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Work starts on $508M modernization project for LAX's Terminal 1


  • Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)
  • Los Angeles Register

The $508 million renovation of Terminal 1 at Los Angeles International Airport has started. The project, which will create 1,500 construction jobs, will feature an expanded passenger screening area, s… Read More

Duke plans $500M solar-energy investment


  • Fox Business

Duke Energy will spend $500 million on solar-energy projects in a bid to comply with North Carolina's renewable-energy portfolio requirements, says Rob Caldwell, the utility's vice president of renewa… Read More

A historic look back at the beginnings of what became known as Portland cement


  • Atlantic online, The

Everywhere you turn concrete will be there, as a structure's foundation, the pavement you walk on or the remnants of ancient architecture to be admired for their strength and staying power. In this pi… Read More