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Concrete Firm To Pay $1M To Settle Charges of False Records on Dulles Metrorail Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:31

Universal Concrete Products and its president and co-owner, Donald Faust Jr., will pay $1 million to settle civil allegations that the firm falsified test records for concrete panels installed on Phase II of the $2.7-billion Dulles Metrorail Project. 

Report: Canada Private Funders Are More Wary of Project Risk

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:50

Even as Canada’s government boosted national infrastructure spending by 11% from 2015 to 2017 and launched the Canada Infrastructure Bank to attract and funnel private-sector project dollars, private investment declined 18% in the same period, says a report by a think tank at Ontario’s Western University.

Engineering Dean Prep Needs Broadening, Says Study

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:43

More than half of the 186 U.S. engineering school deans in a new study of the field’s academic C-suite earned PhDs from just 21 schools.

How Texas' Uncommon Law Is Different on Design Defects

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:36

Did French legacy tilt Texas Rulings?

Insurance Company Advisor Cuts Out the Middle Man

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 17:30

A risk analysis consultancy long focused on construction delays has branched out to apply its chops to the development of a hyperlocal software-as-a-service weather risk-management system for construction that launched Jan. 29.

New Methods and Materials in Bridgebuilding Gain Acceptance

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:35

Fiber-reinforced polymer composites, high-performance concrete and other innovative materials and technologies appear to be fulfilling their promise to reduce infrastructure maintenance and life-cycle costs, and cut construction time, according to a recently released Transportation Research Board consensus study.

Why Licensing for the AEC Industry Takes So Long

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:30

When I travel the Northeast Corridor, I have to make allowances for New York City.

Chicago Alderman Catches Statehouse Speaker on Tape Seeking Piece of Hotel Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:54

A filing by federal prosecutors revealed that Chicago Alderman Danny Solis (D) wore a wire for the FBI for more than three years as a cooperating witness.

Trump Pushes ‘Buy American’

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:48

Construction industry officials are poring over President Trump’s new executive order that aims to expand “Buy American” preferences for infrastructure projects.

Construction Economics for the Week of February 11, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:31

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

Product Snapshot: Latest From World of Concrete 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:30

The Pelican PMP08DC-23 mixing station can be used for the preparation of adhesives, over- or underlayments, coatings and other self-leveling materials.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of February 11, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 14:00

Texarkana Regional Airport is planning to build a two-story, 37,000-sq-ft terminal.

Trump, in State of the Union, "Eager" to Work on Infrastructure Bill

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 05:16

But president provides no specifics about size of proposal or funding sources.

Odebrecht Looks to Rebuild Portfolio As Corruption Scandal Lingers

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 22:49

After a tumultuous few years at the center of a national corruption scandal, Brazil-based Odebrecht is looking to move on. And despite ongoing investigations, the firm has continued to book work both in Brazil and abroad.

Prosecutors Charge Philadelphia Union Leader With Theft, Embezzlement

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 21:47
The charges conclude a long investigation of John J. Dougherty of IBEW Local 98.

ENR Texas & Louisiana’s 2019 Top Young Professionals

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 20:25

Entrepreneurs, academics and industry trailblazers are among this year’s honorees.

Legacy Award: Integrating the Practical Into Engineering Instruction

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:59

Emeritus professor Richard L. Tucker brought the practicalities of real-world construction to the study of architecture and engineering.

Resilient Museum Much More Than Child’s Play

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 19:42

New site for the Louisiana Children’s Museum presents multiple challenges.

Texas & Louisiana People: Construction business updates for February 2019

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:19

Updates about construction professionals in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas.

Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: Fort Hood Mission Training Complex

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 18:06

Photographs chosen by our editors from submissions to Texas & Louisiana Photos

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