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Happy Birthday America! Your Infrastructure is Calling ...

Thu, 06/28/2018 - 00:24
Its critically needed upgrade won't happen without dedicated vision, iconic projects and dynamic public leadership. Mobilizing citizens to push for change must be a strategic national priority.

U.S., New Zealand to Work Together to Advance Geothermal Energy

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:08

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced a collaborative agreement with New Zealand’s Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to advance cost-effective geothermal technologies

Supreme Court Sends Fla.-Ga. Water Dispute Back for More Review

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 21:02

High Court remands the matter to an appointed special master for further study.

Politics Fuel Changing Prices

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:39

Washington was a key driver of second-quarter energy costs, with political actions and regulatory intervention affecting power sources from oil and coal to solar and wind.

Forward Buying Won't Ease All Tariff Uncertainties For Firms

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:11

With the price outlook ‘clear as mud,’ says one exec, long-term cost management strategies are elusive

Schedule, Cost Adjustments for Kansas City's P3 Airport Terminal

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:03

The private developers of Kansas City, Mo.’s new airport terminal have adjusted the project’s cost, estimating that the $964-million public-private venture approved by voters in November 2017 will now require as much as $1.4 billion.

Employers Use Creative Perks for In-Demand Professionals

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:00

Bonuses boost staff compensation but aren’t always effective in luring new talent, recruiters say

Despite Headwinds, Execs See Market Up Through 2019

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:00

The construction market has entered its tenth year of growth, and it seems the near-term outlook continues to be positive. 

Growth Continued in First Half as Tariff Impacts Loom

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 17:00

Construction starts are still rising, according to Dodge, but they are set to peak in 2018

New Chair Nominated for Utah Transporation Commission

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:57

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) has nominated Naghi Zeenati, a real-estate professional, to chair the state’s Transportation Commission.

Corps, EPA Announce Chesapeake Bay Actions

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:54

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers identified 3,840 candidate restoration projects for the Chesapeake Bay in a comprehensive water-resources and restoration plan released June 14.

Calif. District Receives Approval for Water Recycling Plant

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:49

The East Valley Water District has received approval and funding for a $126-million wastewater treatment plant that will produce high quality recycled water in Highland, Calif.

McDonald's project features Chicago's first cross-laminated timbers.

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:41

Crews from general contractor Walter Daniels recently installed a cross-laminated timber deck for a 19,000-sq-ft McDonald’s restaurant in Chicago.

Bentley Systems Acquires 4D Construction Activity Synchronizer

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:38

Bentley Systems Inc. said on June 20 that it has acquired Synchro Software, a London-based 4D scheduler and construction planning tool championed by its CEO, Tom Dengenis, since 2007 for use on major, high-risk projects worldwide.

As Evidence Grows, Regions Prepare for Sea Level Rise

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:28

Cities, states and regions are taking steps to prepare their buildings, infrastructure and homes for the impacts of climate change as bad news continues to mount about rising sea levels.

U.S. Taps Contractors to Expand Migrant Housing As Detainee Numbers Grow

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:18

HHS, other U.S. agencies tap contractor expertise to expand detention facilities as Trump border crackdown ramps up

Reports Target Costs of Montreal Bridge and Other Canada P3s

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 16:03

Canada has prided itself on innovative use of public-private partnerships to build major infrastructure projects. But critics, including public employee unions, argue in new analyses that P3s cost taxpayers more than government procurement methods.

American Institute of Architects Weighs Explicit Ban on Sexual Harassment

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:57

Delegates at the American Institute of Architects annual meeting late last month in New York City resoundingly passed an anti-abuse and anti-harassment resolution to amend the AIA Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.

Funds Pour In for Injured Ironworker Who Survived Fall

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:48

Jesse Ely, a union ironworker, can thank a net designed to catch falling debris for saving his life after a harrowing fall from the edge of a Seattle high-rise building.

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