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Salini Impregilo Expects U.S. Acquisition To Cut Risk, Raise Profit Margins

One afternoon this May, a group of journalists and market analysts convened in London at the Royal Society headquarters in Carleton House to hear the CEO of Salini Impregilo unveil the Italian engineering and construction conglomerate’s strategy for the next four years.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:21:00 -0400

Amtrak Picks Freight-Rail Vet As New CEO; Transit Guru Dies at 80

Charles Moorman is passenger network's new chief; Robert Kiley revamped three major urban systems.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:15:00 -0400

Spanish Firm FCC Bids Abroad As Home Workload Slows
The Aug. 7 completion of the world’s largest concrete-arch railroad bridge, which reaches 384 meters, at the Alcantara reservoir in western Spain adds another link in the nation’s big and growing high-speed network.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 14:00:00 -0400

Evolving Technologies Offer New Tool for Disaster Prep
Social media, mobile devices, apps and drones are finding new roles helping stakeholders—such as construction companies and their personnel and jobsites—who have assets at risk when they confront shifting disasters, such as hurricanes and wildfires.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:25:00 -0400

Product Snapshot: Jobsite Camera and Cordless Rotary Hammer

Oxblue’s Solar-Powered Construction Camera’s solar panel and battery package has been redesigned to be lighter and easier to install on poles.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:19:00 -0400

Nashville International Airport Installs Geothermal Energy System
Nashville International Airport has turned a former quarry on the site into the water source for a lake plate geothermal cooling system that is cutting energy consumption by more than 50%.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:30:00 -0400

Haunted by Grim Statistics on Megaprojects

Brendan Bechtel, soon to be chief executive of the engineering and construction company that bears his family’s name, sounded an alarm about the industry’s performance on megaprojects with words as plainly spoken as any you will hear at a conference.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:58:00 -0400

When Toll Road Traffic Flows Fall Short
Bankruptcy of Texas’ first public-private highway venture puts focus on user projections.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 10:00:00 -0400

The Measured Mile: The Ultimate Arbiter of Construction Production
Measure the Mile in building construction through data based reporting.

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 00:00:00 -0400

Terex Gets Antitrust Approval for Sale of Unit to Konecranes

In the latest development following an abandoned merger between two major global equipment makers, U.S.-based equipment maker Terex Corp. has received approval from antitrust regulators in the U.S. and the European Union to sell its material-handling and port solutions (MHPS) business unit to Finnish-based Konecranes.

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:16:00 -0400

Popular Technology Has Life-Saving Side Benefit: Hurricane Preparation

Technology tools developed over the last handful of years bring some oft-overlooked lifesaving benefits to builders in coastal states. Most platforms in the digital world, from drones to social media, can double as powerful tools for hurricane and disaster preparations. 

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 15:35:00 -0400

Lack of Wastewater Treatment Puts Black Eye on Rio Olympics

The 2016 Summer Olympics boating and swimming events have put an international spotlight on a long-running problem in Rio de Janeiro—untreated sewage and trash are clogging up bays and waterways.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 12:00:00 -0400

Global Builder Will Cut Greenhouse-Gas Emissions 20% by 2020

AECOM announced Aug. 10 that it has made a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions across its global operations by 20%, normalized by revenue, by 2020.

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 11:00:00 -0400

ARA Forecasts US Rental Revenue To Exceed $57B in 2020

In a sign that the trend toward equipment renting is not slowing down, the American Rental Association says the rental industry can expect a compound annual growth rate of 4.9% over the next few years. ARA’s five-year forecast predicts that U.S. rental revenue will top $57 billion in 2020, a significant increase over the $47.6 billion estimated for 2016.

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 17:00:00 -0400

Fifty Global Builders Set to Bid on Big Israeli Housing Program
Country will choose six to expedite needed residential construction.

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:00:00 -0400

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california construction news

Latest Top (25) News

Coordination Critical on Shared Downtown Los Angeles Site

It’s common knowledge that fast-tracked construction comes with scheduling and logistical risks, even for a single-building project.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 18:00:00 -0400

People: California

David Lundgren Jr. has been hired as a principal in Stantec’s San Francisco office, where he will lead the environmental practice.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:48:00 -0400

Snapshot: California

Swinerton project accountant Thea Hem took this iPhone photo, which shows the dramatic scale of the Trinity Venus sculpture by Lawrence Argent in San Francisco.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:32:00 -0400

Pulse: California

The San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District will accept bids through Aug. 2 for the Earthquake Safety Program Transbay Tube (TBT) Internal Retrofit.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:21:00 -0400

Diverse Work Boosts Centenarian's Revenue
From skyscrapers in San Francisco and Los Angeles to high-technology facilities, Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Co. has earned a reputation for taking on tough jobs during its 100 years in California.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 14:23:00 -0400

Growing Revenue, Strong Backlogs Keep Contractors Buzzing

The construction boom in California continues to widen to a scale hard to imagine just a few years ago.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:46:00 -0400

City Scoop: Sacramento

The Sacramento market “has improved significantly during the past year as the economy gains strength and the housing market makes a steady comeback,” says Teri Jones.

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 13:07:00 -0400