Designing a D.C. Gateway

ENR Construction

Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge replacement is a product of focused aesthetics goals

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Green Building Code Proposed in Washington DC is a National Model

Green Building Law Update

The Mayor will submit the codes to the DC Council for adoption. The new Green Code is significant, not only for those constructing or renovating buildings within DC, but because it portends a new green regulatory scheme that may well be a national model.

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Baltimore-DC Maglev Could Be Speeding Toward 2020 Construction Start

ENR Construction

Construction of a high-speed maglev train system between Baltimore and Washington, D.C., could begin as early as 2020

Researchers: DC most likely pick for $5B Amazon HQ2

Construction Dive

Hamilton Place Strategies compared Washington, D.C., with other cities on Amazon's HQ2 short list and found it has above-average scores for various Amazon criteria

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Washington D.C. Launches New Infrastructure Academy

Construction Equipment

In 2016, less than half of the available infrastructure job positions in Washington D.C. To better fill the District's need for trained workers with infrastructure skills, Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser launched the D.C. were filled (2,500 job openings with only 1,246 hires), even with an average hourly rate of $48. Infrastructure Academy last week to provide hands-on training and experience to area residents

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Washington, D.C. is first LEED Platinum city in the world

BD+C

Washington, D.C. Today, 65% of D.C. neighborhoods are walkable, 58% of commuter trips are by bike, walking, or public transit, and the D.C. was named the first LEED for Cities Platinum city in the world by the U.S. Green Building Council last month.

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Many DC projects don't comply with local hiring mandate

Construction Dive

Despite an audit revealing that Washington, D.C.'s 's First Source mandate is often not adhered to, the district's Department of Employment Services has issued only one fine during the history of the program

DC Attorney General alleges electrical contractor misclassified 535 workers

Construction Dive

The lawsuit seeks monetary and injunctive relief for the employees and recovery of penalties to the District of Columbia, which could be up to $5,000 per misclassified worker

State, federal lawsuits pin defective DC Metro concrete on contractor

Construction Dive

Both the U.S. Department of Justice and the Commonwealth of Virginia allege that Universal Concrete Products Corp. knew Silver Line concrete panels were defective but falsified documents to make it appear they met specifications

BIMStorm @ Ecobuild in D.C.

Collaborative Construction

I've been invited to speak at the Ecobuild Conference in Washington, D.C. If you live near D.C. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! which will be held December 6 - 10. this is a great event to attend. You will meet dozens of interesting and influential people and be exposed to a variety of innovative new ideas.

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U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters - vegetative roof assembly, Washington, D.C.

BD+C

million square foot headquarters located in Washington D.C.Driven by Federally-mandated sustainable requirements, a 300,000 plus square-foot Vegetative Roof Assembly (VRA) was incorporated into the architectural design for the U.S. Coast Guard’s 11-level, 1.2

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Washington D.C.’s flattened skyline can be a virtue

BD+C

While some complain that Washington D.C.’s s building height limit has resulted in lookalike, boxy buildings, an architecture critic views the restriction as a feature, not a bug

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D.C. Espionage Museum Displays Stunning Façade

ENR Construction

The International Spy Museum's sleek new building above existing structures on L'Enfant Plaza required an innovative structural design

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Construction Employment Rises in 45 States, D.C. from July 2017 to July 2018

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Forty-five states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between July 2017 and July 2018, while 29 states and D.C. The post Construction Employment Rises in 45 States, D.C.

D.C. Air Rights Project Restores City Traffic Grid

ENR Construction

Constructing a podium for the largest air rights project to date in Washington, D.C., is one thing

Infrastructure skills training center opens in Washington, DC

Construction Dive

Mayor Muriel Bowser said the District was opening the center because it could only fill 50% of its open infrastructure jobs in 2017

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Construction Employment Rises in 43 States, D.C. from June 2017 to June 2018

Construction Superintendent Magazine

Forty-three states and the District of Columbia added construction jobs between June 2017 and June 2018, while 32 states and D.C. The post Construction Employment Rises in 43 States, D.C.

DC Water Set to Begin Final Segment of Anacostia Tunnel

ENR Construction

Construction of the largest and final segment of the Anacostia River Tunnel System is set to begin this month

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TOPPING OUT CELEBRATED IN DC

PC Construction Blog

The PC Construction team associated with the Main Process Train project in Washington, DC had much to celebrate. Continue Reading. All Design-Build Projects Water Treatment Construction

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Washington, DC issues permit for preliminary hyperloop work

Construction Dive

The permit, which lacks details, was issued to the Boring Company, owned by Elon Musk, just weeks after Baltimore issued a similar permit

DC Metro awards $214M Potomac Yard Metrorail contract to Halmar-Schiavone JV

Construction Dive

Higher-than-anticipated bids prompted officials to alter the design, such as eliminating one entrance and revising another, to lower costs from the originally budgeted $268 million

Pipeline from Marcellus Shale to DC?

Collaborative Construction

Pipeline to DC? Not sure if this will come to pass at current prices for natural gas, but it shows the potential for the energy sector to produce good paying jobs and to lower the cost of energy for millions. Welcome to the Collaborative Revolution! James L. Salmon, Esq. Collaborative Construction 300 Pike Street Cincinnati, Ohio 45202 Summary of Services and James L.

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DC Water begins $580M leg of Anacostia River tunnel

Construction Dive

The five-mile Northeast Boundary Tunnel is the last leg of the $2.7 billion Clean Rivers Project intended to ease sewer flooding in parts of the city

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The lyric 440K apartments: D.C. architecture takes a progressive turn

BD+C

When describing the architectural styles of Washington, D.C., progressive is not a term most would associate with buildings in the nation’s capital. But over the last decade, the Mount Vernon Triangle ? located east of the Washington Convention Center?

D.C.-Based Developer Focuses on Historic Preservation

ENR Construction

As business associates see it, Washington, D.C.-based based developer Douglas Jemal deserves as much credit as anyone for helping to preserve the District of Columbia’s cityscape

Structural Issues Shrink Plans for Elevated D.C. Park

ENR Construction

Plans to created an elevated public park atop piers that once supported Washington, D.C.’s s 11th Street bridges have been slimmed down following an extensive structural study

Following Mishaps, D.C. Metro Presses on With Repairs

ENR Construction

An aggressive effort to overhaul the aging Metro system in Washington, D.C., is producing results as it nears the one-year mark, with more than 28,000 cross-ties and nearly two miles of grout pads now replaced

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Landmark DC Property Poised for “Urban Village” Makeover

ENR Construction

The future of the iconic Fannie Mae property in northwest Washington, D.C., with a mixed-use “urban village” redevelopment plan that includes residences, hotels and commercial space

Construction Employment Increases in 40 States & D.C.

Construction Equipment

Construction firms added jobs in 40 states and the District of Columbia between April 2014 and April 2015 and in 30 states and D.C. between March and April, according to an analysis of Labor Department data by AGC.

Washington, D.C. Council Considers Gas-Powered Leaf Blower Ban

Green Industry Professionals

The ban would effectively force residents and businesses to transition to battery-powered leaf blowers

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DC Metro Chief Defends Track Repair Blitz

ENR Construction

The head of Washington, D.C.’s

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Deal Reached to Rebuild Arlington Memorial Bridge in D.C.

ENR Construction

Officials will use design-build to cut 18 months and $35 million from earlier estimates

A CAPITAL PROJECT: CLEANER, HEALTHIER RIVERS IN WASHINGTON, DC

PC Construction Blog

The multibillion-dollar, long-term DC Clean Rivers Project is designed to achieve a 96% reduction in combined sewer overflows. Continue Reading. All Water Treatment Construction

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This Is Infrastructure Week in DC

Construction Equipment

Congress and various industry groups are meeting this week to get the ball rolling for President Trump's infrastructure proposals. Bloomberg.com writes officials are urging Trump to revel his $1 trillion plan. “My My question to the White House and Congress is this: Where is the bill?”

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D.C. United Scores Zoning Approval for Soccer-Specific Stadium

ENR Construction

After playing in 56-year-old RFK stadium since 1996, and withstanding years of starts-and-stops on its stadium proposal, D.C. United has become the latest Major League Soccer team to win the right to build its own soccer-specific facility

DC Schools Rise to the Head of the Class

ENR Construction

DC Public Schools and the DC Dept of General Services surpass high standards to deliver world-class facilities. Bonus Regions

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DC Water Project Wins U.S. Water Prize for Turning Wastewater into Electricity

PC Construction Blog

DC Water’s Bailey Bioenergy Facility was recognized by the US Water Alliance with the prestigious 2016 U.S. Water Prize. The awards, which recognize organizations that are leading the way with creative water solutions, will be.

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