Infrastructure


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    White House urges states to name infrastructure coordinators

    To help smooth the rollout of the IIJA, White House Senior Infrastructure Advisor Mitch Landrieu suggested that task forces can help state leaders voice their needs.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    $26.5B from IIJA targets bridge repair, replacement projects

    The Bridge Formula Program, announced last week, is expected to help improve 15,000 highway bridges nationwide.

    By Jan. 18, 2022
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    As the nation's infrastructure ages, projects get creative with technology and staffing.

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Denver airport gets green light for final phase of Great Hall expansion plan

    The additional funding will bring the total cost of the project to more than $2 billion, almost three times its original budget.

    By Jeffrey Steele • Jan. 18, 2022
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    I-40 bridge shutdown 'could have been prevented' with the right technology

    Engineering experts say that computer analysis and more rigorous inspections could have averted the monthslong closure of the major Memphis, Tennessee, transportation route. 

    By Robyn Griggs Lawrence • Jan. 12, 2022
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    Report: New York City's MTA must improve construction project record keeping

    Some of the transit agency's construction jobs had an abysmal record retention rate, with one as low as 21%, according to its inspector general.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    The 5 contech trends that will power jobsites in 2022

    From data usage to 3D printing and more, construction tech is poised to blast off this year.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Despite new federal ruling, Alabama proceeds with plans to build prisons with COVID-19 relief funds

    The Treasury Department's ruling said that American Rescue Plan funds generally may not be used to build prisons.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    2022's biggest construction conferences

    Many in-person industry events are back on this year. Here is the full rundown.

    By Jan. 12, 2022
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    Los Angeles' iconic 6th Street Viaduct project reaches engineering milestone

    The bridge, commonly recognized for its appearance in the movie "Grease," is being rebuilt after it became vulnerable to earthquakes.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    7 things we know (so far) about the infrastructure act

    While much of the spending package is still coming into focus, there’s a lot that construction leaders can start planning for.

    By Jan. 11, 2022
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    3 major East Coast tunnel projects move forward

    Key commuter and freight passages in Maryland, Virginia and the New York City area, such as the Hudson Tunnel, are getting approvals, funding and more.

    By George Kevin Jordan • Jan. 11, 2022
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    Economic outlook: The issues that will boost, challenge construction in 2022

    Obstacles including inflation, pricing woes, omicron and more will continue into the new year, as developers face a now-or-never moment to build. 

    By Jan. 10, 2022
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    8 construction projects to watch in 2022

    Priced in the billions, these high-profile, high-impact jobs are expected to hit major milestones in the next year and beyond.

    By Jan. 6, 2022
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    AECOM creates user-friendly impact statement for I-11 project

    The company used its PlanEngage software to generate easy-to-navigate public documents for an interstate corridor project near Phoenix.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    Skanska found negligent in Pensacola, Florida, bridge case

    Instead of following the emergency preparation plan required in the company's contract, executives elected to take a "wait and see" approach in the lead up to Hurricane Sally, a judge wrote.

    By Jan. 5, 2022
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    3 lessons from some of the country's largest civil projects

    The passage of the historic infrastructure act is an opportunity to learn from the country's most impactful builds, according to a construction logistics executive.

    By Bart Ronan • Jan. 4, 2022
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    6 JVs shortlisted for NYC jail projects worth at least $6B

    Firms in the running for the four correctional facilities include Lendlease, Tutor Perini and Gilbane.

    By Jan. 4, 2022
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    Modular bridge reconnects Louisiana community hit by Hurricane Ida

    Bridge engineering company Acrow installed a modular steel span over Bayou Barataria that will serve the area until a permanent replacement is constructed.

    By Dec. 21, 2021
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    Despite a focus on driver safety, IIJA also includes road worker protections

    The spending package mentions the word "safety" 711 times, but it almost always refers to motorists. Knowing where to look in the text, one expert says, will be the key to protecting road builders. 

    By Dec. 16, 2021
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    Backlog breakdown

    How COVID-19, supply chain woes hit contractor backlogs

    During the pandemic, construction backlog data tracked the swings of COVID-19 closely. Now, it gives a unique view of what lies ahead.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    One Federal Decision will save time, money in infrastructure permitting

    The IIJA has reinstated the streamlined environmental review process for major infrastructure projects, first established in a Trump-era executive order.

    By Dec. 15, 2021
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    Vermont contractor settles bridge defect allegations for $637K

    J.A. McDonald agreed to pay the sum and adopt an ethics code, but did not admit liability.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
  • Major portion of $1.3B Chicago 'L' overhaul is complete

    Walsh Construction and Fluor broke up a century-old bottleneck with minimal disruption by using a custom gantry to construct the bypass in the air.

    By George Kevin Jordan • Dec. 14, 2021
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    AECOM Tishman to build $9.5B international terminal at JFK

    The project is slated to break ground in 2022 and open to passengers by 2026.

    By Dec. 14, 2021
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    Backlog breakdown

    Public contractor backlog weathers ups, downs during the pandemic

    Companies that cater to oil and gas have struggled, while those in sectors like warehouses and infrastructure experienced a boost in new work.

    By Dec. 13, 2021