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Elon Musk's Boring Company Completes First Commercial Project

Engineering News Record - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 21:13
The new tunnel system can accommodate 4,400 riders per hour.

National Building Museum Reopens, Looks to Future

Engineering News Record - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 16:09

The National Building Museum turned 40 last year, but rather than slowing down, the Washington, D.C., institution has kicked into high gear as it reopens with a new executive director and a stronger emphasis on critical issues facing the construction industry today.

Biden Administration Seeks to Address the Interstate Highway System's Racist Past

Engineering News Record - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 00:34
The Biden administration has a $20B plan to address the racism that many transportation veterans say helped fuel highway projects in the past.

One Killed in Accident During Demolition of North Carolina Bridge

Engineering News Record - Fri, 04/16/2021 - 00:30
The decommissioned Bonner Bridge was being demolished when the accident occurred.

Bills to Tighten Maryland's Use of P3 Projects Fail Again in Legislature

Engineering News Record - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 21:36
Legislation that would have added scrutiny to Gov. Larry Hogan's use of project P3s died in state senate for third year in a row.

Maine Bridge Project With Novel Slide Nears Completion

Engineering News Record - Thu, 04/15/2021 - 15:22

Crews are set to begin paving, landscaping and other final work on April 19 for the $7 million Bridge Street Bridge replacement project in Gardiner, Maine.

Coalition Makes a Push for National VMT Program

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 20:51

Construction, engineering and transportation groups support new fee, but projected VMT revenue is far short of closing Highway Trust Fund shortfall.

Construction Economics for April 19, 2021

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:53

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

Las Vegas City Council Green Lights Mass Transit Proposal

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 18:30

The Las Vegas City Council has approved a negotiating agreement with a company that wants to build a 19-mile light rail or other high capacity mass transit line along Charleston Boulevard, one of the main east-west arterials in the Las Vegas Valley.

Water Warriors: Stantec Named ENR Midwest's 2021 Design Firm of the Year

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/14/2021 - 04:11

Architecture, engineering and consulting giant Stantec used its broad  transportation, water and building design prowess to grow even bigger in a year where the COVID-19 pandemic shrunk lesser firms. 

Ill. Contractors Appeal Ruling That Exempts Home Rule From Transportation Lockbox

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 20:08

State appellate court says home-rule municipalities don't have to abide by 2016 constitutional measure that required transportation funds to be spent only on designated projects and infrastructure. A coalition of builders, engineers and materials providers now is appealing decision to the state Supreme Court.

Pennsylvania Charges Contractor With Prevailing Wage Violation

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 17:00
State attorney general claims Glenn O. Hawbaker Inc. diverted funds from craft workers' pension benefits to other employee profit sharing.

Pakistan Invests in Infrastructure, But Many Obstacles Stand in the Way of Construction

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 13:51
Three metro projects, several motorways and a plan to rehabilitate a dying river are in the works.

Safety Study Suggests Roofers Will Take More Risks With Fall Protection In Place

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/13/2021 - 04:31
A virtual-reality research project exposes a worker-safety paradox.

Water-Energy Giants Veolia and Suez End Battle, Agree to Combine

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 20:04
Sweetened $15.5B offer for Suez ends hostilities; firms will reach definitive pact on May 14, with projected global combined revenue of $44B.

Biden Picks Nominees for Top OSHA, Federal Transit Posts

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 18:30

Cal/OSHA chief Parker named for OSHA Job, transit agency veteran Fernandez selected for FTA.

Gaining Urban Space

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/12/2021 - 04:00

Winner announced in competition to design affordable housing at Sunnyside Yard

U.S. Will Allow Dakota Access Oil Pipeline To Operate During Review

Engineering News Record - Sun, 04/11/2021 - 15:21
Shutdown could still happen, pending further Justice Dept. talks with state officials and tribes during reassessment set to end early next year.

Bentley's OpenTower iQ Automates the Creation of Digital Twins for Telecom Tower Design

Engineering News Record - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 23:17

The pandemic has forced many asset owners to demand better models and maintenance of their infrastructure assets, giving engineering firms an opportunity to be data curators and analysts for everything from water systems to energy grids, according to CEO Greg Bentley.

Biden Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Framework Has Climate, Infrastructure Focus

Engineering News Record - Fri, 04/09/2021 - 19:04

All departments, agencies would get spending hike, except Army Corps civil works.


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