TWiCE - This Week in Civil Engineering

TWiCE - This Week in Civil Engineering

TWiCE 03: This Week in Civil Engineering – US DOT Awards $1B of BUILD Grants

September 24, 2020

Welcome to This Week in Civil Engineering (TWiCE), the first weekly audio and video podcast covering weekly news stories and events related to civil engineering and its sub-disciplines. In this week's episode, we provide you with the latest news in the Civil Engineering industry including covering how the U.S. Dept. of Transportation awarded $1 billion to BUILD (Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development) grants for the improvements to highways, bridges, transit systems and other types of infrastructure.
Breaking News in Civil Engineering:

US DOT Awards $1B in Latest Round of BUILD Grants
From: From: Tom Ichniowski |
Why Specifications and Codes Are The Key to More Concrete Innovation?
From: Matthew Jetmore |

National News in Civil Engineering:

Congressional Transportation Leaders Back One-Year Extension of FAST Act
From: Eugene Mulero |
New Oregon Inlet bridge to get ‘behavior’ test with billions of laser points
From: Jeff Hampton| The Virginian-Pilot

International News in Civil Engineering:

Network Rail to design and build composite footbridges|
From: Rob Horgan |
The opening of the Rohtang tunnel, completed at a cost of about 3,200 crore Indian rupees, is crucial at a time when there are border issues with China in Ladakh
From: Suresh Sharma and Himanshi Dhawan |
Japan’s tallest skyscraper, named ‘Torch Tower’, to be built in Tokyo
From: Kyodo |

Infrastructure Stories:

Hurricane Sally: Pensacola Bay Bridge may be out of commission a month or more
From: Kevin Robinson |
Road Runner: Crucial hurdle cleared for $1.2 billion project improving I-10, Barraza-Aviation
From Shaq Davis |

Career Inspiration of the Week:
Never lose focus in meetings because you never know when you are going to be asked a question on the spot. I recommend that all engineers, no matter how junior or senior you are follow this philosophy as it will positively influence your engineering career.
Quote of the Week:
"Obstacles are what you see when you take your eye off the goal." ~ Henry Ford
About the Host:

Geoff Smith, PE, LEED AP  joined Silman in 2004. As an Associate co-managing a studio, he oversees renovations, adaptive reuse, and new construction projects for building types including sports facilities, single- and multi-family private residences, K-12 and higher education facilities, museums, and places of worship.

Notable projects that Geoff has been involved with include the multi-phase implementation of the Brooklyn Museum’s master plan, the redevelopment of Kearny Point in Kearny, NJ, the major renovation of the Edward Durell Stone building on Columbus Circle to create a dynamic new home for the Museum of Arts and Design, the renovation of Cheel Arena at Clarkson University, and the renovation of Appleton Arena at St. Lawrence University. His work also includes the award-winning renovation and restoration of the Yale University Art Gallery’s Swartout and Street Halls, completed in 1928 and 1864, respectively.

Since 2010, Geoff has served as Commissioner for the Bayonne Historic Preservation Committee in Bayonne, NJ. He is also an active member of BIMForum. You can connect with Geoff here.

This Week in Civil Engineering is published by the Engineering Management Institute and is part of EMI’s Civil Engineering Media & Entertainment Network.

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To your success,

Anthony Fasano, P.E., LEED AP
Engineering Management Institute
Author of Engineer Your Own Success