Infrastructure


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    Federal infrastructure projects get a (flood) raise

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

    By July 12, 2024
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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.

    By July 11, 2024
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    Trendline

    Top 5 stories from Construction Dive

    Construction Dive editors curate some of the industry’s top stories from this year.

    By Construction Dive staff
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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.

    By Joelle Anselmo • July 11, 2024
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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.

    By July 10, 2024
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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. 

    By July 9, 2024
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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.

    By Dan Zukowski • July 9, 2024
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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.

    By July 9, 2024
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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.

    By July 8, 2024
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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.

    By Dan Zukowski • July 8, 2024
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    Project Wins

    O&G/Tutor Perini lands $1.3B Connecticut River Bridge job

    The railway span will replace a 117-year-old structure and allow a 55% increase in maximum speeds for Amtrak trains.

    By July 3, 2024
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    Opinion

    Billion-dollar investments propel bridge repair, replacement projects

    Spans in states like Florida, Iowa and Vermont are getting a new lease on life thanks to federal, state and local funding.

    By Mary Scott Nabers • July 2, 2024
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    Economic Reports

    Public construction spending roars, private markets whimper

    Outlays for commercial builds faltered in May as those for civil projects rose again, propelling the overall nonresidential sector to a 6.2% gain for the year. 

    By July 2, 2024
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    SCOTUS overturns Chevron doctrine, limiting federal agency reach

    Federal courts will no longer have to defer to agency regulations for interpretation of ambiguous statutes.

    By Ryan Golden , Ginger Christ • June 28, 2024
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    Texas judge puts hold on prevailing wage rule

    Nine months after a Davis-Bacon update raised pay for workers on federal projects, a judge has halted the change.

    By June 27, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Turner breaks ground on $900M Pennsylvania hospital expansion

    Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre will nearly double in size while renovations will transform it into a 100% private-room facility.

    By June 27, 2024
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    MTA halts 2 more NYC projects in funding fight over congestion pricing

    The pause in infrastructure construction is a major setback for the city’s development, said New York Building Congress President and CEO Carlo Scissura.

    By June 26, 2024
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    LA approves $200M for dispute with people mover builders

    Fitch, the bond rating agency, noted a "strained relationship" between the owner and contractors on the delayed LAX project.

    By June 25, 2024
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    New York offshore Sunrise Wind project cleared for construction

    The 924-MW project is expected to be in operation by 2026, according to developers Ørsted and Eversource Energy.

    By Diana DiGangi • June 25, 2024
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    The Dotted Line

    Why CMAR is on the rise for public construction projects

    As the construction manager at risk delivery method grows in popularity, there are key ways for contractors to ensure they’re getting a good deal.

    By June 25, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Flatiron names new CEO

    The Broomfield, Colorado-based civil construction company tapped its president, Javier Sevilla Roca, for the role.

    By June 24, 2024
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    NY congestion pricing pause already has consequences for infrastructure projects

    The region’s transit agency stopped subway extension work that relied on the plan’s revenue. Meanwhile, a final federal approval of the congestion pricing came through.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 21, 2024
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    Building high-speed rail is ‘not for the faint-hearted.’ Here’s how to get started.

    A new document from the U.S. High-Speed Rail Coalition outlines the steps advocates should follow in the early stages of planning a high-speed rail line.

    By Dan Zukowski • June 18, 2024
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    Honolulu breaks ground on $174M wastewater project

    Synagro-WWT, Hensel Phelps and Yogi Kwong Engineers will upgrade the Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant.

    By June 18, 2024
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    CONSTRUCTION DIVE EXCLUSIVE

    EEOC releases anti-harassment guide for contractors

    The federal agency wants to empower the industry to make the jobsite safer for all workers, Vice Chair Jocelyn Samuels told Construction Dive.

    By June 18, 2024
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    Local opposition to renewable energy projects ‘widespread and growing’: Columbia University report

    The report tracks 395 local restrictions on renewable energy development, with 55 of those emerging in the last year.

    By Diana DiGangi • June 14, 2024