Construction Industry News: July 12, 2019

Report: 60% of US construction activity concentrated in 10 states

By far, California has the largest share of the pie, with the most projects in number — 1,302 — and value — $524.6 billion. California also has more megaprojects than any other state, with the top 10 worth $139.5 billion.

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Report: Heavy And Civil Engineering Construction Market Share, Growth by Business Development 2019 to 2025

The report presents an in-depth assessment of the Heavy And Civil Engineering Construction including enabling technologies, key trends, market drivers, challenges, standardization, regulatory landscape, deployment models, operator case studies, opportunities, future roadmap, value chain, ecosystem player profiles and strategies. The report also presents forecasts for Heavy And Civil Engineering Construction investments from 2019 till 2025.

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Report: Preparing US for sea level rise will cost $400B

And according to a new report from The Center for Climate Integrity and Resilient Analytics, “High Tide Tax: The Price to Protect Coastal Communities from Rising Seas,” it’s going to cost about $400 billion in the next 20 years to make sure that doesn’t happen. 

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Bridge Builders Look for Better Ways at International Conference

The Federal Highway Administration is turning to risk-based, data-driven ways of evaluating and rating bridges. Shay Burrows, team leader for structures safety and management for the FHWA, said that the agency is replacing traditional sufficiency rating numbers with simpler terms such as “good,” “fair,” and “poor” in describing bridges.

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Calif. Gov. Says Earthquakes Are a ‘Wake-Up Call’

Shaken residents were cleaning up Sunday from two of the biggest earthquakes to rattle California in decades as scientists warn that both should serve as a wake-up call to be ready when the long-dreaded “Big One” strikes.

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