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Video: Reimagine the Canals Engineering Competition

September 28, 2017 - in Design/Engineering, Featured, Projects, Video

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a global competition that will award $2.5 million for the best ideas to reimagine New York’s canal system, which will soon begin its third century of operation. Civil engineers are among those who are being solicited…

U.S. Department of Transportation Hurricane Maria Recovery Efforts in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

The U.S. Department of Transportation is committed to helping Hurricane Maria recovery efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico…

Journal from Ground Zero: Death, Sadness and Mariachi Music

September 28, 2017 - in Featured, Land Development

Mexico City Earthquake Day 1: Death, sadness and mariachi music I crawl through a bunch of cracked concrete, twisted reinforcing bars and pancaked furniture.…

Eight States Sue USDOT for Suspending GHG Emissions From Performance Measures

September 26, 2017 - in Featured, News, Transportation

Eight states filed suit Sept. 20 against the U.S. Department of Transportation, news services reported, over the Trump administration's suspension of a greenhouse gas performance measure for the federal-aid highway system, which was in a regulation scheduled…

Global Seismic Expert Heads to Mexico

September 26, 2017 - in Featured, Land Development

MEXICO CITY—At the request of private sector businesses and government entities, earthquake structural engineering experts from the global firm Miyamoto International have arrived in Mexico City to assist with critical assessments and recovery plans.  …

Global Energy Management Systems Market to Surpass USD 70.93 Billion by 2022

September 25, 2017 - in Energy, Featured

According to the report published by Zion Market Research, global energy management systems market was valued at around USD 35.17 billion in 2016 and is expected to reach approximately USD 70.93 billion in 2022, growing at a CAGR of above 12.4% between…

Russia’s Gazprom Topples U.S.’ ExxonMobil for 1st Place: S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings

September 25, 2017 - in Energy, Featured

SINGAPORE (September 25, 2017) – The results of the 2017 S&P Global Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings® , now in its 16th year, show a two-pronged changing of the guard, the most profound in the Rankings history. First, Russia’s Gazprom…

Mexico Earthquake: Why So Many Buildings Failed

September 25, 2017 - in Featured, Land Development

Why do buildings fail? Which buildings in your community are dangerous? Read Miyamoto’s official tech report on the Sept. 19 Mexico earthquake that collapsed at least 44 buildings in far-away Mexico City alone. Below you’ll also find news links to…

State DOTs Support Florida as FDOT Crews Work to Reopen Irma-Closed Roads

September 20, 2017 - in Featured, Transportation

As Hurricane Irma was bearing down on Florida with high winds, heavy rains and an unusually wide path of likely destruction, Florida Department of Transportation Secretary Mike Dew reached out Sept. 9 to a network of other state DOT chiefs to see what help…

FHWA Decision on Highway Safety Equipment Cost Recovery Will Improve Safety & Promote Innovation, ARTBA Says

September 19, 2017 - in Featured, Roads, Transportation

(WASHINGTON)— A Sept. 8 Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) decision will improve safety for workers and motorists, and encourage competition and innovation in both the public and private sectors by allowing funding for new classes of construction and…