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ENR Southwest Announces Preliminary Top Contractors List

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/08/2018 - 04:00
An inside look at the economics of commercial construction will be revealed in the July issue.

Industry Reacts to Tariff Pushback

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 19:08
The timeline for steel tariffs has been delayed 30 days.

Exxon Mobil, SABIC Form JV for Texas Plastics Facility

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:47
The $7.3 billion facility is being planned to take advantage of low-cost natural gas in the U.S.

KBR Lands Contract for Saudi Oil-to-Chemicals Complex

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 14:30
The contract is a major milestone for the $20 billion Saudi project

ENR New York's Top Contractor Survey: Still Open

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/07/2018 - 10:00

Your company still has time to participate in ENR New York's Top Contractors survey, encompassing New York and New Jersey firms.

A Preliminary Look at ENR Mountain States’ 2018 Top Design Firms

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 19:17

The good news is that design revenues appear to be up around the region, with more work coming into the pipeline and more firms reporting they are busier than this time last year.

ENR Northwest Announces 2018 Legacy Winner

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 18:45
William Bain Jr. helped lead NBBJ in Seattle as it grew from a single office to a major international architecture firm.

Construction Jobs Rebound in April after March Decline

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 16:32

Industry's April unemployment rate improves to 6.3% from year-earlier 7.4% but ticks upward from March.

ENR Northwest Announces 2018 Legacy Winner

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/04/2018 - 14:41
Architect William Bain Jr. of NBBJ will be profiled in June issue of ENR Northwest.

Cash-Strapped Spanish Firms Lose Kenyan Power Contracts

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 18:00
Inabensa wants to block Ketraco from awarding the tender to another contractor or cashing the bank guarantees provided for the African Development Bank-financed project.

Low-Carbon Cement Gains Ground in Non-US Markets

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/03/2018 - 16:00

A new type of cement that is based on a blend of limestone and calcined clay is gaining acceptance in developing countries and is expected to be commercially produced next year in South America.

Competitors Ready for New Minneopolis Light-Rail Bid Deadline

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 22:19
The Met Council in the fall rejected all four construction bids for the Southwest Light Rail Line.

US DOT Move to Revise TIGER Grants Faces Heat in Senate

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 20:01

A U.S. Dept. of Transportation plan to reshape and rename the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grants has come under fire from senior Senate appropriators. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), who chairs the appropriations subcommittee responsible for DOT’s budget, and Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the panel’s top Democrat, say DOT’s plan to make states’ and localities’ ability to raise transportation revenue a grant-selection criterion is a bad idea.

Renewable Power Gains Traction as Grid Supplier

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:30

Construction sector firms are helping corporations and utilities navigate low-cost clean-energy sources and distributed generation in a changing electricity marketplace.

A Conversation with Energy Visionary David Crane

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 19:03
Former NRG CEO discusses the future of electric utilities and the changes that are yet to come.

EPA Budget Cuts Get Chilly Reception in House

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:33

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt, appearing at two House hearings on April 26, faced criticism about the agency’s proposed fiscal year 2019 budget request and also was grilled about controversies surrounding his management and use of agency resources.

Study: FirstEnergy Nuclear Units Not Needed for Grid Reliability

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:30

The regional operator of the MidAtlantic power grid has said the closure of three nuclear units totaling 4,048 MW in Ohio and Pennsylvania will not threaten electric reliability, though some transmission projects may need to be accelerated to connect new supply.

BART To Break New Ground With Extension Tunnel

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:26

Bay Area Rapid Transit’s Board of Directors has approved construction of a 4.7-mile single-bore tunnel as part of the $4.8-billion second phase of a program to extend service to Santa Clara County’s Silicon Valley.

Infrastructure Costs Scrap San Francisco Pier Building Redevelopment

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:23

Plans to redevelop one of the Port of San Francisco’s historic pier buildings into a retail center have suffered a setback, following the developer’s withdrawal from the project.

EPA Awards $1.9M to Marc Edwards Team for Drinking Water Testing

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/02/2018 - 18:17

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $1.9 million to a team of universities, led by Marc Edwards of Virginia Tech, to detect and control lead in drinking water.

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