Construction Industry News: Dec 3, 2018

Mich. Gov. Drops Plan For Bridge Panel to Oversee Oil Pipeline in Straits of Mackinac

Gov. Rick Snyder on Monday abandoned his proposal to have Michigan’s Mackinac Bridge Authority oversee the construction and operation of a tunnel to house a replacement for a controversial oil pipeline in the Great Lakes , noting that the proposal did not have enough legislative support.


The Construction Dive Awards for 2018

Construction Dive’s awards recognize the industry’s top innovators, movers and shakers shaping the future of construction.


DeFazio Aims for $500B-Plus Infrastructure Plan in 2019

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), who is expected to chair the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee when Democrats assume the House majority next year, has a goal: producing a major infrastructure bill providing $500 billion for highways and transit, plus additional funding for airports and water projects.


Calm before the storm? What the construction industry can expect in 2019

Last week, industry leaders and economists convened at Dodge Data & Analytics’ Outlook Executive Conference at Maryland’s National Harbor to roll out predictions for the U.S. economy and construction markets in the coming year. The top finding of Dodge’s report that was unveiled at the event is that total construction starts in 2019 will inch up to just over $808 billion from this year’s estimated $806.8 billion.


NTSB Cites Design Errors in Fatal Bridge Collapse

Design errors may have played a role in the collapse of the 174-foot-long bridge span that was under construction at Florida International University, according to a Nov. 15 investigative update from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The structure, which was being constructed over live traffic along SW 8th Street, killed six when it suffered a sudden, catastrophic collapse on March 15.


AECOM to exit 30 countries, change leadership

Continued evaluation of the Company’s geographic exposure to prioritize investments in markets with higher growth prospects and where its competitive advantages are greatest, which includes the expectation to exit more than 30 countries.


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