Some 28 years after a portrait of Bechtel Corp. attributed much of the success of the family-owned contracting giant to its skill at influence-peddling, author Sally Denton unveils a 436-page tome that extends much of that story line to today.
Equal parts transportation-planning compendium, autobiography and love letter to New York City, "Street Smart" (Perseus Books Group) lays out Sam Schwartz's vision for the future of multimodal and multinodal transportation systems.
Nearly a decade before the Brooklyn Bridge opened for business, tunnelers successfully bored 25,081 ft, or roughly five miles, through the Hoosac Mountain in western Massachusetts. For more than 40 years after opening in 1875, it was the longest tunnel in North America.
Image Courtesy Denis Hayes and Gail Boyer Hayes Related Links: COWED Denis Hayes Developed a Model for Office Buildings to Rely on Nature for Their Needs Super-Sustainable Bullitt Center is ENR Editors' Choice for Best Project in 2013 "To cow" means, among other things, to frighten with threats, to intimate and to overawe. The noun "cow" means, among other things, mature female cattle, especially domesticated cattle. "To have a cow" means to be amazed, angered or upset.A thoughtful presentation of the negative impacts of domesticated cows, "Cowed: The Hidden Impact of 93 Million Cows on America's Health, Economy, Politics, Culture
Readers love a rescue drama and Neil Swidey’s new book, "Trapped Under the Sea" (Crown, $26), is an unforgettable review of how the final stages of the cleanup of Boston Harbor in 1999 turned into a disaster that killed two divers.
Related Links: Special Report: Social Media in Construction Bold Brand Book's Website What do architecture, engineering, accounting, legal and other professional services firms have in common? Most of them are "horrible marketers," says management guru Mark Zweig in the foreword to "Bold Brand," a new book that serves as a tool kit for firms looking to make a statement and build up their bank of business.Professionals such as architects and engineers working in business-to-business companies tend to think of their services differently than pros working in the business-to-consumer world, which is intensely competitive and places a higher value on brand
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.