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Atlanta roadbuilder claims it was unaware two trucking subcontractors had set up false DBE arrangement.
Agency wants to tap account aimed at adding health personnel, building maintenance.
Big needs, small budgets
Severely wounded in Iraq, the 35-year-old executes a new mission as a next-gen leader to build his construction firm and advocate to industry why veterans make great hires.
The Obama administration made construction careers for veterans a high-profile initiative in 2014.
Former Marine and Turner Construction exec Bob Nilsson is expanding efforts to turn military into entrepreneurs.
It’s up to us to provide a single compelling narrative that also shows that construction provides a broad canvas for young people to fulfill a deep-seated idealism.
Construction industry lost 1,000 jobs in March.
Contracts, awards, bids and proposals from Dodge.
Firm has avoided layoffs and now is poised for growth.
17% of survey respondents say they have ever used permanent modular construction.
One former construction executive may be cooperating with Canadian officials
Worst drought in 1,000 years will trigger measures that will affect home builders first, says AGC district manager in Southern California.
Project could help advocates make economic case for the technology.
?Big River Steel in Osceola, Ark., is speeding up construction after successfully defending against a legal challenge from one of its chief competitors and local neighbor, Nucor. Osceola’s mayor is pleased.
InfraShares will let individual investors contribute to public works.
Students in Oxnard, Calif., learn ups and downs of applying engineering concepts to model
The utility is appealing the state of North Carolina’s penalty over coal ash-induced groundwater contamination.
Suffolk Construction’s R&D group controls the throttle on new technology testing by managing experimentation as a series of approved projects
This week we look at a jaw crusher from Terex Finlay and a cordless welder from DeWalt.
New crane standard no longer allows users to exceed the rated capacity, even for load tests.
New book from Frank Raczon captures many of the earthmoving giant’s iconic machines.
The Tokamak reactor could start experiments in 2024, officials say
There is a very real business case for short-term efforts to include more women and minorities.
With an expectation for project innovation, Alexandria Real Estate pushes its designers and contractors to creative and collaborative.
As opportunities improve for design and construction firms, young talent is embracing emerging trends to help advance the industry.
At first Stand Up 4 Transportation day, officials also seek to derail bills to abolish Highway Trust Fund transit account
Are the budget contingencies that owners keep secret good or bad for the project team as a whole?
Research goal is to explore whether digital data from e-buying of structural steel can help engineers make better design decisions
Groups urge agency to withdraw proposal but union advocates say rule is necessary to protect workers.
Most challenging aspect of the project was staying within the tight budget while still stretching the green-building envelope
Although weeks of costly delays are finally behind, the total delay and cost is still to be determined.
Although weeks of costly delays are finally behind, the total delay and cost is still to be determined.
The rush to qualify for tax credits set to expire or shrink soon is spurring a construction boomlet in the wind and solar sector.
If subcontrators don’t shed resistance to providing data and stop keeping it in separate silos, we will never advance.
Momentum index slips 2.1% in March, LEED accepts 'Living Building' achievements for certification.
Billions of dollars of maintenance and construction work could be needed if new regulations are adopted.
Advocates hopeful that current logjam will be broken.
Highway contractors’ past performances will be weighed when bidding on projects over $5 million.
May 31 deadline draws closer with little progess on multi-year authorization.
Leaving idled equipment exposed can cost later in repairs.
Without national BIM standards in place, meeting the U.K.’s 2016 implementation requirement is not yet possible.
Construction vehicles equipped with wireless telematics are now reporting project information with incredible detail.
Telematics has helped one crane and rigging contractor achieve near-zero safety violations.
Contracts, bids and proposals from Dodge.
This week we look at an articulated truck from Caterpillar and an updated Dingo from Toro.
The social media company used the modular construction methods and then made them public, the engineer claims.
Job losses in residential specialty trades, heavy-civil segments outpace gain in buildings sector.
Annualized value of finished projects in February also slipped a slight 0.1% from January's rate.
Peter MacKenna departs contractor; executives from Granite, AECOM and Flatiron jump to new firms.
he masonry trades risk contributing to their own obsolescence by failing to get into step with building information modeling (BIM) — the 3D modeling and information laden process for building design and construction planning that is sweeping the industry.
Route of proposed transport system in disputed Israel-Palestinian area has caused tension, but city is proceeding.
Super-sustainable Bullitt Center certified under the most-rigorous green building program.
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.