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Connecticut’s first BRT service opens to the public

New Britain, Conn. — Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy joined federal, state and local transportation and elected officials at a grand opening ceremony in downtown New Britain to inaugurate service on CTfastrak – Connecticut’s new bus rapid transit (BRT) service in central Connecticut. Ten new CTfastrak transit stations were built along the 9.4 mile bus-only roadway in Hartford, West Hartford, Newington and New Britain, partly along abandoned rail line and existing Amtrak rail line.

Buckland & Taylor celebrates opening of footbridge with Bridges to Prosperity

North Vancouver, Canada — The residents of Rio Abajo, Nicaragua, welcomed an important piece of infrastructure into their community this past month — a new pedestrian suspension bridge over the Rio Pueblo Nuevo — thanks to the bridge-building team of engineers at Buckland & Taylor. The team recently returned from a two-week trip to this 3,000 person community where they partnered with non-profit organization Bridges to Prosperity and Kiewit's Bridge & Marine District to construct the bridge superstructure in just eight days.

ICC-ES Evaluation Reports for post-installed adhesive anchors updated to meet new AC308 criteria

Brea, Calif. — Post-installed adhesive anchors manufacturers who hold new or revised ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) evaluation reports published on or after Jan. 15, 2015, are in compliance with the new requirements in AC308 Acceptance Criteria for Post-installed Adhesive Anchors in Concrete Elements. The changes and new test requirements are based on the 2012 International Building Code and the American Concrete Institute (ACI) standard ACI 355.4-11. AC308 was used with ACI 355.4-11 to ensure all changes and test requirements are met.

Dewberry recognized for contributions to environmental protection

Fairfax, Va. — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, recently received an American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) Globe Award. The award recognizes the firm’s dedication to protecting and enhancing the natural environment in the planning, design, and construction of the $159 million replacement of New Jersey’s Route 3 Bridge that spans the Passaic River.

Michael Baker International awarded Scudder Falls Bridge replacement design contract

Hamilton, N.J. – Replacement of the existing 55-year-old, functionally obsolete Scudder Falls Bridge, a vital job commuter connection between Pennsylvania and New Jersey which carries I-95 over the Delaware River, came one step closer to breaking ground as the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission (DRJTBC) awarded Michael Baker International, as prime consultant, a $22.49 million replacement bridge design contract.

Schnabel recognized for Virginia dam designs

Glen Allen, Va. — Schnabel Engineering, Inc. served as the designer for three of the projects that received Virginia Lakes and Watersheds Association (VLWA) Dam Safety Committee Awards at this year’s Virginia Water Conference. The VLWA Dam Awards Program, in cooperation with the Commonwealth of Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation Division of Dam Safety and Floodplain Management, recognizes owners, operators and maintainers of dams in Virginia for various categories.

ITA-AITES launches the 2015 ITA Tunnelling Awards

Lausanne, Switzerland — With the growth of infrastructure needs and requirements for better use of space and resources, the development of underground options have often proved to provide relevant solutions to these challenges. As part of this endeavour, the International Tunnelling and Underground Space Association (ITA) has taken the initiative to launch its own dedicated Tunnelling Awards to identify outstanding achievements in the field of tunneling and underground space use, and provide international recognition to these remarkable contributions.

Primavera launches cloud services accelerators for engineering and construction industries

Washington D.C. — Oracle has launched three cloud services accelerators for enterprise project portfolio management (EPPM) in the financial services, public sector, and engineering and construction industries. These purpose-built accelerators enable organizations to effectively address the challenges associated with managing project, program, portfolio, and contract lifecycles in their respective industries.

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