Topeka city officials hope a partnership will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents


Topeka city officials hope a partnership with the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) will help reduce the city’s number of traffic accidents. The city is working in conjunction with KDOT to develop geographic information systems (GIS) database tools for tracking crash types and mapping crash locations. Statewide, the city forwards all reports of traffic accidents … Read more

If You Wanna Build a House, You Need to Know Something about Homeowner’s Insurance

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When it comes to homeowner’s insurance, there are so many little complexities that it’s easy to overlook some of the hidden factors that will drive up your rates or leave you unprotected. If you wanna build a new home, here are some of the things you’ll need to consider! New Construction Insurance Many homeowners enter … Read more

Will The Smart Windows Be the Next Innovation in New Home Construction?


You’ve probably heard about refrigerators that warn you when the milk is getting low or kitchen tables that double as stovetops. But there are a few innovations that aren’t getting quite as much attention, even though they could seriously impact the way we design, build and live in our homes. Smart windows are one of … Read more

The Instrustion to Construction Risk Insurance


Do you worry that your building under construction may catch fire? Or get vandalized? Does the thought of stolen heavy equipment or construction materials make you nervous? You’re not alone. In fact, a study from the Chartered Institute of Building found that 92% of respondents in the construction industry suffer from regular site theft. One … Read more

The Calgary Airport Runway Development


In order to successfully service 13 million passengers a year, the Calgary Airport is undergoing a major expansion, with a new runway and supporting facilities. PCL/Parsons/Dufferin, a Joint Venture, is the construction manager acting as agent for the Airport Authority for the Runway Development Project (RDP). The RDP consists of a 4,270-meter (14,009-ft.) runway, with … Read more

Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland Project


The Lake Hancock Outfall Wetland project is part of the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD) strategy for meeting minimum flows in the upper Peace River, improving water quality, and protecting Charlotte Harbor. The project site is located adjacent to and south of Lake Hancock in Bartow, Polk County, Florida. The project is a large-scale, … Read more

The San Jacinto Valley Regional Water Reclamation Facility


The Eastern Municipal Water District in Southern California, faced with stringent new Title 22 discharge requirements, awarded this project to PCL. Elements of the project include retrofitting existing plant facilities, plus adding several new facilities: two new digester structures, a sludge storage structure, an additional chlorine contact structure, primary and secondary clarifiers, an aerobic basin … Read more

The Project Brightfield


PCL’s long-standing relationship with the project owner’s parent company, Chevron Corporation, resulted in Chevron Technology Ventures, turning to PCL to sole source negotiate the eight-acre solar demonstration field known as Project Brightfield. The project was awarded to PCL based on demonstrated experience with the parent company, past safety performance, and ability to meet the schedule … Read more

The Solar to Steam Demonstration Plant


Pumping since the 1890s, Chevron’s California Coalinga field is one of the oldest in the nation. Steam injection in this particular area is required because the heavy crude oil produced at the field does not flow readily. After BrightSource Energy developed this technology, Chevron determined that heating water with sunlight could be more cost effective … Read more

A465 Heads of the Valleys Gilwern to Brynmawr


About this event The Welsh Government is converting 8km of the A465 between the Glanbaiden junction at Gilwern and the Brynmawr roundabout to dual carriageway in each direction. The contractor Costain, with designers Atkins-CH2M and RPS are working together on the complex ~£220m scheme that is due to complete in Autumn 2018. Costain is offering … Read more