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Texas Workers Rescued from Trench After Gas Rupture

Three workers were taken to a hospital after they passed out from a sewer gas leak at a construction site. So reports WFAA, an ABC affiliate.


Chinese Researchers Explore Light-blocking, Energy-collecting Windows

Researchers in China are exploring window-compatible materials that both block unneeded sun rays and generate electricity using see-through solar cells. So reports Techxplore.


Work Stopped at VA Pipeline in Wake of 35 Environmental Complaints

After field inspections and complaints, construction on the Mountain Valley Pipeline was suspended in Virginia. So reports The Franklin News-Post.


Girl Scouts Take the Lead on Tiny Home Construction

In five days’ time, Girl Scouts campers in Minnesota built two tiny homes from scratch as part of a new STEM-driven camp program. So reports the MinnPost.


Penn. Conference Focuses on Reducing Greenhouse Emissions in Buildings

The third annual Energy Days conference brought academic experts, nonprofits, government officials and industry members to discuss energy challenges and greenhouse gas emissions associated with buildings. So reports Penn State News.


Wells Fargo is the Lender in Major Infrastructure Project

Wells Fargo revealed it made a $103 million loan in support of one the country's largest infrastructure projects. So reports the Commercial Observer.


Construction Worker Killed By Suspected Drunk Driver in Detroit

One worker was killed and another struck by a suspected drunk driver on I-75 in Detroit. So reports ClickOnDetroit.


Boston Initiatives Aimed at Improving Workforce Diversity Amid Building Boom

As Boston experiences a construction boom, efforts to diversify the labor workforce are taking hold. So reports WBUR.


South Florida Residential, Commercial Construction Sharply Divided

In South Florida, residential construction spiked, while commercial construction plummeted according to an April-to-April Dodge Data & Analytics report. So reports The Real Deal.


Georgia Infrastructure Funding Still Shy: Report

The state of Georgia will need to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to address a backlog of road maintenance, construction projects and aging infrastructure, according to a recently released report. So reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.


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