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GAO Faults Corps of Engineers on Fast-Tracked Border Wall Contracts

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

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  • June 22 @ 6:20 am
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  • 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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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. 

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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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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

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

Biden Highlights Deficient Calcasieu River Bridge In Infrastructure Pitch

During a May 6 visit to Louisiana, President Joe Biden highlighted the structurally deficient I-10 bridge over the Calcasieu River in Lake Charles as an example of a project his $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan could help fund.

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  • May 7 @ 11:00 am
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  • May 7 @ 11:00 am

Construction Jobs Flat in April, But Unemployment Rate Falls

Totals pulled down by loss of 11,800 jobs by nonresidential specialty trade firms.

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  • May 7 @ 9:26 am
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  • May 7 @ 9:26 am

Energy Builder MasTec Boosts Pivot In $420M Power Firm INTREN Buy

Link creates $8B operation that pushes leading pipeline contractor toward other niches and is industry’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Energy Builder MasTec Boosts Pivot With $420M Buy of Power Firm INTREN

Link creates $8B operation that pushes leading pipeline contractor toward other niches and is industry’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Energy Builder MasTec Boosts Pivot With $420M Buy of Power Specialist INTREN

Link creates $8B operation that pushes leading pipeline builder to other niches and is industry’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Energy Builder MasTec Boosts Pivot with $420M Buy of Transmission Specialist INTREN

Link creates $8B operation that pushes leading pipeline builder to other niches and is industry’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Pipeline Builder MasTec Boosts Pivot with $420M Buy of Transmission Specialist INTREN

Link creates $8B operation that pushes shift to growing energy sectors and is industry’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Pipeline Builder MasTec Boosts Pivot with $420M Buy of Transmission Leader INTREN

Link creates $8B operation that pushes shift to growing energy sectors and is industry’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Pipeline Builder MasTec Buys Transmission Leader INTREN

Combination creates $8B operation that pushes pivot to growing energy sectors and is industry’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

MasTec, INTREN Link to Form $8B Giant

MasTec boosts pivot to emerging energy sectors with $420M purchase of Midwest power distribution leader INTREN, creating the construction sector’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

Utility Specialty Firms Link to Form $8B Giant

MasTec boosts pivot to emerging energy sectors with $420M purchase of Midwest power distribution leader INTREN, creating the construction sector’s largest minority and woman-owned company.

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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm
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  • May 6 @ 7:00 pm

US Labor Dept. Withdraws Trump Rule Defining Independent Contractors

Associated Builders and Contractors says it plans to challenge agency’s action in federal court.

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  • May 6 @ 4:49 pm
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  • May 6 @ 4:49 pm

Labor Dept. Withdraws Trump Rule Defining Independent Contractors

ABC says it plans to challenge DOL's action in federal court.

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  • May 6 @ 4:49 pm
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  • May 6 @ 4:49 pm

Construction Economics for May 10, 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 6 @ 8:55 am
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  • May 6 @ 8:55 am

Four Teams Shortlisted For $2B Newark Airport AirTrain

Heavy hitters lead bidders in last sprint for Port Authority of NY and NJ DBOM job.

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  • May 5 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 5 @ 11:00 pm

Teams Shortlisted For New Newark Airport AirTrain

Four JVs of heavy hitters will vie for DBOM job.

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  • May 5 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 5 @ 11:00 pm

Teams Shortlisted For New Newark AirTrain

Four JVs of heavy hitters will vie for DBOM job.

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  • May 5 @ 11:00 pm
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  • May 5 @ 11:00 pm

Feds to Repair Damage From Halted Border Wall Work in Texas, California

Homeland Security Dept. moves on Rio Grande levee breaches after locals push back; amounts of Biden cancelled wall contracts held by firms are tallied.

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  • May 5 @ 8:57 pm
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  • May 5 @ 8:57 pm

Why Construction Workers Aren’t Rushing To Get Vaccinated

A new study asked virus-hesitant workers to explain their anti-vaccine inclinations.

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  • May 5 @ 3:23 pm
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  • May 5 @ 3:23 pm

Why Construction Workers Say They Aren’t Rushing To Get Vaccinated

A new study measures changes in attitude.

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  • May 5 @ 3:23 pm
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  • May 5 @ 3:23 pm

Best GDP Rise Since 1984 Seen This Year, Credit Suisse Expert Tells Industry

Post pandemic world “looks pretty good,” industrials analyst Jamie Cook tells attendees May 4 at ENR on line GWIC workforce conference.  

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Best GDP Rise Since 1984 Seen This Year, Says Credit Suisse Construction Guru

Post pandemic world “looks pretty good,” industrials analyst Jamie Cook tells attendees May 4 at ENR on line workforce conference.  

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Strongest GDP Rise Since 1984 Seen This Year, Says Credit Suisse Construction Guru

Post pandemic world “looks pretty good,” industrials analyst Jamie Cook tells attendees May 4 at ENR on line workforce conference.

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Women AEC Leaders See Key Role in Industry’s COVID Reboot

Market shifts and ESG mandates will expand opportunities for women to drive change in coming industry rebound, execs told attendees May 4 at ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference.

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Women AEC Leaders See Key Role in Industry COVID Reboot

Market shifts and ESG mandates will expand opportunities for women to drive change in coming industry rebound, execs told attendees May 4 at ENR Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference.

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

COVID Accelerated Environment, Social Governance Momentum, Women Leaders Say

Expected construction rebound and ESG push industry changes that women must help drive, executives told attendees at ENR’s virtual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference.

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Pandemic Accelerated Environment, Social Governance Momentum, Women Leaders Say

Construction The pandemic, and investors, are pushing industry changes that women must help drive, executives told attendees at ENR’s virtual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference.

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Women Leaders See Major Environmental, Social, Governance Momentum

The pandemic, and investors, are pushing industry changes that women must help drive, executives told attendees at ENR’s virtual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference.

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Women Leaders See Major Enivronmental, Social, Governance Momentum

The pandemic, and investors, are pushing industry changes that women must help drive, executives told attendees at ENR’s virtual Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference.

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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm
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  • May 4 @ 5:51 pm

Answers Sought in Mexico City Overpass Collapse

The overpass collapse occurred on a mostly elevated section of Line 12 that began construction in 2008 and cost $1.7 billion to complete.

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  • May 4 @ 4:37 pm
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  • May 4 @ 4:37 pm

Bentley Systems’ New Education Portal Includes Free Software for Students

Bentley's new Education Program puts its popular design and engineering software into more young hands and encourages the next generation of engineers.

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  • May 4 @ 4:27 pm
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  • May 4 @ 4:27 pm

Ferrovial Team Falls Short on Maryland P3 Bid Protest

Spain-based contractor is appealing decision against its protest charge that winning highway expansion bidder Transurban/Macquarie gamed the evaluation criteria

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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm
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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm

Ferrovial P3 Bid Protest in Maryland Falls Short

Spain-based contractor charged winning bidder Transurban/Macquarie gamed the evaluation criteria.

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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm
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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm

Ferroviial Md. P3 Bid Protest Falls Short; Appeal Is Pending

Spain-based contractor charged winning bidder Transurban/Macquarie used “unfair and unrealistic gaming of evaluation criteria” in replacing its lead contractor, which dropped out.

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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm
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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm

Beltway P3 Bid Protest Falls Short; Appeal Is Pending

Team led by Spain-based contractor Ferrovial unit charged that winning bidder Transurban/Macquarie used “unfair and unrealistic gaming of evaluation criteria” in replacing its lead contractor, which dropped out.

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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm
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  • May 4 @ 3:41 pm

London Swimming Pool Doubles as ‘Skybridge’

Beginning May 19, swimming will be the quickest way to go from the tenth floor of one building to its neighbor in London’s new Embassy Gardens residential development.

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  • May 4 @ 11:58 am
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  • May 4 @ 11:58 am

US Appeals Court Says Gig Worker Rules Apply to California Trucking Industry

Judges overrule lower court injunction against enactment that independent contractors hired are employees, but construction has industry exemption, under certain conditions, which AGC seeks to extend until 2025.

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  • May 4 @ 11:55 am
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  • May 4 @ 11:55 am

U.S. Appeals Court Says Gig Worker Rules Apply in California Trucking

Judges overrule lower court injunction against enactment, but construction has industry exemption, under certain conditions, which AGC seeks to extend until 2025.

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  • May 4 @ 11:55 am
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  • May 4 @ 11:55 am

Skanska Says COVID-19 Postponements Still Slow New Contract Awards

The company reports modest gains in profitability even as construction income fell in the first quarter.

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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm
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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm

Skanska Says COVID-19 Postponements Continue to Slow New Contract Awards

The company reports modest gains in profitability even though construction income fell in the first quarter.

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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm
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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm

Skanska Says COVID-19 Postponements Continue to Hamper US and European Construction Units

The company reports modest gains in profitability even though construction income fell in the first quarter.

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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm
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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm

Skanska Says COVID-19 Continues to Hamper US and European Construction Units

The company reports modest gains in profitability even though construction income fell in the first quarter.

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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm
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  • May 3 @ 1:39 pm

Flatiron Settles $2M Suit With Sub Over Misaligned Bridge Pier

Federal court pact settles litigation over surveying error on completed $206M segment of long running $4.5B Washington state bridge replacement and interstate connection program.

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  • April 30 @ 4:00 pm
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  • April 30 @ 4:00 pm

Cost, Conflicting Advice Hamper COVID-19 IAQ Upgrades in Schools, Says Center for Green Schools

School districts still have unmet IAQ needs and face numerous challenges related to costs and outdated building infrastructure, as well as confusion over conflicting IAQ improvement guidance from different groups, reports a study from a USGBC center.

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  • April 30 @ 3:26 pm
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  • April 30 @ 3:26 pm

Skanska Worker Dies in Struck-By Incident at Pensacola Bay Bridge

Mark Carter, a 61-year-old construction veteran, was fatally struck by a subcontractor's dump truck on April 28.

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  • April 30 @ 11:38 am
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  • April 30 @ 11:38 am

Biden’s First 100 Days Are Just the Start of An Ambitious Agenda

The months ahead are expected to generate plenty of legislative and regulatory actions with major impact for the construction sector

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  • April 30 @ 8:30 am
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  • April 30 @ 8:30 am

Senate Passes $35B Water Infrastructure Bill in Bipartisan Vote

The Drinking Water and Wastewater Infrastructure Act includes $14.65 billion each for Drinking Water and Clean Water state revolving funds, or SRFs, spread over the next five years.

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  • April 29 @ 7:01 pm
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  • April 29 @ 7:01 pm

High Court Reveals Little in Anticipated Pipeline Route Dispute Decision

In oral arguments April 28, justices showed potential to favor developer and state in ‘taking’ NJ-owned land for 116- mile gas line; court will rule by July.

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  • April 29 @ 6:20 pm
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  • April 29 @ 6:20 pm

High Court Reveals Little on Expected Ruling in Pipeline Route Dispute

In oral arguments April 28, justices showed potential to favor both developer and state in ‘taking’ NJ-owned land for 116- mile gas line; high court will rule by July.

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  • April 29 @ 6:20 pm
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  • April 29 @ 6:20 pm

Senators Probe Caterpillar Alleged Tax Avoidance and Former AG Bill Barr Possible Role

Two U.S. senators seek details on what they call a "stalled" investigation into equipment maker's tax practices and what role, if any, Trump's attorney general played.

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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm
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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm

Senators Probe Caterpillar Taxes and Former AG Bill Barr’s Possible Role

Two U.S. senators seek details on what they call a "stalled" investigation into equipment maker's tax practices and what role, if any, Trump's attorney general played.

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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm
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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm

Senators Probe Caterpillar Taxes and Possible Former AG Bill Barr Role

Two senators seek details on what they call a "stalled" investigation into equipment maker's tax practices and what role, if any, former Attorney General played.

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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm
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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm

Senators Seek Answers About Caterpillar’s Taxes, Possible Involvement by Former AG Bill Barr

Two senators are seeking information about what they call a "stalled" investigation into the equipment manufacturer's tax practices and what role, if any, former Attorney General Bill Barr may have played.

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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm
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  • April 29 @ 4:24 pm

Power Grid Upgrade Technology Gets $8.25B Federal Boost

DOE cites report of 22 ‘shovel ready’ high-voltage transmission and clean-energy link projects valued at $33 billion, but analysis says half won’t be built ‘near term’ due to planning and permitting hurdles.

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  • April 28 @ 4:50 pm
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  • April 28 @ 4:50 pm

St. Jude Hospital Expansion to Require $1.9B in Construction Contracts

Memphis, Tenn.-based research hospital is undertaking a six-year, $11.5-billion expansion.

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  • April 28 @ 3:49 pm
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  • April 28 @ 3:49 pm

St. Jude Hospital’s Expansion to Require $1.9B in Construction Contracts

The Memphis, Tenn.-based research hospital is undertaking a six-year, $11.5-billion expansion.

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  • April 28 @ 3:49 pm
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  • April 28 @ 3:49 pm

State Pact Allows Corps to Move Ahead On $3.4B Everglades Reservoir Project

Corps is set to begin construction on 10,500-acre storage facility, its portion of the cost-shared $3.4-billion project.

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  • April 28 @ 3:31 pm
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  • April 28 @ 3:31 pm

Agreement With State Allows Corps to Move Ahead With $3.4B Everglades Reservoir Project

The agreement releases the Corps to begin construction on the 10,500-acre reservoir, its portion of the cost-shared $3.4-billion EAA Reservoir project.

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  • April 28 @ 3:31 pm
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  • April 28 @ 3:31 pm

Viewpoint: Imagine What’s Possible in Construction Sector Diversity—and Do It!

You can’t expect underrepresented groups to fit into workplaces historically designed to exclude them, or, at best, designed without them—so let’s push reset, says this veteran union electrician.

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  • April 28 @ 12:45 pm
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  • April 28 @ 12:45 pm

Viewpoint: Imagining What’s Possible in Construction Sector Diversity—and Doing It!

Imagine … rather than expecting under-represented groups to fit into workplaces historically designed to exclude them; or, at best, designed without them—we pushed re-set, says this veteran union electrician

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  • April 28 @ 12:45 pm
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  • April 28 @ 12:45 pm

Biden Picks Ex-Interior Dept. Official for Top Army Civil Works Post

Nominee Michael Connor also was commissioner for the Bureau of Reclamation in the Obama administration.

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  • April 28 @ 10:57 am
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  • April 28 @ 10:57 am

Construction Economics for May 3, 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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  • April 28 @ 9:48 am
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  • April 28 @ 9:48 am

Apple to Build $1-Billion East Coast Campus in North Carolina

The company didn’t announce a construction schedule, but expects to be hiring at the new campus by 2023.

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  • April 27 @ 3:27 pm
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  • April 27 @ 3:27 pm

Biden Directive Mandates $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contracts

ABC contends executive order is an "unlawful…power grab" by the Biden administration.

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  • April 27 @ 2:07 pm
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  • April 27 @ 2:07 pm

Roadwork Robot Autonomously Digs Out, Repairs, Buried Utility Lines

Looking to speed their ongoing overhaul of the U.K.’s second largest gas distribution network, gas utility SGN has been investing in the development of the autonomous RRES roadworks robot from ULC Technologies. 

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  • April 27 @ 7:29 am
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  • April 27 @ 7:29 am

Philadelphia Industrial Site Projects Take Different Paths

Former naval shipyard plans next construction phase but site remediation and legal issues dog planned revamp of one-time Gulf Oil refinery.

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  • April 26 @ 6:15 pm
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  • April 26 @ 6:15 pm

Green Hydrogen Plants Scale Up in North America

Record-size facilities will be designed and built in Louisiana and Quebec under EPC contracts won by Germany’s Thyssenkrupp.

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  • April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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  • April 26 @ 5:00 pm

Green Hydrogen Plants Scale Up Big in North America

Record size facilities will be designed and built in Louisiana and Quebec under EPC contracts won by Germany’s Thyssenkrupp

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  • April 26 @ 5:00 pm
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  • April 26 @ 5:00 pm

New York State Seeking Bids Soon for Niagara Falls Park Visitor Center

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is starting its search in May for a “construction manager advisor” to shepherd work on a $46-million visitors’ center at the Niagara Falls State Park.

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  • April 26 @ 3:23 pm
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  • April 26 @ 3:23 pm

California Contractors Are “Bullish” For 2021

AGC of California survey shows growth in a number of state market sectors and regions despite the pandemic; LA area saw a 5% drop in jobs but its regional transit agency pushes ahead on a $6B monorail project

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  • April 26 @ 2:15 pm
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  • April 26 @ 2:15 pm

AECOM CEO Unveils Expanded Push on Carbon Emissions Cuts, Diversity Targets

In ENR interview, CEO Troy Rudd says that even with construction units shed, the design firm has size, scale and tech value to tackle climate change and workforce demands

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  • April 26 @ 8:30 am
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  • April 26 @ 8:30 am

ENR Interview: AECOM CEO Unveils Expanded Push on Carbon Emissions Cuts, Diversity Targets

CEO Troy Rudd says that even with construction units shed, the design firm has size, scale and tech value to meet the push to boost environment and workforce platform.

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  • April 26 @ 8:30 am
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  • April 26 @ 8:30 am

AECOM Unveils Expanded ESG Push on CO2 Cuts, Diversity Targets

Even with construction units shed, design firm touts size, scale and technology value to meet client and investor push to boost climate change mitigation and sustainability

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  • April 25 @ 9:13 pm
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  • April 25 @ 9:13 pm

Digital Tools Join Traditional Methods for Notre Dame Rebuild

As rescue and recovery work winds down at the Paris landmark, restoration is set to start this summer that will be informed by a digital twin using billions of data points.

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  • April 25 @ 7:31 pm
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  • April 25 @ 7:31 pm

Academia and Industry Join Forces in Race to Decarbonize Cities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute partners with engineering firms as well as Siemens, Lutron Electronic and others to create the Institute for Energy, the Built Environment and Smart Systems, based in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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  • April 25 @ 2:15 pm
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  • April 25 @ 2:15 pm

Academia and Industry Join Forces To Work Towards Net-Zero Urban Environments

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute partners with engineering firms as well as Siemens, Lutron Electronic and others to create the Institute for Energy, the Built Environment and Smart Systems, based in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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  • April 25 @ 2:15 pm
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  • April 25 @ 2:15 pm

Academia and Industry Link Toward Net-Zero Urban Environments

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute partners with engineering firms, as well as Siemens, Lutron Electronic and others to create the Institute for Energy, the Built Environment and Smart Systems, based in Brooklyn, N.Y.

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  • April 25 @ 2:15 pm
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  • April 25 @ 2:15 pm

Confidential Bid Protest Stalls $11B Maryland Beltway P3

Losing bidder, not ID’ed by the state but speculated on in media, challenges choice of Transurban-Macquarie team to develop tolled lanes on 48 miles of the I-495 ring road around Washington, DC and feeder highway I-270.

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  • April 23 @ 4:40 pm
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  • April 23 @ 4:40 pm

California Gov. Orders Halt to Oil Fracking Permits by 2024

Gov. Gavin Newsom directed state agencies to stop the permits by 2024; state weighs ending all oil extraction activities by 2045.

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  • April 23 @ 4:35 pm
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  • April 23 @ 4:35 pm

California Orders Oil Fracking Permit Halt as Climate Change Mitigator

Gob. Gavin Newsom directed state agencies to stop the permits by 2024 and weigh ending all oil extraction activities by 2045.

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  • April 23 @ 4:35 pm
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  • April 23 @ 4:35 pm

Which Two U.S. Cities Are No Longer Among the World’s Five With Highest Building Costs?

Is Detroit a more costly construction market than Delhi, India?

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  • April 23 @ 3:30 pm
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  • April 23 @ 3:30 pm

Which Two U.S. Cities No Longer Are Among The World’s Five With Highest Building Costs?

Is Detroit a more costly construction market than Delhi, India?

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  • April 23 @ 3:30 pm
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  • April 23 @ 3:30 pm

Florida Puts Brakes on $20B Plan to Fast-Track Expansion of Highway Corridors

The action comes just two years after the corridor development program was first adopted.

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  • April 23 @ 3:28 pm
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  • April 23 @ 3:28 pm

Owner of NJ’s American Dream Mall Faces $1.2B Loan Default, Construction Liens

Pandemic-spurred financial woes are nightmares for Canadian developer Triple Five on the $5B retail and entertainment complex outside NYC.

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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am
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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am

Owner of Virus-Hit NJ Mega Mall Faces $1.2B Loan Default, Construction Liens

Pandemic-spurred financial woes are nightmares for Canadian developer Triple Five on the $5B American Dream retail complex outside NYC.

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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am
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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am

Construction Liens, $1.2B Loan Default Are Nightmares for NJ Mega Mall Owner

Pandemic-spurred financial woes of $5B American Dream retail complex pose challenge for Canadian developer Triple Five

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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am
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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am

Construction Liens, $1.2B Loan Give American Dream Mall’s Owner Nightmares in New Jersey

The mega mall meant to solve the eyesore problem of the former Xanadu project has spurred money woes for developer Triple Five

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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am
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  • April 23 @ 11:34 am

Feds: Chicago Alderman Pressured Developer of $800M Restoration Project

Chicago Ad. Ed Burke seeks to trade favors for his approval to reconstruct a landmark building.

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  • April 22 @ 5:25 pm
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  • April 22 @ 5:25 pm

GOP Senators Roll Out $568B Infrastructure Outline

Republicans see proposal as an opening offer in hoped-for negotiations with Biden, Senate Democrats.

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  • April 22 @ 5:21 pm
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  • April 22 @ 5:21 pm

Georgia Tech’s Kendeda Is a Model for ‘Living Buildings’ in the Humid Southeast

The 47,000-sq-ft Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta gained status as a Living Building on Earth Day.

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  • April 22 @ 11:38 am
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  • April 22 @ 11:38 am

Federal Case Against Chicago Alderman Claims He Pressured Local Developer

Chicago Ad. Ed Burke seeks to trade favors for his approval to reconstruct a landmark building.

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  • April 22 @ 11:25 am
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  • April 22 @ 11:25 am

Gilbane Sees Benefits of Better Crane Usage Data on Virginia General Assembly Project

Working on an urban construction site, it’s a common observation that the cranes set the pace of the project. Managing hook time is key to productivity, and it’s been no different for Gilbane Construction Co. providing construction management at-risk services for the new Virginia General Assembly building in Richmond, Va. 

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  • April 21 @ 8:05 pm
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  • April 21 @ 8:05 pm

ExxonMobil Floats $100B CO2 Storage Project For Houston Industrial Zone

Proposed storage in Gulf of Mexico formations for energy giant and regional emitters comes as feds tout plan for 25 clean energy demo plants in impacted fossil-fuel hubs.

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  • April 21 @ 6:04 pm
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  • April 21 @ 6:04 pm

ExxonMobil Floats $100B CO2 Storage Project in Houston Industrial Hub

Proposed Houston area storage in Gulf of Mexico formations comes as feds air plans for 25 clean energy demo plants in ‘distressed communities.’

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  • April 21 @ 6:04 pm
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  • April 21 @ 6:04 pm

Senate Democrats Unveil Package of New Clean-Energy Tax Breaks

Proposal has equal tax breaks for facilities using various types of renewables, other clean sources.

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  • April 21 @ 5:12 pm
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  • April 21 @ 5:12 pm

Designers Rising Through the Ranks of the Top 500

The design market has seen its share of ups and down in the last five years. Likewise, the Top 500 Design Firms list has seen firms rise and fall.

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  • April 21 @ 3:31 pm
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Ardurra’s Calm Through the Storm

Project disruption due to COVID-19 is a universal concern for design firms. Yet often overlooked is the pandemic’s impact on employees.

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  • April 21 @ 3:28 pm
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  • April 21 @ 3:28 pm

Engineer Ardurra’s Calm Through the COVID-19 Storm

Project disruption due to COVID-19 is a universal concern for design firms. Yet often overlooked is the pandemic’s impact on employees.

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  • April 21 @ 3:28 pm
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  • April 21 @ 3:28 pm

Construction Economics for April 26, 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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  • April 21 @ 12:43 pm
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  • April 21 @ 12:43 pm

Product Snapshot: Aerial Boom Lift and Electric Buggy

Recently launched in the North American market, the 450AJ HC3 boom lift has a maximum platform height of 45 ft, with a horizontal outreach of 25 ft.

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  • April 21 @ 12:28 pm
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  • April 21 @ 12:28 pm

Industry Leads for the Week of April 26, 2021

Becton, Dickinson and Co. is planning to construct a medical products final-stage manufacturing and sterilization facility on a 32-acre site in Tucson.

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  • April 21 @ 12:18 pm
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  • April 21 @ 12:18 pm

Tap Every Source for Infrastructure Funds

After all the hosannas about infrastructure’s importance, it’s unsettling how quickly faith falters when it comes to paying.

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  • April 21 @ 12:09 pm
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  • April 21 @ 12:09 pm

New Regulations, Tech Aim to Prevent Drone-Based Attacks

On April 11 and 12, several bomb-laden drones targeting oil refineries and military air bases in Saudi Arabia were shot down by Saudi military forces.

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  • April 21 @ 11:07 am
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  • April 21 @ 11:07 am

Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 26, 2021

Solhem Cos. is planning to construct Pentagon Park Apartments in Edina.

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  • April 21 @ 10:55 am
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  • April 21 @ 10:55 am

Skanska Speeds Pandemic Emergency Area Expansion at Boston Hospital

Work on a $65-million expansion and renovation of the emergency department at Brigham and Women’s Hospital is on track for completion in early 2022, but later phases are not likely to be as harrowing as the recently completed first phase—built at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • April 21 @ 10:46 am
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UK’s High-Speed Rail Program Drives Innovations

Robotic arms for tunnel-boring machines, concrete reinforcement made of old wind turbine blades and machine learning to reduce concrete waste are among innovations emerging from the $16.7-billion civil construction program for the U.K.’s London to Birmingham high-speed railroad. Construction began late last year.

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  • April 21 @ 10:35 am
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  • April 21 @ 10:35 am

Prefabricated Concourse at Dallas-Fort Worth Will Be a First for US Airports

Preparatory work is underway for a summer installation of a new concourse at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport using prefabrication and modular methods—a first for U.S. airports, say officials.

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  • April 21 @ 10:19 am
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  • April 21 @ 10:19 am

Indoor Air Quality Expert: Many Air Cleaner Technologies Are Still Unproven

A member of ASHRAE’s epidemic task force has launched an initiative to set up independent, peer-reviewed testing of indoor air-treatment systems for their efficacy against viruses and for any negative impacts on indoor air quality.

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  • April 21 @ 8:00 am
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  • April 21 @ 8:00 am

AGC Analysis: Construction Employment Bounces Back, But Lockdown States Still Lag

An AGC and Procore analysis of more than a full year of worker-hour data shows construction employment recovering but not yet to pre-pandemic levels.

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  • April 20 @ 6:30 pm
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  • April 20 @ 6:30 pm

AGC: Construction Employment Bounces Back, But Lockdown States Still Lag

AGC and Procore analysis of more than full year of worker-hour data shows construction employment recovering but not yet to pre-pandemic levels.

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  • April 20 @ 6:30 pm
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  • April 20 @ 6:30 pm

AGC: Construction Employment Is Bouncing Back, But Lockdown States Still Lag

The AGC and data partner Procore have analyzed more than a full year of worker-hour data related to the COVID-19 pandemic and, while construction employment is recovering, it still has not reached pre-pandemic levels.

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  • April 20 @ 6:30 pm
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Dodge Data & Analytics and The Blue Book Will Link Through Acquisition

Dodge’s P.E. owner made deal of undisclosed amount to combine firms’ market data services for the commercial construction sector.

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  • April 20 @ 12:38 pm
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Dodge Data & Analytics, The Blue Book Announce Merger

The companies are working on a plan to combine their information services for the commercial construction industry.

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  • April 20 @ 12:38 pm
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  • April 20 @ 12:38 pm

Long-Awaited MBTA Green Line Extension Stays on Track

The $2.3 billion Green Line Extension is trundling towards completion, with the first station in the long-awaited project set to open this fall in Somerville.

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  • April 20 @ 9:19 am
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TBM Launches To Bore 2.7-Mile Seattle Tunnel

Tunnel boring machine, 21-ft, 8-in dia, begins work on $225M combined sewer overflow storage tunnel under city’s federal consent order

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  • April 19 @ 2:34 pm
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MudHoney TBM Launches in Seattle

Tunnel Boring Machine MudHoney begins working on a tunnel for the Ship Canal Water Project.

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  • April 19 @ 2:34 pm
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  • April 19 @ 2:34 pm

UPDATE: Wisconsin, Foxconn Agree to Tax Break Cut for Scaled-Back Electronics Plant

Taiwan owner takes $2.77B tax break reduction from 2017 for flexibility to build other electronics products in state.

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  • April 19 @ 11:21 am
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  • April 19 @ 11:21 am

UPDATE: Wisconsin, Foxconn Reach Tax Break Deal for Manufacturing Plant, $2.77B Less Than 2017 Deal

Taiwan-based firm’s production campus agreed to big tax break cut in exchange for flexibility to build other electronics products in state.

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  • April 19 @ 11:21 am
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  • April 19 @ 11:21 am

Wisconsin, Foxconn Reach Tax Break Deal for Scaled Back Manufacturing Plant

Taiwan-based Foxconn's Wisconsin manufacturing campus has agreed with the state of Wisconsin to far-lower tax breaks, in exchange for the flexibility to build other electronics products there.

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  • April 19 @ 11:21 am
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  • April 19 @ 11:21 am

Wisconsin, Foxconn Reach New Tax Breaks Deal for Scaled Back Mt. Pleasant Manufacturing Facility

Taiwan-based Foxconn's Wisconsin manufacturing campus has agreed with the state of Wisconsin to far-lower tax breaks, in exchange for the flexibility to build other electronics products there.

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  • April 19 @ 11:21 am
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Elon Musk’s Boring Co. Completes First Commercial Project

Vegas tunnel system, which cost $52.5 million, can accommodate 4,400 riders per hour.

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  • April 16 @ 4:13 pm
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  • April 16 @ 4:13 pm

Elon Musk’s Boring Company Completes First Commercial Project

The new tunnel system can accommodate 4,400 riders per hour.

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  • April 16 @ 4:13 pm
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  • April 16 @ 4:13 pm

Now Airing: ENR Critical Path Podcast

Chilling and chatting with diverse voices from the industry.

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  • April 15 @ 11:00 pm
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  • April 15 @ 11:00 pm

Biden Administration Seeks to Address the Interstate Highway System’s Racist Past

The Biden administration has a $20B plan to address the racism that many transportation veterans say helped fuel highway projects in the past.

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  • April 15 @ 7:34 pm
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UPDATE: One Killed in North Carolina As Bridge Section Falls During Demolition

The decommissioned Bonner Bridge was being demolished when the accident occurred.

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  • April 15 @ 7:30 pm
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One Killed in Accident During Demolition of North Carolina Bridge

The decommissioned Bonner Bridge was being demolished when the accident occurred.

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  • April 15 @ 7:30 pm
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One Killed in Collapse of Demo’d NC Bridge

The decommissioned Bonner Bridge was being demolished when the accident occurred.

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  • April 15 @ 7:30 pm
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  • April 15 @ 7:30 pm

Bills to Tighten Maryland’s Use of P3 Projects Fail Again in Legislature

Legislation that would have added scrutiny to Gov. Larry Hogan’s use of project P3s died in state senate for third year in a row.

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Maine Bridge Project With Novel Slide Nears Completion

Crews are set to begin paving, landscaping and other final work on April 19 for the $7 million Bridge Street Bridge replacement project in Gardiner, Maine.

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  • April 15 @ 10:22 am
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Coalition Pushes National Vehicle-Miles-Traveled Program

Construction, engineering and transportation groups support new fee, but projected VMT revenue is far short of closing Highway Trust Fund shortfall.

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  • April 14 @ 3:51 pm
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  • April 14 @ 3:51 pm

Coalition Makes a Push for National VMT Program

Construction, engineering and transportation groups support new fee, but projected VMT revenue is far short of closing Highway Trust Fund shortfall.

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  • April 14 @ 3:51 pm
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Construction Economics for April 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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Las Vegas City Council Green Lights Mass Transit Proposal

The Las Vegas City Council has approved a negotiating agreement with a company that wants to build a 19-mile light rail or other high capacity mass transit line along Charleston Boulevard, one of the main east-west arterials in the Las Vegas Valley.

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  • April 14 @ 1:30 pm
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  • April 14 @ 1:30 pm

UPDATE: Fla. Governor Closes Leaking Phosphate Waste Site, $15.4M for Emergency Cleanup

Legislature will earmark $100M to start closure, a project one legislator estimated could cost double that; crews are removing more than 35 million gallons of contaminated liquid per day from the pond

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  • April 13 @ 7:13 pm

UPDATE: Fla. Governor Orders Leaking Waste Site Shut, $15.4M for Emergency Cleanup

Legislature will earmark $100M to start closure, a project one legislator estimated could cost double that; crews are removing more than 35 million gallons of contaminated liquid per day from the pond

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  • April 13 @ 7:13 pm
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  • April 13 @ 7:13 pm

Ill. Contractors Appeal Ruling That Exempts Home Rule From Transportation Lockbox

State appellate court says home-rule municipalities don’t have to abide by 2016 constitutional measure that required transportation funds to be spent only on designated projects and infrastructure. A coalition of builders, engineers and materials providers now is appealing decision to the state Supreme Court.

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  • April 13 @ 3:08 pm
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  • April 13 @ 3:08 pm

Illinois Contractors Appeal Ruling That Exempts Home Rule From Transportation Lockbox

An Illinois appellate court says that home-rule municipalities and counties do not have to abide by a 2016 constitutional amendment that required transportation-related funds to be spent only on transportation projects and infrastructure and that it applies only to state taxes and fees. A coalition of builders, engineers and materials providers is appealing the ruling […]

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  • April 13 @ 3:08 pm
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  • April 13 @ 3:08 pm

Pennsylvania Charges Contractor With $20-Million Prevailing Wage Violation

State attorney general claims Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. diverted funds from craft workers’ pension benefits to other employee profit sharing.

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  • April 13 @ 12:00 pm
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  • April 13 @ 12:00 pm

Pennsylvania Charges Contractor With Prevailing Wage Violation

State attorney general claims Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. diverted funds from craft workers’ pension benefits to other employee profit sharing.

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  • April 13 @ 12:00 pm
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  • April 13 @ 12:00 pm

Pakistan Invests in Infrastructure, But Many Obstacles Stand in the Way of Construction

Three metro projects, several motorways and a plan to rehabilitate a dying river are in the works.

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  • April 13 @ 8:51 am
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  • April 13 @ 8:51 am

Safety Study Suggests Roofers Will Take More Risks With More Protection In Place

A virtual-reality research project exposes a worker-safety paradox.

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  • April 12 @ 11:31 pm
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  • April 12 @ 11:31 pm

Safety Study Suggests Roofers Will Take More Risks With Fall Protection In Place

A virtual-reality research project exposes a worker-safety paradox.

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  • April 12 @ 11:31 pm
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  • April 12 @ 11:31 pm

Water-Waste Giants Veolia and Suez End Battle, Agree to Combine

Sweetened $15.5B offer for Suez propels truce; firms will reach definitive pact on May 14, with $44B in estimated combined global revenue.

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  • April 12 @ 3:04 pm
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  • April 12 @ 3:04 pm

Water-Energy Giants Veolia and Suez End Battle, Agree to Combine

Sweetened $15.5B offer for Suez ends long hostilities; firms will reach definitive pact on May 14, with projected global combined revenue of $44B.

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  • April 12 @ 3:04 pm
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  • April 12 @ 3:04 pm

Biden Picks Nominees for Top OSHA, Federal Transit Posts

Cal/OSHA chief Parker named for OSHA Job, transit agency veteran Fernandez selected for FTA.

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  • April 12 @ 1:30 pm
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  • April 12 @ 1:30 pm

UPDATE: Trade Secrets Pact Allows Resumed Work on $2.6B Ga. Battery Plant

South Korea’s SK Innovation agreed April 11 to $1.8B payment to rival battery maker LG Energy Solutions as Biden administration ruling loomed; LG eyes second plant site in Tennessee.

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  • April 11 @ 1:15 pm
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  • April 11 @ 1:15 pm

UPDATE: Trade Secrets Pact Allows Resumed Work on $2.6B Georgia Battery Plant

South Korea’s SK Innovation agreesd April 11 to $1.8B payment to rival battery maker LG Energy Solutions as Biden administration ruling loomed

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  • April 11 @ 1:15 pm
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  • April 11 @ 1:15 pm

US OKs Dakota Access Oil Line To Operate During Review

Virginia’s $5B Mountain Valley pipeline now faces new schedule challenges.

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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am
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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am

US Will Allow Dakota Access Oil Pipeline To Operate During Review

Shutdown could still happen, pending further Justice Dept. talks with state officials and tribes during reassessment set to end early next year.

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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am
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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am

U.S. Will Allow Dakota Access Oil Pipeline To Operate During Review

Shutdown could still happen, pending further Justice Dept. talks with state officials and tribes during reassessment set to end early next year.

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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am
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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am

U.S. Will Allow Dakota Access Oil Pipeline To Operate

Shutdown could still happen, pending further Justice Dept. talks with state officials and tribes and a new environmental review.

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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am
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  • April 11 @ 10:21 am

Bentley’s OpenTower iQ Automates the Creation of Digital Twins for Telecom Tower Design

The pandemic has forced many asset owners to demand better models and maintenance of their infrastructure assets, giving engineering firms an opportunity to be data curators and analysts for everything from water systems to energy grids, according to CEO Greg Bentley.

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  • April 9 @ 6:17 pm
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  • April 9 @ 6:17 pm

Biden Fiscal 2022 Budget Framework Has Climate, Infrastructure Focus

All departments, agencies would get spending hike, except Army Corps civil works.

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  • April 9 @ 2:04 pm
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  • April 9 @ 2:04 pm

Biden Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Framework Has Climate, Infrastructure Focus

All departments, agencies would get spending hike, except Army Corps civil works.

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  • April 9 @ 2:04 pm
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  • April 9 @ 2:04 pm

Commercial Floating Offshore Wind Power Set on Strong Global Pace

UK, with world’s first commercial facility operating since 2017, plans to deliver 1 GW of floating power by 2030; US efforts progress in Maine and west coast.

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  • April 8 @ 5:00 pm
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  • April 8 @ 5:00 pm

UK Sets Commercial Floating Offshore Wind Power on Strong Global Pace

The country, where the world’s first commercial facility has operated since 2017, is driving plans to deliver 1 GW of floating power by 2030; US efforts progress in Maine and west coast.

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  • April 8 @ 5:00 pm
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  • April 8 @ 5:00 pm

UK Sets Strong Global Pace for Floating Offshore Wind Power

The country, where the world’s first commercial floating wind farm has operated since 2017, has a national drive to deliver 1 GW of power from the technology by 2030.

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  • April 8 @ 5:00 pm
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  • April 8 @ 5:00 pm

Commercial Floating Wind Power Growth On Strong Global Pace

UK, site of world’s first operating commercial facility in deep water, announces plan to drive 1 GW of floating power by 2030; US efforts progress on west coast and Maine

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  • April 8 @ 3:42 pm
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  • April 8 @ 3:42 pm

Virus Zapper’s HVAC-System Retrofit Coming Soon

Integrated Viral Protection reports it has sold $15 million worth of the standalone version of the patent-pending Biodefense Indoor Air Protection System since the virus-killing air filter’s launch last August.

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  • April 8 @ 1:28 pm
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  • April 8 @ 1:28 pm

Reporting an Award of Excellence Winner’s Profile in a Pandemic

Typically, ENR editors spend days shadowing an Award of Excellence winner to report the story. Nadine M. Post, a veteran of seven previous AOE profiles, would usually “traipse around with the AOE winner,” conduct video and print interviews in person, often at several locations, and observe the winner in action with others, she says.

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  • April 8 @ 1:26 pm
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  • April 8 @ 1:26 pm

TY Lin Buy of Silman Changes Top Roles at NYC Structural Engineer

CM firm LiRo Group taps NY industry veteran as new CEO and ex-administration chief to lead resilience practice; top hires at STV and utility firms PG&E and Eversource

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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am
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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am

CM Firm LiRo Group Taps Two Outsiders As Top Execs

Industry veteran is new CEO and ex-administration chief will lead resilience consulting practice; top hires at STV and utility firms PG&E and Eversource

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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am
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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am

CM Firm LiRo Group Hires Two New Top Execs

Industry veteran is new CEO and former administration official will lead resilience consulting practice; top hires at STV and utility firms PG&E and Eversource

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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am
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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am

CM Firm LiRo Group Names Two Top Execs

Rick Cavallaro, former Skanska and Gilbane leader, now is CEO, with former FEMA Director Peter Gaynor joining as SVP to lead resilience consulting practice; key top hires at STV and utility firm PG&E

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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am
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  • April 8 @ 8:35 am

Sides Dig In On Two Industry Hostile Takeovers

Alberta government cash infusion changes dynamics of $5.7B Canada pipeline firm deal, while French water giant Suez pushes moves to keep larger rival Veolia at bay

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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm
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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm

Battles Escalate in Two Industry Hostile Takeovers

Alberta government cash infusion in $3B petrochem project changes dynamic of Canada pipeline firm deal, while French water giant Suez pushes new ploys to keep larger rival Veolia at bay

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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm
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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm

Battles Escalate in Industry Hostile Takeovers

Alberta government cash infusion in $3B petrochem project changes dynamic of Canada pipeline firm deal, while French water giant Suez pushes new ploys to keep larger rival Veolia at bay

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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm
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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm

Battles Escalate in Global Hostile Takeover Deals

Alberta government cash infusion in $3B petrochem project changes dynamic of Canada pipeline firm takeover, while French water giant Suez tries new ploys to keep larger rival Veolia at bay

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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm
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  • April 7 @ 1:10 pm

Construction Economics for April 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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  • April 7 @ 12:59 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:59 pm

Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 12, 2021

Pivotal Group is planning to develop the Central Park mixed-use development in Phoenix.

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  • April 7 @ 12:50 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:50 pm

La. DOT Adopts Fully Adopts Cloud-Based Documentation Tool HeadLight

The Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD) was already conducting a pilot project with HeadLight—a photo- and cloud-based construction inspection system—when 2020 came along with the COVID-19 pandemic and five hurricanes.

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  • April 7 @ 12:33 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:33 pm

La. DOT Fully Adopts Cloud-Based Documentation Tool HeadLight

The Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development (DOTD) was already conducting a pilot project with HeadLight—a photo- and cloud-based construction inspection system—when 2020 came along with the COVID-19 pandemic and five hurricanes.

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  • April 7 @ 12:33 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:33 pm

ArcelorMittal Has World’s First ‘Green’ Steel Voucher Program

ArcelorMittal, the world’s largest steelmaker, recently introduced a program to offer certificates to customers that certify they have reduced their carbon footprint through the steelmaker’s own greenhouse-gas emission reductions.

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  • April 7 @ 12:25 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:25 pm

Lifting the Lifter: 130-ton crane is placed atop Tiffany & Co. building

Atop the Tiffany & Co. building in Manhattan, a tri-level addition with double-height and column-free spaces wrapped in two different glass facades will replace an office extension built in 1980.

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  • April 7 @ 12:19 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:19 pm

Lifting the Lifter: 130-Ton Crane Placed Atop NYC’s Tiffany & Co. Building

Jeweler’s tri-level addition with double-height and column-free spaces wrapped in two different glass facades will replace an office extension built in 1980.

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  • April 7 @ 12:19 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:19 pm

Lifting the Lifter: 130-Ton Crane Is Placed Atop NYC’s Tiffany & Co. Building

Jeweler’s tri-level addition with double-height and column-free spaces wrapped in two different glass facades will replace an office extension built in 1980.

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  • April 7 @ 12:19 pm
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  • April 7 @ 12:19 pm

Construction Likes President’s Spending Plan, Not Tax Hike

Construction groups and congressional Democrats are praising President Joe Biden’s $2-trillion jobs proposal for its massive infrastructure spending.

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  • April 7 @ 10:24 am
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  • April 7 @ 10:24 am

Box-Jacking Method Used Under Live Traffic, a First in the US

Crews pushed three massive precast concrete boxes into place with hydraulic jacks underneath an active highway in Brevard County, Fla., during the week of March 29 as part of the $4-billion Brightline high-speed rail program that will extend the line to Orlando from Miami and West Palm Beach.

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  • April 7 @ 10:16 am
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  • April 7 @ 10:16 am

Philadelphia Airport Job Uses Lightweight Glass Aggregate

Airfield pavement project use of nearly 90,000 cu yd of foamed glass aggregate is what officials believe is the largest application of its kind in North America.

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  • April 7 @ 10:08 am
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  • April 7 @ 10:08 am

Philadelphia Airport Job Utilizes Lightweight Glass Aggregate

An airfield pavement project at Philadelphia International Airport is using approximately 90,000 cu yd of foamed glass aggregate, which officials believe is the largest application of its kind in North America.

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  • April 7 @ 10:08 am
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  • April 7 @ 10:08 am

Environmental Concerns Loom As Leaking Tampa Bay Reservoir Evacuation Order Lifts

Crews are removing more than 35 million gallons of water per day from the pond, but 300 million gallons remained as of April 6.

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  • April 6 @ 8:23 pm
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  • April 6 @ 8:23 pm

As Evacuation Orders Lift Over Leaking Reservoir, Environmental Concerns Loom for Tampa Bay

Crews were removing more than 35 million gallons of water from the pond per day.

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  • April 6 @ 8:23 pm
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  • April 6 @ 8:23 pm

As Evacuation Orders Lift Over Leaking Reservoir, Environmental Disaster Looms for Tampa Bay

Crews were removing more than 35 million gallons of water from the pond per day.

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  • April 6 @ 8:23 pm
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  • April 6 @ 8:23 pm

Bechtel’s Latest Revenue Decline Is Part of Familiar Up-and-Down Pattern

Private company’s revenue roller-coaster is explained by the missing statistic: profit.

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  • April 6 @ 6:43 pm
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  • April 6 @ 6:43 pm

Federal Court Throws Out Two Trump-Eased Clean Air Rules

Revoked is one that delayed state mandates to meet landfill GHG emission controls, and another that exempted most stationary pollution sources from protective standards

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  • April 6 @ 3:56 pm
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  • April 6 @ 3:56 pm

New NJ Turnpike Widening Upsets Enviros as AECOM Wins $48M Study Contract

$1.1B project to add north-south lane to 34 miles of southern roadway is years from construction, but advocates say it contradicts NJ’s clean energy push.

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  • April 5 @ 6:00 pm
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  • April 5 @ 6:00 pm

AECOM $48M Study Contract for New NJ Turnpike Widening Upsets Enviros

$1.1B project to add north-south lane to 34 miles of southern roadway is years from construction, but advocates say it contradicts NJ’s clean energy push.

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  • April 5 @ 6:00 pm
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  • April 5 @ 6:00 pm

AECOM Study Contract for $1.1B NJ Turnpike Widening Upsets Enviros

Project to add north and south lane to 34 miles of southern roadway is years off from any construction start, says agency, but advocates say it contradicts NJ’s clean energy push.

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  • April 5 @ 6:00 pm
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  • April 5 @ 6:00 pm

U.K.’s High Speed Rail Program Drives Innovations

Project Owner HS2 Ltd. to spend millions nurturing innovation for the rail line.

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  • April 5 @ 4:43 pm
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  • April 5 @ 4:43 pm

Construction Unions Protest Amazon Projects in Massachusetts

Amazon faces rising opposition from trade unions and other critics as it forges ahead with plans to build a series of giant logistics centers across Massachusetts.

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  • April 5 @ 9:51 am
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  • April 5 @ 9:51 am

Ferrovial Consortium Wins $1.5B Project to Expand I-35 in San Antonio

The project, located on the city’s north side, is expected to take six years to complete.

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  • April 4 @ 11:00 pm
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  • April 4 @ 11:00 pm

Ferrovial Consortium Wins $1.5B Project Expanding I-35 in San Antonio

The project, located on the north side of San Antonio, is expected to take six years to complete.

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  • April 4 @ 11:00 pm
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  • April 4 @ 11:00 pm

Ferrovial Consortium Wins $1.5B I-35 Expansion Job

Alamo NEX Construction—a consortium led by Ferrovial US subsidiaries Ferrovial Construction U.S. and Webber LLC—has been awarded a design-build contract for the Texas Dept. of Transportation’s (TxDOT) $1.5 billion Interstate 35 Northeast Expansion (NEX) project, located on the north side of San Antonio.

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  • April 4 @ 11:00 pm
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  • April 4 @ 11:00 pm

France’s Vinci Inks $5.75B Deal for Big Unit of Spain-Based ACS

French contractor is set to buy rival’s energy business to gain share of growing global renewables and power transmission construction work.

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  • April 4 @ 4:30 pm
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  • April 4 @ 4:30 pm

UPDATE: Pipeline Land Seizure Is Unconstitutional, N.J. and 19 States Tell High Court

In April 7 court filing, states and five U.S. public sector groups support NJ challenge to PennEast pipeline state land taking, despite FERC project OK and Justice Dept. stance on sovereign immunity. High court will key oral arguments April 28.

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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am
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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am

UPDATE: Pipeline Land Seizure Is Unconstitutional, N.J. and 19 States Tells High Court

In April 7 court filing, states and five U.S. public sector groups support NJ challenge to PennEast pipeline state land taking, despite FERC project OK and Justice Dept. stance on sovereign immunity. High court will key oral arguments April 28.

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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am
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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am

UPDATE: Pipeline Land Seizure Is Unconstitutional, N.J. and Other States Tells High Court

In April 7 court filing, 19 states and five U.S. public sector groups support NJ challenge to PennEast pipeline state land taking, despite FERC project OK and Justice Dept. stance on sovereign immunity. High court will key oral arguments April 28.

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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am
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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am

UPDATE: Land Seizure for Pipelines Is Unconstitutional, N.J. Tells High Court

In April 7 court filing, 19 states and five national public sector groups support NJ challenge to PennEast pipeline condemning state land, despite FERC project approval; they also oppose Justice Dept. stance on sovereign immunity. High court will key oral arguments April 28.

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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am
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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am

Land Seizure for Pipelines Is Unconstitutional, New Jersey Tells High Court

State challenges PennEast Pipeline’s push to condemn state land despite FERC project approval, terming it a “serious affront” to its sovereignty. High court will hear both sides’ oral arguments on April 28.

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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am
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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am

Land Seizure for Pipelines is Unconstitutional, State Tells High Court

NJ challenges PennEast Pipeline push to condemn state land despite FERC project approval, terming it a “serious affront” to its sovereignty. High court will hear both sides’ oral arguments on April 28.

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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am
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  • April 4 @ 9:20 am

Construction Jobs Jump by 110,000 in March

All construction sectors gain, but economists see material price spikes and other risk factors ahead.

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  • April 2 @ 3:55 pm
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  • April 2 @ 3:55 pm

Court Won’t Halt $464M Kiewit-Barnard Colorado Dam Expansion

FERC order to proceed blocks ruling on enviros’ challenge of 131-ft elevation of Gross Reservoir near Boulder to triple its capacity, U.S. judges say.

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  • April 1 @ 5:59 pm
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  • April 1 @ 5:59 pm

Court Won’t Halt $464M Kiewit-Barnard Dam Expansion

Federal judges claim FERC connection biocks ruling on enviros’ challenge of 131-ft raising of Gross Reservoir near Boulder, Colo., to triple its capacity.

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  • April 1 @ 5:59 pm
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Construction Groups Agree on Need for Infrastructure Plan, Diverge on Details

Industry groups respond to President Biden’s rollout of the $2-trillion American Jobs Plan.

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  • March 31 @ 8:59 pm
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  • March 31 @ 8:59 pm

Granite Construction Annual Loss Widens as Strategy Shifts

What the CEO said as the big contractor summed up a difficult 2020.

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  • March 31 @ 5:14 pm
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  • March 31 @ 5:14 pm

Granite Construction’s Annual Loss Widens as Strategy Shifts

What the CEO said as the big contractor summed up a difficult 2020.

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  • March 31 @ 5:14 pm
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  • March 31 @ 5:14 pm

La. Construction Firm Owner, Two Employees Indicted for Tax Fraud

Owner of SES Construction Consulting Group and off Global Technical Solutions and two key staffers allegedly hid hundreds of thousands in wages and other compensation in false tax returns.

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  • March 31 @ 3:30 pm
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  • March 31 @ 3:30 pm

La. Construction Firm Owner and Two Employees Indicted for Tax Fraud

A Louisiana construction company owner and two key employees are facing federal tax fraud charges for allegedly hiding hundreds of thousands in wages and other compensation.

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  • March 31 @ 3:30 pm
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  • March 31 @ 3:30 pm

Biden To Propose $2T-Plus Jobs Package Centered on Infrastructure

Proposal includes $115B for highways and bridges, $85B for transit, $110B to replace lead water lines.

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  • March 31 @ 4:04 am
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  • March 31 @ 4:04 am

Virginia, Railroads Plan Major Infrastructure Investments

State will embark on 10-year, $3.7B expansion.

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  • March 30 @ 5:44 pm
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  • March 30 @ 5:44 pm

New Orleans Officials Select Developer for $1-Billion Riverfront Project

Construction of the sprawling, 39-acre entertainment district should begin in 2022.

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  • March 30 @ 1:45 pm
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  • March 30 @ 1:45 pm

New Orleans Officials Select Developer for $1-Billion Riverfront Development

Construction of the sprawling, 39-acre development should begin in 2022.

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  • March 30 @ 1:45 pm
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  • March 30 @ 1:45 pm

Developers to Proceed with Plans for $1 Billion Riverfront Attraction in New Orleans

Plans for an expansive riverfront entertainment district are moving forward after New Orleans convention center officials selected a developer that plans to invest $1 billion into transforming an adjacent, 39-acre site into the new destination.

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  • March 30 @ 1:45 pm
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  • March 30 @ 1:45 pm

New NYC Design and Construction Chief Advocates for Less Restrictive Rules

Jamie Torres-Springer, who replaced Lorrain Grillo as commissioner of the New York City Dept. of Design and Construction, says adjustments made to procurement and contracting rules during the pandemic to allow for alternative delivery should be adopted on a permanent basis.

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  • March 30 @ 1:29 pm
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  • March 30 @ 1:29 pm

New NYC Building Chief Advocates for Less Restrictive Rules

Jamie Torres-Springer says adjustments made to procurement and contracting rules during the pandemic to allow for alternative delivery should be adopted on a permanent basis.

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  • March 30 @ 1:29 pm
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  • March 30 @ 1:29 pm

Milestone Reached In Serbia High-Speed Rail Program

Construction complete on a 3-km-long viaduct 

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  • March 29 @ 11:00 pm
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  • March 29 @ 11:00 pm

Jury Convicts Roofer Casey David Crowther of PPP Loan Fraud

Owner of Target Roofing & Sheet Metal was accused of using loan funds to purchase a boat.

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  • March 29 @ 9:30 pm
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  • March 29 @ 9:30 pm

Administration Propels U.S., East Coast Offshore Wind Power Build

New 30 GW U.S. target will generate $12B in annual capital investment by 2030, says Biden team.

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  • March 29 @ 9:09 pm
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  • March 29 @ 9:09 pm

Layton Construction and Sprawling Ariz. Ritz-Carlton Developer Part on Bad Terms

Liens in the millions pile up from subcontractors on the $2B Scottsdale project.

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  • March 29 @ 7:25 pm
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  • March 29 @ 7:25 pm

Layton Construction and Sprawling Arizona Ritz-Carlton Developer Part on Bad Terms

Liens in the tens of millions pile up from subcontractors to big Scottsdale project.

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  • March 29 @ 7:25 pm
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  • March 29 @ 7:25 pm

Administration Accelerates Offshore Wind Power on East Coast

Biden sets new 30-GW U.S. construction target by 2030, and opens 800,000 acres of ocean tracts off N.Y-N.J. for projects

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  • March 29 @ 7:09 pm
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  • March 29 @ 7:09 pm

Biden Accelerates Offshore Wind Power on East Coast

Administration sets 30-GW construction target by 2030, and opens 800,000 acres of new ocean tracts off the N.Y-N.J. coast for projects

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  • March 29 @ 7:09 pm
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  • March 29 @ 7:09 pm

Milestone Reached In Serbia’s First High-Speed Rail Program

First 3-km-long viaduct is complete on planned 350-km, $2.9B project, with financing from China and Hungary

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  • March 29 @ 6:00 pm
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  • March 29 @ 6:00 pm

$2.6B Georgia Battery Plant Caught in Trade Secrets Dispute

South Korea’s SK Innovation threatens to abandon half-completed factory after ruling against it by the U.S. International Trade Commission

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  • March 29 @ 5:55 pm
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  • March 29 @ 5:55 pm

Construction Groups Seek Billions in Rescue Act Aid for Transpo Projects

Three-dozen groups ask Treasury to specify the act's $360B in aid can be used for transportation projects.

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  • March 29 @ 2:57 pm
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  • March 29 @ 2:57 pm

Construction Groups Seek to Have Transpo Projects Deemed Eligible for Rescue Act Aid

Groups ask Treasury to specify the act's $360B in state and local government aid can be used for transportation projects.

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  • March 29 @ 2:57 pm
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  • March 29 @ 2:57 pm

Construction Groups Seek to Have Transpo Projects Deemed Eiigible for Rescue Act Aid

Groups ask Treasury to specify the act's $360B in state and local government aid can be used for transportation projects.

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  • March 29 @ 2:57 pm
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  • March 29 @ 2:57 pm

US Court Disputes $1.8B AECOM Damage Award in ‘Remarkable Fraud’ Suit

Appellate judges uphold ban on rogue firm’s fake use of AECOM-owned Morrison Knudsen name and record, but want damages reassessed.

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  • March 28 @ 7:28 pm
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  • March 28 @ 7:28 pm

US Court Disputes AECOM $1.8B Damage Award in ‘Remarkable Fraud’ Suit

Appeals judges uphold ban on rogue firm’s fake use of AECOM-owned Morrison Knudsen name and record, but want damage total reassessed

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  • March 28 @ 7:28 pm
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  • March 28 @ 7:28 pm

Biden Gives Strong Defense of Infrastructure Investment

In a lead-in to infrastructure proposal's March 31 rollout, Biden cites needs in highways, water, schools and more.

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  • March 25 @ 4:04 pm
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  • March 25 @ 4:04 pm

With World Short of Chips, Intel Plans to Spend Billions on Manufacturing

Contractors accustomed to building with Intel will gain more opportunities.

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  • March 25 @ 4:02 pm
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  • March 25 @ 4:02 pm

Report: No Motive In Engineer’s Deadly 2019 Mass Shooting

Final Va. Beach findings can’t pinpoint why municipal employee killed 11 colleagues and a visitor, and injured five, in office rampage.

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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm
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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm

Report: No Motive In Engineer’s Deadly 2019 Va. Beach Mass Shooting

Final probe findings can’t pinpoint why municipal employee killed 11 colleagues and a visitor, and injured five, in office rampage.

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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm
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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm

Report: No Motive Behind Engineer’s Deadly 2019 Mass Shooting in Virginia Beach

Just released final findings from a two-year probe can’t determine why a municipal employee killed 12 engineer colleagues and others, and injured five, in 2019 office rampage.

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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm
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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm

Report: No Motive Behind Engineer’s Deadly Mass Shooting in Virginia Beach

Just released findings from a two-year probe can’t determine why a municipal employee killed 12 engineer colleagues and others, and injured five, in 2019 office rampage.

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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm
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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm

Report: No Motive in Engineer’s Virginia Beach Deadly Shootings

Just released findings of two-year probe can’t say why municipal employee killed 12 engineer colleagues and others, and injured five, in 2019 office rampage

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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm
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  • March 25 @ 1:05 pm

Need for Top Talent Keeps Pandemic Pay Hit Brief

Experts predict more stability in 2021, with most increases relatively conservative

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  • March 25 @ 12:33 pm
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  • March 25 @ 12:33 pm

Transportation Vet Porcari Joins STV Board; Webcor Exec Shifts to Rosendin

ERM operations leader joins PE platform as COO; Texas A&M engineering chief will be university president, effective June 1.

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  • March 25 @ 7:20 am
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  • March 25 @ 7:20 am

Transportation Vet John Porcari Joins STV Board; Webcor Exec Shifts to Rosendin

ERM operations leader joins PE platform as COO; Texas A&M engineering chief will be university president, effective June 1.

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  • March 25 @ 7:20 am
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  • March 25 @ 7:20 am

Transportation Sector Veteran John Porcari Joins STV Board

M. Katherine Banks, Texas A&M system vice chancellor of engineering and engineering school dean of its flagship College Station campus, will become university president, effective June 1.

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  • March 25 @ 7:20 am
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  • March 25 @ 7:20 am

Obituary: Bud Griffis, 82, Led Megaprojects and Shared Wisdom Broadly

Ex-Corps leader kept global projects on track and built a second career as a leading teacher, researcher and industry activist.

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  • March 24 @ 5:20 pm
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  • March 24 @ 5:20 pm

Senate Panel Clears $35B Drinking Water, Wastewater Treatment Bill

Measure seeks to provide aid for urban and rural communities of all sizes.

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  • March 24 @ 4:58 pm
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  • March 24 @ 4:58 pm

1Q Cost Report: Single Family Starts Continue to Lead Economic Recovery

High material prices are expected to drop as supply catches up with demand in 2021

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  • March 24 @ 1:08 pm
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  • March 24 @ 1:08 pm

1Q Cost Report: Industry Executives See the Market Stabilizing in 2021

Challenges remain, but the effects of the pandemic may be less severe than feared, they say

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  • March 24 @ 1:00 pm
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  • March 24 @ 1:00 pm

Pulse: Project News for the Week of March 29, 2021

GenRev Properties is planning to construct the Canopy at Oak Mountain, a mixed-use development in Pelham.

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  • March 24 @ 12:41 pm
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  • March 24 @ 12:41 pm

Industry Leads for the Week of March 29, 2021

EarthRenew Inc. is planning to construct an organic fertilizer plant at the Diamond Feeders LLC cattle feedlot in Eaton.

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  • March 24 @ 12:08 pm
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  • March 24 @ 12:08 pm

Bentley Deploys Hololens for Virtual Bridge Inspections

Collins Engineering is working with the Minnesota Dept. of Transportation on the restoration of the James J. Hill Stone Arch Bridge in Minneapolis.

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  • March 24 @ 10:59 am
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  • March 24 @ 10:59 am

Georgia Power Expects Vogtle Delay Due to Remediation Work

On March 19, Southern Co. reported that the Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project team has identified the need for additional construction remediation work at the Georgia construction site.

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  • March 24 @ 10:42 am
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  • March 24 @ 10:42 am

Senate, House Committees Are Moving on Water Infrastructure Bills

As reports fly in Washington about White House plans for a $3-trillion economic recovery package, including a big infrastructure component, congressional committees are taking a more targeted approach.

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  • March 24 @ 10:37 am
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  • March 24 @ 10:37 am

1Q Cost Report: Pandemic Hit to Pay Is Brief, as Most Firms Need Top Talent

Experts predict more compensation stability in 2021, with most increases relatively conservative

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  • March 24 @ 9:33 am
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  • March 24 @ 9:33 am

What’s Behind The Materials Price Spikes?

Industry groups are lobbying for an end to tariffs, but without shipping certainty, it may not be enough.

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  • March 24 @ 9:18 am
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  • March 24 @ 9:18 am

1Q Cost Report: Materials Price Spikes Tied to Lack of Shipping, Shutdowns

Industry groups are lobbying for an end to tariffs, but without shipping certainty, it may not be enough

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  • March 24 @ 9:18 am
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  • March 24 @ 9:18 am

1Q Cost Report: Price Spikes Are Tied to Lack of Shipping, Shutdowns

Industry groups are lobbying for an end to tariffs, but without shipping certainty, it may not be enough

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  • March 24 @ 9:18 am
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  • March 24 @ 9:18 am

Design Firms Tell Congress of Financial Harm From Credits for PPP Loans

Rep. Kweisi Mfume relays how some U.S. agencies treat PPP loans as credits under the Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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  • March 23 @ 7:34 pm
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  • March 23 @ 7:34 pm

Engineering Firms Cite Financial Harm from Credits for PPP Loans

Firms say some federal agencies are treating PPP loans as credits under Federal Acquisition Regulation.

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  • March 23 @ 7:34 pm
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  • March 23 @ 7:34 pm

ICC Seeks Energy Code Committee Members

Participants will be selected from a variety of groups, reducing the influence of the government.

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  • March 23 @ 4:07 pm
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  • March 23 @ 4:07 pm

ICC Seeking Energy Code Committee Members

The members will be selected from a variety of groups, reducing the influence of the government.

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  • March 23 @ 4:07 pm
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  • March 23 @ 4:07 pm

The California Projects Seeking Biden Plan Infrastructure Funds

Competitors may siphon funds away from the state’s controversial high-speed rail project.

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  • March 23 @ 12:53 pm
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  • March 23 @ 12:53 pm

Pittsburgh Terminal Expansion Cleared for Takeoff

Pittsburgh International Airport’s tenant airlines have agreed to fund the first portion of the pandemic-stalled $1.1 billion Terminal Modernization Project.

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  • March 23 @ 10:34 am
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  • March 23 @ 10:34 am

Walsh Confirmed as U.S. Labor Secretary

The confirmation, 68-29, comes as a bill protecting the right for workers to organize has cleared the House.

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  • March 22 @ 8:51 pm
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  • March 22 @ 8:51 pm

Walsh Confirmed as Labor Secretary

The confirmation comes as a bill protecting the right for workers to organize has cleared the House.

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  • March 22 @ 8:51 pm
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  • March 22 @ 8:51 pm

FERC OKs Gas Pipeline Job After First-Ever Climate Change Review

Agency ruling for 87-mile project comes as 21 states sue President Joe Biden and cabinet members over the Keystone XL pipeline halt.

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  • March 22 @ 7:00 pm
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  • March 22 @ 7:00 pm

FERC OKs Pipeline Job After First-Ever Climate Change Review

Agency ruing comes as 21 state attorneys general sue President Joe Biden and cabinet members over the administration’s Keystone XL pipeline halt

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  • March 22 @ 7:00 pm
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  • March 22 @ 7:00 pm

Major Facelift Underway at UMass Boston

UMass Boston has embarked on a $150-million makeover of its mostly brick and concrete campus.

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  • March 22 @ 10:11 am
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  • March 22 @ 10:11 am

Canada’s SNC-Lavalin Looks Abroad for Better Risk and Return

As Montreal firm pushes to finish lump-sum construction in Canada, U.S. and U.K. projects show new appeal to reverse 2020 results declines

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  • March 21 @ 6:16 pm
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  • March 21 @ 6:16 pm

Georgia Awards $229M JV Contract to Rebuild Macon Interchange

Ferrovial subsidiary Webber and United Infrastructure Group will update 21 bridges and reconstruct the I-16/I-75 interchange.

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  • March 21 @ 3:38 pm
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  • March 21 @ 3:38 pm

Academy Museum of Motion Pictures ‘Sphere’ Appears to Defy Gravity

The $500-million Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will raise the curtain this September on an eye-popping museum and theater complex that honors the past, is designed to resist future seismic forces and appears to defy the laws of gravity.

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  • March 19 @ 4:38 pm
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  • March 19 @ 4:38 pm

Autodesk Analysis: Construction Bids Up 36% Over Pre-Pandemic Levels

Compared to three-month pre-pandemic average, total bid volume in Autodesk’s BuildingConnected platform rose 36% in January, its all-time high.

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  • March 18 @ 3:26 pm
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  • March 18 @ 3:26 pm

Autodesk BuildingConnected Analysis: Construction Bidding Up 36% Over Pre-Pandemic Levels

Compared to a three-month pre-pandemic average, total bidding activity in Autodesk's BuildingConnected platform was up 15% in November 2020 and 36% in January, with January volume representing an all-time high on the BuildingConnected platform. The 2021 Autodesk Construction Outlook was created from BuildingConnected product data as well as data pulled from external sources and analyzed […]

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  • March 18 @ 3:26 pm
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  • March 18 @ 3:26 pm

Autodesk BuildingConnected Analysis: Construction Starts Up 36% Over Pre-Pandemic Levels

Compared to a three-month pre-pandemic average, total bidding activity in Autodesk's BuildingConnected platform was up 15% in November 2020 and 36% in January, with January volume representing an all-time high on the BuildingConnected platform. The 2021 Autodesk Construction Outlook was created from BuildingConnected product data as well as data pulled from external sources and analyzed […]

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  • March 18 @ 3:26 pm
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  • March 18 @ 3:26 pm

FHWA Awards $18.7M for Road-Use Fee Tests

Congress also is weighing a 50-state vehicle-miles-traveled pilot program in the coming highway bill.

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  • March 18 @ 9:35 am
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  • March 18 @ 9:35 am

Record-Length UK Rail Bridge Gets Underway

Under $2.2B contract, team will sink nearly 300 piles for 3.4km high-speed rail crossing north of London.

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  • March 18 @ 8:00 am
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  • March 18 @ 8:00 am

More Than 20 TBMs Will Work on Four New Lines in Paris Metro Expansion

More than $8 billion of civil engineering contracts have been awarded for four new lines.

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  • March 17 @ 3:34 pm
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  • March 17 @ 3:34 pm

20 TBMS to Work on Paris Metro Expansion

More than $8 billion of civil engineering contracts have been awarded for four new lines.

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  • March 17 @ 3:34 pm
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  • March 17 @ 3:34 pm

Harris County, Texas, Pivots To Close $1.4B Gap in Flood Control Funding

County officials are exploring alternative funding opportunities to avoid construction delays.

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  • March 17 @ 1:00 pm
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  • March 17 @ 1:00 pm

Harris County, Texas, Pivots to Close $1.4-Billion Gap in Flood Control Funding

County officials are exploring alternative funding opportunities to avoid construction delays.

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  • March 17 @ 1:00 pm
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  • March 17 @ 1:00 pm

Harris County Pivots to Close $1.4M Gap in Flood Control Funding

Flood control projects in Harris County are facing a $1.4 billion funding gap, and county officials are having explore some alternative funding opportunities or else face construction delays.

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  • March 17 @ 1:00 pm
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  • March 17 @ 1:00 pm

DeFazio Introduces $50B Bill for Wastewater Treatment Infrastructure

Newly introduced House measure omits how it would be paid for.

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  • March 16 @ 1:35 pm
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  • March 16 @ 1:35 pm

Five Minutes With Sam Sleiman of Suffolk Construction

Former Massport capital programs director sees a brighter future for airport construction.

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  • March 15 @ 11:00 pm
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  • March 15 @ 11:00 pm

Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., Giant Builder and Industry Leader, Dies at 95

Grandson of the founder of contractor Bechtel Corp. was its CEO for three decades during a period of major global growth

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  • March 15 @ 9:40 pm
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  • March 15 @ 9:40 pm

Stephen D. Bechtel Jr., Industry Leader, Dies at 95

Grandson of the founder of contractor giant Bechtel Corp. was its CEO for three decades during a period of major global growth

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  • March 15 @ 9:40 pm
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  • March 15 @ 9:40 pm

Stephen Bechtel Jr., Industry Leader, Dies at 95

"Steve Jr." was company's CEO from 1960 to 1990, board member through 2018.

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  • March 15 @ 9:40 pm
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  • March 15 @ 9:40 pm

At ENR BuildTech Conference, Fresh Lessons From a Long Year

Harsh lessons and hopeful developments were the top line ideas at the BuildTech virtual conference, ENR’s annual look at the state of construction technology and management. Contractors, engineers and other industry professionals offered their insights on how they kept working through a pandemic, and the new solutions they uncovered to age-old problems during a difficult […]

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  • March 15 @ 5:35 pm
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  • March 15 @ 5:35 pm

IHS Markit: Commodities Prices 68% Higher Than Last Year

High prices are expected to begin to subside in the coming months.

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  • March 15 @ 2:55 pm
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  • March 15 @ 2:55 pm

Feds, County Seek Delay In Houston $7B Road Widening Over Community Impact

Harris County sues state to initiate a wider environmental mitigation study; U.S. DOT will review federal civil rights violation claims linked to homes, businesses taken

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Feds, County: Pause Houston’s $7B Road Widening Over Community Impact

Harris County sues state to initiate a wider environmental mitigation study; U.S. DOT will review federal civil rights violation claims linked to homes, businesses taken

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Feds, County Push Pause in $7B Houston Road Widening Over Community Impact

Harris County sues state to initiate a wider environmental program study; U.S. DOT will review claims of federal civil rights violations linked to land taken for routes.

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Feds, County Seek Pause in $7B Houston Road Widening Over Title VI Concerns

Harris County sues the state to pause the contract and initiate a wider environmental impact study of the 24-mile program; U.S. DOT will review claims of civil rights violations linked to route choices.

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Feds, County Seek Pause In $7B Houston Road Widening Over Condemnations

Harris County sues state for contract halt and wider impact study of 24-mile program; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims linked to route choices.

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Feds, County Seek Pause In $7B Houston Road Job Over Condemnations

Harris County sues state for contract halt and wider impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims linked to route choices.

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Feds, County Say Pause $7B Houston Road Job Over Condemnations

Harris County federal suit seeks contract halt for wider impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims linked to route choices.

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Officials Want $7B Metro Houston Road Project Paused Over Condemnations

Harris County federal suit seeks contract halt for wider environmental impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims over route choices.

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

Officials Want $7B Houston Metro Road Project Paused over Condemnations

Harris County federal suit seeks contract halt for wider environmental impact study; U.S. DOT will review civil rights claims over route choices.

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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am
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  • March 14 @ 10:20 am

State Probes Contractor Worker’s Deadly Fall at LA Water Plant

Jose Perez, a union laborer employed by contractor Murray Co. fell March 8 while securing tank lid at the Hyperion treatment facility

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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am
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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am

UPDATE: New Details in Contractor Worker Death at LA Water Plant

Mechanical contractor Murray Co. employee died March 8 in 25-ft fall at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.

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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am
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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am

UPDATE: Details Released in Contractor Worker Death at LA Water Plant

Mechanical contractor Murray Co. employee died March 8 in 25-ft fall at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.

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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am
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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am

No New Details Released in Contractor Worker Death at LA Water Plant

Mechanical contractor Murray Co. employee died March 8 in 25-ft fall at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.

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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am
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  • March 13 @ 9:45 am

New COVID-19 Tests, Rules Ramp Up in North America

At pandemic anniversary, Canada rolls out mandated rapid antigen tests as U.S. weighs emergency standard to curb further virus spread

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  • March 12 @ 5:00 pm
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  • March 12 @ 5:00 pm

Ontario Launches COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Tests at Major Construction Sites

Province push follows contractor giant EllisDon’s pilot to curb virus spread; firm will do 8,000 tests weekly, required for site entry.

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  • March 12 @ 5:00 pm
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  • March 12 @ 5:00 pm

Ontario Launches Wide Antigen Tests at Major Construction Sites

Province push follows contractor giant EllisDon’s early 2021 pilot to curb COVID-19 spread; firm is set to do 8,000 tests weekly, requiring them for site entry.

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  • March 12 @ 5:00 pm
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  • March 12 @ 5:00 pm

Utah’s Budget Surplus Will Give State Transportation Projects $1B Boost

From highways to rail lines to new parks, Utah legislators offer state projects one-time cash infusions from a robust budget surplus.

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  • March 12 @ 3:37 pm
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  • March 12 @ 3:37 pm

AGC Survey: Chaotic Supply Chain, Worker Shortages Still Plague Contractors a Year Into Pandemic

AGC reports COVID-19-caused supply problems, price increases, project delays and shutdowns. Leaders caution against picket rule changes due to House-passed PRO Act.

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  • March 11 @ 11:34 pm
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  • March 11 @ 11:34 pm

Labor Dept. Seeks to Cancel Two Trump Administration Rules

DOL is targeting employee-classification and joint-employer rules.

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  • March 11 @ 8:27 pm
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  • March 11 @ 8:27 pm

Architect of the Capitol Backs ‘Targeted’ Fencing for Iconic Building

AOC Blanton is seeking a $67-million budget increase to maintain, secure the Capitol complex.

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  • March 11 @ 4:23 pm
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  • March 11 @ 4:23 pm

New Terms in Global Water Giant Veolia’s $13.1B Bid for Rival

French operations of target Suez would be sold later to Meridiam; meanwhile, Canada energy player Brookfield Infrastructure Partners sticks to $5.7B hostile bid for natural gas transporter Inter-Pipeline.

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  • March 11 @ 3:55 pm
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  • March 11 @ 3:55 pm

New Terms in Global Water Giant Veolia’s $13.1B Offer for Rival

Suez French operations could be sold later to Meridiam; meanwhile, Canada energy player Brookfield Infrastructure Partners sticks to $5.6B hostile bid for natural gas transporter Inter-Pipeline.

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  • March 11 @ 3:55 pm
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  • March 11 @ 3:55 pm

Global Water Giant Veolia’s $13.1B Offer for Rival Suez Has New Terms

Suez French operations would stay, in possible later sale to Meridiam; meanwhile, Canada energy players Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and pipeline firm Inter-Pipeline remain in buyout battle.

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  • March 11 @ 3:55 pm
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  • March 11 @ 3:55 pm

Biden Signs Sweeping $1.9T Relief Bill, Includes Aid for Multiemployer Pensions

Bill signs bill with little fanfare at White House, with larger event scheduled for Friday.

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  • March 11 @ 1:23 pm
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  • March 11 @ 1:23 pm

Update2: Biden Signs Sweeping $1.9T Relief Bill, Includes Aid for Multiemployer Pensions

Bill signs bill with little fanfare at White House, with larger event scheduled for Friday.

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  • March 11 @ 1:23 pm
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  • March 11 @ 1:23 pm

Bid Process Begins for West Seattle Bridge Final Phase

High-rise crossing has been closed for a year due to cracks.

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  • March 11 @ 12:00 am
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  • March 11 @ 12:00 am

$1B Gas Pipeline State Land Seizure Battle Gets High Court Review

Despite appeals court denial, Justice Dept. says U.S. has authority to take land for PennEast and other pipe projects; NJ decision will have national implications.

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

$1B Gas Pipeline Land Seizure Battle Set for High Court Ruling

Despite appeals court denial, Justice Dept. argues that U.S. has authority to take state land for PennEast and other pipe projects; NJ decision will have national implications.

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

$1B PennEast Gas Pipeline Land Seizure Battle Set for High Court Ruling

Despite appeals court denial and Biden clean-energy agenda, Justice Dept. argues that U.S. has authority to take state land for pipeline projects; NJ case decision will have national implications.

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

$1B PennEast Pipeline Land Seizure Battle Set for High Court Ruling

Despite appeals court denial and Biden clean-energy agenda, Justice Dept. argues that U.S. has authority to take state land for pipeline projects; NJ case decision will have national implications.

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

State-Fed Pipeline Land Seizure Battle Set for U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Despite Biden clean-energy agenda, DOJ argues U.S. can give ’eminent domain’ authority for projects on state land; NJ case decision will have national implications

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

DOJ Says Feds Can Give Authority To Take State Land for Pipelines

State-federal eminent domain battle in PennEast pipeline construction case now awaits a U.S. Supreme Court ruling. Its impact will be national.

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

Justice Says Feds Can Give Authority to Take State Land for Pipelines

State-federal eminent domain battle in PennEast pipe construction case now awaits a US Supreme Court ruling; impact will be national.

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

US Justice Dept. Says Feds Can Give Authority to Seize State Land for Pipelines

State-federal eminent domain battle in PennEast pipe construction case now awaits a US Supreme Court ruling; impact will be national.

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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm
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  • March 10 @ 9:10 pm

Feasibility Study For $3.6B Energy Storage Project Gets Feds’ Nod

FERC permit starts clock on proposed 2.2-GW project on Lake Powell near Page, Ariz.

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  • March 10 @ 3:38 pm
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  • March 10 @ 3:38 pm

Energy Storage Feasibility Study Gets FERC Nod

The permit gives the holder priority rights to further study and develop the site for the $3.6-billion Navajo Energy Storage Station.

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  • March 10 @ 3:38 pm
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  • March 10 @ 3:38 pm

Construction Sharply Split Over House-Passed PRO Act

Building trades strongly support the bill, but contractor groups vociferously oppose it.

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  • March 10 @ 3:30 pm
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  • March 10 @ 3:30 pm

Project of the Year Finalist, Best Green Project: Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design

As the first Southeast U.S. building to meet strict Living Building Challenge mandates, the Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design features a host of innovations—from renewable energy systems that generated 250% more power than the 47,000-sq-ft multipurpose facility used in its first year to mass timber construction with wood salvaged or from responsibly managed forests.

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  • March 10 @ 3:03 pm
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  • March 10 @ 3:03 pm

India Tunnel Construction Hits Its Stride

Tunnels are being used to protect the country’s borders and to access remote mountain areas.

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  • March 10 @ 2:47 pm
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  • March 10 @ 2:47 pm

Indian Tunnel Construction Hits Its Stride

Tunnels are being used to protect the country’s borders and to access remote mountain areas.

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  • March 10 @ 2:47 pm
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  • March 10 @ 2:47 pm

Indian Tunnel Construction Hits a Stride

Tunnels are being used to protect the country’s borders and to access remote mountain areas.

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  • March 10 @ 2:47 pm
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  • March 10 @ 2:47 pm

Project of the Year Finalist, Best Sports/Entertainment: Chase Center Development

In 2014, the National Basketball Association’s Golden State Warriors purchased the 780-ft by 650-ft site for a new arena because it afforded views of Mission Bay and was large enough to accommodate the team’s plans.

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  • March 10 @ 2:46 pm
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  • March 10 @ 2:46 pm

Project of the Year, Best Renovation/Restoration: The Seattle Space Needle Century Project

City’s iconic 520-ft-high attraction, opened for a world’s fair in 1962, gets a sweeping $100-million renovation and modernization for the next generation

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  • March 10 @ 2:28 pm
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  • March 10 @ 2:28 pm

Project of the Year, Best Renovation/Restoration: The Century Project for the Space Needle

When Jeff Wright was about three years old, his father, Howard S. Wright, one of the five original partner owners and general contractor for the Space Needle, loaded him into a then-under-construction elevator and took him to the structure’s observation desk.

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  • March 10 @ 2:28 pm
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  • March 10 @ 2:28 pm

Construction Economics for March 15, 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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  • March 10 @ 1:36 pm
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  • March 10 @ 1:36 pm

Keep Infrastructure on an Upward Track

Next for Congress comes the planning for an infrastructure bill, and we have ideas to help members start. While consensus will be difficult, much of the outline already exists.

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  • March 10 @ 1:32 pm
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  • March 10 @ 1:32 pm

Update: House Clears $1.9T Relief Bill, Includes Aid for Multiemployer Pensions

Measure next goes to the White House for Biden's expected signature.

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  • March 10 @ 1:23 pm
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Update: House Clears $1.9T Relief Bill, Including Funds for Multiemployer Pension Plans

Measure next goes to the White House for Biden's expected signature.

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  • March 10 @ 1:23 pm
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  • March 10 @ 1:23 pm

Update: House Clears $1.9T Relief Bill, Including Funds to Prop Up Multiemployer Pension Plans

Measure next goes to the White House for Biden's expected signature.

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  • March 10 @ 1:23 pm
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  • March 10 @ 1:23 pm

Pulse: Project News for the Week of March 15, 2021

Pueblo County is planning to build a 181,918-sq-ft, 670-bed detention facility.

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  • March 10 @ 12:08 pm
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Congressman Floats $33B Plan to Demolish Four Dams

A concept floated by Republican Mike Simpson, a U.S. congressman from Idaho, holds the potential to loosen the intractable logjam that has persisted for years among lawmakers, community members and federal officials to find a way to save the dwindling salmon population in the Columbia River Basin before it is too late.

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  • March 10 @ 11:49 am

Skanska Sees Benefits of Worker Tracking Tech on California Hospital Project

Working through the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new technologies into standard use.

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  • March 10 @ 11:21 am
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  • March 10 @ 11:21 am

$1.9T Relief Bill Props Up Multiemployer Pension Plans

President Joe Biden’s $1.9-trillion coronavirus relief proposal at press time was almost at the finish line, with the bill on the verge of final congressional approval.

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  • March 10 @ 11:15 am
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Obituary: Contractor Lenore Janis, 86, Was Early Force for Women’s Equality

Former design chiefs Morris Levy, 91, and Robert O’Neil, 85, also are dead.

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  • March 10 @ 10:56 am
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  • March 10 @ 10:56 am

Obituary: Lenore Janis, 86, Was Early Force for Women’s Equality

Former design chiefs Morris Levy, 91, and Robert O’Neil, 85, also are dead.

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  • March 10 @ 10:56 am
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  • March 10 @ 10:56 am

Industry Loses Women’s Advocate Lenore Janis

Lenore Janis, 86, a New York contractor and strong industry advocate since the 1970s for female equality, died Jan. 31 in Brookfield, Conn., of COVID-19, according to The New York Times.

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Offshore Wind Will Gain Awaited Momentum in 2021

Politics, incentives, needs align for big projects to move to construction

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  • March 10 @ 10:45 am
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  • March 10 @ 10:45 am

Offshore Wind Will Gain Years-Awaited Building Boost in 2021

Politics, incentives, needs now align for big projects to move to construction.

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  • March 10 @ 10:45 am
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  • March 10 @ 10:45 am

P3s, UAVs Are Hot Topics at Aviation Conferences

Climate change considerations, public-private partnerships for small and midsize airport projects, and urban air mobility infrastructure are some of the major issues for the U.S. aviation sector—along with optimism regarding new U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.

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  • March 10 @ 10:00 am
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  • March 10 @ 10:00 am

Innovyze Founder Paul Boulos Discusses Why Firms Should Create New Tech

Paul Boulos talks to ENR about digital twins, Autodesk acquiring Innovyze—the company he founded—for $1 billion, and what ENR top-ranked firms can do to encourage the kind of intrapreneurship that allowed him to create it.

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  • March 9 @ 8:45 pm
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  • March 9 @ 8:45 pm

Innovyze Founder Paul Boulos Talks Autodesk Acquisition, Why Firms Should Create New Tech

Paul Boulos talks to ENR about digital twins, Autodesk acquiring Innovyze—the company he founded—for $1 billion, and what ENR firms can do to encourage the kind of intrapreneurship that allowed him to create it.

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  • March 9 @ 8:45 pm
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  • March 9 @ 8:45 pm

Details of Sealed Whistleblower Charges Over Cuomo Bridge Burst Into Public View

Fluor-led consortium argues to seal the remaining legal record to prevent unneeded public worry.

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  • March 9 @ 11:39 am
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  • March 9 @ 11:39 am

Details of Sealed Whistleblower Charges Over Big New York Bridge Burst Into Public View

Fluor-led consortium argues to seal the remaining legal record to prevent unneeded public worry.

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  • March 9 @ 11:39 am
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Trump Tower Implosion: Snapshot

Photographer captures building as it falls

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  • March 9 @ 10:25 am
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  • March 9 @ 10:25 am

No New Details Released in Contractor Worker Death March 8 at LA Water Plant

Murray Co. employee died in 25-ft fall at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant.

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  • March 8 @ 9:45 pm
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Contractor Worker Killed at Los Angeles Water Plant

Circumstances are unclear as to how the worker fell to his death at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Playa del Rey, Calif.

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  • March 8 @ 9:45 pm
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Worker Killed at Los Angeles Water Plant

A man fell to his death at the Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant in Playa del Rey, Calif.; circumstance remains unclear.

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  • March 8 @ 9:45 pm
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Primoris Builds Renewable Business Along With Pipeline, Industrial Portfolio

The billion-dollar-plus energy industry contractor finds its path to success.

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  • March 8 @ 6:21 pm
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Primoris Keeps Building Renewable Business Alongside Pipeline, Industrial Portfolio

The path to success for a billion-dollar plus energy industry contractor.

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Landowners Sue Over 1,100-Mile Ammonia Pipe They Say is Abandoned

U.S. court class action seeks compensation to remove Texas-to-Minnesota line; owner said it has no obligation to take such action for permitted 8-in.-dia. pipe.

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Landowners Sue Over 1,100-Mile Ammonia Pipeline They Claim is Abandoned

Federal court class action seeks compensation to remove Texas-to-Minnesota line; owner said it has no obligation to take such action for permitted 8-in.-dia. pipe.

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  • March 8 @ 10:40 am

Landowners File Suit Over 1,100-Mile Ammonia Pipeline They Claim is Abandoned

Federal court class action seeks compensation to remove Texas-to-Minnesota line; owner said it has no obligation to take such action for permitted 8-in.-dia. pipe.

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New Orleans’ $2.3B Public Works Program Gains Momentum

At a time when state and local governments are pining for federal infrastructure funding, the city of New Orleans is making headway on a $2.3 billion public works program, the largest of its kind in a generation.

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  • March 8 @ 10:20 am
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Hochtief Slides Big Bridge Into Place In Six Hours

Hydraulic systems pushed 30,000-tonne structure sideways.

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  • March 8 @ 12:00 am
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  • March 8 @ 12:00 am

Senate-Passed $1.9T Relief Bill Adds $10B for States’ Capital Projects

Under the bill's new Coronavirus Capital Projects Fund, states would share $10 billion.

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  • March 7 @ 3:26 pm
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D.C. Metrorail Aims for Its First Use of Construction Manager at-Risk

Plan would apply to renovating rail bridge over Potomac, repairing tunnel.

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Corps Report Sets Stage for $1.4B Wetlands Restoration Project

Benefits are worth the risk, according to state officials and experts, on the proposed $1.4 billion project to rebuild Louisiana’s coastal wetlands.

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International Code Council Approves Controversial Process Change

The International Code Council's board of directors approved a controversial change to the development process for its model International Energy Conservation Code.

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Construction Loses 61K Jobs in February as Unemployment Rate Hits 9.6%

Specialty trade contractors saw the greatest job loss, while the industry’s jobless rate worsened on monthly, year-over-year bases.

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  • March 5 @ 9:29 am
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U.K. Court Rules Against Bechtel In HSR Contract Dispute

Firm sought compensation for not winning contract to build $1.4B station.

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  • March 5 @ 12:00 am
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EPA’s $727M Loan to Portland Water Bureau the Largest to Date

The Oregon facility is receiving the largest WIFIA loan to date.

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  • March 4 @ 5:01 pm
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Three DB Teams Shortlisted to Finish Delayed $2B Purple Line Rail

Two other bidders won’t proceed on disputed Md. P3 job in D.C. suburbs

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  • March 4 @ 4:30 pm
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Three DB Teams Shortlisted to Finish Much Delayed Purple Line Rail

Two other bidders won’t proceed on disputed Md. P3 job in D.C. suburbs

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  • March 4 @ 4:30 pm
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  • March 4 @ 4:30 pm

Three DB Teams Shortlisted to Finish Much Delayed Purple Line

Two other bidders won’t move ahead as state pushes to complete much delayed 16-mile D.C. suburbs light rail job

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  • March 4 @ 4:30 pm
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Dodge Economist: Residential Continues to Lead Construction Recovery

Even as vaccines become widely available and economic recovery continues, non-residential construction may face a long road. 

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Wis. Industry Groups Challenge Madison’s Bird-Safe Design Requirements

A requirement passed last fall for new construction and expansions in Madison, Wis., to include bird-safe designs and materials has been formally challenged by an advocacy group representing several Wisconsin construction and real estate industry associations. 

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One Water Approach Is Focus of ASCE Infrastructure Panel

EPA’s Radhika Fox say the agency will announce new grants for sewer overflow and stormwater reuse municipal projects during a panel discussion following the release of ASCE’s infrastructure report card.

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  • March 4 @ 1:28 am

Procore Re-Files for IPO, Targets NYSE, Just One Year After Calling Off Previous Attempt

Procore files for an IPO, just one year after pulling its first attempt to go public.

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  • March 4 @ 1:01 am
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House Climate Bill Mandates 100% Clean Power Supply to Customers by 2035

Legislation sets prevailing wages for affected power generation construction, gives states some flexibility in meeting requirements.

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  • March 3 @ 8:10 pm
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  • March 3 @ 8:10 pm

House Climate Bill Sets Mandate for 100% Clean Power Supply to Customers by 2035

The legislation authorizes prevailing wages for affected power generation construction, gives states some flexibility in meeting requirements.

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  • March 3 @ 8:10 pm
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  • March 3 @ 8:10 pm

House Bill Sets 100% Clean Power Customer Supply Mandate by 2035

Legislation authorizes prevailing wages for affected power generation construction, gives states some flexibility in meeting requirements

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  • March 3 @ 8:10 pm
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  • March 3 @ 8:10 pm

Worker Killed on Cambridge, Mass., Parking Garage Project

One construction worker was killed and another was critically injured in a Cambridge parking garage after the stairwell they were working in collapsed.

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  • March 3 @ 7:19 pm
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ASCE: U.S. Infrastructure Grade Improves But Funding Gap Widens

Engineers' group gives country's infrastructure a C- grade, up from D+ in 2017, but one key infrastructure category did worse.

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ASCE: U.S. Infrastructure Grade Rises but Funding Gap Widens

New report grades infrastructure at C-, up from D+ in 2017.

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Border Wall Builder Loses Its Protest Over Contract Price Difference

GAO overrules Fisher Sand & Gravel's claim against the Corps' award of Texas barrier to competing Kiewit unit Southwest Valley, despite a $33.5-million price difference.

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Border Wall Builder Loses Protest Over Contract Price Difference

GAO overrules Fisher Sand & Gravel's claim against the Corps' award of Texas barrier to competing Kiewit unit Southwest Valley, despite a $33.5-million price difference.

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MasTec Posts Q4 Oil and Gas Profit But Looks Elsewhere Long Term

Pipeline installation firm pushes continued diversification, with CEO expecting non-oil and gas business to grow about 20% in revenue and 45% in profit this year

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Wisconsin Governor Seeks $2.4B in Wisconsin Capital Budget

Proposed budget calls for funding of 28 projects within the University of Wisconsin system.

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  • March 1 @ 2:42 pm
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How Quanta Services Thrived in 2020, Earning a Profit of $451M

Unlike many companies in the civil infrastructure business, Quanta's backlog held steady.

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How Quanta Services Thrived in 2020, Earning a Profit of $451 Million

Unlike many companies in the civil infrastructure business, Quanta's backlog held steady.

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  • March 1 @ 1:40 pm
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  • March 1 @ 1:40 pm

Boston Public Schools Welcome Students Back After Virus-Related Renovations

The public school district carried out extensive renovations and upgrades.

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  • March 1 @ 1:25 pm
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  • March 1 @ 1:25 pm

Boston Students Return to Virus-Upgraded Facilities

The return of some 50,000 students to in-person learning on March 1 across the oldest U.S. public school district involved extensive renovations and upgrades begun during remote learning

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Boston Students Return to $250M in Virus-Upgraded Facilities

The return of some 50,000 students to in-person learning on March 1 across the oldest U.S. public school district involved extensive renovations and upgrades begun during remote learning

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House-Passed $1.9T Covid Relief Package Moves to Senate

Bill has modest amount of construction funds, big changes for multi-employer pension plans.

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  • February 28 @ 4:20 pm

Autodesk Takes Tandem, Its Digital Twin Platform, Into Public Beta

Autodesk announced Tandem, its digital twin coordination tool, at Autodesk University last year. That tool entered public beta this month, allowing anyone to start building out digital twins of their projects.

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Summer Eyed for Reopening of Collapsed Highway 1

Work could start next month on section near Big Sur.

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  • February 26 @ 4:26 pm
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  • February 26 @ 4:26 pm

Fluor Finishes 2020 With Smaller Losses as Its Stock Price Improves

Foreign currency and investigation costs are cited in Q4 losses.

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  • February 26 @ 11:21 am
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  • February 26 @ 11:21 am

Fluor Finishes 2020 With More Losses But Smaller Ones, as Its Stock Price Improves

Foreign currency and investigation costs are cited in Q4 losses.

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  • February 26 @ 11:21 am
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  • February 26 @ 11:21 am

Fluor Finishes 2020 With More But Narrower Losses

Foreign currency and investigation costs are cited in Q4 losses.

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  • February 26 @ 11:21 am
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  • February 26 @ 11:21 am

China Company Bags Contract on $2.4B Singapore-Malaysia Transit System Project

China Communications Construction Co. wins second-phase work on $2.43B project

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Giant Infrastructure Players Embroiled in Buyout Battles

One potential mega-merger now under siege pits global water management giants Veolia and Suez, with another involving Canada energy players Brookfield Infrastructure Partners and Inter-Pipeline.

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Giant Infrastructure Players Embroiled in Hostile Takeovers

Potential mega-mergers now under siege include global water sector firms Veolia and Suez, as well as Canada-based energy infrastructure firms Brookfield Infrastructure and Inter-Pipeline.

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  • February 25 @ 7:55 pm
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  • February 25 @ 7:55 pm

ENR Top Young Professionals Panel Sees Great Potential for Better Data in Construction

Improving construction data practices and finding new ways to use machine-learning and other advanced algorithms in projects has been a hot topic in the industry, but some firms are already seeing real benefits. That was the consensus of a panel of experts convened for ENR’s 2021 Top Young Professionals conference, held Feb. 24-26.

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  • February 25 @ 7:12 pm
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  • February 25 @ 7:12 pm

Interior Secretary Nominee Debra Haaland Gets Manchin Backing

Her confirmation may need VP Harris tiebreaker as Republicans challenge the congresswoman on federal land lease ban and pipeline halt job losses; DOE’s Granholm wins solid Senate approval, 64-35.

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  • February 25 @ 6:20 pm
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  • February 25 @ 6:20 pm

Interior Secretary Nominee Debra Haaland Gets Manchin Support

Her confirmation may need VP Harris tiebreaker as Republicans challenge the congresswoman on federal land lease ban and pipeline halt job losses; DOE’s Granholm wins solid Senate approval, 64-35.

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  • February 25 @ 6:20 pm
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  • February 25 @ 6:20 pm

Interior Secretary-Designate Debra Haaland Gets Manchin Support

Confirmation still will need VP Harris tiebreaker, as Republicans challenge congresswoman on federal land lease ban and pipeline halt job losses; DOE’s Granholm wins solid Senate approval, 64-35.

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  • February 25 @ 6:20 pm
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Tutor Perini Notes Shrinking Backlog Amid Strong 2020 Financial Results

The company made substantial profit despite new coronavirus costs.

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  • February 25 @ 5:09 pm
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Massive Crane Places 170-Ton Compression Ring at Big Vegas MSG Sphere Project

MSG chose the massive crawler crane over a boom crane since its tracks allow the crane to manage heavier lifts.

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  • February 25 @ 12:58 pm
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Massive Crane Places 170-ton Compression Ring at $1.6B MSG Sphere Project in Vegas

MSG chose the massive crawler crane over a boom crane since its tracks allow the crane to manage heavier lifts.

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  • February 25 @ 12:58 pm
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MSG Sphere Team Completes 170-Ton Lift Using One of World’s Largest Crawler Cranes

MSG chose the massive crawler crane over a boom crane since its tracks allow the crane to manage heavier lifts.

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  • February 25 @ 12:58 pm
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  • February 25 @ 12:58 pm

President Biden Overturns Trump Executive Order on Classical Architecture

Order revokes controversial 2020 requirements for design of federal buildings

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  • February 25 @ 12:14 pm
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  • February 25 @ 12:14 pm

President Biden Overturns Trump’s Executive Order on Classical Architecture

Order overturns controversial requirements made last year.

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  • February 25 @ 12:14 pm
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  • February 25 @ 12:14 pm

Emcor Group Reports Solid But Lower Profits in 2020

The big specialty contractor describes the elements of its 2020 success.

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  • February 25 @ 12:00 pm
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  • February 25 @ 12:00 pm

Hydroelectric Project May Have Contributed to India Glacier Disaster

A portion of a glacier, called Nanda Devi, breached in the Chamoli district of the north Indian state of Uttarakhand resulting in a massive flood that killed 204 hit two hydropower projects and caused major mudslides across several days

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  • February 25 @ 11:14 am
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Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Exec Hire Propels New Niche

<p Offshore wind sector veteran Eleni Beyko is named senior vice president as dredging firm eyes more market potential

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  • February 25 @ 10:20 am
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  • February 25 @ 10:20 am

Has Hydrogen’s Time Finally Come?

With environmental urgency, big investment, political will and technology aligning, hydrogen as a fossil fuel alternative is becoming more real than ever. How are costs changing to alter its color from grey to green, what projects are in the pipeline and who’s jumping on the bandwagon?

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  • February 25 @ 3:58 am
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  • February 25 @ 3:58 am

China Company Bags Contract on Big Singapore-Malaysia Transit System

China Communications Construction Co. wins second-phase work on $2.43B project

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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am

Safety, Equity, Climate Change and Job Creation To Shape Transportation Policy

DOT Secretary Buttigieg and deputies also emphasize breaking down "silos."

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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am

China Firm Lands Contract on $2.43B Singapore-Malaysia Transit Project

China Communications Construction Co. will build $135-million second phase to include a 25-m viaduct and tunnels.

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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am

China Firm Bags Contract on $2.43B Singapore-Malaysia Transit Project

China Communications Construction Co. will build $135M second phase to include a 25m viaduct and tunnels

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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am

China Company Bags $2.43B Contract for Singapore/Malaysia Transit System

Chinese firm wins contract for Singapore transit job.

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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 25 @ 12:00 am

Chesapeake Bay Crossing Study Narrows Options to Existing Corridor

The draft Tier 1 environmental study, released by the agency Feb. 23, proposes complementing the existing 4.3-mile dual-span suspension bridge with either a third bridge or a bridge-tunnel.

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  • February 24 @ 9:56 pm
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  • February 24 @ 9:56 pm

Maryland Transportation Authority Eyes $9B Option for New Chesapeake Bay Crossing

Environmental study proposes complementing existing 4.3-mile dual-span suspension bridge with a third bridge or a bridge-tunnel.

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  • February 24 @ 9:56 pm
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  • February 24 @ 9:56 pm

AEC Leaders Tout Brand Building and Inclusivity in Career Movement

Chiefs of industry giants Jacobs and Shawmut share strategies to build standout corporate and individual brands at ENR's first young professionals conference.

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  • February 24 @ 6:51 pm
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  • February 24 @ 6:51 pm

Brand Building and Inclusivity Can Spark Upward Career Movement, AEC Leaders Say

Chiefs of industry giants Jacobs and Shawmut share strategies at ENR's first young professionals conference in building standout corporate and individual brands.

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  • February 24 @ 6:51 pm
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  • February 24 @ 6:51 pm

Carper Aims for Committee Vote on Highway Bill by Memorial Day

House committee chair DeFazio plans "transformative bill" that addresses climate change.

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  • February 24 @ 6:30 pm
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  • February 24 @ 6:30 pm

Two Utility Workers Killed in Downtown Boston Construction Accident

Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced via Twitter that city officials had “immediately suspended Atlantic Coast Utilities’ only other permitted worksite in Boston.”

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  • February 24 @ 4:57 pm
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  • February 24 @ 4:57 pm

Biden Seeks to Make More Paycheck Protection Program Loans to Small and Minority Businesses

The emphasis in coming weeks will be applications for businesses with fewer than 20 employees.

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  • February 24 @ 2:47 pm
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  • February 24 @ 2:47 pm

WSDOT Terminal Project Is a Ferry Complex Job

Construction of a terminal in Washington state required navigating environmental contamination, unexpected site conditions and adherence to tribal agreements

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  • February 24 @ 2:23 pm
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  • February 24 @ 2:23 pm

Autodesk To Acquire Water Infrastructure Technology Provider Innovyze for $1 Billion

Autodesk acquires water infrastructure design and management provider Innovyze for $1 billion, plans to integrate it with Autodesk Civil 3D, BIM360 and other products.

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  • February 24 @ 1:55 pm
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  • February 24 @ 1:55 pm

In Texas Power Outages, Clear Problems and No Easy Answers

Power outages that left 4 million cold and in the dark had happened before, but markets and politics prevented changes

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  • February 24 @ 1:11 pm
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  • February 24 @ 1:11 pm

Walker, Swinerton Partner on Predesigned, Preengineered Parking Garages

Parking structures can often be an afterthought in larger projects, but the hidden costs of delays and design changes can upend an otherwise simple structure.

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  • February 24 @ 11:52 am
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  • February 24 @ 11:52 am

Industry Leads for the Week of March 1, 2021

Corbion is planning to expand its lactic acid plant in Blair.

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  • February 24 @ 10:56 am
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  • February 24 @ 10:56 am

Pulse: Project News for the Week of March 1, 2021

LLC/Pilgrim’s is planning to build a Pilgrim’s Pride chicken rendering plant in Gadsden to process chicken by-products for pet food.

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  • February 24 @ 10:00 am
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  • February 24 @ 10:00 am

House Debate Starts on Need for Boosted Clean Water Funding

Key committee chair, Democrat Peter DeFazio, says he will seek "a very ambitious number" for clean mater SRF authorizations.

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House Debate Starts on Need for Clean Water Funding

DeFazio says he will seek "a very ambitious number" for Clean Water SRF authorizations.

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Mechanical Engineer John F. Hennessy III, Who Grew Syska Hennessy, Dies at 65

Mechanical engineer John F. Hennessy III, grandson of the co-founder of the 93-year-old consulting engineer now known as Syska Hennessy Group, died on Feb. 21.

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Granite Construction Claims Staff, Managers Gave Auditors ‘Potentially Misleading’ Data

The company says it has received SEC subpoenas.

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Granite Construction Claims Some Staff, Managers Gave Auditors ‘Potentially Misleading’ Data

The company says it has received SEC subpoenas.

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Ohio Political Nonprofit, Generation Now, Pleads Guilty to Federal Racketeering

Generation Now, a political group created to funnel money to politicians that supported an energy-reform bill that saved FirstEnergy's plants, has pleaded guilty to one count of racketeering conspiracy in federal court.

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Engineers Ponder Solutions for Damaged London Bridge

Crucial Thames crossing is closed due to cracks in cast-iron pedestals.

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Denver Scraps Planned P3 for Its National Western Center Campus

The private-sector partnership was sought to help develop 60 acres in the southeast part of the NWC campus. 

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iPhone Apps Locate Wall Studs, But There’s a Catch

Looking for a simple iPhone app to do the work of a stud finder? ENR tests 16 stud finding iPhone apps and susses out the best and worst. All can only detect metal studs and nails or screws in wooden studs.

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  • February 19 @ 3:08 pm
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AECOM, Ferrovial Plan to Build Vertiports in Florida

Firms to build a network of 10 vertiports, the first to be located in South Florida.

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AECOM, Ferrovial Announce Plan to Build Vertiports

A system of heliport-like structures will take shape in Florida.

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  • February 19 @ 12:00 am

Democrats Introduce Biden-Backed Immigration Bill

The bill follows several provisions laid out in a presidential directive signed by President Biden on his first day in office, which called for sweeping changes to federal immigration policy.

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French Contractor Giant Names First Non-Family CEO in 70 Years

Olivier Roussat succeeds Martin Bouygues as Paris-based Bouygues reports its pandemic-hit 2020 results and splits top C-suite roles for the first time since the company’s founding.

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Infrastructure Is Prime Topic in Biden Meeting with Union Leaders

Attendees include seven top officials of construction unions.

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Contractor Giant Bouygues Names First Non-Family CEO

Olivier Roussat succeeds Martin Bouygues as Paris-based global firm reports its pandemic-hit 2020 results and splits top C-suite roles for the first time since 1952.

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CDI Implodes Former Trump Plaza in Atlantic City

It took 1,900 pounds of explosives and less than five seconds on Feb. 17 to implode the 39-story main tower of the former Trump Plaza hotel and casino on the boardwalk.

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CDI Implodes Former Trump Tower in Atlantic City

It took 1,900 pounds of explosives and less than five seconds on Feb. 17 to implode the 39-story main tower of the former Trump Plaza hotel and casino on the boardwalk in Atlantic City, N.J. Watch the video inside.

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Oracle Launches Construction AI Advisor for Its Cloud Services

As more firms store their project data in the cloud, it offers the chance to dig through that data for new insights. Oracle has already offered some limited business intelligence dashboards for its cloud service, but the technology giant is now bringing machine-learning advice to company's scheduling and project data. 

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Former AASHTO Executive Director Frank Francois, 87, Dies

Francois played an important role in the 1980s and 1990s in pushing for several big highway-transit bills.

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Former AASHTO Executive Director Francois, 87, Dies

Francois played an important role in the 1980s and 1990s in pushing for several big highway-transit bills.

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Biden Administration Adds New Climate Objective for INFRA Grants

Competitive grant program has $889 million available in latest funding round.

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  • February 17 @ 7:47 pm
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Phillips & Jordan Awarded $176M Everglades Restoration Contract

Contractor will build a 6,000-acre wetland to treat water discharged from reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee.

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  • February 17 @ 6:30 pm
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Phillips & Jordan Wins New Florida Everglades Restoration Contract

Contractor will build a 6,000-acre wetland to treat water discharged from reservoir south of Lake Okeechobee, in $179M lump-sum award.

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  • February 17 @ 6:30 pm
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Federal Transit Administration Gives New Momentum to Hudson Tunnel Project

Agency reverses Trump-era block of U.S. funding for $11B replacement of 110-year-old tunnels that are key to busy northeast rail route.

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FTA Announcement Gives Momentum To Hudson Tunnel Program

Change in funding rule under previous Administration gives boost to $11B program.

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Hoffman Construction Reports Hack Of Self-Insured Health Plan Data

Power Engineers had previously also reported a cybersecurity breach.

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  • February 17 @ 12:52 pm
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Major Pipeline Firm Aegion Corp. Agrees to $963M Private Equity Buy

The purchaser has made several industry acquisitions since 2017.

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Cold Weather Causes Power Blackouts, Disruptions on Jobsites

In Central Texas, contractors have temporarily halted work and are monitoring the weather day by day.

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  • February 16 @ 4:08 pm
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Cold Weather Causes Blackouts, Disruptions on Jobsites

In central Texas, contractors have temporarily halted work and are monitoring the weather day by day.

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  • February 16 @ 4:08 pm
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Major Infrastructure Firm Aegion Corp. Agrees to $963M Private Equity Buy

The buyer has made several industry purchases since 2017.

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  • February 16 @ 3:47 pm
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Postponed by Pandemic, Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center Expansion is Back on the Schedule

After being delayed last year due to falling sales tax receipts, the 112,0000-sq-ft expansion of the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, the state's largest convention center, is back on.

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Contractors Holt, Plaza Shift CEOs; Energy Giant TechnipFMC Spins Off Engineering as New Firm

AECOM adds two group CEOs and rehires SVP, as analysts weigh firm structure and strategy to boost growth, margins

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Contractors Holt, Plaza Shift CEOs; Energy Giant TechnipFMC Spins Off Engineering Unit

AECOM adds two group CEOs and rehires SVP, as analysts weigh firm structure and strategy to boost growth, margins

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Contractors Holt, Plaza Shift CEOs; Energy Giant TechnipFMC Spins Off Engineering Biz

AECOM adds two unit CEOs and new Senior VP, shares new structure and strategy to boost growth, margins

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Contractors Holt and Plaza Shift CEOs; Giant TechnipFMC Spins Off Engineering Unit Feb. 16

AECOM adds transportation, program management CEOs as it releases first-quarter results with improving margins.

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C-Suite Shifts at Contractors Holt and Plaza; Giant TechnipFMC Spin Off Engineering Feb. 16

AECOM adds transportation and program management unit CEOs as it releases first-quarter results with improving margins.

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Experts Expect “Urbanist” Approach from U.S. DOT

CoMotion panel discussed high-speed rail, congestion pricing and electric vehicles.

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  • February 12 @ 1:42 pm
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$1B Canadian Hydro Power Project Advances in Central Maine

But opponents’ federal court challenge keeps work on hold in western Maine

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  • February 12 @ 1:20 pm
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New Parliament Building Rises in India

The $133 million building complex will be part of the $2.74 billion Central Vista government redevelopment in New Delhi, the nation’s capital.

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  • February 12 @ 12:54 pm
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Work Will Restart On New Rhine River Bridges

Dispute over steel quality halted construction last year.

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Biden Kicks Off Infrastructure Bill Discussions, Meets with Key Senators

Environment and Public Works Committee leaders meet with Biden, Harris, Buttigieg

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  • February 11 @ 6:04 pm
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Biden Kicks Off Infrastructure Bill Discussions, Meeting with Key Senators

Environment and Public Works Committee leaders meet with Biden, Harris, Buttigieg

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  • February 11 @ 6:04 pm
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California Developers Report Mixed Outlook for Real Estate Sectors

Industrial and multifamily housing are set to grow in next two years, but retail and office markets are likely to contract, says latest biannual UCLA state development survey.

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  • February 11 @ 5:02 pm
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California Developers Report Mixed Expectations for Commercial Real Estate Sectors

California developers report their outlook for the commercial real estate market in the latest, biannual Allen Matkins/UCLA Anderson Forecast California Commercial Real Estate Survey.

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World-Renowned Structural Engineer Les Robertson, ENR’s Man of the Year in 1989, Dies

Leslie E. Robertson, preeminent structural engineer of supertall buildings, died on Feb. 11—one day before his 93rd birthday.

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COVID-19 Project Impact Liability Is Confused, Says Consultant Survey

Owners pick up most of it, Turner & Townsend analysis reports, but one-third of respohdents say contracts can’t properly address pandemic effects; issues surface as UK construction growth fell 12.5% last year.

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  • February 11 @ 3:53 pm
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COVID-19 Project Impact Liability Remains Confused, Says Consultant Survey

Global respondents in Turner & Townsend analysis say owners are picking up “majority” of liability, but one-third claim project contracts are not set up to properly address pandemic effects.

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  • February 11 @ 3:53 pm
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  • February 11 @ 3:53 pm

COVID-19 Project Impact Liability Remains Confused, According to Consultant Survey

Global respondents in Turner & Townsend study say owners are picking up “majority” of liability, but one-third claim project contracts are not set up to properly address pandemic effects.

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  • February 11 @ 3:53 pm
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COVID-19 Project Impact Liablity Remains Confused, According to Consultant Survey

Global respondents in Turner & Townsend study say owners are picking up “majority” of liability, but one-third claim project contracts are not set up to properly address pandemic effects.

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  • February 11 @ 3:53 pm
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  • February 11 @ 3:53 pm

COVID-19 Project Inpact Liablity Remains Confused, According to Consultant Survey

Global respondents in Turner & Townsend study say owners are picking up “majority” of liability, but one-third claim project contracts are not set up to properly address pandemic effects.

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ASCE Gives Ohio Infrastructure a C-; Rail Gets High Marks While Levees, Roads, Transit Lag

Ohio's infrastructure earns a C- from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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  • February 11 @ 2:18 pm
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ASCE Gives Ohio Infrastructure a C-Minus Grade; Rail Gets High Marks While Levees, Roads, Transit Lag

Ohio's infrastructure earns a C- from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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ASCE Gives Ohio a C-Minus Infrastructure Rating; Rail Rates Highly While Levees, Roads, Transit Lag

Ohio's infrastructure gets a C- from the American Society of Civil Engineers.

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  • February 11 @ 2:18 pm

Senate Panel Clears Walsh Nomination as Labor Secretary

Bipartisan 18-4 vote may signal strong floor vote to confirm.

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Senate Panel Clears Walsh’s Nomination as Labor Secretary

Bipartisan 18-4 vote may signal strong floor vote to confirm.

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Canada Launches $15B Infra Spend Plan, Despite Bottlenecks in Old One

National industry coaltion aims to boost funding flow, as Trudeau government announces Feb. 10 a new ‘permanent’ $9B transit fund to boost project certainty.

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  • February 10 @ 7:20 pm
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Canada Launches New Infra Spend Plan, Despite Bottlenecks in Old One

National industry coaltion aims to boost funding flow, as Trudeau government announces Feb. 10 a new ‘permanent’ $9B transit fund to boost project certainty.

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  • February 10 @ 7:20 pm
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Biden Names His Picks for Deputy Secretaries of Labor, Energy

Su, California labor agency head, is pick for DOL's No.2, Turk, Obama administration energ official, named for DOE

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  • February 10 @ 5:26 pm
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Power Utilities Turn to AI Analysis for Up-to-Date Safety Predictions

Applying AI to planning requires a trove of data, and many power utilities have the operational data necessary to begin the kind of advanced analytics machine learning can provide.

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LA Metro CEO: Infrastructure Should Connect, Not Divide

AMAC hosted a talk with transportation leader Phil Washington on his legacy as he is poised to retire.

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  • February 10 @ 2:53 pm
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Texas Infrastructure Earns “C” Grade from State Civil Engineers

Texas saw its grade rise overall, but the state’s highways rated a D+ in ASCE’s 2021 Texas Infrastructure Report Card.

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Tell Us What Workplace Vaccine Decisions You Face

In November we asked for thoughts from people who work in the industry and from employers about the challenges posed by vaccination. Would people get the vaccine? Could employers insist on it?

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Water Agencies Seek Relief for Ratepayers

Drinking water and clean water agencies are looking to President Joe Biden’s $1.9-trillion COVID-19 stimulus plan for additional relief as many continue to provide service to millions of customers unable to pay their bills.

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  • February 10 @ 2:03 pm
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Biden Cabinet Picks Emphasize Job Creation

Transportation, DOE, EPA, Labor choices uphold Biden strategy, stressing climate initiatives to create opportunities and growth

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  • February 10 @ 1:45 pm
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Viewpoint: U.S. Needs to ‘Build Back Better’ With Rail

Industry experts urge Biden government to help rebuild US transit leadership and make forthcoming infrastructure program more than a snappy campaign slogan

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  • February 10 @ 12:35 pm
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Viewpoint: U.S. Can ‘Build Back Better’ With Rail

Three industry experts urge Biden administration to rebuild US transit leadership and boost recovery, resilience and economic equity investment.

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  • February 10 @ 12:35 pm
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  • February 10 @ 12:35 pm

Viewpoint: Build Back Better With Rail

The new administration can return the U.S. to global transit leadership and boost recovery, resilience and economic equity.

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  • February 10 @ 12:35 pm
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  • February 10 @ 12:35 pm

Basket-Handle True Arch Crossing Takes Shape

One of a pair of basket-handle twin true-arch bridges is now carrying traffic between Illinois and Iowa.

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  • February 10 @ 12:00 pm
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Pulse: Project News for the Week of February 15, 2021

AMLI Residential is planning to redevelop the former Cox Communications office complex, occupying a 21.14-acre site in Brookhaven, into a mixed-use development.

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  • February 10 @ 11:17 am
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California High-Speed Rail Authority Unveils New Draft Plan

Pandemic affected every aspect of the program, says spokesperson.

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  • February 10 @ 12:00 am
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Construction Economics for February 15, 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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Controversy Over Proposed Changes to ICC’s Model Energy Code Development

The International Code Council is proposing a drastic and controversial change that would streamline the development process for its model International Energy Conservation Code.

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  • February 9 @ 1:22 pm
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Global Survey: Infrastructure, Residential Work Driving Recovery

Survey respondents in North America expect workloads in 2021 to continue to rebound.

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  • February 9 @ 11:38 am

UPDATE: Biden Administration Will Review Dakota Access Pipeline Operation

Court extends to April 9 project status update after appellate judges uphold call for new Corps scrutiny of water crossing permit, but allow pipe to pump oill

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Obituary: George P. Shultz, 100, Former Secretary of State and Bechtel President

Brendan Bechtel, compan chairman and CEO, terms its former executive and board member a ‘trusted adviser’

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George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State, Bechtel President, Dies at 100

"We lost a great friend and trusted adviser with George’s passing,” said Brendan Bechtel, the company’s chairman and CEO.

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George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State, President of Bechtel, Dies at 100

"We lost a great friend and trusted adviser with George’s passing,” said Brendan Bechtel, the company’s chairman and CEO.

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George P. Shultz, 100, Former Secretary of State and Bechtel President, Dies

Brendan Bechtel, contractor chairman and CEO, described the former executive as a ‘trusted advisor.’

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George P. Shultz, Former Secretary of State and Bechtel President, dies at 100

Brendan Bechtel, the contractor’s chairman and CEO, described the former executive as a ‘trusted advisor.’

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House-Passed Apprenticeship Bill Draws Mixed Construction Reactions

Unions praise bill, contractor groups say it puts training programs not affiliated with unions at a disadvantage.

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As COVID-19 Continues to Shape Outlook, Economist Predicts Mid-2021 Recovery

Following a V-shaped recovery in the third quarter of 2020, economic growth has slowed. Amidst COVID-19's third wave, vaccines bring hope for the second half of 2021. 

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Denver Selects PCL to Lead $100M Makeover of City’s 16th Street Pedestrian-Bus Mall

Rehab could begin later this year if the Denver City Council approves the design-build contract.

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Denver Selects PCL Team to Lead $100M Makeover of City’s 16th Street Pedestrian Mall

Rehab work could begin later this year if the Denver City Council approves the design-build contract.

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With Md. Set to Award $11B Beltway Expansion P3, More Project Pushback

State choice of two express toll lanes in each direction on I-495/I-270 project is faulted by key regional planning agency; P3 development team to be announced this month.

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With Md. Set to Award Beltway Expansion P3, More Project Pushback

State choice of two express toll lanes in each direction on I-495/I-270 project is faulted by key regional planning agency; Maryland could select P3 development team this month.

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Design Sector Adds Nearly $600B to GDP, ACEC Study Says

Engineering and architecture supported 4.5 million direct and indirect jobs and $311 billion in total company and supply chain wages, says American Council of Engineering Cos. in what it terms a first-of-its kind economic analysis.

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Design Sector Contributes Nearly $600B to GDP, ACEC Study Says

Engineering and architecture supported 4.5 million direct and indirect jobs and $311 billion in total company and supply chain wages, says American Council of Engineering Cos. in what it terms a first-of-its kind economic analysis.

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COVID-19 Impacts Bottom Line of Two Euro Giants

French contractor Vinci Group reports 14% drop in domestic construction revenue last year, while Sweden-based Skanska AB says cost control drove margins up 2.5%

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COVID-19 Bottom-Line Impacts for Two Euro Building Giants

French contractor Vinci Group reports 14% drop in domestic construction revenue last year, while Sweden-based Skanska AB says cost control drove margins up 2.5%

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Two Euro Giants See Different Year-End COVID-19 Bottom-Line Impacts

French contractor Vinci Group reports 14% drop in domestic construction revenue last year, while Sweden-based Skanska AB says cost control drove margins up 2.5%

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Two Euro Giants See Different Year-End COVID-19 Impacts

French contractor Vinci Group reports 14% drop in domestic construction revenue last year, while Sweden-based Skanska AB says cost control drove margins up 2.5%

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Construction Loses 3,000 Jobs in Jan., First Monthly Dip Since April

Industry's jobless rate improved slightly from December but was much worse than the year-earlier level, BLS reports.

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Obituary: Longtime Pepper Construction President Richard Pepper Dies at 90

Richard, the company founder's son, took over at 27, grew the building contractor to $1.25 billion in revenue and transitioned the firm to a new generation

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UPDATE: US, State Courts Say Disputed $2.6B Minnesota Pipeline Fix Can Continue

Judges reject halt to Enbridge oil pipe replacement while suits to stop the Canada-supported project are weighed; state confirms still ongoing probe of contractor worker death in yard collision

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Court Says Disputed $2.6B Minnesota Pipeline Fix Can Continue

Judges reject Enbridge oil pipe replacement halt while suit by two tribes to stop the Canada-supported project is weighed.

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Court Says Disputed $2.6B Minn. Pipeline Fix Can Continue

State judges reject halt to 330-mile section of cross-border oil pipe replacement while they weigh suit by two tribes to stop the Canada-supported project.

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Court Allows $2.6B Enbridge 3 Pipeline Work to Continue

Minnesota judges reject halt to a 330-mile state section of a cross-border oil pipe replacement while they consider two tribes’ suit to stop the project that Canada supports

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Labor Dept. Nominee Walsh Looks Likely to Be Confirmed

Walsh adheres to Biden's positions and says OSHA workplace safety shouldn't be an "Us vs. Them" issue

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Pittsburgh International Airport Ready to Restart $1B Terminal Modernization

After a nearly year-long delay brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, Pittsburgh International Airport is gearing up to restart its $1.1-billion terminal modernization program.    

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EPA Nominee Regan Outlines Climate Jobs Vision at Confirmation Hearing

Biden's choice to lead EPA  stressed state and local input and science-based decision making.

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Nonresidential Spending Falls in December

Spending in the nonresidential sector has been falling for several months, says ABC

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  • February 3 @ 10:56 am
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  • February 3 @ 10:56 am

Komatsu Teams With Electric-Vehicle Maker Proterra on Zero-Emission Excavators

Komatsu has announced a partnership with electric battery manufacturer Proterra on an all-electric excavator

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  • February 3 @ 2:08 am
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  • February 3 @ 2:08 am

LA Metro CEO Washington To Step Down

Transportation veteran will not seek a new contract in May.

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  • February 3 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 3 @ 12:00 am

After a Rocky Year, PCA Forecasts Slight Growth in Cement Demand in 2021

The disruptions to the U.S. construction market caused by the COVID-19 pandemic was significant, but has not fully disrupted what had been an active market, according to new economic forecast data from the Portland Cement Association

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  • February 2 @ 10:27 pm
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  • February 2 @ 10:27 pm

Amazon Unveils Design for Va. HQ2 ‘Helix’ Tower

The second phase of Amazon’s northern Virginia campus will center around “The Helix,” a 350-ft-tall tapered glass structure.

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  • February 2 @ 9:00 pm
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  • February 2 @ 9:00 pm

Amazon Unveils Design for HQ2’s ‘Helix’ Tower in Va.

The second phase of Amazon’s HQ2 campus will center around “The Helix,” a 350-ft-tall tapered glass structure.

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  • February 2 @ 9:00 pm
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  • February 2 @ 9:00 pm

Amazon Unveils HQ2 Phase in Arlington, Va., With Sustainable Work Setting

The proposed next phase, called PenPlace, will be centered around “The Helix,” a 350-ft tall tapered glass structure accented with two exterior landscaped nature trails that spiral their way to the top.

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  • February 2 @ 9:00 pm
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  • February 2 @ 9:00 pm

Buttigieg Confirmed as DOT Secretary as Infrastructure Plan Looms

Senate approves former South Bend, Ind., mayor on a strong 86-13 vote.

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  • February 2 @ 8:26 pm
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  • February 2 @ 8:26 pm

Can A New Construction Insurance Policy Cut Delay and Estimating Risk?

An insurance giant says its new project loss insurance can address estimating errors.

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  • February 2 @ 12:27 pm
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  • February 2 @ 12:27 pm

Canada, UK Governments Boost Mega-Battery Storage Projects

Ontario 250MW facility, Canada’s largest, could get federal infrastructure bank investment, while U.K. regulators approved record-size lithium-ion storage project in November.

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  • February 1 @ 2:20 pm
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  • February 1 @ 2:20 pm

Canada Mega-Battery Storage Project May Get Government Investment

Ontario 250-MW facility, set to be country’s largest of its kind, follows UK government approval in November of record-size lithium-ion storage project to be built in England

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  • February 1 @ 2:20 pm
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  • February 1 @ 2:20 pm

Crews Tackle Collapsed Section of California Route

Highway 1 in Big Sur is closed indefinitely.

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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am

Crews Tackling Collapsed Section of California Route

Highway 1 in Big Sur is closed indefinitely.

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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am

Crews Work to Repair Collapsed Section of California Route

Highway 1 in Big Sur is closed indefinitely.

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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am

Greece Eyes April Milestone for Road Privatization

Binding offers to operate and maintain some 800 km due in April.

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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am
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  • February 1 @ 12:00 am

Report to Congress Calls for Framework to Cut Post-Quake Recovery Time

While current seismic design codes address life safety issues, the report says stakeholders should also consider re-occupancy and functional recovery time, taking into account the potential impacts to a community as a whole.

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  • January 30 @ 7:53 pm
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  • January 30 @ 7:53 pm

OSHA Issues Advisory Workplace COVID-Safety Guidelines

Guidance applies to construction, all other industries except health care, emergency response.

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  • January 29 @ 5:53 pm
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  • January 29 @ 5:53 pm

New Fluor CEO Outlines Streamlined Firm’s Bottom-Line Rebuild

In a Jan. 28 analyst briefing, David Constable and managers say firm will stay an EPC contractor but focused on cost-plus work and expanded front-end and technology services.

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  • January 29 @ 4:31 pm
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  • January 29 @ 4:31 pm

Acting US Capitol Police Chief Calls for Permanent Fencing Around the US Capitol

The acting chief of the U.S. Capitol Police called for permanent fencing around the Capitol in response to the Jan. 6 riot.

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  • January 28 @ 10:10 pm
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  • January 28 @ 10:10 pm

COVID-19 Adds Six-Month Delay to $30.8B UK Nuclear Plant

After 10 months, “the pandemic is still in full force [eating] away at our opportunity to recover lost time from 2020,” says Hinkley Point C project’s managing director.

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  • January 28 @ 6:30 pm
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  • January 28 @ 6:30 pm

COVID-19 Adds Six-Month Delay to $3.8B UK Nuclear Plant

After 10 months, “the pandemic is still in full force [eating] away at our opportunity to recover lost time from 2020,” says Hinkley Point C project’s managing director.

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  • January 28 @ 6:30 pm
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  • January 28 @ 6:30 pm

Study Finds Excess Mortality for California Construction Laborers During Pandemic

Study of state death certificates shows 22% more working adults in all occupations died in three-month 2020 period than in past years.

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  • January 28 @ 3:11 pm
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  • January 28 @ 3:11 pm

Keystone XL Shutdown Raises Debate on Energy Sector Change

Americans, Canadians weigh job, economic and climate change impacts of Biden quick move to yank permit for much-disputed crude oil carrier.

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  • January 28 @ 12:20 pm
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  • January 28 @ 12:20 pm

Biden, Granholm Tie Climate Change Efforts and Clean Energy to Jobs

President, DOE chief-to-be cite 10M jobs goal, as she's pressed on fossil-fuel impacts by wary Senate Republicans in cabinet confirmation hearing.

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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm
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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm

Biden, DOE Cabinet Pick Tie Climate Change Efforts, Clean Energy to Job Creation

DOE chief-designate Jennifer Granholm stresses goal of 10 million new jobs as she’s pressed on fossil-fuel impacts by wary Senate committee Republicans.

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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm
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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm

Biden, DOE Cabinet Pick Tie Climate Change Efforts and Clean Energy to Job Creation

DOE chief-designate Jennifer Granholm stresses goal of 10 million new jobs as she’s pressed on fossil-fuel impacts by wary Senate committee Republicans.

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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm
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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm

Biden and DOE Cabinet Pick: Climate Change Efforts, Clean Energy Will Create Jobs, Spur Growth

DOE chief-designate Jennifer Granholm stresses goal of 10 million new jobs as she’s pressed on fossil-fuel impacts by wary Senate committee Republicans.

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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm
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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm

Clean-Energy Boost Can Spur Jobs, Says Biden in New Climate Change Order

DOE chief-designate Jennifer Granholm stresses goal of 10 million new jobs as she’s pressed on fossil-fuel impacts by wary Senate committee Republicans.

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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm
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  • January 27 @ 8:33 pm

Court Orders Dakota Access Pipeline Review, But It Can Operate

Appellate judges uphold call for better Corps scrutiny of water crossing, but says no to full pipe shutdown

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  • January 27 @ 7:56 pm
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  • January 27 @ 7:56 pm

Material Prices Rise in All Categories in January

The index is expected to continue to rise over the next six months.

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  • January 27 @ 3:15 pm
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  • January 27 @ 3:15 pm

Senate Committee Clears Buttigieg for Transportation Secretary’s Post

Strong 21-3 vote bodes well for nominee's success when full Senate votes.

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  • January 27 @ 2:45 pm
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  • January 27 @ 2:45 pm

Work Slowed on Pensacola Bridges Damaged by Storm

Restoration of the damaged Pensacola Bay Bridge has reached a key milestone toward its planned March 2021 reopening, with concrete pours completed on the first new deck sections.

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  • January 27 @ 2:14 pm
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  • January 27 @ 2:14 pm

Dupont, Spinoffs Set $4B PFAS Toxic-Cleanup Liability Fund

Firms’ escrow account will cover 20 years of legacy liabilities from ‘forever chemicals’ drinking water pollution occurring before July 1, 2015

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  • January 27 @ 1:30 pm
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  • January 27 @ 1:30 pm

DOTs, State and Municipal Agencies Expanding Use of Cloud Construction Oversight, Management

State and municipal agencies are expanding their use of cloud-based project management tools beyond field inspections.

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  • January 27 @ 12:00 pm
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  • January 27 @ 12:00 pm

China Sets 2020 Milestone in Wind-Power Capacity Growth

Offshore and onshore wind power nearly tripled over previous year, hitting new record of nearly 72 GW

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  • January 27 @ 11:20 am
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  • January 27 @ 11:20 am

Construction Economics for February 1, 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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  • January 27 @ 11:12 am
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  • January 27 @ 11:12 am

Visual Analysis Tool Aims to Prevent Concrete Deck Errors

When preparing to place concrete for a floor deck, it can be easy to miss a few out-of-place sleeves or other elements, which can cause problems down the line once the deck is cured.

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  • January 27 @ 11:03 am
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  • January 27 @ 11:03 am

Pulse: Project News for the Week of February 1, 2021

Scenic Rivers Development Alliance is planning to build the Lake Okhissa Lodge and Conference Center in Meadville.

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  • January 27 @ 10:43 am
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  • January 27 @ 10:43 am

Bechtel Joins Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance

Bechtel has joined the Extreme Heat Resilience Alliance as the sole engineering and construction sector partner following an invitation from the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center to help cities prepare for rising temperatures.

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  • January 27 @ 10:03 am
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  • January 27 @ 10:03 am

Duke Energy, NC AG Settle on Costs for Coal-Ash Cleanup

Duke Energy has reached a settlement with the North Carolina Attorney General, the Sierra Club and Public Staff of the North Carolina Utilities Commission over coal-ash cleanup costs.

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  • January 27 @ 10:02 am
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  • January 27 @ 10:02 am

Denver International Airport Plans Ahead for Airside Expansion

Denver International Airport has begun the search for consultants in a plan to add a seventh runway to the nation’s fifth-busiest aviation facility.

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  • January 27 @ 10:01 am
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  • January 27 @ 10:01 am

Completion of Minneapolis-Area Light Rail Project Delayed

Unforeseen soil conditions and the addition of a protective rail-operations barrier will delay a scheduled 2023 completion of the $2-billion Southwest Light Rail Transit project in Hennepin County, Minn.

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  • January 27 @ 10:00 am
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  • January 27 @ 10:00 am

Lane Construction Sues Joint Venture Partner Skanska Over Big Losses on Orlando I-4 Project

Lane says that the contractors stand to “suffer enormous financial losses.”

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  • January 26 @ 5:34 pm
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  • January 26 @ 5:34 pm

Industry Veterans Appointed to US DOT Deputy Roles

New group includes Massachusetts transportation leader Pollack.

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  • January 26 @ 12:00 am
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  • January 26 @ 12:00 am

Biden Issues Directive Reworking Buy American Program

Plan includes new way to calculate domestic content for construction materials, other products.

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  • January 25 @ 9:16 pm
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  • January 25 @ 9:16 pm

Architect George Heery, Pioneer of Bridging Design-Build, Dies at 93

Architect George T. Heery Sr., a powerhouse who cofounded architect-engineer Heery & Heery in 1952 and became an expert in project delivery, died on Jan. 21 in Atlanta. He was 93. 

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  • January 25 @ 5:01 pm
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  • January 25 @ 5:01 pm

Judge, President Biden Quash Diversity Training Curbs for Federal Contractors

Programs in limbo for months are set to resume after U.S. court halted enforcement of the 2020 Trump directive and a new executive order revokes it.

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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am
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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am

Judge, President Biden Quash Diversity Training Curbs Imposed by Trump on Federal Contractors

Programs in limbo for months are set to resume after U.S. court halts enforcement of the directive and a new Biden order revokes it.

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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am
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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am

Judge, President Biden Quash Diversity Training Curbs Imposed by Trump for Federal Contractors

Programs in limbo for months are set to resume after U.S. court halts enforcement of the directive and a new Biden order revokes it.

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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am
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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am

Judge, President Quash Trump Diversity Training Curbs for Contractors

Programs in limbo for months are set to resume after U.S. court halts enforcement and new Biden directive revokes old order

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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am
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  • January 25 @ 8:00 am

Novel Fiberglass Girders Extend Life of Maine Bridge

The Grist Mill Bridge, a 75-ft single span bridge in Hampden Maine, is the first in the nation to use composite tub girders with no concrete reinforcement in the superstructure.

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  • January 25 @ 12:00 am
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  • January 25 @ 12:00 am

Port Authority Unveils New Vision for Midtown Manhattan Bus Terminal

The plan, released Jan. 21 by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, calls for a complete rebuild of the main terminal at its current location to accommodate a nearly 40 % expected increase in capacity for commuter and intercity buses.

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  • January 24 @ 8:39 pm
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  • January 24 @ 8:39 pm

Contractor Suit Claims Harassment, Fraud, Retaliation at Port of L.A.

In suit against port and city, woman-owned environmental consultant execs allege termination for reporting hostile work environment and alleged contracting abuse; officials do not comment.

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  • January 24 @ 11:43 am
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  • January 24 @ 11:43 am

Contractor Suit Claims Harassment, Fraud, Retaliation at Port of LA

In suit against port and city, woman-owned environmental consultant execs allege termination for reporting hostile work environment and alleged contracting abuse; officials do not comment.

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  • January 24 @ 11:43 am
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  • January 24 @ 11:43 am

Consultant Suit Claims Harassment, Fraud, Retaliation at Port of LA

In suit against port and city, woman-owned firm execs allege termination for reporting hostile work environment and alleged contract infractions; officials do not comment.

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  • January 24 @ 11:43 am
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  • January 24 @ 11:43 am

Union Workers’ Share of Construction Workforce Edges Up

Total construction workforce fell 6.3% in 2020; unionized sector was down 5.9%, nonunion sector dipped 7.9%.

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  • January 24 @ 11:06 am
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  • January 24 @ 11:06 am

Former Atlantic City Trump Hotel Now Set to Implode on Feb. 17

City official says demolition was delayed by foundation issues in the 39-story structure.

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  • January 24 @ 9:13 am
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  • January 24 @ 9:13 am

Biden Halts DOD, DHS-Funded Border Wall Construction

Work from congressional funding sources is pa