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R.A. Smith National expands development services; adds new office

Brookfield, Wis. — R.A. Smith National, a multidisciplined civil engineering and surveying firm, expanded its nationwide development services as part of the company’s plans for strategic growth. R.A. Smith National’s development services include pre-development consulting, entitlement services and national program management. Development services are offered to clients nationwide with a focus on national retail, health care and residential.

Gannett Fleming earns Platinum Award from ACEC New York

Woodbury, N.Y. — The Grass Island Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) pump system improvements project in Greenwich, Conn., has been honored with a Platinum Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of New York 2014 Engineering Excellence Awards program. It competed in the waste and stormwater category.

CH2M HILL’s Tran named 2014 Living Water Award Grand Prize recipient

Denver — Duyen Tran likes to say she was green before green was cool. Sustainability has played a significant role throughout her 28-year career — 25 of them with CH2M HILL — in the water and wastewater industry. The National Association of Water Companies honored her commitment to the profession by naming Tran its 2014 Living Water Award Grand Prize recipient.

Kansas City, Mo., Service Center building receives DBIA award

South Haven, Minn. — Legacy Building Solutions, a designer, manufacturer and installer of tension fabric buildings – in collaboration with the Midwest office of general contracting firm McTech – received a Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) Project/Team Award for the new South Satellite Service Center building in Kansas City, Mo.

PENETRON and W.R. Grace launch North American partnership

E. Setauket, N.Y. – PENETRON and W.R Grace announced this week the launch of a strategic partnership to market, sell, and distribute PENETRON crystalline ready-mix concrete solutions to the construction industry in North America. This new partnership expands the distribution of PENETRON products and fills a key product category for Grace.

Green light given for ‘super sewer’ to clean up London’s river

London — The government has given the go-ahead to start building London’s ‘super sewer’, which will tackle the sewage pollution in to the tidal River Thames. The 25-km tunnel will run underground from Acton storm tanks in West London, and travel roughly the line underneath the river to Abbey Mills Pumping Station in East London, where it will connect to the Lee Tunnel.

PennDOT unveils innovation mapping tool

Harrisburg, Pa. — PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch unveiled a new website that illustrates innovations that have been deployed on roads and bridges throughout the state. The State Transportation Innovation Council (STIC) Web Viewer is an online tool for users to locate transportation innovations such as pavement techniques that are environmentally friendly and improve safety, and accelerated bridge construction that saves time and money being implemented in Pennsylvania.

ICA-led consortium signs public-private partnership agreement for the Monterrey VI Aqueduct

Mexico City, Mexico — Empresas ICA, S.A.B. de C.V., the largest infrastructure and construction company in Mexico, announced that a consortium led by its subsidiary Controladora de Operaciones de Infraestructura, S.A. de C.V. (CONOISA) signed one of the first contracts under the new Public Private Partnership law in Mexico with Servicios de Agua y Drenaje de Monterrey, the water and sanitation services company of the State of Nuevo Leon.

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