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As the journey begins Dan offer's his initial thoughts on the state of the nation's infrastructure.
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A slideshow of the first leg of Aileen and Dan's cross-country journey over America's infrastructure.
Volume of new projects climbed 10% from March, but declined 3%, when major projects are excluded.
Newest 'framework' award to Balfour Beatty allows direct contracting on projects without separate bidding each time.
Chinese contractors have a solid footing in the Israeli infrastructure market.
Senate approval and Obama's signature are expected for what would be the 33rd extension in six years.
Equipmaker JCB has donated more than $1.2 million of machines to assist military-led relief efforts, but monsoons expected this month will complicate efforts.
Overly restrictive interpretations carry potentially onerous consequences for the contractor.
Builders of a Miami Dade College parking garage that partially collapsed during construction have agreed to a $26.5-million settlement that will completely rebuild the 520,000-sq-ft structure.
Work begins anew at troubled B2 BKLYN, which is planned as the world's tallest volumetric modular building.
News from the American Institute of Architects convention, including proposed code changes for heavy timber frames and a new AIA teaming agreement.
Roof steel erection scheduled to begin this fall at Atlanta Falcons stadium
Executive sees a bright future in transportation and water work.
A desire to recruit, reward and retain corporate leaders through stock payout is a factor in more industry M&As.
Comments by a leading engineer on the expected impact of climate change on Bangladesh.
Fire code consultant and 2004 ENR Newsmaker Richard C. Schulte dies at age 60.
Open communication, not emailing and legal case building, can prevent project distrust and deceleration.
Research and development budgets are shifting from emission reductions to making cleaner-burning engines more efficient.
Tunnel planned to relieve traffic woes in Chittagong.
India commits to developing nuclear power further.
In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the Eugene Water & Electric Board seeks damages for the failure of hoists on a dam on the McKenzie River in Oregon.
Preferred bidding approach shortens construction process for utilities.
Changes mandated by the Federal Railroad Administration include expanded use of Automatic Train Control and studies of risks on curves.
The 60-story luxury condominium tower features a first-of-its-kind car elevator system that lets residents go along for the ride.
A Windows-based app that synchronizes files across cloud platforms, network file-shares and most data storage systems will soon allow admins to manage operations at a desktop level and make that data searchable.
House panel says Amtrak had train-control equipment in place at accident location but hadn't yet acquired necessary bandwidth to activate system.
As part of the settlement, the utility will pay $68 million in fines, and will fund $34 million in environmental mitigation programs.
A 13-liter engine is standard, but Cat plans soon to launch a 15-liter option.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announces selection of former Washington, D.C. airport exec to take new role on June 1; Dorval Carter also named as new transit chief.
Experts see more dealmaking ahead, but cite oil prices and public sector funding uncertainty as risk factors
Boston’s Shawmut has tailored its business model to meet the needs of its high-profile clients across the country.
New apps allow contractors to list idle equipment for rent.
But vote fell short of two-thirds majority needed to override a presidential veto.
11.2-million-sq-ft first phase of air-rights development is at the mercy of the track outages offered by the Long Island Railroad
New York City's rezoned Hudson Yards District starts to sizzle with construction activity.
Three hurdles keep construction companies from fully utilizing technology, they are: adopting, investing and embracing tech.
New Jersey is the only state in the Northeast without a climate adaptation plan.
Bill for March landslide pegged at $10 million to date.
Blending expertise and funding from public and private sources, the village of Potsdam, N.Y., will evaluate a microgrid system now under development.
Sexual harrassment, being addressed by Kiewit HR exec Jill Thomsen at May 6 ENR conference, was one of the “elephants in the room” for 300 women attendees that also include pay disparity and mentoring.
Miami Dade College settles with the contractor in a 2013 garage collapse.
The Freightliner Inspiration truck combines existing collision-mitigation technology to provide an autopilot mode during long highway trips.
Uncertainty over highway-transit legislation hangs over Infrastructure Week.
Since California has always been a magnet for immigrants, it shouldn't have surprised me that, over the years, so many of my closest relations—my sister, parents, ex-wife and son—migrated there from New York City, our home turf.
Measure would apply to transportation and non-transportation projects of more than $200 million,
Despite crashing oil prices during the past year, big-ticket projects in the U.S. Gulf Coast and West Coast continue, but at a more manageable pace.
China's leader wants to improve his country's economy with a global infrastructure plan.
Bringing Bluetooth and WiFi to lighting controls is nothing new, but scaling them to larger facilities can cause issues. At Lightfair 2015, Sycamore, Ill.-based lighting-connector maker IDEAL announced Audacy, a system suited for large installations that can bring big energy savings.
Looking to build a better lightbulb, Shuji Nakamura led development of the blue LED in 1994.
Procore Technologies Inc. announces release of open-source API and sells out recent user conference.
The 95,000-lb machine also marks the end of a decades-long remarkteing agreement with Liebherr.
A special hydraulic-equalization system helped the gantry handle uneven loads.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
The authors of a controversial report estimate that completion of the MOX project may not occur until 2043, or later.
Sophisticated documentation technology ensures that contractors and owners get the most out of their project photos.
New research says more owners are leveraging building informaiton modeling for help with facilities management.
The demise of firms caught between tiny niche players and giants "has been miscalculated," says a new research study.
Tech sector propels Washington and Oregon to greater heights, but a collapsing oil-based economy sends Alaska into free fall.
Jon Magnusson, senior principal with Magnusson Klemencic Associates, remapped the landscape of a city and a profession.
Alaska Municipal Light & Power takes on a $275 thermal generation power plant it says will be among the world’s most efficient.
Meet 10 young professionals who already are making lasting contributions to their professions.
Derish Wolff, who left the firm in 2010 and pleaded guilty to federal charges, will spend one year under house arrest and pay a $4.5-million fine.
Hill International rejects private equity bid
Specialty trade contractors set pace with 41,000 jobs gained, but nonresidential building loses 7,800.
Good personal and business credit scores will help firms qualify for reasonably priced financing options.
Industry experts offer practical ways for contractors to improve safety programs and lower recordable incident rates.
Focusing on strengths may help the bottom line
Vanir Construction Hires Ex-Parsons Top Exec as CEO.
Many firms worry about how consolidation will affect them.
Oversized ‘barrel monsters’ are designed to slow drivers in highway work zones.
Advocates consider the U.S. Green Building Council's new pilot credit for worker safety an important advance.
?Engineers employ an innovative damper system to mitigate noise in tight spots at $270-million light rail expansion.
Union sponsored event focused on boosting recruiting and developing women for long -term craft careers.
Is the study of the industry’s long development an exercise in antiquarianism or is there a useful purpose?
Safety Week, the grass roots drive of industry executives to focus the nation’s attention on construction safety, has grown this year with 44 sponsoring companies, 23 sponsoring associations and endorsement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
But bill also freezes VA major construction projects’ budget at 2015’s level.
Designed by artist Janet Echelman, the giant aerial sculpture attaches to nearby high-rise buildings.
Fiber-reinforced crossing has a 100-year design life.
State and Federal officials previewed a scaled-back plan to restore a smaller portion of the Bay Delta, but on a faster timeline.
Grant, 88, pushed engineering sustainability in the late 1980s; Grunley, 98, launched D.C. area contracting company; Smith advanced construction education at Texas A&M University.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
The case is one of few in the country where a corporation has been indicted for vehicular homicide.
Tradespeople like KBR welding inspector Holley Thomas, with boss Stuart Bradie, say they like their work, the opportunity for advancement and the satisfaction of building; Holley was cited by ABC as its craft professional of the year.
The delay in the project completion grows longer as steel sections head back to fabrication shop for examination.
The company, the law judge wrote, “was fortunate that nobody died as a result of it conscious disregard” of OSHA requirements.
OSHA went back to drawing board after proposal was widely panned in 2007.
This week we look at a reflectorless total station from Topcon Positioning Systems and a compact track loader from Caterpillar.
It took quite a bit of work to get "Mrs. Martin," a 1949 Hudson, from curious eBay listing to cross-country driving machine.
Two oil and gas stronghold states, alarmed by recent seismic activity spikes, are stepping up scrutiny of fracking operations.
Low and slow across America is how Aileen Cho, Senior Editor of Transportation for ENR and I will be going in a couple of weeks, through the heart of the country, coast-to-coast, from New York City to Los Angeles.
But Census Bureau also says value of finished construction declined 0.6% from February's annual rate.
ENR’s senior transportation editor Aileen Cho and author Dan McNichol are setting off in mid-May on a real-time documentary “road trip” in a vintage 1949 Hudson automobile that symbolizes the age of the Interstate - and the effort it requires to keep it running.
Capitol Hill battle expected to intensify with bank's authorization due to expire June 30.
Chinese, French firms win big contracts for port, rail work.
Japanese contractors tackle ambitious Indonesian program.
FieldLens new field reports feature saves superintendents time through automation.
Executives struggle to stay optimistic on results, as they face a host of new risks and added costs.
How would robots fare and function in the complex environment of a construction site?
Process industry estimating expert says misalignment between owner-operators and contractors is a key factor contributing to project cost uncertainties.
Chinese architects and contractors say leading advantages are reduced design errors on projects and an enhanced firm image as an industry leader.