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June 5, 2019

NYC awards AECOM-Hill JV contract to manage $8.7B Rikers replacement

The New York Department of Design and Construction (DDC) has awarded the joint venture of AECOM and Hill International a $107 million contract to manage the construction of four new New York City jails that will replace the soon-to-be-shuttered Rikers Island detention facility.

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June 4, 2019

Contractor picked for $1.6B part of Florida DOT work Astaldi defaulted on

The FDOT has not yet announced whether the surety companies with bonds on Section 7A of the $1.6 billion Wekiva Parkway in Seminole County and the widening of the Beachline in Orange County have selected new contractors to take over.

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June 3, 2019

Las Vegas Stadium Co. official outlines key project challenges

Even though the $1.8 billion NFL stadium that will one day be home to the Las Vegas Raiders has stayed on budget and on schedule, the challenge of navigating the issues that accompany such a large project has kept Las Vegas Stadium Co.

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May 28, 2019

How to increase productivity without increasing headcount

The construction industry has the potential to boost its value by an impressive $1.6 trillion, but companies also face mounting pressures to stay competitive while keeping tight control of rising costs.

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May 24, 2019

Hard hats to helmets: How Skanska, Clark are improving workers’ last line of defense

But the most iconic protective item, the hard hat, hasn’t significantly changed in its design in the 100 years since it debuted.

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May 20, 2019

Construction starts on $80 million Toronto Blue Jays spring training, player development site in Dunedin

The Toronto Blue Jays baseball team is preparing to start an $80 million renovation of the team’s Dunedin spring training and player development site.

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May 9, 2019

BIM concept prevents duplicate efforts on complex projects

As much as 40% of project data can be lost in the handoffs of modeling from design to contractors to subcontractors to owners, San Diego-based construction management firm Gafcon Inc.

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May 6, 2019

The Dotted Line: What makes a successful RFP

Requests for proposals (RFPs) — they’re like supercharged invitations to bid, and contractor responses to them can form the blueprint for how the project will be run rather than just how much it will cost.

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April 29, 2019

PlanGrid BIM brings 3D Revit data to field management

Building information modeling (BIM) meets field management with the latest integration to come from Autodesk. As a second act to the AEC software giant’s $875 million acquisition of construction management software firm PlanGrid last year

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