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June 26, 2019

How (and why) recruiters screw their clients.

It all started after selling my technology staffing company in 2016. I took a huge step back to reflect on my work over the past ten years. The recruiting industry, although a tough business, has been very good to me. At the same time, there were a lot of things that didn’t make a lot of sense to me.

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July 8, 2019

WSJ: Investors are pumping billions into construction technology

Investors are eager to sink money into construction technology, which could finally push the industry into investing time and other resources into automation, according to The Wall Street Journal.

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June 24, 2019

Investor urges AECOM to sell construction unit

AECOM announced last week that it was going to spin off its management services unit into a standalone company, which Starboard cited as an opportunity for it to suggest other changes. 

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June 18, 2019

Material suppliers sued in US over deadly London building fire

Survivors of 2017’s Grenfell Tower fire in London, along with the families of the 71 victims who died in the blaze, have sued material and product suppliers in a U.S. state court in Philadelphia, the Associated Press reported, alleging that their products helped spread the fire. 

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June 10, 2019

Man defrauds feds $346M through sham construction firms

The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Missouri announced June 3 that a Kansas contractor has pleaded guilty to defrauding the federal government by bidding on and accepting payment for construction contracts set aside for small businesses and for service-disabled veterans and minorities.

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June 5, 2019

NYC awards AECOM-Hill JV contract to manage $8.7B Rikers replacement

The New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has awarded the joint venture of AECOM and Hill International a $107 million contract to manage the construction of four new New York City jails that will replace the soon-to-be-shuttered Rikers Island detention facility.

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June 4, 2019

Contractor picked for $1.6B part of Florida DOT work Astaldi defaulted on

The FDOT has not yet announced whether the surety companies with bonds on Section 7A of the $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway in Seminole County and the widening of the Beachline in Orange County have selected new contractors to take over.

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June 3, 2019

Las Vegas Stadium Co. official outlines key project challenges

Even though the $1.8 billion NFL stadium that will one day be home to the Las Vegas Raiders has stayed on budget and on schedule, the challenge of navigating the issues that accompany such a large project has kept Las Vegas Stadium Co.

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May 28, 2019

How to increase productivity without increasing headcount

The construction industry has the potential to boost its value by an impressive $1.6 trillion, but companies also face mounting pressures to stay competitive while keeping tight control of rising costs.

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