Infrastructure


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    Accelerating the adoption of agile construction practices

    Construction leaders are working to adopt agile practices. Learn why and how software makes it easy.

    May 16, 2022
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    WSP beats earnings expectations, maintains guidance

    The Canadian contractor saw strong backlog growth in the first quarter and said its 2022 plans already account for inflation. 

    By May 13, 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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    White House vows to speed up environmental review for federal projects

    The new action plan will help streamline permitting and accelerate projects, Biden administration officials said Tuesday.

    By May 12, 2022
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    Bechtel launches division targeting manufacturing, tech

    The company's former CFO, Catherine Hunt Ryan, will lead the new unit that eyes markets such as semiconductors, electric vehicles and data centers.

    By May 11, 2022
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    Human error, heavy rain, lack of upkeep led to Michigan dam failures

    A combination of factors caused the Edenville and Sanford dams to collapse in 2020, an independent investigation found.

    By May 10, 2022
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    AECOM earnings rise, shares fall on maintained guidance

    The Dallas-based contractor posted higher profits and slightly lower revenue for the first three months of 2022, but investors flinched when it didn't raise guidance for the rest of the year. 

    By May 10, 2022
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    Revenue, backlog drop but Fluor maintains guidance

    The Texas-based global contractor continues to reduce its outstanding debt, but past declines in oil prices and lockdowns in China weigh on its operations.

    By May 9, 2022
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    Jacobs posts higher profits, backlog in second quarter

    While the company maintained its midrange guidance, it lowered the high end of its projected profits, citing geopolitical concerns.

    By May 4, 2022
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    Competition heats up to capture IIJA funds for hydrogen hubs

    Having a plan to produce hydrogen may be the least important factor in securing a regional "hub" designation, experts say.

    By Emma Penrod • May 3, 2022
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    Experts: Consider extreme weather, tech shifts to build resilient infrastructure

    National Institute of Building Sciences panelists discussed how the IIJA can accelerate more adaptable airports, supply chains and more.

    By May 3, 2022
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    Granite posts nearly 20% quarterly revenue loss as it works through less profitable projects

    The California company's CEO is optimistic about shifting away from large, complicated builds and expects a boost from the infrastructure act.

    By April 29, 2022
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    Lessons from California: Tips to keep transit projects on time, on budget

    A new study from UC Berkeley highlights common pitfalls and potential solutions for complicated builds.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Biden restores stronger environmental review for federal projects

    The updated National Environmental Policy Act could slow approvals for certain infrastructure projects, but help them resist lawsuits later on.

    By April 26, 2022
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    Texas' first state-funded border wall section 'essentially complete'

    The 1.7-mile-long structure between Mexico and Texas was built with surplus wall panels from the federal government.

    By April 25, 2022
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    Earth Day groundbreaking for world's largest wildlife crossing

    The landbridge will provide animals a passage to cross the 10-lane Highway 101 in California.

    By April 22, 2022
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    Biden administration mandates US iron, steel for infrastructure projects

    A construction association executive questioned whether the rules will add to already soaring construction costs and high inflation.

    By April 19, 2022
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    Diesel price surge fuels construction inflation alert

    AGC Chief Economist Ken Simonson issued his seventh price warning in 13 months, marking an unprecedented rise in costs, but contractors' bid prices have yet to catch up. 

    By April 13, 2022
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    Towers stand tall on $4.5B Gordie Howe Bridge

    ACS Infrastructure, Fluor and Aecon are building the long-awaited megaproject, which aims to alleviate congestion at a critical U.S.-Canada border crossing. 

    By George Kevin Jordan • April 12, 2022
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    NY contractors pay $1.3M to settle supplier diversity allegations

    The New York attorney general announced a $125,000 settlement with the Pike Co., the last of 10 firms that paid for allegedly making false minority participation claims on a major schools project.   

    By April 8, 2022
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    By the numbers: Biden's budget priorities for transportation

    A proposal to spend $3 billion in freight and highway projects is among the president's requests to Congress.

    By Colin Campbell • April 5, 2022
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    Seattle Airport's Concourse C expansion inspired by nature

    Turner is building the four new floors, which will cost up to $500 million.

    By April 5, 2022
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    Destruction to Ukraine's infrastructure estimated at $63B

    Roads have been most damaged at $27.5 billion, according to a Kyiv School of Economics analysis, followed by housing and civilian airports.

    By April 5, 2022
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    More inflation, recession ahead: construction economist

    Supply chain issues will persist for years, but commodity pricing relief is on the horizon, predicts Associated Builders and Contractors' Anirban Basu.

    By April 4, 2022
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    Florida drawbridge stuck open, will remain inoperable for weeks

    The George Bush Boulevard Bridge in Delray Beach won't be fixed until late April at the earliest.

    By March 29, 2022
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    The Dotted Line: Lessons from the Maryland Purple Line's amended contract

    The light rail project could serve as a model of what to avoid in complicated P3 infrastructure initiatives.

    By March 29, 2022