AEC TECH NEWS: XP Solutions releases XPSWMM 2017

AEC TECH NEWS: XP Solutions releases XPSWMM 2017

January 18th, 2017 by

XP Solutions released XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2017 — hydrodynamic software models for simulating sanitary sewer systems, stormwater systems, rivers, and urban flooding.

Study demonstrates feasibility of large-scale regional water recycling program

Study demonstrates feasibility of large-scale regional water recycling program

January 18th, 2017 by

A new study has confirmed the feasibility of a proposed large-scale project to treat and purify wastewater and distribute it to groundwater basins across the region through a collaboration between the Metropolitan Water District and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff rebranding as WSP

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff rebranding as WSP

January 17th, 2017 by

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services consulting firm, will assume the WSP name effective May 2017. The firm has operated as WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff since the acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff by WSP in October 2014.

U.S. DOT report on highway, transit conditions reveals $926 billion infrastructure investment need

U.S. DOT report on highway, transit conditions reveals $926 billion infrastructure investment need

January 17th, 2017 by

A new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure — 2015 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance — confirms that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation’s highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog.

U.S. DOT grants $1.07 billion to improve rail transit service in Chicago

U.S. DOT grants $1.07 billion to improve rail transit service in Chicago

January 10th, 2017 by

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced approximately $1.07 billion in federal grant funds to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for the first phase of the Red and Purple Modernization Project.

UGA launches MBA-engineering dual degree program

UGA launches MBA-engineering dual degree program

January 10th, 2017 by

The University of Georgia is launching a dual-degree program that will allow students to earn a bachelor’s degree in engineering and an MBA within five years.

Northwestern University Professor Joseph Schofer honored with ARTBA’s Research & Education Award

Northwestern University Professor Joseph Schofer honored with ARTBA’s Research & Education Award

January 10th, 2017 by

Joseph L. Schofer, Ph.D., associate dean and professor of civil and environmental engineering at Northwestern University’s McCormick School of Engineering, is the 2017 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) prestigious S.S. Steinberg Award.

LAN team to conduct Dallas HSR station area planning study

LAN team to conduct Dallas HSR station area planning study

January 10th, 2017 by

The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), the metropolitan planning organization for the Dallas-Fort Worth Region, selected the Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam (LAN) team to conduct a High-Speed Rail (HSR) station area planning study in downtown Dallas.

USACE revises and renews nationwide permits

USACE revises and renews nationwide permits

January 9th, 2017 by

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revised and renewed nationwide permits (NWPs) necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2017, and replace the existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2017.

Imagine H2O’s 8th annual water innovation accelerator identifies promising data solutions

Imagine H2O’s 8th annual water innovation accelerator identifies promising data solutions

January 9th, 2017 by

Imagine H2O, the water innovation accelerator, selected 12 startups to advance to its 8th annual Accelerator Program. Over 180 startups from 20 countries registered for the Challenge.

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