Cracks present more woes for DC's $5.8B Silver Line

Construction Dive

Faulty concrete panels, rail ties and now support pedestals have delayed the Clark-Kiewit-led Washington, D.C., Metrorail expansion by more than a year

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Most DC Tech Workers Would Quit For A Job At Amazon

Business Facilities

In a tight labor market, Washington, DC area employers might have to up their games to hang on to their valued employees before Amazon HQ2 arrives. Read: Most DC Tech Workers Would Quit For A Job At Amazon at BusinessFacilities.com. Corporate Headquarters District Of Columbia Featured Surveys & Research Virginia Workforce Development Amazon Eagle Hill Consulting employee retention employees headquarters HQ2 labor market research Survey tech workers Washington DC workforce

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D.C. Area Utility Tackles Aging Infrastructure

ENR Construction

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission named Owner of the Year

D.C.’s new 3-in-1 entertainment and sports arena

BD+C

Washington, D.C.’s s new 142,000-sf, $65-million entertainment and sports arena combines an NBA training facility with a 4,200-seat public arena to create a building that is the first of its kind, according to project architects Rossetti and Michael Marshall Design

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Clark rebuilds century-old DC tunnel victoriously despite pitfalls

Construction Dive

Using progressive design-build, Clark Construction demolished an urban underpass and rebuilt two in its place for CSX rail — without halting train traffic or getting tripped up by strenuous environmental reviews

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Washington D.C. to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2032

BD+C

Washington, D.C.’s The Clean Energy D.C. Federal buildings will have to follow the stricter energy efficiency standards that the new law will bring for all existing D.C.

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$50B of development in Washington, DC's pipeline

Construction Dive

Residential represents the biggest share of the construction boom, but many hotel, office and retail projects are also underway

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Baltimore-DC Maglev Could Be Speeding Toward 2020 Construction Start

ENR Construction

Construction of a high-speed maglev train system between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., could begin as early as 2020

DC-area utility: Purple Line construction dangerously close to water main

Construction Dive

In the worst-case scenario, the pipe reportedly could burst, flooding train tracks and affecting the availability of drinking water and fire hydrant service

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D.C. local worker requirement not being met

BD+C

A recent audit of Washington, D.C.’s s First Source mandate that requires local workers be given employment preference on construction projects funded with tax dollars shows that the requirement is not being met

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Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Business Facilities

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site. Read: Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year at BusinessFacilities.com.

DC Metro Sacks More Inspectors

ENR Construction

What began as an investigation into the July 2016 derailment of a Washington, D.C., Metro train has uncovered several years’ worth of falsified track inspection records, resulting in dismissals or disciplinary action for more than half of the system’s track inspection staff

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Researchers: DC most likely pick for $5B Amazon HQ2

Construction Dive

Hamilton Place Strategies compared Washington, D.C., with other cities on Amazon's HQ2 short list and found it has above-average scores for various Amazon criteria

Construction Employment Increases in December 2018 in 43 States, D.C.

Construction Superintendent Magazine

The post Construction Employment Increases in December 2018 in 43 States, D.C.

Green Building Code Proposed in Washington DC is a National Model

Green Building Law Update

The Mayor will submit the codes to the DC Council for adoption. The new Green Code is significant, not only for those constructing or renovating buildings within DC, but because it portends a new green regulatory scheme that may well be a national model.

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U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters - vegetative roof assembly, Washington, D.C.

BD+C

million square foot headquarters located in Washington D.C.Driven by Federally-mandated sustainable requirements, a 300,000 plus square-foot Vegetative Roof Assembly (VRA) was incorporated into the architectural design for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11-level, 1.2

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Washington, D.C. is first LEED Platinum city in the world

BD+C

Washington, D.C. Today, 65% of D.C. neighborhoods are walkable, 58% of commuter trips are by bike, walking, or public transit, and the D.C. was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world by the U.S. Green Building Council last month.

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Washington D.C. Launches New Infrastructure Academy

Construction Equipment

In 2016, less than half of the available infrastructure job positions in Washington D.C. To better fill the District's need for trained workers with infrastructure skills, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the D.C. were filled (2,500 job openings with only 1,246 hires), even with an average hourly rate of $48. Infrastructure Academy last week to provide hands-on training and experience to area residents

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BIMStorm @ Ecobuild in D.C.

Collaborative Construction

I've been invited to speak at the Ecobuild Conference in Washington, D.C. If you live near D.C. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! which will be held December 6 - 10. this is a great event to attend. You will meet dozens of interesting and influential people and be exposed to a variety of innovative new ideas.

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Companies Willing To Train Job Applicants Who Don’t Meet Requirements

Business Facilities

Employees have been offered a position when they were underqualified most frequently in Charlotte, San Diego, Austin and Washington, DC, according to a new Robert Half survey. .

Construction employment rises from October 2017 to October 2018 in 44 states and D.C.

BD+C

Forty-four states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between October 2017 and October 2018, while 36 states and D.C.

Washington, DC's $1.3B of medical construction led US

Construction Dive

The most populated 25 U.S. metros saw a total of $15.7 billion of activity in the healthcare sector last year

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DOT awards $1.5B for 91 projects across 49 states and DC

Construction Dive

The Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program weighed a record 851 submissions based on safety, state of repair, innovation and other criteria

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Blackboard Inc. Moving Global Headquarters To Northern Virginia

Business Facilities

The new location will combine the company's existing DC and Reston offices into a new modern office in the heart of Northern Virginia's tech corridor. Business Clusters/Corridors Corporate Headquarters Daily News Featured Office, IT & Call Centers Quality Of Life Transportation & Infrastructure Virginia Workforce Development Blackboard education technology Employment headquarters relocation Metro DC Northern Virginia Site Selection tech corridor Washington DC

Construction Employment Increases in 40 States & D.C.

Construction Equipment

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between April 2014 and April 2015 and in 30 states and D.C. between March and April, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by AGC.

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Washington D.C.’s flattened skyline can be a virtue

BD+C

While some complain that Washington D.C.’s s building height limit has resulted in lookalike, boxy buildings, an architecture critic views the restriction as a feature, not a bug

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TOPPING OUT CELEBRATED IN DC

PC Construction Blog

The PC Construction team associated with the Main Process Train project in Washington, DC had much to celebrate. Continue Reading. All Design-Build Projects Water Treatment Construction

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D.C. Air Rights Project Restores City Traffic Grid

ENR Construction

Constructing a podium for the largest air rights project to date in Washington, D.C., is one thing

D.C. Espionage Museum Displays Stunning Façade

ENR Construction

The International Spy Museum's sleek new building above existing structures on L'Enfant Plaza required an innovative structural design

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DC Schools Rise to the Head of the Class

ENR Construction

DC Public Schools and the DC Dept of General Services surpass high standards to deliver world-class facilities. Bonus Regions

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Many DC projects don't comply with local hiring mandate

Construction Dive

Despite an audit revealing that Washington, D.C.'s 's First Source mandate is often not adhered to, the district's Department of Employment Services has issued only one fine during the history of the program

Pipeline from Marcellus Shale to DC?

Collaborative Construction

Pipeline to DC? Not sure if this will come to pass at current prices for natural gas, but it shows the potential for the energy sector to produce good paying jobs and to lower the cost of energy for millions. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L. Salmon, Esq. Collaborative Construction 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Summary of Services and James L.

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Defective Concrete Ties Mar $2.8B DC Metro Silver Line Project

ENR Construction

Metro’s $2.8-billion Silver Line extension, already beset with months of construction delays, is now grappling with more than 400 defective concrete rail ties

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A Great Tiny House Goes up in Washington DC

Jetson Green

The Matchbox, which was recently built in Washington DC by Jay Austin, is a great example of just how cozy and functional a tiny home can be. This house is part of the Boneyard Studios tiny house community in Washington DC, which is basically an experiment in simple and sustainable living.

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Amazon To Build Headquarters in New York City and Washington, DC

ENR Construction

As Amazon’s decision to split its second headquarters between New York City and metropolitan Washington, D.C.,

DC Attorney General alleges electrical contractor misclassified 535 workers

Construction Dive

The lawsuit seeks monetary and injunctive relief for the employees and recovery of penalties to the District of Columbia, which could be up to $5,000 per misclassified worker

Balfour Beatty to start Phase 2 of Washington, DC's $2.5B The Wharf

Construction Dive

Having completed work for Phase 1 in 2017, the general contractor was selected for the next landside portion of the more than 1 million-square-foot phase of mixed-use waterfront development

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A CAPITAL PROJECT: CLEANER, HEALTHIER RIVERS IN WASHINGTON, DC

PC Construction Blog

The multibillion-dollar, long-term DC Clean Rivers Project is designed to achieve a 96% reduction in combined sewer overflows. Continue Reading. All Water Treatment Construction

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State, federal lawsuits pin defective DC Metro concrete on contractor

Construction Dive

Both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia allege that Universal Concrete Products Corp. knew Silver Line concrete panels were defective but falsified documents to make it appear they met specifications

The lyric 440K apartments: D.C. architecture takes a progressive turn

BD+C

When describing the architectural styles of Washington, D.C., progressive is not a term most would associate with buildings in the nation’s capital. But over the last decade, the Mount Vernon Triangle ? located east of the Washington Convention Center?