Site Prep

A new food distribution center under construction in New Brockton will allow for future expansions up to 1 million sq. ft. when it opens next year. Construction crews on the approximately $100 million Ben E. Keith Foods project are developing a greenfield site to accommodate the facility that also will serve as the company's Southeast regional headquarters.

In the township of Clinton, N.J., site preparation is under way on the $75 million Round Valley Reservoir project. The work calls for massive excavation and multiple trucks carrying an average of 26 tons of filler material. The improvements are expected to extend the reservoir's operating life and increase durability.

Earth work, site preparation and the installation of underground infrastructure are ongoing for more than 50 acres of the more than 161 acre "The Lake District" development, a $400 million upscale mixed-use community just outside of Memphis, Tenn., that is being implemented by The Lake District LCC (TLD), which is owned by Gilad Development Inc.

The Wilmington, N.C., metro area, situated in both New Hanover and Pender counties, experienced significant growth over the past decade, experiencing a 15.5 percent rise in population from 2010 to 2018, ranking 49th in the nation. "They're the fastest growing counties in the state," stated Alex Stewart, resident engineer of Division 3 of the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

After years of planning, the University of Idaho has finally broken ground on a dedicated basketball arena. Scheduled for completion in 2021, the 62,000-sq.-ft. Idaho Central Credit Union Arena will be the new home for Vandals' basketball, regional tournaments, lectures, as well as "small and mid-size" events, other cultural and special events, concerts and conventions, said Guy Esser, project architect of the University.

Rudolph Libbe Inc., of the Rudolph Libbe Group, has made solid progress on the construction of the multi-million dollar, 82,500-sq. ft. combined headquarters, manufacturing facility and warehouse building for U.S. COEXCELL in Maumee, Ohio. The work started last May and will be completed in early 2020.

A $6 billion project known as Lincoln Yards will transform a former industrial site in Chicago's North Branch Corridor into a mixed-use community that includes new and improved infrastructure and transportation, businesses and residences, parks and open spaces.

Construction of a new open-air stadium that will serve as an investment in Birmingham's future is finally underway in north central Alabama. Protective Stadium, a $174 million undertaking, is located on an 18-acre site adjacent to the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex (BJCC) north of I-59/20 downtown.

Designed to serve as an elegant landmark, the new Cline Avenue Bridge in East Chicago, Ind., will alleviate traffic congestion and enhance transport connectivity in northwestern Indiana when it opens in 2020. The 6,200-ft. bridge will stand at the same height above Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal as the original bridge, with 9-ft.

As part of a larger vision, Alabama construction crews are working on a project that will completely change the landscape of U.S. Highway 31 in the Birmingham suburb of Vestavia Hills. Renovations to Wald Park include two new swimming pools, tennis courts and green space, as well as upgrades to ball fields, a dog park and the addition of Miracle Fields — the first parks and recreation space in the city created to accommodate children with special needs.

Currently under construction just outside Las Vegas, MSG Sphere at The Venetian will serve as a state-of-the-art entertainment venue when it makes its highly anticipated debut. Crews in Paradise, Nev., are making steady progress on the spectacular, multi-million dollar structure, which was designed using cutting-edge technologies to revolutionize entertainment.