ENR's Top 25 Newsmakers - The construction industry is filled with amazing leadership—people with the passion, drive and courage to tackle the most difficult challenges and make our world a better place. At the end of every year since 1964, Engineering News-Record editors look through the stories that have appeared in ENR and select individuals for special recognition.
What are the qualities that make a project outstanding? Every year, ENR invites teams from around the country to submit their best work to its regional “Best Projects” competitions, which celebrate teamwork, safety, problem-solving, innovation and quality.
Long before Donald Trump promised to “drain the swamp” in Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a set of very detailed directions for ending the persistent flooding of the District of the Columbia’s 61-square-mile watershed from the city’s combined-sewer overflow system.
During the first year of facilities management, PNC’s staff fine-tuned the integrated operations of the 33-story tower’s energy-efficient elements, including a double-skin facade, a 500-ft-tall solar chimney and large-scale natural ventilation.
Gary Tulacz, ENR’s Senior Editor and manager of the ENR Top Lists for the past 20+ years, will moderate a panel of executives from the largest specialty contracting firms as they discuss the results of the 2016 Top 600 survey and opportunities for future business.
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.