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NHERI SimCenter and UC San Diego implement hybrid simulation shake table tests

Hybrid simulations involving experimental substructures on the largest shake table in the U.S. were successfully completed through the collaborative effort of hybrid simulation experts from the Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) SimCenter and UC San Diego Experimental Facility. These tests were executed during the commissioning of hybrid simulation capabilities at UC San Diego.

Fluor team selected for LAX automated people mover

Fluor Corporation announced that its joint venture team was selected as the preferred proponent to design-build, finance, operate and maintain the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Automated People Mover project for the Los Angeles World Airports.

NV5 acquires Butsko Utility Design

NV5 Global, Inc., a provider of professional and technical engineering and consulting solutions, acquired Butsko Utility Design, Inc., a provider of utility planning and design services.

WSP designing preconstruction services for Utah’s Southern Parkway

The Utah Department of Transportation selected WSP USA as the prime consultant to provide preconstruction engineering services for a segment of the Southern Parkway (SR-7) expressway that loops through Washington County, Utah.

Related Companies selects AECOM as construction manager for LA development

Related Companies selected AECOM as construction manager for The Grand, the Frank Gehry-designed, mixed-use development in downtown Los Angeles on Grand Avenue across from The Broad museum and Walt Disney Concert Hall. The Grand is designed to revitalize Downtown Los Angeles’ cultural and civic core with a mix of commercial, retail, cultural and residential units.

ATI Architects + Engineers merges with the Planning Architecture Engineering Alliance

Working on the seller side of the deal, Zweig Group, a full-service AE consultancy based in Fayetteville, Ark., represented California-based ATI Architects + Engineers in its merger with the Planning Architecture Engineering Alliance, Inc., a Los Angeles firm that now has four main independently operated companies under its umbrella.
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Arcadis, SCAPE, and Public Sediment Team selected to design Alameda Creek

Public Sediment, a multidisciplinary resilience team that includes Arcadis, announced that the team’s Alameda Creek resilience concept for San Francisco Bay has been selected for further study by Resilient by Design.

Caltrans releases first Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment

Caltrans released its first Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment, an effort by the department to understand how and where the future effects of climate change may impact the State Highway System and its users.

Agreement gives ADOT environmental review authority for certain projects

Recognizing that states can comply with federal environmental requirements on their own while streamlining processes, a new agreement assigns the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) environmental review authority and responsibility for many projects found to not have significant environmental impacts.
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