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CH2M HILL named route developer for Crossrail 2

London — CH2M HILL was named as one of the four major consulting groups that will be helping to develop the detailed plans for Crossrail 2, the proposed major new rail line which would deliver much needed extra transport capacity in the capital.

Engineers look into wastewater pollution issues to modernize Caribbean communities

Blacksburg, Va. — For the past three years, Virginia Tech civil and environmental engineering students and faculty advisers Mark Widdowson and John Novak, have spent considerable time in the Caribbean but the journeys were not of the recreational variety. They have been measuring the significant pollution of the well water in Veron, a rapidly-urbanizing community with considerable health issues related to sewage-contaminated groundwater.

Unlocking building performance and the future of sustainable buildings

Northbrook, Ill. — UL, a global safety science leader, recently conducted a study to learn where value and return on investment lie in the area of sustainable buildings. The study and its result is available in a free white paper titled “The Dawn of the Building Performance Era,” written by UL Chief Economist Erin Grossi.

FDOT selects HNTB for automated vehicle support

Tallahassee, Fla. — The Central Office of the Florida Department of Transportation has selected HNTB Corporation for a three-year automated vehicle support contract. HNTB will support FDOT by working directly with auto manufacturers, related original equipment manufacturers and suppliers on pilot projects, working with universities on automated vehicle research projects, and developing policy to move forward with application testing.

Kleinfelder president and CEO to chair the Design Professionals Coalition

San Diego — Kleinfelder’s President and CEO William C. (Bill) Siegel has been elected Chairman of the Design Professionals Coalition (DPC), effective January 1, 2015. The DPC, a coalition of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), was established in 1983 to develop and advocate for policies related to the business interests of large architecture and engineering firms and the public good.

AISI joins Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium

Washington, D.C. — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) joined the Cold-Formed Steel Research Consortium (CFSRC) as a founding member. The CFSRC is a group of principal investigators from several universities who are sharing their experimental and computational facilities to undertake specific projects that span all aspects of cold-formed steel structural research. AISI joins Geometrica in its founding member capacity.

MDOT selects G2 Consulting Group for ‘as-needed' contract

Troy, Mich. — Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) named G2 Consulting Group, a Troy-based geotechnical, environmental and construction services firm, as one of its pre-approved engineering teams through an "as-needed" indefinite service contract.

AECOM recognized for management of LACCD bond program

Los Angeles — The Construction Management Association of America (CMAA) Southern California Chapter named AECOM, the program manager for the Los Angeles Community College District’s (LACCD’s) bond construction program, the recipient of the 2015 Program Management Merit Award.

Bentley acquires C3global

Exton, Pa. — Bentley Systems, Incorporated acquired U.K.-based C3global, provider of web-based Amulet software for operational analytics. Bentley’s AssetWise platform, which serves configuration management, asset health monitoring, inspection, maintenance, and compliance for infrastructure assets, can now deliver additional actionable insights as asset performance management is extended, through AssetWise Amulet, for asset performance modeling.

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