TOKYO (AP) — Robots that can weld, lift and bolt are being developed to help bridge labor shortages at Japanese construction sites, though their use will be limited to night shifts when no human workers will be nearby due to safety and regulatory concerns.
Major Japanese construction company Shimizu Corp. showed off several robots Monday, including one already in use at construction sites that picked up a big pile of boards and took them into an elevator.
Governor names head of Seattle tunnel plan to top rail post
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown appointed the head of a $3 billion tunnel project in Seattle to a top post at California's High-Speed Rail Authority on Friday, rounding out a leadership team that's been in flux.
Tollway awards nearly $1B in construction work this year
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Directors of Illinois' toll highways have approved five more construction contracts totaling $20 million.
The Illinois Tollway board of directors' action Thursday brings the year's total to nearly $1 billion in construction and engineering contracts. The work has been awarded to 78 different contractors.
It's part of the 15-year, $14 billion Move Illinois capital program.
Kiewit Corp. moving new headquarters to downtown Omaha
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A construction and engineering company is moving its new headquarters to downtown Omaha.
It was an embarrassing collapse for Kenya’s ruling party.
Just two weeks after an “inspection” by President Uhuru Kenyatta, a $12 million Chinese-built Sigiri bridge in Western Kenya collapsed before it was completed.