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    Seattle Teamsters strike is over, but concrete could take weeks to flow

    Employers have to manage third-party truck returns and inspections before drivers can tackle the backlog.

    By April 12, 2022
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    Seattle-area Teamsters end strike, return to work

    Teamsters Local 174 announced Friday its 300-plus striking workers would return to work Monday, despite the lack of a deal with employers.

    By Updated April 11, 2022
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    Labor

    A roundup of articles about issues affecting the workforce.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    North American crane count increases 4.74%

    Rider Levett Bucknall's most recent crane index, an indicator for construction's economic health, made up for losses from last year.

    By Updated April 8, 2022
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    Q&A

    Project manager embraces bridge construction's 'high stakes'

    Abby Redditt of BELL Construction relished the chance to manage a major accelerated bridge project in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

    By April 7, 2022
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    Missouri contractor charged with fraud for minority business claims

    Brian Kowert Sr. routed contracts worth $900,000 through two firms without actually engaging their services, a federal complaint alleged. 

    By April 6, 2022
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    Seattle concrete strike hits fifth month with $1M in support, collusion allegations

    "Name any major project, it's impacted," as 300 truck drivers walk the pavement in protest and unions nationwide capitalize on labor shortages.

    By April 5, 2022
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    More inflation, recession ahead: construction economist

    Supply chain issues will persist for years, but commodity pricing relief is on the horizon, predicts Associated Builders and Contractors' Anirban Basu.

    By April 4, 2022
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    Meta invests $1.6B in 2 more data centers

    GCs have been named for facilities in Texas and Missouri that will bring the Facebook parent company's footprint to more than 20 data centers worldwide.

    By April 4, 2022
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    Biden pushes 28% corporate tax rate

    Companies should prepare for new or higher corporate taxes in light of President Joe Biden's 2023 budget proposal, experts say.

    By Maura Webber Sadovi • April 1, 2022
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    What should employers take away from the White House's latest COVID-19 plan?

    Businesses should use the current lull to plan for future coronavirus waves, according to an expert.

    By Ryan Golden • March 31, 2022
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    New York City construction-related incidents decrease for third straight year

    The city's Department of Buildings was called to respond to fewer events on jobsites, but recorded one more worker death last year than in 2020.

    By March 31, 2022
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    US construction tech firms brace for increased cyberattacks

    Experts worry hackers could target the structural integrity specs listed for projects in automated systems. Here's how companies like Trimble, Procore and Autodesk are preparing.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Q&A

    Consigli prefab director: 'You don't want it to feel like you're recreating the wheel'

    The Boston-based general contractor wants to use more offsite techniques in its projects to boost efficiency.

    By March 30, 2022
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    DOE unveils new efficiency standards for federal buildings

    Major retrofits and new buildings constructed by the federal government must meet the latest IECC and ASHRAE codes beginning next year.

    By March 30, 2022
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    Buffalo Bills to build $1.4B stadium

    The NFL team's new venue will create an estimated 10,000 union construction jobs, according to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul.

    By March 29, 2022
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    Target, Amazon debut sustainable store concepts

    Target introduced its first net zero energy store, while an Amazon Fresh store is pursuing a net zero carbon certification. 

    By Tatiana Walk-Morris • March 28, 2022
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    Biden tightens Russia sanctions as supply chain recovery falters

    The prices of oil, metals and other commodities have surged since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, complicating efforts to overcome the harm from supply chain disruptions.

    By Jim Tyson • March 28, 2022
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    Could Zoom towns go bust?

    Money is flowing into cities like Boise, Idaho, but some analysts wonder about the sustainability of their growth.

    By Leslie Shaver • March 25, 2022
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    2 workers killed in Florida wall collapse

    First responders found the bodies of Jeremias Mendez and Eduardo Cruz-Moran buried under debris at a Boynton Beach apartment jobsite Tuesday.

    By March 24, 2022
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    Boring Co. selected for potential San Antonio loop project

    The Alamo Regional Mobility Authority chose the Elon Musk-founded company for a $250 million airport-to-downtown loop.

    By March 24, 2022
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    US eases tariffs on UK steel and aluminum

    The deal will partially lift tariffs on steel and aluminum exports from the U.K. beginning June 1.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • March 24, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Why modular has not clicked in commercial construction

    Offsite building techniques should be a boon for the industry, but modular's market share in North America is under 6%. Why?

    By March 23, 2022
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    SEC proposes 'rules of the road' for climate-risk disclosures

    The new rules would require companies to describe their plan to achieve any targets they have set for curbing climate risk.

    By Jim Tyson • March 23, 2022
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    Worker fired from Meta project for leaving a noose on site

    Mortenson kicked a subcontractor's employee off the $1 billion Utah data center project that has seen two other similar incidents since November.

    By March 22, 2022
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    Opinion

    5 steps to transfer a construction business to a family member

    Succession planning can be complicated, but these tips will smooth the process, writes a corporate strategy expert.

    By Frank Williamson • March 22, 2022