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2/22/2018

JPMorgan Chase plans to begin demolition of its 52-story headquarters in 2019 to make way for a taller building on the same site in Manhattan. The project would create more than 8,000 construction-related jobs.

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2/22/2018

Experts summarize the most important revisions to the minimum design load provisions of ASCE 7-16, including updates to rain, snow, seismic, and wind loads, plus the new tsunami guidelines, in a new reference from ASCE Press. Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 is available in print or as a convenient e-book. Order your copy today.

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2/22/2018

The Georgia Department of Transportation has announced plans to expand its 511 Navigator traffic-management system. The project aims to improve road safety and extend high-speed internet access to more people.

2/22/2018

A guitar-making class in a Pennsylvania high school is engaging students in a fun way to use science, technology, engineering and math concepts. Tech-ed teacher Matt Peitzman uses STEM Guitar curriculum in the class.

2/22/2018

The North Miami Beach, Fla., City Commission has approved plans for a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use project with a 16-story residential tower and retail, office and restaurant space. Construction is expected to start this year.

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2/22/2018

Bay Area Rapid Transit will spend $10 million on a study to consider the feasibility of and a possible location for a second tunnel underneath San Francisco Bay. No funding has been designated to build the tunnel, which could cost between $12 billion and $15 billion.

2/22/2018

A newly issued building permit means vertical construction will start soon for a 660-foot tower in Chicago. The 60-story tower will include 698 rental apartments.

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2/22/2018

US District Judge Brian Morris ordered federal officials to review documents related to the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Officials have until March 21 to present relevant documents or explain the reason for withholding them.

2/22/2018

The Port of New Orleans is considering a $1 billion container terminal and distribution facility to accommodate its growing cargo operation and to attract businesses that depend on port access. A final decision on the project is a year away.

2/22/2018

Louisiana wants to use $600 million in federal Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds to fund four major construction projects. The bonds require significant local revenue and are repaid with federal highway funds.