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Mass. Chooses New Tranmission Line Project After Northern Pass Rejected

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:00

Massachusetts and its largest electric utilities on March 28 rejected the $1.6-billion Northern Pass hydroelectric transmission project in favor of a Central Maine Power Co. proposal announced last month.

ITER Gaining Momentum From New Funding, New Confidence

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:54

Funding for research in nuclear fusion was fully restored by Congress in the omnibus spending bill, reversing what supporters feared might be declining interest in the research.

Temporary Power Still Vital to Puerto Rican People, Services

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:44

It’s March 20—day 182 for the Louis Berger temporary power mission in Puerto Rico. At peak, the company had installed more than 1,600 generators.

Worker Dies at Wynn Boston Harbor Project Site

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:44

A worker died at the Wynn Boston Harbor project site on April 3.

Grid Storage Primed for Rapid Growth

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:35

Lower costs and federal and state regulations are making batteries one of the best alternatives for peak energy needs

Giants Clark Construction, AE Perkins-Eastman Spar in $2.5B D.C. Job Errors Suit

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:25
Parties won't comment on Clark claim the designer refused contract-mandated dispute resolution.

Fairfax County, Va., Embraces New Vision for US 1 Corridor

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:55

Fairfax County, Va., approved a makeover of the U.S. Route 1 corridor near George Washington’s Mount Vernon home.

AGC Report Proves Pipelines Helped W.Va.'s Job Growth

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:49

A booming gas industry has helped West Virginia increase construction job growth.

Canada's SNC-Lavalin, Carleton University Link R&D for Cybersecurity of Power Grid

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:43

Global design-build giant SNC-Lavalin Inc., Montreal, and leading Canadian cybersecurity researcher Carleton University have inked a new R&D deal to thwart attempts to hack power grids.

Dubai Drone Taxi Service Could Impact Urban Infrastructure

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:28

City dwellers are accustomed to taxicab stands on bustling street corners, but what will happen to those stands if taxis start to fly?

Robotic Arms and Powered Exosuit Take the Load Off

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 15:10

Robots made for the construction industry are often pushed as a way to reduce the labor costs of simple, predictable work.

ENR New England Specialty Contractor Survey Due April 19

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 04:00
ENR New England has released its annual Specialty Contractor Survey. The survey is due April 19

Product Snapshot: Fireproofing Pump and Trailer Host

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 20:03

The Toughtek F800e pump is designed for the application of fireproofing materials.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 4, 2018

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:51

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics for the Week of April 4, 2018

Liability Rates Hold Steady as Risks Grow More Complex

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:38

Insurers are writing more professional liability coverage for designers, with rates holding steady in the buyer’s market, says a new survey by insurance broker and risk consultant Ames & Gough.

Construction Economics for the Week of April 9, 2018

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 19:17

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

Texas & Louisiana Snapshot: STEM building at Stephen. F. Austin State University

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 17:47

Photographs chosen by our editors from submissions to

I-49/I-220 Exchange Helps Close Highway Gap

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:49

Flooding and federal deadlines squeeze project scheduling.

Complexities Necessitate Intensive Collaboration

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:29

Houston’s Kinder High School for the Performing and Visual Arts will accommodate 750 students when complete this fall.

Construction Flurry Continues in Arlington

Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:14

Arlington bolsters its entertainment district as businesses continue to invest in the city.


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