When we are usually talking about some impressive, out-of-the-ordinary construction projects that are innovating the industry, then this time we are taking a bit different approach. This week, we are talking about 3 particular problems that different construction projects are facing. As you might know from your own experience or as you might have heard, the bigger the project, the more problems. What sets aside the “winners” and “losers” in the industry, is how these obstacles are conquered.
First comes a news about a project you might know already: the FAST Act. The funding is on hold again, which can affect quite severly the upcoming construction season. More notable is the fact the promises of contributing to the infrastructure have been a crucial part of the elections but now it seems these promises will not be kept.
Read the full news: Infrastructure funding boost on hold
The Dakota Access oil pipeline had been planned to be finished before the end of 2016, however as the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement, the project will be delayed and will cost millions for the builders. Though experts have a quite positive outlook, the financial impact is undeniable: the delay is estimated to cost $83.3 for every delayed month. Could this be the end of the project?
Read further: Dakota Access oil pipeline completion delayed
The more project costs grow, the more likely it is for projects to get a hold – that’s the case with the Green Line extension. However, the prognosis is positive and the project is expected to run on schedule from now on!
Continue reading: The Green Line extension opening delayed for several years
Some of the biggest and boldest projects of our histories can be accompanied by series of problems. If you are facing some obstacles of your own, take some inspiration from these news and you might just solve those issues in no time!