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New Year, Same Virus

When I wrote my column for the January/February 2021 issue of Constructor, I thought talking about COVID in the present would soon be a thing of the past.

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Tall Tales of Wind Farm Construction

The components used to build wind farms are very big, and that affects everything about constructing them. The current generation of wind farms are bigger and more spread out, too, and they are growing in number.

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How AGC and Procore are Working Together to Create a New, More Diverse, Generation of Construction Leaders

During this year’s Annual Convention, AGC and Procore Technologies, Inc. announced the launch of a new scholarship program to assist African American and underrepresented minority students who are studying construction at historically black colleges and universities, or HBCUs.

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Worker Shortage Intensifies Despite Sluggish Recovery

Contractors are struggling to fill openings, even though many firms have smaller workforces than a year ago, so say respondents to the latest Autodesk-AGC of America Workforce Survey, which released on September 2.

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The Paperless Journey

More and more contractors are turning to document management software to ensure crews in the field have the latest drawings to save time, prevent rework and facilitate communication.

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What Puts the Fab in Prefab?

Although prefabrication has existed for centuries, building information modeling (BIM) and virtual design and construction (VDC) have given the construction method a boost, saving contractors time and money.

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Lights, Camera, Productivity

Construction remains a competitive and challenging industry, frequently leery of new technologies, but Suffolk Construction, in Boston, embraces innovation, invests in start-up companies to drive efficiency and productivity, and benefits from the savings associated with new products, including OpenSpace, a jobsite photo capture technology.

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