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A Pass-Through Taz Limit Can Help Small Firms

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:25

The Republican majority is set to fill in the details of the Trump administration’s tax framework.

Florida Governor Pushes Plan to Expedite Okeechobee Dike

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:25
Florida Governor Rick Scott (R) on Oct. 30 proposed to add $50 million in next year’s budget to accelerate completion of the repairs to the Herbert Hoover Dike around Lake Okeechobee.

Trump Signs $36.5B Disaster-Relief Bill

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:15
Enactment of a second major post-disaster aid measure provides billions of dollars in additional funds to help Puerto Rico and other areas recover from recent natural disasters.

4 Priority Steps That Will Help You Successfully Prepare For a Cybersecurity Attack

Engineering News Record - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 04:00

Is your company prepared to defend its assets?

Tech Start-up Sets Sights on Autonomous Earthmoving

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 19:24

Tech start-up Built Robotics is running trials of a fully autonomous skid-steer loader in California.

Water/Environment Best Project (tie): Port Everglades Wetlands Restoration

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:25

To expand Port Everglades, the facility arranged for the construction of the Southport Turning Notch, a series of five new berths designed to handle the future influx of Super Post Panamax Container cargo ships.

Water/Environment Best Project (tie): Sunset Harbour Neighborhood Improvements

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:20

The city of Miami Beach, situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, is made up of a series of natural and man-made islands.

Specialty Construction Award of Merit: Panorama Tower

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:09

Miami’s Panorama stands 868 ft tall, the maximum height permitted by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Specialty Construction Best Project: Commercial Crew Transportation Capability (CCtCap) Launch Complex 41

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:02

Retrofitting Launch Complex 41 to support the U.S.’s next generation of manned spaceflight systems required some literal and figurative rocket science throughout the project.

Small Project Award of Merit: Bouhan Falligant

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 18:00

Completed ahead of schedule in just 9 months, the $4.65-million Bouhan Falligant office building anchors the south end of Savannah’s Forsyth Park with Chicago-style architecture.

Small Project Best Project: Atlanta Botanical Gardens

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:48

The newly expanded and renovated two-level Longleaf Café and Garden House was designed to seamlessly blend with the surrounding gardens, a feature that also constrained the contractor’s ability to access the site and make the contemporary glass structure a reality.

Best Residential/Hospitality: Porsche Design Tower Miami

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:44

The 60-story, 132-unit condominium has the distinction of housing a first-of-its-kind automobile elevator lift system that delivers both residents and their vehicles directly to their luxury homes.

Renovation/Restoration Award of Merit: Federal Reserve

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:33

In renovating Birmingham’s 1920s-era former Federal Reserve building—and a 1950s-era annex—into commercial office space, the owner tasked the project team with incorporating existing items into the project in order to qualify for historic tax credits from the state of Alabama.

Renovation/Restoration Best Project: The Pizitz Building

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:30

After nearly three decades of dormancy, a 92-year-old downtown Birmingham landmark has been reborn as an 11-story mixed-use facility with 143 apartments, 13,000 sq ft of office space and a mezzanine-level open-concept food hall showcasing the city’s best culinary entrepreneurs.

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Award of Merit: CityPlace Doral

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:22

The CityPlace Doral project, developed and owned by Miami’s Related Group, is a 1.2-million-sq-ft multi-use complex consisting of seven different buildings: two residential towers, a 300,000-sq-ft retail center, a 36,000-sq-ft movie theater, two parking garages and a 30,000-sq-ft grocery store.

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Award of Merit: Disney Springs

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 17:16

Contractors utilized integrated project delivery for this project, which transformed the former Downtown Disney into the retail, restaurant and recreation development known as Disney Springs via two phases over a roughly three-year period.

Office/Retail/Mixed-Use Best Project: Comcast at One Ballpark Center

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:56

Despite numerous design and scope changes during construction, Brasfield & Gorrie delivered Comcast’s 440,00-sq-ft central division headquarters on time and under budget.

Interiors/Tenant Improvements: Newell Brands

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:52

Renovating the 100,000-sq-ft building into a distinctive corporate headquarters proved to be a race against time as the project team was tasked with opening the new corporate headquarters on the same day that Newell Rubbermaid completed its merger with Jarden Corp.

Houston Judge Calls for Flood Control Efforts

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 16:00
Two months after Hurricane Harvey struck Houston, Harris County Judge Ed Emmett, who is also the county’s director of emergency management, proposed a set of 15 responses, including some new construction and restoration work, aimed at protecting the city from future floods.

Highways/Bridges Award of Merit: SR 9B from I-95 to North of US 1 New Road Construction

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/31/2017 - 15:36

The design-build-finance approach to new road construction of State Road 9B from Interstate-95 to north of U.S. 1 included construction of approximately 2.8 miles of State Road 9B and a full cloverleaf interchange at I-95 and SR 9B.

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