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AECOM May Consider Market Shifts Amid Profit Shortfall

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 15:06
The design-build giant's revenue rose, but results signal possible exit from P3 infrastructure concessions and reduced global work.

Arizona Construction Career Days Woos More Than 5,000 High-School Students

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/14/2018 - 05:00
Southwest construction firms support events in Tucson, Phoenix in effort to rebrand and attract the next generation of skilled workers.

How To Make Sure Your Subs Can Finish The Work

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 22:05
As the struggle to find support intensifies, many contractors overlook the risk of subcontractor default.

Alabama Grand Jury Indicts Regional EPA Administrator on Ethics Charges

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 21:55
Action against Trey Glenn is linked to payoffs to keep an Alabama toxic site off an elevated Superfund cleanup list.

The Case For Designers Shouldering More Legal Responsibility

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:47
Why it would help if designers worked under a 'fiduciary responsibility' like doctors.

Cracked Girders Trigger Scrutiny of Salesforce Transit Center's Entire Structure

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 19:34

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority board of directors has called for a complete structural evaluation of San Francisco's 1.2-million-sq-ft transit center, closed because of fissures found in two girders that span 80 ft across Fremont Street. 

South Korean Construction Firm Employees Indicted on U.S. Bribery Charge

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 01:00

Case deals with $400 million-plus in construction contracts at U.S. Army base in Korea.

Conference Reaffirms Strength of Design-Build Delivery

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:51
Founding members and new research say design-build is 'better faster cheaper."

25 Projects Cited As ENR Southwest's Best

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:01

Winners include a project rebuilt after an arson attack and a diversion canal disguised as a volcano

Higher Education and Project of the Year ASU BioDesign C

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 20:00

Concrete Work Meets Needs of Hi-Tech Science: Engineers, crews and suppliers push the limits of concrete to create a low vibration and aesthetically pleasing X-ray laser facility

Unique Footprint Requires Changing Shape for Seattle Tower

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:00

Nestled between two historic early 20th-century buildings, The Mark in downtown Seattle makes the most of its quarter-block footprint.

Bridge Bucket List: Quebec Bridge

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 05:00
The beautiful old cantilever truss bridge spans the St. Lawrence River and adversity.

Constuction Posts Reduction in Non-Fatal Injuries, Rate

Engineering News Record - Sun, 11/11/2018 - 04:05

BLS report shows 2017 construction nonfatal injuries and illnesses were down 2.7%.

Keystone XL Sidelined by Federal Court Ruling

Engineering News Record - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 21:31
A federal judge overturned a Trump Administration decision approving the pipeline, saying the State Department didn't adequately justify its decision reversing the line's previous denial.

Chicago Picks Design Finalists for $8.5 Billion O'Hare Revamp; SOM, Calatrava Make Shortlist

Engineering News Record - Fri, 11/09/2018 - 17:02

Five design teams have been picked as finalists for the $8.5-billion revamp of Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. They are Fentress-EXP-Brook-Garza Joint Venture Partners; Foster Epstein Moreno JV Joint Venture Partners; Santiago Calatrava LLC; Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill (SOM); and Studio ORD Joint Venture Partners.

Don't Rob State Transport Capital Funds to Fix Transit Ops

Engineering News Record - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 23:37
NJ Transit needs big investment now, but not at the expense of infrastructure upgrades, says a union executive.

Autonomous Drone System Tested for Mapping Without GPS

Engineering News Record - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 21:54
Uses envisioned include searching for missing hikers in forests or mapping construction progress autonomously within indoor locations

Salesforce Transit Center Girder Fix Not Expected to Begin Before December

Engineering News Record - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:52

The Transbay Joint Powers Authority expects the repair of the two cracked girders in San Francisco's Salesforce Transit Center to begin next month and spill over into next year.

Tanzania Picks Arab Contractors for Stiegler Power Project

Engineering News Record - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:00
The contractor will construct a 134-m-high RCC dam and four saddle dams, with a combined capacity to impound approximately 34 billion cubic meters of water.

Toshiba Cancels 3,400-MW UK Nuke Plant

Engineering News Record - Thu, 11/08/2018 - 19:00

The Moorside plant, near Sellafield in Cumbria, would have been the U.K.’s largest new nuclear installation

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