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8/16/2018

Tangier Island in Chesapeake Bay faces an existential threat due to changing weather patterns that lead to rising water levels and increased erosion. The Army Corps of Engineers is planning to address erosion on the island with a $3 million jetty, and the Corps is seeking approval for a study examining the best ways to protect the island.

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8/16/2018

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a law that expands the availability of public-private partnerships in the state to cover a wider range of infrastructure concerns. "This is a big deal, not just in New Jersey, moving the needle in the P3 world," Murphy said.

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NJTV (New Jersey)
8/16/2018

As designed in the early '60s, a foundation for a large compressor did not account for the soil beneath, leading to excessive stress from vibrations. See how 3D modeling offered solutions to strengthen the foundation in a case study in ASCE's Practice Periodical on Structural Design and Construction. Read it free for a limited time in the ASCE Library.

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news.asce.org
8/16/2018

The mile-high city will make a great setting for the flagship gathering of the Society in October. Here are the five things that will appeal to you as an engineer. Check them out, then register for the ASCE 2018 Convention.

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asceconvention.org
8/16/2018

The Colorado Department of Transportation is recommending a toll of roughly 15 cents per mile for the toll lanes on Interstate 25 between Monument and Castle Rock. The rate will be one of the lowest in the country if approved.

8/16/2018

Seattle is in the midst of a construction boom, but many industry professionals say the Trump administration's steel and aluminum tariffs are making certain projects, such as the renovation of KeyArena and the light rail Federal Way Link Extension, more expensive. However, some industry leaders, such as Greg Smith of Urban Visions, contend that competition and labor issues pose a larger threat than material costs.

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KING-TV (Seattle)
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8/16/2018

Ford Motor Co. plans to spend approximately $738 million to renovate five properties in Detroit, including the historical, Beaux Arts-style Michigan Central Station. The company is hoping at least $250 million of that will come from taxes and other incentives.

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Detroit Free Press
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8/16/2018

A $270 million project to renovate the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum has reached the halfway mark. Eighteen percent of the project's workforce lives within 5 miles of the site, and local workers make up 60% of the crew, double the percentage agreed to with the Los Angeles/Orange County Building and Construction Trades Council.

8/16/2018

Construction will begin in the spring on an approximately $117.4 million federal courthouse project in San Antonio, but it will be 25% smaller than the plans that were approved a decade ago. Brasfield & Gorrie won the design-build contract.

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8/16/2018

A groundbreaking ceremony is set for Aug. 21 for DTE Energy's natural gas-fired power plant in Michigan. The project will create 500 construction jobs, and the plant is expected to open in 2022.

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MLive (Michigan)
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