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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
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    Sponsored by Tough Leaf

    Out with the old: Modernizing subcontractor diversity with AI so everyone wins

    Achieving diversity goals in construction has long been an uphill battle, but innovative AI solutions are transforming outdated sourcing methods.

  • Worker inside Toyota's $1.3 billion EV plant in Georgetown, Kentucky.
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    Construction’s manufacturing boom: Mapping the biggest facilities underway in the US

    New additions to the tracker this month include a $3.24 billion Lake Charles Methanol manufacturing facility in Louisiana and a $1.5 billion GlobalFoundries semiconductor plant in Malta, New York.

    Updated March 14, 2024
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    Retrieved from King County Wastewater Treatment Division on April 11, 2024
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    Seattle area investing $10B in wastewater infrastructure

    King County, Washington, is planning a slew of resilience and clean water upgrades over the next decade, bolstered by new EPA loan financing.

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    Flatiron lands 4 airport projects worth $270M

    The awards fall in line with the company’s strategy of pursuing jobs with “balanced risk profiles.”

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    High-speed rail project in Texas gets high-level US, Japan support

    The Texas Central project would connect Dallas and Houston using Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train technology. Amtrak announced its involvement in August.

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    USF announces replacement contractor for football stadium

    The Florida university, which split with Barton Malow in December, named the new leadership team for the $340 million venue.

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    DOT releases $830M for resilience projects

    The goal is to bolster the country’s transportation systems against the extreme weather impacts of climate change.

  • U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V.,  listens during a hearing before Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations Committee.
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    Senate kills joint employer rule, setting up veto battle

    With a presidential veto likely and federal courts considering the rule, the fate of the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer standard is tenuous. 

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    Economic Reports

    New price jumps ‘not especially good news’ for construction

    Overall building material costs have now increased in every month of 2024, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

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    Skender hit by ransomware attack

    The Chicago-based builder disclosed the breach, which affected 1,067 people, in a filing with the Maine Attorney General’s office on April 5.

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    Courtesy of Plenary Infrastructure Philadelphia / Amtrak
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    Q&A

    The internet ‘wasn’t designed to be secure’: Gilbane CIO

    Karen Higgins-Carter, the company’s chief information officer and a former banking industry executive, says contractors need to band together against cyber threats.

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    Q&A

    Nashville contractor on value of projects big and small

    Brandon Mason formed his company in 2019 and credits his firm’s quick growth to mentors and the city’s rise.

    Updated April 15, 2024
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    Report highlights biggest hazards for crane operators

    Although falls and struck-bys are the most frequent causes of injury, heat stress and fatigue were the most common contributors to incidents.

  • In an aerial view, salvage crews use cranes and barges to remove bridge wreckage from the a cargo ship.
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    Q&A // Baltimore bridge collapse

    Key Bridge cleanup ‘an engineering nightmare’

    A crane safety veteran discusses the challenges of removing the wreckage from the Patapsco River.

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    Bringing staff and student voices into the school design process

    Education leaders and school architects say knowing what students and staff want in school construction and renovation is vital for planning.

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    Opinion // Business Matters

    How to win without being the low bidder

    It is possible for contractors to secure projects based on value over price, writes consultant Chad Prinkey.

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    Project Wins

    Jacobs wins $45M Miami wastewater contract

    The Dallas-based company continues to add water infrastructure projects to its backlog, a key sector of focus according to its most recent earnings call.

  • Positioned at the heart of Bellevue’s central business district, 555 Tower stands taller than any existing building in Bellevue.
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    Turner reboots construction on Amazon office tower

    Work will continue on the top 22 floors of the 1-million-square-foot building in Bellevue, Washington, where the tech giant paused its efforts in July 2022.

  • Construction workers listen to a speech from US President Joe Biden at Intel Ocotillo Campus on March 20, 2024 in Chandler, Arizona.
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    Economic Reports

    Construction planning posts largest decline of 2024

    Institutional developments, which include life sciences and lab projects that surged during the pandemic, have now slowed down, according to Dodge Construction Network.

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    KPF designs NYC’s first all-electric academic research lab building at Columbia University

    The building will exceed New York City’s Local Law 97 greenhouse gas emissions rules, despite increased ventilation requirements, the architecture firm says.

  • CRG Completes 77-Acre Industrial Land Sale at The Cubes at West Port Near Savannah, Ga.
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    After pandemic boom, industrial construction starts fade

    Project kickoffs fell 40% last year, as a slew of COVID-era warehouse and distribution projects have outpaced demand.

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    Courtesy of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
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    TSMC awarded $6.6B in CHIPS funding

    The chipmaker also announced plans for a third semiconductor factory in Phoenix as part of an advanced manufacturing hub.

  • Construction crews work on a freeway overpass along Highway 101 on March 26, 2012 in Novato, California.
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    State transportation projects need better oversight: DOT audit

    Delays could increase the risk of infrastructure act funding not achieving its intended benefits, cautions the Transportation Department’s Office of Inspector General.

  • A rendering of two modern buildings, angular and glassy. The building on the left is more squat, and wider at the base.
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    Sutter Health to build $442M medical complex in San Francisco

    The Northern California healthcare giant picked Appleton, Wisconsin-based Boldt Co. to deliver the project, which will open its doors in 2028.

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    Construction set for Louisiana’s $362M Jimmie Davis Bridge

    Baton Rouge-based James Construction Group will build the new, four-lane span next to the existing structure, which will be transformed into a linear park.