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Construction Economics for the Week of August 6, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 12:00

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

Top Specialty Contractors Still Growing Midwest Business

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 10:00

The top specialty contractors in the Midwest collectively performed nearly $10 billion in business last year, according to a preliminary version of our ENR Midwest Top Specialty Contractors list.

Mamma Mia! Nice Bridge.

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 04:00
Greek mythology, song and dance and a show stopper bridge on the Gulf of Corinth.

New EPA Guidance Could Reduce Time and Cost of NSR Air Permitting

Engineering News Record - Wed, 08/01/2018 - 04:00

For nearly four decades, permitting under the Clean Air Act (CAA) New Source Review (NSR) program has been a challenge for large industrial facilities and power plants alike.

Design and Performance Standards for Small-tool Tethering Devices Approved

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 23:00

Long-anticipated product guidance to prevent dropped-object injuries and fatalities is adopted by two national standards organizations

SNC-Lavalin To Work With Family Business To Complete Nuclear Reactor

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 21:44
Deal on TVA's Bellefonte plant set to close "in coming weeks."

Electrical Contractors Adopt Modern Software in Training Revamp

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 18:59

The National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA) recently revamped their apprenticeship training program to include modern project management software this is becoming ubiquitous on today's construction sites.

Announcing ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2018 Best Projects Winners

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 15:00

Out of a total of 121 entries submitted into ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2018 Best Projects competition, our team of judges selected 42 projects across 18 categories as the region’s best.

Caesars Forum To Feature Massive Pillarless Ballrooms; UNR Builds New Engineering Home; Wynn Gets Environmental Label; ABA GC Expo

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 04:00

Nevada construction activity remains hot and record-breaking as Phoenix office construction and training programs also take their turn in the Roundup spotlight.

ENR MidAtlantic Reveals Best Projects Winners

Engineering News Record - Tue, 07/31/2018 - 04:00

ENR MidAtlantic is pleased to release its 2018 Best Projects winners. 

Kiewit Seeks Millions in Interest After Court Victory on L.A. Power Project

Engineering News Record - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 19:00
The Scattergood 3 project involved repairing equipment damaged during a storm at sea.

Lawsuits Seek To Block Boston Harbor Development Projects

Engineering News Record - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 17:30
Plan approving a 600-ft tower in a tidal zone ignores laws and processes put in place to ensure public rights on the waterfront, according to opponents.

WSP Global Will Acquire Louis Berger for $400 Million

Engineering News Record - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:55
Design firm deal would create an entity with nearly $500M in combined revenue and would boost its parent's transportation and environmental capability; deal is set to close in Q4.

Congress Clears Bill to Revise Tech Education Grant Program

Engineering News Record - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 12:30
Measure authorizing more than $1.2B per year for Perkins grants awaits Trump signature.

Portland Freeway Closures Mark Busy Summer of Construction

Engineering News Record - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 09:00

Big Fix PDX, the Oregon Dept. of Transportation's major repaving and bridge repair work in downtown Portland, is much needed despite major traffic woes.

Virginia Smart Road Extension Is a Wise Move, Local Officials Say

Engineering News Record - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 04:35

Montgomery County, Va., officials have crafted a proposal to extend the Virginia Smart Road to I-81, creating a new highway link to Virginia Tech in Blacksburg.

Arizona Leads Nation, Nevada Not Far Behind In Adding Construction Jobs

Engineering News Record - Mon, 07/30/2018 - 04:00
The Land of Enchantment lands just outside of the Top 10 in percentage of increase of construction jobs year-over-year.

Fire-Damaged Pittsburgh Bridge Finally Nears Full Completion

Engineering News Record - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 19:47

About two years after a fire damaged Pittsburgh’s Liberty Bridge, the bridge's approximately $81-million rehabilitation project is nearly complete.

Mich. Construction Firm to Pay $2.5M to Settle False-Claims Allegations

Engineering News Record - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 18:30
U.S. DOJ contends Sorensen Gross violated subcontracting requirements on project in Jordan.

June Construction Starts Jump 11 Percent

Dodge Data Analytics - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:30
NEW YORK – July 25, 2018 – New construction starts in June climbed 11% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $896.3 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

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