Engineers Week activities kicked off last Saturday with Family Day in Washington, D.C., an event that brought engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents. Read and feel inspired to engage in your own outreach to kids.
Do you work in a state with a comparative fault liability law or something similar? Gain a better understanding of your potential risk from an attorney well-versed in the law. Free for Society members, the ASCE eLearning webinar "What an Engineer Needs to Know about Comparative Fault and How It May Affect Their Liability" will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Register today.
Getting engagement on Facebook can be a challenge for contractors. Most people are reactive, looking for a contractor only after they have sustained damage or a roof leak appears following a storm. Following these four tips can help you build your following of loyal evangelists on social media, creating top of mind awareness for your brand and business.
A film and TV camera professionals union has filed a claim against its former treasurer's fiduciary bond for more than $25,000 worth of hotel reward points he is accused of improperly taking upon leaving his post. A trial board of the union ordered the former treasurer to return more than $15,000.
Automation eliminates the emotional connection customers enjoy with service from people, so have opportunities available for human interaction, writes Ryan Buell of Harvard Business School. Well-trained staff should be easily accessible if automated transactions go awry, and the ease of automated communications such as emails and auto-dialing shouldn't be used differently than how a human would communicate, he writes.
A $900 million natural gas power plant and a $75 million solar farm are being planned in Indiana, and the projects should be completed in 2023 and 2020 respectively. The solar farm will create 250 construction jobs, and the power plant will create 700 construction jobs.
Rocky Mountain Power is planning to move forward with four wind projects in Wyoming before federal tax credits expire in 2020. The largest project is a 500-megawatt wind farm in Carbon and Albany counties, and the projects are expected to create as many as 1,600 construction jobs.
A rezoning request for the 303-mile pipeline project has been approved by the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in Virginia. The Mountain Valley Pipeline, worth up to $3.5 billion, is expected to stretch from Wetzel County, W.V., to Chatham, Va.
Oklahoma City is planning to advertise for bids for a $300 million convention center, and work could start in June. A sky bridge will connect the convention center to a parking garage adjacent to a hotel that is also in development.
The Hanover Street Bridge in Baltimore need repairs, and city officials say rebuilding or replacing the structure could cost more than $100 million. Major work on the bridge, which was constructed in 1916, will start next year.
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