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ASCE announces OCEA finalists

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced the finalists for its 2016 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award (OCEA). Each year, ASCE recognizes exemplary projects from around the world that contribute to the well-being of people and their communities, showcase the use of innovative materials and techniques, and demonstrate resourcefulness in the face of planning and design changes.

Cardno team wins women in design award

Cardno has been recognized by the Built by Women District of Columbia (BxW DC) for excellence in the structural design of Tysons Tower, Va., as one of the most outstanding commercial buildings in the Washington, D.C., region.

Built By Women celebrates women’s contributions to D.C. design and construction

The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF), a national education and research 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, has begun the second version of Built By Women (BxW), its competition for structures and environments led by women working in architecture, landscape, engineering, and construction. With more than 110 nominations, the jury selected 37 sites.

Caltrans advances plans to remove Old Bay Bridge

Caltrans engineers asked a Bay Bridge budgetary oversight panel to approve the final three-year demolition plan that includes more implosions like the November controlled blasts that brought down Pier E3, the largest underwater pier from the old Bay Bridge.

MDOT launches STEM Education website

As part of a continued effort to invest in the educational opportunities for the young people of Mississippi, the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has launched a new STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) website aimed at increasing interest in careers in the transportation industry, specifically civil engineering.

Institute announces 2016 executive team, new board members

The 2016 National Institute of Building Sciences Board of Directors is now in place. The executive team includes Stephen T. Ayers, FAIA, LEED AP as chair; Joseph Donovan as vice chair; Joy Marshall Ortiz, AIA, NCARB as secretary; and Wally E. Bailey as treasurer. New members to the Board include Paul R. Bertram, Jr., FCSI, CDT, LEED AP BD+C, GGP, and Anne M. Ellis, PE, FACI, FASCE.

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