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WASD selects LAN as program manager for comprehensive water infrastructure assessment and replacement program

Miami — The Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) system selected engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as program management consultant for its comprehensive water infrastructure and assessment program. LAN, along with sub-consultants CDM Smith and Milian Swain and Associates, will devise and establish a comprehensive program to evaluate and rehabilitate Miami-Dade County’s water transmission and distribution mains.

U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition opens for entries

Washington, D.C. — The Softwood Lumber Board (SLB) and the Binational Softwood Lumber Council (BSLC) congratulated the U.S. Department of Agriculture on the formal launch of the U.S. Tall Wood Building Prize Competition. The Competition invites U.S. developers, institutions, organizations and design teams willing to undertake an alternative solution approach to designing and building taller wood structures to submit entries for a prize of $2 million.

Six bridge/transportation projects honored with Awards of Excellence

Chicago — Six bridge/transportation projects were named winners in the 2014 Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) Design Awards competition. Twenty-four awards were presented to projects from throughout North America at the 52nd annual PCI Design Awards, which includes best-in-class awards for both transportation structures and buildings, as well as special awards for industry advancement, sustainable design, and all-precast concrete.

Gannett Fleming completes Denver commuter rail maintenance facility

Harrisburg, Pa. — With 36 miles of new commuter rail lines in the works, Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) FasTracks’ Eagle P3 Project is poised to transform the region’s public transit system. To support this important initiative, Gannett Fleming played a significant role in the completion of a new commuter rail maintenance facility (CRMF).

RIDOT to use rapid bridge replacement for on-ramp

East Providence, R.I. — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is building on its recent successful installation of the Barton Corner Bridge on I-95 in Warwick by replacing a highway on-ramp in East Providence using accelerated techniques. Construction on the Warren Avenue Bridge, which carries Veterans Memorial Parkway to I-195 West, begins on October 17, 2014.

Autodesk Excellence in Infrastructure 2014 Awards announced

San Rafael, Calif. — Autodesk’s Excellence in Infrastructure Competition seeks to highlight extraordinary examples of practical, cost-effective and inspiring solutions that show how the latest in technology can make a profound difference. Sponsored by Autodesk, Inc. and hosted by CGarchitect, an online magazine and end-user community for visualization and design professionals, each Excellence in Infrastructure winner demonstrated an exemplary use of Building Information Modeling (BIM) for civil infrastructure.

ConocoPhillips signs engineering contracts to support North Slope production

Anchorage, Alaska — ConocoPhillips Alaska announced it recently signed engineering contracts with three firms to support its North Slope business. These five-year contracts with URS Corporation, CH2M HILL, and ASRC Energy Services are intended to support engineering and procurement services for dozens of projects at Kuparuk, Alpine and Cook Inlet over the life of the contracts.

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