ENR's Top 25 Newsmakers - The construction industry is filled with amazing leadership—people with the passion, drive and courage to tackle the most difficult challenges and make our world a better place. At the end of every year since 1964, Engineering News-Record editors look through the stories that have appeared in ENR and select individuals for special recognition.
Tracy Young had enough project smarts and technology vision to create PlanGrid, a now widely used cloud-based platform that has transformed field-document handling and brought an eye-popping buyout price from software giant Autodesk.
After fire destroyed AvalonBay’s four-story, 235-unit apartment project in Maplewood, N.J., in 2017, Michael Feigin decided that conventional industry standards and approaches designed to minimize the risks of these relatively rare, yet costly construction-phase fires were not enough.
Leo Sveikauskas, research economist in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Division of Productivity Research and Program Development, had been thinking about issues in measuring construction productivity after a discussion with peers in that unit of BLS, part of the U.S. Labor Dept.
Astute leaders. Risk takers. Clever problem solvers. Passionate community servants. The 2018 class of ENR Newsmakers embodies qualities that enable members to improve the construction industry and benefit the public.
This popular annual webinar takes place just as the new Top 400 Contractors ranking is unveiled. We will feature a panel of executives from the largest contracting firms as they discuss the results of the 2018 Top 400 survey and where they see opportunities for future business.
For over 30 years, the Top 600 Specialty Contractors list has showcased the largest specialty contractors in the U.S., but it also measures the markets for specialty trade and subcontracting and identifies the issues and trends that will affect the markets and how subcontractors do business. A panel of executives from the largest specialty contracting firms will discuss the results of the 2018 Top 600 survey and opportunities for future business.
Multiple contractors work around dangerous tides and typhoons to build a fast-track network of bridges, interchanges and roadways that will connect economically important islands in the East China Sea south of Shanghai.