Skanska USA is placing concrete for the office space and parking garage of the 35-story Capitol Tower in Houston. It's placing one floor per week and has completed five office floors and 10 garage floors.
The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority has committed nearly $1.2 billion to building an 11.5-mile extension to the Gold Line light-rail service. Though millions more are still needed, utility relocation work could start in October.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation's highways are 61% asphalt, 16% concrete and 23% a combination. The agency decides on an individual project basis what material to use, looking at traffic patterns, cost and the material's life span to make the decision.
A marine construction company placed 1,500 tons of concrete castings in the water off Point Pleasant, N.J., to build an artificial reef for recreational anglers. The reef is part of a settlement between sport and commercial fishermen.
The combined sewer system in St. John's, Ontario, was constructed out of inlaid stone and mortar in the 1800s, and the city wants to upgrade the infrastructure with cured-in-place-pipe. Work will begin in 2018 with a goal of five separate projects.
Bob Luckett, a Vietnam vet, worked as a mason before founding and selling a construction company, and he has started Veteran's Next Mission to help veterans gain employment in the construction industry. Trainees get experience on a construction site, where Luckett believes their hardiness and grit will shine through.
Officials in Maryland have asked an appeals court to make an "emergency" ruling to allow construction of the Purple Line light rail to start after a lower court ruled in favor of the project's opponents. Construction was scheduled to start last year, but work can't begin until an environmental study is approved by the courts.
The July 11 webinar, "Enhancements in Building Design and Construction: Prerequisites for Resilient Communities," explores how community resiliency remains at the forefront of national, state, and local policies and programs and continues to be a consideration for owners of infrastructure and facilities with large service or production volumes. The path to resiliency requires an understanding of the intent, criteria, adoption, and enforcement of building codes and standards. Register now.
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