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The government plans to take the number of nuclear power plants from 22 at present to 75 in just about five years.
Urbanization drives movement for new, sustainable cities in India
GOP lawmakers blast plan but environmental groups and their Capitol Hill allies praise it.
Chinese contractor CCCC fears that the Colombo port project will be reopened to international contractors.
AISC calls for structural steel suppliers to join its electronic steel purchasing initiative, called steelXML.
The world's largest roller-compacted concrete dams, ranked by the volume of roller-compacted concrete.
A $44 billion merger between French-based Lafarge and Swiss-based Holcim to create the world's largest cement manufacturer received a shock on March 29 as Holcim's second-largest shareholder objected to the terms of the deal.
Chinese firms building billions worth of transport work for three countries.
The judge also ordered payment of $1.9 million in restitution to contractors.
Welcome to the launch of the ENR Energy newsletter.
This week we look at a pipe-fusion machine from McElroy Manufacturing and a Motor Grader from Komatsu Americas.
Market prospects prompt France's Rubis to acquire Eres, a leading asphalt company in West Africa.
Planned $74-billion investment won't benefits cities other than London, says House of Lords economic committee.
Project is a prototype for a $10-billion scheme the bank said in 2013 was feasible; countries will share water supplies; tenders are set to come out by year end.
The kickback and bid-rigging scandal opens up new opportunities for contractors as others are blacklisted from future work.
OMB memo calls for square-footage cut starting in fiscal 2016, but no specific targets.
Nuclear industry advocates say the lack of a permanent repository could hinder construction of new nuclear plants.
Skanska USA Building’s Joey Hatch says ENR’s story was misleading concerning recent developments in a lawsuit involving NBBJ and a prior lawsuit involving others involved in the project
The largest decline in fuel prices may not have as big of an impact as you think.
Drilling work slows in key regions, downstream projects continue and contractors readjust.
HAKS hires former NY state transport official as president
Designer helped develop key national load-rating and inspection standards
?Alaska's governor squares off against contractors and lawmakers over controversial and costly mega-projects.
Graves delighted through design—from buildings to teapots.
Industry warns “devolution” plan could mean sharp hikes in states’ fuels taxes.
The start of a $3-billion energy project in Texas pumps up the nonresidential starts.
Weather and expanded retrofit plan pushing extra manpower and shifts for design-build contractor.
The chairman of Linbeck talks about the hard choices in enforcing safety practices, the need to empower foremen and the search for craft leaders.
Contractors should beware of standard forms of agreement with language that may create a fiduciary responsibility to an owner in a design-build contract.
The construction market has enjoyed steady growth for several years. Most industry executives believe this growth will continue through 2016. But one sector that has been leading the recovery, petroleum, has suddenly hit a roadblock as plummeting oil prices have resulted in project postponements.
The department is scrambling to provide answers about the $1.73-billion price tag for its replacement hospital in Colorado.
Reality capture aids contractors at all stages of project life cycle, from capturing existing conditions to validating work.
Southern portion of 15-story building has wild geometry, little repetition, architectural concrete and cantilevered and sloped floors.
Contracts, bids, awards and proposals from Dodge.
Long-term needs may inevitably drive costs up again, say experts.
This week we look at a trench roller from American Pneumatic Tools and a rough-terrain crane from Manitowoc.
Elgawhary pleaded guilty in December to mail fraud and money laundering related to Egyptian power contracts.
Nationwide fuel prices inched up in February but are still 41% lower than last year.
Interior Secretary says regulations are needed to provide necessary environmental safeguards.
The latest laboratory facility at the Georgia Institute of Technology re-sets the university’s standard for collaborative research projects.
Related Group of Florida is ENR Southeast’s Owner of the Year
Executive who led Clark Group's growth into a $4.5-billion Washington, D.C. fixture and national competitor, also shared his $1.4-bilion fortune.
Federal contractors also agree to do their part in reducing GHG emissions.
Strong energy sector pushes up market.
Countless news reports litter the media with tales of counties and cities facing significant cost overruns for a wide variety of initiatives. Program and project leaders are often finding themselves caught between a gargantuan rock and extremely hard place. But there is a solution.
SAME one-week summer programs for high-school students at US service academies are now signing up recruits.
?The state of Arizona last week announced Federal Highway Administration approval to proceed with plans for the state’s first major public-private-partnership project, the $1.9 billion Loop 202/South Mountain freeway
Bertha must undergo repairs before resuming work on the delayed project to replace Alaskan Way Viaduct.
Spate of oil-train derailments in U.S. and Canada provokes calls for better track maintenance, safer cars, more oversight.
Measure would repeal 2007 requirement to phase out fossil fuels in new federal buildings and renovations.
Waterways and port groups favor higher appropriations from Harbor Maintenance and Inland Waterways Trust Funds.
The American Road and Transportation Builders Association on March 12 proposed boosting the federal gasoline and diesel taxes by 15¢ per gallon.
Archaeologists begin extracting human remains from site of a new station as part of London’s $22-billion project.
There is a shortage of engineers with the experience needed to perform investigations about the causes of damage.
Otto’s innovative lightweight tents in Montreal and Munich are his two most well-known projects.
Market ‘drill-downs’ supplement universal best practices released last year
Design-build helped expedite Expo route, officials say.
Despite crashing oil prices and veto of Keystone XL pipeline, developers are proceeding with billions of dollars of pipeline work.
Sasol proceeds with $8.1-billion Louisiana project after mothballing bigger adjacent procet in January.
Sellwood project uses prefabrication and nitrogen-cooled concrete.
Congressional Budget Office data analysis of last decade can't determine the number of contracted employees.
Facing worker competition in a booming national economy, government and industry try new regional training approaches and inducements like free ski passes.
Renewable community energy solution leverages technology to leap-frog traditional electrification models.
Project news from Dodge Data and Analytics.
This week we look at a portable pipe beveller from Ridgid and a concrete floor grinder from Scanmaskin.
Meet the 2014 Best of the Best Projects judges
The project took 10 months from groundbreaking to completion.
The five-year program transformed the company's historic 85-year-old industrial helicopter production complex through several major capital improvement projects.
Bridge is Oregon’s largest single-arch span.
Innovation Science &Technology Building came in on time and on budget despite the many challenges of the design of Santiago Calatrava.
The project team overcame huge engineering and construction challenges in building the world’s first testing facility of its kind.
Urban revitalization project incorporated metal structure with unusual engineering and execution.
Team takes to field to resolve site issues
An 11-story interior fit-out was accomplished in just 20 weeks.
The fast-paced delivery method provides a model for future government health care projects.
Agency says Trinity Industries product can continue to be eligible for federal funding.
VA to transfer $43 million to Denver-area project from others in Seattle and Pittsburgh.
Under the plan, gas and diesel tax would rise 15¢ and motorists would get $90-a-year rebate to offset the hike.
Executive replaces Art Leahy, 66, who was named March 13 to head regional commuter rail line Metrolink.
Cat invests in technology startup to bring new business intelligence and benchmarking to construction companies.
The safety plan implemented for the 279,000-sq-ft, six-story Banner Estrella hospital tower in Phoenix by McCarthy Building Cos. not only established new safety standards that are now used on all of the firm’s projects, but also contributed to zero lost-time injuries and a recordable incident rate of 0.47 during more than 850,000 worker hours.
Airport expansion is green, lean and local.
Novartis transforms its headquarters campus in 24 months to create a world-class work environment to foster collaboration and innovation.
The pier was transformed into tenant space.
The project team designed and deployed 35 steel-framed modular units to replace structures destroyed by Superstorm Sandy.
Situated on an old phosphate mine, this luxury golf, spa and nature retreat was one of the most remote projects in this year’s batch of winners.
The 500-seat proscenium-arch theater in the heart of Beverly Hills couples modernist-style design to a historic U.S. Post Office.
Using CM-at-risk approach, the team delivered the project on schedule and under budget.
Idaho Falls nuclear energy lab targets LEED Gold, but achieves LEED Platinum.
Does Arch have sound reasons for refusing a $32-million New York beach project payout?
Brock had a special knack of boiling down complex ideas into easy-to-understand concepts.
Brock had a special knack of boiling down complex ideas into easy-to-understand concepts.
Two recent terminations by state DOTs at 80% involved claims for sureties to finish the work.
Recent legal judgements against developers have fueled community groups to challenge additional projects.
CSX and EPA agree on cleanup plan for train derailment.
Project will include $100 million in improvements.
The saline water is likely the remnant of seawater from millions of years ago, sources say.
The $4.35-million project transformed a 1920s-era residence into a modern compound
Team, which also includes US and Israeli participants, will seek financing for $1B Harris County project upon contract award.