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12/13/2017

Construction of a $100 million, 222-room Curio Collection by Hilton hotel on Chicago's Navy Pier could begin next month. The five-story structure, complete with rooftop bar and restaurant, will be built on top of a current two-story building, and work could wrap up in 2019.

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12/13/2017

A $17.6 billion plan to rebuild Puerto Rico's power grid with renewable energy would make it less reliant on fossil fuels and more resistant to wind and storm damage. Puerto Rico's governor is requesting $94.4 billion from Congress, which would include money for the new grid.

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12/13/2017

Researchers at the University of Cambridge in England have developed a system that uses cameras and computer vision to warn large trucks about the potential of striking a low-hanging bridge. The system would cost about $20,000 for each direction, significantly less than a laser system.

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University of Cambridge
12/13/2017

Target has made a move into same-day delivery with the purchase of grocery service Shipt for $550 million. The acquisition is Target's latest attempt to catch up with Amazon in the home-delivery space.

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12/13/2017

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12/13/2017

The Nissan Leaf electric car has been remodeled to include the semi-autonomous ProPilot Assist system as an option. Nissan also extended the car's battery range to 150 miles and improved its steering.

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12/13/2017

RT3 member Heidi Ellsworth shares Five Key Technologies for Roofing Contractors. Technology comes in many shapes and sizes, but leading contractors are realizing that if they are not progressive in their use of technology, they are going to be left behind.

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rt3thinktank.com
12/13/2017

President Donald Trump, who as a candidate proposed $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, reportedly is planning to introduce his infrastructure plan in January. What will be in the final proposal is unclear, especially given uncertainty of the administration's stance on issues such as public-private partnerships.

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12/13/2017

Nashville has a $5.4 billion transit plan that would build 28 miles of light rail and 25 miles of rapid bus service. The project could create 3,850 jobs and build-out could take 14 years.

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Nashville, bus service
12/13/2017

A joint venture among Balfour Beatty Infrastructure, Branch Civil and STV Inc. has won a $129.7 million design-build contract for a 6.1-mile section of the Fayetteville Outer Loop in North Carolina. Design work is in the final stages, and the project could finish in the summer of 2021.

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Equipment World