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Manhattan Construction Company Recognized as Top Safety Leader Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors

TULSA, OK — Manhattan Construction Co. announces it has earned a National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which was presented at the 34th annual Excellence in Construction Awards during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

Manhattan Construction Co. received a Pinnacle Award, the safety awards program’s …

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, releases its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked No. 1, based on LEED-certified gross square …

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Carolinas AGC Honors Construction Leaders

CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolinas AGC announces the CAGC 2023 Hall of Fame and Hall of Fame Legacy winners. The awards honor individuals, including those who have passed, who are making or made extraordinary contributions over their careers to Carolinas AGC, the construction industry, and the community they serve.

CAGC Hall …
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DBIA Announces Projects in Virginia, South Carolina, Washington, D.C., and Maryland as National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Award Winners

The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) announces the winners of the 2023 National Design-Build Project/Team Merit Awards. A total of 62 projects from across the United States were submitted for consideration in 10 different categories. The submissions underwent evaluation by a panel of industry experts.

“With the continued growth of …

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Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Wins Innovation of the Year Award from ARTBA

MANASSAS, VA — The Transform 66 Outside the Beltway project was named the 2023 Public-Private Partnership (P3) Project of the Year in the Innovation of the Year category by the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The nation’s oldest transportation-related construction group recognized the innovative partnership between I-66 Express …

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Projects in North Carolina and Virginia Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation (DOT) projects in North Carolina and Virginia won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in …

Maryland State Highway Administration Wins Two National Asphalt Awards

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration has received two 2022 Perpetual Pavement Awards from the Asphalt Pavement Alliance, a national coalition promoting the asphalt industry. In the organization’s annual awards, the agency earned honors in both Performance and Design categories.

The Asphalt Pavement Alliance …

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AISI Announces Snyder as Vice President, Construction Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) announces the selection of Dan Snyder as its new Vice President, Construction Program. He is responsible for leadership of AISI’s construction programs, including commercial buildings, codes and standards, and transportation/infrastructure. Snyder was formerly Senior Director of Business Development at AISI. …

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ARA Participates in the Celebration of Construction on the National Mall Event

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Rental Association (ARA) highlighted the role of rental at the Celebration of Construction on the National Mall event in Washington, D.C. The ARA was one of 17 partnering organizations that joined forces to tell the construction industry story.

In partnership with the Association of Equipment …

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CTBUH Honors 2050 M Street Project in Washington, DC with Two Best Tall Building Awards

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces its 2023 Award of Excellence winners, honoring more than 100 projects in sustainable vertical urbanism from around the world. The awards recognize achievements in over 20 categories and subcategories, including Best Tall Building; Best Tall Non-Building; Innovation; Urban Habitat; Repositioning; …

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Manhattan Construction Company Honored as Top Safety Leader by Associated Builders and Contractors

TULSA, OK — Manhattan Construction Company (Manhattan) announces it has earned a National Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), presented at the 33rd annual Excellence in Construction Awards during ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

Manhattan won the Pinnacle Award for its forward-looking safety program. This is the …

Carolinas' Contractors Earn Construction Safety Excellence Awards

CHARLOTTE, NC — Seven Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) members won 2023 Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA), presented recently at the AGC of America's Annual Convention in Las Vegas.

"Congratulations to our Carolinas AGC Members who received these major AGC of America Safety Honors at a time when safety is …

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Carolinas AGC Celebrates 2022 Pinnacle Awards and Construction Excellence Awards

CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolinas AGC (CAGC) has bestowed the 2022 CAGC Pinnacle Awards to six construction projects that enhance their communities, and the Build with the Best Pinnacle Award to an individual who continually partners with the construction industry with great success. In addition, four projects won Construction Excellence Awards, …

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Projects in Washington, D.C. and Maryland Receive Build America Awards from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

S.T. Wooten Corp. Wins National Airport Paving Award

HAVELOCK, NC — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces S.T. Wooten Corp. of Wilson, North Carolina, as the winner of the 2022 Ray Brown Asphalt Pavement Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. S.T. Wooten Corp. was recognized at a ceremony during NAPA’s 2023 Annual Meeting in …

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Virginia Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C Grade

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — The Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the 2022 Report Card for Virginia's Infrastructure, with 11 categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a C. That means Virginia’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition and requires attention. Virginia is a step …

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North Carolina Project Earns USACE Savannah District Military Construction Team Top-Level Award

FORT BRAGG, NC — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District, Military Construction team took home the Gold for the American Concrete Pavement Association’s Military Airports award category during a ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, for the Pope Army Airfield runway reconstruction project that was completed within 120 …

Balfour Beatty Honored with Eagle Awards, Project of the Year by Associated Builders and Contractors of the Carolinas

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of the Carolinas honors Balfour Beatty with three 2022 Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Awards for delivering Charlotte Country Day School’s New Cannon Campus, Redline Design Group’s Upfit, and The Beach Company’s The Jasper. The Jasper was also named the General …

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HGA Wins Two AIA Northern Virginia Design Awards

WINCHESTER, VA — Honoring outstanding architectural design and planning, the annual American Institute of Architects (AIA) Northern Virginia Honor Awards program acknowledges HGA’s design excellence in government and institutional architecture for the General Services Administration (GSA). 

The two award-winning buildings include: 

Arthur J. Altmeyer Social Security Administration Building
The …

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Four Projects in Virginia, West Virginia, and South Carolina Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Four state department of transportation projects in Virginia, West Virginia, and South Carolina won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a …

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Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects As Most Contractors Struggle To Fill Open Positions

Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on time and on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and …

Cantwell Selected to Head the NCCCO Foundation

FAIRFAX, VA — Thomas (T.J.) Cantwell has been named Executive Director of the NCCCO Foundation. He will take over from current Chief Executive, Graham Brent.

Cantwell is currently Administrator (Executive Director) of the Physical Therapy Compact Commission headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. He brings to the foundation more than …

USGBC National Capital Region Celebrates Project and Leader Awards

WASHINGTON D.C. — After two years online, USGBC National Capital Region recently returned for an in-person A Midsummer Night’s Green celebration at the Arena Stage in Washington, D.C. Industry leaders and sustainability advocates from across the region gathered to honor the recipients of the 2022 Community Leader Awards, which recognize …

SEAA Celebrates 50 Years of Serving Reinforcing and Structural Steel Erectors

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) recently kicked off its 50th anniversary at the conclusion of its 2022 Convention & Trade Show in Charleston, South Carolina, with a celebration on the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier.

In the beginning, the association was a regional group known as …

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Revitte as New Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that Lisa Revitte has joined as Chief Operating Officer, supporting both USGBC and Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI). In this newly created role, Revitte will support business leaders in a variety of areas including facilities, finance, human resources, legal, and …

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Reed Recognized with AIA’s 2022 Young Architects Award

BALTIMORE, MD — Nakita Reed, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, NOMA, an Associate with Quinn Evans, has been selected by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to receive a 2022 Young Architects Award. The national award is presented to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional leadership and made significant …

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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP's 50 Years of Serving the Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating news and social media coverage of …

Choate Construction Company of Charlotte, North Carolina, Named Nation’s Safest Construction Company by AGC

CHARLOTTE, NC — Choate Construction Company was recognized for having the nation’s best construction safety and wellness plan in 2021 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

"Safety and health is the No. 1 priority for the construction industry, and it’s important that we recognize our member companies for …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

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ACEC Virginia Recognizes Dewberry with Five Engineering Excellence Awards

FAIRFAX, VA — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Virginia chapter announces the winners of its 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards. Among those recognized was Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.

The Alaska Statewide Mapping project received the Pinnacle Award and the Grand Award. …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Maryland and North Carolina

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Several HDR projects in Maryland and North Carolina received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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Balfour Beatty, Branch Civil Honored by Carolinas AGC with Pinnacle Award for Best Heavy-Highway Project

MAYSVILLE, NC — Balfour Beatty and joint venture partner, Branch Civil, were honored by the Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) with its Pinnacle Award for the successful delivery of North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) US 17 Maysville Bypass project in Maysville, North Carolina. The project was named …

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Opportunity for Change

During the week of March 6-12, 2022, the industry recognizes and celebrates Women in Construction Week (WIC Week). The first WIC Week was proclaimed in honor of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in September 1960 by Amarillo, Texas, Mayor A.F. Madison. As an international association, NAWIC leadership …

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Van Liew, Chief of East Campus Integrated Program Office, Awarded Engineer of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD — Daria Van Liew, Chief of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, East Campus Integrated Program Office is the recipient of the 2021 Headquarters Lt. Gen. Elvin “Vald” Heiberg, the third, Engineer of the Year Award.

Prior to managing multi-billion-dollar complex design and construction …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

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Seipp Receives CWEA Golden Raindrop Award

BALTIMORE, MD — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Jessica Seipp, PMP, has received the Chesapeake Water Environment Association (CWEA) Golden Raindrop Award. The award recognizes a member of CWEA who has shown personal service to the organization while working to promote stormwater management understanding, …

Contractor from Virginia Receives 2021 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Awards

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — A transportation construction company from Virginia was recognized for its outstanding employee safety program during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Annual Convention, held in Pinehurst, North Carolina. W-L Construction & Paving, Inc. from Chilhowie, Virginia, won in the under 500,000 personnel hours category. …

Martin Marietta CEO Nye Elected ARTBA Chair

RALEIGH, NC — Ward Nye, Chairman and CEO of North Carolina-based Martin Marietta, has been elected 2021-2022 Chair of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA). The announcement was made during ARTBA’s national convention held in Pinehurst, North Carolina.

Nye has been Chairman of Martin Marietta since …

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HNTB Promotes Lester to Office Leader in Arlington, Virginia

ARLINGTON, VA — Chris Lester, PE, an industry veteran with nearly 30 years of public and private sector experience, has been promoted to Office Leader for HNTB Corporation’s Arlington, Virginia, office.

Lester most recently served as Deputy Office Leader overseeing more than 250 professionals and the expansion from …

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Carolinas AGC Earns National Awards for PR Campaign and Workforce Development Efforts

CHARLOTTE, NC — Carolinas AGC announces the organization was among a small group of AGC chapters from across the country honored with 2021 Chapter Awards at the 2021 AGC National and Chapter Leadership Conference, which took place September 19-20 in Orlando, Florida. Carolinas AGC was awarded two of the seven …

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Henrico County’s Mental Health East Center Wins USGBC Climate Champion Award

RICHMOND, VA — The Henrico County Mental Health and Developmental Services (MHDS) East Center was recently recognized as a USGBC Virginia Community Leader Award recipient: 2021 Climate Champion Award. These awards recognize local excellence in high-performance building design, environmental stewardship, community impact, and volunteerism.

VHB treats sustainability as an integral …

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Dewberry’s Desai Appointed to ACEC/MD Executive Committee

BALTIMORE, MD — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Department Manager Nimish Desai, PE, ENV SP, has been appointed to the American Council of Engineering Companies - Maryland (ACEC/MD) executive committee as a Director. He will serve a three-year term.

Desai has more than 20 …

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ABC Welcomes Domally as New Chief Financial Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors announces P. Bianca Domally has joined the association as Chief Financial Officer.

“ABC is thrilled to welcome Bianca to the team,” said Michael Bellaman, ABC President and CEO. “In addition to her nearly 35 years of financial experience, Bianca brings with her …

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Rosendin Promotes Jachimski to Division Manager

HANOVER, MD — Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company, announces Brandon Jachimski as the new Division Manager in Maryland. Jachimski will lead Rosendin’s Maryland office, which is known for its work on Exelon’s corporate headquarters at the Inner Harbor, Kaiser Permanente’s capital program, National Institutes of Health building modernization, …

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Project in South Carolina Receives Honorable Mention for the SEAA Project of the Year Awards

SUNNY ISLES, FL — A project in Charleston, South Carolina, has been named a recipient in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection contract. Honorable …

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ABC Announces Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces that Tia Perry, formerly ABC’s Director of Business Development and Partnerships, will now serve as its Director of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equity in support of ABC’s 69 chapters and 21,000 members. Perry is based in Washington, D.C.

Bringing with her …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

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SmithGroup Awards Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarships

WASHINGTON, D.C. — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has named the recipients of the 2021 SmithGroup Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarships. Now in its fourth year, this program was established to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, and engineering. …

A Snapshot of the Demolition Industry and Trends for 2021

The demolition process involves an unimaginable breadth of products and services to meet the needs of clients and communities. From structural demolition and dismantlement to industrial recovery and C&D recycling, from specialized rigging and landfilling to insurance services and equipment manufacturing, from general contracting and architectural salvage to facilities decontamination, …

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Schnabel Engineering Promotes Yeatts to Senior Associate

GLEN ALLEN, VA — Chadd W. Yeatts, PE was recently promoted to Senior Associate/Senior Vice President at Schnabel Engineering. Yeatts will continue leading Schnabel’s Power and Energy pursuit team, helping expand the firm’s presence within the industry.

Yeatts has over 23 years of industry experience but has worked with …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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Stantec Earns Top Engineering Design Award for North Carolina’s First Continuous Flow Intersection

CHARLOTTE, NC — Stantec has earned a top engineering design award for work supporting Corning Optical in accommodating increased traffic around the development of its new headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The global design firm was recognized with The Grand Conceptor award — the top prize — by the American …

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ABC 2020 Review and 2021 Construction Economic Forecast

Despite chronic difficulties sustained by contractors and others with securing human capital in January 2020, the nation added 214,000 net new jobs. It followed that up with an even more blistering 251,000 jobs in February.

For 113 consecutive months, the nation had added jobs – an unprecedented winning streak in …

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HDR Projects in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina Receive National Recognition

NORFOLK, VA — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized HDR projects in Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina with national awards. The three projects were winners of the Grand Award, Honor Award, and National Recognition Award.

Grand Award
Virginia Initiative Plant Nutrient Reduction Improvement, Norfolk, Virginia

HDR’s Virginia …

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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

Balfour Beatty Receives EIC Eagle Award for Parker Poe Interior Buildout Project

CHARLOTTE, NC — Balfour Beatty has been recognized by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC), Carolinas Chapter with its Excellence in Construction (EIC) Eagle Award for Parker Poe law firm’s interior buildout project.

Parker Poe’s interior buildout project features a 83,000-square-foot, three-floor upfit for the law firm’s newly relocated headquarters …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Steve Klessig, Keller Inc., to serve as the 2021 ABC National Chair during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stephanie Schmidt, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected Chair-Elect, and Milton …

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USGBC North Carolina and USGBC South Carolina Share Sustainable Business Awards Winners

RALEIGH, NC — The U.S. Green Building Council of North Carolina and the U.S. Green Building Council of South Carolina communities share the 2020 Carolinas Sustainable Business Awards winners.

The Sustainable Business Awards promote and recognize excellence in sustainable design, environmental stewardship, and community impact, and highlight the green building …

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USGBC North Carolina and South Carolina Announce 2020 Carolinas Sustainable Business Awards Finalists

RALEIGH, NC — The U.S. Green Building Council of North Carolina and the U.S. Green Building Council of South Carolina communities share the 2020 Carolinas Sustainable Business Awards finalists.

The Sustainable Business Awards promote and recognize excellence in sustainable design, environmental stewardship, and community impact, and highlight the green building …

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Capitol Crossing Project Receives USGBC National Capital Region Award

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Capitol Crossing - 200 Massachusetts Avenue was recently awarded the 2020 Community Leader Award for Innovative Design, New Construction-Commercial by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) National Capital Region chapter. Dewberry provided mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering …

CII, CURT, and ECC Explore Formation of Official Alliance to Streamline Service and Support for the Capital Projects Industry

AUSTIN, TX — Leaders from the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) are exploring the establishment of a unified, industry alliance to capture benefits of increased content collaboration, better sharing of research, and benchmarking learnings to improve application, diversifying …

Evolution Safety Resources Joins SEAA’s Ironworker Training Network

RALEIGH, NC — Evolution Safety Resources joins the Steel Erectors Association of America’s (SEAA) network of SEAA/NCCER Ironworker Training Units and Assessment Sites. Participation in the program grants SEAA member companies access to nationally recognized credentials for ironworkers, crane operators, and rigger/signal persons. Evolution Safety Resources brings the number …

ABC Honors Student Winners of 2020 Construction Management Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-six teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, which was held virtually for the first time. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

When Robert “Bob” Lanham, Jr., P.E., started his tenure as 2020 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he set three main goals: expand member engagement, increase federal investment in construction, and reduce and reform federal regulations on construction and development.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …

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Dewberry Welcomes Victor as New Head of Mid-Atlantic Operations

FAIRFAX, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Robert Victor, PE, F.ASCE, has joined the firm as an Operating Unit Manager to lead its mid-Atlantic engineering operations, based in Fairfax, Virginia.

Victor joins the firm with more than 25 years of experience, most recently …

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USGBC Virginia Celebrates 2020 Community Leader Award Winners

RICHMOND, VA — USGBC Virginia announces the winners of the 2020 Community Leader Awards, which recognize the people and projects leading the way to a greener future for all in Virginia. 84 attendees from across the state came together for an online ceremony honoring the recipients.

2020 Leadership Award Recipients …
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RMF’s NIST Master Plan Project Wins American Planning Association Award

GAITHERSBURG, MD — RMF’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Master Plan project recently won an American Planning Association (APA) Honor Award for Outstanding Federal Planning. Located on NIST’s Gaithersburg Campus in Gaithersburg, Maryland, the project was sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

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USGBC Maryland Celebrates 2020 Community Leader Award Winners at Wintergreen

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Maryland Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC Maryland) community announces its 2020 Leadership Awards recipients at the annual Wintergreen networking and awards event. More than 115 green building advocates from across Maryland came together at the Guinness Open Gate Brewery in Baltimore, Maryland, to …

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ECU Student Center Honored with CAGC Construction Excellence Award

GREENVILLE, NC — The joint venture team of TA Loving/Barnhill Contracting Company was honored with a Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) Construction Excellence Award for their work on the East Carolina University Student Union project in Greenville, North Carolina. The award was presented during the CAGC Annual Conference …

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Barnhill Honored with CAGC's Excellence Award for Capital Broadcasting Corp./WRAL Renovation Project

RALEIGH, NC — Barnhill Contracting Company was honored with a Carolinas Associated General Contractors (CAGC) Construction Excellence Award for their work on the Capitol Broadcasting/WRAL Headquarters project in Raleigh, North Carolina. The award was presented during the CAGC Annual Conference in Aruba and recognizes projects that illustrate best practice and …

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Spurlock Appointed to AIA College of Fellows Jury

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Steven Spurlock, FAIA, LEED AP, a Principal with Quinn Evans, has been appointed to the 2020 American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows jury. The seven-member jury recently reviewed nominations to the College of Fellows and convened for six days at the AIA’s Washington, …

USGBC Virginia, Maryland and National Capital Region Announce 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Boards

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) chapters of Virginia, Maryland and National Capital Region announce the members of their 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Boards (MLAB). These groups of green building professionals volunteer time to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Construction Division Receives AED Foundation Partner Award

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr USA, Co.’s Construction Equipment division is the 2020 recipient of the Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) Foundation Partner Award. First presented in 2017, the award recognizes the distinguished service of a manufacturer or service provider that has offered significant contributions to the professional education goals …

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Dewberry’s Anderton Honored with ULI Robert M. O’Donnell Award

ROCKVILLE, MD — Daniel Anderton, RLA, a Senior Associate at Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has received the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Robert M. O’Donnell award for outstanding contributions to the success of ULI’s Advisory Services program.

Anderton has more than 30 years of experience as …

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Edwards Presented with ASPE Award of Merit

BALTIMORE, MD — Jeffrey W. Edwards, CPD, GPD, Chief of Plumbing and Fire Protection Engineering with Mueller Associates, recently accepted a National Award of Merit from the American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE) on behalf of the Baltimore ASPE chapter. Edwards was presented with the award at the …

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NCCCO Presents Brent Inaugural Award for Lifetime Achievement

FAIRFAX, VA — The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO), based in Fairfax, Virginia, has awarded its inaugural Lifetime Achievement Award to its founding CEO, Graham Brent.

Brent, who recently stepped down from NCCCO to lead the NCCCO Foundation, had served as the organization’s Chief Executive …

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ANSI Presents NCCCO with Inaugural Workforce Development Award

FAIRFAX, VA — The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) recently received the newly created American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Workforce Development and Innovation Award at the 2019 ANSI Leadership and Service Awards Banquet and Ceremony in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes an accredited credentialing body that …

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AEM Awards $50,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Five nonprofit organizations developing the future of the manufacturing and trades workforces were awarded $10,000 each at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) 2019 Annual Conference as part of their Next Gen Grant Program. The winning organizations — from Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Kansas …

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Hogan Honored with Virginia AIA Emerging Professional Award

RICHMOND, VA — Emily Hogan, AIA, an Architect in the Richmond office of Quinn Evans, has been awarded the Emerging Professional Award from the Virginia chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The award recognizes the accomplishments of emerging leaders for their contributions to the profession in …

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Snyder Receives ACEC Coalitions Distinguished Service Award

ROCKVILLE, MD — Dewberry’s Michael Snyder, PE, recently received the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Coalitions Distinguished Service Award during its fall conference in Chicago, Illinois.

Snyder has been a leader in ACEC activities for more than a decade, specifically in the Land Development Coalition. He has …

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SEAA Announces 2020 Convention Program

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA), will hold its 48th Annual Convention & Trade Show in Charleston, South Carolina, from April 1-3, 2020.

Keynote speaker, Bob McCall, kicks off convention with his presentation on “Getting Safety Performance to the Next Level”. He draws on more than …

W.M. Jordan Company Recognized at 2019 ABC-VA Excellence in Construction Awards

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. Virginia Chapter (ABC-VA) recognized W.M. Jordan Company at its 2019 Excellence in Construction Awards. Each year, the Excellence in Construction Awards recognizes and celebrates leading projects from ABC-VA members. These awards highlight quality workmanship on projects and overall excellence in …

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2 percent year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.1 percent for the month and are …

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Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

ARLINGTON, VA — Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the …

SEAA Makes Craft Training and Testing Available to College Students

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) is expanding its relationship with technical and community colleges in order to bring NCCER accredited testing for craft professions, including the SEAA/NCCER ironworker program, to students in local communities.

The partnership allows colleges to become members of SEAA, giving them …

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IEDA Announces Launch of Revamped Website, Hosted by Sandhills Global

VICTOR, NY — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) is a self-regulating organization dedicated to advancing the goals of independent used equipment dealers and related businesses worldwide. The IEDA's website is a vital part of its mission to help equipment dealers build more profitable relationships, and to provide its members …

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ASLA Center for Landscape Architecture Awarded LEED Platinum Certification

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) Center for Landscape Architecture in Washington, D.C. was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification. Mahesh Ramanujam, CEO of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) presented the certification to ASLA President Shawn T. Kelly, FASLA and ASLA CEO and Executive Vice …

ABC VP Sizemore Appointed to OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces that Greg Sizemore, ABC’s Vice President of Health, Safety, Education and Workforce Development, has been appointed to the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). ACCSH provides the U.S. Department of Labor with guidance …

ASLA Elevates Delplace, Fox and Hewitt to the Council of Fellows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has elevated 22 members as ASLA Fellows for their contributions to the landscape architecture profession and society at large. Lisa Delplace, ASLA of OEHME, van SWEDEN in Washington D.C.; Andrew Fox, ASLA of North Carolina State University College of …

Parking Garage, Office Building, Two Airports Win Steel Project Awards

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — Three steel erection companies were presented with Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the companies received their honors at SEAA’s 2019 Annual Convention, held in Concord, North Carolina. Submissions were accepted for projects …

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Seventeen HDR Projects Receive National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized 17 HDR projects with national awards. The projects represent a wide range of disciplines and regions across the United States.
Three HDR projects received Grand Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 52nd Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. …

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Weitz Receives ABC Eagle Award for Construction Excellence

JOANNA, SC — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) recently recognized national general contractor The Weitz Company with the Eagle Award for construction excellence.

Presented during ABC’s 29th Annual National Excellence in Construction awards banquet in Long Beach, California, Weitz was selected as this year’s Eagle Award recipient in the $15 …

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Waller, Todd & Sadler Project Wins APWA Project of the Year Award

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — The Virginia Beach Housing Resource Center has been awarded the 2019 American Public Works Association (APWA) Mid-Atlantic Chapter Project of the Year Award. The Virginia Beach Department of Public Works facility was honored in the category of structures between $25 million and $75 million. Waller, Todd …

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Construction TV Personality Headlines SEAA Convention

WINSTON-SALEM, NC — The Steel Erectors Association of America announces that Kayleen McCabe, the winner of DIY Network’s Stud Finder competition and longtime host of TV’s Rescue Renovation, headlined the association’s 2019 convention program.

The 47th Annual Convention and Trade Show was held in Charlotte/Concord, North Carolina. McCabe is …

ISEA Announces the Promotion of Fargo to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services

ARLINGTON, VA — The International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA), an association for safety equipment and accredited ANSI standards developing organization, announces that Cristine Fargo has been promoted to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services.

"We are proud to announce Cristine's promotion to Vice President of Operations and Technical Services," …

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ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

LONG BEACH, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance.
The National Safety …