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 ENR October 27, 2014
October 27, 2014

The Top 600 Specialty Contractors: Firms Wary During Recovery
The long-anticipated market turnaround has arrived, as most sectors are growing at a healthy, but not overheated, pace.

 ENR October 20, 2014
October 20, 2014

Deep Foundation Records Reflect Groundbreaking Progress
Increasing project complexity and machinery improvements have enabled engineers to create deeper, stronger foundations for buildings and infrastructure.

 ENR October 13, 2014
October 13, 2014

Drought in Western U.S. Has Water Utilities Considering a Range of Solutions
Firms say utilities are rethinking water reuse, desalination.

 ENR October 06, 2014
October 06, 2014

Firms Refine Steps to Bid the Right Job
With more proposal choices in a recovering market, “go-no-go" is more rigorous to weigh costs for the best project fit.

 ENR September 29, 2014
September 29, 2014

Batteries Set To Put Big Charge Into Energy Storage
Powered by Tesla’s Nevada gigafactory and other recent technological advances, the energy-storage global market sector is expected to grow by 8% a year to $50 billion, say researchers.

 ENR September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014

China's Construction Tycoon Takes On the Competition
A company and its leader not hurt by worldwide adverse publicity is something of a rarity, but China Pacific Construction Group Co. Ltd. and its founder Yan Jiehe are in a class by themselves.

 ENR September 15, 2014
September 15, 2014

The Promise and Pitfalls of Modular Buildings
Mainstream builders are discovering that off-site construction is no simple proposition.

 ENR September 08, 2014
September 08, 2014

Construction Industry Drones Fly in Rules Vacuum
Construction companies are putting unmanned aerial vehicles to work overseas, or they are quietly conducting "hobby" trials domestically, at least until commercial use is legalized in the U.S.

 ENR September 01, 2014
September 01, 2014

Immersed In Innovations, Hong Kong-Macau Link Takes Shape
A $10-billion link represents the economic and engineering ambitions of Chinese builders.

 ENR August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014

Construction Firms Struggle To Mitigate Counterfeits
Large-scale projects are victims of fake goods, but few firms have taken steps to mitigate the threat.

 ENR August 18, 2014
August 18, 2014

The Nature Conservancy: Finding a Sustainable Bottom Line in Nature
Wise water resource development efforts are seen as an economic driver.

 ENR August 11, 2014
August 11, 2014

Broken Water Line Required Complex Triage in L.A.
A week after a 93-yr-old water trunk line rupture in Los Angeles sent an estimated 20 million gallons of water gushing over the UCLA campus and Sunset Boulevard, the city's Dept. of Water and Power crews have finished work on getting the pipe back in service.

 ENR August 04, 2014
August 04, 2014

The 10 Longest Urban Metro Transit Systems in the World
Metro systems are vital circulatory systems for moving large numbers of residents, commuters and tourists around large cities. Metros are mass-transit systems that are generally heavy rail lines that operate on their own rights-of-way, whether underground, at grade or on elevated viaducts. They are distinct from light-rail and commuter rail networks.

 ENR July 28, 2014
July 28, 2014

Team Pushes Montreal-Based WSP Global to the Next Level
Known for its design of London's Shard tower, the firm aims to grow its professional services core to become a $5B firm by 2020.

 ENR July 21, 2014
July 21, 2014

House OKs $10.8B Highway Trust Fund 'Fix'
Legislation to add $10.8 billion to the ailing Highway Trust Fund, which could keep the fund in the black into next spring, is moving ahead in Congress as the House passed the measure on July 15 by a strong 367-55 vote.

 ENR July 14, 2014
July 14, 2014

New Atlanta Falcons Stadium Design More Than a Box With a Lid
A kinetic roof for the next home of football's Atlanta Falcons is just one of many features that redefine convertible stadium architecture.

 ENR July 07, 2014
July 07, 2014

Teams Drive Detailed Construction Planning Into the Design Phase
Teams using advanced work packaging techniques have realized 25% improvement in productivity, 10% reduction in total installed cost and better safety performance on projects.

 ENR June 30, 2014
June 30, 2014

Water Pipeline Designed to Surf Seismic Waves
Flexible joints and an articulated vault will allow a water pipeline in San Francisco to slide, compress and oscillate during an earthquake.

 ENR June 23, 2014
June 23, 2014

Christchurch Post-Quake Rebuild Picks Up Steam
Christchurch, New Zealand, is rebuilding on all fronts following the devastating Canterbury earthquake in February 2011.

 ENR June 16, 2014
June 16, 2014

Clean Coal: Is Carbon Capture and Storage Fossil Fuels' Best Hope?
New EPA standards for new powerplants are causing utilities some angst, but even they agree CCS is important.

 ENR June 09, 2014
June 09, 2014

Communities Ramp up Tornado Defenses
Building societies are publishing tornado-resistant design requirements, oversight and guidance for the first time.

 ENR June 02, 2014
June 02, 2014

Construction Managers Embrace 4D BIM for Safety
The models can help head off spatial conflicts and safety risks that otherwise might go undetected. But useful models must be updated frequently. That's the rub.

 ENR May 26, 2014
May 26, 2014

Global Construction Race Heats Up
New competition, digitization and compliance issues are reshaping the $6.8-trillion global construction market, forcing industry participants to learn quickly how to pick and deliver projects of ever-increasing complexity. Firms new to the global stage are finding they have little time to play catch-up.

 ENR May 19, 2014
May 19, 2014

ENR's Top 400 Contractors: Applying Lessons Learned
Contractors who ran lean during the recession are sharpening those skills in a growing market.

 ENR May 12, 2014
May 12, 2014

Global Best Projects Awards 2014
Industry veterans selected the Global Best Projects winners as outstanding examples of the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and building internationally. An innovative project built in one of the most extreme environments on Earth was the unanimous choice for Project of the Year.

 ENR May 05, 2014
May 05, 2014

Protests Push the Procurement Process
Public-sector bid challenges have their risks but are generating waves of positive change.

 ENR April 28, 2014
April 28, 2014

The 10 Largest Hotels in the World
The largest hotels are usually resorts that offer their guests a smorgasbord of shopping, dining and recreational choices. They often feature casinos and a full menu of live entertainment.

 ENR April 21, 2014
April 21, 2014

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.

 ENR April 14, 2014
April 14, 2014

The U.S. Energy Policy Finally Emerges
As coal recedes, natural gas and renewables come on strong.

 ENR April 07, 2014
April 07, 2014

Award of Excellence Winner Selkowitz Drives the Nation Toward Better Performing Buildings
Stephen E. Selkowitz's latest brainchild, FLEXLAB, is the culmination of nearly four decades of relentless pursuit of energy efficiency in buildings.

 ENR March 31, 2014
March 31, 2014

Greece Takes Road to Recovery
Despite its huge debts, Greece is in recovery mode. Forecasters expect the stricken European state to start climbing out of its deep recession, and renewed construction of four large, internationally backed highway projects is seen as a sign of new life.

 ENR March 24, 2014
March 24, 2014

Support for Environmental Review Reforms Gains Momentum
A renewed push to streamline project permitting is under way, but several environmental groups are pushing back.

 ENR March 17, 2014
March 17, 2014

Transportation's Next Chapter: Maintenance, Mobility, Money
An era of funding gridlock in Congress has given rise to more creative solutions for funding state and local infrastructure projects.

 ENR March 10, 2014
March 10, 2014

Robots on the Jobsite Advancing in Construction
Robotics are advancing into more complex and varied tasks on jobsites.

 ENR March 03, 2014
March 03, 2014

CONEXPO 2014: Trends To Watch
With around 2,400 vendors packed into an estimated 2.5 million square feet of exhibit space, CONEXPO 2014 is due to be the largest its ever been.

 ENR February 24, 2014
February 24, 2014

Spanish Contractors Expand Worldwide Work Search
Large Spanish contractors faced a turbulent 2013 but ended the year with work portfolios they hope will position them to take advantage of the projected turnaround in the global economy, including roles on record-size wastewater treatment plant and subway megaprojects.

 ENR February 17, 2014
February 17, 2014

The 2013 Best of the Best Projects
These projects have been selected after months of painstaking judging as the best examples of design and construction excellence among completed work in the U.S. between July 2012 and June 2013.

 ENR February 10, 2014
February 10, 2014

Construction Industry Learning Goes Borderless
Architects, engineers and contractors find reward and challenge in adapting internal training to global workplaces.

 ENR February 03, 2014
February 03, 2014

World of Concrete 2014 Sees Smaller Crowds But Cautious Optimism
Cost-saving equipment, sunny economic forecasts and observations from the show floor of World of Concrete 2014.

 ENR January 27, 2014
January 27, 2014

The Top 25 Newsmakers of 2013
Chosen for their innovations and achievements, for giving back to their professions and the public, and for going beyond their day-to-day jobs, ENR Newsmakers represent the very best of the engineering and construction industry. Read the profiles of the Top Newsmakers of 2013.

 ENR January 20, 2014
January 20, 2014

U.K. Crossrail Project Hits Halfway Mark
The construction of tunnels and stations beneath central London as part of a $24-billion Crossrail project has hit the halfway mark on time and budget. The successes are feeding into ongoing planning for over $60 billion worth of high-speed rail.

 ENR January 13, 2014
January 13, 2014

The Year in Construction: Photo Contest 2013
The editors of Engineering News-Record are pleased to present the winners of ENR's The Year in Construction Photo Contest 2013.

 ENR January 06, 2014
January 06, 2014

The 10 Largest-Capacity Hydropower Plants
Hydropower produces 16% of the world's electricity and plays a strong role in satisfying the national energy needs of certain countries.

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