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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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    Sponsored by Power Design

    Getting back on track – finding solutions to project obstacles

    As labor shortages and lack of skilled workers loom, one MEP contractor creates pathways to ease project takeovers and meet critical deadlines. 

  • 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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    Courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corp.
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    NYC issues RFP for $1B life sciences project

    The redevelopment aims to transform Hunter College’s Brookdale campus in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan into an innovation hub.

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    NorSun to invest $620M in first US solar facility

    The Norway-based company will work with Silfab Solar to supply the manufacturing plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

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    Opinion // Business Matters

    A contractor’s success or failure starts at the top

    Many seemingly thriving firms deal with employee burnout, high turnover or an unhealthy culture. It’s up to company leaders to fix that.

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    Courtesy of John Glenn Columbus International Airport
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    After stalled labor talks, $2B Columbus airport project receives more funds

    Negotiations between local unions and contractors did not yield an agreement, but Hensel Phelps and the airport authority say they’re dedicated to hiring local, disadvantaged businesses.

  • An increase in empty office spaces around the country threatens to diminish U.S. business districts.
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    Economic Reports

    Easing inflation, potential rate cuts boost backlog

    Builders have fared well so far this year despite high interest rates, rising prices and emerging weakness in the broader economy, according to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.

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    Project Wins

    BE&K to build $4.1B Novo Nordisk facility in North Carolina

    The project will encompass 1.4 million square feet across 10 buildings and boost the drugmaker’s production of the diabetes medication Ozempic.

  • Interior of a coworking office space with computers and laptops in desks. Modern open plan office with no people.
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    Office real estate is now a tale of three markets, Cushman & Wakefield says

    The office vacancy rate will peak at 21.6% in late 2025, but performance between the best and worst buildings varies greatly, according to the firm’s mid-year macro outlook for commercial real estate.

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    New initiative seeks innovations to streamline NYC’s building process

    The Buildings Tech Lab is designed to evaluate technology solutions that can help the city’s Department of Buildings manage construction.

  • A BART train rolls past in an underground station, the light is yellowed and the train is moving quickly.
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    Bechtel wins $490M contract for California rail extension

    The new line will be the largest single public infrastructure project ever constructed in Santa Clara County, according to a news release.

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    Q&A

    Changes coming to NYC construction safety, permitting

    The code update will affect the definition of a major building and how many permits a superintendent can be involved with at one time, according to former DOB Assistant Commissioner Peter Amato.

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    Q&A

    Flatiron water lead sees growth ahead

    Urbanization, climate change and tighter safety standards are driving demand for wastewater and other water infrastructure projects, said Ian Dickinson. 

  • Rendering of Meta's $800 million data center in Alabama
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    Data center demand continues despite supply bottlenecks

    Momentum for these projects has escalated again, fueled by institutional investment and strong underlying fundamentals, according to a recent CBRE report.

  • A railroad station in Santa Ana, California.
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    DOT awards $1.8B in transportation infrastructure grants

    Nearly 150 road, rail, transit and port projects will receive discretionary grant funds from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE, program.

  • Men and women with shovels in front of a sign reading "President Joe Biden - Investing in America."
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    New Virginia-North Carolina intercity passenger rail line starts construction

    Trains could run at up to 110 mph along portions of the route connecting two of the busiest train stations in the Southeast.

  • A rendering of the Oak Ridge Second Target Station, which is a large, modern-looking facility, white and grey, on a large plot of land.
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    Courtesy of Hensel Phelps
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    Project Wins

    Hensel Phelps snares Oak Ridge lab job worth up to $3B

    The facility, where the Department of Energy will conduct research across the physical and biological sciences, has an eight-year build schedule.

  • A rendering shows the design of a new green railroad bridge over the Connecticut River.
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    Project Wins

    O&G/Tutor Perini lands $1.3B Connecticut River Bridge job

    The railway span will replace a 117-year-old structure and allow a 55% increase in maximum speeds for Amtrak trains.

  • workers toil on a hot construction site with the orange sun in the background
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    OSHA proposes rule to protect workers from extreme heat

    Released Tuesday, the standard would require employers to provide water and rest breaks when high heat creates a hazardous work environment.

  • A construction worker walks through the Stamford Transportation Center on August 28, 2023 in Stamford, Connecticut
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    Economic Reports

    Job openings remain flat

    Construction counted 339,000 open jobs in May, a less than 1% decrease from the month prior.

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    Supreme Court’s Chevron, Corner Post decisions could delay energy investments, spur litigation: analysts

    FERC Chairman Willie Phillips defended the commission’s transmission planning rule after the court eliminated the Chevron deference for federal agencies.

  • A man in a suit and an orange safety vest uses a tablet on a construction site. The user is in the foreground and clear, the background is blurred.
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    Contech backer launches second, $100M fund

    Document Crunch investor Ironspring Ventures pumped $61 million into 14 companies with its first fund, and is looking to scale up with this new pool of money.

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    Courtesy of Swinerton
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    Q&A // ConTech Conversations

    What generative AI can do for construction right now

    Aaron Anderson, the director of innovation for Swinerton, dishes on the tech and the tools the firm uses to stay competitive.

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    Chevron ruling adds new wrinkle to US cybersecurity efforts

    The Supreme Court decision could have major ramifications for federal agencies that rely on old laws to tackle digital-era policy challenges, legal analysts said.

  • A drawing of a bridge over a river in downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.
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    Opinion

    Billion-dollar investments propel bridge repair, replacement projects

    Spans in states like Florida, Iowa and Vermont are getting a new lease on life thanks to federal, state and local funding.