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ODOT selects Woolpert for complex culvert projects

Dayton, Ohio — Woolpert was awarded a contract with the Ohio Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) District 6 to replace culverts on two major highways, including one of the most heavily traveled roadways in the Columbus area. Woolpert will provide culvert and retaining wall design, hydraulic engineering, roadway tie-ins and safety upgrades for U.S. Route 23, between Lewis Center and the city of Delaware in Delaware County, and Ohio Route 423 in southern Marion County.

2015 APWA Jennings Randolph International Fellows announced

Kansas City, Mo. — The American Public Works Association (APWA) in association with the Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College (EI), recently named two 2015 Jennings Randolph International Fellows. The APWA Jennings Randolph Fellows are a distinguished group of accomplished public works professionals who have studied public works topics and projects internationally in association with APWA’s international partner organizations.

Construction employment at highest level since 2009

Washington, D.C. — Construction employers added 39,000 jobs in January and 308,000 over the past year, reaching the highest employment total since February 2009, as the sector's unemployment rate fell to 9.8 percent, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the job gains come as most construction firms report plans to expand headcount this year, but worry about growing shortages of qualified workers.

MBMA 2014 Annual Report available

Cleveland — The Metal Building Manufacturers Association (MBMA) released its 2014 Annual Report, which highlights the technical research, sustainability innovations, industry advocacy, safety preparation and educational programs the association has undertaken over the past year. The report, titled First Choice, is a valuable resource for anyone involved in the low-rise commercial building market or who works with metal building systems.

SBA approves Harris Environmental Group and SCS Engineers MPA

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently approved a Mentor-Protégé Agreement (MPA) between the Harris Environmental Group and SCS Engineers. The SBA Business Development Mentor-Protégé Program (8(a) SDB) is designed to enable larger firms to provide business development assistance to 8(a) SDB Program participants.

U.S. DOT announces $120 million loan for improvements to Chicago Blue Line

Washington, D.C. — U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the closing of a $120 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) for major improvements to the Blue Line of CTA’s “L” rail service, which will upgrade tracks and stations between the downtown Loop and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

Woolpert wins NC ACEC design award for veterans’ memorial

Kernersville, N.C. — Woolpert’s design of the Carolina Field of Honor, a veterans’ memorial dedicated on Memorial Day 2014, earned a Special Projects (Recreational Facilities) Engineering Excellence Award from the North Carolina chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC).

G2 Crowd publishes Winter 2015 rankings of seven BIM platforms

Chicago — The first Grid report for building design and building information modeling (BIM) platforms, published by business software review site G2 Crowd, ranks seven products to help purchasers in their selections. The Winter 2015 report is based on more than 180 reviews written by business and engineering professionals.

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