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ENR New England Selects 2018 Excellence in Safety Award Winner

Engineering News Record - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 04:00

The winners of ENR New England's Excellence in Safety award was selected by a safety expert from the region. 

ENR MidAtlantic Names Southern Air as Specialty Contractor of the Year

Engineering News Record - Thu, 08/09/2018 - 04:00

Southern Air Inc. was selected as the 2018 ENR MidAtlantic Specialty Contractor of the Year.

Excavation Completed for Ranier Square Tower in Seattle

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:15

Late in July, crews completed the up-to-85-ft-deep excavation for the 850-ft-tall Rainier Square Tower after workers installed a secant pile foundation wall, supported laterally under the neighboring 514-ft-tall high-rise by eight rows of 262 drilled tieback anchors.

New Lines to Ease Permian Shale Bottleneck Faces Tariffs

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:10

With surging crude oil production in the Permian Basin reaching the limits of the pipeline system, pipeline companies are working to build new capacity to avoid bottlenecks that could restrict exports out of the area.

Coastal Internet Infrastructure at Risk Due to Sea Level Rise

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 21:05

A study from the universities of Wisconsin and Oregon used GIS to show network infrastructure could be underwater in as little as 15 years.

SeeHerWork Engineers Women's Gear From the Ground Up

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 20:00

The founder of a company that’s designing construction equipment and clothing for women didn’t just walk a mile in their shoes—she’s logged days in their type of pants.

Senate Bill Sends Positive Signals for FY 19 Infrastructure Funding

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 17:03

As congressional appropriators make more headway in producing spending measures for fiscal year 2019, construction industry officials see encouraging numbers so far for key infrastructure accounts, including highways and water programs.

Massachusetts Offshore Wind Project Inks Three Power Deals

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:54

Plans to build an 800-MW offshore wind farm off the Massachusetts coast near Martha’s Vineyard advanced on Aug. 1 when developer Vineyard Wind announced power contract deals with three major state utilities that set a levelized price of 6.5¢ per kW/hr.

June Construction Starts Jump 11% Nationwide

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:37

The nonresidential sector soared in June, lifted by the start of several large manufacturing and office projects.

Alabama Nuke Developer, a Trump Donor, Seeks Billions in DOE Project Funds

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:35

SNC Lavalin is hired to complete motballed Bellefonte site, but little is known on power strategy.

Give Us the Risk Realities for Autonomous Vehicles

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:30

As Google, Uber, Amazon and Tesla work to transform transportation, there’s an important task that should be taken up by civil engineers: better informing the public about the risks.

Vancouver $2B Infrastructure Boost Upsets City Developers

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 16:17

New fees could affect project scope, they say

Robert Silman, Expert on Bolstering Ailing Historic Structures, Dies

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:42

Robert Silman, known for repairing ailing structures, died July 31. The 83-year-old structural engineer succumbed to cancer—first diagnosed in 1984.

Libya Looks to Infrastructure Investment for Stabilization

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 15:38

Infrastructure investment and counterterrorism are intertwined in the form of a planned port in Libya.

Construction Economics for the Week of August 13, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 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

ENR Southeast Announces 2018 'Best Projects' Award Winners

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 04:00
Our independent panel of judges determined 40 entries were deserving of recognition in ENR Southeast's latest Best Projects competition.

Who Killed The Chief Engineer of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam?

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/08/2018 - 01:47
The government of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed has promised investigations.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of August 13, 2018

Engineering News Record - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 19:46

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

A Solid 2017 Fuels Stronger Growth for Region’s Contractors

Engineering News Record - Tue, 08/07/2018 - 15:17

Top contractors across the Texas/Louisiana region see industry growth continuing through at least 2019.

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