10 industries further along in AI than construction and will increase AI spending over next three years.

How AI And Machine Learning Could Transform Construction

25 January 2019

Anyone who uses Facebook can’t have failed to notice that in recent years it has become rather good at recognizing faces – it is as if the social network has been scrolling through photos of your friends for years and is now as familiar with them as you are. You may find this unsettling or remarkable, but the reality is that this is only the most visible manifestation of the rapid improvements in artificial intelligence under way across the globe – improvements that have, for example, led the US government to announce it is trialing facial recognition systems as a security measure at the White House, and sparked protests – on ethical and privacy grounds – against e-commerce giant Amazon for selling such technology.
 

Source: Building UK

Draft RFP released for next Tank Closure contract at Hanford Site.

DOE Cleanup Office Provides Batch Of Draft RFP Documents For Hanford Tank Contract

24 January 2019

The Energy Department Office of Environmental Management on Friday released the key sections of a draft request for proposals (RFP) for the next Tank Closure Contract at the Hanford Site in Washington state. In particular, the agency is looking for industry feedback on its master indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract option, which it has suggested for the upcoming tank contract.
 

Source: ExchangeMonitor

Bechtel is one of several partners on the LLNL contract.

UC Official Tapped To Lead Livermore Weapons Programs

23 January 2019

A senior official at the University of California has been picked to lead nuclear weapons programs at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory effective Feb. 4, the Department of Energy facility said Tuesday. Kimberly Budil will be principal associate director…”

Source: ExchangeMonitor

Downstream 2019 brings together 10000+

Attendees Of Downstream 2019 Set To Triple

22 January 2019

Downstream 2019 will be taken to an entirely new level in Houston, Texas, in June 2019, with the number of attendees set to triple previous numbers. It will bring together 10 000+ downstream professionals to create the first-ever one-stop shop for anyone across the petrochemical, chemical, refining and LNG value chains.”
 

Source: Hydrocarbon Engineering

FERC grants final EIS on Driftwood LNG project

Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG Export Terminal Secures Final EIS From FERC

21 January 2019

The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has issued the final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for Tellurian’s Driftwood LNG, a proposed liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facility, and its associated pipeline project on the US Gulf Coast. The Driftwood LNG project, which is estimated to see an investment of $13-16bn, will be built near Lake Charles in Louisiana.
 

Source: Compelo

Saudi Arabia exploring sustainable water project

Ways Saudi Arabia Is Looking To Save Water

14 January 2019

With Saudi Arabia ranking among the top five countries in the world in terms of water scarcity, the Kingdom is changing the way it produces, uses and distributes water to ensure sustainable growth. One of its key initiatives is the Red Sea Project, a luxury tourism destination with islands, nature and culture, which aims to set a new standard of sustainable development by optimizing its power, potable and sewage water, as well as solid waste.

 

Source: Arab News

Bechtel offers simulated training on the handling and disposal of mustard gas at Pueblo's Airport Industrial Park.

A Diamond In The Rough

13 January 2019

I recently took a tour of one of Pueblo’s biggest employment centers. And it had been hiding in plain sight from me since I moved here about a year and a half ago.

Source: La Junta (CO) Tribune-Democrat

Bechtel Innovation Design Center offers entrepreneurial resources through the Purdue Foundry

Central Information Website For The Global Seed Industry

11 January 2019

Purdue University hit a milestone in startup creation in 2018 with 223 startups, more than $350 million in funding and investments generated and more than 300 new jobs, officials announced today (Jan. 10). Purdue has a 150-year history of producing world-class research.

Source: SeedQuest

NNSA facilities aging

NNSA Leader Looks To The Next 75 Years For Our "Secret Cities"

09 January 2019

More than 50 percent of our facilities throughout the NNSA complex are more than 40 years old and 30 percent of them were built in the Manhattan Project age,’ Gordon-Hagerty said. ‘Under the 2018 Nuclear Posture Review, the Trump Administration and the U.S. Government, supported by Congress, is undertaking a major modernization program across all of the infrastructure throughout NNSA as well as the Department of Energy.
 

Source: Department of Energy

Bechtel recently signed contracts in Africa

Trump’s Power Africa Initiative

09 January 2019

China has strong ambitions regarding the continent of Africa. It wants it as a type of “Bread Basket” to provide food for its 1 billion+ citizens.

Source: Hudson Valley