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Covered Bridge Rehab Out for Bid

The Vermont Agency of Transportation is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of the Seguin Covered Bridge located in Charlotte, VT.


US Wind Power Jobs Up 20 Percent in 2016

New project development and construction is driving rapid job growth in U.S. wind power. The industry supported 88,000 jobs at the start of 2016—a 20 percent increase over the previous year,...


US Ports to Create 1.6 Million Jobs

Over the next five years, U.S. seaports and their private-sector partners plan to spend $154.8 billion on port-related infrastructure, according to the latest investment survey by the Americ...


2-Tank Rehab Project Out for Bid in GA

Fulton County, GA, is seeking bids for the maintenance and rehabilitation of the East Bethany Tank #1 and the West Bethany Tank #2, located in Atlanta.


Reports: Construction Pulse Is Strong

From spending to jobs, all signs point to a strengthening construction market. Two recent federal reports showing a sharp rise in construction employment and a solid increase in construction...


TN Colleges Offer Concrete Degrees

Aspiring concrete industry professionals pursuing an education can now learn the craft via a new partnership between two Tennessee colleges.


OH Contractor Wins $2.3M Bridge Job

A Campbell, OH, contractor has been awarded the contract to clean and paint the bridge that carries US 62 over the Green River in Ohio County, KY.


UT Firm Wins Reservoir Lining Contract

Corrio Construction of Salt Lake City has been awarded a contract by the city for the repair and interior lining of the Perry’s Hollow Reservoir.


Construction Jobs Picture Mixed, AGC Says

As spending grows in nonresidential construction, data shows employment growth in that sector to be lagging, suggesting contractors are having a hard time finding qualified workers, a new re...


IDOT Seeks Bids on Lift Bridge Work

The Illinois Department of Transportation is seeking contractors interested in the renovation of the Joe Page Bridge linking Calhoun and Greene County, IL.


Heavy Construction Jobs Set to Rise

Declines in heavy and civil engineering construction are expected to turn around in 2016 in response to the long-term transportation bill, according to the Associated General Contractors of ...


Bidding Opens for Water Tank Recoat

Contractors are being sought by Owensboro Municipal Utilities for mechanical modifications and recoating of the Parrish Avenue Water Tank located in Owensboro, KY.


Yeager Bridge Up for Recoat

The West Virginia Parkways Authority is seeking contractors interested in recoating the Southbound Yeager Bridge in Kanawha County. The project involves cleaning and spot-coating 110,000 squ...


Bids Requested to Paint Water Tower

The City of Tracy is seeking contractors interested in the repainting of a steel water tower located in the California town.


2M-Gallon Tank Lining Job Out for Bid

The Lake Hemet Municipal Water District is seeking SSPC QP1 or QP2 certified contractors interested in the cleaning and relining of the Marshall water storage tank located in Hemet, CA.


Contractors Sought to Paint ND Bridge

The North Dakota Department of Transportation is seeking contractors interested in painting the structural steel members of the Grant Marsh Bridge in Burleigh and Morton Counties, ND.


Bidding Opens for FL Standpipe Rehab

Osceola County Board of County Commissioners is seeking contractors interested in the painting, repair and rehabilitation of an existing standpipe tank located in Kissimmee, FL.


$85M Bridge Rehab Contract Awarded

A Pennsylvania contractor will be performing the rehabilitation of the Liberty Bridge following an award from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


FL Contractor Wins $684K Tank Rehab

The City of Cocoa has awarded a contract to rehabilitate and paint an existing 1.5-million-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Caltrans Seeks Bids For Bridge Repairs

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is seeking contractors interested in performing surface repairs to two bridges in the San Francisco/Oakland region.


Uneven Job Growth in U.S. Construction

The U.S. construction industry appears caught between divergent economic trends that aid employment in some areas and hinder it in others, according to Associated General Contractors of Amer...


Bidding Open to Paint 3 CT Tanks

The South Central Connecticut Regional Water Authority is seeking contractors interested in cleaning and recoating three existing ground storage tanks located in the towns of North Branford,...


Nice Bridge Project Opens for Bidding

Contractors interested in the repair of the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge in Newburg, MD, are urged to submit bids to the Maryland Transportation Authority.


Bidding Opens for 1MG Tank Rehab

The Hanson Water Department is seeking contractors for the rehabilitation and repainting of the 1,000,000-gallon High Street Water Tank located in Hanson, MA.


FL Contractor Lands IA Bridge Contract

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA--A Florida contractor will be painting the Union Pacific Missouri River Bridge under a recent award from the Iowa Department of Transportation.


Apple Shifts Stance on Felony Offenders

CUPERTINO, CA—Saying it "may have excluded some people who deserve a second chance,” the world's richest company has reversed course on a controversial policy that had blocked some construct...


Industry Executives Feel a Pay Pinch

U.S. construction and engineering may be bouncing back, but one surprising player is not feeling the love: the boss.


DOL Offers $100M for Apprenticeships

High-skilled, high-growth industries will get $100 million in grants to expand apprenticeship programs, the U.S. Department of Labor announced.


Job Boom Spurs Calls for More Training

U.S. construction unemployment, which neared 20 percent at the height of the recession, has now shrunk to just seven percent, with 230,000 jobs added in the last year, a new analysis shows.


DOT Budget Bill Aims to ‘Grow America’

“Transformative transportation projects” that will save bridges, strengthen roads, extend rail, stabilize funding, improve safety, and employ millions of Americans are the promise of a $302 ...


Keystone XL Now Delayed Indefinitely

Two months after getting a green light from the U.S. State Department, the off-again, on-again Keystone XL project has hit a new red one. Or, at least, a long yellow.


Contractors Act to Avert Labor Pinch

A new plan aims to combat a shortage of skilled construction workers by pushing legislative and regulatory reforms that would make it easier to establish career and technical training progra...


Study: Workers Ready to Leave Jobs

Construction, engineering and building employers should step up their game if they want to head off a mass exodus of workers this year, a new survey suggests.


Construction Jobs, Spending Hit Highs

It’s shaping up to be a good year for the U.S. construction industry, which is seeing its highest employment rate in nearly five years and its steepest spending increase since 2006, the Asso...


Termites Teach Tomorrow’s Builders

Need a crew that will work independently, intuitively, quickly and steadily—even when the foreman’s not watching?


100K Construction Jobs Slated for Vets

Some 100,000 U.S. veterans are in line for “good-paying” jobs over the next five years, under a new initiative backed by the construction industry.


AIA Pitches Congress on Safety, Funding

Stronger bridges, safer structures, tighter buildings—and a funding mechanism to pay for them all—lead America's architectural agenda for 2014.


Braves Pitch New $672M Ballpark

‘The Ted’ is dead as the home of the Braves, as the Atlanta MLB team has announced plans to make a 14-mile, $672 million move up the road.


Building Jobs, Spending Keep Growing

U.S. construction unemployment hit a six-year low in September, on the heels of a four-year high in project spending the month before, the federal government reported.


Joblessness Drops; Jitters Don’t

Replacing old worries with new ones, the construction labor market in the U.S. may be swinging from glut to shortage in just a few short years, experts are saying.


Construction Jobs See All-Around Growth

Construction jobs are up and unemployment is down, with some of the most promising figures seen since 2008, a new analysis shows.


Milwaukee Awards $8.6M Bridge Rehab

The City of Milwaukee, WI, has awarded an $8,682,616 contract to Zenith Tech of Waukesha, WI,to rehabilitate the St. Paul Avenue lift bridge over the Milwaukee River.


Shipyard Workers Get Layoff Reprieve

Cost-cutting “furloughs” for shipyard painters, maintenance crews and other civilian defense workers have been put on hold as the Department of Defense weighs a stop-gap budget bill newly pa...


Shipyards Warned of Mass Layoffs

Threatened cutbacks by the U.S. Navy could soon cost thousands of American shipyard workers their jobs, BAE Systems is warning its employees.


Death Star Petition Gets Response

The Force was strong, but Obi-Wan Kenobi may still be the only hope for over 34,000 people who signed a petition asking the U.S. government to build a Death Star.


 
 
   

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