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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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    Courtesy of Flatiron
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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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    Courtesy of Hensel Phelps
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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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    The image by Charlie Nguyen is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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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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    (2024). [Photograph]. Retrieved from U.S. Department of Transportation.
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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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    Courtesy of Amtrak
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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.

  • Power lines in the Florida Everglades.
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    TexPhoto via Getty Images
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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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    Permission granted by Knoxvilletn.gov
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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.

  • Construction crews work on Interstate 95 in Connecticut at night.
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    John Moore via Getty Images
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    Economic Reports

    Public construction spending roars, private markets whimper

    Outlays for commercial builds faltered in May as those for civil projects rose again, propelling the overall nonresidential sector to a 6.2% gain for the year. 

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    Courtesy of Topsoe.

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    Topsoe, ABB, Fluor to build joint electrolyzer facility in Virginia

    The collaboration aims to develop a facility with reduced costs and improved safety for making e-fuels.

  • Rendering of LG's $5.5 billion battery plant in Queen Creek, Arizona
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    Courtesy of LG Energy Solution
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    LG pauses construction on part of $5.5B Arizona battery plant

    The firm said it's adjusting the pace of its investments but remains confident the facility will play an important role in its operations.

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    Supreme Court deals big blow to federal agencies

    In a landmark ruling, the justices overturned a 40-year-old precedent and significantly reduced the power of federal agencies to interpret the laws they administer.

  • Workers walk through the halls of a modern laboratory
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    Permission granted by Talisen Construction
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    Q&A

    NYC lab project exemplifies the importance of collaboration

    For the space at the Hudson Research Center, Talisen Construction relied on technology, such as BIM, to optimize work in the early stages. 

  • Aerial view of Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies manufacturing site in Holly Springs, North Carolina
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    Courtesy of Holly Springs Economic Development
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    Project Wins

    Fujifilm taps Jacobs for $1.2B manufacturing site expansion

    The Dallas-based contractor will provide engineering, procurement and construction management services for additional work at the site following its initial phase, which began in 2021.

  • The facility occupies half of a 40,000 square foot building, one that was constructed by the Wright-Ryan team in close partnership with owner and developer, J.B. Brown & Sons, a leading commercial property management and development company based in Portland.
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    Q&A

    Maine GC spotlights new prefab facility

    Wright-Ryan’s Portland factory provides a controlled environment for millwork, wall and floor systems and employee training.

  • A view of the Chicago skyline.
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    JMSilva via Getty Images
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    Chicago DOB still needs to fix broken inspection process: report

    The city's watchdog agency said its buildings department has “not implemented corrective actions” to issues discovered during an August 2022 audit.

  • A rendering of an apartment building, with people milling about in front, with green grass on a sunny day.
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    Courtesy of Gilbane Building Co.
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    June 2024 wins: Contractors tout their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country's biggest builders including Gilbane, Skanska, Jacobs and others.

  • The U.S. Supreme Court building's facade with flowers blurred in the foreground.
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    SCOTUS overturns Chevron doctrine, limiting federal agency reach

    Federal courts will no longer have to defer to agency regulations for interpretation of ambiguous statutes.

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    Entegris to get $75M in CHIPS funding for Colorado plant

    The funds will support the semiconductor supplier's construction of a $600 million, 100,000-square-foot manufacturing center in Colorado Springs.