Balfour Beatty achieved a world first by being the first company to complete the ISO 20400 assessment, the 2017 international standard for sustainable procurement.
A group of 50 industry experts, including CH2M, came together from backgrounds in water supply, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, to develop a regional shared vision for the future of water infrastructure in the Northwest.
RPS Klotz Associates garnered a Silver Medal in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 2017 Texas Engineering Excellence Awards for its environmental report as part of the Gulf Coast Community Protection and Recovery District’s Storm Surge Suppression Study.
The Federal Railroad Administration issued a Record of Decision for the Baltimore and Potomac (B&P) Tunnel Project, concluding the environmental review process.
The National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior awarded Michael Baker International a five-year, $30 million contract to provide environmental and safety management services to all seven regions of the Park Service
The University of Pittsburgh this summer has designed a new Master of Science in Sustainable Engineering (MSSE) program.
Following hundreds of public meetings and thousands of public comments, California released the final, refined environmental documents for WaterFix, an essential effort to modernize the State’s water infrastructure.
A new ASTM International standard will help manufacturing plants better recycle returned fresh concrete, supporting the growth in sustainable construction practices.
Louis Berger surpassed its goal to train and credential 100 of its professionals in the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) program. The corporation has accredited 132 ENV SPs across Louis Berger and its affiliate companies.
The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) recently unveiled its new, state-of-the-art, vehicle maintenance, storage and operations facility, designed by STV. STV provided a broad range of architectural and engineering design services for the new facility, which incorporates a number of sustainable design and environmentally friendly features.
Ron Klemencic, P.E., S.E., Hon. AIA, chairman and CEO of Magnusson Klemencic Associates, will deliver the 2017 Landis Lecture at the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.
The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) announced its keynote speakers for Environmental Connection 2017 — IECA’s Annual Conference for the erosion, sediment control and stormwater industry.
After an extensive Request for Proposal (RFP) process, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) selected Parsons to lead the environmental review and complete the preliminary design for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing project.
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine offers a roadmap and recommendations to help U.S. cities work toward sustainability, measurably improving their residents’ economic, social, and environmental well-being.
The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) and the Global Designing Cities Initiative unveiled the Global Street Design Guide, the first-ever worldwide standard for redesigning city streets to prioritize safety, pedestrians, transit and sustainable mobility for an urban century.
Arcadis has been appointed to three framework contracts by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District. The series of framework contracts cover environmental and remediation services for sites in Germany, Poland, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands.
The DC Water and Sewer Authority (DC Water) issued the nation’s first environmental impact bond (EIB) to fund the initial green infrastructure project in its DC Clean Rivers Project, a $2.6 billion program to control stormwater runoff and improve the District’s water quality.
Green Business Certification Inc. announced a new credential for landscape architects and sustainability professionals launching Oct. 1, 2016. The SITES Accredited Professional (SITES AP) establishes a common framework to define the profession of sustainable landscape design and development and provides landscape professionals with the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, expertise and commitment to the profession.
Los Angeles World Airports released the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP). The LAMP includes a 2.25- mile Automated People Mover, a Consolidated Rental Car Center, two Intermodal Transfer Facilities, roadway and highway upgrades, transportation management policies, and related plan amendments and other entitlements.
Scheduled to open on September 24, 2016, the National Museum of African American History and Culture represents much more than a cultural and architectural landmark. It is also set to be a representation of best practices in sustainable building design.
New York City leads the United States for sustainability, according to the Sustainable Cities Index from Arcadis. From 22 North American cities measured, New York City ranks ahead of Boston (5th), San Francisco (6th) and Seattle (7th).
The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) awarded the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) a five-year cooperative agreement to continue the Center for Environmental Excellence to advance a strategic national program to maximize efficiency, reliability and consistency in delivering environmentally sound transportation projects, programs and services.
The precast concrete industry is striving to reduce its environmental impact at the manufacturing level through the North American Precast Concrete Sustainable Plant Program (NAPCSPP). Energy, materials, and transportation data are tracked and results are reported in the following categories: carbon dioxide equivalent (global warming potential), total primary energy, and water consumption.
Environmental Enginuity Group (EEG) completed the final design of its long-planned Environmental Service Provider program, which allows companies that wish to be considered for entry into the EEG Collective of Service providers but do not care to sell their company to EEG.
Arcadis North America was awarded two new environmental contracts with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) – Mobile District, to provide environmental compliance, pollution prevention services and hazardous waste investigation and design for various military installations and federal and civil agencies.
The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is accepting nominations for the 2017 Environmental Excellence Awards (EEAs), a biennial program that recognizes exemplary environmental stewardship in transportation planning and project development.
The Rueter-Hess Water Purification Facility, located in Parker, Colo., has been honored with a national award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists
Michael Baker International and Titusville Cocoa Airport Authority were recently recognized with the Florida Airports Council J. Bryan Cooper Environmental Award for General Aviation Airports for its safety area improvements to the Merritt Island Airport Runway 11-29, in Brevard County, Florida.
The LafargeHolcim Awards seeks leading projects of professionals as well as bold ideas from the Next Generation that combine sustainable construction solutions with architectural excellence.
The WateReuse Association, Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, and Pentair have come together to help advance the development of sustainable agricultural practices by highlighting innovative farming approaches using water reuse technologies in a new video.
Hydro International worked with United Way and the Cumberland Country Soil and Water Conservation District to clean up trash from the Long Creek Watershed. The waste collected during this collaborative volunteer day will be used in a research study that will help enhance water quality treatment.
The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and NJ TRANSIT will hold two meetings on the Hudson Tunnel Project to build a new tunnel and rehabilitate the current, 106-year-old tunnel.
GEI Consultants, Inc. expanded its Environmental Planning Practice with the addition of several key practice leaders and supporting staff, totaling more than 30 environmental practitioners, in the firms Sacramento office.
SWCA Environmental Consultants acquired New England Environmental, Inc. (NEE), an environmental consulting firm based in Amherst, Mass. The acquisition expands SWCAs national presence to the Northeast and broadens its scope to include landscape architecture and ecological design.
MTA New York City Transit has installed approximately 6,500 sustainable composite ties in a major Staten Island Railway (SIR) track renewal project to repair significant damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the hiring of a joint venture of Gannett Fleming and AECOM to conduct public outreach, environmental review and preliminary engineering for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Main Line Expansion Project.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has begun procuring key services necessary for Phase 2 of the Second Avenue Subway, placing advertisements for Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the first three contracts, which include design, environmental, and community outreach services.
AECOM earned four awards from the Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) and Environmental Business Journal (EBJ). CCBJ recognized AECOM with industry leadership and project merit awards in Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience; EBJ honored AECOM with two project merit awards for environmental remediation and habitat protection.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reached a new milestone in the environmental study phase of the I-70 East Project with the release of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), which kicks off a 30-day public review period. The FEIS is the last draft of an almost 13-year study analyzing transportation alternatives for the heavily congested I-70 corridor.
Under a new plan, the Justice Departments Environment and Natural Resources Division and the U.S. Attorneys Offices will work with the Department of Labors Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), and Wage and Hour Division (WHD) to investigate and prosecute worker endangerment violations.
The South Bay Bus Maintenance Facility in Chula Vista, Calif., received a distinguished Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Californias (ACEC-CA) Engineering Excellence Awards program in the Building/Technology Systems category.
Lancaster Area Sewer Authority (LASA) and Buchart Horn, a full-service, international engineering and architectural firm, broke ground on a $26.8 million biosolids upgrade and improvement project in Lancaster, Pa. The facility, which already meets EPA standards, is beginning the upgrade as a voluntary, proactive project to reduce its environmental footprint.
International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) named its 2015 winners for the Environmental Achievement and Outstanding Professional of the Year awards.
Four key green-building stakeholder organizations will launch the first Program Operator Consortium in the industry to serve as an expert resource and advocate for creating product category rules, reviewing life cycle assessment reports, and verifying and publishing environmental product declarations.
Caltrans was awarded all the necessary environmental permits to safely remove Pier E3, the largest of the underwater piers at the Old Bay Bridge, with controlled charges. Experts have analyzed this method of demolition and agree it will significantly reduce impacts to the environment.
The Newsletter of the Mayors Water Council of the U.S. Conference of Mayors featured an article on the first industry-wide, peer reviewed environmental product declaration (EPD) for water and sewer piping in North America.
The Spalding Bridge repair project in Lewiston was presented with an American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President’s Award for environmental stewardship at AASHTOs annual meeting in Chicago.
Newly revised environmental management standard ISO 14001:2015 responds to the latest trends, such as an increasing recognition by companies of the need to factor in both external and internal elements that influence their impact, including climate volatility.
During a panel discussion at the 2015 Green Sports Alliance Summit in Chicago, Walter P Moores Dirk Kester, principal and director of sustainable design, together with HKS Architects Greg Whittemore, associate principal and SVP, will discuss a case study on the University of North Texas (UNT) Apogee Stadium, which is the first newly constructed LEED Platinum stadium in the U.S.
The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) recognized Pennoni President and CEO Anthony Bartolomeo with its PEC Achievement Award.
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) announced its acquisition of the SITES rating system, the most comprehensive program and toolkit for developing sustainable landscapes.
Tetra Tech, Inc. signed a definitive agreement to acquire Cornerstone Environmental Group of Middletown, N.Y., and anticipates closing this transaction in May 2015.
Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) launched PEER, its rating system designed to measure and improve sustainable power system performance that is modeled after the U.S. Green Building Councils LEED green building rating system.
The U.S. Department of Transportations Federal Highway Administration revealed this years Environmental Excellence Award recipients.
Highway, bridge and tunnel projects from Arizona, New Jersey and Florida were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundations (ARTBA-TDF) 16th annual Globe Awards event.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti released L.A.’s first-ever Sustainable City Plan, a comprehensive and actionable policy roadmap to prepare Los Angeles for an environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, equitable future in the context of an expected population growth of 500,000 people over the next 20 years.
Washington, D.C. The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), in partnership with C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group (C40) and the World Green Building Council (WGBC), released a compendium of briefs that showcase the sustainability, building energy use and climate change policy work of cities across the globe. Approximately 74 percent of the cities examined are implementing incentives for a greener built environment, 61 percent have enacted municipal green building policies and 49 percent are pursuing sustainable community policies.
Fairfax, Va. Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, recently received an American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Globe Award. The award recognizes the firms dedication to protecting and enhancing the natural environment in the planning, design, and construction of the $159 million replacement of New Jerseys Route 3 Bridge that spans the Passaic River.
Washington, D.C. The International Code Council and ASTM International are partnering to support the use of codes and standards in sustainable construction in the Middle East. The work is part of The Standards and Codes for Sustainable Construction project and is funded in part through the Market Development Cooperator Program at the U.S. Department of Commerces International Trade Administration. The goal is to enhance the Gulf regions efforts in areas such as energy efficiency, water conservation, materials management, building safety, and overall economic growth.
Fort Drum, N.Y. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District awarded the PIKA-MP JV, LLC a joint venture between ARCADIS and PIKA International, Inc. a $13 million task order onto its small business Multiple Award Environmental Services (MAES) contract to support remediation and closure of 11 sites at Fort Drum, N.Y. over the next five years.
Denver The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) named its 2014 Environmental Excellence winners at Environmental Connection 2015 in Portland, Ore. Jason (J.P.) P. Johns, P.E., was announced as the Sustained Contributor; Brad Flack, CPESC, CESSWI, was awarded the Young Professional of the year; Construction EcoServices was named the Contractor of the year; and Guatemalan Sediment and Erosion Control Association was awarded the Organization of the year.
Long Beach, Calif. The Port of Long Beach (POLB) awarded a multi-year, $1,010,000 contract to Alta Environmental. Under this contract, Alta will help the Port and Port Tenants comply with the new California Industrial General Storm Water Permit (IGP) by implementing a stormwater monitoring program at 22 sites throughout the port complex. Alta will also provide strategic consulting, design and implementation, and an analysis of its findings, as part of the contract.
Washington, D.C. Several leading associations that develop codes and standards to create green buildings are collaborating to align the International Green Construction Code (IgCC), ANSI/ASHRAE/IES/USGBC Standard 189.1 and the LEED green building program. The initiative is being welcomed by code officials, architects, engineers and contractors.
Oakland, Calif. Caltrans announced that it is meeting with key environmental regulators to discuss options for safely removing the old Bay Bridge’s underwater piers. Caltrans is considering the least environmentally impacting alternative, including the potential for controlled underwater charges that would reduce impacts to the environment compared with a traditional underwater demolition.
University Park, Pa. Gordon Warn, associate professor of civil engineering, along with two other Penn State faculty members, recently received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award to fund their research on resilient and sustainable building design.
Highlands Ranch, Colo. The largest U.S. cities New York, Los Angeles and Chicago score best in economic factors but are hindered by poor transportation infrastructure, lack of green spaces and diminishing affordable housing, according to the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index by ARCADIS.
Washington, D.C. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved a Mentor-Protg Agreement (MPA) between the Harris Environmental Group and SCS Engineers. The SBA Business Development Mentor-Protg Program (8(a) SDB) is designed to enable larger firms to provide business development assistance to 8(a) SDB Program participants.
Denver CH2M HILL Foundation, the philanthropic arm of global full-service consulting, design, construction, and operations firm CH2M HILL, announced $1 million in support for STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math) and Sustainable Communities around the world.
Washington, D.C. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Abigail Hopper announced the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) supporting a potential lease sale for more than 300,000 acres of federal waters off the coast of North Carolina for wind energy development.
Northbrook, Ill. UL, a global safety science leader, recently conducted a study to learn where value and return on investment lie in the area of sustainable buildings. The study and its result is available in a free white paper titled The Dawn of the Building Performance Era, written by UL Chief Economist Erin Grossi.
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom The value of the global environmental consultancy (EC) market reached US$28.7 billion (17.3bn) in 2013, down 0.8 percent over the previous year, according to the latest report by business intelligence provider Environment Analyst. The sector was assessed to be lagging global economic growth which was 2.9 percent in 2013 mainly owing to the impact of the international mining sector downturn, and U.S. government shutdown and federal budget squeeze.
Washington, D.C. The U.S. Department of Energys Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Since 2006, federal agencies have worked to implement the five guiding principles and meet key compliance deadlines for December 15, 2015. This five-course online training provides a comprehensive overview of the individual guiding principles and offers up-to-date best practices for measuring and reporting onsite-level progress.
Denver The Center for Sustainable Infrastructure at The Evergreen State College recently released a report, Infrastructure Crisis, Sustainable Solutions: Rethinking Our Infrastructure Investment Strategies, to help industry leaders, academics, and the public rethink how communities are planned and the types of investment needed to manage, operate, and rehabilitate Americas infrastructure systems. The report, which has wide application to urban planning and the water, power, and transportation industries in particular, includes interviews from 70 of the Pacific Northwests key infrastructure innovators and thought leaders representing a variety of sectors.
Boston GEI Consultants, Inc. acquired H2A Environmental, Ltd., an environmental consulting and remediation firm specializing in non-aqueous phase liquid (NAPL) management, and risk-based remediation and site closure. H2A became a subsidiary of GEI when the transaction officially closed on Nov. 1, 2014, and will continue to service clients and conduct business out of their Keller, Texas, office.
Los Angeles The Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) awarded a contract to Alta Environmental for environmental technical and expert consulting services for up to $5 million for three years on an as-needed basis. Under this contract, Alta will install new stormwater monitoring equipment and conduct stormwater monitoring, analysis, and reporting for Los Angeles International Airport, Ontario International Airport, and Van Nuys Airport.
Washington, D.C. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, working with leading utilities, associations and states, has developed a new guidance to help utilities develop their own “roadmap” to sustainability through the implementation of proven and sustainable practices across all facets of utility operations.
Englewood, Colo. CH2M HILL announced its Charter Membership of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). As part of its ISI membership, the company has also committed to enrolling 100 employees in the ISI Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SPs) credentialing program. When credentialed, these employees will be able to document and rate sustainability aspects of infrastructure projects in collaboration with ISIs Envision infrastructure rating system.
Manchester, U.K. Greenhouse gas emissions from the production and use of shale gas would be comparable to conventional natural gas, but the controversial energy source actually fared better than renewables on some environmental impacts, according to new research.
Construction companies and academics can now test low-carbon construction materials and systems in realistic open-air conditions. The HIVE, based at the University of Baths Building Research Park, Swindon, is the first facility of its kind in the UK.
Golder Associates issued its third annual Sustainable Development Report. Golder said the theme of the 2013 Sustainable Development Report, Navigating Rugged Terrain, reflects its experience in advancing its sustainable development mandate at a time when challenging market conditions compelled it to streamline the scope of plans and activities across many areas of its business.
Reston, Va. The somber ecological consequences of human-caused landscape change and unsustainable water use in a western watershed are carefully examined in the recently published book, Requiem for the Santa Cruz: An Environmental History of an Arizona River.
Dubuque, Iowa Sustainability is classically and creatively exemplified in the City of Dubuques recently completed Water and Resource Recovery Center (W&RRC) project. The project represents more than 20 years of collaborative civil engineering by the City of Dubuque, its citizens, and Strand Associates, Inc. After completion of a 20-year facilities plan, the city hired Strand to complete the design and construction of upgrades to the W&RRC.
Austin, Texas the Sustainable Sites Initiative (SITES) program released the SITES v2 Rating System for developing sustainable landscapes for use by landscape architects, designers, engineers, architects, developers, policymakers, and others who work in land design and development. The SITES v2 Rating System and an accompanying Reference Guide provide a set of best practices, performance benchmarks, and tools for creating and evaluating sustainable landscapes. Successful projects are recognized with certification.
Washington, D.C. Highway, bridge, transit and waterway projects from across the country were recognized for their contributions to environmental protection and mitigation during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundations (ARTBA-TDF) 15th annual Globe Awards event, held June 10 in the Nations Capital as part of the associations Federal Issues Program.
Washington, D.C. The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced its new in-person ISI Trainer program that is available to provide high quality Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP) accreditation training. The ISI Trainers are the only individuals authorized to facilitate ENV SP accreditation workshops, which qualifies participants to take the online ENV SP credentialing exam.
Washington, D.C. Stephen M. Ross, a world-recognized business leader, real-estate developer, and philanthropist contributed $30.5 million to the World Resources Institute (WRI) to galvanize action that will help cities grow smarter and more sustainably in developing countries around the world.
SAN FRANCISCO Flux, a provider of collaborative design software for the building construction industry, announced that it has raised $8 million in Series A financing. DFJ led this investment round with participation from Borealis Ventures. Flux’s mission is to spread design knowledge and improve the accessibility of design tools in order to help meet the world’s demand for durable, sustainable buildings.
Pasadena, Calif. Parsons Corporation has obtained a U.S. patent for an environmental remediation technology. The technology, known as NAPL-Away (U.S. Patent 8,679,340), was developed to progress the remediation of LNAPL (light, non-aqueous phase liquids) by way of enhanced natural anaerobic biodegradation. LNAPL is often a continued source of contamination in subsurface soil and to groundwater at petroleum sites, and recovery or treatment via traditional remediation technologies is expensive and inefficient.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. The American Academy of Environmental Engineers & Scientists announced the winners of its national Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science competition at its Annual Awards Luncheon & Conference April 24. The Academy awarded a Superior Achievement for Excellence in Environmental Engineering & Science Award to PSOMAS (Los Angeles) for its South Los Angeles Wetland Park project. This project was considered to be the best of the 2014 competition.
Olathe, Kan. Terracon Consultants, Inc. acquired RGA Environmental, Inc. for an undisclosed price. The newly acquired firm is based in Emeryville, Calif. This is the second acquisition in California for Terracon this year.
Denver The International Erosion Control Association (IECA) is calling for presentations for Environmental Connection 2015 annual conference and expo for the erosion and sediment control community. The 2015 conference will be held at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, Ore., Feb. 1518, 2015. Environmental Connection 2015 will be a co-located event with the Industrial Fabrics Association International (IFAI).
Alpharetta, Ga. AMEC announced its Charter Membership of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). The company has also committed to credential 100 professionals to become Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SP). These credentialed professionals will be able to document sustainability accomplishments in AMECs client projects in conformance with the Envision rating system.
Boulder, Colo. A revolutionary University of Colorado Boulder toilet fueled by the sun that is being developed to help some of the 2.5 billion people around the world lacking safe and sustainable sanitation will be unveiled in India this month. The project is part of the Gates Foundations Reinvent the Toilet Challenge, an effort to develop a next-generation toilet that can be used to disinfect liquid and solid waste while generating useful end products, both in developing and developed nations.
Denver CH2M HILL joined 40 other global companies showcased in the new Natural Capital Business Hub, which was unveiled at the 6th Annual GreenBiz Forum. CH2M HILL made a formal commitment to engage clients to improve environmental stewardship with green infrastructure solutions.
Washington, D.C. President Obama’s fiscal year 2015 budget request identifies a total of $1 billion for the Bureau of Reclamation. As the nation’s largest wholesale water supplier and second-largest producer of hydroelectric power, Reclamation’s projects and programs are critical to driving and maintaining economic growth in the western states.
Denver CH2M HILL entered into an agreement to purchase the business of TERA Environmental Consultants. With over 450 staff, TERA has been in the environmental consulting business serving the pipeline, electrical transmission and oil and gas industries for more than 30 years.
SHREWSBURY, U.K. — The value of the global environmental consultancy (EC) market reached US$27.4 billion (£16.7bn) in 2012, up 3.6 percent over the previous year, according to the latest report by Environment Analyst. The sector still is growing ahead of global economic growth, which stood at 3.2 percent in 2012. The top 10 firms ranked in terms of gross global EC revenues are: CH2M Hill, Tetra Tech Inc, URS Corporation, Golder Associates, AECOM, Environmental Resources Management (ERM), Arcadis, AMEC Environment & Infrastructure, MWH Global, and Cardno.
EDMONTON, AB and NEW YORK — North American design firm Stantec is expanding its environmental services by signing a letter of intent to acquire Virginia-based Williamsburg Environmental Group, Inc. and closing on the acquisition of British Columbia’s Cambria Gordon. Unique capabilities and the geographic positioning of the two firms will help grow the company’s environmental consulting services in two important markets.
GLEN ALLEN, VA. — Schnabel Engineering, Inc. announced an addition to the Schnabel family of companies with the acquisition of Geo/Environmental Associate, Inc. (GA), located in Knoxville, Tenn. GA specializes in the design of dams, waste disposal impoundments, landslide repairs, retaining structures, ground improvements, environmental assessments, environmental remediation, and foundation design.
LINCROFT, N.J. — Among the most devastating effects of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey was the storm’s impact on sewage treatment facilities along the coast. During and after the storm, sewage plants and pump stations along the coast were inundated by flood waters and without power for as long as three days, resulting in the discharge of some 2 billion gallons of untreated and partially treated sewage into New Jersey waterways, according to the New York Daily News.