Construction
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3/24/2017

Construction crews have installed 65 roof trusses for the shopping walkway that connects the under-construction Little Caesars Arena with a mixed-use development in Detroit. The arena project could wrap up in September.

3/24/2017

German candy company Haribo plans to build a $242 million factory in Pleasant Prairie, Wis. Construction of the 500,000-square-foot facility is expected to be completed in 2020.

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3/24/2017

DPR Construction project executive Gretchen Kinsella is overseeing the $318 million renovation of Banner University Medical Center in Phoenix and recently gave birth there, making her feel that her life had come full circle. She is the company's youngest project manager and says her career advanced only because she was willing to speak up and express her views.

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3/24/2017

Elevators are among the biggest challenges for architects, engineers and manufacturers when creating a skyscraper, due to innovative building designs and the wind sway inherent in supertalls. A variety of new technologies are easing the ups and downs.

3/24/2017

A 140-mile repaving project will start this spring on Interstate 15 in Idaho, and more than 50 Bluetooth-enabled roadway sensors will be installed to inform drivers about travel conditions in the work zones.

3/24/2017

Sound Transit board members approved a $225 million increase in the contact for Kiewit-Hoffman to build 7 miles of the track between Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., along Interstate 90. One reason for the increase: the technical challenges engineers face in building the track over a floating bridge.

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3/24/2017

Construction appears to have stalled at the massive American Dream Meadowlands project in New Jersey, and the developer, Triple Five, has given no indication when or if it will resume work. The developer has delayed a bond sale to fund the project, and the contractor for the project, PCL Construction, has no comment.

3/24/2017

Developers of a 32-story tower and a 33-story tower are going head-to-head for the same site in Des Moines, Iowa, and the city's economic development staff is about to make a recommendation, with the City Council deciding April 3. Joel Aschbrenner gives a breakdown of each building.

3/24/2017

It's estimated that US infrastructure needs $4.6 trillion in repairs and upgrades, but where that will come from is a conundrum. "We need more money coming into the system to pay for all the operations and maintenance and capital needs that we have," said IBTTA's Patrick Jones, who would like to see wider use of public-private partnerships.

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3/24/2017

Auditors recently reviewed the financial records at the New York State Bridge Authority, and the results "confirm that the Bridge Authority is in strong financial shape and has done an outstanding job of maintaining its facilities." Revenue at the authority was up $2.3 million, or 4.1%, between 2015 and 2016, and total crossings rose 4.24%.