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    Take our survey: How is inflation impacting your business?

    Hawkins Construction is giving workers two extra checks to help combat the skyrocketing prices of gas, groceries and more. Take our survey about how inflation is impacting your business.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Texas, Florida boost construction starts in the South

    Warehouse activity continues to grow, but Dodge expects deceleration in the sector.

    By June 9, 2022
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Real estate pros ask: Are we headed into a recession?

    CRE experts break down the uncertain future of interest rates, fundamentals and economic conditions.

    By Mary Salmonsen • June 9, 2022
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    Walmart plots 4 new 'next generation' fulfillment centers

    The facilities incorporate an automated storage and retrieval system while also employing 4,000 new workers, and could serve 75% of the U.S.

    By Ben Unglesbee • June 8, 2022
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    Developers, contractors go to great lengths to secure materials, appliances

    By buying early and taking other steps, contractors can have an apartment ready for move-in — despite the obstacles that logistics woes throw at them.

    By Leslie Shaver • June 8, 2022
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    Stadiums of tomorrow: Franchises across leagues look to build new homes

    As the NHL's Arizona Coyotes move closer to a new arena, Construction Dive examines the status of the country's biggest stadium projects.

    By Updated June 8, 2022
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    Midwest starts lag national average

    The power and gas plant sector in the region, particularly its solar energy and wind farms, shows robust activity.

    By June 7, 2022
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    White House incentivizes stronger building codes, standards

    Through a new initiative, the Biden administration will provide support for state and local governments to adopt updated building codes. 

    By Robert Walton • June 7, 2022
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    Recession 'not inevitable,' Moody's says

    Contractors considering changes to wages, prices and other critical business strategies must filter an unusual range of conflicting economic forecasts.

    By Jim Tyson • June 6, 2022
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    Despite flat revenue, Bechtel's 2021 performance better than expected: CFO

    The country's second-largest contractor saw year-over-year backlog revenue decrease but the amount of new work on its books rose.

    By June 6, 2022
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    Northeast construction starts slow following rebound last year

    The headwinds of inflation, supply chain issues, COVID-19 and a potential recession mute activity in the region, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

    By June 3, 2022
  • Natural gas legislation: What multifamily developers, owners need to know

    While a growing number of local governments ban natural gas hookups, over a dozen states have moved to prevent this type of legislation.

    By Jen A. Miller • June 2, 2022
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    Materials, labor shortages threaten data center construction boom

    Data center construction has been bursting with opportunity despite supply chain issues and high materials prices. A volatile market could stunt that progress.

    By June 1, 2022
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    'Be so good they can't deny you,' GC tells other women in construction

    Christina Oden has helped build some of New York City's most high-profile entertainment venues, including The Playboy Club and 1 Oak.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Top 10 commercial contractors of 2022

    Turner defended its No. 1 spot, while Tutor Perini fell six spots and out of the top 10 on the list of the industry's biggest U.S. players.

    By June 1, 2022
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    Manufacturing projects boost starts in Western states

    Clients looking to build a more reliable supply chain, via projects like chip plants, will drive growth in the sector, said a senior economist at Dodge.

    By May 31, 2022
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    The Dotted Line: Virginia bans 'pay-if-paid' contract language

    The new prohibition, which goes into effect next year, puts the onus on contractors to pay subs even when owners default.

    By May 31, 2022
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    San Antonio's $2.5B airport expansion project takes off

    The city's airport authority plans to complete a third terminal, parking garage, ground transportation center and other improvements by early 2028.

    By May 26, 2022
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    UK prefab design company targets US expansion

    Bryden Wood's "kit-of-parts" approach leverages components that are similar on each project while also providing opportunities for customization.

    By May 25, 2022
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    'Birdie'-eye view: McCarthy uses drones for California Topgolf

    The St. Louis-based builder took advantage of laser scanning and orthographic photography to cut down on land surveying time.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Dodge: Construction starts jump, pipeline strong

    Commercial building grows despite supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine and rising inflation, but a recession would slow that growth, an economist said.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Supply chain backups postpone apartment openings

    Without properties to show, managers rely on communication and technology to pre-lease units and soothe resident anxiety.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 24, 2022
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    Deep Dive // Racism in Construction

    2 years after George Floyd's death: progress yet 'unfulfilled promises' in construction

    "I'm working with people who at least aren't openly racist" anymore, one worker said. Construction pros reflect on what's changed — and hasn't — since 2020.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Vietnam-based contractor enters US, Canadian markets with lofty goals

    Hoa Binh Construction intends to open its first U.S. office this quarter, then forge partnerships with existing builders and acquire subcontractors.

    By May 23, 2022
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    Boldt Co.'s 'gatekeeper' program offers mental health, suicide support

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Construction's suicide rate is among the highest of any industry.

    By Katie Pyzyk • May 19, 2022