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RS&H Acquires Colorado’s TSH

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 18:48

The acquisition of TSH expands current RS&H service offerings in the Colorado market within the transportation sector.

Deere Adds Grade Control to G-Series Excavators

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 16:29

The move brings Deere's excavators to a level of grade control alreadty seen among some of its competitors, but with full factory-installed integration with Topcon's machine-control systems.

Construction Economics for the Week of June 4, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 13:00

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

Canada Kabosh on China's $1B Buy of Contractor Aecon Creates New Limbo

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 11:27
Premier Justin Trudeau was alerted by Australians to "challenges" of Chinese acquisitions of foreign E&C firms, says Bloomberg.

Pennsylvania Sues Firms to Recoup Harrisburg Incinerator Losses

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 05:00
The repercussions continue over a 15-year-old project gone awry.

Worker Dies In Accident At Airport Construction Site In Phoenix

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:00
Rescue crews recover body of operator four days after drilling rig tumbles into a hole.

Harris County Seeks Community Input on $2.5 Billion Flood Bond Issue

Engineering News Record - Wed, 05/30/2018 - 04:00

Plans for a $2.5 billion bond issue to fund flood control and resiliency projects across Harris County are coming together, with the scheduling of a series of 23 community engagement meetings between June 5 and Aug. 1 to solicit public input.

New York Bridge Project Mystery: Cost and Schedule

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 20:32
Has Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York promised too much?

OSHA Updates Crane Rule, Removes Certification by Capacity

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 19:20

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced on May 21 that it is amending its proposed rule for crane operator training and certification.

New England Blows Hard on Offshore Wind

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 15:50
Massachusetts and Rhode Island aim to become the nexus for U.S. offshore wind, selecting developers May 23 for megaprojects totaling 1,200 MW.

ENR MidAtlantic Releases Preliminary Top Contractor Rankings

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:00

ENR MidAtlantic will publish its Top Contractor rankings in August. 

Redevelopment of 1960s-era World Trade Center Building Begins After 20 Years of Setbacks

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:00

Developers broke ground earlier this month on a $460-million redevelopment of the 33-floor New Orleans World Trade Center tower into a Four Seasons Hotel and Residences, bringing to fruition a restoration that has been more than 20 years in the making and mired in setbacks.

Growth Continues for the Midwest's Top Contractors

Engineering News Record - Tue, 05/29/2018 - 04:00

Our Midwest Top Contractors are on track to show growth over 2016, despite a somewhat slower rate of growth in 2017,

Trio of Transit Construction Projects Dominate New LA Metro Budget

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 19:46
The 2018-2019 spending plan, which begins July 1, calls for nearly $2 billion in construction, with the majority directed to rail and transit expansions.

Colorado Hyperloop Hopes To Take Off From Denver Airport

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 19:00
The proposed route calls for north-south line between Fort Collins and Vail, and an east-west route extending through downtown Denver and Vail.

Steam Cracker, Polyethylene Plant Planned for New Gulf Coast Joint Venture

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 16:13
The joint venture, Bayport Polymers, will take ownership of Total's existing 880 million pound per year polyethylene facility in Bayport, Texas and a $1.7 billion, 1 million tons per year ethane steam cracker that is being built by CB&I in Port Arthur, Texas. The cracker is slated to begin operating in 2020.

Floor Votes Next Step for Water Resources Bills

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 15:22
Senate and House committees unanimously clear measures authorizing $2.4 billion for Corps projects.

The Seasonal Nature of Clearing Washington's North Cascades Highway

Engineering News Record - Fri, 05/25/2018 - 09:00
When the North Cascades Highway opened in September 1972, it lasted just two months before snow closed the 37-mile stretch through Washington’s North Cascades mountain range. The two-month window was a fitting omen of what was to come for the roadway.

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