Engineering

New Construction Starts in December Jump 23 Percent; Annual Total for 2012 Advances 6 Percent to $463.6 Billion

McGraw-Hill Construction - 1 hour 38 min ago
The sharp increase for total construction followed two months of lackluster activity, as several very large projects in December helped to lift the pace of contracting.
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November Construction Slips 5 Percent

McGraw-Hill Construction - 1 hour 38 min ago
At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $421.3 billion, new construction starts in November fell 5% from the previous month, according to McGraw-Hill Construction, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies.
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Planning granted for major Brent Cross regeneration

Construction News Plus - 2 hours 26 min ago
New planning consent has been granted for a major regeneration project at Brent Cross Cricklewood in north London.
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Balfour Beatty and Carillion in shock merger talks

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 38 min ago
The UK’s two largest contractors Balfour Beatty and Carillion have announced they are in discussions over a shock merger.
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Green Deal £120m fund closed six weeks after launch

Construction News Plus - 4 hours 43 min ago
The government has closed its Green Deal Home Improvement Fund after the fund dried up just over six weeks after its launch.
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Embedded sensors aim to curtail fatigue-related accidents

The Engineer Online - 7 hours 33 min ago
Injuries and fatalities caused by fatigue-related accidents could be curtailed with sensors embedded into seatbelts.
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Balfour Beatty and Carillion consider merger deal

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-07-24 22:51
Balfour Beatty and Carillion have announced they are in preliminary discussions over a possible merger of the two firms.
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In pictures: Plans submitted for £3.5bn Silvertown Quays scheme

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-07-24 13:23
Plans have been submitted for the £3.5bn transformation of Silvertown Quays at London’s Royal Docks.
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Brookfield Multiplex scoops £90m Docklands job

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-07-24 12:20
Brookfield Multiplex has won a job to build hundreds of rental homes for Essential Living’s Docklands development, worth £90m.
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HMS Queen Elizabeth makes successful transition to water

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-07-24 11:07
Britain’s newest aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has successfully floated out of the dock in which she was assembled.
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Carillion and Amey JV wins £958m defence hat-trick

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-07-24 10:20
The Defence Infrastructure Organisation has awarded the CarillionAmey joint venture three Next Generation Estates Contracts worth £958m.
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Up to 200 enquire about blacklist compensation scheme

Construction News Plus - Thu, 2014-07-24 08:00
Construction News understands around 200 people have now made enquiries about a compensation scheme for blacklisted workers since its launch on 4 July.
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New insight reveals how metals wear

The Engineer Online - Thu, 2014-07-24 01:02
Researchers have discovered a previously unknown phenomenon that causes wear in metals.
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Chip sensitivity heightens detection of explosives

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-07-23 16:34
New sensor detects explosives in the air at concentrations as low as a few molecules per 1,000 trillion.
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ENR Editor-in-Chief Janice Tuchman Wins Construction Industry Institute’s 2014 Carroll H. Dunn Award of Excellence

McGraw-Hill Construction - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:50
McGraw-Hill Construction’s ENR (http://enr.construction.com), the primary trusted source of news, analysis, commentary, and data for the construction industry, today announced that the publication’s editor-in-chief, Janice Tuchman, has received the 2014 Carroll H. Dunn Award from the Construction Industry Institute (CII). The award recognizes her significant achievements in improving the engineering and construction industry.
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Sir John Armitt: HS3 an 'inspired idea' but needs 'real analysis'

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:00
UK infrastructure planning requires a more “methodical approach” rather than presenting schemes such as High Speed 3 “without any real background analysis”, according to Sir John Armitt.
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Sir John Armitt: HS3 an 'inspired idea' that needs real analysis

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-07-23 14:00
UK infrastructure planning requires a more “methodical approach” rather than presenting schemes such as High Speed 3 “without any real background analysis”, according to Sir John Armitt.
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Battersea and Cambridge to benefit from infrastructure client routemap

Construction News Plus - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:57
The Department for Transport has been advised to use Crossrail as a benchmark for High Speed 2 – just one week after a document setting out collaboration between major infrastructure clients was published.
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Stretched carbyne provides mechanical activation

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-07-23 13:56
Tension applied to a chain of carbon atoms can turn it from a metallic conductor to an insulator.
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Atomic clock styled by microcomb

The Engineer Online - Wed, 2014-07-23 11:49
Researchers demonstrate new design for an atomic clock based on a chip-scale frequency comb.
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