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Construction March Jobless Rate Falls but Industry Loses 15,000 Jobs

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:33

Specialty trade contractors lost 16,200 positions, heavy-civil sector down by 3,600, BLS reports.

ENR MidAtlantic Announces Preliminary Top Design Firm Rankings

Fri, 04/06/2018 - 04:00

ENR MidAtlantic Releases Preliminary Top Design Firm Rankings

ENR Selects Innovation Champion Ron Klemencic as 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:00

Structural innovator calls on industry leaders to create a funding collective for public-domain research to speed advancement in the built environment

Mock-Up Work Raises Confidence in Radical Steel Structure

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:00

The steel sector is so excited about structural engineer Ron Klemencic’s composite steel superstructure, expected to speed office tower construction, that at least three steel fabricators are studying it, many months before erection is set to begin on Seattle’s 850-ft-tall “proof of concept.”

Engineer Continues to Thrive Under Klemencic's Baton

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:00

Structural engineer Ron Klemencic remembers May 2, 2011, as the “most devastating day” of his career.

For Award of Excellence Winner, It Was a Journalist Who Inspired the Engineer

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:00

As ENR’s 53rd Award of Excellence winner Ron Klemencic tells it, he answered the phone on Thursday, Sept. 13, 2001, two days after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and heard someone saying, “What are you going to do? This is Nadine Post from ENR. You’re the chairman of the tall buildings council. What are you going to do?”

The 2% Solution To Industry Stagnation

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 21:00

There are those who bellyache that the construction industry is stagnant and lacks innovation and productivity gains.

UK Survey: Wide Gender Disparity in Industry Pay

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 17:49
AEC firms are among 10,000 British companies of 250+ employees included in the new government analysis. Median pay gap is 11-33% for design firms; 0.2-48% for contractors.

People, projects boost Southwest construction employment

Thu, 04/05/2018 - 04:00
Percentage increases for Arizona and Nevada are among the highest in the nation.

Key Infrastructure Aide to Leave White House Post

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 20:52

Gribbin's departure isn't expected to affect long odds of passing big infrastructure package this year.

Infrastructure Plan May Take Shape in Multiple Bills

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:17

Now that a 2018 spending bill with a $21-billion hike for infrastructure programs is on the books, it looks like further public-works legislating will come in targeted bills, not a wide-ranging one.

State DOTs' Aerial Drone Use Is on the Rise

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:12

More state transportation agencies are using aerial drones, and overall commercial use of the devices is expected to continue to climb, though not as dramatically as predicted in 2017, recent reports say.

Seattle Tunnel Marks Milestone on Way to Completion

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:08

The last of 1,152 precast road panels for the lower deck of Seattle’s SR 99 tunnel was set into place on March 27, completing the 1.7-mile tube’s double-decked roadways.

Civic Groups Drop Lawsuit Against Brooklyn Condo Project

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:04

A civic group has dropped its legal challenge to two condominium towers currently under construction at Brooklyn’s Pier Six development.

McCarthy Steps in on MoPac Toll Road Project in Austin, Texas

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:00

McCarthy Building Cos. will put finishing touches on Austin’s MoPac Boulevard toll project after the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority was unable to come to terms with original contractor CH2M.

Chicago City Council Approves $8.5B O'Hare Airport Upgrade

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:58

The Chicago City Council approved an $8.5-billion upgrade of O’Hare International Airport March 27, paid for entirely by anchor airlines United, American, Spirit and Delta.

Immersed-Tube Tunnel Guru Walter Grantz, 88, Dies

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:31

Second-gen megabuilder engineered Chesapeake Bay, Bosphorus tubes

CEOs Change at Sweden Designer, Maryland Rail P3

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:23

Asa Bergman is highest ranking of Sweco's growing women managers' group; Fred Craig leads Purple Line Transit Partners, largest U.S. P3

Gas Extraction, Earthquakes Prompt Dutch Introspection

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:15

Hundreds of low-intensity earthquakes near the surface of a northern coastal region of the Netherlands have prompted the government to consider scaling back gas extraction, likely by several billion cubic meters a year.

$205 Million Approved for Charles River Crossing in Boston

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:08

The Massachusetts Dept. of Transportation has approved a $205-million project to replace a timeworn steel-truss bridge along Boston’s historic Freedom Trail.

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