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Preliminary Top Starts for New York, New Jersey

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:00

Once again, we'll be using Dodge data and other information to determine the Top Starts — construction projects that broke ground in 2018 — in New York and New Jersey.

ENR Southeast Previews Ranking of 2018's Top Starts

Engineering News Record - Mon, 01/28/2019 - 05:00
ENR Southeast previews its Top Starts ranking of the largest projects in the Southeast region to start construction during 2018.

OSHA Names Construction Chief to Succeed The Late Dean McKenzie, 62.

Engineering News Record - Sun, 01/27/2019 - 19:25
B&V taps a former Siemens exec as new power unit CEO.

Trump Signs Bill Ending Shutdown, But Only for 3 Weeks

Engineering News Record - Sat, 01/26/2019 - 05:43

Funds should start to flow again at reopened agencies but month's backlog could slow permitting, other approvals.

Google Taps Black & Veatch to Help Build Solar in Asia

Engineering News Record - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 20:38

A 40,000-panel solar farm in Taiwan will be the company's first such project in Asia.

EIA Expects Renewable Growth to Slow

Engineering News Record - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 20:19
Federal government's Annual Energy Outlook forecasts a lot more natural gas, continued growth for renewables.

Airports: Kansas City, O'Hare Redevelopments Show How Not to Deal With Transparency

Engineering News Record - Fri, 01/25/2019 - 14:20

The cost of the design for a new Kansas City International Airport has nearly doubled since a developer was picked in September 2017 in a very open, if chaotic, process. Now, Chicago is going with a completely closed process to pick the designer of a new terminal at O'Hare International in a process that's just as bad.

Enbridge Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in Southeast Ohio, Investigation Ongoing

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 20:03

A natural gas pipeline exploded January 21 in Noble County, Ohio, injured two people, destroyed three nearby homes, damaged three others and caused the evacuation of other homes and businesses in the rural area. The pipeline was part of the Texas Eastern Transmission system built in 1952 and 1953 and owned since 2017 by Canadian energy transportation giant Enbridge.

ENR Photo Contest Judges Pick Top Construction Shots

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 16:05

Selecting the photos for ENR’s  annual Year in Construction winners gallery offered lessons about the intersection of work, safety, beauty and construction. 

FPL Announces Plans to Install 30 Million Solar Panels in Florida

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:52
Florida Power & Light Co. announced plans Jan. 16 to install more than 30 million solar panels by 2030 in Florida.

World of Concrete Opens to Eager Crowds in Las Vegas

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:51
The annual World of Concrete equipment show opened to eager crowds in Las Vegas on Jan. 22.

More Tunnels Found Along US-Mexico Border

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:50

While the president wants his wall, U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents keep finding subterranean tunnels crossing the U.S. border with Mexico.

Fla. Gov. Expediates Environmental Projects, Everglades Restoration

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:50

Florida’s new governor, Ron DeSantis (R), swept into office issuing an executive order Jan. 10 for an ambitious program to improve the state’s water quality, quantity and supply; bring science, accountability and transparency to environmental programs; and enhance coastal protection.

Wind Installation Bottleneck Threatens 23% of US Projects

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:45

The logistics of getting land-based wind turbines to project sites could create a bottleneck over the next two years, potentially delaying or canceling up to 23% of all installations and putting as much as $2.1 billion in revenue at risk, a January report by energy consultant Wood Mackenzie says.

NYC Contractor Navillus Sails on After Chapter 11

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:40

Trouble appears to be over between Navillus, one of New York City’s biggest contractors, and five building trades unions.

PG&E Faces Billions in Grid Work Amid Bankruptcy Crisis

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:30

Major electric grid work is ahead in PG&E’s territory, whether or not the California electric and gas utility files for bankruptcy.

How the Photo Team Settled the Dust Dispute

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 15:30

The photo that appears on the cover of this issue of ENR, a drill rig puncturing concrete or stone at the base of a new retaining wall being built in Chattanooga, Tenn., came out on top in online voting for the image that would make the best foldout cover.

Preliminary 2018 Top Construction Start List Released by ENR MidAtlantic

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/24/2019 - 05:00
ENR MidAtlantic released its preliminary list of the largest construction starts in 2018.

How Navillus’ Owner Disentangled From a Non-Union Firm

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 23:27
A thriving open shop company in New York City, Trident General Contracting, no longer has ties to the owner of union contractor Navillus.

Legislators Probe UK Crossrail's Late Arrival

Engineering News Record - Wed, 01/23/2019 - 20:30
One of Europe's largest and most complicated infrastructure programs was heading for an on-time opening last month while being held up as a model of good project delivery. But weeks before the planned event, London's $19-billion Crossrail transit megaproject was found to be in deep trouble.

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