Dubai, London and New York City top GlobalData's list of 50 "construction mega cities" with the highest investment value in their project pipelines. Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, Atlanta, Washington, D.C., Las Vegas, San Francisco and Boston also are on the list.
Walmart is leveraging the popularity of buy online, pick up in store, providing the convenience of online ordering while eliminating the wait time and cost associated with shipping. The retailer also offers free pickup at any FedEx Office location, mobile check-in to have orders ready when a customer arrives and, at many locations, grocery pickup and loading.
Workers attaching the cable net to the roof of Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas overtightened eight bolts, causing them to break, officials said. The issue delayed work on the roof, but most progress on the stadium remains ahead of its schedule.
A federal trade judge has ruled that the White House cannot reimpose higher tariffs on imported bifacial solar panels for the time being. Trade officials in President Donald Trump's administration had sought to end an exemption for the products.
JE Dunn Construction has won two contracts worth a combined $45.1 million to upgrade a clinic at Mountain Home Air Force Base in Idaho and a pharmacy at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. The contractor has won more than $800 million in Air Force health care facility work during the past decade.
Construction has reached the halfway point on a 2,635-foot cast-in-place concrete flyover bridge to link US 95 northbound and the 215 Beltway westbound in Las Vegas. When completed, the structure will be the second-longest bridge in Nevada.
Nebraska Medicine and the University of Nebraska Medical Center aim to build a state-of-the-art facility on the medical center's campus. The project, projected at $1 billion to $2 billion, is in early planning stages.
Because of rising costs for materials and labor, the producer price index for new nonresidential building construction rose 5.6% year over year in August, while the consumer price index increased 1.7%, said Ken Simonson, chief economist at AGC. "This business climate is requiring everyone to be more proactive when it comes to staffing and planning projects," said Jeff Schaller, vice president of preconstruction operations at Rudolph Libbe.
The construction industry's unemployment rate rose to 4.4% last month from 4% in October, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Heavy and civil engineering construction and nonresidential specialty trade contractors added the most jobs.
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