Category: Interaction of Expertise

Construction Processes, Design, Interaction of Expertise

Portland Transit Tunnel Concept Under Exploration

August 19, 2019

Via: ENR

A Metro and TriMet-led discussion about future solutions for mass transit throughout Portland led to the concept of a tunnel under the Willamette River in downtown Portland. That concept has turned into an official tunnel study as Metro and TriMet […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

More states invest in flood control programs

August 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The Army Corps plays a big role in the development of flood control strategies and has turned to public-private partnerships (P3s) to achieve its goals in that area of construction. Work recently restarted on a $2.8 billion Army Corps flood […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Procurement

4 best practice tips for estimating and managing construction projects

August 12, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

In my world, I’m often asked for a list of “best practices” when estimating or managing a construction project. Here are some thoughts, based on personal experience and discussions I’ve had with other folks in the industry. The short answer […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Army Corps of Engineers’ first P3, a $2.8B flood control project, restarts

August 9, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Flooding in the Fargo-Moorhead area causes about $238 million of damage each year, and a 500-year flood event would likely flood almost all of Fargo, a large portion of Moorhead and surrounding communities. Six of the area’s top 10 floods […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

8 ways warehouse construction has evolved

August 8, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

The rise of e-commerce has shaped U.S. warehouse facilities into next-generation logistics hubs. This transformation has radically changed the way these facilities are designed and constructed. Here are eight ways that modern warehouse facilities demand more from construction firms than […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Balfour Beatty wins contract for US convention centre expansion

August 7, 2019

Via: Construction Global

The Fort Lauderdale project will add more than 525,000 square feet of meeting space to the existing convention centre. Upon completion, it will feature over 1.2 million square feet of event space, including 350,000 square feet of contiguous exhibition space, […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

U.S. Strong Jobs Growth in July Underlines Fed’s Erratic Interest Rate Move

August 6, 2019

Via: ConstructConnect

After achieving +3.1% GDP growth in Q1, the U.S. economy stayed healthy in Q2 at +2.1%. In July, according to the latest ‘Employment Situation’ report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), +164,000 net jobs were created in America, on […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Vinci Construction delivers the Atlantic Bridge in Panama

August 5, 2019

Via: Construction Global

The Atlantic Bridge creates a new link between the North American and South American continents that can be used whether the canal locks are in operation or not. Due to the adversity of the Panamanian tropical climate on the Atlantic […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Nonresidential construction spending slows in June, remains elevated

August 1, 2019

Via: BDCNetwork

National nonresidential construction spending declined 1.8% in June, totaling $773.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted annualized basis—a 2.3% increase compared to the same time a year ago, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data […]

Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Mega-P3 Airport Projects Poised To Take Off

July 30, 2019

Via: ENR

A multimodal transportation center envisioned in San Diego could provide the biggest public-private partnership (P3) potential in California. Officials are looking to redevelop a 72-acre Navy site into a hub that will connect transit lines to the airport. “This is […]