The latest construction news from around the globe…
Catch up on what’s going on in construction this week. From a look at construction activity in the month of May across all states to a new $1B public transportation project in Brisbane, Australia, we’ve got you covered on all the industry news from around the world.
Q&A with Joe Piro, VP of Supply Chain for Gilbane Building, on the Future of Construction
Construction Dive sat down with Joe Piro of Providence, Rhode Island-based Gilbane Building to get his take on where the construction supply chain stands today. As VP of Supply Chain management to the 10th largest contractor in the country, Piro offers a unique perspective on the future of lead times and prices for common construction materials.
Procore Releases 2020 Customer ROI Report
Earlier this week, construction software company Procore Technologies released its annual return on investment report to the public. Overall, Procore customers saw improved efficiencies, reduced risks, and protected profits. Check out the full report here.
$1 Billion Brisbane Metro Contract Awarded
Selected by the Brisbane City Council, contractors ACCIONA and Arup are officially teaming up to take on a major part of the new Brisbane Metro. The project will hopefully give Australian construction a much-needed boost and is expected to create over 2,500 jobs across the region.
Top 20 Skyscrapers Under Construction in 2020
Although the pandemic has taken a toll on the global construction sector, economies are beginning to reopen. With activity on the rebound, major projects from around the world are starting to resume. Here are 20 of the tallest skyscrapers currently under construction.
Where McKinsey Sees Construction Heading
Influential business consultant McKinsey & Company released research earlier this month outlining the effects of COVID-19 on the industry. Construction will likely shift in nine main ways that encompass sustainability requirements, cost pressure, skills scarcity, new materials, industrial approaches, digitalization, and a new breed of player. Read the full report here.
Masks on the Jobsite
Check out the results of this Construction Dive survey regarding mask-wearing while working construction. Overall, most respondents find masks necessary but tedious to work with due to their susceptibility to fog and dust.
Why Australian Construction Must Bring Women to the Table
Despite the fact that the number of women in construction has increased in the past few years, the industry still has a long way to go. Find out what Sara Cecchi, business improvement manager at commercial fitout company Shape Australia, has to say about how the industry can improve its inclusion and diversity standards.
Dallas Construction Activity Recovering From COVID-19
According to data gathered by Procore, Dallas construction is beginning to rebound after seeing a swift downturn over the past three months. Procore’s activity index report also shows an increase in construction in states such as Georgia, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Get a deeper dive into the nation’s construction activity here.
What Are Employee Assistance Programs and How Do They Help?
One resource that employees may find extremely useful during these times of uncertainty is an Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP’s can help to support employees and managers, enhance a positive work-life balance, and reduce any unnecessary distractions for the company overall.
Construction Junkie’s Ultimate Father’s Day Gift Guide
If you have an extra moment, check out this list of gift ideas from Construction Bussiness Owner for the father in your life.