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Obama Administration Announces Public and Private Sector Efforts to Increase Community Resilience through Building Codes and Standards

Building codes set the baseline for the safe design and construction of our homes, schools, and workplaces, providing the minimum requirements to adequately safeguard the health, safety and welfare of building occupants.  The impacts of climate change –…

A New, FAIR Approach to Infrastructure Investment

March 8, 2016 - in Financial, Planning, Transportation

Our nation’s transportation system was built around President Eisenhower’s vision of interstate highways connecting 20th century America. That vision…

Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard

February 15, 2016 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

President Obama established a federal earthquake risk management standard by executive order last week. Following are details of this order that focuses…

White House Honors FIU Bridge Expert as Champion of Change

The White House and the U.S. Department of Transportation will honor Atorod Azizinamini, chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Florida International University’s College of Engineering and Computing, for his innovations in making…

GIS Technology Plugs Water Leaks Without Spilling Cash

October 8, 2015 - in Analysis, Corporate, Surveying/Mapping

A pioneering US water provider is redefining how utilities can operate thanks to a revolutionary geospatial technology platform. The White House Utility District’s (WHUD) ground-breaking use of Geographic Information System (GIS) technology has already seen…

Obama Administration Announces New Initiatives to Accelerate Infrastructure Projects Nationwide, Saving Time and Money While Protecting the Environment

September 23, 2015 - in Construction, Corporate, Transportation

WASHINGTON – Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget, Council on Environmental Quality, and U.S. Department of Transportation announced new actions by the Obama Administration to accelerate the Nation’s critical infrastructure projects,…

New “Smart Cities” Initiative Aims to Help Communities Tackle Local Challenges

September 16, 2015 - in Corporate, Sensors, Smart Cities

Today, the Administration is announcing a new “Smart Cities” Initiative that will invest over $160 million in federal research and leverage more than 25 new technology collaborations to help local communities tackle key challenges such as reducing traffic…

Using Green Infrastructure to Enhance Coastal Resilience

September 1, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering, Stormwater

This week marks the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural disaster in U.S. history. As such, this week presents an opportunity to reflect on how we as a nation prepare for hurricanes and other coastal hazards, particularly as climate…

FACT SHEET: Build America Infrastructure Investment Summit

September 12, 2014 - in Announcement, Financial, Projects

Investing in 21st century American infrastructure is an important part of the President’s plan to build on the progress our economy is making by creating jobs and expanding opportunity for all hardworking Americans. That’s why earlier this summer the President…

White House Announces $10B Fund for Rural Infrastructure

July 25, 2014 - in Financial, Transportation

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and CoBank CEO Robert Engel are announcing $10 billion in private funding to invest in rural infrastructure projects across the country. The announcement is a part of a two-day "Rural Opportunity Investment Conference" that…