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5/25/2018

In this new BIM 3rd Edition, BIM practitioners and instructors revised all units and content to ensure relevance, consistency, and has been examined as an entire 4-unit curriculum, to ensure flow, and link components in the curriculum with BIMForum content. BIM 3rd Edition Units 1-4 Instructor Guides and Participant Manuals are now available to order at the AGC Bookstore and Amazon.

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5/25/2018

A Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission administrative law judge has halted work on the Mariner East pipeline outside Philadelphia based on public safety concerns. The company behind the project, Energy Transfer Partners, says the order is a "significant departure" from the utility commission's procedures and the law.

5/25/2018

A hospital group expecting growth in Wisconsin from the massive Foxconn Technology Group plant plans to build a $250 million hospital and medical office. Advocate Aurora Health expects to begin construction later this year complete work in 2021.

5/25/2018

Green building and design are becoming increasingly common in sports stadiums, and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is the first major sports facility in the US to earn LEED Platinum certification. "We were trying to send a message to the construction industry to be efficient but also build great buildings," said Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United sports teams owner Arthur Blank.

5/25/2018

A report by a Vancouver, British Columbia, commission recommends tolling multiple bridges or charging a mileage-based fee to reduce congestion. The plan would generate annual revenue exceeding $773 million.

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5/25/2018

The Indonesian government has purchased 70% to 80% of the land needed to build a toll road linking the Kertajati International Airport and the West Java capital of Bandung. The acquisition process should be completed next year.

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5/25/2018

Massachusetts has saved roughly $5 million in operating costs since implementing electronic toll collection a year ago. The toll authority is working to reduce the number of unreadable license plates, which is currently 2%.

5/25/2018

Missouri lawmakers have placed a measure on the November ballot that would raise the gas tax by 10 cents to generate infrastructure improvement revenue. The increase could raise up to $293 million by fiscal 2027.

5/25/2018

The European Parliament's Transport and Tourism Committee has passed a series of measures aimed at improving tolling interoperability across the EU. Revenues from road charges should be invested back into infrastructure, one committee member said.

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5/25/2018

Five parishes in Louisiana want to create a taxing district that would be used to build a bridge over the Mississippi River. A public-private partnership involving tolls could fund the $1 billion bridge project, says state Sen. Rick Ward, R-Port Allen.

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