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HDR receives Friendship Award from U.S.-Panama Business Council

HDR received a Friendship Award from the U.S.-Panama Business Council, which presents the awards every year to individuals and companies that have contributed to strengthening relations between the two countries. HDR has worked on several high-profile projects in Panama, including providing program management and advisory services to the Panama Canal Authority.

NACTO releases Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO) released a Blueprint for Autonomous Urbanism, a first-of-its-kind street design vision to help cities worldwide prepare...

Elizabeth River Tunnels in depth

The recent ribbon-cutting ceremony marking completion of the design-build phase of the $2.1 billion Elizabeth River Tunnels (ERT) project in Norfolk, Va., was an...

Shear resistance of pavement and waterproofing systems

For more than 40 years, many U.S. states and Canadian provinces have used waterproofing membrane systems on bridge decks as a standard corrosion-prevention strategy....

MDOT to hold international forum for Traffic Relief Plan

The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) is holding an international industry forum on Dec. 13 at the BWI Marriott about Maryland’s transformational Traffic Relief Plan (TRP) unveiled mid-September. Registration is required for the forum, scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., and is open to industry professionals.

DFW Airport receives $52 million for runway rehab

Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport will rebuild and install new technology on one of its busiest runways thanks in large part to federal grant funds. DFW Airport has received two grants for airfield improvement from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) totaling over $52 million.

Temporary bridge keeps rail traffic moving during road-widening

Acrow Bridge supplied a temporary railroad bridge to the City of London in Ontario for use during a project to widen a heavily trafficked road. The site of the construction is within the busy Western University district, where a bridge dating from 1931 has carried Canadian Pacific Railway traffic over two lanes of vehicular traffic.

Autodesk announces 2017 AEC Excellence Awards winners

The 2017 AEC Excellence Awards winners were revealed Nov. 14 at Autodesk University 2017 in Las Vegas. The 2017 AEC Excellence Awards competition recognizes global projects that embrace connected BIM technologies and sustainable design in the AEC industry.

First U.S. e-Highway demo running in California

Siemens and the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) are conducting a one-mile, zero-emission eHighway demonstration in Carson, Calif., near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. Three big-rig trucks hauling freight are running along the stretch of highway that uses Siemens technology to electrify select highway lanes via an overhead catenary system.

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