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AECOM joint venture awarded $600 million FEMA contract

LOS ANGELES — AECOM Technology Corporation announced that a joint venture it leads has been awarded a contract with a ceiling of $600 million from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract is expected to yield between $100 and $300 million over the life of the contract.

Hill International named project manager for East Link Light Rail Extension Project near Seattle

MARLTON, N.J. and SEATTLE — Hill International received a contract from the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) to provide design-build project management services in connection with the E360 Segment of the East Link Light Rail project. Phase I of the contract for pre-construction phase services is for approximately $1.0 million over a one-year period. Phase II of the contract for construction phase services, if exercised by Sound Transit, is anticipated to have an estimated value to Hill of approximately $21.0 million over a subsequent four-year period, for a total contract value of approximately $22.0 million.

Nonresidential construction spending dips in November

Washington, D.C. — Nonresidential construction spending fell 1 percent on a monthly basis in November 2014, but has still managed to expand 4 percent on a year-over-year basis according to the Jan. 2, 2015, release from the U.S. Census Bureau. Spending for the month totaled $617 billion on a seasonally adjusted, annualized basis. Moreover, the government revised the October spending figure up from $611.8 billion to $622.9 billion.

Stanley Consultants awarded statewide contract from Arizona Department of Transportation

PHOENIX — Stanley Consultants, a global consulting engineering firm with a local office in Phoenix, was awarded an on-call contract from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). Under the contract, work may be awarded to Stanley Consultants through task orders for a period of up to five years. The task orders will cover both state and local public agency development projects located throughout Arizona.

2014 construction put in place expected to end strong

RALEIGH, N.C. — Total construction put in place for 2014 will be $62 billion greater than last year — a 7 percent increase, according to the latest report from FMI. CPIP should finish the year around $972 billion and is expected to top $1.04 trillion in 2015.

FEMP offers updated training on guiding principles for high-performance and sustainable buildings

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on the Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High-Performance and Sustainable Buildings. Since 2006, federal agencies have worked to implement the five guiding principles and meet key compliance deadlines for December 15, 2015. This five-course online training provides a comprehensive overview of the individual guiding principles and offers up-to-date best practices for measuring and reporting onsite-level progress.

Hexagon features Geosystems Track at annual conference

Norcross, Ga. — HxGN LIVE, Hexagon’s annual international conference and exhibition, goes global in 2015 with two locations — June 1-4 in Las Vegas and Nov. 18-20 in Hong Kong — featuring the Hexagon Geosystems Track. This conference highlights the latest trends in information, measurement, and visualization technologies.

LCRA Lane City Reservoir Project breaks ground

DENVER — The Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) broke ground on a new water supply reservoir near Lane City, Texas, on December 10. When completed in 2017, the about 40,000 acre-foot (13 billion-gallon) reservoir being constructed off the main channel of the Colorado River will help secure water sources for the drought-prone Texas region.

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