Construction Industry News: Sep 11, 2018

Construction Gains 21,000 Jobs in Aug., Jobless Rate Stays Low

Construction added 23,000 jobs to its workforce in August as the industry’s unemployment rate held even with July’s but fell year over year, the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics says.

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Elon Musk Fills Out His Transportation Tunnel Team

Controversial billionaire Elon Musk is assembling a team of industry veterans and newcomers with which to pursue his dreams of transforming public transportation. Musk’s upstart firm beat three other teams on June 14 to win the exclusive right to negotiate a design-build-operate-maintain contract with the City of Chicago. 

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Lane Construction JV wins $673M California I-10 contract

Lane Construction Corp. announced that it has won, as part of a design-build joint venture with Security Paving Co., a $673 million contract to build express lanes along Interstate 10 in Southern California. Lane's portion of the contract is valued at $404 million.

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Oroville Spillways Construction and Cost Estimate Update

As work continues to meet the November 1, 2018 public safety construction milestone to fully reconstruct the main spillway, DWR has updated its cost estimates. The current estimate for emergency response and reconstruction of the main and emergency spillways is $1.1 billion. Cost estimates are based on actual and projected work and may be adjusted further as work continues through completion of the project in 2019.

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Robotics at work sites?

Purdue Polytechnic faculty are continuing to use automation technology like robotics as the foundation to build toward a better future in the area of construction.

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