Modjeski and Masters Wins Sub-Consulting Contract from Federal Highway Administration

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Modjeski and Masters has been selected as a sub-consultant to Collins Engineers, Inc. for the Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity Contract from the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration. As a sub-consultant on this contract, Modjeski and Masters will perform bridge and tunnel inspections, load ratings and non-destructive testing. This selection continues Modjeski and Masters’ work with Collins Engineers, Inc. which has been ongoing for over a decade. As part of the contract, Modjeski and Masters will provide these services to multiple locations within the Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division bridge portfolio. This contract … Read more

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ABC Highlights Construction Worker Shortage during National Apprenticeship Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors commends the U.S. Department of Labor for declaring Nov. 13-19 National Apprenticeship Week. It’s the third consecutive year that business, labor, government, education and other partners are highlighting the tremendous job opportunities apprenticeships provide and the need for an infusion of Americans to pursue a skilled trade. “The construction industry has a critical shortage of skilled workers,” said ABC President and CEO Michael Bellaman, who this week participated in his first meeting as an appointee of the Trump administration’s newly created Task Force on Apprenticeship Expansion. “ABC is thankful for the Department of … Read more

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Construction Spending Up in September, Down on YOY Basis

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Nonresidential construction spending rose .5 percent in September, totaling $698.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, nonresidential construction spending is down 2.9 percent on a year-over-year basis, with construction spending related to manufacturing down 20.3 percent since September 2016. August and July nonresidential spending totals were revised upwards by a collective $11 billion, however. “There is a lot of positive news about the U.S. economy right now,” said ABC Chief Economist Anirban Basu. “The nation has added nearly 1.8 million net … Read more

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Hammes Breaks Ground on USF’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute in Tampa

MILWAUKEE, Wis., and TAMPA, Fla. – Hammes Company has broken ground on the University of South Florida’s Morsani College of Medicine and Heart Institute located in Water Street Tampa, a downtown district in Tampa, Florida. The project team includes Hammes Company as the project manager and HOK / Skanska as the design builder. The 13-story, 395,000-square-foot high-rise is rooted in Hammes Company’s collaborative Buildings for Life planning philosophy designed to meet the ever-changing needs of the healthcare industry. The HOK design supports access to care through an interdisciplinary, experience-based health, wellness and science research and higher learning service model. The … Read more

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