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Electric Utility Blames MWH, Contractor for Dam Troubles
In a lawsuit filed in federal court, the Eugene Water & Electric Board seeks damages for the failure of hoists on a dam on the McKenzie River in Oregon.

Federal court filing.

Contractor's Customized Service Model Fulfills an A-List Client Niche
Boston’s Shawmut has tailored its business model to meet the needs of its high-profile clients across the country.

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05/19/15 Nicolas Jachietm, Chairman of France's Egis Group, Focus Firm on India

Executive sees a bright future in transportation and water work.
05/19/15 Stocks Boost CEO Compensation in Publicly Owned Companies

A desire to recruit, reward and retain corporate leaders through stock payout is a factor in more industry M&As.
05/13/15 Mergers and Acquisitions Take a Breath in Q1 2015 After Dizzying 2014

Experts see more dealmaking ahead, but cite oil prices and public sector funding uncertainty as risk factors
05/12/15 Construction Week: Miami College Settles Over Garage Collapse: Kennedy Center Expansion Advances

Miami Dade College settles with the contractor in a 2013 garage collapse.
05/11/15 Midsize Design Firms: We're Still A Force

The demise of firms caught between tiny niche players and giants "has been miscalculated," says a new research study.
05/08/15 Fluor Wins $1B Powerplant in Virginia; ODOT Taps Three To Test-Drive Gas-Tax Alternative
Hill International rejects private equity bid
05/06/15 KBR Transforms Its Business

Focusing on strengths may help the bottom line
05/06/15 The 2015 ENR Top 500 Design Firms: Consolidation Complications

Many firms worry about how consolidation will affect them.
04/28/15 Design Firm CFOs Weigh Financial Challenges For 2015

Executives struggle to stay optimistic on results, as they face a host of new risks and added costs.
04/22/15 Construction Week: CM Selected for St. Louis Football Stadium; New Offshore Drilling Rules

Construction manager picked for new St. Louis football stadium.
04/21/15 SNC-Lavalin Wins Big Canada Bridge, Rail Jobs, As Its Infrastructure Chief is Named Golder CEO

Some see the wins as a boost for Canadian firm, which is fighting federal fraud charges linked to former execs' alleged bribes of officials.
04/15/15 Construction Week: Unemployment Rate Drops Despite Loss in Jobs; Berger Wins $100M Saudi Contract

Construction industry lost 1,000 jobs in March.
04/14/15 SNC Lavalin Realigns C-Suite and Sues Ex-Execs Linked to Alleged Libya Bribes

One former construction executive may be cooperating with Canadian officials
04/08/15 Construction Week: Dodge Momentum Index Down in March; 'Living Building' Gets LEED Approval

Momentum index slips 2.1% in March, LEED accepts 'Living Building' achievements for certification.
04/03/15 Engineer Claims Facebook Stole Data-Center System Design

The social media company used the modular construction methods and then made them public, the engineer claims.
03/27/15 Petrobras Pay-To-Play Probe Makes Room for Global Firms

The kickback and bid-rigging scandal opens up new opportunities for contractors as others are blacklisted from future work.
03/23/15 Related Group's Approach Drives South Florida Residential Boom

Related Group of Florida is ENR Southeast’s Owner of the Year
03/11/15 Construction Week: CH2M Hill Wins Alaska LNG Job; Dodge Momentum Index Jumps

CSX and EPA agree on cleanup plan for train derailment.
02/26/15 Criminal Charges Against SNC-Lavalin Raise “Integrity” Rule Debate in Canada

Businesses question tough federal contracting guidelines that carry 10-year bidding ban if convicted.
02/19/15 Mergers and Acquisitions Abound But So Do Their Risks and Liabilities

Owners considering a sale or acquisition need to seek the help of a business adviser.
02/19/15 Colorado Contractor Seeks Strategic Partnerships That Drive Growth

Saunders Construction takes an unconventional approach to partnering in a traditionally risk-averse environment, says President Greg Schmidt at Denver project site.
02/19/15 SNC Lavalin Will Fight Canada Fraud Charges Linked to Ex-Execs' Libya Bribes

Charges are the first against the firm, but one previously charged former executive faces trial next month in Canada.
02/19/15 Industry Buzz: Craft Labor Gaps Will Slow Growth, Say Contractor HR Chiefs

One-quarter of firms expect to pass up bid prospects, says FMI survey.
02/18/15 Construction Week: Court Upholds Ruling Over Dispute Concerning Sick Hospital

January 2015 saw jump in jobs, FAA drone rules proposed.
02/11/15 How Midsize Engineering and Architectural Firms Prosper

The results of an ongoing study suggest what it takes to keep a midsize design firm durable and growing in an age of mega-mergers and consolidation.
02/03/15 Cement Makers LaFarge and Holcim Push Global Mega Merger, But Unions Protest

Workers in 22 countries fear job losses and lack of employee protections as assets are sold to meet antitrust issues in the deal..
02/02/15 Appeals Court Upholds IRS Rejection of Consultant Bid for $1.7M R&D Tax Credit

Ruling affirms lower court decision that now may clarify who has risk, researcher or client, in cost plus contracts.
01/27/15 Balfour Beatty Moves on Critical Review of UK Unit Bidding and Risk Management

Contractor, reporting its sixth profit warning in two years, will scale back under new CEO.
01/26/15 Texas School Contractor, Engineer Perform $60M in Repairs to New Stadium

No one is saying yet where the blame lies for a stadium in Texas built in 2012 that needs $60-million of concrete repairs.
01/21/15 Construction Worker Killed In Ohio Overpass Collapse

Contractor was demolishing bridge on I-75.
01/15/15 Oil Price Decline Prompts Industry Firms to Hope for The Best and Plan for the Worst

Companies that targeted the oil and gas sector are watching how $50 per barrel oil will affect projects, results and staffing. O’Brien
01/14/15 Construction Week: Swanke Hayden Connell Files For Protection

HOK acquires 360 Architecture; construction employment posts strong gain at year end
12/31/14 Year in Review: Consolidation Reaches New Scale in a Changing Market Landscape

New business and technology innovators aim to move firms to the next level of growth and risk management.
12/23/14 Construction Week: Construction Starts Jump 13% During the Month of November

Construction unemployment in November at its lowest rate in seven years.
12/23/14 Engineers Ramboll and KBR Make Big Year-End Changes

Announcements reflect industry's key 2014 trends of consolidation and shifting markets.
12/18/14 Kiewit-Turner Sets Deal to Finish Work on VA Hospital

Under the terms of a pact whose details still must be finalized, the VA will take advice from the Corp and Kiewit-Turner will work on a cost-reimbursable basis.
12/10/14 Construction Week: Dodge Starts Recede 4% in Oct.; Miami Wastewater Program Advances

Former Bechtel executive pleads guilty to kickback scheme.
12/08/14 Global Desalination Firm IDE Technologies Seeks To Shed Israeli Ownership

Company takes steps to boost market potential in booming Middle East region.
12/03/14 UK's Balfour Beatty Is Set to Sell P3 Assets

Contractor aims to boost bottom-line value in shedding UK and US privatized military housing and highway holdings
12/01/14 Linked Amec Foster Wheeler Now is $8 Billion Oil and Gas Sector Player

UK-based megafirm realigins executives as it views new global potential
11/25/14 Construction Week: Market Momentum Picks Up; Feds To Auction More Offshore Wind Acreage

Feds increase acreage for offshore wind development.
11/17/14 Superfund Contractor Will Repay EPA Linked to Employee Fraud Scheme

Sevenson signs $2.7-million pact to cover activities of convicted former manager it claims it was unaware of.
11/11/14 Firms Cope with Headwinds As They Aim for Better in 2015

E&C companies improved results in Q3, but face project charges and some staff cutbacks.
10/29/14 Industry Buzz: Hot News for Construction Executives

FMI study says raises for business development professionals are the best among construcion professional.
10/29/14 Don Ahern Does It His Way

Back from bankruptcy, Ahern Rentals today consists of 82 branches in 25 states, with a 38,700-piece equipment fleet concentrated in high-reach units.
10/29/14 Construction Week: Dodge Starts Up 5%; $4B Project To Turn N.D. Nat. Gas Into Plastics

Pennsylvania launches a P3 project to replace 558 bridges, and Layne Christensen agrees settle civil charges over alleged Africa bribes.
10/28/14 Engineering Firm CEOs Debate Merits of Size Through Acquisition

M&A won’t stop, with public peers’ need to show returns, but size can’t impede client service, say chiefs.
10/23/14 The 2014 ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Firms Wary During Recovery

Firms Proceed Carefully in a Growing Market.
10/08/14 Collaboration Tools Find New Owners as Construction Markert Perks Up

Bluebeam Software picked up by Nemetschek; SmartUse bought by Newforma
10/08/14 Construction Week; Dodge Construction Starts Up 4%; Savannah Port Dredging Gets Boost

DOE provides up to $12.6 billion in loan guarantees for advanced nuclear projects.
10/06/14 Black & Veatch's Triplett: Risk Control Shouldn't Hinder Growth

Timothy W. Triplett of Black & Veatch outlines the company’s risk-control framework as it aims for better than 20% annual growth.
09/29/14 Balfour Beatty Notes New Profit Warning on Troubled UK Construction

But firm wins $500-million nuclear site award in joint venture; Atkins reports earlier year layoffs.
09/22/14 McGraw Hill Sells ENR and Construction Group to Equity Investor

The buyer of the McGraw-Hill units is Symphony Technology Group in Palo Alto, Calif. in a deal set to close by December.
09/18/14 CH2M Hill Says It Will Restructure And Cut Staff by 1,200

The firm expects annual savings of up to $120 million, but notes new work.
09/16/14 China's Construction Tycoon Takes On the Competition

Yan Jiehe, a teacher turned mega-builder, now aims his privately-held construction firm at China's state-owned contractors and across global borders.
09/12/14 Sweetened Offer Seals ARCADIS Buy of UK Engineer Hyder for $476 Million
Japanese design firm Nippon Koei announces its bid withdrawal.
09/10/14 Judge Reject's Project Manager's Sleep Deprivation Argument in Flood Case

A federal judge rejects a subcontractor's argument that it didn't know what it was signing when it indemnified an engineer for damages related to a dewatering structure failure and flood during a dam removal in rural Michigan in 2012.
09/03/14 WSP Global Snags Prize with $1.35-Billion Bid for Parsons Brinckerhoff

Purchase price is set to boost ailing bottom line of parent Balfour Beatty, which paid $626 million for PB in 2009; intended buyer gains a firm with strong financials and a big presence in the US and Asia
08/28/14 ENR's 2014 Top International Contractors

Work is increasing, but so are client demands and competition
08/27/14 HOK Gets Back Into the Sports Design Field by Acquiring 360 Architecture

Five years after it lost its sports practice, architect-engineer HOK gets back in the game by acquiring 360 Architecture
08/26/14 Concrete Pumper Brundage-Bone Acquired in $171M Deal

The merger will not affect the firm’s 550 employees or any of its current offices.
08/22/14 ARCADIS Ignites Cross-Border Design Firm Bidding War

Firm will vie with Japanese rival for UK consultant Hyder but moves also to buy architect Callison; also, speculation that Canada's WSP is in lead to buy Parsons Brinckerhoff
08/18/14 The Top 100 Green Buildings Contractors

Changes in LEED standards will give contractors more responsibilities
08/14/14 Top Green Design Firms

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08/13/14 Revenue Rebounds for the 2014 Top 200 Environmental Firms

Stronger global needs and the accelerating energy sector help environmental services companies recover from last year’s list downturn.
08/13/14 Weeks Marine Finds Green Niche

Marine contractor is finding new opportunities onshore in coastal resiliency building and offshore in clean energy.
08/12/14 Three National Contractors Leave Creditors and Employees Stranded in Liquidations

Observers worry about trends set in Chapter 7 filings of Lakeshore Toltest, Truland Group and Lamar Construction
08/12/14 Arcadis Mum on Decision to Counter Japanese Offer For UK Consultant Hyder

Balfour Beatty, meanwhile, rejects second offer from U.K. peer Carillion to pursue acquisition talks.
07/31/14 A New Big UK Purchase Deal Proceeds as Another Ends

Design firm Hyder Consulting is sold to Dutch-based ARCADIS, but contractors Balfour Beatty and Carillion end just-announced merger talks
07/29/14 Collapse of Contractor Lakeshore TolTest Corp. Leaves a Messy Trail

Firm that had more than half a billion in global work now faces legal action from thousands of creditors, former executives and the U.S. Justice Dept.
07/29/14 AECOM Announces Deal To Buy Hunt Construction

No price to buy privately-held Hunt was disclosed, but industry sources say it is an estimated $100-million transaction.
07/25/14 UK Contractors Balfour Beatty and Carillion Are in Merger Talks

The firms would have to decide whether to link by Aug. 21.
07/23/14 Construction Week: Dodge Momentum Index Up for Third Consecutive Month; Gordian Group Buys RSMeans

McGraw Hill Construction's Dodge Momentum Index gained 3.3% in June, its third consecutive monthly increase following a weak first quarter.
07/23/14 Connection Challenges Seen in AECOM's $6B Plan to Buy URS

Planned deal offers complimentary capabilities, firms say, but overlap may also be large; AECOM is believed to be in talks to buy Hunt Construction
07/23/14 Team Pushes Montreal-Based WSP Global to the Next Level

Known for its design on London's Shard tower, the firm now aims to grow its professional services base in more markets and locations to become a $5B firm by 2020.
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Phillips & Jordan applies Southern know-how to some of the biggest U.S. response-recoveries.
07/22/14 How Contractors Can Help Create Healthier Buildings

New industry research shows that contractors can benefit from a better awareness of the health impacts of buildings.
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