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Jumpstarting Delaware’s economy, construction summer camp, and more

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Engineers are working to determine the probable breakdown sequence of the Champlain Towers South collapse in Surfside, Miami.


Delaware lawmakers have approved $1.3 billion for construction, economic development and transportation projects, AP News writes


A group of construction businesses in Oklahoma are working to create a construction-focused summer camp, in an effort to draw the youth to the industry, TheOklahoman writes.

As part of New York City’s “Zero Tolerance” safety sweep, more than 300 construction sites were shut down for safety violations, Bisnow reports.


Legislation in cities such as New York, Washington D.C., and St. Louis are targeted towards having buildings reduce their carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency, which could require building owners to comply via continuous retrofits, Building Design + Construction reports.

The Lafayette warehouse of the construction equipment manufacturer Caterpillar has allowed their employees to take home sizable pieces of leftover wood from shipping crates for their personal projects, cutting down on carbon emissions and allowing employees to save money on expensive lumber, Construction & Demolition Recycling writes.

Professional Development:

What you can’t do: fix your employees’ existential crisis. What you can do: help alleviate it. Harvard Business Review has some tips on how to do so


Drone maker Skyfish has earned roughly $20 million in Series Seed funding, For Construction Pros writes


A survey that was conducted by the KPMG Canada, who partnered with the Canadian Construction Association, reported that three quarters of the construction companies who took part in the survey ranked their digital maturity as “fairly low”, The Globe and Mail writes.


National Law Review outlined the risks of project labor agreements, which can include increased costs due to contract administration, and the possibility of being attached to a larger bargaining agreement which can extend the obligations of the contract past the project’s finish date.

Executives of the Italian engineering firm Spea and bridge operator Autostrade per l’Italia are among the 59 individuals who prosecutors are requesting to put on trial for the fatal Genoa bridge collapse in 2018, New Civil Engineer writes.