Archives for July 2014

Yellow rails

A CP container train rounds the bend near stockpiles of sorted sulphur on new tracks at the Pacific Coast Terminal in Port Moody, BC, Canada. AECOM completed engineering design services for realignment of the tracks at this western terminus for Canadian Pacific (CP) to refine staging and flow for traffic from Vancouver to Alberta. This […]

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Expanding the port to the North

Cargo Ships off-load container boxes to be transported by truck and rail at the port in Delta, BC, Canada. AECOM was commissioned to undertake the planning phase for a new state of the art container terminal called Roberts Bank Terminal 2 at the port. Based on a 1300 m wharf, the engineers at the Burnaby, […]

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Elevated movement bypasses delays

Three semi-trailer trucks traverse east to west on an elevated structure to transport container boxes at the Stewart Street Corridor Project in the South Shore area of Vancouver Port in BC, Canada. AECOM was commissioned by Port Metro Vancouver to carry out the $75 million planning and structural design of the project to grade separate […]

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New 500 kV transmission lines for Canada

A Sikorsky / Erickson S-64 Air-Crane Helicopter lifts a new “6m body extension” tower segment into place as construction workers secure joint-connectors high above on another foreground tower at the Interior to Lower Mainland (ILM) 500 kV transmission line project in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada. AECOM is the design engineer on the project. The Burnaby, […]

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Watching the ships roll in

Local residents and visitors of San Pedro enjoy watching the ships pass by at the New Downtown Harbor in San Pedro’s Downtown Harbor District.  The harbor is the centerpiece of the” Los Angeles Waterfront” master plan. Situated between the Ports of Call and the Cruise Terminal, this project establishes an exciting new destination anchoring downtown San Pedro with […]

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Modernizing a 90-year-old structure

A Union Pacific locomotive in the Argo Rail Yard pulls a line of container cars under the Airport Way South Viaduct in the Georgetown neighborhood of Seattle, Washington. AECOM handled the construction management for the project for SDOT. Airport Way South is a heavily traveled arterial, important to businesses, freight operations, the Port of Seattle, […]

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Innovative post-partum

A new post-partum room awaits a new baby and family at Park Nicollet’s newly renovated 40,000-square-foot Family Birth Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Designed by AECOM, the renovated facility embodies innovations that help deliver an exceptional experience for mothers, babies, and family members. Patient care spaces include labor-delivery and recovery suites, ante- and post-partum suites, and […]

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Very large filters

Paul Lev, a senior wastewater technologist with AECOM walks past a set of four trickling filters at the Annacis Island WWTP in Delta, British Columbia, Canada. AECOM serves as the prime consultant for engineering services for the plant which treats 175 billion litres of wastewater every year, and handles 75% of the wastewater for the […]

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Moving goods

A ship maneuvers into the Port of Los Angeles, the busiest container port in the United States.  The West Basin Container Terminal (WBCT) can be seen in the foreground. AECOM provided planning, preliminary design plans, specifications, estimates, and services during construction for the transformation of the existing West Basin in the Port of Los Angeles into a Mega-Container Terminal able to […]

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A face of construction management in the Pacific NW

Bob Powell, a senior construction manager and PE with AECOM’s Seattle, Washington office stands in front of the downtown skyline for a portrait on the office’s rooftop. I was in the area covering a number of projects in the Pacific NW and stopped by the local office to assist with some environmental portraits of their […]

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