Category: Construction News

Construction’s COVID-19 record might be worse than you think

Academic studies and local health authorities find more outbreaks in construction than commonly thought. Conventional wisdom suggests construction has done relatively well combating the spread of COVID-19 on U.S. jobsites. While there have been outbreaks at high-profile projects such as Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas and as many as 13 San Francisco Bay Area jobsites, the industry as a [...]
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CHSRA releases 2020 sustainability report

The California High-Speed Rail Authority (CHSRA) has released its 2020 Sustainability Report: Building Resilience. The annual report details ongoing efforts to advance the nation’s largest and greenest infrastructure project and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in transportation. In the past year, the Authority has expanded efforts to deliver a system that maximizes benefits to underserved communities, protects natural resources […]

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Anaheim prepares for design-build of $80 to $100 million treatment plants to remove groundwater PFAS

The City of Anaheim is preparing for the the design-build delivery of multiple groundwater treatment plants, says Brown and Caldwell. The total construction budget for the groundwater treatment program will be $80 to $100 million, delivered in three phases, and three design-build projects, over five years. The environmental consultants say in a news release that they […]

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USC launches master’s program in Advanced Design and Construction Technology

The University of Southern California’s (USC) Viterbi School of Engineering has launched a new master’s program in Advanced Design and Construction Technology (ADCT). The multi-disciplinary program will focus on the built environment, pulling together experts in various engineering disciplines such as civil and environmental engineering, computer and data sciences, large-scale 3D printing and artificial intelligence, to develop […]

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Bay Area start-up introduces COVID-19 site check-in app

Construction firms striving to fully deploy workers while preventing the spread of COVID-19 now have a touchless, lower cost way to check-in to a construction site while protecting personal health data. Safe Site Check In, LLC says in a  statement that its “Safe Site Check In” app streamlines the job site check-in process for construction workers, […]

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