The UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers honored the Hong Kong section of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge with a People's Choice Award. The entire structure is the longest combined bridge and tunnel sea crossing in the world and reduces the distance and travel time between Hong Kong, Zhuhai and Macao.
There are 3,200 construction workers on site each day
building the $5 billion SoFi Stadium for the Los Angeles Rams and Chargers. About 200 18-wheeler flatbeds are needed to transport a massive crane, and 8 million cubic yards of dirt must be excavated for the bowl.
Clark Construction Group will build an addition for inpatient and outpatient care, renovate two buildings and demolish six buildings at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center under a $570 million contract. Work is expected to finish in March 2026, with funding allocated in increments.
An opening is scheduled next year for the 6,200-foot Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Ind. The $150 million structure will replace the bridge standing above Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal and will serve an estimated 10,000 vehicles daily.
Developers have revised plans to address neighborhood objections over traffic and open space for what would be Chicago's second-tallest tower. Construction on the 96-story skyscraper proposed by Golub & Co. and CIM Group is expected to begin in mid-2022.
Seventy percent of architecture, engineering and construction companies surveyed for the 2020 FMI Industry Report say they have no road map for implementing technology. Contractors see the value of data but generally think they have no ability to glean insight from it, the report states.
Suffolk Construction's partnerships with Smartvid.io and OpenSpace show what is possible when construction companies embrace algorithmic technology, Suffolk CEO John Fish writes. "Predictive analytics, machine learning, and augmented reality may seem intimidating to some, but we have found the most effective way to understand and enter the tech space is by building a cross functional team with diverse experiences," he writes.
Virtual design and construction must not be siloed in construction but instead must be shared across departments, presenters said at the 2019 Design-Build Conference & Expo. Barton Malow is one contractor developing a VDC-enabled workforce, part of an effort to "push our internal expertise out into the field," VDC manager Alan Todd said.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey's proposed $3.6 billion capital budget for 2020 includes $2.1 billion in aviation spending and $739 million for tunnel, bridge and terminal projects. The proposed $3.4 billion Operating Expense Budget includes $787 million for facility safety and security as well as more than $330 million to make facilities sustainable and resilient.
Small communities across Ontario, Canada, have access to a new funding stream to pay for water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure upgrades, according to Bill Walker, a Member of Provincial Parliament representing the Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound district. "These investments make our local infrastructure safer and more reliable and give them the ability to grow economically," said Minister of Infrastructure Laurie Scott.
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