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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.

Tarver Land Development wins national airport paving award

The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announced that Tarver Land Development of Alexandria, La., won the 2015 Ray Brown Airport Pavement Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt airport pavement for the resurfacing of the runway at Polk Army Airfield.

ICC recommendations included in federal guide for use of private-sector standards

The Office of Management and Budget published its revised version of OMB A-119, a document that has guided federal agencies' use of private-sector standards since the early 1980s. The International Code Council actively participated in the revision process, filing comments with fellow standards development organizations (SDOs) through the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and recommending that new criteria be added to avoid conflicts by preferring the use of standards already widely adopted at the state or local level.

Modjeski and Masters designs new Pennsylvania Turnpike bridge

Bridge design and engineering firm Modjeski and Masters announced that it has restarted design work for a new cable-stayed bridge across the Monongahela River. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) initiated the project as part of the Mon-Fayette Expressway expansion.

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