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Rudy Giuliani to address water experts at AWWA conference in Boston

DENVER – Former Mayor of New York City Rudolph Giuliani will address more than 2,000 water professionals from throughout North America at 9 a.m. Monday, June 9, during the opening general session of the American Water Works Association’s Annual Conference & Exposition (ACE14) at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, Boston.

New analysis finds more than 63,000 U.S. bridges need structural repair

Washington, D.C. — Data from a new government report show that if all the structurally deficient bridges in the United States were placed end-to-end, it would take 25 hours driving 60 miles per hour to cross them. That’s like driving the 1,500 miles between Boston and Miami. And it’s a problem that’s close to home.

HNTB to kick off centennial celebration in Oakland, Calif.

Oakland, Calif. — HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, is celebrating 100 years in business, and will host Bay Area transportation leaders at a private kick-off event on April 24 at its Downtown Oakland office to commemorate the milestone anniversary.

ARTIC project receives AIA award for use of BIM

Anaheim, Calif. — The Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) is a recipient of a 2014 AIA TAP BIM Award. Since 2005, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architectural Practice (TAP) community has spearheaded an effort to highlight outstanding case studies in the use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) technology and processes on construction projects. The ARTIC project was the winner of an AIA TAP Citation in the category of “Stellar Architecture Using BIM.”

USGBC launches real-time green building data resource for U.S. states

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) launched its new online data visualization resource that highlights real-time green building data for each state in the U.S. and Washington, D.C. The enhanced state market briefs — highlighting LEED projects, LEED-credentialed professionals and USGBC membership in each state — provide green building advocates and the general public a look into LEED’s impact within any U.S. state.

Gannett Fleming Receives ForeverGreen Awards

Harrisburg, Pa. — The U.S. Green Building Council of Central Pennsylvania awarded Gannett Fleming with three 2014 ForeverGreen Awards, including Chapter Volunteer of the Year, Government Project of the Year, and Green Business of the Year. The award ceremony was held in conjunction with the GreenCon conference on March 18, 2014, in Millersville, Pa.

EPA honors winners of 2013 Campus RainWorks Challenge

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the four winners of its second annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design challenge created to engage college and university students in reinventing our water infrastructure and developing innovative green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

Longtime civil engineering professor Paul Munger dies

Rolla, Mo. — Dr. Paul R. Munger, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology, died on April 19 at age 82. He served on the Missouri Board for Architects, Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for 17 years, with 14 years as chair. During this time, Munger was involved in the investigation of the 1981 collapse of the Hyatt Regency skywalks in Kansas City, Mo., one of the deadliest structural failures in U.S. history. He led the licensing disciplinary actions following the tragedy.

Long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could be available relatively soon

Miami — Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of researchers including Florida International University scientist Rene Price. Scientists conclude that sea level rise is one of the most certain consequences of climate change. But the speed and long-term height of that rise are unknown. Some researchers believe that sea level rise is accelerating, some suggest the rate is holding steady, while others say it's decelerating.

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