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Construction Processes, Financial

Fluor decides to keep government business, faces SEC investigation

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Last fall, as part of a strategic review process, Fluor leaders announced that they were initiating plans to sell AMECO and the firm’s government business for a total of about $1 billion. CEO Carlos Hernandez said at that time that […]


Construction Processes, Legal

New Jersey DOL cites, fines Katerra sub for wage violations

February 18, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The task force’s report found that employee misclassification was most rampant in construction, janitorial services, home care, transportation, trucking, delivery services and other types of businesses that offer low pay for those in labor-intensive positions. The NJDOL found that 12,315 […]


Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Hazards, Legal

Virginia Construction Fire Ruled Accidental

February 17, 2020

Via: ENR

Fairfax County, Va., fire investigators say improperly discarded smoking materials caused a massive construction fire that caused more than $48 million in damage at an incomplete mixed-use complex in Alexandria on February 8. The fire, which investigators ruled as accidental, […]


Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

JFK Airport Upgrade Continues With Approval of $3.8-Billion Terminal Expansion

February 17, 2020

Via: ENR

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has given the go-ahead for the next phase of JFK International Airport’s multifaceted $13-billion makeover—a $3.8-billion expansion of Terminal 4. Designed to consolidate Delta Airlines operations into a single terminal, the […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise

Skanska-Corman-McLean JV to start $463M Maryland bridge

February 13, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has long been committed to building a new, wider and safer bridge to replace the two-lane Nice/Middleton span, which opened in December 1940 and connects Charles County, Maryland, to King George County, Virginia. According to Wade, […]


Construction Processes, Interaction of Expertise, Sustainability

Commercial, multifamily construction starts rise 11% YOY in top 20 metros: Dodge

February 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

While the value of multifamily starts declined overall, some of the top markets have been holding fairly steady and even saw starts increase last year. In fact, multifamily was the main driver of construction activity in York City last year, […]


Construction Processes, Design

Contractors increasingly involved in shaping blueprints through Generative Design practices

February 12, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

Contractors have been edging their way into the design process for some time now. The increasing trend toward more design-build, integrated project delivery and other collaborative methods have brought contractors more and more into the mix. But even when presented […]


Construction Processes, Legal

Widow sues construction equipment supplier 3M for wrongful death

February 11, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

The family of a worker killed on the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority’s (Sound Transit) $3.7 billion East Link light-rail project in the Seattle area is suing manufacturer 3M, alleging the company’s lifeline product failed and did not protect […]


Construction Techniques

Report: 2.7M construction jobs could be automated by 2057

February 5, 2020

Via: Construction Dive

MEPI, a research organization focused on infrastructure and construction issues in Midwestern states, ​reports that jobs traditionally done by skilled laborers are being completed more quickly via automation, with multiple robotic brick layers, for example, capable of placing thousands of […]


Sustainability

Extreme weather conditions can tax urban drainage systems to the max

February 5, 2020

Via: ScienceDaily

With that in mind, researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus have been examining urban stormwater drainage systems, and they too have concerns about the resilience of many urban drainage systems. A recently published paper from the School of Engineering says existing […]