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5 steps to keep change orders from becoming disputes

Apr 19, 2024 (0) comment , , ,

Divergence from the original plans on construction projects is unavoidable. But that doesn’t have to lead to a dispute.   Disputes over change orders don’t have to end up in court.   Contractors often must balance the demands of owners, government agencies and general contractors, all while trying to make a profit. But the construction […]

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10 futuristic construction technologies

Apr 11, 2024 (0) comment , ,

It’s no secret that technology is revolutionising literally every aspect of modern day life. The construction industry, continually being updated and upgraded with the latest technology, is one such example of this. Technology in construction comes with devising innovative new ways of constructing and whilst the changing future of construction is largely unknown, there are […]

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California launches site to track $180B in infrastructure investment

Feb 23, 2024 (0) comment , ,

The map provides a broad overview of the work that is underway. California’s high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of many projects in the state’s new tracker. The image by NC3D is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Brief: California launched a new state website to track $180 billion in infrastructure […]

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ABC condemns independent contractor rule change

Feb 15, 2024 (0) comment , , ,

The Department of Labor will revert to a pre-Trump era rule for determining a workers’ employment status in March, to the chagrin of some contractor groups.   The exterior of the U.S. Department of Labor, which will implement an independent contractor rule change on March 11. Thinkstock via Getty Images   Brief: Starting March 11, […]

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3 Areas to Focus on in Early 2024 to Start the New Year Off Right

Jan 11, 2024 (0) comment , ,

All too often, business owners get so caught up in the day-to-day adrenaline of running their business that they forget to step back. There is great power to strategic planning. It is possible to grow at high speed after learning how to properly plan and strategize for the upcoming year. But getting started can be […]

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Top infrastructure stories of 2023

Jan 05, 2024 (0) comment

From airport expansions and dam removals to federal funding and legal wranglings, here are the articles that were most popular with our readers. Construction kicked off this fall on the Hudson River Tunnel portion of the $16 billion Gateway Program, one of the country’s most consequential infrastructure projects. It’s one of many that got a […]

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November 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

Dec 14, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Here is a round up of the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders. A Turner JE Dunn JV will provide preconstruction and construction services for the $1.2 billion Austin Convention Center project. Courtesy of Turner Construction   Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work […]

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US manufacturing boom unlocks ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for contractors

Dec 01, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

Here are ways construction firms can cash in on the country’s $500 billion onshoring surge and the ancillary projects it is spurring. A bulldozer prepares land earlier this year for an $11 billion Texas Instruments’ semiconductor plant in Lehi, Utah. Experts say that spending on manufacturing facilities will spill over to other project types as […]

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October 2023 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

Nov 16, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Here is a round up of the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders.   Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new work and future revenue. Here, we track the top project wins recently announced by the country’s biggest contractors, ranging from energy projects and airports […]

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The Terrifying True Story Of The Winchester Mystery House And The Tormented Heiress Who Built It

Oct 26, 2023 (0) comment , ,

Over the course of 40 years, Sarah Winchester had the so-called Winchester Mansion built in San Jose to her bizarre specifications — in order to appease the ghosts she thought were haunting her. Left, Winchester Mansion, photographed in 2017; Right, a still from Winchester.Left, by C Flanigan/WireImage; Right, by Ben King/CBS Films/Lionsgate. There was no […]

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