Supporters of an updated structural building-design standard, developed by the American Society of Civil Engineers, are breathing a collective sigh of relief after members of the International Code Council voted down an attempt to keep the standard, known as ASCE 7-16, out of the 2018 edition of ICC’s International Building Code and its other model codes.
Gov. Rick Scott (R) on Oct. 20
directed the Florida Dept. of Transportation to expedite restoration of a 1.3-mile-long stretch of state Road A1A in Flagler Beach, Fla., that had collapsed as a result of Hurricane Matthew-induced storm surge.
On Oct. 17, the Southern Environmental Law Center issued a statement on behalf of opponents to the proposed Mid-Currituck Bridge, claiming that NCDOT is delaying building the seven-mile Currituck Sound crossing due to rising costs and lower traffic forecasts.
SolarReserve LLC, a privately owned company based in Santa Monica,
Calif., plans to make a final decision in the next six months on a site in Nye County, Nev., for what would be the world’s largest solar facility.
Decommissioning nuclear power plants that have reached the end of their useful life will be a growing market for engineering and
construction firms over the next 30 years, according to an executive from AECOM.
Commercial operation of the long-shuttered second unit at the Tennessee Valley Authority’s Watts Bar nuclear plant in Tennessee got underway earlier this month, the first U.S. nuke reactor to start up since 1996, when a sister 1,150-unit came on line.
Its new international airport notwithstanding, the tiny British territory of St. Helena, which sits in the southern Atlantic Ocean about 2,000 kilometers from the African coast, remains as isolated as it was in 1815, when Napoleon Bonaparte was exiled there after losing the Battle of Waterloo.
An Illinois-based demolition company has been found responsible for the April 2016 death of a 47-
year-old construction worker, following a U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation.
Two workers employed by a drain-cleaning contractor were trapped and drowned on Oct. 21, when a punctured main sent water flooding into a 12-ft-deep trench where they were working, according to the Boston Fire Dept.
After examining several alternatives for a new crossing of Hampton Roads in southeastern Virginia, the region’s transportation leaders have opted to focus on expanding the capacity of its existing infrastructure.
Due to the increased sales of diesel passenger cars and SUVs, including those recently caught gaming the emissions system, a greater number of traditional, on-highway filling stations now have diesel’s green pumps.
A new device from an Israeli company is starting to draw attention: A handheld imager detects objects behind obstructions using low-power radio frequency in ranges that include those used by police speed guns.
A trio of water utility associations is jointly offering utility personnel professional scholarships that will cover their expenses to travel and study innovations implemented by their peers around the country.
In 1943, at the height of World War II, JE Dunn Construction had just earned what Steve Dunn, grandson of founder John Ernest Dunn, describes as “a decent profit” building the U.S. Army Quartermaster’s Depot on Independence Avenue in Kansas City, Mo.
When owner legal issues idled construction of the highly touted “hospital of the future” in Birmingham, Ala., in 2003, Brasfield & Gorrie project director Robert Robison knew it might be some time before work on the half-finished, 13-story, 1 million-sq-ft facility resumed.