Northeast

News from the northeast including Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Kleinfelder completes coastal resiliency plan for Boston

Kleinfelder completed a coastal resiliency plan for the City of Boston that focuses on mitigating flood risk in East Boston and Charlestown, two sections of Boston that are considered to be at greatest risk of dangerous flooding as a result of rising sea levels.

NYC ranks first in sustainable urban transportation in North America

New York City ranks No. 1 among 23 North American cities for overall sustainability of its urban transportation systems, according to the first Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index. No city in the United States or Canada makes it into the top 20 cities ranked in the global index.

Sea-level rise, not stronger storm surge, will cause future NYC flooding

Rising sea levels caused by a warming climate threaten greater future storm damage to New York City, but the paths of stronger future storms may shift offshore, changing the coastal risk for the city, according to a team of climate scientists.

On five-year anniversary, Army Corps continues Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts

It’s been five years since Hurricane Sandy made history as the largest Atlantic hurricane on record when it made landfall near Brigantine, N.J., on Oct. 29, 2012. With wind gusts in excess of 75 miles per hour and storm surge that inundated much of the New York and New Jersey coasts, the storm killed more than 100 Americans and caused more than $50 billion in damages.

ARTBA Online Learning Center courses approved for PDHs in N.Y., N.C., and Florida

The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) announced that its Online Learning Center (OLC) courses meet New York, North Carolina, and Florida Professional Development Hour (PDH) requirements for engineers seeking re-licensing.

Louis Berger launches Berger Charitable Foundation

Louis Berger launched the Berger Charitable Foundation, a non-profit private corporation committed to managing, supporting and expanding the company’s educational, scientific and other philanthropic activities.

First complete CLT building in New York State opens

New Energy Works Timberframers opened its cross-laminated timber (CLT) building, the first complete CLT in New York State, on October 12, 2017. The building combines the strength of timber frame construction and CLT panels.

Team led by Mott MacDonald chosen to revitalize JFK Airport

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey selected a team led by Mott MacDonald to implement the vision plan set out by the Governor's Airport Advisory Panel for the redevelopment of John F. Kennedy International Airport. Mott MacDonald will work in partnership with the renowned architectural firm Grimshaw, with the support of skilled specialty consultants.
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Amtrak unveils ‘Ready to Build’ campaign

Amtrak unveiled the “Ready to Build” campaign, which includes a series of short films showcasing five critical investments that are vital to the realization of a renewed, modern passenger rail system.

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