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AECOM completes acquisition of URS Corporation

Los Angeles — AECOM Technology Corporation said it completed its acquisition of URS Corporation with broad support from stakeholders following approval of the merger agreement by URS’ stockholders and the stock issuance proposal by AECOM’s stockholders at each company’s respective special stockholder meetings held on Oct. 16, 2014.

PTI announces 2015-2016 leadership and board of directors

Farmington Hills, Mich. — The Post-Tensioning Institute (PTI) elected and announced the 2015-2016 officers and additions to the board of directors during the Oct. 3, 2014, board of directors meeting held in conjunction with the 2014 PTI Committee Days, Oct. 3-5, in Cancun, Mexico.

Green Building Initiative celebrates a decade of growth and influence

Portland, Ore. — The Green Building Initiative (GBI) celebrates 10 years of promoting green building during October 2014. GBI is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for commercial construction.

Study exposes bias in transportation system design

Denver — America’s streets are designed and evaluated with a an inherent bias toward the needs of motor vehicles, ignoring those of bicyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users, according to a new study co-authored by Wesley Marshall of the University of Colorado Denver.

VDOT report: Recycled pavement performs well

Richmond, Va. – The pavement-recycling project the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) conducted on Interstate 81 to rebuild a section of the roadway is performing “well” after three years of high-volume truck traffic, according to a new VDOT research report. The environmentally friendly paving methods saved millions of dollars by recycling existing road material back into the new pavement and road structure and reduced the project’s estimated construction time by about two-thirds.

Flatiron - Zachry joint venture to build $231 million interchange in South Carolina

Firestone, Colo. — Flatiron and joint-venture partner Zachry Construction Corporation have secured a contract for the Interstate 85/Interstate 385 Interchange project in Greenville, S.C. The $231 million design-build project for the South Carolina Department of Transportation will reconfigure the interchange at I-85 and I-385, improving traffic operations and safety for about 194,000 vehicles per day.

SFPUC begins water delivery through first tunnel under the bay

San Francisco — On Oct. 15, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) joined with Dave Pine, President of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, to celebrate the completion of the first tunnel under San Francisco Bay at the location where the first Hetch Hetchy Water through the tunnel enters Crystal Springs Reservoir. Eighty years ago this month, a similar celebration occurred in this exact spot when Hetch Hetchy water was first delivered to the San Mateo-Peninsula region through Bay Division Pipeline 1.

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