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BIG RED DOG acquires MSP Engineering Group

Austin-based BIG RED DOG Engineering and Consulting acquired MSP Engineering Group, PLLC. Named an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing private firm by Inc. Magazine in 2017, BIG RED DOG continues its growth trajectory with the addition of the six-person structural firm based in Sugar Land, Texas.

Passenger rail study focuses on Oklahoma-South Texas corridor

A federally funded study to determine the feasibility of passenger rail service between Oklahoma City and South Texas recently advanced to the next phase, allowing for continued exploration of the proposed route. The $7 million Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study covers an 850-mile corridor broken into three segments going from Oklahoma City to Dallas-Fort Worth; Dallas-Fort Worth to San Antonio; and San Antonio to South Texas.

Kelly Barnes Dam failure: 40 years later, dam safety remains national challenge

On Sunday, Nov. 6, 1977, a small embankment dam located above Toccoa Falls Bible College in Georgia failed, releasing a wall of water through a steep ravine and into the campus, killing 39 people.  The historic failure along with several other major dam failures in the 1970s led to establishment of the National Dam Safety Program and many state dam safety programs around the country

Hospital expansion complications

Florida Hospital Waterman in Tavares, Fla., serves the growing Lake County region with a full continuum of health care services. Like many hospitals, leadership...

Disaster Recovery

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab worked with Maser Consulting P.A. to conduct unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video...

Local advocates back new water policies in Austin

Local environmental groups announced their support for changes to Austin’s land development code that will help reduce water pollution and flooding severity. The proposals will require future developments to retain a minimum amount of rainwater with onsite features, and to limit the amount of runoff flowing into the city’s drainage system.

Modjeski and Masters wins third contract from NCDOT

Modjeski and Masters, a nationwide leader in the design, inspection and rehabilitation of all bridge types, including long-span and movable structures, announced its selection for the Structures Management Unit Support - Limited Services Contract with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT).

TxDOT moves forward with $500 million highway expansion in Austin

The Texas Transportation Commission gave the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) approval to begin looking for qualified contractors to tackle a $500 million expansion on US 183 in north Austin.

SAWS using expanded sewer monitoring system

A successful pilot program for the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) is expanding to encompass the nation’s widest deployment of smart infrastructure in sewer collection systems to lower operating costs by millions of dollars, reduce pressure on rates, and dramatically decrease the risk of sewer overflows.

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