Universities Ramp Up Construction Projects During Summer Break

May 29, 2014 Summer seems to be the time for universities to ramp up construction and this summer is no different. Universities across the country, including Ohio University and Montana State University, are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in major projects including new buildings, renovations, and utility work. Montana State University is in the [...]

Games On: Olympic Construction Progresses for Future Host Cities

December 20, 2013 Let the games begin in the December 2013 issue of Construction Headline News. With the opening day for the 2014 Winter Olympics quickly approaching, all eyes are on host city Sochi, Russia, and all hands are on deck to finish necessary construction projects. Although the city’s construction schedule is cutting it close, [...]

Construction Industry Hangs in Suspense over Government Shutdown

November 4, 2013 The October issue of Construction Headline News focuses on the impact the government shutdown had on the construction industry. While US congress members wrangled over spending bills and healthcare, the construction industry hung in suspense over how the government shutdown will affect projects both in the works and ongoing. From defense infrastructure [...]

Coal Power Industry Threatened by Regulations; Natural Gas Picks up Steam

September 27, 2013 The September issue of Construction Headline News spotlights the US coal industry’s reaction over pending EPA regulations requiring coal-fired plants to implement expensive solutions to trap and store carbon emissions. Set for release on September 20, the regulations may suffocate the fizzling coal power industry, with many plants already at risk for [...]

Solar Power Projects Heat Up Across the US

July 25, 3013 The June issue of Construction Headline News brings the activity of the US solar market to light. Photovoltaic panel manufacturers are trying to keep pace with the many solar power projects ramping up across California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Georgia. Many of these public and private ventures will be the biggest [...]

India Inks International LNG Deals to Meet Rising Demand

April 29, 2013 The April 2013 issue of Construction Headline News explores how liquefied natural gas is becoming a rising star in India’s energy program. In order to meet rising energy demands, India has inked new deals with suppliers from the US, Spain, and France, and is racing to build new and expand existing terminal [...]

African Mining Industry Rocky but Worth the Risk to Some Investors

March 12, 2013 Africa is one of the most strategic locations around the world for mine construction and speculation opportunities. In the February issue of Construction Headline News, we look at how recent political turbulence and labor strikes are causing many investors to think twice about projects in Africa, particularly in South Africa. Some mining [...]

Bustling Biofuels Industry Gets Boost in the US

The December 2012 issue of Construction Headline News peeks into the new world of biofuels and the rapid growth in the industry as the technology to produce biodiesel, bioethanol, and other types of bioenergy becomes more streamlined. Interest in domestic alternative energy sources is increasing, and even the federal government passed a recent amendment that encourages [...]

Rebuilding and Rethinking the US East Coast after Hurricane Sandy

Early on October 29, Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The storm affected over 20 states, from Florida to Maine and west to Wisconsin and Michigan. In the weeks following the Superstorm, the US East Coast has scrambled to replenish basic short-term needs such as food, shelter, electricity, and fuel for transportation [...]

Nuclear Construction Steams Ahead Worldwide

Since the devastating 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan crippled nuclear progress, countries around the world have been re-evaluating the state of their nuclear programs. The August 2012 issue of Construction Headline News delves into established and emerging economies, from the United States to South Korea, that are now in the midst of expanding new [...]