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Tesla to invest $3.6B in 2 more Nevada manufacturing sites

Jan 26, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

The plants will produce battery cells and EV semi trucks, adding to its gigafactory footprint in the state. Tesla will invest more than $3.6 billion to expand its manufacturing footprint in Nevada, the company announced yesterday. The EV maker plans to build two new factories: a battery plant to produce 4680 battery cells, as well […]

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5 construction-focused innovations from CES

Jan 14, 2023 (0) comment , , ,

From electric and autonomous equipment to AI-powered tracking solutions and cargo-carrying dirigibles, the construction industry’s future was on display in Las Vegas last week. The theme of this year’s CES, the Consumer Technology Association’s global tech event held in Las Vegas every year, was how technology is addressing the world’s biggest challenges — and there […]

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Top 10 Mega-Projects Completing in 2023

Jan 05, 2023 (0) comment , ,

WELCOME to 2023. The last 12 months saw the world of construction serve up underwater roundabouts, record-breaking bridges and a historic theatre that quite literally raised the roof. But the year ahead looks set to be even more dramatic with the arrival of desert skyscrapers, incredible Formula 1 tracks and entire new city districts. The […]

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Construction backlog jumps to highest level since 2019

Dec 20, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Small contractors landing new work and healthcare-related projects fueled the “remarkable and unexpected” increase, economist says.   Brief: Construction backlog in November reached its highest level since the second quarter of 2019, as contractors with under $30 million in revenue landed new jobs faster than expected, according to Associated Builders and Contractors. ABC’S Construction Backlog Indicator jumped in November […]

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High-speed rail line from LA to Las Vegas could begin construction in 2023

Dec 16, 2022 (0) comment , ,

The $8 billion, privately funded Brightline West project could eliminate 3 million cars a year from the heavily traveled I-15 corridor. Brightline operates passenger train service in Florida, including in Miami (pictured). Brightline West looks to build a high-speed rail line between Las Vegas and Southern California. Courtesy of Brightline   California could see its […]

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A pivot on desalination plants: California approves project in Orange County

Dec 10, 2022 (0) comment , ,

Pipes containing drinking water at the Poseidon Water desalination plant in Carlsbad on June 22, 2021. Photo by Mike Blake, Reuters The California Coastal Commission recently green-lit a $140 million desalination plant in south Orange County’s Dana Point, a pivot from its unanimous rejection in May of another controversial desalination project in the county. The […]

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Construction planning numbers leap in October despite recession fears

Nov 11, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

Brief: The Dodge Momentum Index, a benchmark that measures nonresidential building planning, increased 9.6% in October driven by an uptick in office and hotel and projects, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The October reading follows a 5.7% increase in September and is up 28% for the year, the latest sign the construction industry continues […]

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10 Tips for Submitting Better Bids

Nov 04, 2022 (0) comment , ,

Putting together a winning bid proposal, or even a competitive one, takes knowledge and skill. It’s a bit more complicated than just putting some numbers together and hoping for the best. Good bid preparation requires a lot of time and effort and involves everything from reading and fully understanding the plans and specifications to accurately […]

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7 major mixed-use projects underway across the country

Oct 27, 2022 (0) comment , , ,

These multibillion-dollar developments will enhance their neighborhoods with new housing, retail, dining and entertainment options.   A rendering of the 53-acre Lincoln Yards project on Chicago’s Fulton River. The full development will contain 6,000 residential units. Permission granted by Sterling Bay     The mixed-use development boom of the last decade is still going strong, […]

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Tennessee Titans reach deal to build $2.1B stadium

Oct 21, 2022 (0) comment , ,

Nashville Mayor John Cooper and the Tennessee Titans have reached a deal to replace Nissan Stadium.    Brief: Nashville is likely getting a new major league sports venue. After roughly two years of negotiation, the NFL’s Tennessee Titans reached an agreement with Nashville Mayor John Cooper to build a new domed stadium, directly next to the […]

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