• A close up of a semiconductor, with green and metallic paths for usage of the machine in other technology.
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    Samsung’s Texas chip plant price tag surges to $25B

    Announced last summer, the chip maker has already spent half of its original $17 billion budget, according to Reuters.

    By Updated 11 hours ago
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    California high-speed rail cost jumps to $128B

    The completion date for the first segment from Merced to Bakersfield has also been pushed out to 2030-2033.

    By March 20, 2023
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    Construction Outlook 2023

    How will construction fare this year? Inflation, a potential recession, supply chain struggles and sky-high labor demands are pushing up against optimism from infrastructure spending, growth in specific sectors and tech advancement. While economists have warned of an impending recession for months, it has yet to arrive. Construction Dive broke down several trends in labor, technology and infrastructure, while testing the hardiness of specific sectors in 2023. Here is a look at what to expect this year:  

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Tutor Perini ‘negatively impacted’ by legal issues, canceled work

    The Los Angeles contractor also said in its earnings call that it lost a record $11 billion in potential new jobs in 2022 when owners canceled projects.

    By March 16, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Bechtel to build EV charging infrastructure

    The Reston, Virginia-based contractor sees the sector as a “very high priority,” per a company executive.

    By March 15, 2023
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    IIJA brings new funds, challenges to NYC infrastructure overhaul

    Panelists weighed in on the impact of the federal funding during the 2023 New York Build conference last week.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Granite wins $30M interchange project north of LA

    The Avenue J improvements in Lancaster include four on- and off-ramps to enhance access for commuters.

    By March 14, 2023
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    Biggest dam removal in US history set to start in California, Oregon

    Kiewit is the contractor on the $450 million effort to take out the Klamath River dams and restore salmon habitats.

    By March 14, 2023
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    DOT and Austin, Texas, launch first-of-its-kind $22B transportation partnership

    It’s the first time the Transportation Department has entered an emerging projects agreement with a city to fast-track networks of related projects rather than using a piecemeal approach.

    By Michael Brady • March 14, 2023
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    WSP revenue, backlog up but profits sag

    The firm reported a strong year and plans to take on more complex infrastructure, environment and refurbishing work going forward.

    By March 10, 2023
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    $1.5B airport terminal opens in Kansas City, Missouri

    The sustainable, adaptable facility marks the largest infrastructure project in the city’s history, according to builder Clark Construction.

    By March 7, 2023
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    Federal infrastructure funds begin to flow, mostly to roadwork

    Spending on roadway contracts in 2022 was more than 29 times higher than spending on rail and transit contracts, per American Road & Transportation Builders Association data.

    By Dan Zukowski • March 7, 2023
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    Labor Department enters $20M partnership to open doors to women, minorities in trades

    The initiative aims to recruit 13,000 participants into apprenticeship readiness programs.

    By March 6, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Jacobs wins $500M water reuse facility build in Los Angeles

    The Dallas-based construction services firm will deliver the project under a progressive design-build contract, according to the release.

    By March 3, 2023
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    Kung Ven named energy lead for WSP USA’s Southeast region

    With more than 20 years of experience, Ven has worked with infrastructure owners and clients in the public, private and federal sectors at AECOM and Stantec.

    By March 1, 2023
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    Project Wins

    McCarthy nabs $215M Sioux Falls water plant expansion

    The project, to be completed by 2025, will increase the capacity of the South Dakota facility by 50%, the firm said.

    By March 1, 2023
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    IIJA money starting to flow to projects

    Major construction companies say they’re seeing infrastructure act funding translate into new work.

    By Feb. 28, 2023
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    EMP Shield plans $1.9B chip plant in Burlington, Kansas

    The 300-acre campus will produce thousands of semiconductors per week and reduce reliance on Chinese suppliers, according to Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly.

    By Feb. 27, 2023
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    Construction starts plummet 27%

    The latest monthly numbers fell dramatically and were down 14% from a year ago, but market watchers say fundamentals are still strong.

    By Feb. 22, 2023
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    What we know about Buy America guidance (so far)

    There is still time to weigh in on the proposed requirements, which apply to all federally funded infrastructure projects.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Turner, partners to build $631M flood wall in lower Manhattan

    The North and West Battery Park City Resiliency Project aims to mitigate the impacts of sea level rise and the risk of storm damage.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Executive Moves

    Balfour Beatty continues US executive appointments

    The announcements follow other recent leadership changes in the contractor’s civil division.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Granite wins $100M bridge project in Denali National Park

    The contractor will build the single-span steel truss bridge over an actively moving landslide in Alaska.

    By Feb. 21, 2023
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    Texas Instruments to build $11B semiconductor plant in Utah

    The multibillion-dollar project marks the largest economic investment in state history.

    By Feb. 17, 2023
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    Labor shortages, inflation vex civil contractors, but optimism remains

    Dodge found that 78% of civil engineers use BIM, up from 66% in 2020, while interest in digital twins is growing.

    By Jen A. Miller • Feb. 14, 2023
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    Philly launches digital tool to ease building permitting process

    The pilot aims to improve access to information about necessary permits, approvals and other requirements for some residential and commercial projects, the city said.

    By Michael Brady • Feb. 8, 2023