PFAS Do’s and Don’ts

by Raghu Arora November 2, 2016

Given the ubiquitous nature of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), the materials and methods that have been historically used to conduct environmental investigations may result in cross-contamination and false positives when collecting samples for PFAS — opening your project up to scrutiny, potentially bringing your data into question and increasing overall project costs. At Burns […]

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Why Power Professionals Should Attend the International Water Conference

by Diane Martini November 2, 2016

The International Water Conference (IWC) is next week, Nov. 6-10, in San Antonio. This is my favorite conference of the year, and one of my favorite venues, the River Walk in San Antonio, a pedestrian-friendly collection of shops, boutiques, museums and restaurants just outside the door of the conference hotel, the Marriott Rivercenter. This year’s […]

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Final Ruling Passed to Protect the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

by Brian Roh October 27, 2016

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently announced its final rule to elevate the status of the eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus) to a threatened species under the protection of the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Due to a declining population, this species has been a candidate for listing since 1999. The final rule, which […]

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Looking Ahead to DBIA 2016

by Bill Quatman October 26, 2016

I’ve long been an advocate of design-build as a project delivery method. Who can argue with its many documented benefits, like single-point responsibility, time and cost savings, fewer disputes and top-notch design, to name a few? As it gains momentum in the AEC industry, owners who aren’t considering it as a project delivery method could […]

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Missouri’s New Design-Build Law: Three Things Municipalities Need to Know

by Ron Coker September 13, 2016

Mayors, Administrators and City Managers across the Show-Me-State now have a new tool in their tool-belt to rebuild and maintain infrastructures within their communities. On August 29 the long-awaited Missouri House Bill 2376 went into effect authorizing local Missouri public agencies to use the design-build construction process for everything from roads and bridges to water […]

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