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    The Dotted Line: Cost escalations lead to more disputes

    Construction attorneys say price increases for labor and materials are causing friction between GCs, subs and owners.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Ford breaks ground on $5.6B Tennessee EV project

    The construction of electric vehicle factories in the U.S. is expected to increase in coming years, especially due to backing from the federal government. 

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Southern states saw active apartment construction in urban areas

    Downtown Atlanta has delivered over 21,500 new units over the last 10 years, according to StorageCafe.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Sept. 26, 2022
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    How small construction businesses can succession plan

    Employees make the best owners, according to a financial expert, as they have already invested in the business’ success.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Turner wins $900M New Jersey film studio project

    1888 Studios, named after the year Thomas Edison invented the motion picture camera, will sit on a former Texaco oil refinery site.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Dodge: Total construction starts fell 9% in August

    Strength outside of high valuation projects shows the construction sector has not yet been undermined by a potential 2023 recession.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Turner halts work at $1.5B Meta site for recurring racist graffiti

    After Turner held a stand-down at a massive Nebraska data center project to address racist speech scrawled on the site, a second hateful missive appeared.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    ABI score jumps, outlook remains muted

    AIA’s Architecture Billings Index score for August increased, but business conditions remain mixed in different regions of the country.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    Collecting personal data improves safety, but increases contractor liability

    Companies could face legal consequences for failing to secure employee data.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Sept. 21, 2022
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    Shawmut targets NYC area growth

    Dave Margolius, executive vice president of Shawmut’s New York City metro region, said the company wants to expand into healthcare and life sciences.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    $838M neurosciences center breaks ground in Connecticut

    The 505,000-square-foot hospital in New Haven will be the largest project of its kind in state history.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    150 years after the Great Chicago Fire, mass timber buildings are making a comeback

    Now equipped with fire-resistant technologies, a planned Chicago high-rise is among the latest building projects in the U.S. utilizing the carbon-sequestering building material.

    By Stephenie Overman • Sept. 20, 2022
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    Granite nixes plans to sell water, mineral units

    Kyle Larkin, the firm’s president and CEO, said “current market conditions” meant the firm couldn’t get the price it wanted for the businesses.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    XL Construction’s Chris Bailey talks inflation, supply chain and the need for immigration reform

    After correctly predicting that higher costs and supply chain impacts weren’t temporary in early 2021, the California-based contractor gives his views on the biggest challenges facing the sector now.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    PCL details renovations at LA’s Crypto.com Arena

    The former Staples Center in Los Angeles will stay open as it gets new suites, LED screens, concessions and other improvements.

    By Sept. 19, 2022
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    OSHA expands severe violator program

    The updated policy targets more employers that commit willful, repeat infractions.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    White House details how CHIPS money will be spent

    The Department of Commerce’s CHIPS for America fund will invest $50 billion to revitalize the domestic semiconductor industry, protect national and economic security and create jobs.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Construction input prices fall for second straight month

    The costs for building a commercial project declined 1.4% in August, following a similar decline in July, but were still up 16.7% from a year ago. 

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Amazon cancels, delays dozens of warehouses as it looks to rightsize capacity

    The e-commerce giant is slowing its network expansion after excess capacity and less productive facilities saw billions of dollars in added costs.

    By Max Garland • Sept. 15, 2022
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    Armed with steady backlogs, nonresidential construction pros shrug off recession fears

    Commercial contractor confidence rose in August — a stark contrast to the homebuilding market, which is already in a recession.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Worker killed in accident at Lendlease jobsite in New York City

    Pape Khoule was pronounced dead on the site of the 1 Java Street mixed-use project in Brooklyn.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Railroads prepare for nationwide strike

    A major rail stoppage could add to construction’s supply chain woes, according to a new report.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Building group launches national BIM program

    The National Institute of Building Sciences aims to boost efficiency in construction with a BIM standard for the entire life cycle of a project.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Recession likely in 2023, Fitch says

    Cuts to estimates for earnings growth underscore the growing risk of a U.S. downturn next year, Fitch Ratings said.

    By Jim Tyson • Sept. 13, 2022
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    Intel breaks ground on $20B Ohio semiconductor manufacturing site

    The chip giant selected Gilbane Building Co., along with Ohio-based partners, to manage early excavation work on the project.

    By Sept. 12, 2022