Construction Industry News: Aug 1, 2018

Fire-Damaged Pittsburgh Bridge Finally Nears Full Completion

Nearly two years after a fire closed Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge for 24 days in September 2016, the approximately $81-million rehabilitation project is almost complete—and only about a month over schedule.  


Survey: 72% of construction CEOs expect to increase revenue this year

Construction CEO confidence trends a little lower than the responses from CEOs on a national scale, according to peer-to-peer membership and executive coaching organization Vistage's Q2 2018 CEO Confidence Index Survey. Construction executives generally reported more optimism when it came to hiring expectations for the coming year and their views of the economy in the past year tended to be more positive.


WSP to Acquire Louis Berger, a US-based International Professional Services Firm
Adds 5,000 people to WSP’s workforce, predominantly strengthening our United States footprint, while broadening WSP’s presence in Continental Europe (mainly Spain and France), Middle East and Latin America.


Judge Hears Arguments in FIU Bridge Collapse Records Case

A Leon County circuit court judge will soon decide if federal law bars the state from releasing certain records that might reveal more about the Florida International University bridge collapse that killed six people this March.

Judge Kevin J. Carroll heard arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit over the records, which the Miami Herald filed in May after months of trying to obtain documents regarding the collapse. The requested records include meeting minutes, emails and other documents relating to the bridge's design and construction.


A $100 Billion Train: The Future of California or a Boondoggle?

In the face of sharp opposition and questions about how to pay for it, construction of California’s high-speed rail line is roaring ahead.

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