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Fluor, American Bridge Settle With Caltrans Over Faulty Bay Bridge Rods

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:35

The joint venture of American Bridge and Fluor Corp. has reached a settlement valued at $34 million with the California Transportation Dept. (Caltrans) to end a five-year dispute involving faulty seismic anchor rods used for the $6.5-billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge rebuild.

Monitor Stations Bring Better Weather Data to the Southeast

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 15:30

Keeping an eye on weather conditions around critical infrastructure is a persistent problem for public agencies and private owners, particularly in underserved communities far from government weather stations.

May Construction Starts Climb 15% Nationwide

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 14:56

The May increase follows a 12% decline in April and shows total construction reaching the highest level reported over the past eight months. 


Top Roles Shift at Seattle Transit Agency, Chicago Airports

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:00

Windy city aviation chief Ginger Evans to step down on Aug. 1

Safety Funding and Streetcars Are Highlights at Rail Meeting

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 13:00

Stewards of public transportation and rail systems throughout the U.S. are facing both certain deadlines for installing positive train control (PTC) systems and uncertainty regarding the future of grants due to a proposed budget that has left some projects in limbo.

ENR California Selects 2018 Contractor of the Year

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 04:00

Devcon Construction has experienced strong growth, especially in Silicon Valley. 

Pipelines, Midstream Work Forecasted to Peak

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:29

While a new report forecasts spending on North American pipelines and midstream infrastructure will begin declining after next year, at least one engineering firm sees significant near-term activity, partly on higher oil prices.

Product Snapshot: Light Tripod and Crawler Crane

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:16

The WAL-TP-2X25WRE-1224 tripod-mounted work light features dual LED spotlights able to deliver a total of 5,500 lumens.

Pulse: Project News for the Week of July 2, 2018

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 20:05

Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics

Outlook Remains Sunny for Builders

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 13:00

The short-term future is bright for contractors, though long-term projections are clouded by economic uncertainty and labor issues, according to industry executives and results from the 2018 Top Contractors survey.

Construction Economics for the Week of July 2, 2018

Tue, 06/26/2018 - 12:00

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

Bidders Sought for East Africa Expressway Project

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 19:00
The expressway is expected to be financed by the European Union, French Development Agency and the African Development Bank.

Southwest Pulse: Construction bids for July 2018

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 17:17

Data from Dodge and ENR reporting combine to bring a highlight of major construction projects.

Worker-Owners Drive Jokake’s Growth

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 16:41

Southwest Contractor of the Year has seen revenue triple in the past four years by expanding work to new sectors.

Barge Is Key to Fixing Valves at Remote Dam

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 16:25

Wet- and dry-side construction activities to fix two frozen valves on a 100-year-old dam are performed with the aid of a floating barge on Watson Lake near Prescott, Ariz.

Southwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Las Cruces

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 16:08

Information about construction activity in Las Cruces, N.M.

West Africa Countries Invite Bids for Regional Railway Project

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 14:22
The invitation for expression of interest did not state what gauge the new line will be but in Ghana almost the entire existing rail system is narrow-gauge.

Southwest People: Construction business updates for July 2018

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 12:00

Hirings, promotions and other achievements of note in the Southwest design, construction and engineering communities

The Junction of State Route 27 and US Route 1

Sun, 06/24/2018 - 04:00

An intersection in the suburbs south of Boston.


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