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Colorado HPTE Celebrates 10 Years of Mobility Improvements

The Colorado High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) celebrates its 10th year of progress in accelerating mobility for the state. HPTE pursues delivery options to accelerate construction schedules, increase scope of projects and reduce risk for taxpayers.

Ware Malcomb Announces Construction is Complete on Katella Office Campus Renovation

Ware Malcomb announced that construction is complete on the exterior renovation of Katella Office Campus in Los Alamitos, Calif. Ware Malcomb designed the new exterior architecture of the front entry locations of both buildings using new aluminum composite metal panels and glazing.

Jacobs Designs Resilient Solution for Flood Ravaged Mountain Corridor

Floods across the Front Range in the fall of 2013 caused widespread damage to critical infrastructure. In the Big Thompson River canyon, floods destroyed more than 10 miles of the US 34 roadway embankment. The Colorado Department of Transportation committed to completing emergency, temporary repairs, followed by a flexible and resilient permanent solution — for which they engaged Jacobs.

BuroHappold Event Seeks to Make a ‘Collective Impact’

Now in its third year, BuroHappold’s “Collective Impact” speaker series invites experts and concerned citizens to the firm’s L.A. office, where they speak to attendees about their work to advance sustainability initiatives.

Fluor Breaks Ground on LAX Automated People Mover

Fluor Corporation announced that its LAX Integrated Express Solutions (LINXS) joint venture team broke ground on the Los Angeles International Airport’s (LAX) Automated People Mover project for Los Angeles World Airports. Fluor and its partners are set to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the $4.9 billion project over the next 30 years.

Coastal Modeling Helps Prioritize Planning and Mitigation Efforts Due to Rising Seas and Storms

New U.S. Geological Survey-led coastal modeling research presents state, federal, and commercial entities with varying storm and sea level-rise scenarios to assist with planning for future infrastructure and mitigation needs along the California coast.

3D Printing Selected to Manufacture Complex Exterior Wall Components

Walters & Wolf, a commercial cladding company, engaged 3Diligent to manufacture 140 unique exterior curtain wall nodes that Walters & Wolf designed to deliver the iconic exterior look and feel of the upcoming Rainier Square Tower in Seattle.

Study Offers Insights on Wind Development Costs, Taxes

A new analysis of state taxation policies regarding wind energy in the West shows New Mexico is the lowest-cost state for wind farm development, followed by Montana, Colorado and Wyoming. The study, released by the University of Wyoming’s Center for Energy Economics and Public Policy, takes into account wind resource estimates, construction and labor costs, and tax policies.
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Jacobs to Continue Program Management for the National Western Center

Jacobs received a contract extension to continue as program manager for future phases of the City and County of Denver's National Western Center campus redevelopment program.
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