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Ameren Successfully Completes Industry-leading 60-mile Drone Flight Over Transmission Lines, Paving the Way for Safe, Efficient Aerial Infrastructure Inspections

Ameren, Black & Veatch, Collins Aerospace team passes key milestone for maturing UAS inspection technology
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NEWTON, Ill., December 3, 2018 /3BL Media/ – With thousands of miles of high-voltage lines, Ameren Corp. wanted a better and safer way to monitor its assets spread over rural territories beyond manual or helicopter inspections. The St. Louis-based energy company worked with Black & Veatch and Collins Aerospace to identify a solution: Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) drone flights. The team now has proven they can inspect more miles of transmission lines faster and safer than ever envisioned.

Practitioner Spotlight--Todd Gift

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Antea Group highlights Todd Gift, its environmental remediation consultant based in Austin, TX. Todd is most interested in the sustainability aspects of environmental liability management. He operates a non-profit that raises goats, and talks about the time he slept in his truck as a freshman.

Read more about Todd here.

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PT Freeport Indonesia, a Freeport-McMoRan Company, Receives Top Corporate Social Responsibility Awards

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December 14, 2018 - Business News Indonesia magazine recently presented PT Freeport Indonesia (PTFI) with three corporate responsibility awards for 2018. The three awards are:

Atonix DigitalTM Launches New Asset and Data Management Software Lineup

ASSET360® portfolio optimizes infrastructure from planning and building through operations
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan., October 25, 2018 /3BL Media/ – The role of data analytics is evolving. No longer just a way to measure and inform plant operators about established systems, data is now an end-to-end solution – guiding an organization across the entire infrastructure and asset lifecycle: Planning. Building. Operating.

The Future of Energy Is Decentralized

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By David Breecker, Founder and Managing Director, Microgrid Systems Laboratory 

Decentralization is a Dominant Trend

New California Dam Built With Black & Veatch’s Management Help Reaches Key Milestone

Replacement dam supplants earthen one long considered seismically unsafe near San Francisco, ensuring reliability of region’s water supply
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SUNOL, Calif., September 26, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Seventeen years after being deemed seismically vulnerable and having its capacity restricted, a San Francisco-area dam and reservoir near an active fault line soon will be at full volume, thanks to a new dam that ensures a reliable water supply to millions of residents.

How Rising Temps in DFW Lead to a Data-Driven Solution

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Listening closely to our clients. Digging deeper to understand their goals and challenges. Collaborating with them on innovative solutions. These are critical to our business success – and guide our approach to community relationships.

When our partners at Texas Trees Foundation told us about rising temperatures in Dallas – and the associated effects on public health, infrastructure and the local economy – we listened. Then we funded a comprehensive urban heat island study to learn more.

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
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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
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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

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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.

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