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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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    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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    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
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    Soaring material prices, supply chain delays spook owners and developers

    The rising cost of many materials and increased sourcing headaches have project owners rethinking their return to normalcy and threaten to derail construction's expected resurgence.

    By April 12, 2021
  • 10 homebuilding boomtowns

    As spring homebuying season revs up, these are the cities that will dominate the new home construction sector, according to

    By March 29, 2021
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    Retail, office, apartment sectors hit hard by pandemic

    Rental markets have seen large declines in operating income, as most office workers are staying home and lumber prices continue to rise, according to a real estate consultant.

    By March 22, 2021
  • AGC asks Biden for relief from soaring lumber prices

    The Associated General Contractors of America urged the president to craft a new lumber agreement with Canada and to call on domestic suppliers to ramp up production.  

    By Feb. 22, 2021
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    Commercial contractors tap into booming residential demand

    Some nonresidential firms have pivoted to homebuilding out of necessity. Others say the business is coming to them. 

    By Feb. 19, 2021
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    Report: The 15 metros where construction pros need to work overtime to afford a home

    A new analysis found that construction workers earning the median hourly wage need to bank large amounts of overtime to afford median-priced homes in cities like Boston, Seattle and Los Angeles.

    By Dec. 3, 2020
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    Modular Monitor: Beyond emergency medical projects, demand takes a hit

    Modular makers immediately stepped up when COVID-19 struck to fill rapid response and emergency demand, but long-term prospects aren't as clear.

    By Aug. 3, 2020
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    NYC construction inspectors issue 41 coronavirus-related stop work orders

    New York City inspectors are "out in force," following up on thousands of calls from workers and the public about potential problem sites and issuing work stoppages and fines, a city official said.

    By July 16, 2020
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    Readers Respond: Face coverings are necessary but not always comfortable

    In response to last week's survey, Construction Dive readers weigh in on the pros and cons of wearing face masks on the jobsite.

    By June 18, 2020
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    The top 10 residential construction companies for 2020

    Find out which firms, ranked by 2019 closings, topped the list of the biggest homebuilders in the U.S. 

    By June 10, 2020
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    Coronavirus fallout could increase multifamily construction demand in suburbs

    The pandemic has amplified a demographic shift that could affect demand for apartments and condos, according to analysts and construction officials. 

    By June 5, 2020
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    Luminary of the Year: Mittie Cannon, Power Up

    Her grassroots workforce development program aimed at helping empower young women to step into roles that will solve the construction industry's labor shortage has grown to five states and Guam.

    By Dec. 9, 2019
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    Chicago building owners, managers sue city over fair work week law

    The Building Owners and Managers Association says the law, set to go into effect in July, would give too much power to unions.

    By Nov. 12, 2019