Contractors working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District install a 23-foot-tall concrete shaft enclosure weighing approximately 120,000 pounds as part of the guard wall at the Monongahela River Locks and Dam 4 in Charleroi, Pennsylvania, Nov. 16, 2023.

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  • December

    Louisville VA Medical Center reaches “Topping Out” milestone

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Louisville District, along with partners from the Department of Veterans Affairs and Walsh-Turner JV, marked a major construction milestone for the new Louisville VA Medical Center during a Topping Out ceremony onsite Nov. 30.
  • November

    We Will Rock You: Pittsburgh District sinks stones into Monongahela River to raise fish habitats

    Each time the excavator picked up a load of rocks and swung its booming arm to dump the stones into the water, the barge rocked from side to side, swaying with the heavy machinery’s momentum.
  • September

    Louisville VAMC project reaches “bottoming out” milestone

    Louisville, Ky. – For most construction projects, progress can be visually measured as structures start to come out of the ground and begin to take shape. This would not be possible without the foundations that transfers the loads of the vertical structures to the soil safely. Part of that foundation work can include the installation of drilled piers.
  • August

    Pittsburgh District breaks ground on first step in updating aging navigation system on upper Ohio River

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District welcomed industry, community and political leaders for the ceremony, digging shovels into a pile of dirt at the Montgomery Locks and Dam facility Aug. 11. The event marked the start of a construction project with benefits that will flow into the nation’s economy.
  • July

    Louisville VA project to include two parking garages

    Louisville, Ky. – One major difference the new Louisville VA Medical Center will boast over the current Robley Rex VA Medical Center is the addition of two parking garage structures compared to surface lot parking for patients. It’s hoped that these parking garages will be a welcomed addition for patients as they will not only provide more parking but provide shorter distances to the medical center.
  • April

    Engineering students visit LOUVAMC construction site

    Louisville, Ky. – Engineering students from the University of Louisville had the opportunity to visit the site of the new Louisville VA Medical Center where they were given an overview of the project as well as a site tour April 13.
  • March

    Former co-op student now leads District’s current largest project

    Louisville, Ky. – With hard work and perseverance, anything is possible, just ask Tara O’Leary. Little did she know that when she started working for the Louisville District in 1996 that she would one day be leading the team on one of its mega-projects. O’Leary, who is now the Deputy Chief of the Veterans Affairs Division and Louisville VAMC project manager, started her journey with the district as a co-op student while attending the University of Louisville to study engineering.
  • LRD Programs Director retires after almost 40 years with USACE

    On February 23, 2023, a retirement ceremony was held for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Program Director, Mr. Stephen G. Durrett, at the Federal Building in downtown Cincinnati, OH.
  • February

    Nashville Corps first job fair offers tentative jobs on the spot

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Feb. 27, 2023)—The Nashville District Corps of Engineers hosted the first Nashville District job fair. Six qualified applicants received tentative job offers by the end of their interview.
  • December

    Louisville VA Medical Center project wraps up first year of construction

    It was a little over a year ago, Veterans Day 2021, that the first shovels kicked off work on the Louisville VA Medical Center during a groundbreaking ceremony. Now, with 20 percent of the scheduled construction time passed, work is taking place on almost every inch of the 34-acre site.
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