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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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Schofield Joins the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association as Technical Director

RENTON, WA — Kim Schofield, PE, joins the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association (WAPA) as its Technical Director. Schofield brings her wealth of experience and knowledge of pavements to WAPA after 28 years with the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). She will lead the training and education functions and …

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Development of First-of-its-Kind, Innovative Technology Leads to Rainier Square Redevelopment Receiving Top Award from ASCE

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the Rainier Square Redevelopment in Seattle, Washington, as the 2022 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects that exemplify engineering skill and provide considerable contributions to local and regional …

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Hensel Phelps Receives DBIA Award for Sound Transit Operations and Maintenance Facility East

BELLEVUE, WA — With over 20 years of Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) award achievement, design-build projects continue to be an area of expertise for Hensel Phelps. Since their first design-build project delivery in 1977, Hensel Phelps has completed over 400 design-build projects nationwide.

“Today, the design-build project delivery …

New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 2,000 transportation projects in Montana, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key …

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Jim Creek Naval Radio Station Earns Society of American Engineers Silver Award

SEATTLE, WA — POWER Engineers Inc.’s $12.9-million design-build renovation work at the Navy’s historic Jim Creek Naval Radio Station earned the Silver Award for Design Excellence at the Society of American Engineers’ (SAME) Seattle and Tacoma Post’s Annual Projects of Excellence Awards ceremony.

POWER and its prime design-build …

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Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond Wins People’s Choice Award in America’s Transportation Awards Competition

The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) Active Transportation Plan – 2020 and Beyond was voted the People’s Choice Award winner 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 Active …

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Parametrix Employee-Owners Receive APWA Excellence Awards

SEATTLE, WA — The American Public Works Association (APWA) Washington Chapter recently held its annual Night of Excellence award ceremony in Spokane, Washington. Individual awards are given to “long-time service leaders quietly making change in our communities.” Parametrix’s Brenna Harrington, PE and Dan McReynolds, PE, PMP were recognized for …

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 …

Coffman Engineers' Zeigler Receives National ASHRAE Award

ANCHORAGE, AK — Nathan Zeigler, PE, a Senior Project Manager in Coffman’s Anchorage office, was presented the William J. Collins, Jr. Research Promotion (RP) Award at ASHRAE’s 2022 annual conference in Toronto. This award recognizes one chapter RP Chair from 190 chapters worldwide who excels in supporting …

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Five Projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Five state department of transportation projects in Washington, Idaho, and Alaska 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 difference in …

AGC of Washington Education Foundation Awarded for Crafting Approach to Overcoming Construction Labor Shortages

SEATTLE, WA — The AGC of Washington Education Foundation was recently awarded for crafting an approach to overcoming construction labor shortages, called Core Plus Construction (CPC), which introduces students and educators to construction careers. As a result, the foundation was named as the grand prize winner of the AGC Innovation …

ASCE Pacific Northwest Symposium Draws Students from 13 Universities in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and Canada

PORTLAND, OR — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Pacific Northwest Symposium was recently held virtually. The University of British Columbia in Canada virtually hosted events for nearly 200 students including the ASCE Concrete Canoe Competition, the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC)/ASCE Student Bridge Competition, and the …

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Haley & Aldrich Wins State and National ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Work on Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena

SEATTLE, WA — Haley & Aldrich announces that the company has won the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Washington’s Engineering Excellence Platinum Award — the highest state honor — and a national Grand Award for its work on Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. As a result of winning a …

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 Montana and Oregon

GLACIER COUNTY, MT — Several HDR projects in Montana and Oregon 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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King County’s Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations Earn Envision Silver Award

SEATTLE, WA — King County’s Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations and Force Main Upgrade project was recently named an Envision Silver Award winner. The award, presented by the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure, highlights projects that encourage sustainable, equitable, and resilient design, construction, operations, and maintenance processes and practices.

Global …

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Otak Welcomes Cavanaugh as Public Sector Architecture Leader

PORTLAND, OR — Otak announces the appointment of a designer of public and community-focused architecture to the team, Brian Cavanaugh, AIA, NCARB, who is the new Public Sector Architecture Leader.

A Portland native, Cavanaugh earned his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Oregon, where he earned a one-year …

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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. …

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Phillips Receives Stormwater Professional Excellence Award

SEATTLE, WA — The Pacific Northwest Clean Water Association (PNCWA) presented Parametrix’s John Phillips with the Stormwater Professional Excellence Award during the annual conference in Boise, Idaho.x

The award recognizes individuals for outstanding performance, professionalism, and contributions to the stormwater profession. Recipients are recognized for outstanding achievements in stormwater …

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HDR Projects in Washington Receive National Recognition

BELLEVUE, WA — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has recognized 19 HDR projects with national awards. The projects represent a wide range of disciplines and regions across the United States.

Two projects in Washington won National Recognition Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 54th Engineering Excellence Awards Gala …

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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 …

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Oregon DOT Prepares for the Future with Seismic Triage and Resiliency Project

Most infrastructure projects are standard – build a new road or bridge, add lanes to an existing roadway, repair a road or bridge, etc. Such projects are important and can be a boon to an area while allowing traffic to flow smoothly. A project taking place in Oregon – the …

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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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DLR Group Principal Loynd Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

SEATTLE, WA — The American Institute of Architects has elevated DLR Group Principal Erica Loynd to the 2021 College of Fellows. The honor was awarded to 102 members who have made significant contributions to the architecture profession.

“Erica is an exceptional leader at every level of the industry — within …

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HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Washington

BELLEVUE, WA — Several HDR projects received 2021 Engineering Excellence Awards from multiple state chapters of the American Council of Engineering Companies. The state chapters each recognize the winning project teams and clients at local awards ceremonies throughout the fall, winter, and spring.

The state-winning projects advanced to the …

HNTB’s Treyger Recognized as 2021 Engineer of the Year by ACEC Washington

BELLEVUE, WA — HNTB’s Semyon Treyger was honored as 2021 Engineer of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies - Washington at its 54th annual Engineering Excellence Awards.

Treyger, National Practice Consultant - Bridges, HNTB Fellow, and Vice President for HNTB’s Northwest Division, accepted the award virtually …

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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 …

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’ …

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Turnagain Marine Construction Completes Alaskan Cruise Ship Berth in Record Time

Construction of a second cruise ship berth at Icy Strait Point in Hoonah, Alaska, finished seven months early with thorough planning, innovation, and technology – earning Turnagain Marine Construction multiple awards, including the Viewpoint Most Challenging Project Award for 2020.

“The influx of tourism and cruise ships has revitalized the …

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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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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HDR’s Dillon Honored with Kenneth J. Miller Founders’ Award

BELLEVUE, WA — Katie Dillon, Assistant Client Development Leader based in HDR’s Bellevue, Washington, office, has been awarded the Pacific Northwest Section Kenneth J. Miller Founders’ Award.

The Miller Award was established in 2001 by the Board of Directors of Water For People (WFP) to honor outstanding volunteer …

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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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CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members. The election took place via email and mail-in ballots and results were announced at a recent board meeting, which took place through Zoom, as the association’s planned 48th Annual Convention was cancelled due …

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 …

Idaho Transportation Department Wins Two AASHTO President’s Awards

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) won a pair of President’s Awards from the American Association of Transportation and Highway Officials (AASHTO). ITD won in the Environment category for a project on US-12 in north-central Idaho and in the Research category for a project in southwestern Idaho on …

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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 …

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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 …

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Nguyen Honored with Award from American Society of Civil Engineers

BELLEVUE, WA — Don Nguyen, PE, ENV SP, STP2, was recently honored as one of the top young engineers in the nation by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Nguyen was named a recipient of this year’s Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement. The award goes …

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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CSDA Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members, who were elected at the 47th Annual CSDA Convention & Tech Fair in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Newly elected Officers are President Matthew Finnigan, National Concrete Cutting, Milton, Washington; Vice President Mike …

Seventeen HDR Projects Receive National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized 17 HDR projects with national awards. The projects represent a wide range of disciplines and regions across the United States.
Three HDR projects received Grand Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 52nd Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. …

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, …