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February 2024 wins: Contractors report their latest awards

Mar 07, 2024 (0) comment , , ,

Here is a round up of  the newest project wins from some of the country’s biggest builders including Flatiron, Granite and McCarthy. Kiewit and J.F. Shea have been tapped to deliver a pair of rail tunnels in Baltimore. Courtesy of Amtrak   Project awards are the lifeblood of every construction firm, as they indicate new […]

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Lego selects JV for $1B Virginia facility

Feb 29, 2024 (0) comment , ,

Gray Construction and Hourigan will deliver the toy company’s new U.S. project, seeking a production date of 2027. Leaders from the Lego Group, Gray Construction and Hourigan pose at the future manufacturing facility’s jobsite near Richmond, Virginia. Courtesy of The Lego Group  The art of building and how things work is fascinating. But beyond simply […]

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California launches site to track $180B in infrastructure investment

Feb 23, 2024 (0) comment , ,

The map provides a broad overview of the work that is underway. California’s high-speed rail line between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of many projects in the state’s new tracker. The image by NC3D is licensed under CC BY 2.0 Brief: California launched a new state website to track $180 billion in infrastructure […]

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ABC condemns independent contractor rule change

Feb 15, 2024 (0) comment , , ,

The Department of Labor will revert to a pre-Trump era rule for determining a workers’ employment status in March, to the chagrin of some contractor groups.   The exterior of the U.S. Department of Labor, which will implement an independent contractor rule change on March 11. Thinkstock via Getty Images   Brief: Starting March 11, […]

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Welcome to the ‘Death Star’: Everything to know about Las Vegas’ state-of-the-art Allegiant Stadium hosting Super Bowl LVIII

Feb 09, 2024 (0) comment , ,

A general view of the Allegiant Stadium, the host of Super Bowl LVIII. Carlos Barria/Reuters After 18 weeks of NFL regular season games and three rounds of grueling playoff action, Super Bowl LVIII is set. The Kansas City Chiefs will face the San Francisco 49ers on February 11 to crown the 2023 season’s champion. The […]

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$3B in funding secured to begin construction of Las Vegas-Southern California high-speed rail

Feb 01, 2024 (0) comment , ,

U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen recently announced that $3 billion in funding has been secured to begin construction of the Las Vegas to Southern California high-speed rail project. According to a news release, the funding for the Brightline West high-speed rail system comes from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law. According to Brightline, the expected travel time between […]

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CSLB Reminds Licensees of New Laws Beginning January 1, 2024

Jan 18, 2024 (0) comment , , ,

Heading into 2024, the Contractors State License Board wants to remind licensees of new laws taking effect in the new year. SB 630 (Dodd) This bill requires CSLB licensees and applicants to provide an email address, if available, when they obtain and renew licenses. The email addresses are not subject to disclosure under the California […]

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5 construction tech innovations from CES 2024

Jan 18, 2024 (0) comment , ,

Energy-harvesting glass, self-driving excavators and modified wood that’s stronger than steel shared the spotlight in Las Vegas last week. The focus of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show showcased ways artificial intelligence and other breakthrough technology can boost productivity while also reversing environmental impacts and future-proofing industries like construction and agriculture. “The construction industry has laid […]

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3 Areas to Focus on in Early 2024 to Start the New Year Off Right

Jan 11, 2024 (0) comment , ,

All too often, business owners get so caught up in the day-to-day adrenaline of running their business that they forget to step back. There is great power to strategic planning. It is possible to grow at high speed after learning how to properly plan and strategize for the upcoming year. But getting started can be […]

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Top infrastructure stories of 2023

Jan 05, 2024 (0) comment

From airport expansions and dam removals to federal funding and legal wranglings, here are the articles that were most popular with our readers. Construction kicked off this fall on the Hudson River Tunnel portion of the $16 billion Gateway Program, one of the country’s most consequential infrastructure projects. It’s one of many that got a […]

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