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2/16/2018

Construction will begin in April on a new terminal at Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey approved the project, and Tutor Perini/Parsons has been awarded the $1.41 billion contract.

2/16/2018

Innovation in the supply chain is necessary and only occurs when the right thinking and plan are in place, says Kristi Montgomery of Kenco. She says several steps have to happen within the organization prior to innovation occurring, including breaking down silos and looking beyond costs.

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2/16/2018

Retail secondary market sales have been growing at about 7.5% per year, according to Zac Rogers of Colorado State University, with goods being resold at a discount by retailers, offloaded to liquidation platforms or discarded. "The good retailers have been through this for many years and they've improved their processing," leading to up to 50% of holiday returns being restocked, says Tony Sciarrotta, executive director of the Reverse Logistics Association.

2/16/2018

Are you a student or do you work with students who might have a breakthrough idea in infrastructure? The proposal with the greatest potential will win the ASCE Innovation Contest's Best Student Innovation Award, and student winners will be offered first and/or second round interviews for possible internships. Ready your entry now; deadline is March 1.

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2/16/2018

ASCE's Guided Online Courses will teach you the fundamentals of construction cost estimating, or of traditional and alternative project delivery methods, in six weeks. Take in each week's video lectures, asynchronous exercises, and online discussions with classmates on your schedule. Both courses begin March 12. Get details and register.

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2/16/2018

Lyft will invest $270,000 in a partnership with the Baltimore Bike Share to provide five transportation hubs over a three-year period. The hubs would include bike docking stations as well as drop-off and pick-up locations for Lyft services.

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2/16/2018

Jobless claims remained under the 300,000 threshold associated with a strong labor market for another week, with initial claims for unemployment benefits hitting 230,000 for the week ending Feb. 10, per the Labor Department. The jobless rate is at 4.1%, a 17-year low.

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2/16/2018

Demand for skyscrapers is increasing globally, prompting developers to seek out better testing against intense conditions such as hurricane-force winds. To test the durability of the glass facade on tall buildings, the Construction Research Laboratory works to simulate severe weather conditions in a sealed test chamber in Miami.

2/16/2018

Solar panel-maker SunPower reported higher-than-anticipated quarterly revenue and profits. The company is working to lessen the blow from the newly imposed tariffs on imports by reducing expenses and expanding its international businesses, while also seeking an exemption from the new tariffs.

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2/16/2018

As regulations ease and technology continues to improve, the use of drones for monitoring and reporting on construction projects is steadily increasing. Here are just three of the most popular ways drones can be used on construction worksites.

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