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Fincantieri Marinette Marine hires contractor to build state-of-the-art ship lift

MARINETTE, Wis. (WBAY) – Fincantieri Marinette Marine (FMM) says it’s signed with a company to build a state-of-the-art shiplift system for its naval yard and have it ready in the next two years.



a view of a city: Photo illustration of Fincantieri Marinette Marine featuring the soon-to-be-built USS Constellation


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Photo illustration of Fincantieri Marinette Marine featuring the soon-to-be-built USS Constellation

Fincantieri says the new system will allow for launching and retrieving ships of nearly 10,000 tons in the Menominee River. It also allows Marinette Marine to build the ships more completely and test them in climate-controlled facilities before launching them.

Fincantieri specifically identifies the Constellation Class Frigates and Multi-Mission Surface Combatant (MMSC) benefiting from the new shiplift. Marinette Marine was awarded a Navy contract for the frigates earlier this year which is potentially worth $5.5 billion. The MMSC is based on the Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships (LCS) built in Marinette.

The shipbuilder doesn’t say how much the contract with

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Christchurch stadium design and build contractor to be chosen by end of year

An artist’s impression of inside the new Christchurch stadium as set up for concerts.

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An artist’s impression of inside the new Christchurch stadium as set up for concerts.

The roof for Christchurch’s new multi-use arena will cost $67.2 million alone – just $20m less than the main structure itself, new documents suggest.

The 25,000-seat covered central city arena is projected to cost a total $473m plus GST, with the Crown to contribute $220m and the Christchurch City Council providing the remaining $253m.

It will hold 35,000 people for concerts, including standing room. Up to 5000 temporary seats could be added at later.

Earlier this week, the council released documents outlining the project for companies interested in designing and building it. The council will pick a preferred contractor in December.

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* Concert cap, 11pm curfew mooted as noise control for new Christchurch stadium
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* Christchurch’s $470m stadium plan revealed: 25,000 seats, finished

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Buffalo defense contractor CUBRC gets $16 million in federal funds to build testing facility | Buffalo Politics News

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Sen. Charles Schumer stands next to a segment of a wind tunnel used in weapons development at CUBRC in a 2019 visit to the facility. 




WASHINGTON – CUBRC, a Buffalo-based defense contractor, has received $16 million in federal funding to construct a new hypersonic testing facility, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced Thursday.

“CUBRC is the only facility in the nation with the ability to test hypersonic weapons systems at flight conditions at full scale, and it is a critical part of both Western New York’s innovation economy and our national security,” Schumer said. “That’s why I’m proud to have secured this funding that will fund CUBRC’s groundbreaking improvement to its testing and evaluation complex, allowing us to win the global race on innovation in hypersonic technologies and weapons.”

The project will also boost local jobs, Schumer said.

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Nova Scotia company uses millions of plastic bottles to build homes, decks

Nova Scotia company uses millions of plastic bottles to build homes, decks
Nova Scotia company uses millions of plastic bottles to build homes, decks

Nova Scotia is no stranger to gale-force winds, intense storms and even the occasional hurricane. Newly constructed homes in this province must be able to withstand harsh conditions, and the sustainable buildings constructed by JD Composites are proving that they can stand formidable against these harsh local conditions.

The company, which was founded in the Sainte-Marie’s Bay area by Joel German and David Saulnier, builds homes, decks, sheds and other structures using their patented technology made from recycled plastic bottles. Their structural insulated panels (SIPs) consist of Armacell ArmaForm, which is 100 per cent made of recycled plastic bottles that are sourced from an Armacell facility in Brampton, Ontario.

Armacell’s polyethylene terephthalate (PET) technology creates foam products from recycled plastic bottles by crushing them into flakes that then undergo inhouse granulation and extrusion foaming processes. In addition to

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Students Build Studio 804’s Latest House in Challenging Times

Many schools of architecture were shut down last spring because of Covid-19, but the Studio 804 program at the University of Kansas Department of Architecture is no ordinary architecture program. It does something very unusual for an architecture school: it actually teaches students how to build a sophisticated building from the ground up. “This includes everything from initial design including all systems, construction documents, estimates, working with zoning and code officials, site layout, placing concrete, framing, roofing, siding, setting solar panels, landscape and more — there isn’t anything we don’t do ourselves.”

 Studio 804

The houses are always interesting modern designs that cannot be too unconventional or expensive as they are then sold on the open market. The 2020 version is 1550 square feet, plus a 520 square foot accessory dwelling unit.

 Studio 804

The main house has the entry facing a living wall, a great room with kitchen to

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Gracemark Homes to build in Serenity at Meridiana

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Gracemark Homes, a builder dedicated to new homes that fulfill the needs of active adult buyers, has been named the exclusive builder in Serenity at Meridiana, the community’s new 55-plus neighborhood.

From thoughtfully designed floor plans to the flexibility to customize structural and design options, Gracemark delivers a quality-built home and a top-quality home buying experience for those who have worked hard to earn this hassle-free, comfort-rich living experience.


Serenity at Meridiana represents an active-adult enclave of single-family

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Watch Contractors Hypnotically Build an Entire Wind Turbine Farm

From Popular Mechanics

Get ready to see one of the biggest and most common large technical installations of today: a wind turbine farm. First there are countless meters of trenching and cable laying, then the digout of a gigantic pit for the base. It only gets better from there.

➡ You love badass construction projects. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together.

Let’s watch what happens.

To start, the team lays a concrete disc that covers the entire base of the foundation. Then, the contractors place an anchor cage in the center and start to lay radiating rebar that extends out in a sunburst shape. Ultimately, the resulting cage assembly looks like a very wide and flat jungle gym. It extends to the edges of the concrete base and its very top lies flush with the surrounding ground level.

A bunch of very patient, talented workers fill the

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Contractors urged to build roads professionally over rivers

Regional News of Friday, 25 September 2020

Source: GNA

2020-09-25

Road constructors have been advised to professionally build roads. File photoRoad constructors have been advised to professionally build roads. File photo

Upper East Regional Director of the Water Resources Commission, Aaron Aduna has urged road contractors to professionally build roads on major rivers in order to prevent damage from floods.

He said the experience of the recent floods in the Upper East and North East Regions had shown the need to have the roads raised higher at flood-prone areas to protect the culverts and Bridges.

Mr Aduna, who was reacting to the recent floods in the Upper East Region in an interview with the GNA, pointed to the overflow of the White Volta River over the Pwal?gu Bridge in the Talensi District and the Kobore Bridge in the Bind?ri District as drainage challenges and advised that roads on such stretches should be raised to ensure that water did not collect

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Watch Crew Build Wind Turbine Farm

  • Watch as builders dig, frame, and fill the foundation for a 250-foot wind turbine.
  • Turbines are growing in popularity all the time, and they’re marvels of engineering.
  • Three words: sixteen African elephants.

    Get ready to see one of the biggest and most common large technical installations of today: a wind turbine farm. First there are countless meters of trenching and cable laying, then the digout of a gigantic pit for the base. It only gets better from there.

    You love badass construction projects. So do we. Let’s nerd out over them together.

    Let’s watch what happens.

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    To start, the team lays a concrete disc that covers the entire base of the foundation. Then, the contractors place an anchor

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    Jimmy Mitchell Polley, 55, gifted handyman who could build anything

    Jimmy Mitchell Polley

    CASTLE HAYNE — Jimmy Mitchell Polley, 55, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born May 19, 1965, in Elizabeth City.

    Jimmy worked at Allied Pest Control for 10 years, and his coworkers were like a second family to him. He liked going to Cabela’s, watching football and cheering on his favorite football team, the Dallas Cowboys. Jimmy loved eating seafood, collecting coins and listening to music. He was a great handyman and could build anything. Jimmy could light up a room and make everyone laugh. Jimmy was a loving husband, father and grandfather who will be missed by many.

    Jimmy was preceded in death by his brother, Jeffery Polley.

    Jimmy is survived by his wife, Pamela Futch Polley; father, Jimmy Polley, and his wife, Margaret, of Dallas, Texas; mother, Shirley Ann Joye; stepdaughter, Megan Seeger, and her husband,

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