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Corps Awards Second Dredging Contract for Corpus Christi Ship Channel

Engineering News Record - 2 hours 34 min ago

Galveston, Texas-based Callan Marine Ltd. has been awarded a $97.9 million contract as part of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Corpus Christi Ship Channel Improvement Project, which aims to deepen and widen the channel. This is the second multi-million dollar contract awarded by the Corps’ Galveston District.

Work Restarts on $1.8B COVID-19 Closed Milan Subway Project

Engineering News Record - 7 hours 3 min ago
Salini Impregilo-led team also is pushing to complete bridge deck installation for a $220-milllion replacement of a span that collapsed in Genoa, Italy in 2018,

Bridge Sections Collapse In Italy's Latest Infrastructure Failure

Engineering News Record - 16 hours 33 min ago
Report states that there were two vehicles on the parts of the structure that fell.

New Jersey, Second in U.S. in COVID-19 Cases, Shuts Non-Essential Jobs

Engineering News Record - 18 hours 24 min ago
As numbers spike, Gov. Phil Murphy exempts critical infrastructure, medical, schools and emergency projects; edict takes effect 8PM April 10 but some key compliance details are still unclear.

Family of Worker Who Died in Fall Presses Lawsuit Against 3M Company

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 20:15
Did a flaw in personal protective equipment doom ironworker in Seattle in 2018?

Construction Economics for April 13, 2020

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:53

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

Designers Weigh Strategies for COVID-19 Isolation Rooms

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 17:27

Teams are working behind the scenes on longer-lead time COVID-19 retrofits and conversions for hospitals, hotels and dormitories. Many of these are aimed at increasing the supply of coronavirus-patient intensive care units and airborne infection isolation rooms to protect health-care workers.

Computer Glitch Forces Re-Bid of Oklahoma City Bridge Rebuild

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 04:00

The cause of the problem that resulted in receiving incomplete information has yet to be determined.

Wetland Documentation App Seeks to Speed Environmental Evaluations

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 03:18

Building on or near wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas is a known challenge in construction. But a new app seeks to automate much of the wetlands evaluation process and then instantly populate the relevant forms and documentation.

Stantec Named ENR New England Design Firm of the Year

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 01:00
The May/June issue of ENR New England will feature Stantec as the ENR New England Design Firm of the Year.

Washington’s Sound Transit Temporarily Halts Most Construction

Engineering News Record - Wed, 04/08/2020 - 00:30
Washington’s Sound Transit temporarily suspended 80% of its capital construction Monday to reduce COVID-19 transmission.

Agency 'Immunity' Rejected in Contractor Payment Dispute

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 23:31
Texas appeals court upholds firm's lawsuit against Dallas Area Rapid Transit, as only remedy left in lengthy battle.

Treasury Eases Construction Firms' Path to Paycheck Protection Loans

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 18:58

Treasury's action responds to complaint from Associated General Contractors of America.

AIA Releases Tool to Help Officials Assess Temporary Hospital Sites

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 17:23

An American Institute of Architects task force has released a tool to help public officials identify buildings suitable to be adapted for patient care during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contractors Prioritizing Safety Across Texas & Louisiana Region

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 16:00

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to change lives daily, the construction industry is continuing to adapt. Across the region, work continues, with strict attention to safety and sanitation protocols.

UK Firm Offers Quick-Made COVID-19 Face Shield Template

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/07/2020 - 14:34
Designer Foster + Partners says process is faster than 3D printing; now seeks approval to mass produce for health care workers.

AGC Slams SBA Rule for Key CARES Act Business Loans

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 22:51

AGC says SBA interim regulation places extra requirement on construction firms, contradicting the Treasury interpretation.

New York City Halts Public Design Work

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 19:59

Though most construction in New York City has been halted, architects hired for city projects were stunned to get orders last week to stop all ongoing design work. 

Thousands of Mass. Union Members Walk Off Jobs Due to COVID-19 Fears

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 19:00
More than 17,000 carpenters and painters will stop work on jobs across the state by the end of today because of health and safety risks due to the pandemic, union leaders say.

Coronavirus Pandemic Coverage Archive

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/06/2020 - 18:41

ENR's past coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on the industry, dating back to the beginning of 2020.


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