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    2024’s top construction events

    It’s time to plan for the year ahead. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for 2024.

    Updated Jan. 12, 2024
  • Gray-Hourigan break ground on the $1 billion Lego manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County, Virginia.
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    Construction’s manufacturing boom: Mapping the biggest facilities underway in the US

    Notable updates to the tracker this month include a $1 billion lithium refinery in Muskogee, Oklahoma, and a $200 million Norththrop Grumman manufacturing facility in Waynesboro, Virginia.

    Updated Feb. 15, 2024
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    Supply chain headaches persist 4 years into pandemic

    As the fourth anniversary of COVID-19’s arrival in the U.S. nears, contractors are still dealing with challenges around materials pricing and availability.

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    Tutor Perini posts $171M loss for 2023 on legal disputes

    The megaproject contractor said most of the charges related to settlements on legacy projects have been resolved.

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    Executive Moves

    Burns & McDonnell taps new CEO, expands C-suite

    Incoming chief Leslie Duke said the fresh roles and promotions will bolster the Kansas City-based contractor as it takes advantage of infrastructure opportunities.

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    Screening can wrongly eliminate potential tradesworkers

    The recruiting process that works for office jobs isn’t always effective when looking for construction labor, experts say.

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    Scout Motors breaks ground on $2B EV plant after environmental delays

    The automotive company plans to finish its South Carolina facility in 2026 after pausing construction in the fall of 2023.

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    Q&A

    Virginia pioneers adoption of offsite construction code

    Ryan Colker, vice president of innovation for the International Code Council, told Construction Dive what the update will mean for builders in the region and beyond.

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    February 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders including Flatiron, Granite and McCarthy.

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    Project Wins

    Walsh subsidiary leads $855M DFW Terminal F Concourse JV

    In addition to Archer Western Construction, other contractors include Turner, H.J. Russell, Carcon Industries and Phillips|May.

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    Wells Fargo CFO calls commercial real estate a ‘long movie’

    The office market is under the most pressure, the bank’s finance chief Michael Santomassimo said on Monday.

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    5 contech firms pull in cash amid funding downturn

    Companies focused on productivity tools, robots and AI-powered back office platforms have found success recently with investment rounds.

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    Column

    The Dotted Line: Preparing for NLRB’s joint employer rule

    Clear contract language and careful follow-through can help ensure that GCs aren’t liable for subcontractors’ employees.

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    Infrastructure builders optimistic, despite drop in some sectors

    Inflation and a lack of workers continue to challenge these projects amid the federal funding boost.

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    Regional Report

    Tampa’s sunny construction market has builders feeling good

    Contractors in Tampa — a big city with a small town feel — reap the benefits of one of the fastest-growing metros in the U.S.

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    Climate risk planning portal from Argonne National Lab gets new features

    The platform uses one of the world's largest supercomputers to model climate change hazards for vulnerable populations and infrastructure.

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    Skanska begins World Cup upgrades on MetLife Stadium

    The contractor will replace seats at the East Rutherford, New Jersey, stadium in order to accommodate eight soccer matches at the international FIFA tournament in 2026.

  • A construction worker helps build a mixed-use apartment complex which will hold over 700 units of apartment housing and 95,000 square feet of commercial space on January 25, 2024 in Los Angeles.
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    Economic Reports

    Construction starts flatline even as manufacturing accelerates

    Expected interest rate cuts in the second half of 2024 should spur more groundbreakings as the year progresses, according to Dodge.

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    Apartment starts fall 38%

    Developers completed 538,000 multifamily units during January, a 53.7% YOY jump.

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    $30M boutique hotel underway in Atlanta suburb

    The Chambray Hotel, a JdV by Hyatt property, joins the long list of hospitality projects in development in the rapidly expanding metropolitan area.

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    Project Wins

    McCarthy/Vaughn JV tapped for $5B Dallas hospital build

    The new complex will have 552 beds in what the owners claim will be one of the largest pediatric hospital campuses in the country.

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    Granite posts profit for 2023, earns $26M in Q4

    The California-based road builder’s pivot to small jobs is paying off, but charges from outstanding legacy projects left a blot on its quarterly results.

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    5 of the largest US office conversions underway

    Over 55,000 residential units are in the pipeline, concentrated in major metros.

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    Q&A

    Biology background shapes Jacobs exec’s approach to construction

    Chrissy Thom leads the contractor’s Americas East division in developing advanced AI products, digital twins, new commercial models and other innovative solutions.

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    Opinion

    Construction fire safety at ‘major crossroads,’ industry expert says

    New collaborative and digital-led solutions are needed to meet contractors’ fire prevention needs, according to a fire investigator.