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5/18/2018

The Allegheny County Sanitary Authority in Pennsylvania has hired engineering firm Michael Baker International to manage a $300 million sewer system overhaul. The firm will be paid about $30 million to enforce the schedule, monitor regulatory compliance and manage costs of the expansion, which is part of a $2 billion effort to stop sewer discharge from flowing into the Ohio River.

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5/18/2018

The construction industry in Seattle is facing a shortage of workers, especially trained professionals. This shortage, combined with rapidly rising home prices and the city's proposed "head tax," has many in the industry worried that the current building boom will not last.

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5/18/2018

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5/18/2018

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5/18/2018

Tolls on the Golden Gate Bridge will increase 25 cents July 1, but no more toll increases are planned. The increase, intended to help prevent a budget deficit, will bring the cost of crossing the bridge to $8 for cash payers.

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Golden Gate Bridge
5/18/2018

The Smart Columbus Operating System, developed in Columbus, Ohio, will aggregate data to provide residents with information about transportation and other community services. "Fundamental to 'becoming smart' as a city is discovering how to use data to improve city services and quality of life for residents," Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther said.

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Andrew Ginther
5/18/2018

Acura has unveiled a touchpad used to navigate infotainment systems. Acura aims to create an easier way of navigating such systems without requiring drivers to take their eyes off the road.

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5/18/2018

There are many benefits to self-navigating rovers and drones that provide workplace surveillance. In this second part of our two-part series, we will outline some of the main reasons why, if functional, this technology should be embraced by the construction industry. Read more.

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5/18/2018

Leaders brave enough to act on their convictions will lead with integrity and earn trust in their vision, writes Shelly Francis. "Being willing to tackle hard conversations within an organization, to make room for honest debate and differing opinions, is an act of courage that requires and invites integrity," she writes.

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5/18/2018

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