DFW International Airport Embarks on 8-year Terminal Development Program to Renovate Original Terminals

Four terminal buildings to undergo needed upgrades to optimize the DFW passenger experience DFW INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, Texas — Sept. 3 — DFW International Airport’s Board of Directors today began an eight-year process aimed at renovating the Airport’s four original terminals, by approving the first major expenditure for the DFW Terminal Development Program. The Board approved a $20.75 million package for the URS Corporation of Dallas to begin the preliminary design work for the renovation of Terminals A, B, C and E, which opened with the Airport in 1974. Final costs for the Terminal Development Program are still in review, but … Read more

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Husqvarna Soff-Cut Saws Make their Sports Debut

The Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey is a sports and entertainment facility currently under construction. The Meadowlands Stadium is the future home of the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL teams and is one of the main attractions for the area. Husqvarna Soff-Cut Ultra Early Entryâ„¢ saws were selected to help complete certain elements of the project. A total of more than 600,000 square feet of concrete will make up the sidewalks that encircle the stadium. Skanska Construction is the general contractor on this project and chose a local subcontractor, Commodore Construction Group, to cut the … Read more

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OSHA 10-Hour Construction Safety Course Now Mandatory in Seven States

ARLINGTON, Texas, Sept. 1 — Seven states now have laws on the books that require construction workers to complete the OSHA 10-hour construction safety training course before they can work on certain construction projects. The states with an OSHA law already in effect are Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, New York, and most recently, Missouri. The state of Nevada OSHA training law becomes effective January 1st, 2010. Most of the state laws restrict the required training to workers on publicly funded construction sites, such as public roads and bridge construction projects and public school buildings. However, the state of … Read more

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AGC Release July Construction Employment Numbers

Reno-Sparks, NV & Wenatchee, WA Have Worst Job Losses, Columbus, IN and Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH Again Have Largest Increases in Construction Employment ARLINGTON, VA – Construction workers in communities across the country continued to suffer extreme job losses this July according to a new analysis of metropolitan area employment data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics released today by the Associated General Contractors of America. That analysis found construction employment declined in 319 of the nation’s largest communities while only 11 areas saw increases and six saw no change in construction employment between July 2008 and July 2009. “These figures make … Read more

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