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Home builders call for action to recruit more women

18 Sep 2018: The National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) is calling for increased recruiting efforts such as pre-apprenticeship programs to help address the dearth of women in construction and the industry’s labor shortage. more »

Federal Transit Administration seeks to speed project delivery

17 Sep 2018: The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is introducing a pilot program aimed at expediting project delivery. more »

Pennsylvania expands openings for small businesses

17 Sep 2018: Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is expanding opportunities for small businesses through a new pilot program covering at least six projects. more »

OHL wins Florida contracts

17 Sep 2018: OHL subsidiaries Community Asphalt and Arellano have won two contracts in Florida with a combined value of US$53m. more »

Microsoft adopts Skanska sustainability tool

17 Sep 2018: Microsoft’s chief environmental officer has unveiled five tools and initiatives aimed at improving sustainability, including one developed by Skanska. more »

Pepper Construction to give Cincinnati Zoo animals ‘more home to roam'

17 Sep 2018: Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden has picked Pepper Construction as its general contracting partner for its ‘More Home to Roam’ master plan. more »

Tetra Tech wins Californian water contract

14 Sep 2018: Tetra Tech has won a US$60m contract to provide engineering services for water projects in California. more »

Woolpert to upgrade Pago Pago runway

14 Sep 2018: Woolpert has signed two contracts to rehabilitate runways at Pago Pago and Ofu airports in American Samoa. more »

Airports secure US$586m in grants

14 Sep 2018: The US Department of Transportation has announced US$586m in airport infrastructure grants. more »

United Rentals buys competitor for $2.1bn

12 Sep 2018: United Rentals has entered into an agreement to buy BlueLine Rental for approximately US$2.1bn in cash. more »

Construction input costs rise 6.2%

12 Sep 2018: Construction input costs rose 6.2% in the year to August, outpacing contractors' bid prices, research by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has found. more »

Contract awarded for Potomac Yard Metro Station

12 Sep 2018: Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) and the city of Alexandria have chosen the prime construction contractor for the Potomac Yard Metrorail Station. more »

Preferred bidder named for $1.4bn Michigan highway

11 Sep 2018: Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has named Oakland Corridor Partners as the preferred team of designers and contractors to rebuild and maintain the final segment of the I-75 modernization. more »

Grants awarded for innovative highway projects

10 Sep 2018: Nine states are sharing a package of US$8.4m in Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) grants aimed at advancing the use of cutting-edge materials, techniques and technology. more »

Construction employment rises but labor shortages bite

10 Sep 2018: Construction employment rose by 23,000 jobs in August - and by 297,000 over the past year – but labor shortages are preventing firms from hiring more workers, according to a new analysis. more »

Skanska wins Washington university contract

10 Sep 2018: Skanska is to build a new building at a campus of Washington State University (WSU). more »

Preferred team picked for LAX rent-a-car scheme

10 Sep 2018: Los Angeles World Airports has picked its recommended team to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a new consolidated rent-a-car (ConRAC) facility. more »

US Concrete buys Texan aggregates business

10 Sep 2018: US Concrete has bought a Texas-based sand and gravel producer and has also announced the sale of its lime operations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. more »

New NY Bridge opens

10 Sep 2018: The official opening has taken place of the second of the twin structures making up the US$3.8bn New NY Bridge – now called the Governor Mario M Cuomo Bridge. more »

Mabey completes rapid replacement of Puerto Rico bridge

10 Sep 2018: Mabey has completed a 19-day operation to replace Puerto Rico’s Rio Grande Bridge, which was hit by Hurricane Maria. more »

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