Photo by Sue Pearsall/ENR The high-profile leaders expressing care at the Safety Week kickoff event included (from left) Lend Lease's Denis Hickey, Limbach's Charlie Bacon and Gilbane's William Gilbane III. Photo by Sue Pearsall/ENR Live Safe Weeks Marine decorated one of its barges, which will be docked next to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in Manhattan, to publicize Safety Week. The effort promotes personal safety as well as onsite safety. Related Links: Efforts for Weeklong Safety Drive Include Tour at 95 Express-Lanes Site Safety Week 2015 The grass-roots drive of industry executives to focus the nation's attention on
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the ENR Award of Excellence, Newsmakers and winners from across the years joined this year’s class and winner, Anvil Builders’ CEO HT Tran, on stage at the gala in New York City on April 16.
Enlarge Related Links: Pinchot University Yau Lee Group The idea of "intrapreneurship"—that is, nurturing the entrepreneurial spirit within big corporations— resonated with attendees of ENR's FutureTech conference, held in San Francisco on March 16-17. Gifford Pinchot III, who coined the term, said the idea is relevant to construction, particularly now as it pushes toward high-performance buildings.Intrapreneurs exhibit curiosity, often spend free time developing an idea and see the big picture, says Pinchot, author of "Intrapreneuring in Action: A Handbook for Business Innovation." He offers an online program that helps intrapreneurs build business plans and teams and coaches them as projects
Photo Courtesy of IMPACT Owners, contractors and unions together spur innovation, says Wise. Related Links: Trades Must Play Key Role To Keep Industry Competitive, Employers Tell Union Ironworkers Record Breaking Registration at IMPACT/Iron Workers Annual Meeting Welder Shortfall Fires Up Industry Training Programs to Work Overtime There was progress to report at the 2015 North American Ironworkers/IMPACT Labor-Management conference on key initiatives such as safety, market expansion and making signatory contractors more successful. With the union's membership now above pre-recession levels, the event drew 1,100 union business leaders and members, contractors and owners to Las Vegas Feb. 22-25."We have unleashed
Related Links: $5.25-Billion Panama Canal Expansion Program Moves Into the Final Leg Panama Canal Owner and Contractors Agree to Final Cost, Schedule Terms Panama Canal construction consortium Grupo Unidos por el Canal (GUPC) has confirmed the filing, made late last month, of more than $737 million in new claims to owner Panama Canal Authority (ACP) just as the contractor touts a favorable ruling Dec. 31 by the $5.25-billion project's disputes board related to two previous claims. GUPC may still challenge the panel decision, which awarded it only $234 million of about $463 million it had sought.GUPC, led by contractors Sacyr
Panama Canal Owner and Contractors Agree to Final Cost, Schedule Terms Panama Canal Expansion official website Panama City Dancing to the Beat of Projects Exclusive Interview With Owner: Panama Canal Project Won't Be Held Hostage By Contractor Shutdown Global Cast Complicates Panama Canal Expansion Project After a tumultuous year that included a challenging negotiation to get the lock contractor back to work, the Panama
Related Links: In Panama, Global Engineers Tackle Gigaproject Transparency Panama Canal Owner and Contractors Agree to Final Cost, Schedule Terms Backstories from a Visit to the Panama Canal Panamania: Museum Becomes Instant Icon for a Developing Nation Dramatic Digs Mark Panama Canal Expansion Progress Excavation Under Way on Panama City Metro In addition to the $3.2-billion project to construct locks for a third lane of the Panama Canal, Panama City construction includes a new metro system, high-end condos and restaurants in its historic district and a new museum on biodiversity designed by Frank Gehry. The fast-paced Latin city with a
Photo by Janice L. Tuchman for ENR The Atlantic side locks for the third lane of the Panama Canal are progressing rapidly with the gates positioned and ready to be installed. Related Links: Panama Canal Builders Agree to Final Cost, Schedule Terms Panama Canal Project Won't Be Held Hostage With the 100-year-old Panama Canal and its challenging third-lane expansion just miles away, engineers from around the world debated project transparency earlier this month in Panama City at an American Society of Civil Engineers conference.In a session on “Maintaining Transparency and Integrity in the Procurement of Gigaprojects,” moderator William P. Henry,