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Cherry Point, Wash.

NOAA Installs System to Improve Safety and Efficiency of Ships along the Cherry Point Reach in Washington State

By Mark | Sep 4, 2017

Originally posted here Also, see this post from AUS Projects November 20, 2009 Ship captains and pleasure boaters can now get free real-time information on water and weather conditions for Cherry Point, Wash., from a newly installed NOAA ocean observing system that makes piloting a ship safer and more efficient. The NOAA Physical Oceanographic Real-Time … Read more

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Marine Construction

By Mark | Aug 4, 2017

Originally published at www.pacmar.com A particularly challenging part of the Seattle SR 520 Floating Bridge Replacement Project involved 275 mixed-gas dives – each to approximately 205 feet of water, with AUS Divers required to perform 45 minutes of in-water decompression, followed by an hour and a half breathing 100-percent oxygen in the topside decompression chamber. … Read more

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520 floating bridge

New SR 520 floating bridge named America’s top engineering feat

By Mark | Apr 28, 2017

Originally posted here SEATTLE — Precisely one year after opening to traffic, the new State Route 520 floating bridge on Tuesday, April 25, received one of the country’s highest engineering awards: the 2017 Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The annual award was presented the Washington State Department of Transportation … Read more

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Yellowstone River Cofferdam

By Mark | Sep 23, 2016

Sep 21, 2016 BY: Casey Page, Gazette Staff A contractor crew and a specialized underwater construction subcontractor helped guide heavy equipment on Tuesday, sinking 3,200-pound sand bags into the Yellowstone River. They worked three miles upstream from Laurel atop a man-made rock weir — a miniature peninsula that juts halfway across the river. The sandbags … Read more

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Sitka’s Blue Lake Expansion Project Wins Grand Award for Best Construction Project of 2015

By Mark | Mar 15, 2016

Originally posted HERE March 10, 2016 Barnard Construction Company of Bozeman, Mont. Wins Associated General Contractors of America’s Alliant Build America Grand Award and Merit Award for Marvin M. Black Partnering Excellence Sitka’s Blue Lake Expansion Project was the most impressive construction project of 2015, the Associated General Contractors of America announced today. As a … Read more

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AUS receives prestigious award at this years AGC Convention.

By Mark | Mar 11, 2016

AUS was awarded the AGC 2015 Build Northwest Award Subcontractor -Renovation for the Nine Mile Dam Rehabilitation Project General Construction. This is a yearly event with numerous contractors submitting entries in all categories. The award was received at the Annual AGC Convention in January, 2016. Nine Mile Falls Dam is located on the Spokane River and … Read more

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Water authority’s new straw at Lake Mead starts to fill

By Mark | Feb 18, 2016

By Henry Brean Las Vegas Review-Journal After seven years of construction, the Las Vegas Valley’s new straw into Lake Mead now has some water in it. General contractor Vegas Tunnel Constructors began sending the first 11 million gallons into the 3-mile tunnel beneath the bed of the lake Thursday afternoon, marking the latest milestone for a complicated and … Read more

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New 520 bridge to open in April; walkers, bicyclists get to try it first

By Mark | Jan 14, 2016

From:  Seatle Times Jan 12 2016 By  Mike Lindblom Seattle Times transportation reporter The new Highway 520 bridge will open to traffic this spring, with westbound lanes tentatively expected to open April 11 and eastbound lanes tentatively scheduled to open April 25, state officials announced Tuesday. At 7,710 feet, it will be the longest floating bridge … Read more

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$817M Lake Mead intake project almost complete

By Mark | Jul 7, 2015

In this June 1, 2015 photo, a steel cap on top of a water intake riser holds back the water of Lake Mead in a tunnel still under construction near Boulder City, Nev. When operational, the three-mile-long tunnel and intake will allow the Southern Nevada Water Authority to draw water from Lake Mead even if … Read more

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