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As reported in the New York Times, spurred by a series of train crashes, the United States said on April 24 that they would push forward their tank standards for transportation of oil by rail, potentially resolving a critical safety issue that has been bogged down in the regulatory process for years.

The American Water Works Association has tracked water industry issues and trends since its founding in 1881.

Brownwood, TX, is considered a pioneer in municipal trenchless construction because for the past seven years, the city has exclusively used static pipe bursting for sewer main replacements, doing all of the work with its own municipal maintenance staff and machinery.

Henry C. Jackson, Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress sent the White House a $12.3 billion water projects bill half the size of its last one seven years ago — before the economy sank into a deep recession that helped swell the government's debt and before lawmakers swore off cherry-picking pet projects for folks back home.

Robert (Rob) Allen McKim, Ph.D., passed away unexpectedly but peacefully in his sleep at the age of 58 on March 21.

Construction employers added 19,000 workers to payrolls in March, bringing industry employment to the highest level since June 2009, while the industry’s unemployment rate dropped to the lowest March level in seven years, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of America.

A one-day conference and exhibit was organized by the Center for Innovative Grouting Materials and Technology (CIGMAT) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Houston, on “Infrastructure, Energy, Geotechnical, Flooding and Sustainable Issues Related to Houston & Other Major Cities” at the University of Houston on March 7.

FMI, a leading provider of management consulting and investment banking to the engineering and construction industry, has released its latest whitepaper, “Skills Shortages in a Booming Market - The Big Oil and Gas Challenge.”

On Feb. 12, the Department of Transportation/Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) updated its Gas Transmission Integrity Management Enforcement Guidance for Sections 192.901 through 192.951.

On April 11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work has been published in the Federal Register.

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