Arlington County, Va., has been named the first Platinum level community under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newly created LEED for Communities program. The honor acknowledges the county’s long-time commitment to environmental stewardship and community sustainability and its many policies, programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable Arlington.
The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) released its Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) that will allow Texas Central to build the Texas Bullet Train, which clears the way for this project to move forward with its plans to link the state’s two biggest metro areas in 90 minutes.
Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is providing construction management services to help the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) implement its “Driving Forward” plan. OTA’s estimated $892 million expansion and improvement plan targets six critical turnpike projects
Amtrak selected Penn Station Partners, a Baltimore-based team with global expertise, to negotiate a master development deal for Baltimore Penn Station and neighboring Amtrak-owned properties. The team is comprised of Beatty Development Group, Armada Hoffler Properties, Cross Street Partners, Gensler, WSP USA, Network Rail Consulting and Mace Group among others.
Anand Puppala, associate dean for research in the College of Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) and a civil engineering professor, recently was awarded a patent for developing a sensor system with an algorithm that will expedite field assessment of stabilization of high sulfate soils near bridges and roads.
A new multi-institution research center will focus on helping the Gulf coast do better at preparing for and mitigating the damage and loss of lives from hurricanes and other severe storms. The Hurricane Resilience Research Institute (HuRRI) draws upon the strengths of its seven participating universities, from flood mitigation and hurricane modeling to public policy.
After 62 years of being located in the heart of downtown Nashville, Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has relocated to 615 3rd Avenue South in the SoBro area. Concurrently with its move, the professional services firm has rebranded and will now be known as Barge Design Solutions, Inc, effective January 2018.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of Andrews, Miller & Associates’ (AMA) addition to the firm. Formed in 1974, AMA was quickly established in the region as a leader in marine and coastal engineering services.
The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas awarded civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) a gold medal for its work on the Layne water pipeline and infrastructure project.