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SC's pandemic-related economic blows range from glancing to direct hit

SC's pandemic-related economic blows range from glancing to direct hit

As a result, any home-improvement business did quite well.” And because restaurants were closed or had limited seating for many months, grocery …
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Adjaye Associates-designed presidential library will predicate the African perspective

Architecture and design firm Adjaye Associates has designed the Thabo Mbeki Presidential Library in Johannesburg, South Africa. The 5400-m2 (58,125-sf) library seeks to be a space of excellence, learning, research, discourse, and cultural exchange predicated on the African perspective.
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Bechtel Team to Build $3B-$6B Nuclear Test Reactor in Idaho

MIT says nuke power plant design-builders can cut rising costs to propel use in U.S. energy transformation.

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Bobcat badges Magni rotary telehandlers

Bobcat has struck an OEM licensing agreement with Italian telehandler manufacturer Magni for rotary telehandlers.
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SP Energy introduces rapid fix for damaged power lines

A system resembling giant Meccano is being introduced in Scotland to help restore power supplies disrupted by severe weather.
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HS2 contractors take safety to the fourth dimension

HS2 contractors take safety to the fourth dimension

Main works contractor Balfour Beatty Vinci (BBV) is using some new software on its HS2 contract to improve safety planning.
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Construction on New Vermont Amtrak Station Set for 2022

(AP) — Construction on a new, $4.5 million Amtrak passenger rail station in downtown Brattleboro is set to begin in 2022. The proposed project will be …
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Stadium, arena projects kick off despite COVID-19

Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend with a look back at some of the biggest sports-related construction news of 2020.
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Tetra Tech Sues EPA, Navy in New S.F. Base Toxic Cleanup Skirmish

Firm claims agencies lack evidence to make it liable for estimated $100M cost to re-analyze risks in residential rebuild of controversial Superfund site; developer Lennar also sues to recoup costs

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We Unearthed the 55 Best Rent Deals in NYC Right Now

A rare Chelsea townhouse two-bedroom, a Red Hook loft with concrete floors, and more.
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Construction Management Software Market Competitive Strategies & Forecasts 2020 to 2027 …

Construction Management Software Market Competitive Strategies & Forecasts 2020 to 2027 …

This Construction Management Software market report is a significant manual for the associations and various individuals who are invigorated in …
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NRC opens new materials research facility in Ontario

At a virtual ceremony, the National Research Council Canada (NRC) opened a new advanced materials research facility in Mississauga, Ont. The facility will serve as a national clean energy hub, supporting and undertaking foundational research of new materials for clean energy and other applications and transitioning them to industrial use.
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Paralympic icon Alex Zanardi moved to hospital closer to home after improvement in condition

Paralympic icon Alex Zanardi moved to hospital closer to home after improvement in condition. In a statement, the San Raffaele hospital in Milan said …
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Florida facility uses high-performance coatings to colorfully restore its façade

The Jewish Adoption and Foster Care Options (JAFCO) Children’s Ability Center, Sunrise, Florida, used high-performance coatings for its colorful façade restoration project.
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Commercial construction in Utah at strong pace despite pandemic

And even with many employers allowing workers to perform their job duties remotely to avoid a COVID-19 spread, the construction industry has …
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New training offered on Covid-19 protocols

New training offered on Covid-19 protocols

The Construction Industry Coronavirus (CICV) Forum has teamed up with Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC) to develop new tools to promote best practice.
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ConstructConnect's Hot Projects – November 9, 2020

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects, both public and private, for the week. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.
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In his own words: Native American contractor says fighting racism at work starts at home

In this continuation of Construction Dive's series examining racism in construction, we share the stories of people of color who have built prosperous careers in the industry despite hurdles put in their way.
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States with biggest drops, gains in construction employment

While the construction industry added jobs last month, its employment picture is highly variable across the country. Here are the states that have gained and lost the most construction jobs.
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Dan's Best of the Best: Time to Vote for the Best Home Services

Silver – Joe Burns Contracting Corp. Bronze – Gutierrez Home Improvement Inc. BEST ROOFER Platinum – M. Stevens Roofing Gold – Fast Home …
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2 construction workers struck and killed in Ypsilanti Township, MSP confirms

2 construction workers struck and killed in Ypsilanti Township, MSP confirms

Two construction workers were struck and killed on eastbound I-94 and Huron in Ypsilanti Township around 1:45 a.m. today, according to Michigan …
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The importance of flashing components

Flashing must not be taken for granted, as one can only get away with so much before leaking walls destroy a reputation and a completed project.
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From concept to construction: Introducing the Project Delivery Practice Guide

The latest edition of the Project Delivery Practice Guide (PDPG) in an easy-to-read layout offers updated information on best practices to help you lead successful projects to completion on time. It is now available on the CSI Bookstore.
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Germany clears way for Fehmarnbelt construction

The German authorities have given regulatory approval for construction of the international Fehmarnbelt Tunnel.
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Planning Board grants approvals for retail building currently under construction

A partially-constructed building at the corner of Kroemer Avenue and Route 58 in Riverhead may be moving forward after the Planning Board …
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Condensation covered in latest e-book

Condensation covered in latest e-book

An article in our newest, sponsored e-book, Designing with Glass, discusses the steps to be taken to avoid condensation in buildings. To get your copy of this free, downloadable resource in either pdf or digital edition, visit www.constructionspecifier.com/ebook/agc-glass-north-america-designing-with-glass-e-book.
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Scuttlebiz: Report shows disparities in Augusta area poverty, prosperity

What good is a having a salary 30% above average when the housing costs … at home with nothing to do embarking on home improvement projects.
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3 Types of Hold Harmless Agreements and Why You Need Them

A hold harmless agreement is a way to protect your business. Learn about the three different types of agreements.
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Dodge Data & Analytics Appoints Richard Branch as New Chief Economist

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April Construction Advances 3 Percent

New construction starts in April rose 3% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $533.7 billion, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
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Gauging which tech tools help contractors the most

Gauging which tech tools help contractors the most

Procore's new App Management Metrics shows contractors which combination of tech their workers and trade partners leverage most often, and the pairing that can lead to successful projects.  
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Glasgow agrees 30-year strategy for city centre development

Glasgow City Council has approved a framework that will guide the development of the city centre over the next 30 years.
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Windows firm runs out of road

Total Glass Limited, supplier of windows and doors to the building trade, has been put into administration.
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Free e-book discusses bird-friendly glass

The magazine’s series of sponsored e-books continues with an exploration of bird-friendly glass.
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8 hospital megaprojects in the US

Most of these $1 billion-plus projects were planned before the pandemic and will help provide much-needed beds and healthcare services.
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Wates signs up for more Cardiff house-building

Wates signs up for more Cardiff house-building

Cardiff Council has appointed Wates Residential to deliver the next two phases of its 10-year Cardiff Living partnership.
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Houston Ship Channel Bridge officials hire new engineer

The Harris County Commissioners Court voted to move forward with COWI North America for $24.9 million as the replacement for FIGG Bridge Engineers, which was fired from the project in August.
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Investment in New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Would Yield Major Benefits for Garden State, ARTBA Chief Economist Testifies

News Investment in New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Would Yield Major Benefits for Garden State, ARTBA Chief Economist Testifies  (WASHINGTON)— Investing in New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure provides an immediate economic boost while creating long-lasting benefits for businesses and residents, American Road & Transportation Builders […]
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BIM provider gets a boost from Fortnite developer

Using a gaming engine, Tridify said its streaming service will increase efficiency and make it easier to view BIM models on mobile devices.
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Tesla Plant Construction Can Resume as Water Blockade Lifts

Construction at Tesla Inc.'s plant in Gruenheide, Brandenburg, can restart after the water was turned back on, German water provider …
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Louisiana Transportation Chief, Pennsylvania and Indiana Projects & ACS Infrastructure Development Executive Receive National Public-Private Partnership Awards

Louisiana Transportation Chief, Pennsylvania and Indiana Projects & ACS Infrastructure Development Executive Receive National Public-Private Partnership Awards

News Louisiana Transportation Chief, Pennsylvania and Indiana Projects & ACS Infrastructure Development Executive Receive National Public-Private Partnership Awards  WASHINGTON – The Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, the State Street Redevelopment Project in Indiana, Louisiana Transportation Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson and ACS Infrastructure Development Vice President of Project […]
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House Passes Bill to Encourage Incentive Payments to Speed Airport Projects

Proposal would make incentive payments eligible for federal grants.

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Multiplex lined up for $1.5bn Melbourne hospital

A team that includes Multiplex as builder has been named as preferred bidder for the new Footscray Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
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AIA New York urges architects to ‘stop designing harmful spaces of incarceration’

The American Institute of Architects’ New York chapter (AIANY) is calling on architects to no longer “design unjust, cruel, or harmful spaces of incarceration within the current United States justice system, such as prisons, jails, detention centers, and police stations.”
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Construction Update

Hyperion Secondary Effluent Pump Station Improvements: Water/Environment

For this project, crews constructed a 30-ft-deep, below-grade pump station with three 21-million-gallons-per-day (MGD) medium-voltage pumping units and a 3-MW emergency generator.

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Expand Electrical Distribution System at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Specialty Contracting

This project provided a new underground power duct bank system and manholes between multiple substations that serve a mission-critical federal government facility.

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The Aliso: Residential/Hospitality

Constructed on one large 5.85-acre foundation, the Aliso features five apartment and two amenity buildings, with 472 residential units, 774 vehicle spaces, commercial space, pool and deck areas and common spaces.

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Falkirk Council approves £43m scheme for new HQ

Falkirk Council has approved plans for a new headquarters building that will also include a 550-seat theatre and a library.
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