Solar Power Projects Heat Up Across the US

July 25, 3013 The June issue of Construction Headline News brings the activity of the US solar market to light. Photovoltaic panel manufacturers are trying to keep pace with the many solar power projects ramping up across California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Georgia. Many of these public and private ventures will be the biggest [...]

Experts and Evidence and Exhibits, Oh My!

July 7, 2013 By Peter W. van der Schans The Energy Bar Association’s (EBA) 2013 Spring quarterly newsletter, EBA Update, has an interesting article in the “Judge’s Corner” written by guest columnist, The Honorable Steven L. Sterner. His article, “Effectively Building a Record,” discusses how trial counsel can present their case before the Federal Energy [...]

Bustling Biofuels Industry Gets Boost in the US

The December 2012 issue of Construction Headline News peeks into the new world of biofuels and the rapid growth in the industry as the technology to produce biodiesel, bioethanol, and other types of bioenergy becomes more streamlined. Interest in domestic alternative energy sources is increasing, and even the federal government passed a recent amendment that encourages [...]

Rebuilding and Rethinking the US East Coast after Hurricane Sandy

Early on October 29, Hurricane Sandy made landfall near Atlantic City, New Jersey. The storm affected over 20 states, from Florida to Maine and west to Wisconsin and Michigan. In the weeks following the Superstorm, the US East Coast has scrambled to replenish basic short-term needs such as food, shelter, electricity, and fuel for transportation [...]

Nuclear Construction Steams Ahead Worldwide

Since the devastating 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan crippled nuclear progress, countries around the world have been re-evaluating the state of their nuclear programs. The August 2012 issue of Construction Headline News delves into established and emerging economies, from the United States to South Korea, that are now in the midst of expanding new [...]

Power Plant Disputes Ramp Up Across US

Nuclear power plant construction practically came to a halt around the world after the 2010 Japan earthquake that devastated the Fukushima nuclear reactors. Overall US construction also saw a decline during this period, and construction and retrofitting of gas and coal plants across the United States saw a huge increase to compensate for the rise [...]

Interface Identifies Trends in 25 Years of Service to Clients

In a May 23, 2011, interview with RedHardHat, Interface’s President and Principal Consultant Frank Adams, PE, responded to questions about projects undertaken throughout the firm’s 25-year history and the trends he saw in his analysis of the firm’s work. Check out highlights from the interview below. RedHardHat: How did you conduct your analysis of trends [...]

U.S. Colleges Put Construction on the Books with Renovation, Expansion Projects

The May 2011 issue of Construction Headline News explores what projects are on the books at private and public college campuses across the nation as they pour millions of dollars into various expansion and renovation projects. Although some of these projects are still in the fundraising and planning phases, others are well on their way [...]