Infrastructure: Page 3

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    Project Wins

    Fort Wayne Airport awards Clayco $60M terminal expansion

    The Chicago-based firm will build out the Indiana airport’s East Terminal.

    By Jan. 13, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Sector watch: ‘A lot of money on the table’ for civil construction this year

    More than $281 billion in spending, a 16% jump from 2022, will help this recession-resistant sector gain strength this year.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    Construction Outlook 2023

    How will construction fare this year? Inflation, a potential recession, supply chain struggles and sky-high labor demands are pushing up against optimism from infrastructure spending, growth in specific sectors and tech advancement. While economists have warned of an impending recession for months, it has yet to arrive. Construction Dive broke down several trends in labor, technology and infrastructure, while testing the hardiness of specific sectors in 2023. Here is a look at what to expect this year:  

    By Construction Dive staff
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    New year, new challenges for IIJA

    Inflation, labor shortages and supply chain snarls could hamper federal infrastructure act work in the coming year.

    By Jan. 10, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    What’s keeping contractors up at night?

    Supply chain chaos and an impending recession are among builders’ top concerns in 2023, according to a new survey.

    By Jan. 9, 2023
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    4 major bridge rehab jobs get $2.1B from IIJA

    The funding is the first dispersal of large bridge project grants from the infrastructure act.

    By Jan. 6, 2023
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    Project Wins

    Project runway: Granite wins $174M job at LAX

    The job will require double, 10-hour shifts for nearly a year while closing two major runways sequentially at the world’s fifth busiest airport.

    By Jan. 5, 2023
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    Skanska reaches milestone on $460M NYC highway rehab

    The first phase of the project replaced four bridges and widened exit ramps on major roadways in the South Bronx.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    These 5 big transit projects wrapped up as 2022 ended

    Multibillion-dollar rail efforts like those that just opened in New York, Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., take years to build but benefit residents, researchers say.

    By Dan Zukowski • Updated Jan. 3, 2023
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    New York-area infrastructure gets a boost from $8.3B Port Authority budget

    The 2023 approved capital budget includes $2.9 billion to redevelop three major airports and replace the Midtown Bus Terminal in New York City.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    FTA announces $686M in grants for rail station accessibility

    It’s estimated about a quarter of U.S. rail stations are inaccessible. The Federal Transit Administration’s first round of funding under the All Stations Accessibility Program will improve 28 stations in nine states.

    By Dan Zukowski • Jan. 3, 2023
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    2023 OUTLOOK

    Inflation could sap infrastructure act’s buying power this year

    High costs for materials, fuel and labor mean jurisdictions aren’t getting as much of a budget bump as they’d hoped from the federal legislation.

    By Jan. 3, 2023
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    Nonresidential construction starts plunge 25%

    Higher interest rates and recession fears likely restrained starts activity in November, said Dodge Construction Network Chief Economist Richard Branch.

    By Dec. 21, 2022
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    Final part of $2.3B Green Line Extension opens in Boston area

    The Medford Branch, built by GLX Constructors, provides five new stations and a direct ride from Tufts University to downtown Boston.

    By Dec. 20, 2022
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    Jacobs project manager helped bring $2.5B NY transit project in on time

    Eva Chan Hu has had many roles on the Long Island Rail Road third-track expansion project since it began in 2018.

    By Dec. 15, 2022
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    Texas clean energy megaprojects get underway

    The state traditionally known for its fossil fuel industry is diversifying its energy production with green hydrogen, blue ammonia and solar builds constructed by Bechtel and others.

    By Dec. 13, 2022
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    Balfour Beatty predicts higher profits in year-end update

    The London-based contractor expects to end the fiscal year with more cash and a higher backlog than anticipated.

    By Dec. 12, 2022
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    Preparing for the imminent surge in infrastructure projects

    Infrastructure is what keeps business—and life—moving. The strength of the nation’s public roads and utility distribution systems impacts everything from employment to healthcare.

    Dec. 12, 2022
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    Project Wins

    AECOM Hunt nabs Fort Worth Convention Center contract

    The firm is teaming up with Byrne and EJ Smith to build the first phase of the Texas project.

    By Dec. 9, 2022
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    Kiewit JV fined $45K for Denver I-70 flooding

    The contractor will pay a fine to the Colorado DOT for jobsite flooding that stranded motorists and damaged nearby properties in August.

    By Dec. 8, 2022
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    As initial waivers end, builders will feel the impact of Buy America law

    The regulations will impact all federally funded infrastructure projects in the United States, not just those that receive IIJA money.

    By Josh Mahan • Dec. 7, 2022
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    $2.2B Texas DOT projects aim to provide Dallas-area traffic relief

    A Fluor/Balfour Beatty JV recently completed the I-35 expansion, and a Kiewit/Austin Bridge & Road JV will do the I-20 work.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    5 charts that hint at what’s in store for construction in 2023

    The industry will continue to face labor shortages, high materials costs and other headwinds, but infrastructure will be a bright spot.

    By Dec. 6, 2022
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    High-speed rail line from LA to Las Vegas could begin construction in 2023

    Brightline West could become the first privately funded and operated 180-mph intercity train in the U.S.

    By Dan Zukowski • Dec. 5, 2022
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    Amtrak gets $4.3B to improve intercity passenger rail network

    The railroad plans to modernize stations with funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

    By Dan Zukowski • Dec. 5, 2022
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    Construction spending shows nonresidential ‘weakening’

    Public construction spending remained positive in October, despite a decline in seven of the 16 nonresidential categories, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis.

    By Dec. 2, 2022