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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...

LSU research inches bendable concrete closer to large-scale manufacturing

The quest by LSU construction management researchers to develop an engineered cementitious composite, or bendable concrete, continues and the results are promising. Most recently, says...

Pending investment decisions could balloon LNG industry

Over the next two years, projects capable of producing up nearly 90 million metric tons of LNG per year are expected to reach final...

Performance Contractors seeks $30M+ from Equistar

Baton Rouge's Performance Contractors is suing Equistar Chemicals, saying the company owes it more than $30 million for its work as a general contractor...

DOJ suing Lane Grigsby and wife over ‘erroneous’ $750,000 tax refund

The U.S. Department of Justice is suing Cajun Industries founder and Chairman Emeritus Lane Grigsby and his wife for more than $750,000 for an...

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