The Salesforce Transit Center opens in San Francisco on Sunday, but for now it will only serve as a bus station. California's planned bullet train eventually is supposed to run to the transit center, but -- with its timeline and funding uncertain -- it will likely be years before it brings passengers to the station.
The West Virginia Parkways Authority is to finalize next week the sale of $172 million worth of bonds to fund road construction projects. The bonds have the "full pledge of the Parkway Authority's toll revenues," says Parkways Authority General Manager Greg Barr.
Transportation officials say multiple revenue streams, including tolling, will be needed to pay for the Interstate 69 Ohio River Crossing between Indiana and Kentucky. Consultant Brian Aldridge said the RiverLink project in Louisville, Ky., could serve as a model.
Memphis International Airport officials are expected to recommend granting the main contract of a total $245.5 million concourse renovation to Flintco. Updates will include widening the corridor, increasing ceiling heights and adding gates.
Adaptive reuse projects currently aren't tracked, but the CCIM Institute recommends making it a distinct category within the commercial real estate industry. Adaptive reuse takes places in about 1% to 2% of construction projects and can cost contractors 15% to 20% less to build.
Virgin Hyperloop One is planning to build a $500 million research center in a small town in Spain with a population of 480, but it is not looking to build a test track at the facility. The region is home to a number of rail technology companies.
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The idea of diverting a portion of the Mississippi River to wetlands in Louisiana has been discussed for 30 years, and a plan is underway to make the project a reality. "This is not rocket science -- it's a lot harder because it's so complex," says Don Boesch, a marine science professor in Maryland and former marine consortium director in Louisiana.
The STAR process can improve feedback delivery and candidate interviews because it starts by establishing a workplace situation, describes what someone did or didn't do in response and shares the outcome, Bruce Court writes. "You can't take the bias out of the person, but by following the STARs you can take the bias out of the process," he argues.
The easy-to-use ASCE 7 Hazard Tool now delivers even more site-specific loads data when you search. Get serviceability wind speeds and expanded seismic data, displayed as graphs, tables, and comma-separated values. Try the Hazard Tool.
"Meet different people," urges Kristina Swallow. "If we're trying to serve our community’s needs, we need to know who our community is, right?" Get more of the 2018 president's advice as shared with engineering career adviser Anthony Fasano.