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Paine Field, Snohomish County Airport Wins NCPPP Innovation Project Award

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships’ (NCPPP) named Paine Field, Snohomish County Airport the recipient of the 2019 Innovation Project Award. Paine Field is the first privately funded, built and operated passenger terminal in the U.S. as a result of a uniquely structured public-private partnership (P3).

Designs by Trailblazing African-American Architect Paul Revere Williams Resurrected

Two buildings designed by critically acclaimed African-American architect Paul Revere Williams, FAIA, are under renovation at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  Williams overcame racial biases during an era of profound social inequality and gained notoriety for designing celebrity homes in Southern California and spearheading several landmark projects. 

The Oso (SR 530) Landslide in Washington — Five Years Later

The Oso landslide, also known as the SR 530 landslide, occurred in northwest Washington state on March 22, 2014, leading to devastating loss of life and destruction of property. Oso was emblematic of a worst-case landslide scenario. As such, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have identified it as a key geological-hydrological event that can help explain and inform our understanding of the potential effects of landslides in other settings.

Colorado HPTE Celebrates 10 Years of Mobility Improvements

The Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) celebrates its 10th year of progress in accelerating mobility for the state. HPTE pursues delivery options to accelerate construction schedules, increase scope of projects and reduce risk for taxpayers.

Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on Katella Office Campus Renovation

Ware Malcomb announced that construction is complete on the exterior renovation of Katella Office Campus in Los Alamitos, Calif. Ware Malcomb designed the new exterior architecture of the front entry locations of both buildings using new aluminum composite metal panels and glazing.

Jacobs Designs Resilient Solution for Flood Ravaged Mountain Corridor

Floods across the Front Range in the fall of 2013 caused widespread damage to critical infrastructure. In the Big Thompson River canyon, floods destroyed more than 10 miles of the US 34 roadway embankment. The Colorado Department of Transportation committed to completing emergency, temporary repairs, followed by a flexible and resilient permanent solution — for which they engaged Jacobs.

BuroHappold Event Seeks to Make a ‘Collective Impact’

Now in its third year, BuroHappold’s “Collective Impact” speaker series invites experts and concerned citizens to the firm’s L.A. office, where they speak to attendees about their work to advance sustainability initiatives.

Fluor Breaks Ground on LAX Automated People Mover

Fluor Corporation announced that its LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team broke ground on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports. Fluor and its partners are set to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the $4.9 billion project over the next 30 years.

Coastal Modeling Helps Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast.
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