Widespread use of internal compliance and ethics programs by contractors is in its infancy, but many industry insiders believe that, like safety programs, they're here to stay. These programs are good for business because they help with productivity, risk management and recruiting young talent, experts say.
Changing decades of corporate thinking that pushed ethical and legal boundaries may take a while and be painful for some companies, but construction industry experts believe they're seeing the start of a sea change toward more ethical business practices industrywide.
Because it can moderate the damaging effects of earthquakes, base-isolation is a technique used primarily in seismically active regions. ENR takes a look at some of the largest applications of base-isolation technologies in the world.