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Celebrating careers in construction

Careers in Construction Month is gaining momentum with 24 states already proclaiming this nationwide celebration of the career opportunities in the construction industry. Founded by NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative, Careers in Construction Month occurs every October to increase public awareness and inspire the next generation of construction craft professionals.

CHA Consulting acquires PDT Architects

CHA Consulting, Inc. (CHA) acquired PDT Architects (PDT), a full-service, community-based architectural, interior design, and planning firm of 25 employees based in Portland, Maine.

Illinois Tollway awards nearly $107.5 million in contracts

The Illinois Tollway Board of Directors approved two new construction contracts and 10 new professional engineering service contracts totaling nearly $107.5 million at its September meeting, including six design contracts to support the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) rebuilding project.

Nonresidential construction spending stabilizes in August

Nonresidential construction spending expanded 0.5 percent in August, totaling $691.8 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis, according to an analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau by Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). Though this represents an improvement from July’s total ($688.2 billion), nonresidential spending remains 3.4 percent below its year-ago level.

John McAdams named recipient of 2017 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award

John R. McAdams, Founder & Chairman of McAdams – a North Carolina-based engineering and design firm, has been named the 2017 Jerry Allen Courage in Leadership Award winner by Zweig Group. 

Jacobs sells interest in Neste Jacobs Oy

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. sold its 40 percent interest in Finland-based Neste Jacobs Oy to the Neste Corporation.

US DOT Secretary Chao addresses regulatory reform at AASHTO Annual Meeting

U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao discussed the advances the Department has made in addressing regulatory reform, discretionary grant programs, and the technology of the future at the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority, CH2M reach settlement agreement

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (Mobility Authority) reached a settlement agreement with the MoPac Improvement Project contractor, CH2M. The two parties had been engaged in dispute resolution talks aimed at settling various legal claims connected to the project’s extended delays.

ASCE Illinois Section announces 2017 award winners

The Illinois Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announced its 2017 award winners.
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