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2/21/2018

Engineers Week activities kicked off last Saturday with Family Day in Washington, D.C., an event that brought engineering to life for kids, educators, and parents. Read and feel inspired to engage in your own outreach to kids.

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2/21/2018

Do you work in a state with a comparative fault liability law or something similar? Gain a better understanding of your potential risk from an attorney well-versed in the law. Free for Society members, the ASCE eLearning webinar "What an Engineer Needs to Know about Comparative Fault and How It May Affect Their Liability" will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT. Register today.

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2/21/2018

Sony and six Japanese taxi companies plan to form a venture that will develop artificial intelligence to operate more than 10,000 taxis. The venture will aim to provide demand forecasting and other services.

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2/21/2018

A $900 million natural gas power plant and a $75 million solar farm are being planned in Indiana, and the projects should be completed in 2023 and 2020 respectively. The solar farm will create 250 construction jobs, and the power plant will create 700 construction jobs.

2/21/2018

Rocky Mountain Power is planning to move forward with four wind projects in Wyoming before federal tax credits expire in 2020. The largest project is a 500-megawatt wind farm in Carbon and Albany counties, and the projects are expected to create as many as 1,600 construction jobs.

2/21/2018

A rezoning request for the 303-mile pipeline project has been approved by the Pittsylvania County Board of Supervisors in Virginia. The Mountain Valley Pipeline, worth up to $3.5 billion, is expected to stretch from Wetzel County, W.V., to Chatham, Va.

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2/21/2018

Oklahoma City is planning to advertise for bids for a $300 million convention center, and work could start in June. A sky bridge will connect the convention center to a parking garage adjacent to a hotel that is also in development.

2/21/2018

The Hanover Street Bridge in Baltimore need repairs, and city officials say rebuilding or replacing the structure could cost more than $100 million. Major work on the bridge, which was constructed in 1916, will start next year.

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The Baltimore Sun
2/21/2018

Serious Labs and Skyjack have partnered on the development of virtual reality training for scissor lifts. VR programs can train people to handle potentially dangerous scenarios, such as operating near power lines.

2/21/2018

In this podcast, Kevin Heaslip, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at Virginia Tech University, and Henry Petroski, professor of civil engineering at Duke University, discuss President Donald Trump's infrastructure plan. They say the plan will radically alter how infrastructure is constructed in the US but acknowledge the federal government has been exploring alternative financing methods for some time.

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