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With the Obama administration weeks away from issuing recommendations for how to speed delivery of infrastructure projects and streamline private financing, Vice President Joe Biden advocated for more private investment in infrastructure on Oct. 27.
The survey examines expectations and reveals potential misunderstandings about roles among project team members.
FMI study says raises for business development professionals are the best among construcion professional.
Back from bankruptcy, Ahern Rentals today consists of 82 branches in 25 states, with a 38,700-piece equipment fleet concentrated in high-reach units.
Blindly following so-called industry best practices without regard to your own hazard analysis may not prevent unsafe acts.
Movable barrier systems are more expensive but provide better worker protection than traffic cones, experts say.
O&M contractors should engage in solid life-cycle planning to reduce their potential risks.
Coalition-created contract documents add to their portfolio, gain more traction in construction marketplace.
Lawyers for the surety and the Trulands debate whether Robert Truland’s retirement accounts can be tapped to cover claims
The city of Anaheim is home to big-ticket draws such as Angel Stadium, the Grove arena, the Honda Center sports venue and, of course, Disneyland. Now, it is home to an iconic structure that heralds the arrival of a new age of transit in traditionally auto-centric Southern California.
Applied Technology Council report Calls for $27 million worth of studies to support overhaul of the concrete building code
Pennsylvania launches a P3 project to replace 558 bridges, and Layne Christensen agrees settle civil charges over alleged Africa bribes.
Industry officials say infrastructure bills still will have bipartisan support.
Most industry and labor groups report that spending is up compared with 2010 mid-term elections.
Asset Management Gains Respect
M&A won’t stop, with public peers’ need to show returns, but size can’t impede client service, say chiefs.
An Oregon dam upgrade will provide three distinct river channels, all engineered to match differing needs.
Previously used in place of scaffolding or ladders, newer aerial work platforms are reaching extreme heights that may require additional training.
3D models published to the Aconex database are navigable by browser and open to annotation from users
Tablet app publishes to the entire team instantly
Settlement by the company—now Leidos—includes no admission of liability.
Crane rental veteran streamlined operations.
Design and engineering teams at Ford Motor Co. have taken what might be thought of as a radically conservative approach to the new 2015 Ford F-150.
Bids, contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
Product Snapshot: Self-Retracting Lifeline and Truck-Mounted Crane
ENR goes off the beaten path a bit during a visit to Panama Canal for coverage of ASCE's conference.
Both public and private institutions are boosting their technology and science offerings.
Director and investment bank exec John McNabb replaces Randy Harl as chief; COWI execs will change roles in Jan. 1 merger of North American units
Ex-manager for contractor Sevenson was a key participant in a $1.5-million kickback deal with subcontractors at two NJ cleanups, the government contends.
Firms Proceed Carefully in a Growing Market.
East coast ports anticipate sea changes in the industry.
ASCE's global engineering conference attracts attendees from 21 countries to Panama City where much construction is under way
Common Ground Alliance attributes improvement to growing use of one-call centers.
Topped out skyscraper, at 1,396 ft, will be tallest residential tower in the Western Hemisphere.
BMO Harris Bank makes the biggest claim against the bankrupt electrical subcontractor, which filed a list of biggest creditors for the first time since shutting down July 31.
Studies in out-of-this-world 3D printing applications fuel progress toward down-to-earth implementation
Architects experiment printing canopy connections with steel in 3D.
Mass transit infrastructure needs pegged at $86 billion.
Voters to decide fate of construction bond issues, transportation funding measures.
Shrinking market may force firms to shift strategies.
But more congressional funding would be needed before project could be revived.
ASCE other industry groups will lend expertise to the program.
Environmental groups contend environmental review doesn’t meet NEPA requirements.
Construction attorneys at American Bar Association Chicago meeting shared strategies for ID'ing untruthful trial participants and covering added risk in teaming arrangements and project delivery,
Flexible overhead may be the answer to a contractor’s constant navigation amid the rising and falling business cycles.
Fluor gets U.S. Army support contract in affected region, while Chinese and other companies cope with impacts; U.S. wastewater sector to get Ebola handling guidance from CDC.
Virginia's transportation department this month followed Missouri, Nevada and Massachusetts in taking off a controversial guardrail end-terminal model from its approved highway-products list. The ET-Plus model, which includes a steel fixture that is meant to absorb a vehicle's impact, is the subject of various lawsuits claiming the fixture has acted, instead, as a deadly spear.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
This week we look at a flat-top crane from Liebherr and a LED Lantern from Milwaukee Tool.
Driving the new 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon small pickups reveals that General Motors has put to good use its three years away from the segment.
Canada-based Williams was an expert in microclimate impacts on building performance; Podolny, a former FHWA senior structural engineer, was a bridge design guru; Hines led the school design practice at Connecticut structural firm, The DiSalvo Engineering Group
Survey says region's oil and gas development has spawned 45,000 new jobs since 2008.
“Fears of Chinese companies calling the shots in AIIB-funded projects are unfounded," says Sunil Kanoria, vice chairman of Srei Infrastructure Finance Co.
BIM Forum shows progress of industry that is looking at models as the databases they are. We compile highlights, quotes and thought leadership.
Engineers from around the world debated project transparency earlier this month in Panama City at an American Society of Civil Engineers conference.
The grassroots coalition, whose goal is to leverage digital information among project teams, is out with a new website and guidelines for adoption.
First flood-resilient house in the U.K. with a floating foundation nears completion.
Two engineering educators outline a vision for a transformation in engineering education to meet the needs of a changing society and a more demanding student body.
Building some of the worlds most notable deep foundations involved a variety of world records for pile driving and drilled shafts.
Kidnappings shed light on Chinese firms' heavy reliance on expatriates to keep projects on track, despite promises to hire more locals.
Pentagon hopes to integrate climate change considerations into planning.
Researchers at MIT have found that portland cement can be manipulated to become stronger while at the same time posing less harm to the environment.
Morrissey-Goodale study pins 24% of key hire departures to difficulties with bosses, but also cites several other turnover catalysts.
Major concrete pour for New Zealand bus station marks rebuilding milestone.
Bechtel names new executives in reshuffled global structure; Vinci UK loses execs as new sector chief comes in
Ruling says that the state cannot file suit to block a regulation before it becomes final.
The latest BIM 360 Layout app is designed to close the gap between the project's core data model and construction layout activities in the field.
Energy construction in South Africa has created new opportunities for heavy equipment suppliers, especially crane companies.
Leo Quinn, who returned U.K. defense contractor QinetiQ Group to profitability in five years, will take over the struggling British contractor giant in January.
Public-private Global Infrastructure Facility will start pilot phase this year, focusing on "climate friendly" or trade-boosting projects.
Updates about construction professionals in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia and the District of Columbia.
Rich data from McGraw-Hill Research & Analytics about Mid-Atlantic markets.
Subcontractors and specialty firms are beginning to reap the revenues of increased market activity throughout the mid-Atlantic region.
District of Columbia’s Ballou High School rises from a challenging site and includes added features to serve wider neighborhood needs.
Although every innovation opens the door to new risks, some of which can’t be managed, risk-averse strategies without innovation are a dead-end for the industry.
This week we look at a surface drill rig from Sandvik and a compact wheel loader from Caterpillar.
Overturns and falls from height were the two leading causes of aerial work platform fatalities globally in the first half of the year, according to new accident data.
But EPA disputes the IG's claims concerning most of the $781,000 in questioned spending.
Giant crane passes beneath the Tappan Zee Bridge with only a few feet to spare.
Investors worry that traditional inefficiencies in Brazil's rail freight system will not be alleviated by the proposed concession system.
Burns & McDonnell elevates Mike Brown to run newly-created international unit; ASCE’s Pat Natale joins HMM
Letters to the editor in response to "The Promise and Pitfalls of Modular Buildings."
To prevent engineers from being swept into the advisor category for all of the technical and construction advice they provide, the SEC agreed to exempt much traditional engineering advice. For some firms, 'defensive' registering still made sense.
Bluebeam Software picked up by Nemetschek; SmartUse bought by Newforma
Project will help diversify San Antonio’s water supply
Construction on the world's largest dam-raise project of its kind wrapped up this summer, providing the San Diego County Water Authority with an additional 152,000 acre-ft of water, more than doubling the capacity of the St. Vincente reservoir.
Current groundwater supplies are deterioriating, officials say.
Firms say utilities are rethinking water reuse, desalination
Design competition, charrette and reports help flood-vulnerable areas ready themselves for rising tides.
Project would be first such facility on East Coast, but may face court challenge from environmentalists.
AEC Hackathon events gain frequency and produce more working applications.
DOE provides up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for advanced nuclear projects.
1,000-ft-tall SkyRise Miami observation tower expected to open in 2018.
CREW Network President Judith Nitsch, an engineering firm exec (left), queries potential 2016 presidential contender Hillary Clinton on womens' risk-taking and role in the economy at Miami conference.
As the result of the fraud, CB&I is tightening controls and enhancing training at its Lake Charles, La., plant.
Comment period on controversial rule extended until Nov. 14.
Campaign seeks to have 2015 appropriations roughly equal the hike WRRDA authorized.
Understanding the link between sustainable office buildings and employee wellness and productivity can improve a company’s bottom line, says a new World Green Building Council report.
Sandy seawater inundation results in ongoing damage to concrete and steel elements of New York City-area train route.