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Big Spender Non-building Projects Prop Up 2% Drop in Dodge Index 2021 Construction Numbers

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  Once again the push to green tech is playing a role in 2021 construction trends, as the stagnant building sector is still recovering from Covid 19 supply overhangs. But there’s still some good civil construction news for the remainder of 2021.  National construction numbers overall logged a 2% drop…
tunnel construction upgrades
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Tunneling Projects 2021: 50-Year Upgrades and New Tunnel Spending

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  With the latest 1.9 trillion dollar Covid 19 relief spending bill now heading to the White House for approval, tunnel project spending has become quite the political football. House speaker Nancy Pelosi’s pet subway project in her California home district, ridiculed by opponents as “Pelosi’s tunnel of love”, lost…
Concrete and Precast Concrete Technology
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Concrete Technology 2021: Greener Every Year and 35% Stronger

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  The term “green concrete”, not so many decades ago, used to describe the condition of freshly poured ready mix concrete in construction projects or precast concrete products that required more curing time to achieve its full average 3,000 psi strength. The term “green” as applied to concrete was all…
TBM Tunnel Boring Machine
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Tunnel Construction Rocks with Boring Machines

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  Tunnel construction is a complex engineering task due to the difficulties and logistics involved in boring and digging over extended distances underground. However, thanks to advances in equipment technology, complex tunneling construction projects are accomplished throughout the world. The tunnel boring machine (TBM) has made the engineering and construction…
Construction manager reviewing 2021 forecast
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The Financial Impact of COVID-19 on Construction’s 2020 and 2021 Forecasts

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  McKinsey suggests that the COVID-19 crisis will reshape the construction industry, radically shift supply and value chains, and create the blueprint for the industry moving forward. While all of these are certainly true, COVID-19 isn’t simply a “disrupter.” It’s a tangible threat to the industry’s bottom-line. How is COVID-19…
sustainability in construction
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Improving Sustainability Must be Top-of-Mind in Construction

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  “Integrating the pre-COVID-19 [sustainability] agenda into the post-COVID-19 action plan.” — Alexandre L’Heureux, President of WSP Global Despite the ongoing pandemic, sustainability is still the driving trend in construction. The post-crisis resiliency of construction firms is tightly hinged to how they handle sustainability going forward. According to McKinsey, the…

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