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Comprehensive Jobsite Monitoring Simplified

Engineering News Record - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 05:00

Sensera Systems works with the construction industry to improve efficiency, profits, and safety. Providing solutions for real-time visual jobsite monitoring and automation to address progress execution, risk management, and winning work.

Trump Issues New 'Buy American' Directive for Infrastructure Projects

Engineering News Record - Fri, 02/01/2019 - 03:48

Executive order aims to expand domestic-preference program to more types of construction materials.

Weekend of Events Precedes Seattle Tunnel Opening

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 10:00

Seattle residents get one last chance to check out the Alaskan Way Viaduct this weekend, which will be fully removed in the coming months.

NDOT Is 2019 ENR Southwest Owner of the Year

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/31/2019 - 05:00
Modernizing and adapting the Las Vegas freeway system as well as maintaining the state system while being responsive to changing needs garners the selection.

Strong Demand for New Machines at World of Concrete 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 23:33

The crowds swelled through the gates of World of Concrete in Las Vegas, and equipment manufacturers were eager to sell through their stock as a strong construction market hits its stride.

World Bank Debars Odebrecht Subsidiary for Alleged Fraud

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 22:22

Bank's 3-year ban sparked by company's actions on Colombian water project.

Using Two-Faced Solar Panels Can Increase Generation

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 20:00
Under the right conditions, bi-facial solar panels can capture energy on both sides of a solar installation.

Resource Planning – Demand It Now

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 14:00

Resource planning should be a basic building block of all engineering and other professional services organizations; however, many firms accomplish this critical planning in a silo with spreadsheets or other disparate systems.

New Construction Starts in December Decline 10 Percent; Annual Total for 2018 Edges Up 0.3 Percent to $789.0 Billion

Dodge Data Analytics - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:30
New construction starts in December fell 10% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $708.9 billion, continuing to retreat after November's 7% slide, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

Dodge Momentum Index Moves Lower in December

Dodge Data Analytics - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 07:30
The Dodge Momentum Index fell 4.9% in December to 151.9 (2000=100) from the revised November reading of 159.7.

Construction Economics for the Week of February 4, 2019

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 05:00

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

Virginia Launches $1B in Highway Expansions on I-95, Capital Beltway

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/30/2019 - 02:26

Toll road specialist Transurban will design, build, maintain and fund three of the projects.

GZA Names New Executive Leaders

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 19:16

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc. recently named Patrick F. Sheehan as chief executive officer.

 

 

Tall Buildings Council Offers Nearly Everything You Might Want to Know About Skyscrapers

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 17:23

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, in its 2018 CTBUH Tall Building Year in Review, found that 18 supertall buildings 300 meters or taller completed construction last year—a record number that beats 2017, but only by three.

Curtain Raised on London Music Center Concept by Diller Scofidio + Renfro

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 14:34

The Barbican, London Symphony Orchestra and Guildhall School of Music & Drama recently released Diller Scofidio + Renfro's first conceptual design for the proposed Centre for Music in London.

Arizona, Nevada Construction Job Gains Dip, But Remain Strong Year-Over-Year

Engineering News Record - Tue, 01/29/2019 - 05:00
States in the Southwest have posted strong employment gains, mainly driven by the construction sector.

National Grid Crews Restore Power to Rhode Island Residents

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 20:00
A Jan. 21 pressure drop knocked 7,100 Newport County customers off line, triggering a state of emergency.

Crews Rush to Demo Fenway School Before Red Sox Home Opener

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 15:37

Crews demolishing a school across the street from Fenway Park plan to have the building down by the end of March, just before the Red Sox April 9 home opener. 

Civil Engineers Give Washington ‘C’ on Infrastructure Report

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 10:00

Washington's fast population growth is 'stress-testing' the region's infrastructure, ASCE officials say.

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