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Brookings Institution: View Infrastructure as an ‘Economic Anchor’

August 20, 2018 - in Featured, Financial, News

Political leadership at the local level should be encouraged to view infrastructure projects ranging from water treatment plants, power plants, seaports, airports, to transit networks in both large cities and rural areas alike as “key economic anchors,”…

Baltic Sea Water to the Rescue of Drought-hit Islands in Stockholm Archipelago

August 20, 2018 - in Drinking water, Featured, Water

Stockholm – Is Baltic sea water the new gold? Can the sea water become the lifeline for the drought-threatened hundreds of thousands of people who live…

How to Assemble a World Record

August 16, 2018 - in Buildings, Featured

The world’s tallest wooden building is groundbreaking for more than just its height. When Mjøstårnet was to be built, Moelven employed a completely…

U.S. Imposes Tariffs on Fabricated Structural Steel Imports from China

Last week, the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) released its list of approximately $16 billion worth of imports from China that will be subject to a 25% tariff as part of the U.S. response to China’s unfair trade practices related…

Emergency Operations: Loyola University Medical Center Upgrades Stormwater Mitigation System After Dangerous Flooding Event

August 15, 2018 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

By Bill Wood, P.E. The year 2013 typically isn’t remembered for its storms. There were no Hurricane Harveys or Marias, no Superstorm Sandys, and no Katrinas. However, while not given names, smaller storms still can severely impact communities and cause major…

NTSB Issues Investigative Update on Miami Bridge Collapse

August 10, 2018 - in Bridges, Featured, Transportation

This photo illustrates the condition of the cracks after the move of the main span that occurred on March 10, 2018. Photo taken on March 14, 2018 at 1:50 pm shows east side directly adjacent to vertical member 12, top of deck looking down, view of crack. Labels…

Video: MIT Mass Timber Design — Longhouse

With increasing demands placed on the planet through population growth and urbanization, energy remains one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. Buildings are one of the largest consumers of global resources and all energy produced, and are primary…

ConstructConnect’s U.S. Construction Starts Summer Forecast Shows Construction Starts Rose by 1.4% Year-on-Year in Q2 2018

August 8, 2018 - in Featured, News

CINCINNATI – ConstructConnect, a leading provider of construction information and technology solutions in North America, announced today the release of its Fall 2018 Forecast and Quarterly Report. The forecast revealed minor revisions to its total construction…

EIA Releases August’s U.S. Short-Term Energy Forecast

August 8, 2018 - in Energy, Featured

The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) on Tuesday, August 7, 2018. Forecast Highlights Global liquid fuels Brent crude oil spot prices averaged $74 per barrel (b) in July, largely unchanged from the average…

Engineered Solutions: Accelerated Vegetation Establishment on Caltrans Fire Reclamation Site

August 7, 2018 - in Articles, Featured, Showcase

Sponsored By:         By Adam Dibble, CPESC-IT, CESSWI, and Matt Welch, CPESC, CESSWI In December 2017, the Freeway Fire ignited the brush along the Interstate 210/Interstate 15 interchange near Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Due to high winds,…