Cleveland Library Names MLK Branch Design Semi-Finalists
The Cleveland Public Library is one step closer to selecting a team to design its new branch, Steven Litt of The Plain Dealer reports.
The Cleveland Public Library has whittled the number of teams competing to design its new $10 million Martin Luther King Jr. Branch in University Circle from 31 entrants...
3D Printing Around the World
Eva Zimmerman of New Atlas reports on 3D printing projects from around the world:
Three-dimensional printing is one of the most talked-about technologies of this decade. Some consider it the beginning of the third industrial revolution, while others point out the constraints of the technique. Is 3D printing changing our architecture, and...
Nonresidential Construction on the Rise
Office and industrial construction is forecasted to rise in 2018 and 2019, Kim Slowey of Construction Dive reports.
Office construction (+4.6%) should be the standout in 2018, while industrial (+5.2%) and education-related projects (+4.9%) will be 2019's top performers."
Iron Workers Establish Groundbreaking Maternity Leave Program
The International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and Reinforcing Iron Workers (IW) Union has established a new maternity leave policy for its members, Aileen Cho of Engineering News-Record reports.
The Iron Workers (IW) is on top in establishing a paid maternity leave program for ironworker women. At its...
Study: Prevailing Wage Repeal Fails to Deliver
With all of the news in the last few years about the repeal of state prevailing wage laws, you would think the policy behind such efforts was based upon a solid case that doing so improves a state's economy. In fact, just the opposite is true.
This ConstructionDive.com article discusses a recent study showing that the State of...
Draft of Trump's Infrastructure Plan Leaked
A draft of President Trump's infrastructure plan was recently leaked, Mallory Shelbourne of The Hill reports.
A document obtained by The Hill reveals the details of a plan to revitalize America’s roads, bridges and transit systems by pushing for improvements to water infrastructure, transportation, land revitalization and...
The Future of Healthcare Real Estate
Over the next 10 years, healthcare real estate will go through several noteworthy changes. Lara O'Keefe of Bisnow explains:
As technology transforms the healthcare industry, it is altering the real estate needs of providers."
Drug Testing: 90 Contractors Register in 1st Wave
Ninety contractors registered their Designated Representatives in the first wave of contractor registrations.
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Under changes recently made to the industry-wide Construction Industry Substance Abuse Program (CISAP), contractor DRs must register with CISAP in order to (1) receive...
Most Construction Firms Predict They Will Continue Adding Jobs in 2018 Amid Strong Demand
AGC reports that construction employers added 30,000 jobs in December and 210,000 in 2017 overall. Most firms are predicting more growth in the future, as well:
Most construction firms plan to add workers during 2018 as demand for all types of construction continues to expand. The biggest challenge they face will be finding qualified...