The $1.6-billion Wekiva Parkway project, a joint effort of the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) and the Florida Dept. of Transportation (FDOT), has been lauded nationally and locally as a standout example of collaborative planning between infrastructure builders and environmental interest groups.
Specialty contracting firms working in the four-state region of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas are continuing to see a steady stream of work opportunities, but they remain pressed to find a sufficient number of qualified workers to staff projects.
“Staying within the headlights” is how Vann Cleveland, vice president at specialty contractor Cleveland Electric Co., describes the family-owned company’s vigilance against overextending its capabilities in the vigorous Georgia construction market.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.