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Staying Smart: Industry Firms Refine Knowledge Management to Preserve and Build What They Know

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:54

More AEC firms are making knowledge-management programs formal and interactive to preserve their most important asset and keep it flourishing

Survey Reveals Hot Market for Specialty Firms

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:40
Volume and pace of work continue to increase for subcontractors, but pricing remains competitive.

Construction Economics for the Week of November 27, 2017

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/22/2017 - 13:00
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

California Pulse: Construction bids for the week of November 27

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:57
Project News From Dodge Data & Analytics

LA Oscar Museum Works its Magic in Concrete

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:43
Prefabricated concrete panels steal the show by providing both formwork and support for a 13,000-ton sphere.

Creativity Reaches New Heights at KHS&S

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 20:29
Wall-and-ceiling contractor builds a diverse portfolio that tests the imagination.

Hurricane-Zone Colleges Accelerate Worker Training To Push Rebuilds

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:59
Houston's Lone Star College opens $20M trades-skills facility just in time

Steady Market Keeps Region's Specialty Firms in Demand

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:30
Renovation sector strong as region's urban areas run out of real estate

Award of Merit Water/Environment: Meriden Green

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 19:03

As part of a $15-million flood-control effort, a former flood-prone brownfield on the 14-acre site of a razed shopping mall was remediated and turned into a park.

Best Project Water/Environment: Construction of an 8 Million mgd Water Treatment Plant

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:55
Despite the pressures associated with an accelerated schedule and unanticipated subsurface conditions that prompted a “workaround,” the team for the water treatment plant safely built an 8.4-million-gallon-per-day facility.

Award of Merit Sports/Entertainment: University of New Hampshire Wildcat Stadium

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:46

The University of New Hampshire’s $25.3-million stadium renovation improved and increased the number of seats at the school’s multisport facility.

Award of Merit Small Project (Under $10 million): Downtown Transit Center

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:38

It took 17 months to complete a 3,000-sq-ft transit center with a dedicated busway that had been a city street—all the while maintaining access to an adjacent state building. 

Best Project Small Project (Under $10 million): Main Street Bridge Replacement

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 18:29

The team preserved historic elements of a 22-ft-long, 60-ft-wide Main Street bridge, built in 1921, and its surroundings, while it minimized shutting down portions of the center of Chester, Conn.

Wall Street's Signs for the Construction Industry in 2018

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:59
State transportation bid data track positive for next year, but wage inflation in all sector work could be an 'underappreciated' potential risk, analysts say.

Award of Merit Renovation/Restoration: Boston Public Library, Central Library Renovation

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:45

The Central Library’s $78-million renovation was completed while the building was operational.

Best Project Renovation/Restoration: Old Chapel at UMass Amherst Restoration

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:32

Before its $21-million adaptive reuse project began three years ago, the 132-year-old Richardsonian Romanesque granite and sandstone-trimmed chapel sat vacant for nearly two decades.

Award of Merit Manufacturing: Biologics Development Building and Clinical Manufacturing Building

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:24

The main challenge for the team was to deliver two linked buildings concurrently on an occupied campus during one of the harshest winters on record.

Best Project Landscape/Urban Development: Williams College: Demolition of Sawyer Library and Construction of New Quad

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 17:12

The successful razing of the more than 424,000-sq-ft brick library in the center of the Williams College campus depended on the protection of several occupied buildings, each less than 25 ft away.

Award of Merit K-12 Education: Winthrop Middle/High School

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:45

Halfway through design of the 190,000-sq-ft middle and high school, the Federal Emergency Management Agency released maps that placed the site in the 100-year floodplain.

Best Project K-12 Education: Sandy Hook Elementary School

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/21/2017 - 16:34

The rain garden along the undulating wood rain screen at the LEED Gold-certified elementary school—a replacement for the Sandy Hook school where 20 children and six adults were killed nearly five years ago—is a natural filter for roof runoff as well as a tool to teach students about plant and animal ecology. 

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