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T. Baker Smith makes first acquisition

In its first-ever acquisition, Houma's T. Baker Smith has acquired Naismith Marine Services Inc., a hydrographic, geophysical surveying and environmental firm based in Rockport,...

Cameron LNG, other losses appear to push McDermott closer to bankruptcy filing

Losses on a Louisiana LNG construction project and other financial stresses in recent months appear to be pushing energy contractor McDermott International closer to...

Baton Rouge: A critical player in industrial construction disruption?

Baton Rouge will likely play a critical role in the current development of a disruptive technology platform that takes aim at productivity woes in...

ABC Pelican Chapter announces award-winning construction projects

The Pelican Chapter of Associated Builders and Contractors has announced the details, winners and recipients of its annual Excellence in Construction Awards and Safety...

Contractors must now evaluate and document crane operator readiness

There’s a certain vagueness in a new Occupational Safety and Health Administration rule that outlines requirements for crane operators, but one thing is clear:...

Louisiana engineering firms bring home 13 excellence awards

Thirteen engineering projects performed by Louisiana-based engineering firms have been awarded 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Louisiana. Forte...

Commonwealth LNG signs deal for one third of production

The proposed Commonwealth LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish has secured a marketing and supply deal that will account for more than a third...

Estimating from scratch: South Louisiana contractors on the challenge of lump-sum estimates

The cost problems faced by Sasol during construction of its $13 billion Lake Charles complex have been well-publicized, but by no means are they...

28 natural gas pipeline projects queued up in Louisiana

Twenty-eight natural gas pipeline projects are completed, under construction or pending in Louisiana this year—many of them designed to provide the necessary infrastructure for...

Riding the Baton Rouge industrial construction employment lull

Across much of the country, a skilled craft labor shortage has construction firms—particularly those operating in the Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles areas—getting increasingly...

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