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Canada-based Williams was an expert in microclimate impacts on building performance; Podolny, a former FHWA senior structural engineer, was a bridge design guru; Hines led the school design practice at Connecticut structural firm, The DiSalvo Engineering Group
Survey says region's oil and gas development has spawned 45,000 new jobs since 2008.
“Fears of Chinese companies calling the shots in AIIB-funded projects are unfounded," says Sunil Kanoria, vice chairman of Srei Infrastructure Finance Co.
BIM Forum shows progress of industry that is looking at models as the databases they are. We compile highlights, quotes and thought leadership.
Engineers from around the world debated project transparency earlier this month in Panama City at an American Society of Civil Engineers conference.
The grassroots coalition, whose goal is to leverage digital information among project teams, is out with a new website and guidelines for adoption.
First flood-resilient house in the U.K. with a floating foundation nears completion.
Two engineering educators outline a vision for a transformation in engineering education to meet the needs of a changing society and a more demanding student body.
Building some of the worlds most notable deep foundations involved a variety of world records for pile driving and drilled shafts.
Kidnappings shed light on Chinese firms' heavy reliance on expatriates to keep projects on track, despite promises to hire more locals.
Pentagon hopes to integrate climate change considerations into planning.
Researchers at MIT have found that portland cement can be manipulated to become stronger while at the same time posing less harm to the environment.
Morrissey-Goodale study pins 24% of key hire departures to difficulties with bosses, but also cites several other turnover catalysts.
Major concrete pour for New Zealand bus station marks rebuilding milestone.
Bechtel names new executives in reshuffled global structure; Vinci UK loses execs as new sector chief comes in
Ruling says that the state cannot file suit to block a regulation before it becomes final.
The latest BIM 360 Layout app is designed to close the gap between the project's core data model and construction layout activities in the field.
Energy construction in South Africa has created new opportunities for heavy equipment suppliers, especially crane companies.
Public-private Global Infrastructure Facility will start pilot phase this year, focusing on "climate friendly" or trade-boosting projects.
Although every innovation opens the door to new risks, some of which can’t be managed, risk-averse strategies without innovation are a dead-end for the industry.
Updates about construction professionals in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Rich data from McGraw-Hill Research & Analytics about Mid-Atlantic markets.
Subcontractors and specialty firms are beginning to reap the revenues of increased market activity throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
District of Columbia’s Ballou High School rises from a challenging site and includes added features to serve wider neighborhood needs.
This week we look at a surface drill rig from Sandvik and a compact wheel loader from Caterpillar.
Overturns and falls from height were the two leading causes of aerial work platform fatalities globally in the first half of the year, according to new accident data.
But EPA disputes the IG's claims concerning most of the $781,000 in questioned spending.
Giant crane passes beneath the Tappan Zee Bridge with only a few feet to spare.
Investors worry that traditional inefficiencies in Brazil's rail freight system will not be alleviated by the proposed concession system.
Burns & McDonnell elevates Mike Brown to run newly-created international unit; ASCE’s Pat Natale joins HMM
Letters to the editor in response to "The Promise and Pitfalls of Modular Buildings."
Bluebeam Software picked up by Nemetschek; SmartUse bought by Newforma
Project will help diversify San Antonio’s water supply
Construction on the world's largest dam-raise project of its kind wrapped up this summer, providing the San Diego County Water Authority with an additional 152,000 acre-ft of water, more than doubling the capacity of the St. Vincente reservoir.
Current groundwater supplies are deterioriating, officials say.
Firms say utilities are rethinking water reuse, desalination
Design competition, charrette and reports help flood-vulnerable areas ready themselves for rising tides.
Project would be first such facility on East Coast, but may face court challenge from environmentalists.
AEC Hackathon events gain frequency and produce more working applications.
DOE provides up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for advanced nuclear projects.
1,000-ft-tall SkyRise Miami observation tower expected to open in 2018.
CREW Network President Judith Nitsch, an engineering firm exec (left), queries potential 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton on womens' risk-taking and role in the economy at Miami conference.
As the result of the fraud, CB&I is tightening controls and enhancing training at its Lake Charles, La., plant.
Comment period on controversial rule extended until Nov. 14.
Campaign seeks to have 2015 appropriations roughly equal the hike WRRDA authorized.
Understanding the link between sustainable office buildings and employee wellness and productivity can improve a company’s bottom line, says a new World Green Building Council report.
Sandy seawater inundation results in ongoing damage to concrete and steel elements of New York City-area train route.
The giant floating crane was fitted with fresh wire rope and tested this summer to prove that the rig was ready to tackle the project’s heaviest modules.
This week we look at a Tier 4 ride-on trencher from Ditch Witch and a zero-tail-swing excavator from Bobcat.
Contract, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
The truck-mounted lift costs $2.75 million to buy but sets up in as little as 15 minutes.
Lampson’s latest heavy-lifter has been updated with hydraulically-operated hoists.
Timothy W. Triplett of Black & Veatch outlines the company’s risk-control framework as it aims for better than 20% annual growth.
With Top Line Improving, Firms Now Focus on Bottom Line
After destroying multiple structures, the King Fire in California is 90% contained after rains assist firefighters’ efforts.
What's driving the intenstifying interest in construction software?
Researchers’ new design methodology calls for stronger and stiffer wood framing with or without base isolation
Highlights include release of two major reports, remarks by EPA Administrator
The $2.2-billion Champlain Hudson Power Express, to be partially under water, received a U.S. Energy Dept. permit on Oct. 1.
The industry's September jobless rate was 7%, down from August's 7.7% and well below September 2013's 8.5%
Dodge index slows and the battle intensifies over the B2 BKLYN modular tower.
Daniel A. Cuoco led several high-profile investigations but his most important project was overseeing rescue efforts and the clean-up work after the attacks on the World Trade Center
ASCE-Eno Study calls for linking federal discretionary funding to transportation projects’ performance.
Industry groups are watching cases dealing with contractors’ liability protections, agencies’ regulatory procedures.
Major funding source for big projects may face a lawsuit.
Mount Polley spill fallout triggers inspections inspections at nearly 100 tailings ponds and calls for more inspectors.
This week we look at a compact wheel loader from Case and a cordless reciprocating saw from DeWalt.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from McGraw Hill Construction's Dodge.
With more proposal choices in a recovering market, “go-no-go" is more rigorous to weigh costs for the best project fit.
If trends in construction point to one thing, it's that mid-sized to smaller contractors are updating the software they need to run businesses more profitably. Industry experts weigh in.
Although August's spending was up 5% on a year-over-year basis, the total dipped slightly from July's level.
Viewpoint Construction Software has rolled out some major upgrades to its platform and product suites that offer integration with other platforms.
A new collision-mitigation technology available next year from Bendix will be able to respond to stationary objects in the path of a heavy truck.
Crane operator exams will continue to be administered, though possibly at a slower pace, while OSHA re-examines its crane rules.
But firm wins $500-million nuclear site award in joint venture; Atkins reports earlier year layoffs.
Software firm Bentley Systems Inc. has acquired Blueridge Analytics Inc., the provider of SITEOPS.
The Wayne County, Mich., prosecutor has charged three current and former county employees with felonies and misdemeanors for misconduct and neglect of duty in allegedly failing to inform county commissioners of increases in the cost of a partly completed jail project.
After shoring up foundations on five severely corroded piers, agency orders monitoring program for 17 others.
Maine has made inroads against fraudulent worker misclassification, but Texas is just starting to get serious about the problem.
Observers see pent-up infrastructure needs even as officials weigh new procurement reforms.
Operators will now have until Nov. 2017 to obtain a valid certification to run a crane on U.S. construction sites.
New release of WaterCAD, WaterGEMS and HAMMER V8i bring improved capabilities for using SCADA data across disciplines
Bowling Green, Ky., museum’s board cites extra costs and safety as reasons to permanently fill opening that swallowed eight sports cars in February.
Powered by Tesla’s Nevada gigafactory and other recent techno;ogical advaces, global market sector is expected to grow by 8% a year to $50 billion, say researchers.
Senate Majority Leader Reid says he plans to take up a tax-incentive extensions bill after the elections. House Ways and Means panel has backed a more incremental approach.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from McGraw Hill Construction Dodge.
Thousands rally in New York City urging action on climate change, while the FTA awards the bulk of it's post-Sandy funding to New York and New Jersey.
Crews are using now-defunct riveting techniques in rehabilitation of a 106-year-old Boston crossing.
The new Tappan Zee Bridge is beginning to rise above the water line, but the project’s finances remain in a state of flux as the EPA rejected a plan pushed by N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) to use state clean water funds for the project.
But faulty drilling and construction of wells could cause environmental problems.
Task force delivers an analysis of why national progress on flood risk management is disappointing and offers recommendations to get things moving
This week we look at a skid steer loader from Mustang and a stand-up decking tool from Hilti.
In terms of NextGen air-traffic-control technology, U.S. airports are ready for takeoff, but the industry is still waiting on the tarmac for progress on a key goal: raising the per-ticket passenger facility charge (PFC) to $8.50 from $4.50, to fund infrastructure projects.
Design adapted from fruit handling system shoots live fish uphill through 120 ft tube without harm.
New NAM study says annual infusion of $83 billion over 15 years will boost GDP, jobs, workers' pay.
The excavator controls, which are aimed at urban jobsites, require no GPS sensors, researchers say.
For an extra $9,500, GM offers bifuel versions of the heavy-duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra.
Two-year review in Japan uncovers errors with wedge sockets on construction cranes.
The buyer of the McGraw-Hill units is Symphony Technology Group in Palo Alto, Calif. in a deal set to close by December.