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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.


Work Continues, Suits Begin Around Notre Dame

The global effort to reconstruct parts of the Notre Dame Cathedral is in full swing as a Washington, D.C., group recently announced it will be using 800-year-old building techniques to recon...


Patent Awarded to Tesla NanoCoatings

In an emailed press release, Tesla NanoCoatings was reported to have been awarded a momentous carbon nanocoating patent for its self-stratified single-coat system.


Wastewater Continues to Help Track COVID-19

Thanks to wastewater surveillance, residents living in parts of Davis, California, were able to identify areas where cases of COVID-19 were increasing.


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.


Pittsburgh Airport Microgrid Goes Live

Earlier this month, the Pittsburgh International Airport went live with its microgrid, which powers the entire facility with natural gas and solar energy. The Allegheny County Airport Author...


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...


Contractors Needed for TX Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Branham, Texas, is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate an elevated storage tank.


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.


NSWC Tests Corrosion Detection Systems

Earlier this month, the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Hueneme Division announced a new partnership with remote-sensing technology company Aerial Alchemy in an effort to solve how corros...


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 ...


Mackinac Bridge Pieces for Sale

The Mackinac Bridge Authority has again announced that it has pieces of the Mackinac Bridge for sale, “due to popular demand.” This time, however, the prices are much more affordable than in...


Research: Quake-Resistant Bridge Design

From the University of Canterbury in New Zealand, researchers have recently announced their development of a bridge design that they claim can withstand earthquakes.


$2.1B AirTrain Approved for LaGuardia Project

A large piece of the puzzle has been approved by the Federal Aviation Administration for the LaGuardia Airport project—a $2 billion AirTrain.


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.


CA Hospitals Aim to Push Seismic Requirements

The California Hospital Association, along with Gov. Gavin Newsom, are proposing another extension that would mandate hospitals upgrade their structures to ensure that they can stand up to a...


World's First 3D-Printed Steel Bridge Installed

Earlier this month, what has been touted as the world’s first ever 3D-printed steel bridge, was installed over Oudezijds Achterburgwal, a street and canal in De Wallen—the oldest neighborhoo...


Commissioners Approve $1B in Funding for LAX Work

The Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners unanimously approved to appropriate more than $1 billion in funding for the final and largest part of the $14.5 billion modernization of Los An...


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...


Officials: $1B WA Arena Set to Make Opening Deadline

Despite battling material delays for the last pieces of construction, officials for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena report that the $1 billion project is on track to open by its revised compl...


Bids Wanted for San Diego Airport Work

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority is accepting bids for airside improvements as part of its Airport Development Plan.


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...


FRCE Looks at Corrosion-Fighting Tech

A team working at the Fleet Readiness Center East in Cherry Point, North Carolina, has recently examined new possibilities for quickly and accurately detecting corrosion and preventing its s...


Research Looks to Coatings for Spacecraft Biofilm

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering have recently been reported to be observing how specialized material coatings and other strategie...


$170M Phase 2 of CO Airport Project Begins

Officials gathered last week for the groundbreaking of Phase 2 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project.


Polymeric Repair, Protection Saves Fabricator Millions

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites, Belzona has recently reported via emailed press release that its repair and protection systems had been successfu...


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...


China Halts High-Rise Work Over Safety

China’s National Development and Reform Commission announced last week that it is prohibiting the construction of some of the tallest high-rises among mounting safety concerns.


OR Passes Emissions Bill

Oregon lawmakers recently passed legislation requiring that the state’s power grid reduce its carbon emissions by 80% by 2030 and 90% by 2035.


Bids Wanted for UT Airport Restaurant Reno

The Ogden Hinckley Airport, in Ogden, Utah, is now accepting bids to remodel an interior restaurant.


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...


New Product Announcement: Wall System for Veneer

Wall systems company Sto Corp. recently announced the launch of its new drained and back ventilated, fully engineered rainscreen wall system for masonry veneer facades.


GRI, Hempel Partner to Protect Wind Turbines

In an emailed press release issued at the end of June, global coating supplier Hempel and wind sector tower and flanges manufacturer GRI Renewable Industries announced a strategic partnershi...


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 ...


Transparent 'Sky Pool' Opens in London

Residents belonging to the Eagle Club at the Embassy Gardens apartments in Battersea, London, have recently gained a new area for recreation that is both touted as an architectural spectacle...


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.


JPCL June Issue is Now Online

The June 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 ...


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Rehab

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


CA Water Tank Explosion Causes Fatality

Last week, a 1.5-million-gallon water tank exploded in at the Station 7 Water Facility in Lemoore, California.


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.


DC Pedestrian Bridge Collapses

On Wednesday (June 23), several people were injured after a truck hit a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 295 in Washington D.C., collapsing as a result of the incident.


FL Condo Collapses Killing At Least 9

Crews are continuing to sift through debris after the collapse of a residential building last week, in the Surfside neighborhood of Florida, about six miles north of Miami beach. As of Sunda...


Bids Wanted for PA Elementary School Reno

The Shikellamy School District in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, is seeking bids for the renovations at the Chief Shikellamy Elementary School, located in the Susquehanna Valley.


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...


UK Reveals Next Generation of Rail Footbridges

Great Britain’s owner and infrastructure manager of most of the country’s railway network, Network Rail Limited, has recently unveiled designs for what it’s calling the next generation of ra...


$19M Settlement Reached for CITGO Oil Spill

Last week, the United States Department of Justice announced that Houston-based CITGO Petroleum Corporation had agreed to a $19.69 million settlement to resolve federal and state claims for ...


PIT Awards $130.7M in Modernization Contracts

The Allegheny County Airport Authority recently approved $130.7 million in contracts for the Pittsburgh International Airport’s proposed $1.4 billion modernization plan.


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...


USS COD Dry Docked for Repairs

After a 14-hour-long trip and a few bumps along the way, the World War II Submarine USS COD finally arrived in Erie, Pennsylvania, for dry docking and repairs.


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.


Prelim Findings Show Plagued MX Metro

Preliminary findings of Norwegian risk management firm DNV’s investigation into the deadly subway overpass collapse in Mexico City last month have revealed a structural fault as a leading ca...


Pilatus Qualifies Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

Recently, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Aerospace Coatings exterior systems had been qualified by international airplane manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft ...


ASCE Releases Manual for Infrastructure

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers released a new manual of practice, reporting that the document will give civil engineers the tools to design, plan, and build more resilien...


UK Issues New Guidance on Bridge Scour

The Construction Industry Research and Information Association (United Kingdom) has recently launched new guidance on bridge scour.


Covestro Receives Innovation Award

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it was the recipient of the JEC Innovation Award 2021 in the "Sustainability" category.


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...


Norfolk Naval Shipyard Gets New Blast Booth

Last month, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard’s Paint and Blasting Shop (Code 970, Shop 71) in Portsmouth, Virginia, was reported to have received an equipment upgrade.


PA Water Tower Repainting Project Out for Bid

Adams County is currently seeking contractors to recoat the Prison Tank in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.


Lake Mead Suffers Historic Lows, Dam Energy Affected

Last week, southern Nevada’s Lake Mead hit historic lows, with officials reporting that the United States’ largest reservoir by volume was at an all-time low of just 1,071.44 feet—or roughly...


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...


CA Water Tower House Listed for Sale

For those seeking a home with industry aesthetic and charm, look no farther than Seal Beach, California, where an historic converted four-bedroom, four-bathroom water tower has gone on the m...


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.


MTA Suspends Several Track Inspectors

Last week, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Inspector General Carolyn Pokorny announced the findings of a nearly year-long investigation into the neglect of several track inspectors.


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.


Railway Safety Questioned in Pakistan Crash

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has ordered investigations into the country’s railway safety fault lines in wake of Monday’s (June 7) train derailment and collision, which caused at leas...


Officials Talk Design of $1.3B NY Arena

Construction of New York’s $1.3 billion UBS Arena—slated to be the new home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders—is in full swing prompting commentary of what officials call th...


New Product Announcement: Pipe Coating

Earlier this year, Pipeline Coatings Systems LLC announced a new pipe coating suitable for cold weather installation, PCS200-35 Cold Weather Epoxy.


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.


Bids Wanted for WA Library Repainting

The Town of Issaquah, Washington, is seeking bids for the painting of the exterior of Issaquah Library. The Issaquah Library was founded in 1902 before being moved to its current location.


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.


$21M Repairs to MN Stadium Exterior Near Completion

Work to replace the exterior of Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadium is reportedly entering its final phase.


Contractors Needed for FL Tank Improvements

The City of Tampa is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the Morris Bridge East Ground Storage Tank in Tampa, Florida.


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.


Report: Decking Questioned at NOLA Hard Rock

Records recently obtained by WWL-TV show that a materials supplier for the NOLA Hard Rock project tried to warn those closer to the design that it needed more steel supports on the upper flo...


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.


Artist Documents Camouflaged Cell Towers

Award-winning photographer Annette LeMay Burke has recently published a collection of photographed cell towers throughout the American west that have been designed to blend in with their sur...


Bids Wanted for PA Library Addition, Reno

The Dauphin County Library System in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is seeking bids for an addition and renovation to the McCormick Riverfront Library.


Oil Chem Owner Sentenced for Flint Dumping

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that President and owner of Oil Chem Inc., Robert J. Massey, had been sentenced 12 months in prison for violating the Clean Water...


LAX Opens $1.73B West Gates Concourse

A new $1.73 billion concourse opened at the beginning of the week at Los Angeles International Airport. The 15 West Gates are part of a larger $14.5 billion modernization project at LAX.


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 ...


CA Proposes Over $5B for Water Infrastructure

In the wake of an ongoing and expanding state-wide drought, California Gov. Gavin Newsom has proposed a $5.1 billion investment, slated to take over four years, for immediate drought respons...


NAHB Releases Positive Multifamily Construction Data

The National Association of Home Builders released data last week from its Multifamily Market Survey that revealed that market confidence in new multifamily housing has increased in the firs...


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.


PA to Put $10M Toward Airport Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation will invest $10 million in state grants for work in 12 Pennsylvania airports.


Bids Wanted for AZ College Painting Project

The Northland Pioneer College in in Holbrook, Arizona, is seeking bids for the painting of a skills center.


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...


Coating Developed for Oil Recovery Missions

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto have recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover oil fro...


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...


Vortex Epoxy Coating Passes Greenbook

Global provider of trenchless infrastructure products and services, Vortex Companies, LLC, announced last week that its 100% solids epoxy coating, Structure Guard, had passed critical chemic...


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 ...


$1.5B NYC Convention Center Expansion Complete

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced last week that construction is now complete on the $1.5 billion Jacob K. Javits Convention Center expansion.


Navy, Penn State Debut Maintenance Tech

At the beginning of the month, members of the Naval Sea Systems Command Technology Office, NAVSEA warfare centers and researchers from Penn State’s Applied Research Lab announced an ongoing ...


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.


Seattle Arena Reaches $1B Price Point

The price tag for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena has breached the $1 billion mark, according to Los Angeles-based developer Oak View Group. Work is still currently on schedule with a slated ...


Firm Tapped to Investigate MX Metro Collapse

In the events following the subway overpass collapse in Mexico City at the beginning of the month, Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum has recently announced that Norwegian risk management firm DNV has ...


Study: New Bridge Maintenance Approach

In a new study, researchers from the University of Georgia are suggesting a new way to prioritize bridge maintenance as a means to both save bridge owners money and extend the life of the in...


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...


Tourist Left Dangling after Glass Bridge Shatters

In a horrific incident at the Piyan Mountain resort in Longjing City, China, a tourist became temporarily stranded on the resort’s glass-bottomed suspension bridge after extreme winds shatte...


UK Invests in Utility-Repairing Robot

The second-largest gas distribution network in the United Kingdom, gas utility SGN, has recently begun investing in the development of an autonomous roadwork robot.


Gehry-Designed Philly Museum Reno Now Open

Last week, the Philadelphia Museum of Art unveiled to the public new galleries and public spaces from a years-long renovation led by architect Frank Gehry.


Lufthansa, BASF Announce New Surface Technology

In a joint news release, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced the roll out of its latest surface coatings technology, inspired by sharks.


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.


UK High-Rise Fire Turns Eyes to Cladding Work

A high-rise block with similar cladding to the Grenfell Tower caught fire in London late last week. No one was killed, but the incident highlights delays responsibility arguments regarding r...


Nippon Paint Receives Green Tech Award

Recently, Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. was the recipient of the 2021 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, hosted by SAFETY4SEA, a European non...


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.


Bids Wanted for MD School Gym Painting

The Maryland School for the Deaf in Fredrick, Maryland, is seeking bids for painting the Benson Gymnasium.


FHWA Inspection Program Celebrates 50 Years

Observed during the last week of April, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration celebrated the 50th anniversary of its National Bridge Inspection Standards.


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...


Notre Dame Officials Tap AutoDesk for Tech, BIM

Building software firm Autodesk recently confirmed in a press release that it will be helping Notre Dame Cathedral officials with by contributing design and construction solutions to the reb...


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...


Mexico City Metro Overpass Collapse Kills 23

On Monday evening (May 3), a subway overpass in Mexico City collapsed into a busy boulevard, causing cars of the passenger train to fall into the street below.


EPA Exempts Copolymer in 3 States, Airports

Specialty polymers company Kraton Corporation recently announced that it has received an emergency exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 18 of the Federal Ins...


JFK Project Adjusted, Approved at $1.5B

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Board of Commissioners recently approved an agreement on key terms for an amended plan for the JFK International Airport. The terms were with De...


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.


First Independent JPCL Now Online

The April 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...


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 ...


Dow Used in Olympics Retrofits, New Builds

Global chemical company Dow has announced that nine of the retrofit structures at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (slated to be held this summer) will be outfitted with various building solutio...


AFRL Perseverance Testing History, Coatings

According to an article published by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, testing completed on the NASA Perseverance's protective coating at the WPAF Research Lab aided the rover’s touchdown...


Cuomo Announces More Penn Station Plans

In an agenda outlined by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA, Amtrack and New Jersey Transit have announced new options to transform Penn Station following what they’re calling a yearlong “re-en...


COVID Relief Bill Funds AL Water Tank Coating

According to the Mayor of the City of Tallassee, Alabama, John Hammock, the city has intended to use some of its COVID-19 stimulus package money to fund the recoating of a downtown water tan...


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.


Work on $260M TX Soccer Stadium Completes

The new Major League Soccer stadium in Austin—dubbed Q2 Stadium—is now complete, according to reports that note that all that’s left for the June 17 opening is some landscaping and finishing...


Historic MO Bridge Collapses

Last week, the Haskins Bridge, an historic bridge located at Jolly Mill Park near Pierce City, Missouri, collapsed into Capps Creek after a tree had fallen onto the structure.


IACMI, Partners Showcase Sustainable Bridge Solution

The Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing, alongside nearly a dozen private companies and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville’s Fibers and Composites Manufacturing Facility have...


Contractors Needed for CA Tank Coating Project

The City of Stockton is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat two water storage tanks at the 14 Mile Reservoir Site in Stockton, California.


CA City to Turn Train Station into Mixed-Use

Sacramento recently issued a green light on a 31-acre plan that aims to convert a train station into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-used development.


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.


EU Research Looks at Ice, Vessel Safety

In research results recently published by CORDIS, European Union-funded project SEDNA discusses the severe challenges faced by ship navigators due to increased maritime traffic in the Arctic...


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Hempel Provides Coatings to Energy Turbine

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S recently announced that it has provided protective coatings to the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine.


UK Trials Anti-Aging Cream for Roads

Not quite the anti-aging cream your grandma might use, United Kingdom-based Highways England Company has announced at the beginning of the week that it would be trialing Total UK’s new polym...


FL School District Seeks Bids for Multiple Buildings

The Pinellas County School District in St. Petersburg, Florida, is seeking bids for the painting, waterproofing and renovations to various buildings within the school district.


AMI Pipeline Coating Conference Goes Virtual

Leading provider of information, market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry, AMI, will be hosting its 13th Pipeline Coating conference virtually from May 4-6.


$21M Settlement Reached with National Grid

Last month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced that a $21 million settlement had been reached regarding two New York City gas distribution companies owned by National Grid, a multinatio...


Shell Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation

Following probes initiated last year by Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection Secretary Patrick McDonnell, state and federal agencies are now investigating the safety of Shel...


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...


Biden Administration Promotes Offshore Wind

At the end of March, President Joe Biden announced that the White House and leaders of the Administration had developed a set of bold actions aimed at catalyzing offshore wind energy. The re...


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 ...


Paint Plant Explosion Kills 1, Injures 8

Last week, the Yenkin-Majestic Paints plant in Northeast Columbus experienced an explosion which resulted in one fatality and eight injuries.


COVID-19 Slows $450M NOLA Superdome Project

A budget hearing last week has revealed that plans for the $450 million update project to the New Orleans Superdome have been disrupted due to financial troubles caused by the COVID-19 pande...


NOLA Taps Developer for $1B Mixed-Use Project

The $1 billion project next to New Orleans’ existing convention now has a team in place as the Ernest N. Morial New Orleans Exhibition Hall has tapped River District Neighborhood Investors L...


CA Seeking Bids for Library Construction, Painting

The City of El Centro, California, is seeking bids for the construction and painting of a new public library.


Preservation Work to Begin on WA Bridge

The Washington State Department of Transportation released an advisory earlier this week telling Interstate-5 travelers that they should plan for traffic delays and lane restrictions for the...


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...


Webinar Archive: Tank Lining Changes

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


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.


EPA Issues Order for Gowanus Canal

In an effort to control contaminated solids discharges at the Gowanus Canal Superfund site in Brooklyn, New York, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ordered the City of New York to con...


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...


Federal Analysis Points Out Troubled Bridges

In a recent analysis conducted by the American Road and Transportation Association, more than 220,000 of the nation’s bridges need major repair or should be replace.


$500M Academy Museum Announces Open Date

Having reached completion after undergoing a series of historical restorations, renovations and new construction totaling nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los An...


WA Bridge Painting Project Awarded

The Washington State Department of Transportation has awarded a project for painting the Stillagaumish River Bridge located in Olympia, Washington, to Southern Road and Bridge LLC of Tarpon ...


MNDOT Utilizes Virtual Bridge Inspections

To restore a 19th-century bridge in Minneapolis, officials from Collins Engineers are working with the Minnesota Department of Transportation on incorporating Microsoft HoloLens headsets wit...


Tokyo Store Gets Pearlescent Facade

For a second time, Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has designed and installed a unique facade over a Louis Vuitton storefront in Tokyo. The designer boutique is located within Tokyo’s ...


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.


WI Library Seeks Bids for Remodel

The L.E. Public Library in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is seeking bids for the addition and remodel of the original library building.


Cargo Ship Runs Aground, Blocks Suez Canal

On Tuesday morning (March 23), a massive container ship ran aground while traveling northbound through Egypt’s Suez Canal to the Mediterranean from the Red Sea, blocking a crucial waterway i...


EPA Declares $2.7B in Water Infrastructure Funds

In celebration of World Water Day earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of $2.7 billion in State Revolving Funds to assist state communities,...


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.


University to Develop At-Risk Pipe Technology

Researchers from the University of Newcastle School of Engineering have reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at ris...


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.


Report Confirms Corrosion in FL Sewage Spill

In a report issued by the Berkley Research Group in November, experts have both calculated the total amount of sewage leaked and the cause of the breach in Longboat Key’s main sewer line in ...


Report: Commercial Contractors Optimistic

The first-quarter report from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index has been released, and the data reveals that contractors are growing more optimistic about their outl...


University to Gauge Infrastructure Resilience

A civil engineering assistant professor from the University of Texas at Arlington recently received two grants funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the North Central Texas Cou...


Ingalls Names First Woman President to Lead Yard

Earlier this month, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Board of Directors elected Kari Wilkinson to serve as Executive Vice President of HII and President of HII’s Ingalls Ship...


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.


Bids Needed for CA Elementary School Work

The Mariposa County Unified School District in Mariposa, California, is seeking bids for the exterior painting and window replacement at an elementary school.


SDOT Releases RFQ for Bridge Work

The Seattle Department of Transportation released an update on the West Seattle Bridge last week, confirming that they have reached a preliminary design milestone, a step that makes way for ...


Details Released After Water Plant Death

Last week, a mechanical contractor employee from Murray Co. (Rancho Dominguez, California) fell to his death while securing a lid on top of a below-grade concrete tank at the Hyperion Water ...


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...


Company Touts 3D-Printed Facade Technology

Officials involved with a new branch opening for the Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union, in Chattanooga, are celebrating what they call the world’s first 3D-printed facade that uses a pat...


Pedestrian Fatality Report Calls for Safer Streets

According to the 2021 Dangerous by Design report recently released by Smart Growth America, the number of pedestrians struck and killed by drivers nationwide over the last decade has increas...


Optical Illusion Plays Tricks on Bridge Stability

At the beginning of the month, officials from the North Carolina Department of Transportation were reportedly assuring local residents on the stability of a bridge in Raleigh.


Bids Sought for VA Library Painting Project

The City of Richmond, Virginia, is seeking bids for the painting of the Hull Street Library. The library was built in 1987 as a branch office to the Richmond Public Library system.


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.


Hempel Names Head of Marine

Recently, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced in a press release that it had selected Alexander Enström to lead its new global marine organization.


UK Committee Argues Impact of Cladding Tax

Parliament is at odds over a levy and taxes that are to be placed on the United Kingdom’s construction industry. While the money raised is earmarked for cladding remediation in high-rise bui...


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...


FL Airport Seeks Bids for Terminal, Office Building

The Naples Airport Authority in Naples, Florida, is seeking bids for the improvement of the aviation terminal and office building.


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...


Aerospace Company Pursues Coatings with Acquisition

At the end of last year, aerospace technology holding company Xeriant, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida) signed a letter of intent to acquire “significant interest” in Xeriant Europe, (XE) its stra...


Engineers Give US Infrastructure a C-

While infrastructure has been a major topic in the United States in relation to rebuilding the economy because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the American Society of Civil Engineers re...


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.


EPA Announces $1.9M CWA Settlement in WY

A settlement with private energy operator Fleur de Lis Energy and Fleur de Lis Operating, LLC was reached with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last month, in which the company agree...


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...


Expert Revisits Cecil Hotel Water Tank Case

Whether you’re a subscriber to the video streaming service Netflix or not, you’ve likely heard of the production company’s latest true crime documentary, Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the...


TX University Seeks Gym Repainting Bids

The Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, is seeking bids for the painting of the Kinesiology Building/Wisdom Gym. Tarleton State University was opened in 1899.


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.


$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.


CA School Seeks Remodel Bids

The Tulare City School District in Tulare, California, is seeking bids for the remodel of the Live Oak Middle School locker room. The Tulare City School District is home to over 10,000 stude...


Enbridge Releases 2020 Numbers, Line 3 Costs

In Enbridge Inc.’s recent release of its 2020 earnings report, the company revealed that the price tag for its Line 3 replacement project has gone up from CA$8.2 billion to CA$9.3 billion.


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...


Rescuers Digging for Trapped Hydroelectric Workers

Last week, a portion of a Himalayan glacier broke off in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, sending a rush of water and debris down the mountain and trapping 37 nearby power plant wor...


Bids Needed for NJ Bridge Rehab

The New Jersey Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of an existing bridge located in Trenton, New Jersey.


Hacker Distorts FL Drinking Water

On Friday (Feb. 5), a water treatment plant in Oldsmar, Florida, reported that a hacker had breached its computer networks and changed the level of sodium hydroxide from 100 parts per millio...


Researchers Recycle Single-Use Masks for Roads

Researchers from RMIT University have recently developed a recycling solution for one item generating a rather large amount of pandemic waste, single-use face masks.


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...


Inquiry: Flammable Panels Sold as 'Default'

The first—and probably only—person from Arconic testified in front of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry earlier this week and revealed that the company sold panels that it knew were flammable becau...


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...


PA Elevated Water Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Upper Southampton Municipal Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat an existing elevated water storage tank in Southampton, Pennsylvania.


Webinar Archive: Tech in Food, Beverage Industry

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


PIT to Release Bid Packages Next Month

Officials at the Pittsburgh International Airport released a statement last week saying that crews are now ready to move forward with the next phase of the Terminal Modernization Program.


Chicago Center to Break Ground After Delays

After years of delays, the federal review process for Chicago’s Obama Presidential Center concluded last week, giving the project a new estimated start date.


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...


FL Bridge Repair Could Prompt Inspection Reform

After a statewide inspection of segmental bridges, the Florida Department of Transportation has concluded that the Roosevelt Bridge is the only one of its kind in the state that’s suffering ...


Bids Sought for New Residence Hall in KY

The University of Louisville, in Kentucky, is seeking bids for the construction of a new residence hall. The University of Louisville is a state-supported school located in Kentucky’s larges...


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...


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...


Engineers Fight Corrosion in Nuclear Storage

The University of Virginia was recently awarded a $718,000, three-year grant from the Nuclear Energy University Program to use corrosion science to help identify potential at-risk canisters ...


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...


$1.6B NYC Hall Opens in Penn Station Project

At the start of the year, New York City celebrated the opening of the Moynihan Train Hall, the $1.6 billion project that’s part of a larger effort of work on the historic Penn Station.


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.


CA Seeks Bids for Historic House Repairs

The California Department of Parks and Recreation in Sacramento, California, is seeking bids for the repair of the “First Brick House.” The building was erected in 1847 and was the first bri...


Buttigieg Sets Focus on Infrastructure

Last week, the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee held a hearing regarding the nomination of President Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary pick, Pete Buttigieg.


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).


Streets to Reopen Around NOLA Hard Rock Demo

The $8.4 million demolition at the Hard Rock Hotel site in New Orleans is reaching milestones, with estimations now set for the reopening of adjacent streets.


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...


NY Announces Plans for Green Energy Program

Last week, New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo delivered his 2021 State of the State address, outlining several proposals focused on creating the largest offshore wind program in the nation an...


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.


Finalists Named for Historic MN Bridge

Last week, reports indicated that only four communities remained in a fight to claim and reuse a historic bridge from southern Minnesota.


Research: Billions Spent on Flood Damages

In a new study conducted by Stanford University, researchers found that the United States has spent nearly $199 billion in flood damages over the last three decades.


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...


Exterior Painting Bids Wanted for FL School

The Indian River County School District in Vero Beach, Florida, is seeking bids for the exterior painting of one middle school.


Researchers to Turn Turbine Blades into Bridges

In southern Ireland, civil engineers from the Cork Institute of Technology are planning to recycle wind turbines blades for a future pedestrian bridge.


MI to Charge Former Gov for Flint Crisis

While specifics have yet to be announced, it was confirmed earlier this week that former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, along with his health director and other ex-officials from his administrat...


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.


$930M WA Arena Files for Carbon Certification

While work is continuing at Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena, Oak View Group CEO Tim Leiweke recently confirmed that in addition to being outfitted for hockey and other live event...


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 ...


Notre Dame Officials Look to Lasers for Cleaning

Progress is continuing at the Notre Dame Cathedral, where a fire ravaged the 850-year-old structure in April 2019.


NE Commission Seeks Bids for Cabin Upgrades

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission in Lincoln, Nebraska, is seeking bids for the upgrade of its cabins.


Skanska Takes FL Liability to Court

Contractor and design-build team Skanska USA Civil Southeast turned to the U.S. District Court in Pensacola, Florida, last month in an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate its liabil...


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,...


University Studies Stormwater Systems Amid Climate Change

According to associate professor Lisa Reyes Mason from the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work, drains, pipes and other stormwater infrastructure is to be a critical defens...


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 ...


AECOM Tests Wastewater for COVID-19

Last month, infrastructure consulting firm AECOM announced that it would be partnering with Northern New Jersey-based Bergen County Utilities Authority and Columbia University (New York City...


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.


University Engineers Flexible Nanomaterial Cement

According to a team of scientists from Penn State University, a newly developed nanomaterial cement mixture could be a cost-effective solution in sealing leaking natural gas wells.


Biden Nominates Buttigieg for USDOT Secretary

Last week, President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team announced that Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg to serve as the 19th Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation.


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...


AIA Adopts New Rules for Justice Facility Design

Earlier this month, the American Institute of Architects Board of Directors adopted new rules into the association’s Code of Ethics.


Man Rescued from Water Tank

In entering the winter season, officials from Lincoln Fire and Rescue in Nebraska weren’t expecting to receive a call regarding a water tank rescue near 84th and South streets.


GA College Seeks Bids for Roof Project

Athens Technical College—Elbert County Campus, in Elberton, Georgia, is seeking bids for the re-roofing of a building.


Lawsuit Filed Alleging Toxic Sandblasting Impacts

A Santa Clarita, California-based law firm has recently filed a complaint in the Los Angeles Superior Court against developer Five Points Development, alleging the company of failing to take...


Antimicrobial Coatings to be Tested on Transit

Diversified natural resources company, Teck Resources Limited (Vancouver, Canada) recently announced that it would be testing its antimicrobial copper coatings on high-touch transit surfaces...


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.


GE, Veolia Announce Wind Turbine Recycling Program

According to a press release issued last week by transnational company Veolia, the company has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy to recycle its onshore wind turbine blades in the ...


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.


$1.5B MO Airport Project Completion Date Set

Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project officially has its targeted completion date, according to Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas.


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...


Water Recycling Plant Explosion Kills 4

Last Thursday (Dec. 4), a large explosion was reported to have taken place at the Avonmouth, Bristol-based Wessex Water plant, a water supply and sewerage utility company serving an area of ...


TX Researchers Address Chemical Pollution

A team of researchers from Texas A&M University have recently been awarded a three-year Healthy Ecosystems grant by The Gulf Research Program of the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering...


Vegas Stadium Costs Come in Under Budget

The Las Vegas Stadium Authority has approved the $25.1 million reduction of the final construction budget for Allegiant Stadium. While the stadium itself was deemed complete in August, const...


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.


VT National Guard Rebuilds Field Hospital

The Vermont National Guard was recently tasked with rebuilding a 250-bed field hospital in Essex Junction, Vermont. The structure, which was initially built last April, was taken down in mid...


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...


Drivers Cannot Stop Hitting a MO Bridge

According to reports, an onslaught of collisions with an overpass on Independence Avenue near Wilson Avenue in northeast Kansas City have become quite the oddity.


Bids Needed for TX Hospital Department Reno

Harris County in Houston, Texas, is seeking bids for renovations in the Nuclear Medicine Department at the Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital in Houston, Texas.


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...


Universities Research Sustainable Shotcrete

Currently, the life of service tunnels are designed to last for at least one hundred years or more, however, according to a team of researchers collaborating across a variety of universities...


FHWA Proposes New Transportation Standards

Last Tuesday (Nov. 24), the United States Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding state department’s freeway and int...


CO Airport Reveals $170M Phase 2 Plan

Officials for the Denver International Airport have released a scaled-down $170 million Phase 2 plan to finish the Great Hall terminal renovation.


EPA Sued Over Coal Rule Revisions

Last week, a coalition of nine environmental groups announced that they were suing the United States Environmental Protection Agency over finalized revisions made to coal ash and coal plant ...


Engineering Firm Unveils Facade Inspection Tech

International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti recently announced the launch of a software as a service platform that uses artificial intelligence to identify and assess damage and deteri...


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...


Bids Sought for KS School Paint Job

The Topeka Unified School District No. 501 in Topeka, Kansas, is seeking bids for the painting of Topeka High School.


MS Tank Repainting Out for Bid

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


US Air Force Looks at Rain Erosion

At the beginning of the month, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory announced it would be investing $60 million into the research and development of an improved anti-corrosion coa...


Senate Committee Releases 2021 Funding Bills

The Senate Committee on Appropriations released all 12 of its fiscal year 2021 funding measures and subcommittee allocations earlier this month, highlighting $74.8 billion for the transporta...


PPG Chosen for VIP Aircraft Repaint Project

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced at the beginning of the month that aviation maintenance company, Magnetic MRO had selected a variety of PPG aerospace coatings to complete...


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.


Hempel Receives Sustainability Award

At the beginning of the month, global coating supplier Hempel announced via emailed press release that it has been awarded the Sustainability Award 2020 by Vestas for supporting them on thei...


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...


CA City Gas Ban Impacts Building Construction

On Tuesday (Nov. 17), San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors unanimously passed a new city ordinance, banning the use natural gas or other fossil fuels in all new residential and commercial bu...


Drones Aim to Prevent Infrastructure Disasters

After utilizing its technology to inspect dams for BC Hydro, founders of Niricson, a Victoria, British Columbia-based technology company, think their drones will soon be used for maintaining...


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...


National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


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 ...


Bradshaw Creek Bridge Rehabilitation

The City of Chicago is seeking contractors to perform structural repairs on the Grand Avenue Bascule Bridge and Viaduct in Chicago, Illinois.


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...


Infrastructure Sensors Aim to Extend Pipeline Life

In an effort to extend the lifespan of water and sewer pipeline systems, researchers from the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Water Authority and engineering fi...


$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 ...


Miami's Largest Underground Garage Gets Started

Miami’s deepest and most expensive underground parking garage is making its way into the city as crews prep the area for the three-level subterranean basement and the 47-story luxury tower t...


First Passenger Hyperloop Tests Conducted

Last week, American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop announced that it had successfully completed its first trial involving human passengers in its levitating hyperloop cap...


Grenfell: Docs Hint Companies Knew of Dangers

Last week during the Grenfell Fire Inquiry, emails from the cladding companies involved in the tower’s 2015 refurbishment revealed that officials at the companies knew that their materials w...


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...


University Studies Limb-Inspired Architecture

In a recent study, researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Colorado, Boulder looked at the construction of bridges using limb-inspired joints and sections.


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.


NASA Award Supports New Coating Materials

Last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the recipients of its Early Career Faculty Award.


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...


Grenfell Inquiry Expert Points to Fire Consultants

An expert witness brought in by the Grenfell Tower Inquiry has called the lead architect on the tower refurbishment “imprudent” for not employing a fire consultant specialist when designing ...


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.


IL School District Seeks Painting Bids

The Elgin School District U-46 in Elgin, Illinois, is seeking bids for the Streamwood High School Painting Project Phase Three.


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...


AZ Approaches Completion of Cool Pavement Program

Working in collaboration with Arizona State University, the Phoenix Street Transportation Department has reported it is nearing the completion of a series of “cool pavement” applications aro...


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...


Terminal B at $8B LaGuardia Project Nearly Complete

Work is continuing at the $8 billion LaGuardia International Airport project at LaGuardia Gateway Partners recently released a Fall 2020 update for the $4 billion Terminal B.


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...


FDOT Requests Skanska to Cover Toll Loss

Last month, the Florida Department of Transportation issued a letter of intent to Skanska USA Civil Southeast, Inc. seeking damages and lost toll-related revenue because of the current toll ...


NTSB Attributes Corrosion in Fatal Crash

After completing the investigation of a fatal crash in the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s Lehigh Tunnel in February 2018, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board has recently issued two safet...


MD School Seeks Bids for Auditorium Reno

The Washington County Public Schools in Hagerstown, Maryland, is seeking bids for the renovation of an auditorium and stage at the Boonsboro High School. The Boonsboro High School was constr...


Tnemec Announces 2020 Tank of the Year

On Tuesday (Oct. 27), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2020 Tank of the Year—a municipal water tank in Destin, Florida—via emailed press relea...


Smart Building Ratings Program Launches

Billed as the world’s first comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, the SPIRE Smart Buildings Program has recently made its debut.


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 ...


MnDOT Completes International Bridge Replacement

Earlier this month, the Minnesota Department of Transportation announced that it had completed the $39.3 million replacement of the Baudette/Rainy River International Bridge. The infrastruct...


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...


Bids Wanted for CA Library Renovation

The city of Santa Cruz, California, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Garfield Park Public Library.


Free Webinar: Evolution of Rail Transportation

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 29, entitled, “The Evolution of Rail Transportation.”


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.


DOE Announces $80M in Energy Funding

Recently, the United States Department of Energy announced an $80 million 2020 funding opportunity for its Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) program.


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 16

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the launch of its ColorSurfaces Edition 16, highlighting the latest color trends and finishes for its automoti...


Virgin Hyperloop Unveils Certification Center Location

American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop has recently announced that after years of testing and developing hyperloop technology at their full-scale test site in North Las ...


Bids Wanted for MD Detention Center Addition

Calvert County, in Prince Frederick, Maryland, is seeking bids for the addition of a program space to the Calvert County Detention Center.


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.


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...


Grenfell Inquiry Hears from Building Control

Moving on in the inquiry of London’s Grenfell Tower fire, officials heard last week that a restructuring at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea council had created an unbalanced work...


$930M WA Arena to Still Open on Time

Officials from Seattle’s $930 million Climate Pledge Arena have recently went on record to say that, despite a month-long delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the arena should be set to op...


EPA Proposes Tank Inspection Alternative

On Wednesday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced a proposal offering regulatory flexibility for the oil and gas industry by amending Clean Air Act re...


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...


PPG Names Products Used in Vegas Stadium

Global coatings company PPG has released the specifics of its involvement and partnership with the Allegiant Stadium, the $1.97 billion sports venue recently completed in Las Vegas.


PA Bridge Plaques Found, Restored

At the end of September, the Donora Historical Society in Donora, Pennsylvania, made a shocking discovery whilst searching through salvaged remains and relics from previous building demoliti...


CA College Seeks Building Reno Bids

The Yosemite Community College District in Modesto, California, is seeking bids for the improvement of the MJC East Electronics Building.


Tnemec Opens Voting for 2020 Tank of the Year

On Monday, Tnemec Company Inc. announced via emailed press release that it had officially launched its online voting platform for the 2020 Tank of the Year Competition.


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...


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...


Largest Indoor UK Arena Gets Approval

Plans for what will be the largest indoor arena in the United Kingdom have been approved. Manchester City Council greenlit the Populous-designed project late last month.


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.


TX School District Seeking Bids for Project

The Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston is seeking bids for the replacement of an elementary school.


Heatherwick Proposes Design for 'Floating' Park

Earlier this month, London-based Heatherwick Studio revealed design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.


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...


Research: Cement-Free Concrete Beats Corrosion

This week, engineers from RMIT University announced that they have developed an eco-friendly, zero-cement concrete that can withstand corrosive acidic environments, commonly observed in sewa...


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...


JV Contract Awarded for $2.3B San Diego Airport

The joint venture of New York City-based Turner Construction and Broomfield, Colorado-based Flatiron Construction recently announced that it has been awarded a contract to build the new $2.2...


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 ...


Small Fire Breaks Out at NOLA Hard Rock Site

A fire broke out Monday morning (Sept. 28) at the site of the partially collapsed Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans where workers are currently carrying out an $8.4 million demolition plan.


AkzoNobel Approved for Boeing Color Blending

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it received approval by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 basecoat.


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...


Grenfell: Clerk of Works Wasn't Monitoring Compliance

Late last week, the Grenfell Fire Inquiry found that the person on record as the Clerk of Works for the Grenfell Tower’s refurbishment was not, in fact, acting as Clerk of Works.


Hempel, Vestas Enter Turbine Protection Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel (Lyngby, Denmark) recently announced that it had entered a strategic partnership with Vestas (Aarhus N, Denmark), a sustainable energy solutions company.


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-...


FAA Awards $335M in Infrastructure Grants

Late last week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced that the Trump Administration is awarding $335 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Feder...


MDOT Bridge Inspectors Save Stranded Dog

On Sunday, two bridge inspectors from Stantec’s Bridge Inspection and Assessment team rescued a dog that had been stranded on the U.S. 84 bridge over the Mississippi River between Natchez, M...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Charleston Aquarium

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


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.


$1.5M in Liens Filed Against Las Vegas Stadium

Four liens have been filed against Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium, according to reports. The liens, which have been filed with the Clark County Recorder’s Office, total $1.5 million.


Seattle Releases Audit on Bridge Maintenance

The City of Seattle released an audit of its Department of Transportation last week, which found that the agency’s bridge-maintenance spending is inadequate and says that money is one of the...


Airport Work Halted for 200 Mammoth Skeletons

Workers at a Mexico City construction site have discovered some big findings that are causing repeated pauses in construction of the new Santa Lucia airport.


World's Longest Timber Bridge Moves Forward

A design contract was recently awarded for what is being touted as the world’s longest bridge to use structural timber.


Contract Awarded for RFK Stadium Demolition

Events DC, the convention and sports authority for Washington, D.C., selected a contractor last week to demolish the historic 59-year-old RFK Stadium.


Sagging Arch Pauses RI Bridge Work

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation has paused construction on a rebuild of a bridge over Route 4 in East Greenwich.


CA's $5B SoFi Stadium Makes Debut

SoFi Stadium, the new home of the National Football League’s Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers, in Inglewood, California, is now open. The $5 billion stadium is reportedly the most e...


FHWA Announces $70M in Grants

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration published a Notice of Funding Opportunity for cities, states, tribal governments and federal lands agencies ...


SDOT Releases Updates on Bridge Stabilization

The Seattle Department of Transportation has begun releasing weekly updated on the stabilization efforts of the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge ahead of the anticipated October announcement on...


Grenfell Inquiry Hears from Cladding Subcontractor

The cladding subcontractor on London’s Grenfell Tower refurbishment wrapped up two days of inquiry testimony earlier this week after the process went on summer break for the past month.


Winners Announced for Brooklyn Bridge Project

Winners have been chosen for the “Reimagining the Brooklyn Bridge” project, launched by New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute.


Towers Complete for Longest Suspension Bridge

Construction of the two 318-meter-high towers for Turkey’s 1915 Canakkale Bridge, set to be the longest suspension bridge in the world, is now complete, according to reports.


Bids Wanted for IL Roadway, Bridge Reconstruction

The Illinois State Toll Highway Authority is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of two bridges and reconstruction of the Eisenhower Expressway and St. Charles Road in DuPage Count...


USDOT Announces $1.2B in FAA Grants

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced last week that $1.2 billion in airport safety and infrastructure grants are being awarded through the Federal Aviation Administratio...


GA Seeking Bids for Pickleball Facility

The City of Newnan, Georgia, is seeking bids for the construction of a pickleball facility. The City of Newnan is approximately 35 miles southwest of Atlanta.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: MA High-Rise

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


Timber Tower Begins Construction in WI

Construction has begun in Milwaukee on one of the world’s tallest timber buildings, according to officials. The 25-story residential building dubbed “Ascent” has secured building permits and...


Hudson Tunnel Costs Hike, Start Delayed

New York’s proposed Hudson River rail tunnel project has climbed in cost and time. With the price tag now sitting at $11.6 billion, the start date has been pushed back to 2022.


Contractors Needed for PA Water Tank Painting

Bucks County Water and Sewer Authority is currently seeking contractors to coat and improve the Neshaminy Water Tank No. 2 in Warrington, Pennsylvania.


MI Hears Comments on Line 5 Tunnel

The Michigan Public Service Commission held a virtual public hearing last week for comments on the proposed Enbridge Line 5 tunnel, which if approved would run under the Straits of Mackinac.


Bids Wanted for MA Historic House Painting

The Department of the Interior, National Park Service located in Quincy, Massachusetts, is seeking bids for the complete painting of the North and West sides of the Adam Beale House. The hou...


SDOT Hires Designer for Bridge Replacement

The Seattle Department of Transportation has selected HNTB Corporation to design the West Seattle Bridge replacement, though the timing of that replacement remains unclear as the department ...


Denver Taps New Firm for Convention Center

The city of Denver has selected a new firm to finish the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project. The expansion has been plagued with an alleged bid-rigging scheme for the past few y...


Judge Orders Work to Continue on Purple Line

Work is moving forward at Maryland’s $2 billion light rail project after a judge earlier this month issued a temporary restraining order against Purple Line Transit Partners LLC, preventing ...


AR Tunnel Rehab Contract Awarded

The City of Fayetteville has awarded a project for rehabilitation of the Razorback Greenway Tunnel located in Fayetteville, Arkansas, to Diamond C. Construction Company of Gentry, Arkansas, ...


Flint Reaches $600M Settlement with State

The state of Michigan has reached a $600 million settlement with Flint residents for the state’s role in the city’s water crisis. A summary of the deal shows that nearly 80% of the funds wil...


Amtrak Behind, Over Budget on NY Hall Project

A new report from Amtrak has revealed that its part of New York’s Moynihan Train Hall project is delayed and over budget, and will likely not open by the project’s initial deadline of Decemb...


Sherwin-Williams Accepting Impact Award Entries

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entries for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America.”


Council Steps In for MO Airport Subcontractor

After a dispute erupted around a potential out-of-state subcontractor for Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project, the job has been awarded to a different, local co...


Arches Complete on $480M DC Bridge

The arches are officially completed on Washington, D.C.’s new Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge. The last piece of the final arch was put in place last week.


New Inspection Plan Approved for CA Nuclear Site

A new inspection program was approved late last month by the California Coastal Commission to inspect and maintain dry storage tanks containing spent nuclear fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear G...


MD Tank Rehab Out for Bid

Anne Arundel County is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate the Crofton Meadows Elevated Water Tank in Crofton, Maryland.


Judge Rejects Lifting FIGG Suspension

A federal judge has denied FIGG Bridge Engineers’ and engineer William “Denney” Pate’s request to lift the imposed suspension from the Federal Highway Administration.


Final Body Removed from NOLA Hard Rock

The third and final body has been removed from the New Orleans Hard Rock construction site, 10 months after the structure partially collapsed.


EPA Releases Energy Requirement Reductions

Last Friday, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced two final rules for the oil and gas industry that the EPA says “removes ineffective and duplicative r...


Buttress Work Complete at $930M WA Arena

The $930 million Seattle arena renovation is now in full “building mode” after crews finished the excavation and roof support process last week.


World's Longest 3D-Printed Concrete Bridge Named

The world’s longest 3D-printed concrete bridge was officially named late last month by Guinness World Records in Shanghai’s Baoshan district. The bridge was built last year by a team from th...


MD County Passes Bird-Friendly Building Law

Maryland’s Howard County Council passed a bird-safety building mandate last month, making it the first area in the state to do so following a recent trend around the country.


FIGG Files Against FHWA Suspension

FIGG Bridge Engineers Inc., along with FIGG engineer William “Denney” Pate, have sued the Federal Highway Administration asking for the agency’s suspension of its eligibility to participate ...


DE Seeks Bridge Deck Replacement Bids

The Delaware Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to oversee concrete deck replacement and painting of steel members on Bridge 3-155 North and South spanning the Broadkill Riv...


SDOT to Seek Loan for Bridge Repair Plan

The Seattle Department of Transportation is in the midst of stabilizing the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge, which endured an emergency closure in March after previously inspected concrete cra...


$1.3B NY Arena Sees Progress after Pause

Concrete is going up at the site of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders’ newly named home: the UBS Arena.


Baltimore Gas Explosion Kills 2, Injures Several

A gas explosion in Northwest Baltimore on Monday morning has killed two people and seriously injured at least seven others, according to officials.


1 Body Recovered from NOLA Hard Rock

The remains have been recovered from one of the workers who were trapped in the New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, which partially collapsed more than 10 months ago.


$1.97B Vegas Stadium Now Complete

Construction of Las Vegas’ $1.97 billion Allegiant Stadium is officially complete, according to general contractor joint venture Mortenson-McCarthy, which announced that it received a Certif...


Court Lets Dakota Access Stay Flowing

Last week, a federal appeals court reversed a judge’s order to shut down the Dakota Access pipeline pending a full environmental review.


Bids Wanted for PA College Room Reno

The Community College of Philadelphia is seeking bids for the renovation of the music department room.


USDOT Releases Toolkit for Rural Opportunities

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao unveiled late last week the Applicant Toolkit for the Rural Opportunities to Use Transportation for Economic Success Initiative from the U.S. ...


Data: $9.6B in Infrastructure Projects are Delayed

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association recently gathered and reviewed publicly available data on transportation revenue and construction programs from states and local gov...


Bid Conflicts Arise at $1.5B MO Airport Project

More debate has been raised around Missouri’s $1.5 billion Kansas City International Airport project and the hiring choices made by developer Edgemoor Infrastructure and Real Estate.


Cleanup, Plans Begin after AZ Bridge Collapse

Officials are in the beginning stages of repair work on the Salt River Union Pacific Bridge, in Tempe, Arizona, which partially collapsed last week after a train derailed on the structure, s...


Environmental Review Cleared for $1.1B CA Arena

Late last month one of the last major hurdles was cleared for the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers and the team’s proposed new $1.1B arena, slated for Inglewood, Califo...


Genoa Bridge Opens 2 Years After Collapse

Italy’s Genoa San Giorgio Bridge officially opened to the public on Monday. The structure replaces the Morandi Bridge, which collapsed almost two years ago to the day, killing 43 people.


Grenfell Inquiry Looks at Contractor, Worries

Recent testimony of the Grenfell Inquiry have focused on the contractor for the Grenfell Tower’s 2015 refurbishment, Rydon, with focus on how the company handled concerns not only about the ...


Bids Needed for CA Tank Painting

The City of Shafter is currently seeking contractors to coat and improve Tank No. 2 in Shafter, California.


USDOT Announces Availability of Grant Program

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration announced last week the availability of $225 million in grant funding through its Expedited Project Delivery Pilot Prog...


FAA Awards $273M in Airport Project Grants

Over $273 million in Federal Aviation Administration grants have recently been awarded to various airports across the country, according to U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao.


None Injured in AZ Partial Rail Bridge Collapse

The Salt River Union Pacific Bridge, in Tempe, Arizona, partially collapsed last week after a train derailed on the structure, setting it ablaze and sending debris into the lake below.


TRIP Report Details Interstate Bridge Conditions

The National Research Transportation Group (TRIP) recently released its annual “Restoring the Interstate Highway System” report, which aims to provide the latest information on the Interstat...


UK Suspension Bridge Celebrates Bicentenary

The Union Chain Bridge—a 200-year-old link between Scotland and England over the River Tweed—celebrated its bicentenary last week with an international historic civil engineering landmark de...


Bids Wanted for FL Housing Development

The Key West Housing Authority in Key West, Florida, is seeking bids for the construction of a multi-family housing development. A total of 104 units will be constructed in this project.


LA Reaches $5M Deal for New Bridge Plans

The Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LADOTD) has officially signed a deal with engineering firm Atlas Technical Consultants to serve as lead consultant on the new Miss...


Tnemec Opens Nominations for 2020 Tank of the Year

Entries are now being accepted for Tnemec Company Inc.’s 2020 Tank of the Year Competition, according to the company.


Bid Awarded for PA Bridge Rehabilitation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a $42,161,667.22 contract to Trumbull Corporation, of Pittsburgh, for rehabilitation of the Neville Island Bridge in Robinson Townsh...


$100M CA Millennium Tower Fix Approved

The permitting process is reportedly now complete for the fixes needed for San Francisco’s Millennium Tower. The $100 million shoring project is now estimated to begin in November.


Microgrid Project Underway for Pittsburgh Airport

Construction had begun on what officials are calling a “first-of-its-kind” electrical microgrid for the Pittsburgh International Airport. According to the Allegheny County Airport Authority,...


PA Gets $66M for Water Infrastructure Projects

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced another investment in the state’s water infrastructure, this time in the form of $66 million going toward water, wastewater and stormwater proje...


Evonik Begins Work at New Silicones Plant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has reportedly begun production at its new multi-purpose silicones manufacturing facility in Geesthacht, Germany.


SDOT Embarks on Cost-Benefit Analysis for Bridge

The Seattle Department of Transportation announced last week that it has begun the process of a cost-benefit analysis involved the West Seattle High-Rise Bridge.


FL Bridge Repair Assessment Complete

According to the Florida Department of Transportation, repair work for the Roosevelt Bridge could begin as early as next month as the agency reported that it had completed its initial assess...


TX to Host Continent's Largest Living Wall

A 26-story high-rise is planned for Dallas and, according to reports, North America’s tallest “living wall” is slated to come with it.


Hudson Yards Tower Finished with Powder Coatings

Earlier this week, PPG revealed that its powder coatings were used on one of the high-rises in New York City’s Hudson Yards project. According to the company, the skyscraper was one of the f...


Researcher Gets Grant to Study Wastewater

A civil engineering professor from the University of Arkansas has been awarded federal funding to study wastewater in regard to the spread of COVID-19.


Seattle Mayor Declares Bridge 'Civil Emergency'

In an effort to secure funding to remedy the cracks found on the West Seattle Bridge (whether that be a permanent fix or a whole replacement), Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has declared the sit...


Bids Wanted for OR Correctional Facility

The Oregon Department of Corrections in Umatilla, Oregon, is seeking bids for a building addition. The Two Rivers Correctional Institution, where this project takes place, is located 100 yar...


Reimagined Brooklyn Bridge Designs Announced

The New York City Council, along with urban-design nonprofit the Van Alen Institute, recently held a context for designs aiming to improve the experience for pedestrians and cyclists on the ...


Grenfell Inquiry: Officials Disagreed on Materials

In the most recent updates of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, it has come to light that there were disagreements between not only architects and building safety officers, but also between archit...


DOI Looking at Offshore Wind Proposals

The United States Department of the Interior is reportedly planning on issuing two proposed rules for offshore wind projects. The rules are expected to streamline the permitting requirements...


Bids Wanted for FL Waterway Bridge Work

The Florida Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform coating and bridge deck repairs on the William Lehman Causeway Intracoastal Waterway Bridges in Miami-Dade County, ...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Faces Pandemic Worries

The $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion work is the latest to come under the microscope amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


Notre Dame Work to Restore Latest Spire

French President Emmanuel Macron has officially dropped the unpopular idea of building a modern spire atop a restored Notre Dame Cathedral.


NC Bridge Removal Hits Delay, Costs

The continued dismantling and demolition of the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, located in the Oregon Inlet of North Carolina, is now project to take about a year longer than expected.


Denver Airport Launches Public Dashboard

Now that some of the turmoil has settled over the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project, the entity has created a dashboard so that the public can see the status, project and bud...


AkzoNobel to Coat Largest LNG Project

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently released information about supplying coatings to the LNG Canada Project, located in Kitimat, British Columbia, that’s touted as the largest-ever li...


Bids Wanted for IL Train Station Reno

The City of Naperville, Illinois, is seeking bids for improvement of the Naperville Metra Fourth Avenue Train Station.


First Carbon-Fiber Reinforced Building Underway

Technical University Dresden, in Germany, has begun the process of erecting the world’s first building made entirely of carbon-fiber reinforced concrete.


Nouryon Announces New Hydroperoxide Plant

Specialty chemical company Nouryon announced earlier this week that it is starting development of a new hydroperoxide manufacturing facility at its current site in Ningbo, China.


Gordie Howe Officials Dismiss Pandemic Worry

Progress on the $5.7 million Gordie Howe International Bridge is moving right along and, according to officials, likely will not stop even if the area sees another spike in the COVID-19 pand...


Grenfell Inquiry Restarts, Looks at Fire Consultant

London’s Grenfell Tower Inquiry resumed earlier this week after a months-long hiatus—caused by the COVID-19 pandemic—with new testimony revealing that the principal fire engineer for the tow...


Dakota Access Pipeline Ordered to Halt for Review

The Dakota Access Pipeline has officially been ordered to halt operations after the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruling surrounding the recently ordered environmental rev...


Contractors Needed for TX Elevated Tank Rehab

The City of Deer Park is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the Coy Street elevated water storage tank in Deer Park, Texas.


Shoring Work Begins on West Seattle Bridge

Work has officially begun on a temporary fix on the West Seattle Bridge—including a carbon fire wrap (CRFP) and post-tensioning tendons—intended to slow cracking that caused an emergency shu...


US House Passes Bird-Friendly Legislation

Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2, better known as the Moving Forward Act. While the legislation covers infrastructure, affordable housing and climate issues, t...


Some Lanes Reopen on Cracked FL Bridge

About 10 days after large cracks and falling concrete were discovered on the southernmost span of the southbound Roosevelt Bridge in Stuart, Florida, state officials have reopened four of th...


Bids Wanted for NJ Interior Painting

The West Orange School District in West Orange, New Jersey, is seeking bids for interior painting of the West Orange High School.


PennDOT Cuts Budget, Projects in Pandemic Wake

Weeks after the Pennsylvania economy “reopened” in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, leaders with the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation are trying to grapple with how to pay for pr...


CA Authority to Consider Musk Tunnel Project

A transportation authority in California has reportedly halted rail system analyses in order to instead evaluate an unsolicited tunnel proposal from Elon Musk for a project involving the Ont...


High-Rise at NYC Hudson Yards Reaches Halfway

The high-rise dubbed 50 Hudson Yards, part of New York City’s $25 billion Hudson Yards development, has reached a construction milestone.


University Designs Lighter, Greener Bridge

Recently, engineers from the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the Technical University of Denmark, with COWI, have completed research on reducing materials used in suspension bridge d...


British PM Announces $1B in School Rebuilding

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a 10-year plan on Monday (June 29) to rebuild schools across England, pledging 1 billion pounds (roughly $1.2 billion) to the program.


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.


China's 'Horizontal Skyscraper' Opens Deck

China’s horizontal skyscraper—dubbed “The Crystal”—recently unveiled its first attraction to the public: The Exploration Deck.


NJ Transit Issues Plan Without Funding

Earlier this month, the New Jersey Transit Corporation announced its development of a $5.8 billion, five-year capital plan and 10-year strategic plan, identifying a comprehensive vision for ...


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 ...


3D-Printed Reefs Deployed in Atlantic

Earlier this month, marine scientists deployed 3D-printed artificial reefs throughout the Atlantic coasts of England, France, and Spain.


Team Announced for Philly Station Renovation

Amtrak recently announced that it has selected the development team for the renovation of Philadelphia’s 30th Street Station.


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...


Report: UK Has No Counts on Dangerous Cladding

A recent investigation by the United Kingdom’s National Audit Office has revealed that the government doesn’t know how many of its estimated 85,000 buildings 11-18 meters tall are clad with ...


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...


TX University Boiler Project Seeks Bids

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas, is seeking bids for the installation of a new tray type pressurized deaerator, boiler feed water pumps and associated piping at th...


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.


Cuomo Opens New LaGuardia Terminal

Late last week Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled the brand-new Terminal B at LaGuardia Airport, the project’s biggest milestone to date in the ongoing $8 billion renovation work, which includes the...


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...


Tampa Airport Latest to Halt Construction Plans

The $906 million construction plans for Tampa International Airport could be the next big project on the chopping block due to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting drop in air travel traffic.


Bids Wanted for CA Hangar Improvements

The Antelope Valley Community College District in Palmdale, California, is seeking bids for the improvement of the Fox Field Hangar.


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...


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Researchers Use Natural Antifreeze in Concrete Study

At the University of Colorado Boulder, researchers have recently found that natural antifreeze proteins can minimize freeze-thaw damage and can increase the strength and durability of concre...


Workers Start Dismantling Scaffold at Notre Dame

Work has officially begun on dismantling the melting scaffolding surrounding the Notre Dame Cathedral. The process reportedly began on Monday, with crews working to take down 200 tons of met...


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...


EPA Evaluates SARS-CoV-2 in Wastewater

Last month, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced that its researchers would be engaging in research practices to help states, tribes, local, territorial governments, a...


Free Webinar: Hospital Coatings Guidelines

PaintSquare will host a free webinar June 17 entitled, “New Architectural Coatings Technology Targets Stricter Hospital Infection Protocols.”


Bids Wanted for FL Interior Painting

The Hialeah Housing Authority in Hialeah, Florida, is seeking bids for the painting of interior hallways stairs at the Palm Centre Apartments. The Hialeah Housing Authority provides housing ...


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...


Firms Create Porcelain Church in Norway

Architect Espen Surnevik and firm Trodahl Architects collaborated to design a porcelain-covered church in the city of Porsgrunn, Norway.


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.


$100M Dodger Stadium Reno Nearly Complete

Work is reportedly almost finished at the home of Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers.


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...


USDA Invests $281M in Water, Wastewater

At the end of May, the United States Department of Agriculture announced that it would be investing $281 million in rural communities for water and wastewater infrastructure.


CO Airport Gets Contract Extensions, Robots

Denver City Council signed off recently on airport officials’ proposal to accelerate with the Denver International Airport project by approving an increase to the budget of $560 million.


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...


FL Airport Project Sees $371M Funding Cut

Officials with the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority have officially sliced into the budget for the Orlando International Airport’s South Terminal project in light of the COVID-19 pandemic ...


3D-Printed Concrete Developed for Offshore Use

Engineers from Purdue University are working in collaboration with concrete additive manufacturing startup RCAM Technologies and the Floating Wind Technology Company (FWTA) to develop offsho...


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...


Notre Dame Work Resumes Post Pandemic Pause

Restoration work has resumed and COVID-19 protocols have been put in place at the Notre Dame Cathedral site. Although officials are still standing by the initial time frame, a decision on th...


$8B LaGuardia Project to Get Fast-Tracked

The state government and airlines are in agreement as New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced plans for a “supercharged” reopening of New York City, which involves a fast-track for multiple inf...


Research Monitors COVID-19 via Wastewater

Recently, researchers from the Center for Environmental Health Engineering at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have developed a new approach to monitoring regional levels of SA...


Causes of Taiwan Bridge Collapse Investigated

At the beginning of the month, investigators from the Taiwan Transportation Safety Board (TTSB) announced that they were looking at several possible causes of last year’s Nanfang'ao Bridge c...


Navy Explores Digital Ship Maintenance

According to reports, the United States Navy has begun exploring the use of a new digital software to help combat shipboard repairs and maintenance services.


Demolition Begins at NOLA Hard Rock Site

The multi-phase demolition of the collapsed Hard Rock New Orleans hotel and its surrounding buildings is now underway as officials expedited approvals to get the project going ahead of hurri...


MI Dam Failure Threatens Dow Contamination

Just last week, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer declared a state of emergency for Midland County, Michigan, after floodwaters caused two dam failures, risking water contamination from a nearb...


NJ Transit Awards $4.1M Contract for Penn Station

The New Jersey Transit Board of Directors recently authorized a $4.1 million contract for a preliminary design as well as engineering and construction assistance for the Central Concourse Ex...


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 ...


Bids Wanted for NV School Repairs

The Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada, is seeking bids for the repair and replacement of soffits at the Sparks Middle School.


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.


Decreased Funds Expected for Rural Infrastructure

Last week, national transportation research nonprofit TRIP (Washington, D.C.) released a report evaluating the safety and condition of rural roads and bridges in the United States in relatio...


Study Looks at Healthcare Construction Training

Researchers out of Washington State University and Clemson University have found that insufficient training for construction workers in hospital settings could be contributing to disease out...


$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.


$1.1B Pittsburgh Airport Revamp Put on Hold

The $1.1 billion overhaul for the Pittsburgh International Airport is officially on hold indefinitely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to officials.


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...


Bids Wanted for MO Schools Reno

The Moniteau County R-1 School District in California, Missouri, is seeking bids for the renovations to the California Elementary, Middle and High School.


Exterior Wall Work Begins on $930M WA Arena

Excavation at the $930 million renovation of Seattle’ Key Arena is officially completed, according to reports, and work on the structure’s new walls is full steam ahead with a crew abiding b...


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.


Supreme Court Throws Out Bridgegate Case

Last Thursday (May 7), the Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan announced in a 15-page ruling that the cases against New Jersey officials Bridget Anne Kelly and Bill Baroni—involved in the "Bri...


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 ...


Officials Propose Denver Airport Contract Extensions

Officials involved with the Denver International Airport’s airport renovation have reportedly requested Denver’s City Council to consider five contract amendments that would increase the cur...


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...


Cortec Reveals Aircraft Preservation Plan

Amidst unplanned shutdowns and the uncertainty of a reopening timeline experienced by airlines and aircraft transportation sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, corrosion control technology ...


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.


WI Tech College Project Out for Bid

The Fox Valley Technical College, of the Wisconsin Technical College System, in Appleton, Wisconsin, is seeking bids for the remodeling of a computer lab located within the J. J. Keller Tran...


Atari Plans Video Game-Themed Hotels

Consumer brand and entertainment company Atari announced earlier this year a year with GSD Group to acquire the rights to build video game-theme Atari Hotels across the United States.


Several Temporary Hospitals Completed in NJ, NY

As the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic continues, temporary hospitals and healthcare facilities are reaching completion across the United States.


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...


FAA Awards $1.187B in Grants to US Airports

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced late last week that the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration is awarding $1.187 billion in airport safety ...


Repairs Made at PA Nuclear Plant

Following an inspection during a refueling outage at Energy Harbor Corporation’s Beaver Valley Power Station Unit 2 in Pittsburgh, officials found that one of 66 reactor vessels head penetra...


Axalta Reports COVID-19 PPE Donations

Last month, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta issued a press release regarding its personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Second Settlement Announced in CO Bid-Rigging

Late last week, a second settlement was reached in the alleged bid-rigging scheme on the $233 million Colorado Convention Center Project.


PennDOT Receives Preservation Award

Preservation Pennsylvania recently released its annual Historic Preservation Awards, featuring the Ralph Modjeski Award, which this year honored the Penn Street Bridge rehabilitation project...


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.


‘Living Roof’ Installed at CA Campus

In Redlands, California, a local university has installed what the local community believes to be the first known green roof on a residence in the area.


Strange Odor Sparks Concern in Calgary

Over the weekend, Calgary Fire Department officials were summoned to investigate a pungent smell after receiving nearly 100 complaints—78 calls alone last Friday (April 24)—from the northeas...


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.


Model Software Used in Earthquake Study

A researcher from Concordia University was recently reported to be exploring options for resilient and sustainable reinforced masonry structural systems in relation to earthquake safety.


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.


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...


Senators Propose $19.5B Water Infrastructure Bill

Last week, two lawmakers on the Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee released two pieces of draft legislation that would authorize the investment of $19.5 billion in the nat...


DC Awards Contract for Temp Patient Space

Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser announced last week that the administration has issued a design-build contract to Hensel Phelps Construction Co. to convert the Walter E. Washington Con...


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...


Study Predicts Hyperloop Operation to Begin in 2040

International research firm, Lux Research Inc. (Boston), has recently issued its report, “Analyzing the Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop,” claiming that the first passenger-carr...


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.


Bids Wanted for VA Neighborhood Center

The City of Lynchburg, Virginia, is seeking bids for the renovation of the Fairview Neighborhood Center. The Fairview Neighborhood Center hosts numerous programs for residents of all ages in...


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...


Jotun Reveals Hull Cleaning Technology

Recently, Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a proactive cleaning solution for the maritime industry.


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.


Anue Water Hires Technical Staff

In an emailed press release, innovative wastewater odor and corrosion control supplier Anue Water Technologies (Tucker, Georgia) announced the addition of Phani Peddi as Technical Services M...


Notre Dame Target Remains Despite Delays

One year after a fire ravaged the Notre Dame Cathedral, officials are saying that, while it’s still possible to get the repairs done by 2024, it has been a struggle to keep construction on t...


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...


$52.5M Vegas People-Mover on Track Despite Cuts

According to officials, both the $52.5 million underground people-mover project and the $980.3million West Hall expansion for the Las Vegas Convention Center are on track, despite budget cut...


NC Artist Paints COVID-19 Message

Reported late last month, local muralist Ian Wilkinson and Ishmael completed a collaboration project in Asheville, North Carolina, on an historic silo in the town’s River Arts District.


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...


Bids Needed for Interior School Reno in IL

The Rockford School District No. 205 in Rockford, Illinois, is seeking bids for the interior renovation of the Flinn and Kennedy Middle Schools.


$1.3M Settlement Reached in CO Bid-Rigging

In an agreement announced earlier this week, construction company M.A. Mortenson Co. settled with the state of Colorado on charges that alleged bid-rigging on the $233 million Colorado Conve...


DOE Awards $25M to Gas Industry

Earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Energy announced that it would be awarding nearly $25 million in federal funding for cost-shared projects that aimed to promote advances in technolo...


Work Begins on $800M Chicago Tower

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, development of a new 60-story tower along the Chicago River has begun, after the project secured a $500 million construction loan.


Firm Pivots Product from Marine to Oil & Gas

Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd, the company behind anti-foul coating Coppercoat, recently announced that it is launching its Coppercoat-Commercial in the offshore oil and gas sector.


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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.


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...


University Studies Coastal Storm Protection Designs

Researchers from Princeton University have been looking at new designs for protective infrastructure to combat storm surges along the nation's coastlines.


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...


WV Bridge Recoating Project Awarded

The West Virginia Department of Transportation awarded a $298,208.40 contract for painting of the Tyler City Bridge to Legend Painting, Inc. (Campbell, Ohio) on March 24.


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, ...


COVID-19 Cleaning Clogging Pipes, Sewers

When news broke that the world was experiencing a global pandemic as a result of COVID-19, many citizens in the United States saw a shortage of toilet paper, hand sanitizers, household disin...


OSHA Fines 11 Firms for NOLA Hard Rock

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited and fined 11 firms in connection with the partial collapse of New Orleans’ Hard Rock Hotel last fall that killed three workers.


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.


PA Hospital Expedites Opening for Health Crisis

In Philadelphia, crews are working around the clock to open the University of Pennsylvania Health System’s (Penn Medicine) Pavilion to aid in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.


UConn Researchers Aim to Improve Bridges

Researchers at the University of Connecticut (UConn) are reportedly working on a variety of patenting methods aimed to improve bridges across the state.


AIA Forms Taskforce, Releases COVID-19 Webinar

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Institute of Architects has launched a task force to help inform public officials, healthcare facility workers and architects on adapting b...


Bids Needed for CT School Repairs

The Town of Guilford, Connecticut, is seeking bids for the upgrades at the Baldwin Middle School.


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...


Annual Airport Student Design Competition Open

Fentress Architects (Denver) recently opened up its annual Fentress Global Challenge, an annual international student design competition that “represents an extraordinary exploration into th...


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...


Review Ordered for Dakota Access Pipeline

Last week, a federal judge ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers to perform a new, full environmental review on the Dakota Access pipeline.


Concrete Pour Starts at Vegas Convention Center

Construction at the Las Vegas Convention Center’s $980 million expansion has started pouring 600,000 square feet of concrete flooring for the main exhibit hall.


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 ...


AASHTO Seeks Funding for COVID-19 Shortfalls

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently inked a letter to Congressional leaders seeking support for the creation of a fiscal “backstop” for t...


Superstition Surrounds ‘Dog Suicide Bridge’

There’s a 19th-century bridge in Dumbarton, Scotland, called the Overtoun Bridge, however, over the years the structure has become more popularly known as the “dog suicide bridge.”


Italian Firms Working on ICU Pods

Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have designed an intensive-care pod in a shipping container with the aim to help alleviate stress on the world’s medical infrastructure in the C...


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...


Denver Airport to Pay $183M in Settlement

Denver International Airport has announced that it has settled all claims with Great Hall Partners, the first that was originally contracted in the public-private partnership for the $1.8 bi...


Army Corps Begins Work on Temporary Hospitals

Within the past week, multiple state governors have been in talks with the Army Corps of Engineers for plans on site for temporary hospitals to combat capacity issues resulting from the COVI...


MA Bridge Rehabilitation Project Accepting Bids

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation services on the General Pierce Bridge carrying Montague City Road over the Connecticut River b...


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...


Twisting Frank Gehry Tower Nears Completion

The Luma Arles Tower, located in Arles, France, is nearly complete and features a unique Frank Gehry-designed twisting facade.


Design Blamed for England Spillway Failure

Recently, Executive Technical Director from international engineering company MWH, David Balmforth, published an 85-page independent review report regarding last year’s partial collapse at a...


NYC to Appeal High-Rise Demo Ruling

New York City is appealing a recent New York State Supreme Court decision that would force developers of a nearly complete Manhattan high-rise to demolish 20 floors of a a zoning dispute.


Grenfell Inquiry Suspended Amidst Pandemic

The Grenfell Inquiry panel has decided to suspend the hearings in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, inquiry leader Judge Martin Moore-Bick, released the announcement in a letter, no...


Settlement Reached in 2015 Plains Spill

Last week, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced a civil settlement with Plains All American Pipeline L.P. and Plains Pipeline L.P. (Plains) regarding federal pipeline ...


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...


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.


1 Accused in NOLA Hard Rock Collapse Resigns

One of two inspectors who were suspended without pay last month for allegedly falsifying inspection reports for the New Orleans’ Hard Rock Hotel has resigned.


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...


CO Journal Sues Airport Authority Over Records

In the latest of a slew of updates on Denver International Airport’s now $770 million renovation, the Denver Business Journal reported that it has filed a public-records lawsuit against DIA.


Grenfell Inquiry Looks at 2014 Refurb Regulations

The finger pointing continued at the Grenfell Inquiry this week as Studio E Architects Associate Neil Crawford claimed that the government knew of faults in its building regulations and did ...


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...


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.


University Develops Bridge Construction Technology

Last month, structural engineers at Vienna University of Technology—also known as TU Wien—premiered the success of its bridge construction technology during a two-bridge project on the Fürst...


Coatings Revealed for Boston Luxury High-Rise

Global coatings firm PPG announced last week that its coatings were used on the recently completed One Dalton Place high-rise in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.


Grenfell Inquiry Updates Look at Architect Role

In the recent development of the Grenfell Tower fire inquiry, lead architect from firm Studio E admitted that he had not read the Building Regulations covering fire safety in high-rises.


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...


Buffalo Launches Largest US EIB

At the end of February, Mayor Byron W. Brown of Buffalo, New York, announced during his 14th State of the City address that the city would be launching an Environmental Impact Bond (EIB).


$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.


$21M Fix Slated for MN Stadium Exterior

Terms have finally been reached between the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority and eight companies associated with the design, engineering and construction of Minneapolis’ U.S. Bank Stadi...


WY Passes Wind Turbine Disposal Bill

At the end of February, Wyoming House of Representatives passed House Bill 217—which aims to ban the disposal of wind turbines in Wyoming-based landfills—in a 38-21 vote.


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...


Denver Airport Official Talks Developer Debacle

The CEO for the Denver International Airport, Kim Day, has done an about-face in a recent “mea culpa” detailing all of the missteps in the massive Denver International Airport’s now $770 mil...


Final Report Released on CA Transit Center Cracks

The peer review that was tasked with investigating the girder fractures that closed San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center in 2018 is now complete, and was sent to authorities last week.


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...


ACMA Hosts Infrastructure Day

Roughly 50 composite manufacturing business owners and leaders gathered earlier this month for American Composites Manufacturers Association’s fifth annual Infrastructure Day.


AG Grants Protections in Grenfell Inquiry

The United Kingdom Attorney General Suella Braverman announced late last week that she is granting the undertaking that allows individuals to give oral evidence in the Grenfell Tower inquiry...


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...


Researchers Create Fire-Resistant Tunnel Lining

A research team from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has recently announced the development of a fire-resistant concrete tunnel lining prototype.


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.


TX Suspension Bridge Project Awarded

The City of Waco, Texas, has awarded a contract in the amount of $12,409,135.50 for the rehabilitation and coating of the Waco Suspension Bridge to Gibson & Associates of Balch Springs, Texa...


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...


2 Inspectors Suspended Amid NOLA Hard Rock Reports

According to reports, New Orleans officials have suspended two building inspectors after allegations surfaced that they falsified reports for the Hard Rock Hotel New Orleans project, just mo...


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 ...


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...


Issues at $1.1B MN Stadium Remain Open

While fixes were made years ago to U.S. Bank Stadium (Minneapolis), the issue of faulty zinc panels on the exterior of the $1.1 billion structure has not been put to bed.


Cuomo Announces $3.8B Project at JFK

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey reached an agreement on terms with Delta Air Lines for work on JFK International Air Terminal...


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 ...


Cracks Found at New NC Ballpark

Officials in Fayetteville, North Carolina, have recently been tasked with hiring an engineer to assess cracks at Segra Stadium, home of Minor League Baseball’s Fayetteville Woodpeckers (affi...


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...


RFQs Issued for Rikers Island Replacement Project

Last week, the New York City Department of Design and Construction issued a Request for Qualifications for design-build teams interested in constructing the four new jails that are slated to...


$770M CO Airport Work to Resume with New GC

Denver City Council’s Business, Arts, Workforce and Aviation Services Committee voted unanimously last week to approve a $195 million construction management and general contracting services...


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.


USDOT Announces $12.5M in Pipeline Safety

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has recently announced the availability of $12.5 million in grant opportunities regarding safet...


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...


Grenfell Official Moves Immunity Request to AG

Late last week, the chair of the Grenfell Tower inquiry, Sir Martin Moore-Bick, announced that he agreed to an application by multiple witnesses for immunity from prosecution relating to any...


Design Tweaked for WA's Rainier Square Tower

Within a few months of topping out, Seattle’s Rainier Square tower project will undergo a small redesign.


Student Proposes Eco-Friendly Hyperloop

Caroline Crouchley, an 8th grader living in Long Island, New York, has recently proposed a new, more eco-friendly take on Elon Musk’s hyperloop.


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.


China Completes Prefab Hospital in 10 Days

Crews have completed the 10-day construction of the Huoshenshan Hospital in Wuhan, China, according to reports. The People’s Liberation Army of China took over the facility on Feb. 2 and beg...


$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...


Grenfell Inquiry Begins with Blame, Immunity

The start of the second phase of the inquiry into London’s 2017 Grenfell Tower fire has opened with the blame game, according to reports.


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...


NOLA Council to Investigate Hard Rock Collapse

Last week, the New Orleans City Council unanimously voted to form a special committee that will hold hearings on the October 2019 collapse of the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel as well a...


University Fiber Captures Wastewater Hormones

Research scientists from VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland and Aalto University (Espoo, Findland) have developed a wood-based cellulose fiber yarn, intended for pharmaceutical substan...


Bids Needed for OH Ballpark Waterproofing

Hamilton County—in the area of Cincinnati, Ohio—is seeking bids for the concrete and waterproofing of the Great American Ball Park, home to Major League Baseball's Cincinnati Reds.


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...


Focus Shifts at $930M Seattle Arena Reno

The $930 million Seattle Center Arena renovation has reportedly entered its “floating phase,” according to officials who opened the site up to the media last week.


CA Hospitals File for Seismic Retrofit Extensions

Officials say that several hospitals in California have applied for extensions on mandated seismic retrofits that originally were supposed to be completed in 2008.


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.


China Building Prefab Hospital in 10 Days

The city of Wuhan, China, recently began the ambitious project of building a 1,000-bed hospital in just 10 days with the goal of treating victims of the coronavirus outbreak.


2 Injured in AL Stadium Accident

Two construction workers at the University of Alabama’s Bryant-Denny Stadium were hospitalized with serious injuries Saturday night after two structural precast concrete beams fell on a manl...


2020 OSHA Oil & Gas Issues Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts has recently been issued by the 2020 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference Advisory Board to industry professionals for presentation proposals for its 2020 Confere...


$8.5B O'Hare Project Inks Another Contract

Officials for the $8.5 billion Chicago O’Hare International Airport expansion recently announced that they have officially inked the contract with design firm Skidmore Owings & Merrill.


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...


Bids Sought for FL School Renovation

The Broward County School Board in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is seeking bids for the renovation of an elementary school. Lauderdale Manors Elementary School is home to around 500 students.


FHWA Extends Bridge Inspection Comment Period

Since proposing a 102-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding updates to the National Bridge Inspection Standards in November, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has annou...


Firms Unveil 'Bridge House' in CA

A new home was recently unveiled in Los Angeles that spans a few different types of design.


$1.8B WA Convention Center Work Underway

Construction is well underway on the $1.8 billion expansion to Seattle’s Washington State Convention Center.


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...


USDOT Announces $900M in INFRA Grants

Secretary for the United States Department of Transportation, Elaine L. Chao, recently announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity totaling more than $900 million in grants through the Infrast...


Concrete Sensors Used in London Airport Project

Contractors with United Kingdom company BAM Nuttall are utilizing what is being billed as the first commercial machine-learning program for concrete.


UK Cladding Ban Extension Proposed

England’s combustible cladding ban could soon be applied to more than high-rises as Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick recently put forth new measures with the goal to move “faster and further...


Report: MS Dam Likely to Fail

In Starkville, Mississippi, county officials recently urged residents in the area to evacuate as a precaution for the possible failure of the Oktibbeha County Lake dam.


Roof Delay on $2B Vegas Stadium Detailed

Questions were again recently raised on the timeline of Las Vegas’ $2 billion Allegiant Stadium project as details were shared with the Las Vegas Stadium Authority board about what exactly w...


JLC Infrastructure Invests in Greenskies

Last week, infrastructure fund JLC Infrastructure announced that it successfully completed a transaction with solar-power facility developer Greenskies Renewable Energy that allows prior inv...


Company to Manufacture Pipe for Atoka Pipeline

Earlier this month, California-based manufacturer Thompson Pipe Group announced that it planned to begin production for Oklahoma City’s Atoka Pipeline at its manufacturing plant in Grand Pra...


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...


USDOT Reveals Map to Inspire Investments

In the beginning of January, the United States Department of Transportation announced its release of a new interactive map, designed to highlight federal investments in major infrastructure ...


Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

Recently, Noida, India-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice Studio Symbiosis has announced its design for Aura air-purifying towers, envisioned to help Delhi, India reduce increas...


Chicago's Willis Tower Achieves LEED Platinum

The owner of Chicago’s Willis Tower high-rise recently announced that the building has become the largest building in the United States to reach LEED Platinum.


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 ...


CLEAN Future Act Framework Released

Last week, leaders from the United States House Committee on Energy and Commerce released legislative framework for the draft Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for our Nation’s (CL...


$2.3M in Subcontracts Awarded for WI Plant

Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has awarded $2.3 million in subcontracts under its High-Performance Computing Data Center Bid Package No. 1.


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.


$1.1B TX Ballpark Nears Completion

About two months out of when it’s scheduled to open, Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers have announced that the new Global Life Field is about 90% complete.


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...


NM Congress Proposes Transmission Law

Last month, New Mexico congresspeople introduced the Interregional Transmission Planning Improvement Act of 2019 (S. 3109)—a federal bill geared toward improving the Federal Energy Regulator...


Grenfell Tower Inquiry Panel Change Prompts Outcry

Grenfell United—a group of survivors and relatives of victims of London’s 2017 Grenfell Tower fire—expressed outrage shortly before the holidays when a change was made to the panel that will...


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...


Unmanned Boats Help With MI Bridge Inspections

When It comes time to conduct bridge inspections in the face of challenging scenarios like stormy weather, the Michigan Department of Transportation has adopted the use of unmanned, remote-c...


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...


Gordie Howe Gets $15M in Federal Funding

Late last month, the first portion of U.S. federal funding to go toward the construction of the Gordie Howe Bridge was included in the $1.4 trillion spending bill signed by President Donald ...


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...


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...


Future of Notre Dame Still Unknown

According to reports late last month, the rector of Notre Dame Cathedral has said that the landmark is so fragile, that there’s a 50% chance that it might not be saved.


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...


CA Seeking Bids for Medical Building Remodel

Kings County, in Hanford, California, is seeking bids for the Kings View Building remodel project. This building is part of the Kings View Behavioral Health System, and has been in the servi...


Foxconn's WI Tax Breaks Come Under Fire

According to a letter released by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ administration earlier this month, Foxconn’s alleged $10 billion plant may not qualify for the agreed upon $3 billion incentive p...


Sika Acquires Mortar, Envelope Solutions Company

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Adeplast SA, a manufacturer of mortars and thermal building envelope solutions in Romania.


Institute Seeks Net-Zero Entries for Database

The New Buildings Institute recently announced a call for project submissions for its Getting to Zero Buildings Database from designers, builders, developers and owners of zero energy and lo...


Research: Smart Patch Can Help Reduce Rust

Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) announced earlier this month that researchers from its Department of Engineering’s ICELab have begun developing a new, intelligent and self-powered sensor...


TX Bridge Bent Repairs Out for Bid

The City of San Antonio is seeking contractors to perform bent repairs on the Ring Road Bridge located in San Antonio, Texas.


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...


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FL Seeking Bids for Parking Garage Rehab

The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority in Tampa, Florida, is seeking bids for its short-term parking garage rehabilitation project.


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...


Facade Manufacturer Acquires Solution Provider

Commercial facade systems manufacturer YKK AP America Inc. announced earlier this week that it has acquired high-performance facades solutions provider Erie Architectural Products Group.


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.


Engineers Use Hemp to Repair KY Bridges

Recently, students from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky were reported to use hemp as an experimental construction material for bridge repair.


NYC Proposes Bird-Friendly High-Rise Ordinance

In an effort to cut down on the number of birds who die flying into the city’s buildings each year, New York City lawmakers are suggesting legislation requiring “bird-Friendly” glass on the ...


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...


NOLA Hard Rock Won’t Get Implosion

After meeting with New Orleans officials, Hard Rock Hotel developer 1031 Canal Development LLC, announced a new conventional demolition plan for the partially collapsed structure.


UConn Updates CT Leaders on Concrete Research

Earlier this month, a team of scientists from the University of Connecticut met with local leaders to discuss research collected over the past year regarding the state’s crumbling concrete c...


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...


University Fabricates Bridge Using Robots

A robot-fabricated hybrid pedestrian bridge was recently created at Shanghai-based Tongji University's College of Architecture and Urban Planning.


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...


More Charges Filed in Mariner East Case

On Tuesday (Dec. 3), the Chester County District Attorney’s Office, in Pennsylvania, announced additional charges in the ongoing case surrounding the Mariner East pipeline. The new charges l...


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...


Proposals Requested for MO Pedestrian Bridge

The Kansas City Port Authority is seeking contractors to provide proposals for painting services on the pedestrian bridge located on 100 Main Street, in Kansas City, Missouri.


FL Interstate Project Safety Assessed

In late September, an accident on the I-4 Ultimate project, in Orlando, Florida, involving a cement girder, resulted in a worker fatality. More recently, a report was released, indicating th...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


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...


Washington Monument Opens New Visitor Center

After concluding a three-year-long renovation, the Washington Monument has opened back up to the public and includes a new 1,000-square-foot Visitor Screening facility.


'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...


London Development Features 'Living Wall'

Architecture and interior design firm Sheppard Robson (London) released renderings last month of what will become the mixed-use Citicape House.


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...


Museum Acquires Frank Lloyd Wright House

The Currier Museum of Art announced earlier this month that it has acquired a second Usonian-style Frank Lloyd Wright house to its permanent collection.


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...


FL Utility to Launch $9M Hydrogen System

The Orlando Utility Commission announced early last month that it plans to add 149 megawatts' worth of solar projects, in addition to its development of a new hydrogen storage system as a me...


$2B Vegas Stadium on Time Despite Roof Delay

Work on Las Vegas’ $2 billion Allegiant Stadium is reportedly 75% complete and running on time and on budget—despite a delay in installing the project’s massive roof.


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NOLA Superdome Reno Renderings Released

Officials have released the first renderings of the $450 million makeover of New Orleans' Mercedes-Benz Superdome following the stadium Commission’s approval of the first phase of constructi...


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...


Researchers Examine Oil Well Cement Sealers

In order to get a better understanding of how chemicals, known as retarders, function in slowing the hardening of cement in borehole linings, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher...


Report: Keystone Spill Worse Than Thought

A state regulator has recently reassessed the amount of land believed to have been affected by a crude oil spill from the Keystone pipeline in eastern North Dakota, which occurred on Oct. 29...


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...


TX Bridge Rehabilitation Out for Bid

The City of Waco, Texas, is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the structural foundations, anchorages and concrete deck of the Waco Suspension Bridge over the Brazos River in W...


2 Dead After Bridge Collapse In France

On Monday (Nov. 18), a 155-meter-long (510-foot-long) bridge collapsed in southwest France, resulting in two fatalities and five others being injured. Though a criminal investigation has bee...


$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.


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AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Mapaero

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced early last week in a media press release that it has wrapped up the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


Company Secures Corrosion Management Funds

CorrosionRADAR, a company that specializes in corrosion management, recently announced the acquisition of 1 million pounds (roughly $1.29 million) in funding to further develop its corrosion...


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...


Sherwin-Williams Names 2019 Impact Awardees

Last week, Sherwin-Williams announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2019 Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wastewater projects featuring coating and li...


ASTM Announces Iron Pipe Corrosion Standard

Earlier this month, ASTM International announced the publication of a new standard that would help protect iron water pipes against corrosion. ASTM’s corrosion of metals committee worked on ...


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...


Hong Kong Boasts Skyscraper Church

Worship in Hong Kong has reached new heights after a firm designed a space for the Wesleyan House Methodist International Church that consisted of a 21-story high-rise.


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...


Bridge Inspection Revisions Released

On Tuesday (Nov. 12), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and U.S. Department of Transportation released a 102-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) regarding updates to the Nation...


Navy Laboratory Develops Healthier Topcoat

Earlier this year, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering developed what is being billed as a more user-friendly topcoat. The material was applied ...


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.


Free Webinar: FEVE Bridge Coatings

An upcoming webinar, to be hosted on PaintSquare on Nov. 20, will investigate both the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for new bridges and recoating work of existing ...


Zaha Hadid Firm Reveals Rail Terminal, Bridge

After winning first place in a design competition launched by Rail Baltic Estonia, Zaha Hadid Architects (United Kingdom) has revealed renderings of the new terminal intended for the Rail Ba...


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 ...


Full Demo for NOLA Hard Rock Planned

Although the bodies of two deceased workers remain in the rubble of the partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, Mayor LaToya Cantrell reported that the city is preparing for a full ...


New $14M AL Bridge Visibly Sags

A $14 million bridge in Escambia County, Alabama, near Brewton, a project that is meant to replace the bridge next to it, is sagging, according to reports. There is also cracking present.


Goldwind Announces World-First Laser Control System

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has recently received Component Certification for its Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) Assisted Control technology by global quality assurance a...


China Province Closes Glass Bridges, Projects

A province in China has closed all of its glass bridges, mountain viewing platforms and walkways due to hazards and structural concerns, according to reports. The structures were part of a n...


Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Clears Major Obstacle

A key permit has been granted for the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project, according to reports. The endeavor would carry natural gas from Russia to Germany, though the Ukraine has continued to e...


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...


NY Bridge Painting, Repair Work Out for Bid

The New York State Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to bid on painting and repairs of the Robert Moses Causeway Bridge over the Fire Island Inlet in Albany, New York.


Historic Japanese Castle Destroyed in Fire

Last Thursday (Oct. 31), a fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. at the Shuri Castle in Naha, Japan, resulting in the loss of several buildings on the World Heritage site.


Art to Mimic CA High-Rise Tilt Through Sound

A new sound art installation at the San Francisco Art Institute will soon be gracing the ears of San Francisco residents and will continue to be on display until the city’s plagued Millenniu...


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.


Harbor Maintenance Legislation Progresses

Late last month, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 296 to 109 in favor of the Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act, H.R. 2440, a measure that would see the appropr...


Keystone Pipeline Leak Reported in ND

Last week, over 380,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone Pipeline, a total amounting to 9,120 barrels of crude oil, according to reports. The incident was detected last Tuesday (Oct. ...


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...


NREL Selected for Offshore Turbine Research

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy awarded the National Renewable Energy Laboratory $5.7 million in funding for floating offshore wind turbine research,...


First-Phase Grenfell Tower Fire Inquiry Report Released

The long-awaited report from the first phase of London’s Grenfell Tower Fire inquiry was released last week, criticizing not only the response to the fire but the tower’s 2016 renovation.


$980M Vegas Convention Center Project Hits Halfway

Late last month, officials with the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority announced that construction on the convention center’s $980.3 million expansion has reached the halfway mark.


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...


Tnemec Releases Tank of the Year Pick

In a somewhat unique turn of events, Tnemec Company Inc. announced via emailed press release earlier this week that this year’s winner of the company’s water tank contest—a municipal water t...


SMART Act Proposed for Water Infrastructure

Earlier this month, United States House Rep. Harley Rouda, D-California, and Rep. Brian Babin, R-Texas, introduced H.R. 4687, the Sustainable Municipal Access to Resilient Technology in Infr...


Climate Change Could Quicken Bridge Deterioration

According to research led by Hussam Mahmoud, an engineer and Colorado State University associate professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, climate change could acce...


Residential Tower Features Swimming Pool Balconies

Paris-based architecture firm Hamonic + Masson and Associés have released renderings of a residential tower slated to be built in the southern coastal city of Limassol, Cyprus—an Eastern Med...


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 ...


Roof Raising Begins at $2B Vegas Stadium

Crews are now in the process of lifting the multi-ton net of steel cables that will support the roof of Las Vegas’ $2 billion stadium, set to be the home of the National Football League’s Ra...


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


DOE Announces $28M Award for Wind Energy

Last Tuesday (Oct. 22), the Department of Energy announced that in order to advance wind energy in the U.S., 13 projects had been selected to receive $28 million. Project topics focus on tec...


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.


Puerto Rico Unveils $20B Grid Overhaul

Earlier this month, Puerto Rico revealed plans for a massive overhaul of its power grid, a $20 billion, 10-year endeavor that will bury power lines, up the use of natural gas and establish a...


Renderings Released for $966M FL Soccer Project

New renderings were released earlier this month for future home of Inter Miami CF, the forthcoming Major League Soccer team owned in part by David Beckham.


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...


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

Earlier this week, the American Concrete Institute announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with Saudi Arabia-based King Abdulaziz Center for World Cultu...


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...


Denmark Power Plant Features Ski Slope

Earlier this month, architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group announced the opening of CopenHill, a power plant in Copenhagen that features an artificial ski slope that is open year-round. The p...


Lab Investigates Sensors for Pipeline Corrosion

In order to help address the ongoing fight against pipeline corrosion, the National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced that it was assessing current and emerging technologies, w...


Work to Begin on Melted Notre Dame Scaffolding

Officials have now said that the 50,000 metal tubes that make up the scaffolding around the Notre-Dame Cathedral will begin to be dismantled in the coming weeks.


Work on Mountain Valley Pipeline Ceases

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project has lost three important sets of permits, bringing construction to a halt. The permits were suspended in connection with the project’s impact on the envi...


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...


DOT Announces New Focus on Rural Infrastructure

Earlier this month, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced the launch of a new initiative geared toward supporting infrastructure in rural parts of the U.S.


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.


Researchers Test da Vinci Bridge Design

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are finding that the talents of Leonardo da Vinci, one of the great artists and inventors of the Renaissance, extended to the science...


Report: PA Refinery Fire Caused by Corroded Pipe

A degraded piece of metal pipe has been named the culprit behind the fire at a Philadelphia crude oil refinery that occurred back in June, an incident that was the result of several explosio...


EPA Proposes Lead and Copper Rule Amendment

Earlier this month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed a rule amendment that would be the first significant overhaul of the Lead and Copper Rule since 1991, a proposal that bo...


Foxconn WI Contracts Now Total $250M

Earlier this month, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Foxconn Technology Group has awarded another $83 million in contracts for its $10 billion, 20 million-square-foot manufacturi...


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...


Research: Bridge Sensors Read for Storm Damage

In order to assess the impacts of storm surges on bridges, a team based out of the University of Florida, with help from a grant from the National Science Foundation, are developing a networ...


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...


Highways Key to Developing Hyperloop

According to officials from electro-magnetic transportation company Virgin Hyperloop One, highway rights-of-way could be the key to establishing the developing transportation system across v...


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,...


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.


Walt Whitman Bridge Repairs Out for Bid

The Delaware River Port Authority is seeking contractors to perform painting and steel repairs on the Walt Whitman Bridge in Camden, New Jersey.


NYC to Conduct ‘Deep Energy Retrofits’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to conduct deep energy retrofits in nine city facilities, in addition to plans for identifying another 28 facilities for future re...


House Bill to Assist Local Bridge Repairs

Two members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a program last Tuesday (Oct. 1), that aims to reestablish federal funding for repairs and replacements needed for local structural...


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...


Tank of the Year Voting Opens

Voting has opened for Tnemec Company Inc.’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


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...


Twisting Bridge Serves as Art Gallery

Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has recently completed a twisting bridge that doubles as a museum within the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway.


San Diego Seeking Bids for Transit Project

The San Diego Metropolitan Transit System is seeking bids for its Fashion Valley Elevator Replacement project in San Diego, California.


Bridge Collapses in Taiwan Killing 6

On Tuesday (Oct. 1), the Nanfangao Bridge collapsed in northeastern Taiwan, resulting in the death of six people and the injury of 10 other individuals.


PPG Announces Contract Extension with NHL

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced earlier this week a three-year extension of its partnership with the National Hockey League in the United States and Canada.


San Jose Sets Strict Large-City Emission Codes

In a unanimous vote by San Jose City Council last month, the city has agreed to adopt new building sustainability standards, also known as “reach codes.”


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 ...


IIBEC, NRCC to Co-Host Conference, Issue Call

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants and the National Research Council of Canada have announced that they will be cohosting the 2020 International Conference on Buil...


EPA Announces Stormwater Management Competition

To get college and university students involved with the development of green infrastructure for stormwater management, the Environmental Protection Agency recently announced via emailed pre...


DOT Announces Pipeline Safety Rules

Early last week, the U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announced three new pipeline safety rules intended to bolster the safety of more than 500,000 miles of both onshore gas t...


Spillway Design Tested by CSU Engineers

Last week, civil engineers at Colorado State University were reported to be testing an experimental spillway intended for Gross Dam located in southwest Boulder County, Colorado.


Contractors Needed for TX Library Reno

Bexar County is seeking contractors for the Bibliotech East renovation upgrades project, located in San Antonio, Texas.


EPA Threatens CA Highway Funding

In response to the state of California’s reported negligence in submitting pollution-control plans, the Environmental Protection Agency recently threatened to cut transportation funding for ...


Travel Company to Launch North Pole Igloos

A Finnish luxury travel company is taking igloos to the next level with a new experience for travelers at the North Pole.


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...


CA $15B School Bond Highlights PLAs

Introduced by Assemblyman Patrick O’Donnell, D-Long Beach and Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda in December 2018, California Assembly Bill 48 is slated to go before voters in March 2020.


Officials Connected to Fukushima Acquitted

Over eight years since the Fukushima nuclear meltdown, three former operating firm executives have been found not guilty of negligence in light of the incident. Japan is also slated to dump ...


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...


North America’s Tallest Wood Building Gets Taller

For what is slated to become the tallest wood building in North America, the city of Milwaukee Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee have unanimously approv...


Gehry-Designed PA Art Museum Entrance Revealed

Just two years after the groundbreaking of Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Core Project, doors of the new Frank Gehry-designed entrance have finally been opened.


Border Wall Construction Progresses

Earlier this month, Jonathan Hoffman, assistant to the secretary of defense for public affairs, reported that roughly a mile of border wall is being built every day. Otherwise, 22 archaeolog...


Firms Collaborate on 3D-Printed Bridge Design

Materials company DSM, engineering firm Royal HaskoningDHV and 3D printer manufacturer CEAD recently collaborated to produce a design for a 3D-printed pedestrian bridge made of a composite m...


UMA Proposes Plastic Bottle Facade

Swedish architecture practice Ulf Mejergren Architects recently participated in an abstract project titled “New Wave,” where the company used recycled plastic bottles to create a facade on t...


Domino's 'Paving for Pizza' Initiative Successful

Domino’s, the pizza company which had previously established itself as a hero of U.S. infrastructure with its “Paving for Pizza” initiative, recently announced that the movement would be mov...


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...


Wright-Designed Home Suffers Fire Damage

Reported last month, a Cincinnati-based, Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home caught fire, resulting in roughly $100,000 in damages—a sixth of the home's total value.


Huntsman Opens New Dubai Polyurethanes Plant

Last week, global chemical company Huntsman Corporation announced the opening of its new polyurethanes systems house located in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone in Dubai.


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...


San Francisco Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that will transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewabl...


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...


Research: Smartphones Used to Track Bridge Health

A Southern Methodist University researcher, working in collaboration with local Texas high school students, has continued to make progress in using smartphones as a way to monitor bridge hea...


New Sinkhole Found Near PA Pipeline

A new sinkhole was recently found along the Mariner East 2 pipeline in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, late last week, according to reports. This marks the second sinkhole in the Middletown a...


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...


Multiple VT Bridges Reported as ‘Non-Compliant’

After a whistleblower alleged that four Vermont bridges were built with “non-conforming construction” practices, the Vermont Agency of Transportation announced a full investigation into the ...


$1.9B Vegas Stadium Gets Quake Measures

A recent tour of Las Vegas’ $1.9 billion Allegiant Stadium construction site revealed the tactics being put in place to protect the structure from earthquakes.


Exposed CA Gas Pipeline Raises Concerns

Concerns have been raised over an exposed length of natural gas pipeline located in Briones Regional Park, in Contra Costa County, California. Asset owner PG&E, also known as Pacific Gas and...


$1.3B NY Arena Gets Construction Approval

Reported last month, members of New York’s Empire State Development Board announced a unanimous vote approving the construction of a $1.3 billion arena and entertainment complex in Belmont P...


India Project Tunnel Borer Damaged

Since the tail-end of August, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation personnel have been working on the East-West Metro in Bowbazar, India, where a tunnel-boring machine reportedly struck an aquifer...


NYC Schools See Paint Inspections, Remediation

Early last month over 1,800 children’s classrooms in New York City were reported to have been contaminated with hazardous, deteriorated lead paint.


Henry Hudson Bridge Overcoating Out for Bid

The Triborough Bridge and Tunnel Authority is now inviting sealed bids for overcoating of the Henry Hudson Bridge in New York City.


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.


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...


Group Sues to Preserve Historic ME Bridge

Working to preserve a historic bridge located in Mane, preservation groups recently filed a lawsuit against Elaine Chao, Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and Bruce Van Not...


UK Residents Evacuated Over Material Concerns

Residents living in a Hoxton, London-based housing block have recently been instructed to evacuate their homes within 12 months due to an installation issue.


Off-Earth Nuclear Reactor Could Be Tested by 2022

A new type of nuclear reactor, intended for use in powering manned outposts on the moon and Mars, could be ready for in-space testing by 2022, project team members reported. No such testing ...


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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.


Nominations Open for Tank of the Year Contest

Nominations have officially opened for Tnemec’s Tank of the Year contest, a yearly competition that features innovative uses of the company’s coatings on water tank projects.


$1.6B in Contracts Awarded for Seattle Rail

Last month, the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) Board of Directors announced that they had awarded two contracts totaling more than $1.6 billion for the Lynnwo...


Panel Approves $100M Millennium Tower Fix

A panel of independent experts has recently approved a $100 million fix for the sinking and tilting 58-story Millennium Tower in San Francisco.


Bridge Removal Continues with Guillotine-Like Blades

Crews continue to dismantle the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge, located in the Oregon Inlet of North Carolina. The project is expected to reach completion by early 2020.


Finland-Estonia Undersea Rail Faces Issues

A proposed 15-billion-euro ($16.8 billion) undersea rail tunnel, connecting the capitals of Finland and Estonia, recently hit its first stumbling block: more details related to funding are n...


$1.1B TX Ballpark Reportedly 75% Complete

Major League Baseball’s Texas Rangers announced last month that construction on the new Globe Life Field is almost 75% complete, with the 5.5-acre retractable roof nearly halfway complete.


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.


OSHA: Nuclear Whistleblower to be Rehired

On Monday (Aug. 26), the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ordered the Tennessee Valley Authority to reinstate employment for a former worker who had been put on paid admini...


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.


NJ Bridge Rehabilitation Work Awarded

The New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $2,971,705.67 contract to perform deck replacement on Bridge CR 607 over Route 295 in Gloucester County, New Jersey, to South State,...


Researchers Develop Press Brake-Formed Bridge

For the first time in West Virginia, development of a press-brake-formed steel tub girder bridge proved to be successful.


Report: Russia Nuclear Reactor Explosion Likely

A few weeks after the explosion at a Russian weapons testing site resulted in a temporary spike of radioactive materials in the atmosphere, new details on the incident point to the likelihoo...


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.


Solar Used in Part of England Rail Project

Solar is further being adapted for use in the powering of railway lines: Roughly 100 solar panels have been installed near a train station in Aldershot, in southeast England, a venture that ...


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 ...


NE Court Approves Keystone XL Pipeline

In a move that clears another hurdle for the Keystone XL pipeline, the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled its approval of an alternate route for the pipeline that was proposed by TC Energy, once k...


CA to Build World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently entered its final design stage for an $8.7 million animal overpass, slated to cross the Los Angeles 101 Freeway.


Structural Steel Work to Start at $10B WI Project

Walls are going up at Foxconn’s $10 billion campus project in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, according to local reports.


Agency Announces $244M in Funding for Rail

Earlier this month, the Federal Railroad Administration announced the availability of $244 million in funding for railroad infrastructure projects.


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...


PPG Finishes Acquisition of Specialty Materials Firm

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that it had completed the acquisition of specialty chemicals firm Dexmet (Wallingford, Connecticut), which focuses on products...


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...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Quebec Tech HQ

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 18) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving r...


Floating Nuclear Plant Draws Concern

Set to begin its 4,000-mile ocean trek to the Russian town of Pevek, floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was recently placed under further scrutiny in light of the country's safe...


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...


Report: Solar Road Test Performs Poorly

A stretch of solar road, originally launched in Normandy, France, in 2016 with promises of being able to power several thousand homes, has failed to live up to expectations, according to rep...


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.


Report: MA Offshore Wind Project Delayed

With work on one of the United States’ first significant offshore wind farms set to commence, the Department of the Interior has extended the environmental study of the project, casting the ...


Salt-Powered Battery to Energize Wastewater Plants

Private research institution Stanford University recently announced the development of a new technology, intended to make coastal wastewater treatment plants both energy-independent and carb...


Skyscraper Now Officially Seattle's Second Tallest

After two years of construction, the Rainier Square Tower has officially become Seattle’s second tallest skyscraper in the city. The $370 million tower is slated to top out later this month,...


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...


Special Coatings Used for Library Aluminum

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced in an emailed press release that its coatings were among those used on the Calgary Central Library in Calgary, Canada.


PPG to Invest $15M in Singapore Aerospace Center

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced late last week that the company would be investing $15 million in its application support center in Seletar Aerospace Park, located near the ...


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 ...


'72-Hour Bridge' to Debut Next Year

Brewer, Maine-based engineering firm Advanced Infrastructure Technologies recently announced the growing development of a fiber-based composite bridge support.


$1.4B Chase Center Completed on Schedule

Earlier this month, joint venture Mortenson and Clark Construction Group announced the substantial competition of the $1.4 billion San Francisco Chase Center in a press release.


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...


More Scaffolding is Erected for NYC Tower Demo

Demolition on the world’s largest building to be deliberately destroyed is marching along as scaffolding has begun to go up around JPMorgan Chase’s 270 Park Avenue high rise in New York City...


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...


Virginia Tech Announces $1B ‘Innovation Campus’

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—more commonly known as Virginia Tech—has recently announced its partnership with data-driven real estate investment firm Lionstone Investm...


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...


Railcar Co. Announces Blast, Paint Facility

Appalachian Railcar Services (Eleanor, West Virginia), a provider of railcar repair, storage, switching and related services, recently announced it has completed an expansion of its Elk Mill...


Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in KY

Last Thursday, Line 15 of the Texas Eastern pipeline—owned by Canadian multinational energy transportation company Enbridge—exploded around 1:20 a.m. in Lincoln County, Kentucky, killing one...


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...


England Dam at Risk of Collapse

Heavy rain recently damaged the auxiliary spillways of a Derbyshire, England, dam, prompting an evacuation of the nearby town. Now, a helicopter has flown in bags of aggregate to keep the re...


Design for Temporary Notre Dame Structure Revealed

Architecture and design firm Gensler recently unveiled its rendition of a temporary place of worship to be constructed in front of the Notre Dame Cathedral.


PA Bridge Replacement Project Nears Completion

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is nearing completion of its Rapid Bridge Replacement project with commencing work on the last bridge in the program. The state department is wo...


MI Nuclear Plant to Be Inspected

An area of degraded paint was recently found in a power plant in southeastern Michigan, prompting an investigation by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. The plant is reportedly operatin...


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...


NY County Seeks Contractors for Bridge Painting

Cattaraugus County is seeking contractors to bid on their 2019 bridge painting program, which includes coating four existing bridge structures throughout Cattaraugus County, New York.


Scotland's Largest Offshore Wind Farm Opens

Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm, located around 13 kilometers (roughly 8 miles) off the coast of Wick and able to power 450,000 homes, was officially opened earlier this week.


Report: Improper Coating Likely Used on Pipeline

Improper coatings were likely used on the Keystone Pipeline, according to a recent federal inspection. This includes failure to provide suitable coatings at a number of places along the leng...


Dodgers Talk Plans for $100M Stadium Reno

Major League Baseball’s Los Angeles Dodgers announced last week plans for a $100 million renovation project to modernize Dodger Stadium.


PPG to Acquire Specialty Materials Firm

Coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced early last week that it would be acquiring specialty materials firm Dexmet Corporation (Wallingford, Connecticut), which focuses on product f...


Corrosion Detection Used on PA Bridge

Announced last week, an historic Pennsylvania bridge will be the first in the United States to use an electrically isolated tendon system, which helps to detect corrosion on post-tension ten...


Pipeline Academy to Kick Off in LA

The SOWELA Technical Community College has recently received a $1 million donation from TC Energy for the development of a pipeline academy.


Hamburger Water Tower Project Progresses

The Hamburg, New York, water tower repainting project is on a roll: The Hamburger Water Tower Committee was recently granted tax-exempt status by the IRS. According to a local news station, ...


Vegas Stadium Budget Bumps to $1.9B

The budget for the new Las Vegas stadium—future home of the National Football League’s Raiders—has just gone up by about $40 million, bringing the price tag to $1.9 billion.


Fires Occur at WI Substations; None Injured

Last Friday (July 19), around 7:30 a.m., fires broke out at the American Transmission Company/Madison Gas & Electric Blount Street Substation and the East Campus Substation, in Madison, Wisc...


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.


Research: Nanoscale Corrosion Shortens Pipe Life

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratories and Aramco Research Center recently discovered that a form of nanoscale corro...


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.


Historic ND Bridge Collapses; No Injuries

A historic bridge near Northwood, North Dakota, collapsed Monday (July 22) under the weight of a tractor-trailer that exceeded the weight limit. No injuries were reported, but it will cost b...


Graphene to Protect Chinese Military Infrastructure

Researchers in China are working on the development of a new protective coating intended for military weapons and infrastructure that’s been installed on artificial islands in the South Chin...


Italy's Morandi Bridge Towers Demolished

Late last month, the towers of Genoa, Italy’s Morandi Bridge were demolished, marking nearly a year since the bridge collapse occurred. Thousands were evacuated prior to demolition.


AkzoNobel Looks to Acquire Aerospace Coatings Co.

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last Thursday in a media press release that it intends on acquiring French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


New Designs Revealed for OH Soccer Stadium

Officials recently revealed new renderings of FC Cincinnati’s future home—West End Stadium. The new look shows an update to the $250 million project’s exterior and roof.


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...


$238.30M Brooklyn Bridge Contract Awarded

The City of New York recently awarded a contract in the amount of $238.3M to Navillus/MLJ, a joint venture, for the rehabilitation of approach arches and towers on the Brooklyn Bridge in New...


Historic San Francisco Mural to be Overcoated

In a unanimous vote, the San Francisco School Board has decided to remove the “Life of Washington” mural depicted at George Washington High School.


Another Contract Inked for O'Hare Project

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


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...


Hybrid Material Strengthens Floating Wind Farms

In a bid to better the technology that enables offshore wind farms, the FLOTANT project is delving into a plastic-concrete hybrid system that can help improve offshore wind turbine buoyancy.


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...


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.


Corrosion Protection Selected for Saudi Arabia Refinery

Global coatings company Sherwin-Williams was recently selected to protect oil and gas bulk valves at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tantura refinery.


Hawaii DOT To Use Sustainable Concrete

The Hawaii Department of Transportation has announced the state’s approval for the use of carbon-injected concrete in all its flat work-based construction projects, such as roads and sidewal...


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...


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 $...


Wright Buildings Added to World Heritage List

Earlier this week, several works from famed architect Frank Lloyd Wright were recognized and added to the UNESCO World Heritage list.


Australia Aircraft Corrosion Prompts Investigation

Corrosion on the prop shaft of an aircraft belonging to Australia-based Regional Express (REX) has raised concerns, but the company maintains that the brown detritus is “muck” that could be ...


Protective Seawalls Could Cost Coasts $416B

In a recent report by the Center for Climate Integrity—a project of the Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development—in partnership with engineering firm Resilient Analytics, various...


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...


IN Bridge Work Completed $900k Under Budget

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