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Settlement Reached Over Corroded NOLA Pumps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the joint venture who originally installed now-corroded pumps in New Orleans have reached a settlement with Louisiana after the state filed a lawsuit ove...


LA Sues Army Corps for Corroding Water Pumps

The state of Louisiana has filed a precautionary lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect it from costs incurred for repairs of corroding pumps in New Orleans’ hurricane l...


USACE 3D Prints Largest Soo Lock Component

The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it has finished installing the largest U.S. civil works infrastructure component produced by a 3D printer on the S...


Cape Cod Bridges to Be Owned by MassDOT

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey announced a new Memorandum of Understanding for two replacement bridges in Cape Cod, spanning over the Cape Cod Canal, to be fully owned by the...


Cape Cod Bridges Acquire Replacement Funds

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were recently awarded a $372 million grant to replace the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges over the Cape Cod Ca...


Army Corps Addresses Ike Dike Concerns

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ stormwater mitigation project to prevent flooding in cities connected to the Galveston Bay in Texas is reportedly facing inflation and material cos...


Organization Files Lawsuit Over CO Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reportedly facing a lawsuit aimed at preventing the construction of a new reservoir north of Fort Collins, Colorado, to help preserve the Cache la Poudre ...


MassDOT Requests Bridge Replacement Funding

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it has filed a joint application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a $1.06 billion grant to replace the Sagamore Bridge ...


Construction Begins for NJ Wind Farm

Danish energy developer Ørsted has announced that onshore construction for New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm has recently begun, as workers install copper and aluminum cables for the far...


Army Corps Opening Dam Safety Loan Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a new $7.5 billion credit assistance program for dam safety projects.


University to Build Autonomous Tech Center

The University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering is reportedly set to be the site of a new research and development center, dedicated to autonomous construction technologies.


Researchers Developing Tool for Dam Removal Costs

Scientists at Oregon State University have reportedly analyzed over 650 dam removal projects to develop a tool to better estimate the cost of future dam removals.


Senator Requests Cape Cod Bridge Information

U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) recently announced that she has sent letters to Cape Cod community stakeholders, seeking their input on how the aging Bourne and Sagamore Bridges are imp...


JV to Continue Soo Lock Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that construction on their New Lock at the Soo project remains on schedule, with completion dates estimated for 2024 and 2030 for phases 2 and ...


Surfside Collapse Investigation Enters New Phase

At the end of last month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology reported that it had finished moving evidence from the Champlain Towers South building collapse into a second war...


MS Dam Failure Deemed ‘Not Imminent’

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Vicksburg District has reportedly declared that the failure or breach at Arkabutla Dam in Mississippi is not imminent.


USACE Activates MS Dam Emergency Repairs

On Tuesday (May 9), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s Emergency Operations Center identified a potential breach at the Arkabutla Dam on the Coldwater River in Mississippi...


Army Corps Studying UHPC for Lock Wall Rehab

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking to adopt the use of pre-cast ultra-high performance concrete panels for lock wall rehabilitation projects, replacing traditional concrete.


Army Corps Extends Line 5 Permit Process

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that it will extend the federal permitting process for the Enbridge Line 5 tunnel project, delaying construction until at least 2026.


Work Begins for New Orleans Pump Repairs

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reportedly begun repair work on pumping stations in New Orleans after discovering corrosion on the systems earlier this year.


Army Corps Inspecting Corroded LA Flood Pumps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has reportedly discovered severe corrosion to a pump in the New Orleans flood protection system, just months away from hurricane season.


USACE Funds $190M WV Flood Control Project

Late last month, U.S. senators from West Virginia announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is sending $190.7 million in funding to the Lower Mud River Flood Risk Management Project in...


Army Corps Schedules CA Dam Spillway Repairs

According to reports, a design flaw in the Folsom Dam spillway in California has left the structure at risk for corrosion due to cracks in the coating, leading to a $16 million repair projec...


University Researching 3D-Printed Concrete Projects

A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology is reportedly working to make the 3D printing of concrete faster, stronger and more resilient for the U.S. Army Corps o...


Army Corps Releases 2023 Cat, Infrastructure Calendar

The Portland District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently unveiled a calendar for this year—featuring furry felines photoshopped into infrastructure projects across the country.


ERDC Establishes New Coatings Testing Facilities

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center announced earlier this week that its Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory has created three new testing facilities to test ...


Biden Signs Water Resources Development Act

Last month, President Joe Biden signed the $37.8 billion Water Resources Development Act of 2022 legislation, paving the way for federal funding for 30 new or modified water infrastructure p...


$3.2M Grant Awarded for 3D Printing Concrete Research

Florida International University recently received a $3.2 million grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to research the 3D printing of Ultra-High Performance Concrete (UHPC).


House Passes Water Resources Act Agreement

Last week, lawmakers reportedly reached a bipartisan agreement on the more than $37 billion Water Resources Development Act of 2022.


Prep Work Begins for New Soo Lock Phase 3

Earlier this month, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has kicked off construction for Phase 3 of the New Lock at the Soo in Michigan.


University Awarded for Rapid Bridge Construction Design

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awarded $500,000 to the University of Arkansas to design rapidly constructible bridges.


USACE Seeking Firm for Lock and Dam Project

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Louis District, is seeking a firm to perform rehabilitation of two tainter gates and a monorail crane bridge at the Jerry F. Costello Lock and Dam locat...


New Soo Lock Phase 1 Substantially Completed

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that the new lock at the Soo in Michigan has substantially completed its first phase of construction.


EPA Updates NJ Superfund Site Cleanup Plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed an update to its original cleanup plan for the Cosden Chemical Coatings Corporation Superfund site in Beverly, New Jersey.


USACE Protects, Modernizes US Infrastructure

At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Paint Technology Center of Expertise (PTCx), coatings experts reportedly have an extensive array of laboratory equipment and instrumentation to conduct r...


Army Corps Seeking Bids for VA Bridge Repaint

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, requires a contract to clean and repaint girders and support members on the John H. Kerr Spillway Bridge located in Boydton, Virginia.


Contract Awarded for New Soo Lock Construction

Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has awarded the $1.068 billion contract to construct the new lock for the Soo in Michigan, which is expected to begin this summe...


Rising Costs Affecting MA Infrastructure Projects

Several public projects in New England are experiencing cost increases due to inflation, with some projects doubling or tripling in cost compared to original estimates.


Soo Locks Project Cost Estimates Skyrocket

New estimates for the Soo Locks project in Michigan were released at the end of last month, revealing the project could cost double or triple the original estimated cost.


Army Corps Validates New Concrete Repair Material

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced earlier this month that it has validated a South Korean concrete repair product as part of the U.S. Office of Under Secretary of Defense’s Foreign ...


Army Corps Awards $3M Concrete Research Grant

The University of Arkansas announced earlier this month that it has been awarded a $3 million research grant from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to investigate solutions to military infras...


$2.7B Port Infrastructure Funding Announced

Late last month, the Biden-Harris Administration announced that it will be investing more than $2.7 billion in funding to 300 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects across the country, focuse...


Mississippi River Channel Entering Final Phase

According to reports, the project to deepen the Mississippi River Ship Channel has hit a milestone as ships have started travelling through the channel with the newly dredged 48-foot draft s...


Port Arthur Project Enters Construction Phase

Officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have recently announced that part of the $300 million project to raise the levee around Port Arthur in Texas has entered the construction phas...


$479M Funding Awarded for Soo Lock Project

The nearly $1.5 billion Soo Locks project has been fully funded thanks to additional funding from the bipartisan infrastructure bill, using $479 million of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ ...


JV Selected for $969M US Military Hospital

A $969 million contract was recently awarded to Züblin and Gilbane Joint Venture for the construction of a new military hospital at the Rhine Ordnance Barracks in Kaiserslautern, Germany.


NY Gateway Tunnel Receives Final Permit

At the beginning of the month, officials for the Gateway Development Commission announced that the final permit for the Hudson Tunnel Project has been obtained.


Soo Lock Construction on Target for 2030 Completion

Officials announced last month that the nearly $1.5 billion Soo Locks project is on track to reach completion by 2030.


Army Corps Releases $29B Ike Dike Study

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently submitted its final feasibility report and final environmental impact statement for the Coastal Texas Protection and Restoration Study to the Ch...


Army Engineers Develop Ice Adhesion Patent

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently applied for a patent on an ice adhesion testing device.


$840M Contract Awarded for KY Hospital Project

Officials with Louisville, Kentucky’s new Department of Veterans Affairs hospital recently confirmed that an $840 million contract has been awarded to Walsh-Turner Joint Venture II to build ...


Federal Budget Outlines $480M for Soo Lock

While the 2022 federal budget has a long path ahead before final approvals, President Joe Biden’s plan proposes $480 million in federal funding for the construction of Michigan’s Soo Locks.


Unspent Border Funds Will Go to Military

The Pentagon has recently announced that all border wall construction projects funded with money intended for military projects such as schools and training facilities, among others, would b...


Environmentalists Threaten Suit Over Waterway Permits

At the beginning of the month, a coalition of environmental groups alerted the Biden administration that they would file suit if the Army Corps of Engineers failed to reconsider Trump-era pe...


Work Continues During Dakota Pipeline Review

Last week, a federal appeals court upheld United States District Judge James Boasberg’s order for a full environmental impact review of the Dakota Access Pipeline.


House Passes $9.9B Water Legislation

Last week, the United States House of Representatives passed the Water Resources Development Act of 2020, authorizing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Civil Works mission areas for the next...


NY Announces $336M Flood Risk Protection

Eight years after Hurricane Sandy battered waterfront communities in the Rockaways and across New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced late last month that constru...


TX ‘Ike Dike’ Unveils Updated Plans

Announced at the end of October, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and the Texas General Land Office released a second draft of its envisioned multi-billion-dollar coastal storm barr...


Spellmon Confirmed as Next USACE Chief

Maj. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon was confirmed by the Senate earlier this week as the United States Army’s 55th Chief of Engineers. Spellmon, whose lieutenant position was also confirmed, was nom...


$618M AK Port Approved by Corps

At the beginning of the month, United States Army Corps of Engineers commander Lt. Gen. Todd T. Semonite approved a $618 million plan to expand the Port of Nome in Nome, Alaska.


Corps Seeks to Deepen New Orleans Port

According to reports, the Army Corps of Engineers and the Port of New Orleans intend to modify the Mississippi River Ship Channel navigation through deepening channel approaches and other as...


Fisher Awarded $1.28B Border Wall Contract

At the beginning of the month, the United States Army Corps of Engineers awarded a $1.28 billion U.S.-Mexico border wall project in Southern Arizona to Fisher Sand and Gravel Company.


Judge Requires More Review for Pipelines

Earlier this month, Montana federal Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Morris announced that he was upholding a previous April ruling, which cancels an environmental permit for the Keystone XL ...


Enbridge Pipeline Moves to Public Comment

Starting last Friday (May 15), the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Detroit district office announced it would begin accepting public comments on Enbridge’s proposal to build an oil pipeline tun...


Soo Lock Construction Kicks Off

Earlier this week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officially kicked off construction efforts at the $922 million Soo Lock project in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan.


Army Corps Signs Off on Tulsa Levee Project

Announced at the end of last month, Army Corps of Engineers Lt. General Todd Semonite signed his “Chiefs Report,” giving the go-ahead to the Corps to begin working on the preconstruction eng...


SC Considering $1.75B Seawall

The United States Army Corps of Engineers has recently announced the preliminary proposal of a $1.75 billion seawall around the lower Charleston Peninsula in South Carolina.


Miami COVID-19 Hospital Conversion Completed

Last week, a temporary hospital built inside the Miami Beach Convention Center reportedly reached completion early—commencing work on April 20—just days before its target opening.


Senators Propose $19.5B Water Infrastructure Bill

Last week, two lawmakers on the Senate Environmental and Public Works (EPW) Committee released two pieces of draft legislation that would authorize the investment of $19.5 billion in the nat...


$569M Awarded for Border Wall Construction

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers South Pacific Border District has recently announced the award of a $569 million contract modification to BFBC LLC, a subsidiary of Barnard Construction (Boz...


FL Water Management Approves Reservoir Contract

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) board recently approved a contract for the construction of the Everglades Agricultural Area Reservoir Project.


Review Ordered for Dakota Access Pipeline

Last week, a federal judge ordered the United States Army Corps of Engineers to perform a new, full environmental review on the Dakota Access pipeline.


Army Corps Begins Work on Temporary Hospitals

Within the past week, multiple state governors have been in talks with the Army Corps of Engineers for plans on site for temporary hospitals to combat capacity issues resulting from the COVI...


Multiple Regulations Waived for Border Wall

On Thursday (Feb. 20), a waiver made by the Department of Homeland Security's Acting Director Chad Wolf went into effect, surrendering certain procurement laws as to expedite construction on...


Soo Lock Construction to Begin Spring 2020

In following the award of an almost $53 million contract with Trade West Construction Inc. (Mesquite, Nevada), the Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has announced that wor...


CA Dam to Receive Safety Upgrades

In an effort to increase flood protection, last week crews began work on what will be a five-year endeavor to raise the Folsom Dam and surrounding earth wing dams and dikes by 3.5 feet in Sa...


Opponents Sue Kinder Morgan Over Pipeline

At the beginning of this month, construction on the western phase of the Permian Highway Pipeline in Texas restarted after over a year of negotiations and legal issues.


Report: MS Dam Likely to Fail

In Starkville, Mississippi, county officials recently urged residents in the area to evacuate as a precaution for the possible failure of the Oktibbeha County Lake dam.


VDOT Causes 25K Birds to Lose Nesting Site

Last month, crews from the Virginia Department of Transportation completed pavement work at the nearly $4 billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel project, resulting in the loss of a 40-year-old ...


Additional Soo Locks Funding Approved

Further construction on the Soo Locks, located in Sault St. Marie, Michigan, was recently made possible when, late last month, President Donald J. Trump approved $75.3 million in funding for...


Cape Cod Bridges Dubbed 'Obsolete'

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced earlier this month that two “functionally obsolete” Cape Cod, Massachusetts, bridges needed to be replaced.


Marines Conduct New 3D-Printing Exercise

At the beginning of the week (Aug. 26), the United States Marine Corps announced a successful, first-known 3D concrete printing operation involving a three-inch print nozzle and new continuo...


Cranes to Increase Concrete Capacity at TN Dam

This summer AECOM Construction Services will be installing three tower cranes for the Chickamauga Navigation Lock project taking place at the Chickamauga Dam in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


Construction on Soo Locks to Begin

Toward the end of March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held an open house in Detroit to update their current and upcoming projects, including the Soo Lock project’s construction status.


Army Corps Awards $712M Design-Build Contract

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Kansas City District has recently awarded a $712 million design-build contract for its new Next National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency West headquarters.


Fourth Phase of Work on WV Dam Complete

The fourth phase of work on a nearly 70-year-old dam near Hinton, West Virginia, is now complete, marking the installation of 278 high-strength steel anchors that serve to better tie the dam...


'Ike Dike' Proposal Raises Concerns

Rice University researchers recently voiced concerns over plans for the $31 billion, 70-mile-long Ike Dike project, citing worry over the completeness of the study used by the U.S. Army Corp...


$31B TX 'Ike Dike' Gets Tentative Nod

After a three-year study into ways to protect Texas’ coast from hurricanes and other similar storm surges, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced Friday (Oct. 26) that the 70-mile-long c...


Army Corps Proposes $20B Floodwall for NYC

In a bid to protect New York City’s waterfront from another storm like Hurricane Sandy, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers presented several options for a $20 billion barrier that would stretc...


Port Arthur Floodwall Requires Repairs

Officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Texas’ Jefferson County Drainage District 7 are working to repair a damaged floodwall that could leave the city of Port Arthur vulnerable ...


LA Demands Floodwall Corrosion Study

Floodwalls built to protect Louisiana’s St. Bernard Parish after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina may be at risk of failing, and state officials are blaming the corrosion of steel piles ...


Army Corps Gives Dakota Access Green Light

The Army Corps of Engineers announced Tuesday (Feb. 7) that it would approve an easement that will allow the completion of the Dakota Access Pipeline, a 1,172-mile underground pipeline that ...


Senate Passes Bill to Fund Flint Fixes

A $9 billion water infrastructure bill passed the U.S. Senate late last week, with hundreds of millions allocated for improvements to systems in Flint, MI, and other cities with potentially ...


Public, Private Groups Focus on Resilience

The White House this week announced new public and private measures to boost community resilience at its Conference on Resilient Building Codes.


OSHA Issues Army Corps Citations

A federal agency is facing charges of serious and repeat safety violations that would cost a private sector employer $124,020 in penalties.


Shore Study Reveals Opportunity for Growth

Contractors and manufacturers should see an opportunity to grow and be innovative following a recent study on shoreline hardening, its author says.


Shore Hardening Study: An Opportunity?

Researchers who have been studying shoreline degradation in the U.S. said they hope engineers, contractors and ecologists can work together to create more natural seashore solutions as coast...


DoD Offers Free SSPC, NACE Training

SSPC and NACE will provide free courses in corrosion prevention and mitigation this year to Department of Defense personnel, thanks to funding from DoD's corrosion office.


USACE Agrees to Reveal Dam Pollution

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will start disclosing how much oil pollution its largest dams in Oregon and Washington send into waterways—information it has never been forced to give up.


USACE Seeks Bids for $10M Dam Painting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking contractors to clean and paint tainter gates at the Bull Shoals Dam Powerhouse on the White River in Baxter County, AR.


Aegion, PPG Land DOD Contracts

Corrpro Companies and PPG Industries have both just inked major corrosion-protection and coatings contracts with two branches of the Department of Defense.


Feds to Move Offices into 1WTC

Three federal agencies are planning for a 2015 move into the new One World Trade Center, according to the General Services Administration.


3d DOD Audit Rips USACE on Afghan Work

For the third time in 18 months, the Department of Defense is reporting serious lapses in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' oversight of multimillion-dollar construction projects in Afghanis...


Corps of Engineers Hit on $37M Base

Lack of supervision and quality assurance by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has yielded $37.6 million in military construction projects in Afghanistan that do not meet federal standards, D...


U.S. Remapping Storm-Battered Coast

The deadly force of Hurricane Sandy so ravaged the U.S. East Coast in 2012 that much of the region's coastline and coastal waters now need to be remapped from scratch, the federal government...


Sandy Sparks Remap of U.S. East Coast

The $50 billion in wreckage wrought last year by Hurricane Sandy has literally reshaped parts of the U.S. East Coast, prompting the federal government to remap vast sections of coastlines an...


Small Businesses Sought for Dam Bids

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is seeking small business set-aside contractors for a painting project at Carlyle Lake Dam in Clinton County, IL.


EPA Fines Port, Contractors $500K

The Port of Tacoma and two of its contractors have agreed to pay a $500,000 penalty for alleged violations of the Clean Water Act that damaged Puget Sound wetlands, the U.S. Environmental Pr...


Judge Rips USACE over Katrina Failures

The many victims of New Orleans’ “tragically flawed” levees cannot prove that the Army Corps of Engineers caused the system’s failure during Hurricane Katrina—but even “if the levee was desi...


$1.6M Brings Hoppy Ending to Frog Flap

A frog-phobic road contractor near Buffalo, NY, has been awarded more than $1.6 million after a local developer flooded his 37-acre spread into an amphibian homeland.


Frog-Phobic Man Wins $1.6M for Runoff

A New York State contractor with a lifelong fear of frogs has been awarded $1.6 million after a developer's runoff turned his property into a 37-acre marsh that drew a 13-year infestation of...


2 Indicted in Ft. Dix Scheme

Two construction managers are each facing up to 55 years behind bars and $750,000 in fines in an alleged scheme involving kickbacks and violence during a reconstruction project at Fort Dix i...


 
 
   

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