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    Share your jobsite holiday lights with us

    Send in photos of your holiday cheer and you may be featured in the Construction Dive daily newsletter.

    By Dec. 1, 2021
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    Q&A

    Homebuilder combats critical supply chain shortages

    Drees Homes has found creative workarounds for delayed materials, like assisting homeowners with buying their own appliances and working closely with trades teams.  

    By Nov. 10, 2021
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    How COVID-19 has altered apartment design, construction

    From more outdoor areas to larger package facilities, here are the top four pandemic-related items that renters look for in an apartment.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    Tutor Perini's revenue, profits drop as government clients are slow to pay

    Ongoing pandemic headwinds as well as funding uncertainty for public agencies forced the company to use more of its own cash last quarter.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Railroad steps up efforts to ease West Coast port congestion

    Union Pacific added incentives to help support the Port of Long Beach in California, a move that could help get goods to construction sites faster. 

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Nov. 1, 2021
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    Is 'Striketober' the moment construction unions have been waiting for?

    The convergence of worker shortages, supply chain snarls and vaccine mandates could give labor the upper hand at the bargaining table, experts say.

    By Oct. 28, 2021
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    The next Latitude Margaritaville, a Jimmy Buffett-inspired active adult community, may be coming to Texas

    After successes in Florida and South Carolina, master developer Minto is laying out plans to bring the beach lifestyle to the Lone Star State.

    By Oct. 15, 2021
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    In wake of Surfside disaster, Florida contractors create building safety task force

    Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida has appointed an advisory panel to look at multifamily safety issues and have a voice in upcoming legislative developments related to the June condo collapse.

    By Oct. 13, 2021
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    The top 10 home building companies of 2021

    Residential construction is booming. Here is where it's the hottest and which contractors are cashing in the most.

    By Oct. 11, 2021
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    Residents of luxury NYC condo sue developer

    The condominium board at 432 Park Avenue alleged that the developers didn’t consider the height of the residential tower when designing the building, creating a number of problems.

    By Oct. 5, 2021
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    Questionable design, construction practices likely contributed to Surfside condo collapse

    Multiple design- and building-related issues may have led to the deadly June collapse of Champlain Towers South in Florida, said an attorney-engineer.

    By Oct. 1, 2021
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    Shortages have created a 'traffic jam' in construction: Lennar

    A lack of labor and items, including vinyl siding and wood windows, are delaying production and creating "a game of whack-a-mole" for the industry.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Sept. 27, 2021
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    Contractors find new ways to cope with elevated lumber prices

    Although material price fluctuations have wreaked havoc on construction, labor has become the dominant source in driving costs, experts say.

    By Sept. 16, 2021
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    Mixed-use project near San Francisco stays on schedule with steel framing approach

    The pre-engineered system from Prescient helped the construction team cut costs and meet target deadlines on the Gateway at Millbrae Station project.

    By Sept. 2, 2021
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    Opinion

    Navigate cannabis legalization to avoid employment litigation

    Employers should understand and adapt to cannabis legalization at both the state and federal levels, according to two experts.

    By Karina Karassev and Kimberly Harding • Aug. 17, 2021
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    Multifamily developer expands to commercial projects

    Alliance Residential aims to tap into the growing demand for warehouses and distribution centers with its new launch.

    By Jeffrey Steele • July 19, 2021
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    AGC to Biden administration: Stop 'paying people not to work'

    Contractors are looking to the federal government for help with labor shortages and material price escalations and delays.

    By July 7, 2021
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    6 multifamily building failures and the changes they produced

    Past building disasters have led to enhanced codes and safety improvements for the construction of condos, hotels and other residential structures.

    By June 30, 2021
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    Engineer's report warned of structural damage prior to condo's collapse

    As rescuers continued to comb the rubble for survivors, there were clues to the partial collapse of the 40-year-old building, as a 2018 engineering report warned of "major structural damage" and an academic study found soil settling.

    By June 28, 2021
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    OSHA launches weekend jobsite inspections in Colorado

    Citing a rise in fatalities, the agency said the initiative targets a time period when oversight and safety on jobsites may be lax.

    By June 23, 2021
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    Q&A

    Multifamily builder JPI seeks partners as it looks to triple its apartment starts

    The Texas-based firm is shifting away from urban projects to garden-style units in the suburbs, according to senior vice president Katie Willis.

    By June 7, 2021
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    Why lumber prices are spiking

     An economist expects the labor part of the sawmill problem to start resolving itself later this year, but said prices will remain high into 2022.

    By Jen A. Miller • June 1, 2021
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    Home building costs soar due to government regulations, material price increases

    Regulations and codes add $93,870 to the cost of a new home, according to the National Association of Home Builders.

    By May 18, 2021
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    Milestone reached for 14-acre Jersey City mixed-use project

    The first phase of environmental remediation at the brownfield site has been completed, clearing the way for the two-tower Cove project.  

    By April 19, 2021
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    Penn's Landing highway cap project delayed 2 years

    Groundbreaking on the 4-acre park over Interstate 95 has been delayed by COVID-19 challenges, property rights issues and engineering complexities.

    By Updated July 23, 2021