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Mayor launches L.A.’s first-ever Sustainable City Plan

Los Angeles — Mayor Eric Garcetti released L.A.'s first-ever Sustainable City Plan, a comprehensive and actionable policy roadmap to prepare Los Angeles for an environmentally healthy, economically prosperous, equitable future in the context of an expected population growth of 500,000 people over the next 20 years.

Milwaukee Bucks unveil downtown master development plan

Milwaukee — The Milwaukee Bucks and their design team released the first images and details of their vision for the development of a new multi-purpose arena and sports and entertainment district to revitalize downtown Milwaukee. The images depict early conceptual drawings of a new multi-purpose venue and entertainment district that anchor an ambitious new development vision activated by sports, entertainment, residential and office uses.

USDA invests in critical dam rehabilitation and assessment projects in 23 states

Washington, D.C. — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $73 million is to be invested this year to rehabilitate and assess dams across the nation to ensure this critical infrastructure is protecting Americans from harm, securing public health and expanding water supplies in drought affected areas. About 150 projects and assessments in 23 states will be funded.

PennDOT accepting unsolicited P3 proposals until April 30

Harrisburg, Pa. — The PennDOT Office of Public-Private Partnerships (P3) is accepting unsolicited proposals for transportation projects from the private sector through April 30. The submission period applies to PennDOT-owned projects and infrastructure. During this period, the private sector can submit proposals offering innovative ways to deliver transportation projects across a variety of modes including roads, bridges, rail, aviation and ports. Proposals can also include more efficient models to manage existing transportation-related services and programs.

2015 U.S. Water Prize winners to be honored

Washington, D.C. — On April 13, 2015 at the National Geographic Society Headquarters in Washington D.C., some 300 water leaders from across the nation will honor the 2015 U.S. Water Prize winners: the City of San Diego Public Utilities Department, California; Electric Power Research Institute, Palo Alto, Calif.; and The Coca-Cola Company, Atlanta. The keynote address will be by the Honorable Kathryn D. Sullivan, Ph.D., Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and NOAA Administrator.

MWH Global engineers featured in ‘Panama Canal Supersized’ TV special

Broomfield, Colo. — The $5.5 billion expansion project of the Panama Canal is revealed for the first time in “Panama Canal Supersized,” a one-hour special airing on History’s “Modern Marvels” at 9 pm ET/PT Saturday evening, April 11, 2015. Radiant Features filmmakers Dylan Robertson and Bill Ferehawk seamlessly integrate time lapse, drone and regular photography with full immersive sound in a fast-paced, one-hour narrative.

New Florida building codes take effect June 30

Tallahassee, Fla. — The International Code Council and the Florida Building Commission, housed within the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) announced significant changes to the Florida Building Codes that will result in safer, sustainable buildings and homes. The updated Florida State Building Codes are mandatory for all new construction or rehabilitation projects with a permit application date of June 30, 2015 or later.

Hill International receives $50 million CM/build contract from the CUNY

Marlton, N.J. and New York — Hill International received a contract from the City University Construction Fund (CUCF) on behalf of the City University of New York (CUNY) to provide on-call construction management/build services in connection with various university construction projects. The three-year contract has an estimated value to Hill of $50.0 million, which includes approximately $10.0 million of management services which will be provided by Hill and approximately $40.0 million of construction services which will be provided by subcontractors.

EMCOR subsidiary building Florida pump station

Norwalk, Conn. — EMCOR Group, Inc. subsidiary Harry Pepper & Associates was awarded a contract by the South Florida Water Management District to construct a pump station for its Reservoir and Storm Water Treatment Area Project in Martin County, Florida.

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