AEC TECH NEWS: XP Solutions releases XPSWMM 2017

AEC TECH NEWS: XP Solutions releases XPSWMM 2017

January 18th, 2017 by

XP Solutions released XPSWMM and XPSTORM version 2017 — hydrodynamic software models for simulating sanitary sewer systems, stormwater systems, rivers, and urban flooding.

USACE revises and renews nationwide permits

USACE revises and renews nationwide permits

January 9th, 2017 by

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) revised and renewed nationwide permits (NWPs) necessary for work in streams, wetlands and other waters of the United States under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act and Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbors Act of 1899. The new NWPs will take effect March 19, 2017, and replace the existing permits, which expire on March 18, 2017.

NGICP hosts first certification exam

NGICP hosts first certification exam

January 5th, 2017 by

On. Dec. 13, 90 people completed the inaugural National Green Infrastructure Certification Program (NGICP) exam. These 90 people hope to become the first set of entry-level workers to gain recognition under NGICP.

Unique precast pipe structure helps community park with increased stormwater runoff

Unique precast pipe structure helps community park with increased stormwater runoff

January 4th, 2017 by

Unsettled with the increasing stormwater flowing through the Hanover Township Community Park, in Bethlehem, Pa., the Hanover Township Public Works Department teamed with Oldcastle Precast to devise a unique stormwater solution, using special reinforced concrete pipes, to reconstruct the exiting stormwater structure.

Minnesota DNR seeks to join lawsuit over project to divert Red River

Minnesota DNR seeks to join lawsuit over project to divert Red River

January 3rd, 2017 by

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking a federal judge to allow the agency to join a lawsuit seeking to delay action on a flood diversion project on the Red River. The project as proposed would redirect flows through the Fargo-Moorhead metropolitan area via a dam and diversion channel system.

NACWA lauds WIIN Act passage

NACWA lauds WIIN Act passage

December 12th, 2016 by

The National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) congratulated Congress for passage of the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN) Act, and expressed hope for more discussion and action.

STV celebrates opening of environmentally sustainable bus facility

STV celebrates opening of environmentally sustainable bus facility

December 12th, 2016 by

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.

Report: Washington, D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

Report: Washington, D.C. could enhance livability, save billions with smart surface technologies

December 8th, 2016 by

A new report authored by Capital E, “Achieving Urban Resilience: Washington, D.C.,” documents how the District could save $5 billion with smart surface strategies such as cool roofs, green roofs, solar PV and porous pavements while enhancing health and livability and cutting summer peak temperature.

AEC TECH NEWS: Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

AEC TECH NEWS: Natural Resources Wales taps CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro for its new flood forecasting system

December 8th, 2016 by

Natural Resources Wales, the Welsh Government’s principal adviser on issues relating to the environment and its natural resources, selected CH2M’s Flood Modeller Pro software as the core hydrodynamic modelling solution within its new flood forecasting system.

AEC TECH NEWS: Innovyze InfoWorks ICM Generation V7.5 expands hydrological and green infrastructure simulation

AEC TECH NEWS: Innovyze InfoWorks ICM Generation V7.5 expands hydrological and green infrastructure simulation

December 7th, 2016 by

Innovyze released V7.5 Generation of InfoWorks ICM, its comprehensive urban drainage modeling solution. InfoWorks ICM enables users to integrate river, sewer and overland flow modeling.

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