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Roughly $100-million redo will boost flexibility for future assembly of varying rocket designs
Criticized for poor hospital-construction management, VA now willing to consider transferring program to the Corps.
Contractor was demolishing bridge on I-75.
Rider Levett Bucknall Counting Cranes as a Leading Market Indicator.
Judge Cuts Total BP OIl Spill Estimate
But critics warn bill would harm agencies’ ability to regulate.
Departmental working group identified areas for improvement
With the Dept. of Energy acknowledging that the cost to build the MOX project could reach $12 billion, critics tout a reconsideration of other options.
Accelerate the Pace of Innovation and Learning
Big data, automation are hot topics in industry.
But Critics say the industry is already reducing emissions of the greenhouse gas.
The deal fell through after the development team missed a series of closing deadlines.
A new service designed to analyze social, environmental and financial impacts of an infrastructure project design as part of BIM workflow is offered as a plug-in to AutoCAD Civil 3D.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
In a landmark deal to address the state’s aging transportation infrastructure, the Pennsylvania Dept. of Transportation signed a contract on Jan 12 with Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners to replace 558 bridges across the state by the end of 2017.
This week we look at a tape-measure tether from Hammerhead Industries and an articulating dump truck from Komatsu.
As DC Water’s assistant general manager of wastewater treatment, Walter Bailey played a key role in the public utility’s decision to implement an innovative system to create a better class of biosolids at the Blue Plains advanced wastewater treatment facility.
Horia Hangan is director and designer of the first lab able to reproduce Enhanced Fujita 4 tornados and powerful downbursts.
Willmott led an onsite crew of 80 workers to complete a science station in Antarctica without a single safety incident, despite significant logistical hurdles.
Creativity and collaboration spring from water agency’s immersive project management strategy.
White led the binational team that drove 72-ft-diameter piles.
Jim Wiethorn has, over the past three decades, investigated hundreds of crane accidents and generated a mountain of data on what causes lifting machines to fail
Sheppard is leading a team developing a standard test protocol for bird-friendly glass
Kleinfelder program team manager helped Cambridge, Mass., envision an innovative stormwater treatment wetland that’s boosting water quality and providing a unique urban oasis.
Wounded warrior turned construction firm chief sets an industry example at age 34 for entrepreneurial drive that highlights his mission to bring more veterans into the industry.
Meticulous pre-planner led hundreds of workers to execute a complex and record-setting undertaking in one of the busiest cities in the U.S.
Research demonstrated the viability of using economical isolators to dramatically improve seismic performance of single-family wood -framed houses
Knoxville, Tenn-based firm pioneers systematic tracking and disposal of major debris cleanup.
Former Design Giant CEO George Pierson reaps success with mentoring program he founded at his engineering alma mater.
A pro bono team, managed by volunteer Poston, spent 150,000 hours over six years to reorganize and reformat the structural concrete code, making it more user-friendly.
Memo of Understanding allowed Panama Canal’s third lane expansion program to move toward completion while claims are being resolved.
The synthetic hoist rope gave crane operators a bounty of benefits by reducing weight 80% versus traditional and grimy wire rope.
Clemson University’s first-of-its-kind test center is pushing the limits of renewable energy research
Skanska USA’s Chuck Jablon leads collaboration effort that delivers on Santiago Calatrava’s vision
The independent monitor has provided unique industry insights related to the construction consortium’s performance
Architect’s eye-opening kinetic sculpture for Atlanta facility raises the bar, especially for sports venues with operable roofs
The organizer of the first Earth Day masterminded the nation’s first speculative office building that is self-sustaining
Hetrick, then of AECOM, played key role in beating tight schedule for emergency Delaware bridge repair.
Charlie Gannon came with a lifetime of experiences that prepared him for the high-pressure work.
David Burrus steered a tight ship of partners to ensure that nothing got in the way of a successful completion of ARTIC.
Don Ahern survived the recession and a Chapter 11 bankruptcy to save his family’s equipment-rental business.
Since ENR’s first photo contest in 2002 the sheer number of excellent photos submitted, as well as ratio of good and excellent images to mediocre ones, has vastly improved. Some of that improvement is due to growth in the number of submission—with a high of over 1,500 last year—but much is due to technological innovations in the past 13 years as construction photography moved into the digital age.
Cat has committed up to $1 million if members of the Beavers raise twice that amount, or $2 million, through 2017.
Tennessee masonry contractor Wasco takes an unusual step in seeking protection during a messy disagreement over millions a union pension fund says the company owes.
A Rice University mechanical engineering sophomore thinks companies need to link more strategically with college freshmen.
Nissan wants to fill a major capability and price gap with its Cummins-equipped 2016 Titan XD.
Parsons, HNTB tap transport unit SVPs from public sector ranks; former URS-AECOM nuke sector VP goes to Fluor
Why was a costly federal project never redesigned to meet its original estimated cost to complete?
Plans include proposed new private infrastructure bonds for public-private ventures.
Bill would block Obama's 2014 executive orders, end 2012 deportation shield for "Dreamers."
Companies that targeted the oil and gas sector are watching how $50 per barrel oil will affect projects, results and staffing. O’Brien
New survey shows biggest long-term compensation drop for business-unit chiefs and financial top execs
Area's first design-build road project is rolling along.
A Tennessee masonry contractor's filing is connected to the company's withdrawal from a plan agreement with a bricklayers' local.
HOK acquires 360 Architecture; construction employment posts strong gain at year end
Nonresidential building planning end 2014 up 17% over a year ago.
But canal owner ACP disagrees with the dispute panel’s assertions and may appeal to Miami-based board by Jan. 27
In case dealing with KBR, justices seemed skeptical that 1942 law focused on criminal activity also applies to civil cases.
Utility companies National Grid and NStar said on Jan. 6 that they were withdrawing from their commitments to buy power from the Cape Wind project.
Rooftop solar panels are disrupting a century-old electric utility business model.
The U. S. Institute for Building Documentation has published the first standards for specifying contracts for as-built building measurement capture.
Expanding their offerings for mobile devices, Trimble has introduced ProjectSight, a subscription-based project management software app for iPads.
Project will produce 10,000 kilograms per day of plant fertilizer from biosolids phosphorus and nitrogen.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
The Year in Construction Photo Contest Runners Up.
British government will retake huge site's control, citing technical challenges and slow progress.
Parties to a contract must believe that the independent decision-maker is impartial, but this is impossible if it is the project architect.
This week we look at some cut-resistant gloves from Magid and a redesigned box beam level from Stanley.
For construction equipment managers, low oil prices offer short-term cost savings but make long-term plans tough.
A high-profile design practice with a glittering portfolio of projects, had dwindled to a small operation.
Though fuel economy was not as high as expected, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado is a truck that most anyone in construction can drive without much effort.
Federal program, which backstops private coverage for terrorism-related damages, is reauthorized through 2020.
Specialty trade contractors gained 25,500 jobs last month; heavy-civil firms picked up 11,600 and buildings sector added 10,800.
Veteran exec Larry Weyers will take helm as firm seeks strategies to boost share value.
But a presidential veto of legislation authorizing the project still looms.
Regional initiative aims to reverse deprivations resulting from years of inadequate policy, problems of pricing and lack of infrastructure.
Recent accidents included a tunnel collapse, foundation cave-in, roof collapse and two cases of scaffolding breaking down.
Measures to move project have strong House and Senate support but White House threatens veto.
This week we look at a wheel excavator from John Deere and a hole saw from Milwaukee Tool.
The rail link is part of a dream project to connect China with the United States and Canada.
Regular inspection and maintenance, it concluded, can make a crane of any vintage structurally fit for duty, says Haag Engineering Co.
Most of the world's longest arch bridges are in China.
How Balfour Beatty learned to increase the speed of internal innovation through the template of the hackathon.
Awards for Nuevo Laredo, Matamoros projects continue multi-year U.S. plan to upgrade facilities for busy consular program.
FirstEnergy's West Virginia utility expects 400MW of load growth from new gas facilities through 2019.
Builders keep waiting for the magic touch
Fracking paid dividends, wind and solar continued to grow and coal- and nuclear-fired electricity in the U.S. trailed off.
New business and technology innovators aim to move firms to the next level of growth and risk management.
Design and construction strategy for replacement booths and their 570-ft-long canopy focused on off-site construction.
The Obama Administration push to curb greenhouse gas emissions through regulation will be a key focus next year for the now Republican controlled Congress.
Supertowers are popping up in cities across the U.S., megadevelopments are back and trends in green buildings and modular construction continue.
Projects could be delayed if new Congress does not act quickly to extend TRIA program, officials warn.
New software simplifies slab heave calculations for geotechnical engineers.
Sadly, there are more than enough candidates in a list that includes a nuclear powerplant, a veterans hospital, a tunnel project and others.
ENR’s tech editors review some gadgets they’ve been testing this year.
The Big Three battled it out in 2014, and fleet owners will be better off for it
Fewer survey respondents saw market sectors shrinking and some 53% of CFOs noted profits up from the fourth quarter of 2013, an improvement from the last quarter's report.
Buoyed by recent project successes, industry advocates for increased application of virtual design and construction are becoming more convinced—and convincing—about VDC’s transformative potential.
U.S. General Services Administration funding allotment for fiscal 2015 includes nearly $315 million.