Top Perry aide: Inaction on coal, nuclear plan endangers power grid

Houston Chronicle » A top official with the Department of Energy urged the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Tuesday to approve Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to protect coal and nuclear plants,  saying there was “broad consensus FERC must act.”

2017-12-01T12:25:03+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Non-Renewable Sources, Texas|

Texas-size $61 billion Harvey plan includes ‘Ike Dike,’ new reservoirs, buyouts

Houston Chronicle » Damage from Hurricane Harvey in Texas is estimated at $180 billion, and officials unveiled a $61 billion plan to rebuild and protect the region. Some of the money will be used to buy out projects located in the flood plain and construct three “coastal spines,” but getting federal funding could be a challenge.

2017-11-06T12:04:06+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Texas, Urban, Wastewater, Water|

VIDEO: $802.9M bridge being built out of precast elements

Corpus Christie Caller-Times » The Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christie will use a segment design using 2,600 concrete pieces made and inspected in molds near the site and then put together like a giant Lego project.

2017-10-10T08:02:34+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Bridges, Public-Private Partnerships, Texas, Videos|

Hurricanes Propel Forward Thinking on Risk, Resilience

Engineering News-Record » Following the devastating hurricanes that hit two of the Gulf Coast region’s most-developed regions, policymakers and their construction industry experts are weighing the longer-term implications of the damage in Houston – and whether resiliency can be built quickly into coastal redevelopment.

2017-09-22T00:39:50+00:00 September 22nd, 2017|Caribbean, Florida, Puerto Rico, Roads, Texas, Urban, Water|
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