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February 14, 2013News for commercial building design and construction professionals

  • Norway's $24.5B infrastructure plan includes 2 unique structures
    Construction of a floating bridge and floating tunnel along the E39 coastal highway in Norway is part of the country's $24.5 billion infrastructure program. The nearly 2.5-mile-long bridge is expected to achieve the world record for the longest floating span, while the tunnel, also about 2.5 miles long, would be the first of its kind in the world. The bridge project should set a new benchmark in construction design, according to government engineers. Engineering News-Record (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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Products, Innovation & Technology:  Water, sewer, schools on the "Fix-It-First" agenda  (More stories below ...)

Sustainability & Green Building:  10 ways to manage urban density 

Advancing Your Career:  Take ownership of your career  (More stories below ...)

News from CSI:  FRIDAY -- Registration deadline for CDT Bootcamp  (More stories below ...)


  Products, Innovation & Technology 
  • Water, sewer, schools on the "Fix-It-First" agenda
    Water and sewer systems could be closer to necessary upgrades, and schools closer to modernization, if President Barack Obama's priorities are given attention by Congress. In his State of the Union address, Obama talked about "an aging infrastructure badly in need of repair." Analysts point out that because 85% of U.S. residents get their water from systems owned or managed by government entities and a great many of those systems are obsolete, water should be at the top of the investment list. Obama wants to move ahead with public-private partnerships that would help create "modern ports to move our goods, modern pipelines to withstand a storm, modern schools worthy of our children." Bloomberg Businessweek (2/14), Education Week (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • $1.4B Cricket Valley power plant in N.Y. gets approval
    A proposal to build a $1.4 billion, 1,000-megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in Dutchess County, N.Y., has been approved by the state's Public Service Commission. The Cricket Valley project, which is slated to begin in 2014, is expected to create 300 construction jobs. Reuters (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Sustainability & Green Building 
  • 10 ways to manage urban density
    A report from the Urban Land Institute highlights "10 Principles for Livable, High-Density Cities" that can help cities worldwide become more livable and sustainable. The report reflects Singapore’s integrated model of planning and development. Some principles include: planning for long-term growth, prioritizing green transport and construction options, and "[b]lending nature into the city." Natural Resources Defense Council/Switchboard blog (2/13) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Advancing Your Career 
  • Take ownership of your career
    Professionals headed toward becoming great leaders will reach a point in their careers where they adopt an "owner's mindset," writes leadership coach Amy Jen Su. To get closer to this point, take full responsibility for everything that happens to you and start bringing a unique vision and energy to work projects. Start asking yourself, "if I were the partner or appointed lead, what call would I make?" she writes. The Huffington Post/The Blog (2/12) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Every résumé must answer this question
    Your résumé needs to showcase the things that make you great, not the menial tasks you performed at your last job, Shannon Smedstad writes. "Why are you better than the 100 other people who’ve applied for the same job opportunity? That’s the information you need to include on your resume," she writes. Blogging4Jobs (2/11) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  News from CSI 
  • FRIDAY -- Registration deadline for CDT Bootcamp
    CDT Bootcamp March 1 in Dallas
    Credit: 7.0 AIA CEHs, 7.0 PDHs

    Instructor Marc Chavez, CSI, CCS, CCCA, AIA, SCIP assoc, will prepare you for the Construction Documents Technology (CDT) Exam in this fast-paced, intensive, one-day seminar. This seminar will examine the use of construction documents from conception, through design and construction and facility management. You will review the primary documents used for the exam and the fundamental knowledge they contain. Participants will also review some of the latest trends in construction including sustainability, Building Information Modeling and Integrated Project Delivery. Final registration deadline is Friday. Learn more, or register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Register for CSI Certification exams
    CSI is the construction community’s authority on communication and construction documentation. Through CSI’s Certification Program, you can develop a conceptual understanding of the entire construction process and concrete skills in:
    • Construction documentation development and administration
    • Specification writing and enforcement
    • Product research and sourcing
    • Communication with the design and contracting teams
    Exams will be offered April 1 to 27. Final registration deadline is Feb. 28. Learn more, or register now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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