TransLink, BC Government to Explore Transit Link Across Burrard Inlet

TransLink, BC Government to Explore Transit Link Across Burrard Inlet The $500,000 put up by the government of British Columbia to study a fixed-link rapid transit connection across Burrard Inlet, connecting Vancouver, B.C., to the North Shore, revives an idea that has floated the inlet for years. See Original Article In pictures: Bennetts Associates' Cambridge student centre finishes Scheme built by KierSee Original Article Wates nabs rival boss to head up regional team David Saville swaps John Sisk for new role at £1.6bn businessSee Original Article

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

Balfour Beatty in the box seat for Carillion’s Midland Met hospital

Balfour Beatty in the box seat for Carillion's Midland Met hospital Trust adds it will only pay for cost of work completed – not the £267m target priceSee Original Article Stace research says teenagers turning backs on construction Less than 10% of 800 youngsters would put industry top of their career pathSee Original Article Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – March 2019 The accompanying table records the 10 largest construction project starts in Canada in March 2019. Also included is the latest trend graph on starts. This looks at 12-month moving totals of the civil and non-residential building categories in Canada. There are several reasons for highlighting upcoming large projects. Such jobs have often received a fair […] The post Top 10 Largest Construction Project Starts in Canada and Trend Graph – March 2019 appeared first on ConstructConnect.com. <br /See Original Article

Graham chosen to build £18m Cumbrian cancer centre

Graham chosen to build £18m Cumbrian cancer centre Carlisle scheme due to finish in January 2021See Original Article Pace of Upgrading Deficient Bridges Slows, ARTBA Report Says Total structurally deficient bridges dipped by just 567 in 2018, compared with annual average decline of 1,700 in previous five years. See Original Article FMB takes aim at struggling Apprenticeship Levy Latest government figures show number of apprentices in construction has fallen one fifthSee Original Article

Host of consultants named for Southampton work

Host of consultants named for Southampton work More than 30 firms on university frameworkSee Original Article TfL set to build 3,000 rental homes Grainger appointed as transport group’s Build to Rent partnerSee Original Article Still Time to File ENR New England Top Contractor Survey There's still time to submit a survey to ENR New England's annual Top Contractor survey See Original Article

VIEWPOINT: Passive Design Improves Infrastructure and Community Resiliency during Extreme Weather

VIEWPOINT: Passive Design Improves Infrastructure and Community Resiliency during Extreme Weather Engineers and architects have the responsibility to hold paramount the safety, health, and welfare of the public. Until building codes adapt, building professionals must seriously consider integrating passive design into their projects to ensure occupant safety during extreme weather events. See Original Article Margins of 5% a decade away, ISG boss admits Firm doubled fit-out work last yearSee Original Article London housing association appoints 50 firms to framework Deal will last four yearsSee Original Article

Mace at the double for £4bn MoD estates revamp

Mace at the double for £4bn MoD estates revamp Contractor will help with over 100 projects across the UKSee Original Article Hanford Progress Continues with Testing of Vit Plant Lab The laboratory is the first major Hanford Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant facility to complete systems turnover work. See Original Article Barratt's housing JV gets planning nod Housebuilder working with Swindon council on 3,000 homes dealSee Original Article