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    2022's biggest construction conferences

    Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    7 things we know (so far) about the infrastructure act

    While much of the spending package is still coming into focus, there’s a lot that construction leaders can start planning for.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    AECOM creates user-friendly impact statement for I-11 project

    The company used its PlanEngage software to generate easy-to-navigate public documents for an interstate corridor project near Phoenix.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Report: Construction productivity startups get the biggest piece of the $4.5B contech funding pie

    Green construction technology firms are also gaining more interest from investors, according to CEMEX Ventures.

    By Dec. 22, 2021
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    Infrastructure act will pump $3B into nation's ailing dams

    While not sufficient to cover all needed repairs and upgrades, the new legislation marks a massive investment into hydropower and dam safety.

    By Dec. 7, 2021
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    Report: $61B lost per year due to waste, inefficiency in 811 utility system

    A new study found that while problems with the country's "call before you dig" system are large, they can be mitigated.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Shawmut builds 75-foot-tall LA office building using cross-laminated timber

    Employing CLT, the company dodged supply chain issues and high fabrication prices. One executive said the elements fit together "like a jigsaw puzzle."

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Boston-area subcontractor invests in prefab facility

    JM Electrical, which specializes in building control and automation systems, plans to speed its project timetables with a new offsite assembly division.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Opinion

    Energy-efficient infrastructure projects hold a key opportunity for contractors

    For builders that incorporate sustainable systems into their projects, the $1.80-per-square-foot 179D tax deduction can quickly climb to millions of dollars.

    By Dean Zerbe • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Why CFS is a premium material for solar panel mounting structures

    See how this versatile construction material is revolutionizing solar energy panel production.

    Nov. 8, 2021
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    With limited funds, should California's bullet train be high-speed?

    A proposal from a state assembly member threatens to downgrade the project, which is facing a large budget shortfall. Supporters hope federal infrastructure funds will help.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    7 ways contractors can work sustainability into their procurement practices

    A little planning can go a long way toward making projects more socially responsible and environmentally sound.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    University of Idaho wins $4M to research recyclable materials for 3D printing

    The latest funding looks to repurpose construction refuse for more sustainable and resilient buildings.

    By Oct. 20, 2021
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    Webcor's California office project chases ambitious waste-reduction goal

    The Genesis Marina project, built by Webcor on a former landfill, is looking to reduce and recycle almost all of the waste it produces.

    By Oct. 14, 2021
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    Black & Veatch tech incubator seeks climate solutions

    The company is looking to jumpstart innovators that are focused on decarbonization technology.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    LafargeHolcim partners with Army Corps of Engineers in construction waste research

    The $3.4 million deal will cement the Corps' Engineer Research and Development Center into a partnership with Geocycle to study reusing waste materials from construction.

    By Sept. 22, 2021
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    LA approves 100% clean energy by 2035 target, a decade ahead of prior goal

    The goal puts the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power on track for an aggressive transition that backers said would present a model for the nation.

    By Jason Plautz • Sept. 3, 2021
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    Q&A

    ConTech Conversations: Nexii shines light on modular

    Vice President Gregor Roberston spoke to Construction Dive about the construction technology company's ambitious growth plans.

    By Aug. 25, 2021
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    New initiative urges contractors to work with owners to reduce building emissions

    The Associated General Contractors of America program focuses not only on contractors' own carbon footprint, but on pressing owners to specify more climate-friendly buildings from the outset. 

    By Aug. 5, 2021
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    Lendlease to fuel UK projects with vegetable oil

    After Skanska U.K., the Australian contractor is the second major player to forego fossil fuels in the country.

    By July 30, 2021
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    Construction-related conferences for 2021 and beyond

    From design and construction to technology and green building, industry trade shows of all types are continuing despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By July 20, 2021
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    XL Construction launches prefab school building option

    TimberQuest uses cross-laminated timber to create prefabricated and pre-inspected wall and roof panels that can be erected in about 10 weeks.

    By June 23, 2021
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    Webcor adopts ESG to compete for projects and workers

    In a move that's common among public firms, the privately held California contractor is responding to the marketplace while trying to attract talent.

    By May 17, 2021
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    Biden pledges to halve US carbon emissions by 2030, sending signal to businesses

    The administration said it will employ "multiple paths" to reach its goal while supporting a strong economy.

    By Robert Walton • April 23, 2021
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    New York Building Congress offers carbon neutrality steps

    The group noted that modular tactics and building components that can be disassembled easily and reused will help the construction industry reduce carbon emissions.

    By Kim Slowey • April 23, 2021