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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
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    Invisible threat: Combatting indoor air pollution in buildings

    Indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air, largely due to VOCs. See how to help.

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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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    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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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    Opinion

    How construction escrow helps keep payments safe from cybercrime

    These types of accounts help contractors, lenders and suppliers protect funds from online fraud while keeping a project on schedule, writes title expert Michael Stump.

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    Executive Moves

    Big-D taps construction law vet for chief legal officer

    Melissa Beutler Withy, who has written and edited two books on construction law, first represented the company as a partner at a private law firm.

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    Hunter Pasteur Homes

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    Former racetrack makes way for master-plan near Detroit

    The Downs will contain 174 apartments, 53 condos and 245 homes and townhomes at full buildout, plus retail and parking spaces.

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    Project Wins

    Jacobs adds $479M job to collaboration with Atkinson

    The new design contract, part of the $2.68 billion Puget Sound Gateway Program in Washington state, covers five new bridges, a bridge modification and stormwater facilities.

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    Austin, Texas, greenlights $1B in wastewater updates

    Construction is expected to start in 2025 on an expansion of an aging water treatment facility.

  • Construction workers listen to a mental health huddle discussion on an XL Construction jobsite.
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    Opinion

    Safety pro gets personal about construction’s mental health challenges

    While the industry’s suicide and substance abuse rates are some of the highest, the issue doesn’t get enough attention, an XL Construction exec writes.

  • Deira Ward (L) and Lisa Bates (R) work at a computer near a large PCR analysis machine at a Quest Diagnostics testing lab in Indianapolis, Indiana. The lab is capable of processing up to 3700 tests pe
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    Drug test cheating soared last year, analysis shows

    Although the positive drug test rate dropped slightly for safety-sensitive roles, workers in these roles also had a marked increase in cheating attempts, Quest Diagnostics found.

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    Hilton bets big on lifestyle category, plans to double hotels in 4 years

    Former Graduate Hotels President Kevin Osterhaus will lead the growth of the company's lifestyle portfolio, which is expected to increase to 700 hotels.

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    Economic Reports

    Construction’s labor shortage continues, despite dip in open jobs

    Economists say the drop is likely among home builders, which means commercial contractors are still short on workers.

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    New construction technology releases: June 2024

    New tech tools on the market include AI-powered delay forecasting, a smart antenna to better control equipment and a detailed GIS map integration.

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    Q&A

    How Bozzuto evaluates new construction projects

    The Maryland-based residential developer and builder is looking at location, partners and the overall structure of deals, an executive says.

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    Baltimore’s Key Bridge rebuild opens to bidders

    The Maryland Transportation Authority is soliciting project teams under a two-phase progressive design-build process. 

    Updated June 4, 2024
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    Tech can help construction’s labor crisis: McKinsey

    The consulting firm argued that more aggressive solutions are needed to address the staffing gap, such as lucrative pay packages and technology that helps with repetitive tasks.

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    How climate change is hitting highways

    Resilience is a key consideration for road builders amid a slew of new environmental conditions, said a Federal Highway Administration official at the recent 2024 NIBS conference in Washington, D.C.