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USACE Leads Effort to Clear Fort McHenry Channel Following Key Bridge Collapse

BALTIMORE, MD — Shortly after the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District activated its Emergency Operations Center, clearing the way for engineering, construction, contracting, and operations specialists to begin the complex process of clearing the damage and debris along the Fort McHenry Channel …

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Gilbane Building Company Promotes Holt to Division Leader in the Mid-Atlantic

BALTIMORE, MD — Gilbane Building Company announces that Ted Holt has been named Division Leader of its Mid-Atlantic offices. In this role, Holt will oversee Gilbane’s operations across Gilbane’s four Mid-Atlantic offices in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Newark, New Jersey. Paul J. Choquette III will continue to …

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Caterpillar Celebrates Women in Construction with Operator Skills Tests, Peer Networking, Industry Updates

CLAYTON, NC — Dubuque, Iowa’s Kait Burds took home top honors at Caterpillar’s first Women in Construction Celebration in Clayton, North Carolina. Burds successfully demonstrated her advanced machine operator skills by maneuvering difficult work site challenges in record time with extreme precision.

Burds was one of 18 women — …

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Public-Private Partnership Reveals Plans for an Innovative New School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC — An innovative Public-Private Partnership (P3) initiative reveals plans for the new School of Medicine at the University of South Carolina (USC), following approval by USC‘s Board of Trustees. USC is partnering with Gilbane, who will lead the planning, design, development, and construction of the university’s health …

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Bennett Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Roadway Design Engineer in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, SC — Michael Bennett, PE, joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Roadway Design Engineer, based in the firm’s Columbia office.

Bennett has more than 20 years of experience as a roadway designer. He also has experience in roadway drainage design, land development, and drainage review at the county government …

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Linder Hosts Open Houses for Two New Locations in North Carolina

GREENSBORO, NC — Linder Industrial Machinery recently held open houses for its two newest branches in Greensboro and Fayetteville, North Carolina. Linder has a total of 18 branches, seven in North Carolina, four in South Carolina, and the remainder in Florida.

The Greensboro facility was built to support the northern …

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Bobcat Announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group

RALEIGH, NC — Bobcat Company announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group. The Bobcat dealerships honored this year are its highest-performing dealers in North America, according to the company’s Dealer Performance Review.

“Every year, our dealer network keeps raising the bar,” said Brady Seavert, Vice President of Construction Sales at …

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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 …

Maryland Governor Announces Initial $60M Request to Biden Administration for Francis Scott Key Bridge Response

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore announces the Maryland Department of Transportation has requested an initial emergency relief funding of $60 million from the Biden Administration to pay for initial mobilization, operations, and debris recovery from the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore.

“President Biden and all …

AECOM-Led Team Selected by Amtrak to Support the Development of the $1.5B Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project

BALTIMORE, MD — An AECOM-led team has been selected by Amtrak to support the development of the Susquehanna River Rail Bridge Project (SRB). The project aims to improve rail connectivity and safety along the U.S. Northeast Corridor by replacing the existing 117-year-old two-track bridge located in Maryland with two …

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FHWA Announces $60M for Emergency Work in Wake of the Collapse of Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD — Within hours of receiving the request, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces the immediate availability of $60 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief funds for the Maryland Department of Transportation to rebuild the Francis Scott Key Bridge after a cargo container ship …

Skanska and McLean Joint Venture Selected for Norfolk International Terminal Improvements

NORFOLK, VA — The Skanska-led joint venture with its partner McLean Contracting Company announces its selection by The Port of Virginia to revitalize the Norfolk International Terminal North Wharf. The contract, valued at $85 million, marks a significant step in enhancing the terminal’s infrastructure.

The Port of Virginia is …

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Boyd Appointed Barton Malow Builders’ Charlotte Office Director

CHARLOTTE, NC — Blake Boyd has been named Director of the Charlotte office for Barton Malow Builders, the commercial and institutional division of the Barton Malow Enterprise. In his new role, Boyd oversees all Carolinas operations, including collaborating with team members, clients, and partners to leverage new opportunities …

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Flatiron Joint Venture Wins $449.9M Contract Adding Southeast Segment to Raleigh’s Triangle Expressway

RALEIGH, NC — The Flatiron-Fred Smith Company joint venture team currently is collaborating with the North Carolina Turnpike Authority on design and preconstruction planning for the Triangle Expressway Southeast Extension, the third contract for Flatiron on the Triangle Expressway project. The $449.9 million project adds 6.6 miles of …

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The LEGO Group Announces Program Lead and Appoints General Contractor for its Virginia Site

RICHMOND, VA — The LEGO Group announces it has appointed a permanent Program Lead and general contractor as it advances work on its more than $1 billion manufacturing site in Chesterfield County, near Richmond, Virginia.

Preben Elnef will assume program leadership from April 2024 and will be responsible for all …

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Turner Tops Out the Shady Grove Medical Center Project in Rockville, Maryland

ROCKVILLE, MD — Turner Construction Company celebrates the topping out of a new patient tower for Shady Grove Medical Center in Rockville, Maryland.

The seven-story patient tower, when complete, will provide patient bed capacity for the existing campus. The project includes significant infrastructure relocation and a new access road around …

Taylor Interiors Receives Inaugural Economic Inclusion Leadership Award from Messer Construction

CHARLOTTE, NC — Messer Construction Co. announces Taylor Interiors, LLC as the inaugural recipient of the Peter S. Strange Economic Inclusion Leadership Award.

The award — named in honor of retired Messer CEO Pete Strange — recognizes an outstanding supplier, subcontractor, or vendor that displays leadership, innovation, community service, and …

South Carolina DOT Announces Next Phases of the Carolina Crossroads Project

COLUMBIA, SC — South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) officials announce the next phases of construction on the Carolina Crossroads project.

SCDOT announced in October of 2023 that the project would be restructured to improve project delivery and accelerate the widening of I-20 in the Midlands. The next phases of …

LCR Activates Solar Partnership with Woman-Owned Brooks Construction

ENFIELD, CT — Louth Callan Renewables (LCR) launches a long-term partnership with Brooks Construction, a Connecticut-based civil contractor in the renewable energy industry, to perform the civil construction activities for 45 MWs of new solar projects in Maine, Maryland, Delaware, and New York. For every project that LCR grants …

Linder Expands its Kubota Dealer Network with the Purchase of Southern Tractor & Outdoors

LEESBURG, GA — Linder Industrial Machinery Company has acquired Southern Tractor & Outdoors. The three branches in southwest Georgia (Leesburg, Moultrie, and Valdosta) will be re-branded as Linder Turf & Tractor branches, joining the growing network of Kubota dealerships across the southeast.

“We are fortunate to have developed a …

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Gilbane Building Company Promotes Malanchuk to Business Leader in Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD — Gilbane Building Company, the second largest contractor in Greater Baltimore at over $450 million annually, as well as a global builder, announces that Brian Malanchuk has been named Business Leader of its Maryland office.

In this new role, Malanchuk will oversee the day-to-day operations and growth …

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Ryan Breaks Ground on 43,000-Square-Foot Charter School Near Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC — Ryan Companies recently broke ground on Summerville Preparatory Academy, a 43,000-square-foot charter school in Charleston, South Carolina. The company is partnering with developer Red Apple Development and Charter Schools USA to build the education management organization’s third charter school with the Charter Education Board of South Carolina. …

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Clemson Women’s Sports Program Expansion Celebrates Grand Opening

CLEMSON, SC — Clemson University’s new women’s sports facilities are ready for action. General contractor Brasfield & Gorrie led construction on the new and upgraded facilities for the university’s lacrosse, gymnastics, and rowing teams. Clemson’s women’s sports program expansion is the largest recent expansion of women’s sports in the nation. …

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South Carolina DOT Commission Appoints Powell as Next Secretary of Transportation

COLUMBIA, SC — At a recent meeting of the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commission, the commission appointed Justin P. Powell to serve as the next Secretary of Transportation. Powell's appointment will be submitted to the South Carolina Senate for confirmation.

This action follows the retirement announcement from current …

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Barnhart Acquires White Crane, Continues Rapid Expansion

COLUMBIA, SC — Barnhart Crane and Rigging Co. has purchased White Crane Co., Inc., of West Columbia, South Carolina. The acquisition is Barnhart’s second branch in South Carolina and marks the company’s fourth acquisition in the past eight months.

White Crane was founded in 1977 by Eddie Flynt, …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping Out of William & Mary’s New Integrated Science Center

DURHAM, NC — Skanska announces the topping out of William & Mary’s new Integrated Science Center 4. In February 2023, Skanska was awarded the construction of the new 124,000-square-foot, multi-function teaching and research facility at the university's Williamsburg, Virginia, campus. The project also includes the partial renovation of the school's …

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Modigent Announces Schulken as Southeast Regional President to Enhance Strategy and Operations

FRANKFORT, KY — Modigent, an infrastructure, technology, and energy solutions company, announces the appointment of Chris Schulken as the Southeast Regional President as part of a strategy to evolve Modigent's operating model to better support its current geographical footprint while planning for tomorrow's growth. Schulken will work closely with …

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Griffin Electric Recognizes Women in Construction, Supports Women Through Programs and Training

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over 45 years, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) recognizes women in construction. With the industry recently recognizing Women in Construction Week, and with March marking National Women’s History Month, Griffin would like to highlight the …

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Swinerton Elects Haj as New Chief Operations Officer

LOS ANGELES, CA — Swinerton Incorporated (Swinerton) announces the election of Ray Haj as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President of Swinerton. Haj succeeds David Callis, who has assumed the role of Swinerton’s Chief Executive Officer. Callis and Haj, having worked together for several years, strengthened their …

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Flatiron Expands Resiliency, Climate Adaptation Market Positioning with Virginia Beach Project

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Flatiron is building resiliency protection to help communities brace for impacts of storm surge, sea-level rise, and other environmental threats. Resiliency has become a significant market for Flatiron, with the company recently adding a major project in Virginia to its other projects already underway.

In Virginia …

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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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Revitalizing America's Underground: A Surge in Tunnel Construction for Infrastructure Renewal

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years.

Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention …

Balfour Beatty Tops Out Air Force Communications Center at Joint Base Andrews

CAMP SPRINGS, MD — Balfour Beatty celebrates the topping out of the $57.8 million Air Force Consolidated Communication Center (CCC) at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland. A topping out ceremony was held to commemorate the milestone, which signifies significant progress toward the delivery of Naval Facilities Engineering Systems …

Clancy & Theys Construction Company Celebrates 75 Years

RALEIGH, NC — Clancy & Theys Construction Company recently reached a milestone: 75 years in the industry. Clancy & Theys is a privately owned, family-run construction firm headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina. The yearlong celebration will encompass internal and external events to engage team members, partners, and communities that have …

USDOT Announces $417M Loan to Improve Traffic Around Raleigh

RALEIGH, NC — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau has approved a loan for up to $417.2 million for the North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) for Phase 2 of the Complete 540 Project around the greater Raleigh area. The project extends the Triangle Expressway …

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Gilbane Building Company Selected to Provide Renovations to M&T Bank Stadium

BALTIMORE, MD — Gilbane Building Company has been selected by the Maryland Stadium Authority to provide extensive renovations to M&T Bank Stadium, which will modernize the 25-year-old stadium. The plans include a series of significant projects that, beginning in 2024, will enhance the gameday and year-round fan experience.

“Gilbane is …

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Balfour Beatty, North Carolina DOT Celebrate Opening of New Harkers Island Bridge Ahead of Schedule

BEAUFORT, NC — Balfour Beatty recently celebrated the grand opening of North Carolina Department of Transportation’s (NCDOT) Harkers Island Bridge during a ribbon cutting ceremony. Balfour Beatty teammates joined NCDOT staff, community members, and state and local officials to celebrate the bridge’s official opening, which was completed about a …

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Messer Construction Co. Announces Senior Management Promotions in Charlotte, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC — Messer Construction Co. promotes Jermaine Barnes to Project Executive and Will Gharst to Estimating Principal in the company’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office.

Barnes joined Messer in 2010 as a North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University graduate with a bachelor’s degree in construction management. He began his …

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Mustar to Serve as HDR's South Carolina Area Manager

COLUMBIA, SC — After 22 years in the public transportation industry, Jennifer Mustar has been selected to serve as HDR's South Carolina Area Manager.

In her new role, Mustar will support local managers in implementing and monitoring area operations including marketing, project services, quality, and client relations. She will …

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U.S. Navy Breaks Ground on New Training Center in Danville, Virginia

DANVILLE, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the groundbreaking of a new regional training center for the U.S. Navy in Danville, Virginia. Estimated to open in 2025, the facility is under construction on the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s campus. Dewberry is providing architecture …

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Skanska Selected to Build New Wake County Public Health Center and Parking Structure

DURHAM, NC — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, has been awarded a $117 million contract to construct a 155,000-square-foot facility as part of the new Wake County Health and Human Services Campus. The new building will streamline services and the experience for Wake County citizens in need …

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Cleveland Brothers Joins Magni's Dealer Network, Expanding Access to Telehandlers in Sections of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

HARRISBURG, PA — Magni Telescopic Handlers announces its alliance with Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc., an authorized Caterpillar dealer and provider of heavy construction equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region. Cleveland Brothers is now an authorized dealer for Magni's complete line of telehandlers, including the RTH, HTH, and TH models, …

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Flatiron, Joint Venture Partners Selected to Provide More Efficient, More Reliable Passenger Rail Service in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Passenger Rail Authority (VPRA) announces that it has selected construction partners for two of its most significant Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) projects. For the Long Bridge-North Package, VPRA has selected Skanska/Flatiron Joint Venture, and for the Franconia-Springfield Bypass, VPRA has selected Flatiron/ …

Skanska-Fay Joint Venture Selected for Howard Street Tunnel Project, Elevating I-95 Freight Rail Infrastructure

BALTIMORE, MD — A joint venture between global development and construction firm Skanska and Fay, S&B USA Construction, a company with design-build experience, announces it has been selected for the Howard Street Tunnel Clearance Program, commonly known as the Howard Street Tunnel Project. This initiative will modernize the historic …

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Hensel Phelps, Metro, and Virginia Officials Celebrate Grand Opening of New WMATA Virginia Headquarters

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Hensel Phelps, Metro, and Virginia officials recently celebrated the grand opening of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Virginia Headquarters building in Alexandria, Virginia. The 430,000-square-foot, 14-story office building will serve 1,400 WMATA employees.

Metro General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Randy Clarke, Metro Board …

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Fuse at Mason Square Reaches Major Construction Milestone

ARLINGTON, VA — George Mason University, development consortium Mason Innovation Partners, and contractor Clark Construction Group recently brought together university researchers, faculty, staff, industry leaders, and project partners to commemorate the achievement of a major construction milestone — the building’s structural topping out. The day-long celebration began with an …

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Swinerton Elevates Smith to Oversee Carolinas Division

CHARLOTTE, NC — Swinerton, a national general contractor, announces the promotion of Kevin Smith to Division Manager of its Carolinas division. With over two decades of experience in the construction industry, Smith's promotion reflects Swinerton's commitment to sustained growth in the Carolinas and developing leaders from within.

Most recently, …

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Young Named Garver's New South Carolina Water Team Leader

COLUMBIA, SC — Garver announces that Morgan Young has been named South Carolina Business Team Leader. Young grew up in the Carolinas and followed in his dad’s footsteps by becoming an engineer. He attended Clemson University and has been planted in Greenville, South Carolina, ever since. He has worked on …

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Skanska Selected to Build North Carolina State University’s New Integrative Sciences Building

RALEIGH, NC — Global development and construction firm Skanska has been selected to build the new Integrative Sciences Building (ISB) at North Carolina State University (NC State). With a total construction budget of $136.7 million, the 164,947-square-foot facility will be dedicated to STEM teaching and research and is set to …

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Gilbane Building Company’s Work on Virginia’s General Assembly Building Receives Golden Hammer Award

RICHMOND, VA — Gilbane Building Company accepted the Golden Hammer Award for its work on the new General Assembly Office Building, which Gilbane constructed for the Virginia state legislature. The new General Assembly building replaces the 420,000 square feet of existing buildings on the corner of Ninth and Broad Streets …

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USDOT Announces Loan of up to $141M for the I-64 Hampton Roads Express Lanes Project in Virginia

HAMPTON ROADS, VA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $141 million low-interest loan to the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) on behalf of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) to improve regional mobility and safety on I-64 in Hampton Roads. …

Jacobs Joins FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies $2B Holly Springs Site Unveiling Ceremony

HOLLY SPRINGS, NC — The site poised to be the largest cell culture contract manufacturing facility in North America is one step closer to completion, and to developing life-changing medicines and therapies for patients that need them. Jacobs and FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies recently held a ceremony marking a key milestone …

Virginia Governor Breaks Ground on the I-64 Widening Project

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin recently broke ground on the I-64 Gap Widening Project, which will increase capacity and mobility, alleviate congestion, improve safety, and enhance connectivity along the I-64 corridor.

“Transportation drives commerce, economic growth, and connects Virginians across the Commonwealth,” Youngkin said. “Through continued investments in our …

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McGuckin Joins HNTB as Toll Technology Senior Consultant

ARLINGTON, VA — Tim McGuckin joins HNTB Corporation as a Toll Technology Senior Consultant based in Arlington. With an extensive career spanning more than 25 years in the transportation technology and policy sectors, McGuckin brings expertise in tolling, road usage charging, and mobility-as-a-service.

“Given Tim’s contributions to the tolling industry, …

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Vega Joins HNTB as a Senior Transit Project Manager

CHARLESTON, SC — Mila Vega joins HNTB Corporation as a Senior Transit Project Manager based in the firm’s Charleston office. Vega is a leader in the transit industry with 17 years of experience advancing all aspects of transportation and strategic initiatives to enhance and optimize regional transit services.

“Mila brings …

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Superior Construction to Complete First-of-its-Kind $72.6M Pedestrian Bridge for the City of Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC — Superior Construction was selected by the city of Charleston, South Carolina, to construct a bicycle and pedestrian bridge connecting West Ashley and downtown Charleston. The Ashley River Pedestrian Bridge will be the first cable-stayed movable structure in the country. Its hydraulic swing span components will allow the …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Company-Wide Outings and Raffle

CHARLOTTE, NC — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) commemorated its 45th anniversary by hosting a company-wide raffle for its team. The grand prize was a 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4, and the winner was a long-time employee.

Employees received …

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Newlons International Sales Joins Hyundai North American Dealer Network

ELKINS, WV — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the addition to its North American dealer network of Newlons International Sales, Elkins, West Virginia.

Newlons will represent the full line of Hyundai construction equipment products throughout northern West Virginia. In addition to its main location in Elkins, the …

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Virginia DOT Names Cuttler Northern Virginia District Engineer

FAIRFAX, VA — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Chief Deputy Commissioner Cathy McGhee, P.E. announces that Bill Cuttler, P.E. has been selected as the agency’s new Northern Virginia District Engineer.

“Bill's 36 years of experience in transportation, public works, and parks demonstrates his commitment to infrastructure that improves the quality …

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Skanska Completes Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital Renovation

ROCKY MOUNT, VA — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, has successfully completed the renovation and expansion of Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital in Rocky Mount, Virginia. The $13.4 million, 5,230-square-foot, two-story expansion more than doubles the hospital’s operating rooms and provides space for more complex procedures, enhancing health …

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USGBC’s Headquarters Space in Washington, DC, Earns Triple Platinum Certification: LEED, TRUE, and WELL

Washington, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announces that its headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a triple Platinum certification in LEED, TRUE, and WELL. The new headquarters, which also houses Green Business Certification, Inc. (GBCI), reflects the changing office landscape, with an emphasis on decarbonization, indoor …

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The College of William & Mary Opens New Performing Arts Facility

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — The College of William & Mary’s (W&M) new Fine and Performing Arts Complex has officially opened on the university’s campus. W&M faculty, alumni, and community members gathered to celebrate this milestone with an open house and dedication. The theatre, dance, and music complex includes a new 67,000-square-foot …

RS&H's Tiedeman to Lead Infrastructure Business Unit's East Region

BALTIMORE, MD — RS&H announces that Janie Tiedeman, PE, has been appointed as the new East Region Leader for Infrastructure. With more than three decades of experience, she has spent the last 2.5 years as Maryland State Leader for RS&H, where she has been responsible for growing the firm’s …

Michael Baker International Promotes Kramer and Parkins to Office Executive

WASHINGTON, DC — Michael Baker International announces a pair of promotions in the firm's Mid-Atlantic Region. Kyle Kramer, AIA, LEED AP, has been named Office Executive for Greater D.C. and Maryland operations, and Lorna Parkins, FAICP, has been elevated to Office Executive for Virginia Beach and Richmond. In …

Federal Railroad Administration Invests $16B in America’s Busiest Corridor

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces it has awarded $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), a railroad line running between Boston and Washington, D.C. This particular line is one of the highest volume passenger rail corridors …

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Trimble Technology Lab for Architecture and Construction Opens at Virginia Tech

BLACKSBURG, VA — With a shared focus on educating the workforce of tomorrow, Virginia Tech and Trimble recently opened a Trimble Technology Lab at Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus. The multidisciplinary lab will bring Trimble technology to Virginia Tech's students in architecture, building construction, and construction engineering. The lab is jointly …

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Woolpert Celebrates Completion of Capers Hall Replacement

CHARLESTON, SC — The Citadel recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its newly constructed Capers Hall, following a two-year replacement project. The design was led by Woolpert, and the construction was led by Thompson Turner Construction. The three-story, 97,500-square-foot building replaced the college’s original Capers Hall, which opened …

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Powell Named Chief Operating Officer for South Carolina DOT

COLUMBIA, SC — Secretary Christy A. Hall, P.E. announces that Justin Powell, previously the Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), will become the Chief Operating Officer for the agency, effective immediately.

As the COO, Powell will be responsible for managing the day to day …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping Out Milestone at Baucom Elementary School in Apex, North Carolina

DURHAM, NC — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, recently raised the final beam atop Baucom Elementary School, a 134,310-square-foot, K-5 facility under construction in Apex, North Carolina. Designed by architect Andre Johnson Architect, the new two-story school will accommodate over 700 students and include specialty classrooms …

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Perkins&Will Opens Studio in Philadelphia, Grows its Northeastern US Practice

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Architecture and design firm Perkins&Will has opened a studio in Philadelphia. A strategic addition to the firm’s global network, the new studio will enhance Perkins&Will’s regional practice in the Northeastern U.S. and extend its integrated design services to clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, including western …

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First-of-Its-Kind Public-Private Partnership Celebrates Delivery of New School Buildings for Over 8,000 Students in Prince George’s County, Maryland

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — A first-of-its-kind public-private partnership (P3) has delivered the first set of new schools under the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) Blueprint Schools Program. Ribbon-cutting ceremonies were recently held throughout the county, celebrating the bundled school delivery initiative used to design, build, finance, and maintain …

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Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC — Gilbane Building Company announces the groundbreaking of the Washington Yu Ying Public Charter School (Yu Ying) in Washington, D.C. The ceremony included key stakeholders from Level Field Partners, Yu Ying, JEB Consulting Group, Page Southerland Page, and Gilbane to celebrate the start of …

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West Virginia Governor Celebrates Grand Opening of the Wellsburg Bridge

WELLSBURG, WV — Gov. Jim Justice, West Virginia Department of Transportation Secretary Jimmy Wriston, P.E., and federal, state, and local officials took part in a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the grand opening of the 1,875-foot Wellsburg Bridge connecting the communities of Wellsburg, West Virginia, and Brilliant, Ohio. Hundreds of …

Clark Construction Group Hosts Event to Support Baltimore Small Business Community

BALTIMORE, MD — Clark Construction Group recently hosted its Baltimore Small & Diverse Business Expo (SDBX) at the Baltimore Convention Center. In addition to connecting more than 400 small and diverse businesses with Clark leaders and other contractors, SDBX featured a day of programming including informational sessions on how to …

AECOM Joint Venture to Provide Program and Project Management Services to Support City of Norfolk in Improving Flood and Coastal Resilience

NORFOLK, VA — AECOM announces the City of Norfolk, Virginia, has selected its joint venture with Moffatt & Nichol and Volkert to provide program and project management services in support of Norfolk’s $2.6 billion Coastal Storm Risk Management (CSRM) Program. AECOM will serve as managing partner of the Norfolk Resilience …

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First of Two Contracts Awarded for Final Phase of Complete 540

RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and North Carolina Turnpike Authority (NCTA) have awarded and signed the first of two contracts for the second phase of the Complete 540 Project in southern Wake County.

NCDOT and NCTA awarded the nearly $450 million contract to Flatiron- …

Increased State and Federal Funds Allow Virginia to Address Traffic Congestion, Traffic Safety, and Road and Bridge Condition Challenges

RICHMOND, VA – Over the last decade, state and federal transportation funding increases have allowed Virginia to move forward on numerous projects and programs to improve the condition, reliability, and safety of the commonwealth’s transportation network. Despite these funding increases, Virginia still faces challenges in improving and maintaining its transportation …

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SAKAI Welcomes Hopkins as New Regional Sales Manager for Northeast Dealer Network

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — SAKAI America, Inc. announces recent changes to the Sales and Marketing team. TJ Hopkins joins the organization as the Regional Sales Manager for the northeast U.S. and Canada from Ontario eastward. He will be based out of this territory, which covers the U.S. states of New York, …

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Skanska Completes Douglas MacArthur Elementary School, the First Net Zero Ready School in Alexandria, Virginia

ALEXANDRIA, VA — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, announces the completion of Douglas MacArthur Elementary School located in Alexandria, Virginia, the first net zero ready school in the Alexandria City Public School (ACPS) system. As a net-zero school, the amount of energy that will be produced onsite …

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HNTB Names Voinis as Capital Region Office Leader

ARLINGTON, VA — Mike Voinis, PE, has been named Capital Region Office Leader for HNTB Corporation. Voinis will lead more than 250 multi-disciplinary professionals as they serve a wide range of clients on their most challenging and complex infrastructure improvement and expansion projects across Virginia, Maryland, the District …

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Clark Delivers Latest NTT Data Center in Ashburn, Virginia

ASHBURN, VA — Clark Construction Group recently reached substantial completion of the first phase of the VA6 Data Center in Ashburn, Virginia. The project, which broke ground in May 2022, was delivered on schedule for client NTT Ltd., an IT infrastructure and services company. The project was designed by Corgan …

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Regional Investments Drive Growth for Burns & McDonnell in Charlotte, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC — Burns & McDonnell, an engineering, architecture, and construction firm, recently celebrated a ribbon-cutting for its regional office in the Whitehall Corporate Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. The ceremony and exclusive open house commemorated the rapid growth of the Charlotte team, now at 40 employee-owners with room …

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Skanska Completes Longwood University’s Joan Perry Brock Center

DURHAM, NC — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, announces the successful completion of the Joan Perry Brock Center at Longwood University. The 72,000-square-foot, 3,020-seat arena and convocation center will be home to Longwood’s basketball teams as well as a gathering space for campus academic and cultural events. …

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Western Specialty Contractors Completes Facade Restoration Portion of Tower Modernization Project at Bon Secours Hospital

GREENVILLE, SC — Western Specialty Contractors - Charlotte, North Carolina, Branch was a participant in the Tower Modernization project at Bon Secours Health System’s St. Francis Downtown hospital in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Tower Modernization project, led by general contractor Vannoy Construction, included general facade repairs, replacement of all …

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McCrary Joins HNTB’s Southeast Division as Deputy Program Manager for Freight and Logistics

JACKSONVILLE, FL — T. Parker McCrary joins HNTB as Deputy Program Manager for freight and logistics in the Southeast Division. In this role, he will support clients in the Southeast and across the country with maximizing and advancing their freight and logistics infrastructure programs. McCrary’s expertise includes transportation technology, intermodal …

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Gagnier to Lead Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at WSP in the U.S.

MADISON, WI — Jennifer Gagnier joins WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, as Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) for the U.S.

In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, …

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Governor Cooper Names Hopkins as New Secretary for North Carolina DOT

RALEIGH, NC — Governor Roy Cooper announces that North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Secretary Eric Boyette is retiring from state government after 27 years of service. Cooper appoints Joseph R. “Joey” Hopkins, current NCDOT Chief Operating Officer, to succeed him.

"Secretary Boyette has served North Carolina with distinction …

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McIntyre Added to Garver Water Team in North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC — Garver announces the addition of Rob McIntyre as Infrastructure Team Leader for North Carolina. McIntyre brings a comprehensive background in civil engineering, project management, and an understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the Carolinas.

McIntyre, a graduate of North Carolina State University with a Bachelor of …

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Montabert Announces Linder Industrial Machinery as New Dealer for Southeastern United States

RALIEGH, NC — Montabert announces Linder Industrial Machinery, with multiple locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, as its newest dealer for the full line of Montabert attachments. The company not only provides sales and rental of Montabert’s rock drills, hydraulic breakers, and demolition attachments, but also complete …

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BOMAG Americas Expands Southeastern Equipment Territory to Include West Virginia for the Full Product Range

SOUTH CHARLESTON, WV — BOMAG Americas announces that it has expanded its dealer agreement with Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc. to now include West Virginia. Southeastern Equipment now provides West Virginia contractors sales, service, and parts support for the full BOMAG product line — spanning from light equipment to landfill compactors …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Wilmington, North Carolina

WILMINGTON, NC — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Wilmington branch, its 10th rental location in the state of North Carolina. Since the beginning of 2023, H&E has opened nine new branches across the country, with three of those in the Tar Heel State. The Wilmington …

Crystal City Metrorail East Entrance Will Enhance Connectivity, Accessibility, and Capacity

ARLINGTON, VA — The Arlington County Board has approved the $146 million Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) Crystal City Metrorail Station East Entrance for final design and construction, a critical addition to the station that will serve as a second entryway. Situated amid National Landing, a bustling area of …

Linder Industrial Machinery Company Acquires Cumberland Tractor

FAYETTEVILLE, NC — Linder Industrial Machinery Company has recently purchased Cumberland Tractor in Fayetteville, North Carolina. This additional location will allow Linder to sell and rent the full line of Komatsu, BOMAG, and Kubota equipment, along with many complimentary products and attachments.

"We look forward to growing the …

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Secretary Buttigieg Names HNTB’s Mendes to USDOT’s Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity

ARLINGTON, VA — HNTB’s Diana Mendes, AICP, has been appointed by Secretary Pete Buttigieg to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Advisory Committee on Transportation Equity (ACTE) under the Federal Advisory Committee Act. Buttigieg re-established the ACTE to provide independent advice and recommendations about issues of civil …

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Takeuchi Expands Dealer Network with Three Additional Anderson Equipment Locations

BRIDGEVILLE, PA — Takeuchi’s dealer network continues to grow with the addition of Anderson Equipment branches in Bridgeville and Somerset, Pennsylvania, and Bridgeport, West Virginia. Anderson Equipment already carries Takeuchi’s compact excavators, track loaders, and wheel loaders at 12 of its locations across West Virginia, New Hampshire, New York, …

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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.

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H&E Opens New Branch in Kings Mountain, North Carolina

CHARLOTTE, NC — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Kings Mountain branch, its ninth rental location in the state of North Carolina and its fourth in the greater Charlotte vicinity. Since the beginning of the second quarter of 2023, H&E has opened eight new branches across …

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Skanska Completes Renovations to Durham Bulls Athletic Park

DURHAM, NC –– Skanska, a global development and construction firm, announces the completion of a $10 million, 39,000-square-foot renovation to the Durham Bulls Athletic Park, located in Durham, North Carolina. The upgrades will enhance the experience of both the players and fans and comply with the Durham Bulls Organization’s …

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CASE and Team Rubicon Elevate Partnership with Expansion of Heavy Equipment Operator Training

FRANKLIN, IN — Last fall, CASE Construction Equipment asked its dealers to help support a new initiative with Team Rubicon: train more volunteers to operate heavy equipment for its veteran-led humanitarian organization that serves global communities before, during, and after disasters and crises. CASE dealers responded.

Earlier this year, the …

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Clayco Breaks Ground on 2,000-Acre VinFast Electric Vehicle Manufacturing Campus

RALEIGH, NC — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, recently broke ground on a 3-million-square-foot VinFast electric vehicle manufacturing campus near Raleigh, North Carolina.

The VinFast Manufacturing Campus, located on nearly 2,000 acres on the Chatham County Triangle Innovation Point megasite. Phase 1 …

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Gilbane Building Company Welcomes Kerr as Business Development Manager in Charlotte, North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC — Gilbane Building Company announces the addition of Jessica Kerr as Business Development Manager in the Charlotte, North Carolina, office. In her new role, Kerr will lead business development efforts and expand Gilbane’s presence in key markets locally while building partnerships with Gilbane’s future and existing clients.

“We …

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Skanska Promotes Balling to Executive Vice President and General Manager Leading Building Operations in North Carolina/Virginia

RALEIGH, NC — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces Mark Balling has been promoted to Executive Vice President and General Manager overseeing its building operations in North Carolina/Virginia. He succeeds Greg Peele, who was recently promoted to Regional Executive Officer for the Southeast and Central regions. …

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Mead & Hunt Wins ITE Transportation Achievement Award

WASHINGTON, DC — The Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) awards Mead & Hunt and the District Department of Transportation (DDOT) a 2023 Transportation Achievement Award in the Traffic Engineering category for the Washington, D.C. Signal Timing Optimization project. This award recognizes excellence in the advancement of transportation to meet the …

New Leadership Named at State Highway Administration and Maryland Transportation Authority

HANOVER, MD — The Maryland Department of Transportation announces new transportation leadership for the State Highway Administration and the Maryland Transportation Authority. Secretary Paul J. Wiedefeld announces William Pines PE, PMP, CCM, will serve as the Administrator for the State Highway Administration after serving 11 years at the …

Governor Glenn Youngkin Celebrates Opening of 95 Express Lanes Fredericksburg Extension

RICHMOND, VA — Governor Glenn Youngkin recently celebrated the new, 10-mile extension of the 95 Express Lanes to Fredericksburg opening to mainline traffic at a ceremonial ribbon cutting.

“Our robust economy is getting another boost today as the 95 Express Lanes provide faster, more reliable transportation along one of the …

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Hill International Selected to Provide PMC Support to Virginia Rail Express’ Capital Improvement Plan

RICHMOND, VA — Hill International, Inc. announces it was selected by Virginia Railway Express (VRE) to provide Program Management Consulting (PMC) services for VRE’s Capital Improvement Program (CIP) through an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract.

VRE provides commuter rail service as part of an intermodal regional transportation system connecting Northern Virginia …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Clark Celebrates On Time Delivery, Grand Opening of First Phase of Amazon’s Second Headquarters in Arlington

ARLINGTON, VA — Clark Construction recently joined Amazon leaders, Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, Arlington County officials, and project stakeholders to commemorate the successful completion and opening of the first phase of Amazon’s second headquarters, Metropolitan Park. Clark led construction of the project, which includes the core & shell and interior …

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Barton Malow Reaches Milestones for Two UVA Projects in Charlottesville, Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Barton Malow team members recently celebrated two notable milestones that will help advance the University of Virginia’s (UVA) master athletics plan. First, team members marked the topping out of UVA’s new $80 million Football Operations Center and then took a quick walk to celebrate the groundbreaking on …

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Clemson Breaks Ground on HOK-Designed Advanced Materials Innovation Complex

CLEMSON, SC — Construction is now underway on Clemson University’s Advanced Materials Innovation Complex (AMIC), designed by HOK. The 143,000-square-foot facility will support education and research into specialized and advanced materials used to develop new technologies and innovations. The $130 million building will be the university’s most technologically advanced …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

COLUMBIA, SC — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has hired …

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TRINITY Group Construction Appoints Barron as Chief Operating Officer

HERNDON, VA — TRINITY Group Construction, Inc announces that it has appointed John P. Barron as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Barron will join TRINITY Principals Flip Wallen and Reg Arnold in managing TRINITY’s daily operations and continuing the strategic growth initiatives established by the company.

“Flip and I began …

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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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Equipment Manufacturers Welcome South Carolina Governor to BOMAG Americas

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas, in partnership with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), recently welcomed South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster to their North American headquarters. The governor was on hand to launch CONNEX South Carolina, a manufacturing supply chain solution connecting manufacturers, like BOMAG, to component suppliers across …

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HGA Transforms Arrival and Patient Experience at Washington, DC’s Children’s National Hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the completion of Children’s National Hospital’s new arrival and patient experience located in Washington, D.C. The institution, dedicated to neonatal care, neurosurgery, oncology, and other specialties, needed an upgraded arrival experience.

Prior to the transformation, most patients and their families accessed …

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Clark Breaks Ground on Metro Headquarters Redevelopment Project, 600 Fifth

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Clark Construction Group joined representatives from the Rockefeller Group, Stonebridge, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro), and the District of Columbia to celebrate the groundbreaking of 600 Fifth, the redevelopment of Metro's headquarters. Clark is serving as the general contractor.

Located between Capital One Arena …

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Balfour Beatty Awarded $36M Highway Project in Columbus County, North Carolina

WILMINGTON, NC — Balfour Beatty is awarded an approximately $36 million contract on behalf of the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to reconstruct the junction of state highways N.C. 87 and N.C. 11 near Sandyfield, which is northwest of Wilmington, North Carolina. Once complete, the project will improve safety …

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The 2023-2024 School Year Begins with Construction Underway on Hundreds of Campuses, More Will Launch During 2024

School doors will open for the start of the 2023-24 school year, with many campuses under construction. Hundreds of planned construction and renovation projects will launch during this school year. In fact, billions of dollars have already been approved for projects that will get underway over the next two years. …

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 …

Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions to Develop 1,200-Bed Student Housing Project at William & Mary

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions, a developer and operator of infrastructure projects for the college and university market, announces it has reached financial close on a public-private partnership (P3) project to deliver new on-campus student housing at William & Mary in Virginia.

Construction on the over $240 …

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Clark Breaks Ground on Charlotte's Queensbridge Collective Mixed-Use Development

CHARLOTTE, NC — Clark Construction Group recently joined representatives from Riverside Investment & Development, Woodfield Development, Goettsch Partners, and CBRE to break ground on Queensbridge Collective at 111 East Carson, a mixed-use development in Charlotte, North Carolina. Clark is serving as Construction Manager-at-Risk.

The development includes a …

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Balfour Beatty Breaks Ground on The Kenny Center

FORT MEADE, MD — Balfour Beatty, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Baltimore District (USACE), and the National Security Agency (NSA) recently celebrated the groundbreaking of The Kenny Center. The ceremony marks the beginning of construction of USACE’s East Campus Building #4 in Fort Meade, Maryland.

Balfour Beatty was …

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HNTB to Provide Final Design for GoRaleigh Southern Corridor Bus Rapid Transit Project

RALEIGH, NC — HNTB Corporation has been selected by the City of Raleigh, North Carolina, to perform final design for GoRaleigh's Wake Bus Rapid Transit: Southern Corridor project. The second of four planned Wake County BRT corridors to advance to final design, the Southern Corridor is an approximately five-mile-long project …

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BOMAG Americas Expands its National, Regional Rental Sales Force

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas announces a new National Accounts Manager plus recent additions to its regional rental sales manager (RSM) team. Having a sales manager dedicated to national and larger regional rental chains plus RSMs serving smaller territories allows BOMAG to enhance the level of sales support it offers …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping Out Milestone of George Mason University’s Life Sciences and Engineering Building

ROCKVILLE, MD –– Skanska recently reached a milestone by topping out George Mason University’s new Life Sciences and Engineering Building at the school’s Prince William County Science and Technology (SciTech) Campus.

The $83.6 million,132,000-square-foot Life Sciences and Engineering Building will support students enrolled in STEM-H majors, such as kinesiology, materials …

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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 …

Lane Construction Wins $96M Bridge Replacement Project in South Carolina

CHESHIRE, CT — The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, has been awarded a $96 million contract for a bridge replacement job in Kershaw County, South Carolina.

Commissioned by the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), the contract is for replacing the east and westbound …

South Carolina DOT Commission Approves 2024 Pavement Improvement Plan

COLUMBIA, SC — The South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission approved the agency’s 2024 Pavement Improvement Program by adding another $775 million to the previously invested $2.8 billion in pavement improvements across the state of South Carolina since the Strategic 10-Year plan was implemented. This is the seventh year of …

Gilbane Building Company Names Swartzwelder Washington, DC Business Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gilbane Building Company announces the promotion of Tyler Swartzwelder to Vice President, Washington, D.C. Business Leader. Swartzwelder is an 18-year industry veteran who spent the last two years driving operational excellence on projects throughout the D.C. metro area while developing Gilbane's next generation of construction management professionals. …

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USACE Awards Contract to Dredge Baltimore Harbor and Channels

BALTIMORE, MD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, has awarded a $23.9 million contract to Cashman Dredging & Marine Contracting Co. LLC, out of Quincy, Massachusetts, for Baltimore Harbor and channels maintenance dredging for Fiscal Year 2023.

In coordination with the Maryland Department of Transportation …

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Burns & McDonnell Names Pansing as New Charlotte Area Leader, Positioning Company for Significant Growth

CHARLOTTE, NC — Burns & McDonnell promotes Paul Pansing to lead its Charlotte office in North Carolina as it works to support significant growth in the region's utility, renewable energy, and advanced manufacturing markets. Pansing, who previously served as the office’s Manager of Electric and Gas Transmission and Distribution, has …

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Foley Lynx is like Hiring a Full-Time Service Technician for Cat Equipment

Foley Lynx is a support service that gives Foley Equipment customers access to a dedicated service technician right from their phone.

“The easiest way to explain it is to say it’s Siri for your equipment,” said Travis LaDuke, Lynx Consultant at Foley Equipment. “You have a question, and we …

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Ditch Witch of North Carolina Named Winner of the 2022 Crescent Club Award

RALEIGH, NC — Ditch Witch of North Carolina, a provider of underground construction equipment and services, was awarded the 2022 Crescent Club Award. This award is presented annually by the Ditch Witch organization to recognize outstanding performance in sales, marketing, and customer service.

"We are incredibly honored to receive …

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Public Safety and Drone Training Facility Designed by LEO A DALY and Partners

RALEIGH, NC — Wake Tech Community College (WTCC) is developing a new 76,405-square-foot Public Safety Simulation Complex for 4D public safety simulation training. Designed by LEO A DALY, the new facility will provide training for the college as well as state and local public safety agencies.

“Public safety officers …

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Additional State and Federal Funds Will Allow North Carolina to Address Road and Bridge Conditions, Congestion, and Safety

RALEIGH, NC — While additional state and federal transportation investment will allow North Carolina to improve its transportation system, the state’s ability to keep pace with growing transportation needs is threatened by the reduced purchasing power of motor fuel tax revenues due to inflation, improved vehicle fuel efficiency, and the …

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Clark Construction Expands Office Footprint to Richmond Market

RICHMOND, VA — Clark Construction Group announces the opening of a new office in Richmond, Virginia. Designed by Two Street Studio and home to 30 team members, the new 4,800-square-foot office is located within a 4-mile radius of Project Speedway, the 2.7-million-square-foot fulfillment facility project Clark recently delivered for a …

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Moseley Architects Announces Hyder as New President/CEO, Roberson to Continue as Board Chair

RICHMOND, VA — Moseley Architects announces that effective August 1, 2023, Jeffrey M. Hyder, AIA, will become the fourth President and CEO in the firm's history. Stewart D. Roberson, President, CEO, and Chair of the Board of Directors since 2011, will continue in his role as Chair.

Hyder …

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HOK Names Hoisington and Klumpp Williams as Co-CEOs

ST. LOUIS, MO — HOK appoints Eli Hoisington, AIA, LEED AP, and Susan Klumpp Williams, AIA, LEED AP, as its new Co-Chief Executive Officers, succeeding Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, who passed away on April 6, shortly after his scheduled retirement.

Hoisington and Klumpp Williams, who have …

Maryland Traffic Congestion Costs Drivers as Much as $2,465 Annually, $5.8B Statewide

BALTIMORE, MD — As vehicle travel in Maryland returns to near pre-pandemic levels, the state’s congested roads, highways, and bottlenecks choke commuting and commerce and cost the state’s drivers a total of $5.8 billion annually — up to $2,465 per driver — in the form of auto and truck delays, …

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Riccardo Joins HNTB as National Practice Consultant in Advisory Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — George Riccardo joins HNTB’s Advisory practice as National Practice Consultant and Vice President, where he will advise on how to deliver the country’s biggest and most complex infrastructure projects. Based in Washington, D.C., Riccardo has extensive public and private experience and will leverage his understanding of …

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Students Shine During West Virginia DOT Bridge Design and Build Contest

CHARLESTON, WV — Students in West Virginia middle and high schools recently competed in the 2023 West Virginia Bridge Design and Build Contest. The event, sponsored by the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) for over 20 years, was hosted at WVU Institute of Technology Campus in Beckley. There were …

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DPR Construction Grows Mid-Atlantic Leadership with Appointment of Hoffman to Co-Business Unit Leader

COLUMBIA, MD — DPR Construction announces it has appointed Chris Hoffman, P.E. as Co-Business Unit Leader supporting the organization's offices in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. With more than 15 years of experience in both preconstruction and the field, Hoffman will now support DPR teams and project delivery focused on self-perform …

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Construction Underway on Route 29 Improvements in Fairfax, Virginia

FAIRFAX, VA — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and Fairfax County broke ground on multimodal improvements along Route 29 (Lee Highway) between Union Mill Road and Buckleys Gate Drive to improve safety, traffic flow, and bicyclist and pedestrian accessibility and connectivity.

The project will reconstruct and widen 1.5 miles …

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Balfour Beatty, Metcon Joint Venture Selected for Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority Construction Program

RALEIGH, NC — Balfour Beatty’s Building operations and joint venture partner Metcon Inc., in association with Right Build and Varnedoe Construction, have been selected by Raleigh-Durham Airport Authority to deliver an approximately $650 million phased construction program at Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU). As part of its Vision …

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Empire Crane Company and Bigge Crane and Rigging Make Partnership Official

SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Crane Company has officially partnered with Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. in order to offer East Coast customers better access to rent or buy the more than 1,800 cranes in Bigge’s fleet.

Empire Crane has long been in the crane sales and rental business, serving customers …

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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 …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping Out Milestone at 17xM, 11-Story Mixed-Used Development in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, DC — Skanska recently celebrated the topping out of 17xM, an 11-story, 334,000-square-foot mixed-use development in the heart of Washington, D.C.’s central business district. 17xM has achieved WiredScore Platinum and will be the first SmartScore-certified office building in North America. The project is also targeting LEED Gold and Fitwel …

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D.H. Griffin Companies Signs Agreement to Purchase Komatsu PC900LC-11 Excavator from Linder Industrial Machinery

After signing a purchase agreement, D.H. Griffin Companies has become the first company in the United States to own the Komatsu PC900LC-11 excavator. The excavator was purchased during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 from Linder Industrial Machinery, a heavy equipment dealer offering a variety of new, used, and rental equipment, along with …

SAM Companies Acquires Carolina Surveying Services Inc.

AUSTIN, TX — SAM Companies (SAM), a provider of professional geospatial and inspection solutions to customers across the utility, transportation, and broader infrastructure industries, announces that it has acquired Carolina Surveying Services, Inc. (CSS), a professional geomatics solutions company.

Headquartered in Lexington, South Carolina, in the Columbia metropolitan area, CSS …

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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 …

Arcadis Selected to Provide Project Management Services for $220M Rail Manufacturing Facility Investment

LEXINGTON, NC — Arcadis announces its appointment to provide Siemens Real Estate with project management services for a $220 million manufacturing facility project in Lexington, North Carolina. The project will include construction of a new rail car factory to manufacture rolling stock, including passenger rail cars, as well as the …

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Transit and Rail Expert Ford Joins HNTB as Capital Region’s Director of Rail Operations

ARLINGTON, VA — Zandra Ford joins HNTB as Director of Rail Operations for the Capital Region where she will support HNTB’s transit and rail clients across the firm. Ford’s extensive experience in rail operations, project management, strategic planning, finance, capital budgeting, as well as the federal and state funding process …

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Ven Named WSP USA Southeast Region Energy Lead

ATLANTA, GA — WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, hires Kung Ven as the firm's Energy Business Line Leader for its Southeast region.

In this role, Ven will manage the growth and performance of energy sector projects with a focus on generation, transmission and distribution, decarbonization, …

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Charleston Harbor Becomes Deepest Port on the East Coast with Completion of the Post 45 Harbor Deepening Project

CHARLESTON, SC — Charleston Harbor is now the deepest port on the East Coast at 52 feet. Gov. Henry McMaster, Sen. Lindsey Graham, Sen. Tim Scott, Rep. Nancy Mace, state leaders, representatives from the South Carolina Ports Authority (SCPA), and other partner agencies who helped the U.S. Army Corps of …

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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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Western Specialty Contractors Charlotte Branch Restores Historic Buncombe County Courthouse Facade

CHARLOTTE, NC — Western Specialty Contractors - Charlotte Branch recently used its expertise in historic masonry to restore the facade of North Carolina’s Buncombe County Courthouse.

Located in Asheville, North Carolina, the historic courthouse was designed by architect Frank Pierce Milburn and built between 1924 and 1928. The 17-story skyscraper’s …

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Gilbane Selected to Lead Planning, Design, Development, Construction, and Operations of USC's Health Sciences Campus

COLUMBIA, SC — Gilbane has been selected by the University of South Carolina (USC) to lead the planning, design, development, construction, and operations of the university’s new Health Sciences Campus in the BullStreet District in downtown Columbia, South Carolina. The initial engagement with Gilbane was presented to the Board of …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping Out Milestone at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center’s Renovation and Expansion Project

RICHMOND, VA — Skanska recently reached a milestone by topping out at Bon Secours St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, Virginia, where it is providing renovation and expansion services. Construction includes renovations to existing spaces and the addition of two floors to help the hospital meet patient needs and provide …

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Branch Group Announces New Organizational Leadership

ROANOKE, VA — Branch Group (Branch) announces a corporate restructuring. Branch is aligning corporate business development with their business units to centralize operations, to better support the company’s growth obtained over the last two years, and to serve their clients more effectively.

Catherine Underwood is transitioning to the role of …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

Chaney Enterprises Opens First Concrete Plant in Harford County, Maryland

GAMBRILLS, MD — Chaney Enterprises, a ready-mix concrete and aggregates supplier, announces the acquisition of Holcim’s ready-mix concrete plant in Joppatowne, Maryland. This transaction will include both assets as well as the operational employees.

The location will stretch Chaney Enterprises' service market north of Baltimore and up the …

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 …

Balfour Beatty Awarded $242.35M Design-Build Contract by North Carolina Department of Transportation

HAVELOCK, NC — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) awards Balfour Beatty a $242.35 million design-build contract to deliver improvements to Interstate U.S. 70 between the Havelock Bypass and east of Thurman Road in Craven County. The project will upgrade the 6.4-mile section of U.S. 70 to improve mobility …

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Maryland Governor Announces Appointment of Wiedefeld as Secretary of Transportation

ANNAPOLIS, MD — Governor Wes Moore announces the appointment of Paul J. Wiedefeld as the Maryland Department of Transportation's next Secretary of Transportation.

“Paul is an experienced leader whom I'm proud to have join my team," Moore said. “Maryland deserves transportation options that will make us more competitive and …

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HNTB Names Jones President of the Mid-Atlantic Division

ARLINGTON, VA — HNTB Corporation names Bryan Jones President of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Division. Jones will oversee complex infrastructure programs, business operations, and lead more than 580 multi-disciplinary HNTB professionals serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

“Bryan is a people-focused …

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Cox Named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission

COLUMBIA, SC — Tony K. Cox, of Horry County, was named Chairman of the South Carolina Department of Transportation Commission at the commission's recent meeting in Columbia, South Carolina.

“I’m honored to serve again as the Chairman of the Commission,” Cox said. “We’re making tremendous progress on our Strategic …

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Gogus Joins HGA as Performance-Based Seismic Design Specialist in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Aysegul Gogus, Ph.D., PE, SE, joins HGA as an Associate Vice President and Associate Principal in Structural Engineering in the Washington, D.C., office. She will work with engineering teams and business development firmwide to expand the office’s in-house seismic services.

Gogus has more than 10 years …

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West Virginia Governor Celebrates Completion of I-70 Bridge Project in Wheeling

WHEELING, WV — Gov. Jim Justice and leaders from the West Virginia Department of Transportation held an event to officially commemorate the completion of the I-70 Bridge Project in Wheeling.

The project, which rehabilitated or replaced 26 bridges and ramps along a seven-mile stretch of I-70 in Wheeling, was the …

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Syvertsen Named Vice President at Mueller Associates

BALTIMORE, MD — Mueller Associates, a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering firm, announces that Tom Syvertsen, PE, LEED AP, joins the firm’s executive team as a Vice President. Syvertsen, who joined the Baltimore-based firm in 2002, has overseen many of the firm’s largest and most complex projects in …

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Caterpillar Announces Collaboration with Luck Stone to Scale Autonomous Solutions to the Aggregates Industry

CHANTILLY, VA — Caterpillar Inc. announces a collaboration with Luck Stone, a family-owned and operated producer of crushed stone, sand, and gravel, to deploy Caterpillar’s autonomous solution to Luck Stone’s Bull Run Plant in Chantilly, Virginia. This will be Caterpillar’s first autonomous deployment in the aggregates industry and will …

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Army Corps, Prince George’s County Sign Partnership Agreement, Moving Anacostia Watershed Restoration into Construction Phase

UPPER MARLBORO, MD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, and Prince George’s County Department of the Environment (DoE) signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the Anacostia Watershed Restoration project during a ceremony at the county’s DoE headquarters in Largo, Maryland. The PPA will usher in …

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HOK's CEO and Chairman, Hellmuth, to Retire in April 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. — After a 32-year career at HOK and 44 years as an architect, Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, announces that he will retire in April 2023, just ahead of the firm’s annual shareholder meeting.

Hellmuth is currently on medical leave. HOK executive committee members Eli Hoisington, AIA, …

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Terex Utilities Promotes Cammisa to Senior Director of Services

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that Nick Cammisa has been promoted to Senior Director of Services, and will now lead the Terex Services team.

“Nick brings well-rounded experience to his role as Senior Director of Services from branch management, sales, and strategic account management, and is positioned to lead …

Virginia DOT Announces First Segment of I-64 Widening Project Advances

RICHMOND, VA — Secretary of Transportation Shep Miller announces that the Commonwealth is advancing a long-awaited project to begin widening the 64 Gap — the 29-mile section of Interstate 64 between Richmond and Williamsburg where the highway narrows from three to two lanes in each direction.

“This notoriously congested stretch …

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USDOT Announces Nearly $98M in Loans for Safety Improvements on Virginia’s I-81

ROANOKE, VA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided two low-interest loans totaling $97.6 million to the Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board (CBT), the governing body of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), for improvements to Interstate 81. The Bureau helps communities of all …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

SUWANEE, GA — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the …

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 …

Balfour Beatty Announces Novack as New President in the Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Balfour Beatty announces the appointment of Dan Novack to President of the company’s building operations in the Mid-Atlantic. Novack succeeds former Mid-Atlantic president, Mike Phillips, in providing strategic oversight for construction operations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and sustaining market growth in the health …

Biden-Harris Administration, USDOT Make Available Nearly $9B to Modernize Busiest Passenger Rail Corridor in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available nearly $9 billion in funding to upgrade and expand passenger rail services along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). These funds will be issued through the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program …

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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 …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — The U.S. Department of Labor recently held its annual National Apprenticeship Week, with Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. celebrating the event by recognizing the men and women who teach or are enrolled in the company’s in-house Apprenticeship Training Program. An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the …

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Clark Construction, Federal Realty Tops Out Latest Component of Pike & Rose in North Bethesda

NORTH BETHESDA, MD — Clark Construction Group and Federal Realty Investment Trust recently joined representatives from Choice Hotels, Sodexo, and design and trade partners to celebrate the topping out of 915 Meeting Street, a new 276,000-square-foot trophy office building in North Bethesda, Maryland. The topping out ceremony marks the completion …

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Schwabacher Named Design Principal in HOK’s Washington, D.C., Tampa, and Miami Studios

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HOK promotes Roger Schwabacher, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to Design Principal in its Washington, D.C., Tampa, and Miami studios. He takes over in Washington, D.C., for Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, who recently announced that he will retire in April 2023. In addition to his …

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KTGY-Designed Mixed-Use Development Breaks Ground

WASHINGTON, D.C. — KTGY, a full-service architecture, branding, interior, and planning firm focused on residential, retail, hospitality, and mixed-use developments, announces the groundbreaking of Vermeer, a mixed-use development located in the Buzzard Point neighborhood of Washington, D.C., which has recently been redeveloped from an industrial area to a mixed-use …

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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 …

Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

FORT MILL, SC — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, has been recognized with three awards for its efforts to recruit and retain military veterans in North America and globally.

For the first time, Sunbelt Rentals has received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE …

Dobbs Equipment, LLC Named to John Deere’s Onyx Circle

GREENVILLE, SC — John Deere Construction and Forestry Division names Dobbs Equipment, LLC in Simpsonville, South Carolina, as a 2022 winner of its Onyx Circle award. The award recognizes John Deere’s top-performing dealers in terms of earning customers’ business, as determined by key performance metrics.

“Over the last year, Dobbs …

Michael Baker International Selected by CSX Transportation to Lead Program and Construction Management for the Transforming Rail in Virginia Initiative

RICHMOND, VA — Michael Baker International, an engineering, planning, and consulting services company, announces that the firm has been selected by CSX Transportation (CSXT) to lead program and construction management for significant rail enhancement projects as part the Transforming Rail in Virginia (TRV) initiative.

The TRV program represents an …

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Dewberry Welcomes Le as New Senior Associate

FAIRFAX, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Stacey Le, PE, has joined the firm as a Senior Associate and Regional Market Segment Leader in its Richmond office. She joins the firm to support water and wastewater projects in central Virginia.

Le has more …

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Kinchen Named National Construction Director for Water Projects at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Kinchen has been named National Director of Construction for Burns & McDonnell water projects. He will have overall responsibility for strategic positioning and growth of water construction projects throughout all 50 U.S. states.

Kinchen has nearly 35 years of experience working for self-perform national and …

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JLG’s All-New E18 Vertical Mast Lifts Now Available

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces an all-new vertical mast lift series to the market. The new JLG E18MCL model is well-suited for construction and industrial applications that require outdoor and indoor …

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Hillside Court Playground+ Wins Two Golden Hammer Awards

RICHMOND, VA — The Hillside Court Playground+ in Richmond, Virginia, won two awards at the 2022 Golden Hammer Awards celebration: Best Placemaking and Urban Design and the Teen Choice Award. Phase I of Playground+ includes new basketball courts, which formally opened in late fall of 2021 and honors Sharmar “Simba” …

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BOMAG Americas Signs All Roads Equipment as Specialty Equipment Distributor for Virginia

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas announces it has signed Vermeer All Roads as a new dealer for its specialty equipment lines, covering all counties in Virginia. Under the new collaboration agreement, All Roads Equipment, a division of All Roads, will provide contractors in the region with sales, service, and …

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DAVIS Construction Announces Leadership Transition and Expansion

ROCKVILLE, MD — DAVIS Construction, a general contractor in the Mid-Atlantic region, announces that Dominic Argentieri has been named President and Benjamin Cohen, Ronald Juban, Michael Pittsman, and Meghan Ulrich have joined the firm’s leadership team as Principals, a transition effective January 1, 2023. In addition …

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Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Satterthwaite to CEO, Oberle to President

ST. LOUIS, MO — Brinkmann Constructors has completed a leadership succession plan that promotes Brian Satterthwaite to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Tom Oberle to President. Founder Bob Brinkmann, formerly CEO, remains engaged as Chairman of the Board for the company he launched in 1984.

Since 2010, Brinkmann had …

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Perkins&Will Selected to Design Howard University’s New STEM Center

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Global architecture firm Perkins&Will, in collaboration with K. Dixon Architecture (KDA) and R. McGhee & Associates (RMc), has been selected to design the new interdisciplinary Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Center at Howard University, a historically Black college and university (HBCU). The STEM Center, which …

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Bond Bread Project Receives Approval by Historic Preservation Review Board

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The redevelopment of the 2.2-acre Bond Bread Factory/WRECO Garage site at Howard University recently received unanimous approval by the Historic Preservation Review Board (HPRB). Redevelopment of Bond Bread/WRECO will be led by a master development team consisting of D.C.-based developers The Menkiti Group, Fivesquares Development, …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

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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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Mueller Associates Joins Design Team for Historic Hirshhorn Museum Revitalization

BALTIMORE, MD — Mueller Associates has been selected to provide mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering services for the modernization of the historic Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, a multi-year design project that will transform galleries and public spaces and enable the museum to address a significant increase in attendance in …

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Wiedefeld Joins HDR as Northeast Region Transportation Director

BALTIMORE, MD — Paul Wiedefeld joins HDR as Director of the firm’s transportation practice in the Northeast U.S. Wiedefeld brings four decades of transportation industry experience with half of those years as the CEO of major aviation and transit agencies. As HDR’s Northeast Transportation Director, he will provide leadership across …

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Powell Named Chief of Staff for South Carolina DOT

COLUMBIA, SC — Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall, P.E. announces that Justin Powell, previously the Deputy Secretary for Finance and Administration, will become the Chief of Staff for the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), effective immediately. In this role, Powell will be charged with the oversight and …

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Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announce a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot robot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI, and the Trimble X7 total station. …

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Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and HP are collaborating on the integration of Trimble's latest robotic total station with HP's new SitePrint robotic layout solution. The solution focuses on transforming the layout process for indoor construction projects.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, where HP and Trimble …

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Trimble Construction Cloud Powered by Microsoft Azure Launches at Trimble Dimensions+ Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble announces the launch of Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure, an industry cloud to streamline construction projects. Trimble Construction Cloud was developed as part of Trimble's collaboration with Microsoft to advance technology adoption and accelerate the digital transformation of the construction, agriculture, and transportation …

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First Phase of Cintra-Led $3.7B Multi-Modal Transform 66 Outside the Beltway Project Opens to the Public

MANASSAS, VA — Just outside of the nation's capital, the initial phase of a private sector funded $3.7-billion transportation project, called Transform 66 Outside the Beltway, has opened to the public as commemorated by federal, state, and local officials at an event near Manassas, Virginia.

Due to the ongoing collaboration …

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Takeuchi Celebrates Production of First Track Loaders at New South Carolina Facility

MOORE, SC — The first compact track loaders have rolled off the assembly line at Takeuchi’s new manufacturing facility in Moore, South Carolina. This facility, Takeuchi’s first production facility in North America, will eventually produce nearly all the company’s compact track loaders, allowing Takeuchi to reduce compact track loader …

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VHB Acquires Richmond, Virginia-Based HG Design Studio

RICHMOND, VA — VHB announces that the company is joining forces with HG Design Studio, a Richmond, Virginia-based firm. With a presence in the Commonwealth for more than 60 years, HG Design Studio has 17 employees in the landscape architecture, land planning, and civil engineering fields. Their technical knowledge …

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Dewberry Welcomes Vice President and Regional Water Market Segment Leader Mahan to Virginia Beach Office

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has hired Ali Mahan, PE, as a Vice President and Regional Water Market Segment Leader. Mahan will be based in the firm’s Virginia Beach office and support the water practice across the Hampton Roads …

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HGA Relocating to Historic Woodies Building in Downtown D.C.’s Penn Quarter

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces it has signed a lease to move its D.C. Metro region headquarters to the historic Woodies Building in Penn Quarter. HGA is taking 17,000 square feet on the building’s second floor, which is located directly above Metrorail’s Metro Center station. The …

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West Virginia Governor Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for Wheeling Streetscape Project

WHEELING, WV — Gov. Jim Justice recently joined West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) officials for a ceremony to celebrate the start of a major project to improve safety and beautify downtown Wheeling’s streets.

Work is scheduled to begin the second week of October on the nearly $32-million Wheeling Streetscape …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish more with their machines.

“Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks, and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, Product Manager …

LiuGong North America Welcomes Modern Group to Dealer Network

BRISTOL, PA — LiuGong North America is welcoming Bristol, Pennsylvania-based Modern Group Ltd. to its growing dealer lineup. Founded in 1946, the company is an industrial equipment distributor and service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, with eight locations across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Modern Group President and CEO Paul …

Curry Supply Co. Attends, Provides Recap of CAT UEM Conference

HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA — The Curry Supply Co. team recently attended the CAT UEM conference. Curry Supply's Off Road Sales Manager Tom Schnakenberg and Regional Sales Manager Stephen Nelson represented the company at the conference. The event offered networking opportunities and the chance to reconnect, build new relationships, and discuss industry …

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JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network to Support Customers’ Maintenance and Repair Needs

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, is expanding its network of Authorized Service Providers in the United States to provide equipment repair, warranty, maintenance, inspections, parts, and other support services nationwide to JLG customers. …

Michael Baker International Selected by North Carolina DOT for Interstate 95 Widening

ROBESON COUNTY, NC — Michael Baker International announces that the firm has been selected by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) to provide construction management and construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services for the widening of Interstate 95 (I-95) in Robeson County, North Carolina. The five-year project will widen …

Safe Site Check In and Procore Automate the Daily Log to Improve Labor Productivity and Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Safe Site Check In, a construction management software company for jobsite productivity, announces an integration with Procore Technologies, Inc., a global provider of construction management software. Safe Site Check In quickly and accurately integrates field data into the Procore Construction Platform to help boost …

AM Partners Selects Tutor Perini-Led Team for Phase 1 South of the New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan

TYSONS, VA — After a competitive procurement process, Accelerate Maryland Partners LLC (AM Partners) selected Tutor Perini as the design and construction (D&C) contractor for Phase 1 South of Maryland’s New American Legion Bridge I-270 Traffic Relief Plan. The Tutor Perini team includes O&G Industries, Lunda Construction, and …

Six State-Level Departments of Transportation Join Equity in Infrastructure Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. — At an Equity in Infrastructure Project (EIP) event, the leaders of the departments of transportation of California, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, and Michigan signed the EIP Pledge, which is aimed at leveraging infrastructure spending to build wealth in underserved communities. The event was hosted …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Gray as Director of Marketing, Herron as Marketing Coordinator

ALTOONA, PA — Curry Supply Co. announces two new additions to the Curry team. The company welcomes Rob Gray as the new Director of Marketing, and Sara Herron as the Marketing Coordinator.

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In the Director of Marketing role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and focused marketing strategies. …
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Army Corps, Maryland DOT Sign Agreement to Commence $4B Chesapeake Bay Restoration Project

BALTIMORE, MD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, and the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently signed a Project Partnership Agreement (PPA) for the $4-billion Mid-Chesapeake Bay ecosystem restoration project at MDOT Headquarters.

The PPA — signed by Col. Estee Pinchasin, Baltimore District Commander, and …

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Perkins&Will Celebrates Completion of George Mason University Humanities & Social Sciences Building

FAIRFAX, VA — Perkins&Will celebrates the completion of Horizon Hall, a soaring 218,000-square-foot academic and research facility at George Mason University (GMU) that is the new home of the university’s College of Humanities & Social Sciences. The campus’s largest building houses classrooms, faculty spaces, spaces for study and reflection, and …

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Wilden Releases New 76 mm (3") Metal Equalizer Surge Dampener - Integrated SD Series

GRAND TERRACE, CA — Wilden, a brand of PSG, a Dover company, has extended its line of metal Equalizer Surge Dampeners - Integrated SD Series (ISD) with the addition of a new 76 mm (3”) model. Designed to integrate directly into the manifold of a Wilden metal air-operated …

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Skanska Selected to Rebuild Offshore Wind Staging Port at Portsmouth Marine Terminal

PORTSMOUTH, VA — Skanska announces it has been selected by the Virginia Port Authority to redevelop approximately 72 acres of the 287-acre Portsmouth Marine Terminal for use as an offshore wind staging port. The $223-million project includes improving 1,500 feet of an existing 3,540-foot wharf. The redevelopment of the marine …

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Hendrickson Joins DLR Group as Business Development Leader

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DLR Group welcomes Rick Hendrickson as Business Development Leader for the K-12 Independent Schools practice. Hendrickson is responsible for growing the firm’s footprint in private and independent school design along the east coast and nationally.

Hendrickson is an education professional who brings a unique perspective to the …

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VHB Welcomes Mysorewala as Metro DC Director of Transit and Rail Engineering

WASHINGTON, D.C. — VHB welcomes Adeel Mysorewala as Director of Transit and Rail (T&R) Engineering for the company’s Metro D.C. offices. In this role, Mysorewala will lead delivery of all T&R engineering services for Metro DC and will guide VHB’s technical teams on key assignments.

As former Project Manager of …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Trimble and ABI GMBH Offer Trimble Ready Option for Piling and Drilling Machines

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH announce the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for new ABI MOBILRAM-Systems and DELMAG Drill Rigs. ABI piling and drilling machines shipped from the factory will be ready for the installation of the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, which …

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Junttan Oy to Offer Trimble Groundworks Machine Control for Piling Machines from the Factory

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and Junttan Oy announce the availability of Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System for Piling Machines as a factory option on Junttan Oy foundation machines.

Trimble Groundworks is a 3D machine control system that improves efficiency and reduces downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and …

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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble introduces the Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform version 2.10 with Horizontal Steering Control for Vogele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control for Vogele pavers is another step forward in Trimble's path toward machine control autonomy.

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Local, State Leaders Break Ground on U.S. 17 Widening Project

WILLIAMSTON, NC — An $86-million project to widen 10.6 miles of U.S. 17 in Martin and Beaufort counties is officially underway today after a groundbreaking event in Williamston.

Local leaders from Martin and Beaufort counties joined representatives from the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) in the ceremony at the …

Greystar Breaks Ground on 135,200-Square-Foot Industrial Development in Charleston Metro

CHARLESTON, SC — Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC (Greystar) broke ground on a 135,200-square-foot warehouse and distribution center in Monck’s Corner, South Carolina. CBRE has been selected as the exclusive marketing and leasing agent.

Located at Mount Holly Commerce Center, the warehouse and distribution building is Greystar’s first logistics project …

Maryland DOT Releases Record $19.9B Draft Six-Year Capital Budget Plan

HANOVER, MD — The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) releases its Draft Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP) for fiscal years 2023 to 2028, outlining a record $19.9-billion six-year investment to replace and repair aging infrastructure, expand transit opportunities, assist Maryland's economic recovery, and preserve and expand the state's transportation network.

The …

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Ohland Begins Her Term as ASME President, Aims to Promote More Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1983, Karen J. Ohland has recently begun her term as the 141st President of the society. She is an ASME Fellow and the Associate Director for Finance and Operations at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Ohland has also …

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GOMACO Appoints Harper as District Manager for the Southeast United States

ATLANTA, GA — Rodney Harper has been named District Manager for the Southeast United States. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, GOMACO’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. He replaces Vinnie Miller, who had managed the territory since 1975 and will be retiring from GOMACO. …

The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from diesel.

But with global initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by …

Baltimore City DPW Director Announces Luna as New Deputy Director

BALTIMORE, MD — Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announces the selection of Richard J. Luna as DPW’s new Deputy Director. As Deputy Director, Luna will manage DPW’s administrative operations.

Luna began his municipal government career in 2013 and brings nearly a decade of municipal …

Buchanan Joins Dewberry’s Charlotte Office

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Steve Buchanan, PE, has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager for the water practice, based in the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina, office.

Buchanan has 22 years of experience, having worked in the public water/wastewater …

Berger Joins HDR as Senior Health Strategist

CHARLOTTE, NC — Lara Berger, MBA, FACHE, joins HDR as a Senior Health Strategist based in the Charlotte, North Carolina, architecture studio. Berger’s more than 30 years of experience working in the health care strategy space for hospital providers and as a consultant allowed her to cultivate a specialized …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Director of Operations for Mid-Atlantic to Support Regional Growth

CHESAPEAKE, VA — Burns & McDonnell announces its selection of John Bothof to serve as Director of Operations for the Mid-Atlantic region.

“We now have more than 350 architects, engineers, and construction professionals serving clients from our seven locations in the region,” said Jeffrey Ganthner, Vice President and General …

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 …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Drones — the aerial eye of the jobsite — have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits: increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. In addition, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady stream of jobsite …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Preventive maintenance “is a very broad term,” said George MacIntyre, Product Manager at CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibitor CASE Construction Equipment. “It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine’s life. Or it …

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North Carolina Announces Record $789.4M for Drinking Water and Wastewater Project Funding Statewide

RALEIGH, NC — Governor Roy Cooper announces that communities statewide will receive a record $789.4 million in water and wastewater infrastructure funding to help pay for 385 projects statewide, including 140 construction projects.

“Clean drinking water is necessary for healthy families and thriving communities and businesses," Cooper said. "The historic …

Quinn Evans Promotes Pryor, Wray, and Siple to Principal

RICHMOND, VA — Quinn Evans, a national planning and design firm, announces the promotion of three professionals to principal. Susan Pryor and Shannon Wray, based in the Richmond, Virginia, office, and Julia Siple, based in Washington, D.C., have joined the firm’s team of principals.

Susan Pryor, AIA, …

Branch Group Officially Opens New Headquarters

ROANOKE, VA — The Branch Group recently relocated its main headquarters, expanding its presence in the Roanoke Valley. The company recently celebrated this with a ribbon cutting ceremony.

“We are excited to continue to grow our presence in the Roanoke community where hundreds of our employee-owners call home,” said Donald …

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 …

HOK Names Stephens as Aviation Leader in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Joshua Stephens, AIA, NCARB, DBIA, ACI-NA, an architect with more than 35 years of experience, joins HOK as a Regional Leader of A+T in Washington, D.C. An expert in aviation design, he has helped deliver and shape more than $4.7 billion in airport projects to date. …

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VHB Names Powell Director of Transit and Rail for Mid-Atlantic Region

WASHINGTON, D.C. — VHB welcomes Meghan Powell as Director of Transit and Rail for the Mid-Atlantic region. In this role, Powell will carve a path forward for VHB’s Transit and Rail service line by strategically leading the development and implementation of its growth strategy.

Prior to joining VHB, Powell was …

Hills Machinery Adds Two New Locations to Strengthen Sales, Service, and Support Throughout North Carolina and South Carolina

ASHEVILLE, NC — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Hills Machinery has opened two new facilities to strengthen its footprint and customer service throughout North Carolina and South Carolina. The new operations in Mills River (Asheville), and Leland (Wilmington), North Carolina will focus on new and used equipment sales, rental, support, service, …

New Health Care Building at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Tops Out

BETHESDA, MD — The Clark Construction team delivering the P-114 Medical Center Addition and Alteration at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, reached a significant milestone with the completion of structural concrete on the medical campus’s new 575,000-square-foot health care facility (Building C).

Members of the Clark …

VHB Welcomes Westra to Growing Land Development Practice in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC — Kevin Westra joins VHB as Land Development Team Leader in Charlotte, North Carolina, a role that will be instrumental in helping VHB expand its growing land development services across the state. Westra will lead a team of professionals in developing community-centered, accessible, safe, and engaging designs for …

Williams Joins Garver as North Carolina Water Team Leader

CHARLOTTE, NC — With the recent addition of North Carolina Water Team Leader Jonathan Williams, PE, Garver has established a presence in the South Atlantic region.

Williams, a life-long North Carolinian, has dedicated his career to providing water and wastewater solutions to communities across his home state. For Garver, …

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PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

Balfour Beatty Joint Venture Celebrates Grand Opening of North Carolina Central University’s $55.4M Student Center

DURHAM, NC — Balfour Beatty, in joint venture with Holt Brothers and Structure Building Company, formally celebrated the grand opening of North Carolina Central University’s (NCCU) Student Center during a ribbon cutting ceremony with Johnson O. Akinleye, Ph.D., Chancellor of NCCU, NCCU Board of Trustees, and community partners. …

Demo Day Allows Construction Industry to Showcase Underground Safety Equipment, Practices

HYATTSVILLE, MD — The Distribution Contractors Association (DCA) recently participated in a multi-industry event that showcased underground construction safety equipment and practices for some representatives of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The event, referred to by industry reps as OSHA Demo Day, was hosted by the Association of …

Fecon Appoints Linder Industrial Machinery as Distributor in Florida and Carolinas

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Fecon announces the addition of Linder Industrial Machinery as a new stocking distributor for the full lineup of Fecon mulching tractors, forestry mulchers, and attachments in the states of Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. They have 16 locations in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Plant City, Ft. Myers, …

Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

KOHLER, WI — All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard. This confirmation comes just a few months after European compliance was announced. In February, in fact, Kohler had announced approval to use HVO for all its diesel engines …

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Safety Culture in the Workplace: How Generational Differences Present Challenges, Opportunities

MILWAUKEE, WI — How do you create an effective safety culture in the workplace when you have an employee base that is so diverse?

It’s an important question for equipment manufacturers to ask and answer, and the latter can’t really be accomplished without a better understanding of what “culture” refers …

Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices

No one in the construction industry needs to be made aware of rising diesel prices over the past year. They have felt the pain. Through the first week in July, the average price of diesel fuel was nearly 70 percent higher than the year prior. There is no single magic …

Woolpert-RS&H Joint Venture Selected by USACE Norfolk for $240M Architecture, Engineering Contract

NORFOLK, VA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Norfolk District has selected the joint venture of Woolpert and RS&H to provide full architecture and engineering services in a five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Woolpert-RS&H JV will provide design support to vertical and horizontal construction requirements within …

New Division 11 Engineer Returns to North Carolina DOT Roots

NORTH WILKESBORO, NC — An engineer who began his career in Division 11, and Caldwell County native, is returning to lead the eight-county region for the North Carolina Department of Transportation.

Michael Poe, P.E., recently accepted a promotion to Division 11 Engineer following the retirement of Mike Pettyjohn …

Leica Geosystems Launches New Safety Awareness Module in Leica ConX Cloud Solution

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announces the launch of the new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX. The integration of Leica Geosystems’ safety awareness solutions with ConX increases safety on construction sites by collecting and visualising data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response, …

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HGA Completes Lamond-Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the completion of the Lamond Riggs/Lillian J. Huff Library in Washington, D.C. HGA designed a two-story 23,000-square-foot building to replace the existing library located on South Dakota Avenue in Northeast Washington, D.C. Consigli Construction Co., Inc. led the collaborative design-build project. …

Transportation and Civic Strategy Expert Roos Joins HDR as Strategic Consultant

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Kathryn Roos joins HDR as a Strategic Consultant, advising transportation and government clients on navigating organizational challenges to deliver major infrastructure initiatives. Based in Washington, D.C., Roos will share her experience with complex programmatic efforts to help municipal, regional, and private transportation clients develop and implement new …

Balfour Beatty Promotes Johnnie to Senior Vice President

WILMINGTON, NC — Balfour Beatty announces the promotion of Mark Johnnie to Senior Vice President and Region Manager of the company’s Southeast Civils operations. In his role, Johnnie oversees operations in the delivery of highway, bridge, and water projects throughout Balfour Beatty’s southeastern geographies in the U.S. and supports the …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, LEED AP BD+C as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect. As the 100th AIA President, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial President. …

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More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

With proposed infrastructure programs being discussed to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, aggregate materials could see a spike in demand. This progression can lead to increased profits for mineral processing operations. However, maximizing efficiency to capitalize on this opportunity requires the right equipment. It is critical that operations evaluate …

Burch Joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Brian Burch, PE, joins HNTB as a Senior Project Manager in the Southeast Division where he will focus on project delivery throughout the multi-state region, which includes North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee. Working out of the Atlanta office, Burch brings nearly three …

Dewberry’s Desai Appointed as National Director of ASHE

BALTIMORE, MD — Dewberry announces that Nimish Desai, PE, has been named National Director of the American Society for Highway Engineers (ASHE). He represents the Mid-Atlantic region. Desai’s three-year (2022-2025) term began with his installation at the 2022 ASHE National Conference in Columbus, Ohio. Desai is based in Dewberry’s …

Stantec-Designed Edmondson Avenue Bridge Wins National Engineering Design Award from ACEC

BALTIMORE, MD — Stantec recently received a National Recognition Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition for a project in Baltimore, Maryland. The annual competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of innovation, complexity, achievement, and value. …

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Skanska Selected to Build Virginia Tech’s $69.5M Undergraduate Science Laboratory Building

BLACKSBURG, VA — Global construction and development firm Skanska has been contracted to build Virginia Tech’s new Undergraduate Science Laboratory Building. Located in Blacksburg, Virginia, the new $69.5-million, approximately 102,000-gross-square-foot building will provide a teaching laboratory and general use classroom space to support Virginia Tech’s growing enrollment and Beyond Boundaries …

DLR Group Hires Davis as National Renewable Energy Leader

CHARLOTTE, NC — Wesley Davis has been hired as the National Renewable Energy Leader for DLR Group. Davis is responsible for managing the engineering teams across the firm, delivering renewable energy solutions through a variety of services including energy analysis and modeling, optimizing photovoltaic plant design, site assessment and …

Yanmar Compact Equipment’s Largest Mini Excavators Provide Maximum Power in Tight Spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping, and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s four-year/4,000-hour …

Customer Day at Liebherr: Expanded Operations, Expanded Solutions

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr USA, Co. hosted visitors from across the globe at their first Customer Day. The company highlighted and demonstrated a diverse range of products across all 10 segments including earthmoving, material handling technology, deep foundation machines, tower cranes, mining, mobile and crawler cranes, maritime cranes, concrete …

CHKD Opens 14-Story Pediatric Mental Health Hospital

NORFOLK, VA — The Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters (CHKD) celebrated the opening of their new pediatric mental health hospital and outpatient center (Children’s Pavilion) this spring to address children’s mental health needs. Located in Norfolk, Virginia, on the Eastern Virginia Medical Center (EVMC) campus, this 14-story facility currently …

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BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

Benes Named President and Deputy CEO of LEO A DALY

WASHINGTON, D.C. — LEO A DALY announces a change in executive leadership. Edward Benes, PE, has assumed the role of President and Deputy Chief Executive Officer for the Leo A. Daly Company. In the new role, Benes will assist CEO and Chairman Leo A. Daly III, FAIA, RIBA, FRAIA …

US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. surged by 19 percent from 2019 to 2021. Traffic fatalities began to increase dramatically in 2020 even as vehicle travel rates plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic fatalities continued to increase in 2021 as vehicle travel returned to …

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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Stantec Promotes Anderson to Lead Civic Sector

ARLINGTON, VA — Stantec, a global integrated design firm, announces the promotion of Ken Anderson to Vice President and Global Civic Sector Leader. He is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Anderson previously led the firm’s Transit sector and helped establish his team as a premier transit and public architecture group. …

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Perkins&Will Announces Howard as Chair, Gwyn as Managing Director

CHARLOTTE, NC — Architecture and design firm Perkins&Will announces two new leadership transitions in the Charlotte and Durham studios, in support of future growth and changing market demands.

“Our firm is nimble and adaptable, evolving with and for our clients and communities. Leadership succession is a natural part of that …

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

CLEVELAND, OH — The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, …

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Telematics Expert Gives Industry Outlook

Most construction jobs run on tight timelines and margins, and to keep everything running on schedule and within budget, fleet managers use telematics to give visibility into their equipment’s location and operating condition any time of the day or night.

Telematics has been around for quite a while, however, it …

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Gilbane Building Company Announces Reed to Lead Richmond Business

RICHMOND, VA — Gilbane Building Company announces that Maggie Reed has been promoted to Business Unit Leader for the Richmond office. In her new role, she will work closely with operations to enhance and expand client relationships, ensure excellence in project delivery, and drive growth in diverse markets in both …

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Stantec Designs First WELL Gold Certified High School in the U.S.

SANDY SPRING, MD — Sandy Spring Friends School’s new Pen y Bryn Upper School, designed by global integrated design firm Stantec, recently earned WELL Gold certification recognizing a commitment to occupant health and well-being. Stantec provided architecture, interior design, and engineering for the Upper School, located on the 140-acre …

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Construction Salaries are on the Rise According to NCCER 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey

Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 135 commercial, industrial and residential construction companies across the U.S., representing over 337,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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Capital One Hall Earns LEED Gold Certification

TYSONS, VA — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces that the recently completed Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia, has earned LEED Gold certification. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), is the most widely used green building rating system in the …

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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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Sakai America Announces Changes in Sales Team

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — Sakai America, Inc. announces two changes within the sales department. Nick Zessack will transition from a Sales Support position to the Southeast Regional Sales Manager role. Zessack will continue to work out of the Adairsville, Georgia, head office, but will be the primary contact for Sakai heavy …

USDOT Announces up to $1.76B Loan for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland

BETHESDA, MD — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau (Bureau) has provided up to a $1.76-billion low-interest loan to Purple Line Transit Partners for the Purple Line Light Rail Transit Project in Maryland. The loan will finance up to 33 percent of the $5.9 …

Understanding and Protecting Against Mold on Jobsites

Most hazards you’ll find on a construction site are big and generally obvious. It might be the inherent danger of certain power tools, the possibility of an electric shock, or the potential for a fall. Because workers recognize these hazards, they can take steps to avoid or minimize them.

But …

USDOT Announces up to $200M TIFIA Loan for the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge Replacement Project in Maryland

NEWBURG, MD — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $200-million low-interest loan to the Maryland Transportation Authority (MDTA) for the Governor Harry W. Nice Memorial/Senator Thomas “Mac” Middleton Bridge Replacement Project. The Bureau helps communities across the country reduce the costs of …

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Brown Promoted to Civic Principal at HDR

ARLINGTON, VA — James Brown, LEED AP has been promoted to Civic Principal. In his new role, Brown will be working to lead the growth of the civic architecture practice in the Arlington, Virginia, office and throughout the east region with a focus on expanding HDR’s practice with state …

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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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DPR Construction Leads 16-Story Tower Build in Charlotte’s South End

Charlotte, North Carolina, is a rapidly growing city full of both history and charm. It currently ranks as the third-fastest growing major U.S. city, but growth hasn’t only occurred over the past few years – Charlotte has been on the upswing for over a decade.

South End is a particularly …

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HDR Employees Across North America Recognized by WTS for Support of Women in Transportation

COLUMBIA, SC — Three HDR employees have been honored with top awards from their local WTS chapters for their support of women in the transportation industry. Raven Gambrell, Michael Book, and Rob Berman have been singled out by their local WTS chapters for the impact they have made …

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New App Forecasts Future Liquid Asphalt Prices Lowering Financial Risk for Asphalt Producers and Highway Contractors

KENNESAW, GA — Liquid asphalt must compete with other products that are refined from crude oil, and energy prices are currently soaring due to inflation. Imagine bidding today’s cash price and the cost of the hedge instead of guessing at some future price. The solution is a new app that …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

LOUISVILLE, GA — K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, providers of pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announce the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc., a heavy equipment manufacturer. This acquisition provides a facility presence in the Southeastern U.S. along with expanded product offerings from the Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping-Out Milestone of New Mixed-Used Development in McLean, Virginia

MCLEAN, VA — Skanska recently reached the topping-out milestone in the construction of Heming at 1800 Chain Bridge Road, a new mixed-use development in McLean, Virginia. The 28-story building will include 410 residential units, 38,000 square feet of restaurant and retail space, and a three-level outdoor public plaza.

Representatives from …

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Pryor Named Co-Director of Quinn Evans’ Richmond Office

RICHMOND, VA — Quinn Evans, a national practice providing architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation, announces that Susan Pryor, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, has been named Co-Director of the firm’s Richmond, Virginia, office. Pryor will work with Co-Director Charles Piper, AIA, to oversee operations …

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AM Partners Applauds Report Highlighting Economic Boon Bringing $12.6B to Maryland and Washington, DC Region

TYSONS, VA — The Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) at George Mason University recently released a new preliminary assessment report with the following: highlighting a new report that found building a new American Legion Bridge and expanding the Washington D.C. region's network of managed toll lanes into Maryland will generate …

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Jester Named Chief Operating Officer at Quinn Evans

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tom Jester, FAIA, FAPT, LEED AP, a Principal with Quinn Evans, has been named Chief Operating Officer for the firm. As COO, he will oversee the operations of the 200-person firm, which provides architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, and historic preservation services from six …

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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 …

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Army Corps Receives More Than $97M for Essential Water Resources Projects in Chesapeake Bay Region

BALTIMORE, MD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore District, received more than $97 million from the Fiscal Year 2022 Consolidated Appropriations Act, signed into law by President Biden on March 15, 2022, which will provide necessary funding for construction and operations and maintenance missions across the mid-Atlantic …

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, …

Modjeski and Masters Selected as Design Engineer of Record for Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation

PARKERSBURG, WV — Modjeski and Masters has been selected by Parkersburg Bridge Partners (PBP) as the Engineer of Record for the Parkersburg Memorial Bridge Rehabilitation. As part of the PBP team, Modjeski and Masters will provide all of the design engineering services for the steel truss and girder bridge that …

Jimenez Joins Gilbane Building Company to Expand Life Sciences Portfolio Across the Mid-Atlantic

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Gilbane Building Company announces that Jose Jimenez has joined the company as Vice President and Director of Life Sciences in Gilbane’s Mid-Atlantic division, based in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office. In this role, Jimenez will support Gilbane’s life sciences clients across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and …

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Dewberry Announces Promotion of 11 Employees Across North Carolina

RALEIGH, NC — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the promotion of more than 70 employees nationwide, including 11 in the firm’s Raleigh and Charlotte, North Carolina, offices.

These promotions include:

Peter Andersen, PE, and Don Burroughs, PE, have been promoted to Vice President in …

Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

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Steele Elected President and CEO of Quinn Evans

ARLINGTON, VA — Alyson Steele, FAIA, LEED AP, has been elected President and Chief Executive Officer of Quinn Evans. Steele has been with the firm since 1997 and previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer. She succeeds Larry Barr, FAIA, who will continue to …

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Burns & McDonnell Successfully Energizes Boone to Ward Hollow Transmission Line in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, WV — Burns & McDonnell in partnership with American Electric Power (AEP) successfully completed a four-year-long project to retire and rebuild an area transmission system, improving reliability between Boone and Kanawha counties in West Virginia.

The Boone to Ward Hollow Transmission Line engineer-procure-construct (EPC) project launched in December 2017, …

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Sundt Construction Hires Driscoll as Next CFO

CHARLOTTE, NC — Keenan Driscoll has been selected to serve as the next Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Sundt Construction. In his new role, he will support executive leadership in driving business performance with short-term and long-term business decisions regarding asset and liability management, risk management, and effective internal …

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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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New Mixed-Use Ecodistrict will Transform Best Products Property in Henrico County, Virginia

HENRICO COUNTY, VA — Green City Partners, LLC, a partnership between Future Cities and Concord Eastridge, will transform a 204-acre underutilized parcel into a sustainable and resilient community, called GreenCity, in Henrico County, Virginia. This $2.3-billion investment will result in the creation of a mixed-use ecodistrict that will …

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BOMAG, Linder Machinery Pact Paves Way for New Roadbuilding and Construction Opportunities Across Florida, North & South Carolina

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas, Inc. and Linder Industrial Machinery announce their cooperation for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving, and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction market segments throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and most of Florida.

The collaboration will bring together two companies with …

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DC Mayor, Universal Health Services Break Ground on New Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health

WASHINGTON, DC — Mayor Muriel Bowser, Universal Health Services (UHS), George Washington University, and Children’s National Hospital recently broke ground on the new Cedar Hill Regional Medical Center, GW Health in Ward 8 on the St. Elizabeths East Campus.

Made possible through a public-private partnership between the Government of the …

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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 …

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USDOT Announces up to $1.05B Financing for Capital Beltway Express Lanes Construction in Virginia

FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that the Build America Bureau provided a $1.05-billion low interest loan to Capital Beltway Express, LLC to refinance an existing loan for the Capital Beltway express lanes and construction of a northern extension called the 495 NEXT Project.

There are …

Takeuchi to Open New Manufacturing Facility in South Carolina

MOORE, SC — Takeuchi-US is preparing to open its first North American manufacturing facility in Moore, South Carolina. The new Takeuchi facility will produce compact track loaders and is expected to employ around 100 people when fully operational.

Takeuchi’s new 156,000-square-foot production facility and stand-alone office building are close to …

Why Ongoing Safety Programs are Critical

Most companies understand that safety is an important part of today’s workplace, but they may not realize why ongoing safety programs are critical to their organization’s well-being.

Some companies view safety as a “check the box” kind of activity, believing that once they’ve addressed safety topics, they’ve done what they …

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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Skanska Celebrates Topping-Out Milestone at UNC Hospitals Surgical Tower in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

DURHAM, NC — Global development and construction firm Skanska recently reached the significant “topping-out” milestone in the construction of UNC Hospitals Surgical Tower in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

A steel beam was signed by executive leaders and staff of UNC Hospitals, members of the UNC Health System, and the Skanska …

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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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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Names Top Dealers of 2021

NORCROSS, GA — At an event held in conjunction with this year’s Associated Equipment Distributors meeting, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., recognized NED (National Equipment Dealers) as its top dealer of 2021.

NED, through the recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s Hydraulics Inc. …

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Mecalac Adds Seven Dealers to Growing North American Network

NORFOLK, MA — Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, welcomed seven new North American dealers to its growing network. Located in Virginia, New York, Tennessee, Idaho, Kentucky, and Colorado in the U.S. as well as British Columbia in Canada, the expanded …

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VHB Welcomes Quina as Mid-Atlantic Manager of Engineering for Energy

RICHMOND, VA — VHB announces Stephen Quina as Mid-Atlantic Manager of Engineering for the Energy Market. In this role, Quina will be part of the leadership team to help with development and implementation of the Mid-Atlantic’s energy growth strategy, overseeing complex projects, and providing staff development and mentoring to the …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

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Skanska Selected to Build New Central Energy Plant for Wake Technical Community College’s Eastern Wake 4.0 Campus

WENDELL, NC — Global development and construction firm Skanska announces it has been selected to construct a central energy plant for Wake Technical Community College’s seventh physical campus, Eastern Wake 4.0, in Wendell, North Carolina.

The name Eastern Wake 4.0 denotes the term Industry 4.0, a reference to a fourth …

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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 …

Army Corps to Receive $62M for Infrastructure, Disaster Relief Projects in Chesapeake Bay Region

BALTIMORE, MD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Baltimore District, will receive approximately $62 million in supplemental funding to support critical missions over several years across the Chesapeake Bay region, including local dredging projects; completion of the District of Columbia flood risk management project; mitigation work associated with …

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EPA to Provide WIFIA Loans Totaling $396M to Modernize Baltimore’s Water Infrastructure

BALTIMORE, MD — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces $396 million in Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) financing to the City of Baltimore. EPA’s WIFIA program will help fund projects to modernize water infrastructure across the city, focusing on supporting low-income communities and communities of color.

“In …

Riley Joins HDR to Lead Transportation Practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Joe Riley, P.E., joins HDR as the Area Transportation Manager for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Based in the Philadelphia office, Riley will partner with the transportation teams throughout each state to provide clients with solutions. He will coordinate appropriate staff and resources, oversee key projects, …

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BILCO Hires New Sales Representative for Virginia Territories

ALEXANDRIA, VA — The BILCO Company announces it has hired APEM, Inc. as its manufacturer representative for selling specialty access commercial building products in central and southern Virginia, as well as West Virginia.

APEM is a manufacturers’ representative company focused on providing support throughout every stage of the building process, …

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Skanska Celebrates Topping-Out Milestone at Virginia Hospital Center Outpatient Pavilion Project in Arlington, Virginia

ARLINGTON, VA — Skanska USA recently reached the significant “topping-out” milestone in the construction of Virginia Hospital Center’s (VHC) new Outpatient Pavilion in Arlington, Virginia.

The topping-out signifies the placement of the highest structural feature, in this case a steel beam, on a project. Representatives from Skanska, VHC, and Skanska’s …

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K-Tec, Ashland Earthmoving Equipment Manufacturers Acquired by Kinperium Industries

ASHLAND, WI — Kinperium Industries (Kinperium) announces it has acquired K.A. Group, consisting of K-Tec Earthmovers (K-Tec) and Ashland Industries (Ashland). Kinperium partnered with the owners and management of K-Tec and Ashland to acquire a majority stake of the company. K-Tec & Ashland are manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers …

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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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Mueller Associates Promotes Fry to Vice President and Group Manager, Cardenas to Chief Electrical Engineer

BALTIMORE, MD — Mueller Associates announces the promotion of two senior engineers. Adam Fry, PE, joins the firm’s executive team and will serve as Vice President and Group Manager. Pathros Cardenas, PE, has been promoted to Chief Electrical Engineer.

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Fry joined Mueller in 2001 and has …
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Clancy & Theys Names Glasgow as New President

RALEIGH, NC — Clancy & Theys Construction Company (Clancy & Theys) announces the promotion of Baker Glasgow to President. Baker will define and lead corporate strategy and vision, oversee the company’s operations, and strengthen and enhance the organization’s infrastructure, systems, and processes.

“I mean, it's exciting and there's entrepreneurial spirit …

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ACT Construction Equipment Expands its Doosan Presence in Raleigh and Asheville Markets

RALEIGH, NC — Doosan Infracore North America is partnering with ACT Construction Equipment to add new locations in the Raleigh and Asheville, North Carolina, markets. With these additions, ACT Construction Equipment now has five locations to serve all of North Carolina and a sixth location in Roanoke, Virginia.

The two …

Stantec Signs Agreement to Acquire Texas-Based Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc.

AUSTIN, TX — Global engineering and design firm Stantec has signed an agreement to acquire Cox|McLain Environmental Consulting, Inc. (CMEC), a 70-person, full-service environmental consulting firm that provides comprehensive environmental and cultural resource compliance services. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The acquisition is a continuation of Stantec’s …

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Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

Companies develop safety programs for reasons that may seem obvious: they want to prevent injuries of all kinds, so workers don’t suffer the physical effects and both workers and companies don’t endure negative financial or operational impacts. In addition, safety programs can also minimize the potential for damage to facilities …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

PORTSMOUTH, VA — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

KCI Acquires Geomatics Practice of Weston & Sampson

SPARKS, MD — KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, announces the acquisition of the Geomatics practice of Weston & Sampson, a consulting firm with offices along the East Coast. The addition of the Geomatics team to KCI will further the firm’s …

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Garing Named President of Mueller Associates

BALTIMORE, MD — Mueller Associates, a mechanical, electrical, and plumbing engineering (MEP) firm, announces that Todd Garing, PE, LEED AP BD+C, has been named President effective January 1, 2022. Garing joined the firm in 1993 and has served as Vice President and Group Manager since 2007.

In the …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

CHARLOTTE, NC — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District of …

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University of Virginia’s Ivy Corridor Project Connects North and Central Grounds

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — As a prominent connection on the University of Virginia’s (UVA) campus and a designated entrance corridor for the City of Charlottesville, construction for Ivy Corridor is underway. The formerly underutilized site includes four blocks of property along Ivy Road between the Ivy-Emmet intersection and Copeley Road and …

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Harkins Welcomes Williams to its Board of Directors

COLUMBIA, MD — Harkins announces the newest addition to its board of directors, Jayson Williams. Williams is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Mayson-Dixon Companies, a minority-owned family of companies that was founded in 2015 as MD Strategic Consulting, a public affairs firm that utilizes campaign-tactics …

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Harkins Vice President Nichols Promoted to President

COLUMBIA, MD — Harkins announces the promotion of Ben Nichols to President. This change in leadership is the first step of a succession planning process that began 10 years ago in anticipation of Harkins' current CEO Gary Garofalo and current COO Larry Kraemer’s upcoming retirements. Over the next two …

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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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Vermeer MV Solutions New Facility Officially Open

PIEDMONT, SC — Vermeer MV Solutions recently celebrated the grand opening of their new, 130,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Piedmont, South Carolina, with a ribbon-cutting event. Formerly known as McLaughlin Group, Inc., Vermeer MV Solutions has been a manufacturer of vacuum excavation innovation for 100 years.

In November 2018, Vermeer …

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Crowder Named New District Engineer for Virginia DOT's Bristol District

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) Chief Deputy Commissioner Robert Cary, P.E., L.S., announces that Tabitha Crowder, P.E., has been selected as the agency’s new Bristol District Engineer.

“Tabitha’s expansive range in engineering and government experience, paired with her strong ties to the Bristol District, will …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

$50M Investment in Transportation Enhancements Announced for Baltimore's East-West Corridor

BALTIMORE, MD — The Maryland Department of Transportation Maryland Transit Administration (MDOT MTA) and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BCDOT) announce a partnership to facilitate faster and more reliable transit trips and strengthen multimodal connections along an east-west corridor that runs from the Fox Ridge community in eastern Baltimore …

USDOT Announces up to $338.6M TIFIA Loan for the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel - Parallel Thimble Shoal Tunnel Project

NORFOLK, VA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a direct Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan in the amount of up to $338.6 million to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel District for the construction of the Parallel Thimble …

Recognizing and Addressing Worker Stress on Jobsites

Stress has been a part of human lives from the beginning. In the past year, we’ve seen additional attention placed on stress and its effects thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and highly publicized statements from top athletes and celebrities. Because stress can have a profound effect on the well-being of …

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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, …

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HDR's Hanley Relocates to Charlotte, Bolstering Region's Academic Experience

CHARLOTTE, NC — June Hanley, LEED AP BD+C, is returning to her home state of North Carolina, relocating from HDR’s Princeton, New Jersey, office to its Charlotte, North Carolina, office, where she will continue to serve academic and corporate clients in her role as Principal Planner.

“The Charlotte …

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Dynapac North America Continues to Strengthen Dealer Network

FORT MILL, SC — Dynapac North America LLC, an equipment manufacturer for compaction and paving applications, announces that National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) will be expanding their current footprint for Dynapac products into North and South Carolina. This will add to their already existing footprint in Florida. For customers …

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Stantec Opens New Office in Greenville, South Carolina

GREENVILLE, SC — Global design firm, Stantec has opened a new office in Greenville, South Carolina, in the heart of the city’s downtown. The new location expands Stantec’s presence in an area it has long served, allowing the firm to better serve its local clients and the community.

The office …

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New Safe and Efficient Infrastructure Coming to Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

MOUNT PLEASANT, SC — Global design firm Stantec, along with consultants Alta Planning + Design and SeamonWhiteside, have completed the master plan for Mount Pleasant Way in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, which has been approved by the town council. The plan includes designs to provide safe, viable, and …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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Burns & McDonnell Expands Water Services Team in the Mid-Atlantic

NORFOLK-HAMPTON ROADS, VA — With more than 30 years of experience in the water, wastewater, and stormwater industry, Paul Delphos, PE, joins Burns & McDonnell as Water Group Manager for the Mid-Atlantic region based in Norfolk-Hampton Roads. Delphos joins the firm’s growing water practice, specializing in design-build and other …

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National Equipment Dealers, LLC Expands to Georgia with Acquisition of Savannah-Based Grove River Machinery

SAVANNAH, GA — Grove River Machinery, located in Richmond Hill, Georgia, just outside of Savannah, is now a National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) company. NED, LLC recently finalized the acquisition of Grove River Machinery, which will expand the NED organization into the state of Georgia, where the company hopes …

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With U.S. Vehicle Travel Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels, Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments, and New Federal Transportation Funding Reaching States, Additional Investment in U.S. Freight Network will be Needed to Improve Supply Chain Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC — As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain …

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Skanska Breaks Ground on 17xM Office Tower

WASHINGTON, DC — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for its newest mixed-use development at 1700 M Street, Northwest. Skanska executives were joined by community members and local leaders at the site of the future 11-story, 334,000-square-foot trophy office building. Planned to deliver …

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Skanska to Begin Construction on New Mixed-Use Development in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, recently released plans for OZMA, its 13-story, mixed-use development in Washington, D.C.’s NoMa neighborhood. A full provider, Skanska will finance, develop, and manage the construction of the project. Once completed in 2024, OZMA will feature 275 residential units with …

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Shurling Joins VHB as Federal Environmental Practice Leader

WILLIAMSBURG, VA — VHB announces the addition of Cindy Shurling to the firm as Federal Environmental Practice Leader. In this role, Shurling will be dedicated to advancing VHB’s environmental prominence in the federal market throughout the Mid-Atlantic region and beyond.

Shurling will develop relationships across the federal market through environmental …

Balfour Beatty Awarded $57.8M to Deliver Air Force Communications Center at Joint Base Andrews

CAMP SPRINGS, MD — Balfour Beatty has been awarded a firm-fixed-price contract of $57.8 million via Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command to deliver an Air Force Consolidated Communication Center at Joint Base Andrews in Camp Springs, Maryland. Once complete, the facility will bolster the nation’s defense capabilities in the area …

Sundt Foundation Expands into the Southeast

CHARLOTTE, NC — The Sundt Foundation is expanding its reach to include Charlotte, North Carolina, as one of its 11 giving areas. The foundation awards grants each quarter to nonprofit organizations that assist disadvantaged children, individuals, and families.

“Supporting our communities through the Sundt Foundation is at the core of …

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Clark Delivers UMMC Midtown Outpatient Tower, Celebrates Grand Opening

BALTIMORE, MD — Clark Construction Group recently joined Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott, representatives from the University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS), and city and state leaders to celebrate the grand opening of the University of Maryland Medical Center's (UMMC) Midtown Outpatient Tower in Baltimore, Maryland. Clark served as the general …

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Mueller Associates Announces the Passing of Richard Mueller

BALTIMORE, MD — Mueller Associates announces that Richard Mueller, PE, former Company Chairman, President, and Director of Design and Administration, passed away on September 17 in Florida at the age of 92. Mueller joined the firm shortly after its establishment in 1966 and served as President from 1968 until …

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Balfour Beatty Successfully Completes Construction of The Jasper in Charleston

CHARLESTON, SC — Balfour Beatty has successfully completed construction for The Jasper, a new 12-story mixed-use building located in Charleston’s Harleston Village neighborhood. The new landmark property is set to become the city’s newest business center featuring office space, rental homes, and dining and retail options with views of the …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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US Navy Selects WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture to Support West Coast Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI — Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has selected the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture, comprising global engineering and design firms Stantec, WSP USA, and Moffatt & Nichol, to lead multidiscipline architect-engineer services as part of a five-year, $500-million single …

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North Carolina Governor Appoints MacDonald to North Carolina Building Code Council

RALEIGH, NC — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Natalie MacDonald, PE, has been appointed by North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper to the North Carolina Building Code Council. She was appointed alongside four other individuals in the building industry.

MacDonald, who has four years of …

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Cuomo Joins Burns & McDonnell to Lead Environmental Services in Mid-Atlantic

RALEIGH, NC — With more than 25 years of environmental consulting experience, Chris Cuomo, PE, joins Burns & McDonnell as the new Environmental Services Regional Manager in Raleigh, North Carolina. Cuomo will lead the Environmental Services Group in the Mid-Atlantic region, while building a team of multidisciplinary environmental services …

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The Branch Group Appoints Quinlan as President, Evans as Senior Vice President of Operations for Branch Civil

ROANOKE, VA — The Branch Group, an end-to-end construction delivery organization, announces the promotion of Brian Quinlan to President of Branch Civil, Inc., reporting to Donald D. Graul, CEO. Quinlan has served as Executive Vice President of the Civil business unit since April of this year.

Quinlan …

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HGA Completes Capital One Hall at the Heart of Capital One Center in Tysons, Virginia

TYSONS, VA — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the completion of Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia. At the heart of Capital One Center, a new mixed-use urban redevelopment spanning 24.5 acres, Capital One Hall recently opened with weekend performances by Josh Groban and Little Big Town.

Situated amidst …

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Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge Opens in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON D.C. — After three and a half years of construction, the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge recently opened to traffic. The new bridge, the largest infrastructure project in city history, spans nearly 1,500 feet with six lanes of traffic and bike lane and pedestrian access. Archer Western, a member …

USDOT Announces up to $1.66B TIFIA Loan for the New Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel Project

HAMPTON ROADS, VA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) direct loan in the amount of up to $1.66 billion to Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HRTAC) for the Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) …

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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. …

Closing a Critical Gap In Utility Safety: Identifying Serious Injury and Fatality Potential

Most utility companies have stepped up their safety efforts in recent years, and the decline in safety events and minor injuries provides positive proof that safety programs are an effective way to protect workers.

However, there’s a disturbing trend underlying this success: despite all the progress in worksite safety, the …

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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Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

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Stantec Selected for Resilience Review for Naval Support Activity, Anne Arundel County, and City of Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, MD — The United States Naval Support Activity (NSA), the City of Annapolis, and Anne Arundel County, Maryland have partnered to conduct a community resilience review to ensure continued function and ensure mission preparedness of the Annapolis-based United States Naval Academy. The cooperative partnership has selected leading global design …

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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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Skanska Breaks Ground on New Nine-Story Commercial Office Building, Retail, and Public Plaza in Arlington

ARLINGTON, VA — Skanska, a global development and construction firm, will soon break ground on its newest project, located at 3901 N Fairfax Drive. Once completed, the nine-story trophy building will feature 191,000 square feet of office space, and 10,000 square feet of retail space, in addition to an …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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JE Dunn Promotes Lowe to Regional Safety Director

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction announces the promotion of Marques Lowe to the role of Regional Safety Director for the company’s East Region that includes offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah, and Tampa.

Lowe joined JE Dunn in 2020, serving as Safety Manager for its Carolinas division, …

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Skanska Announces Completion of Construction on Patterson High School and Claremont Middle/High School in Baltimore, Maryland

BALTIMORE, MD — Skanska USA announces the completion of the construction on the $88-million Patterson High School and Claremont Middle/High School project in Baltimore, Maryland. Skanska provided construction management for the 242,188-square-foot, three-story building which can accommodate more than 1,500 students. The new structure replaces the existing building, which Skanska …

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

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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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Brandeis Machinery Expands Reach into West Virginia

LOUISVILLE, KY — Brandeis Machinery, headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, has been named the authorized Komatsu distributor in eight counties in the western region of West Virginia. The counties of Wayne, Lincoln, Mingo, Logan, Boone, Wyoming, Mcdowell, and Mercer will now be serviced by Brandeis Machinery out of the Stanville, …

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HDR Promotes Tugman to East Region Program Management Leader, Vasiljevic to Principal Program Manager

NORFOLK, VA — HDR has promoted Mike Tugman, P.E. to East Region Program Management Leader to help lead its holistic program management services.

“Mike’s deep connections throughout the industry will allow [him] to assist DOTs and private concessionaires in developing innovative, holistic solutions and providing overall support — from planning, …

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Tkacz to Lead HDR’s Eastern US Health Practice

RICHMOND, VA — Sandy Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, has been named U.S. East Region Health Director for HDR’s architecture practice. In this role, she will serve as the Health Practice Leader for the Boston, New York, Princeton, Arlington, Richmond, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Tampa architecture studios to …

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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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Skanska USA Commercial Development Announces Rabagliati as New Chief Financial Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Skanska announces the appointment of Pablo Rabagliati to Chief Financial Officer (CFO). As a member of the senior leadership team, Rabagliati will oversee the administration, financial, and auditing operations of USA Commercial Development to ensure the company's balance sheet is maintained and well-positioned for market-readiness.

This will …

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VHB Welcomes Thomas as Director of Transit and Rail Engineering in Metro DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — VHB announces the addition of John Thomas to its Metro D.C. office as Director of Transit and Rail Engineering. In this role, Thomas will be dedicated to supporting major transit projects in the D.C. metro region and beyond while contributing to mentorship and professional development of the …

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Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

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For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

Health Care Design Firm WMBA Joins DLR Group in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, NC — DLR Group CEO Griff Davenport announces the acquisition of Charlotte-based health care design firm Wright McGraw Beyer Architects. DLR Group established its Charlotte office in 2016 and provides K-12 Education, Higher Education, Performing Arts, Sports, and Workplace design for public and private clients in the region. …

Chaney Enterprises Enters Hampton Roads Market with Branscome Acquisition

CHESAPEAKE, VA — Chaney Enterprises, a ready-mix concrete, aggregates, custom blends, and related construction supplies provider, announces further expansion in Virginia. Chaney Enterprises will acquire three Branscome ready-mix concrete plant’s locations in the lower Chesapeake and Virginia Eastern Shore region: Chesapeake (Chesapeake, Virginia), Oak Hall (Tasley, Virginia), and Nassawadox …

Maryland DOT Releases Draft Six-Year Capital Budget for FY 2022 - FY 2027

HANOVER, MD — The Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) recently released its Draft FY 2022 – FY 2027 Consolidated Transportation Program (CTP), which details MDOT's $16.4-billion six-year capital budget. The Draft CTP outlines investments in each of MDOT's transportation business units funded by the Transportation Trust Fund, including: Maryland Aviation …

Bowie Gridley Architects Joins DLR Group

WASHINGTON, D.C. — DLR Group CEO Griff Davenport, FAIA, announces that Washington, D.C. design firm Bowie Gridley Architects (BGA) is joining the firm. BGA specializes in master planning and design for K-12 independent school clients along the Atlantic Coast and throughout the Northeast. BGA also adds experience in performing …

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Construction Retrofit Opportunity

Construction professionals have a golden retrofitting opportunity as commercial facilities expand their precautions against viruses: an effective new type of “germicidal” LED fixture that can be quickly and easily installed in existing structures. This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving …

Safer Approaches for Excavating Around Underground Utilities

Few things bring construction projects to a sudden halt quite like the surprise discovery of a gas pipe, electrical line, sewer tile, or water pipe. While digging a trench, the backhoe crew makes an unfortunate discovery. If they’re lucky, they spot the problem before any damage is done, or are …

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HNTB Hires Buchanan as National Transit Practice Consultant

ARLINGTON, VA — Henrika Buchanan joins HNTB Corporation as National Transit Practice Consultant and Vice President, focusing on advancing the growth of the firm’s profile in the transit industry while providing strategic advice to HNTB’s transit team and clients. She is a senior policy and expert technical resource for the …

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JE Dunn Announces Hiring of Sawyer as East Region’s Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction announces the hiring of Mishaune Sawyer as its new Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the company’s east region. JE Dunn’s East Region encompasses offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah, and Tampa.

Sawyer brings more than 19 years of professional …

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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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Mueller Associates Promotes Swope to Chief Mechanical Engineer

BALTIMORE, MD — Mueller Associates announces the promotion of Charles Swope, PE, CPD, LEED AP, to Chief Mechanical Engineer. Swope will direct the firm’s plumbing and fire protection services in his new role and provide quality assurance/quality control for HVAC design projects.

Swope has 18 years of mechanical engineering …

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Officials Unveil New Circuit Courthouse in Howard County, Maryland

COLUMBIA, MD — Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and state and local officials recently cut the ribbon on the new Howard County Circuit Courthouse in Columbia, Maryland, part of the Baltimore metropolitan area. The 238,000-square-foot facility was completed on time and on budget, despite the pandemic, through Howard County’s first …

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SCDOT Moves Forward with Phase 2 of Carolina Crossroads

COLUMBIA, SC — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) announces that it is moving forward with a $127-million contract to build Phase 2 of the Carolina Crossroads project. This contract comes just three months after a $210-million contract for Phase 1 was awarded and brings the total amount currently …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Skanska Selected for Carilion Clinic Franklin Memorial Hospital Operating Room Addition and Alterations

ROCKY MOUNT, VA –– Skanska USA has been selected to provide renovation and expansion services for Carilion Franklin Memorial Hospital. Located in Rocky Mount, Virginia, the effort will include adding two new procedure rooms and providing two updated operating rooms to help the hospital meet patient needs and provide more …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

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Doosan Bobcat Continues Expansion with Groundbreaking of $70M Manufacturing Campus in North Carolina

STATESVILLE, NC — Doosan Bobcat North America recently held a groundbreaking ceremony to commemorate the start of construction for a new $70-million, 600,000-square-foot manufacturing, warehouse, and distribution addition to the current office and manufacturing complex in Statesville, North Carolina. The expansion project will double the facility’s footprint to nearly 1.2 …

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How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

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Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

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Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

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Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

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CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

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Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

AECOM Awarded Third Consecutive Environmental Remediation Contract from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

BALTIMORE, MD — AECOM announces that it has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District to continue providing nationwide environmental remediation services through the MAMMS III contract. The multiple-award contract, with a shared program ceiling of $240 million, includes five base years and up to …

Budgeting Ahead for Safety is Critically Important

When companies try to predict costs for projects, they tend to concentrate on visible items such as materials. All too often, less tangible items – such as worker safety – become an afterthought and may not be budgeted adequately.

There are two primary ways in which safety affects the bottom …

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Woolpert Designs Replacement for Capers Hall at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, SC — The Citadel contracted with Woolpert to be the architect of record for the Capers Hall Replacement Project at the Charleston, South Carolina, campus, providing architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and structural engineering. The overall project will cost an estimated $67 million and will raze and replace the …

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Crowson Named Leader of Water and Wastewater Practice in Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska, and Virginia

DULUTH, MN — SEH shares that Kathy Crowson, PE now leads the water and wastewater practice in the company's central region.

"Kathy is known for creating a strong team environment and empowering those around her," said Benita Crow, Central Region Leader. "She is a technical expert and a natural …

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Industry Leaders Break Ground on Six New Schools as Part of Alternative Construction Financing Project

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — The Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners (PGCECP) broke ground on six new community schools as part of a multi-school delivery program for Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS). Through this alternative construction financing project, industry leaders will work together with district and community …

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Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Announces the Selection of SmithGroup to Design Expansion

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA) in Richmond, Virginia, announces that SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has been selected to lead the museum's upcoming expansion project. VMFA conducted a comprehensive international search for a design firm for the project that will address the growth of …

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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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Doosan Bobcat’s Days of Community Service Brings Together Employees to Volunteer, Give Back

WEST FARGO, ND — Hundreds of Doosan Bobcat employees across several North America locations recently volunteered cumulatively more than 1,500 hours, utilizing Bobcat equipment and their talents to different projects and organizations to complete Doosan Days of Community Service. This companywide volunteer effort celebrates ongoing partnerships within communities where Doosan …

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Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

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The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

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The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

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Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

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Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

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Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

Power Equipment Expands Footprint in Virginia

JONESVILLE, VA — Power Equipment Company, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, has been named the authorized Komatsu distributor in eight counties in southwest Virginia. In addition to Washington County and Bristol City, where Power is currently the authorized Komatsu dealer, the counties of Lee, Wise, Scott, Dickenson, Buchanan, Russell, Tazewell, …

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Bilotto, Bridges Promoted to Southern States District Leadership Roles

ATLANTA, GA — Claudia Bilotto and Daniel Bridges have been appointed to key southeast regional leadership positions in the Southern States District of WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy.

Bilotto, who most recently led the Georgia Transportation business for WSP, will lead the entire Southern States District …

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HNTB Selected to Continue Providing Environmental Planning Services to the Maryland Aviation Administration

BALTIMORE, MD — The Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) has selected HNTB to continue serving the agency as consultant for environmental planning services. The selection is an extension of the ongoing partnership between HNTB and MAA, with the firm being the provider of on-call environmental planning services to the agency since …

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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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Skanska Selected to Build Radford University’s $80.5M Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity

RADFORD, VA — Global construction and development firm, Skanska, has been selected to build Radford University’s new Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity (CAIC). Located in Radford, Virginia, the $80.5-million, 177,917-square-foot building will replace the existing space for the College of Visual and Performing Arts and create interdisciplinary student …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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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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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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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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Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

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Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

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Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

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Safety When Working On Geothermal Energy Projects

As debates about global warming get more intense and energy prices climb, there is growing interest in the advantages of geothermal energy. Such energy involves using heat generated by the Earth itself to condition spaces and generate electricity. While geothermal energy has not caught on in a big way in …

PRINOTH Presents McClung-Logan as New Dealer for Maryland and Virginia

BALTIMORE, MD — PRINOTH, a manufacturer of tracked vehicles, introduces McClung-Logan of Maryland, who represents PRINOTH for the PANTHER line-up for the states of Maryland and Virginia.

After 80 years in business, McClung-Logan aims to develop and support partnerships with their clients. The company's fleet of heavy construction equipment …

Michael Baker International Promotes Two Leaders in Mid-Atlantic Region

COLUMBIA, SC — Michael Baker International announces that John Walsh, P.E., has been promoted to Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the Mid-Atlantic Region, and Reneé Tison, P.E., has been named Vice President and Office Executive for Columbia, Greenville, and Charleston, South Carolina. Walsh and Tison will …

VRE Advancing L’Enfant Station and Fourth Track Expansion, Contributing to Virginia Rail Vision

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Virginia Railway Express (VRE) launched the alternatives analysis and concept design phase for the L’Enfant Station and Fourth Track project. When complete, this project will replace the existing side-platform commuter station with an island platform, allowing for bi-directional service and operational flexibility. This project will also add …

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HGA Renovates Salvation Army Headquarters to Support Organization’s Mission

ALEXANDRIA, VA — HGA announces the completion of the renovation of The Salvation Army’s (TSA) National Headquarters in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. The 40,000-square-foot headquarters, originally designed by HGA in the 1980s, was in need of an interior refresh and modern advancements to more effectively support the organization’s mission and …

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HNTB Promotes Dippel to President, Mid-Atlantic Division

ARLINGTON, VA — HNTB Corporation names Michelle Dippel President of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Division. As Division President, Dippel oversees complex infrastructure programs, business operations, and more than 600 HNTB professionals from Pennsylvania to South Carolina who deliver them. She is based in HNTB’s Arlington, Virginia, office.

Dippel, who is relocating …

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VHB Leads Project Improving Pedestrian Mobility in National Landing

ARLINGTON, VA — VHB officially kicked off the conceptual design and environmental review phase for the pedestrian, bicycle, and micromobility connection project between Crystal City/National Landing and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) in Arlington County, Virginia. This project, also known as CC2DCA, is intended to meet the growing need …

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US 21 Bridge Over Harbor River in Beaufort County Opens With Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

BEAUFORT, SC — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new bridge along US 21 (Sea Island Parkway) over the Harbor River in Beaufort County. Speakers included State Senator George E. Campsen III of District 43, State Representative Michael F. Rivers Sr. …

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H&E's Norfolk, Virginia, Branch Relocated and Renamed to Chesapeake

CHESAPEAKE, VA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces both the renaming of its Norfolk rental equipment branch to Chesapeake and its relocation to a nearby facility in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The 10,000-square-foot facility sits on two acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop …

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South Carolina DOT Moves Forward with Carolina Crossroads Phase 1

COLUMBIA, SC — Secretary of Transportation Christy A. Hall has signed the contract for the Carolina Crossroads Phase I project in Columbia. The signing formalizes the partnership between the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and the Archer-United joint venture (Archer Western and United Infrastructure) for the Phase …

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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

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Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

Mainline …

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Capital One Hall Set to Open in Fall 2021

TYSONS, VA — Capital One Hall in Tysons, Virginia is the heart of Capital One Center, a new 24.5 acre, mixed-use urban redevelopment of Capital One’s corporate headquarters that is set to open in the fall of 2021.

Situated within the growing Tysons East neighborhood, a residential and commercial district, …

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Congressionally Requested Report Finds That Most of Interstate System Needs to be Reconstructed and Modernized, Requiring More Than a Doubling of Current Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel — particularly by large trucks — and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to …

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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. …

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Washington, DC’s First World War I Memorial Celebrates Opening with First Colors Ceremony

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Washington, D.C.’s first World War I Memorial recently celebrated its grand opening with a live broadcast First Colors Ceremony. The United States World War I Centennial Commission, the Doughboy Foundation, the National Parks Service, and the American Battle Monuments Commission gathered together virtually with people across the …

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Doosan Bobcat to Invest $70M to Add Jobs and Expand Manufacturing Operations in Statesville, North Carolina

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat North America announces plans for a $70-million expansion of its Statesville, North Carolina, manufacturing facility. The company plans to construct an additional 580,000 square feet for its manufacturing operations, which will create 250 new, full-time jobs over the next five years in Iredell County. …

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Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

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Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

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Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

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Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

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Top Three Technologies That Drive Preconstruction and Streamline the Build

There’s been considerable excitement and energy around machine control and autonomous operations in the construction space in recent years. And rightfully so – big machines that can grade a site to centimeter tolerances on the first go without operator assistance is worthy of celebration.

But what about the tools and …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

PC Construction Pledges $60,000 to Fight Hunger

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — The employee-owners of PC Construction have prioritized hunger relief in their corporate giving, announcing that the company will give a total of $60,000 to hunger-fighting organizations in 2021.

The company also gave to hunger relief in 2020, as the number of Vermont families struggling with food …

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HNTB Names Mendes as Corporate President of Infrastructure and Mobility Equity

ARLINGTON, VA — Diana Mendes, AICP, has been named HNTB’s Corporate President of Infrastructure and Mobility Equity, a new position responsible for shaping transportation and mobility equity policy through collaboration with federal, state, and local agency leaders.

“As many of HNTB’s clients are being challenged to address inequities …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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H&E Opens New Facility in North Charlotte Area

CHARLOTTE, NC — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new branch in the North Charlotte area, bringing the number of H&E North Carolina branches to eight.

The 8,000-square-foot facility sits on 2.5 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop …

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Griffin Electric Encourages Women to Take the Driver's Seat

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. encourages each employee to be in the driver’s seat of his or her career. For over four decades and throughout all levels of the company, women have played an important role at Griffin …

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Pivotal Machines

Skid steer and compact track loaders are pivotal machines on any jobsite, offering compact convenience and robust power to operators of all skill levels. With the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and applications, adding the versatility of an attachment can make all the difference in the capabilities of …

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

Hitachi Construction Machinery recently announced two new programs aimed to help customers increase productivity and cost-savings. Dedicated to providing customers with efficient, reliable, and durable machines, Hitachi Construction continues to provide the latest technology and product offerings to help customers get the most out of their Hitachi machines.

Grade Control …
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Cryer Joins HGA as Principal in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HGA welcomes Scott Cryer, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, as Associate Vice President and Principal in the Washington, D.C. office. He will direct new business opportunities, client relations, and team processes for the Arts, Community, and Higher Education practice group throughout the mid-Atlantic region.

Cryer has 20 …

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DLR Group Announces Chadwick to Lead K-12 Operations in the Northeast

WASHINGTON, D.C. — John Chadwick joins DLR Group as a Principal to lead the firm’s K-12 Education practice, serving school district clients in the northeast. Working from the firm’s Washington, D.C. studio, Chadwick is responsible for growing the practice by establishing new relationships with potential clients and collaborating with school …

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Turn One Machine into a Multi-faceted Workhorse with Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments

As we transition into the warmer months, demand for a variety of landscape, hardscape, tree care, utility installation, and overall construction-grade tasks begin to rise. While stand-on skid steers have been used primarily as loaders in the past, they are becoming more popular in a wider array of jobs in …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

Spring is just around the corner and that means land clearing contractors will be out in full force. While many jobs can be fulfilled using a standard compact track loader (CTL) with a simple bucket, overgrown areas with thick brush and trees require heavier-duty forestry attachments. And powering these attachments …

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Big Iron, Attachments, and Technology Come of Age

For many highway and heavy contractors, it’s not only the machines used on-site that drive project productivity – it’s also the attachments.

From buckets, hammers, and cutters to rippers, brooms, and grabbers, these heavy equipment accessories are designed to enhance the use of big (and little) iron while driving productivity …

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The Right Attachment for the Job

Telehandlers are a popular choice for a wide range of material handling applications on job sites due to the variety of attachments they can be equipped with. The versatility of these machines allows operators the ability to perform a variety of job site tasks. Unlike forklifts, which rely on a …

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Rise of the Machines

Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.

In today’s competitive market, …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

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The Sound of Silence

Like the air we breathe, sound is an important, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. And, just as air quality and its effects on health have become an important part of the safety conversation, the negative effects of sound exposure on employees and the public are a growing …

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Hills Machinery Launches New CASE ReNew Used Equipment Center

CHARLOTTE, NC — CASE Construction Equipment and Hills Machinery have launched two of the first CASE ReNew Centers in Charlotte, North Carolina, and Columbia, South Carolina. The CASE ReNew Center will thoroughly inspect, service, and recondition CASE lease returns and/or other used CASE equipment, which will then be sold through …

Getting on Top of Tower Safety

Communications towers have long been a part of the landscape, but if you think you’re seeing many more of them, you’re not mistaken. The rapidly increasing demand for wireless communication and private communication networks has triggered a significant increase in the construction of towers.

The growing presence of towers means …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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Hensel Phelps Completes Construction on Baltimore Washington International Airport Concourse A Five Gate Extension

BALTIMORE, MD — Hensel Phelps and the Maryland Aviation Administration (MAA) celebrate completion of the new Concourse A Five Gate Extension at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI). Completed in 16 months, the new gates support MAA’s continued growth and expansion.

The design of the expansion mimics the existing Concourse A …

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Five Tips for Maintaining Low-Level Access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Even though preventive maintenance can be the single most crucial factor in keeping an equipment fleet operating in peak condition, while lowering a machine’s total cost of ownership, it is easy to have an “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Especially in lean years, maximizing each piece of …

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Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

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Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

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Using Technology to Solidify a Unified Team Culture in 2021

Whether it’s on the front lines of a battlefield, a supply chain or a construction site, culture is a fundamental aspect of human existence. Culture keeps us bonded to groups of people – whether it’s within the context of our families, our communities or even our workplaces – and allows …

Bull to Lead SmithGroup's Washington, DC Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, promotes Robert Bull to lead the firm's Washington, D.C. office. He is responsible for strategic, operational, and financial leadership and vision for the office.

Bull has been employed at SmithGroup for over 25 years, specializing in the design of higher education …

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Thorough Accident Investigations Require Seven Steps

While there’s a big difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it, companies frequently confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify those at fault, and that’s where the investigation ends.

Most workplace incidents are not that clear-cut. An individual …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Nelson as Regional Sales Manager in the Southeast

ATLANTA, GA — Curry Supply Co. announces its investment in the Southeast territory with the introduction of Georgia resident, Steve Nelson, as Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Nelson will utilize his industry knowledge and experience to serve as the dedicated Curry Supply representative for clients located in North …

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UMA to Break North Carolina DOT Record for Largest Square Footage of Soil Nail Wall

COLFAX, NC — UMA Geotechnical Construction, a North Carolina-based geotechnical contractor serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, is working on a project that will become the largest square footage of soil nail walls done under a single contract in North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) history. The contractor is on track …

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Gore Joins Takeuchi as Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Manager

FORT MILL, SC — Luschen "Lou" Gore joins Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, as its new Regional Business Manager for the Mid-Atlantic Region, which includes South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, and Ohio. Gore will be responsible for all sales development and activity in that multi-state region, …

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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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Freese and Nichols Names Hatley as New Executive Vice President

RALEIGH, NC — Freese and Nichols, Inc., promotes Tricia Hatley, PE, a longtime manager with nationally recognized leadership experience, to Executive Vice President as the company prepares for succession changes. As a new member of the Executive Team, Hatley oversees the firm’s operations in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, …

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Dewberry Announces Promotions in Raleigh, North Carolina, Office

RALEIGH, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the promotion of nearly 50 employees nationwide, including seven in its Raleigh, North Carolina, office. These promotions include:

Jessica Robbins
Jessica Robbins, PE has been promoted to Associate Vice President. Robbins is a Program Manager with the firm’s …
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Dewberry Breaks Ground on Town of Vienna Police Station

VIENNA, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that construction has begun on the Town of Vienna’s Police Station in Vienna, Virginia.

The firm provided architectural design services for the new 29,441-square-foot building. The existing police building is being demolished, and the site will be redeveloped …

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New General Manager Appointed for Terex Cranes Americas

WILMINGTON, NC — Terex Cranes announces the appointment of Andreas Ernst to the position of General Manager Cranes, Americas.

“I am very pleased that Andreas Ernst has joined Terex Cranes as General Manager for Americas, bringing his experience in leading successful teams with a strong customer focus," said Marco Gentilini …

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Williams Land Clearing, Grading and Timber Logger LLC Helps Keep Raleigh Booming

Lamonte Williams is a self-made man who, in witnessing the growth and development of his hometown, set out to build a business as a trusted land clearing contractor.

Based out of Raleigh, North Carolina – still one of the fastest growing regions in the country – Williams Land Clearing, Grading …

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Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded the CM-At-Risk Terminal Modernization Project at Asheville Regional Airport

ASHEVILLE, NC — The Greater Asheville Regional Airport Authority (GARAA) awards Hensel Phelps the CM-at-Risk Terminal Modernization project at the Asheville Regional Airport in Asheville, North Carolina. The CM-at-Risk project will expand and modernize the existing single story, seven gate terminal building to a two-story building with a minimum of …

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Stantec Celebrates Opening of Virginia’s Tallest Twin Bridges

BREAKS, VA — Global design firm Stantec celebrates the opening of the US Route 460 Connector Phase I Project, which includes the tallest twin bridges in Virginia at 265 feet. The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) design-build project begins at the Kentucky state line and proceeds one mile east as …

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Commercial, Financial Close Reached for Prince George’s County Public Schools Alternative Construction Financing Project

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) and Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners (PGCECP) announce commercial and financial close on the alternative construction financing project to design, build, finance, and maintain six public schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland, making it the first jurisdiction …

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Curry Supply Company Promotes Buddin to Director of Sales

RALEIGH, NC — Curry Supply Company, a manufacturer of specialized industrial trucks, announces the promotion of Will Buddin to Director of Sales. Based in North Carolina, he will primarily work with and oversee Curry Supply’s Regional Sales Managers across the country.

Buddin joined Curry Supply last September as a …

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Atlas Copco Appoints Andersson as President of Power and Flow Division

ROCK HILL, SC — Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC) appoints Mikael Andersson as President of the Power and Flow division.

In his new position, Andersson will be responsible for the global operations of the Power and Flow division within the Business Area of Power Technique. The Power and Flow division …

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Empire Crane Company Becomes Authorized Tadano Distributor

SYRACUSE, NY — Tadano America Corporation announces that Empire Crane Company, headquartered in Syracuse, New York, has been added as an authorized distributor for Tadano cranes in the northeastern United States. Since opening in 2002, Empire Crane has been a partner in the lifting industry and is an authorized …

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Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

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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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McMaster and Stusrud Join HNTB in New National Advisory Practice

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Sean McMaster and Katherine Stusrud join HNTB Corporation as National Practice Consultants in the firm’s new national Advisory practice. Based in HNTB’s Washington, D.C. office, they serve clients nationwide as infrastructure strategic consulting executives, focusing on the transportation sector.

McMaster is the point of contact for the …

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Orton Joins Skanska's Greater Washington, DC Region as Vice President and Account Manager

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Skanska, a construction and development firm, announces that Gary Orton has joined the company as Vice President and Account Manager for its building operations in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metro regions.

In this leadership role, Orton will be responsible for spearheading the regional building operation’s …

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Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

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Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

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Four Strategies for Construction Companies to Rebound from COVID-19

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t have an answer as to when life will go back to normal, or even what the “new normal” will look like. Disruptions in the hard-hit construction industry – such as supply chain shortages and …

SITECH Technology Distributors Established in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia

COLUMBIA, SC — Trimble announces that SITECH Technology Distributors have been established to serve civil construction contractors in Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. The territory once served by SITECH Mid-Atlantic has been reorganized into SITECH Chesapeake, SITECH Horizon, SITECH Palmetto, and SITECH Precision. These …

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Engineering Leadership Purchases Wiles Mensch Corporation’s Federal Projects Division Assets; Forms Sorba Engineering

RESTON, VA — Meredith McComas, PE, President, and Matt McComas, PE, LS, LEED AP, Associate Principal, announce the establishment of Sorba Engineering in Reston, Virginia. The new entity was formed after the engineers purchased the assets of the Federal Projects Division of Wiles Mensch Corporation, a civil …

Have You Fallen for These Common Safety Myths?

Safety sounds like a simple concept, but when it comes to workplace safety, that isn’t always the case. As our professionals interact with companies and workers in many industries, they frequently hear things that may sound plausible, but that really aren’t true. We’ve collected several of the most common here. …

U.S. DOT Launches New Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new demonstration program to establish several Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators), which will expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through finance and delivery methods. The department’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to solicit applications …

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Civil Engineers Give West Virginia’s Infrastructure a 'D' in First-Ever Infrastructure Report Card

CHARLESTON, WV — The West Virginia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the 2020 Report Card for West Virginia’s Infrastructure, the section’s inaugural report card. West Virginia civil engineers gave five categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a ‘D’, meaning the state’s infrastructure is in …

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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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Griffin Electric Celebrates Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, recently participated in the sixth annual U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week. The federal initiative provides Griffin Electric an opportunity to showcase its in-house Apprenticeship Training Program and celebrate the …

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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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Hills Machinery Helps Bring New Levels of Success to Terex Trucks in the US

RALEIGH, NC — Every year, Terex Trucks ships a significant proportion of its articulated haulers — the TA300 and TA400 — from its Motherwell facility in Scotland to customers across North America. This year, Hills Machinery — the company’s dealer in North and South Carolina — has taken a considerable …

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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

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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 …

The Power of Where Symposium Puts Spatial Intelligence at Your Fingertips on January 26

DENVER, CO — Process innovation specialist to the AEC industry, MG AEC Technology Partners (MG), invites the industry to The Power of Where, an online symposium illuminating the intersection of BIM and GIS technologies. Sponsored by Autodesk and GIS industry leader, Esri, the January 26, 2021 virtual conference will …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

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 …

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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 …

Do Your Workers Truly Understand HazCom?

Workers in all sorts of industries use, or may become exposed to, various types of hazardous chemicals and other substances on a regular basis. Sometimes those hazards are part of a production process, while in other instances it may be something used to clean a worksite.

That’s why OSHA requires …

2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

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Quinn Evans Promotes Four Professionals in Washington, D.C., and Baltimore

BALTIMORE, MD — Quinn Evans announces the promotions of four architects and designers in the firm’s offices in Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. The professionals possess expertise in a range of the firm’s key markets, including the design of museums and cultural facilities, schools and higher educational facilities, commercial buildings, …

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HNTB’s Gagné Receives the Design-Build Industry’s Highest Distinction

CHARLOTTE, NC — Jeff Gagné, PE, FDBIA, Vice President and Delivery Officer for HNTB Corporation’s Southeast Division, was selected by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) as one of five industry leaders for the 2020 Class of DBIA Fellows. Designated Design-Build Professional Fellow status is the highest level …

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High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

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Groundbreaking at Trenton Mill Lofts Marks Continued Growth in Revitalizing North Carolina’s Downtown Areas

GASTONIA, NC — Kaufman Lynn Construction recently broke ground for the Trenton Mill Lofts, located in the heart of Gastonia’s Franklin Urban Sports and Entertainment (FUSE) District. Trenton Mill Lofts will serve the rising number of North Carolinians choosing to live in smaller cities like Gastonia, considered a vital corridor …

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Virginia Launches Largest Infrastructure Project in Commonwealth's History

HAMPTON, VA — Governor Ralph Northam recently joined the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and state and local leaders to break ground on the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project. The $3.8-billion project will increase tunnel and interstate capacity along 9.9 miles of Interstate 64 between Hampton and Norfolk, reducing …

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Demolition Doctors

Like many cities with a long history, the skyline of San Diego, California, has changed significantly over the centuries. Even in the modern era, demolition and construction continue to transform California’s second-largest city. However, with growing populations and congested urban environments, demolition contractors are forced to find safer ways to …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners Selected for Schools Alternative Construction Financing Project

PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY, MD — Following a competitive procurement process, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) has selected Prince George’s County Education & Community Partners as the preferred proponent to design, build, finance, operate, and maintain six public schools in Prince George’s County, Maryland, as part of an alternative delivery …

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HDR Project Recognized at Bentley’s 2020 Year in Infrastructure Virtual Awards Gala

RALEIGH, NC — An HDR project in North Carolina received global recognition with this year’s Bentley Year in Infrastructure Awards. The Marc Basnight Bridge (Bonner Bridge Replacement) received an Advancing Project and Asset Longevity Special Recognition award.

Open to all Bentley software users, the Bentley Year in Infrastructure Awards program …

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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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Unlocking the Full Potential of Construction Fleet Physical Security Integration

For construction firms with significant fleet vehicle and equipment assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism, fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly.

This “virtual” approach combines video surveillance, access control, and information technology (IT) integration to replace …

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The Role of Rental in 2020 and What It Teaches Us for 2021

If there is any one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that uncertainty ruled the day in many ways and in many aspects of life. The construction industry was no exception, as contractors in all segments juggled the unknowns of an election year, a global pandemic, and everything else …

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Vasquez Joins NUCA to Lead National Safety Program

FAIRFAX, VA — The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) announces that Carl Vasquez, ASP has been hired to lead the association’s safety and education programs.

“Safety for our industry’s employees is a core value at NUCA,” said NUCA CEO Doug Carlson. “Carl is an experienced construction safety professional who …

New Steel Form and Manufacturing Firm, Lail Bridge Forms, Emerges in Tennessee

JASPER, TN — After 29 years in the steel form and manufacturing industry, Richard (Rick) Lail of Lookout Mountain has created a new firm — Lail Bridge Forms. The move is intended to serve existing customers more efficiently, with elevated technology, and to garner new business with a now …

North Carolina DOT Completes Major Mountain Highway Project

SPRUCE PINE, NC — North Carolina Department of Transportation officials announced the completion of a major project to widen eight miles of U.S. 19E from its intersection with N.C. 80 in Yancey County to the multi-lane section of highway just west of Spruce Pine in Mitchell County.

The end result …

Balfour Beatty Awarded $127M to Renovate Historic Randall School in Southwest DC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Balfour Beatty has been awarded $127 million for the delivery of Museum Place on behalf of JV MPDC, LLC, a joint venture comprised of Lowe Enterprises Real Estate Group and Mitsui Fudosan American, Inc. The redevelopment project will renovate the historic Randall School, creating an arts …

Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

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Improving Contractor Interactions Through the SCARF Model

It happens on nearly every jobsite and nearly every day. A worker performs a task without using the proper safety procedures and a safety professional walks up to correct him. The mood becomes tense, the worker’s resentment is obvious, and the safety pro becomes defensive in return.

The safety professional …

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Dewberry Awarded Engineering Services Contract for Berkeley County Infrastructure Improvements

BERKELEY COUNTY, WV — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has been selected to provide engineering services for the Berkeley County Public Service Water District’s (Berkeley Water) water distribution system in Berkeley County, West Virginia.

Task orders may include water modeling and capital planning, new …

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Skanska to Provide Construction Management Oversight for $111.7M UVA Alderman Library Renovation and Expansion

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA — Skanska USA has been selected to work on the $111.7-million renovation and expansion of the University of Virginia’s historic Alderman Library. Located in Charlottesville, Virginia, the effort to repair and replace many aspects of the existing library is the first major transformation since the library was constructed …

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Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

Construction managers, general contractors, and building owners are certainly familiar with safety netting systems and the reasons to install them, which include protecting workers and debris from falling from structures, as well as façade and ceiling containment. They also believe these passive systems create and maintain a safe work environment. …

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Doosan Adds Three New Locations to Serve South Carolina Customers

GREENVILLE, SC — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is partnering with Gateway Dealer Network to add three locations in South Carolina. In addition to providing increased service and support for customers, these new locations will offer more access to buy or rent Doosan equipment.

The newest additions, with locations …

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S&ME Welcomes Scarbrough as Chief Human Resources Officer

RALEIGH, NC — S&ME announces that Mary Scarbrough has joined the company as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Scarbrough and her team are responsible for creating employee-focused strategies that align with the company’s overall strategic plan to enhance the culture and people focus areas. She will also play …

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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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Making the Whole Person Matter

The construction worker offers much for which to be celebrated. They transform blank canvasses of earth to create spaces for work, education, or play and build structures to cross bodies of water that connect communities. Bottom line, the construction worker helps to build a country’s future.

Driving this ability is …

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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 …

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Quinn Evans Promotes Six to Associate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Quinn Evans, a design, historic preservation, and sustainability firm, announces the promotion of six professionals in the firm’s Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Richmond offices.

In the Washington, D.C. office, four professionals have been promoted to associate: Lucy Moore, AIA, LEED AP, BD+C; Charles Sparkman, AIA, …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

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HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

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Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

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Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

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Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

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 …

Whitworth and Christopher Join the South Carolina DOT Commission

COLUMBIA, SC — Nancy Whitworth, of Greenville, has been sworn in as the new South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) Commissioner as a Governor's At-Large Appointee. She replaces Kristen Blanchard who resigned from the commission in February 2020.

Whitworth was the Deputy City Manager and Director of Economic Development …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

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Krauss Joins HNTB as Vice President in New National Advisory Practice

ARLINGTON, VA — Kurt Krauss, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Vice President, National Strategic Initiatives, in the firm’s new national Advisory practice. He specializes in national initiatives centered on program management, rapid mobilization, and expert delivery. He is based in HNTB’s Arlington office and serves clients nationwide.

With 25 …

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Abrams Joins Stantec’s Water Practice in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC — Global design firm Stantec welcomes Scott Abrams to the Water practice as the South Carolina Water/Wastewater Market Lead. Joining the firm’s Charleston office, he will be responsible for leading pursuits for water and wastewater conveyance and treatment projects, with both new and existing clients. He will also …

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Curry Supply Adds Buddin as North Carolina-Based Regional Sales Manager

FUQUAY VARINA, NC — Curry Supply Co. announces the addition of Will Buddin to the team as a Regional Sales Manager. Buddin will oversee customers positioned in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

With more than 19 years in the pump, OEM, and heavy equipment rental industries, Buddin …

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Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435. A 20-mile jaunt separates the airport from downtown Kansas City, and while some drivers might make their way via the direct I-29 route, others choose the I-435 route that might take …

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Wing and Harper Join Dewberry in North Carolina and Virginia

RALEIGH, NC — Dewberry announces that Jeffrey J. Wing, PE, LEED AP and Jay Harper have joined the firm. Wing is the new Water/Wastewater Market Segment Leader for the Raleigh, North Carolina, office, and Harper is a Vice President and Business Development Director in the federal group located in Fairfax, …

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Three North Carolina Transportation Projects Among Best in Southeast

RALEIGH, NC — Three transportation projects in North Carolina are among the best in the Southeast, according to a regional transportation organization.

The Surf City Bridge Replacement, the Marc Basnight Bridge/Herbert C. Bonner Bridge Replacement, and a project to use drones to deliver health care supplies were recognized with America’s …

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Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

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District DOT and Virginia Mark Milestone of Long Bridge Project to Expand Regional Rail Transportation Network

WASHINGTON, D.C. — D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Ralph S. Northam, through their respective transportation agencies, announce a major milestone for the Long Bridge Project to expand passenger and commercial rail capacity along the east coast. The District Department of Transportation (DDOT) and the Virginia Department of Rail …

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Quinn Evans Promotes Fink and Schwenk to Senior Associate

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Quinn Evans, a firm that specializes in design, historic preservation, and sustainability, announces the promotion of Robert Fink, AIA and Steve Schwenk, AIA, LEED AP to Senior Associate.

Fink has been promoted to Senior Associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. Fink has 25 years of …

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The American Society of Landscape Architects Announces Carter-Conneen as New Chief Executive Officer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) announces the selection of Torey Carter-Conneen as its new Chief Executive Officer.

“On behalf of the Executive Committee of the American Society of Landscape Architects, we are thrilled to have Torey join us," said ASLA President Wendy Miller, FASLA. …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

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Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

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Technology Enables Construction Continuity

As we look ahead and try to make predictions about the future of construction, some aspects are murky. No one would have predicted the situation we found ourselves in during 2020, with a global pandemic bringing the economy to its knees, delaying construction projects nationwide, and changing the way we …

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Living on the Cutting Edge

Mining and quarrying are deep-rooted businesses. The oldest known mine is located in Southern Africa and was active, quite appropriately, during the Stone Age – an astounding 43,000 years ago. Possibly even more incredible are the ancient mines that are still producing.

Fast forward to today, where we find an …

What Contractors Need to Know About EMR

It’s a small number that carries a huge impact for a contractor’s business. It affects their ability to stay competitive and maintain profitability, and it gives owners and construction managers powerful insights into the contractor’s business philosophy. It says so much that owners and CMs use it to decide whether …

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Dewberry Awarded Construction Management Contract for Virginia Railway Express Improvements

QUANTICO, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has been selected to provide construction management services (CM) for the Virginia Railway Express (VRE) Quantico Station Improvements project. This American Public Infrastructure project is one of many VRE planned enhancements for its existing 19 stations …

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 …

Virginia DOT's I-81 Operational Improvements Receive National Recognition for Operations Excellence

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has been named a Top 12 national finalist in the 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. VDOT’s I-81 Corridor Operations Expansion Program won in …

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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Restoring the Interstate Highway System

At 64 years old, an age at which many Americans are approaching Medicare eligibility and reduced workloads, the Interstate Highway System is deteriorating, its traffic load of cars and trucks continues to increase, and the system lacks an adequate long-term care plan.

The Interstate Highway System remains the workhorse of …

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Reed Selected to Serve on HCBU Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative Advisory Committee

BALTIMORE, MD — Nakita Reed, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP BD+C, NOMA, an Associate with Quinn Evans, has been selected as a member of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HCBU) Cultural Heritage Stewardship Initiative Advisory Committee. The new program, led by a partnership of the National Trust for …

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Elkridge Library/DIY Center Parking Area Selects Belgard’s Aqualine Permeable Pavers as Project Attains LEED Gold Certification

ELKRIDGE, MD — Howard County’s Elkridge Library and DIY Education Center, a 35,000-square-foot endeavor, exemplifies an evolving and more expansive approach to library design. Interspersed among traditional bookshelves, marine-themed exhibits now guide visitors through the geological wonders of Maryland’s 39-mile Patapsco River, which has historical and economic impacts dating back …

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Dewberry's Mahoney Appointed to CIRT Board of Directors

FAIRFAX, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Dave Mahoney, PE, has been appointed to the Construction Industry Round Table’s (CIRT) board of directors.

In his role as a Board Member, Mahoney is responsible for working alongside other industry professionals as a force …

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Point and Measure

Traditionally, moisture tests require laborious effort and are slow to return results from the laboratory.  The risk of damage increases during transit of the materials potentially altering or destroying the entire sample, making this option much less practical for construction sites.  Industry innovators have developed a simplified approach with testing …

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Groff Tractor Mid Atlantic Awarded Takeuchi's Mid-Atlantic Dealer of the Year

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, awards Groff Tractor Mid Atlantic as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region for their successful sales efforts in 2019.

Groff Tractor Mid Atlantic was named Takeuchi Mid-Atlantic Dealer of the Year after considering their commitment and excellence …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Offers First Look Inside its New Headquarters

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — The newly expanded Liebherr USA, Co. corporate headquarters is open in Newport News, Virginia. The $60-million expansion features a 60,000-square-foot administrative building, an 82,000-square-foot workshop and training facility, a 92,000-square-foot parts distribution warehouse with retail operations, a guardhouse, and a one-story, 7,500-square-foot wash bay building.

The …

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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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Schnabel Engineering Announces Promotion of Mayers and Rogers

STERLING, VA — Chad Mayers, PE is the Branch Leader of Schnabel Engineering’s Sterling, Virginia, and Rockville, Maryland, offices and is responsible for Schnabel’s northern region geotechnical operations as the Executive Vice President of Geotechnical Services.

Since the start of his more than 16-year career with Schnabel, Mayers has …

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Quinn Evans Promotes MacKillop to Principal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Quinn Evans, an architectural, planning, and historic preservation firm, announces that Colin MacKillop, AIA, LEED AP, CDT, has been promoted to Principal. His promotion is among nearly two dozen recently announced throughout the firm’s six offices.

MacKillop has experience in design and project management, and …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

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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. …

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Ten Equipment Trailer Maintenance Tips

Heavy-haul trailers trek thousands of miles during their service lives and encounter many challenges – from rocks and ruts to bumps and jolts, no trailer gets out unscathed. To get the most from trailers, here are some tips to prevent costly damage and keep your trailers in top shape.

Start …
Dewberry Awarded Quality Assurance Contract for Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel Expansion

HAMPTON, VA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it will be providing quality assurance (QA) for the entire $3.8-billion Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) project.

The HRBT project is the largest construction project in Virginia and the Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) history and is …

Gov. Justice Announces $20M in Paving Projects Across West Virginia

HARRISON COUNTY, WV — Gov. Jim Justice recently joined leaders with the West Virginia Department of Transportation (WVDOT) for an event at North Central West Virginia Airport, where he announced that more than $20 million will be spent on paving projects, all across the state, as part of the Governor's …

Hunt Reappointed to North Carolina Transportation Board

RALEIGH, NC – Robeson County native Grady Hunt has been reappointed by Gov. Roy Cooper as a member of the North Carolina Board of Transportation. Hunt, who joined the board in 2017, will continue to represent Division 6, which comprises Bladen, Columbus, Cumberland, Harnett, and Robeson counties.

Hunt serves with …

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Transportation Projects Honored in 2020 North Carolina DOT Mobi Awards

RALEIGH, NC — The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) recently honored communities that developed the state’s best multimodal projects, including a public transportation service in Shelby and a bridge with a multi-use path connecting Surf City to Topsail Island.

The NCDOT Mobi Awards, which started last year, honor transportation …

Owens Joins HDR’s Industrial Water and Wastewater Practice

RICHMOND, VA — Mark Owens joins HDR as a Water and Wastewater Project Manager focusing on growing our practice in the industrial sectors. Based in Richmond, Virginia, Owens will develop and lead industrial water and wastewater projects, and define and drive strategies for market growth.

Owens has more than 30 …

Virginia DOT Awarded More Than $4.5M in Federal Grants

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) was recently awarded two federal grants totaling more than $4.5 million to enhance safety, improve congestion and incident management, and predict parking availability.

“With these grant awards, the federal government recognizes the Commonwealth’s commitment to developing innovative solutions to transportation challenges,” …

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 …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

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Balfour Beatty US Civils Southeast Region Delivers Milestone Safety Record

WILMINGTON, NC — Balfour Beatty’s US Civils team safely achieves more than four million hours without a lost time incident in the southeast operating region. This safety milestone and record celebrates five years of safely delivering construction projects and the company’s commitment to its Zero Harm culture to protect …

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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Four Lanes of Belmont Ridge Road at the Dulles Greenway Open in Ashburn

ASHBURN, VA — Drivers on Belmont Ridge Road now have four travel lanes at the Dulles Greenway (Route 267), according to the Virginia Department of Transportation.

Belmont Ridge Road now has two lanes in each direction at the Dulles Greenway interchange, with two-foot shoulders on both sides. On the …

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Gratton Named Mechanical Project Engineer at Mueller

BALTIMORE, MD — Mueller Associates announces that Bradley Gratton, PE, has been promoted to Mechanical Project Engineer. Gratton joined the firm in 2015 and has contributed engineering expertise to the design and construction administration of numerous complex and high-profile projects in the Mid-Atlantic region.

Projects include the new Duke …

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Volvo Penta Develops Digital Platforms for Dealer Education and Empowerment

CHESAPEAKE, VA — Volvo Penta announces a number of initiatives aimed at training, informing, and arming dealers with the resources needed to better serve shared customers in the field. The new platforms, which consist of online instructor-led training programs and a series of webinars, are geared toward all facets of …

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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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We Only Get to the Stars by Starting from the Ground

Given the excitement with SpaceX and NASA’s recent historic manned launch, many people are looking to the stars. To many, space means rockets and satellites. However, every major component of these missions are built, designed, tested, launched, and controlled in one or more ground-based facilities. And every one of those …

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ALL Family of Companies Named a Load King Cranes Authorized Service Center

INDEPENDENCE, OH — Load King, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source, has named the ALL Family of Companies (ALL) an Authorized Service Center for Load King Cranes. The announcement is effective immediately.

With locations throughout North America, ALL will service Load King boom trucks, …

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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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The Complex Made Simple

The history of the construction excavator goes back quite some time. The very first excavator is said to have been built in 1882 by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England, where it was used in the construction of Port of Hull docks. Unlike today's excavators that use hydraulic …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

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Terex Service Centers Authorized for Service and Sale of Fassi Articulating Cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair, and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the U.S., as well as …

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KIOTI Tractor Donates 10,000 N-95 Masks and K9 UTV to UNC REX Healthcare

WENDELL, NC — Alongside a dedication to its dealers and customers, KIOTI Tractor, a division of Daedong-USA, Inc., is committed to the health and well-being of the communities in which it serves. To assist health care workers on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, the company recently donated …

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Fluid Bridge Repair

Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs – and finding the money to do so – is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors are always looking for ways to …

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Construction Business as Project Business: Project Business Automation

All project businesses essentially operate the same way. Whether you are in the construction, engineering or architecture industry, the overarching commonality is that your company delivers goods and services to your customers through projects, making your company a project business.

Only by recognizing your company as a project business are …

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Accelerator for America Introduces New Partnership on Infrastructure Playbook

Accelerator for America recently hosted a webinar with some of the country’s most determined mayors to discuss the organization’s New Partnership on Infrastructure (NPI) initiative.

Founded by CEO Rick Jacobs, Accelerator for America is an organization led by an advisory council of mayors and other local leaders from across …

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The Importance of Safely Purchasing, Handling and Storing API Certified DEF

As restrictions are being lifted across most states in the country and with warm weather upon us, it is important for truck drivers to consider proper management of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in most diesel-powered trucks.

DEF is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water …

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Preventative Maintenance Creates Longevity for Drills

It’s a common situation: Your equipment isn’t working as effectively as it was the day it came off the manufacturing line. With most tools and machines, regular maintenance and replacement of worn-out parts can be the key to restoring it back to maximum power. Earth drills are no exception. Knowing …

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Modular Design Trends, Challenges, and Increased Construction Liability Risks

Once again, the U.S. economy has hit a crossroads. Even before the current COVID-19 outbreak, the predictions for the coming year were mixed at best.

On the one side, the Association of Equipment Managers (AEM) said that “Steady and solid growth is likely to continue for the construction sector. As …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

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Rella Takes New Leadership Role in HDR’s Waste Program

CHARLOTTE, NC — Bob Rella, PE, has been named Diversion, Processing, and Facilities Practice Leader for HDR’s waste program. Based in Charlotte, North Carolina, he will lead the team in evolving best practices, designing innovative solutions, and providing technical oversight on key projects.

“This is an area of …

Perini Management Services, Inc. Awarded Two Task Orders at Camp Lejeune Collectively Valued at $34M

JACKSONVILLE, NC — Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building, and specialty construction company, announces that its subsidiary, Perini Management Services, Inc., has been awarded two fixed-price task orders collectively valued at approximately $34 million by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Mid-Atlantic District, for work at Marine Corps Base …

LiuGong North America Continues to Expand Dealer Network in U.S.

KATY, TX — LiuGong North America has appointed five new construction equipment dealers in the U.S. recently, expanding their growing dealer network. These dealerships provide the LiuGong and Dressta brands to areas of the country that previously did not have the opportunity to put them to the test.

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City of Raleigh Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Department Selects Dewberry for 2020 Contract

RALEIGH, NC — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has been selected to provide on-call engineering design services by the City of Raleigh’s Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources (PRCR) department. The firm has held the contract for the last four years.

Under the contract, the …

Sunukjian Takes Preconstruction and Estimating Position with JE Dunn Construction

RALEIGH, NC — JE Dunn Construction announces its recent hiring of industry veteran Robert Sunukjian as Senior Construction and Estimating Manager in the company’s Raleigh, North Carolina, office.

Sunukjian’s industry experience spans 25 years, including, most recently, leading the preconstruction division as a Vice President of Preconstruction and Business Development …

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I-40 Project Advances to Paving in Pigeon River Gorge

SYLVA, NC — More than half of the construction is complete on a major project to rehabilitate the westernmost 15 miles of Interstate 40 in North Carolina.

A new phase of work recently began when crews from Harrison Construction began milling out old asphalt and placing a new surface from …

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Dewberry Promotes Holland and Taylor in Lanham and Baltimore, Maryland, Offices

BALTIMORE, MD — Dewberry announces that Associate Vice President Carol Holland, PE, CCM, LEED AP, and Vice President David Taylor Jr., RLA, have been promoted to Managers of more than 85 employees in the Lanham and Baltimore, Maryland, offices.

Holland and Taylor will continue to drive growth initiatives, …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

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UMA Geotechnical Construction's DeSpain Promoted to President

COLFAX, NC — Brian DeSpain has been promoted to President of UMA Geotechnical Construction. The company stresses that the active, day-to-day involvement of the top officers will not change. Former President Jim DeSpain, now CEO, will continue to focus on finance and contractual relationships with customers. The transition …

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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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CenterPoint Earns LEED Certification for 226 GSP Logistics Parkway in Greer, South Carolina

GREER, SC — CenterPoint Properties announces 226 GSP Logistics Parkway in Greer, South Carolina has been LEED-certified by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).

“Our team delivered on CenterPoint’s mission to build and reposition properties that not only have the modern amenities today’s industrial tenants need, but also give them …

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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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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JE Dunn Adds DePenning as Vice President, Green as Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist

RALEIGH, NC — Paul DePenning joins JE Dunn Construction as Vice President of Operations, and Chyna Green has assumed duties as Senior Diversity and Inclusion Specialist for the Carolina offices. DePenning and Green are both working out of the Raleigh, North Carolina, office.

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KBS Project Teams Honored for Excellence

RICHMOND, VA — KBS recognized two project teams for displaying excellence in quality and safety standards.

The South Falls team was given the Excellence in Safety award. The team includes: Gary Williams, Project Manager; Ben Khandan-Barani, Project Engineer; Scott Stallard, Norman Stallings, and Swain Priest, …

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AMT’s Oxford Conservation Park Wins Honor Award Through ASLA Potomac Chapter

ROCKVILLE, MD — At its virtual Awards Gala, the Potomac Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) recognized nine projects with professional awards. The online audience also learned from Paul Tukey, Chief Sustainability Officer of The Glenstone Museum, during his keynote address: The Moral Importance of Landscape Design. …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

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Parker Elected President of VASITE’s Virginia Section

VIRGINIA BEACH, VA — Wes Parker was recently named President of the Virginia Section of the Institute of Transportation Engineers (VASITE). This distinction represents a promotion for Parker within the organization, as he previously served as the Vice President. At its core, VASITE is a professional society for those involved …

Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

Maryland Contractor Unveils New COVID ICU for Veterans

WALDORF, MD — Hamilton Pacific Chamberlain (HPC), a general contractor headquartered in Waldorf, Maryland, recently completed the construction of an isolation unit within the Baltimore VAMC. The project, which was part of a federal undertaking to combat the spread of COVID-19, was an emergency project that was completed within 35 …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded WMATA Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) recently awarded two design-build contracts to Hensel Phelps.

The Bladensburg Bus Garage, located in Washington, D.C., includes the demolition of an existing structure, site preparation, and construction of the new Bladensburg Bus Operations and Maintenance facility. The new facility …

HDR Adds Myers, Vonasek, and Shapard, Promotes Bonner

WILMINGTON, NC — Tom Myers joins HDR as Principal Asset Management Consultant, Dennis Vonasek, AIA, ACHA, CID, joins as a Health Principal, James Shapard joins as a Senior Power Project Manager, and Kent Bonner, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, joins as Managing Principal.

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Volvo Penta Supplies Personal Protective Equipment to Healthcare Workers

CHESAPEAKE, VA — Volvo Penta, a global manufacturer of engines and complete power systems for marine and industrial applications, is taking action in response to the need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). At two of its North American facilities, the company is producing and distributing this vital protective gear …

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RP Develops Square Sided Water Tank

Creative thinking and the willingness to take a new approach is often what sets innovators apart from their peers. These qualities are also the fuel that propels industry forward. Construction is one of the oldest industries, but thanks to continuous advancements in technology, techniques and materials, today’s structures have come …

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Construction Industry Veteran Lumpkins to Retire from KOBELCO USA

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announces that George Lumpkins, General Manager of Marketing, General Service Manager, and Product Developer Manager retired at the end of May 2020. Lumpkins is a professional with a 45-year career in the construction equipment business, with over 26 years with KOBELCO.

“George …

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Thornton Tomasetti Employees from Washington D.C. and Austin, Texas, Receive American Concrete Institute Design Award

RESTON, VA — Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that Managing Principal Mark J. Tamaro, PE, LEED AP, and Senior Engineer Jennifer Greenawalt, PE, SE, of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and Principal Zachary D. Kates, PE, LEED AP BD+C of its Austin office have received …

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Steering Through Sandy Soils

The economy in Garden City, Kansas, is strong with the recent opening of a Dairy Farmers of America plant. Approximately 4 million pounds of milk from regional farmers make its way to the dairy plant each day, which has led to expansion for many other companies throughout the area. To …

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Going the Distance

The hardest part of a project for most contractors is the bid. Balancing customer specs with overhead costs to produce a number both sides are comfortable with takes skill and a deep understanding of an operation’s capabilities. Partnering with industry-leading OEMs to provide efficiency-optimizing equipment can give contractors an edge …

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National Equipment Dealers, LLC Joins the Manitou Dealer Network in the US

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou North America welcomes National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) to the Manitou dealer network. National Equipment Dealers will offer the full Manitou line of skid loaders, track loaders, articulated loaders, and telescopic handlers at 11 locations throughout Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Texas.

“We are …

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Why Productivity in Construction is Flatlining

Let’s face facts, the construction industry does not do well when it comes to completing projects on time and within budget. Approximately 98 percent of megaprojects suffer cost overruns of more than 30 percent and 77 percent are at least 40 percent late, according to a McKinsey & Company report. …

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Cloud-Based Employee Time Tracking

There is no doubt that technology has increased project management efficiency and safety in the construction industry. Case in point: construction worker illnesses and injuries went from 10.9 incidents (in 1972) to 2.8 incidents (in 2017) per 100 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, there are …

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How Technology is Advancing One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Construction was recently listed in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America by CNBC. So when it comes to day-to-day operations, what can construction managers do to ensure workers receive the information they need to produce quality work and stay safe on the job? One company, MindForge, is …

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Receives $3M Gift from NABTU to Fund Cell Therapy for COVID-19

MIAMI, FL — The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) announces a donation of $3 million from North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), to support specific and urgent research on the use of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells to treat COVID-19-related inflammation. The gift will accelerate needed clinical trials.

On April …

Quinn Evans Joins AIA Large Firms Roundtable

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Quinn Evans, a planning and design firm with offices in Washington, D.C., Michigan, Wisconsin, Maryland, and Virginia, joins the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Large Firm Roundtable. Founded in 1984, the Large Firm Roundtable is an independent entity composed of 60 of the nation’s largest architectural …

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Burns & McDonnell Foundation Announces $1.5M in COVID-19 Relief Funding

HOUSTON, TX — As organizations and community members face significant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, Burns & McDonnell is providing additional resources and services to communities, clients, and employee-owners throughout the U.S.

To bolster the support of those on the front lines providing critical resources to those who need it …

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City Electric Supply Branches Help Telecom Businesses Continue Operations in South Carolina and Georgia

SPARTANBURG, SC — As millions of Americans work from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City Electric Supply (CES) branches are assisting the telecommunications industry. Stores are providing support and materials to wireless and telecom businesses in their areas to help them continue operations. CES Gaffney in South Carolina and …

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Bates Joins JE Dunn Construction As Client Solutions Manager

CHARLESTON, SC — Construction industry veteran Janet Bates, current President of the Palmetto Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), joins JE Dunn Construction as Client Solutions Manager responsible for business development in Charleston and the surrounding low country. Bates heads JE Dunn’s efforts to build …

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Stantec-Designed I-70 Bridges Project Kicks Off in West Virginia and Ohio

CHARLESTON, WV — The Interstate 70 Bridges Project, with design led by global design firm Stantec, has kicked off construction in West Virginia and Ohio, on behalf of the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH). As part of the $214-million project to enhance and preserve the life of structures …

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Finfrock Rejoins HDR as Education/Science/Tech Director for U.S. Southeast

CHARLOTTE, NC — Curt Finfrock, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, rejoins HDR as Education/Science/Tech Director for the U.S. Southeast region. Finfrock will be responsible for strategic planning, client development, and project team leadership for education, science, and tech projects in that region.

He will be based in HDR’s Charlotte, North …

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Burns & McDonnell Moves to New Office in Chesapeake to Accommodate Expansion

CHESAPEAKE, VA — To make room for expansion — doubling the size of its local workforce within the next three years — Burns & McDonnell has relocated operations in Chesapeake, Virginia.

The engineering, construction, and architecture firm's new office is within the Liberty Executive Office Park. The new 27,000-square-foot office …

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South Carolina DOT Provides Update on Strategic 10-Year Plan

COLUMBIA, SC — The South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) has increased its work program with $3.2 billion in construction projects statewide, according to Secretary of Transportation Christy Hall, who recently updated the South Carolina Senate Transportation Committee on the agency's strategic 10-year plan to improve South Carolina's roads …