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Sixth Street Viaduct Crosses Half-Way Demolition Milestone

September 14, 2016 - in Lifecycle, Renewal/Retrofit

LOS ANGELES  – The 3,500-foot-long Sixth Street Viaduct linking Boyle Heights and Downtown Los Angeles is being replaced because of a chemical condition that is weakening the structure’s concrete. Since February 2016, nearly 2,000 feet of the original…

Bioreactor Trenches Improve Water Quality

July 14, 2016 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Water quality scientist Laura Christianson is working on a solution to the “dead zone”—an area with dangerously low levels of oxygen— in the Gulf…

EPA Announces $10.7 Million in Supplemental Funds to Clean up Contaminated Brownfield Sites in Economically Disadvantaged Communities Across the Country

WASHINGTON – Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approximately $10.7 million in supplemental funding to help transform communities…

Atkins’ Design Restoration Work at Delaware Wildlife Refuge Helps Secure Award

July 8, 2016 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Through design and restoration work on Prime Hook National Wildlife Refuge in Delaware, Atkins helped the project secure an Environmental Excellence Award from the World Organization of Dredging Associations (WODA). Prime Hook received the Silver Award in…

Los Angeles Approves $1 Billion River Restoration

July 1, 2016 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

The City of Los Angeles approved the $1 Billion "Alternative 20" plan to restore an 11-mile stretch of the Los Angeles River. The restoration project is a collaboration between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the city of Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti…

New Arup Report Focuses on the Sustainable Regeneration of Land in Europe

Arup has launched “Sustainable regeneration of unused transportation territories”– a new report that analyses how the sustainable regeneration of land could be possible in Europe. “Sustainable Regeneration of Unused Transportation Territories” is…

CINTEC Technology Aids in the Award-Winning Restoration of 12th Century Castle

June 20, 2016 - in Buildings, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

CINTEC International, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, announces that its patented anchors were used in the restoration of Astley Castle in Warwickshire. Following its renovations, Astley Castle…

CH2M Rehabilitates Vital Commuter Railway Bridge for Dallas Area Rapid Transit

June 14, 2016 - in Projects, Rail, Renewal/Retrofit

Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the transit agency that operates buses, light rail, commuter rail and paratransit in Dallas and 12 surrounding North Texas cities, has awarded CH2M an engineering services contract for the rehabilitation of the timber pile trestle…

DOE Declares Construction Salt Waste Processing Facility Complete

June 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Renewal/Retrofit

AIKEN, S.C., June 7, 2016—The Department of Energy (DOE) today announced that the Savannah River Site’s Salt Waste Processing Facility (SWPF) is construction complete bringing the facility one step closer to full operation planned for late 2018. “Completing…

Study Looks at Bacteria to Remove Metals From Mine-Impacted Water

June 8, 2016 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Researchers at Penn State are refining a natural, low-cost process that will help remove some of the most abundant pollutants, such as iron, from mine-contaminated water. “In this study we researched how quickly ferrous iron was oxidized…