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Category: Interaction of Expertise


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

12 Mid-August Economic Nuggets

August 17, 2018

Via: ConstructConnect

The U.S. quarter-to-quarter annualized advance in gross domestic product (GDP) in the second quarter of this year was an outsized +4.1%. It was the fastest leap forward since 2014’s third quarter jump of +4.9%. Some of the strength has been […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Stantec-Hensel Phelps finishes part of $741M border facility

August 16, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

This is one U.S.-Mexico border construction project that has drawn praise from all sides, unlike the border wall that President Donald Trump’s administration is promoting. The president’s 2016 campaign featured promises to build a new, impenetrable wall stretching the entire […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Transit group: Trump administration behind on $1.4B funding

August 15, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Sound Transit reported that it would award major contracts for the Lynnwood Link extension by fall, even though it has not yet received federal grant money. Echoing the concerns of Transportation for America, the agency has been planning […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Jacobs to oversee $410M Omaha school construction program

August 14, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

In June, Jacobs won another management contract from the Alleghany County Airport Authority — $12.8 million to oversee the $1.1 billion Pittsburgh International Airport terminal modernization construction project. As construction projects become more complicated, owners sometimes need more than the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Virginia officials mandate boring for $3B Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel

August 9, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Despite all of the advances in tunnel boring technology, Elon Musk’s The Boring Co. is attempting to up the industry’s game. The company’s stated goal is to be able to increase machine speed and efficiency and cut tunneling costs by […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

June Construction Starts Jump 11% Nationwide

August 8, 2018

Via: ENR

New construction starts in June climbed 11% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The increase marked the second double-digit gain in a row, following the 15% hike that was reported for […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Industry could be overspending $177B per year, study finds

August 7, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The average time U.S. construction professionals spend on rework, conflict resolution and looking for project data — issues that can be avoided with improved communication and data management — is costing the industry more than $177 billion annually, according to […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor races to complete $650M North Carolina toll lanes

August 3, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

Some of the biggest challenges to highway projects, which, by their very nature, typically involve huge excavation components, come from environmental concerns. To the northeast of Charlotte in the Raleigh-Durham area of the state, a $2.2 billion toll road, part […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Messer Construction wins $144M Nashville airport design-build contract

August 2, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

The BNA Vision plan, in addition to the two parking garages, administrative office, hotel and terminal expansion, will also see the construction of a new concourse with retail and dining spaces, additional gates, an international arrival area, a multi-modal transit […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Houston-area schools consider $1.4B construction program

July 31, 2018

Via: Construction Dive

According to the Texas Association of School Boards, boards typically sell capital construction bonds as municipal bonds at the lowest interest rate offered, usually to a big institutional investor. The rate is dependent on the school district’s bond rating. The […]