Public works

Village of Oak Lawn implements Aclara RF AMI communications network and leak detection technology to future-proof Its water distribution system

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 2:00pm

The new point-to-multipoint AMI network, which will support 17,000 meters, replaces Oak Lawn's legacy AMR walk-by meter reading system.

Key Points: 
  • The new point-to-multipoint AMI network, which will support 17,000 meters, replaces Oak Lawn's legacy AMR walk-by meter reading system.
  • In addition to improving billing, Oak Lawn is taking steps to reduce non-revenue water loss by leveraging the fixed AMI network with Aclara's leak-detection solution to locate underground leaks in its distribution system.
  • "Non-revenue water, which is water loss through distribution network leakage, is of paramount importance for Oak Lawn to reduce.
  • Oak Lawn joins a growing number of municipalities that have embraced the Aclara RF point-to-multipoint network technology to future-proof their networks.

Smart Sewer Technology Satisfies EPA Consent Decree, Saves City $400 Million

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 - 1:15pm
Key Points: 
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210915005648/en/
    Smart Sewer Technology Satisfies EPA Consent Decree, Saves City $400 Million (Photo: Business Wire)
    The US Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) and the US Department of Justice (DoJ) have now formally endorsed the Citys long-term sewer plan, based on the advanced technology.
  • The plan to address the problem was set to cost South Bend ratepayers $713 million in capital improvements.
  • But the parties have now announced they are amending the original agreement with a revised plan based on smart sewer technology.
  • The Citys new approach, using Xylems wastewater network optimization solution , provides better protection at lower cost, according to the EPA .

Construction of Lombok Airport - Mandalika bypass road 90% complete

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 3:00pm

Lombok, Indonesia, Sept 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The construction of a bypass road connecting Lombok International Airport and Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has reached 90 percent completion.

Key Points: 
  • Lombok, Indonesia, Sept 13, 2021 - (ACN Newswire) - The construction of a bypass road connecting Lombok International Airport and Mandalika Special Economic Zone in Central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, has reached 90 percent completion.
  • An aerial photo of the Mandalika Circuit in Central Lombok, Indonesia on August 21, 2021.
  • (ANTARA PHOTO/Ahmad Subaidi/aww/rst)
    The road will connect Lombok Airport and Mandalika as a venue of the International Superbike 2021 and MotoGP 2022.
  • Previously, the Director General of Highways of PUPR Ministry Hedy Rahadian elaborated the construction of Lombok Airport - Mandalika bypass road, comprising three packages.

The Landfill Group and LS Power Announce State-of-the-Art Renewable Natural Gas Project in Greenville County, South Carolina

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 7:13pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Landfill Group and LS Power today announced that Enerdyne Power Systems ("Enerdyne"), a Landfill Group company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has begun construction on a state-of-the-art renewable natural gas ("RNG") project at the Twin Chimneys Landfill site in Honea Path, South Carolina.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C. and NEW YORK, Sept. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --The Landfill Group and LS Power today announced that Enerdyne Power Systems ("Enerdyne"), a Landfill Group company based in Charlotte, North Carolina, has begun construction on a state-of-the-art renewable natural gas ("RNG") project at the Twin Chimneys Landfill site in Honea Path, South Carolina.
  • Landfill gas, a natural byproduct of the decomposition process of waste, will be collected at the Twin Chimneys Landfill and converted into RNG.
  • The TCPP project will be Enerdyne's second renewable energy project in Greenville County and follows the success of the Enoree Landfill project, which has been operating since 2008.
  • Michael Frixen, Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Greenville, said, "We are thrilled about the upgrades that will convert landfill gas into renewable natural gas."

Pasadena Public Works Director Ara Maloyan Joins Adept Urban as Director of Construction

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 4:22pm

LOSANGELES, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasadena-based Adept Urban hires Ara Maloyan as Director of Construction.

Key Points: 
  • LOSANGELES, Sept. 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Pasadena-based Adept Urban hires Ara Maloyan as Director of Construction.
  • Maloyan brings decades of high-level professional managerial experience from the Public Works field, as well as expert knowledge of major construction projects.
  • Additionally, Maloyan's record of public service includes Structural Engineering and Public Works projects in the cities of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills.
  • Maloyan was appointed as the Director of Public Works for the City of Pasadena after serving in Long Beach in the same capacity.

Aemetis Receives Final Permit to Build Next 21 Miles of Phase 2 Biogas Pipeline

Friday, August 6, 2021 - 1:00pm

CUPERTINO, CA, Aug. 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via NewMediaWire -- Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on below zero carbon intensity products, today announced the final permit has been approved to begin construction of the next 21 miles of the Aemetis Biogas Phase 2 pipeline in Stanislaus County, Calif. 

Key Points: 
  • This significant project milestone allows the installation of biogas pipeline in Stanislaus County roads forconstructionof a pipeline that extends the existing 4-mile pipeline by an additional 21 miles.
  • The pipeline will convey conditioned biogas from dairies to the Companys centralized gas cleanup facility which is currently under construction at the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes ethanol plant.
  • The Biogas Pipeline Encroachment Permit was issued by the Stanislaus County Department of Public Works.
  • The Company is completing the permitting process for 13 miles ofadditionalbiogas pipeline in Merced County to connect additional dairies to the Aemetis biogas cleanup facility at the ethanol facility.

Leader In Facility Optimization Announces Job Order Contracting Software Contract

Monday, August 2, 2021 - 6:31pm

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS of CannonDesign), creators of the Simplebid job order contracting (JOC) platform, announced today they have been awarded a cooperative purchasing contract through Sourcewell - a government organization whose mission is to streamline procurement processes.

Key Points: 
  • BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 2, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Facility Optimization Solutions (FOS of CannonDesign), creators of the Simplebid job order contracting (JOC) platform, announced today they have been awarded a cooperative purchasing contract through Sourcewell - a government organization whose mission is to streamline procurement processes.
  • Simplebid is a rapid procurement platform designed for JOC that caters to individual client needs and local statues, optimizing teamwork between facility owners and contractors.
  • Facility Optimization Solutions LLC (known as FOS) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the global architecture and engineering firm, CannonDesign.
  • This past year, FOS was ranked #1 worldwide for facility management services by an AE firm by World Architecture 100.

NV5 Announces $7 Million in Essential Infrastructure Contract Awards

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

The newly awarded contracts will support critical infrastructure, including roadways, public works, and airport capital improvements and are considered essential services.

Key Points: 
  • The newly awarded contracts will support critical infrastructure, including roadways, public works, and airport capital improvements and are considered essential services.
  • It is encouraging to see that transportation infrastructure improvements continue to proceed and reinforce the need for the essential services that NV5 provides.
  • In Merced County, NV5 secured a three-year, $2.5 million contract to provide on-call surveying and engineering services for various state and federally-funded public works projects.
  • NV5 was also awarded a one-year contract by the City of Bakersfield to provide construction observation, biological monitoring, contract administration, and project closeout services.

Harry Lorick Named One of APWA’S 2020 Top Ten Public Works Leaders of the Year

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 8:01am

APWA and the public works industry comprise a family of professionals who believe in the value of public service.

Key Points: 
  • APWA and the public works industry comprise a family of professionals who believe in the value of public service.
  • For more information about Lorick and other individual Public Works Leaders of the Year, please contact APWA Public Affairs Manager Charlie Arena at carena@apwa.net , (202) 218-6736.
  • Services include public works evaluation and review, management and operations systems assistance, infrastructure planning, maintenance management training, and maintenance systems.
  • ( www.laconsulting.com )
    APWA ( www.apwa.net ) is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 30,000 members involved in the field of public works.

Granite Receives Two APWA 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Awards

Friday, August 16, 2019 - 1:30pm

Granite (NYSE:GVA) announced today that it was recently selected as the recipient of two American Public Works Associations (APWA) 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Awards for infrastructure projects publicly developed, owned, and maintained, that promote excellence in construction management and administration.

Key Points: 
  • Granite (NYSE:GVA) announced today that it was recently selected as the recipient of two American Public Works Associations (APWA) 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Awards for infrastructure projects publicly developed, owned, and maintained, that promote excellence in construction management and administration.
  • Granite received APWAs 2019 Public Works Project of the Year Award for the SouthEast Connector, Phase 2 project in the transportation category, projects of more than $75 million division.
  • The APWA Public Works Projects of the Year Awards are given in four divisions and five categories.
  • The American Public Works Association is a not-for-profit, international organization of more than 30,000 members involved in the field of public works.