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The nuclear community in the United States works with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to implement beyond-design-basis measures that aim to strengthen safety in the wake of the Fukushima disaster. Mitigation strategies are being developed that aim to meet challenges beyond the expected. Plus: Expanding water services in the Southeast; partnership with OG&E fosters success; energy management planning at the Port of Los Angeles.

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Safety and Reliability

In power generation, few words carry more weight.

Technical Q&A: Pump Specs and Procurement

What factors need to be considered when selecting the right pumps for a facility?

How It Works: Biological Treatment of Selenium

An essential nutrient in trace amounts, selenium has become a significant regulatory concern, particularly in the fossil fuel and mining industries.

Building on Success

Scott Clark pursues "giant step forward" for Dallas-Fort Worth and Raleigh, N.C., offices.

Water Works in the Southeast

Wayne Haynie expands water services into the region with a focus on talented recruits and building supply for the future.

Allies on the Job

Partnership with OG&E fosters trust, communication, value — and success.

Preparing for the Improbable

Nuclear community goes above and beyond-design-basis to strengthen safety measures

New Boone Bridge Comes with Bonuses

The Missouri Department of Transportation encouraged bidders on the Daniel Boone Bridge project to offer project enhancements within the budget. The bid by a joint venture of Walsh Construction Co. and Alberici Construction Co., with Burns & McDonnell as designer, won the job in July 2012.

Superior Sustainability for Squadron Operations

In recent years the Hawaii Air National Guard transitioned to modern, fifth-generation F-22 Raptor jets for the 19th and 199th Fighter Squadrons. Replacing 1960s-vintage facilities was in order for the beddown, with sustainability at the forefront of planning.

Think of It as LEED for Infrastructure

New Envision sustainability rating system focuses on water, power, transportation and industrial projects.

Port of Call: Los Angeles

The busy Port of Los Angeles is looks to energy management planning for reliable power supply.