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    Brazilian mayor Jaime Lerner, pioneer of socially conscious planning and transportation, dies at 83.

    It was seemingly the least likely place to enact progressive planning policies: a mid-sized regional capital in Brazil. Yet Mayor Jaime Lerner did precisely that in Curitiba, a landlocked city of 3 million, located a six-hour drive southwest of São Paulo. Lerner, who died on May 27 at the age of 83, according to the Wall Street Journal, trained as an architect and worked as Curitiba’s first planning director before getting elected as mayor in 1971. He held that position… Read More »Brazilian mayor Jaime Lerner, pioneer of socially conscious planning and transportation, dies at 83.

      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

        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

          U.S. Map of Active Public Bidding Opportunities During Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of June 2nd

          Written by Dodge Research on June 2, 2020 14,300 active bidding opportunities, with over 4,000 added in the past week.The COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is having a significant impact on our daily lives. With most COVID-19 inspired limits and bans on construction now lifted across the country the sector will begin its recovery. However, with the country in recession the level of construction activity will be suppressed compared to levels seen over the past few years. From May 26th through June… Read More »U.S. Map of Active Public Bidding Opportunities During Coronavirus (COVID-19) as of June 2nd

            Are You Ready for the Rise of Offsite Construction?

            Use of offsite construction, including prefabrication and modular construction, has been growing in the construction industry, and research from Dodge Data & Analytics suggests that its expansion could fundamentally change the way products and services are delivered in the industry. Join us for this exclusive presentation for building product manufacturers and distributors – hosted by Donna Laquidara-Carr, Industry Insights Research Director at Dodge Data & Analytics. This webinar will examine the persistent issues in the industry that are driving engagement… Read More »Are You Ready for the Rise of Offsite Construction?

              The Business Value of GIS for Design and Construction

              Our physical world is a rich three-dimensional experience. While architectural and engineering design tools have been dramatically advancing to more effectively engage with 3D, geospatial (GIS) information has also been evolving from 2D maps into detailed surface, subsurface and land-use datasets and visualizations. Now these exciting advancements are joining forces to provide fully informed 3D contextual environments. Esri and Autodesk have partnered with Dodge Data & Analytics on research to understand exactly how the design and construction industry is currently… Read More »The Business Value of GIS for Design and Construction

                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

                  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?

                    Construction Bidding Opportunities as of 07/05/2021

                    Written by Dodge on July 5, 2021 If you’re bidding for construction contracts, here’s a list from the Dodge Construction Central database to get you started. Click on the project name for detailed information, or to get the complete list and detailed information of all construction projects in the Dodge Construction Central database, get in touch with Dodge by requesting a demo, with the chat feature, or at 877-784-9556.  

                      New projects near me in the U.S. as of 07/05/2021

                      Written by Dodge on July 5, 2021 New Construction Projects USA is a free listing of select new construction projects and construction leads from across the United States. Click on the project name for detailed information, or to get the complete list of construction leads and detailed information of all U.S. new construction projects in the Dodge Construction Central database, get in touch with Dodge by requesting a demo below, with the chat feature, or at 877-784-9556.