A 20-year effort to develop a process to eliminate radioactive and chemical wastes stored underground for decades at a former federal nuclear weapons production site reached a milestone last year with key facility testing, but more challenges are ahead for the Bechtel project executive,
When the project team for TSX Broadway—a partial demolition and significant renovation and rebuild of a theater district tower in New York City—wanted to perform a truly challenging feat of engineering, it called in Tony Mazzo at Urban Foundation/Engineering. Project developer L&L Holdings had a vision for the 110-year-old landmark Palace Theater that required it to be elevated 30 ft within the renovated tower’s footprint to create space for new street-level retail.
James Litwin, vice president of construction at developer Harbor Bay Real Estate Advisors, was intrigued by the possibilities of mass timber construction for residential and mixed use because of his background as a carpenter before he became a development executive.
Stanford University geophysics professor Rosemary Knight had always loved math and science, but it wasn’t until she attended Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, as an undergraduate that she discovered what would become a lifelong passion: geophysics.
The 30,000-sq-ft Oracle Innovation Lab on the company’s Deerfield, Ill., campus has demonstration space for construction technologies ranging from robots to drones to building automation. While it opened in 2019, the pandemic delayed any serious experiments from getting underway until April 2022.
If the 6-ft, 4-in.-tall Mike Jones had only been a bit taller, he might not have become a veteran of Southern California infrastructure. “I needed another four to five inches,” says the former high-school basketball forward.
University engineering professor Jesse D. Jenkins has become a clear voice in predicting and understanding climate-change impacts now and in the future, and in leading efforts to model how solutions might work and get done.
Grilling food on the jobsite, linking to first responder phone networks, transporting crews by boat and housing workers in mobile trailers at a nearby airport are all ways Ryan Hamrick’s team worked around extraordinary obstacles to restore access to Florida’s Sanibel Island after its only link to the mainland was cut off when Hurricane Ian made landfall there last Sept. 30.
On the morning of June 20, 2021, Andrew Hallett faced a career-defining moment. A senior project manager at Pittsfield, Maine-based Cianbro, Hallett helped lead a team that built a 5,338-ton concrete precast structure that would serve as the entrance of a new navigation lock basin at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard.