Project Experiences

Wondering how other construction industry professionals have handled some of their biggest project challenges? The Project Experiences page gives you a chance to gain key insights from their experiences.


Construction on the Portland Bureau of Transportation's (PBOT) $25.8 million North Rivergate Overcrossing project, which is building a new bridge to meet the demands of the expanding industrial and commercial base in the area, began last October. PBOT awarded the contract to Cascade Bridge LLC to construct the bridge that spans Union Pacific Railroad and BNSF tracks.

Construction crews in Ohio are working to complete a $250 million project created to bring an unprecedented fan experience to Cincinnati. Designed by the renowned architecture firm Populous, West End Stadium will serve as the home field of FC Cincinnati of Major League Soccer (MLS).

Designed to combine agronomy, engineering and computer science disciplines under one roof, South Dakota State University's $46.1 million Raven Precision Agriculture Center will be dedicated to precision agriculture education, research and extension when it opens next year.

Work to complete the Bella Vista Bypass near Bentonville, Ark., is close to its schedule, despite the fact the primary contractor paused one project after an employee tested positive for the coronavirus. The delay wasn't critical to the larger picture of completing the project, said Steve Lawrence, District 9 engineer of the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT).

Immediately after receiving its new Grove TMS700E truck-mounted crane in October 2019, industrial contractor R.G. Smith put it to work. After being part of several projects over the last six months, the crane is now erecting a 300,000 sq. ft. structural steel building that will house a large cheese production facility in Hiram, Ohio.

Will Rogers, the Oklahoma-born actor, cowboy, humorist, newspaper columnist and social commentator for whom the Will Rogers World Airport in Oklahoma City is named, once said, "If you want to be successful, it's just this simple: Know what you are doing.

Incessant rains over the last two years in the mountainous far west of North Carolina have led to small landslides and drainage damage along U.S. Highway 74 near Bryson City, located in Swain County. As a result, the NCDOT has brought in a local heavy construction company to make repairs on U.S.

Road construction crews are hard at work across the state of Louisiana on several projects to improve Interstate 10, one of the South's busiest vehicle and freight corridors. In the Bayou State, the highway stretches 274 miles across the lower third of Louisiana from the Texas border east through Lake Charles, Lafayette, Baton Rouge and New Orleans, before turning northeast to Mississippi.

At the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, construction crews have successfully completed demolition of the Link between Scott Engineering Center and Nebraska Hall. Foundation work is now under way on the first of two school projects totaling $160 million.

Twice-daily blasting is required at the site of a 12-story hospital bed tower, which is part of Essentia Health's $800 million Vision Northland project on its medical campus in downtown Duluth, Minn. The construction project began on Sept. 25, 2019, with the interior demolition of the two-story Amendola Building; two other smaller structures; and a parking ramp -- the Blue Ramp -- a 60 to 70 ft.-tall structure.

Foundation work on a new $136.6 million federal courthouse in Des Moines is under way with augered pier work complete and pile cap installations and early work packages for the deep footings and site utilities started in March. Contractors broke ground on the project last August, with anticipated completion set for fall of 2022.