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Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition to Last Through Summer

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 18:02

Seattle’s 66-year-old Alaskan Way Viaduct isn’t going down without a fight, as demolition work originally scheduled for completion in early June is now expected to last through the summer.

Study: Housing Costs Squeeze California’s Labor Supply

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:48
Longer commutes impact incomes and workforce management

AEC BuildTech Provides Industry a Venue to Share Best Practices

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:39

A new expo and conference called AEC BuildTech— held in Rosemont, Ill., April 30 to May 2—brought together attendees and suppliers to explore best practices in implementing new technologies in the buildings sector.

Tetra Tech, Feds Cleanup Dispute in San Francisco Grows

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:34
Issues linger over contract and test results at former Navy base being redeveloped

Student Design for Space Colony Greenhouse Wins NASA Praise

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:03

A radiation-shielded, inflatable greenhouse with a hydroponic growing system designed by undergraduate students at Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering could sustain four astronauts on a 600-day mission to Mars as soon as 2030.

Construction Cybercrime Is On the Rise

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 17:00
Cybercriminals find the construction world a rich phishing ground with fat prey and soft targets

Living Building Challenge Group Relaxes Requirements

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:45

The International Living Future Institute, steward of the world’s most demanding sustainable-building program, is no longer satisfied with its boutique status as a third-party certifier of super-green buildings.

Construction Economics for May 13, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:45

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

Industry Leads for the Week of May 13, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 16:00

Central Valley Eggs LLC is planning to establish an egg production facility at the former Triple V Dairy site in Tulare.

Study Finds Cranes Vulnerable to Hacking

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:52

When securing a jobsite against malicious hackers, most go to protect computer files, and few look up and worry about the tower cranes.

Product Snapshot: Compact Attachments and Hydraulic Excavator

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:23

Three new backhoe attachments are available for Deere’s skid steers and compact track loaders.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of May 13, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 15:12

The City of Cedar Falls is planning to overhaul its wastewater treatment plant, converting it from a trickling filter system to a nutrient reduction system.

Human Dimension Remains More Important Than Technology For Contractors

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/08/2019 - 14:51

Having spent my entire professional life in the construction industry, I have not seen anything change more than new technology.

Mississippi River Spends 40 Days At Flood Stage, Mayors Push for Infrastructure Funding

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

As record flooding continues across the Midwest, the region’s mayors and the Army Corps of Engineers are looking for solutions to mitigate future floods.

Record Shows Concern Over Florida Bridge Cracks 'Growing Daily'

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 22:38
The investigation continues into last year's Florida International University pedestrian bridge collapse.

Record Dam Removals, Long Delayed, Are Awarded to Kiewit

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 20:37
Contractor will develop GMP for the largest-ever such removal in the U.S., now estimated at $400 million.

Parsons Corp. Is Set to Go Public In Days

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 19:07
As it grows a lucrative government services and cyber-security business, the design firm seeks cash beyond its ESOP

City Scoop: The Great (Private) Outdoors in North Jersey

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 17:00
Also: EW Howell Builds Long Island Assisted Living Community

Pulse: NY's $1B Statewide Electric Transmission Line and More

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:41
Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

Integrated Project Delivery Powers Up Inspira Health's Newest NJ Hospital

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/07/2019 - 16:25
Innovation, teamwork and speed became routine parts of how IPD was used on the $365-million project

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