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Wates signs up for more Cardiff house-building

Wates signs up for more Cardiff house-building

Cardiff Council has appointed Wates Residential to deliver the next two phases of its 10-year Cardiff Living partnership.
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Houston Ship Channel Bridge officials hire new engineer

The Harris County Commissioners Court voted to move forward with COWI North America for $24.9 million as the replacement for FIGG Bridge Engineers, which was fired from the project in August.
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Investment in New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Would Yield Major Benefits for Garden State, ARTBA Chief Economist Testifies

News Investment in New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure Would Yield Major Benefits for Garden State, ARTBA Chief Economist Testifies  (WASHINGTON)— Investing in New Jersey’s drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure provides an immediate economic boost while creating long-lasting benefits for businesses and residents, American Road & Transportation Builders […]
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BIM provider gets a boost from Fortnite developer

Using a gaming engine, Tridify said its streaming service will increase efficiency and make it easier to view BIM models on mobile devices.
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Tesla Plant Construction Can Resume as Water Blockade Lifts

Construction at Tesla Inc.'s plant in Gruenheide, Brandenburg, can restart after the water was turned back on, German water provider …
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Louisiana Transportation Chief, Pennsylvania and Indiana Projects & ACS Infrastructure Development Executive Receive National Public-Private Partnership Awards

Louisiana Transportation Chief, Pennsylvania and Indiana Projects & ACS Infrastructure Development Executive Receive National Public-Private Partnership Awards

News Louisiana Transportation Chief, Pennsylvania and Indiana Projects & ACS Infrastructure Development Executive Receive National Public-Private Partnership Awards  WASHINGTON – The Pennsylvania Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, the State Street Redevelopment Project in Indiana, Louisiana Transportation Secretary Dr. Shawn Wilson and ACS Infrastructure Development Vice President of Project […]
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House Passes Bill to Encourage Incentive Payments to Speed Airport Projects

Proposal would make incentive payments eligible for federal grants.

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Multiplex lined up for $1.5bn Melbourne hospital

A team that includes Multiplex as builder has been named as preferred bidder for the new Footscray Hospital in Melbourne, Australia.
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AIA New York urges architects to ‘stop designing harmful spaces of incarceration’

The American Institute of Architects’ New York chapter (AIANY) is calling on architects to no longer “design unjust, cruel, or harmful spaces of incarceration within the current United States justice system, such as prisons, jails, detention centers, and police stations.”
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Hyperion Secondary Effluent Pump Station Improvements: Water/Environment

For this project, crews constructed a 30-ft-deep, below-grade pump station with three 21-million-gallons-per-day (MGD) medium-voltage pumping units and a 3-MW emergency generator.

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Expand Electrical Distribution System at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory: Specialty Contracting

This project provided a new underground power duct bank system and manholes between multiple substations that serve a mission-critical federal government facility.

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The Aliso: Residential/Hospitality

Constructed on one large 5.85-acre foundation, the Aliso features five apartment and two amenity buildings, with 472 residential units, 774 vehicle spaces, commercial space, pool and deck areas and common spaces.

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Falkirk Council approves £43m scheme for new HQ

Falkirk Council has approved plans for a new headquarters building that will also include a 550-seat theatre and a library.
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Doosan's new demolition excavators

Doosan's new demolition excavators

The DX235DM is the first of three new high reach demolition excavators being launched by Doosan this year.
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London backing for Holme Valley builder

Regional housebuilder Yorkshire Country Properties has formed a partnership with a London real estate investor to support development opportunities.
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Two more nooses found on Toronto hospital jobsite

Leaders of contractor EllisDon plan to address workers today at the site, which had two other noose incidents this summer.
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Ways To Improve the Look of Your Walls

If you're looking for a less time-consuming home improvement project, consider tackling your walls. Read this guide for three easy ways to improve …
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FDOT: Barge-Damaged Pensacola Bridge Needs Multiple Spans Rebuilt

Damage to three-mile-long north Florida crossing occurred after Hurricane Sally caused multiple construction barges to become unmoored.

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New Construction Starts in April Pull Back 13 Percent


New Construction Starts in April Pull Back 13 Percent

The value of new construction starts in April fell 13% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $674.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Lower in December

The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.9% in December to 151.9 (2000=100) from the revised November reading of 159.7.

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Chinese yard to make Scottish caissons

Jackets and suction caissons for Scotland’s biggest offshore wind farm are to be made in China.
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Dodge Data & Analytics to Showcase Technology, Data Insights For Design and Construction Professionals at 2017 AIA Conference

Dodge Data & Analytics will showcase its set of software tools and data-driven insights for the design and build community at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Conference in Orlando, April 27-29 at the Orange County Convention Center, booth #2211.

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Precast vs. pre-engineered metal buildings

Precast vs. pre-engineered metal buildings

Fabcon precast panels provide speed, performance, and versatility that can impress building owners, architects, and general contractors alike.
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Forterra brick sales rebound to 90% normal

Masonry products manufacturer Forterra is sounding optimistic despite posting a half-year loss of £23.3m.
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Plans move forward for Millport flood protection scheme

Proposals for the Millport coastal flood protection scheme in North Ayrshire have been given preliminary backing by the council.
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Winvic profits slide despite record turnover

Financial results filed by Winvic Group Ltd show record turnover but profitability in retreat.
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The Impacts of COVID-19 on DIYer and Pro Behavior

The impacts of the current pandemic are widespread, and the construction industry (and its economy) is no stranger to its effects. The impact of COVID-19 on home improvement projects has become a challenge for many manufacturers and retailers.
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UK Construction Sector Growth Slows In August

UK Construction Sector Growth Slows In August

LONDON (dpa-AFX) – The UK construction sector growth moderated in August from a near five-year high largely due to the lack of new work to replace completed contracts, survey results from IHS Markit s …
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Strabag starts on €700m motorway project

Strabag has officially begun work on the A49 public-private partnership (PPP) motorway scheme in Germany.
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Pulse: Project News for the Week of September 7, 2020

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Dept. is planning to carry out a Highway 71 improvement project.

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Bloomington Cable Television, Sept. 4-10

6 p.m. Bloomington Home Improvement Fair: Options for Powering Your Home with Renewables. 6:30 p.m. 2019 Football: Henry Sibley at Jefferson.
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Ten Minutes With Berkley's Eric Smentowski

Ten Minutes With Berkley's Eric Smentowski

Insurance firm fills in industry gap with new faulty workmanship coverage.

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Studio Ma unveils sophisticated, sustainable housing in Arizona

Studio Ma has completed their much-anticipated The Hollyhock residential complex, a more sustainable and denser housing project, in Phoenix, Arizona. The modern, comfortable, and sophisticated collection of 11 townhouses connected by walkable, neighborly courtyards is a speculative infill multifamily housing development in the architecturally noteworthy Arcadia neighborhood of Phoenix.
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Amazon’s new stadium to be the world’s first net-zero-carbon certified arena

Tech giant Amazon has secured naming rights to the new home of Seattle’s to-be-named National Hockey League (NHL) team and Women’s National Basketball Association’s (WNBA’s) Seattle Storm, and is calling it Climate Pledge Arena. The name refers to The Climate Pledge, launched in 2019 by Amazon and Global Optimism, which calls on signatories to be net-zero carbon across their businesses by 2040—a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement.
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Construction underway on new Dollar General store in Henderson

HENDERSON, Texas (KLTV) – Construction has already started on another Dollar General that will be located in Henderson. The store will be located …
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Seagate completes construction of observation pier at Hill Tide Estates

Seagate Development Group announced it has completed construction of an observation pier at Hill Tide Estates, a 9.98-acre gated enclave on the …
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Key Portion of .7B Light-Rail Job Completed in Seattle

Key Portion of $3.7B Light-Rail Job Completed in Seattle

Atkinson constructed a tunnel nearly 4,000 ft long.

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Watch ENR's Virtual Award of Excellence Events on Demand

Moving ENR’s Award of Excellence celebration to an online platform this year allowed us to reimagine what was possible in this format. 

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Interest Increases in 'Smog-Eating' Pavements

Airports, highways and civic structures are testbeds for patented technology that uses titanium dioxide to capture pollutants, particularly nitrogen oxides, in pavements—creating “smog-eating roads.”

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Springfield DPW updates coming construction projects

These projects may impact traffic in the construction areas and drivers may want to find alternative routes. Utility. Baird Trace from Bairdcrest Road …
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2020 CSI Honors & Awards recipients

The nominations were collected, and the final list is here! Congratulations to the 2020 CSI Honors & Awards recipients, who will be recognized at the virtual Honors & Awards ceremony taking place later this fall. 
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JF Ahern Named ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year

JF Ahern Named ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year

JF Ahern, a mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection engineer with a strong array of prefabrication capabilities, is ENR Midwest Specialty Contractor of the Year.

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Doosan freshens wheeled loader for Stage V

Doosan has given its new DL420-7 Stage V wheeled loader not just a new engine but a new cab too.
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Trump reimposes tariffs on aluminum imports

In a controversial move, President Donald Trump has imposed a 10 per cent tariff on unalloyed, unwrought aluminum imports from Canada, effective August 16.
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PHOTOS: Get An Aerial View of New Lucite Pylons and Fountain Construction at EPCOT

… friend in the skies, bioreconstruct, has shared an aerial view of Spaceship Earth at EPCOT and the construction happening in front of it.
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Grants Available to Support Independent Living

Durham County Council's Home Improvement Agency helps disabled and vulnerable residents access grants to adapt their homes to meet their needs.
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