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Fixing the Industry's Fixed-Price Conundrum

Engineering News Record - 7 hours 13 min ago

As risks rise higher on fixed-price construction for firms and owners, participants seek new project delivery approaches

Repeal of $7.6B Highway Funding Cut Clears Big Hurdle

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 20:04

House passes stopgap spending bill with provision to block highway fund rescission slated for next July.

Ohio River Interceptor Repair Saves Dowtown Louisville's Sewer System

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 19:00
After a 2018 structural evaluation of a large combined sewer interceptor concluded that sections of the infrastructure under Louisville’s historic Main Street had significant concrete loss, the city brought in Brown and Caldwell and Ulliman Schutte Construction to deliver an emergency solution.

Fracked-Gas Pipeline State-Land Seizure Case Goes to U.S. Supreme Court

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:56

New PennEast challenge would add to high court eminent domain decision if taken up

Offshore Wind Builder Takes on 460-MW Solar Farm in Texas

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:53

Danish giant Orsted to build near Permian Basin oil and gas facilities

Settlement Will Close 780-MW Illinois Coal Plant by End of 2022

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:49

Vistra Energy will provide $8.6 million for worker job training and clean energy transition

Beleaguered D.C. Beltway Bridge Gets Bistate Boost

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:47

Maryland and Virginia will fund rebuild of Potomac River crossing in possible P3 deal

Two Motorists Killed as Suspension Bridge Collapses in France

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:40

An overweight vehicle is thought to have caused the collapse early on Nov. 18 of a roughly 150-meter-long steelwork suspension bridge in Mirepoix-sur-Tarn, a French village 30 km northeast of Toulouse.

Public Sector Work Will Lead Market in 2020, Industry Economists Say

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:14

Experts foresee enough construction work to hold off recession fears in the coming year, particularly in transportation.

Redesigned Hy-Vee Arena Brings More Sports Options to Kansas City

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 18:00
Repurposing an arena is not a common undertaking. Yet design firm Foutch Brothers and general contractor McCownGordon Construction did exactly that, transforming Kansas City's Kemper Arena into the reimagined Hy-Vee Arena.

Collapsed New Orleans Hotel Set to Be Fully Demolished

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:59

When the under-construction Hard Rock Hotel in New Orleans partially collapsed on Oct. 12, the initial response was one of search and rescue, as well as a dramatic effort to secure the site that led to the controlled demolition of two tower cranes.

Fee Repeal Referendum Casts Uncertainty on Washington St. Transportation Work

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:58
A lawsuit seeks to overturn results of ballot initiative repealing controversial car fee

Parsons Reveals Candidates For Smart Intersection Prize

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:54

Traditional infrastructure solutions are changing due to disruptive technologies, and traditional engineering and construction firms must adapt accordingly.

Technology and Planning Aim At Limiting Weather Losses

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:49

The seminars covered hardening insurance policy terms and new ideas about mass timber and marijuana.

Fiserv Forum Team Delivers Overtime Win for Milwaukee

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:40
This $524-million, 730,000-sq-ft arena is the centerpiece of a 30-acre mixed-use district that is part of the largest development project undertaken in downtown Milwaukee’s history.

Groups Aim to Widen Access to Best Equipment for Women

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:27

Recent efforts to provide properly fitting personal protective equipment to women on construction jobsites are highlighting the connection between safety and long term careers in skilled trades and management.

GAO Finds Superfund Sites Vulnerable to Climate Change

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:22

A new report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office paints a dire picture of the potential impact of climate change on Superfund sites across the U.S. and concludes the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not doing enough to manage these risks and their potential impact on the environment and public health.

Autodesk Cloud Offering Combines Construction Products

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:19

Autodesk announced a new integration of several of its design and construction management software tools Nov. 18 at its Connect & Construct trade show in Las Vegas.

$52-Million Bagnell Dam Stabilization is a Safety Success

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/20/2019 - 17:15
The Bagnell Dam created the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri after it was completed in 1931.


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