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Loan will help finance 11.4-mi. extension of recently opened Silver Line in northern Virginia.
National Science Foundation-funded analysis by University of Wisconsin organizational behavior researchers cites cultural barriers that are not just womens' issues.
Two people are pulled from rushing waters in a coordinated effort.
$5.2-billion expansion runs late, but 100 years can't be stopped.
Expanding its applications for spatial modeling past the construction phase of the building lifecycle, Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced August 19 that it will acquire London-based Manhattan Software, a maker of facilities-management and real-estate-management software.
How can you spot ‘innovations’ which are best avoided when you don’t have depth in a particular field? The following are a series of questions you can ask quickly and easily with the help of Google.
Project bids, propsals awards and contracts from McGraw Hill Construction Dodge International.
Leaders from Africa and U.S. meet in Washington to discuss plan for expanding power to more African businesses and homes.
“The packages Rosatom can put together the ones in Finland and Hungary are hard for commercial vendors to rival because Rosatom has such strong financial backing from the federal government,” says Edward Kee, analyst for National Economic Research Associates.
$1.2-billion project features a unique independent culvert gantry system.
Construction officials say measure has broad support in the state.
Latin American countries play host to China's construction ambitions.
The first CEO of Melbourne-based Snowy Mountains Engineering Co. (SMEC), died on July 10.
Pebble Mine would be 10 times bigger than Mount Polley, with proportionately larger tailings impoundments.
Large-scale projects are victims of fake goods, but few firms have taken steps to mitigate the threat.
Imperial Mines has set aside $100 million in bonds to cover cleanup costs and ceased operations at the Mount Polley mine.
This week we look at a wheeled excavator from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas and an auto-loading folding knife from DeWalt.
U.S. Green Building Council and HOK design children's center as a model for sustainable buildings in post-earthquake Haiti.
The project is part of the high-speed Madrid-Extremadura railway line linking Madrid to the sea ports of Portugal, one of several public works projects that constituted a massive infrastructure overhaul initiated in Spain 25 years ago.
State Dept. also selects SOM to design embassy complex in Colombo, Sri Lanka; Ennead Architects to design embassy in Ankara.
Changes in LEED standards will give contractors more responsibilities
But figure is still 16.5% higher than a year ago.
Bid protests, despite the costs and delays they can impose, help to correct flawed selections, as the recent competition for a New Orleans airport terminal showed.
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Wise Water Resource Development Seen As Economic Driver
Trip includes stops in Qatar and Saudi Arabia, which have huge plans for new buildings of many types.
The measure provides $16 billion to add staff and upgrade infrastructure.
Twelve states file lawsuit challenging the draft rule.
This week we look at some dewatering pumps from Atlas Copco and anti-vibration hammers from Stanley.
Sustainable design pushes the boundaries.
A new cloud-based building information modeling management service runs Google-like algorithms to search digital assets.
Stronger global needs and the accelerating energy sector help environmental services companies recover from last year’s list downturn.
Many window products on the market claim to reduce bird collisions, but only a few try to preserve the clear-glass appearance.
Tests beginning to develop bird-friendly glass standard after Minnesota nixes call for fritted glass on stadium under construction in Minneapolis.
Eight people died when Joplin, Mo., roof collapsed in 2011 tornado.
Water crisis in Toledo puts spotlight on a national problem.
Working relationships and team dynamics have emerged as the leading variables affecting the cost and schedule of industrial project, research shows.
Marine contractor is finding new opportunities onshore in coastal resiliency building and offshore in clean energy.
Observers worry about trends set in Chapter 7 filings of Lakeshore Toltest, Truland Group and Lamar Construction
HDR elevates Laurie Roden to president and chief operating officer of its construction subsidiary.
New book on crane accidents says workers tied down the Sandy crane, preventing it from weathervaning.
Manitowoc has teamed with Samson Rope to create the first-ever synthetic hoist rope for mobile cranes.
Some expats are evacuated from affected countries, but most owners and contractors are boosting safety procedures and monitoring the vitus's spread.
Balfour Beatty, meanwhile, rejects second offer from U.K. peer Carillion to pursue acquisition talks.
Planned design-build crossing parallel to existing Virginia tunnel follows an unsuccessful P3 proposal.
Tesla inched closer to selecting a site outside of Reno, Nev., for its $4 to $5 billion factory to produce lithium batteries for electric vehicles on Thursday, confirming a 600-acre site has undergone some pre-construction work, but fell short of committing to the site over unidentified candidates in Arizona, California, New Mexico and Texas.
New criminal charges filed against a California utility over the 2010 San Bruno pipeline fire could add $1.5 billion in fines.
By investing in commercial and infrastructure development, ENR MidAtlantic's Contractor of the Year has significantly enhanced its presence in the region.
Expedited construction aims to improve traffic flow through one of metropolitan Washington’s most congested corridors.
Rich data about the Richmond market from McGraw Hill Research & Analytics
Updates about construction professionals in the mid-Atlantic region.
Although some market sectors, like multi-unit residential, are improving, most contractors see total revenues below precession levels.
A non-traditional wind turbine company claims its ducted wind turbine system harnesses six times the energy of traditional wind turbines.
As Virginia's Silver Line hits second phase, Maryland's Purple Line faces foes.
As crews work to repair damage from the flood, some speculate that the city's aging water infrastructure could lead to more problems in the future.
The $33-million renovation in the city's Dumbo historic district, would be the first U.S. joint venture for Israel's Danya Cebus Construction; firm is partnered with Manhattan-based Hudson Meridian Construction.
Edmund C. Scarborough's bankruptcy filing provides a snapshot of his financial dealings, amounts owed to creditors and his personal property.
Bids, contracts awards and proposals from McGraw Hill Construction's Dodge.
If we don’t keep pushing the envelope and advancing the conversation, in 30 years BIM will be our ONLY innovation.
22-Acre Atlantic Yards Renamed Pacific Park Brooklyn
Cambridge, Mass., adopts building energy use disclosure law.
Upgrades to sewer systems will prevent discharges of raw sewage into San Francisco Bay.
Ready-mix trade group executive was often tapped for expert opinion on concrete technical issues.
Bechtel elevates Brendan Bechtel to president and COO, fifth generation of the family to move into the C-suite
Detailed-oriented designer had key design roles on original McCormick Place convention center and O'Hare International Airport
Some bidders say price was not properly evaluated in L.A. Metro's best-value contract for the $1.6-billion Westside Purple Line extension project.
The charges against Larry Davis, owner of DCM Erectors, revolve around the use of an MBE and WBE on the tower and train station.
Action sends bill to President Obama for his expected signature, averting a slowdown in federal highway aid.
This week we look at some safety glasses from Gateway Safety and CNG and LNG engine options from Freightliner Trucks.
Specialty trade contractors sector led the July jobs gains, adding 13,900.
PPL's line, set to extend to New Jersey and New York and into Maryland, could involve $4 to $6 billion in constuction.
Worker advocates praise action, but contractor groups threaten legal and legislative challenges.
Design firm Hyder Consulting is sold to Dutch-based ARCADIS, but contractors Balfour Beatty and Carillion end just-announced merger talks
New Spent Fuel Pool instrumentation systems—that meet post-Fukushima standards—installed in US nuclear facilities.
Law will make it easier for more union, and non-union, employers to create and participate in craft apprenticeship programs.
Firm that had more than half a billion in global work now faces legal action from thousands of creditors, former executives and the U.S. Justice Dept.
Insurer Old Republic sues contractor over Macon airport runway despite probe that ruled that pilot was coming in for landing too fast.
A new report from the White House's Council of Economic Advisers projects an increase in the cost to mitigate climate change if no action is taken.
Nigeria and Tanzania hope to capitalize on abundance of natural gas with new fertilizer plants.
The project has been permanently blocked, but Tanzanian government says highway program will not be abandoned.
The 450-kilometer, 20-in.-dia pipeline will link East Africa's trade gateway of Mombasa to Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.
The budget has set determined goals with allocation for 8,500 km of roads, 16 new ports, 100 smart cities and industrial corridors
Industrial polluters will help underwrite a 20-year funding commitment to pay for an ambitious high-speed rail system.
See a slide show of design and construction highlights of major urban rail networks.
The U.S. International Trade Commission made an initial ruling that Sany violated Section 337 of the Tariff Act by infringing on one of Manitowoc's crawler-crane patents and misappropriating trade secrets.
Walkout over wages and terms by 200,000 manufacturing workers had halted materials shipments to key power plant sites.
No price to buy privately-held Hunt was disclosed, but industry sources say it is an estimated $100-million transaction.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
This week we look at a new hydraulic breaker attachment from Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas and a crimp tool from Platinum Tools.
Israeli shelling knocks out Gaza's only power plant, while an Israeli security firm proposes a 70-km border tunnel with high-tech sensors to detect Hamas infiltration.
Some 50 pipeline opponents held a “fish-in” outside the Vermont Public Service Board in Montpelier to protest alleged bait-and-switch tactics.
The founder (seated right) of what became global contracting and industrial giant Odebrecht S.A. was a dedicated philanthropist in Brazil but faced recent controversy in building its soccer World Cup facilities.
Contracts for billions of facilities in Nigeria, Uganda, Algeria, South Africa have been awarded
The country's 10th largest electrical contractor shuts down, files for protection from creditors and strands projects and workers.
The firms would have to decide whether to link by Aug. 21.
New fund aims to help finance projects in water, wastewater-treatment, electricity generation and transmission sectors.
As Harvard University’s estimated $350-million renovation and expansion of its art museums nears completion, construction project teams are breathing easy after some complex maneuvers.
National Research Council study calls for proactive approach to coastal disaster protection.
A writer questions why ENR's story on Advance Work Packaging didn't mention Design-Build.