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1. Construction worker killed after bridge set for demolition collapses

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

A construction worker was killed and Interstate 75 in Cincinnati was shut down after an old bridge that crossed the interstate collapsed. Crews were preparing to demolish the bridge when a "catastrophic pancake collapse" occurred. A truck driver was also injured in the event. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Cincinnati Enquirer (tiered subscription model), The (01/20) WLWT-TV (Cincinnati) (01/20)

2. Photos: Entire apartment building constructed with 3D technology

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Co. says it has constructed a 6-story apartment building using 3D technology in China's Jiangsu Province. The project used a giant printer and ink that consisted of recycled construction waste and a hardening agent. The company says the method can save 60% on materials and reduce construction time by 70% and decrease labor needs by 80%. (01/18)

3. Construction begins on $753M House building remodel

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The Cannon House Office Building in Washington, D.C., is beginning a renovation project that will take place over the next 10 years and cost almost $753 million. Contractors will update plumbing, heating and cooling systems and eventually fix the marble facade. The project will cost about $900 per square foot. Washington Times, The (01/18)

4. Toyota begins moving dirt at $350M headquarters in Texas

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 21, 2015

A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Texas at the $350 million North American headquarters of Toyota Motor. The new campus will have space for 4,000 employees in the 1 million-square-foot facility. JLL is the project manager for the project. Dallas Morning News (free content), The (01/20) American City Business Journals (01/20) KXAS-TV (Dallas-Fort Worth) (01/20)

5. Atlanta Falcons provide first look at retractable roof for stadium

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

The Atlanta Falcons have released the first rendering of their new football stadium, which will feature a hexagon-shaped retractable roof constructed from ETFE material. The $1.2 billion project is scheduled for completion in 2017. You can view a fly-through provided by the team. Gizmodo Australia (01/21) (01/21)

6. Driscoll, Balfour Beatty selected to build $1.5B hospital in Pa.

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The University of Pennsylvania Health System has chosen L.F. Driscoll and Balfour Beatty to construct a $1.5 billion hospital tower. Foster + Partners will design the building. Construction on the 750-bed facility will take place in several phases. American City Business Journals (01/16)

7. Obama aims to help middle class with tax hike for affluent

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

President Barack Obama is proposing tax increases for the richest Americans to pay for proposed tax breaks for couples who both earn and increased tax credits for child care and higher education. The proposals would restrict how much the richest Americans could profit from their investments and make it more expensive for them to leave assets to their heirs. Bloomberg (01/17)

8. Video: First phase of Ariz. State stadium remodel begins

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 19, 2015

The bleachers are being bulldozed as part of a $256 million renovation project at Arizona State University's stadium. The bleachers will be replaced with concrete stands, and seating capacity will be reduced to 57,000. A video and series of photos of the construction work accompany the article. Arizona Republic (Phoenix) (tiered subscription model), The (01/16)

9. Dispute board sides with Seattle Tunnel Partners

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 23, 2015

Washington state should pay Seattle Tunnel Partners the $20 million it requested in a change order over soil conditions in the $2 billion Alaskan Way Viaduct project, says a dispute-review board. Thus far, the problem-plagued project has had STP file $210 million in change orders. The state has thus far denied $162 million worth of them, according to Todd Trepanier, the state's administrator for the Alaskan Way Viaduct Program. Seattle Times, The (01/23) (01/23)

10. Construction restarts on NYC tower after construction material falls

AGC SmartBrief | Jan 20, 2015

Work at 432 Park Avenue in New York City, which will become the tallest residential structure in the Western Hemisphere, was temporarily halted after an 8-foot-long section of guardrail fell from a hoist on the building's 81st floor and plummeted to the sidewalk below. An inspection of all six hoists was conducted by the NYC Department of Buildings and work was allowed to resume. Dezeen magazine (01/19) New York Times (tiered subscription model), The (01/15)

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