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Firm Wins Two ACEC of Virginia Merit Awards
February 15, 2019

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, recently took home two merit awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Virginia for its work at the University of Virginia, as well as for the widening project along I-64 in Newport News.

The firm’s services on the I-64 Segment I project included transportation, traffic, and stormwater engineering, and sound barrier designs. Photo courtesy of Dewberry. Dave Huh, photographer.

Dewberry’s Richmond-based site/civil engineering group designed a new 35kV underground ductbank system for the University of Virginia in support of the university’s need to minimize weather-related power outages across the campus, which includes a hospital and research and educational facilities. Since the installation, university officials and Dominion Energy report that they have realized a nearly 90-percent reduction in power outages.

Additionally, the firm’s Fairfax-based transportation team provided design services for the I-64 Segment I widening project, alongside teaming partner Shirley Contracting Company, LLC. The five-mile roadway has been widened from four to six lanes, easing congestion along the heavily used interstate in Newport News.

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Firm Wins Two ACEC of Virginia Merit Awards
February 15, 2019

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, recently took home two merit awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Virginia…

Design Solution May Bring Artificial Leaves Out of the Lab
February 15, 2019

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have proposed a design solution that could bring artificial leaves out of the lab and into the environment.

Invention Developed To Harvest Heart's Energy
February 14, 2019

The heart’s motion is so powerful that it can recharge devices that save our lives, according to…

Soft Robotics Perception System Inspired by Humans Developed
February 14, 2019

An international team of researchers has developed a perception system for soft robots inspired by the way humans process information…

Scientists Seek To Create More Efficient Aquaponic Systems
February 13, 2019

Creating an improved aquaponic system for use in developing nations to tackle the problems of malnutrition and food insecurity.

IWCE Expo 2019 Announced
February 13, 2019

ICWE 2019 is the critical communications technology event of the year.

Tiny 3D-Printed Fluid Circuit Element Created
February 12, 2019

Engineers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have created the first 3D-printed fluid circuit element so tiny that 10 could rest on the width of a human hair.

Organic Compounds' Impact On Indoor Surfaces Studied
February 12, 2019

The filmy phenomenon found so commonly in our homes and workplaces can impact the air we breathe and the health we enjoy.

ASHRAE Issues Call For Comment - Addenda to Standard 189.1-2017 and Standard 90.1-2016
February 11, 2019

Public and stakeholder review and comment sought for the purpose of developing consensus standards.

ASCE Norfolk Branch Announces HRBT Expansion Presentation For February Luncheon
February 11, 2019

Jim Utterback, the HRBT Expansion Project Director, will give a presentation and an update on the largest roads project in Virginia history.

27th Annual Future City® Competition Finals Announced
February 8, 2019

The exciting competition takes place over four days and culminates with one team taking home the grand prize of a trip to U.S. Space Camp and $7,500…

MPT Expo Scheduled For 2019
February 8, 2019

The new Motion + Power Technology Expo (MPT Expo), formerly Gear Expo, will offer a new opportunity for attendees to learn from industry experts in a two-track seminar series…

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