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Adopting Latest Codes Helps Mitigate Natural Hazards, Study Says

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 20:28

An update of a National Institute of Building Sciences study on benefit-to-cost ratios of hazard-mitigation investments has determined an 11:1 BCR over time for jurisdictions that have adopted model building code updates versus those that still use codes from the 1990s.

New Canada Steel Protections Worry Big LNG Project Backers

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 20:06

Anti-dumping rules being finalized will push up building costs too high, they say.

Shutdown's Impact Severe for Transit, Slight for Highways

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 20:00
As the partial federal shutdown neared the one-month mark, Oklahoma's and New Mexico's departments of transportation delayed lettings for some highway projects, citing uncertainty over federal funding as a reason for the decision.

FAA's Previewed Drone Rule Could Allow More Flights Over People

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 19:55

On Jan. 14, the U.S. Dept. of Transportation issued a notice for proposed rulemaking that would allow drone operators to fly at night and over humans without first obtaining a waiver.

Product Snapshot: Riding Trowel and Sprayer Tank

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 19:48

The HDX605 riding trowel features twin 46-in. rotors that can spin up to 160 rpm.

ENR's Gallery 2018 Construction Photography Contest Winners

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 19:20

ENR’s annual photo contest shows readers and online viewers how team effort, like the scene pictured at right, gets construction projects done.

Colorado Energy Cooperative Reveals Plan for 100-MW Solar Farm

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:20
Tri-State Generation and Transmission Association will build a 100-MW solar project near Trinidad, Colo., that will meet the energy needs of 28,000 rural homes.

U.S. Joins Suits Citing Tetra Tech Fraud In Navy Site Cleanup

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:00

The U.S. Justice Dept. has joined a federal lawsuit against an environmental unit of giant Tetra Tech Inc., intervening in three pending whistleblower cases and seeking a jury trial to determine damages and civil penalties.

Explosive Demolition Fells Unstable NY Bridge Section

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 17:00
After switching from conventional to explosive demolition, the contracting consortium building the new 3-mile-long Mario M. Cuomo Bridge over the Hudson River in New York finally brought down the east section of the main span of the old Tappan Zee Bridge.

Industry Leads for the Week of January 28, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:57

Highland Pellets LLC is planning to construct a wood fuel pellet plant on a 300-acre site in Stephens.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of January 28, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:31

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

Construction Economics for the Week of January 28, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 16:16

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

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