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Philly City Council Passes Construction Tax

The Philadelphia City Council voted June 21, 2018, to implement a new tax on construction projects designed to raise money for affordable housing. The tax passed by the council 9-8 is expected to generate approximately $22 million in revenues; the measure, however, is not without its detractors....

U.S. Concrete Expands Presence in Philadelphia With Acquisition

U.S. Concrete Inc., a supplier of ready-mixed concrete and aggregates in active construction markets across the country, announced that it has bolstered its presence in the Philadelphia metropolitan market with the acquisition of a new ready-mixed concrete plant located north of downtown Philadelphia....

Philly's 30th Street Station Plans $10B Makeover

Philadelphia's 30th Street Station is one of Pennsylvania's busiest intermodal stations serving Amtrak, Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA), and New Jersey Transit. Combined, the three agencies saw more than 11 million passenger trips at the station in 2013....

Great-Granddaughter of Peter J. McGuire Donates Tools and Other Personal Belongings to Carpenters Museum in Philadelphia

On Jan. 9, Kathleen Rossell, great-granddaughter of Peter J. McGuire, the founder and first general secretary of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America (UBCJA), visited the Carpenters Tool & History Museum in Philadelphia....

Amazon Unveils Top 20 List for HQ2 Location—Did Your Hometown Make the Cut?

Amazon announced Jan. 18 that it has chosen 20 potential locations for its new headquarters. In 2017, more than 230 cities stepped up to the plate with proposal packages including tax incentives and more to vie for the retail giant to choose them for its HQ2....

Builders Race to Save Football's Eagles From Billy Penn Jinx

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Superstitious construction workers have placed a small statue of Philadelphia's founder atop the city's newest skyscraper in an effort to save the NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles from a fabled jinx....

Heavyweight Contender Who Challenged Larry Holmes Dies in Construction Accident

David Bey once was a heavyweight boxer from Philadelphia who lost his shot at the world title in a bout against Larry Holmes in 1985 in Las Vegas. Last week, Bey, 60, who also worked as a pile driver even when he was in the ring, was fatally injured in a construction site accident on the Camden waterfront....

Stephenson Equipment to Hold JCB Demo Day

Stephenson Equipment's JCB Demo Day is being held at its Philadelphia-area location at 135 Lincoln Ave. in Prospect Park, Pa., on Sept. 7. The “Fastest Backhoe in the World,” JCB's GT Dragster backhoe, will be on site and ready to work on a stretch of new asphalt at the location....

2017 Construction Starts Reveal Mixed Pattern Across Top Metro Areas

During the first half of 2017, eight of the top ten metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume registered decreased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dodge Data & Analytics....

Tesla Owner Gets Government Approval for Hyperloop Transit System

Tesla Inc. and SpaceX founder Elon Musk dropped a bombshell announcement July 20, tweeting that he has received "verbal government approval" to construct a Hyperloop transit system that would connect New York City, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C....

Today's Top Stories

  1. VIDEO: Doosan DD100 Dozers Are in Full Production, On Their Way to North America  →
  2. Mass.'s Fragale Building Corporation Grows Biz From Humble Beginnings  →
  3. Hunyady to Hold Virtual Auction for McAllister Construction  →
  4. Concrete Sector Continues to See Project Delays, Production Cut-Backs  →
  5. California Adjusts Plans for 45-Mi. Underground Water Tunnel  →
  6. 103-Year-Old New Brunswick, N.J., Train Station to Get $49M Makeover  →
  7. Mecalac Introduces New Swing Loader Models to North American Market  →
  8. Crews Begin Work On 683-Acre Industrial Park  →
  9. ARTBA Recognizes Top Women Leaders in Transportation Design, Construction  →
  10. Bobcat Unleashes T86 Compact Track Loader, S86 Skid Steer Loader  →
  11. VIDEO: Expansion Set for Athens, Ga., Film, TV Studio One Year Into Construction  →
  12. Milestone: Caterpillar Surpasses 5.5B Tons of Material Autonomously Hauled  →
  13. Boston's South Station Development Progressing Toward 2025 Opening  →
  14. Major Film Studio to Be Built on 70-Acre Site at Bayonne, N.J.'s Bergen Point  →
  15. Bobcat Company Officially Opens New Aftermarket Parts Distribution Center in Reno, Nev.  →
  16. N.C. Contractor Honors Daughter With Energetic Crews, Dynamic Machines  →
  17. Two Decades, $1.4 Billion: Atkinson Completes I-5 Project  →
  18. Two States Progressing on Construction of Coalfields Expressway  →
  19. Trench Box Installations Require Knowledge of OSHA Safety Rules  →
  20. Bizzack Construction Leads Vital Corridor Q Work  →

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