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Dodge Momentum Index Moves Higher in June

Dodge Data Analytics - Fri, 07/27/2018 - 10:30
NEW YORK – July 10, 2018 – The Dodge Momentum Index grew 0.8% in June to 165.5 (2000=100) from the revised May reading of 164.2.

Advancing the Conversation: ENR's Top 20 Under 40 Discuss Critical Industry Issues

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 14:20

Young leaders assembled for an ENR summit to discuss critical topics including technology, diversity and attracting new talent, while searching for ways they could manifest their ideals in their companies and the industry.

MassDOT Warns Drivers To Avoid Comm. Ave. Bridge Construction

Engineering News Record - Thu, 07/26/2018 - 13:19

Intensive construction to replace the westbound portion of the Boston’s Commonwealth Avenue Bridge is scheduled for slightly more than two weeks from July 26 through Aug. 11.



Vogtle Seeking Help as it Heads Toward Peak Construction

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 22:41
Peak construction at the first new nuclear plant in 30 years will happen later this year, and the project will need 8,500 workers on site.

Gen. Bud Ahearn, Military Builder and CH2M Exec, Dies at 81

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 21:00

Construction leader shared skills as a founding sponsor of Engineers Without Borders

Gayle Packer Will Be Next Terracon CEO

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 21:00

Ex-Trump infrastructure guru DJ Gribbin takes PE firm top role for better results

Machine Vision System Spots Roadways in Need of Repair

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 19:49

For cities and municipalities, surveying roads that require repair and resurfacing can be tedious, time-consuming work. 

Top 20 Under 40: Life Lessons From Women in Construction

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 19:23

In the Top 20 Under 40 judging process, ENR emphasizes that each class should demonstrate broadly the diversity of the industry: professional, geographical, cultural, racial, market sector and more. 

Product Snapshot: GPS Receiver and Angle Grinder

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 19:08

The T-18 handheld field controller features a 72-channel receiver that can provide GPS location information with a 3-meter accuracy.

Top 20 Under 40: Technology Trends for the Next Generation

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 19:06

As a younger cohort coming up with expectations about automation, data access and connectivity in their lives, the Top 20 had some pointed thoughts about the industry’s relatively slow adoption of new technology.

Keast & Hood Founding Partner is Dead at 93

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 18:06

Nicholas L. Gianopulos, who helped found Philadelphia-based Keast & Hood in 1953, died on July 21. He was 93. 

Record-Setting 3D Printed Structure Goes Up in Nashville

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 18:00

Pushing the limits of additive-manufacturing processes, 3D-printing startup Branch Technology recently completed installation of a bandshell in Nashville, Tenn., that it says is the largest 3D-printed structure in the world.

EPA Issues Coal-Ash Rule

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:52

A U.S. Environmental Protection Agency change to its 2015 rule for disposing of coal ash is drawing environmental groups’ ire, but construction officials are more focused on an expected second EPA proposal that could encourage more “beneficial use” of coal ash in concrete and other building materials.

Puerto Rico Utility Endures New Crisis in Leadership

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:47

After a management crisis in early July, operations at the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority have settled down following the appointment of electrical engineer José F. Ortiz as the utility’s new executive director and chief operating officer. 

Newtown Poised To Select Sandy Hook Memorial Design

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:32

Newtown, Conn., is set to select the final design for a permanent memorial to the 26 people who died during the 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Too-Tall Piers Delay Completion of Iowa Interchange

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:26

Six piers constructed as part of a $23-million interchange upgrade in Iowa will have to be modified as a result of a contractor’s measurement error that left them too tall for a planned flyover bridge.

EPA Faulted for Inaction in Flint, Failure To Update Lead Rule

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:10

The Environmental Protection Agency will issue a revised draft Lead and Copper Rule by Feb. 28 following a report from the agency’s inspector general on the EPA’s delay in responding to the Flint water crisis.

Nuke Project Fallout Lingers Over Dominion-SCANA Deal

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 17:06

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission approved Dominion Energy’s proposed acquisition of South Carolina-based SCANA Corp., but ongoing issues related to SCANA’s role as a partial owner of the abandoned V.C. Summer nuclear power plant expansion project continue to raise uncertainty surrounding the merger.

780-Mile Clean Line Transmission Project Gets New Life With Ruling

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:46

A ruling by the Missouri Supreme Court has revived the prospects of a 780-mile transmission project from Kansas to Indiana.

Execs Convicted in Alabama Bribe Scheme Over Cleanup Site

Engineering News Record - Wed, 07/25/2018 - 16:37

Federal jury finds state legislator paid to oppose Superfund site expansion


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