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Lower Granite Dam RSW Removable Spillway Weir

2020-03-07T00:20:21+00:00February 20th, 2018|News|

RSW (Removable Spillway Weir) is a 1,100-ton prototype fish bypass structure installed in spillbay 1 on the upstream side of the Dam. The RSW is hinged on the dam face and rotates to an up or down position using ballast tanks. The buoyancy tanks are operated by a computerized system that controls ascent and descent.

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

2017-09-04T09:35:01+00:00September 4th, 2017|News|

Originally posted here Also, see this post from AUS Projects November 20, 2009 Cherry Point, Wash. 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.

Marine Construction

2020-03-07T00:28:56+00:00August 4th, 2017|News|

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.

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

2020-03-07T00:37:09+00:00April 28th, 2017|News|

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

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

2016-03-15T09:20:10+00:00March 15th, 2016|News|

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

AUS receives prestigious award at this years AGC Convention.

2016-03-11T15:40:35+00:00March 11th, 2016|News|

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

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

2016-02-18T11:45:18+00:00February 18th, 2016|News|

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

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

2016-01-14T13:09:08+00:00January 14th, 2016|News|

From:  Seatle Times Jan 12 2016 The new Highway 520 floating bridge (at right) seen from the Evergreen Point Lid in Medina, will open to traffic in early April. The new bridge includes a 14-foot bicycle and pedestrian lane along the north side of the bridge. Connections with Interstate 5, seen in the background,

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