Month: May 2019

As Fluor Numbers Tumble, New Leadership Faces Challenges

As Fluor Numbers Tumble, New Leadership Faces Challenges Project execution issues and missed earnings trigger chief David Seaton's surprise departure; chief legal officer Carlos Hernandez is interim CEO. See Original Article U.S. Labor Market Strength Continued to Impress in April President Trump will be of two minds when he sees the latest labor market numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). April’s Employment Situation report records another month of exceptional jobs growth, +263,000, and a notable decline in the unemployment rate to only 3.6%, which is as low as that metric has been in […] The post U.S. Labor Market Strength Continued to Impress in April appeared first on ConstructConnect.com. See Original Article Lendlease shares jump on back of takeover rumours Reports say firm is target for Japanese companySee Original Article

Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Milwaukee

Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Milwaukee The non-residential sector is showing particular strength, with manufacturing construction leading the way. See Original Article Coal Towers Tumble to Make Way for Offshore Wind Hub The cooling towers for the Brayton coal plant, once the largest coal plant in New England and the last coal plant in Massachusetts were demolished in a matter of seconds. See Original Article Data Sharing Enables McCarthy To Deliver St. Louis Aquarium Design A collaborative platform enables contractor and architect to share data and solve challenges on the St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station See Original Article

Multiplex picked for £50m Crossrail office job at Bond Street

Multiplex picked for £50m Crossrail office job at Bond Street The contractor has been signed up under an early engagement contractSee Original Article Boston Construction Site Stand Downs Honor Workers Who Died of Opioid Overdoses Two stand downs on May 3 at two Boston construction sites honored craft workers who died after opioid overdoses.  See Original Article Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Cleveland Pullback forecast for non-building markets. See Original Article

Google’s Next Frontier: The Space-Time Continuum

Google's Next Frontier: The Space-Time Continuum Travelling back and forth in time with Google. But first, a visit to Nuuk. See Original Article First AECBuildTech Held, Vista Tower Tops Out The first-ever AECBuildTech conference was held in suburban Chicago and the Vista Tower tops out. See Original Article Iconic Seattle Center Arena Roof the Only Piece to Stay in $900-Million Rebuild Crews will erect a steel support structure to hold the 1962-built roof, then remove the existing arena below before rebuilding the arena in time for the 2021 NHL season. See Original Article

London in 10 most expensive cities in the world for construction, Arcadis reveals

London in 10 most expensive cities in the world for construction, Arcadis reveals But UK capital is less expensive than New York, San Francisco and Hong KongSee Original Article LJA Engineering is ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2019 Design Firm of the Year ENR Texas & Louisiana has selected Houston-based LJA Engineering as its 2019 Design Firm of the Year. Final placements on ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Top Design Firms ranking will be published in June. See Original Article Melanie La Rocca Is New Head of NYC's Dept. of Buildings School Construction Authority VP is named to the post three months after her predecessor left the position. See Original Article

Tory peer says housebuilders should be hit with 10% retention on new homes

Tory peer says housebuilders should be hit with 10% retention on new homes Initiative would see firms build more homes snag-free, Lord Bethell addsSee Original Article CITB predicts half of industry will think it's 'credible and reputable' by 2020 The government-sponsored board has promised to improve training and the pool of qualified staffSee Original Article NIC appoints ten-strong team to new design group Sadie Morgan was named as chair last FebruarySee Original Article

The Bride and the Bridge

The Bride and the Bridge “Bride” and “Bridge” are almost the same word. Coincidence? See Original Article Wary subcontractors means timetable to restart stalled Carillion hospital slips NHS trust admits procurement process on Laing O’Rourke’s work to get going on Liverpool scheme is behind scheduleSee Original Article Laing O'Rourke improves the time it takes to settle up – by just one day Country’s biggest private contractor falling behind peers in getting bills paid quickerSee Original Article

Federal Way Link Extension Moves Closer to Federal Grant Award

Federal Way Link Extension Moves Closer to Federal Grant Award The Sound Transit project cleared a key hurdle toward gaining a $790 million federal grant and will move into the engineering phase. See Original Article Balfour Beatty and Laing O'Rourke chucked off Prompt Payment Code Pair joined by Interserve, Costain and Persimmon in being named and shamed by governmentSee Original Article Wastewater Microtunnel Sets Record Geography and time weren’t on the side of Mortenson when it needed to design and build a new siphon to move 22 million gallons of wastewater as part of an upgrade to a 42-year-old water system in Oregon. See Original Article

Consultants named on £70m south of England framework

Consultants named on £70m south of England framework Successful firms include Arcadis, Turner & Townsend and Faithful+GouldSee Original Article Deadly Seattle Crane Accident: The Search For Answers Begins Early speculation cites high winds as a possible factor. See Original Article Adjaye forced to alter Holocaust Memorial designs Revisions follow public consultation into contested schemeSee Original Article