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  • Fujifilm awarded Jacobs a contract on its $3.2 billion plant in Holly Springs, North Carolina.
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    Construction’s manufacturing boom: Mapping the biggest facilities underway in the US

    New additions to the tracker include a $525 million Polar Semiconductor plant in Bloomington, Minnesota, and a $294 million Boviet Solar manufacturing facility in Greenville, North Carolina.

    Updated May 24, 2024
  • A sign of the NIBS Building Innovation Conference stands in the Washington Hilton Hotel on Sept. 6
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    Top construction events for the second half of 2024

    It’s time to plan ahead. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for the rest of the year.

    Updated April 30, 2024
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    NYC approves second set of zoning changes

    The updates remove a decades-old rule that barred certain commercial building uses, among the changes that aim to boost commercial corridors, promote life sciences activity and bolster manufacturing in the city.

  • A picture shows Peter Murawski and Patrick Haddigan, two Turner Construction superintendents, in their beekeeping gear.
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    In construction, and beekeeping, it’s all about communication

    Two Turner Construction superintendents who tend hives say both pursuits come down to listening to your workers and having a Plan B.

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    Worker sues Turner, subcontractor after deadly Chicago fall

    Ironworker Jeffrey Spyrka survived after plunging eight stories from a scaffold last week. His coworker, technical engineer David O’Donnell, was pronounced dead at the scene.

  • An aerial view shows a project site undergoing construction in Austin, Texas,
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    Economic Reports

    Construction input prices drop for first time in 2024

    Lower material costs also signal the potential for reduced interest rates due to slowing inflation, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

  • Offshore wind turbines in the ocean.
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    Local opposition to renewable energy projects ‘widespread and growing’: Columbia University report

    The report tracks 395 local restrictions on renewable energy development, with 55 of those emerging in the last year.

  • A group of people on strike pose with protest signs.
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    Courtesy of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139
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    Strikes in Wisconsin, Seattle snarl jobsites

    As construction workers walk off the job for better pay this summer, unions are in a strong position to demand higher wages, according to a labor expert.

  • A large white pipe lies in a dirt trench, stretching toward mountains in the background.
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    $7.85B Mountain Valley Pipeline construction complete

    Gas will soon flow on the much-delayed project, which received a green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday.

  • A rendering of an apartment building, with people milling about in front, with green grass on a sunny day.
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    Courtesy of Gilbane Building Co.
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    Project Wins

    Gilbane to develop $100M Purdue University dorm project

    The four-story, 213,000-square-foot apartment complex on the college's Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus is part of a public-private partnership.

  • The 72,578-square-foot medical facility is set to introduce 96 new patient beds and will serve more than 1.2 million people across 45 counties in Pennsylvania.
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    Courtesy of Warfel Construction
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    Project Milestones

    Warfel starts $36M Pennsylvania behavioral health build

    The East Petersburg, Pennsylvania-based construction firm expects to complete construction by the spring of 2025.

  • The 165-foot wide crossing, scheduled to be completed in 2026, will blend into the surroundings and allow wildlife to roam above the busy freeway where up to 300,000 vehicles pass daily.
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    Economic Reports

    Backlog shrinks after 2 months of gains

    While manufacturing and infrastructure spending keeps contractors busy, material price escalation has reemerged in recent months, said ABC’s chief economist.

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    Permission granted by Clayco
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    Executive Moves

    Clayco names chief information officer

    With experience that spans the military as well as global computing firms, Jeff Miller will oversee the contractor’s IT and security initiatives.

  • A roomful of people at booths chat back and forth about their products and services. Folks are dressed business-casual.
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    ConTech Conversations

    The ways contractors are using AI on jobsites now

    Benefits of using the tech on building projects include a competitive safety culture, risk mitigation and flagging contracts for delay provisions.

  • A completed, empty, modern interior of a bank. A desk that says "LGE Community Credit Union" is visible in the background.
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    Q&A // ConTech Conversations

    How ‘Billy the Bot’ helps Cork Howard Construction streamline accounts payable

    Milissa Douglas, controller for the Marietta, Georgia-based general contractor, uses the artificial intelligence-based assistant to streamline invoice management.

  • In an aerial view, the cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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    Project Wins

    Skanska inks deal for Key Bridge removal

    The Maryland Transportation Authority contracted the Sweden-based company for $50 million to remove and dispose of debris of the ill-fated span.

  • Outside view of a glassy building with a walkway on the left over a roadway.
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    Courtesy of Gresham Smith
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    Project Milestones

    Work begins on Virginia airport’s $920M overhaul

    Norfolk International will see a series of upgrades and rehabilitation projects in the coming years, many of which have been recently awarded.

  • Rust-colored, V-shaped transmission towers carry power lines across a barren desert landscape with rugged, treeless mountains in the background.
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    NV Energy proposes 400 MW gas peakers, more than 1 GW each of solar, storage

    The cost of the Greenlink Nevada transmission project has risen 70%, to $4.2 billion, due to inflation, supply chain constraints and labor costs, the utility said.

  • A green electric skid steer machine from Bobcat sits on a construction site.
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    Courtesy of Turner Construction
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    Turner uses electric skid steer at Berkeley’s $550M Gateway project

    The quieter equipment will allow crews to work with minimal disruption to classes at the University of California.

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    Opinion // Business Matters

    How to love the deal you cut

    Sour feelings around the bidding process can carry into a project, causing conflict and reputation damage, writes construction consultant Chad Prinkey.

  • The design-forward multifamily residential building features one of the region’s most comprehensive amenity packages
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    Courtesy of Clayco
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    Project Milestones

    Clayco breaks ground on $180M Phoenix luxury tower

    The Chicago-based construction firm anticipates the completion of the 26-story luxury multifamily building in early 2026.

  • A rendering of new construction, completed, at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto.
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    Courtesy of PCL Construction
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    Project Milestones

    PCL breaks ground on phase 2 of Scotiabank Arena renovations

    The firm will overhaul a section of the concourse and upgrade amenities on the $350 million renovation of the home of the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs.

  • A guitar-shaped building is lit up in purple on the Strip.
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    Courtesy of Hard Rock International
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    Economic Reports

    Data centers, retail lead construction planning

    While certain construction sectors saw growth, the value of newly signed design contracts dipped slightly as owners remain hesitant to commit to new work, the American Institute of Architects said. 

  • A sign near an entranceway to Walt Disney World on May 22, 2023 in Orlando, Florida.
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    Disney eyes $17B worth of work in Florida

    The entertainment company may construct a fifth theme park in Orlando, following an initial agreement with the local oversight board.

  • A shot of three construction workers mid sections.
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    Deep Dive // Heat Safety

    The heat is on. Contractors say they’re ready.

    Commercial construction firms aren't waiting on OSHA's much-anticipated heat standard to protect their workers.