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ENR Southeast Announces 2019 Excellence in Safety Award

Engineering News Record - Fri, 09/13/2019 - 04:00
Judges recognize the Surf City Bridge Placement project in Surf City, N.C., with this year's top 'Best Projects' award for safety.

Senate Committee Approves 11% Hike for Corps Civil Works

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:28
In the 2020 appropriations measure for energy and water programs, which passed 31-0, the committee provided $7.75 billion for Corps civil works. That represents an increase of $752 million, or 11%, over the enacted 2019 level. Trump had proposed slashing Corps civil works in 2020 by $2.2 billion, or 31%, to $4.8 billion.

Lawmakers Grill Corporations about PFAS Contamination

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 23:10

At a Sept. 10 hearing, Democrats and some Republicans on the House Oversight Committee asked witnesses what lawmakers could do to begin to address the problem of PFAS.

Trump Administration Rolls Back 2015 Clean Water Rule

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 21:00
Industry, business and agricultural groups cheered the announcement, but Earthjustice President Abigail Dillen called the repeal of the 2015 rule “shameful and dangerous. No one is above the law, including the EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers.

ENR 2019 Top 100 Green Building Contractors and Design Firms: Sustainability Intensifies

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 14:00

Designers and contractors are moving beyond a checklist of do’s and don’ts and are exploring new means of building green.

Quality Control, Support Key to Maximizing the Value of Laser Scanning

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 04:05

Laser scanning is tempting as a catch all technology to document existing conditions, but quality assurance/quality control and support are absolutely key to making it work for your firm.

ENR New England Announces Best Overall Finalists for The 2019 Regional Best Projects Awards

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 04:00

After polling our judges, ENR New England is excited to announce the finalists for Best Overall Project of the Year.

ENR New England Announces the 2019 Excellence in Safety Award Winners

Engineering News Record - Thu, 09/12/2019 - 04:00

A safety expert from the region has selected ENR New England's 2019 Best Projects safety award winners.

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: Indoor Aquafarm in Maine Requires Complex Piping

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:22

Gilbane Building Company and Landry French Construction are providing joint venture construction management at-risk services for Nordic Aquafarms’ 850,000-sq-ft fish farm and aquaculture production facility in Belfast, Maine.

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: Calgary Plant Upgraded To Better Treat Wastewater in Low Temperatures

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:08

Stantec is prime consultant for the City of Calgary, Alberta, to complete upgrades at the Bonnybrook wastewater treatment plant, which will be one of the largest cold-weather biological nutrient removal (BNR) sites in North America.

Think Career Development for Employee Retention

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:03

How can construction firms attract and retain Millennial and Gen Z employees?

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: KBR Building $1.3B Methanol Plant in La.

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 19:02
KBR has started work on the detailed Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) phase of Methanex’s Geismar 3 methanol project in Geismar, La.

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: Holtec Takes Over Decommissioning of Pilgrim Nuclear Plant

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:55

Deconstruction of buildings and structures outside the controlled area of the 670-MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts began immediately after Holtec International completed acquisition of the plant’s assets on Aug. 26.

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: New Life for an Old Bridge in N.C.

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:48

The James B. Garrison Bridges crossing the Lake Tillery reservoir, east of Charlotte, N.C., are undergoing a $20.1-million design-build rehabilitation that will improve safety while preserving the bridges’ past.

Senate OKs Bill to Help Newark, Other Cities Fund Drinking-Water Upgrades

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:38

Legislation would let states shift more dollars to drinking-water revolving funds from clean-water funds.

UK Contractor To Raze Liverpool's Churchill Way Viaduct

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:32
New post-tension special inspection regime revealed structural shortcomings.

2019 Top 400 Sourcebook: Turner Begins Work on $250M Cincinnati Soccer Stadium

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 18:00

Turner recently started construction of a $250-million, 510,000-sq-ft Major League Soccer stadium in Cincinnati, called West End Stadium.

Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Raises Alarm on Resilience

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:40

As Bahamas death toll mounts, engineers and policymakers highlight growing risk from storms

Letter: Open-Shop Training Educates and Upskills

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:17

The commentary, “Keep The Rule Exemption As Is,” claimed that construction should remain excluded from the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s proposed rule on apprenticeship expansion because union apprenticeship programs set the bar high on quality training and earning potential.

Letter: Unions Are Path to Middle-Class Security

Engineering News Record - Wed, 09/11/2019 - 17:14

On behalf of the 1,300 apprentices who have entered our program in the 15 years that I have been the apprentice coordinator, I would like to thank you for your article in support of union apprenticeship programs.

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