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Defining a Construction Budget: The 2024 Cheat Sheet

Build LLC Blog

BUILD breaks down the construction and project costs for a challenging economy with an update to our Construction Budget Cheat-sheet The post Defining a Construction Budget: The 2024 Cheat Sheet appeared first on BUILD Blog.

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Construction misclassifies up to 20% of workers, researcher says

Construction Dive

Paying workers off the books robs them of their benefits and hurts contractors who follow the rules by making them less competitive, said a Century Foundation researcher.

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SIGNIFICANT UPDATE TO POST-TENSIONED SLAB-ON-GROUND DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION

Civil + Structural Engineer

Coming to the new 2024 International Residential Code (IRC) LAS VEGAS – Today, the Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) announced the launch of its Stronger Standards, Exceptional Structures campaign, in preparation for the release of the new 2024 International Residential Code (IRC). The International Code Council (ICC) is set to release the new IRC, which includes a significant update related to post-tensioned slab-on-ground design and construction.

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A Startup Turns Concrete into a Carbon Capture Solution

The Pro Builder

A Startup Turns Concrete into a Carbon Capture Solution qpurcell Mon, 01/22/2024 - 09:41 Cement and concrete production generates as much as 9% of all human CO2 emissions. But what if concrete could go from environmental liability to environmental asset? That’s what startup Carbon Limit aims to achieve with its CaptureCrete product. Here’s how it works: A powder additive, CaptureCrete consists of natural minerals that are highly reactive to carbon dioxide.

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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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Effective Marketing For Diverse Construction Job Categories

Construction Marketing

In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, where precision meets creativity and innovation, effective marketing strategies are paramount for attracting top-tier talent across diverse construction job categories. That said, this article will unravel strategies that resonate with professionals, from those who meticulously plan projects to those who wield the tools on-site.

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What contractors need to know for 2024

Construction Dive

It’s anyone’s guess what will happen in the next 12 months, but these insights from construction pros can help bring the year into focus.

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Transforming Hotels Into Housing in San Jose

The Pro Builder

Transforming Hotels Into Housing in San Jose ibush Fri, 01/26/2024 - 07:18 Using state and city funds, San Jose, Calif., is embarking on repurposing another of the city's hotels to create much-needed housing In downtown San Jose, Calif., a motor inn site will be redeveloped into housing over the next five years, the city's mayor Matt Mahan has announced.

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Specifying fiber-reinforced polymer technology in new curtain wall technology

Construction Specifier

Photos courtesy Deceuninck North America. By Greg Koch As energy codes and sustainability standards continue to drive industry innovation, specifiers can now choose curtain wall systems that waste significantly less energy than their predecessors. Some manufacturers are using fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) technology to create curtain wall components, reinforcements, and pressure plates that can be incorporated into the hollow chambers of aluminum frames to significantly bolster the system’s ove

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Contractors should brace for weaker conditions: AIA

Construction Dive

On the heels of “surprisingly strong” performance in 2023, a new report predicts that declining property values, tighter credit and higher input costs will hamstring growth this year and next.

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Ware Malcomb Begins Work on New KeHE Distributors Location in Elkton, FL

Civil + Structural Engineer

ELKTON, Fla. – Ware Malcomb , an award-winning international design firm, today announced the beginning of work on a new office and distribution facility for KeHE Distributors® , located in Elkton, FL. Ware Malcomb’s Oak Brook, IL office is providing architecture, interior design, and branding services for the 530,474 square foot build-to-suit project.

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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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Hottest Home Features Across the Nation

The Pro Builder

Hottest Home Features Across the Nation ibush Mon, 01/22/2024 - 22:45 While built-in storage is popular in several southern states, water features win in drier locations, and open plans are preferred, it turns out the sunken tub is also making a comeback. Analysts at home-service plan provider Frontdoor recently ranked home features based on the number of average daily views home listings containing each feature received on real-estate marketplace Zillow.

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‘At risk’ M42 overbridge servicing HS2 construction to be demolished following spate of collisions

New Civil Engineer

A bridge over the M42 near Birmingham that was hit twice by HGVs in the space of a week is to be demolished. National Highways made the determination following investigations last week, after the bridge was struck by two lorries using the motorway underneath it… The post ‘At risk’ M42 overbridge servicing HS2 construction to be demolished following spate of collisions appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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3 infrastructure trends for 2024

Construction Dive

The civil sector will confront a shifting regulatory landscape, burgeoning digitalization and evolving procurement norms this year.

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American Concrete Pavement Association Announces Expanded Role Supporting Sustainability and Resilience in Infrastructure

Civil + Structural Engineer

ROSEMONT, Ill. – Earlier today at the World of Concrete, the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) outlined its expanding role in helping DOTs, owners and other decision makers meet challenges such as rising inflation and new Federal funding structures. In 2024, the association will build on its 2023 white paper, “Concrete Pavement’s Role in a Sustainable, Resilient Future,” with the addition of tools and resources that help decision-makers meet global challenges while making d

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Luxury-house builder collapses into administration

Construction News

Luxury-house builder Kenham Building has called in administrators, with all staff made redundant. The west London firm appointed ReSolve partners Cameron Gunn and Chris Farrington as administrators after encountering cashflow problems. Kenham operated for 25 years but hit technical challenges related to groundworks on a… The post Luxury-house builder collapses into administration appeared first on Construction News.

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Oklahoma City development to feature tallest tower in U.S.

Construction Specifier

A rendering of The Boardwalk at Bricktown. Images courtesy AO. Real estate developer, Matteson Capital, and architecture firm, Architects Orange (AO), are pursuing a height variance in Oklahoma City for The Boardwalk at Bricktown. If approved, the development’s Legends Tower will stand as the tallest in the U.S. and fifth tallest globally, reaching 581 m (1,907 ft) to symbolize the year of Oklahoma’s admission as the 46 th state.

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Meta picks Indiana for $800M data center campus

Construction Dive

Turner Construction will start work on the 700,000-square-foot facility this month, with completion slated for 2026.

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Hancock Associates Announces Semi-Retirement of Don Frydryk, PE, PLS

Civil + Structural Engineer

Danvers, MA — Hancock Associates, a leading provider of land surveying, civil engineering and wetland science services, has announced the semi-retirement of Don Frydryk PE, PLS. Don joined Hancock Associates as a Regional Office Manager when the firm acquired Sherman & Frydryk, LLC, a land surveying and civil engineering firm located in Palmer, Massachusetts.

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Mayday for almost 8,000 construction firms

Construction News

Financial woes in the construction sector deepened in the fourth quarter (Q4) of last year with 7,849 firms now on the brink of collapse, according to Begbies Traynor. In its latest quarterly Red Flag Alert – issued today (22 January) – the insolvency practitioner added… The post Mayday for almost 8,000 construction firms appeared first on Construction News.

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Battery-Powered Equipment Electrifies Jobsites

For Construction Pros

As contractors continue to realize the advantages of battery-powered equipment, the industry is poised for transformation, and manufacturers are ready to help meet the new demand.

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Gilbane breaks ground on $550M Philadelphia Amtrak station

Construction Dive

The aging William H. Gray III 30th Street Station is one of the busiest intercity passenger railroad facilities in the U.S.

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New York City’s Iconic “Lunch atop a Skyscraper” Reimagined in a Thrilling, Yet Safe, 21st Century Attraction

Civil + Structural Engineer

New York, NY – Decades before OSHA or the implementation of stringent safety regulations, a daring group of workers perched over the bustling streets of Manhattan on a steel beam during the construction of the 66-story, 850-foot-tall Rockefeller Center. These fearless individuals wore cloth caps, smoked cigarettes, and enjoyed their lunch with no harnesses or fall protection.

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Tactical issues for renovating university research buildings

BDC Network

Tactical issues for renovating university research buildings 0 qpurcell Thu, 01/25/2024 - 13:30 Laboratories Matthew Plecity, AIA, ASLA, Principal, GBBN, highlights the connection between the built environment and laboratory research, and weighs the benefits of renovation vs. new construction. Matthew Plecity, AIA, ASLA University Buildings Laboratories Designers Architects Reconstruction & Renovation It is an underappreciated fact that scientific work is closely connected to the built environme

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Superior Construction is reinforcing the built environment across the Carolinas as we learn in our conversation with Richard Kirkman, PE 

Construction Today

There are many man-made marvels often taken for aesthetic value, rather than the ingenuity required to create them. However, in the case of the Ashley River Crossing pedestrian bridge, both are applicable. Located in Charleston, South Carolina, the bridge will be the first cable-stayed movable pedestrian structure in the country. Its hydraulic swing span components will allow the bridge to open… Source The post Superior Construction is reinforcing the built environment across the

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MIT researchers develop AI-based robot training model

Construction Dive

A combination of language-, visual- and action-based techniques could help machines learn tasks faster in fields including construction and manufacturing.

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GCRE advances 15 rail innovations to concept stage including hyperTunnel demonstrator

New Civil Engineer

The Global Centre of Rail Excellence (GCRE) has revealed the 15 rail innovations that will be made reality at the facility, including an underpass made with hyperTunnel’s swarm construction. The post GCRE advances 15 rail innovations to concept stage including hyperTunnel demonstrator appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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California’s iconic outsider architecture property set for restoration

Construction Specifier

Page & Turnbull, in collaboration with the Glendora Historical Society, has unveiled plans to preserve the iconic Rubel Castle Historic District near Los Angeles, an eccentric and monumental folk-art environment. Photo courtesy Page & Turnbull. Page & Turnbull, a national architecture firm, in collaboration with the Glendora Historical Society, has unveiled plans to preserve the iconic Rubel Castle Historic District.

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RFCL Recruitment 2024 for Attendant Gr.I | 39 Posts | 22-02-2024

Construction Placements

RFCL Recruitment 2024 for Attendant Gr.I | 39 Posts | 22-02-2024 RFCL Recruitment 2024 for Attendant Gr.I with 39 Post vacancies, last date to apply for this job is 22-02-2024 The post RFCL Recruitment 2024 for Attendant Gr.I | 39 Posts | 22-02-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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AP exec sees growth in office conversion market

Construction Dive

Adolfson & Peterson’s Will Pender says the firm is seeing a record demand for projects that transform vacant workspaces into housing.

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Danish investors launch venture to develop energy island projects globally

New Civil Engineer

Danish investment firm Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has launched a venture to drive the global energy island market, starting with an initial portfolio of 10 international schemes. The post Danish investors launch venture to develop energy island projects globally appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Unite wins tribunal ruling over Tolent

Construction News

Tolent has lost a tribunal case after it failed to consult Unite before making hundreds of redundancies when it entered administration last year. Unite was a recognised trade union for skilled, unskilled and craft employees of Tolent, the £200m-turnover contractor based in Gateshead that collapsed… The post Unite wins tribunal ruling over Tolent appeared first on Construction News.

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WAPCOS Recruitment 2024 for Field Engineer and Supervisor

Construction Placements

WAPCOS Recruitment 2024 for Field Engineer and Supervisor WAPCOS Ltd. (A Govt. of India Undertaking) intends to invite applications for the engagement of Engineers and Finance Official The post WAPCOS Recruitment 2024 for Field Engineer and Supervisor appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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New Gilbane Building Co. boss sees strong growth fueled by record backlog

Construction Dive

Adam Jelen, the third CEO to lead the Providence, Rhode Island, builder since 2022, talks about succession, artificial intelligence and employee development.

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National Highways ‘confident’ it has capacity to complete roads projects

New Civil Engineer

The head of England’s roads authority National Highways, chief executive Nick Harris, has said he is confident that the body will be able to deliver the projects it responsible for under the third road investment strategy (RIS3). The post National Highways ‘confident’ it has capacity to complete roads projects appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Hinkley Point faces £10bn cost hike and four-year delay

Construction News

EDF has estimated that Hinkley Point C could cost up to £46bn and take another four years to complete. The French state-owned client said that the first reactor will not be in use until at least 2029, two years later than the most recent 2027… The post Hinkley Point faces £10bn cost hike and four-year delay appeared first on Construction News.