Environmental

Between ever-changing EPA regulations and innovative green construction methods and materials, keeping up-to-date on the industry's latest sustainability breakthroughs is a key part of the future of construction.



WSDOT Awards Granite $24M Design-Build Contract

Granite Construction has been awarded a $24 million design-build contract for the Interstate 5 (I-5) and State Route 11 Padden Creek — Fish Passage project in Bellingham, Wash., by the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)....


Gulf Restoration Project Due to Begin in Barataria Bay

Nearly 11 years after the Deepwater Horizon Oil Rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is preparing to bid out the marsh restoration project on Barataria Bay, La....


SGTM Goes Well Beyond Providing Tree Waste Solutions

Tony Raynor is very effusive about his company's versatility and, as he likes to say, the "depth" of its subsidiaries. Tony Raynor is CEO of Sustainability Green Team (SGTM), Astatula, Fla. There is no denying that Raynor is spot-on with his assessment....


President Biden Pushes Major Expansion for Offshore Wind Energy

As the White House slows down fossil fuel development on public lands and offshore, it's ramping up renewable energy with a push to jump-start the offshore wind energy business. On March 29 President Biden made that announcement as part of his administration's effort to fulfill the ambitious climate plan he campaigned on, including making the nation's electricity sector carbon neutral by 2035....


After Delays, Restoration to Resume on Maryland's Tred Avon Oyster Reefs

Work is set to resume by early April on the protracted restoration of oyster reefs in Maryland's Tred Avon River. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)'s Baltimore District announced that it has awarded a $3.8 million contract to a Florida company to construct 34 acres of reefs in the river....


Crews Move Five Million Cu. Yds. of Soil for Wildlife Project

A fleet of bulldozers and other heavy equipment began the enormous task of moving roughly 5 million cu. yds. of soil around a 4,110-acre area of dry lakebed at the southern end of the Salton Sea as part of the Species Conservation Habitat Project....


EGLE Approves Permits for Mackinac Straits Tunnel

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) announced Jan. 29 that it has approved Enbridge Energy's application for certain permits required to build a utility tunnel under the Straits of Mackinac....


Young Expert Leads N.C. Stream Restoration Construction

The practice of engineering stream and wetland restoration has been in use for thousands of years — ever since humans first realized they needed to keep their waterways healthy to drink and safe to travel upon....


Hydroelectric Dam on Ohio River to Power Pa. County's Operations

A hydropower plant planned along the Ohio River will supply electricity for county-run buildings over the next few decades, Allegheny County, Pa., Executive Rich Fitzgerald said Jan. 27, promoting the move as a landmark environmental commitment....


New Highway to Be Built Through Red Cliffs Area

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) The Utah Division of Transportation and Washington County received approval to build a four-lane highway that would pass through the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area, a protected Mojave desert tortoise habitat in southern Utah....







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