Tunnel boring machine for Delaware Aqueduct repair to be named for trailblazing engineer
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that it will pay tribute to a trailblazing engineer and civil rights activist by naming one of the world’s most advanced tunnel boring machines in her honor.
AEC TECH NEWS: FINLEY updates software platform to SOFiSTiK and Autodesk
FINLEY Engineering Group recently implemented SOFiSTiK, a seamless BIM workflow for structural engineering. All necessary steps from modeling through to generating reinforcement sheets for civil and structural engineering projects can be carried out using a smart data transfer between Autodesk and SOFiStiK software.
Flint hires Arcadis to plan water distribution system improvements
The City of Flint, Mich., selected Arcadis to prepare a Water Distribution System Optimization Plan under a contract worth approximately $800,000. The plan is intended to guide improvements for the distributed water quality, sustainability and long-term operation of the city’s aging water system.
Arcadis study: China ranks first, U.S. second in generating significant GDP from built assets
The U.S. continues to trail China in generating the highest financial returns to its economy and gross domestic product (GDP) from built assets, according to the 2016 Global Built Asset Performance Index released by Arcadis. The index ranks how tangible buildings and infrastructure contribute to each country’s GDP across 36 of the world’s largest economies.