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Category: Interaction of Expertise


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

DC-area utility: Purple Line construction dangerously close to water main

April 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The pipe supplies water to much of the county’s businesses and residents, and WSSC officials said the disruption in service that would accompany a water main break would be “devastating.” When a water main breaks, not only could customers be […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Building the wall: A construction timeline

April 4, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

A cornerstone to President Donald Trump’s agenda, construction of a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border has stirred up controversy from its earliest mentions on the campaign trail. Even after scaling back his vision for a “great big wall” of concrete […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

U.S. Construction Spending Rose 1.0% in February

April 1, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction spending climbed 1.0% in February to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,320.3 billion. January’s estimate was revised up from $1,279.6 billion to $1,307.3 billion. December’s estimate was revised back up from $1,263.1 billion to $1,276.0 billion. The February […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Fluor, peers could lose big on military projects if funds go to border wall

March 26, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Fluor spokesman Brian Mershon told Construction Dive that the company expected the emergency declaration to have little to no impact on its business. Based on 2017 revenue, Fluor was at the top of Building Design + Construction’s 2018 list of […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

LAX breaks ground on $5B automated people mover system

March 18, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Massive airport projects continue to provide plenty of work for contractors in that niche, which tend to be large firms like Fluor, usually as part of a consortium of other companies. For instance, LaGuardia Gateway Partners, a private consortium that […]


Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Phase 1 of NYC’s $25B Hudson Yards debuts

March 15, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Hudson Yards has been in the planning stages for two decades, according to Curbed New York, and under construction for about six. The entire 28-acre project, much of it built above former rail yards, is expected to add $19 billion […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Trump’s 2020 federal budget request omits $13B Hudson River tunnel

March 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Trump administration has made no bones about letting state and local governments across the country know that projects securing the most non-federal financial support will be first in line for federal funding. This view was reiterated in the president’s […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Trump’s budget seeks additional $8.6B border wall funds, to exceed $16B total

March 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In the 2020 budget, the president also made good on a promise he reportedly made earlier this month to Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Majority Leader from Kentucky. The $3.8 billion budget request for Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) construction […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Contractor offers to build 234 miles of border wall for $1.4B

March 7, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Fisher has given previous estimates of between almost $11 billion and $12 billion for 700 miles of a cast-in-place concrete wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The company was also one of the contractors chosen in August 2017 to […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

U.S. Construction Spending Increased 4.1% in 2018

March 4, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

Construction spending fell 0.6% in December 2018 to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $1,297.7 billion, according to the latest report from the U.S. Census Bureau. November’s estimate was revised up from $1,299.9 billion to $1,300.6 billion. October’s estimate was […]