Smart Cities Council, the sector’s largest coalition, announced the winners of its 2018 Readiness Challenge Grants. Birmingham, Ala.; Cary, N.C.; Las Vegas; Louisville/Jefferson County, Ky.; and the Commonwealth of Virginia will receive mentoring as well as tailored products and services to accelerate their smart city initiatives.
Dave Maune, Ph.D., PSM, PS, GS, CP, CFM, was presented with the Outstanding Personal Achievement Award in LiDAR at the 2018 International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF) in Denver. Maune was selected out of nearly 80 nominations.
Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, expanded its presence in the U.S. with the opening of an office in Richmond, Va., its first in the mid-Atlantic region.
A study by researchers at Old Dominion University (ODU) and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) challenges decades of conventional wisdom about the sinking of land in southeastern Virginia. This new information, computed by examining images taken from space, could ultimately have far-reaching effects in areas ranging from land use to flood insurance in low-lying Hampton Roads.
Arlington County, Va., has been named the first Platinum level community under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) newly created LEED for Communities program. The honor acknowledges the county’s long-time commitment to environmental stewardship and community sustainability and its many policies, programs and initiatives to create a more sustainable Arlington.
Alexandria Renew Enterprises can now add Water Environment Federation (WEF) Project Excellence Award-winner to its already impressive list of accolades, which includes being the first utility in the U.S. to implement a full-scale mainstream deammonification system and the first utility in the world to use this technology to meet very low nitrogen limits.
About two-thirds of beaches from North Carolina to Maryland have a high probability of eroding as Hurricane Maria moves up the coast, according to the latest U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) coastal change forecast. Approximately 15 percent of that same shoreline has a high probability of experiencing overwash, where surge and waves overtop dunes.
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.
Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, was recognized with a 2016 Land Conservation Award in the Large Commercial category from Fairfax County, Va., for its site/civil engineering and land planning development and design work on Innovation Center South for Rocks Engineering Company.