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Repair of Fractured Girders Complete at Shuttered Salesforce Transit Center

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 13:18

Workers have completed repairs of the fractured girders at the beleaguered Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, shuttered since late September, some six weeks after it opened.

NYC Design Firm Execs Plead Guilty in Pay-to-Play Scheme

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 12:57
CEO and CFO of HAKS will leave and sell stakes but face two to six years in jail; firm to pay $3 million to settle city contract bribe charges.

Multimodal Panel Hopes For Best With Proposed $2-Trillion Infrastructure Bill

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00

Transportation experts discuss bipartisan plan at ACEC event

Giant Inflatable Duck

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 04:00
Sometimes large balloons and wind are not a good combination.

Hoyer: Trump Must Take Lead on Infrastructure Funding Solution

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/14/2019 - 02:48

President and top Democrats expected to meet by end of May to discuss infrastructure finance options.

Trades Strike in Canada in Tough Bargaining Season

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 20:44
Sheet metal workers and other trades walk out in Ontario, PEI over work rules; carpenters reach tentative deal on May 10

The Filling of a Decommissioned Seattle Tunnel

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 09:00

Crews are trucking in concrete rubble from the Alaskan Way Viaduct demolition to fill in the city's 3,140-ft-long Battery Street Tunnel.

Southwest Roundup: RTC Does Infrastructure Week; Drew Gets NYC Architect; Novus Corridor; Regional Firms Nab Awards

Engineering News Record - Mon, 05/13/2019 - 04:00
Among news of note are details on awards and recognitions, as well as updates on developments including the long-shuttered tallest building in Las Vegas.

Semiconductor Manufacturer Announces $1B Expansion in N.C.

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 19:59

Construction is expected to begin in 2019 as soon as permitting is complete. Project completion is scheduled in 2024.

House Panel OKs Bill Barring Mil Con Funds Shift to Border Wall

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/10/2019 - 16:30

FY 2020 spending bill has 2% hike for core military construction, 9% boost for major VA projects.

First Railroad Bridge Between Russia and China Set to Open

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 21:14

In his speech at the recent Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, Vladimir Putin indicated that Russian cooperation is essential to overcome challenges to the BRI in Eurasia.

Crossrail Audit Blames Busted Budget and Schedule on Mismanagement

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 20:00

Despite last December’s deadline, CRL “did not start to produce a sufficiently detailed delivery plan…until late 2018,” the report adds.

Short Elliott Hendrickson Taps Wood Senior VP as Next CEO

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 12:26
Transport Designer Huitt-Zollars CEO Robert Zollars Dies at 72

ENR MidAtlantic Selects WSP USA as its 2019 Design Firm of the Year

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:00

ENR MidAtlantic Selects WSP USA as its 2019 Design Firm of the Year

Still Time to Be Counted Among ENR Midwest's Top Contractors

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/09/2019 - 04:00

There's still time for your company to be counted among ENR Midwest's Top Contractors.

A Blogger's Bridge Obsession

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 20:00

Brian Brenner’s semester at Tufts, where he teaches bridge engineering, is coming to an end. 

Wynn Resorts Keeps Mass. License, Hit With Record Fine

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 18:15

The Massachusetts Gaming Commission ruled on April 30 that Wynn Resorts may maintain its state casino license to open the $2.6-billion Encore Boston Harbor as scheduled on June 23.

Honolulu Light-Rail Audit Identifies Invoicing Issues

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 18:08

The agency overseeing the troubled $9.2-billion Honolulu light-rail project frequently overpaid its contractors, including HDR Engineering Inc., the primary construction management consultant, according to a recently released state audit.

Budget Forces Maine To Defer Multiple Road, Bridge Projects

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 18:05

Rising costs will force the Maine Dept. of Transportation to cut multiple road and bridge projects from its $393-million work plan for 2019.

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