Construction Dive - Latest News /news/Construction industry news, trends and jobs for building professionals who want mobile-friendly content.en-usFri, 19 Mar 2021 10:08:00 -0400Tutor Perini low bidder on Los Angeles LAX airport-Metro transit hub /news/tutor-perini-low-bidder-on-los-angeles-lax-airport-metro-transit-hub/597021/<p>Tutor Perini&nbsp;estimated that its contract would be approximately $478 million. Work on the project is expected to start in the third quarter.</p>Kim SloweyFri, 19 Mar 2021 10:08:00 -0400/news/tutor-perini-low-bidder-on-los-angeles-lax-airport-metro-transit-hub/597021/Crane 'flies' over New York City street to land atop Tiffany & Co. construction project /news/crane-flys-over-new-york-city-street-to-land-atop-tiffany-co-construct/597003/<p>One massive crane lifted a slightly less-massive crane in midtown Manhattan to help construct&nbsp;three additional floors on the iconic building.</p>Joe BousquinFri, 19 Mar 2021 10:07:00 -0400/news/crane-flys-over-new-york-city-street-to-land-atop-tiffany-co-construct/597003/Republicans seek to reinstate border wall construction funding /news/republicans-seek-to-reinstate-border-wall-construction-funding/596929/<p>Forty senators&nbsp;said that wall construction is necessary to restore order at the U.S.-Mexico border, and that the president&#39;s&nbsp;funding freeze&nbsp;violates the Impoundment Control Act.</p>Kim SloweyThu, 18 Mar 2021 10:51:00 -0400/news/republicans-seek-to-reinstate-border-wall-construction-funding/596929/University of Michigan resumes $920 million hospital build /news/university-of-michigan-resumes-920-million-hospital-build/596920/<p>The project was&nbsp;mothballed in May during cost-cutting efforts&nbsp;to offset a projected loss of up to $230 million at the healthcare system&nbsp;due to COVID-19.</p>Joe BousquinThu, 18 Mar 2021 10:51:00 -0400/news/university-of-michigan-resumes-920-million-hospital-build/596920/$20 billion Chicago megaproject reaches agreement with transit system over construction /news/20-billion-chicago-megaproject-reaches-agreement-with-transit-system-over/596942/<p>Landmark Development has a &quot;memorandum of understanding&quot;&nbsp;with the Metra Electric commuter rail system to build One Central, a mixed-used development, above, below and around&nbsp;its tracks.</p>Zachary PhillipsThu, 18 Mar 2021 10:50:00 -0400/news/20-billion-chicago-megaproject-reaches-agreement-with-transit-system-over/596942/Tech 101: 5G networks in construction /news/tech-101-5g-networks-in-construction/596838/<p>The reality&nbsp;still trails the hype, but&nbsp;this wireless communication&nbsp;technology&#39;s advantages for construction are clear.</p>Joe BousquinWed, 17 Mar 2021 14:33:00 -0400/news/tech-101-5g-networks-in-construction/596838/Autodesk data shows construction bidding activity up 36% /news/autodesk-data-shows-construction-bidding-activity-up-36/596888/<p>After falling at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, total bidding activity on Autodesk&#39;s BuildingConnected platform grew to an all-time high in January.</p>Zachary PhillipsWed, 17 Mar 2021 14:30:00 -0400/news/autodesk-data-shows-construction-bidding-activity-up-36/596888/California bookkeeper sentenced to 10 years for $877,000 construction firm embezzlement /news/california-bookkeeper-sentenced-to-10-years-for-877000-construction-firm/596851/<p>Over the course of more than three years, Joy Wilde forged 64 fraudulent checks&nbsp;that were intended for vendors.</p>Jenn GoodmanWed, 17 Mar 2021 11:03:00 -0400/news/california-bookkeeper-sentenced-to-10-years-for-877000-construction-firm/596851/Troubled multiemployer pension plans saved through coronavirus relief bill /news/troubled-multiemployer-pension-plans-saved-through-coronavirus-relief-bill/596849/<p>The recently passed COVID-19&nbsp;relief package&nbsp;will pay benefits through 2051 for MEP plans that were headed toward insolvency, many of which affect&nbsp;the construction industry.</p>Kim SloweyWed, 17 Mar 2021 11:03:00 -0400/news/troubled-multiemployer-pension-plans-saved-through-coronavirus-relief-bill/596849/High-speed rail projects would get $205B boost via new bill /news/american-high-speed-rail-act-introduced/596853/<p>The American High-Speed Rail Act, introduced by House Democrats, would invest in federal grants, incentivize private funding and prioritize support&nbsp;for regions underserved by air travel.</p>Chris TealeWed, 17 Mar 2021 08:00:00 -0400/news/american-high-speed-rail-act-introduced/596853/