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WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Release 2015 Sustainability Report

July 5, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

“Our greatest sphere of influence in transitioning to a low carbon economy comes from the advice our experts provide to our clients,” says Paul Dollin, our Chief Operating Officer who is also responsible for our sustainability agenda Over the years, WSP…

APWA Sustainability in Public Works Track Announced for PWX Conference 2016

June 29, 2016 - in Uncategorized

KANSAS CITY, MO. –  The American Public Works Association (APWA) announced today that a major component of its PWX annual conference during August…

Change Leader: City Plans Undergo Stress-Testing for Sustainability

May 31, 2016 - in Profile

Donna Huey is a senior vice president and client technology and innovation director for Atkins. With extensive experience in consulting related to technology…

CertainTeed Stretches the Imagination at Hometown AIA National Convention in Philadelphia

May 19, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate

MALVERN, Pa. – The American Institute of Architects (AIA) 2016 National Convention theme is IMAGINE+, and hometown building products manufacturer CertainTeed Corporation is ready to inspire attendees with innovative building solutions that challenge the…

Designing a Better Built Environment

May 11, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, People

The goal of "sustainability" is to reduce humans' impact on the natural environment. These impacts often take the form of facilities and structures such as bridges, highways, and cities that are built and used on an everyday basis. Oral Buyukozturk, an…

FHWA Proposes Highway Regulation Changes Focused on Performance

On Friday, April 22, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) published in the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to propose national performance management measure regulations to assess the performance of the National Highway System,…

Green Build Project at San Diego International Airport Earns ISI’s Envision Sustainable Infrastructure Platinum Award

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Green Build’s landside project at San Diego International Airport (SAN) recently received the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure’s (ISI) Envision rating system’s Platinum award. Owned by the San Diego County Regional Airport…

Arcadis Publishes Sustainability Report

May 3, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

Arcadis (Euronext: arcad), the leading global Design & Consultancy firm for natural and built assets, has, today, published its first Sustainability Report. The report highlights a selection of the many projects through which Arcadis delivers on its passion…

Economic Concerns Drive Sustainability in American Cities and Towns

April 26, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

BINGHAMTON, NY – While environmental issues are often cited as a major factor in cities and towns in pursuing sustainability, a new study shows that economic concerns can be just as important to local governments in adopting concrete sustainability plans.…

Change Leader: Quantifying the Usability of Recycled Concrete

April 3, 2016 - in Profile

Yahya Kurama is a professor and associate chair of the University of Notre Dame’s Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering & Earth Sciences. A recent research project focuses on the reusability of recycled concrete for building structures…