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Michael Baker Receives ACEC Connecticut Award for CTfastrak (with video)

Michael Baker International is receiving statewide recognition in Connecticut for its central role in developing CTfastrak, one of the nation’s largest bus rapid transit (BRT) systems. During its recent Engineering Excellence Awards program, the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Connecticut chapter presented Michael Baker’s team with the 2016 Grand Award for its role in developing the busway.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Introduces Science-Based GHG Reduction Guide

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff released a guide introducing the science-based approach for setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. It is intended to help sustainability practitioners responsible for energy and GHG management understand the context of science-based target setting, the tools available to support the target setting process, and a potential approach for developing a science-based target.

AEC TECH NEWS: Frame unveils powerful visual supercomputer in the cloud

Frame, the cloud service that lets users run any software in a browser, announced release of its new system, Pro 64GB, that designers and engineers can use to run their most performance-demanding applications in the cloud. Frame Pro 64GB is optimized for modern, multi-core simulation and rendering applications.

USC Village tops off with placing of landmark spire

About 200 guests – including university officials and friends, local dignitaries and construction partners – joined the USC Village crews on Jan. 27 to watch the raising of the ceremonial final beam as well as the eye-catching spire that is one of the project’s signature elements.

Interest high for LAX construction contracts

Nearly 900 executives from local, national and international companies registered to attend an Industry Forum to learn about the $5 billion Landside Access Modernization Program (LAMP) and to receive details about contracting opportunities to build a world-class transportation system for Los Angeles International Airport (LAX).

Hall confirmed as SCDOT secretary

The South Carolina Senate on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016, confirmed the appointment by Governor Nikki Haley of Christy A. Hall, P.E., as Secretary of Transportation. Hall has more than two decades of service at the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT), beginning her career in road design.

Administration establishes Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard

Representatives from the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) visited the White House to attend The Earthquake Resilience Summit hosted by the Obama Administration. During the Summit, the Administration issued the February 2 Executive Order: Establishing a Federal Earthquake Risk Management Standard.

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