend is emerging: the need for electrical engineering. Despite being fewer in number compared to civil engineers, the role of electrical engineers in transportation is becoming more prominent, and DRMP is at the forefront. The presence of electrical engineers in the transportation sector is not just important, it’s crucial.

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Project team overcomes challenges of resurfacing Antarctic runway

New Civil Engineer

Resurfacing a runway in Antarctica required extensive planning to overcome the challenges presented by its extremely remote location. The post Project team overcomes challenges of resurfacing Antarctic runway appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Turner goes all in on EV tech for carbon reduction

Construction Dive

The New York City-based contractor has committed to making its vehicle fleet electric by 2028 while piloting low-emission equipment on various projects.

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More delays for Stonehenge tunnel as project returns to court

The Construction Index

Campaigners against the Stonehenge tunnel project have been given permission to appeal a High Court ruling that cleared National Highways’ development consent order.

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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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CPS: No Grenfell charges likely before end of 2026

Construction News

Firms under police investigation over the construction of Grenfell Tower are unlikely to find out if they face charges before the end of 2026, according to official prosecutors. The Metropolitan Police expects to receive the Grenfell Inquiry’s phase two report later this year. It will… The post CPS: No Grenfell charges likely before end of 2026 appeared first on Construction News.

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Sizewell C | Uncertainty surrounds final investment decision as parliamentary session shortened

New Civil Engineer

The final investment decision (FID) for Sizewell C has been thrown into limbo by the early dissolution of parliament, with prime minister Rishi Sunak having called an election for 4 July. The post Sizewell C | Uncertainty surrounds final investment decision as parliamentary session shortened appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Microsoft plows $3.3B into data center at former Foxconn site

Construction Dive

The software giant, which previously committed $1 billion to the project, has increased its promised expenditure amid a surge of data center activity.

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Ohio university gets hub for energy research and development

Construction Specifier

The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center (EAIC) at Ohio State University (OSU) is an experiential hub for energy research and technology. Photo courtesy Michael Moran Images The Energy Advancement and Innovation Center (EAIC) is an experiential hub for energy research and technology incubation at Ohio State University (OSU). The 6,038 m 2 (65,000 sf) facility will support research and development of the next generation of smart energy systems, renewable energy, and green mobility.

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Boost Profitability: Invest in a Construction Software Platform Today

To maximize your construction firm's profitability with a construction-specific software platform, your firm will be able to streamline every aspect of your operations. By design, this next-generation solution should offer unified functionality, replacing outdated systems and providing key capabilities including job costing, contract development, resource planning, and more.

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Sisk confirms £300m Man City stand win

Construction News

11aJohn Sisk & Son has confirmed that it is building the new North Stand for Manchester City FC’s Etihad Stadium. Construction News reported last July that the contractor was in talks about the £300m job. Today’s announcement is Sisk's first official recognition that a main… The post Sisk confirms £300m Man City stand win appeared first on Construction News.

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Network Rail submits plan to turn east London brownfield site into freight logistics hub

New Civil Engineer

Network Rail Property has submitted an outline mastrerplan to regenerate a 12ha brownfield site in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site in East London into an integrated rail freight logistics hub. The post Network Rail submits plan to turn east London brownfield site into freight logistics hub appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Precast concrete enhances functionality, presenter says

Construction Dive

Jim Schneider highlighted use cases of three different buildings during a session at the National Institute of Building Sciences’ conference in Washington, D.C., Thursday.

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Tracking Construction Business Finances Through QuickBooks Desktop

Contractor Bookkeeping

The power of effective bookkeeping using QuickBooks Desktop - plus an Important Update from Intuit. Keeping track of sales, earnings, expenses, and purchases is fundamental to your construction business's overall health and sustainability. Effective bookkeeping produces the data you need to evaluate your current practices, anticipate challenges, and set attainable future goals.

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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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Concept designs unveiled for Melton LXRPs

Roads Online

View of the new road bridge at Ferris Road, looking south at Cobblebank Village. Image: Victorian Government. The Victorian Government has released concept designs for two level crossing removals at Melton, in Melbourne’s west with the works set to make the region boom gate free by 2026. All up, these works will deliver level crossing removals for four crossings (at Coburns Road, Exford Road, Ferris Road and Hopkins Road), which is expected to ease congestion for 73,000 vehicles daily.

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Met Office has issued nearly 4,000 space weather notifications since 2014

New Civil Engineer

The Met Office has issued 3,808 notifications from its Space Weather Operations Centre (Moswoc) to clients including infrastructure owners since it started sending the alerts in 2014. The post Met Office has issued nearly 4,000 space weather notifications since 2014 appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Walsh-Herzog JV completes $650M Indiana rail expansion

Construction Dive

The two-phase, double-track project improves safety for riders and reduces travel times between Michigan City, Indiana, and Chicago.

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Oregon high school begins $253 rebuild project

Construction Specifier

The complete rebuild of Beaverton High School (BHS) will comprise a 27,917 m2 (300,500 sf), three-story building. Photo courtesy BRIC Architecture Beaverton High School (BHS), the oldest high school in the city and the largest project in the bond, has broken ground on its complete rebuild. The project, undertaken by Skanksa, will comprise a 27,917 m 2 (300,500 sf), three-story building with a 1,439 m 2 (15,500 sf) enclosed courtyard.

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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.