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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.

Diversions: Black and white

Photo courtesy of Ryan McGuire ( By Andy Sciarabba, P.E. Rules, rules, rules! We were told we had to follow them. Some of us rebelled against...

Project Profitability: Critical staffing shortage

By Howard Birnberg  A recent survey conducted by the Association for Project Managers (APM) notes a dramatic shortage of project managers and technical staff at...

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.

JQ Engineering lends volunteers, pro-bono engineering services for post-Harvey needs

With post-Harvey damage still being assessed and prioritized, team members from JQ’s offices throughout Texas stepped up to help.

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