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CFSEI Expo to be held May 18-19 in Orlando

Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host its 2015 CFSEI Annual Expo and Meeting on May 18-19, 2015, at the Rosen Centre Hotel in Orlando, Fla. The Expo is designed for architects, builders/contractors and engineers, with an educational program geared toward both skilled cold-formed steel (CFS) framing professionals as well as newcomers.

CDOT adopts new statewide transportation plan

Denver — The Transportation Commission marked the beginning of a next era of transportation in Colorado. The Statewide Transportation Plan is a vision document that outlines what the transportation system will look like over the next 10 and 25 years.

Cal State L.A. receives gift to support research in urban sustainability

Los Angeles — Cal State L.A. was awarded a $1 million gift from The Sikand Foundation to establish the Gunjit S. Sikand Faculty Endowment for Research in Urban Sustainability. The Sikand family established the endowment as a tribute to former Cal State L.A. Civil Engineering Professor Gunjit Sikand, who passed away last spring after a long and distinguished career as an educator, business owner and philanthropist.

ACI publishes Legal Issues in Concrete Construction, Second Edition

Farmington Hills, Mich. — The American Concrete Institute announced the availability of a new publication for concrete industry designers, suppliers, and contractors — Legal Issues in Concrete Construction, Second Edition, authored by Jeffrey W. Coleman, P.E., FACI, Attorney at Law. A licensed structural engineer with more than 30 years of experience as a practicing attorney, Coleman has collected legal cases specific to concrete construction and presents them in a useable format for contractors and design professionals.

U.S. DOT awards $26.6 million for Jacksonville BRT

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) awarded approximately $26.6 million in federal grant funds for the Jacksonville Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) North Corridor Project. The 9.4-mile North Corridor line is the second segment of a five-phased First Coast Flyer BRT system planned for the Jacksonville area.

Cooper Zietz Engineers and Cascade Design Professionals merge

Portland, Ore. — Akana is the outcome of a merger between two professional services firms –Cooper Zietz Engineers and Cascade Design Professionals – both Native American owned, both leaders in their fields. The merger cemented a long-term business relationship, expanded the range of the firms’ individual service capabilities, and created opportunities to enter new markets.

CH2M HILL partners with Parsons on Mexico City’s new airport

Denver — With Parsons as prime consultant, CH2M HILL was selected by the Government of Mexico as a major member of the Program Management team (Parsons, CH2M HILL and the local firm of FOA Consultores) to complete Mexico City’s new airport at a greenfield site in Texcoco, Mexico.

Michael Baker International partners with AASHTO for TRAC & Rides Program

Pittsburgh — Michael Baker International announced its partnership with the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) to adopt the states of Pennsylvania and Wisconsin for the TRAC & Rides program. The program is an educational outreach designed for use in K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) classes to inspire youth to consider careers in transportation and civil engineering.

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