Oroville Team Passes Milestone, Presses on With Spillway Fix
A mix of brute force and cutting-edge technology enabled contractors to replace a large portion of Oroville Dam’s spillway chute in just 165 days, meeting a Nov. 1 deadline set in anticipation of the start of northern California’s winter rainy season.
NY, NJ Reach Funding Pact for New $13B Rail Tunnel Under Hudson River
New York and New Jersey announced Thursday how they will pay for their share of an estimated $13 billion project to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River and other improvements, with New Jersey's outgoing governor outlining a plan that calls for progressively steeper fare hikes for train riders in his state during the next 20 years.
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House, Senate pass $1.5 trillion tax reform bill
The House and Senate voted Tuesday to pass the final version of a $1.5 trillion tax reform bill, according to The New York Times. The House is scheduled to revote Wednesday morning after mandatory revisions are made in accordance with House rules.
How the GOP tax overhaul could affect construction
The 30-plus-year drought since the last tax code overhaul may be finally over as Congress sets out to vote on and place a now-finalized tax bill on President Donald Trump's desk. The bill slashes the corporate tax rate from 35% to 21%, and also includes massive changes to how income earned or kept offshore is treated. Every industry could see effects — including higher education. Here's a 60-second overview of what the bill could change for the construction industry, and where other industries that impact construction stand on it.
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Safety Management in the Construction Industry 2017
This report is the third in a series examining safety in the construction industry.