Civil + Structural Engineering News

christopher consultants acquires oldest engineering firm in Virginia

christopher consultants, ltd. acquired Paciulli, Simmons & Associates, Ltd. (PSA), a civil engineering, surveying and land planning firm, effective January 31, 2017. PSA, headquartered in Leesburg, Va., has been recognized as the oldest business in the Washington Metropolitan area.

Gift to UMass Amherst expands training and research for building design and fabrication

A significant in-kind gift from Trimble will expand the University of Massachusetts Amherst’s leadership in training and research in 3D building design, digital fabrication and the sustainable built environment.

AEC TECH NEWS: Pinpoint author Greg Milner to keynote Carlson User Conference

The first time a Global Positioning System signal was received was in 1977. Now GPS is ubiquitous. In the introduction to his 2016 book Pinpoint — How GPS is changing technology, culture, and our minds, Greg Milner writes, “Nearly every spot on earth has a line of sight to at least four GPS satellites at all times.”

AEC TECH NEWS: International LiDAR Mapping Forum 2017 conference program announced

The organizers of International LiDAR Mapping Forum (ILMF), a technical conference and expo covering the newest airborne, terrestrial and underwater LiDAR as well as emerging remote-sensing and data collection tools and technologies, announced the 2017 conference program and presenters.

Michael Baker International completes Phase 1 of revitalization project to reconnect Pittsburgh’s Hill District with downtown

Michael Baker International announced the completion of Phase I (Element I) of a multi-phase, design-services contract to establish the infrastructure for the sustainable redevelopment of the 28-acre site of Pittsburgh’s former Civic (Mellon) Arena. This infrastructure reestablishes a street grid that provides a historic first step reconnecting Hill District neighborhoods that have been separated since the 1950s, with downtown Pittsburgh.

AEC TECH NEWS: Sentera signs North American Distribution Agreement with Dynamic UAV Solutions

Sentera, LLC, a global provider of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), sensors, and data management platforms, signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Dynamic UAV Solutions North America, LLC, a new distributor in the commercial UAV space for the mapping, construction, survey, and agricultural, inspection, mining, public safety, and landfill industries.

CALYX Engineers + Consultants: A new chapter

calyx engineers + consultants

In March, Raleigh, N.C.-based engineering firm Mulkey announced that it changed its name to CALYX Engineers + Consultants. The rebranding was in response to a new chapter in the company’s history, marked by the retirement of founder Barbara Mulkey. Beginning with a focus on transportation engineering, the 23-year-old firm has expanded to include comprehensive civil, […]

McKim & Creed contracts with New York District COE on coastline surveys

McKim & Creed, Inc. was given notice to proceed on beach profiles and coastline surveys to be conducted along the New York shoreline for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District. The contracts include a beach profile, topographic survey and utility survey for a 6.7-mile area of Long Beach Island, New York; a condition survey of 19 miles of Great South Bay, New York; and hydrographic surveys of Patchogue River and the Glen Cove Creek Federal Navigation Channel.

CTDOT to test UAV for bridge inspection

As part of the Connecticut Department of Transportations (CTDOT’s) ongoing mission to improve and evaluate its operations and to assess the usefulness and functionality of new technologies, on Tuesday, August 23, 2016, the department will use an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to perform limited visual bridge inspection tasks on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge.

Preble-Rish joining Dewberry

Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announced the acquisition of Preble-Rish. The 120-person full-service consulting engineering and surveying firm is well known throughout the Florida Panhandle and coastal Alabama for its strong relationships with clients and communities. Preble-Rish will continue to operate from its 15 locations in the region and maintain its current management.

Maser Consulting P.A. announces new leadership structure

Richard M. Maser, founder of Maser Consulting P.A., announced that the firm made a strategic change in its leadership. While maintaining his role as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the firm, he is passing the company presidency to Kevin L. Haney, PE and has advanced long-time director, Leonardo E. Ponzio, PLS to the position of Executive Vice President.

Michigans top engineering and surveying projects recognized at annual ACEC Excellence Awards Ceremony

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the associations annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony. This years most prestigious award the Engineering Eminent Conceptor Award went to the team of HNTB Michigan (Detroit), Parsons Brinckerhoff Michigan (Detroit) and Great Lakes Engineering Group (Lansing), for the 96fix project.

HAKS celebrates 25th anniversary in 2016

HAKS, a 650-person, full-service consulting firm, is celebrating its 25th year of continuous operation in 2016. Headquartered in the heart of New York Citys financial district, HAKS maintains 14 branch offices 13 along the Eastern seaboard and one in Houston as well as international offices in India and Bahrain.

DelDOT performing preliminary work for Diverging Diamond Interchange

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announced that, as part of the State Route 1 Widening Program, members of its design team will be performing some land surveying, field walks and studying of soil conditions within the vicinity of the State Route 1 and Route 72 junction in preparation for the construction of the Diverging Diamond Interchange (DDI) at this intersection.

CTDOT to test UAV for bridge inspection

On Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2015, the Connecticut Department of Transportation (CTDOT) will use an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to perform limited visual bridge inspection tasks on the Gold Star Memorial Bridge. The testing process will gauge the ability of the UAV to provide access to as well as to photograph areas of the northbound bridge that are typically difficult to reach via traditional means such as snooper-trucks or ropes and climbers.