Mergers and acquisitions

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In Zweig Group’s 2016 Merger & Acquisition Survey, researchers found that the gap between actual M&A transaction values and expected values for future M&A activity has narrowed during the last five years.

Specify

December 1st, 2016 by

New products that civil and structural engineers can specify or incorporate into projects.

Civil + Structural Design Tools

December 1st, 2016 by

Software programs, hardware, scanners, drones, and other products and technologies that civil and structural engineers use for data collection, design, and analysis — in the office and in the field.

Mitigating environmental impact

December 1st, 2016 by

The Orange County Health Care Agency and the California Regional Water Quality Control Board required the closure of five underground storage tanks (USTs) at the former Marine Corps Air Station El Toro in Irvine, Calif. Constructed in 1953, these five USTs held 591,426 gallons of jet propulsion fuel and needed to be decommissioned by filling the tanks with an inert solid material in order to achieve regulatory closure concurrence.

Rehabbing aging concrete wastewater infrastructure

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As much of the nation’s wastewater and sewer infrastructure approaches the 50- to 100-year mark, it must be rehabilitated to remain in use for a growing population. Yet, municipal wastewater treatment facilities, sewers, and vaults endure some of the most severe and corrosive environments in the water industry and must pass increasing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) scrutiny.

Evaluating the sustainable performance of infrastructure assets: A flexible and adaptable approach

December 1st, 2016 by

Several years ago, I put my career on a different track by entering the broad field of sustainability. I wish I could say that after graduating with my master’s degree I consciously chose to work in the area of standards and rating systems — a line of work that seeks to provide a clear, indisputable path toward sustainability — but that line of work found me. And it’s been a terrific ride since.

Giving more lift to a lift station

December 1st, 2016 by

As part of the ongoing combined sewer overflow (CSO) program in North Vernon, Ind., the surcharging of one lift station was solved by using long, parallel runs of large-diameter pipe instead of replacing or enlarging the lift station.

Large-diameter rehabilitation in Houston

December 1st, 2016 by

The City of Houston operates and maintains approximately 6,000 miles of gravity sewers with diameters ranging from 6 inches to 144 inches. The average wastewater flow through the system is estimated at 277 million gallons per day (mgd). Depths as great as 80 feet and the city’s extensive urban development make access to these sewers for inspection and repair difficult.

Project Profitability: Design firm project managers and marketing

Project Profitability: Design firm project managers and marketing

December 1st, 2016 by

Project managers can and should have a major role in a design firm’s marketing effort. Unfortunately, many engineering and architectural firms fail to properly integrate their project managers into the marketing team.

Collaboration on E4 Stockholm Bypass

December 1st, 2016 by

This SEK 27.6 billion multidiscipline project required the AECOM and ÅF joint venture (JV) to design 18 kilometers of twin tunnels for the Stockholm Bypass, a 21-kilometer motorway linking southern and northern Stockholm, Sweden. Intended to reduce the impacts on sensitive natural and cultural resources, the underground link will be the world’s second longest road tunnels, with their mainline reaching a maximum depth of 100 meters.

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