VOLUME 6   ISSUE 2   JANUARY 13, 2017


By Bruce Jervis


Public project owners do it all the time: They provide detailed subsurface site information to bidders and then contractually disclaim responsibility to the successful bidder for the accuracy of that information. Read more.


This week's blog highlights from across the industry look at:


  • Hot Work Requires Attention and Caution

  • Fanciful Stadium Heading to Vegas; Maybe

  • Beyonce Tower - What Can We Say?



Major construction is complete on NASA’s largest new Space Launch System structural test stand, and engineers are now installing equipment needed to test the rocket’s biggest fuel tank.


The 221-foot tall structure, started in May 2014, is critical for ensuring SLS’s liquid hydrogen tank can withstand the extreme forces of launch and ascent on its first flight, and later on the second flight, which will carry up to four astronauts in the Orion spacecraft on a journey around the moon, into the deep-space proving ground for the technology needed for the journey to Mars. Read more.







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