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Apple announced a major expansion of its operations in Austin, Texas, on Dec. 13 including an investment of $1 billion to build a new campus in North Austin. The company also announced plans to establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, Calif., and expand in cities across the United States including Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder, Colo., over the next three years, with the potential for additional expansion elsewhere in the United States over time.

Tenna, a technology company that empowers companies to find more value across their inventory of equipment, vehicles and physical assets, has launched its new driver vehicle inspection report (DVIR) solution for Apple iOS platform. Now available for millions of commercial vehicle drivers, Tenna's solution eliminates the daily manual chore of filling in DVIR forms by hand as part of pre-or post-trip inspection requirements mandated for compliance by the Federal government.

RENO, Nev. (AP) Apple CEO Tim Cook joined Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval and Reno Mayor Hillary Schieve at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new $4 million warehouse in downtown Reno on Jan. 17 as the company announced plans to invest $350 billion in the United States economy over the next five years.

Unlike Amazon's highly-publicized selection procedure for its HQ2, Apple announced Jan. 18 there will be no bidding process for the location of its newest planned U.S. campus. The announcement comes just as construction is winding down at Apple Park, the company's new $5 billion facility in Cupertino, Calif.

A recently released drone video has revealed that construction at Apple Park is starting to taper off. The video, shot by Duncan Sinfield, shows an overview of the campus, where “much of the large construction equipment has been removed from the campus as it is no longer needed,” Sinfield said.

From high-profile infrastructure to politically-charged projects, innovative equipment to billion-dollar builds, the construction industry made a big impact all over the country in 2017. While there were countless projects, events and stories worth talking about throughout the year, here is a list of our editors' top 10 picks:1.

With Apple Park's construction nearing completion, crews are busy working on some of the less vital pieces of the facility. A recent drone video of the campus, shared by Matthew Roberts, reveals a site with less construction equipment than in recent months, according to an article by Mitchel Broussard.

As Apple's new campus, Apple Park, in Cupertino, Calif., nears completion, the estimated $5 billion project's actual cost is becoming clearer. BuildZoom recently compiled a list of the minimum costs of some of the key facilities on the property, based on public records.

When construction workers' snapchats of the unfinished Apple Park in Cupertino, Calif., went viral last month, it was easy to see that the complex boasted some pretty impressive features. Construction, which began in 2013, is expected to be complete by the end of the year, but you don't have to wait until then to find out more about the facility's features.

Apple recently announced its plans to build a 400,000-sq.-ft. data center in Waukee, Iowa. The $1.3 billion project will create more than 550 construction jobs. “At Apple, we're always looking at ways to deliver even better experiences for our customers.

Construction crews working on Apple's new campus have been posting photos and videos of the 2.8 million-sq.-ft. site on Snapchat. The footage provides a cobbled-together tour of Apple Park, the company's $5 billion, 175-acre spaceship-like campus in Cupertino, Calif., and features shots of construction work, interior tours, views of solar panels, and a look inside the bathrooms, Tech Crunch reported.