After long speculation, Amazon officially decided to split its $5 billion second headquarters and subsequent 50,000 jobs between Long Island City in the New York City borough of Queens and the newly dubbed "National Landing" in Northern Virginia. It also plans to invest upward of $230 million to build a new business operations unit Nashville, Tenn., that will employ 5,000 people.
Three California wildfires are threatening the region's supply chain as workers, businesses and residents continue to scramble. Amazon shuttered its Sacramento warehouse as smoke conditions for workers were too high, road closures have impacted logistics networks, and the USPS has closed eight post offices in the affected areas.
Next year bodes well for congressional action on infrastructure. Be there to help it happen at ASCE's 2019 Legislative Fly-In. It's a great occasion to network with peers from across the country. Applicants are welcome from everywhere, but to cover all 50 states, ASCE's especially seeking members from Hawaii, Idaho, Maine, Oklahoma, and Wyoming. Learn about and apply for the Fly-In.
Discover how pre-college outreach helps develop critical management skills essential to success as a civil engineer. Take part in a free webinar for ASCE members that will connect the dots. Gaining Management Experience through Pre-College Outreach will be held Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Register today.
The EV Drive Coalition, which consists of automakers, electric-vehicle infrastructure companies, and climate-change and energy lobbying groups, is calling for extending and expanding federal tax credits for electric vehicles. The coalition of 15 companies, including GM, Nissan, Tesla, ABB and ChargePoint, aims to lift the cap of 200,000 sales per company that qualify for a $7,500 tax credit for buyers.
The kilogram may seem immutable, but its definition has been open to debate for decades. The term may be pinned down for good as scientists gather in Paris to cast their votes on whether to stabilize the definition of the kilogram as well as such supposedly standard measures as the mole, ampere and kelvin.
Staying ahead the competition is a priority for any roofing business. Who doesn't want to be the best at what they do and reap the profits from it? Right now, that means taking advantage of technology. Read more.
The New York Building Congress is urging Congress to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure over the next decade, including replenishing the Highway Trust Fund through a federal gas tax increase. New York will put $150 billion into upgrades for the Port Authority Bus Terminal and the subway system during the next five years.
The Economic Development Committee of the Los Angeles City Council agreed to advance a proposed $1.2 billion development that would include expansion of the Los Angeles Convention Center and creation of a $700 million hotel. An analyst is recommending the city seek a public-private partnership for the convention center expansion and work with Anschutz Entertainment Group to develop financial incentives for the hotel.
The Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority awarded a $13.5 million contract to Cordell Corp. to manage the renovation of the Las Vegas Convention Center, but it's unclear how much it will cost. The company is managing the center's $935.1 million expansion, which includes the construction of a 600,000-square-foot exhibition hall.
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