President Donald Trump called Democrats obstructionists and threatened to shut down the government if the border wall is not funded. His administration is seeking $1.6 billion for the wall in next federal budget that must be voted on by Sept. 30 to avoid a shutdown.
Construction has started on a $750 million project to transform the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio -- a project that joins a list of sports-themed, mixed-use projects being built across the country. Work includes building a football-themed entertainment park, hotel, conference center, residences, health care facilities and offices.
Berlin is undertaking a redesign to more closely mimic nature to address heat and flooding problems associated with vast urban stretches of concrete. A video explores how the effort helps Berlin absorb water in a more natural way.
Rural communities are concerned that President Donald Trump's public-private partnership model for funding infrastructure legislation will not benefit them, so Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., are meeting with trucking, rail, aviation and construction companies in Nebraska to discuss ways to make sure rural communities aren't left behind.
Large engineering firms have an opportunity to make acquisitions and obtain capabilities to benefit from the public sector's increased use of design-build projects and public-private partnerships, an analyst says.
The New York Department of Financial Services has re-established a requirement that mortgage servicers post a surety bond and obtain errors-and-omissions insurance. The minimum bonding requirement is $250,000, while E&O insurance required is based on a servicer's aggregate dollar volume of business conducted two years before.
King of Prussia, Pa., has been transformed in recent years with $1 billion of building construction. Mixed-use projects have been built in the suburb of Philadelphia, along with residential complexes and a 260,000-square-foot town center.
The Economic Development Corp. will build more than 1,000 apartments, offices, a school and a manufacturing space in New York's Long Island City, an industrial-like neighborhood undergoing a surge in mixed-use projects. The EDC's plan could create 2,500 construction job over a decade.
Diverging diamond interchanges increase safety by eliminating left-turn crossings of opposing traffic, and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has completed its first one. "As we maintain and upgrade our infrastructure across the state, we continually look for opportunities to put improved practices to work," said Leslie Richards, secretary of PennDOT.
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