Ford will invest $1 billion to upgrade and expand capacity at two assembly plants and $200 million to build a data center in Michigan. President Trump praised the move, which was part of a 2015 negotiation between the company and the auto union.
Integrated project delivery is a cooperative delivery method where the contractor, design team and owner work together on all phases of a project to reduce costs and keep the project on schedule. Compensation is generally linked to the project's success, but some greater risks are associated with the method.
Several groups sued Michigan over the Flint, Mich., water crisis. US District Judge David Lawson approved a settlement that will result in pipes being replaced for 18,000 homes in the city over three years at a cost of at least $87 million.
The Cadet Chapel at the Air Force Academy in Colorado will close for as long as four years to undergo a $68 million renovation. Workers will remove the iconic aluminum skin and stained glass to install a flashing system.
The New Jersey Turnpike Authority is building a new Exit 125 and wants it to be all-electronic tolling. The agency says adding a basket for collecting cash would add $1 million to the $73 million project, and it will hold an open house to hear the public's concerns about using E-ZPass only.
A deal reached between Skanska USA and the Building and Construction Trades Council means that union workers will carry out most of the $4 billion reconstruction of LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B. Ultimately the project will involve about 1,200 skilled workers doing 7 million hours of work in 16 construction zones.
Work on a $73 million maintenance and cargo facility at Honolulu International Airport has been on hold for more than a year after the Hawaii Transportation Department terminated the general contractor. The contractor's bonding company was a captive surety backed by the company itself, and the state has sued to collect on a $78 million performance bond.
The Texas Transportation Commission has approved an additional $8.9 billion in funding for transportation projects across the state as it prepares for a population boom. The commission gave the green light to 230 projects, including $1.32 billion for several Houston-area projects, such as the Interstate 45 improvement plan, but the money must still be allocated by the Legislature.
Site work has started at the CPV Fairview Energy Center in Jackson Township, Pa., and construction should begin this fall. The combined cycle power plant project will take three years to complete and could create up to 500 construction jobs.
Diggerland USA is a construction-themed entertainment park in New Jersey that allows children to operate modified heavy construction equipment. The park wants to get children interested in the construction industry, and AGC chief economist Ken Simonson says the park can help counteract the notion that people shouldn't go into a profession where they get dirty.
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