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Helping cities cool down

Louisville, Ky., could significantly reduce the number of people who die annually from heat-related deaths, under a series of recommendations that could also help other cities around the world respond to the growing hazards of extreme heat. The plan calls for leaders to strategically plant additional trees and vegetation, cut energy consumption by cars and buildings, decrease impervious surface areas such as parking lots, and increase the reflectivity of roads and rooftops.

Fluor-led team selected for South Carolina Port Access Road Project

The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) selected the joint venture team, Fluor-Lane South Carolina, comprised of Fluor and The Lane Construction Corporation, to design and build the Port Access Road Project in Charleston. The Port of Charleston is currently the fastest growing major container port in the U.S.

DFI announces keynote speakers for annual conference

The Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced three keynote speakers for the International Conference on Deep Foundations, Seepage Control and Remediation. The conference introduces a new technical track featuring seepage control and remediation for dam and levee projects worldwide, in addition to the technical program on deep foundations and earth retention.

WICERS 2016 kicks off in Atlanta

MWH has contributed at the highest sponsorship level for the 2nd annual Women in Construction, Engineering and Related Services (WICERS) Conference held in Atlanta. Goals for WICERS include helping women explore, expand and enhance their professional experiences and networks, increase technical knowledge, discover industry trends and innovations, and accelerate their career path.

GEER team to document Ecuador earthquake impacts

A team from the Geotechnical Extreme Events Reconnaissance (GEER) Association, sponsored by the National Science Foundation, and with partial support from the Applied Technology Council (ATC) has been mobilized to investigate the potential impacts of the widespread earthquake-induced geotechnical and subsurface infrastructure failures as a result of the April 16, 2016 M7.8 earthquake, offshore of the west coast of northern Ecuador.

Volkert, Inc. expands international presence

Volkert, Inc., a full-service, multi-discipline engineering services firm with a long and successful history of providing support for public and private infrastructure clients in the United States, formed a new entity, Volkert Global. Volkert Global will serve as an independent international affiliate for Volkert, Inc.

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