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The UK Infrastructure Act Becomes Law

February 16, 2015 - in Financial, Planning, Roads

The Infrastructure Act passed Parliament and received Royal Assent at the end of last week. The Act creates Highways England, a government-owned company to operate the UK's major roads with access to long term stable funding to ensure improvements are streamlined,…

DOT and FAA Propose New Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems

February 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Surveying/Mapping

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2015—The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration today proposed a framework of regulations that would…

Innovative Project that Replaced McCall’s Lardo Bridge Wins Excellence Award

February 13, 2015 - in Bridges, Design/Engineering, Projects

BOISE, Feb. 12, 2015— The project to replace the 83-year-old Lardo Bridge in McCall, open to traffic since November 2014, won a recent “Excellence…

Climate Action Plan Toolkit: EPA Releases Stormwater Climate Change Tool

February 13, 2015 - in Planning, Products, Stormwater

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2015—As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan Virtual Climate Resilience Toolkit, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the release of the Climate Adjustment Tool for EPA’s Stormwater Management Model…

Lescure Engineers Receives Industry Award for California Water Resource Recovery Efforts

February 13, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Water

SACRAMENTO, Calif., Feb. 13, 2015—The American Council of Engineering Companies of California (ACEC California) has honored Lescure Engineers, Inc., a provider of civil engineering and land surveying services, with a Small Firm Merit Award, in connection…

TxDOT Awards Stockpile Reports Statewide Contract for Measurement of Materials Using an iPhone

Redmond, Wash., Feb. 10, 2015—Stockpile Reports, an online service that delivers accurate stockpile volume, tonnage and pile locations using an Apple® iPhone® device, Aerial, Walking Wheel, GPS or Laser data was awarded a contract for stockpile measurements…

Fargo Flood Diversion Project Continues Apace

February 12, 2015 - in Construction, Projects, Stormwater

During the February 6 special meeting of the Flood Diversion Board of Authority, Project leaders told members of Congress and the Corps of Engineers that construction is moving forward at a healthy pace. "While we are desperately looking for Federal money,…

Electric Buses and Cars: Huge Opportunities for New Range Extenders

February 12, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Transportation

Feb. 10, 2015—The new IDTechEx report, Electric Vehicle Forecasts, Trends and Opportunities 2015-2025 explains and forecasts the booming market for electric buses and cars in 37 categories of land, water and airborne e-vehicle. The buses will replace five…

States Develop New Strategies to Reduce Nutrient Levels in Mississippi River, Gulf of Mexico

February 12, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Maintenance, Stormwater

Feb. 12, 2015—The 12 states of the Hypoxia Task Force have devised new strategies to speed up reduction of nutrient levels in waterways in the Mississippi/Atchafalaya River Basin. High nutrients levels are a key contributor each summer to the large area…

Simplify Field Data Workflows with Collector for ArcGIS from Esri

February 12, 2015 - in Maintenance, Products

Redlands, Calif., Feb. 12, 2015—Say good-bye to paper-based data inspection and maintenance workflows. Using Esri's Collector for ArcGIS app, anyone in your organization can easily capture and update data right from their tablet or smartphone when they're…