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February 1, 2013
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  • Workers begin work on safety measures at PortMiami tunnel
      
    Source: WPLG-TV
    Crews have started work on safety measures at the PortMiami tunnel, as they apply fire-resistant coating to all the concrete from the pavement, up the walls to the ceiling. Jet fans have been installed and can reverse the air flow in an emergency. A pedestrian walkway is being built, and five cross passages are being excavated for emergency evacuations. The project is expected to be finished in May 2014. WPLG-TV (Miami) (1/30) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story

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  Technology & Trends  
 
How to Achieve IT Agility: A Survival Guide for IT Decision Makers
When business teams add new apps and services to already-strained networks, IT departments are accountable for making everything work. Is your team ready for this challenge? Read this eGuide to learn how IT teams are automating their networks, why they're utilizing Ethernet fabrics and SDN, and what success looks like as they regain network control and business relevance.

  Sustainability & Green Building  
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  • Firms look for ways to deal with green-guarantee demands
    As demand for "green" buildings rises, so do demands that contractors, engineers and architects guarantee their work. However, it's tough to guarantee performance or sustainability once the project is over and you no longer have any control, and there are no insurance companies that insure guarantees. This piece offers some ways to compromise, but in the end, "parties should be careful about what they promise if they're not 100% sure they can deliver," says Ryan Manies, an attorney and architect with Polsinelli Shughart. Engineering News-Record (2/4) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  Leadership & HR  
  • 3 reasons you shouldn't flip out
    Too many bosses throw epic tantrums when things don't go their way, writes Scott Eblin. Freaking out will certainly get your workers' attention, but at the cost of lost productivity, a more toxic business culture, and a sharp decline in your employees' enthusiasm and energy. "When the freak out is an executive's go to move, the people around him or her eventually disengage," Eblin warns. EblinGroup.com/Next Level Blog (1/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
 
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  • Concrete Industry Management program announces items for 2013 auction at World of Concrete
    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 the list of donated items for their eighth annual Auction at the World of Concrete. The Auction is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 6 in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent Auction will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the live Auction begins at 1 p.m.

    "Thanks to the tremendous response from the industry, we anticipate having the best CIM Auction ever," said Michael Philipps, chairman of the CIM Auction. "In addition to our signature concrete mixer truck donated by Mack Trucks, Inc. and McNeilus Company, we have a variety of equipment, materials, software packages, safety equipment and tools available. Cement will be a hot item again this year, and concrete contractors should be excited about the number of items we have for them in the Auction." Learn more.

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