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Tipping Mar grows into Tipping Structural Engineers

Berkeley, Calif. — Tipping Mar, a Berkeley, Calif., structural engineering firm, announced an expanded leadership and a new name, Tipping Structural Engineers. Current principals Steven B. Tipping, S.E., who founded Steve Tipping and Associates in 1983, and Leo Panian, S.E., have been joined by newly appointed principals Mike Korolyk, S.E., and Marc Steyer, S.E. Principal David Mar has left the firm to pursue other opportunities.

FMI predicts 2015 U.S. construction put in place will reach $1.04 trillion

Raleigh, N.C. — FMI, a provider of management consulting, investment banking, and people development services to the engineering and construction industry, released its 2015 U.S. Markets Construction Overview. FMI researchers predict 2014 will end with approximately 7 percent growth in construction put in place. This rate of growth is expected to continue with a total CPIP of $1.04 trillion in 2015.

HMM wins Awards of Excellence for Niagara Tunnel and Port Mann/Highway 1

Iselin, N.J. — Hatch Mott MacDonald was honored with two Awards of Excellence at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards Gala, held October 23 in Ottawa. HMM received one CCE Award of Excellence in association with its parent company Hatch Ltd., in the category of Natural Resources, Mining, Industry & Energy. The award was given for work on the Niagara Tunnel Project in Niagara Falls, Ontario. HMM received the second award with the MMM Group as part of the H5M joint venture, in the category of Transportation. This award was for onshore works designed as part of the Port Mann/Highway 1 Improvement Project in Vancouver.

American Tobacco Trail Bridge receives ACEC Award

Durham, N.C. — The new American Tobacco Trail Pedestrian Bridge in Durham, N.C., received a Grand Award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/NC) as part of the organization’s 2015 Engineering Excellence Awards program.

ISI and Skanska announce new U.S. partnership

Washington, D.C. — The Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization that launched the Envision sustainable infrastructure rating system for public and private owners, and Skanska, one of the largest construction and development companies in the country, announced a new U.S. partnership. With the partnership, Skanska has committed to aligning the delivery of heavy infrastructure civil projects with efforts to ensure the social, economic and environmental sustainability of the communities where they are built.

AISI publishes design guide for new standard on profiled steel diaphragm panels

Washington, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) published AISI D310-14, “Design Examples for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels Based on AISI S310-13.” The design guide is the supporting document for AISI S310, North American Standard for the Design of Profiled Steel Diaphragm Panels (which was published in September 2014).

Langan adds new efficiency to transportation surveying and asset collection

Norcross, Ga. — Langan Engineering & Environmental Services, based in Elmwood Park, N.J., expanded its surveying and mapping capabilities by purchasing the Leica Pegasus mobile mapping solution. The multidisciplinary firm is already providing mobile mapping services on several major transportation projects and has had inquiries from other agencies, organizations and existing clients that are interested in exploring the benefits of the Leica Pegasus solution.

Ryan McLean to become new CEO of Psomas

Los Angeles — At the beginning of 2015, Ryan McLean is set to become the new CEO of Psomas, one of the top-ranked engineering firms in the nation. Previously, McLean was the firm’s Chief Development Officer. Prior to that, as Corporate Director of Survey and Mapping, he built the firm’s Survey Group into the largest survey operation in the Western U.S.

MICRODESK reveals top trends for 2015 that will shape the AEC industry

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Microdesk, a provider of business and technology consulting services for the design and construction industry, shared its predictions for the top trends that will shape the architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry in 2015. Microdesk surveyed its executive management team, customers, and technology partners to gain their insights and perspectives on the coming year. As a result, they have identified the following major trends as those that will directly impact the AEC industry in the coming year and beyond.

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