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NIST Expands Probe Into Champlain Towers South Fatal Failure

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added a remote sensing and visualization project to its roster of queries into the June 24 partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South residential condominium in Surfside, Fla., which killed 98 people.

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  • October 26 @ 1:27 pm
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Supply Shortages & Retail Sales Worries Around Black Friday & Christmas

An Excess of U.S. Retail Demand Consumer spending is about 70% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the United States and 55% in Canada. (The lower percentage in Canada is due to foreign trade being relatively more prominent in overall economic activity north of the border.)

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  • October 25 @ 7:00 pm

NYC Contractor Navillus’ Former Execs Convicted in Union Benefits Embezzlement Scheme

Navillus’ former president, former comptroller and a former payroll administrator were found guilty on 11 counts following a three-week trial.

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Calif. Safety Official Parker Confirmed as Federal OSHA Chief

Parker's first big task: implementing expected standard mandating worker vaccination or testing for COVId-19.

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NYC Contractor Navillus’ Ex-Execs Convicted in Union Benefits Embezzlement Scheme

Former president, comptroller and payroll administrator were found guilty on 11 counts following a three-week trial.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm

Contractor Navillus Ex-Execs Convicted in Union Embezzlement Scheme

Former president, comptroller and payroll administrator were found guilty on 11 counts following a three-week trial.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm

Calif. Safety Official Douglas Parker Confirmed as Federal OSHA Chief

Parker's first big task: implementing expected standard mandating worker vaccination or testing for COVId-19.

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  • October 25 @ 6:00 pm
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As Hurricane Sandy’s Anniversary Nears, Army Corps Busy with Long Island Coastal Storm Risk Projects

From Coney Island to Montauk Point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in various stages of planning and work for numerous projects greenlit in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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Army Corps Is Busy With Long Island Coastal Storm Risk Projects as Sandy’s Anniversary Nears

From Coney Island to Montauk Point, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is in various stages of planning and work for numerous projects greenlit in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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Army Corps Tackles Long Island Coastal Risk Projects At Key Milestone

From Coney Island to Montauk Point, agency is in various stages of execution and planning for numerous projects greenlit in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

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  • October 25 @ 4:00 pm
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6 Steps to Building Safer Construction Sites

Construction sites are dangerous places. Safety hazards lurk around every corner. This is evident by the high rate of occupational fatalities and injuries that occur each year in construction. Falls, electrocutions, heavy equipment rollovers, and collapsing scaffolding are just a small number of ways workers can be seriously injured or killed on a construction site.

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  • October 24 @ 7:00 pm

Texas, Missouri Sue Feds Over Cancelled Border Wall Contracts

States and agencies dispute other border uses for congressionally appropriated barrier funds, as Texas awards its own wall building contracts

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  • October 23 @ 4:20 pm
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Major Colorado Solar Project Will Power EVRAZ Steel Mill

Lightsource BP’s 750,000-solar panel Bighorn Solar project will be fully online in November.

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  • October 22 @ 1:53 pm

Ten Minutes With Matthew Tejada, Director of EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice

ENR talked with the Office of Environmental Justice director about how planners and developers can address environmental justice concerns before construction begins and how the industry can use the EPA’s environmental justice screening tool to make the process go more smoothly.

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  • October 22 @ 1:43 pm
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Brain-Protecting Construction Safety Helmet Now Available in the U.S.

PPE manufacturer Ergodyne is now offering a helmet with the MIPS system, which is designed to isolate the brain from shocks associated with falls and collisions.

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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm
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Brain-Protecting Construction Safety Helmet Now Available in the US

PPE manufacturer Ergodyne is now offering a helmet with the MIPS system, which is designed to isolate the brain from shocks associated with falls and collisions.

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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm
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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm

Brain-Protecting Construction Safety Helmet Now Available in US

PPE manufacturer Ergodyne now offers helmet with the MIPS system designed to isolate the brain from shocks associated with falls and collisions.

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  • October 21 @ 5:23 pm
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Georgia Worker Killed in Bridge Demolition Partial Collapse, 2 Others Hurt

Subcontractor B&D Concrete Cutting identified Demario Battle as the employee who died during demolition work southeast of Atlanta.

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  • October 21 @ 1:46 pm
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  • October 21 @ 1:46 pm

Georgia Worker Killed in Bridge Demolition Collapse, 2 Others Hurt

Subcontractor B&D Concrete Cutting identified Demario Battle as the worker who was killed.

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  • October 21 @ 1:46 pm
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Bechtel Rejects Toll Fees for Kenya Highway Project Payment

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  • October 20 @ 11:00 pm
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Wages Advance Mightily in U.S.; Maintain Moderation in Canada

Concerning the cost of doing business, a lot of attention has been focused lately on sharply rising material input prices. But compensation rates haven’t just been sitting idly by, quietly twiddling their thumbs, either.

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  • October 20 @ 7:00 pm

Bechtel, Hatch Win Leads on Australia-Singapore Power Megaproject

Estimated $22.5B solar generation, battery storage and high-voltage transmission will deliver renewable energy from Australia’s Northern Territory to Singapore, with construction set to begin in late 2023.

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  • October 20 @ 4:24 pm
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Power Sector Weighs In Big on How to Plan Grid of the Future

More than 225 trade groups, utilities, regulators, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform US transmission design and expansion, including how best to connect new sources of cleaner energy

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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Rice Straw-to-MDF CalPlant Moved Into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

CalPlant, which turns rice straw waste into fiberboard entered Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Rice Straw-to-MDF CalPlant Moves Into Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

CalPlant, which turns rice straw waste into fiberboard, seeks financial restructuring of its debt and assets

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Power Sector Weighs In Big on How to Plan Future US Grid

More than 225 trade groups, utilities, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform US transmission design and expansion, including how best to link new sources of cleaner energy

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Power Sector Weighs In on How to Plan Future US Grid

Some 225 trade groups, utilities, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform U.S. transmission design and expansion, including how best to handle new sources of cleaner energy.

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm

Power Sector Weighs In on How to Build the Future US Grid

Some 225 trade groups, utilities, contractors, activists and others commented as federal energy regulator starts process to transform U.S. transmission design and expansion, including how best to handle new sources of cleaner energy.

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  • October 20 @ 3:20 pm
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Construction Industry Less Supportive of Vaccine Mandate: Poll

ENR poll respondents are more likely than the typical American adult to be vaccinated, but less likely to support a vaccine mandate.

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  • October 20 @ 3:04 pm
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Dutch Dyke Being Raised, Reinforced to Handle Sea Level Rise

New technology used to reinforce 90-year Old Afsluitdijk dyke, which has been delayed by miscalculations in water level and wave data provided to the contractor.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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OSHA Cites Contractor in NC Welder’s Death During Bridge Demolition Collapse

OSHA has proposed $23,210 in penalties for PCL Civil Constructors Inc. for alleged safety violations.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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Contractor Cited in Welder’s Death During NC Bridge Demolition

OSHA has proposed $23,210 in penalties against PCL Civil Constructors Inc. for two serious federal safety violations in the April death of Jose Armando Maqueda Mejia when a bridge section collapsed.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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Dutch Dike Being Raised, Reinforced to Handle Sea Level Rise

New technology is being used to reinforce the 90-year old Afsluitdijk dike, which has been delayed by miscalculations in water level and wave data provided to the contractor.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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PCL Cited in Welder’s Death During NC Bridge Demolition

OSHA has proposed $23,210 in penalties against PCL Civil Constructors Inc. for two serious federal safety violations in the April death of Jose Armando Maqueda Mejia when a bridge section collapsed.

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  • October 19 @ 2:00 pm
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Tribes Want Corps Consultant Drafting Big Pipeline EIS Fired As Biased

Chiefs cite evidence of opposition to their position by consultant ERM North America and want stricter court-ordered environmental review restarted for Dakota Access pipeline water crossing; spokespersons for the Corps and the firm have not responded to ENR

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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am
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Tribes Want Corps Consultant Drafting Oil Line EIS Fired As Biased

Chiefs cite evidence of opposition to their position by consultant ERM North America and want stricter court-ordered environmental review restarted for Dakota Access oil line water crossing; spokespersons for the Corps and firm have not responded to ENR

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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am
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Tribes Want Corps Consultant Drafting Dakota Access Pipeline EIS Fired As Biased

Evidence of opposition to their position by consultant ERM North America cited, chiefs want stricter court-ordered environmental review restarted for Dakota Access water crossing; Corps and firm spokespersons have not responded to ENR.

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  • October 19 @ 9:35 am
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Stricter Regulation, Faster Cleanup, Central to EPA’s Plan for Tackling PFAS Pollution

EPA’s plan for so-called forever chemicals including regulating PFAS under the Safe Water Drinking Act and making certain chemicals subject to Superfund regulation.

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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Stricter Regulation, Faster Cleanup Are Central to EPA Plan To Tackle PFAS Pollution

Agency plan for so-called forever chemicals include regulation under the federal Safe Water Drinking Act and under the Superfund law

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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm
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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm

Stricter Regulation, Faster Cleanup Anchor EPA Plan To Tackle PFAS Pollution

Agency plan for so-called forever chemicals include regulation under the federal Safe Water Drinking Act and under the Superfund law

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  • October 18 @ 7:00 pm
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Total Construction Starts Rebound in September

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  • October 18 @ 6:50 pm

Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena Substantially Complete Two Weeks Early

After successfully completing the mind-boggling top-down expansion of the 932,000-sq-ft facility, with its 45-million-lb landmark roof shored safely overhead, the Mortenson-led building team overcame myriad supply chain disruptions caused by COVID-19. 

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  • October 18 @ 11:46 am
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900K German Construction Workers Reach Deal With Employers, Avoid Strike

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final worker and employer approval, would balance regional disparities

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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am
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900K German Workers Reach Deal With Construction Employers, Avoid Nationwide Strike

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final worker and employer approval, would balance disparities between country’s eastern and western regions

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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am
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900,000 German Workers Reach Deal With Construction Employers, Avoid Nationwide Strike

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final union and employer approval, would balance disparities between country’s east and west regions; giant contractor Hochtief negotiates independent deal with workers

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  • October 18 @ 10:10 am
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As Nationwide Strike Loomed, 900,000 German Workers Settle With Construction Employers

Wage adjustments in settlement, subject to final union and employer approval, would balance disparities between country’s east and west regions; giant contractor Hochtief negotiates independent deal with workers

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8 Mid-October Economic Nuggets

This isn’t a hard point to make. A great deal of emphasis in the coming years will be placed on decarbonization. A full-court shift to electrification is viewed by many as a primary means to achieve desired and commendable levels of carbon reduction. What is not being presented or discussed thoroughly, though, is how costly […]

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  • October 17 @ 7:00 pm

ASCE Survey: Engineers’ Salary Gaps Remain, Amid Overall Rise

Civil engineering salaries have risen despite the pandemic, but white males still outearn women, Blacks, Asians, Hispanics

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