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Team Pushes Montreal-Based WSP Global to the Next Level
07/23/14
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.

Photo Courtesy of WSP Global


Tough Cleanup Missions Never Impossible for Knoxville, Tenn.-based Heavy Civil Contractor
07/22/14
Phillips & Jordan applies Southern know-how to some of the biggest U.S. response-recoveries.

Photo by Patrick Murphy-Racey

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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 The 2014 Top International Design Firms

Consolidation, competition ramp up in the global design market.
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 Aviation Board Scraps Proposals for New Orleans Terminal
Possible grading errors lead to a tie score in the first round and one team changes its line-up for the next try.
07/22/14 Industry Buzz: Construction Equipment Theme Park Opens; Industry Executive Changes; Rentals Rising

The latest business news and trends for contractors.
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.
07/11/14 Michigan Contractor Lamar Construction Discontinues Operations, Terminating 180 Jobs

Former Top 400 contractor cites economic conditions, and claims attacks by organized labor for its non-union hiring practices.
07/09/14 Retractible Sports Roof Expert Takes Off On His Own

Riberich Now Owns Uni-Systems Engineering
07/08/14 SEC Rules Covering Project Finance Advice to Municipal Clients Now in Effect
New rules under Dodd-Frank law exempt most engineering consultants from SEC registration, but project finance advice could be a gray area.
07/02/14 Construction Confidence Surges in the Second Quarter

As the market grows, firms watch their cash flow.
07/02/14 Martin Marietta Must Shed Texas-Oklahoma Assets To Buy Rival Texas Industries, Say Feds

The planned deal would make Martin Marietta the largest U.S. aggregates producer, surpassing Vulcan Materials Co.
06/25/14 Coastal Construction Rides High on South Florida Surge

The Contractor of the Year is riding high with a surge of South Florida contracts.
06/25/14 Construction Week: Dodge Construction Starts for May 2014; China Wins $1B Port in Israel

Utility Wins Storage Cost Suit.
06/24/14 SNC Lavalin Set To Buy UK Contractor Kentz in $2-Billion Deal

Proposed deal, set to close in the third quarter, would give Canadian firm more construction capacity and oil and gas stake.
06/11/14 Gilbane Chooses CH2M Exec as President; Buro Happold CEO Takes New Laing O'Rourke Role

Executives depart for new roles after long tenures at previous firms.
06/10/14 Top 100 Professional Service Firms: Agency CM Revenue Rebounds in 2013

Professional services firms face rising owner expectations.
06/10/14 Non-U.S. Markets Beckon, E&C Public Firms Tell Investors

CEOs at Credit Suisse event see upswing in oil and gas and petrochem outside North America, with labor in check and past aggressive pricing old news.
06/09/14 Alternate Project Delivery on the Rise

Is Design-Bid-Build withering?
05/28/14 Construction Week: National September 11 Memorial Museum Opens; N.J. OKs Storm Mitigation Plan

New Jersey to spend $1 billion to harden infrastructure.
05/20/14 Mexican Coatings Giant Sues Sherwin Williams Over Failed Acquisition

Mexican firm's shareholders say U.S. firm did not do enough to make deal work.
05/20/14 Global Projects Face Tremendous Challenges

ENR catches up with some of the winning team members of several fascinating global projects at this year's ENR+Dodge Global Construction Summit.
05/20/14 Global Construction Race Heats Up

New competition, digitization and compliance issues are re-shaping the $6.8-trillion global construction market
05/19/14 Quick Succession at Mexican Cement Giant Cemex After Sudden Death of CEO

CFO Fernando Gonzalez Replaces 29-Year Leader Lorenzo H. Zambrano, 70
05/15/14 Top 400 Contractors 2014: St. Louis Building Giant McCarthy Turns 150

Contractor has come a long way since building farmhouses in Ann Arbor, Mich. in 1864.
05/15/14 Top 400 Contractors 2014: Q&A With Bill Dudley, Bechtel New CEO

The 33-year company veteran, the first non-family member CEO as predecessor Riley Bechtel focuses on health issues, talks about how he'll run the construction giant.
05/15/14 ENR Top 400 Contractors List Celebrates Its 50th Anniversary

ENR’s Top 400, 1964-2014, then and now
05/14/14 ENR Top 400 Contractors 2014 Overview: Applying Lessons Learned

Top 400 Contractors use lessons from recession during the recovery.
05/12/14 Global Award of Merit - Bridges, Tunnels: New Europe Bridge

The new Bulgaria-Romania link helps stimulate the local economy.
05/12/14 Global Award of Merit, Cultural: TsingTao Pearl Visitors Center

Judges impressed with the building team’s ability to convince Chinese authorities to allow the use of an exotic material: wood.
05/12/14 Global Award of Merit, Manufacturing: Y-Tec Keylex Mexico Automotive Parts Manufacturing Facility

A multi-cultural approach enables project team to coordinate members across three nations, while a zero incident goal yields an impressive safety record.
05/12/14 Global Award of Merit, Residential/Hospitality: THR350
Rough, hilly terrain for construction and unique materials to source created challenges that the building’s crews met.
05/12/14 Global Best Bridges, Tunnels Project: Dragon Bridge

Da Nang’s new iconic structure built through American-Vietnamese collaboration among engineers and contractors.
05/12/14 Global Best Cultural Project: Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Judges impressed by the building team’s use of virtual design and construction tools to help execute the asymmetrical architecture
05/12/14 Global Best Green Project: Center for Sustainable Landscapes

In developing the Center for Sustainable Landscapes in Pittsburgh, the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens took aim at unprecedented levels of achievement in green building.
05/12/14 Global Best Office Project: The Place, London

The Place builders contended with an extremely complex site, including active bus and rail stations.
05/12/14 Global Best Renovation/Restoration Project: 10k Quake Damaged Homes in Port-au-Prince, Haiti
U.S. engineering firm leads the way to safe, cost effective repairs to 10,000 eqrthquake damaged Haitian homes.
05/12/14 Global Best Retail, Mixed-Use Project: Shams Abu Dhabi Gateway Towers

The Shams Gateway Towers set records and managed to emerge from the 2008 global financial crisis.
05/12/14 Global Best Retail, Mixed-Use Project: The Star

Collaboration enabled highly productive and efficient construction of a complex geometric structure that recognized local cultural themes.
05/12/14 Global Best Water, Wastewater Project: Panama Wastewater Treatment Plant

Panama City Wastewater Treatment Plant is the largest BNR of its kind in Central America.
05/12/14 Global Project of the Year: Halley VI Antarctic Research Station

The $42-million modular research station sits on legs affixed to skis, to help it escape potential hazards.
05/08/14 Construction Week: Starts Down 2 Percent in First Quarter; Balfour Beatty Eyes PB Sale

First quarter construction starts down 2% from a year ago.
05/07/14 Award of Merit, Power/Industrial: Ras Al Khair Aluminum Smelter

Bechtel finished a $4.2-billion smelter ahead of schedule in Saudi Arabia with 14,000 workers and recorded just four lost days.
05/07/14 Award of Merit, Government Buildings: U.S. Embassy Compound - Senegal

Contractor B.L. Harbert had to import more than 110,000 cubic yards of structural fill, the nearest source of which was 45 miles away, to guard against rainwater runoff.
05/07/14 Global Best Manufacturing Project: Superabsorbent Polymers Project

With an end product that will be used in diapers, this Saudi Arabian plant required high cleanliness standards during construction.
05/07/14 Global Best Residential, Hospitality Project: Curundu Urban Renovation Rebuilds Community

The $108.8-million urban revitalization project in Panama City, Panama, added 1,000 modern housing units and helped transform a struggling community.
05/07/14 Global Award of Merit, Green Project: U.S. Embassy Compound, Helsinki, Finland, Phase 1

Repurposing the 100-year-old U.S. Embassy in Helsinki for current and future use challenged the project team to blend historic components with new technology and heightened security mandates.
05/07/14 Global Best Industrial Project: Al Khairat Gas Turbine Power Plant, Iraq

Turkey's Calik Enerji leads a global team to complete the country’s largest power plant, 1,250 MW, that adds 20% to its electricity output.
05/07/14 SNC-Lavalin Sells Big Asset To Warren Buffett Energy Unit

Canadian engineer’s $2.9-billion sale of Alberta utility AltaLink also includes new power project collaboration with Berkshire Hathaway Energy.
05/06/14 Balfour Beatty May Sell Parsons Brinckerhoff Amid Downgraded Profit Outlook

CEO Andrew McNaughton also is leaving the firm as part of the news.
04/30/14 Industry Buzz-Breaking News and Trends for Construction Contractors

FMI sees new life in some sectors in its Q1 2014 construction outlook; new CEOs at Whiting-Turner and Countywide Mechanical.
04/30/14 Brasfield and Gorrie Sticks Close to Its Southern Roots

Birmingham, Ala., general contractor continues its push across South while it cautiously enters new regions and markets.
04/30/14 Construction Week: Utility Seeks to Extend Life of Its Nuke Plants; High Court Backs EPA Air Rule

U.S. Supreme Court backs EPA rule on cross-state pollution.
04/24/14 LVI and NCM Link to Form Demolition-Environmental Megafirm

Firms, set to operate as combined entity NorthStar Holdings, aim to broaden deconstruction and remediation services and expand abroad.
04/23/14 Arup Miami Museum Lawsuits Focus on Canopy Connection

Opposing lawsuits in different courts pit museum engineer-of-record Arup against the owner and the contracting team.
04/18/14 Spanish Contractors Refinance Debt To Grow

Companies hope new loan structures will allow them to compete abroad, but costly terms may be a risk for shareholders, says one analysis.
04/15/14 Challenges Are Ahead for KBR's New CEO on Board in June

Stuart Bradie, a former top executive at WorleyParsons, faces stiff competition for LNG work, reduced milcon spending and a government probe into KBR’s handling of whistleblowers.
04/15/14 The 2014 Top 500 Design Firms Overview: A Recovery in Need of Speed

The industry recession is slowly fading to a bad memory, but design firms are finding a changed landscape in the market.
04/15/14 2014 Top 500: Power Engineers Flying High

Idaho engineer has rigged cables for highwire crossings by daredevil aerialist Nik Wallenda, but has found a steadier niche in the booming power sector.
04/15/14 2014 Top 500 Design: WHPacific Scans the Horizon

Native Alaskan owned firm is finding innovative uses for its mobile mapping technology.
04/08/14 Cement Firms Lafarge and Holcim Face Hurdles in Planned $60-Billion Merger

Combined firm, LafargeHolcim, would face competitive scrutiny in 15 countries; antitrust concerns already led to ending of Sherwin Williams purchase in Mexico.
04/07/14 Parsons Corp. Expands Presence in Canada Transport Design

Purchase of engineer Delcan, with $126 million in 2013 revenue, positions it for growing provincial work.
04/02/14 Construction Week: Duke Sues Westinghouse Over Nuke Contract; Golden Gate Bridge To Get Suicide Nets

Fluor and U.K.’s Babcock win $11.7-billion award in Britain.
03/24/14 URS Agrees to Activist Investor Demand for Reshaped Board

Four new directors, including two former AEC top execs, would give hedge fund more say in picking successor to CEO Martin Koffel.
03/24/14 U.S. Mideast Trade Mission Focuses on Infrastructure

U.S. firms welcomed meetings with top local officials but face strong competition for the region's huge wave of projects.
03/24/14 ENR Confidence Index Rises Dramatically

Will the recovery begin to accelerate in 2014?
03/19/14 Construction Week: Dodge Momentum Index Slows 2.6% in February; Equipment Dealers Show Optimism

Survey shows equipment dealers optimism is at a 20-year high.
03/18/14 CB&I and Chiyoda Win $6 Billion EPC Award for Louisiana LNG

Firms see 3,000 craft jobs and hundreds more in fabrication, engineering and project management on multi-part Cameron gas export terminal project.
03/12/14 Australia's GHD, Canada's Conestoga-Rovers Merge Into $1.5-Billion Design Giant

Stock swap would allow firms to stay employee-owned as they extend global reach.
03/12/14 Construction Week: Big Surety Broker and Promoter Part Ways, EPA Sets Record Fine Against Coal Firm

Government sets record $27.5M fine against major coal firm.
03/12/14 Former Superfund Site Manager Gets Jail Time in Bid-Rig Ruling

Justice Dept. alleged that terminated manager accepted kickbacks from subs in exchange for contracts and competitors' prices.
03/05/14 Publicly Held Sterling Construction Eyes Transportation Boost To Reverse Results Slide

Contractor will air latest results on March 17
02/26/14 Fluor Oil-and-Gas Work Flows to Bottom Line

Company sees sector making up for shortfalls in mining and infrastructure work, but it has competition for upcoming LNG work.
02/19/14 Spanish Contractors Expand Worldwide Work Search

With conditions at home worsening, firms seek out new roles on large global projects; but some suffer bottom-line impacts.
02/13/14 URS Stock Tumbles on Weak Year-End Results, Outlook

Engineer blames execution issues on oil and gas projects in Canada, but likely CEO successor resigns from the company.
02/12/14 ?Homebuilders Are Healthier But Worry About Rising Costs

?Rising consumer confidence, pent-up demand and home values are driving a slow-but-steady residential market recovery, with 1.15 million new housing starts anticipated this year, or nearly a quarter more than in 2013, reports the National Association of Home Builders.
02/11/14 Up Front: Contractors' Industry Buzz

Breaking news and quick analysis of construction trends and developments.
02/11/14 Many Construction Firms Not Keeping Up With Succession-Planning Timelines

Many factors go into creating a solid management-succession plan.
02/11/14 Balfour Beatty's Mark Layman: Longtimer, Still Arriving

The new CEO for the U.S. division of the global infrastructure firm lays out a game plan for more innovation and less waste, in an industry that's often knocked for waste and lack of innovation.
02/05/14 Construction Week: Construction Starts Increased 6% in 2013; Colo. Highway Reopens After Rock Slide

Ontario charges engineer as negligent in fatal mall collapse.
02/05/14 N.J. Gov. Christie Details Decision on ARC Tunnel Project

N.J. Gov. Chris Christie spoke at the Moles' annual awards dinner on Jan. 29, discussing some of his decisions regarding construction and infrastructure in the Garden State.
01/22/14 Construction Week: Dodge Momentum Index Finishes 2013 Strong

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 1.2% in December compared to the previous month.
01/21/14 AGC Survey Shows Contractors Optimistic About 2014 Market Outlook

But contractors report concerns about labor supply and higher costs for health insurance, construction materials.
01/13/14 AMEC Set to Acquire Foster Wheeler in $3.2-Billion Deal

The deal resolves a months-long search by both firms for a new strategic partner, but one Wall Street analyst is disappointed on the price.
01/08/14 Analysts Stand By Textura After Short-Seller's Accusation

Was Citron Research’s withering attack on Textura and its managers a distortion?
01/08/14 Construction Week: Calatrava Sued Over Cost of Valencia Opera House; Major Fuel-Cell Plant Completed

Calatrava sued over high repair and maintenance cost on Valencia, Spain, opera house, while a major fuel-cell installation is completed in Conn.
01/08/14 CH2M Hill Now Will Run Troubled Port of Anchorage Expansion Job

Anchorage port expansion, critical to the state economy, is a decade behind schedule and $300 million over budget.
12/31/13 Purchase Creates North American Product-Test Giant

Deal will expand the market for buyer Intertek Building Products, which is stronger in Canada and for acquired firm ATI, more dominant in the U.S.
12/23/13 Construction Week: Starts Retreat 11% in November; Former EPA Official Jailed

Former EPA official jailed for fraud.
12/23/13 Spain Rejects EuroVegas Plan, Citing Developer's Conditions

The wish list included tax breaks, building code waivers and a guaranteed monopoly.
12/19/13 China Construction America Buys Plaza Construction in First U.S. Deal

Plaza Construction's new parent prefers real estate development to riskier construction, observers say.
12/18/13 European, U.S. Firms Still Dominate Africa Infrastructure Market

China’s state-owned constructors have not yet overcome the long dominance of African infrastructure projects by Western nations, says report.
12/16/13 Construction Week: Terex Sells Division; New JV Model Contracts; Stuck TBM; Dead Sea Replenishment

Large TBM stuck on Seattle highway project.
12/04/13 Insurance Questions Will Delay Demolition of Half-Built Vegas Hotel

Judge grants delay order of never-opened 26-story landmark at the center of a legal battle between its contractor and developer, but on Dec. 6, she will rule on a motion to rescind the destruction order.
11/26/13 Construction Market Forecast: Slow and Steady For 2014

It has been a long time coming, but the construction recovery seems to be almost here.
11/13/13 The Spanish Conductor Orchestrating Hochtief's Makeover

Sionce becoming CEO of Hochtief, Marcelino Fernández Verdes has launched a major corporate restructuring.
11/13/13 Construction Week: Atlanta Braves Plan New Stadium; 1 WTC Will Beat Willis Tower as Tallest in U.S.

The Atlanta Braves announce plans for a $672M baseball stadium, and 1 WTC is the tallest building in the U.S.
11/06/13 Developer Bruce C. Ratner Digs Into Difficult Deals to Alter the Urban Landscape

The real estate mogul is on a path toward high-rise modular housing, hoping to make high-residential residential construction safer, less costly and faster.
11/04/13 Court Suspends Debarments of Big Korean Contractors, Two Firms Say

Actions against 10 firms, enacted in the wake of bid-rigging charges on a $20-billion water project, appear linked to politics.
10/23/13 Design Firms Eke Out Profit Even as Global Markets Gyrate

CEOs of 270 design and design-build firms at Oct. 16-17 conference see sectors as "great, ok and still ugly."
10/16/13 Construction Week: Earthquake Hits Central Philippines; Housing Economist Shares Nobel Prize

An earthquake kills scores in the central Philippines, and the Nobel Prize for Economics goes to an economist best-known for his housing statistics.
10/16/13 ECC Grows Globally Without the Noise

Under CEO Manjiv Vohra, ECC has quietly grown from a small cleanup firm to a multi-sectored global constructor with revenue surpassing $770 million.
10/15/13 AEC Firms Offer Mixed Reaction to Government Shutdown

Furloughs of federal workers are impacting construction activities, with ripple effects on contractors, but firms are pushing to manage through the crisis.
10/09/13 The ENR Top 600 Specialty Contractors

Subcontractors worry could derail the recovery
10/09/13 To Rent or Buy AEC Software Tools? Vendors Add More Choices

AEC firms are facing even more complex choices with design software as vendors shift more customers to rental models.
10/09/13 Golder Associates: Change Order Wasn’t Needed for Extra Work Payment

The environmental engineer says extra work at a Wichita, Ka., school was needed to meet the deadlines, but the school systems hints it won’t pay.
10/09/13 KPMG Survey: Construction Executives See Growth, But Risks Lie Ahead

A continuing surge of power industry projects is fueling increased optimism among construction execs, says a recent survey by KPMG International.
10/01/13 Morley Builders Names Veteran Charles Muttillo as President To Succeed Mark Benjamin

Former CEO, 63, died Sept. 29 in a Santa Monica, Calif., crash of private plane that also killed his son Lucas, 28, a firm project engineer.
09/26/13 ENR Confidence Index Suffers a Small Drop

Execs believe a slow but steady recovery is here.
09/25/13 A Hundred Years of ENR Cost Indexes

A century of cost leadership through depression and expansion.
09/25/13 An Appreciation: How Elsie Eaves Built ENR's Cost Indexes

As ENR marks a century of cost index reporting in this issue of the Third Quarterly Cost Report, we tip the hat to Elsie Eaves, whose pioneering work on them began over 80 years ago.
09/25/13 Construction Week: Sunken Cruise Ship Successfully Righted; SAIC Splits, Becomes Leidos

U.S. and Italian specialists teamed up to right the Costa Concordia cruise ship, and SAIC splits into two companies.
09/17/13 International Design Firms Set Their Mission for the Next 100 Years

Musician-activist Bob Geldof told 1,200 FIDIC conference attendees in Barcelona to use their skills and influence to drive sustainability into development projects.
09/16/13 CH2M Hill Names Global Unit Chief Jacqueline Hinman As Corporation's Next CEO

Twenty-five year firm veteran, 52, will be the first woman to lead a multi-billion-dollar construction industry firm; Lee McIntire remains chairman.
09/16/13 Turner Construction Prioritizes Youth and Diversity

The biggest building contractors in the U.S. moves forward by growing a diverse, entrepreneurial and innovative team.
09/12/13 Fluor-Led CM Responds to Baker Concrete's Lawsuit Over DOE Job

A Fluor-led joint venture argued to a federal court this month that its subcontractor Baker Concrete Construction failed to meet its contractual responsibilities and is not due any relief.
09/12/13 Turner International Steers Clear of Risky Work

With the exception of the 828-m-tall Burj Khalifa in Dubai, which is the world's tallest building, most projects abroad have low profiles.
09/12/13 Turner Rewards Innovation with Cash

The construction management company nurtures internal innovation by awarding $75,000 a year in prizes for new ideas and programs that it adopts.
09/11/13 The 2013 ENR Top Green Contractors

The green buildings market is active, but the U.S. Green Building Council finds its standards under attack from other industries.
09/08/13 Long-Rumored Jacobs Engineering-SKM Deal Inked for $1.2B

US firm widens its global reach while its New South Wales-based acquisition gains access to new markets and deeper pockets.
09/04/13 Construction Week: Housing Market Keeps Total Construction Starts Above a Year Ago

Cost overruns and delays threaten Washington State’s $4-billion floating bridge.
09/03/13 Mid-sized AEs Are Not Endangered, Says Survey of 35-Year ENR Top 500 Trends
The analysis contends that firms with revenue between $17 and $113 million, while making up just 7% of total industry revenue, maintained or increased their numbers and market share in key sectors.
08/21/13 The Top 250 International Contractors: Seeking Greener Pastures

Large international contractors, particularly from Europe, are seeking new markets in Asia and the Americas.
08/21/13 Lab-Created 'Virtual' Workspace Mimics the Site Trailer, Except for the Noise

Can global project design and construction teams work better online? Researchers are piloting new projects to prove they do.
08/21/13 Worldwide Workflow Is Growing As An Industry Project Norm

As projects grow in size, complexity and remoteness, firms spread tasks—from design to supply-chain management—to a broader global mix of technology-connected participants.
08/21/13 Construction Week: Backlogs Are Increasing; AECOM and Ghafari Lose $300-Million Detroit Jail Project

Construction backlogs are increasing, and AECOM and Ghafari are off a $300M Detroit jail project.
08/21/13 Latest-Quarter Results Are Tough for Some E&C Firms

Problem projects and delayed contract awards shrink public company bottom lines
08/14/13 Construction Week: Shanghai Tower Tops Out, Iowa Eyes 1,050 MW More of Wind Power

Shanghai Tower Tops Out as World’s Second Tallest.
08/12/13 The Top 200 Environmental Firms Seek New Horizons

Despite market uncertainties, list participants in 2013 pushed, persevered and sought to prosper
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08/06/13 Up Front: Industry Buzz

Updates on business changes and industry trends affecting the AEC sector and contractors
08/06/13 Contractors Focus on Company-Wide Business Development Strategies

The underlying goal of business development is still to win the right volume of work of the right type with the right customers.
08/06/13 Construction Week: Gates Delivered for Panama Canal Expansion; Duke Cancels Florida Nuclear Plant

Duke cancels $24.7-billion nuke job in favor of natural gas project.
08/06/13 The Beck Group Grows Through Collaboration, Technical Innovation

Beck created its own architecture division and bought a design firm to boost its in-house capabilities.
07/30/13 Michael Baker Takes Acquisition Offer From Equity Firm

In $397-million deal with DC Capital, set to close by fourth quarter, engineer's name, location and most staffers would remain in tact, firms say.
07/29/13 Despite Global Oversupply, Baosteel Builds More Capacity

Reasons for adding capacity are not strictly capitalistic, with political, logistical and environmental components at play.
07/29/13 Kiewit-Turner JV Wants Out of Colorado VA Hospital Project

The contractor filed a formal request to quit the job, alleging mismanagement and ongoing cost overruns.
07/25/13 Construction Week: Colo. DOT Bridge Replacement Rolls Into Place in a Weekend; Seattle Launches TBM

Colarodo’s DOT prefabs bridge replacement and rolls it into place over the weekend.
07/25/13 The Top 225 International Design Firms: Developing World on the Rise

Large architectural and engineering design firms are holding their own in a worldwide construction market that is generally healthy, with some persistent weak spots. They include major national economies in Europe and the U.S.—markets that have not fully recovered from the Great Recession.
07/17/13 Latest Egypt Unrest Takes a Toll on Projects and Firms

While some see no impacts, others hope political stability will expedite projects; pent-up infrastructure and housing needs will fuel more construction, says one local engineer.
07/15/13 Special Report: How Jacobs Engineering Lost a Huge Verdict

A failed power plant construction project, and numerous rejected settlement offers, ends with a $52 million payout by insurers to Victorville, Calif.
07/12/13 Timeline of the Victorville and Jacobs Engineering Power Plant Dispute

A decade elapsed from the early stages of the project to the final settlement of $54 million.
07/12/13 Colorado Springs Angling for $220 Million in New Projects

Colorado Springs wants to build nearly $220 million in projects that would boost the area’s visitor profile.
07/10/13 Dodge Starts Slip in May As Momentum Index Stalls

Dodge Starts Slip in May As Momentum Index Stalls
07/10/13 Construction Week: Employment Picture Improves; Discovery of Burial Ground Halts Colo. Sewer Project

Construction starts slip in May as the Dodge Momentum Index stalls.
07/03/13 ENR's 2013 Top Green Design Firms

From LEED to Living Buildings: The U.S. Green Building Council has been the standard-bearer for green design. Now, designers are looking to achieve higher goals.
07/03/13 Global Construction 2025 Forecast Outlines Which New ‘Tiger’ Nations Will Roar

The U.S. will remain the world’s second largest market, but China will build up its lead and other nations will have growth rates of 5% or more.
07/02/13 Chinese Firms Face Political Obstacles of Working in India

Long waits for visas, clearance issues and other factors stand in the way.
07/02/13 Construction Week: TVA Ash Cleanup Passes Milestone; Columbia River Crossing Project Scrapped
The TVA passes a milestone in their cleanup of a massive 2008 coal ash spill, and funding falls through for $3.6-billion Columbia River crossing.
07/01/13 Pipeline Conglomerate Buys Contractor Brinderson

Aegion Corp. eyes California construction firm's track record in upstream and downstream oil and gas markets; contractor's senior managers to remain.
06/25/13 Israel Construction, Water-Energy Giant Score Major Project Wins at Home, Abroad

Shikun & Binui Holdings units are set to build and operate a major solar thermal plant in Israel and construct a second key highway in Nigeria.
06/19/13 Construction Week: Industry Unemployment Falls; Home Depot Spinoff Plans $1.2B IPO

Also: TVA to cut staff at Alabama nuclear unit building site, DOE launches energy efficiency database and elevator worker killed in California
06/12/13 ENR Ranks the Top Professional Services Firms in 2013

In a still-weak market for their services, CM firms are managing against a paradox of conditions.
06/12/13 Successful Global Firms Learn To Nurture Their Supply Chains

Firms will still cross borders looking for growth, but risks include currency issues, high expatriate costs, difficulties in repatriating profits, cultural miscues and wear-and-tear on execs, global summit speakers said in June.
06/12/13 Firms See Some Uncertainties in Hot Global Energy Market

Executives voice concern about a tightening labor market in North America.
06/06/13 The Top Alternate Project Delivery Firms

Owners Begin to Abadon Hard-Bid for More Efficient Delivery Options
06/05/13 Construction Week: Wind Tower Model Sets Sail; PCA Forecasts Strong Growth in Cement Consumption

Floating Offshore Prototype Launched May 31 in Gulf of Maine
05/29/13 Project, Program Funding Delays Impact Public Firms' Results

Analyst was 'uninspired' by first-quarter earnings and is skeptical of a late-year resurgence.
05/29/13 Construction Week: New Construction Starts Slide in April; Birdsall's Assets Go to Auction Block

Dodge Construction starts slide in April and N.J. engineer Birdsall’s assets are set for auction.
05/27/13 SNC Lavalin Reaches Out to Employees in Scandal Probe

Montreal-based engineer offers 'amnesty' to employees, but not executives, in an effort to root out global corruption and boost ethics.
05/15/13 The ENR Top 400 Contractors: Despite Growth, Firms Worry

The market grows, but uncertainties persist. Contractors see signs of improvement in the market, amid troubles with regulation and other costs of doing business.
05/15/13 Construction Week: Crane Places Spire Atop One WTC; Boston Passes Energy-Use Reporting Law

Crane Places Iconic Pinnacle Atop One World Trade Center
05/15/13 Capital Costs, Grid Expansion Worry Utilities, Says Survey

More than 600 utility execs cite concerns in recovering costs through rate bases, and obstacles in implementing smart grids and new transmission lines, among other concerns, says Black & Veatch in its latest annual survey.
05/06/13 Mott MacDonald Reaches to Fast-Growing Global Markets for Growth

UK-based designer makes key acquisitions in Brazil and South Africa to shore up competitive capacity.
05/02/13 Up Front: Industry Buzz

Updates on industry changes and trends affecting contractors.
05/02/13 Corporate Giving Helps Communities and Improves Construction Industry Image

Many companies make financial donations primarily to causes that will allow their employees to volunteer their time and skills.
05/02/13 Southland Industries Angles Toward More Balance and Project Diversity

Southland was an early believer in lean construction and is an original member of the Lean Construction Institute.
05/01/13 Construction Week: Starts Show No Gain Over 1Q 2012; Cement Manufacturer Agrees to Reduce Emissions

Construction starts show no gain over first quarter of 2012 and CEMEX reaches a settlement with the EPA.
05/01/13 SNC-Lavalin Debarred from World Bank Work for a Decade

In the most recent fallout over allegations of corruption at Montreal-based SNC-Lavalin Inc., the global engineering and construction firm and more than 100 of its affiliates have been debarred from working on World Bank projects for 10 years, according to a negotiated settlement between the firm and the bank.
04/25/13 Corps Awards Last Big Post-Katrina Flood Project to Kiewit Team

Much-protested surge barrier job would be completed two years later than originally planned.
04/24/13 Top 500 Design Firms: Maser's Focus Is Laser-Sharp

Maser Consulting embraces technology to maintain a leadership role in land surveying and to boost its edge in other growing markets.
04/24/13 Top 500 Design Firms: SAIC Plans Split Into Two Firms

Company ranked at No. 34 on ENR's list of the Top 500 Design Firms, will create two new firms to focus on IT market and engineering-construction.
04/24/13 Top 500 Design Firms: Floating LNG Plants Coming

Natural-gas liquefaction and gasification plants are huge, expensive and, up until now, land-based. However, in July 2012, Black & Veatch

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04/24/13 The Top 500 Design Firms: A Slow Recovery

Construction has been mired in a sluggish market for nearly five years, and large design firms have been struggling to adapt or face dire consequences.
04/24/13 Construction Week: Architect Named for $1B Atlanta Stadium; Dodge Momentum Index Jumps

Atlanta names the architect for a $1-billion football stadium and a rise is seen in the Dodge Momentum Index.
04/24/13 Nuclear Regulators Ding Firm For Subpar Safety Culture

CB&I cited for “chilled” work environment at Lake Charles, La., facility.
04/17/13 Construction Week: Bauma 2013 Equipment Show Opens; WSDOT Dismisses Engineer Over Bridge Flaws

At the Bauma equipment show in Munich, hydraulic hybrids are a big hit.
04/09/13 HDR Expands Mining Sector Presence With Australia Acquisition

U.S. engineer sees continued growth in the sector for world economies and itself, with addition of 200-person consultant working in five countries.
04/08/13 Bucking Trends, CH2M Hill Is Set To Hire 500 Engineers in the U.K.

Despite spate of design firm layoffs, firm sees growth locally and in the Middle East; up to 120 hires are assigned to new Iraqi oil contract.
04/03/13 ENR News in Brief: Fatal Lift in Arkansas; Alcoa, Reynolds Metals Strike Deal

U.S. agencies probe fatal lift incident at Arkansas Nuke.
03/28/13 Cash-Squeezed in Dispute, Weston Solutions Sees Layoffs Ahead

Design-build firm awaits damage award in spat with subcontractor on Taiwan embassy project
03/27/13 Unions Ramp Up Direct Marketing to Owners on PLAs

The AFL-CIO’s Building and Construction Trades Dept. has negotiated a project labor agreement with Richmond-based Dominion Resources Inc. on a planned LNG export terminal in southern Maryland.
03/27/13 Construction Week: February Starts Slide 7%; Colo. Utility Rejects Smart Grid Costs

Birmingham Airport, Builders Probe Fatal Sign Collaps
03/22/13 Canada's SNC-Lavalin Pushes On Amid Outside Probes and Market Shifts

Engineer's CEO notes strength in backlog and last-quarter profits, and is taking steps to fix company ethics.
03/20/13 Construction Week: Employment Picture Improves, DOE to Boost Scrutiny of Energy Project Funding

DOE will boost scrutiny of new energy project funding, and the construction industry posts strong job numbers in February.
03/13/13 Contractors at AGC Convention Hope Better Times Will Materialize

Attendance rises by 25% as incoming president see some signs of market pickup.
03/06/13 Construction Week: Sandy Funds Not Enough for Long-Term Needs; Mass. Town Probes Sewage Spill
Federal funds for Sandy recovery are seen as insufficient for long-term regional needs, and a Boston suburb is investigating how a sudden water surge led to a release of millions of gallons of sewage into the ocean.
03/06/13 Canada's 2013 Capital Spend Is Slowest Since Recession

2013 Canada investment slows, but the national government survey sees brighter spots in oil and gas, utility and transportation investment as well as in maritime provinces.
02/27/13 Workforce, Immigration Issues Loom Large for ABC Firms

A shortage of skilled workers and the debate over the nation’s immigration laws were top-of-mind issues as ABC members met at their annual BizCon event in Fort Lauderdale.
02/27/13 Positive Market Signs Seen in Public Firms' 2013 Reports

Analysts note improving margins and returning high levels of front-end engineering work.
02/20/13 Construction Week: 73-story Tower Planned for Downtown L.A.; Hanford Site Tank May Be Leaking

A $1-billion, 73 story tower is planned for Los Angleles, and a buried tank of radioactive waste is showing signs of leaks at the Hanford Site.
02/13/13 Woes at Home Drive More Spanish Contractors Abroad

Recession, the Euro crisis and other hurdles have pushed more firms to leave Spain to find more work.
02/11/13 GSA Seeks Input Regarding Third-Party Green Building Rating Systems
The U.S. General Services Administration is seeking public comment about the potential use of LEED 2009, Green Globes and the Living Building Challenge to rate federal projects.
02/06/13 Construction Week: World of Concrete; GSA Seeks Input on Green-Building Certification

The mood is optimistic at the big concrete show in Las Vegas and the GSA is looking for public comments on different green-building certification programs.
02/06/13 Recession Shifting Contractor Retirement Plans, Says FMI

Recession, poor planning affect the corner office.
01/30/13 Is the Housing Market on the 'Cusp' of Recovery?

Homebuilders see signs of better times, but attendance and exhibit numbers at Vegas show still lag behind last year.
01/30/13 Construction Week: 2012 Construction Starts Finish Ahead of 2011's Total; Unemployment Rates Ease

2012 Construction starts up over 2011; DOE mismanaged $700-million technology program, says IG
01/29/13 Contractor Buzz: Short Takes on People and Strategies

Updates and tidbits for construction firm owners and executives
01/29/13 Tocci Building Cos. Grows Into National BIM Leader

The impact of Tocci Building Cos. innovations extends far beyond its Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.
01/23/13 Construction Week: NYC's Micro-Housing Prototypes; DOE's Nuclear Waste Storage Plan
New York City pushes plan for small unit housing, while the Dept. of Energy looks to open a nuclear waste storage facility by 2048.
01/18/13 California-based DPR is Set to Buy Atlanta's Hardin Construction

Anticipating a March closing, the two companies expect to blend their staffs and provide both with more options.
01/10/13 Bechtel Team Replaces Babcock & Wilcox as Nuclear Sites Manager

The U.S. Energy Dept. says its consolidated management contract at the Tennessee and Texas sites will save $3.2 billion over a ten-year period.
01/09/13 Will Michael Baker Opt To Go Private?

Engineer, under pressure to boost stock value, considers ‘alternatives’; industry’s public firms see more pressure from ‘aggressive’ financial firm investors
01/02/13 Michael Baker Corp. Board Starts 2013 Facing Big Decisions

As it plots turnaround, publicly-held engineer loses CEO and weighs shareholder pressure to sell.
12/28/12 Granite Plans to Acquire Kenny, Adding Power-Related Market Clout

In a deal announced just prior to the holiday weekend, Granite says it will pay $130 million for the family-owned company known for tunnel work.
12/26/12 New Phase for Tutor Perini-MGM Hotel Battle; 2,000 Firms Sign Up for Post-Sandy Repair Effort in NY
In other business briefs: only 2% cement consumption growth forecast for 2013
12/19/12 A Year of Defaults, Prosecutions and Court Triumphs

Financial and legal problems overwhelmed many construction companies, but judges and juries acquitted defendants of some of the most serious charges.
12/19/12 Business and Management 2012: Pushing for Maximum Value

Amid global recession, mergers and acquisitions were still key to strategy, and bidding for key projects was fierce. More new faces popped up in industry "C-suites," but age, illness and accidents claimed leading lights of the past and present.
12/12/12 SNC-Lavalin Wins Contracts, Even as Ethics Issues Widen

Days after ex-CEO Pierre Duhaime is arrested on fraud charges, the Montreal firm is on a team chosen for a $2.1-billion light rail line in Ottawa.
12/12/12 Global Acquisitions Fall in Q3, But Strong Activity in Some Areas

PricewaterhouseCoopers study says buyers are cautious with global economic signals uncertain, but deals will still be part of growth in key market sectors.
12/10/12 OSHA Fines Contractor Over Fatal Crane Disassembly

Southern California’s large desalination project gets backing from key utility.
12/05/12 Indian Market Takes a Breather

India's construction market in 2012 swallowed a bitter cocktail of policy paralysis, tight liquidity, rising inflation and increased activism.
12/05/12 Inside Gurgaon: Commercial Hub of New Delhi

American and Indian firms join forces to build an international showpiece for New Delhi’s up-and-coming commercial district
11/29/12 Spanish Exec Becoming Hochtief CEO May Tighten Hold on U.S. Units

Despite departures of some top executives, Flatiron CEO Tom Rademacher says Colorado firm is independent and that he will lead it in 2013.
11/28/12 Buying and Selling Firms Brings New Types of Risk

Making sure company cultures mesh and key employees stay in place are among M&A issues that are tougher to predict, quantify and manage.
11/28/12 Small Indiana Contractor Thrives From Niche Energy Expansion

Indiana Geothermal goes to great lengths to help building owners hedge against rising costs—even changing how they fill up their cars.
11/28/12 Satterfield and Pontikes Prospers With Cutting-Edge Technology

S&P built the 3-D models and embedded information for the $1.2-billion renovation at JFK Airport in New York City.
11/21/12 BP Pleads Guilty to Charges Over Gulf Oil Spill; Total Construction Starts Up Over 2011

BP faces record fine for the Gulf Oil Spill and the U.S. sues KBR over alleged false claims on Iraqi work.
11/07/12 Prices for Windstorm Coverage May Not Be Changed

Claims by contractors and building owners under builders' risk policies could climb in the weeks following Hurricane Sandy, but the pricing for coverage of windstorms already had been adjusted in the last year, making rate increases less likely, say insurance brokers.
11/07/12 Hurricane Sandy Expected To Have Little Impact on Jobs Market

Hurricane Sandy is expected to Have little impact on the jobs market, and a legal dispute intensifies over a Georgia nuclear plant.
11/02/12 After the Storm: Service, Sales and Philanthropy

When a once in a lifetime disaster strikes, engineers and contractors find themselves in role of inspectors, rescuers, marketers, humanitarians and philanthropists.
10/24/12 New Bid Protests Halt Contract Execution on Corps Flood Job

In the latest chapter in the long fight over the last big post-Katrina flood-control project, Bechtel and a CDM Smith-led team challenge the Sept. 29 re-award to a Kiewit-led team.
10/24/12 Industry CEOs Weigh Business Highs and Lows Ahead

200 global engineering and construction chiefs struggle with strategies to combat uncertainties in 2012 and beyond.
10/23/12 Illinois Building Team Is In the Pink for Client

Colorful steel frame of $61-million medical building in Springfield calls attention to breast cancer fight. Site hosted the community on Oct. 25.
10/17/12 Construction Week: Volunteers Build Nicaraguan Footbridge; Ex-Parsons Workers in Iraq Kickback Case

A former Parsons employee is sentenced in an Iraq kickback case and OSHA cites firms for recent fatal accidents and serious hazards.
10/10/12 The Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Watching, Waiting for Work

Companies that have trained themselves for downturns have managed to keep plugging away, pacing themselves until they can see the finish line—a strong recovery.
10/10/12 Construction Week: Industry Unemployment Up; DOE Site Contractors Face Performance Issues

September jobless rate is still second lowest of the year; Bechtel and Babcok & Wilcox say they are taking steps to correct nuclear-site management issues.
10/08/12 Brooklyn's Barclays Arena Opens; L.A. Successfully Avoids 'Carmageddon'

Barclays Arena opens in Brooklyn after delay, while "Carmeggedon 2" repairs meets deadline as California’s 405 Freeway reopens.
09/25/12 Sub: Late-Arriving BIM Model, Overruns Cost Us Almost $10 Million

In a dispute heading for arbitration, a hospital mechanical and HVAC subcontractor claims design errors revealed by a BIM model drove costs way above the bid price, placing the company in peril.
09/20/12 Romney Tops Obama In ENR Survey of Construction Executives

Engineering and construction industry favors Romney over Obama in recent survey.
09/20/12 Improbable Journey Puts PSI President on Road to Recovery

PSI’s new president Randy Larson is revving up employees for an aggressive growth campaign via a coast-to-coast tour of the company’s 100 offices.
09/19/12 How DPR Construction Pushes Innovation and Industry Change

Some firms talk endlessly about innovation, but DPR actually walks the walk.
09/19/12 Construction Week: Texas Hospital Project Approved, New Tower Set To Rise in Boston

New Texas hospital project approved, and changes coming to the Boston skyline.
09/12/12 Construction Week: Unemployment Slips Despite Weak Job Growth, Orascom To Buy Weitz

Construction unemployment down is down, and Egypt-based Orascom plans to buy Iowa-based The Weitz Co.
08/28/12 Contractor Lashes Out at Surety as Projects Go Awry

Whether Reginella Construction Co. has been wronged or is the cause of its own troubles is obscured by the haze of legal maneuverings.
08/23/12 Revenue Is Up But Top International Contractors Remain Cautious

Despite some global upheavals and uncertainty, the world construction market showed surprising strength for large contractors in 2011.
08/22/12 Construction Week - Late Breaking Industry News

Bechtel and Babcock & Wilcox are questioned on a nuclear plant break-in, and the Army Corps selects a bidder to fight saltwater intrusion in the Mississippi River.
08/14/12 Contractor EDGE Development Goes Over Financial Cliff

Sureties Liberty Mutual and Safeco step in to complete contracts held by EDGE Development at a community college and an airport.
08/13/12 SNC-Lavalin Names CH2M Hill Executive to Top Job

The Montreal-based engineer-contractor seeks leadership in a time when it has lost its CEO in a scandal and still faces probes related to agents and Libya.
08/13/12 Construction Firms Benefit From Exchange-Traded Funds

The popularity of ETFs has exploded in recent years, bringing increasing play to construction stocks.
08/08/12 Mississippi Power Replaces KBR and Yates on Big Coal-Gas Project

As costs climb and credit ratings drop, utility changes building team on a major power project.
08/08/12 The Top 200 Environmental Firms for 2012: Analysis

How Top 200 firms fared in global environmental services revenue and market sector forecast
08/08/12 On Top of the World at One World Trade Center

Crane inspectors do their job high above the streets of downtown New York.
08/07/12 Team Members Left Hanging on Bid for Tappan Zee Bridge Project

One of the four teams contending for the estimated $5-billion Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project in New York State chose not to submit a bid at the last moment.
08/06/12 $3-Billion Buyout of Shaw Would Boost CB&I's Energy Capabilities

CB&I raises its profile in several key energy markets as a possible challenger to Fluor Corp. and other players, and Shaw Group's J.M. Bernhard heads for the exit.
08/06/12 CW: Report Claims Caltrans Ignored Bridge Safety Issues

CB&I offers $3 billion to buy Shaw; newspaper claims Caltrans ignored safety issues on Bay Bridge.
07/30/12 Can Leo Linbeck's Super PAC Remake Congress?

Leo Linbeck III is a familiar name in the Texas construction industry; this year, he’s drawing attention as the founder of an unconventional super PAC.
07/30/12 Construction Markets Stabilize at Low Levels During 2012

McGraw-Hill Construction Releases Mid-Year Update of 2012 Construction Market Forecast
07/25/12 High-Winds Lab Shows Value Of Wind-Resistant Construction

The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety conducted the first side-by-side, high-speed-wind performance test of two full-scale, commercial-style buildings on July 17.
07/23/12 Crystal River Plant Fix Central to Duke CEO Ouster

Pending repair project at an idled nuclear powerplant remains a central reason behind the boardroom shakeup.
07/23/12 McCarthy Wins Award for Helping Veterans Renovate Their Properties

Tricorp Hearn Construction sees growth in the ‘nimble’ hospitality sector. Autodesk acquires Vela Systems. AGC-FMI study shows that firms’ marketing costs are up a lot since 2005. Firm Presidents Bruce Woolpert and Don Short, and association President John Taylor die suddenly.
07/23/12 Quiet Graycor Speaks Volumes

Smaller, tougher projects yield big results for a suburban Chicago firm that is branching out in projects and geography.
07/18/12 The Top International Design Firms

International Design Firms take stock in the market.
07/18/12 Construction Week: D.C.-Maryland Utility May Bury Lines

Late-breaking construction news for the week of 7-23-12
07/16/12 Secret Study on Nuke Plant Fix May Hold Clue to Duke CEO's Ouster

As the state of North Carolina widens its probe into utility Duke Energy’s surprise ouster of its just-named CEO, officials there and in Florida are increasing their scrutiny of a problem-laden repair of a now-idled nuclear powerplant owned by acquired utility Progress Energy as a factor in the boardroom coup.
07/16/12 Construction Unemployment Rate Declines to 12.8%
Late breaking construction news for the week of 7/16/12.
07/16/12 Ernst & Young, HDR Boost Transportation P3 Consulting With Acquisitions

The deals are timed to provisions in new highway bill that observers say may boost alternative finance.
06/28/12 ENR's Top 100 Green Design Firms for 2012

The signs of an easing recession are showing in the numbers.
06/27/12 Plagued With Lawsuits, UCSF Adopts Lean Construction

Lean construction is taking hold in the public sector due to its ability to shave costs and time off of complex projects.
06/27/12 Construction Week: TIGER Grant Awards for 47 Projects, Top Tutor Perini Executive Set to Depart

DOT TIGER grants awarded, Tutor-Perini executive departs, Pennsylvania-NJ transmission line is set, Construction truck theft data
06/25/12 Industry Aids First-Ever Wallenda High-Wire Walk at Niagara Falls

Idaho engineer, New York electrical contractor and union workers designed and installed 2-in. cable and stabilizing system.
06/25/12 PLA Deal for New York's Tappan Zee Bridge

A new head for NAVFAC, a PLA deal for New York’s Tappan Zee Bridge, a decision against the EPA over Navistar engines and two teams submit proposals for Denver's light rail.
06/13/12 Canada's Genivar Buys Larger U.K. Designer WSP Group

The $431-million deal provides the firms with a larger global platform.
06/11/12 Construction Week: Nuclear Work Sparks April's Construction Starts

Nuclear work sparks April’s construction starts
06/11/12 Funding Woes Blunt Market for CM/PM Services

Agency CM and program management remain strong, but some core markets falter as financial problems limit government spending.
06/11/12 New CEO Lisa Larrabee Helps CM Harris & Associates Change Direction

New Harris & Associates CEO Lisa Larrabee, once 'the chick,' is leading the California CM firm’s turnaround.
06/04/12 High Court Declines to Hear Appeal by Jacobs of Minnesota Bridge Case

Industry officials say court’s decision not to hear case could pose serious problems in other states.
06/04/12 Technip Makes Big U.S. Buy, But Q1 Merger & Acquisition Rate Slows

Studies note caution over global economics, but not all agree there’s a slowdown.
06/04/12 The 2012 Top 100 Design-Build, CM-at-Risk Firms: Gaining Ground

The Top CM-at-Risk and Design-Build Firms are ranked for 2012 by ENR.
05/21/12 Construction Week - Late Breaking Industry News

Construction industry news for the week of 5-21-12
05/21/12 Construction Industry Boards Raising the Bar on Governance

Firms reach into their ranks—and outside—for directors with financial smarts, vision, leadership and diversity.
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05/14/12 Gray Construction Has a Winning Strategy

Gray Construction is one of the biggest beneficiaries of the growing investment in manufacturing and industrial facilities.
05/14/12 Hoffman Corp.: Prepared to Prosper

Hoffman Corp.'s strategy helped one of the biggest turnarounds of 2011.
05/14/12 Hot Markets: U.S. LNG Terminals

To answer demand created by cheap U.S. natural gas, energy companies are scrambling to convert import terminals into export terminals
05/14/12 MATT Construction Tries New Technique

Known for sticking to its core markets, MATT Construction shows its versatility and tries Bubbledeck in a concrete slab.
05/14/12 The Market Picture Begins to Clear for the Top 400 Contractors

Although public-sector market prospects remain murky, private-sector industrial investment has begun to turn around.
05/09/12 Construction Week - Late Breaking Industry News

Construction Week for 5-14-12
05/07/12 GAO Explains Why CH2M Lost Its Antarctica Bid Protest

U.S. Government Accountability Office disagrees with firm’s contention that the National Science Foundation did not follow correct process in awarding the $2-billion support contract to Lockheed in 2011.
05/07/12 Was Justice Served by the Manslaughter Acquittal of James Lomma?

The saga is not over as the victims’ attorneys prepare to mount a civil trial against Lomma.
04/23/12 Industry CEOs and Analysts Share Strategies for Emerging Construction Markets

?As the construction industry pulls out of the global recession and AEC firms search for a new generation of talent, finding the right path forward to new opportunities is critical, said speakers at ENR's Global Construction Summit, held in New York on April 11.
04/23/12 SMPS Conferees Stress Communication, Team-Building

Sales and marketing teams at A/E/C companies trying to build client relationships must communicate with each other and send the same message to clients, otherwise their efforts can be marginalized.
04/23/12 The Top 500 Design Firms Start to Rise Above Economic Woes

For many large U.S. design firms, the slow climb out of recession is cause for both relief and celebration. But for those in the public infrastructure markets, uncertainty about the future remains a constant.
04/16/12 As Fluor Turns 100, Chairman and CEO David Seaton Reflects on Fluor’s Success and Market Challenges

Q&A covering views on lack of U.S. energy policy, outlook for company results and focus on innovation, among other topics.
03/19/12 Construction Week: Employment Picture Improves; New Transportation Bond in Mass.

Unemployment rate falls and Massachusetts will get a new transportation bond and other news.
03/05/12 DHV, Royal Haskoning Set To Merge This Summer

The new company will have some 8,000 staff in more than 100 offices spread across 35 countries in Europe, South Africa, Middle East and Asia.
02/27/12 Construction Week

Breaking news for the week of Feb. 27.
02/27/12 Minnesota Case Typifies Prime-Sub Risk Struggle

The case, Engineering and Construction Innovations, Inc. (ECI) vs. L.H. Bolduc Co., Inc., arose from a water and sewer infrastructure project.
02/20/12 Heading Off Runaway Costs of E-Mails in Lawsuits

Is it possible to insert clauses in contracts stating that e-mails are not evidence in case of legal conflict?
02/13/12 ENR Construction Week: Construction Unemployment Stuck at 17.7%

Late-breaking and brief items for the week ending Feb. 13, 2012.
02/01/12 China and India Vie For Work in Surrounding Nations

Contractors from each country aim for market share in so-called 'string of pearls' nations around the subcontinent.
01/31/12 Hochtief Takes Profit Hit From Writedowns

Project losses and exec departures cost the contractor in wake of purchase by Spain's ACS
01/30/12 Global Construction To Grow in 2012

Global construction will grow in 2012 despite European and U.S. economic woes
01/30/12 Firms Are Hopeful But Challenged in KPMG Global Market Outlook

Despite anticipated backlog growth in 2012, firms see concerns over government deficits, risk management and slow inertia on infrastructure investment.
01/23/12 ?Solicitation and Relationship Keys to Alliant-Aon Brokerage Dispute

Contractor clients are caught up in the dispute about whether they were solicited to leave one insurance and surety broker to sign with another, in violation of individual brokers employment contracts.
01/02/12 China's Construction Industry Continues To Grow

Who are China's largest construction firms?
12/29/11 Skanska Launches Into Midwest With Indiana Firm Purchase

Cash transaction expands New York parent into new markets and geographies and provides larger global base for Indiana-based acquisition.
12/26/11 Readers' Choice: Most Popular ENR Stories of 2011

Readers' Choice: ENR's Top Stories of 2011 based on popularity of the articles.
12/21/11 Editors' Picks: ENR's Top Stories of 2011

The pace of change never seemed so relentless in a year dominated by transportation funding trouble, pressure on unions, criminal charges and unusually powerful natural disasters.
12/19/11 Mexican Cement maker Cemex Settles for Half Value of Seized Assets in Venezuela

Cement giant Cemex had originally sought $1.2 billion and had rejected earlier deal for more.
12/12/11 ENR Global Sourcebook

International Construction Firms Explore Shifting Markets
11/14/11 Forecast 2012 Public Works: Public Financing Is a Big Concern for 2012

Public financing is a cause for concern
11/14/11 Forecast 2012: Canadian Construction Outperforms Its U.S. Counterpart

Next year, the Canadian economy is expected to grow 2.4% versus a 2.2% gain in the U.S., according to McGraw-Hill Construction Analytic’s 2012 outlook for the Canadian construction market.
11/14/11 Forecast 2012: Recovery Stalls As Public Works Sputter

Recovery stalls as public works sputter.
11/14/11 Jacobs' KlingStubbins Buy Highlights Hot M&A Market

The deal boosts the parent’s design capabilities in life science and mission-critical facilities and adds 500 U.S. and Asian employees.
11/14/11 NAHB Forecast 2012: Housing Has Nowhere To Go But Up

Housing, nowhere to go but up
11/07/11 Construction Week
Items for the week ending Nov. 7, 2011
11/07/11 N.Y. Crane Collapse Defendant Quietly Changes Plea to Guilty

?A crane mechanic who was co-defendant in a negligent homicide case stemming from a fatal 2008 tower crane collapse in New York City quietly changed his plea to guilty last month and has promised to help prosecutors convict his former boss, who owned the crane and its rental firm, New York Crane.
10/31/11 Corrections from Oct. 31, 2011 issue
Corrections from 10/31/2011 issue
10/31/11 High-Tech Projects Make STEM Fun for K-12 Grades

Kansas City design firm Burns & McDonnell takes steps to boost engineering appeal to students
10/31/11 High-Tech Projects Makes STEM Fun for K-12 Grades

Kansas City design firm Burns & McDonnell takes steps to boost engineering appeal to students
10/31/11 iPad App: Learning Curve for All Ages

Missouri contractor taps staff, students to vet home-grown jobsite software
10/31/11 Staying Smart: Engineers and Universities Advance Career-Long Learning

More universities and other learning providers are reaching out to practitioners at all career stages, and employers see value in offering or supporting lifelong learning as a retention tool.
10/31/11 Staying Smart: Engineers and Universities Work To A‹dvance Career-Long Learning

Matt Collins, the 50-year-old manager of construction operations for Jacobs Engineering Group in Seattle, manages about 60 people in a workweek that can stretch to 60 hours on big-ticket municipal transportation and wastewater construction projects. He's also earning—online—a master of engineering degree in professional practice at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
10/31/11 University of Oklahoma Students Learn Craft in Hands-On Lab

Plumbers union and local firms donated space for trying out materials and methods
10/31/11 University of Oklahoma Stutdents Learn Craft in Hands-On Lab

Plumbers union and local firms donated space for trying out materials and methods
10/18/11 Writing the Social Media Policy Handbook at Burns & McDonnell, HOK

As more contractors and design firms dive into social media, some—but not all—are beginning to develop formal company policies and programs to guide employee behavior and manage risks.
10/17/11 Holland's Arcadis Set To Buy U.K. Consultant EC Harris for up to $200 Million

Purchase would strengthen firm's reach in project management and in Middle East and Asia markets
10/17/11 Global Design Group Eyes Capacity Building in Africa

FIDIC aims to boost growth on continent and clamp down on corruption
10/17/11 Slight Glimmer of Hope For Construction employment
Construction week items for the week ending Oct. 17, 2011
10/17/11 The Top 600 Specialty Contractors from ENR

While waiting for an economic recovery that is slow in coming, many firms are finding new market opportunities. Here is ENR's analysis of the Top 600 Specialty Contractors.
10/12/11 ENR's Top 600 Contractors: Awaiting a Recovery

While waiting for an economic recovery, many firms found new market opportunities and ways to grow revenues. Here's ENR's analysis.
10/10/11 Construction Week: New Jersey Payback, Concrete Plea Cop, Michael Baker Adds On, One More Stopgap

Construction week items for the week ending Oct. 10, 2011.
09/26/11 CH2M Hill Set to Buy U.K. Designer Halcrow in $356-Million Deal

London-based firm re-emerged as prospect after U.S. company lost 2010 bidding war to URS for UK engineer Scott Wilson.
09/26/11 Tutor-Perini Board Approves CEO's Stock Selloff

Ron Tutor may need funds to bolster his movie studio investment
09/19/11 ENR's Top 100 Green Contractors

Evidence of the increasing interest in green construction can be seen in the numbers from ENR's Top 100 Green Contractors list. As a group, the Top 100 generated $44.41 billion in contracting revenue in 2010 from projects registered with, and actively seeking certification from, third-party ratings groups.
09/14/11 Peace Group Protests Award of Turner Prize to Caterpillar

At issue is the Israel Defense Forces’ use of Caterpillar bulldozers to destroy Palestinian settlements in the West Bank and Gaza, where civilians were killed during the operations.
09/14/11 News Briefs: Lake Champlain Bridge, DOE Wind Power, EDF Nuke Explosion, Calatrava-Denver Airport
Construction News briefs for the week ending Sept. 19, 2011.
09/12/11 SMPS Launches a Graduate School Course in AEC Marketing with University of Maryland

For the first time this year, marketers in the AEC community will be able to earn university graduate credits for advanced training in professional-services marketing.
08/30/11 Fluor Appeals $359-Million Damage Award in Smelter Pollution Suit

Contractor won't take charge in latest quarter, while new owner announces new lead processing plant on the old site
08/29/11 Traditional Markets in Decline, Firms Look to Break in New Regions

The global shift in the international construction market can be seen in the results of ENR's Top 225 International Contractors list.
08/16/11 After Small Recovery, Key Real Estate Debt Market Falters

A recent decision by Standard & Poor's related to commercial mortgage-backed securities throws doubt into their continuing recovery, a bad sign for building construction.
08/05/11 GAO Upholds Protests of Big New Orleans Flood Control Award

Agency cites evaluation flaws by Corps of Engineers, but details remain unclear on contract rebid
08/01/11 Revenue Rises for ENR's Top 200 Environmental Firms

The need for services and consolidation push revenue rebound, despite the economy.
07/25/11 How Andrew Buckley Is Shaping the Future of Australian Engineer Cardno

The Brisbane-based company is moving up from Down Under into new territories and markets to become a major international player.
07/20/11 ENR's Top 200 International Design Firms for 2011

The shift in the markets for large international design firms is reflected in ENR's Top 200 International Design Firms list.
07/13/11 Best Projects 2011 FAQs
Best Projects 2011 FAQ Sheet
07/06/11 SNC Lavalin Buys Canada's Commercial Nuke Reactor Division

$15-million sale eliminates drain on public purse and boosts unit's prospects in Canada and globally, observers say.
06/20/11 Fluor Hanford Unit to Pay $4M to Settle Alleged False Claims, Kickbacks

A Fluor spokesman says company did not knowingly submit false claims or receive kickbacks related to purchases at the Hanford nuclear site.
06/13/11 Public Firms See Impacts From Slow Contract Awards

There have been few large contract awards signed so far in 2011, dampening financial results for publicly owned engineering and construction firms. At a June 2 Credit Suisse-sponsored briefing in Manhattan, E&C executives told an audience of Wall Street analysts and investors that, despite disappointing first-half results, they are optimistic the tide will turn later this year.
06/08/11 Megaproject Has Stealth Mission But Is Worst-Kept Secret

Ordinarily, a 2.4-million-sq-ft, highly complex construction project would be hard to overlook. As it nears completion in September, the new National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s East Campus at Ft. Belvoir, Va., has stayed largely under the radar, as its owner prefers.
06/08/11 One-of-a-Kind Problem Solvers

Over the past fifty years, construction management has evolved from its role as the owner’s liaison with prime contractors to its new role of coordinating the technical and functional dynamics of complex building programs within any one of an “ever-hybridizing” array of delivery methods. So it is no surprise that a “one size fits all” approach to CM has gone the way of steam shovels.
06/08/11 Public Firms See Impacts From Slow Contract Awards

There have been few large contract awards signed so far in 2011, dampening financial results for publicly owned engineering and construction firms. At a June 2 Credit Suisse-sponsored briefing in Manhattan, E&C executives told an audience of Wall Street analysts and investors that, despite disappointing first-half results, they are optimistic the tide will turn later this year.
06/08/11 The Top 100 Professional Service Firms

Professional construction service firms have been no stranger to the ravages of the construction industry recession. For every positive sign that an economic recovery is taking hold, negative market data appears to knock it back a notch. On top of all that, firms providing construction management and program management services are seeing new competitors in the field, including their own clients’ staffs. But for some CM/ PM firms, opportunities are opening up to help them find funding for clients constrained by tight budgets.
06/01/11 Boeing Moves Into S.C. Plant Targeted by NLRB
06/01/11 CAT Moves Forward in Purchase Of Bucyrus for $8.6 Billion
On May 20, Caterpillar Inc. received U.S. Justice Dept. clearance to press ahead with its $8.6-billion buyout of Oak Creek, Wis.-based Bucyrus International Inc. The deal, announced in November, is set to close in mid-2011. Caterpillar won’t issue $2 billion in equity to underwrite the purchase, as once planned. Rather, the Peoria, Ill., construction equipment maker is paying for Bucyrus through a combination of cash on hand and debt in the form of a $4.5-billion, five-part bond sale. The purchase is Caterpillar’s largest acquisition to date.
06/01/11 The Top 100 Project Delivery Firms

The industry is struggling to cope with a tough market, and firms specializing in alternate project delivery are not immune to the downturn. Firms providing design-build and construction management-at-risk services are not only facing a sluggish market but also finding that, in this competitive market, some owners believe they will get the best price by returning to design-bid-build. This situation has left many in the industry fighting to prove the value of collaboration in alternate project delivery.
05/18/11 Global Giant AMEC To Acquire Engineer MACTEC

Planned purchase would fill out London-based project management firm's US presence.
05/04/11 Spain's ACS Moves To Fix Hold On German Builder Hochtief
05/04/11 Terex Aims To Buy German Firm To Gain Bigger Industrial Stake
04/20/11 The Top 500 Design Firms: 2010-2011 at a Glance
04/20/11 Public-Parsons Partnership
04/20/11 Sun, Sand and Silicon
04/20/11 Environ's VOC BioTreat
04/20/11 Water Firm OK With Midsize
04/20/11 Design-Firm CFOs Relate Post-Recession Strategies
04/06/11 Executives of Firm in Gulf Oil Spill Get ‘Safety’ Bonuses
04/01/11 Skanska Agrees to $19.6M Payment To Avoid Possible DBE Fraud Charges
03/16/11 A/Es’ Liability Coverage Rates Will Rise in 2011, Says Survey
03/09/11 China Passes U.S. in Global Market Share
03/09/11 Violence in Libya Spurs New Exodus of Firms, Uncertainty About Regional Prospects
03/02/11 Even With Numbers Down, ABC Is Energized by Anti-PLA Fight
02/23/11 CDM Inks Purchase of Transportation Firm Wilbur Smith
02/23/11 Industry Firms Want Directors To Offer Strategy, Says Survey
02/23/11 Former Staff Seek RMJM Bonuses
02/16/11 Montreal-Based SNC-Lavalin Now Owns Canada’s Sole Independent Power Carrier
02/09/11 Egypt Unrest Hits Projects
02/02/11 Acquitted New York Rigger Struggles To Regain Licenses
01/26/11 Six Industry Firms Ranked as “Best To Work For”
01/26/11 China’s Largest Firms Growing Rapidly
01/26/11 Chinese Fiberglass Maker Expands Globally
01/19/11 ITT Corp. Spins Off Water Unit Into New Stand-Alone Business
01/12/11 Duke Energy Moves To Become Largest Utility in the U.S.
01/12/11 Shake Up at SIGAR
01/12/11 Suffolk Construction Buys ROEL
01/05/11 KBR Buys Out Japanese Partner On Energy Joint Venture
01/05/11 Tutor-Perini Buys Fisk Electric To Expand Self-Perform Options
01/04/11 Tutor Perini Acquires Fisk Electric
12/29/10 Hill International Will Manage $600-Million Vietnam Park
12/23/10 Jacobs Set to Buy Aker Mining Units
12/22/10 Ohio Architect To Press for Fees Despite Setback in Owner Suit
12/15/10 Firms Say World Market Is Thawing, Albeit Slowly
12/15/10 Finding Work in Tough Times
12/15/10 Market Showing First Signs of Recovery
11/03/10 No Quick Fix For Battered Market
11/03/10 Down Economy Creates Buyer’s Market for Some
11/03/10 Consensus Is Reached: Nowhere To Go but Up
11/03/10 Fluor Takes $95-Million Charge Linked to SR-125 Court Ruling
10/27/10 Granite Cuts Workforce To Reduce Costs
10/27/10 Quanta Services Expands in Canada
10/20/10 Private Sector Dominates Infrastructure Rankings
10/13/10 Boston’s $3-Billion Minicity May Start Construction in a Year
10/06/10 Hanging On Despite Hard Times
10/06/10 Caterpillar Announces Price Hike for 2011 Model Line
09/29/10 Refiner Valero Restarts $3 Billion in Projects
09/23/10 Chicago Museum Sues Arup Over Addition’s Engineering
09/16/10 Spain’s ACS Bids for German Builder Hochtief, Owner of Turner Construction, Flatiron
09/22/10 Balfour Beatty-McCarthy Team Win $500-Million Army Hospital
09/16/10 Spain’s ACS Bids for German Builder Hochtief, Owner of Turner Construction, Flatiron
09/08/10 The Top 100 Green Contractors
09/08/10 Industry Merger-and-Acquisition Activity Is Gaining Steam
09/08/10 Tough Market Requires Top-Notch Players
09/08/10 U.K. Budget Cuts Could Spur Layoffs at Design Firm Arup
09/08/10 Firms Find Little Respite From Weak Economy
08/25/10 Making 1 + 1 = 3
08/25/10 The Top 225 International Contractors
08/25/10 Fluor, United Rentals Form Jobsite Logistics Partnership
08/11/10 Incentives Lure New Cat Plant
08/11/10 After Tishman Acquisition, AECOM Buys Two More Firms
08/02/10 Global Design Giant W.S. Atkins Plans New Foray into U.S. Market
07/28/10 The Top 200 Environmental Firms
07/28/10 Heir to EMCOR CEO Talks About Bid Wars, Acquisitions
07/28/10 PCL Acts To End Financial Disclosure
07/21/10 The Top 200 International Design Firms
07/21/10 Why Daniel Tishman Sold to AECOM
07/21/10 Stantec To Acquire WilsonMiller
06/30/10 The Top 500 Design Firms
06/30/10 The Top Green Design Firms
06/30/10 Firms Are Optimistic As Signs of Recovery Grow
06/30/10 URS and CH2M Hill in Bidding War for U.K. Engineering Firm
06/29/10 A Pause In the Bid War For U.K.’s Scott Wilson
06/23/10 CDM and Wilbur Smith Confirm Corporate-Link Discussions
06/23/10 U.S. Firm Wins Job To Design Landmark China Development
06/23/10 Toyota Will Finish Construction Of Halted Mississippi Plant
06/16/10 CDM Holds Deal Talks With Wilbur Smith
06/09/10 Seeking New Directions By Raising the Bar on CM
06/09/10 Top 100 CM-for-Fee Firms & Top 50 Program Management Firms
06/09/10 CM Certification Rocks As a Competitive Edge
06/09/10 Public Firms Tell Wall Street Of Return to ‘Rational’ Markets
06/02/10 CEO John Fish Has 'Big, Audacious' Goals For Suffolk Construction
06/02/10 The Top 100 Construction Management-At-Risk and Design-Build Firms
05/21/10 Dietze Seeks Bankruptcy Protection As Suffolk Deal Remains Undone
05/19/10 Neff Rental Files for Bankruptcy
05/14/10 Seven Teams Picked For $4 Bil in Guam Milcon Work
05/12/10 The Top 400 Contractrors
05/12/10 Turner Adds Muscle to Its Heavy Construction by Buying Cruz
05/12/10 AECOM Buys Spanish Firm, Increasing European Footprint
05/05/10 Five Major Multi-Lateral Banks Sign Cross-Debarment Pact
04/28/10 Contract Awarded for New Dakar U.S. Embassy Compound
04/21/10 The Top 500 Design Firms
04/21/10 Big Southern Contractors Merge
04/21/10Growth Down for Design Firms, 100 CFOs Say in Annual Survey
04/14/10 Global Work Beckons Firms, But Borders Have Bumps
04/07/10 Pipe Maker Extends Warranty In Wake of Whistle-blower Suit
04/01/10 ZGF Architects Wins $61M Homeland Security Contract
03/31/10 IronPlanet Files for IPO
03/17/10 Willbros, InfrastruX Create Energy Giant
02/17/10 Post-Recession Strategy for Firms Is the New Turning Point
02/17/10 Operations and Maintenance Tools Join Design Portfolio
02/17/10 AECOM First-Quarter Results Indicate Positive Start to 2010
02/17/10 Jacobs Buys Southeast U.S. Water-Wastewater Engineer
02/17/10 Rosendin Electric Juices Up Its Market Prospects
02/11/10 AECOM Starts 2010 With Higher Revenue, Backlog
02/03/10 DOE Loan Retools Nissan Tenn. Plant For Zero-Emission Electric Carse
02/03/10 WorleyParsons To Acquire CNEC Engenharia
01/27/10 Six Construction Firms Rate As Best Companies To Work For
01/20/10 Acquisitions Take Off in 2010, But Deals Still Face Hurdles
01/20/10 URS Is Breaking Historical Link Of Washington Group to Boise
01/20/10 Skanska Denies Rumors It Is Pulling Out of Latin America
01/13/10 GSA Names Program Manager For Coast Guard’s D.C. Project
01/13/10 Intergraph Bolsters Processplant Presence With Acquisition
01/13/10 PBSJ Discloses Internal Probe Of Overseas Work in SEC Filing
01/06/10 Matchmaking for Construction
12/23/09 Recession Puts Top International Firms into Survival Mode
12/23/09 Global Firms Ready To Pick Up Pace as Recession Eases
12/23/09 Firms Look for Signs That Worst Of the Recession Might be Over
12/23/09 Public Financing Helps Firms Keep Steady Stream of Work
12/23/09 Recession and Plummeting Oil Prices Stall New Contracts
12/23/09 Drop in Demand Hits the Market; Firms See Slowdown in Projects
12/23/09 Growing Worldwide Demand For Services Keeps Firms Active
12/23/09 Market Robust as Transportation Projects Seen as Key to Recovery
12/23/09 Big Change at McDermott
12/23/09 Washington and EG&G Brands Disappear in URS Move
12/23/09 Sumitomo Invests $50 Million In U.S. Rental Company
12/16/09 Problems Force Large Florida Crane Firm To Seek Chapter 11
12/16/09 Volvo Shuts Down U.S. Factory
12/09/09 Broker Aon Set to Acquire Construction Specialist Allied North America
12/09/09 Caterpillar Buys Korean Parts Supplier
12/09/09 MWH To Advise European Commission On Climate-Change Steps in Developing World
12/02/09 Wells Fargo Bank Questions Schwing’s Financial Viability
11/25/09 Kleinfelder Builds Eastern Hub By Acquiring S E A Consultants
11/18/09 The Largest Chinese Firms Continue To Grow
11/18/09 Owner Separates From Building Team
11/18/09 Tone Buys Philadelphia Firm
11/17/09 L.F. Driscoll Acquisition Boosts Structure Tone's Reach
11/11/09 Florida Design Firm Copes After Fatal Office Shooting
11/11/09 Chrysler's New Survival Plan
11/04/09 The Top Owners
11/04/09 Owners Start To Resume Work On Projects That Were on Hold
11/04/09 Firms Bracing as Building Market Searches for the Bottom
11/04/09 School Districts Still Reeling From Crash of Housing Market
11/04/09 Stanley Buys Black & Decker
10/28/09 Some Design-Firm CEOs See Rebound in 2010, But Not All
10/28/09 AECOM Buys Ellerbe Becket
10/21/09 Aluminum Smelter Will Strengthen the Emirate's Industrial Base
10/21/09 SKM to Acquire Enviros
10/07/09 Top 600 Specialty Contractors
10/07/09 103 U.K. Firms Pay $207 Million To Settle Bid-Rigging
09/30/09 Partners Leave U.K. Architect To Form New London Firm
09/30/09 Belgium Heavy Contractor Wins Panama Canal Dredging Award
09/30/09 Rental Firm Files For Chapter 11
09/23/09 Balfour Beatty To Buy Parsons Brinckerhoff For $626 Million
09/23/09 Mortenson-McCarthy Team Gets Half-Billion-Dollar Kansas Lab
09/16/09 Gorgon LNG Project Awarded
09/09/09 The Top 100 Green Contractors
09/09/09 Shaky Economy Leaves Firms Unsettled About What Lies Ahead
09/09/09 Quanta Services Acquisition Boosts Firm’s Pipeline Business
08/26/09 The Top 225 International Contractors
08/12/09 KBR Chief Positions Company For Post-Halliburton World
08/12/09 Energy-Distribution Firm Seeks IPO To Fund Expansion Plans
08/10/09 Peck Returning as GSA Buildings Chief
08/05/09 Holcim Sells Caribbean Plants After Venezuela’s Takeover
07/29/09 Stanley Is Reorganizing and Reinventing Itself To Revitalize the Brand and Increase Sales
07/22/09 Top International and Global Design Firms
07/22/09 A Public-Sector Success
07/22/09 The Top Green Design Firms: Owners Embrace the Practical Side of Green Design
07/08/09 SAIC Will Add R.W. Beck To Engineering Acquisitions
07/01/09 The Top Green Design Firms: Owners Embrace the Practical Side of Green Design
07/01/09 Telecommunications Picks up While Manufacturing Flounders
07/01/09 Design Firms Brace as Bottom Falls Out of Building Market
07/01/09 Holland’s ARCADIS buys Pirnie To Create Water Mega-Player
06/24/09 Stimulus-Funded Dredging Job To Deepen Port of Mobile, Ala.
06/17/09 Cemex Sells Its Australian Unit To Holcim for $1.61 Billion
06/10/09 Ellerbe Becket Replaces Gehry On Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards
06/03/09 The 2009 Top 100 Design-Builders/CM/PM: Firms Scramble to Serve a Shrinking Customer Base
05/27/09 Five Teams Vie to Build Big U.S. Lab in Kansas
05/27/09 Construction Teams Vie For $523-Million Kansas Federal Lab
05/13/09 The Top 400 Contractors: Learning to Live Off Last Year's Bounty
04/29/09 Turnkey Qatar Retail Deal Signed With German Firm
04/15/09 The Top 500 Design Firms 2009
04/03/09 Vick Starts on Road to Redemption With Virginia Contractor
03/25/09 Cianbro Chairman Pushes Green Energy Plan for Maine
03/25/09 ASHRAE Launches New Certification Program
03/11/09 AECOM and CH2M Hill Win U.K. Rail Megacontract
03/04/09 Downturn Challenges Execs To Keep Workforces Motivated
03/04/09 Kansas Win of $500-Million Bio-Defense Project Stirs Protest
03/04/09 Despite Downturn, URS Corp. Results Are Strong, Due to WGI Acquisition
02/18/09 Renowned Architect Foster and Partners Closing Two Offices
02/04/09 Shaw Group To Pay $6 Million For Unit’s Improper Records
01/21/09 Oregon Permanently Bars Ross Bros. From Work in State
01/21/09 Perini Corp. Buys Keating Building
01/14/09 Underwriters Lab Gearing Up For Global Green Business
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