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