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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
  • 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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    Economic Reports

    Construction input prices dip for second straight month

    The cost of materials tumbled in June, likely due to lower project starts in a number of segments, according to Associated Builders and Contractors.

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    Project Milestones

    Clark completes first phase of Andretti Global headquarters

    The nearly 400,000-square-foot facility in Fishers, Indiana, will more than quadruple the size of the auto racing giant’s current headquarters.

  • A person looks at a flooded highway with a partly submerged white pickup truck.
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    Federal infrastructure projects get a (flood) raise

    New and reconstruction projects must be built more resiliently under a recently finalized Federal Emergency Management Agency policy. 

  • aerial shot of Meta's new data center in Rosemount, Minnesota.
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    Courtesy of Meta
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    Economic Reports

    Top 2 largest projects to enter planning involve data center construction

    The Dodge Momentum Index, focused on nonresidential construction planning, is up 43% from June 2019 levels, signaling strong spending for next year.

  • A crane is mangled under twisted and collapsed metal beams.
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    Workers’ families file suit over Boise, Idaho, hangar deaths

    Relatives of two workers have sued several contractors, claiming rushed work and shoddy materials led to the fatal jobsite collapse in January.

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    Courtesy of Tesla, Inc.
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    Midyear construction check: Cooling inflation boosts most sectors

    Innovative financing and cost management strategies can help contractors manage headwinds, said Joe Natarelli, construction services leader at Marcum.

  • An exterior shot of the LED screen, made up of large, pink cubes that say "TSX."
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    Courtesy of Mike Van Tassel
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    Project Milestones

    $2.5B tower completed in Times Square

    The contracting team on the 47-story TSX Broadway used lifts to raise the site’s original theater by 30 feet.

  • A rendered photo of the outside of Entek's battery separator facility in Indiana.
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    Entek receives $1.2B DOE loan for Indiana battery separator facility

    The loan covers most of the costs to build the facility in Terre Haute and boost the domestic lithium-ion battery cell supply chain.

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    Courtesy of New York City Economic Development Corp.
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    NYC issues RFP for $1B life sciences project

    The redevelopment aims to transform Hunter College’s Brookdale campus in the Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan into an innovation hub.

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    NorSun to invest $620M in first US solar facility

    The Norway-based company will work with Silfab Solar to supply the manufacturing plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

  • two engineers look at blueprints in front of a construction crane
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    Opinion // Business Matters

    A contractor’s success or failure starts at the top

    Many seemingly thriving firms deal with employee burnout, high turnover or an unhealthy culture. It’s up to company leaders to fix that.

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    Courtesy of John Glenn Columbus International Airport
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    After stalled labor talks, $2B Columbus airport project receives more funds

    Negotiations between local unions and contractors did not yield an agreement, but Hensel Phelps and the airport authority say they’re dedicated to hiring local, disadvantaged businesses.

  • An increase in empty office spaces around the country threatens to diminish U.S. business districts.
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    Economic Reports

    Easing inflation, potential rate cuts boost backlog

    Builders have fared well so far this year despite high interest rates, rising prices and emerging weakness in the broader economy, according to ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu.

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    Project Wins

    BE&K to build $4.1B Novo Nordisk facility in North Carolina

    The project will encompass 1.4 million square feet across 10 buildings and boost the drugmaker’s production of the diabetes medication Ozempic.

  • Interior of a coworking office space with computers and laptops in desks. Modern open plan office with no people.
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    Office real estate is now a tale of three markets, Cushman & Wakefield says

    The office vacancy rate will peak at 21.6% in late 2025, but performance between the best and worst buildings varies greatly, according to the firm’s mid-year macro outlook for commercial real estate.

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    New initiative seeks innovations to streamline NYC’s building process

    The Buildings Tech Lab is designed to evaluate technology solutions that can help the city’s Department of Buildings manage construction.

  • A BART train rolls past in an underground station, the light is yellowed and the train is moving quickly.
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    Bechtel wins $490M contract for California rail extension

    The new line will be the largest single public infrastructure project ever constructed in Santa Clara County, according to a news release.

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    Q&A

    Changes coming to NYC construction safety, permitting

    The code update will affect the definition of a major building and how many permits a superintendent can be involved with at one time, according to former DOB Assistant Commissioner Peter Amato.

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    Q&A

    Flatiron water lead sees growth ahead

    Urbanization, climate change and tighter safety standards are driving demand for wastewater and other water infrastructure projects, said Ian Dickinson. 

  • Rendering of Meta's $800 million data center in Alabama
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    Data center demand continues despite supply bottlenecks

    Momentum for these projects has escalated again, fueled by institutional investment and strong underlying fundamentals, according to a recent CBRE report.

  • A railroad station in Santa Ana, California.
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    The image by Charlie Nguyen is licensed under CC BY 2.0
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    DOT awards $1.8B in transportation infrastructure grants

    Nearly 150 road, rail, transit and port projects will receive discretionary grant funds from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity, or RAISE, program.

  • Men and women with shovels in front of a sign reading "President Joe Biden - Investing in America."
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    (2024). [Photograph]. Retrieved from U.S. Department of Transportation.
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    New Virginia-North Carolina intercity passenger rail line starts construction

    Trains could run at up to 110 mph along portions of the route connecting two of the busiest train stations in the Southeast.

  • A rendering of the Oak Ridge Second Target Station, which is a large, modern-looking facility, white and grey, on a large plot of land.
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    Courtesy of Hensel Phelps
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    Project Wins

    Hensel Phelps snares Oak Ridge lab job worth up to $3B

    The facility, where the Department of Energy will conduct research across the physical and biological sciences, has an eight-year build schedule.