Nothing can stop a tornado, but the 2015 International Building Code (IBC) includes changes that may help improve the survivability of schools and other facilities against the destructive, often deadly winds.
There were lots of extremes for builders of Dallas’ newest mixed-use tower, 1920 McKinney, as they faced three months of rain, zero-lot lines and strict noise ordinances to meet an accelerated schedule.
Energy continues to dominate the conversation in Texas and Louisiana construction, with the top four projects on this year’s ENR Texas & Louisiana Top Starts list all being energy related and in the billions of dollars.
Conti is constructing the MRL 4.2 project for USACE New Orleans. The work includes approximately 5,400 linear ft of new concrete floodwall that will stretch from Oak Road to the Belle Chase Ferry Landing.
Despite a faltering international market, 2015 and the beginning of 2016 are proving to be strong years for U.S. contractors, with steady domestic growth and only moderate strain from workforce shortages.