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Hurricane Harvey shows need to use more green infrastructure

Hurricane Harvey has shown the need for better stormwater strategies in Texas, and one of the most promising is green infrastructure. Environment Texas and Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance released a new report, Texas Stormwater Scorecard, that ranks the state’s five biggest cities on their support for green infrastructure.

Georgia DOT selects apparent best proposer for I-85 widening

The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) opened the sealed bids for the I-85 Widening project north of Atlanta, the first project let to bid as part of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP). The I-85 widening project will provide an additional general purpose lane in each direction from I-985 to north of SR 53 along the I-85 corridor. Additionally, the project will replace five bridges in the project limits.  The team of C.W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc. and Infrastructure Consulting & Engineering, PLLC is the apparent successful proposer.

University of Arkansas breaks ground on state’s first mass timber project

A library storage building under construction on the University of Arkansas campus is the first demonstration of mass timber design and construction in the state of Arkansas, according to university officials.

Skanska, officials celebrate completion of design-build phase of Elizabeth River Tunnels P3 Project

Skanska, leading a joint venture of Skanska, Kiewit Construction and Weeks Marine (SKW Constructors), celebrated the official completion — one year ahead of schedule — of the design-build phase of the Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) project between Norfolk and Portsmouth, Va.

CH2M, Canaveral Port Authority designing new terminal for world’s second-busiest cruise port

Canaveral Port Authority engaged long-time partner CH2M to design a new terminal to support its cruise business, which currently accounts for 80 percent of the Port's revenue. The new terminal will join the Port's Cruise Terminal One, also designed by CH2M

FAA works with Florida drone operators to speed hurricane recovery

After the widespread devastation Hurricane Irma wreaked on Florida, unmanned aircraft — drones — have been invaluable in supporting response and recovery efforts in the battered Sunshine State.

NJII and Maser Consulting employ UAVs for video inspections of Hurricane Harvey aftermath

The New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII) Defense and Homeland Security Innovation Lab is working with Maser Consulting P.A. in conducting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) video inspection of cell towers in Houston in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey.
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