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    Topsoe, ABB, Fluor to build joint electrolyzer facility in Virginia

    The collaboration aims to develop a facility with reduced costs and improved safety for making e-fuels.

    By Sara Samora • July 2, 2024
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    Invisible threat: Combatting indoor air pollution in buildings

    Indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air, largely due to VOCs. See how to help.

    June 10, 2024
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    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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    Earnings roundup: Data centers, water projects dominate public contractors’ focus

    On the latest round of earnings calls, some of the country’s largest commercial builders talked about the boom in computing facilities and the increased need for resilience in public works.

    By Construction Dive Staff • May 15, 2024
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    JV kicks off $4.3B San Francisco hospital build

    Herrero Builders, The Boldt Company and Webcor broke ground on UCSF’s new health care facility in the city’s Parnassus Heights neighborhood.

    By May 3, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Turner takes on 2 university jobs worth a combined $484M

    The New York City-based contractor is headed back to school to build projects at the University of California, Merced and the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Disneyland gets initial nod for $1.9B investment

    Anaheim City Council gave preliminary approval to a 10-year plan that would create 7,800 construction jobs, according to the California governor’s office.

    By April 22, 2024
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    Bringing staff and student voices into the school design process

    Education leaders and school architects say knowing what students and staff want in school construction and renovation is vital for planning.

    By Kara Arundel • April 11, 2024
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    KPF designs NYC’s first all-electric academic research lab building at Columbia University

    The building will exceed New York City’s Local Law 97 greenhouse gas emissions rules, despite increased ventilation requirements, the architecture firm says.

    By Joe Burns • April 10, 2024
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    Partnering for success: The case for public-private partnerships in America

    A seasoned design-build partner can be the key to unlocking the advantages of a public-private partnership.

    March 18, 2024
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    3 critical stages for retaining women in construction

    One of the key strategies in addressing the construction labor shortage is recognizing the value and importance of a diverse workforce.

    March 4, 2024
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    The global landscape of the construction industry and performance guarantees

    A brief look at challenges, changes and opportunity within the current global construction landscape

    By Ricardo Davila, President-International, American Global • Feb. 26, 2024
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    From CAD to BIM: The evolution of construction technology

    BIM will continue to grow and adjust to the climate of the construction industry as it has in the past.

    Jan. 16, 2024
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    The 2024 World of Modular returns to Orlando for industry’s biggest event

    The biggest event in commercial modular construction returns to Orlando, FL, March 18-21, 2024.

    Jan. 8, 2024
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    Holiday lights add festive mood to construction jobsites

    From a hospital project in Connecticut to a Christmas tree with a family history, contractors took time to make the season brighter.

    By Dec. 21, 2023
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    This year’s top tech stories

    From ChatGPT to robots and contech funding, here are the topics that were most popular with our readers.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    NASA taps LSU for lunar construction research

    The team of academic and government scientists will test the use of molten sulfur and lunar dust to create waterless concrete for 3D printing on the moon.

    By Dec. 12, 2023
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    Gilbane nabs $5B Mayo Clinic expansion in Minnesota

    The medical complex in Rochester will feature buildings with rooms and floors that can convert to different functions, removing a typical limitation in healthcare construction.

    By Nov. 30, 2023
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    The Dotted Line: Change orders often spark conflict, but they don’t have to

    While disputes between contractors and design teams are growing, planning and communication can mitigate this friction, legal experts say.

    By Nov. 28, 2023
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    Planning for the year ahead: A look at how we build now

    Get insights from more than 1,000 construction professionals to help paint a better picture into how leaders are thinking about the economy, its impact on construction and planning for 2024.

    Nov. 27, 2023
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    Shawmut completes NYC landmark renovation project

    Work included the realignment of floor plates, relocation of columns and the creation of new elevator shafts on a 100-year-old building in Manhattan.

    By Nov. 15, 2023
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    US manufacturing boom unlocks ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for contractors

    Here are ways construction firms can cash in on the country’s $500 billion onshoring surge and the ancillary projects it is spurring. 

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    How this team planned for 3 different end users with VR

    Construction pros from Rudolph & Sletten, Jacobs and Boulder Associates discussed the use cases for virtual reality at the Design-Build Conference & Expo earlier this month.

    By Nov. 14, 2023
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    Top 5 causes of construction lawsuits

    Understanding the common causes of cost disputes and overruns can help contractors avoid them, according to the latest Crux report.

    By Nov. 13, 2023
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    WSP’s profit, revenue, backlog up in Q3

    The Montreal-based firm sees a positive outlook for its green transition work and reaffirmed the guidance that it raised last quarter.

    By Nov. 9, 2023
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    Why your megaproject needs a design integration manager

    As construction jobs grow in size and complexity, this role ensures that the owner’s vision doesn’t get lost along the way, said panelists at the Design-Build Conference & Expo last week.

    By Nov. 8, 2023