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Immediate occupancy performance codes

Devastation (left image) following the 1906 earthquake that dramatically impacted the economic and social growth of San Francisco compared with the “West Coast’s most...

Green Light for Great Streets: Accelerating change

During the course of the last year, the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ (NACTO) Green Light for Great Streets project explored structural challenges facing transportation agencies, and uncovered the patterns and opportunities that cities often use to get more done, faster.

Salesforce Transit Center closed to repair steel beam

On Tuesday, Sept. 25, crews discovered a fissure in one of the steel beams in the ceiling of the third level Bus Deck on the eastern side of the Salesforce Transit Center in San Francisco. The Transbay Joint Powers Authority, after conferring with design engineers and contractors, temporarily closed the transit center.

Engineered sand zaps stormwater pollutants

Using a mineral-coated sand that reacts with and destroys organic pollutants, University of California, Berkeley engineers discovered that the engineered sand could help purify stormwater percolating into underground aquifers.

SOM designs 27-foot-long morphing pavilion for Los Angeles exhibition

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) partnered with the MAK Center for Art and Architecture on an exhibition that explores the intersection of art, engineering, and architecture. A SOM-designed, portable, 27-foot-long, kinematic outdoor pavilion made of hinged wood panels is one of the centerpieces of the exhibition.

San Diego Airport Authority to host industry forum for Airport Development Plan projects

The San Diego County Regional Airport Authority will host an Industry Forum for design and construction businesses to discuss plans for Phase 1 of the Airport Development Plan (ADP) including the replacement of Terminal 1.

SFPUC receives $699 million EPA loan for wastewater upgrades

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a $699 million low-interest loan to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to help finance its Southeast Treatment Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.

EPA provides $699 million for San Francisco wastewater infrastructure upgrades

In late July, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a $699 million loan to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission to help finance its innovative Southeast Treatment Plant Biosolids Digester Facilities Project.

LA Metro selects Jacobs, Alta team to deliver bike path

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) selected Jacobs Engineering Group Inc., in partnership with Alta Planning + Design, to perform environmental studies and design for the Los Angeles River Bike Path Gap Closure Project.

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