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Developer picked for $1bn Chicago Union Station scheme

Developer picked for $1bn Chicago Union Station scheme

26 May 2017: The board of Amtrak has picked the master developer for a US$1bn Chicago scheme that is expected to create some 7,500 construction jobs. more »

$2.5bn data center to be built in Atlanta

$2.5bn data center to be built in Atlanta

26 May 2017: Global technology company Switch is to invest US$2.5bn in a data center in metro Atlanta. more »

Go-ahead given for $437.5m Port Everglades expansion

Go-ahead given for $437.5m Port Everglades expansion

26 May 2017: Port Everglades in Florida has secured approval to begin the largest expansion project in its history. more »

Changes at the top for Skanska USA

Changes at the top for Skanska USA

25 May 2017: Anders Danielsson has been named as Skanska USA’s president and CEO, overseeing the company’s US construction and infrastructure development operations. more »

Caltrain secures funding for electrification project

Caltrain secures funding for electrification project

23 May 2017: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) has announced that it intends to sign a Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) for the Caltrain rail electrification project in California. more »

NY sets out US$20bn plan to combat homelessness

NY sets out US$20bn plan to combat homelessness

23 May 2017: New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo has launched a US$20bn five-year initiative aimed at combating homelessness and creating affordable housing. more »

Contract awarded for $48m park on top of car park

Contract awarded for $48m park on top of car park

23 May 2017: A joint venture between Winter Construction and Johnson Construction Services has won a US$48m design and build contract for the Grant Park Gateway project in Atlanta. more »

Building contract signed for San Antonio development

Building contract signed for San Antonio development

23 May 2017: Jordan Foster Residential has signed a US$33m contract to build an apartment complex at Westpointe, Texas. more »

Aecom seeks 3,000 more staff

Aecom seeks 3,000 more staff

18 May 2017: Aecom has announced more than 3,000 job openings across North America. more »

Action plan aims to increase NY rail capacity

Action plan aims to increase NY rail capacity

18 May 2017: New York’s Metropolitan Rail Freight Council (MRFC) has released an action plan aimed at increasing rail freight capacity. more »

New campaign targets safety on highway projects

New campaign targets safety on highway projects

26 May 2017: The discovery that 44% of road contractors have had vehicles crash into their sites in the last year has prompted Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) to launch a new nationwide campaign urging motorists to stay alert. more »

RFP issued for Boston’s Green Line extension

RFP issued for Boston’s Green Line extension

26 May 2017: The final request for proposals (RFP) has been issued to the three design-build teams shortlisted for the extension of the Green Line light rail system that serves the Boston area. more »

CH2M wins further role at NJ remedial site

CH2M wins further role at NJ remedial site

26 May 2017: CH2M has been appointed by Honeywell to provide construction management services for remediation at Quanta Resources Corporation’s Superfund site in Edgewater, New Jersey. more »

New JCB dealership opens in Denver

New JCB dealership opens in Denver

25 May 2017: Flaska JCB has opened its second JCB dealership. more »

States report recent construction job losses

States report recent construction job losses

23 May 2017: Most states added construction jobs between April 2016 and April 2017 but more than half reported job losses over the last month of the period. more »

Construction starts slide 13%

Construction starts slide 13%

23 May 2017: A drop in starts on public works projects has pulled back the overall construction sector after elevated activity in March. more »

More money released for flood disaster recovery

More money released for flood disaster recovery

23 May 2017: Housing & Urban Development (HUD) has allocated an additional US$163m to help in the recovery from the flooding disasters of 2015 and 2016. more »

Plans unveiled for $300m Hawaii complex

Plans unveiled for $300m Hawaii complex

23 May 2017: Haseko Development has unveiled preliminary plans for US$300m waterside retail, dining and entertainment center at its Hoakalei development on the island of Oahu in Hawaii. more »

Green light for Ritchie Bros to acquire IronPlanet

Green light for Ritchie Bros to acquire IronPlanet

18 May 2017: The receipt of unconditional anti-trust clearance from the US authorities means that the acquisition of US equipment auction business IronPlanet by Canada’s Richie Bros is expected to close in the next few weeks. more »

Contract awarded for Boston rail depot

Contract awarded for Boston rail depot

18 May 2017: The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) has approved a contract for the rehabilitation of the Wellington Maintenance Facility, just northwest of Boston. more »

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