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Construction Dec. Jobs Surge by 38,000, Led by Heavy-Civil Sector

Engineering News Record - Fri, 01/04/2019 - 15:13

Industry's jobless rate climbs from November level but improves year over year.

Autodesk's Latest Acquisition and Investment Pattern Binds Design and Construction

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 18:33

The moves pull closer into the Autodesk orbit technologies and services that support the conversion of the ideas defined by Autodesk’s design products—the company’s traditional core offerings—into the processes and outcome of construction.

Construction Economics for the Week of January 7, 2018

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 17:04

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

Are You Paying Attention to Your Digital Footprints?

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 12:35
Throughout the past decade, social media has become an absolutely essential tool in the A/E/C marketing mix.

VIEWPOINT: Five Construction Clauses To Avoid Litigation

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 06:00

The construction industry experiences some of the highest incidences of litigation. Here are the contractual clauses most often involved in disputes and suggested variations that could help avoid the headaches and costs of litigation.  

Contractors See Bright 2019, but Finding Workers Is Still Tough

Engineering News Record - Thu, 01/03/2019 - 00:39

AGC-Sage survey says 79% of construction firms expect to add staff but 78% report difficulty hiring qualified people.

Tunnel Linking Denmark and Germany Wins Approval

Engineering News Record - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 16:20
Project owner Femern A/S won Danish approval of road-rail link in 2015, but German opposition delayed final go-ahead.

The Construction Stories of 2019 for Washington, Oregon

Engineering News Record - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 10:00

Take a look at five of the larger stories to watch in Washington and Oregon in 2019.

East Side Access Rail Project Steams Ahead Underneath Grand Central

Engineering News Record - Mon, 12/31/2018 - 05:00

For years, critics have pounced on unforeseen construction they say has been mired in politics, bureaucracy and disorganization

Construction Economics for the Week of December 31, 2018

Engineering News Record - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 20:08

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

60-Mile-Long Drone Inspection Flight Points to the Future

Engineering News Record - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 18:59

The successful demonstration of safe operation of an inspection drone by a pilot located miles away and beyond visual line of site will help the Federal Aviation Administration develop rules and guidelines for routinely permitting commercial inspection flights in the future.

Energy Sector Expects 2019 Growth in Renewable and Natural Gas Projects

Engineering News Record - Thu, 12/27/2018 - 13:00
Construction in the energy sector is expected to grow 3% to 5% in 2019, though it faces headwinds with uncertain trade policies.

Wanhua Chemical Plant On Pace for 2Q 2019 Construction Start

Engineering News Record - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 13:00

Construction on a $1.25-billion chemical complex recently announced for St. James Parish is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2019.

Alaskan Way Viaduct Closure Jan. 11 Marks Three-Week Switch to Tunnel

Engineering News Record - Wed, 12/26/2018 - 10:00

More than 90,000 vehicles traveling the viaduct each day will need to scatter to limited options.

Shutdown Affects Some, But Not All, Infrastructure Programs

Engineering News Record - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 02:51
Federal-aid highways funds keep flowing because they draw on trust fund.

Serious Dump and Read-Mix Delivery Truck Accidents Edge Higher

Engineering News Record - Tue, 12/25/2018 - 00:03
The trend continued in the wrong direction in 2016, the U.S. reports.

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