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    US Department of Transportation now accepting applications for Reconnecting Communities program

    Over the next five years, $1 billion will be available to help with highway teardowns or smaller projects like pedestrian crossings.

    By Dan Zukowski • July 5, 2022
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    Financial management course gives pros the tools they need to run a business

    The free program helps contractors learn how to manage transactions and cash flow and track company performance.

    By July 5, 2022
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Amazon cancels, delays wave of warehouse projects as e-commerce demand cools

    Shifts in plans have affected at least 13 facilities, including locations in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Tennessee and California, according to local news reports.

    By Max Garland • July 5, 2022
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    6 mass timber projects lauded for their looks

    These winning projects showcase the benefits of timber for healthcare, warehouse, high-rise multifamily and school buildings.

    By July 1, 2022
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    Noose found at another Meta construction site

    A source told Construction Dive the noose appeared on a Redmond, Washington, jobsite after a worker gave a Black carpenter a handful of cotton and said, “We picked this for you.”

    By July 1, 2022
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    Chip manufacturers press for federal funding as bill flails in Congress

    Intel delayed the groundbreaking ceremony on its Ohio facility, pointing to legislative inaction on the $52 billion CHIPS Act. 

    By June 29, 2022
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    Court summons Microsoft, Skanska, Balfour Beatty in bias suit

    A Black construction worker alleged in federal court documents that he found a sign that said "This is not a safe space" after a supervisor told him he didn't like Black people. 

    By June 29, 2022
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    Column

    The Dotted Line: What builders need to know about the Brazilian plywood 'ban'

    Will the material be the next Chinese drywall, or are American manufacturers trying to exclude a cheaper alternative from the market?

    By June 28, 2022
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    Top colleges for student housing starts

    Just 26,000 new beds will be delivered to universities this fall — a significant pullback from delivery rates through the 2010s.

    By Mary Salmonsen • June 27, 2022
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    Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday

    Lifting the federal 18-cent tax per gallon of gas and 24-cent tax per gallon of diesel for three months would “give Americans a little extra breathing room,” the White House said.

    By Colin Campbell • June 24, 2022
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    'You talkin' to me?' Unions protest $600M De Niro studio project

    Trade workers gathered in Queens, New York, to criticize the Oscar winner and member of the Screen Actors Guild, whose company is using largely nonunion labor.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Rising labor costs eat away at construction firms' profits

    Contractors are paying more for low-skilled workers but aren’t benefiting from increased productivity, economists say.

    By June 23, 2022
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    What recession? Developers bet on Vegas instead.

    Demand for entertainment projects in Las Vegas remains strong despite economic headwinds and signs of cratering consumer confidence.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

    The battery-powered tech solution eliminates the need for a hardwired power source and wired panels.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Las Vegas approves Boring Co. Loop under downtown

    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but future tourists may pursue those escapades via Teslas underground.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Lego to open first US factory

    The company’s $1 billion facility in Virginia will help support a supply chain strategy that rapidly responds to changing consumer demand. 

    By Kaarin Vembar • June 22, 2022
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    Opinion

    A Big Room is more than a space. It's a state of mind

    How to improve team collaboration and optimize project outcomes using a Big Room setting.

    By Tammy McConaughy • June 21, 2022
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    Illinois heavy machinery workers' strike slows concrete production

    The chapter doesn’t seek better pay or benefits, it claims. Instead, the union wants to highlight and fix what it calls unfair labor practices by its employers.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Recession watch: ABC economist sees 'difficult times' through 2025

    Associated Builders and Contractors' Anirban Basu said the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy to fight inflation will likely tip the economy into recession.

    By June 16, 2022
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    Architects, builders want to collaborate, but don't see eye to eye on what that means

    He said, she said: Sparks fly over how best to serve project owners, the American Institute of Architects found.

    By June 15, 2022
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    All signs point to a 'growing appetite' for digital twins

    Implementation is expected to increase 36% over the next five years, according to a new report. But one expert cautions against falling for the "hype.”

    By Cailin Crowe • June 15, 2022
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    How construction starts fare by US region

    Analysts forecast how activity in the West, Midwest, Northeast and South will rebound from the pandemic.

    June 14, 2022
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    Amid domestic semiconductor wave, Texas Instruments begins $30B build

    The manufacturing facility, which broke ground in Sherman, Texas, follows a trend of similar investments in the U.S.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Why Amazon's warehouse pullback is good news for contractors

    The e-commerce giant has slowed its building spree, freeing up hard-to-find materials and land for other projects in the booming sector.

    By June 13, 2022
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    Q&A

    Consigli's new NYC director focuses on people, prices, paying it forward

    Laura Bush talks about the city’s construction outlook and her priorities for her new role.

    By June 13, 2022