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$2.3B 'I-4 Ultimate' Construction Ready to Roll
The construction start for the massive rebuilding of I-4 through Orlando will bring a coming surge of activity in 2015.

Image courtesy I-4 Mobility Partners/Fla. DOT

Engineering the Relaunch of NASA's Historic VAB
Roughly $100-million redo will boost flexibility for future assembly of varying rocket designs

Photo courtesy of NASA

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01/26/15 Top Trends to Watch in 2015

Southeast builders will have to deal with a different set of issues as construction continues to gain momentum.
11/03/14 1950s-Styled Cabana Bay Resort
The project, built by Balfour Beatty Construction, won a Best Projects Award of Merit in the residential/hospitality category.
11/03/14 Alabama Plant Project is India Firm's First U.S. Facility
The Polyplex Wild Turkey project won an Award of Merit in the manufacturing category.
11/03/14 Army Hospital's Quick Schedule Gives Builders Their Marching Orders
The Fort Benning Martin Army Community Hospital won the Best Health Care award for the Southeast.
11/03/14 Austell, Ga., Family Entertainment Center Rises Above Norm
The Riverside EpiCenter project in Austell, Ga., won an Award of Merit in the Cultural/Worship category.
11/03/14 Bridge Builders Step Lightly Over Sensitive Environmental Impacts
The Veterans Memorial Bridge in Stuart, Fla., won an Award of Merit in the highways/bridges category.
11/03/14 Builder Scrambled to Construct New Northrop Grumman Facility
The Aircraft Design Center of Excellence won an Award of Merit in the office category.
11/03/14 Builders Convert Office Campus Into New Atlanta High School
The JE Dunn-led project won the Best K-12 Project award.
11/03/14 Builders of UNC Research Facility Study Their Safety Methods
The Marsico Hall project at the University of North Carolina won the Excellence in Safety award.
11/03/14 Builders Use Innovative Approach in a Tight Squeeze at Tampa Airport
The structural rehabilitation of parking garage ramps at Tampa International Airport won an Award of Merit in the small projects category.
11/03/14 Cancer Treatment Centers of America Undertakes Multiple Expansions
Batson-Cook Co.’s project for Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Newnan, Ga., won an Award of Merit in the health care category.
11/03/14 Central Florida Resort Project Transforms Former Mining Site
Streamsong Resort won the Best Residential/Hospitality award for the Southeast.
11/03/14 Children's Clothier's New Digs Emphasizes Customers, Quality
The Choate Construction-led project won the Best Interior/Tenant Improvement award.
11/03/14 Confidential Federal Building Project Stands Out
The Beck Group won an Award of Merit in the Governmen/Public Buildings category.
11/03/14 Construction of Jewish Community Center Overcomes Mother Nature
The Mandel Jewish Community Center won an Award of Merit in the cultural-worship category.
11/03/14 Duke University's Environment Hall Will Aid Sustainability Research
The Lend Lease Construction-led project won the Southeast’s Best Green Building award.
11/03/14 Facebook's Latest North Carolina Data Center Goes for Gold
The Facebook FRC4 project won an Award of Merit in the Green Buildings category.
11/03/14 Florida Polytechnic, PortMiami Tunnel Lead 2014's 'Best Projects'

ENR Southeast’s Best Projects contest ended up with two winners of the Project of the Year award.
11/03/14 Georgia Hospital Uses Geothermal Heat Pump System
The WellStar Pauling Hospital earned an Award of Merit in the health care category.
11/03/14 Honda Aircraft Facility Elevates Customer Experience
The KBR-led project earned an Award of Merit in the office category.
11/03/14 Jacksonville's Mayo Clinic Expansion Goes Vertical
Robins & Morton won an Award of Merit in the health care category.
11/03/14 Knights Minor-League Ballpark a Big Hit for Charlotte
The project earned the Best Project Award in the sports/entertainment category.
11/03/14 Logistics Planning, 3D Models Speed Construction of Wake County Justice Center
The Wake County Justice Center received the Best Project award in the government/public building category.
11/03/14 Office Building's Amenities Encourage Workers to 'Play Hard'
The Red Ventures project won the Best Office/Mixed-Use award for the Southeast
11/03/14 Omni Nashville Hotel Stands Tall
The Brasfield & Gorrie project won an Award of Merit in the residential/hospitality category.
11/03/14 Pedestrian Bridge Becomes a Community Asset
The Chain of Lakes Trail Pedestrian Bridge won an Award of Merit in the small projects category.
11/03/14 Plant Builders Overcome Lost Work to Meet Schedule
The Carbo Ceramics project earned an Award of Merit in the energy/industrial category.
11/03/14 PortMiami's Wharves Strengthened to Accommodate Deeper Channel
Award of Merit - Water/Environment
11/03/14 Puerto Rican Dam a First for Roller-Compacted Concrete Technology
The project earned a Best Projects Award of Merit in the water/environment category.
11/03/14 Railroad Pedestrian Underpass a Big Deal for UNC-Greensboro
The Railroad Pedestrian Underpass project won the award for Best Small Project.
11/03/14 Redesign Lightens Spirit at Raleigh-Durham International Airport
The project won the Best Airport/Transit award for the Southeast.
11/03/14 Renovation Breathes New Life Into Duke's Baldwin Auditorium
The project won the Best Projects award for Best Renovation/Restoration.
11/03/14 Renovation Updates 16 Floors of Iconic Midtown Atlanta Building
The Alston & Bird renovation earned an Award of Merit in the interior/tenant improvement category.
11/03/14 Savannah's Harry S. Truman Parkway Project Stops Here
Balfour Beatty Infrastructure won an Award of Merit for its Harry S. Truman Parkway Phase V contract.
11/03/14 Soaring Polytechnic Project Lets Builders Stand Tall

Santiago Calatrava’s Innovation, Science and Technology Building for Florida Polytechnic University won the Building Project of the Year award.
11/03/14 South Florida Mormon Temple Showcases Design Aesthetics
The Fort Lauderdale Temple won the top award in the cultural-worship category.
11/03/14 Steam Plant Renovation Gets Duke University Off Coal
The Duke University West Campus Steam Plant project won an Award of Merit in the renovation category.
11/03/14 Transportation Builders Race to Save Wounded Jax Bridge
Best Projects judges recognized the Mathews Bridge Emergency Repairs project with a special award.
11/03/14 University Student Center Sets High Standard
Oglethorpe University’s Turner Lynch Campus Center won an Award of Merit in the higher education category.
11/03/14 VA Health Care Center Delivered With Private Funding
The project earned an Award of Merit in the health-care category.
11/03/14 Wake Forest Medical Center Grows Up
Lend Lease led the vertical expansion of the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center project, which won an Award of Merit in the health care category.
11/03/14 Wind Turbine Drivetrain Test Center Doubles as Grid Simulator
The Clemson University project won the top Best Projects award in the energy/industrial category.
10/30/14 Chattahoochee River Restoration Churns Up Whitewater Attraction
The Chattahoochee River Restoration/Columbus Whitewater project earned the award for Best Water/Environmental project.
10/29/14 Miami Tunnel Builders Dig Deep for Cutting-Edge Project

The PortMiami Tunnel project was named Southeast Infrastructure Project of the year
10/28/14 Yadkin River Bridge Project Delivers Timely Replacement of Aging Structure
The project earned an Award of Merit in the highways/bridges category.
10/15/14 Contractors Get Ready to Build 1,000-ft Miami Observation Tower

The dramatic, curvilinear structure was designed by Arquitectonica International Corp. of Miami.
09/08/14 Batson-Cook 'Leans' Into a Future Building Plan

Batson-Cook Construction is conducting an extended experiment with lean construction
07/30/14 All Aboard Florida Taps Suffolk to Build Miami Station

Suffolk Construction should start construction of the nine-acre Miami facility later this year.
07/28/14 Falcons Stadium Architect Goes 'Over the Top' With Roof Design

New Atlanta Stadium’s complicated kinetic roof is driving the critical path for the entire 1.8-million-sq-ft project.
06/30/14 'Robust' Rebuild Designed to Deliver Reservoir 2.0

Design-builder Kiewit-Gannett Fleming leaves nothing to chance as it renovates Tampa Bay Water’s cracking reservoir
05/05/14 As Design Activity Picks Up, Industry Sentiment Follows

Southeast design firms are starting to feel more confident that an upturn is developing some staying power
05/05/14 Builders Solve Calatrava's Florida Polytechnic Puzzle

Overcoming numerous constructability challenges, builders are delivering the $60-million project on schedule, and on budget
03/10/14 Dynamic Deeds Build Clemson's Unique Test Facility

Clemson University’s new test facility in North Charleston, S.C., aims to aid equipment manufacturers and utilities by providing enhanced data about power-generation systems.
03/10/14 Southeast Top Starts Ranking Reveals Stop-and-Go Recovery

Another year of narrow recovery provided limited benefits to contractors.
02/19/14 Contractors Go High-Tech for Daytona Racetrack Rebuild

Contractors modernizing a 55-year-old, legendary Southeast racetrack are pushing the limits of technology as they scramble to complete the complex project.
01/06/14 Saga of Building Orlando Arts Center Heads for Dramatic Conclusion

After funding problems stalled the project, builders had to adopt an alternate construction strategy to keep the city facility viable.
01/06/14 Southeast Watch List: Look Out for These 2014 Developments

An improving construction market will force Southeast builders to deal with a looming worker shortage in 2014 and beyond.
11/04/13 140-Year-Old Georgia Mill Gets Homey Makeover
Eagle & Phenix Mill No. 2 Renovation won the award for best renovation/restoration project.
11/04/13 A Marathon Sewer Rebuild for City of Marathon, Fla.
The $126.6-million sewer, stormwater project earned the environment award in this year’s Best Projects contest.
11/04/13 Baptist Medical Center Tower Rises Above Tricky Site
The Jacksonville hospital project earned an Award of Merit in the 2013 Best Projects contest.
11/04/13 Booker High School Enhances Building Strength, Efficiency
The Sarasota, Fla., project earned an award of merit in the K-12 schools category.
11/04/13 Builders Go Lean to Erect Atlanta Condo in 12 Months
The SkyHouse condominium project won the best residential award in this year’s Best Projects contest.
11/04/13 Duval County Courthouse is a New Jacksonville Landmark
The $245-million project won an award of merit in the government/public buildings category.
11/04/13 Emory Research Building is a Campus Gateway
Emory University’s new Health Sciences Research Building provides dramatic front door to the campus.
11/04/13 Facebook Data Center Earns Many Green 'Likes'
Designed to take advantage of natural airflow, the 354,000-sq-ft facility was named Best Green Project.
11/04/13 Florida Retirement Community Receives Stylish Additions
The Naples, Fla., project won an award of merit in the residential category.
11/04/13 Miami Dade College Project Links School's Future, Past
The project won an Award of Merit in the higher education/research category.
11/04/13 Miami Elevated Heavy Rail Line Steps Lightly Over Hurdles
The AirportLink Metrorail Extension project earned the Excellence in Safety award, and the top project in the airports/transit category.
11/04/13 Modern Office Rises Over Historic Savannah
By meeting aesthetic and structural challenges, The Cay Building earns best office/mixed-use project honors.
11/04/13 Music City Center Reflects Its Country Music Roots
The $415-million Nashville convention center project was named best sports/entertainment project.
11/04/13 N.C. State Library Built for Digital Future
The James B. Hunt Jr. Library project was named the best higher education/research project.
11/04/13 Nemours Foundation's Vision Drives Design of Children's Hospital

The project took the top overall Best Projects prize, and scored highest in the health care category.
11/04/13 Oxford College Renovation Updates 19th-Century Building
The renovation and expansion of Emory University’s Oxford College language hall in Oxford, Ga.—originally built in 1874—brought the structure up to modern building codes while incorporating modern educational technologies.
11/04/13 Phased Project Revamps UNC Campus
The project won an award of merit in the higher education/research category.
11/04/13 Sandy Grove School Earns ‘Positive’ Energy Marks
The Lumberton, N.C., middle school was named this year’s best K-12 schools project.
11/04/13 Savannah, Ga., Residence Offers Sustainable Charms
306 West Waldburg was named this year’s best small project.
11/04/13 South Carolina Wastewater Plant Meets New Standards
The $44.3-million project for Renewable Water Resources earned an award of merit in this year’s Best Projects competition.
11/04/13 Southeast's Best Projects Provide Glimpse of Future

This year’s judges recognized 25 Southeast projects for construction and design excellence.
11/04/13 SR 408/417 Interchange Project Boosts Capacity, Safety
The $72-million rebuild of the SR 408/417 interchange in Central Florida earned the best highways/bridges award in this year’s Best Projects contest.
11/04/13 Steady Gains in 2014 May Not Satisfy Southeast Firms

Steady gains in new contracts should continue through 2014, but Southeast contractors will likely remain hungry for more.
11/04/13 Tennessee Bridge Provides Missing Link for Foothills Parkway
The project won an award of merit in the highways/bridges category.
11/04/13 U.S. Central Command Gets High-Tech, High-Security Digs
The project at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa earned an award of merit in the government/public buildings category.
11/04/13 UF Research Center Strikes Iconic Pose
This LEED-Platinum facility features an iconic exterior of steel sunshade and terra-cotta rain screen.
10/08/13 CB&I Plant That Feeds Vogtle Project Faces NRC Scrutiny

The NRC is requiring CB&I to enact measures to improve the workplace culture related to quality control at a Lake Charles, La., plant that supplies materials to nuclear-power projects in Georgia and South Carolina.
09/09/13 Precise Building Strategy Lifts Army Hospital Project

Design-builder pushes contractors, designers to higher levels of BIM-based coordination on a first-of-its-kind Army hospital project.
08/21/13 Builders of Vogtle Nuclear Plant Face Growing Costs, Concerns

Favorable economics for natural gas-fired energy production is putting pressure on builders of Georgia's $14-billion Plant Vogtle nuclear expansion project.
07/25/13 Daytona Speedway's $400M Makeover Gears Up

International Speedway Corp., owner of the Daytona International Speedway, kicked off construction in early July of its $400-million renovation of the NASCAR racetrack in Daytona Beach, Fla.
07/08/13 Complex SunRail Project Tests Design-Build Delivery

First stretch of controversial, long-delayed commuter rail project is heading for completion.
06/26/13 Baker Concrete Sues Fluor Team Over DOE Project's Design

The contractor claims the Fluor Corp.-led construction management team intentionally misled it about the status of design completion on a $90-million plutonium and uranium waste-disposal project under construction at the Savannah River Site.
06/12/13 $200M Proton Therapy Project Kicks Off in Atlanta

Emory Healthcare of Atlanta has teamed with a private developer for construction of a $200-million proton therapy center in downtown Atlanta.
06/12/13 $30M Senior-Living Facility Under Construction in Charlotte
General contractor Samet Corp. of Greensboro, N.C., recently started construction of a $30-million senior-living facility in Charlotte, N.C.
05/20/13 PortMiami TBM Completes Final Tunnel Bore

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 PortMiami tunnel project.
05/06/13 Buried Bridges Elevate Fort Lauderdale Runway

Contractors and engineers are facing tricky site conditions as they race to build Fort Lauderdale airport’s elevated, sloping runway.
03/11/13 Top Southeast Starts Reflect a Rejuvenated Residential Market

High-profile condo projects returned to the Top Starts ranking in full force, signaling another boom period for Miami
03/05/13 At Cape Canaveral, a Powerful Launch

FPL has rebuilt its Cape Canaveral plant to use natural gas and, with the help of the world’s most efficient turbines, generate more power with fewer emissions.
02/06/13 VA Issues 'Show Cause' Notice to Brasfield & Gorrie

The Dept. of Veterans Affairs has now issued a Show Cause notice to contractor Brasfield & Gorrie.
01/14/13 University of Florida Creates a High-Tech Community at its Doorstep

The university is following in the footsteps of other schools by masterminding a mixed-use village for high-tech companies.
11/05/12 Atlanta Humane Society Renovates Mansell Campus
Conditions outside its control left the contractor just four months to convert an existing auto dealership into an animal adoption facility.
11/05/12 Blue Ridge Dam Rehab Improves Safety, Eliminates Drawdowns
A dam penstock damaged 80 years ago got a permanent fix in this Georgia civil project.
11/05/12 Boeing 787 Project Flies High Over Industrial
The largest single private capital investment in South Carolina’s history was completed on schedule and under budget.
11/05/12 Builders Eyed Details On Alabama Federal Building and Courthouse
A $48.6-million federal building and courthouse is the latest addition to downtown Tuscaloosa, Ala.
11/05/12 Builders Piece Together Legoland Florida at Record Pace
PCL Construction Services built Legoland Florida faster than any other Legoland park in the world.
11/05/12 Builders Use Energetic Approach for Oak Ridge National Lab's Chemical, Material Sciences Building
McCarthy Building Cos. and Cannon Design broke new ground when the team used BIM and CM at-risk for the first time on a DOE project.
11/05/12 Casa Verde Pushes Limits of Residential Sustainability
The Florida single-family residence earned LEED-Platinum certification, among numerous other sustainability ratings.
11/05/12 Cumberland Park Revives Nashville's Riverfront
At the time of the flooding, the project team was still in the stage of producing construction documents.
11/05/12 Duke Institute Escalates War on Cancer
Duke University Health System’s new Cancer Institute showcases the owner’s commitment to improving its health-care services.
11/05/12 ENR Southeast Recognizes Best Projects of 2012

For the 12th year, ENR Southeast has recognized the region’s best construction and design efforts.
11/05/12 Estiatorio Milos Raises Bar for Restaurants
For this project in Miami Beach, contractors converted a dilapidated warehouse into an upscale Greek restaurant.
11/05/12 Fort Benning Gateway Honors U.S. Army Men and Women
Four large statues and pillars were installed over a major freeway interchange with no traffic stoppage.
11/05/12 Freedom Tower's Restoration Revives Immigration Icon
The historic restoration of Miami’s Freedom Tower marked the iconic structure’s first-ever top-to-bottom exterior renovation.
11/05/12 General Funding Office Building
To meet the owner’s demand for faster completion, the general contractor resequenced the building’s erection plan.
11/05/12 Georgia Tech Lab Pushes Carbon Neutrality
The newest lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology will study carbon neutral technologies, while also being carbon neutral.
11/05/12 Jacksonville Humane Society Animal Hospital Rises From Ashes
This small animal clinic and adoption center replaces a Florida facility destroyed by fire.
11/05/12 Lynch Replacement Elementary School Earns High Marks
The general contractor for a prototype elementary school project found a way to build the replacement facility in record time.
11/05/12 Marlins Park Garages Project Impacts Local Community
On this mixed-use project, the contractor achieved a 30% local participation rate, and came in roughly 10% under budget.
11/05/12 Marlins Park Named Southeast Project of the Year

Showcasing engineering savvy, nontraditional design and a strong lineup of construction achievements, Miami’s Marlins Park has been named ENR Southeast’s Project of the Year.
11/05/12 Medicago USA Vaccine Research Facility
The design-build team of KBR Building Group and Clark Nexsen earned an Award of Merit for designing and constructing the 97,000-sq-ft research and production center in just 12 months.
11/05/12 Medical Center of Trinity Project Earns Safety Kudos
Lend Lease’s management of the HCA medical center project in New Port Richey, Fla., resulted in no OSHA recordable incidents.
11/05/12 MIA's Elevated Rail Line is Tops in Transportation, Safety
A rail project at Miami International Airport earned Best Projects honors as the Southeast’s top transportation project, and for exhibiting the best overall safety program and record.
11/05/12 Project Forward Moves Ahead
This project used prefabrication of mechanical and electrical components.
11/05/12 St. Regis Bal Harbour Stakes High-Rise Residential's Return
The project required the construction of three 27-story towers, but one of the biggest challenges was below the water table.
11/05/12 Sustainable Fellwood Lives Up to Name
Sustainable Fellwood marks the redevelopment of a 27-acre public-housing site near Savannah, Ga.’s historic district.
11/05/12 Think Tank Office Space Breaks With Traditional
The small office space project uses modern materials in a traditional Savannah, Ga., neighborhood.
11/05/12 University of North Florida Science and Humanities Building
The project won an Award of Merit in the Higher Education/Research category.
11/05/12 Yellow River Treatment Plant Upgrade Consolidates Six Facilities
This $245-million water reclamation upgrade saves a county near Atlanta more than $2.4 million in operating costs annually.
10/17/12 Duke Study: Crystal River Nuke Repairs Could Hit $3.4B

Fixing the damaged reinforced-concrete containment building at the long-idled Crystal River-3 nuclear unit in Florida will cost more than the $1.3 billion estimated by Progress Energy Florida and take longer than the utility's original 24- to 30-month estimate.
09/10/12 Digital Tools Help Maintain Library's Swift Pace

Builders emphasized digital collaboration tools to meet daunting schedule and design challenges on a high-tech library project at North Carolina State University.
08/22/12 Congress Seeks Elusive Answers About Troubled VA Project

Congress is seeking answers about the troubled VA hospital project in Orlando. But the question of whether the contractor will remain on the job remains.
08/16/12 $1B Atlanta Intermodal Project Wins Federal Acceleration

A $1-billion intermodal center being developed in Atlanta via a public-private partnership received a boost from the White House recently that could help accelerate the project by as much as a year, officials say.
07/02/12 Tampa's Elevated Connector Tests the Team

Private-sector financing, spaghetti-like flyovers and subsurface surprises are ramping up tension at the $412-million highway that links Interstate 4 and the Selmon Expressway.
05/23/12 Rare 'Turbine' Design for Charlotte's I-85/485 Interchange

North Carolina's sprawling upgrade of the Interstate 85/485 interchange near Charlotte, N.C., is proving that a bigger design can actually deliver significant cost savings.
05/07/12 Georgia Tech Builds Carbon-Neutral Lab to Study Carbon Neutrality

Unlike most laboratories, Georgia Tech’s is designed as both an energy miser and a prototype for net-zero energy-use research facilities.
04/02/12 Bahamas Resort to Utilize Seawater-Sourced Cooling

The $100-million, 12,000-ton system, developed by Ocean Thermal Energy Corp., will service the 3.5-million-sq-ft resort’s chilled-water needs with 40º F seawater drawn from a depth of more than 3,600 ft in the open Atlantic Ocean.
03/30/12 Apple Gets Boost From Sun for iCloud Data Center

With its newest data center in North Carolina, Apple is hoping to get a boost from the sun to power its rapidly growing cloud services.
03/12/12 Building Critical Biomass

One of the nation’s largest biomass plants is pushing the limits of industry adoption and public acceptance.
03/12/12 Markets Stay Static for Southeast's Major Projects

Power, health care and public construction projects again dominated ENR Southeast's annual Top Starts ranking.
02/06/12 Is a Revival on the Horizon for Historic Miami Marine Stadium?

The Miami City Commission is deliberating whether to give a nonprofit group the green light to rehabilitate Miami Marine Stadium, an abandoned Modernist landmark designed in 1963 by then 27-year-old Cuban-American architect Hilario Candela.
01/24/12 ENR Southeast Announces 'Top Starts' Call for Entries

The March 12, 2012, issue of ENR Southeast magazine will feature a ranking of the region’s Top Project Starts in Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas that broke ground in 2011.
01/09/12 Marlins' Retractable Roof Braces Itself for Storms

Hurricane-mode openings between retractable panels reduce sail effect, save on steel at nation’s first movable roof designed to resist 146-mph winds
11/07/11 Atlanta Airport Gateway Marriott, Atlanta
The Atlanta Airport Gateway Marriott was recognized in the Multi-Family/Residential category.
11/07/11 Balfour Beatty Construction Carolinas Headquarters, Charlotte, N.C.
Balfour Beatty’s renovation of a former film studio into its own office space received recognition in ENR Southeast’s Best Projects competition.
11/07/11 BRAC 133, Alexandria, Va.
The project won an “Award of Merit” in the Government/Public Building category of the annual competition.
11/07/11 Bread for the City, Washington, D.C.

The $3.7-million, 12,227-sq-ft Bread for the City expansion project in Washington, D.C., delivered additional space to a nonprofit organization providing food, medical care, legal advice and comprehensive social services to low-income residents.
11/07/11 Bridge of Lions Historic Restoration

The restoration also brings the bridge up to current engineering standards.
11/07/11 Bridgewater Office Fitout, Fairfax, Va.

Balfour Beatty Construction’s fit-out of its regional headquarters in Virginia wins Best Office award.
11/07/11 Cape Coral Facilities and Utilities Expansion Program

Cape Coral Facilities and Utilities Expansion Program recognized as Best Civil/Public Works project.
11/07/11 Cullman Regional Medical Center Emergency Department Expansion, Cullman, Ala.
Health-care specialist Robins & Morton of Birmingham, Ala., built the project, recognized in the Small Projects category.
11/07/11 Dali Museum, St. Petersburg, Fla.

New 66,400-sq-ft facility is as flamboyant as the Spanish artist Salvador Dali himself.
11/07/11 ENR Southeast Recognizes the Region's Best

This year's judges recognized 35 projects from the states of Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.
11/07/11 Florida International University School of International and Public Affairs, Miami
The LEED Gold school in Miami features an auditorium that is cantilevered 40 ft outward.
11/07/11 Georgia Health Sciences University, College of Dental Medicine, Augusta, Ga.

The 267,000-sq-ft facility delivers state-of-the-art technology for dental education.
11/07/11 Gunther Volkswagen, Buford, Ga.
Choate Construction’s Gunther Volkswagen project wins Award of Merit in the Retail/Mixed-Use Development category of ENR Southeast’s Best Projects competition.
11/07/11 Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Hollywood, Fla.

The project, which incorporates a design that is intended to influence patient behavior, was designed to meet LEED-Gold standards.
11/07/11 JW Marriott Marquis Miami, Miami

The project features a JW Marriott Marquis and a three-story Hotel Beaux Arts.
11/07/11 Legg Mason/Four Seasons, Baltimore

The Legg Mason World Headquarters/Four Seasons hotel project in Baltimore wins Retail/Mixed-Use Development award from ENR Southeast
11/07/11 Merck Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility

Merck’s new Vaccine Bulk Manufacturing Facility beat industry and Merck milestones for delivery.
11/07/11 Miami Airport Skytrain and Regional Commuter Facility, Miami
The new facilities include a mile-long, rooftop Skytrain Automated People Mover system at the North Terminal.
11/07/11 NASA Langley Research Center Headquarters, Hampton, Va.

The office building project in Hampton, Va., attained LEED-Platinum status.
11/07/11 National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Campus East, Fort Belvoir, Va.

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency project is the largest delivered by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers since the Pentagon in 1943.
11/07/11 New World Symphony Campus Expansion, Miami Beach
Florida’s only Frank Gehry-designed project—the New World Symphony Campus expansion in Miami Beach—wins Award of Merit.
11/07/11 P3 Delivery Drives Construction Speed on Florida's I-595 Project

The $1.8-billion contract represents the first use of availability payments in the United States.
11/07/11 Palm Avenue Parking Garage, Sarasota, Fla.
The Palm Avenue Parking Garage achieves a signature look for the City of Sarasota, Fla.
11/07/11 Pentagon Renovation Flies Under the Radar

The $1.6-billion project involved 4.5 million sq ft of renovation and lasted nearly 10 years.
11/07/11 Piedmont Park North Woods Expansion, Atlanta

Brasfield and Gorrie served as the general contractor for this multi-phase expansion to an Atlanta landmark, the 116-year-old Piedmont Park.
11/07/11 Rolls-Royce Crosspointe, Prince George Co., Va.
Crosspointe is the first Rolls-Royce manufacturing campus built from the ground up in the U.S.
11/07/11 Sarasota County Technical Institute, Sarasota, Fla.
After first being bid in September 2008, construction was put on hold due to funding issues. The project was re-bid and was built for $32 million, or $6 million below the original budget.
11/07/11 Stoddert Elementary School and Community Center, Washington, D.C.

The project was recognized for its fast-paced delivery and sustainability.
11/07/11 Suncoast High School, Riviera Beach, Fla.
The project in Palm Beach County, Fla., included extensive site-decontamination efforts.
11/07/11 U.S. Southern Command Headquarters
The $280-million project enables the Southern Command to consolidate the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and other federal agencies.
11/07/11 University of Georgia, Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Expansion, Athens, Ga.

The hall complex serves as the everyday home of the University of Georgia Bulldogs.
11/07/11 University of Georgia, Stegeman Coliseum Renovation
The renovation and expansion upgrades the fan experience.
11/07/11 University of Virginia Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center, Charlottesville, Va.
The cancer center facility was designed to LEED-Silver status.
11/07/11 University of Virginia South Lawn Arts and Science Complex, Charlottesville, Va.
The LEED Gold building fulfills Thomas Jefferson’s original intent for the Virginia campus.
11/07/11 Virginia Polytechnic State University Visitors and Undergraduate Admissions Center, Blacksburg, Va.
The 50,000-sq-ft, Gothic-style, steel-framed structure features an exterior of Hokie stone and architectural precast.
11/07/11 Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute
A fast-tracked approach shaved more than 10 months off of the design and construction schedule.
11/07/11 Westin Peachtree Plaza, Atlanta
The re-glazing of the Westin Peachtree Plaza in Atlanta is recognized in the Renovation/Restoration category of ENR Southeast’s Best Projects competition.
09/12/11 Speed Drives the Work On Boeing 'Dream' Plant

07/04/11 Boring Down on Miami's Big Dig

A $1-billion public-private partnership expects to begin the nation’s largest “soft-ground” tunnel project this fall.
05/09/11 Getting Schooled in The Art of Net Zero

The builders of a super-green expansion and renovation of Clemson University's school of architecture, a project featuring geothermal wells, operable windows and daylighting, are finding that connecting with the environment is easier said than done, especially when Mother Nature intervenes.
03/07/11 Constructing for Cleaner Coal Capabilities
Power giant Duke Energy is getting down and dirty as it spends more than $2 billion to upgrade its Cliffside Steam Station, in rural North Carolina, with advanced clean-coal technology. The builders attribute much of the job’s success to date to a collaborative team approach and a strategy that involves site preassembly of powerplant components.
03/07/11 Top Project Starts: Power and Life Are Driving Forces for Major Projects
The Top Starts ranking of the Southeast’s largest projects under way is a yearly glimpse into the heart of a regional market.
01/05/11 Building Legoland, One Block at a Time
Last year, an estimated 350 people representing specialty contractors flocked to a pre-bid meeting regarding construction of a 145-acre Legoland Florida theme park on the site of the former Cypress...
12/15/10 The Southeast's Best Projects of 2010
The Southeast’s construction and design industries may have taken a hit during the recent economic downturn, but construction and design excellence is still in abundant supply throughout the region,...
11/01/10 A Health-Care Comeback?

Health care remains one of the region’s stronger markets, with new projects starting up now that some of the uncertainty surrounding national health-care reform has abated.
11/01/10 Duke Energy Center Certified Platinum

A commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability drove Wachovia Bank in Charlotte, N.C., to build the Southeast’s first LEED-Platinum Core and Shell building.
11/01/10 Georgia Report

‘Hotlanta’ has cooled off, but government and industrial work has picked up in other parts of the state.
09/01/10 South Florida Report: Another Dry Season

A few public projects are keeping at least some South Florida contractors busy at a time when construction activity remains slow in an overbuilt condominium and office tower market.
09/01/10 Warning: Post-ARRA Depression Ahead

The more than $5-billion infusion of federal stimulus dollars jump-started many transportation projects in the Southeast, but with those lettings winding down and some projects finishing, state transportation...
08/24/10 SLIDESHOW: Duke Energy Center, Charlotte, N.C., Earns LEED Platinum
The $390-million Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, N.C., recently attained LEED Platinum status in the U.S. Green Building Council’s Core and Shell version 2.0 program.
07/01/10 Top Project Starts
Nationally and regionally, 2009 was a pretty dismal year, economically. Construction felt the downturn especially, with an industry unemployment rate that peaked at 22.7% last December.
07/01/10 Interstate 595 Corridor Improvements
Concessionaire I-595 Express is leading the largest public-private partnership—and the biggest contract overall—in the history of the Florida Dept. of Transportation.
07/01/10 SR 826/SR 836 Interchange Reconstruction
The $559-million reconstruction of the interchange connecting State Road 826 (Palmetto Expressway) and SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), one of the most heavily congested areas in Miami-Dade County,...
07/01/10 Florida Marlins Ballpark
The new home for the Florida Marlins will be a baseball-only facility constructed on approximately 17 acres in the Little Havana section of Miami, at the former site of the Orange Bowl.
07/01/10 Cane Island Power Park
The addition of the fourth, $479-million power-generating unit at the Cane Island Power Park near Intercession City in Osceola County, Fla., will produce 300 megawatts of electricity for the Florida...
07/01/10 Western Wake Freeway
Raleigh-Durham Roadbuilders, a joint venture of Archer Western Contractors of Atlanta and Granite Construction Co. of Watsonville, Calif., was hired by the North Carolina Turnpike Authority to construct...
07/01/10 University Report Card: Higher-Ed Market Falls Behind

At a time when demand remains strong for new and upgraded facilities at colleges and universities, institutions are delaying projects because funding is difficult to obtain. Still, some projects are moving...
05/01/10 Performing Arts Center Set for Fall Groundbreaking

The stagnant economy has forced Orlando city leaders and community arts supporters to revise original plans for a $450-million Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (DPAC), the second component of...
05/01/10 Orlando Report: The Roller Coaster Ride Continues

On the other side of Interstate 4 from downtown Orlando, the new $480-million home for the Orlando Magic is quickly heading toward an October tip-off, a symbolic sign of construction life.
05/01/10 Carolinas Report: Braced for a Tough 2010?

New faces are nothing new in the Carolinas, which have long been among the nation’s fastest-growing states.
05/01/10 Championship Run

The Orlando Magic weren’t able to top Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers in last year’s Finals of the National Basketball Association playoffs.
05/01/10 The Big Lane Closure

As the result of a rare closure of interstate highway, a 15-mi rehabilitation of Interstate 385 near Laurens, S.C., is on track to be completed in just eight months—and for two-thirds of its original estimated cost.
05/01/10 GSA Goes Green

The U.S. General Services Administration received nearly $5.6 billion in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding to modernize federal facilities and convert them into high-performance...
03/01/10 Finally Building the Duval Co. Courthouse

It’s been a long time coming, but the final piece of the city of Jacksonville’s Better Jacksonville Plan is finally becoming a reality.
03/01/10 Digging Deep: South Cobb Tunnel
The Atlanta area is home to some of the biggest sewer and water projects in the four-state region, and the South Cobb Tunnel is one of the largest.
03/01/10 Public Works: Industry’s Salvation
Transportation, Military and Civic Projects are Saving the Day for Some Southeast Firms
03/01/10 Miami Report: Public Projects are Metro’s Saving Grace

Miami construction starts have slowed dramatically, and contractors are attempting to stay busy working on publicly funded projects.
02/09/10 Game Changer

Just as the proverbial “hot stove league” helps baseball fans get through cold winter days, the Florida Marlins’ new 37,000-seat ballpark is providing Miami’s construction industry a respite from the chill of...
02/09/10 Above and Beyond: Raising Crane Safety Awareness

Hanging more than 200 ft over a jobsite in downtown Kansas City, Mo., James Hague doesn’t seem to notice the tiny people and equipment below his feet.
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