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September 22, 2008



ENR, September 22, 2008
COVER STORY
TOP GREEN CONTRACTORS
Green Contracting No Longer a Novelty
As sustainable building spreads into new markets, contractors are adapting and embracing the benefits of green. Full Story

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  • Cover photo by Getty Images

    FEATURE

    IKE’S AFTERMATH
    Crews Are Scrambling To Fix Power After Ike
    Power outages stretching from Texas to Ohio hamper recovery from Hurricane Ike’s Category 2 winds. Flooding knocked out large power stations in Texas, where Galveston took the brunt of the storm’s force. Power may not be restored there for a month. Full Story


    SOURCEBOOK
    TOP 400 CONTRACTORS SOURCEBOOK
    Markets Show Signs of Slowing Down
    Contractors had a banner year in 2007 but are very worried about what lies ahead as financial markets implode. Full Story

    Main Articles:
    1. Ailing Economy Could Signal Future Slowdown in Once-Booming Sector
    2. Renewable Energy Grabs Headlines But Fossil Fuel Still Dominates
    3. U.S. Economic Woes Lead to Slumps That Are Serious in Some Sectors
    4. Worldwide Thirst for Oil Is Fueling Domestic Boom in Drilling, Refining
    5. Limited Funding Sources Hamper New Bridge, Highway Projects
    6. Housing-Market Collapse Touches Firms But Some Find New Sectors
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    NEWS
    1. INVESTIGATIONS
      ASCE’s post-disaster studies need changes in process
    2. CRANES
      Feds point to rigging failure in deadly New York collapse
    3. SECURITY
      Bureau of Reclamation needs strategic approach for its many sites
    4. WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS
      Sparks fly as Native Americans train as welders
    5. TUNNELS
      English-French rail link closed after fire on train
    6. NUCLEAR POWER
      Fuel facility faces fights for funds, workers and suppliers

    DEPARTMENTS
    1. Construction Week
    2. Washington Observer
    3. Construction Economics
    4. Continuing Education
    5. Products
    6. Pulse
    7. Editorials

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