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Balfour Beatty Construction selected by The JBG Companies to build mixed-use development in Washington D.C.’s U Street Corridor

The JBG Companies has selected Balfour Beatty Construction to build its latest project in Washington D.C.’s vibrant U Street corridor. Named 13|U, the new mixed-use project will feature 129 residential units, 15,750 square-feet of retail and 48 below-grade parking spaces near the U Street/Cardozo Metro station. Balfour Beatty is providing construction manager at risk services for the new development and began demolition of the existing building in June.

USGBC ranks Top 10 Countries for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. that are making significant strides in sustainable building design, construction and transformation.

One WTC Receives CTBUH 2015 Best Tall Building Award

One World Trade Center (WTC) was awarded the 2015 Best Tall Building Award for the U.S. from The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. WSP served as structural engineer for the 104-story office tower on behalf of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

Michael Baker International honors first graduates of Project Excellence

Michael Baker International is investing in employee development and client satisfaction with the launch of a comprehensive training and development program for project managers across the enterprise. Titled Project Excellence, the initiative targets employees at various stages in their careers and focuses on the development of key skill sets related to managing large-scale projects.

ICC, ADA celebrate 25 years of accessibility

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which was signed into law July 26, 1990, by President George H. W. Bush and public comments are being accepted on the third review draft for the 2015 edition of ICC A.117.1 Standard for Accessible and Usable Buildings and Facilities.

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