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Announcing the AEC Excellence Awards 2018

June 12, 2018 - in Awards, Featured, News

The AEC Excellence Awards 2018 is now open for submissions! The annual competition showcases the design and construction of building and civil infrastructure projects from around the world that are embracing the future of making things—all with the use of…

U.S. Department of Transportation Proposes Nearly $1.5 Billion in INFRA Grants

June 12, 2018 - in Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation today announced nearly $1.5 billion in proposed grants through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding…

A High-Visibility Project: Examining the Historic and Beautiful New Portageville Bridge

June 11, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Mark Scacco, P.E. In 1852—the year women were being arrested for wearing pants (Emma Snodgrass in Boston) and the first edition of Peter Roget’s…

House Clears Water Resources Development Act

June 7, 2018 - in Featured, Water

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. House of Representatives today overwhelmingly approved the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018 (H.R. 8), bipartisan legislation that provides for improvements to the Nation’s ports, inland waterways, locks, dams, flood…

Amsterdam’s Robot Printed Bridge Wins European Innovation Prize

June 5, 2018 - in Awards, Bridges, Featured, Transportation

Amsterdam’s robot printed steel bridge has been awarded the European Commission’s prestigious STARTS Prize 2018, which champions innovative projects at the interface of science, technology and art. STARTS recognizes digital transformation projects that…

Over Half of Highway Contractors Experience Work Zone Crashes, AGC Survey Finds

June 5, 2018 - in Featured, News, Transportation

A national survey of 550 highway contractors conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America found that 54 percent of them said motor vehicles crashed into their construction work zones during the past year. On top of that, 48 percent of contractors…

Tariffs Threaten to Push Highway Project Costs Higher

June 5, 2018 - in Featured, Financial, News

The Trump administration's long-threatened imposition of tariffs on steel and aluminum imported from Canada, Mexico, and the European Union went into effect at midnight on May 31 – a move that is hiking construction costs for state departments of transportation…

Highview Power Launches the World’s First Grid-Scale Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant

June 5, 2018 - in Energy, Featured

LONDON – June 5, 2018 – Highview Power, a leader in true long duration energy storage solutions, announced today that the world’s first grid-scale liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant has been officially launched. The 5 MW/15 MWh LAES plant that is…

HNTB Survey: Americans Expect Self-Driving Vehicles to be Commonplace within 15 Years

June 4, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

NEW YORK (June 4, 2018) – Americans expect autonomous, self-driving vehicles will be commonplace in America within the next 15 years, according to research published in a new HNTB Corporation America THINKS national public opinion survey, which also highlights…

$1 Billion in Additional Construction Spending Creates 6,300+ Additional Construction Jobs

June 4, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

Construction Spending and Employment: History and Forecast Terms and Sources Construction Spending Source: Census Bureau Value of Construction Put in Place Survey (VIP) Annual Historical Data (Annual Total Table) Total Private Employment Source: Bureau of…