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Environmental Groups Push for Tighter PFAS Standards

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:40

Two environmental groups are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate and require the cleanup of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and list them as hazardous substances under the Clean Air Act, the Clean Water Act and the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act.

Raises Are Up and So Is Time Flexibility, HR Survey Reports

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:36
More AEC employers are addressing gender parity in compensation, more than 200 companies report.

Salesforce Transit Center Reopening Still Not Set

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 16:31

The independent panel reviewing the investigation of San Francisco’s troubled Salesforce Transit Center is tasked with both determining the cause of brittle fractures in two bottom flanges of twin built-up plate girders and assigning responsibility for the fractures, according to Ron Alameida, director of design and construction for the public owner, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority. 

Houston Drinking Water Plant Addresses Subsidence, Growth

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:56
To counter subsidence and population growth, Houston is building one of the world’s largest drinking water plants and laying miles of pipe

Fully Autonomous Excavators and Dozers Deploy to Site

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:41
There’s been a lot of talk about getting autonomous construction equipment into the field, but few have been willing to use operatorless heavy iron on real sites.

Guidelines Published for Construction Photo Documentation

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:38

The U.S. Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD) has issued a guide for taking two-dimensional images for documentation, requests for proposals and requests for qualifications.

Construction Economics for May 27, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:27

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

Ten Minutes With Cathy Orquiola: Championing Diversity as PCL’s First Female VP

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:21

PCL’s buildings group leader in Southern California champions diversity and seeks to add more women to leadership roles in construction

Recent Merger Activity Driven Largely by Technology Needs

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:02

But the pace of M&A activity may be moderated by the lack of management resources needed to assimilate new acquisitions

Product Snapshot: Cooling Vest and Drill-Driver

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:53

Ergodyne’s lightweight phase-change cooling vest uses cooling packs that can be chilled in a freezer or cooler to keep the vest at 59° F for up to two hours at a time.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of May 27, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 14:41

Beazer Homes is planning to build Vista del Verde, a 435-lot single-family subdivision in Avondale.

Ryan Cos. is ENR Southwest’s 2019 Contractor of the Year

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 04:00
Although not headquartered in Arizona, the company is enmeshed with the Southwest community and construction industry.

NTSB: Poor Safety Planning, Engineer's Training Led to Fatal Amtrak Crash

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/22/2019 - 03:05

Safety board faults Sound Transit for failing to have "effective mitigation" for hazardous curve that lacked operating train-control safety system.

No Slowdown in Sight for Region’s Designers and Contractors

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 16:00

The transportation, clean energy and education sectors are keeping construction and design firms busy across the region

ENR New England's 2019 Top Young Professionals

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/21/2019 - 15:18
The latest class of New England's young leaders show an impressive range of accomplishments

New England City Scoop: Construction Starts in Boston

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:57

Dodge data on projected 2019 construction starts in the Boston area.

Island Locale Complicates Portsmouth, N.H. Wastewater Project

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:25
The $73-million Portsmouth Wastewater Treatment Plant project is the city’s largest public works project in its history

Industry Leader Persists in Trailblazing Career

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 19:12
Jennifer Pinck, founder of the LGBT-owned Pinck & Co., forged her own path in the male-dominated construction industry

A Self-Performing ‘True Builder’ Grows Its Roots

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/20/2019 - 18:59

After 114 years in business, Consigli Construction Co. converts to an ESOP and adopts more emerging technologies

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