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Black & Veatch, Kansas to Test Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Under FAA Pilot Program

Study to Help Determine Potential For Broader Commercial Uses For Unmanned Aircraft
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. , July 11, 2018 /3BL Media/ – As unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) – commonly known as drones – become more vital for commercial use, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is weighing whether to free up more national airspace for them by relaxing restraints on their operation.  Such airspace rules changes could allow beyond-line-of-sight use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), and Black & Veatch is part of the team helping test the safety of that.

Randy Castro to Lead Black & Veatch Federal Business

Retired Major General brings decades of infrastructure, threat management experience to global government services group
Press Release

OVERLAND PARK, Kan., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Randy Castro, former Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency,Corps of Engineers leader and retired U.S. Army major general has been named President of Black & Veatch Special Projects Corp., the company’s Federal business.

An Inside Look at How and Why FedEx Works with Road Safety NGOs Around the World

Article

There are millions of charitable nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) around the world addressing untold numbers of critical issues that keep communities from flourishing. So, why did FedEx designate one of its five philanthropic focus areas to be centered on road safety?

According to the World Health Organization, more than 1.5 million people are killed on the world’s roads every year, and as many as another 50 million are injured. In addition to the heavy toll of human suffering, the cost of road traffic crashes may add up to as much as 3-5 percent of a country’s GDP.

Sustainability on the Move

Advancements in sustainability require advancements in how we move people and products.
Blog

In a recent blog post, I described how the design phase often determines the biggest sustainability impacts of infrastructure projects.

With transportation infrastructure in particular — whether for air, rail, road or sea — about to be radically transformed through technological advances, I foresee tremendous opportunity for sustainability.

Boeing's Environmental Priorities Driven by Decreasing Emissions, Increasing Efficiencies

2016 study points the way
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**This is the fifth article in a series focusing on The Boeing Company's environmental performance and progress in 2016. Visit www.boeing.com/environment for more information.**

In 2016, Boeing completed a comprehensive third-party review and assessment of the company’s most significant environmental priorities.

Dr. Harry Poulos of Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, Wins ASCE OPAL Award

Recognizing lifetime achievement in civil engineering and revolutionary geotechnical design methods
Article

On March 16, 2017, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) presented Dr. Harry Poulos of Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company, with the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award in Design during its annual Outstanding Projects and Leaders (OPAL) Gala in Arlington, Virginia. The award honors an outstanding civil engineering leader for lifetime accomplishments in innovation and excellence in civil engineering design.

The Trend Toward Car-Free Cities Is Picking Up Speed

By Adam Bonislawski
Blog

Blueprint | Play of the Land

When you think about it, car-free cities shouldn’t seem like such a radical idea. Cities, after all, have been around for thousands of years, while cars date back just a century or so.

And yet, the automobile has so worked itself into our way of life over that time, that doing without it seems all but unthinkable.

Tetra Tech Wins Climate Change Business Journal Project Merit Award for Resilient Infrastructure

Using green infrastructure to create a beautiful community space and more resilient stormwater management at Detroit’s Viola Liuzzo Park
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In January 2017, Climate Change Business Journal (CCBJ) recognized Tetra Tech’s green infrastructure work at Viola Liuzzo Park in Detroit, Michigan, as among the most outstanding projects of 2016. EBI Inc. will present Tetra Tech with a CCBJ Business Achievement Award for Project Merit in the Climate Change Resilient Infrastructure category at the Environmental Industry Summit XV in San Diego, California, on March 22, 2017.

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