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Contractor picked to tear down Seattle viaduct

Contractor picked to tear down Seattle viaduct

21 May 2018: Contractor Kiewit has won a US$93.7m contract to tear down a major viaduct that is being replaced by a tunnel in the middle of Seattle. more »

British designer takes key role in regeneration of US landmark

British designer takes key role in regeneration of US landmark

21 May 2018: A British design firm has been playing a key role in a project nearing completion to regenerate the area around the Gateway Arch in St Louis in Missouri. more »

Alabama contractor fined over pay violations

Alabama contractor fined over pay violations

16 May 2018: An investigation by the US Department of Labor has resulted in an Alabama-based drywall and framing contractor being forced to pay US$110,641 in back wages, damages and penalties. more »

Arkansas picks Michael Baker for accelerated bridge project

Arkansas picks Michael Baker for accelerated bridge project

16 May 2018: Michael Baker International has been appointed to assist Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) with the state’s first accelerated bridge construction (ABC) project. more »

Tacoma light rail extension secures final piece of funding

Tacoma light rail extension secures final piece of funding

15 May 2018: The Hilltop Tacoma Link extension in Washington has secured US$75m in federal funding following advocacy by members of Washington’s congressional delegation. more »

Weitz wins Phoenix Sky Train contract

Weitz wins Phoenix Sky Train contract

15 May 2018: The Weitz Company has been chosen by Bombardier Transportation as design-build contractor for an extension to the PHX Sky Train guideway and its maintenance facility in Arizona. more »

Santiago Calatrava to create Chicago sculpture

Santiago Calatrava to create Chicago sculpture

15 May 2018: Spanish architect and engineer Santiago Calatrava has been chosen to create a sculpture at Chicago’s River Point Park. more »

Amtrak invites bids for Philadelphia station

Amtrak invites bids for Philadelphia station

11 May 2018: Amtrak is seeking a master developer to serve as its partner for updates to Philadelphia 30th Street Station. more »

Construction costs surge as trade tariffs bite

Construction costs surge as trade tariffs bite

11 May 2018: Officials of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) are urging the Trump Administration to reconsider the new trade tariffs, warning that they could drive the costs of construction goods higher still. more »

Solar panels to be mandatory on new Californian homes

 Solar panels to be mandatory on new Californian homes

11 May 2018: The California Energy Commission is introducing a requirement for solar systems to be fitted to all new homes as part of new standards that will come into effect in 2020. more »

Design unveiled for Denver airport hyperloop

Design unveiled for Denver airport hyperloop

23 May 2018: A team that includes Aecom has unveiled its initial design for a hyperloop station serving Denver International Airport as part of a planned Rocky Mountains service. more »

Terex appoints South Texan dealer

Terex appoints South Texan dealer

21 May 2018: Scotland-based Terex Trucks has appointed a new dealer for South Texas. more »

Department of Energy backs development of solar tech

Department of Energy backs development of solar tech

16 May 2018: The US Department of Energy (DOE) is making US$72m available for the development of advances in high-temperature concentrating solar power (CSP) systems. more »

Confidence in building market rises

Confidence in building market rises

15 May 2018: Builders’ confidence in the market for newly-built single-family homes rose in May despite concerns about the rising cost of lumber. more »

JCB signs supply contract with government wildlife service

JCB signs supply contract with government wildlife service

15 May 2018: The US Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) has awarded JCB a contract for the supply of construction equipment. more »

Clark Construction urges adoption of safer site helmets

Clark Construction urges adoption of safer site helmets

15 May 2018: Improved safety helmets have succeeded in preventing head injuries since being introduced for all Clark Construction employees a year ago. more »

New York tops global list for building costs

New York tops global list for building costs

15 May 2018: New York remains the world’s most expensive place in which to build. more »

New R&D funding targets energy efficiency

New R&D funding targets energy efficiency

11 May 2018: The Department of Energy is allocating up to US$34.5m for research and development (R&D) into building techologies. more »

Gilbane wins Boston fit-out

Gilbane wins Boston fit-out

11 May 2018: Gilbane Building Company has won a contract as construction manager for the 250,000 sq ft interior fit-out of the new Boston headquarters for technology company PTC. more »

Washington Metrorail platforms to get $400m makeover

Washington Metrorail platforms to get $400m makeover

11 May 2018: Washington metropolitan area transit authority Metro has announced a multi-year project to reconstruct outdoor platforms at 20 Metrorail stations using shutdowns instead of prolonged single-track operation. more »

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