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Water Resilience Project Captures Dams Industry Award

SAN DIEGO, Calif., May 5, 2016—A series of key projects designed to boost water system resilience for San Diego County residents has won the 2016 Excellence in the Constructed Project Award from the United States Society on Dams. Black & Veatch provided…

New Computational Modeling Procedure Developed for Estimating Behavior of Reinforced Concrete Members Subjected to Fire

Fire causes extensive financial losses due to property damage, as well as endangers the life and well-being of occupants. This has driven much interest…

San Francisco Unveils Resilience Strategy

April 22, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

Mayor Edwin M. Lee  announced the release a citywide resiliency strategy created as part of a grant from 100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller…

Earthquakes Hit Hard in Japan and Ecuador

April 18, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Design/Engineering

The April 15, 2016 M 7.0 earthquake north of Kumamoto, on the island of Kyushu in southwest Japan, occurred as the result of strike-slip faulting at shallow depth. The April 15, 2016, M 7.0 event (UTC 16:25:06) occurred one day after a series of foreshocks…

Analyzing the Risks and Effects of Rising Sea Levels in Norfolk, Va.

March 30, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Planning, Stormwater

In Norfolk, Virginia, an East Coast city that’s home to the world’s largest naval station and important seaports, catastrophic flooding could damage more than homes and roads. A new study from Sandia National Laboratories assesses how much the city, its…

ASCE Selects 15 Innovation Winners

March 11, 2016 - in Corporate

Drone technology played a key role in two of the four proposals that earned overall awards in the ASCE Innovation Contest. The first ASCE Innovation Contest drew entries from around the world, with practitioners, project managers, educators, researchers, and…

Haley Barbour to Address Resilience at PCA’s Centennial Celebration

March 9, 2016 - in Announcement, Corporate

This year's Centennial Celebration gives PCA a chance to look back on where we came from and who we are—not just PCA, but the concrete industry and its importance in building our structures, our cities, and our world. “Its an opportunity to celebrate…

Lloyd’s Register Foundation Seeks Host Institution for a £10M Resilience in Critical Infrastructure Program

January 29, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

Lloyd’s Register Foundation has today issued a global call for a director and a host institution for a programme to build resilience in critical infrastructure. It anticipates committing £10 million to the international programme which will run for an initial…

Sandia Labs Playing Key Role in Grid Modernization

ALBUQUERQUE,N.M.— Sandia National Laboratories is leading the Security and Resilience area of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Grid Modernization Laboratory Consortium (GMLC) and bringing its strong research capability in grid modernization to help the…

Four Agencies Join with NIST to Co-Sponsor New Community Resilience Panel

November 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

Four federal agencies have joined with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to sponsor a new independent panel devoted to reducing barriers to community resilience—the capacity to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions,…