Bjarke Ingels Group has designed a mixed-use development which, if it comes to fruition, would put the proposed Miami Produce Center on stilts and place a garden on the roof. The project would encompass roughly 1.3 million square feet and would include residences, offices and hotel space.
Want to stage an event that will excite kids about a civil engineering career? An ASCE eLearning webinar, "Pre-College Outreach Best Practices: Event Planning," will offer all you need to know, including how to tap resources such as the movie Dream Big: Engineering Our World. The free exclusive for Society members takes place Thursday, Aug. 30, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Register today.
Job growth in Connecticut has slowed down in part "because people didn't believe Connecticut would do what it would take to turn its transportation program around," says Gov. Dannel Malloy, who is pressing for more transportation funding. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Ned Lamont has indicated possible receptiveness to truck tolls, and the Republican nominee, Bob Stefanowski, opposes tolls.
Charles Fall, a Democrat from Staten Island, N.Y., running for the state legislature, has created a seven-point transportation plan. It calls for two-way tolling on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and suggests that the legislature take up a "broad" congestion pricing proposal.
Building your online reputation only takes a few minutes a day, writes Holly Chessman. Tips include posting links to articles you've read, following hashtags that align with your interests and following influencers in your industry.
Understanding the perspectives of clients, team members and customers is good business, says Michael Ventura, CEO of Sub Rosa. "When you start to become aware of how to perspective-take and how to train the empathy muscle, you start to discover how your biases have perhaps held you back as a leader," he says.
Connecticut has almost finished a $330 million project to add a travel lane and expand the shoulders of Interstate 84, which officials say will make a 2.7-mile stretch of the highway safer. Three eastbound lanes are expected to open this week, and Gov. Dannel Malloy says westbound lanes should open in September.
The Spiral, a $3.2 billion office tower in the Hudson Yards development in New York City, and the $1.6 billion Washington State Convention & Trade Center Expansion were the two largest construction starts in July, according to ConstructConnect. The company compiled a complete list of high-value starts, with the caveat that large projects can potentially distort construction market projections.
Contour Crafting Corp. has signed a $3 million Department of Defense contract to create a large-scale 3D printer that could be used to rapidly construct buildings for areas affected by natural disasters. The company is performing in-house testing on the technology and preparing for field tests.
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