Commercial Building: Page 94


  • Levelset recognizes top construction companies with award for prompt payments

    The notice and lien service provider highlighted contractors that made prompt payments to their vendors during the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Kim Slowey • July 1, 2020
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    McDermott exits Chapter 11 bankruptcy

    The reorganization eliminates $4.6 billion of debt and provides the energy contractor's management with 7.5% of newly issued equity.

    By July 1, 2020
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    Safety

    Construction Dive takes a look at ways to keep workers safe on the job. Read on for ideas that can help keep your jobsites hazard-free and productive.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Hard hat device facilitates social distancing, contact tracing

    Originally designed to monitor safety and productivity, the WakeCap can also retrace workers' movements in the event that an employee contracts the coronavirus, according to the startup's director of business development.

    By June 30, 2020
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    COVID-19 presents new challenges for minority-owned construction firms

    The coronavirus' economic fallout could make it more difficult to find minority-owned companies for public and other projects.

    By Kim Slowey • June 30, 2020
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    COVID-19 health screenings raise privacy considerations for contractors

    While employee screenings and temperature checks are best practices for keeping coronavirus at bay, there are legal implications that construction firms need to be aware of, according to experts.

    By June 29, 2020
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    Baltimore jobsite shut down after workers find noose

    The offensive item was discovered at a Johns Hopkins University project, following similar incidents in Las Vegas, Toronto and Portland, Oregon.

    By Kim Slowey • Updated July 7, 2020
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    McCarthy wins $233M CDC lab contract

    The facility is designed for research on the most serious public health threats and will be one of only three facilities in the world able to perform diagnostic research on specific viruses.

    By Kim Slowey • June 26, 2020
  • Take our survey: Will Trump's rollback of environmental regulations help construction?

    The president's administration is loosening environmental rules for federal projects. Let us know what this means to your business.

    By June 26, 2020
  • Major stadium projects impacted by COVID-19 slowdowns

    So far, contractors and owners are pushing forward with the construction of stadiums and arenas despite coronavirus outbreaks.

    By Kim Slowey • June 25, 2020
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    Readers Respond: Don't shut down sites in high-risk areas

    In response to last week's survey, Construction Dive readers weigh in on whether jobsites should close to help mitigate the spread of the coronavirus in states like Florida, Texas and California, where cases are surging.

    By June 25, 2020
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    Q&A

    Adolfson & Peterson adapts to material shortages, new protocols, other challenges

    Construction Dive talks with Corbett Nichter, executive vice president and COO of the company's eastern regions, about supply chain issues, keeping workers safe and future concerns.

    By June 25, 2020
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    Social distancing strategies keep contractors productive

    Social distancing requirements such as staggered schedules and teleworking don't have to derail construction schedules, according to companies that are making them work. 

    By Kim Slowey • June 24, 2020
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    3 tips for saving on technology costs during the pandemic

    For contractors and other businesses, the coronavirus-induced recession requires thorough audits and justification of back-office technology.

    By Naomi Eide • June 24, 2020
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    Commercial Construction Index, confidence in future revenue plummet

    New data released today shows contractors lack confidence in new business and revenue opportunities due to the coronavirus' impact on construction.

    By June 23, 2020
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    Tech, stability may move Gen Z through the trades pipeline

    The coronavirus hasn't stopped contractors' recruitment efforts and in some ways is demonstrating the industry's growing technology use and its career opportunities.

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • June 22, 2020
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    Green, yellow, red: How US airport construction projects are faring during the pandemic

    Construction Dive checks in on construction at some of the country’s biggest airports, tracking where work has accelerated, slowed or stopped during the coronavirus outbreak.

    By June 22, 2020
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    Turner, PCL offer quick-install modular health screening pods

    The prefabricated modules from two of the largest U.S. construction firms enable fast and easy health screening of individuals entering high-traffic buildings and public spaces.

    By June 19, 2020
  • Friday Feedback: Should construction be halted in areas showing a rise in COVID-19 cases?

    When the coronavirus outbreak first hit the U.S., states and jurisdictions limited nonessential work, including construction. Is it time to consider new shutdowns in order to keep workers safe? Let us know.

    By June 19, 2020
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    Construction productivity stats approach precoronavirus levels

    While some aspects of construction are inching toward normal, others seem to be impacted by an unknown future, according to data collected by the Associated General Contractors of America and Procore.

    By June 19, 2020
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    McCarthy regional office is on the front line of key projects

    McCarthy Southern California Region President Mike Myers talks about the company's work on essential projects in healthcare, research and infrastructure and its extensive protocols for dealing with COVID-19.

    By June 18, 2020
  • Tellurian delays construction on $27B Louisiana energy project

    Reduced demand, low natural gas prices and the coronavirus have kept the energy company from securing the equity partnerships that will allow for construction financing. 

    By Kim Slowey • June 18, 2020
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    Readers Respond: Face coverings are necessary but not always comfortable

    In response to last week's survey, Construction Dive readers weigh in on the pros and cons of wearing face masks on the jobsite.

    By June 18, 2020
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    Clark Construction deploys simple solution for in-house inspections

    Cellphone videoconferencing from jobsites has taken on greater importance for contractors since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

    By June 17, 2020
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    Contractors pledge to combat racial inequality

    Construction firms and industry groups are taking a stand against racial injustice and vowing to do more to increase diversity on U.S. jobsites.

    By June 17, 2020
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    Lenders' top tips for weathering the COVID-19 crisis

    The coronavirus pandemic has made contractors’ relationships with their banks more important than ever. Here’s how to ensure a smooth partnership even during difficult times.

    By June 16, 2020