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Fabric tennis building named USTA Outstanding Facility

The United States Tennis Association (USTA), the national governing body for the sport of tennis, announced its 2016 Outstanding Facility Awards. The Oklahoma City Tennis Center at Will Rogers Park (OKC Tennis Center) has been named one of eight winners in the Large Facility category. The new facility is a fabric structure designed to USTA standards with six regulation courts.

Trimble announces Tekla Global BIM Awards winners

Tekla Global BIM Awards recognize projects that are pushing the boundaries of BIM to create the world’s most impressive structural designs. This year, 73 winners of local Tekla BIM Awards from around the world competed for the global prize, demonstrating the advancement of BIM and construction.

August construction starts jump 21 percent

New construction starts in August soared 21% to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $711.2 billion, according to Dodge Data & Analytics, following lackluster activity in July. The August rise for total construction starts featured an especially elevated amount for nonresidential building.

Woolpert providing engineering services for Dayton Metro Library Project

The Dayton Metro Library contracted with Woolpert to provide engineering services for several branches — Miamisburg, West Carrollton, West and Southeast — as part of the library’s comprehensive facilities upgrade. The upgrade, made possible by a $187 million bond levy passed in 2012, intends to transition the facilities from the traditional “books and bricks” libraries to modern community centers with cutting-edge technology.

122 new curbside rain gardens completed in Bronx

The New York City Departments of Environmental Protection (DEP) and Design and Construction (DDC) announced that work has been completed on construction of 122 rain gardens in the Bronx neighborhoods of Wakefield, Edenwald, and Eastchester. Each rain garden has been specially designed to collect and absorb up to 2,500 gallons of stormwater each time it rains.

RIDOT to begin next 80-hour rapid bridge replacement

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) will start work on the McCormick Quarry Bridge in East Providence on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016. As with the recently replaced East Shore Expressway Bridge, this process involves an 80-hour rapid replacement.

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