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ENR’s Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference To Be Held May 6, 2015 in New York

ENR’s Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference To Be Held May 6, 2015 in New York

The ongoing challenges faced by women in the construction industry will be explored at an upcoming conference presented by Engineering News-Record (ENR, http://enr.construction.com) in partnership with Peckar & Abramson, P.C. Themed “Across the Generations: Addressing the Elephants STILL in the Room,” the sixth annual Groundbreaking Women in Construction Conference will be held May 6, 2015 at the TKP New York Conference Center. To register, visit http://www.construction.com/events/2015/enrSee Original Article

Provo Civic Project Clears Way for Downtown Redevelopment

Project team on the new city hall project in Provo stayed ahead of the supply curve and saved the owner both time and money.

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Dodge Momentum Index in December Rises Again

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 1.2% in December compared to the previous month, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
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Micro apartment turned into a family home with transformer furniture

Using transformer units to make the most of the available space in small and micro apartments is not a new idea, but it’s always nice to see new approaches to it. One such is certainly this renovation by Spanish architect Angel Rico who turned a micro, 215 sq ft (20 sq m) apartment into a […]
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Opportunities for Indigenous people | Careers in Construction

A CAREER IN THE SKILLED TRADES offers a bright future that’s full of possibilities.
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Climate change, HVO and Modular entry costs

Climate change, HVO and Modular entry costs

Latest edition of the Re:Construction podcast is now available.
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Meet Bobcat's new light compaction family

Bobcat has begun to roll out a new range of light compaction machinery, as part of its bid to rule the roost in the compact equipment market.
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Dyer Brown promotes five designers

Architecture and interior design firm Dyer Brown announced the promotion of five architects and interior designers making exceptional contributions in innovation and project delivery.
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Construction Economics for August 16, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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Two more roads to be closed in Beaver Dam for construction work

23, weather permitting, to allow for underground utility construction. Northbound traffic will have a signed detour route to follow. The southbound lane …
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Contractor Blames Demise on Dispute With Florida DOT

Contractor Blames Demise on Dispute With Florida DOT

Company is winding down operations and walking away from six ongoing contracts.

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Shaanxi Construction Engineering: Das hätte keiner erwarten können!

Um diesen Kurs zu bewerten, haben wir Shaanxi Construction Engineering einem mehrstufigen Analyseprozess unterzogen. Daraus resultieren Einschätzungen danach, ob Shaanxi Construction Engineering jewei …
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Project Labor Agreements, PLA,Labor Agreement, Union Labor Agreement

Project Labor Agreements: Understanding what Project Labor Agreements are, their Pros and Cons, and what difference they can make to a project.
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Sandy Hook Memorial Construction Starts in August

The $3.7-million project is set to complete before the mass shooting’s 10th anniversary in December 2022

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Dodge Momentum Index Increases to Start 2021

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Dripping Springs business news: distillery expands with bar and event hall; new primary care clinic …

Dripping Springs business news: distillery expands with bar and event hall; new primary care clinic …

High Cotton Home & Design plans to relocate to a private ranch at 130 Schoolhouse … New school construction in Dripping Springs ISD on track.
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$100 For a Covid Shot in New York? It’s Worked Well Elsewhere

The new incentive comes as Delta-variant cases are ramping up.
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Could 'smart walls' replace physical barriers at the US-Mexico border?

President Joe Biden's stop-work order on construction of a southern border barrier doesn’t mean the end of contract opportunities for private companies, writes security expert Nelson Balido.
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Historic Lewis Bryan House under renovation in Van Buren

Built in 1886, the Queen Anne Victorian-style home at 105 Fayetteville Road was owned by Logtown School teacher Lewis Bryan. In 1896, the house …
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Pierre Chevet Sports Hall to be constructed from hemp concrete blocks

Lemoal Lemoal Architecture has delivered Pierre Chevet Sports Hall, the first public commission building in France to be constructed from hemp concrete blocks, for the town of Croissy-Beaubourg.
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SOM to lead design of 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympic Village

SOM to lead design of 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympic Village

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) won an international competition to design the Olympic Village for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics in Milan, Italy.
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First Energy Pays $230M Fine for Bribery in Ohio Nuclear, Coal Plant Bailout

Ohio utility FirstEnergy pleads guilty to bribery and fraud.

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Total Construction Starts Slip in June

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Webinar: Powering Through — Tech Investments Keep Speciality Contractors Going

MEP contractors and other small firms’ investments in prefabrication, cloud collaboration, and other digital technologies have positioned them well to spin back up once the economy starts to reopen and recover. Throughout the pandemic, contractors have discovered new ways to work remotely on projects. During this webinar, these small & agile firms will show how their technology investments let them keep on target through 2020 and rethink business practices that were holding them back.See Original Article

Cold storage roof designs to keep the inside cold

Seemingly insignificant decisions made during the roof design of a cold storage facility can impact the functionality and energy usage of the building for the lifetime of the roof system.
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Heavy cost of asbestos breaches

Heavy cost of asbestos breaches

A wood working company and its director have been prosecuted after an inspection by the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) found a series of failings and risks associated with asbestos-containing materials on the premises.
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RCCAO calls on federal government to address significant infrastructure deficit

In a new submission to Infrastructure Canada, the Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) is urging the federal government to address significant infrastructure deficit.
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Warehouse rents climb as e-commerce drives demand

A facility deemed a weak fit for e-commerce fulfillment a few years ago may now be attractive if it's within last-mile delivery range, a Cushman & Wakefield researcher said.
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Highland crofter grants are hitting home, says rural affairs secretary

Grants to improve housing or build new homes in some of Scotland's most remote and marginal communities have been awarded to 13 crofters.
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USA completes record floating bridge lift

The heaviest floating bridge lift ever executed in the USA has been completed by Flatiron Construction and Dutch heavy lifting specialist Mammoet.
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Dodge Data & Analytics Agrees to Sale of Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, and SNAP to BNP Media

Dodge Data & Analytics Agrees to Sale of Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record, and SNAP to BNP Media

Dodge Data & Analytics LLC (“Dodge”) (http://www.construction.com/) today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its industry-leading brands Architectural Record, Engineering News-Record (ENR), and SNAP to BNP Media. Terms of the deal, which is expected to close at the end of June, were not disclosed.

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Dodge Momentum Index Loses Ground in July

The Dodge Momentum Index erased the gains made over the last two months, falling 4.4% in July to 121.4 (2000=100). This marks the Index’s first decline in four months, according to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial.
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Wagoner's school bond construction projects underway while facing challenges

It's where one of a handful of construction projects are going on aimed at enhancing and improving Wagoner's school buildings. Back in May 2019, …
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ARTBA CEO Dave Bauer Issues Statement on EPW Markup of Surface Transportation Reauthorization

News ARTBA CEO Dave Bauer Issues Statement on EPW Markup of Surface Transportation Reauthorization  WASHINGTON – Please attribute the following statement to American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) President and CEO Dave Bauer on the markup of the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021 (STRA): “For […]
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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in April

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 0.6% in April to 116.5 from its revised March reading of 115.8 (2000=100).

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City Place House redevelopment approved

City Place House redevelopment approved

Great Portland Estates has secured permission for a 320,500 sq ft redevelopment of one of its office blocks in the Square Mile.
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2021 2Q Cost Report: Supply Issues Persist Even as Lumber, Other Prices Stabilize

While price increases in softwood lumber have pushed new home costs higher due to homebuilders’ extensive use of the material, estimators for all other building types have felt the pinch as well.

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ENR CA & NW: Top Young Professional Entries Due July 9

Nominate your Top Young Professionals by July 9!

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Condo Wreckage Hints at First Signs of Possible Construction Flaw

The observation is the first detail to emerge pointing to a potential problem in the quality of construction of the 13-story condo tower in Surfside, Fla., …
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Researchers receive patents for prestressed concrete innovation

Swiss scientists are investigating new possibilities for self-tensioned concrete beams with carbon fiber-reinforced plastic inside, which helps make the building material easy to work with yet durable and stable.
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Richmond’s Confederate Monuments, One Year Later

Richmond’s Confederate Monuments, One Year Later

Protests brought down most of the statues on Monument Avenue — except Robert E. Lee’s.
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Birmingham approves Watkin Jones ' tower block

Watkin Jones has received resolution to grant permission for a build-to-rent scheme in the centre of Birmingham.
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Submissions open for 2022 RAIC International Prize

Submissions open for the 2022 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC) International Prize. Hariri Pontarini Architects won the 2019 International Prize for the Baha’i Temple of South America in Chile.
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Construction stocks see boost from Biden's $973B infrastructure spending bill

The deal is smaller than the initial $2.2 trillion American Jobs Plan Biden originally proposed, but shares of construction and materials stocks …
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Kobelco updates 50-tonne class excavators

Kobelco has added a pair of new Stage V compliant 50-tonne crawler excavators to its product family.
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CII – Zero Accidents Techniques

CII – Zero Accidents Techniques

Include the site-specific safety programs and implementation, auditing, and incentive efforts to create a project environment and a level of training that embraces the mindset that all accidents are preventable and that zero accidents is an obtainable goal.
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Dodge Momentum Index Increases in September

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Is Corso's ready to follow in Green Circle's footsteps?

The property is zoned R-3, which can “be triplexes up to apartment buildings,” … perennial plants to the public and national home improvement stores.
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Giant Favco luffer departs its Somerset stage

The world’s strongest luffing jib tower crane is leaving Somerset having completed its work at Hinkley Point C.
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Colin Montoute joins WXY as new architecture director

Colin Montoute, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA, has joined WXY architecture + urban design in New York as architecture director. The firm also promoted several key people, including two new directors in planning and urban design Chris Rice and David Vega-Barachowitz.
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