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  • Rendering of the planned $725 million expansion of Agilent's manufacturing capacity in Frederick, Colorado.
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    Agilent plans $725M expansion at Colorado manufacturing facility

    The buildout follows strong demand growth for pharmaceutical ingredients, as well as a positive outlook for manufacturing construction.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Turner partners on $85M Texas A&M project

    A law and education building will mark the university’s expansion into downtown Fort Worth.

    By Jan. 26, 2023
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    Trendline

    Construction Outlook 2023

    How will construction fare this year? Inflation, a potential recession, supply chain struggles and sky-high labor demands are pushing up against optimism from infrastructure spending, growth in specific sectors and tech advancement. While economists have warned of an impending recession for months, it has yet to arrive. Construction Dive broke down several trends in labor, technology and infrastructure, while testing the hardiness of specific sectors in 2023. Here is a look at what to expect this year:  

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Tesla to invest $3.6B in 2 more Nevada manufacturing sites

    The plants will produce battery cells and EV semi trucks, adding to its gigafactory footprint in the state.

    By Kate Magill • Jan. 26, 2023
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    2023 begins with ‘positive momentum’ for construction

    December project starts grew 27%, the first end-of-year monthly gain since 2017, according to Dodge.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    RINA buys Patrick Engineering, enters US civil market

    Italy’s RINA has expanded its global footprint with the acquisition of the Illinois-based engineering, design and construction management firm.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    Opinion

    Construction is among the industries most at risk for ACA penalties

    Some contractors have received notices of fines in the millions of dollars for failing to meet Affordable Care Act requirements.

    By Joanna Kim-Brunetti • Jan. 24, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Balfour Beatty wins Miami Beach Convention Center hotel project

    Construction is expected to be completed on the 800-room hotel in 2025.

    By Jan. 23, 2023
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    NJ law allows contractors to use private inspections

    The law codifies a three-day inspection turnaround and allows developers to contract with private agencies if local officials cannot do so in that time frame. 

    By Jan. 23, 2023
  • Chevrolet unveils the full lineup of its 2020 Silverado Heavy Duty Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at General Motors Flint Assembly where the trucks will be built in Flint, Michigan.
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    GM to invest nearly $1B in 4 factories

    The funds will help prepare sites in Michigan, New York and Ohio to produce new gas and electric products.

    By Kate Magill • Jan. 23, 2023
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    2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

    As they look to the year ahead, contractors want to know how frayed supply chains, inflation and labor shortages will affect their business.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Jan. 23, 2023
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    Why an overly detailed safety plan can be a liability

    A massive rulebook that most workers won’t read can leave a contractor vulnerable to fines and lawsuits, according to panelists at AGC’s safety conference.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    Construction input prices log biggest drop since April 2020

    December’s report marks the largest monthly decline since early in the pandemic and the smallest annual increase in nearly two years, according to ABC. But pricing pressures remain.

    By Jan. 20, 2023
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    OSHA inspected more construction sites last year than any other workplace

    OSHA Regional Administrator Stephen Boyd spoke candidly about the industry’s fatality numbers at AGC’s health and safety conference this week.

    By Jan. 19, 2023
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    Las Vegas Sands plans $4B casino development in Long Island, NY

    The sprawling hospitality and entertainment project, which still needs approval, would include a variety of amenities.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Q&A

    ‘Huge appetite’ for mass timber fuels new Webcor unit

    Webcor Timber is looking to capitalize on a growing industry, an executive at the California contractor said.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Deep Dive // 2023 OUTLOOK

    Recession watch: Why the next one will be different

    Executives from Skanska, DPR, Suffolk and others see unique characteristics in an economic slowdown this year.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Q&A

    Construction executive sees opportunity in Texas

    The executive vice president of MAPP, a Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based contractor, expects a bright future for the Sun Belt but predicts office and industrial projects will take a hit this year.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Opinion

    How to build an inclusive construction pipeline in 2023

    DPR’s diversity lead maps out a game plan for more equity on jobsites.

    By Stacee Barkley • Jan. 17, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Skanska kicks off new year with slew of project wins

    The contractor touted over $900 million in recent awards across academic and infrastructure projects.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Tesla eyes $776M expansion at Texas Gigafactory

    Plans for the 1.6 million-square-foot project were filed with the state on Jan. 9.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    Q&A

    Phoenix-area project engineer says ‘no two days are alike’ in construction

    ICON’s Kathy Gilmore has worked on a range of projects including institutional, museums and affordable housing.

    By Jan. 12, 2023
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    South Korea’s Q Cells to spend $2.5B on US solar plant

    President Joe Biden said the announcement marks the single largest investment in the country's solar industry.

    By Megan Ruggles • Jan. 12, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Contech trends to watch in the new year

    As builders adapt to economic, supply chain and labor challenges, they're turning to technology to boost performance.

    By Jan. 11, 2023
  • BMW AG Oliver Zipse gives a keynote speech on a multicolored stage at CES 2023 in Las Vegas.
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    5 construction-focused innovations from CES

    From electric and autonomous equipment to AI-powered tracking solutions and cargo-carrying dirigibles, the construction industry’s future was on display in Las Vegas last week.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Jan. 11, 2023
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    Strong backlog report includes warning of tighter financing

    A healthy pipeline is insulating the construction industry from a potential recession, but higher capital costs are looming.

    By Jan. 11, 2023