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2/22/2018

JPMorgan Chase plans to begin demolition of its 52-story headquarters in 2019 to make way for a taller building on the same site in Manhattan. The project would create more than 8,000 construction-related jobs.

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2/22/2018

Experts summarize the most important revisions to the minimum design load provisions of ASCE 7-16, including updates to rain, snow, seismic, and wind loads, plus the new tsunami guidelines, in a new reference from ASCE Press. Significant Changes to the Minimum Design Load Provisions of ASCE 7-16 is available in print or as a convenient e-book. Order your copy today.

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2/22/2018

Bold leaders are not impulsive or overbearing, but they do act decisively while knowing how much risk their team can manage, writes LaRae Quy. "They have mental toughness -- they believe they will prevail in their circumstances rather than expect their circumstances to change," she writes.

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2/22/2018

Increased reliance on artificial intelligence will also increase the risk of hacking attacks targeting AI systems, a recent study states. Although many positive AI applications exist, comparatively little attention has been paid to the possibility of malicious attacks by hackers, says Miles Brundage, a research fellow at Oxford's Future of Humanity Institute.

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2/22/2018

Public-private partnerships may be a good way to fund infrastructure projects, writes Rebeca Castaneda in this commentary. She highlights the Goethals Bridge between New Jersey and Staten Island and the South Norfolk Jordan Bridge in Virginia as two examples of successful public-private partnerships.

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2/22/2018

The North Miami Beach, Fla., City Commission has approved plans for a 1 million-square-foot mixed-use project with a 16-story residential tower and retail, office and restaurant space. Construction is expected to start this year.

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2/22/2018

Bay Area Rapid Transit will spend $10 million on a study to consider the feasibility of and a possible location for a second tunnel underneath San Francisco Bay. No funding has been designated to build the tunnel, which could cost between $12 billion and $15 billion.

2/22/2018

A newly issued building permit means vertical construction will start soon for a 660-foot tower in Chicago. The 60-story tower will include 698 rental apartments.

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2/22/2018

US District Judge Brian Morris ordered federal officials to review documents related to the Keystone XL oil pipeline. Officials have until March 21 to present relevant documents or explain the reason for withholding them.

2/22/2018

The Port of New Orleans is considering a $1 billion container terminal and distribution facility to accommodate its growing cargo operation and to attract businesses that depend on port access. A final decision on the project is a year away.