Cree will soon name a general contractor to build a $1 billion factory near Utica, N.Y., CEO Gregg Lowe says. Hiring has begun, and construction is expected to begin this winter.
The Tropicana Avenue-Interstate 15 interchange in Las Vegas is on track to begin construction in 2021. The $200 million project is expected to relieve congestion and connect drivers to the Las Vegas Strip, T-Mobile Arena and Allegiant Stadium.
The developer behind repurposing of The Kansas City Star's former headquarters has submitted a plan for a $350 million mixed-use project in the Crossroads Arts District in Kansas City, Mo. The plan calls for a combination of new construction, added density and preservation of buildings.
Attitude and fit when it comes to adoption of technology in architecture, engineering and construction are much more important than the products themselves, Randy Deutsch said at the World Summit on Digital Built Environment. Superusers, not individual platforms, are key to optimizing efficiency through digital transformation, Deutsch said.
Autodesk is advancing offerings for construction and the environment by incorporating gaming software into design tools, executives said during the Autodesk University event. Other trends they noted include increased use of automation and generative design, less material waste and decreased use of project life cycle management.
Kim Slowey looks at key changes in leadership across the construction industry this year, with turnover coming from within the ranks and from outside sources. Leading the list is the appointment of Jean Abiassi as chief of the building and specialty contractors groups at Tutor Perini.
Senate Republicans have introduced a proposal to change the multiemployer pension system and to prevent insolvency of the multiemployer program of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. by 2025. The plan aims to secure workers' and retirees' benefits, as well as plans at risk of failure.
The Labor Department Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs' Technical Assistance Guide for construction contractors provides an overview of regulations and offers fresh guidance and suggestions for best practices.
A speedy six-month rebuild of California's Oroville Dam spillway after a break in early 2017 has earned recognition by the American Society of Civil Engineers as one of 10 outstanding civil engineering projects. Another is the West Vancouver Freight Access project in Washington, which added a new rail segment passing under a railroad bridge to connect a BNSF railroad line to the Port of Vancouver.
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