Infrastructure


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    Project Wins

    Tutor Perini tapped for $4B Capital Beltway project

    The contractor will design and build the toll lanes in Washington, D.C.’s Maryland and Virginia suburbs as part of a public-private partnership.

    By Sept. 27, 2022
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    DOE opens $7B hydrogen hub funding opportunity, issues draft production standard

    Six to 10 projects are to be developed with money from the infrastructure act.

    By Robert Walton • Sept. 27, 2022
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    Infrastructure

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

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Tetra Tech trumps WSP bid for environmental firm RPS Group

    The California-based contractor offered a 7.8% premium over the Canadian engineering giant’s price, but the fight may not be over.

    By Sept. 26, 2022
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    Micron expands US memory chip production with $15B facility

    The semiconductor manufacturer broke ground last week and expects the new plant to begin production in 2025.

    By Megan Ruggles • Sept. 23, 2022
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    WSP completes environmental services purchase for $1.8B

    The Montreal-based contractor is on a buying spree to meet strong demand for climate-related work.

    By Sept. 22, 2022
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    AECOM launches new sewer inspection software

    Pipeinsights can help clients track and fix water infrastructure more effectively, the company said.

    By Sept. 21, 2022
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    West Virginia set to build $3B natural gas, carbon capture plant

    The project was enabled by expanded tax credits for alternative energy projects in the Inflation Reduction Act.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    Granite nixes plans to sell water, mineral units

    Kyle Larkin, the firm’s president and CEO, said “current market conditions” meant the firm couldn’t get the price it wanted for the businesses.

    By Sept. 20, 2022
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    White House announces $2.4B for state EV charging infrastructure, other projects

    The EV charging programs were created through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Also approved were $1.5 billion in grants for highway, multimodal freight and rail projects.

    By Dan Zukowski • Sept. 16, 2022
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    Biden’s Buy Clean task force releases plan to slash construction carbon emissions

    The federal government will throw its purchasing power behind green materials on civil builds, launch low-carbon demonstration projects and more.

    By Sept. 15, 2022
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    Railroads, unions reach tentative deal to avert strike

    A potential worker walkout that would have shut down major freight railroads and further tangled supply chains was prevented overnight.

    By Dan Zukowski • Sept. 15, 2022
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    3 award-winning water construction projects

    The Water Environment Federation selected these top projects for their innovative design and approach.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Railroads prepare for nationwide strike

    A major rail stoppage could add to construction’s supply chain woes, according to a new report.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Construction begins on $9.5B JFK Airport Terminal One

    It’s the largest component of the New York City facility’s four-part, $18 billion overhaul.

    By Sept. 13, 2022
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    Minneapolis light rail extension $9.5M over budget, 9 years behind schedule

    A new audit shows the cost of the $2.74 billion Southwest Corridor project is more than double its 2011 estimate.

    By Sept. 12, 2022
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    Texas advances $85B road-building plan

    The state DOT plans to spend a record amount on hundreds of transportation projects over the next decade.

    By Sept. 8, 2022
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    Harbor Bridge contractor pledges to address safety concerns

    Flatiron/Dragados proposed solutions to design and construction issues that Texas DOT raised on the $803 million project in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    By Sept. 7, 2022
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    ‘Dig once’ strategy minimizes infrastructure project pain: McKinsey

    New analysis finds that coordinating public works projects helps builders manage materials and labor shortages and stay on schedule.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Q&A

    Construction accountant on IIJA funds, inflation and CHIPS Act’s $500B potential

    Erin Roberts, head of Ernst and Young's global construction and engineering practice, talked with Construction Dive about the additional boost private funding will give government programs.

    By Sept. 6, 2022
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    Public projects keep nonresidential construction spending positive, overall sector falls

    Total construction spending fell 0.4% in July, but highway and public safety jobs, funded by public dollars, kept non-housing-related spending in the black.

    By Sept. 2, 2022
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    Maryland Purple Line owner, union reach PLA on $9.3B project

    Contractors left, costs rose and deadlines extended. Now, the project will use members of a local laborer’s union to build the Maryland light rail.

    By Sept. 2, 2022
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    Lack of construction workers threatens infrastructure efforts: AGC

    A full 91% of firms are having trouble staffing jobsites and there’s “almost nobody” looking for construction jobs, according to a new Associated General Contractors of America survey.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
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    $1.4B I-5 expansion in Tacoma, Washington, complete after 2 decades

    Despite supply chain and labor challenges, the end is in sight for the 14-project effort to add high-occupancy vehicle lanes and make other improvements.

    By Sept. 1, 2022
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    3 questions White House advisor says to ask about infrastructure work

    Small- and medium-sized companies will be crucial to executing IIJA projects, Mitch Landrieu said.

    By Aug. 31, 2022
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    Texas DOT halts $803M Harbor Bridge project over safety issues

    Citing what it called a “lack of responsiveness to safety concerns,” the agency has threatened to replace the Flatiron/Dragados team building the six-lane span in Corpus Christi, Texas.

    By George Kevin Jordan • Aug. 30, 2022