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Surety Disputes Hunt Construction's Claim on Austin Hotel Subcontractor Default

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 15:47
An unusual countersuit by a surety is dismissed by a Texas judge.

ENR Southeast Announces 2019's Top Young Professionals

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/27/2018 - 05:00
This latest diverse group of Southeast Top Young Professionals includes several top executives and others representing a variety of leadership roles.

Salesforce Transit Center Girder Cracks' Inquiry is Closely Scrutinized by Independent Panel

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 20:12

An independent panel of experts in steel structures, fracture mechanics and metallurgy is reviewing every step taken by the Transbay Joint Powers Authority team investigating the cause of two cracked girders at the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco.

Railroads Make Headway on Safety Systems, but Some May Miss Dec. 31 Deadline

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 19:59

FRA says NJ Transit, three other commuter lines "at risk" of not complying with yearend mandate.

Why Designers Should Not Be Held to Higher Legal Responsibility

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 16:16
The architect or engineer, under the professional standard of care, is not required to be perfect or guarantee the outcome of a project.

Specialized Crane Needed for Light Rail Bridge Over I-90 Near Bellevue

Engineering News Record - Mon, 11/26/2018 - 10:00

Sound Transit is using two movable forms for concrete, known as 'travelers', and specialized cranes to build a new guideway over Interstate 90.

 

Hyundai U.S. Unit Pleads Guilty to Charges of Fraud, Violating Clean Air Act

Engineering News Record - Sat, 11/24/2018 - 01:28

Court imposes $1.95-million criminal fine against Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas.

Chinese Memorial to Construction 'Martyrs' in Zambia Meets Resistance

Engineering News Record - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 23:00
Dozens of workers have been killed on Zambia infrastructure projects, but the Chinese won't confirm numbers of identify projects.

Engineer Kleinfelder Is Set For Private Equity Purchase

Engineering News Record - Fri, 11/23/2018 - 20:00
Wind Point Partners' majority stake at undisclosed price would stabilize California firm's finance structure and retain its identity.

Why Using Big Data Mitigates Risk and Helps Construction Businesses Take Flight

Engineering News Record - Thu, 11/22/2018 - 05:00

Construction companies that adopt technology to accelerate delivery can achieve real efficiencies. But if they aren’t also gaining insight from the project data, they’re missing a major opportunity. It’s like building a better, more powerful jet engine, then never actually leaving the ground.

Autodesk's Announced Acquisition of PlanGrid Aims to Tackle the Design-to-Construction Disconnect

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 22:09
Integrating design document creation and project execution into a unified platform is the strategic goal of Autodesk's $875 million acquisition of a tech startup that set out to replace blueprints with digital workflows delivered by mobile devices on jobsites, seven years ago.

Surveys: Markets Slow in 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 19:50

Voter-approved bond issues will boost transportation sector growth next year, but declines in multifamily and other housing work will lead to an overall flat construction sector

After Elections, Infrastructure Talk Stirs Again

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:30
In the wake of Democrats' House takeover and Republicans widening their Senate majority in the midterm elections, talk has quickly revived about taking on infrastructure legislation in the new Congress.

Amazon To Build Headquarters in New York City and Washington, DC

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:27

As Amazon’s decision to split its second headquarters between New York City and metropolitan Washington, D.C., draws plaudits and criticism regarding incentives used to lure the e-commerce giant, contractors are weighing the impacts of major new construction programs in what are already the nation’s top two construction markets.

Coal-Ash Cleanup Verdict Could Open Jacobs to Claims

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:20

Federal jury said firm did not protect worker safety after major 2008 TVA site spill in Tennessee.

Sarens Megacrane Out for Delivery to UK Nuclear Project

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:15
On Nov. 9 Belgium-based crane manufacturer Sarens launched the SGC-250 crane, which boasts a 5,000-metric-ton lifting capacity and a load moment of 250,000 ton-meters.

OSHA Releases Final Crane Rule

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:15

The Occupational Safety and Heath Administration published the final version of its new crane rule on Nov. 9, which covers training and certification for crane operators.

Caterpillar Overhauls Popular Dozer Line

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:10
The D6XE dozer from Caterpillar, officially shown for the first time to trade press on Nov. 14 at the company's test facility in Edwards, Ill., features a "High Drive" electric-drive transmission that eliminates a traditional gearbox.

Construction Converts Oil-Patch Flood for Markets

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:08

The U.S. Gulf Coast is bustling with infrastructure projects to manage the nation’s newfound status as a major oil and gas exporter and to serve the demand for its condensates and petrochemicals.

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