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Builders outline 2018's challenges

Builders outline 2018's challenges

16 Jan 2018: Building materials prices and access to labor are the top challenges facing builders this year according to a new survey. more »

SippTech picks national installer for pipe lining system

SippTech picks national installer for pipe lining system

17 Jan 2018: Sipp Technologies (SippTech) has entered into an exclusive national installer agreement for its robotic pipelining technology. more »

PCL chosen for Orlando hotel

PCL chosen for Orlando hotel

17 Jan 2018: PCL Construction has been awarded a multi-million-dollar contract to build a JW Marriott Hotel adjacent to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. more »

Astaldi wins contract for Florida parkway

Astaldi wins contract for Florida parkway

15 Jan 2018: Astaldi has won the construction contract for a 12.8km section of the Wekiva Parkway in Florida. more »

Virginia approves $565m express lane project

Virginia approves $565m express lane project

11 Jan 2018: Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has accepted Transurban’s offer to extend the I-95 Express Lanes to Fredericksburg. more »

US Concrete expands with NY acquisition

US Concrete expands with NY acquisition

11 Jan 2018: US Concrete has bought the assets of a ready-mix concrete producer based in New York. more »

Manslaughter charges filed over site worker’s death

Manslaughter charges filed over site worker’s death

10 Jan 2018: The owner of a Seattle construction company faces manslaughter charges after a worker died in a trench. more »

AT&T launches structural monitoring system

AT&T launches structural monitoring system

10 Jan 2018: AT&T is launching a structural monitoring system for US railways and roads. more »

Foundations company fined after employee crushed by falling rock

Foundations company fined after employee crushed by falling rock

9 Jan 2018: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is proposing US$212,396 in penalties after an employee died after being struck by a 2,600-pound rock. more »

Management contract awarded for $700m Denver airport project

Management contract awarded for $700m Denver airport project

9 Jan 2018: A joint venture of Turner Construction and Flatiron Construction has been chosen to manage the expansion of Denver International Airport in Colorado. more »

Safety barrier contract let for I-66 express lanes

Safety barrier contract let for I-66 express lanes

17 Jan 2018: The contractor for the I-66 express lanes project in Northern Virginia has awarded Smith-Midland Corporation a US$9m contract to supply and install precast concrete safety barriers. more »

Tutor Perini set to start work on WWII museum

Tutor Perini set to start work on WWII museum

17 Jan 2018: Tutor Perini subsidiary Roy Anderson is set to start work building the Hall of Democracy at the National WWII Museum in New Orleans. more »

Californian ecology project moves forward

Californian ecology project moves forward

16 Jan 2018: Further study is to be carried out of a proposal for improving the ecology of San Francisco Bay. more »

Work begins on first phase of $1bn Purdue University development

Work begins on first phase of $1bn Purdue University development

15 Jan 2018: A team of Balfour Beatty and Walsh Investors has started work on a US$86m apartment complex that marks the start of major new development at Purdue University’s campus in Indiana. more »

NAHB predicts stable market for multi-family housing projects

NAHB predicts stable market for multi-family housing projects

11 Jan 2018: The number of starts for multi-family housing projects is expected to moderate slightly this year and in 2019 but production levels will remain within the normal range, said speakers at a trade show in Florida. more »

Contract awarded for Rappahannock River Crossing

Contract awarded for Rappahannock River Crossing

11 Jan 2018: A US$101.6m contract has been awarded for construction of the Interstate 95 southbound Rappahannock River Crossing project in Virginia. more »

Team picked for Connecticut waste plant

Team picked for Connecticut waste plant

10 Jan 2018: A team made up of Sacyr and Manhattan Construction Group has been named preferred bidder for a waste treatment plant in Connecticut. more »

Gilbane picked for Air Force academy contract

Gilbane picked for Air Force academy contract

9 Jan 2018: Two Gilbane companies have teamed up to win the contract for reconstruction of a medical facility at the US Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado. more »

Toshiba sells bankrupt Westinghouse business

Toshiba sells bankrupt Westinghouse business

9 Jan 2018: Toshiba has agreed to sell Westinghouse Electric Company to a North American business services and industrials company. more »

Minority firms secure key roles in Obama Presidential Center project

Minority firms secure key roles in Obama Presidential Center project

8 Jan 2018: An alliance of national and local businesses has been appointed as construction manager for the Obama Presidential Center in Chicago. more »

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