The election of Justin Trudeau as Canada’s prime minister should crack open new opportunities for Bird Construction, with the contractor working to diversify its portfolio of projects amid lowered demand in the profitable industrial and oil and gas sectors.
Faced with chronically underfunded budgets, public-works officials are emphasizing technology-based solutions, such as drone surveys to inform preliminary designs and adaptive traffic signals to maximize corridor movement.
Asia is one of the largest global construction markets, but projects there are increasingly shifting from greenfield to brownfield developments, bringing new risks and complexities to international firms.
Several water groups are hoping a newly released document will give regulatory agencies and utilities the information and guidance they need to safely implement projects that convert wastewater into municipal drinking water through direct potable reuse (DPR).
Leaders from three military branches highlighted their services’ efforts to move toward net-zero-energy and water projects at bases and facilities around the country at a recent executive forum held in Washington, D.C.
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has formally launched its Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI), the first national organization designed to provide a broad-based forum for the exchange of ideas and best practices among utility- and pipeline-infrastructure engineers and surveyors.
The Louis Berger Group on April 1 signed a $100-million, five-year program-management contract to help Saudi Arabia build some $16 billion worth of highway and transit systems through 2025 in Madinah, the second-largest destination for Islam followers.
Related Links: DBIA DBIA Best Practices The Design Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeking industry comment through April 1 on a draft document that highlights best practices for design-build projects in the water-wastewater sector.The document, circulated at DBIA's water-wastewater sector conference in San Antonio March 11-13, is based on DBIA's universal best practices for design-build document released last year. The group released a similar draft of best practices for transportation projects at its transportation conference March 9-11.Lisa Washington, DBIA's executive director, said the "market drill-downs" are meant to supplement the association's universal best practices, which apply to all types