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Engineering News

Spanish Contractors Expand Worldwide Work Search

With conditions at home worsening, firms seek out new roles on large global projects; but some suffer bottom-line impacts.

Posted on 20 February 2014 | 12:26 am

Europeans Avoid Big Israel Port Bids Amid Palestinian Boycott Threats

Two private ports, each $1 billion in value, attract three bidding teams, including one with a European member submitting through a separately-based unit.

Posted on 19 February 2014 | 1:01 pm

Researchers Counter Engineering Brain Drain With Learning Software

Fighting the engineering brain drain with knowledge-capture software

Posted on 19 February 2014 | 12:30 pm

Trades Must Play Key Role To Keep Industry Competitive, Employers Tell Union Ironworkers

Crafts can add skills in modularization, value engineering and constructibility.

Posted on 19 February 2014 | 12:01 am

Fuel Economy Standards To Tighten Again for Work Trucks

Heavy trucks, including those used in construction, are set to get a second round of fuel-economy restrictions that will extend into the next decade.

Posted on 18 February 2014 | 9:11 pm

Contractor Groups Want OSHA to Withdraw Silica Dust Reg

Contractor groups contend compliance costs would be too high but union organizations say the proposal is feasible, and will save lives.

Posted on 18 February 2014 | 7:25 pm

Boxer Seeks To Unveil New Transportation Bill in April

But it will be up to Finance Committee, under new chairman Wyden, to draft revenue provisions to strengthen faltering Highway Trust Fund.

Posted on 18 February 2014 | 5:40 pm

London Firm Will Design Urban Plan for Angolan Capital City

Broadway Malyan wins international competition to design urban growth plan for Luanda to accommodate expected population growth.

Posted on 18 February 2014 | 3:41 pm

Corruption Allegations Swirl Around $3.8B Kenyan Rail Contract

Three Kenyan governmental groups are investigating allegations of corruption and flawed bidding procedures for a $3.8-billion railway construction contract awarded to China Roads and Bridge Corp.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 6:17 pm

California Memorial Stadium

A poor seismic safety rating and general deterioration prompted UC-Berkeley to undertake $300 million in renovations.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

More States Are Ruling That Construction Defects Are Accidents

A number of state supreme courts have weighed the question of construction defects.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Washington Monument Team Seals the Deal

Engineers and contractors leverage lessons learned and tap existing resources to expedite repairs caused by the 2011 earthquake.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Arthur J. Gallagher Backpedals on Surprise Individual Surety Offer by New Employee

A big brokerage firm reverses offer by a new employee of a recently acquired firm to place individual surety bonds with Edmund C. Scarborough.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

City Scoop: Washington, D.C.

Rich data from McGraw-Hill Research and Analytics

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

The John W. Turk, Jr., Power Plant

More than 12.8 million man hours went into constructing this massive $1.7 billion facility.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

ENR MidAtlantic: Top 20 Under 40

ENR MidAtlantic spotlights young professionals who are advancing new approaches, techniques and tools in the region.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge

The $2.5 million Phyllis J. Tilley Memorial Pedestrian Bridge is the first steel arch and stress ribbon bridge in North America.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

University of Virginia Medical Center Patient Tower Expansion and Helipad

Using existing structural capacity, the University of Virginia added 127,000-sq-ft of new space to its teaching hospital, the University of Virginia Medical Center.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Water, Environment: Catskill/Delaware UV Light Disinfection Facility

A project of above-average difficulty takes world title in size

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Best of the Best, Higher Education/Research: John and Frances Angelos Law Center

Extensive in-slab and out-of-slab utilities with the concrete structure requires significant coordiation effort.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

K-12 Education: Sandy Grove Middle School Shines With Solar

North Carolina middle school, delivered via a P3, will produce more electricity than it consumes.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Highway, Bridge: Spanish Creek Bridge

Despite steep, remote terrain and a seismically active site, construction crews delivered the new bridge with no safety incidents.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

People: MidAtlantic

Updates about construction professionals in Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the Virginias and Washington, D.C.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Interiors, Tenant Improvement: Arent Fox Tenant Fit-Out

The Washington, D.C., interior fit-out project created offices, workspaces, conference rooms, a 150-seat auditorium and galleys.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Five Trends To Watch in 2014

ENR MidAtlantic looks at the big projects, important issues and timely topics that will shape the regional market this year.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Landscape, Urban Development: Washington Canal Park

Team combines recreational facilities with a critical stormwater management system

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Meet the 2013 Best of the Best Projects Judges

These independent industry leaders, including three safety experts, distinguished the "Best of the Best" in teamwork, safety, innovation, quality and success in overcoming challenges.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Manufacturing: Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM), Disputanta, Va.

Unique project collaborations allowed team members to surmount barriers to an on-time finish.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Cultural & Specialty Contracting: Bing Concert Hall

Designers, contractors and trades collaborated to install a complex acoustic sail system.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Office: Savannah's Cay Building Rises Above Existing Structure

Project team erected the Savannah, Ga., building atop an existing underground parking garage.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

St. Louis Central Library

General contractor BSI Constructors Inc. was the first and only in its region to be admitted into OSHA’s voluntary protection program.

Posted on 17 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Discovery of Mass Graves Halts Mississippi Medical Center Project

The property was once the site of the former Mississippi State Insane Asylum and a potter’s field.

Posted on 14 February 2014 | 7:20 pm

Florida Environmental Advocates Push for Cleaner Water

Groups say state legislature should address clean water initiatives in upcoming session.

Posted on 14 February 2014 | 6:18 pm

Spending Millions To Fix 'Walkie Talkie' Glaring Error

Crews hung a curtain over much of the south elevation as a temporary screen.

Posted on 14 February 2014 | 5:48 pm

Daytona Racetrack Redo Goes High-Tech

Contractors are leaning heavily on technology as they rebuild the 55-year-old Daytona International Speedway into a modern sports venue.

Posted on 14 February 2014 | 3:57 pm

UK Officials Unhappy With US-Led Cleanup of Sellafield Nuclear-Waste Site

Audit by Parliament reveals cost overruns and management flaws, but the UK's cleanup agency notes the huge site's complexity, age and extent of radiological hazards.

Posted on 14 February 2014 | 1:31 pm

URS Stock Tumbles on Weak Year-End Results, Outlook

Engineer blames execution issues on oil and gas projects in Canada, but likely CEO successor resigns from the company.

Posted on 13 February 2014 | 10:42 pm

Site C Dam Project Safe, BC Hydro Tells Critics

Environmentalist, First Nation and landowner concerns include fears of flooding and desecration of aboriginal burial grounds.

Posted on 13 February 2014 | 6:28 pm

Drones Inspect Sinkhole at National Corvette Museum

Engineers at Western Kentucky University brought in the multirotor drones, fitted with an onboard camera, the day of the accident.

Posted on 13 February 2014 | 1:36 am

Industry Commits To White House Plan for 100,000 Military Vet Hires

About 100 firms and trade groups pledged the jobs in five-year initiative headed by Michelle Obama.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 9:47 pm

Airport, Transit: New Tom Bradley International Terminal

The $1.3-billion replacement terminal at LAX was the largest public works project ever in Los Angeles and took 36 months to complete.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 9:18 pm

Obama Hikes Minimum Wage for Federal Construction, Services Contractors

Impact on construction firms may be limited, because wages generally exceed new directive's $10.10 level.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 9:15 pm

Cable-Stayed Bridge Design Pioneer Arvid Grant, 93

Engineer innovated use of concrete in cable-stayed spans and defended against peers' claims of corrosion vulnerability.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 8:44 pm

Super-Sustainable Bullitt Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best Project in 2013

Seattle office building is on course to become the nation’s first urban mid-rise spec office building certified under the rigorous Living Building Challenge.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 8:22 pm

Government, Public Buildings: Ralph L. Carr Colorado Judicial Center

The CJC consolidates seven judicial and legal agencies that had leased office space in 10 different Denver locations.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 8:02 pm

Renovation and Restoration: King Street Station

Seattle landmark’s renovation and modernization retained key historic elements while serving 10,000 daily commuters.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 7:30 pm

Residential, Hospitality: 8500 Burton Way

The 253,000-square-foot modern apartment development sits on a triangular infill site that greets Beverly Hills.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 7:07 pm

MAP-21 Rewards Some Tech Innovations, Requires Others

MAP-21 encourages state-of-the-art technology use with additional project funding and requires asset management standard.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 7:03 pm

Metcalf Case Ruling Strengthens 'Fair Dealing' in Federal Contracting

A federal appeals court ruling alleviates concerns by contractors and design-builders about the implications for federal contracting of a loss in Metcalf v. U.S.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 7:01 pm

Bechtel President Bill Dudley Fast-Tracked into CEO Role, Riley Bechtel Remains Chairman

Global contractor PCL reorganizes its executive suite

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 6:16 pm

Denver Airport Sues City's Transit Agency Over Project Costs

Both agencies say the other one should pay for infrastruture improvements on the airport’s new train station project.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 6:07 pm

Dodge Global Network Gathers and Mines Big Data for Construction Business Intelligence

Subscribers are transitioning to a new technology platform that facilitates role-specific searches about project and product opportunities

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 5:55 pm

Variable-Density-Slurry TBMs Debut In Kuala Lumpur

?A new type of tunnel-boring machine designed to excavate through fissured limestone recently made its global debut with a breakthrough on Kuala Lumpur's emerging mass rapid-transit system.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 5:42 pm

?Homebuilders Are Healthier But Worry About Rising Costs

?Rising consumer confidence, pent-up demand and home values are driving a slow-but-steady residential market recovery, with 1.15 million new housing starts anticipated this year, or nearly a quarter more than in 2013, reports the National Association of Home Builders.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 5:38 pm

Bi-Partisan Panel Pushes Importance Of Infrastructure Investment

Pols not optimistic about long-term transportation bill.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 5:00 pm

With Coal-Ash Leak Plugged, Focus Now on Remediation

Spill is third-worst in U.S. history.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 4:47 pm

OSHA Proposes Three-Year Extension for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA will receive public comments on the cranes and derricks proposal until March 12, 2014.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 4:39 pm

OSHA Proposes Three-Year Extension for Crane Operator Certification Requirements

OSHA will receive public comments on the cranes and derricks proposal until March 12, 2014.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 4:39 pm

NLRB Reissues Controversial Election Proposal

Employer groups say they are likely to file a legal challenge.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 4:38 pm

Don’t Wave the White Flag on Federal Transportation Funding

Unless Congress and the President act by October 1, the Highway Trust Fund will not be able to support any new projects in fiscal year 2015.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 4:26 pm

Hydraulic engineer Joe DeVries Dies at 77; Nevada Building Sector Leader Tom Harmon is Dead at 76

Engineer consulted globally, while Las Vegas contractor led several state construction boards.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 4:11 pm

Senate Bill Pushes Craft Training Aid

Republican sponsor’s legislation would allow states to grant student loans for alternative training programs, courses and certifications.

Posted on 12 February 2014 | 3:42 pm

Product Snapshot: Rotating Pipelayer and Slipform Paver

This week we look at a rotating pipelayer from Volvo Construction Equipment and a slipform paver from Gomaco.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 9:22 pm

Pulse: Project News From Dodge Construction

Contracts, bids, awards and proposals from McGraw Hill Construction Dodge.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 9:17 pm

Prefabrication Embraced by More Trades But Fewer GCs

Many contractors say they are discouraged that the strategy isn’t being embraced faster across the industry.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 5:53 pm

Geodesign Combines Strengths of BIM and GIS in New Convergence Platforms

Users have often found it difficult to exchange information between the BIM and GIS environments.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 5:34 pm

New Research Helps Make a Business Case for Lean Construction Practices

Report says too few contractors are familiar with lean practices and the benefits they offer.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 5:19 pm

Up Front Industry Buzz

Breaking news and quick analysis of construction trends and developments.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 4:51 pm

Many Construction Firms Not Keeping Up With Succession-Planning Timelines

Many factors go into creating a solid management-succession plan.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 4:45 pm

Balfour Beatty's Mark Layman: Longtimer, Still Arriving

The new CEO for the U.S. division of the global infrastructure firm lays out a game plan for more innovation and less waste, in an industry that's often knocked for waste and lack of innovation.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 4:37 pm

Certification Option Arrives for Friction Crane Operators

?Crawler cranes that use manual brakes and clutches to control the hoist are a rare breed and so are the people with the skill needed to operate them.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 4:22 pm

Federal Diesel Emission Rules Add Maintenance Costs

New emission-reduction technologies require special scrubbers that demand more attention to proper operation and upkeep.

Posted on 11 February 2014 | 3:50 pm

Giant Hitachi Excavator Heads To CONEXPO

The machine, which will be featured at next month's CONEXPO show, arrived in Las Vegas on six different trucks.

Posted on 10 February 2014 | 3:36 pm

Builder Gene McGovern Dies Suddenly at Age 72

McGovern and his former partner Peter Lehrer achieved renown for the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty

Posted on 10 February 2014 | 5:00 am

Cranespotting: More CONEXPO Setup Photos

Our spy photographer snapped more photos of crane vendors setting up their machines for the CONEXPO-CON/AGG show coming to Las Vegas next month.

Posted on 10 February 2014 | 2:02 am

Construction Adds 48,000 Jobs in January

Construction industry seeks a significant uptick in jobs in January, despite severe weather in much of the nation.

Posted on 7 February 2014 | 9:17 pm

Spied: Manitowoc Gears Up for CONEXPO 2014

Sources say Manitowoc has swapped out the conventional counterweights with ones that float over the ground and articulate in real time with the movement of the boom.

Posted on 7 February 2014 | 7:28 pm

Exclusive Interview With Owner: Panama Canal Project Won't Be Held Hostage By Contractor Shutdown

Canal Authority Administrator Jorge Quijano, who was the owner's original project chief, outlines agency options to get to the finish line by mid-2015.

Posted on 7 February 2014 | 3:00 pm

NLRB Announces Plans to Reissue Union Election Rule

Nation's top labor panel says proposed rule will be identical to rule struck down by a U.S. District Court in 2012.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 7:08 pm

Activists Wary of Long-Term Cost Impacts of Sochi Olympics

Environmentalists claim construction is harming the environment, mistreating immigrant workers and leaving Russians a big tab.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 6:23 pm

Construction Week: Construction Starts Increased 6% in 2013; Colo. Highway Reopens After Rock Slide

Ontario charges engineer as negligent in fatal mall collapse.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 6:12 pm

N.J. Gov. Christie Details Decision on ARC Tunnel Project

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie spoke at the Moles' annual awards dinner on Jan. 29, discussing some of his decisions regarding construction and infrastructure in the Garden State.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 6:04 pm

Bay Bridge Errors Put Caltrans Under Fire

Whistle-blowers, a California Senate panel and an independent study accuse Caltrans of an insular and outdated culture.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:46 pm

Warm-Mix Asphalt Heats Up In Construction Market

Industry report finds explosive growth in recycled asphalt, lower-temperature production

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:43 pm

West Virginia Taking Remedial Measures in Aftermath of Major Chemical Spill

Freedom Industries, already in bankruptcy, has 15 days to remove all chemicals from its Charleston storage farm.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:38 pm

Keystone XL Pipeline Clears Another Hurdle

Project’s backers say State Dept.’s final environmental review clears the way for the project’s approval by Obama.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:29 pm

Ten Cities Launch Building Efficiency Program

Each city will develop individual energy reduction plan.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:18 pm

Bidding for $1.6B Miami-Dade Sewer Project Gets Messy

Unusual developments during Miami-Dade County’s procurement of a program and construction manager for a federally mandated $1.6-billion sewer-repairs project has caused AECOM and CH2M Hill to trade accusations of improprieties during the bidding process.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:16 pm

Pipeline Bursts Heat Up Safety Questions Over Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. in late January experienced its third major pipeline rupture since October.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:11 pm

Minnesota Public Utilities Commission Seeks a Price Tag on Carbon Dioxide Emissions

The decision could reduce the economic advantage that two 750-MW coal-fired Excel coal-fired units have over renewable power generation stations.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:09 pm

Pulse: Project News From Dodge Construction

Project news from McGraw Hill Construction Dodge.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 5:01 pm

Product Snapshot: Gas-Powered Breaker and Hybrid Scissor Lift

This week we look at a gas-powered breaker from Chicago Pneumatic and a scissor lift from Genie that can run on batteries or AC power.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 4:43 pm

Panama Canal Work Halts As Cost Dispute Talks Break Down

The huge project's contractor has sent workers home, and it remains unclear if talks will resume or a "Plan B" will be implemented by the owner.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 4:09 pm

Construction CPM Trends: 4D BIM Claims Taking Off

Why 4D scheduling claims are expected to grow in use, and other trends in CPM scheduling software and uses are explained in this overview from the Construction CPM Conference.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 3:30 pm

Innovative Roller Compacted Concrete Dam Opens in Puerto Rico

The Corps built its first first roller compacted concrete, thick-arch dam to solve scheduling problems with the on-again, off-again project.

Posted on 5 February 2014 | 10:19 am

Construction Industry Learning Goes Borderless

Architects, engineers and contractors find reward and challenge in adapting internal training to global workplaces.

Posted on 4 February 2014 | 10:59 pm

Ontario Charges Engineer as Negligent in Fatal Mall Collapse

Former firm president testified that roof was sound weeks before it fell, killing two store employees and injuring others.

Posted on 3 February 2014 | 10:15 pm

Super Bowl Broadcast Shows the Wind Courtesy of Summer Intern Experiment With CFD

Swirling arrows showing currents inside MetLife Stadium were the product of a summer intern's experiment with computational fluid dynamics.

Posted on 3 February 2014 | 4:00 am

Contractors Praise, Unions Blast House GOP Immigration Outline

Republicans' legislative principles include possibility of citizenship for children of immigrants who entered U.S. illegally.

Posted on 31 January 2014 | 6:19 pm

In State of the Union, Obama Urges Quick Hill Action on Infrastructure Bills

Industry officials welcome President's call for passing transportation, water resources bills this summer but also want specifics on funding and job creation programs.

Posted on 29 January 2014 | 5:54 pm

Federal Jobsite Racism Complaint Against Skanska Moves Ahead

A U.S. complaint alleging racist treatment on a Memphis hospital project in 2009 bypassed the direct employer and aimed directly at the main contractor.

Posted on 28 January 2014 | 9:55 pm

How The Ewing Case Decision Could Shape Liability Coverage

Some attorneys believe the case will help clarify what contractors' general liability policies cover, but others warn that such decisions will still vary greatly.

Posted on 28 January 2014 | 9:16 pm

High Stakes Brinkmanship at the Panama Canal

The standoff is a zero-sum game for both parties if negotiations fail to reach a compromise.

Posted on 28 January 2014 | 8:08 pm

World of Concrete 2014 Sees Smaller Crowds But Cautious Optimism

A cheer went up from the crowd at the SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 competition as Jerry Goodman won both first place and top craftsman honors, laying 644 bricks in 60 minutes. The competition was a bright spot at World of Concrete 2014, held at the Las Vegas Convention Center from Jan. 21-24.

Posted on 28 January 2014 | 7:01 pm

Court Clears the Way for Minnesota Vikings Stadium Bond Sale

Court dismisses a motion to derail Vikings stadium's $468-million bond sale, opening the way for project financing to move forward.

Posted on 28 January 2014 | 4:24 pm

Chicago's First Chief Technology Officer Departs for Consulting Executive Role

Siemens Water CEO leads rebranded unit after its Jan. 15 sale to an investor group; former Air Force Civil Engineer heads to Atkins North America.

Posted on 28 January 2014 | 1:15 pm

Mayors Weigh In on Energy, Water Infrastructure

City officials discuss plans for building retrofits, water infrastructure goals, with administration officials at U.S. Conference of Mayors' annual winter meeting.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 9:09 pm

Equipment Dealers Welcome Market's Slow Upswing

The market drop in 2008 and 2009 was about a 50% hit on new equipment; however, sales are growing again, dealers say.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 7:25 pm

Plug-and-Play Fleet Monitoring Device Saves Operating Costs

A fleet tracking company’s new, plug and play vehicle monitoring device serves up detailed engine-use and driver behavior reports through a cloud server at significantly lower costs than competition.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 6:51 pm

DOJ Sues KBR, Two Kuwait Firms For Alleged Iraq Contract Kickbacks

Government's charges deal with subcontracts with two Kuwait-based firms under a wide-ranging KBR support-services contract for the U.S. Army.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 6:31 pm

Pulse: Project News From Dodge Construction

Contract awards, bids and proposals from McGraw Hill Construction Dodge.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 4:28 pm

Quebéc and California Link Credit Trading for Greenhouse-Gas Emissions

Other states and provinves may decide to create a program of their own and link with California and Québec as well.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 4:02 pm

ABC Tool Kit Crafter Spreads The Word

Sivakumar sees growing acceptance of fast-track bridge replacements.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Wireless Router and Charger Harnesses New WiFi Standard

In the wake of the new 802.11ac wireless standard, companies like D-Link are announcing new devices to harness it’s 1Gbps plus speeds.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

John Keung Steers Singapore to Lead Role in Sustainability

The head of the Building and Construction Authority unveils version three of the Green Mark certification program, a model in the tropics.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Signal Repeater Battery Monitoring Device Saves Utilities

A chink in SCADA armor is plugged by a repeater battery monitor.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Standing Up for Workers Who Have Been Exploited

The Workers Defense Project fights for higher wages and better conditions at Texas jobsites.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Tax Gas in the Pipelines to Help Solve Transportation Funding Crisis

The infrastructure that supports the petroleum industry is currently being deprived of a historic tax base.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Laser Scanning For The Masses by Handheld Devices

Klusza is honored with another ENR Newsmaker award for his laser scanning software.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Plug-n-Play Lab to Test Green-Building Systems is a Model

World’s first rotatable, rentable lab for full-scale energy system tests has interchangeable parts.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Georgia Tech Official Preaches Sustainable Leadership

Steve Swant is one of Georgia Tech's main leaders driving industry change for sustainable construction.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

A Transit Leader Transforms L.A. Metro

Murthy's task was twofold: transform the workings of an auto-centric city and of an agency that serves a population of 9.6 million.

Posted on 27 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Standard and Poor's: Private Investors Could Narrow Infrastructure Finance Gap

Standard & Poor's report says pension funds, other institutional investors plan to boost infrastructure's share of their total assets.

Posted on 24 January 2014 | 9:28 pm

Construction Great Gene McGovern, 72, Dies

Construction great Gene McGovern, who helped restore the Statue of Liberty, dies suddenly at age 72.

Posted on 24 January 2014 | 5:31 pm

Construction Industry Groups Name Top Achievers for 2014

Individuals are cited for innovation and leadership.

Posted on 24 January 2014 | 3:56 pm

Government Probes Begin Into Fatal South African Mall Collapse

Officials and builders are disputing whether the project had approved construction plans; the accident killed two workers.

Posted on 24 January 2014 | 3:09 pm

GE Hitachi Agrees to Settle Over Allegations of Nuclear Design Flaw

New reactor design still being reviewed by Nuclear Regulatory Commission for possible certification.

Posted on 23 January 2014 | 10:14 pm

The Biggest Change in Elevators Since 1853

Lightweight carbon-fiber hoisting rope for tall buildings increases the maximum feasible run to 1 km and saves energy and money over steel cables

Posted on 23 January 2014 | 3:01 pm

Building a Solid Case for Green Timber Towers

Thanks to Johnson, SOM did landmark research on timber towers that shows they are significantly more sustainable than steel, concrete or masonry structures.

Posted on 23 January 2014 | 2:59 pm

EPA Study Says Pebble Mine Could Destroy Salmon’s Habitat

Mine’s developer says assessment does not take into account environmental safeguards

Posted on 23 January 2014 | 2:53 pm

LAX Leader Guides Airport's Massive Expansion

Roger Johnson emphasizes collaboration and innovation in the estimated $7-billion construction program.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 10:47 pm

Reaching Higher, Reaching Out on FasTracks Program

Washington pushes public service, project innovation on massive transit construction effort.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 9:47 pm

Leading the Team To Restore A Crucial Crossing on I-5

Immediately after the damaged Skagit River Bridge fell, Kuney headed an accelerated repair and replacement program.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 8:29 pm

Inspiring a Specification to Help Eliminate BIM Babble

The guide is a step toward the use of paperless deliverables in construction.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 7:53 pm

Airport Leader Champions Balanced Airports

Crites' team worked with the FAA, NASA and myriad other entities to make DFW a primary test and implementation site for NextGen components.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 7:23 pm

Fluor JV Wins Giant Canada LNG Project

EPC award would come after final investment decision is made, anticipated this year.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 7:17 pm

Gas-Fired Projects Are Gaining Momentum

Abundant LNG feedstock and stable prices trump shortage of craftspeople and materials.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 7:05 pm

Corps of Engineers Colonel Takes Command in Post-Sandy Recovery

Owen oversees $3-billion in restoration and resilience efforts.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:52 pm

DOD Renewable Initiatives on Track, Study Shows

Energy-saving projects at military bases more than doubled between 2010 and 2012.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:49 pm

California High-Speed Rail Plan Faces Funding Deadline

State agency must provide matching-fund payment in April.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:44 pm

CII Productivity Research Team Delivers Handbook of Best Practices

Roadmap for improved productivity in an industry in need of productivity improvements comes to fruition thanks to a dedicated effort.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:31 pm

Long Beach, Calif., Port Program Hits Stormy Waters

Overruns, politics loom over major construction projects

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:26 pm

Pulling Off a High-Stakes Pedestrian Bridge Without a Hitch

Naysayers became believers when crews from TSI Architectural Metals set five spans into narrow alley with breaking a pane of glass.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:22 pm

Florida Transportation Chief Changes the Game

Secretary Ananth Prasad's leadership style has helped the state DOT revive long-stalled "game-changer" projects.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:08 pm

Leading Port Of Miami Tunnel To Success

Tenacious director is an ENR newsmaker.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 6:05 pm

Tweel Inventor Sees an End to Flat Tires on Skid Steers

Tim Rhyne had a eureka moment over lunch over a decade ago that is today keeping skid steer loaders from getting flat tires.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 5:58 pm

Lifting Bertha, the World’s Largest Tunnel Boring Machine

Barnhart Crane & Rigging was charged with transporting the TBM’s 41 individual pieces—the largest weighing 850 tons—from a freighter docked at the Port of Seattle and carefully lowering them into a launch hole.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 5:45 pm

Federal Renewable Rollback Threatens Biofuel Projects

The biofuel industry’s duty to fulfill EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard is the reason why they cellulosic ethanol plants are being built in the first place, experts say.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 5:29 pm

Construction Week: Dodge Momentum Index Finishes 2013 Strong

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 1.2% in December compared to the previous month.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 5:20 pm

Cement Forecast Upbeat at 2014 World of Concrete

Cement consumption is expected to increase 8.1% this year as pent-up demand eases, according to one economist.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 5:14 pm

Barge-Mounted Supercrane Inches Toward Tappan Zee Bridge

The Left Coast Lifter is traveling 5,700 nautical miles to help build the new Tappan Zee Bridge.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 4:55 pm

Engineer Sets Foundation to Envision Sustainable Infrastructure

William Wallace’s early metrics led to industry refinements of a pace-setting tool to measure infrastructure project sustainability.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 4:43 pm

Targeting the Toy Aisle to Lure Young Girls into Engineering

Stanford University engineering grad is building a business with a toy that encourages girls to embrace the "empowering" attraction of an engineering career.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 4:11 pm

Minority Students SEEK and Find An Early Engineering Link

Mechanical engineer’s summer experience for kids as young as third grade is turning them on to STEM on a “grand scale,” says one company supporter.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 4:03 pm

Restoring the U.N. Headquarters in New York City

"Grueling ... terribly complicated ... demanding ... a burn-out kind of project." Michael Adlerstein, leader of the $2.1-billion renovation of the 17-acre United Nations headquarters in Manhattan, minces no words when describing the 2.5-million-sq-ft multi-building overhaul, headed for completion this summer after six years of reconstruction within an active U.N. campus.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 3:53 pm

Breaking Down Developer, Contractor Silos

How to 'hack the process' of developer, contractor real estate information hand offs.

Posted on 22 January 2014 | 12:00 pm

Elk River Chemical Spill Triggers Lawsuits, Investigations

State regulators slapped Freedom industries with a number of citations for inadequate storage practices, poor record-keeping and substandard training.

Posted on 21 January 2014 | 11:33 pm

Latest Tower Crane Standard Calls for Tighter Inspections

The tower crane standard aims to reduce risk by requiring new wind-loading and inspection protocols.

Posted on 21 January 2014 | 11:14 pm

Product Snapshot: Wheel Loader and Variable-Speed Stirrer

This week we look at a wheel loader from Liebherr and a variable-speed stirrer from Bosch.This week we look at a wheel loader from Liebherr and a variable-speed stirrer from Bosch.

Posted on 21 January 2014 | 11:02 pm

AGC Survey Shows Contractors Optimistic About 2014 Market Outlook

But contractors report concerns about labor supply and higher costs for health insurance, construction materials.

Posted on 21 January 2014 | 10:56 pm

Pulse: Project News From McGraw Hill Construction Dodge

McGraw Hill Construction Dodge provides some tips for bids, contracts and proposals.

Posted on 21 January 2014 | 10:54 pm

Canal Work Won't Shut Down, But Cost Battle Continues

Panama contractors propose a new "co-financing" plan, but air scant details; the project owner says site activity has dropped at least 25%.

Posted on 20 January 2014 | 7:01 pm

At Halfway Mark, $24-Billion U.K. Crossrail Project Back on Track

The construction of tunnels and stations beneath central London as part of a $24-billion Crossrail project has hit the halfway mark on time and budget. The successes are feeding into ongoing planning for over $60 billion worth of high-speed rail.

Posted on 20 January 2014 | 6:53 pm

Fiscal 2014 Spending Bill Has a Mix of Construction Hikes and Cuts

Winners include Corps civil works, GSA construction, DOT TIGER Grants. Losers include military construction.

Posted on 16 January 2014 | 9:47 pm

Close Call: ENR 2013 Photo Contest Runners-Up

ENR wants to honor all the photographs that stood out among more than 1,500 entries in this year's submissions for The Year in Construction issue. Here are the runners-up for 2013.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 8:58 pm

Construction Week: Industry Unemployment Spikes in Dec.; Terex Wins Long-Running Patent Lawsuit

AMEC is set to buy Foster Wheeler in $3.2-billion deal.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 8:00 pm

Mobile Devices Are Finding More Ways to Cut the Charging Cord

Fighting Battery Drain

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 7:30 pm

U.K. Has High Hopes For HS 2.0

With a price tag of around $66 billion, the U.K.'s next high-speed-rail project is pressuring engineers to minimize costs while maintaining quality.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 7:21 pm

Transportation, WRDA Bills Top Construction's Capitol Hill Agenda

Highway-transit bill faces Sept. 30 deadline, funding hurdle.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 5:39 pm

Product Snapshot: Laser Distance Meter and Jobsite Radio

This week we look at a laser distance meter from RIDGID that syncs with smart devices and a jobsite radio that can play music streamed from smart devices.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 5:25 pm

Pulse: Project News From Dodge Construction

Contracts, awards bids and proposals from Dodge Construction.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 5:13 pm

Toxic Chemical Spill Fouls Drinking Water Supply in Charleston, W. Va.

Teams continue to investigate a chemical spill that shut down the drinking water supply for 300,000 people in and around Charleston, W.Va., from Jan. 9-13.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 4:58 pm

Report Shows Improved Water Quality in Chesapeake Bay

Nutrient discharge levels into Chesapeake Bay from wastewater treatment plants improving, but more work needs to be done.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 4:57 pm

Polar Vortex Spins Blackouts Through Canadian Province

Plunging temperatiures reveal weak points in Newfoundland and Labrador power grid.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 4:46 pm

New Hollywood Map Shows Two Projects Atop Active Fault

Proposed Millennium Hollywood and BLVD 6200, under construction, sit atop splays of an active fault that could produce a magnitude-7 earthquake.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 4:15 pm

Building Team Pledges to Pay for Facade Tile Fix at Spain’s Valencia Opera House

Work to fix falling facade tiles is due to start this week on the Valencia, Spain, opera house, designed by Santiago Calatrava.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 2:54 pm

Acquisitions Change Executive Ranks at Brown & Gay Engineers, Psomas and Hill International

Veteran rail and Corps of Engineers leaders take new industry roles.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 11:30 am

Viewpoint: Before Building Trump Tower, Years of Sexual Harrassment

A former Trump Organization executive recalls the language she was assaulted with and how it changed her.

Posted on 15 January 2014 | 12:04 am

Legal Pot Now a High Priority Among Contractors

Construction firms in Colorado and Washington wrestle with balance between federal and state laws, employee conduct and safety.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 11:03 pm

Planned Projects Could Drive Up Craft Demand in Great Lakes and Midwest

Rising utilization rates could lead to retention and productivity issues, says one market forecaster

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 11:02 pm

Citing Delays, Palo Alto Terminates Flintco Pacific Library Contract

The contractor replies that the project is 99% done and that the city made countless design revisions.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 9:43 pm

Mountain Towns Blame Engineer for Low Water Pressure

After joining the water delivery system of three small North Carolina communities, an engineer is being blamed for low pressure.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 8:42 pm

Ford F-150 Will Go Aluminum in 2015

The half-ton truck's lighter body and other changes will shave 700 pounds and increase fuel economy, Ford says.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 8:00 pm

Toyota Wants To Help Calif. Build the Hydrogen Highway

The automaker has brought fuel cells back into the limelight by rolling out a 2015 sedan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 7:37 pm

Ottawa P3 Team Grapples with Roof Corrosion Costs

An unexpected cost of $17 million may become a hot potato in the laps of the city of its development partner.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 7:28 pm

Toyota Wants To Help Calif. Build the Hydrogen Highway

The automaker has brought fuel cells back into the limelight by rolling out a 2015 sedan at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 7:14 pm

How to Stay Warm During Cold-Weather Projects

What most people consider inclement weather is not always what builders, laborers and project managers consider inclement weather.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 7:07 pm

Nation's High Court Hears Recess Appointment Case

Justices skeptical of government's arguments that president should have authority to make "intra-session" recess appointments.

Posted on 14 January 2014 | 4:57 pm

AMEC Set to Acquire Foster Wheeler in $3.2-Billion Deal

The deal resolves a months-long search by both firms for a new strategic partner, but one Wall Street analyst is disappointed on the price.

Posted on 13 January 2014 | 2:39 pm

Construction Dec. Jobless Rate Up as Industry Loses 16,000 Jobs

The industry also added about 122,000 total jobs in 2013.

Posted on 10 January 2014 | 4:52 pm

Two Sides in Panama Canal Cost Dispute Harden Their Positions

Contractors want an immediate cash infusion to avert work halt, but canal owner says cost claims must follow contractual rules.

Posted on 9 January 2014 | 7:21 pm

Analysts Stand By Textura After Short-Seller's Accusation

Was Citron Research’s withering attack on Textura and its managers a distortion?

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 9:39 pm

SBA Hikes Size Standards for Dredging and Land-Subdivision Construction Firms

But agency leaves benchmarks unchanged for its 30 other construction categories.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:37 pm

Energy Dept. Requests Further Review of Nuclear Waste Fee Ruling

DOE simultaneously says it will work with Congress to develop a long-term solution

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:36 pm

High Court to Hear Arguments in NLRB Appointments Case

Case could affect NLRB decisions issued from January 2012 to August 2013.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:35 pm

Texas A&M Contractors Face Penalties After Two Accidents

?The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration on Dec. 19 cited two Texas contractors with eight serious violations and proposed $46,800 in fines, following the June collapse of a structure in an $80-million equestrian center under construction at Texas A&M University that injured four workers.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:19 pm

Israel Parliament Will Be World's Greenest With Roof Solar Field

Planned 4,650-square-meter array atop the Knesset is among $2 million in new sustainability measures.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:13 pm

Hawaiian Utilities Balk at Speed of Solar Panel Adoption

Hawaiian electricity provided implements moratorium on rooftop solar panel installations.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:13 pm

Construction Week: Calatrava Sued Over Cost of Valencia Opera House; Major Fuel-Cell Plant Completed

Calatrava sued over high repair and maintenance cost on Valencia, Spain, opera house, while a major fuel-cell installation is completed in Conn.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 8:03 pm

CH2M Hill Now Will Run Troubled Port of Anchorage Expansion Job

Anchorage port expansion, critical to the state economy, is a decade behind schedule and $300 million over budget.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 7:24 pm

Pipeline Advocates Question Crude-By-Rail Safety

Four rail accidents in 2013 spark debate and calls to promote alternative means of transport.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 6:20 pm

Wind Sector's Future Cloudy As Federal Tax Credit Expires

If Congress does not renew the PTC, the future of new projects and investment in these technologies is in jeopardy, backers say.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 6:18 pm

Minnesota Law Judge Favors Solar Over Gas In PUC Opinion

?In a sign that the sun may finally be shining on solar energy, an administrative law judge in Minnesota has found that a plan to build distributed solar arrays and supply renewable-energy credits delivers life-cycle value superior to rival proposals to build combustion-turbine plants.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 6:15 pm

Complexity Demands a Wider Field of View

The images from ENR’s Annual Photo Contest should help us defy the tendency to straight-line, cause-and-effect thinking.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 6:10 pm

Pulse: Project News From Dodge Construction

Bids, proposals, contracts and awards from Dodge Construction.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 6:05 pm

New Report Monetizes Value of Green Infrastructure

Shows benefits of green elements to commercial building owners.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 5:39 pm

Product Snapshot: Tier 4 Final Motor Grader and Telescopic Drill Rig

This week we look at Tier 4 Final Motor Graders from John Deere and a Telescopic Drill Rig from Rammtechnik and Bauer-Pileco.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 5:32 pm

Judging From Experience

This year’s panel of photo contest judges did more than choose finalists. They came to the conclusion that over-manipulation of photos should not be rewarded in a formal contest.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 4:42 pm

Attaining the Proper Exposure

The determination to capture a perfect image is on display in the work of the participants in ENR’s 2013 Images: The Year in Construction Photo Contest.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 4:29 pm

Chinese Equipment Firm Sany Names New U.S. CEO; New Chiefs at Australia's Cardno and AIA

Acquisitions shift execs at design firms CHP and Associates, Morgan Worldwide and Swanke Hayden Connell Europe

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 3:38 pm

Is Construction Ready for a Dose of (Augmented) Reality?

What is augmented reality's place in construction? At its simplest, augmented reality is the convergence of data, cameras, mobile devices, and live end users, creating a multi-dimensional, real-time, interactive virtual environment that is overlaid on real world live imagery.

Posted on 8 January 2014 | 3:28 am

Corps' Options for Blocking Spread of Asian Carp Range Up to $18B

Report does not recommend a particular plan for blocking harmful species from moving into Great Lakes.

Posted on 7 January 2014 | 5:03 pm

Construction Job Cams Become Common, Useful Tool

Jobsite cameras are a hit with developers and marketers of high-end residential buildings and flagship projects. Now they are becoming a general construction staple, written into specs from the start, say users and vendors.

Posted on 6 January 2014 | 5:13 pm

$650-Million Airport Project in Kenya Breaks Ground

More than a year after its originally planned start of construction, Kenyan officials broke ground this past November on the $650-million Greenfield Terminal project at Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

Posted on 6 January 2014 | 2:09 pm

Saga of Building Orlando Arts Center Heads for Dramatic Conclusion

After funding problems stalled the project, builders had to adopt an alternate construction strategy to keep the city facility viable.

Posted on 6 January 2014 | 5:00 am

The Southeast's Top 20 Under 40

Members of the latest class of young professionals recognized by ENR Southeast are working to improve their firms and communities.

Posted on 6 January 2014 | 5:00 am

Panama Canal Teams Negotiate Cost Overrun Dispute

Waterway authority offers a new funding scheme, but it’s unclear if contractors will accept terms to avert a work halt.

Posted on 6 January 2014 | 5:00 am

With Steel Pipe Suspected of Stalling Bertha's Bore, Probe Goes On

A section of steel pipe left buried after a test bore stops a tunnel bring machine dead in its tracks.

Posted on 6 January 2014 | 5:00 am

The 10 Largest-Capacity Hydropower Plants

Hydropower produces 16% of the world’s electricity and plays a strong role in satisfying the national energy needs of certain countries. While some nation's are able to satisfy nearly all of their electricity needs through hydropower, it is a resource governed by geographic restraints.

Posted on 2 January 2014 | 7:08 pm

Product Snapshot: Vocational Truck and Tier 4 Interim Excavator

This week we look at a vocational truck from Kenworth Trucks and a upgraded excavator from Komatsu.

Posted on 1 January 2014 | 6:56 pm

India Tunneling Job Creates Building Cracks

Some believe TBMs are culprit in building damage

Posted on 1 January 2014 | 6:54 pm

Aussie TBM Sets New Excavation Record

A TBM digs 163 ft in a day.

Posted on 1 January 2014 | 6:20 pm

Brazil Launches Massive Subway Construction

"Armadillo" tunnel boring machines will build Fortalez metro.

Posted on 1 January 2014 | 5:29 pm

Purchase Creates North American Product-Test Giant

Deal will expand the market for buyer Intertek Building Products, which is stronger in Canada and for acquired firm ATI, more dominant in the U.S.

Posted on 31 December 2013 | 7:35 pm

AECOM and Other Firms Return to Libya as Rebuilding Gains Momentum

Initial housingn work worth $100 billion, government says.

Posted on 30 December 2013 | 7:25 pm

Government Plans To Tackle Illegal Building Construction in Mumbai

Maharashtra state government in India rolls out cluster development program to tackle problem of illegal building construction in Mumbai.

Posted on 30 December 2013 | 4:29 pm

San Francisco Firm Considers Investing in Indian Real Estate

Golden State Capital considering REIT of more than $500 million.

Posted on 30 December 2013 | 2:36 pm

Japan Tests Waters for Floating Wind Farms

A Japanese demonstration project is the largest yet examining the feasibility of placing floating wind farms in deep water.

Posted on 30 December 2013 | 5:00 am

Short-Seller Takes Aim at Construction Software Maker

Well capitalized but still losing money, Textura Corp. is the target of a withering accusation from Citron Research.

Posted on 27 December 2013 | 9:45 pm

ENR's Construction Industry Confidence Index

Work is on the rise, but will labor shortages follow

Posted on 26 December 2013 | 5:02 pm

Trend for 2014: Growth of Predictive Analytics

The practice of Predictive Analytics is here to stay and is important for the engineering and construction industry.

Posted on 26 December 2013 | 12:30 pm

Mobility Tools Dominated Construction's Toolbox in 2013

ENR's tech editors look back at some developments from 2013—a year of big changes, little triumphs and a whole lot of technology breakthroughs in the engineering and construction trades.

Posted on 26 December 2013 | 12:30 pm

Interior Dept. Blocks Planned Road Through Alaska Wildlife Refuge

Ruling drew praise from environmentalists but criticism from Murkowski and some local officials.

Posted on 24 December 2013 | 2:40 pm

Streetcar System Returns to Nation's Capital

Urban trolleys are a hot transportation trend.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 9:35 pm

Construction Week: Starts Retreat 11% in November; Former EPA Official Jailed

Former EPA official jailed for fraud.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 9:10 pm

Infrastructure Centers Also Will Train Next-Gen Engineers

One-of-a-kind university technology institutes will improve U.S. infrastructure and boost next-gen professional skills.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 8:41 pm

Our Construction Business Wish List for 2014

Time for Washington, D.C., to get out of the spotlight as we shift the focus to the basic activity of business: making what people want and need.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 8:31 pm

I-Search App Puts Structural Engineering Insight In The Palm of Your Hand

Award-winning structural engineering app brings reference data and analysis to the field for making quick calls on existing conditions.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 8:25 pm

ENR Competition Celebrates Global Project Teams

Entries are now being accepted for ENR’s second annual Global Best Projects awards program.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 8:19 pm

Susan Story Is Named CEO of Major Utility American Water Works Co.

Top hires also at Parsons Brinckerhoff, Airports Council International and WSP

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 7:30 pm

P3s Fuel Construction of Lone Star Lanes

Texas goes big with alternative road-delivery methods.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 6:57 pm

Baucus' Expected Ambassadorship Puts Tax Reform in Limbo

Wyden expected to be next chair of powerful Senate Finance Committee.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 6:52 pm

No Deal Yet on New WRDA Bill

Top Senate negotiator says talks are “moving too slowly,” but House side has different view.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 6:46 pm

Construction Faces a Fight for Fiscal Year 2014 Dollars

Appropriators will divide $44.5 billion in additional funds among construction and nonconstruction accounts.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 6:41 pm

New York City Floats Ban on Old Cranes

Opponents argue that the age of a machine is not an indicator of its safeness, citing a 2007 study in California that reached the same conclusion.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 6:22 pm

Pulse: Project News From Dodge Construction

Bids, proposals and awards from McGraw Hill Construction Dodge.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 5:41 pm

Spain Rejects EuroVegas Plan, Citing Developer's Conditions

The wish list included tax breaks, building code waivers and a guaranteed monopoly.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 5:28 pm

Quick Fix Reopens Outer Banks Span

The Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on North Carolina's Outer Banks has reopened after the discovery of excess scour around underwater pilings forced a two-week closure

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 5:13 pm

California Crews Scramble To Repair Busy Route After Fire

After a tanker fire closed a critical connector route near Los Angeles in July, accelerated repairs set the stage for a January return to service.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 5:00 pm

No Victory Yet Over Dallas 'Death Ray' Tower's Sun Glare Invasion of Nasher Sculpture Center

Nasher Sculpture Center’s sun-glare problem, triggered by 42-story Museum Tower, remains unresolved more than two years after completion of the tower

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 4:49 pm

Product Snapshot: Cold Milling Machine and Hole Saws

This week we look at a cold milling machine from Bomag and some hole saws from Milwaukee Tools.

Posted on 23 December 2013 | 4:41 pm

NuScale Wins Federal Grant for Small Nuclear Reactor Technology

Second phase of DOE program goes to firm in which Fluor is majority investor; a Bechtel-Babcock & Wilcox venture won the first phase

Posted on 22 December 2013 | 11:47 pm

Operating Engineers Will Rejoin Building Trades After Eight-Year Absence

Reaffiliation follow election of new president in 2011, and need to boost market share in booming energy sector.

Posted on 20 December 2013 | 11:19 pm

London Theater Ceiling Failure Remains a Mystery

Cause of the failure of a section of the ornate plaster ceiling of a London theater remains a mystery.

Posted on 20 December 2013 | 3:36 pm

China Construction America Buys Plaza Construction in First U.S. Deal

Plaza Construction's new parent prefers real estate development to riskier construction, observers say.

Posted on 19 December 2013 | 10:59 pm

Ex-EPA Official Sentenced to Prison Term for Paid Time-Off Scheme

Beale fraudulently received nearly $900,000 in pay and benefits for time he wasn't actually on the job.

Posted on 19 December 2013 | 5:12 pm

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