Engineering and construction firm mergers and acquisitions; corporate branding; lists of top engineering and construction firms in the US and abroad with market analyses; company profiles, key executive and C-suite changes and growth strategy; large contract awards
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The federal government has raised the limit on visas for temporary or seasonal workers in nonagricultural industries by as many as 15,000, or 23%, but employers seeking them must state, under penalty of perjury, that their businesses are “likely to suffer irreparable harm” without the new workers.
Following a partial tunnel collapse in May at Hanford’s Plutonium Uranium Extraction Plant, a facility unused since the 1980s, a report from DOE and its contractor for the area, CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Co., says a second facility tunnel, which once processed chemicals needed in nuclear production, does not meet current standards.
U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) says the new contracting arrangement pioneered by Bechtel National Inc. on the Dept. of Energy’s Hanford nuclear-waste site’s Waste Treatment and Immobilization Plant—a $16.8-billion project now four times above its original budget, with 17 years of added schedule—comes with risk to taxpayers.
Through new mentoring between experienced job site workers, contractors and unions are expanding both technology skills and real-world best-practices for everyone. Our panel of experts will share how these “partnerships” boosted technology use, improved job site and project productivity, and made their firms attractive employers.
Construction sector experts weigh in on how the second 100 days of the Trump administration will affect the construction industry. During this webinar, our panelists will discuss the outlook of issues such as tax reform, immigration rule changes, the long-awaited infrastructure investment plan, & more!