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AIA report shows design firms have room to grow in technology adoption to improve profitability and impact

AIA report shows design firms have room to grow in technology adoption to improve profitability and impact

Posted: December 3, 2021 | Tradewinds

A new report from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) is providing insights on how architecture firms view technology adoption and how firm culture impacts technology management.

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Construction Adds 31,000 Jobs In November, With Gains In All Segments, But Industry Will Need Even More Workers As Demand Accelerates

Construction Adds 31,000 Jobs In November, With Gains In All Segments, But Industry Will Need Even More Workers As Demand Accelerates

Posted: December 3, 2021 | Tradewinds

Contractors Cope with Record Number of Job Openings as Firms Struggle to Find Enough Qualified Workers as Association Officials Call for New Investments in Career and Technical Education
 

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Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in November, Says ABC

Nonresidential Construction Employment Rises in November, Says ABC

Posted: December 3, 2021 | Tradewinds

The construction industry added 31,000 jobs on net in November, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released today by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Overall, the industry has recovered 998,000 (89.7%) of the jobs lost during earlier pandemic stages.

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Thermal Transfers vs. Net-Zero

Thermal Transfers vs. Net-Zero

Posted: December 3, 2021 | Tradewinds

In the war between thermal transfer (also known as thermal bypass) and net-zero, the rhetoric does not yet match the outcome. And it may never. Thermal transfer, or thermal bypass, can loosely be defined as an opening between conditioned and unconditioned space through which heated or cooled air can move, therefore compromising the airtightness of the building envelope … think of a building made of Swiss cheese, with extra holes.

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Construction Industry Looking to Predictive Analytics to Improve Project Outcomes

Construction Industry Looking to Predictive Analytics to Improve Project Outcomes

Posted: December 3, 2021 | Tradewinds

An Oracle survey shows that most architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) firms are looking to predictive analytics to improve project outcomes and mitigate risks. According to an IDC InfoBrief, sponsored by Oracle Construction and Engineering, 29% of respondents are currently utilizing a predictive analytics tool, while another 60% plan to invest in a solution within the next 24 months. AEC companies see having a predictive view across projects as key to anticipating and lessening delays, reducing change orders, creating more accurate budget forecasts, and better managing health and safety risks.

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