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Hampton Roads bidders opt for TBM method

3 Aug 2018: Latest advances in technology have resulted in the decision to use tunnel boring machines (TBMs) in preference to immersed-tube construction for the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion. more »

LafargeHolcim buys Colorado ready-mix business

3 Aug 2018: LafargeHolcim has bought a Colorado ready-mix concrete company – its fourth acquisition of the year. more »

OSHA cites Florida paving business over fatal accident

2 Aug 2018: A Florida paving company has been cited for safety violations after an employee sustained fatal injuries. more »

New York seeks developer for media campus

2 Aug 2018: Proposals are being invited for the development and operation of a TV, film and media production campus in Sunset Park, New York. more »

Winning bid shaves a year of I-440 rebuild

2 Aug 2018: Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has awarded a US$152.9m contract that will save a year on the original schedule for rebuilding the I-440 while avoiding total road closures. more »

OHL wins projects in California and Texas

2 Aug 2018: Spanish contractor OHL’s US subsidiary has won two new projects in California and Texas with a combined value of about US$95m. more »

Clean-up plan published for Hanford nuclear site

2 Aug 2018: A US$200m clean-up plan has been published for a 7.8-square-mile section of the Hanford nuclear site in south central Washington. more »

Construction spending falls from May’s record high

2 Aug 2018: June saw a decline of 1.1% in construction spending from May’s record level but there were widespread gains in the first half of the year, according to a new analysis by Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). more »

Washington contractor sentenced for wage theft

31 Jul 2018: Washington State’s attorney general has stressed his intention to continue prosecuting anyone who steals from their workers, following the sentencing of a contractor for criminal wage theft. more »

Construction of US wind farms hits record rate

31 Jul 2018: A record amount of wind energy capacity is under construction across the US according to latest figures from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). more »

SNC-Lavalin lands Oyster Creek decommissioning contract

31 Jul 2018: A US-based joint venture of SNC-Lavalin and Holtec International is to carry out the expedited decommissioning of New Jersey's Oyster Creek nuclear plant under a contract worth hundreds of millions of dollars. more »

Design-build contract awarded for $108m Virginia school

31 Jul 2018: The design-build team has been chosen for a US$108m Virginia school that is targeting LEED Gold certification and Net Zero Energy operation. more »

WSP to buy Louis Berger in $400m deal

30 Jul 2018: WSP has agreed a US$400m deal to buy US-based international professional services firm Louis Berger. more »

Sundt picked for El Paso water park

30 Jul 2018: The Texas city of El Paso has approved the construction contract for a leisure complex that includes a 50m-long swimming pool, a diving well and a neighbourhood water park. more »

Housebuilders warn of ‘looming $1bn tax on housing’

30 Jul 2018: President Donald Trump’s proposed 10% tariffs on US$200bn-worth of Chinese imports would represent a US$1bn tax increase on residential construction, according to the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). more »

Dallas airport secures over $200m in project grants

30 Jul 2018: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is to get federal grants of US$180m and US$31m for taxiway and runway projects. more »

Record-breaking elevator test tower to be built in Atlanta

27 Jul 2018: Thyssenkrupp is to build the USA’s tallest elevator test tower alongside new corporate offices in Atlanta, Georgia. more »

Walsh wins Tacoma Link extension

27 Jul 2018: Seattle-area public transport agency Sound Transit has appointed Walsh Construction to extend the Tacoma Link to Hilltop. more »

Sales of new homes drop

27 Jul 2018: June saw a 5% fall in sales of new homes according to latest data from the US Department of Housing & Urban Development and the US Census Bureau, though numbers are still up on last year. more »

Colorado to turn I-70 into ‘connected roadway’

27 Jul 2018: Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is to work with Panasonic to begin deployment of a system that will provide drivers and traffic managers with real-time information with a view to improving safety. more »

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