Sneak Peek at ASU Biodesign Building C — The 188,000-sq-ft Biodesign Building C being built by McCarthy Building Cos. on Arizona State University’s Tempe, Ariz., campus is scheduled for completion in 2018, but ENR Southwest was granted a look inside the facility that will eventually house the world’s first compact X-ray laser. Pictured above is the laser room, which will eventually have layered walls of concrete, lead and aluminum that are about 4 ft wide.

Tucson Airport Reaches Milestone — A reimagined security checkpoint, the first project of Tucson International Airport’s Terminal Optimization Program, was opened to passengers April 18. The remainder of the $23-million upgrades, designed by DWL Architects and built by Sundt Construction, are expected to be open to the public by the end of 2017.

Dates & Events
June 3 to 7, 2017
Construction Financial Management Association Annual Meeting
CFOs and other construction executives from throughout the nation will gather for a four-day conference, providing educational and networking opportunities.
Aug. 6 to 9, 2017
ASCE Pipelines Conference
Surrounding the theme, “Reliability and Resiliency through Sustainable Design and Construction,” more than 1,000 attendees are expected.
Sept. 29 to Oct. 1
Conference on Architecture and Construction with Earthen Materials — Earth USA 2017
Santa Fe, N.M.
Now in it’s ninth year, the conference has expanded its fields of interest: Adobe, rammed earth, compressed-earth block and monolithic adobe.
Oct. 18 to 20, 2017
Las Vegas
The Metal Construction Association’s annual event brings manufacturers together with construction and design professionals.