|05/21/2013||Jekyll Island Breaks Ground on $41M Westin Hotel|
May 21--The Jekyll Island Authority broke ground on the widely anticipated Westin hotel Monday, exactly one year after it opened the new convention center to the public.
|05/20/2013||GE Healthcare Breaks Ground on $17M Addition to S.C. Plant|
May 20--FLORENCE -- GE Healthcare officials and local dignitaries broke ground Monday on a $17 million facility at its Florence plant that will allow the company to capture and re-liquefy waste helium used in the superconducting magnets in its magnetic resonance (MR) units.
|05/20/2013||Orlando Investor Could Boost Financial Stake in Soccer Stadium|
May 20--Orlando City Soccer Club investor Flavio Augusto da Silva was "surprised" earlier this month when he heard the Florida Legislature rejected state funding for a proposed $110 million soccer-specific stadium in Orlando.
|05/18/2013||Falcons Stadium Contractor Finalists Named|
May 18--Plans for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium moved ahead Friday as five construction firms made the short list to become the lead contractor for the billion-dollar project.
|05/17/2013||Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Wins $122M Contract to Deepen Miami Harbor|
May 17--With the awarding of a $122-million contract to deepen its harbor, PortMiami has taken an important step toward getting ready to handle the huge cargo ships that will cross the expanded Panama Canal in 2015.
|05/16/2013||N.C. Nuclear Plant Shut Down After Crack Discovered|
RALEIGH, N.C. - A nuclear plant near North Carolina's capital city was shut down after operators reviewing ultrasonic tests from last year found the results showed tiny marks of corrosion and cracking that need repair, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission said.
|05/14/2013||Georgia Plant Poised to be Nation's Largest Biomass-Fueled Facility|
May 14--ALBANY, Ga. -- If it can convince the Obama administration to approve its wood-burning conversion, Georgia Power's Plant Mitchell in south Dougherty County will become one of the nation's largest biomass-fueled power facilities, officials say.
|05/15/2013||Tampa's I-4, Selmon Connector Project to Complete by Year's End|
May 15--TAMPA -- The Interstate 4-Selmon Expressway connector project, which is expected to take a majority of Port of Tampa truck traffic off Ybor City streets, is on target to be done by year's end.
|05/15/2013||Broward County Schools Superintendent Proposes Outsourcing Facilities Dept.|
May 15--Arguing that its expertise and focus is the education business -- and not the construction business -- Broward's school district is considering outsourcing much of its long-troubled facilities department.
|05/14/2013||Worker Dies After Fall at Miami Construction Site|
May 14--A 29-year-old worker died after he fell from the seventh floor of the BrickellHouse construction site Monday morning, police said.
|05/14/2013||Granite Awarded $130M Interstate Reconstruction Project in North Carolina|
WATSONVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Granite Construction Incorporated (NYSE: GVA) announced today that it has been awarded a $130 million design-build contract by the North Carolina Department of Transportation for the I-40/440 reconstruction project.
|05/14/2013||Puerto Rico Gov. Announces $30M Solar Project, Calls for More Renewables|
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- Puerto Rico's governor has announced a $30 million investment to install solar panels at the island's main convention center while making a call for more renewable energy projects.
|05/14/2013||Atlanta Streetcar Project Grows More Costly|
May 14--The MARTA Board of Directors on Monday authorized spending nearly an extra $7 million to build the Atlanta Streetcar.
|05/14/2013||Fla. Legislator Wants State to Study Costs of Proposed $20B Nuke Plant|
May 14--A Tampa Bay area lawmaker on Monday urged Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam to conduct a study of the proposed Levy County nuclear plant to ensure consumers were getting a good deal.
|05/14/2013||Study: Mitigated Tolling Best Bet for Widening I-95 in N.C.|
May 14--An economic study released Monday favors mitigated tolling as a way to pay for the $4.5 billion of improvements needed on Interstate 95 throughout the state.
|05/11/2013||Architect Adds New Underwater Feature to St. Pete Pier Design|
May 11--ST. PETERSBURG -- Designers of the Lens, the proposed replacement for the Pier, haven't given up on an underwater feature.
|05/14/2013||Orlando Expressway May Take Over State's Part of $1.66B Parkway Project|
May 14--Orlando's main road-building agency may take over construction of almost all of the $1.66 billion Wekiva Parkway, but not if the agency has to raise tolls to cover the cost.
|05/13/2013||Southeast Stadium Deals Proved Hard Sells|
Three National Football League teams in the Southeast recently ended years-long, hard-fought battles for public money to building or improving their stadiums.
|05/12/2013||South Carolina's State-Owned Electric Utility Has Too Much Capacity but is Building More|
May 12--WANTED -- A buyer for a roughly 10 percent, $1 billion stake in two nuclear plants now under construction in South Carolina.
|05/11/2013||Two Florida Keys Hotel Projects Set to Launch|
May 11--Real estate development is an arduous process in the Florida Keys, but a pair of large-scale hotel properties in Marathon are inching their way closer to fruition.
|05/11/2013||Atlanta's Iconic Buildings Face Wrecking Ball|
May 11--It was a hard, bleak winter for historic preservationists in Atlanta, a city already infamous for not saving the sign posts of its past.
|05/11/2013||Analysis: Proposed Levy Nuclear Plant Twice the Cost of Natural Gas Facility|
May 11--In the long run, nuclear power is cheap.
|05/09/2013||FPL's Rising Natural-Gas Use Spurs Push for New Fla. Pipeline|
May 09--PORT ST. JOHN -- Competing with the high-pressure whine of natural gas surging through gleaming pipes, Florida Power and Light Co. executives on Wednesday dedicated their newest power plant: a monster overlooking the Indian River Lagoon that bolsters the utility's campaign to build an interstate pipeline from Alabama to Orlando.
|05/08/2013||Miami-Dade Schools Picks Parsons Brinckerhoff to Oversee $1.2B in Construction Upgrades|
May 08--The Miami-Dade School Board unanimously agreed Wednesday to hire the New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to oversee its $1.2 billion capital bond program.
|05/08/2013||Feds Probe CB&I Over Nuke Projects' Quality-Control Measures|
ATLANTA - Federal authorities are investigating a factory that supplies parts to nuclear power plants under construction in the Southeast over allegations that employees broke quality control rules and falsified records.