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The Boring Co. wants to build an underground transit loop in flood-prone Fort Lauderdale. Can it be done?

Sep 24, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Transportation experts say the project is possible, but building a tunnel under South Florida is expensive. “You can engineer yourself out of any problem,” said one expert, but it comes at a cost. Ask South Floridians about their basements, and you’ll probably get a bemused look. Few basements, or other underground structures, exist in South […]

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‘The homes where legends are made:’ A glimpse into stadium construction

Sep 16, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Building a pro sports venue comes with more risks, more money on the line and stricter deadlines than most other projects. Nevertheless, it’s a rewarding experience, experts say. The NFL’s regular season is officially underway, and for the first time in league history, teams will be playing 17 games in the regular season. This means […]

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Poseidon Water clears hurdles for $1.4 billion Huntington Beach desalination plant

Sep 09, 2021 (0) comment , ,

A planned $1.4 billion desalination plant in Huntington Beach, the largest in the United States, could begin construction within the next couple of years as regulators appear ready to approve the project. Poseidon Water is seeking approval from the California Coastal Commission for the initiative — culminating more than two decades of work and, according […]

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Expert tips to capitalize on the life sciences boom

Aug 26, 2021 (0) comment , , , , ,

Leaders from DPR, Suffolk and other firms discuss the “secret sauce” of these in-demand projects. Providing flexibility, maximizing building codes and understanding best uses for retrofits are among some of the tips to capitalize on the life sciences gold rush. Demand continues to outpace supply in the life sciences industry, which consists of work for […]

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Indiana DOT, Purdue University developing wireless EV charging for highways

Aug 13, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

Brief: The Indiana Department of Transportation is partnering with Purdue University and German infrastructure technology company Magment on a pilot project to develop the nation’s first paved highway segment that contains contactless, wireless technologies to charge electric vehicles as they drive over it. Purdue engineers are designing and testing the dynamic roadway, which incorporates Magment’s magnetizable […]

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Fraud Alert: Scammers Pose as CSLB Staff, Demand Money Over Phone

Jul 29, 2021 (0) comment , , , ,

July 28, 2021 The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) has learned of phone scams targeting CSLB licensees. In the scheme, an individual falsely identifying themselves as an employee of CSLB demands a license “activation” fee of up to $500 be paid immediately over the phone or the license will be cancelled. Please be advised that […]

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The Boring Co. adds new tunnel width for freight projects

Jul 01, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: The Boring Co. is working on wider tunnels designed to transport large amounts of freight, Bloomberg reported. The new tunnels would be 21 feet in diameter, compared to the 12-foot-diameter tunnels TBC has built thus far. To date, the Elon Musk-owned company has focused on building tunnels to transport passengers, although moving freight has […]

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Lumber Prices Are Falling Fast, Turning Hoarders Into Sellers

Jun 17, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

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Prices have dropped from record highs, spurred by the economic reopening and potentially pointing to an eventual return to normalcy Lumber at a Home Depot store in Doral, Fla., last month. Lumber futures hit a record high in early May. Photo: Joe Raedle/Getty Images   Lumber prices are falling back to Earth. Futures for July […]

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Why lumber prices are spiking

Jun 03, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

An economist expects the labor part of the sawmill problem to start resolving itself later this year, but expects prices to remain high into 2022.     If a tree falls in the woods, how much is it worth? Right now, in a market with a lumber shortage, a lot. Lumber prices have spiked this […]

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2021 construction projects to watch

May 14, 2021 (0) comment , , ,

Several high-profile jobs are scheduled for completion or are set to hit major milestones soon. Here are some that are making headlines this year.   Permission granted by SFMTA This year has brought a new round of project completions, or at least the meeting of project milestones. From factories to mass timber buildings, the focus […]

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