Puerto Rico Group Proposes 10-Year, $17.6B Grid Rebuild

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A consortium of government agencies and private utilities unveiled a $17.6-billion plan to make Puerto Rico's electric grid more resilient

Puerto Rico Power Grid Rebuild Challenges Corps, Crews

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State of power system and lack of resources make restoration in Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands an extraordinary task

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Puerto Rico Grid Restoration Plagued by Historic Problems, New Challenges

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Congressional committee raises questions about the state of Puerto Rico's grid before Hurricane Maria and the island's response

Assessing the Damage in Puerto Rico

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Many Puerto Ricans are living without reliable power, water and cellular coverage as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers implements a temporary relief system for critical infrastructure and works to stabilize the spillway of a hurricane-damaged dam

Whitefish Responds to Criticism on Contract to Restore Puerto Rico Power

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Lawmakers question $300-million contract for a tiny, two-year-old Montana company to mobilize 1,000 workers and restore power lines in mountainous regions of island after Hurricane Maria

Whitefish Responds to Claims on Contract to Restore Puerto Rico Power

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Lawmakers question a $300-million contract with a tiny, two-year-old Montana company to mobilize 1,000 workers and restore power lines in mountainous regions of island after Hurricane Maria

List of Top Starts Reflects Southeast Expansion

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Expanded editorial coverage area now includes Alabama, Tennesse, Puerto Rico

Failing Dam Adds to Worries in Post-Hurricane Puerto Rico

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Guajatca dam is said to be in danger of collapse

Technology Firms Offer Aid to Puerto Rico

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Puerto Rico’s damaged infrastructure has caught the attention of Google, Tesla and other firms that are pitching ideas such as cellular-signal-relaying balloons and off-grid power distribution

In Settlement, Puerto Rico Water Agency to Launch $1.5B in Upgrades

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Program includes improvements to wastewater treatment and sludge treatment infrastructure. Infrastructure

Hurricane-Hit Islands Look to Jump to Modern Power Grids

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As workers struggle to restore power in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, companies and government agencies are looking for ways to make the islands’ power grids more resilient and better able to withstand future storms

Hurricanes Stir Inflation As Labor Shortages Grow

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The third quarter brought a flurry of natural disasters, including category 4 and 5 hurricanes whose economic impacts will take years to unfold, with Harvey primarily in Texas, Irma in Florida, and Maria in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands

Power Restoration Is Slow in Hurricane-Hit Caribbean

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Power has been restored to about 5% of customers in Puerto Rico after nearly all of the island’s 1.57 million customers were left in the dark on Sept. 20, when Hurricane Maria left the power grid in shambles

EPA Awards Clean Diesel Grants in 21 States, Puerto Rico

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $8 million to communities in 21 states and Puerto Rico to reduce emissions from the nation’s existing fleet of diesel engines through the agency’s Diesel Emission Reduction Act (DERA) program. The U.S.

Retail/Office/Mixed-Use Best Project - The Mall of San Juan

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the Mall of San Juan is a 640,000-sq-ft, two-level, enclosed shopping center that is Puerto Rico’s first upscale facility of its kind Built for The Taubman Co.,

Caterpillar Names Rimco Cat Official Dealer for Cuba

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Caterpillar announced today it has selected Rimco Cat , a privately owned Puerto Rico-based company founded by the McConnie family in 1981, to be the Cat dealer for Cuba. Currently, Rimco serves as the Cat dealer for Puerto Rico and the Eastern Caribbean.

Water-Right sponsors 'Denim Days for Puerto Rico's Aid'

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Throughout the month of November, Water-Right sponsored a fundraiser to aid hurricane relief in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico Signs on to $1.5B Water Upgrade

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The Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (PRASA) has reached a settlement with the U.S. of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency to carry out $1.5 billion in infrastructure improvements and resolve allegations of Clean Water Act violations. Infrastructure

ENR Southeast Announces 16th Annual 'Best Projects' Award Winners

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ENR Southeast’s annual competition to recognize the “best” construction and design efforts of the past year resulted in this 16th group of award winners, made up of projects located in the region of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Puerto Rico

Construction Company Fined $1.5 Million for Asbestos Violations

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Puerto Rico and the Consequences of Postponing Electrical Grid Upgrades

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Storm hardening of electric systems is no longer an optional luxury

Failing Dam Adds to Worries in Posti-Hurricane Puerto Rico

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Guajatca dam said to be in danger of collapse

Searching for the Expanded Southeast's Top Starts of 2016

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With Alabama, Tennessee and Puerto Rico recently officially added to ENR Southeast's existing geographic coverage area of Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas, ENR Southeast's annual Top Starts ranking will have its most expansive reach

Emergency Commercial Facility Disaster Planning: 3 Takeaways from Recent Hurricanes

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Earlier this fall, the entire country watched as hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria caused widespread destruction across Texas, Florida, the Caribbean and Puerto Rico.

U.S. DOT Releases Emergency Funds for Puerto Rico

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Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the immediate availability of $1 million in federal emergency relief funds to Puerto Rico to repair flood-damaged roads and bridges in and around El Yunque National Forest. The Federal Highway Administration''s Emergency Relief program provides funding for highways and bridges damaged by natural disasters or catastrophic events

Evaluating Natural Disaster Risk In Site Selection

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Four weeks after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, 80% of the island remained without electricity, while hurricanes Irma and Harvey produced heavy winds with resulting storm surge that impacted much of Florida and coastal Texas. By Amanda Taylor.

All 50 States Greenlight First Responder Network

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FirstNet announced today that all 50 states, as well as Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and the U.S.

Climate-specific code changes target energy savings for tropical zones

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One of these new zones is targeted to tropical areas including Hawaii, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. The 2015 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) includes changes that address more climate zones.

Work Begins on Fort Allen Project in Puerto Rico

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The Korte Company was recently awarded a Design-Build project at Fort Allen in Puerto Rico. The 54,800 square foot project consists of an Armed Forces Reserve Training Center and storage facility. The two-story training building is situated around a central courtyard and features both open and private offices throughout. The design also includes a weapons simulator and control room, along with classrooms, assembly hall, fitness rooms, locker rooms and an armory/vault

New Mexico Governor’s Report: A Catalyst For High-Tech Growth

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Zuckerberg Sorry For VR Tour Of Devastated Puerto Rico. By Jack Rogers. From the September/October 2017 Issue.

Puerto Rico Armed Forces Design-Build Project is Underway

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The Korte Company, a design-build construction firm, was on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony that marked the start of construction for four joint Armed Forces Reserve Centers, including Fort Allen, a 54,800 square foot project which The Korte Company was awarded

Trump Signs $36.5B Disaster-Relief Bill

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Enactment of a second major post-disaster aid measure provides billions of dollars in additional funds to help Puerto Rico and other areas recover from recent natural disasters

Cat Dealership Gets Permission For Distribution Center in Cuba

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The Miami Herald reports Caterpillar's Puerto Rico-based dealer, RIMCO Cat , has been give permission to set up a distribution center and warehouse in Cuba's Mariel Special Economic Development Zone.

Toyota Moving North American Headquarters to Plano, TX; Generating 4,000 Jobs

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Operating units in Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico. Posted by Heidi Schwartz. Photo: Toyota. Rick Perry has announced that Toyota Motor North America is relocating its headquarters to North Dallas (Plano).

Peace, goodwill and rebuilding in 2018

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The end of every year is usually a time to reflect on the year that was, and think of hopes and wishes for the coming year.

Chobani Expanding World’s Largest Yogurt Manufacturing Plant

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Launch of products to new international markets, including Mexico and Puerto Rico in 2016. Chobani, LLC will invest nearly $100 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Twin Falls, ID. The Chobani Plant in Twin Falls, ID. PRNewsFoto/Chobani, LLC).

How Cell Phone Use While Driving Laws Vary

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Puerto Rico. The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) says that you are three times more likely to get into a crash when distracted while using a cell phone.