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Students to Test Bridge Skills

Four dozen university engineering teams are on deck to compete this weekend in the 2016 National Student Steel Bridge Competition, sponsored by the American Institute of Steel Construction a...

Award Lauds Water, Wastewater ‘Impact’

With an eye on exceptional projects in the water and wastewater industry, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched a new award program.

Richmond Seeks to Paint the Drains

It’s not so unusual to find artists painting murals on the sides of buildings, bridge abutments, roadway barriers or water towers. But can you make art out of storm drains?

TX Firm Tops Painters Competition

Teams from Valu Industrial ER Services, of Baytown, TX, took both first and second place at this year’s Annual Painters Competition, held April 16 by the Coating Society of the Houston Area....

Ship Name Campaign Goes Overboard

When the Natural Environment Research Council invited the public to name its new £200 million ($308 million) polar research ship, to be built by Cammell Laird, it was surely looking for some...

Boat Design Coasts into First Place

A Houston-based architectural and public art firm came out on top in the recent San Antonio International River Barge Design Competition.

English Bridge Design Reflects History

King Arthur’s legendary birthplace is soon to be more reachable after hundreds of years of difficult access.

Award Calls for Best in Transportation

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce are seeking outstanding transportation infrastructure projects or programs for it...

What Will the Future of Infrastructure Be?

A trade association for equipment manufacturers is inviting entries in its contest to collect innovative ideas for overhauling America’s crumbling infrastructure.

Firm Brings New Meaning to ‘Blowing up a Bridge’

You’ll find a lot of photos of bridges on social media channels, including those that are awe-inspiring, under construction, being imploded or historically significant.

TX Town Seeks River Craft Innovation

The City of San Antonio is launching an international design competition to reinterpret its “river barge” vessels for the city’s upcoming 300th anniversary.

Bay Bridge Awarded Top Honor

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge New East Span was recently named the 2015 Outstanding Structure by the International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE).

Caltrans Asks for Innovative Thinking

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is looking for a few good ideas.

Design Contest Launches WWI Memorial

WASHINGTON--Those who inspired it will never see it, but a memorial to the American soldiers of World War I is finally underway.

The Tides of Tomorrow: Cities on Water

SAN FRANCISCO—Tired of mowing the lawn? Tomorrow's floating cities may be your savior.

Students Tackle Corrosion in 2 Contests

NACE is challenging students to solve this country's corrosion problems, from bridges to defense systems, in a pair of competitions.

Voting Opens for DOT Projects

It's time to vote for the 2014 America's Transportation Awards, which recognizes the greatest transportation projects accomplished each year by state Departments of Transportation.

Beauty & the Building Site

In the construction industry, hardhats aren’t worn with high heels, and vests are for safety, not fashion.

Town Makes its Mark with Winning Tank

A colorful, new water tank in Mt. Vernon, IL, has beat out more than 200 competitors to win Tnemec's 2013 Tank of the Year.

Paint BidTracker Celebrates Milestone

On Wednesday, Jan. 16, Paint BidTracker marked its 10th anniversary with an afternoon gala at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, TX.

Custom Paint Jobs Take Ugly Honors

Some cars are born ugly; others have ugliness thrust—or painted—upon them. Now, readers of the website Jalopnik have anointed the worst of the worst custom car paint jobs.


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