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Built by Women NYC seeks nominations

​New York — The Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF) received grants from the New York Building Foundation and the New York Council for the Humanities to identify 100 outstanding structures and built environments, either contemporary or historic, designed and/or constructed by women in New York City.

Structal-Bridges lands over $90 million in contracts for New York bridges

Saint-Georges, QC — Structal-Bridges, a division of Canam Group Inc., with U.S. corporate office located in Point of Rocks, Md., obtained two contracts totaling more than $90 million for the fabrication of the steel structures that will replace two major bridges in New York: the New NY Bridge Project to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge over the Hudson River owned by the New York State Thruway Authority and the Goethals Bridge that spans the Arthur Kill owned by The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

CECH expresses interest on Panama Canal future projects

Panama City, Panama — Panama Canal Administrator Jorge L. Quijano held an informative meeting with a delegation headed by Mo Wenhe, Chairman of the China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) and Wei Hua Wang, representative of the Chinese-Panamanian Office of Business Development. Mo Wenhe showed interest in the development of projects in the Panama Canal during the upcoming years.

$7.5 billion water bond put to California voters

Sacramento, Calif. — Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation to put a comprehensive water bond before voters this November. The legislation, AB 1471, replaces the current $11.1 billion water bond on the November ballot. The bipartisan legislation passed the Senate 37-0 and the Assembly 77-2.

AISI publishes new standard for design of profiled steel diaphragm panels

Washington, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published a new standard: AISI S310-13, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels. The new standard provides design provisions for diaphragms consisting of profiled steel decks or panels which include acoustic panels, cellular deck, and composite deck filled with concrete.

Brownfields cleanup paves way for solar project

Westfield, Mass. — Earlier this summer, Boston Community Capital completed its Mill Street solar project in Gardner, Mass. The resulting 1 megawatt ground-mounted solar array, which was developed in conjunction with the City of Gardner and the Gardner Redevelopment Authority, is part of Gardner’s Mill Street Urban Renewal Plan. Located on a remediated brownfield site (the former Bent Mill furniture mill), environmental cleanup and demolition were critical in paving the way for this solar project that is slated to help offset local energy costs.

Horner & Shifrin develops repair plans for Maritz Overpass

St. Louis — Horner & Shifrin (H&S) developed plans for repairing the Maritz Overpass on Interstate 44 for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT). In June, the bridge was struck by an over-height commercial vehicle, severely damaging two of its steel plate girders and causing slight damage to four more.

Stantec to acquire architecture firm ADD Inc.

Boston — ADD Inc, a 210-person architecture, interior design, planning, and branding firm based in Boston and Miami, signed a letter of intent to merge with North American design firm Stantec. The deal, which helps Stantec strengthen its capabilities in the Buildings business line in the Eastern United States, is expected to close in September.

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