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Data Show Construction Sector Still Short on Skilled Labor

The Pro Builder

Data Show Construction Sector Still Short on Skilled Labor ibush Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:04 The construction job openings rate increased slightly during February, indicating an ongoing skilled labor shortage Looking at the overall economy, total job openings trended lower over the last year, which is consistent with a cooling economy. That's a positive sign for future inflation readings, according to the National Association of Home Builders' Eye On Housing.

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Skills crisis or productivity opportunity?

Construction News

Richard Robinson is deputy co-chair of the Construction Leadership Council and president of AtkinsRéalis UK and Ireland The recently published (and long-awaited) National Infrastructure and Construction Pipeline sets out £379bn of planned spend over the next decade, including £164bn of investment over the next two… The post Skills crisis or productivity opportunity?

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Rise of the machines: the technology making work at height safer

Construction News

Construction News looks at the technological innovations that are helping make work at height safer How the world has changed. In October 1932, the above photograph, entitled Lunch Atop a Skyscraper, was published in a New York newspaper. It depicted eleven ironworkers sitting on a… The post Rise of the machines: the technology making work at height safer appeared first on Construction News.

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5 Things Your New Kit Home Needs

Civil Engineer Blog

Kit homes are a great alternative to building a conventional home. Kit homes in Victoria and all over Australia are being erected because they are cost efficient and there are lots of designs to choose from. They can be built in as little as eight weeks and you can save a considerable amount of money […] The post 5 Things Your New Kit Home Needs first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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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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What is Lightweight Concrete? -Types, Uses and Advantages

The Constructor

What is Lightweight Concrete? Lightweight concrete is a specialized concrete mixture made with lightweight coarse aggregates, and sometimes lightweight fine aggregates, instead of traditional aggregates. This type of concrete possesses an in-place density (unit weight) typically ranging from 90 to 115 lb/ft³ (1440 to 1840 kg/m³), in contrast to the density of normal weight concrete, which […] The post What is Lightweight Concrete?

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Job openings inch up as layoffs, hirings soar

Construction Dive

Construction sectors powered by federal funds have high demands for labor, but private segments face slower growth, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors economist.

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10 Markets Where First-Time Homebuyers Can Get a Foot in the Door

The Pro Builder

10 Markets Where First-Time Homebuyers Can Get a Foot in the Door ibush Fri, 04/05/2024 - 00:42 Buying a home can be particularly challenging for first-time buyers in today's market, but these markets hold promise with more affordable options Affordability issues in today’s housing market make it especially challenging for first-time homebuyers. But there are some markets where the market is easier to break into, where there are more affordable options and there's less competition for starter h

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What is Bar Bending Schedule (BBS) in Construction?

Prodyogi

In reinforcement detailing of concrete, it is very important to keep an order in which a bar is fixed. The bars that are used are numbered appropriately as per the placement in the drawings and the schedules kept. Different bar bending schedule format can be followed by the construction industry. The British standard schedules and Indian standards are explained below.

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Indiana DOT, Purdue collaborate on highway that charges EVs

Construction Dive

Researchers will embed coils in a quarter-mile stretch of concrete roadway to produce a magnetic field that can recharge vehicles while they drive.

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Marine Oil Terminal: Keeping Up with Codes

Civil + Structural Engineer

PERI Delivers Flexible Formwork Solutions for Los Angeles Oil Terminal The Port of Los Angeles includes seven liquid petroleum build terminals comprising an area of more than 114 acres. The demand for production, transferring, processing, and storage of oil in the greater Los Angeles area drove stakeholders to ultimately invest in an upgrade to the Marine Oil Terminal and Wharf.

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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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OSHA Issues Final Rule for Jobsite Inspections

The Pro Builder

OSHA Issues Final Rule for Jobsite Inspections ibush Thu, 04/04/2024 - 12:59 The March 29 rule amends the existing OSHA regulation for who can accompany OSHA inspectors during workplace inspections During jobsite inspections, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) inspectors assess workplace conditions, review safety records, and interview employees to make sure employers are complying with regulations.

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Subsurface Sources of Water | Water Supply Engineering

Prodyogi

Subsurface sources of water are underground water sources that are used as a water supply system. These are mostly used for water supply by employing certain construction technologies to extract water from their main source i.e. groundwater. All subsurface sources of water must be utilized so that they are not depleted or polluted.

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Turner-led JV nabs $200M contract for Case Western Reserve University facility

Construction Dive

The construction team, which includes three local partners, will build the Cleveland, Ohio, university’s first new research structure in more than two decades.

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McCarthy Completes Two Container Yards, Continues Work at Port Houston

Civil + Structural Engineer

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has completed a $31.5M upgrade of the Barbours Cut Terminal Container Yards 4 North and 5 North for the Port Houston Authority. The project was part of a modernization program to increase cargo handling efficiency. McCarthy completed rehabilitation of the existing sites in an accelerated 13-month schedule, one month ahead of schedule.

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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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4 Dark Skies-Friendly Outdoor Light Fixtures

The Pro Builder

4 Dark Skies-Friendly Outdoor Light Fixtures ibush Wed, 04/03/2024 - 12:28 As advances in lighting technology have gradually flooded our world with more light, our city nightscapes—and many suburban nightscapes, too—are now dominated by the glow of artificial lighting from buildings, streets, signs, parking lots, and recreational facilities. Artificial lighting is important for safety, security, and navigation, but used excessively or inappropriately, it causes light pollution that has negative

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Difference Between Dampproofing and Waterproofing

Prodyogi

Dampproofing is performed to keep out the soil moisture or dampness from the building structure, while waterproofing is applied to keep moisture and liquid water away and from damaging the building structure. The American Concrete Institute (ACI 515.1) and the International Residential Code (IRC) mention waterproofing and dampproofing as follows.

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Caltrans taps Teichert for initial $1M Highway 1 response

Construction Dive

California’s highway department awarded an emergency contract to the Sacramento-based contractor after a slide temporarily stranded thousands of people over Easter weekend.

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Attend Zweig Group’s AEC Small Business & Entrepreneurship Forum: 

Civil + Structural Engineer

May 21, Atlanta, GA Calling all entrepreneurs and small businesses – Zweig Group is excited to host the 2024 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Forum, a one-day event gathering of AEC industry leaders of small firms (fewer than 75 FTE/and or less than 18 million in gross revenue). The event is scheduled to take place on May 21 at the Kimpton in Atlanta.

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How Today's Consumers Feel About Online Targeted Ads

The Pro Builder

How Today's Consumers Feel About Online Targeted Ads ibush Fri, 04/05/2024 - 11:54 Are consumer attitudes evolving when it comes to data-tracking practices online and the targeted advertising they see as a result of it? While digital marketing tools play a role in enhancing brand awareness and credibility in the market as well as providing engagement with your target audience, concerns about data-tracking and privacy are also a concern for consumers, and have been for years now.

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Development of Roads | History of Highway Construction

Prodyogi

We know that the invention of the wheel between 3500-5000 BC changed how we travel. Roman roads were a big deal for today's roads. When people say "All roads lead to Rome," it shows how important they were. Later on, the French, British, and modern macadam roads came along.

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Tight timelines, future-proofing key to stadium upgrades

Construction Dive

PCL Construction’s team breaks down its playbook for the numerous pro sports renovations it has completed across North America.

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Russelectric Emergency Power System Offers Redundant PLC Controls and Manual Backup Capability

Civil + Structural Engineer

Reliable paralleling switchgear ideal for emergency backup power Hingham, MA – Russelectric , A Siemens Business, a leading manufacturer of power control systems and automatic transfer switches, offers its robust and reliable Emergency Power System which provides backup power during a utility power loss. The paralleling switchgear systems offer redundant programmable logic controller (PLC) controls and manual backup capability.

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Senior jobs in sector still out of reach for women as gender pay gap stays the same

New Civil Engineer

Gender pay gap data from the last financial year shows that women are not moving into senior positions at consultancies and contractors operating in the UK. The post Senior jobs in sector still out of reach for women as gender pay gap stays the same appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Construction Industry Trends: March 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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DC’s $8.8B Union Station upgrade moves forward

Construction Dive

The 13-year megaproject would include modernized tracks and platforms, a new train hall and an underground garage.

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Living the Dream: PAE Engineers’ HQ Embodies an Aspirational Vision

Civil + Structural Engineer

PAE Engineers enjoys a unique symbol of its brand identity – the company’s Portland headquarters office, which is the world’s first developer-driven Living Building. In this article, we look at how PAE Engineers achieved the multiple benefits of creating a sustainable, resilient and cost-effective speculative mixed-use building that serves as its main office, as well as an investment property, marketing jewel and beacon of the firm’s vision, mission, principles and values.

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Mace completes world’s ‘Longest Cantilevered Building’ in Dubai

New Civil Engineer

Mace has completed the “complex” construction of One Za’abeel, a new addition to the Dubai skyline, which features a record breaking 230m steel and glass skybridge. The post Mace completes world’s ‘Longest Cantilevered Building’ in Dubai appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Kier signs small nuclear reactor research deal

Construction News

Kier has announced that it will help develop small modular reactors (SMR) with US firm X-Energy. The contractor has signed a memorandum of understanding with X-Energy and Babcock subsidiary Cavendish Nuclear to collaborate on the new technology. The firms will have access to £3.34m from… The post Kier signs small nuclear reactor research deal appeared first on Construction News.

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Project abandonments spike

Construction Dive

Outright cancellations increased 7% over the past month, fueled by publicly funded projects, according to ConstructConnect.

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Ruby+ Associates Founder David Ruby Retires After 60+ Year Career 

Civil + Structural Engineer

BINGHAM FARMS, MI — Ruby+Associates, a Degenkolb Company, is officially announcing that the firm’s former Chairman and Founding Principal David I. Ruby, PE, SE, has retired. Mr. Ruby’s structural engineering career spans over 60 years working for steel fabricators, erectors, contractors, and architects, all the while developing his passion for constructability.

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Contractor sought for £35M design and build of reloacted Waterbeach station near Cambridge

New Civil Engineer

Cambridgeshire County Council is seeking a contractor for a £35M contract to design and build the new Waterbeach railway station. The post Contractor sought for £35M design and build of reloacted Waterbeach station near Cambridge appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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IIT Madras Requirement 2024 for Technical Officer and Junior Technical Superintendent | 24-04-2024

Construction Placements

IIT Madras Requirement 2024 for Technical Officer and Junior Technical Superintendent | 24-04-2024 IIT Madras Requirement 2024 for Technical Officer and Junior Technical Superintendent, last date to apply is 24-04-2024 The post IIT Madras Requirement 2024 for Technical Officer and Junior Technical Superintendent | 24-04-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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New York GC opens new headquarters

Construction Dive

Forte Construction’s Long Island office, spanning 30,000 square feet, underwent significant upgrades including a complete interior renovation and exterior enhancements.

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Concrete Resources for Civil and Structural Engineers

Civil + Structural Engineer

The American Concrete Institute is a leading authority and resource worldwide for the development, dissemination, and adoption of its consensus-based standards, technical resources, educational programs, and proven expertise. Founded in 1904, the Institute has been helping Individuals and organizations involved in concrete design, construction, and materials, who share a commitment to pursuing the best use of concrete, for more than a century.