After Decades of Pushing Bachelor’s Degrees, U.S. Needs More Tradespeople
By Matt Krupnick, The Hechinger Report
At a steel factory dwarfed by the adjacent Auto Club Speedway, Fernando Esparza is working toward his next promotion.
Esparza is a 46-year-old mechanic for Evolution Fresh, a subsidiary of Starbucks that makes juices and smoothies. He’s taking a class in industrial computing taught...
Contract Risk for Escalation Costs
By Andrew J. Natale & Aaron S. Evenchik, Construction Law Insights Blog of Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP.
Steel and other construction material tariffs necessitate careful evaluation and allocation of project cost and schedule risks. For example, when steel costs increased suddenly based solely on presidential...
Developer Sees Future For Less-Dense Multifamily Projects Built Using Next-Gen Construction Methods
By Kerri Panchuk, BisNow Dallas
The phrase “we need more affordable housing” has turned into a cliche across the U.S. as apartment rents continue to escalate. DFW-based multifamily developer JPI is no stranger to the need for more affordable apartments, but the firm's executive leadership said the solution...
San Diego Airport Officials vote to use PLA on $3B Airport Project
By Kim Slowey, Construction Dive
Board members of the San Diego County (California) Regional Airport Authority have voted to require that the design-build contractor chosen to lead the $3 billion redevelopment of San Diego International Airport must enter into project labor agreements with local unions.
2019 ODOT District 12 Construction Program
From the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)
The 2019 construction season is officially under way in District 12 of the Ohio Department of Transportation. This year, the distract has 29 new construction projects worth approximately $100 million across District 12’s three-county region, which includes Cuyahoga, Geauga...
How Builders can Navigate Sudden Price Shifts
Credit for this article goes to Mary Salmonsen, Builders.
Out of all the factors that affect the sales price of a new home, materials price changes had the biggest impact in 2018, according to Tony Callahan, president and CEO of Kennesaw, Ga.–based Callahan Consulting Group.
“It would be easier to list the products...
Leaders are key to Building a Culture that Motivates, Innovates
Article by Construction Dive's ,Kathleen Brown, Associate Editor
Only one-third of workers like their jobs, according to Gallup research cited in the presentation, while 51% are disengaged at work and 16% are actively disengaged. That’s a considerable pool of workers who may be exerting a drag on corporate culture, said...
A Celebration of Northeast Ohio’s Construction Excellence
By Bob Sandrick, Crain's
More than 400 builders, craftsmen and apprentices attended the inaugural Building Excellence and Craftsmanship Awards to celebrate the construction industry and its role in Northeast Ohio.
Tim Linville, CEO of the Construction Employers Association, said the awards, held March 28 at Windows on...
Chicago to Receive New Building Code
By Rebecca Holland, Architectural Digest
The Chicago Department of Buildings announced last week that the city will update the Chicago Building Code for the first time in 70 years. The new code is meant to bring the city’s construction requirements up to national standards, while reducing barriers to cost-effective construction...
Cleveland Cuts School Construction Plans From 13 More Schools to 8 or Fewer
By Patrick O'Donnell, The Plain Dealer
The Cleveland school district is about to seek public input on how to cut its original plans to build 13 new schools in the next few years down to eight or fewer.
Voters in 2014 passed a $200 million bond issue to build or renovate at least 20 schools in the city and...