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K-12 Education: Award of Merit: Debakey High School For Health Professionals

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

Built to train the next generation of health care professionals, the 195,000-sq-ft campus includes mock hospital rooms, patient care rooms and labs.

K-12 Education: Award of Merit: James C. Neill Elementary School

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

The 130,000-sq-ft high-performance school, commemorating a defender of the Alamo, incorporates flexible, adaptable learning spaces based around community-learning concepts.

K-12 Education Best Project | Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: Klein Cain High School

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

Strict quality-control procedures, a high degree of project management and meticulous craftsmanship helped guide the $157-million construction of Klein Cain High School.

Interior Design/Tenant Improvement: Award of Merit: Harrah's Hotel New Orleans - Room Renovation Phase 2

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

This $3.36-million fast-track hotel project renovated 11 floors of guest rooms and corridors, including luxury suites, meeting rooms, restrooms, registration areas and the ballroom.

Interior Design/Tenant Improvement Best Project | Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: BHP Houston Campus

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

Adaptability and an eye to the future gave the project team an edge in delivering the 30-story BHP Houston Campus tower.

Highway/Bridge Award of Merit | Excellence in Safety Award of Merit: BNSF Alliance IMF Expansion Phase II

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

Located 25 miles north of Fort Worth in Haslet, this intermodal railroad project involved track construction, pavement, ditch grading and placement of culverts.

Highway/Bridge: Best Project: BNSF Br. 380.12 over I-235 Replacement

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

Using innovative techniques and careful planning and sequencing, the project team replaced the BNSF railway bridge over busy I-235 with minimal traffic disruptions and within two-thirds of the contract time.

Higher Education/Research: Award of Merit: The New Business Building at Oklahoma State University

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 16:30

The new building for the Spears School of Business includes four state-of-the art classrooms, a 150-seat lecture hall, student team rooms and faculty-student breakout rooms, along with other amenities.

Gayle Roberts Wins ENR Midwest's 2018 Legacy Award

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 04:00

Gayle Roberts has been named ENR Midwest's 2018 Legacy Award winner after retiring from a 35-year career at consulting engineer Stanley Consultants that included stints as president, CEO and chair of the board.

AI Has Promise for Construction Accounting

Thu, 10/11/2018 - 01:42

Construction is among the industries with the most to gain from bringing AI and other automation technologies into accounting.

Senate Overwhelmingly Passes Water Infrastructure Bill

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 21:22

Bill, including new Water Resources Development Act, authorizes $3.7 billion for new Corps civil-works projects.

25 Days After Explosion, Another Utility Shuts Off Gas in Boston Area

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 20:23
In Woburn, Mass., National Grid shut off gas to 339 homes after a worker inadvertently over-pressurized a line Oct. 8. A similar occurrence Sept. 13 in a Columbia Gas line in the region apparently triggered explosions and fires that burned 80 structures in three localities.

New OSHA Initiative Focuses on Trenching Safety

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:50

In the wake of a rise in fatal trenching cave-ins, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration has begun a targeted education and enforcement program to try to reverse the trend.

Federal Court Vacates Corps Permit for Mountain Valley Pipeline

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:47

A federal appeals court has vacated a Corps of Engineers construction permit for the 300-mile Mountain Valley natural gas pipeline from West Virginia to southern Virginia.

Fluor/JGC Gets Go-Ahead on $40B Canadian Gas Terminal

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:45

Joint partners Fluor and JGC will begin construction on a $40-billion liquefied natural gas export terminal in Kitimat, British Columbia, following a final decision Oct. 1 to build the facility, which will move Canadian natural gas to Asia.

Solar Power Installation Comes Online at Chernobyl Nuclear Plant Site

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:42

A visitor looks over the photovoltaic panels of “Solar Chernobyl” during an official opening ceremony on Oct. 5 of the new 1-MW solar power plant built 100 meters from ground zero of what was the world’s worst nuclear mishap.

Water Sector Embracing Big Data

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:31

Utilities are shedding their fear of digital strategies to address workforce issues, aging infrastructure and quality of life

ARTBA Meeting Highlights Diversity, Resilience and Regulatory Reform

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:27

Transportation infrastructure stakeholders say it’s a good time to be in the business, despite myriad challenges, and they are holding out hope for bipartisan agreements on federal funding and regulatory reform.

Top Down Construction Makes Comeback in India

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:10

In Bangalore, India, an EPC contractor is wrapping up a 13-month-long project to build a $112-million, 10-story, 621,000-sq-ft office building for an undisclosed client.

Design for Salesforce Transit Center Flange Fracture Fix Coming Soon

Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:05

Investigators for San Francisco’s Transbay Joint Powers Authority are searching for the cause of brittle fractures in the tapered bottom flanges of twin 80-ft-long built-up plate girders in San Francisco’s Salesforce Transit Center.

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