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As a two-year hiring freeze is lifted, US Navy's construction arm ramps up talent push to get projects moving.
A June settlement between the Federal Trade Commission and cement powerhouses Holcim and LaFarge included divestitures of North American assets.
Survey shows salaries rose by 3.46% in 2014, up from 3.24% the year before.
Inspection reveals stripped threads, loss of protective coatings and microindicators in the east suspension span, prompting further investigation.
Technology firm will seek to use renewable energy sources to power its planned center in northern Alabama.
“If it can be identified, managed and mitigated, any risk can be tolerated,” the company's managing general counsel told the ENR Risk Summit audience in Dallas..
Load-balancing acts keep gravity-defying Miami high-rises from tipping over.
Parsons Brinckerhoff is hired to create a master plan for industrial redevelopment of the 3,100-acre Sparrows Point site.
Another short-term extension by July 31 seen as likely.
Design developed in Denmark is lighter, less costly than traditional foundation systems, says program sponsor.
A national network uses design and condition data about thousands of dams, together with data about seismic and meteorologic incidents, to issue alerts when the capacity or integrity of any of the dams is likely to be threatened by heavy rains or earthquakes.
After decades of discussion, a new downtown link is rising fast, thanks to hard-hitting crews.
Alternative project delivery methods are tested in tandem.
Concrete additive harnesses bacteria to fix cracks, but costs and other hurdles hinder adoption.
Modular demo framework allows for quicker tower deconstruction on busy urban sites.
In less than two months since it kicked off, Caterpillar’s first fuel-consumption guarantee program now has hundreds of machines enrolled across the U.S. and Canada.
Largest ever acquisition for 3M nets them a major manufacturer of fall-protection systems
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
This week we look at a horizontal directional drill from Vermeer and a crane attachment for power-line installations from LineWise.
Agency foes praise ruling, but environmental advocates say the court's decision is limited in scope.
San Francisco "groundscraper's" robust steel frame engineered to allow immediate reoccupancy after a very strong quake
A special building-height tax, land sales and tax increment proceeds provide revenue to construct the Transbay Transit Center
But Hogan's Purple Line approval hinges on cutting $2.4-billion project's cost and boosting counties' funding shares.
But contractor groups say reforming or repealing the law is a priority.
New company will retain existing management team and operate as Wink Engineering.
Concerns about legal liability may have prompted a legislative committee in Washington to disband an expert advisory panel.
NASA satellite technology finds one-third of basins are ‘distressed’
Measure increases highway authorizations an average of 3% a year, but cuts TIFIA.
Bills include controversial policy riders that could prompt a veto.
Madison Avenue accident in Midtown Manhattan highlights the vulnerabilities of sling protection procedure.
Canada Bridge Contract Award To SNC-Lavalin, ACS Finalized
First horizontal segment placed for new Tappan Zee Bridge.
90% local mandate will apply to craft and engineering jobs on July 1; contractors see impacts on rural jobs.
Losing Spanish bifdder threatens lawsuit if appeal denied.
Southern Company and Georgia Power unveiled installation of disaster-resistant storage dome.
Gov. David Inge (D) wants the Aloha State to generate 100% of its power from renewable sources by 2045.
Duke Energy to close plant’s coal ash storage basins and build new landfill.
Hill Democrats propose bill to reverse 2014 measure allowing benefit cuts.
Consulting engineering firms can help owners and contractors see eye-to-eye on pipeline projects.
New England highways CEO named to manage planned $17.5 billion in road upgrades.
The so-called Phase 2 standard would boost greenhouse-gas emissions and fuel economy by up to 24% for the 2021-2027 model years.
Structural health monitoring research is available in more applicable ways than many believe—like a community-based pavement assessment monitoring system.
Failure to fund enough industry-wide research undermines the industry’s future, relevance and compensation, the authors write.
A brick-laying robot works alongside masons, increasing production and changing look of the job site.
Bitdefender gets into the hardware game with a device designed to protect small networks from suspicious internet traffic.
This week we look at a tamping compactor from Atlas Copco and an all-terrain crane from Tandano.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
Mounted on a barge in the Chicago River, a Manitowoc 888 ringer overcomes site challenges for 150 North Riverside tower.
The ongoing quest to make heavy-lift cranes more powerful and efficent regularly comes down to one problem: counterweights.
The Low and Slow team reaches Salt Lake City, and gets an exclusive construction tour of an expanding SLC International Airport.
The project team at the U.S. Capitol dome restoration project is executing a massive preservation effort while maintaining public access.
Megaprojects, an improved general building market and opportunities in oil and gas help bolster regional business at some design firms.
A Skanska-DPR joint venture is leaving its role as general contractor of Apple’s ring-shaped corporate headquarters under construction in Cupertino, Calif.
Sparks, Md.-based Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson uses organic growth and strategic acquisitions to become a leading firm in the region.
After visiting airports, water treatment plants and dams, ENR’s Low & Slow tour teeters across the Donner Pass to the finish line in San Francisco.
Major new projects in electric power and natural gas industries give construction volume a boost.
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In Novel agreement, Transmission Developer Offers Lake Champlain Cleanup Funds
International venture will oversee California’s foray into 21st-century rapid transit.
CM firms see surge in staff augmentation.
Air conditioning unit's sharp edge may have sliced through softener during la Sunday morning lift in Midtown Manhattan.
More infrastructure owners, designers and builders such as on Florida's $2.3-billion I-4 upgrade are turning to new analysis to build projects right and build the 'right project.'
The accident occurred as a cab suddenly pulled away from a hoist assembly at a Suffolk Construction construction site in Somerville.
How one MEP operations manager helped himself and his firm by taking a risk
As soon as NEB inspectors learn the trade, an official says, they jump ship.
Public-private financing for transportation, energy and water infrastructure rose 6% last year, but remained well below the total for 2012.
Equipment majors are cautiously enthusiastic about China’s global infrastructure plan.
New chief rides herd on reforms, including better links to other city agencies, as DOB anticipates a record number of building applications.
The U.S. Green Building Council’s certification arm is managing the SITES program.
Looking to capitalize on its “Built in the USA with Global Materials” program, DeWalt, a unit of Stanley Black & Decker, has expanded production at its Charlotte, N.C., facility with a broader range of cordless tools.
Lake Washington floating bridge replacement program passes a key milestone.
Recent testimony before the Georgia PSC indicates the project owners and monitors are increasingly worried about mounting costs.
Odeh Engineers’ immersion room uses 10 laser projectors for seamless, wall-filling technical presentations.
This week we look at a hybrid excavator from Caterpillar and a tracked mobile screener from Terex Finlay.
A federal court agrees with a whistleblower's contention that a guardrail manufacturer committed fraud by changing a guardrail system's design, effectively transforming a safety device into a deadly projectile during crashes.
Wider client embrace of triple bottom line of people, planet, and profit will become bigger priority for design and construction firms.
Augmneted reality smart glasses could allow field workers to interact with 3D drawings and live stream video
A web-based comany connects drone operators to construction sites for site documentation and surveying at a fraction of the cost of plane and helicopter services.
Building firm did not fit into global parent's scaled down market strategy.
Alternate Project Delivery Surges
Contractor groups say more stringent regulations for ground level ozone could have a negative impact on transportation projects, but the supporters of EPA's proposal say it would save lives.
Ford’s aluminum body feels robust and is designed to be repaired easily.
Union electrical workers and contractors set up a second training facility in response to the increase in communication tower construction and maintenance accidents.
Port dredging, waterways provisions paying off but few other big projects funded yet.
London’s $22.6-billion east-west rail project is 65% complete
No comment from Balfour Beatty on Chinese buy offer.
IPD veterans are still hammering out the kinks in sharing risk and reward among designers and contractors
Rule has not yet been made final, judge says.
Have newer project delivery systems delivered, or do they distract from fundamentals of cost, coordination and communication?
State PUC tapped Geronimo Energy project over three gas-turbine bids, citing solar’s superior life-cycle value.
After Indiana repealed its state prevailing wage law, the question is which states, if any, will follow.
With standards of living falling and the repeal of state prevailing wages in Indiana, it’s understandable why such laws would become targets even though they give union construction workers a solid footing in the middle class.
Brazil's investment ranked highest among 139 low- and middle-income countries, at $44.2 billion.
Rough terrain and a growing number of wind farms pose new hazards to construction site staff.
Demolition work for the upcoming Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C., requires very specific demolition.
The $2-billion Red River diversion pits Minnesota and North Dakota forces against each other.
After original contractor goes broke, Northern Construction completes $19.2 million project
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
This week we look at a new pile-driving kit from Soilmec and a vibratory roller from Wacker Neuson.