The aerological tower that was under construction and serving as the flight-control center during the attack on Pearl Harbor has been restored. The tower, which has been in several movies, was dedicated in time for the 75th anniversary of the attack in Hawaii.
A groundbreaking ceremony will take place next week for the $150 million, 20,000-seat soccer stadium in St. Paul, Minn. There is still an issue with land needed for the project, but construction could finish in 2018.
Republican legislators say their Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act bill is a compromise measure, but some leading Democrats strenuously oppose it, leaving AGC's Brian Turmail to hope a bipartisan solution can be worked out. The bill allocates $10.3 billion in funding for 30 Army Corps of Engineers' projects, $150 million for potable-water systems and $20 million in loans for water-related projects.
Monorails have not come into widespread use around the world, but Chinese manufacturer BYD wants to advance the technology. Monorails are cheaper to build than traditional rail lines, can navigate sharp curves and could be beneficial in developing cities that want to move people around efficiently.
Construction has started at the $69.9 million, 12,000-seat stadium and event center Texas' McKinney Independent School District. The facility will be one of the country's most expensive high-school football spaces.
Ten of 14 subcontractors that worked on a San Antonio library renovation are awaiting at least $149,000 in payment, records show. City officials have faced criticism for waiting to release information about the contractor's bonding company, and at least one subcontractor says that delay has led to a claim being filed too late.
An Environmental Protection Agency proposal would require hard-rock mining companies to have guarantees to cover pollution cleanup. Mining companies would be able to use surety bonds or self-insure.
The US government plans to begin construction of a $1.65 billion nuclear waste facility at the US Department of Energy's Naval Reactors Facility in Idaho in 2019, and site work could start next year. The facility will handle spent fuel from nuclear-powered submarines and warships and is needed to keep the vessels deployed.
Energy Transfer Partners, builder of the now-halted $3.8 billion, privately funded Dakota Access Pipeline, stands to lose $83.3 million a month because of the delay. However, President-elect Donald Trump has voiced support of the project, and if he overturns the decision to halt the project, work could be completed this spring.
Lee Worley, an ironworker by trade, is part of the Department of Labor's Advisory Committee on Apprenticeship, and in this piece extols the virtues of the "earn-while-you-learn apprenticeship model." He says young people need to be better informed of careers in construction.
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