Construction
Top stories summarized by our editors
7/18/2018

Be in Denver Oct. 15 for a dynamic ASCE 2018 Convention closing speaker who will make you a better communicator at work. See how Christine Cashen will help you succeed. The best early bird discounts expire soon. Register today.

Full Story:
asceconvention.org
More Summaries:
ASCE
7/18/2018

Society members can tap a free online reference hub loaded with definitive handbooks, guides, calculators, tutorial videos, and other useful content -- AccessEngineering, provided in response to demand for more technical information. Check it out with your member login, and add a shortcut to AccessEngineering.

Full Story:
secure.asce.org
More Summaries:
ASCE
7/18/2018

The toll rate schedule for Seattle's Highway 99 tunnel, which was selected by the Washington State Transportation Commission for more public comment, ranges from $1.00 to $2.25 depending on the hour. The commission hopes the tunnel will open in October.

Full Story:
KING-TV (Seattle)
7/18/2018

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has ordered a $10 million study of tolling and other highway funding options in the state. Republicans and some Democrats in the state legislature mounted enough opposition to defeat a bill proposing a similar study that was put up for a vote earlier this year.

More Summaries:
Gov. Dannel Malloy
7/18/2018

California rolled out its own data privacy rules on June 28, 2018, via the California Consumer Privacy Act. Here is what you need to know. Read more.

Full Story:
rt3thinktank.com
7/18/2018

The US Supreme Court's June 21 decision holding that states can collect sales taxes from retailers that don't have a physical presence there could mean online retailers will be required to post a sales tax bond. States that require brick-and-mortar retailers to obtain a sales tax bond could extend the requirement to online retailers.

More Summaries:
US Supreme Court
7/18/2018

Private asset managers have raised billions for public-private partnership infrastructure projects, but that money is not always finding its way to actual work. A lack of federal incentives is partially to blame, and some say lawmakers must make it easier for funds to be moved into partnerships.

7/18/2018

Work is expected to begin this fall on the Gordie Howe International Bridge once a contract is signed with the building consortium Bridging North America. Ground was broken in Detroit on Tuesday for the six-lane, cable-stayed bridge, and completion is slated for 2022 or 2023.

7/18/2018

A 1,985-foot span of Sound Transit's 14-mile rail extension in the Seattle area is nearly complete. Guy F. Atkinson Construction is the contractor for the $135 million tunnel, and the line is scheduled to be completed in 2023.

More Summaries:
F. Atkinson Construction
7/18/2018

A ceremony Tuesday kicked off construction of a 20-story condominium with first-floor retail and restaurant space on the San Francisco waterfront. Work should wrap up in 2019.