On Thursday March 23, an update on the Florida Legislature’s 2017 session will be held at a dinner at the Seasons 52 in Orlando.

Maintaining healthy backlogs and working on workforce shortages are the top priorities for the contracting firm leaders.

PortMiami’s Cruise Terminal F has begun a $37.5 million expansion by the Miami-based Munilla Construction Management, according to the South Florida Business Journal. The terminal will be used by MSC Cruises, an upscale cruise line headquartered in Fort Lauderdale.

Nine Florida workers, including five in South Florida, have been listed on ENR’s Top Young Professional’s List. The list was announced in January and represents the best-of-the-best in construction and design careers.

Elaine L. Chao, nominee for the head of the Department of Transportation as chosen by President-elect Donald Trump, will be drawing on her federal and private-sector work experience to help lead Trump’s proposed decade-long $1 trillion infrastructure plan. According to the Engineering News-Record, while details on this plan have yet to be announced, Chao’s role will be crucial.

The Orlando-based estate development group Tavistock Development Co. has bought the Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six hotel and marina in Fort Lauderdale. According to the Sun Sentinel, the property was purchased for $165 million.

ISG Principal Craig Studnicky addressed the many facets of the South Florida preconstruction condo market. Studnicky cited challenges that included the increasing supply of preconstruction condos and a lack of buyer’s urgency, according to The Real Deal.

Donald Trump’s presidential victory has given economists a reason to take another look at the construction market forecasts, according to the ENR Mountain States.

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