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8/21/2017

A groundbreaking ceremony was held for the start of construction on a 4,000-bed state prison in Utah will focus on job training and treatment. The $650 million project on the edge of a nature preserve will include classrooms and open spaces within the buildings.

8/21/2017

A 3-mile underground rail extension planned in Boston could cost between $4 billion and $6 billion, according to a recent study by students and faculty at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government. A state-sponsored study is being conducted by Arup USA.

8/21/2017

The Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J., is installing rain gardens and bioretention planters to test green technologies on the rooftop of a campus building. The researchers are studying which type of aggregate can best retain water.

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8/21/2017

Northwest Transit Systems Partners, a joint venture between STV and Mott MacDonald, will oversee construction of two light-rail extension projects in Seattle, one worth $3.7 billion and the other $1.9 billion. Work will include installing tracks on the world's only floating bridge for a light rail.

8/21/2017

President Donald Trump has scuttled a planned infrastructure advisory council, but construction groups say the action shouldn't get in the way of the president's plan for $1 trillion in infrastructure investment.

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8/21/2017

Transportation officials in California recently celebrated a 70-year-old section of concrete freeway on Interstate 10 that stretches from Ontario to San Bernardino. The road was constructed in 1947 and was expected to last 20 years but has remained in service due to concrete maintenance and improvements in the seven decades since it opened.

8/21/2017

Construction has started on a $1.3 billion expansion to a master-planned community in Port Aransas, Texas. The Cinnamon Shore additions will include a hotel, single-family homes, condos, retail and a 10-acre lake.

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8/21/2017

Researchers at the University of Exeter in the UK have developed solar panels shaped like bricks, or blocks. The glass blocks generate electricity and can be incorporated into a building's design.

8/21/2017

Construction is expected to start soon on a $76 million terminal in North Charleston, S.C., and the port authority recently placed an order for ship-to-shore cranes. The project will include a wharf, container yard and office, and construction contracts could be awarded next spring.

8/21/2017

Jamey Barbas has been involved in several major bridge projects, but she is about to finish her largest -- overseeing work at the Tappan Zee replacement project in New York. The civil engineer is preparing for the first phase of the bridge to open on Aug. 25 and will also oversee destruction of the old bridge.