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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.

ABC’s Construction Backlog Indicator hits a new high

Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator (CBI) expanded to 9.67 months during the fourth quarter of 2017 — its highest level ever and a 2.25 percent increase from the prior quarter.

February residential construction stats released

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development jointly announced the following new residential construction statistics for February 2018.

Engineering licensing survey

Harbor Compliance is seeking professional input on engineering licensing through a confidential, online survey. The brief survey takes less than 3 minutes to complete. Survey respondents can enter a drawing to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Louis Berger and Berger Charitable Foundation support youth participation in 2018 Cities and Climate...

Louis Berger and the Berger Charitable Foundation supported youth participation in the 2018 Cities IPCC Cities and Climate Change Science Conference that featured presentations and workshops to highlight and inspire research on climate change and cities.

Deadline extended for 2018 Rising Stars nominations

Civil + Structural Engineer extended the deadline to midnight, March 18, to submit nominations for the seventh annual Rising Stars in Civil + Structural Engineering, recognizing younger professionals whose exceptional technical capability, leadership ability, effective teaching or research, or public service has benefited the civil or structural engineering professions, their employers, project owners, and society.

D. Wayne Klotz receives water resources engineering award

D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., ENV SP, D.WRE, F.EWRI, received the 2018 AAWRE Outstanding Practitioner in Water Resources Engineering Award by the American Academy of Water Resources Engineers (AAWRE), a subsidiary of the American Society of Civil Engineers.

Construction employment growth surges in February

February was the best month for construction employment gains since March 2007, according to Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) analysis of the latest employment report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
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