Neel-Schaffer (No. 187) is the lead designer on the Mississippi Gulf Coast’s $570-million Port of Gulfport Restoration project (above), which will accommodate larger ships that will be coming through the expanded Panama Canal.
AECOM, ranked No. 1 on ENR's Top 500 Design Firms list, disrupted engineering-sector size norms when it purchased URS Corp. in 2014. Now it is moving forward in its link with mega-disruptor Elon Musk, and others, to design test tracks for his Hyperloop transportation system concept.
Southern California Gas Co.’s Aliso Canyon gas leak, near Porter Ranch, Calif., so far has triggered a special federal task force, new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency gas pipeline and storage emissions rules, and a criminal case.
Interested parties have until May 16 to comment on the final draft of the 2016 Code of Standard Practice for Structural Steel Buildings and Bridges, which the American Institute of Steel Construction Inc. plans to release this fall.
Howard Birdsall, who, as founder and former CEO of now-defunct Birdsall Services Group, presided over a $1-
million scheme in New Jersey that illegally funneled political donations through employees, was sentenced on April 22 to four years in state prison.
Judging from figures in spending bills making their way through Congress, the Army Corps of Engineers civil-works program is in line for a modest fiscal year 2017 funding increase that will nudge the total to a new high.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a polymer based, damage-indicating coating that warns of breaks—from surface paint scratches to internal cracks—on steel and other metallic surfaces.