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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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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