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  • Panelists discuss labor safety technology at the 2023 New York Build conference
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    Construction execs discuss future of safety technology

    Panelists highlighted technologies that identify forward-looking hazard indicators on site during the 2023 New York Build Conference.

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    Protect your surety credit through partnership

    Three ways to include your surety partner in succession planning to avoid unexpected outcomes.

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    Atlanta transit agency’s $2.7B expansion program will get city council-mandated audit

    The “More MARTA Atlanta” program initially consisted of 17 projects with the first to be completed by 2025. The agency has since reduced the scope and extended the timeline.

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    Trades teacher contest with $1.5M in prizes kicks off

    The Harbor Freight Tools for Schools program pays career technical education instructors and their schools up to $100,000.

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    Drones, other contech poised for takeoff in NYC

    Adoption of drone technology would greatly improve the speed and efficiency of conducting facade inspections, said a panelist at the 2023 New York Build Conference.

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    What The New York Times got wrong about construction

    What is holding the industry back from broader tech adoption and more collaboration?

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    Defunct Katerra sues former CFO for bonus

    The failed Softbank-backed startup is alleging its former CFO is obligated to pay back his signing and relocation bonuses amid intensifying scrutiny of executive compensation.

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    Construction starts rebound on manufacturing, housing strength

    After a massive dropoff in January, new groundbreakings for factories and homes contributed to the bounceback, but jitters remain, according to Dodge.

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    Will banking woes drag down commercial real estate?

    Given the current economic climate, the dominant outlook is that things might get worse, but there is a silver lining, writes proptech executive David Bitton.

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    Skanska USA hires first mass timber, prefab lead

    Dean Lewis has 13 years of experience in mass timber roles on the West Coast.

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    JFK Terminal 6 work kicks off as overall costs rise $1B

    The price tag for the airport’s $18 billion transformation shot up due to inflation for materials and labor, as well as supply chain disruptions.

    Updated March 21, 2023
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    Transit leaders worry about accessing new IIJA funds, other system concerns in Senate hearing

    While the infrastructure act provided much-needed funds, concerns about smaller agencies’ ability to access them are very real, said one agency director.

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    Labor Department seeks to diversify workforce on megaprojects

    The new program will offer free assistance to certain federally funded projects to help them find diverse, local talent.

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    WSP USA hires former Jacobs exec as rail business lead

    Joseph Black’s 30 years of public and private transportation experience will inform his new role as senior VP for the rail operations and service planning team.

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    Solar developer to invest over $600M toward Ohio manufacturing plant

    The 1.1 million-square-foot build will utilize 150 union jobs for construction, which will begin in April.

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    DOD taps 7 contractors for $2.5B in Navy projects

    About 80% of the work will be performed in Guam, per the Department of Defense, with the remainder in other areas of the Pacific and Indian oceans.

  • A rendering made on a computer of what one section of California's high speed rail project will look like.
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    California high-speed rail cost jumps to $128B

    The completion date for the first segment from Merced to Bakersfield has also been pushed out to 2030-2033.

  • A close up of a semiconductor, with green and metallic paths for usage of the machine in other technology.
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    Samsung’s Texas chip plant price tag reportedly surges to $25B

    Announced last summer, the chip maker has already spent half of its original $17 billion budget, according to Reuters.

    Updated March 20, 2023
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    Bank failures cause uncertainty for contractors

    The collapses of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank could weaken this year’s outlook for commercial real estate and construction, an economist said.

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    EllisDon tapped for steel furnace job in Ontario

    Algoma Steel’s new $508 million facility, located near Michigan, will produce 70% lower emissions compared to its existing operations.

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    Tutor Perini ‘negatively impacted’ by legal issues, canceled work

    The Los Angeles contractor also said in its earnings call that it lost a record $11 billion in potential new jobs in 2022 when owners canceled projects.

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    Biden’s 2024 budget proposal bolsters OSHA funding by 17%

    The plan would increase the agency’s number of full-time positions, but it still has a hard time filling jobs.

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    Backlog ticks up, remains historically elevated

    New work continues to surge despite a gloomy economic forecast and elevated borrowing costs, per analysis from Associated Builders and Contractors.

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    Working in person isn’t worth the commute, employees say

    At the same time, about half of workers said being in the office is beneficial for career advancement, signaling a potential disconnect in priorities.

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    $4B Capital Beltway project stalled as lead partner pulls out

    Tutor Perini had been tapped to design and build the toll lanes in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., as part of a public-private partnership.

    Updated March 16, 2023
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    Materials prices inch up slightly

    Declining energy costs are masking persistent inflation and supply chain challenges, said Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist.