As the death toll from the record-setting hurricane mounts in the Bahamas and damage estimates there and in the U.S. head into the billions, industry experts see increasing pressure to address infrastructure resilience.
The Dept. of Defense’s plan to put off $3.6 billion in construction projects and shift the agency’s already appropriated funds to build sections of the southwest border wall has sparked sharp criticism from Democrats in Congress.
An independent engineering review team has given its nod to the San Francisco Dept. of Building Inspection regarding permitting of the proposed $100-million structural shoring scheme for the 645-ft-tall Millennium Tower—which has settled 17.3 in. over more than a decade.
Although construction contractors from Asia and Europe are pledging to collaborate on building infrastructure that promotes economic growth and international ties, a former United Nations secretary-general is challenging the global construction industry to go further and expand its efforts to address climate change.
A nonprofit representing the National World War II Museum is working toward a settlement but preparing for a jury trial in its lawsuit against the structural engineer of its $65-million hotel and conference center, under construction in downtown New Orleans.
Compared to traditional desktop-based review methods, construction novices with less than three years of experience in the industry were able to double their ability to spot design errors in a 3D model using an immersive virtual reality interface, according to a new study released by the Construction Industry Institute at its annual conference in San Diego last month.
If necessity is the mother of invention, frustration must be its father. For civil engineer Javier Devesa, a highway construction project manager in Washington, D.C., his frustrations with manually planning and filing lane closure requests with the DOT have inspired him to invent a better way.
The North American Electric Reliability Corp. on Sept. 4 revealed details of a March cyberattack that caused an electric utility’s control center in the western U.S. to briefly lose connections with parts of its system.
The commentary, “Keep The Rule Exemption As Is,” claimed that construction should remain excluded from the U.S. Dept. of Labor’s proposed rule on apprenticeship expansion because union apprenticeship programs set the bar high on quality training and earning potential.
As Congress returns from its August break, a top priority for engineering and construction industry officials will be the spending levels lawmakers will set for infrastructure programs for fiscal year 2020.
In what is likely the largest continuous concrete casting ever performed in New England, John Moriarty and Associates, in collaboration with G&C Concrete, continuously cast 8,000 cu yd of concrete on Sept. 7 for the $215-million Cambridge Crossing Parcel G project.
The James B. Garrison Bridges crossing the Lake Tillery reservoir, east of Charlotte, N.C., are undergoing a $20.1-million design-build rehabilitation that will improve safety while preserving the bridges’ past.
Deconstruction of buildings and structures outside the controlled area of the 670-MW Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station in Massachusetts began immediately after Holtec International completed acquisition of the plant’s assets on Aug. 26.
Stantec is prime consultant for the City of Calgary, Alberta, to complete upgrades at the Bonnybrook wastewater treatment plant, which will be one of the largest cold-weather biological nutrient removal (BNR) sites in North America.
Gilbane Building Company and Landry French Construction are providing joint venture construction management at-risk services for Nordic Aquafarms’ 850,000-sq-ft fish farm and aquaculture production facility in Belfast, Maine.