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Gannett Fleming Prepares for National Tunnel Inspection Deadline with 12 Certified Inspectors

June 27, 2016 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance

Harrisburg, Pa.—Twelve Gannett Fleming engineers became Nationally Certified Tunnel Inspectors after passing a national certification program developed by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The firm hosted…

Listening Technique Effectively Finds Underground Water Leaks

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Montreal, June 22, 2016 — The world is approaching a water crisis. According to the International Water Management Institute, 33 percent of the world’s…

Tracking the Aluminum Used to Purify Tap Water

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

A Kobe University research group including Associate Professor Maki Hideshi (Center for Environmental Management), PhD candidate Sakata Genki (Graduate…

Invasive Asian Carp Respond Strongly to Carbon Dioxide

June 23, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Adding carbon dioxide gas (CO2) to water, a process similar to making carbonated soda water, could help control the movement and behavior of invasive carp in the Great Lakes basin, according to a recent study. Bighead Carp Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and Silver…

El Niño Caused Tidal Flooding in Many U.S. Cities

June 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

The frequency of nuisance tidal flooding in many U.S. cities increased as predicted for the 2015 meteorological year, according to a NOAA report released on June 8, 2016. In some cities, the days of nuisance flooding exceeded trends and broke records, especially…

Clean Water Technology Center Proposes Replacement for Cesspools

June 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

Stony Brook, N.Y., June 20, 2016 – The New York State Center for Clean Water Technology at Stony Brook University today issued a white paper introducing a potential replacement for Long Island cesspools that has shown an ability to remove high amounts of…

Sedaru Deploys Smart Connect Technology to Advance Smart Water Utility

June 21, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

ARCADIA, Calif., June 20, 2016—IDModeling, Inc., the leading global provider of smart water software and services, has propelled its Sedaru software-as-a-service (SaaS) with Smart Connect(C) technology to seamlessly connect to, communicate with, and leverage…

ASCE’s New Jersey Section Releases Report Card for the State

June 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Transportation

ASCE’s New Jersey Section released the 2016 Report Card for New Jersey's Infrastructure today in Trenton. Using a straightforward A to F school report card system, the 2016 New Jersey Infrastructure Report Card is a snapshot of our current infrastructure…

Carbon Dioxide Releases from Pennsylvania Coal Mines Studied

June 20, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

The collective estimated amount of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere from 140 coal mines across Pennsylvania is the equivalent to that of a small power plant, a new West Virginia University study finds. Dorothy Vesper, associate professor…

Idaho Embarks on a Summer-long Project to Maintain Seven Treasure Valley Bridges

June 20, 2016 - in Bridges, Maintenance, Projects

BOISE– Starting next week, the Idaho Transportation Department will initiate a summer-long project to maintain seven bridges across the Treasure Valley, funded through new user fees. Five of the bridges are located on Interstate 84 between Boise and Nampa,…