Construction Industry News: January 28, 2020

The top construction projects to watch in 2020

2020 promises to be a year of interesting developments in the construction industry. Huge projects that have been underway for some time are nearing completion and others are just getting off the ground.


Enbridge: 200-ft-long Broken Pipe in Mackinac Straits May Not Be Recoverable

A 200-foot-long broken boring pipe remains embedded in the Straits of Mackinac and may not be recoverable by a company that operates a fuel pipeline, officials said. Enbridge Inc. retrieved a broken 45-foot rod in December and told state regulators that a pipe of similar length remained. But the leftover pipe actually is 200 feet long, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.


NOAA Says 2019 Floods Caused $6.2B in Damage, Expects More

Flooding on the Mississippi River and its tributaries throughout Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska and nine other states caused an estimated $6.2 billion in damage in 2019, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said in its annual National Climate Report, released Jan. 15.


Report: The State of Women in Construction in 2020

The construction industry has changed a lot in the last decade. Rapidly advancing technology has created a lot more positions to be filled, and gender is not an issue. All around the world, women have stepped up to fill those vacant roles.


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