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4/24/2018

Each year, AGC of America conducts a survey of members involved in highway construction work to evaluate the state of highway work zone safety. We want to collect information on the number, severity, impacts and potential solutions to highway work zone crashes. Our intention is to use the information we collect from this survey as the main focus of a media and public education campaign we will launch the week before Memorial Day and the traditional start of the summer driving season. Please take this important highway work zone safety survey by May 11.

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surveymonkey.com
4/24/2018

From acquisition and risk management, to maintenance and remarketing, Enterprise Fleet Management provides AGC members with quick, easy and personal access to a local account team who will handle all of the day-to-day fleet needs. Learn more here.

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4/24/2018

An administrative law judge has recommended that Enbridge Energy follow an existing pipeline route for a crude oil pipeline replacement. The existing line crosses two Ojibwa reservations, and the decision could lead to further litigation.

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4/24/2018

The Trump administration is proposing a 29% cut to the US Army Corps of Engineers' civil works program in its 2019 budget, a proposal Democrats and Republicans strongly criticized during a recent subcommittee hearing. But R.D. James, the Army assistant secretary who oversees the Corps of Engineers, said the proposal "reflects the administration's priorities and [is] focused on investments that will yield high economic and environmental returns or address a significant risk to public safety."

4/24/2018

Concrete foundations that anchor the world's tallest wind turbines in Germany also serve as reservoirs for a connected hydropower energy project. It's part of a pumped storage system designed to provide consistent power inputs to the grid when the wind isn't blowing.

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ASME
4/24/2018

Doug Gransberg, lead instructor of ASCE's construction engineering certificate program, is president of a project construction management firm and a former professor. Read his advice to construction engineers.

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4/24/2018

A move to exempt ship ballast dumping from the Clean Water Act was narrowly defeated in the Senate on Wednesday. The proposal was strongly opposed by environmental groups concerned about the Great Lakes and the introduction of invasive species.

4/24/2018

The Army Corps of Engineers will be accelerating repairs to the dike around Florida's Lake Okeechobee using a $50 million grant from the state. It's the first of two such grants, and Florida's Department of Environmental Protection will be working with the Corps to determine exactly how to use the funds.

4/24/2018

Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has followed up a warning last month with an order halting work on the Westmont Sanitary Sewer Project. Repeated inspections have found the project to be in violation of the Clean Stream Act.

4/24/2018

Much of the sand deposited on Montauk, Long Island, beaches to replenish sand lost to nor'easters was itself washed away recently by yet another of the storms. The lost sand was deposited to cover sandbags that had been placed as a way to prevent further erosion.