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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

Amazon could become the largest grocery retailer by 2030, especially if it continues to boost its growth through acquisitions, according to business analyst Brittain Ladd. Amazon needs to grow its grocery infrastructure and could do so by acquiring another national chain such as Target, Ladd said.

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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

Ford Motor is not in danger of falling behind competitors in developing autonomous- and electric-vehicle technology, CEO Jim Hackett said during the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Ford plans to increase its investment in electric-vehicle technology from $4.5 billion by 2020 to $11 billion by 2022, he said.

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CNBC
1/16/2018

Passengers could be picked up and then swept aloft vertically for rapid transport at up to 250 mph, all minus a human pilot, with Airspace Experience Technologies' planned Mobi-One air taxi. A sub-scale model of the electrically powered vertical takeoff and landing vehicle was unveiled at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the company aims to have 2,500 of the real thing operating by 2026.

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