The National Trust has conferred National Treasure status on Wisconsin's Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory domes. Needed repairs likely will focus on mitigating water leakage, because "[c]oncrete can last forever, or for a very long time" if not exposed to moisture, says Bruce Kaskel of Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates.
Construction appears to have stalled at the massive American Dream Meadowlands project in New Jersey, and the developer, Triple Five, has given no indication when or if it will resume work. The developer has delayed a bond sale to fund the project, and the contractor for the project, PCL Construction, has no comment.
Sound Transit board members approved a $225 million increase in the contact for Kiewit-Hoffman to build 7 miles of the track between Seattle and Bellevue, Wash., along Interstate 90. One reason for the increase: the technical challenges engineers face in building the track over a floating bridge.
Building homes with insulating concrete forms is catching on in the US, in part because of what they contribute to weather resistance and energy-efficiency. Katie Sullivan looks at the benefits of such construction and explores some particular structures.
There is a disconnect between what managers believe motivates employees and what actually motivates them, writes Susan Fowler. Managers will often ascribe their motivations and beliefs to others, she notes, and oftentimes organizational constructs prevent managers from directly affecting pay, title or bonuses.
Two years ago, the State Department said the Keystone XL pipeline wasn't in the nation's best interests, but it has reversed that decision, and the Trump administration issued a permit for it today. However, the $8 billion project still faces litigation.
This convention session will provide understanding on the impact of time, temperature, and drum revolutions on the performance of ready-mixed concrete during production and placement of concrete during hot weather. Learn more.