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Burns & McDonnell Announces Famakinwa as New Operations Director for Southeast Region

ATLANTA, GA — Burns & McDonnell announces Dotun Famakinwa as the new Operations Director for the Southeast Region. Famakinwa, who has been with the firm for over 15 years and was named Vice President in 2022, will now oversee the day-to-day operations across multiple offices in the region.

During his …

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Wyatt to Lead Neel-Schaffer's Florida Panhandle Operations, Business Development

DESTIN, FL — Neel-Schaffer announces Craig Wyatt, PE, as the new Florida Panhandle Area Manager. With nearly two decades of experience in transportation engineering and inspection, with a focus on state transportation projects, Wyatt brings extensive expertise to his new role. He will lead all the firm’s operations and …

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Tutor Perini Awarded $228.6M Terminal Connectors Project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building, and specialty construction company, announces that its subsidiary, Tutor Perini Building Corp., has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $228.6 million by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners for the Terminal Connectors Project at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood …

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Construction Begins on Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s Third Concourse and Parking Garage

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Balfour Beatty recently broke ground on Jacksonville Aviation Authority’s (JAA) approximately $340 million Concourse B project and an additional parking garage at Jacksonville International Airport (JAX). A ceremonial dirt turning event was held to celebrate the milestone with JAA and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) officials, Balfour …

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Meta Awards Hensel Phelps Montgomery Data Center

MONTGOMERY, AL — Meta has awarded Hensel Phelps the contract for an over $800 million data center in Montgomery, Alabama. This project represents a substantial investment in the region’s tech infrastructure, with the facility set to join Meta’s existing Alabama data center campus in Huntsville.

The Montgomery data center, spanning …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
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The Weitz Company Hosts Pedestrian Bridge Topping Out Ceremony at Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL — The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) and The Weitz Company and its partners held a traditional topping out ceremony to commemorate the last structural beam hoisted into place for the pedestrian bridge that will connect Terminal C to the Train Station.

More than 250 key stakeholders, GOAA …

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Skanska Selected to Lead Construction of East Tampa Recreation Complex at Fair Oaks in Tampa

TAMPA, FL — Skanska USA, a construction and development firm, has been selected by the City of Tampa to spearhead the $34.69 million redevelopment and expansion of the East Tampa Recreation Complex at Fair Oaks. This recreation complex will provide a variety of indoor and outdoor community spaces, services, …

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Sandepudi Joins WSP as US Bridges and Structures Director

TAMPA, FL — WSP hires Krishna Sandepudi, Ph.D., PE, SE, as Senior Vice President, National Bridges and Structures Practice Director.

Sandepudi directs a national team of technical experts, fostering client and stakeholder relationships with a focus on leveraging WSP’s 130-plus year legacy of bridge engineering. He possesses 34 years …

Orion Group Holdings Announces $80M Contract Award for Port Everglades Bulkhead Replacement Project

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Orion Group Holdings, Inc., a specialty construction company, announces a significant contract award valued at nearly $80 million for its Marine construction business. The contract was awarded by Port Everglades Seaport Engineering & Construction Division through Moss Construction as managing general contractor for the Port …

Ferrovial Awarded Infrastructure Projects in Florida and Tennessee

PENSACOLA, FL — Ferrovial announces, through its construction subsidiary Webber, that it was awarded contracts from the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

FDOT selected the company for two projects that will bring significant improvements by increasing capacity, connectivity, and safety to roadways in …

Vogele
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Power Equipment Co
COWI Awarded Continuing Services Contract with Florida DOT

TALLAHASSEE, FL — COWI, in partnership with BCC Engineering, was recently selected to serve on a five-year, continuing services contract with the Florida Department of Transportation to provide engineering services for current in-service bridges. COWI will serve as a subconsultant to BCC Engineering under a five-year Districtwide Contract, …

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Spearman Joins Thunder Creek as Territory Sales Manager in the Southeastern US

ATLANTA, GA — Thunder Creek Equipment names Garrison Spearman the new Territory Sales Manager for the southeastern United States, covering the states of Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and South Carolina.

Spearman joins Thunder Creek with both heavy equipment sales and territory management experience, as well as land development/real estate experience …

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Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Airport Begins Concourse D Upgrade

ATLANTA, GA — WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, joined airport, city, and federal leaders, including U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, for the start of a long-awaited expansion of Concourse D at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport.

“This $1.4 billion project is one of many planned at Hartsfield-Jackson …

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USDOT Secretary Buttigieg Visits Alabama to Celebrate Investments that will Reconnect Communities

BIRMINGHAM, AL — As part of the Biden-Harris Administration's ongoing Investing in America Tour, U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg traveled to Birmingham and Montgomery, Alabama, to celebrate awards that will reshape and reconnect communities.

Buttigieg and USDOT recently announced $3.3 billion in funding from President Joe Biden’s …

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Alabama AGC Announces 2023 BUILDSouth Award Winners

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Alabama Associated General Contractors (Alabama AGC) recently hosted the 2023 BUILDSouth Awards Ceremony at The Club in Birmingham, Alabama.

The BUILDSouth Awards acknowledge and honor the most innovative and skilled contractors within the chapter. Awards are presented to those who produced exceptional work in categories like …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Linder Industrial Machinery
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Spirit Airlines Unveils New Spirit Central Campus in Dania Beach, Florida

DANIA BEACH, FL — Spirit Airlines celebrates the official opening of Spirit Central, its new corporate campus at Dania Pointe in Dania Beach, Florida. The campus spans more than 11 acres and features four buildings, including a support center with offices, an amenity building, a new crew training facility built …

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H&E Opens New Branch in the Decatur Area

DECATUR, AL — H&E Rentals (H&E) announces the opening of its Decatur branch, the sixth general rental equipment location in the state of Alabama. Since the second quarter of 2023, H&E has opened 16 new branches across the country and acquired five others. The facility includes a fully fenced yard …

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Griffin Electric Hosts 2024 Apprentice Competition

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over 45 years, recently held an Apprentice Competition at its Holliston, Massachusetts, headquarters and each of its regional office locations in Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina. Hundreds of students enrolled …

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ProStack Welcomes Powerscreen of Florida to Global Network

LAKELAND, FL — In the latest of several additions to their distribution network in North America, ProStack welcomes Powerscreen of Florida to service the states of Florida and Georgia. Powerscreen of Florida will have access to the full ProStack range of bulk material handling equipment as well as supplying Terex …

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Bucklew Joins HNTB as Florida Construction Services Group Director

LAKE MARY, FL — Sandra Bucklew, PE joins HNTB as Vice President, Group Director and Practice Builder for the firm’s construction services group in Lake Mary, Florida. Bucklew will focus on growing the firm’s construction services practice in the state.

“Sandra’s leadership and industry experience is a perfect fit for …

Bomag - Roller
Your local Bomag Americas dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
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Takeuchi Recognizes Top Dealers at 2024 Dealer Summit

NASHVILLE, TN — Takeuchi recently announced its top dealers, Dealer of the Year, Dealer Salesperson of the Year, and the recipients of the 2023 Dealer 360° awards at the company’s 2024 Dealer Summit in San Antonio, Texas. These awards recognize Takeuchi dealers across the U.S. and Canada for excellence in …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Kuhlmey as New Divisional Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr USA, Co., appoints Shane Kuhlmey as Divisional Director for Crawler Cranes, Deep Foundation Machines, and Maritime Cranes, focusing on three major Liebherr offices in Newport News, Virginia; Miami, Florida; and Houston, Texas.

Kuhlmey transitions into this new role following a successful tenure as head …

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HD Hyundai Construction Equipment Honors Korean War Vets, Donates 20 Televisions to Gwinnett Library

NORCROSS, GA — Gwinnet County-based HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America hosted a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Public Library Norcross Branch recognizing Korean War veterans. As part of its community outreach program, the company, whose parent company is based in South Korea, presented gifts to the library and to …

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Takeuchi Dealer Alta Equipment Opens Tallahassee Location

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Takeuchi-US has added a new Alta Equipment branch in Tallahassee, Florida, to its growing North American dealer network. This is Alta Equipment’s ninth Florida location and its first in Tallahasee.

The Alta Equipment location will now carry Takeuchi’s full line of compact excavators, wheel loaders, and track …

Jacobs to Design Miami-Dade Wastewater Treatment Plant Expansion and Upgrades

MIAMI, FL — Jacobs was selected by the Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department (WASD) to design upgrades for the county's three wastewater treatment plants benefitting nearly 2.4 million residents and hundreds of thousands of visitors each year.

Under the six-year professional services agreement, Jacobs will support upgrades aimed at …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
Roy Anderson Corp Awarded $72.7M Hangar 3 Project at Pensacola International Airport

PENSACOLA, FL — Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building, and specialty construction company, announces that its subsidiary, Roy Anderson Corp, has been awarded a contract valued at approximately $72.7 million by the City of Pensacola, Florida, for Hangar 3 of Project Titan at Pensacola International Airport. The scope …

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Caldwell Becomes Takeuchi's Southeast Regional Product Manager

ATLANTA, GA — David Caldwell, formerly Takeuchi’s National Product Manager, has transitioned to become the manufacturer’s new Southeast Regional Product Manager.

In his new role, Caldwell will be responsible for all dealer and national rental account support activity within a multi-state area spanning Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. …

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VHB Awarded Three ACEC Georgia Engineering Excellence Awards for Elevating Transportation in the State of Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — VHB was recognized with two Engineering Excellence Awards and a People’s Choice Award at the 2024 Georgia Engineering Awards. The event celebrates exceptional engineers, engineering projects, and industry achievements throughout the state.

VHB and Thomas & Hutton (T&H) were recognized with the State Award (First Place) in …

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Hoar Celebrates Topping Out of UAB Medicine Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Hoar Construction announces the topping out of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Medicine’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility, signifying the new downtown Birmingham building has reached its tallest point. The 11-story rehabilitation facility broke ground in May of 2022 and is expected to be completed by early …

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Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on the New Cape Canaveral Hospital and Medical Office Building

BREVARD COUNTY, FL — Gilbane recently attended the groundbreaking celebration of the Cape Canaveral Hospital and Medical Office Building in Merritt Island. Collaborating with project partners, Lawrence Group, Concord Group, and BCER, for design, project management, and engineering, this facility will replace the current Cape Canaveral Hospital, …

Vogele
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Benedico Joins Lochner as Southeast Regional Manager

FORT MYERS, FL — H.W. Lochner, Inc. (Lochner), a provider of infrastructure planning and engineering services, announces that Nick Benedico, PE, has joined Lochner as Vice President, Southeast Regional Manager, reporting to the company's Chief Executive Officer, Terry Ruhl.

Lochner's Southeast Region is centered in Florida, with offices …

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Balfour Beatty Announces Promotions in Florida

ORLANDO, FL — Balfour Beatty’s Florida operations announces the promotions of Amy Kennedy to Vice President in Central Florida, Vince Hull to Vice President in South Florida, and Jonathan Pearch to Vice President in South Florida. In their new roles as Vice President, they will lead teams in winning …

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Jacobs to Deliver New Water Reclamation Facility in St. Johns County, Florida

ST. JOHNS COUNTY, FL — St. Johns County, Florida, is undertaking its largest capital improvement project to date, a $191.8 million advanced water reclamation facility (WRF) and associated improvements that will treat 3.25 million gallons per day (MGD) of wastewater for beneficial reuse. Jacobs has been contracted to provide design-build …

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Manhattan Construction Company Recognized as Top Safety Leader Contractor by Associated Builders and Contractors

TULSA, OK — Manhattan Construction Co. announces it has earned a National Safety Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), which was presented at the 34th annual Excellence in Construction Awards during ABC Convention 2024 in Orlando, Florida.

Manhattan Construction Co. received a Pinnacle Award, the safety awards program’s …

Maine Drilling & Blasting and Florex Explosives Merge to Better Service the Local Florida Market

BROOKSVILLE, FL — Maine Drilling & Blasting (MD&B) announces its acquisition of Florex Explosives, Inc. of Brooksville, Florida. In pursuit of common goals and facing industry challenges, Florex Explosives and MD&B felt their shared initiatives were best served by building one team.

By joining operations, the intent is to focus …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Power Equipment Co
Lane Construction Wins $299M Contract for Seminole Expressway/SR 417 Widening Project in Florida

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL — Lane Construction, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, has won a $299 million contract to widen the Seminole Expressway/SR 417 in Seminole County, Florida.

The Seminole Expressway/SR 417 is a hurricane evacuation route and a major portion of the eastern beltway around Orlando. This …

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Balfour Beatty Announces Leadership Promotions in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty announces the promotions of Roger Schwerin and George Uschold to Vice Presidents of Operations in Georgia. These appointments reflect Balfour Beatty’s commitment to elevating the company’s leadership bench strength to meet the expanding needs of clients in the commercial, multifamily, hospitality, education, and special projects …

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Burns & McDonnell Promotes Four Leaders in Growing Southeast Region

ATLANTA, GA — Burns & McDonnell announces key promotions to lead its growing team of engineering, construction, and consulting professionals in the Southeast.
Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned firm, continues to add to its regional staff of 380 employee-owners, nearly double the total from five years ago.

“The …

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Manhattan Construction Appoints McFadden to Vice President in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Manhattan Construction Co. announces Jason McFadden's appointment as Vice President of its Atlanta business unit. McFadden will oversee the region’s preconstruction and construction services and client relations.

"We're excited to announce that Jason has joined our team of builders in Manhattan," said John Reyhan, President …

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Takeuchi-US Promotes Utzman to Attachment Specialist

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Scott Utzman its new Attachment Specialist. In this role, Utzman will be responsible for attachment sales and support for the company’s dealer and national rental accounts throughout North America. He will work with dealer management, sales personnel, and their customers to demonstrate, promote, and support …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Katala Joins Garver as Drainage Leader in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — With the recent addition of Tshiams Katala, PE, CFM, CDPESC, MS4CECI, as Drainage Leader in Atlanta, Garver is poised to tackle drainage and stormwater challenges facing DOTs, municipalities, and other state and local agencies.

A drainage leader with 20 years of experience in engineering practice and …

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Clayco Awarded Hankook Tire Expansion Project in Clarksville, Tennessee

CLARKSVILLE, TN — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate development, architecture, engineering, and construction firm, announces its partnership with Hankook Tire to build the company’s expansion at the Tennessee Plant in Clarksville. The expansion will feature 2.2 million square feet of facilities for tire manufacturing and technological innovation.

The …

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Historic Downtown Dothan Revitalization Project Breaks Ground

DOTHAN, AL — The City of Dothan, Alabama, recently broke ground on its downtown revitalization project. The ceremony, which took place at the historic Dothan Opera House, was attended by city and county officials, former mayors, current Mayor Mark Saliba, and other community members. The groundbreaking signals the beginning of …

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Tennessee Builders Alliance Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Nissan Stadium

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA) recently celebrated the beginning of construction of the New Nissan Stadium, the future home of the Tennessee Titans, with a groundbreaking ceremony in Nashville. The ceremony was attended by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, Nashville Mayor Freddie O’Connell, and Tennessee Titans Controlling Owner …

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Advances Expansion with New Regional Headquarters

NEWNAN, GA — To bolster support for dealers and customers, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas announces the opening of its sustainable new headquarters facility in Newnan, Georgia. This adaptive-use facility will help propel the company’s growth in the Americas. It will facilitate the development and production of new machinery and elevate …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Volvo CE and Mack Trucks Partner with Coastal Waste & Recycling to Bring Electrification to South Florida

POMPANO BEACH, FL — Volvo Construction Equipment and Mack Trucks, both Volvo Group companies, recently delivered on- and off-road electric equipment to Florida-based Coastal Waste & Recycling to help the company achieve its sustainability goals. Coastal Waste & Recycling celebrated the event with representatives of the two OEMs and …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces $3.3B for Locally-Led Projects that Reconnect Communities

ATLANTA, GA — U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces $3.33 billion in grant awards for 132 projects through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot and Neighborhood Access and Equity discretionary grant programs as part of President Joe Biden’s Investing in America Agenda. The funding is aimed at reconnecting communities that …

ARC Board Approves Major Update to Metropolitan Transportation Plan

ATLANTA, GA — The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) Board approves a major update to the Atlanta Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP), which allocates $168 billion in federal, state, and local funding through 2050 to improve transportation and safety across the 20-county region.

The MTP is designed to accommodate significant growth that …

Taylor Interiors Receives Inaugural Economic Inclusion Leadership Award from Messer Construction

CHARLOTTE, NC — Messer Construction Co. announces Taylor Interiors, LLC as the inaugural recipient of the Peter S. Strange Economic Inclusion Leadership Award.

The award — named in honor of retired Messer CEO Pete Strange — recognizes an outstanding supplier, subcontractor, or vendor that displays leadership, innovation, community service, and …

Linder Expands its Kubota Dealer Network with the Purchase of Southern Tractor & Outdoors

LEESBURG, GA — Linder Industrial Machinery Company has acquired Southern Tractor & Outdoors. The three branches in southwest Georgia (Leesburg, Moultrie, and Valdosta) will be re-branded as Linder Turf & Tractor branches, joining the growing network of Kubota dealerships across the southeast.

“We are fortunate to have developed a …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Dobbs Equipment
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Lane Construction Opens Traffic on Central Florida’s Final Link of the Wekiva Parkway

SEMINOLE COUNTY, FL — The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, has opened all high-speed system-to-system movements and access ramps on Section 8 of the Wekiva Parkway in Seminole County, accomplishing the final link that completes the beltway around Central Florida.

The $253 million design-build …

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The Walsh Group Promotes Petersen to President of Water Division

ATLANTA, GA — The Walsh Group, one of the largest construction service providers in the United States, announces the promotion of Duane Petersen to President of the company’s national Water Division. Peterson will be based out of the Atlanta, Georgia, office.

As President, Petersen will provide executive leadership over …

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Southern Research Opens Biotech Incubator, Built by Brasfield & Gorrie

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Southern Research recently marked the official opening of its Station 41 biotech incubator, which is one of four programs that make up the newly launched Station 41 biotech commercialization hub. The incubator provides wet lab space and office space, shared lab equipment, and services to support biotech …

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Hess Joins Thornton Tomasetti as Vice President, Renewal in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Thornton Tomasetti, an international organization of engineers and scientists, announces that Margie Hess, a veteran project management professional, recently joined its Renewal practice.

Based in the Fort Lauderdale office, the new Vice President will be assisting the firm’s clients with planning, coordination, and oversight …

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Modigent Announces Schulken as Southeast Regional President to Enhance Strategy and Operations

FRANKFORT, KY — Modigent, an infrastructure, technology, and energy solutions company, announces the appointment of Chris Schulken as the Southeast Regional President as part of a strategy to evolve Modigent's operating model to better support its current geographical footprint while planning for tomorrow's growth. Schulken will work closely with …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Griffin Electric Recognizes Women in Construction, Supports Women Through Programs and Training

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over 45 years, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) recognizes women in construction. With the industry recently recognizing Women in Construction Week, and with March marking National Women’s History Month, Griffin would like to highlight the …

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Frederick Earns Iris Award from the Associated General Contractors of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN — Carol Frederick, a recently retired Cost Estimator, has been honored with the Iris Award by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee. Frederick received recognition at the Build Knoxville Awards, celebrating her career and contributions to the construction industry, particularly in championing the role of …

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Christman Receives AGC of Tennessee's Build Knoxville Award for Morristown-Hamblen West Project

KNOXVILLE, TN — The Knoxville branch of the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Tennessee has honored The Christman Company with a Build Knoxville Award for the Morristown-Hamblen West project.

Morristown-Hamblen West, an extension of the Covenant Health and Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, is a 67,000-square-foot facility featuring an emergency room, diagnostic …

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Swinerton Elects Haj as New Chief Operations Officer

LOS ANGELES, CA — Swinerton Incorporated (Swinerton) announces the election of Ray Haj as Chief Operations Officer (COO) and Executive Vice President of Swinerton. Haj succeeds David Callis, who has assumed the role of Swinerton’s Chief Executive Officer. Callis and Haj, having worked together for several years, strengthened their …

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ProStack Strengthens North American Presence with Powerscreen Crushing and Screening

LOUISVILLE, KY — ProStack, a bulk material handling solutions company, announces the addition of Powerscreen Crushing and Screening to its global distributor network. This strategic relationship will help ProStack expand its footprint in North America and provide customers with innovative material processing solutions.

As part of the ProStack distributor …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
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Modjeski and Masters Expands Footprint to Miami, Florida

MIAMI, FL — Modjeski and Masters (M&M) announces the firm's expansion into Miami following the hiring of Regional Director Sybille Bayard, PE.

Bayard brings her extensive experience in the structural design of bridges, underground structures, and miscellaneous highway structures to M&M’s operations in Miami and the surrounding region. Throughout …

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Mecalac Adds RJV Equipment to Expanding Dealer Network

NASHVILLE, TN — Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, welcomes RJV Equipment to its growing network. With this appointment, Mecalac’s dealer network now covers over 30 states across the continental United States and seven Canadian provinces to offer increased access and …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2024 PCI Design Awards Winners

NASHVILLE, TN — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) announces the winners of the 2024 PCI Design Awards. There are 19 winners in the specials, buildings, and transportation categories and 15 honorable mentions. The PCI Design Award winners in the Dixie Contractor area include:

  • GATE Precast Company won a Sustainable Design …

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Tampa-Based Crane Company Celebrates 65th Anniversary with Scholarship Giveaways, Crane and Truck Rodeos

TAMPA, FL — Sims Crane & Equipment Co., the largest private crane rental and rigging service company in Florida, recently hosted a 65th company anniversary event with a day of activities to celebrate the company’s continued expansion and honor its 1,400 dedicated employees. The festivities were held at the …

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Sundt Welcomes Smith as New Project Executive in Southeast

TAMPA, FL — Sundt Construction, Inc., adds Tim Smith as a Project Executive to its Industrial Group. Smith will focus on the growth of Sundt’s water and wastewater market in Florida.

“Tim’s 25 years of technical expertise, management, and business development in the industry will serve us well. He …

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Keen to Lead VHB’s Gulf Coast Offices as Managing Director

TAMPA, FL — VHB announces that Kathleen Keen, PE, has been named Managing Director of its Gulf Coast offices. An engineer and 14-year veteran of the company, Keen will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of VHB’s Tampa and Sarasota offices, as well as developing and implementing strategies …

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U.S. Green Building Council Announces Top 10 U.S. States for Green Building in 2023

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the leading authority on green building and the global developer of the LEED green building program, releases its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED. For the first time ever, New York ranked No. 1, based on LEED-certified gross square …

Alabama AGC Announces McCain as Workforce Development Director

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Alabama Associated General Contractors (Alabama AGC) announces the addition of Byron McCain as its Workforce Development Director.

McCain retired from the Construction Education Foundation of Alabama, bringing a wealth of experience into his new role. McCain is prepared to address the workforce needs of the construction …

Turner Construction Company Hosts Eight-Week Program for Local SMWBE Businesses

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Turner Construction Company, a general contractor with offices in Huntsville since the 1950s, is inviting local small, disadvantaged, minority-owned, women-owned, and veteran-owned businesses to an eight-week workshop designed to grow their business and find opportunities to work on major construction projects in the area.

The program, …

Day & Zimmermann Awarded $985M Tennessee Valley Authority Non-Nuclear Maintenance Contract

NASHVILLE, TN — Day & Zimmermann (D&Z) announced that the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) has awarded its Maintenance and Construction division a contract to perform maintenance and modification services for all of the utility’s hydroelectric dams, gas, coal, and pumped-storage hydroelectricity facilities. D&Z will also perform scaffolding, coatings, insulation, asbestos …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
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JE Dunn, LG Chem Celebrate Groundbreaking of Historic Electric Vehicle Battery Cathode Manufacturing Facility

CLARKSVILLE, TN — JE Dunn Construction, Middle Tennessee’s largest general contractor, and LG Chem, a global science-oriented chemical company, broke ground on the new battery material manufacturing facility located in Clarksville, Tennessee. This project, kicking off with a $1.6 billion injection for the first phase, represents one of the …

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Leggett Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Project Manager in Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Jason Leggett, PE, joins Neel-Schaffer as a Senior Project Manager based in Huntsville, Alabama. Leggett brings 20 years of engineering design and project management experience in multiple disciplines.

He has worked in the public sector for the last 13 years, serving the last nine years as …

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Botto Named SPO Manager for Turner Construction Company’s Huntsville Office

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Turner Construction Company’s Huntsville office promotes Joe Botto, a construction industry veteran of 30 years, to the role of Self-Perform Operations (SPO) Manager. In this role, Botto will oversee all the trade work performed by Turner teams throughout the business unit’s northeast Alabama footprint.

“Joe …

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Messer Promotes Three Project Executives, Two Project Engineers

KNOXVILLE, TN — Messer Construction Co. promotes Kyle Scoble, Doug Snover, and Tyler Steigerwald to the role of Project Executive.

Scoble joined Messer in 2007 after graduating from the University of Tennessee with a civil engineering degree. His project experience includes the Tennessee Air National Guard's KC-135 Maintenance …

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Vermeer Southeast Announces Promotion of Kintz to COO

OCOEE, FL — Vermeer Southeast (VSE), a 100 percent employee-owned company, announces the promotion of David Kintz from Vice President of Operations to Chief Operating Officer.

Since joining VSE in 2007, Kintz has served in multiple roles over his tenure. He first started in sales for the company’s Caribbean territories …

Komatsu Dealer Program
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Linder Industrial Machinery
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Orlando International Airport Terminal C Project Awarded Grand Award in Transportation Engineering Excellence

ORLANDO, FL — HNTB, an infrastructure solutions firm, has received an Engineering Excellence Grand Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies Florida (ACEC Florida) in the Transportation category for its Orlando International Airport Terminal C project. The ACEC Florida Engineering Excellence Awards recognize outstanding contributions to the consulting …

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Clayco is Selected by Rivian to Construct an EV Manufacturing Plant

SOCIAL CIRCLE, GA — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate development, architecture, engineering, and construction firm, announces the company was chosen by U.S. electric automaker Rivian to construct an electric vehicle (EV) manufacturing plant at Stanton Springs, Georgia. This collaboration demonstrates Clayco and Rivian’s shared vision for a greener …

Tennessee Unveils State’s First-Ever 10-Year Fiscally Constrained Transportation Project Plan

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) reveals its first-ever proposed 10-year fiscally constrained project plan, with the goal of better communicating with citizens and communities of the long-term investment strategy for infrastructure in Tennessee. The $15 billion fiscally constrained plan includes both the annual TDOT work program …

First CM/GC Contract Awarded for the US 17/SR 404 Spur Bridge Major Maintenance Project

SAVANNAH, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) awards its first Construction Management/General Contractor (CM/GC) contract to Kiewit Infrastructure South Co. for the US 17/SR 404 Spur Bridge Major Maintenance Project (PI No. 0019219) that will replace the existing bridge’s cables, bearings, and joints. In addition to the …

Sundt Begins South Tampa Resiliency Project

TAMPA, FL — A Tampa utility company has awarded the South Tampa Resiliency Project, a 36-megawatt natural gas peaking power plant, to Sundt Construction. Sundt recently began construction of the plant on MacDill Air Force Base.

The project is essential to ensuring power for the Air Force base in …

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Hartsfield-Jackson Concourse D Widening Project Underway

ATLANTA, GA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) recently celebrated a milestone in one of the airport’s most ambitious projects to date. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens celebrated with ATL General Manager Balram “B” Bheodari the raising of a 900-pound steel beam on the first module of the new addition to …

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Swinerton Expands Health Care Team, Hiring Morton as Project Executive in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Swinerton announces the addition of Project Executive Rashad Morton to its regional health care team in response to the increase in demand for construction and renovation of medical facilities. Morton is based in Atlanta, Georgia.

“At Swinerton, we have a passion for building spaces that have the …

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Turner Tops Out Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, Georgia

BRASELTON, GA — Turner Construction Company celebrated the topping out of phase 1 of a clinical expansion of Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Braselton, Georgia. The vertical expansion is of the patient tower that was built by Turner in 2014.

The expansion is part of a two-phase project, with the …

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Balfour Beatty Tops Out Broward County Convention Center’s East Expansion and Omni Hotel

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Balfour Beatty announces the topping out of Broward County Convention Center’s East Expansion and Hotel during a public ceremony. Balfour Beatty teammates and industry partners, along with local officials, attended the event where the placement of the two uppermost steel beams were placed atop the 400,000-square-foot …

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The Weitz Company Welcomes Bravo as Business Development Director in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The Weitz Company welcomes Ruben Bravo to his new role as Business Development Director for the company’s Fort Lauderdale office. With over two decades of experience paired with an international perspective, Bravo is positioned to lead a new chapter of growth in South Florida.

Bravo began …

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Griffin Electric Supports Charitable Causes During the Holiday Season

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) and its employees once again teamed up to participate in several charitable causes in order give back to its local communities during the holiday season. An electrical and telecom subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Griffin Electric's entire workforce …

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Turner Awarded $65M in Contracts to Expand Johnson & Johnson Vision Manufacturing Plant

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Turner Construction Company was chosen as the contractor for a $65 million expansion to the Johnson & Johnson disposable contact lens manufacturing plant in Jacksonville, Florida. The expansion is designed to increase sustainability of the plant through waste reduction and efficient use of natural resources.

The projects …

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NCAT’s Powell Named First Asphalt Pavement Alliance Technical Director

MONTGOMERY, AL — Raymond “Buzz” Powell joins the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA) staff as its first Technical Director, following a career at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) at Auburn University. Powell retired from NCAT in September 2023 after 24 years of service, including oversight of the Test Track …

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HDR Selected to Manage Transformative East Bank Redevelopment in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — HDR has been selected to manage the transformation of more than 500 acres in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The Imagine East Bank Vision Plan outlines the largest development project in the city’s history and envisions a new future for what is mostly underused land adjacent to …

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Sundt Promotes Emmert to Field Superintendent

NASHVILLE, TN — Sundt Construction promotes Lonnie Emmert to Field Superintendent. Emmert currently supports Sundt’s work to improve the Nashville Metro Water Services KR Harrington and Omohundro Water Treatment Plants.

“Lonnie’s diverse experience in progressive civil construction is an asset to our team,” said Sundt Project Executive Steve Van Loan …

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The State of Tennessee Breaks Ground on $415M Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Training Academy

NASHVILLE, TN — The State of Tennessee broke ground on a Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Training Academy (MALETA) campus in Nashville, Tennessee. Tennessee Governor Bill Lee attended the groundbreaking alongside state lawmakers and law enforcement officials.

MALETA is a consolidated law enforcement campus that will include training facilities, a housing and …

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Skanska Names Hunt Executive Vice President and General Manager for Florida

TAMPA, FL — Skanska names Tracy Hunt, a 26-year company leader, as Executive Vice President and General Manager overseeing the organization’s building and construction operations for the state of Florida.

“The depth and breadth of our internal talent here at Skanska continues to inspire. I am confident that in …

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Skanska Completes $19.5M Dorothy Thomas Exceptional Center Campus Replacement in Tampa

TAMPA, FL — Skanska USA announces the completion of a $19.5 million campus replacement at the Dorothy Thomas Exceptional Center, a Hillsborough County public school that was a former community gym now dedicated to serving students with emotional and behavioral disorders.

The approximately 40,000-square-foot renovation and expansion replaces 12 mobile …

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Doddapaneni Joins HNTB as Deputy Group Director in Tampa

TAMPA, FL — Sunil Doddapaneni, PE, joins HNTB, an infrastructure solutions firm, in the West Florida office as a Deputy Group Director for traffic services. Doddapaneni brings 20 years of experience in traffic operations, transportation planning, and ITS signal design projects. Doddapaneni will be based in Tampa.

Prior …

Associated Builders and Contractors Announces Georgia as the No. 1 State for Construction

ATLANTA, GA — For the first time, Georgia was named the top state for construction in Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Merit Shop Scorecard. The scorecard, released yearly since 2015, ranks all 50 states and the District of Columbia based on policies and programs that strengthen career pathways in …

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CASE Construction Equipment Dealer Lee Tractor Grows CASE Business Along the U.S. Gulf Coast

PENSACOLA, FL — Energized by the momentum of the CASE Construction Equipment brand and new product offering, technologies, and services, Lee Tractor is expanding their business along the Gulf Coast to the Pensacola area, effective immediately, with future plans for a permanent full-service facility. The expansion marks a new period …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates 45th Anniversary with Company-Wide Outings and Raffle

ATLANTA, GA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric) commemorated its 45th anniversary by hosting a company-wide raffle for its team. The grand prize was a 2023 Jeep Wrangler Sahara 4x4, and the winner was a long-time employee.

Employees received …

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Allison-Smith Celebrates 80 Years of Innovation

ATLANTA, GA — Founded in Georgia in 1943, Allison-Smith Company is celebrating a milestone — 80 years in business. As it sets its sights on a centennial legacy, Allison-Smith continues to thrive, beating the odds that state less than 12% of companies last more than 26 years.

The company is …

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H&E Relocates Branch in Atlanta, Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the relocation of its Atlanta, Georgia, branch. The facility is now located at 3160 Ellenwood Industrial Drive, Ellenwood, Georgia. The newly renovated property includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and carries a variety of construction …

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Superior and WSP Begin Work on Florida DOT’s $171M Brooks Bridge Project

FORT WALTON BEACH, FL — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, along with WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services firm, will replace the John T. Brooks Bridge on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This $171 million project, whose design introduces one of the …

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MYCON Begins Construction on Phase One of Multi-Building Industrial Development in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) has begun construction on the first phase of Airpark Commerce Pointe, an industrial distribution development near Nashville International Airport. This project marks the first ground-up design-build industrial project to be run out of MYCON’s Nashville office, and the firm’s first project …

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Ryan Companies Starts Construction on 56,000-Square-Foot Charter School Near Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — Ryan Companies announces the groundbreaking of the 56,000-square-foot Rutherford Collegiate Prep (RCP) in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The school is the latest charter school offering in the region from Noble Education Initiative (NEI), a local nonprofit organization that manages four other public charter schools in the region, as the …

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Palmer Joins HNTB as Project Director

OCOEE, FL — Kevin Palmer, PE, joins HNTB as a Project Director supporting technology and tolling projects. Palmer is a transportation professional with 30 years of experience advancing major toll programs and driving the implementation of emerging technologies.

Palmer specializes in program and project management, systems engineering, specifications development, …

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Jones Returns to HNTB as Senior Project Manager

TAMPA, FL — Bill Jones, PE, rejoins HNTB as a Senior Project Manager and Vice President, supporting project and program delivery as well as design build strategy and delivery efforts. Jones brings nearly 25 years of professional engineering experience to his role in Tampa, including both public and private …

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Superior Construction Completes $80.9M Pasco County Project

TAMPA, FL — Superior Construction has achieved substantial completion of its State Road 52 realignment project in Pasco County, Florida. The heavy civil contractor realigned SR 52 from Uradco Place to west of Fort King Road, improving connectivity near the highly traversed I-75 corridor, between the rapidly-growing cities of Dade …

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Team Rubicon Brings Hurricane Relief in Florida with Help from CASE Construction Equipment Dealers

TAYLOR COUNTY, FL — When Hurricane Idalia hit the Big Bend area of Florida and caused extreme damage in areas like Taylor County, veteran-led humanitarian organization Team Rubicon began spinning up a response operation within hours. But they knew it would be a months-long effort that would require a lot …

RS&H's Tiedeman to Lead Infrastructure Business Unit's East Region

BALTIMORE, MD — RS&H announces that Janie Tiedeman, PE, has been appointed as the new East Region Leader for Infrastructure. With more than three decades of experience, she has spent the last 2.5 years as Maryland State Leader for RS&H, where she has been responsible for growing the firm’s …

Stutts Inducted into Florida Public Transportation Association Hall of Fame

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Public Transportation Association (FPTA) recently inducted Elizabeth "Liz" Stutts, VHB Transit Development Lead, into the 2023 Hall of Fame during a ceremony that recognized her significant and lasting impact advancing public transportation in Florida. This is the highest honor that FPTA bestows. Only 22 …

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Ferrovial and Georgia Tech Partner to Advance US Infrastructure

ATLANTA, GA — Ferrovial, a global infrastructure operator, and the Georgia Institute of Technology announce a long-term partnership focused on advancing innovation in transport infrastructure. The partnership will allow for joint research activities, providing new educational and development opportunities for students and enabling Ferrovial to create a more sustainable …

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KAI Enterprises Hires Barlow as Vice President of 360 Construction Services

ATLANTA, GA — KAI Enterprises announces the hiring of Tracy Barlow, PMP, NICET-L2, as Vice President of its construction management division, 360 Construction Services (360 CS) at its Atlanta office.

With more than 37 years of industry experience, Barlow is a program director and management professional with a specific …

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Garver Welcomes Clayton as Transportation Team Leader in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — With the recent addition of Jeff Clayton, P.E., as Transportation Team Leader in Atlanta, Garver continues to strengthen its impact in Georgia.

Clayton — a Georgia native who holds two degrees from Georgia Tech — comes to Garver with knowledge of the state’s transportation networks and …

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Alabama AGC Celebrates the 2023 40 Under 40 in Construction Winners

BIRMINGHAM, AL –– Alabama Association of General Contractors (Alabama AGC) members gathered at Back Forty Beer Company for the 6th Top Forty Under Forty event to celebrate the future leaders of Alabama's construction industry. The Top 40 Under 40 Award, presented in collaboration with Business Alabama, acknowledges the outstanding efforts …

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Vulcan Materials Company Announces Senior Leadership Changes

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Vulcan Materials Company, the nation's largest producer of construction aggregates, announces the following leadership changes, effective immediately.

Thompson S. (Tom) Baker II, previously Vulcan's Chief Operating Officer, has been appointed to the position of President. In this role, Baker will continue to lead enterprise-wide strategic …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Daytona Beach, Relocates Pompano Beach Branch in Florida

DAYTONA BEACH, FL — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Daytona Beach branch, its 13th rental location in the state of Florida. Since the beginning of the second quarter of 2023, H&E has opened 12 new branches across the country, and this is the fifth new …

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Kagler Joins Garver’s Aviation Team in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Terry Kagler has lived in Florida for over five years, and he is well acquainted with Florida aviation, having served as the Electrical Engineer of Record on projects for airports of all sizes across the state and country. When the opportunity to support those airports alongside two …

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WSP Promotes Amores to South Florida Business Leader

MIAMI, FL — Santiago (Sandy) Amores has been named South Florida Local Business Leader at WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

Amores, who has been with WSP for seven years — most recently as a Vice President leading the South Florida transit and rail group — has …

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Perini Management Services, Inc. Awarded $47M Project for New Visitor Center in Everglades National Park, Florida

MIAMI, FL — Tutor Perini Corporation, a civil, building, and specialty construction company, announces that its subsidiary, Perini Management Services, Inc., has been awarded a fixed-price project valued at approximately $47 million by the National Park Service for the construction of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Visitor Center in …

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Hensel Phelps Completes the BNA International Arrivals Facility and Marketplace

NASHVILLE, TN — The Hensel Phelps team announces that the Nashville International Airport (BNA) International Arrivals Facility marketplace and new gates are available to passengers. The project team worked to complete phase two of the $445 million program after finishing the Terminal Lobby earlier this year. The progressive design-build team …

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Florida DOT Releases Construction Timelines for Moving Florida Forward Projects

ORMOND BEACH, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently joined legislative leadership to announce updates on the Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative, including expected construction timelines for the Interstate 95 (I-95) at U.S. 1 Interchange project. Proposed to the Legislature in January 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis’ Moving Florida …

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Sundt Construction Hires Greiner and Klein in Florida

TAMPA, FL — Sundt Construction adds Adam Greiner and Hunter Klein to its Florida office.

Greiner joins as an Assistant Project Manager. Greiner will be responsible for ensuring operations and quality for process and instrumentation and electrical work on Sundt’s projects. He graduated with his degree in design engineering technology …

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Swinerton Announces Executive Promotions in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Swinerton, a general contractor with nationwide offices, announces the promotions of four executives in its Atlanta office. These include: Parker Schoening, Project Executive; Roya Vermillion, Preconstruction Executive; Eddy Einem, Senior Project Manager and Division Aviation Market Leader; and Brandon Tessier, Senior Project …

KOBELCO Appoints Stone Equipment Company as the Excavator Dealership for Alabama

BIRMINGHAM, AL — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA, a global crawler excavator and crawler crane manufacturer, announces Stone Equipment Company as the official excavator dealer for Alabama from their current locations in Birmingham and Montgomery.

Formed in 2010, Stone Equipment is a supplier in construction, aggregate, environmental, and demolition equipment …

USACE Jacksonville Announces Contract Award for Rehabilitation of Brevard Co. Mid and South Reach Shore Protection Projects

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Jacksonville District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers awards a $47.6 million contract to The Dutra Group of San Rafael, California, to execute a Flood Control and Coastal Emergencies (FCCE) rehabilitation of the Mid and South Reach segments of the Brevard County, Florida, federal shore …

Arrowhead Engineered Products Opens New Nashville-Area Distribution Center

NASHVILLE, TN — Arrowhead Engineered Products (Arrowhead), an aftermarket parts distribution company, and developer and design-builder Mortenson, recently held the grand opening of Arrowhead’s new Nashville-area Distribution Center, one of the largest in the region and built to support the growing operations of Arrowhead.

Arrowhead selected Portland, Tennessee, to …

AtkinsRéalis to Design Central Florida Expressway Extension

ORLANDO, FL — AtkinsRéalis, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, announces it has won a design and support contract with the Central Florida Expressway Authority (CFX) for a state road extension near Orlando.

"Modernizing transport infrastructure by using innovative design and …

AtkinsRéalis Awarded $26M Florida DOT Engineering Services Contract

TALLAHASSEE, FL — AtkinsRéalis, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a contract to provide general engineering consulting (GEC) services for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). The company has been providing GEC services to multiple FDOT districts across …

Jacobs to Manage Intelligent Transportation System for Florida's Turnpike

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Jacobs was selected to operate and maintain Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) and manage traffic operations for Florida's Turnpike Enterprise, a division of the Florida Department of Transportation. Jacobs will operate, manage, and maintain more than 500 miles of ITS-connected roadway infrastructure across the state.

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New Bennett Equipment Location in Hiawassee, Georgia, Joins Takeuchi's Dealer Network

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US has added a new Bennett Equipment & Supply Co. branch in Hiawassee, Georgia, to its growing North American dealer network. This is Bennett Equipment’s fourth location and its first in Georgia, joining others in Piedmont, Roebuck, and Westminster, South Carolina.

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Takeuchi Donates Excavator, Engine to Empower College & Career Center

ATLANTA, GA — Students enrolled in Empower College & Career Center’s Heavy Machinery and Construction Pathway can now learn their trades by working with a real compact excavator and diesel engine courtesy of Takeuchi-US. The compact equipment manufacturer recently donated a TB235-2 excavator and a diesel engine, valued together …

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Florida DOT Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Brooks Bridge Replacement Project

CHIPLEY, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the Brooks Bridge replacement project in Okaloosa County. The $171 million project includes constructing two new parallel bridges over the Santa Rosa Sound to increase bridge capacity and improve traffic flow for this primary east-west …

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McCrary Joins HNTB’s Southeast Division as Deputy Program Manager for Freight and Logistics

JACKSONVILLE, FL — T. Parker McCrary joins HNTB as Deputy Program Manager for freight and logistics in the Southeast Division. In this role, he will support clients in the Southeast and across the country with maximizing and advancing their freight and logistics infrastructure programs. McCrary’s expertise includes transportation technology, intermodal …

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Gagnier to Lead Health, Safety, Environment and Quality at WSP in the U.S.

MADISON, WI — Jennifer Gagnier joins WSP, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, as Senior Vice President of Health, Safety, Environment, and Quality (HSEQ) for the U.S.

In her new executive leadership role, Gagnier is accountable for the strategic direction, development, and management of all HSEQ frameworks, metrics, …

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Liebherr USA, Co., Celebrates the 10-Year Anniversary of the Miami Branch

MIAMI, FL — The Liebherr Group, a family-run technology company and one of the largest construction equipment manufacturers in the world, announces the 10-year anniversary of its Miami branch. This major milestone marks Liebherr’s dedication to the region and continuous growth around the globe.

Liebherr’s commitment to the United …

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Alabama Governor Announces Widening of I-65, Hoover Interchange Project, and Widening of I-59

MONTGOMERY, AL — Governor Kay Ivey announces three major interstate projects totaling approximately half a billion dollars. The governor made the announcements at Hoover City Hall to a gathering of local officials from Shelby and Jefferson counties, state senators and representatives, federal officials, economic development officials, and others. The largest …

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Titans Select Tennessee Builders Alliance to Oversee Construction of New Stadium

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Titans announce that Tennessee Builders Alliance (TBA) will serve as construction manager at risk on its new stadium project team. The Metropolitan Sports Authority approved the selection at a recent board meeting.

TBA comprises construction industry leaders including Nashville-based I.C.F. Builders, Brentwood-based Polk & …

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Burns & McDonnell Names Bernardo Manager of Construction for Florida

ORLANDO, FL — Bryan Bernardo has been promoted to Regional Manager for construction in Florida, where he will lead a growing team managing commercial and industrial projects for Burns & McDonnell. Bernardo has more than 35 years of experience in construction project management and executive construction leadership roles.

“Bryan …

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Skanska Completes Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute in Downtown Orlando

ORLANDO, FL — Skanska USA, a construction and development firm, announces the delivery of the Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute, a medical facility in Downtown Orlando, Florida. Located at the corner of Lucerne Terrace and Columbia Street, the combined inpatient and outpatient facility will be dedicated solely to the …

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Montabert Announces Linder Industrial Machinery as New Dealer for Southeastern United States

RALIEGH, NC — Montabert announces Linder Industrial Machinery, with multiple locations in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida, as its newest dealer for the full line of Montabert attachments. The company not only provides sales and rental of Montabert’s rock drills, hydraulic breakers, and demolition attachments, but also complete …

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Sundt Construction Promotes Rieken to Vice President and Regional Manager

TAMPA, FL — Sundt Construction promotes David Rieken to Vice President and Regional Manager responsible for municipal water and wastewater work in the southeastern United States.

“David’s expertise in water and wastewater construction combined with his leadership skills brings tremendous value as we build our presence in the southeast United …

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Design-Build Team of Hensel Phelps, HNTB, Gensler, and Beck to Provide Design and Preconstruction Services for Tampa International Airport Project

TAMPA, FL — The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) and the Hensel Phelps | HNTB | Gensler | Beck Design-Build team officially signed the $74 million Part 1 Contract to provide design and preconstruction services for the Airside D Program at Tampa International Airport (TPA). The new ground up Airside …

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FHWA, National Park Service Celebrate Completion of Roadway Safety Improvements Along Natchez Trace Parkway

TUPELO, MS — Officials from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and National Park Service (NPS) celebrated the completion of a 40-mile roadway rehabilitation and safety improvements project along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Alabama and Mississippi. The Parkway is one of the nation’s most visited national parks with 6 million …

Ferrovial Awarded $79.9M Construction Contract in Florida

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Ferrovial announces, through subsidiary Webber, it was awarded a $79.9 million construction project in Florida. Ferrovial, through its construction subsidiaries, is now working on projects across 10 states, strengthening its growing presence in the U.S.

“I am proud of the work our team is doing to …

Ardmore Roderick’s Jimenez Awarded 2023 Engineer of the Year by FES

ORLANDO, FL — Eric M. Jimenez, PE, Vice President and Director of Southeast Operations of Ardmore Roderick, was awarded the 2023 Engineer of the Year Award by Florida Engineering Society (FES). The Engineer of the Year Award is given annually to a member of FES who best exemplifies …

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Swinerton Strengthens Atlanta Foothold with Expert Hire, New Office

ATLANTA, GA — Swinerton, a general contractor with offices nationwide, is adding another construction expert to its team and extending its inroads within the Atlanta commercial construction arena. Katayoon "Kat" Alavian joins the Atlanta office as Director of Special Projects just in time to set up shop this fall …

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USACE Jacksonville Awards Contract for Renourishment of Vilano Beach

JACKSONVILLE, FL — USACE Jacksonville announces the award of a $20.2 million contract to Weeks Marine Inc. of Covington, Louisiana, for emergency renourishment of the St. Johns County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project (Vilano Beach).

The project will renourish approximately three miles of shoreline along portions of south Ponte Vedra …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Adds Cruz as Project Executive in South Florida

MIAMI, FL — As part of its growth plan to increase market share in large-scale projects and expand into new sectors, Shawmut Design and Construction hires Julio Cruz as a Project Executive in South Florida.

In his role, Cruz will leverage his 25 years of experience to lead large, ground-up …

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MYCON General Contractors Promotes Chip Myers to Vice President

NASHVILLE, TN — MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) promotes Chip Myers, Partner and Project Director, to Vice President. Chip, who grew up in the business, officially joined MYCON in 2016 as a Project Engineer and since then had forged a path through the ranks, gaining hands-on experience and knowledge …

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McCollom Joins Leopardo Florida Operations as Vice President of Operations

ORLANDO, FL — Leopardo, a private construction company, announces that Joshua McCollom has joined its Orlando office as Vice President of Operations. As a member of the senior leadership team, he will be responsible for overseeing the daily operations for all construction, project management, and project administration activities within …

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The Weitz Company Selected to Construct Multi-Modal Connector Pedestrian Bridge and Rental Car Lobby at the Orlando International Airport

ORLANDO, FL — The Weitz Company has been selected by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) to complete the MCO Terminal C Multi-Modal Connector Pedestrian Bridge and Rental Car Lobby after the board approved the next steps on the project including an estimated $113 million in construction costs and approximately …

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Camargo Elected 2025 AIA Florida President

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida) elects Elizabeth Camargo, AIA, as its President for 2025. She previously served as one of four Vice Presidents in 2023.

In 2004 Camargo founded EC Architecture+Design, an architecture and interior design firm in Miami …

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Skanska Completes $38M Expansion and Renovation to Tampa Convention Center in Downtown Tampa

TAMPA, FL — Skanska USA announces the completion of the largest renovation project in the history of the Tampa Convention Center in Downtown Tampa, Florida, that will cater to locals and business and leisure travelers. The project scope included a series of capital improvements such as a 23,500-square-foot expansion to …

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Sundt Hires Purcell and Singletary for Florida Region

TAMPA, FL — Sundt’s Industrial Group hires Dale Purcell as a Project Superintendent and Brant Singletary as Project Manager for its Florida operations.

“As our presence in the Southeast continues to grow, we are excited to welcome Dale and Brant to our team,” said David Rieken, Regional Manager …

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Green Infrastructure Funding Represents Upcoming Projects Currently in Design Phases Throughout the U.S.

A significant amount of funding is now available for green infrastructure projects. These types of projects promote environmentally friendly solutions to current problems, and the funding supports rain gardens, stormwater parks, permeable pavement, subsurface detention systems, tree planting, solar installations, and electrified school buses. Primarily, the projects are designed for …

Balfour Beatty Awarded Approximately $320M to Deliver New Prison in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty will deliver a new state prison in Georgia valued at approximately $320 million on behalf of Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission, in association with Georgia Building Authority and the Georgia Department of Corrections (GDC).

The modern facility will support GDC’s operations in providing a …

Lane Construction Continues to Improve Driver Safety in Florida with $102M Road Contract

ORANGE COUNTY, FL — The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, announces it has been awarded a highway construction project by the Florida Department of Transportation to improve the safety and operations of the Interstate 4/State Road 535 (Apopka to Vineland Road) interchange in Orange …

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Hyundai Launches Dedicated Compact Equipment Sales and Support Team in North America

ATLANTA, GA — Following the introduction of skid steer and compact track loaders, along with updates across its compact excavator lineup earlier this year at CONEXPO-CON/AGG, HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the formation of a new team dedicated to Hyundai compact equipment sales and support.

Hyundai has hired …

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Skanska Building Operations in Atlanta Expands Senior Executive Team with Addition of Jefferson

ATLANTA, GA — Skanska announces Kay Jefferson as Vice President of Business Development of its Atlanta building operations. Jefferson brings a breadth of experience to the Atlanta market, including nearly 20 years of experience in business development, strategic marketing, community engagement, and operations, and over 10 years of experience in …

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USDOT Awards $25M RAISE Grant for 2.2 Miles of Atlanta BeltLine Multi-Use Trail

ATLANTA, GA — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces the award of a $25 million Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant to the City of Atlanta and Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. The funds will be used for the construction of a 2.2-mile network of multi-use trails in …

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Skanska Completes Transformative Project at Coachman Park in Downtown Clearwater

CLEARWATER, FL — Skanska USA, a construction and development firm, announces the delivery of Coachman Park, a transformative waterfront redevelopment in Downtown Clearwater, Florida, that is creating an outdoor destination that will serve both locals and visitors.

Under the approximately $72 million construction contract with the City of Clearwater, …

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HDR Appoints Schedel as Director of Coastal Programs

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Angela Schedel, Ph.D., P.E., joins HDR as its Director of Coastal Programs, based in Jacksonville, Florida. In this position, she will strengthen and accelerate the firm's efforts in helping communities face coastal zone impacts.

Schedel brings extensive experience in equipping the industry with hazard-resilient best practices. …

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H&E Opens New Branch in the Mobile Area

MOBILE, AL — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Mobile branch, its fifth rental location in the state of Alabama. The branch includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and can handle a variety of construction and general industrial equipment.

“Our …

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Burns & McDonnell Awarded Engineer of Record for Wastewater Treatment Facility Supporting Growth in the City of Perry

PERRY, GA — Burns & McDonnell will be the engineer of record for a new construction manager at risk wastewater treatment facility for the City of Perry. The new plant on a 46-acre greenfield site will accommodate needs for new homes and businesses, including a planned industrial park nearby.

The …

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Stantec Hires Gartner to Lead Transportation Business in Gulf Coast States

TAMPA, FL — Stantec hires Paula Gartner to lead its transportation business in the Gulf Coast region. Gartner brings more than 30 years of engineering consulting experience to the role. She will be responsible for managing and growing Stantec’s transportation business in the region, including two of the firm’s largest …

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates the Topping Out of 300 Banyan in West Palm Beach, Florida

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Gilbane Building Company, Brand Atlantic Real Estate Partners, Wheelock Street Capital, and teams of skilled builders and tradespeople recently celebrated the topping out of 300 Banyan. This marks the completion of vertical construction on the 12-story building, which has 115,000 square feet …

Florida Governor Champions Transportation Infrastructure Through the Framework for Freedom Budget with $14.8B Investment

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis signed his Florida Framework for Freedom Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024, which prioritizes Florida’s transportation infrastructure with a historic investment of $14.8 billion for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to fund essential projects to bolster the state’s transportation network, address congestion, enhance safety, …

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Ferrovial Awarded the Improvement of I-85 in Atlanta for $79M

ATLANTA, GA — Ferrovial, through its U.S. construction subsidiary, has been awarded the contract to improve a section of I-85 in Atlanta, Georgia, for $79 million. The project reinforces its presence in the country, a strategic market for the company generating the largest volume of its income.

The Georgia …

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JE Dunn and Dongwha Electrolyte Break Ground for New Production Facility in Clarksville

CLARKSVILLE, TN — JE Dunn and Dongwha Electrolyte broke ground on a brand new 35,000-square-foot production facility in Clarksville, Tennessee. Located northeast of the city, the new facility will produce electrolyte material, a chemical that allows an electrical charge to pass between two terminals inside a lithium-ion battery. The groundbreaking …

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Jacksonville Jaguars Unveil Plans for Stadium of the Future

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Jacksonville Jaguars introduces conceptual designs for the Stadium of the Future, a design project nearly three years in the making intended to inspire a transformation of Downtown Jacksonville.

The Jaguars and City of Jacksonville officials began work toward a long-term stadium solution in July 2020 with …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Hires Leal as Head of Florida

MIAMI, FL — As part of its growth plan to increase market share in large-scale projects and expand into new sectors, Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, hires Alexis Leal as Head of Florida. Leal is tasked with leading the team in the diversification of sectors …

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BOMAG Americas Expands its National, Regional Rental Sales Force

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas announces a new National Accounts Manager plus recent additions to its regional rental sales manager (RSM) team. Having a sales manager dedicated to national and larger regional rental chains plus RSMs serving smaller territories allows BOMAG to enhance the level of sales support it offers …

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates ABC Award for the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Gilbane Building Company recently accepted the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) Eagle Award for Excellence in Construction for the Museum of the American Arts and Crafts Movement project. The ABC Awards ceremony celebrates the year’s most outstanding construction projects and contractors for their achievements in leadership, …

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New AdventHealth Riverview Hospital Reaches Important Construction Milestone

TAMPA, FL — Construction firm Robins & Morton and AdventHealth West Florida Division celebrated the topping out of the new AdventHealth Riverview Hospital. The topping out ceremony marks the structural completion of the hospital.

"The topping out of AdventHealth Riverview Hospital is a significant milestone in our efforts to expand …

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Florida Coast Equipment Strengthens Commitment to Florida Customers with Space Coast Facility

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — Florida Coast Equipment (FCE), the nation’s largest Kubota equipment dealership, announces the opening of its newest location in Mims, Florida, expanding their presence to the Space Coast. This dealership offers a comprehensive range of Kubota products, including parts, sales, service, and rentals, serving the communities …

Jacobs Selected as Program Manager for Orlando International Airport Terminal C

ORLANDO, FL — Jacobs was selected by the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) to provide executive program management and oversight services at Orlando International Airport. Through infrastructure management at the airport's new Terminal C, Jacobs will help GOAA accommodate an additional 10-12 million passengers annually. Jacobs will also oversee projects …

Heroes on the Water Announces Partnership with Alta Equipment Company

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Heroes on the Water announces a partnership with Alta Equipment Company in the state of Florida. The partnership will provide opportunities for Heroes on the Water to expand their kayak fishing programs while giving Alta Equipment employees a chance to volunteer and positively impact their community.

“Our …

Manhattan Road & Bridge Company Acquires Jensen Construction Company (South Division) Assets and Project Contracts

TULSA, OK — Tulsa-based Manhattan Road & Bridge Co., Manhattan Construction Group’s heavy highway infrastructure subsidiary specializing in bridge construction, acquires the assets and select project contracts of Jensen Construction Co. (South Division). Jensen specializes in overwater bridge construction and is the oldest operating subsidiary of The Rasmussen …

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Takeuchi Donates Engine to Diesel Technology Programs at Athens Technical College

ATHENS, GA — Students enrolled in the Diesel Equipment Technology program at Athens Technical College will soon be able to learn their trade by working with real-life excavator engines courtesy of Takeuchi-US. The compact equipment manufacturer has donated four diesel engines worth approximately $66,000 to the school as part …

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Alabama Associated General Contractors Hosts the Annual BUILDSouth Awards

BIRMINGHAM, AL — The Alabama Associated General Contractors (Alabama AGC) recognized the most innovative projects, safety efforts, and other victors of the statewide construction industry at the annual BUILDSouth Awards Ceremony at the Club in Birmingham.

The BUILDSouth Awards celebrate members who have made achievements in safety, workforce expansion, and …

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Foley Lynx is like Hiring a Full-Time Service Technician for Cat Equipment

Foley Lynx is a support service that gives Foley Equipment customers access to a dedicated service technician right from their phone.

“The easiest way to explain it is to say it’s Siri for your equipment,” said Travis LaDuke, Lynx Consultant at Foley Equipment. “You have a question, and we …

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Brasfield & Gorrie Breaks Ground on Davidson Technologies’ New Global Headquarters in Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Davidson Technologies, Inc. recently broke ground in a ceremony celebrating the construction of their new global headquarters at Huntsville, Alabama’s Redstone Gateway.

“This is a very fitting progression for this company, coming from being here and being a local homegrown company, and then growing into Redstone Gateway …

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Thompson Pump Distributor Florida Pumping Solutions Expands Services and Improves Customer Experience with New Acquisition

PORT ORANGE, FL — Thompson Pump announces its distributor Florida Pumping Solutions (FPS) is expanding its services with the acquisition of American Sock & Dewatering, a socking company in Northern Florida. FPS is a distributor for Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of heavy-duty, diesel-powered bypass and dewatering …

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Tidewater Equipment Supports Team Rubicon Disaster Relief Efforts in Selma, Alabama with CASE Equipment

RACINE, WI — Tidewater Equipment, a CASE Construction Equipment dealer with locations in southern Georgia, Enterprise, Alabama, and portions of the Florida panhandle, has donated equipment and support for Team Rubicon's recent tornado disaster response and recovery efforts in Selma, Alabama.

On January 12, 2023, multiple tornadoes hit the …

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Hillsborough County Aviation Authority Awards the New Airside D to the Hensel Phelps Design-Build Team

TAMPA, FL — The Hillsborough County Aviation Authority (HCAA) awards the design-build team consisting of Hensel Phelps, HNTB Corporation, Gensler, and The Beck Group the contract to design and construct the new Airside D at the Tampa International Airport (TPA) in Florida.

The HCAA Board of Directors …

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Lane Construction, Superior Construction to Collaborate on $1B Joint Venture for Florida DOT

TAMPA, FL — The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of the Webuild Group, and its joint-venture partner Superior Construction, have been named the preferred team in exclusivity for a project to modernize the Westshore Interchange (I-275/SR 60) in Tampa, Florida, a multi-year effort with a combined …

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates the Topping Out of the Venice Campus Bed Tower Expansion

VENICE, FL — Gilbane Building Company and Sarasota Memorial Health Care System marked a major milestone with the topping out of the Venice Campus Bed Tower expansion. Opening in 2024, the new patient tower will add 102 new private patient rooms to the Venice hospital, with dedicated surgical, cardiac, and …

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Engineering/Architecture Firm Halff Celebrates Expansion into Orange County/Orlando Area

WINDERMERE, FL — Halff, an employee-owned, diverse, and multidiscipline professional engineering and architecture firm in Central Florida for more than 35 years, has opened an office in Orange County in Windermere, Florida.

Duane Booth, an Orlando native, will oversee the Windermere office as Operations Manager. He brings 36 …

Construction Partners, Inc. Completes Alabama Acquisition of Southern Site Contractors

DOTHAN, AL — Construction Partners, Inc. (CPI), a vertically integrated civil infrastructure company specializing in the construction and maintenance of roadways across six southeastern states, announces that it has acquired the Huntsville, Alabama, operations of Southern Site Contractors, an excavation, grading, and utilities contractor.

"We are pleased with this …

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Nacey Joins NELSON Worldwide as Senior Project Manager, CCJ&E

ALPHARETTA, GA — Architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide welcomes Aaron Nacey as Senior Project Manager for the Civic, Community, Justice, & Education (CCJ&E) practice. In his new role, Nacey will cross-collaborate with the client, design, and contracting teams to successfully navigate project scopes, schedules, and budgets from ideation …

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Balfour Beatty Completes Construction Activities at The Krog District

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty completes construction of The Krog District redevelopment project, which provides new and additional life in Atlanta, Georgia. Retailers, consumers, and a slate of upcoming tenants will enjoy the mixed-use space delivered using the latest technologies and lean construction methods in partnership with architect ASD | …

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Francis Promoted to Vice President/General Manager of Alston Construction's Nashville Office

NASHVILLE, TN — Alston Construction announces the promotion of Wayne Francis to Vice President/General Manager of the Nashville office. With nearly 40 years of experience in the construction industry, Francis has a proven track record of success and leadership.

Francis joined Alston in 2020 as Project Director, where he quickly …

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Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Palmetto High School Replacement Project

PALMETTO, FL — Gilbane Building Company announces the ground breaking of the Palmetto High School replacement project. The School District of Manatee County has partnered with SchenkelShultz Architects and Gilbane Building Company to perform services that entail renovations, upgrades, and new construction of a two-story building with a 60,000-square-foot addition …

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Sakai America Expands Georgia Dealer Coverage with NED for Soil Compaction

RICHMOND-HILL, GA — Sakai America, Inc. announces its expanded dealership coverage in the state of Georgia with National Equipment Dealers, LLC. (NED). NED and Sakai are well-positioned to support customers throughout the state with four branches located in Richmond-Hill, Dallas, Douglas, and Macon, Georgia.

“NED has done an exceptional job …

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Sundt Hires Duncan as Senior Project Engineer in Florida

TAMPA, FL — Sundt Construction’s Industrial Group hires Mario Duncan in Florida as a Senior Project Engineer.

“We’re excited to have Mario back with Sundt,” said David Rieken, Regional Manager for Sundt’s Industrial Group. “His knowledge of Sundt and experience in the industry will help us grow in …

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Manhattan Construction Company Honored as Top Safety Leader by Associated Builders and Contractors

TULSA, OK — Manhattan Construction Company (Manhattan) announces it has earned a National Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), presented at the 33rd annual Excellence in Construction Awards during ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

Manhattan won the Pinnacle Award for its forward-looking safety program. This is the …

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D.H. Griffin Companies Signs Agreement to Purchase Komatsu PC900LC-11 Excavator from Linder Industrial Machinery

After signing a purchase agreement, D.H. Griffin Companies has become the first company in the United States to own the Komatsu PC900LC-11 excavator. The excavator was purchased during CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2023 from Linder Industrial Machinery, a heavy equipment dealer offering a variety of new, used, and rental equipment, along with …

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Florida DOT Opens First in the Southeast Concrete Testing Facility on U.S. 301

CLAY COUNTY, FL — Drivers on northbound U.S. 301 will soon play an important role in the Florida Department of Transportation’s (FDOT) effort to identify the most effective concrete pavement designs throughout the state. The new concrete “test road” is the first of its kind in the southeastern United …

Tennessee General Assembly Passes Gov. Lee’s Landmark $3.3B Transportation Bill

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) recently marked the legislative passage of the Lee administration’s Transportation Modernization Act, a landmark bill that will create a new strategy and invest $3.3 billion to accommodate Tennessee’s record growth, address traffic congestion, and meet transportation needs across rural and urban …

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Hernandez-Ayala Joins Perkins&Will’s Atlanta Studio to Lead Urban Multifamily/Mixed-Use Practice

ATLANTA, GA — Colline Hernandez-Ayala joins Perkins&Will’s Atlanta, Georgia, studio to lead its Urban Multifamily/Mixed-Use practice in the U.S. Southeast. In her leadership role as a Principal, Hernandez-Ayala will focus on planning and design for mixed-use residential development projects — a specialty she has honed over the past three …

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Jacobs to Manage Infrastructure Program for Fulton County Schools

ATLANTA, GA — Jacobs was selected by Fulton County Schools (FCS) in Atlanta, Georgia, to manage the Education Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (ESPLOST) Capital Improvement Program. The current program will implement FCS' Capital Plan 2027, which includes $648 million in capital improvements for FCS facilities, safety, and technology …

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Ven Named WSP USA Southeast Region Energy Lead

ATLANTA, GA — WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, hires Kung Ven as the firm's Energy Business Line Leader for its Southeast region.

In this role, Ven will manage the growth and performance of energy sector projects with a focus on generation, transmission and distribution, decarbonization, …

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Qcells Invests $2.5B in Solar Power Manufacturing Facility from the Gray/Stantec Design-Build Team

CARTERSVILLE, GA — With a historic $2.5 billion investment, Qcells is building a solar power manufacturing facility in Georgia. This is the largest solar investment in U.S. history and will offer significant benefits to the state and national economies. Gray, a global builder in the manufacturing industry, and Stantec …

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KCI Acquires Armeni Consulting Services, LLC

DULUTH, GA — KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, announces the acquisition of Armeni Consulting Services, LLC, a Georgia-based consulting firm providing a full range of estimating, scheduling, and constructability analysis for all types of bridges and heavy-civil infrastructure projects.

Founded …

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Halff Celebrates Grand Opening of Jacksonville Office at Gate Parkway North

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Halff employees and local community members recently celebrated the grand opening of a new office space in Jacksonville, Florida. The larger office accommodates the significant growth the firm has experienced during the last four years. Halff, an engineering and architecture firm, currently has 35 employees at its …

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Gilbane Building Company Breaks Ground on Sunbridge K-8 School

KISSIMMEE, FL — Gilbane Building Company joined the School District of Osceola County (SDOC) to celebrate the groundbreaking for Sunbridge K-8, located in Kissimmee, Florida. Attendees included Superintendent Dr. Deborah Pace; School Board Member Vice Chairwoman Erika Booth; Dave Sharma, Facilities Director; Ed Napier, Director of Construction Services, Zyscovich …

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Elden Joins The Austin Company as Project Executive for Aerospace and Defense

MERRITT ISLAND, FL — Christopher Elden, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, an executive with over 30 years of experience in management and operations, joins The Austin Company. Elden will serve as Project Executive for Austin's aerospace and defense work out of the company's new office in Merritt Island, Florida. …

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Ellison Construction Promotes Cory Ellison to President, Hires Harris as Executive Vice President

TAMPA, FL — Ellison Construction, formerly EWI Construction, a construction management firm in the Tampa Bay area, announces Cory Ellison as President and Brady Harris as the company's new Executive Vice President and partner of the firm.

Cory has been with Ellison Construction since its inception in 2007. Starting …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has a new funding and resource program designed to help communities launch large projects. It is called Thriving Communities, and it was created by passage of the Appropriations Act. The program will provide an abundance of funding, assistance, and other resources …

Jacobs Awarded $3.2B Contract at Kennedy Space Center

BREVARD COUNTY, FL — Jacobs was recently awarded the Consolidated Operations, Management, Engineering, & Test (COMET) contract at NASA Kennedy Space Center (KSC).

The contract is estimated at approximately $3.2 billion over 10 years and extends Jacobs' role managing KSC's launch infrastructure as well as ground processing for NASA programs, …

Dynapac North America Strengthens Dealer Network by Partnering with Alta Equipment Company in the Midwest and Florida

DETROIT, MI — Dynapac North America announces the expanded partnership with Alta Equipment Company to strengthen the product offerings and solutions to additional states across the United States. This partnership will provide customers access to Dynapac equipment, parts, and support to seven locations in Michigan, eight locations in Florida, five …

Construction Partners, Inc. Announces Planned Management Transition

DOTHAN, AL — Construction Partners, Inc. (CPI or Construction Partners), a vertically integrated civil infrastructure company specializing in the construction and maintenance of roadways across six southeastern states, announces — in accordance with the company's management succession plan — that Greg Hoffman will succeed Alan Palmer as Chief Financial Officer. …

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Superior Construction Unveils New Brand Identity, Celebrates 85th Anniversary

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Superior Construction, a family-owned infrastructure contractor, is unveiling the latest evolution of the Superior brand identity as the company celebrates its 85th year in business. The milestone year and new visual identity come on the heels of a record-breaking year of success in 2022.

The newly …

UES Acquires Faulkner Engineering Services, Expands Expertise in Florida

ORLANDO, FL — UES, a national engineering and consulting company, acquires Faulkner Engineering Services, an environmental services, geotechnical engineering, and construction materials testing firm in Tampa, Florida.

Founded in 2005 by David W. Faulkner, P.E., Faulkner Engineering Services is dedicated to protecting public safety and helping clients …

Halff Unveils Brand Refresh

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff announces a refresh of its brand. An employee-owned engineering and architecture firm started by Dr. Albert H. Halff in Dallas in 1950, Halff has grown to 1,400 employees in 28 offices in Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Texas. Halff also has seven Florida locations: Chipley, Crestview, …

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ARCO Design/Build Announces Leadership Transition of Schultze and New Leaders, Steigerwald and Stefan

ATLANTA, GA — ARCO Design/Build announces a transition in key leadership, as Rick Schultze, Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the parent company, retires as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and continues to serve as Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mark Mummert, former President and current Co-Chairman of the parent …

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Inside Georgia DOT’s LAP Program: How Felecia Basolo Helps Local Agencies Navigate Federal Aid for Transportation Projects

ATLAS DULUTH, GA — When Felecia Basolo opens her dashboard, an onslaught of information overwhelms the screen. “There are hundreds, maybe even thousands of people involved with federal aid,” she said. “I just try to keep all the chaos moving forward.”

As Deputy Program Manager of the Local Administered Projects …

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Komatsu’s Chattanooga Manufacturing Facility Begins Production of HM400-5 Articulated Trucks

CHATTANOOGA, TN — To support growing demand, Komatsu has begun producing the company’s HM400-5 articulated haul trucks at its factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While the trucks were produced in Chattanooga in the mid-2000s, in 2009 production shifted to the company’s plant in Ibaraki, Japan, where it has remained until now. …

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SEAA Partners with GMF Steel Group and Other Members to Host Students at Florida Career Event

LAKELAND, FL — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) held its second Career Fair to spread awareness about the career opportunities available in the steel construction industry. Hosted by member company GMF Steel Group in Lakeland, Florida, the Career Fair brought together approximately 100 students from five local high …

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Mobile Section of AlabamaAGC Installs Whitman as 2023 President

MOBILE, AL — The Mobile Section of the Alabama Associated General Contractors of America (AlabamaAGC) was honored to have Mobile’s Mayor Sandy Stimpson as the guest speaker for their Annual Meeting and Installation of Officers held at the Country Club of Mobile with a record crowd of members and guests. …

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The Nashville International Airport Terminal Lobby and International Arrivals Facility Team Reveals the New Grand Lobby

NASHVILLE, TN — After roughly 38 months of design and construction, Hensel Phelps reached a monumental milestone by turning over the new Nashville International Airport Terminal Lobby to the public for the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority.

The design-build project with Fentress Architects showcases a new airwave roof extending from the …

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DuBois Joins VHB as Senior Airport Planner

ORLANDO, FL — VHB is expanding its aviation practice with the addition of Dave DuBois as Senior Airport Planner in the Southeast. DuBois will collaborate with VHB aviation clients to enhance their airport planning projects, implement sustainability, and navigate the significant investments set aside for aviation in the recently passed …

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Frank Becomes President of AIA Florida

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Beverly L. Frank, AIA, LEED AP, is the new President of the Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Florida). An architect whose work spans multiple Florida public universities, municipal and civic work, and several projects for the Tampa Bay Lightning, Frank's Tampa Bay-based, …

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COWI North America Welcomes Westphal as New Head of Section

TALLAHASSEE, FL — COWI North America, Inc. (COWI) announces that John Westphal, P.E., has joined COWI in North America as a Head of Section/Associate Project Director to support the growing Southeast Transportation team.

Westphal brings with him over 18 years of experience in engineering design, construction, contract administration, and …

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Ryan Breaks Ground on Feeding Tampa Bay’s Headquarters Expansion

TAMPA, FL — Ryan Companies announces the beginning of construction on Feeding Tampa Bay’s new headquarters. The company will lead the project as the design-build firm with BDG Architects as the architect of record.

Slated to open in 2024, Feeding Tampa Bay’s new 210,463-square-foot headquarters will allow the organization to …

Florida Governor Makes Historic $14.7B Investment in Florida’s Transportation Future

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis unveils his Framework for Freedom Budget for Fiscal Year 2023-2024. The proposed $14.7 billion budget prioritizes a historic investment in transportation infrastructure across the state of Florida. This investment is in addition to the Moving Florida Forward Infrastructure Initiative, which invests $4 billion to …

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Hartsfield-Jackson Celebrates T-North Extension Opening

ATLANTA, GA — Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has officially opened its Concourse T-North Extension at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“Adding [the T-North extension] to our infrastructure simply strengthens our position as a global gateway,” Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens said. “The extension will enhance the customer experience. ... So I'm happy …

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Highlands College Opens First On-Campus Student Housing

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Highlands College has opened the first residence hall on its new campus in Birmingham, Alabama, creating the opportunity for students to live on campus for the first time.

The residence hall supports the four-pillar approach of Highlands College that leverages academic instruction, hands-on training, spiritual development, and …

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Ryan Breaks Ground on 50th Charter School Project

BRADENTON, FL — Along with Red Apple Development, Ryan Companies is celebrating the ribbon cutting of Lakewood Ranch Preparatory Academy Lower School, a K-5 charter school, and the construction start of the upper school grades 6-12.

This new project marks Ryan's 50th time they have been the general contractor …

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University of Miami Announces Plans for New Football Operations Center

MIAMI, FL — The University of Miami and Miami Athletics shares plans to build a new on-campus football operations center for Hurricanes football. Designed by HOK and Arquitectonica, the seven-story building will elevate the program and the student-athlete experience.

“We are excited to announce plans to build this best-in-class, …

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Dewberry Names Wilson Operating Unit Manager for Florida and Southern Alabama

ORLANDO, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Cliff Wilson, PE, has been named Operating Unit Manager over the firm’s Florida and Southern Alabama offices. The firm has offices as far south as Sarasota and as far north as Jacksonville and Pensacola, Florida. Wilson …

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Long Joins VHB as Senior Transportation Engineering Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB expands their transportation management, design, and operations team in the southeast with the addition of Todd Long as Senior Transportation Engineering Manager in Orlando. Long's insight on complex transportation projects for federal, state, and local governments will be instrumental in helping communities increase capacity and make …

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Terex Utilities Promotes Cammisa to Senior Director of Services

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Utilities announces that Nick Cammisa has been promoted to Senior Director of Services, and will now lead the Terex Services team.

“Nick brings well-rounded experience to his role as Senior Director of Services from branch management, sales, and strategic account management, and is positioned to lead …

Hoar Construction Increases National Reach with Larger Presence in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Hoar Construction announces the opening of a larger office in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to cement the firm’s presence in the eastern part of Tennessee, Northwest Georgia, and Northeast Alabama and expand capabilities with this new space. Chattanooga was the second Tennessee-based office for Hoar Construction — joining their …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

SUWANEE, GA — The familiar brand of orange construction equipment known as Doosan will now be called DEVELON throughout the world. Under the new brand name, the company will continue providing innovative products and solutions, further cementing its status as a global leader in construction equipment and solutions for the …

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Centennial Yards Company Breaks Ground on $5B 50-Acre Mixed-Use Development to Transform Downtown Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Centennial Yards Company announces the groundbreaking of Centennial Yards, one of the largest city-center developments in the United States. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens joined Atlanta Hawks owner Tony Ressler; CIM Group Co-Founder and Principal Richard Ressler; Grant Hill, Vice Chair of Atlanta Hawks; and Michael Russell …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates 8th Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — The U.S. Department of Labor recently held its annual National Apprenticeship Week, with Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. celebrating the event by recognizing the men and women who teach or are enrolled in the company’s in-house Apprenticeship Training Program. An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the …

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Gresham Smith Wins Top Prize in ACEC Tennessee’s Engineering Excellence Awards

NASHVILLE, TN — Gresham Smith announces that the design of the I-24 MOTION project for the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) received the 2022 Grand Conceptor Award, the top prize, from the American Council of Engineering Companies Tennessee (ACEC Tennessee) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards program.

Three additional Gresham Smith-designed projects …

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LEO A DALY Earns Multiple AIA Palm Beach Design Awards

PALM BEACH, FL — Several LEO A DALY projects received 2022 Design Awards from the Palm Beach chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

“It is great to be recognized by the AIA for our design and the work of our team to execute these challenging and impactful facilities,” …

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Schwabacher Named Design Principal in HOK’s Washington, D.C., Tampa, and Miami Studios

WASHINGTON, D.C. — HOK promotes Roger Schwabacher, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to Design Principal in its Washington, D.C., Tampa, and Miami studios. He takes over in Washington, D.C., for Bill Hellmuth, FAIA, LEED AP, who recently announced that he will retire in April 2023. In addition to his …

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Tennessee Started 837 Transportation Projects in Year-One of Infrastructure Law, New Report Shows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tennessee leveraged $1.1 billion in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 837 new improvement projects in communities across the state during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September …

Sunbelt Rentals Sets the Gold Standard for Recruiting, Employing, and Retaining Veterans

FORT MILL, SC — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, has been recognized with three awards for its efforts to recruit and retain military veterans in North America and globally.

For the first time, Sunbelt Rentals has received the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans (HIRE …

Dobbs Equipment, LLC Named to John Deere’s Onyx Circle

GROVETOWN, GA — John Deere Construction and Forestry Division names Dobbs Equipment, LLC in Grovetown, Georgia, as a 2022 winner of its Onyx Circle award. The award recognizes John Deere’s top-performing dealers in terms of earning customers’ business, as determined by key performance metrics.

“Over the last year, Dobbs Equipment, …

RS&H Hires Nicol as Chief Strategy Officer

JACKSONVILLE, FL — RS&H announces that Bryan Nicol has joined the national architecture, engineering, and consulting (AEC) firm as Chief Strategy Officer. Nicol will lead the development and execution of the firm’s strategic initiatives, short- and long-term growth objectives, and new business and expansion opportunities, working closely with RS&H’s senior …

Tennessee Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C Grade

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the 2022 Report Card for Tennessee's Infrastructure, with 13 categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of a C, the same grade given by the section in its 2016 report. That means Tennessee’s infrastructure is …

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Superior Construction Wins Two Florida DOT Projects Worth a Combined $112.5M

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, has won two Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) contracts worth approximately $112.5 million. The heavy civil contractor was awarded FDOT’s project to complete improvements to the I-295 and U.S. 17 Interchange, as well as a contract to improve the …

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Superior Construction Receives 2022 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Award

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Superior Construction, an American family-owned infrastructure contractor, received the American Road & Transportation Builders Association's National Contractors Safety Award for its safety program.

Superior was one of four contractors to receive the award nationwide and won in the mid-size category for companies with one million …

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Kinchen Named National Construction Director for Water Projects at Burns & McDonnell

KANSAS CITY, MO — Dave Kinchen has been named National Director of Construction for Burns & McDonnell water projects. He will have overall responsibility for strategic positioning and growth of water construction projects throughout all 50 U.S. states.

Kinchen has nearly 35 years of experience working for self-perform national and …

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JLG’s All-New E18 Vertical Mast Lifts Now Available

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and a global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, introduces an all-new vertical mast lift series to the market. The new JLG E18MCL model is well-suited for construction and industrial applications that require outdoor and indoor …

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SHVO Secures Historic Preservation Board Approval for One Soundscape Park in Miami Beach

MIAMI BEACH, FL — SHVO, a real estate development and investment firm, announces the Historic Preservation Board's (HPB) approval for One Soundscape Park, a new ultra-luxury office property in Miami Beach.

In a recent meeting, the HPB reviewed plans for the contemporary high-design and high-performance property designed by Peter …

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HNTB Names Nuevo as South Florida Office Leader

MIAMI, FL — Mario Nuevo, PE, has been named as Vice President and South Florida Office Leader for HNTB Corporation. Based in Miami, Nuevo brings multiple decades of engineering, construction, and infrastructure consulting experience to the firm. His leadership will help address South Florida’s growing mobility needs by delivering …

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Alabama AGC Hosts Construction Leadership Council Leadership Development Conference

MOBILE, AL –– Alabama Associated General Contractors (AGC) recently served as the chapter host for the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) Leadership Development Conference. The event took place at the historic Grand Hotel Golf Resort and Spa in Mobile, Alabama.

The conference, co-hosted by AGC of America, brings together the nation's …

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Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV Awarded Five-Year Contract for Water/Wastewater Projects by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

MOBILE, AL — Stantec and Freese and Nichols (Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV) have been awarded a five-year, $25-million multiple award task order contract for architecture and engineering services by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District. Stantec-Freese and Nichols JV will provide the district’s Water and Wastewater Technical …

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Hensel Phelps Wins Project of the Year and Two Eagle Awards at ABC Central Florida Excellence in Construction Award Ceremony

ORLANDO, FL — Associated Builders and Contractors’ (ABC) Excellence in Construction awards program is a competition that honors both general and specialty contractors for innovative and high-quality merit shop construction projects. The award honors all construction team members, including the contractor, owner, architect, and engineer. All projects were judged …

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VHB Expands Florida Trail Network with Orlando Urban Trail Gap & Extension

Outdoor activities like bike riding and trail use are booming nationwide and are especially popular in the Sunshine State where weather favors year-round use. Paved multi-use trails have numerous benefits beyond health and wellness. VHB recently partnered with the City of Orlando and Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) to complete …

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Dothan City Center Design and Redevelopment Plan Recognized

The Alabama Chapter of the American Planning Association (ALAPA) has recognized the Dothan City Center Design and Redevelopment Plan with the 2022 Franklin M. Setzer Urban Design Award.

Conferred at the annual award program, the award was nominated by the Wiregrass Foundation and is given in memory of Frank Setzer, …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announced that the company has changed its headquarters from Sunnyvale, California to Westminster, Colorado.

Westminster is Trimble’s largest employment center in the U.S. and serves as a central business hub for several of Trimble’s core market segments including agriculture, construction and geospatial. In addition, …

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Balfour Beatty Delivers Greenstone Properties’ 14th + Spring Office Tower and Crescent Communities’ NOVEL Midtown

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty completes construction of Greenstone Properties’ and Crescent Communities’ joint development in Atlanta featuring the newly delivered 14th + Spring Office Tower and NOVEL Midtown multifamily community. The new multifamily and office towers add Class A+ office space, 340 residential apartments, and 3,200 square …

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Freese and Nichols Adds Hudock to Lead Water Resource Projects in Southeast US

ATLANTA, GA — Freese and Nichols welcomes Gregg Hudock, PE, as Leader of the firm’s water resource design team in Georgia. A skilled dam engineer and solutions-oriented integrator of all the dam-related technical practice areas, he can help clients address dam safety issues, water supply needs, and flood-impact mitigation. …

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CASE Names Real Turf Solutions as the Winner of the 2022 CASE Kickstart Business Development Contest

FORT VALLEY, GA — CASE Construction Equipment names Terry McNair and his landscaping company Real Turf Solutions of Fort Valley, Georgia, the recipient of the CASE Kickstart business development program for 2022.

"We salute Terry for his entrepreneurial spirit, people-first approach and dedication to his entire team," said Terry Dolan …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Hollywood, Florida

HOLLYWOOD, FL — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Hollywood, Florida rental branch, its 10th in the state of Florida. It includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and is capable of handling a variety of construction and general industrial equipment …

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USACE Awards Large, Foundational Construction Contract for CEPP EAA A-2 Reservoir

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Jacksonville District, awarded the second Corps construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area (CEPP EAA) Phase Reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP). This contract is for the foundation and cutoff wall …

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Exyn Technologies and Trimble Collaborate on a Proof of Concept for a Fully Autonomous Surveying Solution for Construction

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and Exyn Technologies, a pioneer in multi-platform robotic autonomy for complex, GPS-denied environments, announce a strategic collaboration to explore the use of autonomous construction surveying technology. The solution will integrate Boston Dynamics' Spot robot, the ExynPak powered by ExynAI, and the Trimble X7 total station. …

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Trimble and HP Collaborate to Explore the Use of Robotic Technology for Autonomous Indoor Construction Layout

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble and HP are collaborating on the integration of Trimble's latest robotic total station with HP's new SitePrint robotic layout solution. The solution focuses on transforming the layout process for indoor construction projects.

The announcement was made at the Trimble Dimensions+ Conference, where HP and Trimble …

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Trimble Construction Cloud Powered by Microsoft Azure Launches at Trimble Dimensions+ Conference

LAS VEGAS, NV — Trimble announces the launch of Trimble Construction Cloud powered by Microsoft Azure, an industry cloud to streamline construction projects. Trimble Construction Cloud was developed as part of Trimble's collaboration with Microsoft to advance technology adoption and accelerate the digital transformation of the construction, agriculture, and transportation …

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Boxold Joins HNTB as Vice President in the Southeast Division

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Jim Boxold, AICP, joins HNTB Corporation as Government Relations Officer and Vice President in Florida. In this role, Boxold will be responsible for helping advance transportation priorities and projects for HNTB clients throughout Florida, calling on his nearly two decades of state government experience, which culminated …

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Barton Malow Builders Announces Arndt as Tampa Construction Market Leader

TAMPA, FL — Barton Malow Builders appoints Larry Arndt as Senior Director to lead the firm’s growing Tampa office, which recently relocated to a new space in the Westshore District. A 30-year veteran of the design and construction industry, Arndt also serves as Barton Malow’s National Healthcare Leader with cross-market …

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Sundt Hires Holtz as Project Director

TAMPA, FL — Sundt Construction hires Aaron Holtz as a new Project Director in its Industrial Group.

"Aaron's experience and work ethic will be a great addition to our Group," said Brad Tackett, Business Development Manager for Sundt's Industrial Group. "He will be an excellent asset in our efforts …

Takeuchi Launches New Line of Hydraulic Hammers

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi has added seven sound-suppressed hydraulic hammer models to the Takeuchi Attachment Program, helping compact track loader and compact excavator owners accomplish more with their machines.

“Hydraulic hammers are invaluable attachments for breaking up asphalt, concrete, rocks, and other hard materials,” said Lee Padgett, Product Manager …

Curry Supply Co. Attends, Provides Recap of CAT UEM Conference

HOLLIDAYSBURG, PA — The Curry Supply Co. team recently attended the CAT UEM conference. Curry Supply's Off Road Sales Manager Tom Schnakenberg and Regional Sales Manager Stephen Nelson represented the company at the conference. The event offered networking opportunities and the chance to reconnect, build new relationships, and discuss industry …

JLG Expands Authorized Service Provider Network to Support Customers’ Maintenance and Repair Needs

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, is expanding its network of Authorized Service Providers in the United States to provide equipment repair, warranty, maintenance, inspections, parts, and other support services nationwide to JLG customers. …

EPA Announces $315M WIFIA Loan to Increase Water Treatment Capacity and Reduce Emerging Contaminants in Nashville, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $315-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to Metro Water Services in Nashville, Tennessee. With EPA’s WIFIA loan, Metro Water Services will modernize its infrastructure to provide safe, reliable drinking water to its growing service area.

“Metro …

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Safe Site Check In and Procore Automate the Daily Log to Improve Labor Productivity and Safety

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Safe Site Check In, a construction management software company for jobsite productivity, announces an integration with Procore Technologies, Inc., a global provider of construction management software. Safe Site Check In quickly and accurately integrates field data into the Procore Construction Platform to help boost …

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Altamonte Springs Connects to Innovation with New Autonomous Vehicle Flex Path Plan

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, FL — VHB is helping the City of Altamonte Springs, Florida (population 45,500), elevate sustainability and transportation technology to improve mobility for residents and visitors — and electric autonomous vehicle (AV) shuttles are an important part of their plan. VHB partnered with the future-focused city to plan and …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Gray as Director of Marketing, Herron as Marketing Coordinator

ALTOONA, PA — Curry Supply Co. announces two new additions to the Curry team. The company welcomes Rob Gray as the new Director of Marketing, and Sara Herron as the Marketing Coordinator.

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In the Director of Marketing role, Gray will provide leadership in effective and focused marketing strategies. …
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Trammell Crow Company, High Street Residential, and Georgia Tech Break Ground on Science Square

ATLANTA, GA — Trammell Crow Company (TCC), a commercial real estate developer, hosted a groundbreaking ceremony in partnership with its residential subsidiary, High Street Residential (HSR), and Georgia Advanced Technology Ventures (GATV), a cooperative organization of the Georgia Institute of Technology, for the first phase of Science Square.

Formerly known …

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State Transportation Board of Georgia Elects New Leaders

ATLANTA, GA — The State Transportation Board of Georgia elected its new executive leadership team at its monthly board meeting. Kevin Abel was named Chairman; Robert Brown was named Vice Chairman; and Ann R. Purcell was named Secretary. The new positions are effective immediately. Board elections are held annually to …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Tops Off at the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina Event Center

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, completed the steel topping off of the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina’s new 38,000-square-foot event center, slated for completion this year.

In partnership with Adache Group Architects and HBA, the new, two-level building will feature 28,500 …

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University of Florida Unveils New Football Training Center

GAINESVILLE, FL — The James W. “Bill” Heavener Football Training Center at the University of Florida recently opened, just ahead of the 2022 season. Designed by HOK and constructed by Parrish-McCall, the 142,000-square-foot building includes two floors of high-performance training spaces for student-athletes. Modern amenities throughout the facility support …

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Wilden Releases New 76 mm (3") Metal Equalizer Surge Dampener - Integrated SD Series

GRAND TERRACE, CA — Wilden, a brand of PSG, a Dover company, has extended its line of metal Equalizer Surge Dampeners - Integrated SD Series (ISD) with the addition of a new 76 mm (3”) model. Designed to integrate directly into the manifold of a Wilden metal air-operated …

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Florida Poly's New Research Building Opens its Doors

LAKELAND, FL — Florida Polytechnic University unveiled its new Applied Research Center. The $47-million building expands the university's research capabilities and will further its mission to serve students and industry through excellence in education, discovery, and application of engineering and applied sciences.

At more than 90,000 square feet, the Applied …

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PeQueen Joins Dewberry’s Florida Water Practice

LAKELAND, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has hired Jeff PeQueen, PE, as Senior Project Engineer in its water practice, with an emphasis on stormwater site/civil design. PeQueen will be based in the firm’s Lakeland, Florida, office.

With more than 33 years …

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Portman, Hoar Announce Topping Out of the Moore Building in Midtown Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — One of the tallest new buildings in Nashville’s Midtown district has reached its highest point. National developer Portman and Creed Investment Company recently celebrated the topping out of the Moore Building, a 16-story office tower with street-level retail. Construction is set for completion in February 2023.

The …

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Balfour Beatty Completes New AdventHealth Training Center

ORLANDO, FL — Balfour Beatty successfully delivers the new AdventHealth Training Center in downtown Orlando, which serves as the training site for the Orlando Magic and a destination sports medicine center to Central Florida. The facility celebrated its official grand opening at a ceremonial event with Orlando Magic, AdventHealth, Balfour …

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Biden-Harris Administration Sending States Nearly $60B from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for America’s Roads and Bridges

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces that it has released $59.9 billion in Fiscal Year 2023 apportionments for 12 formula programs to support investment in critical infrastructure, including roads, bridges, and tunnels, carbon emission reduction, and safety improvements utilizing funding from President …

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Trimble and ABI GMBH Offer Trimble Ready Option for Piling and Drilling Machines

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and ABI Maschinenfabrik und Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH announce the introduction of a Trimble Ready factory option for new ABI MOBILRAM-Systems and DELMAG Drill Rigs. ABI piling and drilling machines shipped from the factory will be ready for the installation of the Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System, which …

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Junttan Oy to Offer Trimble Groundworks Machine Control for Piling Machines from the Factory

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble and Junttan Oy announce the availability of Trimble Groundworks Machine Control System for Piling Machines as a factory option on Junttan Oy foundation machines.

Trimble Groundworks is a 3D machine control system that improves efficiency and reduces downtime with stakeless navigation, productivity and quality monitoring, and …

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Trimble Introduces Horizontal Steering Control, Automatic Screed Width Control for Vogele Asphalt Pavers

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble introduces the Trimble Roadworks Paving Control Platform version 2.10 with Horizontal Steering Control for Vogele Navitronic asphalt pavers. The addition of Horizontal Steering Control and automatic screed width control for Vogele pavers is another step forward in Trimble's path toward machine control autonomy.

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Tennessee DOT Announces Chief Engineer Transition

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner Butch Eley has named Will Reid as its Chief Engineer and Deputy Commissioner.

Chief Engineer Paul Degges will serve as the Chief Policy Advisor, focusing on legislation and federal affairs. Degges' career at TDOT began in 1986 as an engineering student …

Mega Site Construction Job in Southeast Awarded to Barnett Southern Corporation and its Partnership

SAVANNAH, GA — Barnett Southern, a commercial and industrial site development company, and its business partners McLendon Enterprises and Complete Sitework Services, have been awarded the contract for site and utility development (Phase I) of the recently announced Hyundai Motors electric vehicle plant. The $5.5-billion manufacturing facility will …

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Ohland Begins Her Term as ASME President, Aims to Promote More Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

An active member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) since 1983, Karen J. Ohland has recently begun her term as the 141st President of the society. She is an ASME Fellow and the Associate Director for Finance and Operations at the Princeton University Art Museum.

Ohland has also …

GOMACO Appoints Harper as District Manager for the Southeast United States

ATLANTA, GA — Rodney Harper has been named District Manager for the Southeast United States. The appointment was made by Kent Godbersen, GOMACO’s Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Marketing. He replaces Vinnie Miller, who had managed the territory since 1975 and will be retiring from GOMACO. …

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SNC-Lavalin Awarded $60M US Contract for Georgia Department of Transportation's Design-Build Program

ATLANTA, GA — SNC-Lavalin Group Inc., a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a contract to provide general engineering consulting (GEC) and construction engineering and inspection (CEI) services for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). The company has been …

The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

At the center of any construction alternative power discussion is diesel. Diesel remains the go-to power on jobsites. According to the Diesel Technology Forum, 98 percent of construction's energy use in the United States comes from diesel.

But with global initiatives underway to reduce carbon emissions to net zero by …

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 …

First of the I-285 Eastside Bridge Replacements Opens to Traffic

DECATUR, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) announces the opening of the new Redwing Circle bridge over I-285 in DeKalb County. Construction partners closed the old structure on February 14, and the new bridge was completed ahead of the 180-day schedule allowance.

Continued construction activities include final …

Burns & McDonnell Names New Principals Leadership Class Amid Record-Breaking Growth

MAITLAND, FL — Burns & McDonnell promotes 35 employee-owners across the U.S. to the Principal Group after their contribution to a record year of sales and growth in 2021 for the 100 percent employee-owned engineering, construction, and architecture firm.

Last year, Burns & McDonnell supported 17,000 projects, grew by nearly …

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Margio Joins Neel-Schaffer as Senior Project Manager in Florida

MAITLAND, FL — Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announces that Joe Margio, PE, has joined the firm and will serve as a Senior Project Manager based in the firm’s Maitland, Florida, office.

Margio has 37 years of experience as a Project Manager and Engineer of Record for a wide variety of …

Stantec-Designed Strata Wynwood Mixed-Use Development Completed in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District

MIAMI, FL — The new Strata Wynwood mixed-use residential building, designed by global firm Stantec, is the newest addition to the Wynwood Arts District in Miami. The project includes 257 residential units, artist studios, three floors of office space, street-level retail, and 474 parking spaces. Stantec provided building architecture …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Drones — the aerial eye of the jobsite — have become a very versatile tool for earthmoving operations. Among the benefits: increasing efficiency, productivity, and accuracy on jobsites. In addition, drones help reduce unplanned costs and rework throughout a project by providing a steady stream of jobsite …

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

MILWAUKEE, WI — Preventive maintenance “is a very broad term,” said George MacIntyre, Product Manager at CONEXPO-CON/AGG exhibitor CASE Construction Equipment. “It can be as formal as the critical practice of performing regular service, as prescribed by the manufacturer of the machine, throughout the machine’s life. Or it …

Dewberry Welcomes Long as Assistant Business Unit Manager in Nashville, Tennessee

NASHVILLE, TN — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Jon Long, PE, LEED AP, has joined the firm as an Assistant Business Unit Manager in Nashville, Tennessee, to support the firm’s growth in the health care market.

Prior to joining Dewberry, Long was an Operations …

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Gresham Smith Founder, Batey M. Gresham Jr., Passes at Age 88

NASHVILLE, TN — Gresham Smith announces the passing of Batey M. Gresham Jr., AIA — one of the firm's founders. He was 88 years old.

"Our hearts are heavy today," said Gresham Smith CEO Rodney Chester. "Our firm, our profession, and our communities have lost a leader who inspired …

AECOM Awarded Program Management Contract for Orange County Public Schools in Florida

ORLANDO, FL — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it has been selected by Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) in Florida to provide program management services in support of its capital facility program. The district-wide program encompasses remodeling, renovations, and additions to existing schools and facilities as well as …

Van De Loo Joins VHB as Senior Land Development Project Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Danielle Van De Loo, PE, as Senior Project Manager on the Orlando Land Development team. She will lead the development, design, and permitting of new land development projects across Central Florida. With an increasing annual population of more than 300,000 residents, Van De Loo …

Hazley Named VHB Gulf Coast Managing Director

SARASOTA, FL — VHB is strengthening its integrated approach to projects in the Sunshine State by naming Demond Hazley, PE, as Managing Director of VHB Gulf Coast. Hazley's multidisciplinary background and client commitment will be instrumental in leading the Sarasota and Tampa offices at a time of booming population …

Florida DOT Receives Grants Totaling $37M to Enhance Transportation Safety

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) has been awarded two grants that support Florida’s commitment to enhancing safety and supporting innovative transportation solutions. The grants, awarded in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Transportation, bring over $37 million in new funding to Florida.

In partnership with …

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EXP Joins Hillsborough County Leaders at Apollo Beach Boulevard Ribbon Cutting

TAMPA, FL — EXP recently joined Hillsborough County leaders, partners, and community members to celebrate the official ribbon cutting of the Apollo Beach Boulevard/I-75 Roadway Construction Project. The ceremony, taking place at Paseo Al Mar Boulevard, acknowledges a year and a half of construction, design, and planning to complete the …

SmithGroup Opens First Southeastern Office in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — SmithGroup has opened its first office in the southeastern United States in Atlanta. The office in the Midtown neighborhood of the city is the firm’s 19th location worldwide, expanding the company’s footprint in the higher education and health care markets.

The Atlanta office is led by Robert …

PALFINGER Announces Daneluz as New Vice President Sales & Service NAM Region

COUNCIL BLUFFS, IA — Ismael Daneluz joins PALFINGER’s North American Region in the executive capacity of Vice President of Sales and Service. Daneluz will be responsible for developing strategic sales plans, based on the company’s goals, that will promote sales growth and customer satisfaction for the organization as well …

CASE, Tidewater Expand into Southern Alabama with new Construction Equipment Sales, Parts, and Service Operation

ENTERPRISE, AL — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Tidewater Equipment Company has expanded its construction equipment footprint in the southeastern United States with an all-new full-service location in Enterprise, Alabama — delivering equipment sales, parts, and service support to southern Alabama. This is Tidewater’s sixth construction equipment operation, and the company …

Fecon Appoints Linder Industrial Machinery as Distributor in Florida and Carolinas

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Fecon announces the addition of Linder Industrial Machinery as a new stocking distributor for the full lineup of Fecon mulching tractors, forestry mulchers, and attachments in the states of Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. They have 16 locations in Jacksonville, Ocala, Orlando, Plant City, Ft. Myers, …

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Kohler Engines Approves Usage of HVO in the USA

KOHLER, WI — All Kohler diesel-fueled engines are approved to use HVO in the United States, in line with ASTM D975 standard. This confirmation comes just a few months after European compliance was announced. In February, in fact, Kohler had announced approval to use HVO for all its diesel engines …

H&E Opens New Branch in Lakeland, Florida

LAKELAND, FL — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its new Lakeland, Florida, rental branch, its ninth in the state of Florida with many more planned. The facility includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop with six service bays. It is capable …

Interplan LLC Celebrates 50th Anniversary

LEMONT, IL — Architecture and engineering firm Interplan LLC announces a major milestone: celebrating its 50th anniversary. Launched in 1972 in a little red school house in Lemont, Illinois, Interplan now prepares the next generation of young leaders to keep the brand vibrant and relevant while building upon the values …

Investments at the Space Coast Propel Expansion for Burns & McDonnell

MELBOURNE, FL — Supporting momentum generated by aerospace, defense, and space projects along with historical launches along Florida’s Space Coast, Burns & McDonnell is opening a new 2,800-square-foot office in Melbourne, Florida. Burns & McDonnell employee-owners there will serve the firm’s Southeast clients that work primarily in space facilities and …

University of Miami Breaks Ground on New Comprehensive Cancer Center

MIAMI, FL — Designed by HOK, the University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center - Transformational Cancer Research Building (TCRB) will be a hub for cancer research, innovation, wellness, and patient-centered care.

The University of Miami recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the TCRB. Set to open in 2024, the …

Safety Culture in the Workplace: How Generational Differences Present Challenges, Opportunities

MILWAUKEE, WI — How do you create an effective safety culture in the workplace when you have an employee base that is so diverse?

It’s an important question for equipment manufacturers to ask and answer, and the latter can’t really be accomplished without a better understanding of what “culture” refers …

Tuff Torq Celebrates Grand Opening of Test Engineering Center

MORRISTOWN, TN — Tuff Torq Corporation celebrates a major milestone in its history with the grand opening of the Tuff Torq Test Engineering Center (T-TEC). The 17,000-square-foot facility allows for significant expansion of Tuff Torq’s testing capabilities and supports continued growth of the company.

Tuff Torq Corporation was established in …

Tips for Minimizing the Impact of Rising Fuel Prices

No one in the construction industry needs to be made aware of rising diesel prices over the past year. They have felt the pain. Through the first week in July, the average price of diesel fuel was nearly 70 percent higher than the year prior. There is no single magic …

Gilbane Building Company Begins Renovation at Orange Technical College in Orlando, Florida

ORLANDO, FL — Gilbane is providing construction management services for the comprehensive renovation project located in the heart of Creative Village within Orange Technical College’s (OTC) main campus. OTC is part of Orange County Public Schools and has five campuses offering various technical programs of study leading to career certifications …

El-Agroudy Joins VHB as Senior Water Resources Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Amr El-Agroudy, Ph.D., P.E., as Senior Water Resources Manager in Orlando, Florida. El-Agroudy brings insight into water resources practices that will help public and private clients address climate issues while reimagining communities.

El-Agroudy has more than 30 years of international and local experience enhancing …

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Leica Geosystems Launches New Safety Awareness Module in Leica ConX Cloud Solution

Leica Geosystems, part of Hexagon, announces the launch of the new safety awareness module in the cloud-based collaboration platform Leica ConX. The integration of Leica Geosystems’ safety awareness solutions with ConX increases safety on construction sites by collecting and visualising data that enhances awareness, speeds up hazard response, …

Walter P Moore Announces Martin as Design-Build Market Leader

TAMPA, FL — Walter P Moore has a history of successfully executing design-build projects. In an effort to continue these relationships and build new ones, the international engineering firm promotes Scott Martin as the Design-Build Market Leader.

“The design-build market has grown tremendously and is expected to account for nearly …

Florida Manatees Gain ‘Lift’ from Shuttlelift SCD09 Industrial Crane at ZooTampa

TAMPA, FL — To support its manatee care and rehabilitation program, ZooTampa has purchased a new Shuttlelift SCD09 carrydeck crane, replacing an older Shuttlelift crane that served the program’s staff for over 20 years.

These increasingly threatened, gentle sea mammals have endured habitat loss, dangers such as cold stress and …

Biden Signs Inflation Reduction Act into Law, $5B in Funding to Drive Low-Carbon Procurement in Buildings and Construction

The largest federal climate investment in U.S. history was made on August 16, after President Joe Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) into law. The act aims to fight climate change and address record inflation.

The IRA includes policies that will invest in U.S. energy production, reduce carbon emissions, …

American Institute of Architects Elects 100th President, Dowdell to Become First Black Woman President in AIA History

The American Institute of Architects (AIA) recently made history when the delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMAC, NCARB, SEED, LEED AP BD+C as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect. As the 100th AIA President, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial President. …

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More than 40 Industry Organizations Support Extending Buy America, Build America Act Waiver

When the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) was passed back in November 2021, it expanded Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) coverage to include certain construction materials used on federal-aid highway and transit projects. This was intended to strengthen Made in America requirements by ensuring projects use American-made iron, …

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

With proposed infrastructure programs being discussed to offset the economic impacts of COVID-19, aggregate materials could see a spike in demand. This progression can lead to increased profits for mineral processing operations. However, maximizing efficiency to capitalize on this opportunity requires the right equipment. It is critical that operations evaluate …

Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall Transformation Complete at the University of Georgia

ATHENS, GA — Designed by HOK and built by DPR Construction, the expanded Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall at the University of Georgia (UGA) supports the 2021-2022 college football national champions with 136,300 square feet of new space and 28,700 square feet of renovated space in the Butts-Mehre Heritage Hall athletic …

Burns & McDonnell Marks Rapid Growth, Creates Job Opportunities at its Atlanta Office

ATLANTA, GA — Brookhaven Mayor John Ernst and members of the city of Brookhaven and the Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce joined Burns & McDonnell leadership and employee-owners at a ribbon-cutting and open house event to celebrate the expansion of the firm’s Atlanta office.

Since opening its first Atlanta office in …

Burch Joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Brian Burch, PE, joins HNTB as a Senior Project Manager in the Southeast Division where he will focus on project delivery throughout the multi-state region, which includes North and South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, and Tennessee. Working out of the Atlanta office, Burch brings nearly three …

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Yanmar Compact Equipment’s Largest Mini Excavators Provide Maximum Power in Tight Spaces

GRAND RAPIDS, MN — Yanmar Compact Equipment offers the ViO80-1A and SV100-2A, the largest models in their mini excavator line. The machines provide the performance, efficiency, technology, and reliability needed for tough jobs, allowing for maximum productivity in construction, landscaping, and utility applications. Both models feature Yanmar Compact Equipment’s four-year/4,000-hour …

Kohler Co., Burns & McDonnell Complete 546,000-Square-Foot Distribution Warehouse at Kohler’s Huntsville Campus

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Kohler Co., a manufacturer of kitchen and bath products, and Burns & McDonnell have completed construction of a 546,000-square-foot warehouse at Kohler’s Huntsville campus. Spanning 28 acres, the major capital investment project will increase production and shipping capacity for the company’s lines of STERLING Vikrell bath and …

New CROFT-Designed Kennesaw Recreational Center Wins Design Award

KENNESAW, GA — CROFT & Associates' newly-designed recreational center for the city of Kennesaw has officially opened — and already won its first award. The $10.5-million, 48,700-square-foot recreational center, originally designed to be constructed in two phases, was ultimately completed in its entirety and ahead of schedule.

Not long …

Ryan to Build Taste and Scent Innovation and Customer Experience Center in Lakeland, Florida's Citrus Belt

LAKELAND, FL — Ryan Companies US, Inc. (Ryan), a national commercial real estate solutions provider, has been appointed as the lead developer, architect, construction, and management team on IFF’s new Citrus Innovation Center at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida. Ryan will break ground on the 28,000-square-foot facility this summer, …

HDR’s Lauzier Appointed to Chair of American Council of Engineering Companies Transportation Committee

ORLANDO, FL — HDR’s Andre “Andy” Lauzier has been appointed to serve as the American Council of Engineering Companies Transportation Committee Chairman for the 2022-23 term. Lauzier, HDR’s Transportation Planning and Design Director based in Florida, was selected by the ACEC leadership and announced at the annual ACEC convention. …

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Gates Joins VHB as Senior PD&E Project Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Sunserea (Dalton) Gates, PE, as Senior Project Manager in the Orlando Transportation Project Development and Environmental (PD&E) group. Gates will help VHB clients navigate the social, environmental, and economic effects of critical transportation projects while providing National Environmental Protection Act (NEPA) experience, perspective, and …

BOMAG Americas Remembers Industry Leader, Long-Time Team Member Bert DeJong After his Passing

RIDGEWAY, SC — It is with deep sadness that BOMAG Americas announces the passing of Bert DeJong, a company leader and industry veteran for more than 30 years. DeJong is well remembered for being smart, honest, and fair and an industry pioneer, who helped drive success for both rental …

Freedom First Budget Makes Record Investments in Florida’s Transportation Infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, FL — With Governor Ron DeSantis’ signing of the 2022-2023 Freedom First Budget, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) continues to build upon critical enhancements and innovations for Florida’s multimodal transportation system. This historic $12.6 billion in funding for Florida’s transportation infrastructure ensures that Florida continues to serve as …

Devine Joins HDR as Federal Architecture Principal

TAMPA, FL — Tim Devine, Jr., AIA, NCARB, has been named Federal Architecture Principal, where he will work to develop partnerships with clients, from the pursuit phase to project delivery, including programming, design, and construction close-out.

Devine supports the Southeast region, bringing more than 35 years of design expertise …

Vacuworx Appoints Tipton Executive Vice President, COO

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx announces that Robert Tipton has joined the company as Executive Vice President and has been appointed as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. Tipton joins the team with decades of knowledge in production and supply chain management, including executive leadership credentials and more than 20 years of …

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Hensel Phelps Awarded Zone 1 F-35 Flightline Facilities at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, FL — The United State Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mobile District awarded the Hensel Phelps Southeast District the $531-million Zone 1 F-35 Flightline Facilities project at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida.

In October 2018, Hurricane Michael swept through the Florida Panhandle and left many areas …

US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of traffic fatalities in the U.S. surged by 19 percent from 2019 to 2021. Traffic fatalities began to increase dramatically in 2020 even as vehicle travel rates plummeted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Traffic fatalities continued to increase in 2021 as vehicle travel returned to …

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SmithGroup Celebrates Ribbon-Cutting of the Transformed Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center

ATHENS, GA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, celebrates the opening of the newly modernized Piedmont Athens Regional Medical Center at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new patient tower. The new 229,000-square-foot, $194-million patient tower concludes a two-phase transformation of the medical campus in Athens, Georgia, designed by SmithGroup. …

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Terex Opens New Georgia Service Center

ATLANTA, GA — Terex Utilities has opened a new Terex Service Center in Georgia. The brand-new location in Atlanta was built-to-suit, offering full-service repair facilities, as well as inspections, preventative maintenance, transfers and rebuilds, and more.

“Atlanta continues to be one of the fastest growing cities in the Southeast U.S., …

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Associated General Contractors of Georgia Names Noblett as the 2022 Safety Leadership Award Winner

ATLANTA, GA — The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) announces Phillip Noblett, a Superintendent with Alston Construction Company, LLC, has received the Safety Leadership Award.

As the statewide chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, Inc. (AGC of America), AGC Georgia presents the Safety Leadership …

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I-285/I-20 East Interchange Project Advances with Announcement of Developer Selection

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) State Transportation Board approves selection of the Apparent Best Value Proposer for the I-285/I-20 East Interchange project, one of the Major Mobility Investment Program (MMIP) projects. Georgia DOT used a best-value procurement method for the Design-Build-Finance project, which evaluates both …

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Younglove Construction Wins ABC of Iowa Award

ATTALLA, AL — Younglove Construction, L.L.C., of Sioux City, Iowa, recently received a construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Gala, which was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Younglove Construction was recognized with a …

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Hoar Announces Topping Out on Science and Engineering Complex at UAB

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Hoar Construction announces the topping out of Phase I of the new Science and Engineering Complex at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), signifying the building reaching its highest point. The $76-million development represents Phase I of a three-part project that aims to consolidate all of …

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Michael C. Liptak, Co-Founder of ALL, Dies at 91

CLEVELAND, OH — The principal architect of the heavy lift equipment rental category and driving force behind The ALL Family of Companies has passed away. Michael C. Liptak was 91. Together with his wife, Marvine, and brothers Lawrence and Jake, Michael founded ALL Erection & Crane Rental in Cleveland, Ohio, …

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New Westbound SR 84 Bridge Installed Over I-95 in Fort Lauderdale

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — The newly constructed 209-foot westbound SR 84 bridge has been installed over I-95, part of the I-95 Express Lanes Phase 3C Project. The innovative operation was managed by the Archer Western - de Moya Joint Venture, along with Mammoet, BCC Engineering, and The Corradino …

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Design Renderings Revealed for the Museum of Science & History (MOSH)

JACKSONVILLE, FL — DLR Group releases updated design renderings for the Museum of Science & History in Jacksonville, Florida. In collaboration with DLR Group, the project is being realized through the design partnership of local firm kasper architects + associates and SCAPE landscape architecture.

The museum was originally founded …

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Telematics Expert Gives Industry Outlook

Most construction jobs run on tight timelines and margins, and to keep everything running on schedule and within budget, fleet managers use telematics to give visibility into their equipment’s location and operating condition any time of the day or night.

Telematics has been around for quite a while, however, it …

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U.S. Rep. Fleischmann Joins Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Burns & McDonnell Office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee

OAK RIDGE, TN — To support new and ongoing projects in the region, Burns & McDonnell opened a new, permanent office in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, construction, environmental and consulting firm plans to add 20 employees at this office, including hiring from local universities, within …

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Cerione Joins HNTB’s Aviation Team as National Practice Consultant

ORLANDO, FL — David Cerione joins HNTB as a National Practice Consultant and Vice President for the firm’s aviation practice. In this role, he will support aviation clients nationwide in the oversight and delivery of capital improvement programs. Cerione joins HNTB from another consulting firm where he served as National …

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Construction Salaries are on the Rise According to NCCER 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey

Skilled craft professionals continue to earn high wages, according to NCCER’s 2022 Construction Craft Salary Survey. More than 135 commercial, industrial and residential construction companies across the U.S., representing over 337,000 employees, participated in the survey. The individual craft areas reported provide average annual salaries, not including overtime, per …

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

The ever-growing labor shortage is a universal issue, affecting nearly every business sector that relies on the availability of a workforce. It’s an issue that was happening before the COVID-19 pandemic and has persisted.

According to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, there are 11.3 million job openings in the U.S., …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Expands South Florida Presence with New Office in West Palm Beach

WEST PALM BEACH, FL — In response to growing client and market demand, Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces the establishment of its newest office, located in The Square in the heart of West Palm Beach. The new office marks the firm’s second office in …

Sakai America Announces Changes in Sales Team

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — Sakai America, Inc. announces two changes within the sales department. Nick Zessack will transition from a Sales Support position to the Southeast Regional Sales Manager role. Zessack will continue to work out of the Adairsville, Georgia, head office, but will be the primary contact for Sakai heavy …

Wright Named AECOM’s Metro Atlanta Lead

ATLANTA, GA — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces the appointment of John D. Wright as its Metro Atlanta Lead. In this role, Wright will develop strategic relationships with key stakeholders and oversee the delivery of a broad range of infrastructure projects spanning numerous market sectors in the Metro …

Kubota Announces Grand Opening of R&D Center, Expanding North America-Based Innovation

GAINESVILLE, GA — Kubota North America Corporation (KNA), the parent company for Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) and Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA), and Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) recently celebrated the grand opening of the new 280-acre, Research and Development Center in the state of Georgia to meet the needs of …

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Understanding and Protecting Against Mold on Jobsites

Most hazards you’ll find on a construction site are big and generally obvious. It might be the inherent danger of certain power tools, the possibility of an electric shock, or the potential for a fall. Because workers recognize these hazards, they can take steps to avoid or minimize them.

But …

Lane Construction Wins Tyndall AFB Contract

PANAMA CITY, FL — The Lane Construction Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Webuild Group, has been awarded a $357-million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to rebuild a portion of Tyndall Airforce Base (AFB) that will result in more resilient infrastructure to address future climate-change …

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Henry County Transit Master Plan Will Shape Mobility Connections in Suburban Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Residents of Henry County, Georgia, enjoy the perks of living only 30 minutes south of downtown Atlanta on Interstate 75, along with the benefits of parks and recreation opportunities, plentiful and affordable housing, and attractions like the Atlanta Motor Speedway closer to home. Those perks are reflected …

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Funk Joins Takeuchi-US as Mid-Atlantic Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Joseph Funk as its new Regional Business Manager (RBM) for the Mid-Atlantic region. Funk will be responsible for all sales development and activity in that multi-state region, including dealer development, dealer recruitment, inventory control,  forecasting, program promotion, and communication.

“Joseph has a lot of enthusiasm …

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New App Forecasts Future Liquid Asphalt Prices Lowering Financial Risk for Asphalt Producers and Highway Contractors

KENNESAW, GA — Liquid asphalt must compete with other products that are refined from crude oil, and energy prices are currently soaring due to inflation. Imagine bidding today’s cash price and the cost of the hedge instead of guessing at some future price. The solution is a new app that …

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CROFT Announces Promotion of Smith to Vice President

KENNESAW, GA — CROFT & Associates announces the promotion of Earl Smith, a 37-year veteran of the industry, to the position of Vice President.

As Vice President, he will continue to serve as the Business Unit Director for CROFT’s Local Government Market where he leads operations and overall project …

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K-Tec and Ashland Acquire Metalcraft Scrapers

LOUISVILLE, GA — K-Tec Earthmovers and Ashland Industries, providers of pull-pan scraper earthmoving products, announce the acquisition of Metalcraft of GA, Inc., a heavy equipment manufacturer. This acquisition provides a facility presence in the Southeastern U.S. along with expanded product offerings from the Metalcraft brand. The Metalcraft facility, …

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Stantec Promotes Jaegerman to Global Business Leader for Buildings

MIAMI, FL — Global design firm Stantec promotes Adriana Jaegerman to Senior Vice President and Business Leader for its global Buildings practice. In this role, Jaegerman will provide leadership across Stantec’s entire Building practice and work with leaders in the firm’s architecture, buildings engineering, and interior design disciplines to ensure …

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Alabama Civil Engineers Give the State’s Infrastructure a C- Grade for the Second Time

MONTGOMERY, AL — The Alabama Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the 2022 Report Card for Alabama’s Infrastructure. Alabama civil engineers gave 12 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of a C-, the same grade the state received in its 2015 report, meaning Alabama’s infrastructure is …

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World of Asphalt, AGG1 Break Records, Max Out Music City Center in Nashville

NASHVILLE, TN — Asphalt paving and aggregates professionals filled in a sold-out Music City Center exhibition floor in Nashville as World of Asphalt’s 20th Anniversary and AGG1 brought the industry back together. Organizations from across the country, including Rogers Group, Inc. and Milestone Contractors sent representatives ranging from C-Suite executives …

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Hyundai Expands its Dealer Network with Three New Taylor Construction Equipment Locations

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas — which earlier this year expanded its dealer network with the addition of Taylor Construction Equipment locations in White House and Maryville, Tennessee — announces the addition of three new Hyundai-authorized Taylor locations, one in Mobile, Alabama, and one each in the Mississippi …

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VHB Announces Smith as New Environmental Leader to Elevate Sustainability on Aviation Projects

ORLANDO, FL — VHB announces the addition of a new environmental team member who will elevate sustainability across markets for a broad range of clients. Chuck Smith, PWS, joins the Orlando, Florida, office as Director of Environmental Services. He will lead business development, client care, staff mentorship, and growth …

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Sarasota Memorial Opens New Oncology Tower

SARASOTA, FL — Sarasota Memorial's latest addition to its Brian D. Jellison Cancer Institute, a new, eight-story inpatient and surgical Oncology Tower, elevates and expands cancer treatment in Southwest Florida. Designed with input from staff, patients, and physicians, the facility features 56 private suites for hospitalized cancer patients and nine …

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Hunt Named President of HDR's Global Water Program

TAMPA, FL — HDR names Erin Hunt, P.E., to succeed Glen Ellmers as President of its global water practice, upon Ellmers’ retirement in June. For the past three years, Hunt has served as Area Manager for HDR’s operations in Florida, Alabama, and Mississippi. In her new role, she will …

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Suffolk Selected for Tampa International Airport Expansion

TAMPA, FL — Suffolk, a builder and real estate enterprise, has been selected for the design-build expansion of Airsides A and E at Tampa International Airport. This expansion will support Hillsborough County Aviation Authority and Tampa International Airport as they project up to 38.8 million annual passengers, 402,000 tons …

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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 …

Lehigh Hanson Acquires Meriwether Ready Mix Assets

IRVING, TX — Lehigh Hanson, Inc. announces that it has acquired all assets of Meriwether Ready Mix. These assets include four ready mixed concrete plants and a fleet of mixer trucks. Formed in 2005, Meriwether Ready Mix is a producer of ready mixed concrete with a well-established residential and …

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, …

Power Equipment Announces Hancock as New General Manager, Credit and Finance

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment, a Bramco company, announces the promotion of Tim Hancock to General Manager, Credit and Finance. Hancock replaces Jim McNeillie, who after 40 years has retired from Power Equipment. Hancock will lead the credit and finance department for all Power branches.

“Tim has been …

Tennessee Governor and Commissioner Release Transportation Improvement Plan for 2023-2025

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Interim Commissioner Joe Galbato release TDOT’s annual three-year transportation program, featuring just over $3.6 billion in infrastructure investments for 58 individual project phases in 34 counties across the state.

The program emphasizes the repair and replacement of …

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Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

Modjeski and Masters Expands into Florida; Hires Odeh as Regional Director

TAMPA, FL — Modjeski and Masters (M&M), a company focusing on the design, inspection, and rehabilitation of all bridge types, including long-span and movable structures, announces the firm's expansion into Florida following the hiring of Regional Director Wael Odeh, PE.

Odeh brings his experience overseeing bridge and highway design …

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Smith of Cobb County Tractor Earns Takeuchi's Top Dealer Salesperson Honors for 2021

ATLANTA, GA — For an unprecedented fifth time, Takeuchi-US recognizes Bill Smith of Cobb County Tractor in Marietta, Georgia, as its top-performing dealer salesperson in North America. Smith took top honors for the year 2021 after ranking No. 1 in retail sales for North America.

“Bill is the type of …

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Superior Rigging & Erecting Celebrates 70 Years of Business

ATLANTA, GA — Superior Rigging & Erecting, a crane, rigging, and erecting company with locations in Atlanta, Georgia, and Orlando, Florida, looked back on 70 years of business in their recent anniversary conference. Nick Saban, Head Coach of the University of Alabama football team, spoke at the event in …

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VHB Welcomes Dickerson as Georgia State & Local Government Leader

ATLANTA, GA — VHB welcomes Jason Dickerson, PE, to its Atlanta office as State & Local Government Market Leader. In this new role, Dickerson will be instrumental in positioning VHB’s integrated team of transportation, environmental services, and planning and design professionals for continued success serving public sector clients across …

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Tractor and Equipment Company Announces New President and CEO

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Tractor and Equipment Company (TEC) promotes two long-time employees to new roles. DeVaughn Pettit took over the position of President from Chad Stracener, who is now the company’s CEO.

“My top priority as CEO is focusing on our customers’ product support experience,” Stracener said. “We have …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Fairburn, Georgia

FAIRBURN, GA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its new Fairburn, Georgia, rental branch. It is the company’s fourth Atlanta-area facility and its sixth in the state of Georgia.

The 9,692-square-foot facility sits on 4.5 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate …

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USACE, SFWMD Celebrate Indian River Lagoon - South C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area Groundbreaking Ceremony

FORT PIERCE, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) and South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) recently hosted a groundbreaking event to celebrate the start of construction on the Indian River Lagoon - South C-23/24 Stormwater Treatment Area.

“We are here with our outstanding partners at …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award for Project in Florida

MARTIN COUNTY, FL — An HDR project in Florida recently received a 2022 Engineering Excellence Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning project 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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Nabholz Expands Tennessee Operations

NASHVILLE, TN — Nabholz announces its second Tennessee location is now open in Nashville. The Portland office will continue to house the regional service and industrial group. With the addition of a construction group in Nashville, Nabholz continues to build on their brand as a one-stop shop for Tennessee customers. …

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I-4 Ultimate Improvement Project Reaches Major Milestone with Express Lanes Opening in Orlando

ORLANDO, FL — SGL Constructors has completed the I-4 Ultimate managed lanes, known locally as “I-4 Express”, a significant milestone in the roadway’s comprehensive redevelopment. The implementation of the managed lanes along the highway is an innovative solution to address traffic congestion and provide motorists with more reliable travel options. …

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BOMAG, Linder Machinery Pact Paves Way for New Roadbuilding and Construction Opportunities Across Florida, North & South Carolina

RIDGEWAY, SC — BOMAG Americas, Inc. and Linder Industrial Machinery announce their cooperation for the sale and support of BOMAG compaction, milling, paving, and reclaiming/stabilizing equipment for roadbuilding and other construction market segments throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and most of Florida.

The collaboration will bring together two companies with …

Sand Joins HNTB as Transit Planning Director in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Lori Sand, AICP, joins HNTB as Transit Planning Director and Associate Vice President. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, Sand will play a key role in HNTB’s planning practice in Georgia and Tennessee by leveraging her career-long experience in working with clients across the state on a variety …

Why Ongoing Safety Programs are Critical

Most companies understand that safety is an important part of today’s workplace, but they may not realize why ongoing safety programs are critical to their organization’s well-being.

Some companies view safety as a “check the box” kind of activity, believing that once they’ve addressed safety topics, they’ve done what they …

University of Central Florida’s Abdel-Aty Honored with National Research Award

ORLANDO, FL — Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, a Professor and Trustee Chair at the University of Central Florida’s (UCF) Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, is the 2022 recipient of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) S.S. Steinberg Award.

Abdel-Aty has been a Professor for 27 …

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DLR Group to Design Orange Technical College - East Campus

ORLANDO, FL — Global design firm DLR Group has been selected to design the new Orange Technical College - East Campus. Orange Technical College, part of Orange County Public Schools, encompasses five technical college campuses across Central Florida and is integrating a new vision to achieve specialized curriculum at each …

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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HNTB's Atlanta Office Names Morgan as Office Leader, Broughton as Client Service Leader

ATLANTA, GA — HNTB Corporation names Tim Morgan, PE, as its Office Leader for the firm’s Atlanta office and Darius Broughton as its new Metro Atlanta Client Service Leader.

Tim Morgan
A Senior Vice President, Morgan has 18 years of technical expertise and leadership experience in transportation infrastructure. He …
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Takeuchi Welcomes Wenzel as Southeast Regional Business Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US names Eric Wenzel as its new Southeast Regional Business Manager (RBM). Wenzel will be responsible for managing all sales activity in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and Mississippi. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, and the support of national and direct accounts. …

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Power Equipment Announces Promotion of Andy Moon to President

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment, a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of Andy Moon to President following the retirement of Chris Gaylor at the end of February 2022. This promotion is effective, March 1, 2022. In his new role, Moon will continue to lead …

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Volkert Names Hand New CEO

MOBILE, AL — Volkert, Inc. announces that former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board David Allsbrook has stepped down as CEO and, with the endorsement of the board of directors, appoints President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Thomas Hand as his successor to lead Volkert. Allsbrook has served …

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New Laboratory Design Coming to Nashville Facility

NASHVILLE, TN — A new clinical and pathology laboratory building is being added to Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s collection of laboratory facilities in Nashville, Tennessee. It replaces an existing 40-year-old facility that has undergone numerous renovations and adaptations and is undersized for Vanderbilt’s current testing volumes at the hospital and …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as New Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Dr. Tim Gerhardt, a business executive within the Liebherr Group joins Liebherr USA, Co. as one of the new Managing Directors for the U.S. operations. Gerhardt shares Liebherr USA, Co. executive responsibilities with Kai Friedrich, Managing Director for Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Names Top Dealers of 2021

NORCROSS, GA — At an event held in conjunction with this year’s Associated Equipment Distributors meeting, Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc., recognized NED (National Equipment Dealers) as its top dealer of 2021.

NED, through the recent merger of Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment, Rob’s Hydraulics Inc. …

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Mecalac Adds Seven Dealers to Growing North American Network

NORFOLK, MA — Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, welcomed seven new North American dealers to its growing network. Located in Virginia, New York, Tennessee, Idaho, Kentucky, and Colorado in the U.S. as well as British Columbia in Canada, the expanded …

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DOE, Army Corps of Engineers Sign Agreement to Construct Facility Giving Visitors New Perspective on K-25

OAK RIDGE, TN — A new facility that will share the history of the K-25 Building from a new vantage point is one step closer to reality through a newly formed partnership between two government agencies.

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Oak Ridge Office of Environmental Management (OREM) signed …

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Vermeer Southeast Announces Promotion of Coley to CEO

OCOEE, FL — Vermeer Southeast (VSE), a 100 percent employee-owned company (ESOP), announces the promotion of Scott Coley to CEO, succeeding Kris Den Besten, who will continue to serve as Chairman of the company’s board of directors.

While Den Besten helped lead VSE with a steady vision resulting in …

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FINLEY Engineers Promotes Noble and Liu to Senior Bridge Engineers

TALLAHASSEE, FL — FINLEY Engineering Group (FINLEY), a Tallahassee-based bridge design and construction engineering firm, announces the promotion of Patrick Noble, P.E., S.E. and Ivan Liu, P.E. to Senior Bridge Engineers.

Noble has been a member of FINLEY’s team in Tallahassee, Florida, since October of 2015. He has a master’s …

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Additional Transportation Funding Provided by the Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act Allows for Needed Improvements to US Roads, Bridges, and Transit

WASHINGTON, DC — Despite the increase in transportation funding provided by the passage of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) in November 2021, the nation’s roads, bridges, and transit systems remain significantly underfunded and will require increased investment for needed improvements and repairs. Fees on highway users continue …

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President Biden and USDOT Announce $1.2B for Highways in Rural Appalachia

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Biden and the U.S. Department of Transportation announce more than $1.2 billion for the Appalachian Development Highway System (ADHS) toward the timely completion of designated corridors in 11 states in the Appalachian region.

Under President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, annual funding for the ADHS will increase …

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NAPA Announces Winner of Top National Award for Quality in Asphalt Paving

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winner and finalists of the 2021 Sheldon G. Hayes Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement. The award, bestowed annually since 1971, recognizes the country’s highest quality highway pavements.

Eurovia Atlantic Coast, dba Northeast Paving Co. …

NAPA Announces 2021 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2021 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement utilizing less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their awards during NAPA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, …

The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) Selects Balfour Beatty, Stellar as Joint Venture Construction Manager for MOSH Genesis Project

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announces the selection of Balfour Beatty and Stellar as a joint venture to lead construction management for the MOSH Genesis project.

Balfour Beatty and Stellar will oversee all vertical construction for the $85-million project, which will bring a new museum …

Caldwell Hires Blasio and Chambless in Florida

ORLANDO, FL — The Caldwell Group Inc. has recruited to strategic roles in Florida. Caldwell has hired from a channel partner to position the company for continued growth in this key marketplace.

Ben Blasio and Ryan Chambless, both based in central Florida, near Orlando, have joined as an independent …

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K-Tec, Ashland Earthmoving Equipment Manufacturers Acquired by Kinperium Industries

ASHLAND, WI — Kinperium Industries (Kinperium) announces it has acquired K.A. Group, consisting of K-Tec Earthmovers (K-Tec) and Ashland Industries (Ashland). Kinperium partnered with the owners and management of K-Tec and Ashland to acquire a majority stake of the company. K-Tec & Ashland are manufacturers of pull-pan earthmoving scrapers …

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Ponce Appointed to Board of Directors of Atlanta’s Council for Quality Growth

ATLANTA, GA — Fabricio Ponce, PE, VHB Managing Director - Atlanta, was recently appointed to the Board of Directors of the Council for Quality Growth (CQG) in Atlanta, Georgia. The CQG works on behalf of the development industry and in collaboration with elected officials and government staff to make …

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Huling to Manage Takeuchi's Technical Service Training Department

ATLANTA, GA — Joseph Huling, the National Service and Warranty Manager for Takeuchi-US, is now also overseeing the company’s Technical Service Training Department. Huling joined Takeuchi in 2017 as a Regional Service Manager before being promoted to National Service and Warranty Manager in early 2020.

In his expanded …

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Rocket Land Development Takes Flight in South Florida Market, Fueled by Thunder Creek

From his early working years, George Rembos has had a passion to build his business from the ground up in the tropics of South Florida. Being in an environment he’s passionate about assisted in the creation of Rocket Land Development, which started in 2011.

Rocket Land Development is a …

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University of Florida Elevates Campus Gateways for Returning Students

GAINESVILLE, FL — At the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, VHB is helping fast-track the completion of two significant new entry gateways to accommodate the campus community in spring 2022. With new features that elevate sustainability and pedestrian safety, the Northeast and Newell Gateways will serve as a first …

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World Trade Center Developer Financing Legacy Miami, First COVID-Conscious, Pandemic-Ready Skyscraper

MIAMI, FL — The developer of New York’s World Trade Center complex — Silverstein Capital Partners — is now financing construction of the world’s first COVID-Conscious designed and Pandemic Ready residential, hotel, and medical center skyscraper at the Miami Worldcenter project in downtown Miami. The 55-story, 671-foot-tall, half-billion-dollar Legacy Residences, …

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USGBC Florida Celebrates First Statewide Leadership Award Winners

TALLAHASSEE, FL — USGBC Florida recently announced the 2021 statewide Leadership Award winners at its inaugural virtual celebration. These awards recognize local excellence in high-performance building design, environmental stewardship, community impact, and volunteerism in the state.

The program included a keynote by George Bandy, Jr., Board Member of GBCI and …

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Holcomb Joins HDR as Health Principal in Tampa

TAMPA, FL — Angela Holcomb, AIA, ACHA, joins HDR as a Health Principal based in the Tampa architecture studio. In this position, Holcomb will be a leader for HDR’s health practice in Florida, employing over 20 years of health care-focused architecture experience. As the new Health Principal in Tampa, …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Buttigieg Announces Over $241M in Grants for America’s Ports

BRUNSWICK, GA — The U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary announces the award of more than $241 million in discretionary grant funding for 25 projects to improve port facilities in 19 states and one territory through the Maritime Administration’s (MARAD) Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP).

“U.S. maritime ports play a critical …

Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

Companies develop safety programs for reasons that may seem obvious: they want to prevent injuries of all kinds, so workers don’t suffer the physical effects and both workers and companies don’t endure negative financial or operational impacts. In addition, safety programs can also minimize the potential for damage to facilities …

Power Equipment Announces Kiser as New Regional Sales Manager for East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment, a Bramco company, announces the promotion of Justin Kiser to Regional Sales Manager for East Tennessee. In his new position, Kiser is responsible for leading the East Tennessee sales team, including the Knoxville, Kingsport, and Chattanooga areas, and for the promotion and sale of …

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EquipmentShare Completes Acquisition of Assets from Six Trekker Tractor Locations in Florida

MIAMI, FL — EquipmentShare, a nationwide equipment rental company powered by T3 technology, announces that it has completed an acquisition of equipment fleet and operations from six Trekker Tractor locations in the state of Florida including Miami, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Jacksonville, Tampa, and Fort Myers.

Though the name …

ABC: Florida is the No. 1 Construction Business Climate State

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its seventh annual Merit Shop Scorecard, a ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, grow career and technical education, strengthen careers in construction, and advocate for fair and open competition for taxpayer-funded construction projects.

Florida returned to …

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Takeuchi's Caldwell and Padgett Take on New Product Management Responsibilities

ATLANTA, GA — David Caldwell and Lee Padgett of Takeuchi-US have expanded their product manager responsibilities to encompass new duties that take advantage of their expertise in the compact equipment industry.

Caldwell is now Takeuchi’s National Product Manager. In his new role, he will oversee new product development and rollouts …

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Bridge Replacement Project Designed by Neel-Schaffer Wins Georgia GPTQ Award

ATLANTA, GA — Neel-Schaffer announces a project it designed for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) was awarded top honors in the Bridge/Structural category of the Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Awards.

The winning project — CR 5813/College Street over Norfolk Southern Railway Bridge Replacement — was …

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Takeuchi Family Fun Day and Food Drive Raise $4,000 for Local Food Bank

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US employees, including President Jeff Stewart, recently presented the Banks Jackson Food Bank in Commerce, Georgia, with enough food for 200 Thanksgiving dinners and an extra $2,550 to buy additional turkeys to feed even more needy families. This donation, worth a total of about $4,000, started …

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U.S. Secretary of Transportation Buttigieg Announces Nearly $1B in Grant Awards for America's Infrastructure

ATLANTA, GA — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District of …

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CASE Donates Compact Track Loader to Zac Brown’s Camp Southern Ground to Support Veteran and Youth Programs

FAYETTEVILLE, GA — CASE Construction Equipment donated a TV450B compact track loader (CTL) and numerous attachments to Camp Southern Ground, a multi-missioned nonprofit organization in Fayetteville, Georgia, founded by Zac Brown of Zac Brown Band. For the majority of the year, Camp Southern Ground is committed to supporting veteran mental …

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Kenworth of Jacksonville Relocates to Newly Constructed Facility

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Kenworth of Jacksonville has relocated its full-service dealership to a larger, newly constructed facility to meet increasing Kenworth customer demands due to residential and commercial growth in the greater Jacksonville area.

The 55,000-square-foot facility features 28 service bays and a 2,000-square-foot visual parts display supported by a …

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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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Burns & McDonnell Hires Aerospace and Water Industry Leaders, Bolstering Florida Operations

ORLANDO, FL — Burns & McDonnell hires Richard Pruss, PE and Justin Sobol to expand the 100 percent employee-owned firm's teams that support the aerospace, defense, space, manufacturing, commercial, water, and wastewater industries.

Pruss will serve as a Regional Global Facilities Manager, concentrating on the firm’s aerospace, defense, and space …

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Riviera Beach Chooses Haskell-CDM Smith JV for New Water Plant

RIVIERA BEACH, FL — With the promise of delivering high-quality drinking water and spurring local economic growth and stability, the city of Riviera Beach, Florida, selected the joint venture (JV) of Haskell and CDM Smith to design and construct a new $100- to $150-million water treatment facility.

The new facility …

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Benton Boulevard Extension Wins ACEC Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality and ASCE Georgia Civil Engineering Awards

SAVANNAH, GA — VHB and Chatham County Engineering were recognized with both a Georgia Partnership for Transportation Quality (GPTQ) Preconstruction Design Award from American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Georgia and a Civil Engineering Project of Merit Award from the Georgia Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) …

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FHWA Selects Stantec-Led Joint Venture for Construction Management and Inspection Services

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Eastern Federal Lands Highway Division (EFLHD) has selected the Stantec-Volkert-JMT Joint Venture to lead a five-year, $80-million shared capacity task order contract for construction management and inspection services. In this role, the team will support EFLHD in administering …

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Sweeping the Competition

While Ring Power Corporation – headquartered in St. Augustine, Florida – may be best known for being North and Central Florida’s Caterpillar equipment dealer for 60 years, they also carry allied brands to provide more specialized equipment for their customers.

Smith Challenger Manufacturing & Services Inc., a niche manufacturer …

McQueen Promoted to Vice President for Power Equipment

KNOXVILLE, TN — Power Equipment Company, a member of the Bramco family of companies, announces the promotion of its East Tennessee Regional Sales Manager, Matt McQueen, to be an officer of the company as Vice President. This promotion is effective January 1, 2022.

“Matt has truly been a …

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Recognizing and Addressing Worker Stress on Jobsites

Stress has been a part of human lives from the beginning. In the past year, we’ve seen additional attention placed on stress and its effects thanks to the coronavirus pandemic and highly publicized statements from top athletes and celebrities. Because stress can have a profound effect on the well-being of …

Governor DeSantis’ Florida Freedom First Budget Invests $10.4B in Transportation Infrastructure

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis recently unveiled his Freedom First budget for Fiscal Year 2022-23. The proposed budget invests a historic $10.4 billion in funding for Florida’s transportation infrastructure. This budget builds upon the state’s investments in critical improvements and enhancements over the last three years and will allow …

Groundbreaking Ceremony Launches Construction of New NASA Causeway Bridge

TITUSVILLE, FL — Lt. Governor Jeanette Nuñez, the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Space Florida, and NASA recently hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for the new NASA Causeway Bridge, a $126-million project to build two high-level fixed bridges over the Indian River, providing a new gateway to Kennedy Space Center and …

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Dewberry Welcomes Griffin to Lead Federal Practice in Huntsville, Alabama

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Marvin Griffin, PE, has joined the firm as the Federal Lead and Business Manager for the firm’s Huntsville, Alabama, office.

With more than 27 years serving as an Army Engineer with the U.S. Army Corps of …

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BILCO Hires New Sales Representative for Southeast Florida Market

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The BILCO Company announces it has hired FG Building Products as its sales representative for selling specialty access commercial building products in Southeast Florida.

FG Building Products, based in Jacksonville, specializes in materials for building exteriors and offers a wide range of products. The company provides support …

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ACEC/MA Announces Pond/Michael Baker International as a Bronze Excellence Award Winner

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Massachusetts (ACEC/MA) has named Pond/Michael Baker International as a 2021 Bronze Engineering Excellence Award winner for their work on the Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center.

Connections are at the heart of the groundbreaking Jacksonville Regional Transportation Center at LaVilla …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Park as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), announces the appointment of Stan Park as President of the company. A 27-year veteran of Hyundai, Park previously held various field and executive-level leadership roles, most recently as the Vice President of Marketing and Dealer Development.

“Stan is a pillar of …

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National Equipment Dealers, LLC Expands to Georgia with Acquisition of Savannah-Based Grove River Machinery

SAVANNAH, GA — Grove River Machinery, located in Richmond Hill, Georgia, just outside of Savannah, is now a National Equipment Dealers, LLC (NED) company. NED, LLC recently finalized the acquisition of Grove River Machinery, which will expand the NED organization into the state of Georgia, where the company hopes …

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With U.S. Vehicle Travel Nearing Pre-Pandemic Levels, Freight Bottlenecks Slowing Shipments, and New Federal Transportation Funding Reaching States, Additional Investment in U.S. Freight Network will be Needed to Improve Supply Chain Reliability

WASHINGTON, DC — As vehicle travel returns to pre-pandemic levels and federal transportation funding from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) begins to reach states, it will be critical that states make additional investments to improve the efficiency and condition of the nation’s freight network to minimize supply chain …

Balfour Beatty Substantially Completes West Expansion of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center Project

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL — Balfour Beatty achieves a major milestone on the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center project by substantially completing the building’s West Expansion in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The milestone signifies the successful turnover of the first major phase of construction that will significantly increase Broward County’s meetings, …

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EPA Announces $424M WIFIA Loan to Improve Water Quality and Climate Resiliency in Miami-Dade County, Florida

MIAMI, FL — At a virtual event with Miami-Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava and other local officials, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox announced a $424-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Miami-Dade Water and Sewer Department. EPA’s fourth WIFIA …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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USACE Awards First Construction Contract for CEPP EAA Reservoir

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District, awarded the first Corps construction contract for the Central Everglades Planning Project Everglades Agricultural Area Phase reservoir, a key component of the Comprehensive Everglades Restoration Plan (CERP).

The Corps awarded Contract 10A for the first increment of work …

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Taylor Becomes Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. Dealer

MARYVILLE, TN — Robert Taylor, President and COO of the Taylor Group of Companies, announces the expansion of products available in parts of Tennessee to include Hyundai Construction Equipment. For over 90 years, Taylor has provided its customers with material handling equipment, parts, and service support. Taylor …

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Turner Construction Company Marks Topping Out Milestone at 1030 Music Row Project

NASHVILLE, TN — Turner Construction Company’s (Turner) Nashville office recently completed the structural portion of 1030 Music Row, a 126,000-square-foot boutique office building constructed with mass timber framing and panels. Located in Nashville’s Music Row neighborhood, the building is a first of its kind.

“It’s really exciting to see …

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Nashville DOT Announces Freeze as New Chief Engineer

NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Department of Transportation and Multimodal Infrastructure (NDOT) has named Brad Freeze as Chief Engineer - Assistant Director. Freeze will provide strategic leadership in communications and interact with the Mayor’s Office and the Council and work collaboratively with other Metropolitan Government departments and agencies as part …

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Lamb Joins VHB as Southeast Regional Manager

ORLANDO, FL — VHB welcomes Matt Lamb, PE, as Southeast Regional Manager for the company’s Florida and Georgia operations. Lamb takes on the role as VHB’s current RM and Senior Vice President, Dave Mulholland, PE, transitions to VHB’s Chief Technology Officer, helping to lead and drive data- and …

Rolin Construction Wins Diverse Business of the Year Award from National Construction Association

ATMORE, AL — Rolin Construction was named as the 2021 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials recently announced. The association also awarded Diversity and Inclusion Excellence Awards, sponsored by Willis Towers Watson, to Austin Commercial, Gilbane Building Company …

Skanska Selected for $81.7M Reconstruction of Big Bend Road at I-75 Interchange in Hillsborough County, Florida

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FL — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it was selected to lead the reconstruction of Big Bend Road at Interstate 75 (I-75) interchange in Hillsborough County. The company is spearheading the $81.7-million design-build project on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). Construction …

AECOM to Provide Architecture and Engineering Services for Kennedy Space Center and Other NASA Facilities

MERRITT ISLAND, FL — AECOM announces that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide architecture and engineering services as part of its Southeast Regional Architect and Engineering (SERAE) program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract has a shared program ceiling of …

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Closing a Critical Gap In Utility Safety: Identifying Serious Injury and Fatality Potential

Most utility companies have stepped up their safety efforts in recent years, and the decline in safety events and minor injuries provides positive proof that safety programs are an effective way to protect workers.

However, there’s a disturbing trend underlying this success: despite all the progress in worksite safety, the …

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Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

Rokbak is the new name …

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JE Dunn Promotes Lowe to Regional Safety Director in East Region

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction announces the promotion of Marques Lowe to the role of Regional Safety Director for the company’s East Region that includes offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah, and Tampa.

Lowe joined JE Dunn in 2020, serving as Safety Manager for its Carolinas division, …

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SLAM Announces New Leadership Team Model for National Sports Studio Based in Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces a new leadership team model for the firm’s sports studio. Marc Clear has been named Sports Practice Leader, Dane Hawthorne has been named Sports Design Leader, Emily Burton will serve as Director of Business Development for Sports + Recreation, and Bobby Carter …

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

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Western Specialty Contractors Branches in Florida, Texas, and Georgia Help Businesses Recover from Natural Disasters

HOUSTON, TX — Losing a structure or building to an unforeseen natural disaster, such as recent Hurricane Ida along the Gulf Coast, can be devastating to the owner and its tenants.

The decision to move forward with repairs may not come quickly, but when it does, facility managers and owners …

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The Museum of Science & History Selects DLR Group for MOSH Genesis Project

JACKSONVILLE, FL — The Museum of Science & History (MOSH) announces the selection of DLR Group as the lead architect for the MOSH Genesis project on the Northbank of Downtown Jacksonville. DLR Group will work with kasper architects + associates, a Jacksonville-based architecture firm, and SCAPE, a New …

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Miller Joins Dewberry to Support Transportation Projects Across Florida

ORLANDO, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Jon Miller, PE, has joined the firm as an Associate and Senior Project Manager based in Orlando, Florida.

With more than three decades of experience, Miller brings a range of experience on major and minor transportation …

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Tkacz to Lead HDR’s Eastern US Health Practice

RICHMOND, VA — Sandy Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, has been named U.S. East Region Health Director for HDR’s architecture practice. In this role, she will serve as the Health Practice Leader for the Boston, New York, Princeton, Arlington, Richmond, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Tampa architecture studios to …

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Stantec, The de Moya Group Selected for Florida DOT Project to Improve River Road Capacity

SARASOTA COUNTY, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation District 1 (FDOT D1) has selected the design-build team of Stantec and The de Moya Group to widen River Road from north of US 41 to south of I-75 in the West Villages district of Sarasota County, Florida. With a construction …

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Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

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For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

Balfour Beatty Delivers Additions, Renovations to Atlanta Public School’s West Manor Elementary Nine Weeks Early

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty has completed construction on Atlanta Public School’s West Manor Elementary School, located in the Lynhurst community of Atlanta, nine weeks ahead of schedule. The $11-million additions and renovations project began in June 2020 to improve functionality and the overall appearance of the school’s interior and …

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Balfour Beatty V2R Team Selected for Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s Bay Street Innovation Project

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Balfour Beatty Vision 2 Reality (V2R) Team has been selected to deliver the Bay Street Innovation Corridor (BSIC) project on behalf of the Jacksonville Transportation Authority (JTA). The JTA Board of Directors selected the Balfour Beatty V2R Team during a recent meeting, following the conclusion of a …

Stantec to Help Tampa Bay Water Increase Potable Water Supply for Hillsborough County

TAMPA, FL — Tampa Bay Water has selected global design firm Stantec to design Pipeline B for the Southern Hillsborough County Supply Expansion Pipeline. The project will meet the growing demand for potable water in the county’s South-Central service area. Stantec will provide design and permitting services for Pipeline B, …

Construction Retrofit Opportunity

Construction professionals have a golden retrofitting opportunity as commercial facilities expand their precautions against viruses: an effective new type of “germicidal” LED fixture that can be quickly and easily installed in existing structures. This specialized, enclosed LED fixture draws in air and irradiates it with ultraviolet light (UV), significantly improving …

Safer Approaches for Excavating Around Underground Utilities

Few things bring construction projects to a sudden halt quite like the surprise discovery of a gas pipe, electrical line, sewer tile, or water pipe. While digging a trench, the backhoe crew makes an unfortunate discovery. If they’re lucky, they spot the problem before any damage is done, or are …

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Rodney Cook Sr. Park at Vine City Opens in Georgia

ATLANTA, GA — Designed to help revitalize an often-neglected neighborhood in Atlanta, Georgia, a new dual-purpose park and watershed management project has officially opened. The $45-million Rodney Cook Sr. Park at historic Vine City replaces empty lots with a 16-acre community park while integrating functional green engineering features: it can …

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JE Dunn Announces Hiring of Sawyer as East Region’s Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction announces the hiring of Mishaune Sawyer as its new Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion for the company’s east region. JE Dunn’s East Region encompasses offices in Atlanta, Charlotte, Charleston, Nashville, Raleigh, Savannah, and Tampa.

Sawyer brings more than 19 years of professional …

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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

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USACE Celebrates Completion of Construction for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project

LORIDA, FL — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Jacksonville District (USACE) recently hosted a ribbon-cutting event to celebrate the completion of the construction for the Kissimmee River Restoration Project. The Kissimmee River Restoration Project restores more than 40 square miles of the river floodplain ecosystem, 20,000 acres of wetlands, …

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Taylor Becomes New Dealer of Bell Articulated Dump Trucks and Tracked Carriers in Tennessee and Mississippi

LOUISVILLE, MS — Taylor Machine Works, Inc., a manufacturer of heavy industrial lift trucks and distributor of multiple lines of allied products, is partnering with Bell Trucks of America, Inc. to become the Bell Articulated Dump Trucks and Bell Tracked Carriers dealer in the states of Tennessee and Mississippi. …

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Hensel Phelps, Fentress Architects Practice Sustainable Site Design for the Fred D. Thompson US Courthouse and Federal Building

NASHVILLE, TN — The U.S. General Services Administration along with their design-build contractor, Hensel Phelps | Fentress Architects, is nearing completion of the six-story, 288,000-square-foot Fred D. Thompson U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. This landmark facility will house the U.S. District Court’s eight courtrooms, 11 …

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Liebherr USA, Co. Announces Friedrich as New Managing Director

NEWPORT NEWS, VA — Liebherr welcomes Kai Friedrich as Managing Director of Liebherr USA, Co. and Divisional Director of Construction Equipment.

In his role as Managing Director, he will provide leadership and guidance necessary to oversee and implement the corporate and strategic plans for the nine product segments under Liebherr …

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Alban Joins VHB as a Senior Design Lead, Landscape Architecture

ORLANDO, FL — VHB advances growth in its real estate and planning division by welcoming Greg Alban as Senior Design Lead to its landscape architecture practice serving Orlando and the Southeast.

Alban brings 23 years of leading hospitality, residential, retail, and commercial real estate landscape design projects in more than …

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Rokbak Revealed: The New Name for Terex Trucks

Rokbak is the new name for Terex Trucks, with the new brand representing the continuation of its strong hauling heritage with a future-focused vision. Throughout the last four decades, the company has never wavered in its promise to customers to deliver powerful and reliable articulated haulers — and that …

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How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

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Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

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Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

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Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

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CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

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Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

Miami-Dade County's DTPW Receives Envision Bronze Award

MIAMI, FL — The Miami-Dade County's Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) received an Envision Bronze award from ISI for the Dolphin Station Park-and-Ride/Transit Terminal Facility project. This is Miami-Dade County's second Envision award for a public project. The project officially opened in March 2020. Its purpose is to …

AIA Florida Celebrates Award-Winning Work Throughout the State

ORLANDO, FL — The Florida Association of the American Institute of Architects recently celebrated work from the utilitarian to the sublime at its annual AIA Florida/Caribbean Region Design & Honor Awards at the Hilton Bonnet Creek in Orlando.

The Design Awards, judged by a jury based in New York City …

Budgeting Ahead for Safety is Critically Important

When companies try to predict costs for projects, they tend to concentrate on visible items such as materials. All too often, less tangible items – such as worker safety – become an afterthought and may not be budgeted adequately.

There are two primary ways in which safety affects the bottom …

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Wang Joins VHB as Senior Transit Planner

ATLANTA, GA — VHB advances growth in Atlanta by welcoming Jenny Wang as a Senior Transit Planner and Project Manager to its Atlanta Transportation Systems practice and the Southeast markets.

Prior to joining VHB, Wang was instrumental in advancing major transit projects in the Atlanta metro region, including the Campbellton …

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Doosan Bobcat’s Days of Community Service Brings Together Employees to Volunteer, Give Back

WEST FARGO, ND — Hundreds of Doosan Bobcat employees across several North America locations recently volunteered cumulatively more than 1,500 hours, utilizing Bobcat equipment and their talents to different projects and organizations to complete Doosan Days of Community Service. This companywide volunteer effort celebrates ongoing partnerships within communities where Doosan …

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Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

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The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

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The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

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Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

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Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

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Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

Balfour Beatty Starts the Redevelopment of The Krog District

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty has started construction activities as part of The Krog District redevelopment in Atlanta, Georgia. The Krog District redevelopment project includes site improvements and enhancements of existing properties as well as adding two mixed-use buildings with retail and office space.

The two ground-up core and shell …

Associated General Contractors of Georgia Announces New Board of Directors

ATLANTA, GA — The Associated General Contractors of Georgia (AGC Georgia) announces that David Moody will continue to serve as its Chapter President for the 2021-2022 term. Moody is President and Chief Executive Officer of C.D. Moody Construction Company, Inc. Other officers continuing their roles at AGC Georgia’s board of …

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HNTB Selected to Continue Providing Transportation Planning Services to the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority

ORLANDO, FL — The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority has (GOAA) selected HNTB to continue serving the agency as consultant for transportation planning services. The selection continues HNTB’s service to GOAA in this role, which the firm has been providing since 2016.

Under the new agreement, HNTB is responsible for a …

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Bilotto, Bridges Promoted to Southern States District Leadership Roles

ATLANTA, GA — Claudia Bilotto and Daniel Bridges have been appointed to key southeast regional leadership positions in the Southern States District of WSP USA, an engineering and professional services consultancy.

Bilotto, who most recently led the Georgia Transportation business for WSP, will lead the entire Southern States District …

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Cobb County Tractor Recognized as Takeuchi's Dealer with Top Sales Volume in 2020

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US has recognized Cobb County Tractor of Marietta, Georgia, for having the highest sales volume of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020. As a full-line dealer for Takeuchi equipment, Cobb County Tractor and its Perimeter Takeuchi division supply the consumer, construction, landscape, and agricultural markets. …

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Griffin Electric Wires Star Metals Residences Project in West Midtown Atlanta

ATLANTA, GA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast for over four decades, recently completed work on Star Metals Residences in Atlanta’s West Midtown neighborhood. The new, 740,000-square-foot mixed-use development features 409 multi-family units, as well as ground level …

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Hobbs Named Executive Vice President of H&E

KNOXVILLE, TN — As part of the stated strategy to accelerate growth in the pure play rental business, H&E Equipment Services announces the return of industry veteran David Hobbs to the company as Executive Vice President. In his role, Hobbs has managerial responsibilities for the company’s existing operations at all …

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Making the Right Choice with Terex Trucks

Terex Trucks comes from a strong hauling heritage: with over 70 years of experience in building robust, reliable and tough articulated haulers, the Motherwell, Scotland-based manufacturer knows how to design machines that are trusted by customers to deliver a powerful performance in all conditions. Its two models, the 30.9-ton payload …

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Projects in Florida and Tennessee Receive Project of the Year Awards from SEAA

SUNNY ISLES, FL — Projects in Sunny Isles, Florida, and Nashville, Tennessee, have been named a recipient in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection …

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Cooke Joins Takeuchi as Midwest Regional Product Manager

THOMPSONS STATION, TN — Takeuchi-US hires Shann Cooke as its new Midwest Regional Product Manager. Cooke will now be responsible for supporting all of the company’s dealers and national rental accounts in the Midwest region, which includes the states of Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Tennessee, and Wisconsin. He will …

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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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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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Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

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Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

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Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

Safety When Working On Geothermal Energy Projects

As debates about global warming get more intense and energy prices climb, there is growing interest in the advantages of geothermal energy. Such energy involves using heat generated by the Earth itself to condition spaces and generate electricity. While geothermal energy has not caught on in a big way in …

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The Kendeda Building at Georgia Tech Earns Living Building Certification

ATLANTA, GA — The Kendeda Building for Innovative Sustainable Design, built by Skanska USA, has earned Living Building Challenge certification, the world’s most ambitious and holistic green building achievement. The certification from the International Living Future Institute independently verifies that the Kendeda Building is among the greenest in the …

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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

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Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

Mainline …

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H&E Opens New Facility in Marietta, Georgia

MARIETTA, GA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Marietta branch, the fifth facility located in Georgia and the third in the Atlanta area. The 30,000-square-foot facility sits on 3.5 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a repair shop with six …

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Takeuchi Recognizes Parman Tractor as North American Dealer with Largest Market Share Growth

NASHVILLE, TN — Takeuchi-US has presented Parman Tractor & Equipment of Nashville, Tennessee, with an award for having the largest market share growth of all Takeuchi dealers in North America during 2020. Parman Tractor has provided Takeuchi equipment sales, service, parts, and rentals to customers throughout Tennessee since 2019.

“The …

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Congressionally Requested Report Finds That Most of Interstate System Needs to be Reconstructed and Modernized, Requiring More Than a Doubling of Current Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel — particularly by large trucks — and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to …

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Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

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Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

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Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

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Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

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Top Three Technologies That Drive Preconstruction and Streamline the Build

There’s been considerable excitement and energy around machine control and autonomous operations in the construction space in recent years. And rightfully so – big machines that can grade a site to centimeter tolerances on the first go without operator assistance is worthy of celebration.

But what about the tools and …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

PC Construction Pledges $60,000 to Fight Hunger

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — The employee-owners of PC Construction have prioritized hunger relief in their corporate giving, announcing that the company will give a total of $60,000 to hunger-fighting organizations in 2021.

The company also gave to hunger relief in 2020, as the number of Vermont families struggling with food …

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Terex Trucks Articulated Haulers Are Strong Performance for Recycling Centers

As the circular economy ramps up, waste management facilities are gaining in importance. To optimize their operations, these sites need productive, cost-efficient machinery. Delivering high performance, fuel efficiency and excellent productivity, Terex Trucks articulated haulers are well-suited to meet the demands of recycling and resource management facilities.

Every year, Terex …

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Takeuchi Officially Opens New Training Center with Ribbon-Cutting Event

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house at its new 37,000-square-foot Training Center in Pendergrass, Georgia. Located next door to the company’s headquarters, the Takeuchi Training Center will now be the site of sales and technical instruction for the company’s salespeople, dealer principals, dealer technicians, …

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Griffin Electric Encourages Women to Take the Driver's Seat

HOLLISTON, MA — An electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. encourages each employee to be in the driver’s seat of his or her career. For over four decades and throughout all levels of the company, women have played an important role at Griffin …

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Ferrovial Awarded $229M I-16/I-75 Project in Georgia

MACON, GA — Ferrovial, via its U.S. construction subsidiary Webber, has been selected by the Georgia Department of Transportation for the upgrade of a section of the I-16/I-75 highway in the city of Macon, Georgia. The project, awarded to a joint venture with the company United Infrastructure Group …

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Trimble and FIU Establish Trimble Technology Lab at the Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability

MIAMI, FL — Building on a commitment to cultivate a highly-trained workforce that will drive the innovative solutions of tomorrow, Trimble and Florida International University (FIU) are collaborating to establish a Technology Lab in FIU's Moss School of Construction, Infrastructure, and Sustainability. The aim is to expand the university's leadership …

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Pivotal Machines

Skid steer and compact track loaders are pivotal machines on any jobsite, offering compact convenience and robust power to operators of all skill levels. With the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and applications, adding the versatility of an attachment can make all the difference in the capabilities of …

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

Hitachi Construction Machinery recently announced two new programs aimed to help customers increase productivity and cost-savings. Dedicated to providing customers with efficient, reliable, and durable machines, Hitachi Construction continues to provide the latest technology and product offerings to help customers get the most out of their Hitachi machines.

Grade Control …
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Turn One Machine into a Multi-faceted Workhorse with Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments

As we transition into the warmer months, demand for a variety of landscape, hardscape, tree care, utility installation, and overall construction-grade tasks begin to rise. While stand-on skid steers have been used primarily as loaders in the past, they are becoming more popular in a wider array of jobs in …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

Spring is just around the corner and that means land clearing contractors will be out in full force. While many jobs can be fulfilled using a standard compact track loader (CTL) with a simple bucket, overgrown areas with thick brush and trees require heavier-duty forestry attachments. And powering these attachments …

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Big Iron, Attachments, and Technology Come of Age

For many highway and heavy contractors, it’s not only the machines used on-site that drive project productivity – it’s also the attachments.

From buckets, hammers, and cutters to rippers, brooms, and grabbers, these heavy equipment accessories are designed to enhance the use of big (and little) iron while driving productivity …

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The Right Attachment for the Job

Telehandlers are a popular choice for a wide range of material handling applications on job sites due to the variety of attachments they can be equipped with. The versatility of these machines allows operators the ability to perform a variety of job site tasks. Unlike forklifts, which rely on a …

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Power Equipment Co
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Rise of the Machines

Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.

In today’s competitive market, …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

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The Sound of Silence

Like the air we breathe, sound is an important, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. And, just as air quality and its effects on health have become an important part of the safety conversation, the negative effects of sound exposure on employees and the public are a growing …

Getting on Top of Tower Safety

Communications towers have long been a part of the landscape, but if you think you’re seeing many more of them, you’re not mistaken. The rapidly increasing demand for wireless communication and private communication networks has triggered a significant increase in the construction of towers.

The growing presence of towers means …

National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

HOUSTON, TX — National Trench Safety (NTS) and Trench Plate Rental Company (TPRC), two pure-play providers of trench safety solutions in the U.S., announce that they have entered into a definitive agreement to merge. The combined company will be majority-owned by Tailwind Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. …

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Equipment Manufacturers Report Positive Outlook for 2021

MILWAUKEE, WI — As the industry emerges from a full year under the COVID-19 cloud, a clear majority (88 percent) of equipment manufacturers report a positive outlook for 2021, according to a new survey released by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. More than half (55 percent) of the respondents …

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Manhattan Construction Company Names George Vice President, Leader of Expanded Atlanta Operations

ATLANTA, GA — National construction services firm Manhattan Construction Company appoints Jeff George as Vice President of its newly expanded Atlanta office. George will lead client engagement, preconstruction, and construction services for its growing client base in Georgia.

“Jeff possesses exceptional expertise in planning and execution of projects and is …

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West Coast Architecture Firm AO Selects Atlanta as Eastern Regional Corporate Hub

ATLANTA, GA — AO, a full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the entire commercial real estate spectrum, announces the grand opening of its Midtown Atlanta office. The office is spearheaded by AO Partner Richard Clarke, IV, AIA, a design architect and Atlanta resident with a diverse portfolio …

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Five Tips for Maintaining Low-Level Access Mobile Elevating Work Platforms

Even though preventive maintenance can be the single most crucial factor in keeping an equipment fleet operating in peak condition, while lowering a machine’s total cost of ownership, it is easy to have an “if it isn’t broke, don’t fix it” mentality. Especially in lean years, maximizing each piece of …

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Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field at the University of Florida Opens for 2021 Season

GAINESVILLE, FL — Florida Ballpark at Alfred A. McKethan Field in Gainesville, Florida, designed by Populous, debuts its enhanced player and fan experience. The new ballpark replaces McKethan Stadium, which opened in 1949 and hosted its last game in 2020. The $65-million ballpark is located on the southwest part …

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Botts Joins HNTB in Tennessee as Regional Business Development Leader

NASHVILLE, TN — Lyndsay Botts joins HNTB Corporation as Regional Business Development Leader in Nashville. In this role, Botts, with nearly 25 years of communications, political, and transportation policy experience in Tennessee, collaborates with HNTB leaders and project teams to develop new business strategies, maintain and build client relationships, and …

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Skanska Completes Primary Construction Work on Fifth + Broadway Project

NASHVILLE, TN — Skanska USA announces the completion of the core of its work as general contractor on Fifth + Broadway, Brookfield Properties’ mixed-use project at the very heart of downtown Nashville. Skanska was initially engaged in 2014 as the project was in the planning phase.

Breaking ground in …

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Ryan Companies Breaks Ground on Tradition Preparatory High

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL — Ryan Companies US, Inc., a national developer, builder, designer, and property manager, announces the groundbreaking of Tradition Preparatory High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida. Tradition Preparatory will be the second phase of Renaissance Charter School, a K-8 Charter Schools USA/Red Apple Development (RAD) …

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Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

Epiroc
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Power Equipment Co
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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

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Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

Bomag - Roller
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Linder Industrial Machinery
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Using Technology to Solidify a Unified Team Culture in 2021

Whether it’s on the front lines of a battlefield, a supply chain or a construction site, culture is a fundamental aspect of human existence. Culture keeps us bonded to groups of people – whether it’s within the context of our families, our communities or even our workplaces – and allows …

Thorough Accident Investigations Require Seven Steps

While there’s a big difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it, companies frequently confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify those at fault, and that’s where the investigation ends.

Most workplace incidents are not that clear-cut. An individual …

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Curry Supply Welcomes Nelson as Regional Sales Manager in the Southeast

ATLANTA, GA — Curry Supply Co. announces its investment in the Southeast territory with the introduction of Georgia resident, Steve Nelson, as Regional Sales Manager. In this role, Nelson will utilize his industry knowledge and experience to serve as the dedicated Curry Supply representative for clients located in North …

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Columbus Businessman Carreker Elected to Georgia State Transportation Board

ATLANTA, GA — Russ Carreker, a native of Americus who resides in Columbus, was elected as the new State Transportation Board Member representing the 3rd Congressional District, which represents west central Georgia and is comprised of Carroll, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Lamar, Meriwether, Pike, Spalding, Troup, and Upson counties. It …

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ALLU Group Inc. Announces New Dealer for Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN — ALLU Group Inc. announces Stowers Machinery Corp., headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee, as its newest dealer for the full line of ALLU Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The company has six locations in Tennessee, and provides sales and rental of ALLU’s attachments, as well as …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
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Georgia DOT Provides Updates on I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvements Project

MACON-BIBB COUNTY, GA — Contractors for the Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) continue construction activities related to the I-16/I-75 Interchange Improvement Project in Macon-Bibb County. The recent activities are listed below.

Ongoing, Long-Term Closures
  • The dedicated right turn lane on the I-16 eastbound off-ramp to Spring Street will remain …
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NBA’s Orlando Magic and AdventHealth Break Ground on Training and Sports Medicine Center

ORLANDO, FL — The HOK-designed AdventHealth Training Center will provide the Orlando Magic with an innovative sports performance center and the community with a wellness facility focused on whole-person health and sports science.

AdventHealth and the Orlando Magic are building an innovative health and wellness model that brings whole-person …

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Dewberry Welcomes Blitch and Noble to Panama City, Florida, Office

PANAMA CITY, FL — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has hired Ben Blitch, PE, and Trevor Noble in its Panama City, Florida, office.

With more than 15 years of experience, Blitch joins the firm as a Senior Project Manager where he is responsible …

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Freese and Nichols Names Hatley as New Executive Vice President

RALEIGH, NC — Freese and Nichols, Inc., promotes Tricia Hatley, PE, a longtime manager with nationally recognized leadership experience, to Executive Vice President as the company prepares for succession changes. As a new member of the Executive Team, Hatley oversees the firm’s operations in North Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, …

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Ferrovial and Lilium to Develop US Vertiport Network

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Ferrovial, a global infrastructure operator, and Lilium, the aviation company developing an all-electric, vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) jet aircraft, have signed a framework agreement to develop a network of at least 10 vertiports. The zero-carbon infrastructure and services will cover strategic locations in all major …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Manhattan Construction Company Promotions of Miller and Heddens

TAMPA, FL — National construction services firm, Manhattan Construction Company promotes Michael Miller as Vice President and Scott Heddens as Operations Manager of its Central Florida region. Based in Tampa, Miller will lead client engagement, preconstruction, and construction services, and Heddens will oversee field operations to ensure building excellence for …

Governor DeSantis, Florida DOT Announce Completion of 23rd Street Flyover in Panama City

PANAMA CITY, FL — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently joined Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) Secretary Kevin J. Thibault, PE as well as other state and local partners in Panama City to celebrate the completion of the 23rd Street Flyover project. The $67.9-million project is part of a continuing effort …

Governor DeSantis’ Florida Leads Budget Proposes $10.4B in Funding for Florida DOT

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Governor Ron DeSantis unveils his Florida Leads budget for Fiscal Year 2021-2022. The proposed budget provides $10.4 billion in funding for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This budget continues to invest in essential improvements and enhancements that will allow FDOT to stay focused on providing a …

Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every …

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Crystal Tractor Supercenters of Florida Join Takeuchi's Dealer Network

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, has expanded its North American dealer network with three Crystal Tractor Supercenter locations in Chiefland, Spring Hill, and Ocala, Florida. These locations will now carry the full line of Takeuchi excavators, compact track loaders, and wheel loaders. They will also …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
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Joint Venture of Skanska, New South, FS360, and Synergy Selected for $124.5M Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

ATLANTA, GA — The joint venture led by construction and development firm Skanska, along with New South Construction, FS360, and Synergy Construction, announces it will construct five additional gates at the north end of Concourse T at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. In addition to building the …

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Northside Hospital Gwinnett Unveils New Prefabricated Inpatient Units to Care for Critically Ill and COVID-19 Patients

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — Northside Hospital Gwinnett in Lawrenceville, Georgia, is the first hospital in the Southeast to install the STAAT ModTM (Strategic, Temporary, Acuity-Adaptable Treatment) units to care for COVID-19 and other critically ill patients. These modules, designed by HGA and prefabricated and assembled by The Boldt Company, were …

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BNA’s New Concourse D Awarded LEED Silver Certification for Green Design and Construction

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville International Airport’s new Concourse D has received LEED Silver certification for sustainable design and construction — making it one of only nine newly constructed airport facilities in the world to attain this distinction under the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) rigorous LEED v4 standards.

With …

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Skanska to Build $187M Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute

ORLANDO, FL — Skanska, a construction and development firm, announces it was awarded the contract to lead construction for the new 371,000-square-foot Orlando Health Jewett Orthopedic Institute in downtown Orlando. The combined inpatient and outpatient facility will be dedicated solely to the care of orthopedic patients.

The institute includes …

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Equipment Incorporated Adds Three New Locations, Expands Service in the South

SUWANEE, GA — Heavy equipment companies in the South now have greater access to Doosan machines, parts, and service. Equipment Incorporated has expanded with three new dealer locations. The new Equipment Incorporated dealerships add to the company’s existing locations that serve customers across Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas.

Equipment Incorporated …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
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Volvo CE Expands Certified Used Centers with New Southeastern US Location

The new Volvo Certified Used center at Alta Equipment in Jacksonville, Florida, is Volvo CE’s fourth location following the opening of centers in Philadelphia, Las Vegas, and Detroit in the last two years. Machines in the Volvo Certified Used (VCU) program go through a rigorous inspection process.

“The construction …

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Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

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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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Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

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Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Four Strategies for Construction Companies to Rebound from COVID-19

It has been almost a year since COVID-19 was declared a pandemic, and unfortunately, we don’t have an answer as to when life will go back to normal, or even what the “new normal” will look like. Disruptions in the hard-hit construction industry – such as supply chain shortages and …

Balfour Beatty Completes Construction on $298M River Landing Project in Miami

MIAMI, FL — Balfour Beatty has completed construction on River Landing Shops and Residences, a 2.5 million-square-foot, mixed-use development along the Miami River. On behalf of real-estate investment trust, H&R REIT and South Florida developer, Urban-X Group with Matthews Southwest providing owner representative services, the $298-million megaproject will be a …

Have You Fallen for These Common Safety Myths?

Safety sounds like a simple concept, but when it comes to workplace safety, that isn’t always the case. As our professionals interact with companies and workers in many industries, they frequently hear things that may sound plausible, but that really aren’t true. We’ve collected several of the most common here. …

U.S. DOT Launches New Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new demonstration program to establish several Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators), which will expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through finance and delivery methods. The department’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to solicit applications …

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Griffin Electric Celebrates Sixth Annual National Apprenticeship Week

HOLLISTON, MA — Wayne J. Griffin Electric, Inc. (Griffin Electric), an electrical subcontractor throughout New England and the Southeast, recently participated in the sixth annual U.S. Department of Labor’s National Apprenticeship Week. The federal initiative provides Griffin Electric an opportunity to showcase its in-house Apprenticeship Training Program and celebrate the …

Vogele
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Power Equipment Co
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CenterPoint Earns Green Building Certification at Second Port Everglades Facility

HOLLYWOOD, FL — CenterPoint Properties announces it has earned the Florida Green certification for 3413 McIntosh Road in Hollywood, Florida. The Florida Green Building Coalition has now awarded its Silver certification to both of CenterPoint’s buildings at its first-ever South Florida development, the Port Everglades International Logistics Center.

“When we …

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Turner Construction Company Reaches Major Milestone on New Monroe Street Parking Garage in Downtown Huntsville

HUNTSVILLE, AL — Turner Construction Company announces the start of precast erection on the Monroe Street Parking Garage expansion and renovation in downtown Huntsville. The milestone signifies that vertical construction has begun.

The $14.4-million Monroe Street Parking Garage project includes the demolition of the existing two-story west section of the …

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HDR's Bayou Sara Swing Bridge Project Receives National Recognition

MOBILE COUNTY, AL — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized HDR's Bayou Sara Swing Bridge project with a national award. The project, based in Mobile County, Alabama, won the Honor Award.

Accelerated Bridge Replacement Reduces Time and Cost by Reusing Structures
Replacing a swing span in 48 …
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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

Vogele
Your local Wirtgen America dealer
Power Equipment Co
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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’ …

The Power of Where Symposium Puts Spatial Intelligence at Your Fingertips on January 26

DENVER, CO — Process innovation specialist to the AEC industry, MG AEC Technology Partners (MG), invites the industry to The Power of Where, an online symposium illuminating the intersection of BIM and GIS technologies. Sponsored by Autodesk and GIS industry leader, Esri, the January 26, 2021 virtual conference will …

Equipment Leasing & Finance 2021 US Economic Outlook

Equipment and software investment growth fared better than overall GDP growth in 2020 as businesses invested to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic, and growth should remain well into positive territory in the beginning of 2021. Annual equipment and software investment growth of 7.8 percent is forecast for 2021. Annual U.S. …

AASHTO Recognizes Florida DOT Employee with President’s Award

OCOEE, FL — The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) recently presented Barbara Davis, Toll Studies and Forecasting Administrator for the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT), Florida’s Turnpike Enterprise, with the President’s Transportation Award for Research during a nationwide virtual event. Davis’ work includes developing advanced …

Baptist Health Care Breaks Ground on New Health Campus

PENSACOLA, FL — Baptist Health Care (BHC) recently held a virtual groundbreaking event for the construction of its new health campus. The event was streamed via Facebook Live and YouTube Live. The event was held 71 years to the day from the groundbreaking of BHC’s flagship facility, Baptist Hospital.

“This …

Komatsu Dealer Program
Your local Komatsu America Corp dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
Power Equipment Co
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 …

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 …

Do Your Workers Truly Understand HazCom?

Workers in all sorts of industries use, or may become exposed to, various types of hazardous chemicals and other substances on a regular basis. Sometimes those hazards are part of a production process, while in other instances it may be something used to clean a worksite.

That’s why OSHA requires …

2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

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High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

Gomaco
Your local Gomaco dealer
Ring Power Corporation
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Demolition Doctors

Like many cities with a long history, the skyline of San Diego, California, has changed significantly over the centuries. Even in the modern era, demolition and construction continue to transform California’s second-largest city. However, with growing populations and congested urban environments, demolition contractors are forced to find safer ways to …

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Tennessee State Museum Receives Urban Land Institute Award

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee State Museum was awarded the Excellence in Development Award in the Large Public Sector category by Urban Land Institute Nashville. Judges praised the design of the museum including the use of local materials to create a world-class museum.

The Tennessee State Museum illuminates the rich …

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Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas Welcomes Kim as President

NORCROSS, GA — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas, Inc. (HCEA), welcomes J.Y. Kim as President. 28-year Hyundai veteran Kim began his career as part of an overseas sales team to support North American Operations, and later worked at HCEA’s Chicago office from 2004 to 2008.

He was instrumental in establishing a …

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Atlas Copco Power Technique Signs Mid-America Engine as Dealer

WARRIOR, AL — Atlas Copco Power Technique (AC), a provider of air, flow, and power solutions, introduces Mid-America Engine as a dealer, effective immediately. Located in Warrior, Alabama, the dealer will provide sales, service, and distribution to customers throughout Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and the Florida Panhandle (from Tallahassee to the …

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Unlocking the Full Potential of Construction Fleet Physical Security Integration

For construction firms with significant fleet vehicle and equipment assets needing to be protected from theft or vandalism, fully integrating the latest capabilities of physical security and access control systems can drive down costs significantly.

This “virtual” approach combines video surveillance, access control, and information technology (IT) integration to replace …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Power Equipment Co
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The Role of Rental in 2020 and What It Teaches Us for 2021

If there is any one thing to be said about 2020, it’s that uncertainty ruled the day in many ways and in many aspects of life. The construction industry was no exception, as contractors in all segments juggled the unknowns of an election year, a global pandemic, and everything else …

H&E Equipment Awarded Takeuchi's Southwest Region Dealer of the Year

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a global manufacturer of compact equipment, has awarded H&E Equipment as its 2019 Southwest Region Dealer of the Year. H&E’s successful sales efforts in 2019 have proven that they are outstanding in the construction equipment market. Takeuchi’s Southwest Region Business Manager Hampton Wideman presented the …

New Steel Form and Manufacturing Firm, Lail Bridge Forms, Emerges in Tennessee

JASPER, TN — After 29 years in the steel form and manufacturing industry, Richard (Rick) Lail of Lookout Mountain has created a new firm — Lail Bridge Forms. The move is intended to serve existing customers more efficiently, with elevated technology, and to garner new business with a now …

AECOM, Jackson Health System Partner to Deliver $170M Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center

MIAMI, FL — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces major project completion of the Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial (Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center). AECOM provided program management and staff augmentation services to design and construct this comprehensive rehabilitation …

CEMEX Secures Aid for Florida Nonprofits to Provide Food, Shelter, Safety, and Education

MIAMI, FL — CEMEX USA announces that its philanthropic arm, the CEMEX Foundation, has awarded grants to more than 15 nonprofit organizations across Florida with the funding expected to assist in providing food, housing, safety, education, and other vital support to communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are honored to …

Bomag - Roller
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

Improving Contractor Interactions Through the SCARF Model

It happens on nearly every jobsite and nearly every day. A worker performs a task without using the proper safety procedures and a safety professional walks up to correct him. The mood becomes tense, the worker’s resentment is obvious, and the safety pro becomes defensive in return.

The safety professional …

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JE Dunn Construction Begins Emergency Department Upgrades at Northside Hospital Gwinnett

ATLANTA, GA — JE Dunn Construction has begun a major $57-million expansion of the emergency department at Northside Hospital Gwinnett, in Lawrenceville, Georgia, to be followed by significant renovations of emergency department facilities during a second phase of the project.

The expansion will add two new floors and approximately 38,000 …

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KCI Named as Bentley Year in Infrastructure Awards Finalist

ATLANTA, GA — KCI announces that the HUB404 project has been selected by Bentley Systems as a 2020 Year in Infrastructure Awards finalist.

The international program focuses on the use of Bentley software in construction, design, and operations. These tools are utilized across practices such as infrastructure design, construction management, …

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Hoar Construction Announces Completion of Expansion Project at Lakeshore Foundation

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Hoar Construction announces the completion of construction on a $17.5-million expansion initiative at the Lakeshore Foundation Master Campus in Homewood, Alabama, near Birmingham. The Lakeshore Foundation is a nonprofit organization providing opportunities for people with disabilities in Alabama and across the country to lead healthy, independent lives …

Epiroc
Your local Atlas Copco CMT USA dealer
Power Equipment Co
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Avoiding Costly and Potentially Deadly Shortcuts in Netting System Selection

Construction managers, general contractors, and building owners are certainly familiar with safety netting systems and the reasons to install them, which include protecting workers and debris from falling from structures, as well as façade and ceiling containment. They also believe these passive systems create and maintain a safe work environment. …

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McCarthy Building Companies Deploys Women’s Safety Harness Program

DALLAS, TX — A recipient of the women’s safety harness grant from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy) is piloting a new women’s safety harness design across it’s Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta-area project sites. The safety harness grant was created by …

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US LBM Continues Southeast Growth with New Central Florida Location

‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪LAKELAND, FL — US LBM, a distributor of specialty building materials in the United States, announces the recent opening of a new full line building materials location in Lakeland, Florida. The ‬yard ‪is the fifth new location US LBM has opened this year.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪‪"Central Florida continues to be a …

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Local Retail Marketplace Wins 2020 ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Award

NASHVILLE, TN — The Urban Land Institute (ULI) has selected the L&L Market development in West Nashville for a 2020 ULI Nashville Excellence in Development Award. The project was among two other outstanding real estate development projects from around Nashville selected as winners in the small, private sector category.

L&L …

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Skellie Named President of National Association of Women in Construction - Coastal Georgia Chapter

SAVANNAH, GA — Laura Skellie, a Superintendent at JE Dunn Construction, has been elected President of the Coastal Georgia Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). Prior to the president’s position she served the chapter as a Director and Committee Chair.

“This is my 5th …

Gomaco
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Ring Power Corporation
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Hensel Phelps Celebrates Topping Out of Tampa International Airport Main Terminal Curbside Expansion

TAMPA, FL — Hensel Phelps recently celebrated the topping out of the Main Terminal Curbside Expansion for the Blue Side at Tampa International Airport. The 150,000-square-foot project includes new express curbsides that will make the airport more efficient by allowing guests to bypass the ticketing level or baggage claim areas …

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Making the Whole Person Matter

The construction worker offers much for which to be celebrated. They transform blank canvasses of earth to create spaces for work, education, or play and build structures to cross bodies of water that connect communities. Bottom line, the construction worker helps to build a country’s future.

Driving this ability is …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

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HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

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Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

Bomag - Roller
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Linder Industrial Machinery
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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

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Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

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Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

Georgia DOT Named Overall Winner in 2020 NOCoE TSMO Awards

ATLANTA, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has been selected as the 2020 NOCoE (National Operations Center of Excellence) TSMO Awards Overall Winner. The awards celebrate the expanding discipline of transportation systems management and operations (TSMO), which aims to get the most out of the existing transportation system …

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 …

Bomag - Roller
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Linder Industrial Machinery
Astec Announces Alta Equipment as New Dealer for Roadtec Products

CHATTANOOGA, TN — Astec Industries announces Alta Equipment as the newest distributor for Roadtec products. Roadtec’s asphalt paving equipment will be available in Florida on Alta Equipment’s integrated dealer network, one of the largest in the nation.

“We are excited about our partnership in Florida," said Chris Colwell, Vice …

Caterpillar Signs Agreement to Acquire Weir Oil & Gas

DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. has signed an agreement to acquire the Oil & Gas Division (Weir Oil & Gas) of the Weir Group PLC, a Scotland-based global engineering business. Headquartered near Fort Worth, Texas, Weir Oil & Gas produces a full line of pumps, flow iron, consumable parts, …

Georgia Governor Joins Kubota for Gainesville Facility Groundbreaking

GAINESVILLE, GA — Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp recently headlined Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp.’s groundbreaking ceremony for the company's new engineering and design center in Gainesville, Georgia.

Kubota’s newest facility will consist of engineering offices, workshops, and testing buildings, as well as large-scale grading and development of several outdoor …

Alta Equipment Company Adds Construction Equipment OEM Brands to Its Six Florida Locations

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Alta Equipment Florida, formerly Flagler Equipment, a distributor of specialized construction equipment sales, parts, service, and rentals, announces the expansion of its construction original equipment manufacturer (OEM) portfolio with the addition of six new premium brands — Merlo, Avant, Bergmann, Carlson, Roadtec, and Peterson. Alta Equipment …

Balfour Beatty to Deliver Jacksonville University’s New Basketball Performance Center

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Balfour Beatty has been awarded by Jacksonville University (JU) to construct its new Basketball Performance Center that will serve as the future home of the institution’s men’s and women’s basketball program and day-to-day operations. The new facility will provide a new home for student-athletes, enhance the university’s …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
ECA Jacksonville Celebrates Five Years of Growth in the Southeast

JACKSONVILLE, FL — Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a distributor of specialty foundation equipment, has seen continuous expansion at its Green Cove Springs, Florida branch since opening the location five years ago. This location serves Florida, Georgia, Alabama, and the Caribbean.

“We have experienced solid growth in the Southeast market …

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USGBC Georgia Announces 2020 Chrysalis Award Winners

ATLANTA, GA — Six winners took home green awards after the virtual celebration of the Chrysalis Awards.

U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Georgia created the Chrysalis Awards to support broadening the conversation between the green building industry and the green community. The goal is to support and recognize the people …

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Skanska USA Completes Renovations for New Atlanta Office at Marquis One

ATLANTA, GA — Skanska announces that it has completed the renovation of and moved to its new Atlanta office at 245 Peachtree Center Avenue. Taking 15,004 square feet on the 25th floor at Marquis One, the company relocated from 55 Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard.

Skanska’s new office layout emphasizes community …

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Curry Supply Adds Buddin as North Carolina-Based Regional Sales Manager

FUQUAY VARINA, NC — Curry Supply Co. announces the addition of Will Buddin to the team as a Regional Sales Manager. Buddin will oversee customers positioned in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Florida.

With more than 19 years in the pump, OEM, and heavy equipment rental industries, Buddin …

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Local Leaders Recognized at the 2020 Central Florida Leadership Awards

JACKSONVILLE, FL — In a time of social, economic, and environmental upheaval, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) took a moment to celebrate and honor its local USGBC Florida community for the progress it has made toward a healthy, equitable, and prosperous future. The Central Florida chapter honored several leaders …

SITECH
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SITECH Mid-South
SITECH South
SITECH Tri-Rivers
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Ready to Roll

Near the Kansas City International Airport lies a well-traveled stretch of road that connects NE Cookingham Drive to I-435. A 20-mile jaunt separates the airport from downtown Kansas City, and while some drivers might make their way via the direct I-29 route, others choose the I-435 route that might take …

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16@95 Improvement Projects Kick Off With Virtual Ceremonial Groundbreaking

SAVANNAH, GA — The Georgia Department of Transportation (Georgia DOT) recently celebrated the start of construction for the 16@95 Improvement Projects. In accordance with social distancing practices, instead of a typical in-person groundbreaking ceremony, Georgia DOT produced a video to celebrate this occasion.

The projects will improve traffic flow and …

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Florida DOT Projects Receive Recognition from America’s Transportation Awards

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) received two regional awards for the S.R. 82 Widening Project and SunTrax Phase 1 from the Southern Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (SASHTO) as part of the annual America’s Transportation Awards competition.

“This recognition further highlights the department’s continued …

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Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

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Oldcastle APG’s Echelon and Belgard Sustainable Materials Integral to Bellwood Quarry Megaproject

The Bellwood Quarry, Atlanta’s iconic filming location, awaits its closing scene as plans move forward for a transformation that will greatly impact residents. No longer will the mini canyon be featured as a Walking Dead zombie pit or a Stranger Things supernatural playground. Georgia’s landmark crater will soon be flooded …

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Your local Bomag Americas dealer
Linder Industrial Machinery
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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

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Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

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Technology Enables Construction Continuity

As we look ahead and try to make predictions about the future of construction, some aspects are murky. No one would have predicted the situation we found ourselves in during 2020, with a global pandemic bringing the economy to its knees, delaying construction projects nationwide, and changing the way we …

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Living on the Cutting Edge

Mining and quarrying are deep-rooted businesses. The oldest known mine is located in Southern Africa and was active, quite appropriately, during the Stone Age – an astounding 43,000 years ago. Possibly even more incredible are the ancient mines that are still producing.

Fast forward to today, where we find an …

Vogele
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Power Equipment Co
LJA Engineering Nationally Ranked in Top Ten as Best Firm To Work For by Zweig Group

HOUSTON, TX — LJA Engineering has once again been recognized as a Best Firm To Work For in 2020 by the Zweig Group. The Best Firms To Work For awards honor the best architecture, engineering, planning, environmental, and construction firms (AEC) to work for in North America.

"With recruitment …

What Contractors Need to Know About EMR

It’s a small number that carries a huge impact for a contractor’s business. It affects their ability to stay competitive and maintain profitability, and it gives owners and construction managers powerful insights into the contractor’s business philosophy. It says so much that owners and CMs use it to decide whether …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Nearly $100M to Improve Transit in South Florida

MIAMI, FL — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $99.9-million grant to the Miami-Dade County Department of Transportation and Public Works (DTPW) for the South Corridor Rapid Transit Project in Miami-Dade County, Florida. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service from Florida …

Zapata Named CMAA's Certified Construction Manager of the Year

MIAMI LAKES, FL — Lionel Zapata, PE, CCM, Senior Federal Program Manager, based in HDR’s Miami Lakes, Florida office, has been named Construction Management Association of America's (CMAA) certified construction manager of the year.

The Mehdi Heydari CCM of the Year award program recognizes individuals for achievements …

Halff Associates, Inc. Announces Acquisition of BESH, Inc.

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), an engineering/architecture consulting firm, announces the acquisition of the Tavares, Florida-based firm BESH, Inc. BESH will do business as BESH Halff.

BESH is a multidiscipline civil engineering firm under the leadership of Principals Duane Booth, Robert Ern Jr., and Charles …

Leeboy - Pavers/Asphalt
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Power Equipment Co
Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute Announces CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards Recipients

SCHAUMBURG, IL — The Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI) announces the results of their biennial CRSI HONORS Design and Construction Awards program. Of the entries received, eight projects were selected to receive recognition.

Project entries were evaluated on the basis of: satisfaction of owners objectives, development of innovative solutions, maximizing …

ABC Honors Student Winners of 2020 Construction Management Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-six teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, which was held virtually for the first time. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same …

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Restoring the Interstate Highway System

At 64 years old, an age at which many Americans are approaching Medicare eligibility and reduced workloads, the Interstate Highway System is deteriorating, its traffic load of cars and trucks continues to increase, and the system lacks an adequate long-term care plan.

The Interstate Highway System remains the workhorse of …

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Cowin Equipment Awarded Takeuchi Dealer of the Year in Southeast Region

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, awards Cowin Equipment as the 2019 Southeast Dealer of the Year. Takeuchi’s Southeast Business Region Manager Steve DePriest presented Cowin Equipment with the award.

Cowin Equipment was awarded after considering its commitment and excellence in a number of areas including …

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Alabama AGC Donates High Tech Simulator to Local Skills Trades Academy

BIRMINGHAM, AL — Alabama Associated General Contractors (Alabama AGC) is helping pave the way for the construction industry’s future.

In 2019, Alabama AGC held a significant role in launching the Hoover city school system’s Skills Trade Academy at the Riverchase Career Connection Center (RC3), a program designed to advance youth …

Iowa Mold Tooling Co Inc
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Nichols Fleet Equipment
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Point and Measure

Traditionally, moisture tests require laborious effort and are slow to return results from the laboratory.  The risk of damage increases during transit of the materials potentially altering or destroying the entire sample, making this option much less practical for construction sites.  Industry innovators have developed a simplified approach with testing …

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Schnabel Engineering Promotes Brill and Elliott

KNOXVILLE, TN — Schnabel Engineering announces the promotion of Gary Brill, PE and Graham Elliott, PE in the Knoxville, Tennessee, and Alpharetta, Georgia, offices.

Brill has 34 years of both geotechnical/geostructural and dams design experience. Throughout his career at Schnabel Engineering, he has designed and managed the construction of numerous …

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Stantec-Designed 17 West Mixed-Use Development Completed in Miami Beach

MIAMI, FL — Global integrated design firm Stantec celebrates the completion of the five-story 17 West, a mixed-use development that includes Miami Beach’s first Trader Joe’s grocery store. Located on 17th Street between Alton Road and West Avenue in Miami Beach, the 185,388-square-foot development features 23 units, a rooftop pool …

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National Trench Safety Announces Relocation of Miami, Florida, Operation

MIAMI, FL — National Trench Safety, LLC (NTS), a Houston-based company specializing in the rental and sales of trench and traffic safety equipment, along with trench and traffic safety engineering, and OSHA-compliant training classes, announces the relocation of its Miami, Florida, area operation.

NTS completed the relocation of its existing …

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Thompson's Station, Tennessee, Becomes New Home for Caterpillar Equipment Dealer

NASHVILLE, TN — Construction in Middle Tennessee continues to push forward, enabling Thompson Machinery, the local Caterpillar dealer, to invest $15 million in Thompson's Station, Tennessee. Even with a presidential election looming, global economic uncertainty, and national social unrest, Nashville and its surrounding counties continue to be the darling …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
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Pinnacle Central Co Inc
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Curry Supply Adds Hendricks as National Account Manager

ST. AUGUSTINE, FL — Curry Supply welcomes Forest Hendricks to the sales team as National Account Manager. Hendricks joins Curry Supply’s national account, bringing a focus on heavy machinery and the railroad industry. With his experience in rail, he will work toward further developing Curry Supply’s presence in the top …

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FINLEY Hires Duarte as a Bridge Designer

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bridge design and construction engineering firm, Finley Engineering Group (FINLEY) welcomes Alejandra Duarte, EIT, as a Bridge Designer to its expanding bridge design and construction engineering firm.

Duarte obtained her Bachelor of Arts in civil engineering and her Master of Engineering in structural engineering from the …

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FINLEY Hires Frederiksen as Senior Bridge Engineer

TALLAHASSEE, FL — Bridge design and construction engineering firm, FINLEY Engineering Group (FINLEY) welcomes Claus Frederiksen. PE, as a Senior Bridge Engineer to its growing bridge design and construction engineering firm.

Frederiksen brings 26 years of engineering experience, particularly in bridge design and construction engineering. He has an extensive …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

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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. …

Takeuchi Mfg Ltd
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Power Equipment Co
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Ten Equipment Trailer Maintenance Tips

Heavy-haul trailers trek thousands of miles during their service lives and encounter many challenges – from rocks and ruts to bumps and jolts, no trailer gets out unscathed. To get the most from trailers, here are some tips to prevent costly damage and keep your trailers in top shape.

Start …
Balfour Beatty Breaks Ground on In-Kind Construction Services for Atlanta Mission’s Restoration House Homeless Shelter

ATLANTA, GA — Balfour Beatty has started demolition and construction activities for the Atlanta Mission’s Restoration House, the first low-barrier day shelter designed to serve Atlanta-area women and children battling homelessness. Construction services for the new shelter located at the current Ethel Street facility will be funded by donations and …

CenterPoint Earns Green Building Certification for its First South Florida Development

HOLLYWOOD, FL — CenterPoint Properties announces it has earned the Florida Green certification for 3423 McIntosh Road in Hollywood, Florida, by the Florida Green Building Coalition (FGBC). The CenterPoint development scored 37 percent above FGBC’s certification requirement to achieve the Silver level.

“We designed both buildings at the Port Everglades …

Dynapac North America Strengthens Dealer Network with Addition of Durante Equipment

HOLLYWOOD, FL — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of equipment for compaction and paving applications, announces the addition of Durante Equipment to its growing dealer network. Durante Equipment rents, sells, and supports the complete Dynapac portfolio in Southern Florida to include Broward, Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Palm Beach …

The Christman Company Donates New Toys to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital

KNOXVILLE, TN — The Christman Company donated more than 200 toys to East Tennessee Children’s Hospital so that patients have new stuffed animals, books, and games during the COVID-19 pandemic.

For health and safety reasons due to the pandemic, toys can not be shared by the hospitalized children because of …

Wirtgen America Inc
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Dobbs Equipment
Power Equipment Co
Skanska Selected for the $70.5M Reconstruction of Interstate 4 at SR 557 Interchange

LAKELAND, FL — Skanska announces it was selected to lead the reconstruction of Interstate 4 at State Road 557 interchange in Central Florida, a $70.5-million design build project on behalf of the Florida Department of Transportation. Construction is projected to begin in September 2020 and completion is slated for …

Common Ground Alliance Launches Damage Prevention Industry’s Official Conference & Expo in Orlando next March

ORLANDO, FL — The Common Ground Alliance (CGA) announces that it will host the damage prevention industry’s official Conference & Expo from March 2-5, 2021, in Orlando. The 2021 CGA Conference & Expo is designed to focus on cross-industry, multi-stakeholder collaboration to develop concrete actions to address the challenge of …

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 …

U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $21.8M Grant Award for Central Avenue BRT Project in St. Petersburg, Florida

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $21.8-million grant award to the Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) for the Central Avenue “SunRunner” Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project in St. Petersburg, Florida. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service from …

Florida DOT Projects Receive Recognition from Florida Transportation Builders Association

TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) recently received Best in Construction Awards from the Florida Transportation Builders Association (FTBA) for 14 projects throughout Florida. Each year, the FTBA recognizes those companies and individuals who have responsibly executed outstanding road and bridge construction projects across the state.

“FDOT …

Doosan Infracore Portable Pwr
Your local Bobcat dealer
Pinnacle Central Co Inc
U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces Over $273M in Grants to 184 Airports in 41 States, Six Territories

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao announces that the Trump Administration will award more than $273 million in airport safety and infrastructure grants through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall …

Balfour Beatty US Civils Southeast Region Delivers Milestone Safety Record

WILMINGTON, NC — Balfour Beatty’s US Civils team safely achieves more than four million hours without a lost time incident in the southeast operating region. This safety milestone and record celebrates five years of safely delivering construction projects and the company’s commitment to its Zero Harm culture to protect …