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1/16/2017

Renderings and fly-throughs demonstrate the grandiosity of the $1.5 billion stadium under construction for the Atlanta Falcons. The stadium, which should be finished in June, features a retractable roof and a "halo" board where videos will run 360 degrees.

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1/16/2017

Construction in Chicago increased 20% in 2016, and the top six permits combined had a value of over $1 billion. Six projects, including the Wintrust Arena, are detailed.

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DNAInfo.com
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Wintrust Arena, Chicago
1/16/2017

Oil industry officials claimed pipeline regulations proposed by the Obama administration would cost billions, so the administration scaled back some of the rules. While the Trump administration will have the final say, the Obama administration still wants leak-detection systems installed and more inspections of pipelines in rural areas.

1/16/2017

The cost to build a new passage at the Soo Locks in Michigan's Sault Ste. Marie could be as high as $626 million, but the a report commissioned by the US Treasury Department says the project is "of major economic significance." It predicts the project could provide up to $1.74 billion in economic benefits, and Michigan's governor is pushing to have the project funded.

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The Detroit News
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Michigan, Soo Locks
1/16/2017

The $1.7 billion Queensferry Crossing in Scotland will contain wind-protection shield to protect vehicles crossing it during high winds. The 11.5-foot-tall barrier is described as "more like a thick hedge than a wall," that deflects some wind and allows some to pass through.

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BBC
1/16/2017

The "Your Work" exclusion found in a Commercial General Liability policy does not cover an additional insured when the only damage was to the named insured's own work, the Arizona Court of Appeals ruled. The court clarified whether this standard exclusion would permit coverage for an additional insured when the only damage was from a subcontractor's work, for example.

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Court of Appeals, Ariz.
1/16/2017

Tesla will build a 70-megawatt rooftop solar farm on its $5 billion battery gigafactory in Nevada, creating the largest such system in the world. The project will power the entire factory, and what's left over will be stored in the company's Powerpack battery system.

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Construction Dive
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Tesla, Nevada
1/16/2017

Honda is working with AT&T, Visa and others on connected-car features that allow drivers to use smartphones to pay for gas and parking. Honda is also developing other technologies, including voice separation approaches.

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Honda, AT&T
1/16/2017

BMW's ReachNow car-sharing and ride-hailing program has more than 40,000 users only nine months after its launch. ReachNow CEO Steve Banfield said the service, which is available in Seattle, Portland, Ore., and Brooklyn, will eventually give customers the ability to test BMW's first self-driving cars.

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GeekWire, Tech Times
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BMW, ReachNow
1/16/2017

The Federal Aviation Administration had been concerned about radar disruption at the Los Angeles International Airport from the planned $2.6 billion National Football League stadium in Los Angeles, but the developers have agreed to pay $29 million to install a second radar system. The stadium is part of a 298-acre sports and entertainment complex, and the deal with the FAA allows the project to proceed on schedule.