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    LG Energy Solution, Hyundai to build $4.3B joint battery cell plant in Georgia

    The two South Korea-based companies will locate the facility near Hyundai’s upcoming EV campus.

    By Sara Samora • May 30, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: Why ChatGPT needs a (construction) lawyer

    The suddenly-everywhere tech can spit out a contract lickety-split. But would you trust your $100 million project to it?

    By May 30, 2023
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Top 10 commercial contractors of 2023

    Turner maintained its No. 1 ranking while first-timer MasTec claimed the third spot in this year’s list of construction industry giants.

    By May 30, 2023
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    Hensel Phelps starts $630M NIH project in Maryland

    The Colorado-based general contractor expects to complete construction by 2029.

    By May 30, 2023
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    Supreme Court narrows WOTUS definition

    The high court curtailed the jurisdiction of the federal government under the Clean Water Act while effectively negating a recent Biden administration rule. 

    By May 26, 2023
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    May Project Wins: The country’s top contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders.

    By Construction Dive Staff • May 26, 2023
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    Construction’s age problem: A foreboding exodus of experience

    About one in five construction workers is 55 or older. Failing to recruit and retain labor soon could mean a sudden dearth of experienced workers.

    By May 25, 2023
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    Amazon opens first phase of $2.5B HQ2

    Phase two of the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters, built in Arlington, Virginia, remains on pause.

    By May 25, 2023
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    DPR Construction names new Atlanta lead

    Kali Bonnell has developed expertise in healthcare builds over her 14-year career.

    By May 25, 2023
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    Mortenson targets zero carbon on $74M engineering building in Washington state

    The four-story project at Western Washington University will be the first publicly funded, zero-energy structure on a college campus in the state.

    By May 25, 2023
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    Shawmut unveils NYC office space in latest growth push

    The Boston-based construction management firm identified a number of growth sectors to take advantage of within New York City.

    By May 24, 2023
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    New York builders group looks to accelerate IIJA funding

    “We’re still sitting on billions of unspent federal dollars,” said Carlo Scissura, CEO and president of the New York Building Congress. 

    By May 24, 2023
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    MBA: Multifamily lending to drop 14%

    After bank failures and interest rate hikes, apartment originations could fall to $375 billion.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 24, 2023
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    Balfour Beatty: Collapsed crane stabilized, dismantling underway in Atlanta

    Four workers injured Monday have been treated and released, according to the general contractor.

    By Updated May 24, 2023
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    Virginia to invest $365M in school construction

    The state’s board of education spread the funds across 28 school divisions and 40 projects.

    By May 23, 2023
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    AGC California, Teichert hold mental health stand down

    May is Mental Health Awarness Month. Construction has the second highest rate of suicide among all U.S. industries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    By May 22, 2023
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    Recession likely to start in Q3 as Fed sustains inflation fight: Fannie Mae

    The Fed may keep borrowing costs high and trigger a downturn if robust wage gains persist in coming months, Fannie Mae said.

    By Jim Tyson • May 22, 2023
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    Executive Moves

    Wendy Cohen named CEO of Kitchell

    The 73-year-old firm builds, manages and develops projects in Texas, California and Arizona.

    By May 22, 2023
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    Visionary apartment owner Sam Zell dies at 81

    Multifamily leaders share memories of the real estate trailblazer known as “the grave dancer” for his ability to revive struggling properties.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 19, 2023
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    Construction costs push JE Dunn jail project price up 17%

    Rising materials costs caused a delay on the $301 million detention center in Kansas City.

    By May 19, 2023
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    Disney nixes plans to build $1B Orlando office campus

    Even as it canceled its Lake Nona development, the company said it still plans to spend billions on new projects in Florida.

    By May 19, 2023
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    Manufacturing starts, construction’s safety blanket, slump 68%

    Despite the pullback, Dodge’s chief economist maintains underlying trends point to a “very healthy sector.”

    By May 18, 2023
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    Contractors face uncertainty over new Florida immigration law

    New legislation that requires companies to confirm that employees are allowed to work in the U.S. could result in severe consequences for construction firms.

    By Updated May 19, 2023
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    Georgia Ports Authority to build $170M rail hub in Gainesville

    The new inland terminal is expected to handle 60,000 containers per year and is set to begin construction in January.

    By Alejandra Salgado • May 18, 2023
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    Debt ceiling breach would sink construction starts by as much as 30%

    If policymakers fail to avert the crisis by the June deadline, all types of building activity would slow, including projects boosted by federal funding packages, according to Dodge.

    By May 18, 2023