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Tag Archives: July/August 2021

Double Duty

A new day, a new technological feat: digital twin. What does it mean and how can it impact your construction project?

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Breaks in Supply-Chain Links Add to Contractors’ Cost Woes

Construction firms are coping with a seemingly unending series of supply-chain disruptions that are compounding problems caused by record materials cost increases and pandemic-induced challenges to operations. As each link is repaired or bypassed, another gap appears elsewhere.

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Game Plan

The first time Cade Keyes encountered the Last Planner® System, his team was doing an addition to an emergency department at a hospital. Keyes, superintendent for Columbia Construction Co. in North Reading, Mass., an AGC of Massachusetts member, says that once he saw the efficiencies made possible by the Last Planner System, he knew it was going to drive the way he approached projects from that point on.

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Construction Law: What’s Trending?

Legal trends are something AGC members of all stripes keep an eye on, but the topic is beyond broad. Legislation and specific concerns — everything from environmental issues to those related to union labor — vary wildly by region and state.

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Driving Dangerously

AGC and HCSS released the results of their annual highway work-zone survey in May, and the key finding was that 60% of highway contractors reported motor vehicle crashes at their construction work zones during the past year.

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