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State DOTs Mobilize as Hurricane Michael Hits Southeastern U.S.

October 16, 2018 - in Featured, News, Transportation

The Florida panhandle took the brunt of Hurricane Michael’s 155-mph winds and storm surge as it came ashore on Oct. 9; a hurricane that, as it travelled inland and dissipated, brought high winds, heavy rain, and renewed flooding to North and South Carolina…

Georgia DOT Assessing and Responding to Damage and Blockages from Hurricane Michael

October 15, 2018 - in Featured, News, Transportation

ATLANTA, GA – Hurricane Michael has moved through Georgia, leaving damage to homes and businesses, downed trees and power lines, blocked roads and traffic…

U.S. DOT Provides More Than $63 Billion to Major Transportation Infrastructure Investments Across America in 2018

October 11, 2018 - in Featured, Financial, News

WASHINGTON – By the end of the 2018 fiscal year (FY 2018), the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) made available more than $63.9 billion in FY…

AISI Publishes Two New CFS Research Reports

October 10, 2018 - in Featured, News

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) has published two new cold-formed steel research reports: 1) “RP18-2: Design Example for Analytical Modeling of a Curtainwall and Considering the Effects of Bridging (All-Steel Design Approach)”…

FAA Reauthorization & Disaster Program Reforms Signed into Law

October 8, 2018 - in Featured, News, Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Today, the President signed into law a measure (H.R. 302) that includes a major five-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as a package of federal disaster program reforms that will save lives and reduce…

President Trump to Sign FAA & DRRA Legislation Today with Chairman Bill Shuster and Former Chairman Bud Shuster in Attendance

October 8, 2018 - in Featured, Transportation

Washington, D.C. - Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) will be joined by his father and former Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bud Shuster in the Oval Office today as President Trump signs into law a bill that…

Three Pickard Chilton-Designed Projects Awarded with 2018 Americas Property Awards for Commercial High-Rise Architecture

October 5, 2018 - in Awards, Buildings, Featured, News

(New Haven, Conn.) – Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, announced that three of its recent projects each received a 2018 Americas Property Award…

Energy Efficiency/ACEEE State Scorecard: Investments in Net-Zero Buildings & EVs Increase; NJ, CT, CO, SD Most Improved; MA and CA Lead

October 4, 2018 - in Energy, Featured

Washington, DC (October 4, 2018) — As the US government loosens environmental rules, states are investing more in energy efficiency and delivering increased power savings, according to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard. This 12th annual…

ARTBA Announces 2018 Division Award Winners

October 4, 2018 - in Awards, Featured, News

WASHINGTON - The American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Oct. 1 recognized transportation design and construction industry leaders with division awards at the association’s National Convention in New York City. The association…

They Survived an Earthquake

October 3, 2018 - in Featured, News

A note from Jesús “Chuy” Valdez, a Miyamoto engineer in Mexico City… Tears welled up in my eyes as I listened over dinner to three people talk about a seven-story office building destroyed by the large earthquake that rumbled through Mexico City last…