ENR asked its readers to open up their minds and take a shot at writing short fiction about the future of construction. The top selections and many honorable mentions are presented in this ENR Special Report.
As sea levels rise—compounding coastal problems such as erosion, storm surge and tidal flooding—engineers are changing the way they work, using adaptive design and new technologies to prepare for an uncertain future
It may seen ironic at first glance that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation are fasttracking a $900-million effort to address flood-risk and dam-safety issues at Folsom Dam, located near Sacramento, Calif., amid a headline-making, ongoing drought.
ENR’s “Low & Slow Across America’s Infrastructure” tour started with a basic idea: Drive a car as old as the interstate highway system across the U.S. to identify infrastructure progress and critical needs.
Missouri Diary, part 1: After Memorial Day, the intensity of the road trip accelerated to NASCAR-like conditions, even as Mrs. Martin continued to mosey along at about 60 mph on the highway. After our tour of the St. Louis arch park project (story to come soon), we hustled to Kansas City for two jam-packed non-stop days,
Monday, May 18: T his was actually the first day that Dan and I truly spent a whole day together on our road trip - and it was hard. Really, really hard. Mrs. Martin got stuck in traffic in Philly, on our way to a visit with the local DPW. It was hot – exactly the kind of weather we were trying to
People have been confused about the start of our road trip. I’ve been walking into my neighborhood watering holes and they go: “Wait, what? I thought you were on the road!” (Hopefully with pleasantly surprise, as in "Oh, glad you're still here" and not disappointed surprise, as in "Why the hell are you
The projects we profile in this special section all stretch the limits of what is possible. At first glance, they may seem impossible to build. some of the projects are technically possible to build but may be economically unfeasible.
Imagine if you and your team could create a model to predict profit fade or had access to real-time project reporting or could provide PMs direct access to data at the end of their fingertips? You'll learn changes your organization can make to take your project review status meetings to the next level, and hear best practices from a panel of contractors that have made changes to their processes.
We'll discuss how the markets are playing out in 2020 as the COVID-19 crisis continues into the 3rd quarter. We'll call on one top forecaster and one materials expert, asking them to share their views on the market prospects for the industry in the midst of these unique challenges. A technology strategist will also join to discuss how the markets are playing out from a construction technology perspective.
This popular annual webinar takes place just as the new rankings are unveiled. It invites leaders from top-ranked firms to talk about their takeaways from the year past and their strategy for the year ahead. ENR will moderate a panel of executives from the largest specialty contracting firms as they discuss the results of the 2020 Top 600 survey and opportunities for future business.