Collaboration among contractors, designers and other specialists is important for complex construction projects but can mean fewer checks and balances. It's important to select the right partners, experts say, and having experienced minority- and women-owned businesses on the team at the outset can help with bidding.
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The US has roughly 200,000 water main breaks annually, and lead is a major problem with the country's water infrastructure, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt writes. He says the EPA will play a major role in reducing regulatory burden to make water infrastructure improvements easier.
A section of subfloor collapsed in a building being constructed with cross-laminated timber at Oregon State University. The panel has been replaced and the site has been deemed safe, but investigators are seeking the cause of the failure.
Pennsylvania State University and the UN are partnering with organizations and institutions to increase sustainable building construction across the country. Dubbed the Global Building Network, the program will catalog and develop frameworks for sustainability tools and technology and educate builders about the benefits.
Dilip Buildcon Ltd. has been awarded a 17.5-year concession to build and operate a 72.7-mile road between Bengaluru and Mysuru in India that will contain one rest area and nine major bridges. The government will fund 40% of the project, and the remaining money will come from revenue generated by the highway.
Data and infrastructure advances will be essential to smart cities, projected to be valued at $400 billion by 2020, per McKinsey. For example, the Virginia Department of Transportation implemented dynamic toll pricing that uses real-time data to adjust toll rates based on traffic patterns.
Bulgaria is planning to implement a toll system to help fund road repairs and improvements. Toll revenue may help the country quadruple repairs, said Regional Development Minister Nikolay Nankov.