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Span Collapse Halts CA Project

A "full investigation" is underway into the massive collapse of a 150-foot-long viaduct under construction as part of an embattled freeway project in California.


DBE Fraud Dogs Federal Projects

Subcontractors willing to peddle their certified "disadvantaged" status to general contractors in exchange for fat public contracts are the targets of several new federal enforcement cases.


Managing 4M Square Feet—Under 1 Roof

Saddled with a gargantuan facility and an earful of criticism over how it has been run, federal landlords are seeking fresh ideas for their biggest operational challenge.


'Widespread' PennDOT Scandal Nets 10

Ten more people have been charged in what authorities call an extensive corruption scandal surrounding the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation.


Contractor Guilty in Army Plant Fraud

The construction supervisor, a Coast Guard veteran discharged for sleepwalking, spun tales of black ops, FBI connections, and secret Senate payrolls.


Paint-Stripper Bribery Draws in Others

A CEO indicted for bribing military base officials to buy his paint remover was the last, but not the least, person implicated in the plot, officials said Tuesday (Dec. 9).


Paint Stripper CEO Accused of Bribery

The founder of a paint remover maker faces up to 60 years in prison after his indictment on bribery charges and lying about whether his product met military standards, officials announced.


Rule Protects Contractors’ LGBT Workers

Catching up with many states and large companies, the federal government has extended anti-discrimination protection in the contracting workforce to sexual orientation and gender identity.


Grand Jury Calls MWBE Fraud Rampant

Government contracting programs set aside for firms run by women and non-whites are riddled with criminal conduct that has diverted millions of dollars over many years, a New York grand jury...


Painting JV Cleared; Suspension Lifted

The bird calmly stayed put—while the workers were there, and even after they left. And the one worker's lone fake card could have fooled anyone, especially in his stack of real ones.


Bridge Sub Held in DBE Contract Fraud

A Pennsylvania subcontractor is facing fraud conspiracy charges after allegedly allowing his company to be used as a DBE-certified front for contractors seeking federal contracts.


Shipyard Fined $1M in Coast Guard Scam

A Florida shipyard and its president will pay a $1 million fine for a scam designed to siphon off federal contracts meant for small businesses run by disabled veterans.


Solar Project Crew Gets $2M in Back Pay

Painters, bridge crane operators and other skilled laborers will share $1,914,681.50 in back wages and benefits they are owed for months of work on a solar energy project in a Nevada desert,...


PA Awards 558-Bridge Project

And the winner of an $899 million design-build contract to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges in three years is... Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners, comprised of the Plenary Group, The Walsh Gr...


DOT Hit on Contractor Suspension Data

The U.S. Department of Transportation is doing a poor job of managing its system for banned contractors, putting the entire government at risk of contracting with dishonest parties, a new au...


Painting Delay Costs $85K and Counting

Weeks of delays in bridge painting work have already cost a Michigan contractor $85,800, and the tab is growing with each day the work isn't completed.


Ike Memorial Clears Planning Panels

Despite scathing criticism, a controversial design for a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower will go forward with approval from two key agencies.


WTC Contractor Indicted in $600M Fraud

A New York City steel contractor and its CEO have been charged with defrauding a federal minority set-aside program to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts on the World Trade ...


Bridge Engineer Impostor Fined

He avoided prison for his crimes, but a Pennsylvania contractor will have to muster up another $50,000 fine for forging approvals on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states, author...


U.S. Suspends Contractors for DBE Fraud

Two New York construction companies and three people have been debarred from federally funded projects for three years following criminal convictions for a 17-year-long Disadvantaged Busines...


Probe Follows Sidewalk Swastika

A German contractor has apologized repeatedly for bricklaying that formed a red swastika in a pedestrian walkway in a shopping area in the German town of Goslar.


New Rule Nixes Contractor Pay Secrecy

A proposed rule would prohibit federal contractors from having pay secrecy policies, a move that will make it easier to address unfair compensation practices, federal officials announced.


Bridge Engineer Impostor Sentenced

A Pennsylvania contractor who admitted forging the approval of unwitting engineers on hundreds of bridge and highway plans in 13 states has been sentenced to house arrest.


Contractors Get Jail in Tax, DOT Fraud

Two Ohio construction executives will spend 21 months in federal prison after admitting to tax evasion and falsifying federal documents, authorities announced.


Ike Memorial Plan Slims Down

The celebrity architect behind the controversial Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has scaled down his much-criticized design, removing several massive ornamental structures and opening up the v...


Owner’s Plea is 6th in DBE Scam

The owner of a North Carolina paving company faces 25 years in prison after becoming the sixth defendant to plead guilty in a massive fraud that raked in government contracts by using a disa...


Ike Memorial Panned as ‘5-Star Folly’

After 15 years, $65 million in appropriations, and not a shovel of dirt turned, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission can add a congressional oversight panel to its growing list of cr...


U.S. Bridge, Highway Contracts Slump

State and local government awards for highway and bridge work have declined by nearly 14 percent in the first half of 2014, compared with the same period last year, a new analysis shows.


WV Bidding 3 Major Bridge Jobs

Two bridge coating contracts and one rehabilitation contract are all available for bidding from the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WV DOT).


Bridge Issues Raise Criminal Concerns

California transportation officials are in the hot seat over allegations of poor construction and whistleblower retaliation on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge.


Lead Rule for Public Projects Advances

U.S. regulators continue to build their case for lead-safe mandates on public and commercial projects, with the release of a draft methodology for analyzing exposures.


New Charges in PennDOT Scandal

Two more contractors for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have been indicted in a continuing state investigation into "massive and widespread theft, fraud, corruption, and money...


Execs Get Prison in Record DBE Fraud

The largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) fraud in U.S. history—300 contracts totaling more than $136 million—is sending two more Pennsylvania highway construction executives to pr...


Feds Suspend Painting JV for Fraud

An industrial painting joint venture has been suspended from government contract work following charges of destroying protected nesting sites and hiding employment of undocumented workers on...


Congress OKs 11th-Hour Highway Bill

With backs to the wall and less than three hours to act, the U.S. Congress agreed Thursday night to put a 10-month, $10.8 billion Band-Aid on the near-empty federal fund that pays for highwa...


U.S. to Order Contractor Disclosures

Federal contractors will have to own up to a wide range of labor law violations before receiving future work with the government, under a new order issued by the White House.


2nd Road Chief Gets Prison in Bribery

Two former Miami-Dade public-works officials have been sentenced to prison for their roles in accepting bribes from a manufacturer's rep to use the supplier's products in their jurisdiction.


4M Pounds Zip into Place

Blink, and you might have missed the recent replacement of two Connecticut highway bridges.


$148M Metals Hub Plans Detroit Digs

A new $148 million federally funded lightweight-materials manufacturing and research “ecosystem" is headed for the Motor City.


Rural Roads Risking Lives, Livelihoods

“Significant deficiencies and high fatality rates” are exacting a deadly toll on rural U.S. roads and bridges, with crashes and death rates nearly three times higher than on all other roads,...


$800M Settlement Ends RPM’s Year

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. closed out fiscal 2014 with news of record sales, an $800 million asbestos settlement, and yet another federal inquiry.


Paving Exec Takes Plea in $87M Fraud

The chief financial officer of a North Carolina paving contractor is the latest defendant to admit his role in an $87 million fraud scheme that used disadvantaged firms as a pass-through to ...


Navy Project to Spy Hidden Corrosion

High-speed, nondestructive imaging that can detect corrosion under marine coatings has taken a million-dollar step forward, under a new U.S. Navy contract.


Seattle Awards $2.8M Bridge Painting

A $2.88 million contract to clean and recoat structural steel on the 502-foot-long Fremont Bridge in Seattle has been awarded to Purcell Painting and Coatings of Tukwila, WA.


$5M Settlement to Repay 500 Workers

A New York general contractor will pay nearly $5 million to make good on wages and benefits owed to hundreds of its subcontractors' employees on a federally funded project. about bout 200...


‘Old Glory’ Tank Painting Up for Bid

Contractors have nine days to submit proposals for cleaning and coating the beflagged 1.5-million-gallon elevated water storage tank of Cocoa, FL.


Contractor Barred for Wage Fraud

An Arizona subcontractor is banned from federal projects for three years and is repaying nearly $200,000 in back wages after federal prosecutors found falsified payroll records on a highway ...


EPA Unveils Next Round on Lead Rule

It’s time for U.S. contractors on public and commercial projects to gear up for the next round of proposed lead-safe rules at those worksites.


Why Build a Bridge Too Far?

He was no engineer, but the kid who looked out over the Tappan Zee Bridge from his bedroom every day knew when something didn't make sense.


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 ...


Report: 63K Bridges Await Federal Fix

At least 63,000 bridges in the U.S. are structurally compromised, including hundreds on heavily traveled urban interstate highways, a new report says.


$70M GSA Revamp Set for 19 States

The U.S. government will slash a half-million square feet of office space, and relocate an unknown number of employees, in a $70 million consolidation plan that will trigger projects in 19 s...


Officials Cry Fowl on Painting Holdup

If only industrial scaffolding didn’t look so cozy and inviting—a place to curl up and call home. But apparently, it does—at least, if you’re a raven—and now, the town of Fair Lawn, NJ, will...


Tower Painter Falls to Death

Federal authorities are investigating the death of a 29-year-old painter who perished in a fall from a water tower in Virginia.


Menacing Contractor Admits Shakedown

A 67-year-old construction contractor may spend the rest of his life in prison after admitting that he forced his employees to kick back wages and assaulted a project manager at Fort Dix in ...


OH River Bridge Slides into History

It traveled only 55 feet, but the journey of a half-mile steel truss from its temporary piers to permanent ones has earned the Milton-Madison Bridge a place in bridge-building history.


$3M+ Bridge Painting Up for Bid

The City of Seattle is seeking bids for coatings work on the Fremont Bridge—a contract estimated at $3.3 million to $3.7 million.


Crashes Hit 45% of Work Zones

Nearly half of U.S. highway contractors report that their work zones were struck by motor vehicles during the past year, according to a new study by the Associated General Contractors of Ame...


A Tough Cell: Navy Seeks Prison Rehab

After a unanimous chorus of “thanks but no thanks” from other federal agencies, the U.S. Navy is again shopping a redevelopment opportunity for a century-old prison to the private sector.


DBE Fraud Costs Company $2.4M

A construction contractor will pay $2.4 million for faking a disadvantaged-business requirement in order to win a $39.6 million contract in Connecticut, the FBI announced Monday (April 7).


Rogue Barges to Cost Team $1M Monthly

One. Two. Three strikes, you’re out—out a million bucks a month, that is. That’s the warning to a construction team on a New York bridge project after its construction barges broke loose on ...


MWBE Contract Scam Ends in Jail Term

A 77-year-old Chicago contractor who agreed to use his company as a minority-owned front for companies seeking city contracts will serve 17 months in jail and pay more than a half-million do...


1 Contract: 5 Years, 500 New Bridges

Pennsylvania officials are inviting four teams to submit proposals for one contract to replace more than 500 bridges in less than five years.


New Contractor Hiring Rules Begin

Federal contractors must now comply with affirmative-action benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities, after a legal bid failed to block one of the rules.


100-Foot Span Slides into Place

Progress on the new $103 million Milton-Madison Bridge project is sliding steadily forward—if, occasionally, in sideways fashion.


Coin Toss Decides $4.4M Contract

What happens when two bidders on a government construction project submit identical low bids?


Hardhats Mobilize for Highway Funding

More than two dozen U.S. associations and labor unions are preparing to lean on Congress in a big way to secure the Federal Highway Trust Fund before it goes broke.


Tank Contract Firm Tangles with Feds

A senior engineer has pleaded guilty and three executives at an Illinois tank maintenance firm have been indicted in an alleged scheme to defraud the state's Environmental Protection Agency ...


EPA Lifts BP Contract Suspension

Nearly four years after 11 oil-rig workers perished in BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion in the Gulf of Mexico, the British oil giant is fully back in business with the U.S. government...


Google Firm to Rehab U.S. Hangar One

Deadlocked over a seven-figure coating bill, two federal agencies have decided to Google a solution.


More Tank Dangers Seen at Hanford

In a scenario he likens to the movie Groundhog Day, a U.S. Senator is reporting new disclosures of radioactive leak risks due to flawed tanks at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.


Tank Coating Work up for Bid

The City of Williamsburg, VA, is seeking contractors to bid on the interior and exterior cleaning, repair and recoating of two existing elevated storage tanks and one ground storage tank—a p...


$3M+ Dam Project Open for Bidding

The City of Tacoma, WA, is accepting bids for cleaning and coating penstocks, vent stacks and spillway gates—a project estimated at more than $3 million.


2 Plead Guilty in Painting Kickback

A paint department manager and industrial cleaning contractor have pleaded guilty to a kickback scheme stemming from a Defense Department contract worth more than $500,000, federal authoriti...


Bay Bridge Inspectors Rebut Critics

Naysayers who challenged the integrity of officials on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project skewed information to provide a misleading account, a new review contends.


Sherwin-Williams Sued over $3.7M Cleanup

Insurance giant AIG is demanding that the federal government and Sherwin-Williams pony up more than $3 million for cleanup reimbursement at a former munitions plant where bombs were painted ...


Keystone XL Clears State Dept. Report

The State Department has found no major environmental objections to TransCanada Corp.'s latest proposal for the Keystone XL pipeline, unplugging a major obstacle to the six-year-old plan.


Wage Hike Ordered for U.S. Contractors

Employees of federal contractors will see an increase in their minimum hourly pay to $10.10, under a new Executive Order signed by President Obama.


USAF Investigates Foam System Death

Three investigations are underway after a defense contractor was killed and three others were injured in a foam fire suppression release at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.


Inquiry: Bay Bridge Concerns Quashed

Critics were fired or reassigned, safety questions deflected, information suppressed, and a “malicious” lack of transparency shrouded construction of the world's most expensive bridge, a new...


U.S. Assets Get $9.3B to Spruce Up

U.S. border crossings and thousands of federal buildings will finally receive some long-overdue maintenance and repairs, green-lighted by the release of $9.3 billion in funds under the new a...


Aegion, PPG Land DOD Contracts

Corrpro Companies and PPG Industries have both just inked major corrosion-protection and coatings contracts with two branches of the Department of Defense.


14 States, 14 Paths for 2014

Where (if anywhere) does infrastructure fall on the radar of America’s governors this year? What are the states’ priorities, and how will they pay for them?


WA Hits Feds over Leaking Nuke Tank

The federal government is doing an “unacceptable” job of removing waste that has been leaking from a Hanford Site nuclear tank for at least 16 months, Washington State officials say.


Prison, Massive Fines in Historic Fraud

Two former executives of a Pennsylvania bridge concrete manufacturer are headed to prison in what authorities call the largest Disadvantaged Business Enterprise scam in U.S. history.


Feds to Query Contractors on Lead Plan

Do public and commercial construction projects need new federal lead-safe mandates to protect occupants and workers?


Corrosion Springs $17M Project Surprise

The unexpected discovery of “significantly corroded” structural steel at an Ontario redevelopment project has dealt the project partners an eight-figure repair bill—and a major beef over who...


U.S. Violators Reap U.S. Contracts

Major wage and safety law violations involving millions of U.S. workers are not preventing their employers from reaping billions of dollars in federal contracts, according to a new study rel...


House Panel Pushes Corrosion Covers

The Department of Defense is getting a little corrosion advice along with its 2014 budget plan. The message: Cover up.


U.S. Dismisses $117M Shipyard Bid Suit

The U.S. Court of Federal Claims has thrown out a lawsuit by a Virginia shipyard protesting the Navy's rejection of its $117 million ship maintenance bid—the highest, by far, of eight propos...


3d DOD Audit Rips USACE on Afghan Work

For the third time in 18 months, the Department of Defense is reporting serious lapses in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' oversight of multimillion-dollar construction projects in Afghanis...


$350K Tank Painting Up for Bid

The City of Modesto, CA, is seeking bids for the interior cleaning and recoating of a 1.3 million-gallon water storage reservoir—a project estimated at $350,000.


PPG Navy Contract Could Top $44M

PPG Industries could see $44.5 million in U.S. Navy coatings contracts over the next five years, the Department of Defense announced.


Contractors Sue to Block Hiring Rule

U.S. open-shop construction contractors have gone to court to stop a new federal affirmative-action proposal aimed at increasing hiring of people with disabilities.


Bridge’s 9-Year Paint Job Complete

After nine years and $56 million, the Lewis and Clark Bridge connecting Washington and Oregon finally has a new paint job.


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.


Bribery Scandal Snares 3rd Navy Leader

Alleged gifts of prostitutes, luxury travel and thousands of dollars in cash have led to charges against a third senior U.S. Navy official in a widening bribes-for-intelligence scandal invol...


4 Firms Share $50M Corrosion Contract

The U.S. Department of Defense has awarded four companies a total of $50 million in contracts with exclusive rights to compete for corrosion prevention work.


NY Dismissed from Bridge Painter’s Suit

The City of New York has been released from a multi-defendant lawsuit by a former bridge painter who alleges that his years on the job caused his lung cancer.


Teen Worker Falls from MN I-90 Bridge

A 19-year-old construction worker has been critically injured in a 45-foot fall from a $187.5 million bridge construction project into a cofferdam, authorities say.


Historic UK Shipyard to Shut Down

Five centuries of shipbuilding will come to an end next year, as British defense contractor BAE Systems has announced plans to close its dockyard in Portsmouth, England, the home of the Roya...


Contractor Ends Minority Case for $875K

A U.S.-based multinational contractor will pay $875,000 to settle discrimination claims involving hundreds of African American, Hispanic and Asian American job applicants.


Crumbling Capitol Dome to be Restored

Majestic from afar, but disintegrating from within, the U.S. Capitol Dome is about to undergo a critically needed $60 million restoration effort.


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.


L.A. Sues over Crumbling $240M Runway

The City of Los Angeles has filed suit against four construction firms that built a $240 million airport runway that is deteriorating and “unfit” after just six years.


Low Bidders Sue MnDOT over Award

The losing bidders for a $100 million interstate highway construction project in Minnesota have asked the state's Court of Appeals to review the bidding process for the award, which went to ...


Bids Open for Dam Refurbishment

The Toledo Bend Project Joint Operation is soliciting bids for the refurbishment of four tainter gates at the Toledo Bend Dam.


3 Held in High-Rolling Navy Bribe Scam

Luxury travel and prostitutes were exchanged for secret information and hundreds of millions of dollars in Navy service contracts, according to federal charges filed this week in two bribery...


Bids Sought for Water Tower Painting

The City of Winter Haven, FL, is seeking proposals from contractors to clean, blast and recoat a 150,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Sandy Sparks Remap of U.S. East Coast

The $50 billion in wreckage wrought last year by Hurricane Sandy has literally reshaped parts of the U.S. East Coast, prompting the federal government to remap vast sections of coastlines an...


Corruption to Cost Engineering Firm $1M

A once-powerful, now-ruined New Jersey engineering firm with a major portfolio of public and commercial projects will pay $1 million to settle criminal charges that it illegally funneled hun...


New Affirmative Action Rules Draw Fire

New hiring rules for federal contractors aimed at increasing employment of veterans and people with disabilities have sparked an outcry from a major industry association.


Construction Deaths Defy Declining Toll

U.S. construction deaths are back on the rise, even as the overall workplace death toll drops to one of its best records in a generation, the federal government reports.


Bids Sought for CO Tank Painting

The City of Glenwood Springs, CO, is seeking bids to repair, clean and recoat the interior of one of the city's 500,000-gallon water storage tanks.


BP Sues U.S. to Drop Contract Ban

British oil giant BP has filed suit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeking to lift a federal contract ban imposed after the company was charged with crimes, including mans...


Small Businesses Sought for Dam Bids

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking small business set-aside contractors for a painting project at Carlyle Lake Dam in Clinton County, IL.


Floating Bridge Changes Cost DOT $81M

After owning up to its mistakes, the Washington Department of Transportation will pay the price: about $81 million in change orders to the multibillion-dollar SR 520 bridge replacement proje...


Contractors Indicted in 10-Year Fraud

A North Carolina construction company and five individuals have been charged in a massive fraud that allegedly used bogus small-business and disadvantaged-business designations to obtain mor...


Bidding Challenges Focus of New Bills

Two new bills target the barriers that small businesses face in bidding for government contracts.


Contract Awarded for Coast Guard Boat

A U.S. Coast Guard navigation vessel will be cleaned and recoated as part of a recently awarded $63,000 contract.


Bids Invited for 10-Year Tank Project

Limestone County, AL, authorities are seeking contractors for an extensive 10-year tank maintenance project in Athens, AL.


2 Indicted in Navy Contract Kickbacks

Two employees of Navy contractors are facing decades in prison after being charged in a kickback scheme that allegedly traded bribes for Navy subcontracts.


Power Plant Tank Coating Up for Bid

Bids are invited to clean and recoat two fuel tanks once used for experimental nuclear power, the Nebraska Public Power District has announced.


Chinese Steel Riles U.S. Bridge Group

The U.S. steel bridge industry is firing back at a new report describing the growing use of Chinese bridge steel and alleging lack of “bridge expertise at home.”


Bid-Rigging Scandal Engulfs 15 Firms

Years of contract collusion involving six World Cup stadiums and hundreds of other public and private projects have 15 South African construction firms facing $140 million in potential fines...


Tacoma Awards $217K Coating Job

A Washington State contractor who was the sole bidder on an industrial coating project in Tacoma, WA, has been green-lighted for the job.


900+ Charges Rock Construction Empire

A notorious Quebec heavy-construction magnate with a long history of corruption charges has been slapped with hundreds of tax-fraud charges that could land him behind bars with millions of d...


Inspection Lapses at Hanford Leaked

An inability to inspect without written warning, an understaffed team, and missing reports are among the safety problems that federal officials have found with the Hanford nuclear site, a le...


Painting of 5 Tanks Up for Bid

A water utility in Maryland is inviting bids for cleaning, lead abatement and recoating of four hydro-pneumatic storage tanks and one elevated water tank in California, MD.


Bridge Projects in MO, AZ, PA Kill 3

Devastating bridge construction accidents in three states have claimed the lives of three workers in 10 days, authorities report.


Contractor Invited to Make a Splash

Collier County, FL, is seeking an SSPC-QP 1 certified contractor to paint and renovate a water slide at Sun-N-Fun Lagoon Water Park in Naples, FL.


Bidding Opens for Historic Lock Work

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking bids to rehabilitate the historic Flight of Five Locks 67-71 on the Erie Canal in Lockport, NY.


Historic Bridge Restoration Up for Bid

The Arizona Department of Transportation is accepting bids for the long-delayed renovation of the century-old Chevelon Creek Bridge—a project estimated at $1,379,000.


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.


Navy Engineer Admits $20M Fraud

A former Navy engineer has pleaded guilty to defrauding the U.S. government of up to $20 million over a 12-year period by billing the Navy for work that was never performed.


Congress Weighs Curbs on ‘Bid Shopping’

Subcontractors are hailing a new federal bill that would tie primary contractors firmly to their subcontractor commitments in order to end the practice of bid shopping.


$1M CA Dam Painting Up for Bids

The California Department of Water Resources is seeking bids for cleaning and recoating at the Los Banos Creek Detention Dam—a project estimated at $1,050,500.


Painter Electrocuted on Bridge Project

Authorities are investigating the death of a worker on a Kentucky bridge painting project that has been fast-tracked for early completion.


Women Contractors Get Break from Feds

Women who head painting, construction and other contracting companies may now qualify for larger government contracts, under a new change by the Small Business Administration.


Bids Invited for Covered Bridge Rehab

Pennsylvania is seeking contractors for coating and rehabilitation work on historic Schlicher's Covered Bridge, which spans Jordan Creek in the midst of a county-owned game preserve.


ASA Advises Contractors on ‘Obamacare’

Subcontractors who must soon navigate the complex dictates of the new federal health-care law have a new guide from the American Subcontractors Association.


Bids Invited for Coating 10 Tanks

The City of Bartlett, TN, is seeking maintenance and inspection services for 10 steel tanks in the city’s water system over the course of 10 years.


$500M Set for Sandy-Hit Water Works

Water-treatment facilities across New York and New Jersey will receive more than $500 million to tackle repairs and upgrades desperately needed after Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Environmental ...


Standoff Grips $120M Problem Project

Not so fast. That's the word from Montgomery County, MD, which has advised Washington, D.C.'s transit agency that it cannot simply bail out of a troubled $120 million project that it ...


Feds Do the Math on Maintenance

“Pay now or pay later” is the mantra of those who support rigorous maintenance of bridges, highways and other infrastructure.


Painting Contractor Cited in 2nd Death

A New York industrial painting contractor who lost two transmission tower painters in two deadly falls two years apart is now facing $35,000 in fines for new federal safety citations.


Historic NJ Bridge Rehab Awarded

The Great Falls Bridge, a historic span that once appeared in the TV show The Sopranos, will undergo rehabilitation by Anka Painting of Palisades Park, NJ.


Agency Wants Out of Botched $120M Hub

Already $80 million over budget and more than two years behind schedule, a $120 million Maryland transit center will not be used as planned because its structural flaws are too expensive to ...


Historic Bridge Projects Get $3B Boost

Three major bridge projects connecting Staten Island and New Jersey have taken a $3 billion step forward, juiced by new funding approvals from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.


Bids Invited for WV Bridge Painting

The second and final phase of cleaning and painting work on West Virginia's Hospital Bridge is now up for bid, following the project's $2.4 million first phase.


Judge Rips USACE over Katrina Failures

The many victims of New Orleans’ “tragically flawed” levees cannot prove that the Army Corps of Engineers caused the system’s failure during Hurricane Katrina—but even “if the levee was desi...


Bridge Problems Spur Shake-Up at WSDOT

Multimillion-dollar mistakes on a new, floating bridge near Seattle have cost the state’s lead engineer his job and fueled new legislation aimed at holding transportation officials responsib...


U.S. Green-Lights International Bridge

To cheers from both sides of the border, President Obama has signed a Presidential Permit that clears the way for construction of a new $1 billion bridge linking Canada and the United States...


Obama Proposes 6% DOT Hike in 2014

The nation's beleaguered bridges, pipelines, roads, rail systems, ports, airports, maritime operations and transit systems could begin upgrades in FY 2014, if President Obama's $77 billion b...


‘Pay to Play’ Charges Threaten Projects

The future of some public-works and other major construction projects in the Northeastern U.S. is uncertain following the indictment of a New Jersey engineering firm and seven executives in ...


Project Overruns Laid to Contractors

The general contractor’s “unreasonable” direction of subcontractors on an Air Force repaving project in Guam led to delays that will cost the parties millions of dollars, a federal judge has...


Artistic Bus Plan Spawns Bid Request

A local Alaskan transit agency has issued a fishy request for proposals—specifically, the development and application of a salmon-themed graphic design, infused with Northwest Coast Native a...


Feds Arrest ‘Godfather’ of Contracts

A Department of Defense employee and self-proclaimed “Godfather” of construction contracts at California's Camp Pendleton has been charged with extorting bribes for contracts, federal prosec...


The Bus Stops Here ... for $1M

After 18 months and more than $1 million, Arlington, VA, has cut the ribbon on its newest piece of infrastructure: a bus stop.


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...


Bids Invited to Paint Historic Weapons

The U.S. Navy is seeking bids for the cleaning and painting of historic weaponry at the 95-year-old Naval Support Facility in Dahlgren, VA.


Blasting Fire Hits Twice-Torched Sub

Just days after a shipyard painter was sentenced for setting two fires aboard a drydocked nuclear sub, fire crews responded this week to a new fire caused by abrasive blasting on the ship.


2 Indicted in Ft. Dix Scheme

Two construction managers are each facing up to 55 years behind bars and $750,000 in fines in an alleged scheme involving kickbacks and violence during a reconstruction project at Fort Dix i...


Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a D+

When the good news is that your grade has improved to a D+, there isn't much good news—but that is the current state of U.S. infrastructure, the nation's civil engineers say.


$10M Bridge Painting Project Awarded

The Blue Bridge will bring $10,070,000 in green to an Ohio painting contractor, under a newly awarded cleaning and coating contract.


Nuke Firm to Pay $18.5M in 10-Year Scam

A decade of “systemic” time-card fraud charged to a $2.6 billion nuclear tank cleaning contract will cost global engineering firm CH2M Hill Companies Ltd. $18.5 million in penalties and rest...


TX Firm Accused of Serious Fall Hazards

A commercial and residential concrete contractor in central Texas is facing $46,000 in federal penalties for allegedly allowing employees to work at heights without fall protection.


WSDOT Announces Bridge Coating Project

Washington State is seeking proposals for cleaning and recoating the Nisqually River Bridges—a contract estimated at $5 million to $7.5 million.


Bids Sought for Ballpark Water Tower

The City of Round Rock, TX, is seeking engineering services for the construction of a replica water tower at Dell Diamond ballpark.


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.


Obama Details ‘Fix it First’ Plan

Cutting red tape, increasing private investment, and designating $40 billion for urgent repairs are the three cornerstones of President Obama's new plan for U.S. infrastructure.


Maine Awards $2M+ Bridge Painting

Maine's Joshua L. Chamberlain Bridge, named for the state's famous Civil War son, will be getting a $2.1 million facelift from Olympus Painting Contractors Inc., of Tarpon Springs, FL.


Uptick Seen for 2013 Transit Aid

State and local funding for highway, bridge, and other transportation-related construction projects inched up to just over $117 billion in 2012, and the industry should squeeze out some gain...


Obama on Infrastructure: ‘Fix it First’

Urgent infrastructure repairs commanded top-level attention Tuesday, as President Obama called in his State of the Union address for a "Fix it First" approach to save the nation’s deteriorat...


SSPC Seeks Input on New Lead Rules

SSPC is recruiting data and reports from its members on federal regulators' plan to expand lead-safe rules to commercial and public-works projects.


Bridge Inspector’s Fatal Fall Probed

Federal authorities are investigating the death of an engineer who plunged 140 feet in a fall from a New York City bridge he was inspecting earlier this month.


$31M Awarded for MD Bridge Job

Liberty-Alpha III J.V., LLC, of Campbell, OH, has been awarded a $31,380,000 contract to clean and paint structural steel on a portion of Maryland's Memorial Bay Bridge, over Chesapeake Bay....


$17.6M ‘Big Mac’ Painting Contract Let

Atsalis Bros. Painting Co. has won a contract valued at $17.6 million to clean and recoat structural steel surfaces on the Mackinac Bridge.


Feds Revive Lead Rule for Public Works

After a season's hiatus, federal regulators have dusted off a controversial plan to impose new lead-safe practices on public works and commercial projects.


Ex-Licensing Official Admits Fraud

A former board member of the Idaho Public Works Contractors License Board who also had her own contracting company has pleaded guilty to fraud in obtaining government contracts.


Cleveland Seeks Station Facelift Bids

The Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority is inviting bids for platform repairs and coating work at two rail stations.


Concrete Mishap Spurs Bridge Work Redo

A brand-new bridge pillar on a highway project will be destroyed and rebuilt because the component's exterior is too thin, the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) has repor...


Bridge Work Blamed in WA Wildfire

Welding and cutting with power tools—activities prohibited at the time under local fire regulations—ignited last summer's $11 million Taylor Bridge blaze that destroyed 61 homes and more tha...


Worker Survives 90-Foot Fall from Tower

An employee of a South Dakota tank and tower maintenance and painting firm is lucky to be alive after falling from the top of a municipal water tower in northwest Iowa.


Historic Graffiti Restored at Alcatraz

Usually, painting graffiti on a historic landmark would invite a hefty fine, if not some time behind bars. But when the water tower on Alcatraz Island got a fresh paint job, the National Par...


$508K Tower Coating Awarded in FL

A Tampa, FL, painting contractor has been awarded a $508,250 contract to clean and recoat utility absorption towers within St. Johns River Power Park (SJRPP), in Jacksonville.


Exec Pleads Guilty to Political Fraud

A former executive of a large, politically connected New Jersey engineering firm has pleaded guilty to helping the company disguise illegal political contributions over the last four years.


5,800 Ask White House for ‘Death Star’

With the end of the world allegedly just two weeks away, it would seem much too late to begin hatching a new intergalactic weapon system. But if Dec. 21 passes non-apocalyptically, thousands...


Study: Low Bids Hide 'Staggering' Costs

Low-bid contractors who compromise safety end up squandering both public money and lives, argue three new studies that challenge the longstanding government contract process.


Robot Recruits Enlist in Paint Stripping

Robots wielding high-powered lasers may hold the future of U.S. military coatings removal in their hot little circuits.


Gulf Crimes to Cost BP New US Contracts

Citing a “lack of business integrity,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Wednesday (Nov. 28) that it was temporarily suspending BP Exploration and Production Inc. and affil...


Bids Invited for ‘Big Mac’ Painting

The Michigan Department of Transportation is accepting bids to clean and recoat structural steel surfaces on the Mackinac Bridge.


$2.6B 'Impossible' Megaproject to Begin

Patience is a virtue. And after years of practicing it, residents in the Louisville-Southern Indiana region may finally see a much-needed, $2.6 billion transportation fix become reality.


KY Seeks Bridge Painting Consultant

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is seeking engineering proposals from qualified consultants for a term contract to perform management and QA services for upcoming bridge painting project...


'Cliff' Scenario Threatens Infrastructure

The looming U.S. "fiscal cliff" could have disastrous implications for debt-financed bridges, tunnels, pipelines and other infrastructure, a global rating agency warns.


BP Hit with Indictments, $4.5B Fine

British oil giant BP will pay the largest criminal penalty in U.S. history and plead guilty to 14 criminal charges, including manslaughter, in the April 2010 explosion that killed 11 workers...


Tagger Worked for Graffiti Cleaner

An enterprising tagger linked to more than 100 episodes of graffiti in Burbank, CA, also later cleaned up the damage as part of his work for a graffiti removal company that contracts with th...


$4M KY Tainter Gate Painting Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has awarded a $4,208,704 contract to an Illinois contractor to clean and paint several tainter gates at Barkley Dam in Grand Rivers, KY.


OSHA, MA Contractor Settle for $200K

A “recidivist” Boston contractor with a “long history” of federal safety violations has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine and “significantly overhaul” its safety practices to settle a series of ...


Final Sentence Ends OH Painting Scandal

After spending six years in his native Greece to kick a cocaine addiction, a bridge painter has finally been sentenced in the United States, ending a massive Ohio bribery scam that dates bac...


Repair Bids Sought for 1885 Lighthouse

The Delaware Office of Management and Budget is inviting bids until Nov. 16 for repairs and recoating work on the historic Delaware Breakwater Lighthouse in Lewes, DE.


Orange You Glad You Paint Philippine Bridges?

It wasn't a trick-or-treat stunt: The Philippines government announced Wednesday (Oct. 31) that it would henceforth paint all federally owned steel bridges "International Orange."


MD Rebidding $10+M Nice Bridge Project

The Maryland Transportation Authority will accept bids Nov. 20 for repairs, cleaning and painting on the Harry W. Nice Memorial Bridge—a contract now valued at $10 million to $15 million.


SC Painter Awarded Historic Project

South Carolina’s Civil War-era Hunting Island Lighthouse will soon be getting an interior facelift.


Bids Sought for NFL Dome Floor Coating

The St. Louis (MO) Convention and Visitors Commission will accept sealed bids Oct. 18 for floor coating work at the Edward Jones Dome at America’s Center.


USACE Awards $18M ND Dam Painting

S&S Coatings Inc., of Spokane, WA, has been awarded an $18,271,224 contract to clean and recoat the 28 spillway gates at the Garrison Dam in central North Dakota.


Obama, Romney Map Infrastructure Views

With early voting set to start Tuesday (Oct. 2) to choose the next U.S. Infrastructure Steward-in-Chief, both President Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney have taken their creds and their plans to t...


OR Awards $9.3M Tunnel Rehab Project

An Oregon contractor has been awarded a $9.3 million contract for repair, cleaning and recoating of the Salt Creek Falls Tunnel and four half viaducts.


LA Awards $3.1M Bridge Painting

Louisiana’s Department of Transportation and Development has awarded recoating of the Horace Wilkinson Bridge over the Mississippi River to Hames Contracting Inc., of Alpharetta, GA.


Transit Venture to Pay $4.6M in Fraud

A group of transit contractors and subcontractors will pay a $4.6 million fine for allegedly misrepresenting minority participation on a federally funded light-rail project in Minneapolis.


VA Firm Awarded UHP Coatings Removal

The U.S. Coast Guard has awarded a $224,793 contract to UHP Projects Inc., of Newport News, VA, to perform water jet blasting services on various vessels at the USCG shipyard in Baltimore.


Ship Research Program Seeks Proposals

The National Shipbuilding Research Program has issued its Research Announcement (RA) 10-01 keep embedded link for 2011, inviting proposals in 10 general topic areas.


House Bill Takes Aim at ‘Bid Shopping’

Contractors bidding on public construction projects would be required to name—and use—subcontractor listed in their bids, to prevent the practice of bid shopping, under a bill now under cons...


Navy Awards $41M Corrosion R&D Deal

Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) has signed a $41 million contract with the Navy to develop a research program focusing on materials degradation and advanced materials d...


Bids Sought for $6M Aqueduct Painting

East Bay (CA) Municipal Utility District, will accept bids April 27 for painting, lead abatement and related work on the Mokelumne Aqueducts—a project estimated at $6 million to $8 million.


NE Power Station Painting Up for Bid

The City of Grand Island, NE, will accept bids April 7 for painting, lead abatement and related work on a combustion turbine enclosure at the Burdick Generating Station.


2 Indicted, $19.6M Fine Set In NY Public Works Scam

Two contractors face 40 years in prison and construction giant Skanska will pay a $19.6 million fine in a federal corruption probe into the abuse of Disadvantaged Business Enterprises (DBEs)...


Historic Lighthouse Painting to Be Bid

The U.S. Forest Service will accept bids in April for painting and restoration of the Point Iroquois Lighthouse Tower in Houghton, MI.


Thermico Wins Tridge Staining Job

Thermico, Inc. of Midland, MI, secured a contract of $48,880 from the city of Midland to stain wood surfaces and coat structural steel on the Tridge, a three-way pedestrian bridge over the c...


Paint Bids Sought for Mountain Tunnel

The California Department of Transportation will accept bids March 16 for cleaning and painting inside the Randolph Collier Tunnel under Oregon Mountain.


AZ Dam Blasting, Priming Up for Bid

Bids will be accepted March 3 for abrasive-blast cleaning and shop-priming of more than 100,000 square feet of deck plates on generators at the Glen Canyon Dam in Page, AZ.


Chicago Navy Pier Project Up for Bid

Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority will accept bids Feb. 25 for coating, waterproofing and related work on the city’s historic Navy Pier.


FL Plant Coating Project Let Amid Flap

A Florida contractor has been awarded a $137,000 contract for concrete coating and metal painting work at a municipal wastewater plant after the low bidder erred and a higher bidder lodged a...


PA Seeks Bids to Rehab Platt Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will accept bids March 3 for cleaning, coating and other rehabilitation work on the George C. Platt Memorial Bridge over the Schuylkill River in...


$5M Rehab Let for Quad Cities Bridge

The Iowa Department of Transportation has awarded a $4,997,472 contract for coatings, lead abatement and related rehabilitation work on the Iowa-Illinois Memorial Bridge to Civil Constructor...


Bids Sought for Capitol Dome Work

The Architect of the U.S. Capitol will accept bids Feb. 17 for professional painting and repair services for the Capitol Dome's cast-iron structure and masonry walls within the skirt area.


Bids Sought for USCG Cutter Painting

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will accept bids Jan. 31 for coating and other dockside maintenance and repairs on the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Kingfisher, docked in Atlantic Beach, ...


MD Bids Key Bridge Approach Painting

The Maryland Transportation Authority will accept sealed bids Feb. 3 for approach painting and miscellaneous repairs on the Francis Scott Key Bridge, a 9,086-foot-long continuous steel bridg...


Lubbock Awards Water Tank Rehab Job

Riley Industrial Services Inc., of Farmington, NM, has been awarded a $280,390 contract to do tank rehabilitation and coating work at the City of Lubbock (TX) Water Treatment Plant.


Painter Lands $15.5M Contract for 19 KY Bridges

Atsalis Brothers Painting Co., of Clinton Township, MI, has been awarded a $15,507,200 contract to clean and recoat 19 bridges in Kenton County, KY.


$10.6M FL Bridge Coating Job Awarded

Hillsborough County, FL, has awarded a $10,591,053 contract to American Bridge Co., of Tampa, to perform major repairs on the Platt Street Bridge.


Bids Sought to Rehab Historic Eads Bridge

Metro Transit of St. Louis, MO, will accept bids Dec. 21 for rehabilitating the city’s historic Eads Bridge.


Susquehanna Bridge Coating Project Up for Bid

The Maryland Transportation Authority will accept sealed bids Dec. 22 for coatings work on the Thomas J. Hatem Memorial Bridge over the Susquehanna River.


Bids Sought for FL Crane Coating Work

Broward County, FL, will accept bids Nov. 17 for crane coatings work in the Southport Terminals area at Port Everglades.


Hartman-Walsh Wins Painting Project

Hartman-Walsh Painting Co., of St. Louis, MO, has secured a $4,218,882 contract from the U.S. Army Contracting Command to perform interior painting in four factory buildings at the Rock Isla...


DE Contractor Awarded $9.3M Bridge Coating Job

Marinis Brothers Inc. of New Castle, DE, has secured a contract of $9,308,733.24 to perform coatings work and miscellaneous repairs on the Summit Bridge, which spans the Chesapeake & Delawar...


6 MG Tank Coating Contract Up for Bid

The city of Lubbock, TX, will accept sealed bids Oct. 13 for coatings application on the exterior surfaces of a 6 MG, 211-foot-diameter, welded-steel, water storage tank.


Abhe & Svoboda Awarded $41M RI Bridge Project

Abhe and Svoboda Inc. of Prior Lake, MN, has been selected to repair, clean and recoat about one million square feet of structural steel surfaces on the famed Newport Pell Bridge, featured o...


Buoy Tender Painting Project Awarded

Surface Technologies Corp., of Neptune Beach, FL, has secured a $47,260 contract to preserve bulkhead and outboard superstructure surfaces on the USCGC Elm (WLB-225A), a 225-foot-long...


Turner Coatings Awarded Plant Painting Projects

The City of Lakeland, FL, has awarded Turner Coatings Inc. of Mulberry, FL, a $461,706 contract to recoat the exterior surfaces of various structures at the C.D. McIntosh Jr. Power Plant and...


Bids Sought for Pittsburgh Viaduct

The City of Pittsburgh, PA, will accept sealed bids Sept. 16 for surface preparation and coatings application on the P.J. McArdle Roadway Viaduct No.1.


WVDOT Awards Bridge Painting Project

The West Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a contract of $927,200 to Manganas Enterprises of Canonsburg, PA, SSPC-QP 2-certified, to clean and recoat approximately 355 tons of st...


Preferred Sandblasting & Painting to Recoat Beacon Tower

The City of Crossville, TN, recently awarded an $18,000 contract to Preferred Sandblasting & Painting of Shelbyville, TN, to clean and recoat a beacon tower at the Crossville Municipal Airpo...


Historic Cape Blanco Lighthouse Painting Project Out to Bid

The Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation will accept sealed bids on August 31st, 2010, from SSPC-QP 1 and QP 2 certified contractors for surface preparation and coatings application on ...


Innovative Coating Solutions to Restore Rearing Ponds

The US Fish and Wildlife Service, Pacific Region, awarded a contract of $27,040 to Innovative Coating Solutions, Inc. (Vancouver, WA) to recoat the interior of (2) rearing ponds at the Quina...


NY Bridge Rehab Advertised for Bids

Suffolk County, NY, will accept sealed bids Aug. 26 for rehabilitation of the Smith Point Bridge.


New Kent Coatings Wins Tank Rehab Project

New Kent Coatings Inc. of Providence Forge, VA, was awarded a contract of $65,600 by the Hampton Roads Sanitation District to rehabilitate eight effluent discharge areas associated with four...


NY Power Authority Bids Lead/PCB Abatement Work

The New York Power Authority will accept sealed bids on Aug. 12, 2010, for lead and PCB-containing coatings removal on various components associated with three turbine units at the St. Lawre...


Crosno Construction Wins Tank Rehabilitation Bid

Crosno Construction Inc. of San Luis Obispo, CA, secured a contract of $569,501.04 with the City of Sunnyvale, CA to repair and reline three 60-foot-diameter by 24-foot-high steel tanks at ...


MAC and Vimas to Recoat Clark Memorial Bridge

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract of $2,594,204.30 to MAC Construction and Excavating, Inc. (Louisville, Ky.) to clean and recoat structural steel surfaces on the 10-spa...


US Bureau of Reclamation Announces Dam Rehab Project

The United States Bureau of Reclamation will accept sealed bids in early July for coatings application and lead abatement on existing spillway, sluiceway, and canal headworks gates on the Ye...


USDA Bidding Tank Painting Job

The United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, North Atlantic Area, will accept sealed bids in late July for coatings application and lead abatement on an existi...


A&D Painting and F.J. Robinson Win Georgia Dome Painting Projects

The Georgia World Congress Center recently awarded two contracts with a combined value of $19,300 for painting work at the Georgia Dome.


MDTA Receives Bids for Bay Bridge Painting Project

The Maryland Transportation Authority recently received five bids for coatings application and various repairs on the Westbound William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge, a 22,790-foot-long ...


Ostrom Wins Smithfield Dam Project

The Kansas City District Corps of Engineers awarded a contract of $612,000 to Ostrom Painting and Sandblasting, Inc. of Rock Island, IL, to repair and recoat various equipment on the Smithvi...


Amstar of Western New York to Recoat Trunk Sewer Bridge Crossings

The Mattabassett District awarded a contract of $447,000 to Amstar of Western New York, Inc. of Cheektowaga, NY, to clean and recoat structural steel surfaces on two trunk sewer bridge cross...


Purcell Painting and Coatings Wins Reservoir Painting Bid

Purcell Painting and Coatings of Tukwila, WA, secured a contract of $544,758 from the City of Roseburg, OR, to recoat exterior and interior surfaces of a 4 MG steel reservoir and to spot-coa...


W.S. Bunch to Recoat Fuel and Water Tanks

W.S. Bunch Company of Omaha, NE, was awarded a contract of $161,217 by the City of Grand Island, NE, to recoat exterior surfaces on a ground-level water storage tank and diesel fuel tank.


Caltrans Awards Bridge Coating Contract to Murphy Industrial Coatings

Murphy Industrial Coatings, Inc. of Signal Hill, CA, was recently awarded a contract of $894,800 by the California Department of Transportation to clean and recoat existing structural steel ...


South Bay Sandblasting and Tank Cleaning to Resurface Ammo Ship Decks

South Bay Sandblasting and Tank Cleaning, Inc. of San Diego, CA, was recently awarded a contract of $118,203.75 to repair and recoat existing deck surfaces on the USNS Flint, stationed at th...


Virginia DOT Awards Three Bridge Coating Contracts

The Virginia Department of Transportation recently awarded three contracts for surface preparation, coatings application, and environmental protection services on existing structural steel b...


Michigan Department of Transportation Announces Mackinac Bridge Painting Project

The Michigan Department of Transportation will accept sealed bids on May 21, 2010, for coatings application, lead abatement, and beam repairs on a 0.80-mile-long section of North truss spans...


Exceletech to Recoat Ferric Sulfate Tank

Exceletech Coating and Applications, LLC, of Clermont, FL, secured a contract of $197,200 from the City of Tampa, FL, to repair and recoat a 70,000-gallon ferric sulfate tank at the David L....


USDA Bidding Chicken Coop Refinishing Work

The U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Midwest Area, will accept sealed bids in late May for finish work in an existing 6,400 sq ft poultry housing facility.


M&T Bank Stadium Painting Project Out-to-Bid

The Maryland Stadium Authority will accept sealed bids from registered small business sources on May 5th, 2010, for coatings application on upper deck structural steel supports at M&T Bank S...


Abhe & Svoboda Submits Low Bid for Newport/Pell Bridge

Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Prior Lake, MN, submitted the lowest of four bids for the Newport/Pell Bridge Painting Project.


City of Seattle Bidding Ballard Bridge Approach Painting

The City of Seattle will accept sealed bids on May 5th for coatings application on the North and South approaches of the Ballard Bridge, a 2,854 foot-long double-leaf bascule bridge over Sal...


Corps of Engineers Bidding
Dam Bridge Painting Job

The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, will accept sealed bids in mid-May for coatings application and weld repair work on the spillway bridge at Fort Randall Dam in Sout...


Maryland Transportation Authority Seeking Bids for Bay Bridge Painting

The Maryland Transportation Authority will accept sealed bids on May 12th, 2010, for coatings application and miscellaneous repairs on the Westbound William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge...


New York Power Authority Bids Crane Coating Contract

The New York Power Authority will accept sealed bids on April 30th, 2010, for coatings work on a 15-ton gantry crane at the St. Lawrence/FDR Power Project.


Coating Contracts for Delaware Memorial Bridge Out-to-Bid

The Delaware River and Bay Authority will accept sealed bids on April 29th, 2010, for two painting projects on the Delaware Memorial Bridge, dual suspension bridges that span the Delaware Ri...


US Bureau of Reclamation Bidding Dam Painting Project

The United States Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, will accept sealed bids on April 20th, 2010, for coatings application on metalwork at the Tiber Dam Auxiliary Outlet Works


Hames Contracting Wins Beaufort Channel Drawbridge Painting Bid

Hames Contracting, Inc. of Alpharetta, GA, was awarded a contract of $890,000 by the North Carolina Department of Transportation to perform coatings application and grid floor replacement on...


Newport/Pell Bridge Painting Project Scheduled for Rebid

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will accept sealed bids on April 20th 2010, for coatings application and steel repairs on the Newport/Pell Bridge.


Hercules Painting to Recoat Carter Memorial Bridge

Hercules Painting Company of New Castle, PA, secured a contract of $13,328,657 from the West Virginia Department of Transportation to recoat a total of 7,155 tons of existing structural stee...


Oregon DOT Receives Bids for Movable Bridge Painting Job

The Oregon Department of Transportation accepted sealed bids on March 11th, 2010, for coatings work and miscellaneous repairs on two movable bridges in Coos County.


Allied Painting Wins Basilone Memorial Bridge Coating Contract

Allied Painting, Inc. of Franklinville, NJ, secured a contract of $5,550,607 from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority to recoat structural steel on the John Basilone Veterans Memorial Bridge o...


Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces Clark Memorial Bridge Painting Project

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will accept sealed bids on March 26th, 2010, for coatings application and miscellaneous repairs on the 10-span, 632-foot-long steel girder approach to the...


City of Santa Clarita Lets Water Park Painting Bid

The City of Santa Clarita, CA, will accept sealed bids on March 18th, 2010, for coatings work on water slide, playground, and water feature surfaces at the Santa Clarita Aquatic Center.


Final Phase of Lewis & Clark Bridge Painting Project Open for Bids

The Washington State Department of Transportation, working in conjunction with the Oregon Department of Transportation, will accept sealed bids in mid-March for coatings work on the superstr...


Era Valdivia to Recoat St. Croix River Bridges

Era Valdivia Contractors, Inc. (Chicago, IL) was awarded a contract of $4,490,075.80 by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to recoat dual, 2,380-foot-long steel girder bridges over t...


Cosmos Comprehensive Construction Wins Two Ohio DOT Bridge Paint Jobs

Cosmos Comprehensive Construction, Inc. of Canal Fulton, OH, was awarded two contracts by the Ohio Department of Transportation to recoat existing bridges, including a contract of $778,991.8...


V.H.P. Wins Cape Fear Bridge Preservation Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation awarded a contract of $6,600,000 to V.H.P. Enterprises, Inc. of Tarpon Springs, FL, to perform preservation work on the Cape Fear Memorial Bri...


West Virginia DOT Announces Major Bridge Painting Project

The West Virginia Department of Transportation will accept sealed bids on February 23, 2010, for coatings work on the Eugene A. Carter Memorial Bridge in Charleston.


Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Requesting Proposals for Bayonne Bridge Professional Services

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is requesting proposals from consultants for professional services related to rehabilitation of the Staten Island and New Jersey Viaducts on the...


TxDOT Awards Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge Painting Project

The Texas Department of Transportation awarded a contract of $23,165,710 to SCR Construction Company, Inc. of Richmond, TX, to perform coatings application and steel repairs on the Corpus Ch...


Allied Painting to Recoat Newburgh-Beacon Bridge

Allied Painting, Inc. of Franklinville, NJ, secured a contract of $17,607,200 from the New York State Bridge Authority to recoat steel surfaces on the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge.


Placer County Holding Meeting to Discuss $70M Bridge Rehab

Placer County, CA, will conduct an informational conference and site visit to discuss plans for a $70-million bridge rehabilitation project slated to begin this summer.


Coastal Marine Construction Wins Drawbridge Repair Job

Coastal Marine Construction of Venice, FL, was awarded a contract of $4,394,335.37 by the Florida Department of Transportation to perform repairs and coatings application on an existing draw...


Abhe & Svoboda Wins ARRA Penstock Coating Contract

Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Prior Lake, MN, secured a contract of $12,235,100 from the United States Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, for repairs and coatings application on two exist...


Amstar to Rehabilitate 2 MG Tank

The Town of Holden, MA has awarded a contract of $555,000 to Amstar of Western New York, Inc. (Cheektowaga, NY) to rehabilitate an existing 2 MG ground-level water storage tank by recoating ...


Newport/Pell Bridge Painting Advertised for Bids

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority will accept sealed bids on February 22nd, 2010, for coatings application and steel repairs on the Newport/Pell Bridge.


Calhoun Street Bridge Rehabilitation Advertised for Bidding

The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission will accept sealed bids on January 14th, 2010, for the rehabilitation of the Calhoun Street Bridge over the Delaware River near Trenton, NJ.


Eagle Painting and Maintenance to Recoat Historic Bridge

Eagle Painting and Maintenance Company of Lansing, IL, secured a contract of $2,542,500 from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation to recoat the historic Michigan Street Bridge over the...


Bureau of Reclamation Bidding Shasta Dam Spillway Bridge Repair

The United States Bureau of Reclamation will accept sealed bids on January 15th, 2010, for spillway bridge repairs at Shasta Dam, a concrete gravity arch dam across the Sacramento River appr...


Liberty-Alpha Wins Amtrak Bridge Painting Project

Liberty-Alpha III J.V., LLC, of Campbell, OH, was awarded a contract of $19,689,000 by Amtrak to recoat four through truss spans with a combined length of 1,165 feet on the Thames River Rail...


NY Power Authority Bidding Gate Refurbishment Contract

The New York Power Authority will accept sealed bids in January 2010 for the refurbishment of intake gates and draft tube gates that are used at the Robert Moses Niagara Power Project, a mul...


TxDOT Announces Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge Painting Job

The Texas Department of Transportation will accept sealed bids in early January for coatings application and repair work on the Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge, a 5,818-foot-long structure that...


Janco Enterprises Wins Flight Deck Coating Contract

Janco Enterprises, Inc. of Cocoa, FL, secured a contract from the US Coast Guard Maintenance and Logistics Command, Atlantic, to resurface the flight deck on an existing 210.5-foot-long by 3...


North Carolina DOT Lets Drawbridge Painting Project

The North Carolina Department of Transportation will accept sealed bids on December 17th for coatings work and steel grid deck replacement work on the Beaufort Channel Bridge.


Klicos Wins Piscataqua River Bridge Approach Painting Bid

Klicos Painting Company, Inc. of Baltimore, MD, was awarded a contract of $7,537,400 by the New Hampshire Department of Transportation to recoat approximately 476,000 square feet of existing...


Titan Wins Benedict Bridge Painting Project

Titan Industrial Services, Inc. of Baltimore, MD, was awarded a contract of $2,446,000 by the Maryland State Highway Administration to recoat existing structural steel surfaces on the Benedi...


Long Painting Wins Polyurea Lining Project

Long Painting Company of Portland, OR, was awarded a contract of $138,000 by the City of Portland, OR, to repair and line the interior surfaces of an existing 40-foot-diameter concrete water...


Vimas Wins Roebling Bridge Painting Project

Vimas Painting Company, Inc. (Campbell, OH) was awarded a contract of $16,240,000 by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to recoat the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, a 2,161.5-foot-long...


Sherwin-Williams Awarded Coatings Contract for U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt

Sherwin-Williams has been awarded the contract to supply marine coatings as part of a three-year overhaul of the supercarrier U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt (CVN-71).


Duggan Construction Wins Lighthouse Painting Project

Duggan Construction of Seattle, WA, was awarded a contract of $38,820 by the National Park Service, Pacific West Regional Office, to repaint the Old Point Loma Lighthouse facility.


S&K Painting to Recoat Historic Lift Bridge

S&K Painting, Inc. of Clackamas, OR, secured a contract of $1,612,895 from the Oregon Department of Transportation to recoat structural steel surfaces on the Union Street Railroad Bridge.


Abhe & Svoboda to Recoat Canal Bulkhead

Abhe & Svoboda, Inc. of Prior Lake, MN, was awarded a contract of $4,130,700 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Philadelphia District, to repair and recoat 8,923 linear feet of st...


Bureau of Reclamation Advertises Penstock Painting Bid

The United States Bureau of Reclamation, Great Plains Region, will accept sealed bids in late October for repairs and coatings application on two existing penstocks that are a portion of the...


Hartman-Walsh Wins Dam Coating Contract

Hartman-Walsh Painting Company of St. Louis, MO, secured a contract of $11,935,249 from the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Tulsa District, to rehabilitate and recoat tainter gates at...


New York State Bridge Authority Announces Newburgh-Beacon Bridge Painting Job

The New York State Bridge Authority will accept sealed bids in late October for coatings work on the North Span of the Newburgh-Beacon Bridge over the Hudson River.


Royal Bridge Wins Tainter Gate Coating Contract

Royal Bridge, Inc. of Tarpon Springs, FL, was awarded an ARRA-funded contract of $11,117,500 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District.


University of Central Arkansas Advertises Roof Coating Bid

The University of Central Arkansas will accept sealed bids in late September for roof coating system application on a science building at the campus in Conway, AR.


Spartan Contracting Wins Penndot Bridge Painting Job

Spartan Contracting of Campbell, OH, secured a contract of $890,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to perform surface preparation and coatings application on five bri...


Spartan Contracting Wins Penndot Bridge Painting Job

Spartan Contracting of Campbell, OH, secured a contract of $890,000 from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation to perform surface preparation and coatings application on five bridges...


Court Tightens Rules on Subcontractor Termination

Contractors must act in good faith and with cause if terminating a subcontractor “for convenience,” a Maryland appellate court has ruled.


Certified Coatings Wins Roebling Suspension Bridge Painting Project

Certified Coatings of Concord, CA, secured a contract of $14,941,800 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to recoat existing steel surfaces on the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge, a 2...


Royal Bridge Wins ARRA Dam Rehabilitation

Royal Bridge, Inc. of Tarpon Springs, FL, was awarded a contract of $11,728,000 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Little Rock District, to rehabilitate fourteen tainter gates at ...


Allied Painting to Recoat Container Cranes

Allied Painting, Inc., of Franklinville, NJ, secured a contract from the South Jersey Port Corporation to recoat two existing container cranes at the Beckett Street Terminal in Camden.


Extreme Coatings Wins ARRA Contract

Extreme Coatings, Inc. of Pasco, WA was awarded a contract of $445,679 by the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, to rehabilitate sixteen spillway stoplogs at the Big Bend...


New Hampshire DOT Announces Piscataqua River Bridge Painting Bid

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation will accept bids in late September for coatings work on the approaches of the Piscataqua River Bridge.


Maryland Transportation Authority Seeking Bids for Bay Bridge Painting

The Maryland Transportation Authority will accept sealed bids at the end of September for coatings work on the Westbound William Preston Lane, Jr. Memorial Bridge, which spans the Chesapeake...


Ferguson Construction to Build 60 MG Reservoir

Ferguson Construction, Inc. of Seattle, WA, was awarded a contract of $27,394,514 by Seattle Public Utilities to construct a new 60 MG, dual-cell, cast-in-place reinforced concrete reservoir...


Painting of Two Trunk Sewer Crossings

The Mattabassett District of Cromwell, CT is currently advertising a project to clean and recoat all existing structural steel on two trunk sewer bridge crossings.


New Contract Simplifies Stimulus Work

Construction subcontractors who want to work on federal government construction projects will have an easier time doing so, with the publication of a new contract agreement written to addre...


E-Verify Rule Postponed for 4th Time

The Obama administration has postponed for the fourth time its implementation of the federal E-Verify rule, which will require federal contractors and subcontractors to use the U.S. Citizens...


E-Verify Rule Postponed Again

The Obama administration has again postponed implementation of the federal E-Verify rule, which will require federal contractors and subcontractors to use the U.S. Citizenship and Immigratio...


New Form Helps Contractors Report Crimes

The General Services Administration’s Office of the Inspector General has launched an online form that contractors can use to submit evidence of possible criminal activities.


New Ethics Rules Tighten Contractor Disclosures

Federal regulators have finalized increased disclosure rules that lay out how the government expects contractors to monitor employees' wrongdoing on government contracts, two federal procure...


 
 
   

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