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  • A rendering shows the planned training center for dog guides in Ontario, Canada.
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    Project Wins

    Pet project: Turner’s $43M dog training facility build

    The contractor is constructing a center for the Lions Foundation of Canada Dog Guides in Oakville, Ontario, where crews are fostering a puppy onsite.

    By July 19, 2024
  • Packaging boxes are wrapped and stacked on pallets in a warehouse, with a trailer at the dock.
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    Construction firm to pay $50K to settle claim it retaliated against HR manager for investigating harassment

    Pro Pallet allegedly chastised the HR manager for investigating the complaint, reassigned major parts of her job to others and excluded her from meetings.

    By Ginger Christ • July 19, 2024
  • Trendline

    Safety

    Construction Dive takes a look at ways to keep workers safe on the job. Read on for ideas that can help keep your jobsites hazard-free and productive.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Permission granted by Skanska USA
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    Q&A

    The key to talking about mental health: ‘Make sure people feel comfortable.’

    Skanska USA says its outreach programs in Ohio and Tennessee have had a real impact in removing the stigma around sensitive subjects.

    By July 18, 2024
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    Chip Somodevilla via Getty Images
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    Deep Dive

    What employers can expect following the end of Chevron deference

    For one thing, the Department of Labor’s regulations may not fare well under federal courts’ scrutiny post-Chevron, a former DOL official told HR Dive.

    By Ryan Golden • July 18, 2024
  • A rendering of a silver building with the Vinfast logo on a baby blue background, with a parking lot in front of it.
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    Courtesy of Vinfast.

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    VinFast pushes back North Carolina factory timeline

    The EV startup says production is now expected to begin in 2028.

    By Haley Cawthon • July 17, 2024
  • A man and woman in hardhats walk the site of a dusty construction project
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    Permission granted by AECOM Hunt
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    Q&A

    AECOM Hunt exec studied architecture but made her career in construction

    Executive Vice President Corissa Smith oversees the company’s convention center work nationwide.

    By July 17, 2024
  • The 500-key hotel tower at Bally’s Chicago Casino will sit at the southern end of the development.
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    Courtesy of Bally's Corp.
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    Bally’s changes hotel location at Chicago casino project

    The 500-room tower will move to the southern end of the 30-acre development due to unforeseen underground infrastructure, the gambling and entertainment company said. 

    By Jenna Walters • July 16, 2024
  • Penn Station Partners, Amtrak’s redevelopment group, placed the project on hold
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    Courtesy of Amtrak/Lawrence Green
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    Economic Reports

    Construction project abandonments surge

    Developers are also delaying jobs, including Amtrak’s $175 million redevelopment of Baltimore’s Penn Station.

    By July 16, 2024
  • Rendering of the Tucson Rehabilitation Hospital
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    Q&A

    Mycon breaks ground on first Arizona project, talks strategic growth

    Among other innovations, the Dallas firm is using robotic process automation to streamline routine accounting tasks.

    By July 16, 2024
  • A rendering of a futuristic building in an open, green field. The shining white, rounded structure is bedecked with windows.
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    Courtesy of Andretti Global
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    Project Milestones

    Clark completes first phase of Andretti Global headquarters

    The nearly 400,000-square-foot facility in Fishers, Indiana, will more than quadruple the size of the auto racing giant’s current headquarters.

    By July 15, 2024
  • An exterior shot of the LED screen, made up of large, pink cubes that say "TSX."
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    Courtesy of Mike Van Tassel
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    Project Milestones

    $2.5B tower completed in Times Square

    The contracting team on the 47-story TSX Broadway used lifts to raise the site’s original theater by 30 feet.

    By July 12, 2024
  • A rendered photo of the outside of Entek's battery separator facility in Indiana.
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    Courtesy of Entek
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    Entek receives $1.2B DOE loan for Indiana battery separator facility

    The loan covers most of the costs to build the facility in Terre Haute and boost the domestic lithium-ion battery cell supply chain.

    By Joelle Anselmo • July 12, 2024
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    Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.
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    Midyear construction check: Cooling inflation boosts most sectors

    Innovative financing and cost management strategies can help contractors manage headwinds, said Joe Natarelli, construction services leader at Marcum.

    By July 12, 2024
  • Project rendering of the Science Park and Research Campus
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    Courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corp.
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    NYC issues RFP for $1B life sciences project

    The redevelopment aims to transform Hunter College’s Brookdale campus in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan into an innovation hub.

    By July 11, 2024
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    NorSun to invest $620M in first US solar facility

    The Norway-based company will work with Silfab Solar to supply the manufacturing plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

    By Joelle Anselmo • July 11, 2024
  • Interior of a coworking office space with computers and laptops in desks. Modern open plan office with no people.
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    Office real estate is now a tale of three markets, Cushman & Wakefield says

    The office vacancy rate will peak at 21.6% in late 2025, but performance between the best and worst buildings varies greatly, according to the firm’s mid-year macro outlook for commercial real estate.

    By Nish Amarnath • July 10, 2024
  • A rendering of a large cluster of manufacturing facilities and surrounding parking lots.
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    Courtesy of Novo Nordisk
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    Project Wins

    BE&K to build $4.1B Novo Nordisk facility in North Carolina

    The project will encompass 1.4 million square feet across 10 buildings and boost the drugmaker’s production of the diabetes medication Ozempic.

    By July 10, 2024
  • A BART train rolls past in an underground station, the light is yellowed and the train is moving quickly.
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    Bechtel wins $490M contract for California rail extension

    The new line will be the largest single public infrastructure project ever constructed in Santa Clara County, according to a news release.

    By July 9, 2024
  • Rendering of Meta's $800 million data center in Alabama
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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.

    By July 8, 2024
  • 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.

    By Dan Zukowski • July 8, 2024
  • 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.

    By July 8, 2024
  • A rendering of a large building, covered in windows on the exterior, lit up at night.
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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.

    By July 3, 2024
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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.

    By Ethan Howland • July 3, 2024
  • A construction worker walks through the Stamford Transportation Center on August 28, 2023 in Stamford, Connecticut
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    Photo by John Moore/Getty Images via Getty Images
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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.

    By July 3, 2024
  • A white building with windows, with the black Topsoe logo above the glass doors.
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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.

    By Sara Samora • July 2, 2024