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Rhode Island RFP Attracts Six Times the Requested Demand

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:05
National Grid and Rhode Island state regulators will review 41 proposals offering 2,500 MW that were submitted in response to a September request seeking 400 MW of renewable-energy capacity.

Salt River Project To Scale Up Arizona's Solar Energy Portfolio

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 18:00
Salt River Project plans to add 1,000 MW of new utility-scale solar energy to its system by the end of fiscal year 2025.

Shale Gas Fuels U.S. Chemical Plant Construction

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:57

Contractors innovate and streamline as work in the sector stretches capacity

TransCanada Stays Committed to Keystone

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:55
TransCanada is standing by its vow to build the $8.3-billion Keystone XL pipeline, despite a recent federal court ruling that struck down the Trump Administration's 2017 effort to jump-start the project.

$567M Colorado School Measures Surges to Election Victory

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:55
Contractors in Colorado will get more work from the late passage of a $567-million bond issue in Jefferson County, the state's second-largest school district.

ICC/ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Model Code Integrates Existing Standards

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:44

The release this month of the 2018 edition of the International Green Construction Code marks the first time two sustainability standards developers have joined to foster green buildings and streamline code adoption.

NJ Debates Issues in Push For 3,500-MW Offshore Wind Program

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:12

Sector participants point to hurdles in transmission infrastructure, ratepayer costs

Court: Bonding rules set in federal construction contracts, even if not spelled out

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:04

In new procurement twist, decision says Miller Act provisions can be incorporated by law or public policy

Small Projects (under $10 million): Lower Yahara River Trail Phase 1

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 17:00
The Lower Yahara River is a shared use trail extending from McDaniel Park in the Village of McFarland to the Capital City Trail in Madison.

Small Contractors Size Up the Benefits of Telematics

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:51

Tailored technology is bringing equipment information within the reach of all firms

Small Projects (under $10 million): Harrison/Dever Crib Complex Structural Renovations

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:50
The Harrison-Dever water purification cribs are interconnected buildings located 2.5 miles east of the shoreline in Lake Michigan.

Firms Seek Strategies for Charitable Giving

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:33

Experts say a more coherent but less top-down approach can help contractors optimize their corporate philanthropy

Residential/Hospitality: Detroit Foundation Hotel

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:30
The Detroit Foundation Hotel team combined two historic buildings to create a $28-Million new hotel and hospitality experience.

Construction Economics for the Week of November 26, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:27

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

Autodesk Puts Its Money on Construction's Efficient Future

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:26

The convergence of virtual reality, prefabrication, manufacturing, building information modeling and construction came into better focus for Autodesk product users in mid November at the software vendor’s annual conference in Las Vegas.

Product Snapshot: Welding Helmet and Paving Dryer

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:19

The crystal 2.0 welding helmet features automatic shading controls to adapt to brightness of the welding arc.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of November 26, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:11

The Valley Metro Regional Public Transit Authority is planning to build the South Central Light Rail Extension in Phoenix.

Residential/Hospitality: Hilton Des Moines Downtown

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:10
Prefabrication, full 3D model sharing among all trades and bathroom pods built in a factory in Ohio are things that don't happen on every project in Iowa.

Industry Leads for the Week of November 26, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:03

World Energy is planning to convert its petroleum refinery in Paramount to a biofuels production facility.

Manufacturing: ProMedica Headquarters - Steam Plant

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 16:00
Constructed in 1896, the Steam Plant has been part of the Toledo riverfront skyline for over 100 years.

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