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For Craft Women: A Maternity Benefit Is Born

Engineering News Record - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 21:00
Vicki O'Leary pushed the ironworkers to enact protections for pregnant workers, with other union groups also moving to follow suit.

Ironworkers' Vicki O'Leary Earns ENR's 2019 Award of Excellence

Engineering News Record - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 21:00

With credibility built from years in the field, union leader fights for diversity and respect to grow construction’s craft workforce

Works Remains Stalled on Massive Oceanwide Development Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 19:55
The future of the development, and payments to contractors, is unclear.

PCL Executive Is Among 157 Killed in Ethiopia Plane Crash

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 18:00
Denver contractor's professional development director was en route to Kenya conference in non-firm environmental advocate role.

Product Snapshot: Air Compressor and Hardhat Sweatband

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:53

The CP250 air compressor is a single-stage, rotary screw compressor that runs in the 100 psi to 150 psi range.

Germany to Coal: Auf Weidersehen

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:40

Bold plan to shift a third of energy baseload to renewables creates infrastructure work, but meets some resistance

Ram HD Brings State-of-the-Art Updates to the Old Pickup

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:26

The role of heavy-duty pickups on the jobsite hasn’t changed much over the decades.

Bridge Work Marks Milestone on MBTA Green Line Extension

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:17

Demolition on the first of three Somerville bridges being rebuilt for the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority’s $2.3-billion Green Line Extension was slated to begin March 23.

Batteries Edge Out Natural Gas Peaking Plants in Arizona RFP

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:11

A recent announcement by electric utility Arizona Public Service could mark the tipping point in the way utilities think about building resources to meet peak demand.

Team Erects Radical Composite Steel Frame for Seattle's Rainier Tower

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 15:01
The Erection Co. is meeting its production predictions of about two floors per week for the 58-story Rainier Square Tower (ENR 12/25/17-1/1/18 p. 18).

MBTA Crews Restore Blue Line Service in Boston Following Fire and Flood

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:58
Service resumed on March 18 for the Boston MBTA Blue Line following disruption from a fire that raged for two days at an East Boston casket company, forcing evacuation of 150 homes.

New York State Aims for Carbon Neutrality

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:55
New York State’s Energy Research and Development Authority is holding a competition to aid the state’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

FEMA Refuses to Fund Portion of Oroville Spillway's Rebuild

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:50
While the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved $205 million in federal funds to reimburse California for costs to reconstruct the Oroville Dam spillways damaged by 2017 flooding, it declined to pay the remaining $306 million that the state’s Dept. of Water Resources (DWR) had requested.

FHWA Approves N.C. Bridge to Barrier Island

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:47
The Federal Highway Administration has approved North Carolina’s plan to construct a new crossing to the Outer Banks.

W.Va. Transportation Chief Told to Hit the Road

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 14:44
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (R) dismissed Secretary of Transportation Tom Smith on March 10 in an apparent dispute over the use of funds from a $1.6-billion bond issue endorsed by the state’s voters in October 2017.

Transportation Engineer HNTB Corp. Named ENR Midwest Design Firm of the Year

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 07:00

After a vote of the regional editors of ENR, HNTB Corp. has been named ENR Midwest's Design Firm of the Year.

How To Recognize Contractor Growth Risk

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 06:12
When the conditions for destruction are present.

Finalists Selected For New Planned $814M Tampa Bay Bridge

Engineering News Record - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 05:00

A team of Granite and Broh Bros. scored highest on the first phase of the competition.

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