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    The top 10 residential builders of 2022

    Dallas, Texas-based D.R. Horton remains at the top of the list for the 20th year in a row with 81,981 homes closed last year.

    By Mary Salmonsen • May 16, 2022
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    How a top national apartment builder deals with materials volatility

    Multifamily builder and developer NRP Group locks in orders on variable-rate agreements.

    By Leslie Shaver • May 11, 2022
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    Government backlogs delay apartment construction

    Although approvals are jammed up in zoning and planning offices, local governments like Phoenix are seeking new ways to provide services.

    By Leslie Shaver • April 25, 2022
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    Tech startup aims to reduce maintenance costs

    Bethesda, Maryland-based DwellWell claims to reduce annual maintenance costs by up to 25% for property owners.

    By April 20, 2022
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    Settlements, more suits at Surfside

    The families of victims and survivors of the Champlain Towers South collapse have filed more complaints against firms involved in construction next door.

    By Leslie Shaver • April 18, 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
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    New Girl Scout patch aims to introduce youngsters to careers in construction

    To earn "The House That She Built" patch, scouts will meet with women who constructed the Utah home featured in a children's book of the same name.

    By April 12, 2022
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    North American crane count increases 4.74%

    Rider Levett Bucknall's most recent crane index, an indicator for construction's economic health, made up for losses from last year.

    By Updated April 8, 2022
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    Deep Dive

    Why modular has not clicked in commercial construction

    Offsite building techniques should be a boon for the industry, but modular's market share in North America is under 6%. Why?

    By March 23, 2022
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    Utah's tallest high-rise project under construction

    The 372-unit Astra Tower, a luxury apartment building developed by Kensington Investment Co., is set to open in 2024.

    By Mary Salmonsen • March 18, 2022
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    Ukraine war 'likely to have multiple effects' on materials prices

    Inflation is casting shadows over how much the $1.2 trillion in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act can ultimately accomplish.

    By March 1, 2022
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    Construction training CEO urges industrywide changes to draw in new talent

    Contractors must focus on more than just compensation in order to attract and retain workers, according to a new study.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Feb. 15, 2022
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    10 of the largest multifamily starts to watch in 2022

    A surge in apartment demand met a record year for new unit starts in 2021, and experts say this trend will continue.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Feb. 2, 2022
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    2022 outlook

    Rents will skyrocket in these 10 markets this year

    The cost of leasing an apartment will rise across the country with the largest increases in Sun Belt states, according to industry analysts.

    By Leslie Shaver • Jan. 21, 2022
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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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    Balfour Beatty Communities pleads guilty, fined $65 million for defrauding U.S. military

    Company employees manipulated data related to maintenance and resident satisfaction in military housing to earn millions in undue bonus fees.

    By Leslie Shaver • Jan. 10, 2022
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    $500M 'pandemic-ready' Miami skyscraper gets financing

    After the COVID-19 outbreak began, developer Royal Palm Cos. added a host of technologies to stop the spread of germs.

    By Leslie Shaver • Jan. 4, 2022
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    UC Santa Barbara faces backlash on 'Dormzilla' project

    Despite a housing shortage, there has been fierce opposition to a proposed 11-story dormitory, which would house most students in windowless rooms.

    By Mary Salmonsen • Dec. 13, 2021
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    Deadline extended for holiday lights competition

    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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    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 Leslie Shaver • 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 Leslie Shaver • 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 Leslie Shaver • Oct. 15, 2021