For years, construction of a people mover to connect the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) Coliseum Station with the Oakland International Airport instead of using buses has been considered. Finally, after years of planning and funding challenges, the design/build project is under construction by a joint venture of Flatiron, a Firestone, Colo.-based heavy civil construction company, and Parsons, a Pasadena, Calif.-based engineering firm.

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San Francisco’s restored piers have become famous as tourist destinations at Fishermen’s Wharf and have proved productive long beyond their initial industrial and maritime uses. With the overhead highway of the Embarcadero removed after an earthquake, the whole wharf area has been experiencing a rebirth in popularity.

Read more: Turner Construction Co.

The world cheered the end of the Cold War, but major questions surrounded the disposal of surplus weapon-grade plutonium. Based on a recommendation by the National Academy of Science, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) decided to dispose of the plutonium by converting it into fuel for commercial nuclear reactors. NNSA entered into a contract with Shaw AREVA MOX Services LLC to design, build and operate a Mixed Oxide (MOX) Fuel Fabrication Facility based on production facilities currently operating in France.

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As Mike Angeli tells it, there are two types of projects most owners opt to construct – those that they have to build, and those that are wanted for the greater good. In the case of the Blue Plains Advanced Water Treatment biosolids management plan (BMP) for DC Water, this is a project DC Water wants to deliver to ensure a better value of wastewater treatment for its rate-payers while creating a sustainable process that will save thousands of dollars a day.

Read more: PC Construction/CDM Contractors joint venture

San Francisco’s restored piers have become famous as tourist destinations at Fishermen’s Wharf and have proved productive long beyond their initial industrial and maritime uses. With the overhead highway of the Embarcadero removed after an earthquake, the whole wharf area has been experiencing a rebirth in popularity.

Read more: Turner Construction Co. – James R. Herman Cruise Terminal at Pier 27

Prisons are among the most important public institutions, and a new one is on its way to Jessup, Md. The first phase of the minimum-security Dorsey Run Correctional Facility is under way and scheduled for completion by 2013.

Read more: Maryland Department of Public Safety & Correctional Services - Dorsey Run Correctional Facility

Arnprior, Ontario, with a current population of 10,000, may not be the biggest town among greater Ottawa but it is poised for future growth. According to Ontario’s Ministry of Transportation (MTO), expanding Highway 17 from Arnprior to Highway 417 will help enhance safety, improve traffic flow, promote economic growth and boost tourism throughout the Ottawa Valley.

Read more: Thomas Cavanagh Construction Ltd – Highway 417 expansion

The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) District Six embarked on a massive, 12-part program to improve the state’s SR 826 (Palmetto Expressway) in the late 1990s. Currently, the department is at work on the final and largest section of the program – a five-level, system-to-system interchange between SR 826 and SR 836 (Dolphin Expressway), as well as the reconstruction of the interchanges at SR 826 at Flagler Street and SR 836 at NW 72 Avenue.

Read more: SR 826/SR 836 Interchange Reconstruction Project

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