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AIA selects 2016 COTE Top Ten green projects

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and its Committee on the Environment (COTE) have selected the top 10 examples of sustainable architecture and ecological design projects that protect and enhance the environment.

Speedy repair of earthquake-damaged bridge columns

Normally, it takes weeks to repair the cracking or spalling of columns on just one bridge damaged in an earthquake. But a team of researchers led by University of Utah civil and environmental engineering professor Chris Pantelides has developed a new process of fixing columns that takes as little as a few days.

FRA announces $25 million available for rail infrastructure safety upgrades

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is accepting applications from local governments, states and railroads for $25 million in competitive grants to increase rail safety. Applicants can request funds for safety improvements to railroad infrastructure, including railroad crossings, track, tunnels, bridges, yards and other areas.

High tech bridges of the future

A new breed of civil engineers are developing high tech bridges that will improve the functionality, safety and aesthetics of bridges today and into the future.

Mixed-use development breaks ground in Jersey City, N.J.

Fields Construction Company, McLaren Engineering Group and Marchetto Higgins Stieve Architects announced that construction has commenced at 207 Van Vorst Street in Jersey City, N.J. The development will feature two 15-story buildings featuring 408 residences and approximately 14,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

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