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Pulse: Project News for the Week of March 29, 2021

Pulse: Project News for the Week of March 29, 2021

GenRev Properties is planning to construct the Canopy at Oak Mountain, a mixed-use development in Pelham.

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Using Critical Path Method (CPM) Scheduling in Construction

Critical path method (CPM) scheduling is useful in construction because of the different aspects of a job that must happen on varying timelines.
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Easy Way to Estimate Drywall, Mud, Tape, and Screws

Learn an easy method to do a drywall take-off in seven simple steps, including estimates for drywall sheets, mud, tape, corner bead, screws, and extras.
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Union Chain Bridge as it has never been seen before

One of the world’s oldest suspension bridges is currently in the altogether, shorn of decking, with nothing to show but cables – which will also soon be coming down.
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CII – Quality Management

Quality management incorporates all activities conducted to improve the efficiency, contract compliance and cost effectiveness of design, engineering, procurement, QA/QC, construction, and startup elements of construction projects.
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Construction Planning Software Startup nPlan Secures Funding From Google Ventures

Construction Planning Software Startup nPlan Secures Funding From Google Ventures

nPlan uses machine learning to forecast various aspects of a construction project, including duration, risks and more. nPlan. GV, formerly known as …
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Maintaining a healthy balance between work and home

As more of us continue to work remotely during the pandemic, the CSI-Connect community forum members were asked, “What are some of your top tips for maintaining a healthy balance between your work productivity and home life?”
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Hudson Yards Has Landscaped Out the Food Vendors

“I’m not selling drugs. I’m a hot-dog guy.”
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What Is Known So Far About the Ship Stuck in the Suez Canal

An international supply-chain crisis is unfolding.

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Michael Sorkin Taught Me How to Look at New York

Remembering the critic and architect — who died a year ago this week — and revisiting his book Exquisite Corpse.
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Top 10 Major Upcoming Hotel/Motel and Shopping Center Construction Projects – Canada – March 2021

Top 10 Major Upcoming Hotel/Motel and Shopping Center Construction Projects – Canada – March 2021

The accompanying table shows the top 10 major upcoming Hotel/Motel and Shopping Center construction projects in Canada. They are all in the planning stage and are mainly new projects, but may also involve additions and/or alterations.
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City has plenty of construction projects

Spring is here and with it comes a new construction season and new year of exciting projects for the community. While many of these projects have …
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No New Details Released in Contractor Worker Death March 8 at LA Water Plant

Murray Co. employee died in 25-ft fall at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.

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Four more A9 dualling schemes approved

Scottish ministers have given the go-ahead for four more schemes as part of the dualling of the A9 between Perth and Inverness.
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What Is New York City Getting From the American Rescue Plan?

A much-needed $6.5 billion for the MTA and another $6 billion in direct fiscal relief to the city.
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March Construction Eases Back One Percent

March Construction Eases Back One Percent

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $660.5 billion, new construction starts in March receded 1% from February’s pace, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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ISD acquires STI

P&M Group, which includes composite panel manufacturer ISD Solutions, has acquired the business of coldstore installation specialist Tysoe Holdings.
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Tax breaks for machinery investments

One of the highlights of the 2021 spring budget is an incentive for companies to spend money on new plant and machinery.
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Dodge Data & Analytics Acquires Public-Sector Project Research Firm Integrated Marketing Systems (IMS)

Dodge Data & Analytics (Dodge), the leading provider of market intelligence and analytics to the North American construction industry, today announced the acquisition of San Diego-based Integrated Marketing Systems (IMS)

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New Construction Starts in December Pull Back 16 Percent; Annual Total for 2014 Advances 7 Percent to $575.3 Billion

New construction starts in December retreated 16% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $568.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.
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Colas team wins French rail upgrade

Colas team wins French rail upgrade

A team led by Colas Rail has won a €22m (£19m) track renewal contract in Eastern France.
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Speedy invests in new hoist division

Speedy has set up a specialist hoisting division with an initial £1.5m investment in Geda goods and passenger hoists.
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Tutor Perini Notes Shrinking Backlog Amid Strong 2020 Financial Results

The company made substantial profit despite new coronavirus costs.

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Costs escalate on M25 junction works

Highways England has confirmed John Graham Construction as its contractor for a revamp of junction 28 of the M25 in Essex, but at a higher than expected price.
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3 Tips to Help Contractors Emerge Strong From COVID-19

It has been almost a year since the novel coronavirus was declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. After a long and unprecedented year, vaccines are starting to roll out and states are opening up—slowly but surely—and we will likely find some sense of normality soon. Luckily, construction is considered essential work in several states, and although we still face hardships like layoffs, worksite virus outbreaks, and supply chain shortages, our industry is beginning toSee Original Article

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Biden Seeks To Make More Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Small and Minority Businesses

Biden Seeks To Make More Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Small and Minority Businesses

The emphasis in coming weeks will be applications for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

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ConstructConnect's Hot Projects – February 22, 2021

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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GAP Hire and Scottish Water sign four-year deal

GAP Hire Solutions and Scottish Water are to continue their long-term relationship after signing a new deal that will last at least four years.
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Commercial guardrails: Specifying post mounting systems

A key factor in any successful commercial guardrail application is the attachment of the posts to the substructure. A variety of pre-engineered post attachment methods are available to meet the diverse needs of commercial projects.
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FABG architects designs glass pavilion to house Montréal university’s emergency facilities

FABG architects designed a glass pavilion to house three emergency facilities at McGill University in Montréal, Qué.
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BBA consults on tighter, costlier certification for high-rise buildings

BBA consults on tighter, costlier certification for high-rise buildings

The British Board of Agrément has begun consulting the industry on proposals for a new certification regime for building products used in high-rise residential buildings.
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The Key To Better Supply Chain Relationships

In an industry as complex and competitive as construction, it’s vital to maintain a productive and efficient project workflow.

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Esh rewards Sigmat with second project

Esh Construction has brought in Sigmat, a light gauge steel frame (LGSF) specialist, to work on its Hexham Bunker development project.
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P4P Construction joins Moose Lodge's charity events

To support and provide for the unhoused in Downtown Phoenix, P4P Construction has joined forces with the charitable efforts of nonprofit Avondale …
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New Parliament Building Rises in India

The $133 million building complex will be part of the $2.74 billion Central Vista government redevelopment in New Delhi, the nation’s capital.

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Construction firms prepare Tampa for Super Bowl spotlight

Construction firms prepare Tampa for Super Bowl spotlight

Ahead of the big game, the city saw the construction of a new hotel and upgrades to its stadium, and contractors Hensel Phelps and JE Dunn recently finished part of an airport expansion project.
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There’s Going to Be a Beach in New York’s Meatpacking District

Sunbathing at the end of Gansevoort, coming 2023.
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Mike Holmes makes it right with 'Holmes Family Effect'

The home improvement icon, who had made a name for himself as a TV personality and professional contractor who helped homeowners make the …
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Chicago college facility design celebrates manufacturing spaces

Architecture and design practice JGMA transforms a parking lot into the new Manufacturing, Technology, and Engineering Center (MTEC) at Daley College in Chicago, Illinois.
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Austin Experiments With Moving Police Dollars to Homeless Housing

The city council has bought one hotel and plans to purchase another this week.
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Brutal Digger builds a following

Brutal Digger builds a following

Everyone wants to be an influencer these days, it seems.
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Komatsu Europe unveils PC24MR-5

There is a new addition to Komatsu’s MR-5 range of mini excavators – the PC24MR-5.
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The Green Building Initiative elects new board chair

Charles Kibert has been elected as chair of the Green Building Initiative’s (GBI’s) board of directors. Sara Greenwood, GGP, Tehmina Husain, GGP, GPCP, and Andrea Rutledge, CAE, have been elected as new directors.
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'Ribbon of Light' Begins to Unfurl in Los Angeles

The city’s largest infrastructure project connects downtown with East Los Angeles.

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Laing O’Rourke transitions to electric cars

Construction contractor Laing O’Rourke expects all of its company cars to be electric powered by 2025.
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Architectural Record To Hold Innovation Conference, October 9 in NYC

Architectural Record To Hold Innovation Conference, October 9 in NYC

McGraw Hill Construction’s Architectural Record will present its 12th annual Innovation Conference, “Breakthrough: Design at the Intersection of Art, Science & Technology,” on Thursday, October 9 at McGraw Hill Financial headquarters, 1221 Avenue of the Americas in Manhattan.
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Dodge Momentum Index Climbed Again in May

The Dodge Momentum Index gained 2.0% in May to 125.2 (2000=100) following April’s strong rebound. According to McGraw Hill Construction, a division of McGraw Hill Financial. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.
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BPM Tips: Improve Specification Position on the Web & 3rd Party Sites

To building product manufacturers, I cannot stress enough the importance of specification. During the coronavirus pandemic, which is currently keeping us from face-to-face meetings, web-based availability of a BPM’s content to specifiers has never been more of a necessity. Architects, engineers, and specification writers want the latest, most accurate version of the specification and other content and they assume that this up-to-date information is available on the BPM’s website.See Original Article

Dodge Momentum Index Descends in July

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Pamela Conrad: Laying Groundwork for Designs That Give Back to the Environment

Laying the groundwork for all landscape architects to design sites that give back to the environment

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