Bridge Collapse Kills 10 Construction Workers


A bridge collapse near Bogota, Colombia killed at least ten construction workers Jan. 15. The Chirajara bridge was under construction at not in operation at the time of the incident, CNN reported. According to the Colombian Civil Defense, all the workers killed were performing work on the project's drainage….


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Fish Barrier Removal Reaches Milestone


Two big bridges built. Two more to go. Weather permitting, the extensive and continuing effort to remove barriers to fish on Wildcat Creek in McCleary soon will bring new changes for drivers using both directions of state Route 8. “This is a big effort, so we are immensely grateful for drivers' patience,” said John Romero, a project engineer with the Washington State Department of Transportation….


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Construction News – Work Set for Rapid Transit Bus System in Marion County


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Construction on a rapid transit bus system in Marion County is expected to start this year and begin operations in 2019. The (Franklin) Daily Journal reported from an IndyGo news release that the Red Line will run from Broad Ripple to the University of Indianapolis. IndyGo is Indianapolis' public transit service….


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Product Snapshot: Tool Lanyard and Skid Steer Tweel

Product Snapshot: Tool Lanyard and Skid Steer Tweel


The Super Coil tool lanyard can provide an 18-ft-dia working area and retract to only 42 in.


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Construction News – Gov. Larry Hogan Announces $461M Solution for Baltimore Traffic Relief


Delivering on his commitment to provide innovative transportation solutions for all of Maryland, Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Dec. 19 $461 million in new traffic relief initiatives for the Baltimore region, including adding lanes to 27 mi. of highway to alleviate congestion on the Baltimore Beltway (I-695) and I-95….


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Construction News – Pace Construction Improves Route 141 at I-44


Pace Construction Company LLC and its partners are making good on the July 15, 2018 delivery date for the Missouri Department of Transportation's (MODOT) $25 million Route 141 at I-44 Improvement Design-Build Project in St. Louis. The design-build project, which began in June 2016, has Pace working with AECOM Technical Services, Inc., Kuesel Excavating Company, Inc….


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Researcher assesses the environmental footprint of Canadian egg products — ScienceDaily

The whole food movement may be right; consumption of vegan and organic food can be the best choice for reducing environmental impacts, at least if you’re a chicken.

New research findings from UBC’s Okanagan campus show that poultry given vegan organic chicken feed can help to produce eggs with a smaller environmental footprint than those fed non-organic feeds that contain animal by-products.

Ecological economist Nathan Pelletier applied a cradle-to-customer environmental life cycle assessment of Canadian egg and egg product supply chains, with the aim to identify opportunities for system efficiency and environmental improvements. His study showed that relatively few variables–most notably, feed composition–contributed to differences in carbon emission production and resource demand.

“With over 1, 000 registered farms, producing more than 70 million tonnes of eggs annually, Canada’s egg industry is an excellent example of the opportunities and challenges in managing food production systems for sustainability objectives,” says Pelletier who holds both an Endowed Chair in Bio-economy Sustainability Management and the NSERC/Egg Farmers of Canada Industrial Research Chair in Sustainability at UBC Okanagan.

Pelletier’s life cycle assessment of Canadian egg farms considered all of the supply chain activities–from type of feed and housing, to manure management–associated with egg production. His is a very systematic approach, which quantifies the flows of materials, energy, and emissions associated with activities all along the supply chain.

Pelletier’s findings showed that the type of feed and manure management system had the greatest influence on environmental impacts of all the variables examined. Organic feed derived from non-livestock sources, required fewer resources and had lower emissions than conventional feed.

“Canadian egg farming is highly diverse. Farms range in size from several hundred hens to more than 400,000, and farm-level efficiencies vary,” says Pelletier. “There is a large gap between the laggers and leaders in terms of environmental performance. This is where the opportunity to improve lies.”

This is the first national benchmark study of Canadian egg supply chains and Pelletier believes that it offers important insights for improving the sustainability profile of the industry. “This data will allow supply chain participants to gauge their individual performance relative to national and housing system-specific benchmarks, and to understand how and to what extent they can improve their performance.”

“Our next step is to build a web-based tool that will enable farmers to measure their farm-specific impacts, set goals, and to report and communicate their sustainability performance,” he says. “Ultimately, a reduction in resource use and emissions intensity by over 50 percent nation-wide may be possible.”

Consumption of eggs and egg products in Canada has consistently increased every year since 2010, and poultry and egg products produced here generate more than $1 billion in industry profit.

The study, published in the Journal of Cleaner Production, was supported by funds from the Egg Farmers of Canada.

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United Tech to buy Rockwell Collins for $30 billion, combine aerospace operations

(Reuters) – Aerospace supplier United Technologies Corp (UTX.N) has struck a $30 billion agreement to buy avionics and interiors maker Rockwell Collins Inc (COL.N), the companies said on Monday, in a deal that bulks up UTC’s power with plane makers by creating one of the world’s largest makers of civilian and defense aircraft components.

Farmington, Connecticut-based United Technologies will pay $140 per share for Rockwell Collins, split between $93.33 per in cash and $46.67 in stock, according to the companies. The price represents a 17.6 percent premium to Rockwell’s $119 share price before news of the talks emerged on Aug. 4.

Shares of Cedar Rapids, Iowa-based Rockwell Collins closed at $130.61 on Friday. U.S. markets were closed on Monday for the Labor Day holiday.

The acquisition price implies a total transaction value of $30 billion, including Rockwell Collins’ debt, and a total equity value of $23 billion. United Tech said it plans to fund the cash portion through debt issuances and cash on hand.

Under the deal, the companies said that Rockwell Collins and UTC’s aerospace systems segment will be combined to create a new business unit named Collins Aerospace Systems.

“This acquisition adds tremendous capabilities to our aerospace businesses and strengthens our complementary offerings of technologically advanced aerospace systems,” UTC’s chairman and chief executive officer, Greg Hayes, said in the statement.

“Together, Rockwell Collins and UTC Aerospace Systems will enhance customer value in a rapidly evolving aerospace industry by making aircraft more intelligent and more connected,” he said.

SUPPLIERS VS PLANEMAKERS

The creation of a new giant in the top echelon of aircraft parts makers comes as planemakers Boeing Co (BA.N) and Airbus SE (AIR.PA) are trying to capture more of the profits earned by their suppliers. Both are pushing suppliers to lower prices and are moving into the high-margin aftermarket arena for parts and services that suppliers now enjoy.

In a move seen as a threat to Rockwell, Boeing said in July that it would build up its own avionics business.

Last week, Airbus urged supplier UTC to stay focused on fixing industrial problems that have delayed new aircraft deliveries.

If plane makers “are going to take more of the aftermarket or demand more of the aftermarket, we’re going to have to think about how we price our products,” Hayes told analysts in July.

By making more of the components needed on each aircraft, analysts say, United Technologies likely will gain some leverage to resist such pressures.

The deal also follows a wave of consolidation among smaller aerospace manufacturers in recent years that was caused in part by the need to invest in new technologies such as metal 3-D printing and connected factories to stay competitive. A combined United Technologies and Rockwell Collins could similarly invest, and their broad portfolios have little overlap.

United Technologies makes Pratt & Whitney jet engines used by Airbus, Bombardier Inc (BBDb.TO), Embraer SA (EMBR3.SA) and other plane makers. It supplies engines for Lockheed Martin Corp’s (LMT.N) F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It also supplies such key components as landing gear, air conditioning systems and engine covers to a wide range of jetliners.

Rockwell Collins is a major avionics supplier to Boeing and Airbus and other plane makers. In April it added passenger seating, cabin interiors, lavatories and galleys through its $6.4 billion acquisition of B/E Aerospace.

The two companies have spent a month trying to reach an agreement, and their combined sales would be more than $62 billion, compared with about $95 billion for Boeing.

United Technologies expects to close the purchase in the third quarter of 2018. The company, with a $94.2 billion market value, also owns Otis Elevator and air conditioner maker Carrier.

Rockwell Collins has a market value of $21.2 billion.

The deal, which includes $7 billion in Rockwell’s debt, is expected to save more than $500 million by the fourth year after its completion, the companies said.

Morgan Stanley & Co LLC was the financial adviser to United Tech, and Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz was its legal adviser.

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and Citigroup Global Markets Inc were Rockwell’s financial advisers, while Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom was its legal adviser.

Reporting by Alwyn Scott and Mike Stone; Additional reporting by Michael Flaherty and Chuck Mikolajczak in New York and Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Leslie Adler

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Construction News – Tunnel Near Mount St. Helens Needs Work to Avert Flood Risks


SEATTLE (AP) – Long-term strategies are needed to deal with the risks of mudflows and flooding left behind by the 1980 Mount St. Helens eruption, according to a report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The most serious threat is at Spirit Lake, which the volcano left plugged by an unstable mass of debris that, if it gave way, would threaten some 50,000 Southwest Washington residents who live downstream….


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Construction Economics for the Week of December 11, 2017



ENR’s 20-city average cost indexes, wages and materials prices. Historical data and details for ENR’s 20 cities can be found at ENR.com/economics


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Construction News – Wednesday Wrap-Up : November 22, 2017


It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:NY Public Library To See $317M RenovationThe main branch of the New York Public Library is undergoing a much needed renovation. The renovation plan will expand the facility by 20 percent and includes renovations such as: new bathrooms, creating spaces for research and educational programs, a new entrance plaza on 40th street, and building a new center for research to aid high school and college students….


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Construction News – Fluor Completes High Priority Power Line in Puerto Rico


Fluor Corporation confirmed Nov. 16 that the company, working under its contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), has completed a high priority 38kv power line near San Juan. This will allow the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority (PREPA) to re-energize lines that serve an area in Carolina that includes residential neighborhoods, a hospital and a branch campus of the University of Puerto Rico….


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Construction News – WVDOH Memorial Honors Those Who Lost Their Lives


Family, friends and coworkers of highway workers, who made the ultimate sacrifice, paid tribute to their memory during the unveiling of the West Virginia Division of Highways Fallen Worker Memorial. The monument outside of the I-77 Williamstown Welcome Center honors the 49 men and women who have been killed in work safety zones since the creation of the State Road Commission in 1921….


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