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For nearly four decades, John R. Lawson II has made a lasting impression on the mid-Atlantic construction community through his accomplishments at the helm of W.M. Jordan Co., his philanthropic efforts and his advocacy for educational development.
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Following lawsuits by homeowners who claim collusion between engineers and insurers, New York State seeks evidence in a criminal probe.
Academic was engineering dean at Cornell, president of WPI and led the American Society for Engineering Education
Cyber attack incidents often go unreported to protect business reputations, resulting in a dearth of data on the threat and rising risk. Officials are taking steps to require notification
The lingo of cyber risk changes as fast as the hackers dream up new ways to break in
Attackers sneak in piggybacking on the back of apparently legitimate links and then take your files hostage
Cloud-based web hosting and computing services gain a lot of protection from cyber-risk just by being hosted there, vendors claim
Have a plan in place, then follow it because your instincts may not be right
The arrest of alleged surety bond con man Darius X. Johnson is an opportunity to clean up an entire wing in the house of fraud.
1.3-million sq ft retail mall centerpiece of Singapore's airport will feature an indoor garden with a 40-meter-tall waterfall created by draining roof rainwater.
States plan, or consider, delaying highway contract bid lettings until federal funding picture clears up.
Businesses question tough federal contracting guidelines that carry 10-year bidding ban if convicted.
Global infrastructure owner/developer John Laing plc., London, recently stepped up its Australian operations by closing a $1.7 billion deal to design, build, finance, operate and maintain (DBFOM) a light rail project in Sydney, New South Wales.
A 2,400 MW North Sea wind farm secured government approval while generating equipment suppliers were selected for a 320 MW tidal lagoon in Swansea Bay.
UMass-Amherst reverses ban on Iranian engineering students.Tools coming to aid decisions about disaster resilience spending
At issue is a section dealing with how crane operators are certified.
Recently released report predicts city’s temperature, precipitation and sea level rise through 2100
Movement on a variety of fronts, but there is still a long way to go, conference speakers say.
But Obama will likely veto the bill.
Construction groups say protracted legal fight will delay comprehensive reform efforts.
Survey says the onus is on owners to prevent engineering errors that lead to a high failure rate of big industrial projects.
Apple, Google and Kaiser Permanente agree to directly purchase renewable energy, fueling new construction projects
Tailings pond design did not account for the geological formations beneath it.
A cloud-based enterprise collaboration system’s new field management tool lets users edit, annotate and share service requests between the field and the office on iOS devices.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
More than 10,500 pieces of heavy equipment and trucks—a record number of lots—exchanged hands.
Construction is expected to take the better part of a decade to build the entire campus.
The DOB has issued a full stop-work order at the site as well as an environmental control board violation for failure to safeguard a worksite.
This week we look at an air compressor from Makita and a slipform paver from Gomaco.
Getable, an on-demand equipment rental app, goes national.
Italian launching girder system lets NYC developer build over Pennsylvania Station rail yard.
Rigging engineering is becoming high-risk work that requires knowledge transfer, experts say.
Rigging engineering is becoming high-risk work that requires knowledge transfer, experts say.
Succession boosts Jack Frost to president and COO of Tutor Perini
Infrastructure software systems vendor plans to integrate “reality capture” and automated 3D model generation as a native capability in its product line.
With its truncated concrete core standing idle for several years, work on one of London’s tallest buildings is set to be revived following the acquisition of the project, formerly known as the Pinnacle, in a deal announced on February 20.
Fleet managers are getting smarter about how they buy and sell pre-owned machinery, and values for used iron are inching back up.
For reasons of cost and speed, some firms prefer the Green Globes program over LEED.
Owners considering a sale or acquisition need to seek the help of a business adviser.
Team integration is a better predictor of a building project’s success than any contracting method.
Saunders Construction takes an unconventional approach to partnering in a traditionally risk-averse environment, says President Greg Schmidt at Denver project site.
New industry research shows that no single system offers a magic bullet, but integrated project delivery shows promise.
Washington, D.C.’s National Operations Center of Excellence will serve as a centralized information hub for state and federal transportation agencies.
Construction could benefit from the use of drones as much as any other industry.
Charges are the first against the firm, but one previously charged former executive faces trial next month in Canada.
One-quarter of firms expect to pass up bid prospects, says FMI survey.
Officials are confident of project’s eventual legacy.
Managing expectations is a heavy-duty job on a nearly $20-billion capital program of new subways and commuter rail.
Less than 10 years later, billions in economic development flourishing in city’s transformed landscape.
Under intense media scrutiny, a team of engineers and contractors kept pushing forward to complete a seismic lifeline.
Building public trust while building transportation is more vital than ever in tough era of funding challenges.
Authors Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes state the problems and offer solutions to environmental damage caused by cattle farms
As climate change reconfigures the ice-laden Artic, Sprague Theobald says, drilling for oil will become easier.
TxDOT benchmarked and adopted an iPhone app called Stockpile Report to measure its stockpiles. The app works by uploading a video of the stockpile to a cloud server that turns it into a 3D model to determine its volume.
Pro-pipeline lawmakers will delay sending bill to Obama until after congressional recess.
Shuster drafting bill but awaiting tax committees’ action on new revenue.
A Surety & Fidelity Association of America vice president argues that if we choose to use P3 as a procurement method, we should use surety bonding to guarantee payment and completion.
Agency hopes to spur public involvement in project planning.
A year after a giant sinkhole swallowed eight rare sports cars, contractors employing complicated geotechnical repairs indicate that the Corvette Museum will reopen in June.
Water-soluble rock can cause houses to sink or roads to buckle overnight.
?Concrete wins contract for the Boulder City Bypass' first phase, despite cheaper asphalt bid.
After short-listed contractors dropped out of bidding for a design-build RFP, the city of Miami Beach is planning to re-bid the $520-million project as a construction manager-at-risk contract.
January 2015 saw jump in jobs, FAA drone rules proposed.
Kokosing apologizes for error that may have contributed to Jan. 19 fatal overpass collapse
The blatant and hidden benefits of harnessing mobile and cloud systems for construction management.
DHS suspends carrying out Obama directive; Justice Dept. will appeal temporary injunction.
Firms must develop annual compliance plans, but experts see challenges in global supply chain enforcement
This week we look at a ride-on trowel from Wacker Neuson and a hard hat from Honeywell.
Contracts, bids, proposals and awards from Dodge.
Plan would cap aerial drones' altitude at 500 ft, require operators keep devices in their line-of-sight.
Sleepiness at meetings may be traceable to the broken processes and building paradigms that relegate environmental intelligence to a late phase of design.
The 21-mile-long project represents Florida DOT’s largest public-private partnership to date.
Live Oak LNG, a fully-owned subsidiary of Parallax Energy, plans to build a $2 billion natural gas liquefaction and export project near Lake Charles, La.
Private consortiums are building, maintaining and operating a planned new Mersey Gateway in northwest England.
State officials were "surprised" at Beverly Scott's Feb. 11 announcement, but had been critical of transit agency shutdowns in region's epic snow; she stays on until April 11.
An old name in the reprographics world launches a cloud-based document management solution
U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory funded more than $1-million in contracts awarded through America Makes to develop innovative manufacturing 3D printing methods for aerospace parts.
But Obama threatens to veto the legislation.
America’s industrial-energy construction boom fuels the push for more welders with top skills
Pulse for 2/16
Buildings trades set to go in again and fit out a structure whose previous uses included photovoltaic panel file and specialized glass.
Dodge Momentum Index posts year-over-year gain, while delays could add $700 million to Plant Vogtle nuke project.
The results of an ongoing study suggest what it takes to keep a midsize design firm durable and growing in an age of mega-mergers and consolidation.
Study says there is potential for cutting quick-service restaurants’ energy use by 65% to 75%
Gruzen died at age 80 on Jan. 27
This week we look at an inductive tool charger from Bosch and a GNSS receiver from Sokkia.
Expensive precision instruments don’t always hold up to extreme use, but Hilti’s new PR 30-HVS rotating laser tries to solve that problem.
Most work-zone fatalities are due to a heavy truck or machine striking a ground worker, and half of those deaths occur when a vehicle is backing up.
Buoyed by more work and low oil prices, tens of thousands of contractors like came to this year’s World of Concrete in search of a competitive advantage.
Environmentalists, state floodplain managers praise new benchmark, but group of Senate Republicans question its legality.
Industry gains 39,000 jobs, led by buildings construction, which added 19,500.
DOE cites ARRA deadlines and lacks of additional investments for the pull-out.
Contractor says it followed ODOT requirements.
Valerie Cataffa, James Stamatis, Charles H. Beauduy and Raouf Ghali also are elevated to top roles at firms.
The TSA 230 Cutquik weighs about 7 pounds less than a gas-powered saw and runs on a 36-volt lithium-ion battery pack
3D printing has the potential to drastically change the way we think, design and build
Anticipating steady growth in the construction sector, Hilti has announced several new products at World of Concrete, including updates to its popular TE 1000 breaker.
Construction goes up, through and under in $4.2-billion railway program.
Heathrow vs. Gatway: Which will win?
Pulse-radar proximity alarms, which detect moving and non-moving objects, are slowly becoming available on new construction equipment.