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ARTBA Leader Pete Ruane Announces Retirement Plans

June 20, 2018 - in News, People

(WASHINGTON) - Pete Ruane, president and chief executive officer of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), today announced he will be retiring from the organization in October after 30 years of service.  He is the longest…

Trimble Catalyst Now Supports GLONASS, Delivering Faster, More Accurate and Reliable Positioning Performance

June 20, 2018 - in News, Products

SUNNYVALE, Calif. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced today that its Trimble® Catalyst™ software-defined Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)…

Western Specialty Contractors Provides Seven Safety Tips to Protect Construction Workers From Extreme Heat

June 20, 2018 - in News

(St. Louis, MO)– Summer is a great time for construction work, but a brutal time for construction workers. Excessive heat and sun exposure pose significant…

Two Landscape Architecture Leaders Join HDR’s Denver Architecture Studio

June 20, 2018 - in News, People

Anthony (Tony) Mazzeo, site design principal, and Kent Freed, RLA, AIA, senior landscape architect, have joined HDR’s Denver architecture studio as leaders of its landscape architecture department. Previously owners of PLOT Project, LLC, in Denver, they…

New Update to Materials Standards Released

June 19, 2018 - in News

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials released the second of three updates to its Materials Standards publication on June 13, which contains the specifications, test methods, and recommended practices covering all the materials…

FAA Activates Initial $677M in Airport Improvement Grants

June 19, 2018 - in Financial, News

On June 8, the Federal Aviation Administration greenlighted $677 million in airport infrastructure grants, the first allotment of the total $3.2 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the U.S. Airports…

NAS Report: FAA Needs to Change its Drone Safety Risk Assessment Strategy

June 19, 2018 - in News

A Congressionally mandated report issued by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on June 11 is calling on the Federal Aviation Administration to change its approach to analyzing the safety risks posed by drones, which are formally…

Iowa Commission Signs Off on Five-Year $3.4B Transportation Plan

June 19, 2018 - in Financial, News

On June 12 the Iowa Transportation Commission approved a five-year, $3.4 billion transportation improvement plan that includes $1.8 billion for "modernizing" the Hawkeye state's existing highway system as well as adding "enhanced highway safety features,"…

Brown and Caldwell Selected for Environmental Post-Closure Maintenance of Guam’s Ordot Closure Facility

June 19, 2018 - in News, Projects

Images courtesy GBB and GHD   WALNUT CREEK, Calif., June 19, 2018 — Brown and Caldwell, a leading environmental engineering and construction firm, today announced its selection by Federal Receiver Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. (GBB), to provide…

University Pointe Boulevard Earns Envision Bronze Rating

June 19, 2018 - in Awards, Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The University Pointe Boulevard in Charlotte, North Carolina, has earned the Envision Bronze rating for sustainable infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). This is the first project in North Carolina to receive…