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9/19/2018

The national buyer traffic index shows a four-point drop in August, according to Credit Suisse, indicating a sharp slowdown in homebuying. The slowdown stems from increasing prices and interest rates, as well as an imbalance between supply and demand.

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9/19/2018

Ready to climb the next rung in your career? Join in the next virtual engineering and science career fair sponsored by ASCE and other associations. Candidates and prospective employers will meet with each other live online. The free recruiting event will be held tomorrow, Sept. 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET, 8 a.m. to noon PT. Get details and sign up.

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ASCE
9/19/2018

More than two dozen of ASCE's most distinguished honors share an Oct. 1 deadline for nominations. See the variety of awards in almost every civil engineering discipline, and nominate worthy professionals you know.

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9/19/2018

Audi has announced that it will introduce a midsize electric sport utility vehicle in the US next year. Some analysts have said Audi's e-tron might not have the driving range of Tesla's Model X.

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9/19/2018

The construction environment is fast moving and not all parties are in the same location. Cloud technology allows construction companies to keep massive amounts of information in a place that is accessible from anywhere that you can establish a wifi or cellular connection. Read more.

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rt3thinktank.com
9/19/2018

A county commission in Indiana voted to add a performance bond requirement to a contract for a surveillance system in the county jail. The county attorney said the performance bond requirement will protect the county if something goes wrong and the work is not completed.

9/19/2018

A recent survey showed 80% of construction companies are having a tough time filling hourly craft positions. Some firms are looking to technology to help ease labor shortages. Among technological innovations being used are building information modeling, drones, GPS and 3D printing, the survey found.

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Construction Dive
9/19/2018

Only 5% of millennials are interested in an insurance career, and many of them are turned off by the industry's clunky and outdated technology, writes Brian Berns. Insurers must understand employees' needs and update technology to meet those needs, he explains.

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PropertyCasualty360
9/19/2018

China has responded to US tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese products by imposing retaliatory tariffs on $60 billion in US goods. Both sets of tariffs take effect Monday.

9/19/2018

Maximize your learning by avoiding shortcuts and trying new things, especially in areas that you typically avoid, writes Jesse Sostrin. "When you look for the easy way, you'll save some time -- but the lack of learning and growth will ultimately limit your progress," he writes.

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