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From Vows to Ventures: Newlyweds Build Excavating Business with the Help of Takeuchi Equipment

About six years ago, Jake Brison and Kendall Brison were busy planning their wedding. They decided that if they were going to get hitched, they should try to make another dream come true as well.

“We knew we were getting married, and we had talked about being in business for …

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Superior Construction Progresses on Congestion-Relieving Upgrade at 146th Street and Allisonville Road

Aiming to reduce congestion and improve safety at an Indianapolis-area intersection, the Indiana Department of Transportation and Hamilton County have undertaken a $44 million project to create a grade-separated interchange at 146th Street and Allisonville Road in Noblesville Township.

“This was identified by the Indianapolis Metropolitan Planning Organization as one …

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DRBA Sets the Standard for Bridge Safety with Collision Protection System for the Delaware Memorial Bridge

Few owners enter into a project with a desire that no one will ever use it, but that is the case of the Delaware River & Bay Authority (DRBA) and its $93 million bridge collision protection system, now under construction at the Delaware Memorial Bridge. The system serves as a …

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Louisiana DOTD Utilizes Geocell Technology to Boost LA 3276 Roadway Stability and Load Capacity

Increased traffic in DeSoto Parish, Louisiana, has led the Louisiana Department of Transportation & Development (DOTD) to undertake a $14.3 million improvement project on LA 3276. This project marks the first time that DOTD has deployed geocell technology for additional support.

“The use of the geocell technology is a highlight …

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Mortenson Utilizes Mass Timber During Kaiser Borsari Hall Construction, Reducing WWU’s Carbon Footprint

When Western Washington University (WWU) in Bellingham needed additional space for its growing student body, the school decided on a $75.5 million mass timber structure with on-site energy generation.

“Western is strongly committed to reducing its carbon footprint, and we hope that Kaiser Borsari Hall can serve as inspiration and …

Stewart-Amos
Your local Stewart-Amos dealer
Closner Equipment Co Inc
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City of Long Beach to Enhance Colorado Lagoon Water Quality, Restore Connection to Alamitos Bay

Work is progressing on the $32.5 million Colorado Lagoon Open Channel Project, designed to reestablish water circulation between the lagoon and Alamitos Bay through an open earthen channel.

“Reconnecting Colorado Lagoon to Alamitos Bay will improve the lagoon’s water quality as well as restore and expand our local wetlands,” said …

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Michigan DOT Director Wieferich Outlines Vision, Priorities, and Projects for the State

When Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer named Bradley C. Wieferich, PE, as her choice for Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) on May 30, 2023, she said, “Brad is a smart, dedicated leader that has helped keep Michigan roads safe for nearly three decades. With his expertise, I …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Eastern Tennessee

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Sarah Hempstead: Blazing Trails in Architecture with Purpose and Passion

When Sarah Hempstead, AIA, LEED AP, CEO of Schmidt Associates, talks to young professionals, she urges them to consider how their work relates to the career they want to build for themselves.

“That looks different than just having a job,” Hempstead said. “Architecture and engineering is a passion–and …

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Unlocking Affordable Housing through Point Access Blocks

The housing crisis is real. In this current era, Americans find themselves entangled within the most severe housing affordability dilemma in generations. The Baby Boomers cling tightly to their residences, insurance expenses surge to the heavens, mortgage rates reach stratospheric levels, and a staggering 50 percent of renters confess they …

Hamm
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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Iowa DOT Nears Completion on New Interchange, Bringing Improved Traffic Flow and Safety to Growing Coralville

Coralville, Iowa, is centrally located to various popular areas in the state, being 25 miles south of Cedar Rapids, just outside Iowa City, and close to the University of Iowa. The centrally located city is growing, and the Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) along with Peterson Contractors Inc. (PCI), …

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Archer Western Makes Strides on First Widening Project Along Interstate 81, a Critical North-South Route in Virginia

In Salem, Virginia, the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is in the middle of the first project to widen Interstate 81, an over 850-mile interstate running from the Canadian border in Jefferson County, New York, to Dandridge in Northern Tennessee. The north-south interstate runs the entire length of Virginia and …

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Granite Construction Leads I-10 Widening Efforts, Targeting Traffic Bottlenecks in Tucson Area

Interstate 10 (I-10) is a 2,500-mile southern transcontinental highway that runs from Jacksonville, Florida, to Santa Monica, California. One of the many cities I-10 traverses is Tucson, where the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has made a series of improvements in recent years to widen and rebuild the route to …

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Wisconsin’s First Design-Build Project Will Revitalize Critical River Crossing

The state of Wisconsin's first design-build project, the WIS-130 Lone Rock Wisconsin River Bridges Project, will reconstruct and enhance a critical connection, improving crossing safety and reliability for commuters on both sides of the river. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) project also provides the state with a real-world demonstration …

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McCarty Associates Performs Equal Cut and Fill Earthmoving for Pre-Engineered Industrial Building in Massachusetts

One of the largest single-building projects at the former Fort Devens in central Massachusetts has unusually strict rules requiring numerous erosion controls and balanced cut and fill earthmoving. It also prohibits exporting any soil from the construction site.

McCarty Associates Inc. of Leominster, Massachusetts, is the design-build contractor for the …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Kirby Smith Machinery
Nueces Power Equipment
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ACEC Indiana Presents 2024 Engineering Excellence Awards

The Engineering Excellence Awards are presented annually by ACEC Indiana to recognize engineering achievements which demonstrate the highest degree of merit and ingenuity by Indiana consulting engineering firms.

Entries are judged on the basis of engineering excellence, which includes: uniqueness and originality; future value to the engineering profession; social, economic …

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San Diego International Airport’s $3.8B Terminal 1 Project to Enhance Passenger Experience

An aging Terminal 1 at San Diego International Airport will be replaced by a $3.8 billion modern terminal, the New T1, complete with numerous features to better serve the millions of passengers who travel through the airport annually.

“The New T1 project is being designed to create a better airport …

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Skanska Utilizes Latest Technology to Build Petrocelli Surgical Pavilion in Manhasset, New York

Building an innovative surgical pavilion for New York’s largest health care system, Northwell Health, Skanska USA Building drew on construction technology to deliver a hospital that checks all of the desired boxes.

“This project was 20 years in the making,” said Will Corrigan, Associate Executive Director, Hospital Operations, of North …

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Manhattan Road & Bridge Paves the Way for Safer Travel on the I-35/I-44 Interchange

Concerned about safety and capacity issues on Interstate 35 at Northeast 63rd Street, near the Interstate 44 interchange in Oklahoma City, the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) has launched a $66 million project to reconstruct the I-35 bridges over Northeast 63rd Street and add a flyover exit ramp.

“[The interchange] …

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Hawkins Construction Nears the Finish Line on 168th Street Expansion Project

Experiencing population growth, the city of Omaha has undertaken the 168th Street Expansion Project to modernize the popular north-south route that faces delays during peak hours.

“There’s been growth in the area, both in Douglas and Sarpy counties, so there are a lot of commuters who use the corridor,” said …

Kleemann
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
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USACE’s Southern Embankment Project Defends Fargo-Moorhead Area from Rising Flood Waters

Faced with an upper Midwest community experiencing frequent water intrusion, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has embarked on the ambitious $3.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion Project, collaborating with local entities and using a split delivery approach.

“We can get it done faster and at a savings to the …

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Montana Department of Transportation’s MT 83 Reconstruction Promises Safer Travel Along Salmon Lake

Montana Highway 83 (MT 83), snaking between the east side of Salmon Lake and a mountain in the Blackfoot Clearwater Wildlife Management Area, provides access to recreation areas and serves as a popular bicycle route. The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) is rebuilding MT 83 to enhance roadway safety.

The …

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The Heart of Glendale: A Story of Community and Design

In November of 2018, the Glendale Public Library faced a dilemma - its old building, tucked away in the upper floor of a mall, lacked accessibility and daylight. Thus, the journey to design a new library began, guided by the vision of krM Architecture, the voices of the community, …

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Indiana's Construction Industry Booms Amidst Workforce Woes

As Indiana's construction sector experiences an unexpected surge in job creation, outpacing the state's general economic expansion, the broader picture reveals a labor market stretched uncomfortably thin. In the Hoosier State, where labor has become a scarce commodity, the unemployment rate paints a picture of resilience at 3.5 percent, comfortably …

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C.A. Hull and Anlaan Corporation Team Up to Revamp Bridge Infrastructure on I-94 in Southern Michigan

Along Interstate 94 in Calhoun County, the joint venture team of Anlaan Corporation and C.A. Hull is currently in the middle of working on a project for the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT). The team has gone to great lengths to minimize disruption to traffic in the project area, which …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
WPI
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Economic Growth in Tuscaloosa Spurs Alabama DOT’s $52M US 11 Widening Project

In the 1990s, Mercedes-Benz made the decision to build its first-ever U.S. manufacturing facility in Alabama, and throughout the years the company has continued to invest millions of dollars to increase its development in the state, according to the Encyclopedia of Alabama website. In the spring of 2022, Mercedes-Benz opened …

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MaineDOT Project Will Replace Century-Old International Bridge Connecting US and Canada

In the fall of 2017, as the Madawaska/Edmundston International Bridge neared its 100th year of service, it was deemed to be in poor condition. While the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) and the New Brunswick Department of Transportation and Infrastructure (NBDTI) tried to keep the bridge fully functioning, it could …

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Phase One of NCTA’s Complete 540 Project Takes Shape, Addressing Raleigh’s Population and Connectivity Needs

Raleigh, North Carolina, and its surrounding suburbs have been experiencing significant population growth for years. Interstate 540 and Toll N.C. 540 encircle approximately two-thirds of the city. Demand to complete this circle has been persistent over the years, leading to the initiation of the Complete 540 Project.

The Complete 540 …

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Colorado DOT's US 550-US 16 Project Supports Economic Vitality, Enhances Mobility on Two Busy Corridors

Just south of the Colorado city of Durango, in the Grandview area of La Plata County, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is nearing completion of the region's first full interchange. The U.S. 550-U.S. 160 Connection South Project is part of long-range planning for enhanced mobility for the entire southwest …

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Illinois DOT’s McClugage Bridge Project to Replace Decades-Old Structure Over Illinois River in Peoria

The eastbound McClugage Bridge has carried ever-increasing traffic over the Illinois River in the Peoria metropolitan area for more than 70 years. The bridge, which opened to traffic in 1948, has become structurally deficient and functionally obsolete. Weather, vehicle use, age, and salt used in snow removal have caused it …

Stewart-Amos
Your local Stewart-Amos dealer
Closner Equipment Co Inc
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Transforming Architecture and Design: Inspiring Black Women

I returned to work eight years after staying home with my two wonderful children.

Design Collaborative surrounded me with remarkable architects and designers…yet to my surprise, something was missing. I was the only individual of Black descent. So, I decided to research the industry at large and educate myself and …

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California Companies Transition to Renewable Diesel, Reducing Emissions in the Off-Road Sector

In California, Neste is partnering with mining and construction companies like Rio Tinto and Power Engineering Construction to reduce emissions and meet new California Air Resources Board (CARB) requirements for the use of renewable diesel.

In November 2022, CARB adopted amendments to the regulation for the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets …

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Superior-de Moya Joint Venture Reaches Substantial Completion of Sanibel Causeway’s Permanent Roadway

After Hurricane Ian wiped out portions of the original three-mile-long Sanibel Causeway, which connects the Sanibel and Captiva barrier islands to the mainland in southwest Florida, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) awarded a joint venture team a phased design-build contract to make initial repairs, open a new permanent causeway, …

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Federal, Public, and Private Partners Unite to Protect Fargo-Moorhead Community from Flooding

An innovative, first-in-the-nation flood protection project in North Dakota and Minnesota brings together federal and local governments with the private sector to complete the $3.2 billion Fargo-Moorhead Area Diversion project, which will prevent frequent water from overflowing the banks of the Red River of the North.

“This is a unique …

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Bell & Associates Construction Makes Progress on Major Transformation of Interstate 55 in Memphis

Faced with an outdated interchange unable to safely handle increasing traffic loads, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has begun making improvements to Interstate 55 at E.H. Crump Boulevard in southwestern Memphis.

“The new alignment allows traffic to free flow on new through lanes directly from and to the Memphis …

NPK Construction Eq Inc
Your local NPK Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
WPI
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Idaho Transportation Department to Improve Safety and Capacity with US 95 Expansion Project

Focused on increasing capacity and enhancing safety, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has launched a project to expand U.S. 95 to four lanes from Thorn Creek Road to Moscow.

“It will improve safety, and it also will be a faster route for the public and improve efficiency,” said Howard Cooley …

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Alameda CTC, Caltrans Prioritize Safety for $92M Overhaul of I-80/Gilman Street Interchange

The $92 million Interstate 80/Gilman Street Interchange Improvement Project in Berkeley, California, will reconfigure the intersection to reduce the risk of collisions at what has long been considered a dysfunctional crossing.

“The I-80/Gilman Street Interchange project will enhance safety and mobility at a location of critical safety concern for people …

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Design Collaborative Incorporates Universal Design into New Fort Wayne Arts Center

As the executive director of a new arts center being built in downtown Fort Wayne, Jim Palermo wants to make sure it’s accessible to everyone. That’s why he’s working closely with the Design Collaborative team to incorporate universal design into the 37,000-square-foot facility. It starts at the front door, which …

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Rick Conner Reflects on 50-year Journey from Intern to CEO

On a cloudy day in late February, half a dozen manila file folders lay neatly stacked atop Rick Conner’s desk. Each folder contains information about an American Structurepoint employee who will celebrate an anniversary at the company in March.

“This is my anniversary stack,” Conner said. “We've got two …

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Shifting Focus in a World Reshaped by the Pandemic

The pandemic changed what people expect from work. Reflecting that change means shaping an office that addresses those needs on a human level.

When the pandemic struck, it forced both people and organizations into a new way of operating. With physical interactions no longer available, the virtual meetings brought into …

Hyundai Construction Equipment
Your local Hyundai Construction Equipment USA dealer
Nueces Power Equipment
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Granite Construction Nears Completion on I-515/Charleston Interchange Project East of the Vegas Strip

An area east of the Strip on the outskirts of downtown Las Vegas has had multiple traffic-related issues. In this area, I-515 takes a big curve to the west, known as the Charleston Curve. The Charleston Curve has been notorious for high levels of traffic and a high number of …

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Michigan DOT Utilizes Digital Delivery to Reconstruct Interstate 696 in Detroit

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working on a construction project on Interstate 696 (I-696), also known as the Walter P. Reuther Freeway. The 28-mile interstate highway is in the Detroit area, and the project is occurring in and around the Western terminus in Farmington Hills.

Beyond Repairs
The …
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Ohio DOT’s I-475 Widening and US 20A Interchange Project to Ignite Economic Growth in Maumee

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of the long-anticipated I-475 Widening and New U.S. 20A Interchange project. The project is taking place around Maumee, Ohio, which is outside of Toledo in northwest Ohio. Once completed, the project will offer area residents and the driving public multiple …

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Skanska Prepares Baltimore Penn Station for the Next Generation of High-Speed Rail

With Amtrak’s next generation of high-speed rail, train velocity in America is leaping forward. Skanska is in the middle of a project in Baltimore Penn Station to make the facility more able to accommodate this new era of high-speed rail travel.

Running between Boston and Washington D.C., Amtrak’s Acela high-speed …

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O&G Industries Benefits from Innovative Paving Technology on Major Hartford-Area Road Project

When O&G Industries won the bid for the I-91 Charter Oak Bridge Project — which included upgrading a six-mile section of Interstate 91 just outside of Hartford, Connecticut — they used the opportunity to grow their list of construction capabilities. No stranger to thinking outside the box, the company called …

NPK Construction Eq Inc
Your local NPK Construction Equipment Inc dealer
Kirby Smith Machinery
WPI
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Terratek GPS Modeling Provides Solutions to Help Navigate New Technology

While the significant benefits of GNSS-based technology are known and accepted in the construction realm, some small- to mid-size companies are not able — or, perhaps, ready — to dedicate a team member to leading that effort. For those in the Western New York region, there is an alternative solution …

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First Express Lanes Project in Kansas is Transforming the State’s Busiest Four-Lane Highway

The busiest four-lane highway in Kansas is U.S. Route 69, a major north-south route that runs through the eastern part of the state. A very large volume of truck, commercial, and commuter traffic passes through the city of Overland Park along the corridor, which stretches from 103rd Street to 179th …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Western Tennessee

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across California, Hawaii, and Western Nevada

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Celebrating Excellence: Highlights from the 2024 AIA Indianapolis Design Awards

The 2024 AIA Indianapolis Design Awards recognized outstanding architectural achievements across various categories, showcasing exemplary projects that demonstrate innovation, creativity, and meticulous attention to detail. From new constructions to preservation efforts, each entry reflects a commitment to excellence in design, addressing diverse challenges with thoughtful solutions. Recognized by esteemed jurors …

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Superior Paving Tests Dynapac’s New Asphalt Roller with SEISMIC Technology on Interstate 95 in Virginia

The new Dynapac CC2200 VI Asphalt Roller with SEISMIC technology recently completed a rigorous set of tests throughout Europe and the United States, including a major highway project for Superior Paving Corp. of Gainesville, Virginia.

Michael Washington, a roller operator at Superior Paving, highlighted the roller’s impact on the …

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Keys to the Future: NAWIC Highlights Women’s Impact to the Construction Industry During WIC Week

The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) recognizes and celebrates Women in Construction Week (WIC Week) this year from March 3 to 9. In September of 1960, the first WIC Week was proclaimed in honor of NAWIC by Mayor A.F. Madison of Amarillo, Texas. NAWIC leadership officially moved its …

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McGough Nears Completion on the Schoenecker Center, Elevating Interdisciplinary Learning at the University of St. Thomas

Construction activities are wrapping up at the new $110 million Schoenecker Center on the South Campus of the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, Minnesota, blending arts and sciences in one integrated facility.

“This all-new building was designed in collaboration with multiple industry partners to ensure St. Thomas is …

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Valley Metro Unveils $401.3M Northwest Extension Phase II, Expanding Phoenix's Light Rail Network

Valley Metro, the regional public transportation agency providing coordinated transit services to residents of metro Phoenix, recently opened the $401.3 million Northwest Extension Phase II project, adding 1.6 miles of light rail to connect Mesa, Tempe, and downtown Phoenix to areas northwest of the city near the redeveloping Metrocenter …

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Hampton Roads Express Lanes Project Accelerates Virginia DOT's Vision for Safer, Smoother Travel

The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Hampton Roads Express Lanes (HREL) network project aims to improve safety and provide more reliable travel in the region. Construction of Segment 4C, the $313.9 million design-build Hampton Segment, has begun and involves a significant amount of work.

“This project is addressing a …

Yanmar
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CLM Equipment Co
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Turner Construction Projects Across the Northeast Lead the Charge in Climate-Resilient Building

With global warming, greater threats of extreme weather, and the hottest year on record having just ended, some firms are taking a greater interest in creating better resiliency in the structures they build, including Turner Construction Company of New York.

“Our climate is changing, and we are already being affected …

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Shaping Communities and Defying Odds: Meet Damon Hewlin

Positively impacting humanity and improving the quality of life for as many people as possible is the primary focus for Damon Hewlin, AIA, LEED AP, NOMA, who makes it his career goal for every community on the planet to be equitable, and for the built environment to be an …

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Unlocking Urban Potential: How Indianapolis Could Learn from Japan's Zakkyo Buildings

In the bustling urban centers of Japan, where land is at a premium, a distinctive architectural phenomenon thrives: the zakkyo building.

Rooted in the intricate web of property laws and the economic realities of urban development, these structures exemplify innovation in architectural adaptation and efficient land utilization.

Zakkyo buildings, also …

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Massachusetts Port Authority’s Piers Park II Project Brings More Green Space to Urban Neighborhood

Many elements go into making a neighborhood a place people want to reside in, one element being the presence of green space, often lacking in inner cities. The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) recently completed Piers Park II, adding more green space to the East Boston neighborhood.

A Tale of Two …
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Oregon DOT Revamps Route 99E with Roadway Improvements in Downtown Halsey

Nestled midway between Eugene and Salem, Oregon, is the town of Halsey, where Route 99E runs through the Willamette Valley. The small town and route are slightly west of I-5 (parallels 99E). To update the portion of 99E going through Halsey, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently working …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Kirby Smith Machinery
Nueces Power Equipment
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Toebe Construction Reconstructs Corridor on Historic US-127 Outside of Lansing, Michigan

The North-South U.S. Route 127 (US-127) runs from Michigan to Tennessee, passing through Michigan’s state capital, Lansing, and connecting Northern and Central Michigan. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is working on a stretch of US-127 just south of Lansing, encompassing areas within both Ingham and Clinton counties.

Revitalizing an …
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B&B Underground and Drilling Uses Vermeer Equipment to Tackle Reclaimed Water Project in Deland, Florida

Clean water is a crucial resource that has received a lot more attention in recent years. While some parts of the United States have been dealing with severe droughts, increasing populations are testing water treatment plants in other regions. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida experienced a rise in population, …

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Indiana DOT’s $471M Clear Path 465 Project to Transform Busy Indianapolis Interchange

Indiana's Clear Path 465 Project is a multi-year, two-phase construction project that is transforming one of the state's most heavily-traveled interchanges, I-465 and I-69 on the northeast side of Indianapolis. The project is designed to improve traffic flow and safety, and includes added travel lanes, new ramp lanes, 14 new …

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Kansas DOT Launches New Active Transportation Plan, Strengthening the Environment and Economy

States and communities — in their efforts to build strong 21st century transportation systems — are faced with new challenges, such as a growing population aged 65 and over; the varied needs of rural and urban communities; and leveraging increased funding and resources for multimodal transportation. Increasingly many government agencies …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Michigan

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

ASV
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CLM Equipment Co
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Attracting the Next Generation of Construction Workers: New Hampshire Construction Career Days Returns in September

New Hampshire Construction Career Days (NHCCD) will be taking place once again on Thursday, September 26th and Friday, September 27th at the Hillsborough County Youth Center in New Boston, New Hampshire. 2023’s event hosted nearly 1,500 students, pushing the total number of students served to over 14,000 since the 2009 …

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Leaving a Legacy: Greg Gossett Announces Retirement from ERMCO after 40 Years

Ed Gossett founded ERMCO in 1962, and his son Greg grew up with the business. After graduating from the Indianapolis Electrical JATC Apprenticeship Program in 1985, Greg joined ERMCO as a Journeyman Electrician. He then served in a variety of roles, including foreman, estimator, engineer, labor superintendent, project manager, vice …

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Dramatic Decarbonization: Opportunities and Challenges for the Hoosier State

Three years ago, the White House established a task force to help facilitate the organization and deployment of a government-wide approach to climate action. Within a year, the federal government set ambitious long-term goals for decarbonizing the electrical grid in the United States. These goals are part of a broader …

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Missouri DOT Accelerates I-44 Bridge Rehabilitation with Innovative Bridge Bundle Design-Build Project

Facing multiple bridges in need of repair or replacement along the Interstate 44 corridor, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bundled 25 of them and awarded the work as a design-build contract.

“It’s a good way to go to get a lot of bridges done quickly,” said Laurel A. McKean …

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Caltrans' $54.6M Project on SR 20 Concludes, Promising Safer Travel

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) recently completed the $54.6 million Omega Curves Safety Improvement project to straighten State Route 20’s curves and reduce deer-vehicle accidents. About 5,620 vehicles drive on SR 20 in this region daily.

“It turned out amazing,” said Jeff Johnson, Resident Engineer at Caltrans. “We …

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ASCO Equipment
Romco Equipment Co
Sierra Machinery
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New Mexico DOT Addresses Aging Bridges with Two Replacement Projects on NM 566

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has undertaken two bridge replacements on NM 566 in McKinley County, one on a rural road near Church Rock and one north of that community. The bridges were in poor condition, and the new construction will bring them up to current standards.

New …

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Marian University’s Innovative Approach to Engineering Education

As one of the most rigorous fields of study available to college students, engineering sees some of the lowest graduation rates of any higher education discipline in the country. Marian University wants to change that.

In 2020, the school announced plans to build the E.S. Witchger School of Engineering to …

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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Vermont

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Widening Project on I-85 Takes Shape, Preparing Northwest South Carolina for Projected Growth

In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion and improve connectivity, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is progressing on the back half of the I-85 Widening Project, which extends across 29 miles of Interstate 85 from the North Carolina border to Spartanburg County in northwest South Carolina.

Construction began …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Continues Mountain Parkway Expansion with New Segment

Nestled 70 miles southeast of Lexington, Kentucky, Wolfe County is at the center of a significant infrastructure project to expand and widen a portion of the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway from two lanes to four. Spanning 78 miles through Wolfe County and Eastern Kentucky, the 1960s-era Mountain Parkway has …

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South Dakota DOT Completes 13-Mile Overhaul of I-90 West of Sioux Falls

Running from Boston to Seattle, Interstate 90 (I-90) is an east-west transcontinental freeway that passes through the southern half of South Dakota. The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) recently completed a project on a 13-mile stretch of I-90 west of Sioux Falls.

Time for a Change
Originally built in …
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Arkansas DOT Enhances Connectivity and Safety with Completion of Hot Springs Bypass Extension

The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) recently completed an $87 million project in Hot Springs, Arkansas, home to Hot Springs National Park and the Ouachita Mountains. The Hot Springs Bypass project improves traffic flow around the resort town, which has a population of nearly 40,000.

Decreasing Delays, Enhancing Safety
An …
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Missouri DOT Project Transforming US Route 67 into an Interstate Advances in Butler County

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is working on a multi-phase project in the southeastern part of the state, focusing on U.S. Route 67 in Butler County. Upon the successful completion of this project, alongside others spanning from Sikeston, Missouri, to Little Rock, Arkansas, the route will be known as …

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Delaware DOT Nears Completion on the BR 1-159 Bridge Project, Overcoming Complex Site Constraints

Throughout their career, construction personnel engage in projects of various difficulty levels. On the surface, the BR 1-159 on James Street over the Christina River is a simple project. However, a deeper look at the details reveals the complexity of Delaware Department of Transportation’s (DelDOT) project constructed by Mumford …

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Georgia DOT’s Akers Mill Ramp Project Completes Northwest Corridor Express Lanes System in Atlanta

In the booming metropolitan Atlanta region, the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes project is among the largest transportation projects ever implemented in the state of Georgia. This innovative express lanes system — a roughly $900 million Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) undertaking — added 29.7 miles of reversible, managed toll express …

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Romco Equipment Co
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Lallo Pipeline Boosts Efficiency with Advanced Construction Technology from DEVELON

New construction equipment technologies make it easier for companies like Lallo Pipeline to work more efficiently — often with fewer laborers — to ensure that every task is done accurately and to the customer’s satisfaction.

Lallo Pipeline performs a variety of construction services in southern Oregon and is based near …

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Two Rokbak RA30 Articulated Haulers Tackle Mega Pipeline Project in Utah

When Utah-based contractor BHI was awarded a project for a 3-mile stretch of canal essential to the irrigation around the largest city in Uintah County, in the northeastern part of the state, they knew that extensive excavation and backfill would be on the cards and that it would require the …

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Precision Blasting Forges a Path to Success, Promoting Growth and New Opportunities

Aiming to grow his Douglasville, Georgia-based business to the next level, Precision Blasting Founder and Divisional President Shane Martin is embarking on a new journey with MD&B Company, enabling the Atlanta-area firm to offer key value-add services, such as engineering, safety, technical blasting support, and employee development and advancement …

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Indianapolis Executive Airport Prepares for Future Growth with $15.2M Runway Expansion

A recent $15.2 million expansion of the runway at Indianapolis Executive Airport enables more airplanes to take off and land at the general aviation facility.

“The airport has been on a steady growth pattern for the last 30 or 40 years,” said Bill Frye, President of the Hamilton County Airport …

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Michigan DOT Wraps Up Work on the $82M Interstate 496 Rebuilding Project

The $82 million Interstate 496 Rebuilding Project nearing completion in Lansing, Michigan, has met its benchmarks and drivers are enjoying the upgrades. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) reported the long-term benefits include improvements to vehicle and pedestrian safety and operations.

I-496 in Lansing was originally completed in 1970. The …

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Nevada DOT’s Pyramid Highway/U.S. 395 Connection Project Promises Safer and Smoother Journeys in Sparks, Nevada

The Pyramid Highway/U.S. 395 Connection Project in Sparks, Nevada, aims to improve safety and travel predictability in this rapidly growing area.

“Some of the biggest issues and main objectives are to deal with congestion problems and the many travel inefficiencies that come with the fast population growth, as well as …

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Transforming Golf Culture: The Five Iron Approach to Inclusive Spaces

In a world where golf is often associated with exclusivity and formality, Five Iron is challenging the status quo. Co-founded by Nora Dunnan, Mike Doyle, and Jared Solomon, Five Iron is transforming the golfing experience into an inclusive and accessible pastime for everyone.

The Birth of Five …
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Two Years of IIJA Investments Fuel Growth Across Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin

In November 2021, Congress passed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act), a once-in-a-generation investment in the nation’s infrastructure. President Joe Biden’s administration proposed this legislation to rebuild America’s roads, bridges, and rails, expand access to clean drinking water, ensure every American has access to high-speed internet, tackle …

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Gathyr Apartments: A Harmonious Blend of History and Modernity

When Angie’s List vacated its 13.5-acre property on the near-eastside of Indianapolis five years ago, Holy Cross residents were left to wonder if the once-bustling campus in the heart of their neighborhood would ever recapture the allure it once had as one of downtown’s most attractive corporate destinations.

But while …

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Designing a Branch to Celebrate Your Culture

Embedded in company culture lies your identity, what you believe, how you do business, and all the unique characteristics that your team brings to your organization. Branding, taglines, and mission statements often represent your culture, but what about your workplace? Likewise, how do your customers interact with and become contributing …

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Kirby Smith Machinery
Nueces Power Equipment
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Pennsylvania DOT’s South Atherton Street Project to Improve Infrastructure and Safety Around Penn State

In 2010, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) grew concerned about the drainage system around State College, Pennsylvania. They studied the system and determined it needed to be replaced due to the aging infrastructure that included pipes from the 1950s. Some parallel pipe, which ran from the curb line to …

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Arkansas DOT Improves Connectivity and Traffic Flow in Central Arkansas with the Completion of the Highway 89 Mayflower Overpass

The residents of Mayflower, Arkansas, which is 25 miles north of Little Rock, have been dealing with an irregular traffic pattern for years. The culprit — a freight train that passed through the middle of town. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) recently completed the Highway 89 Mayflower Overpass so …

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Alaska DOT&PF Nears Completion on Richardson Highway Resurfacing Project

To ensure the state’s critical infrastructure remains in good condition, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is nearing completion of the Richardson Highway MP 40-51 Resurfacing project.

Running 366 miles from Valdez to Fairbanks, Richardson Highway was Alaska’s first major long-distance road and is still regularly used …

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J. Read Corporation Harnesses the Power of GPS Technology to Weather Economic Challenges

While the economic downturn of 2008-2010 was tough on business as a whole, the attrition rate was particularly hard for the small business sector, which lost an estimated 1.8 million companies nationwide. Those that did manage to survive the Great Recession, did so mostly by cutting costs and staff. J. …

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Maryland DOT’s MD 97 Project Relocates Busy Corridor, Improving Traffic Operations and Preserving Historic Town

A much-anticipated Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) road project is now complete and has been formally dedicated to two of its strongest champions. The $47 million MD 97 (Georgia Avenue) Relocation Construction Project is poised to reduce continually increasing traffic volumes and congestion along the old …

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SITECH Rocky Mountain
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SITECH Tejas
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Colorado DOT’s Wadsworth Boulevard Modernization Project Advances in Wheat Ridge

The City of Wheat Ridge is a municipality in Jefferson County, Colorado, located just west of Denver and part of the Denver/Aurora/Lakewood Metropolitan Statistical Area. Wadsworth Boulevard (State Highway 121) serves as a main corridor through Wheat Ridge and as a major thoroughfare for the Denver metro area, with an …

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Rasch Construction Paves the Way with GPS-Enhanced Dozers and Future-Ready Equipment from DEVELON

On a crisp autumn morning, a dozer is hard at work, pushing dirt and grading for a new trail with the help of a state-of-the-art 3D grade control system. This modern technology represents just one of the many ways in which Dalton Rasch is contributing to the evolution and success …

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Indy Chamber Announces Far Eastside Indianapolis Redevelopment as Overall Winner at 46th Annual Monumental Awards

Each year, the Monumental Awards recognize the most significant achievements by individuals and businesses contributing to excellence in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, innovative reuse, and public art throughout the Indianapolis region. This marked the third year the award ceremony took place at …

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Stevenson Crane, Rigging, and Heavy Haul Rebuilds Chicago’s Industrial Areas with Expansive Fleet and Specialized Support Equipment

Midwest lifting company Stevenson Crane, Rigging, and Heavy Haul continues to rebuild Chicago, Illinois’ industrial areas with their expansive fleet and specialized support equipment. Utilizing a Liebherr’s LTM 1300-6.3 Mobile Crane, Stevenson supported the rebuild of the Server Farm Data Center based out of Chicago.

This project required a …

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Adding Marketable Skills: 3D Lift Plan Power User Credits A1A Software with Launching His Career

One of the most prolific and expert users of 3D Lift Plan from A1A Software, LLC, taught himself how to use the program, and the former ironworker credits the lift planning tool with launching his career. Brian Robinson, General Superintendent for Brewer Crane and Rigging, San Diego, …

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Ritterman Excavating Relies on Butler Machinery to Stay Productive

The Ritterman family business started back in 1958 when James Ritterman’s grandpa opened Ritterman Trucking. After high school, James jumped into the family business as an equipment operator. However, he had a vision to do more than load trucks with dirt. In 2019, he took the opportunity to …

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Manhattan Road & Bridge Co. Replaces US 62 Bridges Across Arkansas River

Crews plan to have one of two bridges on U.S. 62 over the Arkansas River and over 55th Street on the river’s east side completed in the spring as part of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $74.7 million bridge replacement in Muskogee, Oklahoma.

“The bridges are roughly 60 …

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Phase One Under Way on UC San Diego Health Hillcrest Medical Campus Redevelopment

The first phase of UC San Diego Health’s $2.5 to $3 billion, 15-year Hillcrest Redevelopment Project has topped off and is more than halfway to completion. The project is part of a plan that encompasses approximately 60 acres and the redevelopment of the Hillcrest campus – beginning with the outpatient …

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Gilbane Building Co. and C.D. Smith Partner for $456M Expansion of the Baird Center in Downtown Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Center District, owner of the Baird Center in downtown Milwaukee, has embarked on a $456 million expansion of the convention center.

“We were turning away business, because of the limitations of our facility,” says Marty Brooks, President and CEO of the Wisconsin Center District (WCD). “We were losing …

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Orion Marine Group Completes the First Phase of the NASA Causeway 125 Days Early

Working together in a collaborative manner, the team building the $127 million new dual high-level NASA Causeway Bridge, in Titusville, Florida, completed the first eastbound bridge more than four months early, earning the contractor an incentive bonus, and allowing for easier movement of spacecraft flight hardware to the Kennedy Space …

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Hobbs Station Mixed-Use Development in Plainfield Prioritizes the Pedestrian Experience

Governor Eric J. Holcomb visited the Town of Plainfield in late October to commemorate the ongoing development of Hobbs Station, a $300 million mixed-use community set to bring new residential, commercial, and office spaces together into one centralized, accessible location.

Collective efforts made by key stakeholders such as the Indiana …

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CC Construction Acts as Town Contractor on Barnstable Sewer Expansion Project

The Town of Barnstable, Massachusetts, has recently completed a sewer expansion project in the Strawberry Hill Road section of town. The project, which began in September 2021, was the first significant construction project for the Town’s Comprehensive Wastewater Management Plan (CWMP).

The CWMP is a town-wide, state approved, science-based plan …

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Willmeng Completes 38-Acre Expansion of Arizona’s Sundance Park Amid Funding Challenges and Material Shortages

The Phase II buildout of Sundance Park in Buckeye, Arizona, actually included multiple, continuous phases of construction.

The 38-acre expansion added a fishing lake, sports fields, and other amenities to the existing 30-acre park. Due to funding challenges, the work was divided into four different Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) contracts …

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Barton Malow Tackles Known and Hidden Challenges in Macomb Community College’s Skilled Trades and Advanced Technology Center Renovation

When Barton Malow Builders of Southfield, Michigan, began extensive renovations on the Skilled Trades and Advanced Technology Center on Macomb Community College’s (MCC) South Campus in Warren, Michigan, the project team knew that shoring throughout the building and 4,000 linear feet of new underground pipes required extensive planning and coordination. …

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Illuminating Your Path to Energy Efficiency

It’s a beautiful summer evening. You and your friend are taking a stroll around a park in your town and before you know it, the sun has set. Suddenly you realize there is very little lighting above the sidewalk you are walking on, you are unable to read signage for …

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Highway 30/23rd Street Reconstruction Project Improves Major Roadway in Columbus

Columbus, Nebraska, is in the eastern half of the state, about 85 miles west of Omaha and 75 miles northwest of Lincoln. The town of approximately 24,000 is located on the Loup River, a tributary of the Platte River. The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) is in the middle of …

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Washington State DOT Expands I-90 Through Cascade Range

Interstate 90 traverses the entire United States. The 3,000-plus mile road runs between Seattle and Boston. The Snoqualmie Pass, which is a little over 50 miles from Seattle via I-90 and situated by the Keechelus Lake, is a mountain pass through which I-90 goes through the Cascade Range. The Washington …

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Bizzack Construction Expands Virginia Portion of the Appalachian Highway

The Corridor Q highway, currently designated as U.S. Route 460, runs through Kentucky, Virginia, and West Virginia and is part of the National Highway System. It’s also part of the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS), which is the centerpiece of the Appalachian Regional Commission’s effort to foster economic and social …

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Frederico Construction & Development Reaches New Level of Efficiency with Machine Control Technology

Like many other small- to mid-sized contractors working today, Frederico Construction & Development has found itself relying more and more upon smaller, compact machines. Unfortunately, for them, those units – particularly smaller excavators – while better suited to the tight job sites they often work, have not been able to …

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A New Performance Standard

Building on D3 series compact track loader success, the all-new, next generation Caterpillar 255 and 265 Compact Track Loaders are a ground-up redesign of the previous series, improving on the features that made the previous models so popular. The first next generation models in the compact track loader line, the …

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Meticulous Material Movement

It began like many other days – moving dirt.

Las Vegas-based Morley Grading was tasked with removing 14,000 cubic yards of material as part of a large warehouse construction project. Specifically, this family owned earthworks contractor was tasked to move, quantify, and crush all of the stockpiled material – and …

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AIA Indiana Presents Design and Service Awards

Debra Kunce, FAIA is not afraid to take chances. She worked her way up the ladder at Schmidt Associates from a Graduate Architect to Licensed Architect in charge of some of the most challenging building projects, including a $695 million capital improvement project for Indianapolis Public Schools from 2002 to …

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Unlimited Potential

While task automation and point solutions on the jobsite are increasingly common, the connected site is still a bit mystifying for many.

What does it really mean? In today’s environment, the term “connected” generally means office-to-field-to-office workflows. Connectivity facilitates the movement of data across various activities, enables real-time progress tracking, …

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Wagman Heavy Civil Rehabs 10 Bridges Within the I-95 and I-695 Interchange Near Baltimore

Aiming to address needed maintenance on 10 bridges within the Interstate 95 and Interstate 695 interchange south of Baltimore, the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) State Highway Administration (SHA) embarked on a $39.8 million rehabilitation project.

“The main project goals are to improve the rideability of the bridge decks, update …

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University of Michigan Builds First Geo-Exchange System to Support Carbon Neutrality Goals

Recognizing that co-locating two schools will offer greater opportunities for collaboration, the University of Michigan (U-M) in Ann Arbor has undertaken construction of the $145 million Leinweber Computer Science and Information Building and its first ever geo-exchange system.

“This new facility presented an exciting opportunity to use and gain operational …

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Sporer Land Development Continues to Experience Growth with Adoption of GPS Technology

Striving to perform more work, more accurately, Sporer Land Development quickly adopted new GPS-based technologies, resulting in it being able to compete with larger firms and deliver high-quality work.

“As a small, family-owned company that would embrace this technology, we could catch up with the larger construction companies that were …

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Honolulu Rail Transit Project Creates Alternative Transportation Option to Reduce Traffic

The new nearly $10 billion, elevated, automated Honolulu Rail Transit Project, called Skyline, aims to reduce traffic on a major corridor in the Hawaiian city, providing an alternative to private automobile traffic.

“The project is intended to provide faster, more reliable public transportation service in the study corridor than can …

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From Site to Seat

Michael Eagan, Principal and Director of Faith-Based Design at Browning Day dedicated the past 40 years of his career to creating unique spaces for faith-based organizations. Four decades and more than 400 projects later, Eagan joins Browning Day as Principal and Director of Faith-Based Design, marking the firm’s official …

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Promoting a Safer Work Environment

Fostering healthy, safe, and positive work environments is more critical than ever for those in the construction and engineering industry. Construction work in particular is considered one of the most perilous occupations in the nation. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, of the 5,190 fatal work injuries …

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Building Inclusivity: How Skanska is Transforming Schools for Special Needs Students

Across the United States, nearly 7.2 million special needs students are currently enrolled in educational institutions, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. Many of these students are in need of inclusive and accessible schools tailored to their diverse requirements, and construction and development firms like Skanska USA can …

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Romco Equipment Co
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Sustainable Snow and Ice Efforts

As the world of snow and ice rapidly moves forward, towns and cities in New England work hard to find the right balance between safety and sustainable winter operations.
The town of Needham, Massachusetts, is no exception.

Assistant Director of Public Works/Operations Shane Mark has been heading up the challenge …

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Route 18, East Brunswick Drainage and Pavement Rehab Project Upgrades 60-Year-Old Utilities and Roadway

On Route 18 in East Brunswick, New Jersey, the highway that saw its last major improvement in 1960 now suffers from flooding issues and deterioration, but heavy commuter and commercial traffic complicates work.

To solve those problems, the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) included strict provisions for small, spread-out …

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Sustainable Modern Amenities

The development of the interstate highway system in the 1950s and 1960s spurred construction of many rest areas across the country. Now those structures are reaching the end of their useful lives. In some states, public-private partnerships allow modern upgrades without waiting for state or federal funding sources.

For instance, …

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Southeastern Wisconsin’s I-43 North-South Project Widens and Modernizes 14-Mile Corridor

With the 14-mile Interstate 43 North-South project stretching from urban Glendale, Wisconsin, into largely rural areas of Ozaukee County, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and their contractors face a variety of challenges. Those range from heavy traffic to railroad tracks and sensitive environmental features – not to mention the …

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The Great Lakes Construction Co. Improves Safety in Northeastern Ohio with US 62 Reconstruction

Canton, Ohio, in the northeastern part of the state, is famous for being the home of the National Football League Hall of Fame. However, the city of 70,000 has much more than the hallowed hall. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of the U.S. 62 Relocation …

Kleemann
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Kirby Smith Machinery
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Mississippi DOT Moves Vital Truck Route With US 82/Greenville Bypass

Greenville, Mississippi, is a vital part of the state along the Mississippi River. It’s part of the Mississippi Delta, serves as the county seat, and has an active port that drives significant traffic in and around the area. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is developing the U.S. Highway 82/Greenville …

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SH 16 Expansion Gives Idaho’s Treasure Valley Improved Access to the North and South

Idaho’s Treasure Valley is in the western area of the state. It includes four of the state’s six largest cities, including the capital, Boise. Approximately 40 percent of the state population lives in the Treasure Valley, and three of its cities were among the 15 fastest growing in the U.S. …

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Provo River Delta Restoration Project Brings Natural Habitat Back to Endangered Fish

When the Mormons first arrived in Utah in the mid-1800s, they found a beautiful state. As they settled in the valley area around current-day Provo – 40 miles south of Salt Lake City – they were concerned about flooding from the Provo River. The methods used to prevent the flooding …

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Ajax Paving Repairs Critical Florida Evacuation Route with SmoothRide Technology

Unlike Florida’s inland regions, its coastal counties are highly susceptible to storm surge from the hurricanes and tropical storms that can batter the region each late summer/early fall. To ensure the safety of residents in these areas, evacuation zones – generally major highway arteries – have been designated, allowing fast, …

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Sound Judgment

In 1965, the Evansville Press highlighted the winner of its Teen-of-the-Year award, a promising young man who seemed destined for great things. After a career spanning more than 50 years, it’s safe to say that Randall Shepard exceeded expectations. Today, he can add one more laurel as winner of Indiana …

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Litchfield Rebuilds Huntington Hill Roadway Structure Using Stabilized Reclamation

The Town of Litchfield, Maine, recently completed rehabilitating one of its busiest roads using full depth reclamation with injected asphalt emulsion (FDRWE), an in-place recycling method that incorporates existing pavement material as the base for a new roadway-wearing surface.

In general, the Federal Highway Administration regards full depth reclamation (FDR) …

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Why Housing Matters

Most of us are lonely, at least that’s what surveys say. When asked, over half of American admit that they struggle to have meaningful, in-person relationships.

If given the attention it deserves, loneliness could be classified as a national epidemic. However, to accept such a claim requires us to admit …

Meeting a Unique Workforce Need

As the demand for construction workers rises and the percentage of women working in our industry grows, companies looking to remain competitive need a solid game plan for hiring, retaining, and promoting their female workers.

Although construction has historically been a male-dominated industry, the perks it offers – like a …

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Indiana Architects Receive First-Ever AIA Healthcare Design Awards

Design matters when healthcare systems are looking to retain and recruit employees, improve patient outcomes, and inspire people to live healthy lifestyles. That’s why the American Institute of Architects Indiana (AIA) created its first-ever Healthcare Design Awards – to showcase innovation and trends in healthcare design.

AIA presented nine awards …

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Embracing Technology Allows Pinney Dozer Service LLC to Get the Job Done on Schedule and on Budget, No Matter the Project’s Scale

John Pinney describes Pinney Dozer Service LLC as a company that does “anything and everything dirt related.”

“From small commercial sites to large mining projects, we have the capabilities to handle it,” said Pinney, who is the President of the Skiatook, Oklahoma, business that he co-owns with his father, Tim. …

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2023 ARTBA Bridge Report

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) analysis of the recently released 2023 U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) National Bridge Inventory (NBI) database finds that 36 percent of all U.S. bridges – over 222,000 spans – require major repair work or replacement. Placed end‐to‐end, these structures span over 6,100 …

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Lower Fuel and Maintenance Costs

The new Caterpillar 988 GC Wheel Loader delivers reliable and efficient operation, allowing customers to move more material at a lower cost per hour for a faster return on investment. The new loader offers up to 5 percent less fuel consumption and up to 15 percent lower maintenance costs than …

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ABC Indiana/Kentucky Presents 2023 Excellence in Construction Awards

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) proudly celebrate the excellence achieved by their member companies each year through the prestigious Excellence in Construction Awards. This annual event not only acknowledges exceptional projects, but also serves as a powerful catalyst for increasing community awareness regarding the outstanding work delivered …

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3D-Printed Concrete Will Help Build the Future of the Construction Industry

WSP is helping construction clients find new and effective ways to add 3D-printed concrete (3DPC) – a form of automated fabrication that reduces labor cost, planning time, and waste – to their construction toolbox.

WSP supports RCAM Technologies, which provides concrete solutions for renewable energy, in the development of …

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An Extreme Ownership Approach to Fiber Projects

“If we touch a project, we own it” is the motto Chris Ward, Owner of NWA Fiber Communications, has built his business on. Over the last few years, his 50-plus person organization has owned many projects. But NWA Fiber Communications isn’t a typical utility contractor. The Harrison, Arkansas-based …

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James J. Anderson Construction Co., Inc. Creates Broad Street Quay Wall as Part of Philadelphia Navy Yard Revitalization

Why would an established highway contractor with a history of using a crane with diesel hammer for pile driving be working at the Philadelphia Navy Yard with a sophisticated pile driving rig? That would be fair question by anyone familiar with James J. Anderson Construction Co., Inc. (JJA) and Junttan …

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Bringing Modern Solutions to Construction

From pursuit to production, McCarthy Building Companies’ visualization team draws on technology to create three-dimensional (3D) renderings, animation, and virtual reality to enhance the contractor’s relationships with clients.

“We have a tight-knit group of talented 3D artists that work together to support McCarthy’s pursuit and project teams,” says Mary …

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The 20-Mile Second Segment of First Coast Expressway Moves Forward

Aiming to reduce congestion on area roads as the population of Jacksonville, Florida, grows and support economic growth, Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has embarked on the construction of the First Coast Expressway connecting Duval, Clay, and St. Johns counties.

“The First Coast Expressway has already helped to boost economic …

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Infrastructure Renewal Project Creates Entertainment Venue Out of Rock Island Bridge

An inventive infrastructure renewal project in Kansas City, Kansas, will transform the abandoned Rock Island Railroad bridge into America's first destination landmark bridge, with an entertainment district and public spaces to support people walking or biking on nearby trails.

“It can continue to be a way to get to the …

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Portland International Airport Expands Main Terminal with $2B PDX Next Project

Anticipating substantial growth in the coming decades, Portland International Airport (PDX) in Oregon is expanding the main terminal with its $2 billion PDX Next project.

“Along with our PDX Next partners, we’re building the space with an eye to the future,” says Allison Ferre, Media Relations Manager for the Port …

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CLM Equipment Co
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RJE Introduces ‘The HIVE’

Built with the healthcare community in mind, RJE Business Interiors (RJE), Falkbuilt, and numerous local cohorts are partnering to create an immersive experience in downtown Indianapolis called The HIVE (Healthcare Interiors Visionary Experiences).

Meant to act as a conduit to generate creative engagement and inspire thinking, The HIVE offers …

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DBIA Announces Six Projects in California as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Washington, Montana, and Idaho as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Florida and Georgia as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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The Dangers of Digging

Whether you’re using a hand shovel or an excavator, an earth drill or a trencher, a hole is a hole and there are several safety precautions that come along with a digging project. Sharp tools present the opportunity for dangerous situations, let alone combined with the power of a mechanical …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Ragle Build Approach for New I-69 Ohio River Crossing

Interstate 69 continues to expand through Indiana and Kentucky. Indiana already completed 116 miles from Evansville to Martinsville, with the final connection from Martinsville to Indianapolis underway. In Kentucky, 128 miles are in place from Henderson to Mayfield, and an additional 19 miles south to Fulton are expected to open …

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Fueled Up and Ready for Anything

Responsiveness is critical, especially when it comes to refueling a fleet. With a surge in infrastructure and construction spending coinciding with skyrocketing fuel prices, contractors may feel their fuel costs are out of control. Transportable fuel tanks can help control these costs and allow contractors to respond to the quickly …

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Lunda Construction Company Replaces I-94 Bridges Despite Unpredictable Rush River

In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed legislation that funded the creation of the Interstate Highway System. In the years that followed that momentous occasion, multiple highways and bridges were built. Almost 70 years later, many of the bridges and highways continue to exist and serve the driving public. Repairs …

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North Carolina DOT Expands Network of Multimodal Options with Rockingham Bypass

The United States interstate system is, among other things, an economic driver. To efficiently facilitate the movement of goods, the interstate system needs to keep up with changing needs. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Rockingham Bypass project focuses on two economically impactful corridors in the state and region. …

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Flex Route to Help Traffic Flow on US 23 in Livingston County

U.S. 23 is a north-south highway running from Jacksonville, Florida, to the northernmost point in Michigan. In Livingston County, Michigan – about 50 miles west of Detroit – U.S. 23 is the only major north-south route and it's plagued with congestion. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the …

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Wider Shoulders and Truck Climbing Lane Improve Safety and Traffic Flow on SR 169 in Nevada

When most people think of Nevada, they probably envision Las Vegas. The glitzy town is part of Clark County. Approximately 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas is Moapa Valley. Although still part of Clark County, this area is rural and includes mountains and deserts. This is where the Nevada Department …

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Reiman Corporation Completes New Curtis Street Bridge Over I-80 in Laramie Ahead of Schedule

In late August, the new Curtis Street Bridge over Interstate 80 in Laramie, Wyoming, opened to vehicle traffic – significantly earlier than scheduled. The $10.6 million Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) project began construction this past spring and was expected to be completed in late September. However, contractor Reiman Corporation …

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New Hampshire DOT Widens F.E. Everett Turnpike to Increase Capacity

Construction crews are making headway on the first of several major contracts to boost the capacity and safety of the F.E. Everett Turnpike (FEET). Alvin J. Coleman & Son Inc. recently passed the half-way mark on contract 13761D, which was awarded to the Conway, New Hampshire, contractor for a low …

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Designing for Safety

In the face of urban growth and rising traffic volumes, the search for innovative, efficient, and safe traffic management solutions has become paramount. Could roundabouts be part of the answer? Widely adopted in European cities, these structures are gradually making inroads in the United States, with 500 to 700 new …

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ASV Introduces the VT-100 and VT-100 Forestry Compact Track Loaders

ASV, an industry-leading brand of all-purpose and all-season compact track loaders and skid steers, introduces the VT-100 and VT-100 Forestry Posi-Track Compact Track Loaders. The new VT-100 compact track loader is a vertical lift machine that excels in loading and grading applications in landscaping and construction. The VT-100 Forestry …

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Second Annual Maine Construction Career Days Set for October

National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) Maine Chapter 276 is excited to share that the second annual Maine Construction Career Days will take place on October 5th at Midcoast Excavation in West Bath, Maine. The event will be open to all public and private high school students accompanied by …

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Yanmar Compact Equipment Introduces Its First Compact Track Loader – the TL100VS

Yanmar Compact Equipment introduces the TL100VS compact track loader – the first machine in its new compact track loader line. The loader is designed specifically for the construction, utility, and rental industries. The TL100VS offers Yanmar reliability, productivity, and intuitive features for enhanced efficiency and easy training for new operators. …

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Creating a Safer Utility Jobsite

There are inherent risks in being a utility worker. To make sure those risks don’t become reality, utilities – and the contractors they hire – must be on their A-games when it comes to safety, something they can learn more about at The Utility Expo, September 26-28 in Louisville, Kentucky. …

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RS&H Manages Construction of West Seattle Bridge Repairs

The West Seattle Bridge is one of the most-used pieces of infrastructure in the entire State of Washington. It connects a large portion of Seattle’s population to the downtown area, serving as the connector of bedroom communities to business centers.

The concrete segmental bridge’s future became in doubt in early …

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Mobile Impact Crusher MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO/NEOe Extends Kleemann’s Product Portfolio

With the mobile impact crusher MOBIREX MR 100(i) NEO/NEOe, Kleemann presents the first family member of the new NEO line. The machine is efficient, powerful, and extremely flexible – and all-electric operation is possible with the NEOe variant.

Thanks to their compact dimensions and a low transport weight, the MOBIREX …

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Mastering the Progressive Design-Build Delivery Method

Progressive design-build (PDB), known in some states as phased design-build, is gaining traction within the construction transportation industry for its collaborative approach and ability to streamline projects. Despite some early adopters, it remains underutilized in the transportation sector of the heavy civil industry, largely due to the ambiguity of this …

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Manafort Brothers Rehabs Roadway and Bridge Structures on I-691 in Connecticut

A $62 million design-build project on Interstate 691 in Connecticut aims to address roadway degradation, repair load-restricted bridges, and improve safety with new signage and guiderails.

“The goal of the project is to rehabilitate the highway and bridge structures along I-691 in Southington, Middlefield, Cheshire and Meriden, Connecticut,” says Steve …

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Kansas DOT Adds Restricted Crossing U-Turn to US 73

Aiming to reduce crashes and minimize delays on U.S. 73 (K-7) at Parallel Parkway, the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is creating the state’s first Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersection in Wyandotte County.

“The goal of this project was to improve safety because there was a history of injuries and …

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Barton Malow Builds $920M D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion for Michigan Medicine

Facing a growing demand for inpatient services, Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, is building the new $920 million D. Dan and Betty Kahn Health Care Pavilion.

“The adult inpatient hospitals of Michigan Medicine have consistently experienced high demand for inpatient rooms and surgical suites,” says Linda Larin, MBA, FACHE, Chief …

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Star Equipment Celebrates 55 Years Serving Iowa

For more than half a century, Star Equipment has provided construction machinery to contractors throughout Iowa. While the past few years have thrown a few curve balls – including the COVID-19 pandemic, inflation, and supply-chain challenges – the company has thrived and grown.

“We’re still doing the same work we …

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Minnesota DOT Upgrades Highway 52 Zumbrota to Cannon Falls

Safety and operational improvements to busy southbound Highway 52 from Zumbrota to Cannon Falls, Minnesota, remain on track to complete by the end of this year.

“It’s a growing corridor between Rochester, the third largest city in the state and the Twin Cities metro area, Minneapolis and St. Paul, which …

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McCarthy Building Companies Constructs Illinois Largest Solar Project

The largest solar project in Illinois, Swift Current’s 800-megawatt, $535 million Double Black Diamond job, remains under construction in Sangamon and Morgan counties.

“The project will produce enough power annually for the equivalent of more than 100,000 homes,” says Grant St. George, Vice President Project Executive with McCarthy Building …

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Setting an Example

In this illuminating Q&A session, Sanford Garner, FAIA, NOMAC, LEED AP ND, Founding Partner and President at RG Collaborative, shares his journey and insights as only the third African American in the state of Indiana to be named to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. …

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Keystone Group and Indy Eleven Break Ground on Eleven Park

Over 30 years ago, Ersal Ozdemir, Chairman and Founder of Keystone Group and Indy Eleven, moved away from his home country of Turkey to pursue an engineering degree at Purdue University.

In 2002, Ozdemir started Keystone Group, a development, construction, property management, and investments company, and in 2013, Ozdemir …

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Preventing Oil Issues

Modern engine design and the need to reduce CO2 emissions have led to the development of additional engine oil categories and a growing number of engine oil viscosity grades for diesel engines. In 2016, the launch of two new diesel engine oil categories (API CK-4 and API FA-4) required …

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Projects in Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Vermont, Connecticut, and Maine won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Virginia, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Maryland as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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DBIA Announces Intralox Hammond Project as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winner

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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DBIA Announces Projects in New York and Pennsylvania as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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DBIA Announces Projects in Arizona and Colorado as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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$907.8M, 21-Part Comite River Diversion Canal Project Reduces Flood Risks as Baton Rouge Expands

As the growing population in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, expands the metropolitan area, development has stretched into the floodplain of the Comite River Basin. Occasional flooding that previously occurred in swampland or largely wooded areas with only scattered agricultural usage now impacts many more people.

To reduce the risk of urban …

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Sundt Construction Transforms University of Arizona’s Historic Chemistry-Physics Building

Construction at the Chemistry-Physics building on the University of Arizona’s main Tucson campus involved renovation with historic preservation and building a new facility. Started at the peak of supply chain delays, both parts of the $42 million project needed to tie together without disrupting the busy campus.

To accomplish that …

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Complex Construction and Community Mitigation Require Seven Phases for I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project

Faced with tight spaces and complex construction, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) divided roadway work for the Interstate 16/Interstate 75 Interchange Improvement project in Macon, Georgia, into six phases with multiple construction contracts.

But the complexities didn’t stop there. Because the highway improvements impacted the adjacent Pleasant Hill neighborhood, …

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What Contractors Need to Consider Before Renting

In an industry where proper equipment plays a vital role in project success, making informed decisions about your rental choices is essential. Not only does renting offer cost-effective solutions for contractors, but it also allows additional flexibility, efficiency, reduced storage cost, and other capabilities to help streamline projects.

According to …

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New York State DOT Improves the Resilience of the Bridges of Westchester County

Located directly north of New York City, Westchester County is a dynamic and highly populated area. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) is in the middle of the Lower Westchester Bridge Bundle project, which is impacting multiple bridges in the area. The project will help keep traffic flowing …

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Route 7 Corridor Improvements Help Commute in Northern Virginia

One of the key east-west roadways through bustling Northern Virginia is Route 7. The route passes through Fairfax County, which borders Maryland and is close to Washington, D.C. Much, but not all, of Route 7 in the area is six lanes. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is nearing completion …

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Latest Segment of Foothill Gold Line Nears Completion

A massive transportation project in California's San Gabriel Valley region has recently commemorated a significant milestone, with the completion of all track work for the Glendora to Pomona segment of the Foothill Gold Line light rail system. This 9.1-mile segment, which includes new stations in Glendora, San Dimas, La Verne, …

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Greater Work Zone Safety

Construction sites are dynamic and hazardous environments where the well-being of workers should always be a top priority. Among the various safety measures, an often overlooked aspect is the practice of escape routes. In active work zones where danger will always lurk, having well-established escape routes can be a matter …

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Skid Steers Forever

The way that compact track loaders (CTLs) have completely blown up the rubber-tired skid steer market in the last 15 years is something that – when the history of construction equipment is written – we’ll all remember as a pivotal sea change in the way we work and the way …

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Fostering a Nurturing Environment

Workplace design consists of a variety of amenities as employers strive to attract and retain their employees. A mother’s room, or a nursing or lactation room, is a place where employees currently breastfeeding can go to comfortably, conveniently, and privately express breastmilk during a day at work. Since becoming an …

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New Hampshire Construction Career Days Returns in September

New Hampshire’s Construction Career Days (NHCCD) will be taking place once again on Thursday, September 28 and Friday, September 29 at the Hillsborough County Youth Center in New Boston, New Hampshire. With over 2,000 New Hampshire high school students already registered, and a waiting list started, it is expected that …

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ACEC Indiana Presents 35th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Indiana (ACEC Indiana) recognized a handful of the state’s most respected engineering firms during its 35th annual Engineering Excellence Awards at the Marriott Hotel in Indianapolis this Spring.

Echoing the organization’s commitment to establishing and maintaining the highest standards of technical performance and …

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Leveraging Telematics for Fleet Maintenance and Management

Telematics has become table stakes industrywide – today, rental store owners expect standard connectivity for their entire equipment fleet.

In the early days of telematics, rental companies wanted to access all of the data from the machine. Then, there was a period of time when they said they were getting …

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Big Industry Changes

Hydraulics and electrification are providing a range of future opportunities and challenges for companies producing lubricants and hydraulic fluids.

Big changes are coming for the hydraulics industry with the increase in electrification of vehicles, digital controls, and actuators. However, hydraulic systems themselves look set to stay for a while because …

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Alabama DOT and Ikaros Widen Congested US 82/McFarland Boulevard

Aiming to decrease congestion along U.S. 82, the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) has embarked on a $33.9 million widening of the road in Tuscaloosa County.

“This is a capacity project,” says Terence Williamson, Project Manager for ALDOT. “This is to handle the load from growth.”

Tuscaloosa County has …

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Colorado DOT and Kiewit Infrastructure Add Auxiliary Lanes to I-70 Near Vail

Aiming to reduce motor vehicle crashes and closures along steep and curvy Interstate 70, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) has embarked on the $250 million West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes Project.

“The purpose of this project revolves around safety and operations,” says John W. Kronholm, Resident Engineer with …

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First Phase of I-44/US 75 Interchange Project Wraps Up in Tulsa

The first $90 million phase of improvements to the aging Interstate 44 and U.S. 75 interchange in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is open to traffic and substantially complete, with more phases planned.

“This is the oldest section of interstate in Oklahoma,” says Seth Buchanan, Assistant District Engineer for construction in Oklahoma …

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Pavement and Safety Improvements on the Akron Beltway and Central Interchange are Underway

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is making steady progress on upgrading the aging Akron Beltway and Central Interchange, involving Interstate 77, Interstate 76 and State Route 8, as part of a $160 million pavement replacement project.

“This project will dramatically improve pavement and safety for many years to come,” …

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The Value of Relationships Built Through Community Service

Sam Mishelow, Outgoing Director of Client Development at Meyer Najem, officially retired effective June 15th after spending more than two decades playing an instrumental role in shaping Meyer Najem's legacy.

With nearly a quarter-century of experience, Mishelow offers valuable perspectives on the evolution of Meyer Najem, its commitment …

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An Emerging Ecosystem

The way you’ve worked for the last 40 years is likely not the way you'll work the next 40, for many reasons. The ongoing labor shortage, the demand for improved productivity and the need to stay competitive are likely at the top of the list. Technology is a proven force …

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Iowa DOT’s Project to add Adult Changing Facilities to Iowa Rest Areas Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

An Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) project won a regional award in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference …

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Washington State DOT’s Colman Dock Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) project won a regional award in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference …

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Projects in Florida and Georgia Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Florida and Georgia won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Projects in North Carolina and Virginia Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation (DOT) projects in North Carolina and Virginia won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in …

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Projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and New York won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a …

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Equipment East, Nine-Time Top-Performing DEVELON Dealer, Credits Success to the Team’s Collective Effort to Put Customers First

DEVELON announces its selection of top-performing dealers for 2022, with Equipment East LLC taking the top spot among more than 180 authorized DEVELON construction equipment dealers in North America. Equipment East earned recognition for its exceptional performance in sales, parts, and service in the Massachusetts and New Hampshire market.

"We …

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San Diego's Mid-Coast Corridor Project Named Best Construction Project of 2023, Receives Build America Grand Award

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners has honored Mid-Coast Transit Constructors with the 2023 Build America Grand Award for the Mid-Coast Corridor project in San Diego, California. As the top prize of the Build America Awards, this award designates the Mid-Coast Corridor as the best construction …

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Projects in Illinois and Kentucky Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Illinois and Kentucky won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Minnesota and Wisconsin won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Revolutionizing Equipment Ownership

Today’s heavy equipment owners need every minute of work they can get from their machines, and they need a clear picture of each machine’s total cost of ownership (TCO). A comprehensive solution for these needs? A strong telematics program.

Not only can the right telematics offering make your life easier …

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Toebe Construction LLC Rebuilds I-69 Near Lapeer County for a Smoother Ride

Lapeer County is approximately one hour north of Detroit. Interstate 69 runs east-west through the county before heading south through the state capital and to the Indiana border. Other major roadways in the area include Michigan 24 and Michigan 53. The north-south routes run straight through Detroit. The Michigan Department …

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Oakland Avenue/Route 286 Reconstruction in Western Pennsylvania Adds Capacity and Enables Further Development

Located in western Pennsylvania, approximately 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, Indiana County has had a great deal of commercial growth and local infrastructure needs to be improved to keep up. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 10 has nearly completed the Oakland Avenue/Route 286 Reconstruction Project, which will help …

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Maryland DOT SHA Preserves US 301 Bridge Over Chester River

Major bridges in Maryland are inspected every two years by the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). The focus on system preservation has enabled the state to have one of the lowest number of poorly related bridges in the nation. Recently, the northbound U.S. 301 bridge over …

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SR 167 Completion Project Expands Critical Infrastructure Around the Port of Tacoma

The Port of Tacoma, which is just south of Seattle and part of Pierce County, is a major economic driver for the region, state, and country. A 2019 study found that the port supported over 42,000 jobs, generated almost $3 billion in labor income, and produced over $100 million in …

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I-29 in Kansas City Benefits from Missouri’s Focus on Bridges Program

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has been completing various bridge work as part of Governor Mike Parson’s $351 million Focus on Bridges program. The program aims to repair or replace 250 bridges across the state. A few bridges impacted by the recently completed I-29 Multiple Bridge Replacement project are …

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Maximizing Screening Uptime

With the increase in infrastructure spending in the last few years, producers have plenty of work to do. To keep up with increased demand, mines and quarries need to reach and maintain high levels of productivity.

This is easier said than done. Unexpected downtime, increasing operating costs and Murphy’s Law …

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Granite Construction Rehabilitates I-8 in San Diego County for 70 More Years of Use

Interstate 8, which runs from the Pacific Ocean to south central Arizona, is a major traffic corridor through southern California, most significantly through the metropolitan San Diego area, where it carries a wide range of commuter, recreational, industrial, and agricultural traffic. The heavy (and growing) traffic numbers have resulted in …

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Keeping Workers Safe

Being a construction worker is one of the most dangerous and potentially fatal jobs. There are roughly 150,000 construction jobsite injuries each year, and one in five deaths among U.S. workers is in the construction industry. But despite bulky safety gear and protocols that is meant to keep construction workers …

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Wyman and Simpson Replaces Three Vital Bridges in Maine DOT’s Western Region

Three vital bridges in Maine’s rural western region, having long outlived their 50-year design life, are being replaced under a single contract with Maine DOT.

Richmond, Maine contractor Wyman and Simpson won the bundled bridges contract with a bid of $14.5 million. All of the bridges are structurally deficient. …

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Improving Patient Outcomes

Emergency Departments (EDs) frequently handle the intake of patients with mental health care needs.

In today’s mental health crisis, there is a widespread shortage of beds to handle certain populations. Patients may languish in the ED for hours or days before they can be linked to an appropriate inpatient program. …

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When AI Gets Real

The promise and problems of AI have become a national conversation in 2023, as we touched on in our April piece highlighting generative AI. Some journalists are waxing rhapsodic about all the crazy things that AI can already do. Others are writing with concern about things it is doing and …

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Marshfield Scrap Looks Beyond Their Own Yard for More Revenue Opportunities

When faced with new challenges, Chris Burt looked beyond his company’s scrap yard to new revenue opportunities. He saw potential with more mobile services. And they’ve since led to considerable company growth and success.

As the General Manager of Marshfield Scrap, Burt wears many hats. One area of expertise …

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The Power of Innovative Technologies

In the fast-paced construction industry, where time is money, there is a constant demand for innovative technologies that can enhance efficiency and productivity. Among the game-changing combinations that have emerged, one stands out: the Mecalac 9 MWR Excavator paired with a tiltrotator and grade control system. Luke Parmenter – an …

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Sam Mishelow Announces Retirement after 24 Years at Meyer Najem

Sam Mishelow, Outgoing Director of Client Development at Meyer Najem, officially retired effective June 15th after spending more than two decades playing an instrumental role in shaping Meyer Najem's legacy.

With nearly a quarter-century of experience, Mishelow offers valuable perspectives on the evolution of Meyer Najem, its commitment …

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The Top Treatment for the Bottom of the Curve

The latest treatment to the indus toolkit is Paver-Placed Stabilized Full Depth Reclamation (PPSFDR). This unique and modern version of full depth reclamation allows the company to cater to clients across the full spectrum of the asphalt deterioration curve and provide a full range of support to road managers. Sometimes …

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Less Downtime, More Preventative Maintenance

Gary Carpenter Construction Co. began with a single backhoe and a dump truck in 1977 and has since grown to a massive fleet of earthmovers and skilled professionals who lay the groundwork for central Arkansas construction. The company’s work ranges from large-scale institutional and commercial work such as hospitals, schools, …

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Georgia DOT Nears Final Stretch of Transform 285/400 in Atlanta

Aiming to reduce congestion and improve safety at the Interstate 285/SR 400 interchange in Atlanta, the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has made substantial progress on its approximately $800 million Transform 285/400 improvement project in a fast-growing area of the metro.

“The majority of work on I-285 and on SR …

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Suffolk Construction Built Complicated 336,000-Square-Foot Multistory Distribution Center on Four-Acre Lot in Brooklyn

A multilevel spec warehouse project in Brooklyn, New York, turned complicated when the owner found a tenant requiring significant changes, leading the contractor to swiftly respond, deftly adjust and deliver a remarkable project ahead of time and under budget.

“I’m proud of the team’s ability to adapt every day to …

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Iowa DOT Improves Des Moines Bridge Infrastructure with 2nd Avenue Corridor Projects

As part of the 2nd Avenue Corridor Construction project in Des Moines, Iowa, the city is replacing one bridge over Birdland Drive and rehabilitating a second structure over the Des Moines River.

“This project will improve the city’s bridge infrastructure for decades to come,” says Ben M. Cole, Project …

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Bauman Landscape & Construction Increases Sustainability Through Less Water Usage and Concrete Waste

Concrete remains a construction mainstay, even though the building material is responsible for significant carbon dioxide emissions. But some contractors are finding ways to use concrete in more environmentally friendly ways, including with the use of volumetric mixers.

“Sustainability is important out here,” says Mike Bauman, President and Co-Founder …

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Granger Construction Updates Michigan State University Football Complex to Expand Amenities for All Student Athletes

Hoping to provide optimal facilities for students and entice potential students, Michigan State University (MSU) is updating and expanding its Football Complex.

“The main goal is to take care of the men and women student athletes and ensure they have the best facilities to use,” says Jason VanZee, Project Manager …

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Archer-United Joint Venture Makes Significant Progress on Wide-Ranging I-26 Midlands Connection Project

Significant progress has taken place toward the completion of the $421 million Midlands Connection project on Interstate 26 in South Carolina, with multiple bridges and one new interchange open to traffic.

“Getting the bridges open was a big deal to the public,” says Ginny Jones, Spokesperson for the South …

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Missouri DOT Rehabs 14 Bridges on I-55 in St. Louis

With many mainline bridges on Interstate 55 in the St. Louis area in need of major rehabilitation, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bundled 14 of them into one $63 million contract.

“By bidding this work together, we can improve coordination, reduce length of impacts to the travelling public and …

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Nebraska DOT’s Lincoln South Beltway Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) project won a regional award in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference in …

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OHM Advisors’ Kramer Takes the Helm at ACEC/Michigan, Shares His Priorities and Visions as President

OHM Advisors President Jon Kramer, PE, has been appointed President of the Michigan Section of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/Michigan), marking a significant milestone in his 30-year career in the engineering industry.

Kramer's journey with OHM Advisors began at a young age when he joined the firm …

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Sixth Street Viaduct in Los Angeles Honored with Top Engineering Achievement, the 2023 Grand Conceptor Award

The Sixth Street Viaduct Project in Los Angeles has been awarded the 2023 Grand Conceptor Award, recognizing it as the most outstanding engineering achievement of the year. The project was honored at the 57th Annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala (EEA), a national juried competition awards ceremony sponsored by the American …

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CTBUH Honors 2050 M Street Project in Washington, DC with Two Best Tall Building Awards

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces its 2023 Award of Excellence winners, honoring more than 100 projects in sustainable vertical urbanism from around the world. The awards recognize achievements in over 20 categories and subcategories, including Best Tall Building; Best Tall Non-Building; Innovation; Urban Habitat; Repositioning; …

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CTBUH Honors Chicago Projects, 800 Fulton Market and CME Center, with Awards of Excellence

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces its 2023 Award of Excellence winners, honoring more than 100 projects in sustainable vertical urbanism from around the world. The awards recognize achievements in over 20 categories and subcategories, including Best Tall Building; Best Tall Non-Building; Innovation; Urban Habitat; Repositioning; …

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Projects in Arizona and Utah Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Arizona and Utah won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Two Projects in South Dakota Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state departments of transportation (DOTs) for making a difference in …

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Lunda Construction Overcomes Challenge after Challenge to Complete Racine Street Bridge Replacement Project

As Lunda Construction Co. of Black River Falls, Wisconsin, worked on the Racine Street Bridge Replacement project in Menasha, Wisconsin, in the heart of the pandemic, they dealt with supply chain delays for materials that are hard to procure even in normal times; fast, variable river currents; and a plethora …

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Arkansas DOT Improves Access to Popular Vacation Spot with Highway 270 Expansion

Hot Springs, Arkansas, which is in the Ouachita Mountains, features a national park, hot springs, numerous recreational lakes, and historic Bath House Row. As a popular tourist destination for in-state residents and beyond, the city traffic swells during the summer. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is in the middle …

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Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Improves Mobility on I-80/I-215 – the Crossroads to the West

Interstate 80 traverses the entire continental United States. The route runs from San Francisco to North Jersey, just outside New York City. Interstate 215 runs through Utah and includes a three-quarters loop around Salt Lake City and its suburbs. The two interstates cross in Eastern Salt Lake City. The Utah …

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Oregon DOT Repairs Scenic Columbia River Highway and Toothrock Tunnel

The Columbia River Highway, located in Oregon, is a 75-mile highway that offers views of the Columbia River and Gorge. The gorge, which is 80 miles long and up to 4,000 feet deep, is 30 miles east of Portland. According to Travel Portland, it “… offers amazing views, hiking, mountain …

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Cianbro Corporation Replaces Vermont’s Only Remaining Vehicular Drawbridge

On Lake Champlain in northwest Vermont, a historic and vital drawbridge has been replaced with an all-new, modern structure, thanks to a five-year Vermont Agency of Transportation (VTrans) project. The $74.5 million undertaking, funded with federal Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) funds and state funds, included the building of a temporary …

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More Power for More Efficiency

Expanding the product line, the new Caterpillar RM600 and RM800 Reclaimer/Stabilizers offer the power, performance, and productivity needed to efficiently complete full-depth reclamation and soil stabilization projects. These versatile machines compete at the high end of the reclaimer/stabilizer size class with an all-new adjustable height design capable of cross-slope cutting. …

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Reservoirs of Opportunity

In recent years, technological advances have opened doors for contractors of all types to expand capabilities, gather more data to drive decision making and improve project delivery. For progressive heavy civil and earthworks firms such as Goodfellow Bros., that search, test, and deploy mentality has resulted in some impressive, …

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Breaking Ground

The architectural, engineering, and construction community in Indiana is unwavering in its dedication to delivering exceptional buildings throughout the state in 2023. In this edition of "Improving our Built Environment," a selection of local projects that have recently commenced construction will be showcased.

MKM architecture + design – Lutheran Kosciousko …
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Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana Hosts 20th Annual Excellence in Construction Awards

The Building Contractors Association (BCA) is a professional trade association that has served northeast Indiana’s commercial construction industry since 1917.

The BCA and Irving Materials Inc. (IMI) teamed up to present the 2023 BCA IMI Excellence in Construction Awards to recognize outstanding projects and the work of BCA members. This …

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Ramping Up Your Construction Workforce

The work is out there. Billions of dollars’ worth of new construction projects are getting the green light, and the future looks bright for contractors that can do the work. After the last few years of a pandemic, economic downturns, construction workforce strains, rising costs, and supply chain issues, this …

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One Size Does Not Fit All

Wheel loaders. Pay loaders. Front-end loaders. Many different names, but all ultimately describing the same thing: rubber-tired articulating loaders that primarily operate a bucket on the front end used for loading trucks on jobsites, hoppers in production plants, and any other applications for moving material.

They’re also compatible with a …

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Key Wheel Loader Trends in 2023

The construction industry is seeing a rapid evolution in heavy equipment and machinery technology. Wheel loaders are crucial for material-handling operations and remain a staple product on North American jobsites.

With advancements in technology and changing market demands, manufacturers are introducing new features and designs to enhance wheel loader efficiency, …

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I-64 Improvements Under Way in West Virginia

Aiming to improve capacity on Interstate 64 between Nitro and St. Albans, the West Virginia Department of Transportation also expects the $240 million, multiyear project will enhance safety and support economic growth in the region.

“It’s a big project with a lot going on and a lot of coordination,” says …

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Mississippi DOT Executive Director White Makes Great Strides for State’s Transportation Needs

A native of the State of Mississippi, the Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has made great strides in addressing his top priorities for the agency – developing a better relationship with the legislature and stemming the loss of employees.

“We have had two of the best …

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McCarthy Building Companies Employs CMAR to Change Kansas City Healthcare Landscape

McCarthy Building Companies has taken the Kansas City healthcare market by storm, constructing numerous projects using a Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) delivery method since opening an office in the community about a decade ago.

“We are doing some significant projects,” says Seth Kelso, Market Leader for McCarthy in …

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Another Section of the I-405 Master Plan Comes to Life in Washington

The Interstate 405/NE 132nd Street interchange project aims to improve motorists’ ability to access the highway in the Kirkland urban center.

“It will provide travelers with better access to jobs and recreation,” says Marisa Chong, Project Engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

The interchange project is …

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Q&A with Pat Pasterick

The College of Architecture and Planning (CAP) Alumni Awards Program at Ball State University honors alumni each year who have achieved great professional success or made notable contributions in architecture, construction management, historic preservation, interior design, landscape architecture, urban design, and urban planning. The highest honor that a Ball State …

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Making Room for Future Development

In recent years, infrastructure upgrades in urban cities have been ongoing across the country. This is true for Grand Rapids, Michigan, which is the second largest city in the state. Directly in the historic section of the downtown area, veteran contractor Kamminga & Roodvoets, Inc. (K&R) has been undertaking the …

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Major Improvements Coming to Wichita’s K-96, Construction Expected to Begin in 2026

WSP USA, an engineering and professional services firm, is partnering with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) to implement the K-96 Improvements Project, which will enhance safety, increase capacity, and alleviate congestion on the heavily trafficked Kansas State Highway 96 (K-96) freeway in Wichita.

With a budget of $260 …

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FHWA Announces $51.2M Grant for Six Bridge Projects in South Carolina, $72M Grant for Arland D. Williams Jr. Memorial Bridge Project in DC

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $24M to Fund the Palm Avenue Bridge Project in California

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $13.9M to Fund the Burgard Bridge Project in Oregon

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $15.1M to Fund the John Nolen Drive Reconstruction Project in Wisconsin

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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Kay & Kay Contracting Overcomes Logistical Challenges to Replace Four Sets of Outdated Bridges Along Kentucky’s I-64

As Kay & Kay Contracting, LLC, of London, Kentucky, replaces four sets of overpass bridges along Interstate 64 East and West in Franklin County, Kentucky, they face extra logistical challenges with crews, equipment, materials, and traffic control.

“This project is unique in that it’s all one project, but we …

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Just Add Water

Acid rain, road salt, and normal wear and tear wreak havoc on concrete over time. Because building new bridges to replace the thousands of old structures isn’t practical, the solution to ensure safety typically lies in replacing old bridge deck concrete with new material.

Hydrodemolition, a technique that has been …

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Caltrans Replaces Iconic Glenn Highway 162 Butte City Bridge

California may be synonymous with Hollywood and Silicon Valley, yet the massive state has been the nation’s top agricultural state since the end of World War II. Glenn County, which is in north central California, is home to many farms that produce almonds, walnuts, rice, and more. Butte City, a …

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I-90 Reconstruction Creates Smoother Ride in Southeast South Dakota

McCook County, South Dakota, is about 30 miles northwest of Sioux Falls. Interstate 90 runs through the rural county, which is home to nearly 6,000 people. The longest east-west highway in the country, I-90 runs from Seattle to Boston. The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) is wrapping up a …

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Arizona DOT Widens I-17 to Create an Improved Connection Through the State

The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is expanding Interstate 17 (I-17) to help traffic flow across the state.

I-17 runs north–south through Arizona from Flagstaff to Phoenix. The nearly 146-mile interstate, which was completed in 1978, has been deemed a key commerce corridor by the state.

“This is a critical …

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Extra Lanes Reduce Congestion on SR 72 in Delaware

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is in the middle of a project in Bear, which is approximately 10 miles south of Wilmington. The work is occurring on State Route 72, which runs through the city and New Castle County. Upon completion, area residents will experience more reliable travel times …

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RC Construction Expands Hurlburt Field in Preparation for New Military Aircraft

Dwarfed by the adjacent Eglin Air Force Base (the world’s largest airbase) and nowhere near as famous as nearby Pensacola Naval Air Station (home to the world-famed Blue Angels), Hurlburt Field in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida, is nonetheless a key component in our national defense structure. Serving as the headquarters …

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Michigan DOT’s I-275 Rebuild Project Shifts Into New Phase

In Michigan's Wayne County, the latest phase of construction on the extensive Interstate 275 Rebuilding Project is in full swing. The four-year, multiple-phase, Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) project, also known as “Revive 275”, began construction in July 2021. This $281 million road improvement undertaking – scheduled for completion in …

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AECOM Upgrades Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility to Protect the Connecticut River

One of New England’s largest wastewater treatment plants is undergoing $33 million in upgrades to help protect the Connecticut River, the region’s longest waterway.

A construction team headed by AECOM is making significant changes to the existing Springfield Regional Wastewater Treatment Facility (SRWTF) that will not only bring the 46-year-old …

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A Top Priority

Worker safety should always be the number one priority on the jobsite. Companies can implement best practices and strategies to keep projects moving and costs down all while working in a safe and productive environment.

When it comes to the workplace, it’s important to lead by example. According to the …

Staying Above Water

Here’s a scenario that’s been known to play out in one form or another at any number of construction sites: workers carrying a large ladder accidentally knock off sprinkler heads that had earlier been hooked up. They are a planned protection against fire, but pose a risk for flooding as …

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The I-440 and Blue Ridge Road Improvements Will Bring Relief to Raleigh Beltline

The population of Raleigh, North Carolina has been growing steadily with the metro area at nearly 1.6 million. Interstate 440, known locally as the Beltline, nearly encircles the center of Raleigh. Just like when a person’s midsection grows, their belt needs to be taken to the next notch over, so …

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UES Helps Assembly Atlanta Project Get Off of the Ground

New life is blooming in Doraville, Georgia, with construction of Assembly Atlanta nearing completion, but first Orlando-based UES (formerly Universal Engineering Sciences) is performing some essential geotechnical, testing, and inspections to ensure successful delivery of the mixed-use development.

“This type of development puts a spotlight on Atlanta and Georgia,” says …

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Idaho’s Transportation Department Aims to Enhance Resident’s Lives with Efficient Transportation Solutions

Quickly delivering quality transportation projects to enhance the lives of Idaho residents and to facilitate the efficient movement of freight, remains a top priority for Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Director Scott Stokes.

“We’ve coined the term ‘invest with purpose’,” Stokes says. “We are oriented to make the citizens and …

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Safety and Customer Satisfaction are Top Priorities for Maine Drilling & Blasting

Rock solid and dependable, Maine Drilling & Blasting (MD&B) has served the construction industry well for more than 57 years, with its core values, a commitment to safety, and quality work. The company, with corporate headquarters in Gardiner, Maine, has expanded its Foundation Services Group, nearly tripling revenues for this …

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Michigan DOT Reconstructs I-196 in Ottawa County

The rebuilding of seven miles of highway on Interstate 196 in Ottawa County, Michigan, is scheduled for completion this fall.

“This project was selected based on its remaining years of service life for the existing pavement, as well as the pavement conditions, which required extensive repairs,” says Cole Shafer, …

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Walsh Construction Co. and Milestone Contractors Bring I-69 Into Final Phase in Indiana

Work progresses on the I-69 Finish Line project, converting State Route 37 into a limited-access interstate highway, between Martinsville, Indiana, and Interstate 465 in Indianapolis.

“This is the newest interstate in the nation and the only new interstate under construction at this time,” says Tim Miller, Senior Project Manager …

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Steven K. Alspaugh: Lessons Learned From a 40-Year Career in Design

You were recently elevated to the AIA College of Fellows. What does that mean to you, as someone who has devoted decades of his life to architecture?

It’s a milestone on a journey as opposed a destination. For me, it's a great accolade, but I wake up every morning, thinking, …

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Fieldhouse of the Future

In 2017, Pacers Sports & Entertainment (PSE) took on the second-largest renovation project in the history of the NBA with a $362 million investment in modernizing Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Phase one focused on interior improvements and featured new elements such as sideline clubs, retractable club seating, and a new center-hung scoreboard. …

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Chip Ganassi Racing expands Indy Facility to build on Winning Legacy

Winners of 21 championships since 1990, including a recent victory at the 2022 Indianapolis 500 by driver Marcus Ericsson, the Chip Ganassi Racing Team has solidified itself as one of the most prolific winners in the sport since the team was founded 30 years ago.

Last fall, Ganassi identified the …

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Stantec Receives Grand Conceptor Award for Bridging Kentucky Program at ACEC-KY Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies Kentucky Chapter (ACEC-KY) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to Stantec for the Bridging Kentucky program, a bridge rehabilitation and replacement initiative launched by the …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $73M to Fund the Lafayette Avenue Bridge Project in Michigan

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $21M to Fund the Castleton-on-Hudson Bridge Project in New York

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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FHWA Announces $300M Investment in Bridge Projects Across the United States, $11.5M to Fund Replacement of Seven Rural Bridges in Oklahoma

The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently revealed plans to allocate nearly $300 million for nine small- and medium-sized bridge projects in both urban and rural areas. The grants, awarded in eight states and the District of Columbia, are part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law's Bridge …

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Crews Work Overtime in Tight Spaces to Complete Minnesota’s $95M Highway 10 Project

The $95 million Highway 10 project in Anoka, Minnesota, spans just 2.5 miles – but it involves two general contractors working on separate but adjacent parts, reconstructing and improving multiple roads, bridges, and intersections next to homes, businesses, and three cemeteries. In the densely populated community northwest of Minneapolis/St. Paul, …

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Caltrans and Security Paving Reconstruct I-680 with Minimal Disruptions to the Public

California’s Interstate 680 runs north to south in Northern California. Built in the 1920s, the 70-mile I-680 goes from near Fairfield to San Jose. Among the cities I-680 passes are San Ramon and Sunol. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is in the middle of a project on I-680 that …

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Wyoming DOT Creates Better Interstate Access with I-80 Project in Rock Springs

Sometimes, opportunities arise in unexpected ways. The Wyoming Department of Transportation’s (WYDOT) I-80 Rock Springs project might not have happened if an accident had not occurred. The project will improve connectivity in the area, encourage development, increase accessibility, and provide extra routes for commuters.

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Pittsburgh International Airport Creates New Terminal to Meet the Air Travel Market of Today

There’s a massive construction project taking place at the Pittsburgh International Airport. When the new terminal opens, it will mark the end of a 30-year period and the beginning of a new era.

The current terminal building was built in the early 1990s. At that time, 80 percent of the …

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Elite Builders Uses 3D Technology to Tackle Complex Jobs More Efficiently

As the state of this post-pandemic employment market is proving, people are not afraid to make serious career changes. Gone is the apprehension and fear of the unknown – replaced instead by a boldness and sense of excitement in the new chapter unfolding before them. Although his actions predated the …

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Louisiana DOTD Widening Project Completes Improvements to I-10 Between I-49 and Atchafalaya Basin Bridge

The segment of Interstate 10 which spans the state of Louisiana is perhaps the state's most vital corridor. It carries an ever-growing amount of multi-modal freight and industrial traffic, plus tourism traffic into the state or passing through the state. The southernmost cross-country highway in the National Highway System, I-10 …

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Trending Toward Net-Zero Carbon

The conversation about how our buildings use energy has shifted over the past two decades.

Back then, “energy-efficient” design was evaluated primarily by energy cost savings. These were the early days of green building certification, and the building design and construction industry was just starting to process and communicate the …

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University of Wisconsin–Madison Builds New Recreation Center

As part of a $236 million recreational master plan, the University of Wisconsin–Madison, nears completion of the new Bakke Recreation and Wellbeing Center, with a gymnasium, pool, and ice rink.

“We are about to open this up, less than three years since our last one,” says Sadat Khan, Senior Associate …

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Florida DOT Improves Okeechobee Road in Miami-Dade County

On heavily traveled SR 25, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has embarked on one of several projects to enhance travel a major arterial roadway in Miami.

“The purpose of this project is to improve the overall traffic operation and safety along these parts of a 10-mile corridor,” says George …

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Gordie Howe Bridge Takes a Major Step Forward

Significant progress has taken place in the past year on the new $5.7 billion (Canadian) Gordie Howe International Bridge, which aims to improve the movement of people and goods between Windsor, Ontario, and Detroit.

“The project – the bridge, the two new Ports of Entry and the Michigan Interchange, along …

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Idaho I-90 Overpass Replacements Progressing Smoothly Near Kellogg

The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is replacing the Division and Elizabeth Park overpasses on Interstate 90 in the northern part of the state, near Kellogg, to improve safety.

“The aging bridges were past their service life and were scheduled for replacement,” says Joey Sprague, Project Manager for ITD. “We …

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Lunda Construction Co. and Missouri DOT Replace the I-70 Rocheport Bridge

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is replacing the aging Rocheport Bridge on Interstate 70 over the Missouri River and Katy Trail and the first of the twin bridges is nearing completion.

“The bridge was reaching the end of its useful life,” says Mike Schupp, Construction and Materials Engineer …

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Kokosing Construction Co. Replaces DiSalle Bridge as Part of Ohio I-75 Improvements

The Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $352 million, multi-year dual improvement projects on Interstate 75 in Wood and Lucas counties include the replacement of the DiSalle Bridge over the Maumee River.

“The goals of this project along with the entire corridor, from Findlay up to Michigan, are to improve …

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BEEBE Design Creates Dynamic Pine Village Elementary Design for Tight-Knit Community

With a population just over 200 people according to 2020 census, Pine Village, Indiana, has been home to several remarkable structures over the years, including a two-story, 1909 Italian Romanesque-style elementary school (which eventually burned down), and a 1940 Midwestern-Art-Deco-style gymnasium.

Heavily crowded and in need of numerous repairs, Pine …

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Critical Care Building Receives Build America Award from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Projects in Washington, D.C. and Maryland Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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W.K. Kellogg Institute and Dental Building Project Receives Build America Award from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Projects in Vermont and Massachusetts Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Projects in Washington and Oregon Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Projects in Utah and Arizona Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Reed & Reed Replaces 102-Year-Old Bridge Between Hinsdale, New Hampshire, and Brattleboro, Vermont

After many years of community planning, citizens in Hinsdale, New Hampshire and Brattleboro, Vermont will finally get their wish – a new bridge replacement that will cross over the Connecticut River along New Hampshire Route 119.

Reed & Reed, Inc. of Woolwich, Maine, is the general contractor for the $61.2 …

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CR 314 Reconstruction Brings New Upgrades for Drivers, Hikers, and Cyclists

Idaho Springs, Colorado, located approximately 30 miles west of Denver, was once a mining town. Today, the city of nearly 1,800 people is a great place to go whitewater rafting, hike trails, and more. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is in the middle of a project along the frontage …

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Virginia DOT Gives Commuters a Solution for Washington D.C., Congestion with 95 Express Lanes

The area in and around Washington, D.C., is famous for its congestion, including along I-95, the primary north-south economic corridor. There are no reasonable alternatives for users to avoid the severe traffic conditions. Contributing to a solution that provides travelers reliability and choice are the 95 Express Lanes, currently being …

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Kiewit Partnered with Delaware DOT to Quickly Restore I-95 Through Wilmington

The Federal-Aid Highway Act of 1956 led to the construction of many highways in the United States in the 1950s and 60s. Some sections of Interstate 95 – a main north-south highway that runs from Florida to Maine and into Canada – were constructed during the 1960s, including the portion …

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West-Tech Contracting Creates State-of-the-Art Biolife Sciences Research Center in San Diego

Having been in business for more than 30 years, Rick Engebretson would like to think he’s seen it all. And then something comes along which tells him, in no uncertain terms, that he hasn’t. His most recent reality-check came in a high-profile project in San Diego’s harbor front district. There, …

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Manhattan Road and Bridge Co. Replaces Six Bridges on I-40 Near Del City

For years, motorists using Interstate 40 through the Oklahoma City metropolitan area have been frustrated by frequent lane closures and the resulting traffic backups along a 3-mile stretch of the interstate in Del City, which sits adjacent to Oklahoma City's southeast side. Six existing bridges, all over 60 years old, …

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Quality Buildings Unlocks Productivity With Potain Igo T 130 on Unconventional Build

At a four-story construction site in downtown Allentown, Pennsylvania, a Potain tower crane appears encased inside the courtyard of the complex it is erecting. It’s an engineering illusion that depicts how contractor Quality Buildings uses self-erecting cranes to reimagine its entire building process.

Allentown is an hour drive from Philadelphia …

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MKM architecture + design President Benedict Discusses the Importance of Empathy in Design

In late 2022, MKM architecture + design appointed Zach Benedict, AIA, LEED AP to President of the firm.

Benedict has dedicated his career to understanding the connection between people and places. As a principal at MKM, he has managed numerous projects ranging from critical access hospitals to public libraries. In …

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Improving our Built Environment

The architecture, engineering, and construction community in Indiana has remained steadfast in its commitment to producing high-quality projects across the state in 2023. The March 2023 installment of “Improving our Built Environment” places a spotlight on a handful of local projects which recently broke ground or completed construction.

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Concrete General Inc., Reconstructs I-70 Bridges Over MD 65 for Safer Truck Travel

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently at work on a project in Washington County, which borders Pennsylvania. The project is part of an initiative by former Governor Larry Hogan to address poorly rated structures across Maryland. Nearly 70 bridges across the state are getting upgraded due to the …

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Trudeau Construction Company Prepares Tupper Lake Community for New Development

Mountains, rolling hills and snow-covered forests. These are just a few features of Tupper Lake, New York: a picturesque town located approximately 150 miles north of Albany and nestled in the Adirondack foothills.

Although it’s a relatively small community, there’s plenty of contracting work to do for Josh Trudeau, …

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Many Paths, One Mission

WIC Week, or Women in Construction Week, celebrates and promotes the role of women in the construction industry. Officially, the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) held the first WIC Week in 1998 and it has grown and expanded each year since. Many NAWIC local chapters hold WIC Week …

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Hoffman Bros. and Michigan DOT Partner to Improve M-43 in Ingham County

A $14.7 million project by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) will resurface a 3-mile stretch of M-43 and reduce flooding in this section of Ingham County.

“We undertook this project to improve pavement conditions along the M-43 corridor through Meridian Township,” says Aaron Jenkins, Spokesman for MDOT.

In …

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Kerr Contractors Builds Auxiliary Lanes in OR 217 to Eliminate Bottlenecks

Aiming to improve safety and eliminate long-standing bottlenecks on Oregon 217 between Beaverton and Tigard, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $158 million improvement project.

“We are creating auxiliary lanes to ease congestion on OR 217,” says David Finnigan, Project Manager with Kerr Contractors Oregon …

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Ryan Companies Nears Completion on New Federal Courthouse in Des Moines

A new $140 million federal courthouse nears completion in Des Moines, Iowa, replacing an aging building and a leased courthouse annex. The new building will address space constraints and security challenges.

“Many factors went into moving forward with building the new Des Moines U.S. Courthouse,” says Matthew Meeks, Lead …

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I-24 Reconstruction Aims to Support New Development in Chattanooga

Determined to improve safety and operational efficiency, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is eliminating loop ramps on a 1.6-mile section of Interstate 24 and creating a frontage road in southern Chattanooga to reduce congestion and support new development.

“There are a number of conflict points caused by loop ramps …

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Design-Build Enables Millstone Weber to Find Innovative Solutions on I-270 North Project

The Missouri Department of Transportation’s $278 million Interstate 270 North Design Build Project will add lanes, replace bridges, update aging infrastructure and reconfigure interchanges to reduce crashes and increase reliability in the busy freight corridor.

“Our primary goal is to improve safety by improving how vehicles move throughout the …

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ME Engineers Wins Grand Conceptor Award from ACEC Colorado for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado (ACEC Colorado) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards program. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to ME Engineers of Highlands Ranch, Colorado, for the Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Washington. …

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WSP Wins Grand Conceptor Award from ACEC/PA for Forbes Road Emergency Slide Repairs Project

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) recently honored engineering firms from across the commonwealth at the organization’s annual Diamond Awards for Engineering Excellence. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to WSP USA Inc. for the Forbes Road Emergency Slide Repairs project.

“Accomplished engineering firms …

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KPFF Wins Platinum Award from ACEC Washington for International Arrivals Facility Project at Sea-Tac International Airport

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington (ACEC Washington) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards program. The highest honor, the Platinum Award, was presented to KPFF Consulting Engineers (KPFF) for its design of the Port of Seattle’s International Arrivals Facility …

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Four Projects in California Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Projects in Georgia and Tennessee Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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USDOT Awards Mega Grants to I-10 Calcasieu River Bridge Replacement, I-10 Freight Corridor Improvements, and I-44 & US-75 Corridor Improvements

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

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Metra UP North Rebuild in Chicago Receives $117M Mega Grant from USDOT

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

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FHWA Awards $158M Large Bridge Grant to Gold Star Memorial Bridge, the Longest Bridge in Connecticut

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $158 million Large Bridge Grant to a Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) project that will rehabilitate the northbound structure of the Gold Star Memorial Bridge between New London, and Groton, Connecticut. The grant is part of the …

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Lexington, Massachusetts, Department of Public Works Uses Cutting Edge Winter Operations

Snow and ice – that is what winter is all about for most who work in the Department of Public Works in cities and towns across New England.

As time goes by and technology improves, cities and towns have to reinvent themselves to incorporate cutting edge winter operations. The town …

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Mathiowetz Construction Removes 200,000 Cubic Yards of Muck Before Building Roadway for Central Minnesota’s Highway 23 North Gap Project

As Mathiowetz Construction of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota, reconstructs and expands 9 miles of Highway 23 near the Chain of Lakes in central Minnesota, they have spent many months stabilizing soils. That includes removing about 200,000 cubic yards of muck using a rolling surcharge, relocating part of a stream, and placing …

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Rehabbed Pavement to Provide Smoother Ride on California State Route 23

California’s State Route 23 runs between the Santa Clara River and the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu. This area, which is northwest of Los Angeles, includes Ventura County. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is currently working on a stretch of SR 23 in Ventura County that connects Thousand Oaks, …

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Concrete General Inc., Reconstructs I-70 Bridges Over MD 65 for Safer Truck Travel

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is currently at work on a project in Washington County, which borders Pennsylvania. The project is part of an initiative by former Governor Larry Hogan to address poorly rated structures across Maryland. Nearly 70 bridges across the state are getting upgraded due to the …

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Farmington Bay Constructors Joint Venture Creates West Davis Highway to Combat Area Growth in Northern Utah

The West Davis project is the most significant infrastructure project currently taking place in the state of Utah. Biggest in terms of cost and scope, the project involves building a new 16-mile, 4-lane divided highway. It will significantly impact commuters traveling through Davis County, which is just North of Salt …

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Mississippi DOT Expansion Project Widens, Upgrades State Route 19 in Neshoba County

Along State Route 19 in Neshoba County, Mississippi, drivers traveling between the towns of Philadelphia and Tucker will soon reap multiple benefits from a current Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) project. The $35.5 million SR 19 Expansion Project, scheduled for completion in 2024, will expand a 4.6-mile stretch of the …

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Shaping the Future of Research

Butler University recently completed construction on the Levinson Family Hall addition, which connects two 70s-era buildings – Gallahue Hall and Holcomb Building – without erasing their distinctive international style.

Levinson Family Hall also gathers dispersed departments and programs under one roof, marrying historically significant science programs with modern lab and …

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Celebrating the Life and Legacy of James T Kienle

Long-time Indianapolis architect James T. Kienle, FAIA, died at his home in the historic Lockerbie neighborhood on December 7, 2022. He was 80.

Kienle, a member of the American Institute of Architects Indiana (AIA) since 1976, was an icon at AIA Indianapolis meetings and events where he was always …

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Clark, Weitz, Clarkson Joint Venture Improves Traveler Experience with Kansas City International Airport Upgrades

Aiming to improve the air passenger experience at the Kansas City International Airport in Missouri, the Kansas City Aviation Department has embarked on a $1.5 billion terminal construction project to replace the existing facilities.

“It will give us more space in the right areas,” says Jade Liska, Deputy Director of …

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Joint Venture of Granite and Kraemer North America Rehab Bay City Bridges

A public-private partnership has revitalized Liberty Bridge in Bay City, Michigan, and it opened to traffic at the end of last year.

“This is a truly remarkable day for the city of Bay City,” said Bay City Mayor Kathleen L. Newsham at the grand opening of the bridge. She also …

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Design-Build Enables Guy F. Atkinson Construction to Embrace Innovation on SR 509 Completion Project

Progress is taking place toward finishing the $2.38 billion Puget Sound Gateway Program in Washington with the SR 509 Completion Project, as the state adds a new four-lane expressway and more improvements.

“We have marine ports on the north and south sides at Seattle and Tacoma, and this will benefit …

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Orlando Health Responds to Increased Demand for Orthopedic Services with New Institute

Responding to an increased demand for orthopedic services, Orlando Health is nearing completion of a 375,000-square-foot orthopedic institute.

“In central Florida, we have seen a significant surge in the need for orthopedic services,” says April Ernst, Administrator for Allied Health & Support Services for the institute. “We also saw a …

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I-Move Kentucky Improves and Widens Three Interstates in Louisville

Widening and improving sections of three interstates during the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s $180 million I-Move Kentucky, the state’s largest single construction project, aims to reduce congestion on the busy freight corridors in Louisville.

“This is a capacity and safety project,” says Chris Slone, Project Manager for the Kentucky …

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Franciscan Health and Forté Sports Medicine Open New Orthopedic Hospital in Carmel

The Franciscan Orthopedic Hospital of Carmel is dedicated to excellence in orthopedic specialty care, sports medicine and high-performance results for high school, collegiate, and professional athletes. This unique healthcare campus is located along the U.S. 31 corridor in the southwest corner of Carmel, Indiana.

Designed by MSKTD & Associates, …

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Boston Mixed-Use Development, One Dalton, is Named CTBUH’s Best Tall Building 200-299 Meters

Boston’s third tallest building and the tallest residential tower in all of New England was recently announced as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat’s (CTBUH) winner in the Best Tall Building 200-299 Meters category. Located above the heart of the Christian Science Plaza, One Dalton is a …

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Transitioning to a Cleaner Energy Future: West Riverside Energy Center Project Wins OCEA Bronze Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the West Riverside Energy Center in Beloit, Wisconsin, as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Bronze Award Winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable contributions to local and …

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USDOT Awards Mega Grants to Hudson Yards Concrete Casing Project in New York, Roosevelt Boulevard Multimodal Project in Pennsylvania

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

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Alligator River Bridge Replacement Receives $110M Mega Grant from USDOT

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded nearly $1.2 billion to nine projects across the country through the National Infrastructure Project Assistance (Mega) discretionary grant program, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. The Mega grant program funds projects that are too large or complex for …

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FHWA Awards $144M Large Bridge Grant to Four Chicago Bridges, Critical Components of the Illinois International Port and Illinois Waterway

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $144 million Large Bridge Grant to a project that will rehabilitate four bascule bridges over the Calumet River on the south side of Chicago. The grant is part of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law’s Bridge Investment Program, which …

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FHWA Awards $400M Large Bridge Grant to Golden Gate Bridge, a Vital Transportation Link for Tens of Millions of Vehicles Each Year

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $400 million Large Bridge Grant to the final phase of a project that will replace, retrofit, and install critical structural elements on the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California. The grant is part of the Bipartisan …

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McCarthy’s Construction 101 Event Offers High School Girls Insight into Construction Careers

Thirty-three high school girls in Orange County, California, were recently introduced to potential careers and opportunities in the construction industry through McCarthy Building Companies’ Construction 101 event at the Newport Beach office. Aiming to inspire the next generation of women in construction, the full-day workshop provided a safe, hands-on …

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Jensen Builds 12 Drilled Shafts Completely Underwater for Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge Project as Missouri River Elevation Fluctuates

As Jensen Construction Company of Des Moines, Iowa, constructs the $49.99 million Pierre-Fort Pierre Bridge project in central South Dakota, “The biggest challenge is building the drilled shafts with the top of the shafts below water, as river elevations fluctuate 3 to 4 feet every day due to a hydroelectric …

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Arizona DOT Increases Capacity on I-10 to Meet Rapid Population Growth

Arizona is one of the fastest-growing states in the United States. Infrastructure needs to keep up with population growth or traffic will be slowed. The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is working on the I-10: SR85 to Verrado Way Improvements project to ensure sufficient capacity for motorists in the city …

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North Coast Corridor Program Brings Widespread Upgrades to I-5

Involving rail, sea, and highway, the first phase of the North Coast Corridor (NCC) Program in San Diego is comprehensive. Upon completion, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) project will impact commuters, pedestrians, cyclists, and sea life. The large project features interesting …

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Route 70 Road and Utility Upgrades Provide Better Connectivity in Southwest New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) is in the middle of a major capital project on Route 70. The long-term project, located in southwest New Jersey across the river from Philadelphia, was identified in 2011. Upon completion, the corridor will be modernized and safer for drivers and pedestrians.

Beyond …
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Carolina Crossroads Program Reconfigures Fast Growing I-20/26/126 Corridor

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is in the middle of a massive project known as the Carolina Crossroads. Located northwest of the state capital, Columbia, the project focuses on an area that has been a sore spot for years. When complete it will make commuting around the capital …

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Better Accuracy and Efficiency

As GPS technology utilization continues to grow and evolve, the construction industry is reaping the benefits, including savings in time and expenses, optimized fleet management, greater productivity, and improved customer satisfaction. And it is not only the big contractors and large scale projects who are experiencing these benefits – smaller …

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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Spearheads Restoration of Wetlands in Louisiana's Upper Barataria Basin

Louisiana's wetlands provide immense benefits for the state's coastal ecosystems and communities – clean water, habitats for commercial and recreational fisheries, and endless recreational opportunities. The wetlands also give Louisiana its first line of defense during storms by reducing the detrimental effects of wind, waves, and flooding.

Unfortunately, Louisiana has …

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City of Newton Tests Ultra-Thin Overlays to Protect Roadways

The city of Newton, Massachusetts, a suburban community of 90,000 neighboring Boston, is testing the use of ultra-thin bonded wearing course to help protect its network of roadways.

“As a stand-alone treatment, the bonded wearing course is only 3/4-inch thick, but it’s durable, and it’s more economical than an alternative …

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Improving our Built Environment: Showcasing Recent Groundbreakings and Ribbon Cuttings Across Indiana

In 2022, Indiana’s architecture, engineering, and construction community has remained devoted to producing high-quality projects across the state.

This installment of ‘Improving our Built Environment’ showcases projects which have recently hosted groundbreaking or ribbon-cutting ceremonies.

The Veridus Group, Town of Plainfield – The Prewitt
The Town of Plainfield recently celebrated …

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How Do All-Electric Machines Perform in Cold Temperatures?

Recently, JLG partnered with Sunbelt Rentals to evaluate the industry’s first all-electric scissor lift’s performance in below-freezing conditions, and the results prove how far battery technology has advanced in the aerial industry.

“Electric machine operation and productivity in conditions below 32°F (0°C) have traditionally been a huge concern in cold-temperature …

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Justice Facility Combines Multiple Services with Safety and Sustainability in Mind

A new approximately $95 million Downtown Justice Center in Kalamazoo County is moving closer to completion and will consolidate courts, prosecutors and criminal justice services under one roof.

“The county wanted everyone together,” says Jerry VanderVeen, with M.W. VanderVeen Project Management of Kalamazoo, owner’s representative for the justice facility …

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Capital Paving & Construction Gives Deteriorating Road New Life

Missouri drivers in Boone and Callaway counties on U.S. Route 63 are experiencing a smoother ride as the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) project to resurface the route and make pavement repairs to bridges concludes.

“A substantial part of the project involved milling off 1.75 inches of the existing asphalt …

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Parking Deck Renewal Project Flying High at Hartsfield-Jackson

Multiple projects are under way as part of ATLNext, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s capital improvement program, including parking deck renewals.

The development master plan is designed to boost capacity, renew and replace existing facilities, and enhance ATL’s aesthetic appeal, according to an airport spokesperson, adding, “ATLNext, through 2042, will help …

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After 70 Years, Mitchell Point Tunnel Prepares to Reopen

Seven decades after the Mitchell Point Tunnel closed to traffic, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has undertaken a $25.4 million project to open the iconic tunnel again to pedestrians, bicycles and those driving vehicles for special events.

“When the tunnel opens in 2024, it will have been the first …

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Remaking One of Indiana’s Busiest Intersections

The Indiana Department of Transportation’s $435 million Clear Path 465 project will improve safety and traffic operations by increasing the capacity of Interstate 465 and Interstate 69 and is expected to open to traffic by the end of 2025.

“The I-465 and I-69 interchange has not kept pace with …

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Prioritizing the Employee: Browning Day Designs First Internet Bank Corporate HQ in Downtown Fishers

First Internet Bank recently partnered with Browning Day and Browning Construction to design and construct a six-story, 168,000-square-foot corporate headquarters in downtown Fishers on 116th Street.

When developing a vision for the bank’s new headquarters, Lacey Causseaux, Director of Interior Design at Browning Day said her project team quickly …

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Setting the Tone: IU Health Taps Local Firms to Construct First Major Building on Expanded Downtown Campus

Indiana University Health is constructing a medical office building (MOB) and parking garage in downtown Indianapolis at the intersection of 16th Street and Capitol Avenue called Capitol View. Together with the new downtown hospital (being built across Capitol Avenue to the west and connected via glass pedestrian bridge), Capitol View …

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Western Specialty Contractors Wins Award for Best Use of Trimble Construction One Technology

Western Specialty Contractors recently received the 2022 Trimble Viewpoint Construction Award for Best Use of Trimble Construction One Technology by creating a custom human resources information system (HRIS). Trimble’s annual awards honor the technological achievements of North American contractors as exhibited through the growth and improvements of their projects, people, …

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Development of First-of-its-Kind, Innovative Technology Leads to Rainier Square Redevelopment Receiving Top Award from ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the Rainier Square Redevelopment in Seattle, Washington, as the 2022 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable contributions to local and regional …

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Expanding and Reinvigorating America’s Busiest Transit Hub: Moynihan Train Hall Project Wins OCEA Silver Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the upgrade and redesign of Moynihan Train Hall in New York City as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Silver Award Winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable …

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FHWA Awards $1.3B Large Bridge Grant to the Brent Spence Bridge Project, a Critical Link Between Kentucky and Ohio

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded a $1.385 billion Large Bridge Grant to a project that will rehabilitate and reconfigure the Brent Spence Bridge, which spans across the Ohio River to connect communities in Kentucky and Ohio. The grant is part of the Bipartisan …

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What to Expect for 2023 and Beyond

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) provides $973 billion for infrastructure from 2022 to 2026, including $550 billion in new investments. Because new construction projects take years of planning prior to being let for bid, any money spent in 2022 was already moving through existing funding programs.

FMI Corp’s …

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Staging Small, Frequently Changing Work Areas, IGE Rehabilitates Bridge and Improves Safety

For the U.S. 10/WIS 66 bridge over Interstate 39 project in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, “The big storyline was finding enough room to do the work,” said Logan Griesmer, Project Manager for General Contractor Integrity Grading & Excavating, Inc., (IGE) of Schofield, Wisconsin. “This project isn’t large in overall …

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Barnhill Contracting Joins Growing Communities

Infrastructure needs to expand to keep up with a growing population. The need drives many infrastructure projects, including one in North Carolina. By undertaking the Nashville-Rocky Mount projects, the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is readying the area for the expected population growth.

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Las Vegas Paving Corporation Keeps Traffic Rolling on I-15

One way to get to Las Vegas is via Interstate 15 (I-15). The major highway, which begins near the Mexican border in San Diego County and stretches to the Canadian border, was in need of an upgrade. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is working on a project on a …

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HRI, Inc. Completes Phase One of I-80 Project

There’s often great excitement when infrastructure projects begin. There may be speeches and pictures with various politicians and other bigwigs as they put shovels in the ground. However, projects can’t move forward or get to the opening stage without proper funding. An important and needed infrastructure project in Centre County, …

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Sukut Construction Blasts New Path Through Central Valley

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in cooperation with Calaveras County, is working on a project in the centrally located county. State Route 4 (SR 4) is a major east-west connector and although much of it has been improved to current design standards, this project is on a segment that …

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Gilchrist Construction Building a New Gateway to New Orleans' International Airport

The November 2019 opening of the new North Terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport brought a state-of-the-art traveler experience to what has become one of the nation's fastest-growing airports. A current Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development (LA DOTD) road project, designed to increase vehicle capacity and accommodate …

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Replacing Rotting Pipe Culvert Is No Small Feat

Replacing a disintegrating steel culvert as part of a transportation improvement project in Wilmington, Massachusetts, has presented novel challenges to contractor J. Tropeano Inc.

Headed by Louisa Tropeano-Tanner, President; and her daughter, Dailyn Sullivan, Senior Vice President, the Woman Business Enterprise won the job with a bid of …

7 Predictions for Finance Executives in 2023

Prophix Software's CEO, Alok Ajmera, has pulled together some helpful insights and tips for construction finance executives to consider as we enter into the beginning of 2023, with an emphasis on consistent and rigorous financial planning knowing "cash is king!"

1) Cash will retake its crown headed into …
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AIA Indiana Design Awards

Libraries and Public Spaces Capture Judges’ Attention
Schmidt Associates and HBM Architects take home top design award for the West Perry Branch Library

There was plenty of celebration this summer when Indianapolis Public Library’s West Perry Branch opened on Indianapolis’ southside. The celebration continued this weekend when Indianapolis-based Schmidt Associates …

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Exhibit Columbus Hosts 2022 Symposium ‘Public by Design’

Exhibit Columbus hit the streets of Columbus, Indiana in October with the 2022 Symposium, Public by Design. The two-day series of events brought people together, encouraged exploration, and sparked joy.

In a format designed to inspire engagement from around the state and far beyond, the 2022 Symposium featured sessions with …

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Superior Construction and The de Moya Group Work Jointly to Restore Sanibel Causeway in Just 15 Days

As Hurricane Ian barreled into Southwest Florida, the storm surge resulted in deaths and destruction, including washing away and breaching multiple portions of the three-mile long Sanibel Causeway, the only access to the islands of Sanibel and Captiva. The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) prioritized temporary repairs to the causeway …

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Michigan Pilot Program Reduces Bridge Repair Backlog

For the first time in state history, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has embarked on a bridge bundling pilot project to improve conditions on 19 bridges owned by local agencies.

“It comes down to public safety and trust in the transportation system,” says Beckie Curtis, MDOT director of …

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Utilizing CMGC Contract, Great Northwest Meets Aggressive Schedule

Improvements to a primary north-south corridor in Fairbanks, Alaska, University Avenue, aims to reduce congestion, improve access for pedestrians and bicyclists, and increase safety and mobility.

“Over the years, the four-lane, undivided facility had become congested with heavy turning traffic competing with through traffic,” says Northern Region Group Chief Lauren …

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Shelly & Sands Replaces Poorly Performing Historical Pavement on SR 60

The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $20 million, eight-mile reconstruction project on State Road 60 between Duncan Falls and Muskingum, with completion scheduled for August of next year.

“SR 60 is the main corridor for residents of Morgan County to access Interstate 70 and the City …

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Reconfiguring Wichita’s North Junction Advances

Work progresses on the Kansas Department of Transportation’s $38 million second phase of the Wichita North Junction project to improve traffic flow at a bottleneck interchange of four highways that serves as a gateway to the north side of the city. Interstate 135, Interstate 235 and K-254 were constructed …

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STUDIOAXIS Refreshes Brand and Expands Offerings by Opening Two New Offices in Asia

Almost three decades and more than 50 AIA design awards later, Axis Architecture is announcing a refreshed brand and expanded offerings by opening two new offices in Asia – Bangaluru, India, and Bangkok, Thailand.

Drew White, Co-Founder and Partner at STUDIOAXIS said the company’s new name will better reflect …

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Sargent Heads Up Back Cove West Conduit Storage Project

Work is well underway on the $27 million Back Cove West storage conduit project set in this scenic, quiet, residential area of Portland, Maine. As work progresses, it is not unusual to hear the sounds or see the sights of a gantry crane hovering over a 70,000-pound precast concrete box. …

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Silver Creek and Stewart River Bridges Project Restores Trout Habitat while Making Northeast Minnesota’s Highway 61 Safer

Replacing and rehabilitating aging structures on Highway 61 north of Two Harbors, Minnesota, requires careful measures to deal with Lake Superior storms, hard bluestone, stream restoration, and a bridge listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Minnesota-based Northland Constructors of Duluth, Inc., started the $12.63 million Silver Creek and …

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Revitalization Begins with New Commuter Rail Station

As municipalities strive to encourage people to use public transport, it’s helpful to have train stations that are aesthetically pleasing and easily accessible. The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is in the middle of a development project for the Claymont Train Station.

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Ames Construction Impresses on I-25 Walsh Drive Bridge Project

Located in Central Wyoming, Casper is on the North Platte River and saw its population grow during the pandemic when many people chose to relocate to less populated and lower cost areas. Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) is in the middle of a project to help traffic continue to flow …

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Golden State Bridge Brings a Pair of 65-Year-Old Bridges Up to Standard

The California Transportation Authority (Caltrans) is working on a pair of bridges in the far northwest corner of California, just south of Oregon in Del Norte County. The project includes both the Hunter Bridge and Panther Creek Bridge north of Klamath along Route 101. The two-lane bridges, built in the …

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I-66 Mega-Project Transforms Mobility in Northern Virginia

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and the I-66 Express Mobility Partners consortium is nearing the completion of a massive project in Northern Virginia. The years-long ‘Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project’ is sure to have a significant impact on travelers in the area.

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Interstate 66 (I-66), which …
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Mississippi's SR 76 Project Adds New Lanes to Vital Freight Traffic Corridor

On State Route 76 in Itawamba County, Mississippi, a project is underway to complete a much-needed four lane highway between major industrial sites in the state and the neighboring state of Alabama. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) SR 76 Extension Project is creating an 8.3 mile, four-lane extension of …

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Celebrating Excellence in the Built Environment

Each year, the Indy Chamber’s Monumental Awards recognize the most significant achievements by individuals and businesses contributing to excellence in architecture, engineering, interior design, landscape architecture, construction, real estate development, neighborhood revitalization, innovative reuse, and public art throughout the Indianapolis region.

In its third year taking place at the historic …

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Baker’s Construction Services Utilizes Grade Control Technology for Intricate Atlanta Motor Speedway Track Reconstruction

For NASCAR fans, the start of the 2022 season brought more than just the excitement and anticipation of a new Cup Series, it also meant the unveiling of the new Next Gen car – NASCAR’s first major technology and design change since 2013. For Bristol, Tennessee-based Baker’s Construction Services, …

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JJ Curran Crane Company Brings Lifting Expertise to the Pavilion at University of Michigan Health

A collaborative effort ensures the right cranes assist in building the new $920 million, 12-story patient tower, the Pavilion at University of Michigan Health, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“Projects like this require a lot of planning,” says Mark Wade, Vice President of Operations for JJ Curran Crane Company of …

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North Spokane Corridor Improvements Create Better Mobility for All Travelers From I-90 to US 395

Progress is happening on the latest segment of the 10.5-mile-long North Spokane Corridor (NSC), including construction of a new interchange with roundabouts.

“This project is for safety and will get a lot of the freight traffic off the local streets of Spokane,” says Project Engineer Jody Qualley, with the …

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Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program Moves Forward in Iowa

The $1.5 billion Council Bluffs Interstate System Improvement Program will modernize the transportation system while enhancing safety and mobility in the area.

“The Iowa Department of Transportation is more than two-thirds of the way through the process of reconstructing Interstate 80, Interstate 29, and Interstate 480 in the Council Bluffs/Omaha …

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Sangamo Construction Rehabs I-74 Bridges in Champaign-Urbana on Accelerated Schedule

The $32.7 million rehabilitation of two Interstate 74 bridges over a local street and rail tracks in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, is nearing completion.

“The project was undertaken to repair deteriorated bridge decks and failed expansion joints,” says Jason Smith, Supervising Construction Field Engineer, Project Implementation/Construction, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) …

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What Goes into a Workspace that Works?

We would love to know too!

In January of 2021, DORIS (Design Oriented Research for Impactful Solutions) knew it was moving offices. Staying true to themselves, DORIS researchers conducted an internal assessment to understand what employees wanted in the new office. Researchers aimed to understand how they could optimize their …

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Schmidt Associates Incorporates Distinctive Design Elements at the International School of Indiana

In 2019, the International School of Indiana (ISI) launched the ‘ONE ISI’ campaign to fund the construction of a lower school on its Michigan Road campus. The Chen Family Lower School groundbreaking took place in October 2020, with successful completion in March 2022.

The idea behind ISI dates back to …

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CFA Foundation Eases Burden for Injured Workers in Need of Assistance

This August at Eagle Creek Golf Club, the Construction Family Assistance (CFA) Foundation, Inc. hosted nearly 150 golfers and raised over $30,000 to help construction workers and their families who are in need of financial assistance.

Originally founded as the MICCS Foundation in 2010 as part of its sister organization …

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O’Brien & Company’s Nestucca Valley K-8 School Project Wins Trimble’s Most Outstanding Project Award

O’Brien & Company recently received the Most Outstanding Project award at the 2022 Trimble Viewpoint Construction Awards for updating and expanding the Nestucca Valley K-8 School in Cloverdale, Oregon. Trimble’s annual awards honor the technological achievements of North American contractors as exhibited through the growth and improvements of their projects, …

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USDOT Awards $104.6M INFRA Grant to I-375 Community Reconnection Project, Creating Better Economic Opportunity for Detroit Neighborhoods

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $1.5 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to highway, multimodal freight, and rail projects across the country. In the Michigan Contractor & Builder area, a $104.6 million INFRA grant was awarded to the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) for the I-375 …

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Construction Companies Help Clean Up and Rebuild Florida Communities in the Aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Two months after Hurricane Ian made landfall on Florida’s Gulf Coast, cleanup and rebuilding efforts are still ongoing throughout the state. The Category 4 hurricane went down as the fifth largest hurricane in U.S. history, with a death toll of more than 100 Floridians and upwards of $40 billion in …

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Ireland Army Health Clinic Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

With recent market analysis showing that the design-build project delivery method will account for as much as 47 percent of construction spending by 2025, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeing significant growth and success in design-build projects across the country. One such design-build project, the Ireland Army Health …

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I-579 Urban Open Space Cap Project Wins Grand Prize in America’s Transportation Awards Competition

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) I-579 Urban Open Space Cap Project, which reconnected a community of color in downtown Pittsburg, has earned the national Grand Prize in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), …

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Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond Wins People’s Choice Award in America’s Transportation Awards Competition

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond was voted the People’s Choice Award winner in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The Active …

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G.I.R.L. Construction Experience Teaches Girls Real-Life Construction Concepts, Aims to Increase Women’s Representation in the Industry

Through a partnership between the Branch Group and the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline, girls between the ages of 5 and 18 recently had the opportunity to learn and experience real-life construction concepts at the first inaugural G.I.R.L (Girls in Real Life) Construction Experience. The free event was hosted at …

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More Than 2,500 Companies Participate in Construction Inclusion Week, McCarthy Celebrates with Students at Palomino Primary School in Phoenix

To build awareness of the need to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion in the construction industry, Construction Inclusion Week (CIW) was formed in 2020 by six construction companies: McCarthy Building Companies, Gilbane Building Company, DPR Construction, Turner Construction Company, Mortenson, and Clark Construction Group. …

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R.S. Audley Expands Manchester-Boston Regional Airport

With air travel booming, the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport (MHT) is getting busier by the day as many traveler’s head in the New Hampshire direction to avoid the crowds at Logan Airport in Boston.

Earlier this year, many major airlines increased capacity to and from the 1,500-acre MHT causing a 25 …

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C.D. Smith Construction Builds World’s Tallest Mass Timber Structure in Milwaukee

C.D. Smith Construction of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently finished erecting the tallest mass timber structure in the world. With 19 stories of mass timber built on top of a six-story concrete and steel base, the $80 million Ascent apartment building offers 259 luxury units in downtown Milwaukee.

Because the mass timber …

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Kraemer North America Creates an Enhanced Connection Through Colorado with I-25 South Gap Express Lanes

Denver and Colorado Springs are the top two most populated cities in the state of Colorado. Interstate 25 is the most direct and fastest way to travel between the two cities, which are 70 miles apart. This interstate is the site of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) longest …

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West Virginia DOT Refreshes I-70 Corridor With Extensive Bridge Reconstruction Program

Interstate 70, a major east-west highway, runs from Maryland to Utah. It goes through or near multiple major cities, including Wheeling, West Virginia. The city is in the northern part of the state that separates Ohio and Pennsylvania. The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) is in the middle of …

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NorCal Increases Mobility on State Route 99

Nearly every driver has the same goal for their commute – to get to their destination as quickly and safely as possible. District 03 of the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is nearly complete with a massive project, SAC 5 Corridor Enhancement Project, that will help with both objectives. The …

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New Arkansas River Bridge Opening Marks a 30 Crossing Project Milestone

With the recent opening of a new Arkansas River Bridge on Interstate 30 in Little Rock, Arkansas's massive 30 Crossing Project has reached a major milestone. Over several weeks in September, traffic was shifted onto the new bridge (which will ultimately be the eastbound span) in three phases. Work is …

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Reliable Wins

Bright white lights shine down on a large, 10-foot diameter blue pipe that is attached with three chains to a ZX870LC-6. The excavator lifts the pipe up and places it into a 35-foot-deep trench. It’s 4 a.m. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but for the Marona Construction Company crew, the workday is …

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ACEC Indiana – Diversity Business and Majority Firms Networking Fair
  • November 9, 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
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ABC Indiana and Kentucky Present 2022 Excellence in Construction Awards

Associated Builders and Contractors of Indiana/Kentucky (ABC) seek to recognize the outstanding projects built by its members every year with their Excellence in Construction Awards. Such recognition builds greater awareness in local communities of the quality of work produced by Merit Shop contractors and their employees.

Furthermore, the Excellence in …

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Planning Makes Perfect

Steel Fab Enterprises, of Lancaster Pennsylvania, was selected to fabricate and erect the Amtrak Train Station and Walkway in Middletown Pennsylvania. The project presented many challenges, including working next to active railroad lines, all assemblies having to be lifted by crane over de-energized power lines, and only being able …

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Wadsworth Brothers Construction Slides 1.15 Million-Pound I-15 Bridge Into Place in Cedar City

Needing to replace a set of bridges on Interstate 15 in Cedar City, the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) came up with an innovative plan to keep traffic moving by building one bridge offline, using it during construction and then sliding it into place southbound.

“This was a fun project,” …

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KCI Construction Rehabilitates I-255 Mississippi River Bridge Near St. Louis

The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) has embarked on a $50 million project to rebuild portions of the Interstate 255 Mississippi River Bridge, also referred to as the Jefferson Barracks Bridge in St. Louis County.

“This job is to rehabilitate the existing I-255 bridges over the Mississippi River,” says Christopher …

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Improving Safety is Paramount on US 69/75 Commerce Connection in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) $152 million U.S. 69/75 Commerce Connection project though Bryan County aims to improve access and safety on this heavily traveled route.

“This was one of the most challenging areas we had, in terms of the type of traffic we had, a lot of …

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Kerr Constructors Upgrades Oregon 212 to Create Safer Passage for Drivers, Pedestrians, and Animals

The Oregon Department of Transportation’s $17 million in improvements to Oregon 212 from Interstate 205 to U.S. 26 through Damascus and Boring provided a new fish-friendly bridge as well as paving, road repairs and sidewalk upgrades.

“This was an operations project,” says Jamie Miller, Project Manager and Resident …

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Pride and Progress

A $23 million redevelopment project several years in the making is already living up to its aspirations, bringing a palpable new energy and improved quality of life to the citizens of Shelbyville.

Shelbyville Square is a stellar example of the essential connection between economic vitality and investment in public space …

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Four Projects in Virginia, West Virginia, and South Carolina Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation projects in Virginia, West Virginia, and South Carolina won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a …

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USDOT Awards $150M INFRA Grant to Otay Mesa East Port of Entry Project, Fueling Economic Growth and Regional Mobility for California and Mexico

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $1.5 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to highway, multimodal freight, and rail projects across the country. In the California Builder & Engineer area, a $150-million INFRA grant was awarded to the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the Otay Mesa …

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USDOT Awards $25M INFRA Grant to Salmon Bay Rail Bridge, a Critical Link for Washington’s Rail and Maritime Industries

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $1.5 billion in Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grants to highway, multimodal freight, and rail projects across the country. In the Pacific Builder & Engineer area, a $25-million INFRA grant was awarded to the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) for the Salmon …

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Two Projects in Arkansas/Missouri and Tennessee Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two state department of transportation projects in Arkansas/Missouri and Tennessee won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their …

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McLaren Greater Lansing Replacement Hospital Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

With recent market analysis showing that the design-build project delivery method will account for as much as 47 percent of construction spending by 2025, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeing significant growth and success in design-build projects across the country. One such design-build project, the McLaren Greater Lansing …

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AP Services Redesigns Mount Wachusett Community College for Additional Education Space

AP Services is redesigning a 23,134-square-foot space for Mount Wachusett Community College (MWCC) In Leominster, Massachusetts.

“MWCC has been a tenant here for 15 years. We put in a bid to increase the size from 20,000 square feet to 25,000 square feet,” said Michael Lanney, AP Services President and …

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Accelerated Construction and Complicated Bridge Move Minimize I-94 Impacts as Z Contractors Builds Michigan’s First Network Tied-Arch Bridge

For a week in July 2022, the only traffic on a stretch of Interstate 94 near Wayne State University in Detroit was a 2,500-ton bridge skeleton traveling on self-propelled modular transporters (SPMTs).

General contractor Z Contractors, Inc., of Shelby Township, Michigan, built the new Second Avenue bridge skeleton in …

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Customized Materials, Soft Soils, and Stringent Permitting Requirements Complicate Omaha Riverfront Revitalization

The $325 million Riverfront Revitalization project in Omaha, Nebraska, is transforming three under-utilized parks along the Missouri River into an active destination space that will improve connectivity and navigation of the city’s core.

Achieving that, however, requires coordination of a multitude of elements on a complicated site.

“Spanning 72 acres …

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Anderson Western Rehabs 50-Year-Old Pipes Along US 212

Average daily traffic on U.S. Highway 212 from Newell to Maurine, South Dakota shows minimal growth over the next 15 years and the two-lane road is in decent condition. So, why is the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) performing a mill and overlay project on a road that doesn’t …

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Lane Construction Addresses Congestion Issues on I-40/I-77 With New Interchange Configuration

Growing traffic along aging infrastructure is a common occurrence and the genesis of many construction projects. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) is working on the I-40/77 Interchange due to increases in traffic.

Interstates I-40 and I-77 intersect in Statesville, which is west-central North Carolina. A critical component of …

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New Jersey DOT Reconstructs Route 35 Bridge in Perth Amboy

Imagine the immigrants who came to the United States on boats from around the world. One of the first glimpses of the United States that the anxious and excited immigrants saw may well have been Perth Amboy, New Jersey. The city is in northeast New Jersey and is on the …

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Nevada DOT Partners With Q&D Construction to Preserve State Routes 431 and 28 Near Lake Tahoe

Imagine your favorite vacation spot. Perhaps, the vision includes sand, sea, and mountains. One thing the vision doesn’t include is poor road conditions that connect you to your happy place. The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) is in the middle of a project whose limits are near a popular vacation …

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Britt Demolition and Recycling Razes Carraway Methodist Medical Center to Make Way for New Development

What was once a bustling and thriving area of Birmingham, Alabama, eventually became an economic blight, including the former Carraway Methodist Medical Center. That’s all changing now, thanks to a developer and a demolition contractor.

Established in 1908, the hospital was formerly a Level 1 Trauma Center. Financial setbacks eventually …

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Henrickson Architecture Breaks Ground on Harbor 31, a Muskegon Lakeshore Waterfront Mixed-Use Development

A project years in the making, the Harbor 31 (H31) lakeshore waterfront mixed-use development in Muskegon, Michigan, has recently begun construction. The $120-million environmentally-friendly development was a culmination of the collaborative efforts between the City of Muskegon, State Senator Jon Bumstead, and multiple local, regional, and state advocacy efforts.

A …

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CSO and HOK Design New IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center

Indiana University Health needed a more advanced, leading-edge facility to replace its century-old hospital in downtown Bloomington. At the same time, Indiana University wanted to offer its students better opportunities for real-life training and collaboration.

IU Health Bloomington Hospital at the Indiana University Regional Academic Health Center creates an innovative …

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Brooks Tractor Opens Location in Sparta

Brooks Tractor recently opened a new location in Sparta, Wisconsin. This is location number seven for the John Deere dealer. The Sparta location will represent a large section of western and southwestern Wisconsin.

“We are in our 77th year of business and added the Tomah, Sparta, and La Crosse area …

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Precasteel Makes Maiden Voyage on LaGuardia Airport Central Terminal Replacement Project

Bringing a new product to market is never an easy task, especially when it is being supplied to a large joint venture working on a high-profile project like the $8 billion Central Terminal Replacement Project at New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Walsh Construction and Skanska USA, operating as the Design-Build …

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Utilizes Innovative Intersections to Reduce Collisions on US 31W

Aiming to improve safety while resurfacing U.S. 31W – also known as Dixie Highway – the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has added Reduced Conflict U-Turn (RCUTs) intersections to the busy roadway.

“The RCUTs force drivers to only turn right off the side roads,” says Bow Warren, Branch Manager with the …

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W.G. Yates & Sons Construction and Mississippi DOT Near Completion on US 49 Redesign

As the $253 million reconstruction and widening of U.S. Highway 49 in Rankin County, Mississippi, nears completion drivers will enjoy less congestion and safer travel.

“The existing roadway was failing, there were too many median crossovers, and the high traffic volume brought a need for increased capacity,” says Luke McMahen …

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Missouri DOT FARM Program to Reconstruct 31 Rural Bridges

Faced with numerous bridges in need of replacement, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) launched the Fixing Access to Rural Missouri (FARM) Bridge Program and nearly one-fifth of the small bridges have been completed.

“Geographically, this is a huge job,” says Jeff Gander, FARM Project Director for the MoDOT, …

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Final Three Phases Underway on Florida DOT’s Extensive 95 Express Program

Work on the final three sections of the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) 95 Express project is under way and will help keep traffic moving on this 29-mile stretch of the congested South Florida interstate highway.

The local 95 Express projects are part of a regional network of Express …

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Georgia DOT Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) project won a regional award in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

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Minnesota DOT Project Wins Regional America’s Transportation Award

A Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) project won a regional award in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

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Webber Awarded $283M Contract to Widen I-95 in North Carolina

Construction is set to begin in early October for Section B of the Interstate 95 widening, a project that was recently awarded to Webber LLC of The Woodlands, Texas. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded the contract, which will widen the interstate from its present four lanes to …

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Oregon DOT’s I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project is First in US to Participate in Pilot Program to Increase Workforce Development Opportunities

Oregon’s largest interstate investment in nearly 45 years, the I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project, is breaking down barriers by providing workforce development opportunities to individuals from economically distressed zip codes. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) project is the first in the United States to participate in a four-year Federal Highway …

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Caterpillar Technicians Showcase Their Knowledge and Skill at Tech Wars 2022

Six Caterpillar dealers from across the U.S. assembled and prepared teams of their most skilled technicians for Tech Wars 2022, recently hosted by Butler Machinery Company in Fargo, North Dakota. Tech Wars is a dealer program that recognizes the knowledge and abilities of technicians through a series of skills scenarios. …

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Three Projects in Illinois and Ohio Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation projects in Illinois and Ohio won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Two Projects in Iowa Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) projects won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with …

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Two Projects in Michigan Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with each …

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LaGuardia Terminal B Redevelopment Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

With recent market analysis showing that the design-build project delivery method will account for as much as 47 percent of construction spending by 2025, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeing significant growth and success in design-build projects across the country. One such design-build project, the LaGuardia Terminal B …

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Suffolk Partners with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts to Increase Women’s Representation in Construction and STEM Fields

With women representing only 9.9 percent of building industry workers, Suffolk is addressing this gender gap through a partnership with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts (GSEMA). The Rebuild the Ratio initiative seeks to increase the percentage of women employed by Suffolk by 10 percentage points over 10 years by …

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R.H. White Completes PremaTech Advanced Ceramics Addition

Counting down to 100 years, R.H. White has been a century old leader in the construction business. It all started back in 1923, when Ralph H. White founded the R.H. White Construction Company when he saw a need for a service that could install water and sewer piping in Worcester, …

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Graniterock Constructs Santa Cruz Bridge at Grade Before Digging Tunnel Underneath for New Wildlife Crossing on Highway 17

In Santa Cruz County, California, 65,000 vehicles travel the steep, winding Highway 17 each day. When mountain lions and other animals try to cross the busy road – their only path between habitats – it often goes badly for drivers and animals.

To increase safety for all species, a unique, …

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Continuous Improvement Lean Approach Keeps $520M, Multi-Faceted Northwater Treatment Plant Project on Schedule for Kiewit

Over 100 contractors, six years of construction, and various site issues – including a recently discovered underground coal mine – have created numerous challenges for the $520 million Northwater Treatment Plant project north of Golden, Colorado. However, continuous improvement lean principles throughout design and construction led to quick, coordinated solutions, …

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Ames Construction Constructs a New Bridge as Part of 64th Avenue South Upgrades in Fargo

Fargo, North Dakota, has been experiencing significant population growth. The city of Fargo is working on the 64th Avenue South construction project in response to the increase in traffic. The project aims to improve system linkage to allow for the safe and efficient movement of people and goods. The two-phase …

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Oregon DOT Reduces Bottlenecks Near Portland With I-205 Improvements

Many infrastructure projects are in reaction to an issue such as excessive traffic or safety concerns. Some infrastructure projects take place in anticipation of the future. The I-205 Improvements Project – a few miles south of Portland, Oregon – is both in reaction to and in anticipation of actual events …

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I-96 Rebuild in Kent County Brings Increased Life Span to Heavily Used Roadway

The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been working on two projects in Kent County. In a statement, Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, “These projects in Kent County will improve ride quality, reduce congestion, and extend the service life of this critical roadway.”

Located in western Michigan and part of the …

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Reconstructed MD 273 Bridge Over Big Elk Creek Creates Safer Pedestrian Crossing in Fair Hill

When thinking about infrastructure, most people envision roads, bridges, and tunnels that enable traffic to flow. Infrastructure, however, is also for the benefit of pedestrians. A Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) project – the MD 273 (Telegraph Road) Bridge over Big Elk Creek – will help …

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Julian Joins HDR as Health Principal in New York

NEW YORK, NY — Madeline Julian, AIA, LEED AP, joins HDR as a Health Principal based in HDR’s New York City architecture studio. In this role, Julian will bring over 20 years of industry experience to building relationships with new and existing health clients while further growing HDR’s reputation …

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American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, LEED AP BD+C as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect. As the 100th AIA President, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial President. …

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Ohio DOT Partners With Kokosing on I-70/I-71 Downtown Ramp Up

The Columbus, Ohio, region is experiencing significant population growth. Last year’s census found that Columbus was the fastest-growing metropolitan in the Midwest. When areas experience population growth, infrastructure must keep up to enable safe and reliable travel. The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is working on a massive project – …

Mid-State Drilling LLC Provides Quality Geothermal and Quarry Drilling Services Throughout Tennessee

From dropping out of college to running one of the largest blasting companies in Tennessee, Johnny Coleman has always preferred to do things his own way.

“I was a sophomore in college majoring in business when my father called me about a job opportunity,” recalled Coleman, Owner of Mid-State Drilling …

The Power of Partnerships

Infrastructure is more than just asphalt, concrete, or steel. It’s the backbone of American life and continuing prosperity.

Roads and bridges connect us, dams and wastewater treatment plants protect us, and underground utilities serve our daily needs — all with little to no fanfare. Yet, Doug King understands infrastructure’s importance. …

Sharing Equipment in Upstate New York Orleans County Helps Towns Conserve Resources and Stay Productive

In the snowbelt of western New York between Buffalo and Rochester, town and county highway departments often share equipment to keep productivity high and capital costs on budget. The town of Albion Highway Department understands the benefits of inter-governmental cooperation, frequently sharing attachments and machines with other Orleans County townships …

New Hampshire Construction Career Days Returns in 2022

New Hampshire’s Construction Career Days (NHCCD) makes its return on September 22 and 23, at the Hillsborough County Youth Center in New Boston, New Hampshire. It is expected that over 850 high school students will be in attendance per day from throughout the Granite State. In the first 90-minutes after …

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Rolling Through Rugged Roads

With the right equipment, anything is possible. It can give you the leg up you need to pull ahead of the competition. When it comes to delivering equipment on time or ahead of schedule worry-free, the right trailer is invaluable.

Today, more than ever, manufacturers are listening to the needs …

McCarthy Building Companies Expands Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility

A $334 million expansion and reconstruction of the Tomahawk Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility in Johnson County, Kansas, by McCarthy Building Companies can treat up to 172 million gallons per day during wet weather flows. The project represents the largest infrastructure job the county has ever undertaken.

“It was neat to …

St. Mary Levee District Protects Six Parishes From High River Levels With Permanent Floodgate

After three floods within a decade, the St. Mary Levee District (SMLD) decided to build a permanent $80 million Bayou Chene Flood Protection Structure to protect several Louisiana communities from high river dangers.

“The permanent structure is operational,” says Tim Matte, Executive Director of SMLD. “We are prepared for high-river …

The Detroit Demolition Department Aids Redevelopment and Enhances Safety in Neighborhoods Throughout the City

Knocking down vacant houses to make way for new construction or community gardens or just green space, the Detroit Demolition Department aids in the city’s neighborhood redevelopment, enhancing safety, value and health.

“We do this as a matter of quality of life,” says LaJuan Counts, Director of the Demolition …

Rehab of Busy Las Vegas I-515 Viaduct Nears Quick Completion

The Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) $40 million Interstate 515 Viaduct Rehabilitation Project is nearing completion. When complete, it will boost travel through downtown Las Vegas.

“Any viaduct or elevated freeway structure needs extra maintenance and care,” says Justin Hopkins, Public Information Officer for NDOT. “This project is …

Scarsella Brothers Partners with Idaho Transportation Department to Upgrade SH 41 Corridor from Post Falls to Rathdrum

To meet growing traffic needs, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is expanding and upgrading the State Highway 41 Corridor from Post Falls to Rathdrum to increase capacity and improve safety.

“There is a lot of new development in the area,” says Randy Durland, Project Manager for the south section …

North Carolina DOT Awards Final Segment of Fayetteville Outer Loop Project, Construction is Set to Begin this Month

After a three-year delay, construction for the final segment of the long-awaited Fayetteville Outer Loop will begin this month following the recent awarding of the $151.8-million contract. The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awarded the contract to Branch Civil Inc. of Roanoke, Virginia.

The five-mile segment will be constructed …

Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report Unveils Two Proposed Design Concepts

A team of faculty at the University of Hawaii Community Design Center, School of Architecture, and the Department of Urban and Regional Planning recently completed the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report, which created a concept/vision plan for the harbor and generated a conceptual cost estimate for the vision …

Five Projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five state department of transportation projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in …

Bringing Together Customers and Manufacturers

Over the course of two days, the attendees of General Equipment & Supplies’ 2022 Aggregate Expo were given the opportunity to attend education sessions led by industry experts, visit aggregate and construction trade show booths and an outdoor equipment display, and network during and after the expo. The event …

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Morrissey Engineering Earns Quadruple LEED Platinum Certification, Becomes One of Only Eight Across the Nation

The headquarters of Morrissey Engineering, the 4940 Building, has become one of only eight buildings across the nation to earn quadruple LEED Platinum certification. With its latest recertification, the 4940 Building became the first and only to certify at the Platinum level four times, not just in Nebraska, but …

Dewberry is Selected to Lead I-4 at US 27 Interchange Improvement Project in Polk County, Florida

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has selected Dewberry to lead an interchange improvement project that will increase capacity, enhance traffic operations, and improve safety in Polk County, Florida. Dewberry will provide concurrent project development and environment (PD&E) study and design services for the I-4 and U.S. 27 interchange project. …

USACE, USBR Celebrate Completion of Lower Yellowstone Fish Bypass Channel with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) recently cut the ribbon on the Lower Yellowstone Intake Diversion Dam Fish Passage Project, completing construction on the $44-million, 2.1-mile-long channel. The intake diversion dam supplies irrigation water to the area, providing a natural source to the …

Three Projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a …

Two Projects in Maine Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with each …

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J. Masterson Construction Finalizing Warehouse Development Site Work for Jewett Construction Co.

After a slow January 2022 start, site work on two warehouses in Wilmington, Massachusetts, is well underway.

“This is a complete ground up development of a vacant 28-acre parcel into two warehouse buildings and associated parking,” said Steve Souza, Project Manager for J. Masterson Construction of Danvers, Massachusetts.

The …

Caltrans Reconstructs SR 99 from Selma to Fowler

Located in the Central Valley of California, State Route 99 runs north-south. A stretch of the 400-plus-mile highway – which was part of a route that used to run from Mexico to Canada – between Fowler and Selma is being worked on by the California Department of Transportation.

The …

Innovative Flex Lane on Madison Beltline is a First for Wisconsin

Making the most of what you have is a cliché of positive thinking. However, it also is an apt way to describe a project from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) – the Flex Lane on U.S. 12 in Dane County. The roughly 10-mile project area is located in Madison, …

I-77 Panther Interchange Brings Economic and Transportation Benefits to Growing Area of Northeastern South Carolina

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) is in the middle of the I-77 Panther Interchange Design-Build Project. Located in York County, the Northeastern part of the state, near the border of North Carolina, the project offers both transportation and economic benefits.

I-77, a north-south highway, runs from the center …

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RATIO, MWL Architects Create State-of-the-Art Post and Laboratory Facilities for Indiana State Police

The Indiana State Police (ISP) recently celebrated the opening of a new Post and Regional Laboratory facility in Fort Wayne. Designed by RATIO and MWL Architects, the Fort Wayne facility will act as a model for nearly identical upgrades in Evansville and Lowell.

With cramped lab conditions and limited …

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Libraries Transistion Into Central Hubs for Connection

With modern-day technology at everyone’s fingertips, libraries are shifting from their original uses into community beacons for reading, learning, and research.

As libraries transition into central hubs for connection within their own communities, staff at Newburgh Chandler Public Library – a building originally designed for the Town of Chandler by …

LHC Inc. Increases Productivity with Advanced Equipment and Solid Dealer Relationship

For more than 50 years, LHC Inc. has provided construction services to Montana’s Flathead Valley. It has completed and is currently working on some of the Treasure State’s largest, most complex, and high-profile projects, including the construction of a nearly $34 million bypass around its home city of Kalispell.

LHC’s …

Roundabouts Improve Safety and Solve Complex Traffic Issues

INDIANAPOLIS — In the first in a series of podcasts, American Structurepoint experts reveal key safety facts and statistics about roundabouts and how roundabouts designed by American Structurepoint help solve complex transportation issues across the nation.

American Structurepoint Vice President and Partner Mike McBride, a nationally recognized roundabout expert, …

Caltrans Partners with Teichert and MCM Construction to Widen Highway 70 in Butte County

A decades long dream to widen State Highway 70 from Chico to Sacramento, California, is coming to fruition and will improve traffic flow and safer passage through the agricultural area.

“The project is designed to improve safety,” says Cameron Knudson, Project Manager for Caltrans in Marysville.

The two-lane highway …

Bob Bergkamp Construction Co. Creates New Alignment for Highway K-14

More than six decades ago, U.S. Navy World War II veteran Bob Bergkamp purchased a used Caterpillar D7 Dozer from Foley Equipment of Wichita, Kansas, and formed Bob Bergkamp Construction Co., working primarily on soil conservation projects. He set off to become the best civil contractor in the area. …

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Tennessee DOT Improves SR 63 for Greater Efficiency and Connectivity

Responding to residents’ requests for improvements to a main arterial road between Campbell and Claiborne counties, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is widening and reconfiguring State Route 63.

“It’s to make this roadway as safe and efficient as possible,” says Mark Nagi, Community Relations Officer for TDOT. “We …

Brasfield & Gorrie Completes Challenging GRAIL Laboratory and Research Facility Project Ahead of Schedule

When faced with completing a warehouse-to-laboratory project in six months, during a pandemic, Brasfield & Gorrie rose to the challenge and finished construction 13 days early for GRAIL Laboratory and Research Facility project in North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park in Durham.

“The schedule was the most challenging part of the …

Final US 83 Project Underway to Update 68-Mile White River to Murdo Corridor in South Dakota

Work nears completion on an $112 million, 68-mile stretch of U.S. 83 in South Dakota, featuring new pavement and a shared-use path, as the South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT) upgrades the corridor from White River to Murdo.

“We’ve done seven projects along that stretch in a very short timeframe …

McCarty Companies Third Design-Build Project in West Boylston Underway

It is business as usual for McCarty Companies as a third project on Hartwell Street in West Boylston is well underway. As with many construction companies, COVID-19 presented a slow-down, but to McCarty the pandemic proved to be only a glitch.

“The project was in the planning stages when the …

Chicago’s 75th Street Corridor Improvement Project Introduces New Generation to Transportation Careers While Untangling Congested Railroad Tracks and Roads

Construction of one of the most complex projects to improve railroad infrastructure in the Chicago region is about to ramp up. But for the past several years, partners in the Chicago Region Environmental and Transportation Efficiency (CREATE) program have already been working to impact communities in the corridor.

CREATE is …

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Heavy Traffic and Environmental Restrictions Challenge Reconstruction of Northwest Arizona’s I-15 Virgin River Bridge No. 1

Winding through the steep, scenic Virgin River Gorge in northwestern Arizona, Interstate 15 carries large amounts of truck and commercial traffic. At almost 50 years old, the Virgin River Bridge No. 1 – one of seven bridges crossing the river in Arizona’s 29-mile stretch of I-15 – needed rehabilitation to …

Pennsylvania DOT and South State, Inc. Rehabilitate US 1/Roosevelt Expressway Viaduct

Departments of Transportation across the country aim to do bridge repairs in a low-key manner and keep them safe for motorists. The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) is in the middle of a project focused on repairing a couple of bridges in the Nicetown section of Philadelphia.

U.S. 1, the …

I-69 Rebuild Generates Much Needed Roadway Improvements Between Marshall and Charlotte Counties

Every motorist appreciates a smooth ride, particularly when a road had previously been in poor condition. However, the time when a road is under repair can be frustrating, as it often results in back-ups and or detours. Therefore, the quicker the road repair is completed, the happier motorists are. Completing …

Arkansas DOT Widens US 82 Between El Dorado and Texarkana

U.S. Highway 82, an east-west highway, covers more than 1600 miles between New Mexico and Georgia. The highway passes through southern Arkansas and is a major artery in the area. The Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT) is widening a section of U.S. 82 in the southwestern part of the state. …

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Swinerton Completes $43 Million in Contract Value for the Long Beach Airport New Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) Facility

LONG BEACH, CA — Swinerton, a California-based builder with more than 130 years of experience, announces the completion of Long Beach Airport’s (LGB) New Ticketing Lobby and Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) Facility, which will allow for more efficient TSA screening. The $43 million in contract value project enhances …

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Buck O’Neil Memorial Bridge Replacement Under Way in Kansas City

Construction is under way and proceeding smoothly on the replacements for the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Memorial Bridge in Kansas City, Missouri.

“While safe, the bridge is nearing the end of its projected lifespan,” says Melissa Black, Communications Manager with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

The existing dual-span, …

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Three-Phase I-94 Rebuild Brings Multiple Benefits to Jackson County

Experiencing substantial increases in traffic on Interstate 94 in Jackson County, Michigan, since the highway opened in 1960, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the midst of a three-phase reconstruction project.

“The current corridor is, in part, obsolete and in need of improvements with the goal to balance …

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Corridor H Extension Aids Economic Growth in West Virginia

One of West Virginia’s largest highway systems, Corridor H, will offer an easier way for people and goods to reach Washington, DC, and other destinations.

“The project will open up traffic from the central part of our state to the eastern part,” says Tommy Collins, Project Manager with the …

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I-65/I-70 North Split to Improve Safety in Downtown Indianapolis

The $350 million reconstruction and redesign of the North Split – the interchange between Interstate 65 and Interstate 70 – in downtown Indianapolis aims to improve capacity and safety and reduce congestion.

“Public safety was the number one driver for this project,” says Mallory Duncan, Strategic Communications Director for …

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Ames Q&D Constructors Relies on In-Depth Coordination and Communication for Reno Spaghetti Bowl Xpress Project

Successfully completing improvements to northern Nevada’s busiest interchange amid material and labor shortages requires continuous and complex coordination.

As the $182 million Reno Spaghetti Bowl Xpress (SBX) project nears substantial completion at the end of 2022, “The main challenges are dealing with traffic, scheduling, and providing safe work zones,” said …

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Minnesota DOT Cleans Up Complicated Glenwood Intersection With Highway 29 Overpass

Every motorist wants roads that will get them to their destination quickly and reliably. Sometimes, impediments exist leading to delays and uncertainty. In Glenwood, Minnesota – located in the western part of the state on Lake Minnewaska – the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) and Pope County are partnering on …

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South Access - Surface Street Connections Project Will Create a Better Route to Seattle Attractions

February 28, 2001, was a day that rocked western Washington State – literally. The Nisqually Earthquake struck the area. The epicenter of the 6.8 quake was 11 miles north of Olympia. Although scientists estimate the quake struck 30 miles below the Nisqually River delta, the impact was felt miles away …

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Louisiana DOTD Expands Vital Freight Corridor in St. Tammany Parish

Located in southeast Louisiana, St. Tammany Parish is one of the fastest-growing parishes in the state. The parish has a population of approximately 270,000 people and has been growing dramatically since 1990. More growth is expected. To keep up with the population growth, the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development …

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SR 273/I-95 Interchange Improvements Reduce Traffic Weaving Near Newark, Delaware

Weaving is necessary for textile production. But when traffic is weaving – that’s a problem. The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is engaged in the SR 273/I-95 Interchange Improvements project to reduce weaving outside of Newark, Delaware, which is in the northwest part of the state.

In 2017, DelDOT completed …

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Paving Technology Helps Alpine Civil Construction Sharpen Their Vision for the Future

The phrase, “having it all” often implies the need to acquire wealth, power, and status. Not so, for Lance Latimer who, instead, saw it as a goal for the breadth of expertise he envisioned for his company, Alpine Civil Construction based in Conifer, Colorado. His vision started with a stringless …

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indus Revitalizes Almost 6 Miles of Nantucket’s Paved Bikeways With Plant-Based Delta Mist Rejuvenating Fog Seal

Contractor work crews recently upgraded a major section of bikeway on the island of Nantucket, Massachusetts, a historic tourist destination located about 30 miles south of Massachusetts’ Cape Cod.

More than 30 miles of asphalt-paved bike paths traverse the 45-square-mile island, serving not only as modes of transportation, but popular …

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Marsh Construction Services Benefits From Booming Business Expansion Near Savannah

Founded by brothers Timmy and Travis Marsh, Marsh Construction Services is successfully evolving to take advantage of a current surge in commercial construction opportunities in the Savannah, Georgia, area.

Approximately five years ago, the brothers rebranded their company as Marsh Construction Services. This rebrand followed several decades of doing …

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Final Phase of the I-5 South Corridor Project Nears Completion

As the final segment of Caltrans’ $677 million Interstate 5 South improvement project nears completion later this summer, work continues at a brisk pace.

“The overall project consists of six separate segments that bordered each other but had different start and end dates,” says Marc Bischoff, Public Information …

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Lunda Construction Co. Builds New Bridges on WIS 35/54 Over Trempealeau River

As the original bridges spanning the east and west canals of the Trempealeau River on WIS 35/54 began aging, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) has embarked on replacements.

“The two bridges on 35 had reached their service lives and are being replaced,” says Nick Pitsch, Project Manager for …

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Ohio DOT Rehab Project Brings a Much Smoother Ride to I-675

Noting a deterioration of the pavement and bridges on Interstate 675, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) undertook the nearly completed $26 million, 17-mile-long I-675 rehabilitation project in Fairborn.

“The pavement over a 10-mile stretch was in pretty dire need of repair, and within the I-675 corridor, every bridge in …

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Transforming Historic Structure into High-Tech Training Center

As one of the largest fire protection companies in the Midwest, Ryan Fireprotection makes it the company’s mission to develop world-class talent to create and maintain fire protection solutions.

Luminaut Rowland and Shiel Sexton are helping Ryan Fireprotection transform a historic downtown Indianapolis structure into a high-tech Training Center for …

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SITECH Michigan Makes Move to Accommodate Growth

SITECH Michigan has moved to a new location in Novi, Michigan, after outgrowing its location in Waterford. The company grew nearly 50 percent between 2020 to 2021, with bold aspirations to continue that momentum and double by 2025.

“For a number of reasons, it was time for our team to …

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Final Phase of New Jersey’s $320M Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project Eases Congestion and Increases Safety

Amidst the final phase of work for the 11-year, $320 million Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges project between Stafford Township and Long Beach Island, New Jersey, “One of the main challenges is the need to have all travel lanes open during the summer season,” said Steve Schapiro, Spokesperson for …

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Wildish Standard Paving Co Replaces South Yamhill River Bridge in Northwest Oregon

Located in northwest Oregon and 40 miles southwest of Portland is McMinnville. The Yamhill River, an 11-mile tributary of the Willamette River, goes through the town. The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is in the middle of a project over the river – the South Yamhill River Bridge.

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Bacco Construction Partners with Michigan DOT to Reconstruct US 41

Located on the Keweenaw Peninsula on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, the city of Houghton borders the Portage Canal. The city of approximately 8,500 people is the largest in the Keweenaw and home to Michigan Technological University (MTU). The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the middle of the U.S. 41 …

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Alabama DOT Reconstructs SR 255 to Meet Rising Traffic Demands in Huntsville

The city of Huntsville has been growing. Under Mayor Tommy Battle, the city has pursued businesses to move into town – they have responded. When business picks up in a location, traffic does as well. This is why the city of Huntsville has been engaged in infrastructure projects, including Research …

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Oklahoma DOT Restores Bridges and Rehabs Pavement on I-44

The population in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area has been rising and passed 1 million in 2021. Like in much of the country, the area’s infrastructure is aging. Combine these two facts and you have the basis for a project the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) is currently engaged in …

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Stringless GPS Technology Opens New Possibilities for Gerald D. Bowman Contractors, Inc.

Conducted properly, any business can be a positive, evolving, continually learning experience. Resisting the call for improvement can often lead to failure; heeding it can help ensure success and growth. No one knows that better than Jerry Bowman who, after more than three decades in business – and sensing impending …

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New Mexico DOT Reconstructs NM 68 and US 64 in Taos

The town of Taos, New Mexico, and neighboring Taos Pueblo – which is designated as both a World Heritage Site and a National Historic Site – attract thousands of visitors each year. Currently under construction is one of the largest road projects in Taos history – the New Mexico Department …

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Felix A. Marino Company Uses Polymer Cement Decorative Surfacing to Increase Pedestrian Safety in Westwood

The Town of Westwood in southeastern Massachusetts recently “calmed” a sizeable portion of its vehicle traffic with a strong dose of polymer cement decorative surfacing.

Located 12 miles southwest of Boston, the community of 15,000 awarded a $2.5 million contract to P.J. Keating for the reconstruction of nearly 4 miles …

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Synergy Contracting Helps City of Mitchellville Expand Its Infrastructure

Synergy Contracting recently completed a new collection system and lift station replacement for the City of Mitchellville, Iowa, as the rural community continues to expand.

Mitchellville is 20 miles northeast of Des Moines and home to approximately 2,500 residents. As the Greater Des Moines community continues to grow, smaller communities …

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How Do Solar PV Systems Work Technically and Financially?

The window for getting a robust federal tax rebate on solar panels is set to dwindle. Before 2020 you could get a 30 percent rebate on a new solar panel system. As of March 2022, you can get 26 percent back thanks to an extension of the federal Investment Tax …

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Missouri DOT Bundles Bootheel Bridge Projects for Better Value and Flexibility

Faced with many bridges in need of rehabilitation, the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) bundled a number of them in the Bootheel region of the state into a single $25.5 million design-build contract with the Robertson Contractors Team.

“These bridges were all in poor condition,” says Benji Philpot, Project …

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Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. Upgrades Highway 10 in Arkansas

The $81 million in upgrades to busy Highway 10 west of Pleasant Valley Drive in Little Rock present several firsts for the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).

“This section of highway has the highest daily traffic count in Arkansas on a non-interstate highway,” says Keith Goff, a Resident Engineer …

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Multinational Coordination Moves the Gordie Howe International Bridge Another Step Forward

The busiest commercial land crossing between the United States and Canada will soon have a second bridge – the Gordie Howe International Bridge – named after a popular Canadian hockey star who played in Detroit.

“This is a once in a generation project,” says Grant Hilbers, Vice President of …

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Archer Western - de Moya Joint Venture Expands the Gateway Expressway

The Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) nearly $595 million Gateway Expressway project aims to reduce congestion and improve safety, in Pinellas County, with elevated toll lanes on State Road 690 and 686 and express lanes on Interstate 275.

“The Gateway area of Pinellas County is a highly developing area, …

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PKF Mark III Reconstructs 50-Year-Old Route 30 Over Beach Thorofare/Absecon Boulevard Bridge Near Atlantic City

Atlantic City has a colorful history. It has been a tourist town for many years. These days, tourists are drawn to Atlantic City for its casinos, as much as for it beaches and boardwalks. One route to get to the famous Atlantic City and its attractions is Route 30, which …

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I-90 and LaCrosse Street Interchange Reconstruction Adds Capacity to Keep Up with Growth in Rapid City

Ever met anyone who likes waiting in traffic? No one has. One of the aims of nearly every infrastructure project is to increase capacity in some way to improve traffic flow. The big question that needs to be answered is how to improve traffic flow. The South Dakota Department of …

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Colorado DOT Successfully Adds Express Lane to Westbound I-70 Near Denver

In 2019, the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) began the I-70 Westbound Mountain Express Lane project. With the project nearly wrapped, those involved view it as a success.

To get to the Rocky Mountains, Denver metro residents turn to I-70. The interstate experiences huge spikes in traffic on the weekend …

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Washington State DOT Reduces Travel Times with I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road Southbound HOV Project

Located approximately 35 miles south of Seattle in West Central Washington is Tacoma-Pierce County. The county is the setting for a major infrastructure project headed by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The I-5 Portland Avenue to Port of Tacoma Road Southbound HOV project is the culmination of a …

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I-95 Southbound Rappahannock River Crossing Brings Congestion Relief Near Fredericksburg

The state of Virginia is in the middle of multiple projects along I-95. The projects are part of the Improve 95 Program and in the vicinity of Fredericksburg, an hour south of Washington, D.C. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is currently focusing on several projects in the Fredericksburg area …

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Hawkins Construction Company Partners with Nebraska DOT to Convert US 75 Into Four-Lane Expressway

After three decades of planning, a project now underway in Nebraska will significantly upgrade an important traffic corridor between Omaha and Nebraska City. The Nebraska Department of Transportation's Murray-Plattsmouth Project will reconstruct approximately 6.83 miles of U.S.34/U.S. 75 located in Cass County, widening the existing U.S. 75 into a …

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Suffolk Construction Targets 2023 Finish for $300M Northeastern University EXP Building

Construction of Northeastern University’s new $300 million research building at the Boston campus has reached the halfway mark and is on schedule for a mid-summer 2023 finish by general contractor Suffolk Construction.

The 350,000-square-foot EXP building joins the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC), a 234,000-square-foot building also built by …

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USAFA Returns Long-Entombed Air Garden to Former Glory

Architecture is an experience, one of time and place, purpose, and point of view. At the United States Air Force Academy, just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado, the architectural experience is one of exceptional order as the fundamental footfall on a path to excellence. Perhaps the finest collection of Mid-Century …

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New York State DOT Improves I-390/I-490/Route 31 Interchange with Four-Phase Reconstruction

Congestion at the Interstate 390, Interstate 490 and Route 31 interchange prompted the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) to improve operations and safety with a four-phase, $172.8 million project at the Town of Gates interchange.

“The biggest operational need for this intersection before we implemented this project was …

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Tennessee DOT Partners with Charles Blalock and Sons to Replace US 64 Bridge

For 85 years, motorists have driven over the Ocoee River on the now aging U.S. 64 bridge, but later this year, a new $12.6 million signature bridge will replace the existing structure in Polk County, Tennessee.

The project “will improve the safety and operations of the facility, update the bridge …

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Caltrans and Alameda CTC Partner for Final Phase of SR 84 Improvement Project

The fifth and final phase of the $472 million State Route 84 improvement project in California, now under way, will bring the route up to expressway standards, reduce congestion and increase safety along the corridor and at the interchange with Interstate 680.

“This is an important corridor for east-west travel, …

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Arizona DOT Chooses a Public-Private Partnership to Improve I-10 Broadway Curve

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) $776 million Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project in Phoenix will increase capacity and improve safety.

“This is ADOT’s largest urban freeway reconstruction project,” says Amy Ritz, ADOT I-10 Broadway Curve Project Manager. “The benefits of this project include reduced travel times …

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Sweetwater Invests Millions into Fort Wayne Campus

Sweetwater, a world leader in music technology and instrument retail, continues to invest millions into their Fort Wayne campus to build state-of-the-art facilities designed to attract employees and sustain the company’s rapid growth.

Built on a 100-plus-acre campus, Sweetwater’s 450,000-square-foot core building houses offices, a music store, recording studios, a …

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Shelly and Sands Inc. Works Through Aggressive Schedule to Rebuild Four Lanes, Bridges, Ramps, and More in Ohio’s US 30 Major Rehabilitation

For the $62 million U.S. 30 major rehabilitation project through the City of Mansfield, Ohio, “The biggest challenge we deal with is the schedule, just because of the sheer amount of work that needs to occur in a very short amount of time,” said Jeff Labaki, Project Engineer for …

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Maryland DOT SHA Reconstructs I-270/MD 85 Interchange for Easier Commute to and from the Nation’s Capital

Frederick, Maryland is located north of Washington, DC, and is about a one-hour drive from the capital. The city is a bedroom community for DC and like others in that category, it has experienced strong growth. To keep traffic in the area flowing smoothly, the Maryland Department of Transportation’s …

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Route 60/Glenstone Avenue Interchange Reconstruction Will Create Better Access Through Springfield

Located in southwestern Missouri, Springfield has a population of nearly 170,000. The city, which is known for its big city attractions, draws people from the smaller towns in the area. The James River Freeway, or US Route 60, is located southwest of the city and is the main thoroughfare into …

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Anlaan Construction Partners with Michigan DOT to Improve Multiple Bridges in Grand Haven

Located on the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, Grand Haven, Michigan is a popular tourist destination. The Grand Haven area is known for its sandy beaches, retail-lined boardwalk, and the Rosy Mound Natural Area. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the middle of the U.S. 31 and M-104 …

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Minnesota’s I-94 Maple Grove to Clearwater Reconstruction Nears Completion

Along a 39-mile stretch of Interstate 94 between the towns of Maple Grove and Clearwater, drivers traveling through Minnesota endured two years of extensive construction. Improvements and upgrades – including new travel lanes, rebuilding of bridges, resurfacing of deteriorating pavement, access lane construction and drainage improvements, and the addition of …

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I-20/I-220 Interchange Project Improves Access for Barksdale Air Force Base

Barksdale Air Force Base (BAFB), located in Bossier Parish in northwest Louisiana, is one of the largest military installations in the country, and a critical base of operations for the U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command, the 8th Air Force, the 2nd Bomb Wing, and the 307th Bomb Wing. More …

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Speedy $16M Expansion of COVID-19 Test Kit Factory Wins ABC Award for JM Coull Inc.

JM Coull Inc. of Maynard, Massachusetts, has been recognized for its rapid expansion of a COVID-19 test kit manufacturing facility in Holliston, Massachusetts. The company received an Excellence in Construction Award (EIC) at the ABC Massachusetts annual EIC Awards evening, held November 17, 2021. EIC Awards recognize overall excellence in …

From Home Business to National Success

With 50 years under its belt, Raimonde Drilling Corporation (RDC) has been providing drilling and subsurface sampling services since 1971. RDC’s services include vertical and angle drilling into soil and bedrock formations for a variety of purposes, from mineral exploration and environmental investigations to geotechnical engineering and offshore drilling. The …

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Making the Grade in Lawrence Township

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen evidence of inequity and inequality with current events across the country. Along with these events, we’ve also witnessed a mental health crisis of epic proportions that is affecting young people. As a result, and to maintain stability with our students in K-12 schools, the …

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InRoads Creates Better Connectivity in Des Moines with Fleur Drive Reconstruction

A major thoroughfare in Des Moines, Iowa, connecting downtown with the airport, received a rapid upgrade, with the reconstruction of southbound Fleur Drive in one construction season, with the successful project attributed to collaboration among InRoads, its subcontractors, and the city.

“InRoads put together a good team, and we …

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Flexible Discovery Building Transforms Santa Monica High School North Campus

California’s Santa Monica High School North Campus’s $133 million Discovery Building sets new standards for flexibility, technology and sustainability.

“This was a fun project to work on,” says Nathan Huntley, Senior Project Manager for McCarthy Building Companies of Los Angeles. “The concept of the building is for collaboration between …

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New UBS Arena is the First Major Redevelopment for Belmont Park, New York

The new $1.1 billion UBS Arena at New York’s historic Belmont Park features unparalleled sightlines, terraces and acoustics for the optimal fan experience.

“This arena can handle all types of events,” says Jason Carmello, Project Architect with Populous in Kansas City, Missouri, a global leader in designing arenas and …

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Charlotte Gateway Station Brings Intermodal Transportation to the Uptown Area

The new $135 million Charlotte Gateway Station will bring intermodal transportation center to the North Carolina city’s Uptown area.

“The project is undertaken as transformational to move the inter-city passenger rail station to Uptown Charlotte,” says Matthew Simmons, Deputy Director of the Rail Division at the North Carolina Department …

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CSO Designs Innovation Center for Cathedral High School

Cathedral High School recently constructed a 46,000-square-foot Innovation Center to strengthen the school’s commitment to providing flexible and focused learning environments which emphasize Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Learning studios.

Designed by CSO, Cathedral’s Innovation Center de-emphasizes compartmentalized education and stimulates group learning with more open and group-oriented Science …

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Crew Carwash Builds Corporate Headquarters in Downtown Fishers

Crew Carwash recently built a new corporate headquarters and exterior carwash in downtown Fishers that will expand the company’s training and development capabilities and introduce rare opportunities for in-house innovation and collaboration.

After 17 years in its previous location, Crew had outgrown its office space about five miles down the …

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Special Measures Protect Water Sources in Alabama’s $110M US 98/SR 158 Extension Projects

As the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) constructs the $110 million State Road 158 extension to connect with the new U.S. 98 west of Mobile, Alabama, many factors make stormwater management critical, including the project’s history.

When ALDOT started work on the new alignment in 2007, stormwater runoff into wetlands …

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Mountain Parkway Expansion to Close a Transportation Gap in Eastern Kentucky

Infrastructure projects can have many benefits, from improved safety to enhanced economic opportunities and beyond. The multi-year, multi-segment Mountain Parkway Expansion in Kentucky is an infrastructure project with a few significant aims.

Originally opened to traffic in 1963, the Mountain Parkway is a 78-mile route that links Eastern Kentucky or …

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W.G. Yates & Son Construction Company Reconstructs Four Bridges Along I-55 in Tate County

Interstate 55 is a main north-south artery in Mississippi as it travels the entire state. The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the midst of an infrastructure project on I-55 in Tate County, the northwest corner of the state. The project will allow I-55 to continue to function in …

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Utah DOT Connects SR 138 to I-80 with Midvalley Highway

Located 25 miles northeast of Salt Lake City, Tooele County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States. Area growth needs corresponding infrastructure growth to enable locals to move freely. Hence, the Utah Department of Transportation’s (UDOT) Midvalley Highway Project.

Tooele County has the Great Salt Lake …

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I-94 Business Loop Reconstruction Improves Safety for Both Vehicles and Pedestrians

Located in southwest North Dakota is the city of Dickinson. The city, which has a population of approximately 22,000, is about an hour south of the Baaken Oil Shale Basin and was impacted by the oil boom the state experienced. The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) and the City …

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Michigan DOT Gives New Life to US 2 in Bessemer

U.S. Highway 2 is an east-west route that runs along the northern United States. One of the towns U.S. 2 goes through is Bessemer, which is in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, and just a few miles east of the Wisconsin state border. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is …

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Alaska DOT&PF on Track to Complete Anchor River Bridge Replacement One Year Ahead of Schedule

When asked to list government traits, efficiency is not one too many people would include. However, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is on track to complete the Anchor River Bridge Replacement one year earlier than scheduled. That’s efficient and sure to please motorists.

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AECOM, C.H. Nickerson & Company, and SUEZ Partner on Woonsocket Water Treatment Plant

After several weeks of pandemic-induced delay in 2020 during construction of the new Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Water Treatment Plant, the three partners of the design-build-operate (DBO) contract completed the $57 million facility and had it producing purified water by July 2021.

AECOM, C.H. Nickerson, and SUEZ were selected …

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Hammer Construction Inc. Continues to See Success by Focusing on Quality Customer Service

Hammer Construction Inc. has officially been in business for about 30 years, but its roots stretch back to when Jack Hammer founded Hammer Construction and Dozer Service in the 1950s. He focused on building roads, pits and pad sites for drilling rigs and providing roustabout services for energy companies.

Jack …

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Superior Construction Partners with Florida DOT to Reconstruct the I-10/US 301 Interchange

A critical part of northeast Florida’s transportation network, the Interstate 10 and U.S. 301 interchange near Baldwin is receiving a $107 million major upgrade.

“The reconstruction project is designed to accommodate increased truck traffic making the northbound U.S. 301 to eastbound I-10 movement,” says Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary …

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Reconfigured SR 57 Interchange to Improve Traffic Flow in Brea

Aiming to improve traffic conditions on State Road 57 at Lambert Road for the city of Brea, Caltrans has embarked on a $99.8 million project to reconfigure the interchange.

“This project provides congestion relief to improve the traffic flow at the interchange,” says Sheilah Fortenberry, Public Information Officer for …

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Delaware DOT Upgrades SR 24 Corridor for Greater Safety

Concerned about safety along State Road 24 in southeastern Delaware, the Department of Transportation has embarked on the series of projects to address problem spots.

“The Route 24 Corridor is one of the few major east/west connector roads for local and beach traffic moving across the state,” says Kathryn Beasley …

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US 95 Northwest Corridor Improvement Project Enters the Last Phase

With the Las Vegas area rapidly growing, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) has started the final phase of the $579 million, 13-mile U.S. 95 Northwest Corridor Improvement Project.

“This project has increased high-occupancy vehicle lanes and improved connectivity,” says Brian L. Boedigheimer, Supervisor III and District I, Construction …

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Indiana Veterans Center Undergoes Adaptive Reuse

An adaptive reuse project led by the Indiana War Memorials Commission, the Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA), the Indiana Department of Administration (IDOA), krM Architecture, Brandt Construction, and others has modernized the Indiana Veterans Center in downtown Indianapolis to support the building’s future use as a consolidated …

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Heavy Cranes on Barges and Specially Fabricated Tools Construct 164-Foot-Tall Arches for I-74 Mississippi River Bridge Project in Iowa and Illinois

Building twin bridges across the Mississippi River with 164-foot-tall, iconic arches required plenty of heavy lifting, innovation, and adaptation to deal with record flooding and construction challenges.

The $1 billion Interstate 74 Mississippi River Bridge project in the Quad Cities of Iowa and Illinois also reconstructed approach roads and ramps …

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West Virginia DOT Improves I-64 Over Kanawha River

Completing an infrastructure project involves coordinating multiple moving parts. For the Nitro-St. Albans I-64 Improvement project, which is taking place just outside of Charleston, West Virginia, the team has an excessive number of entities to coordinate. The West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) and the team assembled for the five-phase …

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Michigan DOT Updates US 41/M-28 in Marquette Township

Situated in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan off Lake Superior, Marquette Township is the largest of the townships – by population – located in the area. Marquette Township is also home to multiple retail centers that draw customers from all over the area. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently …

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Mathiowetz Construction Utilizes Machine Control Technology on Highway 212 Expansion for Greater Accuracy

There are companies for whom GNSS-based solutions are a welcome addition, a good way to streamline the workflow, even a great means to bolster the bottom line. Then there’s Mathiowetz Construction. The Sleepy-Eye, Minnesota-based contractor has embraced the technology to such a degree that to perform without it seems …

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Bridge Joint Repair Project Brings Major Upgrades to I-405 in Portland

It may be the shortest interstate highway in Oregon – and one of the shortest in the United States – but Interstate 405 in Portland is one of the state's heaviest traveled interstates. Also known as the Stadium Freeway, the 4.2 mile-long I-405 runs through the western side of downtown …

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$30M Streetscape and Highway Improvements Under Way in Ashland

More than $30 million in construction is underway in Ashland, Massachusetts, as contractors overhaul its downtown and reconstruct the section of a state highway that passes through the town. It was learned in a recent interview with local officials Michael Herbert, Town Manager, and Doug Small, Public Works Director, that …

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UMA Geotechnical Construction Goes Deep to Anchor Blankets Creek Pump Station

You need to build a stable foundation for improvements to a pump station but you’re located in a 5-foot water table within proximity to a creek. How do you keep the foundation from rising? One Georgia county’s engineer chose to pin it down with rock anchors and UMA Geotechnical Construction …

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Michigan DOT Relocates US 31 in Berrien County

Aiming to provide easier travel in the southwest portion of the state, the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) has undertaken the U.S. 31 Relocation project to connect with Interstate 94.

“About 39 million tons of commodities move between Indiana and Michigan on I-94 and U.S. 31,” says Kenton McAndrew, …

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Earth Services & Abatement and Iowa Demolition Decontaminates and Demos Superfund Site in Des Moines

An Iowa abatement and demolition firm is tackling the cleanup of a Superfund site south of Des Moines, making way for a new soccer stadium, hotels, and an entertainment district, which will revitalize a neglected area south of downtown.

“The Dico site is an area that was assumed to be …

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Oklahoma DOT Modernizes Aging I-44/235 Interchange

Oklahoma’s transportation department is modernizing an aging interchange with Interstate 44 to improve capacity and eliminate a bottleneck on Interstate 235 in Oklahoma City.

“It could not handle the traffic,” says Jeff Garder, Project Manager with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT). “We are widening the interstate and addressing …

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Final Leg of Zoo Interchange Underway in Wisconsin

Work on the final northern part of the Zoo Interchange on Interstate 41 in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, progresses smoothly.

“The main purpose is to improve overall traffic capacity and reduce congestion,” says Sean Race, Project Manager with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). “This is one of the most heavily …

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Indiana 9/11 Memorial Reopens After 20th Anniversary Expansion

Greg Hess, IFD Firefighter and member of Task Force One who deployed to New York City on 9/11, first initiated the design and construction of a 9/11 Memorial in Indianapolis prior to the 10th anniversary of the attacks in 2010.

Without any funding to pay for the memorial and less …

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Weathered Bedrock at Wide-Ranging Depths Complicates St. Louis’ I-64 at Jefferson Interchange Project

Within the 1-mile length of the Interstate 64 at Jefferson Interchange project in St. Louis, Missouri, widely varying depths of bedrock complicate construction that includes two new roads, three rebuilt bridges, and one new bridge.

“The top layers of rock are very weathered and often come with voids or soil …

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Virginia DOT and Shirley Contracting Company Expand Route 7 Near Washington DC to Accommodate Growing Traffic

Located in Northern Virginia and part of the suburban ring of Washington DC, Fairfax County has experienced dynamic growth. The county, which is the economic powerhouse of the state, has seen an expansion of buildings and businesses. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is in the midst of a project …

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Washington State DOT Clears Up Railroad Congestion with Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project

Safety improvements, better traffic flow, and improved economic opportunities are a recipe for a successful construction project. The Barker Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project, which is taking place in Spokane Valley, Washington, offers each of these benefits.

Spokane Valley is in northeastern Washington, just a few miles from the Idaho border. …

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Caltrans Reconstructs SR 78 in Escondido to Create a Safer Roadway for Commuters and Pedestrians

State Route 78 runs nearly the entire width of southern California. Escondido, California is about 30 miles north of San Diego and 20 miles from Oceanside, where SR 78 terminates. The California Transportation Authority (Caltrans) is in the middle of a project on SR 78 in Escondido. 

The section of …

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Pennsylvania DOT Updates US 1 to Improve Mobility Near Philadelphia

U.S. 1 is a major north-south highway that traverses the entire east coast of the United States. A section of U.S. 1 is undergoing construction in Bucks County, just outside of Philadelphia. Known as the U.S. 1 Improvement Project, the project aims to update and improve the section of the …

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Nevada DOT Interchange Project Underway Along I-15 Corridor

Like its world-famous neighboring city, North Las Vegas continues to see robust physical and economic growth. Much more than a suburb, North Las Vegas is in fact its own city, and indeed the fourth largest city in the state of Nevada. Home to the Las Vegas Motor Speedway, which draws …

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Beck & Bellucci Inc. Replaces Historic Peterborough Arch Stone Bridge

An historic arched bridge in downtown Peterborough, New Hampshire, is being replaced by contractor Beck & Bellucci Inc. as part of a $6.6 million contract that includes reconstructing a lengthy section of U.S. Route 202.

Built in 1940, the Main Street Bridge replaced a two-span stone arch bridge destroyed by …

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AIA Indiana Presents 2021 Design and Service Awards

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New Mexico DOT Adds Continuous Flow Intersection on US 550 in Bernalillo

A heavily traveled route, U.S. 550 experienced congestion and had neared its expected service life, so the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) launched the last corridor project, which is referred to with slogan “Keep Moving 550.”

“U.S. 550 is a corridor project to add capacity and correct some roadway …

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Rognes Corp. Reconstructs a Section of Des Moines Sewer System for Increased Community and Water Safety

Faced with problems with its storm and sewer systems the city of Des Moines, Iowa, designed a project to reconstruct its sewer infrastructure in the River Bend and King Irving area. Rognes Corp. was the successful low bidder.

“It’s a project to revise the storm sewer outlet,” says Warren Rognes …

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Rapidly Growing Northland Crane Service Supports Multiple Industries Around Minnesota

In just a few years, Erik Peterson has grown Minnesota-based Northland Crane Service from the ground up, from one to six cranes, including two new National 55L cranes from Aspen Equipment.

“We can lift anything that needs to be lifted, from setting roof trusses to HVAC units to hot …

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Arkansas 30 Crossing Project to Add Capacity and Improve Safety on One of the State’s Most Traveled Roads

Arkansas Department of Transportation’s (ArDOT) largest project ever, the first phase of the 30 Crossing project in the Little Rock area, aims to improve one of the state’s most traveled roads, Interstate 30, including the replacement of the Arkansas River Bridge.

“We have a capacity issue, but we also …

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Caltrans Rebuilds SR 99 to Improve Safety and Traffic Flow in Live Oak

Caltrans has embarked on the $36 million State Road 99 Live Oak Streetscape, Safety, and Roadway Improvement Project to improve traffic flow and enhance local accessibility, with hopes that it will serve as a catalyst for revitalization of the local economy and downtown core of the City of Live Oak. …

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Innovative Congestion Management Project Relieves Bottlenecks on I-270 in Maryland

The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration’s (MDOT SHA) Innovative Congestion Management (ICM) project to relieve bottlenecks on Interstate 270 from Frederick to Interstate 495, the Washington, D.C., Beltway, combines roadway improvements with real-time ramp metering to improve traffic flow along the corridor.

“We’re coming down to the …

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Hubbard Construction Company Uses First All-Electric, Process Heating Liquid Asphalt Distributor to Resurface Orlando Road

To help meet their company’s goal of a zero carbon footprint by the year 2040, Hubbard Construction Company, headquartered in Winter Park, Florida, recently started using the first all-electric, process heating liquid asphalt distributor, manufactured by E.D. Etnyre & Co. in Oregon, Illinois.

“Etnyre’s Green Distributor can considerably reduce …

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KCI Construction Company Manages Access and Coordination Challenges in Updating St. Louis’ I-64 at Jefferson Interchange

Urban projects often come with issues like tight spaces or an abundance of utilities – but for the Interstate 64 at Jefferson Interchange project in St. Louis, Missouri, the challenges seemed to multiply.

First, “This project is only about a mile long running down I-64, but the work is very …

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Michigan DOT Rebuilds I-69 Between Calhoun and Eaton Counties

A stretch of Interstate 69 in Michigan's Calhoun and Eaton Counties, southwest of Lansing, has been in rough condition for some time. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) projected the costly repair would be an eight- to 10-year project. Rebuilding the road was put off until now.

The most direct …

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Hamilton Construction Restructures Seward Boat Ramp with Help From GNSS Technology

On a recent project to replace the municipal boat launch in Seward, Alaska, Hamilton Construction was presented with a challenge: create an accurate 13 percent slope to support the new structure’s sleeper timbers and concrete planks, but do so in tidal conditions, making visual verification of their progress difficult, if …

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I-295 Direct Connection Cleans Up One of New Jersey’s Most Congested Intersections

One of the busiest interchanges in New Jersey is in the middle of a long-term construction project. Known as the I-295 Direct Connection project, the project will make commuting in Camden County – which borders the Delaware River and Philadelphia – much smoother.

Three roads – I-295, I-76, and Route …

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West Warwick Launches $8M Road Rehab

The town of West Warwick, located in Kent County in the center of Rhode Island, has launched a major renewal of its road network with a full spectrum of treatments designed to restore pavements to their original conditions. Rhode Island’s youngest town, situated on the western bank of the Pawtuxet …

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Lakeside Builders, LLC Sees Diversity as Key to Success

Owned and operated by Mick El-Massri, Lakeside Builders, LLC has grown with the city since its inception more than 25 years ago. As Charlotte evolved, so did Lakeside Builders. While the company originally did everything from start to finish – from site development to construction and property sales – …

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Modjeski and Masters Rehabilitates St. Claude Avenue Bridge for Port of New Orleans

There was something about the St. Claude Avenue Bridge in New Orleans that seemed off. The bridge’s members had unusual stresses, four pin joints were misaligned and the seating at the bridge’s “toe” was uneven. While these issues had been identified in an earlier investigation, the report – which a …

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Foothills Contracting Rebuilds US 83 in South Dakota

Crews rebuilding an 11-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 83 south of Murdo, South Dakota, are cutting the tops off hills and filling in the low spots to make the road safer, with fewer elevation changes and curves.

“We’re really changing the sightlines and passing lanes,” says Rob Knight, President …

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Double Diamond Interchange Improves Traffic Flow at I-26 Interchange in Tennessee

The $15.6 million reconstruction of the Interstate 26 interchange with Boone’s Creek Road (State Route 354) in Washington County, Tennessee, has improved vehicle flow, enhanced safety, and supported economic growth in the area.

“Traffic congestion in the area had been an issue, and bridge height has been a problem for …

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Pennsylvania DOT Improves PA 18 Corridor with Long-Awaited Reconstruction

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) $10 million PA 18 Improvement Project is enhancing the local road network under and surrounding Interstate 70 Exit 17 at Jefferson Avenue in Washington County, southwest of Pittsburgh.

“The project corridor’s aging infrastructure and effects from years of heavy traffic congestion resulted in …

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Jungclaus Mill Will Add to Growing Development on Mass Ave

William P. Jungclaus, a sea captain from Germany, and his cousin John Schumacher partnered in 1875 to found Jungclaus & Schumacher, Contractors & Builders. Over the next century, the family-owned major general contractor now known as Jungclaus-Campbell assisted in the creation of some of the most iconic buildings in …

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Cleveland’s Opportunity Corridor Project Bolsters Economic Activity and Involvement of New Workers and Subcontractors

When the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) set out to build a new boulevard in the area known as the “Forgotten Triangle” on Cleveland’s southeast side, they not only created a project to boost economic activity and mobility, but also included contract requirements that will help local residents and future …

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Idaho Transportation Department Expands I-84 to Contend with Rapid Growth in Boise

According to the 2020 United States Census, Idaho’s population grew over 17 percent since 2010, making it the second fastest-growing state in the country. Meridian, Idaho, which is approximately 10 miles from the state capital of Boise, was the fourth fastest-growing city in the country, as its population increased by …

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Caltrans Expands US 101, the Gateway Between San Francisco and Silicon Valley

It’s an infrastructure issue that has existed for years wherever there are cars and roads. A highly trafficked, congested route should be expanded to allow for improved mobility. While the issue is obvious, financing is not. The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is using a creative way to finance and …

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Michigan DOT Reconstructs M-37 in Barry and Kent Counties

One of the challenges states face when it comes to growing and maintaining their infrastructure is financial uncertainty. The Rebuilding Michigan program, which runs from 2020-2024, is being financed in part through the issuance of bonds and offers more certainty. The objective of the program is to rebuild the state’s …

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Missouri DOT Improves Safety on Route 171 in Jasper County

Route 171 is one of the main routes that runs through Jasper County, which is located in southwest Missouri. This is the site of a current project, known as the Route 171 intersection safety improvements, by the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT).

Dual needs – safety and traffic volumes – …

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Colorado DOT Interchange Project Underway on US 50 in Pueblo West

In Colorado, U.S. Highway 50 – a coast-to-coast highway that runs from Maryland to California – is a major traffic corridor serving the lower midsection of the state. U.S. 50 provides a vital linkage between the Western Slope, lower Front Range, and the Arkansas Valley, and connects the City of …

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Marr Companies Offloads New Gantry Cranes for Boston Harbor Terminal

Three gantry cranes up to 200 feet tall were recently shipped upright on a three month trip from Shanghai to Boston Harbor, where they were destined for Massport’s Conley Container Terminal.

The ship carrying the 22-foot-wide ship-to-shore (STS) cranes arrived at the Port of Boston on June 22, 2021, and …

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Archer United JV Increases Capacity on I-26 with Midlands Connection Project

Aiming to increase capacity and improve safety on Interstate 26 between Little Mountain and Irmo, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has embarked on the $421 million Midlands Connection project.

“The interesting thing for the SCDOT is that this is the third largest contract that we have ever had,” …

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Barton Malow Enhances Fan Experience at Camping World Stadium

Teamwork leads to success on a unique $60 million stadium upgrade in Orlando, Florida, aiming to enhance the fan experience at the city-owned Camping World Stadium while increasing revenue and economic benefit to the community.

“To stay competitive for bowl games and college football, there needs to be a certain …

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Caltrans and Golden State Bridge Restore Iconic Rio Vista Bridge Near Sacramento

The Rio Vista Bridge Emergency project will ensure electromechanical operational systems of this iconic bridge over the Sacramento River are reliable to avoid disruption to vehicular or marine traffic, while preserving the historic nature of the bridge.

“This is one of those fun projects that you only get to do …

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Superior Materials Embraces Sustainability

With wildfires out West and extreme tropical systems in the East, climate change has moved to the front of people’s minds, and many are embracing more environmentally friendly practices, including sustainable concrete available from Superior Materials in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

“We try to be as environmentally conscious as we can,” …

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City of Fishers Developing $15.5M Geist Waterfront Park

Browning Day and Meyer Najem are collaborating with the City of Fishers to develop a 70-acre waterfront park at Geist Reservoir on property acquired by the city in 2018.

Located south of 113th Street on the east side of Olio Road, Geist Waterfront Park will introduce a public beach, a …

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Pandemic and Monsoons Challenge Construction of Phoenix’s Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital

In October 2020, when construction manager Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) began work on Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Phoenix, Arizona, they faced material and labor shortages as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. They also needed to complete the three-story, 51,000-square-foot facility in just one year, working through the Phoenix …

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James Peterson Sons Inc. Leads Reconstruction of WIS 47 Through Menominee Tribal Lands

Situated in tribal lands of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, the 2.62-mile reconstruction of Wisconsin 47 in Keshena, Wisconsin, required an archaeologist onsite for all digging operations and ongoing coordination with tribal staff.

Spread over parts of two years, the six-phase project also included an assortment of traffic control …

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Restore the Corridor Increases Longevity for I-95 in Delaware

Interstate 95 is a major north-south highway that runs the entire length of the United States and even makes its way into Canada. The route was developed in the mid-1950s, though the segment that runs through downtown Wilmington was originally built in 1964. Some portions of the roadway and bridges …

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Illinois DOT Reconstructs Weber Road Interchange on I-55 for an Easier Commute to Chicago

Many people are drawn to big cities for the many benefits they have to offer. The growth of a city often means the growth of the suburban areas in the vicinity. This scenario has played out in Illinois and is the prime reason for the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) …

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Kansas DOT Expands US 69 with Arma Connection

U.S. 69 is a major north-south highway that runs from Minnesota down to Texas. The route passes through eastern Kansas and skirts the border of Missouri. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) is currently working on two projects along U.S. 69 including one known as the Arma Connection.

The Arma …

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Mississippi DOT Extends I-20 Frontage Road in Vicksburg

Vicksburg, Mississippi, is famous for being the home of a key Civil War battle. The town, which has a population of approximately 23,000, is in Western Mississippi and is located on the Mississippi River. Interstate 20, a major east-west highway that runs from Texas to South Carolina. The Mississippi Department …

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Kerr Contractors Eases Congestion from I-5 Roberts Mountain to South Umpqua River in Oregon

The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has completed a project designed to ease Interstate 5 traffic congestion and improve safety along a mountain pass in the southwestern part of the state. The I-5 Roberts Mountain to South Umpqua River Paving and Climbing Lanes Project, near the town of Roseburg, Ore. …

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Comer Contracting Restores Key Middlefield Road With Asphalt Rubber Chip Seal

A busy but failing collector road in a small Connecticut town was given new life recently with the application of a traditional pavement preservation treatment modified with ground tire rubber.

Comer Contracting applied chip seal fortified with crumb rubber modifier (CRM) to Jackson Hill Road, an important thoroughfare passing through …

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Technical Foundations Brings Innovative Solutions to Challenging Sites

Technical Foundations has been providing specialty foundation contracting services along the Eastern Seaboard for 27 years, with a heavy focus on Virginia and the Carolinas. The contractor’s reputation for taking on unique projects is evident in its selection of equipment, the most recent of which was the rental of a …

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Net Zero ASHRAE Headquarters Serves as Model for the Industry

Aiming to create a high-performing, energy-efficient global headquarters building, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) renovated an Atlanta-metro, 1970s-era structure, which now serves as an exemplar and industry best practice.

“We hope others follow suit and renovate existing buildings,” says Ginger Scoggins, Chair of the …

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Shafer Contracting and Minnesota DOT Create New Pathway for Highway 14

Aiming to spur economic development in the area, the Minnesota Department of Transportation’s (MnDOT) new 12.5-mile road from Dodge Center and Owatonna will also increase capacity and improve safety on Highway 14 in Dodge and Stelle counties.

“It’s charting a new route for the highway through what had been …

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Washington State DOT Adds Lanes to I-405 to Improve Safety and Reduce Congestion

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) $705 million I-405 Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project aims to relieve congestion, increase trip reliability and improve safety on one of the busiest corridors in the state. More than 200,000 vehicles drive on the corridor daily.

“The purpose …

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Arkansas DOT Creates Quicker Connections with Hot Springs Bypass

Work progresses on a 5.8-mile, $75 million extension of the Hot Springs, Arkansas, bypass, through rugged terrain, to ease traffic heading north and south.

“The goal is to route through traffic around the city of Hot Springs to allow quicker connections to and from Hot Springs Village and other areas …

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The Hagerman Group Creates One-of-a-Kind Boutique Hotels in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne

The year 2020 had no shortage of challenges, given the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. With the pause in travel and tourism, the hospitality industry was among the sectors hit hardest. Yet today, as many people feel an eagerness to travel and the urge to experience unique places, two recently …

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MacMor Construction Increases Productivity with Powerful Equipment

Dirt work is in Brian Golden’s blood – and the connection to each generation of his family is present every day at MacMor Construction LLC. Founded in 2013 and named after his daughters – Mackenzie and Morgan – MacMor started as a three-man crew and has grown into …

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Nunn Construction and Industrial Constructors/Managers Inc. Turn Historic Manzanola School Building into Modern, K-12 Campus

Colorado’s rural Manzanola School District features a historic junior/senior high school built in 1925, the first credited building by architect Temple Hoyne Buell, who eventually designed more than 300 buildings in the state.

But with asbestos in multiple places, a lack of heat in most classrooms, and the school …

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Michigan DOT Partners with J&N Construction and DJ McQuestion and Sons to Rebuild US 31

Located in northern Michigan, just off Lake Michigan, is Charlevoix County. The area draws droves of tourists in the summertime. Tourists, commuters, and commercial traffic alike use U.S. 31 to get to and from Charlevoix County. The Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) is in the middle of a project along …

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Missouri DOT Considers Pedestrians and Mobility Needs with St. Charles Rock Road Pavement Improvements

The traditional infrastructure project focuses on roads, bridges, and tunnels. These types of projects are dedicated to vehicular transportation. Pedestrians and their mobility needs are often overlooked or are an afterthought. The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) is in the midst of the St. Charles Rock Road (Route 180) Pavement …

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I-405 Improvement Eases Congestion for Los Angeles Commuters

Traffic is the bane of every driver. Yet, everyone knows that they will periodically run into it. Californians, and Los Angeles area drivers, in particular, are familiar with busy highways and traffic congestion. The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA), in cooperation with The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), is working …

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Iowa DOT Completes Region’s First Dual, Divided Freeway

With the completion of the final phase of the I-80/I-29 Dual, Divided Freeway (DDF) Project in southwestern Iowa, drivers are now experiencing the full safety and traffic capacity benefits of a major Iowa Department of Transportation (DOT) undertaking. The multi-year project along the overlapping section of Interstate 80 and Interstate …

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Wilmington Project Signals Back to Normal for McCarty Companies

A 16-acre tract in Wilmington, Massachusetts, is rapidly changing shape as general contractor McCarty Companies develops the entire site and prepares to erect a one-acre pre-engineered metal building on one of its parcels.

The Wilmington project is a clear signal that for McCarty the construction downturn sparked by COVID-19 was …

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Rebranding Brings New Direction for ShoeValDoc Construction

Carrying on an organization’s legacy offers a challenge for any subsequent owner, especially when the company has a solid reputation for delivering projects on time and on budget. Seven years ago, Cody Hill decided to tackle that task when he became part-owner of Chambers Excavating & Construction, now renamed …

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IIDA Presents the 2021 IDEA Awards

The International Interior Design Association (IIDA) has a strong Indiana Chapter that strives to connect interior design to the community. IIDA provides meaningful resources to commercial interior designers and their clients to advance the profession and enhance business value.

Through different events, IIDA’s goal is to create community networking, highlight …

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Dwire Earthmoving, LLC Gains Greater Opportunities With Move Out West

In recent years, Colorado has become home to many “transplants” – that is, people who are not native to the state moving there and establishing roots. While it’s one thing to move your life, it’s another to move an entire business. With some determination and hard work, that’s exactly what …

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Ohio Superstreet Aims to Improve Safety on US 35 in Beavercreek

Aiming to improve traffic flow and reduce potential conflict points, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has embarked on a $14.9 million reconfiguration of the heavily congested U.S. 35 in Beavercreek into a “superstreet.”

“This was a safety initiative,” says Kathleen Fuller, Spokesperson for the Ohio DOT. “Within the …

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Consolidated Construction Co. Accelerates Building of COVID-19 Quarantine Facility for the Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate Tribe

As COVID-19 ravaged the country, Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate tribal leaders took steps to protect its members by building the COVID-19 Quarantine and Isolation Facility, a food pantry and day care center on the Lake Traverse Reservation in northeastern South Dakota.

“We were lucky that our leadership had enough foresight to …