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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.

EPA awards $2.5 million grant to help restore Louisiana wetlands

Dallas — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $2,502,401 to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority of Louisiana to improve coastal wetlands in Louisiana. The project will create 300 acres of barrier marsh and nourish 130 acres of developing marsh near Bayou Moreau using dredged material from the Gulf of Mexico.

NAPA, FHWA sponsor Asphalt Sustainability Conference

Lanham, Md. — Sustainability, the consideration of environmental, social, and economic impacts, is an increasing priority for road owners and agencies, and the asphalt industry is responding by adopting green construction practices. The Asphalt Sustainability Conference, Nov. 4–5 in New Orleans, will focus on current and forthcoming sustainability initiatives within the asphalt pavement industry.

CFSEI webinar to review brace design provisions and torsion considerations

Washington, D.C. —The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar on “Back to Basics: A Review of AISI S100, S211 Brace Design Provisions and Torsion Considerations” on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 PDHs.

CH2M HILL announces Charter Membership of Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

Englewood, Colo. — CH2M HILL announced its Charter Membership of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). As part of its ISI membership, the company has also committed to enrolling 100 employees in the ISI Envision Sustainability Professionals (ENV SPs) credentialing program. When credentialed, these employees will be able to document and rate sustainability aspects of infrastructure projects in collaboration with ISI’s Envision infrastructure rating system.

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