Civil News

FAA dedicates runway pavement testing facility

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) dedicated its new National Airport Pavement & Materials Research Center that allows FAA engineers to use a custom-designed vehicle simulator to test asphalt and other pavement materials at very high tire pressures and temperatures.

First Envision-verified wastewater treatment plant in the U.S.

The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI) announced that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection’s (DEP) ongoing $150 million upgrade of the 26th Ward Wastewater Treatment Plant recently earned the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system’s Silver award. This is the first wastewater treatment plant project in the U.S. to receive an ISI Envision rating system award.

ASCE launches utilities pipeline and surveying institute

The American Society of Civil Engineers’ (ASCE) 9th technical institute, Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute (UESI), will be the first national organization designed to embrace professionals engaged in utility and pipeline infrastructure engineering regardless of the products they transport, as well as surveying professionals.

Asphalt Pavement Sustainability Conference heads to West Coast

The 2015 Asphalt Sustainability Conference, Oct. 13-14 in Portland, Ore., features learning and networking opportunities designed to help road owners and builders enhance existing sustainability programs to meet tomorrow’s demands, as well as to establish and leverage new sustainability efforts.

Delaware water utility to reduce sewage discharges

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with the Delaware County Regional Water Quality Control Authority resolving alleged Clean Water Act violations involving combined sewer overflows to the Delaware River and its tributaries.

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