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Expanded Panama Canal inaugurated

The Expanded Panama Canal is now officially open for business. During a June 26 official inauguration ceremony, Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panama Canal Administrator and CEO Jorge L. Quijano spoke to a crowd of more than 25,000 jubilant Panamanians, Canal employees, heads of state and dignitaries from around the world.

DOT and FAA finalize rules for small UAS

The Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration has finalized the first operational rules for routine commercial use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”).

New edition of Floor Vibrations Design Guide now available

The second edition of AISC's Design Guide 11: Floor Vibrations Due To Human Activity is now available. The updated guide expands on the original version with new material on the response of structural systems that support human activity including floors, monumental stairs and balconies.

Environetics Design joins NORR

Environetics Design Inc. (EDI), an integrated practice of architects, engineers and interior designers, joined NORR, a full-service global firm, to bring NORR’s U.S. operations to the East Coast and expand EDI’s reach.

The BSA Foundation 2016 grants cycle is now open

The BSA Foundation 2016 grants cycle is now open. The Foundation seeks to fund projects in Massachusetts communities in the areas of architecture, landscape, engineering, community development, and the built environment.

Columbus, Ohio wins $40 million Smart City Challenge

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that Columbus, Ohio was selected as the winner of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (U.S. DOT)’s Smart City Challenge. As winner of the Challenge, Columbus will receive up to $40 million from U.S. DOT and up to $10 million from Paul G. Allen’s Vulcan Inc. to supplement the $90 million that the city has already raised from other private partners to carry out its plan.

NACTO releases policy recommendations for future of automated vehicles

The National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO), an organization that represents more than 40 major cities in the United States, released a policy statement on automated vehicles, including its recommendations for incorporating this new disruptive technology into cities’ transportation networks.

Golden Gate Bridge Fracture Critical Inspection

The Golden Gate Bridge, Highway and Transportation District (District) selected HDR to provide Fracture Critical Bridge Inspection Services on select floor beams and truss members, supporting one of the world's most iconic structures.

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