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    Procore to expand into fintech services, CEO says

    The company’s new system would purchase materials for subcontractors, securing payment against the property itself using lien rights.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Katerra factory buyer acquires Pennsylvania modular facility, targets multifamily construction

    Volumetric Building’s new factory will create prefab units for construction projects in major markets in the northeast, such as Philadelphia, New York City and Washington, D.C.

    By Aug. 10, 2022
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    Construction Technology

    The construction industry is relying on tech solutions now more than ever, as it faces a skilled labor crisis and global pandemic.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    PCL Construction’s solar division has its eye on the sky

    The company’s solar work is thriving, and an executive said it will be a large part of its strategy going forward.

    By Aug. 5, 2022
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    Amazon slows network expansion in response to cooling customer demand

    The e-commerce giant estimates 40% of its capital investments this year will go toward warehouses and transportation capacity, down from 55% in 2021.

    By Max Garland • Aug. 4, 2022
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    Code updates, sustainability spur mass timber’s US adoption

    Nordic Structures’ David Croteau said demand for CLT is growing as companies like Google, Microsoft and Facebook seek to reduce their carbon footprints.

    By Aug. 3, 2022
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    CHIPS Act passes House, secures $52B for semiconductor industry

    Several massive manufacturing-related construction projects are depending on the act in order to move forward.

    By , July 28, 2022
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    Tech giants plan to spend billions to construct new plants, data centers

    Clients like Samsung, Panasonic and Google eye massive U.S. projects in coming years.

    July 27, 2022
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    Cemex Ventures invests in 3D-printing tech for building

    3D-printing firm Cobod said its proprietary mix can adapt normal cement to the specifications needed to print buildings.

    By July 27, 2022
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    DOE awards $39M for tech that would enable buildings to store carbon

    The funding for 18 projects is part of the Energy Department’s push to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Procore, Amazon Web Services partner on digital twin technology

    The integration and data sharing deal will allow users to upload real-time data to the Procore management hub.

    By July 20, 2022
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    Relax. Construction Simulator video game takes the stress out of building, CEO says.

    Weltenbauer, the game’s developer, brought on actual construction workers as consultants on the project.

    By July 18, 2022
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    So much data, so little visibility: addressing project management challenges

    Solving project management challenges is easier than you realize. Your data visibility is the key.

    July 18, 2022
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    Modular firm Nexii announces $35M funding, raises valuation to over $1.5B

    The Canadian building systems manufacturer’s latest funding round accelerates production of the firm's sustainable construction solutions.

    By July 14, 2022
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    What contractors need to know about IIJA's construction tech carve-outs

    Two programs funnel federal dollars to advance the use of technology in construction, but there are key differences, experts said.

    By July 13, 2022
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    Heavy construction equipment gets a jolt

    Industry leader Bobcat will release heavy electric machinery in the coming months.

    By Jen Miller • July 11, 2022
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    Anatomy of a modern data stack and 4 key benefits it creates

    Construction firms that know how to harness their data are increasingly at a competitive advantage in today's complex world — and the latest research emphasizes just how much of an advantage. 

    July 11, 2022
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    Virginia Tech's Innovation Campus takes shape near Washington, DC

    A team led by Whiting-Turner has pumped nearly 42 million gallons of water from the school’s Alexandria, Virginia, project site since construction started.

    By July 6, 2022
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    The future of BIM, standards and certifications

    BIM is increasingly becoming important on jobsites, and it will only become more necessary, says one expert.

    By Frank Weiss • July 6, 2022
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    Financial management course gives pros the tools they need to run a business

    The free program helps contractors learn how to manage transactions and cash flow and track company performance.

    By July 5, 2022
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    General Motors aims to make EV charging accessible to apartment residents

    Working with cities, states and local GM dealers, the automaker wants to solve the challenge of charging access for those who live in multifamily dwellings, the automaker’s EV charging analyst explains.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 29, 2022
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    Chip manufacturers press for federal funding as bill flails in Congress

    Intel delayed the groundbreaking ceremony on its Ohio facility, pointing to legislative inaction on the $52 billion CHIPS Act. 

    By June 29, 2022
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    Amazon unveils first fully autonomous mobile robot

    The e-commerce giant aims to automate the handling of heavy, package-carrying carts with its Proteus robot, allowing employees to focus on other tasks.

    By Max Garland • June 29, 2022
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    Tech skill proficiency dropped 'significantly' in 2021, report says

    High demand and a lack of hard skills have contributed to talent shortages, particularly in the tech space, since well before the pandemic.

    By Kathryn Moody • June 22, 2022
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    Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

    The battery-powered tech solution eliminates the need for a hardwired power source and wired panels.

    By June 22, 2022
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    Samsung picks builder for $17B chip plant in Taylor, Texas

    Mississippi-based Yates Construction will serve as general contractor for the Austin-area semiconductor factory project.

    By June 22, 2022