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EPA Takes Small Steps to Regulate PFAS

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 19:21
EPA will take until 2021 to decide whether to develop ambient water quality criteria for the toxins that were widely used in cookware and firefighting.

High-Speed Rail Advocates Hope For Best After Newsom Announces Narrowed Focus in California

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 18:30

Fate of ultimate Bay Area-SoCal connection still uncertain

Prosecutions of Union Officials in 2018 Unmasked Theft, Embezzlement

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 05:24
A boilermakers union official had a taste for luxury goods, but most of the stealing was small-scale.

Kiewit, Flatiron, SNC-Lavalin Short-Listed for Big Vancouver-Area Span

Tue, 02/19/2019 - 00:33
The field narrows for a $1.4-bilion, design-build-finance contract award.

Chicago's Lake Shore Drive Bridge Closes for Emergency Repairs, Reopens With Temporary Fix

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 15:46

Lake Shore Drive, a part of U.S. Highway 41 that runs parallel with and along the shoreline of Lake Michigan in Chicago, was closed to northbound traffic from the morning of February 11 to the afternoon of February 12 due to cracks in structural steel support girders on the elevated roadway that leads to the Outer Drive Bridge which crosses the Chicago River at the mouth of Lake Michigan. The popular thoroughfare handles 120,000 vehicles a day, half of which use the northbound lanes.

US Appeals Court Slams FERC on Long-Muddled State Environmental Permits

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 17:56
Big Calif.-Ore. dam removals, which triggered the Jan. 25 federal ruling on state clean-water okays, are proceeding to contract.

Salini Impregilo Offers Rescue Purchase of Astaldi Group

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 19:00
As part of the proposed deal, Astaldi would dispose of its interests in concessions, including those covering Turkey’s Third Bosporus Bridge.

New Territory for Timber

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 18:00

Computer-controlled milling mainstreams plywood and timber products, for large and small practices.

Cost Revealed for Troubled Bridge Over London Waters

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 17:00
London Mayor Sadiq Khan scrapped Thomas Heatherwick's green span design in 2017, declining to underwrite long-term maintenance costs.

SNC-Lavalin Grows Europe Base Even as New Pressures Mount

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 16:26

After opening its new London headquarters Feb. 6, the Montreal firm's CEO Neil Bruce faces a slew of political and market issues in other global spots and at home.

Chinese Contractors Dive Into BIM and Prefab for Island-Hopping Roadway

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:40

Chinese contractors take the plunge into prefab and BIM for island-hopping roadway

New State DOT Chiefs Face Tougher Times

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 15:33
Jack Marchbanks has been named by newly elected Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) as state transportation department director.

ENR Mountain States Previews List of Top Starts From 2018

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 08:00

To date, the top starts list is an impressive mix of infrastructure, renovations, multifamily, commercial buildings, educational facilities, offices and mixed-use projects.


Contractor Survey Says Construction IT Spending Isn't Increasing

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 05:57

JBKnowledge, Inc., the privately-held company that created and developed SmartBid and produces the ConTechCrew podcast, recently released its 2018 Construction Technology Report.

What We Learned Stretching A Short Vietnam War Runway

Thu, 02/14/2019 - 03:08
The challenge was how to stabilize the base for aircraft in Chu Lai.

In Bankruptcy, PG&E Still Faces Big Spend to Cut Fire Risks

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 21:55

California utility giant filed new plan Feb. 6 for boosted infrastructure, technology and controversial blackouts to respond to and prevent wildfire devastation; it could spend up to $2.3 billion in 2019.

Drones Find Sweet Spot in Environmental Engineering

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:03

Drones find a niche in environmental engineering, where aerial data collection protects fragile landscapes and worker safety

Puerto Rico Utility Proposes Eight Minigrids to Run the Island

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:34
Puerto Rico’s electric grid would be divided into eight minigrids that could run independently of one an­other in the event of a hurricane or other natural disaster.

Three Wave Energy Developers Ready to Test Devices in Hawaii

Wed, 02/13/2019 - 19:27

Fabrication of a giant barge-like wave energy device is underway in Portland, Ore., in preparation for testing in Hawaii this summer.


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