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Webber is ENR Texas & Louisiana's 2018 Contractor of the Year

Mon, 07/09/2018 - 04:00

ENR Texas & Louisiana has named Webber LLC as its 2018 Contractor of the Year for its impressive regional growth, expansion efforts and stellar project portfolio.

Construction June Jobless Rate Up from May, Year-Earlier Figures

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 13:04

Industry does gain 13,000 jobs in June, led by heavy-civil segment, which picked up 6,100 positions.

Southeast Specialty Contractors Report Positive Results for 2017

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 04:00
The current results from ENR Southeast's ongoing Top Specialty Contractors survey indicate 2017 was a good year for many firms.

Corps Report Gives Boost to Proposed $1B Soo Lock

Fri, 07/06/2018 - 00:56

New analysis estimates much higher benefit-cost ratio than in 2005 Corps report.

New Acting EPA Administrator Is Former Coal Industry Lobbyist

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 16:00
Andrew Wheeler, the No. 2 official at EPA , will take over the agency now.

Construction Economics for the Week of July 9, 2018

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 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 ENR.com/economics

Abandoned Uranium Mines in Arizona Assessed for Remediation

Thu, 07/05/2018 - 04:00
EnPro Industries and Contractor Arcadis are working to remediate and access eight abandoned sites in the Four Corners region.

Life Sciences Construction: Challenges and Opportunities for New York

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 20:12

Scientific laboratories and offices are a big revenue opportunity in the region, panelists and attendees agreed at the Life Sciences 2018 Real Estate Development Symposium in New York City—held in June just before the American Institute of Architects annual national meetup.

Saint Gobain Study Shows Quality Indoor Environment Can Boost Productivity

Tue, 07/03/2018 - 16:37

Saint Gobain, one of the world's largest building materials makers, decided to prove the performance of its products in a real work setting by creating a high-performance environment in its North American headquarters in Malvern, Pa., and using the 289,000-sq-ft retrofit-expansion of a 1960s building as a guinea pig for an occupant comfort study. The three-year research program went further than most occupant comfort studies by including a survey of staff in the former headquarters in Valley Forge, Pa., with its more-traditional rather than open-plan office layout.

Why a Badly Needed New Firehouse Proved the Danger of the Low-Bid System

Mon, 07/02/2018 - 16:14
How accepting a low bid sent a firehouse project out of control.

Langan Former Chairman George Kelley is Dead at 75

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 14:53
A co-founder of the NJ-based engineering firm, he championed leadership development through empowerment.

Constructive Conversations: Modular and prefabricated construction, an answer to today’s construction issues

Sun, 07/01/2018 - 04:00

While modular and prefabricated construction has been around for decades, renewed interest in this delivery approach is gaining more attention.

Langan Former Chairman George Kelley is Dead at 75

Sat, 06/30/2018 - 19:14
A 48-year veteran of the NJ-based engineering firm, he championed leadership development through empowerment.

DC Water Set to Begin Final Segment of Anacostia Tunnel System

Fri, 06/29/2018 - 20:35

Construction for the largest and final segment of the Anacostia River Tunnel System is scheduled to begin in July. 

Senate Lawmakers Seek to Expand Federal Permit Body

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 21:46

Bill would increase types of projects under Federal Permitting Review Council's purview.

GH Phipps, Hogan & Associates Chosen as ENR Mountain States’ Contractors of the Year for 2018

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 17:17

The ENR regional editors select firms for our annual Contractor of the Year honors based on multiple criteria that include revenue growth, safety, quality of work, new initiatives and service to community.

Microgrids: 10 minutes with Veolia's Jack Griffin

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 13:13
Energy expert Jack Griffin talks about the costs and benefits of microgrids and who should be thinking about incorporating them into their development.

Legal Implications of 3D Printing in Construction Loom

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 04:00

3D Printing is here on construction sites around the globe and it's delivering everything from concrete walls to welded bridges. Are the liability and risk reduction departments ready for it?

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