recent posts

LA Metro Recommends Purple Line Subway Extension Contract ...

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) staff July 7 recommended awarding a $1.636 billion contract to design and build a 3.9-mile extension of the Metro Purple Line subway from Wilshire and Western to Wilshire and La Cienega to a joint...

AECOM to Acquire URS Corp. for $6 Billion

Two engineering giants have agreed to terms that will allow AECOM to acquire URS Corp. for approximately $6 billion. The combined company will be a leading, fully integrated infrastructure and federal services provider with more than 95,000 employees in 150...

My Turn: Balanced GBRs Conserve Precious Public Funds

By Raymond Sandiford, P.E., F. ASCE The tunneling industry is witnessing an evolution in project delivery. Traditional design-bid-build procurement is giving way to faster, more streamlined design-build delivery and complex public-private partnerships. In response,...

Hayward Baker Forms to Commercialize BioJet Technology

Hayward Baker Inc. (HBI) announced the formation of a strategic alliance with EOS Remediation, LLC (EOS, Raleigh, N.C.) and Chemical Grouting Co. Ltd. (CG Co., Tokyo, Japan) for the commercialization of the BioJet technology. BioJet technology provides a solution for...

AECOM Awarded $91 Million Miami-Dade Sewer Repair Contract

AECOM announced June 19 that it has been awarded a $91 million contract by Miami-Dade County commissioners in Florida to oversee $1.6 billion in federally mandated repairs to the county’s sewer system. AECOM will provide program and construction management services...
recent from Editor's Message Mega Projects and Ground Improvement
Mega Projects and Ground Improvement In this issue, we highlight the work being undertaken by the L.A. County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), which includes three projects under construction or nearing construction — the Crenshaw/LAX Transit Project, the Regional Connector Transit Project and the Westside Purple Line...
recent from People Q&A – Bradford Townsend
Bradford Townsend serves as Vice President in Parsons’ Bridge and Tunnel Division responsible for technical direction and management of alternative project delivery. Prior to joining Parsons, his work experience includes serving as deputy chief engineer of the $20 billion Taiwan High-Speed Rail Project as...
recent from Technical Papers Innovations in Precast Concrete Segmental Linings: Case Studies from Around the World
Innovations in Precast Concrete Segmental Linings:  Case Studies from Around the World Since their introduction, precast concrete segmental linings have continued to develop and evolve.  In this article, Jon Hurt, Tunnels Practice Leader at Arup, provides an overview of four projects, highlighting ongoing innovations to meet project challenges.  The continued trend toward steel fiber...
recent from Product Showcase Product Showcase – April 2014
Product Showcase – April 2014 Brookville Equipment Expands Portfolio Brookville Equipment Corp. expanded its mining product portfolio in 2013, offering up custom haulage and transportation solutions for mining customers in the U.S. market and abroad, including the production of its largest underground mining locomotive since the company...