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  • SK Hynix, a South Korean semiconductor company, announced earlier this month its $3.9 billion investment in Purdue Research Park in West Lafayette, Indiana.
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    Construction’s manufacturing boom: Mapping the biggest facilities underway in the US

    New additions to the tracker this month include a $3.9 billion SK Hynix chip plant in West Lafayette, Indiana, and a $1.2 billion Fujifilm project in Holly Springs, North Carolina.

    Updated April 18, 2024
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    Sponsored by Tensar, a Division of CMC

    The high cost of choosing the wrong soil stabilization method

    When bad or soft soils are encountered on a job site, many contractors automatically turn to the same solutions they've always used. However, their "go-to" method could cost them more in material costs or lost time.

  • A large group of people in clothes ranging from casual to business casual mill about an exhibit hall at a trade conference. Booths are set up all around them, and people mill about.
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    2024’s top construction events

    It’s time to plan for the year ahead. Construction Dive has you covered with a full list of industry conferences, expos and meetings on tap for 2024.

    Updated Jan. 12, 2024
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    Opinion

    Greenwashing lawsuits could be headed for construction

    Here’s how contractors can protect themselves from being accused of making erroneous environmental claims.

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    Project Wins

    Turner takes on 2 university jobs worth a combined $484M

    The New York City-based contractor is headed back to school to build projects at the University of California, Merced and the University of Kentucky in Lexington.

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    How Biden’s apprenticeship push could affect builders

    The president’s actions to bolster registered apprenticeships could mean more regulatory hoops to jump through on public projects, some experts say.

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    Swinerton deploys tech on $98M North Carolina mixed-use mass timber build

    The builder attached 3D modeling devices on workers’ helmets to collect data for virtual twins, documentation, reference and planning.

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    Lack of data trust hamstrings AI use: report

    A new productivity survey shows workers worry about the accuracy of the information they get from artificial intelligence.

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    Maryland doubles fines in road work zones to $80

    The legislation, which raises maximum fees for those caught speeding in construction areas, comes a year after six workers were killed in what police say was a speeding-related collision.

  • A computer-generated rendering of a tall, glass covered building standing in the sun. It's a grayish building, and sits upon green grass in front of parking.
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    Construction approved on $335M Michigan State biomedical facility

    Barton Malow will begin work on the seven-story, 335,000-square-foot university building in mid-May.

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    3 workers die in Pennsylvania highway construction zone crash

    The fatalities occurred after a truck driver entered an active work area during the state’s Work Zone Awareness Week.

  • Seven people in orange reflective shirts and caps stand in a row, shoveling dirt from a pile between two 612 signs.
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    2 Arkansas highway projects totaling $308M break ground

    The work will improve access to the growing Northwest Arkansas National Airport in Benton County.

  • A woman with a hardhat stands in front of a construction site
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    Q&A

    Successful healthcare projects are built on collaboration, Lendlease exec says

    The youngest project executive in the firm’s New York City office talks about the special challenges of complex medical projects as well as the importance of multitasking and delegation.

  • A cargo ship struck and collapsed the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore on March 26, 2024.
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    Authorities recover fourth worker’s body from Key Bridge collapse

    Crews found the man in a construction vehicle submerged in the Patapsco River near Baltimore on Sunday.

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    Economic Reports

    Construction backlog posts first gain of 2024

    Given industry headwinds, the “optimism among nonresidential construction contractors is astonishing,” said Anirban Basu, Associated Builders and Contractors chief economist.

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    Carpenters’ union protests wage theft, tax fraud

    Across the U.S. and Canada, members will hold rallies to highlight the problems, which it says hurt workers, taxpayers and upstanding contractors alike.

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    Executive Moves

    Skanska CFO to step down

    Magnus Persson, an 18-year veteran of the Sweden-based contractor, will depart for a European data center company once his successor is chosen. 

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    LA Metro completes 5-year Purple Line tunneling project

    The agency employed 400-foot-long, 21-foot-diameter digging machines with pressurized technology to minimize ground settlement during excavation.

    Updated April 18, 2024
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    DPR Construction tapped for Virginia data center job

    Chirisa’s 20-megawatt Chesterfield project will likely cost at least $240 million and be complete by 2025.

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    Retrieved from King County Wastewater Treatment Division on April 11, 2024
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    Seattle area investing $10B in wastewater infrastructure

    King County, Washington, is planning a slew of resilience and clean water upgrades over the next decade, bolstered by new EPA loan financing.

  • Rendering of the Denver International Airport expansion showing a long glassy white building.
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    Flatiron lands 4 airport projects worth $270M

    The awards fall in line with the company’s strategy of pursuing jobs with “balanced risk profiles.”

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    High-speed rail project in Texas gets high-level US, Japan support

    The Texas Central project would connect Dallas and Houston using Japan’s Shinkansen bullet train technology. Amtrak announced its involvement in August.

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    USF announces replacement contractor for football stadium

    The Florida university, which split with Barton Malow in December, named the new leadership team for the $340 million venue.

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    DOT releases $830M for resilience projects

    The goal is to bolster the country’s transportation systems against the extreme weather impacts of climate change.

  • U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.V.,  listens during a hearing before Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of Senate Appropriations Committee.
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    Senate kills joint employer rule, setting up veto battle

    With a presidential veto likely and federal courts considering the rule, the fate of the National Labor Relations Board’s joint employer standard is tenuous. 

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    Economic Reports

    New price jumps ‘not especially good news’ for construction

    Overall building material costs have now increased in every month of 2024, said Associated Builders and Contractors’ chief economist.