Construction needs to brace for cyber threats | Construction needs an agreed set of performance metrics | Builders prepare for more demanding stormwater management
June 12, 2019
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Construction needs to brace for cyber threats
Construction needs to brace for cyber threats
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It's widely acknowledged that US industry faces a severe threat from cyber criminals. But construction contractors lag in setting up protections, according to experts speaking at the ENR FutureTech conference who offered advice on basic safeguards.
Construction Dive (6/5) 
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Construction needs an agreed set of performance metrics
The very nature of the construction industry renders it resistant to the introduction of new technologies, thereby making it difficult to identify and measure key performance indicators, including those pertaining to safety, writes Jim Lynch. But digitization and mobile technology are making progress, and contractors' top priority should be "classifying and structuring their data moving forward around a commonly agreed terminology," Lynch notes.
Engineering News-Record (6/6) 
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Builders prepare for more demanding stormwater management
Green alternatives offer a promising solution to stormwater runoff but may not be enough to handle the most extreme events. Builders and developers are now taking changing weather patterns into account and anticipating the worst with a variety of solutions that include building at higher elevations in floodplains and providing generous catchments.
Builder online (free registration) (6/6) 
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The Economy
Construction spending unchanged in April
The Commerce Department reported Monday that construction spending in April saw no gains. Private sector construction spending declined 1.7%, but road construction increased 6.8%.
The Associated Press (6/3) 
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Commercial Project News
Miami commissioners approve $5B airport improvement program
The Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners approved a $5 billion capital improvement program at Miami International Airport. Work is expected to be completed in phases over the next five to 15 years and includes two new hotels, expanded cargo operations and terminal upgrades.
The Business Journals (tiered subscription model)/Miami/Fort Lauderdale, Fla. (6/4) 
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Project Delivery & Financing
Alternative project delivery is on the rise
A handful of Engineering News-Record Top 100 lists show that alternative delivery methods such as construction management at risk and design-build are gaining in popularity. However, revenue numbers seem to indicate these models are in higher demand domestically than internationally.
Engineering News-Record (6/5) 
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What it takes to transition to IPD
Adoption of integrated project delivery can be daunting, but it's proving its collaborative worth in a number of healthcare projects. Richard L. Peck explains how Advocate Aurora Health made the transition from design-bid-build to IPD.
Healthcare Design online (6/3) 
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News from Aon Construction Services Group
The Role of Data in Improving Well-being
Can health technology -- particularly wearable trackers and apps that can be conveniently accessed via mobile devices -- improve the world's well-being by promoting healthier lifestyles? While health is personal, the role of an employer is critical. By using the data from this new technology, employers can create and scale more targeted well-being programs that encourage better health decisions across their workforce. Learn more.
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May 2019 Global Catastrophe Recap
May 2019 notable global catastrophic events include: Prolonged US severe weather and flooding prompts multi-billion-dollar insurance industry payout; Cyclone Fani makes India landfall and causes estimated $2 billion in direct economic cost; and significant flooding affects parts of the US, Poland, Germany, China and the Middle East. Read more.
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