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AISC releases Certification Standard for Steel Fabrication, Erection and Manufacturing of Metal Components

The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) released Certification Standard for Steel Fabrication and Erection, and Manufacturing of Metal Components (AISC 207-16), which brings together provisions from four existing standards related to steel building fabrication, steel bridge fabrication, steel erection and metal component manufacturing.

ERI and Stantec selected to inspect 6,000 bridges in Saudi Arabia

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Transport awarded Stantec and partner Engineering and Research International (ERI) the inspection and evaluation of all 6,000 bridges and structures for their national highway system.

Andrew Consulting Engineers wins Honorable Mention from ICRI for parking deck repairs

Andrew Consulting Engineers was recently honored with a 2017 Project of the Year Honorable Mention from the Carolinas Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) for repairs made to the concrete parking deck of the Shell Island Resort in Wrightsville Beach, N.C.

NYCDDC selects Dewberry to review resilience guidelines

The New York City Department of Design and Construction (NYCDDC) in association with the Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency (ORR) selected Dewberry to provide preliminary design review services for development and testing of preliminary Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines on city capital projects.
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LEO A DALY transforms former school buildings into mini-campus for teacher training

Construction is underway on Education Village, a state-of-the-art mini-campus for teacher education at Winona State University in Winona, Minn. The $25.2 million project repurposes three former school buildings, creating a new section of campus and home of the College of Education.

Train stations gain ADA compliance with FRP mini-high platforms

When the concrete platform at a Billerica, Mass., commuter rail station collapsed in 2015, the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) closed its North and South mini-high handicap accessible platforms at its West Natick Station. MBTA needed a high-performance, corrosion-resistant replacement for the structures.

TAMC selects LAN as part of construction management team for Salinas Rail Extension

The Transportation Authority of Monterey County (TAMC) selected civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as part of the construction management team for the initial phase of Salinas Rail Extension.

Salt Lake City hosts ACI Convention

More than 2,000 engineers, architects, contractors, educators, manufacturers, and material representatives from around the world are expected to convene at the The Grand America Hotel & The Little America Hotel, Salt Lake City, March 25-29, 2018, to collaborate on concrete codes, specifications, and practices.

PennDOT, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners to open 390th bridge

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and its development partner, Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners (PWKP), expect to finish the 2017 construction season with the opening of its 390th bridge this week. When this multi-year project is completed, PennDOT will have replaced 558 structurally deficient bridges with its Rapid Bridge Replacement Project.
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