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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 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.

2/22/2018

The Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority has selected Canadian engineering firm Stantec to oversee design and engineering of the Mid-Breton sediment diversion project in Louisiana. The $488 million project will divert 35,000 cubic feet per second of water and sediment from the Mississippi River to revitalize the wetlands.

2/22/2018

Commissioners in Florida's Osceola County have approved a series of agreements to fund the Osceola Parkway Extension toll road project. The Central Florida Expressway board must still weigh in on the road's alignment.