Commercial Building: Page 2


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    Opinion

    Drones know the dirt: How UAVs can measure jobsite materials

    A reality capture manager at Columbia breaks down the basics, from software and training to regulations like the upcoming Remote ID Rule.

    By Erik Gronneberg • Feb. 14, 2024
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    Economic Reports

    Backlog dips again amid tight lending conditions

    The heavy industrial sector saw large gains, while institutional and infrastructure segments dropped.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Construction Dive

    Construction Dive editors curate some of the industry’s top stories from this year.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Q&A

    ‘Never give up’ applies to football and construction, says ex-quarterback

    Once on a professional football team’s roster, Bryan Ehrlich now uses a lifetime of construction knowledge to deliver renovation projects in the Southeast.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Kraus-Anderson buys healthcare-focused Phoenix builder

    Sonoran Crest Construction is the first acquisition for the 126-year-old Minneapolis firm.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    AstraZeneca to invest $300M in US cell therapy plant

    The U.K. drugmaker is adding a facility in Rockville, Maryland, after a spate of dealmaking in the therapeutic field.

    By Kristin Jensen • Feb. 13, 2024
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    Project Wins

    PCL nabs $667M Saskatchewan hospital job

    The firm will design and build a new acute care tower at Prince Albert Victoria Hospital with a heliport and an expanded emergency department.

    By Feb. 12, 2024
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    Skanska’s Q4 profits tumble 73% due to property market

    As U.S. construction helped bolster the Swedish builder’s balance sheet, the states’ poor commercial property market and return-to-office rates had negative impacts.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Regional Report

    Dallas bucks national office construction slump

    The city leads the U.S. in office space under construction, according to commercial real estate services firms Cushman & Wakfield and CBRE.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    Construction planning inches higher despite commercial weakness

    Though Dodge Construction Network expects momentum to pick back up in the second half, private project planning remains challenged by a difficult financing environment.

    By Feb. 9, 2024
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    How to attract workers to far-flung jobsites

    Major projects away from city centers often lack a strong labor pool, so contractors must entice potential hires to relocate.

    By Jen A. Miller • Updated Feb. 9, 2024
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    5 stadium projects set to cross the goal line in 2024

    From a $2 billion Los Angeles arena to the first venue built specifically for a women’s team, these are the major professional North American arenas scheduled to score openings this year.

    By Feb. 8, 2024
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    JPMorgan wants to open 500 branches in next 3 years

    The bank is looking to expand in areas such as Boston, Charlotte, Minneapolis, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. — but aims to close another 30 First Republic locations.

    By Rajashree Chakravarty • Feb. 8, 2024
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    AECOM Q1 revenue, profits up as backlog dips

    CEO Troy Rudd cited strength in water, resilience and other infrastructure markets, but the firm pulled two previously announced deals from its development pipeline.

    By Feb. 7, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Skanska completes $560M New York hospital

    The contractor used drones to capture real-time views of progress on the 288,000-square-foot Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion project.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Jacobs profits, backlog jump amid advanced manufacturing boost

    The Dallas-based company continues to add notable wins in its water infrastructure projects, according to the firm’s first quarter results.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Granite wins $55M Tucson, Arizona, road-widening job

    The Grant Road Improvement Project is part of Pima County’s $2.1 billion, 20-year regional transportation plan.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    3 reasons why new tradespeople don’t stick around

    Poor training, bad bosses and other frustrations can drive away new recruits to the construction industry, writes a Texas quality control manager.

    By Fulton Cure • Feb. 6, 2024
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    McHugh Construction restores 1920s Chicago theater

    The builder turned the single-screen Ramova Theatre into an 1,800-seat concert hall and created brewery, restaurant and event spaces.

    By Updated Feb. 6, 2024
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    Construction firm co-founder among dead in Idaho jobsite collapse

    A gust of wind might have caused the hangar near the Boise Airport to collapse, but it could take months to know for sure, sources told the Idaho Statesman.

    By Feb. 6, 2024
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    Opinion

    4 ways to level construction’s playing field

    Barriers that impede minority-owned businesses reflect a broader systemic issue, says an industry executive.

    By Andre Sappington • Feb. 5, 2024
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    Builders announce executive moves to start 2024

    Many major contractors made changes to their C-suites in the first several weeks of the year.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Feb. 5, 2024
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    Economic Reports

    Public construction spending soars, but private projects still face hurdles

    Highway and street projects are flush with cash, but high interest rates, labor shortages and regulatory delays are weighing on commercial projects.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Blach Construction names industry veteran as CFO

    Alex Llerena has more than 30 years of experience including stints at Bechtel, Cemex and Bradley Electric.

    By Feb. 2, 2024
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    Opinion

    7 ways that Davis-Bacon changes could cost contractors

    Updates to prevailing wage laws will impact builders looking to win in the booming federal infrastructure market.

    By Ashley Eley Cannady • Feb. 1, 2024
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    Project Wins

    AnderCorp breaks ground on $270M Louisiana casino, resort

    Construction is in full swing on the sprawling entertainment project in Bossier City.

    By Feb. 1, 2024