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ICC v. UpCodes: Can a private organization copyright the law?

UpCodes adds access to new building codes and other regulations for its subscribers, but not everyone agrees as to how the tech startup goes about it, especially the International Code Council.

Leak detection tech can save contractors the cost of water waste and damage

An AI-based system can help spare water damage, which a contractor said is a “significant challenge on construction sites.”

Funding for US-based contech firms may be slowing

Following reports that global investment in construction technology is bullish, analysis shows that investment in American firms is strong but unlikely to beat last year’s numbers.

Webcor sues for unpaid bills in Los Angeles tower project

Webcor claims Greenland USA owes it almost $10 million under a $436 million contract to cover the costs of extra work for the $1 billion Metropolis.

Environmental reviews, citizen concerns have driven up highway construction costs

A study found challenging routes and changes in materials and labor costs have not caused substantial increases over the decades. 

Construction of controversial $2B Hawaiian telescope set to begin

The project also includes decommissioning of five telescopes and their sites restored on Mauna Kea, which some consider sacred land. 

Trump looks to Supreme Court in effort to resume border wall construction

A federal judge in California last month blocked the administration from using military funds to build U.S.-Mexico barriers. 

Los Angeles ties Seattle for most cranes in Q2 2019

This is the first time in more than three years that Seattle has not been RLB’s sole No. 1 for crane counts in the U.S.

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