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  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    With six months on the job as a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District supervisory civil engineer in the Engineering and Construction Division (Southern Area Office), Leslie Olson has her hands full, juggling the design of maintenance dredging projects in the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW), Corpus Christi Ship Channel, Brazos Island Harbor and the […]

  • 5 February 2015
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    With the release of the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 for Corps of Engineers Civil Works on February 2, 2015, the Corps’ New England District looks forward to continued normal operations and funding in fiscal year 2016 that starts on October 1, 2015.   In Connecticut, the budget proposes continuing funding the operations and […]

  • 4 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District is putting forward a plan for maintenance dredging of the York Harbor Federal Navigation Project in York, Maine. The proposed work involves maintenance dredging to remove shoals in the two 8-foot-deep anchorages and portions of the 10-foot-deep channel. The work will be accomplished over about a two-to-four month period. […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2016 (FY 2016) includes $4.732 billion in gross discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. “The 2016 Civil Works budget for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reflects the Administration’s priorities to support and improve the Nation’s economy, protect the American people, […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has released its “Sustainable Solutions to America’s Water Resources Needs: Civil Works Strategic Plan 2014-2018” that articulates five goals that will guide USACE into the future. According to the USACE director of Civil Works, Steven L. Stockton, “This strategic plan presents USACE’s commitment to responsibly develop the Nation’s water resources, while protecting, […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance

    The public is invited to attend a “Partnering Meeting” sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Memphis District, on February 12, 2015, in Blytheville, Arkansas. The meeting topics will include an overview of the Memphis District’s work in this region, updates on the Levee Safety Program, Mississippi River navigation improvements, and flood preparedness. Representatives […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, is already preparing for the 2015 construction season. In 2015, the Cleveland and Oswego harbor breakwaters will be repaired using dolos that are currently being constructed. A dolos is a concrete block in a complex geometric shape used in great numbers to protect harbor walls from the […]

  • 15 January 2015
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    Dredging the Texas coast to keep navigation channels open for commerce and recreation often goes unnoticed, with many citizens not aware this vital process is taking place out in the Gulf of Mexico on a recurring basis. For David B. Boothby Jr., leaving a successful 31-year career in the private sector for a new position […]

  • 22 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    EdgeTech, a leader in high resolution sonar imaging systems, recently announced the shipment of additional 4125 Side Scan Sonars to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.  The most recent shipment to the Wilmington District brings the total units shipped to USACE districts this year in the double digits. The EdgeTech 4125 Side Scan Sonar is […]

  • 17 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Vicksburg District Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) has completed its scheduled work for 2014. During this season, the MSU has placed over 500 acres of articulated concrete mats on the banks of the Mississippi River. The MSU season is an annual mission that starts in the late summer months when […]

  • 12 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Army Corps of Engineers teams are completing flood protection measures in the Skagit River basin and on the Olympic Peninsula. One team is assisting the Quileute Tribe at La Push, Wash., with placement of as much as 500 tons of large rock at an area where a jetty ties in with the land and is […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    Army Corps of Engineers teams are supporting local communities with assistance and are assessing flood protection measures in the Skagit and Nooksack River basins and on the Olympic Peninsula. The Corps’ Seattle District emergency operations center and reservoir control center remain in 24-hour-a-day operation to manage high inflows in the north cascades and Olympics. Tuesday […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District hosted more than 150 professionals during the Levee Safety Community of Practice Workshop Dec. 1-4 to discuss the program’s progress and how the risk framework has developed; review changes to policy and guidance documents; provide updates to partners and to facilitate an open forum to discuss program […]

  • 9 December 2014
    Business & Finance

    A public meeting and webinar on the Lower Susquehanna River Watershed Assessment (LSRWA) report will be held today, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Harford Community College, Bel Air, MD, announced USACE. Since their construction, the reservoirs behind the three dams along the lower Susquehanna River (Holtwood, Safe Harbor, and Conowingo) have historically acted as […]

  • 4 December 2014
    Business & Finance

      The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host an open house to answer questions about the National Environmental Policy Act process and receive comments about the potential environmental impacts of the proposed Jellystone Camp Resort™ and commercial marina development project at the Salt Creek Cove North Recreation Area on Keystone Lake in Mannford, Oklahoma.  […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Walla Walla District on Friday awarded a $6.7 million contract for maintenance dredging of the lower Snake River federal navigation channel and associated berthing areas at the Ports of Lewiston, Idaho, and Clarkston, Wash. The contract was awarded to American Construction Co., Inc., of Tacoma, Wash., as a small […]

  • 17 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    Following intensive U.S. Army Corps of Engineers review and consideration of extensive public comments, the Corps’ Northwestern Division Commander, Brig. Gen. John S. Kem, has signed two Records of Decision (RODs). Both RODs were signed last Friday, November 14th, and include: 1) the Lower Snake River Final Programmatic Sediment Management Plan (PSMP) and 2) a current “immediate […]

  • 14 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District will soon finish uploading deep-draft navigation channel data on its hydrographic surveys webpage and will begin posting the same data for shallow-draft channels it maintains along the Texas coast early next year. “The Galveston District is tasked with monitoring and maintaining the federally-authorized waterways within coastal Texas,” […]

  • 13 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has confirmed the award of the $57.6-million contract to the Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Company for a coastal and storm damage reduction project extending from the southern end of Ocean City to Strathmere and Sea Isle. The project, which entails the construction of a dune and a berm, […]

  • 11 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Galveston District, will begin implementing mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) survey data technology along the Texas coast in November to survey dredging placement areas, assist with hydrographic surveys and collect data that will help analyze beach erosion. “The use of mobile LiDAR will aid the district’s analysis of […]

  • 10 November 2014
    Business & Finance

    Near constant communication between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the navigation industry and the U.S. Coast Guard is allowing commercial barge traffic to safely pass a restricted section of the lower Mississippi River (miles 632–635) near Fair Landing, Ark., and 30 miles south of Helena, Ark., with most delays less than 10 hours. The […]

  • 6 November 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    A cadre of Norfolk District leaders and staff, accompanied by Deborah Christie with Congressman Scott Rigell’s office, journeyed by boat 14 miles in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay Monday to reaffirm their commitment to assisting in Tangier Island’s subsistence and erosion issues. In a town hall-style meeting, Col. Paul Olsen, Norfolk District commander, addressed […]

  • 27 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District has celebrated the completion of a major construction effort for the Picayune Strand Restoration Project alongside federal, state and local representatives and Everglades restoration supporters.  The project is being conducted in partnership with the South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD), as part of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration […]

  • 24 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, is seeking public comments for an application received from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) regarding the discharge of fill material into waters of the United States. USACE received an application from the NCDOT regarding a potential future requirement for Department of the Army (DA) authorization […]

  • 22 October 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers continues to make steady progress on its projects authorized and funded after Hurricane Sandy struck the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012. Together with its federal, state, local and industry partners, the Army Corps’ North Atlantic Division, which extends from Virginia to Maine, has completed 66 coastal storm damage risk […]

  • 21 October 2014
    Business & Finance

    Sen. Richard Burr kicked off the 2014 Federal Construction, Infrastructure & Environment (FEDCON) Summit on Oct. 16 at the Wilmington Convention Center. More than 24 federal agencies, an unprecedented number, participated in this year’s event, according to N.C. Military Business Center (NCMBC) Executive Director Scott Dorney. The annual event, co-sponsored by the North Carolina Military Business […]