The $1.3 billion California Pacific Medical Center project is the most expensive construction project currently in California's Bay Area. The region's top 25 construction projects have a combined valued of $14 billion.
A 29-story tower is part of the second phase of a $220 million mixed-use project called Ballpark Village next to the St. Louis Cardinals' baseball stadium in Missouri. The 550,000-square-foot project could create 1,500 construction jobs and will include residential, office, retail and entertainment space.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit hopes to build a nearly $1 billion downtown subway and construct the $1 billion Cotton Belt rail line, which would provide rail service to the Dallas-Ft. Worth Airport and several cities in the region. Each plan is contingent on receiving federal funds.
Engineering roles are being transformed as software is incorporated into earlier stages of the design process, addressing potential problems before fabrication or installation. The result is speedier and faster product delivery, as Germany's Optima Nonwovens is finding in its field of packaging and filling machines for pharmaceutical, nonwovens, consumer and life-science products.
A bike lock containing three pressurized gases sprays a would-be thief who cuts the lock with a scent that causes uncontrollable vomiting and sticks with the thief. The SkunkLock also features a lock mechanism that takes half an hour to pick.
New York City construction spending is predicted to hit a record $43.1 billion this year, up more than 25% compared with last year. The main driver is apartment and office construction, according to an industry group.
A bidder that lost out on a nearly $40 million contract to design and build a baggage system for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport because it didn't meet minority requirements is appealing the decision. The bidder says it tried to find qualified minority subcontractors but couldn't; city officials say it didn't try hard enough.
Carlos Slim, the wealthiest person in Mexico, is beefing up his construction influence and, along with Acciona, plans to create a consortium to bid on a $3.5 billion project at Mexico City's airport. It will compete with several other consortia expected to bid on the project.
A 127-unit residential community could be built on a nine-story "reverse pyramid" in Paris. Designed by Manal Rachdi Oxo Architects, the sustainable community would be built from biobased materials and have a park underneath the building spans.
Construction has started at an expansion to the Beaumont Hospital-Farmington Hills in Michigan. The $160 million project includes adding about 210,000 square feet of space and renovating 61,500 square feet of existing space.
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