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The firm expects annual savings of up to $120 million, but notes new work.
Construction of the $3.6 billion double-track standard gauge railway linking Kenya’s Indian Ocean port city of Mombasa to the capital Nairobi could pose a fresh challenge for railway operators.
Recommendations include a new U.S. DOT office to develop performance standards for P3s and other project-delivery methods.
A survey by a big data analytics company specializing in transportation planning underscores age bias and sluggish adoption of technology
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
Yan Jiehe, a teacher turned mega-builder and developer, is taking his privately held construction firm into the realm of China's state-owned contractors and around the world.
Tests prove that a wood-framed house with low-cost base isolators can survive shaking with no damage.
Veteran design-firm manager shares tips on finding career success in the AEC sector by capitalizing on "atypical" strengths.
John Boulé leaves Parsons Brinckerhoff for SVP role at Dewberry.
New Indian Water Resources Minister vows to clean up India's holiest river within three years.
About 13% of survey respondents note "significant" hikes in craft labor salaries.
Singapore takes a multi-pronged approach to achieve its green building goals by providing energy benchmarking, entering into industry partnerships and using incentives to encourage developers.
Developer Silverstein Properties announces it is moving forward with the tower portion of the 80-story Three World Trade Center—the third high-rise of four within the original 16-acre footprint of the WTC.
An official probe of the accident in an upscale Johannesburg suburb wont be complete until November.
The 10,700-km system is set to operate in 2016.
Highway projects received 47% of the sixth TIGER round's dollars; transit got 27%, maritime 13% and rail 11.5%.
Neff executives believe that its earthmoving equipment focus positions it to capitalize upon future growth.
Japanese design firm Nippon Koei announces its bid withdrawal.
Construction's fatal injuries dip in 2013 but its total is highest among U.S. industries.
Money will boost cleanup work for firms, but it could be years before anyone sees substantial funds.
A federal judge rejects a subcontractor's argument that it didn't know what it was signing when it indemnified an engineer for damages related to a dewatering structure failure and flood during a dam removal in rural Michigan in 2012.
But the bill faces dim prospects in the Senate and a White House veto threat.
DOT announces aid for projects as infrastructure "summit" sparks ideas to boost private investment.
As total U.S. capital expenditures related to oil and gas exploration and development continue to rise, industry is concerned about its ability to attract a sufficient workforce.
If approved by the NRC, the deadline for construction authorization would extend to March 2025.
Contrary to the impression conveyed by the television news and other media, there’s good reason to be pleased with the way buildings performed.
Mainstream builders are discovering that off-site construction is no simple proposition
The Upper Manhattan modular building would have taken one-third less time to construct had there not been a delay with the renewal of the permit.
Project Frog has a kit-of-parts building system that avoids the limitations of trucking and allows better design.
Mortenson compressed a three-year schedule into 29.5 months by preassembling the most repetitive elements of the building.
Bridge-in-a-Backpack sees use in Vt. and Trimble acquires Gehry Technologies.
Financing difficulties and a legal challenge are hindering progress on first-of-its-kind carbon capture and sequestration project in Illinois.
Design firm president sheds light on the firm’s return to sports architecture and how practitioners must boost their advocacy.
SubTropolis first opened in 1964 to house tenants such as Pillsbury, Russell Stover and Ford and continues to add floor space.
Northern Nevada as the site for a planned $5-billion mega-plant sets the stage for a likely plunge in cost of lithium-ion batteries in the next few years, as market forces come to bear.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
This week we look at a rotating laser level from Bosch and a concrete pump from Reed Pumps.
ENR drives the 2015 Ford Super Duty pickup lineup.
The Army Corps of Engineers names a new deputy commander.
In the latest of a string of high-profile acquisitions, Trimble, Sunnyvale, Calif., announced Sept. 8 it has acquired Los Angeles-based Gehry Technologies, the design software and consulting firm founded by architect Frank Gehry.
TDC cites demand despite recent defeat of University of Delaware project whose 279-MW power plant was fought by neighbors.
Batson-Cook Construction is conducting an extended experiment with lean construction
Memorial service is set for Oct. 10 for principal of Forrester Construction who helped grow the closely-held firm to execute major public and private-sector building projects in the Washington, DC area.
Partner at Holabird & Root was known for his contextual-driven design approach.
Industry rate rises to 7.7% from 7.5% in July, but is better than August 2013's 9.1% level.
Purchase price is set to boost ailing bottom line of parent Balfour Beatty, which paid $626 million for PB in 2009; intended buyer gains a firm with strong financials and a big presence in the US and Asia
The state’s unreported and misclassified construction work increased by 400% from 1972 to 2012.
Industry groups say the mandate for contractors to disclose worker violations would create compliance nightmares if fully enacted.
Warning system worked, schools and other structures built to stricter seismic codes fared well in Aug. 24 temblor.
Contractor’s backlogs pickup, EPA takes issue with Delta water tunnel plan and ACC and USGBC's new partnership.
A stopgap measure funding federal agencies through at least part of fiscal 2015 seems likely.
NRC approves final rule on spent fuel storage, clearing the way for new reactor licenses to be issued.
Lawsuits come after Skanska issued an Aug. 27 stop work notice, citing design issues that are having an impact on cost and schedule.
Architects must lead in the battle for renewables, and a DLR designer shows how the firm teamed with NRG to produce memorable solar power systems that go beyond rooftop panels.
The city is pushing new designs and a changed scope for an upgrade halted since 2010 and $300 million over budget.
In one myopic stroke, the agency has set the debate back by half a century, says London Mayor Boris Johnson.
Consumer-level unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can be purchased off the shelf and be up in the air as soon as the batteries are charged, but the data-driven world of construction surveying often demands something a bit more robust. In anticipation of up- coming regulations from the Federal Aviation Administration, surveying and mapping equipment firms are making big investments in UAVs. Many companies are already offering their own drones that are tailored to the needs of construction surveying.
Within a year or two, U.S. companies likely will replace many human workers now flying aerial survey and photo missions with unmanned aerial vehicles—drones. The equipment is here, but most firms hold back waiting for federal authorities to give the green light.
When Greg Sherwin started tinkering with radio-controlled (RC) quadcopters three years ago, he wondered about using them for construction surveys and inspections. In March, his hobby became an occupation.
The International Building Code 2015 requires new schools in high-risk states to have tornado shelters—but nearly 40,000 existing school buildings, it’s no step at all.
Thanks to the advance of building information modeling tools that can integrate model-based data into an array of platforms, quantity takeoffs and cost estimates are getting more granular, which is changing how projects are run.
Farm will include 4 MW of battery storage for solar generation
Bids, proposals and project awards from Dodge.
This week we look at a new power cutter from Makita and an upgrade to Atlas Copco’s reversible-plate compactor.
Construction companies are putting unmanned aerial vehicles to work overseas, or they are quietly conducting "hobby" trials domestically, at least until commercial use is legalized in the U.S.
Boise State University class members managed design-build of former Japanese internment camp project; owner may rehire them for more work.
Webcor senior VP to move to Skanska USA Building in California; Miyamoto International expands in India and Africa.
Wary of too-high projected financing costs for the $1.5-billion Project NEON, officials adopt a design-build approach.
An argument broke out over installation at a San Mateo, Calif. school project despite a union project labor agreement.
Work is increasing, but so are client demands and competition
Florida construction attorney Steven Lesser is named chairman of the American Bar Association's newly renamed Forum on the Construction Industry.
OSHA probes worker fatal fall.
Northern California earthquake causes an estimated $1-billion in damage.
The bulk of the agency’s federal buildings construction budget is aimed at repairs and renovations.
Langan vice president also was middle east chairman of the Deep Foundations Institute.
$10-billion project features a 6.7-km-long immersed tunnel, 22.9 km of bridge and vibratory driving of unprecedented large piles.
The industry green-building effort will culminate in one consolidated document.
Control structure will regulate the release of runoff water in critical C-44 canal.
DelDOT shut the busy bridge June 2 after inspection revealed it was tilted.
Five years after it lost its sports practice, architect-engineer HOK gets back in the game by acquiring 360 Architecture
Project faces at least a one-year delay after antimicrobe coating, possibly misapplied, flaked off from ductwork.
The order essentially hands contractors an expanded responsibility that includes responsibility for reporting federal and equivalent state violations related to safety and labor.
Heat from a fuel tanker explosion in an Aug. 15 collision deformed steel on a pair of overpass spans.
Three public agencies reached agreement with families of people who was swept away and drowned by flood waters in 2011.
The TVA will spend up to $266 million to make post-Fukushima upgrades at its nuclear plants.
U.S. Labor Dept says firm may have violated whistle-blower protections and orders back pay and reinstatement; URS has until Sept. 19 to appeal.
Bids, contracts, proposals and awards from Dodge.
Parametric 3D modeling and integrated structural analyzer, code checker and load rater for straight and curved I-girder and box-girder bridges in one interface
Trimble predicts crane market growth, acquires crane safety technology company.
The merger will not affect the firm’s 550 employees or any of its current offices.
Crews in Florida are using GPS to control two of the largest rubber-tired gantry cranes ever to work on a U.S. highway project.
This week we look at a deep-cut cordless band saw from Milwaukee Tool and a crawler excavator from Volvo Construction Equipment.
Cost estimated climbed from $125 million in 2012 to $360 million.
Firm will vie with Japanese rival for UK consultant Hyder but moves also to buy architect Callison; also, speculation that Canada's WSP is in lead to buy Parsons Brinckerhoff
Loan will help finance 11.4-mi. extension of recently opened Silver Line in northern Virginia.
National Science Foundation-funded analysis of 5,300 women engineers by University of Wisconsin 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.