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    Contech Funding

    Robotics firm Kewazo gets a $10M lift

    The company’s automated hoist bot provides more than just muscle, offering onboard data analytics for site management, too.

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    Call for entries: Construction’s top women leaders 2023

    Construction Dive is seeking nominations through Feb. 10 to highlight the industry’s leading women in all sectors.

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    New construction technology releases: January 2023

    eTakeoff, Topcon, RedTeam and others have recently released new products and updates to keep construction projects running on time and on budget.

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    4 North American contech startups selected for tech incubator

    The French construction firm Vinci Group's innovation platform aims to solve key problems in the industry.

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    Intel cancels $700M Oregon lab project

    The tech giant planned to use the 200,000-square-foot facility to study sustainable technologies for data centers.

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    Executive Moves

    DPR Construction taps Mark Whitson as president

    Whitson, who started as a carpenter and built his career at the firm, will lead alongside CEO George Pfeffer.

  • Ugo Salerno, chairman and CEO of RINA (right) shakes hands with Daniel Dietzler, founder of Patrick Engineering (left)
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    RINA buys Patrick Engineering, enters US civil market

    Italy’s RINA has expanded its global footprint with the acquisition of the Illinois-based engineering, design and construction management firm.

  • Aerial view of a concessions area with shops and red and yellow chairs around red tables, with gates in the background.
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    $2.7B Newark Airport terminal opens

    Designed and built by a Parsons/Tutor Perini joint venture, the project is the Port Authority's largest New Jersey expenditure ever.

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    2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

    As they look to the year ahead, contractors want to know how frayed supply chains, inflation and labor shortages will affect their business.

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    Empower workers to speak up about jobsite hazards

    Presenters at AGC’s recent conference discussed how company culture impacts project safety.

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    Opinion

    Construction is among the industries most at risk for ACA penalties

    Some contractors have received notices of fines in the millions of dollars for failing to meet Affordable Care Act requirements.

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    3 reasons why labor, material and land prices may ease for multifamily developers

    The cost of building new apartments should moderate this year, experts say.

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    Project Wins

    Balfour Beatty wins Miami Beach Convention Center hotel project

    Construction is expected to be completed on the 800-room hotel in 2025.

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    NJ law allows contractors to use private inspections

    The law codifies a three-day inspection turnaround and allows developers to contract with private agencies if local officials cannot do so in that time frame. 

  • Chevrolet unveils the full lineup of its 2020 Silverado Heavy Duty Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at General Motors Flint Assembly where the trucks will be built in Flint, Michigan.
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    GM to invest nearly $1B in 4 factories

    The funds will help prepare sites in Michigan, New York and Ohio to produce new gas and electric products.

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    Construction input prices log biggest drop since April 2020

    December’s report marks the largest monthly decline since early in the pandemic and the smallest annual increase in nearly two years, according to ABC. But pricing pressures remain.

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    Why an overly detailed safety plan can be a liability

    A massive rulebook that most workers won’t read can leave a contractor vulnerable to fines and lawsuits, according to panelists at AGC’s safety conference.

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    OSHA inspected more construction sites last year than any other workplace

    OSHA Regional Administrator Stephen Boyd spoke candidly about the industry’s fatality numbers at AGC’s health and safety conference this week.

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    Deep Dive // 2023 OUTLOOK

    Recession watch: Why the next one will be different

    Executives from Skanska, DPR, Suffolk and others see unique characteristics in an economic slowdown this year.

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    Weak retail sales, manufacturing signal cooling economy

    The Fed’s fight against inflation, while showing some recent signs of success, may dim prospects for economic growth.

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    DHS strengthens deportation protection for undocumented workers involved in employment claims

    A new policy by DHS is a “win” for undocumented workers, one advocate says.

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    Las Vegas Sands plans $4B casino development in Long Island, NY

    The sprawling hospitality and entertainment project, which still needs approval, would include a variety of amenities.

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    Texas county adopts policy to curb construction death rate

    The rule will prevent companies with poor records from winning public jobs and will require employers to pay for managers’ OSHA training.

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    Hensel Phelps launches tech investment arm

    Diverge provides a platform to nurture startups that aim to solve the problems of today and tomorrow.

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    Q&A

    ‘Huge appetite’ for mass timber fuels new Webcor unit

    Webcor Timber is looking to capitalize on a growing industry, an executive at the California contractor said.