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GSA FY 2014 Construction Funding For Space Consolidation Efforts

The appropriations law Congress passed last week sets the General Services Administration’s (GSA) FY 2014 construction funding at $1.5 billion—about $500 million for new construction and $1 billion for repairs and alterations. That’s more money for GSA construction than the last three fiscal years’ funding combined…

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VA Eases Renewal Process for Veteran Small Businesses

Contractors whose veteran-owned small business status is set to expire will soon see a more simplified process to ensure they can continue competing for contracts set aside by the Department of Veterans Affairs…

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Study Shines a Light on Builders’ Risk When Pursing LEED

During the past several years, the green building trend has soared, with an increase in government incentives and availability of affordable supplies driving a huge growth of U.S. Green Building Council LEED-certified buildings…

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Innovation, Technology Meet Infrastructure

Across the globe, and particularly in the United States, growing city populations are placing unprecedented stresses on transportation, energy, water, and communication networks, many of which are quickly deteriorating. The coming infrastructure crises have been gaining presence in the media and in government policy as the implications of the impending economic constraints begin to set in….

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Synthesizing Evolving Technologies for 2012

Mobile, BIM (building information modeling), and collaboration: These are just a few of the buzzwords circulating the construction industry and are focus areas for business initiatives in 2012…

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NYC Benchmarks Buildings, Finds Room for Improvement

New York City has released its first report on the energy efficiency of its public buildings. Since 2009, the “Greener Greater Buildings Plan” has measured the energy performance of 2,730 City buildings and compared it to that of similar structures…

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Design-build approach to expedite building $5.2B Tappan Zee Bridge

Metro-North Railroad faced a number of challenges when it sought to build a new train station near Yankee Stadium…

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$63B, 4-year FAA bill could help start airport projects

After passing 23 temporary extensions, the Senate voted 75 to 20 Monday to approve a long-term funding bill for the FAA and sent it to the president for his expected signature…

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Obama’s proposed budget includes $476B for transportation

President Barack Obama unveiled a $3.8 trillion spending plan on Monday that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade but does little to restrain growth in the government’s huge health benefit programs, a major cause of future deficits… http://www.wivb.com/dpps/news/politics/whitehouse/obamas-budget-headed-to-congress-nt12-jgr_4071729

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