The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From ENR’s top projects of the year to what the CDC has just said about neck gaiters, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
ENR Announces its Top Finalists for Project of the Year
After an exhaustive search with over 900 entries, ENR has revealed the top three finalists for its annual Project of the Year award. Projects were judged based on their impact on the community, improving construction industry practices, innovation, safety, and workmanship. Click here to find out who made the final cut.
How Property and Construction Group Henry Boot Made 2020 Count
It’s safe to say last year shook things up for most construction firms, however, for Henry Boot, the year’s end turned out to be better than expected. The UK-based company was able to finish off 2020 ahead of the board’s revised expectations by quickly adjusting to the unprecedented challenges brought on by the pandemic. Here’s how the company’s residency made all the difference.
$10B Proposal on the Table to Rebuild NYC’s Port Authority from the Ground Up
Earlier this month, operators of one of NYC’s most frequented bus stations announced that they had settled on a final proposal for transforming Port Authority into a 21st-century transit hub. Plans to update the station have been in the works for the past 7 years and now they may finally be coming to fruition. Although the $10 billion proposal still has to get through environmental reviews before it can compete for any federal funding, this news is a hopeful step in the right direction.
How Blockchain Can Drive Better Construction
According to Srinath Perera, a professor from Western Sydney University’s Centre for Smart Modern Construction, blockchain might just be the missing link to modernizing Australia’s construction industry. Although blockchain technology has been around for some time now, it’s been slow to catch on in construction. However, when the sector is ready to embrace blockchain fully, Perera is confident that construction will see a significant decrease in costs and schedule delays.
CDC Updates Stance on Neck Gaiters
A few months ago, we told you about a report from Florida Atlantic University that looked into which face covering is most effective at preventing the spread of coronavirus. While it’s still true that thicker materials are likely to be safer, the CDC has now come out and stated that neck gaiters can be an effective form of control, especially when worn in a double layer.
10 Canadian Construction Industry Trends to Keep an Eye On
Composed by Mary Van Buren, the president of the Canadian Construction Association, here’s On-Site Magazine’s list of expectations and the top issues it’s tracking heading into 2021. Ranging from infrastructure funding to the labor shortage, this will be a report you’re going to want to keep bookmarked as we move into the new year.
Nominate the WIC Leader in Your Life
If you have an extra moment, take a moment to nominate a colleague or even yourself to be considered for this year’s Construction Dive coverage of women role models working in the construction industry. Winners will receive a mention in the Construction Dive newsletter and on its website during Women in Construction Week taking place the second week of March.
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