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Using Biosolids to Fix Cities

June 1, 2016—The direct source of biosolids isn’t pretty. It’s processed human waste collected by the wastewater treatment plants. But, the Soil Science Society of America (SSSA) June 1 Soils Matter blog post explains that biosolids are actually one…

Redevelopment Breathes New Life Into German Harbour

May 31, 2016 - in Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

The harbour centerpiece of a new sustainable residential and commercial district on the River Main in the German city of Offenbach has now been completed.…

EPA Announces $55.2 Million to Assess and Clean Up Contaminated Sites

WASHINGTON – At an event at a former brownfield site in Burlington, Vermont, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy…

City of Second Chance Soils

May 18, 2016—On the South Side of Chicago, East 87th Street ends in a gentle curve more suited to a suburban neighborhood than a gritty industrial area. A few steps further and you’re at Lake Michigan’s shoreline. Welcome to Steelworkers Park. Once the…

CINTEC Announces Innovative Dissipative Anchor

May 11, 2016 - in Buildings, Products, Renewal/Retrofit

CINTEC International, a world leader in the field of structural masonry retrofit strengthening, repair, and preservation, announces that it has developed a new type of dissipative wall anchor. The new anchor solves the issues of how to protect heritage buildings…

Rapid Repair of Severely Damaged Concrete Columns After an Earthquake

April 29, 2016 - in Buildings, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit

Repair of damaged bridge columns following an earthquake is a good alternative to replacement; benefits include cost savings, reduction in construction time, and decreased interruption of emergency services. The objective of bridge repair is to rehabilitate…

Michael Baker Wins Multiple Awards for Hoan Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Milwaukee

April 19, 2016 - in Bridges, Projects, Renewal/Retrofit

MILWAUKEE, Wisc., April 19, 2016—Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, recently garnered high praise for its role in rehabilitating the Hoan Bridge, a key artery in southeast Wisconsin’s transportation…

RTA Announces $5 Million Grant for New Canal Street Ferry Terminal

NEW ORLEANS – The City of New Orleans announced that the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) awarded the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) $5 million in grant funding to develop a new, state-of-the-art ferry terminal at the end of…

Investing in Nature Can Help China Solve Water Pollution Challenges

April 18, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Beijing—The Nature Conservancy (TNC) released the China Urban Water Blueprint showing nature can be key to improving water quality for more than 150 million people. The report analyzes the state of water sources tapped by China’s 30 largest and fastest…

Fertilizer’s Legacy: Taking a Toll on Land and Water

April 15, 2016 - in Corporate, Renewal/Retrofit, Water

Tempe, Ariz.—The world's total human population has jumped to over 7.4 billion just this year. Feeding the human species takes a tremendous toll on our natural resources including water, soil and phosphorus -- a chemical element in fertilizer essential for…