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Fiat Chrysler To Build $1.6-Billion Production Facility in Detroit, Says It Will Be Open by Late 2020

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 23:13

Fiat Chrysler said May 21 that construction will begin immediately on a new, $1.6 billion assembly plant for Jeep Grand Cherokees, a new Jeep SUV and hybrid cars on Detroit's east side.

Kenya Feuds With Chinese Contractor Over Cancelled Terminal Job

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 20:02
Airport authority seeks to recover $42 million in advance payments.

Transit Systems Scramble To Meet 2020 Positive Train Control Deadline

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/24/2019 - 19:00
There are signs of steady and continuous progress, but transportation officials admit many challenges still exist.  

ENR 2019 Top 400 Contractors: The Market Keeps Growing

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 14:30

The market has hit its tenth year of growth, one of the longer expansions in history. But firms don’t see any signs of a cooling off.

Robins & Morton Named 2019 Southeast Contractor of the Year

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
The Alabama-based health-care specialist has kept more than busy with the Southeast's booming construction market.

Photos from Adirondack Drone

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 04:00
New photos of the Lake Champlain Bridge

You Can't Train Away Unconscious Bias

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:29
Bias is unconscious and very deeply rooted; a few hours of one-off instruction will not drive change in an organization.

Infrastructure Talks Break Down, Leaving $2-Trillion Plan Hanging

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:26

Industry officials still see path forward, with highway-transit bill a key.

Amid Funding and Design Battles, Border Wall Contracts are Challenged

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/23/2019 - 01:10

As Congressional Democrats push new blocks to use of military project funds for barriers and President Donald Trump seeks expensive changes, awarded contracts face bid protests.

AECOM R&D Credits Helped Zero Out 2018 Federal Taxes

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:52

AECOM’s success in reducing its 2018 corporate tax liability from potentially tens of millions of dollars down to zero may seem like magic.

Amazon Unveils First Rendering for Arlington, Va., HQ2 Site

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:43

Amazon released plans for its second headquarters at National Landing in Arlington, Va.’s Crystal City.

Contract Signed for Renewables Center at Former Mass. Coal Plant

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:40

Energy developer Anbaric in May signed a $650-million agreement with an affiliate of Commercial Development Co. to develop a renewable-energy center at a former coal plant in Somerset, Mass.

Honolulu Light Rail Faces Bill for Cleanup of Bird Droppings

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:37

Beset with delays, rising costs and regulatory scrutiny, Honolulu’s light rail project faces another challenge—bird excrement.

Work Progressing on $480M Houston Flood Control Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:31

Work is wrapping up on the widening of 21 miles of Brays Bayou in Houston, one of 75 individual project components of a $480-million cooperative project between the Harris County Flood Control District and the Corps of Engineers to reduce flooding in the watershed.

New Contracting Documents for Tunneling Released

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:14

The International Federation of Consulting Engineers and the International Tunneling and Underground Space Association (ITA-AITES) launched a new set of contract documents specifically tailored to the challenges of underground works that involve geologic uncertainty, including tunneling and foundations. 

At World Built Environment Forum, the Promises and Perils of Transportation Technology

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 17:07

Transportation infrastructure will need technology to help meet the needs of a growing urban population, and political will to fuel major projects and investor confidence.

Longtime Bridge Competitors Acrow and Mabey Form Union

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:59

After decades of competition, two major players in the modular pre-engineered bridge business have joined forces. 

Colin Powell, Youth Advocate, Praises ACE Program Promise

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:54

The surprise guest speaker at the ACE Mentor Program’s 25th Anniversary Celebration May 14 was retired Gen. Colin L. Powell. 

Louvre Glass Pyramid Architect I.M. Pei Dies at Age 102

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:45

Though born in China, I.M. Pei, who died on May 16 in New York City at age 102, became one of the most dominant American architects of his time.

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