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Four Teams Selected to Build $1.5 Billion Gold Line Extension

Engineering News Record - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 16:09
Four design-build teams have been short-listed to build the new Glendora to Montclair extension of the Gold Line light rail project in Southern California.

Los Angeles Takes Steps to Cut Building Emissions

Engineering News Record - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 21:02
Agencies ordered to explore converting buildings within city limits to renewable sources from natural gas.

Dewberry, Reign Maker are Bridging Drones, Engineering and … Bridges

Engineering News Record - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 20:15

The drone operator and the design firm have partnered to take advantage of new construction and infrastructure opportunities.

UK's Biggest Construction Event Bans 'Promo Girls' in Marketing

Engineering News Record - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 14:59
The Construction Week megashow, set to attract 35,000 this October in Birmingham, sets new 'code of conduct' for exhibitors; also, U.S. Women in Construction week event in March pushes women's growing industry role.

Fire Hazard Added to List of Problems at SF’s Millennium Tower

Engineering News Record - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 05:00
San Francisco building inspectors have scheduled a March 6 division hearing to address the apparent fire safety risk at Millennium Tower, the city's tilting and sinking high-rise.

After Paying $12.6M Fine, Sunoco Resumes Mariner East 2

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:08

Construction on the $2.5-billion Mariner East 2 pipeline in Pennsylvania has resumed following a month-long state investigation into numerous environmental permit violations that resulted in a $12.6-million civil penalty against Sunoco Pipeline LLP.

Historic Blue Ridge Parkway Viaduct to Close for Repairs

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:05

The Linn Cove Viaduct, one of the most iconic structures of the Blue Ridge Parkway, is set to undergo its first major repaving and maintenance work in more than 30 years.

Saudi Arabia Approves 300MW Solar Energy Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 20:01

Saudi Arabia’s renewable energy procurement body has kicked off the nation’s solar energy program by sealing a privately financed contract with ACWA Power to develop a 300-MW plant.

Dutch Firm Sinks First Pile for 1.2GW Wind Farm Off U.K. Coast

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:55

Construction is underway off the northern coast of the U.K. for Ørsted’s planned 1.2-gigawatt wind farm, with 174 8-MW turbines expected to be planted and operational by 2021 in a field about 120 kilometers (75 miles) from shore.

Trump FY19 Budget Mixed for Construction

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:49

President Trump’s fiscal year 2019 budget request seeks deep cuts for many construction accounts and some increases.

Congress Digs Into Trump Infrastructure Plan

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:37

Months of waiting are over as President Trump has finally laid on the table a detailed outline of his long-promised infrastructure investment plan, which the administration says will produce at least $1.5 trillion for transportation, water and other projects over 10 years and trim federal project permitting time to no more than two years. 

New Infrastructure Funding Sources Step Up in Canada

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:26

A shrinking budget deficit is usually good news, but a drop in federal debt in Canada is raising concerns over delays in government efforts to funnel infrastructure money into projects.

Seattle Tunnel Sees Progress as Lawsuits Move Ahead as Well

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:19

As Seattle’s Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Project heads toward a planned opening next year, Hitachi, the manufacturer of the 57.5-ft-dia tunnel-boring machine Bertha, has clarified its defense claims in the lawsuit and even shared its feelings about a snub it perceived at the breakthrough ceremony marking the progress of the work.

Kansas City Council Approves Edgemoor Team for Airport Job

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:12

The Kansas City, Mo., city council voted 8-5 on Feb. 8 to move forward with Edgemoor Infrastructure & Real Estate via a memorandum of understanding for a new single-terminal Kansas City International Airport.

HUD Storm-Rebuild Mandates Seem to Counter Trump Agenda

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:06

President Trump’s executive order that rescinded his predecessor’s policy to boost long-term resilience in communities due to climate-change effects appears to be at odds with new U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development hurricane-rebuilding block grants that have references to rising sea levels. 

Massachusetts Probes Wynn Casino Permit After CEO Sex Assault Allegations

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:59

Construction on the $2.4-billion Wynn Boston Harbor continues despite the resignation of Wynn Resorts CEO Stephen A. Wynn, after The Wall Street Journal reported multiple sexual harassment and assault accusations against him. 

Units and Executives Shift at Enlarged Jacobs and SNC-Lavalin

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:47

Bridge cable erection pioneer Paul Mueller Dies at 89

Making Construction Innovation Stick

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:23

Useful tools often succeed in pilots, but firms have trouble making them stick

Pulse: Project News for the Week of February 19, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 18:12

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

Product Snapshot: Concrete Monitor and Jobsite Light

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 17:11

The intelliRock III is a concrete strength and temperature profiler that comes with a thermal imager.

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