Civil + Structural Engineering News

Five Western states receive top honors in America’s Transportation Awards

State department of transportation projects that restored essential highways following devastating landslides and improved safety for motorists and wildlife are among the winners in the western regional America’s Transportation Awards competition.

Survey finds U.S. mayors taking action on climate protection, and planning for more

Cities across the country are showing leadership in promoting renewable electricity, low-carbon transportation, and energy efficiency, according to preliminary results of a survey jointly conducted by The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES).

USGS collaborates with FEMA on national earthquake loss estimate

Earthquakes are estimated to cost the nation $6.1 billion annually in building stock losses, according to an updated report published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) science on earthquake hazards was a critical component to this analysis.

Large RCP pipe used to reconstruct stormwater outfalls for post-Hurricane Sandy resiliency project

A comprehensive resiliency plan to reduce risk from storm damage on the New Jersey shore included pumping 1.4 million cubic yards of sand on 1.6 miles of beach in Elberon and Deal, N.J., as well as modification to six stormwater outfalls and two groins.

UNH research finds seacoast roads under new threat from rising sea level

Research out of the University of New Hampshire has found that some roads, as far as two miles from the shore, are facing a new hazard that currently cannot be seen by drivers — rising groundwater caused by increasing ocean water levels.

Missouri S&T, UM System partner to complete Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory

Missouri University of Science and Technology is partnering with the University of Missouri System to fully support a key research initiative at Missouri S&T — the Advanced Construction and Materials Laboratory.

McLaren Engineering to transform NYC Brooklyn Cruise Terminal into temporary ePrix racetrack

Formula E announced its partnership with McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm, Brooklyn-based general contractor D’Onofrio General Contractors Corp., New York City Economic Development Corporation, and The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the buildout of the inaugural New York City ePrix racetrack.

CH2M, Evergreen State College Center for Sustainable Infrastructure visualize a future for water infrastructure

A group of 50 industry experts, including CH2M, came together from backgrounds in water supply, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, to develop a regional shared vision for the future of water infrastructure in the Northwest.

RPS Klotz Associates environmental study wins 2017 ACEC Texas honors

RPS Klotz Associates garnered a Silver Medal in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2017 Texas Engineering Excellence Awards for its environmental report as part of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District’s Storm Surge Suppression Study.

Michael Baker pioneers drone activity to gather runway improvement data

Michael Baker International recently marked a significant milestone for the aviation industry as it partnered with the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) to use Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) — commonly known as drones — to inspect runway conditions.

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