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.

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.

ACI announces recipients of ACI Certification Award and ACI Construction Award

ACI announces recipients of ACI Certification Award and ACI Construction Award

January 20th, 2017 by

The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the recipients of the ACI Certification Award and the ACI Construction Award at a press conference during World of Concrete.

CRC announces new research product

CRC announces new research product

January 19th, 2017 by

The ACI Foundation’s Concrete Research Council (CRC) completed a new research product — Evaluation of Seismic Behavior of Coupling Beams with Various Types of Steel Fiber-Reinforced Concrete.

AEC TECH NEWS: Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.

AEC TECH NEWS: Simpson Strong-Tie acquires CG Visions, Inc.

January 19th, 2017 by

Simpson Strong-Tie, a provider of engineered structural connectors and building solutions acquired CG Visions, Inc., a U.S. company providing building information modeling (BIM) technology, services and consultation to the residential building industry.

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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