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ASCE issues first-ever tsunami-resilient design standards

On Sept. 28, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced the world’s first comprehensive tsunami-resilient design standards, incorporating the lessons learned from these past disasters to define an enforceable, state-of-the-art design code for the construction of safer buildings on the West Coast of the United States, Alaska, and Hawaii.

VHB opens downtown Tampa office

VHB, an engineering, science, planning and design firm with 23 offices along the east coast, announced the opening of its second location on Florida’s Gulf Coast in downtown Tampa.

City of San Diego Public Utilities Department recognized as a Utility of the Future Today

The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department was recognized as a Utility of the Future Today on Sept. 27 by a partnership of water sector organizations including the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, the Water Environment Federation, the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation, the WateReuse Association and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The inaugural program recognizes utilities with proven success in innovative and sustainable management practices.

NBMBAA and NSBE establish partnership to promote leadership in STEM careers

The National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA) announced a partnership with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) to provide science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals with enhanced leadership development and access to the country’s top corporations with interest in recruiting management level professionals with experience in science and technology disciplines.

Winners announced for 2016 CAMX Award

The Composites and Advanced Materials Expo announced the winners of the third annual CAMX Award, sponsored by Ashland. The winner of this year's Unsurpassed Innovation Award is Kreysler & Associates for its ultra-lightweight and fire-resistant fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) cladding panel system.

WEFTEC recognizes Woolpert for video documenting 2015 S.C. flooding

Just one week shy of the anniversary of a catastrophic “thousand-year” rain in South Carolina, Woolpert’s video on its groundbreaking disaster relief efforts employed immediately following that event was recognized. The video details the actions Woolpert took in the wake of the flooding in which 36 dams failed, 19 people were killed and 20,000 people displaced. The firm collected perishable orthoimagery and lidar and was able to share that information on a website and app within two days of the disaster.

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