About 5,000 pounds of explosives helped demolish the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, and the site will be soon be home to a 13-acre park and entertainment venue called the Home Depot Backyard. The stadium was no longer needed after construction of the $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Bluefield Research says private companies in the US invested or have plans for $2 billion in water projects during the first half of 2017 and expects that trend will continue. Some people are skeptical that private investment is the best solution for the nation's aging water systems.
Congress is trying to formulate and pass a tax package before Christmas, and President Donald Trump said Monday that his administration will unveil a guideline of infrastructure principles soon after that. The guidelines would serve as a "building block" for any legislation.
Whirlpool, a 106-year-old company, is constantly changing and moving into new sectors, which makes its already complex supply chain even more demanding. The company has numerous initiatives and priorities aimed at improvement including regularly evolving the supply chain through upgrades and through its World Class Manufacturing and Sales and Operations Planning efforts.
Maersk Line says it will expand its current program to provide trade financing to its customers by extending financing to its customers' suppliers as well. The company says it can grant loans faster than banks.
Architecture, engineering and construction professionals gathered in Las Vegas for the Autodesk University event to discuss the future of technology in the industry. Five takeaways from the event were: Don't discount what you can learn from international projects; build smarter; watch for innovation in transportation; understand that automation is an opportunity; and embrace collaboration as the key to success.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held recently for a $3.7 billion project that will expand Interstate 66 in Virginia to create two tolled and three free lanes in each direction. Express Mobility Partners is working on the public-private partnership, with the goals of reducing congestion and decreasing travel time.
The Chicago suburb of Bartlett is revamping its downtown area based on a transit-oriented development blueprint, which emphasizes pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly areas. "We want to see lights on in downtown Bartlett on Friday night and Saturday night," said Roberta Grill, Bartlett's assistant community development director.
Priority is often assigned to the arms and legs disabled by a stroke, leaving the patient's hands for later. But now researchers in Texas are working with soft robotics that can uniquely mimic the highly intricate movements of fingers and thumbs and provide more timely hand therapy.
Construction companies may have strict and well-observed safety rules but could still lack plans for a crisis. Susan Shelby and Peter Hillan explain how to prepare for the inevitable by spelling out potential risks as well as roles, protocols and communications processes to provide for rapid and ethically sound responses in these challenging situations.
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