Infrastructure


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    2023 begins with ‘positive momentum’ for construction

    December project starts grew 27%, the first end-of-year monthly gain since 2017, according to Dodge.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Executive Moves

    DPR Construction taps Mark Whitson as president

    Whitson, who started as a carpenter and built his career at the firm, will lead alongside CEO George Pfeffer.

    By Jan. 25, 2023
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    Trendline

    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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    $2.7B Newark Airport terminal opens

    Designed and built by a Parsons/Tutor Perini joint venture, the project is the Port Authority's largest New Jersey expenditure ever.

    By George Kevin Jordan • Jan. 24, 2023
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    RINA buys Patrick Engineering, enters US civil market

    Italy’s RINA has expanded its global footprint with the acquisition of the Illinois-based engineering, design and construction management firm.

    By Jan. 24, 2023
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    2023 construction outlook roundup: Proceed with caution

    As they look to the year ahead, contractors want to know how frayed supply chains, inflation and labor shortages will affect their business.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Jan. 23, 2023
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    Deep Dive // 2023 OUTLOOK

    Recession watch: Why the next one will be different

    Executives from Skanska, DPR, Suffolk and others see unique characteristics in an economic slowdown this year.

    By Jan. 18, 2023
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    Transit agencies agree to share certification of minority contractors

    Chicago and Philadelphia’s reciprocal arrangement for disadvantaged businesses could become a national model, organizers say.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Skanska kicks off new year with slew of project wins

    The contractor touted over $900 million in recent awards across academic and infrastructure projects.

    By Jan. 17, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Fort Wayne Airport awards Clayco $60M terminal expansion

    The Chicago-based firm will build out the Indiana airport’s East Terminal.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Sector watch: ‘A lot of money on the table’ for civil construction this year

    More than $281 billion in spending, a 16% jump from 2022, will help this recession-resistant sector gain strength this year.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    New year, new challenges for IIJA

    Inflation, labor shortages and supply chain snarls could hamper federal infrastructure act work in the coming year.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    What’s keeping contractors up at night?

    Supply chain chaos and an impending recession are among builders’ top concerns in 2023, according to a new survey.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    4 major bridge rehab jobs get $2.1B from IIJA

    The funding is the first dispersal of large bridge project grants from the infrastructure act.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Project runway: Granite wins $174M job at LAX

    The job will require double, 10-hour shifts for nearly a year while closing two major runways sequentially at the world’s fifth busiest airport.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Skanska reaches milestone on $460M NYC highway rehab

    The first phase of the project replaced four bridges and widened exit ramps on major roadways in the South Bronx.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    These 5 big transit projects wrapped up as 2022 ended

    Multibillion-dollar rail efforts like those that just opened in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., take years to build but benefit residents, researchers say.

    By Dan Zukowski • Updated Jan. 3, 2023
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    New York-area infrastructure gets a boost from $8.3B Port Authority budget

    The 2023 approved capital budget includes $2.9 billion to redevelop three major airports and replace the Midtown Bus Terminal in New York City.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    FTA announces $686M in grants for rail station accessibility

    It’s estimated about a quarter of U.S. rail stations are inaccessible. The Federal Transit Administration’s first round of funding under the All Stations Accessibility Program will improve 28 stations in nine states.

    By Dan Zukowski • Jan. 3, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Inflation could sap infrastructure act’s buying power this year

    High costs for materials, fuel and labor mean jurisdictions aren’t getting as much of a budget bump as they’d hoped from the federal legislation.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Nonresidential construction starts plunge 25%

    Higher interest rates and recession fears likely restrained starts activity in November, said Dodge Construction Network Chief Economist Richard Branch.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Final part of $2.3B Green Line Extension opens in Boston area

    The Medford Branch, built by GLX Constructors, provides five new stations and a direct ride from Tufts University to downtown Boston.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Q&A

    Jacobs project manager helped bring $2.5B NY transit project in on time

    Eva Chan Hu has had many roles on the Long Island Rail Road third-track expansion project since it began in 2018.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Texas clean energy megaprojects get underway

    The state traditionally known for its fossil fuel industry is diversifying its energy production with green hydrogen, blue ammonia and solar builds constructed by Bechtel and others.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Balfour Beatty predicts higher profits in year-end update

    The London-based contractor expects to end the fiscal year with more cash and a higher backlog than anticipated.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Preparing for the imminent surge in infrastructure projects

    Infrastructure is what keeps business—and life—moving. The strength of the nation’s public roads and utility distribution systems impacts everything from employment to healthcare.

    Dec. 12, 2022