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Applications of Solmax’s Geosynthetic Drainage Design Tool: Drainage Geonets & Geocomposites in Solid Waste Containment Facilities

Swiss Re sees growing Demand for Insurance Protection, positive Outlook for Premiums

  •  Need for insurance protection is growing, driven by increased exposures, risk awareness and evolving client needs
  • Swiss Re expects non-life insurance premiums 10% above pre-COVID-19 level by the end of 2021 and continued increases in 2022
  • With low investment yields, the industry needs to focus on underwriting results
  • Swiss Re continues to upgrade its data capabilities, focusing on partnerships that help clients tackle evolving loss trends and more complex risks
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Fugro’s Vulnerability Assessment informs Port of San Francisco’s safe and sustainable Future

Fugro has completed a geotechnical site characterisation, earthquake hazard and geotechnical vulnerability assessment for the Port of San Francisco’s multi-year, multi-billion dollar Waterfront Resilience Program. The work was conducted over a period of 3 years as part of a multi-hazard risk assessment (MHRA) to identify immediate and long-term hazards, such as those associated with earthquakes, flooding and sea-level rise. As the port’s lead geotechnical engineer for future programme phases, Fugro will use the MHRA inputs to develop and design optimal retrofit solutions for the port’s ageing seawall.

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The “Garden of Eden” in Iraq internationally protected as Wetlands of International Importance

The Government of Iraq has recently designated Central Marshes and Hammar Marsh in the southern part of the country as Wetlands of International Importance (‘Ramsar Sites’) under the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands. These two marshes, together with the existing Hawizeh Marsh Ramsar Site, form the last remnants of the once extensive, lush and richly diverse Mesopotamian Marshlands in southern Iraq.

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Parsons’ Superstorm Sandy Repair and Rehabilitation Project for the Montague Tunnels wins ACEC National Honor Award

Parsons is pleased to announce that the Superstorm Sandy Repair and Rehabilitation project for the Montague Tunnels in New York City — designed by Parsons — recently earned an Engineering Excellence Honor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The annual Engineering Excellence Awards recognize the most exemplary engineering achievements from across the globe.

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