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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. The 320,000m2 site was formerly an industrial port used for storage and shipment of oil, gas and coal,…

Rwanda Restores Disappearing Lakes With Innovative Program

December 15, 2015 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Water

KIGALI, Rwanda, Dec. 15, 2015—Rwanda is implementing an ambitious program to bring back its lakes that have been disappearing for decades – especially…

The Sun Life Building Receives LEED Silver Certification

MONTRÉAL, Oct. 8, 2014—The Sun Life Building has received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certification in the "Existing…

Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plans Revitalize Older Communities

September 22, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Remediation/redevelopment

TORONTO, Sept. 22, 2014—Today, Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and its partners celebrate five years of working together on the Sustainable Neighbourhood Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP) program to create resilient communities that are beautiful, happy…

Accelerated Bridge Construction Promises Cost-Effective and Less Disruptive Replacement

Typical bridges can be replaced quickly and cost-effectively with accelerated techniques that do not require special equipment. The second Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP 2) S2-R04-RR-1: Innovative Bridge Designs for Rapid Renewal documents the development…

Chicago Transit Authority Receives $35 Million in Federal Funding for Red Line Work

August 6, 2014 - in Construction, Financial, Transit

The Chicago Transit Authority has received a nice down payment on what it hopes will be a big and recurring stream of federal funds to help rebuild the aging Red and Purple L lines. A total of $120 million in fiscal 2014 money had been set aside for core capacity…

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure: Increasing Public and Private Collaboration with the Build America Investment Initiative

The President delivered remarks at the Port of Wilmington in front of the I-495 Bridge in Delaware. With 90,000 cars moving over it per day before repairs began, this bridge is a key example of the importance of infrastructure, which keeps the economy moving,…

How Denver Is Becoming the Most Advanced Transit City in the West

June 24, 2014 - in Transportation

It's a vision straight out of a transportation planner's fondest dream. In the center of the metropolis, the Beaux-Arts façade of a grand old railway terminus, finished in robin egg-hued terracotta stone, is cradled by the daring swoop of a canopy of brilliant…

Detroit’s Blight Mapping Data Guides Decision Making

May 29, 2014 - in Analysis, Maintenance, Projects

The Motor City Mapping project took place this past winter as a principal project of the Blight Task Force. Motor City Mapping saw 150 Detroiters survey 377,602 parcels of land in Detroit, 99% of property in the city, in an effort to establish an accurate…

Redeveloped Denver Union Station Shows Priority for Regional Transportation

The historic Denver Union Station is getting a makeover to the tune of $900 million. The plan is to turn one of Denver’s most prominent, yet underutilized historic structures, into the anchor of the Denver region’s expanding transportation network. It…