The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) announced the formation of two new chapters, bringing its total number of chapters across North America to 97.
In a new study, researchers from FAU’s College of Engineering and Computer Science (COECS) set out to find a better way to monitor and estimate traffic flow using intelligent traffic surveillance systems.
Cities across the U.S. lauded a report by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) that concluded that excessive speed is one of the most significant causes of both crashes and fatalities on U.S. roadways.
Fluor Corporation reached agreement with Texas Central Rail Holdings, LLC (Texas Central), to advance preliminary development of the 240-mile high-speed passenger rail line connecting Dallas/Fort Worth and Houston.
Arcadis was awarded an approximate $11.6 million contract by the City of Norfolk, Va., to design stormwater infrastructure enhancements to protect Ohio Creek communities against future flooding and continued sea level rise.
Customers who have their Autodesk subscription with IMAGINiT Technologies now have access to the latest updates for the IMAGINiT Utilities for Autodesk Revit 2018 and IMAGINiT Utilities for Autodesk Civil 3D 2018.
The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships (NCPPP) announced the winners of the 2017 National Public-Private Partnership Awards.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced the finalists in the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program. The annual awards honor the extraordinary work of Bentley users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the world.
3D Repo is creating 3D Virtual Reality visualizations to help simulate driverless vehicle routes as part of a GBP 100 million government-backed research project.
Governor Terry McAuliffe joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its private partner and operator of the I-95 Express Lanes, Transurban, to break ground on the start of construction of an eight-mile extension of the I-395 Express Lanes.
New ferry landings designed by McLaren Engineering Group opened on the NYC Ferry South Brooklyn Route in Bay Ridge, Atlantic Basin, and Brooklyn Bridge Park (Pier 6), in New York Harbor.
The U.S. Department of Transportation provided a list of 10 proposed FY 2017 FASTLANE Small Project grant awards totaling $78.88 million to the authorizing committees of jurisdiction for a 60-day Congressional review period.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. announced its financial results for the third fiscal quarter ending June 30, 2017.
AECOM reported third quarter revenue of $4.6 billion. Net income and diluted earnings per share were $101 million and $0.64 in the third quarter, respectively.
R.A. Smith National announced that as of January 1, 2018, Richard (Ricky) A. Smith, Jr., P.E., will assume the role of president at R.A. Smith National. He will succeed current president Richard A. Smith, M.S., P.E.
The Dodge Momentum Index fell in July, dropping 3.3% to 135.0 (2000=100) from its revised June reading of 139.6. The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning.
Latitude 33 Planning & Engineering announced that the San Diego City Council approved Unitas at Pacific Highlands Ranch. The residential project is one of several recent achievements by Latitude 33’s Planning Department.
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced that the Invasive Carp Challenge is now accepting proposals for innovative methods to prevent invasive (or Asian) carp from entering the Great Lakes.
The I-95 Corridor Coalition is set to test the design, implementation and acceptance of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms for funding transportation. CH2M is performing the overall project management, planning and technical work for the project, which will look at mileage-based user fees as one of the alternatives.
ASTM International’s committee on precast concrete products (C27) is developing a new practice that will help measure the performance of devices placed in stormwater pipelines to help remove pollutants.
Lafarge Canada Inc. and Metro Vancouver have reached a three-year agreement that will see drinking water treatment residuals from the Seymour Capilano Filtration Plant be used as a material in cement manufacturing.
NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, reported financial results for the second quarter ended July 1, 2017. Total Revenues for the second quarter of 2017 were $85.1 million, a 48.9% increase from the second quarter of 2016.
On July 29, 2017, Hyperloop One successfully completed its second phase of testing, achieving historic test speeds traveling nearly the full distance of the 500-meter DevLoop track in the Nevada desert.
Using biological materials as flame retardants, defining the characteristics of soil liquefaction during earthquakes and collecting disaster data with aerial drones are among the 12 disaster resilience research projects awarded just over $6 million by the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
KCI Technologies Inc., a multidisciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, announced the acquisition of LandAir Surveying (LAS), a Georgia-based consulting firm that is a recognized leader in utilization of advanced technology.
Otak, Inc., an award-winning engineering, urban design, architecture, planning, and project management firm, announced the acquisition of Loris and Associates, Inc. (LORIS), a Superior, Colo.-based civil and structural engineering firm.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is launching the Water Finance Clearinghouse, a web‐based portal to help communities make informed financing decisions for their drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater infrastructure needs.
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. and CH2M HILL Companies Ltd. announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Jacobs will acquire all of the outstanding shares of CH2M in a cash and stock transaction with an enterprise value (EV) of approximately $3.27 billion, including approximately $416 million of CH2M net debt.
Advances in transportation technology over the last 10years or so have transformed tourism into a huge industry. In fact, some local economies rely heavily on tourism. However, in some cases, the negative effects of tourism on the environment outweigh its economic benefits. To learn more, checkout this infographic created by Ohio University’s Online Master of Science in Civil Engineering program.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced a proposal to facilitate public-private partnerships (P3s) in public transportation.
As part of EPA’s compliance assistance for the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) construction stormwater program, EPA created a “Do I Need A Permit?” flow chart to help construction operators determine if and from whom they need to get NPDES permit coverage for their construction activities.
More than 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world are expected to convene at the Disneyland Hotel and Disney’s Paradise Pier Hotel, Anaheim, Calif., Oct. 15-19, 2017, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications and standards.
The Illinois Tollway is seeking firms to provide a program management office to assist the Tollway with overall program management, technical and administrative services for the Tollway’s 15-year, $14 billion capital program Move Illinois: The Illinois Tollway Driving the Future.
Even a single urban tree can help moderate wind speeds and keep pedestrians comfortable as they walk down the street, according to a new University of British Columbia study that also found losing a single tree can increase wind pressure on nearby buildings and drive up heating costs.
NV5 Global, Inc. was awarded two infrastructure contracts totaling approximately $6 million in fees from public agencies in Florida and California.
American Electric Power announced a major clean energy project, Wind Catcher Energy Connection, that will provide nearly 9 million megawatt-hours of new wind energy annually to its customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.
Morgan State University announced the award of a three-year, $750,000 grant from Intel Corporation to support the University’s continued efforts to educate students in the engineering disciplines and prepare graduates to make immediate contributions to science-, technology-, engineering- and math- (STEM-) related fields.
New research is calling for immediate safeguards and the study of a widely used method for repairing sewer, stormwater and drinking water pipes to understand the potential health and environmental concerns for workers and the public.
The I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project, a roadway reconstruction project in Central Florida and one of the most complex and extensive infrastructure projects in the United States, received the Envision Platinum award from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure.
Civil engineering and surveying firm Manhard Consulting opened a new office in San Antonio to better service the growth of the Texas economy.
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) announced the results of its quarterly CONFINDEX survey showing that the overall CONFINDEX reading declined by more than 5 percent during the second quarter and is up less than 2 percent on a year-over-year basis.
State department of transportation projects that used high-tech tools like Bluetooth sensors to make work zones safer and that improved pedestrian access to heavily traveled corridors were winners in the mid-America regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.
Arcadis acquired E2 ManageTech (E2), an enterprise technology solutions firm providing information technology and business services for the environmental, health and safety (EHS) information market.
Researchers at Waterloo’s Faculty of Science and Faculty of Engineering found that small wetlands have a more significant role to play than larger ones in preventing excess nutrients like nitrogen and phosphorus from fertilizer from reaching waterbodies such as the Great Lakes.
QLH, a water resources consulting firm based in Port Orange, Fla., joined architectural-engineering consulting firm Mead & Hunt on July 1.
CH2M and the City of North Miami Beach, Fla., entered a 15-year partnership to deliver a best-in-class water/wastewater utility for residents and regional customers of the city.
Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, was selected to provide resilience design services for the repair of extensive flood-related damage to the Brooklyn Army and Bush Terminals in Brooklyn, N.Y.
U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $ 169.3 million in airport infrastructure grants to 85 airports in 35 states as part of the FAA’s Airport Improvement Program (AIP).
BUILDing Forward, an exhibition sponsored by the Autodesk BUILD Space, explores the innovation around “making” in the building and infrastructure industries — both material fabrication and larger construction.
Leica Geosystems said that its Leica Captivate Pipeline, a new application available to pipeline surveyors in North America, dramatically streamlines their work by eliminating many of the manual operations that have previously been required in pipeline tracking and reporting.
3D Robotics announced that its Site Scan drone-based aerial analytics platform can now calculate cut and fill volumes directly without exporting drone data into other platforms.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is proposing a diverging diamond interchange to replace roundabouts at the Interstate 17/Happy Valley Road interchange as a way to provide efficient and safe traffic flow for a growing area of north Phoenix.
Park City Municipal Corporation recently selected CH2M to design a new water treatment facility set to create lasting improvements in the Utah mountain community.
The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has turned to a space-age technique to repair and strengthen girders on two Interstate 17 bridges in Phoenix.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting 12 projects in nine states to apply for Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans.
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California has taken a significant step toward the potential development of what would be one of the world’s largest water recycling programs.
Researchers recently discovered that releasing millions of gallons of treated hydraulic fracturing wastewater each year into area surface waters may have longer-lasting effects than originally thought.
ASTM International debuted a new learning management system (LMS) designed to enhance user experience and functionality.
Long-time T.Y. Lin International engineer, Dennis Jyh-Yeu Jang, P.E., S.E., passed away unexpectedly from heart failure on June 13, 2017.
On July 6th, The Harman Group, a firm specializing in structural engineering, parking planning and design and construction engineering, celebrated the groundbreaking of the residential tower portion of 700 Jackson Street, a 14-story mixed-use building, located in Hoboken, N.J.
The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) published new guide specifications on Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) and construction of road tunnels.
Pennsylvania’s Public-Private Partnership (P3) board approved two projects – one that will establish a wetland mitigation bank to offset environmental impacts from construction or development projects, and another to pursue transit oriented development.
Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb and Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Commissioner Joe McGuinness kicked off Indiana’s Next Level Roads initiative.
The I-595 Corridor Improvements Project in Florida and David Spector, director of the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE), were recognized as models of excellence in innovative transportation financing by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association
Despite a plethora of alternative transportation modes — buses, trains, bicycles — city dwellers are driving more miles than ever, according to University of Michigan researchers.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released the Northeast Corridor (NEC) FUTURE Record of Decision (ROD).
Ware Malcomb announced the firm’s CEO and artist, Lawrence R. Armstrong, has designed a first-of-its-kind Post 9-11 War Memorial to honor the military service men and women who have lost their lives in the war on terror.
Commuter rail service is off to a running start near the new Boston Landing campus, world headquarters of New Balance Athletics, in Boston’s Brighton neighborhood, thanks to the planning and design work of STV.
A new study by MIT climate scientists, economists, and agriculture experts finds that certain hotspots in the country will experience severe reductions in crop yields by 2050, due to climate change’s impact on irrigation.
State department of transportation projects that greatly improved safety for transit commuters and revolutionized the way it collected tolls across an entire state are among the winners in the northeast regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.
The DC Water board of directors approved the authority’s largest contract to date for the design and construction of the Northeast Boundary Tunnel (NEBT).
WSP USA and the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) signed a memorandum of understanding to jointly collaborate on creating a stronger connection between research and deployment of transportation systems management and operations (TSMO) as well as connected and automated vehicle solutions.
The Central 70 Project will remove the 53-year old I-70 viaduct in central Denver, lower a section of I-70 below grade, and construct a 4-acre park over the interstate in the Elyria and Swansea neighborhoods.
Leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Standardization Organization recently entered into an agreement with the American Concrete Institute (ACI) to cooperate toward a better understanding and use of concrete and cementitious materials in civil infrastructure.
Ohio Department of Transportation’s I-270/US 33 Interchange, designed by CH2M, received the 2017 ODOT/ACEC Partnering Award for Excellence in Highway Design in the Best Urban Project category.
The Chicago market claimed the top spot with 66 percent of its space qualified as green certified according to the fourth annual Green Building Adoption Index study by CBRE and Maastricht University.
HDR’s newest publication, “Data-Driven Design,” illuminates the consulting group’s computational design process and how it connects the built environment with predictive analytics and operational design.
ClearEdge3D, developers of the Verity construction verification software and EdgeWise automated modeling software, acquired Pericept, a construction verification software firm.
In partnership with the UK’s University of Lancaster, aerial mapping company Bluesky launched a tool that can be used to predict the likelihood of trees falling on essential infrastructure.
Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, announced formation of a collaborative UK Strategic Design Consultant Partnership with Atkins, Mott MacDonald and WSP.
The City of Houston awarded TransCore a $33.6 million contract to design and build an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) that will be deployed across 489 intersections throughout the city.
TriMet, the transportation and transit authority for Portland, Ore., awarded a contract to WSP USA for the design of a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system.
York County, S.C., selected Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, to perform a force main replacement along Highway 274 from Crowder’s Creek Pump Station to the Big Allison Creek Pump Station.
Data Visualization Intelligence, Inc. (DVI) launched their Vantage Point solution for corporations looking to improve their travel programs in new and unexpected ways.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) published the Draft Environmental Impact Statement review (DEIS) for the Hudson Tunnel Project
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced the Federal Aviation Administration will award $230 million in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grants for 104 airports and $105.3 million in airport infrastructure grants to 133 airports across the United States.
AECOM and Shimmick Construction announced a definitive agreement for AECOM to acquire Shimmick, an established company in the California and Western U.S. heavy civil construction market.
EPA announced the rules for the 6th annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition open to U.S. colleges and universities.
Terracon announced its acquisition of Dente Engineering, located in the Albany, N.Y., area.
Cities plagued with terrible traffic problems may be overlooking a simple, low-cost solution: High-occupancy vehicle (HOV) policies that encourage carpooling can reduce traffic drastically, according to a new study co-authored by MIT economists.
Trimble announced that Trimble Catalyst software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver for Android devices is now available through Trimble’s global distribution network.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District selected the joint venture team of CH2M and Burns & McDonnell as one of six firms to share an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to support BUILDER Sustainment Management System (SMS) facility condition assessment services globally.
On June 29 in the top floor main conference room, filled with proud parents and students, H2M architects + engineers CEO and President Rich Humann, P.E. awarded six H2M architects + engineers STEM (Science, Technical, Engineering, or Math) Scholarships.
The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has mapped out a decade-long plan designed to rebuild decayed roads and replace structurally deficient bridges all across the state.
MWH Treatment has focused on creating a behavioral safety culture within its design teams to support and compliment the more conventional on-site safety practices during construction.
The City and County of Denver and the Regional Transportation District (RTD), with support from CH2M, will kick off the downtown 16th Street Mall alternative analysis and environmental clearance effort to determine the future of the 1.2-mile corridor.
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced this year’s winners for its Members and Projects of the Year Awards Program at its Annual Meeting.
The Panama Canal commemorated the one-year anniversary of the inauguration of its Expanded Canal, one of the most significant milestones in the history of the 102-year old waterway.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) announced the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program through a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Federal Register.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota, at the MTA Genius Transit Challenge Conference, responded to Governor Cuomo’s challenge by announcing he will conduct a top-to-bottom audit to overhaul the organization and present a plan within 60 days to modernize the subway system.