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Untouched by Human Hands

The long-predicted robotic future of construction has begun. The industry has lagged behind others like automotive and aerospace in adopting robotic labor because, until now, most building robots could only operate efficiently in a controlled, consistent environment like a factory.

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Mission Driven

It’s been almost a decade since Jordan Webster served as a combat medic in the U.S. Army, but he’s still just as focused on the health and well-being of others.

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A Chance to Change

When two Black construction apprentices found a noose tied over a beam on their jobsite in Edmonds, Wash., Pastor Lawrence Willis became determined to make sure an incident like this never happened again.

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All Eyes on November

An unprecedented global pandemic, civil unrest, record-level partisanship and the most polarizing president in American history will all factor big when Americans head to the polls in November.

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The Right Prescription

Consumerism and technology drive healthcare design and construction as facilities become less sterile and more resort-like.

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Austin AGC Goes Online with Training

As a metropolitan chapter with a little over 270 company members, the Austin AGC has struggled over the years with how best to offer educational classes — such as Supervisory Training (STP), Project Manager Development (PMDP), BIM and Lean — to area contractors while not losing money in the process.

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Leading to Leave

Succession planning can be daunting — but if the current principals determine early on who can best lead the company after they leave, and if they groom them thoroughly, the transition to the next generation leaders can be smoother.

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Crisis Response

COVID-19 caught the world off guard. But in a way, it’s as if the construction industry has been training for this moment. Rising trends like Lean, increased collaboration between design and construction, and modular pre-fabrication all apply well to the demands of this unusual moment.

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