Infrastructure


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    Report: $61B lost per year due to waste, inefficiency in 811 utility system

    A new study found that while problems with the country's "call before you dig" system are large, they can be mitigated.

    By Nov. 24, 2021
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    Federal contractor minimum wage to rise to $15 an hour

    The legislation's effect on the construction industry will likely be minimal, as most firms that work with the federal government already pay a higher wage.

    By Ryan Golden • Nov. 23, 2021
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    Infrastructure

    As the nation's infrastructure ages, projects get creative with technology and staffing.

    By Construction Dive staff
  • Congressional subcommittee looks into why $66B of infrastructure funds won't target minority contractors

    The Federal Railroad Administration, unlike DOT, doesn't have an established program to award contracts to Disadvantaged Business Enterprises.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    Chen Moore expands into electrical engineering with Fred Wilson acquisition

    The Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based civil engineering firm has diversified its services and gained a foothold in the Jacksonville market.

    By Nov. 23, 2021
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    The public contractors poised to benefit most from infrastructure funding

    Stock market analysts point to the engineering and construction companies they are most bullish on, including Jacobs, AECOM and Tetra Tech.

    By Nov. 22, 2021
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    Infrastructure act likely to spur higher construction wages

    An influx of civil spending will bring skyrocketing demand for a shrinking labor pool, industry experts told Construction Dive.

    By Nov. 18, 2021
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    Construction techies laud $100M in infrastructure act, push for more

    While industry experts praised the construction technology funding included in the infrastructure package, some are asking whether even more money should have been allocated for this booming segment.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    Traffic is Boring: Tracking Elon Musk's tunneling proposals

    Some projects for The Boring Co. have gotten off — or rather under — the ground, as others peter out. Here's where the ambitious plans stand today.

    By Nov. 17, 2021
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    I-35 overhaul in Austin advances, but some activists balk

    While Texas hopes to expand the notoriously congested and dangerous highway, some residents and business owners want a different solution.

    By George Kevin Jordan • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Biden signs long-awaited $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

    The legislation includes $110 billion for roads and bridges and $66 billion for passenger and freight rail.

    By S.L. Fuller • Updated Nov. 15, 2021
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    Federal, state partnership aims to expedite port, infrastructure projects in California

    Projects that could receive support through the agreement include port upgrades, expanded capacity for freight rail and inland storage facilities.

    By Max Garland • Nov. 16, 2021
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    Energy-efficient infrastructure projects hold a key opportunity for contractors

    For builders that incorporate sustainable systems into their projects, the $1.80-per-square-foot 179D tax deduction can quickly climb to millions of dollars.

    By Dean Zerbe • Nov. 16, 2021
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    How cities will benefit from Amtrak's $117B Northeast Corridor revamp

    The 15-year upgrade of the Washington, D.C.-New York-Boston route will increase capacity and add new stations and transit-oriented development along the way.

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 15, 2021
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    New contractors selected to finish, operate Maryland Purple Line project

    The U.S. divisions of Spain-based Dragados and OHL are expected to resume construction on the long-delayed light rail line in the Washington, D.C., suburbs this spring.

    By Nov. 9, 2021
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    As vaccine mandates loom, small firms offer workers a unique perk: No shots required

    Despite a temporary stay to a new federal COVID-19 vaccination mandate, small construction companies are emphasizing an enticement that bigger competitors can't match.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Fluor reports revenue and backlog drop, raises guidance

    Segments focused on government and infrastructure work dropped, but the company expects its energy solutions segment to pick up significantly.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    'Once-in-a-generation' $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill heads to Biden's desk

    The legislation, long-awaited by many in construction, includes $110 billion for roads and bridges and $66 billion for passenger and freight rail.

    By Nov. 8, 2021
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    Tutor Perini's revenue, profits drop as government clients are slow to pay

    Ongoing pandemic headwinds as well as funding uncertainty for public agencies forced the company to use more of its own cash last quarter.

    By Nov. 3, 2021
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    Amtrak plans major expansion by 2035 if federal infrastructure bill passes

    The plan would connect small towns, reduce inequalities and boost development, housing and jobs in cities — but those ambitions face hurdles.

    By Dan Zukowski • Nov. 2, 2021
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    Florida's infrastructure gets 'C' grade

    The Sunshine State's scores from the American Society of Civil Engineers range from a D- for dams to a B+ for solid waste facilities.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Lane Construction to build $600M I-495 extension project

    The design-build project will shave commute times for express lane users on the Capital Beltway, according to the announcement.

    By Nov. 2, 2021
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    Texas governor approves $3.3B for higher ed construction

    The new legislation allocates money to state colleges and universities that have been hard-hit by pandemic-related expenses.

    By Oct. 29, 2021
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    With limited funds, should California's bullet train be high-speed?

    A proposal from a state assembly member threatens to downgrade the project, which is facing a large budget shortfall. Supporters hope federal infrastructure funds will help.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Clark County approves The Boring Co.'s transit loop beneath Las Vegas

    The 15-mile-long tunnel from Elon Musk's company will ultimately have 51 stops, but needs more approvals and permits before construction can begin.

    By Oct. 26, 2021
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    Last trial date set in fatal FIU bridge collapse as criminal probe continues

    While 23 contractors have settled cases stemming from the 2018 tragedy in Miami, the last holdout is set to go to court on Jan. 10.

    By Oct. 19, 2021