Construction robots weld, bolt, lift to beat worker shortage
TOKYO (AP) — Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns.
Major Japanese construction ...
Governor names head of Seattle tunnel plan to top rail post
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appointed the head of a $3 billion tunnel project in Seattle to a top post at California’s High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday, rounding out a leadership team that’s been in flux.
Joseph Hedges of the Washington State Department of Transportation ...
Tollway awards nearly $1B in construction work this year
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Directors of Illinois’ toll highways have approved five more construction contracts totaling $20 million.
The Illinois Tollway board of directors’ action Thursday brings the year’s total to nearly $1 billion in ...
Kiewit Corp. moving new headquarters to downtown Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A construction and engineering company is moving its new headquarters to downtown Omaha.
Kiewit Corp. reached a “memorandum of understanding” with Mayor Jean Stothert on Tuesday,
It was an embarrassing collapse for Kenya’s ruling party.
Just two weeks after an “inspection” by President Uhuru Kenyatta, a $12 million Chinese-built Sigiri bridge in Western Kenya collapsed before it was completed.
Built by the Chinese Overseas Construction and Engineering Company ...