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Coastal Construction and Togal.AI Win AGC National Innovation Award

MIAMI, FL – Coastal Construction, one of the largest general contractors in Florida and the Southeast, is winning national recognition for using artificial intelligence to accelerate the estimating of some of the most eye-catching and luxurious real estate in America.

The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) has named …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

WILMINGTON, DE — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announces the winners of the 2023 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 25 winners and eight honorable mentions for the specials, buildings, and transportation categories.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the PCI Design Awards program, which recognizes creative and …

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Expanding and Reinvigorating America’s Busiest Transit Hub: Moynihan Train Hall Project Wins OCEA Silver Award

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the upgrade and redesign of Moynihan Train Hall in New York City as the Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Silver Award Winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable …

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Pennsylvania and Delaware

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 1,000 transportation projects in Pennsylvania and Delaware have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key takeaway from the …

Pennsylvania Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C- Grade

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Council of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently released the 2022 Report Card for Pennsylvania's Infrastructure at three congruent news conferences across the state, including Harrisburg, Lehigh Valley, and Pittsburgh, with 15 categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a C-. This …

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I-579 Urban Open Space Cap Project Wins Grand Prize in America’s Transportation Awards Competition

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation’s (PennDOT) I-579 Urban Open Space Cap Project, which reconnected a community of color in downtown Pittsburg, has earned the national Grand Prize in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The competition was sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), …

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Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey's Hennebery Receives the First Mike Corbett Memorial Safety Award

EDISON, NJ — In June, the sudden passing of OSHA Compliance Assistance Specialist Mike Corbett left the New Jersey Safety Community mourning an industry icon. While his family, friends, and coworkers continue to heal, the Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) chose to rename the Safety Recognition Program in …

Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey Safety Awards Given to 38 Companies

EDISON, NJ — At a recent Safety Council Meeting, Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) presented awards to 41 members for exemplary safety records during 2021 that resulted in Zero Lost Work Days and Lost Workday Incidence Rates Below the National Average.

Recognized for Zero Lost Work Days: J. …

Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects As Most Contractors Struggle To Fill Open Positions

Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on time and on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and …

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LaGuardia Terminal B Redevelopment Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

With recent market analysis showing that the design-build project delivery method will account for as much as 47 percent of construction spending by 2025, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeing significant growth and success in design-build projects across the country. One such design-build project, the LaGuardia Terminal B …

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New York Civil Engineers Give the State's Infrastructure a 'C' Grade

ALBANY, NY — The New York Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the 2022 Report Card for New York's Infrastructure, with 11 categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a ‘C’, meaning New York’s infrastructure is in mediocre condition. New York has taken recent steps …

New York Chapters of the AIA, ASLA, and ULI Honor LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

NEW YORK, NY — LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B continues to receive recognition for its transformational design. The New York Chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) presented the HOK-designed project with a Merit Award in the Structures category at the …

Three Projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation projects in Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a …

ASCE Metropolitan Student Symposium Draws Students from Eight Universities Across New York and New Jersey

GLASSBORO, NJ — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Metropolitan Student Symposium recently took place at Rowan and Rutgers Universities. At the event, approximately 150 civil engineering students from eight universities in New York and New Jersey put their academic and project management knowledge to the test participating …

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Dewberry Receives Two ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

HILLSBOROUGH, NJ — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that its Route 206 Bypass Contract B project in Hillsborough, New Jersey, has earned the Honor Award for the large project category from the American Council of Engineering Companies’ New Jersey (ACEC NJ) chapter, and the ACEC National …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP's 50 Years of Serving the Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating news and social media coverage of …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Pennsylvania and New York

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Several HDR projects in Pennsylvania and New York received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards …

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Western Specialty Contractors' Robertson Named 2022 Metro New York ICRI Chapter President

NEW YORK, NY — Western Specialty Contractors congratulates New York Metro Branch Sales/Project Manager Derek Robertson on being named 2022 President of the Metro New York Chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI).

Located in one of the largest cities in the world, the ICRI Metro New York chapter …

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Opportunity for Change

During the week of March 6-12, 2022, the industry recognizes and celebrates Women in Construction Week (WIC Week). The first WIC Week was proclaimed in honor of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) in September 1960 by Amarillo, Texas, Mayor A.F. Madison. As an international association, NAWIC leadership …

ABC Announces Schmidt as 2022 National Chair

STATE COLLEGE, PA — Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors has elected Stephanie Schmidt, President of Poole Anderson Construction, State College, Pennsylvania, as the 2022 ABC National Chair of the board of directors during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Aventura, Florida.

“As …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

Modjeski and Masters Delaware Valley Regional Director Named ASCE-Philadelphia Structural Engineer of the Year

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Modjeski and Masters (M&M) announces that Rick Martino, PE, of M&M’s Philadelphia office has received the 2021 Structural Engineer of the Year Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers-Philadelphia section.

“I’m truly humbled by an award like this, as I know that many of my …

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SEAA Names Gum New Executive Director

PITTSBURGH, PA — SEAA has completed its nationwide search for a new Executive Director, and welcomes Pete Gum to the position. Gum has 29 years of experience as the CEO of not-for-profit construction trade associations.

“We received applications from dozens of qualified candidates across the country. The Board of Directors …

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USGBC Honors Projects in New York and New Jersey with 2021 Leadership Awards

NEW YORK, NY — During the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) Live virtual conference, USGBC Leadership Awards were given to leaders around the world who are creating the next generation of sustainable, healthy, equitable, and resilient buildings, cities, and communities. The following are recipients in the Constructioneer area:

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

Pennsylvania DOT Innovations Challenge Winners Announced

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announces that a team of students from Lower Moreland High School, Montgomery County are the winners of the fourth annual PennDOT Innovations Challenge.

Since last fall, the students have been working to solve this year's challenge, which asked students to develop …

ASCE’s Architectural Engineering Institute Announces Winners of 2021 International Student Design Competition

LINCOLN, NE — The Pennsylvania State University earned first place honors at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI) International Student Design Competition (ISDC), winning in the construction, electrical systems, and structural systems categories. University of Nebraska-Lincoln won in the building integration systems and mechanical systems …

A Snapshot of the Demolition Industry and Trends for 2021

The demolition process involves an unimaginable breadth of products and services to meet the needs of clients and communities. From structural demolition and dismantlement to industrial recovery and C&D recycling, from specialized rigging and landfilling to insurance services and equipment manufacturing, from general contracting and architectural salvage to facilities decontamination, …

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Zugibe Named CEO of Holt Construction Corp.

PEARL RIVER, NY — Patricia Zugibe was named CEO of Holt Construction Corp., a full-service construction management and general contracting firm headquartered in Pearl River, New York. Zugibe joins Jack Holt, Chairman, and Christopher Asaro, President, in leading the executive management team into the next generation of …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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ABC 2020 Review and 2021 Construction Economic Forecast

Despite chronic difficulties sustained by contractors and others with securing human capital in January 2020, the nation added 214,000 net new jobs. It followed that up with an even more blistering 251,000 jobs in February.

For 113 consecutive months, the nation had added jobs – an unprecedented winning streak in …

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Steve Klessig, Keller Inc., to serve as the 2021 ABC National Chair during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stephanie Schmidt, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected Chair-Elect, and Milton …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

CII, CURT, and ECC Explore Formation of Official Alliance to Streamline Service and Support for the Capital Projects Industry

AUSTIN, TX — Leaders from the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) are exploring the establishment of a unified, industry alliance to capture benefits of increased content collaboration, better sharing of research, and benchmarking learnings to improve application, diversifying …

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ABC-NJ Adds DeAlmeida as Second Vice President & Governmental Affairs Liaison

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Associated Builders and Contractors, New Jersey Chapter (ABC-NJ) announces the addition of Samantha DeAlmeida to the team. DeAlmeida will serve as the group’s Second Vice President & Governmental Affairs Liaison.

DeAlmeida is a public affairs professional with more than 10 years of experience in issues advocacy, …

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Three Dewberry Projects Receive 2020 ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Awards

ALBANY, NY — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, received three awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY).

The Engineering Excellence Award winners are selected among submissions from more than 60 member firms that are judged on a variety of criteria, including …

CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

When Robert “Bob” Lanham, Jr., P.E., started his tenure as 2020 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he set three main goals: expand member engagement, increase federal investment in construction, and reduce and reform federal regulations on construction and development.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

ORANGE PARK, FL — Twelve departments of transportation (DOTs) were named winners of the 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award (PPA) by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). This is a record number of PPAs awarded in a single year since the awards were first presented in 2001. The award celebrates long-life asphalt …

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Delaware’s SR 141/I-95 Interchange Expands Capacity and Increases Safety While Minimizing Wetlands Impact

When the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) undertook improvements at the State Road 141 and Interstate 95 interchange outside Wilmington, Delaware, even though the work only covered a few miles, they divided the project into two sections with seven phases and used extensive Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) techniques.

“This is …

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BL Companies' President & CEO Receives Champions of Change Award

AMHERST, MA — Carolyn Stanworth, President and CEO of BL Companies was presented the Champions of Change Award at the Annual Construction Institute Women Who Build Summit. Stanworth was honored in recognition of her continued support, contributions, encouragement, and mentorship of women in the construction industry.

As a leader …

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Stantec’s Design for Albany Skyway Project Receives 2020 ACEC New York Diamond Award

ALBANY, NY — Global design firm Stantec has received a Diamond Award in the American Council of Engineering Companies New York (ACEC New York) 2020 Engineering Excellence Awards for work on the Albany Skyway, an infrastructure renewal project poised to be the first elevated park in the Capital Region of …

Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey CEO Appointed to New Jersey Infrastructure Bank

EDISON, NJ — The Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) CEO Jack Kocsis, Jr. has been appointed by Senate President Steve Sweeney to the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank Board of Directors. His appointment takes effect immediately.

“I am very pleased to serve on the New Jersey Infrastructure Bank board,” …

Cardone Named to ASHE New York Metro Board of Directors

NEW YORK, NY — Rhonda Cardone, an Associate in Dewberry’s New York City office, has been named to the American Society of Highway Engineers New York Metro (ASHE-NY) chapter’s board of directors.

As Director of Programs, Cardone will focus on programming and procure speakers for the monthly ASHE-NY …

CTBUH Announces Award of Excellence Winners for Annual Awards Program

CHICAGO, IL — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the Award of Excellence Winners for the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program. The winning projects represent the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world.

Winners were selected across a …

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McLaren Engineering Group Earns ULI Excellence Award for Work on Newark’s Capital Improvement Project

NEWARK, NJ — McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service firm, has been named an Urban Land Institute (ULI) Northern New Jersey (NNJ) Excellence Award winner as part of the project team that expanded Newark, New Jersey’s Capital Improvement Program. McLaren provided the Newark Downtown District (NDD), a privately funded nonprofit …

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Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2 percent year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.1 percent for the month and are …

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Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

ARLINGTON, VA — Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the …

Five Dewberry Projects Recognized with ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Awards

NEW YORK, NY — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, took home five awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC NY) during the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards gala. Dewberry projects were awarded diamond, platinum, gold and silver awards.

Diamond Award – Development and …

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IEDA Announces Launch of Revamped Website, Hosted by Sandhills Global

VICTOR, NY — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) is a self-regulating organization dedicated to advancing the goals of independent used equipment dealers and related businesses worldwide. The IEDA's website is a vital part of its mission to help equipment dealers build more profitable relationships, and to provide its members …

Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award Winners

ORANGE PARK, FL — Six departments of transportation were named as winners of 2018 Perpetual Pavement Awards by the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA). The award celebrates long-life asphalt pavements that reflect the characteristics of a Perpetual Pavement design.
The award is presented to state transportation departments and local agency road …

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HNTB Celebrates Projects Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations, coast to coast, that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement and are delivering mobility benefits that strengthen …

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

LONG BEACH, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance.
The National Safety …

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

LEWIS CENTER, OH — The American Concrete Pumping Association (ACPA) recently announced the election of its new executive board at the ACPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation in Las Vegas. Elected to serve a one-year term, the newly elected Executive Board includes:

Executive Board
President: Gary Brown - R.L. McCoy, …