A look around construction in the region right now, from new hotels to new apartments

The Business Journals | March 20, 2019

Winter is finally or at least, officially over, and new buildings are springing up around the Albany region. University at Albany is building a $180 million academic complex, Peter Luizzi is building a $60 million gated community and Ayco is building a $56 million headquarters in Latham. These are some of the region's biggest projects, which we track on our Crane Watch map. We recently checked in on some of these projects where construction is underway.

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Robots are becoming an integral part of the manufacturing floor, whether it is the automotive, electronics or consumer packaged goods industry. During the last five decades, the automotive sector has had a solid working base of robots, but robots are relatively new to the consumer packaged goods industry.

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Robots are becoming an integral part of the manufacturing floor, whether it is the automotive, electronics or consumer packaged goods industry. During the last five decades, the automotive sector has had a solid working base of robots, but robots are relatively new to the consumer packaged goods industry.

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AECOM to provide architecture and engineering services for Kennedy Space Center and other NASA facilities

AECOM | September 24, 2021

AECOM , the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide architecture and engineering services as part of its Southeast Regional Architect and Engineering (SERAE) program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract has a shared program ceiling of $300 million for its five-year term. Our relationship with NASA dates back over fifty years and we’re looking forward to building on that legacy through this integral work,As NASA has grown, evolved, and continued to push the boundaries of space exploration, AECOM has been there to support its globally impactful missions and cutting-edge operations. We’re immensely proud to be granted new opportunities with the administration that highlight our shared values of integrity, collaboration, and inclusion while maintaining a keen focus on the impacts we’re leaving on the world. -Karl Jensen, executive vice president AECOM’s National Governments business. AECOM’s work will focus on the rehabilitation, modernization, and development of new systems for facilities, utilities, and ground support at several prominent NASA locations across the United States. These include Kennedy Space Center in Florida; Johnson Space Center, Sonny Carter Training Facility, and Ellington Field in Texas; White Sands Test Facility in New Mexico; Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama; Michoud Assembly Facility in Louisiana; Stennis Space Center in Mississippi; other NASA assets; and additional launch or landing sites worldwide. “From the Mercury and Gemini programs through today, AECOM has been honored to work alongside NASA on all of its facilities spanning the country. This new contract allows us to continue our successful and longstanding partnership,” said Sean Chiao, Chief Executive of AECOM’s global Buildings + Places business. “We’re excited to leverage our intimate knowledge of the administration’s enterprises and best practices to deliver unmatched professional services that advance NASA’s goal of leading an innovative and sustainable program of space exploration, scientific discovery, and aeronautics research to the next frontier.” Under the contract, AECOM will provide a wide range of architecture, civil, structural, mechanical, and electrical infrastructure services across all project phases, including planning and feasibility, permitting, preliminary engineering, final design, engineering services during construction, activation, and commissioning. These services include architectural design, field investigations and surveys, engineering and environmental reports, trade studies, design specifications, construction site inspections, and scheduling and cost estimating. About AECOM AECOM is the world’s trusted infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project lifecycle – from planning, design and engineering to program and construction management. On projects spanning transportation, buildings, water, new energy and the environment, our public- and private-sector clients trust us to solve their most complex challenges. Our teams are driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world through our unrivaled technical expertise and innovation, a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion, and a commitment to environmental, social and governance priorities. AECOM is a Fortune 500 firm and its Professional Services business had revenue of $13.2 billion in fiscal year 2020. See how we are delivering sustainable legacies for generations to come at aecom.com and

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ENGINEERING TECH

The PCA has released its Cement Consumption and Construction Activity Outlook for Spring 2021.

PCA | April 12, 2021

Portland Cement Association (PCA) Market Intelligence Group's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist Ed Sullivan as of late introduced their yearly Spring concrete utilization figure, foreseeing an increment in concrete utilization for 2021 and 2022. "Remarkably, U.S. cement consumption recorded 2% growth during 2020. It is remarkable because COVID-19 exerted a terrible toll on the economy. Consumers bunkered down; states enacted rigid lockdowns. Real GDP declined to a rate not matched since 1946 as the economy transitioned from war time to peace time," said Sullivan. "Nearly 9.5 million fewer jobs now exist compared to pre-COVID-19 levels. Many businesses did not survive the threat. And yet through all of this, cement consumption grew." Sullivan noted while significant tempests brought about a frail 2021 beginning, almost certainly, concrete utilization development will coordinate or surpass 2020's exhibition. Record low home loan rates have provoked solid additions in 2020 single family development. The low rates are required to stay set up through 2021, bringing about additional solid interest for concrete utilization. Nonresidential decays are required to proceed with this year and next, however the drag on by and large development is relied upon to reduce. Furthermore, as oil costs rise, oil well concrete will increment too.

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Construction work formally commences on HS2 project

PBC Today | September 04, 2020

Construction has formally commenced on the HS2 project, as it looks set to create around 22,000 new jobs.The symbolic announcement signals that the four Main Works Civils Contractors (MWCC) are moving from enabling works, scheme design and preparatory work, to full construction of the HS2 project.Prime Minister Boris Johnson, said: “HS2 is at the heart of our plans to build back better – and with construction now formally underway, it’s set to create around 22,000 new jobs.“As the spine of our country’s transport network, the project will be vital in boosting connectivity between our towns and cities.“But HS2’s transformational potential goes even further. By creating hundreds of apprenticeships and thousands of skilled jobs, HS2 will fire up economic growth and help to rebalance opportunity across this country for years to come.”HS2’s main works contractor for the West Midlands, the Balfour Beatty VINCI Joint Venture (BBV JV), along with its supply chain partners, has said it expects to be one of the biggest recruiters in the West Midlands over the next two years, with up to 7,000 skilled jobs required to complete its section of the HS2 route.

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