USDOT issues $645 million in rural transportation grants

December 29th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has awarded $645.3 million from the Rural Surface Transportation Grant or RSTG program to help communities complete transportation projects that will increase mobility, improve safety, and generate regional economic growth in rural areas of the country.  Photo courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT). This is the […]

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Core & Main completes acquisition of Granite Water Works

December 28th, 2023

Core & Main Inc. has closed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Granite Water Works Inc., a provider of water, wastewater and storm drainage products in Minnesota. “Granite Water Works has firmly established itself as a trusted partner to contractors and municipalities in its community,” said Jack Schaller, president of […]

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USDOT modal leaders discuss IIJA issues at hearing

December 27th, 2023

Leadership from U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) including heads of its highway and transit operating administrations shared their insights on the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) recently during a House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing. The leaders testifying at the hearing – held by the House T&I Subcommittee on […]

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Kabbani Construction Group and Concrete Canvas enter new sales partnership for the Saudi Arabian market

December 26th, 2023

Concrete Canvas Ltd. announces a groundbreaking partnership between Kabbani Construction Group (KCG) that it says is set to redefine the construction landscape in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This exclusive partnership will offer a unique, patented product range of Geosynthetic Cementitious Composite Mats (GCCMs) to a number of market sectors in the KSA. Concrete Canvas Ltd., […]

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Nebraska DOT deputy director receives national award

December 25th, 2023

The Nebraska Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that Moe Jamshidi, NDOT deputy director of operations, has been awarded the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award by the American Association of Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO).  Established in 1957, the Thomas H. MacDonald Memorial Award recognizes and honors the achievements of a state transportation professional who has provided […]

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COMANCO revitalizes Land O’Lakes reject water pond

December 22nd, 2023

COMANCO recently revitalized a reject water pond in Land O’Lakes for Pasco County, Fla. Reject water ponds help protect the environment, ensure regulatory compliance, and enable the recovery of valuable resources. Proper design and management are crucial for water treatment processes’ success and sustainability.  COMANCO has an agreement with Pasco County to inspect, repair, and […]

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DFI announces President’s Awards

December 21st, 2023

Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) President Gianfranco Di Cicco presented three President’s Awards recently during the DFI 48th Annual Conference on Deep Foundations in Seattle. Established in 2016, the DFI President’s Awards are given at the discretion of the DFI president to recognize the outstanding contributions and service of DFI members who advance the work of […]

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How geomembranes help improve water quality, lower costs and increase efficiencies in wastewater treatment – Part 4 

December 20th, 2023

By Felon Wilson “While the environment is a very emotional and even moral issue for most of us, to be effective in the area, as one practitioner put it, you need a good engineer, not a poet.” -  James W. Conrad, Counsel, American Chemistry Council In the final segment of our look at geomembrane uses in […]

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FHWA issues final GHG measurement rule

December 19th, 2023

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently issued a finalized performance measurement rule to provide state departments of transportation and metropolitan planning organizations with a “national framework” for tracking transportation-related greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs), along with the requirement to set their own targets for GHG reduction. Shailen Bhatt. Photo courtesy of AASHTO. Entitled “National Performance Management Measures; Assessing […]

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$1.5 billion available through 2024 RAISE grant program  

December 18th, 2023

The U.S. Department of Transportation has published a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for $1.5 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program for 2024. The popular program helps communities around the country carry out projects with significant local or regional impact.  RAISE discretionary grants help […]

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