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Walter P Moore Expanding in Chicago Market

Civil + Structural Engineer

Walter P Moore announces the expansion of its Structures Group with the addition of structural engineering services in Chicago. “This strategic move emphasizes our commitment to geographical growth, allowing us to better serve our clients and meet the evolving needs of the industry,” said Dilip Choudhuri , President and CEO. Leading the new offering in Chicago is Brian McElhatten , who brings with him an impressive 25-year career in the city.

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Stonehenge Tunnel | Judge quashes legal challenge against DCO decision

New Civil Engineer

Campaigners’ case against the government’s decision to green light the £1.7bn Stonhenge Tunnel has been quashed by a High Court judge. The post Stonehenge Tunnel | Judge quashes legal challenge against DCO decision appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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John Deere and Leica Geosystems Partner to Bring New Solutions to the Construction Industry

Civil + Structural Engineer

John Deere SmartGrade with Leica Geosystems technology and software will be available for purchase in 2024. Moline, USA – Today, John Deere announced a strategic partnership with Leica Geosystems , part of Hexagon, to help accelerate the digital transformation of the heavy construction industry. The partnership between John Deere and Leica Geosystems will leverage the strengths of both companies to bring new technologies and services to construction professionals worldwide.

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Government names new National Highways chair

Construction News

Sir Gareth Rhys Williams has been appointed as chair of roads body National Highways. Williams was announced as chair following a “competitive selection process”. He replaces Dipesh Shah, who stepped down from his role at the end of 2023 when his three-year term came to… The post Government names new National Highways chair appeared first on Construction News.

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Optimize Operational Processes With an Industry-Specific ERP

As the use of Enterprise Resource Planning systems in the construction industry is critical to optimizing operations, it's critical that decision makers conduct a thorough software evaluation to find the one that best aligns to their needs.

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Funding is now flowing for a type of project that could be overlooked

Civil + Structural Engineer

by Mary Scott Nabers In December, the Federal Highway Administration announced $110 million in grant funding for 19 wildlife crossing projects in 17 states. That may sound like these projects will be small, but that is not the case. This funding is available now through a new pilot project, which was created to support projects that are designed to reduce the number of collisions between wildlife and vehicles.

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How are councils’ funding troubles impacting construction?

Construction News

Council-funded projects face an uncertain future as a once-steady source of work for contractors comes under financial strain. Keith Cooper reports Local authority-led projects to develop, remodel and maintain estates of town halls, leisure centres – and everything in between – feed a steady stream… The post How are councils’ funding troubles impacting construction?

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Hinkley Point C fish protection plans attacked by environmental organisations

New Civil Engineer

Revised plans to protect fish from water intake tubes for the Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant on the Severn Estuary have come under fresh criticism from environmental organisations. The post Hinkley Point C fish protection plans attacked by environmental organisations appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Thompson Pump Announces Distribution Expansion at ARA

For Construction Pros

Wagner Rents is the exclusive, authorized distributor of Thompson Pump and Manufacturing's dewatering and bypass pumps, equipment and services for all of Colorado, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.

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Fehmarnbelt tunnel | How 73,000t elements will be connected to mm precision on seabed

New Civil Engineer

A new video has detailed how the 73,000t concrete elements that will form the 18km immersed tube Fehmarnbelt Tunnel will be precisely assembled to mm precision on the seabed between Germany and Denmark. The post Fehmarnbelt tunnel | How 73,000t elements will be connected to mm precision on seabed appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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$107M contract awarded for Ocean Reef infrastructure delivery

Roads Online

The contract for works on the Ocean Reef Marina Development in Western Australia has now been awarded, with Georgiou set to deliver the construction of public infrastructure. The $107 million contract comprises the delivery of public infrastructure such as boat ramps, marine walls, as well as recreational spaces. These works will also include the development of lots for residential, retail and hospitality purposes.

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From Plan to Reality: Unlocking the Power of Aerial Imagery for AEC

Aerial imagery has emerged as a necessary tool for architecture, engineering, and construction firms seeking to improve pre-construction site analysis, make more informed planning decisions, and ensure all stakeholders have access to an accurate visualization of the site to keep the project moving forward. Download our guide and take a deeper look at how aerial imagery can be leveraged to drive project efficiency by reducing unnecessary site visits and providing the accurate details required to

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Opens New HQ

For Construction Pros

The new headquarters will help Hitachi focus on its business network that establishes a direct link to the customer in North America, Central America and South America.

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Cornwall Council ploughs ahead with A39 Camelford Bypass despite cost tripling to £147M

New Civil Engineer

Cornwall Council will submit an addendum to its outline business case (OBC) for the A39 Camelford Bypass to the Department for Transport (DfT) to reflect that the expected cost of the new road has tripled. The post Cornwall Council ploughs ahead with A39 Camelford Bypass despite cost tripling to £147M appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Contractor Spotlight: Buck Brothers Asphalt Paving & Concrete

For Construction Pros

The younger generations often get a bad reputation, but thinking that about the Buck Brothers couldn't be more wrong.

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Choosing the Right Home Window

Civil Engineer Blog

Perhaps among the hardest aspects of constructing a home has to do with design. When trying to build a new home, making a decision when it comes to your interior décor is incredibly difficult, especially if there is nothing for you to compare the various options to. Beginning from the smallest of things such as […] The post Choosing the Right Home Window first appeared on Civil Engineer Blog.

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Major works on $280M Hall Road Upgrade now complete

Roads Online

The Hall Road Upgrade in Victoria is now open, nine months ahead of schedule. Motorists can now use 5.2 kilometres of new lanes and signalised intersections at McCormicks Road, Taylors Road, Western Port Highway, and Evans and Cranbourne-Frankston roads. It’s estimated that 17,000 motorists will use the connection daily. Since construction began in 2022, the project has created more than 850 direct jobs and more than 42,000 tonnes of asphalt has been laid.

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Patience pays off: Embedding patient development and land stewardship into UK placemaking

New Civil Engineer

With the prospect of a general election (most likely) this year, the issues of tax and planning reform are set to be key campaign focuses. To add to what is set to be a politically charged year, the London Mayoral election is scheduled for May.… The post Patience pays off: Embedding patient development and land stewardship into UK placemaking appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Lendlease reports fresh loss as cladding costs bite again

Construction News

Lendlease has reported an A$173m (£89.7m) pre-tax loss in interim results after making further provisions to deal with dangerous cladding in the UK. The publicly listed Australian contractor and developer has put aside a further A$22m (£11.4m) to tackle its historic building-safety liabilities in the… The post Lendlease reports fresh loss as cladding costs bite again appeared first on Construction News.

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Government urged to review defense of undersea cables now considered ‘critical assets’

New Civil Engineer

A think tank is urging the government to review its current defence measures for undersea cables, which other nations are considering “critical” assets and infrastructure. The post Government urged to review defense of undersea cables now considered ‘critical assets’ appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Wirtgen Hamm HC Series VC Compactors

For Construction Pros

The compactors are supplied with heavy-duty tires for rocky terrain, driver's cab and the Easy Drive operating concept all as standard.

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Mastering Business and Financial Modeling for Construction Projects: A Comprehensive Guide

Construction Placements

Mastering Business and Financial Modeling for Construction Projects: A Comprehensive Guide Explore the critical role of business and financial modeling in ensuring the success of construction projects. From strategic planning to leveraging technology, learn how these practices can transform your construction endeavors into profitable ventures. The post Mastering Business and Financial Modeling for Construction Projects: A Comprehensive Guide appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Contractor Spotlight: Buck Brothers

For Construction Pros

The younger generations often get a bad reputation, but thinking that about the Buck Brothers couldn't be more wrong.

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Replacement Circulator Selection for Peak Performance

The Contractor Magazine

The real secret? Pay attention to the performance curve to keep your hydronic system running smoothly.

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Concrete Contractors And Fall Protection

For Construction Pros

Concrete Contractor connected with Aric Getty, global head and vice president of 3M's Personal Safety Division for Hearing and Body Protection for one of the biggest issues on the construction site: fall protection.

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Intelligent and Integrated Energy Systems: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Future

Construction Placements

Intelligent and Integrated Energy Systems: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Future Dive into the world of intelligent and integrated energy systems, where AI, IoT, and renewable resources converge to create a sustainable and efficient future. Discover the latest advancements, challenges, and real-world applications in this transformative field. The post Intelligent and Integrated Energy Systems: Paving the Way for a Sustainable Future appeared first on ConstructionPlacements.

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Back to Basics: Compact Track Loaders As a Rental Choice

For Construction Pros

The first step when deciding which CTLs to rent is to understand how it is going to be used.

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The public wants to make changes to reduce emissions – but it needs support

New Civil Engineer

The UK has made notable progress on reducing carbon emissions over recent decades, decarbonising faster than any other G7 country between 1990 and 2021. But much of this has been done in the background, mainly through decarbonising energy generation. Going forward, a larger proportion of… The post The public wants to make changes to reduce emissions – but it needs support appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES

The Constructor

In this subsection, various energy conservation measures (ECMs) commonly recommended for commercial and industrial facilities are discussed. It should be noted that the list of ECMs presented below is not exhaustive or comprehensive. Rather, it is provided to indicate options that energy auditors can consider during energy analyses. However, it is strongly advised that energy […] The post COMMON ENERGY CONSERVATION MEASURES appeared first on The Constructor.

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Trustee’s View | Delivering sustainable development goals is vital

New Civil Engineer

At the heart of the United Nations (UN) 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all UN member states in 2015, are the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These provide a blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet. The SDGs recognise that ending… The post Trustee’s View | Delivering sustainable development goals is vital appeared first on New Civil Engineer.

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Firm selected to re-envision California airport as a ‘Great Park’

Construction Specifier

Santa Monica Airport (SMO). Photo by Josh Withers/courtesy v2com Design firm Sasaki has been chosen to lead the transformation of Santa Monica Airport (SMO) into a dynamic “Great Park.” The City of Santa Monica granted the request for proposal (RFP) to Sasaki, citing the firm’s expertise in reimagining airports as parks and collaborative work with communities.

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Balfour and Unite sign uni halls deals worth combined £400m

Construction News

Unite Students and Balfour Beatty have signed separate deals to develop university student halls with a combined worth of more than £400m. Balfour Beatty is set to build 1,899 bedrooms with the University of Sussex in a £200m deal, while student-accommodation giant Unite announced a… The post Balfour and Unite sign uni halls deals worth combined £400m appeared first on Construction News.

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Trends in Construction – The Rising Popularity of Plastic Roofing Solutions

UK Construction Blog

The post Trends in Construction – The Rising Popularity of Plastic Roofing Solutions appeared first on UK Construction Blog. The construction industry has always been quick to embrace the latest innovative techniques and materials. This trend was evident with the introduction of plastic roofing materials, which initially found their application limited to niche markets and smaller-scale projects.

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Enel's Best Bet in $300M Osage Nation Wind Farm Dispute Is Negotiation, Says Legal Experts

ENR Construction

Two attorneys with backgrounds in environmental and energy law told ENR the case could serve as a "yellow flag" to other companies that fail to obtain mineral rights for similar wind power projects.

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ESG Data: Innovating Questions in Commercial Building

CCR Magazine

ESG, the shorthand for various Environmental, Social, and Governance initiatives that strive to evaluate an organization’s sustainability and ethical impact, originated as a tool for investors but has spread across various sectors, including commercial construction and development. The emphasis is undoubtedly warranted. The built environment is responsible for 40 percent of energy and process-related CO2 emissions, 50 percent of extracted materials, 30 percent of water consumption, and 35 percen

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Laing dismisses Unite claims about Everton sparks

Construction News

Laing O’Rourke has denied claims from Unite that unqualified electricians are working unsupervised on the £555m Bramley-Moore Dock Stadium for Everton Football Club. The union warned of a risk of “catastrophic damage” occurring after allegedly seeing electricians-mate contracts stating that the junior workers may not be… The post Laing dismisses Unite claims about Everton sparks appeared first on Construction News.

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The Role of the Design-Build Team In Construction Projects

CCR Magazine

The realm of construction has significantly embraced the design-build approach for its capacity to streamline project delivery and promote collaboration among key stakeholders; at its core, this methodology integrates designers and builders into a cohesive team–a unit that works together from project inception through completion. In examining in-depth: we delve into not only what constitutes a design-build team but also how their collaborative efforts drive success within construction proj