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SmithGroupJJR opens office in San Diego

SmithGroupJJR, one of the nation's largest integrated design firms, expanded its national presence with the opening of an office in San Diego. This is the 10th U.S. office for the firm, in addition to its location in Shanghai, China.

Construction spending up in September; down on a YOY basis

Nonresidential construction spending rose 0.5 percent in September, totaling $698.1 billion on a seasonally adjusted basis, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau. However, nonresidential construction spending is down 2.9 percent on a year-over-year (YOY) basis

CTL|Thompson Founder Bob Thompson recognized for 50-year legacy

CTL|Thompson founder Bob Thompson has been named as the 2017 recipient of the ENR Mountain States Legacy Award. CTL|Thompson is the largest full-service geotechnical, structural, environmental and materials engineering firm headquartered in Denver.

Webinar: ARTBA 2018 U.S. transportation construction market forecast

American Road & Transportation Builder Association (ARTBA) Chief Economist Dr. Alison Premo Black will provide her 2018 national transportation construction market forecast during a 75-minute webinar on Nov. 30 at 12 p.m. Eastern.

ARTBA Foundation launches Transportation Construction Safety Center

Jobsite safety of the men and women who build and maintain America’s transportation infrastructure — as well as that of those who travel through work zones — has been a top priority for the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) since its founding in 1902. The ARTBA Foundation is taking that commitment to the next level with the launch of a new Transportation Construction Safety Center online.

Haskell’s COO James O’Leary appointed president

In September, Haskell, a global architecture, engineering, construction (AEC) and consulting firm, appointed James 'Jim' O’Leary President. O’Leary, who will retain his Chief Operating Officer (COO) title, succeeds Steve Halverson, who has held the position of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the past 18 years.

Tim Gould, PE, promoted to president of Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC

Ahtna, Inc. announced that Timothy F. Gould, PE, has been promoted to president of subsidiary Ahtna Engineering Services, LLC. His experience spans 27 years in the consulting and construction markets with responsibilities nationwide and in the Pacific region.

Business and licensing compliance essentials for engineering firms offering post-hurricane recovery services

This year’s hurricanes have devastated numerous areas throughout the United States and engineers will be needed to assess the damage, clean up and rebuild for years to come. However, these emergency conditions do not free engineers and engineering firms from having to meet local licensing and business authorization requirements.

CMAA elects 2017-2018 officers

Christopher Payne, PE, CCM, executive vice president and chief operating officer of MBP, became chair of the Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) at the Association’s National Conference and Trade Show in Washington, D.C.

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