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World's Longest Monorail Line Takes Shape in Egypt

Engineering News Record - 1 hour 5 min ago

Two monorail lines will connect about 62 miles east and west of Cairo to the Egyptian capital.

Jacobs Liable For Big Coal Ash Cleanup Worker Suits, Court Says

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 21:59
Ruling says firm's status as former TVA contractor doesn't extend liability coverage from suits seeking millions for claimed illnesses caused by site work; meanwhile, Jacobs gains new contract to support cleanup and demolition of tsunami-damaged reactors at Japan's Fukushima nuke plant

DOE Advances $3.5BB for Atmospheric CO2 Removal Projects

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/20/2022 - 19:30

Funds are set to spur creation of four US hubs to remove carbon dioxide directly from ambient air, but some advocates question their efficiency.

Women Cite Infrastructure Law, Energy Transition As Key Diversity Catalysts

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 23:50
To boost women's career tracks as industry sectors grow, attendees shared creative approaches at ENR's Groundbreaking Women in Construction conference, held earlier this month.

Court Order Temporarily Halts PennDOT P3 Bridge Plan

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 19:54

Lawsuit centers on Harrisburg bridge but injunction also applies to other projects in PennDOT program.

Ohio, Kentucky Seek Design-Build Teams for $2.8B Interstate Bridge Project

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 18:00

State transportation officials estimate the design-build contract for the Brent Spence Bridge Corridor project will be worth $2.2 billion.

Report: Michigan Dam Collapses Caused by Rapid Liquefaction of Embankment

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 16:45

A final independent report from a forensic team backed by the Association of State Dam Safety Officials found that rapid, static liquefaction of earthen embankments caused the May 2020 collapse of the Edenville and downstream Sanford Dams in Michigan.

Ferrovial’s AIVIA Smart Roads Initiative

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 16:00

With the advent of electric, connected and autonomous vehicles (AVs), the world of mobility is changing rapidly. Nearly half of all vehicles are expected to have some level of automation by 2030.

Case Study in Pioneering Engineering Design and Infrastructure Financing

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 15:00

If necessity is the mother of invention, the LBJ Express megaproject in Dallas, Texas, is a case study in pioneering engineering design and forward-thinking financing.

Equipment Cart Derailments Delay MBTA's Accelerated Tunnel Repair Project

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/19/2022 - 04:00

MBTA Blue Line trains are running following a series of mishaps on an accelerated repair project.

Proposed $700M Gas Plant in Wis. Survives Legal Challenges, Though More Loom

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 21:30

Judge upholds state regulators' decision to allow construction to proceed on Nemadji Trail Energy Center in Superior, Wis.

First Model Code Specific to Temporary Structures Out for Public Comment

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 20:15

Engineers have drafted requirements to improve the ability of public-occupancy temporary structures to resist wind, flood, snow and earthquake loads.

AECOM, Skanska, Obayashi Picked for $1.4B Utah Railroad Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 18:25

The planned Uinta Basin Railway would connect a mineral-rich region to the national rail network.

Managed Lanes: An Innovative Solution to Traffic Congestion

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:42

The Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex area is currently home to over 7.5 million people according to the US Census Bureau’s 2020 census and is ranked as the fastest growing city in Texas.

How machine learning is leveling-up Cintra’s real-time dynamic pricing

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 14:30

Cintra does all it can to make trips on our roads a more reliable experience. We want to give folks a better option, so they don’t end up in endless gridlock like you see on the highways around Manhattan and LA.

Construction Economics for May 23, 2022

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 12:00

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at

Auditing Giant KPMG Fined $18M Linked to Carillion Bankruptcy

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/18/2022 - 02:49
UK levies penalty for firm's misleading regulators into the quality of its financial audit of British contractor before its unexpected collapse under huge debt in 2018.

Unproven Theory Opened Path to $997M Champlain Towers Collapse Settlement

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 22:00

Faced with prospect of trial, insurers settle untested claims about next-door pile installation.

House Panel Poised to Vote on New WRDA Bill

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 21:06

The measure would authorize about $25 billion for new Corps construction projects, including $19.2 billion for a major hurricane and flood protection plan in coastal Texas.

DOE Cancels Disputed $28B Management Award to Fluor-Amentum

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/17/2022 - 19:30

Following a bid protest, the contract to operate the giant Y-12 and Pantex waste sites will be rescoped and split, says a DOE agency. Bechtel will remain as manager of both sites for at least two years.


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