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1. Construction team releases fly-through video of St. Louis stadium

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

The group pushing for a new National Football League stadium in St. Louis has released an animated fly-through video that showcases the proposed design. HKCL, the construction managers, now includes Hunt Construction Group, Clayco, Kennedy Associates and two Minority Business Enterprise firms: Kwame Building Group and Legacy Building Group. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (04/23) American City Business Journals (04/23)

2. Photos: Work continues at VA hospital despite controversy

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

Kiewit-Turner has about 650 construction workers at a $1.73 billion veterans hospital being built in Aurora, Colo. It's about half the number that were employed at the site before work was halted over a dispute. Utilities have been installed and concrete floors placed, but the facility "looks like a skeleton in need of flesh," writes David Olinger. Denver Post, The (04/19)

3. Renderings: NYC tower could be world's tallest residential building

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Developer Extell and architect Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill are finalizing plans for the Nordstrom Tower at 217 West Street in New York City. When completed, the tower could become the world's tallest residential building with a pinnacle height of 1,775 feet. The mixed-use project would also house a Nordstrom department store, offices and a hotel. Initial work is being done at the site, and the tower should be completed in 2018. New York YIMBY (04/20)

4. Council approves NFL stadium near Los Angeles

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

The city council in Carson, Calif., has approved construction of a $1.7 billion football stadium that could be shared by the National Football League's San Diego Chargers and Oakland Raiders. The 168-acre site is near a second stadium proposal in Inglewood that has also been approved. (04/22)

5. Video: 500-plus years of construction in NYC

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

If you visit One World Trade Center in New York City and take a sky pod to the observation deck, you'll see more than 500 years of the city's construction history in an animated timeline shown during the short ride to the 102nd floor. (04/21) New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (04/19)

6. Multibillion-dollar ethane cracker could be built in Ohio

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

PTT Global Chemical, a Thailand-based petrochemical company, and Japan-based Marubeni Corp. could build an ethane cracker in Ohio's Belmont County. The project would cost billions of dollars to build and would create thousands of construction jobs. The companies will take the next 12 to 16 months to make their decision while also working to develop engineering plans and apply for permits. Plain Dealer (Cleveland), The (04/22) American City Business Journals (04/22)

7. Renderings: Chicago skyscraper would be 1,200 feet tall

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015

Chicago-based Magellan Development and the China-based Dalian Wanda Group want to build a nearly $1 billion skyscraper in Chicago. The group recently released designs for the 1,200-foot-tall tower that would have 405 condominiums and a hotel. Studio Gang is the lead designer. Curbed (04/14)

8. Cross-laminated timber construction is used for first time in U.S.

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

Lend Lease is building the U.S.' first hotel with cross-laminated timber construction at the Redstone Arsenal in Alabama. The process was developed in Europe in the 1990s but has just started to get a foothold in the U.S. The flexible building system stacks dried timber together at right angles and adds glue over the entire surface. Redstone Rocket (Redstone Arsenal, Ala.), The (04/22)

9. 5 teams qualify to bid on Calif.'s high-speed rail

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Five teams will be able to bid on a 22-mile segment of California's $68 billion high-speed rail project after their qualifications were approved by the California High-Speed Rail Authority. This portion of the project could cost up to $500 million. Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons, Dragados/Flatiron, California Rail Builders, Central Valley Connection Builders and Salini Impregilo/Security Paving Joint Venture were all approved. Tutor Perini/Zachry/Parsons and Dragados/Flatiron have previously won contracts for other parts of the project. Visalia Times-Delta (Calif.) (tiered subscription model) (04/20)

10. Construction, design team are picked for St. Louis stadium

AGC SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

St. Louis wants to build a $1 billion National Football League stadium on the banks of the Mississippi River, hoping to stop its NFL team from moving to Los Angeles. The St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority has selected HCKL Stadium Partners to design and build the project. The consortium includes Clayco, Hunt Construction Group, Legacy Building Group and Kennedy Associates. Pre-construction planning is expected to start soon. St. Louis Post-Dispatch (04/20) American City Business Journals (04/20)

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