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San Ysidro Land Port of Entry - Transit Center slated for July opening

To support long-term expansion efforts for Southern California’s San Ysidro Land Port of Entry — the busiest land border crossing in the Western Hemisphere — construction of the Virginia Avenue Transit Center (VATC) is slated for completion in July 2016. The transit center is being built by Hensel Phelps with Stantec serving as the lead designer.

Second OSCC webinar addresses precast concrete off-site construction

The National Institute of Building Sciences Off-Site Construction Council (OSCC) and the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) will co-sponsor the second webinar in OSCC’s new webinar series designed to share knowledge and improve industry efficiency, productivity and speed to market through the use of prefabrication and off-site construction.

CTBUH names 2016 Tall Building Award recipients

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announced the winners and finalists for the CTBUH 2016 Tall Building Awards. This year’s winners and finalists have set a new bar for the annual awards program, with many employing inventive solutions that respond to demanding site constraints and prerogatives related to sustainability, seismicity, wind forces, mixed functionality, and a vibrant urban habitat.

VDOT, partners receive Partnered Project of the Year Award

The International Partnering Institute (IPI) presented the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and its partners a Ruby-level Partnered Project of the Year Award. The award recognized the project team from the Avens Bridge Route 670 Project in Washington County in VDOT’s Bristol District.

Concrete 2029 continues Building to the Future

Spearheaded by the American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC) and facilitated by the ACI Foundation’s Strategic Development Council (SDC), Concrete 2029 was recently launched as a strategic initiative to develop a vision and roadmap for the future of the concrete construction industry.

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