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Bringing Construction and Design Skills to Future Parolees

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 15:37

Having spent the early part of his career as a military police investigator and as a narcotics officer in Alabama, Charles Pattillo has seen firsthand how job skills, particularly high-level skills, can make the difference between a repeat convict and a rehabilitated individual with a new career.

Melbourne Follows Sydney's Lead in Subway Extension

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:50
Work will start soon on a $9-billion metro line in Melbourne, Australia.

Highway Funds Are Hard to Find

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:40
Private investment opportunities may figure in the future of U.S. transportation infrastructure for many states, but not others.

Board Backs Contractor In Corps Cost Recovery Dispute

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 13:30
A Denver contractor will not have to pay the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers savings from the use of an alternative construction method on a Texas bridge project, even though the agency did not formally approve the deviation from the contract specification.

Calif. Dept. of Water Resources Shakes Up Leadership After Oroville Forensic Report

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:10
Following an independent report's sharp criticism of its dam safety culture, California's Dept. of Water Resources named a new director and restructured its executive team as work crews continue a $500-million project to repair the spillways at Oroville Dam.

FEMA Turns Focus Towards Resiliency

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 21:00
A newly released draft federal National Mitigation Investment Strategy stresses the nation must become more resilient through better agency coordination, stricter building codes and development of more natural features such as wetlands.

Federal Grant Hazard Mitigation Benefit-Cost Ratio is 6:1

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:50
Society saves $6 for every dollar spent through federal grants funded to the private sector for damage reduction in the event of river flooding, storm surge, fire at the wildland-urban interface, and strong winds and earthquakes, says NIBS.

Clear-Headed Engineer Saves Houston's Drinking Water

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:24

On Aug. 27, Hurricane Harvey’s rains flooded a critical backwash pond at Houston’s smallest water plant.

Work Continues to Optimize Flint's Water System After Water Declared Safe

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:20
The latest round of water testing in Flint, Mich., announced on Jan. 12, shows the city's drinking water is well below action levels for the federal lead-and-copper rule. But many city residents are still afraid to drink the water.

Empowering Budding Engineers to Power Up Villages in Nepal

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:17

Hiring good high-school engineering teachers is harder than ever these days, but David Mangus is an outlier.

Reaching Out to Public Schools With Engineering 'Dream' Movie

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:10

Passion and persistence from Jane Howell Lombardi, chief communications officer for the American Society of Civil Engineers, were critical in bringing “Dream Big: Engineering Our World,” an IMAX movie about engineering, to the big screen.

Interior Dept. Proposes Offshore Drilling Expansion

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 20:00
After years of low oil prices and reduced offshore activity, the Trump administration has given the oil industry a boost, offering proposals for a massive drilling plan and a rollback of Obama-era regulations.

Lending Skills and Experience to Complete Greek Roadways

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:52

George Leventis is no stranger to Olympian feats—literally. 

Fanning the Flames for Structural Fire Engineering

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:44

On Jan. 9, the American Society of Civil Engineers approved for publication its first manual of practice for performance-based structural fire engineering. 

Mudslide Clogs Highway 101 in Calif.

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:40
State crews continue to pump out hundreds of thousands of gallons of water and tons of mud and debris that formed a deep pool on U.S. Highway 101 after this month’s deadly mudslide.

Practitioner Relies on Research to Validate Daring Structure

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:37

On Jan. 3, Ron Klemencic, who turned 55 the next day, got an early birthday present. 

Maine Delays OK of Power Deal For Floating Offshore Wind Unit

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:30
Changing energy markets have led the Maine Public Utility Commission to delay approval of a power agreement for the nation’s first offshore floating wind venture, dealing a blow to the project set to begin construction this year.

Las Vegas Stadium Schedule Starts Two-Minute Drill for Roadwork

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:30
Three Las Vegas freeway projects will kick off earlier than scheduled to support the planned 2020 opening of a new stadium for the Raiders NFL football team.

Gutsy Barge-Delivery Strategy Propelled Modular Lab Job

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:25

Prefab, preassemble, disassemble, barge in, lift, swing, set, fit and connect.

Guided Dam Team to Mitigate Geologic, Environmental Risks

Wed, 01/17/2018 - 19:16

Due to geologic hurdles, the Calaveras Dam project in northern California grew to an $810-million budget and an eight-year schedule from a planned $416-million budget and four-year schedule. 


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