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House Committee Leaders Roll Out Their WRDA Version

Sat, 05/19/2018 - 18:10

Senate and House panels set May 23-24 votes on differing water-resources measures.

FRA: 12 Railroads May Miss Train-Control Systems Deadline

Fri, 05/18/2018 - 17:55

Freight railroads have positive train control systems on 60% of their route miles, passenger lines lag, at  25%.

Design Firms Keep Busy Despite Cost Concerns

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 17:20

ENR New York's Top 10 design firms reported $2.1B in revenues for 2017.

Top Design Firms Building Bridges to the Future

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 14:30

Our top design firms are adding new services and helping clients envision what their building needs really are.

Related, SOM Unveil 400 Lake Shore Drive, a Plan for the Former Chicago Spire Site

Thu, 05/17/2018 - 07:14

Related Midwest recently unveiled its proposal for 400 Lake Shore Drive, two towers set 150-ft apart designed by architect David Childs with fellow architect Scott Duncan and structural engineer William Baker of Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM).

Bentley Systems Acquires Dutch and Canadian Subsurface Design Tools

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:45

Bentley Systems Inc. has acquired Plaxis, a Dutch provider of geotechnical software for 3D analysis and design around soil-structure interactions.

London's Kew Gardens Get Makeover

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:42

Nearly 70,000 elements of the Temperate glasshouse in London’s Kew Gardens were removed, restored and replaced, along with 15,000 panes of glass in a $41-million project to rehabilitate one of the world’s greatest Victorian-era horticultural ironwork buildings.

Infrastructure Plan Emerging in Legislative Pieces

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:28

As advocates for spending more on highways, transit, water and other public-works projects gathered for the sixth annual Infrastructure Week’s more than 100 media events and panel discussions, it was clear that a wide-ranging bill won’t be coming this year.

DOE Seeks to Halt MOX Construction, Convert Facility to Nuclear Weapons Plant

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:16

With the idea of converting the unfinished MOX facility into a manufacturing plant for nuclear weapons components, Energy Secretary Rick Perry on May 10 waived the requirement to use funds on construction and related support activities for the massively over-budget project at Savannah River Site in South Carolina.

To Relieve Traffic Congestion, Mumbai Takes Roads Offshore

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:04

India’s commercial capital, Mumbai, continues to build offshore highway links to escape congested city roads. 

Sinkhole Forces Evacuation in Florida

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 19:00

Engineers continue to investigate 12-15 sinkholes that opened on April 25 in a gated community in Ocala, Florida.

UK Leading Offshore Wind Power Growth in Europe

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:53

Ever-bigger turbines and floating platforms are helping to accelerate the growth of offshore wind power development in Europe, where immediate prospects remain strong, especially in the United Kingdom.

High-Speed Rail Plans Move Forward in Texas, Northeast

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:50

Construction could begin as soon as next year on a 240-mile high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas if permitting goes smoothly, according to officials.

Boston's $3.5 Billion Green Line Upgrade to Double Capacity

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:40

Boston transportation officials on May 7 unveiled an estimated $3.5-billion plan for modern Green Line trains that could potentially double the capacity of the nation’s oldest and most heavily traveled light-rail system.

ENR 2018 Top 400 Contractors: The Market Keeps on Rolling

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:35

Large contractors know it can’t last, but right now the market continues to expand, and few firms see any clear signs of a slowdown.

Congress Revisits Nuclear Waste Storage

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 18:20

A solution for nuclear waste from power plants could finally be moving forward after the U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly May 10 to authorize continued licensing of Yucca Mountain as well as interim waste storage.

Product Snapshot: Impact Driver and Sledgehammer

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:26

The Larson 4000 skid-mounted, fold-over light mast features four 1000-W metal halide lamps on a telescoping boom.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of May 21, 2018

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 17:12

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

NYU Engineering School Picks Jelena Kovacevic as New Dean

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:57

Jelena Kovacevic will join New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, as dean, effective in August.

Dick Haury, 85, Big Airport Constructor

Wed, 05/16/2018 - 16:50

Richard L. “Dick” Haury Sr., 85, a former senior vice president for airports at URS Corp. who helped develop major airport programs throughout the globe, died May 4 in Orlando, Fla.

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