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6/20/2018

The Commerce Department reported Tuesday that housing starts increased 5% in May, reaching their highest level in almost 11 years and exceeding economists' prediction. The Midwest increased 62.2%, though other regions saw declines.

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6/20/2018

ASCE's On-Site Training provides your team with quality specialized instruction at your office. Seminars cover virtually every specialty and can be designed to meet special requirements. Consider the benefits and set up ASCE On-Site Training.

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6/20/2018

Everyone needs to get from here to there and back. In the latest episode of ASCE Interchange, transportation engineer Veronica O. Davis, P.E., offers suggestions on how to shape the future of transportation.

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6/20/2018

A three-year Ohio study scheduled to begin July 1 will use drones to collect traffic data. James Barna of DriveOhio said, "This project will help us explore the intersection between autonomous and connected vehicles on land and in the air."

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The Partnership for Transportation Innovation and Opportunity was created to educate the public and political leaders about the safety and benefits of autonomous vehicles. The coalition says it differs from other groups in that it focuses on the effects society will experience as autonomous cars become more prevalent.

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6/20/2018

By spending less than an hour each week mapping your job site with drones, you'll gain an entire toolkit to help you and your team work more efficiently, make more informed decisions and communicate with ease. Read more

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6/20/2018

The company hired to build a high-speed transit system between O'Hare International Airport and downtown Chicago would pay for the entire cost of the system and then keep all revenue from fees and other sources. A source said the company can build the system for less than $1 billion, although its methods and technology are new and have yet to be tested.

6/20/2018

Saskatchewan's provincial government is expected to introduce legislation that would add prompt payment requirements to the Builders Lien Act. If passed, the law would make the province the second one after Ontario to require prompt payment of outstanding invoices.

6/20/2018

The Miami-Dade County Commission recently approved plans for the largest mall in the country, the $4 billion American Dream Miami, but the effort comes at a time when malls across the US are struggling. The company behind the project, Triple Five, says the focus is more on entertainment than retail, but some are skeptical the mall will be able to compete with Disney World for tourists.

6/20/2018

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors approved a $2.2 billion plan to replace the old Men's Central Jail with a new facility that will specialize in treating inmates who are medically and mentally ill. The demolition of the current structure will take place in phases, with construction completion anticipated in 2028.