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The opening of New Orleans’ $145-million prison has been delayed multiple times, most recently due to an order from Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration to halt construction.
Canadian design-builder should execute project profitably, says analyst.
Royal HaskoningDHV and Chairman Erik Oostwegel set sights to expand firm's water engineering expertise at home to emerging economies and new design sectors worldwide.
The Federal Highway Administration provided $2 million in emergency-relief funds to repair a California bridge that partially collapsed after the foundation washed away under an abutment.
Global design markets are facing headwinds from political turmoil, falling oil prices and economic uncertainties
Report finds most agencies are using third-party green building certification systems, but that they are still facing challenges in meeting all federal requirements.
Construction groups say "hazardous" designation supported by environmental advocates would be the death-knell of coal ash recycling.
Bills have critics on both sides of aisle, but lawmakers say bills represent areas of "common ground."
Despite desire for comprehensive tax reform, lawmakers say another short-term extension package is necessary.
The 280-unit complex in Folsom was issued permits in 2014 and 2015 to repair dry rot on stairways, including the one that failed on July 3.
Contractors with strong safety cultures enjoy more than just significantly lower injury rates.
The print produces a precisely detailed holograph that is viewable from all angles without the need for special glasses or other equipment often associated with 3D technologies.
A growing number of young people are bypassing four-year colleges and opting for trade schools and apprenticeships.
Weeks after defaulting on five Texas road projects, the root causes remain unclear about hy Tradeco is off the jobs.
After a rocky few years, the largest U.S. concrete pumping firm now focuses on expanding current markets while pursuing greenfield opportunities and acquisitions.
Were there hints that a bridge inspector with a faked college degree wasn't telling the truth?
The energy sector was targeted in a third of the 245 cyberattacks on industrial control systems that a U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security team responded to in 2014.
The Bahamian is seeking to take control over the resort developer's bankruptcy proceedings.
Arcadis' annual report shows a deterioration, with disputes involving greater sums and taking longer to resolve.
Richard Wankmuller shares outlook for Australian design firm Cardno's future through latest results shortfall and market transition.
TBM finishes first section of new water tunnel in D.C., removing 1.2 million tons of material.
Terms of the settlement state that FCA must also offer to buy back hundreds of thousands of Ram trucks recalled in 2013.
Looking to monetize telematics to help recoup the added costs of clean-diesel technology, manufacturers are finding new ways to bundle fleet services with machine sales.
Sales of construction equipment are performing better this year, but suppliers are taking a cautious approach to their full-year outlooks.
Construction of site improvements, including security fencing, access roads and culverts for a $25-million, 217-acre unmanned aerial-systems park, began in Grand Forks, N.D., in July.
This week we look at a SDS rotary hammer from DeWalt and a metal circular saw from Bosch.
Weidlinger veteran helped build many of America's most well-known structures
DRIVE Act's architects shift more aid to transit, offset partly by deep cuts to TIFIA funding.
Six-year measure, which has only three years' funding guaranteed, wins procedural vote after losing one a day earlier.
Dodge Data & Analytics says month-to-month comparison is skewed by huge LNG project launched in May.
Officials hope $2-billion Silver Line won't be delayed.
When an innovative solution is implemented, there is 70% likelihood that by the time a fifth project is executed, it will be forgotten and practices revert to what was as been done in the past. Fiatech means to change this through education.
A company that makes systems for algae growth and harvesting, repurposed its machines to tackle flowback water from the Oil & Gas industry.
New standards include routine tunnel examinations at least every 24 months.
The new regulation requires regular maintenance inspections for balconies of existing and future buildings.
The latest courtroom maneuvers are occurring even as the contractor and developer participate in negotiations aimed at restarting construction of the $3.5-billion Baha Mar project.
This week we look at a soil compactor from Volvo and a diamond blade from Lackmond.
The Boston Olympics committee wants to surpass Chicago’s detailed risk analysis, so more explanations are needed, argues ENR"s Richard Korman.
California officials again revise plans to construct a $15-billion Bay Delta tunnel and pumping stations.
"Bertha" could begin excavating under Seattle again in November.
Nepal and India are starting to exert more pressure on booming Gulf nation to moderate kafala system and improve working conditions for hundreds of thousands of workers.
Global designer will pay a $17.1-million fine in deferred prosecution pact over violations it uncovered; two ex-senior vice presidents pleaded guilty and will be sentenced in November.
State hits Connecticut engineer with substantial fine for failure to check staff member’s background.
If deal on multi-year package is reached, procedural floor vote could occur within days.
When complete, the app will enable buyers to verify that a machine complies with AEMP data-stream protocols.
Why despite payment protections aren't subcontractors protected? The construction industry's pervasive culture of risk-shifting, says the author.
A new ENR survey finds that designers and contractors often try to steer clear of developers, condominium projects and clauses that open them to unlimited liability.
Many engineers, consultants and contractors will have to seek work in places other than Missouri through the rest of the decade. Early this month, the Missouri Dept. of Transportation announced it will not embark on any new expansion projects in its five-year FY2016-20 transportation plan, due to lack of funding.
Engineers are using a newly developed carbon-fiber-reinforced geopolymer mortar as a conductor for cathodic protection.
Everglades restoration reached a new milestone with two recent developments in the plan for water storage.
Contractors are refining the design of a controversial $270-million London pedestrian bridge, planned as a garden straddling the River Thames.
As federal highway and transit programs’ funding authority nears a July 31 expiration, Congress is laboring to find a fix.
Former steel plant to produce edible plants.
NISB modular survey underway and fallout continues from the bankrupt Baha Mar project.
Critics say project to divert 97 billion gal of water from Colorado's Yampa River to new reservoirs would irreparably harm the waterway.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration will delay fully enforcing its new rule for construction in confined spaces to give firms more time to comply with its training requirements.
The American Farm Bureau, National Association of Home Builders and other groups are reviewing whether they will appeal a court ruling upholding mandatory pollution reductions in Chesapeake Bay.
At the Construction Financial Management Association’s record-turnout annual conference, Chairman J. Brad Robinson said this year’s conference theme, “The Power of One,” was inspired by the “singular, powerful moments” when you invest time in someone else or benefit from someone else’s investment in you.
This week we look at a new range of telehandlers from Gehl and a portable welder from Nelson Stud Welding.
States with areas damaged by the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill expect an infusion of cash, but not immediately.
Firm took a similar step in 2002 but withdrew plans as market changed.
Mandatory 10-year debarment for infractions, now faced by SNC-Lavalin, will be halved after business outcry; firm is part of a team named by the government as P3 contractor for a huge Montreal bridge replacement.
Construction machinery sales in Brazil are forecast to decline to 15,800 units, a 37.8% decrease since last year.
Essentially, the 2015 Chevrolet City Express is a Nissan NV200 with a bow tie on the grille, and it is every bit as versatile.
Extension through Dec. 18 would include transfers to Highway Trust Fund from general fund.
COO Mike McKelvy will replace Tom Gilbane in added role in January; Susan Hayes is named to run NY developer Forest City's modular unit.
Steven J. Demetriou, a former aluminum producer firm CEO, joins the California engineer-contractor-R&D firm next month.
Peckar & Abramson’s American Practice Group leader explains the dispute review boards set up for temporary structures at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
Survey shows among construction disciplines, subcontractors lead in R&D spend
With the project at 97% completion, the Bahamas-based developer seeks protection from creditors and puts the blame on the contractor, China Construction America.
Auckland transit route will require extensive excavation.
Reclamation of contaminated land is a big hurdle in planned Chek Lap Kok expansion.
Business groups welcome faster up-or-down congressional votes but unions are concerned the legislation will cost U.S. jobs.
ASHRAE issues first standard to reduce risk of Legionnaires' disease caused by building water systems.
After more than two years of work, the core and shell is complete for the Baroque replica of the 15th-Century Berlin Palace-Humboldtforum.
Critics contend trade deal could be job-killer; supporters say just the opposite.
Kickback scandal adds to an already-growing economic slump in Latin America.
Key component of the complex is a 4-million-tonne-per-year naptha cracker.
The competition is open to entries until August 21 to entries from any municipality in the world.
Bank ceased approving new loans when authorization expired on June 30.
Aquariums are typically built by general contractors with experience in the water and wastewater sectors
Planned waterway will eliminate a major river transport bottleneck in northern Europe when completed in 2025.
Panama Canal expansion enters next phase.
Richard Wankmuller jumps to firm after stint running North American unit of rival GHD Ltd.
Anadarko awarded construction contract in May to team of Chicago Bridge & Iron, Chiyoda and an Eni subsidiary.
Frank Doyle aims to use hedge fund CEO's bequest to create bigger and collaborative education-research program at the Ivy League school.
Letter to the Editor regarding record bridge slides.
Letter to the Editor regarding recent IPD coverage.
Letter to the Editor regarding climate change coverage.
Unemployment rate declines to 6.3% from May's 6.7% and is markedly better than year-earlier 8.2%.
May's total ticks up only 0.8% from April but rises 8.2% from year-earlier level.
Two 17.6-meter-diameter tunnel boring machines are said to be the world's largest.
Houston airport selected by FAA for spaceport; Boston 2024 unveils revised plan to host Olympics.
As a two-year hiring freeze is lifted, US Navy's construction arm ramps up talent push to get projects moving.
A June settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and cement powerhouses Holcim and LaFarge included divestitures of North American assets.
Survey shows salaries rose by 3.46% in 2014, up from 3.24% the year before.
Inspection reveals stripped threads, loss of protective coatings and microindicators in the east suspension span, prompting further investigation.
Technology firm will seek to use renewable energy sources to power its planned center in northern Alabama.
“If it can be identified, managed and mitigated, any risk can be tolerated,” the company's managing general counsel told the ENR Risk Summit audience in Dallas..