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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.

Excellence in Safety and Small Project: The Foundry

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:48

This 52,000-sq-ft office/mixed-use building was a 1907 grey iron foundry, the project’s name represents its history as well as its capacity to be molded into a reimagined form.

Specialty Construction: Fayette County Historic Courthouse Underpinning

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:40

GeoStabilization used micropile shoring to accommodate additional planned retail space in the Fayette County Courthouse and allow access to the basement and underpin relevant portions of the existing, sinking structure with a combination of micropiles and conventional underpinning pits.

Specialty Construction: Milwaukee Bucks Arena Steel Erection

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/21/2018 - 15:30

The construction of the new Milwaukee Bucks Arena, as well as the steel erection, had an aggressive schedule and steel erection was the critical path of the project.

Renovation/Restoration: Rail & Commerce Building

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:10
The Burlington Mail Terminal, a 90-year-old former mail-by-rail depot, spent nearly half its life crumbling under neglect. The renamed Rail & Commerce Building is now a nexus of old and new.

Water/Environment: Deep Rock Tunnel Connector Project

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:08

The $71.4-million Deep Rock Connector Tunnel Project is part of a new 28-mile network of 189-ft-dia deep tunnels designed to eliminate combined sewage overflows that have plagued Indianapolis neighborhoods during heavy rains.

Manufacturing: Chamberlain Group Headquarters

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:00
This four-story, 229,000-sq-ft office building on a 20-acre site consolidates more than 650 people from four Chamberlain Group facilities into one suburban campus.

Water/Environmental: OARS Augmentation and Relief Sewer

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 21:00

The new OARS 20-ft-diameter, 23,300-ft-long tunnel provides wet weather relief downtown Columbus’ main sewer.

Water/Environmental: Ann Arbor Wastewater Plant Treatment Facilities Renovation Center

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:56

New swales, detention ponds, and hydrodynamic separators were designed and constructed to reduce rainwater runoff to the Huron River.

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use: Wrigley Field Campus Development

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:45
The $223-million redevelopment of the area directly in front of Wrigley Field and an adjacent property acrosss Clark Street has been touted as a new economic engine for the East Lakeview neighborhood as well as a long-term investment in club facilities by the Ricketts family.

Manufacturing/Industrial: Trumpf Smart Factory

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:15
Trumpf Smart Factory is a manufacturing and showroom facility designed and constructed to be at the forefront of integrated automation, material and information flow utilizing machine tools.

Higher Education/Research: Michigan State University’s Facility for Rare Isotopes

Engineering News Record - Tue, 11/20/2018 - 20:09

The FRIB is a research area on the campus of Michigan State, part of the Office of Nuclear Physics in the U.S. Dept. of Energy Office of Science.

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