Construction Industry News: Aug 8, 2018

Video: The Oroville spillway one year later 

Watch the difference a year makes, July 2017 to July 2018.

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Industry could be overspending $177B per year, study finds

The average time U.S. construction professionals spend on rework, conflict resolution and looking for project data — issues that can be avoided with improved communication and data management — is costing the industry more than $177 billion annually, according to a new report from PlanGrid and consultancy FMI Corp.


Two Bay area projects won approval for up to $1 billion in state funding

The Los Vaqueros Reservoir dam, located in northeastern Contra Costa County between Brentwood and Livermore will receive funding under a spending plan by Gov. Jerry Brown. 

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Zweig Group Names Oregon ‘Hottest State’ For Road and Bridge Work; Midwest Goes Cold

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (Aug. 1, 2018) – Anchored by a 10-year, $5.3-billion transportation bill, Oregon, for the foreseeable future, is the nation’s hottest state for road construction, according to The Insider’s Guide to the State DOT Market for AEC Firms 2018-2021, a market intelligence report recently published by Zweig Group.


First phase of new $3.6 billion Salt Lake City International Airport reaching halfway mark

Salt Lake City International Airport Director Bill Wyatt says most Utahns don’t seem to realize that an entirely new airport is rising next door to the existing one — which will be torn down in a few years.