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    Permission granted by LeChase. David Campbell, vice president of LeChase's Armonk office, speaks at the ribbon cutting for the new ICRA training facility.

    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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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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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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    Column

    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
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    Construction employers work to keep the peace in the great vaccine debate

    As tensions flare over inoculations and with OSHA's mandate back on, contractors are using various approaches to minimize workplace conflicts.

    By Dec. 20, 2021
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    Opinion

    Getting started on ESG reporting

    Thoughtful guidance is coming, but there are steps you can take now to meet investors' appetite for reporting that shows your organization is taking environmental, social and governance performance seriously.   

    By John Truzzolino • Dec. 17, 2021
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    Virginia GCs struggle to find enough diverse subs for state policy goals

    The results of a survey — compiled by a state working group to meet diversity goals in contracting — could preface similar challenges at the federal level.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Spec industrial facility breaks ground near Boston

    The Cubes at Plainville will offer 660,000 square feet of warehouse space aimed at manufacturers and distributors of consumer goods.

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Kroger to build automated e-commerce site in N.C.

    The 200,000-square-foot facility in the Charlotte area is scheduled to open within two years after construction starts.

    By Sam Silverstein • Dec. 15, 2021
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    Backlog breakdown

    How COVID-19, supply chain woes hit contractor backlogs

    During the pandemic, construction backlog data tracked the swings of COVID-19 closely. Now, it gives a unique view of what lies ahead.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Tesla moves headquarters to $1B Texas 'Gigafactory'

    Elon Musk's electric vehicle company has relocated from California to its Austin, Texas, facility, which is still under construction.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    AECOM Tishman to build $9.5B international terminal at JFK

    The project is slated to break ground in 2022 and open to passengers by 2026.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Study: 75% of unvaccinated workers say mandates might make them quit

    A new report found that although a majority of American employees support COVID-19 vaccine mandates, they're causing contention at work.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Backlog breakdown

    Public contractor backlog weathers ups, downs during the pandemic

    Companies that cater to oil and gas have struggled, while those in sectors like warehouses and infrastructure experienced a boost in new work.

    By Dec. 13, 2021
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    Q&A

    How Shawmut reached 100% pay equity, used tech to combat unconscious bias

    A focus on diversity and inclusion has resulted in a 35% female workforce. 

    By Dec. 9, 2021
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    Backlog breakdown

    Analysis: Charting backlog's ups and downs during the pandemic

    The pipeline of work at most construction firms took a major hit from COVID-19, but is on the upswing again just as the omicron variant emerges.

    By Dec. 8, 2021
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    Infrastructure act

    How firms are preparing for an influx of civil spending

    Contractors are tracking IIJA funds as they begin to flow to agencies, but experts caution it's still too early to count on new infrastructure work.

    By Dec. 8, 2021