Construction Industry News: Dec 12, 2018

Collapsed Alaska Highway Ramp Reopens Days After Quake

A collapsed off-ramp in Alaska’s largest city that became an iconic image of the destructive force of a magnitude 7.0 earthquake was rebuilt and reopened four days after its destruction.

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The 7 most striking construction technology innovations of 2018

As the year comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the impressive technological strides that have been made, spanning augmented reality, tech-infused prefabrication, hardhat sensors and more. If the industry continues this momentum, it just may shake its “low-tech” reputation once and for all. 

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Salaries Are on the Rise in the Construction Industry

Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2018 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 130 industrial and commercial construction companies across the U.S., representing over 350,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per diem, bonuses or other incentives. 

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Two years of Trump: Where are we and what’s next for construction?

Nearing the halfway point of President Donald Trump’s term, we take a look at policies that impact construction, weighing economic health against risks that could fuel industry challenges.

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The 2019 ENR Award of Excellence Celebration!

On March 21, 2019, hundreds of your colleagues will gather at Pier Sixty at Chelsea Piers in New York City for ENR’s 54th Annual Award of Excellence Black-Tie Gala. Just like past events, in 2019 you will have the opportunity to network with more than 1,000 construction leaders and make critical connections, while joining us to celebrate the Top 25 Newsmakers for their achievements in 2018 and be inspired by the Award of Excellence Winner.

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The Construction Dive Awards for 2018

Construction Dive’s awards recognize the industry’s top innovators, movers and shakers shaping the future of construction.

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Infrastructure Investment Opportunities Evolve as Federal Funding Lags

As uncertainty drags on concerning federal funding levels for major infrastructure projects, stakeholders are looking more intensely than ever into what kinds of private capital are available—not only from entities traditionally interested in infrastructure, but also from companies such as Facebook.

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