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    Project Wins

    Skanska to build $1.4B Seattle bridge replacement

    The contractor will construct the new Portage Bay Bridge, designed to better withstand earthquakes. 

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    Indiana DOT, Purdue collaborate on highway that charges EVs

    Researchers will embed coils in a quarter-mile stretch of concrete roadway to produce a magnetic field that can recharge vehicles while they drive.

    Updated April 5, 2024
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    Courtesy of Andretti Global
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    Project Wins

    Andretti Global taps Clark for new Indiana HQ

    After replacing its first contractor, the racing giant plans to move to its new space in Fishers, Indiana, in 2025.

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    Courtesy of Jay Paul Co.
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    Economic Reports

    Project abandonments spike

    Outright cancellations increased 7% over the past month, fueled by publicly funded projects, according to ConstructConnect.

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    Tight timelines, future-proofing key to stadium upgrades

    PCL Construction’s team breaks down its playbook for the numerous pro sports renovations it has completed across North America.

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    Economic Reports

    Job openings inch up as layoffs, hirings soar

    Construction sectors powered by federal funds have high demands for labor, but private segments face slower growth, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors economist.

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    What is a chief AI officer — and do you need one?

    Not every company will have to jump in and hire an AI executive at the C-suite level, but they are becoming more commonplace, experts said.

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    Former AECOM exec reportedly sues over alleged ageism, profit inflation

    Jay Badame’s lawsuit claims the Dallas-based mega-contractor fired him due to his age and for questioning the firm’s earnings statements, according to The Real Deal.

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    Courtesy of Austin Independent School District
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    Executive Moves

    Jacobs CFO steps down after 8 months on the job

    The Dallas-based company brought back former CFO Kevin Berryman on an interim basis, as Claudia Jaramillo leaves to pursue other opportunities.

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    Economic Reports

    Construction spending slips due to weather, interest rates

    Monthly spending was down in 15 of 16 nonresidential categories, but on an annual basis, all sectors are still positive.

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    Project Wins

    Krische Construction wins first phase of $152M Denver rail project

    The local firm will reconstruct 30-year-old light rail intersections on the city's Downtown Loop.

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    Driver sentenced to 18 months in work zone crash that killed 6

    Melachi Brown pleaded guilty to six charges of manslaughter as a result of his involvement in last year’s collision on I-695 near Baltimore.

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    $7.5B for transportation, infrastructure projects available from US DOT

    The grant programs support projects “so large, complex, and ambitious that they could not get funded under the infrastructure programs that existed prior to this administration," Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said.

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    Baltimore bridge collapse

    Crews begin to remove Key Bridge debris

    The DOT released $60 million for a “down payment” on efforts to clean up the Baltimore-area span that collapsed last week.

    Updated April 1, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    McCarthy tops out $32M Arizona elementary school project

    The St. Louis contractor is building a new administrative building, classroom facilities and a multipurpose gymnasium.

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    Project Wins

    Turner-led JV nabs $200M contract for Case Western Reserve University facility

    The construction team, which includes three local partners, will build the Cleveland, Ohio, university’s first new research structure in more than two decades.

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    Reinsurers are expected to cover most Baltimore bridge costs

    The legal battle will be over who pays for what in the shipping accident that could cost as much as $4 billion.

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    Courtesy of Turner Construction
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    March 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders including MCM Construction, Skanska and Turner.

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    Project Milestones

    Balfour Beatty gives 109-year-old Coca-Cola plant a modern facelift

    The builder leveraged technology to access plans in real time, as it transformed the century-old bottling facility in Atlanta into a mixed-use space.

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    Retrieved from Lamar Johnson Collaborative on March 27, 2024.

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    AESC investing $1.5B to expand South Carolina operations

    The company is adding a second battery factory at the site, which will supply BMW's EV assembly facility in Mexico.

  • Five women, the heads of the Chicago offices of AECOM-Hunt, Gilbane, Mortenson, Turner and Powers & Sons, pose for a group photograph.
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    Courtesy of Emma Kluever, C-Strategies
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    Q&A // ROUND TABLE

    Meet the 5 women leading major construction firms in Chicago

    The heads of Turner, Mortenson, Gilbane, AECOM Hunt and Powers & Sons in the Windy City talk inclusion, overcoming stereotypes and market dynamics.

    Updated March 29, 2024
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    Baltimore bridge collapse

    Engineer: Baltimore collapse will change how bridges are built

    The Key Bridge’s modest protections couldn’t stop the massive cargo ship, but safeguards strong enough to do so would be impractical, experts say.

  • In an aerial view, the cargo ship Dali sits in the water after running into and collapsing the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 26, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland.
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    Baltimore bridge collapse

    Key Bridge ‘couldn’t have been expected to withstand impact’

    The federal government intends to pay for the bridge near Baltimore to be rebuilt, President Biden pledged Tuesday.

    Updated March 26, 2024
  • A worker in a blue hard hat and reflective vest stands near a concrete truck, with other construction equipment in the background.
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    Low-carbon cement factory nabs Energy Department funds

    Sublime Systems will build the new plant in Holyoke, Massachusetts.

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    Phoenix passes heat safety ordinance for outdoor workers

    The new requirements stipulate that local employers with outdoor workers must have a heat safety plan on the books.