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  • Fujifilm awarded Jacobs a contract on its $3.2 billion plant in Holly Springs, North Carolina.
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    Construction’s manufacturing boom: Mapping the biggest facilities underway in the US

    New additions to the tracker include a $525 million Polar Semiconductor plant in Bloomington, Minnesota, and a $294 million Boviet Solar manufacturing facility in Greenville, North Carolina.

    Updated May 24, 2024
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    From good to great: How to keep talent and elevate team performance

    When the labor shortage makes it challenging to find new talent, impactful steps can be taken to unveil the hidden potential within your current team.

  • A sign of the NIBS Building Innovation Conference stands in the Washington Hilton Hotel on Sept. 6
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    Top construction events for the second half of 2024

    It’s time to plan ahead. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for the rest of the year.

    Updated April 30, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Walsh-Herzog JV completes $650M Indiana rail expansion

    The two-phase, double-track project improves safety for riders and reduces travel times between Michigan City, Indiana, and Chicago.

  • A rendering portrays the vision for a terminal connector beyond security checkpoints at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport.
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    Courtesy of Broward County Aviation Department
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    Project Wins

    Tutor Perini cleared for $229M Florida terminal connectors job

    The Los Angeles-based firm’s contract came in about $30 million below initial cost estimates for the project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International.

  • A construction crane puts a final steel member in place atop a building frame against a clear blue sky.
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    Turner goes all in on EV tech for carbon reduction

    The New York City-based contractor has committed to making its vehicle fleet electric by 2028 while piloting low-emission equipment on various projects.

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    Scammers siphon $25M from engineering firm Arup via AI deepfake ‘CFO’

    Cybercriminals used AI-generated video to pose as the AEC company's CFO and other employees, leading a staff member to transfer $25 million to Hong Kong bank accounts.

  • A group of people in construction equipment talking on a jobsite.
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    Commerce Department wants more women in construction

    To capitalize on the CHIPS and Science Act and other federal funding, the agency has called on the industry to invest in equitable hiring practices and supportive services.

  • A woman stands at a microphone on a jobsite
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    Q&A

    Safety, teamwork shape former mason’s career

    During the span of her work in construction, Jessica Gerlach progressed from pouring cement to heading safety initiatives at Minneapolis-area contractor McGough.

  • A blue and silver train emerges from a stone tunnel.
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    Builders embrace the megaproject boom

    There are key ways to de-risk multibillion-dollar jobs like the Gateway Program in New York and New Jersey, according to panelists at a recent webinar.

  • A green bus on a red-painted lane stands in front of a modern stop.
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    Project Wins

    Flatiron-Herzog JV to build $446M Green Line in San Antonio

    The team will construct the 12-mile bus rapid transit project for the VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority.

  • Rikers Island jail complex stands under a blanket of snow on January 5, 2018.
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    NYC selects builders for $7B Queens, Bronx jails

    Both projects will use the design-build approach intended to speed up construction.

  • A rendering of pedestrians approaching a large glass stadium structure.
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    Public-private jobs drive Gilbane’s revenue higher

    The Providence, Rhode Island-based construction giant saw sales jump 12% on the back of strong P3 activity and several billion-dollar projects.

  • People walk past a Microsoft Experience Center on Fifth Avenue on April 03, 2024 in New York City.
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    Microsoft plows $3.3B into data center at former Foxconn site

    The software giant, which previously committed $1 billion to the project, has increased its promised expenditure amid a surge of data center activity.

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    Retrieved from Carroll Daniel Construction on May 21, 2024
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    Southeastern contractor expands into new markets

    Carroll Daniel Construction will add offices in Savannah, Georgia, and Nashville, Tennessee, bringing its total location count to six.

  • Miami-Dade Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion
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    Executive Moves

    Jacobs taps semiconductor vet as CFO in abrupt leadership change

    Venk Nathamuni will succeed interim Kevin Berryman, who stepped in after Claudia Jaramillo left the job just eight months into the role.

  • 15 years in the making, $340M Jacksonville Concourse B breaks ground

    Prime designer Jacobs first signed on in 2011, with GC Balfour Beatty now building the new gate facility and parking structure.

  • Kaiser Permanente building
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    Kaiser nixes planned $500M Seattle med tower build, looks to sell property

    The nonprofit giant has recently opted to focus capital spending in its largest market: California.

  • (From left to right): Charles Benavidez, TxDOT San Antonio District Engineer; Barbara Gervin-Hawkins, State Representative for Texas House District 120; J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., Chairman of the Texas Transportation Commission; Grant Moody, Bexar County Commissioner Precinct 3; Marc D. Williams, TxDOT Exec Director; Shawn West, President, Fluor Infrastructure; Pike Riegert, Project Manager, Lone Star
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    Project Milestones

    Fluor-led JV breaks ground on $700M Interstate 35 expansion in Texas

    The project is one of five phases of a 20-mile overhaul of the much-traveled corridor through San Antonio.

  • Two people having a conversation in construction safety gear on a jobsite.
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    Q&A

    Construction leaders have raised the safety bar, yet more work remains

    Large GCs have elevated their jobsite practices in recent years in order to limit risk, said a safety expert with insurance firm Charles Taylor.

  • A group of scientists work at a life sciences lab.
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    Lab space supply-demand balance likely in coming years: JLL

    Boston, San Diego and the San Francisco Bay Area saw the most demand growth in the first quarter of 2024, the report states.

  • Construction workers work on a section of the Lemoine Avenue bridge
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    $2B George Washington Bridge restoration passes midway point

    The 11-part program includes critical rehabilitation work on steel ropes and cables, which support the weight of the deck.

    Updated May 16, 2024
  • A Granite Construction pickup truck is parked alongside a highway in Utah.
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    Executive Moves

    Granite CFO announces retirement

    Lisa Curtis, a steadying presence during the company’s turnaround, will step away in September, when Chief Accounting Officer Staci Woolsey will take over the role.

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    Inflation cools, reassuring Fed after unexpectedly hot gains

    The yield on the benchmark 10-year Treasury note fell on investor speculation that slower inflation will prompt the Fed to sooner cut borrowing costs.

  • Kicking off the company's construction of a planned 218-mile high-speed rail line connecting Las Vegas and Southern California, Brightline's all-electric, zero-emission trains will travel at a top speed of 200 mph.
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    Economic Reports

    Construction input prices jump again, continue 2024’s upward climb

    A new ABC report points to yet another sign that inflation is accelerating and that interest rates are set to stay higher for longer.

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    Earnings roundup: Data centers, water projects dominate public contractors’ focus

    On the latest round of earnings calls, some of the country’s largest commercial builders talked about the boom in computing facilities and the increased need for resilience in public works.