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    Biden’s 2024 budget proposal bolsters OSHA funding by 17%

    The plan would increase the agency’s number of full-time positions, but it still has a hard time filling jobs.

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    Backlog ticks up, remains historically elevated

    New work continues to surge despite a gloomy economic forecast and elevated borrowing costs, per analysis from Associated Builders and Contractors.

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    Working in person isn’t worth the commute, employees say

    At the same time, about half of workers said being in the office is beneficial for career advancement, signaling a potential disconnect in priorities.

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    $4B Capital Beltway project stalled as lead partner pulls out

    Tutor Perini had been tapped to design and build the toll lanes in the Maryland and Virginia suburbs of Washington, D.C., as part of a public-private partnership.

    Updated March 16, 2023
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    Materials prices inch up slightly

    Declining energy costs are masking persistent inflation and supply chain challenges, said Anirban Basu, ABC chief economist.

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    Design dispute on $1B Texas Harbor Bridge project mostly resolved

    Texas DOT had forced Flatiron/Dragados to stop work over safety concerns.

    Updated March 15, 2023
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    Jobsite safety has slipped since the pandemic, construction CEOs say

    Contractors need to up their safety training practices to avoid “dire consequences,” writes consultant Jay Greenspan.

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    Los Angeles County approves local hiring PLA

    The agreement applies to solely jobs built by the county that cost $5 million or more.

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    Bank failures could lead to heightened cyber threats

    As regulators step in to operate SVB and Signature Bank, security executives warned companies to look out for malicious activity.

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    Equipment makers roll out autonomous machinery at ConExpo

    Teleo, Honda and Volvo are among the manufacturers offering new partnerships and updated products.

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    Bechtel to build EV charging infrastructure

    The Reston, Virginia-based contractor sees the sector as a “very high priority,” per a company executive.

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    Biggest dam removal in US history set to start in California, Oregon

    Kiewit is the contractor on the $450 million effort to take out the Klamath River dams and restore salmon habitats.

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    How multifamily builders are getting ahead of inflation

    Bozzuto Construction’s newly minted VP advocates for the use of 3D modeling tech to increase efficiency.

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    Racism in Construction

    EEOC puts construction on notice

    The agency’s proposed strategic enforcement plan, which will guide its efforts through 2027, called out the industry by name.

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    IIJA brings new funds, challenges to NYC infrastructure overhaul

    Panelists weighed in on the impact of the federal funding during the 2023 New York Build conference last week.

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    Granite wins $30M interchange project north of LA

    The Avenue J improvements in Lancaster include four on- and off-ramps to enhance access for commuters.

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    Tracker // Women in Construction Week 2023

    Construction Champions 2023

    Out of more than 400 submissions, these 31 women stand as examples of how intuition, dedication and intelligence are shaping the industry.

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    Skanska predicts construction costs will rise above inflation in many US cities

    Owners and contractors can expect to shell out more for projects in the near future, per a new report from the contractor that looked at 21 U.S. markets.

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    Gilbane Building Co. revenue up 8%

    The Providence, Rhode Island-based contractor highlighted large projects and public-private partnerships in its recent annual report.

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    DOT and Austin, Texas, launch first-of-its-kind $22B transportation partnership

    It’s the first time the Transportation Department has entered an emerging projects agreement with a city to fast-track networks of related projects rather than using a piecemeal approach.

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    Jacobs wins $249M Navy contract

    The contractor will provide multidisciplinary architect-engineer services at numerous Navy and Marine Corps installations in the Southwest.

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    Courtesy of CO Architects and Hensel Phelps

    WSP revenue, backlog up but profits sag

    The firm reported a strong year and plans to take on more complex infrastructure, environment and refurbishing work going forward.

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    Women in Construction Week 2023

    Be deliberate, set goals: Tips for recruiting women

    In a recent webinar, panelists from across the country offered advice and insight on how to grow the share of women in construction.

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    NYC office, hotel sectors show signs of life

    “New York is back,” but in a way that differs from its pre-pandemic level, a presenter at this week’s New York Build conference said.

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    Energy Department offers $6B to decarbonize industrial manufacturing

    Grants will be awarded to projects in high-polluting sectors such as iron and steel, chemicals and refining and food and beverage.