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$1.5B KCI Terminal Timeline Moved Up

An update on Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project has revealed that the timeline has been moved up and that work is running on budget and ahead of schedule.


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...


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...


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...


Report: JV Withheld Info for $1.5B KCI Bid

According to a report by the Kansas City Star, the winning bidder of Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport Project, Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate, failed to dis...


Beijing’s Daxing International Airport Opens

Just days before celebrating China’s 70th National Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping led the official inauguration of the Zaha Hadid-designed Daxing International Airport.


Proposals Shared for Poland-Based Airport

In developing plans for a new Poland-based airport, slated to be known as “Centralny Port Komunikacyjny” or the “Solidarity Transport Hub,” airport planners have solicited nine architecture ...


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...


New Renderings Released for $1.5M MO Airport

The development team for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project recently released a small project update along with brand new renderings of the final goal...


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...


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.


Another Contract Inked for O'Hare Project

Another contract has been finalized for the massive $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport.


U.S. DOT Announces $477M in Grants to Airports

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced last week that the Department of Transportation will award $477 million in airport infrastructure grants.


Part of $8B LaGuardia Work to Open in Fall

New York City’s $8 billion LaGuardia Airport overhaul will soon see a major milestone: According to the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the first new Delta terminal concourse (one of four) will...


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...


Designs Revealed for Uber Skyports

At Uber’s third Elevate Summit—an annual immersive event which convenes leaders from across academia, industry, government, policy and technology—16 designs from eight different architecture...


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.


$1.1B Pittsburgh Airport Overhaul Full Steam Ahead

Plans for Pittsburgh International Airport’s $1.1 billion overhaul are moving forward with several contracts awarded and the Allegheny County Airport Authority CEO going on record to say tha...


Multiple Contracts Awarded for O'Hare Project

The city of Chicago signed contracts last week for the $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport inking the design team and three construction manager-at-risk.


Snowflake Design Revealed for China Airport

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has released renderings for Harbin Taiping International Airport’s Terminal 3 project in Northern China, evoking the region’s landscape of snow...


June Start Date Announced for $3.8B Mexico Airport

Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador announced at a recent news conference a June target date for construction to start on the new 72 billion peso ($3.8 billion) Felipe Angeles Air...


Hong Kong Plans $79B Artificial Island

The Hong Kong government has recently announced its plans to build what will be one of the world’s largest artificial islands.The Lantau Vision Tomorrow scheme is slated to ease the territor...


PLAs to be Used for $3B CA Airport Reno

The $3 billion San Diego International Terminal 1 project—the airport’s largest ever—will officially be under the rules of project labor agreements as the San Diego Regional Airport Authorit...


Firm Tapped for $2.2B Piece of O'Hare Project

The architecture team that will be responsible for leading the design of the bulk of O’Hare International Airport’s $8.5 billion expansion program has been named.


Construction Starts for $1.5B MO Terminal Project

Ground was finally broken for construction on Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport terminal project.


Construction Begins on $1B O'Hare Expansion

Chicago officials celebrated last week the groundbreaking of the $1.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport’s Terminal 5—just one piece of the massive $8.5 billion “O’Hare 21” re...


MO Kicks Off $1.5B Terminal Project with Ceremony

Just over a month since the Kansas City International Airport reached a price agreement on the $1.5 billion terminal building, a celebration has been planned.


Work Could Begin Soon on $2B MO Airport Project

Plans are moving forward for Missouri’s nearly $2 billion Kansas City International Airport project and construction could start as early as April, according to reports.


Designs Released for $1.1B PA Airport Project

Earlier this week the Allegheny County Airport Authority Board of Directors approved a concept design for the estimated $1.1 billion overhaul of Pittsburgh International Airport.


CO Airport Project Delayed Over Concrete Issue

Work at the Denver International Airport is facing what could be a 10-month delay after finding that the concrete in the main floor is weaker than expected.


Mexican President Talks New Airport Terminal

At an event earlier this week Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador briefly described plans for the country’s main airport, saying that it will get a third terminal.


FAA Updates Specs to Include Precast Concrete

The Federal Aviation Administration recently updated is “Standard Specifications for Construction of Airports” advisory circular, which now contains language for precast concrete.


Out-Bid Firm Still Fighting for KCI Airport Job

Political tension is still prominent in the $2 billion terminal project for Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport. Most recently, one of the developers who lost the bid on the project...


Shortlist Designs for O'Hare Project Revealed

Plans for the massive $8.5 billion expansion project at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport have taken another step forward as the shortlist of architects have all released their first ta...


SC Airport Looking at Multiple Projects in 2019

South Carolina’s Charleston International Airport is on the books for four projects this year—just two years after the completion of its $200 million overhaul—with sights set on even more de...


Firm Tapped for $310M Phoenix Airport Project

A general contractor has been tapped for the new $310 million concourse at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Scope of New KCI Airport Now Under Question

Officials surrounding the new terminal at Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport are taking another look at the project’s scope as the work awaits approval of its environmental review ...


Chicago Reveals Shortlist for $8.5B Airport Project

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently announced the shortlist for the teams vying for the $8.5 billion O’Hare 21 Terminal Expansion Project at O’Hare International Airport.


KCI Terminal Project Balloons in Cost, Size

Missouri’s Kansas City International Airport could be facing another bout of turbulence as the project balloons in both size and cost: The current plan has grown about 40 percent in square f...


New $13B Mexico City Airport Officially Scrapped

Mexico City’s new $13.3 billion airport—which is about one-third complete—is officially scrapped following a public referendum which ended in 70 percent voting to cancel construction.


Cuomo Announces Details on $13B JFK Project

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently released updates to his vision for the $13 billion John F. Kennedy International Airport revamp project.


New Mexico City Airport Fate Up in the Air

A $13.2 billion project in Mexico City that could eventually become one of the world’s largest airports is hanging in midair as the country’s president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador—know...


Nashville Airport Awards $144M Contract

The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority awarded a $144 million piece of its $1.2 billion expansion plan to Cincinnati, Ohio-based Messer Construction late last month, marking the sixth ...


Salt Lake City International Airport Reaches Halfway Mark

The new Salt Lake City International Airport is 50 percent complete as of last week, ushering in a new phase of work that will become increasingly visible to residents as construction contin...


$8B LaGuardia Megaproject Well Underway

New York City’s LaGuardia airport—once compared to a “Third World country”—is in the midst of a $7.9 billion, 10-year overhaul, and is attempting to maintain full operations, accommodating 1...


Massive CO Airport Reno Timeline Released

Work on Denver International Airport’s massive renovation kicks off this week, marking the beginning of a multi-year, multi-phase process that will cause detours and require a demanding amou...


Chicago Launches Contest for Airport Design

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has announced that the city is inviting architects from all over the world to participate in a design competition for the O’Hare Airport expansion plan.


Design Contenders Chosen for PIT Terminal

The Allegheny County Airport Authority has narrowed down the design firm candidates that are in the running for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s billion-dollar facelift.


$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...


Companies Tapped for $700M CO Airport Project

Two subsidiaries of Hochtief, a Germany-based construction company, have been announced as the companies to oversee the $700 million expansion of the Denver International Airport.


Denver Airport Proposes Contracts for Expansion

Denver International Airport has proposed the addition of 39 gates in an expansion, which is up from the original proposal of 26.


Firms Picked to Lead $10B JFK Project

A team has been tapped by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to lead the extension of the John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City.


Plans Unveiled for Pittsburgh Airport Terminal

On Tuesday (Sept. 12) Allegheny County Airport Authority officials announced that the Pittsburgh International Airport is getting a billion-dollar facelift.


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.


Runway Painter Killed in Accident

In North Dakota, a runway painter was struck by a vehicle and killed, and the accident is still under investigation a week later.


Trump Infrastructure Plan Fleshed Out in Budget

President Donald J. Trump’s newly released budget proposal includes a closer look at the administration's infrastructure plan, which involves increased spending at the federal level that the...


Oslo Airport Blends Function, Energy Efficiency

When Nordic Architecture began plotting a near-total redesign of Oslo Airport in Norway, it focused on expanding the complex while embracing the tenets of energy efficiency.


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.


NY Governor Unveils $10B Airport Overhaul

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed a $10 billion renovation to one of the United States’ busiest airports, in an effort to keep up with major improvement projects at airports in big cit...


$3.5B in Transportation Work Halts in NJ

Hundreds of road and bridge projects valued at nearly $3.5 billion have been shut down as of Friday (July 8) as transportation funding in New Jersey threatens to run out by late summer.


‘Brexit’ Leaves UK Projects in Limbo

Last week’s British vote to leave the European Union had immediate fallout in the markets, but it may also have longer-term effects on infrastructure investment in the U.K.


Owner Convicted in Contract Scheme

A suburban Chicago business owner is facing up to 80 years in prison after a federal jury found her guilty of fraud for her role in a scam involving transit and road construction projects in...


Workers Win $3.4M in Race Case

A federal jury has ordered a Bridgeport, CT-based striping company to pay more than $1.5 million each to two former employees who filed a racial discrimination and hostile work environment l...


O’Hare Lands $1.3B Infrastructure Deal

The City of Chicago has reached an agreement with two major airlines on a $1.3 billion infrastructure plan that includes construction of a sixth runway at O’Hare International Airport, deici...


World’s First ‘Droneport’ Breaks Ground

Fleets of flying robots may soon be landing and taking off from the first commercial airport designed specifically for drones.


Denver Airport Hotel Takes Flight

A new time-lapse video of the recently completed $580 million hotel construction project at Denver International Airport captures three years of work in about 90 seconds.


Officials Shelve ‘Bridge to Nowhere’

Alaska’s infamous “Bridge to Nowhere” actually is not going to go anywhere.


Study: Global Infrastructure Value

A global design and consultancy firm for natural and built assets took a look at the state of infrastructure around the world and assigned each a dollar values as a measuring stick for compa...


White House Seeks Streamlined Process

Responding to the sense that lengthy federal permitting and review activities hamper improvement of the nation’s infrastructure—as well as its global competitiveness—the White House unveiled...


LaGuardia to Get $4B Makeover

In light of comments comparing New York's LaGuardia Airport to a "Third World country," the transportation hub is in for a $4 billion remodel.


Grand Visions for a New LaGuardia

When your vice president describes a New York airport as resembling a “Third World country,” it should come as no surprise that the state’s governor would push for drastic change.


Asphalt Companies Settle Fraud for $7.2M

Two leading asphalt contractors in Puerto Rico will repay the U.S. government more than $7.2 million for covering up an unauthorized materials substitution on an airport runway project.


Sen. Proposes $1T for Infrastructure

One of two independent U.S. Senators has proposed investing $1 trillion over five years in infrastructure, saying the plan would create 13 million living-wage jobs and make good on a long-ov...


DBE Fraud Dogs Federal Projects

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


Developer Indicted in $160M Visa Con

A Chicago man has been indicted after reportedly parlaying a U.S. visa program into a nine-figure fundraising opportunity that targeted Chinese nationals seeking U.S. residency.


Report: Coating Error Snags FAA Tower

An incorrectly installed antifungal coating will delay "by at least a year" the opening of a new $99 million tower at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport, the Las Vegas Review-Journal ...


Tower Coating Problem Probed

A reported coatings application error on a $99 million air traffic control tower may cost millions of dollars to repair and could set back the project a year, according to a Las Vegas newspa...


PPG Debuts New Intumescents for Steel

Specifiers on steel structures have several new intumescent coating options for hollow and solid building components.


PPG Adds Steel Intumescent Coatings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.


Runway Rockbed Stops Runaway Planes

A massive bed of new-technology concrete blocks will be installed at the end of a new Florida runway to slow stray airplanes to a safe stop.


DOT Budget Bill Aims to ‘Grow America’

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


Bridge, Tunnel Work Top 2014 Outlook

The new year should ring in increased spending on transportation infrastructure, including “record levels” of bridge and tunnel construction spending, a new analysis says.


Infrastructure Cripples Typhoon Relief

Buckled and smashed infrastructure across the central Philippines is hampering the global effort to reach hundreds of thousands of desperate and homeless survivors of deadly Typhoon Haiyan. ...


L.A. Sues over Crumbling $240M Runway

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


5-Year DFW Airport Project Out to Bid

The Dallas-Ft. Worth International Airport Board is inviting bids for a five-year, million-dollar painting contract.


Obama Proposes 6% DOT Hike in 2014

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


Project Overruns Laid to Contractors

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


New Airport Sign Kills Boy, Crushes Mom

A 10-year-old Kansas boy was killed and his mother critically injured when a massive concrete and glass display board in a newly renovated airport terminal fell on four members of the family...


Engineers Give U.S. Infrastructure a D+

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


Firms to Pay $21M for O’Hare Problems

Walsh Construction of Chicago and six other contractors will pony up a total of $21 million to settle years of litigation with that city over problems with a terminal facade project at O'Har...


Architect to Pay $1.9M in Airport Case

A Chicago architect and design firm will share in a $21 million tab being shouldered by seven contractors to settle years of litigation over a terminal project at O'Hare International Airpor...


Bids Sought for Tower Restoration

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority is seeking contractors to preserve and restore a historic air traffic control tower at Washington Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, VA...


Obama Details ‘Fix it First’ Plan

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


Uptick Seen for 2013 Transit Aid

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


Contractor Accused of Extorting Workers

A Brooklyn construction boss is facing years in prison for theft and money laundering in a scheme involving the shakedown of his own employees, authorities say.


Owner Indicted in Kickbacks, Laundering

A New York City construction firm owner has been indicted on charges that he squeezed more than $100,000 in kickbacks from his employees, then laundered the proceeds.


Ready for Takeoff? Powder Coatings Put to Test at New Terminal

The new Terminal B concourse at the Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport in California, a LEED Silver-certified project designed by Fentress Architects, is the first “monumental” ...


 
 
   

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