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US Senate Approves Bipartisan Trio to Retain FERC Voting Quorum

Engineering News Record - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 19:49

Two Democrats and a Republican are set to join the independent regulator of interstate oil and gas, hydropower and transmission projects.

What’s Trending on ENR.com and Keeps You Coming Back

Engineering News Record - Fri, 06/14/2024 - 01:55

In journalism, “story mix” is a familiar term that describes the breadth of editorial coverage. At ENR, our story mix is wide and diverse, given the complex and varied nature of the global construction industry.

AGC Report Sees Big Funding Gap Between Academic and Other Post-Secondary Programs

Engineering News Record - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 22:00

The report recommends funding increases for federal workforce training programs.

Veolia Awarded $320M Contract for First Phase of UAE Desalination Project

Engineering News Record - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 19:03

The desalination project will be the second-largest plant in the world using the seawater reverse osmosis process, and the largest powered by solar energy.

East Coast Offshore Wind Projects Move Ahead to Make Up for Past Delays

Engineering News Record - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 18:20

New York officials have finalized new power purchase deals with developers Equinor and Orsted for respective 810-MW and 924-MW projects, while New Jersey accelerates its next wind procurement round to start in mid-2025.

Caltrans Reviewing Airspace Program In Aftermath of I-10 Fire

Engineering News Record - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 17:50

State transportation agency Inspector General report points to lack of oversight of leased property underneath key freeway overpass.


ENR TX/LA Names RNGD as 2024 Contractor of the Year

Engineering News Record - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 15:05

ENR Texas & Louisiana will publish its 2024 Top Contractors ranking in its July 17 print edition.

Harkins Builders Wins ENR MidAtlantic 2024 Contractor of the Year Award

Engineering News Record - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 14:01

Check out the August issue of ENR MidAtlantic to learn where Harkins ranks on the ENR MidAtlantic Top Contractor rankings.

DOT Awards $529.7M From IIJA

Engineering News Record - Thu, 06/13/2024 - 13:45

As the five-year rollout of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act passes its halfway mark, funds continue to flow to nonfederal agencies, including the U.S. Dept. of Transportation’s late May announcement of two sets of grants, totaling $529.7 million, from IIJA-created programs.

Feds Agree to Fund Final Piece of $16B Hudson Tunnel Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 22:25

The Federal Transportation Administration informed Congress on June 11 it would provide the remaining $6.88B needed for the controversial project.


From the ENR Archives: June 13, 1938

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 20:20

This 1935 cover shows three workers in a sewer tunnel in Chicago that is being driven through blue clay.

Construction of the Pentagon Was an Unprecedented Effort

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 20:00

Despite the U.S. not being at war, the fall of France and the Low Countries in June 1940 triggered a far-reaching American military mobilization effort.

Perimeter Protection Added After Rolling Caisson Killed Pennsylvania Pedestrian

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 19:46

The steel caisson came down a steep slope and struck pedestrian Aleia Lopez, causing a fatal head injury.

ENR 2024 Water Report: Managers Look to Potable Water Reuse

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 19:30

With nearly all seven states within the 250,000-sq-mile Colorado River basin scrambling to conserve their apportionments from the river system’s increasingly depleted resources, interest in securing alternative local drinking water supplies is soaring.

ENR Top Project Delivery Firms: Firms Say Early Collaboration Makes Gains

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 17:00

Firm revenue rises as more owners shift to collaborative project delivery methods that can increase flexibility, but risks remain.

What the CHIPS Act Will and Won’t Do

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 17:00

After 20 months, it’s time to review a centerpiece of the Biden administration’s economic policy: the CHIPS and Science Act and the $39 billion in subsidies it will provide to stimulate U.S. chip and semiconductor plant construction and equipment.

Pulse for the Week of June 17, 2024

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 17:00

Project news from Dodge Data & Analytics.

Construction Economics for June 17, 2024

Engineering News Record - Wed, 06/12/2024 - 12:00

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics

Georgia DOT Advances Plan for New Savannah River Crossing

Engineering News Record - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 20:00

Officials planning to replace the Talmadge Memorial Bridge aim to select a preferred alternative by this fall.

Injured Iron Worker Files Lawsuit in Scaffolding Accident in Chicago

Engineering News Record - Tue, 06/11/2024 - 18:11

A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of an iron worker injured when he fell 100 ft from scaffolding at a cancer center under construction at the University of Chicago Medical Center. 

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