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    Michigan is no longer a ‘right-to-work’ state

    The repeal, which took effect Tuesday, is the first such reversal since states began implementing laws that prohibit union security agreements in the 1940s.

    By Emilie Shumway • Feb. 15, 2024
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    New Releases

    New construction technology releases: January 2024

    New apps for the new year include an AI program that answers project questions, a 360-degree camera for building models and a tool that automates procurement quotes.

    By Shelley D. Hutchins, LEED-AP • Jan. 3, 2024
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    This year’s top tech stories

    From ChatGPT to robots and contech funding, here are the topics that were most popular with our readers.

    By Dec. 20, 2023
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    Contech startups swim in cash as established firms face pressure

    While venture funding in the industry eclipsed record numbers this year, tech stalwarts are running into customer growth and adoption issues.

    By Dec. 6, 2023
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    Megaprojects drive up demand for steel

    Chip factories, battery plants and data centers require more steel than typical commercial construction, according to a new report.

    By Dec. 5, 2023
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    Leveraging mobile organization to improve your construction business

    Establishing a system of organization in work vans maximizes efficiency and maintains a safe working environment for employees. 

    Nov. 13, 2023
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    8 tech tools to find, hire construction workers

    From well-known names to emerging sites, there are a lot of online options to help contractors make the perfect hire.

    By Nov. 8, 2023
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    Microsoft-backed study shows AI investments producing returns

    For every $1 companies invest in AI, they are realizing an average of $3.50 in return, the report says.

    By Alexei Alexis • Nov. 8, 2023
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    Startup competition announces 8 finalists

    The companies, which offer solutions ranging from underground utility detection to autonomous layout systems, will compete for the top prize in Cemex's annual tech contest.

    By Nov. 1, 2023
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    5 new robots contractors should know

    From a humanoid bot that tosses bags to a bricklaying truck, these emerging machines may lighten your workload.

    By Oct. 25, 2023
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    9 tips to get started with low-carbon concrete

    The material is growing in popularity, but many contractors haven’t used it yet. Experts at Greenbuild offered some practical advice on how to get started.

    By Oct. 23, 2023
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    Simpson Manufacturing hit by cyberattack

    The owner of construction fasteners supplier Simpson Strong-Tie revealed the incident in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing on Oct. 11.

    By Oct. 12, 2023
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    New construction technology releases: Fall 2023

    New automated and AI-driven software solutions offer advanced mapping, management, reporting and real-time data collection tools.

    By Shelley D. Hutchins, LEED-AP • Oct. 11, 2023
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    2024’s top construction events

    It’s time to plan for the year ahead. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for 2024.

    By Updated Jan. 12, 2024
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    7 products for GCs, subs from Greenbuild

    ESG software, a waste-battling robot and a building code library were among the wares on display at the largest green building conference in the world.

    By Oct. 6, 2023
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    Why preconstruction has stolen the project spotlight

    Construction Dive rounds up its series on the challenges and opportunities of a strong preconstruction approach. 

    By Chris Wood • Sept. 14, 2023
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    Economic Reports

    Turner’s cost index continues to rise

    Though improving supply chains have helped ease the pace of increases, labor rates pressure contractors.

    By July 31, 2023
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    Readers Respond: How contractors deal with sticker shock

    Respondents to a recent Construction Dive survey said they are combating the high price of building materials with a variety of tactics.

    By July 14, 2023
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    GSA program to test 20 emerging technologies

    $30 million in funding will focus on a range of areas, including energy efficient and low-carbon products.

    By July 7, 2023
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    Friday Feedback: Which materials are most expensive?

    As prices remain above pre-COVID levels, Construction Dive wants to know how your firm is coping.

    By July 7, 2023
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    Equipment makers roll out autonomous machinery at ConExpo

    Teleo, Honda and Volvo are among the manufacturers offering new partnerships and updated products.

    By March 15, 2023
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    New construction technology releases: February 2023

    PlanHub, Trimble and others have recently released new products and updates to keep construction projects running on time and on budget.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    T-SLAB® puts Tindall at the head of the class

    When WCU needed three multi-story dormitories, Tindall used T-SLAB® to bring the structures to life. 

    Feb. 13, 2023
  • U.S. President Joe Biden delivers his State of the Union address during a joint meeting of Congress in the House Chamber of the U.S. Capitol on February 07, 2023 in Washington, DC.
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    Biden details ‘Buy America’ plan in State of the Union

    The president listed some of the types of materials and federally funded projects that would fall under his standard.

    By , Feb. 8, 2023
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    How MAPP, LLC gained total jobsite visibility on the final installment of the National WWII Museum

    Construction cameras are helping project managers, GCs and owners gain real-time visibility across all of their jobsites from the convenience of their phones or tablet.

    Jan. 9, 2023