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Phase One at Denver Airport Reaches Completion

Construction on Phase 1 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project has recently reached completion after years of delays and budget issues.


Illinois Bridge Lacking Bids on Coating Work

The Riverside Board of Trustees in Illinois has had trouble getting bids for coating a rusting and flaking bridge this year.


Groundbreaking Held for $1.3B CA Hospital

Last week, officials and community leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s to be a new, state-of-the-art medical complex at the University of California, Irvine.


Navy Awards Contracts for Shipyard Infrastructure

The U.S. Navy recently announced it has awarded five construction contracts for its Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization Program.


PPG Completes Second Tianjin Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of its second Colorful Communities project in Tianjin, China, since the beginning of the year.


HI DOT Opens Bids for Terminal Project

The Hawaii Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the replacement of the Overseas Terminal roof at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Honolulu.


Plans Moving Forward on $2.5B Sydney Towers

According to reports, development officials working on the $2.5 billion Central Place Sydney towers have officially submitted plans for project approval.


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


Report: Slow Payments Cost Industry $136B

A recent study conducted by construction and real estate financial software firm Rabbet found that slow payments this year are on track to cost the construction industry $136 billion.


Bidding Opens for University Coating Upgrades

The University of Texas is soliciting requests for proposals for painting and the replacement of air handling units at Kinsolving Dormitory.


$3.4B Overhaul Finally Begins at CA Terminal

Work on a $3.4 billion construction overhaul has finally begun after the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 1 Final Environmental Im...


US, EU Reach New Tariff Agreement

The White House recently announced a new deal between the United States and the European Union to roll back tariffs on European steel and aluminum.


Tampa Airport Breaks Ground on $25M Project

In wake of private jet travel demands, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sheltair Aviation recently broke ground on a $25 million hanger and office project at the Tampa International Airport.


ABI Shows Continued Demand for Design

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index logged its eighth consecutive positive month.


Developer Sued for Delayed Boston High-Rise

According to a complaint issued early last month, Miami-based developer 399 Congress is suing its general contractor, John Moriarty & Associates (Winchester, Massachusetts) for failing to co...


$1B WA Arena Opens to the Public

At the end of last month, a grand opening was hosted for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. The structure is home to the National Hockey League’s latest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken and t...


Wildlife Bridge to Break Ground in 2022

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects to break ground in January 2022 for California’s wildlife overpass, which will connect various parts of the Santa Monica Mounta...


MSG Reveals Sphere Roof Completion Plan

Earlier this month, project leaders announced that construction on the domed roof of the $1.8 billion Las Vegas MSG Sphere was expected to reach completion this fall.


SPMT Cantilever Solution Used on Rail Bridge

Dutch-based heavy lifting and transportation contractor Mammoet has developed a unique cantilever setup on self-propelled modular transporters to set bridge girders quickly and safely.


EPA Awards Millions for Biosolids Research

The U.S. Environmental Agency announced in September that it was granting nearly $6 million in funding to four institutions to research the potential harming risks to human health and the en...


Construction Jobs Up, Spending Down

According to a new report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment witnessed an uptick in September, with firms hiring 22,000 new employee...


Court Rules in Favor of Border Wall Funding

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a 2020 lower court ruling that blocked an estimated $3.6 billion of U.S.-Mexico border wall funding proposed by the Trump Administration and return...


Nord Stream 2 Reaches Competition

Pipeline operator Nord Stream 2 AG was recently reported to be filling the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, one month after its announced completion.


Bidding Open for TX Office Building

Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority is accepting bids for the construction of a new office building in New Braunfels, Texas.


Contractors Wanted for TX Lift Station Replacement

The City of Commerce in Texas is currently seeking contractors for the replacement of one wastewater treatment plant master lift station pump.


NY Governor to Resolve Cuomo Bridge Dispute

Recently, Tappan Zee Constructors LLC and its member companies were reported to be urging New York Governor Kathy Hochul to resolve a nearly $1 billion dispute regarding her predecessor’s le...


Safety Sweeps Shut Down 1,499 Sites

Last month, New York City Buildings Commissioner Melanie E. La Rocca announced the results of the Department’s citywide “Zero Tolerance” construction safety enforcement campaign, revealing t...


PennDOT P3 Process Presses Forward

The Pennsylvania Public-Private Transportation Partnership Office has recently announced that it will be inviting three teams to submit proposals for its Major Bridge P3 Initiative.


Bids Sought for MA Student Center

Worcester State College is accepting bids for painting and renovations to the third floor of its Student Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Notre Dame Cathedral Secured for Restoration

Officials from the French government agency overseeing the reconstruction of France’s Notre Dame Cathedral have recently reported that efforts to secure the structure have reached competitio...


PPG Completes French Colorful Communities Project

At the beginning of the week, global coatings company PPG announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the Maison de l’Enfance et de la Famille du Valencien...


USDOT Announces $1.6B Hampton Roads Loan

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that its Build America Bureau would be providing a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act direct loan in the amou...


West Seattle Bridge Enters Final Phase

The Seattle Department of Transportation has recently reported that the final phase of repairs to the West Seattle Bridge are slated to begin next month.


AU Projects Shutdown Over Vaccine Protests

Project sites were shut down last week after construction workers engaged in violent protests regarding Australia’s Victorian Government announcement to mandate COVID-19 vaccines.


Army Corps Releases $29B Ike Dike Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently submitted its final feasibility report and final environmental impact statement for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study to the Ch...


CA Considers Bridge Pipeline, Desalination

As a result of the worsening drought in Marin County, California, water officials report that they are now considering two options: an emergency pipeline over the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge ...


Sherwin Names Minority Firms for HQ, R&D

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the selection of five minority construction management firms for its Building Our Future project.


Fix Paused on CA Millennium Tower

Upon measuring an accelerated settlement on San Francisco’s Millennium Tower, the city has advised homeowners to wait until a revised pile installation method is approved before resuming the...


Enbridge Fined $3M for Environmental Violations

In recent developments involving the replacement of the Line 3 crude oil pipeline, reports indicate that the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has ordered Enbridge Energy to pay $3.3...


ABC Releases Plummeting August Backlog Stats

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors released its August Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, reporting that the backlog plummeted to 7.7 in August from the 8.5 that was rec...


TX Recommends Contractors for Border Wall

At the beginning of the month, the Texas Facilities Commission announced that they had completed the valuation phase for the Program Manager for the Border Wall.


'Static Liquefaction' to Blame for MI Dam Failure

According to an interim report released by the federally commissioned independent forensic team tasked with the investigation the failure of the Edenville Dam near Midland, Michigan last spr...


Plans Proposed for Grenfell Tower Demo

Despite safety concerns, ministers from the United Kingdom are expected to formally announce their decision to demolish the Grenfell Tower later this month.


Contractors Wanted for Multiple Bridge Rehab

The New York State Thruway Authority is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation and replacement of four bridge structures on I-90 in Albany, New York.


FTA Announces $2.2B in Transit Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration recently announced the availability of $2.2 billion in competitive grants for transit systems.


Purple Line Officials Announce Contractor Timeline

At the beginning of the month, Maryland transit officials announced plans to have a new construction team in place for the $2-billion Purple Line light-rail project by mid-February.


Plans Proposed for $400B American City

Billionaire and former Walmart executive Marc Lore has recently unveiled plans for a five-million-person, $400 billion sustainable city he hopes to have built somewhere within the American d...


First US Offshore Wind Substation Project Launched

Late last month, offshore wind joint development partners Ørsted and Eversource announced the commencement of the first-ever American-built offshore wind substation.


New Report Blames Welds in MX Metro Collapse

Recently, Norwegian risk management firm DNV issued its final report regarding the deadly subway overpass collapse in Mexico City in May, finding that poor welds on the infrastructure were t...


September 11 Memorial Receives $2.5M Grant

At the beginning of the week, the National Park Service announced that it had awarded the National September 11 Memorial and Museum a $2.5 million 9/11 Memorial Act grant.


Roller Coaster Casts Vote for Repaint

Local Pittsburgh amusement park, Kennywood Park, recently invited park visitors and roller coaster riders to vote on what color they believe the Phantom’s Revenge should be coated during the...


Boston Requests Funds for Seawall

The Boston Planning and Development Agency has recently announced plans for a new program to raise funds for a seawall to protect the city’s low-lying Marine Industrial Park from rising ocea...


ABC Method Assists FL Bridge Removal

Recently, Dutch-based heavy lifting and transportation contractor Mammoet assisted Archer Western and De Moya Group with the removal of the westbound State Road 84 bridge over I-95 in Fort L...


Contractors Wanted for CA Reservoir Coatings Project

The Valley Center Municipal Water District in Valley Center, California, is currently seeking contractors to paint and recoat the Weaver Reservoir.


$950M in NAVFAC Contracts Awarded

On the tail end of last month, the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command announced that it had awarded eight different companies spots on a $950 million contract to support large cons...


NPS Issues Several Historic Preservation Grants

On Monday (Aug. 30), the U.S. National Park Service announced that it would be awarding $7.27 million in Paul Bruhn Historic Revitalization Grants to support the preservation of historic bui...


Electronic Signatures Approved for IL Agencies

Last week, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed new legislation allowing the use of electronic signatures at the Department of Transportation, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority and t...


PPG Completes Tianjin Colorful Community Project

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the TEDA Nursery School in Tianjin, China.


Progress Reported on FL Bridge Replacement

According to reports, the Florida Department of Transportation is making headway on the replacement of the Howard Frankland Bridge in Tampa.


Bidding Open for Veterans Memorial Bridge Repair Project

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Weirton-Steubenville (Veterans Memorial) Bridge between Weirton, WV, and Steubenville, ...


$2B TX Border Wall Bill Wins House Approval

At the end of last week, members of the Texas House were reported to have approved nearly $2 billion in additional funding for the construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall.


HMG Donates Paint to Minutes Matter Campaign

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints is working alongside the British Coatings Federation and its members to support the Minutes Matter campaign.


$120M WIFIA Loan Awarded to CA

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a $120 million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loan for California’s Pure Water San Diego project.


Navy Awards $1.7B Dry Dock Extension Project

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Defense announced that the Navy had awarded a $1.7 billion firm-fixed-price contract for the construction of a multi-mission dry dock at the Portsm...


UK High-Speed Rail to Utilize 'Printfrastructure'

The joint venture working on the United Kingdom’s $147 billion high-speed rail system HS2, has recently announced plans to use 3D-printed concrete on the project.


TX to Spend $25M on 2-Mile Border Wall

In continuing the efforts made by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to produce a state-funded border wall, the Texas Department of Transportation has announced that it’s set to pay nearly $25 million f...


FERC to Review Climate Impacts for 2 Projects

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has recently ruled that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission did not thoroughly consider environmental justices or the potential climate im...


Willamette River Bridge Paint Project Awarded

Multnomah County has awarded Southern Road & Bridge, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, a $18,243,776.70 project for painting the main spans of the Willamette River Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


Whitepaper Released on Infrastructure Digital Twins

The Authority in Digital Twin, the Digital Twin Consortium, has recently released a new whitepaper intended for the infrastructure industry, in that it influences the direction of the use of...


Romanian Bridge Work Reaches 55%

According to recent reports, construction on the Braila Bridge over the Danube River in Romania is now over 55% completed.


Senate Passes $1.2T Infrastructure Bill

On Tuesday (Aug. 10), the United States Senate passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act—a $1.2 trillion bipartisan bill—after weeks of negotiations.


Bids Wanted for CA Wastewater System

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is currently seeking contractors to replace one reservoir wastewater system.


Judge Announces Skanska Barge Ruling

Recently, U.S. District Court Judge Lacey Collier ruled that contractor and design-build team Skanska USA was operating under maritime law when its construction barges broke lose from its Pe...


Drought Shuts Down CA Hydroelectric Plant

As a result of the ongoing drought in California, the Edward Hyatt hydroelectric power plant has undergone a forced shutdown as there is no longer enough water available to power it.


Plans for Wildlife Quad Cities Bridge Develop

Instead of tearing down the Fred Schwengel Memorial Bridge, which carries Interstate 80 over the Mississippi River and is jointly owned by Iowa and Illinois, environmentalist icon and Presid...


Flooding Causes $1.5B in Damages to German Railway

After experiencing severe flooding at the end of last month, national German railway operator Deutsche Bahn has estimated that the network suffered over a billion euros in damages.


Contractor Pleads Guilty in ME Bridge Case

According to a release issued by the District of Maine’s Department of Justice, Acting U.S. Attorney Donald E. Clark has recently announced that a man from Sidney has pleaded guilty in feder...


MDOT Creates Digital Bridge Project Tracking Tool

Late last month, the Michigan Department of Transportation announced the development of a new online tool to better keep the public informed on the progress of local bridge repair projects.


MD Seeking Bids for Bridge Rehab

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to replace the bridge deck on US 15 Northbound over MD 77 in Hampstead, Maryland.


Contractor Connect Scheduled for November

It’s official: Technology’s Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, has been added to the calendar!


Rome Colosseum Tunnels Open to the Public

For the first time in its history, the area where gladiators and animals waited before combat—also known at the bowels—within Rome’s Colosseum opened to the public.


Plans Scrapped for NV Solar Project

Last week, developers for what was slated to be the largest solar photovoltaic project in Nevada, withdrew its plans “in response to recent communication” with the federal Bureau of Land Man...


PG&E to Spend $15B Burying Power Lines

According to a press release issued by California-based Pacific Gas and Electric Company, the utility plans to expand the undergrounding of electric distribution power lines in High Fire Thr...


Workers Rescued from Sewer Construction Site

Last week, three construction workers became trapped 200 feet underground while working on the Deer Creek tunnel project in Shrewsbury, Missouri.


TX Prepares to Begin Border Wall Bidding

The Texas Facilities Commission has recently announced its intensions to seek a project manager for the construction of a border wall.


Amtrak Invests $7.3B in New Equipment

Passenger railroad service Amtrak has recently announced a contract agreement with California-based Siemens Mobility Inc. for the manufacture of a new fleet of up to 83 multi-powered modern ...


DC Pedestrian Bridge to be Rebuilt

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced earlier this month that the D.C. Department of Transportation is planning to rebuild the collapsed pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295.


Whistleblowers Speak Out About Shell Falcon Pipeline

According to two former pipeline inspectors, “bad seeds” are undermining the safety at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Falcon pipeline project, part of the company’s massive new petrochemical plant ...


Contractors Sought for FL Bridge Painting

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to paint structural steel on the Apalachicola River Bridge in Calhoun County, Florida.


Pittsburgh Launches Innovative Mobility Service

Earlier this month, Pittsburgh Mayor William Peduto joined the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure and partners today in launching Move PGH—a first of its kind Mobility as a Service sy...


Construction on $1.4B Vancouver Bridge Underway

In recent reports, it has been recognized that visual progress is being made at Vancouver’s $1.377 billion Pattullo Bridge replacement project, as there has been continuous construction onsi...


Bids Sought for AR Standpipe, Tank Rehab

Cabot WaterWorks is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate a standpipe and elevated storage tank in Cabot, Arkansas.


Sandy Hook Memorial Receives Green Light

Earlier this year, residents from the town of Newtown in Connecticut voted in favor of constructing a memorial for the children and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.


Supreme Court Approves Eminent Domain Use

In a ruling last month, the U.S. Supreme Court announced in a 5-4 decision that the state of New Jersey could not block construction of the PennEast natural gas pipeline on state lands.


Zaha Hadid to Design Italian Hyperloop

Just one month after Hyperloop Italia launched its Hyperloop Partnership Program, the Italian transportation network has announced it will be entering a partnership with Zaha Hadid Architect...


AZ Company Develops Drinking Water Tech

Based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, new commercial company Source Global, PBC, has developed a new way to deliver renewable, mineralized clean drinking water made from the power of its specifi...


ASCE Names Concrete Canoe Champion

Two years after the American Society of Civil Engineers was slated to host its 2019 Concrete Canoe Competition, the Society has recently announced the winners of its 2021 Virtual Concrete Ca...


Navy, EPA Enter Wastewater Upgrade Agreement

Announced at the end of June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reported that it would be entering a Federal Facility Compliance Agreement with the U.S. Navy to complete major upgrade...


Contractors Wanted for 54-Bridge Rehab

The Maryland State Highway Administration is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of fifty-four bridges along I-95 and I-895 in Baltimore.


PG&E Agrees to $5.9M Water Discharge Settlement

The Pacific Gas and Electric Company recently reached a settlement agreement, involving the payment of $5.9 million to the Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board, which are slate...


Seattle Bridge Awarded $11.2M in Funding

At the end of June, the U.S. Department of Transportation issued a grant advance notice, notifying the Seattle Department of Transportation that it had been awarded $11.25 million for repair...


USDOT Announces $905M in INFRA Awards

Last Wednesday, U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $905.25 million worth of intended awards by the Biden-Harris Administration regarding the Infrastructure ...


Purple Line Secures New Funding

Last month, Maryland’s three-member Board of Public Works approved an agency request to add $183.5 million to cover expanded project responsibilities for the partially built $2-billion Purpl...


Support Pledged for NY Gateway Tunnel

Following a tour at New York City’s 110-year-old Hudson tunnel alongside New York-New Jersey congressional delegation, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg pledged that the Biden adm...


MDT Applies Paint to Cool Walkway

The Montana Department of Transportation has recently announced plans to paint a walkway on the Beartracks Bridge in downtown Missoula.


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Rehab

The City of Tyler is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Glenwood Elevated Storage Tank in Tyler, Texas.


US Approaching Close on Infrastructure Deal

According to reports, White House negotiators and a group of senators reached a tentative agreement last week on a potential bipartisan infrastructure agreement.


Infrastructure Surveying Looks to AI

To save time on an otherwise lengthy and complicated process, industry professionals are looking to artificial intelligence when surveying land areas for infrastructure projects such as tunn...


WDOT Awards Riverside Bridge Rehab Contract

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $456,404 to Panther Industrial Painting of Mishawaka, Indiana, for rehabilitation of the Hoquiam Riv...


NC Bill Aims to Reduce Emissions, Retire Coal

Backed by Duke Energy, last week North Carolina House Republicans presented a new energy bill expected to reduce carbon emissions and retire several coal-fired plants ahead of schedule.


TX Governor Announces $250M for Border Wall

Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced a $250 million down payment for the construction of hundreds of miles of border wall.


Engineer Assists FL Bridge with GFRP, Sensors

To fulfill President Joe Biden’s goal of ramping up the nation’s infrastructure, Christian C. Steputat, a Ph.D. candidate in the College of Engineering at the University of Miami, was brough...


NV Plans to Accelerate $2B Grid Expansion

At the start of the month, Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak announced plans to sign a bill that would accelerate the construction of a $2 billion, 525 Kilovolt Greenlink transmission network.


Federal Budget Outlines $480M for Soo Lock

While the 2022 federal budget has a long path ahead before final approvals, President Joe Biden’s plan proposes $480 million in federal funding for the construction of Michigan’s Soo Locks.


Ørsted Commits to Recycling Wind Turbine Blades

At the beginning of the month, Danish wind farm developer Ørsted announced its commitment to recover, reuse and/or recycle of all turbine blades in its worldwide portfolio of wind farms once...


Buttigieg Visits Memphis Bridge; Timeline Suggested

Last Thursday (June 3), U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to the I-40 Hernando de Soto Bridge to meet with regional transportation officials on the structur...


TC Energy Terminates Keystone XL

On Wednesday (June 9), Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp. announced that was officially cancelling the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline project.


Markup Begins on $547B Highway Bill

Yesterday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee began what is believed will be a days-long mark up process on the recently introduced Investing in a New Vision for the Envir...


OR Bridge Coating Out for Bid

Contractors are being sought by the Oregon Department of Transportation to paint the Columbia River Bridge in Salem, Oregon.


Hudson Tunnel Gains Federal Approval

The Federal Railroad Administration and Federal Transit Administration have issued the final Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision for the $11.6 billion Hudson River Tunnel P...


Senate Committee Approves $304B Highway Bill

Last Wednesday (May 26), the U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee was reported to have unanimously voted in favor of a five-year, $303.5-billion highway bill.


Kraemer Selected for West Seattle Bridge Repair

In late May, the Seattle Department of Transportation announced that it had selected Kraemer North America as the contractor for the final phase of West Seattle High-Rise Bridge repairs.


'Floating Park' Little Island Opens in NYC

Closing in on the month of May, Little Island officially opened to the public. Located on New York City's Hudson River, the $260 million “floating” park was funded by billionaire media mogul...


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and d...


Hyperloop Predicts Service by 2027

Co-founder and Chief Executive Josh Giegel of American transport tech company Virgin Hyperloop recently announced that commercial operations could happen as early as 2027.


Work Underway on Memphis Bridge

Last week, officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation announced that repairs to a fractured steel support beam on the I-40 Hernando de Soto bridge were underway.


FL Governor Signs Flood Prevention Law

To better prepare the state for future flooding and sea level rise, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed two bills into law, outlining a several-years-long spending plan.


USDOT Reinstates Local Hiring Program

Last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced the reinstatement of a pilot program managed by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration and Fe...


World's First Ship Tunnel to be Constructed in Norway

Upon receiving an assignment letter from the Ministry of Transport and Communications earlier this year, the Norwegian Coastal Administration plans to construct what will be the world’s firs...


Bids Wanted for Peace Bridge Pier Recoating

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority is seeking contractors to perform recoating piers on the Peace Bridge connecting Fort Erie, Ontario, and Buffalo, New York.


Longest Pedestrian Bridge Opens

The Institute for Research and Technological Development for Construction, Energy, Environment and Sustainability has recently completed a pedestrian suspension bridge in Portugal, breaking ...


Suez Canal Plans for Expansion

Last week, head of the Suez Canal Authority, Lt. Gen. Osama Rabie announced plans to widen and deepen the southern part of the Suez Canal.


Tax Audits Considered to Boost Infrastructure

President Joe Biden has recently proposed a new way to achieve funding for his multimillion-dollar plan intended to boost infrastructure, families and education.


Dinosaur Receives Fresh Coat

Earlier this week, HMG Paints, touted as the largest independent paint manufacturer in the United Kingdom, reported that it was called on by partner and tower crane supplier, Falcon Cranes, ...


Contract Awarded for $8.5B Gas Export Terminal

Long-term, low-cost producer of North American liquified natural gas, Venture Global LNG (Arlington, Virginia) and recently inked a deal with Zachry Group on the construction of a $8.5 billi...


Business Reminded to Apply for PPP Forgiveness

With the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program coming to an end on May 31, various reports are reminding small business borrowers to apply for loan forgiveness, although PPP forgiv...


PA American Water Taps $17M in Upgrades

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania American Water announced a $17 million plan to rehabilitate 11 of its water storage tanks and construct an additional seven new structures throughout the yea...


Elevated Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

The City of Hurst is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the North Precinct Line Road Elevated Storage Tank in Hurst, Texas.


Officials Release Plans for Memphis Bridge Fix

Following the discovery of a structural crack on the Hernando de Soto 'M' bridge, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Arkansas Department of Transportation have announced a co...


Colonial Pays $5M Ransom, Returns Service

After paying a ransom of nearly $5 million, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline, has reported that it has officially resumed “normal operations” following a ...


US Approves First Major Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, the Biden administration announced the approval for construction and operation of Vineyard Wind 1, the nation’s first large-scale offshore windfarm.


Apple Commits to $430B Expansion

Last month, American multinational technology company Apple announced its accelerated commitment for growth, highlighting $430 billion in U.S. investments to be made over the next five years...


St. Jude Announces $1.9B Construction Projects

The St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has recently announced plans for a $1.9 billion overhaul of its Memphis, Tennessee location. The project involves various renovations, new construct...


Bids Wanted for OR Bridge Painting Project

Multnomah County is seeking contractors to paint the main spans of the Morrison Bridge in Portland, Oregon.


US Pipeline Suffers Cyberattack, Shuts Down

Last week, the largest U.S. refined products pipeline system, Colonial Pipeline (Alpharetta, Georgia), shut down all its operations after experiencing a ransomware attack.


Complaints Filed Against Enbridge Line 3

Complaints filed by landowners in northern Minnesota, are accusing Enbridge Inc. of not being forthright about remediation efforts associated with its Line 3 pipeline replacement project.


NY Lawmaker Introduces Amtrak Repair Bill

New York Representative Ritchie Torres introduced bill H.R. 3002 last week, requiring that Amtrak adopt a repair-in-place method for track maintenance, rehabilitation and other purposes.


Tunneling Record Set at Alps Project

A new tunneling record has been set at the Brenner Base Tunnel (BBT) project, an ongoing construction effort to build new rail tunnels through the Alps.


Unspent Border Funds Will Go to Military

The Pentagon has recently announced that all border wall construction projects funded with money intended for military projects such as schools and training facilities, among others, would b...


Skanska Worker Killed on Pensacola Bridge

At the end of last month, a deadly accident was reported at the Pensacola Bay Bridge, involving a Skanska employee being struck by a subcontractor’s dump truck on the work site.


WY Threatens $1.2M Suit for Coal Production

Unlike other states pushing to covert to renewable energy infrastructure, Wyoming has announced its intentions to sue other states blocking its exports of coal—an issue that’s resulting in t...


Contractors Needed for CA Digester Coating Project

Stockton Municipal Utilities District is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat a regional wastewater control facility digester gas holder in Stockton, California.


CA 5M Tank Project Reaches Milestone

Recently, news reports indicated that San Diego County Water Authority’s five-million-gallon concrete water tank was progressing, however, the construction project is disturbing hikers wonde...


Another Lawmaker Aims to Restart Border Construction

Congressman Clay Higgins, a republican from Louisiana and ranking member of the House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Border Security, has recently introduced legislation to resume constru...


Norwegian Offshore Wind Farm Begins Floater Build

A new construction phase was recently launched at the 88MW Hywind Tampen offshore wind project in a deep-water site at Dommersnes in the North Sea.


WV Bridge Floated into Place

On Monday (April 26), the new Wellsburg Bridge connecting Brooke County, West Virginia’s Route 2 and Brilliant, Ohio’s Route 7, was floated into place by a couple of barge captains.


SC Hosts Ceremony for Harbor Bridge Opening

At the beginning of the week, the South Carolina Department of Transportation hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony, celebrating the official opening of a new bridge in Beaufort County.


NY Contractors Request Scaffold Law Waiver

U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has recently received a letter from the New York State Conference of Mayors and Municipal Officials, in addition to three New York-...


Gilmerton Bridge Auxiliary Counterweight Rehab

The City of Chesapeake accepting bids for installation of a new auxiliary counterweight system on the Gilmerton Bridge located in Chesapeake, Virginia.


George Washington Bridge Project Releases Update

In a recent news report, officials supplied an update into the progress of the restoration on the George Washing Bridge in New York City.


Miami Outlines $4B Plan to Fight Rising Sea

The City of Miami has recently completed its updates on its Stormwater Master Plan, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s roads, drainage infrastructure, and water management features to ...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Historical Water Pipeline

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced via emailed press release that it would be supplying powder coatings for a major infrastructure project in China.


EPA Announces WIFIA Loans, $9B Assistance

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently announced a series of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act loans totaling $300 million for a variety of water infrastructure ...


Canadian Carrier Fined for Clean Water Violation

Upon pleading guilty to dumping wastewater into Lake Ontario, dry and liquid bulk carrier company Algoma Central Corporation was fined $500,000.


Singapore Completes Large Floating Solar Farm

Reported to be one of the world’s largest floating solar farms on sea water has recently completed construction in Singapore.


PPG Reports Sales Increase in Q1, 2021

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 15% increase in its 2021 first-quarter net sales, compared to the prior year’s first quarter in a financial results press rele...


Las Vegas Tunnel Completes Construction

Earlier this month, officials working on the new underground express transportation system beneath the Las Vegas Convention Center announced that construction on the project had reached comp...


CO Bridge Painting Project Out for Bid

The Town of Vail is seeking contractors to paint and repair components on nine pedestrian and two roadway bridges throughout Vail, Colorado.


Enbridge Line 5 Launches Bid Process

Despite Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s efforts to shut down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline, the company has recently announced the completion of its design and engineering phase and is ...


Hempel Opens New Campus

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that it had officially opened its new campus last month via emailed press release. The new Hempel Campus will serve as the company’s internationa...


PWSA to Launch Stormwater Project

Officials from the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority recently reported that the city’s Four Mile Run Stormwater Project was expected to kick off this spring.


PA Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Horsham Water and Sewer Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat the Maple Avenue Elevated Tank in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


World's Longest 3D-Printed Bridge Takes Shape

According to reports, construction is finally underway for what is being dubbed as the world’s longest 3D-printed pedestrian concrete bridge.


Biden Releases $2T 'American Jobs Plan'

Last Wednesday (March 31), President Joe Biden released the “American Jobs Plan,” a $2 trillion spending proposal that aims to invest in the nation by creating millions of good jobs, rebuild...


FDOT Announces Pensacola Reopening

At the end of March, officials from the Florida Department of Transportation announced that traffic on the Pensacola Bay Bridge was scheduled to reopen the week of Memorial Day.


IN-KY Bridge Closes for Inspections, Rehab Prep

At the end of March, officials announced that lane closures were going into effect on the Sherman Minton Bridge, an important commuter bridge for travelers from Kentucky and Southern Indiana...


FERC Conducts First-Ever Climate Change Review

For the first time in the agency’s history, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently completed a climate change review.


Honolulu Rail Costs Inflate as Construction Halts, Again

As a result of Interim Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation CEO Lori Kahikina halting work on the ongoing Honolulu rail project, the cost of the project has now ballooned to over $12 ...


FL Announces 'Record-Breaking' High-Rise

Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what’s to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan.


Contractors Needed for 3-Tank Coating Repair

Ventura County is currently seeking contractors to coat and rehabilitate the College 1, College 2, and Gabbert Reservoirs in Ventura and Moorpark, California.


Lawsuit Announced Over Keystone Cancellation

Last week, attorneys general from 21 states announced a lawsuit to overturn President Joe Biden’s cancellation of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.


US Guided-Missile Cruiser Suffers Corrosion, Leaks

Last week, the United States Naval Institute reported that one of its guided-missile cruisers was returned to port for a second time, as a result of recent fuel leaks.


Studio Crafts Fabric-Like Gypsum Walls

At a recently remodeled London boutique, Dutch architect Anne Holtrop has crafted several hand-casted walls and columns in textile molds.


US Government Shifts Focus on Infrastructure

In wake of the President Joe Biden’s signing of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, members of Congress are now shifting focus to create a job and infrastructure package.


Contractors Needed for CO Bridge Painting

Routt County is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Tree Haus Bridge located on Mount Warner Rd. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, over the Yampa River.


RFP Issued for Yellow Line Bridge, Tunnels

The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority has recently issued a request for proposals involving the rehabilitation of the Yellow Line Bridge over the Potomac River and associated tu...


ChemQuest Taps New Strategy Director

Last month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group announced in an emailed press release that it had hired former client, R...


TX Bill Pushes for Border Wall Construction

Republican Texas House Representative Bryan Slaton has recently presented new legislation regarding the relaunch of construction on the U.S-Mexico border wall and other border security enhan...


Bridge Collapse Remains Mystery 3 Years Later

Although nearly three years have passed since the collapse of a bridge in Port Bruce, Ontario, the reasoning behind the structure’s failure remains a mystery.


MN Water Tower Restoration Awarded

Olmsted County has awarded a project for restoration of the Ear of Corn Water Tower located in Rochester, Minnesota, to Rachel Contracting of St. Michael, Minnesota, for the amount of $1,098...


Contractors Short-Listed for Purple Line

Last week, Purple Line Transit Partners, the private consortium overseeing the construction of the Purple Line light-rail project in Maryland via a public-private partnership, announced that...


Plans for Replacement FIU Bridge Move Forward

According to reports, plans to rebuild the Florida International University (FIU) pedestrian bridge are moving forward.


Space Hotel to Launch Construction in 2026

Large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly (Alta Loma, California) has announced its plans to construct the world’s first-ever space hotel during a recent virtual event on its Y...


Electric-Resistant Paint Saves UK Rail Bridge

In what is believed to be a world first, engineers from Network Rail—owner of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd in London—recently avoided the demolition of a Victorian-era railway bridge by u...


World's Highest Rail Bridge Reaches Milestone

The Chenab Bridge, located in the Reasi district of Jammy and Kahmir, India, is reportedly on track to reach an important construction milestone by the end of this month.


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Now Open

For its fourth consecutive year, readers will determine the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, as voting is now open for the JPCL Readers’ Choice Awar...


MA Bridge Painting Out for Bid

The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Arthur Fiedler Footbridge over Storrow Drive, located in Boston.


UK Prime Minister Proposes Underground Roundabout

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has recently proposed yet another transportation pitch regarding the connection of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, this time suggesting the const...


PennDOT Announces Next Steps of P3 Initiative

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released a list of bridges it was considering for its PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative, a ne...


PS Connect to Present Interactive Webinar

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, the virtual event that brought together experts throughout the coatings industries at the end of 2020, has announced a new webinar covering 2...


Nouryon Renames Industrial Chemicals Subsidiary

In an emailed press release, specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced earlier this year that it would be renaming its wholly-owned Industrial Chemicals business to Nobian.


New Truss Considered for London Bridge

According to reports, engineers are now considering the installation of a new truss on the 134-year-old Hammersmith Bridge over the River Thames in London.


JPCL February Issue is Now Online

The January issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content a...


Contractors Needed for 2-Tank Rehab Project

The Sweetwater Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Morris and Starr Water Storage Tanks in Chula Vista, California.


$2.75B Diversion Project Makes Headway

Earlier this month, officials announced that they had received a key permit from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, allowing for the construction of the $2.75 billion Red River d...


USDOT Heralds 2021 INFRA Grants, Changes

Last Wednesday (Feb. 17), the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it was officially seeking applicants for its Fiscal Year 2021 round of the Infrastructure for Rebuilding Americ...


FL Bridge to Partially Reopen

Last week, Florida Department of Transportation officials reported that the Pensacola Bay Bridge plans to reopen in March, however the transportation structure will have lane restrictions.


MontiPower Enters Brazilian Joint Venture

At the beginning of the month, in an emailed press release innovator and manufacturer of surface preparation technologies Monti Group announced that its North American subsidiary, MontiPower...


Bridge Builders Sue NY Thruway Authority

Tappan Zee Constructors, the design-build consortium currently working on the $4 billion Gov. Mario Cuomo Bridge, has recently filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority se...


WA Bridge Begins Phase 2, Looks for Contractor

Upon completing stabilization measures at the West Seattle Bridge, the city’s Department of Transportation is now entering phase two of the project, which will involve designing the?full reh...


MN Pipeline Replacement Presses Forward

Despite requests for a stay of construction and temporary work blocks, Canadian company Enbridge Energy has been given the green light to proceed with the replacement of its Line 3 oil pipel...


Pittsburgh Announces Plans for Hydroelectric Facility

At the end of January, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced that the city of Pittsburgh was planning a new hydropower plant along the Ohio River.


MI to Develop Dam Safety Regulations

Reported at the beginning of the month, the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force announced that it would be delayed in submitting new safety measures to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.


SKorea Reveals Plans for $43B Wind Farm

At the beginning of the month, South Korean President Moon Jae-in revealed the country’s latest component in its Green New Deal: a 48.5 trillion won ($43.2 billion) plan to construct what is...


Navy Awards Nearly $1B in Construction Contracts

The Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Pacific recently awarded seven companies a $990 million, five-year construction contract for projects primarily located in Guam and other var...


Victorian Building Facade Uncovered in OH

During a renovation project on the 600 block of Race in the Central Business District in Cincinnati, crews from non-profit real estate development company 3CDC discovered a second building w...


MaineDOT Outlines Upcoming Bridge Projects

In its three-year work plan, the Maine Department of Transportation published an outline at the end of January, noting on all the capital projects and programs, maintenance and operations ac...


New Los Angeles Viaduct Makes Headway

According to reports, the new Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles—also referred to as the “The Ribbon of Light”—is on track to be completed by mid-2022, despite having undergone unique desig...


Contractors Wanted for Riverside Bridge Painting

The Washington State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform painting repairs on the Hoquiam River “Riverside” Bridge in Hoquiam, Washington.


AASHTO Releases COVID Relief Estimates for DOTs

Based on Highway Infrastructure Programs in the 2021 Division M of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act, American Association of State Highway and Transportati...


Skanska Sued Over FL Interstate Project

In a complaint filed at the end of January, transportation and heavy civil construction company Lane Construction Corporation alleged that its joint venture design-build partner on Florida’s...


Australia Contracts AI Management Tool

For the first time in its country’s history, Australia has awarded a contract to software systems developer Dynamic Infrastructure for the maintenance of dozens of bridges and infrastructure...


Work Continues During Dakota Pipeline Review

Last week, a federal appeals court upheld United States District Judge James Boasberg’s order for a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


TX Tax Incentive Promotes Green Infrastructure

Last month, Houston City Council announced the approval of a new green stormwater infrastructure tax abatement program to encourage the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in p...


Gordie Howe Towers to Rise in Summer

The Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments General Assembly recently hosted a meeting regarding the construction of the new Gordie Howe International Bridge project.


Contractors Needed for FL Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Altamonte Springs is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Altamonte Springs, Florida.


CA Dam Price Increases, Continues to Move Forward

Despite new studies revealing that project costs would nearly double to $2.5 billion, Santa Clara Valley Water officials have announced that they will be moving forward with the development ...


UT Unveils State's Largest Pedestrian Bridge

Earlier this month, Utah officials unveiled what its touting as the largest pedestrian bridge in the state. Measuring more than three football fields at 1,000 feet long and 15 feet wide, the...


Biden Revokes Keystone Pipeline Permit

As promised during his election campaign, President Joe Biden revoked the permit for the $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline upon taking office on Wednesday (Jan. 20).


Rome Colosseum to Get Retractable Floor

To give visitors an idea of what Rome’s Colosseum arena was once like—from the perspective of a gladiator that is—Italy’s government is seeking bids from engineers to rebuild the floor and r...


USDOT Releases Hyperloop Standards Review

On Friday (Jan. 15), the United States Department of Transportation released the “Hyperloop Standards Desk Review,” which plans to aid policymakers in better understanding standards and regu...


Bids Needed for Historic PA Bridge Rehab

Lehigh County is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Manasses Guth Covered Bridge located in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


KTA-Tator Announces New Corporate Headquarters

Coating consulting, inspection, and services company KTA-Tator Inc. recently announced via email that it had officially opened its new corporate headquarters.


WA Installs Record-Breaking Girders

Slated to finish next week, the Washington Department of Transportation recently reported that they were installing record-breaking concrete girders at the new southbound Interstate 5 Puyall...


Disaster Funds Signed into Law

Marking the beginning of 2021, President Donald J. Trump signed S. 3418, the Safeguarding Tomorrow through Ongoing Risk Mitigation Act—also known as the STORM Act—into law.


WI Reservoir Painting Project Out for Bid

The Wisconsin Department of Administration is currently seeking contractors to coat an existing reservoir in Madison, Wisconsin.


MD Board Approves $250M Purple Line Settlement

The Maryland Board of Public Works, comprised of Gov. Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, was recently reported to have unanimously approved the $250 million...


NJ Bridge Project Takes Major Step Forward

A 110-year-old bridge in New Jersey will now officially be replaced, thanks to an authorization made by the state’s Transit board of directors, approving the execution of a full funding gran...


NYC Stormwater Rule Introduced for Overflow

In New York City, officials recently introduced what has been titled the Unified StormWater Rule (USWR), which if approved, will apply to construction within the city’s Gowanus area as part ...


Lake Cohoon Bridge Rehabilitation Awarded

The City of Suffolk has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,258,777 to Allan Myers, Inc. of Glen Allen, Virginia, for rehabilitation of the Lake Cohoon Road bridge structure in Suffolk, V...


COVID-19 Relief Details $10B for Infrastructure

At the end of December, President Donald J. Trump signed a $900 billion COVID-19 relief package, allotting $10 billion for highway infrastructure programs. The package was signed on Dec. 27,...


Transportation Agencies Issue Final Environmental Rule

Last Monday (Dec. 28, 2020), the Federal Highway Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, Federal Transit Administration, and the United States Department of Transportation issued a ...


Multiple Reservoir Rehab Project Out for Bid

The City of North Las Vegas is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate three existing reservoirs in North Las Vegas, Nevada.


Deal Inked for Disney High-Speed Rail

Announced at the end of November, officials from rail company Brightline and Walt Disney World Resort reported that they’ve inked a deal for the construction of a train station at Disney Spr...


House Passes $9.9B Water Legislation

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission areas for the next...


Bids Sought for Las Vegas Retrofit

The Nevada Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of an existing bridge and viaduct in Las Vegas, Nevada.


USDOT Prepares for COVID-19 Vaccine Transport

At the beginning of the month, the United States Department of Transportation announced that it was ensuring that all its regulatory measures would be taken for the safe, rapid transportatio...


Las Vegas Loop Wins Approval for Expansion

Recently, the Las Vegas City Planning Commission approved Elon Musk-owned The Boring Company’s plans to expand its network of tunnels and add several stops under the city.


Venice Floods After Dike Activation Fails

Only two months after the newly inaugurated Mose flood barriers protected the city of Venice from acqua alta’s seasonal flooding, the city streets were reported to once again be underwater a...


Six Lanes Reopen on Arlington Memorial Bridge

After a two-year-long, $227 million rehabilitation project, six lanes of traffic were reopened slightly ahead of schedule on the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington D.C.


Court OKs Fund Diversion for Border Wall

Last week, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals approved the Trump administration’s plan in a 2-1 decision to divert $3.6 billion in funding from more than 100 military construction project...


CA Seeks Bids for Tank Rehabilitation

The City of El Monte is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate an existing Water Tank in El Monte, California.


Observatory Collapses in Puerto Rico

Following weeks of concern over the possibility of cable failure, the Arecibo Observatory collapsed at the beginning of December, ending nearly 60 years of research at what was once the worl...


CA Invests $2B in Infrastructure Projects

Last week, the California Transportation Commission announced it had approved $2 billion for 56 new infrastructure projects that aim to address a variety of transportation needs throughout t...


EPA Issues Final Rule on Cleanup Insurance

In a news release issued last month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had finalized its rulemaking on financial assurance requirements for the Electric Pow...


Gordie Howe Remains on Track for Completion

Despite construction delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials working on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project reported in a recent online community meeting that the struc...


Skanska Repairing FL Bridge ‘At a Loss’

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA is continuing efforts to repair the Pensacola Bay Bridge in Florida, although reports indicate that the construction comes at a loss due to the d...


Sherwin-Williams Names 2020 Impact Awards

Yesterday (Dec. 3), The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2020 Water and Wastewater Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wa...


MN Gives Pipeline Final Green Light

At the end of November, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and independent Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted a construction storm water permit for the Enbridge Energy’s Li...


Construction Begins on $2.3B NYC Office Tower

Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has decreased the demand for office space across the country, specifically reducing the occupancy of Manhattan office towers by 85%, developers...


PennDOT Looks at P3 for Bridge Backlog

Last month, the Pennsylvania Public Private Transportation Partnership (P3) Board approved what it’s calling the Major Bridge P3 Program, a new transportation initiative that will help accel...


FL Waterway Bridge Repairs Awarded

The Florida Department of Transportation has awarded a project in the amount of $1,871,000 to Monoko, LLC of Tarpon Springs, Florida, to perform coating and bridge deck repairs on the Willia...


Sika Expands Production, Preps for Infrastructure

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has launched production of shotcrete admixtures at its main plant at Gournay-en-Bray, north west of Paris.


PA Solar Project Breaks Ground

Canadian company Enbridge Energy recently announced that it had broken ground on the 2.5-megawatt Heidlersburg Solar Project in Tyrone Township, Pennsylvania.


MD Purple Line Settles Dispute, JV Returns

According to reports, the Maryland Department of Transportation has managed to salvage its relationship with most of the contractors involved in public private partnership, Purple Line Trans...


MS Tank Repainting Out for Bid

The Culkin Water District is currently seeking contractors to repaint the Culkin Water Tank in Vicksburg, Mississippi.


Seattle Mayor Announces Plan to Fix Bridge

Last Thursday (Nov. 19), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan announced that the city had reached a decision regarding the repair or replacement of the West Seattle Bridge.


LAX Officials Say Work Could Finish Early

Last week, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, alongside local airport officials, announced that work to modernize and upgrade Los Angeles International Airport Terminals 2, 3, and the Tom Brad...


NY Announces $336M Flood Risk Protection

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy battered waterfront communities in the Rockaways and across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late last month that constru...


Shanghai Building Walks to New Location

To make space for a new commercial and office complex, crews in Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district “walked” an historic school building to avoid demolition.


Work on TX Soccer Stadium Progresses

Although attendance restrictions for the approaching Major League Soccer season remain unclear amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Andy Loughnane, President of Austin FC, reports that con...


MI Governor Shuts Down Pipeline

In citing environmental concerns, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer has announced the state will be shutting down Enbridge Energy’s Line 5 pipeline—which was built in the 1950s and crosses ...


NY Sub Agrees to Pay $3.13M in Fines

Recently, the­ United States Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts announced that VJ Associates, a group of companies based in Hicksville, New York, had agreed to pay $3.13 mil...


SBA to Release Names, Amounts of PPP

United States Federal Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia recently issued an order to the Small Business Administration to release the names and prec...


NC Officials Pushing to Replace Bridge

At the beginning of the month, officials based in Dare and Tyrrell counties in North Carolina appealed to Raleigh and Washington officials regarding the replacement of a 60-year-old bridge i...


NASA Works on Commercial Space Tech

Last week, the United States National Aeronautics and Sp­ace Administration announced that it had selected 17 American companies for 20 partnerships to mature industry-developed space techno...


$9.2B Fuel Complex Planned for LA

Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Fidelis Infrastructure co-founders Daniel J. Shapiro and Bengt Jarlsjo announced that their portfolio company, Grön Fuels LLC, was launching a ...


Australian Dam Project Costs Reach $1.5B

According to reports, the cost of raising of Wyangala Dam in New South Wales, Australia, has nearly doubled due to environmental offsets requiring compensation for the project’s impacts, amo...


MDOT to Auction Mackinac Bridge Sections

According to reports, the Michigan Department of Transportation has made five sections of original steel grating from the Mackinac Bridge available through the Mackinac Bridge Authority.


Pipeline Co. to Pay $800K in Fines, Fixes

In a press release issued at the beginning of the month by the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and Office of the Attorney General Maura Healey, Tennessee Gas Pipeline Co...


FAA Launches Second Drone Integration Program

One day after the closing of the Federal Aviation Administration’s three-year Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Integration Pilot Program (IPP) on Oct. 25, the Administration announced the laun...


VA Seeks Bids for Reservoir Rehab, Repainting Project

The Fairfax County Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and repaint the Annandale Reservoirs in Fairfax, Virginia.


Black & Veatch Pledges Renewable Energy Work

In an effort to aid the global power industry’s transition to lower carbon emissions, and in some cases zero-carbon energy goals, engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overlan...


DemoSATH Project Selects Spanish Contractor

Sustainable transportation infrastructure company, Ferrovial (Madrid, Spain), was recently selected by Saitec Offshore Technologies and RWE Renewables for the manufacture and assembly of a f...


Bids Close on Lighthouse Protection Project

According to Canadian transportation officials, tenders closed last week on a $250,000 project to protect the West Point Lighthouse on Prince Edward Island.


TX ‘Ike Dike’ Unveils Updated Plans

Announced at the end of October, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office released a second draft of its envisioned multi-billion-dollar coastal storm barr...


HRBT Celebrates Expansion Groundbreaking

Arriving on the heels of October, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam and Transportation Secretary Shannon Valentine led a ceremonial groundbreaking celebration for the $3.8 billion Hampton Roads Br...


USDA Invests $891M in Rural Water, Wastewater

At the end of October, the Trump Administration announced that the United States Department of Agriculture would be investing $891 million in the modernization of rural drinking water and wa...


WVDOT Seeking Bids for Bridge Rehab

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Bradshaw Creek Bridge in Summers County, West Virginia.


MO Receives Bridge Replacement Grant

According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), the state is comprised of over 10,000 bridges—the sixth most in the nation—with roughly 20% in poor condition or suffering fro...


UK Rail Bridge Installed in 45 Minutes

As part of the United Kingdom’s High Speed 2 (HS2) project­—a new high speed railway to connect London, the Midlands, the North and Scotland—project crews have reportedly installed the secon...


Canada Bridge Construction Uses Recycled Glass

Officials working on the Darwin bridge project on Nun’s Island in Montreal, Canada, have reported that the structure is incorporating recycled glass in its materials.


NC Tank Rehab Out for Bid

Union County is currently seeking contractors to refurbish the Northwest Elevated Tank in Indian Trail, North Carolina.


Baltimore Penn Station Plans Redevelopment

Despite dips in ridership revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak has since announced it will be moving forward with the renovation of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station and recently ...


USDOT Announces Over $220M in Port Grants

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Transportation announced the award of more than $220 million in discretionary grant funding to improve port facilities in 15 states and te...


Carboline Announces Solution Blog

On Wednesday (Oct. 21), coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced the launch of its Solution Spot Blog, an online resource containing articles brought together by the best technical ...


Survey: Contractors Fear Pandemic Implications

In an August reader survey published by Associated Builders and Contractors, research found that more than 85% of American contractors have been negatively impacted by COVID-19 and expect to...


SBA, Treasury Unveil Simplified PPP Forgiveness

At the beginning of the month the United States Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, released a simpler loan forgiveness application for Paycheck Prot...


Bids Wanted for VA Bridge Rehabilitation

The City of Suffolk is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Lake Cohoon Road bridge structure located in Suffolk, Virginia.


Legislators Introduce Flood Protection Bill

Announced at the end of September, Representatives David E. Price (D-North Carolina) and Lee Zeldin (R-New York) introduced legislation aimed at reducing the impacts of serve weather, such a...


OH Plant Plans Zero-Carbon Transition

Last week, Long Ridge Energy Terminal (Hannibal, Ohio) announced plans to convert its 485-megawatt combined-cycle power plant to run on carbon-free hydrogen.


USS Pasadena Scheduled for Major Overhaul

At the end of September, USS Pasadena—a nuclear-powered fast-attack submarine—arrived in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia, where it has been scheduled for a Drydocking Selecte...


Trump Pushes to Paint Border Wall

According to United States Customs and Border Protection officials, the Trump administration is considering having more than 80 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall painted black.


Contractors Needed for SC Tank Coating Project

The Georgetown County Water and Sewer District is currently seeking contractors to repair and recoat an Elevated Tank in Georgetown, South Carolina.


Flood Barrier Successfully Protects Venice

For the first time in decades, the city of Venice put its flood barriers into practice, successfully keeping the city dry during its first day of acqua alta or “high waters”—seasonal floodin...


AASHTO Renews Call for DOT Emergency Aid

At the beginning of the month, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials inked a letter to Congressional leaders renewing its request of $37 billion in direct federa...


Enbridge Releases Great Lakes Tunnel Animation

Canadian multinational energy transportation company Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, Alberta) recently released a new animation video showing what the Great Lakes Tunnel Project process and construc...


USDOT Announces $321M in Rail Funding

Announced at the end of September, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao reported that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration has selected 50 projects...


Canada Pushes $7.5B in Infrastructure Stimulus

Recently, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that the Canada Infrastructure Bank would be launching a C$10 billion ($7.5 billion), three-year infrastructure plan to boost renew...


PA Seeks Bids for Spillway Bridge Project

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform bridge removal and reconstruction at the Pymatuning State Park Spillway trail located in South Shenango Townsh...


CA Dam Starts Draining for Seismic Retrofit

At the beginning of the month, officials from the Santa Clara Valley Water District started taking the first steps in its $576 million Anderson Dam Seismic Retrofit Project to remove and rep...


EPA Awards WV $25M for Water Projects

Late last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had awarded $24.7 million to West Virginia for various water quality improvement projects addressing wastewater tr...


FTA Announces Final Rule for PMO

At the end of September, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced a final rule amending FTA regulations for Project Management Oversight of transit ca...


South FL Rail Shaves Project Timeline

Thanks to the use of Italian company Petrucco’s box-jacking system, rail officials working on South Florida’s $2.7 billion, 170-mile Brightline high-speed rail extension will see the constru...


Dow Reaches Midpoint of Target Goal

Last month, The Dow Chemical Company announced that it had achieved $500 million in savings from its “Valuing Nature” goal. The milestone marks the midway point to its 2025 Sustainability Go...


Puerto Rico Recieves $13B Infrastructure Grant

Three years after Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, the Trump administration has announced that it will be awarding two of its largest infrastructure grants to the U.S...


FDOT Starts Demo on Pensacola Bay Bridge

Last week, the Florida Department of Transportation announced that it had begun demolition efforts on the damaged areas of the Pensacola Bay Bridge after weathering Hurricane Sally.


Lawsuit Against Border Wall Revived

On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a House of Democrats’ lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s authority to use...


TX Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The San Antonio Water System is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Naco Ground Storage Tank in San Antonio, Texas.


Joint Venture Leaves MD Purple Line Project

Last week, construction came to a halt at Maryland’s $5.6 billion Purple Line light-rail project, as joint venture Purple Line Transit Partners proceeded with its decision to depart from the...


USDOT Releases National Freight Plan

For the first time in American history, the U.S. Department of Transportation has released a National Freight Strategic Plan regarding long-term investments in infrastructure, the workforce ...


VDOT Issues NTP for Hampton Roads Expansion

The Virginia Department of Transportation has recently issued a Notice to Proceed to joint venture in charge of expanding the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel, Hampton Roads Connector Partners (H...


Navy Ship Delays Reduced, Plans Submitted

According to reports, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. Navy ship days delayed by maintenance were reduced by 80% in fiscal 2020.


Mountain Valley Requests to Resume Construction

On behalf of joint venture Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC, representing attorney Matthew Eggerding recently filed a letter with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission requesting that a stop-...


PPP Forgiveness Could Change Tax Bills

According to reports, businesses that received Small Business Administration’s Paycheck Protection Program loans during the COVID-19 pandemic could experience higher taxable revenues.


TX Bullet Train Receives Federal Approval

On Monday, Texas Central Railroad announced via press release that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration had announced the pre-publication version of the fi...


FDOT Responds to Hurricane Damage

Nearly a week after Hurricane Sally rocked the Gulf Shores of Alabama­­, and surrounding areas, the Florida Department of Transportation has announced recovery efforts for the damages experi...


NJ Seeks Contractors for Phase 3 Bridge Painting

The Delaware River Port Authority is seeking contractors to perform Phase 3 for painting of the Commodore Barry Bridge in Camden, New Jersey.


Navy Seeks Input for Pearl Harbor Dry Dock

Earlier this month, the U.S. Navy launched a virtual 32-day public outreach and comment period regarding a new proposed submarine dry dock at the Pearl Harbor Navy Shipyard.


WA Bridge Contract Awarded

King County has awarded a project in the amount of $603,000 to Mericka Group, LLC of Longview, Washington, for coating of the Flaming Geyser Bridge located in Auburn, Washington.


MI Team Completes Dam Inspection

Earlier this month, a group of Michigan engineers from consulting firm TRC Engineers Michigan Inc. presented its 46-page visual inspection report on the failure of the Edenville Dam.


Morandi Bridge Named, Opening Announced

Twenty-two months after the tragic collapse, on Monday (June 22), officials announced the inauguration of the new Morandi bridge—known as “Ponte Morandi”—in Genoa, Italy.


RI Bridge Connects Riverfront Parks

A decade after the City of Providence and the Rhode Island Department of Transportation headed a design competition, reports are again admiring the design of the Providence River Pedestrian ...


DC Concrete Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the West Potable Water Tank in Washington D.C.


Nile Dam Disputes Continue, UN Requested to Intervene

Last week, Egypt reported that it had called on the United Nations Security Council to intervene on talks regarding the construction of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam in the Benishangul...


Democrats Announce $1.5T Infrastructure Plan

United States House Democrats introduced a $1.5 trillion infrastructure bill last week, calling for an increase in funding for road and bridge repairs, in addition to funding for clean drink...


NJ Bridge Replacement Project Awarded

The New Jersey Transit recently awarded a $247.9 million contract for the initial construction phase of the Raritan River Bridge replacement project to George Harms Construction of Farmingda...


Hurricane Season Threatens NCDOT, Others

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, reports claim that the North Carolina Department of Transportation is now facing financial concerns regarding the approaching hurricane season.


Trans Mountain Pipeline Spills, Restarts

Earlier this month, Trans Mountain issued a statement announcing that it had experienced a spill at its Sumas Pump Station in Abbotsford, British Columbia, near Native American reservation, ...


Midwest Hyperloop Study Completed

Recently, Los Angeles-based engineering and construction firm AECOM completed a feasibility study regarding the Midwest Connect—a possible hyperloop connection between Columbus, Chicago, and...


US Minerals Announces New President

Recently, abrasive product manufacturer U.S. Minerals announced Peter Kossis as its new President


Cracks Threaten Collapse of FL Bridge

During a routine biannual inspection on Tuesday (June 16), large cracks and falling concrete were discovered on the southernmost span of the southbound Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida.


Beams Installed at IL Mile Long Bridge

As part of the ongoing $4 billion Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) reconstruction project in Illinois, crews have begun rebuilding the area’s Mile Long Bridge.


MI Sues Dam Owners After Failures

Since the failure of the Edenville and Sanford dams last month, Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced that a new state lawsuit has been filed against dam owners Boyce Hydro LLC and...


CA Culvert, Bridge Rehab Out for Bid

The City of San Clemente, California, is seeking prospective consultants to submit proposals for a city-wide culvert and bridge rehabilitation.


$618M AK Port Approved by Corps

At the beginning of the month, United States Army Corps of Engineers commander Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite approved a $618 million plan to expand the Port of Nome in Nome, Alaska.


Gordie Howe Pushes Toward 2024 Completion

According to officials from the Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority, despite the decline in productivity due to COVID-19, the Gordie Howe International Bridge is still on track for its 2024 tar...


Ingalls Shipbuilding Reopens East Bank Facility

Earlier this month, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division announced that it had completed the reactivation of Pier Four on the east bank of the Pascagoula River in Pas...


Federal Court Upholds Enbridge Spill Plans

Just last week, a panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took sides with Calgary, Canada-based company Enbridge Energy on the topic of its Line 5 oil pipeline tunnel, slated to run b...


Trump Requests Border Wall Input

At the end of May, United States Customs and Border Protection issued a request for information asking federal contractors to suggest new anti-breaching and anti-climbing technology and tool...


TX Elevated Tank Rehab Project Out for Bid

The Harris County Water Control and Improvement District No. 21 is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat an elevated tank in Channelview, Texas.


SDOT to Solicit Engineers for Bridge Replacement

At the beginning of the month, the Seattle Department of Transportation issued a request for Statements of Qualifications (SOQ) from qualified engineering firms to design a replacement for t...


EO to Expedite Infrastructure, Waive Reviews

Last Thursday (June 4), President Donald J. Trump signed a second Executive Order, advising federal agencies to expedite infrastructure investments and other activities as to accelerate the ...


NY Begins Reopening with Construction Sites

At the beginning of this week New York City began opening up nonessential construction sites as directed by the phased reopening of the state put forth by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Arkema Finalizes Sale of Polyolefins Business

Announced early last week, specialty chemicals company Arkema (Colombes, France) finalized the sale of its Functional Polyolefins business to petrochemical manufacturer SK Global Chemical (S...


Corps Seeks to Deepen New Orleans Port

According to reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of New Orleans intend to modify the Mississippi River Ship Channel navigation through deepening channel approaches and other as...


PPG Launches VirtualTECH Tool

Recently, global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced that it had launched a new virtual technical service for its PPG Protective and Marine Coatings customers.


Boring Completes Second Las Vegas Tunnel

Just last month, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company announced that it had completed its second tunnel in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s future underground express transportation system projec...


EPA Limits Opposition of Energy Infrastructure

On Monday (June 1), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced that the agency had issued a final rule that will both promote the construction of energy-base...


Morandi Bridge Replacement Reaches Completion

Recently, joint venture Pergenova, made up of construction and civil engineering business Salini Impregilo and shipbuilder Fincantieri, announced that the final span for the Morandi Bridge r...


COVID-19 Aid, Infrastructure Package Discussed

Earlier this week, the United States Senate returned from recess with the intent to begin discussions on the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act.


Bids Needed for AR Tunnel Improvements

The City of Fayetteville is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Razorback Greenway Tunnel located in Northern Fayetteville, Arkansas.


Protective Coating Gaps Found on Enbridge Pipeline

Last week, officials from Canadian company Enbridge Energy announced that they had discovered four spots where protective coatings had worn away from an underwater oil pipeline in Michigan’s...


SDOT Weighs Analysis of West Seattle Bridge

Since the Seattle Department of Transportation issued an emergency closing of the West Seattle Bridge dude to cracks in the midspan, several professional engineers recently issued a seven-pa...


Latest Issue of JPCL Online Now

In considering the circumstances revolving around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, The Voice of SSPC, has released its May issue through...


Hempel Expands Business in China

Last week, global coating supplier Hempel announced via press release that it broke ground on what will be a new factory in Yantai Chemical Industrial Park, China.


Dogs Assigned to Help VDOT Move Birds

Recently, officials from the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) tasked a pack of 20 border collies to redirect a colony of migratory seabirds to a newly created habitat.


First Section of Keystone XL Reaches Completion

Recently, Canadian natural gas company TC Energy was reported to have completed construction on the first section of the Keystone XL oil sands pipeline. The section crosses between Montana a...


Bids Needed for CA Tank Painting

The City of Manhattan Beach is currently seeking contractors to coat the Block 35 Elevated Tank in Manhattan Beach, California.


Fisher Awarded $1.28B Border Wall Contract

At the beginning of the month, the United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $1.28 billion U.S.-Mexico border wall project in Southern Arizona to Fisher Sand and Gravel Company.


Judge Requires More Review for Pipelines

Earlier this month, Montana federal Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris announced that he was upholding a previous April ruling, which cancels an environmental permit for the Keystone XL ...


NZ Bridge Used for Seismic Research

New Zealand officials have recently announced that its decommissioned Whirokino and Manawatu River Bridge in Foxton will be repurposed for University of Auckland-headed research on seismic a...


PA Wastewater Plan Receives Federal Approval

Last week, the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) announced that its over $2 billion plan to remove seven billion gallons of stormwater and sewage from rivers and streams in the c...


Enbridge Pipeline Moves to Public Comment

Starting last Friday (May 15), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit district office announced it would begin accepting public comments on Enbridge’s proposal to build an oil pipeline tun...


Bids Wanted for PA Bridge Reconstruction

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform reconstruction and coating of the Neville Island Bridge in Robinson Township, Pennsylvania.


World’s First Double Helix Bridge Opens in Sydney

Although no ceremony could be hosted due to COVID-19 health and safety restrictions, a world-first double helix dilating diameter bridge opened in Sydney, Australia, just last week.


WJTA Launches Hydroblasting Cert Program

Last week, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced via press release that it had partnered with the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) to create a new field verification trainin...


$1B Solar Project Signed Off by Trump Admin

Last Monday (May 11), the Trump administration officially approved the construction of the Gemini Solar Project, a 690-megawatt project slated to be constructed just outside of Las Vegas.


USDOT Awards $500M Loan for CA Bridge

United States Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced at the beginning of May that the City of Long Beach, California, had been approved for a $500 million loan under the Transport...


High Winds Shake Up China’s Humen Bridge

Earlier this month, a variety of online videos revealed that the Humen Bridge located in the Chinese province of Guangdong, was shaking and swaying severely while vehicles were traveling acr...


Concrete Strengthened with 'Sewage-Enhanced' Steel Slag

Engineering researchers from RMIT University have recently explored a zero-waste approach that both treats wastewater and makes stronger concrete.


Soo Lock Construction Kicks Off

Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially kicked off construction efforts at the $922 million Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.


$8B Tunnel to Connect Denmark, Germany

Recently, the Danish Minister for Transport, Benny Engelbrecht, announced that construction on the Femern Belt link has been scheduled to begin on Jan. 1, 2021.


Estimates Sought to Coat Border Wall

The Trump Administration recently hosted a border wall project meeting at the White House regarding a possible design change.


FL 2-Tank Coating Project Out for Bid

The City of Winter Haven is currently seeking contractors to restore and recoat the Lake Lucerne and Elbert Elementary Tanks in Winter Haven, Florida.


Replacement Announced for Collapsed FIU Bridge

Last week, officials from Florida’s Department of Transportation announced that they would launching a bid process for the design and construction of a new “signature” bridge over Southwest ...


Maintenance Keeps Over Century-Old Tank in Use

Last month, service company Sheffield Utilities (Sheffield, Alabama) announced that they would be gearing up to complete a four- to five-week-long maintenance project at a local 118-year-old...


CORROSION 2020 Officially Canceled

Yesterday (May 11), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced via press release that its CORROSION 2020 Conference and Expo was officially cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus ...


Turbine Construction Begins at OK Wind Project

Recently, development company Mortenson (Minneapolis) began turbine construction at the 248.2-megawatt King Plains Wind Project in Garber, Oklahoma.


Army Corps Signs Off on Tulsa Levee Project

Announced at the end of last month, Army Corps of Engineers Lt. General Todd Semonite signed his “Chiefs Report,” giving the go-ahead to the Corps to begin working on the preconstruction eng...


$650M NV Pumping Station Reaches Completion

Last month, Southern Nevada Water Authority, along with contractor Barnard of Nevada, Inc., announced that the $650 million Low Lake Level Pumping Station had reached completion.


Bids Wanted for WA Bridge Painting

King County is seeking contractors to perform full removal and re-coating of a bridge over Green River in Flaming Geyser State Park located in Auburn, Washington.


Partnership Quits $2B MD Purple Line Project

At the beginning of the month, Purple Line Transit Constructors—a partnership consisting of Fluor (Irving, Texas), Lane Construction Corp. (Cheshire, Connecticut) and Traylor Bros Inc. (Evan...


University Offers New Urban Construction Degree

Recently, the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced that it would be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in urban construction management, beginning in the fall of 2020.


SC Considering $1.75B Seawall

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has recently announced the preliminary proposal of a $1.75 billion seawall around the lower Charleston Peninsula in South Carolina.


Miami COVID-19 Hospital Conversion Completed

Last week, a temporary hospital built inside the Miami Beach Convention Center reportedly reached completion early—commencing work on April 20—just days before its target opening.


Bids Needed for VA Tank Project

The Western Virginia Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the Fairway Estates and Hidden Woods Tanks in Roanoke, Virginia.


PPG Reports Sales Decline in Q1, 2020

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported in a press release on Monday (April 27), a 5% decrease in constant currencies in first-quarter net sales, compared to the prior ...


Solar Tariff to be Reinstated

According to a notice published earlier this month in the Federal Register, the United States Trade Representative is planning to withdraw its exclusion of imported bifacial solar panels fro...


Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


$569M Awarded for Border Wall Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District has recently announced the award of a $569 million contract modification to BFBC LLC, a subsidiary of Barnard Construction (Boz...


USDOT to Meet CARES Act Responsibilities

In a memorandum issued last Monday (April 20), Acting Inspector General Mitchell L. Behm wrote to the Secretary on supporting efforts made by the United States Department of Transportation t...


Report: Safe Practices Critical During COVID-19

A recent study conducted by a team of researchers from the University of Texas at Austin projected the epidemiological impacts of allowing some or all construction workers in the Austin, Tex...


World’s Largest Soccer Stadium Breaks Ground

Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., a Chinese football club, recently broke ground on a $1.7 billion soccer stadium in Guanzhou, China.


PA Votes to Reopen Economy

In following Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s announcement regarding a three-phase gradual reopening of the state’s economy, House Republicans have taken matters into their own hands, passing al...


Rehabilitation Proposal Released for WV Bridge

The West Virginia Department of Transportation, Division of Highways (WVDOH) in coordination with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), has released a proposal for the rehabilitation of...


Bids Open for NY Bridge Coating Project

The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors for coating of the Ogdensburg-Prescott International Bridge in Albany, NY.


WA's Sound Transit Halts Most Construction

As a response to the COVID-19 pandemic and is associated health risks, Sound Transit Construction announced that it would be suspending most of its construction on transit expansion projects...


UK Coatings Acquires Thomas Howse

Announced earlier in the year, UK Coatings Group—part of the Sheibani Group—reported in a press release that it had officially acquired coatings producer Thomas Howse.


Report: 46,154 Bridges Need Repairs

According to an analysis report issued by the American Road and Transportation Builders Association regarding the U.S. Department of Transportation 2019 National Bridge Inventory, over 46,00...


CA Water Tank Recoating Project Out for Bid

The Eastern Municipal Water District is currently seeking contractors to recoat the interior of the Citrus II Tank in Perris, California.


AkzoNobel Announces COVID-19 Response

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) issued a press release late last month, announcing its response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Another Bridge Collapses in Italy

Last week, Italian officials reported that a bridge serving the A10 motorway on a portion that connects parts of Liguria and Tuscany in Aulla, Italy, collapsed while two drivers were crossin...


USDOT Announces COVID-19 Relief Funding

At the beginning of the month, the United States Department of Transportation announced $25 billion in federal funding allocations for the nation’s transportation systems and $1 billion in f...


Former MTA Manager Pleads Guilty to Bid Rigging, Fraud

According to a release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, former Metropolitan Transportation Authority Manger, Paresh Patel, has pleaded guil...


Waimea Dam Site Issues Inflate Cost

Officials at the Waimea Community Dam site in Lee Valley, New Zealand, have uncovered more issues at its construction site, which has in turn induced a cost blow out of roughly $25 million, ...


FL Water Management Approves Reservoir Contract

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) board recently approved a contract for the construction of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project.


SSPC, NACE Merger Vote Opens

Starting today (April 3), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, will be sending its members ballots via email regarding its possible merger...


FL to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects

While traffic levels appear to be down during the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has announced he wants to take advantage of the opportunity to focus on the state’s infrastruct...


OSHA Extends Silica Exposure Program

According to a news release issued by the United Sates Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended its National Emphasis Program (NEP) on Respirable C...


Construction Continues Amidst Shutdowns

Although President Donald J. Trump announced that the country’s social distancing guidelines would be extended through April 30 at the beginning of the week, the construction industry remain...


WA Bridge Shut Down Indefinitely

Late last month the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) issued an emergency bridge closure on the high-rise portion of the West Seattle Bridge after discovering that previously inspe...


PA Tank Project Awarded

The Beaver Falls Municipal Authority has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,027,477.00 for the rehabilitation and coating of the Freedom and 45th Street Water Tanks to Worldwide Industri...


Trump Signs $2T Stimulus Bill for COVID-19

On Friday (March 27), President Donald J. Trump signed a $2 trillion stimulus bill aimed to help American citizens experiencing lay-offs, companies suffering financially and the health care ...


SSPC, NACE Release FAQ Part 2

On Friday (March 27), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, released part two of its frequently asked questions regarding the possible merg...


$1.2B Contract Approved for Border Wall

Last Monday, the United States Department of Defense announced a contract modification worth $524 million for the design build of the Tucson sector barrier wall replacement project in Tucson...


Public Eye on FIGG for Design Issues, CTDOT

Once again, engineering company FIGG Bridge Group (FIGG) has been brought into the limelight regarding its infrastructure design, construction engineering and inspection services.


OH DOT Construction Presses Forward

Although various projects across the United States have seemingly halted due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) reports that it will continue to stay on s...


Fluor Awarded $1.8B Nuclear Contract

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Defense announced the award of a $1.8 billion contract to Fluor Marine Propulsion LLC (Arlington, Virginia)—a wholly-owned subsidiary of F...


PennDOT Halts Work on Infrastructure Projects

Last Tuesday (March 17), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ordered all contractors to cease work on current projects for a minimum ...


Officials Predict Increased Speed Core Usage

According to Shannon Testa, Director of Commercial Markets for Rainer Square Tower, the core speed technology used to erect the structure could become more popular in the commercial construc...


VA Elevated Water Storage Tank Out for Bid

The Western Virginia Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the RCIT Water Storage Tank in Roanoke, Virginia.


Funds Received for CA Wastewater Facility

Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency awarded the City of Morro Bay, California, approximately $62 million for the replacement of its 63-year old wastewater treatment ...


US DOT Announces Port Funding Program

Announced earlier this month, $225 million in discretionary grant funding has been made available by the United States Department of Transportation through a Notice of Funding Opportunity.


Prep Work Begins for Keystone XL

Recently, Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp. announced that it had officially began preliminary work for pipeline construction slated to take place along the border’s crossing into Mo...


$463M MD Bridge to Begin Construction

Expected to begin this month, joint venture made up of Skanska (Stockholm, Sweden), Corman Kokosing Construction Co. (Annapolis Junction, Maryland) and McLean Contracting Co. (Glen Burnie, M...


NC Approves Green Tariff Solar Deal

Following a city council vote late last month, Charlotte, North Carolina, joined the solar business through a green tariff deal which involves the construction of a 35-megawatt solar farm, s...


Great Lakes Tunnel Approves Design, Build Companies

Earlier this month, Canadian multinational energy transportation company Enbridge Inc. (Calgary, Alberta) announced that it has hired two companies for the design and build contracts for the...


Man Sued for Allegedly Stealing Bridge Tech

On Feb. 4, Hardwire LLC (Pocomoke City, Maryland) filed a lawsuit against Irvin “Skip” Ebaugh, IV and Infrastructure Armor LLC (Ocean City, Maryland) in the United States District Court for ...


CA Government Proposes Rail Funding

Announced at the end of February, Representative Jim Costa (D-California) proposed legislation which would provide high-speed rail projects with approximately $8 billion per year.


Bids Needed for Multiple CA Bridges

The City of Santa Clarita is seeking contractors to perform maintenance and coating of three bridge structures in Santa Clarita, California.


CORROSION 2020, ACS Conference Postponed

Late last Friday (March 6), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that its annual CORROSION 2020 conference and expo would be postponed until June 14-18.


SSPC, NACE Review Merger FAQs

For its ninth update in a scheduled series regarding the possible merger of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, NACE released a review of...


Tnemec Names Sales Director

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri) announced in an emailed press release that Scott Keilbey had been named Director of Sales – Water Tank Market.


Longest US-Based Skywalk Planned in MI

A wholesale mortgage lending company based out of Pontiac, Michigan, has announced its plans to build an enclosed pedestrian bridge between two buildings on its 1.5 million square-foot campu...


$5.9B TX Bullet Train Deal Inked

Recently, Madrid-based freight and passenger train operator Renfe Operadora announced that it has signed an agreement with a United States rail developer for a new high-speed track.


NACE to Hold Merger Town Hall Meetings

Regarding the possible merger between NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, NACE has announced that it will be hosting a series of town hal...


Bids Needed for NY Standpipe Coating

The Suffolk County Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the Middleville Road Standpipe in Oakdale, New York.


Trump Reverses CA Dam Fund Ruling

Following an appeal made by a California agency, the Trump administration announced last month that it would reimburse California more than $170 million for repairs to the Oroville Dam spill...


SSPC, NACE Release Membership Update

Last Friday (Feb. 28), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their eighth update regarding the organizations' possible merger.


Bridge Design Revealed for Sacramento

Last month, city and state officials from Sacramento, California unveiled the official bridge design a new crossing which will provide connection over the Sacramento Railyards and West Sacra...


Scientists Suggest Dams for Rising Seas

Government-employed Dutch scientist and oceanographer Sjoerd Groeskamp has recently proposed a solution to protect an estimated 25 million Europeans living in northern Europe from rising lev...


USDOT Applies for $1B in Grant Funding

Earlier this month, the United States Department of Transportation announced that it would be applying for $1 billion in discretionary grant funding for the Fiscal Year 2020 through the Bett...


ND Bridge Wins Concrete Award

Announced last week, the Broadway Bridge—located in the City of Minot, North Dakota—was awarded the 2019 Gold Star at the Ready Mix & Concrete Products Association’s annual convention.


USDA, EPA Announce Rural Water Support

Recently, the United States Department of Agriculture and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) that aims to help water systems face the challenges o...


Indestructible Paint Announces Focus

United Kingdom-based specialty coatings manufacturer Indestructible Paint Ltd. announced earlier this month that it has launched a dedicated focus on coatings in the rail industry.


First Tunnel Complete at Vegas Convention Center

Earlier this month, Elon Musk’s The Boring Company reported that the first of two tunnels for the Las Vegas Convention Center’s future underground express transportation system had been comp...


Multiple Regulations Waived for Border Wall

On Thursday (Feb. 20), a waiver made by the Department of Homeland Security's Acting Director Chad Wolf went into effect, surrendering certain procurement laws as to expedite construction on...


Design Revealed for Wales Footbridge

Swansea artist Marc Rees, in collaboration with architecture firm ACME, revealed design plans for a new footbridge in Wales earlier this month.


Mountain Valley Pipeline Clears FERC Review

Earlier this month, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released an environmental impact statement concluding that while an 75-mile-long extension into North Carolina—also known as the ...


SSPC Seeks 2020 Board Nomination

In a recently updated press release, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced that it is currently seeking nominations for one position on its Board of Governors.


CO Town Loses $1M to Bridge Scammers

After experiencing a $1 million scam, the Town of Erie, Colorado has been informed that its two insurance carriers—Colorado Intergovernmental Risk Sharing Agency (CIRSA) and American Interna...


UK Government Pursues Irish Sea Bridge

At a lobby briefing last week (Feb. 10), a spokesperson announced that U.K. officials are looking into British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s idea of building an Irish Sea between Scotland a...


Repairs Made at High-Hazard NV Dam

At the end of January, state officials reported that initial repairs on the Cave Creek Dam at Nevada’s Cave Lake State Park in Ely, had been finished, marking the completion of the first pha...


Solar Tariff Review Finds Mixed Results

A midterm report released last week by the United States International Trade Commission revealed mixed results regarding the Section 201 tariff on solar cells and modules.


SD Tank Coating Project Out for Bid

The WEB Water Development Association, Inc. is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the WEB Aberdeen Tower in Aberdeen, South Dakota.


Øresund Bridge Painting Begins

Nearly two decades after its opening, the Oresund Bridge—a roughly 8-kilometer-long (roughly 5 miles) cable-stayed bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden—will finally begin receiving a new ...


Massive Wind Farm Planned in WA

Boulder, Colorado-based renewable energy company Scout Clean Energy is gearing up to build as many as 212 turbines for a new wind farm south of the Tri-Cities in Washington.


Genoa Bridge Aims for Summer Completion

Reported earlier this week, hundreds of construction workers in Genoa, Italy, are working around the clock to ensure that the city’s replacement of the Morandi Bridge is completed by the sum...


TX Elevated Tank Painting Out for Bid

The City of Leon Valley is currently seeking contractors to paint and rehabilitate the Grass Hill Elevated Water Storage Tank in Leon Valley, Texas.


NY Nuclear Plant Releases Decommission Plan

Last month, Entergy Nuclear announced a plan for the spring decommissioning services of its Buchanan, New York-based energy center, Indian Point.


Soo Lock Construction to Begin Spring 2020

In following the award of an almost $53 million contract with Trade West Construction Inc. (Mesquite, Nevada), the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that wor...


OSHA Revises Silica Exposure Program

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced the revision of the National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate work...


SSPC, NACE Announce Fifth Update

On Friday (Feb. 7), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their fifth update regarding an SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference...


Chemical Unit Reopens After Leak, Obstacles

United Kingdom-based specialty chemical company Croda has recently reopened its Atlas Point surfactants plant located at the base of the Delaware Memorial Bridge in New Castle, Delaware.


$50M Contract Awarded for MN Bridge Rehab

Lunda Construction Co.—a subsidiary of Tutor Perini Corp.—has been recently awarded a $50 million contract for the rehabilitation of the historic 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis.


House Bill Seeks $20B for Bridge Repairs

Currently, there are over 47,000 bridges that have been classified as structurally deficient in the United States. To address the issue, members of Congress introduced the Bridge Investment ...


Bids Needed for NY Suspension Bridge Rehab

The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform bridge rehabilitation of Wurts Street over Rondout Creek in the City of Kingston, New York.


Portion of US-Mexico Border Wall Falls

Last week, United States border patrol officers reported that a section of the U.S.-Mexico border wall in Calexico, California, had fallen over into the Mexico side after experiencing high w...


Navy to Begin Repairs on USS Ford

On Jan. 16, aircraft carrier USS Gerald R. Ford departed from the Norfolk, Virginia-based Naval Station to begin various onsite rehabilitation, post-delivery testing and trials.


Work Kicks Off at Dogger Bank Wind Farm

Dogger Bank Wind Farms, a joint venture between SSE Renewables (Dublin, Ireland) and Equinor (Stavanger, Norway) announced late last month that construction on what will be the world’s large...


Axalta to Coat FL Speedway Center Injector

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta recently announced that it will be giving its branded Center Injector at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, a...


DOT Focuses on Rural Mobility Initiatives

During the World Economic Forum last week, U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao announced ongoing mobility initiatives that the Department of Transportation plans to implement in rural ...


CA Dam to Receive Safety Upgrades

In an effort to increase flood protection, last week crews began work on what will be a five-year endeavor to raise the Folsom Dam and surrounding earth wing dams and dikes by 3.5 feet in Sa...


Trump Expands Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Last week, President Donald J. Trump announced an expansion of his tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, claiming that the existing tariffs were not as successful as he’d hoped in restoring...


WV Bridge Recoating Project Seeks Bids

The West Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to clean and coat the Tyler City Bridge in Charleston, West Virginia.


Opponents Sue Kinder Morgan Over Pipeline

At the beginning of this month, construction on the western phase of the Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas restarted after over a year of negotiations and legal issues.


NY Announces $275B Infrastructure Plan

Last week, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the state’s fiscal year 2021 budget, adding $175 billion to the five-year $100 billion plan introduced in 2016, upping the total for transport...


Keystone XL Pipeline to Resume Construction

Canadian pipeline company TC Energy Corp. announced in a status report filing at the U.S. District Court in Montana earlier this month that its long-delayed Keystone XL oil pipeline would be...


Houston Ship Channel Bridge Construction Halted

The Harris County Toll Road Authority (HCTRA) announced earlier this month that it would be temporarily halting construction on the Sam Houston Tollway Ship Channel Bridge replacement projec...


2-Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

The Town of Seabrook is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate two Water Department Water Tanks in Seabrook, New Hampshire.


White House to Divert $7.2B for Border Wall

In the latest update on the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, President Donald Trump is planning to divert roughly five times what Congress authorized to spend in the 2020 budget from Pentagon f...


FIGG Fired from $800M Harbor Bridge Project

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) requested that joint venture Flatiron-Dragados LLC replace the $800 million U.S. 181 Harbor Bridge replacement project’s de...


Musk Seeks to Expand Las Vegas Tunnel Project

Earlier this week, President Steve Davis of tunneling company The Boring Co.—owned by Elon Musk—announced the possibility for additional underground transit systems throughout the Las Vegas ...


Bids Wanted for NY Pedestrian Bridge

The City of New York is seeking contractors to perform reconstruction of the 17th Avenue Pedestrian Bridge and 27th Avenue Pedestrian Bridges over the Belt Parkway in the Borough of Brooklyn...


Crane Collapses at TX Harbor Bridge

In the middle of December, a 110-ton crawler crane collapsed while lifting a connector beam at the Harbor Bridge replacement project site near Interstate 37 and Brownlee Bouelvard.


Contractor to Appeal Boring Machine Verdict

Recently, a Seattle jury announced its verdict regarding the 2013 incident in which a buried steel pipe resulted in the breakdown of Bertha, the Seattle tunnel borer used in construction of ...


VDOT Causes 25K Birds to Lose Nesting Site

Last month, crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation completed pavement work at the nearly $4 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel project, resulting in the loss of a 40-year-old ...


Researchers to Investigate Living Infrastructure

The research of Eleni Chatzi, a professor of structural mechanics at ETH Zurich, seems like something from a sci-fi novel: In one section of her research, Chatzi aims to use seeds to grow br...


RPM Reports Record Sales in Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter on Wednesday, reporti...


Assemblyman Proposes CA Bridge Replacement

An assemblyman is calling for a new, better replacement for California’s Richmond-San Rafael Bridge, a structure that has been plagued with problems dating back to crumbling concrete falling...


Hadid-Designed Wooden Stadium Approved

In a six-to-four vote, the Stroud District Council, of England, approved the world’s first wooden football stadium, which is slated to be built for the Forest Green Rovers Football Club.


Demolition Scheduled for NOLA Hard Rock

On Friday (Jan. 3), New Orleans city officials announced a demolition schedule for the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel. The demolition is slated to take place in December 2020, more than...


Additional Soo Locks Funding Approved

Further construction on the Soo Locks, located in Sault St. Marie, Michigan, was recently made possible when, late last month, President Donald J. Trump approved $75.3 million in funding for...


SprayWorks Announces Second Annual Scholarship

In mid-December, spray foam and polyurea company Sprayworks announced via emailed press release its second annual scholarship geared toward the encouragement of careers in polyurethanes.


Chile Faces Dispute Over $740M Bridge

Late last month, an ongoing dispute between Chile government and South Korean company Hyundai Engineering and Construction over a $740 million bridge project was addressed by the country’s f...


Lanxess Acquires Biocide Manufacturer

In early December, specialty chemicals company Lanxess (Cologne, Germany) announced the acquisition of protective coatings business Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Itib...


Research: Industrial Waste Supports New Construction

Researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are currently spearheading an investigation into reusing industrial waste materials produced by the manufacturing industry,...


Cranes Finish Lifting for China Road-Rail Bridge

Late last month, Chinese engineering firm Zoomlion announced that its cranes had completed lifting work for what is reportedly the world’s longest road-rail cross-sea bridge, located in sout...


River Wall Among Largest 3D-Printed Structures

In the Jiangsu region of China, west of Shanghai, 3D printing company WinSun recently completed one of the largest 3D-printed structures in the world to date: a 1,640-foot-long river protect...


House of Representatives Passes $1.4T Bill

Earlier this week, amongst impeachment proceedings, the House of Representatives passed a $1.4 trillion spending bill, which included funding for President Donald J. Trump’s U.S.-Mexico bord...


Kinder Morgan Closes Deal to Exit Canada

Pipeline operator Kinder Morgan is closing out 2019 by exiting the Canadian market to the financial sound of a $2.5 billion deal, money that accounts for both cash and stock. As part of the ...


Golden Gate Bridge Suicide Barrier Faces Delays

Officials recently announced that construction on the Golden Gate Bridge suicide barrier is now two years behind schedule. The project was originally slated to open in 2021, but that date ha...


Timeline Updated for NV to CA Rail

Work on a high-speed train that would connect Las Vegas and Southern California is set to kick off late next year in the latter state if things go according to plan. For that to happen, howe...


NJ Bridge Replacement Taking Over 10 Years

The Wittpenn Bridge, which connects Kearney, New Jersey, and Jersey City, New Jersey, over the Hackensack River, should have been opened by now, but is taking over 10 years to be built, acco...


Steel Plants Welcome Renewable Energy

Though the steel industry is known for contributing a significant amount to the world’s carbon footprint—amounting to between 6% and 7%—companies have recently made moves toward the developm...


Border Wall Funding Blocked in TX

Earlier this week, a U.S. federal judge blocked the Trump administration from transferring $3.6 billion in Pentagon funds for the construction of border wall along the southern border.


Businesses Sue Over OR Pipeline Explosion

Over three years after a pipeline explosion, in Portland, Oregon, caused over $17 million in property damage and a number of injuries, two business owners recently announced their own intent...


Ørsted, Covestro Announce Record Offshore Deal

Earlier this month, Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany) inked a 10-year corporate power purchase agreement with Ørsted for the acquisition of 100 megawatts of power from the planned Borkum Riffgr...


Russia Activates Major Pipeline to China

Earlier this month, Russia brought onstream the gas pipeline known as the “Power of Siberia,” which runs around 1,800 miles between both Russia and China, in a move that reportedly further s...


$233M CO Convention Center Narrows Bids

Although the Colorado Convention Center is still months away from finalizing a new design-build contractor for its $233 million expansion project, leading bidders have been announced for a s...


Borer for 5-Mile TX Tunnel Revealed

Last week, the City of Dallas unveiled “Big Tex,” a tunnel-boring machine slated to dig a five-mile-long tunnel under the city that intends to provide flood protection for 100 years.


Czech Bridge Connects Village, Cemetery

Ondrej Císler, from AOC Architects, working in collaboration with Petr Tej, from the Klokner Institute at Czech Technical University in Prague, recently developed a connection between the li...


TN Plant Authority Hit With $145K Fine

The Tennessee Valley Authority was recently fined $145,000 by federal regulators at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for submitting incomplete and inaccurate information about a backup...


Border Wall Contracts Use Military Project Funding

Funding stemming from canceled military projects has been assigned to three new contracts for the construction of over 30 miles of replacement fencing along the U.S.-Mexico border, totaling ...


Tappan Zee Consortium Files Lawsuit

Last month, Tappan Zee Constructors, the consortium responsible for the construction of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, filed a lawsuit against the New York State Thruway Authority. In the l...


NYC Hit with Surprise Worksite Inspections

In an effort to reduce the amount of construction worker injuries in New York City, a team of building inspectors has formed to conduct surprise inspections at various major construction pro...


Chemetall Production Site Expansion Completed

Earlier this month, surface treatment firm Chemetall (Frankfurt, Germany), which serves as the surface treatment unit of BASF’s Coatings division, recently completed the expansion of a produ...


'Cap' Project to Give Pittsburgh Green Space

Pittsburgh will be getting a new bit of green space: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is managing the construction of what is known as the “Cap” project, a structure t...


Great Hall Blames DIA for Reno Issues

Recently, former Ferrovial-led consortium Great Hall Partners circulated a 248-page document recounting how Denver International Airport officials’ change orders negatively affected the reno...


SSPC Announces Women in Coatings Impact Awardee

On Monday (Nov. 25), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings named via emailed press release Brooke Divan, a physical scientist with the USACE ERDC-CERL Paint Technology Center, as the rec...


Bridge Collapses in Italy, No Fatalities

Over a year after the Morandi Bridge collapsed in Genoa, Italy, claiming 43 lives, another bridge, located near Savona, also collapsed, with no reported casualties. Torrential downpour had a...


Gordie Howe Bridge Project Progresses

Construction as well as job hiring are both reportedly continuing apace as the Gordie Howe International Bridge project, a structure that will connect Michigan and Canada, continues to unfol...


AlumaSafway, Métis Announce Joint Venture

AlumaSafway and the Infinity Métis Corp announced earlier this month the AlumaSafway Infinity Joint Venture, a partnership that will become the largest indigenous scaffolding, insulation and...


MN Bridge Work Resumes After Graveyard Found

Late last month, work on a bridge project in Duluth, Minnesota, was announced to resume sometime next year, due to a delay brought on by the desecration of a Native American burial site. Bur...


Poland Plans for $60B Nuclear Project

Poland, which has historically largely been reliant on coal, recently made moves to seek a foreign investor, which would hold a 49% stake in the company that would be spearheading constructi...


Pittsburgh Plans 3D Printing, Additive Hub

Pittsburgh International Airport and its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus recently announced the development of Neighborhood 91, a world-first development that is to both condense and co...


ME Town to Pay $75K in Fines for Seawall

Since the construction of a seawall along Long Sands Beach, Maine, without a permit, the Maine Department of Environmental Protection has fined the town of York $75,000.


Design Work on TX Harbor Bridge Delayed

Earlier this month, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced the suspension of design work for the Harbor Bridge project, a move made after reports indicated that FIGG Bridge...


Cost of Mexico's Scrapped Airport Reaches $9B

After scrapping the construction of a Texcoco, Mexico-based international airport last year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) project cancellation costs are adding up and are l...


FBI Investigates Permitting of PA Pipeline

Earlier this month, the FBI reportedly launched an investigation into how permits were issued by Pennsylvania government for the Mariner East pipeline, a project that carries natural gas acr...


Amazon HQ2 Will Aim to Reach LEED Platinum

Almost a year to the date when Arlington, Virginia, was selected to be home to a new Amazon Headquarters (HQ2), Arlington officials are now requesting that the facility go beyond its intende...


Report: Puerto Rico Infrastructure Earns D-

A few weeks after Puerto Rico announced plans for a $20 billion grid overhaul, the American Society of Civil Engineers gave the territory’s infrastructure, which includes dams, bridges, road...


OH Planners Eye Hyperloop to Pittsburgh

After receiving a $100,000 donation from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) is now looking to connect Pittsburgh to its proposed Grea...


Work Begins on $777M ON Transmission Project

Construction has officially commenced on a $777 million, 450-kilometer (roughly 280-mile) transmission line project in Northwestern Ontario, a project that will follow the Lake Superior shor...


Port Covington Project Underway in Baltimore

The first phase of Port Covington’s riverfront mixed-use development project in South Baltimore is reported to be in full swing, three years after city officials approved public financing.


LA Eyes Use of Plastic in Road Longevity

To facilitate research into increasing road longevity, the City of Los Angeles is working in collaboration with TechniSoil Industrial to evaluate using recycled plastic as a binder in newly ...


Elcometer Appoints New R&D Director

Inspection and blast equipment manufacturer Elcometer Ltd. (Manchester, United Kingdom) announced on Wednesday (Nov. 6) via emailed press release the appointment of Paul King as the company’...


PA Sinkhole Indicates Infrastructure Problems

Last Monday (Oct. 28) morning, a sinkhole roughly 100 feet long and 20 feet deep opened up on 10th Street in Downtown Pittsburgh. However, when the sinkhole presented itself, a Pittsburgh Po...


Environmental Rules Waived for TX Border Wall

In the latest installation of the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, President Donald J. Trump recently allowed for construction to begin on a section of the wall in Texas without customary envir...


Largest Nuclear Power Producer Faces Issues

Engineers have recently been tasked with fixing eight faulty welds at Normandy, France-based Flamanville nuclear power plant, which is intended to showcase the country's aptitude for nuclear...


Team Inspects Bridges on US South Korea Bases

Structural engineers from the Far East District segment of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently joined the Engineer Research and Development Center in order to assist with bridge inspec...


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


Victims of Hard Rock Collapse File Suits

As a result of the partial collapse of the Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans, multiple lawsuits have been filed in civil court against the project’s construction leaders and other involved part...


UK Underpass Plans Prompt Anger

After a consultation was launched last month revealing the removal of a dual carriageway underpass located in Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, borough council members have responded with out...


NYC's Beleaguered 'Bouncy Bridge' Demolished

A New York City pedestrian bridge—originally billed as unique for being designed to bounce underfoot—was recently demolished, according to reports. Skeletal pillars are all that currently re...


NY, NJ Approve $4.5B for Airport Projects

Last week, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's Board of Commissioners approved the investment of approximately $4.5 billion for projects that aim to accommodate the continued rec...


Boring Company Vegas Tunnel Progresses

Earlier this month, construction work on The Boring Company’s tunnel for the Las Vegas Convention Center officially entered operation. A tunnel boring machine is also reportedly on site, as ...


NOLA Works on Hard Rock Demo, Cranes

Last weekend, crews carried out demolition services for two damaged cranes that remained at the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans.


NTSB Points Blame in FIU Bridge Collapse

Last week, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in its hearing that the probable cause of the fatal pedestrian bridge collapse at Florida International University in March 201...


Wooden Bridge Installed Over Canadian River Valley

An innovative wooden pedestrian bridge, glass elevator and railway have been built in Edmonton, Alberta, in Canada. The $24 million attraction was designed by international architecture firm...


Concrete Issues Plague MD Purple Line

Issues with concrete at a Maryland Metro entrance shaft are just one of a number of problems associated with the state’s Purple Line project that have recently come to light in documentation...


PA Bridge Project Features Unique Replacement

The state of Pennsylvania will be getting a bridge-replacement first in Pittsburgh, where the Shaler Street Bridge, located in the Duquesne Heights neighborhood, will be replaced with a pair...


Report: Slow Payments Cost GCs $64B a Year

In a recent study conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, in partnership with construction project management software company Procore Technologies, found that slow payments in th...


CO Airport Struggles to End Partnership

The breakup procedure continues to draw out between the Denver International Airport and its $1.8 billion public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners over issues within the airport’s...


SSPC, NACE Merger Discussions Continue

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced Monday that discussions were continuing the potential collaborative efforts between the poss...


Cape Cod Bridges Dubbed 'Obsolete'

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced earlier this month that two “functionally obsolete” Cape Cod, Massachusetts, bridges needed to be replaced.


Report: Garden Bridge Risks 'Downplayed'

A new report on the failed Garden Bridge project, authored by the London Assembly and published by the Assembly’s Garden Bridge Working Group, alleges that key stakeholders, which included t...


NYC Organizations Offer Free OSHA Training

New York City-based construction workers now have the option to receive free Occupational Safety and Health Administration training through city-based organizations Building Skills New York ...


Pipeline Acceleration Plans Backfire

The current administration’s attempts to fast-track energy projects, namely pipelines, have been met with increasing levels of resistance, according to reports. Most recently, plans for thre...


FIU Bridge Collapse Documents Released

As part of the ongoing investigation into the bridge collapse at Florida International University that occurred over a year ago, the National Transportation Safety Board recently released 6,...


New Genoa Bridge Deck Placement Begins

Earlier this month, over a year after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa, Italy, a section of bridge deck for the new structure was lifted into place, marking the first section to b...


GE to Supply British Wind Project

Paris-based division of General Electric, GE Renewable Energy, has been recently selected as the preferred supplier in providing turbines for Britain’s Dogger Bank offshore wind project, acc...


PPG Announces Investigation Resolution

Global coatings supplier PPG announced last week that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-led investigation regarding PPG’s financial reports from December 2016 through April 2018 ha...


Researchers Develop 'Blackest Black' Accidentally

The running for the world’s blackest black was recently upped a notch when researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a new blackest black accidentally, accor...


Largest Offshore Wind Farm Nearly Complete

Danish wind energy firm Ørsted, in charge of constructing what will be world’s largest offshore wind farm, Hornsea Project One, recently reported that the project was nearly finished and on ...


Foxconn Taps Mortenson for Parts of $10B Project

Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has chosen Mortenson Construction (Minneapolis) to serve as construction manager for two facilities that were just approved as part of the...


NC Bridge Work Resumes After Girder Error

Work on the Hawthorne Lane bridge, located in Charlotte, North Carolina, is set to resume after a number of delays. Construction on the bridge stopped completely back in January due to incor...


Netherlands Lab Tests Molten Salt Nuclear Fuel

Earlier this month, the Netherlands’ Nuclear Research and Consultancy Group (NRG) announced that it had reached a milestone in nuclear testing: The Group had completed an irradiation test of...


UK Paint Manufacturer Announces Partnership

HMG Paints Ltd., the U.K.’s largest independent paint manufacturer, recently announced in an emailed press release a new associate partnership with the U.K.’s largest trade and employers’ as...


Plans for $14B TX Bullet Train Progress

Texas Central Partners, the developer tackling the state’s new bullet train project, announced late last week that it had signed a deal with Italian civil engineering contractor Salini Impre...


Northern Ireland-Scotland Bridge Proposed

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has reportedly expressed interest in the construction of a bridge connecting Scotland with Northern Ireland. To date, he has requested that officials exa...


CO Airport Commits to $770M Budget

After the termination of the $1.8 billion private-public partnership contract with Great Hall Partners over the Jeppesen Terminal renovation at Denver International Airport, updates to the p...


Quality Control Issues Plague Silver Line

According to the Washington Metro inspector general, new quality control concerns have been identified with the second phase work on Washington D.C. Metro’s Silver Line project.


MO Announces Bridges Available for Free

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) recently announced that a number of bridges were available for free. The catch? Interested parties must pay for structure relocation.


Austin FC Stadium Breaks Ground

Last Monday, a groundbreaking ceremony took place at Austin FC, marking a major milestone in the project’s steps towards completion.


Builder Named for $743M CO Wind Farm

Xcel Energy recently named development company Mortenson as the company to spearhead work on a $740 million, 500-megawatt wind farm, to be located in Colorado’s Eastern Plains. Previously, M...


MAD Architects Design Hyperloop

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has recently announced a collaboration project with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) for a new elevated transport system des...


MD County Public Works Wins National Awards

Prior to the end of August, two Anne Arundel County Department of Public Works agencies received national awards as recognition of improvement efforts to the quality of local waterways.


MN Floating Museum Faces Corrosion

Duluth, Minnesota’s 611-foot-long floating museum, known as the William A. Irvin, recently had to extend its already monthlong stay in drydock due to the discovery of damage that was worse t...


World's First Commercial Nuclear Plant Defueled

It's official: The world's full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel, taking the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Program one step closer to completion.


NV-CA High-Speed Train Back on Track

Announced last week, Virgin Trains USA is ready to connect a high-speed train between Las Vegas and Southern California after a series tax-related delays.


BMW Reveals Vantablack-Coated X6

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW has recently unveiled a special edition Vantablack-coated BMW X6.


Architects Develop Flood Protection Barrier

Work was recently completed on Zaha Hadid Architects’ Niederhafen River Promenade, in Hamburg, Germany, which required an upgrade to its flood prevention system in light of storm surges that...


National Lab Details $13B Building Plans

The Los Alamos National Laboratory has announced a 10-year, $13 billion construction program, aimed at upgrading its Los Alamos, New Mexico-based facility.


NOLA Superdome Reno Plans Completion for 2024

The Louisiana State Bond Commission has unanimously approved borrowing plans for the $450 million renovation of the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Seattle's Rainier Square Tower Tops Out

Just ten months after the project began, the 850-square-foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle has reportedly topped out, thanks to its radical composite steel framing system, otherwise known ...


CA to Build World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently entered its final design stage for an $87 million animal overpass, slated to cross the Los Angeles 101 Freeway.


Another $305M in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

Work on sections of the U.S.-Mexico border wall continues to progress with the recent award of $305 million in contracts. The work is to take place along the border in Texas.


Repairs on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Complete

Recently announced by the California Department of Transportation, all joint replacement work on the upper deck of the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge has been completed.


Owner of Brentwood Dam Sued to Make Repairs

The Attorney General’s office has recently requested that a Rockingham County Superior Court judge find that dam-owner Brentwood Dam Ventures LLC is in violation of various state laws in rel...


Fired Contractor Claims $1B Needed for CO Airport

Not long after the Denver International Airport decided to end its public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners for terminal renovations, the contractors released documents showing th...


Rolling Bridge Opens Canal to Water Traffic

Striving to provide a new connection for a redeveloping industrial sector of London, as well as re-opening a canal to boat traffic, architect Thomas Randall-Page recently kicked off a crowdf...


Mountain Valley Ceases Pipeline Work

Late last week, Mountain Valley Pipeline developers voluntarily suspended construction on stretches of the pipeline in light of a recent lawsuit that sought to address concerns about the pro...


Removal Timeline for Klamath River Dams Updated

According to a new filing with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, nonprofit Klamath River Renewal Corp. has updated the cost and timeline for the removal of four hydroelectric dams lo...


Firm Refusing to Settle in FIU Case

Companies being sued in light of the bridge collapse at Florida International University, which occurred roughly a year and a half ago, have decided to settle, though one last holdout may de...


Plagued New-Build Hospital Risks Demo

According to a Scottish health trade union official from UNISON, a nearly completed 150-million-euro HLM Architect-designed children’s hospital may need to be torn down.


ADOT Implements Composite in Bridge Project

In order to replace the Interstate 40 bridge, located near the city of Winslow, Arizona, the state department of transportation used a method that alternates layers of granular fill bolstere...


EPA Proposes Revisions to NSR, CWA

Last week, a few proposals emerged out of the Environmental Protection Agency—including revisions to New Source Review regulations and changes to certifications under the Clean Water Act—tha...


Contractor Uses Cast-in-Place System for Border Wall

In order to expedite border wall construction, Fisher Sand & Gravel, a contractor that previously built a section of the wall in New Mexico, holds a patent for what is known as a “concrete f...


WV Pipeline Coating Reported Safe After Concerns

Addressing concerns raised over the coating used on a stretch of the Mountain Valley pipeline running through Virginia and West Virginia, project developers told federal regulators that the ...


Songbird Delays TX Pipeline Construction

The presence of an endangered songbird is blocking another infrastructure project in Texas, according to reports: The golden-cheeked warbler is one of a number of other endangered species li...


SSPC, NACE Name Talks Facilitator

On Tuesday (Aug. 6), NACE International and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the mutual decision to bring McKinley Advisors on board as a guiding entity for the two organi...


Chernobyl Safe Confinement Completed

In a ceremony held on July 10, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics, partners in the NOVARKA consortium, announced the completion of the Chernobyl New Safe Confinem...


India Government Approves Hyperloop Project

The government of Maharashtra, located in India, recently announced that the development of a hyperloop is as a public infrastructure project, and has named Virgin Hyperloop One as one of th...


Third Bridge Spans Panama Canal

On Friday (Aug. 2), Panamanian President Laurentino Cortizo, and Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano revealed the third bridge to cross the Panama Canal, which forges a new link between...


PPG Supplies Coatings for Pittsburgh Roller Coaster

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently provided coatings for the Steel Curtain roller coaster, a fixture at Kennywood Park, an amusement park in the area. One of the colors chosen w...


UT Tank to Retain Controversial Art

The aesthetic future of a water tank in Cedar City, Utah, was recently up for debate when the area council considered doing away with what has been known as a controversial mascot formerly u...


Renderings Reveal NBA Clippers’ $1B Arena

The National Basketball Association has recently revealed renderings of the new Los Angeles Clippers’ Inglewood, California-based arena through an official release.


Los Angeles Transit Plans Updated, Refined

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has announced that the Sepulveda Transit Corridor project is exploring options for four potential routes, in addition to a new pr...


RFI Issued for $13B JFK Central Hub

Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a Request for Information made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and development of JFK Central.


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


Russian Floating Nuclear Plant Begins Operation

Floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has recently been issued a 10-year operating license for its two onboard reactors from Rostechnadzor, Russia’s Federal Environmental, Indust...


Hadid-Designed FL Skyscraper Now Complete

The first and only residential skyscraper in the United States designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Miami's “One Thousand Museum,” has recently reached completion, according to officials.


Judge Approves $1.1B CT Rail Bridge

A federal judge recently ruled that plans for a $1.1 billion rail bridge, located in Norwalk, Connecticut, will be able to move forward. The structure to be replaced is currently 122 years o...


Abu Dhabi Launches Single-Site Solar Project

Abu Dhabi recently announced that it had opened what is reportedly the world’s largest single-site solar project. Previously, a similar claim went to the $13.6 billion Mohammed Bin Rashid Al...


Mountain Valley Pipeline Coating Questioned

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently issued a request for “toxicological, environmental and health information” from the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s corporate attorney regard...


HI Complex to Receive $679M Overhaul

International architecture firm Snøhetta has recently revealed project renderings of O’ahu Island-based premier arts and cultural complex, Neal S. Blaisdell Center.


Work On Gordie Howe Bridge Progresses

In preparation for construction of the Gordie Howe International Bridge, demolition and site-clearing work have commenced in a stretch of Detroit, according to reports. Other work on the Mic...


Company Turns Wastewater Into Beer

Waste not, want not: In a bid to further discussions about the potential of reusing wastewater to address water shortages across the globe, global water technology company Xylem (Rye Brook, ...


1,500-Mile Railroad to Connect Alaska, Canada

Alaska Railroad Corp. (ARRC) and the Alaska to Alberta Railway Development Corp., also known as A2A Rail, announced late last month that both companies had signed an agreement for the develo...


World's Tallest Modular Buildings Completed

Last week, Singapore celebrated the completion of a pair of 140-meter-high concrete module towers. According to Bouygues Batiment International—the construction company who built the develop...


SSPC, NACE Continue Merger Talks

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International leaders are reportedly making headway on combining the organizations into one venture. Both NACE International President Terr...


PA Contractor Faces Fines for Bridge Collapse

After being cited in January 2016 for serious violations which resulted in the partial collapse of the Pennsy Bridge in Ridgway, Pennsylvania, contractor Francis J. Palo Inc. is now facing $...


IN Bridge Work Completed $900k Under Budget

Work on a bridge project in Elkhart Township, Indiana, totaled over $900,000 under budget, according to reports. The financial success was largely attributed to careful construction inspecti...


Regulations Waived for Border Wall Work

Over a week after a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in funding for the U.S.-Mexico border wall, U.S. Customs and Border Protection and the Army Corps o...


Denver Airport Renovation Delayed, Again

In the Great Hall Partners’ most recent report—a consortium of companies performing the $650 million renovation of Jeppesen Terminal at Denver International Airport—it has been announced tha...


Oysters Used in SC River Dredging

Oysters are being used to mitigate the impact of dredging activities in a South Carolina river, according to reports. The implementation of the reef system also helped local authorities obta...


TX Judge Lifts Permian Pipeline Block

Construction on the $2 billion Permian Highway Pipeline will be allowed to proceed, according to a recent ruling by a Texas judge late last month. This means that plans can move forward with...


Funding for Border Wall Blocked

On Friday (June 28), a federal judge blocked the Trump administration from using $2.5 billion in funding—money that was intended for military use—for building the U.S.-Mexico border wall. Th...


NCDOT Proposes Protecting Island with Steel Wall

The North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division is looking to build a 1,000-foot-long sheet pile wall along the north tip of Ocracoke Island in order to protect the site, an a...


Ground Broken on South FL Rail Project

Earlier this week, Central Florida leaders and representatives from Virgin Trains USA attended the groundbreaking of a $2 billion, 170-mile passenger rail project that will connect Orlando a...


Cranes to Increase Concrete Capacity at TN Dam

This summer AECOM Construction Services will be installing three tower cranes for the Chickamauga Navigation Lock project taking place at the Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Germany-Norway 'Green Cable' Hits Milestone

Last week, the NordLink project, a 623-kilometer (roughly 387-mile) transmission system that will serve as a connector for German wind and solar, along with Norwegian hydropower, hit a new m...


FIU Bridge Designer Testifies

Over a year after the bridge collapse at Florida International University, and a day after the Occupational Safety and Health Administration released an investigative report that laid blame ...


Bridge Rededication Marks Project Completion

Last Friday, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey held a rededication ceremony for the Bayonne Bridge, marking the completion of the $1.7 billion “Raise the Roadway” project.


Sunshine Bridge Struck by Vessel, Again

Late last week, yet another vessel struck St. James Parish, Louisiana’s Sunshine Bridge, which prompted a closure to evaluate the integrity of the structure. An investigation into the incide...


ABC Construction Replaces CT Bridge in 2 Weekends

Bridge replacement work in Stamford, Connecticut, which addressed issues with a structure that was at the end of its functional lifespan, was cut down to two weekends thanks to the use of Ac...


Trump Considers Sanctions for European Pipeline

On Wednesday (June 12), President Donald J. Trump announced that using sanctions to block controversial pipeline Nord Stream 2, were still being considered as a form of action against the Ru...


Phoenix Airport Approves $5.7B Plan

A 20-year plan for Sky Harbor’s International Airport has been unanimously approved by the Phoenix City Council in a 9-0 vote.


$802M FL Infrastructure Project Underway

The Florida Department of Transportation has released new information on a $802 million infrastructure plan, “Connecting Miami,” which includes a new six-arch bridge and rehabilitation to th...


Seattle Releases Magnolia Bridge Study

The Seattle Department of Transportation has released its Magnolia Bridge Planning Study regarding possible options to address the bridge’s aging qualities.


$107M Contract Awarded for Rikers Island Project

Joint venture AECOM and Hill International have been recently awarded a $107.4 million contract by the New York Department of Design and Construction for the program and project management o...


Las Vegas-SoCal Rail Project Delayed

Plans for a $4 billion high-speed rail project connecting Southern California and Las Vegas have been delayed by up to two years due to the company responsible being unable to land tax abate...


Underground Tank Plans for Skate Park Top

On Monday, Virginia Beach, Virginia-based Woodstock Park closed its doors to visitors for the installation of a 5.2-million-gallon underground wastewater storage tank, slated to be topped wi...


Water Project Lead Service Kicks Off

Technology Publishing Co., the company behind industry publications Paint BidTracker, PaintSquare Press and PaintSquare Daily News, will be promoting its new project lead servi...


$380M Ship Channel Project Begins in TX

Work has commenced on a $380 million project to widen Texas' Port of Corpus Christi’s ship channel, according to reports. The groundbreaking ceremony, attended by members of government and p...


TX Permian Highway Pipeline Trial Begins

On Tuesday (May 28), Judge Lora Livingston and the 261st State District Court in Austin began listening to arguments to decide the outcome of an anti-eminent lawsuit filed against Kinder Mor...


SC Bridge Temporarily Closed Due to Heat

Due to record-setting heat in South Carolina over the past few days, the Ben Sawyer Bridge had to close, due to the structure becoming stuck partially open. State transportation officials di...


Golden Gate Suicide Barrier Taking Shape

Recently, Golden Gate Bridge district officials displayed a 300-foot mock-up of what will be the bridge’s new “Suicide Barrier.” The mock-up was assembled in a Richmond, California-based con...


Dams to be Removed in CA, OR

Late last month, Kiewit Infrastructure West won the design-build contract for the removal of four dams, located in California and Oregon, along the Klamath River. Department of the Interior ...


World's Widest Suspension Bridge Opens in Egypt

Earlier this week, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi opened what is being touted as one of the world’s widest suspension bridge, according to reports. The structure crosses the Nile no...


Contractors Shortlisted for Border Wall Work

In the latest update to the U.S.-Mexico border wall saga, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently shortlisted 12 contractors to bid on construction work sometime during the next five years...


VA Offshore Wind Construction Begins

In the upcoming weeks, Dominion Energy (Richmond, Virginia) will begin construction on the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, according to the company’s Chairman, President and CEO Thom...


$450M Superdome Renovation Approved

After collaboration between the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints and Louisiana state officials, a deal approving the first phase of the $450 million Mercedes-Benz Superdome reno...


Border Wall Protester Could Stall Contracts

One border wall contract bidder, a company that did not win the nearly $1 billion in contracts from the latest round of national emergency-appropriated funding, recently filed a protest with...


Longest U.S. Suspension Pedestrian Bridge to Open

The longest suspension pedestrian bridge in the U.S., located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is set to open in a couple of weeks, running 680 feet across a valley in the Great Smoky Mountains. Th...


Group Sues Over TX Permian Highway Pipeline

Hill Country, Texas, landowners, along with City of Kyle officials and Hays County, recently filed a lawsuit against Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline and the Railroad Commission in regard to the...


DE Bridge to Receive New Ship Collision System

In the largest Better Utilizing Investment to Leverage Development grant issued for an infrastructure project in Delaware, the Delaware River and Bay Authority will use the $22.25 million in...


$13.6B Solar Plant Grows in Dubai Desert

The $13.6 billion Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, named for the ruler of the emirate and located in Dubai’s desert, recently hit a milestone: Construction of the fourth phase has ...


AkzoNobel Reports Flat Revenue in Q1

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently published its first-quarter financial report Wednesday, noting that the company numbers are holding steady in the beginning of this fiscal yea...


Construction Begins on Sun-Tracking Solar Farm

Construction is underway for the world’s largest sun-tracking solar farm, a venture that is part response to increasing resistance to building wind turbines and solar farms on land. The arch...


Nearly $1B in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced the awarding of $976 million in border wall contracts, marking the first projects paid for with funding connected to President Donald J. T...


FIU Bridge Cracks Reportedly Initially Dismissed

At a hearing connected to last year’s bridge collapse at Florida International University, lawyers presented documents alleging that engineers dismissed cracks found in the bridge prior to t...


Oroville Dam Spillway Passes Testing

Earlier this month, the California Department of Water Resources put the main spillway of the Oroville Dam to the test for the first time since the crisis over two years ago. According to th...


CO $233M Convention Center Bids Again

Just over a week ago (April 1) the city of Denver posted a solicitation for companies or teams interested in providing design-build services for the Colorado Convention Center Expansion Proj...


Funding for VA Bridge-Tunnel Approved

Late last month, the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission, working in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Transportation, announced the approval of funding for th...


Construction on Soo Locks to Begin

Toward the end of March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held an open house in Detroit to update their current and upcoming projects, including the Soo Lock project’s construction status.


FL Company Announces Solar to Replace Gas Plants

Late last month, Florida Power and Light, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, announced that once two natural gas plants are retired, the company would be building the world's largest solar-powe...


Painted UK Hall Reopens after $11M Renovation

After a two-year conservation project, the Greenwich Painted Hall, dubbed by some as the “Sistine Chapel of the UK” is reopening its doors to the public.


Long Island Gets First Composite Water Tank

The town of Hempstead, New York, is seeing the addition of a new structure to its skyline: A concrete pedestal water tank, more commonly known as a composite tank, the first of its kind on L...


Contractor Offers Cheap Border Wall Construction

A North Dakota-based contractor claimed earlier this month that his company could build 234 miles of the U.S.-Mexico border wall for $1.4 billion, a fraction of the funding the president is ...


SSPC, NACE Explore Unified Efforts

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced Monday (March 18) the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” between...


ID Water Tower Vandalized with Graffiti

A graffiti artist recently braved the heights of an Idaho water tower to mark the structure with the words, “Save Ferris.”


3 NY Painting Companies Charged with Fraud

The United States federal government has recently filed a civil fraud lawsuit against three New York-area painting contractors.


FIU Bridge Contractor Files for Bankruptcy

The contractor responsible for installing the pedestrian bridge at Florida International University roughly a year ago has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, according to a press re...


Funding Approved for Last Leg of LA Subway

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced late last month the approval of a budget more than $3.2 billion for the last leg of the $8.2 billion Purple Line Extens...


Chicago Bridge Faces Corrosion Issues

Permanent repairs on Chicago’s Lake Shore Drive Bridge are underway roughly almost three weeks after a crack in one of the bridge’s steel beams was first discovered by a crew working in the ...


Elon Musk Announces New Tunnel Borer

Boring Company founder and billionaire Elon Musk announced on Twitter early last week that the company’s next-generation tunnel borer, Line-Storm, could be active within the next month or sh...


Corpus Christi Bridge Construction Delayed

Joint venture Flatiron/Dragados LLC, the entity responsible for designing and building Corpus Christi, Texas’ new $930 million Harbor Bridge, announced earlier this month that the project wo...


Construction Begins on $101M CA Border Section

Earlier this month, work began on the fifth border wall under the Trump administration. The section of wall in question—a replacement project for 14 miles of barrier in San Diego—is currentl...


Old Champlain Bridge to be Deconstructed

As construction of Montreal’s new Champlain Bridge nears completion, the government of Canada recently named a firm that will be spearheading work to deconstruct the old bridge, a process th...


Progress Made on Golden Gate Suicide Barrier

Four new metal protrusions can now be seen along the western and eastern flanks of the Golden Gate Bridge, marking visual progress on the suicide barrier that is currently being installed on...


VA Announces Contractor for $3.3B Tunnel Project

Governor of Virginia Ralph Northam recently announced the contractor spearheading work on the construction of two new tunnels and widening a highway in the Hampton Roads area, a project that...


Dow Expands EMEA Distribution Agreement

Safic-Alcan, independent specialty chemicals distributor (La Défense, France) and Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced the extension of their existing agree...


Government Aims to Terminate CA Rail Funding

On the heels of the state of California suing over President Donald J. Trump’s emergency declaration regarding the border, the Department of Transportation has announced it is seeking the re...


Google Announces Solar Project in Taiwan

Tech giant Google recently announced plans to move forward with a new renewable energy project: Solar panels that will be situated on top of fishing ponds in Taiwan, amounting to a 10-megawa...


Garden Bridge Cost for Taxpayers Revealed

Taxpayers will be covering 81 percent of the 53 million pounds ($69.1 million) spent on the foiled Thomas Heatherwick Garden Bridge project, according to reports. The news arrives on the hee...


Australia Bridge to be Repainted for the First Time

Brisbane’s 79-year-old Story Bridge will be receiving its first new paint job, and the work is expected to take five years, according to reports. The structure’s paint had only been touched ...


Oroville Emergency Spillway Nears Completion

Two years on from the Oroville Dam spillway crisis, which prompted the evacuation of 188,000 people, marks the rebuilding of the spillway and new legislation related to dam safety.


WY Utility's First Wind Farm Faces Replacement

A Wyoming utility company has filed a permit to replace its first wind farm—originally commissioned in 1998, composed of over 65 turbines—located at Foote Creek Rim I. The replacement would ...


City Votes to Demolish Historic NC Water Tower

The future of Loray Mill, North Carolina’s historic water tank has been decided: Earlier this month, Gastonia leaders voted to have the structure demolished, an act that comes with a $225,00...


Progress Made on TX Harbor Bridge

Progress is underway on Corpus Christi, Texas’ Harbor Bridge project, with the project's social media page sharing images of the recently completed concrete placement on the first lift of th...


CA Sepulveda Transit Corridor Designs Released

Late last month, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) released four refined concept options for the Sepulveda Transit Corridor Project, which will help allevi...


DOJ Settles with Silver Line Concrete Supplier

Late last month, the Department of Jusice announced a $1 million settlement with Universal Concrete Products Corp. and its co-owner and president Donald Faust Jr., for civil allegations rela...


Government Demands Garden Bridge Correspondence

In a move to investigate further into the failed London Garden Bridge project, the London Assembly recently issued a demand for correspondence from Transport for London that was written in c...


MD Board Rejects Gas Pipeline

Earlier this month, the Maryland Board of Public Works rejected a proposed natural gas pipeline, owned by TransCanada, that would run for three miles along the western part of the state, emp...


100-MW Solar Project Announced for CO

Solar energy generation and transmission cooperative Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association, working in collaboration with juwi, the U.S. subsidiary of Germany-based renewable ene...


Petition Calls for Repainting Whitman Bridge

A recently launched petition, spearheaded by the Penn Libraries Kislak Center and the Streets Dept art and culture blog, is proposing repainting the Walt Whitman Bridge rainbow colors to hon...


ArDOT Announces $142M in Transit Projects

On Wednesday (Jan. 23), the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ArDOT) announced low bid results for 31 infrastructure projects, totaling $142 million. The projects are part of the larger...


Future of Historic NC Water Tower Uncertain

The future of a historic water tank in North Carolina remains uncertain: Officials are aiming to tear down the Loray Mill village structure, though a decision has not yet been made and other...


Cost Overruns Plague $9B HI Light Rail

The first of four audit reports regarding the Honolulu Rail Transit Project has been released, with the state auditor’s office citing that the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation’s p...


Sunshine Bridge Enters Next Phase of Repairs

Earlier this month, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (DOTD) announced that repairs to the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, hav...


Musk Offers to Tunnel in Australia

Last week, billionaire Elon Musk, founder of the Boring Company, offered New South Wales parliament member Jeremy Buckingham a tunnel that would run from near Lithgow to outside of Penrith i...


Longest 3D-Printed Concrete Pedestrian Bridge Finished

Earlier this month, the world’s longest 3D-printed concrete pedestrian bridge was completed in Shanghai’s Wisdom Bay Industrial Park, a project designed and developed by Professor Xu Weiguo,...


Fatberg Haunts English Sewer

A ghoul made of grease and used baby wipes haunts the Sidmouth, England’s sewers: The fatberg, a 210-foot-long mass, is the largest discovered in Devon or Cornwall.


Longest Over-Water Bridge Almost Finished

One of the longest bridges running over water in the world, connecting Kuwait City and a future mega-development in Subiya, is almost complete, according to reports.


Border Wall Prototypes Damaged with Tools

A recently revealed report indicates that all eight border wall prototypes, inspected by President Donald J. Trump in March 2018, are susceptible to breaching. President Trump has chosen a s...


State Permit Granted for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Earlier this week, a Virginia state board unanimously approved a gas compressor station permit for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project, a $6.5 billion, 600-mile shale gas pipeline spearheade...


Silver Line Phase 2 Faces Rail Tie Flaws

According to recent findings, phase two of Washington Metro’s $5.8 billion Silver Line extension, in Washington, D.C., is facing its own set of problems: Alleged faulty railroad ties could c...


MA Coal Plant Converted to Solar Farm

With activists successfully pushing to convert the former site of former coal-and-oil plant, located in Holyoke, Massachusetts, into an area for a solar farm, the site is now a step toward t...


Approval Granted for Germany-Denmark Tunnel

The German Ministry of Transport of Schleswig-Holstein state recently granted approval for the construction of an 18-kilometer-long (11.18-mile-long) sunken-tube road and rail tunnel link th...


Delays Challenge Montreal Bridge Construction

Construction of Montreal’s Champlain Bridge, a structure designed to last 125 years, is facing a delay of its opening date due to harsh conditions, and those responsible for building the bri...


Plans to Replace Morandi Bridge Underway

Demolition of Genoa’s Morandi Bridge began Saturday (Dec. 15), and well-known Italian architect Renzo Piano will be overseeing the structure’s replacement, his own design featuring 43 posts,...


Fourth Phase of Work on WV Dam Complete

The fourth phase of work on a nearly 70-year-old dam near Hinton, West Virginia, is now complete, marking the installation of 278 high-strength steel anchors that serve to better tie the dam...


Report: Bolt Failures in Cuomo Bridge

A number of steel bolts used in the construction of the Mario Cuomo Bridge broke apart during the building process, according to reports. There are also allegations that some in leadership p...


Donors to Sue Garden Bridge Trust Over Project

Wealthy individuals who provided financial donations to London’s Garden Bridge project are now seeking to sue the charity behind the endeavor, with one alleging that the money had been flush...


Boring Company Tunneling Toward LA Stadium

Earlier this month, billionaire Elon Musk’s The Boring Company announced that it would be abandoning plans for a test tunnel under the west side of Los Angeles, instead switching focus to a ...


Construction Begins on Mexico Wind Farm

Energy firm Enel Group, through its subsidiary Enel Green Power Mexico, began construction on a 244-megawatt wind farm in the Mexican State of Nuevo Leon earlier this week.


Commuters Avoiding KY's New Infrastructure

A recent report from the Indiana Department of Transportation indicates that drivers are not using the multi-billion-dollar bridge and highway system the state developed in collaboration wit...


US Border Wall Plans Move Forward

Late last month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the beginning of construction of a series of border wall gates in the Rio Grand Valley sector. A judge also ruled earlier this w...


PennDOT Replaces Over 500 'Poor' Condition Bridges

Late last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation announced that 511 “poor” condition bridges had been replaced to date, with another 41 currently under construction thanks to a...


NJ Commuter Aims to Raise Money for Portal Bridge

One New Jersey commuter has taken it upon themselves to find funding for replacing the Portal Bridge: A GoFundMe, started by someone self-named as “Sad Jersey Commuter,” is seeking $920 mill...


Firm Granted Approval for Timber-Clad Bridge

Bridge design firm Knight Architects, working in collaboration with engineering firm WSP, was recently granted permission to build a timber-clad pedestrian bridge in South Wales, a structure...


Texas Bullet Train Gets Construction Date

Construction on Texas’ new bullet train is slated to begin late next year, according to reports. The project is still awaiting final approval from the Federal Railway Administration, however...


BIG Shares Plans for MLB Complex

Last week, architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group revealed plans for a new ballpark to replace the current home of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics.


Water Tower Bar Pays Homage to NYC Tanks

A new watering hole in Manhattan raises the bar, acting as a tribute to New York City’s industrial past: The Williamsburg Hotel’s newest bar is housed in a structure reminiscent of a water t...


Boring Company Tunnel Project Abandoned

A lawsuit filed back in May has resulted in billionaire Elon Musk’s Boring Company dropping plans for a tunnel running beneath Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles. The company will now focus ...


Audit: CA Rail Plagued by Cost Overruns

A recent audit indicates that cost overruns—currently totaling $600 million for three projects, $1.6 billion total estimated to complete them—associated with the California high-speed rail p...


$491 Million in Border Wall Contracts Awarded

On the heels of a border wall contract awarded earlier this month, U.S. Customs and Border Protection announced the award of two more contracts: $324 million to Barnard Construction Co. for ...


Southwest Light-Rail Construction to Begin

The prospect of a new light-rail line connecting Minneapolis to Eden Prairie recently overcame a significant hurdle on the road to construction: The Federal Transportation authority has issu...


NJ's Yellow Brick Road to be Restored

The yellow brick road no longer exists only in Oz: A two-block road, known as Castle Point Terrace, located in Hoboken, New Jersey, is a visual successor of the movie-famous roadway, and is ...


'Ike Dike' Proposal Raises Concerns

Rice University researchers recently voiced concerns over plans for the $31 billion, 70-mile-long Ike Dike project, citing worry over the completeness of the study used by the U.S. Army Corp...


Government Agency Awards Border Wall Contract

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, in collaboration with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, announced earlier this month the award of a $145 million contract to build a section of border wal...


Brooklyn Man Fought to Fix Bridge Spelling

Earlier this month, a Brooklyn man was honored for pushing for the correction of the spelling on the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, which has been painted with one “z” instead of the correct two...


Mountain Valley Applies for NC Pipeline Permit

Mountain Valley Pipeline LLC filed an application Tuesday (Nov. 6) with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for a 73-mile pipeline that will act as an extension of the Mountain Valley P...


LA Bridge Repairs Get Completion Date

Nearly a month after a barge-mounted crane struck the Sunshine Bridge, a crucial connection for St. James Parish, Louisiana, repairs are well underway, with a completion date slated for Janu...


Historic WWII-Era Bridge to be Replaced

The last remaining through-truss bridge between the Canadian border and Anchorage, Alaska, dating back to sometime between 1943 and 1944, is currently being demolished. Construction of the n...


Oroville Dam Ready Ahead of Rainy Season

California water officials recently reported that, nearly two years after the damage to the Oroville Dam, the $1.1 billion spillway is ready for the winter season. Crews have finished pourin...


$31B TX 'Ike Dike' Gets Tentative Nod

After a three-year study into ways to protect Texas’ coast from hurricanes and other similar storm surges, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday (Oct. 26) that the 70-mile-long c...


Private Developer Plans for $15B TX Bullet Train

Plans for a new bullet train, slated to cost anywhere from $12 billion to $15 billion, connecting Dallas to Houston, are well underway: Texas Central Partners, the firm leading the endeavor,...


$4B Approved for Atlanta Transportation

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority's board of directors announced earlier this month the approval of a $2.7 billion, 40-year program in funding that will help cover roughly $3....


Approvals Granted for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia regulators granted approval for construction to begin on a 300-mile track of the $6.5 billion, 600-mile shale gas Atlantic Coast Pipeline, the sister to the Mountain Valley Pipeline...


World's Longest Sea-Crossing Bridge Opens

After nine years of construction, the world’s longest sea-crossing bridge, connecting Hong Kong and Macao to China’s mainland, is set to open on Tuesday (Oct. 23), marked by a ceremony to be...


EU Concerned Over Croatia Bridge Project

After decades of consideration, work on a bridge in Croatia, linking the country’s southernmost Dubrovnik-Neretva County to the rest of the mainland, crossing Mali Ston Bay, is finally under...


Construction on the Gordie Howe Bridge Kicks Off

Construction work on the Gordie Howe International Bridge, crossing from Detroit to Windsor, Ontario, was kicked off at a ceremony on Friday, attended by both Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and C...


Court, Army Corps Block Mountain Valley Pipeline

The Mountain Valley Pipeline, to run from Virginia to West Virginia, is once again facing a series of challenges: Following a similar ruling from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals early la...


Verrazzano Bridge Catches 'Zs'

Staten Island’s Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge will be catching some “Zs." The name on the bridge, spelled wrong for more than 50 years with one "z" instead of two, is now being corrected thanks ...


Gordie Howe Bridge Contract Finalized at $4.4B

After years of debate and numerous legal challenges from the owner of a nearby bridge, construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge project in Detroit is set to begin in earnest this...


Report: Silver Line Garage is Sinking

Already plagued with problems, the D.C. Metro's Silver Line project, more formally known as the Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project, is now up against another issue: A garage being built as pa...


Concerns Evident Before Cuomo Bridge Opening

Weeks after the grand opening of the second span of the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo bridge was delayed twice, a recently revealed paper trail indicates that general contractor Tappan Zee Constructor...


UK Bridge Removal Successful After Highway Shutdown

In a bid to lessen congestion on the M6 highway running through England, an old bridge, no longer used, was taken down late last week. Officials originally anticipated a 24-hour closure, but...


AECOM Hunt Tapped for $140M GA Arena

AECOM Hunt, a firm known for tackling large projects, has been named the construction manager for Savannah, Georgia’s new $140 million, 269,000-square-foot arena.


New Mega-Bridge to Be Built in South Africa

The South African National Roads Agency (Sanral) recently announced that the second of two contracts had been awarded for a two-part mega-bridge project set to run along the Wild Coast.


Canadian Bridge Collapses Hours After Opening

A new bridge built in the rural municipality of Clayton, Saskatchewan, collapsed only six hours after it was opened on Friday (Sept. 14), according to reports. Customary investigation method...


FL Convention Center Proposal Tops $1B

To revitalize dead zones along Bay Street in Jacksonville, Florida, three firms have submitted proposals—one of which tops $1 billion—for the construction of a convention center and hotel. T...


Airline Spells Its Own Name Wrong on Plane

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but when the picture captures only two words, you want them both to be spelled correctly. For Hong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific, a photo of...


Studio Proposes Design for Hyperloop Stations

To account for transportation of the future, architecture firm UNStudio recently presented plans for a series of hyperloop stations that can be adapted and rolled out quickly to a variety of...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As Ford Motor Company's plans for Detroit's Michigan Central Station move forward, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fro...


Jewelry Crafted from MI Train Station Graffiti

As plans continue to move forward with Ford’s purchase of Michigan Central Station, paint from graffiti that coats much of the abandoned building is being used to create jewelry. Proceeds fr...


No Charges Over Ontario Bridge Controversy

The investigation of an Ontario bridge replacement that ballooned to nearly twice its original projected cost has wrapped up with no indication of criminal wrongdoing.


New CA Bridge to Measure Seismic Activity

A replacement bridge being built south of Los Angeles is a first for those interested in monitoring seismic activity: Sensors were factored into the design of the span from day one, rather t...


Facebook Expands with Gehry-Designed Building

Facebook’s presence in Menlo Park, California, recently expanded with the completion of MPK 21, a Frank Gehry-designed building that was built in only 18 months, topped with a 3.6-acre roof ...


Cuomo Bridge Opening Delayed by Demo Issue

The opening of the second span of the new Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge, originally scheduled for this past weekend, has been delayed after a piece of the old Tappan Zee Bridge became unstable ...


Massive Panama Concrete Bridge Nearly Complete

The world’s longest prestressed concrete bridge is nearing completion over the Panama Canal, according to reports. The endeavor began in 2013, and once completed, will connect the banks of t...


Self-Installing Turbine Erected Off Spanish Coast

A self-installing five-megawatt offshore wind turbine prototype has been put in place near the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain, heralding a design that can be assembled in port, elimin...


Temporary Wall Collapses at Oroville Dam Site

The California Department of Water Resources confirmed Monday that a 30-foot-wide section of temporary wall along the Oroville Dam’s upper chute collapsed last week, though it reportedly wil...


Concrete Blocks Used for Power Storage

In response to increasing demand for energy storage solutions that can balance the difference between energy production and consumption, Swiss startup Energy Vault has created a crane that l...


NCDOT Prepared to Progress on 7-Mile Toll Bridge

The North Carolina Department of Transportation is moving closer to a project construction date for the Mid-Currituck Bridge, a project that has been beset by decades of delays. The record o...


MLB Team Hires BIG for New Field

Architecture firms Bjarke Ingels Group and Gensler have both been tapped to develop a new ballpark to replace the current home of Major League Baseball's Oakland Athletics, though funding fo...


Concrete Blocks Eyed as Power-Storage Solution

In response to increasing demand for energy storage solutions that can balance the difference between energy production and consumption, Swiss startup Energy Vault has created a crane that l...


$814M Bridge Build Planned for Tampa

The Florida Department of Transportation recently issued a preliminary Request for Proposals for the design and construction of Tampa’s new eight-lane Howard Frankland Bridge, the largest co...


Ford Plans $740M Detroit Train Station Project

In a move to revive Detroit’s Cortland neighborhood, automaker Ford spent $740 million to acquire and later renovate Michigan Central Station, among other sites, with a long-term plan for a ...


Wombat Mural Becomes Bridge Landmark

A wombat peeks out of its burrow in what was intended to be a temporary, practice bridge mural, located in Warrnambool, South West Victoria, but instead it’s burrowed its way into the hearts...


Concrete Stain to Color Boise Street Mural

Work has begun on Idaho’s first on-street mural, a splash of colorful geometry located in downtown Boise’s Cultural District, at the intersection of one of the city’s most creative areas.


Twisting Tower Tops Out in NYC

The first of two towers that will “dance together” on Manhattan’s skyline, collectively known as The Eleventh, recently topped out, with construction work continuing to progress.


FERC Halts Pipeline Construction

Late last week the U.S. Federal Regulatory Commission ordered work on the 303-mile Mountain Valley Pipeline, which would transport natural gas from West Virginia hydrofracking operations, to...


Oroville Review Board Addresses Assessment

The California Department of Water Resources met recently with its newly appointed Community Ad Hoc Group and Independent Review Board as part of a Comprehensive Needs Assessment aimed at en...


Canadian Ski Resort Opens Harrowing Bridge

If you’re both a bridge enthusiast and a thrill-seeker, Canada’s largest ski resort, Whistler Blackcomb, has the answer: a 427-foot-long suspension bridge that hangs above the ski slopes of ...


UK Shipping Group Expresses Offshore Wind Concerns

The UK Chamber of Shipping recently warned that, as plans for offshore wind projects move forward, coordination will remain necessary to ensure that these endeavors do not endanger vessels o...


Old War Plane Restored with Paint Firm's Help

Paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams' aerospace coatings arm recently donated paint to help complete the Yankee Air Museum's restoration of a historic aircraft—a C-47 from the Vietnam War.


Foxconn Awards 37 Contracts for $10B Campus

Taiwan-based Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has awarded 37 more contracts for its $10 billion campus project in Racine County, Wisconsin.


Cracks Halt Pensacola Bay Bridge Construction

Thanks to cracks found in a section of concrete on the Pensacola Bay Bridge, construction on the $398.5 million project has been delayed twice over the past several months, raising concerns,...


Artist Fined for Vegemite Graffiti

An individual who painted a mural made of Vegemite, depicting an arch bridge, on the wall of Fremantle Train Station in Fremantle, Australia, is now facing a fine.


Artist Fined for Vegemite Mural

In a gesture of edible artistic expression, an individual painted a mural made of Vegemite, depicting an arch bridge, on the wall of Fremantle Train Station in Fremantle, Australia. Now, he ...


Report Touts Growth of Design-Build Model

A new report issued by supporters of the design-build model suggests the procurement method may be on the rise in the coming years in the United States, owing to its reputation for shortenin...


Discussions Continue on Air Force One Redesign

President Donald J. Trump recently confirmed changes are in store for Air Force One, noting that the presidential plane will be completely updated, which includes a new paint scheme.


Report: Design-Build Use Growing in U.S.

While design-bid-build remains the most widely used project delivery method in the U.S., a new report indicates that design-build delivery—in which an owner works with a single entity for bo...


Collapsed Pittsburgh Highway Reopens

A 300-foot section of U.S. Route 30, which collapsed east of Pittsburgh during a landslide on April 7, has been restored, marking only three months needed to complete the repair work.


Russian Official Proposes London-to-NYC Highway

There are road trips, and then there are road trips, but this one could beat them all: Head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin recently proposed a transport route that could theoretically ...


How to Submit an Elevation Awards Nomination

The deadline to nominate your outstanding projects to the D+D Elevation Awards is fast approaching. With just weeks left to submit your project for judging, make sure you have all the requir...


Officials Question WI Courthouse Coating Choice

With the work on Green Bay, Wisconsin’s Brown County Courthouse dome completed in October, a consulting firm is working to determine why the copper on the dome has already lost its shine.


NJ Commits $600M to Portal Bridge Replacement

As part of the larger Gateway Project, the New Jersey Transit board of directors recently approved $600 million in funding for the replacement of the Portal Bridge, a 108-year-old swing brid...


Street Honors Woman Who Helped Build Brooklyn Bridge

Emily Warren Roebling, the woman who oversaw the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge, was honored in late May when a nearby street was christened with her name to commemorate her efforts.


Almond Farmer Turns Water Tank into TIE Fighter

Not so long ago, on a farm far, far away, California almond farmer Erich Gemperle looked at a water storage tank on his sister’s property and saw the start of a Star Wars spacecraft known as...


FTA Issues Rule to Encourage Private Investment in Infrastructure

At the end of May, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration issued its final rule for Private Investment Project Procedures, which is focused on encouraging pri...


$1B Houston Bridge Replacement Commences

The Harris County Toll Road Authority recently announced that work to replace the Houston Ship Channel Bridge will soon commence, marking the largest infrastructure project the agency has ev...


Construction Begins on San Diego Border Wall

A section of newly redesigned replacement border wall is under construction along the U.S.-Mexico border, located roughly a half-mile from the Pacific Ocean and standing 18-30 feet tall.


Uber Reveals Skyport Proposals

In order to plan for the future demands of transportation infrastructure, Uber recently revealed six Skyport proposals at its second annual Elevate conference. These selections were reported...


MTA, Amtrak at Odds Over Penn Station Reno

Both New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority and state officials recently accused Amtrak of planning to redevelop sections of Penn Station without input from other parties. A spokes...


Dubai Starts $107M Bridge Project

Dubai Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who is also the prime minister and vice president of the United Arab Emirates, recently revealed the beginning of construction of the $107....


Garden Bridge Trustees Aired Early Concerns

A new report indicates that the group behind the failed Garden Bridge, planned for London's River Thames, was made aware of several problems with the project before the contract was signed f...


Winston-Salem Gets an 'Otter Tank'

A 50-foot tall otter has come to play on the side of a Winston-Salem, North Carolina, water tank—a mural that was recently completed to brighten up the white space, while also paying tribute...


Boring Co. LA Tunnel Faces Lawsuit

Plans for billionaire Elon Musk's Boring Company Los Angeles proof-of-concept tunnel—slated to run 2.7 miles—have hit rocky ground, as two local neighborhood groups have filed a lawsuit agai...


Bjarke Ingels: New NYC Towers Will 'Dance'

In late April, Bjarke Ingels Group released renderings for two new skyscrapers that are set to “dance” on New York City’s skyline, each building designed with consideration for the views of ...


Nomination How-To Guide for Elevation Awards

The deadline to nominate your outstanding projects to the D+D Elevation Awards is fast approaching. With just weeks left to submit your project for judging, make sure you have all the requir...


NY Contractor Indicted by FHWA for Defrauding Scheme

In a case connected with the reconstruction of the New York City Kosciuszko Bridge, 15 individuals and companies were indicted with charges of corrupting the government, bribery, bribe recei...


'Singing Road' Goes Quiet After Complaints

Residents of a Dutch village are singing a different tune after the installation of rumble strips that play the regional anthem on a nearby highway: The strips were installed to keep drivers...


PennDOT Begins Collapsed Highway Rebuild

Plans for the rebuilding of a collapsed section of U.S. Route 30, just east of Pittsburgh, are starting to come together—the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded the contrac...


Most Powerful Wind Turbine Installed Off UK Coast

The world’s most powerful wind turbine—the first of two—was successfully installed last Monday at Vattenfall’s European Offshore Wind Deployment Centre, located off the coast of northeast Sc...


ASRC Acquires FD Thomas, D. Zelinsky & Sons

Construction engineering company ASRC Industrial Services announced Wednesday the acquisition of F.D. Thomas Inc., an Oregon-based coating and specialty services contractor; and FDT’s subsid...


ASRC Acquires FD Thomas, D. Zelinsky & Sons

Construction engineering company ASRC Industrial Services announced Wednesday the acquisition of F.D. Thomas Inc., an Oregon-based coating and specialty services contractor; and FDT’s subsid...


Progress Made on World's Tallest Statue

Construction is well underway for what will turn out to be the world’s tallest statue, located in India. As of last month, the Statue of Unity’s infrastructure has started taking its final s...


Boston to Replace Century-Old Bridge

Late last month, the board of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation approved a $205 million, five-year project to replace Boston's 117-year-old North Washington Street Bridge.


Goats Rescued from PA Bridge Beam

Two goats decided to make themselves at home on a beam running along the bottom of the Mahoning River Bridge in New Castle, Pennsylvania, resulting in a rescue mission led by the Pennsylvani...


$8.5B Chicago O'Hare Expansion Moving Forward

On Wednesday, the City Council of Chicago approved the $8.5 billion expansion for O’Hare International Airport, marking the end of a previous dispute between the airport’s two largest carrie...


Dardanelles Bridge Construction to Begin

The foundations of the towers for Turkey’s new 1915 Canakkale Bridge were laid last month, marking the beginning of construction of the world’s longest suspension bridge after 2.3 billion eu...


Egypt Campaigns to Save Architectural Heritage

With historic Egyptian buildings being destroyed under private ownership, a campaign has been launched to raise awareness of the country's threatened structural heritage, along with putting ...


Costs Rise, Timeline Extended for CA Bullet Train

The cost of California’s bullet train, which is slated to run from San Francisco to Los Angeles, could rise from $77.3 billion to $98.1 billion, with the completion date being bumped back to...


Puget Sound Bridge Work Includes Osprey Relocation

Work on the Puget Island Bridge continues to tell the tale of eminent domain displacing residents on major infrastructure projects—namely the temporary relocation of an osprey nest.


$62M Los Angeles Bridge Project Moves Forward

Two and a half years after the Los Angeles City Council approved the costly overhaul of the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge, officials held a meeting Thursday to update the public on the project’s ...


London Fatberg Stars in Horror Movies

To mark a part of the Whitechapel fatberg being on display at the Museum of London, creative agency KK Outlet created a number of low-budget horror movies to tell the story of how the sewer ...


New App Aids Aviation Corrosion Training

To help educate professionals in corrosion identification, the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training and the U.S. Navy Sea Warrior Program worked in conjunction to develop a newly rel...


$1B KCI Terminal Turbulence Calms Down

A turbulent deal for Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport is back on course after the Kansas City Council approved a memorandum of understanding with Maryland-based Edgemoor Infrastr...


Trudeau to Introduce New Pipeline Review Process

The Canadian government announced Thursday that its pipeline review process will be streamlined, changing some rules for environmental and regulatory approvals while also toughening some env...


Pedestrian Bridge Works Even Underwater

A pedestrian bridge completed in 2016 has only recently had the opportunity to show its true colors—by becoming stepping stones when the river that runs below it floods.


New Big Bridges Proposed for UK

A number of new bridges that would connect Ireland and Scotland as well as the U.K. and France have been proposed to help expand economic and political opportunities, but only one span curre...


Taipei Skyscraper Inspired by Bamboo Shoots

The skyline of Taipei will see something new sprout—a mixed-use skyscraper designed to look like a bamboo shoot, with elements of Western influence mixed in.


Concrete Pipes Could House Tiny Homes

Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture says it has developed an affordable housing alternative for those interested living in expensive cities with OPod Tube Housing, which transforms concr...


Safety of Welsh Bridges Questioned

According to a yearlong survey, 361 out 6,994 bridges in Wales are substandard, failing to meet the Department for Transport regulations for capacity and weight restrictions.


Concrete Pipes Could House Tiny Homes

In a move to provide an affordable housing alternative for those interested living in expensive cities, Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture has developed OPod Tube Housing, which transfo...


Hempel CFO Boyer Resigns

Global coatings supplier Hempel recently announced that Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Anders Boyer will be resigning from the company.


China Wins Contract for Croatia Bridge Build

A Chinese consortium has won the bid for the construction of the $340 million Peljesac bridge in Croatia, which will connect the city of Dubrovnik with the rest of the country.


'Solar Highway' Closes After Solar Panels Pilfered

A 6-foot solar panel was stolen earlier this month from China’s first photovoltaic highway. Those who committed the theft also damaged seven surrounding panels in the process.


Chernobyl Site Converted Into Solar Plant

The Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, once the site of one of the worst nuclear accidents in history, will soon become something new: a solar farm.


Storytelling Igloo Teaches Children About Architecture

Aberrant Architecture recently collaborated with five north London schools and local arts center Artsdepot to create an igloo-shaped installation that served as both a way to get young peopl...


Life-Sized Titanic Replica Under Construction

Billionaire Australian businessman Clive Palmer has his sights set on making the Titanic sail across the seas of the imagination once again, by building a full-scale $600 million replica tha...


Winthrop Tower Height Reduced Again

Millennium Partners, the developer behind Boston’s to-be Winthrop Square Tower, has once again cut down the height of the proposed structure, in a move to appease both regulators and critics...


Construction Workers Discover Preserved Dinosaur Eggs

For construction workers in China, Christmas delivered an unexpected gift—a nest of dinosaur eggs uncovered at an excavation site.


Congress Opens ANWR to Drilling

As part of the new tax bill, Congress voted on Wednesday (Dec. 20) to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, located in Alaska, to oil and gas drilling. While the measure lifted the decad...


Report Recommends New Cincinnati Bridge

An additional bridge spanning the Ohio River may be required to improve traffic safety and flow between Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky, but funding for the project remains uncertai...


2018 Architectural Adventures Guides Announced

The schedule and slate of experts for Architectural Adventures, the travel program of The American Institute of Architects, has been released. Discussions offered during the tours will cover...


Boring Company Reportedly to Dig in MD

The Boring Company, founded and spearheaded by billionaire Elon Musk, is on track to begin digging parallel transportation tunnels in Maryland, starting next month.


Denver Sets Timeline for Mega Project

Denver city officials have established a timeline for the National Western Center project, with construction slated to begin early next year and phases one and two completed sooner than orig...


Lawmakers Propose New SF Bridge, Tunnel

To address worsening traffic congestion, California lawmakers are urging the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to build a new bridge across the San Francisco Bay, along with an east-wes...


Delaware Bridge Gets $35M Dehumidifier

To help offset any future damage caused by humidity, operators of the Delaware Memorial Bridge have installed a $35 million dehumidification system. The technology was designed to both prote...


Human Skeletons Tallied at Building Site

In an updated report filed in the Philadelphia Orphans’ Court late last week, archaeologists indicated that the remains of more than 400 human skeletons have been removed from a city constru...


CA Raises Gas Tax to Fund Road Projects

Despite vocal opposition from Republicans, the state of California has increased its gas tax by several cents as of Wednesday, part of a larger plan to create and maintain infrastructure sta...


Long Bridge Replacement in Final Phase

The final phase of construction of the Sarah Mildred Long Bridge began on Wednesday (Oct. 18), with the help of the tide floating the last span into place.


Crane Topples at FL Bridge Project Site

A piling went crashing into the Halifax River Tuesday (Sept. 26) afternoon after reports say a crane that was being operated on the Tom Staed Veterans Memorial Bridge project toppled.


'Fatberg' Lurks in London Sewers

A terror lurks in London’s sewers—a concrete-hard mass that looks like something straight out of a horror novel.


Suggestion Announced for $1B Airport Terminal

The Kansas City (Missouri) Council selection committee has chosen its recommendation for which group will be awarded a $1 billion project at the Kansas City International Airport.


Big Sur Bridge Rollout Installation Begins

New steel girders were launched via rollers at the Pfeiffer Canyon Bridge in Big Sur, California, early last week, setting the stage for the completion of the bridge replacement project.


Andeavor Building $225M Pipeline in TX

Andeavor Corp., based in San Antonio, is set to build a $225 million pipeline across west Texas.


Shed to Expand on NYC's Skyline

New York City will be the home of a new center for artistic expression and invention.


Atlanta Stadium Roof Won't Be Ready for Kickoff

The one-of-a-kind retractable roof on Atlanta’s new $1.5 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium will not be ready for the facility’s kickoff next month.


Hyperloop One Pod Prototype Unveiled

The unfolding story of the ultrafast Hyperloop transport system has a new chapter: A full-scale prototype of a passenger pod has been revealed.


Musk's Boring Company Begins Boring

Ever the eccentric, Elon Musk—CEO of SpaceX and Tesla—is, in fact, boring.


World's First 3-D Printed Lab Completed in Dubai

A Dutch company has finished construction on the world’s first onsite 3-D printed laboratory.


Stratolaunch Unveils World's Largest Airplane

Stratolaunch—the private spaceflight company of Microsoft founder Paul Allen—teamed up with Scaled Composites to finally pull the world’s largest airplane from its hangar in Mojave, Californ...


Rain Causes One-Year Delay for CA Stadium

The opening for the new home of the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Chargers in Inglewood, California, has been pushed back one year because rain has wreaked havoc on the con...


Endangered Hawk Blocks CA Bridge Repair

Construction on a Bay Area bridge ground to a halt this week after crews discovered a protected species of hawk nesting in nearby trees.


D+D Elevation Awards Touts Nine Categories

Do you know of a recent coating project that deserves to be recognized for excellence in aesthetic or technical effects? If so, be sure to nominate it for Durability + Design’s inaugural Ele...


Early-Bird Deadline Extended: D+D Elevation Awards

The May 1 deadline for receiving the discounted early-bird rate when entering Durability + Design’s inaugural Elevation Awards competition is just around the corner. Don’t miss this chance t...


WI Governor Rejects Labor Agreement Rules

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is the latest in a slew of government officials moving to block mandated project labor agreements. On Monday (April 17) Walker signed Act 3 into law, which ensure...


Stadium's Roof Issues May Push Third Delay

The opening of Atlanta’s $1.5 billion, LEED Platinum designed, Mercedes-Benz Stadium could be delayed for a third time because of the project’s one-of-a-kind retractable roof, officials say.


Containing the Center of the Huey P. Long

Containing blasting work on a bridge is hard enough; containing blasting work to the middle of a bridge is truly a challenge. That's what Intech Contracting learned when, in 2016, the compan...


Containment by Design

Patti Seitz spent years as an architectural engineer working on buildings before she discovered that she finds designing containment and platforms for projects including bridge and water tan...


Apartment Builders Unearth Historic Coffins

The jobsite of a future 10-story apartment complex in Philadelphia’s Old City has been transformed into an archaeological dig.


Report Analyzes Reducing Construction Risk

A recent industry analysis found that construction risk has fluctuated since the recession with 75 percent of building owners and contractors experiencing a dispute or claim in the last five...


Legislators Seek to Stop 'Blacklist' Rule

Some members of Congress are working on a strategy to roll back a pending rule that would subject federal contractors to increased scrutiny regarding past labor and safety violations.


Feds: Owner Paid $1M in Bribes for Jobs

An Atlanta-based construction executive has admitted to bribing city officials in order to obtain lucrative business deals on high-profile public projects.


Bill Seeks to Stop ‘Blacklisting’ Rule

A rule requiring contractors bidding on federal projects to disclose civil, administrative and workplace protection violations may be rolled back under a new bill.


Developers Reimagine a Chicago Landmark

One of the world’s tallest buildings and an icon in Chicago’s skyline will undergo a $500 million transformation, developers have announced.


Foreman Ignored Warnings, Gets Prison

A foreman who repeatedly ignored warnings of unsafe work conditions on a Manhattan building site will spend one to three years in state prison for his role in the 2015 death of a worker ther...


School Focuses on Concrete, Manager Training

Middle Tennessee State University is focusing on training managers and skilled laborers in the construction industry.


Feds: Project Manager Stole $2.7M

A former project manager with one of the largest construction companies in Indiana has been accused of bilking the business out of $2.7 million, according to authorities.


Tampa Housing Authority Fires Builder

Allegations of “poor project management” and “ridiculous” change orders have led the Tampa Housing Authority to fire the builder in charge of a $25.6 million apartment project, according to ...


Adding a Dimension to Project Planning

During big construction projects, it’s not uncommon to use 3-D modeling to work out the kinks before the actual work begins. But some researchers in Canada want to account for more than just...


Oops: New Bridge Is Too Low

Delaware transportation officials spent more than $5 million to construct a new bridge in 2011. Five years later, they are expecting to put another half million dollars into the project to g...


Injunction Stops Contractor Replacement

A Washington judge has ordered an injunction in an ongoing dispute involving the planned $1.4 billion expansion of the Washington State Convention Center.


Skyscraper Slide Installed in Los Angeles

Soon visitors and residents of Los Angeles will be able to experience unparalleled views of the city.


Builders File Suit After Dismissal

After being terminated from building the $1.4 billion Washington State Convention Center expansion project in Seattle, the contractors have sued to block officials from hiring another builde...


Ancient Bones Found at Construction Site

Big football players usually roam a university’s gridiron on Saturday afternoons. But construction crews recently found the remains of some much larger—and mostly extinct—creatures while wor...


Judge: Ark Builders Get Tax Break

Calling it a victory for freedom of religion, a creationist group in Kentucky is celebrating a judge’s decision that the state cannot prevent the group from collecting sales tax incentives j...


UK Paint Company Joins Polymer Project

A coatings manufacturer in the UK has joined a European Union project to develop stronger and more flexible materials using graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers.


Sinkhole Delays Seattle Tunnel Project

Following a lengthy repair period, Bertha went back into service at the end of December, getting the underground portion of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project going forward again, P...


SSPC Celebrates the Best of 2015

Complex industrial coatings products, outstanding aesthetic merit and excellence in craftsmanship were among those coatings projects recognized with SSPC Structure Awards ceremony on Monday ...


Benjamin Moore Teams Up With Start-up

In a move it says will boost the brand’s exposure to Millennials and those who prefer to shop online, Benjamin Moore has teamed up with Paintzen, a New York-based on-demand home and office p...


Canadian Project ‘Raises the Roof’

A 10-story condominium building is taking shape in Montreal without the use of cranes or scaffolding.


App Built for Asset Management

Carboline and TruQC have joined to form an asset management software program that the companies say helps improve project management systems.


GAF Teams up With Free Roof Program

North America’s largest roofing manufacturer has once again joined forces with a program that provides a free roof to needy families throughout the U.S. and Canada.


ZHA Bows Out of Olympic Stadium Bid

Zaha Hadid has given up her quest to design the Tokyo 2020 Olympics Stadium.


Trump Targets Capitol Dome Restoration

Real estate mogul and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has suggested restoration and painting work on the U.S. Capitol Building may take longer than expected.


Design Hurts Deadline, Sparks Debate

The completion date for the bridge in the St. Croix Crossing project, which will connect Oak Park Heights, MN, and St. Joseph, WI, has been pushed back, the Minnesota and Wisconsin Departmen...


$80M Bridge Rehab Up for Bid

PITTSBURGH--Contractor proposals are being accepted for the rehabilitation of Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge—a project estimated at $75 million to $85 million.


Mayfly Swarms Plague PA Bridge

COLUMBIA, PA--A mayfly infestation of near-biblical proportions has shut down the new lighting on a Pennsylvania bridge as bedeviled officials scramble for a permanent solution.


EPA Releases Environmental Mapping Tool

WASHINGTON—Developers, planners and builders can get a detailed look at the environmental risks and implications of their potential projects with a sophisticated new tool from the U.S. Envir...


Map Tool Flags Environmental Issues

WASHINGTON—A new environmental justice screening and mapping tool can now help developers, governments and project managers better understand the environmental demands and risks of their nex...


Questions Grow in Garden Bridge Plans

LONDON--From funding to function, the London Assembly has unanswered questions concerning Mayor Boris Johnson's plan to build the world's most expensive footbridge across the River Thames.


London Bridge Plan Falling Down

LONDON--The London Assembly has put the brakes on Mayor Boris Johnson's fast-track plan to build the world's most expensive footbridge across the River Thames.


Under the Desert, Behemoth Takes Shape

LAKE MEAD, NV--There's a reason they call them "mega-projects."


Paris Bridges Divorce Love Locks

PARIS—Attention, Benjamin + Suzanne and thousands of fellow lovebirds: Bridges in the City of Love are no longer that into you.


SSPC Seeking Cream of the Coatings Crop

PITTSBURGH—Proud of a recently completed painting project? Be a structure showoff and nominate exceptional industrial and commercial coatings projects for the 2016 SSPC Structure Awards


MO Highway Work Draws $750K Fine

LENEXA, KS—Missouri transportation officials will mount a statewide compliance program and pay a $750,000 fine to settle alleged violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act at two road constructi...


USACE Shoulders V.A. Hospital Debacle

A billion dollars over budget and years behind schedule, the troubled Veterans Affairs hospital project outside Denver has a new overseer, as investigations into the boondoggle continue.


Apple Bars Offenders from Construction

The world's largest company, led by a gay chief executive vocal about discrimination, is suddenly on the defensive over its decision to bar convicted felons from construction work on its $5 ...


Budget-Busted VA Project Gets New Lead

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has officially handed over the reins of a troubled hospital construction project near Denver that is at the center of an internal investigation.


Apple Bans Felons from HQ Construction

Worker advocates are turning up the heat on Apple in the wake of the tech giant's decision to bar convicted felons from construction work on its new campus in California.


Coatings, Transit Research at a Click

A database documenting research on coatings and other topics by nine federal transportation agencies is now searchable, officials have announced.


Supporters Rally to Raccoon's Savior

Todd Sutton and the raccoon he famously freed have developed a global following, with hundreds of people from dozens of countries demanding that the San Francisco carpenter get his job back.


Migrant Workers Strike in Dubai

An unlikely scene played out this week in downtown Dubai as hundreds of South Asian migrant construction workers building a luxury apartment high-rise went on strike to demand more money.


Saving Raccoon, Losing His Job

Todd Sutton thought he was doing the right thing. When he and others arrived on the job site on a recent morning at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art expansion project, they found a rac...


Contractors Liable for Failed Decking

Three contractors will pay a total of $4.4 million to Multnomah County, OR, for a bridge redecking project that failed shortly after completion.


Keystone XL in Limbo after Veto

TransCanada's proposed 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Alberta to the Gulf Coast is back on indefinite hold in the wake of a rare presidential veto on Tuesday (Feb. 24).


Disney Dream Ends in Federal Felonies

A federal jury has convicted a Texas man of scamming more than 50 investors out of about $14 million with tales of a fake Walt Disney theme park and resort project.


Company Admits Error in Fatal Collapse

Ohio's largest general contractor has conceded that an "engineering mistake" in its bridge demolition plan may have contributed to a catastrophic collapse that killed one its foremen last mo...


Tunnel May Bury Stonehenge Mystery

The chance to solve a 6,000-year-old mystery is butting heads with the needs of millions of motorists.


WWII Ship Enlisting Restoration Help

A rare veteran of the Allied invasion of Normandy is in need of a facelift, and her minders have put out a call to make that happen.


Floating Silos Fall, Halt Concrete Work

Concrete work has been suspended on New York's Tappan Zee Bridge after the collapse of three silos on a floating concrete batch plant.


VA Hospital Halted after JV Walks

Work has stopped and federal-level fur is flying over the shutdown of a massive Veterans Affairs hospital project near Denver, after mismanagement by the agency drove the contractor off the ...


'Garden Bridge' Draws Cheers, Jeers

London plans to bridge the River Thames with a public garden—an "incredibly daring" green idea that has many locals seeing red.


London Steps into £175M Footbridge

It will be very green, very expensive and even somewhat obstructive, but a new bridge planned over the River Thames in London will be "absolutely iconic" and "recognized right across the wor...


Brewhaha as Floor Fails Catering Test

An empty beer bottle has accomplished what millions of visitors over 120 years could not: broken a walkway floor at London's Tower Bridge.


Bottle Breaks Bridge's New Glass Floor

Open less than two weeks, the glass floor on London's Tower Bridge had to be temporarily closed after a beer bottle fell and shattered one of the panes.


Glass-Bottom Bridge a Terrifying Thrill

A new glass floor designed like a "big, gaping hole" in London's storied Tower Bridge is offering visitors a heart-stopping view of the city from nearly 140 feet up.


Bridge Debuts 'Big, Gaping Hole'

A new glass floor on London's famous Tower Bridge gives visitors a new view of part of the city—from 42 meters (138 feet) above the River Thames.


USGBC Extends Phase-in for LEED v4

Conceding that the transition to LEED v4 will not be easy, the U.S. Green Building Council has extended the deadline for registering projects under the current LEED 2009 rating system.


Ike Memorial Clears Last Design Hurdle

After languishing 15 years on the drawing boards, a national memorial to Dwight D. Eisenhower has an approved design.


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.


Top Budget-Busting Projects Named

What do the Montreal Olympic Stadium, Sydney Opera House and Hubble Telescope have in common?


Planning Panel Likes Ike Memorial

Stalled for years in controversy, a design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial has finally taken a critical step forward.


Military Coatings Mission Accomplished

Seven historic U.S. Army vehicles will greet this Veterans Day restored to their former glory, thanks to a massive volunteer effort by contractors and suppliers across the coatings industry....


Storm-Damaged Tunnels Need $689M

Amtrak tunnels in New York City will require $689 million to repair corrosion and cracking caused by Superstorm Sandy in 2012, according to a new engineering report.


A Pipeline Good for What Ales This Town

An unusual pipeline project is brewing underneath the historic Belgian city of Bruges, where government officials have raised a glass in approval.


‘Undersea Museums’ Reveal Ghost Ships

Coastal waters outside San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge are home to an estimated 300 shipwrecks, but only a handful had been documented—until now.


Voting Opens for DOT Projects

It's time to vote for the 2014 America's Transportation Awards, which recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation.


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...


Lowe’s to Pay $1.6M for Size Errors

In its third civil settlement in five months, Lowe's Home Centers LLC is resolving claims that it advertised inaccurate and misleading sizes for its building materials across California.


Gehry Scales Down Ike Memorial

Two towering metal tapestries and two massive columns have disappeared in a newly revised design for the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial near the National Mall.


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...


Panel Blasts Ike Memorial Cost, Snafus

After lavishing $41 million over a period longer than World War II, the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial Commission has nothing to show, and much to answer for, its congressional overseers say.


U.S. Firms Eyeing Middle East Boom

Aiming to tap a trillion-dollar pipeline of megaprojects, the American Institute of Architects is developing its first trade mission to the Middle East.


Worker Action Ends in OSHA Citations

A federal health and safety inspection spawned by worker protests at New Orleans' largest housing redevelopment project has resulted in citations against four contractors.


AIA Plans First Middle Eastern Mission

Shopping U.S. architectural, construction and engineering talent to one of the world's wealthiest regions, the American Institute of Architects is planning its first trade mission to the Mid...


New Program Offers Customized Help

International Paint has introduced Interplan, a customized maintenance painting service that offers a flexible coating survey and maintenance service package.


OSHA: No Fine in Fatal PA Blast

Unable to pinpoint the cause of a fatal natural-gas explosion in southwestern Pennsylvania, federal regulators say they will not issue citations in the case.


Catfish Stall Bridge Replacement Work

Work on a $5.8 million bridge project in Oklahoma has come to a standstill after a change in the bridge's design raised concern with federal officials.


On a Journey to Build and Serve

A California construction expert with a global humanitarian mission is giving new meaning to the name “journeyman.”


Scotland Touts Steel Steeds

Standing nearly 100 feet tall and weighing 300 tons a piece, “The Kelpies” are one of the largest equine sculptures in the world and are the largest public artworks in Scotland.


Steel Horses Stun in Scotland

Two colossal steel horse sculptures, each 30 meters tall and weighing 300 tons, are standing guard over the new Forth & Clyde Canal extension at the Helix in Falkirk, Scotland.


Locals Gallop to Landmark’s Aid

It takes a village to paint a horse—especially when that critter blankets nearly two acres of a remote hillside.


A Landmark Trots Out the White Stuff

So the old gray mare maybe ain’t what she used to be—but thanks to a 220-gallon facelift, she ain’t half bad.


500 Workers to Get $5M Payday

Hundreds of construction workers will receive back pay and fringe benefits for work on a $60 million federally funded project in New York, according to recent settlements.


$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...


A Building Blitz to Make a Difference

SWAT teams of painters, contractors, engineers, designers, suppliers and other construction professionals are primed to put their skills into service for poor families in Chicago.


Blitz Build Set to Serve Chicago’s Kids

Architects, engineers and construction professionals are gathering gear and polishing plans for their fourth annual SWAT-team community building project on the eve of AIA’s National Conventi...


SSPC Seeking Superlative Structures

Daring bridge projects, artistic tanks, shipshape vessels and other striking coating projects are all eligible for 2015 SSPC Structure Awards, with nominations now open.


Project is a Jaw (and Stomach) Dropper

The world’s tallest roller coaster will bookend one of the world’s largest Ferris wheels when the two join a new entertainment megacomplex in taking over the cityscape in Orlando, FL, develo...


New Bay Bridge Defect Spurs Concern

Steel rods that anchor the massive suspension cable on the new San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge have shifted since installation and are now too close to sharp plates inside the bridge, state...


EnviroAtlas Offers Eco-Map to Planners

Air and water quality, climate and biodiversity data, natural hazard risks and other critical environmental criteria for projects are now available in a comprehensive new interactive website...


EPA Offers Eco-Atlas for Projects

Hoping to avert yet another project standoff over fragile critters and surprise health hazards, the U.S. government has unfolded a new nationwide, interactive, environmental roadmap.


Corrosion Reported on New Bay Bridge

Cable sections supporting the $6.4 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge are showing signs of corrosion seven months after the bridge opened to traffic, an investigation by The Sacrame...


Collapse Proves a Demolition Don’t

Smart people learn from their mistakes. Really smart people learn from other peoples' mistakes. Take, for example, the unidentified farmer who recently decided to have a buddy capture his ne...


Man v. Silo in DIY Don’t

“Don’t try this at home” proved more of a challenge than a warning to an unidentified farmer who decided to go mano a mano in taking down a large concrete silo.


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 ...


Historic Army Project Enlists Painters

The largest U.S. Army museum in the world is recruiting volunteers for painting and blasting work on historic armored vehicles.


Public Voting on New Bridge Color

The 46-year-old Jimmie Davis Bridge is due for a new paint job, and the choice of hue has been put to Louisiana's citizens.


Crossrail Worker Killed by Concrete

Europe’s largest construction project has been marred by its first worker fatality, after a contractor died Friday (March 7) when he was struck by a piece of concrete.


DOD Targets ‘Culture’ of Corrosion

ORLANDO—It will take more than protective coatings to make a dent in the U.S. military's $23 billion-a-year campaign against corrosion.


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.


USS Yorktown Gets 500-Gallon Facelift

A World War II veteran is getting a stopgap coating job after 20 years while her tenders seek funds for a complete $3 million redo.


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.


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...


Pipeline Project Yields Human Skull

Work at an Indiana pipeline construction site has been halted over the discovery of a human skull this week.


Navy Likes Ike’s New Paint Protocol

A promising new painting technique being piloted aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower may change the way the Navy does industrial painting on all of its aircraft carriers.


Now, a Crew You Could Take Home to Mom

No caffeine, no nicotine and no swearing. New Year’s resolutions? Maybe, but they are also the ground rules for construction workers building a new Mormon temple in Philadelphia.


Across the Industry, All Shook Up

Sometimes, we wonder if infrastructure and construction are just day jobs for crews waiting for Hollywood to discover them.


Critter Bridges Drive Taxpayers Batty

Q: Why didn’t the chicken cross the road? A: He was holding out for his own bridge. And who can blame him, when the public is shelling out right and left to safeguard his furry road-crossing...


Metal Tags Track Equipment

Dynamic Systems Inc. has introduced Metal Barcode Tags to help contractors keep track of equipment.


Halloween Booty: Blackbeard’s Guns

In a move unlikely to cheer Blackbeard’s ghost, the U.S. Coast Guard has recovered five cannons and multiple barrel hoops from the 18th-century pirate's shipwreck off the North Carolina coas...


Tech Tool Connects Project Team

A New York company has unveiled communications technology that allows each member of a construction project team—owners, architects and contractors—to share detailed, real-time updates on th...


Social Software Unites Project Team

Constant, real-time collaboration—bolstered by photos, videos, diagrams and documents—with every member of a construction project team is the promise of a new communication tool developed by...


Oregon DOT Sued over Bridge Deal

A structural fabricator has sued the Oregon Department of Transportation, alleging the company got a raw deal in a mitigation agreement meant to compensate it for negative impacts of the pro...


Milwaukee Says ‘Cheese’ to De-Icer

Milwaukee Alderman Tony Zielinski is taking an admittedly cheesy approach to keeping his city streets clear this winter.


Mural Wings its Way to New Record

A 32-story-tall phoenix is set to soar to a new world record this weekend in Ontario, Canada, in the form of the world's tallest mural.


DOD Urged to Tighten Corrosion Oversight

The Department of Defense needs to keep a firmer rein on the scores of equipment-related corrosion projects it oversees, including nailing down data on project outcomes, a new federal audit ...


Medieval Manor Mysteriously Emerges

What began as a routine excavation for a housing development has swelled into a full-blown encounter with unknown medieval wealth, power and mystery.


Congress May Speed Pipeline Permits

Pipeline projects could see quicker permitting approval under a federal bill that has supporters demanding accountability and opponents wary of environmental harm.


Coating Award Nominations Invited

SSPC is seeking outstanding, innovative and challenging commercial and industrial painting and coating projects for its 2013-14 Structure Awards.


Worker Strike Jeopardizes NYC Projects

Major construction projects in New York City and New Jersey, including work at the World Trade Center site, could soon be halted, as a strike by union carpenters drags into a second week.


SSPC Seeks Structure Award Nominations

SSPC members have until Oct. 15 to submit nominations for the 2013-14 Annual Structure Awards.


New Spider Rail Made for Strength, Ease

Spider has introduced a high-strength, temporary guardrail system that is designed for easy assembly and portability without compromising fall protection.


Temporary Guardrail Boasts Strength

Billed as the strongest temporary rail system available, the new SpiderRail system offers workers fall protection in the restoration, new construction and process industries.


Workers Kidnap Contractor for Back Pay

Police in Israel have arrested three construction workers who allegedly kidnapped a contractor, demanding that he pay them NIS 40,000 ($10,865 USD) in back pay for a completed project.


Maxwell Releases Construction Software

Construction businesses looking to streamline communications within the company and with third parties have a new web-based tool.


TruQC Updates Quality-Control App

TruQC LLC has revamped its cloud-based job-site documentation and iPad QC application to include a document library and other new features.


Verrazano-Narrows ‘Leg Lift’ Begins

Containment is in place and coatings removal is underway on a $19 million “leg lift” for New York’s Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.


 
 
   

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