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Engineer Warned of Cracks Days Before Florida Bridge Collapse

Two days before the horrific fatal pedestrian bridge collapse in Florida, a lead engineer for the bridge warned state officials that he witnessed “some cracking” on the structure, but did not consider it an immediate danger. So reports The Washington Post.


Winter isn’t Over: Safety Recheck Tips for Cold-Weather Construction Work

With many parts of the country still under deep freeze, CMs should take the time to remind crews about safety standards and precautions for cold weather construction work.


ROI Payoff is Big for Buildings Designed to Withstand the Wrath of Nature

After months of hurricanes, wildfires and bomb cyclones pounding cities and towns around the U.S., it’s good news to hear that building to withstand nature’s fury has a big payoff. That's according to the National Institute of Building Sciences.


Building a Future for Women in Construction

Despite the challenges women face in an industry where they make up only 9% of the workforce, women are using mentorship and advocacy to make progress and address specific workplace concerns. So reports Construction Dive.


Bodies Found After Construction Blaze in Denver

With a fire so hot it melted cars and damaged a dozen other buildings, investigators are still working to put out remaining hotspots and pull bodies from a massive construction blaze in Denver. So reports 9 News.


Administration Clears Hurdle for Construction of Wall Prototype

U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel tossed a lawsuit brought by California and advocacy groups challenging plans to construct a prototype of the proposed U.S.-Mexico border wall. So reports an NBC 7 San Diego affiliate.


Forman Allegedly Raped Apprentice, Forced Her to Work Rest of Day

Prosecutors allege work-site foreman Matthew Riley of Washington raped an apprentice several times and threatened to silence her. So reports Komo News.


Next Phase of Tampa Airport Project Calls for $300M+ in Upgrades

Tampa International Airport is expecting to expand on its $971 million construction upgrade with another $184 million expansion of its main terminal and $120 million relocation of the airport's energy plant. So reports The Tampa Bay Times.


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