Slowly but surely, a clearer picture of the details behind President Trump’s US$1 trillion 10-year infrastructure plan are coming together through the various Budget related documents released throughout the first half of 2017. The first sign of something concrete came in January, when the Trump Administration released a list of projects to the National Governor’s Association entitled Emergency and National Security Projects. These projects were identified as being of the highest priority going forward. The project list carries a total value of US$137.5 billion, and while yet to be confirmed, it is expected that 50% of the funding will come through private investment and that the projects will directly create 193,350 job years.
Jacobs Engineering Group has secured a professional services prime contract for project and construction management from Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA).
Enel Green Power North America (EGPNA), a subsidiary of Enel, has commenced construction on the $435M Thunder Ranch wind farm in Oklahoma, US.
Education Realty Trust (EdR) and Cornell University have broken ground on a new housing project for the university’s graduate and professional students.
The University of Pennsylvania has announced the start of construction on a new $1.5bn hospital on Penn Medicine’s West Philadelphia campus in Pennsylvania, US.
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) has started construction on the $83M Medical Sciences Building (MSB) II in the US.
Jackson Healthcare, a US-based healthcare staffing firm, has broken ground on a project to expand its corporate headquarters in Alpharetta, Georgia.
A joint venture of Balfour Beatty and Fluor Corporation has been awarded a $625M contract to reconstruct and improve an 11-mile stretch of road in Dallas, Texas.
Finnish tyre manufacturer Nokian Tyres has announced plans to invest nearly $360M in a greenfield factory in Dayton (Rhea County), Tennessee.
Avangrid Renewables, the US-based subsidiary of Iberdrola, and Apple Energy, an energy subsidiary of tech giant Apple, have signed an agreement for the long-term sale of power generated at the Montague Wind Farm in Oregon, US.
Ford Motor Company has started construction on Wagner Place, an urban development featuring office and retail space, in West Dearborn, Michigan.
A wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co has received tax equity financing commitments from MidAmerican Wind Tax Equity Holdings, a Berkshire Hathaway Energy subsidiary, and Citi for its 160MW Rattlesnake Wind Project in McCulloch County, Texas.
The board of directors of the Illinois Tollway has agreed to proceed with planning for a $4bn rebuilding project on the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) between Balmoral Avenue and 95th Street.
Braidy Industries has teamed up with the State of Kentucky and the Ashland Alliance to construct a $1.3bn Greenfield aluminum rolling mill in Kentucky, US.
Holliday Fenoglio Fowler (HFF) has obtained $142M in financing for the development of a mixed-use lifestyle project, known as Pinecrest, in Ohio, US.
Hines, Urban Atlantic and Triden Development Group, on behalf of the developer TPWR Developer LLC, have broken ground on a new mixed-use neighbourhood in Washington, DC.
Canadian Solar has secured $97M in debt financing from Prudential Capital Group for its 92MWp IS-42 solar power project near Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Japanese automaker Honda is set to invest $124M in the construction of a multifunctional aeroacoustic wind tunnel facility in East Liberty, Ohio.
Auto supplier Flex-N-Gate has broken ground on its new $95M manufacturing facility at the I-94 Industrial Park in Detroit, Michigan.
University of Rhode Island (URI) has broken ground on its new $125M engineering complex.