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From Prototype to Job Site: How Contractors Stay on the "Leading Edge" with New Technologies
From Prototype to Job Site: How Contractors Stay on the "Leading Edge" with New Technologies
Tony Colonna, senior vice president of innovation construction solutions at Skanska USA, heads up a team dedicated to technology, and as part of the company's "culture of innovation," ideas come from the top down, as well as from the trenches. "A lot o...
New Method for 3D Scanning Buildings Uses Machine Learning
New Method for 3D Scanning Buildings Uses Machine Learning
In an effort to streamline the time-consuming and tedious task of collecting architectural details by hand, a team of Stanford researchers has recently added a level of automation to the existing process of collecting reliable building information with...
To Increase Infrastructure and Transportation Projects, New Hampshire Adopts P3 Law
To Increase Infrastructure and Transportation Projects, New Hampshire Adopts P3 Law
The new law makes provisions for two P3 structures only - design-build-finance-operate-maintain (DBFOM) and design-build-operate-maintain (DBOM), but each project must still be approved through New Hampshire's 10-year transportation improvement program.
The Parking Garage of the Future: Big Makeover Coming in Autonomous Age
The Parking Garage of the Future: Big Makeover Coming in Autonomous Age
But like every other aspect of transportation being upended by technology, parking garages will be no different. Within the next two to five years, experts believe these technologies will begin to alter what drivers need from a parking garage. Further ...
Grand Parkway Project Receives Award from P3 Group
Grand Parkway Project Receives Award from P3 Group
A partnership that delivered Grand Parkway segments F1, F2 and G, from U.S. 290 to Interstate 69/U.S. 59, was recognized for its approach toward achieving faster delivery, lower costs and better design, the Texas Department of Transportation said.
U.S. Labor Department Hikes OSHA, MSHA Penalty Amounts
U.S. Labor Department Hikes OSHA, MSHA Penalty Amounts
In 2015, Congress passed the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to advance the effectiveness of civil monetary penalties and to maintain their deterrent effect.
How Construction Firms Can Manage the "Necessary Evil" of Change Orders
How Construction Firms Can Manage the "Necessary Evil" of Change Orders
Instructions for how a general contractor or subcontractor should proceed with changes to its original scope of work can typically be found in the contract's general conditions. Both general contractors and subcontractors should pay close attention to ...
Here's What the New Pensacola Bay Bridge Will Look Like
Here's What the New Pensacola Bay Bridge Will Look Like
The Florida Department of Transportation released the plans following the announcement that FDOT has issued a notice of intent to award Skanska USA Civil Southeast a design-build contract to replace the Pensacola Bay Bridge.
Developments in Federal Design-Build Legislation and Regulation
Developments in Federal Design-Build Legislation and Regulation
We’ve had some movement on a few fronts with DBIA’s efforts to improve design-build procedures in federal projects. Since our successes in 2014 and 2015 on encouraging better use of two-step design-build selection procedures (more on that l...
Transportation Organizations Push back on GOP's Call To Eliminate Federal Transit Funding
Transportation Organizations Push back on GOP's Call To Eliminate Federal Transit Funding
It's no surprise that transportation-related trade organizations are delivering some serious pushback to the idea of reduced federal funding for transit and other non-highway projects. David Bauer, American Road and Transportation Builders Association ...
Sustainable Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project Gets Green Light
Sustainable Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project Gets Green Light
Engineering design firm Burns & McDonnell are set to provide design-build engineering and project management services in the new $27 million Green Omni Terminal Demonstration project at the port of Los Angeles.
New Steel Barriers Could Change Construction Industry
New Steel Barriers Could Change Construction Industry
Concrete barriers have been around for decades, but a new steel barrier hitting the market could change the game and the only place you can get it here in Colorado is Pueblo. Concrete barriers do what they're supposed to, which is stop cars from gettin...
Los Angeles Approves $1 Billion River Restoration Plan
Los Angeles Approves $1 Billion River Restoration Plan
The city of Los Angeles approved a plan to restore an 11-mile stretch of the LA River.
Real Reform: Revolutionizing Transportation in Virginia
Real Reform: Revolutionizing Transportation in Virginia
Virginia made transportation history this June when the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB) voted to fully fund the first wave of infrastructure projects that were scored and selected based on an objective, data-driven process. Virginia's Secretary...
7 Key Risks for Contractors in Transit Procurements
7 Key Risks for Contractors in Transit Procurements
Your company has reviewed an RFP issued by a municipal authority to select a firm to operate and maintain transit services, and the business team has signed off on the economics of submitting a bid.
Construction Underway on $330M Texas State Highway 330 South Project
Construction Underway on $330M Texas State Highway 330 South Project
State Highway 360 South is a design-build project. The project is overseen by a public-private partnership between the Texas Department of Transportation, the North Texas Tollway Authority and the North Central Texas Council of Governments. Lane Constr...
Retailers Fuel a Warehouse Boom, Racing to Keep Up with Amazon
Retailers Fuel a Warehouse Boom, Racing to Keep Up with Amazon
Over the past year, prime warehouse rents are up 9.9 percent across the U.S. and up by double-digit amounts in some large urban areas, according to a recent report. In some cities, surging demand has helped set off a speculative-building boom unlike an...