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The Ray: 18-mile Stretch of Road Is a Testbed for a "Regenerative Highway Ecosystem"

By Derek Markham
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What will the highways of the near future look like? This road project aims to create "a corridor that reconnects and restores us."

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What will the highways of the near future look like? This road project aims to create "a corridor that reconnects and restores us."

Expert Interview With Bob Daylor, Land Development Expert

Working with natural protections to protect Boston from sea level rise
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Bob Daylor is a civil engineer and senior consultant for land development and land tenure issues at Tetra Tech. He has 50 years’ experience in facility planning, design, and construction and specializes in master planning and permitting projects at the water’s edge and in or near ecologically-sensitive landscapes. He holds professional registrations in civil engineering and land surveying and has held several elected and appointed city and regional planning positions.

Expert Interview With Sam Huston, Water and Sanitation Expert

Mobilizing investment for water and sanitation services in the developing world
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Sam Huston is Chief of Party for Tetra Tech’s U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Water Supply, Sanitation, and Hygiene Financing (WASH-FIN) project, which focuses on closing financing gaps to achieve universal access to water and sanitation services. Sam has 15 years of experience working in the WASH sector, with expertise in infrastructure financing, utility reform, and water-related conflict issues in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, and the United States.

Infrastructure Opportunity on The Ray: Solar Noise Barriers

The Ray reveals comprehensive research on renewable energy producing noise barriers
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The Ray is proud to release groundbreaking research on solar noise barriers in conjunction with Innovia Technology, a UK based innovation consultancy. The Ray’s research was conducted in parallel with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center.

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The Ray is proud to release groundbreaking research on solar noise barriers in conjunction with Innovia Technology, a UK based innovation consultancy. The Ray’s research was conducted in parallel with the U.S. Department of Transportation Volpe Center.

Bechtel Build 100 Blog | Summary of the 2017 Bechtel Sustainability Report

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How we deliver projects for our customers matters just as much as what we deliver.

In this year’s sustainability report, we feature how we worked with customers to:

Chicago Area Reservoir to Save Estimated $114 Million in Flood and Pollution Reduction

Black & Veatch Designed-McCook Reservoir to Greatly Boost Flood Storage Capacity
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., December 15, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last week celebrated the completion of the first phase of the McCook Reservoir project, a key component of MWRD’s plan to reduce flood damage and sewer overflow pollution in the Chicago area.

WELL Story: Air at Haworth Kerry Center, Shanghai

by Alex Przybyla, Sustainability Manager, Haworth
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The air we breathe can have a profound effect on our health, wellness and productivity. Air pollution is a growing concern across the world, and as a result it is more important than ever to ensure that our indoor air quality is optimized to support human health.

Introducing WELL Coaching Contacts: Who We Are and How We Can Help You

by Madeleine Evans
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Do you feel like you’re hitting a roadblock in a project or you’re struggling with a step in the certification process? Meet your WELL coaching contact. We’re proud to announce that all WELL projects will now be paired with a WELL coaching contact from a member of IWBI’s Technical Solutions team. Your WELL coaching contact will be your point person to help you, as the WELL AP, navigate the certification process smoothly, overcome challenges, brainstorm solutions and inspire effective implementation of WELL.

Intelligent Traffic and High-Speed Systems: The Next Generation of Transportation

by Emma Kantrowitz
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Thanks to a host of recent technological developments, the transportation industry is once again on the edge of a major transformation. Of course, the industry is no stranger to change. It hasn’t even been two centuries since the automobile was created and yet we’re already seeing bounding leaps in technology, creating advances like electric vehicles, ride-sharing services, self-driving cars and more. Today, the advances only continue to evolve—with a few precautions.

More People, More Infrastructure: The Big City Challenge

by Daniel Rosen
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Global urban population growth is expected to skyrocket by 2050, at which point 70 percent of the world’s population will be living in cities. With this growth comes added strain to urban infrastructures, especially those in need of repair. 

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