Construction Industry News: January 26, 2021

5 international projects to watch in 2021

With a new year comes a new round of project completions, or at least project milestones. From airports to office buildings, the focus in 2021 will encompass a wide variety of construction undertakings as contractors fight to overcome the economic uncertainties brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.


Lane Construction sues I-4 Ultimate partner Skanska for $132M

Lane Construction has filed a lawsuit against Skanska USA Civil Southeast, its joint venture design-build partner on the $2.3 billion I-4 Ultimate project in Orlando, Florida, accusing Skanska of putting an affiliate company’s interests before its obligations to the JV. Lane is demanding $132 million plus costs and attorneys’ fees.


Northern California: Link21 Megaproject Unveiled

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) and Capitol Corridor Joint Powers Authority (CCJPA) have embarked on Link21, described as “a transformational improvement program” that will connect BART with the region’s intercity, commuter and high-speed passenger rail systems while also “connecting people sustainably to employment opportunities and affordable housing throughout the 21-county Northern California Megaregion.”


‘Ribbon of Light’ Begins to Unfurl in Los Angeles

The new Sixth Street Viaduct, when completed next year, will be hard to miss. Ten pairs of continuous arches will create a sinuous profile as the 3,060-ft-long, 100-ft-wide viaduct soars over the 101 Freeway, several railroads, the LA River and the downtown Los Angeles arts district.

Rendering courtesy of LA Bureau of Engineering


Fluor announces new organizational structure, plans to sell maintenance division

Going forward, the Irving, Texas-based contractor will conduct its operations in three business segments: Energy Solutions, Urban Solutions and Mission Solutions.