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FPL, Miami-Dade Plan Tackles Nuke Cooling, Saltwater Woes

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:13

Florida Power & Light and Miami-Dade (Fla.) County have tentatively agreed to build a new wastewater plant to provide reused water for the utility’s massive cooling canals at its Turkey Point nuclear power plant in Homestead.

Las Vegas Student Housing Developer Will Name Replacement Contractor

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 20:00
An ambitious development to provide housing for the University of Nevada at Las Vegas.

Joint-Filling Robot is Game-Changer for Gas Utilities

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 19:25

A New York company and two utilities have a cost-effective solution to the nation’s aging underground infrastructure: a robot that crawls through cast-iron natural-gas pipelines and replaces their deteriorating joints, effectively renewing the pipes for up to 50 years.

Lawsuits After EPA Delays Water Rule

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 18:33

A Trump administration move to delay the implementation date of an Obama-era Clean Water rule has sparked a new legal battle. 

State kills Northern Pass Transmission line

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 18:21

New Hampshire’s energy-infrastructure siting board on Feb. 1 unanimously rejected the Northern Pass power-line project.

SNC-Lavalin CEO Neil Bruce To Head Global Business Ethics Push

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 17:06

At the World Economic Forum meeting last month in Davos, Switzerland, Neil Bruce, president and CEO of Montreal-based design-build giant SNC-Lavalin Inc., was named to co-chair its Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), a CEO-led anti-corruption effort, the firm said on Jan. 29.

'Overlooked' Conflict-of-Interest Rule Created Confusion on Big Light-Rail Bid

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:37

How a contract clause threw an important Minneapolis transportation project into turmoil

Skanska AB Announces 3,000 Layoffs, Warns of Profit Falloff

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:31

In a bid to shed non-profitable operations, Stockholm-based contracting giant Skanska AB will reduce its global workforce by 3,000, new CEO Anders Danielsson said on Feb. 2. 

Baha Mar Developer's Suit Seeks $2B From China Construction

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 16:13

More than two years after losing control of its $3.5-billion Baha Mar resort project, the Bahamas-based developer is suing the project’s contractor. 

Pulse: Project News for the Week of February 12, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:40

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics for the Week of February 12, 2018

Editorial: Be Consistent on Conflict-of-Interest Enforcement

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 15:32

Conflict-of-interest rules are a part of the backbone of public works, eliminating potential corruption, holding down costs and helping to keep up public support.

Construction Economics for the Week of February 12, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:00
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

Trial Begins in 2009 Fatal Collapse in Cologne, Germany

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 14:00
Five individual defendants are being charged with involuntary manslaughter and hazardous building practices in the case.

Where The Labor Department Won Union Corruption Convictions in 2017

Engineering News Record - Wed, 02/07/2018 - 06:00
Union locals and trust funds can be vulnerable, experts say.

Ex-Missouri Contractors Plead Guilty to 'Front' Firm Charges

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 22:41

Justice Dept. alleges former executives improperly got contracts set aside for firms owned by disabled veterans.

ENR New York's Top Starts: Preliminary Ranking

Engineering News Record - Tue, 02/06/2018 - 15:02

ENR New York is once again ranking the largest projects that began in the past year.

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