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Pickard Chilton Partners with Arup to Deliver New Uber Air Skyport Concept for Melbourne

June 13, 2019 - in Featured, News, Projects

(New Haven, Conn. ) – A design concept for a new Uber Air Skyport imagined by Pickard Chilton, an award-winning architecture studio best known for its innovative and cutting-edge design of corporate headquarters and campuses, and Arup, a global design and…

Severe Flooding Continues to Impact Highway System in Midwestern U.S.

June 10, 2019 - in Featured, News, Transportation

Record-setting storms and flooding continue to force the closure of roads and bridges on the National Highway System by the dozens in states throughout…

Disaster Bill Provides $1.6B to FHWA Emergency Relief Program

June 10, 2019 - in Featured, News

President Donald Trump signed into law H.R. 2157 – the “Additional Supplemental Appropriations for Disaster Relief Act of 2019” – on June 6 that…

Making History by Preserving History: Casino Development in Springfield Based on Extraordinary Structural Preservation

June 5, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  June 1, 2011, was a tragic day in Springfield, Mass. (settled since 1636, it’s Massachusetts’ third-largest city); seven devastating tornadoes touched down in and around the city, killing three people, injuring 300 and leaving more than 500 homeless.…

Federal Transportation Officials Monitoring Storm and Flood Damage to Roads and Bridges in Midwest

June 5, 2019 - in Featured, News, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Under the leadership of U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) continues to monitor and assist states with responding to devastating and damaging floods and storms in America’s heartland. Record-setting…

Research Finds Consumer Overconfidence Regarding Building Codes in Disaster-Exposed Communities

June 5, 2019 - in Buildings, Featured, News

The nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® Partnership today announced consumer research findings and analysis underpinning a new transparency initiative entitled, No Code. No Confidence. Inspect to Protect.org. The organization created the effort…

Digging Deep to Unlock the Waterfront: Massive New Tunnel Opens Below Downtown Seattle

June 3, 2019 - in Articles, Feature, Featured

  The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) needed to replace the Alaskan Way Viaduct that carried a section of State Route 99 (SR 99) along the downtown waterfront. Originally opened in 1953, the Viaduct was aging and cut off access to…

Falling Renewable Power Costs Open Door to Greater Climate Ambition

May 30, 2019 - in Energy, Featured, News, Renewables

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates – Renewable power is the cheapest source of electricity in many parts of the world already today, the latest report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) shows. The report contributes to the international…

Omron Helps University of Houston Engineering Students Gain Real-World Skills with New Design and Robotics Laboratory

May 30, 2019 - in Featured, News, Technology

Omron Foundation, the charitable arm of the U.S.-based operations of industrial automation solutions provider Omron, donated a new laboratory complete with workstations and state-of-the-art equipment to give University of Houston students the opportunity to…

LuxTurrim5G Ecosystem Builds the Smart City of the Future

May 29, 2019 - in Featured, News, Technology

Nokia Bell Labs driven industry group is building key enablers for fast 5G network based on smart light poles, which will form the digital backbone of future smart cities. The LuxTurrim5G ecosystem project has developed the 5G smart pole concept where 5G base…