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    Worker sues Turner, subcontractor after deadly Chicago fall

    Ironworker Jeffrey Spyrka survived after plunging eight stories from a scaffold last week. His coworker, technical engineer David O’Donnell, was pronounced dead at the scene.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Gilbane to develop $100M Purdue University dorm project

    The four-story, 213,000-square-foot apartment complex on the college's Fort Wayne, Indiana, campus is part of a public-private partnership.

    By June 13, 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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    Project Milestones

    Warfel starts $36M Pennsylvania behavioral health build

    The East Petersburg, Pennsylvania-based construction firm expects to complete construction by the spring of 2025.

    By June 13, 2024
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    Q&A // ConTech Conversations

    How ‘Billy the Bot’ helps Cork Howard Construction streamline accounts payable

    Milissa Douglas, controller for the Marietta, Georgia-based general contractor, uses the artificial intelligence-based assistant to streamline invoice management.

    By June 12, 2024
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    Turner uses electric skid steer at Berkeley’s $550M Gateway project

    The quieter equipment will allow crews to work with minimal disruption to classes at the University of California.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Opinion // Business Matters

    How to love the deal you cut

    Sour feelings around the bidding process can carry into a project, causing conflict and reputation damage, writes construction consultant Chad Prinkey.

    By Chad Prinkey • June 11, 2024
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    Opinion

    How construction escrow helps keep payments safe from cybercrime

    These types of accounts help contractors, lenders and suppliers protect funds from online fraud while keeping a project on schedule, writes title expert Michael Stump.

    By Michael Stump • June 10, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    PCL breaks ground on phase 2 of Scotiabank Arena renovations

    The firm will overhaul a section of the concourse and upgrade amenities on the $350 million renovation of the home of the Toronto Raptors and Maple Leafs.

    By June 10, 2024
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    Disney eyes $17B worth of work in Florida

    The entertainment company may construct a fifth theme park in Orlando, following an initial agreement with the local oversight board.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Big-D taps construction law vet for chief legal officer

    Melissa Beutler Withy, who has written and edited two books on construction law, first represented the company as a partner at a private law firm.

    By June 7, 2024
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    Hunter Pasteur Homes

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    Former racetrack makes way for master-plan near Detroit

    The Downs will contain 174 apartments, 53 condos and 245 homes and townhomes at full buildout, plus retail and parking spaces.

    By Mary Salmonsen • June 7, 2024
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    Deep Dive // Heat Safety

    The heat is on. Contractors say they’re ready.

    Commercial construction firms aren't waiting on OSHA's much-anticipated heat standard to protect their workers.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    Safety pro gets personal about construction’s mental health challenges

    While the industry’s suicide and substance abuse rates are some of the highest, the issue doesn’t get enough attention, an XL Construction exec writes.

    By Mike Popp • June 6, 2024
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    Hilton bets big on lifestyle category, plans to double hotels in 4 years

    Former Graduate Hotels President Kevin Osterhaus will lead the growth of the company's lifestyle portfolio, which is expected to increase to 700 hotels.

    By Noelle Mateer • June 6, 2024
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    Tech can help construction’s labor crisis: McKinsey

    The consulting firm argued that more aggressive solutions are needed to address the staffing gap, such as lucrative pay packages and technology that helps with repetitive tasks.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Economic Reports

    Construction’s labor shortage continues, despite dip in open jobs

    Economists say the drop is likely among home builders, which means commercial contractors are still short on workers.

    By June 5, 2024
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    Courtesy of Texas A&M University at Galveston
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    Project Wins

    Turner breaks ground on $41M Texas A&M project

    The three-story building will feature a technology makerspace for students to design and develop physical prototypes.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Autodesk completes investigation, won’t restate financials

    After an internal committee reviewed its books, the San Francisco contech giant moved its CFO to another role.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Code compliance not enough to protect builders from lawsuits

    Building codes haven’t kept up with climate change, exposing contractors and engineers to liability even when they follow the rules, said a NIBS panel.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Tutor Perini, Black Construction win $74.4M military base project

    The Los Angeles-based contractor formed a JV with its subsidiary to build a child development center at Andersen Air Force Base on Guam.

    By June 3, 2024
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    Consigli acquires Lendlease’s New York, New Jersey construction operations

    The sale includes about 45 current, under contract and pre-construction projects, along with the majority of the Australian-based contractor’s U.S. workforce.

    By May 31, 2024
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    New York leads top 50 US markets for most hotels under construction

    The market’s pipeline includes a “noteworthy amount” of conversions, tracking with other cities across the country, according to Lodging Econometrics.

    By Jenna Walters • May 31, 2024
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    May 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders including Granite, Flatiron and Tutor Perini.

    By Construction Dive Staff • May 31, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Skanska tops out NC State STEM building

    The contractor began the $136.7 million project last May and is looking at fall 2026 for completion.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Heat Safety

    Florida construction workers say they’re denied water, rest, shade

    With a state law restricting local governments from mandating heat safety on the horizon, immigrant laborers say bosses refuse their calls for relief.

    By May 30, 2024