10 years later, did the Big Dig deliver?

10 years later, did the Big Dig deliver?

29 December 2015

To everything there is a season, and a 10th anniversary — in Big Dig lore, the 2006 opening of the Albany Street ramps marked its completion — is a time for taking stock.
Source: The Boston Globe 

Construction Industry Leaders: Full Tilt Into the Future

Construction Industry Leaders: Full Tilt Into the Future

03 December 2015

If you’ve seen Back to the Future, you might remember that the mid-1980s movie franchise pegged 2015 as “the future”. Here we are. Obviously things didn’t pan out quite like Hollywood imagined. Not only are cars still rolling on four wheels, we rely on roads, bridges and every other form of infrastructure more than ever.
Source: FieldLens.com

Congressional negotiators agree to 5-year, $305B highway bill

Congressional negotiators agree to 5-year, $305B highway bill

02 December 2015

Congressional negotiators from the Senate and House have agreed to a $305 billion, five-year highway bill. This newly agreed-upon bill knocks one year and $20 billion off the House’s measure, but it still should send a signal to the industry that stability is waiting in the wings. In addition, the nation's infrastructure needs a reliable flow of funds. In fact, in a recent USA Today editorial, Brendan Bechtel, president of the Bechtel Group, implored federal and state officials to prioritize the nation’s "crumbling" infrastructure.

Prince Philip visits Crossrail site

Prince Philip visits Crossrail site

23 November 2015

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh is shown around the new Crossrail station taking shape 30 metres below Farringdon in London, where he met some of the apprentices, construction workers and engineers delivering the station on November 4, 2015 in London, United Kingdom.
Source: Rail Magazine

Bechtel Enka opens first section of Pristina-Skopje motorway

Bechtel Enka opens first section of Pristina-Skopje motorway

09 November 2015

The first part of the €600 million Arber Dzaferi motorway between Pristina, the capital of Kosovo and Skopje in Macedonia, has opened to traffic. US-Turkish consortium Bechtel Enka is contractor for the 60km road that will eventually link Pristina, capital of the former Serbian province Kosovo, and the city of Skopje, capital of Macedonia, a former Yugoslav republic.
Source: World Highways

Bechtel engineer shares advice on microgrid design

Bechtel engineer shares advice on microgrid design

04 November 2015

Microgrids are still at the point where the benefits and potential pitfalls need to be weighed, Henrik Johansen, assistant chief engineer at Bechtel Infrastructure & Power told us recently in an exclusive interview. These grids are typically smaller than 10 MWs.​
Source: Smart Grid Today

How super low natural gas prices are reshaping how we get our power

How super low natural gas prices are reshaping how we get our power

28 October 2015

Oil isn’t the only fossil fuel that is selling at quite cheap levels at the moment in the United States.  U.S. natural gas prices plunged briefly below $ 2 per million Btu (British thermal units), lower than they have been since early 2012.
Source: Washington Post