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Hivot Weekly round-up 01/21/2022

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2022 outlook The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

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"[Construction technology] is not a 'want' anymore. It's a 'need,'" said Matt Abeles, vice president of construction technology and innovation at Associated Builders and Contractors.

So what can contractors expect in the construction technology space in the coming year? Here are five trends that construction pros should be keeping an eye on in 2022...

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Timelapse video shows construction of 3D-printed home

3D printed home

A Virginia family received the keys to their new 3D-printed home just in time for Christmas. The home is Habitat for Humanity's first 3D-printed home in the nation, according to a Habitat news release. The 1,200-square-foot home has three bedrooms, two full baths and was built from concrete...

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Skilled trades offer a bright future for America’s veterans

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Every year, an estimated 200,000 members of the U.S. Armed Forces leave military service to reenter civil society in America. Around 3 million veterans served in the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and each of them has faced this difficult transition. I wrote the Bringing Registered Apprenticeships to Veterans Education, or BRAVE, Act, which the House unanimously passed last month, with them in mind...

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Toolmaker invests in the next generation of skilled trades

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Stanley Black & Decker is ramping up its efforts to attract more people into the construction and manufacturing sectors.

In September, the company announced a five-year program called the Empower Makers Global Impact Challenge to support vocational skills training and reskilling programs in the industry. Starting in October, nonprofits worldwide are eligible to apply for up to $5 million in grants per year...

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CAF to launch national leadership program for women in skilled trades

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The Project Management Institute (PMI) today launched its new range of project management courses and certifications. Construction Professional in Built Environment Projects (CPBEP)™ is PMI's first industry-specific solution tailored specifically for construction professionals. PMI worked with leading global organisations, such as BHP, Amey and Larsen & Tourbo and other...

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