CONSTRUCTION & BUILDERS NEWS – August 14, 2012

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Construction Blueprints Go Digital With iPad Construction industry marks 62nd month of decline Tappan Zee Bridge Bidder's Cold Feet Costs Team $2.5 Million

Construction Blueprints Go Digital With iPad « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

"Workers making renovations at DFW International Airport have a new tool. Instead of taking out a huge roll of paper blueprints, they grab an Apple iPad.CBS Dallas / Fort Worth" http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/08/13/construction-blueprints-go-digital-with-ipad/
Construction industry marks 62nd month of decline
"Of the three monitored sectors, the biggest fall in activity was seen in civil engineering projects, where the rate of contraction was the fastest in four months. Commercial activity also declined at a faster pace than in June, but the pace of ..." http://www.rte.ie/news/2012/0813/construction-industry-marks-62nd-month-of-decline-business.html
 

Tappan Zee Bridge Bidder's Cold Feet Costs Team $2.5 Million enr.construction.com

"Pretty much everyone was shocked," said Theodore Zoli, national bridge chief engineer with HNTB and head of the firm's 35-person project design team. http://enr.construction.com/infrastructure/transportation/2012/0813-65279team-members-left-hanging-on-bid-for-tappan-zee-bridge.asp