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Late Lane Reopening Draws Fine for Contractor Kokosing

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 18:19

Delays in reopening traffic lanes following an overnight resurfacing project in the Cleveland area have earned Kokosing Construction Co. a $12,800 fine from the Ohio Dept. of Transportation.

Superior-WSP Team Is Tapped For Georgia-SC Border Bridges

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 18:13

The team of Superior Construction Co. and WSP has been selected for the $90-million design-build replacement of the Interstate 20 bridges spanning the Augusta Canal and Savannah River on the Georgia-South Carolina border.

Siltation From Floods Trigger Boil-Water Edict in Austin

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 18:11

Historic floods this month brought higher levels of debris and silt than normal into the city of Austin’s waterways, pushing water treatment capacity to its limits.

AOE Winner Jason McLennan's Home Certified as a Living Building

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 18:05

Jason F. McLennan, winner of the 2016 ENR Award of Excellence for creating the International Living Future Institute and its rigorous Living Building Challenge sustainability program, has achieved his personal goal of getting his super-green, off-the-grid Bainbridge Island, Wash., house certified as a Living Building.

How Jacobs Pried $109M From Conagra Brands For Blast Costs

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 17:29

If Jacobs didn't cause the terrible 2009 explosion at a Slim Jim plant, why did they have to pay the settlements?

Feds Say OK to Private Takeover of Vermont Yankee Nuke Plant

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 17:20

NRC grants license to cleanup firm NorthStar, but state is last hurdle to $500M takedown.

Black & Veatch Study Finds K.C. to St. Louis Hyperloop Feasible

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 17:11

Leawood, Kan.-based engineering firm Black & Veatch released a feasibility study Oct. 17 that said building a hyperloop transportation system along the 1-70 corridor—connecting the cities of St. Louis; Columbia, Mo.; and Kansas City—would be buildable and commercially viable and could cut travel times by three hours and generate $410 million in economic development locally.

North Carollina Talies $12.7 Billion Toll from Hurricane Florence

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 17:03

The damage to North Carolina’s business and infrastructure from Hurricane Florence in early September is estimated at $12.7 billion, according to a report from the governor’s office, and the tally is climbing still. 

Digital Twin Support and Open Source Promised at Bentley Conference

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 16:52

In an effort to boost infrastructure project success, Bentley Systems has rolled out several new strategies for improving digital workflows to take projects all the way from concept to operations and even decommissioning, including a new digital twin cloud service dubbed iTwin Services.

Construction Economics for the Week of October 29, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:35

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

Product Snapshot: Hydraulic Pump and Articulated Truck

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:29

The ZC-Series of portable hydraulic pumps are battery powered for use on jobsites with limited on-site power.

Industry Leads for the Week of October 29, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 15:07

INEOS Phenol is planning to expand its phenol production facility in Theodore.

Strategic Acquisitions Fit Into Infrastructure Development Portfolio

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 14:34

London conference draws attention to significant projects from around the world and the role software plays in their creation

Specialty Construction Best Project: Ononee Nuclear Station Feedwater Heater Replacements

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:00
Oconee Nuclear Station engaged its contractors eight months before a complicated feedwater heater replacement project was set to begin.

How Would a Split Congress Deal with Infrastructure Bills?

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:00

Midterm election predictions at ENR press time give Democrats a decent chance of taking a House majority and Republicans retaining their Senate hold.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of October 29, 2018

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 13:00

The Santa Clara Valley Water District is planning to carry out the Pacheco Reservoir Expansion project.

Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit: The Inn at Barnsley Resort

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 12:30
Inspired by British architect Edwin Lutyens, the 55-key, 46,000-sq-ft Inn at Barnsley Resort complements the facility’s existing English-inspired architecture.

Trump Signs Water Infrastructure Bill Providing $3.7B for New Corps Projects

Engineering News Record - Wed, 10/24/2018 - 02:12

Bipartisan legislation also authorizes $4.4 billion for drinking water revolving funds.

Residential/Hospitality Award of Merit: Omni Hotel at SunTrust Park

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 20:20
The last component to be built as part of The Battery development, the 16-story Omni Atlanta Hotel at SunTrust Park, is a 260-room full-service hotel with guest room balconies overlooking the adjacent plaza and ballpark.

Sports/Entertainment Best Project: Daily's Place and Covered Flex Field

Engineering News Record - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 19:50

Attached to TIAA Bank Field—the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars—Daily’s Place Amphitheater and Covered Flex Field boasts a unique combination of uses.

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