May, 2024

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Free trade hurdle cleared, but who will it help?

The Construction Index

The government reckons that the UK’s imminent entry of an Asia-Pacific free trade agreement is going to have big benefits for UK construction Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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Placing AI Front and Center for Infrastructure Week

Civil + Structural Engineer

By Andrew Anagnost, President & CEO, Autodesk Critical investment in infrastructure is top of mind for governments and businesses; however, to be successful in building for the future, we need to unlock the potential of AI. This past Monday marked the start of Infrastructure Week, which comes as investment in infrastructure is being prioritized for the first time in decades by both the government and the private sector.

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Legal challenge against £1.5bn Net Zero Teesside Power project raises wider questions on CCUS

New Civil Engineer

A judicial review of the consent for gas fired power station Net Zero Teesside Power (NZT Power) could have implications for the UK’s wider energy transition, including carbon capture usage and storage (CCUS) schemes. The post Legal challenge against £1.5bn Net Zero Teesside Power project raises wider questions on CCUS appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Revolutionizing Construction Management: The Power of Construction Field Inspection Software.

iField Smart

Revolutionizing Construction Management: The Power of Construction Field Inspection Software. In the dynamic world of construction management, precision, efficiency, and safety are paramount. In today’s digital age, where technology permeates every aspect of our lives, the construction industry is not left untouched. The advent of construction field inspection software has transformed the landscape of construction management, offering unparalleled benefits in streamlining processes, enhanc

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Percentage of women in construction hits new post-Covid low

Construction News

More women than men have left construction careers over the past year, according to the latest official figures. The proportion of women in construction careers has steadily declined over the past year, leading an overall downward trend in the number of people employed in the… The post Percentage of women in construction hits new post-Covid low appeared first on Construction News.

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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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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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More money needed for infrastructure fixes: ASCE

Construction Dive

Headwinds such as supply chain challenges and extreme weather are keeping the investment gap from being noticeably reduced, the American Society of Civil Engineers said in a report released Monday.

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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Begins Concourse D Upgrade

Civil + Structural Engineer

As program manager, WSP provides comprehensive support for innovative modular construction plan at world’s busiest airport. ATLANTA — WSP, a leading engineering, environment and professional services consultancy, joined airport, city and federal leaders, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, for the start of a long-awaited expansion of Concourse D at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

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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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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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Top 50 Piping Engineer Interview Questions and Answers

Construction Placements

Top 50 Piping Engineer Interview Questions and Answers Prepare for your next piping engineer job interview with our comprehensive list of the top 50 most asked questions and their detailed answers. Gain insights into common topics and boost your confidence. The post Top 50 Piping Engineer Interview Questions and Answers appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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£1bn hospital ‘highly unlikely’ to be built by deadline

Construction News

A north-east London hospital the government promised would be built by 2030 is set to miss the deadline, a project boss has admitted. It is now “highly unlikely” construction will start on the new Whipps Cross Hospital before 2025 and finish before the end of… The post £1bn hospital ‘highly unlikely’ to be built by deadline appeared first on Construction News.

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Customers wanted for tunnel fit-out robot

The Construction Index

A consortium of mechanical and civil engineering, and robotics specialists have developed a machine that could eliminate manual labour from fitting out tunnels.

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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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Love & Asphalt | No Edge Lines Season 2 Episode 1

For Construction Pros

Brandon heads to his first-ever World of Asphalt in Nashville, TN, where he walks the showroom floor, talks to attendees, and ultimately ends up on a river boat party. Checkout the first episode of an all-new season of No Edge Lines.

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Plans revealed for £3bn Loch Ness pumped hydro project that will be ‘most efficient in the UK’

New Civil Engineer

Glen Earrach Energy (GEE) has announced its plans to build a £2-3bn, 2GW pumped hydro energy storage facility (PHES) at the Balmacaan Estate in Scotland, next to Loch Ness. The post Plans revealed for £3bn Loch Ness pumped hydro project that will be ‘most efficient in the UK’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Latest Advances in Construction Equipment Technology in 2024 and Beyond

Construction Placements

Latest Advances in Construction Equipment Technology in 2024 and Beyond In 2024, the construction industry is embracing cutting-edge technologies like autonomous vehicles, electric equipment, and AI-driven systems to enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability. Discover how these advancements are revolutionizing construction practices and shaping the future of the industry.

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Construction tops fresh insolvency table

Construction News

Another 310 construction companies became insolvent in March, the latest official figures have revealed. This took the rolling annual total of business failures in the sector to 4,274, the highest number of any industry measured. Construction was responsible for around one in six insolvencies in… The post Construction tops fresh insolvency table appeared first on Construction News.

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Watchdog spots flaws in biodiversity net gain enforcement

The Construction Index

A government requirement for developers to deliver biodiversity net gain on their build projects in England is open to abuse and not being run well, according to the National Audit Office.

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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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NIC review: ‘do nothing’ scenario for rail infrastructure in cancelled HS2 area ‘not sustainable’

New Civil Engineer

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) has warned that not upgrading rail infrastructure north of Bimringham that that the cancelled High Speed 2 (HS2) Phase 2 was due to serve is not a sustainable option. The post NIC review: ‘do nothing’ scenario for rail infrastructure in cancelled HS2 area ‘not sustainable’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Finding the Right Construction Technology Solutions for Your Project

Construction Placements

Finding the Right Construction Technology Solutions for Your Project Selecting the right construction technology is crucial for project success. Learn how to identify, evaluate, and implement the best solutions for your construction needs. The post Finding the Right Construction Technology Solutions for Your Project appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Bam aware of Manchester arena ductwork issues weeks ago

Construction News

Bam Construction discovered ductwork problems at its thrice-delayed £365m Manchester arena project during acoustic tests last month, Construction News can reveal. A letter to council officers flagging the issue has come to light, hours after an air conditioning failure last night caused the last-minute cancellation… The post Bam aware of Manchester arena ductwork issues weeks ago appeared first on Construction News.

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Artisan plans summer start for Saltaire Riverside

The Construction Index

With demolition nearly complete, construction of the Saltaire Riverside development is on course to start this summer Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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How tech can level construction’s playing field

Construction Dive

Tools like artificial intelligence and blockchain can help fill labor gaps while building a more diverse and innovative workforce, writes a contech executive.

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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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UK does not have capacity or workforce to deliver major infrastructure projects, Committee finds

New Civil Engineer

The UK does not have the capacity of workforce to deliver the government’s portfolio of planned major infrastructure projects, the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has warned. The post UK does not have capacity or workforce to deliver major infrastructure projects, Committee finds appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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How Smart Construction Technology Transforming Construction Industry

Construction Placements

How Smart Construction Technology Transforming Construction Industry the construction industry is undergoing a transformative shift with the integration of smart construction technology. This approach leverages advanced tools such as IoT, AI, robotics, and drones to enhance efficiency, safety, and sustainability on construction sites. As the industry embraces these innovations, smart construction technology is poised to revolutionize traditional practices, setting new standards for excellence an

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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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