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Resilient Design

Sat, 12/08/2018 - 05:00
Working on resilient designs with my one year old grandson.

Explosive New Demolition Plans Submitted for Old Tappan Zee Bridge

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 23:29
Safety concerns could tilt the decision toward use of explosives on the partly dismantled old Hudson River crossing.

UK High-Speed Rail Chief Quits After Delay Reports

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 20:32

Former chairman of consultant Atkins is the replacement, but no new head of London Crossrail is announced now.

Construction Nov. Jobless Rate Drops Year-Over-Year, Up Vs. Oct.

Fri, 12/07/2018 - 15:34

BLS reports construction added 5,000 jobs in Nov., a more modest gain than in Oct. and Sept.

Study Calls for Major Program to Rebuild Interstate System

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 23:17

National Academies' report proposes hiking federal and state capital spending by $20 billion to $45 billion per year.

Private Investment Seeks Gain As Infrastructure Politics Shift

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 12:03

But perspectives are at odds related to a reduced federal funding role in looming legislation.

Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Now Set for Trial in Bribe Case

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 11:32

Pierre Duhaime was forced out in 2012 in the wake of a contract payoff scandal in Libya and Montreal.

Gas Service Nearly Fully Restored About 14 Weeks After Mass. Pipeline Explosions

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 03:08

With 95% of gas meters relit as of Dec. 5, Columbia Gas of Massachusetts appears to be on track to meet its self-imposed deadline to restore natural gas service to Massachusetts in the wake of a series of massive gas explosions. 

Dangers Lurk in Union of Construction, Emerging Technology

Thu, 12/06/2018 - 02:05

As the current pipeline of infrastructure projects becomes larger and ever more complex, contractors are making increasingly risky bets that projects will be delivered on time and on budget. In the last year alone, we've witnessed two global contractors either file for creditor protection or go into liquidation.

EPA Approves $614M WIFIA Loan for San Diego Project

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:27

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $614-million loan to the City of San Diego for a water purification project.

Elon Musk Scraps L.A. Test Tunnel Project

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:24

Entrepreneur Elon Musk’s Boring Co. has dropped plans to construct a tunnel beneath Sepulveda Boulevard in Los Angeles after a settlement with project opponents.

Demo Team Successfully Triggers Big Blasts in Bayonne, NJ

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:21

Controlled implosions brought down the last structural vestiges of a former military docking and supply center in Bayonne, N.J., on Nov. 30, clearing the way for a 1.6-million-sq-ft logistics center.

Drones Give Inspectors a Closer Look at Bridges

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 18:15

Drones provide unprecedented access and new techniques allow extensive analysis, but final decisions still call for a trained human eye

Anchorage Building Codes Credited for Limited Damage After Quakes

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:49

The magnitudes 7.0 and 5.7 earthquake that struck Anchorage, Alaska, on Nov. 30 shook buildings and shattered highways, but caused limited structural damage and no reported loss of life, mostly due to the depth and location of the quake’s epicenter, as well as the city and state’s stringent building requirements.

Climate Assessment Calls for More Adaptation to Prevent Billions in Losses

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:43

National Climate Assessment says infrastructure must be made more resilient to floods, fires and temperature

Urban Flooding Called Nation’s Great ‘Hidden Challenge’ in New Report

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:38

Urban flooding is a “hidden” problem that is affecting large and small communities and will only get worse as the population grows, infrastructure ages, and extreme weather events become more common, according to a new study.

Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality: Savin Hill Apartments

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:15
Building this $5.8-million project above a restaurant in a congested area of Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood, the project team was the first to use an innovative noise mitigation technology invented in Massachusetts.

Award of Merit Residential/Hospitality: The Lucas

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 17:00
The project team for this $30.5-million effort balanced restoration work and construction to adapt a historic church into condominiums on time and on budget.

Developer Sues TVA After It Halts Nuke Site Sale

Wed, 12/05/2018 - 16:54

The multibillion-dollar completion of a nuclear unit at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s unfinished 1,260-MW Bellefonte plant in Alabama is in limbo after the federal power producer refused to complete its sale to Nuclear Development LLC, which has since filed  a breach of contract complaint in federal district court.

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