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4/25/2018

CEOs from 18 public home construction companies saw a 3% median pay raise in 2017, according to proxy filings. Collectively, the organizations paid CEOs over $300 million in 2017.

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4/25/2018

More builders, architects and supplier have identified hemp as an effective building tool and are incorporating the material into homes and buildings. For example, Hempcrete is a sustainable alternative to fiberglass insulation.

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4/25/2018

The seven-year ban on ZTE products imposed in the US is already hurting the US companies supplying parts to the Chinese company. Impacted firms, which stand to see significant revenue loss, include Qualcomm and Acacia Communications.

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4/25/2018

Four design teams have been named finalists for a $784 million terminal replacement at the Pittsburgh International Airport. The new terminal is part of a $1.1 billion modernization project, which is slated for completion in 2023.

4/25/2018

Peek at April's Civil Engineering magazine, an exclusive ASCE member benefit, for a look at Denmark's newest attraction, a combination LEGO museum and play area that itself appears to be made of giant LEGO bricks. Take a tour of the LEGO House.

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4/25/2018

High productivity is seen as a good thing, but if you aren't careful, your work quality can suffer. In his latest Ask Anthony post to ASCE News, engineering career adviser Anthony Fasano offers some strategies for being more thorough while staying productive.

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4/25/2018

The New Hampshire Senate's Transportation Committee passed a bill Tuesday to install electronic toll collection on the Spaulding Turnpike. If the bill becomes law, the state Department of Transportation wants to begin construction at the Dover and Rochester toll plazas in fiscal 2019.

4/25/2018

Abertis reported first-quarter net profit of $222.4 million, an increase over the previous year. The company saw traffic increase between 2.3% and 6.1% across Europe.

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4/25/2018

A surcharge on taxis and ride-sharing companies enacted by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will eventually put New York City transit at a disadvantage in budgeting for infrastructure needs, writes Eric Goldwyn. The $400 million expected to be generated annually for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority with the per-ride fees will be offset by budget cuts for other transit needs, Goldwyn writes.

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CityLab
4/25/2018

The grassroots effort that Stiles Construction is using to shepherd new technology onto their job sites is only as effective as it is flexible, too, and as the company has quickly learned, taking input from everyday users is immeasurably valuable. Read more.

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