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1/21/2019

Construction is booming in Atlanta, with a record $5.6 billion in construction permits issued in 2018. Permits grew from roughly $930 million in 2011 to more than $4.6 billion in 2017, covering public transit, apartments, office towers and more.

1/21/2019

"When you do something that scares you so much, everything else seems so easy," engineer Thalia Valkanos says about deciding to shake up her career. She shares how she got past her fears in the latest episode of ASCE Interchange. Watch and learn to embrace risk.

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1/21/2019

Several Society awards share a Feb. 1 nomination deadline. Among them are the ExCEEd Teaching Award, the Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award, and the Daniel W. Mead Prize for Younger Members. Gain career-boosting recognition, and in some cases even a cash prize. You can also nominate others. See the available awards and apply.

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1/21/2019

To address what they call the "abnormalization of transportation," Bill Goodwin and Tyler Finn have a three-part plan for cities that have to prepare for a chaotic transportation future. Cities should allow emerging technology to work outside normal regulations, let the market determine which technology companies will succeed, and embrace locally the challenges that come with new transportation alternatives, they write.

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TechCrunch
1/21/2019

Your smartphone can be used for almost anything these days. From ordering food to getting a lift to the airport, there's an app for it. So why shouldn't you be able to run your roofing business from your phone or tablet? Here are some ways roofers can make the most out of mobile technology for their businesses.

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rt3thinktank.com
1/21/2019

Foxconn did not hire enough operational workers last year to receive state tax incentives on its $10 billion manufacturing plant in Wisconsin, but it did create 854 construction jobs. The company has spent $200 million so far to build the initial phases of the plant.

1/21/2019

Chicago Alderman Brian Hopkins is on board with an updated plan for the 55-acre Lincoln Yards development, which heads to the Plan Commission for a vote this week. The design now features an 11-acre park and 15 million square feet of buildings, including some taller than 500 feet.

1/21/2019

Officials broke ground on a $200 million renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Tennessee. The center will be slightly enlarged and significantly modernized to help bolster tourism in the city.

1/21/2019

Nevada Senate Bill 1, the legislation supporting financing of an $1.8 billion NFL stadium in Las Vegas, set forth a number of workforce diversity goals that contractors have surpassed. Small businesses have received 19% of the project's subcontracts, and women and minorities had carried out 69% of the project's work hours as of Dec. 1.

1/21/2019

Boise, Idaho-based Prefab Logic is leading the way on $102.5 million in prefabricated housing units in nearby Nampa. A 400,000-square-foot factory, which will be operational next year, will use automated volumetric modular manufacturing to create 1,600 units annually.