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Merrick announces changes within leadership team

Merrick & Company announced changes to the firm’s leadership team effective April 1, 2018.

University of Pittsburgh names new dean for Swanson School of Engineering

James R. Martin II, the Bob Benmosche Professor and Chair of the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering at Clemson University, has been named dean of the University of Pittsburgh’s Swanson School of Engineering.

Stewart raises $3,141 on Pi Day to send 12 students to engineering camps

Stewart, an interdisciplinary design, engineering and planning firm, raised $3,141 on Pi Day, March 14, to send a total of 12 elementary- to high school-aged students to engineering summer camps across North Carolina.

National League of Cities: City priorities shine through FY18 omnibus spending bill

The recently enacted omnibus appropriations bill maintains or increases funding for key programs that cities use to fund infrastructure, economic development and public safety, among others, according to the National League of Cities.

New construction starts recede in February

At a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $708.1 billion, new construction starts in February slipped 3 percent from the previous month, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. The reduced activity in February followed a 2 percent decline in January, as the early months of 2018 are showing some loss of momentum after the 12 percent increase reported back in December.

Architecture billings continue to hold positive in 2018

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) is reporting an increase in architecture firm billings for February from its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), with several key segments showing an encouraging outlook for 2018.

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. acquires KBGE

Civil & Environmental Consultants, Inc. (CEC) acquired civil engineering firm KBGE. With this acquisition, CEC will expand its operations in Austin, Texas, and add an office in Oklahoma City.

Michigan’s top projects recognized at ACEC/M Excellence Awards ceremony

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently honored firms for engineering and surveying excellence during the association’s annual Engineering and Surveying Excellence Awards ceremony.

FTCH named 2018 ACEC/M ‘Firm of the Year’

The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently presented the 2018 member “Firm of the Year” award to Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber, Inc. (FTCH) headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich.

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