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$130M Mo. hospital project to have topping-out ceremony


  • Springfield News-Leader (Mo.) (tiered subscription model)

A topping-out ceremony is scheduled for this week for the 10-story Cox Medical Center South Patient Tower in Missouri. By the time the $130 million project is finished, workers will have used 3.6 mill… Read More

3D printer launched, headed to space station



The first 3D printer designed for microgravity is on its way to the International Space Station. A spacecraft loaded with the printer and equipment for other NASA experiments launched Sunday and shoul… Read More

Concrete trumps steel for $300M Ore. bridge project


  • Oregonian (Portland), The
  • Statesman-Journal (Salem, Ore.) (tiered subscription model)

The Salem River Crossing Oversight Team has chosen to use a "segmental precast concrete box" as the final design for the third bridge that will cross the Willamette River in Oregon. The choice of conc… Read More