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Port Houston undergoes Modernization with help from Engineering Firm, Hatch

Port of Houston Authority (PHA) continues to upgrade and modernize elements of its Barbours Cut Container Terminal—one of two major container terminals that they operate—to accommodate a forecasted double-digit growth. PHA oversees 25 miles of terminals along the 52-mile-long ship channel the busiest port in the US in terms of foreign tonnage, second-busiest in overall tonnage, and sixteenth-busiest in the world. PHA has called upon Hatch, an engineering and consultancy firm with more than two decades of experience at Port Houston, to plan and execute upgrades to the in-bound truck check-in gate and security gates, which are nearing their functional capacity. By expanding, relocating, and modernizing the gates and components, the terminal will have a throughput of 2.5 million TEUs, twice that of the existing in-bound gate system.

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Groundbreaking of Historic Long Island Rail Road Third Track

  • $2.6 Billion Expansion Includes 50 Projects to Modernize 9.8 Miles of the Congested LIRR Main Line Between Floral Park and Hicksville
  • Expansion Includes New and Renovated Bridges, Elimination of Grade Crossings, New Power Substations, Additional Parking, Renovated Stations, Modern Track and Signal Infrastructure
  • Part of Governor's Overall $6 Billion Investment in 100 LIRR Projects to Transform Region's Commuter Rail Service and Bolster Economic Growth
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PhD Candidate makes Waves at international Engineering Conference

“I began my research after questioning how, despite advances in concrete research, little has changed over the last years around the way we design and build our infrastructure”, Ioanna said. “Developments in nanomaterials and nanotechnology create many opportunities for developing truly biomimetic infrastructure with self-diagnosing and healing capabilities.”

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Parsons joins Los Angeles Mayor on Trade Mission to Asia

Virginia Grebbien, Parsons Corporate Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, joins Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, City Council Members as well as business and civic leaders this week on a trade mission to Asia. Ms. Grebbien joins the delegation for meetings in Vietnam and Hong Kong.

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Salini Impregilo receives ENR Awards for Sydney and Washington, D.C., Projects

Salini Impregilo has won awards for two projects it has recently completed – the Skytrain Bridge for the Sydney Metro Northwest in Australia and the Anacostia River Tunnel in Washington, D.C., United States. The Group received the recognition from the leading U.S. construction magazine the Engineering News-Record (ENR) which publishes on a yearly basis its rankings for large international construction companies. Salini Impregilo is the only company to have won two awards in the sixth edition of ENR's Global Best Projects.

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Endomines’ Friday Mine Project in Idaho, USA, reaching anticipated Milestones

Endomines reports good progress on construction and commissioning activities at its Friday mine project in Idaho, USA. The project continues to advance in line with the original expectations regarding both timetable and budget and has reached several development milestones in accordance with the project plan. The announced target timetable is to start up the mine within a year from the acquisition, i.e. by the end of February 2019, and the project budget is USD 7.7million.

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