In the aftermath of a poorly executed Colorado veterans’ hospital project that tripled in cost from $604 million to $1.7 billion and slipped from a 2013 opening to early 2018, the U.S. Government Accountability Office has taken a critical look at U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs facility planning and project delivery in two recent reports.
Two years after graduating from Hartford Public High School’s Academy of Engineering and Green Technology in 2011, Danilo Sena returned to participate in a new program that has students building hybrid wind and solar generators for Nepalese villages in the Himalayan Mountains.
Mismanagement by the U.S. Energy Dept. has added $196 million and three years to cleanup of a former nuclear fuel-processing site in West Valley, N.Y., said April Stephenson, DOE acting inspector general in an April 26 report.
An effort to put Superfund cleanup work in what Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says is the program’s “rightful place at the center of [EPA’s] core mission,” could help speed the approval process necessary to clean up the nation’s 1,300 most critical hazardous waste sites.
A logjam of construction approvals for major natural gas pipelines, liquefied natural gas facilities and other projects could loosen by the end of the summer if the Senate approves two Republicans whom President Trump nominated May 8 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.
The Illinois Tollway board this month approved a $4-billion, 22-mile expansion and rehabilitation of a stretch of Interstate 294 called the Central Tri-State Tollway—more than double the original scope of $1.8 billion.
Maine lawmakers on May 10 unanimously rejected a bill that would have killed a University of Maine 12-MW floating offshore wind test project by moving it from a planned site three miles off Monhegan Island to at least seven miles offshore.
Work is underway to clean up the “inadvertent return” of an estimated 2 million gallons of bentonite-based drilling fluid into high-quality wetland that occurred during horizontal directional drilling under the Tuscarawas River in Stark County, Ohio, for Energy Transfer Partners L.P.’s Rover Pipeline.
Maryland has petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals to force a ruling in a long-running environmental lawsuit that has stalled the start of construction on the Purple Line light-rail project for nearly nine months.
Inside the future manufacturing facility for one of New England’s largest MEP/HVAC specialty contractors, J.C. Cannistraro LLC, Jim Lynch rhetorically asks what software Cannistraro uses to control its shop-floor machines.