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Brown and Caldwell selected to lead Colorado water development study

The Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District and other stakeholders selected Brown and Caldwell to lead the South Platte Regional Water Development Study. In the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains, the South Platte River Basin, home to most of the state’s population, is challenged with the greatest projected water supply gap of any of Colorado’s river basins.

Gannett Fleming Acquires SAGE Engineers

Gannett Fleming acquired California-based geotechnical company SAGE Engineers Inc. This marks the fourth acquisition for Gannett Fleming in seven months and the second in California.

Colorado State University Expands Curriculum for Integrated Digital Construction with Trimble Technologies

Trimble awarded a significant in-kind gift to the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University (CSU) that will expand the University’s leadership in training and research for 3D building design, construction management, digital fabrication, civil infrastructure, geomatics and the sustainable built environment.

SmithGroup Merges with Paulien & Associates, Expands to Denver

SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, completed a merger with Denver-based higher education planning firm, Paulien & Associates. The addition of a location in Denver increases the company’s footprint to 14 offices across the U.S. and China.

AWC applauds Utah’s recognition of tall mass timber

American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement of support following the Utah governor’s signature on legislation to require the state’s Uniform Building Code Commission to recommend building standards for use of mass timber in residential and commercial building construction.

Structural Focus’ Samuel Mengelkoch Becomes EERI Southern California Chapter’s Newest President

Samuel Mengelkoch, S.E., was appointed President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Southern California Chapter. EERI is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists.

Paine Field, Snohomish County Airport Wins NCPPP Innovation Project Award

The National Council for Public-Private Partnerships’ (NCPPP) named Paine Field, Snohomish County Airport the recipient of the 2019 Innovation Project Award. Paine Field is the first privately funded, built and operated passenger terminal in the U.S. as a result of a uniquely structured public-private partnership (P3).

Designs by Trailblazing African-American Architect Paul Revere Williams Resurrected

Two buildings designed by critically acclaimed African-American architect Paul Revere Williams, FAIA, are under renovation at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).  Williams overcame racial biases during an era of profound social inequality and gained notoriety for designing celebrity homes in Southern California and spearheading several landmark projects. 

The Oso (SR 530) Landslide in Washington — Five Years Later

The Oso landslide, also known as the SR 530 landslide, occurred in northwest Washington state on March 22, 2014, leading to devastating loss of life and destruction of property. Oso was emblematic of a worst-case landslide scenario. As such, U.S. Geological Survey scientists have identified it as a key geological-hydrological event that can help explain and inform our understanding of the potential effects of landslides in other settings.
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