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  1. Construction Economics for the Week of March 27, 2017

    ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics
  2. Pay Dispute at Australian LNG Project Sends 800 Workers Packing

    Work on the $35-billion project in Darwin was in final stage, with four cryogenic tanks at 91% completion.

  3. Floating Crane on Job in NYC's East River Has a Storied Past of Cold War Intrigue

    The complex maneuver of lifting heavy prefabricated modules out of New York City’s East River to build a university laboratory took careful planning and the work of one particular heavy-lift floating crane with a complicated past.

  4. Agencies Court Project Stakeholders With 3D Visualization Tool

    Recently added cloud capability increases ease of use of RDV model

  5. Product Snapshot: Latest From CONEXPO

    Introduced at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2017, the JLG 1532R electric scissor lift is 32 in. wide, allowing it to work in confined spaces and navigate indoor areas.

  6. Executives See Gains From Trump Administration Agenda

    In the wake of the unexpected election of Donald Trump as president, the surge in market optimism among construction executives in the fourth quarter of 2016 has taken on an even greater intensity in the first quarter of 2017.

  7. A Buyer's Market at CONEXPO 2017

    This year, the overriding mood of the triennial CONEXPO-CON/AGG equipment trade show was one of guarded optimism.

  8. As MOX Funding Hopes Rise, Owner Dings Contractor Over Performance

    The National Nuclear Security Administration’s harshly worded rejection of up to $2.7 million in performance bonuses for 2016 construction progress at the Mixed-Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project in Aiken, S.C., has prompted a fiery rebuttal from contractor CB&I Areva MOX Services.

  9. Construction Economics for the Week of March 20, 2017

    ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics
  10. Seattle’s ‘Bertha’ Pauses, Then Resumes Bore on Final Segment

    After a final, Feb. 28-March 6 maintenance stop, the world’s largest-diameter tunnel-boring machine has moved less than two blocks away from the disassembly pit in Seattle. TBM “Bertha,” churning a 1.7- mile-long tunnel for a state Route 99 replacement of the Alaskan Way Viaduct, required a stop less than 1,000 ft from the pit to confirm that the 57.5-ft-dia machine was 6 in. off course alignment.

  11. Conditions Push Up Price of Oil-Line Expansion in West Canada

    Costs for Kinder Morgan Inc.’s 715-mile-long Trans Mountain oil-pipeline expansion in Alberta and British Columbia have risen to $5.48 billion from $5 billion since 2014, when the project was announced, company officials said on March 9.

  12. Hyperloop Developer Reveals Superspeed System's Full-Scale U.S. Test Track

    Track near Las Vegas includes $50 million from Dubai, where the first operating system could be built by 2021, the developer says.
  13. Delaware River Span Opens Early After $12M Fracture Fix

    Crews completed a permanent splice on the fractured Delaware River Bridge, which links Pennsylvania and New Jersey, one month early, allowing I-276 traffic to resume on March 9 for the first time since Jan. 20, when the crack was found on the 1.25-mile-long symmetrical truss bridge.

  14. Oklahoma Will Seek Investors On $240M Tulsa Road Section

    Oklahoma transportation officials will seek private-sector assistance to close the last gap in the Gilcrease Expressway, a highway that loops around downtown Tulsa.

  15. Michigan Court Nixes Latest Delay On US-Canada Border Crossing

    In a March 8 decision, a Wayne County, Mich., judge has thwarted the latest attempt to delay construction of the $4.5-billion Gordie Howe International Bridge, between Detroit and Windsor, Ontario.