Drones, other contech poised for takeoff in NYC
Adoption of drone technology would greatly improve the speed and efficiency of conducting facade inspections, said a panelist at the 2023 New York Build Conference.
Defunct Katerra sues former CFO for bonus
The failed Softbank-backed startup is alleging its former CFO is obligated to pay back his signing and relocation bonuses amid intensifying scrutiny of executive compensation.
Construction starts rebound on manufacturing, housing strength
After a massive dropoff in January, new groundbreakings for factories and homes contributed to the bounceback, according to Dodge, but jitters remain.
Skanska USA hires first mass timber, prefab lead
Dean Lewis has 13 years of experience in mass timber roles on the West Coast.
Transit leaders worry about accessing new IIJA funds, other system concerns in Senate hearing
While the infrastructure act provided much-needed funds, concerns about smaller agencies’ ability to access them are very real, said one agency director.
WSP USA hires former Jacobs exec as rail business lead
Joseph Black’s 30 years of public and private transportation experience will inform his new role as senior VP for the rail operations and service planning team.
Tutor Perini had the most OSHA violations among contractors during the past decade
Agency officials cited the company more often than any construction contractor in its database over a 10-year period.
Labor Department seeks to diversify workforce on megaprojects
The new program will offer free assistance to certain federally funded projects to help them find diverse, local talent.
Solar developer to invest over $600M toward Ohio manufacturing plant
The 1.1 million-square-foot build will utilize 150 union jobs for construction, which will begin in April.
DOD taps 7 contractors for $2.5B in Navy projects
About 80% of work from this contract will be performed in Guam, per the Department of Defense, with the remainder in other areas of the Pacific and Indian oceans.