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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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September 25, 2019

Tallest wood building in North America projected to get even taller

Despite the International Code Council and some U.S. jurisdictions incorporating tall wood structures into their building codes, some in the construction and design industries are still unsure about the safety of tall wood structures when it comes to fire.

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August 29, 2019

How to land a government construction contract

Each year, state and local governments spend more than $250 billion on the construction of roads, schools and other public infrastructure. 

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August 26, 2019

OSHA fines I-4 Ulitmate JV $15K for worker death

SHA fined SGL Constructors, a joint venture between Skanska USA, Granite Construction and The Lane Construction Corp., $15,150 in relation to a February jobsite death on the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project for the Florida DOT in Orlando.

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July 23, 2019

Populous unveils FC Cincinnati stadium design

In attempting to create an “iconic” structure for the city, Populous has included in the West End Stadium’s exterior design a 360-degree canopy roof that will cover all of the venue’s 26,000 seats

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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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