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Best Project, Highway/Bridge SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H & I

October 3, 2022

Via: ENR

The scale and scope of the 37.5-mile Segment H and I project presented the joint venture of Ferrovial, Granite Construction and Webber with large-scale challenges. The $938-million project—located in the eastern part of the SH 99 project around the city […]


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American Express equips construction businesses with tools to help maximize growth

October 3, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Sixty-seven percent of U.S. businesses expect to spend more on construction in the next six months, and 72% expect to spend more on raw and processed materials (e.g., chemicals, metal, lumber), according to a recent survey from American Express1. “This […]


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Construction Equipment – Rent, Buy, or Lease?

September 30, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

When it comes to acquiring construction equipment for your commercial construction company there are a number of factors to consider when it comes time to decide whether you rent, buy or lease. The first thing to consider is how often […]


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Is nighttime construction work essential to the job?

September 29, 2022

Via: ISHN

Construction sites may have to employ night shift workers to get tasks done promptly without potentially inconveniencing the public. The construction industry is a massive field valued at over $1 trillion in the United States alone, making it an essential […]


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California Bills Could Create Up to 150,000 Construction Jobs

September 28, 2022

Via: ENR

The Sept. 28 signing by California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) of bills aimed at addressing the state’s need for affordable housing is expected to facilitate construction of millions of new units for low- and middle-income residents and create more than […]


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DOE opens $7B hydrogen hub funding opportunity, issues draft production standard

September 27, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The U.S. Department of Energy is now accepting applications for $7 billion in funding to develop at least a half dozen regional clean hydrogen hubs across the country. Alongside the funding opportunity announcement, the agency issued guidance for a draft […]


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MAD Architects’ Lucas Museum Reveals Latest Construction Details

September 27, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Scheduled to open in 2025, the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles’s Exposition Park, reveals the latest details in the construction and addition of artwork. The first of its kind, the Lucas Museum, founded by filmmaker George Lucas […]


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What is Urban Gamification?

September 26, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

Everyone’s experience of a city is unique. Whether one is visiting a place for the first time or has lived there all their life, their experiences are shaped by their personal interactions with the built environment. Buildings, landscapes, and streets […]


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Dodge: Total construction starts fall 9% in August

September 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Nonbuilding construction starts fell 36% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $278.8 billion. But if the two multi-million dollar LNG projects were excluded from July’s figures, August’s nonbuilding starts would have increased 27%, according to the report. […]


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Senate Panel Examines IIJA Highway Programs’ Rollout

September 21, 2022

Via: ENR

With the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act now on the books for more than 10 months, the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee is continuing its oversight of how the U.S. Dept. of Transportation is carrying out the law’s highway […]


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Officials See Much Work Ahead for New York City’s Infrastructure

September 20, 2022

Via: ENR

New York City Commissioner of Transportation Ydanis Rodriguez sees his mission very clearly. “We believe in implementing infrastructure that meets people’s needs.” His goal, which aligns with that of Mayor Eric Adams, is to make the city the “safest in […]


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Construction workflow insights: 5 things to know

September 19, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Today’s most significant project hurdles often have nothing to do with work on the jobsite. The prevalence of construction management technology has led to a boom in construction productivity but has created another problem—Data and workflow hitches are hampering project […]


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Major NY, NJ Infrastructure Projects Advance With Renewed Momentum

September 19, 2022

Via: ENR

Signature transportation infrastructure projects across the New York and New Jersey region are accelerating, thanks to recent infusions of federal funding and successful efforts to break through political logjams. But as contractors and engineers spin up to meet new demands, […]


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6 Reasons Why Construction Companies Fail

September 16, 2022

Via: ConstructConnect

Running a successful construction company isn’t easy. The industry is full of risks can challenges that can lead to failure. According to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 69,296 private construction firms that started operation in 2001, […]


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US DOT Picks Winners for $1.5B in INFRA Grants

September 15, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Dept. of Transportation awarded $1.5 billion for 26 freight and highway infrastructure projects in the latest round of its seven-year-old Infrastructure for Rebuilding America grants program. Funding for the INFRA grants, which U.S. DOT announced on Sept. 15, […]


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Years-Late, Over-Budget Embassy Project Prompts US Lawmaker to Seek Construction Oversight

September 15, 2022

Via: ENR

A project to build a new U.S. embassy compound in Turkmenistan is expected to complete eight years late and $131 million over its budget, according to a U.S. lawmaker who recently introduced a bill to add more Congressional oversight of […]


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$16B Hudson River Tunnel Project Passes Funding Milestone

September 13, 2022

Via: ENR

Plans for the $16.1-billion Hudson River rail tunnel project passed a key milestone Sept. 13 as the board of the Gateway Development Commission voted to take on the project sponsor role, enabling it to seek and receive billions of dollars […]


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Harbor Bridge contractor pledges to address safety concerns

September 7, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

In early August, the agency warned that the new span has design flaws so significant that “the bridge would collapse under certain load conditions” if it were finished per the current design. It cited an earlier independent review of the […]


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The importance of research in construction

September 6, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The construction industry has an established history of research focusing on project design, planning and execution. While this work has advanced and improved the industry, in recent years the role of the craft professional has emerged as another topic of […]


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3 questions White House advisor says to ask about infrastructure work

August 31, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Mitch Landrieu says a one-size-fits-all approach to the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs act won’t work. “What’s happening in North Dakota is not what’s happening in the streets of New Orleans,” said Landrieu during an online event hosted by the National […]