2024

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Florida construction workers say they’re denied water, rest, shade

Construction Dive

With a state law restricting local governments from mandating heat safety on the horizon, immigrant laborers say bosses refuse their calls for relief.

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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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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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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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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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Recruiter warns that construction skills shortages are about to get worse

The Construction Index

A construction and engineering recruitment specialist says that an imminent skills shortage will “make 2007’s war for talent look like a water fight” Read Full Article: The Construction Index

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8 ways to cool a factory

BDC Network

8 ways to cool a factory 0 qpurcell Sat, 06/08/2024 - 10:00 Industrial Facilities Whichever way you look at it—from a workplace wellness point of view or from a competing for talent angle—there are good reasons to explore options for climate control in the factory workplace. Sergio Sádaba, Principal Industrial Facilities Designers Lists HVAC Mechanical Systems For most industrial factories, it’s process over people.

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Project Update: UMaine Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena

PC Construction

After completing some enabling and selective demolition work, PC was excited to get to work on the Shawn Walsh and Alfond Arena Renovations and Additions project last month following UMaine’s commencement ceremony. The PC team is currently underway with underground site utilities and prepping for foundations that will begin this week. Originally built in 1977, there have been several additions and renovations to the Alfond Arena and the connection to the Shawn Walsh building.

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Powergrid Recruitment 2024 for Engineer Trainees | 435 Posts | 04-07-2024

Construction Placements

Powergrid Recruitment 2024 for Engineer Trainees | 435 Posts | 04-07-2024 Powergrid Recruitment 2024 for Engineer Trainees (Electrical / Civil / Computer Science / Electronics) with 435 Posts, apply before 04-07-24 The post Powergrid Recruitment 2024 for Engineer Trainees | 435 Posts | 04-07-2024 appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Seven mass timber projects selected for climate innovation program

Construction Specifier

Heartwood, a Seattle residential project built in mass timber under Type-IV codes, by a team consisting of atelierjones. This project can serve as a model for residential projects chosen as part of NYCEDC’s Mass Timber Studio. Photos by Lara Swimmer/courtesy atelierjones. NYC’s Mass Timber Studio, a climate innovation initiative by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice, has chosen its inaugural teams.

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Make It Resilient 2024 Student Contest Encourages New Ways to Build for Extreme Environments

Autodesk Construction Cloud

From the moon to Mars, we’re getting closer to the reality of expanding humanity’s habitat beyond our planet. But, here on Earth, extreme weather and a changing climate are also creating new challenges—from wildfires to coastal flooding, severe heat waves, and more. With its latest annual Make It Real program, Autodesk is challenging high school students to imagine how to design and build a habitat for an extreme environment.

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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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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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Volvo launches L110H, L120H wheel loaders

Equipment World

Volvo has overhauled its popular workhorse midsize wheel loaders, the 20-ton L110H and L120H, with a new engine and more technology.

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EDF wants government funds to extend Sizewell B to 2055, among other demands

New Civil Engineer

EDF says there is an “obvious case” for extending the life of Sizewell B nuclear station potentially to 2055 but it needs a government framework to “enable [it] to make those decisions”. The post EDF wants government funds to extend Sizewell B to 2055, among other demands appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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HS2 to renew protester injunction – including for cancelled second phase

Construction News

HS2 is preparing to apply for an extension to the injunction banning “disruptive protests” on its route, including on the cancelled phase 2a, Construction News can reveal. The legal measure, first granted in 2022, bans anyone from entering or remaining on HS2-owned land; obstructing or… The post HS2 to renew protester injunction – including for cancelled second phase 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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National Highways starts enabling works for Stonehenge tunnel

The Construction Index

Critics are questioning National Highways’ decision to start enabling works for the £2.5bn Stonehenge tunnel project while legal challenges remain unresolved.

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5 hidden benefits of mass timber design

BDC Network

5 hidden benefits of mass timber design 0 qpurcell Mon, 06/10/2024 - 12:05 Mass Timber Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry, as well as our environment. Mixed-Use Office Buildings Designers Architects Mass Timber Fire and Life Safety Wood Projects Sustainability Mass timber is a materials and design approach that holds immense potential to transform the future of the commercial building industry,

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How 3M Is Addressing The Image Problem Impacting Skilled Trade Careers

For Construction Pros

According to 2023 U.S. projections, construction firms must attract an estimated 546,000 workers in addition to their normal staffing to meet labor demands. How can the construction industry help fuel a youthful pipeline of talent?

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US, Canadian Crews Will Meet in the Middle With Gordie Howe Bridge Sections

ENR Construction

Crews building the new crossing will soon reach a milestone as bridge sections being built between Detroit and Windsor, Canada will be joined in the middle by the end of June.

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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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Construction Analytics Outlook 2024

Ed Zarenski

Construction Spending and Volume both post strong gains in 2024.

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What Gen-Z Buyers Really Want in a Home

The Pro Builder

What Gen-Z Buyers Really Want in a Home ibush Tue, 04/16/2024 - 08:04 The fervor of planning for Millennials in the home building industry has now pivoted to Gen Z. So, what does this new generation want? Jenni Nichols Believe it or not, but Gen Z—the generation born between 1997 and 2012—is dipping the toe of its 68-million-strong cohort into the new-home buying market and builders are getting anxious about how to tailor their products and features to this generation.

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2024 Construction Trends: 30+ Experts Share Insight

Autodesk Construction Cloud

In 2023, the construction industry grappled with the lingering effects of supply chain disruptions, inflation, and ever-present labor shortages —a narrative that has become all too familiar. But amidst these challenges, construction pros remained as resilient and innovative as ever. We adopted new technologies, embraced sustainable building practices, and were more vocal about the benefits of working in the AEC field.

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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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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.

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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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Neom | Plans for Saudi Arabia’s linear city cut from 170km to 2.4km

New Civil Engineer

Saudi Arabia’s wildly ambitious plan to build 500m tall, mirrored, 170km long parallel skyscrapers, forming a 1.5M population desert city has been curtailed to 2.4km long. The post Neom | Plans for Saudi Arabia’s linear city cut from 170km to 2.4km appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Final Grenfell Tower report delayed once again

Construction News

The final report into the Grenfell Tower fire has been delayed for a third time – with its expected publication now pushed later into the summer. It was initially hoped that the report would be published last autumn, before being moved to early this year.… The post Final Grenfell Tower report delayed once again appeared first on Construction News.

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Mears gets £400m managing asylum seekers

The Construction Index

Housing maintenance contractor Mears Group turned over more than £1bn last year, with more than 40% of that coming from looking after asylum seekers.

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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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Modular adaptive reuse of parking structure grants future flexibility

BDC Network

Modular adaptive reuse of parking structure grants future flexibility 0 qpurcell Wed, 05/15/2024 - 08:40 Adaptive Reuse The shift away from excessive parking requirements aligns with a broader movement, encouraging development of more sustainable and affordable housing. Marissa Kasdan, Associate AIA MFPRO+ Blog MFPRO+ New Projects Modular Building Multifamily Housing Designers Architects Adaptive Reuse Project + Process Innovation Reconstruction & Renovation Resiliency Sustainable Development Wh

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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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Construction Posts Strong Employment Gain for May, Adding 21,000 Jobs

ENR Construction

The BLS report, which updated earlier preliminary figures, revised April’s jobs figure downward from an increase of 9,000 to no overall gain for that month.

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Construction Outlook 2024

Ed Zarenski

Construction Spending and Volume both post strong gains in 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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