Houston and Texas Central Partners have reached an agreement on the construction of a bullet train between Houston and Dallas, a project that is expected to create 10,000 construction jobs. The agreement is not legally binding but shows that both sides are committed to the privately funded $15 billion project.
A ceremony was held to signal the start of construction on a $1.6 billion public-private partnership to convert the Farley Post Office next to Penn Station in New York City into a train hall for Amtrak and the Long Island Rail Road. Work includes building retail, office and restaurant space.
Boeing has been overhauling its fabrication facility in Helena, Mont., to manufacture titanium parts for the 777X. The company recently laid almost 5,000 cubic yards of concrete as part of an expansion that required 30,000 labor hours completed by local workers.
The Chicago area's Moser Tower, which houses the Millennium Carillon, has ground-floor drainage issues and other problems, and officials are concerned about the structural integrity of the 160-foot building. A recent report found that the concrete is crumbling and steel is corroding, and building experts recently toured the facility to offer repair suggestions.
A concrete building shaped like a guitar pick created construction challenges for Consigli Construction. The company had to use several innovative techniques for the project in Portland, Maine, including self-consolidating concrete, post-tensioning steel reinforcements and a system to displace 77,000 pounds of weight from the concrete roof.
The Summary architecture firm, which designed the Gomos System for prefabricated residential housing, has used it to build a multiunit facility in Portugal. Its concrete modular segments can be put together into various sizes and configurations.
Louisiana plans $50 billion in flood control projects, but a report by Rand Corp. says that effort could increase the flooding risk in Mississippi. "The water's got to go somewhere," said Brian Adam, Hancock County, Miss., emergency management director.
Surveys suggest that while millennials value empathy, they are struggling to be empathetic themselves, writes LaRae Quy. Practice by reminding yourself to respect other people's perspectives, and make sure you're actually listening, not focused on a smartphone or other distraction.
President Donald Trump disbanded two business advisory councils this week after members began resigning over his comments about the violence in Charlottesville, Va., last weekend. As a result, the president has abandoned plans to form the Advisory Council on Infrastructure to advise him on his planned $1 trillion infrastructure investment.
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