URS Corp., San Francisco, is moving the headquarters of its Washington division from Boise, Idaho, to Denver by the end of 2010, according to industry sources. The Washington division is the latest incarnation of the legendary Morrison Knudsen Corp., which started in Boise and is best known for building the Hoover Dam, the Kennedy Space Center and the trans-Alaska pipeline. The Idaho office currently employs 500 people.
The former Soviet nation of Kazakhstan is ramping up completion of EXPO 2017—a futuristic megaproject estimated to cost between $3 and $5 billion that will showcase global energy efficiency and boost the host’s global profile
Cover photo by Neelam Mathews in Astana, Kazakhstan