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Biden Administration Allows Controversial Border Wall Construction in Texas

October 6, 2023

Via: ENR

Though as of Oct. 6, no general contractor had been selected, the Biden administration is fast-tracking construction of barriers along a 20-mile stretch of the U.S.-Mexican border in Starr County, Texas, according to the Federal Register. The issue of border […]


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Texas commission recommends 2 contractors for state border wall project

September 13, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Abbott’s emergency declaration in June of a “humanitarian crisis” at the southern border has expedited the process of funding the project, and the border wall is now closer to becoming a reality. A TFC spokesperson told Construction Dive in July […]


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Texas prepares to take bids for border wall construction

July 21, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Abbott has said he will use the emergency declaration to fund and construct a border barrier in the state, which Luca said is the only thing unusual about the project compared to any other job the Facilities Commission undertakes. The […]


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GAO Faults Corps of Engineers on Expedited Border Wall Contracts

June 22, 2021

Via: ENR

In a rush to build more than 450 miles of barrier on the U.S.-Mexico border by the end of 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers expedited construction using a contracting approach that boosted the risk of higher project costs, […]


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Texas governor vows to continue border wall construction

June 14, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

It’s unclear whether Abbott has the authority to build a wall on his state’s southern border, according to NBC News. While some of the land is owned by the federal and state governments, much is also private property, which was […]


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DHS to correct ‘physical dangers’ resulting from border wall construction

May 19, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

President Joe Biden promised to end all types of wall construction, and though these projects take place near the border, the DHS said the new projects will not involve expanding the current border barrier. On his first day in office, […]


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Republican lawmaker introduces bill to continue border wall construction

April 27, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

About 172,000 migrants were apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border last month, the most in two decades, Bloomberg reports. They are drawn to the U.S. by the promise of work and stability in an economy expected to explode with post-pandemic opportunities, […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Border wall gets no new funds in Biden’s budget

April 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When fielding a question earlier this month about reports that Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas was considering filling “gaps” in the border wall, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said during a press briefing that federal agencies are […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Texas bill would continue border wall construction in the state

March 9, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Not only would the fund pay for infrastructure but technology and commercial vehicle inspection facilities at the state’s ports of entry. The bill would prohibit the clearing of indigenous plants, unless certain state and federal authorities sign off. The bill […]


Sustainability

Canceling border wall contracts could force thousands to lose construction jobs, CBP chief says

December 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

There are differing opinions on what could happen to border wall construction once Biden takes office. CNN reported in early December that Biden might not stop construction of projects in progress because contractor and landowner lawsuits and the legalities of […]


Sustainability

DOD IG Says White House Email Kabosh Stymies Border Wall Contract Probe

December 7, 2020

Via: ENR

After nearly one year of work, the U.S. Defense Dept.’s Inspector General can’t finish a congressionally-ordered probe of a $400-million U.S-Mexico border wall construction award last December to contractor Fisher Sand & Gravel because agency attorneys won’t allow release of […]


Sustainability

Border wall breakup: Will blacklisting of contractors end if construction stops?

October 30, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

When the Trump administration started planning its program of wall replacement and new construction at the Mexican border, the political pushback was immediate. In fact, the opposition to building the border wall started during President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign after […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Border wall construction accelerates with $773M in new government contracts

October 5, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Although the projects won’t begin until next year, President Donald Trump’s administration is racing to build other parts of the border wall ahead of the Nov. 3 election, with construction crews now adding nearly two miles per day, according to […]


Sustainability

Engineer finds a portion of Texas border wall at risk of failing

September 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The plaintiffs have amended their original complaint against Fisher and the other defendants to include the new information. The lawsuit takes aim against Fisher’s capabilities as a builder as well. “Builder Defendants claim that they can single-handedly build a border […]


Sustainability

How Trump Fails Construction

September 2, 2020

Via: ENR

President Donald J. Trump has had numerous writers take the measure of his life so far, and there will be dozens of more comprehensive Trump biographies—whether or not he wins re-election. But when Trump’s time in office is measured solely […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Judge orders inspection of privately funded border wall segment

July 14, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Crane has delayed a status conference in the butterfly center’s action against We Build the Wall (WBTW), Fisher Sand and Gravel, Fisher Industries and others until an official inspection takes place. IBWC engineers have identified four areas of erosion that […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Court: Trump administration can’t use military funds for border wall construction

June 29, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Despite the bigger issues of who gets to approve border wall funding or what decisions the president can make under a national emergency, the Supreme Court’s favorable decision toward the Trump administration last year was based on the likelihood that […]


Sustainability

Agency asks federal contractors for ideas to make border wall less vulnerable

June 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Possible proposals the CBP anticipates include cameras better set to note and capture breach attempts and “advanced paint technology” to better allow thermal sensors to recognize and detect jumpers, the article said. “CBP recognizes that industry, other agencies and other […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Fisher Sand and Gravel wins $1.3B border wall job

May 21, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Fisher was the low bidder out of a pool of 12 contractors that the Army Corps selected in May 2019 to compete for wall work. The companies also include BFBC, an affiliate of Barnard Construction Co.; Texas Sterling Construction Co.; […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Trump administration awards $569M border wall contract despite calls to spend more on the coronavirus fight

April 23, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The continuation of border wall construction and the awarding of contracts during the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn the ire of Democratic lawmakers, four of whom penned a letter asking the President Donald Trump administration to halt the wall initiative just […]