Autodesk announces AEC Excellence Awards finalists
Co-sponsors Autodesk, HP, Construction Dive and Smart Cities Dive announced the 2017 AEC Excellence Awards finalists. The competition showcases global projects that have embraced connected BIM technologies in the categories of Infrastructure, Building, Construction, and Sustainability.
70 percent of contractors report hard time finding workers
Seventy percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America.
Schaefer appoints new president
Schaefer announced Greg Riley, PE, SE, as its new president. Riley, a professional structural engineer at Schaefer for the past 22 years, started with the firm after college and accepted leadership roles as team leader, operations leader and vice president before attaining the nomination as the firm’s next president.
Online tool kit helps safety managers navigate silica dangers
3M’s latest online informational tool kit focuses on silica, specifically the OSHA Respirable Crystalline Silica in Construction Regulation released in March 2016 (29 CFR 1926.1153).
WSP acquires Willoughby Engineering
WSP acquired Willoughby Engineering, a 10-person mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) and building performance firm based in Chicago with an office in Dallas.
JQ Engineering moves to bigger office in Austin
JQ relocated its Austin office to accommodate the firm’s growth in Central Texas.
Michael Baker expands with first Michigan office
Michael Baker International announced the company’s expansion into Michigan with the opening of its first Detroit-based office.
Exp names president and COO
Exp, a North-American engineering, architecture, design and consulting services firm, named Mark Dvorak as its new President in addition to his current role as Chief Operating Officer.
CFMA adds two chapters
The Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA) announced the formation of two new chapters, bringing its total number of chapters across North America to 97.