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Wisconsin picked for first Haribo factory in US

Wisconsin picked for first Haribo factory in US

28 Mar 2017: German candy-maker Haribo has chosen Kenosha County in Wisconsin as the site of its first manufacturing facility in North America. more »

Building firms set up Hawaii partnership

Building firms set up Hawaii partnership

24 Mar 2017: A joint-venture partnership targeting the Hawaii market has been set up by two building companies. more »

B&V helps hospitals develop microgrid plan

B&V helps hospitals develop microgrid plan

24 Mar 2017: A medical campus in Buffalo, NY, has brought in Black & Veatch to develop a plan to boost energy resilience. more »

Report highlights job gains from better water infrastructure

Report highlights job gains from better water infrastructure

24 Mar 2017: A new report commissioned by the Value of Water Campaign (VOW) says that closing the USA’s water infrastructure investment gap would create 1.3 million jobs and strengthen the economy. more »

Xcel Energy expands wind plans across seven states

Xcel Energy expands wind plans across seven states

24 Mar 2017: Xcel Energy has announced investment in wind energy involving 11 new wind farms in seven states. more »

Revamp planned for Dallas office tower

Revamp planned for Dallas office tower

24 Mar 2017: Renovation begins this month of one of the largest office buildings in downtown Dallas. more »

Stantec to sell water software business

Stantec to sell water software business

22 Mar 2017: Design firm Stantec has signed an agreement to sell its water infrastructure modeling and simulation software business. more »

Safer sidewalk plan targets schools and transit in Seattle

Safer sidewalk plan targets schools and transit in Seattle

22 Mar 2017: An updated masterplan has directed US$22m for 50 blocks of new sidewalk improvements in Seattle. more »

New national map sets out transportation noise hotspots

New national map sets out transportation noise hotspots

22 Mar 2017: A new national map from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics shows that most of the US population is only likely to be exposed to very low levels of noise generated by highways and aviation. more »

Green light for $85m revamp of Michigan University union

Green light for $85m revamp of Michigan University union

17 Mar 2017: The schematic design for renovation of the 97-year-old Michigan Union has been approved by the University of Michigan (U-M) Board of Regents. more »

NASA awards $123.3m FM deal for Goddard space center

NASA awards $123.3m FM deal for Goddard space center

28 Mar 2017: NASA has awarded a facilities, construction, engineering and technical services contract worth up to US$123.3m. more »

Texan contractor named the nation’s safest

Texan contractor named the nation’s safest

24 Mar 2017: Associated General Contractors of America has named a Texan business as the nation’s safest construction company of 2016. more »

Contractors warned of tougher conditions

Contractors warned of tougher conditions

24 Mar 2017: Contracting is set to get tougher and firms will be expected to take on greater risk, according to a new study by PwC. more »

Reagan National Airport kicks off $1bn revamp

Reagan National Airport kicks off $1bn revamp

24 Mar 2017: Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority has launched a US$1bn multi-year project to transform Reagan National Airport. more »

New York proposes $2bn water investment

New York proposes $2bn water investment

24 Mar 2017: New York’s governor has unveiled plans for a US$2bn investment in water infrastructure and the protection of water quality. more »

Indiana man jailed in construction embezzlement case

Indiana man jailed in construction embezzlement case

22 Mar 2017: A former project manager has been sentenced to prison after embezzling about US$2.7m from a local construction company in Indiana. more »

South Bronx to get $1.8bn transformation

South Bronx to get $1.8bn transformation

22 Mar 2017: New York’s governor has announced a US$1.8bn project to rebuild an interchange and convert a South Bronx expressway into a boulevard that will provide safe pedestrian access to the waterfront. more »

Design-build contract let for California student union

Design-build contract let for California student union

22 Mar 2017: Gilbane Building Company has won a design-build contract that involves working closely with California State University students to build their new union building at Monterey Bay. more »

Sterling wins Californian bridge contract

Sterling wins Californian bridge contract

20 Mar 2017: Sterling subsidiary Myers & Sons Construction has been named as the apparent low bidder for a US$21.9m bridge project in Stockton, California. more »

House-builder confidence soars to 12-year high

House-builder confidence soars to 12-year high

17 Mar 2017: Builder confidence in the market for newly built single-family homes has jumped to its highest reading since June 2005. more »

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