Commercial Building: Page 3


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    Intel nabs $8.5B in CHIPS funding

    The award is the largest yet from the Biden administration and will help advance the chipmaker's plants in Arizona, New Mexico, Ohio and Oregon.

    By Sara Samora • March 21, 2024
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    $1.5B Detroit mixed-use project delayed

    District Detroit, developed by the Related Cos. and Olympia Development of Michigan, was initially scheduled to start construction last summer.

    By March 20, 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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    Q&A

    Boldt VP witnesses US onshoring boom firsthand

    Working in construction is an opportunity to learn new things, according to Linda Rosati, the Wisconsin contractor’s new vice president of business development.

    By March 20, 2024
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    Developer sues Minnesota contractor after $735K payment disappears

    Court documents point to “one or more insiders” who allegedly diverted funds by accessing an executive’s email and doctoring a notary's stamp of approval.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Biden administration announces expansion of registered apprenticeships

    The administration previously announced $200 million in grant funding to support apprenticeship programs in high-demand areas.

    By Carolyn Crist • March 19, 2024
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    Mass timber producer debuts construction services division

    Mercer Mass Timber doesn’t intend to compete with large general contractors, but instead wants to offer an option for first-time users of the alternative building method.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Skanska rolls out electric compactor on Los Angeles Purple Line job

    After testing an electric excavator on the $9.5 billion project in February, the contractor deployed the electric compaction roller this month.

    By March 19, 2024
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    Dollar General plans 800 stores this year as rival Dollar Tree pulls back

    Thirty of those will be under its Popshelf banner, though the discount retailer is taking the concept’s expansion slowly given its discretionary focus.

    By Nate Delesline III • March 18, 2024
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    What to watch as DOL’s independent contractor rule takes effect

    None of the lawsuits filed against the agency blocked its final rule Monday, but that doesn’t preclude a future injunction, according to an attorney.

    By Ryan Golden • March 14, 2024
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    DOT awards $3.3B to reconnect communities, offers funding for other transportation projects

    Meanwhile, President Biden's 2025 budget for transportation calls for $4 billion for large transit projects and $1.2 billion for the use of low-embodied-carbon materials.

    By Dan Zukowski • March 14, 2024
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    Oracle unveils $10B data center expansion plan

    The computer tech giant said just one of its planned facilities could accommodate about eight Boeing 747 airplanes lined up nose to tail.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Skanska signs $242M Virginia data center contract

    The Sweden-based developer and contractor will build the 250,000-square-foot project for an undisclosed client.

    By March 13, 2024
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    Athletics reveal Las Vegas stadium renderings

    Designed to evoke baseball pennants, overlapping roof shells will shelter the field from Sin City’s harsh sun.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Independent contractor rule takes effect

    In a statement, SHRM said the rule “fosters ambiguity” and deters businesses from extending essential training to independent workers.

    By Emilie Shumway • March 11, 2024
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    Opinion // Business Matters

    2 steps to boost your win rate

    Build credibility and relationships with potential clients to negotiate more deals, writes a construction consultant.

    By Matt Verderamo • March 11, 2024
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    Workers raised concerns before Boise hangar collapse

    Employees told police they saw bent beams and snapped cables on the day before the fatal construction site collapse, according to the Idaho Statesman.

    By March 8, 2024
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    Rise in project abandonments signals continued industry turmoil

    The uptick in on-hold or discontinued work could mean challenges ahead for construction, according to an industry economist.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Q&A // Women in Construction Week 2024

    Growth opportunities key to hiring, retaining women in construction

    Mortenson’s Maja Rosenquist says while progress has been made there is more work to do to welcome and keep underrepresented groups.

    By March 7, 2024
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    Women in Construction Week 2024

    How major contractors open doors for women

    Industry leaders have taken steps to make construction more welcoming.

    By Jen A. Miller • Updated March 27, 2024
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    Resorts World New York City launches bid for $5B development

    The racetrack casino in Queens will create a full “Las Vegas-style” gaming complex — if the New York State Gaming Commission awards it a highly competitive license.

    By Noelle Mateer • March 6, 2024
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    Bechtel pledges $7M to combat suicide in construction

    The largest donation ever from the firm's foundation is designed to help reduce the suicide rate in the industry, which is the second-highest of all U.S. sectors. 

    By March 5, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    JV breaks ground on $2.1B Tennessee Titans stadium

    Sports arena stalwarts Turner and AECOM Hunt, along with hometown firms Polk & Associates and ICF Builders, will build the NFL's newest venue in Nashville.

    By March 5, 2024
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    Courtesy of Corning.

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    Corning to build $900M solar component facility in Michigan

    The Solar Technology plant will create over 1,100 jobs in Richland Township.

    By Sara Samora • March 5, 2024
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    US led record-high global hotel construction pipeline in Q4

    America had the largest project count of any country in the quarter, with Dallas and Atlanta leading cities worldwide for the most hotels underway.

    By Jenna Walters • March 4, 2024
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    Construction Champions 2024

    These industry veterans from firms like Turner, Clayco and Flatiron are stalwarts in their fields, respected by all who work with them.

    By Construction Dive Staff • March 4, 2024