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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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    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 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
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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 Leslie Shaver • 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 Leslie Shaver • 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