Infrastructure: Page 4


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    High-speed rail could get $205B in proposed legislation

    House Democrats and rail advocates lined up behind the American High-Speed Rail Act, touting cleaner intercity transportation and economic development.

    By Dan Zukowski • March 12, 2024
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    Project Wins

    JV nabs $437M California light rail extension contract

    Despite bidding $122 million above the transit authority’s estimate, MCM Construction and RailWorks Corp. said they will finish the 2.4-mile line in San Jose a year early.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Trendline

    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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    FHWA wants to drop Buy America waiver for manufactured products

    The proposed rule would end the longstanding waiver in federally funded highway projects.

    By March 12, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Team selected for Hudson Tunnel work

    The Mace-Parsons-Arcadis JV beat out two other finalists competing to deliver a key part of the Gateway Project, which President Joe Biden called one of the “most consequential projects in the country.”

    By March 7, 2024
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    Q&A

    Think holistically about infrastructure, ASCE’s new president urges

    Marsia Geldert-Murphey is passionate about structures that will stand up to climate change and serve the next generation.

    By March 5, 2024
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    WSP profits up 27% in 2023

    The Montreal-based firm also posted higher revenue and backlog, and said it’s well positioned to take advantage of infrastructure opportunities in the U.S. and beyond.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Report pins Fern Hollow Bridge collapse on lack of oversight

    Multiple agencies did not act on red flags raised during inspections, leading to the span’s failure, a National Transportation Safety Board investigation found.

    By March 4, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    Burns & McDonnell taps new CEO, expands C-suite

    Incoming chief Leslie Duke said the fresh roles and promotions will bolster the Kansas City-based contractor as it takes advantage of infrastructure opportunities.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    Tutor Perini posts $171M loss for 2023 on legal disputes

    The megaproject contractor said most of the charges related to settlements on legacy projects have been resolved.

    By Feb. 29, 2024
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    February 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

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

    By Construction Dive Staff • Feb. 29, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Walsh subsidiary leads $855M DFW Terminal F Concourse JV

    In addition to Archer Western Construction, other contractors include Turner, H.J. Russell, Carcon Industries and Phillips|May.

    By Feb. 28, 2024
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    Climate risk planning portal from Argonne National Lab gets new features

    The platform uses one of the world's largest supercomputers to model climate change hazards for vulnerable populations and infrastructure.

    By Ysabelle Kempe • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Infrastructure builders optimistic, despite drop in some sectors

    Inflation and a lack of workers continue to challenge these projects amid the federal funding boost.

    By Jen A. Miller • Feb. 27, 2024
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    Regional Report

    Tampa’s sunny construction market has builders feeling good

    Contractors in Tampa — a big city with a small town feel — reap the benefits of one of the fastest-growing metros in the U.S.

    By Feb. 27, 2024
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    Project Wins

    McCarthy/Vaughn JV tapped for $5B Dallas hospital build

    The new complex will have 552 beds in what the owners claim will be one of the largest pediatric hospital campuses in the country.

    By Feb. 26, 2024
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    Granite posts profit for 2023, earns $26M in Q4

    The California-based road builder’s pivot to small jobs is paying off, but charges from outstanding legacy projects left a blot on its quarterly results.

    By Feb. 23, 2024
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    Q&A

    Biology background shapes Jacobs exec’s approach to construction

    Chrissy Thom leads the contractor’s Americas East division in developing advanced AI products, digital twins, new commercial models and other innovative solutions.

    By Feb. 22, 2024
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    Q&A

    Detroit GC Walbridge confident in EV plant construction boost

    Executive Vice President Randy Abdallah talks about manufacturing projects, improving site safety with AI and using smart contracts in construction.

    By Feb. 21, 2024
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    IIJA may increase transportation’s GHG emissions as states spend more on highways

    The White House is also expected to delay the transition to electric vehicles in a revision to the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed emissions regulation.

    By Dan Zukowski • Feb. 20, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Millstone Weber nabs $405M Missouri I-70 expansion job

    The contractor is teaming up with designer Jacobs to build the first portion of the 200-mile, $2.8 billion highway overhaul.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    EV battery plant construction booms even as automakers hit the brakes

    Although demand for electric vehicles has slowed, EV-related projects are continuing to help power the construction industry.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Buy America rollout causes confusion and delays: trade groups

    The White House must adjust how it implements requirements for construction materials or risk weakening the impact of federal infrastructure funding, the groups said in a petition.

    By Feb. 20, 2024
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    Project Milestones

    Turner JV breaks ground on $550M Texas hospital

    University Health’s Palo Alto Hospital is one of two facilities being built by the state entity in the San Antonio metro area.

    By Feb. 14, 2024
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    Executive Moves

    WSP names Shawn Wilson as transportation, infrastructure lead

    Wilson, who previously served as secretary of the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, will help the firm find growth opportunities.

    By Feb. 13, 2024
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    Project Wins

    Five Star Electric wins $67M New York MTA cabling project

    The Tutor Perini subsidiary will lay approximately 150,000 feet of fiber-optic cable for North America’s largest transportation network.

    By Feb. 13, 2024