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UK's Wood Group Rejects Dubai AE's Sweetened $1.9B Buyout Offer

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 22:00

Latest offer from Sidara, formerly Dar Group, was its third in recent weeks but "significantly undervalued" the energy specialist, Wood Group says.


Sponsorship, Work-Life Balance and Training are Key to Attracting and Retaining Women in the Construction Industry

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 19:40

NCCER and Ambition Theory released Building Better, a report based on a survey with women across a variety of construction sectors. The report identifies three main action items for the construction industry to focus on.

NCCER Asks Women: What’s It Like to Work in Construction and What Needs to Change?

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 19:35

NCCER white paper highlights the unique benefits women bring to the construction workforce, the obstacles encountered getting in and staying in the industry, and their advice on what contractors can do to recruit and retain more women.

Bridge the Gap Between Curiosity and Career

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 19:30

CareerStarter is a comprehensive online platform that leads job seekers beyond career exploration to direct connections with employers, local training programs and job opportunities, getting them started on a career pathway in construction that fits their interests.

Set Your Sites on the Right Site Supervisors

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 19:20

Site supervisors play an essential role in supervising and training the field workforce and managing projects. Making sure you have the right person in that position requires being intentional with selecting and training crew leaders.

Leadership Development Critical Amid Labor Shortage

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 19:15
With an increased shortage of a skilled labor force in the construction industry, contractors today need to pay increased attention to the quality of superintendent and encourage development of their skillset to help guide projects through to completion.

Contributing Factors to the Superintendent Shortage

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 19:00

Contractors nationwide are seeking ways to overcome the superintendent shortage. Project success often depends more on this individual more than on any other. Some companies are finding unique and creative ways to train and qualify for the role.

ENR AOE Winner Kit Miyamoto Talks Gaza Rebuilding Plans, Even as Bombs Continue to Fall

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 18:58

Architectural Record recently spoke with ENR 2024 Award of Excellence Winner Kit Miyamoto of Miyamoto International about his firm's efforts to assess the damage in the war-torn Gaza Strip while making plans for eventual rebuilding efforts.

Construction Work Zones Remain Hazardous, AGC Study Finds

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 17:39

Nearly half of the participants in an Associated General Contractors' annual survey said work zones are less safe than a year ago.

Worley — Winning Work by Investing in its People

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 17:25

A globally respected company’s investment in its craft workforce contributes to notable success. With a laser focus on skills development, Worley has become an employer and contractor of choice within the construction industry.

Contractors: Focus on the Skills Gap, Not the People Shortage, for Immediate Impact

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 17:15

The most measurable impact contractors can have on project outcomes is to upskill their current teams and train new hires who lack necessary skills. Online training solutions will play an important role in helping contractors develop teams for peak performance.

A Compelling Case for Construction Craft Training: The Return on Investment Is Real

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 17:00

Matthew Clark, workforce development manager at NCCER, elaborates on the effectiveness of standardized construction craft training curriculum developed with input from industry practitioners and need for effective use of key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure return on investment (ROI).

Trimble Launches Unity Suite, Integrating Project Management Tools with an Eye on Asset Lifecycle

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2024 - 16:00

The Trimble Unity suite bundles together several of its software offerings with improved data compatibility across the board.

NYC Awards $7B for Replacement Jails With 2027 Deadline to Close Rikers Looming

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 21:00

Contractors have been chosen for two jail replacement projects located in Queens and the Bronx.

Jacobs Bottom Line Likely to Benefit From Red-Hot Weight-Loss Drug Market

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 20:00

The design and consulting giant sees gains from data centers, computer chips and the pharmaceutical manufacturing.

Norfolk Southern Agrees to $310M Settlement With Feds Over 2023 Ohio Derailment

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 18:00

Most of the money will go toward the costs of the ongoing cleanup following the derailment in last year East Palestine.

Zachry Details Big Texas LNG Project Woes in Suit Against Owners Qatar Energy, ExxonMobil

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 16:13

Project cost squeeze, bad blood aired in court filings as it seeks Chapter 11 protection after “structured exit” from estimated $10B Golden Pass LNG export terminal.

Choosing the Best ERP Solution for General Contracting

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 15:30

A 1% increase in project costs can make the difference between profit and loss.

Optimizing Construction and Engineering Resources

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 15:20

Resources play a vital role in the success of any construction and engineering company, and can be broken down into four main components.

Moss is ENR Southeast's 2024 Contractor of the Year

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2024 - 14:17

Check out ENR Southeast's July 1 edition to learn more about Moss's 2023, and see the the Southeast's Top Contractors ranking.

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