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10/18/2018

Over the next decade, American Airlines will spend $1.6 billion to renovate its terminals at Los Angeles International Airport. The project, which broke ground Oct. 17, will entail upgrading check-in facilities at Terminal 5, connecting terminals on both sides of the building and combining the baggage claim and check-in areas.

10/18/2018

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10/18/2018

Low-bid contracts still dominate, but the best-value procurement approach is gaining rapidly. How can you win a BV contract based on cost- and qualifications-based criteria? A paper in ASCE's Journal of Construction Engineering and Management analyzes 162 RFPs to learn what was most effective. Read the results free for a limited time in the ASCE Library.

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10/18/2018

A National League of Cities report states that more than half of the biggest US cities are addressing autonomous vehicles in their long-term transportation planning, compared with less than 10% doing so three years ago. The report recommends that cities starting autonomous-vehicle pilot projects specify goals and metrics before working with private-sector partners, academics and others.

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10/18/2018

Toll roads in the US, Latin America, Europe and Asia have shown resilience as an asset over the past decade, states Fitch Ratings' report "Toll Roads -- 10 Years in Infrastructure." Urbanization and the dependence on commuter traffic gave toll roads stability amid economic downturns, although challenges remain in accurately forecasting traffic volumes, writes Cherian George of Fitch.

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10/18/2018

The Las Vegas Review-Journal has set up a 24-hour live stream of the $1.8 billion stadium under construction for the NFL's Raiders. "We can think of no better way to provide readers with updates than to give everyone a real-time view of the work that's taking place off Interstate 15," Executive Editor Glenn Cook said.

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10/18/2018

Woodbury Corp. revealed its $300 million plan for the former Great Mall of the Great Plains in Olathe, Kan. The project includes 200,000 square feet of office space; 300 apartments; 250,000 square feet of space for entertainment, retail and restaurants; two hotels; and a 4,000-seat multipurpose arena that the Kansas City Youth Hockey Association can use.

10/18/2018

Housing starts declined 5.3% in September to a seasonally adjusted yearly rate of 1.2 million, the Commerce Department reports. While the recent hurricanes are easy scapegoats, Zillow economist Aaron Terrazas says a "yearlong malaise" has affected the market for single-family home construction.

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10/18/2018

Balfour Beatty will oversee the construction of a 13-story, 319-unit building in Atlanta with prefabricated columns and wall panels from modular construction firm Prescient. Balfour Beatty says off-site prefabrication of those elements will make constructing the 325,000-square-foot tower more efficient than traditional framing methods.

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10/18/2018

PCL Construction was frustrated with the state of the sensor analytics market, so it partnered with Microsoft to develop its own platform that combines cloud technology with traditional data. The company has already seen tangible results, as the technology allows it to constantly monitor temperature and humidity on a major tower project in Edmonton, Alberta.

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