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Contract Surety 01.11.2022

Boston’s Big Dig

You can probably remember some of the headlines—after all, it lasted from 1990-2007! Plagued by budget overruns and timing delays, the process of highway and tunnel construction to reduce vehicle congestion in Boston is something…
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Boston’s Big Dig
Contract Surety 01.11.2022

Constructing a New Labor Force?

  The construction industry has faced a labor shortage for decades and it is widely anticipated that the commitment of federal funds for infrastructure will compound the challenge. Some experts predict that ultimately, the demand…
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Constructing a New Labor Force?
Contract Surety 01.05.2022

Constructing Wellness

  Wellness? Bring it on! That’s what Montana State University (MSU) is doing with a $78 million commitment to a new Student Wellness Center. Replacing buildings that were damaged and destroyed in 2019s record-breaking snowfall,…
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Constructing Wellness
Contract Surety 01.05.2022

Infrastructure and Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

  Analysis of the $599 billion allocated in the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act for surface transportation shows that greenhouse gas emissions could either expedite a decline in Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) or hinder progress….
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Infrastructure and Greenhouse Gas Emissions?
Contract Surety 12.30.2021

Modular Building To The Rescue

Modular building is playing an increasingly central role in infrastructure efforts. A recent example of the speed and efficiency enabled by modular building is illustrated by a bridge-building effort in southern Louisiana. When an entire…
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Modular Building To The Rescue
Contract Surety 12.30.2021

Contech Investments?

  The adoption of technology in the construction industry has been a long time coming. Although leveraging technology to the fullest across the building industry continues to lag, 2021 was a record year for investment…
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Contech Investments?
Contract Surety 12.21.2021

Largest Soccer Stadium In the USA?

Largest Soccer Stadium In the USA? In May 2022, the largest soccer stadium in North America is slated to open in Nashville, Tennessee, just in the nick of time for the Nashville’s Soccer Club to…
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Largest Soccer Stadium In the USA?
Contract Surety 12.21.2021

Making Tracks In Chicago

  Toot, toot! The recent completion of a  bypass structure on the Chicago “L” system, marks the completion of a significant part of the overhaul on the long-beleaguered Red and Purple lines.  Breaking Up a…
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Making Tracks In Chicago
Contract Surety 12.16.2021

Dam Safety?

  At least 15,600 of the country’s 91,000 dams are classified as “high-hazard” structures. If they fail, the potential for loss of life and property damage is high. Though insufficient to address all the problems—and…
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Dam Safety?