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Sterling Construction Company, Inc. is awarded a $26.3 million project in Houston

Sterling Construction Company, Inc. announced that it was awarded $26.3 million project by the Harris County Toll Road Authority in Houston. The project consists of work on the Hardy Toll Road, where Texas Sterling will replace conventional toll collection facilities with automated toll tag facilities. Approximately 35 percent of the project will be performed by prequalified subcontractors covered by surety bonds, which helps to guarantee performance and completion as specified in the contract terms, and reduces construction-related risk to the project owner and to Sterling. In addition, the project scope includes enhancements to exit and entrance ramps and is expected to commence in August 2015 and be completed by October 2016 with incentives for early completion.

EPS Group assists town after severe thunderstorm

EPS Group, Inc., a locally owned Arizona civil engineering firm, was asked by the Town of Wickenburg to help after a severe storm dumped about four inches of rain over the area within less than an hour Saturday, July 18. The Town called EPS to assess the damage to Constellation Road and assist with a plan for an interim fix to allow the road to be fully reopened.

New ISO technical specification to green civil engineering works

ISO/TS 21929-2, Sustainability in building construction – Sustainability indicators – Part 2: Framework for the development of indicators for civil engineering works, establishes a core list of aspects and impacts for assessing the sustainability performance of civil engineering works.

VIMS and partners announce website to promote coastal resilience

NOAA, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA, and the Virginia Institute of Marine Science joined with representatives from state agencies, non-governmental organizations, academia, and private industry to launch a new “community of practice” designed to protect U.S. coastlines.

San Francisco's Presidio Parkway opens for traffic

Presidio Parkway, a state-of-the-art roadway through San Francisco’s Presidio, opened to traffic on July 12. The 1.6-mile, six-lane roadway (three lanes in each direction), which winds through the Presidio, a national park, and leads to the Golden Gate Bridge, includes twin high-viaduct bridges, four tunnels, and a low-viaduct interchange, with continuous shoulders and a landscaped median.

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