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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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Hundreds of Bridge Repair and Replacement Projects Will Launch Soon

Civil + Structural Engineer

by Mary Scott Nabers It is shocking to realize that more than 42% of America’s 617,000 bridges are more than half a century old, and one-third of them are in dire need of repair or replacement. Even more sobering is the fact that 46,000 U.S. bridges are considered structurally deficient or in poor condition, given that 178 million trips are made on them daily.

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Which US Housing Markets Are the Hottest?

The Pro Builder

Which US Housing Markets Are the Hottest? ibush Tue, 02/13/2024 - 09:55 Denver once again tops the list of the hottest MSAs overall on the U.S. News Housing Market Index, exhibiting a mix of strengths including a positive ratio of building permits to job growth Once again, Denver is at the top of the list of the hottest housing markets overall based on December 2023 data from the U.S.

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HS2 | Two more sinkholes form on Chilterns tunnelling route

New Civil Engineer

Two more sinkholes have opened up within five days of each other along the route of tunnelling for High Speed 2’s (HS2's) Chiltern tunnels. The post HS2 | Two more sinkholes form on Chilterns tunnelling route appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Guide to Business Writing

Everything you need to know about better business writing in one place. This is a complete guide to business writing — from a clear business writing definition to tips on how to hone your business writing skills.

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NHS chief reveals two-year pause on new Scottish hospital projects

Construction News

The Scottish Government has ruled out new hospital construction projects until 2026 at the earliest, a key figure has claimed. NHS Lothian finance director Craig Marriott said ministers north of the border had told local health chiefs that they would be waiting “at least” two… The post NHS chief reveals two-year pause on new Scottish hospital projects appeared first on Construction News.

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Top 2024 AI Construction Trends: According to the Experts

Autodesk Construction Cloud

To say that AI was the hottest tech-related topic of 2023 would be an understatement. Virtually every industry—from retail and advertising to healthcare and finance—has embraced its potential. The construction sector is no exception. According to Deloitte , AI and advanced data analytics technology could bring cost savings of 10% to 15% for construction projects.

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ABC criticizes U.S. Department of Labor’s independent contractor rule

Construction Specifier

The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) expresses strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule on independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Photo courtesy Bigstock. Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) expresses strong opposition to the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) final rule on independent contractors under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

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Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses

BDC Network

Disability and architecture: ADA and universal design at college campuses 0 qpurcell Fri, 02/09/2024 - 11:30 Higher Education To help people with disabilities feel part of the campus community, higher education institutions and architects must strive to create settings that not only adhere to but also exceed ADA guidelines. Higher Education University Buildings Designers Architects “It sounded like a semitruck was coming,” said Adam Wouk, manager of disability services at Joliet Junior College,

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PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) | 544 Posts | 01-03-2024

Construction Placements

PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) | 544 Posts | 01-03-2024 PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) with 544 Posts vacancies, last date to apply is 01-03-2024 The post PSPCL Recruitment 2024 for Junior Engineer (JE) | 544 Posts | 01-03-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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New Autodesk Tool Aims to Improve Product Specifications in Revit

ENR Construction

Autodesk has released Informed Design, add-ons for Revit and Inventor that help automate the process of placing manufactured products into building information models.

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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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Intel’s $20B Ohio plant delayed

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant has halted its Licking County project, citing business conditions and the demand environment, but said construction will continue soon.

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Construction Analytics Outlook 2024

Ed Zarenski

Construction Spending and Volume both post strong gains in 2024.

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Construction planning inches higher despite commercial weakness

Construction Dive

Though Dodge Construction Network expects momentum to pick back up in the second half, private project planning remains challenged by a difficult financing environment.

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Public construction spending soars, but private projects still face hurdles

Construction Dive

Highway and street projects are flush with cash, but high interest rates, labor shortages and regulatory delays are weighing on commercial projects.

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TSMC reaches deal with Arizona union on $40B chip factory project

Construction Dive

The semiconductor giant’s plan to import workers from Taiwan sparked strong opposition from the Arizona Building and Construction Trades Council.

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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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Backlog increases amid easing credit conditions

Construction Dive

Confidence in securing new work jumped for the second consecutive month, fueled by the expectation of rate cuts, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

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3 reasons why contractors need craft training to stay competitive

Construction Dive

Craft training proves to be a crucial strategy for contractors, addressing workforce shortages, enhancing employee engagement and boosting competitiveness in the construction industry.

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New construction technology releases: January 2024

Construction Dive

New apps for the new year include an AI program that answers project questions, a 360-degree camera for building models and a tool that automates procurement quotes.

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Construction starts jump 20% to close 2023

Construction Dive

December’s rebound after three down months signaled “the planning queue is stabilizing,” according to Dodge’s chief economist.

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AI, robotics dominate 2024’s construction tech forecast

Construction Dive

Expect machines trained on “large behavior models,” more mass timber, prefab and 3D printing. But always keep jobsite safety in mind, experts say.

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3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around

Construction Dive

Poor training, bad bosses and other frustrations can drive away new recruits to the construction industry, writes a Texas quality control manager.

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AGC: Labor crunch will continue to squeeze contractors in 2024

Construction Dive

About 80% of contractors have a hard time staffing projects, yet the majority still need more skilled workers, a survey of Associated General Contractors of America members found.

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Challenges to DBE goals in federal contracts gain steam

Construction Dive

In the wake of the Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action last summer, a smattering of lawsuits allege reverse discrimination due to workforce participation targets.

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Input prices rise after 3 months of decline

Construction Dive

The first increase since September highlights the ongoing presence of material price volatility, said Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

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Construction firm co-founder among dead in Idaho jobsite collapse

Construction Dive

A gust of wind might have caused the hangar near the Boise Airport to collapse, but it could take months to know for sure, sources told the Idaho Statesman.

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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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Skanska’s Q4 profits tumble 73% due to property market

Construction Dive

As U.S. construction helped bolster the Swedish builder’s balance sheet, the states’ poor commercial property market and return-to-office rates had negative impacts.

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Construction’s biggest staffing struggles for 2024

Construction Dive

A lack of experienced workers, far-flung jobsites and social issues will compound the industry’s labor shortage this year, experts say.

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JPMorgan wants to open 500 branches in next 3 years

Construction Dive

The bank is looking to expand in areas such as Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — but aims to close another 30 First Republic locations.

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Google taps Whiting-Turner to build $600M Oregon data center

Construction Dive

The Baltimore-based general contractor received the go-ahead from the local community development department to start construction on the facility.

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Smart infrastructure: A tech revolution for tomorrow, ready today

Construction Dive

The integration of inexpensive sensors, image capture, always-on wireless connections, advanced 3D visualization, GIS technology and BIM has revolutionized the AEC industry. This smart infrastructure creates an intelligent nervous system, enhancing professionals' ability to define infrastructure needs with precision and efficiency.

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Kiewit-Shea JV nabs $1B Baltimore Amtrak tunnel contract

Construction Dive

It’s part of the $6 billion effort to replace the Baltimore & Potomac Tunnel, which poses the biggest bottleneck on the Northeast Corridor.

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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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‘Never give up’ applies to football and construction, says ex-quarterback

Construction Dive

Bryan Ehrlich was once on a professional football team’s roster, but today, he uses a lifetime of construction knowledge to deliver projects throughout the Southeast.

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