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Arup celebrates grand opening of JetBlue’s Terminal 5 Expansion at JFK

New York — Arup, a multidisciplinary engineering and consulting firm, announced the opening of the JetBlue Terminal 5 International Arrivals Hall Expansion at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport. A ribbon-cutting celebration was held on Nov. 6 with members of the design and construction team, including JetBlue, Arup, design-architect Gensler, Turner Construction Company, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).

U.S. DOT celebrates groundbreaking of first BRT system in Jacksonville

Jacksonville, Fla. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx participated in a groundbreaking for a new bus rapid transit (BRT) system that will improve transit options in the greater Jacksonville area and offer faster, more convenient access to downtown. The First Coast Flyer BRT Downtown Project, nearly six miles long with 12 stations, is the initial segment of a five-phased BRT system planned for the Jacksonville region.

Rhode Island waterfront to become more resilient to severe weather

Tampa — The Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (IBHS), in conjunction with the Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC), the University of Rhode Island’s (URI) Coastal Resources Center (CRC) and other stakeholders, is developing and implementing a program to make the Rhode Island waterfront – both commercial and residential buildings – more resilient to coastal storms and flooding.

ACI to host formwork Twitter chat

Farmington Hills, Mich. — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) will host a Twitter Chat to answer users’ questions about formwork issues including selecting, designing, and specifying formwork systems for concrete structures, the new Formwork for Concrete Manual, and two other ACI Committee Documents on Formwork, ACI 347.3R-13 “Guide to Formed Concrete Surfaces,” and ACI 347R-14 “Guide to Formwork for Concrete.”

CFSEI to host webinar on new design guide

Washington, D.C. — The Cold-Formed Steel Engineers Institute (CFSEI) will host a webinar to introduce participants to D112-13, AISI’s “Brick Veneer Cold-Formed Steel Framing Design Guide,” on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at 3:00 p.m. EST. The new publication updates CF03-1, “Steel Stud Brick Veneer Design Guide,” which was published in 2003. The webinar is designed for architects, engineers, building officials and contractors. Participants are eligible for 1.5 continuing education units.

ConocoPhillips contracts CH2M HILL to conduct water treatment study

Denver — ConocoPhillips (COP), in collaboration with industry Partners under the Petroleum Environment Research Forum (PERF), formulated a study out of its Water Centre in Doha, to identify and explore the application of new and more sustainable, cost-efficient water treatment technologies used in the production of oil and gas. CH2M HILL is leading The Cost-Effective Reverse Osmosis Concentrate Treatment and Brine Management Study.

Gannett Fleming to assist with $3 billion ocean outfall program in South Florida

Miami — Gannett Fleming, as part of the CH2M Hill team, was selected by the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department (WASD) to assist with implementation of its $3.3 billion Ocean Outfall Legislation Program. The program was created in response to a state law that requires all wastewater utilities in southeast Florida to cease using ocean outfalls to discharge effluent and reuse 60 percent of their treated wastewater by year 2025.

HNTB Corporation looks to its next 100 years in Kansas City

Kansas City, Mo. — “For more than a century now, HNTB Corporation has helped create infrastructure that best meets the unique needs of our clients and the communities where we live and work,” said Tom O’Grady, P.E., HNTB Central Division president. “Nowhere is that commitment stronger than right here in Kansas City, where the firm was founded in 1914.”

Golder plans global changes to strengthen firm

Golder Associates Corporation has undertaken a global evaluation of its business and is taking a series of actions to create a stronger organization. When this program is fully implemented Golder will have reduced its work force by 500 people or 6 percent globally, including the right sizing of corporate services to match the smaller organization.

CH2M HILL exploring strategic alternatives for portion of oil, gas and chemicals business

Denver — CH2M HILL announced that it intends to explore strategic alternatives for the portion of its oil, gas and chemicals business that is located in and serves the Alaska and Sakhalin Island, Russia markets. With about 2,400 employees, this CH2M HILL business unit provides integrated oilfield support services, including oilfield operations and maintenance services, construction and other related services.

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