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NIST Expands Probe Into Champlain Towers South Fatal Failure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added a remote sensing and visualization project to its roster of queries into the June 24 partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South residential condominium in Surfside, Fla., which killed 98 people.

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  • October 26 @ 1:27 pm
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  • October 26 @ 1:27 pm

Calif. Safety Official Douglas Parker Confirmed as Federal OSHA Chief

Parker's first big task: implementing expected standard mandating worker vaccination or testing for COVId-19.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contractor Navillus Ex-Execs Convicted in Union Embezzlement Scheme

Former president, comptroller and payroll administrator were found guilty on 11 counts following a three-week trial.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm

NYC Contractor Navillus’ Ex-Execs Convicted in Union Benefits Embezzlement Scheme

Former president, comptroller and payroll administrator were found guilty on 11 counts following a three-week trial.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm

Calif. Safety Official Parker Confirmed as Federal OSHA Chief

Parker's first big task: implementing expected standard mandating worker vaccination or testing for COVId-19.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm

NYC Contractor Navillus’ Former Execs Convicted in Union Benefits Embezzlement Scheme

Navillus’ former president, former comptroller and a former payroll administrator were found guilty on 11 counts following a three-week trial.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm

Army Corps Tackles Long Island Coastal Risk Projects At Key Milestone

From Coney Island to Montauk Point, agency is in various stages of execution and planning for numerous projects greenlit in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • October 25 @ 4:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 4:00 pm

Army Corps Is Busy With Long Island Coastal Storm Risk Projects as Sandy’s Anniversary Nears

From Coney Island to Montauk Point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in various stages of planning and work for numerous projects greenlit in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • October 25 @ 4:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 4:00 pm

As Hurricane Sandy’s Anniversary Nears, Army Corps Busy with Long Island Coastal Storm Risk Projects

From Coney Island to Montauk Point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in various stages of planning and work for numerous projects greenlit in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • October 25 @ 4:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 4:00 pm

Texas, Missouri Sue Feds Over Cancelled Border Wall Contracts

States and agencies dispute other border uses for congressionally appropriated barrier funds, as Texas awards its own wall building contracts

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  • October 23 @ 4:20 pm
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  • October 23 @ 4:20 pm

Major Colorado Solar Project Will Power EVRAZ Steel Mill

Lightsource BP’s 750,000-solar panel Bighorn Solar project will be fully online in November.

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  • October 22 @ 1:53 pm
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  • October 22 @ 1:53 pm

Ten Minutes With Matthew Tejada, Director of EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice

ENR talked with the Office of Environmental Justice director about how planners and developers can address environmental justice concerns before construction begins and how the industry can use the EPA’s environmental justice screening tool to make the process go more smoothly.

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  • October 22 @ 1:43 pm
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  • October 22 @ 1:43 pm

Brain-Protecting Construction Safety Helmet Now Available in US

PPE manufacturer Ergodyne now offers helmet with the MIPS system designed to isolate the brain from shocks associated with falls and collisions.

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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm
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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm

Brain-Protecting Construction Safety Helmet Now Available in the US

PPE manufacturer Ergodyne is now offering a helmet with the MIPS system, which is designed to isolate the brain from shocks associated with falls and collisions.

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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm
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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm

Brain-Protecting Construction Safety Helmet Now Available in the U.S.

PPE manufacturer Ergodyne is now offering a helmet with the MIPS system, which is designed to isolate the brain from shocks associated with falls and collisions.

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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm
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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm

Georgia Worker Killed in Bridge Demolition Partial Collapse, 2 Others Hurt

Subcontractor B&D Concrete Cutting identified Demario Battle as the employee who died during demolition work southeast of Atlanta.

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  • October 21 @ 1:46 pm
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  • October 21 @ 1:46 pm

Georgia Worker Killed in Bridge Demolition Collapse, 2 Others Hurt

Subcontractor B&D Concrete Cutting identified Demario Battle as the worker who was killed.

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  • October 21 @ 1:46 pm
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  • October 21 @ 1:46 pm

Bechtel Rejects Toll Fees for Kenya Highway Project Payment

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  • October 20 @ 11:00 pm
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  • October 20 @ 11:00 pm

Bechtel, Hatch Win Leads on Australia-Singapore Power Megaproject

Estimated $22.5B solar generation, battery storage and high-voltage transmission will deliver renewable energy from Australia’s Northern Territory to Singapore, with construction set to begin in late 2023.

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  • October 20 @ 4:24 pm
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  • October 20 @ 4:24 pm

Power Sector Weighs In on How to Build the Future US Grid

Some 225 trade groups, utilities, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform U.S. transmission design and expansion, including how best to handle new sources of cleaner energy.

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Power Sector Weighs In on How to Plan Future US Grid

Some 225 trade groups, utilities, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform U.S. transmission design and expansion, including how best to handle new sources of cleaner energy.

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Power Sector Weighs In Big on How to Plan Future US Grid

More than 225 trade groups, utilities, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform US transmission design and expansion, including how best to link new sources of cleaner energy

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Rice Straw-to-MDF CalPlant Moves Into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

CalPlant, which turns rice straw waste into fiberboard, seeks financial restructuring of its debt and assets

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Rice Straw-to-MDF CalPlant Moved Into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

CalPlant, which turns rice straw waste into fiberboard entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Power Sector Weighs In Big on How to Plan Grid of the Future

More than 225 trade groups, utilities, regulators, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform US transmission design and expansion, including how best to connect new sources of cleaner energy

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Construction Industry Less Supportive of Vaccine Mandate: Poll

ENR poll respondents are more likely than the typical American adult to be vaccinated, but less likely to support a vaccine mandate.

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  • October 20 @ 3:04 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:04 pm

PCL Cited in Welder’s Death During NC Bridge Demolition

OSHA has proposed $23,210 in penalties against PCL Civil Constructors Inc. for two serious federal safety violations in the April death of Jose Armando Maqueda Mejia when a bridge section collapsed.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm

Dutch Dike Being Raised, Reinforced to Handle Sea Level Rise

New technology is being used to reinforce the 90-year old Afsluitdijk dike, which has been delayed by miscalculations in water level and wave data provided to the contractor.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm

Contractor Cited in Welder’s Death During NC Bridge Demolition

OSHA has proposed $23,210 in penalties against PCL Civil Constructors Inc. for two serious federal safety violations in the April death of Jose Armando Maqueda Mejia when a bridge section collapsed.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm

OSHA Cites Contractor in NC Welder’s Death During Bridge Demolition Collapse

OSHA has proposed $23,210 in penalties for PCL Civil Constructors Inc. for alleged safety violations.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm

Dutch Dyke Being Raised, Reinforced to Handle Sea Level Rise

New technology used to reinforce 90-year Old Afsluitdijk dyke, which has been delayed by miscalculations in water level and wave data provided to the contractor.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm

Tribes Want Corps Consultant Drafting Dakota Access Pipeline EIS Fired As Biased

Evidence of opposition to their position by consultant ERM North America cited, chiefs want stricter court-ordered environmental review restarted for Dakota Access water crossing; Corps and firm spokespersons have not responded to ENR.

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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am
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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am

Tribes Want Corps Consultant Drafting Oil Line EIS Fired As Biased

Chiefs cite evidence of opposition to their position by consultant ERM North America and want stricter court-ordered environmental review restarted for Dakota Access oil line water crossing; spokespersons for the Corps and firm have not responded to ENR

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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am
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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am

Tribes Want Corps Consultant Drafting Big Pipeline EIS Fired As Biased

Chiefs cite evidence of opposition to their position by consultant ERM North America and want stricter court-ordered environmental review restarted for Dakota Access pipeline water crossing; spokespersons for the Corps and the firm have not responded to ENR

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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am
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Stricter Regulation, Faster Cleanup Anchor EPA Plan To Tackle PFAS Pollution

Agency plan for so-called forever chemicals include regulation under the federal Safe Water Drinking Act and under the Superfund law

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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm
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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm

Stricter Regulation, Faster Cleanup Are Central to EPA Plan To Tackle PFAS Pollution

Agency plan for so-called forever chemicals include regulation under the federal Safe Water Drinking Act and under the Superfund law

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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm
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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm

Stricter Regulation, Faster Cleanup, Central to EPA’s Plan for Tackling PFAS Pollution

EPA’s plan for so-called forever chemicals including regulating PFAS under the Safe Water Drinking Act and making certain chemicals subject to Superfund regulation.

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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Substantially Complete Two Weeks Early

After successfully completing the mind-boggling top-down expansion of the 932,000-sq-ft facility, with its 45-million-lb landmark roof shored safely overhead, the Mortenson-led building team overcame myriad supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19. 

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  • October 18 @ 11:46 am
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As Nationwide Strike Loomed, 900,000 German Workers Settle With Construction Employers

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final union and employer approval, would balance disparities between country’s east and west regions; giant contractor Hochtief negotiates independent deal with workers

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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am
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900,000 German Workers Reach Deal With Construction Employers, Avoid Nationwide Strike

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final union and employer approval, would balance disparities between country’s east and west regions; giant contractor Hochtief negotiates independent deal with workers

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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am
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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am

900K German Workers Reach Deal With Construction Employers, Avoid Nationwide Strike

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final worker and employer approval, would balance disparities between country’s eastern and western regions

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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am
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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am

900K German Construction Workers Reach Deal With Employers, Avoid Strike

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final worker and employer approval, would balance regional disparities

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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am
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ASCE Survey: Engineers’ Salary Gaps Remain, Amid Overall Rise

Civil engineering salaries have risen despite the pandemic, but white males still outearn women, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics

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  • October 17 @ 10:50 am
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  • October 17 @ 10:50 am

Viewpoint: Vaccine Mandates Can Cost Money

Consider the costs of an all-vaccinated workforce.

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  • October 15 @ 4:22 pm
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  • October 15 @ 4:22 pm

More Than 10,000 UAW Workers Strike at 14 Deere Equipment Plants

With negotiations at impasse over raises and pension benefits in a new contract, employees struck the construction equipment manufacturer’s US facilities at midnight on Oct. 14.

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  • October 15 @ 3:38 pm
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  • October 15 @ 3:38 pm

More Than 10,000 UAW Workers Strike at 14 Deere Manufacturing Facilities

With negotiations over raises and pension benefits in a new contract reaching an impasse, workers stopped work at the construction equipment maker’s US facilities at midnight on Oct. 14.

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  • October 15 @ 3:38 pm
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  • October 15 @ 3:38 pm

More Than 10,000 UAW Workers Go on Strike at 14 Deere Manufacturing Facilities

With negotiations over a new contract reaching an impasse, more than 10,000 workers at 14 John Deere manufacturing facilities went on strike at midnight on Oct. 14.

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  • October 15 @ 3:38 pm
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  • October 15 @ 3:38 pm

Over 10,000 UAW Workers Go on Strike at 14 Deere Manufacturing Facilities

With negotiations over a new contract reaching an impasse, over 10,000 workers at 14 John Deere manufacturing facilities went on strike at midnight on Oct. 14.

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  • October 15 @ 3:38 pm
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State Dept. Picks Caddell to Build New US Consulate in Milan

Contract has a total value of $209.9 million.

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  • October 14 @ 5:33 pm
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  • October 14 @ 5:33 pm

Large Canada Employers and Jobsites Mandate COVID-19 Vaccines

Contractors EllisDon and PCL have a Nov. 1 deadline for employees to get vaccinations, and giant BC Hydro and LNG Canada projects require site worker shots in coming weeks.

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  • October 14 @ 4:20 pm
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  • October 14 @ 4:20 pm

Large Employers and Jobsites in Canada Set COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates

Major firms EllisDon and PCL have a Nov. 1 deadline for employees to get vaccinations, with giant BC Hydro and LNG Canada projects also requiring site worker shots by January.

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  • October 14 @ 4:20 pm
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  • October 14 @ 4:20 pm

Big Canada Employers and Jobsites Set New COVID Vaccine Mandates

Major firms EllisDon and PCL have a Nov. 1 deadline for employees to get COVID vaccinations, with giant BC Hydro and LNG Canada projects also requiring site worker shots within the next couple of months.

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  • October 14 @ 4:20 pm
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Engineers’ Coalition Will Release Infrastructure Resilience Resource at COP26

“Infrastructure Pathways,” to debut at Oct. 31- Nov. 12 UN global climate change conference, is an online reference for construction industry professionals and others to boost best practices.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm
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US Dept. of Energy Is Funding Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Projects

Federal grants totaling $61 million will launch 10 pilot projects to help build a more efficient power grid.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm
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  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm

Engineers Coalition Releasing Infrastructure Resilience Resource at COP26

“Infrastructure Pathways” is intended as a guide for construction industry professionals, as well as engineers and others working on infrastructure.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm
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U.S. Dept. of Energy Grants Funding Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Projects

Federal grants totaling $61 million will launch 10 pilot projects to help build a more efficient power grid.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm
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  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm

US Dept. of Energy Grants Funding Grid-Interactive Efficient Building Projects

Grants totaling $61 million will get 10 pilot projects off the ground to help build a more efficient power grid.

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  • October 14 @ 4:00 pm
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First Test Successful to Fix Pile Upgrade for Settling Millennium Tower in San Francisco

Shimmick Construction Co. Inc. successfully completed the 36-in.-dia pilot pile casing installation at San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, proving the efficacy of the initial step of a less-disruptive construction method designed to allow the paused foundation fix at the ailing 645-ft-tall residential condominium to resume.

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  • October 14 @ 1:53 pm
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CSI Construction Camp for Young Women in Pa. Builds On Its Success

A Construction Specifications Institute-launched camp at two Pennsylvania sites to introduce high school students to careers in construction now is the model for a nationwide effort.

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  • October 14 @ 1:20 pm
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CSI Construction Camp for Girls in Pa. Builds On Its Success

The success of a Pennsylvania-based girls camp focused on introducing young women to careers in construction is now the model for a nationwide effort.

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  • October 14 @ 1:20 pm
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Pa.-Based Construction Camp for Girls Builds On Its Success

The success of a Pennsylvania-based girls camp focused on introducing young women to careers in construction is now the model for a nationwide effort.

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  • October 14 @ 1:20 pm
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AEC Sector Top and Bottom Line Bright Spots Seen, But Risks Also

Recent analyst reports for design, construction and equipment firms see signs of recovering demand and still solid profit, but also warn on overestimating growth

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  • October 14 @ 9:40 am
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Ottawa Issues Notice of Default to $1.7B Rail Line Team Over Derailments

JV of SNC Lavalin, EllisDon and ACS Infrastructure are under scrutiny related to a 30-year Confederation Line maintenance contract and design and construction issues, but one observer also questions the city’s project specifications.

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  • October 13 @ 6:30 pm
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Boston Developer Sues Contractor Alleging Delays That Cost Millions

Contractor John Moriarty & Associates has filed to place liens on the property, alleging project payments it still is owed.

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  • October 13 @ 3:00 pm
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  • October 13 @ 3:00 pm

Boston Developer Sues Contractor Alleging Construction Delays That Cost Millions

The contractor, John Moriarty & Associates, has filed to place liens on the property, alleging it’s still owed money for the project.

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  • October 13 @ 3:00 pm
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Skanska/Traylor JV Tapped for $1.6B NJ Bridge Replacement

Team chosen from four shortlisted will replace the 110-year-old Portal swing bridge with a fixed-span structure.

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  • October 13 @ 2:49 pm
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Skanska/Traylor JV Tapped for NJ’s $1.6B Portal Bridge Replacement

Team chosen from four bidders to replace 110-year-old swing bridge with a fixed-span structure.

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  • October 13 @ 2:49 pm
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Skanska/Traylor JV Tapped for $1.6B Portal Bridge Replacement

110-year-old swing bridge will be replaced with a fixed-span structure.

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  • October 13 @ 2:49 pm
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Egypt Awards $4.5B Contract for First Phase of High-Speed Rail

German-Egyptian consortium will build 660 kilometers.

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  • October 13 @ 2:28 pm
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Viewpoint: Now I Bring My Full Self to Work

Why fitting in at the office isn’t the easiest thing for immigrants.

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  • October 13 @ 2:00 pm
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Major Projects Boost California’s Effort to Build Housing for Homeless People

Projects across the state will address California’s ongoing affordable housing crisis.

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  • October 13 @ 1:13 pm
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Construction Economics for October 25, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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Construction Economics for October 18, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • October 13 @ 7:00 am
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UPDATE: Wash. State Carpenters Narrowly OK Three-Year Contract

Northwest Carpenters Union pact with contractors that includes a 15.43% wage and benefits hike is approved by 54% majority, with a strong on line and strike site opposition campaign.

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  • October 12 @ 3:35 pm
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In a Bid for Better Data, Turner Takes Crane Sensor Companywide

Turner Construction has signed a multiyear agreement to deploy Versatile's CraneView sensors to project sites across the U.S.

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  • October 12 @ 2:34 pm
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Materials Shortage Hampers Recovery, ABC Survey Says

Supply chain issues continue to plague the industry as contractor backlogs decline.

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  • October 12 @ 10:21 am
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Materials Shortage Hampers Recovery, Despite Improved Backlog Indicator

Supply chain issues continue to plague the industry as contractor backlog declines.

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  • October 12 @ 10:21 am
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  • October 12 @ 10:21 am

Quarter of US Critical Infrastructure Now at Risk of Failing From Floods, Report Finds

A new analysis from the First Street Foundation shows that a quarter of the country’s critical infrastructure may be at risk of becoming inoperable from flooding. 

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  • October 11 @ 8:33 pm
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  • October 11 @ 8:33 pm

Quarter of U.S. Critical Infrastructure at Risk of Flooding Now, Report Finds

A new analysis from the First Street Foundation shows that a quarter of the country’s critical infrastructure may be at risk of becoming inoperable from flooding. 

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  • October 11 @ 8:33 pm
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  • October 11 @ 8:33 pm

A Quarter of US Critical Infrastructure Is Now at Risk of Failing From Floods, New Report Finds

A new analysis from the First Street Foundation shows that a quarter of the country’s critical infrastructure may be at risk of becoming inoperable from flooding. 

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  • October 11 @ 8:33 pm
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New California Law Will Set Cement Sector Strategy to Cut GHG Emissions

The California Air Resource Board will have 18 months to develop a strategy for the state’s cement sector to reach net-zero greenhouse emissions by 2045.

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  • October 10 @ 4:00 pm
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  • October 10 @ 4:00 pm

Pennsylvania Developer Officially Tanks 1,000-MW Gas Powerplant

Robinson Power Co. cancelled huge Pittsburgh-area facility, which won state permits dating to 2017, after environmental groups challenged it as a “zombie” project that missed construction deadlines and lost grid access.

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  • October 10 @ 3:28 pm
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  • October 10 @ 3:28 pm

Pennsylvania Developer Offically Tanks 1,000-MW Gas-Fired Powerplant

Robinson Power Co. cancelled huge Pittsburgh-area facility, which won state permits dating to 2017, after environmental groups challenged it as a “zombie” project that missed construction deadlines and lost grid access.

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  • October 10 @ 3:28 pm
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Builder of $2.5B Gas Liquids Pipeline Faces 48 Pa. Criminal Charges

Energy Transfer LP is cited for drilling fluid leaks into groundwater and surface waters on 350-mile Mariner East project, incidents not reported to state regulators; contractors were not charged, but the owner has not commented.

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  • October 8 @ 11:25 am
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  • October 8 @ 11:25 am

Builder of $2.5B Mariner East Gas Liquids Pipeline Faces 48 Pa. Criminal Charges

Energy Transfer LP is cited for drilling fluid leaks into groundwater and surface waters on 350-mile gas line project, and did not report incidents to state regulators; contractors were not charged, but the owner has not responded to requests for comment.

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  • October 8 @ 11:25 am
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Construction Adds 22,000 Jobs in Sept., As All Sectors Post Gains

All three major construction sectors added jobs in September, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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  • October 8 @ 11:22 am
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Study: Cost-Benefit Analyses for Projects Are ‘Worse than Worthless’

UK researchers find the benefit-cost ratios for various project types are overestimated by between 50% and 200% 

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  • October 8 @ 11:00 am
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Study: Cost-Benefit Analyses for Projects ‘Worse than Worthless’

Researchers find the benefit-cost ratios for various project types are overestimated by between 50% and 200% 

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  • October 8 @ 11:00 am
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  • October 8 @ 11:00 am

Striking Washington State Carpenters Agree to Tentative Contract

Northwest Carpenters Union members are voting through Oct. 11 on a pact with contractors that includes a 15.43% wage and benefits increase in a three-year contract.

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  • October 7 @ 7:56 pm
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Pernix Federal Wins $319M Contract for US Consulate in Nigeria

Project site is in Eko Atlantic, a city being built on reclaimed land.

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  • October 7 @ 5:04 pm
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EEOC Sues Whiting-Turner Over Black Worker Treatment at Tennessee Google Project

The federal civil rights lawsuit alleges the contractor created a racially hostile work environment and fired employees who complained.

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  • October 7 @ 1:00 pm
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  • October 7 @ 1:00 pm

Drill Rig Collapses at Chicago Transit Authority Red/Purple Line Site, No Injuries Reported

A 100-ton hydraulic drill rig tipped over onto the street at the site of the Chicago Transit Authority's $2.1-billion Red/Purple line project. No injuries were reported and the cause of the incident is being investigated.

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  • October 7 @ 12:00 pm
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  • October 7 @ 12:00 pm

White House Reverses Trump Administration NEPA Cutbacks

Comments are due late November on proposed rules to restore indirect and cumulative project environmental impact review, among other changes; industry groups fear risk of delays.

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  • October 7 @ 7:10 am
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White House Follows Through To Reverse Trump NEPA Cutbacks

Comment due in late November on proposed rules to restore indirect and cumulative project environmental impact reviews, among other changes; industry groups foresee work delay risk as massive infrastructure program looms

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  • October 7 @ 7:10 am
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Canada Cites US Treaty in Battle Over Line 5 Pipeline Shutdown

Push to end Michigan suit to halt cross-border oil-gas line comes as owner aims to bid new contract by mid-October to build estimated $500M replacement tunnel.

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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm
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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm

Canada Cites US Treaty in Battle Over Line 5 Oil-Gas Pipeline Operating Risks

Push to end Michigan suit to halt Enbridge cross-border Line 5 comes as its owner aims to bid new construction contract by mid-October for estimated $500M replacement tunnel.

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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm
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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm

Canada Invokes US Treaty in Court Battle Over Line 5 Oil-Gas System

Push to end Michigan suit to halt Enbridge Line 5 pipeline comes as its owner aims to bid construction contract next week for an estimated $500M replacement tunnel.

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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm
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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm

Canada Invokes U.S. Treaty in Court Battle Over Border Oil-Gas Line

Push to end Michigan suit to halt Enbridge Line 5 pipeline comes as its owner aims to bid construction contract next week for an estimated $500M replacement tunnel.

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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm
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  • October 6 @ 5:30 pm

Oklahoma DOT Plans $7.7B in Construction Projects Over 8 Years

ODOT adds 300 projects worth nearly $2 billion to its eight-year plan.

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  • October 6 @ 4:00 pm
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  • October 6 @ 4:00 pm

Nucor Launches Line of Greener Steel Products

The steel-maker line of products for construction are more sustainable because they will be made with renewable energy.  

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  • October 6 @ 3:07 pm
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  • October 6 @ 3:07 pm

Pernix Federal Wins $319M Contract for US Consulate in Lagos

Project site is in Eko Atlantic, a city being built on reclaimed land.

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  • October 6 @ 2:47 pm
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  • October 6 @ 2:47 pm

Construction Economics for October 11, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • October 6 @ 7:00 am
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  • October 6 @ 7:00 am

Nashville YMCA $350M Redevelopment Includes City’s Tallest Building

Plans call for completion of a 750-ft-tall residential tower by 2026.

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  • October 5 @ 3:00 pm
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  • October 5 @ 3:00 pm

Nashville YMCA’s $350M Redevelopment Plan Includes City’s Tallest Building

Plans call for completion of Nashville's tallest building—a 750-ft-tall residential tower—by 2026.

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  • October 5 @ 3:00 pm
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  • October 5 @ 3:00 pm

Nashville YMCA Plans $350M Redevelopment Including City’s Tallest Building

Plans call for completion of Nashville's tallest building—a 750-ft-tall residential tower—by 2026.

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  • October 5 @ 3:00 pm
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  • October 5 @ 3:00 pm

Boston Moves Sweeping Carbon Emissions Measure Forward

Rule that requires buildings 20,000 sq ft and larger up to become carbon neutral by 2050 worries some owners

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  • October 5 @ 7:31 am
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  • October 5 @ 7:31 am

Trade Representative Signals No Thaw in Trade Relations with China, Tariffs to Remain

Tariffs on construction materials, other goods, to continue as Biden embraces combative approach.

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  • October 4 @ 11:16 pm
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  • October 4 @ 11:16 pm

USTR Signals No Thaw in Trade Relations with China, Tariffs to Remain

Tariffs on construction materials, other goods, to continue as Biden embraces combative approach.

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  • October 4 @ 11:16 pm
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  • October 4 @ 11:16 pm

Intel $20B Arizona Plant Expansion Aimed at Fixing Microchip Shortage

Previous projects at Intel’s Arizona facility required special construction considerations to deal with the heat.

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  • October 4 @ 5:00 pm
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  • October 4 @ 5:00 pm

Biden Signs 30-Day Highway-Transit Stopgap

Extension continues funding, brings DOT workers back to their jobs through Oct. 31.

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  • October 4 @ 3:02 pm
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  • October 4 @ 3:02 pm

Alabama to Use $400M in COVID-19 Relief Funds for $1.3B Prison Construction Program

Alabama plans to build two 4,000-bed prisons for men and a 1,000-bed prison for women to replace aging facilities federal officials have called unsafe.

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  • October 4 @ 1:00 pm
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  • October 4 @ 1:00 pm

Alabama to Use $400M in COVID Relief Funds for $1.3B Prison Construction Program

Alabama plans to build two 4,000-bed prisons for men and a 1,000-bed prison for women to replace aging facilities federal officials have called unsafe.

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  • October 4 @ 1:00 pm
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  • October 4 @ 1:00 pm

Alabama Governor Signs Bills for $1.3B Prison Construction Program

Alabama plans to build two 4,000-bed "mega-prisons" for men and a 1,000-bed prison for women to replace aging facilities federal officials have called unsafe.

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  • October 4 @ 1:00 pm
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  • October 4 @ 1:00 pm

Gilbane and NeXtera Robotics Form JV to Boost Robots on Jobsites

Contractor will jump from pilots to full deployment of a jobsite robotics platform developed with robotics startup NeXtera.

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  • October 4 @ 3:00 am
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  • October 4 @ 3:00 am

Gilbane and NeXtera Robotics Form JV to Supply More Robots to Jobsites

Gilbane Building Co. will jump from pilots to full deployment of a jobsite robotics platform developed in joint venture with robotics startup NeXtera.

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  • October 4 @ 3:00 am
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  • October 4 @ 3:00 am

$1.7B Boston Highway Project Takes Big Leap Forward

Massachusetts transportation officials will pursue plans to tear down a 1960s MassPike viaduct as part of the massive $1.7 billion highway reconfiguration and redevelopment project.

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  • October 3 @ 7:02 pm
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  • October 3 @ 7:02 pm

First Contract Awarded for $3.5B Everglades Restoration Project

Phillips and Jordan will start work in November under fixed-price $80-million first phase of the A-2 Reservoir south of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

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  • October 1 @ 3:35 pm
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  • October 1 @ 3:35 pm

First Construction Contract Awarded for Key Everglades Restoration Project

Work will begin in November on the estimated $3.5-billion A-2 Reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Florida’s Lake Okeechobee.

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  • October 1 @ 3:35 pm
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  • October 1 @ 3:35 pm

First Construction Contract Awarded for ‘Crown Jewel’ of Everglades Restoration

Work will begin in November on the first increment of construction for the estimated $3.5-billion A-2 Reservoir in the Everglades Agricultural Area south of Lake Okeechobee.

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  • October 1 @ 3:35 pm
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  • October 1 @ 3:35 pm

Ford Will Spend $11.4B on Tennessee, Kentucky EV Plant Projects

Automaker will build electric vehicle assembly and battery plant campus in Tennessee, plus a pair of battery factories in Kentucky.

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  • October 1 @ 1:00 pm
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  • October 1 @ 1:00 pm

Ford PlanS $11.4B in Tennessee, Kentucky EV Plant Projects

The projects include electric vehicle assembly and battery plant campus in Tennessee, plus a pair of battery factories in Kentucky.

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  • October 1 @ 1:00 pm
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  • October 1 @ 1:00 pm

Ford, SK Innovation Plan $11.4B in Tennessee, Kentucky EV Plant Projects

The projects include an auto assembly plant and battery plant campus in Tennessee, plus a pair of battery plants in Kentucky.

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  • October 1 @ 1:00 pm
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  • October 1 @ 1:00 pm

Connecticut High Court OKs Building $700M Gas-Fired Power Plant

Ruling denied opponents’ claim that state had to concurrently review impacts of a feeder natural gas line with NTE’s 650-MW plant, but two judges did not concur

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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm
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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm

Connecticut High Court Affirms Challenged $700M Gas-Fired Power Plant

Regulators did not need to concurrently review environmental impacts of the 650-MW plant’s feeder natural gas line, based on state law, the court said. Opponents challenged the approach, but their options now are unclear.

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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm
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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm

Connecticut High Court Affirms State OK of Challenged $700M Gas-Fired Power Plant

Regulators did not need to concurrently review environmental impacts of the 650-MW plant’s feeder natural gas line, based on state law, the court said. Opponents challenged the approach, but their options now are unclear.

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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm
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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm

Connecticut High Court Affirms State OK of Challenged $700M Gas Fired-Plant

Regulators correctly approved the proposed 650-MW plant in rural Killingly without also considering environmental impacts of a feeder natural gas line, based on state law, the court said. Opponents challenged the approach, but their options now are unclear.

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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm
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  • September 30 @ 4:00 pm

Congress Votes to Avert Shutdown, Adds $29B for Post-Disaster Rebuilds

Stopgap spending bill extends through Dec. 3.

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  • September 30 @ 3:27 pm
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  • September 30 @ 3:27 pm

Industry Leads for the Week of October 4, 2021

Information is derived from Industrial Reports, a market intelligence firm specializing in industrial construction.

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  • September 30 @ 11:55 am
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  • September 30 @ 11:55 am

Pulse: Project News for the Week of October 4, 2021

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics.

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  • September 30 @ 11:30 am
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  • September 30 @ 11:30 am

Reflective Coatings Deployed to Cool the Built Environment

In an effort to combat heat gain in urban areas and mitigate the effects of climate change, researchers in Arizona are evaluating reflective coatings for roadways.

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  • September 30 @ 11:27 am
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  • September 30 @ 11:27 am

Autodesk Partners With iOFFICE + SpaceIQ on Asset Operations

Further building out its investments in the operations space, Autodesk announced on Sept. 21 that it is entering into a partnership with iOFFICE + SpaceIQ, a provider of management software for capital planning and asset management for commercial buildings and properties.

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  • September 30 @ 11:00 am
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  • September 30 @ 11:00 am

2021 3Q Cost Report: Aging Iron, Delivery Delays Seen in Heavy Equipment Fleets

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in early 2020, many fleet managers took a wait-and-see approach, hoping that the year’s construction season would not be lost entirely.

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  • September 30 @ 10:53 am
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  • September 30 @ 10:53 am

2021 3Q Cost Report: No End in Sight to Year of Supply Chain Chaos and Materials Challenges

A record 62 cargo ships wait to dock at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as of Sept. 27, stuck floating off the coast amid a supply chain crunch impacting contractor bottom lines for more than a year.

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  • September 30 @ 10:47 am
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  • September 30 @ 10:47 am

2021 3Q Cost Report: Post-Pandemic Worker Shortages Add Wage Pressure

Labor rates remain relatively steady despite pandemic upheavals, but analysts noted some short-term adjustments to compensation by construction employers in 2020 with ongoing labor shortages continuing to pressure wages.

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  • September 30 @ 9:40 am
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  • September 30 @ 9:40 am

2021 3Q Cost Report: Construction Executives Stay Confident

Worries over price inflation and persistent labor shortages have cooled optimism among construction execs, but overall confidence in the market remains strong.

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  • September 30 @ 9:00 am
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  • September 30 @ 9:00 am

2021 3Q Cost Report: Construction Execs Stay Confident

Worries over price inflation and persistent labor shortages have cooled optimism among construction executives, but overall confidence in the market remains strong.

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  • September 30 @ 9:00 am
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  • September 30 @ 9:00 am

NJ Utility PSEG Adds Hundreds of Millions in New Infrastructure Spend

Giant power provider’s investment in grid clean energy and modernization now nears $17 billion through 2025, its CEO told investors on Sept. 29.

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  • September 30 @ 6:20 am
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  • September 30 @ 6:20 am

Carpenters Union Dissolves St. Louis-Kansas City Council, Merges Locals with Chicago

The merger follows a trend of reorganizing smaller districts into larger regional councils.

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  • September 29 @ 11:00 pm
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  • September 29 @ 11:00 pm

Procore Buys Levelset for $500M, Promises Payments and Lien Management Upgrades

Acquisition of construction payments and lien rights management technology provider is its largest ever and comes months after its $635-million IPO.

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  • September 29 @ 10:51 pm
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  • September 29 @ 10:51 pm

NYC Supertall Tower Condo Board Sues Over Alleged Construction, Design ‘Defects’

Residents of the 1,396-ft-tall 432 Park Avenue seek $250 million compensation for alleged building flaws.

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  • September 29 @ 9:00 pm
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  • September 29 @ 9:00 pm

Swinerton Exec Named to Lead Its PE-Acquired Renewables Spinoff

George Hershman, to be CEO of new construction business, also is a board member of solar sector trade group opposing possible U.S. tariffs on China-made components.

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  • September 29 @ 5:01 pm
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  • September 29 @ 5:01 pm

Swinerton Builders Exec Named to Lead Its PE-Acquired Renewables Spinoff

George Hershman, to be CEO of new business, also is a top exec of a solar sector trade group opposing possible U.S. tariffs on China-made components.

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  • September 29 @ 5:01 pm
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  • September 29 @ 5:01 pm

Massachusetts Building Trade Unions Launch Addiction Services Initiative

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh joined local union leaders to announce the new initiative.

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  • September 29 @ 4:00 pm
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  • September 29 @ 4:00 pm

Pile Test Likely for Settling Millennium Tower

A pilot pile program to prove the efficacy of a less-disruptive method for the paused foundation fix at the ailing Millennium Tower in San Francisco could begin the week of Oct. 4.

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  • September 29 @ 1:00 pm
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  • September 29 @ 1:00 pm

Study Shows Popularity of Design-Build Contracts Grows

Analysis by Design-Build Institute of America and consultant FMI says the construction approach will account for $400 billion of U.S. work by 2025.

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  • September 29 @ 12:32 pm
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  • September 29 @ 12:32 pm

Study: Popularity of Design-Build Contracts Grows

A study by the Design-Build Institute of America and FMI shows continued interest in the delivery method.

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  • September 29 @ 12:32 pm
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  • September 29 @ 12:32 pm

Charleston, S.C.’s $1.1B Wall Is ‘Optimized’ Solution to Stop Floods: Corps

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan calls for a 12-ft elevation storm surge wall to ring the Charleston Peninsula.

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  • September 28 @ 11:00 am
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  • September 28 @ 11:00 am

Charleston $1.1B Wall is ‘Optimized’ Solution to Stop Floods: Corps

A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan calls for a 12-ft-elevation storm surge wall to ring the Charleston Peninsula.

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  • September 28 @ 11:00 am
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  • September 28 @ 11:00 am

Wind Turbine Inspection Drone Startups Gain Ground in UK

As wind farms proliferate in ever more remote locations, a U.K. startup is deploying self-piloting drones to survey turbines blades and transmit data to produce detailed images of damage using artificial intelligence.

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  • September 27 @ 3:59 pm
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  • September 27 @ 3:59 pm

Developers Cancel $1B PennEast Natural Gas Pipeline

Controversial Pa-NJ project won in Supreme Court but battled local regulators, landowners and environmental groups.

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  • September 27 @ 3:15 pm
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  • September 27 @ 3:15 pm

UPDATE: Developers Cancel $1B PennEast Natural Gas Pipeline

Long controversial project gained key US Supreme Court approval to seize public land for 120-mile route from Pa. to NJ, but could not win key federal environmental permits

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  • September 27 @ 3:15 pm
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  • September 27 @ 3:15 pm

New Money Sources Must Supplement Infrastructure Bill, Experts Say

Former state DOT leaders say the $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill would be a start, but other funding is needed for critical infrastructure maintenance and new projects.

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  • September 27 @ 12:00 pm
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  • September 27 @ 12:00 pm

New Money Sources Must Supplement Funding Bill, Experts Say

Former state DOT leaders say the $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill would be a start, but other funding is needed for critical infrastructure maintenance and new projects.

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  • September 27 @ 12:00 pm
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  • September 27 @ 12:00 pm

New Money Sources Needed to Supplement Infrastructure Bill, Transportation Experts Say

Former state DOT leaders say the $1.3 trillion infrastructure bill would be a start, but more funding is needed for critical infrastructure maintenance and new projects.

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  • September 27 @ 12:00 pm
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  • September 27 @ 12:00 pm

Offshore Wind Projects Move Forward in Northeast, California

Massachusetts gains new proposals in third bid round for 1,600 MW of added capacity, while state’s first project closes on $2.3B of construction finance and feds expand development off New York.

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  • September 26 @ 2:50 pm
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  • September 26 @ 2:50 pm

Offshore Wind Projects Pushed Ahead in Northeast, California

Massachusetts gains new proposals in latest bid round for 1,600 MW of added capacity, while state’s first facility closes on $2.3B of construction finance and feds expand development off New York.

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  • September 26 @ 2:50 pm
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  • September 26 @ 2:50 pm

Viewpoint: Adjusting to the ‘Post-Truth’ Environment Driving Up Insurance Claims Costs

How the pandemic has added to the unpredictability.

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  • September 24 @ 10:26 am
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  • September 24 @ 10:26 am

Viewpoint: Adjusting to The ‘Post-Truth’ Environment Drives Up Claims Costs

How the pandemic has added to the unpredictability.

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  • September 24 @ 10:26 am
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  • September 24 @ 10:26 am

Viewpoint: Adjusting to The ‘Post-Truth’ Environment Driving Up Claims Costs

How the pandemic has added to the unpredictability.

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  • September 24 @ 10:26 am
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  • September 24 @ 10:26 am

Project Team Modernizes Historic Springfield, Mass. Dam

Work recently started on a $3.6-million overhaul and modernization of the Watershops Pond Dam in Springfield, Mass.  

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  • September 24 @ 10:04 am
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  • September 24 @ 10:04 am

Fla. Gov. DeSantis Clears Way for Controversial $1B Kendall Parkway Project

An administrative law judge had recommended that the project not move forward due to environmental concerns.

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  • September 24 @ 9:48 am
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  • September 24 @ 9:48 am

Drought Could Lower Ariz. Hydro Plant Water Level Below Operating Minimum

Projection for 1.3-GW Glen Canyon plant comes as total US hydropower output to fall 14% in 2021 due to western states’ rain shortfall, says US Energy Dept.

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  • September 24 @ 6:30 am
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  • September 24 @ 6:30 am

Drought Could Lower Ariz. Hydro Plant Water Level Below Minimum To Operate

Projection for 1.3-GW plant comes as total US hydropower output will fall 14% in 2021 due to western states’ rain shortfall, says US Energy Dept.

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  • September 24 @ 6:30 am
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  • September 24 @ 6:30 am

Drought Could Lower Lake Powell Water Below Minimum for Glen Canyon Powerplant

New federal projection shows 34% likelihood by 2023 that lake water could fall below the level needed for the 1.3 GW plant in Page, Ariz. to generate electricity.

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  • September 24 @ 6:30 am
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  • September 24 @ 6:30 am

Study: Union Construction Training Has Economic, Social Benefits on Par With College Degree

Union construction apprenticeships deliver similar salary and social outcomes such as marriage and home ownership as four-year college degrees, according to an analysis of 10 years of Department of Labor and Census Bureau data.

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  • September 23 @ 8:55 pm
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  • September 23 @ 8:55 pm

$1B PennEast Gas Line May Not Happen, Despite Key Supreme Court Win

Long controversial 120-mile line from Pa. was allowed to seize NJ state land but now developer is unclear on its schedule or intent to build the project.

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  • September 23 @ 3:50 pm
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  • September 23 @ 3:50 pm

Poll: President Biden’s Vaccine Workplace Mandate

Contractors, associations worried that mandate will impact workforce availability.

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  • September 23 @ 2:04 pm
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  • September 23 @ 2:04 pm

Washington Carpenters Union Strike Continues Week After Contract’s End

No new negotiations have been scheduled as union leaders work to reach a consensus with members who rejected the latest tentative contract.

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  • September 23 @ 2:00 pm
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  • September 23 @ 2:00 pm

PennDOT Narrows Search for P3 Partner to Manage Big Bridge Rehab Effort

Three teams are shortlisted to submit proposals to design, build, operate and maintain major existing non-tolled interstate bridges under 20- to 30-year concession agreements.

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  • September 22 @ 5:35 pm
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  • September 22 @ 5:35 pm

Inspection Tool FieldGenius Aims to Improve Workflows for Civil Construction

FieldGenius from Leica Geosystems brings survey and inspection data from the field directly into InfoTech's Appia, bridging a gap in road inspections that can introduce errors and delays.

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  • September 22 @ 5:24 pm
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  • September 22 @ 5:24 pm

Study: Senate Infrastructure Bill’s Highway-Transit Hikes Boost GDP, Jobs

Report finds that construction would account for 48% of bill's new jobs from highway and transit increases.

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  • September 22 @ 3:09 pm
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  • September 22 @ 3:09 pm

AGC, Procore Launch HBCU Scholarship to Boost Industry Diversity

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  • September 22 @ 2:00 pm
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  • September 22 @ 2:00 pm

Sound Transit Light Rail To Open Seattle Extension with Two Underground Stations

Northgate Link Extension is set for Oct. 2 opening as part of Puget Sound light rail expansion.

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  • September 22 @ 12:31 pm
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  • September 22 @ 12:31 pm

Sound Transit Light Rail To Open Extension with Two Underground Stations

Northgate Link Extension is set for Oct. 2 opening as part of Puget Sound light rail expansion.

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  • September 22 @ 12:31 pm
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  • September 22 @ 12:31 pm

Sound Transit Light Rail Opening Northgate Link Extension with Two Underground Stations

Sound Transit aims to open the Northgate Link Extension in October as part of its extension of light rail throughout the Puget Sound.

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  • September 22 @ 12:31 pm
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  • September 22 @ 12:31 pm

Construction Economics for October 4, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • September 22 @ 7:00 am
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  • September 22 @ 7:00 am

Construction Economics for September 27, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • September 22 @ 7:00 am
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  • September 22 @ 7:00 am

High-Profile Interstate Oil Pipelines Face New Project Issues

Line 3 is at risk for Minnesota criminal charge after construction aquifer rupture, as Dakota Access asks US Supreme Court to restore a key water-crossing permit and halt Corps of Engineers environmental review

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  • September 21 @ 5:16 pm
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  • September 21 @ 5:16 pm

Dakota Access, Line 3 Oil Pipelines Face New Project Issues

Line 3 is at risk for Minnesota criminal charge in construction aquifer rupture, as Dakota Access seeks a US Supreme Court push to halt Corps of Engineers environmental review.

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  • September 21 @ 5:16 pm
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  • September 21 @ 5:16 pm

Dakota Access, Line 3 Oil Pipelines Face New Government Snags

Line 3 is at risk for Minnesota criminal charge in construction aquifer rupture, while Dakota Access seeks a US Supreme Court push to halt a Corps of Engineers environmental review.

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  • September 21 @ 5:16 pm
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  • September 21 @ 5:16 pm

House Bill Has Continuing Resolution, $29B for Disaster Relief, but No Highway Stopgap

Package also would suspend debt limit, drawing heavy GOP opposition.

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  • September 21 @ 4:44 pm
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  • September 21 @ 4:44 pm

House Bill Has Continuing Resolution $27B for Disaster Relief, But No Highway Stopgap

Package also would suspend debt limit, drawing heavy GOP opposition.

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  • September 21 @ 4:44 pm
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  • September 21 @ 4:44 pm

OSHA Targets Heat Hazards with New Worksite Safety Measures

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  • September 21 @ 4:14 pm
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  • September 21 @ 4:14 pm

After 2020 Layoffs, Mott MacDonald Construction Unit Puts Out Help-Wanted Sign

JN Bentley coped with COVID-related market issues last year by shedding 15% of its 1,500-person staff.

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  • September 21 @ 4:00 pm
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  • September 21 @ 4:00 pm

After Layoffs in 2020, Mott MacDonald Construction Unit Puts Out Help-Wanted Sign

JN Bentley coped with COVID-related market issues in 2020 by shedding 15% of its 1,500-person staff, but UK environmental infrastructure work now is rolling.

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  • September 21 @ 4:00 pm
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  • September 21 @ 4:00 pm

Top 100 Design Firms, Contractors Share Five Common Sustainability Challenges

Reaching sustainable standards can sometimes be counterintuitive to the traditional design and construction process.

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  • September 21 @ 2:44 pm
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  • September 21 @ 2:44 pm

European Startup Plans Colorado Hyperloop Test Facility

Association of American Railroads subsidiary TTCI has partnered with European transportation technology startup Swisspod to build a hyperloop test track in Pueblo, Colo.

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  • September 21 @ 11:40 am
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  • September 21 @ 11:40 am

Emissions Related to Concrete May Halve by 2050 Even With More Use, Says Study

An analysis has projected the potential for reduced greenhouse gas emissions from cleaner concrete production even with increased use of the material. 

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  • September 20 @ 3:30 pm
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  • September 20 @ 3:30 pm

North Carolina Program Aims to Help Coastal Towns Plan, Protect Against Floods

Resilient Coastal Communities Program has awarded $675,000 to 25 communities for the first two phases of the effort to protect local infrastructure.

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  • September 20 @ 2:15 pm
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  • September 20 @ 2:15 pm

North Carolina Program Helping Coastal Towns Plan, Build Protections Against Floods

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  • September 20 @ 2:15 pm
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  • September 20 @ 2:15 pm

As Opponents Continue Line 3 Fight, Wild Rice and Tribal Sovereignty Take Center Stage

The Line 3 site illustrates the impact of environmental justice movements around the nation.

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  • September 19 @ 12:17 pm
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  • September 19 @ 12:17 pm

TVA Ends Key Link to Long-Unfinished Alabama Nuclear Plant

Power producer won’t renew permits to allow private firm to complete Bellefonte plant after August court ruling cancels a 2016 purchase deal; TVA now seeks options to redevelop the 1,600-acre site.

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  • September 18 @ 2:20 pm
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  • September 18 @ 2:20 pm

Audit: NCDOT’s $2B Cash Surplus ‘Largely Due to Chance’

Changes in financial management needed to avoid a repeat of the massive funding shortfall of 2019, state auditor says.

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  • September 17 @ 3:24 pm
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  • September 17 @ 3:24 pm

Audit: N.C. DOT’s $2B Cash Surplus ‘Largely Due to Chance’

Changes in financial management needed to avoid a repeat of the massive funding shortfall of 2019, state auditor says.

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  • September 17 @ 3:24 pm
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  • September 17 @ 3:24 pm

AGC to White House: COVID Vaccine Mandates Will Hurt Infrastructure Efforts, Companies

Contractor group wants workplace definition changes, employer mandate liability and enforcement clarifications, among other things for federal contractors and large firms

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  • September 17 @ 12:20 pm
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  • September 17 @ 12:20 pm

AGC to White House: Vaccine Mandates Will Hurt Infrastructure Efforts, Companies

The Associated General Contractors of America made public a list of concerns with the upcoming federal project and large employer vaccine mandates announced by the Biden administration including everything from their effect on the available workforce to who is responsible for compliance.

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  • September 17 @ 12:20 pm
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  • September 17 @ 12:20 pm

EPA to Set PFAS Source Guidelines

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Sept. 8 said it plans to set effluent limitations guidelines and pretreatment standards for industrial facilities that manufacture per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), as well as chromium electroplating facilities, which use PFAS in their processes. 

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  • September 17 @ 10:30 am
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  • September 17 @ 10:30 am

Louisiana Contractors Brace for Impact On Labor, Materials in Efforts to Rebuild

Between COVID-19, the five named storms that hit the state in 2020 and the industry’s ever-present labor shortage, Louisiana contractors have spent the last year trying to get by with a maxed-out workforce and pandemic-related supply chain shortages.

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  • September 17 @ 10:00 am
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  • September 17 @ 10:00 am

Washington Carpenters Union Strikes After Voting to Reject Contract

Washington state carpenters strike after rejecting an AGC of Washington contract.

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  • September 16 @ 4:52 pm
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  • September 16 @ 4:52 pm

Seattle Labor Office Orders Concrete Companies to Pay $2M For Alleged Violations

Two concrete subcontractors are fined for failing to pay overtime, among other offenses.

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  • September 16 @ 4:17 pm
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  • September 16 @ 4:17 pm

Construction Tech Startup Versatile Secures $80M in Series B Funding Round

Crane-mounted sensor and jobsite intelligence startup Versatile announced on Sept. 14 that it has secured $80 million in Series B funding. This comes on the heels of a $20 million Series A funding round secured in December 2020.

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  • September 16 @ 2:33 pm
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  • September 16 @ 2:33 pm

Tough Road Ahead to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5°C by 2100

Reaching the Paris Agreement’s greenhouse-gas-emission reduction targets to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C by 2100 is possible but extremely difficult without huge commitments and major actions of G20 nations and others, says a new study.

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  • September 16 @ 1:48 pm
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  • September 16 @ 1:48 pm

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Massachusetts Facility Is Revamped for Vaccines

Site work is underway for a vaccine manufacturing facility in a Dartmouth, Mass., business park, set to develop new vaccines for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

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  • September 16 @ 1:15 pm
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  • September 16 @ 1:15 pm

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Mass. Facility Is Revamped for Vaccines

Site work is underway for a vaccine manufacturing facility in a Dartmouth, Mass., business park, with plans for developing new vaccines for COVID-19 and other infectious diseases.

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  • September 16 @ 1:15 pm
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  • September 16 @ 1:15 pm

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Pace Picks Up on Salt Lake City Wastewater Plant

Sundt and PCL are constructing a $700-million water reclamation facility to replace an aging 33-million-gallon-per-day wastewater treatment plant in the city.

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  • September 16 @ 1:00 pm
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  • September 16 @ 1:00 pm

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Pace Picks Up on Salt Lake Wastewater Plant

Sundt and PCL are constructing a $700-million water reclamation facility to replace an aging 33-million-gallon-a-day wastewater treatment plant in northern Salt Lake City, Utah.

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  • September 16 @ 1:00 pm
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  • September 16 @ 1:00 pm

Online Equipment Marketplace eqhq Takes a Deep Dive Into Data

When looking to buy or sell a piece of construction equipment, options are often limited. There are a few big auction houses, a handful of websites and a local network of dealers, contractors and rental houses that might be interested.

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  • September 16 @ 12:03 pm
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  • September 16 @ 12:03 pm

Tech Startup TOGAL.AI Deploys Algorithms to Automate 2D Takeoffs

Automating some of the more tedious tasks in construction has been a target of machine learning for years, but the startup TOGAL.AI has zeroed in on one annoying task that has been overlooked.

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  • September 16 @ 12:02 pm
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  • September 16 @ 12:02 pm

Pollution Leak Taints $56B HS2 Project in UK

As the first anniversary of work on the U.K.’s 225-km London-Birmingham high-speed railroad (HS2) is reached, news of a major bentonite leak of more than 1,500 cu m at the project’s first tunnel has revived opposition to the project.

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  • September 16 @ 12:00 pm
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  • September 16 @ 12:00 pm

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Oil Platforms Boost Production in the Gulf of Mexico

Over the summer, BP marked the safe start-up of the Manuel project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico, the fourth of five major projects the energy company expects to deliver globally in 2021.

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  • September 16 @ 11:30 am
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  • September 16 @ 11:30 am

Construction Economics for September 20, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • September 16 @ 11:00 am

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Winds of Change at Mojave Wind Farm

Work is underway by Mortenson to repower the 60-MW Oasis wind farm in Mojave, Calif., for renewable energy developer and operator Terra-Gen. After acquiring the plant in 2019, Terra-Gen brought in Mortenson as its construction partner to repower the facility, which first operated in 2004. 

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  • September 16 @ 11:00 am
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  • September 16 @ 11:00 am

Clean Energy Investments in $3.5T Budget Bill Will Cut 1B Tons of GHG Emissions, Study Says

House-Senate committee measures would have up to 10 times more impact than the Energy Act of 2020, says analysis, as Chevron says it will grow lower carbon energy businesses by $10 billion through 2028.

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  • September 16 @ 10:40 am
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  • September 16 @ 10:40 am

$3.5T Budget Bill Items To Cut 1 Billion Tons of GHG Emissions, Study Says

House-Senate committee measures would have up to 10 times more impact than the Energy Act of 2020, says analysis, as Chevron says it will grow lower carbon energy businesses by $10 billion through 2028.

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  • September 16 @ 10:40 am
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  • September 16 @ 10:40 am

$3.5T Budget Bill Items Would Cut 1 Billion Tons of GHG Emissions, Study Says

House-Senate committee measures would have up to 10 times more impact than the Energy Act of 2020, says analysis, as Chevron says it will grow lower carbon energy businesses by $10 billion through 2028.

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  • September 16 @ 10:40 am
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  • September 16 @ 10:40 am

2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Caltrans Updates a Coastal Corridor

As part of an overall strategy to relieve congestion and expand mobility options in Santa Barbara County, Calif., Granite Construction is serving as construction manager for Caltrans’ upgrade of a 10.8-mile segment of U.S. Route 101 between the cities of Santa Barbara and Carpinteria.

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  • September 16 @ 10:00 am
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2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Va. Office Tower Is a Sustainable Addition

Skanska will break ground this fall on a nine-story office tower in Arlington, Va. The building will feature 191,000 sq ft of office space and 10,000 sq ft of retail space.

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  • September 16 @ 8:00 am
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  • September 16 @ 8:00 am

Maryland Extends Purple Line Contractor Search

State allows three short-listed design-build teams more time to finish due diligence, extending selection until February for long delayed $2B light rail line.

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  • September 15 @ 3:50 pm
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  • September 15 @ 3:50 pm

San Francisco Advises Continued Pause of Fix for Settling Millennium Tower

San Francisco Dept. of Building Inspection advises the Millennium Tower homeowners association to “refrain from resuming” the pile foundation retrofit for the settling 645-ft-tall condominium until a new approach to the fix is reviewed by the city.

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  • September 15 @ 3:07 pm
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2021 Top 400 Sourcebook: Contractors Seek to Deliver Certainty to Project Owners

Last year, as the pandemic upended the construction industry, contractors hatched a plan to come together. Determined to keep jobsites open and deemed essential around the U.S., a group of contractors partnered on turnkey coronavirus prevention protocols for all companies to use.

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  • September 15 @ 3:00 pm
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  • September 15 @ 3:00 pm

House Panel Clears $40B for Infrastructure in Emerging Budget Package

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee includes the funds in its part of $3.5T reconciliation package.

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  • September 15 @ 2:10 pm
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  • September 15 @ 2:10 pm

House Panel Clears $50B for Infrastructure in Emerging Budget Package

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee includes the funds in its part of $3.5T reconciliation package.

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  • September 15 @ 2:10 pm
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  • September 15 @ 2:10 pm

Amtrak Closes Deal for Its Landmark Philadelphia Station Renovation

Amtrak has finalized the terms of a lease and development agreement for Philadelphia’s historic William H. Gray III 30th Street Station.

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  • September 15 @ 1:57 pm
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  • September 15 @ 1:57 pm

Corps Releases Final Report on $29B Texas Gulf Coast Hurricane Defense Plan

Plans for a multiple lines of defense strategy to protect the Texas Gulf Coast from hurricanes and storm surge moves to Congress for approval with the release of a a final feasibility report and final environmental impact statement from the Corps of Engineers and Texas General Land Office that proposes $28.87 billion in coastal protection […]

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  • September 15 @ 4:00 am
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  • September 15 @ 4:00 am

Michigan Dam Failures Caused by Rapid Liquefaction of Downstream Sand Embankments

Heavy rains leading to a rather new phenomenon, static liquefaction of sand embankments, only previously observed in tailings dams led to property damage and flooding in central Michigan

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  • September 14 @ 5:27 pm
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  • September 14 @ 5:27 pm

New York City Issues 1,500 Stop Work Orders at Construction Sites

Inspectors also issued more than 3,600 violations, during the Dept. of Buildings' three-month safety sweep, to contractors and site safety professionals for failing to keep sites safe.

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  • September 14 @ 3:57 pm
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  • September 14 @ 3:57 pm

Vaccine Mandate: How Employers Can Prepare

President Biden’s vaccine mandate has left many businesses, including in construction, uncertain about what’s next. But legal experts say there are ways to prepare.

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  • September 14 @ 2:40 pm
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  • September 14 @ 2:40 pm

ABC Construction Backlog Indicator Falls in August

The drop indicates a slowdown in the construction recovery, ABC reports.

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  • September 14 @ 2:14 pm
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  • September 14 @ 2:14 pm

California’s New Wood Waste Disposal Law Solves a Big Problem for Contractors

AGC of California’s CEO called Gov. Newsom’s signing of the bill a “really big deal” for state transportation contractors.

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  • September 14 @ 12:37 pm
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  • September 14 @ 12:37 pm

Peninsula Turns Ex-Jail Site Into Bronx Community Centerpiece

The project builds 850,000-sq-ft of affordable housing, outdoor space and mixed usage on Hunts Point

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  • September 14 @ 10:00 am
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  • September 14 @ 10:00 am

Virginia Water Infrastructure Project Gets Boost From EPA Loan

The loan, one of two EPA is providing to Hampton Roads Sanitation District, will help replenish the aquifer, address rising sea levels and help protect the Chesapeake Bay. 

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  • September 13 @ 4:44 pm
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  • September 13 @ 4:44 pm

Contractors Await Key Specifics About Biden Vaccine Mandate

How expected OSHA standard will deal with enforcing jobsite compliance by subcontractors is unclear.

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  • September 10 @ 12:27 pm
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  • September 10 @ 12:27 pm

NJ Firm Hyper Tracks Building Renovation for Dartmouth, Mass., Vaccine Plant

Site work is underway for 45,000-sq-ft clinical-scale manufacturing facility in the New Bedford, Business Park./p>

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  • September 9 @ 11:16 pm
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  • September 9 @ 11:16 pm

Viewpoint: A Critical Moment For a Historic Funding Measure for Highways

Transportation contractors should rally behind the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

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  • September 9 @ 10:50 pm
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  • September 9 @ 10:50 pm

Empowering Flight 93’s Tower of Voices in Shanksville, Pa., to Speak

The last element of the three-phase Flight 93 National Memorial near Shanksville, Pa.—the “Tower of Voices”—may  finally be adjusted to speak this fall. 

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  • September 9 @ 10:21 pm
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  • September 9 @ 10:21 pm

Canada Drops Criminal Prosecution of Kiewit In Jobsite Fatality

British Columbia authorities say key expert witness death and changed testimonies related to rock scaler Sam Fitzpatrick's fatal accident made conviction of contractor and two ex-managers unlikely.

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  • September 9 @ 7:50 pm
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  • September 9 @ 7:50 pm

Canada Drops Criminal Prosecution of Kiewit for Jobsite Fatality

British Columbia authorities say death of key expert witness and changed testimonies related to the 2009 incident made conviction of contractor and two former managers unlikely.

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  • September 9 @ 7:50 pm
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  • September 9 @ 7:50 pm

Canada Drops Criminal Prosecution of Kiewit for 2009 Fatality

British Columbia authorities say death of key expert witness and changed testimonies made conviction of contractor and two former managers unlikely.

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  • September 9 @ 7:50 pm
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  • September 9 @ 7:50 pm

Power Contractor Quanta Boosts Renewables Push With $2.4B Purchase

Utility construction giant said it will wrap acquisition of family-owned clean energy EPC sector leader Blattner Co. in fourth quarter.

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  • September 9 @ 5:30 am
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  • September 9 @ 5:30 am

After Years of Flood Protection Efforts, A New Jersey Town Is No Match for Ida

Millburn, N.J. is a microcosm for recurring flood woes in municipalities–and ineffective ways of limiting damage from big storms.

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  • September 8 @ 5:57 pm
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  • September 8 @ 5:57 pm

Fusion Test Produces More Power Than It Takes In

A nuclear fusion startup led by scientists at MIT announces a major advance that the team believes could pave the way for the world’s first commercial fusion power reactor by the end of the decade.

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  • September 8 @ 5:00 pm
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  • September 8 @ 5:00 pm

Flawed Welding Faulted in Mexico City Subway Collapse

The DNV report concluded the elevated steel structure and concrete rail bed were acting as “independent parallel beams,” and experiencing “loading conditions for which they were not designed.”

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  • September 8 @ 3:00 pm
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  • September 8 @ 3:00 pm

USGBC Seeks New President and CEO

Search begins for a leader of the group that developed the popular green-building certification program, known as LEED.

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  • September 8 @ 9:57 am
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  • September 8 @ 9:57 am

Unique Floating Fire Station to Open on San Francisco Waterfront

A floating fire station is nearing completion along San Francisco’s waterfront at Pier 22½ which will replace an existing fire station and fire boat berthing facility.

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  • September 7 @ 4:05 pm
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  • September 7 @ 4:05 pm

NRC Cites Vogtle Safety Violations as Georgia Power Projects Construction Delays

The utility pushed back the respective in-service dates for Units 3 and 4 by several months.

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  • September 7 @ 3:56 pm
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  • September 7 @ 3:56 pm

New AGC Virtual Learning Platform Brings Construction to Young Californians

The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California launches a free, online learning platform for young people interested in construction.

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  • September 7 @ 11:04 am
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  • September 7 @ 11:04 am

Construction Loses 3,000 Jobs in August, But Jobless Rate Falls to 4.6%

Job losses in nonresidential segments outpaced gains in residential sector.

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  • September 3 @ 9:04 am
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  • September 3 @ 9:04 am

Chicago Construction Tech Community Checks Out Latest Startups at BuiltWorlds Summit

Product demos by startups, networking and venture capital panels brought back a familiar, if masked, sense of collegiality Sept. 1, for demo day of the BuiltWorlds Summit 2021 at Chicago's Westin River North.

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  • September 2 @ 11:22 pm
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  • September 2 @ 11:22 pm

Chicago Construction Tech Community Checks Out Latest Startups as BuiltWorlds Summit Returns

Product demos by startups, networking and venture capital panels brought back a familiar, if masked, sense of collegiality Sept. 1, for demo day of the BuiltWorlds Summit 2021 at Chicago's Westin River North.

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  • September 2 @ 11:22 pm
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  • September 2 @ 11:22 pm

OSHA Probes Two July Fatalities at Amazon Philadelphia Jobsites

According to one contractor, an employee was seen removing mandated safety equipment before he fell from roof of a distribution center under construction.

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  • September 2 @ 4:35 pm
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  • September 2 @ 4:35 pm

OSHA Probes Two July Fatalities at Amazon Philadelphia Sites

According to one contractor, an employee was seen removing mandated safety equipment before he fell from roof of a distribution center under construction.

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  • September 2 @ 4:35 pm
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  • September 2 @ 4:35 pm

Labor Shortages, Supply Chain Roadblocks, COVID-19 Still Hamper Contractors

Pandemic-related material delays continue to plague construction even as the labor shortage reaches pre-pandemic levels.

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  • September 2 @ 3:14 pm
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  • September 2 @ 3:14 pm

Construction Economics for September 6, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • September 2 @ 11:00 am
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  • September 2 @ 11:00 am

Pulse: Project News for the Week of September 6, 2021

Project news from Dodge Data & Analytics

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  • September 2 @ 9:00 am
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  • September 2 @ 9:00 am

Industry Leads for the Week of September 6, 2021

Information is derived from Industrial Reports, a market intelligence firm specializing in industrial construction.

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  • September 2 @ 9:00 am
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  • September 2 @ 9:00 am

Army Corps Looks to the Cloud for Flood Modeling

Generating the best possible models of storm surge, flooding and coastal conditions has been a major goal of the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center.

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  • September 2 @ 8:00 am
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  • September 2 @ 8:00 am

Top Global Contractors, Design Firms Find Opportunities in Africa

From smart cities to bridges, these five projects highlight work being performed in Africa by firms that ranked among ENR’s top international lists this year.

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  • September 1 @ 2:40 pm
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  • September 1 @ 2:40 pm

Q&A: Bentley Systems’ Claire Rutkowski on Remote Work, Burnout and the Hybrid Office

The tech firm’s CIO talks with ENR about how a blend of remote and in-office workers will be the norm going forward, and how industry firms can adapt to this hybrid approach.

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  • September 1 @ 2:12 pm
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  • September 1 @ 2:12 pm

Trump ‘Waters of the US’ Definition Revise Is Tossed By Federal Judge

The Biden Administration is set to issue its own draft version by year end, but court ruling was not sought by agencies and opens new uncertainties in some protected water status.

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  • August 31 @ 3:53 pm
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  • August 31 @ 3:53 pm

Entergy Proposes Two Options to Restore Power to New Orleans

The utility could create a mini electric grid using power from plants within the metropolitan region.

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  • August 31 @ 3:00 pm
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  • August 31 @ 3:00 pm

Entergy Proposes 2 Options to Restore Power to New Orleans

The utility could create a mini electric grid using power from plants within the metropolitan region.

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  • August 31 @ 3:00 pm
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  • August 31 @ 3:00 pm

Post-Katrina Levee System Weathers Ida’s Fierce Winds, Surge

Contractors, Corps, state officials still assessing damage from one of the worst storms to ever hit Louisiana.

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  • August 30 @ 7:06 pm
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  • August 30 @ 7:06 pm

Hurricane Risk Reduction System Weathers Ida’s Fierce Winds, Surge

Contractors, Corps, state officials still assessing damage from one of the worst storms to ever hit Louisiana.

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  • August 30 @ 7:06 pm
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  • August 30 @ 7:06 pm

Canada Energy Infrastructure Giants Reach Hostile Takeover Pact

After a six-month battle and two raised bids, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners will buy oil transporter and petrochemical developer Inter Pipeline for C$8.6 billion.

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  • August 30 @ 5:40 pm
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  • August 30 @ 5:40 pm

As Fracture Questions Remain, Team Raced to Save Mississippi River Bridge

The puzzle over how the fracture occurred, and how the bridge was still standing, remains as the bridge reopens.

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  • August 30 @ 3:55 pm
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  • August 30 @ 3:55 pm

Kiewit Will Build the First Offshore Wind Substation in the US

The contract value was not disclosed, but the company’s offshore unit will produce the component for NY’s first wind farm at its oil and gas fabrication site in Texas, said project developers.

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  • August 28 @ 1:19 pm
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  • August 28 @ 1:19 pm

Kiewit Will Build in Texas the First US Offshore Wind Substation

Contract value not disclosed, but offshore unit will produce the structure at its oil and gas fabrication site for NY’s first wind farm, said project developers at big industry conference in Richmond.

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  • August 28 @ 1:19 pm
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  • August 28 @ 1:19 pm

Kiewit Will Design and Build First US Made Offshore Wind Substation

Contract value was not disclosed, but firm’s offshore energy fabrication unit will develop the structure at its Texas oil and gas fabrication site, said wind project developers at big industry conference in Richmond.

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  • August 28 @ 1:19 pm
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  • August 28 @ 1:19 pm

Georgia DOT Drops Big P3 Procurement After Price Comes in Unexpectedly High

State DOT chief engineer cites volatile material prices and uncertain times.

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  • August 27 @ 12:37 pm
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  • August 27 @ 12:37 pm

Disputed $700M Minnesota Natural Gas Plant Is Needed, State Appeals Court Rules

Utility builder said the 525-MW facility is a bridge from coal to renewable sources but opponents sued to stop the project, claiming it wasn’t in ratepayers’ ‘best interest,’ and also are making last-ditch efforts to halt the nearly completed Enbridge oil Line 3 replacement in the state.

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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm
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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm

Opposed $700M Minnesota Natural Gas Plant Is Needed, State Appeals Court Rules

Utility builder said the 525-MW facility is a bridge from coal to renewable sources but opponents sued to stop the project, claiming it wasn’t in ratepayers’ ‘best interest,’ and also are making last-ditch efforts to halt the nearly completed Enbridge oil Line 3 replacement in the state.

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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm
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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm

$700M Minnesota Natural Gas Plant Is Needed, State Appeals Court Rules

Opponents had sued to stop the project, claiming it was not in ratepayers’ ‘best interests,’ but utility builder defends 525-MW facility as bridge from coal to renewable sources.

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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm
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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm

$700M Minnesota Natural Gas Plant Is Needed, Appeals Court Rules

Opponents had sued to stop the project, claiming it was not in ratepayers’ ‘best interests,’ but utility builder defends it as bridge from coal to renewable sources.

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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm
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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm

Minnesota $700M Natural Gas Plant Is Needed, Appeals Court Rules

Opponents had sued to stop the project, claiming it was not in ratepayers’ ‘best interests,’ but utility builder defends it as bridge from coal to renewable sources.

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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm
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  • August 26 @ 6:00 pm

Developer Plans to Transform Abandoned Kansas City Rail Bridge Into a ‘Destination’

Locals hope the project will spur revitalization of communities on either side of the crossing.

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  • August 26 @ 2:57 pm
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  • August 26 @ 2:57 pm

Abandoned Kansas City Rail Bridge To Get New Life as Tourist Hot Spot

Locals hope that the redeveloped bridge will help spur the revitalization of communities on either side of the crossing.

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  • August 26 @ 2:57 pm
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  • August 26 @ 2:57 pm

Abandoned Kansas City Railroad Bridge to Get New Life as Tourist Hot Spot

Locals hope that the redeveloped bridge will help spur the redevelopment of communities on either side of the crossing.

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  • August 26 @ 2:57 pm
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  • August 26 @ 2:57 pm

Greek-French Consortium Wins Greece’s Largest Road Privatization

35-year contract includes nearly 900 km of roads.

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  • August 25 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 25 @ 11:00 pm

NIST Names Team Investigating Champlain Towers South Collapse

The agency says it will not report preliminary findings before issuing its final report unless investigators discover issues that would impact public safety.

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  • August 25 @ 4:36 pm
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  • August 25 @ 4:36 pm

Keystone Pipe Materials, Construction Cited As Cause in Four Big Spills

GAO report points to more than 12,800 bbl leaked by existing oil pipeline in largest breaches since 2017. Owner TC Energy claims “zero high-impact incidents in the last 18 months.”

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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm
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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm

Keystone Pipeline Materials and Construction Cited As Cause in Four Big Spills

GAO report points to more than 12,800 bbl leaked by existing oil pipeline in largest breaches since 2017. Owner TC Energy claims “zero high-impact incidents in the last 18 months.”

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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm
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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm

Keystone Materials and Construction Were Factors in Big Spills, Says GAO

Federal watchdog points to more than 12,800 bbl leaked by existing oil line in four breaches since 2017. Owner TC Energy claims “zero high-impact incidents in the last 18 months.”

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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm
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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm

Keystone Materials and Construction Are Factors in Big Spills, says GAO

Federal watchdog points to more than 12,800 bbl leaked by existing oil line in four breaches since 2017; owner TC Energy says there have been “zero high-impact incidents in last 18 months.”

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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm
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  • August 25 @ 3:04 pm

Facebook Begins Construction on Sustainable $800M Data Center in Mesa, Ariz.

Facebook’s Arizona facility is touted to be among the most advanced energy- and water-efficient data centers in the world.

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  • August 25 @ 3:02 pm
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  • August 25 @ 3:02 pm

Engineer Pauses Fix of ‘Sinking’ Millennium Tower in San Francisco

Settlement and roof tilt changes during installation of casings for new piles is being closely monitored.

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  • August 25 @ 9:45 am
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  • August 25 @ 9:45 am

Engineer Pauses Fix of ‘Sinking’ Millennium Tower Foundation Fix

Settlement and roof tilt changes during installation of casings for new piles is being closely monitored.

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  • August 25 @ 9:45 am
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  • August 25 @ 9:45 am

Study Finds Design-Builder Profit Shortfall on Big Infrastructure Projects

A new survey echoes prior research about advantages of progressive design-build and CM-at-risk.

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  • August 24 @ 3:40 pm
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  • August 24 @ 3:40 pm

Study Finds Design-Builder Profits Shortfall on Big Infrastructure Projects

A new survey echoes prior research about advantages of progressive design-build and CM-at-risk.

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  • August 24 @ 3:40 pm
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  • August 24 @ 3:40 pm

Survey Finds Design-Build Profits Shortfall on Megaprojects

A new survey echoes prior research about what’s needed for design-build success.

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  • August 24 @ 3:40 pm
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  • August 24 @ 3:40 pm

Residential, Warehouse Construction Still Lead Recovery, Says Dodge Economist

Multi-family and healthcare work also gain ground but momentum varies regionally, according to forecaster’s third quarter update

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  • August 24 @ 3:33 pm

Residential, Warehouse Construction Continue to Lead Recovery, Says Dodge

Single-family and warehouse construction remain strong while multi-family and healthcare work gain ground.

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  • August 24 @ 3:33 pm
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  • August 24 @ 3:33 pm

SNC-Lavalin Touts New Digital Hubs in Montreal, London and Bangalore

The firm’s tech push comes as it pivots from fixed-price construction and past scandals to restore its bottom line.

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  • August 24 @ 12:40 pm
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  • August 24 @ 12:40 pm

SNC-Lavalin Touts New Digital Hubs At Three Global Locations

Firm’s tech push comes in pivot from fixed-price construction and past scandals to restore its bottom line; it reported $29.1 million(C) in Q2 profit, from $25.3-million loss a year ago.

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  • August 24 @ 12:40 pm
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  • August 24 @ 12:40 pm

London Crossrail Station Opens At Seven Times Original Cost

The rail program’s overall price rose 30% since 2010 to $24.6 billion.

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  • August 23 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 23 @ 11:00 pm

Missing Link Propels $17B Bechtel Cleanup Complex Toward Startup

Crews finish 3,500-ft pipeline at Energy Dept.’s Hanford site in Washington state to carry long buried radioactive wastes to giant treatment plant—two decades in the making.

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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm
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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm

Missing Link Propels $17B Bechtel Cleanup Project Toward Start Up

Crews finish 3,500-ft pipeline at Energy Dept.’s Hanford site in Washington state to carry buried radioactive wastes to giant treatment plant—two decades in the making.

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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm
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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm

Missing Link Propels $17B Bechtel Cleanup Project To Start Up

Crews finish 3,500-ft pipeline at Energy Dept.’s Hanford site in Washington state to carry buried radioactive wastes to be immobilized in giant plant—two decades in the making.

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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm
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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm

Missing Link Propels $17B Bechtel Cleanup Project To Startup

Crews finish 3,500-ft pipeline at Energy Dept. Hanford site in Washington state to carry buried radioactive wastes to be immobilized in giant plant, two decades in the making.

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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm
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  • August 23 @ 5:40 pm

Infrastructure Stable as Tennessee Flood Clean-Up Begins

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  • August 23 @ 4:58 pm
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  • August 23 @ 4:58 pm

Infrastructure Stable as Tennessee Flood Cleanup Begins

A 24-hour rainfall total of 17.02 inches was recorded, nearly half during a six-hour midday window, but other radar showed amounts of 21 inches or more and 21 storm-related deaths are confirmed as of Aug. 23.

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  • August 23 @ 4:58 pm
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  • August 23 @ 4:58 pm

Northeast Preparedness Pays Off as Henri Hits Region

Rhode Island installed storm gauges on its bridges after 2019 storm.

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  • August 23 @ 4:40 pm
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  • August 23 @ 4:40 pm

Northeast Departments of Transportation’s Preparedness Pays Off as Henri Hits Region

Rhode Island installed storm gauges on its bridges after 2019 storm.

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  • August 23 @ 4:40 pm
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  • August 23 @ 4:40 pm

BLM Advances 1 GW of Calif. Solar But Sector Growth Challenges Seen

Solar is fastest-growing source of new power in US, but up to four times more project capacity is needed to reach net-zero energy target by 2035, says just released federal report.

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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am
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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am

BLM Advances 1 GW of Calif. Solar Projects But Sector Growth Challenges Seen

Solar is fastest-growing source of new power in US, but up to four times more capacity is needed to reach net-zero energy target by 2035, says just released federal report.

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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am
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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am

BLM Advances 1 GW of Calif. Solar Projects as Sector Growth Faces Challenges

Solar power is the fastest-growing source of new power in the U.S., but four times more capacity is needed to achieve a largely net-zero energy market by 2035, says a just released federal report.

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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am
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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am

Feds Advance 1 GW of Calif. Solar Projects As Sector Growth Challenge Seen

Solar power is fastest-growing source of new power in US, but four times more capacity is needed to achieve a largely net-zero energy market by 2035, says just released federal report.

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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am
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  • August 22 @ 6:18 am

Deere Ends 33-Year US Equipment JV with Hitachi in $275M Deal

US firm will acquire factories and intellectual property from South Korean company in dissolving joint venture to manufacture and sell its construction equipment in the Americas under the Deere brand.

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  • August 20 @ 2:26 pm
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  • August 20 @ 2:26 pm

Deere, Hitachi End 33-Year Joint Venture on US Equipment Production in $275M Deal

Deere & Co. and Hitachi Construction Machinery announced Aug. 19 they are dissolving their multi-decade joint venture to manufacture and sell Hitachi construction equipment in the Americas under the Deere brand.

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  • August 20 @ 2:26 pm
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  • August 20 @ 2:26 pm

Long Beach Unveils North America’s ‘Greenest’ Container Terminal

Facility is touted as one of world's most technologically sophisticated of its kind.

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  • August 19 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 19 @ 11:00 pm

Court Nixes ConocoPhillips $6B Alaska Oil Project’s First Construction Permit

Oil giant could appeal ruling, but it would force environmental re-analysis of the Willow project on the North Slope, which could delay major work by two years or more.

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  • August 19 @ 6:10 pm
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  • August 19 @ 6:10 pm

Court Nixes $6B Alaska Oil Project’s First Construction Permit

Ruling forces redo of environmental reviews of ConocoPhillips Willow project on North Slope, delaying major work by two years or more.

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  • August 19 @ 6:10 pm
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  • August 19 @ 6:10 pm

Feds Indict Former Westinghouse Executive in South Carolina Nuclear Plant Fraud Case

Jeffrey Benjamin is the fourth person indicted as part of the federal investigation into the abandoned nuclear project.

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  • August 19 @ 3:18 pm
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  • August 19 @ 3:18 pm

Feds Indict Former Westinghouse Executive in Nuclear Plant Fraud Case

Jeffrey Benjamin is the fourth person indicted as part of the federal investigation into the abandoned nuclear project.

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  • August 19 @ 3:18 pm
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  • August 19 @ 3:18 pm

Pulse: Project News for the Week of August 23, 2021

Jevin Investments Inc. is planning to develop North Vista Highlands, a mixed-use project in Pueblo. The 1,060-acre site is approved for up to 4,850 residential units and 1,225,000 sq ft of retail and commercial space.

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  • August 19 @ 12:17 pm
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  • August 19 @ 12:17 pm

Experts Say $15 Billion a Downpayment on Lead Pipe Removal Work

The $15 billion designated for lead service line replacements in the Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill is woefully short of what is needed to address the problem, say several industry officials familiar with drinking water issues.

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  • August 19 @ 11:17 am
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  • August 19 @ 11:17 am

Experts Say $15 Billion for Lead Pipe Removal Is Just ‘Down Payment’

Amount in Senate-passed bipartisan infrastructure bill for water service line replacement is woefully short to address the problem, say several industry officials familiar with drinking water issues.

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  • August 19 @ 11:17 am
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  • August 19 @ 11:17 am

Construction Economics for August 23, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • August 19 @ 11:00 am
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  • August 19 @ 11:00 am

Oil Pipeline Developer to Pay $35M in Big Frack Spill Settlement

Summit Midstream Partners agrees to federal and North Dakota criminal and civil fines for 29-million-gallon spill of hydraulic fracking wastewater near Williston, N.D. that US said is record for an inland rupture.

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  • August 19 @ 10:19 am
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  • August 19 @ 10:19 am

Oil Pipeline Developer to Pay $35M in Big Frack Spill US Settlement

Summit Midstream Partners agrees to federal and North Dakota criminal and civil fines for 29-million-gallon spill of hydraulic fracking wastewater near Williston, N.D. that US said is record for an inland rupture.

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  • August 19 @ 10:19 am
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  • August 19 @ 10:19 am

Steel Prices Causing Construction Pain Point

Steel mill, energy prices have increased more than 100%, year over year, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index.

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  • August 19 @ 9:22 am
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  • August 19 @ 9:22 am

AECOM Shifts Base, Some C-Suite to Dallas from LA; Liz Shuler Elected AFL-CIO President

Design giant retains 2,500 California staff core; big labor group’s ex-deputy now is first woman lo lead it and steelworkers’ VP Fred Redmond, elected secretary-treasurer, is first Black in top exec role.

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  • August 18 @ 5:50 pm
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  • August 18 @ 5:50 pm

AECOM Shifts Base, Some C-Suite to Dallas from LA

Global giant retains 2,500 California staff core; AFL-CIO deputy Liz Shuler named to interim top role following Richard Trumka’s death

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  • August 18 @ 5:50 pm
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  • August 18 @ 5:50 pm

Ford F-150 Hybrid Offers Onboard Power for Remote Sites

Rare is the contractor that hasn’t had to deal with the issues that come with deploying a decent portable generator on a remote jobsite.

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  • August 18 @ 3:22 pm
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  • August 18 @ 3:22 pm

After 2 Jobsite Deaths, OSHA Proposes $1.35M Fine Against Boston Contractor

OSHA cited Atlantic Coast Utilities and Advanced Utilities Inc. and Shannon Construction—all owned by Laurence Moloney.

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  • August 18 @ 3:10 pm
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  • August 18 @ 3:10 pm

Congress Pushes New Offshore Wind Supply Chain Tax Breaks

East Coast senators want 30% investment tax credit and production tax credit for union-labor manufacturing sites, as proposed projects ramp up in Maryland and North Carolina

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  • August 18 @ 2:55 pm
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  • August 18 @ 2:55 pm

Congress Pushes Offshore Wind Supply Chain Tax Breaks

East Coast senators want 30% investment tax tax credit and production tax credit for union manufacturing sites, as proposed projects ramp up in Maryland and North Carolina

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  • August 18 @ 2:55 pm
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  • August 18 @ 2:55 pm

Build Group Sees Results With Site Intelligence App Buildots

Keeping track of construction progress is often a matter of waiting for engineers and site supervisors to walk the site and document it when they can. Getting that data into the general project pipeline is a challenge in itself.

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  • August 18 @ 2:38 pm
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  • August 18 @ 2:38 pm

Computer Vision Construction Management Platform Doxel Raises $40 Million From Insight, Others

Doxel uses computer vision to predict, track and monitor progress on construction sites. The startup recently raised $40 million in Series B funding.

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  • August 18 @ 12:54 pm
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  • August 18 @ 12:54 pm

With No Signed Contract, Mortenson Sues Developer for $1.3M Over Dropped Soccer Stadium

Will the lack of a signed contract for planned Sacramento project hinder CM firm’s quest for pre-construction service payments?

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  • August 17 @ 5:22 pm
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  • August 17 @ 5:22 pm

With No Signed Contract, Mortenson Sues Developer Over Dropped Soccer Stadium

Will the lack of a signed contract for planned Sacramento project hinder quest for pre-construction service payments?

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  • August 17 @ 3:22 pm
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  • August 17 @ 3:22 pm

With No Contract, Mortenson Sues Developer Over Dropped Soccer Stadium

Will the lack of a signed contract for planned Sacramento project hinder quest for pre-construction service payments?

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  • August 17 @ 3:22 pm
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  • August 17 @ 3:22 pm

With No Contract, M.A. Mortenson Sues Developer That Dropped Sacramento Soccer Stadium Plan

Will the lack of a signed contract hinder quest for pre-construction service payments?

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  • August 17 @ 3:22 pm
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  • August 17 @ 3:22 pm

Culture Issues Loom in CBRE’s $1.3B Buy of Turner & Townsend Stake

U.S. real estate giant’s deal for majority share of U.K.-based PM and market consultant has key mutual benefits, but observers see integration challenges ahead.

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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm
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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm

Culture Link Watched in CBRE’s $1.3B Buy of Turner & Townsend Stake

US real estate giant’s deal for majority share of UK-based PM and market consultant has key mutual benefits, but observers see integration challenges ahead

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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm
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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm

Observers Watch Link in CBRE’s $1.3B Buy of Turner & Townsend Stake

US real estate giant’s deal for majority share of UK-based PM and market consultant has key mutual benefits, but observers see culture challenges ahead

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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm
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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm

Observers Watch Link in CBRE’s Buy of Big Turner & Townsend Stake

US real estate giant’s $1.3B deal for 60% share of UK-based industry PM and market consultant has key mutual benefit, but observers see culture challenges ahead

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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm
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  • August 17 @ 1:00 pm

Marin County, Calif. Plans San Francisco Bay Pipeline as Drought Measure

Municipal water district says proposed line would help refill reservoirs that supply about 75% of its water supply.

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  • August 17 @ 10:51 am
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  • August 17 @ 10:51 am

Marin County Plans Pipeline Across San Francisco Bay to Help Alleviate Drought

The Marin Municipal Water District plans to pipe water across the San Francisco Bay to make up for harsh drought conditions.

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  • August 17 @ 10:51 am
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  • August 17 @ 10:51 am

Baltimore Officials Oppose Proposed $10B Maglev Carrier to DC

Letter to feds cites project’s lack of detail and community impacts, but boosters claim it has broad local support.

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  • August 16 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 16 @ 11:00 pm

Baltimore Officials Oppose Proposed Maglev Project

Draft environmental review process is still ongoing.

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  • August 16 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 16 @ 11:00 pm

As Death Toll Rises From Haiti Quake, Potential Looms for Flooding, Landslides

The death toll from the magnitude-7.2 quake on Aug. 14 has surpassed 1,500.

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  • August 16 @ 6:02 pm
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  • August 16 @ 6:02 pm

As Death Toll Rises From Haiti Earthquake, Potential Looms for Flooding, Landslides

The death toll from the 7.2 earthquake of Aug. 14 has passed 1,500.

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  • August 16 @ 6:02 pm
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  • August 16 @ 6:02 pm

JV Wins $1.7B US Navy ‘Mega-Project’ Contract at Maine Shipyard

Portsmouth project is part of 20-year, $21-billion Navy shipyard modernization program.

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  • August 16 @ 4:55 pm
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  • August 16 @ 4:55 pm

Navy Awards $1.7B ‘Mega-Project’ Contract at Maine Shipyard

Portsmouth project is part of 20-year, $21-billion Navy shipyard modernization program.

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  • August 16 @ 4:55 pm
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  • August 16 @ 4:55 pm

Navy Awards $1.7B for ‘Mega-Project’ Contract at Maine Shipyard

Portsmouth project is part of 20-year, $21 billion Navy shipyard modernization program.

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  • August 16 @ 4:55 pm
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  • August 16 @ 4:55 pm

Chicago Officials Blame Unpermitted Rehab for Partial Building Collapse

Chicago Dept. of Buildings says structure’s foundation was compromised when the owner performed work in the basement. 

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  • August 12 @ 6:42 pm
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  • August 12 @ 6:42 pm

Chicago Dept. of Buildings Blames Unpermitted Rehab for Partial Building Collapse

Chicago Dept. of Buildings says the foundation was compromised whenthe owner performed work in the basement. 

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  • August 12 @ 6:42 pm
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  • August 12 @ 6:42 pm

$6B Maryland Beltway P3 Clears Last Hurdle for Design Start

Transurban-Macquarie team will spend $54M over next year to develop preliminary designs for added toll lanes and major bridge upgrade; state also will weigh proposals in fall for design-build contractor to replace Fluor on its stalled Purple Line rail P3.

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  • August 12 @ 4:38 pm
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  • August 12 @ 4:38 pm

Viewpoint: Today’s Opportunities For Tomorrow’s Digital Twins in Construction

Boston Dynamics' Brian Ringley offers a perspective on the industry's digital future, including the potential convergence of BIM, digital twins and robotics.

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  • August 11 @ 8:07 pm
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NIST Investigation of Collapse Site Continues as Potential Buyer Announced

Proceeds from a sale of the property would help provide compensation to victims of the tragedy.

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  • August 11 @ 6:01 pm
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  • August 11 @ 6:01 pm

NIST Investigation of Collapse Site Continues as Potential Buyer Emerges

Proceeds from a sale of the property would help provide compensation to victims of the tragedy.

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  • August 11 @ 6:01 pm
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  • August 11 @ 6:01 pm

Construction Industry Considers Its Role in Avoiding PFAS

As federal legislation again makes its way to the Senate, architects, designers and engineers discuss what they can do to prevent using harmful chemicals in building materials.

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  • August 11 @ 4:50 pm
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  • August 11 @ 4:50 pm

Industry Considers Its Role in Avoiding PFAS

As federal legislation makes its way to the Senate, architects, designers and engineers discuss what they can do to prevent using PFAS in building materials.

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  • August 11 @ 4:50 pm
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  • August 11 @ 4:50 pm

LaGuardia AirTrain Plan Challenged by Port Authority Staff

Letter is sent just hours after Cuomo's announced resignation.

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  • August 10 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 10 @ 11:00 pm

Miami Condo Evacuated After Unauthorized Repairs Degrade Building’s Structural Integrity

The city of Miami closed the building after discovering a contractor performing unauthorized first-floor column repairs.

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  • August 10 @ 5:00 pm
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  • August 10 @ 5:00 pm

Better Scrutiny of Older Structures Needed in Wake of Surfside Condo Tragedy

After the fatal Champlain Towers South failure, structural engineers call for more in-depth inspections of coastal buildings in harsh corrosive climates. Two firms offer recommendations that go beyond visual surveys.

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  • August 10 @ 12:38 pm
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  • August 10 @ 12:38 pm

Construction Economics for August 16, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • August 10 @ 11:00 am
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  • August 10 @ 11:00 am

$3.9B New Terminal at JFK Gets Green Light

JetBlue is part of private consortium that will finance the project.

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  • August 9 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 9 @ 11:00 pm

Colorado DOT Garners $14M Settlement for Repairs in 2019 Highway Collapse

The money will reimburse CDOT for most of the $17.6 million in emergency repairs to the highway.

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  • August 9 @ 1:06 pm
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  • August 9 @ 1:06 pm

Princeton U., Engineer Worley Plot Faster US Net-Zero Emissions Path by 2050

“Unprecedented” project shift is urged as UN report amplifies climate change impact warning and energy sector CO2 emissions are projected to increase 7% in 2021.

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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm
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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm

Princeton University, Worley Plot Speedier US Net-Zero Emissions Path by 2050

“Unprecedented” project shift urged as UN report amplifies climate change warning.

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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm
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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm

Princeton U., Worley Plot Speedier US Net-Zero Emissions Path by 2050

“Immense and unprecedented” domestic project delivery shift urged in new report as UN issues more dire climate change impacts warning Aug. 9.

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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm
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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm

Princeton U., Worley Report Plots Speedier Net-Zero Emissions Path by 2050

“Immense and unprecedented” project delivery urged as UN issues more dire climate change impacts warning.

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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm
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  • August 8 @ 1:35 pm

Global Survey: US Construction Industry Hit ‘Full Recovery Mode’ in Q2

The U.S. had “significant growth in workloads within all market segments,” says RICS Construction Monitor second quarter report.

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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am
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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am

Global Survey: U.S. Construction Industry Hit “Full Recovery Mode” in Q2

The U.S. had “significant growth in workloads within all market segments,” says RICS Construction Monitor second quarter report.

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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am
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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am

Global Survey: Construction Recovery Continues in Q2

U.S. construction had “significant growth in workloads within all market segments,” says RICS Construction Monitor second quarter report.

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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am
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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am

Global Survey Shows Recovery Continues in Second Quarter

U.S. construction appears to be in full recovery mode according to the Q2 RICS Construction Monitor.

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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am
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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am

Global Survey: Recovery Continues in Second Quarter

The U.S. construction industry appears to be in full recovery modem according to the Q2 RICS Construction Monitor.

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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am
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  • August 6 @ 10:48 am

Construction Industry Gains 11,000 Jobs in July as Jobless Rate Falls

Despite the overall gain, some nonresidential construction segments still show job losses in July.

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  • August 6 @ 10:31 am
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  • August 6 @ 10:31 am

Construction’s July Jobless Rate Falls, Industry Gains 11,000 Jobs

Some nonresidential construction segments still show job losses in July.

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  • August 6 @ 10:31 am
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  • August 6 @ 10:31 am

Report Urges Sustainability Assessments for Federally Funded Transpo Projects

U.S. DOT mandated the study by National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

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  • August 5 @ 4:43 pm
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  • August 5 @ 4:43 pm

Eyeing 2030, CII-CURT Attendees See Big Workforce, Climate Challenges Ahead

Construction’s future workforce is going to continue to trend older, and likely less mobile, which creates a challenge.

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  • August 5 @ 4:29 pm
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Infrastructure Bill Amendment Would Expand Surety Mandate to TIFIA

Proposal would require surety bonds on DOT loan program, including its projects with private funding.

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  • August 5 @ 4:29 pm
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  • August 5 @ 4:29 pm

Eyeing 2030, CII-CURT Conferees See Big Workforce, Climate Challenges Ahead

Construction’s future workforce is going to continue to trend older, and likely less mobile, which creates a challenge.

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  • August 5 @ 4:29 pm
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  • August 5 @ 4:29 pm

Corps of Engineers, LaFargeHolcim Launch $3.4M Materials Reuse Study

Effort will explore recycling soils and fines back into cement binders for new concrete.

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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm
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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm

Corps of Engineers, LaFargeHolcim Enter $3.4M Partnership To Boost Materials Recycling, Reuse

Joint study will explore recycling soils and fines back into cement binders for new concrete.

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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm
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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm

Corps of Engineers, LaFargeHolcim Enter $3.4M Partnership For Better Materials Recycling, Reuse

Joint study will look at recycling soils and fines back into cement binders for new concrete.

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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm
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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm

USACE, LaFargeHolcim Enter $3.4-million Partnership For Better Recycling, Reuse

LaFargeHolcim-Army Corps of Engineers study will look at recycling soils and fines back into cement binders for new concrete.

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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm
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  • August 5 @ 4:01 pm

Construction Economics for August 9, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • August 4 @ 1:23 pm
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  • August 4 @ 1:23 pm

AGC Outlines Strategies to Combat Climate Change in the Built Environment

Although construction activity itself accounts for less than 2% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., construction firms often possess the practical expertise and knowledge about how to reduce emissions in the built environment.

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  • August 3 @ 6:32 pm
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  • August 3 @ 6:32 pm

Tony Illia, 52, Was Public Face of Nevada DOT and a Prolific ENR Correspondent

Highway agency spokesman in southern Nevada and well-known construction writer and editor died suddenly in Las Vegas on July 30.

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  • August 3 @ 4:20 pm
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  • August 3 @ 4:20 pm

Obituary: Tony Illia, 52, Was Public Face of Nevada DOT and Prolific ENR Correspondent

Highway agency spokesman in southern Nevada and much-recognized construction writer and editor died suddenly in Las Vegas on July 30.

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  • August 3 @ 4:20 pm
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  • August 3 @ 4:20 pm

Obituary: Tony Illia, 52, Was Public Face for Nevada DOT and Prolific ENR Correspondent

Highway agency lead spokesman in southern Nevada and much-recognized construction writer and editor, died suddenly in Las Vegas on July 30 of post-surgical complications.

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  • August 3 @ 4:20 pm
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  • August 3 @ 4:20 pm

Pa. Contractor Pleads No Contest to Prevailing-Wage Charges, Pays Workers $20.7M

Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. case, with restitution of $20.7 million, is largest of its type in US history, state AG says.

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  • August 3 @ 4:16 pm
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  • August 3 @ 4:16 pm

Viewpoint: Engineering to Zero in Carbon Emissions, Cyber-Security and Traffic Safety

Why zero is now used to understand the epochal transitions society must make.

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  • August 3 @ 11:23 am
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  • August 3 @ 11:23 am

Viewpoint: Working in a World of Engineering to Zero

Why zero is now used to understand the epochal transitions society must make.

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  • August 3 @ 11:23 am
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  • August 3 @ 11:23 am

Builder of Halted Keystone-XL Pipeline Seeks $15B NAFTA Claim

But TC Energy announces big clean energy push to operate other North American pipelines, as federal judge declines to dismiss still pending suit against the Biden-cancelled project.

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  • August 3 @ 7:07 am
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  • August 3 @ 7:07 am

Keystone-XL Pipeline Suit Will Proceed Despite Project Halt, Judge Rules

Developer TC Energy said it will seek $15B pipeline claim as NAFTA breach as it announced big push for 1,000 MW of clean energy capacity in North America.

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  • August 3 @ 7:07 am

Sandy Hook Memorial Construction Starts in August

The $3.7-million project is set to complete before the mass shooting’s 10th anniversary in December 2022

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  • August 2 @ 9:38 pm
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  • August 2 @ 9:38 pm

Sandy Hook Memorial Construction Starts This Month

Construction on a permanent memorial for the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School is scheduled to start this month

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  • August 2 @ 9:38 pm
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  • August 2 @ 9:38 pm

Former Laborers’ Union Chief of Staff Convicted of Health Care Fraud

Roderick M. Bennett illegally placed his girlfriend on the union health care plan, according to federal jury conviction.

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  • August 2 @ 7:49 pm
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  • August 2 @ 7:49 pm

Former Laborers’ Union Official Convicted of Health Care Fraud

Roderick Marvin Bennett, ex-chief of staff, illegally placed his girlfriend on the union health care plan, according to the conviction.

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  • August 2 @ 7:49 pm
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  • August 2 @ 7:49 pm

Former LIUNA Official Convicted of Health Care Fraud

Roderick Marvin Bennett illegally placed his girlfriend on the health care plan provided for employees of LIUNA, according to the conviction.

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  • August 2 @ 7:49 pm
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  • August 2 @ 7:49 pm

AECOM, EllisDon Push $7.2B Investor-Funded High Speed Rail Proposal

Line, set to ink Calgary and Edmonton and be Canada’s first HSR, has Alberta MOU but also faces estimated $19B hyperloop system proposal

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  • August 2 @ 5:20 pm
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  • August 2 @ 5:20 pm

AECOM-EllisDon Push $7.2B Alberta High Speed Rail Proposal

Plan for Canada’s first high-speed rail line has government MOU and aims for investor-only funding, but an estimated $19B hyperloop system also is proposed to link the two cities.

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  • August 2 @ 5:20 pm
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  • August 2 @ 5:20 pm

Senate Begins Voting on Infrastructure Bill Amendments

After detailed text of bipartisan group’s 2,700-page bill is released, construction and engineering groups are eagerly delving through what is by far the most important infrastructure legislation in years.

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  • August 2 @ 3:59 pm
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  • August 2 @ 3:59 pm

Infrastructure Bill Moves to Senate Floor

Detailed text of bipartisan group’s 2,700-page bill is released.

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  • August 2 @ 3:59 pm
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  • August 2 @ 3:59 pm

Judge Rejects Skanska Objections to Lane Lawsuit Over I-4 Project JV

Florida highway job partner claims Skanska failed to protect joint-venture team’s financial interests

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  • August 2 @ 2:55 pm
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  • August 2 @ 2:55 pm

Judge Rejects Skanska’s Objections to Lane Lawsuit Over I-4 Ultimate Project

Lane’s lawsuit alleges that Skanska failed to protect the interests of the project’s joint-venture partners.

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  • August 2 @ 2:55 pm
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  • August 2 @ 2:55 pm

World’s Highest Railroad Arch Crossing Takes Shape in Himalayas

Remote site, political tensions and pandemic all added to delays in construction.

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  • August 1 @ 11:00 pm
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  • August 1 @ 11:00 pm

Contractor Blames Demise on Dispute With Florida DOT

Company is winding down operations and walking away from six ongoing contracts.

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  • August 1 @ 9:51 am
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  • August 1 @ 9:51 am

Contractor Blames Demise On Dispute With FDOT

The contractor is winding down operations and walking away from six ongoing contracts.

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  • August 1 @ 9:51 am
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  • August 1 @ 9:51 am

House Approves Construction Hikes in 2022 Spending Bills

Interplay between appropriations and bipartisan infrastructure framework yet to be determined.

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  • July 30 @ 5:06 pm
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  • July 30 @ 5:06 pm

Rhode Island Sees Daylight at the End of Its ‘Big Dig’

A crew is preparing for the boring of a massive tunnel near the Seekonk River in Pawtucket, R.I. as part of the final phase of Rhode Island’s “Big Dig.” 

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  • July 30 @ 1:43 pm
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  • July 30 @ 1:43 pm

Miami-Dade County Seeks Forensic Engineer to Probe Champlain Towers South Disaster

Under the county's equitable distribution program, the Miami-Dade Police Department is seeking a qualified local forensic engineer with high-rise experience and familiarity with concrete construction to study a recent collapse in Surfside, immediately north of Miami Beach. 

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  • July 29 @ 2:15 pm
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  • July 29 @ 2:15 pm

What HR Leaders Face: Plenty of Change and Uncertainty

“Nimble” is frequently used to describe how AEC human resources leaders responded to the cascade of challenges in the past year. On top of supporting field crews to help keep jobsites safe and productive amid Covid-19 outbreaks, HR teams scrambled to craft strategies for maintaining connections across a suddenly dispersed office workforce, sustain recruiting efforts […]

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  • July 29 @ 1:20 pm
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  • July 29 @ 1:20 pm

Industry Leads for the June of August 2, 2021

Information is derived from Industrial Reports, a market intelligence firm specializing in industrial construction.

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  • July 29 @ 12:41 pm
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  • July 29 @ 12:41 pm

Industry Leads for the Week of August 2, 2021

Information is derived from Industrial Reports, a market intelligence firm specializing in industrial construction.

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  • July 29 @ 12:41 pm
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  • July 29 @ 12:41 pm

Pulse: Project News for the Week of August 2, 2021

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

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  • July 29 @ 12:34 pm
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  • July 29 @ 12:34 pm

Senate Reviews Cybersecurity Threats to US Water Systems

Officials and water sector professionals warned of ongoing cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the nation’s water and wastewater utility infrastructure at a Senate hearing on escalating cyber attacks against U.S. utilities and water-management organizations. 

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  • July 29 @ 12:07 pm
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  • July 29 @ 12:07 pm

Miami-Dade Building Officials Suspect Poor Maintenance In Surfside Collapse

Building officials of Miami-Dade County suspect deferred maintenance rather than weak building codes or an inadequate 40-year recertification process required by the county was the likely reason for the June 24 building failure in Surfside, Fla. The partial collapse of the 40-year-old Champlain Towers South residential condominium caused at least 98 fatalities.

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  • July 29 @ 11:58 am
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  • July 29 @ 11:58 am

NAVFAC Elevates Rear Adm. Lore Aguayo to Lead Major Command

Former NAVFAC chief of staff elevated to Atlantic commander; POWER Engineers CEO change as Bret Moffett exits

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  • July 29 @ 11:03 am
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  • July 29 @ 11:03 am

$760M Levee Project Breaks Ground in Southeast Louisiana After 50-Year Wait

Federal, state and local officials broke ground July 26 on a levee project along the western shores of Lake Pontchartrain designed to provide hurricane and storm protection to a three-parish area where 60,000 people have little to no defenses in place.

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  • July 29 @ 11:00 am
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  • July 29 @ 11:00 am

Achieving Healthful Mental Mise en Place Through Design

In French, “mise en place” is a culinary term referring to having ingredients prepped and cooking tools accessible that can take chefs to a place of cognitive calm before preparing a meal. Similarly, when a building is intentionally designed, elements of a building can have a positive effect on the mental health and well-being of […]

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  • July 29 @ 10:14 am
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  • July 29 @ 10:14 am

Rear Adm. Lore Aguayo Elevated to NAVFAC Atlantic Commander

POWER Engineers Inc., Hailey, Idaho, has elevated Jim Haynes to president and CEO. He had been executive vice president and chief administrative officer (CAO) and previously served as manager of the firm’s facilities division. Haynes succeeds Bret Moffett, who led the firm since 2016.  It ranks at No. 33 on ENR’s Top 500 Design Firms […]

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  • July 29 @ 10:05 am
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  • July 29 @ 10:05 am

Agreement Reached on Bipartisan $550B Infrastructure Package

Highways, bridges, major transportation projects would receive largest share, $110 billion.

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  • July 28 @ 5:33 pm
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  • July 28 @ 5:33 pm

Changes in Corps Project Benefit-Cost Analysis Sought for New WRDA

Senate hearing shows wide support for revamping key Corps metric.

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  • July 28 @ 3:19 pm
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  • July 28 @ 3:19 pm

FERC Is Grilled on Clean Energy Policy Shifts at House Hearing

Transmission links for renewable sources and future natural gas project approvals sparked pointed exchanges between commissioners and legislators

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  • July 28 @ 12:00 pm
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  • July 28 @ 12:00 pm

FERC Grilled on Renewables Transmission Links at House Hearing

Approvals of natural gas projects, weighing climate change impacts, also sparked exchanges between commissioners and legislators

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  • July 28 @ 12:00 pm
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  • July 28 @ 12:00 pm

FERC Grilled on Renewables Construction at House Hearing

Approvals of natural gas projects, weighing climate change impacts, also sparked exchanges between commissioners and legislators

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  • July 28 @ 12:00 pm
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  • July 28 @ 12:00 pm

Amtrak Unveils Plan to Connect Phoenix and Tucson

The estimated $925-million capital investment plan awaits a potential federal infrastructure bill.

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  • July 27 @ 11:00 pm
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  • July 27 @ 11:00 pm

Longstanding Expansion Joint Issues Plague Louisville Bridge

Ohio River crossing has been closed since June.

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  • July 27 @ 11:00 pm
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  • July 27 @ 11:00 pm

Calif. Utility Giant Will Bury 10,000 Miles of High Fire-Risk Power Lines

PG&E multi-year commitment to mitigation comes as it admits role in Dixie Fire start; effort could cost post-bankruptcy public firm $15-$20B and one research analyst notes high feasibility and permitting risks.

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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm
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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm

California Utility Giant Will Bury 10,000 Miles of Fire-risk Power Lines

PG&E’s multi-year commitment to wildfire mitigation, which comes as it admits role in Dixie Fire start, could cost post-bankruptcy firm $15-$20 billion.

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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm
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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm

Calif. Utility Giant Will Bury 10,000 Miles of Fire-Risk Power Lines

PG and E multi-year commitment to wildfire mitigation, which comes as it admits role in Dixie Fire start, could cost post-bankruptcy firm $15-$20 billion.

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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm
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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm

Calif. Utility Giant Will Bury 10,000 Miles of Highest Fire-Risk Power Lines

PG and E multi-year commitment to wildfire mitigation, which comes as it admits role in Dixie Fire start, could cost post-bankruptcy firm $15-$20 billion.

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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm
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  • July 27 @ 5:20 pm

Can Clean Energy Provide Well Paying Construction Jobs?

The energy bill is expected to be rolled into the larger $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill package.

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  • July 27 @ 12:04 pm
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  • July 27 @ 12:04 pm

Can Clean Energy Provide Good Paying Construction Jobs?

The energy bill is expected to be rolled into the larger $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill package.

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  • July 27 @ 12:04 pm
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  • July 27 @ 12:04 pm

NLRB Says Scabby the Rat, Other Inflatables, Can Remain at Secondary Boycott Protest Sites

Scabby — a giant, inflatable rat prominently displayed by unions to protest employers that hire non-union companies — banners and other secondary protests were ruled protected speech by the National Labor Relations Board last week.

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  • July 26 @ 5:25 pm
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  • July 26 @ 5:25 pm

New Jersey Transit CEO Says Agency Capital Program Is Forging Ahead

Work on $4B of projects is underway despite pandemic ridership falloff, CEO Kevin Corbett told a Transportation Research Forum event.

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  • July 26 @ 11:38 am
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  • July 26 @ 11:38 am

New Jersey Transit Forges Ahead With Capital Program

CEO Kevin Corbett spoke at a Transportation Research Forum event.

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  • July 26 @ 11:38 am
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  • July 26 @ 11:38 am

Canada Government Boosts Fast Transit Line for Eastern Cities

Feds plan fall RFP for dedicated high-frequency passenger line connection between Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, with 2030 completion projected.

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  • July 26 @ 11:30 am
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  • July 26 @ 11:30 am

Canada Government Boosts Funds For Faster Transit Between Eastern Cities

Feds plan fall RFP for dedicated high-frequency passenger line connection between Quebec City, Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, with 2030 completion projected.

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  • July 26 @ 11:30 am
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  • July 26 @ 11:30 am

Canada Government Funds Faster Transit to Link Eastern Cities

Feds set fall RFP for dedicated high-frequency passenger line connection for Quebec City, ‘Montreal, Toronto and Ottawa, with 2030 completion projected.

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  • July 26 @ 11:30 am
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  • July 26 @ 11:30 am

DOL Proposes Rule Setting $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

Proposal would implement Biden executive order signed in April.

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  • July 23 @ 5:11 pm
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  • July 23 @ 5:11 pm

Dam Relicense Effort in Washington State Met with Local Resistance

Local groups dispute the impact of the dams on salmon spawning.

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  • July 23 @ 3:01 pm
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  • July 23 @ 3:01 pm

First Energy Pays $230M Fine for Bribery in Ohio Nuclear, Coal Plant Bailout

Ohio utility FirstEnergy pleads guilty to bribery and fraud.

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  • July 22 @ 5:01 pm
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  • July 22 @ 5:01 pm

First Energy Pays $230 Million Fine for Bribery in Ohio Nuclear, Coal Plant Bailout

Ohio utility FirstEnergy pleads guilty, agrees to pay $230 million for bribery and fraud in the $1.1-billion bailout of its nuclear and coal plants.

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  • July 22 @ 5:01 pm
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  • July 22 @ 5:01 pm

Commentary: Why BIM Needs Fewer, Not More, Dimensions

Three BIM experts on the future of Building Information Modeling.

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  • July 22 @ 4:28 pm
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  • July 22 @ 4:28 pm

LA’s Hyperion Treatment Plant Clog Will Take Months to Repair

Concern grows over “toxic air contaminants” released at city’s mega wastewater plant, says the South Coast Air Quality Management District, after 17 million gal of untreated sewage was dumped into the Pacific when the system clogged.

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  • July 22 @ 3:08 pm
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  • July 22 @ 3:08 pm

LA’s Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant Will Take Months to Repair

Largest plant in Los Angeles released 17 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Pacific Ocean when system clogged, with lingering odors causing health concerns.

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  • July 22 @ 3:08 pm
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  • July 22 @ 3:08 pm

LA Metro Breaks Ground on the Airport Metro Connector

LA Metro recently broke ground on the Airport Metro Connector that will connect the city’s Metro system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

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  • July 22 @ 11:12 am
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  • July 22 @ 11:12 am

Washington, DC-Area Planning Board Revives $11B Md. Express Lanes

Board dropped project last month from regional list, a risk to federal approval, but state lobbying and voting shifts keep P3 venture alive.

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  • July 21 @ 5:50 pm
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  • July 21 @ 5:50 pm

Catastrophic European Flooding Takes Toll on Key Infrastructure

Germany, especially hard hit, gets first $472 million for relief, with costs expected in billions, as regional death toll climbs and climate-change link is weighed.

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  • July 21 @ 4:40 pm
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  • July 21 @ 4:40 pm

Lifting and Related Injuries Now Second on Workers’ Compensation Cost List

Liberty Mutual index shows exertion as the cause of greatest insurer losses.

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  • July 21 @ 12:08 pm
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  • July 21 @ 12:08 pm

Lifting and Related Injuries Rises To Second on List of Workers’ Compensation Costs

The Liberty Mutual index shows exertion as the cause of greatest losses.

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  • July 21 @ 12:08 pm
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  • July 21 @ 12:08 pm

Trial Ordered in ICC Code Copyright Suit Against Upcodes

Who owns the building code? A judge says a jury should decide facts of the case.

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  • July 21 @ 9:24 am
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  • July 21 @ 9:24 am

Judge Orders Trial to Move Ahead in Building Code Copyright Lawsuit With Upcodes

Who owns the building code? A judge says a jury should decide facts of the case.

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  • July 21 @ 9:24 am
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  • July 21 @ 9:24 am

Crane in Fatal Canada Collapse Removed as Union Seeks Safety Changes

Evacuated downtown area of Kelowna, B.C., largely reopens one week after project site accident that killed five people and damaged adjacent building.

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  • July 20 @ 5:26 pm
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  • July 20 @ 5:26 pm

Crane in Fatal Canada Accident Is Removed as Union Seeks Safety Changes

Evacuated downtown area of Kelowna, B.C., largely reopens one week after collapse that killed five people.

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  • July 20 @ 5:26 pm
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  • July 20 @ 5:26 pm

Fatal Accident Crane in Canada Is Removed as Union Seeks Safety Changes

Evacuated downtown area of Kelowna, B.C., largely reopens one week after collapse that killed five people.

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  • July 20 @ 5:26 pm
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  • July 20 @ 5:26 pm

International Code Council Seeks Proposals for Energy Conservation Model Code Update

The International Code Council, the developer of “International” family of model building codes, is accepting code change proposals through Oct. 12 for the update of the ICC’s 2024 International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code,

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  • July 20 @ 2:24 pm
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  • July 20 @ 2:24 pm

MTA Aims to Bring Subway Tunnel Robotic Drill Rig to Bid

After a successful trial of a railcar-mounted robot to drill holes for tunnel cable racks, the MTA is putting together an open bidding process for vendors to further develop a robot drill rig for use in New York City’s subway tunnels.

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  • July 20 @ 1:54 pm
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  • July 20 @ 1:54 pm

Minnesota School Projects Study Says Unions Increase Safety Without Higher Costs

New study says that union construction projects are similar in cost to non-union projects because higher union labor costs are offset by savings in other project components such as materials and safety, but critics point to prevailing wage laws that may have skewed its findings.

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  • July 20 @ 12:43 pm
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  • July 20 @ 12:43 pm

Minnesota School Projects Study Says Unions Increase Safety Without Higher Costs, ABC Disputes It

New study says that union construction projects are similar in cost to non-union projects because higher union labor costs are offset by savings in other project components such as materials and safety, but critics point to prevailing wage laws that may have skewed its findings.

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  • July 20 @ 12:43 pm
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  • July 20 @ 12:43 pm

Report: FEMA Fails to Require Resilience in Funded Disaster Rebuilds

IG says it spent $1.9B in 10 years on recurring road, bridge damage from extreme weather, with too little push for mitigation.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Fails to Require Resilience in Funded Disaster Rebuilds

Report says it spent $1.9B in 10 years on recurring road, bridge damage from extreme weather, with too little push for mitigation.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Fails to Require Resilience in Funded Disaster Rebuilds, Says Report

Agency spent $1.9B in 10 years on road, bridge recurring damage from extreme weather, with too little push for mitigation, says Inspector General analysis.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Fails to Require Resilience in Disaster Rebuilds, Watchdog Says

Agency spent $1.9B in 10 years on road, bridge recurring damage from extreme weather, with too little push for mitigation, says IG analysis.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Watchdog: Agency Fails to Require Resilience in Disaster Rebuilds

IG cites $1.9B in road, bridge repair projects funded for recurring extreme weather damage, with too little push for mitigation, mandated since 2000

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Watchdog: Agency Fails to Require Resilience in Disaster Rebuilding

IG study of $1.9B in road and bridge projects says agency hasn’t pushed mitigation efforts, mandated since 2000, to prevent recurring extreme weather damage.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Watchdog: Agency Failing to Require Resilience in Rebuilding After Disasters

IG study of $1.9B in road and bridge projects says agency hasn’t pushed mitigation efforts, mandated since 2000, to prevent recurring extreme weather damage.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Watchdog Faults Funding To Fix Repeat Infrastructure Damage

IG study of $1.9B in road and bridge projects says agency hasn’t pushed mitigation effort, mandated since 2000, to prevent recurring extreme weather damage.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Watchdog Faults Funding for Repetitive Infrastructure Damage

Inspector General study of $1.9B in road and bridge repeat fixes says agency hasn’t pushed effort, mandated since 2000, to prevent recurring extreme weather damage.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

FEMA Watchdog Faults Repetitive Infrastructure Damage Funding

Inspector General study of $1.9B in road and bridge repeat fixes says agency must ramp up effort mandated since 2000 for recurring extreme weather damage mitigation.

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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am
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  • July 20 @ 11:20 am

New York DOT Releases New Draft Study on I-81 Replacement

Comments are due Sept. 14 on estimated $2B project to replace the Syracuse viaduct, which aims to resolve dislocation impacts to the city’s Black community when the highway was built in 1968.

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  • July 19 @ 4:36 pm
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  • July 19 @ 4:36 pm

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill Selected To Design 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympic Village

SOM will lead the design of the Olympic Village for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics taking place Feb. 6-22, 2026. 

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  • July 19 @ 3:03 pm
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  • July 19 @ 3:03 pm

SOM Selected To Design 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympic Village

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill will lead the design of the Olympic Village for the 2026 Milan-Cortina Olympics taking place Feb. 6-22, 2026. 

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  • July 19 @ 3:03 pm
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  • July 19 @ 3:03 pm

Activists Hope I-81 Upgrade Will Fix Community Along With Roadway

With a new draft design and environmental assessment for the Syracuse, N.Y., viaduct replacement expected in coming weeks, members of a Black neighborhood destroyed by the original 1950s highway want DOT officials to finally hear their concerns.

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  • July 19 @ 1:09 pm
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  • July 19 @ 1:09 pm

California Bill Could Stop Construction at University of California Campuses

A bill working through the California Senate would hold all University of California construction funds into an escrow-like account.

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  • July 19 @ 10:56 am
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  • July 19 @ 10:56 am

SB 132 Threatens UC Campus Construction Projects

A bill working through the California Senate would hold all University of California construction funds into an escrow-like account.

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  • July 19 @ 10:56 am
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  • July 19 @ 10:56 am

Fifth Canada Tower Crane Fatality Is An Engineer Not Linked to Project

Seven-year consultant employee in adjacent building was hit by collapsed equipment that fell during July 12 dismantling at Kelowna, B.C., site, with four contractor workers also dead; crane counterweight removal now is underway.

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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm
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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm

Fifth Canada Tower Crane Fatality Is Engineer Not Linked to Project

Consultant’s employee was buried in rubble in adjacent office building hit by equipment during dismantling in British Columbia site collapse, which also killed four contractor employees.

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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm
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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm

Fifth Canada Tower Crane Fatality Was Engineer Not Linked to Project

Consultant’s employee was buried in rubble in adjacent office building hit by equipment during dismantling in British Columbia site collapse, which also killed four contractor employees.

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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm
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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm

Fifth Fatality of Canada Tower Crane Collapse Was Engineer not Linked to Project

Consultant’s employee was buried in rubble in adjacent office building hit by equipment during dismantling, as probe expands of British Columbia accident, which also killed four project contractor employee.

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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm
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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm

UPDATE: Fifth Fatality of Canada Tower Crane Collapse Was Engineer Not Linked to Project

Consultant’s employee was buried in rubble in adjacent office building hit by equipment during dismantling. Expanded probe is underway of British Columbia accident, which also killed four employees of the project contractor.

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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm
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  • July 16 @ 4:50 pm

Austria’s Strabag Is Fined for Anti-Competitive Activities

Contractor’s big penalty follows country’s bid rigging investigations of thousands of construction contracts by more than 40 companies.

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  • July 15 @ 3:16 pm
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  • July 15 @ 3:16 pm

Strabag Fined for Anti-Competitive Activities

The penalty follows investigations of bid rigging on thousands of contracts by more than 40 companies.

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  • July 15 @ 3:16 pm
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  • July 15 @ 3:16 pm

Council on Tall Buildings Kicks Off Study of Steel-and-Timber Towers

CTBUH expects to provide guidelines on building tall using both structural steel and mass timber.

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  • July 15 @ 2:59 pm
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  • July 15 @ 2:59 pm

Why The Disaster Response Always Seems to Fall Short

When Samantha Montano rushed to Houston in April 2016 during some of the city’s worst floods, she saw untrained volunteers running kitchens, handing out supplies and managing mountains of donated clothing—most of it unneeded.

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  • July 15 @ 1:43 pm
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  • July 15 @ 1:43 pm

Pulse: Project News for the Week of July 19, 2021

Tribridge Residential is planning to redevelop a 4.4-acre portion of the Goat Farms Art Center in Atlanta.

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  • July 15 @ 1:13 pm
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  • July 15 @ 1:13 pm

Site Check-in App Built for Pandemic Shifting to Broader Uses

When the first COVID-related restrictions came down on U.S. construction sites in the spring of 2020, many contractors were caught flat-footed compiling information on workers and visitors for contact tracing.

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  • July 15 @ 12:33 pm
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  • July 15 @ 12:33 pm

New Rendering Modes, Cloud Integrations in Archicad 25

The latest revision of the popular BIM design software Archicad includes improved rendering options and expanded asset libraries for designers and architects.

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  • July 15 @ 12:29 pm
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  • July 15 @ 12:29 pm

Collapsed DC Pedestrian Bridge To Be Rebuilt Within Three Years

The District of Columbia plans to replace a pedestrian bridge that collapsed June 23 after being struck by a truck.

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  • July 15 @ 12:17 pm
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  • July 15 @ 12:17 pm

Structural Health Check-Ups Needed but Are Too Infrequent

Knowing when a building is structurally deteriorating, and actually doing something about it can be very different things, as the collapse in Surfside, Fla., has shown this month.

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  • July 15 @ 10:10 am
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  • July 15 @ 10:10 am

Champlain Towers Collapse Prompts Call for Change

As investigators continue to seek the trigger for the Champlain Towers  South condominium collapse in Surfside, Fla., one of the deadliest accidental building collapses in U.S. history is already causing state elected officials, city and county buildings officials, industry groups and others to hurriedly reassess the condition of older buildings—leading to additional evacuations. And some […]

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  • July 15 @ 9:09 am
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Experts Predict a Strong Second Half of 2021 as the Economy Recovers

Residential, warehouse construction continue to lead industry in an economy spurred by federal stimulus and vaccination rates.

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  • July 14 @ 4:10 pm
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  • July 14 @ 4:10 pm

Experts Predict Strong Second Half of 2021 As Economy Recovers

Residential, warehouse construction continue to lead industry in an economy spurred by federal stimulus and vaccination rates.

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  • July 14 @ 4:10 pm
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  • July 14 @ 4:10 pm

Construction Economics for July 19, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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Probe Expanded of July 12 Tower Crane Collapse That Killed Five

Answers sought in British Columbia accident, resulting in deaths of four employees of condo site contractor and an occupant of adjacent building hit by equipment during dismantling.

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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am
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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am

Probe Expanded of Tower Crane Collapse That Killed Five July 12

Answers sought in British Columbia condo site accident in which four employees of site contractor died, and an occupant of an adjacent building hit by equipment during dismantling.

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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am
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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am

Probe Expanded of Tower Crane Collapse That Killed Five

Answers sought in British Columbia condo site accident in which four employees of site contractor died, as well as person in adjacent building, allegedly hit by equipment during July 12 dismantling.

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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am
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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am

Investigators Expand Probe of Canada Crane Collapse That Killed Five

Responders seek answers in B.C. condo site accident in which four employees of site contractor died, as well as person in adjacent building, allegedly hit by equipment during July 12 dismantling.

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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am
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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am

Investigators Expand Probe of Fatal Canada Crane Collapse

Responders seek answers to cause of accident that killed four employees of contractor Stemmer Construction, and an unidentified person buried in adjacent building hit by equipment during July 12 dismantling.

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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am
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  • July 14 @ 9:58 am

EPA Asks Corps to Reject $6B Mountain Valley Pipeline Key Permit

Agency says the Virginia pipeline does not do enough to mitigate impacts on hundreds of stream crossings still ahead for 303-mile project, even at 92% completion.

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  • July 13 @ 6:58 pm
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  • July 13 @ 6:58 pm

EPA Asks Corps to Reject Key Construction Permit for $6B Mountain Valley Pipeline

Agency says the Virginia pipeline does not do enough to mitigate impacts on hundreds of stream crossings still ahead for 303-mile project, even at 92% completion.

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  • July 13 @ 6:58 pm
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  • July 13 @ 6:58 pm

EPA Asks Corps To Reject $6B Va. Pipeline’s Key Construction Permit

Agency says Mountain Valley line has too little mitigation of impacts of hundreds of stream crossings still ahead for 303-mile project, even at 92% completion.

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  • July 13 @ 6:58 pm
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  • July 13 @ 6:58 pm

LA Plant Spills 17 Million Gallons of Untreated Sewage Into Pacific

Los Angeles’ Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant spilled 6% of its daily load into the Santa Monica Bay July 11 night due to a mechanical failure and clog – but the public wasn’t notified of the contamination for nearly 20 hours after the incident started.

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  • July 13 @ 6:53 pm
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  • July 13 @ 6:53 pm

First US Standard on Disproportionate Collapse Coming Soon

This summer, the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers expects to release, for public comment, a draft of the first U.S. consensus standard addressing disproportionate collapse of structures.

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  • July 13 @ 3:23 pm
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  • July 13 @ 3:23 pm

First U.S. Standard on Disproportionate Collapse Coming Soon

This summer, the Structural Engineering Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers expects to release, for public comment, a draft of the first U.S. consensus standard addressing disproportionate collapse of structures.

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  • July 13 @ 3:23 pm
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  • July 13 @ 3:23 pm

New Phase of Cuomo Bridge Dispute Opens as NY Thruway Authority Denies Most Claims

Fluor-led project team is awarded $28 million of a $930-million claim.

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  • July 12 @ 4:18 pm
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  • July 12 @ 4:18 pm

New Phase of Cuomo Bridge Dispute Opens as Thruway Authority Denies Most Claims

The owner’s project leader awarded $28 million of a $930-million claim.

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  • July 12 @ 4:18 pm
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  • July 12 @ 4:18 pm

Turner Ex-Construction Manager Gets 51 Months in Bloomberg Bribery Case

Vito Nigro is the last of two Turner Construction and two Bloomberg LLP executives to be sentenced in the bribery and tax evasion scheme.

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  • July 12 @ 1:21 pm
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  • July 12 @ 1:21 pm

Feds Set $6M Construction Tech Boost for Nuclear Power

DOE, GE Hitachi aim to adapt three technologies to cut costs 10% in next-gen reactor construction.

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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm
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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm

Feds Launch $6M Construction Tech Tests to Boost Building of Nuclear Power

DOE, GE Hitachi will adapt three technologies to cut costs 10% in next-gen reactor construction.

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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm
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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm

Feds Launch $6M Construction Tech Tests to Boost Nuclear Power Building

DOE, GE Hitachi will adapt three technologies to cut costs 10% in next-gen reactor construction.

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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm
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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm

Feds Launch $6M Construction Tech Testing for Nuclear Power Building

DOE, GE Hitachi will adapt three technologies to cut 10% from costs of nexr-gen reactor construction.

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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm
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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm

Feds Spend $6M to Test Construction Tech for Nuclear Power Building

DOE program aims to adapt three technologies to cut 10% from costs of new reactor construction.

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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm
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  • July 8 @ 7:33 pm

The 50K Coalition Broadens Its Efforts to Graduate Diverse Engineering Students

Coalition of universities, associations and companies has almost reached its 2025 diversity goal.

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  • July 8 @ 7:22 pm
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  • July 8 @ 7:22 pm

Green Hydrogen Projects Seek Global Scale in Energy Transition

Record size projects in Kazakhstan and Australia press on despite risks while traditional producers seek new roles in changing markets

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  • July 7 @ 6:15 pm
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  • July 7 @ 6:15 pm

Ten Minutes With ACCIONA’s Carlos Planelles

Spain-based global contractor’s managing director for North America talks TBMs, P3s, Canada and more.

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  • July 7 @ 2:30 pm
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  • July 7 @ 2:30 pm

Ten Minutes With Carlos Planelles

ACCIONA's managing director for North America talks TBMs, P3s, Canada, and more.

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  • July 6 @ 11:00 pm
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  • July 6 @ 11:00 pm

GSA Names WMATA VP to Head Public Buildings Service

Appointee Albert led transit agency's real estate office.

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  • July 6 @ 4:20 pm
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  • July 6 @ 4:20 pm

NJ Makes Largest Combined US Offshore Wind Power Award

Developer Orsted and a Shell-EDF team will build two projects totalling 2,568 MW, with new investments committed to component manufacturing, workforce training and expanded subcontractor development.

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  • July 4 @ 11:15 am
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  • July 4 @ 11:15 am

Fourth of July Implosion Set for 12-Story Remains of Champlain Towers

Search and rescue operations ceased on July 3 so that crews could prepare to raze, using charges, the damaged wing of the partially collapsed Champlain Towers South condominium.

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  • July 3 @ 7:33 pm
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  • July 3 @ 7:33 pm

Construction Sheds Another 7,000 Jobs in June

Industry's unemployment rate rises from May level, but is down year over year.

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  • July 2 @ 9:46 am
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  • July 2 @ 9:46 am

Structural Concerns Hamper Champlain Towers Rescue Efforts as Likely Demolition Looms

Miami-Dade County mayor says officials are proceeding toward a likely demolition of the Champlain Towers structure.

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  • July 1 @ 7:53 pm
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  • July 1 @ 7:53 pm

House Approves $715B Transportation and Water Infrastructure Bill

It's unclear how the new package might mesh with the Biden-Senate bipartisan group framework.

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  • July 1 @ 5:58 pm
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  • July 1 @ 5:58 pm

Judge Sentences Roofing Contractor Owner in Florida PPP Fraud Case

The owner of Target Roofing & Sheet Metal reportedly requested an additional month to qualify for substance abuse treatment.

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  • July 1 @ 4:14 pm
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  • July 1 @ 4:14 pm

High-Speed Rail Advocates Optimistic About Prospects

Focused funding program, private investment are touted as key to development.

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  • July 1 @ 2:06 pm
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  • July 1 @ 2:06 pm

High-Speed Rail Advocates Optimistic About Propects

Focused funding program, private investment touted as key to development.

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  • July 1 @ 2:06 pm
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  • July 1 @ 2:06 pm

Work Starts on World’s First $1B Clean Energy Island in North Sea

The P3 artificial offshore wind power hub would distribute 3 GW to several countries in its first phase, with scaleup to 10GW envisioned, say its Danish developers.

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  • July 1 @ 12:25 pm
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  • July 1 @ 12:25 pm

Work Starts on World’s First $1B North Sea Clean Energy Island

The P3 artificial offshore wind power hub would distribute 3 GW to several countries in its first phase, with scaleup to 10GW envisioned, say its Danish developers.

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  • July 1 @ 12:25 pm
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  • July 1 @ 12:25 pm

Work on $1B Clean Energy Island in North Sea Gets Underway

First phase of world’s first artificial hub for offshore wind power would be built to distribute 3 GW to several countries under a P3 contract, say its Danish developers.

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  • July 1 @ 12:25 pm
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  • July 1 @ 12:25 pm

Work on $1B Energy Island in North Sea Gets Underway

First phase of ‘world’s first’ artificial hub for offshore wind power would be built to distribute 3 GW to several countries under a P3 contract, says its Danish developers.

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  • July 1 @ 12:25 pm
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Opinion: Will The Florida Condo Collapse Remind Americans of Their Aging Infrastructure?

Champlain Towers is a flashing red light about the expiration date having passed on much of the constructed environment.

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  • July 1 @ 9:30 am
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2021 2Q Cost Report: Supply Issues Persist Even as Lumber, Other Prices Stabilize

While price increases in softwood lumber have pushed new home costs higher due to homebuilders’ extensive use of the material, estimators for all other building types have felt the pinch as well.

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  • July 1 @ 8:51 am
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  • July 1 @ 8:51 am

2021 2Q Cost Report: Residential Sector Continues to Lead Economic Recovery

As the COVID-19 pandemic recedes in the U.S. and restrictions on work and other interactions are lifted, the construction sector’s rebound is underway, with some markets bouncing back faster than others, analysts say.

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  • July 1 @ 8:36 am
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  • July 1 @ 8:36 am

Maine Lawmakers Resume Action to Shift Grid Control to State

Consumer owned power utility would buy out private providers, if measure passes and is not vetoed, with possible impact on $1B transmission line project; governor has been skeptical in public statements.

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  • June 30 @ 5:30 pm
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  • June 30 @ 5:30 pm

Maine Legislature Resumes Action to Shift Private Grid Control to State

If passed and not vetoed, change would create a consumer owned utility that would buy out Central Maine Power and Versant Power; Gov. Janet Mills has been skeptical of the change in public statements.

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  • June 30 @ 5:30 pm
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  • June 30 @ 5:30 pm

Maine Legislature Resumes Action to Shift Grid Control to State

If passed and not vetoed, change would create a consumer owned utility that would buy out Central Maine Power and Versant Power; Gov. Janet Mills has been skeptical of the change in public statements.

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  • June 30 @ 5:30 pm
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  • June 30 @ 5:30 pm

NYC Buildings Chief Shuts 322 Jobsites, Seeks ‘Culture of Accountability’

Safety sweeps in June prompted closures, as Commissioner Melanie La Rocca touts "zero tolerance," and agency issues new multi-year analysis of injuries and deaths.

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  • June 30 @ 5:25 pm
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  • June 30 @ 5:25 pm

NYC Buildings Chief Shuts 322 Jobsites, Seeking ‘Culture of Accountability’

Safety sweeps in June prompted closures, as Commissioner Melanie La Rocca touts "zero tolerance," and agency issues new multi-year analysis of injuries and deaths.

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  • June 30 @ 5:25 pm
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  • June 30 @ 5:25 pm

New York City Buildings Chief Seeks ‘Culture of Accountability’ With 322 Construction Site Shutdowns

During an interview, DOB Commissioner Melanie La Rocca touts the "zero tolerance" safety sweeps that began a month ago, which so far have closed hundreds of construction sites in the five boroughs, and her department's new construction safety report.

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  • June 30 @ 5:25 pm
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  • June 30 @ 5:25 pm

California Regulator Sets Record Clean Energy Order for Utilities

State PUC tells providers to procure 11.5 GW of renewable power for delivery from 2023-2026, its largest-capacity single procurement and largest requiring only clean energy sources.

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  • June 30 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 30 @ 5:00 pm

California Regulator Sets Record Clean Energy Order

State PUC ordered utilities to procure 11.5 GW of renewable power for delivery from 2023 through 2026, its largest-capacity single procurement and the largest requiring only clean energy sources.

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  • June 30 @ 5:00 pm
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Pulse: Project News for the Week of July 5, 2021

Baldwin County Public Schools is planning to build a new elementary school in Hokes Bluff.

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  • June 30 @ 3:40 pm
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  • June 30 @ 3:40 pm

US DOT Picks Winners for $905M in New INFRA Grants Round

The 24 winners were chosen from among 157 eligible proposals.

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  • June 30 @ 3:38 pm
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  • June 30 @ 3:38 pm

California Regulator Sets Record Procurement

The California Public Utilities Commission ordered state utilities to procure 11.5 GW of renewable sources of power for delivery from 2023 through 2026 to help meet the state’s goal of relying on 100% clean electricity by 2045.

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  • June 30 @ 3:30 pm
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LNG Canada Megaproject Ramps Up Amid Changing Energy Markets

Fluor-led natural gas export terminal, part of estimated $31-billion project, pushes ahead to make up for COVID-19 delay.

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  • June 30 @ 3:15 pm
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Giant LNG Canada Site Ramps Up Amid Market Shifts

Fluor-led natural gas export terminal pushes to make up COVID-19 delay.

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  • June 30 @ 3:15 pm
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  • June 30 @ 3:15 pm

2021 Top 500 Sourcebook: COVID Hits Hard

Manufacturing construction was hit hard during the pandemic, Steve Jones, senior director of industry insights and research for Dodge Data & Analytics, told ENR’s FutureTech conference.

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  • June 30 @ 2:43 pm
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2021 Top 500 Sourcebook: PFAS in Groundwater

Tetra Tech designed a system to treat PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) detected in the Orange County, Calif., Groundwater Basin, which provides up to 77% of the supply for local water agencies.

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  • June 30 @ 2:18 pm
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1000M Tower, Helmut Jahn’s Last Chicago Project, Gets Approval to Restart Construction

After stopping construction due to pandemic-related uncertainty, architect Helmut Jahn's 1000M tower in Chicago has been approved to resume construction as apartments instead of condos.

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  • June 30 @ 2:13 pm
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2021 Top 500 Sourcebook: Backup Power for Texas

A team bringing three large-scale battery storage systems to West Texas has tapped Burns & McDonnell to take the lead on the project, which would provide backup energy for the state’s power supply and reduce the likelihood of rolling blackouts.

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  • June 30 @ 2:02 pm
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2021 Top 500 Sourcebook: Natural Gas to Gasoline

Bechtel is designing a $6.5-billion plant to turn natural gas into gasoline in Penwell, Texas, for Nacero Inc. The energy firm says the plant would be the nation’s first such facility.

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  • June 30 @ 1:47 pm
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  • June 30 @ 1:47 pm

Construction Economics for July 12, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • June 30 @ 1:09 pm
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  • June 30 @ 1:09 pm

Copy of – Construction Economics for July 12, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • June 30 @ 1:09 pm
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  • June 30 @ 1:09 pm

Construction Economics for July 5, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • June 30 @ 1:09 pm
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  • June 30 @ 1:09 pm

2021 Top 500 Sourcebook: Making Way for Freight

A six-mile segment of Interstate 15 in San Bernardino County, Calif., will be augmented with tolled express lanes to provide much-needed capacity for the corridor’s growing volume of freight traffic.

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  • June 30 @ 1:04 pm
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  • June 30 @ 1:04 pm

2021 Top 500 Sourcebook: Comprehensive Care

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  • June 30 @ 11:45 am
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  • June 30 @ 11:45 am

US Supreme Court Backs $1B Pipeline, 5-4, in State Eminent Domain Battle

PennEast natural gas line from Pennsylvania to New Jersey has federal power to seize NJ-owned land, said justices, despite Justice Amy Coney Barrett-led dissent; project still lacks key approvals but industry welcomes ruling

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  • June 29 @ 3:50 pm
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  • June 29 @ 3:50 pm

US Supreme Court, 5-4, Backs $1B Pipeline in State Eminent Domain Battle

PennEast natural gas line from Pennsylvania shale fields to New Jersey has federal power to seize NJ-owned land, said justices, with Justice Amy Coney Barrett dissent; project still faces more approvals but industry welcomes ruling

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  • June 29 @ 3:50 pm
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  • June 29 @ 3:50 pm

US Supreme Court Backs $1B Pipeline in State Eminent Domain Battle

In 5-4 decision. justices said PennEast natural gas line from Pennsylvania shale fields to New Jersey has federal power to seize NJ-owned land, but more local project approvals loom.

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  • June 29 @ 3:50 pm
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  • June 29 @ 3:50 pm

Airlines’ Approval Clears New Pittsburgh Terminal for Takeoff

Originally scheduled to begin construction in April 2020, the terminal was temporarily grounded along with the rest of the U.S. commercial aviation industry by the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • June 28 @ 6:58 pm
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  • June 28 @ 6:58 pm

Wood Group to Pay $177M to Settle US, UK, Brazilian Bribery Charges

The case centers on activities of subsidiary Amec Foster Wheeler several years before Wood acquired it.

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  • June 28 @ 5:28 pm
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  • June 28 @ 5:28 pm

Biden Walks Back Comment Linking Infrastructure and ‘American Families’ Bills

In a turnabout, Biden says he didn't intend to imply a veto threat.

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  • June 27 @ 6:07 pm
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  • June 27 @ 6:07 pm

Court Ruling Adds Scrutiny in FERC Pipeline Approval Review

D.C. appeals court June 22 reversal of an operating natural gas line’s 2018 certification is a focus as the agency considers changes in how it decides need for interstate pipelines.

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  • June 27 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 27 @ 5:00 pm

Court Ruling Adds New Scrutiny in FERC Pipeline Approval Review

D.C. appeals court June 22 reversal of an operating natural gas line’s 2018 certification is a focus as the agency considers changes in how it decides need for interstate pipelines.

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  • June 27 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 27 @ 5:00 pm

Court Ruling Adds New Scrutiny to FERC Pipeline Approvals

D.C. appeals court’s June 22 reversal of an operating natural gas line’s 2018 okay will add new focus as the agency reconsiders how it decides need for future interstate pipelines.

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  • June 27 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 27 @ 5:00 pm

Engineers Try to Fathom Factors Leading to Deadly Champlain Towers Collapse

The sudden, progressive collapse that brought down a portion of the 12-story, 40-year-old residential building is puzzling, say engineers.

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  • June 25 @ 6:44 pm
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  • June 25 @ 6:44 pm

Biden, Senate Group Strike Deal on Infrastructure Framework

Multiyear plan has a $579-billion increase spread over various sectors but legislation is far from final.

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  • June 24 @ 7:13 pm
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  • June 24 @ 7:13 pm

Biden, Senate Group Strike a Deal on Infrastructure ‘Framework’

Multi-year plan has $579 billion increase spread over various sectors.

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  • June 24 @ 7:13 pm
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  • June 24 @ 7:13 pm

Nine Confirmed Dead, Many Still Missing in South Florida Condominium Collapse

Rescuers continue victim search at Champlain Towers site as investigators seek a cause for partial collapse of 12-story building in Surfside, Fla.

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  • June 24 @ 11:42 am
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  • June 24 @ 11:42 am

Four Confirmed Dead, 159 Missing on June 24 in South Florida Condominium Collapse

Rescuers continue victim search at Champlain Towers site as investigators seek a cause for partial collapse of 12-story beach-front building in Surfside, Fla. FEMA is ordered to coordinate federal emergency response.

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  • June 24 @ 11:42 am
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  • June 24 @ 11:42 am

Four Confirmed Dead, 159 Missing in South Florida Condominium Collapse

Rescuers continue victim search at Champlain Towers site as investigators seek a cause for partial collapse of 12-story beach-front building in Surfside, Fla. FEMA is ordered to coordinate federal emergency response.

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  • June 24 @ 11:42 am
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  • June 24 @ 11:42 am

Kiewit Said to Withdraw From $2B Newark, NJ AirTrain Competition

Contractor’s exit appears linked to payment claim on completed Port Authority of New York-New Jersey Goethals Bridge P3 project.

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  • June 23 @ 5:24 pm
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  • June 23 @ 5:24 pm

Kiewit Is Said to Withdraw From $2B Newark, NJ AirTrain Competition

Contractor’s exit appears linked to payment claim on completed Port Authority of New York-New Jersey Goethals Bridge P3 project.

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  • June 23 @ 5:24 pm
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  • June 23 @ 5:24 pm

Kiewit Said to Withdraw From $2-Billion Newark AirTrain Competition

The big contractor is disputing payments on another New York-area project.

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  • June 23 @ 5:24 pm
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  • June 23 @ 5:24 pm

Truck Impact Eyed in D.C. Pedestrian Bridge Collapse Over Highway

Bridge spanning six-lane Route 295 highway apparently lifted off its moorings, reportedly causing non-life-threatening injuries to six motorists

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  • June 23 @ 12:00 pm
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  • June 23 @ 12:00 pm

Truck Impact Eyed in DC Pedestrian Bridge Collapse

Six motorists reportedly suffered non-life-threatening injuries when a pedestrian bridge spanning a six-lane highway collapsed in Washington, D.C.

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  • June 23 @ 12:00 pm
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  • June 23 @ 12:00 pm

Industry Leads for the Week of June 28, 2021

Standard Lithium Ltd. is considering constructing a direct lithium extraction and lithium hydroxide plant at its 27,000-acre TETRA Property in the Smackover Formation area of Columbia and Lafayette Counties.

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  • June 23 @ 9:49 am
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  • June 23 @ 9:49 am

Industry Leads for the June of April 28, 2021

Standard Lithium Ltd. is considering constructing a direct lithium extraction and lithium hydroxide plant at its 27,000-acre TETRA Property in the Smackover Formation area of Columbia and Lafayette Counties.

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  • June 23 @ 9:49 am
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Pulse: Project News for the Week of June 28, 2021

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is planning to construct the Arctic Deep Draft Port in Nome.

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  • June 23 @ 9:32 am
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  • June 23 @ 9:32 am

House Made of 3D-Printed Concrete Goes Up in Arizona

Using a gantry-mounted printer and a specialized concrete admixture, the project is the first to use the PERI 3D printing system in the U.S.

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  • June 23 @ 9:04 am
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  • June 23 @ 9:04 am

US Judge Rejects Pennsylvania Suit to Reverse Fracking Ban

Two legislators and four Marcellus Shale region towns and cities lack standing to overturn Delaware River Basin Commission’s February fracking ban

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  • June 22 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 22 @ 7:00 pm

US Judge Rejects Pennsylvania Suit to Reverse Regional Fracking Ban

Two legislators and four Marcellus Shale region towns and cities lack standing to overturn Delaware River Basin Commission’s February fracking ban

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  • June 22 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 22 @ 7:00 pm

U.S. Judge Rejects Pennsylvania Suit to Reverse Regional Fracking Ban

Two legislators and four Marcellus Shale region towns and cities lack standing to overturn Delaware River Basin Commission’s February fracking ban

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  • June 22 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 22 @ 7:00 pm

Vogtle Project Owner’s Quality-Assurance Gets NRC Scrutiny

The need for construction remediation of installed electrical cable systems triggered Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s action.

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  • June 22 @ 4:48 pm
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  • June 22 @ 4:48 pm

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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  • June 22 @ 4:48 pm
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  • June 22 @ 4:48 pm

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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  • June 22 @ 6:20 am

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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  • June 22 @ 6:20 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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  • June 22 @ 6:20 am

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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  • June 21 @ 6:56 pm

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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  • June 21 @ 11:24 am

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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  • June 18 @ 2:00 pm
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  • June 18 @ 2:00 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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  • June 18 @ 2:00 pm

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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  • June 18 @ 9:00 am

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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  • June 17 @ 3:05 pm

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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  • June 17 @ 3:05 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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  • June 17 @ 3:05 pm

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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  • June 16 @ 11:00 pm

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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  • June 16 @ 11:00 pm

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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  • June 16 @ 6:00 pm
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  • June 16 @ 6:00 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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  • June 16 @ 6:00 pm
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  • June 16 @ 6:00 pm

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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  • June 16 @ 4:57 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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  • June 15 @ 5:33 pm

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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  • June 15 @ 5:23 pm

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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  • June 15 @ 4:50 pm

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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  • June 15 @ 4:50 pm

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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  • June 15 @ 11:41 am

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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  • June 15 @ 5:55 am

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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  • June 14 @ 3:55 pm

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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  • June 14 @ 12:42 pm

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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  • June 14 @ 12:42 pm

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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  • June 13 @ 8:44 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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  • June 12 @ 12:00 pm

Feds Add NY-NJ Waters to Gulf of Mexico in Offshore Wind Spurt

Administration propels process to seek developer interest and public comment on energy projects in shallow waters southeast of New York City and off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; NY projects would be built under labor pacts, with lease auctions possible before year end.

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  • June 12 @ 11:20 am
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  • June 12 @ 11:20 am

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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  • June 12 @ 11:20 am

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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  • June 12 @ 11:20 am

ENR Top 400: Petroleum Construction Market Fizzles for Firms

Although most construction markets have seen growth over the past decade, the petroleum market is a notable exception with a 59% drop from its high in 2013. 

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  • June 11 @ 10:07 am
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  • June 11 @ 10:07 am

UK-Based Plunge Pool Will Be ‘Huge” Research Asset

A 50-m-deep plunge pool will be the centerpiece of a planned U.K. research and testing facility at a site near Cornwall, England.

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  • June 11 @ 10:00 am
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  • June 11 @ 10:00 am

UK-Based Plunge Pool Will Be ‘Huge Asset’ for Research

A 50-m-deep plunge pool will be the centerpiece of a planned U.K. research and testing facility at a site near Cornwall, England.

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  • June 11 @ 10:00 am
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  • June 11 @ 10:00 am

U.K.-Based Plunge Pool Will Be ‘Huge Asset’ for Research

A 50-m-deep plunge pool will be the centerpiece of a planned U.K. research and testing facility at a site near Cornwall, England.

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  • June 11 @ 10:00 am
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  • June 11 @ 10:00 am

Viewpoint: How Apprenticeships Create Paths to Better Lives

The building trades in modern America have long been a path to the middle class, and construction apprentice training provides more than a middle-class income. The jobs are a path out of endless financial worry.

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  • June 11 @ 8:15 am
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  • June 11 @ 8:15 am

Pulse: Project News for the Week of June 14, 2021

The Arkansas Dept. of Transportation is planning an improvement project for Interstate 30 in Saline County.

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  • June 11 @ 8:00 am
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  • June 11 @ 8:00 am

Procore Releases New Preconstruction and BIM Tools, Offers Lowe’s Discount

Firm has added the first new features for its cloud-based construction management software platform since its initial public offering in May.

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  • June 11 @ 12:23 am
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  • June 11 @ 12:23 am

Procore Releases New Preconstruction, BIM Tools, Offers Lowe’s Discount

Procore, Inc., has added new preconstruction, BIM and estimation features to its construction management platform, as well as a worldwide standards tool and a Lowe's discount for U.S. users.

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  • June 11 @ 12:23 am
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  • June 11 @ 12:23 am

Procore Releases New Preconstruction, BIM Tools, Offers Users a Discount at Lowe’s

Procore, Inc., has added new preconstruction, BIM and estimation features to its construction management platform, as well as a worldwide standards tool and a Lowe's discount for U.S. users.

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  • June 11 @ 12:23 am
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  • June 11 @ 12:23 am

Exec News: McDermott CEO Resigns; CH2M, Bechtel Veteran Lee McIntire Takes Role

No reason stated for energy contractor former chief’s action; infrastructure leader Maria Lehman, elected ASCE 2022-23 president, intends to “right some of the wrongs in the profession right now,” she said.

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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm

Who May Feel Financial Pain Inflicted By Katerra’s Bankruptcy

Unpaid trade creditors, obligations to sureties and speculation about what went wrong with the fast-moving startup.

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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm

CH2M, Bechtel Veteran Lee McIntire Is Tapped as McDermott CEO

No reason given for David Dickson resignation; infrastructure leader Maria Lehman is elected ASCE president for 2022, intending to “right some of the wrongs in the profession right now,” she says.

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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm

Who May Feel The Financial Pain Inflicted By Katerra’s Bankruptcy

Unpaid trade creditors, surety bonds and speculation about what went wrong.

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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm

CH2M, Bechtel Veteran Lee McIntire Tapped as McDermott CEO

No reason given for departure of David Dickson; infrastructure leader Maria Lehman is elected ASCE president for 2022, intending to “right some of the wrongs in the profession right now,” she says.

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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 10 @ 5:00 pm

House Committee Approves 5-Year $547B Surface Transportation Bill

Bill would provide $343 billion for highways, bridges and highway safety.

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  • June 10 @ 4:05 pm
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  • June 10 @ 4:05 pm

ASCE Elects Maria Lehman to Lead in 2022-23

Veteran civil engineers’ group board member said she intends to “right some of the wrongs in the profession right now and really set us up to be the leaders that we’re meant to be.”

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  • June 10 @ 3:00 pm
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  • June 10 @ 3:00 pm

Project Management App Buildup Acquired by Stanley X

In a surprising shift for a traditional tool manufacturer, Stanley X, the innovation division of Stanley Black & Decker, has acquired Buildup, a project management platform used by general contractors and trade workers for punchlists, RFIs and inspections.

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  • June 10 @ 3:00 pm
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  • June 10 @ 3:00 pm

US Labor Dept. Releases OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard for Health Care Workers

OSHA releases emergency temporary standard for health care workers June 10, after it initially sought to create a broader standard that included more industries, including construction.

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  • June 10 @ 2:58 pm
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  • June 10 @ 2:58 pm

Dept. of Labor Releases OSHA Temporary COVID-19 Standard for Health Care Workers

OSHA released a new emergency temporary standard for health care workers June 10, after initially seeking to create a broader standard that included more industries, including construction.

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  • June 10 @ 2:58 pm
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  • June 10 @ 2:58 pm

NY Bill Would Make Contractors Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Theft

Legislation passed June 2 and set to be signed into law by Gov. Andrew Cuomo, limits to three years contractor liabilty for a subcontractor not paying wages.

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  • June 10 @ 1:05 pm
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  • June 10 @ 1:05 pm

New York Law To Make Contractors Responsible for Subcontractor Wage Theft

The bill, expected to be signed into law by Gov. Cuomo, limits to three years a contractor's liabilty for a subcontractor not paying wages.

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  • June 10 @ 1:05 pm
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  • June 10 @ 1:05 pm

ENR FutureTech 2021 Opens With a Look at Construction Robotics and Startup Partnerships

New advances in automation, data collection and the perils of too many pilot projects were the top line ideas at the first day of the 2021 ENR FutureTech conference. 

  • ENR
  • June 10 @ 11:35 am
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  • June 10 @ 11:35 am

Feds Target New Offshore Wind Projects in Gulf of Mexico

Administration seeks comment on leasing and environmental risks in area off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; studies show a single offshore wind project could support about 4,470 jobs with $445 million in GDP during construction

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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm
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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm

Feds Target More Offshore Wind Projects in Gulf of Mexico

Administration seeks industry comment on gulf site leasing and environmental risks in area off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; North Carolina also will develop 2.8 GW by 2030

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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm
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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm

US Targets Offshore Wind in Gulf of Mexico, as NC Now Seeks 2.8 GW

Interior Dept. will seek developer interest starting June 11 in leasing sites for projects off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; NC Gov. Cooper exec order also seeks 8 GW for state by 2040

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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm
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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm

US Targets Offshore Wind in Gulf of Mexico, as N.C. Sets New 2.8 GW Goal by 2030

Interior Dept. will seek developer interest starting June 11 in leasing sites for projects off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama; NC Gov. Cooper exec order also seeks 8 GW for state by 2040

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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm
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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm

US Offshore Wind Energy Push Moves Into the Gulf of Mexico

Interior Dept seeks developer interest for projects off Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama

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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm
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  • June 9 @ 9:20 pm

House Committee Clears $50B Clean Water Bill

Transportation and Infrastructure Committee bill has $40 billion over five years for Clean Water SRF.

  • ENR
  • June 9 @ 7:34 pm
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  • June 9 @ 7:34 pm

Terminated Keystone XL Pipeline Site Closure Steps Still In Play

Business decision scuttles controversial $8B oil line after Biden permit halt, along with competing lines and energy market changes; owner awarded 2020 contracts to six contractors and weighs ‘options’ for pipe laid and stored, building sites started and easements.

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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm

Terminated Keystone XL Pipeline Closure Steps Still In Play

Business decision scuttles controversial $8B oil line after Biden permit halt, along with competing lines and energy market changes; owner awarded 2020 contracts to six contractors and weighs ‘options’ for pipe laid and stored, building sites started and easements.

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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm

Terminated Keystone XL Pipeline Closure Details Still Unclear

Business decision scuttles controversial $8B oil line after Jan. 20 Biden cross-border permit halt, along with competing lines and energy market changes; owner awarded 2020 contracts to six contractors and weighs ‘options’ for pipe laid and stored, building sites started and easements.

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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm

Terminated Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Closure Details Still Unclear

Business decision to scuttle controversial $8B project follows Jan. 20 Biden revoke of cross-border permit—along with competing lines and energy market changes; owner had awarded contracts last year to six contractors

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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm

TC Energy Terminates $8B Keystone XL Crude Oil Pipeline

Business decision to scuttle long controversial project follows Jan. 20 Biden revoke of cross-border permit, along with competing pipelines and energy market shifts; firm awarded contracts to six contractors, but no details aired on shutdown logistics

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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm

TC Energy Terminates Keystone XL Crude Oil Pipeline

Business decision to end development of much-opposed $8B project follows President Biden Jan. 20 order to cancel project permit, and energy market shifts.

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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm
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  • June 9 @ 7:00 pm

Waters of the U.S. Rule to be Rewritten, Yet Again

The rewrite follows a review that found fewer water bodies are being protected under a Trump-era revision.

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  • June 9 @ 6:20 pm
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  • June 9 @ 6:20 pm

FARO Acquires HoloBuilder, Expanding Reality Capture Offerings

3D imaging and measurement firm FARO Technologies announced on June 7 that it is acquiring 360° reality capture firm HoloBuilder in a $34 million deal. 

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  • June 9 @ 5:16 pm
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  • June 9 @ 5:16 pm

High-Speed Rail is “Having a Moment”: Brightline CEO

Reininger suggests federal reforms and changes to encourage more private investment.

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  • June 9 @ 11:54 am
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  • June 9 @ 11:54 am

As Vogtle’s 2021 In-Service Deadline Approaches, Finish Line Slips Further Away From Builders

Monitors expect both new nuclear units to miss their regulatory-approved commercial operation dates.

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  • June 8 @ 5:55 pm
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  • June 8 @ 5:55 pm

As Vogtle’s 2021 In-Service Deadline Approaches, the Finish Line Slips Further Away From Builders

Monitors expect both of the new nuclear units to miss their regulatory-approved commercial operation dates.

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  • June 8 @ 5:55 pm
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  • June 8 @ 5:55 pm

Engineered-Products Firm Sentenced to $7M Fine For Bid-Rigging

Sentence in fraudulent bids to state DOT is in line with Contech Engineered Products' plea agreement with US Justice Dept.

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  • June 8 @ 4:06 pm
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  • June 8 @ 4:06 pm

Engineered-Products Firm Sentenced to $7M Fine in Bid-Rigging Case

Sentence is in line with Contech Engineered Products' plea agreement with DOJ.

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  • June 8 @ 4:06 pm
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  • June 8 @ 4:06 pm

N.J. Shuts Down Contractor Over Labor Violations at Two Sites

Firm, which owes $300K, is first business to have all operations halted over labor practices; immigrant workers sue project owner claiming wage theft and other alleged abuses

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  • June 8 @ 1:40 pm
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  • June 8 @ 1:40 pm

N.J. Shuts Down Contractor Over Site Labor Violations

Firm, which owes $300K, is first to have all operations halted over labor practices; immigrant workers sue project owner claiming wage theft and other abuses

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  • June 8 @ 1:40 pm
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  • June 8 @ 1:40 pm

N.J. Shuts Contractor’s Full Operations Over Site Labor Violations

Action related to two Hindu temple projects is NJ’s first use in construction of broader shutdown authority in 2019 law; state seeks $300K whlle immigrant workers sue owner over wage theft and other abuses

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  • June 8 @ 1:40 pm
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  • June 8 @ 1:40 pm

Katerra Files For Bankruptcy, Seeks to Reorganize US Operations

Katerra cites a range of factors for its financial trouble. 

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  • June 7 @ 6:35 pm
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  • June 7 @ 6:35 pm

Steel Diaphragm Innovation Initiative Improves Seismic Design Tools

Unprecedented collaborative research on the seismic performance of steel floor and roof diaphragms has improved design methods and relevant standards used throughout the U.S. for steel structures.

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  • June 7 @ 3:14 pm
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  • June 7 @ 3:14 pm

Two FERC Commissioners Dissent on Three Gas Pipeline Project OKs

Louisiana and North Dakota lines, estimated at $1.34 billion, will proceed, but lack needed review of GHG emissions and climate change impacts, say agency chair and member

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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am
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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am

FERC OKs Gas Pipeline Projects Without Greenhouse Gas Impact Statements

Louisiana and North Dakota lines, estimated at $1.34 billion, will proceed, but two dissenting commissioners say projects lack needed review of the impact on climate change.

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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am
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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am

FERC OKs Three Gas Pipeline Projects, Despite Lack of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Impact Statements

Louisiana and North Dakota lines, agency-estimated at $1.34 billion, will proceed, but lack needed climate change reviewsd, said two dissent ing commissioners; Canada weighs future of pipeline building

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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am
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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am

FERC OKs Three Gas Pipeline Projects, Despite GHG Impacts Skipped

Louisiana and North Dakota lines, agency-estimated at $1.34 billion, will proceed, but lack needed climate change reviewsd, said two dissent ing commissioners; Canada weighs future of pipeline building

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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am
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  • June 5 @ 7:14 am

House Democrats Introduce $547B Surface Transportation Bill

The bill, which Republicans sharply criticized, is slated for a June 9 committee vote.

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  • June 4 @ 11:22 am
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  • June 4 @ 11:22 am

Construction Sheds 20,000 Jobs in May, But Jobless Rate Improves

Job losses in nonresidential segments outpace increase in residential building.

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  • June 4 @ 9:25 am
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  • June 4 @ 9:25 am

Viewpoint: Construction Needs A Big Voice in the White House

A Go Big infrastructure initiative is the right idea, but three months into the process, it is leaking political capital at a mortal pace. The infrastructure community must be at the table to maintain focus and breathe life into this critical effort.

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  • June 4 @ 9:20 am
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  • June 4 @ 9:20 am

Texas Passes Reforms to Winterize Power Infrastructure

The reforms, which will require power plants to prepare for extreme weather conditions, were passed in response to widespread power outages in February.

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  • June 4 @ 12:00 am
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  • June 4 @ 12:00 am

Two More Contractors Caught Up in SF Public Works Bribe Scandal

San Francisco firm executives pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiracy fraud charge

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  • June 3 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 3 @ 5:00 pm

Two More Contractors Caught-Up in SF Public Works Official Bribing Scandal

Two San Francisco contractors pled guilty in federal court to the charge of conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud.

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  • June 3 @ 5:00 pm
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  • June 3 @ 5:00 pm

Construction Worker Killed on SR 520 Highway Site in Seattle

Worker, whose identity and jobsite role were not disclosed, died on the State Route 520 Montlake Phase project after being pinned between a semi-truck flatbed and an 11,000-lb steel beam.

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  • June 3 @ 11:28 am
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  • June 3 @ 11:28 am

Construction Worker Killed at State Route 520 Construction Site in Seattle

Worker, whose identity and jobsite role were not disclosed, died on the State Route 520 Montlake Phase project after being pinned between a semi-truck flatbed and an 11,000-lb steel beam.

  • ENR
  • June 3 @ 11:28 am
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  • June 3 @ 11:28 am

Construction Worker Dies at State Route 520 Construction Site in Seattle

A construction worker on the State Route 520 Montlake Phase project died after being pinned between a semi-truck flatbed and an 11,000-lb steel beam.

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  • June 3 @ 11:28 am
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  • June 3 @ 11:28 am

Construction Worker Dies at State Route 250 Construction Site in Seattle

A construction worker on the State Route 520 Montlake Phase project died after being pinned between a semi-truck flatbed and an 11,000-lb steel beam.

  • ENR
  • June 3 @ 11:28 am
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  • June 3 @ 11:28 am

Kiewit Could Start I-40 Bridge Permanent Repairs By End of June

The contractor is procuring components to reinforce fractured girder as DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits Mississippi River site.

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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm
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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm

I-40 Bridge Permanent Repairs Could Start This Month

Kiewit moves forward with procuring components to reinforce fractured girder as DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits Mississippi River damage site.

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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm
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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm

I-40 Permanent Repairs Could Start This Month

As DOT Secretary Pete Buttigieg visits Mississippi River damage site, Kiewit moves forward with procuring components to reinforce fractured girder.

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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm
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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm

I-40 Permanent Repairs Might Begin This Month

As DOT Secretary Buttigieg visits site, Kiewit moves forward with procuring components for reinforcing fractured girder.

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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm
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  • June 2 @ 11:00 pm

Nevada Governor To Accelerate $2B State Grid Expansion Project

State will speed up work by three years on 585-mile Greenlink transmission line to connect to solar, geothermal and wind energy resources; 2021 world power investment to rise 5% to record $820 billion, says global energy monitor’s new analysis.

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  • June 2 @ 8:40 pm
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  • June 2 @ 8:40 pm

Nevada Governor Accelerates $2B State Grid Expansion Project

State will speed up work by three years on 585-mile Greenlink transmission line to connect to solar, geothermal and wind energy resources; 2021 world power investment to rise 5% to record $820 billion, says global energy monitor’s new analysis.

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  • June 2 @ 8:40 pm
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  • June 2 @ 8:40 pm

Nevada Governor Accelerates $2B Grid Expansion Project

State will speed up work on the 585-mile Greenlink transmission line to connect users to solar, geothermal and wind energy resources in remote locations.

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  • June 2 @ 8:40 pm
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  • June 2 @ 8:40 pm

As Katerra Reportedly Shuts Down, Scramble Ensues Among Team Members, Clients

The vertically integrated construction startup that sought to bring the myriad aspects of design, manufacturing and construction under one roof, is set to stop operations, according to media reports.

  • ENR
  • June 2 @ 7:25 pm
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  • June 2 @ 7:25 pm

Vertically Integrated Construction Firm Katerra Is Reportedly Shutting Down

California-based startup that sought to bring the myriad aspects of design, manufacturing and construction under one roof, is set to stop operations, according to media reports.

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  • June 2 @ 7:25 pm
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  • June 2 @ 7:25 pm

EEOC: Employers Can Make COVID-19 Vaccination a Job Requirement

Federal agency now says industry firms can require the shot for jobsites and other workplaces, if health and religious exemptions are allowed.

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  • June 1 @ 2:48 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:48 pm

EEOC Says Contractors, Other Employers Can Make COVID-19 Vaccination a Job Requirement

Contractors can require a COVID-19 vaccination to be at job sites and other workplaces, according to new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance, provided that exemptions for health and religion are allowed.

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  • June 1 @ 2:48 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:48 pm

EEOC Says Contractors, Others Employers Can Make COVID-19 Vaccination a Job Requirement

Contractors can require a COVID-19 vaccination to be at job sites and other workplaces, according to new Equal Employment Opportunity Commission guidance, provided that exemptions for health and religion are allowed.

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  • June 1 @ 2:48 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:48 pm

This Firm Beat Bechtel as No. 1 on ENR’s Top 400 Contractors List

As Bechtel focuses on shrinking its cost structure, another company rises to lead the 2021 top U.S. contractors ranking, for the first time in 20 years.

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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm

This Firm Beat Bechtel as No. 1 on ENR’s Top 400 List

As Bechtel focuses on shrinking its cost structure, another firm rises to lead the 2021 top U.S. contractors ranking, for the first time in 20 years.

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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm

This Firm Beat Bechtel for No. 1 on the Top 400

As Bechtel focuses on shrinking its cost structure, another firm rises to the top of the Top 400 Contractor list for the first time in 20 years.

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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm

This Firm Beat Out Bechtel for No. 1 on the Top 400

As Bechtel focuses on shrinking its cost structure, another firm rises to the top of the Top 400 Contractor list for the first time in 20 years.

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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm

ENR Top 400: Turner Construction Ranks No. 1 for First Time

As Bechtel focuses on shrinking its cost structure, Turner rises to the top of the Top 400 Contractor list for the first time.

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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm
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  • June 1 @ 2:00 pm

State Engineering Boards Target Drone Photographers for Unlicensed Survey Work

Where is the line between land surveying and photography?

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  • June 1 @ 11:02 am
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  • June 1 @ 11:02 am

Engineer Boards Target Drone Photographers for Unlicensed Survey Work

Where is the line between land surveying and photography?

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  • June 1 @ 11:02 am
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  • June 1 @ 11:02 am

Engineering Boards Target Drone Photographers For Unlicensed Land Survey Work

Where is the line between land surveying and photography?

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  • June 1 @ 11:02 am
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  • June 1 @ 11:02 am

City Facing Over $5M in Street, Utility Repairs Around New Orleans Hard Rock Site

With the remains of the Hard Rock Hotel site now clear of debris, the city of New Orleans is facing a multimillion-dollar series of infrastructure repairs to fix damages that resulted from the fatal collapse of the hotel and its subsequent demolition.

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  • June 1 @ 10:45 am
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  • June 1 @ 10:45 am

Court, Investors, Biden Push Energy Firms Harder to Address Climate Change

Back-to-back May actions by Dutch judges and oil major shareholders focus pressure to accelerate CO2 cuts as White House orders more disclosure of business and government climate-linked financial risks.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Court, Investors, Biden Push Energy Firms to Address Climate Change

Back-to-back May actions by Dutch judges, shareholders and White House focus pressure to accelerate CO2 cuts and disclose broader business and government climate-linked financial risks.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Investors, Court, Biden Bear Down on Energy Firms to Address Climate Change

Back-to-back May actions by Dutch court, corporate shareholders and White House focus pressure to accelerate CO2 cuts and disclose climate-linked financial risks.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Investors, Court, Biden Push Energy Firms to Address Climate Change

Back-to-back late May actions by Dutch court, corporate shareholders and White House ramp up pressure to accelerate CO2 cuts and disclose climate-linked financial risks.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Investors, Court, Govt. Push Energy Firms to Address Climate Change

Pressure to accelerate CO2 cuts and disclose climate-linked financial risks ramps up in back-to-back late May actions by Dutch court, corporate investors and Biden White House.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Investors, Federal Government Upping Pressure on Energy Sector Firms to Address Climate Change

Global court, corporate investors and Biden White House push for accelerated CO2 cuts and disclosure of climate-linked financial risks in back-to-back late May actions.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Events Show Fast-Rising Climate Change Pressure on Energy Sector Firms

Global court, corporate investors and Biden White House push for accelerated CO2 cuts and disclosure of climate-linked financial risks in back-to-back late May actions.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Events Show Fast-Rising Climate Change Pressure in Energy Sector

Global court, investors and Biden White House push for accelerated decarbonization actions and disclosure of climate-linked financial risks in back-to-back late May developments.

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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm
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  • May 30 @ 12:55 pm

Feds Green Light $11.6B Hudson River Tunnel Project With Record of Decision

The long-stalled critical Northeast Corridor rail link replacement and upgrade between New Jersey and New York City can now seek federal funds.

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  • May 28 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 28 @ 11:00 pm

Feds Greenlight $11.6B Hudson River Tunnel Project With Record of Decision

The long-stalled critical NJ-NYC rail link replacement can now seek federal funds.

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  • May 28 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 28 @ 11:00 pm

Feds Greenlight Hudson River Tunnel Project With Record of Decision

The long-stalled $11.6B critical link can now seek federal funds.

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  • May 28 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 28 @ 11:00 pm

Biden Fiscal 2022 Budget Boosts Many Construction Programs

Major exception is Corps of Engineers' civil works, which would face a cut.

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  • May 28 @ 4:33 pm
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  • May 28 @ 4:33 pm

AGC Survey: 60% of Highway Contractors Report Job Site Vehicle Crashes

About 30% of firms report crashes had happened five or more times during the past 12 months, said AGC chief economist Ken Simonson, with 3% reporting one fatality and 1% reporting two.

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  • May 28 @ 3:48 pm
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  • May 28 @ 3:48 pm

AGC Survey: 60% Highway Contractors Report Job Site Vehicle Crashes

About 30% of firms report crashes had happened five or more times during the past 12 months, said AGC chief economist Ken Simonson, with 3% reporting one fatality and 1% reporting two.

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  • May 28 @ 3:48 pm
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  • May 28 @ 3:48 pm

AGC Survey: Majority of Highway Contractors Report Vehicle Crashes at Job Sites

60% of highway contractors surveyed by the Associated General Contractors of America reported have at least one passenger vehicle crash into their work sites in the last year.

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  • May 28 @ 3:48 pm
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  • May 28 @ 3:48 pm

Jacobs Team Beats Four Others For $6.4B DOE Cleanup Contract in Idaho

Firms will secure 10-year contract to manage nuclear waste cleanup and storage at Idaho National Lab and Fort St. Vrain waste storage site in Colorado.

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  • May 28 @ 2:30 pm
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  • May 28 @ 2:30 pm

Jacobs Team Wins 10-Year, $6.4B DOE Idaho Nuke Cleanup Contract

Firms beat four other proposing teams for award to manage nuclear waste cleanup and storage at Idaho National Laboratory and Fort Saint Vrain site near Platteville, Colo.

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  • May 28 @ 2:30 pm
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  • May 28 @ 2:30 pm

Editorial: How To Write a Better COVID-19 Standard

How OSHA can keep its forthcoming COVID-19 emergency temporary safety standard fair and reasonable

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  • May 28 @ 8:00 am
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  • May 28 @ 8:00 am

Amazon Resumes Conn. Warehouse Work After Another Noose Found

Contractors restarted retail giant’s 3.6-milion-sq-ft Windsor project for second time on May 27 in the wake of eightth incident of a noose at the worksite.

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  • May 27 @ 3:32 pm
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  • May 27 @ 3:32 pm

Amazon Resumes Work On Connecticut Warehouse After Discovering Another Noose

Contractors restarted work again May 27 on a giant Amazon warehouse in Connecticut in the wake of the discovery of another noose at the worksite.

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  • May 27 @ 3:32 pm
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  • May 27 @ 3:32 pm

GOP Senators Go Higher in New Infrastructure Funding Proposal

White House calls revised proposal's significant increase "encouraging."

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  • May 27 @ 3:20 pm
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  • May 27 @ 3:20 pm

Maryland Purple Line Chief Tapped as Vancouver Transit CEO

Kevin B. Quinn Jr. takes over 8,000-person TransLink, as predecessor Kevin Desmond jumps to U.S. consultant top role

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  • May 27 @ 11:50 am
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  • May 27 @ 11:50 am

Industry Leads for the Week of May 31, 2021

Regenyx LLC is considering constructing a polystyrene reprocessing plant at the Americas Styrenics styrene production plant in St. James.

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  • May 27 @ 11:30 am
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  • May 27 @ 11:30 am

Vancouver Transit Taps Maryland Purple Line Chief as CEO

Kevin B. Quinn Jr. takes over TransLink, effective July 19, as predecessor Kevin Desmond takes U.S. design firm top role

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  • May 27 @ 11:25 am
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  • May 27 @ 11:25 am

Pulse: Project News for the Week of May 31, 2021

Clayton Property Group, doing business as Oakwood Homes, is planning to build a 300-acre northward expansion of the Banning Lewis Ranch subdivision in Colorado Springs.

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  • May 27 @ 11:15 am
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  • May 27 @ 11:15 am

Construction Economics for May 31, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • May 27 @ 10:44 am
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  • May 27 @ 10:44 am

Kitchell Joins Firms Reporting Benefits From Predictive Safety Analytics

The contractor notes a 25% decline in injuries after adopting the observation and data system.

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  • May 27 @ 9:59 am
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  • May 27 @ 9:59 am

Kitchell Joins Companies Reporting Benefits From Predictive Safety Analytics

The contractor says it saw a 25% decline in injuries after adopting the observation and data system.

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  • May 27 @ 9:59 am
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  • May 27 @ 9:59 am

UPDATED: Houston, Harris County Skipped in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funds

Officials are challenging state process in hurricane relief awards after neither local government made the cut, although both contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm. Amid the backlash, the Texas General Land Office is now requesting $750 million in direct federal aid for Harris County.

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  • May 27 @ 8:00 am
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  • May 27 @ 8:00 am

UPDATED: Houston, Harris County Passed Over in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funds

Officials are challenging state process in hurricane relief funding awards after neither local government made the cut, although city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm. Amid the backlash, the Texas General Land Office is now requesting $750 million in direct federal aid for Harris County.

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  • May 27 @ 8:00 am
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  • May 27 @ 8:00 am

UPDATED: Houston, Harris County Passed Over in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funding

Officials in Houston and Harris County are challenging the Texas General Land Office’s process for awarding federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding after neither local government made the cut in a $1-billion round of assistance, even though the city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm.

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  • May 27 @ 8:00 am
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  • May 27 @ 8:00 am

Senate Committee Unanimously Approves 5-Year, $304B Highway Bill

Measure would boost funding 34% over FAST Act's levels.

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  • May 26 @ 4:37 pm
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  • May 26 @ 4:37 pm

Triax Adds Features to Proximity Tracing Wearables, Looks Beyond Social Distancing

Safety tracking tag also has geofencing and hazard warning features, as well as those that can be used for access control at gates and tracking worker equipment certifications

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  • May 26 @ 4:20 pm
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  • May 26 @ 4:20 pm

Triax Adds Features to Proximity Tracing Wearables, Looks to Beyond Social Distancing

When the COVID-19 pandemic led to the closure of construction sites in the spring of 2020, technology firm Triax Technologies looked for how it could help. The company’s worker-safety tracking tag could locate workers on site for safety incidents, but there was a sudden demand for ways to maintain social distancing due to COVID-19. Now, […]

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  • May 26 @ 4:20 pm
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  • May 26 @ 4:20 pm

Administration, California Agree to Build 4.6 GW of Pacific Offshore Wind

Defense Dept., long a project opponent, will allow leases in two areas, while state vows $20M to expedite permits, port work and floating turbine platform approvals; at least 380 turbines are envisioned.

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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm
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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Administration, Calif. Agree to Build 4.6 GW of Pacific Offshore Wind

Defense Dept., long a project opponent, will allow leases in two areas, while state vows $20M to expedite permits, port work and floating turbine platform approvals; at least 380 turbines are envisioned.

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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm
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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Administration, Calif., Agree to Push 4.6 GW of Pacific Offshore Wind

The Defense Dept., long a project opponent, will allow leases in two areas, while state vows $20M to expedite permits, port work and floating turbine platform approvals.

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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm
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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Administration, Calif. Agree to Accelerate 4.6 GW of Pacific Offshore Wind

The Defense Dept., a major project opponent, will allow leases in two areas, while state vows $20M to expedite permits, port work and floating turbine platform approvals.

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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm
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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Biden Administration, California Will Accelerate 4.6 GW of Pacific Offshore Wind

Defense Dept., which has blocked projects due to military urgencies, agrees to leases in two areas, while state vows $20M to expedite permits, port work and floating turbine platform approvals.

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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm
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  • May 25 @ 5:00 pm

Bechtel Tapped to Design Natural Gas-to-Gasoline Plant in Texas

After Bechtel completes the FEED contract, it will deliver a lump-sum price proposal for engineering, procurement and construction of the facility.

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  • May 25 @ 4:54 pm
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  • May 25 @ 4:54 pm

Innovator Doug Woods, the D in DPR Construction, Dies at Age 70

Consensus-builder Doug Woods, the D in DPR Construction, died on May 19 at age 70. Considered an enlightened leader, Woods was a 2012 ENR Newsmaker for fostering collaboration, innovation and technology in construction.

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  • May 25 @ 3:00 pm
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  • May 25 @ 3:00 pm

Houston, Harris County Passed Over in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funding

Office’s process for awarding federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding after neither local government made the cut in a $1 billion round of assistance, even though city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm.

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  • May 25 @ 8:00 am
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  • May 25 @ 8:00 am

Houston, Harris County Passed Up in $1B Round of Federal Harvey Relief Funding

Office’s process for awarding federal Hurricane Harvey relief funding after neither local government made the cut in a $1 billion round of assistance, even though city and county contend they bore the brunt of the 2017 storm.

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  • May 25 @ 8:00 am
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  • May 25 @ 8:00 am

OSHA Fines Three Companies $64,000 in Worker Crushing Death

Penta Building Group and two subs face unspecified safety violations after the worker died Dec. 7 when a 3,000-lb gate fell on him at a California casino job site.

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  • May 24 @ 6:00 pm
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  • May 24 @ 6:00 pm

OSHA Now Says Contractors, Other Employers Should Not Record Vaccine Reactions

OSHA has reversed course on a recommendation about recording as safety incidents adverse reactions to required COVID-19 vaccinations.

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  • May 24 @ 4:08 pm
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ARDOT Rejects Terminated Employee’s Safety Concerns Over Incomplete Bridge Inspection

The bridge inspector asserted that it was unsafe for him to access the area of the bridge where the fracture occurred.

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  • May 24 @ 1:42 pm
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  • May 24 @ 1:42 pm

Carper, Capito Reach Deal on 5-Year, $303.5B Highway Bill

Environment and Public Works Committee slated to vote on bill on May 26.

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  • May 22 @ 7:24 pm
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  • May 22 @ 7:24 pm

Update: GOP Senators Criticize Biden’s Reduced Infrastructure Offer

Revised Biden proposal trims price tag to $1.7 trillion, from initial $2.25 trillion.

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  • May 22 @ 2:17 pm
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  • May 22 @ 2:17 pm

GOP Senators Criticize Biden’s Reduced Infrastructure Offer

Revised Biden proposal trims price tag to $1.7 trillion, from initial $2.25 trillion.

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  • May 22 @ 2:17 pm
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  • May 22 @ 2:17 pm

Egypt’s Huge Capital Complex Rises East of Cairo

Designed by U.S.-based Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the project consists of three phases, with first-phase development estimated at $58 billion when finished in 2030; several buildings are set to complete in 2022.

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  • May 21 @ 1:07 pm
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  • May 21 @ 1:07 pm

New Administrative Capital Rises in Egypt’s Eastern Desert

Designed by U.S.-based Skidmore Owings and Merrill, the project consists of three phases, with first-phase development estimated to cost $58 billion when complete in 2030. Construction of several buildings is set to complete in 2022.

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  • May 21 @ 1:07 pm
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  • May 21 @ 1:07 pm

New Administrative Capital Rises Out of Egypt’s Eastern Desert

The NAC, designed by U.S.-based Skidmore Ownings and Merrill, consists of three phases. Development of phase 1 will cost about $58 billion when complete in 2030. Basic infrastructure of the phase is complete, and construction on several buildings, slated to be finished in 2022, has begun.

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  • May 21 @ 1:07 pm
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  • May 21 @ 1:07 pm

How a Maryland County Created the Gold Standard for Building Emissions Reduction

Montgomery County, Md. is generating buzz by reducing building-related greenhouse gas emissions.

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  • May 21 @ 1:05 pm
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  • May 21 @ 1:05 pm

How a Maryland County Created the Gold Standard for Building Emission Standards

Montgomery County, Md. is generating buzz by reducing greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings.

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  • May 21 @ 1:05 pm
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  • May 21 @ 1:05 pm

Nvidia and Bentley Partner on Digital Twin Modeling and Simulation Environment

Software firm announces link for photo-realistic visualization and simulation in its iTwin digital twin environment at technology conference in April.

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  • May 21 @ 11:56 am
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  • May 21 @ 11:56 am

Nvidia Partners With Bentley on Digital Twin Modeling and Simulation Environment

Bentley announced a partnership with NVIDIA Omniverse for photo-realistic visualization and simulation in its iTwin digital twin environment at the GPU Technology Conference in April.

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  • May 21 @ 11:56 am
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  • May 21 @ 11:56 am

Procore IPO Exceeds $8.5B Valuation in First Day of Trading

Cloud-based construction management software firm sold 9.47 million shares at $67 each in stock offering May 20 on New York Stock Exchange.

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  • May 20 @ 6:17 pm
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  • May 20 @ 6:17 pm

Procore IPO Reaches Valuation of More Than $8.5B in First Day of Trading

Cloud-based construction management software company Procore Inc. sold 9.47 million shares for $67 each in an initial public stock offering on the New York Stock Exchange on May 20.

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  • May 20 @ 6:17 pm
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  • May 20 @ 6:17 pm

Procore IPO Raises $634.5M, Reaches Valuation of More Than $8.5B in First Day of Trading

Cloud-based construction management software company Procore Inc. sold 9.47 million shares for $67 each in an initial public stock offering on the New York Stock Exchange on May 20. Trading by the end of the day had the company's market value at more than $8.5 billion, based on outstanding shares listed in SEC filings.

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  • May 20 @ 6:17 pm
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  • May 20 @ 6:17 pm

Talks Continue on Broad Infrastructure Package, Senate Highway Bill

Carper plans May 26 committee vote on $300B-Plus highway bill.

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  • May 20 @ 6:13 pm
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  • May 20 @ 6:13 pm

ENR Readers Say: Boost Infrastructure Spending, But Keep Tax Hikes in Check

After an initial split vote over President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a majority of poll respondents favor increased federal investment in infrastructure.

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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm
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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm

ENR Readers: Boost Infrastructure Spending, But Keep Tax Hikes in Check

After an initial split vote over President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a majority of poll respondents favor increased federal investment in infrastructure.

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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm
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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm

ENR Readers: Increase Infrastructure Spending, But Keep Tax Hikes in Check

After an initial split vote over President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a majority of poll respondents favor increased federal investment in infrastructure.

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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm
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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm

ENR Poll Results: Increase Infrastructure Spending, But Keep Tax Increases in Check

After an initial split vote over President Biden’s American Jobs Plan, a majority of poll respondents favor increased federal investment in infrastructure.

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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm
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  • May 20 @ 4:25 pm

House Passes $1.9B Bill to Upgrade U.S. Capitol Security

UPDATE: House-approved bill would fund improved windows, doors and new vestibules to screen visitors after breaches, assaults and damage.

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  • May 20 @ 2:40 pm
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  • May 20 @ 2:40 pm

Court-Halted $1B Canada-Maine Transmission Line Will Proceed

New ruling clears Quebec-New England hydro power project, despite opposition; developers propose billions in new lines to route more clean energy to New York City.

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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am
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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am

Court-Halted $1B Canada-New England Transmission Project Will Proceed

New ruling clears Quebec-Maine hydro power line work, despite opposition; developers propose billions in new projects to route more clean energy to New York City.

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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am
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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am

Controversial $1B Canada-New England Transmission Project Will Proceed

Court clears construction of Quebec-Maine hydro power line, while developers propose new projects to route more clean energy to New York City.

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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am
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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am

Controversial $1B Canada-New England Transmission Project Moves Ahead

Construction of a $1-billion Canada-New England hydroelectric power line wins court's OK, while developers offer major proposals to route more renewable power to New York City.

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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am
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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am

Big Northeast Clean Energy Transmission Projects Move Ahead

$1-billion Canada-New England hydro power line construction wins court ok, while developers offer major proposals to route more renewable power to New York City.

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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am
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  • May 20 @ 11:23 am

Biden Restores Obama-Era Local-Hire Test Program at FHWA, FTA

Organized labor praises DOT action, but AGC criticizes it.

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  • May 19 @ 4:51 pm
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  • May 19 @ 4:51 pm

US Supreme Court Punts on First City Climate Change Damages Suit

Merits of Baltimore claim against oil and gas firms for infrastructure costs are skipped, as case returns to lower court with venue guidance; 25 other municipal, state suits now await new decisions.

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  • May 19 @ 3:40 pm
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  • May 19 @ 3:40 pm

US Supreme Court Punts on First City Climate Change Impact Suit

Justices skip review of Baltimore suit merits and return to lower court a case that seeks infrastructure damage costs from oil and gas firms; about 25 other municipal and state claims wait in the wings.

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  • May 19 @ 3:40 pm
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  • May 19 @ 3:40 pm

Seattle to Mitigate Bottleneck With I-5 Widening

Construction will start in downtown Seattle on May 24 to lessen the state’s worst highway congestion.

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  • May 18 @ 6:06 pm
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  • May 18 @ 6:06 pm

EEOC Says it Will Create Specialized Return-to-Work Guidelines

EEOC Commissioner Kevin Sonderling says industry-specific guidelines are necessary even as CDC recommendations evolve.

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  • May 18 @ 2:56 pm
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  • May 18 @ 2:56 pm

EEOC Says it Will Create Specialized Employer Vaccination Guidance

EEOC Commissioner Kevin Sonderling says industry-specific guidelines are necessary even as CDC recommendations evolve.

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  • May 18 @ 2:56 pm
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  • May 18 @ 2:56 pm

Editorial: How To Make a Better COVID-19 Safety Standard

A separate log of COVID-related cases should be required.

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  • May 18 @ 12:39 pm
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  • May 18 @ 12:39 pm

Biden Administration Aims to Curb Carbon in Public, Private Buildings

The EPA and DOE unveiled several new programs to encourage decarbonization in buildings, including announcing the intention to develop the federal government’s first-ever building performance standards

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  • May 18 @ 12:29 pm
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  • May 18 @ 12:29 pm

EPA Watchdog Audits Cite Agency Enforcement Falloff in Recent Years

IG finds impacts from Trump-era changes, but also issues from earlier resource and staff cuts; agency rescinds two rules this week enacted by the former president.

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  • May 18 @ 12:20 pm
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  • May 18 @ 12:20 pm

EPA Watchdog Audits Cite Enforcement Falloff in Recent Years

Inspector General reports find key impacts from changed Trump-era strategy but also from earlier resource and staff cuts; agency moves to rescind two rules enacted in 2020.

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  • May 18 @ 12:20 pm
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  • May 18 @ 12:20 pm

EPA Watchdog Audit Cites Enforcement Falloff in Recent Years

Inspector General report finds key impacts from changed Trump-era strategy but also from earlier resource and staff cuts; agency moves to rescind two rules enacted in 2020.

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  • May 18 @ 12:20 pm
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  • May 18 @ 12:20 pm

Former Iron Workers’ Union Agent Sentenced for Jobsite Attack

Former Indiana union local manager Thomas Williamson, 70, receives four years in federal prison for 2016 extortion attempt and beating of non-union contractor.

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  • May 18 @ 11:14 am
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  • May 18 @ 11:14 am

Former Indiana Iron Workers’ Union Agent Receives Four-Year Sentence for Jobsite Attack

Former union business agent Thomas Williamson, 70, was sentenced to four years in federal prison for a 2016 extortion attempt and violent beating of a non-union contractor.

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  • May 18 @ 11:14 am
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  • May 18 @ 11:14 am

Cause Still Unclear in March Retaining Wall Collapse on $900M NJ Interchange

Forensic investigations of the incident continue, with project cost and schedule impact details also not yet revealed.

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  • May 18 @ 7:14 am
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  • May 18 @ 7:14 am

No Cause Yet Clear in March Retaining Wall Collapse on $900M NJ Interchange

Forensic investigations of the incident continue, with project cost and schedule impact details also not yet revealed.

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  • May 18 @ 7:14 am
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  • May 18 @ 7:14 am

No Cause Yet Clear for Retaining Wall Collapse on $900M NJ Interchange

Forensic investigations of the late March incident continue, with project cost and schedule impact details also not yet revealed.

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  • May 18 @ 7:14 am
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  • May 18 @ 7:14 am

Beam Fracture on Closed Mississippi River Bridge Is at Least Two Years Old

State's DOT inspector is fired for not noticing or reporting the crack at the I-40 Mississippi River bridge during an earlier inspection.

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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm
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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm

Beam Fracture on Closed Mississippi River Bridge Was at Least Two Years Old

State DOT inspector is fired for not noticing or reporting the crack at the I-40 Mississippi River bridge during an earlier inspection.

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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm
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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm

Beam Fracture on Closed Arkansas Bridge Was at Least Two Years Old

Arkansas DOT inspector is fired for not noticing or reporting the crack at the I-40 Mississippi River Bridge during an earlier inspection.

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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm
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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm

UPDATE: Beam Fracture On Closed Arkansas Bridge Was At Least Two Years Old

Inspector is fired for not noticing or reporting the issue sooner.

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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm
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  • May 17 @ 5:07 pm

Former NJ Army Base $2B Makeover is ‘Buzzsaw’ of Activity

Fort Monmouth, a military technology hub for the last century, seeks innovative ways to redevelop 1,126 acres despite financial hurdles, local politics and COVID-19.

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  • May 17 @ 2:40 pm
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  • May 17 @ 2:40 pm

Massive Former NJ Army Base Eyes $2B Transformation

Fort Monmouth, a military technology hub for the last century, now seeks innovative ways to balance redevelopment of 1,126 acres with financial realities, local politics and COVID-19.

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  • May 17 @ 2:40 pm
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  • May 17 @ 2:40 pm

Massive Former NJ Army Base Eyes $2-Billion Transformation

Fort Monmouth, a military technology hub for the last century, now seeks innovative ways to balance redevelopment of 1,126 acres with financial realities, local politics and COVID-19

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  • May 17 @ 2:40 pm
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  • May 17 @ 2:40 pm

Biden, GOP Senators Expected to Resume Talks on Infrastructure Bill

Senate Republicans' new offer could come this week.

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  • May 17 @ 1:10 pm
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  • May 17 @ 1:10 pm

Work To Restart On Brazilian Tunneling Job After 5-Year Hiatus

São Paulo metro work constitutes region's largest P3 contract.

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  • May 17 @ 11:31 am
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  • May 17 @ 11:31 am

Congress Could Act by June to Reinstate Methane Emissions Controls

House moves on congressionally allowed repeal of Trump-era rules that ended the controls in oil and gas sector; the Senate voted for the methane repeal on April 28

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  • May 16 @ 6:10 pm
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  • May 16 @ 6:10 pm

House Bill Has $1.9B to Upgrade U.S. Capitol Security

Money would pay for improved windows, doors and new vestibules to screen visitors.

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  • May 14 @ 4:33 pm
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  • May 14 @ 4:33 pm

Construction Economics for May 17, 2021

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

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  • May 14 @ 2:00 pm
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  • May 14 @ 2:00 pm

Pulse: Project News for the Week of May 17, 2021

The University of Alabama Health System is planning to replace the Spain Rehabilitation Center in Birmingham.

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  • May 14 @ 1:45 pm
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  • May 14 @ 1:45 pm

Newark Symphony Hall Unveils Plans for $50M Renovation

The 95-year-old New Jersey venue aims to improve the surrounding Broad Street area as well as its own building

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  • May 14 @ 1:27 pm
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  • May 14 @ 1:27 pm

AEC Coalition Lays Out Federal Actions for Healthier Buildings

A coalition of more than 250 architecture, engineering and construction firms is urging the Biden administration to take “swift executive action” to require higher sustainability standards for U.S. buildings and infrastructure as part of its Build Back Better plan.

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  • May 14 @ 1:26 pm
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  • May 14 @ 1:26 pm

Maryland Scales Back Big P3 Highway Expansion

$11B added lanes program will now focus on key Potomac River crossing rebuild and fewer toll lane miles. “Our intention is moving forward,” said proponent Gov. Larry Hogan, who leaves office in 2023.

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  • May 14 @ 11:55 am
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  • May 14 @ 11:55 am

Maryland Scales Back Interstate Expansion Plans

Original $11B highway toll lane expansion remains a P3 but will be cut in scope to focus on key Potomac River crossing rebuild and fewer miles.

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  • May 14 @ 11:55 am
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  • May 14 @ 11:55 am

Ontario Transit Projects Get $10B From Fed. Govt. To Accelerate

Infusion is largest-ever transit investment and will boost five projects, said Canada’s infrastructure minister.

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  • May 14 @ 10:00 am
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  • May 14 @ 10:00 am

Ontario Transit Projects Get $10B From Feds To Accelerate

Cash infusion is largest-ever federal investment in transit and will boost five projects, said the country’s infrastructure minister.

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  • May 14 @ 10:00 am
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  • May 14 @ 10:00 am

Twin TBMs Ready to Launch for Vancouver, B.C. Tunnels

Acciona-Ghella holds a design-build-finance contract for the subway extension.

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  • May 13 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 13 @ 11:00 pm

Major Calif. Contractor Pays $725K In EEOC Jobsite Racial Bias Pact

Hathaway Dinwiddie denies lawsuit claims of “hostile work environment” on $700M University of Southern California project but agreed to payment and anti-bias mitigation.

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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm
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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Major Calif. Contractor Pays $725K In EEOC Jobsite Racial Bias Suit Pact

Hathaway Dinwiddie denies suit claims of “hostile work environment” on $700M University of Southern California project but agreed to payment and anti-bias mitigation.

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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm
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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Major Calif. Contractor Pays $725K In EEOC Jobsite Race Bias Suit Pact

Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction refutes workers’ claims of racist actions and “hostile work environment” on $700M U. of Southern California project but agreed to payment and anti-bias mitigation.

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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm
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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Major Calif. Contractor Pays $725K to Settle EEOC Jobsite Racial Bias Suit

Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction denied workers’ claims of racist actions and “hostile work environment” on showcase $700M U. of Southern California campus addition but agreed to payment and anti-bias mitigation.

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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm
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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Major Calif. Contractor Pays $725K to Settle EEOC Jobsite Race Bias Suit

Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction denied workers’ claims of racist actions and “hostile work environment” on showcase $700M U. of Southern California campus addition but agreed to payment and anti-bias mitigation.

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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm
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  • May 13 @ 6:00 pm

Fractured Beam May Close Key Mississippi River Crossing for Months

Arkansas, Tennessee DOTs estimate it could be months before the span can be fully repaired.

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  • May 13 @ 3:51 pm
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  • May 13 @ 3:51 pm

Construction Activity Rises in All Regions, Says Global Survey

Despite materials cost-hike concerns, worldwide construction markets report a growing recovery.

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  • May 13 @ 1:00 pm
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  • May 13 @ 1:00 pm

Robotically Armed TBM Begins Work on UK High-Speed Rail Route

$17-billion, 230-km project will extend service to Birmingham.

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  • May 12 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 12 @ 11:00 pm

Michigan Gov. Threatens to Seize Line 5 Pipeline Profits From Enbridge as Tunnel Gets First Permits

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer won't shut oil and gas pipeline but threatens to seize proceeds if owner Enbridge keeps it operating.

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  • May 12 @ 3:55 pm
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  • May 12 @ 3:55 pm

Michigan Gov. Threatens to Seize Line 5 Profits From Enbridge

Mich. Gov Gretchen Whitmer (D) won't shut down line 5 pipeline but she's threatening to seize its proceeds if Enbridge keeps it open.

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  • May 12 @ 3:55 pm
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  • May 12 @ 3:55 pm

First Large-Scale US Offshore Wind Project OK’ed For Construction

$2.8B, 800MW Vineyard Wind, off Massachusetts, wins U.S. approval to be built under a PLA, as next 800MW state project moves ahead and new ocean real estate is auctioned to add more capacity.

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  • May 12 @ 12:00 pm
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  • May 12 @ 12:00 pm

Calif. Governor Seeks $5.1B for Water Infrastructure as State Drought Expands

Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought in 41 counties and proposed water investment over four years.

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  • May 12 @ 11:00 am
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  • May 12 @ 11:00 am

California Governor Seeks $5.1B for Water Infrastructure as State’s Drought Expands

California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a drought in 41 counties and proposed water investment over four years.

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  • May 12 @ 11:00 am
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  • May 12 @ 11:00 am

Prices Rise Sharply As Clouds Darken Construction Insurance Market for Buyers

Increases of 50% to 100% and heading higher, brokers report.

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  • May 12 @ 10:06 am
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  • May 12 @ 10:06 am

Obituary: Art Gensler, 85, Founded World’s Largest Architecture Firm

Entrepreneur helped design key global buildings but also launched Gensler’s collaborative culture that propelled it to become a 5,000-person giant

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  • May 12 @ 8:00 am
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  • May 12 @ 8:00 am

First Large-Scale US Offshore Wind Farm Okayed For Construction

Vineyard Wind, a $2.8B, 800MW project off Massachusetts, wins federal approval to be built under a PLA, as state auctions more ocean real estate to add 1.6 GW of wind power capacity.

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  • May 11 @ 8:00 pm
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  • May 11 @ 8:00 pm

First Large-Scale US Offshore Wind Farm Gets Long Awaited Green Light

800-MW Vineyard Wind project, off Massachusetts, wins federal construction permit to be built under a PLA, as state auctions more ocean real estate to add another 1.6 GW of wind power capacity.

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  • May 11 @ 8:00 pm
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  • May 11 @ 8:00 pm

First Commercial US Offshore Wind Farm Gets Long Awaited Green Light

Vineyard Wind project, off Massachusetts, wins federal construction permit, as state announces it will bid out more ocean real estate for 1.6 GW more wind capacity

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  • May 11 @ 8:00 pm
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  • May 11 @ 8:00 pm

As Rescue Act Aid Starts to Move, Roads, Water, Sewers May Benefit

Water, sewer, broadband and—industry officials say—road projects are eligible.

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  • May 11 @ 4:12 pm
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  • May 11 @ 4:12 pm

ASHRAE Publishes Updated Ventilation Standard for Health Care Facilities

ASHRAE has released an updated edition of its ventilation standard for health care facilities that has been expanded to reflect the new normal in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • May 11 @ 2:12 pm
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  • May 11 @ 2:12 pm

AECOM Reports Solid Q2 2021 Net Income

Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer, noted the uneven pace of economic recovery.

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  • May 10 @ 6:13 pm
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  • May 10 @ 6:13 pm

AECOM Reports Solid Q2 2021 Performance

Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer, noted the uneven pace of economic recovery.

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  • May 10 @ 6:13 pm
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  • May 10 @ 6:13 pm

AECOM Off To Solid Start in Q1 2021

Troy Rudd, AECOM’s chief executive officer, noted the uneven pace of economic recovery.

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  • May 10 @ 6:13 pm
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  • May 10 @ 6:13 pm

Trans Mountain Oil Line Can Hide Insurer Names, Canada Regulator Says

Ruling applies as pipeline’s $10.2-billion expansion is target of more intense environmental opposition that includes pressure on insurers to cut ties.

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  • May 10 @ 5:20 pm
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  • May 10 @ 5:20 pm

Canada Regulator Says Trans Mountain Pipeline Can Shield Insurer Names

Ruling applies to company operations but not directly to the line’s $10.2-billion oil line expansion, which is the target of intense environmental opposition.

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  • May 10 @ 5:20 pm
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  • May 10 @ 5:20 pm

Influential Postmodernist Architect Helmut Jahn Dies in Accident at 81

The uncompromising leader of Murphy/Jahn and JAHN Architects bridged two design movements and leaves behind a steel-and-glass legacy.

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  • May 10 @ 3:06 pm
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  • May 10 @ 3:06 pm

Influential Postmodernist Architect Helmut Jahn Dies in Biking Accident at 81

Helmut Jahn, 81, the uncompromising leader first of Murphy/Jahn, then JAHN Architects, leaves behind a steel-and-glass legacy that includes Chicago's Xerox Center, the United Terminal at O'Hare International and the James R. Thompson Center.

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  • May 10 @ 3:06 pm
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  • May 10 @ 3:06 pm

Forensics Firm DNV Tapped to Probe Mexico City Subway Collapse

Details about the investigation into the May 3 crash will be revealed May 10.

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  • May 9 @ 10:54 am
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  • May 9 @ 10:54 am

DNV Tapped to Investigate Mexico City Subway Collapse

Details about the investigation into the May 3 crash will be revealed May 10.

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  • May 9 @ 10:54 am
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  • May 9 @ 10:54 am

Pay Inequities Are a Symptom of Broader Gender Biases, Studies Show

Inclusion and equity are not just about doing the right thing, they’re also about growing a company’s bottom line, said experts at ENR’s talent development conference.

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  • May 9 @ 9:12 am
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  • May 9 @ 9:12 am

Studies Show Pay Inequities Are A Symptom of Broader Gender Biases

Experts agreed that workplace inclusion and equity is not just about doing the right thing, it’s also about growing a company’s bottom line.

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  • May 9 @ 9:12 am
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  • May 9 @ 9:12 am

Studies Show Pay Inequities Are Symptom of Broader Gender Biases

Panelists agreed that inclusion and equity isn’t just about doing the right thing, it’s also about growing a company’s bottom line.

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  • May 9 @ 9:12 am
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  • May 9 @ 9:12 am

Line 5 Deadline Looms as Enbridge, Mich. Governor Dig in Over Shutdown Threat

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) set a May 13 deadline for Enbridge to shut down the portion of its Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline that runs through the straits of Mackinac between Ontario and Michigan.

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  • May 7 @ 1:38 pm
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  • May 7 @ 1:38 pm

Line 5 Deadline Looms as Enbridge, Michigan Gov. Dig in Over Shutdown Threat

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) set a May 13 deadline for Enbridge to shut down the portion of its Line 5 oil and natural gas pipeline that runs through the straits of Mackinac between Ontario and Michigan.

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  • May 7 @ 1:38 pm
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  • May 7 @ 1:38 pm