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Bentley Announces Partnership with Microsoft, Expanding Its Cloud-based Digital Twin Capability

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 23:35

Bentley Systems took the first day of its annual Year in Infrastructure conference to announce a strategic partnership with Microsoft to better integrate the tech giant’s Azure cloud system into Bentley’s software, expanding its capabilities. 

Elections, RBG and Leaning In at Tradeswomen Build Nations 2020

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 19:20
This year's conference included a video appearance by Sen. Kamala Harris and the rollout of the Lean In Circles for Union Tradeswomen program.

UC - Davis Health Clinic Takes Construction Manufacturing Offsite to Speed Timeline

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/20/2020 - 18:53
Boldt Company and Mark III Construction partner on a project that moved manufacturing offsite to meet a seven-month construction window.

FutureTech 2020 Day Four: Looking Forward to Better Automation

Engineering News Record - Sat, 10/17/2020 - 21:46

Conference wrapup on Oct. 16 offered a glimpse at what comes next–the state of emerging technologies and how construction tech fits in the context of a changing industry market.

Final Federal Rule Eases Utility Coal Ash Storage Requirements

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 22:00

EPA says new mandate increases power plant flexibility in site specific cases; environmental groups say it violates a 2018 court order.

US DOT Picks 18 Projects To Share $220M in Port Infrastructure Grants

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 20:36

Largest grants go to ports in U.S. Virgin Islands; Norfolk, Va.; Seward, Alaska and Conneaut, Ohio.

Pa. Audit Pans Gov. Tom Wolf's COVID-19 Waiver Program

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 19:36

Pennsylvania contractors are pushing for greater clarity and consistency in how state officials handle COVID-19 lockdown measures in the wake of a highly critical audit report.

FDOT Steps Up Tear-Down of Damaged Pensacola Bridge

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 19:14
As demolition work ramps up on the damaged span, FDOT remains mum on the impact to the $430-million bridge replacement program's original completion schedule.

MidAtlantic Regional Best Projects Stand Out

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:35

Annual Best Projects competition honors 33 projects in several categories

Best Project & Project of the Year: Capitol Crossing Highway, Deck, Bridge, and Garage

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:34

Capitol Crossing, the MidAtlantic Project of the Year, restores Pierre L’Enfant’s original 1791 master plan for the capital city

Best Airport/Transit and Safety Award of Merit: Yeager Airport Runway 5 Safety Area

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:33

Five years ago, the catastrophic collapse of the structure supporting Runway 5’s emergency overrun area left a 140-ft vertical gash of partially reinforced fill looming over a 540,000-cu-yd debris field. It also obliterated an adjacent road.

Award of Merit K-12 Education: Patrick Henry Pre-K - 8 School & Recreation Center

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:14

Working with the city of Alexandria, Va., Dept. of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities and Alexandria City Public Schools, the Keller Construction Management team replaced and expanded an existing elementary school and recreation center, combining them into one building with shared facilities.

Award of Merit K-12 Education: McCausland Lower School, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 18:06

The McCausland Lower School team delivered Springside Chestnut Hill Academy’s first major building since the 2010 merger of its all-girls and all-boys schools, bringing both together in one building.

Best K-12 Education: Somerset County Technical High School

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 17:42

The 103,000-sq-ft facility combines conventional classroom and hands-on instruction for a diverse range of career paths, from traditional vocations to criminal justice, information technology and business.

Award of Merit Higher Education/Research: Rockwell Integrated Sciences Center

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 17:32

In the heart of Lafayette College, the five-story, 104,000-sq-ft academic science and laboratory building’s hillside site sits atop a subsurface rock vein. 

ACE Mentor Los Angeles Founder Terry Dooley Dies at Age 90

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 16:35

Construction veteran and civil engineer C. Terry Dooley, founder of the ACE Mentor Program affiliate in Los Angeles, died Sept. 27 at age 90.

Award of Merit Water/Environment: Brighton Dam Rehabilitation

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 16:30
Classified as a high-hazard dam, the nearly 80-year-old structure needed upgrades to prevent a failure that could cause catastrophic consequences downstream.

Best Higher Education/Research and Project of the Year Finalist: Winter Visual Arts Center - Franklin & Marshall College

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 15:59

Envisioned by architect Steven Holl as a “pavilion on the park,” the new Winter Visual Arts Center rises four stories to meet the canopy of neighboring old-growth, large-diameter trees on the campus of Franklin & Marshall College.

Award of Merit Health Care: Inova Loudoun Hospital North Patient Tower

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 15:47

Built on the rocky site of Inova Loudoun Hospital’s Leesburg, Va., campus, excavation for the nine-story, 385,000-sq-ft bed tower required extensive blasting.

Award of Merit Health Care: Amicus Therapeutics

Engineering News Record - Fri, 10/16/2020 - 15:42

The 50,000-sq-ft renovation for Amicus Therapeutics spanned two floors of the company’s Global Research and Gene Therapy Center for Excellence and included laboratories, offices, common space and a unique interconnecting staircase.

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