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June 16, 2008


ENR June 16, 2008 COVER STORY

2Q COST REPORT
Inflation's One-Two Punch
Inflation is a relentless boxer and it is throwing its hardest punches when the industry is already reeling from a depression in the housing market. Record high oil and steel prices is a combination that could KO several projects. The globalization of commodity prices and a weak dollar are both in inflation’s corner in the next quarter.

  • Fuel: Record Diesel Prices Add To Delivery Costs
  • Rebar: Price Spikes Rival Those of The 2004 Crisis
  • Economics: Oil And Steel Cost Escalation Drive Inflation
  • Compensation: What It Costs To Keep Top Managers
  • The Complete 2Q Cost Report
  • Cover Photo: Timothy Taule/ENR

    FEATURE venice floods

    FLOOD CONTROL
    Barriers and Gates Take Shape to Protect Venice
    Elements of a $6.7-billion flood-control barrier system are taking shape in Venice, but a funding shortfall may delay completion for two years.
    Full Story


    NEWS
    1. INVESTIGATIONS
      Crane Anxiety Towers From Coast to Coast
    2. SAFETY
      Friends, Peers Defend Crane Owner's Maintenance Practices
    3. ACCIDENTS
      Crane Accident Spurs Labor Walkout Along Vegas Strip
    4. FLOOD CONTROL
      Painful Lesson of Katrina Spreads Across the Land
    5. BRIDGES
      Contractors Stake Out Needs To Owners and Engineers
    6. PROJECT FINANCE
      Wall Street Eyes Infrastructure As New Investment Cash Cow
    7. HYDROELECTRICITY
      Alaska Shakes the Dust Off Discarded Susitna Project
    8. OLYMPICS
      Chicago 2016 Games Bid May Hinge on Infrastructure Health

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    1. Letters
    2. Construction Week
    3. Washington Observer
    4. Construction Economics
    5. Continuing Education
    6. Products
    7. Pulse
    8. People
    9. Obituaries
    10. Editorials

     

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