Archives for August 2014

Graphics controlling erosion and dust in Arizona

A coyote made up of different-colored, rock gravel is paired up with a giant paw print as a trucker whisks by along US 60 in Apache Junction, Arizona. AECOM’s landscape architects and engineers worked with AZDOT to add interesting landform graphics along the Maricopa County highway system in multiple places in the valley. The main […]

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Long way down

AECOM bridge inspectors Lance Savant, PE (shown lower right) and David Raffensperger (shown top center) work their way around a steel open-spandrel arch 700 feet high over the Colorado River during an inspection of the Glen Canyon Dam Bridge in Page, Arizona. The bridge was originally built in 1959 by the US Bureau of Reclamation […]

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Rushing water clears improved dam and spillway

Water rushes out the floodgates of Eau Pleine Dam Spillway near Mosinee, Wisconsin. In its original configuration, the three tainter gates (shown in red) could only open 12 feet high before reaching the gate hoisting structure. AECOM designed an improved gate deck, with new hoist machines raised above the existing gate hoist deck. The new […]

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In bloom at Echo Park

Lotus flowers in bloom soak up the last hours of sun as paddle boats drift around the lake at Echo Park in Los Angeles.  Originally built as a water supply reservoir in the 1860’s, the lake was eventually transformed to function as a detention basin in the City’s storm drainage system.  Now a City of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural […]

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Modern architecture for family medicine

Clouds quickly roll into the evening twilight over the new Mercy Medical Center in Delavan, Wisconsin. AECOM’s Minneapolis office provided full architectural and engineering services for the new facility. The 8,300 square-foot center recently opened to house three full-time doctors practicing family medicine for the small 8,000 person community outside of Milwaukee. The design includes […]

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Smart energy use saves real dollars

An architect, flanked by banks of geothermal return piping, takes notes during an inspection in a mechanical room of the Gunderson Lutheran Critical Care Tower in La Crosse, Wisconsin. AECOM performed architectural design and building engineering services on the new $200 million facility expansion. The hospital has embraced practices in LEED-certified construction to lower its […]

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