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  1. Canadian Company Proposes to Cut Pipeline Monitoring Costs with Automated Drones

    Developer of automated drone system hopes to challenge the $36-billion pipeline monitoring business with a better, less expensve alternative.
  2. Construction Economics for the Week of April 24, 2017

    ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics
  3. Bidders Shortlisted as Oroville Dam Work Schedule is Set

    In a race to fix the damaged Oroville Dam’s main spillway by November, California Dept. of Water Resources, the operator of the country’s tallest dam, is going to bid with a 65%-complete design that breaks recovery efforts into three parts, with an ultimate goal of doubling the main spillway’s release

  4. State Dept. Plans 6 More Embassy Contracts This Year

    The State Dept. is pushing forward with its embassy construction program, expecting to award contracts this year to build four new facilities and renovate two others.

  5. US Push To Bolster Maritime Law Could Hurt O&G and Wind Sectors

    The changes are proposed by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency.
  6. Product Snapshot: Metal-Cutting Saw and Concrete Vibrator

    The CX750D excavator weighs 79.15 tons and boasts 75,090 lb of digging force.
  7. Construction Economics for the Week of April 17, 2017

    ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics
  8. Pulse: Project News for the Week of April 17, 2017

    Project News from Dodge Data & Analytics for the Week of April 17, 2017
  9. How 'Normal' Activities Led to Three Fatal Construction Accidents

    At these jobsites, sloppy practices seem to have been routine, or normalized, and deadly.
  10. When the Safety Danger Signals Are Misread

    When an intense construction fire shut down one of Pittsburgh’s busiest bridges last September, fire trouble had not been completely unexpected.

  11. $6B Cost Estimate Increase Imperils U.S. Nuclear Projects

    Westinghouse Electric Co.’s recent realization of more than $6 billion in additional costs related to completing construction of two U.S. nuclear projects forced the firm to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on March 29.

  12. Trump Talks Up Infrastructure With Unions

    President Trump continues to court construction unions, telling the North America’s Building Trades Unions annual legislative conference that he wants to rebuild infrastructure, streamline project permitting and reduce undocumented labor.

  13. DC Metro Chief Defends Track Repair Blitz

    The head of Washington, D.C.’s beleaguered Metrorail system recently told Congress his agency “had to move and move quickly” in launching an accelerated infrastructure maintenance program in 2016, despite lacking a budget or management plan to guide what could be a $118-million effort to restore the 118-mile system.

  14. Victaulic Dives Into Virtual Reality-Aided Design

    While thinking up new workflows for designing mechanical systems, Amanda Comunale is making sure that her team members are spending enough time in virtual reality.
  15. Bechtel Picks Point-Cloud Software To Verify As-Builts

    Getting the most out of point-cloud jobsite scans is a perennial issue, and Bechtel is looking to a small startup for answers.