Construction Industry News: Aug 24, 2017

News and updates from the construction industry. 

Gordie Howe bridge project faces another delay, pushing back completion to 2023
Construction of the long-awaited new Windsor-Detroit border crossing bridge has been set back by a year because of the complex bidding process, meaning it likely won’t be completed until 2023.

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Global Best Projects of 2017 Wow Construction Industry Judges

Two panels of judges from across the industry have completed the difficult task of selecting the winners of ENR’s 5th annual Global Best Projects competition. The contest joins ENR’s successful regional and national U.S. competitions in identifying and honoring the project teams behind outstanding design and construction efforts of the past year.

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Dodge Data: Construction starts rise 6% in July

Strong activity in the nonbuilding sector drove the value of construction starts up 6% from June to a seasonally adjusted rate of $728.1 billion in July, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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Members resign from White House council on infrastructure security

Several members of yet another of President Trump's advisory councils have decided to quit, the White House confirmed Tuesday.

A number of those sitting on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC), who were appointed under the previous administration, submitted their resignations on Monday evening, one day before the panel was scheduled to hold its quarterly business meeting.

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The construction industry’s productivity problem

The world has an annual $1trn shortfall in infrastructure spending. Those projects that are given the green light tend to come in late and over budget. If the construction industry could build more for less, investors, citizens and customers would benefit. Governments can help lay the foundations.

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