Infrastructure


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    $7.85B Mountain Valley Pipeline construction complete

    Gas will soon flow on the much-delayed project, which received a green light from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on Tuesday.

    By June 12, 2024
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    NV Energy proposes 400 MW gas peakers, more than 1 GW each of solar, storage

    The cost of the Greenlink Nevada transmission project has risen 70%, to $4.2 billion, due to inflation, supply chain constraints and labor costs, the utility said.

    By Robert Walton • June 11, 2024
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    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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    Project Milestones

    Work begins on Virginia airport’s $920M overhaul

    Norfolk International will see a series of upgrades and rehabilitation projects in the coming years, many of which have been recently awarded.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Skanska inks deal for Key Bridge removal

    The Maryland Transportation Authority contracted the Sweden-based company for $50 million to remove and dispose of debris of the ill-fated span.

    By June 11, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Jacobs adds $479M job to collaboration with Atkinson

    The new design contract, part of the $2.68 billion Puget Sound Gateway Program in Washington state, covers five new bridges, a bridge modification and stormwater facilities.

    By June 6, 2024
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    Austin, Texas, greenlights $1B in wastewater updates

    Construction is expected to start in 2025 on an expansion of an aging water treatment facility.

    By June 6, 2024
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    How climate change is hitting highways

    Resilience is a key consideration for road builders amid a slew of new environmental conditions, said a Federal Highway Administration official at the recent 2024 NIBS conference in Washington, D.C.

    By June 4, 2024
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    Vistra, ENGIE, other developers move to tap $5B Texas Energy Fund for 41 GW of gas-fired projects

    The fund will provide low-interest loans for new generation. “Our plan is to expand this program in the upcoming legislative session,” said Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick.

    By Robert Walton • June 4, 2024
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    Code compliance not enough to protect builders from lawsuits

    Building codes haven’t kept up with climate change, exposing contractors and engineers to liability even when they follow the rules, said a NIBS panel.

    By June 3, 2024
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    May 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders including Granite, Flatiron and Tutor Perini.

    By Construction Dive Staff • May 31, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    CBNA, Halmar break ground on $819M stormwater tunnel in Washington

    The 5.5-mile project is part of DC Water’s $2.99 billion Clean Rivers Project.

    By May 31, 2024
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    Infrastructure act

    At halfway mark, majority of infrastructure law funds yet to be spent

    The number of projects identified or underway is up 40% in the past six months according to the White House, but more money needs to be disbursed.

    By May 28, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Granite nabs $89M Houston airport subcontract

    The California-based contractor will perform demolition and paving work at George Bush Intercontinental Airport. 

    By May 28, 2024
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    The Dotted Line: Avoiding common construction disputes on Key Bridge rebuild

    While projects of this scope and size often get mired in litigation, knowing the process from the get-go can help minimize conflicts, attorneys say. 

    By May 28, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Tutor Perini cleared for $229M Florida terminal connectors job

    The Los Angeles-based firm’s contract came in about $30 million below initial cost estimates for the project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Scammers siphon $25M from engineering firm Arup via AI deepfake ‘CFO’

    Cybercriminals used AI-generated video to pose as the AEC company's CFO and other employees, leading a staff member to transfer $25 million to Hong Kong bank accounts.

    By Grace Noto • May 22, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Walsh-Herzog JV completes $650M Indiana rail expansion

    The two-phase, double-track project improves safety for riders and reduces travel times between Michigan City, Indiana, and Chicago.

    By May 22, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Flatiron-Herzog JV to build $446M Green Line in San Antonio

    The team will construct the 12-mile bus rapid transit project for the VIA Metropolitan Transit Authority.

    By May 21, 2024
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    Builders embrace the megaproject boom

    There are key ways to de-risk multibillion-dollar jobs like the Gateway Program in New York and New Jersey, according to panelists at a recent webinar.

    By May 21, 2024
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    NYC selects builders for $7B Queens, Bronx jails

    Both projects will use the design-build approach intended to speed up construction.

    By May 21, 2024
  • 15 years in the making, $340M Jacksonville Concourse B breaks ground

    Prime designer Jacobs first signed on in 2011, with GC Balfour Beatty now building the new gate facility and parking structure.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Microsoft plows $3.3B into data center at former Foxconn site

    The software giant, which previously committed $1 billion to the project, has increased its promised expenditure amid a surge of data center activity.

    By May 20, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Fluor-led JV breaks ground on $700M Interstate 35 expansion in Texas

    The project is one of five phases of a 20-mile overhaul of the much-traveled corridor through San Antonio.

    By May 17, 2024
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    $2B George Washington Bridge restoration passes midway point

    The 11-part program includes critical rehabilitation work on steel ropes and cables, which support the weight of the deck.

    By Updated May 16, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    $3.6B Brent Spence Bridge clears environmental review

    The megaproject between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky aims to address a key congested freight link and fortify the supply chain.

    By May 14, 2024