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.
Offshore wind seeks a place in the U.S. power mix, with the start-up imminent of a 30-MW Rhode Island wind farm, America’s first. European competitors and oil-sector veterans are bringing technology and cost efficiency.