10 Hottest Construction Stories This Week: Expenses Paid with PPP Funds Not Deductible

Most-read construction stories of the week include 5 things to check carefully before buying a used dump truck, a SoFi time-lapse shows the NFL's largest stadium built in 3 minutes, how paving contractors are coping with COVID-19 and more.

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Cu Slavery10. Time To Drive Pervasive Slavery Out of Construction

18% of today’s forced labor occurs in the construction and producing construction materials, and the industry can act to deliver slavery-free infrastructure


Cu 3 D Printed Apartment9. Largest 3D-Printed Building in Europe Under Construction

The Apartment building in Wallenhausen, Germany will include about 4,000 sq ft of living space, with walls 3D-printed by two operators and COBOD's commercially available BOD2 printer in six weeks


8. How Estimating Fewer Jobs Can Win More Construction Work

Follow construction business coach George Hedley's three-step plan to help you company win more contracts without losing money on free estimates


Cu Lunar Concrete7. Lunar Construction & Lunar Concrete

Research papers suggest ideas on how to construct a permanent building on the moon


6. 2021 State of Road Building: Our Nation is Ready to Make Infrastructure a Priority

Cu State Of IndustryDespite the uncertainty we saw in 2020, experts believe that there is reason to be hopeful in 2021 as Americans are making it well known that our crumbling roads and bridges are a prime concern they want the new Congress to address


5. How Paving Contractors are Coping with COVID-19

Many contractors are having to adjust their day-to-day business and strategic planning due to the pandemic


Cu Kinsale4. Kinsale Clears the Way for Chicago’s Marshall Field’s Remake

Chicago Landmark retail building now called Macy’s presents soaring atria; 29 escalators to remove; shops, kitchens, vaults and water tanks plus a phalanx of hazardous materials to remove in demolition


3. SoFi Time-Lapse: 4 Years of Constructing the NFL's Largest Stadium in 3 MinutesSo Fi Wiki

A 3-minute time-lapse, from dozens of camera angles, captures construction of all 3.1 million sq ft of SoFi, the NFL's largest stadium, and their first open-air, indoor-outdoor venue; home to the Chargers and Rams


Trucks Kw2. 5 Things to Look for When Buying a Used Dump Truck

Ritchie Bros. offers this list of inspection items to check out before you purchase your next used dump truck


1. Treasury Confirms Expenses Paid with Forgiven PPP Funds Not Deductible

‘If a business reasonably believes that a PPP loan will be forgiven in the future, expenses related to the loan are not deductible, whether the business has filed for forgiveness or not,’ said the U.S. Treasury DepartmentAdobe Stock 349358252Adobe Stock @Andrii