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Ten Minutes with Travelers' Gregory Lyon

Engineering News Record - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:35
Why one bad decision or project can take a company down.

Two State DOTs Delay Highway Bid Lettings, Citing Federal Funding Issues

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:45

Thanks to Trust Fund, highway dollars are available, but a stopgap CR could put newly committed obligations at risk.

Hitachi Will Write Off $2.8B in Halted U.K. Reactor Work

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 22:28
With growing renewable energy competition, Japan-based builder will stop construction on two projects.

Deadline is Approaching for the Submission of Proposals to Present at ENR FutureTech

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/17/2019 - 15:14

Jan. 31 is the last day to submit proposals to present at ENR’s annual FutureTech conference in June. After the submissions period ends the conference planning team will analyze the proposals for the emerging trends shaping the construction world in the years to come.

Trump Signs Bill Codifying Integrated Plans for Water Upgrades

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 22:21

Measure gives localities flexibility in plans to comply with permits for sewer overflows, wastewater discharges.

Change of Plans for $1B NYC Subway Tunnel Rehab May Avoid Shutdown, But Questions Remain

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/16/2019 - 20:42

An eleventh hour intervention by N.Y. Gov. Cuomo may avoid a service shutdown for an NYC subway tunnel repair job, but the abrupt change in project scope is facing some pushback.

PSC Finds S.C. Utility Withheld Information About Failed Nuke Project

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 23:30
The Public Service Commission determined that the utility withheld key information about its management of the V.C. Summer nuclear expansion project.

San Francisco to Begin Seismic Code Update After Landmark Tall-Buildings Study

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 20:46

San Francisco is seeking input from technical experts on its landmark tall-buildings seismic safety study. Suggestions from seismic design professionals, especially about code reform, will help inform the city’s path forward.

California Holds Mass-Timber Building Competition

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 16:22

To grease the wheels of mass timber building construction in the state, the California Government Operations Agency is holding a developer-design competition for commercial and multifamily mass-timber building projects.

Las Vegas Sphere set for 2021 opening with a new monorail station, maybe without NV Energy

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/15/2019 - 05:00
At more than 360 ft tall by 500 ft wide, the structure will dominate the city’s skyline and might be the world’s largest

Erector Proves Speed Predictions for Radical Steel Frame of Seattle's Rainier Square Tower

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 21:05

With floors 10 and 11 of Seattle’s 58-story Rainier Square Tower under construction concurrently, crews from the Erection Co. are meeting or exceeding speed predictions for the radical composite steel frame’s steel erection, core welding and core concrete casting.

Nucor to Build $1.35B Steel Mill in Midwest, State Not Yet Picked

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 17:08

Charlotte, N.C.-based steelmaker Nucor wants to build a $1.35-billion steel plate mill somewhere in the Midwest.

Transit Systems Start to Feel the Squeeze from the Shutdown

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 15:15

Lack of FTA personnel on the job hampers needed approvals.

Progress Continues Across Hanford Vit Plant Project

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 10:00

Crews have turned over four more Vit Plant buildings at the Hanford Nuclear Waste Site in southeast Washington to startup testing.

 

Contractor Gets Green Light to Fix Two Fractured Girders at Salesforce Transit Center

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 20:28

On Jan. 10, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority announced that procurement has begun for the repair of the two fractured bottom flanges of the twin parallel girders that span 80 ft across Fremont Street in the 4.5-block-long Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco.

ENR Southeast's 2019 Top Young Professionals

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:22

This year’s class of young leaders represents a diverse group with a wide range of skill sets and leadership skills

Southeast Pulse: Construction bids for January 2019

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 17:11
Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

Southeast People News for January 2019

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:57

Updates About Construction Professionals

ENR's Top 25 Newmakers of 2018 Advanced the Industry

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:10

 Astute leaders. Risk takers. Clever problem solvers. Passionate community servants. The 2018 class of ENR Newsmakers embodies qualities that enable members to improve the construction industry and benefit the public.

Engineer Pushed for Seismic Safety in Alaska Ahead of 2018 Earthquake

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/10/2019 - 16:10

The son of a pioneer bush pilot in Alaska, structural engineer John Aho spent decades working toward earthquake preparedness. 

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