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ARTBA selects 2011 Transportation Development Hall of Fame inductees
Three distinguished American engineers were selected for induction into the the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) Foundation's Transportation Development Hall of Fame. Launched in 2010, the hall honors individuals or families from the public and private sectors who have made extraordinary contributions to U.S. transportation development during their careers.

A committee of judges comprised of construction industry journalists reviewed the nominees and selected James L. Lammie, former president and CEO of Parsons Brinckerhoff; Enoch Needles, a founding partner in HNTB Corporation; and W. Denney Pate, senior vice president and principal bridge engineer at FIGG.

The 2011 and 2010 classes were inducted Sept. 7 during a gala dinner at ARTBA's TransOvation Workshop. Inductees from the inaugural 2010 class included Bob Burleson, Florida Transportation Builders' Association; the Lanford Family of Roanoke, Va.; and the late Philip Koehring, founder of the Koehring Machine Company in Milwaukee.

ASDSO Awards 2011-2012 National Dam Safety Scholarship
The Association of State Dam Safety Officials (ASDSO) selected Alexander McCaskill as the sole recipient of its 2011-2012 Senior Undergraduate Scholarship. McCaskill is currently a senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, majoring in civil engineering with a geotechnical emphasis.

Applications for ASDSO's 2012-2013 dam safety scholarships are available at

ACPA offers concrete pavement design workshop
The American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) is offering a National Concrete Pavement Design Workshop, Oct. 17-19, 2011, at its headquarters in Rosemont, Ill. The workshop will cover many of the most commonly used pavement design and analysis software programs, including WinPas; DARWin-ME; StreetPave; airport pavement-design programs (AirPave, FAArfield, and Tri-Service PCASE); TCP (Thin-Concrete Pavement) design method; roller-compacted concrete design method; and ACPA PerviousPave software training. Also included will be pavement analysis tools (including Ever-FE, Westergaard app, HIPERPAV III, et cetera). As a bonus, most of the software discussed in the workshop will be included as part of the registration.

The ACPA will award as many as 21 professional development hours (PDHs) to participants who complete the workshop. An event brochure is available at

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