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Wisconsin Panel OKs Planning Funds for $300M UW Engineering Building

June 29, 2022

Via: ENR

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is preparing to move forward with a proposal to build a $300-million college of engineering building. The Wisconsin State Building Commission approved $1 million from the state building trust funds to prepare plans for the building […]


Construction Processes, Design

Design-Build Helps Accelerate New Orleans Sound Stage Project

June 29, 2022

Via: ENR

Construction will wrap at the end of September on a $35-million renovation and expansion of Second Line Stages, a film and TV production facility in the heart of New Orleans, and those involved say effective communication and collaboration played an […]


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New York transit authority to upgrade most inaccessible subway stations by 2055

June 28, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The issue has been on the city’s radar for years. The earlier of the two lawsuits dates back to 2017. And a 2018 report from the city comptroller’s office found that nearly 200,000 New Yorkers with disabilities lived in neighborhoods […]


Construction Processes, Design

The School of Architecture Develops Design-Build Learning Program at Arcosanti in Arizona, USA

June 27, 2022

Via: ArchDaily

The School of Architecture, founded by Frank Lloyd Wright as the Taliesin Fellowship in 1932, is undergoing significant transformations. Two years after separating from the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, TSOA landed at Arcosanti, an experimental desert community in Arizona owned […]


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House Appropriators Call For FY23 Hikes in Many Construction Programs

June 27, 2022

Via: ENR

As the House’s July 4 recess draws near, the chamber’s Appropriations Committee has pushed through many of the bills to set fiscal year 2023 spending levels for federal agencies. Results so far include recommended increases in many major construction programs. […]


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$1B Upgrade to Central California Dam Begins Construction

June 23, 2022

Via: ENR

A $1-billion upgrade to the B.F. Sisk Dam in California’s Central Valley was launched this month as part of an effort to reduce the impact of severe seismic events on the 55-year-old earthfill structure. The 382-ft-high, 3.5-mile-long compacted earthfill embankment […]


Construction Processes, Financial

Rising labor costs eat away at construction firms’ profits

June 23, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

The clamor over construction’s labor crisis reached a fever pitch this week, with new evidence suggesting historic wage increases for low-skilled site workers are eating into contractors’ profits. Average hourly earnings for production and nonsupervisory employees in construction rose to […]


Construction Site Safety, Hazards

Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

June 22, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

Due to lack of power during the initial stages of construction projects, some sites rely on air horns as an evacuation method on construction sites, but it’s not without drawbacks. Sean Ryan, environmental health safety manager at Turner Construction, said […]


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Pulse: Southeast Construction Bids for June 2022

June 21, 2022

Via: ENR

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking bidders to construct the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir foundation and cutoff wall in Palm Beach County. The work includes clearing, grubbing, demucking, blasting, foundation preparation, installation of a […]


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Proposed, under construction, abandoned: 6 key US pipeline projects

June 21, 2022

Via: Construction Dive

It’s a complicated time to build a new oil or gas pipeline in the U.S. While the fossil fuel industry continues to see healthy demand and profits amid skyrocketing gasoline prices and war in Ukraine, construction costs are rising and […]