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Sweco's Future Takes Shape Under New CEO Asa Bergman

Thu, 07/12/2018 - 04:00

Veteran exec builds on tranformative purchase and decentralized management to propel $2B Swedish designer

Public-Employee Union Fees, Water Wars Are Key in High Court Rulings

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 21:00

Industry groups react to halt 'to fair share' union fees for government non-members

ENR 2018 Top 225: Political Headwinds Worry International Design Firms

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 19:30

The global market for design is sluggish, but firms say local politics and a potential trade war could stall any recovery.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of July 16, 2018

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:24

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

Product Snapshot: All-Terrain Crane and Jobsite Camera

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 17:10

The LTM 1230-5.1 is a 230-metric-ton-class all-terrain crane with a 72-meter telescoping main boom.

Startup Uses Machine Learning To Cut Fire Risk From Power Grids

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:51

If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, it can still land on a power line and start a wildfire.

DC Water Set to Begin Final Segment of Anacostia Tunnel

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:39

Construction of the largest and final segment of the Anacostia River Tunnel System is set to begin this month.

HVDC Lines a Possible Answer to Intermittent Renewables

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:31

There is a renewed interest in construction of high-voltage direct-current transmission lines as they are viewed as an ideal solution to deliver far away wind and solar energy, and to stabilize intermittent renewable power, concepts backed by a recent report prepared for the Energy Information Administration.

California Begins To Consider Solar on Commercial Buildings

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:27

After approving a 2019 building code that requires all new homes in the state to have rooftop solar panels starting in 2020, the California Energy Commission is now eyeing commercial buildings.

Top Contractors Use New Tech to Meet Demand

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:00

Top contractors are winning their local markets and turning to technology to meet demand.

EPA Chiefs Shift, But Not Agency Rule-Cutting

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 16:00

Observers see interim administrator Andrew Wheeler (left) staying the deregulation course of his ousted predecessor Scott Pruitt.

Home2 Suites Chicago Hotel Tops Off Six Weeks Early

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:26

The first urban high-rise Home2 Suites by Hilton hotel, located in Chicago’s River North neighborhood, was recently topped off six weeks ahead of schedule by contractor Mortenson Construction.

UK AEs and PMs Seek Clarity on Post-Brexit Business Rules

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:17

Firms join lawyers, accountants, others in letter to PM Theresa May to resolve cross-border issues

Kentucky Launches $700M Effort To Repair 1,000 Bridges

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:14

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched a six-year, $700-million program to replace or rehabilitate 1,000 bridges.

Jobsite Fire Cause Unclear, Buit Denver Officials Clear Trades

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 15:12

Denver fire officials say they now know what did not cause a deadly jobsite fire in early March that took the lives of two construction workers.

Controversy Persists as US-Canada Bridge Picks P3 Builder

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:59

Gordie Howe cable-stay span will set a record but project issues still swirl

Can Workers With Sun-Related Skin Issues File Workers Compensation Claims?

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 14:53

Shade tents and frequent water breaks are part of the strategies Kris Comon uses for dealing with 100°-plus temperatures and a punishing sun at a two-story building being constructed in Phoenix.

Construction Economics for the Week of July 16, 2018

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:00

ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at

20 Columns Raise Seattle High-Rise Above Downtown

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 04:00

Seattle's under-construction 2+U office tower hovers up to 85 ft over a sloping ground, supported by 20 columns weighing as much as 165,000 lb each.


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