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  • ARCADIS Honored Nationally for Award-Winning Projects in Louisiana

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the leading pure play global engineering and consultancy firm, announced today it received two honor awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) last night for its work on both the Seabrook Sector Gate Complex and St. Bernard-Chalmette Loop Levee Floodwall System. Bioengineering ARCADIS LLC, a small business venture established as a U.S. Small ...


    By Arcadis

  • New transparent offering for flood defences

     Drawing on the experience and the design of our already widely used glass flood defence system, the new sleeker product incorporates a slimmer frame design that maximises the view through the glass panels and provides flood protection up to 800mm in height and where the load criteria consideration is hydrostatic water head. This system has already been installed in mainland Europe and in ...


    By IBS Engineered Products Ltd

  • New Orleans Levees 1,000 Times Riskier Than Large Dams

    AUSTIN, Texas (ENS) - New Orleans residents' pre-Katrina risk from the levees that were supposed to protect them was 1,000-fold higher than considered minimally acceptable for a major U.S. dam, according to an expert engineering panel of the American Society of Civil Engineers, ASCE. Dr. Robert Gilbert, the risk expert on the ASCE panel and a civil engineering professor ...

  • Aqua Pennsylvania Chairman Unveils $20 Million of Improvements to Its Largest Water Treatment Facility

    Aqua Pennsylvania, Inc. (Aqua) Chairman Nick DeBenedictis will host state and local officials at the site of the company’s largest water treatment facility— Pickering serving customers in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties—to unveil nearly $20 million of improvements recently made to the facility located in Schuylkill Township, Chester County. The projects include a new ...


    By Aqua America, Inc

  • ABB Digitalizes Critical Substation in New York City to Improve Power Supply

    ABB has completed a major upgrade of a key substation in New York City, where several conventional pieces of power equipment have been replaced with digitally-enabled technology, in collaboration with leading energy utility Con Edison. The bulk power substation, among the largest of its kind in the US, supplies electricity to hundreds of thousands of customers in lower Manhattan. The area ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Flood Control America Celebrates and Supports NOAA´s Flood Safety Awareness Week

    “NOAA’s National Weather Service does so much to promote flood safety, and Flood Safety Awareness Week is a shining example of that,” said FCA spokesman Bryan Fryklund, CFM. “We’re promoting this week on social media and our flood control blog to try to help get the word out about the importance ...

  • ARCADIS Recognized by International Water Association for New Orleans Work

    ARCADIS (EURONEXT: ARCAD), the international design, consulting, engineering and management services company, was the inaugural recipient of the IWA Executive Director Prize for Impact at Scale award during the bi-annual Project Innovation Awards for their work on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System (HSDRRS). The ...


    By Arcadis

  • ARCADIS and Bioengineering Team Awarded $150 Million Contract for New Orleans Flood Protection

    METAIRIE, La. – January 4, 2007 – Bioengineering Group and ARCADIS (NASDAQ: ARCAF) announced today that their team has been awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide general design support services, multidisciplinary consultancy services and construction management services, primarily within the limits of the New Orleans District, by the New Orleans District of ...


    By Arcadis

  • Beyond NYC: Other places adapting to climate, too

    From Bangkok to Miami, cities and coastal areas across the globe are already building or planning defenses to protect millions of people and key infrastructure from more powerful storm surges and other effects of global warming. Some are planning cities that will simply adapt to more water. But climate-proofing a city or coastline is expensive, as shown by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's $20 ...


    By Associated Press

  • The gulf of Mexico oil spill: an accident waiting to happen

    It"s hard to believe now, as oil from the wrecked Deepwater Horizon well encroaches on the Louisiana marshes. But it was only six weeks ago that President Obama announced a major push to expand offshore oil and gas drilling. Obama"s commitment to lift a moratorium on offshore drilling reflected the widely-held belief that offshore oil operations, once perceived as dirty and dangerous, were now so ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • One Month Later, New Orleans Nearly Pumped Dry

    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, October 3, 2005 (ENS) - Pumps set up by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have been working 24/7 for weeks to remove the flood waters from New Orleans' streets left in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Now the job is close to completion. Before Hurricane Rita passed, the pumps had cleared most of the flood water from Hurricane Katrina and only 10 percent of ...

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