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As Fluor Numbers Tumble, New Leadership Faces Challenges

Engineering News Record - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 22:45
Project execution issues and missed earnings trigger David Seaton's surprise departure; chief legal officer Carlos Hernandez is interim CEO.

Boston Construction Site Stand Downs Honor Workers Who Died of Opioid Overdoses

Engineering News Record - Sun, 05/05/2019 - 04:00

Two stand downs on May 3 at two Boston construction sites honored craft workers who died after opioid overdoses. 

Construction Jobs Keep Rising, with April Gain of 33,000

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 16:15

Industry's 4.7% unemployment rate is its lowest for April since 2000, economists note.

Dodge Momentum Index Inches Higher in March

Dodge Data Analytics - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:00
The Dodge Momentum Index increased 0.5% in March to 145.5 (2000=100) from the revised February reading of 144.8

Contractors, Insurers Expect IoT Tech to Improve Construction Risk Management

Dodge Data Analytics - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:00
Study by Dodge Data & Analytics and Triax Technologies shows top drivers for IoT adoption are reduced costs, greater employee productivity, improved safety records

March Construction Starts Surge 16 Percent

Dodge Data Analytics - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 09:00
New construction starts in March advanced 16% from the previous month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $809.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics

LJA Engineering is ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2019 Design Firm of the Year

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:00

ENR Texas & Louisiana has selected Houston-based LJA Engineering as its 2019 Design Firm of the Year. Final placements on ENR Texas & Louisiana’s Top Design Firms ranking will be published in June.

ENR Northwest’s Top Contractors Survey Reveals Regional Uptick

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/03/2019 - 04:00
The results from ENR Northwest's annual Top Contractors survey indicate that 2018 was a good year for regional firms.

Crane Expert Weighs In on Seattle Crane Collapse

Engineering News Record - Thu, 05/02/2019 - 20:36

Seeing similarities to a fatal crane accident in Texas in 2012, crane specialist Terry McGettigan believes the Seattle crane collapse will be shown to have similar causes.

Fatal Crane Collapse in Seattle Prompts Questions About Disassembly Procedures

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 21:55

A tower crane being dismantled collapsed Saturday, April 27 in Seattle, killing four people, including two of the ironworkers on the crane and two bystanders on the street below. 

ENR Mountain States Announces 2019 Design Firms of the Year

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 07:12

The Design Firms of the Year are chosen by a vote of the regional ENR editors across the country from a carefully selected group of finalists.

ENR Northwest Previews its Top Design Firms Ranking

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 04:00
Firms participating in ENR Northwest's Top Design Firms survey collectedly reported a significant jump in revenue compared to a year ago.

Safety 360°: Taking Construction Safety to the Next Level

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 04:00
In the construction industry, there’s a lot of talk about safety. Everyone agrees that safety comes first. But does it always?

Performance-Based Wind Design Could Improve Buildings, Say Engineers

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 02:51

Help is on the way for structural engineers driving toward improving the efficiency, reliability and resilience of buildings through performance-based wind design.

Key Democrats, Trump Agree to Work on $2-Trillion Infrastructure Plan

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/01/2019 - 01:51

Parties agree to work on options to fund the package and meet again in late May.

Safety Accusations Fly in Dispute Between New York Developer and Contractor

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 22:43
Claims about the settlement of the structure during construction are part of the conflict.

Study Finds San Francisco Bay is Sinking Faster than Expected

Engineering News Record - Tue, 04/30/2019 - 18:15
Some areas of the region are sinking as fast as 19 mm — .75 inches — a year.

Ghana Picks Consortium for $2.2-Billion Railway Line

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 20:00
GERC will operate and maintain the Eastern Railways line under a 27-year concession agreement.

Federal Way Link Extension Moves Closer to Federal Grant Award

Engineering News Record - Mon, 04/29/2019 - 09:00

The Sound Transit project cleared a key hurdle toward gaining a $790 million federal grant and will move into the engineering phase.

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