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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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Proof That Career and Technical Education Programs Are Gaining Popularity

The Pro Builder

Proof That Career and Technical Education Programs Are Gaining Popularity csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 10:58 In keeping with a wider national trend, data show an 18% increase in Colorado high schoolers participating in career and technical education programs In a show of optimism for the construction industry and skilled trades, an apprenticeship school in Colorado Springs, Colo., is seeing heightened enrollment numbers following the high school graduation season, KOAA News 5 reports.

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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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Zillow’s New AI Tool Aims to Promote Fair Housing Practices

The Pro Builder

Zillow’s New AI Tool Aims to Promote Fair Housing Practices csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:48 57% of Americans say they still face discrimination despite nondiscriminatory housing laws; this new tool acts as a protective measure With the goal of promoting nondiscriminatory policies in housing, online real-estate marketplace Zillow has released its Fair Housing Classifier.

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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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Chicago-based McHugh taps Lendlease vet as president

Construction Dive

Kinjal Patel will take the reins at the 127-year-old firm after spending nearly two decades with the Australian contractor.

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Younger Generations Would Like to Own a Home, Boomers Say They’d Rather Rent

The Pro Builder

Younger Generations Would Like to Own a Home, Boomers Say They’d Rather Rent csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:57 Report shows Baby Boomers enjoy freedoms provided to them by renting versus owning a home Members of Generation Z and Millenials are hoping to become homeowners, with a recent report showing 70% of current renters are worried about not being able to invest in their future due to current housing market conditions.

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Commerce Department Sets Goal of Getting 1M More Women to Join Construction Industry

The Pro Builder

Commerce Department Sets Goal of Getting 1M More Women to Join Construction Industry csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 13:11 A new voluntary pledge aims to encourage more organizations to support women in construction As part of its Million Women in Construction initiative, on May 21, the U.S. Department of Commerce issued a new call to action to increase women’s participation in the construction industry: the Million Women in Construction Community Pledge.

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Labour plans to merge NIC and IPA into ‘powerful’ new infrastructure delivery body

New Civil Engineer

The Labour Party has revealed its intention to merge the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) and Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) into a “new, powerful” body to “better support the delivery of major capital projects”, if it comes into power after the General Election. The post Labour plans to merge NIC and IPA into ‘powerful’ new infrastructure delivery body appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Apprenticeship School in Colorado Sees Enrollment Numbers Increase as CTE Programs Gain Popularity

The Pro Builder

Apprenticeship School in Colorado Sees Enrollment Numbers Increase as CTE Programs Gain Popularity csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 10:58 In keeping with a wider national trend, data show an 18% increase in Colorado high schoolers participating in career and technical education programs In a show of optimism for the construction industry and skilled trades, an apprenticeship school in Colorado Springs, Colo., is seeing heightened enrollment numbers following the high school graduation season, KOAA New

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Labour announces infrastructure delivery body shake-up

Construction News

Civils contractors have welcomed reports that a future Labour administration would merge the government’s two main infrastructure delivery bodies. In an interview with the Financial Times, Darren Jones, shadow chief secretary to the Treasury, said his party plans to bring the functions of the Infrastructure… The post Labour announces infrastructure delivery body shake-up 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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Zillow’s New AI Tool Aims to Promote Fair Housing Practices

The Pro Builder

Zillow’s New AI Tool Aims to Promote Fair Housing Practices csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:48 57% of Americans say they still face discrimination despite nondiscriminatory housing laws; this new tool acts as a protective measure With the goal of promoting nondiscriminatory policies in housing, online real-estate marketplace Zillow has released its Fair Housing Classifier.

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A New Construction Accounting Partnership for a New Era

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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While Younger Generations Would Like to Own a Home, Baby Boomers Say They’d Rather Rent in Current Market Conditions

The Pro Builder

While Younger Generations Would Like to Own a Home, Baby Boomers Say They’d Rather Rent in Current Market Conditions csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 12:57 Report shows Boomers enjoy freedoms provided to them by renting versus owning a home Members of Generation Z and Millenials are hoping to become homeowners, with a recent report showing 70% of current renters are worried about not being able to invest in their future due to current housing market conditions.

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General election: Tier one contractors call for construction focus

Construction News

Major contractors have called for a clear focus on construction during the campaign period that began with yesterday’s announcement of a general election on 4 July. Prime minister Rishi Sunak caught many political commentators by surprise by calling voters to the ballot box six months… The post General election: Tier one contractors call for construction focus appeared first on Construction News.

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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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Commerce Department Sets Goal of Getting 1 Million More Women to Join Construction Industry

The Pro Builder

Commerce Department Sets Goal of Getting 1 Million More Women to Join Construction Industry csweeney Thu, 05/23/2024 - 13:11 Gains are being made, but women are still underrepresented in construction. A new voluntary pledge aims to encourage more organizations to support women in the construction industry As part of its Million Women in Construction initiative, on May 21, the U.S.

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PC Team Participates in Corporate Cup Challenge

PC Construction

Last Thursday, a team of 14 PC Construction employee owners participated in the 41 st annual Vermont Corporate Cup Challenge, one of Vermont’s oldest and largest 5K races. The event brings over 2,000 Vermonters together in Montpelier to promote physical fitness in the workplace and at home. We set out on the course on one of Vermont’s first warm (and very humid) spring evenings.

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Sisk commences steel works on £300M expansion of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium

New Civil Engineer

John Sisk & Son (Sisk) has commenced steel works on the north stand of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium, having recently been awarded the contract for the £300M expansion job. The post Sisk commences steel works on £300M expansion of Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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McAlpine steps aside from £78m Carlisle Citadels job

The Construction Index

The University of Cumbria is looking for a new contractor for its £78m Citadels project after Sir Robert McAlpine pulled out.

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Concept designs unveiled for Melton LXRPs

Roads Online

View of the new road bridge at Ferris Road, looking south at Cobblebank Village. Image: Victorian Government. The Victorian Government has released concept designs for two level crossing removals at Melton, in Melbourne’s west with the works set to make the region boom gate free by 2026. All up, these works will deliver level crossing removals for four crossings (at Coburns Road, Exford Road, Ferris Road and Hopkins Road), which is expected to ease congestion for 73,000 vehicles daily.

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New PAC-CLAD board and batten metal wall panels

Construction Specifier

Timeless design meets modern elegance with the PAC-CLAD Board and Batten metal wall panel system. Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, it uses a concealed fastener system to maintain clean lines and a rhythmic pattern of alternating wide vertical boards and narrower elevated battens. The 19.05 mm (0.75 in.) batten depth and 50.8 mm (2 in.) width create dimensional interest while keeping trim offsets to a minimum.

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6 Property Management Laws Every Landlord Should Know

CCR Magazine

As a property manager, you should constantly adhere to the established conditions, rules, and regulations. These regulations are known as landlord-tenant legislation. Landlord-tenant laws define the basic nature and operation of the landlord-tenant relationship. These laws are relevant outside of the partnership as well. Additionally, they have the authority to govern the rental agreement or lease.

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National Grid to double investment in UK network to £30bn over next five years

New Civil Engineer

National Grid has announced plans to invest £30bn in the UK network over the next five years, doubling its investment from the previous five years. The post National Grid to double investment in UK network to £30bn over next five years appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Video: World’s first operator to run multiple ADTs simultaneously

Equipment World

Teleo Supervised Autonomy lets operator Max Bogacz run three Teleo-retrofitted ADTs on a Naples jobsite, simultaneously, from a command center 40 miles away.

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Turner & Townsend to commence ground investigations for £37M Dumfries flood scheme

New Civil Engineer

Turner & Townsend will next month commence ground investigation works for the £37M Whitesands project to improve flood protection in Dumfries, Scotland. The post Turner & Townsend to commence ground investigations for £37M Dumfries flood scheme appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Kilkern secures underground services for £480m waste incinerator

The Construction Index

Civil engineering contractor Kilkern has been appointed to carry out the installation of all underground services at the Lostock Sustainable Energy Plant (LSEP) project in Cheshire.

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Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in the Construction Industry

New Civil Engineer

The construction industry, one of the world’s largest sectors, is characterised by a diverse workforce, ranging from engineers and architects to main and specialist contractors. Despite this diversity, the industry has traditionally lagged in adopting workable Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) policies. The post Enhancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) in the Construction Industry appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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General election 2024: are you standing?

The Construction Index

A general election has been called for the UK on 4th July 2024.

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Liverpool-Manchester Railway Board formed to develop proposals for high-speed link

New Civil Engineer

A new Liverpool-Manchester Railway Board has been established to develop proposals for a new high-speed railway to link the two cities as part of Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR). The post Liverpool-Manchester Railway Board formed to develop proposals for high-speed link appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Demolition begins for Newcastle’s Health Innovation Neighbourhood

The Construction Index

Demolition work has started for the redevelopment of the former General Hospital site in Newcastle’s West End.

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Exploring Pathways and Opportunities in Roofing Careers

Construction Placements

Exploring Pathways and Opportunities in Roofing Careers Explore diverse career pathways and opportunities in the roofing industry. Learn about the latest trends, essential skills, and certifications needed for a successful roofing career. The post Exploring Pathways and Opportunities in Roofing Careers appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Ringway adds electric grab truck

The Construction Index

There are more and more battery-powered trucks on UK roads but none exactly like this.

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Steps To Take Before Buying a Home

Civil Engineer Blog

If you’re thinking about buying a new home, you might be unsure what to do. You might be ready to jump headfirst into looking at homes, but you’ll find the process takes longer if you do that. Instead, here are some steps to take before you buy a home that will help ensure you get […] The post Steps To Take Before Buying a Home first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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What Are the Steps to Becoming a Certified Structural Engineer?

Construction Placements

What Are the Steps to Becoming a Certified Structural Engineer? This detailed guide outlines the essential steps to becoming a certified structural engineer, including education requirements, certification exams, and gaining practical experience. The post What Are the Steps to Becoming a Certified Structural Engineer? appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Project team overcomes challenges of resurfacing Antarctic runway

New Civil Engineer

Resurfacing a runway in Antarctica required extensive planning to overcome the challenges presented by its extremely remote location. The post Project team overcomes challenges of resurfacing Antarctic runway appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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