Infrastructure: Page 2


  • Construction on $2.4B Los Angeles Purple Line halted due to safety issues

    The contractors on the project, Tutor Perini and O&G Industries, need to address LA Metro’s safety concerns before work can continue.

    By Oct. 26, 2022
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    Fern Hollow Bridge repair set to wrap by end of year

    The Pittsburgh span has become a symbol of the country’s failing infrastructure, but the White House said it and thousands of others are now being repaired with IIJA funds.

    By Oct. 25, 2022
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    Trendline

    Infrastructure

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

    By Construction Dive staff
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    How small, diverse contractors can bridge the ‘capital gap’ on civil contracts

    During a Construction Inclusion Week webinar, a Biden administration official outlined the challenges nontraditional companies face to borrow money after winning a federal job. 

    By Oct. 21, 2022
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    California to fund $1.2B in port improvement projects

    Most of the money will pay for upgrades at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.

    By Alejandra Salgado • Oct. 21, 2022
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    Labor crunch could ‘rob the US’ of critical infrastructure: McKinsey

    The construction worker shortage will balloon as IIJA work ramps up, according to the analysis, but there are potential solutions.

    By Oct. 20, 2022
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    Clean energy companies warn building standard change threatens wind, solar projects

    “The stated goal of FEMA’s proposal is increased grid reliability, but when you needlessly make it harder to build resilient clean energy, the obvious effect is a reduction in reliability,” the Solar Energy Industries Association CEO said.

    By Ethan Howland • Oct. 20, 2022
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    Bidding frenzy: 9 online platforms to find, track RFPs

    Construction Dive rounds up the sites and services most used by contractors to acquire new work.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Construction Inclusion Week

    Transportation leaders aim to boost equity in federal infrastructure efforts

    Six state DOTs have pledged to create more prime contracting opportunities for historically disadvantaged businesses in IIJA work.

    By Oct. 18, 2022
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    Infrastructure act

    FHWA releases $60B to states, funds 3 new programs

    Money from the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, signed into law last year, is making its way to jurisdictions.

    By Oct. 13, 2022
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    Rising prices, labor shortages threaten infrastructure law implementation: DOT report

    The Transportation Department must staff up to manage the IIJA’s many projects, but states and cities face worker shortages, the report said.

    By Dan Zukowski • Oct. 11, 2022
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    2 contractors selected for temporary repairs to Florida’s Sanibel Causeway

    The state DOT expects the 3-mile network of bridges wrecked by Hurricane Ian to be passable by the end of October.

    By Updated Oct. 11, 2022
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    Why September’s hot jobs report is ‘terrible’ for construction

    Surging employment, led by a rise in nonresidential workers and combined with slowing proposal activity, gave market watchers reason to be wary of the road ahead. 

    By Oct. 10, 2022
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    Infrastructure act

    7 tools to navigate IIJA funding

    The $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is a sprawling piece of legislation. These resources help contractors identify opportunities for new work.

    By Oct. 7, 2022
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    Jacobs completes nearly 10 miles of $2.6B rail expansion in New York

    Infrastructure expansion, such as the Long Island Rail Road project, should continue to boost Jacobs’ long-term business.

    By Oct. 6, 2022
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    September 2022 Project Wins: The country’s top contractors report their latest awards

    Construction Dive rounds up the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders.

    By Construction Dive Staff • Oct. 6, 2022
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    Micron earmarks $100B for chip plant near Syracuse

    The chipmaker will build a new megafab in Clay, New York, with site preparation work slated to start in 2023.

    By Oct. 5, 2022
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    Texas awards $307M for 2 projects to build 14 miles of border wall

    Southwest Valley Constructors and BFBC of Texas will manage the U.S.-Mexico barrier efforts.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    BNSF plans $1.5B inland intermodal hub to ease port congestion

    Instead of letting cargo crowd the docks in Los Angeles and Long Beach, the goal is to move goods further inland.

    By Sarah Zimmerman • Oct. 4, 2022
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    Mortenson partners with robotics maker on solar projects

    A Mortenson executive said a third of the company's revenue in recent years came from its renewable energy businesses.

    By Oct. 4, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Skanska books $480M in airport, healthcare projects

    The Swedish contractor added two high-profile contracts to its third quarter order bookings.

    By Updated Oct. 12, 2022
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    Hurricane Ian ravages Sanibel Causeway, other Florida infrastructure

    Communities are still assessing the impact to roads, power lines, airports and more, with initial damage estimates topping $40 billion. 

    By Sept. 30, 2022
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    Project Wins

    Granite nabs 2 Texas highway jobs worth $107M

    Following its completion of a section of the Grand Parkway around Houston, the contractor has picked up smaller road projects in the Lone Star State.

    By Sept. 28, 2022
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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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    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