Tue.Jan 14, 2020

Construction at the Movies!

Viewpoint Construction Technology

Our Top 10 List of Movies Prominently Featuring Construction at Work or Construction Jobsites. More Tools

AECOM reportedly in talks with WSP

Construction Dive

The Los Angeles-based construction and engineering giant has been selling divisions while the Canadian professional services firm has been acquisitive. Bloomberg reported last night that WSP approached AECOM

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AllianceBernstein Investing $11.4M In Nashville Global HQ

Business Facilities

The asset management firm will create an additional 200 jobs when it moves into Nashville’s Fifth + Broadway development by the end of this year. Read: AllianceBernstein Investing $11.4M In Nashville Global HQ at BusinessFacilities.com.

TxDOT fires FIGG from $800M Harbor Bridge design

Construction Dive

The agency decided that the engineering firm's role in the 2018 FIU bridge collapse is "significant enough" to warrant asking Flatiron-Dragados to have another firm design the bridge's main spans. Last week, a Texas authority halted construction on another FIGG bridge

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You Can't Improve Construction Safety from Inside a Filing Cabinet

How mobile technology can mitigate risk, save money, and provide a competitive advantage.

5 Tips to Prepare for the Next Economic Recession

Construction Business Owner

5 Tips to Prepare for the Next Economic Recession. Elizabeth Manning. Tue, 01/14/2020 - 11:17. During the Great Recession, small contractors (companies under 10 employees) failed at a far higher rate than non-construction businesses.

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The workplace should be a tool for improving employee engagement


Employees place more value on physical elements that support well-being and convenience—such as natural light, views of the outdoors, and food—than on “service” amenities like fitness centers and onsite childcare


How to Avoid the Settlement Table in Construction Disputes

Construction Business Owner

How to Avoid the Settlement Table in Construction Disputes. Rachel Fulford. Tue, 01/14/2020 - 17:00. Project management and document control solutions can be transformational for contractors under the best of project circumstances, and even more important under the worst.

Mivan Formwork – Components, Procedure, Features, Comparison, and Advantages

The Constructor

Mivan formwork is the advanced formwork system made of strong and sturdy aluminum components that has great strength, durability, simple to install, Building Materials Building Technology Guide Concrete Technology Formwork/Shuttering How To Guide Formworks Mivan Formwork

[VIDEO] Virtual Rendering of ‘World’s Largest Hotel’

Construction Equipment

Ciel, the “world’s largest hotel” according to Arch Daily, is currently in development in the Dubai Marina. The building developer, The First Group, released a video rendering of the building’s development. According to the article, the tower will reach a height of over 1,000 feet and will house 1

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

The decade ahead: Forecast for design in 2020 and beyond


As the oldest continually operating architecture and engineering firm in the country, SmithGroup has seen many changes in the world of design.

Trailer Orders Dip in December: FTR

Construction Equipment

The freight transportation forecast firm FTR reports that preliminary trailer orders for December were the lowest since August, at 16,500 units. December trailer orders were down 17 percent month-over-month and down 41 percent year-over-year. Trailer orders for 2019 totaled 203,000 units. Fleets

“Orb”: a New Natural Building Material

Natural Building

Cocoa husks, dried orange peel, and ground blue pea flowers are among the ingredients that constitute a new class of building materials that could revolutionize construction. Not only are they biodegradable but some also absorb toxins.

St. Louis’ new aquarium is built inside an 19th century train shed


The St. Louis Aquarium at Union Station, a 120,000-sf, attraction built inside the footprint of a 500,000-sf 19th century iron umbrella train shed, has recently opened.

Hendrickson Names New Leaders

Construction Equipment

Hendrickson promoted three managers: Matt Joy to chief operating officer, Richard Mudd to VP/GM of truck commercial vehicle systems, and Matt Van Meter to VP/GM of the specialty products group. Joy had been VP/GM of the truck group, and his career at Hendrickson also included VP/GM specialty

Legacy Award Winner Robert P. Madison Knocks Down Barriers for Minority Architects

ENR Construction

Robert P. Madison fought in Italy in World War II, studied under Gropius and Freyssinet, worked with friends like I.M. Pei, was the first African-American architect ever in Ohio, started only the 10th black-owned firm in the nation's history and at 96 he's still active

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L.A.’s expedited permitting process credited with faster approvals on $1 billion project


The completion of the $1 billion Metropolis development in downtown Los Angeles was aided by the city’s streamlined permitting process, according to the developer

Towers for $5.7-Billion Gordie Howe Bridge Will Soon Begin to Rise

ENR Construction

The serpentine approaches of the Gordie Howe Bridge are necessary because of the right-of-way available to the P3 project's designers and the ground, weakened by previous salt mining, has taken extensive remediation to ready it for not one but four projects counting the ports of entry and the new Michigan interchange.

Extra $7.2B of Pentagon Funding to be Used for Border Wall

Construction Equipment

The Trump administration plans on moving an additional $7.2 billion of Pentagon funding to build a border wall, according to several reports. The funding would come from two primary pots of money: $3.7 billion from one fund for military construction, and $3.5 billion from counter-narcotic programs

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Baudette-Rainy River Bridge Brings Cross-Border Cooperation

ENR Construction

The Baudette-Rainy River Bridge crosses a remote area of Northern Minnesota and Ontario but it's the only crossing for 50 miles in either direction and a port, a small airport and unknown conditions made replacing it a tall order

Sustainablity Is Engineer’s Passion

ENR Construction

Goldman Copeland’s Charlie Copeland has spent half a century creating energy efficient mechanical systems all over NYC—and beyond

ENR Midwest 2020 Top Young Professionals Span Design, Construction and Even Safety Equipment

ENR Construction

Selected from 59 candidates, these 20 winners are making contributions to their companies, firms and universities, and moving the construction industry forward here in the 11-state Midwest region

New England Top Starts Highlight Industry Growth Across All Sectors

ENR Construction

ENR New England’s first ranking of the region’s largest projects since 2014 shows how far the area has come in the last five years

Siemens City Concept Takes Shape in Berlin

ENR Construction

Engineering giant plans large investment for research and development center in multi-use area of capital; city will support with infrastructure investments

Designer FIGG Removed From One Bridge Job, Faces Scrutiny on Second

ENR Construction

Engineer expresses "shock" at its agency announced firing Jan. 10 from $800-million US 181 Harbor Bridge replacement in Corpus Christi; separate design issues also raised on $962-million Texas span

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Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Chicago

ENR Construction

HNTB's Mark Becherer discusses the Chicagoland transportation market

Midwest City Scoop: Construction Starts in Omaha

ENR Construction

HDR's Matt Tondl discusses the Omaha and Council Bluffs transportation market

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Midwest Pulse: Construction bids for January 2020

ENR Construction

Midwest project news from Dodge Data & Analytics

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Midwest People: Updates About Construction Professionals for January 2020

ENR Construction

Hirings, promotions from the architecture, construction and engineering industry in the Midwest

NGA Breaks Ground on $1.7-Billion St. Louis Campus

ENR Construction

$.7-Billion NGA West Project Breaks Ground in St. Louis; World's Largest Starbucks Opens in Chicago