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Pennsylvania pilot project to pave roadway with recycled plastic

October 14, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), along with other state agencies, this week highlighted a pilot project to pave part of a Ridley Creek State Park roadway with an asphalt and recycled plastic mixture. The project, coordinated through PennDOT’s Strategic […]


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Skanska/Traylor JV Tapped for $1.6B NJ Bridge Replacement

October 13, 2021

Via: ENR

New Jersey’s Portal Bridge, a 110-year-old structure long the bane of Northeast Corridor rail travelers, is a step closer to becoming a memory with NJ Transit’s award of a $1.6-billion replacement project contract to a joint venture of Skanska and […]


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Construction’s diversity numbers are awful. Here’s how 3 contractors are improving theirs.

October 12, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

When it comes to diversity and inclusion, construction is still on the ground floor. Compared to the overall workforce, the construction industry is overwhelmingly White and male. Even though Hispanic or Latino people, which is a measure of ethnicity and […]


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The top 10 home building companies of 2021

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Despite unprecedented labor and construction materials shortages, business is booming for home builders across the country. Over the past 2 years, residential construction permits increased 36% nationally and the average value of a newly constructed single-family home increased by 7%, […]


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Biden touts vaccine mandate at Clayco jobsite visit

October 11, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Following the Biden administration’s announcement on Sept. 9 that a federal vaccine mandate would go into effect, the president has been touting its effectiveness and encouraging the shot. Biden said that his administration’s mandate, along with the provision that federal […]


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Quarter of US Critical Infrastructure Now at Risk of Failing From Floods, Report Finds

October 11, 2021

Via: ENR

Almost a quarter, or 2 million miles, of the nation’s roads are currently at risk of becoming inoperable from flood damage, according to a new assessment of infrastructure across the country from First Street Foundation. Other types of infrastructure face […]


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RSMeans Data Online Helps a Growing Construction Company

October 7, 2021

Via: ENR

“I’m not trying to be an estimator” is a phrase you’ll likely hear if you spend even a few minutes discussing work with Elizabeth Battaglia. It also may come as a surprise, once she divulges everything involved in her daily […]


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Recycled concrete and CO2 from the air are made into a new building material

October 7, 2021

Via: Construction News ScienceDaily

A new kind of concrete could reduce emissions from the construction industry. Calcium carbonate concrete is made from waste concrete and carbon dioxide from the air or industrial exhaust gases. It shows promise as a future construction material, especially in […]


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Construction Starts on $13M Project to Improve LA River Water Quality

October 5, 2021

Via: ENR

The City of Los Angeles recently broke ground on a project to divert roughly one million gallons per day of polluted urban runoff away from the ocean and into existing sanitary sewers. The $13-million Low Flow Diversion project will provide […]


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Biden Signs 30-Day Highway-Transit Stopgap

October 4, 2021

Via: ENR

Congress has approved legislation that ends a short lapse in surface transportation funding and extends federal highway and transit program authorizations—but only through Oct. 31. President Joe Biden signed the stopgap on Oct. 2, reauthorizing those key transportation programs for […]