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Stantec completes acquisition of MWH Global

Stantec Inc. completed the acquisition of Broomfield, Colo.-based MWH Global, Inc., a 6,800-person engineering, consulting and construction management firm focused on water and natural resources for built infrastructure and the environment.

EPA honors winners of 2015 Campus RainWorks Challenge

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the winners of its fourth annual Campus RainWorks Challenge, a design competition created to engage college and university students in reinventing our nation’s water infrastructure and developing green infrastructure systems to reduce stormwater pollution and build resilience to climate change.

Dodge Momentum Index increases in April

The Dodge Momentum Index rose 0.6% in April to 116.5 from its revised March reading of 115.8 (2000=100). The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

U.S. DOT launches Every Place Counts Design Challenge

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the Every Place Counts Design Challenge, which aims to raise awareness about existing transportation infrastructure barriers and identify innovative solutions to reconnect communities to jobs, health care, education, and other essential services.

California water storage projects receive awards

The Emergency & Carryover Storage Project (E&CSP) developed by the San Diego County Water Authority added three reservoirs, amounting to 196,000 acre-feet of locally available new water storage capacity. MWH was the principal designer of record for these three major storage projects, which have received multiple awards.

Free guide explains sound isolation and noise control for steel buildings

In designing and constructing modern buildings, sound control is vital in ensuring acoustical comfort and productivity for occupants. A new resource, "Facts for Steel Buildings #4: Sound Isolation and Noise Control," available as a free download from AISC, provides building owners and designers with a basic understanding of these issues and useful tools for addressing them efficiently and economically.

NYC DEP receives federal license extension for proposed Cannonsville hydroelectric facility

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted a two-year extension of its license to build a hydroelectric facility on the release works at Cannonsville Reservoir. The city will use the additional time to reassess the design assumptions that yielded cost and revenue estimates for the power plant and to reevaluate whether, based on additional technical information, the project can be constructed in a manner that is compatible with the highest standards of dam safety.

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