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By Jeff Wing
December 5, 2016
Dakota Pipeline Operator Publicly Vents at "Overt Political" Call to Reroute
Energy Transfer Partners has released a strongly worded letter in its response to the Army Corps of Engineers' refusal to issue a crucial easement that would allow the project to complete. This latest decision yet again halts construction on the Dakota Access pipeline while an alternative route is pursued. Native American and other interests opposed to the pipeline applauded the government's most recent stay on construction. Energy Transfer Partners says it will go forward as originally planned once the new administration takes office.
BIM Business Down Under Headed for the Cloud(s)
Australia, New Zealand, and India will grow the cloud-based Building Information Modeling (BIM) industry to a staggering $1.3B by 2024, according to a report issued by Transparency Market Research. Why those countries in particular? Forward-thinking government initiatives in those markets are aimed specifically at incentivizing adoption of the cost-cutting BIM model, according to the report.
Competitor-Teaming, Mainstreaming of Prefab Among Growing Trends
A respected construction industry watcher weighs in on what he sees as the most quickly-burgeoning trends in the sector, noting that it's all about widening those famously thin industry margins. Some of these are less intuitive than others, which is likely a good thing.
Top 10 Housing Markets for 2017: Go West, Young Builder
Realtor.com has rolled out it's closely-watched yearly market prediction, and it looks like the Western U.S. will be represent a huge growth area in residential construction, accounting for 11 of the top 25 urban U.S. markets. Affordability and the changing Millennial/Boomer dynamic have much to do with the tilt westward.
UK Opens Broad Investigation on Construction Worker Blacklisting
England's Information Commissioner has reopened an investigation into the widely rumored practice of construction worker blacklisting in the UK. A raid on a large, well-known contractor's office turned up records indicating industry-wide HR practices that consider a prospective worker's political views in the hiring process.
Dakota Access Pipeline
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