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    Future of key California high-speed rail line solidified with $4.2B

    After a lengthy fight over the project’s future in the state legislature, the 171-mile-long Central Valley bullet train extension linking Bakersfield and Merced is moving forward.

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    These men are advocates for more women in construction

    Find out why more women in construction is good for the industry and everyone in it.

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    US Department of Transportation now accepting applications for Reconnecting Communities program

    Over the next five years, $1 billion will be available to help with highway teardowns or smaller projects like pedestrian crossings.

  • Meta's new corporate logo outside its headquarters building at 1 Hacker Way.
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    Noose found at another Meta construction site

    A source told Construction Dive the noose appeared on a Redmond, Washington, jobsite after a worker gave a Black carpenter a handful of cotton and said, “We picked this for you.”

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    6 mass timber projects lauded for their looks

    These winning projects showcase the benefits of timber for healthcare, warehouse, high-rise multifamily and school buildings.

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    Colorado nonprofit supports high school shop classes starved by budget cuts, pandemic

    Shop teachers have been forced to “beg, borrow and dumpster dive” for resources, so one educator created an organization to stock classes and rebuild the trades' talent pipeline.

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    Court summons Microsoft, Skanska, Balfour Beatty in bias suit

    A Black construction worker alleged in federal court documents that he found a sign that said "This is not a safe space" after a supervisor told him he didn't like Black people. 

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    Fed inflation fight 'highly likely to involve some pain': Powell

    The Federal Reserve chair committed the agency to hitting its 2% inflation target as rising prices undermined consumer expectations and increased the odds of a recession.

  • A rendering in a field of former farmland for the new Intel semiconductor fab in Licking County, Ohio
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    Chip manufacturers press for federal funding as bill flails in Congress

    Intel delayed the groundbreaking ceremony on its Ohio facility, pointing to legislative inaction on the $52 billion CHIPS Act. 

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    Amazon unveils first fully autonomous mobile robot

    The e-commerce giant aims to automate the handling of heavy, package-carrying carts with its Proteus robot, allowing employees to focus on other tasks.

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    General Motors aims to make EV charging accessible to apartment residents

    Working with cities, states and local GM dealers, the automaker wants to solve the challenge of charging access for those who live in multifamily dwellings, the automaker’s EV charging analyst explains.

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    Road collapses near $4.5B Gordie Howe Bridge project

    The 100-foot-long section of West Fort Street in Detroit caved in after crews had been driving sheet piling in the area, but no one was hurt.

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    The Dotted Line: What builders need to know about the Brazilian plywood 'ban'

    Will the material be the next Chinese drywall, or are American manufacturers trying to exclude a cheaper alternative from the market?

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

    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority agreed to add ramps or elevators to 95% of all inaccessible New York City subway stations under a lengthy timeline, resolving multiple class-action lawsuits.

  • A rendering of the Pinnacle Residences, a condo development coming to Henderson, Nevada.
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    Luxury condos underway in the Las Vegas Valley

    The Pinnacle Residences in Henderson, Nevada, will be the first new residential high-rise towers to hit the market since the Great Recession.

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    Top colleges for student housing starts

    Just 26,000 new beds will be delivered to universities this fall — a significant pullback from delivery rates through the 2010s.

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    What recession? Developers bet on Vegas instead.

    Demand for entertainment projects in Las Vegas remains strong despite economic headwinds and signs of cratering consumer confidence.

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    Biden calls for three-month federal gas tax holiday

    Lifting the federal 18-cent tax per gallon of gas and 24-cent tax per gallon of diesel for three months would “give Americans a little extra breathing room,” the White House said.

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    Rising labor costs eat away at construction firms' profits

    Contractors are paying more for low-skilled workers but aren’t benefiting from increased productivity, economists say.

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    'You talkin' to me?' Unions protest $600M De Niro studio project

    Trade workers gathered in Queens, New York, to criticize the Oscar winner and member of the Screen Actors Guild, whose company is using largely nonunion labor.

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    Las Vegas approves Boring Co. Loop under downtown

    What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, but future tourists may pursue those escapades via Teslas underground.

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    Samsung picks builder for $17B chip plant in Taylor, Texas

    Mississippi-based Yates Construction will serve as general contractor for the Austin-area semiconductor factory project.

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    Tech skill proficiency dropped 'significantly' in 2021, report says

    High demand and a lack of hard skills have contributed to talent shortages, particularly in the tech space, since well before the pandemic.

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    Turner boosts construction site safety with wireless fire system

    The battery-powered tech solution eliminates the need for a hardwired power source and wired panels.

  • Lego to open a new factory in Virginia.
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    Lego to open first US factory

    The company’s $1 billion facility in Virginia will help support a supply chain strategy that rapidly responds to changing consumer demand. 

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    Recession watch: ABC economist sees 'difficult times' through 2025

    Associated Builders and Contractors' Anirban Basu said the Federal Reserve’s monetary policy to fight inflation will likely tip the economy into recession.