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NCDOT celebrates centennial (with video)

RALEIGH—One hundred years ago — March 5, 1915 — the North Carolina General Assembly created the State Highway Commission, establishing the first roots of our modern-day Department of Transportation and laying the foundation for a century of tremendous progress in North Carolina. Governor Pat McCrory joined Secretary Tata, Board of Transportation Chair Ned Curran, and many others who have been involved in transportation efforts over the past century for a celebration commemorating NCDOT’s centennial.

ACEC/Michigan presents Firm of the Year honors

Lansing, Mich. — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Michigan (ACEC/M) recently presented the 2015 member “Firm of the Year” awards at the Engineering & Surveying Excellence awards ceremony in celebration of Engineers Week. Both a large firm (>30 employees) and a small firm were recognized. In the large firm category, ACEC member firm HNTB Michigan Inc., headquartered in Detroit, took the honor. The 2015 ACEC small firm of the year was awarded to Byce & Associates, Inc., located in Kalamazoo.

DBF, Inc. launches new website

Salisbury, Md. — Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., released its new website: www.dbfinc.com. Davis, Bowen & Friedel, Inc., added a new look to its website, as well as new features and information for visitors. Improved navigation allows easier access to company news and history, information about the firm’s services, project experience, staff, and employment opportunities.

HNTB to serve as prime consultant on TxDOT rail contract

Austin, Texas — HNTB Corporation will serve as the prime consultant for a three-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract with the Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division. Under the contract, the firm will serve on Texas freight and passenger rail projects in any capacity needed by the division, including rail planning, design, and construction management.

ABC recognizes America’s best construction projects

Washington, D.C. — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) congratulated the winners of the 25th annual Excellence in Construction Awards and named Brasfield and Gorrie ABC’s 2015 Contractor of the Year, March 5. The best-in-the-industry awards were given to firms that displayed exemplary commitment to safety and diversity in 2014.

CFSEI accepting entries for 2015 Design and Distinguished Service Awards

Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) is now accepting entries through April 1, 2015, for the Design and Distinguished Service Awards. The 2015 awards program has been revamped to broaden its reach among the design and manufacturing communities. It includes a simplified project submission process and the distribution of more awards based on the discretion of the CFSEI Awards Committee.

MWH Global and Brown and Caldwell team selected as program manager for Pure Water San Diego

Broomfield, Colo. — MWH Global, an engineering, consulting and construction firm focused on water and natural resources, announced it was awarded a contract by the City of San Diego to manage and assist in the delivery of Pure Water San Diego. In partnership with Brown and Caldwell, the initial five-year, $30 million MWH contract includes program management services to move the program from planning into implementation.

Arup awarded engineering services contract for the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project

Montreal — Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm, was selected to provide engineering consulting services and technical advice to Infrastructure Canada for construction of the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence corridor project. Due to an accelerated schedule, the project will break ground this summer. The New Bridge for the St. Lawrence is expected to open in December 2018 and the rest of the corridor is expected to be in service by the end of 2020. Arup’s mandate will cover a period of approximately seven years, with three one-year option periods, for a total contract value of $20.4 million.

ARCADIS team to lead environmental restoration program at Fort Drum

Fort Drum, N.Y. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Baltimore District awarded the PIKA-MP JV, LLC — a joint venture between ARCADIS and PIKA International, Inc. — a $13 million task order onto its small business Multiple Award Environmental Services (MAES) contract to support remediation and closure of 11 sites at Fort Drum, N.Y. over the next five years.

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