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10/16/2018

Environmental concerns related to increased congestion are being raised about a $3 billion expansion and upgrade of San Diego International Airport. The scrutiny could cause a slight rewrite of the project's environmental impact report, which officials say is no longer on track to be completed by the end of 2018.

10/16/2018

Want to go from civil engineer to manager? Engineering career adviser Anthony Fasano offers pointers in the latest episode of ASCE Interchange. Learn how you can become a leader.

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10/16/2018

Have a great, forward-looking infrastructure idea? The ASCE Innovation Contest can help it become a reality. Open to professionals, researchers, and students, the contest's fourth edition includes a new award - Most Entrepreneurial. Learn more about the contest and enter.

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10/16/2018

Walls have been raised at the first building of the $10 billion Foxconn plant in Mount Pleasant, Wis., and the company has issued bids for a new round of construction work in and around the site.

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10/16/2018

A $2 billion mixed-use project that would feature a hotel, residential units and 300,000 square feet of retail space is under consideration in Sanford, Fla. The 110-acre site would also have green space and trails to attract foot and bike traffic.

10/16/2018

The Worcester, Mass., Redevelopment Authority approved a contract for Skanska USA Building to manage the construction of a 10,000-seat ballpark for Minor League Baseball's Pawtucket Red Sox. Construction is expected to start in July and wrap up in 2021.

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10/16/2018

The Trump administration's tariffs on materials used in construction have not caused health care projects to be canceled or delayed yet, but Andrew Quirk of the Skanska USA Healthcare Center of Excellence says it could start "weighing on the marketplace" next year. He says one positive effect of the tariffs is that it has expedited interaction among project stakeholders.

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10/16/2018

Some companies are tackling the construction industry labor shortage by developing new approaches to talent acquisition and stepping up adoption of digital tools to lure workers, Joel Galassini of Cemex USA says. In particular, Cemex has ramped up vocational school recruitment and placed greater emphasis on hiring women and veterans.

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10/16/2018

American Society of Civil Engineers member John Bennett and three others participated in the Greater Baltimore Committee's Transportation Summit, where Michelle Pourciau, the city's transportation director, called Baltimore a "city in crisis" due to the state of its infrastructure. Among the needs are $8.2 billion to improve rail infrastructure, more than $420 million to improve its structurally deficient bridges and about $170 in traffic infrastructure upgrades.

10/16/2018

A barge struck the Sunshine Bridge over the Mississippi River in St. James Parish, La., causing heavy damage to one of the load-bearing beams. The bridge has been closed indefinitely while repairs are made.

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