The National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street Stormwater Guide provides practitioners, leaders, and other advocates with the tools to design streets for successful stormwater management.
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, along with Kyle Schneweis, director of the newly created Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT), unveiled the new name and logo for the Department of Transportation.
Design, planning, and surveying firm WGI joined forces with award-winning parking consulting and structural engineering provider Carl Walker, Inc.
The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association (PVCPA), which represents U.S. and Canadian manufacturers of PVC pipe, announced completion of the first comprehensive environmental and performance review of water and sewer pipes in North America.
A new, comprehensive reference guide to the many existing industry high-density polyethylene (HDPE) conduit standards has been published by the Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI).
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.
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).
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.
A new analysis of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data finds that current airport construction funding levels are only half of what is necessary to make safety improvements and help reduce runway congestion.
The seventh annual Arcadis Global Construction Disputes Report 2017, Avoiding the Same Pitfalls, reveals the average value of construction disputes in North America was lower than in most parts of the world in 2016.
The 18th Annual International LiDAR Mapping Forum, taking place in Denver, Feb. 5-7, 2018, announced a Call for Papers
The Florida Water Environment Association recently chose the Central Pasco County Beneficial Water Reuse Project, the 4G Wetlands, as its 2016 David W. York Water Reuse Project of the Year Award-winner.
The Illinois Tollway board of directors approved two new construction contracts and five new professional engineering service contracts totaling more than $103 million at its June meeting.
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.
Horner & Shifrin, Inc. a professional services firm based in St. Louis, was named a St. Louis Post Dispatch 2017 Top Workplace.
According to Balfour Beatty, the construction site of 2050 will be human-free with work moved offsite, remote control of machinery and new materials and techniques exploited to improve cost, safety and efficiency.
The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) on June 16 to study and identify current and future Commuter Rail needs and improvements as part of the MBTA’s Commuter Rail Vision.
A new ASCE Press book tackles this critical skill of speaking in public.
The National Complete Streets Coalition announced its new Safe Streets Academy, a program designed to help jurisdictions transform their commitment to traffic safety into practice.
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau will provide a $106.95 million TIFIA loan to the Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise to finance completion of the C-470 Express Lanes Project.
The Mobile District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) reselected CH2M to provide planning and design services for their civil works program.
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) announced that the Dordt College Engineering Department is the grand prize winner of the 2017 NCEES Engineering Education Award.
Manhard Consulting acquired Tamarack Consulting, LLC., a Denver-based civil engineering firm that specializes in oil and gas, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Colorado special districts.
Zweig Group announced the winners of the 2017 Marketing Excellence Awards.
The state, city, and foundation will partner on underwriting the $225 million cost of replacing and expanding the existing cap over I-95 and Christopher Columbus Boulevard.
The Chicago Transit Authority is seeking the most qualified firms to design and build the first phase of its Red and Purple Modernization Program (RPM).
Texas engineering firm JQ rolled out to its offices throughout the state a Day of Service initiative.
EPA produced a guide to encourage partnerships between park agencies and stormwater agencies to promote the use of green infrastructure on park lands.
More than half of water utility leaders globally have yet to embrace innovation and risk missing out on important “sustainability dividends,” according to a new Arcadis report.
A new wave of drilling activity in the hydraulic fracturing sector has kick-started demand for water management solutions in a sector that was lagging less than a year ago.
The Build America Bureau, in cooperation with the Federal Highway Administration’s (FHWA) Center for Innovative Finance Support, released a discussion paper on Early Involvement of Private Developers in the Consideration of Long-Term Public-Private Partnership Concession Options.
WSP acquired YR&G, a national firm that specializes in sustainable consulting, education and analysis.
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.
Terracon acquired Earth Exploration Inc. (EEI), significantly enhancing Terracon’s presence in the Upper Midwest by establishing offices in Indiana and Michigan.
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.
Nonresidential construction spending fell 1.7 percent in April 2017, totaling $696.3 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis.
Zweig Group released the 2017 Hot Firm List, an annual ranking of the 100 fastest-growing firms in the architecture, engineering, planning, and environmental consulting industry.
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.
S&ME announced that effective June 1, 2017, Littlejohn will now be referred to as S&ME. The name change reflects S&ME’s acquisition of Littlejohn that took place in December 2014.
AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, rang The Opening Bell at the New York Stock Exchange on May 31 in celebration of the firm’s 10th anniversary of its initial public offering (IPO).
VHB is expanding services in Georgia to meet the needs of the growing Atlanta metro area. Effective May 22, 2017, VHB acquired McGee Partners, an Atlanta-based transportation engineering firm.
Arup announced its region-wide promotions of new associates and associate principals.
Zweig Group released the list of the 2017 Best Firms To Work For, a ranking honoring the creation of outstanding workplaces at architecture, landscape architecture, geotechnical, environmental, and civil, structural, and multidiscipline engineering firms.
New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) in Newark, N.J., and Mercer County Community College (MCCC) in West Windsor Township, N.J., have signed a joint agreement designed to improve student access across the two higher-education institutions.
The Plastics Pipe Institute, Inc. (PPI) announced that its Conduit Division has been renamed the Power & Communications Division (PCD).
Black & Veatch was selected to provide program management services to Denver Water on the Gross Reservoir Expansion Project.
AECOM is seeking qualified professionals and technical experts to fill more than 3,000 open positions throughout the United States and Canada during the next six months.
Hubbell, Roth & Clark, Inc. (HRC) opened an office in Kalamazoo, the seventh location for the Bloomfield Hills-based civil engineering firm.
Build Change and Simpson Strong-Tie announced the Simpson Strong-Tie Fellowship for Engineering Excellence program and call for applicants.
The Metropolitan Water District’s Board of Directors approved an initial down payment to participate in a proposed large off-stream reservoir in Northern California.
Fourteen organizations spanning 27 counties in North Carolina and South Carolina will receive more than $1.1 million in new grants from Duke Energy’s Water Resources Fund to support environmental and wildlife programs.
Midtown Manhattan will be home base to a Schnabel Engineering team of highly skilled technical professionals who will provide tunneling design, geostructural, geotechnical, dam and levee design, and risk management services.
The EPA launched a new website to provide information about EPA’s review of the definition of “Waters of the U.S.” (WOTUS) as set out in the 2015 Clean Water Rule.
Transtec is designing optimized pavements that last longer, are more sustainable, safer, and cost less to construct.
The Heavy Construction Contractors Association (HCCA) recognized the Dewberry-designed, I-66 widening design-build project in Virginia with its Excellence in Infrastructure Award for a project over $15 million.
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) made public a memo from the independent Forensics Team, which outlines a list of potential physical factors that may have contributed to the Lake Oroville gated (main) spillway failure on Feb. 7.
International real estate firm Hines announced The Strand, a new 135-acre corporate campus and mixed-use development master planned by Gensler.
The Zweig Letter, a management newsletter for A/E leaders, announced that its site license, in which entire firms have access to the weekly publication, is available to subscribers for as little as two cents per issue.
The overall health of Chesapeake Bay improved in 2016, a positive sign that recovery efforts are working.
Maser Consulting P.A. recently opened an office in Charlotte, N.C., to support one of the firm’s newest services, providing right-of-way (ROW) land management services for the oil & gas, utility and renewable energy industries.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is now WSP worldwide effective May 10. In the United States, the firm will operate as WSP USA.
The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation.
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) launched a microsite on the agency’s website to provide a central resource for information about guardrails and other roadside safety hardware.
The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) released the first NHDPlus High Resolution (NHDPlus HR) datasets in Beta version.
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.
Giffels Webster received national recognition by the American Planning Association (APA) for development of the downtown master plan for the City of Clawson, Mich.
Padre Dam Municipal Water District received regulatory conceptual approvals for the East County Advanced Water Purification Program from the California State Water Resources Control Board Division of Drinking Water.
GZA, a geotechnical and environmental consulting firm, announced its new Boston location at 31 State Street, 8th Floor.
On April 27, 2017, Milhouse headquarters was subjected to a new force of leadership as the office hosted protégés from households across the city.
Slayden Constructors, Inc., a subsidiary of MWH Constructors, Inc., was selected as the construction manager/general contractor (GM/GC) for a $27 million project for a new Water Treatment Plant in Lebanon, Ore.
The U.S. municipal water sector sits at the cusp of change with more than $20 billion of forecasted spending on software, data, and analytics solutions over the next decade.
This year’s National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, from May 8-12, encourages companies and workers to observe a pause during the workday for topical discussions, safety demonstrations, and training in hazard recognition and fall prevention.
Hill International announced that the sale of its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital.
As part of the company’s never-ending commitment to accepting nothing less than Zero Harm for anyone coming into contact with its work, Balfour Beatty US Joined forces with more than 60 national and global construction firms to sponsor Safety Week 2017.
FMI’s forecast for 2017 predicts an increase of 6% for total construction put in place.
While jobsite safety often includes discussions around injuries, hazards, incident reporting, and first aid, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has been focused on promoting mental health and suicide prevention.
Five projects from Gannett Fleming were honored at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards gala on April 25.
During Safety Week, construction companies will take the opportunity to thank their employees for their dedication to safety and work to educate, inspire and share best practices.
Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) in the global water sector exceeded $20 billion in 2016, pushing the three-year total valuation of announced deals to more than $57 billion.
Infiltrator Water Technologies, a manufacturer of decentralized wastewater treatment technology, celebrates 30 years of innovation in the onsite wastewater industry this year.
Terracon, a national engineering consulting firm with a personal and uncompromising commitment to everyone going home safe to their family every day, announced a record-low rate of work-related injuries in 2016.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating its website — www.epa.gov — to reflect the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Two longtime utility directors launched a communications consulting firm dedicated to helping water and wastewater professionals across North Carolina and the nation meet their customers’ growing expectations for information.
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 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.
RCM Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets of RAF Services, Inc., a New York-based engineering services company.
Wind-driven expansion of marsh ponds on the Mississippi River Delta is a significant factor in the loss of crucial land in the Delta region, according to research published by scientists at Indiana University and North Carolina State University.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) April 26 told a U.S. Senate panel the controversial “waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule is scientifically and legally flawed and should be repealed.
Marc Edwards, University Distinguished Professor and the Charles P. Lunsford Professor in the Charles E. Via Jr. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in the College of Engineering, has been awarded Engineering News-Record’s 2017 Award of Excellence.
At the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE’s) 43rd Annual Convention in Kansas City, the society recognized its most outstanding individual and organizational supporters with two awards.
The Purdue University Board of Trustees voted Friday (April 21) to approve naming the Lyles School of Civil Engineering graduate program in recognition of a recent significant gift by generous alumni Christopher and Susan Burke.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its fifth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a national college competition to engage the next generation to design solutions for stormwater pollution using green infrastructure.
Phoenix’s 27th Avenue Compost Facility is the recent recipient of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Silver verification.
As part of an ongoing effort to improve the suite of hydrography web-based map services, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) will separate the services for the National Hydrography Dataset (NHD) and Watershed Boundary Dataset (WBD).
On Earth Day, April 22, CH2M employees will trade in their calculators and computers for a pair of gloves and shovels.
As part of Earth Week, April 16-22, 2017, HDR offices are hosting or participating in clean-up or tree planting volunteer events.
An EPA webinar on April 27 will highlight three innovative state initiatives that address novel stressors and improve the resilience of program operations.
Parsons released its 2017 corporate social responsibility report, People, Planet, Progress.
The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) honored WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff with its Corporate Leadership Award for 2017.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) officially opened the doors to its new location at in Salisbury, Md.