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1/16/2018

The Chirajara bridge under construction near Bogota, Colombia, collapsed and killed at least 10 construction workers. An investigation has begun into the cause of the accident.

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1/16/2018

The Nevada Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America is helping to open a heavy equipment training center this spring that will educate workers using virtual reality equipment. The facility will be at the chapter's headquarters.

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1/16/2018

Recent mudslides in California covered sections of US Highway 101, and workers are struggling to clear the road of sludge. More rain -- and potentially more mudslides -- are predicted.

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Voice of America
1/16/2018

Turkey has released a proposed route for a possible 28-mile canal that would link the Mediterranean and Black seas to mitigate maritime congestion on the Bosporus strait. The country wants to complete the canal by 2023 but could face opposition from environmental groups.

1/16/2018

The UAE has completed construction of a $435 million reservoir in an aquifer under the desert. The reservoir holds about 6.8 billion gallons of water and is the largest desalination reserve in the world.

1/16/2018

Congratulations to the 2018 class of ASCE's New Faces of Civil Engineering, 10 young professionals whose early achievements mark them as future leaders. See who has been selected and where they're employed. Meet ASCE's 2018 New Faces.

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1/16/2018

Know the fundamental concepts of earthquake engineering and how they apply to ASCE 7's analysis and design requirements in 12 weeks with ASCE's Guided Online Course, Earthquake Engineering for Structures. You'll learn seismic hazard analysis, structural dynamics, development of response spectra, inelastic behavior of structures, seismic resistant structural systems, and more. The course begins Monday, Jan. 29. View the course outline and register today.

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1/16/2018

The US inflation rate has defied expectations and remained persistently low, but a number of economists assert it may be about to rebound this year, approaching or breaching the 2% target. A strong economy, relatively light regulation, the lowest unemployment level in 17 years, announcements of pay rises by large employers and the raising of the minimum wage in numerous states are among the factors named as upward propellants.

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1/16/2018

The US government's authority to pay bills expires Friday unless Congress passes legislation to extend the deadline, but lawmakers are struggling to strike a deal. They have been unable to agree on how to lift spending caps Congress imposed upon itself in 2011, as well as immigration, aid for areas devastated by hurricanes and health programs.

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1/16/2018

Voters in Nashville, Tenn., will vote May 1 on a tax increase to fund a $5.2 billion public transit plan that Mayor Megan Barry says is important for the city's future. The intent is to build 26 miles of a light-rail system, a new tunnel and a bus rapid transit system.

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