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CDOT and HPTE release I-70 East RFQ

Denver – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and the High Performance Transportation Enterprise (HPTE) released the Request for Qualifications for the I-70 East project to the public and potential partners. The RFQ outlines CDOT’s priorities and goals for a reconstructed I-70 East, and invites potential private sector bidders to submit their qualifications for the project.

Built by Women New York City exhibition opens

New York — The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) announced the Built by Women New York City exhibition at the Center for Architecture. The exhibition opened earlier this month in honor of Women’s History Month with the support of the AIANY Women in Architecture committee, and will remain open until April 11, 2015. Admission is free to the public.

U.S. DOT announces $194 million TIFIA loan for Orlando’s Wekiva Parkway

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for approximately $194 million to help pay for construction of five sections of the Wekiva Parkway in Orlando, Fla. The Wekiva Parkway is a planned 25-mile limited access toll road extending SR 429 from Apopka to the intersection of I-4 and SR 417 near Sanford — effectively completing the beltway around northwest metropolitan Orlando.

NRCE and CH2M HILL win USAID Water and Development IDIQ Contract

Denver – The Natural Resources Consulting Engineers, Inc. (NRCE) and CH2M HILL have been awarded a contract to provide engineering and technical support services to the U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Missions, Bureaus and Offices worldwide in the implementation of the Agency’s Water and Development Strategy. This is a multiple-award indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract, with a ceiling of $1 billion, over a five-year period of performance.

Twelve projects earn U.S. steel industry's top building award (with video)

Chicago — Twelve structural steel building projects earned national recognition in the 2015 Innovative Design in Engineering and Architecture with Structural Steel awards program (IDEAS2). The winning projects and their respective team members were recognized during the 2015 NASCC: The Steel Conference in Nashville. Conducted annually by the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC), the IDEAS2 awards honor excellence in steel-frame building design. The award is the highest honor bestowed on building projects by the structural steel industry in the U.S.

WSP integrates Halsall’s U.S. office into national buildings practice

New York — International engineering and environmental consulting firm WSP has integrated the Washington, D.C., office of Halsall, the Toronto-based building enclosure specialist group from Parsons Brinkerhoff, into WSP’s Buildings practice in the United States. WSP’s acquisition of Parsons Brinckerhoff in 2014 included Halsall.

DOE, DOI, and Corps of Engineers renew partnership to advance hydropower

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Interior, and U.S. Department of the Army for Civil Works extended their partnership to advance hydropower development for an additional five years. The renewal agreement commits the agencies to a specific, ambitious agenda for hydropower, building upon their Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower (MOU) signed on March 24, 2010.

AISC launches 'Steel Selfie' Instagram contest

Chicago — The American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) launched a “Steel Selfie” Instagram contest for industry professionals and college students to share their creative steel selfies and win prizes each month. The contest coincides with the introduction of AISC's new Instagram account (@aisc) at NASCC: The Steel Conference, March 25-27 in Nashville.

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