New York approves $662.9 million for drinking water and wastewater treatment systems

New York approves $662.9 million for drinking water and wastewater treatment systems

January 20th, 2017 by

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved $662.9 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans to support vital wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. This funding complements Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State proposal to invest a record $2 billion in critical water infrastructure across New York.

FHWA announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure guidance

FHWA announces Vehicle-to-Infrastructure guidance

January 20th, 2017 by

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced new Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) guidance that can improve safety and mobility by accelerating the deployment of V2I communication systems.

Westwood acquires Coursen-Koehler

Westwood acquires Coursen-Koehler

January 20th, 2017 by

Westwood Professional Services Inc. completed the acquisition of San Antonio, Texas-based civil engineering firm, Coursen-Koehler Engineering & Associates.

Washington State DNR releases beta version of LiDAR database to identify geologic threats

Washington State DNR releases beta version of LiDAR database to identify geologic threats

January 20th, 2017 by

The Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced the pre-release of its new LiDAR database that will provide more information on geologic hazards impacting Washington communities.

AEC TECH NEWS: DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America partner to provide new smart transportation solutions

AEC TECH NEWS: DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America partner to provide new smart transportation solutions

January 20th, 2017 by

DKS Associates and iSoftStone North America announced a new partnership to join efforts in offering new services that integrate DKS’s intelligent transportation offerings with iSoftStone’s smart city solutions. This collaboration provides the public and private sector with comprehensive, end‐to‐end services across the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) domain.

ACI announces recipients of ACI Certification Award and ACI Construction Award

ACI announces recipients of ACI Certification Award and ACI Construction Award

January 20th, 2017 by

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award at a press conference during World of Concrete.

AEC TECH NEWS: Pinpoint author Greg Milner to keynote Carlson User Conference

AEC TECH NEWS: Pinpoint author Greg Milner to keynote Carlson User Conference

January 20th, 2017 by

The first time a Global Positioning System signal was received was in 1977. Now GPS is ubiquitous. In the introduction to his 2016 book Pinpoint — How GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds, Greg Milner writes, “Nearly every spot on earth has a line of sight to at least four GPS satellites at all times.”

CRC announces new research product

CRC announces new research product

January 19th, 2017 by

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) completed a new research product — Evaluation of Seismic Behavior of Coupling Beams with Various Types of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

AEC TECH NEWS: Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.

AEC TECH NEWS: Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.

January 19th, 2017 by

Simpson Strong-Tie, a provider of engineered structural connectors and building solutions acquired CG Visions, Inc., a U.S. company providing building information modeling (BIM) technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry.

AEC TECH NEWS: AGI and Bentley Systems announce Cesium Consortium

AEC TECH NEWS: AGI and Bentley Systems announce Cesium Consortium

January 19th, 2017 by

Analytical Graphics Inc. (AGI) and Bentley Systems announced Bentley Systems as a co-founder of the new Cesium Consortium. Cesium is an open source, browser-based virtual globe that can stream very large datasets through a browser to desktops, tablets, and smart phones.

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