Sustainability

    A Narrow, Novel Solution for the Nation’s Housing Shortage

    That the United States faces an acute housing shortage should come as no surprise. Eviction moratoria, increased unemployment benefits, and other measures spared many owners and renters from losing their homes at the height of the economic crisis brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Fully one third of renters used some kind of government assistance to pay the landlord, according to a recent article in The New York Times. Unfortunately, lower-income families are still vulnerable, particularly with benefits coming to… Read More »A Narrow, Novel Solution for the Nation’s Housing Shortage

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      Is Technology Reducing Construction Risks? | Construction Podcast

      Listen to Dodge’s Ben Johnson and Donna Laquidara-Carr discuss the emerging technologies shaping risk management in construction. Below is a transcript of this construction podcast. Ben Johnson:Hello and welcome to this episode of a podcast that builds. I’m your host Ben Johnson, and on today’s show we’ll be discussing the use of technology to help manage construction risks. The data we’ll be using in today’s show came from a new SmartMarket Insight called Using Technology to Improve Risk Management in… Read More »Is Technology Reducing Construction Risks? | Construction Podcast

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        Benefits of BIM and Prevention Through Design: Improved Construction Site Safety | Construction Podcast

        Listen to “A Podcast That Builds” host Ben Johnson and Dodge’s Donna Laquidara-Carr discuss the benefits of BIM in the construction industry, including how it can improve construction site safety. Also learn how prevention through design could transform the industry’s approach to construction site safety. Below is a transcript of this construction podcast. Ben Johnson:Hello and welcome to “A Podcast That Builds”, construction industry experts keeping you in the know with news, trends and analysis that will shape the future… Read More »Benefits of BIM and Prevention Through Design: Improved Construction Site Safety | Construction Podcast

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          The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 1

          The Civil Quarterly (TCQ) features original research collected quarterly from civil contractors and engineers. The research provides a snapshot of the current business health of contractors operating in the dynamic civil sector, and each issue also offers insights into some of the many trends that are transforming the sector through research, interviews and feature articles. This quarter’s issue features: The latest on civil contractors’ business conditions, including their confidence in the market and workforce challenges. Data on how prepared contractors… Read More »The Civil Quarterly 2021 Issue 1

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            Can Civil Construction Benefit from Using Remote Inspection Technology?

            Written on March 11, 2021 While use of remote inspection technology is still emerging in civil construction, studies show it delivers considerable value. One such study, conducted by the University of Kentucky Transportation Center with the Ken­tucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), tracked three e-construction technologies to collect data normally gathered by inspectors—e-ticketing, paver mounted thermal profilers and intelligent compaction. The outcome: e-ticketing delivered immediate benefits and, with improvements, the other two technologies can provide value to the inspection process. About the… Read More »Can Civil Construction Benefit from Using Remote Inspection Technology?

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              Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes 2020 – A Survey

              Since 2006, Dodge Data & Analytics and the National Association of Home Builders have teamed up to survey home builders about their level of green building activity. This new SmartMarket Brief, fourth in this series of studies, reveals the depth and breadth of the green building and sustainable development market for single family and multifamily homes. The report features: Green market building activity, including the top reasons why builders currently engage in green projects Data on marketing activity, including how… Read More »Green Single Family and Multifamily Homes 2020 – A Survey

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