The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From the top ways to retain talent to using innovative technology to mitigate climate change, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
How to Retain Your Employees
As we head into 2020, finding effective ways to overcome the labor shortage should be one of your top business priorities for the new year. Check out this article from Construction Business Owner on five of the best strategies for finding and retaining talented employees.
Implementing Design-Build Into NYC
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new bill into law that authorizes NYC agencies to use the design-build delivery method for certain projects. According to Construction Dive, the law takes effect immediately and requires that each agency submit an annual report.
Willis Tower Certified Largest U.S. LEED Platinum
Building Chicago-based Willis Tower has officially become the largest building in the United States to earn LEED Platinum certification. The tower is currently undergoing a $500 million renovation led by Rivion, a Wisconsin-based energy consulting firm.
The Best Construction Projects of 2019
Check out this list of the top construction projects of the year from Construction Junkie. Coming in at number one is Madison Square Garden’s 366′ Tall Spherical Event Space in Las Vegas. Click here to find out what other projects topped the list.
Using Tech to Mitigate Climate Change
A new computer software service, Stormwater, is transforming the way researchers and developers understand dynamic rainfall-runoff. As the threat of climate change-related damage continues to worsen, data collection and tech advancement like Stormwater is becoming increasingly crucial.
Coming Together to Create Innovative Projects
A recent university has found that the traditional top-down planning practice does not always solve problems on the jobsite. Instead, the study demonstrates that an adaptive collaborative approach might just be the way of the future. Click here to learn more.
Seven Trends in Smart City Building
Take a look at this list of the top trends in smart city building. Over the next year, we can expect to see building electrification, stronger data privacy, and car-free zones.
Making Our Roads Safer with Automated Technology
Road work is one of the most dangerous types of construction as reckless drivers and illegal speeding can lead to dangerous accidents. Luckily, new technology is working to minimize the risk of work zone fatalities and injuries. Read more here.
Modular Homes Come to Victoria Park
Two new offsite constructed homes have officially been installed in London neighborhood, Victoria Park. Led by offsite manufacturer ilke Homes and design company St. Modwen Homes, the project boasts two incredible three-story, four-bedroom homes. Photo courtesy of pbctoday.
Bob the Builder Comes to Life
If you have an extra moment, check out this op-ed about a woman whose dad is a real life Bob the Builder. As a contractor with over 40 years of experience, this father’s story is a must-read.