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March 1, 2013
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  • Court ruling clears way for Calif. high-speed rail project to begin
    A lawsuit that sought to block California from building a high-speed train along the Caltrain corridor has been dismissed, clearing the way for the state to begin construction on the project as early as July. "This is an important ruling and testament to the fact that the authority is committed to delivering the high-speed rail project in accordance with the law and in partnership with the public," said Jeffrey Morales, CEO of the California High-Speed Rail Authority. "We continue to move forward to start construction this summer and begin creating thousands of jobs." San Jose Mercury News (Calif.) (free registration) (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Plans advance for $1.3B La. methanol plant
    South Louisiana Methanol plans to build a $1.3 billion methanol production plant, which the company said will be the largest methanol production plant in North America. Work on the facility, located in St. James Parish, La., is slated to begin by year's end and expected to be operational by mid-2016. The Advocate (Baton Rouge, La.) (2/28) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • What's inside the hidden tunnel of Calif.'s Bay Bridge
    The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in California features a tunnel beneath the roadway, and the 1.7-mile corridor houses a network of seismic fail-safes along with a power substation and lines for water and sewage. "There's a lot of engineering that went into this bridge that people haven’t seen and won't see," said Andrew Gordon, a Bay Bridge spokesman. KPIX-TV (San Francisco) (2/27) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • The underrated leadership quality of resilience
    Resilience -- physical, emotional and spiritual -- often means the difference between having a great idea and bringing that idea to fruition, writes John McKinley, manager of the Global Fellows Program at Acumen Fund. "We need to remain focused on building leaders who have the resilience to face stubborn problems head on for lasting social impact," McKinley writes. Harvard Business Review online/HBR Blog Network (2/26) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Free ASCE eLearning Webinar: Careers in Structural Engineering
    Structural engineers are at the forefront of designing the world's most impressive structures, from the tallest buildings to the longest bridges. They work to design the safe, sustainable, and efficient structures in which we all live, work, play, travel over and rely on each day. Join the leaders of ASCE's Structural Engineering Institute for a live webinar geared to students and younger members on career paths and employment opportunities in structural engineering. Get your questions answered live and learn more about how SEI can assist in launching your career. This eLearning Webinar, free for ASCE members only, will be held Wednesday, March 13, from 3-4 p.m. ET. Sign up now. LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Civil Engineering online exclusive: Florida’s Outdated I-395 to Get Safety, Visual Upgrade
     ASCE Civil Engineering magazine online
    Florida has big plans to rebuild an outdated section of I-395 to bring the expressway up to current safety standards and improve its aesthetics, including the addition of an impressive new signature span. See the renderings for Miami, then explore more fascinating articles at LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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