Photo Courtesy of EN Engineering EN Engineering's Mitch Hulet (left) and Tom Ziegenfuss say their pursuit of integrity management projects has led to the company's revenue more than doubling in the past five years. Related Links: New Report Slams PG&E in San Bruno Blast Some Leeway in New Pipeline Safety Law Amid the U.S. boom in natural-gas and oil production, it's easy to imagine a noticeable uptick in business for a pipeline engineering firm.EN Engineering, based in Woodbridge, Ill., however, has grown its business by focusing on safety for existing pipelines, rather than building new lines.The firm reports revenue growth
China’s Tianjin Pipe Corp. (TPCO) broke ground recently on a Gregory, Texas, $1.3-billion pipe manufacturing plant, which represents the largest investment in a manufacturing facility in the U.S., the company claims.“
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is once again defending his October 2010 decision to kill the nearly $9-billion Trans-Hudson Express passenger-rail tunnel project that was, at the time, the country's largest public-works project.The federal Government Accountability Office released on April 10 a report claiming that Christie—a vocal anti-debt Republican—had exaggerated New Jersey's share of the tunnel's cost.The tunnel, nicknamed the Access the Region's Core (ARC) project, was expected to double commuter-train capacity between New Jersey and Manhattan. In September 2010, Christie shut down construction, which had started a year before, to conduct a 30-day review of the project. Less
Photo by the New York Times/Hiroko Masuike Collapse of crane's lattice boom killed laborer and injured three others at site of subway line extension on Manhattan's West Side. Photo by N.Y. Daily News Investigators are looking at frayed cable and broken wire strands on the crane's hoist system for clues to the accident's cause. Investigators looking into the latest deadly crane collapse on a New York City construction site say a failure of the crane's hoist system is the likely cause of the accident, which left one dead and three others injured. But the Metropolitan Transit Authority, the state agency
AP Photo Project in New York City where latest crane collapse killed a worker. Related Links: Former Regulator Testifies in N.Y. Crane Criminal Trial Lawyers Trade Contradictory Facts as N.Y. Crane Collapse Criminal Trial Restarts The crane that collapsed on the site of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s No. 7 line subway extension project in New York City had passed its most recent inspection in January and was set for another one this week, a source close to the project has told ENR.The collapse, which occurred April 3 shortly before 7:30 p.m. and killed one worker, was called a “freak accident”
With its newest data center in North Carolina, Apple is hoping to get a boost from the sun to power its rapidly growing cloud services. It's also banking on one of the nation's largest fuel-cell installations of its kind in an effort to get completely off the electrical grid. Rendering courtesy of Apple Apple's Maiden, N.C., data center will draw power from a 20-MW solar farm and a 5-MW fuel-cell installation. Related Links: Editors' Choice, Best Green Project: Facebook Data Center Having completed a $1-billion, 500,000-sq-ft data center in Maiden, N.C., in late 2011, the computing giant recently began construction
A panel of industry judges reviewed a record number of entries to select 30 winning projects located in 21 countries on six continents. Colón, Panama’s urban renewal, providing modernized, safe and livable infrastructure for the country’s second-largest city, was chosen as ENR’s Global Project of the Year.