Jennifer Goodman

Enbridge has to pay $ 3.3 million for construction errors in the replacement project for Line 3

Diving letter: The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has Enbridge Energy Partners to pay 3.32 million $ 2.9 billion line 3 Oil pipeline replacement project earlier this year. Enbridge began work on the Clearbrook, Minnesota site earlier this year, but did not adhere to the blueprints it submitted to the department a statement by DNR …

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After backlash, Sherwin-Williams adds contractors to the $ 600 million Cleveland project

Diving letter: Following complaints from community activists about the lack of diversity in its $ 600 million headquarters project, Sherwin-Williams added five companies owned by either ethnic minorities or women. The building material frieze announced on Wednesday the companies hired for Building Our Future, which includes a 1,000,000-square-foot global headquarters in downtown Cleveland and a …

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Clark Launches Small Business Inclusion Program

Diving letter: The Clark Construction Group has launched a small business initiative to expand opportunities for disadvantaged construction companies, including on projects that do not require inclusion goals. The SDBE15 program aims to encourage the participation of small, disadvantaged, minority and women-run businesses in Clark’s construction projects across the country. according to the press release. …

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Construction Executive helps other women find their way to careers in the industry

This article is one in a series of conversations with female construction executives. Click here for past conversations. Kelley Cowan joined XL Construction in 2010 as a Preconstruction Manager, focusing on projects in the education sector. Since then, her work list has spanned everything from advanced technology to advertising to education. Notable projects include Bayer …

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The delta variant slows down the recovery of construction activity “significantly”, says the economist

Diving letter: According to a data analysis by Associated Builders and Contractors published by the U.S. Census Bureau on September 1, national construction spending on non-residential buildings rose 0.1% in July, down 4.2% year over year. While the data suggests commercial construction spending was virtually unchanged in July, the numbers are “significantly worse than they …

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Protection of workers in civil workplaces

The $ 1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, which goes through Congress, will bring massive investment in rebuilding crumbling highways and bridges, among other things. With road construction projects expected to increase, many construction workers will be in moving traffic jobs, and therefore their safety will be a top priority. This is where Construction Dive has a …

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Construction-oriented non-profit organization reacts to the earthquake in Haiti

The 7.2 magnitude earthquake that struck Haiti on August 14 left much of the infrastructure on the country’s southern peninsula. A Beverly, Massachusetts-based nonprofit with ties to a major U.S. contractor wants to help rebuild. Build Health International has designed, built, and serviced high quality healthcare infrastructures around the world for more than a decade. …

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Lendlease CEO says the COVID-19 challenges will last until 2022

Diving letter: In a conference call on Monday, Tony Lombardo, CEO of Lendlease Global, said the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on the Australian company’s markets and projects and that the effects will be felt by 2022. Construction activity has been hampered by delays in new projects, site closings and lower productivity, Lombardo …

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Study finds high levels of perceived discrimination in the construction industry

Diving letter: New research quantifies the level of discrimination black people and women workers experience in the commercial and housing sectors. 72% of black or African American respondents and 66% of women respondents to a National Institute of Building Sciences survey said they had experienced discrimination or prejudice at work. People from other non-white groups …

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