Construction
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1/24/2017

Las Vegas plans to spend $1.4 billion expanding and remodeling its convention center beginning next year. The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority has purchased the property for the expansion and is in the middle of the planning phase.

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KSNV-TV (Las Vegas)
1/24/2017

The San Diego Chargers are moving to Los Angeles, and FS Investors of La Jolla, Calif., wants to purchase and redevelop their current stadium. The $1 billion plan would create a mixed-use football and soccer stadium, plus student housing, retail, restaurant and open space.

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San Diego Chargers, FS Investors
1/24/2017

In the past, to express support or opposition for a project, citizens either had to write a letter or attend a planning meeting, but now, companies are developing apps that make the process easy. One of the tools, developed by CitySwipe, is modeled after the dating site Tinder and lets people swipe their phone to express an opinion on a project.

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The Guardian (London)
1/24/2017

An adviser to President Donald Trump said the administration's $1 trillion infrastructure plan might face opposition from the Republican-led Congress. Richard LeFrak said he expected that total investment to be around $550 billion after a compromise is reached, but he noted that a financing plan needs to be finalized.

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The Hill
1/24/2017

Mobile devices are increasingly the channel of choice for personal and business communications, especially among the young. Addressing contractors and their specific needs, Mayer Electric is offering a digital project-management app that works within a distributor's enterprise-resource planning system to deliver daily or even hourly project updates.

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TED Magazine
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mobile devices, Mayer Electric
1/24/2017

Museums, art galleries and low-cost housing are among the 23 winners selected from about 700 entries for the American Institute of Architects' 2017 Institute Honor Awards. All but one were built in the US.

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New Atlas
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AIA
1/24/2017

Construction has started at Bullfinch Crossing, a $1.5 billion, six-building mixed-use project in downtown Boston. The two-city-block project is expected to create 1,200 construction jobs and will include office, residential and retail space.

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Bullfinch Crossing, Boston
1/24/2017

Forty states have provided specific project suggestions after the Trump team earlier reached out to the National Governors Association for potential infrastructure work ideas. Richard LeFrak, co-leader of President Donald Trump's council on infrastructure investment, says the goal is to discover "how can we do things smarter, better, stretch our dollars," but some are concerned the effort could erode the states' ability to prioritize their own projects.

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Bloomberg
1/24/2017

This article looks at several residences that can rotate 360 degrees or morph into different shapes. When designed with care, they can be sustainable and offer advantages for those with mobility issues -- all at a price, of course.

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CNN
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360 Degrees
1/24/2017

A reinforced, concrete-framed office tower in London has windows that can be opened for passive ventilation, and passive cooling comes from water running through the concrete slabs. The sustainably built building "was part of a holistic and integrated design proposal where we were pushing the design and construction of concrete very hard," said Rob Partridge of structural engineering firm AKT-II.

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New Civil Engineer
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Derwent London, Windows