Construction

Vogtle Project Owner’s Quality-Assurance Processes Get NRC Scrutiny

The NRC action was triggered by the need for construction remediation of installed electrical cable systems.

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Webinar: Global construction’s changing cultures, worker prioritization and strategic digitalization

Date: June 29, 2021 Time: 1:00PM EDT In the race to protect their workers from today’s evolving risks and hazards, and to enhance their operational agility, organizations across the globe are taking steps to create a safer, more people-centric construction industry. Leading organizations have begun to do this by connecting their health, safety and wellbeing (HSW) […]

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  • June 22 @ 8:28 am

GAO Faults Corps of Engineers on Border Wall Contract Rush

New watchdog report says Trump-ordered construction contracting push lacked competition and full scope details, raising risk of higher project costs

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  • June 22 @ 6:20 am
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GAO Faults Corps of Engineers on Expedited Border Wall Contracts

About $4.3 billion was awarded without competition in the Trump era, a watchdog report says. Many awards lacked full scope details, raising the risk of higher project costs.

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  • June 22 @ 6:20 am
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GAO Faults Corps of Engineers on Fast-Tracked Border Wall Contracts

About $4.3 billion was awarded without competition in the Trump era, a watchdog report says. Many awards lacked full scope details, raising the risk of higher project costs.

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  • June 22 @ 6:20 am
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House Democrats Seek New $148B Shift to Trust Fund from General Fund

Meanwhile, Biden "encouraged" by bipartisan Senate group's broader infrastructure proposal.

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  • June 21 @ 6:56 pm
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Biden Picks Water Policy Specialist to Lead Bureau of Reclamation

Former Hill aide Touton also worked at Dept. of Interior in the Obama administration.

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  • June 21 @ 11:24 am
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Digital Tools Drive Improved Project Outcomes for Civil Contractors

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  • June 21 @ 10:20 am

ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – June 21, 2021

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects, both public and private, for the week. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.

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  • June 20 @ 7:00 pm

1,000-Word Charts: Canada’s Foreign Trade

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

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  • June 20 @ 7:00 pm

1,000-Word Charts: U.S. Oil Imports

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

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  • June 20 @ 7:00 pm

Final Agreement Signed on $16B Texas High-Speed Rail Project

Nearly two years after announcing the award of a design-build contract between Lane Construction Corp. and joint-venture partner Webuild Group to build a high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston for Texas Central, the final agreement on the design-build project has been signed.

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  • June 18 @ 2:00 pm
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Final Agreement Signed for $16B Texas High-Speed Rail Project

The Lane Construction Corp. and design-build joint-venture partner Webuild Group will build Dallas to Houston line for Texas Central, after state Supreme Court declined June 18 to hear a lawsuit challenging developer’s eminent domain rights.

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Call to Conserve Power Raises Questions About Texas Grid Reliability

With the days getting hotter and tropical activity picking up in the Gulf of Mexico, concerns are mounting about the reliability of the Texas power supply after the state’s main grid operator asked residents to go on a five-day energy conservation diet.

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  • June 18 @ 9:00 am
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What is the Preconstruction Data Lifecycle?

Over the past decade, the world of construction technology has evolved at a breakneck pace. Not long ago, estimators were still calculating numbers by hand and performing 2D takeoffs on pieces of paper. Today, not only are these processes automated but they can even be performed all under the same roof if one wishes.

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  • June 17 @ 7:00 pm

ConstructConnect’s Expansion Index Captures Construction Hesitancy

ConstructConnect’s Expansion Index ties to the inventory of all the projects the company has in its database that are in the planning stage, ahead of ‘starts’ or when the ground is broken.

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  • June 17 @ 7:00 pm

New Florida Law Protects Engineers From Liability Inspecting Hurricane Damaged Structures

First responders are also protected under the measure

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  • June 17 @ 3:05 pm
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New Florida Law Protects Engineers Inspecting Hurricane-Damaged Structures From Liability

First responders are also protected under the measure.

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  • June 17 @ 3:05 pm
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Florida Engineers Gain Liability Protection in Storm Damage Inspection

First responders are also protected under new measure, which takes effect on July 1.

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  • June 17 @ 3:05 pm
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Multiple Construction Errors Contributed to Mexico Subway Collapse, Report Says

Faulty welds and stud placements among issues found by Norwegian firm.

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  • June 16 @ 11:00 pm
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Multiple Construction Errors Contributed to Mexico Subway Collapse

Faulty welds and stud placements are among issues found by risk manager in new report.

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  • June 16 @ 11:00 pm
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1,000-Word Chart: U.S. Initial Jobless Claims – as of June 12, 2021

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

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  • June 16 @ 7:00 pm

Latest PPI Results Show Construction Material Cost Increases Still Alarming

The most accessible single-source resource on construction material price movements is the Producer Price Index data set from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The PPI series monitors prices charged by producers as they exit through factory gates.

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  • June 16 @ 7:00 pm

Maryland OKs New Funds for Purple Line Consultants Team

State board awards $183.5 million for expanded PM role until new design-build team is picked to complete much delayed P3 light rail project.

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Maryland OKs New Funds for Purple Line Consultant Team

State board awards $183.5 million for expanded PM role until a new design-build team is picked to complete the much delayed P3 light rail project.

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Senate Panel Approves $78B, 5-Year Highway Safety and Rail Bill

Passenger and freight rail would get the largest share of the funding, a $36-billion allocation.

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  • June 16 @ 4:57 pm
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Total Construction Falls in May as Housing Stumbles

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  • June 16 @ 9:50 am

How To Successfully Determine Your Risk Response Strategy In Construction

The proper practice of managing risks is every construction contractor’s road to a successful business. Risks related to the construction industry are vast and varied given the industry’s inherent nature. As such, project success very much rests on how well construction contractors stay on top of the risk-managing game, particularly when it comes to crafting […]

  • ConstructConnect
  • June 15 @ 7:00 pm

1,000-Word Charts: U.S. Foreign Trade

Due to its complexity, much of the subject matter concerning the economy requires detailed editorial commentary, often supported by relevant tables and graphs.

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  • June 15 @ 7:00 pm

Infrastructure Site Surveying Gets a Boost From Artificial Intelligence

Finding accurate subsurface surveys of bedrock topography is a time consuming process that can be augmented with A.I., according to a presenter at ENR FutureTech 2021.

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  • June 15 @ 5:33 pm
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Ex-Turner Exec Gets 46 Months for Bloomberg Construction Bribes

Ronald Olson, the contractor’s former deputy operations manager, is the third of four executives implicated in the scheme who has been sentenced.

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  • June 15 @ 5:23 pm
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Henkels & McCoy to Pay $1M in Federal Overtime-Pay Case

Half of the payment is back pay for 362 workers; the rest is for liquidated damages.

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  • June 15 @ 4:50 pm
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Henkels & McCoy Pays $1M in Federal Overtime-Pay Case

Half of the payment is back pay for 362 workers; the rest is for liquidated damages.

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  • June 15 @ 4:50 pm
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Hits Keep Coming to Boston’s Fenway Neighborhood

With the Fenway Center tower project and many more, the Fenway neighborhood of Boston is one of the epicenters of the city's current development boom.

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  • June 15 @ 11:41 am
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Fenway Center Eyes Boston Air-Rights

The 1.3-million-sq-ft Fenway Center air-rights projects in Boston includes a 90,000-sq-ft deck over the Massachusetts Turnpike next to Fenway Park.

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  • June 15 @ 5:55 am
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7 Mid-June Economic Nuggets

According to a monthly survey carried out for the Conference Board and The Business Council, CEO confidence is currently the highest it has ever been or at least dating back to when attempts to measure it began in 1976. But expectations of exceptional growth prospects are being tempered by limitations arising from: (a) shutdowns necessitated […]

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  • June 14 @ 7:00 pm

3 Marketing Techniques to Carry Your Business Through the Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has not been easy on any business sector, including the construction industry.

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  • June 14 @ 5:05 pm

MassDOT Ready to Replace Eight Bridges in Eight Weekends

The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation is gearing up to replace eight Turnpike bridges during eight weekends in what the agency has dubbed the “Acceler-8” project.

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  • June 14 @ 3:55 pm
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Who’s the Next Target in Feds’ Nuke Fraud Investigation?

Feds used an internal Westinghouse email chain to earn a plea from project director Carl Churchman

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  • June 14 @ 12:42 pm
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Who’s the Next Target in Feds’ Nuke Plant Fraud Investigation?

Government used an internal Westinghouse email chain to earn a plea from project director Carl Churchman

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  • June 14 @ 12:42 pm
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Caltrans Shaves Months off SR 99 Repair Time with Precast, Prefab Girders

The “FixSac99” project will replace a 62-year-old bridge deck on State Route 99 at 21st Avenue using precast girders and accelerated bridge construction.

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  • June 13 @ 8:44 pm
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ConstructConnect’s Hot Projects – June 14, 2021

Listed below are ConstructConnect’s Hot Commercial Construction Projects, both public and private, for the week. Our Hot Projects showcases three currently bidding or sub-bidding projects from all 50 states and the District of Columbia pulled from our extensive database of construction leads.

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  • June 13 @ 7:00 pm

May’s Nonresidential Construction Starts -2.0% M/M & -14% YTD

Nonresidential Construction Pales Beside Residential ConstructConnect announced today that May 2021’s volume of construction starts, excluding residential work, was $32.5 billion (green shaded box, Table 8 below), a decline of -2.0% versus April 2021’s $33.2 billion (originally reported as $31.5 billion).

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  • June 13 @ 7:00 pm

Top 10 Project Starts in the U.S. – May 2021

The accompanying table records the top 10 project starts in the U.S. for May 2021.

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  • June 13 @ 7:00 pm

Nonresidential Construction Starts Trend Graphs – May 2021

Clichés are often true and it is the case that a picture can be worth a thousand words.

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  • June 13 @ 7:00 pm

Terminated Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Site Closure Steps Are Still in Play

Rival Enbridge Line 3 wins key Minnesota court ruling June 14 to move construction to expected year end completion, while scuttled $8B Keystone had tough road after Biden permit halt, as owner weighs options for pipe laid in Canada and stored.

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  • June 12 @ 12:00 pm
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Feds Add NYC Region to Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Wind Development Spurt

Administration sets first stage of lease process in seeking comment on developer interest and environmental risks in shallow waters south of New York City and off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.

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  • June 12 @ 11:20 am
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Feds Add NY-NJ Waters to Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Wind Development Spurt

Administration launches lease process in seeking developer interest and public comment on energy projects in shallow waters southeast of New York City and off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; NY leasing could happen in next few months

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  • June 12 @ 11:20 am
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