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    $26.5B from IIJA targets bridge repair, replacement projects

    The Bridge Formula Program, announced last week, is expected to help improve 15,000 highway bridges nationwide.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Denver airport gets green light for final phase of Great Hall expansion plan

    The additional funding will bring the total cost of the project to more than $2 billion, almost three times its original budget.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Jan. 18, 2022
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Granite fined $36K for asphalt plant emissions

    Washington state levied the penalty after finding the firm wasn't using the required emissions control equipment for a second time. 

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    Supreme Court blocks OSHA vaccine mandate for large employers

    The ABC cheered yesterday's decision while a national worker safety group called it "deeply flawed."

    By Ryan Golden • Jan. 14, 2022
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    Q&A

    How Kwame Building Group's CEO found his niche

    As the St. Louis-based construction management firm marks its 30th anniversary, Tony Thompson offers insight for today's entrepreneurs.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    Contractor optimism high entering 2022, per AGC report

    The association said on Wednesday that 74% of construction firms intend to hire in 2022, even as many struggle to fill salaried and hourly craft positions.

    By Jan. 13, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

    From data usage to 3D printing and more, construction tech is poised to blast off this year.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Despite new federal ruling, Alabama proceeds with plans to build prisons with COVID-19 relief funds

    The Treasury Department's ruling said that American Rescue Plan funds generally may not be used to build prisons.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022's biggest construction conferences

    Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Teamsters continue strike, hampering flow of concrete to Seattle-area projects

    The work stoppage that began in November with 34 workers has now spread to 330 drivers and plant employees, with negotiations reportedly at a standstill.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    Economic outlook: The issues that will boost, challenge construction in 2022

    Obstacles including inflation, pricing woes, omicron and more will continue into the new year, as developers face a now-or-never moment to build. 

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    5 CRE trends will drive the market in 2022

    These hurdles and opportunities are changing how — and where — commercial real estate developers are looking to turn dirt, according to a new report.

    By Jan. 7, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    8 construction projects to watch in 2022

    Priced in the billions, these high-profile, high-impact jobs are expected to hit major milestones in the next year and beyond.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    LeChase unveils training center for healthcare construction best practices

    The facility aimed at mitigating dust in medical projects comes at a particularly key time, as the strategies can also help protect against COVID-19.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Jan. 5, 2022
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    Houston contractor acquires Dallas-area wastewater firm

    Satterfield & Pontikes Construction has purchased Eagle Contracting, which is focused on the water and wastewater industry.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    6 JVs shortlisted for NYC jail projects worth at least $6B

    Firms in the running for the four correctional facilities include Lendlease, Tutor Perini and Gilbane.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Columbus lender buys contracts from minority- and women-owned firms

    The Capital for Construction initiative pays small subcontractors the value of their contracts up front, so they don't have to wait for payment. 

    By Dec. 23, 2021
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    Balfour Beatty benefits from prefab panels on Virginia apartment project

    The contractor is employing prefabricated exterior wall panels and MEP components for a residential tower near Washington, D.C.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Dec. 23, 2021
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    Supreme Court to hear arguments on vaccine mandates for employers

    The news represents a course of action from the high court that is "unheard of," one attorney wrote.

    By Ryan Golden • Dec. 23, 2021
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    NYC's new gas ban highlights market growth needs for building transitions

    Awareness, market development and worker training must scale up now that the largest U.S city is blocking gas hookups in future building construction. 

    By Maria Rachal • Dec. 22, 2021
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    DHS to perform repairs on portions of border wall

    The existing border wall structure has safety issues that the Department of Homeland Security wants to address.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Holiday displays bring cheer to construction sites

    These contractors are getting festive by decorating their jobsites in unique ways.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    The Dotted Line: In 2021, construction was all about navigating the fine print

    From "excusable" delays for supply chain issues to navigating vaccine mandates, construction leaders had to carefully read through contracts to account for the year's challenges.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Coronavirus isn't an automatic disability, EEOC says

    Employers must assess whether an employee's COVID-19 constitutes a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said last week.

    By Katie Clarey • Dec. 21, 2021
  • Protests, politicians and pushback: Some of the year's most contentious construction projects

    From a pipeline to a stadium to a highway, these six major builds have sparked fierce opposition.

    By Dec. 20, 2021