Flint hires Arcadis to plan water distribution system improvements

Flint hires Arcadis to plan water distribution system improvements

December 12th, 2016 by

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

Arcadis study: China ranks first, U.S. second in generating significant GDP from built assets

November 29th, 2016 by

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.

October construction starts recede 4 percent

October construction starts recede 4 percent

November 22nd, 2016 by

New construction starts in October decreased 4 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $678.9 billion, settling back from the elevated amount that was reported in September, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.

New tech uses electricity to track water, ID potential problems in concrete

New tech uses electricity to track water, ID potential problems in concrete

November 8th, 2016 by

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Eastern Finland have developed a new technique for tracking water in concrete structures, allowing engineers to identify potential issues before they become big problems.

Sixth Street Viaduct replacement shifts to new construction from demolition

Sixth Street Viaduct replacement shifts to new construction from demolition

October 27th, 2016 by

Skanska and its joint venture partner Stacy and Witbeck (SSW) announced that construction of foundations for the new Sixth Street Viaduct will begin this month.

50K Coalition receives $294,000 NSF grant to improve U.S. engineering diversity

50K Coalition receives $294,000 NSF grant to improve U.S. engineering diversity

October 25th, 2016 by

The National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a $294,500 grant to support a pilot program sponsored by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE). The project will be implemented by the 50K Coalition, a 40-organization collaborative formed by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society, NSBE, the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, and the Society of Women Engineers.

Nonresidential spending slips in August

Nonresidential spending slips in August

October 6th, 2016 by

Nonresidential construction spending fell for a second consecutive month in August, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors.

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