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Puerto Rico Power Grid Rebuild Challenges Corps, Crews

Posted October 30, 2017 by Silvia Zurita in Alternative Energy, Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Energy, Engineering, Financial, Infrastructure, Pipeline, Transportation, Valuation

Crews from Whitefish Energy in Montana repair a tower in Puerto Rico - Photo courtesy of Whitefish Energy Article by: Pam Radtke Russell and Luke Abaffy - Houston Business Journal At least 3,000 workers, 62,000 poles, 338 towers and 6,500 miles of wire will be needed to rebuild Puerto Rico’s... Read More »

Schlumberger partners with Canadian E&P co. to buy oil and gas assets for $1B

Posted October 19, 2017 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Deepwater, Downstream, Energy, Engineering, Financial, Maritime, Midstream, Natural Gas, Offshore, Oil, Onshore, Petrochemical, Pipeline, Upstream, Valuation

Schlumberger Ltd. Chairman and CEO Paal Kibsgaard.   By Olivia Pulsinelli – Senior web editor, Houston Business Journal   Schlumberger Ltd. (NYSE: SLB), which has one of its principal offices in Houston, and Torxen Energy will buy assets in Alberta, Canada, from Cenovus Energy Inc. (NYSE: CVE) for about $1... Read More »

Take a tour around Katy ISD’s new $70M football stadium

Posted August 18, 2017 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Engineering, Infrastructure

Katy Independent School District's new $70 million Legacy Stadium is ready for prime time after two years of construction by Houston-based Durotech Inc. The facility held a dedication ceremony Aug. 17 before Katy High School's first game against Austin’s Westlake High School on Sept. 1, which will be aired on... Read More »

NCARB Launches Second Alternative Path to Architect Certification

Posted June 5, 2017 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Engineering, Infrastructure, Valuation

Architects without a professional degree in architecture can now earn NCARB certi cation through an alternate path. Pixabay Public Domain The National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) has launched the second phase of its revised certification path for architects without a degree from an accredited program. This newest path... Read More »

New Construction Starts in 2017 to Increase 5% to $713 billion

Posted October 24, 2016 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Energy, Engineering, Financial, Infrastructure, Pipeline, Suppliers, Transportation, Valuation

Dodge Outlook Report predicts moderate growth for most project types – single family housing, commercial and institutional building, and public works, while multifamily housing levels off and electric utilities/gas plants decline. MARKET DATA |OCTOBER 24, 2016 |DODGE DATA & ANALYTICS Dodge Data & Analytics today released its 2017 Dodge Construction Outlook. The report... Read More »

Texas Economist Sees Oil Industry Leveling Out

Posted October 12, 2016 by Silvia Zurita in Alternative Energy, Business, Business Valuation, Deepwater, Downstream, Energy, Engineering, Financial, FPSO, Infrastructure, Maritime, Midstream, Natural Gas, Offshore, Oil, Onshore, Petrochemical, Pipeline, Upstream, Valuation

San Antonio Express-News   Oct. 10 --A little more than two years since the start of the worst oil downturn in recent memory, the Texas petroleum industry may finally be looking at the bottom as prices, rig counts and even employment show gains. "We're just looking at these little milestones.... Read More »

USDOT announces recipients of transportation funding grants

Posted August 5, 2016 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Business Valuation, Construction, Construction News, Engineering, Financial, Infrastructure, Transportation, Valuation

Dive Brief: The U.S Department of Transportation announced that 40 projects across the U.S. have received a total of $484 million in grants from the eighth round of its Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) program, according to the Engineering News-Record. Of the total amount of grants allotted, the DOT awarded $193... Read More »

Terracon acquires BES

Posted April 5, 2016 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Engineering, Financial, Infrastructure, Valuation

HOUSTON – Terracon recently announced it has acquired Building Exterior Solutions LLC (BES) of Texas.  Terracon is a provider of environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials engineering services with many locations throughout Texas.  Terracon will retain BES’ 20-plus employees and offices in Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio areas. Founded in... Read More »

Research project seeks to deliver ultra-deepwater riser concepts

Posted April 1, 2016 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Business Valuation, Commercial, Construction, Construction News, Deepwater, Energy, Engineering, FPSO, Maritime, Offshore, Oil, Onshore, Upstream

A recent research project has been working to select and bring to maturity at least one safe riser system concept that could meet the performance demand of high-motion vessels in ultra-deepwater areas (10,000-ft depths). Stress Engineering Services, Inc., has been undertaking this work, under the auspices of the Research Partnership... Read More »

Wind, Solar on the Way to Mainstream

Posted February 24, 2016 by Silvia Zurita in Business, Business Valuation, Construction, Construction News, Energy, Engineering, Financial, Solar Energy, Valuation, Wind Energy

Propelled by powerful and complementary forces, the U.S. renewables market is in the early stages of a multiyear period of sustained development and construction activity that may come to be viewed as the golden age of wind and solar power. The pace of work is already brisk. According to a... Read More »