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03/03/2015Design for New U.S. Steel Headquarters Pays Homage to Pittsburgh's Industrial Past

March 03--The new U.S. Steel headquarters is designed to pay homage to the steelmaker while serving as a catalyst for development of the former Civic Arena site in the lower Hill District. Those goals are contained in a final land development plan filed with the city Friday by developer Clayco Realty Group in anticipation of starting construction of the five-story, 285,000-square-foot building ...
03/04/2015Discovery of Possible Forged Bonds Halts Redevelopment Project in Hastings, Minn.

March 04--In an unusual case that has city officials perplexed, the city of Hastings announced Tuesday that it may have been the victim of a document forgery crime. Bonds delivered to the city for a riverfront revitalization project may have been altered or forged, rendering them invalid and causing the city to suspend an ongoing construction project. RSI Associates, Inc., the general ...
03/02/2015Chicago Cubs Expect a Dusty Year Amid Extensive Wrigley Field Renovations

Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — When the Chicago Cubs open their season at Wrigley Field next month, players and fans may feel alike may feel a bit like a homeowner who lives in a house where workers are tearing apart the kitchen. Members of the media were led on a tour Monday of the bowels of the Major League Baseball's second-oldest ballpark, which has become a forest of beams and pipes on a ...
03/02/2015China, Japan Compete for Thailand High-Speed Railway Project

SHANGHAI, March 2, SinoCast -- The Chinese government plans to extend high-speed railways to Thailand and realize joint operation of high-speed railway in China and Thailand. Therefore, China provides huge amounts of loans. However, Thailand believes that lending rate is too high and clauses are too harsh. The two countries reached a high-speed railway joint construction agreement in December ...
03/03/2015Maine DOT Seeks to Double Bridge Funding in State Budget

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine needs to consider borrowing money and reallocating resources to find an additional $70 million annually to ensure the safety of the state's bridges and prevent significant long-term costs, transportation officials told lawmakers Tuesday. The Maine Department of Transportation currently dedicates about $70 million annually for bridge replacement and maintenance ...
03/03/2015Finalists Named in Milwaukee Lakefront Redesign Project

March 03--The City of Milwaukee has announced four design teams as finalists for a project that could transform Milwaukee's lakefront. Called the Lakefront Gateway Plaza, the urban design project promises to refashion and make more coherent a stretch of lakefront in and around existing cultural structures, such as Summerfest, Discovery World, the Milwaukee Art Museum and War Memorial, as well ...
03/03/2015Tutor Perini Seeks State Compensation for High-Speed Rail Project Delays

March 03--The contractor building the first segment of the California bullet train system said Monday it is seeking compensation for delays in the project and is not likely to start any major construction until June or July -- months later than state officials said just weeks ago. Ronald Tutor, chief executive Tutor Perini, said Monday the Sylmar firm has begun discussing compensation for a 1 ...
02/23/2015Indianapolis Prepares for Street Repair Blitz

Feb. 23--From Dandy Trail to Dean Road and Prospect Street to Park North Bend Road, the city is preparing a $34 million blitz this summer to repave broken, bone-shaking and battered streets. The first wave of resurfacing on nearly 200 miles of roads should start in March, and the first of the first will be three streets left unfinished from last year. They are: Kessler Boulevard from Illinois ...
03/02/2015$3.36B Doha Metro Project in Qatar Gathers Steam

Qatar's ambitious rail project has gathered steam with country poised to award a number of important contracts this year for the project, which is seen as a backbone in the country's developing infrastructure. A clear indication of its intent is the award of yet another component of the project, with a letter of conditional acceptance last month (February) for an estimated $3.36-billion deal ...
03/02/2015Editorial: Caltrans Promises Better Disclosure on Bay Bridge Bolt Issues

March 02--The latest and perhaps most serious construction problem discovered in the $6.5 billion eastern span of the Bay Bridge has implications beyond the thousands of Bay Area residents who use the bridge every day. Caltrans, the state agency that oversaw the work, is responsible for infrastructure projects throughout California including roads, tunnels and all kinds of bridges. The bolt ...
02/28/2015After Ten Years, Central Mont. Water Project One Step Closer to Funding

Feb. 28--After 10 years of meetings, paperwork, drilling and water testing, a project that could supply well water to about 5,000 residents stretching 250 miles from the base of the Little Belt Mountains to Roundup is one step closer to reality. "It's getting scary," joked Jim Kalitowski, of Harlowton, who is chairman of the Central Montana Regional Water Authority. "It's closer to either ...
03/02/2015Effort by Ind. House to Repeal Common Wage Faces Contractor Opposition

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Republican-backed proposal to repeal the state law that sets wages for public construction projects requires further study instead of a quick vote, opponents of the measure said Monday. Indiana contractors and business leaders gathered at the Statehouse to praise the economic impact made by union contractor companies and recognize the 10,000th graduate to get an Ivy Tech ...
03/02/2015Construction Spending Rising in U.K. Led by Surge in Home Building

PRIVATE home and commercial construction is picking up, industry figures show today, despite continued stagnation in public sector building. Construction activity increased by six per cent in the 12 months to March, led by a 12 per cent jump in private housing schemes, according industry analysts Glenigan. Private sector activity was also helped by a five per cent rise in nonresidential ...
03/02/2015U.S. Construction Spending Down 1.1% in January

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in January, reflecting weakness in spending on office buildings and other nonresidential projects and in government activity. Construction spending fell 1.1 percent in January following a revised 0.8 percent increase in December, the Commerce Department reported Monday. Spending on home construction rose 0.6 percent but spending on ...
02/24/2015Lawsuit Filed Over U.S. Corps of Engineers Flood Control Project on Rio Grande

Feb. 24--SANTA FE -- The environment group WildEarth Guardians filed a lawsuit Tuesday in federal court challenging a federal engineering project that its says threatens the health of the Rio Grande ecosystem from just north of Socorro to Elephant Butte. The project -- already underway -- also will alter hundreds of acres of key habitat of the Rio Grande silvery minnow, Southwestern willow ...
02/27/2015Work Moves Ahead on Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit Project

Feb. 27--Devices designed to absorb the violent shaking to the Golden Gate Bridge during a major earthquake have been approved for testing as work on the seismic upgrade of the span continues. The design of the final "Phase 3B" -- addressing the center suspension portion of the span -- is now underway and bridge officials hope to get bids out on the work at the end of 2016. Part of the process ...
02/27/2015Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant Official Expects Enough Money in Fund to Clean Site

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — An executive with the owner of the mothballed Vermont Yankee nuclear plant sought to clarify comments that environmentalists interpreted as a possibility the company might shirk its responsibility for cleaning up the site decades from now. At a legislative hearing Feb. 11, Entergy Corp. Vice President Mike Twomey was asked what would happen if a dedicated investment fund ...
02/27/2015High-Speed Rail Contractors Test Bridge Piling Near San Joaquin River

Feb. 27--Engineers for California's high-speed rail project spent part of Tuesday using explosives to batter a reinforced concrete piling near the San Joaquin River -- part of ongoing testing in preparation of construction of the bullet-train line in the Fresno-Madera area. The piling, buried deep in the ground with a small portion extending above the surface, was intended to test the design ...
02/28/2015Los Angeles Airport Could See Flight Delays Due to $250M Runway Project

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles International Airport could face flight delays due to a four-year construction project aimed at increasing the size of safety areas at the ends of its runways. The Long Beach Press-Telegram reports Saturday (http://bit.ly/1zO71TY) that the $250 million project will require closing one of the airport's four runways on a rotating basis. The project that began ...
02/26/2015Google Invests $300M in Fund for Residential Solar Power

Feb. 26--Google Inc. is making another large investment in renewable energy, but this time average homeowners could be the ones reaping the benefits. The Mountain View, Calif.-based Internet search giant said Thursday it would invest $300 million in a new SolarCity Corp. fund that would help finance the installation of residential solar power systems. Solar City said the fund would cover the ...
02/27/2015Former Shaw Exec Bernhard Combines Four E&C Firms Into Energy Services Firm

Formed under the holding company Bernhard, this full-service design-build energy infrastructure firm is changing industry rules to improve the cost structure of hospitals, universities and commercial facilities. As an owner's advocate with a total facility management process designed by TME as well as mechanical, electrical and plumbing construction and maintenance expertise provided by ...
02/25/2015More Subway Delays Ahead if NYC Can't Fund Transit Budget

NEW YORK (AP) — It's an ominous refrain, repeated endlessly in the same automated monotone: "Ladies and gentlemen, we are delayed because of train traffic ahead of us." Every New Yorker who rides the subway to work each day — all 6 million, on the busiest days — has heard that message echoed over loudspeakers when a train car comes to an unexpected halt. What most commuters don't realize is ...
02/26/2015Okla. Lawmakers Seek More Regulations on Wind Industry

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — With wind energy production in full swing in Oklahoma, legislative leaders are looking to impose some new restrictions on the booming industry. The Senate Energy Committee approved a bill Thursday by Senate President Pro Tem Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, to require planning for when wind farms are decommissioned and set minimum distances from places like schools or airports. ...
02/26/2015South Korea Renews License of Second-Oldest Nuclear Plant

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The South Korean nuclear regulator said Friday it renewed the operating license of the country's second-oldest nuclear power plant until 2022, overriding the objections of residents and anti-nuclear groups. The Nuclear Safety and Security Commission said that seven of nine commissioners voted to restart the Wolsong No. 1 reactor located in Gyeongju city, 275 ...
02/26/2015Plan to Bridge Dangerous Metrolink Crossing Stalled by Lack of Money

Feb. 26--A proposed $30-million to $35-million grade separation project that would have prevented Tuesday's crash of a Metrolink commuter train in Oxnard has been delayed for years by a lack of money, officials said Wednesday. The planned overpass project, which was first considered 15 to 20 years ago, would eliminate the Rice Avenue rail crossing at East 5th Street, which has been identified ...

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