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1/18/2017

The Golden State Warriors held a groundbreaking ceremony for a $1 billion, 18,000-seat basketball arena in San Francisco. It will be part of a new community that includes a 5.5-acre waterfront park and 11 acres of public plazas and dining and office space.

1/18/2017

A media video provides a tour of the progress on the $950 million MGM Springfield casino-resort in Massachusetts. The Tishman Construction project is expected to generate 2,000 construction jobs.

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Tishman Construction
1/18/2017

Modular construction can shave months or years off construction projects, a factor that's attracting many hoteliers. The components can be fabricated year-round to allow projects to continue during bad weather, and some buildings can be erected in a matter of days.

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HotelNewsNow.com
1/18/2017

Tutor Perini is slated to get a $1.377 billion contract from the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority to build the 2.6-mile extension of the Westside Purple Line. The project includes two underground stations and should be completed in early 2025.

1/18/2017

Mike Turpin, civil engineer-turned-BIM manager, explains the various roles and duties such a manager plays in an organization. In smaller firms, a BIM manager might be responsible for the drawing protocols, while a larger company's manager would deal more with the "strategic implementation" of BIM.

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Mike Turpin
1/18/2017

President-elect Donald Trump named Richard LeFrak and Steven Roth, both New York-based developers, as heads of a new infrastructure council made up of builders and engineers. The committee will monitor spending on Trump's plan to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure.

1/18/2017

A recent study by researchers at Michigan State University found water could be too expensive for 36% of US households in the next five years. Utilities have been required to invest huge sums in aging infrastructure, and that has pushed prices up 41% since 2010.

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Michigan State University
1/18/2017

Lyft co-founders John Zimmer and Logan Green advocate for the use of dynamic road tolling to help alleviate congestion and increase revenue for the nation's transportation system. They suggest a three-step process to create the smart lanes and write, "A smart, future-focused infrastructure investment that aims for 2050 -- not 1950 -- will give our country a big boost to lead a century of shared growth and prosperity."

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John Zimmer, Logan Green
1/18/2017

Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx believes that up to 20% of the nation's transportation infrastructure needs could be financed via private investment, so public investment also will be needed. He suggests that funds be allocated after holistically evaluating a project's intrinsic value and significance to a large region.

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The Associated Press
1/18/2017

Steel from the demolished span of the old Bay Bridge in California will find new life as art or play structures. The Bay Area Toll Authority asked the Oakland Museum of California to choose the winning artists.

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KQED.org