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    PCL launches solar subsidiary

    PCL Solar was in part enabled by the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which has brought more certainty to the time horizon for clean energy projects, a general manager said.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Q&A

    Dallas GC plans Sun Belt expansion to weather 2023 slowdown

    A MYCON exec mapped out how the firm will go on the offensive to deal with an expected recession next year.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Trendline

    Construction Outlook 2023

    How will construction fare this year? Inflation, a potential recession, supply chain struggles and sky-high labor demands are pushing up against optimism from infrastructure spending, growth in specific sectors and tech advancement. While economists have warned of an impending recession for months, it has yet to arrive. Construction Dive broke down several trends in labor, technology and infrastructure, while testing the hardiness of specific sectors in 2023. Here is a look at what to expect this year:  

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Construction input prices tick down as supply chains improve

    Although the cost of most materials has declined, contractors still face financial challenges on the labor side, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    BMW supplier to build $810M EV battery cell plant in South Carolina

    Envision AESC will produce lithium-ion batteries designed specifically for the auto maker’s sixth-generation electric vehicles. 

    By Megan Ruggles • Dec. 9, 2022
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    EV battery maker Ultium Cells plans $275M plant expansion in Tennessee

    The project is an addition to the $2.3 billion facility announced in April 2021, which is still under construction.

    By Sara Samora • Dec. 9, 2022
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    Construction’s biggest C-suite moves of 2022

    McDermott, Jacobs, Skanska and others named new leaders this year.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Dec. 8, 2022
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    Construction planning numbers increase for third consecutive month

    Despite growth, labor challenges, supply shortages and high interest rates could decelerate planning activity over the next 12 months, according to Dodge Senior Economist Sarah Martin.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    Bay Area contractor gets real with as-built capture technology

    The tech tool transformed a laborious and time-consuming process — the jobsite walk — into a valuable fact-finding mission.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Michigan tribes launch first-of-its-kind construction company

    Three Native American groups have created Aki Construction, which has already started projects in the Midwest.

    By Katie Pyzyk • Dec. 7, 2022
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    Tech sector decline saps office construction comeback

    In-office occupancy is at the highest level since the pandemic began, but Big Tech's woes have undercut the office sector's recovery, a Newmark report says.

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Turner teams up on $1B EV battery recycling plant

    The country’s largest contractor partnered with Kokosing Industrial and SSOE Group to win the 500,000-square-foot design-build project in Kentucky. 

    By Dec. 7, 2022
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    5 charts that hint at what’s in store for construction in 2023

    The industry will continue to face labor shortages, high materials costs and other headwinds, but infrastructure will be a bright spot.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    Apartment transactions plummet

    The multifamily sales market won't take off until interest rates stabilize, says CBRE exec.

    By Leslie Shaver • Dec. 6, 2022
  • The underlying rebar of a massive curved concrete aquarium tank is visible on a construction jobsite.
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    Turner hits milestone at $160M Seattle Aquarium expansion

    The project team has completed the concrete pour for the curved main tank at the facility's new Ocean Pavilion.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    ABC: As construction adds jobs, recession is more likely

    The surge of jobs in November won’t necessarily be positive for employers, as a downturn continues to threaten the U.S. economy.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Jacobs wins $92.5M NASA contract

    The award is a guaranteed one-year contract, with four one-year options to extend services at the discretion of the space agency.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Nonprofit launches ‘nudge’ program to protect workers from struck-by accidents

    The Center for Construction Research and Training is piloting a resource to mitigate the most deadly hazards on jobsites.

    By Dec. 5, 2022
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    Deadline extended for jobsite Holiday Lights contest

    Tomorrow at noon EST is the last chance to submit photos for Construction Dive’s annual competition.

    By Updated Dec. 19, 2022
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    Construction spending shows nonresidential ‘weakening’

    Public construction spending remained positive in October, despite a decline in seven of the 16 nonresidential categories, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis.

    By Dec. 2, 2022
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    More construction jobs filled, fewer quits in October

    Construction job openings dropped by 52,000 in October, though the industry’s high demand for labor remains.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
  • Several cranes tower over the frame of a stadium construction site in the desert.
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    Qatar officials walk back statement about worker deaths

    The country’s World Cup leader said in a recent interview that hundreds of migrant workers died from construction and preparation, much more than in previous reports.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Third conspirator pleads guilty in Caltrans bid-rigging scheme

    A California contractor bribed a state DOT official and colluded with others to steer contracts to multiple companies, the Department of Justice said.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    9 of the year’s top construction stories

    The economy, lawsuits, labor challenges and supply chain woes: These are the topics that have resonated most with readers in 2022.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Dec. 1, 2022
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    LG Chem plans $3B Tennessee EV battery plant

    The new plant will be the largest of its kind in the U.S., with construction to begin in the first quarter of 2023.

    By Dec. 1, 2022
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    Did the pandemic really kill just-in-time? Experts weigh in.

    Supply chain pros say the lean operating model may need to make a comeback to maintain resilience while keeping costs down.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Dec. 1, 2022