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Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure Software Aids Emergency Response in Gotthard Base Tunnel

June 6, 2016 - in Bridges, Corporate, Maintenance

Huntsville, Ala., June 6, 2016 – On June 1, the world’s longest railway tunnel officially opened, featuring an Emergency Response System from Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure. As a subcontractor of Siemens Switzerland, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure…

Cardno Receives Global Accreditation for Asset Management Training

June 3, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance

Cardno has received independent Endorsed Trainer accreditation from the Institute of Asset Management in the UK for our suite of asset management training…

Engineering Firm O&S Associates Receives Philadelphia Preservation Award

June 2, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Maintenance

Hackensack, NJ, June 1, 2016—O&S Associates is proud to announce that the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia selected our restoration…

EPA Acts to Reduce Regional Haze in Utah and Improve Visibility in National Parks

June 2, 2016 - in Corporate, Energy, Maintenance

Denver, Colo., June 1, 2016—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a final determination to partially approve and partially disapprove the state of Utah’s regional haze plan to reduce haze-forming emissions affecting Arches, Canyonlands…

Trimble Unity Enables Sutton and East Surrey Water to Improve Field Operations and Regulatory Compliance

June 1, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance

SUNNYVALE, Calif., May 24, 2016—Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today that Sutton and East Surrey Water (SESW) in the U.K. has implemented the Trimble Unity™ 3.0 software suite of GIS-centric cloud and mobile applications. Developed to support smart water…

Climate Change Adaptation Costs Set to Soar on the Railway

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

Britain’s railway is facing a dramatic increase in the cost of dealing with extreme weather over coming decades unless it starts taking pre-emptive adaptation measures now, according to new research. The ‘Tomorrow’s Railway and Climate Change Adaptation’…

U.S. Driving Totals Eclipse Prior Record

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads

WASHINGTON – New data released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) show that U.S. driving reached 746 billion miles in the first three months of 2016, beating the previous record of 720.1 billion…

New Generation of Controllers Automate a Wide Range of Rail Applications

May 31, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Rail

New Siemens automation controllers for rail applications are being launched on the market. The new rail-tested and approved Siplus extreme rail devices are based on the latest generation of Simatic S7 controllers and are specially designed for the extreme…

Study Could Help Cities Improve Tree Planting

May 27, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance

GAINESVILLE, Fla.—Heat from city sidewalks, streets, and parking lots, along with insect pests, can damage trees planted in urban landscapes. Thus, it is critical to plant trees in the right places so they will do well in harsh urban environments, a University…

Six States and FHWA Will Collaborate to Enhance Pollinator Habitat along New Monarch Highway

DES MOINES, IOWA - Six state departments of transportation and the Federal Highway Administration today signed a memorandum of agreement that will improve pollinator habitat along Interstate 35, a key migratory corridor for Monarch butterflies. The Obama Administration…