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Final plan for $6B Lincoln Yards in Chicago coming soon

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
Sterling Bay, the developer of Chicago's $6 billion "city within a city" dubbed Lincoln Yards, is expected to unveil its fina -More

Memphis, Tenn., sees more than $1.3B in new construction

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
Companies were issued 1,363 commercial building permits for projects in Memphis, Tenn., in 2018, valued together at more than -More

Construction moving forward on Wash. SR 99 tunnel ramp

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
Crews are making headway with construction of a tunnel ramp along the State Route 99 in Seattle, with work to be completed by -More

Design work on $2.3B MBTA Green Line Extension progresses

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority's $2.3 billion Green Line Extension is roughly 60% designed and remains on sch -More

ConstructConnect: Starts down 5% in 2018

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
In 2018, the dollar volume of construction starts declined 5% year over year, and nonresidential construction starts declined -More

Optimism on economy fading in much of US, Fed says

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
The Federal Reserve Beige Book shows many districts have reported contacts "had become less optimistic" on the US economy.  -More

Startup gives L.A. contractors access to on-demand dump truck drivers

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
Waltham, Mass.-based dump truck logistics startup Trux is launching a cloud-based platform to allow contractors in Los Angele -More

Commentary: Volumetric tech can help reduce concrete waste

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
Concrete has a strong track record of success in infrastructure projects, but a recent study showed that up to 22.3 million c -More

Commentary: AEC industry needs greater climate change accountability

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
The architecture, engineering and construction industry must begin to take responsibility for its effects on the environment, -More

Canadian ambassador confident USMCA will pass Congress

January 17, 2019 - 9:40am
Canadian Ambassador to the US David MacNaughton is confident Congress will pass the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement and that tarif -More

Commentary: Time is of the essence on infrastructure

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
With strong signs of a fiscal downturn on the horizon, the federal government needs to make passage of an infrastructure bill -More

Raiders break ground on Nev. headquarters

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
A groundbreaking ceremony was held in Henderson, Nev., for the headquarters and practice facility for the NFL's Raiders, a te -More

P3, tolling possible options for planned La. bridge

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
A newly created authority in Louisiana is exploring the use of a public-private partnership to finance construction of a brid -More

$1B Calgary Cancer Centre remains on schedule

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
Crews have placed approximately 30% of the concrete needed for the $1 billion Calgary Cancer Centre, and work is still on pac -More

White House: Shutdown hurts US economy more than expected

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
The White House has raised its estimate of how much the government's partial shutdown is reducing economic growth to 0.13 per -More

Katerra poised to raise $700M, reach $4B valuation

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
Construction startup Katerra is expected to receive $700 million in a financing round led by Masayoshi Son's Vision Fund.  -More

San Francisco seeks input on seismic safety report

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
The Tall Buildings Safety Strategy report gave 16 recommendations for improving the seismic safety of tall buildings in San F -More

Multiple revenue streams needed to succeed in construction

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
In the new age of construction, it is no longer profitable to simply wait for calls from long-standing customers, George Hedl -More

Cuomo proposes $150B in infrastructure spending

January 16, 2019 - 10:03am
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has proposed allocating $150 billion to upgrade infrastructure in the state.  -More

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