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January 29, 2013
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  • Second batch of Seattle's SR 520 bridge pontoons floated
    The second batch of pontoons built for Seattle's new state Route 520 floating bridge started the journey from Tacoma to Lake Washington on Monday. The six concrete pontoons, which are 50 feet to 60 feet wide and roughly 100 feet long, were pulled two at a time from the Blair Waterway dock. They are among the 77 pontoons for the bridge that is slated for completion by July 2015. The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Work restarts on Las Vegas' SkyVue observation wheel
    A 45-day work stoppage at the Las Vegas site of the SkyVue observation wheel has ended, now that funding for the project has been secured. Various parts of the wheel are expected to start arriving in May, including two 12-foot, 26,400-pound bearings. The steel wheel will sport a 350-ton main wheel axle, and 50,000-square-foot LED screens will be supported by the wheel's steel components. (Las Vegas) (1/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What's your big idea?
    Leaders need to have a big, bold vision that others can rally around, writes Karen Kang. That's the best way to burnish your personal brand and to get the most out of your workers, Kang writes. "The measure of your success is not just what others are saying about you, but in the impact you are making on the world," she writes. ThoughtLeaders blog (1/23) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Policy Watch  
  • Bipartisan Senate group tackles immigration reform
    A bipartisan group of senators has proposed a legislative framework on immigration that would provide a "tough but fair" pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers in the country. In addition, it's expected that "border enforcement, employer enforcement, [and] handling the future flow of legal immigration (including temporary agriculture workers and high-skilled engineers)" will be addressed. A bill could be drafted in March and voted on in the Senate before the August recess. The New York Times (tiered subscription model) (1/25), The Wall Street Journal (1/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  ACI News  
  • Concrete Industry Management program announces sports and travel packages for 2013 Auction
    The Concrete Industry Management program -- a business intensive program that awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management -- is pleased to announce sports and travel packages available for its eighth annual Auction at the World of Concrete. The Auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the North Hall, Room N262, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent Auction is held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live Auction begins at 1 p.m. Learn more. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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