The number of North American households connected directly into fiber networks has hit the nine million mark, with small incumbent telephone companies continuing to lead the growth in fiber to the home deployments, according to the Fiber-to-the-Home Council Americas.
Common Ground Alliance (CGA), the stakeholder-run organization dedicated to protecting underground utility lines and the people who dig near them, announced findings from its comprehensive 2011 Damage Information Reporting Tool (DIRT) Report.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded the Hawaii Department of Health a $10,946,000 million grant for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund and a $9,125,000 million grant for the Drinking Water State Revolving Fund for water pollution control and drinking water infrastructure projects.
Aecon Group Inc.’s Utilities Division and Robert B. Somerville Co. Ltd. have been awarded a $600 million contract by Inter Pipeline Fund to complete the expansion of the Cold Lake and Polaris pipelines in Alberta, Canada.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enhanced its variances web page to improve public understanding of the variance approval process and increase access to the agency’s decisions on variance requests. The page now lists both denied and approved requests and provides information to employers on submitting formal requests for a variance from an OSHA workplace standard.
Neil Kevin Shwery, 59, passed away Sept. 5 at his home in Cloverdale, BC. Employed at Masterliner Inc. for more than 26 years, most currently as a salesman, Shwery was instrumental in overseeing many innovative product developments.