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Reconnecting A Community: Pittsburgh Planners Hope to Heal Old Wounds

Engineering News Record - Sat, 07/24/2021 - 15:04

A project in Pittsburgh's Lower Hill District help heal old wounds that have been smarting for more than 50 years.

Dam Relicense Effort in Washington State Met with Local Resistance

Engineering News Record - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 20:01
Local groups dispute the impact of the dams on salmon spawning.

Construction Site Cameras Simplified

Engineering News Record - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 19:30
See how GC's are utilizing SiteCloud and Sensera Cameras to their immediate benefit on the jobsite.

Material Thefts, Project Delays and The Need for Security

Engineering News Record - Fri, 07/23/2021 - 04:00
Material Thefts On The Rise. Project Delays Ensue. The ripple down effect on project schedules, costs and labor have been spiraling out of control and we can feel your pain. While we can't stop criminals from accessing your site, we can deter, alert, and help in recovery.

First Energy Pays $230 Million Fine for Bribery in Ohio Nuclear, Coal Plant Bailout

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 22:01

Ohio utility FirstEnergy pleads guilty, agrees to pay $230 million for bribery and fraud in the $1.1-billion bailout of its nuclear and coal plants.

Commentary: Why BIM Needs Fewer, Not More, Dimensions

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 21:28
Four experts on their concerns for the future of Building Information Modeling.

LA's Hyperion Wastewater Treatment Plant Will Take Months to Repair

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 20:08
Largest plant in Los Angeles released 17 million gallons of untreated sewage into the Pacific Ocean when system clogged, with lingering odors causing health concerns.

NIST Tags Evidence Related to Champlain Towers South Failure

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:29

The National Institute of Standards and Technology team has collected more than 200 building elements while refining its procedures for evidence identification.

LA Metro Breaks Ground on the Airport Metro Connector

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:12
LA Metro recently broke ground on the Airport Metro Connector that will connect the city's Metro system to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Five Minutes With Rhode Island Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/22/2021 - 14:07

Stefan Pryor was appointed Rhode Island’s first Secretary of Commerce by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo (D) and confirmed unanimously by the state Senate in 2015.

Washington, DC-Area Planning Board Revives $11B Md. Express Lanes

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 22:50
Board dropped project last month from regional list, a risk to federal approval, but state lobbying and voting shifts keep P3 venture alive.

Catastrophic European Flooding Takes Toll on Key Infrastructure

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 21:40
Germany, especially hard hit, gets first $472 million for relief, with costs expected in billions, as regional death toll climbs and climate-change link is weighed.

Construction Economics for July 26, 2021

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 18:36

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

Talent Assessment for Professional Drivers

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 17:49

Professional driving is a challenging, and, at times, dangerous job. It requires hiring the right drivers based on a holistic view of candidate drivers. This insight requires more than can be derived from publicly-available motor vehicle records. Aon’s drivers suite targets competencies, abilities and behaviors that have been identified as important. Assessing drivers can help you:

Lifting and Related Injuries Rises To Second on List of Workers' Compensation Costs

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 17:08
The Liberty Mutual index shows exertion as the cause of greatest losses.

Trial Ordered in ICC Code Copyright Suit Against Upcodes

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/21/2021 - 14:24
Who owns the building code? A judge says a jury should decide facts of the case.

Fatal Accident Crane in Canada Is Removed as Union Seeks Safety Changes

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 22:26
Evacuated downtown area of Kelowna, B.C., largely reopens one week after collapse that killed five people.

International Code Council Seeks Proposals for Energy Conservation Model Code Update

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 19:24

The International Code Council, the developer of “International” family of model building codes, is accepting code change proposals through Oct. 12 for the update of the ICC’s 2024 International Energy Conservation Code and Chapter 11 of the International Residential Code,

MTA Aims to Bring Subway Tunnel Robotic Drill Rig to Bid

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/20/2021 - 18:54

After a successful trial of a railcar-mounted robot to drill holes for tunnel cable racks, the MTA is putting together an open bidding process for vendors to further develop a robot drill rig for use in New York City’s subway tunnels.

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