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Webcor/Obayashi Sues San Francisco Transit Terminal Owner

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 19:59
On Oct. 16, the Webcor/Obayashi Joint Venture, general contractor for the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco, filed a complaint San Francisco Superior Court against the hub's owner, the Transbay Joint Powers Authority, seeking more than $150 million in extra payments on its $994,517,600 contract.

European Investment Bank Pushes Sustainability, Backed by €500 million

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 19:17
The $578-million bond issue follows a successful decade-long run of so-called “green bonds” that have funded 160 projects tied to green energy.

Publicly Shared Data Is Called the Key to Better Infrastructure Decisions

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 14:21

The UK's National Infrastructure Commission chairman, Sir John Armitt, and Bentley Systems' CEO, Greg Bentley, sit down for a discussion about improving infrastructure through public policy, data, and digital twins.

Why Many Contractors Prefer To Revert To Bar Charts

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 12:17
So our challenge is to again teach that the mathematics and discipline of CPM, coupled with proper software, will deliver return on the intellectual effort required.

Army Engineers Support Storm-Struck Communities with Back-up Power

Thu, 10/18/2018 - 05:13
Strategically placed generators revive powerless sewage systems

Investigation Finds Sinking Did Not Cause Millennium Tower Cracks

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:21

Allana Buick & Bers, a forensic engineer hired by the Millennium Tower Association, says the cracked window glass in Unit 36B of the San Francisco residential building was caused by an exterior impact.

Tradeswomen Seek Bigger Role in Industry Growth

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:17

2,200 at union-sponsored Women Build Nations event in Seattle boost careerbuilding

ENR 2018 Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Dealing With a Hot Market

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 19:10

The industry is experiencing a generational high market, and specialty contractors are reaping the benefits. But who will do all the work?

Tall Building Study for San Francisco Sets Forth Seismic Resilience Road Map

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:30

To reduce seismic risk to new tall buildings, San Francisco should develop regulations to address foundation and geotechnical issues.

Industry Fuels Battle to Stop California's Anti-Tax Prop. 6

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:26

Nov. 6 ballot measure would repeal 2017 gas tax pumping billions into transportation work

Q&A: Lessons of Resilience From Hurricane Michael

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:18

With much of north Florida’s engineering and construction community engaged in damage assessment and recovery following Hurricane Michael’s Oct. 10 strike on the Panhandle and points north, ENR sat down Oct. 16 with Jason Bird, resilience practice leader for Jacobs, for a talk about how engineers might lead the way forward.

Danish Offshore Wind Giant Orsted Makes Big U.S. Move

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:09

World leader buys successful American pioneer Deepwater Wind for $510M

SNC-Lavalin Plots Course After Canada Rejects Bribe Plea Deal

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:06

First hearing on actions by now-departed executives is set for Oct. 22

Dutch Developing Offshore Wind Power Infrastructure

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 17:03

The Hollandse Kust Zuid 1 and 2 farms are expected to one day supply 700 to 750 MW of capacity, drawing from an estimated 60 to 130 turbines, depending on the kind of monopile-foundation wind technology installed.

Msikaba Span Contract Let By South Africa Road Agency

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:58

A joint venture of Portugal’s Mota-Engil and South Africa-based engineering company Concor Holdings Ltd. has won a $118-million contract for the construction of South Africa’s longest-span cable-stayed suspension bridge.

Feds Pinpoint Cause of Deadly Mass. Gas Explosion

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 16:53

Crews failed to relocate pressure-sensing lines from an old cast-iron distribution main during a mid-September Columbia Gas pipeline replacement, igniting a series of explosions and fires north of Boston, according to a preliminary report by federal investigators.

OSHA Sees Flaws in Cranes That Came Down During Irma

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:44

In an analysis of three cranes that collapsed in the Miami area on Sept. 10, 2017 as Hurricane Irma passed over Florida, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration found that while the cranes were set to “weathervane,” or spin freely in the wind, all three were a specific model whose jibs may have been vulnerable to turbulent wind vortexes.

Analytics Platform Aims to Get the Most Out of Site Sensors

Wed, 10/17/2018 - 15:36

Putting more sensors on a jobsite can tell you a lot about temperature, humidity, noise and vibration, but doing something useful with that data can be a daunting task.

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