Posts tagged with "infrastructure"
Technology is evolving rapidly, and will have profound effects on our transportation options, networks, and spending habits within the next few decades. Public officials need to start preparing today for an inevitable, vastly different infrastructure future due to a variety of technologies that are emerging and changing the ways we plan and develop our future roads, parking, transportation networks, and Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS).
The infrastructure that utilities build and maintain can run the spectrum from convenience for the utility’s customers to critical infrastructure (both for customers and national grids.) The potential damage to the many components of that infrastructure can come from different sources with varying intent.
Resilience can be defined as the ability to recover quickly from setbacks. In communities around the country, civil infrastructure projects provide an assortment of challenges to address their community’s needs. Efficiently-operating civil infrastructure is an essential component of a resilient, livable community. The highways, bridges, and wastewater treatment plants we build today have design lives
This quarter, HR Green is focusing on the concept of resilience and how municipalities recover from or adjust easily to misfortune or change. Communities are much better positioned to deal with disasters, retain a healthy position and regain normalcy when properly prepared. There are few natural disasters more devastating than flooding. Water, a vital life-force,
The Town of Buena Vista, Colorado has selected HR Green, Inc. (HR Green) to assist with the development of a Broadband Assessment and Feasibility Study. The study will provide an analysis of the Town’s current and future broadband needs and will propose alternatives that the Town can undertake to address their needs now and in the future.
HR Green is providing comprehensive building and safety (building, plan check and inspection), engineering (traffic and civil) and public works (inspection, stormwater, plan review and capital project administration) services for the City of Palos Verdes, California.
HR Green Selected to Study, Design and Implement O’Fallon, Missouri’s 2016 Storm Water Improvement Projects
HR Green has been selected to study, design and implement five projects as part of the City of O’Fallon, Missouri’s 2016 Storm Water Improvement Projects.
Hinsdale, IL and HR Green win 2014 APWA Sustainability Practices and ACEC Special Achievement Awards
The Woodlands – Green Initiative Infrastructure Improvements – Phase I, was awarded the 2014 APWA Sustainability Practices Award by the Suburban Branch and the Chicago Metro Chapter.
The challenges to transportation project designers are more difficult today than ever. Right-of-way (ROW), easements, utility adjustments, and the ability to efficiently stage construction while safely maintaining traffic are critical factors to keep projects on track, especially in constrained urban settings. Add to the mix are a broad range of regulatory clearances that must be obtained in a sequential manner during the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process to keep the project on schedule. These clearances are often based on conceptual and preliminary design that if not thoroughly developed during the location and route studies phase can lead to rework and schedule delays later in the project life cycle.
The Downer Place Bridges over the Fox River project was awarded the 2014 Project of the Year Award by the Fox Valley Branch and the Chicago Metro Chapter. The project also received the ACEC Merit Award.