AASHTO offers ‘Stewardship & Oversight’ insights to FHWA

February 28th, 2023

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently outlined in a letter to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) some of its concerns with an “updated template” being crafted for Stewardship and Oversight or S&O Agreements – an effort mandated by Congress as part of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act or IIJA enacted in November […]

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ICE names managing director

February 27th, 2023

Thomas Telford Limited (TTL), the commercial arm of The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), has appointed Andrea Naylor as its new managing director. Naylor joins the institution from the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, where she was content director. She brings over 25 years’ experience in professional publishing to her new role. Naylor replaces Chris Gibson, who […]

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OMB issues guidance for grants and agreements

February 27th, 2023

Through a Federal Register notice on February 9, 2023, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing to revise OMB Guidance for Grants and Agreements to support implementation of the Build America, Buy America (BABA) Act provisions of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and to clarify existing requirements. Comments are due to OMB by […]

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Concrete protection and restoration with CPL

February 24th, 2023

Why should you care about concrete protection and restoration? Thanks to its high strength and low cost, concrete is one of the most widely used construction materials (1). However, it can be subject to various forms of deterioration and damage, including corrosion, abrasion, and chemical exposure, compromising its structural integrity and leading to reduced service […]

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Core & Main acquiring geosynthetics products supplier Landscape & Construction Supplies

February 23rd, 2023

Core & Main Inc., a leading specialized distributor of water, wastewater, storm drainage and fire protection products, and related services, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Landscape & Construction Supplies LLC, a full-service provider of geosynthetics products, with two locations in the Chicago metropolitan area. "Landscape & […]

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$4.9 million contract for geosynthetic liner system installation nears completion

February 22nd, 2023

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Philadelphia, Pa. district and its contractor, Mohawk Valley Materials of Marcy, N.Y., will soon begin construction on improvements at the General Edgar Jadwin Dam in Wayne County, Pa. The contractor mobilized to the site in 2022 and work is ongoing currently and estimated for completion in spring of 2023.  […]

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Shaw Industries acquires Watershed Solar

February 21st, 2023

Shaw Industries Group, Inc. has completed the purchase of a controlling interest in Watershed Solar LLC. Watershed Solar provides patented renewable energy solutions. The technology, branded PowerCap™, supplies low profile, high output solar arrays on top of landfills, coal ash closures, and rooftops - turning liabilities or underused spaces into renewable energy assets. Shaw announced […]

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Annual NTPEP meeting set for June 11-15

February 20th, 2023

Registration for AASHTO’s National Transportation Product Evaluation Program (NTPEP)  annual meeting in Bellevue, Wash. June 11 through 15 is now available: NTPEP combines the professional and physical resources of the AASHTO member departments to evaluate materials, products, and devices of common interest for use in highway and bridge construction. The program’s primary goals are to […]

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Trexiana appoints CEO

February 17th, 2023

Trexiana, global manufacturer and distributor of the sustainable geomodular construction material Flex MSE, has announced that Gurchate (Gurch) Sekhon has been appointed CEO. President and former CEO Mike Callewaert, who has led Trexiana since its founding in 2007, will continue as president. Gurchate (Gurch) Sekhon "Gurch is uniquely talented and highly respected in our industry,” […]

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Auburn University partners with Tensar to develop performance-based resilience evaluation program for transportation infrastructure

February 16th, 2023

Tensar, a division of CMC, the leading provider of soil stabilization and earth reinforcement solutions, has agreed to fund research by Auburn University Civil and Environmental Engineering professors Dr. Jeffrey LaMondia and Dr. Benjamin Bowers to create performance-based resilience decision-making tools for transportation infrastructure. The initiative will begin with a 2023 study of public and private transportation […]

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