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    Project Wins

    USACE Baltimore District awards $499M in modernization work

    Jade Creek Construction, a subsidiary of government contractor Akima, will modernize facilities in the region over five years.

    By April 23, 2024
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    Disneyland gets initial nod for $1.9B investment

    Anaheim City Council gave preliminary approval to a 10-year plan that would create 7,800 construction jobs, according to the California governor’s office.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Trendline

    Data center construction

    New projects from customers like Meta, Google and Amazon make this a burgeoning sector for contractors.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Project Wins

    Turner takes on 2 university jobs worth a combined $484M

    The New York City-based contractor is headed back to school to build projects at the University of California, Merced and the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Swinerton deploys tech on $98M North Carolina mixed-use mass timber build

    The builder attached 3D modeling devices on workers’ helmets to collect data for virtual twins, documentation, reference and planning.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Maryland doubles fines in road work zones to $80

    The legislation, which raises maximum fees for those caught speeding in construction areas, comes a year after six workers were killed in what police say was a speeding-related collision.

    By April 19, 2024
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    How Biden’s apprenticeship push could affect builders

    The president’s actions to bolster registered apprenticeships could mean more regulatory hoops to jump through on public projects, some experts say.

    By Jen A. Miller • April 18, 2024
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    Construction approved on $335M Michigan State biomedical facility

    Barton Malow will begin work on the seven-story, 335,000-square-foot university building in mid-May.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Q&A

    Successful healthcare projects are built on collaboration, Lendlease exec says

    The youngest project executive in the firm’s New York City office talks about the special challenges of complex medical projects as well as the importance of multitasking and delegation.

    By April 17, 2024
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    Carpenters’ union protests wage theft, tax fraud

    Across the U.S. and Canada, members will hold rallies to highlight the problems, which it says hurt workers, taxpayers and upstanding contractors alike.

    By April 16, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Skanska CFO to step down

    Magnus Persson, an 18-year veteran of the Sweden-based contractor, will depart for a European data center company once his successor is chosen. 

    By April 16, 2024
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    Authorities recover fourth worker’s body from Key Bridge collapse

    Crews found the man in a construction vehicle submerged in the Patapsco River near Baltimore on Sunday.

    By April 16, 2024
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    DPR Construction tapped for Virginia data center job

    Chirisa’s 20-megawatt Chesterfield project will likely cost at least $240 million and be complete by 2025.

    By April 16, 2024
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    USF announces replacement contractor for football stadium

    The Florida university, which split with Barton Malow in December, named the new leadership team for the $340 million venue.

    By April 12, 2024
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    Q&A

    Nashville contractor on value of projects big and small

    Brandon Mason formed his company in 2019 and credits his firm’s quick growth to mentors and the city’s rise.

    By Updated April 15, 2024
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    Senate kills joint employer rule, setting up veto battle

    With a presidential veto likely and federal courts considering the rule, the fate of the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer standard is tenuous. 

    By Aneurin Canham-Clyne • April 12, 2024
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    Economic Reports

    New price jumps ‘not especially good news’ for construction

    Overall building material costs have now increased in every month of 2024, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.

    By April 11, 2024
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    Opinion // Business Matters

    How to win without being the low bidder

    It is possible for contractors to secure projects based on value over price, writes consultant Chad Prinkey.

    By Chad Prinkey • April 11, 2024
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    Q&A

    The internet ‘wasn’t designed to be secure’: Gilbane CIO

    Karen Higgins-Carter, the company’s chief information officer and a former banking industry executive, says contractors need to band together against cyber threats.

    By April 10, 2024
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    KPF designs NYC’s first all-electric academic research lab building at Columbia University

    The building will exceed New York City’s Local Law 97 greenhouse gas emissions rules, despite increased ventilation requirements, the architecture firm says.

    By Joe Burns • April 10, 2024
  • Positioned at the heart of Bellevue’s central business district, 555 Tower stands taller than any existing building in Bellevue.
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    Turner reboots construction on Amazon office tower

    Work will continue on the top 22 floors of the 1-million-square-foot building in Bellevue, Washington, where the tech giant paused its efforts in July 2022.

    By April 9, 2024
  • CRG Completes 77-Acre Industrial Land Sale at The Cubes at West Port Near Savannah, Ga.
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    After pandemic boom, industrial construction starts fade

    Project kickoffs fell 40% last year, as a slew of COVID-era warehouse and distribution projects have outpaced demand.

    By April 9, 2024
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    Sutter Health to build $442M medical complex in San Francisco

    The Northern California healthcare giant picked Appleton, Wisconsin-based Boldt Co. to deliver the project, which will open its doors in 2028.

    By April 9, 2024
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    TSMC awarded $6.6B in CHIPS funding

    The chipmaker also announced plans for a third semiconductor factory in Phoenix as part of an advanced manufacturing hub.

    By Kate Magill • April 9, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Gilbane promotes exec to Mid-Atlantic region lead

    Industry veteran Ted Holt helped the contractor become the second-largest builder in the Baltimore region.

    By April 8, 2024
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    OSHA publishes final employee walkaround rule

    The May 31 change reverts to a long-standing practice that gives employees the right to select a third-party advocate to accompany an inspection.

    By April 4, 2024