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High-Strength Concrete Could Save Money, Time

In a lab at Montana State University, researchers use massive hydraulic pistons to crush samples of concrete in order to determine the material’s strength. To test what’s called ultra-high performance concrete, they’ve had to ratchet up the force. Click…

Bechtel Completes Carroll County Energy Facility

January 19, 2018 - in Construction, Design/Engineering, Lifecycle

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has completed the Carroll County Energy Facility (CCEF) in Carroll County, OH,…

Woolpert to Design $13M SkyWheel Newport Project at Newport on the Levee

December 11, 2017 - in Construction, Lifecycle, News

NEWPORT, Ky. - Woolpert has been contracted by St. Louis-based SkyWheel Attractions and Koch Development to provide survey, civil and structural engineering…

CH2M – Burns & McDonnell Joint Venture to design modernization of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory

December 4, 2017 - in Construction, Lifecycle

BOSTON - The New England District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), selected a CH2M-led joint venture with Burns & McDonnell (BMcD) to design an advanced Compound Semiconductor Laboratory – Microelectronics Integration Facility at the Massachusetts…

Construction Climate Talks

November 16, 2017 - in Construction, Technology, Video

Katherine Ibbotson, Carbon Planning Manager, Environment Agency, talks about the Environment Agency’s ‘ERIC’ Carbon Planning Tool.

PCA Forecast Sees Spike in Air Travel Propelling Demand for Cement Needed to Expand Airport Facilities

August 21, 2017 - in Construction, Corporate, News

Increased demand for U.S. air travel is expected to help drive increased cement consumption over the next 25 years, according to the Portland Cement Association (PCA). Population spikes, overall economic growth and airport expansion are among the factors driving…

Bechtel Selected to Build First Expressway in Kenya

August 9, 2017 - in Construction, Corporate, Lifecycle, News

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has been selected by the Kenyan National Highways Authority to build the first high-speed expressway in the country. The new 294-mile (473-kilometer) route will vastly improve the connectivity,…

Building to Begin on Liverpool’s First Specialist Cancer Hospital

July 12, 2017 - in Construction, Lifecycle

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust and Laing O’Rourke have finalised the contract to build a new cancer hospital in Liverpool and comedian Johnny Vegas was at the build site to celebrate the significant milestone. Johnny was also joined…

Bechtel Completes Stonewall Energy Facility Ahead of Schedule

June 5, 2017 - in Construction, Lifecycle

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has completed the state-of-the-art Stonewall Energy Facility in Loudoun County, VA, USA for Panda Power Funds ahead of schedule. The client took over commercial operation of the 778-megawatt…

136.8-foot Super-Girders Used to Replace Washington’s Miles Creston Bridge

April 27, 2017 - in Bridges, Construction, Transportation

LINCOLN COUNTY, Wash. - As part of the Lincoln County Bridge Replacement Program, Oldcastle Precast of Spokane, Washington fabricated 136.8-foot-long prestressed concrete super-girders for the new Miles Creston Bridge in Lincoln County, Washington. The term…