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Commercial Construction Looks to Advanced Technologies to Alleviate Workforce Challenges and Improve Productivity

December 17, 2018 - in Featured, News, Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Q4 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) released today indicates that despite staunch concerns over labor shortages and skilled workers, three-quarters of contractors believe…

Committee Leadership Comes into Focus for 116th Congress

December 13, 2018 - in Featured, News, People

Congressional transportation committee leadership is poised to change come January following the results of the midterm elections on Nov. 6, which gave…

Commercial Construction Looks to Advanced Technologies to Alleviate Workforce Challenges and Improve Productivity

December 13, 2018 - in Featured, News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Q4 2018 USG Corporation + U.S. Chamber of Commerce Commercial Construction Index (Index) released today indicates that despite…

Solar Power Companies Employ New Business Models to Generate Growth Opportunities and Overcome Price Barriers

December 13, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, Renewables

London, UK – After a dip in 2016, the European solar power market recovered remarkably in 2017 to add 8.6 GW of solar capacity. This growth was largely driven by technological progress, cost reductions, and the development of novel business models such as…

Growth Projected for Transportation Projects, but Costs a Challenge

December 11, 2018 - in Featured, News

The U.S. transportation infrastructure market is expected to grow 4.2 percent in 2019, according to the annual economic forecast released Dec. 5 by the American Road &Transportation Builders Association. Yet a report issued by Fitch Ratings, also…

Committee Leadership Comes into Focus for 116th Congress

December 11, 2018 - in Featured, News, People

Congressional transportation committee leadership is poised to change come January following the results of the midterm elections on Nov. 6, which gave control of the U.S. House of Representatives back to the Democrats while keeping the Senate in Republican…

China, India and US will Drive Global Power Transmission and Distribution Conductors Markets over Next Four Years, says GlobalData

December 6, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, News

China, India and the US will be the driving forces for the global transmission and distribution conductors markets over the next four years, according to GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company. The company’s report: ‘Power Transmission and Distribution…

Alaska Hit by Major Earthquake; ALASKA DOT&PF Assessing Infrastructure Damage

December 3, 2018 - in Featured, News

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Alaska on Nov. 30, centered about 7 miles north of Anchorage, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. [Above photo via Twitter.] The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities immediately deployed crews…

Why the Upsurge in Microgrid Development?

November 29, 2018 - in Energy, Featured, News

For more than a century, advanced economies abided by the ‘bigger is better’ philosophy for electric power supply. The world built massive grids that connected power plants to homes and businesses via wires that traversed thousands of miles. As a result,…

Just Released: Fourth National Climate Assessment Volume II

November 26, 2018 - in Featured, News

Volume II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States The National Climate Assessment (NCA) assesses the science of climate change and variability and its impacts across the United States, now and throughout this century. Summary Findings These Summary…