The National Transportation Safety Board's preliminary examination of the collapsed pedestrian bridge in Florida is focused on cracking. The agency's continuing investigation will study the bridge's design, construction process and materials.
Companies should "focus on getting one drone, getting a buy-in from the team, and seeing how it goes" when implementing drones on a work site, said Ryan Moret, of McCarthy Building Cos. Drones produce high-quality photos, helping to increase communication within the construction team, Moret said during a webinar on drones in the construction industry.
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Maryland motorists will not be charged for E-ZPass transponders, said the Maryland Transportation Authority and Gov. Larry Hogan on Wednesday; additionally, refunds will be issued to people who bought transponders this year. E-ZPass customers save at least 25% on tolls.
Researchers at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory have developed an algorithm that improves the safety of autonomous vehicles when switching lanes. The project is receiving support from Toyota and the Office of Naval Research.
A topping-out ceremony was held for a $485 million terminal under construction at Salt Lake City International Airport. The first phase is expected to be completed in 2020 and will include a 6.2-mile luggage conveyor and a new parking garage.
A groundbreaking was held for a compressor station for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which will transport natural gas from West Virginia to North Carolina. Dominion Energy has spent four years trying to get the pipeline underway, and the project is expected to create 3,000 construction jobs.
The Architectural Billings Index increased in April, marking the seventh straight month of growth. "While there was slower growth in April for new project work coming into architecture firms, business conditions have remained healthy for the first four months of the year," said American Institute of Architects chief economist Kermit Baker.
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