Construction Industry News: July 22, 2020

Materials prices rise for second straight month since COVID-19 crisis began

Nonresidential construction input prices rose by 2.3% in June, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data released last week. This follows a rise in prices of 0.8% in May.


Executive Moves: Clune, Jacobsen, Skanska, others promote for growth

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, work has continued to move ahead for many construction companies, and executives are looking for a speedy recovery. To that end, firms have appointed these individuals to help them reach their strategic goals through the rest of this year and beyond.


More Than 200K Jobs Could Be Created Through Proposed Construction Projects, Firm Says

North Texas transportation planners are promoting new projects big and small to create jobs in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic that put thousands of people out of work.


Michigan Gov. Whitmer: Enbridge Dodging Responsibility for Potential Spill

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer criticized Enbridge Inc. on Wednesday for what she described as the company’s refusal to make an airtight pledge to pay for damages caused by a potential oil spill from its pipeline beneath a Great Lakes channel.


Fluor Team Responds to Judge Ruling On Disputed $900M for NY Bridge

In the first round of what is bound to be a longer battle over a $900-million bridge project payment claim, a state supreme court judge has partly rebuffed the design-build contractor’s initial quest for a more rapid release of documents held by the New York State Thruway Authority.


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