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There is a huge amount of false and misleading information about #HS2 on social media. Below is a myth buster thread which corrects some of the most repeated misconceptions about the project…
Myth 1: ‘HS2 only saves 20 minutes to #Birmingham’. FACT: #HS2 services will call at 25 stations in England and Scotland connecting 30 million people. It also frees up space on the existing network for more frequent stopping local services benefiting those who may never use HS2.
HS2’s budget is spread over 30 years and evens out at less than the annual roads budget. We will support 30,000 jobs at least 2,000 of which will be apprenticeships. The arrival of #HS2 is spearheading economic growth and is expected to create nearly 500,000 jobs around stations.
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Governors across the nation have eased harsh restrictions related to the #CCPVirus or are planning to start soon.

Here’s the current #Lockdown situation with each state and #WashingtonDC. (Thread👇) theepochtimes.com/reopening-upda…
Alabama | Reopening started April 30 as @GovernorKayIvey loosened her #StayAtHome.

“As of this week, we no longer believe our hospitals will see an overwhelming amount of ICU patients who need ventilators, as we once believed, and that is sure good news.”
Alaska | @GovDunleavy allowed some sectors of the #Economy to begin reopening on April 24.

“Alaskans must be able to visit their doctors, pay rent, and buy food for their families.”
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We are being feted by #ideological #purists who pretend that they would never want the American economy restarted until the risk that a single life will be lost is reduced to zero.

Maybe you're a purist as well?

Well, maybe you are, but maybe you aren't.
Have you ever benefitted from the transshipment of goods through the #PanamaCanal?

Did you ever benefit from power generated by the #HooverDam?

Then you are feasting on the remains of the human life cost of construction.
Yes, you have enjoyed the #cannibalization embodied in risks related to the #construction of dams, canals, buildings, ships, roads, etc.

So how many lives is your front porch light worth?

Take a look to get an idea:

slideshare.net/damfirm/the-hu…
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South Africa’s economy slipped into its 3rd #recession since 1994 in Q4:2019, shrinking by 1,4%. This followed a contraction of 0,8% in Q3.

#StatsSA #GDP #economy
7 of the 10 industries contracted in Q4:2019. Transport and trade were the main drags on overall activity. Finance, mining and personal services registered positive growth.

Listen here for more: bit.ly/2vpxFx2

#StatsSA #GDP #economy
The primary sector declined by 0,4% in Q4:2019. #Agriculture experienced its 4th consecutive quarter of negative growth, falling by 7,6%, while mining growth was driven largely by platinum group metals, iron ore & gold.
Listen here for more: bit.ly/2vpxFx2
#StatsSA #GDP
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In the past five years, a mixed picture of SoftBank-funded construction-tech firm Katerra has emerged. A thread: (1/21) 💵🏗
therealdeal.com/2019/12/16/sof…
The $4B firm has struggled to complete some projects, has a corporate structure that raises potential conflict of interest concerns, and has had hiccups in its roll out of tech-based #construction. (2/21)
.@KatieBrenzel and @DavidJeans2 discovered a questionable series of relationships among executives. (3/21)
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#Germany #Berlin

#BER is to open its doors at the end of October next year. According to a report, the cost of the new capital city #airport will once again #rise by 300 million euros. Because of the long construction time, it probably also changes to the offered routes.
According to a media report, the costs for the capital's airport #BER are even higher than planned. As the "@BILDamSONNTAG" cites a confidential report to the shareholders #Berlin, #Brandenburg and the federal government reports,
the #airport company for the #financing plan 2021 to 2024 requires almost 300 million euros more than previously estimated.
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ATTENTION Home Owners and Real Estate Investor: When working with #Contractors, set your expectations EARLY and have everything in writing before any work starts. Let’s look at some important factors so you all are educated. (THREAD) #30DaysofThreads 01/07
Firstly, I am a licensed #Architect & come w/ contractor experience overseeing construction from small residential projects up to $20mil+ large scale commercial projects. I have been on job sites since 2007. It’s part of my duties to protect safety & welfare of the public. 02/07
Set #Contractor expectations early in the #construction process. This could include the quality of work, progress schedule (when certain phases will be done), & material properties (how items will perform) among others things. These specifics should be included in contract. 03/07
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#kzoo2019 well @WestPoint_USMA were so anxious to talk, they just started on their own at 1328 sharp! Prof Rogers explains his cadets' "mission control center" or laboratory for #Military #History, working 8+ hrs/day on #medieval chronicles' paleography to #data mine 100yrs' war
Specifically looking for artillery information in skirmishes and sieges, to find what on the "laundry list" of sieges leads to #failure vs #success according to the #Database the cadets @WestPoint_USMA built collaboratively for the late #medieval & early #Renaissance. #kzoo2019
A small sample of the +90,000 #data entries - first up is Cadet Liam Kane with his findings on waging war by sieges vs by battles... taking #medieval #Military #History from generalizations to specifically-defined quantities... 47 battles to 134 sieges! #kzoo2019
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#Panel discussion on "What is the new normal for #CESEE?"
@wiiw_news #wiiwSpringSeminar
Vizek: "Very strong public sector, lot of informal economy. Croatia experienced slow growth before, so new normal not really new. But political willingness to reform very low."
Zubovic: positive trends in #Serbia: - rapid #growth in #IT sector over last 3/4 years w/ 3% to 6% share of GDP - Huge Chinese #investments, but with #externalities - Macroeconomic #stability, no fiscal #deficit anymore - foreign #debt declining - Substantial growth of #GDP
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#SleepyHollowNY has a recurring problem w/ ignoring requirements for #ADA compliant detours during #sidewalk #construction.

Here are 8 people forced into traffic on Beekman Ave w/in 90 seconds on 1/23/19. ($ via US HUD CDBG.) 1/x
#Construction at Van Tassel Apartments on 2/5/19 blocking #sidewalk on Beekman Ave, #SleepyHollowNY.

#WorkZoneAwarenessDay 2/x
Gas main work at Tornello's Automotive blocks #sidewalk on US Route 9 in #SleepyHollowNY, 10/1/18. Busy road that's major walking route for kids #walking to @ufsdtarrytowns High School, Middle School, & Pre-K/K school. 3/x
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🇨🇳 #CHINA Q3 GDP Y/Y: 6.5% V 6.6%E (slowest growth since Q1 2009)
*NBS spokesman Mao Shengyong said that the international situation was bringing “downward pressure” on China.
*Link: bloom.bg/2RVX1ZA
🇫🇷 🇪🇺 🇨🇳 French tire maker Michelin warned of declining sales in Europe and #China in the second half of the year, dragging down shares of its competitors in the U.S. and Europe - Bloomberg
*Statement: bit.ly/2EujhqH
🇺🇸🇨🇳🇪🇺 In a volley of filings, the EU, #China and the U.S. this week escalated disputes over new U.S. metals tariffs, the European response to those levies, and Chinese intellectual property practices - Bloomberg
bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
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OK - here goes! My take on the legal issues around #BIM and #winfieldrock...
#BIM has huge potential for improving collaboration, particularly early stage, in #construction and thereby reducing #disputes and #performancegap
Problem is the limited take-up particularly among private sector – reasons include lack of knowledge (of how to use and of benefits), lack of standardisation (in what BIM means and in proprietary programmes used, although moving towards #Revit – barrier for SMES)
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