Top 10 Construction Stories This Week: VBC Approved to Buy Troubled Katerra Assets

Most-read construction stories include Hawbaker paying record $21M restitution for Davis Bacon violations, AEC firms 2X more likely to get ransomware attacks, ultra-high-performance concrete coming, is infrastructure resistance really about the deficit?

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Cu Half Infrastructure Funding Adobe Stock Oleksandr Bondar@OleksandrBondar, stock.adobe.com10. Funding for Bipartisan Infrastructure Legislation Would Only Pay for Half of the Spending

The analysis from the Congressional Budget Office shows that about half of the proposed $550 billion in new spending on roads, bridges and broadband would be financed by adding to the nation’s debt

Cu Meetings GettyimagesGetty Images9. 7 Mandatory Management Meetings Your Construction Company Must Have

As the business owner and manager, meetings make life much better as you create a better run company, free yourself to do what you should do and allow for time to plan, strategize, sell, and focus on making more money


Cu E Dingo The Toro CompanyThe Toro Company8. Electric Compact Utility Loader Overcomes Challenges of Church Renovation

The battery-powered Toro e-Dingo addressed the three main challenges of renovating a Minnesota church


Cu Detours Jason Watson FacebookJason Watson, Facebook7. Detours Still Lead to Passage of Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

The Senate has finally passed the historic $1.2 trillion infrastructure legislation with dramatic increases in road, bridge and water spending with a vote of 69-30. The bill's future in the House could be an immediate vote, or more struggle


Cu Minexpo CaterpillarCaterpillar Inc.6. MINExpo to Highlight Massive Machines and Technology Advancements for the Mining Industry

After a one-year delay, the show plans to come back bigger and better with the latest cutting-edge equipment, innovations, services and technologies that can take mining operations to a new level


Cu Flop Freshidea Adobe Stock@freshidea, stock.adobe.com5. Flop Back to Budget Restraint Betrays Senate Indifference to Infrastructure

The ‘government doesn’t work’ platform is plain as day when self-styled ‘budget hawks’ revive to circle the infrastructure bill after four years of spending on other priorities like drunken sailors


Cu Uhpc Aeee Capital Holding And Advisory Group E construct usAEEE Capital Holding and Advisory Group, e.construct.US4. We Heard About a UHPC Capable of 48,500 PSI. So, We Asked Some Questions

e.construct.US LLC completed a peer review of a new sustainable EASSCM ultra-high-performance concrete (UHPC) mix from AEEE Capital Holding & Advisory Group


Cu Ransomware Egnyte IncEgnyte Inc.3. AEC Firms are Twice as Likely to Face Ransomware Attacks as Other Industries

More than 30% of architecture, engineering and construction companies that fall prey to successful cyberattacks are victims again one or more times, according to new research from Egnyte


Cu Hawbaker2. Glenn O. Hawbaker to Pay Record $21M in Restitution for Davis Bacon Wage Violations

The largest restitution award in a criminal prevailing wage case has the PA contractor making payments to nearly 1,300 workers after pleading ‘no contest’ to felony charges related to administration of prevailing wages


1. VBC Approved to Buy Troubled Katerra Assets

Volumetric Building Companies (VBC) has received approval from the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas (Houston Division) to purchase Katerra, Inc. assetsCu Vbc Katerra Volumetric Building CompaniesVolumetric Building Companies