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SCS Engineers and CRA/LA renew contract for environmental engineering services

LONG BEACH, CALIF. — SCS Engineers was awarded a renewal to its existing environmental engineering services contract with The Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles (CRA/LA). SCS’s long-standing relationship with CRA/LA dates back to 1998. The contract renewal extends the current contract to October 2012, and increases the budget to $1.5 million.

Kleinfelder acquires InSite Environmental Inc.

SAN DIEGO — Kleinfelder acquired InSite Environmental Inc., a firm headquartered in Stockton, Calif., that offers a diverse set of environmental planning and permitting services. The transaction closed on May 23, 2011, following a long-standing relationship between the two firms.

National Demolition Association inaugurates Environmental Excellence Awards

DOYLESTOWN, PA — The National Demolition Association (NDA) presented the inaugural Environmental Excellence Awards to 11 companies which have performed demolition projects that have had a significant positive impact on the quality of life in the United States and Canada.

Tallahassee expands ISO 14001 environmental management procedures into water and wastewater operations

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. — The city of Tallahassee, Fla., recently expanded its Environmental Management System Registrations with NSF International Strategic Registrations Ltd, as part of the city’s ongoing energy and water conservation efforts. Tallahassee’s ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System registration now includes Tallahassee’s Divisions of Water Quality, Wastewater Collection, and Wastewater Treatment Operations.

AECOM develops EMAP GIS application for environmental projects

LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation developed an information technology tool that it said improves the efficiency and accuracy of field data collection while reducing environmental management project costs for clients. Environmental Mobile Application for Projects (EMAP) is a customized geographic information systems (GIS) application that allows field technicians to remotely collect, edit, analyze, report and store digital data required for environmental permitting. 

Survey reveals lack of employee diversity at A/E/P and environmental consulting firms

FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. — The A/E/P and environmental consulting industry remains mostly white and male-dominated due to a set of reasons ranging from archaic hiring practices to fewer minorities seeking careers in the field, The Zweig Letter (TZL) revealed in a report March 21. According to an online survey of human resources professionals in the architecture, engineering, planning and environmental consulting fields, more than half of respondents described their firm as “not very diverse, with less than one third of employees being minorities.”

CH2M HILL improves internal environmental performance for sixth year

DENVER — CH2M HILL has improved its internal environmental management systems for the sixth consecutive year.

MACTEC selected to provide environmental engineering design and permit support for New England solar...

WAKEFIELD, MASS. —” MACTEC will be providing engineering design and permit support for the design/installation of a $10 million solar power project. The 2.4-megawatt solar panel array will be constructed on a closed landfill in the town of Scituate, Mass.

Missouri American Water announces 2011 Environmental Grant Program

JOPLIN, MO. — Missouri American Water announced today that the application process is now open for its 2011 Environmental Grant Program to support innovative, community-based environmental projects that improve, restore, or protect watersheds and community drinking water supplies.

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