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Pennsylvania to invest in 43 multimodal projects to improve safety, mobility

April 19, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf announced today that 43 highway, bridge, rail, and bike and pedestrian projects in 21 counties were selected for $45.9 million in funding through the Multimodal Transportation Fund. Reflecting the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) commitment to […]


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The 12 most expensive US cities for construction

April 16, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Construction’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic will vary greatly by city, but will most likely begin this year, a new report from construction management firm Cumming says. The company’s Q1 construction market analysis predicts that the industry’s resurgence will return […]


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Construction employment in March trails March 2020 mark in 35 states

April 16, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

Construction employment in March remained below March 2020 levels in 35 states despite a sizzling homebuilding market and a strong recovery from severe winter weather, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government employment data […]


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White House identifies the 7 worst states for infrastructure

April 15, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The administration pulled the grades from the American Society of Civil Engineers’ infrastructure report card, according to U.S. News and World Report. The ASCE gave the country as a whole a C-minus grade — an improvement over its previous score […]


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USACE awards contract for highway raising, flood protection project in Fargo, N.D.

April 15, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), St. Paul District, awarded a $67 million contract to Industrial Builders Inc. of West Fargo, North Dakota, for the Fargo-Moorhead diversion project. The goal of the project is to complete the I-29 grade […]


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White House releases infrastructure report cards for every state

April 12, 2021

Via: Roads & Bridges

Today, the White House released state-by-state fact sheets that highlight the needs in every state across the country for the investments proposed by President Biden in the American Jobs Plan. The fact sheets highlight 12 key areas to be addressed […]


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Construction bidding activity ticks up in February

April 9, 2021

Via: Building Design + Construction

The Blue Book Network Velocity Index ticked up 0.5% to 100.9 in February from a revised 100.5 in January (December 2018 = 100). This the most stable the Index has been since before the pandemic began. The Blue Book Network […]


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What Biden’s Infrastructure Plan Means for the Construction Industry

April 8, 2021

Via: ConstructConnect

Last week, President Biden unveiled the American Jobs Plan, an ambitious $2 trillion infrastructure plan. In addition to investing in rebuilding the nation’s crumbling roads and bridges, there would be strong focus on resiliency and sustainability. The plan would also […]


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Construction group launches ‘Roll Up Your Sleeves’ campaign to encourage vaccinations among contractors

April 8, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

The idea to spread accurate information about the vaccine arose when the industry’s wariness caught United Contractors’ attention, and, when it looked for resources to share among its members, it was dissatisfied. “There was just nothing,” said Emily Cohen, executive […]


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New details emerge for Philadelphia’s $2.5B Navy Yard project

April 6, 2021

Via: Construction Dive

Under the terms of the agreement, which was first announced in July 2020, PIDC, Ensemble and Mosaic will transform the former military base into a mixed-use community. Residential and hospitality projects will follow the life sciences building. The venture envisions […]