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Crack forces closure of new $2.2bn San Francisco transit hub

Crack forces closure of new $2.2bn San Francisco transit hub

26 Sep 2018: Discovery of a fissure in a steel beam has forced the temporary closure of a major new interchange at the heart of a US$6bn transport project in San Francisco. more »

Port of Long Beach moves forward with $870m rail project

Port of Long Beach moves forward with $870m rail project

25 Sep 2018: A US$870m budget has been approved for the construction of project to improve the transfer of cargo at the Port of Long Beach in California. more »

Small airports share $205m in grants

Small airports share $205m in grants

28 Sep 2018: The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has awarded US$205m in grants for infrastructure work at small airports in 34 states. more »

Metropolitan Museum of Art awards renovation contract

Metropolitan Museum of Art awards renovation contract

28 Sep 2018: New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art has awarded Skanska a US$118m contract for refurbishment work. more »

US Army orders 180 more JCB excavators

US Army orders 180 more JCB excavators

27 Sep 2018: The United States Army has awarded JCB a US$72.8m extension to its current contract for High Mobility Engineer Excavators (HMEEs). more »

OSHA issues fines over Miami bridge collapse

OSHA issues fines over Miami bridge collapse

25 Sep 2018: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited five companies for safety violations in connection with the collapse in March of a pedestrian bridge under construction in Florida. more »

Go-ahead given for early start on LA Purple Line

Go-ahead given for early start on LA Purple Line

24 Sep 2018: Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has been given federal approval to award a major tunneling contract and press ahead with early works on the next section of its Purple Line Extension. more »

New York interstate to be turned into a boulevard

New York interstate to be turned into a boulevard

24 Sep 2018: New York has received federal approval for a project to turn a short stretch of interstate expressway into a boulevard with improved links to the Bronx River waterfront and Starlight Park. more »

California-Las Vegas high-speed rail project changes hands

California-Las Vegas high-speed rail project changes hands

18 Sep 2018: There has been a change in ownership of a project to develop a high-speed rail project linking Southern California and Las Vegas. more »

Construction Supply Group buys Californian distributor

Construction Supply Group buys Californian distributor

18 Sep 2018: Construction Supply Group (CSG) has bought a Californian distributor – its 10th acquisition since being formed two years ago. more »

Walsh lands Orange County streetcar contract

Walsh lands Orange County streetcar contract

25 Sep 2018: Walsh Construction has been awarded a US$220.5m contract to build for the first modern streetcar in Orange County’ (OC), California. more »

Skills shortages hold back construction job rises

Skills shortages hold back construction job rises

24 Sep 2018: The majority of states – 45 plus the District of Columbia – experienced an increase in construction jobs in the year to August, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). more »

Corps of Engineers awards major dredging contracts

Corps of Engineers awards major dredging contracts

28 Sep 2018: Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company has won two contracts with a combined value of more than US$250m to improve access to two Florida harbors. more »

Insured losses from Hurricane Florence could reach $5bn

Insured losses from Hurricane Florence could reach $5bn

27 Sep 2018: Risk modelling and analytics firm RMS has estimated that the insured losses for Hurricane Florence could be up to US$5bn but that 70% of flood losses are likely to be uninsured. more »

Skanska wins Texas college contract

Skanska wins Texas college contract

27 Sep 2018: Skanska has signed the construction contract for a new college campus in Texas. more »

Nabholz to build pop culture museum

Nabholz to build pop culture museum

24 Sep 2018: Nabholz has won the construction contract for the Oklahoma Museum of Pop Culture (OKPOP), which will be built in Tulsa. more »

ThyssenKrupp lands Hudsons Yard elevator contract

ThyssenKrupp lands Hudsons Yard elevator contract

24 Sep 2018: ThyssenKrupp has secured a contract to install more than 100 elevator and escalator units at the huge Hudson Yards development in New York. more »

Skanska signs contract for Connecticut refurb

Skanska signs contract for Connecticut refurb

24 Sep 2018: Skanska has signed a US$111m contract renovate an academic building in Connecticut. more »

HyperloopTT moves forward with regulatory framework

HyperloopTT moves forward with regulatory framework

18 Sep 2018: Initial safety requirements, certification guidelines and an insurance framework have been produced for planned hyperloop high-speed transport services. more »

Two companies cited over fatal fall

Two companies cited over fatal fall

18 Sep 2018: The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has cited two companies for safety violations after an employee suffered fatal injuries at a site Utica, Mississippi. more »

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