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    Q&A

    Supplier diversity to play key role in IIJA work: Skanska director

    Skanska USA’s new head of supplier diversity Joycelyn Yue highlighted what makes supplier diversity important in the face of IIJA funding.

    By Nov. 23, 2022
  • Construction resumes on $2.4B Los Angeles Metro Purple Line

    The October suspension following safety issues and dozens of injuries was lifted last week when tunnel work restarted.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Project Wins

    3 project wins give Granite reason for thanks

    The contractor came into the end of November with a trifecta of project announcements. 

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Jacobs beats estimates, shares slump on currency headwinds

    The construction and engineering giant reported higher revenues and backlog, but interest and foreign currency exchange impacts weighed on its shares.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    Lendlease adds new leadership in California

    The Australian builder has promoted or hired three new principals-in-charge to lead its San Francisco-area projects.

    By Nov. 22, 2022
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    U.S. will ‘narrowly avoid recession’: Goldman Sachs

    The Fed will slow the pace of tightening next month and early next year but won’t cut the federal funds rate until Q2 2024, Goldman Sachs predicted.

    By Jim Tyson • Nov. 21, 2022
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    Percentage of women in construction higher than ever

    The share of women employed in construction has steadily increased since 2016, new analysis found.

    By Nov. 21, 2022
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    Target pivots to larger stores with new 150K-square-foot format

    The concept is 20,000 square feet larger than the company average, with more space for pickup services, fulfillment and merchandise.

    By Ben Unglesbee • Nov. 18, 2022
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    Q&A

    Suffolk sees opportunity and a ‘swift rebound’ out West

    Construction Dive spoke with the Boston-based firm's new business development lead for Northern California about life sciences, being nimble and a soft landing in the Bay Area.

    By Nov. 18, 2022
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    Total construction starts jump 8% following 2-month decline

    Nonresidential and nonbuilding starts led the increase, while residential starts tumbled, according to the Dodge Construction Network report.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Q&A

    What this Kitchell exec loves about preconstruction

    Over her 18-year career in healthcare and higher ed construction, Julie Garcia has learned the importance of sweating the details and fixing problems early. 

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Construction input prices creep higher

    Despite the climb in nonresidential input costs, most materials saw month-to-month decreases, per an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis.

    By Nov. 17, 2022
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    Inflation pushes MSG Sphere price tag to $2.18B

    The cost of the Las Vegas concert venue jumped 9% due to inflation, supply chain issues and project complexity, according to MSG Entertainment’s chief financial officer.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Skanska JV completes first phase of Atlanta airport concourse expansion

    The infrastructure work the Swedish contractor recently completed is part of the larger ATLNext expansion at Hartsfield-Jackson.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Turner to lead $4.4B Ohio EV factory build

    The company expects to begin construction on the Honda battery facility near Columbus in early 2023.

    By Nov. 16, 2022
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    Backlog falls below pre-pandemic level, optimism lingers

    Backlog in the commercial and institutional category posted its largest monthly decline since July 2020, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    AECOM beats on earnings, misses on revenue

    The firm's CEO said slower-than-expected IIJA funding has pushed back the timeline of infrastructure construction projects.

    By Nov. 15, 2022
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    Construction’s supply chain outlook: more shortages, price hikes ahead

    Analysts and contractors break down prices and lead times for concrete, cement, steel, lumber, insulation, drywall and HVAC equipment in the coming year.

    By Nov. 14, 2022
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    Work resumes on $830M Obama Presidential Center project

    Construction was halted for three days following the discovery of a noose on the Chicago jobsite.

    By Updated Nov. 16, 2022
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    CRE developers reveal their biggest challenges for 2023

    “If you’re in real estate, you are in a recession,” said the author of a new study looking at the main drivers of anxiety among owners.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Turner nabs $236M GSA contract in Manhattan

    The country’s largest GC will assume the role of construction manager as contractor on a modernization project at the Silvio J. Mollo Federal Building.

    By Nov. 10, 2022
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    New suit alleges RealPage, Greystar, others colluded on student housing

    The class-action lawsuit accuses 10 companies of using RealPage’s systems to inflate student housing rents across the U.S.

    By Leslie Shaver • Nov. 10, 2022
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    First mass timber commercial office building in DC opens

    A 108,000-square-foot addition at the Capitol Riverfront property incorporated 1,300 tons of the renewable material.

    By Updated Nov. 11, 2022
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    Racism in Construction

    Judge dismisses construction worker’s discrimination charges against Microsoft

    A federal judge ruled the software company was not the employer of a construction worker who performed tasks for a Skanska-Balfour Beatty JV.

    By Nov. 9, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Multifamily developers embrace modular building

    The sector is turning to prefabrication to speed up project deliveries, but not for any real cost savings during the construction phase, experts say.

    By Nov. 8, 2022