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    UK prefab design company targets US expansion

    Bryden Wood's "kit-of-parts" approach leverages components that are similar on each project while also providing opportunities for customization.

    By May 25, 2022
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    'Birdie'-eye view: McCarthy uses drones for California Topgolf

    The St. Louis-based builder took advantage of laser scanning and orthographic photography to cut down on land surveying time.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Dodge: Construction starts jump, pipeline strong

    Commercial building grows despite supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine and rising inflation, but a recession would slow that growth, an economist said.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Supply chain backups postpone apartment openings

    Without properties to show, managers rely on communication and technology to pre-lease units and soothe resident anxiety.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 24, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Racism in Construction

    2 years after George Floyd's death: progress yet 'unfulfilled promises' in construction

    "I'm working with people who at least aren't openly racist" anymore, one worker said. Construction pros reflect on what's changed — and hasn't — since 2020.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Vietnam-based contractor enters US, Canadian markets with lofty goals

    Hoa Binh Construction intends to open its first U.S. office this quarter, then forge partnerships with existing builders and acquire subcontractors.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Boldt Co.'s 'gatekeeper' program offers mental health, suicide support

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Construction's suicide rate is among the highest of any industry.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 19, 2022
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    Builders, MBI press for modular standards

    Offsite construction companies say an absence of national codes causes manufacturing, transportation hurdles.

    By May 19, 2022
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    Opinion

    4 things every contractor should know about insurance

    Understanding the types of coverage available and which claims might be covered has never been more vital for a business’s bottom line.

    By Jacquelyn M. Mohr • May 19, 2022
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    Balfour Beatty Communities faces new scrutiny for military housing as parent company wins DOD contract

    A Senate subcommittee report alleged untreated mold growth, cracked floor tiles held together by packing tape and broken appliances.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 18, 2022
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    Clark announces expansion in mid-Atlantic

    The country's 13th largest contractor will add office space in Virginia and Maryland this year to help expand its regional footprint.

    By May 17, 2022
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    Public firms maintain outlook amid geopolitical headwinds

    Many of the major contractors work on large civil projects and are awaiting IIJA funding.

    By Construction Dive Staff • May 16, 2022
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    Robust equipment, safety plan upgrades key to reducing fall fatalities

    Updated standards are on the way, as panelists at a recent webinar urged more frequent fall protection tests.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 12, 2022
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    Ikea to invest more than $3B in stores

    Ikea's largest franchisee, Ingka Group, will work to update its physical locations across 32 markets to support the retailer's online operations.

    By Caroline Jansen • May 12, 2022
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    Bechtel launches division targeting manufacturing, tech

    The company's former CFO, Catherine Hunt Ryan, will lead the new unit that eyes markets such as semiconductors, electric vehicles and data centers.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Q&A

    Skanska VDC engineer champions tech solutions

    Samiha Shakil's duties have included BIM coordination at a LaGuardia Airport renovation and laser scanning on a large-scale hospital project.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Q&A

    How a top national apartment builder deals with materials volatility

    Multifamily builder and developer NRP Group locks in orders on variable-rate agreements.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 11, 2022
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    AECOM earnings rise, shares fall on maintained guidance

    The Dallas-based contractor posted higher profits and slightly lower revenue for the first three months of 2022, but investors flinched when it didn't raise guidance for the rest of the year. 

    By May 10, 2022
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    Shawmut expands in Florida amid growing demand

    The West Palm Beach location is the company’s second South Florida office and its 11th nationwide.

    By May 10, 2022
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    Revenue, backlog drop but Fluor maintains guidance

    The Texas-based global contractor continues to reduce its outstanding debt, but past declines in oil prices and lockdowns in China weigh on its operations.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Opinion

    How to mitigate the effects of climate change, natural disasters

    Contractors should plan, prepare and consider parametric insurance to help manage risks from extreme weather.

    By Cindy Stauffer • May 6, 2022
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    Skanska posts 21% dip in Q1 profits

    The Swedish contractor reported a strong backlog in the U.S., and CFO Magnus Persson told Construction Dive that infrastructure funding will be a bright spot in coming years.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Despite $21.6M loss, Tutor Perini sticks to its guidance

    The Los Angeles-based infrastructure giant reiterated its full-year outlook, even though it went into the red in the first quarter.

    By May 5, 2022
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    Q&A

    'Security never stops' says CTO on cybersecurity

    Infrastructure is a top target for attacks, according to Colin Whitlatch, chief technology officer at Kahua, a project management software maker.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Jacobs posts higher profits, backlog in second quarter

    While the company maintained its midrange guidance, it lowered the high end of its projected profits, citing geopolitical concerns.

    By May 4, 2022