Parks, Schools, Hospitals, Civic Buildings

Putting the Public First in Public-Private Partnerships

American Prospect » When the public sector fails to transfer enough risk to private entities or fails in its own oversight obligations, a P3 can suck government – and taxpayers — into a fiasco that costs far more than if the project was delivered through traditional means.

How Hackers Could Cause Chaos on America’s Roads and Railways

The Pew Charitable Trusts » Many state and local government officials are only now waking up to the threat from cyberattackers and realizing they need to beef up their defenses.

2018-04-25T15:46:55+00:00April 24th, 2018|Rail, Roads, U.S. News, Urban|

Pricey retrofit proposed for sinking Millennium Tower in SF

San Francisco Chronicle » Engineers have proposed an unconventional solution to the Millennium Tower’s tilting troubles: drilling piles down to bedrock to stabilize one side of the 58-story condo high-rise and then letting the other side continue to sink until the building straightens itself. But it won’t come cheap.

2018-04-16T14:42:27+00:00April 14th, 2018|California, Urban|

For NTSB investigators piecing together FIU bridge collapse, ‘evidence tells the story’

Miami Herald » Investigators have preserved large sections of the bridge, storing them in a Florida Department of Transportation warehouse. They’ve also sent core samples of concrete pulled from the debris for testing and plan to examine tensioning cables, which were being adjusted by a worker when the bridge fell.

2018-04-16T15:47:34+00:00April 13th, 2018|Design-Build, Florida, Pedestrian Bridge|

Feds award $212 million to help California recover from 2017 wildfires

The Press Democrat » California’s long-term recovery from last year’s devastating wildfires is getting a $212 million boost from the federal government, housing officials announced Tuesday. The grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will help disaster-affected counties in the state rebuild homes, businesses and infrastructure.

2018-04-18T09:09:44+00:00April 10th, 2018|California, Federal Programs, Trump & Infrastructure, Urban|
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