The Castle Group E-News Digest - December 16, 2010

Welcome to Under the Surface, The Castle Group's e-news digest that provides you with monthly updates about what's happening in the marine engineering industry. This issue features an Ohio bridge design/build project that will help to lower toll costs to 75 cents, diminishing funds for the dredging of the Mississippi River, and The Castle Group's PSPE Honorable Mention Award.

Bridges Can Be Built With 75 Cent Tolls, Coalition Says

Building the project using the design/build approach rather than the conventional approach, in which one firm designs the project and another oversees construction, could save as much as 25 percent on the project's projected $4 billion cost, Nicklies said...Read More>

Crucial Trade Waterway Under Threat

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said it is likely to run short of funds as early as next spring to fully dredge one of the nation's busiest waterways, potentially slowing the movement of key imports and exports and raising shipping costs. A loose coalition of shippers, state governments, port operators and farmers up and down the Mississippi River is pressing Congress to add tens of millions of dollars to the Corps' budget for fiscal 2011...Read More>

The Castle Group Takes Honorable Mention at PSPE Philly Chapter OEA

On December 2, 2010, the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineering held the Delaware Valley Outstanding Engineering Awards Dinner at McCall Conference Center in Upper Darby, PA. The Castle Group's work on the Race Street Pier Substructure Rehabilitation Design competed against SEPTA's Silverline V, CBS-3's Mobile Weather Lab and Maida Engineer's Modifications to Update Essential Electric Generation...Read More>

About The Castle Group

The Castle Group is comprised of three separate, yet interrelating companies. W.J. Castle P.E. & Associates, P.C. is a marine and structural engineering firm with over 25 years of experience in the marine industry. Hydro-Marine Construction Co., Inc. is the construction division of The Castle Group with a highly trained staff of certified commercial divers who specialize in underwater contracting. Simplified Bridge Systems specializes in designing and building customized prefabricated bridges, which can then be delivered and installed on-site. With the synergy of these three companies, The Castle Group has the unique ability to handle every aspect of your project from initial design and diagnosis to permits and construction.

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