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Wednesday Wrap-Up : November 15, 2017

Wed November 15, 2017 - National Edition
Omaha Media Group

It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:

Industry Shows Support For Icebreaker Wind Project

Ohio union workers, entrepreneurs, and business owners gathered at Cleveland City Hall on November 8th to show their support for the Icebreaker Project, which is a freshwater offshore wind farm in North America. If the project is built, it would create more than 500 jobs and bring about $168 million in revenue to the economy. The Lake Erie Energy Development Corp. will determine if the wind farm could have a negative impact on local wildlife such as birds, bats and fish.

Balfour Beatty To Manage Phase 1 of $581M Texas Capitol Complex Construction

Balfour Beatty was selected by the Texas Facilities Commission for the first phase of the $581 million State of Texas Capitol Complex Master Plan. The plan is divided into six phases: excavations, utility relocations, central utility plant tunnels, two new office buildings, a new underground parking garage, and the Texas mall. This promenade will be located on Congress Avenue between 16th Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Austin, TX and will serve as a green space for tourism, events and festivals.

Tiny Home Construction Improves Lives Of City Residents

Construction has officially begun on a tiny home development in Detroit. The development will be on the city's west side and will provide housing for low-income residents. The space will eventually hold 25 houses, all of them less than 500 square feet and will cover two-and-a-half city blocks. Each home costs around $50,000 to build and once completed, the homes will be rent-to-own over seven years and rent will total $1 per square foot.

VDOT: Rigged And Ready For Winter With $84M Budget

The Virginia Department of Transportation's resources are ready to go for when winter strikes in northern Virginia. The state has set aside almost $84.9 million for snow removal in northern Virginia this winter and they have set aside more than 4,500 pieces of equipment. These resources will be used to plow and treat 13,585 lane miles across Fairfax, Loudon, Prince William and Arlington counties.

Penn Museum Kicks Off Major Renovation With $21M Project

The Penn Museum in Philadelphia started a major renovation that will change its Main Entrance Hall and make it fully accessible to all. Their website will provide updates throughout the renovation process. The project kicked off on November 1st and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2019. The museum has set a $21 million dollar budget. The project also includes a renovation to the 1915 art deco-style Harrison Auditorium, which will get new lighting, flooring, and sound and audio-visual enhancements.

Those are just a few things we've been talking about over the past week. For more news and updates, check out Construction Equipment Guide's Industry News Page and our Industry Blog Page.

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