Construction Industry News: Oct 11, 2018

Crews Plan to Fully Demolish Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct in First Half of 2019

As many as five demolition crews will be munching and toppling sections of the old Alaskan Way Viaduct next spring, as workers attempt an all-out sprint to level the concrete leviathan within four months.

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New Detroit-Windsor Bridge Scheduled to Open to Traffic in Late 2024

After years of guesses and ballpark estimates, we finally have firm schedule and cost estimates for the planned Gordie Howe International Bridge. As announced Friday morning in Windsor, the bridge will cost $5.7 billion (Canadian), or about $4.4 billion in current U.S. dollars. Of that total, about two-thirds will pay to build the bridge, the inspection plazas in Windsor and Detroit, and the interchange with I-75 in southwest Detroit.

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The Construction Industry Is Finally Embracing Technology

For just about any other industry, a shift from the physical to the digital would come off as passé in 2018. For a $10 trillion global construction industry playing technological catch-up, it’s proving downright revolutionary.

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Construction industry adds 23,000 jobs in September

The U.S. construction industry added 23,000 net new positions in September, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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7 giant airport projects around the world take flight

Transportation terminal projects worldwide recently posted a 61% year-over-year increase, according to ConstructConnect’s Construction Industry Snapshot — and the growth in terminals, runways and infrastructure construction shows no signs of slowing.

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Next phase of construction will make Grand Parkway largest highway loop in the nation

The next phase is an $894 million project that will be the largest highway loop in the United States when it is completed, Texas Department of Transportation officials said.

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Mich. Gov., Enbridge Reach Deal for Oil Pipeline Tunnel Under Straits of Mackinac

The State of Michigan and Canadian oil transport giant Enbridge on Wednesday announced a new deal to work toward building a new oil pipeline through the Straits of Mackinac , but in a tunnel 100 feet below the lake bottom where Lakes Michigan and Huron connect.

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