Monday, August 8, was supposed to have been a day of celebration for Maryland’s Purple Line, as state transportation officials and the Federal Transit Administration would officially ink an agreement for a $900 million New Starts grant for the new $5.6 billion light rail system across Washington, D.C.’s northern suburbs.
This blog examining California construction will ask questions, give you previews of what is to come in ENR California and report on what we are hearing, reading and seeing in the state's construction industry.
Construction workers, by nature, are not afforded the same working conditions as office or factory workers whose surroundings are protected from nature’s elements and provide everyday comforts such as indoor restrooms, good lighting, break rooms, air conditioning and heating.
Plans for Boston’s largest new hotel were announced for a site near the Boston Convention Center weeks before the convention center is seeking design proposals for development of its 30 acres of undeveloped land in the Seaport District.
The presenters at ENR’s annual FutureTech conference in San Francisco May 30-June 1, cautioned the sold-out audience of engineers, construction professionals, venture capitalists and technologists that the construction industry continues to be plagued by inefficiency and a general lack of adoption of new technologies, although big strides are being made in sharing and managing data.
However, an upbeat air filled the hall as many touted three key improvements in delivering a connected built environment; cloud computing, mobile phones shifting computing access and low-cost chips and sensors enabling IoT.
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.