The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is now accepting entries for its 2018 PCI Design Awards.
Maser Consulting P.A. recently opened an office in Charlotte, N.C., to support one of the firm’s newest services, providing right-of-way (ROW) land management services for the oil & gas, utility and renewable energy industries.
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff is now WSP worldwide effective May 10. In the United States, the firm will operate as WSP USA.
The Transportation Research Board is seeking nominations for the Sharon D. Banks Award for Humanitarian Leadership in Transportation.
On April 27, 2017, Milhouse headquarters was subjected to a new force of leadership as the office hosted protégés from households across the city.
This year’s National Fall Prevention Safety Stand-Down, from May 8-12, encourages companies and workers to observe a pause during the workday for topical discussions, safety demonstrations, and training in hazard recognition and fall prevention.
Hill International announced that the sale of its Construction Claims Group to Bridgepoint Development Capital.
As part of the company’s never-ending commitment to accepting nothing less than Zero Harm for anyone coming into contact with its work, Balfour Beatty US Joined forces with more than 60 national and global construction firms to sponsor Safety Week 2017.
A free one-hour webinar on “Introduction to Structural Design of Steel Buried Bridges (Non-Seismic)” will be held on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. EDT as part of Infrastructure Week 2017.
FMI’s forecast for 2017 predicts an increase of 6% for total construction put in place.
There is great interest in using distributed sensors to continually monitor the structural health of large structures such as dams or bridges.
An important project is underway on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota, home to the Oglala Lakota Nation.
While jobsite safety often includes discussions around injuries, hazards, incident reporting, and first aid, the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) has been focused on promoting mental health and suicide prevention.
Five projects from Gannett Fleming were honored at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards gala on April 25.
The Harman Group announced that One Riverside, a $90 million, 82-unit residential condominium complex in Philadelphia, celebrated its grand opening milestone on May 2.
During Safety Week, construction companies will take the opportunity to thank their employees for their dedication to safety and work to educate, inspire and share best practices.
Bentley Systems’s SACS software now includes an integrated analysis and design solution for the complete life cycle of offshore structures, including construction, transportation, in-place, and decommissioning.
Terracon, a national engineering consulting firm with a personal and uncompromising commitment to everyone going home safe to their family every day, announced a record-low rate of work-related injuries in 2016.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is updating its website — www.epa.gov — to reflect the agency’s new direction under President Donald Trump and Administrator Scott Pruitt.
Tharpe Engineering Group and Hansen Architects of Savannah, Ga., are among the statewide award-winners honored at the 2017 Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation’s 40th annual Preservation Awards ceremony.
The current means of assessing bridges may underestimate their vulnerability, according to a new study published in the Journal of Infrastructure Systems.
MIT researchers are expanding the list of materials that can be produced by 3D printing with the design of a system that can 3D print the basic structure of an entire building.
RCM Technologies, Inc. announced the acquisition of certain assets of RAF Services, Inc., a New York-based engineering services company.
GZA was named a Grand Award winner of the 2017 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) 50th Engineering Excellence Awards for their foundation design of the $3.98 billion New NY Bridge
Clark Dietz was recognized at the 26th Wisconsin Main Street Awards ceremony for “Best Upper Floor Rehabilitation” Project.
The State Route 520 floating bridge earned the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC’s) Grand Conceptor Award.
The construction phase of any building represents a relatively short period of time in the lifespan of a structure and a unique set of risk scenarios are present.
The American Galvanizers Association (AGA) announced the winners of the 2017 Excellence in Hot-Dip Galvanizing Awards.
At the National Society of Black Engineers’ (NSBE’s) 43rd Annual Convention in Kansas City, the society recognized its most outstanding individual and organizational supporters with two awards.
KAI Design & Build, along with Joint Venture Partner Paric Corporation, announced completion of a 1,200-foot-long, elevated pedestrian skywalk project.
The Sir Ambrose Shea Lift Bridge replacement — designed by Parsons — received the 2017 Transportation Award of Merit from the Consulting Engineers of Ontario
A five-alarm fire broke out at a wood-framed apartment complex under construction in College Park, Md., leaving the building at risk of collapse.
Missouri University of Science and Technology will host the annual Missouri Concrete Conference May 2-3 in the Havener Center on campus.
Louis Berger’s long-span bridge division, Ammann & Whitney, won Diamond awards for the William Preston Lane, Jr. Bridge and the Mohawk Valley Gateway Overlook Pedestrian Bridge.
Work is underway at McInnis Cement’s New York terminal. Cement will be delivered to the Bronx from McInnis’ plant in Port-Daniel — Gascons, Quebec.
On Earth Day, April 22, CH2M employees will trade in their calculators and computers for a pair of gloves and shovels.
As part of Earth Week, April 16-22, 2017, HDR offices are hosting or participating in clean-up or tree planting volunteer events.
Parsons released its 2017 corporate social responsibility report, People, Planet, Progress.
The Hispanic American Construction Industry Association (HACIA) honored WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff with its Corporate Leadership Award for 2017.
Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc. (DBF) officially opened the doors to its new location at in Salisbury, Md.
The National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., earned national recognition in the 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2).
BuildSteel, an alliance of steel and construction industry organizations, announced the release of “How Cold-Formed Steel Framing Solves Challenges for Multi-Family Construction.”
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host the 2017 CFSEI Annual Expo on May 22-23, 2017 in Fort Worth, Texas.
Ware Malcomb announced that construction is complete on the first phase of the new Atlas at Carlsbad campus.
Arup celebrated the opening of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex (ISEC) at Northeastern University in Boston.
Version 1.2 of the USGS ShakeAlert earthquake early warning system extends the ShakeAlert “production prototype” that was rolled out in California in 2016 to Washington and Oregon.
The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Fastening and Firestopping Interior and Exterior Walls” on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. ET.
NV5 Global, Inc. announced that its energy group completed engineering services for the Smithsonian Institute’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.
KAI Design & Build was recently honored with a pair of Construction Industry Best Practice Awards from the St. Louis Council of Construction Consumers.
Ware Malcomb, an award-winning international design firm, announced the celebration of the 45th anniversary of the firm’s founding on April 1, 1972.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced the winners of its 2017 Fiber-Reinforced Concrete Polymer Composites Competition.
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the engineering community around the world comes together in celebration and volunteerism to shine a spotlight on the work done by engineers and inspire the next generation of engineering and technology professionals.
Thornton Tomasetti announced that Ping An Finance Center, the 599-meter supertall tower in Shenzhen, China, for which Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design, has reached completion.
Nine Flatiron employees packed their passports, rolled up their sleeves, and spent two weeks in El Libico, Nicaragua, constructing a much-needed pedestrian bridge.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) introduced its 2017-2018 president, vice president, and four board members during The Concrete Convention and Exposition.
Ware Malcomb announced the third and final phase of construction is underway at The Mix at Harman Campus, a creative office redevelopment project.
McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm serving 10 markets, is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month.
SCA Architecture completed the planning, design, construction documents and construction administration for the newly revamped Gateway Marketplace.
More than 80 structural steel fabrication and erection facilities are being honored with an AISC Safety Award.
ASTM International announced a new group focused on creating standards for non-hydraulic cement.
James H. “Jim” Kleinfelder, P.E., passed away suddenly on March 5, 2017; he was 82 years old.
To help inform architects, engineers, developers, industry professionals, students and interested parties, reThink Wood launched the reThink Wood Research Library.
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) recognized several professionals, groups, and companies for their outstanding contributions and dedication to ACI and the concrete industry.
A newly released white paper commissioned by NSBE, SWE, and WEPAN examines the unique challenges and opportunities black women experience in engineering.
The Steel Framing Alliance (SFA) published an update to “A Guide to Fire and Acoustic Data for Cold-Formed Steel Floor, Wall and Roof Assemblies.”
Thirteen structural steel building projects earned national recognition in the AISC’s 2017 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) released two Requests for Proposal to award multiple contracts and initial task orders for the design and construction of wall prototypes.
The National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) and the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) signed a three-year agreement designed to support the two organizations’ mutual goals with regard to increasing diversity in engineering.
McLaren Engineering Group is expanding to a new office in downtown Orlando to better serve its Florida clients.
Environmental Systems Design, Inc. (ESD) created a new Intelligent Building Group dedicated to helping clients navigate the maze of intelligent building options and solutions.
National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) drafts a new strategic plan to reduce loss of life and property from windstorms.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence.
Although a slim majority of insurance companies providing architects and engineers professional liability insurance saw their rates stabilize in 2016, nearly one in three experienced modest decreases in rates.
The DFI Educational Trust and the DFI Women in Deep Foundations Committee are awarding five grants.
The Portland Cement Association (PCA) urged Congress to reject the “Timber Innovation Act” introduced this week in both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Patricia M. Clayton, Ph.D., an assistant professor with the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering’s Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, is the recipient of AISC’s 2017 Milek Fellowship Award.
The Tilt-Up Concrete Association (TCA) is seeking presentations for the 2017 International Tilt-Up Convention and Expo in Miami, Sept. 28-30, 2017.
The Illinois Tollway is hosting a 2017 Professional Engineering Services Networking Event on Tuesday, March 14, in Downers Grove.
Latitude 33 Planning and Engineering is kicking off 2017 with five new project awards.
Miyamoto International, a global earthquake + structural engineering firm, opened an office in Washington, D.C.
After serving association members and the construction industry for 18 years, Bruce D’Agostino, 67, president/CEO of CMAA, announced plans to retire in 2017.
Modjeski and Masters announced its selection for two projects with the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
Construction of the first phase of an ambitious infrastructure improvement project that will deck over I-395 in the nation’s capital to create space for new businesses and residences was recently completed.
The Senate and House introduced the Timber Innovation Act, which would establish a performance-driven research and development program for advancing tall wood building construction in the United States, among other things.
KAI Design & Build was awarded a consulting contract with St. Louis Community College (STLCC) to design the new Allied Health Center on the college’s Forest Park campus.
ExxonMobil Corporation is expanding its manufacturing capacity along the U.S. Gulf Coast through planned investments of $20 billion over a 10-year period.
Gregory A. Kelly, P.E., president and chief executive officer of the U.S. and Latin America region of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, received the 2017 Foundation Award from the Beverly Willis Architectural Foundation.
Deep Foundations Institute (DFI) announced that Michael Kynett, P.E., levee safety program manager for the Engineering Division of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Sacramento District, is the new chair of the DFI Seepage Control Working Group.
The National Park Service (NPS), Department of the Interior awarded Michael Baker International a five-year, $30 million contract to provide environmental and safety management services to all seven regions of the Park Service
The American Concrete Institute (ACI) announced a new webinar on chemical admixtures for concrete has been scheduled for April 4, 2017, 1:00 pm EDT.
Bentley Systems, Incorporated announced its call for submissions to the 2017 Be Inspired Awards program.
New York is the world’s most expensive city to build in, according to the latest International Construction Costs report published by Arcadis.
The binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region.
The American Council of Engineering Companies of Pennsylvania (ACEC/PA) awarded RETTEW a Diamond Certificate for the State Route 11 Bridge Project.
New technologies are transforming the engineering and construction (E&C) sector at an accelerated pace, according to a new report compiled by the World Economic Forum in collaboration with The Boston Consulting Group.
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) plans to invest more than $2 billion in roadway maintenance and highway and bridge capital projects over the next 10 years through its new Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program.
The largest rezoning project in Manhattan since Hudson Yards in 2004 proposes zoning changes to a 78-block area of Greater East Midtown.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Office of Wastewater Management will be hosting its first webcast of the 2017 Green Infrastructure Webinar Series.
CRB announced that Ryan Schroeder, senior associate and Midwest region leader, will transition to president; Jeff Biskup, a founding partner and the company’s current president, will continue as CEO and board chairman.