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.

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.

December U.S. residential construction statistics released

December U.S. residential construction statistics released

January 19th, 2017 by

The U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced new residential construction statistics for December 2016.

Brno, Czech Republic Takes First Step to Create European Hyperloop Connecting to Slovakia

Brno, Czech Republic Takes First Step to Create European Hyperloop Connecting to Slovakia

January 19th, 2017 by

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) announced the signing of an exploratory agreement with the city of Brno, Czech Republic. This agreement marks the immediate exploration of the feasibility for a Hyperloop system for the city.

Gannett Fleming names new chairman and new president

Gannett Fleming names new chairman and new president

January 18th, 2017 by

Global engineering and infrastructure firm Gannett Fleming named two company veterans to its top leadership positions. Effective Jan. 7, 2017, Robert M. Scaer, P.E., is chairman of the board and chief executive officer; and Paul D. Nowicki, P.E., is president and chief operating officer.

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan form ‘Smart Belt Coalition’ to collaborate on automated, connected vehicles

Transportation agencies in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan form ‘Smart Belt Coalition’ to collaborate on automated, connected vehicles

January 18th, 2017 by

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) have formed the Smart Belt Coalition – a first-of-its-kind collaboration – with transportation agencies in Ohio and Michigan that will focus on automated and connected vehicle initiatives.

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