Flint Water Crisis
The water tragedy in Flint, Michigan, has been the subject of extensive media coverage, both locally and nationally. Unfortunately, as with any incident of high public interest, the race to provide immediate coverage can lead to inaccurate or incomplete reporting. LAN offers this resource as a place to learn the truth about its involvement with the transfer of water from the Detroit source to the Flint River.
Save the Date! 2D Floodplain Modeling Workshop Using HEC-RAS v.5.0 - August 8-10, 2016, San Antonio, Texas
The full release of HEC-RAS 5.0 is here! Come learn about the new 2D modeling features from industry experts in this 2.5 day, hands on training.
The workshop will focus on the newest version of the Hydrologic Engineering Center River Analysis System (HEC-RAS) software package for modeling two dimensional (2D) unsteady flow applications. In the workshop, you will learn how to approach and construct a 2D model for unsteady flow conditions, as well as effectively view and analyze results.
For more information, contact Derek St. John, PE, CFM.
Ports & Marine
Abandoned Grain Silo Foundation Provides Fix at Cruise Ship Terminal Project
Teams are a week away from substantial completion on an expansion project at the Port of Galveston’s Cruise Terminal No. 2. This $12 million renovation adds a 60,000-sq-ft expansion to the existing 90,000-sq-ft terminal. Upon completion, the newly expanded facility will be able to accommodate larger vessels, such as Liberty of the Seas, a 1,100-ft cruise ship owned by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
“The existing cruise terminal facility also needed to be expanded in order to accommodate the greater number of passengers,” says Kyle Rodemacher, design manager with the project’s contractor Webber LLC.
Leading the expansion’s design were BEA Architects in Miami and Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc. (LAN) in Houston, with Webber leading the design-build project on the construction side.