Maximize your learning by avoiding shortcuts and trying new things, especially in areas that you typically avoid, writes Jesse Sostrin. "When you look for the easy way, you'll save some time -- but the lack of learning and growth will ultimately limit your progress," he writes.
Construction is expected to start soon on an office tower at a $1.8 billion mixed-use project next to the Dallas Cowboys headquarters in Texas. The building is part of a 242-acre development that also will contain retail, restaurants and entertainment space.
Major League Baseball's Seattle Mariners sought $180 million for improvements to its ballpark, but the King County Council approved $135 million to fix wear and tear on the structure.
Creighton University plans to build a medical school, nursing school and several other health science programs in Arizona as part of a multiphase project. Construction on the 200,000-square-foot, $100 million campus could begin next year, and work is expected to wrap up in 2021.
Three developments teams have submitted proposals for transforming part of St. Paul, Minn.'s riverfront. County staff likely will recommend in November what to do with the former sites of the West Publishing Co. and the Ramsey County jail.
The Atlanta City Council has not yet reached consensus on an incentive package to redevelop the Gulch in downtown Atlanta. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal urged council members to find a compromise on a deal that could be valued at $1.75 billion and bring much-needed development to the area that now features parking lots and train tracks.
The American Society of Civil Engineers' Structural Engineering Institute and the Charles Pankow Foundation have started a $230,000 research initiative to support structural engineering fire safety. The goal is to create guidelines for structural engineers in the US, and a final document could be completed in 2019.
The American Society of Civil Engineers gave Kern County, Calif.'s infrastructure a C on its 2018 Report Card. Among nine categories, the county's lowest grade was a D+ for transit, while bridges received its highest, a B+.