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  • Infrastructure Innovation: New Poe Lock arrestor arm is the largest U.S. civil works component produced by 3D printer

    As America’s civil works infrastructure ages, managers need innovative solutions to replace parts that have been in service for nearly a century. Often, these original components were fabricated using vintage material and manufacturing methods, making them costly, burdensome and time-consuming to replace. Responding to this need, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is employing cutting-edge 3D printing techniques to manufacture these parts faster and at a lower cost while maintaining, and even improving, their properties. In early March, the USACE Detroit District installed the largest U.S. civil works infrastructure component produced by a 3D printer – a 12-foot-long metal part for the ship arrestor system on the Poe Lock, one of the two active locks on the Soo Locks facility. Building on years of research performed by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), the part was manufactured in 12 weeks, compared to a projected 18-month lead time for conventional manufacturing. The part was installed, tested and commissioned during the Soo Locks’ winter maintenance cycle. The rapid repair ensured normal operations at Poe Lock, a major transit point for domestic iron ore.
  • President’s 2025 Budget Request: $122 million for Pittsburgh District

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District reports that the President's Fiscal Year 2025 Budget request includes more than $122 million in federal funding for the district's civil works program.
  • FY25 President's Budget designates $155 Million for Buffalo District Projects

    The President’s Budget for fiscal year 2025 released yesterday includes more than $7.2 billion in discretionary funding for the Civil Works program of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, with just over $155 million set aside for Buffalo District projects.
  • Pittsburgh District to partner with Allegheny County Sanitary Authority for $4.3 million project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District will sign a partnership agreement with the Allegheny County Sanitary Authority (ALCOSAN) to construct a grit chamber along Spring Garden as part of a $4.3 million environmental infrastructure project in Pittsburgh, Jan. 11.
  • Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acts provides more than $881.9 million in supplemental funding

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District released its Fiscal Year 2022 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) supplemental funding for Construction, Continuing Authorities Program, Environmental Infrastructure, and Operations and Maintenance, Jan. 20.
  • Army Civil Works Studies, Projects and Programs to Be Accomplished with Bipartisan Infrastructure Law Funding

    The U.S. Army announced today the Civil Works studies, projects and programs that the Corps would implement in Fiscal Year 2022 with the $22.81 billion in supplemental funding provided in two recently enacted laws — the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act; and the 2022 Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.
  • Pittsburgh District and city of Paden City partner for $2 million project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District entered a partnership agreement with the city of Paden City, West Virginia, to upgrade sanitary sewer collection and treatment facilities as part of a $2 million Section 219 Environmental Infrastructure project, Thursday, Jan. 6.
  • Construction begins on the Vermilion Harbor east pier

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Buffalo District, and its contractor, Kovilic Construction Company Inc., began repairs of the Vermilion Harbor east pier, located in Vermilion, Ohio, on 11 June 2021. The current $1.825 million contract was awarded on September 30, 2020. The Corps of Engineers is using available funds to repair 216 feet of the most degraded section of the Vermilion Harbor east pier. Repair of the remaining degraded reach of the east pier is dependent upon receiving additional funding.
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