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    Last week to nominate a woman leader

    Construction Dive is seeking nominations through Feb. 10 to highlight the industry’s leading women in all sectors.

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    Revizto is now certified by ISO 27001

    Revizto, the industry-leading Integrated Collaboration Platform, achieves ISO 27001 certification.

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    Skanska profits drop, US backlog and optimism remain high

    Even though the Swedish contractor’s full-year profit dipped, it reported record backlog last year.

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    Top 10 metros for construction starts

    Even when adjusted for inflation, commercial and multifamily starts were robust in 2022 as projects moved back toward urban cores, according to a new report.

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    Messer expands to South Carolina, opens 11th regional office

    The company will pursue aviation, healthcare and other work in the state.

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    Project Milestones

    Turner breaks ground on $300M Connecticut resort

    The Great Wolf Lodge project includes a 91,000-square-foot indoor waterpark. 

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    US business leaders anticipate rampant budget cuts

    A new study shows that companies are planning as if a recession will happen, even if there are mixed views about the economy.

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    Project Milestones

    Mutual of Omaha, JE Dunn break ground on $600M office tower

    The insurance company's 44-story headquarters building will be the tallest in Nebraska.

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    Contractors search for clarity amid changing pot laws

    Twenty-one states plus Washington, D.C., will have recreational marijuana laws on the books by the end of the year.

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    How multifamily developers are keeping the construction pipeline flowing

    Panelists at the NMHC Apartment Strategies Conference offered a glimpse at their 2023 strategies.

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    Construction job openings hit third highest on record

    As jobs go unfilled, a majority of U.S. construction firms say they intend to increase staffing levels over the next six months, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

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    Florida contractor files for Chapter 11

    Supply chain disruptions, inflation and labor shortages are causing major headaches for firms with fixed-price contracts, leading some into bankruptcy, attorneys say.

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    2023 OUTLOOK

    7 projects to watch in 2023

    From an NFL stadium to a major airport expansion and a massive manufacturing plant, these high-profile, high-impact projects are expected to hit significant milestones this year.

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    Inflation is pushing wages higher

    Even though construction salaries are rising faster than those in most other industries, contractors are struggling to hire and retain new employees.

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    Nonresidential spending falls 0.5%

    Despite strong construction starts, both private and public outlays were down for the last month of 2022.

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    ‘Recession is underway’ for home builders

    The downturn will expand to the rest of the U.S. economy this year via slowing economic output and rising job losses, the NAHB’s chief economist said Tuesday.

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    Racism in Construction

    Terminated worker sues Brasfield & Gorrie for discrimination

    A suit in federal court alleges supervisors for the Birmingham, Alabama, firm harassed the employee for his Mexican heritage and wearing earrings at work.

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    Contech firm Built Robotics acquires Roin, eyes expansion

    The acquisition adds Roin's automated concrete power trowel to Built's retrofit excavation automation tools.

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    NYC to reform zoning to add housing in Midtown Manhattan

    During his State of the City address last week, Mayor Eric Adams also announced new funding to enforce tenant protection laws and expanded free broadband services for residents who live in public housing.

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    Q&A

    Why 3D printing is still flat in commercial construction

    Building codes — not capabilities or design — are holding the technology back, according to an engineering firm executive.

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    Only half of companies have the budgets necessary to mitigate cybersecurity risks: study

    A report from Neustar shows macroeconomic pressures are leading to a squeeze on IT security spending.

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    Baltimore’s B&P rail tunnel on track for $4.5B replacement

    Amtrak will use multiple project delivery methods including the Delivery Partner model, in which a contractor’s payments will be tied to key metrics.

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    2022 was a bad year for trench deaths. This year could be worse.

    One of construction’s most preventable hazards has already taken its toll in the first months of OSHA’s fiscal year.

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    The Dotted Line: What’s up with WOTUS?

    A new EPA rule could result in additional costs of $1 million per acre for projects adjacent to certain waterways.

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    Project Milestones

    Bechtel completes $140M Texas solar project

    The country’s second-largest contractor claims the project can power over 20,000 homes.

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    Project Wins

    Granite wins $46M California interchange project

    Funded with federal dollars, the job will eliminate a T-shaped intersection on U.S. 101 in Northern California.