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    Report: $61B lost per year due to waste, inefficiency in 811 utility system

    A new study found that while problems with the country's "call before you dig" system are large, they can be mitigated.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Modular builder CEO: 'Katerra's failure was spectacular'

    The head of Volumetric Building Companies shares why he purchased the bankrupt firm's California factory and how he will avoid similar pitfalls.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Federal contractor minimum wage to rise to $15 an hour

    The legislation's effect on the construction industry will likely be minimal, as most firms that work with the federal government already pay a higher wage.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 23, 2021
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    First phase of Amazon HQ2 construction in Arlington, Virginia, on track for 2023 completion

    The company's second headquarters will incorporate two 22-story office buildings, over 50,000 square feet of retail space and a 2-acre public park.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    South Carolina governor invests millions for trade school scholarship program

    Henry McMaster directed $17 million to Workforce Scholarships for the Future, calling on the General Assembly to allocate an additional $124 million.

    By Nov. 19, 2021
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    DOL moves to kill Trump-era apprenticeship rule

    The original executive order and rule allowed for the creation of apprenticeship programs by third parties.

    By Kathryn Moody • Nov. 18, 2021
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    NLRB: Employers must bargain over implementation of OSHA vaccine mandate

    But an employer "may not act unilaterally when it has some discretion in implementing" the requirements of OSHA's emergency temporary standard.

    By Katie Clarey • Nov. 18, 2021
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    Shawmut builds 75-foot-tall LA office building using cross-laminated timber

    Employing CLT, the company dodged supply chain issues and high fabrication prices. One executive said the elements fit together "like a jigsaw puzzle."

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Traffic is Boring: Tracking Elon Musk's tunneling proposals

    Some projects for The Boring Co. have gotten off — or rather under — the ground, as others peter out. Here's where the ambitious plans stand today.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    RC Andersen joins STO Building Group

    The merger leaves both companies in a position to take advantage of the current boom in industrial construction.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Nov. 16, 2021
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    $286M renovation brings new life to century-old General Electric plant in Indiana

    Weigand Construction faced material shortages and design constraints while reinvigorating the historic Fort Wayne GE campus.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Nov. 15, 2021
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    How the pandemic has affected the just-in-time inventory approach

    The lean model, in which businesses aim to match their level of inventory to demand, has been challenged in recent months by supply chain upheaval.

    By Matt Leonard • Nov. 15, 2021
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    How cities will benefit from Amtrak's $117B Northeast Corridor revamp

    The 15-year upgrade of the Washington, D.C.-New York-Boston route will increase capacity and add new stations and transit-oriented development along the way.

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 15, 2021
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    AECOM report urges Buffalo Bills to build new $1.4B stadium, not renovate

    Renovating Highmark Stadium would cost 60% of a new arena's price, and not increase its lifespan by enough, the report concluded.

    By Nov. 12, 2021
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    UK modular builder expands to US, hires former Katerra staff

    Four former senior employees of the offsite construction firm that declared bankruptcy earlier this year have landed new roles in Modulous' Seattle office.

    By Nov. 11, 2021
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    Flexbase launches credit card for construction

    Created for small- and medium-sized contractors, the card will offer access to interest-free financing for up to 60 days.

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    Mortenson shuts down Meta jobsite for second time due to racist graffiti

    The contractor imposed another site-wide stand down at the Utah data center project earlier this week.

    By Updated Nov. 18, 2021
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    Should employers wait out OSHA's vaccine mandate? 'If you're a gambler.'

    Who pays for testing? Which legal arguments are likely to come up in court? Attorneys tackled these questions and more after last week's announcement.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 9, 2021
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    Swinerton opens new, larger office in Charlotte, N.C.

    The San Francisco-based construction company's updated office is designed to be both a recruiting tool and a showcase of the firm's capabilities. 

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Approaching $1B in annual revenue, esports market looks to level up construction

    The fast-growing competitive gaming circuit could create demand for stadiums, training centers, arcades and more, a JLL report found.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    New contractors selected to finish, operate Maryland Purple Line project

    The U.S. divisions of Spain-based Dragados and OHL are expected to resume construction on the long-delayed light rail line in the Washington, D.C., suburbs this spring.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Niagara Falls State Park transformation project takes top engineering prize

    Rounding out the ASCE's awards, the other winning projects include a pumping station in Nevada and the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge in New York.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Court stays ETS employer vaccine mandate

    The 5th Circuit ordered the stay due to "grave statutory and constitutional issues with the mandate."

    By Kathryn Moody • Updated Nov. 8, 2021
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    As vaccine mandates loom, small firms offer workers a unique perk: No shots required

    Despite a temporary stay to a new federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, small construction companies are emphasizing an enticement that bigger competitors can't match.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Fluor reports revenue and backlog drop, raises guidance

    Segments focused on government and infrastructure work dropped, but the company expects its energy solutions segment to pick up significantly.

    By Nov. 8, 2021