Professional sports teams across the NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB and MLS could all reach turning points in stadium construction next year. Tim Newcomb provides an overview of major developments, including Chase Center in San Francisco, Las Vegas Stadium, Los Angeles Stadium, Globe Life Field in Texas and the Seattle Center Arena.
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A combination of construction material tariffs and rising contractor demand has caused the cost of a public market renovation in Eugene, Ore., to go from $60 million to $70 million. However, developers still hope to start work in January, and the building owner says the added costs won't affect the project timeline.
The Illinois Department of Transportation has pushed the projected finish date of a $600 million Jane Byrne Interchange reconstruction to 2022, three years later than planned. The enormous reconfiguration effort is a "jigsaw puzzle" that's complicated by site congestion and timing challenges, officials say.
Modular construction isn't new, but the US hasn't fully embraced it yet. General contractor Skender is trying a new approach, taking the design aspect in-house to streamline production and give the company more control of the entire project.
The Joint Select Committee on Solvency of Multiemployer Pension Plans has missed the Nov. 30 deadline for reaching a bipartisan deal. Although people covered by the plans must be helped, the editorial board of Pensions & Investments says the process should not be rushed.
Portland, Ore., is taking a different approach to multimodal transportation in the city's core with a plan to improve bus transit and create protected lanes for bikes and pedestrians. The Portland City Council has approved $36 million for the effort, and the Portland Bureau of Transportation hopes to obtain the rest of the necessary funding to complete all projects in 10 years.
Strong winds hitting an almost 100-year-old transmission line could be the cause of the Camp Fire in Paradise, Calif., and that has forced the California Public Utilities Commission to address how power lines are managed during tumultuous fires. "It could also be corrosion on the support extension," says Dario de Ghetaldi, an attorney suing Pacific Gas and Electric on behalf of residents who lost their homes.
In recent years, architects and developers have been working closer together on construction, and the trend has opened the door for innovation. The synergy can lead to innovative designs in multifamily housing and help mend the divisive relationship that sometimes exists between designers, developers and contractors.
The most valuable property in Loudoun County, Va., is the Dulles Greenway, with a $367.7 million assessed value, the county's fiscal 2018 comprehensive annual financial report states. The road, owned by Toll Road Investors Partnership II, accounts for 0.45% of the county's taxable real property.
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