Through the launch of a new investment vehicle and additional debt financing, Blackstone expects to invest in more than $100 billion of infrastructure projects, principally in the United States.
EPA’s Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program received an additional $8 million for credit subsidy in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017.
An additional $1 trillion investment in infrastructure could create 3 million or more jobs over the next five years if planners prioritize projects on the basis of their job creation potential and project criticality.
AECOM, a fully integrated global infrastructure firm, announced that AECOM Capital has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its equity interest in its first investment.
Two new reports from the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) show that at the state’s current rate of investment, Oregon’s roads and bridges will deteriorate, and the impacts to the economy and consumers’ pocketbooks will be far-reaching.
U.S. airports have nearly $100 billion in infrastructure needs during 2017-2021 to accommodate growth in passenger and cargo activity, rehabilitate existing facilities, and support aircraft innovation.
PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, appointed CH2M to provide professional engineering services for detailed design and construction supervision of the Tuas Water Reclamation Plant
Ross Valley Sanitary District (RVSD) announced the completion of rehabilitation and capacity improvements on more than five miles of gravity sewer pipeline.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced its call for submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program.
New York is the world’s most expensive city to build in, according to the latest International Construction Costs report published by Arcadis.
The binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) awarded RETTEW a Diamond Certificate for the State Route 11 Bridge Project.
New technologies are transforming the engineering and construction (E&C) sector at an accelerated pace, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Wastewater Management will be hosting its first webcast of the 2017 Green Infrastructure Webinar Series.
Nonresidential construction spending contracted during January, according to analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data by Associated Builders and Contractors.
Cutting-edge, smart water solutions are gaining traction with municipal water utilities, which see data and analytics as critical tools for overcoming the age-old issue of crumbling water infrastructure.
Commercial UAV Expo is a conference and exhibition focused on commercial UAV integration for large asset owners in select market segments.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) selected the National Rural Water Association as the Environmental Finance Center to support technical assistance and training for municipalities within the jurisdiction of EPA Region 8.
An estimated 300 attendees from 44 states are taking part in the 2017 American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Washington Briefing.
President Trump’s Feb. 28 executive order directing the withdrawal of the controversial “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS) rule removes an unnecessary obstacle that would have delayed transportation improvement projects, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) says.
Matrix New World Engineering PC is solidifying its position as a full-service industry leader by expanding it high-definition surveying services.
The value of new construction starts in January climbed 12% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $690.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics.
Texas Central said it reached option agreements on about 30 percent of the parcels estimated to be needed for a bullet train’s route between North Texas and Houston.
New estimates by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving topped 3.2 trillion miles last year.
A research study conducted on behalf of the National Cooperative Highway Research Program concludes that now more than ever public agencies should communicate under an integrated structure using strategic communications planning.
The Florida Department of Transportation, District 5 (FDOT District 5) selected Parsons to perform an interchange analysis for the conceptual layout and ultimate reconfiguration of the I-95 Interchange with LPGA Boulevard in Volusia County, Fla.
Balfour Beatty announced that it reached an agreement with its joint venture partner to sell the Group’s entire share in Dutco Balfour Beatty and BK Gulf.
HDR received two state-level awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of Colorado for its 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards competition.
In honor of Engineers Week, some of Transtec’s engineers share their inspirations, thoughts, and advice on being an engineer.
The Bayonne Bridge’s new elevated roadway opened to drivers Feb. 20.
HDR marked the company’s 100th anniversary at the company’s annual meeting in Denver.
The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) Board of Commissioners approved the agency’s largest ever $32.2 billion 2017-2026 Capital Plan.
While workers in the engineering technology (ET) field play an important role in supporting U.S. technical infrastructure and the country’s capacity for innovation, there is little awareness of ET as a field of study or category of employment in the U.S.
The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Feb. 15 told a U.S. Senate panel the Endangered Species Act’s (ESA) “critical habitat” provision should be replaced with a “less expansive habitat preservation system.
After extensive review, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) approved the permit applications from Sunoco Pipeline LP for the PA Pipeline Project/Mariner East 2 pipeline project.
The American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) held its second annual Infrastructure Day on Feb. 7-8, 2017.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) selected Dewberry to develop a transportation and freight master plan for the new Carolina Connector (CCX) intermodal train hub in Rocky Mount, N.C.
Purdue University will lead research to determine why some communities recover from natural disasters more quickly than others, an effort aimed at addressing the nation’s critical need for more resilient infrastructure and to enhance preparedness.
The Amazon Wind Farm US East, powered by Avangrid Renewables at Desert Wind, is now the first commercial-scale wind farm in North Carolina.
AECOM, a fully integrated infrastructure firm, introduced AECOM Tishman and AECOM Hunt — brand identities that bring together generations of building experience and expertise across a wide range of global markets.
Michael Baker International was awarded a $7.6 million contract by the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to study the I-605/SR-91 interchange, identify improvements and widen a particularly choked three-mile stretch of westbound SR-91 in Los Angeles.
Dewberry was recognized for its work on the Springfield Gardens Area D project with a Silver Award in the waste and stormwater category from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY).
American consumers spent less than 4 percent of their total annual household spending on energy in 2016, the smallest share ever recorded by the U.S. government, a new study finds.
Smart Cities Council, the world’s largest smart cities network, announced that Austin, Texas; Indianapolis; Miami; Orlando, Fla.; and Philadelphia are the five winners of the Smart Cities Council Readiness Challenge Grant program.
AECOM reported first quarter revenue of $4.4 billion. Net income and diluted earnings per share were $47 million and $0.30 in the first quarter, respectively.
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.
Florida Governor Rick Scott announced that the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will receive $10.8 billion in the recommended FY 2017-2018 “Fighting for Florida’s Future” Budget to make strategic transportation investments statewide.
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors approved $662.9 million in grants and interest-free and low-cost loans to support vital wastewater and drinking water infrastructure projects. This funding complements Governor Andrew M. Cuomo’s State of the State proposal to invest a record $2 billion in critical water infrastructure across New York.
A new report on the state of America’s transportation infrastructure — 2015 Status of the Nation’s Highways, Bridges and Transit: Conditions and Performance — confirms that more investment is needed not only to maintain the nation’s highway and transit systems but to overcome a nearly trillion-dollar investment backlog.
Several strong earthquakes around the world have resulted in a phenomenon called soil liquefaction, the seismic generation of excess porewater pressures and softening of granular soils, often to the point that they may not be able to support the foundations of buildings and other infrastructure. A new report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine evaluates existing field, laboratory, physical model, and analytical methods for assessing liquefaction and its consequences.
The US Water Alliance released its One Water Roadmap: The Sustainable Management of Life’s Most Essential Resource as a guide for changing the way water is managed in America.
The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) is supporting ARTBA’s (American Road & Transportation Builders Association) grassroots effort to impact infrastructure activity. As such, the association encourages everyone to visit ARTBA’s Grassroots Action Center.
The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) and the American Association of Port Authorities (AAPA) released a national freight infrastructure report, The State of Freight II — Implementing the FAST Act and Beyond, marking the one-year anniversary of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.
Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission — created by Gov. Rick Snyder in March — presented its recommendations to improve the state’s infrastructure systems and enhance the quality of life for all Michiganders.
The frequency and severity of incidents like the recent water main break in Philadelphia will increase in coming years absent renewed attention and ongoing investment, Fitch Ratings says.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced more than $90 million in Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants to six airports in Alabama, Missouri, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Wyoming for airport runway, taxiway, and apron projects.
Bentley Systems, Inc. announced the winners of the 2016 Be Inspired Awards, which honor the work of Bentley users improving the world’s infrastructure.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of the 2016 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards. The highest honor, The Excellence Award, was presented to Palazzo Italia (Italian Pavilion Expo 2015), Milan, Italy.
GRESB, an investor-driven organization committed to assessing the environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance of real assets globally, including real estate portfolios and infrastructure assets, released the data of the inaugural 2016 GRESB Infrastructure Assessment.
The University of Georgia has created a research institute that will work to help communities rethink, transform and adapt their infrastructure in a time of rapid environmental and social change. The Institute for Resilient Infrastructure Systems will be administered by the College of Engineering.
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a “transformational” plan to reimagine New York’s crossings for the 21st century. The plan will institute state-of-the-art automatic tolling at all MTA bridges and tunnels and implement new tunnel barriers to control major floods and seismic measures on bridges, among other actions.