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Nuke Project Workers Conspired to Cheat Welder Tests
Workers at a problem-plagued prefabrication facility that supplies components to nuclear expansion projects in Georgia and South Carolina conspired to cheat on a welder qualification test, according to the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Photo courtesy Georgia Power Company

Contractor Seeks 10-Year Construction Extension for MOX Project
A watchdog group focused on federal spending at the Savannah River Site is raising new concerns about the delayed, $7.7-billion Mixed-Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility project after the contractor filed a "routine" request for a 10-year construction extension.

Photo courtesy Savannah River Site Watch

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08/01/14 Atlanta Braves Hire Development Team for Mixed-Use Site

According to the team's July 30 announcement, Fuqua Development, Pope and Land Enterprises and Pollack Shores Real Estate Group will work with the Braves to develop the 74-acre project.
07/24/14 Despite Vocal Opposition, Fla. Passenger Rail Line Pushes Ahead

Despite concerns raised by citizens groups about project funding and community impacts, the company developing a $2.3-billion Miami-to-Orlando passenger rail line system is moving full speed ahead with its ambitious plans for the 235-mile-long system.
07/09/14 Gov. Scott Disbands Florida Expressway Authority Board

The regional entity was rechristened as the Central Florida Expressway Authority.
07/08/14 Report: Everglades Restoration Making 'Modest Progress'

The latest report criticizes the financial, procedural and policy constraints that have impeded project implementation
07/01/14 Beers, Burgers and a Bribe? The Case Against a Florida Expressway Official

A key element of a criminal prosecution is a CH2M Hill manager's description of an alleged bribe offer from an expressway authority director that led to an indictment.
07/01/14 OSHA Fines GLF Construction $42K for Fla. Bridge Fatality

GLF Construction Corp. agreed to pay $42,000 in penalties to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as the result of an accident that killed an 18-year-old who had just started working on a Taylor County, Fla., bridge project earlier this year.
06/09/14 FDOT, Feds Collide Over Mathews Bridge Repair Costs

The Florida Dept. of Transportation is seeking reimbursement from the U.S. Navy and federal subcontractors for $4.1 million in costs related to the state agency's emergency repairs to Jacksonville’s Mathews Bridge.
06/05/14 Duke Starts River Dredging as N.C. Considers Tighter Ash Regs

Duke Energy's efforts to remove a portion of an estimated 39,000 tons of coal ash spilled in February into the Dan River could signal the start of new responsibilities for North Carolina utilities in managing waste from coal-fired powerplants
05/15/14 Duke to Build $1.5B Gas Powerplant Near Crystal River Site

Duke Energy will build a $1.5-billion, 1,640-MW natural gas-fired powerplant on a site adjacent to its Crystal River nuclear facility, a move that replaces generation capacity lost to the shuttering of the damaged plant 15 months ago.
05/13/14 Builder Seeks Buyer for Jacksonville High-Rise Awarded in Default

The general contractor of a partially complete, abandoned high-rise building in Jacksonville, Fla., is seeking a buyer for the property that it recently acquired by foreclosure when the developer defaulted on a $12.4-million civil award due the contractor for nonpayment and breach of contract.
04/02/14 Construction, Operational Challenges Endanger $7.7B MOX Project

The Dept. of Energy's $7.7-billion Mixed Oxide Fuel Fabrication Facility at the Savannah River Site in Aiken, S.C., isn't dead yet. South Carolina politicians are fighting the Obama administration's plan to put the unfinished plutonium disposal facility into "cold standby."
12/18/13 2013: A Year of Uncertainty and Promise

It may sound redundant to describe any particular year for the construction industry as being defined by uncertainty and promise. But for the Southeast's builders, 2013 offered plenty of both.
11/25/13 Atlanta Braves Expand Plans for New Ballpark

After first shocking Atlanta Braves fans and local contractors alike with their plans to build a new stadium, the Major League Baseball team has added to the intrigue with an announcement to fully fund a $400-million mixed-use venue at a proposed site in Cobb County, Ga.
11/04/13 Southeast's Slow-Motion Construction Recovery Set to Fast-Forward

McGraw Hill Construction is forecasting that the Southeast region's contract activity will achieve an across-the-board increase within each of its broad construction categories during 2014.
10/02/13 FDOT Scrambles to Make Repairs to Mathews Bridge

The Florida Dept. of Transportation scrambled to award an emergency contract for repairs to a downtown Jacksonville bridge after a U.S. Navy cargo ship struck the 60-year-old, steel-truss structure's central span on Sept. 26.
09/10/13 BeltLine Among Southeast Winners of $73.6M in TIGER Grants

The Atlanta BeltLine and a Raleigh, N.C., passenger rail station, pictured, were among the Southeast projects funded by the U.S. DOT's latest round of TIGER grants.
08/02/13 Duke Energy Cancels $24.7B Florida Nuke Plant Project

Duke Energy reached a settlement with the state of Florida that allows the utility to keep $1 billion in advance fees that would have financed a now-cancelled $24.7-billion nuclear project, while clearing the way for a new natural gas plant.
07/24/13 Georgia Picks Archer Western, Hubbard Team for $840M P3 Project

The Georgia Department of Transportation named a team of Archer Western Contractors, Hubbard Construction and Parsons Transportation Group as the builders of its $840-million Northwest Corridor project.
07/23/13 Miami Beach Picks Koolhaas, Tishman for Convention Center Redo

Miami Beach commissioners chose Rem Koolhaas and his Netherlands-based firm, OMA, to redesign and revamp the city's convention center and surrounding site, estimated as a $1-billion project.
06/26/13 Falcons Firm Up Stadium Construction, Design Teams

The Atlanta Falcons and the Georgia World Congress Center announced the builders of the $1-billion stadium, and added local architects to the design team.
05/15/13 PortMiami TBM Breaks Through After Final Tunnel Bore

On May 6, tunnel crews with Bouygues Civil Works Florida completed the last leg of mining for the second of two, twin 4,200-ft-long tunnels for the $1-billion tunnel project at PortMiami.
05/07/13 Odebrecht Wins Another Round in Legal Fight Over Anti-Cuba Law

In a victory for Coral Gables, Fla.-based Odebrecht Construction, a federal appeals court in Miami has upheld a lower court ruling that Florida's so-called anti-Cuba law is unconstitutional.
05/02/13 Fla. Garage Project That Suffered Fatal Collapse Remains in Limbo

Despite legal settlements reached in late April between builders and the families of workers killed or injured in the collapse of a $22.5-million Miami Dade College parking garage project, the school remains unsure where or when it may ultimately rebuild the structure—or what firms may handle the work.
05/01/13 Atlanta Authority Hires 360 Architecture to Design Falcons Stadium

The Georgia World Congress Center Authority announced April 30 that it has signed a $35-million contract with 360 Architecture of Kansas City, Mo., to design a $1-billion, operable-roof stadium for the Atlanta Falcons.
04/30/13 Florida Electric Utility Completes Upgrades for Smart Grid

Florida’s largest electric utility has completed the installation of 4.5 million "smart meters," a project funded partly by $200 million in U.S. Dept. of Energy grants from the 2009 stimulus law.
04/10/13 OSHA Cites Five Firms for Miami Parking Garage Collapse

OSHA proposed fines totaling $38,360 for five firms involved with a Miami parking garage project that collapsed last October, killing four.
04/03/13 Obama's Miami Visit Highlights Funding Gap for Ports

President Obama used PortMiami as a backdrop for promoting increased private funding for ports. But Florida Gov. Rick Scott noted the federal government was unable to deliver funding for a high-priority dredging project at the Miami port.
03/01/13 As Reservoir Redo Starts, Tampa Bay Water Seeks New GM

The general manager who advised Tampa Bay Water to sue HDR Inc. over cracking at the utility's reservoir announced he would be stepping down.
02/07/13 Duke Decides to Shutter Damaged Crystal River Nuke Plant

Utility Duke Energy announced on Feb. 5 that it is canceling previous plans to repair its broken Crystal River nuclear plant in Citrus County, Fla.
12/20/12 2012: Southeast Rebound, Conflicts Mark Year in Construction

For many contractors and designers working in the Southeast, 2012 will likely be remembered as the year in which the industry finally began to bounce back from the economic doldrums. But there was some bad news, too.
12/17/12 South Carolina Contracts Eke Out 2% Gain in October

Gains in housing and infrastructure barely overcame a 55% decline in nonresidential construction contracts for a 2% overall increase in new South Carolina projects for October.
12/12/12 Georgia Nonresidential Contracts Stall Again in October

Georgia's nonresidential building market is continuing to provide a limited amount of opportunity to state contractors.
12/12/12 Residential Contracts Continue to Fuel Florida Rebound

A continuing surge in the overall value of new residential construction contracts is raising the state of Florida's overall contract volume.
11/05/12 2013 Southeast Forecast: Rebound to Continue

Construction contract activity in the Southeast will likely parallel national trends with certain markets during 2013, while at the same time showing significant deviations from the bigger picture.
10/17/12 Fla. Garage Project Suffers Progressive Collapse, Killing Four

After a section of a $22.5-million parking garage project under construction collapsed without warning on Oct. 10, killing four construction workers, the general contractor is vowing a transparent search for the cause.
10/03/12 Florida's Residential Contracts Surge in August

The value of new Florida residential construction contracts surged in August, offsetting significant declines in the other building categories and pushing the state’s overall monthly total to a 13% gain.
10/03/12 Housing, Infrastructure Push Georgia Contracts Higher in August

Significant increases in both the residential and nonbuilding categories pushed Georgia’s August total for new construction contracts to an 8% gain compared to the same period of a year ago.
10/03/12 Nonresidential Drops, But N.C. Contracts Eke Out 4% August Gain

Increases in the value of residential and infrastructure projects were able to overcome a big drop in the nonresidential category, as new North Carolina contracts totaled nearly $1.2 billion in August, a 4% gain compared to the same period of a year ago.
09/06/12 South Carolina Construction Contracts Decline 3% in July

The volume of South Carolina’s nonresidential construction contracts fell 10% in July, while residential and infrastructure projects edged downward slightly.
08/31/12 July Was Rough for North Carolina Construction Starts

The overall volume of new North Carolina construction contracts fell 31% in July, as just over $1.3 billion worth of projects moved ahead, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
08/30/12 Georgia's Nonresidential Market Wakes Up in July

Georgia’s nonresidential construction market experienced some of its best news of the year in July, as the volume of new building contracts improved 68% for the month.
08/30/12 Pace of Florida Contracts Regains Momentum in July

Florida construction markets gained further momentum in July, as an estimated $2.2 billion of new contracts moved ahead during the month, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
08/09/12 Judge Denies Tampa Bay Water a New Trial Against HDR

The federal judge who oversaw the trial of Tampa Bay Water v. HDR Engineering has denied the utility's motion for a new trial.
08/03/12 Georgia Contracts Slow 15% in June

The volume of new building construction contracts in Georgia fell during June, leading to a 15% overall decline for the month.
08/03/12 Nonresidential Slows in June, Cooling Pace of Florida Contracts

A big drop in the volume of new nonresidential contracts pushed Florida’s overall June total down 18%, compared to a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
08/02/12 Georgia Tax Vote Delivers Only Small Boost for Roadbuilders

Georgia voters on July 31 widely rejected the state’s pitch for a penny sales tax increase that could have delivered as much as $18.7 billion in funding for transportation. Passage of the Transportation Investment Act measure in three of the state’s 12 regions will still provide roadbuilders with a much more modest boost in funding, estimated by the Georgia Dept. of Transportation to be roughly $1.8 billion over the next 10 years.
07/26/12 Georgia Transportation Tax Vote Set for July 31

A debate over taxation and government spending is heating up in advance of a July 31 vote in Georgia over a penny sales-tax increase. The deal could boost funding for transportation projects by an estimated $18.7 billion.
07/25/12 Crystal River's Controversial Repairs Central to Duke Energy Hearings

As the North Carolina Utilities Commission wrapped up its hearings July 20 into Duke Energy’s surprise ousting of CEO William D. “Bill” Johnson, it remained unclear whether regulators would further investigate a pending repair project at the troubled Crystal River nuclear powerplant, despite it remaining a key issue behind the boardroom shake-up.
07/18/12 Building Markets Boost South Carolina Contracts in May

Gains in the building sectors pushed South Carolina’s May total for new contracts 28% higher than the same period of a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
07/10/12 North Carolina Sees All Sectors Move Up in May

Across-the-board improvement in all three of McGraw-Hill Construction’s main construction categories pushed North Carolina’s contracts total 33% higher than a year ago, according to the company. The jump represented nearly $1.6 billion in new contracts moving forward during the month.
07/10/12 Georgia's Ups and Downs Add Up to a Flat May

Residential contracts surged in May, but Georgia’s other sectors fell significantly, resulting in a flat overall monthly total for new construction contracts, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
07/10/12 Residential Gives Life to Florida Contracts in May

A 70% surge in new residential projects overcame downturns in the other sectors to boost the overall value of Florida’s May construction contracts to nearly $2.2 billion, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. The total was a 19% improvement over the same period of a year ago.
07/02/12 VA Threatens to Terminate Brasfield & Gorrie From Hospital Project

An ongoing public dispute between the U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs and general contractor Brasfield & Gorrie over design changes and delays at a $616-million Orlando hospital project escalated recently when the agency notified the firm it had 10 days to deliver a new work plan or face termination.
06/27/12 Judge Issues Injunction Stopping Florida's Anti-Cuba Law

Citing the "substantial likelihood" that Odebrecht Construction Inc. would prevail in its court action against the state of Florida's new law barring the awarding of contracts to firms with business ties to Cuba, U.S. District Judge K. Michael Moore on June 25 issued a preliminary injunction preventing the measure from going into effect on July 1.
06/13/12 Odebrecht Strikes Back Against Florida's New Anti-Cuba Law

Odebrecht Construction is challenging the constitutionality of Florida's new "anti-Cuba" law and is seeking an injunction to prevent it from going into effect.
06/08/12 Funding Makes Long-Planned Wekiva Parkway Project a Reality

Florida Transportation Secretary Ananth Prasad in late May signed a memorandum of agreement with the Orlando-Orange County Expressway Authority, or OOCEA, that pushes the project one step closer to construction.
05/31/12 Nuke Project Boosts South Carolina Contracts for April

An $8.5-billion nuclear powerplant project in Jenkinsville greatly boosted South Carolina’s April construction contracts total to nearly $9.4 billion.
05/31/12 North Carolina's Nonresidential Slump Continues in April

A 41% drop in the value of new nonresidential contracts pulled down North Carolina’s April total for new projects by 13% overall.
05/31/12 Despite Housing Bump, Georgia Contracts Tumble 11% in April

A 61% jump in the value of new residential projects couldn’t overcome sharp declines in the nonresidential and infrastructure categories, as the overall value of new Georgia contracts fell 11% in April.
05/31/12 Florida Contracts Keep Building Momentum in April

All three of Florida’s construction categories improved in April, combining for a 17% overall gain in the value of new contracts, compared to a year ago.
05/11/12 Tampa Bay Water's Motion for New Trial Cites Excluded Evidence

In filing a motion on May 16 for a new trial against HDR Engineering over cracks at its Lithia, Fla., reservoir, Tampa Bay Water attorneys asserted judicial errors involving the exclusion of evidence and the failure to allow a jury site visit of the facility.
05/08/12 Anti-Cuba Law Poses Business Challenge for Miami's Odebrecht

A new law signed May 1 by Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) banning state and local governments from hiring firms with business activity in Cuba or Syria has put Odebrecht's Coral Gables office in the spotlight over its work in the Caribbean nation.
05/07/12 Building Contractor Defaults on Projects in Georgia, Alabama

A Georgia-based prime contractor with offices in Alabama has defaulted and requested help from its surety for projects in Newnan, Ga., and Shelby County, Ala.
05/04/12 Facing New Sinkhole Concerns, TBW Cancels Reservoir Expansion

Reacting to regulators' concerns over new sinkhole activity near Tampa Bay Water's regional reservoir, utility general manager Gerald Seeber has advised the board that he is moving to cancel the planned $42-million expansion of the facility.
05/02/12 Florida Engineering Students are World Champions of Robotics

Two Florida high-school teams won the world championships of robotics engineering at an international competition held April 25-28 in St. Louis, Mo.
05/02/12 South Carolina Contracts Stall in March

The value of contracts in two of South Carolina’s three broad construction categories declined sharply in March, resulting in a 40% overall monthly decline in activity, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, publisher of ENR Southeast.
05/02/12 Tar Heel State Contracts Kick Up in March

North Carolina contractors saw a 50% increase in the value of new construction contracts during March, according to McGraw-Hill Construction. The company estimated the state’s new contracts at nearly $1.5 billion, well ahead of the year-ago figure of $990 million.
05/02/12 Nuclear Project Boosts Georgia Contracts Total Again in March

The start of construction at Plants 3 and 4 for Southern Co.’s Vogtle nuclear power plant project boosted Georgia’s contract totals to great heights in March, with McGraw-Hill Construction reporting the state’s latest monthly total at more than $9.3 billion.
05/02/12 In Florida, March Sees Building Markets Soar, Infrastructure Sour

The latest report from McGraw-Hill Construction indicated a big upswing for the building markets, and a significant decline in infrastructure projects.
04/17/12 Jury Verdict for HDR Delivers Setback for Tampa Bay Water

After a federal jury took just four hours to rule that HDR Engineering’s design did not cause the cracks at Tampa Bay Water’s six-year-old reservoir, the utility was left with nothing for its gamble on a $30-million settlement offer but an estimated $24 million in legal bills. Nevertheless, the utility is planning to roll the dice again and seek a new trial
04/02/12 South Carolina Contracts (Mostly) Surge in February

A surge in the value of new building contracts pushed South Carolina’s February total for new contracts to a 39% overall improvement for the month, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
04/02/12 Residential Drives North Carolina Contracts to 24% February Gain

A significant improvement in the residential category pushed North Carolina’s February total for new construction contracts to a 24% monthly gain, compared to the same period of a year ago. McGraw-Hill Construction estimated the value of all new contracts at nearly $1.2 billion.
04/02/12 Georgia Contracts Gain 19% in February

McGraw-Hill Construction estimates that the value of new Georgia construction contracts tallied more than $867.6 million during February, a 19% gain compared to the same period of a year ago.
04/02/12 Florida Contracts Pick Up the Pace in February

McGraw-Hill Construction estimated the value of new Florida construction contracts at about $1.7 billion for February, a 25% gain compared to a year ago.
03/21/12 HDR, Tampa Bay Water Fight It Out in Court Over Reservoir Cracks

A noted scientist who's been involved with the reservoir project for nearly 10 years can't determine the cause of cracking. That question will instead be left to a jury to decide.
03/02/12 Value of South Carolina Contracts Dives in January

As was the case with its neighbor to the north, South Carolina’s contract activity was notably negative in January, with only the residential sector providing positive gains, according to the latest information from McGraw-Hill Construction.
03/02/12 Georgia Contracts Stumble 7% to Start the Year

Two of Georgia’s three construction sectors experienced positive gains in new contracts during January, but a significant decline in nonresidential work pushed the state’s overall total to a 7% decline compared to a year ago.
03/02/12 In North Carolina, Residential the Only Bright Spot for January

The residential construction category was the only sector in North Carolina to record positive gains in January, compared to a year ago.
03/02/12 Florida Sees 44% Overall Gain in New Contracts to Start 2012

The value of new Florida construction contracts increased in all three broad categories during January, resulting in a 44% overall gain and more than $1.8 billion in new work.
02/01/12 Construction of $1.3-Billion SunRail Project Finally Set to Start

After enduring Gov. Rick Scott’s suspension of contracts and consequent year-long delay, officials celebrated the survival of the $1.3-billion SunRail project with a project kick-off in late January.
01/30/12 Progress Energy Denies Canceling Nuclear Plant Contract

Progress Energy Florida denied a Jan. 26 Tampa Bay Times report that it plans to cancel an engineering, procurement and construction contract with Shaw Group for a proposed nuclear plant project in Levy County, Fla.
01/26/12 2012 Southeast Construction Outlook

For most of the Southeast region, contractors should see an increasing set of business opportunities in 2012, according to the latest forecast projections from McGraw-Hill Construction.
01/24/12 Florida Contracts Stumble in December, End 10% Down for '11

Florida’s construction contract activity in December was a microcosm of the state’s overall year, as nonresidential and nonbuilding markets declined significantly, and residential picked up the pace, according to the latest information from McGraw-Hill Construction.
01/24/12 Georgia Contracts End '11 With Positive Numbers

According to the latest information from McGraw-Hill Construction, the value of Georgia’s new construction contracts improved by 14% in December, nearly identical to the state’s overall growth rate for the year.
01/24/12 North Carolina Contracts Gain 17% in December

The value of North Carolina construction contracts surged 17% in December but fell just short of the amount needed to push the state’s 2011 total into positive territory, according to McGraw-Hill Construction
01/24/12 South Carolina Contracts End 2011 With Solid Momentum

South Carolina contracts recorded a 38% spike in December, helping make 2011 the first positive year for the state since 2007.
01/20/12 Georgia Announces 'Go Build' Program Promoting Skilled Trades

Assisted by Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) on Jan. 17 announced the creation of Go Build Georgia, a promotional initiative aimed at raising the awareness of the value of careers in the skilled trades.
01/05/12 Volume of Florida Contracts Surges Again in November

An across-the-board improvement in new construction contracts, along with a surge of infrastructure projects, propelled Florida’s November total for new contracts to nearly $1.7 billion, or 35% better than a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
01/05/12 Georgia's November Contracts Continue 2011 Upswing

The volume of new Georgia construction contracts continued to escalate in November, as McGraw-Hill Construction reported the overall value of new projects improved by 10%, compared to the same period of a year ago. The latest data marked Georgia’s sixth straight month of improving construction contract totals.
01/05/12 November Decline Sinks North Carolina's 2011 Momentum

The volume of North Carolina’s construction contracts fell 52% overall in November, compared to the same period of a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill. The value of all new contracts was just over $1 billion for the month.
01/05/12 S.C. Contracts Surging To a Happy Ending for 2011

A big gain in the value of infrastructure contracts pushed South Carolina's year-to-date contracts total for 2011 to 17% higher than a year ago.
12/15/11 2011 in the Southeast: The Year That Was - And Wasn't

A look back at the year that was -- and wasn't -- for the Southeast construction industry.
12/14/11 HDR Readies for Battle in Tampa Bay Water Dispute

Tampa Bay Water is seeking $97 million from HDR Engineering for cracking at the utility's 15.5-billion gallon reservoir in Lithia, Fla.
11/17/11 Florida Contract Activity Surges 21% in October

The volume of new Florida construction contracts was 21% higher in October 2011 than it had been the same period of a year ago.
11/17/11 North Carolina Contracts Sink 18% in October

In October, the pace of new North Carolina construction contracts was 18% lower than the same period of a year ago.
11/17/11 S.C. Contracts Stumble 11% in October

South Carolina's volume of new construction contracts was 11% lower in October than it was for the same period of a year ago.
11/17/11 Georgia Contracts Soar in October

The volume of new construction contracts soared for Georgia contractors in October.
10/26/11 In Reversal, Tampa Bay Water Rejects $30M Settlement With HDR

The utility's board of directors voted 9-0 to proceed with its lawsuit in federal court.
10/26/11 Pace of Florida Contracts Flat for September

Florida's new construction contracts were 1% higher in September, compared to the same period of a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
10/26/11 Georgia's September Contracts Improve by 11%

The volume of new Georgia construction contracts improved by 11% in September, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
10/26/11 Infrastructure Work Boosts N.C. Contracts in September

A big uptick in infrastructure work boosted North Carolina's September contracts total by 58% overall.
10/26/11 S.C. Contracts Record Solid 35% Gain in September

The state experienced across-the-board double-digit gains in new contracts.
10/17/11 In Reversal, Tampa Bay Water Rejects $30-Million Settlement With HDR

A month after an invalid vote that provided "conditional approval" of a $30-million settlement with HDR Engineering over cracks in its six-year-old reservoir, on Oct. 17 the board of directors of Tampa Bay Water voted unanimously to reject the deal and proceed with its pending lawsuit in federal court.
10/05/11 Florida Contract Activity Jumps 25% in August

After suffering a dismal decline in July, Florida experienced a welcome upturn in the pace of new construction contracts in August, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
10/05/11 Georgia Contracts Pick Up the Pace in August

According to McGraw-Hill Construction, publisher of Engineering News-Record, the pace of new Georgia construction contracts accelerated in August, with the state experiencing an 18% gain in new work.
10/05/11 North Carolina's 2011 Upturn in Contracts Continues in August

The value of North Carolina construction contracts signed in August totaled more than $1.1 billion, an increase of 11% compared to a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill Construction
10/05/11 South Carolina Sees 46% Gain in August Contracts

The overall value of new South Carolina construction contracts totaled $650.1 million in August, a 46% jump over the same period of a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
09/14/11 South Carolina Contracts Decline 13% in July

A significant decline in infrastructure work caused South Carolina’s overall total for July construction contracts to decline by 13%.
09/14/11 North Carolina Contracts Jump 58% in July

Due to a burst of infrastructure contracts, North Carolina’s overall total for new construction climbed an estimated 58% in July.
09/14/11 Residential Sector Boosts Georgia Contract Activity in July

A big gain in the residential contracts category boosted Georgia's overall pace for new construction in July.
09/14/11 Florida Contracts Experience Dog Days in July

The value of Florida construction contracts signed in July declined by 60% compared to the same period of a year ago.
08/16/11 Low on Gas Taxes, Florida Accelerates Contractor Financing

Despite uncertainty over future funding, the Florida Dept. of Transportation is banking on low bids and private-sector financing as it accelerates an estimated $1.2 billion in projects.
08/15/11 Jefferson County, Ala., Commissioners in Last-Ditch Renegotiations Over Muni Debt

Two commissioners enter discussions creditors with goal to renegotiate reduction in $3.2-million sewer bond valuation before Sept. 16 deadline could trigger a Chapter 9 bankruptcy filing.
07/27/11 Florida Construction Starts Awaken in June, Rise 32%

The value of Florida’s June construction starts improved by 32% compared to the same period of a year ago, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, with more than $2.4 billion in new contracts moving forward during the month.
07/27/11 Georgia's Commercial Construction Activity Surges in June

the value of Georgia’s June construction starts totaled nearly $1.2 billion in June, an increase of 34% compared to the same period of a year ago.
07/27/11 North Carolina Contracts Take Off in June

A huge boost in the nonbuilding sector propelled the value of North Carolina’s June construction starts total to an estimated $2.2 billion, for a 98% improvement over the same period of a year ago.
07/27/11 South Carolina Contracts Decline 12% in June

A significant decline in the value of nonbuilding projects caused South Carolina’s overall total for new construction contracts to decline 12% in June.
07/01/11 Gov. Scott Gives Go-Ahead for $1.3B SunRail Commuter Rail Project

Gov. Rick Scott (R) has given his approval for the $1.3-billion SunRail commuter-rail project to proceed to construction.
06/29/11 Progress Energy Opts for $1B in Repairs for Cracking Fla. Nuke Plant

Rather than shut down its cracked Crystal River Nuclear Plant 3, Progress Energy Florida will seek approval for up to $1.3 billion in additional repairs to the out-of-commission facility.
06/29/11 In Georgia, Building Sectors Move Up in May

Both the nonresidential and residential building sectors improved by 10% in May, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
06/29/11 North Carolina Construction Contracts Dip 5% in May

McGraw-Hill Construction reports that the value of new North Carolina construction contracts fell 5% in May.
06/29/11 South Carolina Contracts Drop 22% in May

McGraw-Hill Construction reported that the volume of new South Carolina construction contracts fell 22% in May.
06/29/11 Florida Contracts Down Again, Dip 11% in May

According to McGraw-Hill Construction, the volume of new Florida construction contracts fell 11% in May.
06/14/11 Cause of Fatal Florida Building Collapse Remains a Mystery

With the recovery of the body of a trapped worker following the collapse of a building at Progress Energy Florida’s Paul L. Bartow Power Plant in St. Petersburg, Fla., officials will switch focus and begin investigating the cause of the June 9 incident.
06/13/11 Tampa Bay Water Opts for Kiewit's $162M Fix for Cracking Reservoir

Tampa Bay Water is recommending awarding a $162.4-million contract to Kiewit Infrastructure Group, Omaha, Neb., to repair and expand the utility's 15.5-billion, cracking reservoir in Tampa.
06/01/11 South Carolina Sees Ups, Downs in April

South Carolina saw big ups and downs in various construction categories in April.
06/01/11 North Carolina Contracts Drop 23% in April

The value of North Carolina contracts fell by 23% overall in April, according to McGraw-Hill Construction.
06/01/11 April Another Poor Month for Georgia Contracts

According to data from McGraw-Hill Construction, the value of new Georgia construction contracts fell by 15% in April.
06/01/11 Florida Contracts Drop 14% in April

The value of Florida's April construction contracts fell 14% compared to the same period of a year ago.
05/25/11 Orlando Backs Financing for Performing Arts Center

Orlando, Fla., city commissioners voted to allow construction to begin on the delayed $383-million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, or DPAC, after board members stepped forward to personally guarantee a $16-million letter of credit.
05/24/11 Global Giant AMEC to Acquire Engineer MACTEC

London-based AMEC announced plans to acquire Atlanta-based engineering firm MACTEC.
05/17/11 Georgia Expands E-Verify, Closes 1099 Loophole
On May 13, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal (R) signed legislation expanding the state’s requirement for the use of the federal E-Verify system when hiring workers, closes a loophole for project worker identification and imposes severe penalties for violations.
05/17/11 Corps Breaks Ground on Disputed $333-Million Ft. Benning Hospital
05/17/11 Florida Contractors Again Hope for Veto of Road Fund Raid
05/04/11 Florida Contractors Merge Operations
05/02/11 Florida Contracts Surged 35% in March
05/02/11 Georgia Contracts Continued Decline in March
05/02/11 North Carolina: March Contracts Fell 52%
05/02/11 South Carolina Contracts Flat in March
04/28/11 BP Agrees to Pay $1Bil For Gulf Restoration Effort
04/20/11 $668M Waste-to-Energy Project Moves Ahead Despite Protest
04/20/11 Contract Award Expected in June for Tampa Reservoir Repair
04/19/11 Florida Contracts Fall 50% in February
04/19/11 Georgia Contracts: 23% Decline in February
04/19/11 North Carolina Contracts Decline 10% in February
04/19/11 South Carolina: February Construction Contracts Drop 33%
03/30/11 Work on the Caribbean’s Largest Resort Gets Under Way
03/23/11 Florida Pols Fight EPA Over Pending Water-Quality Rule
03/17/11 Merlin Eyes Orlando for Ferris Wheel Project
03/14/11 FDOT Study: High-Speed Rail Would Have Been Profitable
03/09/11 North Carolina Contracts Down 22% to Start 2011
03/09/11 South Carolina Sees Uptick in Contracts in January
03/09/11 Georgia Contracts Stumble to Start The Year
03/09/11 Florida Contracts Falter to Start ’11, Tumble by 50%
03/04/11 Fla. Supreme Court Rejects Suit, Ends Hope for High-Speed Rail
03/01/11 Fla. Senators Sue Gov. Scott Over Rail Funds
02/25/11 End of the Line For Florida High-Speed Rail
02/25/11 CDM Set To Ink Purchase of Transportation Firm Wilbur Smith
02/16/11 Florida Governor Rejects Funding, Kills High-Speed Rail Plan
02/15/11 Illegal Workers Found Hiding At Big Federal Construction Site
02/09/11 Contractor: Panel Rejects Claims of Collapse Liability
01/25/11 Metromont Corp. Announces Acquisition of Royal Concrete Concepts
01/24/11 One Crane Outfit Is Reborn, But Another Goes Under
12/01/10 Miami Art Museum Breaks Ground on New $131-Million Building
12/01/10 Through October, Florida Contracts Down 1% YTD
12/01/10 Barton Malow to Build Florida Hospital Surgical Center
12/01/10 GAC, H.J. High Building Technology Center in Panama City
12/01/10 Finfrock Design-Building Surf Style Mixed-Use Facility
12/01/10 Edwards Selected for Projects at Villages Charter School
12/01/10 Value of North Carolina Contracts Drops 37% in October
12/01/10 S.C. Contracts: 35% Decline in October; 4% Down YTD
12/01/10 Corps of Engineers Awards $35.5M in Fort Bragg, Pope AFB Contracts
12/01/10 BE&K to Build Vaccine Research, Production Facility in Research Triangle Park, N.C.
12/01/10 Korte Design-Building $15-Million Fort Bragg Medical Facility
12/01/10 Boral Composites to Build $11M Manufacturing Facility in North Carolina
12/01/10 GDOT Seeks Proposals for Multi-Modal Terminal Developer
12/01/10 Georgia Contracts: 1% Drop in October; 8% Down YTD
12/01/10 Skanska to Upgrade Westin Peachtree Plaza Central Plant
12/01/10 EMCOR Group Acquires Florida’s Harry Pepper & Associates
12/01/10 Everglades Foundation Releases Study Detailing Financial Benefits of Restoration
12/01/10 Kraft Construction Co. is Now Manhattan Kraft Construction
12/01/10 Virginia-based MBP Expands, Opens Florida Office
11/10/10 Despite “Cloud of Uncertainty,” FDOT, Contractors Prepare to Move Ahead on HSR
11/01/10 Brasfield & Gorrie Snags $260M Orlando VA Med Center Contract
11/01/10 Florida Contract Activity: 17% August Drop; Flat YTD
11/01/10 Balfour Beatty, Cummings Land $100M Ft. Lauderdale Airport Contract
11/01/10 AECOM Awarded $101M Davie Water, Wastewater Project
11/01/10 Turner Wins $100M Contract at Harrah’s Cherokee Hotel Casino
11/01/10 N.C. Contracts: August Decline Pushes YTD Total Negative
11/01/10 S.C. Contracts: Down 12% in August; Up 12% YTD
11/01/10 BD to Build North Carolina Distribution Center
11/01/10 August is Bad Month for New Georgia Construction Contracts
11/01/10 Batson-Cook, Okland Team to Build $55M Cancer Treatment Center
11/01/10 Evergreen Construction to Build $45-Million Fulton Co. High School
10/06/10 Orlando's Amway Center Ready for Tip-Off
09/29/10 Everglades Restoration Inching Along
09/14/10 EPA Orders Florida to Improve Everglades Water Quality
09/23/10 Window Weight, 723-Ft Height Challenge Hotel’s Reglazing
09/01/10 State of Georgia Awards Contract for $80M Correctional Facility
09/01/10KBR Building $62M Carbo Ceramics Plant in Toomsboro
09/01/10 Corps Breaks Ground on Fort Bragg Barracks Project
09/01/10 Port of Miami Expansion Includes New Rail Link
09/01/10 Port Manatee Awards $14.8-Million Berth 12 Dredging Contract
09/01/10 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Nourish Two Pinellas Beaches
09/01/10 Moss Miller Building Research Center at Nova Southeastern
09/01/10 FAU Breaks Ground on Max Planck Florida Institute
09/01/10 Clancy & Theys to Build First Phase of Harmony Town Center
09/01/10 Moss & Associates Expands With Carolinas Division
09/01/10 Construction Industry Gets Ready to Implement New Crane Safety Rule
09/01/10 W.S. Atkins to Acquire PBSJ
08/18/10 S. Florida Water Management District Commits to Land Deal, Not Reservoir
08/11/10 CII Highlights Safety Studies, Broadens Outreach Efforts
08/10/10 Court Orders Army to Reinstate Turner Contract
08/04/10 Georgia Contracts: Down 13% in June; Off 5% YTD
08/04/10 Florida Contracts: 21% June Decline; Down 8% YTD
08/04/10 N.C. Contracts: 36% Drop in June
08/04/10 S.C. Contracts: 20% Up at 2010’s Midpoint
08/03/10 Caterpillar Selects Winston-Salem, N.C., for $426-Million Plant
08/02/10 Global Design Giant W.S. Atkins Plans New Foray into U.S. Market
07/22/10 Stantec to Acquire Florida-based WilsonMiller
07/20/10 USDA Buys Easement on 26,000 Acres of Everglades for Restoration
07/01/10 OSHA Recognizes NCCER Program to Certify Crane Operators
07/01/10 PBS&J Wins ARTBA ‘Globe Award’ for S.R. 408 Design
07/01/10 Broward Co. Taps Weitz for $200M Civil/Family Courthouse
07/01/10 Developer Unveils Plans for Laura Street Trio Buildings in Jax
07/01/10 Florida Agency Countersues Contractor on Expressway Job
07/01/10 Florida Contracts: 2% Increase in April, but 5% Down YTD
07/01/10 BP Joint Venture Plans Ethanol Plant in Highlands County
07/01/10 Indian River State College Project Moves Forward
07/01/10 Kraft Wins Garage Contract at Seminole Hard Rock
07/01/10 MEB Replacing Navy Jet Fuel Tanks in Jacksonville
07/01/10 Affordable-Housing Project in North Charleston to Finish in December
07/01/10 Nice Start to 2010 for N.C. Contract Activity
07/01/10 S.C. Contracts: 15% Gain in April = 34% Jump YTD
07/01/10Multiple Military Projects Move Forward in Charleston, S.C.
07/01/10 Green Co., N.C., Plans New Intermediate School
07/01/10 NCDOT Awards $136M I-85 Contract to Flatiron, Lane JV
07/01/10 $110M South River Tunnel Project Cleaning Up Atlanta Water
07/01/10 Trade Unions Announce PLA Deal for Georgia Nuclear Project
07/01/10 Georgia Contracts Surge in April; Still Down for 2010 YTD
07/01/10 Balfour Beatty Construction Wins $10 Million in School Contracts in Oconee County, S.C.
07/01/10 Edifice Breaks Ground on HQ for North Carolina Health-Care Firm
07/01/10 SunPower Completes N.C. Solar Power Plant for Duke Energy
07/01/10 Southeast Retail Project Starts to Decline Again in 2010
06/24/10 Sewer Upgrades in Florida Keys Need More Funding
06/16/10 Bouygues of France Starts $1-Billion Miami Port Tunnel
06/16/10 CDM Holds Deal Talks With Wilbur Smith
06/15/10 Long Setup for Fast Implosion of Second-Largest Cooling Tower
06/03/10 Gov. Crist Circumvents Raid On Florida Highway Trust Fund
06/02/10 CEO John Fish Has 'Big, Audacious' Goals For Suffolk Construction
06/01/10 2010 Hurricane Season Will Be "Active to Extremely Active," Scientists Predict
05/26/10 Undocumented Workers Hired for Gulf Cleanup Arrested in Bay County, Fla.
05/20/10 Granted Modest Rate Hikes, Utilities Delay Construction
05/19/10 Suffolk Awarded $25-Million Miami Dade College Contract
05/19/10 Lane Construction Wins Contract to Repave Daytona Speedway
05/19/10 First Trusses Set at Boeing Assembly Facility in North Charleston, S.C.
05/19/10 Rental Veteran Opens Innovative Parts Store, Where Online Orders Are Clicking Away
05/01/10 Balfour Beatty Uses PPP for $123M FAU Student Housing Project
05/01/10 R.R. Simmons Scores USF Project
05/01/10 Florida Contracts: Value of New Projects Drops 11% in February
05/01/10 Skanska to Construct $49-Million Facility for City of Gainesville
05/01/10 Suffolk, Webcor Team Up for Miami Science Museum
05/01/10 J.L. Wallace to Build Ave Maria University Field House
05/01/10 Finfrock Starts Dania Beach Parking Garage
05/01/10 Ben Sawyer Swing Bridge Replaced within 11 Days
05/01/10 North Carolina Contract Activity Bounces Back to Start the Year
05/01/10 South Carolina Sees 58% Surge in February Contracts
05/01/10 BE&K Awarded Government Contracts in North, South Carolina
05/01/10 Turner Building $61.5-Million UNC-Charlotte Facility
05/01/10 Value of Georgia Contracts Down 31% in February
05/01/10 BE&K Working on Multiple Medical Contracts
05/01/10 R.J. Griffin Team Awarded Springfield Hospital Modernization
05/01/10 H.J. High/Batson-Cook Awarded Second Mitsubishi Contract
05/01/10 OSHA, Skanska Partner for Safety on Westin Peachtree Project
05/01/10 Hardin Starts Tech College Project
05/01/10 Batson-Cook Building Residence Hall for Rehabilitation Institute
05/01/10 McCarthy Completes Georgia State Science Park
05/01/10 AGC Leaders Emphasize Collaboration, ‘Being Heard’
05/01/10 St. Joe Relocates Corporate HQ to Northwest Florida
05/01/10 Leo A. Daly Completes Acquisition of Schwab, Twitty & Hanser
05/01/10 Ajax Building Opens Atlanta Office
05/01/10 Bayview Construction Recognized Nationally for SFWMD Project
05/01/10 Is the Southeast’s Residential Rebound for Real?
04/27/10 Veto is Only Hope in Florida Transportation Trust Fund Fight
04/21/10 Chinese Drywall Remediation Standard Already Evolving
04/09/10 Florida Tribe Wins Ruling To Resume Everglades Construction
03/19/10 FDOT Hires HNTB, Wilbur Smith as HSR Program Managers
04/01/10 Elkins Constructors Building North Charleston Elementary School
03/17/10 Orlando Turns to Bonds to Start Performing Arts Venue Construction
03/10/10 Rail Advocates Have High Hopes for Future Funding
03/09/10 Florida Contracts: 2010 Begins With 9% Uptick
03/09/10 North Carolina Contracts: 19% Gain in January
03/09/10 South Carolina: New Contracts Jump 22% in January
03/09/10 Value of Georgia’s January Starts Down Slightly
03/01/10 North Carolina Wins $545 Million in Federal Rail Grants
03/01/10 North Carolina: 1% December Drop Adds Up to 28% ’09 Decline
03/01/10 South Carolina: 18% December Drop = 36% ’09 Decline
03/01/10 Carolinas AGC Presents Top Honors to Construction Leaders
03/01/10 O’Neal to Construct FitesaFiberweb Expansion in Simpsonville, S.C.
03/01/10 South Carolina Leaders Hope for I-73 Stimulus Dollars
03/01/10 URS to Operate North Carolina’s Triangle Expressway Toll Facility
03/01/10 $400-Million I-4/Selmon Connector Moves Ahead With Stimulus Funds
03/01/10 Florida Contracts: 8% December Drop = 24% ’09 Decline
03/01/10 Legoland Florida to Rise at Former Cypress Gardens
03/01/10 Construction Starts on Everglades Restoration Project Tamiami Trail
03/01/10 Skanska USA Selected as CM for FIU Stempel Complex
03/01/10 Stiles to Develop, Build Nova Southeastern Educational Center
03/01/10 Contractor to Replace Jet Fuel Tanks for NAVFAC in Jacksonville
03/01/10 Ajax Building Starts New College of Florida Academic Center
03/01/10 Georgia Contracts: Down 11% in December, 39% for ‘09
03/01/10 Batson-Cook, H.J. High Joint Venture for Mitsubishi Power Systems Project
03/01/10 McCarthy Wins Project at Clayton State University
03/01/10 BRPH/Lifecycle Team Awarded Project at Fort Stewart, Ga.
03/01/10 Obama’s Budget for USACE Civil Works Totals $4.9 Billion
03/01/10 Danis Building Construction Co. Acquires R.N. Rouse & Co. of N.C.
03/01/10 Hardin Announces Merger with Mathews Construction of Tampa
03/01/10 Coral Gables, Fla.-based MasTec to Acquire Precision Pipeline
03/01/10 Education Starts to Edge Up in 2010, McGraw-Hill Construction Says
02/24/10 Rescue Teams Recover Engineer’s Remains in Haiti
02/19/10Odebrecht’s Quick Repairs Help Reopen Haiti Airport to Commercial Flights
02/18/10 Jacobs Buys Georgia-Based Water-Wastewater Engineer
02/03/10 Florida Celebrates High-Speed Rail Win, but Funding Questions Persist
02/02/10 North Carolina Wins $545 Million in Federal Rail Grants
01/26/10 FPL Halts Work on Nuclear, Modernization Projects in Florida
01/20/10 Florida Feels Good About Rail Proposal; Road Builders Have Concerns
01/14/10PBSJ Discloses Internal Probe Of Overseas Work in SEC Filing
01/01/10 Value of New Florida Contracts Increased 10% in November
01/01/10 Willis A. Smith to Expand Ringling Museum, Rebuild Booker High
01/01/10 Martin Marietta to Build Aggregates Terminal at Port Manatee
01/01/10 Miami’s Master Plan Named AIA “Urban Design of the Year”
01/01/10 SIKON Construction to Build Distribution Center in Delray Beach
01/01/10 Zyscovich Designing New Miami Dade College Classroom Facility
01/01/10 FaverGray Awarded Four New Projects
01/01/10 In November, Value of New Contracts Fell 32% in North Carolina
01/01/10 South Carolina: 2% Decline in New Contracts in November
01/01/10 BJAC Awarded Contracts with UNC-Wilmington, UNC Hospitals
01/01/10 PCL Construction Donates $10,000 to Second Harvest of Metrolina
01/01/10 Value of Georgia’s New Contracts Fell 24% in November
01/01/10 BRPH Wins Design-Build Contract for $11.5-Million Fort Gillem Training Center
01/01/10 CONRAC Opens at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
01/01/10 Benning Construction to Build New Community Center
01/01/10 Terminus 200 Awarded LEED CS Gold Certification
01/01/10Hardin Construction to Merge with Mathews Construction of Tampa
01/01/10Danis Building Acquires R.N. Rouse & Co. of N.C.
01/01/10UF Team Wins Regional Construction Management Competition
01/01/10DPR Construction’s Atlanta Office Donates $40,000 to Boys & Girls Clubs
01/01/10MasTec to Acquire Precision Pipeline
01/01/10Burnham Institute Certified LEED Gold
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