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8/3/2020

The Skanska-Walsh Joint Venture has reached a landmark in the $8 billion redevelopment of New York's LaGuardia Airport with completion of Terminal B's Western Concourse. The concourse adds seven gates over 250,000 square feet and is expected to open Wednesday, a month ahead of schedule.

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A new bridge has been completed in record time to replace the Morandi Bridge that collapsed two years ago in Genoa, Italy, killing 43 people. The opening is scheduled today for the new San-Giorgio motorway bridge, designed by Genoa native architect Renzo Piano.

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8/3/2020

Construction of a $2.5 billion section of the southern border wall will proceed after a Supreme Court ruling last week. Justices will still consider the case brought by opponents of the wall.

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8/3/2020

The Paterson, N.J., City Council has approved a tax break for developers to proceed with a major mixed-use project that includes rebuilding Hinchliffe Stadium, the home of two Negro League baseball teams in the 1930s and 1940s. The project will also include senior housing, parking and a restaurant.

8/3/2020

Work is set to begin next month on a new $42 million 215 Freeway interchange in Perris, Calif., with completion expected in two years. The interchange at Placentia Avenue is seen as the starting point for a six lane Mid County Parkway through Riverside County.

8/3/2020

Quebec's Ministry of Transportation has contracted with a consortium led by Vinci subsidiary Eurovia to rehabilitate the longest underwater tunnel in Canada. The $850 million project involves the Louis Hippolyte Lafontaine Tunnel under the Saint-Lawrence River.

8/3/2020

PSMJ Resources has reported a 7% gain in its net plus/minus index for multifamily housing planning in Q2 after a 2% decline in Q1. The improvement confirmed other indicators of a Q2 rebound in the sector.

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8/3/2020

A small hospital in Harmar is one of several health care projects proceeding in western Pennsylvania despite an economic slowdown. Many projects had already been financed before the coronavirus pandemic.

8/3/2020

Startup company Buildots has raised $16 million to advance its technology, which uses hardhat-mounted cameras to provide an overview of construction site progress. The company's software creates a digital twin of the site based on architectural plans, then uses the computer vision to compare and contrast plans with actual progress.

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8/3/2020

Finding suppliers that freely share information about their products is one key to establishing a solid relationship, according to Charles "Andy" Rumschlag, operations manager at Hyde-Stone Mechanical Contractors. Rumschlag and other industry leaders share their thoughts on building and maintaining strong supplier partnerships.

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