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2015 ISA WWAC Symposium issues Call for Abstracts

Research Triangle Park, N.C. — The Program Committee of the 2015 ISA Water/Wastewater and Automatic Controls (WWAC) Symposium has issued a Call for Papers, inviting authors, innovators, thought leaders and other professionals in the water and wastewater industry to submit abstracts for presentation consideration at the conference.

IECA revamps educational service: IECA on Location

Denver — The International Erosion Control Association Region One (IECA) announced IECA on Location, a revamped educational service offered to those who desire to have course(s) conducted at their business site. IECA on Location is a customizable educational program created by IECA Faculty and delivered live at the customer’s site.

ACI releases reorganized ACI 318-14

Farmington Hills, Mich. — The American Concrete Institute (ACI) officially released the completely reorganized ACI 318-14: Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete. The 2015 International Building Code will reference 318-14.

SMDI appoints Mark A. Thimons to head Steel Recycling Institute

Washington, D.C. — The Steel Market Development Institute (SMDI), a business unit of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), announces that Mark A. Thimons will succeed Gregory Crawford as Vice President of the Steel Recycling Institute (SRI). Crawford announced his upcoming retirement earlier this year. Thimons joined SMDI in November 2010 as director of construction sustainability and has over 25 years of experience in steel construction products and steel product sustainability.

Louis Berger celebrates opening of newly constructed lanes on New Jersey Turnpike

Morristown, N.J. — The New Jersey Turnpike Authority celebrated the opening of newly constructed lanes on the New Jersey Turnpike between Interchange 6 and 9 with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The $2.3 billion Interchange 6 to 9 Widening Program added three outer lanes in each direction between Interchanges 6 and 8A, and one outer lane in each direction between Interchanges 8A and 9. This program represents the largest widening effort in the 62-year history of the Authority and one of the largest infrastructure projects completed in the Western Hemisphere during the past several years.

Jacobs Associates and McMillen LLC announce intent to merge

San Franciso — San Francisco-based engineering and consulting firm Jacobs Associates and Boise-based engineering and construction firm McMillen LLC announce today that the two firms intend to merge. McMillen Jacobs Associates will have a staff of 380, working out of 19 offices across North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Team selected to replace 558 Pennsylvania bridges

Harrisburg, Pa. — PennDOT Secretary Barry J. Schoch announced that Plenary Walsh Keystone Partners was selected for the department’s Rapid Bridge Replacement Project, a Public-Private Partnership (P3) to replace 558 bridges across the state. The team, which included 11 Pennsylvania-based subcontractors in its proposal, must begin construction in summer 2015 and complete the replacements within 36 months. The commonwealth retains ownership of the bridges, but the team is responsible for maintaining each bridge for 25 years after its replacement.

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