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    Dodge: Construction starts jump, pipeline strong

    Commercial building grows despite supply chain issues, the war in Ukraine and rising inflation, but a recession would slow that growth, an economist said.

    By May 25, 2022
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    Infrastructure coordinators help cities pursue funding, evaluate projects

    In the spirit of wanting to "dig once" for infrastructure improvements, local governments tap project coordinators as they access millions in federal funds.

    By Karen Kroll • May 24, 2022
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    As the nation's infrastructure ages, projects get creative with technology and staffing.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Infrastructure act will draw workers to trades, but training is key: Walsh

    The IIJA will start to yield physical projects in six to eight months, the Labor secretary said at a recent online event, and he doesn’t expect the labor shortage to impact rollout.

    By May 23, 2022
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    As destructive wildfires increase, new model can calculate property risk

    A nonprofit's online tool identifies a home's wildfire risk based on publicly available data and property details.

    By May 18, 2022
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    How the Colonial Pipeline attack instilled urgency in cybersecurity

    The federal government and private sector are still coming to terms with how to protect operational technology in an increasingly volatile threat environment.

    By David Jones • May 18, 2022
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    The IIJA sets aside $100M for contech. When will it arrive?

    Agencies have not yet hammered out the details, but the funding could follow a predictable path set by the federal government.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Citing $1.2T infrastructure act, EEOC probes racism, sexism in construction

    Hateful episodes on jobsites draw feds' attention as IIJA money works its way to states.

    By May 18, 2022
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    Arizona utility asks regulators to reconsider gas plant expansion

    The Arizona Corporation Commission's April rejection of an 820-MW gas plant expansion means Salt River Project "will lack critical generation from quick-start turbines," the utility said.

    By Robert Walton • May 17, 2022
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    Accelerating the adoption of agile construction practices

    Construction leaders are working to adopt agile practices. Learn why and how software makes it easy.

    May 16, 2022
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    WSP beats earnings expectations, maintains guidance

    The Canadian contractor saw strong backlog growth in the first quarter and said its 2022 plans already account for inflation. 

    By May 13, 2022
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    White House vows to speed up environmental review for federal projects

    The new action plan will help streamline permitting and accelerate projects, Biden administration officials said last week.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Bechtel launches division targeting manufacturing, tech

    The company's former CFO, Catherine Hunt Ryan, will lead the new unit that eyes markets such as semiconductors, electric vehicles and data centers.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Human error, heavy rain, lack of upkeep led to Michigan dam failures

    A combination of factors caused the Edenville and Sanford dams to collapse in 2020, an independent investigation found.

    By May 10, 2022
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    AECOM earnings rise, shares fall on maintained guidance

    The Dallas-based contractor posted higher profits and slightly lower revenue for the first three months of 2022, but investors flinched when it didn't raise guidance for the rest of the year. 

    By May 10, 2022
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    Revenue, backlog drop but Fluor maintains guidance

    The Texas-based global contractor continues to reduce its outstanding debt, but past declines in oil prices and lockdowns in China weigh on its operations.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Jacobs posts higher profits, backlog in second quarter

    While the company maintained its midrange guidance, it lowered the high end of its projected profits, citing geopolitical concerns.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Competition heats up to capture IIJA funds for hydrogen hubs

    Having a plan to produce hydrogen may be the least important factor in securing a regional "hub" designation, experts say.

    By Emma Penrod • May 3, 2022
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    Experts: Consider extreme weather, tech shifts to build resilient infrastructure

    National Institute of Building Sciences panelists discussed how the IIJA can accelerate more adaptable airports, supply chains and more.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Granite posts nearly 20% quarterly revenue loss as it works through less profitable projects

    The California company's CEO is optimistic about shifting away from large, complicated builds and expects a boost from the infrastructure act.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Lessons from California: Tips to keep transit projects on time, on budget

    A new study from UC Berkeley highlights common pitfalls and potential solutions for complicated builds.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Biden restores stronger environmental review for federal projects

    The updated National Environmental Policy Act could slow approvals for certain infrastructure projects, but help them resist lawsuits later on.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Texas' first state-funded border wall section 'essentially complete'

    The 1.7-mile-long structure between Mexico and Texas was built with surplus wall panels from the federal government.

    By April 25, 2022
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    Earth Day groundbreaking for world's largest wildlife crossing

    The landbridge will provide animals a passage to cross the 10-lane Highway 101 in California.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Biden administration mandates US iron, steel for infrastructure projects

    A construction association executive questioned whether the rules will add to already soaring construction costs and high inflation.

    By April 19, 2022
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    Diesel price surge fuels construction inflation alert

    AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson issued his seventh price warning in 13 months, marking an unprecedented rise in costs, but contractors' bid prices have yet to catch up. 

    By April 13, 2022