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Agers Named Office Leader for HNTB’s Seattle Office

BELLEVUE, WA — Kristine Agers has been named HNTB Corporation’s Office Leader for the firm’s Seattle/Bellevue office. A Vice President, Agers brings three decades of technical expertise and leadership experience in transportation infrastructure. Since joining the firm in 2018, she has served HNTB’s clients as Group Director, Office Sales …

Alaska DOT&PF, Northwest Arctic Borough Partner in Regional Planning Organization

KOTZEBUE, AK — Residents of the Northwest Arctic Borough have a new partnership with Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) supporting the development of transportation projects in their region. In a signing ceremony, DOT&PF’s Judy Chapman, Deputy Director of Planning, and the Northwest Arctic Borough Mayor Dickie …

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Architecture and Design Firm NBBJ Announces McConnell as Board Chair

SEATTLE, WA — Architecture and design firm NBBJ announces Steve McConnell, FAIA, will be elevated to Chair of the firm's board and carry on as a Managing Partner focused on strategic planning and firm governance.

Based in Seattle, McConnell is focused on the future of architectural practice. During his …

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Bid Awarded for Interchange Construction at Aht’Wy Plaza

LEWISTON, ID — Knife River Corporation recently received the bid for a project that will construct an interchange on U.S. Highway 95/U.S. Highway 12 at the east entrance to Aht’Wy Plaza for $24.77 million.

With a contractor now on board, work is expected to take less than two years. The …

Capital Funding Proposed to Replace Four Bridges on the Alaska, Richardson, and Steese Highways

FAIRBANKS, AK — Interior Alaskans will start to see significant improvements along the Alaska, Richardson, and Steese Highways with the replacement of four additional bridges under the Governor’s Amended FY24 Capital Budget.

“We have bridge infrastructure on our National Highway System routes in the interior that date back to the …

Coastal Construction and Togal.AI Win AGC National Innovation Award

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

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

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Corps of Engineers to Begin Two-Year Safety, Seismic Repair Project at Willamette Falls Locks

WEST LINN, OR — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Portland District (Corps) has awarded a construction contract for completing safety and seismic repairs at Willamette Falls Locks before the agency’s official transfer of the historic navigation lock system to the Willamette Falls Locks Authority, expected to take place …

Evergreen Tractor Appointed as New ProStack Distributor

SEATTLE, WA — ProStack announces Evergreen Tractor as the new authorized distributor for the states of Washington, Idaho, Oregon, and Alaska. The heavy construction equipment rental and sales company will have access to the complete range of ProStack products, which have been specifically engineered for bulk material handling applications that …

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Hadsell Named HDR’s Education & Science Director for the U.S. West Region

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Greg Hadsell has been named HDR’s Education and Science Director for the U.S. West Region.

HDR currently has active education and science practices in the West with offices in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, and Phoenix. In this role, Hadsell will connect HDR …

Millig Design Build Selected for Washington State Capitol Projects

SEATTLE, WA — Millig Design Build, an integrated engineering, design, and construction firm, announces that it has been selected by the State of Washington Department of Enterprise Services (DES) to design and install energy-related upgrades at the Washington State Capitol Campus in Olympia.

DES operates and maintains over 3 …

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Corps Awards $5.5M Contract Toward Mountlake Terrace Lake Ballinger Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration Project

SEATTLE, WA — A contract to restore wetlands, riparian corridors, and fish and wildlife habitat within Ballinger Park in the city of Mountlake Terrace, Washington, was recently awarded by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials.

Tunista Construction, LLC of Federal Way, Washington, received the contract award for their $5.498 million …

Doosan Bobcat Announces Global Brand Strategy; Forklift, Portable Power, and Industrial Air Transition to Bobcat Brand

WEST FARGO, ND — Doosan Bobcat, Inc., a company within Doosan Group, announces its global branding strategy to create business and growth opportunities for the Doosan Bobcat product portfolio.

Doosan Portable Power (DPP), a global manufacturer of air compressors, mobile generators, and light towers; Doosan Industrial Air (DIA), …

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Heimbigner Appointed as Chief Operating Officer at Coffman Engineers

SPOKANE, WA — Coffman Engineers, Inc. (Coffman) appoints Spokane Principal and Civil Engineer Chad Heimbigner, PE, as Chief Operating Officer (COO). Heimbigner will provide executive guidance to Coffman’s business groups, including human resources, marketing, information technology, and business systems.

Prior to establishing the COO role, Chief Executive Officer and …

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HGA Designs Samsung Electronics’ New Bellevue Office

BELLEVUE, WA — HGA has devised a modern workspace for Samsung Electronics’ Bellevue, Washington, office that manifests its brand, culture, and vision and serves as a strategic asset for the company. A relocation from its former address in Redmond, Washington, the new office provides additional square footage and enhanced capabilities …

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Horner Named Oregon DOT Assistant Director of Operations

SALEM, OR — Leah Horner, who has worked in several high-profile transportation roles and has a long track record of public service, will join the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) as the next Assistant Director of Operations.

“Leah brings an incredible breadth of experience,” said ODOT Director Kris Strickler …

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LMN Architects Celebrates Completion of the Seattle Convention Center Summit Building

SEATTLE, WA — LMN Architects recently celebrated the completion of the Seattle Convention Center Summit building. The Summit building and the original Arch building, one and a half blocks away, create a campus built to usher in the future of meetings and conventions. Designed to serve visitors and the community, …

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Parametrix Appoints Peacock as Chair of the Board

SEATTLE, WA — Jeff Peacock, PE, has been appointed as Chair of Parametrix’s Board of Directors. He recently transitioned from Chief Executive Officer (CEO), a position he held for 15 years, to Executive Advisor, supporting strategic growth and mergers and acquisitions. Parametrix announced the selection of John Willis …

Rehabilitation Planned for Seven Miles of I-15 Near Wolf Creek

WOLF CREEK, MT — The Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) and Riverside Contracting will begin a project to rehabilitate approximately seven miles of Interstate 15 (I-15) near Wolf Creek. The project area begins approximately five miles south of Wolf Creek and extends north to the Augusta Interchange (Exit 228). This …

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Schofield Joins the Washington Asphalt Pavement Association as Technical Director

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

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Despite State and Federal Funding Increases, Montana’s Transportation System Still in Need of Road and Bridge Improvements, Safety and Capacity Upgrades

BILLINGS, MT — Despite additional state and federal transportation investment, some segments of Montana’s transportation system are deteriorated, lack some desirable roadway safety features, or do not have the level of reliability needed to fully support economic development, particularly on routes that are relied upon by the state’s growing energy …

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Downtown Redmond Link Extension Earns Envision Platinum Rating

REDMOND, WA — Sound Transit’s new light rail project that will bring service to downtown Redmond, Washington, has been awarded an Envision Platinum Award, with sustainable achievements across five areas of Envision. Sound Transit is building the extension with partners including Jacobs (lead Envision firm); Stacy and Witbeck/Kuney …

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 …

Keith Named Deputy Commissioner for Alaska DOT&PF

JUNEAU, AK — Katherine Keith was named Deputy Commissioner for the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), replacing Rob Carpenter, who left in December.

Keith will oversee a wide variety of multimodal transportation programs focusing on safety, economic vitality, resiliency, and sustainability. She will lead the department’s …

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McKinstry Names Allen Chief Client Officer to Emphasize Client Experience and Success

SEATTLE, WA — McKinstry announces a new leadership role dedicated to the client experience. Matt Allen is now Chief Client Officer at McKinstry, where he will work alongside the company’s partners and project teams to foster innovation and project excellence.

“Matt’s operational acumen and experience working across the organization on …

Michael Baker International Names Lim as Vice President and Western Regional Director

SAN DIEGO, CA — Michael Baker International, an engineering, planning, and consulting services company, announces that Trudi Lim, P.E., LEED AP, has been named Vice President and Western Regional Director. In this role, Lim will lead more than 800 employees and oversee all growth efforts, as well as …

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Parametrix Names Willis as Chief Executive Officer, Fisher as Puget Sound Vice President

PORTLAND, OR — Parametrix President, John Willis, has assumed the company’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) role. Willis was selected as President in June 2022, with the intent to transition into the CEO role.

He succeeds Jeff Peacock, who led the firm as CEO for nearly 15 years. Peacock …

POWER Engineers Names New Technology Team

BOISE, ID — POWER Engineers Inc. has formed a new Technology Group, which will focus on applying advances in technology to build success for clients and for internal teams.

Nathan Bingham will take the group’s helm as Vice President of Technology.

“I’m honored and excited to have been selected for …

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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 …

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Vermeer Northwest and Vermeer Mountain West Merge

CHANDLER, AZ — Vermeer Northwest and Vermeer Mountain West are joining forces. Vermeer Northwest merged with and took the name of Vermeer Mountain West. Combining these two adjacent Vermeer dealership groups creates a contiguous network of 13 locations spanning much of the western United States. By joining forces, both dealership …

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Walsh-Stantec Design-Build Team to Assist WSDOT with Removing Fish-Migration Barriers in Western Washington

SEATTLE, WA — The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) recently selected The Walsh Group and Stantec design-build team to help the state remove barriers to fish migration at six locations in western Washington. The projects in Mason and Thurston counties will integrate science and engineering to maximize the potential for …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded Montana State University Campus Energy Master Plan Contract

BOZEMAN, MT — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has been awarded a multi-year, multi-phase contract to develop a campus-wide energy master plan and targeted projects to help Montana State University (MSU) increase its energy efficiency.

Cushing Terrell will assist MSU with its continued progress to design, construct, and maintain buildings …

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Genie Team Members Celebrate Legacy of Company Founder, Bushnell Recognized for Industry Contributions

BOTHELL, WA — Genie announces that its founder, Sherman Ward “Bud” Bushnell, has been inducted into the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Hall of Fame. The AEM Hall of Fame recognizes the pioneers whose inventions, ideas, leadership, and courage have contributed to the industry and our community’s quality of …

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

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

“Today, the design-build project delivery …

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MDU Resources Names Gray President of Knife River Corporation, Barney Remains CEO

PORTLAND, OR — The Board of Directors of MDU Resources Group, Inc. announce that Brian R. Gray has been named President of the company’s wholly owned construction materials subsidiary, Knife River Corporation. David C. Barney will remain Knife River’s Chief Executive Officer.

On August 4, MDU Resources announced its …

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

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

"A key …

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Skanska Starts Construction on Multi-Family Tower and Retail Space in Seattle’s Belltown

SEATTLE, WA — Skanska, a development and construction firm, announces that it expects to begin construction on Kaye, a 260,619-square-foot multi-family tower located in Seattle’s Belltown, this winter. Skanska will both build and develop the 31-story tower with 6,100 square feet of neighborhood ‘living room’ spaces and ground floor …

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Stantec to Provide Architecture and Engineering Design Services for New Control Tower at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

ANCHORAGE, AK — Stantec was recently selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to provide architecture and engineering design services for the new airport traffic control tower (ATCT) and terminal radar approach control base building (TRACON) in Anchorage, Alaska.

The facility will provide air traffic control for Ted Stevens Anchorage …

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 …

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Timpson Joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager of Rail Transit

SEATTLE, WA — Diana Timpson, PE, PMP, joins HNTB as a Senior Project Manager in the firm’s Seattle office. Timpson brings more than 20 years of industry experience to her new role as Design Manager for the West Seattle and Ballard Link Extensions. Currently in preliminary engineering, the Sound …

Alaska DOT&PF, Skagway Partner to Develop New AMHS Ferry Facility at Ore Peninsula

JUNEAU, AK — Skagway will have the state as a partner in its pursuit to develop new marine facilities for both the Alaska Marine Highway System (AMHS) and commercial and private marine businesses. The partnership was outlined in an agreement signed by the Municipality of Skagway (MOS) and the Alaska …

Bullinga Joins HNTB as Senior Project Manager in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Heidi Bullinga, AIA, joins HNTB’s Seattle office as Senior Project Manager and Lead Architect for the West Seattle and Ballard light rail program. In this position, Bullinga will play an integral role in the expansion of the Link Light Rail to West Seattle and to …

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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell and Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture partner Hollingsworth Pack have been awarded an IDIQ (indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity) contract for architecture and engineering (A/E) services with the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) in support of projects funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). …

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Goodfellow Bros.' Wenatchee Office Raises Funds for SAGE at Fourth Annual Charity Golf Classic

WENATCHEE, WA — The Goodfellow Bros., (GBI) Wenatchee office recently held its fourth annual charity golf classic at the Wenatchee Golf and Country Club. The proceeds of this year’s event benefit SAGE (Safety. Advocacy. Growth. Empowerment.), which aims to help adults, youth, and children impacted by violence to build …

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HNTB Names Dippel President of Western Region

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB’s Michelle Dippel has been named President of the firm’s Western Region, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets in 13 states. She will be based in the firm’s downtown Los Angeles office.

“The Western Region, with its enormous market opportunities, is a …

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Idaho-Based Farm Equipment USA Joins Hyundai Construction Equipment Dealer Network

FRUITLAND, ID — Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas announces a dealership agreement with Farm Equipment USA, Fruitland, Idaho, under which Farm Equipment USA will sell and service Hyundai construction machines throughout west-central Idaho.

Farm Equipment USA represents a variety of mobile agricultural equipment brands, and offers a large selection of …

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

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

POWER and its prime design-build …

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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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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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McAlvain Construction Breaks Ground on Northside Logistics Center

NAMPA, ID — Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling, along with representatives from LDK Ventures, McAlvain Construction, and TOK Commercial, recently broke ground on the Northside Logistics Center, a brand new industrial park.

Located in Nampa, Idaho, phase one of the project will offer 270,000 square feet of warehouse …

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Skanska Names Guerrette as New Executive Vice President and General Manager Leading Building Operations in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Skanska names Lew Guerrette, a 26-year company veteran, as Executive Vice President and General Manager overseeing its building and construction operations in Seattle. Guerrette will join the Skanska USA Building leadership team.

“Lew has been instrumental in growing and developing our teams and business in Seattle …

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SOCOTEC Acquires Architecture and Engineering Company, Trinity | ERD

NEW ORLEANS, LA — SOCOTEC Consulting, Inc., a provider of TIC (Testing, Inspection, and Certification), consulting, and advisory services with a strategic focus on building and infrastructure sectors, announces that it has completed the acquisition of Trinity | ERD, an architecture and engineering company specializing in building envelope …

Sundt Hires Five in its Industrial Group in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, OR — Sundt Construction adds five to its Industrial Group in Oregon. James Castaneda, Kelly Johnson, Steven Gundersen, Cherie Breault, and Arafat Ara will all work on the Willamette Water Supply System Water Treatment Plant in Sherwood, Oregon.

“As we expand our project teams, we …

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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, …

Alaska DOT&PF Awarded $87M in Federal Highway Redistribution Funding

JUNEAU, AK — Over $87 million was pumped into Alaska’s economy when Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) received redistribution funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).

Redistribution is a mechanism to redistribute funding authority to states that demonstrated they have met 100 percent of their federal allocation …

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Burns & McDonnell Announces Herrington as Director of Operations for Denver and Pacific Northwest

DENVER, CO — Burns & McDonnell announces its selection of Zach Herrington, PE, to serve as Director of Operations for the firm’s offices in Denver and the Pacific Northwest. The firm's presence in the region is growing, creating new opportunities to support clients with innovative and cost-effective architecture, engineering, …

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Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant Receives Major Upgrades, Increasing Capacity and Ensuring Seismic Resiliency

PORTLAND, OR — Operating 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant serves the growing city of Portland by protecting public health and ensuring clean water quality in the region’s rivers. The plant has a capacity of 450 million gallons per day to …

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Construction is in Full Swing for Idaho Transportation Department's I-86/I-15 System Interchange Project

POCATELLO, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department’s rebuild of the System Interchange at I-86 and I-15 in Pocatello is in full swing with crews working multiple areas throughout the worksite. As part of Governor Little’s Leading Idaho initiative, the project is changing how the heart of the Interstate in …

EPA Announces $67M in Funding to Washington, $26M to Montana for Water Infrastructure Improvements

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awards $67 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law funding to Washington and $26 million to Montana for water infrastructure improvements.

President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) allocates more than $50 billion to EPA toward repairing the nation’s essential water infrastructure, which helps …

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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. …

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. …

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Parametrix Employee-Owners Receive APWA Excellence Awards

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

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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Sundt Hires Jimenez as Field Engineer in Portland

PORTLAND, OR — Sundt Construction’s Transportation Group adds Johana Jimenez to its Willamette Water Supply Program’s water treatment plant project.

“We are thrilled to have Johana join our team,” said Ken Kubacki, Northwest Area Manager for Sundt’s Transportation Group. “We look forward to seeing her succeed and further …

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 …

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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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University of Oregon to Renovate Historic Knight Library

EUGENE, OR — The University of Oregon (UO) has commissioned DLR Group for planning and design services to define the vision for a re-imagined Knight Library. The master plan will integrate the historic facility within a rapidly evolving academic environment, while also advancing the library’s mission to support the student …

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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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DLR Group Selects McKay as Next CEO

SEATTLE, WA — The DLR Group Board of Directors announces it has selected Steven McKay, RIBA, as Chief Executive Officer for the firm, corresponding with the firm’s 2023 Fiscal Year. He succeeds Griff Davenport, FAIA, who remains a Managing Principal and Chairman of the board of directors. McKay …

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Inslee and Local Leaders Launch Diverging Diamond Interchange Work to Get I-90/SR 18 Traffic Moving

SNOQUALMIE, WA — Gov. Jay Inslee joined other state and local representatives to turn the first shovels of dirt, breaking ground on the Interstate 90/State Route 18 Interchange Improvements and Widening project. This interchange is one of the busiest in Washington.

To keep traffic flowing and improve safety for freight …

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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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Kenaitze Indian Tribe Opens New Stantec-Designed Educational Campus

KENAI, AK — The Kenaitze Indian Tribe recently celebrated the grand opening of the Kahtnuht’ana Duhdeldiht Campus (Kenai River People’s Learning Place), its new education center in Kenai, Alaska. The center combines core educational components and programs in one central facility with a focus on the Tribal Council’s commitment to …

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Skanska USA Commercial Development Names Dealy Vice President of Development

SEATTLE, WA — Skanska announces that Dayna Dealy has been promoted to Vice President of Development for the company’s commercial development operations in the Seattle region.

In her new role, Dealy will lead Skanska’s upcoming construction of The Kaye, a 30-story multi-family tower with ground-level retail in Belltown. Additionally, Dealy …

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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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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.

Trimble Roadworks version …

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UW School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Health Partnership Celebrates New Academic Home

SPOKANE, WA — Students, leaders, and dignitaries recently cut a long ribbon of medical-grade gauze spanning a 22-foot doorway to mark the opening of the region’s new hub for medical and health education, research and innovation, anchored by the University of Washington School of Medicine-Gonzaga University Health Partnership.

“Built upon …

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Washington State DOT Announces the Opening of Northbound and Southbound I-5 HOV Lanes

TACOMA, WA — Guy F. Atkinson Construction crews recently opened the long-awaited new northbound I-5 HOV lane in Tacoma and the southbound I-5 HOV lanes in Pierce County.

Northbound I-5 HOV Lane
People using the eastbound State Route 16 HOV lane can now enter the northbound Interstate 5 HOV lane …
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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 …

Alaska Governor Announces Cape Blossom Road Fully Funded

FAIRBANKS, AK — Governor Mike Dunleavy announces that funding will be secured to complete the road to Cape Blossom. The additional funding will expedite the completion of the road, which will link Kotzebue to a viable arctic port at Cape Blossom.

“Kotzebue is the shipping hub for the entire Northwest …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $41M in Funding for Four Projects in Montana

COLUMBIA FALLS, MT — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration has awarded $41 million to support four projects in Montana from the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) program to help move forward on projects that modernize roads, bridges, transit, rail, ports, and …

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Community Leaders Celebrate Groundbreaking of I-205 Abernethy Bridge Project to Increase Safety and Seismic Resiliency

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), alongside community leaders and residents, hosted a groundbreaking celebration to share details of the I-205 Improvements Project and how it will benefit the region and Oregon’s economy. The project is kicking off with seismic upgrades to the Abernethy Bridge that spans …

Construction Begins on the I-90/SH-41 Interchange

POST FALLS, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is beginning work to replace and upgrade the interchange at Interstate 90 and State Highway 41 in Post Falls. Construction will be underway until the summer of 2025. Over the next four seasons work will generally shift from I-90 to SH-41 …

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 …

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 …

Governor Inslee Visits Montesano Wastewater Treatment Plant

PUYALLUP, WA — Washington State Governor Jay Inslee recently visited the City of Montesano’s Wastewater Treatment Plant as part of a tour of clean energy and habitat restoration projects in Grays Harbor County, Washington. The visit included presentations by Montesano Mayor Vini Samuel and representatives from the Chehalis River Basin …

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Improvements Coming to the North End of Bend this Fall

BEND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will begin work this fall on the long-awaited Bend North Corridor project. This project aims to improve safety, mobility, and accessibility while relieving congestion on the north end of town from Empire Avenue to just beyond Cooley Road on both U.S. …

J-U-B Engineers Announces Leadership Transitions

MERIDIAN, ID — J-U-B Engineers announces that J-U-B’s Board of Directors have executed several leadership transitions at a recent Board of Directors meeting.

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Chairman Troy Green announces his retirement after 34 years with J-U-B. Before he was appointed Chairman, Green was involved in many …
New Spending Plan for Transportation Spreads Benefits Throughout Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK — The long-awaited spending plan modifications outlining new federal funding for Alaska transportation are now available for public review. Projects that improve transportation safety, fix existing infrastructure, support economic vitality, and provide resiliency, sustainability, and mobility are included in the spending plan.

“Alaskans from Kotzebue to Ketchikan 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 …

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 …

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Skanska Names McCullough Head of Commercial Development Operations in the U.S.

SEATTLE, WA — Skanska names Murphy McCullough as President and CEO for Skanska USA Commercial Development, overseeing its commercial and multi-family development operations in the United States.

Murphy will join the Global Skanska Commercial Development Management Team and Skanska USA senior leadership team. He will report to Skanska AB Executive …

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 …

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. …

Anvil Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

ANCHORAGE, AK — Anvil is constantly evolving. Whether it is expanding the scope of their projects through technological innovation or improving the level of benefits the company is able to offer their employees, Anvil has always known that engineering and progress go hand in hand. With this belief in mind, …

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, …

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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 …

Coffman Engineers' Zeigler Receives National ASHRAE Award

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

Henderson Named Facilities Division Manager at Power Engineers

BOISE, ID — POWER Engineers, Incorporated (POWER) names Derek Henderson the head of its Facilities division, succeeding retiring Division Manager John Gunst.

“Derek is an excellent engineer, a strong leader, and a consummate team player,” said Holger Peller, POWER’s Chief Operating Officer. “We’re looking forward to continuing to …

Historic Rebuild of System Interchange at Pocatello Begins

POCATELLO, ID — Preliminary work on the Idaho Transportation Department’s (ITD) project to rebuild the I-86/I-15 System Interchange has begun. Originally built 60 years ago, the design needs to be updated to handle greater traffic volumes and to replace aging bridges that are reaching the end of their life. …

I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Reaches Significant Milestone with Approval from City of Portland

PORTLAND, OR — The Portland City Council unanimously approved an ordinance to re-engage as a partner in the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project. An intergovernmental agreement with the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) moves the project forward and outlines the terms of the city staff’s planning and engineering involvement.

This …

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Knik Goose Bay Reconstruction Project Awarded to Granite Construction

ANCHORAGE, AK — Travelers living and working along the Knik Goose Bay (KGB) Road will see safety and capacity improvements start later this summer. The long-awaited reconstruction project was awarded by the Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) to Granite Construction for $54.5 million.

“Rebuilding KGB Road has …

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 …

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, …

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, …

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 …

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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 …

Schwager Joins Parametrix as Senior Scientist

SEATTLE, WA — Tad Schwager joins Parametrix as a Senior Scientist based in Seattle, Washington. He has over 15 years of experience working in the marine, estuarine, and freshwater ecosystems of the Pacific Northwest and across North America.

Schwager joins Parametrix from Tetra Tech where he served as a Senior …

Sundt Adds Pittson and Kiener to Idaho Transportation Department Project

POCATELLO, ID — Sundt Construction recently hired Ryan Pittson and Blake Kiener in its Transportation Group. Both will be working on the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) Interstate 86 and Interstate 15 System Interchange project.

“We are excited to welcome Ryan and Blake to our team,” said Thiago Bezerra, Sundt’s …

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 …

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$111.9M Contract Awarded for Pocatello System Interchange

POCATELLO, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has accepted a $111.9-million winning bid by Sundt-Cannon, a joint venture, to rebuild the I-86/I-15 system interchange at Pocatello. Work is scheduled to begin mid-July and will continue for approximately three years as the interchange undergoes modernization.

The old …

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 …

Idaho I-15/US-20 Connector PEL Project Wins FHWA Environmental Excellence Award

IDAHO FALLS, ID — The I-15/US-20 Connector PEL project has been selected as a recipient of a Federal Highway Administration 2022 Environmental Excellence Award. The FHWA’s EEAs recognize outstanding contributions to environmental stewardship and partnerships above and beyond traditional transportation project outcomes.

The Planning and Environment Linkages study was an …

Kivalina Evacuation and School Site Access Road Project Wins National Award

FAIRBANKS, AK — Residents of Kivalina, Alaska, have a new evacuation route in case they need to leave their island home during a winter storm, and it recently became a nationally award-winning evacuation route. The Kivalina Evacuation Route and School Access Site project, completed in 2021, was recognized by the …

Oregon Governor Helps ODOT Celebrate West Coast Electric Highway Milestone

WOODBURN, OR — Governor Kate Brown helped the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) celebrate completion of the Phase 1 upgrades to the West Coast Electric Highway in Oregon with a news conference at an electric vehicle charging station near Interstate 5.

The governor was joined at the Woodburn Transit Facility …

Redmond Downtown Park Wins WASLA Award

REDMOND, WA — The City of Redmond’s Downtown Park Project recently won an Award of Merit from the Washington State Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (WASLA).

The City of Redmond, Washington, has transformed its downtown area over the past six years, and this award-winning park is at …

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Sundt Awarded Willamette Water Treatment Plant

SHERWOOD, OR — Sundt Construction recently was awarded a construction manager at-risk contract for the $405-million Willamette Water Supply System Water Treatment Plant (WTP) in the City of Sherwood. The Willamette Water Supply System is a partnership between the Tualatin Valley Water District and the Cities of Hillsboro and Beaverton …

Tolman Named ITD's New Chief Administrative Officer

BOISE, ID — Longtime Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) financial Controller Dave Tolman will become the department’s new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), replacing retiring CAO Char McArthur. Tolman has worked in state government for 32 years, including the last 20 years with ITD as Controller. He will oversee the department’s …

Tsurumi America Appoints Hipwell as New Northwest Regional Sales Manager

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Tsurumi Pump announces Tyrone Hipwell as its new Regional Sales Manager for the Northwest. He will be based in the Salt Lake City, Utah, office. Hipwell has worked in the pump industry for several years and brings a varied technical and sales background to Tsurumi’s …

US-95 Project in North Idaho Named Regional Winner in America’s Transportation Awards

BOISE, ID — A project on U.S. Highway 95 in North Idaho was recently named the western regional winner of the America’s Transportation Awards. Sponsored by the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials, AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the America's Transportation Awards competition was created to …

US 97 Project North of Bend Receives a $15M Boost; Sisters Intersection to Improve

BEND, OR — A new roundabout in Sisters will help traffic flow smoother; a roundabout as part of U.S 97 realignment north of Bend will do the same. These two projects have been selected to receive a total of $20 million from the "Enhance" portion of the 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

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

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

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

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

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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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Cox Joins HDR as Principal Planner in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — HDR announces that Jim Cox, AIA, has joined HDR as Principal Planner for the education, science, and advanced technologies sector. While he will support project teams across the globe, Cox is based in Seattle.

In his role, Cox will lead laboratory programming and planning for a …

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Erickson Joins Parametrix as Senior Planner in Portland, Oregon

PORTLAND, OR — Samantha Erickson joins Parametrix as a Senior Planner based in Portland, Oregon. She has 20 years of experience providing transportation planning services to public agencies across the United States.

Erickson comes to Parametrix from Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates where she served as a Senior Planner. Her experience includes …

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

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

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Harvey-Cleary Builders, Kirksey Architecture, and Arup Collaborate on Design of New Grid Storage Launchpad

RICHLAND, WA — To modernize the power grid and unlock an array of economic and societal benefits, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is making it a national priority to accelerate the development of next-generation energy storage technology. The DOE’s Office of Electricity selected Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) as …

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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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Leary Joins HNTB as Senior Program Manager of Aviation

BELLEVUE, WA — Richard Leary joins HNTB as a Senior Program Manager of Aviation and Associate Vice President in the firm’s Northwest Division. Leary brings over three decades of experience to this new role, in which he will support project and construction management on aviation programs throughout the Northwest, assisting …

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Lynde Named New Oregon DOT Delivery and Operations Division Administrator

SALEM, OR — Mac Lynde, the Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Delivery & Operations Division Deputy Administrator, has been chosen to take the top spot in the division. He has assumed the duties of the position and a recruitment will begin soon to fill the Deputy Administrator role. …

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Michael Baker International Names Dougherty Senior Vice President and Regional Director for Newly Formed Western Region

SANTA ANA, CA — Michael Baker International announces that Malcolm Dougherty, P.E., has been named Senior Vice President and Regional Director for the firm’s newly formed Western Region. As the firm reimagines Michael Baker to better position the company for accelerated growth and to broaden its capabilities, services, and …

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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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Parametrix Hires Diemer as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

SEATTLE, WA — Brent Diemer joins Parametrix as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He has over 25 years of experience in the architecture and engineering industry, specializing in financial management, business growth and expansion strategy, and organizational culture development.

Diemer comes to Parametrix from KLJ Engineering. Prior to …

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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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The Walsh Group Completes Bates Technical College’s Center for Allied Health Education

TACOMA, WA — The Walsh Group joined Bates Technical College administrators, faculty, and students along with Tacoma Mayor Victoria Woodards and local officials to open the new Center for Allied Health Education (CAHE).

Built by The Walsh Group, the new $44-million center includes classroom and lab spaces that replaces the …

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 …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

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

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Burns & McDonnell Selects Vice President Korinek as General Manager of Denver, Pacific Northwest Offices

DENVER, CO — Burns & McDonnell, a 100% employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm, announces its selection of Vice President Dan Korinek as General Manager for the firm’s offices in Denver, Colorado; Vancouver, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

Korinek leads a team of nearly 350 multidisciplinary professionals delivering critical infrastructure …

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HDR Employees Across North America Recognized by WTS for Support of Women in Transportation

COLUMBIA, SC — Three HDR employees have been honored with top awards from their local WTS chapters for their support of women in the transportation industry. Raven Gambrell, Michael Book, and Rob Berman have been singled out by their local WTS chapters for the impact they have made …

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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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Miller Hull, Woods Bagot Release Design for C Concourse Expansion at SEA Inspired by the Pacific Northwest

SEATTLE, WA — The Miller Hull Partnership and Woods Bagot reveal the vision for the C Concourse Expansion (CCE) at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) where a celebration of the Pacific Northwest, sustainable design, and a rethought approach to traditional terminal offerings enhance passengers’ experience. Working closely with the Port of …

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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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OTC Prioritizes Main Streets, Accessibility, Repair, and Air Quality in Decision on Allocating Federal Infrastructure Dollars

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission has directed flexible dollars from the federal infrastructure bill enacted last year to be spent in ways that will make Oregon’s roads, streets, and walkways safer and easier to use.

The 2021 federal infrastructure package allocated $1.2 billion in additional transportation funding for …

Romero Joins Parametrix as Senior Construction Manager

SEATTLE, WA — Michael Romero, LEED AP joins Parametrix as a Senior Construction Manager based in Seattle, Washington. He has over 25 years of industry experience in landscape architecture, project, and construction management. He has spent the last 15 years providing construction and project management services for K-12 schools and …

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Rosendin Replaces Aging Infrastructure Throughout St. Charles Health System in Oregon

PRINEVILLE, OR — Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contractor with a regional office in Prineville, recently completed a two-year project to upgrade the electrical infrastructure at the St. Charles Health System facility in Bend, Oregon. Skilled tradesmen from the IBEW Local 280 successfully replaced aging equipment that was at risk …

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Ryan's Capital Markets Team Promotes Chambers to Senior Vice President

BELLEVUE, WA — Behind Ryan Companies' acquisitions, dispositions, financings, and joint ventures is the capital markets team. They provide the financial strategy behind the stories the company builds. In 2021 alone, this team of 12 completed nearly $3 billion in transactions. The capital markets team announces that Christa Chambers …

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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 …

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USACE Alaska District Welcomes Longan as New Deputy Chief of Regulatory Division

JUNEAU, AK — Sara Longan recently assumed duties as the Deputy Chief of the Regulatory Division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District. In her new position, she is responsible for administering and enforcing the USACE regulatory program in Alaska. Longan assists with the development, response, and …

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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Selects Stantec for Five-Year Civil Works Contract in Alaska

JUNEAU, AK — Stantec has been awarded a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity multiple award task order contract with a capacity of $18 million by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Alaska District to provide architecture and engineering design services for civil works projects.

Under the contract, Stantec will provide …

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Washington State DOT Selects Contractor for I-5 Interchange Improvements in Marysville

MARYSVILLE, WA — An improved interchange in Marysville and another lane for travelers on northbound Interstate 5 between Everett and Marysville is one step closer to reality with the selection of a project contractor. Guy F. Atkinson Construction, LLC will tackle the project after the Washington State Department of Transportation …

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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Army Engineers Promote STEM Education, Careers During Engineers Week in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK — Armed with toothpicks and marshmallows, members of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District conducted outreach events at four Anchorage schools to mark National Engineers Week. The annual observance is dedicated to ensuring a diverse and well-educated future engineering workforce by increasing understanding of and …

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Audar Rejoins Parametrix as Senior Designer

SEATTLE, WA — Jun Audar rejoins Parametrix as a Senior Designer based in Seattle, Washington. He has over 20 years of engineering experience specializing in CADD support for roadway, rail, bridges, and wastewater treatment projects.

Audar rejoins Parametrix from WSP USA where he served as a Senior Supervising CADD Designer. …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Montana and Oregon

GLACIER COUNTY, MT — Several HDR projects in Montana and Oregon received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards …

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King County’s Sunset and Heathfield Pump Stations Earn Envision Silver Award

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

Global …

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Meta, Formerly the Facebook Company, Awards Hensel Phelps Kuna Data Center

KUNA, ID — As the mission critical sector continues to boom across the nation, so does Hensel Phelps’ footprint in the mission critical space. Meta, formerly known as the Facebook company, has awarded Hensel Phelps an $800-million data center on their Kuna, Idaho, campus.

The project includes preconstruction and construction …

Oregon Receives a Combined $362M to Address Transportation System Resiliency and Bridges

SALEM, OR — With Oregon's coastal access, mountain ranges, and high desert canyons and ravines, comes the need for many large bridges, tailored to the area they serve. With the recently passed federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is evaluating possible projects which qualify …

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PacWest Machinery Hires Peterson as General Manager in Spokane, Washington

SPOKANE, WA — PacWest Machinery announces that Davin Peterson has joined the company as General Manager at its Spokane, Washington, location with responsibility for the company’s Inland Northwest business in eastern Washington, northeast Oregon, and northern Idaho.

“We are very pleased that Davin has become an important member of the …

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Shook Brings Client Focus and Expertise as HDR’s New Bus Rapid Transit Leader

PORTLAND, OR — Tom Shook has been appointed HDR’s Bus Rapid Transit Leader. Based in Portland, Oregon, Shook has been with HDR for over six years, during which time he has served as a Project Manager and the Northwest BRT Lead. He is concluding the Mill Plain BRT project …

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 …

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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 …

Congressional Appropriations Provide Nearly $1B for Civil Works Projects in Alaska

JUNEAU, AK — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District received authorization and funding for an array of critical construction projects and activities that will contribute to the development of the state’s water resources and help boost the economy. Following the recent enactment of the Infrastructure Investment and …

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Engineering Firm Psomas Acquires Seattle-Based Firm KPG

SEATTLE, WA — Engineering consulting firm Psomas announces it has expanded its service capabilities and geographic footprint to serve the Pacific Northwest through the acquisition of Seattle-based KPG. KPG, known for its focus on interdisciplinary design, planning, and surveying, is now KPG-Psomas.

"We've become deeply familiar with KPG's caliber …

HDR Acquires Water Engineering Firm SPF

BOISE, ID — HDR is expanding its portfolio of expertise by acquiring SPF Water Engineering, an employee-owned water, wastewater, and hydrogeologic consulting firm. Going forward, they will do business as HDR | SPF. As part of the asset acquisition, SPF includes MDS Drafting, which will be doing …

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HNTB Expands Bellevue Presence With New Office Lease

BELLEVUE, WA — HNTB has signed a lease for three floors of new office space in downtown Bellevue to enable the company’s growth and expansion plans in the Puget Sound region. Previously at 600 108th Avenue NE in Bellevue, HNTB is moving down the street to the Symetra Center building …

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Idaho Transportation Board Approves Projects to Modernize Roads Across Idaho

BOISE – The Idaho Transportation Board voted to accelerate the improvement of several major roadways during its regular monthly meeting in Boise. The projects selected for construction starting this summer will modernize aging infrastructure, improve safety, and reduce congestion:

  • I-86/I-15 System Interchange in Pocatello/Chubbuck
  • I-90 and State Highway 41 (SH-41) …
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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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M.A. DeAtley Construction Combats Treacherous Terrain During SH-55 Safety Improvements Project

State Highway 55 might look like a mountain highway in any other state, but in Idaho, it is one of the major thoroughfares through the state that connects mountain communities to larger metropolitan areas. Because of this, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) knew updating the highway to accommodate for traffic …

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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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Oregon Corps Projects Receive $146M for Aging Infrastructure

PORTLAND, OR — Army Engineers and planners will receive $146 million for various infrastructure projects at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) sites around Oregon. This funding came from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Disaster Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act.

Projects receiving funding include:

  • Columbia River Fish …

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Tadano Joins Parametrix as Senior Engineer

PUYALLUP, WA — Ty Tadano, PE joins Parametrix as a Senior Engineer based out of Puyallup, Washington. He has 20 years of experience as a civil engineer, specializing in water and wastewater infrastructure.

Tadano comes to Parametrix from Murraysmith. He has served as a Project Manager and Technical Lead for …

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Young Joins Parametrix as Senior Planner

SEATTLE, WA — Fred Young joins Parametrix as a Senior Planner based in Seattle, Washington. He has over 20 years of experience working on public projects that enhance the livability of communities.

Young comes to Parametrix from Alta Planning + Design where he recently served as Managing Director for Southeast …

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Contractor Selection Marks Milestone for I-90/SR 18 Interchange Improvement Project Near North Bend

NORTH BEND, WA — The improvement project at the interchange of Interstate 90 and State Route 18 is another step closer to reality following the selection of a contractor. Aecon Pacific Northwest, Inc. submitted the best value proposal to complete the design and build the project following a competitive evaluation …

Federal $1.2B Transportation Funding will Help Save Oregon Lives, Reduce Severity of Injuries

SALEM, OR — Safety is vital to every transportation program and project — and a key part of the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Strategic Action Plan. Much of the estimated $1.2 billion in additional transportation funding on its way to Oregon from the recently passed federal Infrastructure Investment …

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Hewitt Brings Intermodal Expertise to HDR as Senior Rail Project Manager

OMAHA, NE — Chad Hewitt, P.E., a nationally recognized expert on intermodal rail terminals, joins HDR as a Senior Rail Project Manager.

Hewitt will be based in Oregon and provide freight rail expertise on HDR’s work throughout the Pacific Northwest. He has managed the design and overseen construction of …

Idaho Transportation Board Approves Bonding Plan for Statewide Safety and Expansion Projects

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Board recently approved a plan to issue bonds as a part of Governor Brad Little’s $1.6-billion “Leading Idaho” initiative that passed in House Bill 362 in 2021. The initiative focuses on major safety and expansion projects across the state in the next eight years. …

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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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Otak Welcomes Cavanaugh as Public Sector Architecture Leader

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

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

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Parametrix Adds Six New Surveyors in Washington and Oregon

SEATTLE, WA — Parametrix hires six new Surveyors to join the firm’s Seattle, Puyallup, and Bremerton, Washington; and Portland and Bend, Oregon, offices.

Steve McCaskey, PLS joins the firm’s Seattle office as a Surveying Supervisor, leading the Puget Sound survey group. He has 23 years of land surveying experience. McCaskey …

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POWER Engineers Donates $500K to Communities

HAILEY, ID — POWER Engineers, Incorporated (POWER) will donate half a million dollars to foodbanks in the U.S. and Canada over the next few months, a donation that turns a small disappointment into a lot of giving back.

Typically, POWER holds large company gatherings each winter to celebrate the anniversary …

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 …

Urbank Elected to Geothermal Rising Board of Directors

BOISE, ID — Geothermal Rising appoints POWER Engineers Senior Project Engineer Jaclyn Urbank to join its Board of Directors as a Consultant Representative.

“We are delighted to see Jaclyn take this influential leadership role in the geothermal sector,” said POWER Executive Vice President Gerry Murray. “Her technical expertise, passion, …

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USDOT Announces Refinancing of the $99.6M of Credit Assistance to City of Bellevue, Washington, for the BelRed Street Network

BELLEVUE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has refinanced a $99.6-million TIFIA loan for the City of Bellevue’s BelRed Street Network Project. The bureau provides Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans and other surface transportation infrastructure financing to reduce the costs …

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

TACOMA, WA — 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).

These grants demonstrate rapid action on …

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Alaska DOT&PF’s Schacher Honored with Dr. L.I. Hewes Award

FAIRBANKS, AK — Sarah Schacher, P.E., was presented with the Dr. L.I. Hewes Award at the annual meeting of the Western Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. The Hewes Award is presented to one individual each year, selected from nominations of the 18 member states, for outstanding …

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DLR Group's Portland Building Earns American Architecture Award

PORTLAND, OR — DLR Group has been awarded the American Architecture Award for its work on the Portland Building, originally designed by Michael Graves Architecture & Design. This award is bestowed from three top architecture and design organizations (The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design; The European Center …

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HDR Wins Bentley Systems Award for Digital Infrastructure Design, Management

SEATTLE, WA — Bentley Systems, an innovator in engineering software, named HDR the recipient of a 2021 Going Digital Award in Infrastructure for the Diablo Dam Digital Twin Modeling project.

The annual awards program honors the extraordinary work of Bentley software users advancing infrastructure design, construction, and operations throughout the …

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Hui Returns to HOK as Regional Leader of Aviation + Transportation in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Keith Hui, AIA, returns to HOK as Regional Leader of Aviation + Transportation (A+T) in Seattle. Hui is an architect who brings more than 25 years of experience planning and designing airport terminals and support buildings across the globe. Hui will collaborate with Matt Needham, …

I-205 Improvements Project Solicits First Major Bid for Abernethy Bridge Construction

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is set to begin construction on Phase 1 of the I-205 Improvements Project, marking a significant milestone in one of the first of ODOT’s efforts to update the state’s transportation system in the greater Portland metro area. This initial phase will …

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New Highway from I-5 to the Port of Tacoma is Now Within Sight

TACOMA, WA — The Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) State Route 167 Completion Project recently reached a milestone with the selection of the apparent best value contractor for the design-build contract to build a new highway connecting Interstate 5 and SR 509 near the Port of Tacoma.

Contractor …

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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. …

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 …

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Senate Confirms Burke to Oregon Transportation Commission

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Senate recently confirmed Marcilynn A. Burke to the five-member Oregon Transportation Commission. The commission is the state’s transportation governing body, guiding statewide policy and strategic direction to improve and maintain Oregon’s comprehensive multimodal transportation network. Burke will succeed Maurice Henderson, who stepped down …

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Stantec-Atkins-Dewberry Team Selected to Support National Flood Mapping and Risk Mitigation for FEMA

DENVER, CO — Stantec, as part of the Strategic Alliance for Risk Reduction II (STARR II) Joint Venture, has been selected by FEMA to provide engineering and technical services for the National Flood Insurance Program under a five-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract valued at up to $300 million. STARR …

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

SEATTLE, WA — 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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Walsh-Stantec Design-Build Team Selected to Assist King County Metro Begin Transition to Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

SEATTLE, WA — King County Metro Transit recently selected the Walsh-Stantec design-build team to help the county with their first large scale project to transition to a zero-emission bus (ZEB) fleet. As part of Metro’s goal for a 100 percent ZEB fleet by 2035, The Walsh Group and …

American Equipment Completes Acquisition of Washington Crane & Hoist

PACIFIC, WA — American Equipment Holdings, a Rotunda Capital Partners portfolio company, has acquired Washington Crane & Hoist, a provider of overhead crane maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) services and equipment in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska. Washington Crane is the third acquisition completed by American Equipment since …

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Construction Begins on Behavioral Health Teaching Facility at UWMC - Northwest Campus

SEATTLE, WA — Construction is officially underway on a new Behavioral Health Teaching Facility at the University of Washington’s Medical Center-Northwest campus in Seattle. Representatives from Clark|Abbott, the joint venture team leading design and construction efforts on the project, joined university officials, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and others for a …

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HNTB Adds Hu as Water Resources Department Manager

BELLEVUE, WA — HNTB hires Henry Hu, PE, Ph.D., PH, CFM, D.WRE, as an Associate Vice President and its new Water Resources Department Manager and Senior Stream Design Engineer. He works in HNTB’s office in Bellevue, Washington.

A seasoned hydrologic and hydraulic engineer, Hu has cultivated relationships with numerous …

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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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Montana State University Breaks Ground on Student Wellness Center

BOZEMAN, MT — Montana State University has officially broken ground on its new $78-million Student Wellness Center. The center, which is being designed by RDG Planning & Design in collaboration with Missoula-based MMW Architects, replaces facilities that were damaged or destroyed following record snowfall in 2019, which resulted in …

Oregon DOT to Receive More Than $1B in Transportation Funding

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will receive over $1 billion in additional transportation funding as part of the federal infrastructure package. The money will go toward projects around the state that will benefit drivers, transit riders, cyclists, and pedestrians, help maintain roads and bridges, and address …

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Ringer Joins RS&H as Washington West Area Leader

SEATTLE, WA — RS&H welcomes Clayton Ringer, PE to the firm’s Transportation Construction Management Group as Washington West Area Leader. His knowledge and experience in the Pacific Northwest region will be instrumental as RS&H continues to expand its presence and capabilities.

Ringer brings 15 years of experience delivering more than …

Stanley Consultants Mechanical Engineer, Client Relationship Manager to Focus on Northwest

BOISE, ID — David Compton, Mechanical Engineer and Project Manager, will take on “seller-doer” responsibilities for Stanley Consultants in the Northwest United States for energy clients who are seeking engineering consulting services in both power generation and distribution.

Seller-doer is an industry term for project managers who are also …

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Waggoner Joins Takeuchi-US as Western Regional Business Manager

FOLSOM, CA — Takeuchi-US names Guy Waggoner as its new Western Region Business Manager (RBM). Waggoner will be responsible for all sales development activity and market share objectives in Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Oregon, Washington State, Idaho, California, and Hawaii. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, collections, …

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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 …

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Wongkaew Moves into New Tunnel Leadership Role at HNTB

BELLEVUE, WA — Mike Wongkaew, Ph.D., PE, SE, PMP, is named HNTB Corporation’s National Tunnel Practice Lead - West Region. He is based in Bellevue, Washington, and oversees all tunneling work for the firm’s West and Northwest Divisions.

“This new role reflects the depth of technical excellence toward …

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Worth Joins Stantec as Mechanical Team Lead in Firm’s Northwest Buildings Practice

PORTLAND, OR — Lance Worth joins Stantec as a Mechanical Team Lead within the firm’s Buildings practice. Worth will be leading mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) teams in projects across the Pacific Northwest, based out of Stantec’s Portland, Oregon, office.

Bringing 14 years of experience to the MEP practice, Worth …

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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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 …

H&E Opens New Branch in Ogden, Utah

OGDEN, UT — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of a new rental branch just north of Salt Lake City in Ogden, Utah. It is the company’s third Utah facility. The 8,350-square-foot facility sits on three acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, parts warehouse, and a …

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Longtime Chief Deputy Stokes to Take Over as New ITD Director Next Spring

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Board announces Chief Deputy Scott Stokes will serve as the new Director of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) beginning in the spring of 2022.

“Scott has been with ITD nearly 30 years, starting as a Staff Engineer designing bridges and rising through the ranks …

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Otak Expands Senior Management Team in Oregon and SW Washington

PORTLAND, OR — Otak was founded in Portland 40 years ago to serve both private development and public clients with planning, engineering, and architecture services for urban design and civil infrastructure. Otak recently organized its Portland and Vancouver offices to continue growth in both the private and public client sectors …

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Phillips Receives Stormwater Professional Excellence Award

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

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

POWER Engineers Names Sankaran-Deal Diversity Chair

HAILEY, ID — Human Resources Manager Sumi Sankaran-Deal will lead POWER Engineers’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts as the Chair of the company’s Diversity & Inclusion Committee, executives recently announced.

“Sumi’s experience at POWER and her proven strategic planning skills make her a natural choice for this role,” said …

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Second Phase of Improvements to I-5 Wraps Up in Lakewood

LAKEWOOD, WA — Phase two of construction to widen the highway and rebuild intersections on Interstate 5 in Lakewood is now substantially complete. That means the end to overnight detours and ramp and lane closures on I-5 from Gravelly Lake Drive in Lakewood to 41st Division Drive at JBLM.

This …

Sundt Foundation Expands into Portland

PORTLAND, OR — The Sundt Foundation recently expanded its reach to include Portland as one of its 11 giving areas. The foundation awards grants each quarter to nonprofit organizations that assist disadvantaged children, individuals, and families.

“Supporting our communities through the Sundt Foundation is at the core of our company’s …

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USDOT Announces its Largest Package of Loans Ever, up to $3.84B, for Sound Transit to Carry Out Six Projects in Washington

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces it has provided a package of Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loans of up to $3.84 billion for the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for the financing of the Downtown Redmond Link Extension and refinancing of …

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US Navy Selects WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture to Support West Coast Shipyard Infrastructure Optimization

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, HI — Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command (NAVFAC) Pacific has selected the WSM Pacific SIOP Joint Venture, comprising global engineering and design firms Stantec, WSP USA, and Moffatt & Nichol, to lead multidiscipline architect-engineer services as part of a five-year, $500-million single …

Anderson Named Alaska’s New DOT Commissioner

ANCHORAGE, AK — Governor Mike Dunleavy names Ryan Anderson as the new Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities. Anderson most recently served as Northern Region Director for the department. He replaces John MacKinnon, who served as Commissioner since December 2018.

“Commissioner Anderson built an …

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Calumet Partners with Burns & McDonnell for Renewable Diesel Project

GREAT FALLS, MT — Leading the energy transition in the Pacific Northwest, Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. is converting a significant portion of its Great Falls facility to process renewable feedstocks and will produce 12,000 barrels per day of renewable fuels upon completion. Burns & McDonnell will serve as the …

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Construction Begins on SR 520/I-5 Express Lanes Connection Project in Seattle

SEATTLE, WA — Washington State Department of Transportation crews recently broke ground on a project that will extend State Route 520’s new transit/high occupancy vehicle system to Interstate 5 in Seattle. The new transit/HOV system will provide a dedicated, reversible connection between SR 520 and the I-5/Mercer Street interchange via …

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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 …

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Director Ness to Retire from the Idaho Transportation Department

BOISE, ID — Brian Ness, the longest-serving Director in the history of the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD), announces his retirement after 12 years at the helm.

“I have had the honor of serving you as your director, and I am proud of the many accomplishments we have achieved together,” …

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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. …

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HNTB Names Schnetzer Northwest Division Operations and Delivery Officer

BELLEVUE, WA — HNTB names Tom Schnetzer, PE, the Division Operations and Delivery Officer for its Northwest Division. Schnetzer brings more than 20 years of project management, engineering, and design-build experience to this new combined role. He will be based in HNTB’s office in Bellevue.

In this dual role, …

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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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Luangrath to Lead CEC Infrastructure Business Unit

BILLINGS, MT — As part of its goal to bring high-speed internet to all corners of the nation, CEC Facilities Group has expanded its infrastructure leadership by hiring Derek Luangrath as its new Infrastructure Business Leader.

Luangrath brings a history of operational, sales, and marketing experience to CEC. Paired with …

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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 …

Oregon Transportation Commission Advances I-5 Rose Quarter Hybrid 3 Highway Cover Option

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) recently advanced the highway cover option for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project known as the Hybrid 3 option, with conditions. The decision by the OTC advances the project that was part of House Bill 2017, passed in 2017, a major transportation …

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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 …

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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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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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 …

USACE Alaska District Welcomes Brickner as New Deputy Commander

ANCHORAGE, AK — Maj. Virginia R. Brickner recently assumed duties as Deputy Commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District. She manages the organization’s resources, manpower, and programs to support the annual execution of military construction, civil works, and environmental cleanup activities throughout the state. She …

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USACE Awards Construction Contract for Chena ‘Mega Project’ in North Pole

NORTH POLE, AK — In its largest civil works project in more than 30 years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Alaska District will begin reinforcing a portion of the Chena River Lakes Flood Control Project’s eight-mile-long earthen dam by spring 2022.

On August 23, the district awarded the …

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program Begins Last Project to Make Final Connection on Railroad Way

SEATTLE, WA — Work is now underway on the final project of the Alaskan Way Viaduct Replacement Program, which will build a new Railroad Way and make other significant improvements near the south end of the State Route 99 Tunnel.

The South Access Surface Street Connections project will improve local …

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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 …

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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Cox Joins HDR as Health Planning Principal

SEATTLE, WA — Cindy Cox, AIA, ACHA, joins HDR as a Health Planning Principal based in the Seattle architecture studio.

In this role, Cox will be responsible for guiding the Seattle health practice while also supporting the growing health practice in Asia. She brings to HDR over 35 years …

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Crews Place Final Concrete Panel at Colman Dock

SEATTLE, WA — Washington State Department of Transportation crews recently placed the final 15-ton pre-cast concrete panel on the new trestle at Colman Dock, providing a second route for drivers exiting vessels from Bremerton or Bainbridge Island. This exit has been closed since October 2020, requiring all vehicles to use …

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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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Governor Signs Bill Modernizing Alaska's Procurement for Construction Projects

FAIRBANKS, AK — In Fairbanks, Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy recently signed into law his administration’s bill modernizing Alaska’s public construction process. House Bill 160 changes the current construction procurement code by including the Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) methodology as an authorized form of awarding procurement contracts.

CM/GC allows a contractor …

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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 …

HNTB Names Sears President of Northwest Division

BELLEVUE, WA — HNTB’s Mel Sears, PE, PMP, has been named President of the firm’s Northwest Division, overseeing vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets, including highways, rail/transit, tolling and aviation. He is based in the firm’s Bellevue, Washington, office.

“As our fastest growing division, the Northwest …

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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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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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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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Meester Named President of Genie

REDMOND, WA — John L. Garrison, Jr., Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Terex Corporation, announces that Simon A. Meester has been appointed President of Genie. Meester will continue to report to Garrison and join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Meester most recently served as Chief …

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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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Providence Health Center Celebrates Topping Out

HILLSBORO, OR — The team at Providence Health Center - Reed’s Crossing recently placed the last structural beam and celebrated topping out. The new facility is being constructed at the front entryway to Reed’s Crossing, a new master-planned community in Hillsboro, Oregon. The project, aimed to be a progressive facility …

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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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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, …

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US Army Corps of Engineers Welcomes Wickham as New Contracting Chief

ANCHORAGE, AK — Tracy Wickham recently assumed duties as Chief of the contracting division for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers - Alaska District.

In his new position, he is responsible for the planning and execution of the USACE contracting mission in Alaska. In a typical year, this workload …

Webuild Begins Excavating Tunnel for Ship Canal Water Quality Project in Seattle, Washington

SEATTLE, WA — Webuild Group’s U.S. subsidiary, Lane, began excavating with the MudHoney tunnel-boring machine (TBM) the 2.7-mile storage tunnel for the Ship Canal Water Quality Project, an environmental sustainability project designed to prevent untreated stormwater and sewage from flowing into major bodies of water in Seattle, Washington. …

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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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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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Construction Begins on Idaho Highway 75 in Hailey

SHOSHONE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has begun phase two of the rehabilitation project on Idaho Highway 75 (Main Street) in Hailey between Fox Acres Road and Cobblestone Lane.

The first phase began in May with updates to pedestrian ramps and crossings to meet Americans with Disabilities Act …

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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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HDR Projects in Washington Receive National Recognition

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

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

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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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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 …

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New I-5 Bridge Opening Marks the Start of a Travel Transformation in South Puget Sound

FIFE, WA — A bridge over Interstate 5 recently made its debut in Fife, opening to traffic with a promise to improve travel in the busy freight corridor. The four-lane Wapato Way East Bridge and new State Route 99 roundabout replace the nearby 70th Avenue East Bridge, which is now …

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POWER Engineers Names Haynes New CEO

HAILEY, ID — The POWER Engineers Incorporated (POWER) Board of Directors appoints Jim Haynes as President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the firm. Haynes has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) for the past six years and was previously the Division Manager of POWER’s Facilities …

Programs in the 2024-2027 STIP Making Investments in Oregon Communities

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) recently provided $65 million for an Enhance Highway Discretionary Program to address congestion and freight mobility issues on state highways that impact the state’s trade-based economy. The program will fund a variety of types of projects that improve how highways operate — …

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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 …

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport Adds New Upgrades to Enhance Customer Experience

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC) has recently added upgrades to its terminals. The upgrades are targeted to segments of the traveling public who have special needs.

“ANC’s motto is World Class, World Close. We can’t be world class if we don’t provide a world-class experience …

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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 …

USDOT Announces $905M in Proposed Awards for the FY 2021 INFRA Grant Program

SEATTLE, WA — U.S Department of Transportation (USDOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden-Harris Administration intends to award $905.25 million to 24 projects in 18 states under the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) discretionary grant program. These grants advance the administration’s priorities of rebuilding America’s infrastructure and creating jobs …

US LBM Completes Acquisition of American Construction Source

BUFFALO GROVE, IL — US LBM, a distributor of specialty building materials, has completed its previously announced acquisition of American Construction Source (ACS) from Angeles Equity Partners, LLC and Clearlake Capital Group, L.P.

‪‪‪‪‪‪With the addition of more than 70 locations in Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Minnesota, Missouri, Nevada, …

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Brokk Relocates Washington State Facility for Increased Service

MONROE, WA — Brokk, a manufacturer of remote-controlled demolition machines, relocates its Monroe, Washington, headquarters, consolidating service for customers in western North America. The move brings administration, sales, training, parts, and service under a single roof for better customer response and a more streamlined operation. The new facility provides …

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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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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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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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Minnich Manufacturing Appoints McLaren as West Coast Sales Manager

MANSFIELD, OH — Minnich Manufacturing, a manufacturer of concrete dowel pin drills, concrete vibrators, and vibrator monitoring systems, announces Shawn McLaren as the company’s new West Coast Sales Manager.

Joining the company three years ago, McLaren has had experience in shipping management, inside sales, and the fabrication of hydraulic …

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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 …

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves Funding for $233M in Transportation Projects

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission recently approved funding for more than $233 million in projects from several different programs — all aimed at supporting multimodal transportation options across the state. All the programs are housed in the Oregon Department of Transportation's Public Transportation Division.

“These awards represent …

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PacWest Machinery Announces Distribution Agreement with Atlas Copco

SEATTLE, WA — PacWest Machinery announces an agreement with Atlas Copco Power Technique to distribute their portable power equipment.

“We are delighted to partner with Atlas Copco to better serve our customers in the Pacific Northwest," said Jolene Logue, President of PacWest Machinery. "PacWest and Atlas Copco share the …

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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Seattle Health Care Design Firm Salus Architecture Joins DLR Group

SEATTLE, WA — DLR Group CEO Griff Davenport, FAIA, announces Seattle-based health care design firm Salus Architecture is joining DLR Group. Salus is exclusively dedicated to health care design, specializing in design of complex acute and ambulatory care facilities.

Salus was founded in 2014 by R David Frum, FAIA, …

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Stantec/Hensel Phelps Team Completes Construction for Sound Transit’s New Light Rail Base in Seattle Area

SEATTLE, WA — Sound Transit recently completed construction of its new Operations and Maintenance Facility: East (OMF East), which will service, maintain, store, and deploy Link light rail vehicles for its growing fleet in the Puget Sound area. As Sound Transit’s light rail service area grows through 2024, the vehicle …

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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 …

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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 …

Washington DOT Awards Walsh Construction a $68M Contract for New Reversible Transit Connection

SEATTLE, WA — People who use transit between South Lake Union and the Eastside can look forward to a dedicated lane connecting State Route 520 and the Interstate 5 express lanes in a few years. The Washington State Department of Transportation announces that Walsh Construction submitted the lowest bid for …

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White Joins HDR as Washington Dams, Levees, and Civil Works Lead

OLYMPIA, WA — Patrick White joins HDR as the Washington Dams, Levees, and Civil Works Lead. White has 12 years of experience primarily focused on dam safety-related projects for earthen and concrete dams, levees, and coal ash ponds across the southeastern United States. His work has ranged from exploration and …

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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 …

BNBuilders Commits to Achieving Net Zero Carbon and Waste by 2040

SEATTLE, WA — BNBuilders announces clean construction targets for 2040, which include a commitment to achieve net-zero carbon — a decade ahead of the Paris Agreement’s goal, and an ambition to generate zero waste.

To reach these targets, BNBuilders will:

  • Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions
  • Implement decarbonization strategies in …

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Coffman Engineers Announces New Shareholders and New Board Director

SEATTLE, WA — Coffman Engineers announces new Shareholders and a new Director on Coffman’s board of directors. New shareholders in the Seattle and Spokane offices include Fred Barker, SE; Matt Hebert, PE; Jeff Mitchell, SE; and Trevor Schultz, PE. Coffman’s shareholders elected Chad Heimbigner, PE, …

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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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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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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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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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Idaho Transportation Department Opens New Railroad Overpass on ID-41

COEUR D’ALENE, ID — The first of two bridges over the railroad on Idaho Highway 41 north of Hayden Avenue has opened. Work on the overpass began in June of 2020 and completing this structure is a major milestone in the effort to expand the highway to four lanes between …

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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 …

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 …

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JBLM’s New Regional Confinement Facility Showcases Design-Build Collaboration

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA — The framework of a 66,000-square-foot facility is taking shape at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, a new regional confinement facility designed to meet the updated standards and regulations of the U.S. Army. The Walsh Group and DLR Group are utilizing a design-build approach to replace the base’s …

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 …

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New Renderings Unveiled for Portland International Airport

PORTLAND, OR — The Portland International Airport (PDX) is getting an upgrade. Building on a long history of work at PDX, ZGF Architects is designing a new main terminal that will double the existing footprint and create capacity for 35 million passengers by 2045 — all while celebrating the beauty …

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Nuss Joins Stantec to Grow Water Presence in Washington

BELLEVUE, WA — Stephen Nuss joins Stantec as a Principal and Practice Leader in the company’s Water group. Nuss will work with Stantec’s Washington Water team to win, manage, and deliver projects in the Pacific Northwest.

With more than two decades experience directing and leading civil and environmental engineering projects …

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Oregon Teachers Partner with Construction Contractors Who Helped Build New School

HILLSBORO, OR — Teachers at a suburban Portland high school that shifted to remote learning during the pandemic introduced a new vocational class aimed at changing the way students view careers in the craft trades. With guidance from construction companies like Rosendin, Sherwood High School teachers developed a virtual, …

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Reconstruction of Middleton Road Bridge Over Interstate 84 Complete

NAMPA, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has completed the reconstruction of the Middleton Road Bridge over Interstate 84 ahead of schedule. The reconstruction was necessary to make room for additional travel lanes for I-84.

ITD has begun the first phase of constructing a third travel lane in each …

Sakai America Announces Appointment of New Dealer

POWELL, WY — Sakai America, Inc. announces Frost Machines as a new authorized dealer with areas of responsibility including Northern and Western Wyoming, Eastern Idaho, and all of Montana.

Frost Machines is based in Powell, Wyoming. The dealership includes sales, parts, and service of the heavy equipment product lines of …

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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 …

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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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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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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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Burns & McDonnell Selected to Execute Engineering, Procurement, and Construction for Bonneville Power Administration

VANCOUVER, WA — Burns & McDonnell was selected by Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) to provide full-service engineering, architecture, environmental, permitting, and construction solutions for a variety of power projects in Washington, Oregon, and Idaho. As part of a five-year engineer-procure-construct (EPC) contract, Burn & McDonnell will also provide program management …

Dynapac Appoints Cole Dealer Sales Manager - Western Region

SACRAMENTO, CA — Dynapac announces the appointment of Steve Cole as Dealer Sales Manager - Western U.S. Region, reporting to Jamie Roush, Vice President of Sales. Cole is the Dealer Sales Manager for the following states: Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, California, Hawaii, Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, North …

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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 …

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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FAA Awards Airport Improvement Grant for Newtok Airport in Alaska

NEWTOK, AK — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award more than $627.7 million in infrastructure and safety projects through the FY2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

“Airports serve as a lifeline for communities across the nation,” said U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg. “Modernizing …

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 …

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Haulotte North America Welcomes Esteban as New West Coast Sales Representative

PORTLAND, OR — Haulotte North America welcomes Ted Esteban as the new West Coast Sales Representative. Esteban will support existing customers and be responsible for leading sales growth within the region. His region includes the following states: California, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, and Nevada.

“We …

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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.

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Idaho Governor Signs Bill Investing in Clean, Plentiful Water

BOISE, ID — Governor Brad Little signed Senate Bill 1121 into law, the fourth of his “Building Idaho’s Future” bills that make strategic investments in critical state priorities. Senate Bill 1121 directs $50 million to projects that promote clean, plentiful supplies of water for generations to come.

“Water is truly …

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IMCO/Stantec Design Build Team Assisting Lewiston to Replace a 100-year-old Water Treatment Plant

LEWISTON, ID — The City of Lewiston, Idaho, has selected the IMCO/Stantec design build team to help deliver a water treatment plant retrofit to the community. The project aims to replace the existing 100-year-old plant, which is in need of maintenance, and is at risk of failure from …

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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Pietz to Serve as New Administrator for Policy, Data, & Analysis Division at Oregon DOT

SALEM, OR — Amanda Pietz, who currently leads the Oregon Department of Transportation’s (ODOT) Climate Office, will be the new Policy, Data, & Analysis Division Administrator, an area focused on shaping the future of transportation.

“The Policy, Data, & Analysis Division is known for its innovation, so Amanda …

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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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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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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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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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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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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 …

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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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US Transportation Secretary Announces Federal Funding Allocations for Bus Rapid Transit Projects in Washington

SEATTLE, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces federal funding will be allocated to two Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) infrastructure projects in Washington state. Funding is provided through FTA’s Capital Investment Grants (CIG) Small Starts Program.

“Millions of Americans rely on public transit to …

Alaska DOT&PF Central Region Expects Busy 2021 Construction Season

ANCHORAGE, AK — Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) Central Region is expecting a busy construction year, awarding up to $420 million dollars’ worth of construction contracts, including airport, trail, and highway improvements. Highway projects expected to go to construction in 2021 include projects in Anchorage, Mat-Su Valley, …

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DLR Group Principal Loynd Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

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

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

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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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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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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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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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HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Washington

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

The state-winning projects advanced to the …

HNTB’s Taylor Recognized as WTS Puget Sound Woman of the Year

SEATTLE, WA — Wendy Taylor, HNTB Project Director and Senior Vice President, was recognized by WTS Puget Sound as Woman of the Year. This award honors an outstanding woman who is a leader and a role model in the transportation industry.

Taylor received her award during the 2021 Virtual …

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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 …

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves $124M in COVID-19 Relief Funding

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission approves spending $124 million in federal COVID-19 relief funding provided by Congress at the end of 2020 for Oregon roads. The federal money can be used for both construction projects and operations and maintenance activities, such as plowing snow, patching potholes, and carrying …

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PacWest Machinery Adds Preston and Oney to Washington Location

SEATTLE, WA — PacWest Machinery announces key management additions at its Kent, Washington, headquarters location. Cameron Preston and Jonathan Oney have joined the company as General Manager - Western Washington and Director of Product Support, respectively.

“We are very pleased that Cameron and Jon have joined the PacWest management team,” …

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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 …

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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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 …

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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 …

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

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

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

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Kimley-Horn Leads Everett Link Extension, Opens Seattle Office

SEATTLE, WA — Kimley-Horn is leading the next phase of Sound Transit’s Link expansion program — the 16.3-mile Everett Link Extension (EVLE) and Operations and Maintenance Facility (OMF) North project, which will add six stations to the light rail network connecting to the under-construction Lynnwood Link Extension at the Lynnwood …

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Lake to Sound Trail Receives Social, Economic, and Sustainable Design Award

SEATTLE , WA — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Washington recently hosted their annual Engineering Excellence Awards program virtually. Fifteen projects were honored in this year’s program. King County Park’s Lake to Sound Trail Segment A project, submitted by Parametrix, received a Gold award in the Social, …

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Stantec Awarded Five-Year Contract to Lead Upgrades at the Pacific Northwest’s Largest Wastewater Treatment Plant

SEATTLE. WA — Global design firm Stantec has been awarded a five-year contract by the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) to lead the development and implementation of a program delivery plan, asset replacement, and facility upgrades at the West Point Treatment Plant (WPTP) in Seattle, Washington. The Stantec team …

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STIP Funding Allocation Work Wraps Up with Major Investments in Public & Active Transportation

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and the Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) have finished distributing more than $2.1 billion across different programs in the 2024-2027 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP).

The OTC recently approved $255 million in non-highway funding for bicycle, pedestrian, and transit programs — a …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

ATLANTA, GA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, promotes Shay Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager. Formerly Takeuchi’s Central Midwest Regional Manager, Klusmeyer will now lead Takeuchi’s regional business managers and regional product managers as they support dealers and customers in the company’s West, Southwest, Central Midwest, and Midwest regions. …

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 …

Astec Announces Distribution Agreement with Modern Machinery

SALEM, OR — Astec Industries announces that Modern Machinery will now offer Carlson, Peterson, and Roadtec products in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Modern Machinery is currently a dealer for Astec’s KPI-JCI and Astec Mobile Screens.

“We’ve been fortunate enough to represent Astec Industries’ world-class products for over …

Balfour Beatty Announces Dickson as New President in the Northwest

SEATTLE, WA — Balfour Beatty, who operates in the Northwest as Howard S. Wright, announces the promotion of Portland-based executive, Troy Dickson, to President in the Northwest. Dickson will replace former Northwest President, Dan Peyovich, and will provide strategic oversight for the Oregon and Washington state …

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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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Blaine Named President of Goodfellow Bros.

WENATCHEE, WA — Goodfellow Bros. announces the appointment of Scott Blaine to President. Blaine served as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for four years prior to the appointment, and a Senior Vice President for six years prior to his CFO role.

“The appointment to President is a true honor,” Blaine said. …

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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 …

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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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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 …

Governor Announces Alaska DOT&PF FY2022 Budget Highlights

JUNEAU, AK — Alaska Governor Mike Dunleavy recently rolled out his FY2022 budget to the public. The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities' (DOT&PF) proposed budget takes into consideration the transportation needs of Alaskans while acknowledging the current fiscal climate.

The highlights are:

  • Unrestricted General Fund (UGF) reduction …

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. …

I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project's Historic Albina Advisory Board Members Selected

ALBINA, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation's (ODOT) Urban Mobility Office announces the 13 members of the new Historic Albina Advisory Board. The board will advise the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project and its Executive Steering Committee about project design and how the project can support future development …

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New Safety Features Along I-84 Improves Wintertime Travel

LA GRANDE, OR — Two major Interstate 84 safety improvement projects that will benefit travelers during eastern Oregon winters have been completed. One includes improvements through the Blue Mountains between Pendleton and La Grande. The other improves travel through Ladd Canyon, about six miles east of La Grande. These areas …

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Retiring Deputy Secretary Metcalf Sets Off Series of Transitions at Washington State DOT

OLYMPIA, WA — Secretary of Transportation Roger Millar announces the appointments of several key positions in his agency’s executive leadership team. The upcoming retirement of the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) second in command, Deputy Secretary Keith Metcalf, set these changes in motion, which include new appointments …

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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 …

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 …

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 …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

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

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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 …

Dynapac and Modern Machinery Strengthen Their Partnership in the Pacific Northwest

MISSOULA, MT — Dynapac North America LLC, a supplier of equipment for compaction and paving applications, announces that Modern Machinery will be expanding their current footprint for Dynapac products into Northern Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington. This will add to their already existing footprint in Montana and Idaho. This addition …

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. …

HDR Projects in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska Receive National Recognition

SEATTLE, WA — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized HDR projects in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska with national awards. The five projects were all winners of National Recognition Awards.

Cloverdale Road & I-84 Overpass Rebuild, Boise Idaho
In June 2018, a seven-vehicle crash on Interstate 84 in …
HNTB’s Schnetzer Recognized as WTS Puget Sound Man of the Year

SEATTLE, WA — HNTB Northwest Division Delivery Officer Tom Schnetzer was recently recognized by WTS Puget Sound, receiving the Honorable Ray LaHood Award, also known as its annual Man of the Year award. The award recognizes male leaders in transportation who actively lead by example in seeking opportunities to …

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

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

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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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New Interchange at US-95 and Idaho Highway 53 Now Open

COEUR d’ALENE, ID — The new interchange at US-95 and Idaho Highway 53 recently opened and is the first of its kind in North Idaho.

“A single-point urban interchange (SPUI) is new to our area, so drivers should take time to learn how to use it and be patient with …

Oregon Transportation Commission Approves 43 Projects for Safe Routes to School Funding

SALEM, OR — Students all across Oregon will soon have safer ways to get to and from school, with the approval of $28.3 million in Safe Routes to School investments. Projects range from adding sidewalks around two elementary schools in Ontario to improving an intersection near Eastwood Elementary in Hillsboro, …

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SR 509 Completion Project Reaches a Major Milestone with $264M Apparent Best Value Proposal

OLYMPIA, WA — After years of planning, the Puget Sound Gateway Program took a major step toward completing the State Route 509 corridor with the Washington State Department of Transportation’s (WSDOT) selection of Guy F. Atkinson Construction as the apparent best value winner for the contract to build the …

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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 …

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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 …

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 …

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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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Environmental Strategy Expert, Beattie, Joins Cardno's Portland Office

PORTLAND, OR — Cardno, an international professional infrastructure and environmental services firm, announces that Karen Beattie has joined the firm as a Business Unit Manager in the company’s Portland, Oregon, office. Beattie has more than 40 years of experience in environmental management programs, permitting, and project management on significant …

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Goodfellow Bros. Completes Work at Mt. Hood Village in Oregon

WELCHES, OR — Goodfellow Bros. (GBI) recently completed site work on a vacation resort, Mt. Hood Village in Welches, Oregon. With the Sandy River to the north, the Salmon River directly to the south, and the peak of Mt. Hood nearby to the east, the resort is in an ideal …

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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 …

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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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I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project Receives Final Environmental Decision from the Federal Highway Administration

PORTLAND, OR — The Federal Highway Administration recently issued a Finding of No Significant Impact for the I-5 Rose Quarter Improvement Project, joined with a Revised Environmental Assessment. This marks the completion of the environmental review phase under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for the project and provides direction …

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 …

Oregon Wildfire Cleanup Advances with $50M from Legislature

SALEM, OR — As the state sets its sights on recovering from historic wildfires, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) will take a lead role, as part of the Oregon Debris Management Task Force, in ash and debris removal. Oregon’s Joint Legislative Emergency Board approved $50 million to begin this …

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PacWest Machinery Announces Opening of New Dealership in Pasco, Washington

SEATTLE, WA — PacWest Machinery announces the opening of its newest branch in Pasco, Washington. This new 14,000-square-foot facility sits on five acres and includes a six-bay drive-through service center, an open sales office, and a secured parts warehouse. PacWest Machinery expands and supports this rapidly growing region with full …

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Replacement of N Canal Bridge Begins in Jerome County

JEROME, ID — Work recently began on replacing the N Canal Bridge on Idaho Highway 25 east of Jerome. Built in 1956, the current bridge has reached its life expectancy. The new structure will be both longer and wider than the current bridge, and also support heavier load capacities.

“The …

Sheron Joins HDR to Drive Northwest Hydropower Program

PORTLAND, OR — Bree Sheron, PE, PMP, is the new HDR Northwest Hydropower Program Manager. Based in Portland, Oregon, Sheron is driving strategic development of HDR’s hydropower program in the region, leading multi-disciplined teams and collaborating with clients as a program and project manager.

“Hydropower is the world’s largest …

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Skanska and Evergreen Public Schools Break Ground on Replacement of Mountain View High School

VANCOUVER, WA — Skanska and Evergreen School District No. 114 together recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the school district’s new Mountain View High School in Vancouver, Washington. Evergreen selected Skanska as its general contractor and construction manager (GC/CM) to replace the current school and athletic fields on the 41-acre site. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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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, …

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

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

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Electric Vehicle Company Executive, Henderson, Appointed to Oregon Transportation Commission

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Senate confirms Governor Kate Brown’s appointment of Bend executive Maurice Henderson to the Oregon Transportation Commission. Henderson will succeed Martin Callery of Coos Bay. Henderson has extensive experience in transportation and mobility issues, serving currently as Senior Director of Government Partnerships at Bird, a …

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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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HGA Wins American Architecture Award for Boise State University’s Center for the Visual Arts

BOISE, ID — Boise State University’s Center for the Visual Arts, designed by HGA, was awarded the 2020 American Architecture Award, recognizing the project as significant new contemporary architecture.

Consolidating visual arts disciplines previously scattered across campus, the program includes 2D and 3D disciplines, critique spaces, public exhibit galleries, …

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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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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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MVE + Partners Hires Pigg to Expand Footprint in Salt Lake City and Beyond

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — MVE + Partners announces the addition of industry veteran and architecture and business development professional Charles Pigg to its leadership team.

Pigg joins MVE as Director of Utah as an Independent Consultant, where he will lead the firm’s business development initiatives and support the company …

Reconstruction of Blacks Creek Interchange Substantially Complete

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) has substantially completed the reconstruction of the Blacks Creek Interchange, Exit 64, on Interstate 84 east of Boise.

The project included complete demolition and reconstruction of two bridges for both east and westbound lanes of I-84. Ramps were elongated and Blacks Creek …

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Skanska Promotes Wyckoff to Vice President/Account Manager

PORTLAND, OR — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, promotes Trevor Wyckoff, to Vice President/Account Manager for its building operations in Oregon and Southwest Washington. In this leadership role, Wyckoff is responsible for continuing Skanska’s focus on k-12 educational and health care facilities, among other areas.

“With …

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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 …

Wallner Joins HNTB’s National Tunnel and Underground Team as Principal Engineer

BELLEVUE, WA — Robert Wallner joins HNTB Corporation’s national tunnel practice as Principal Engineer and Director, Tunnels and Underground Structures. He is based in the firm’s Seattle-area office and serves as a resource to clients and projects across the nation.

With more than 25 years of experience, Wallner’s expertise …

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 …

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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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Hollomon Joins Quinn Evans as Chief Technology Officer

PORTLAND, OR — Quinn Evans, a planning and design firm with offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Midwest, announces that Andrew Hollomon has joined the firm as Chief Technology Officer. Hollomon, who has more than 20 years of experience in technology and telecommunications infrastructure management in the architectural profession, will …

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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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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 …

National Trench Safety Announces Relocation of Seattle, Washington Area Operation

SEATTLE, WA — 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 Seattle, Washington, area operation.

NTS has completed its third relocation within …

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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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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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Seattle DOT Passes Federal Milestone to Move Forward with Madison Bus Rapid Transit – RapidRide G Line Project

SEATTLE, WA — The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) passed an important milestone with the Federal Transit Authority (FTA) moving the Madison Bus Rapid Transit (Madison BRT) project, also known as the RapidRide G Line, forward in the Small Starts Grant review process. A draft report released by the FTA …

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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 …

USDOT Announces $5M in Emergency Relief for Roads and Bridges Damaged by Wildfires in Oregon

PORTLAND, OR — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces the immediate availability of $5 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help the Oregon Department of Transportation repair infrastructure damage caused by wildfires.

“We hope this federal support will help Oregon communities …

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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 …

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 …

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

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

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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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Feenaughty Machinery Company Awarded Takeuchi Dealer of the Year

PORTLAND, OR — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, recently awarded Feenaughty Machinery Company as the 2020 Dealer of the Year for its successful sales efforts in 2019. Takeuchi’s Regional Business Manager Hampton Wideman presented the accolade at this year’s CONEXPO-CON/AGG Show.

Feenaughty Machinery ranked No. 1 in total …

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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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Howard S. Wright Projects Receive National Design-Build Institute of America Merit Awards

SEATTLE, WA — The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) recognizes Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, with two 2020 Design-Build Project/Team National Merit Awards for the Bellevue College Student Success Center and King County Children and Family Justice Center Phase 1A projects. DBIA’s awards program showcases design-build best …

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Idaho Transportation Department Crews Successfully Slide New I-84 Bridge into Place

BOISE, ID — Normally, bridges moving is not something an engineer wants to see, but construction crews recently slid the first of two new bridges at the Interstate 84 Blacks Creek Interchange 60 feet into place — where it will stay for decades to come.

The slide-in-place maneuver was designed …

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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. …

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Oregon DOT Works with Communities to Find Innovative Solutions in Challenging Times

SALEM, OR — A little extra space can make all the difference for businesses and their customers these days.

Beth Forshay, Owner of Twisted Cork in Grants Pass, added two outdoor tables on a sidewalk expansion under an Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) program helping businesses repurpose public spaces on …

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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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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 …

Stantec Assisting City of Everett to Craft Facilities Plan for Water Pollution Control Facility

EVERETT, WA — As the City of Everett continues to grow, the city’s Public Works Department is developing a facilities plan for its Water Pollution Control Facility (WPCF). Stantec, a global engineering, architecture, and design firm, is currently providing an alternatives analysis for the 60-year-old facility with the goal …

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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.

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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 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 …

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Accelerator for America Introduces New Partnership on Infrastructure Playbook

Accelerator for America recently hosted a webinar with some of the country’s most determined mayors to discuss the organization’s New Partnership on Infrastructure (NPI) initiative.

Founded by CEO Rick Jacobs, Accelerator for America is an organization led by an advisory council of mayors and other local leaders from across …

CII and MIMOSA Join Forces to Move Interoperability Forward for Capital Projects

AUSTIN, TX — CII and MIMOSA announce their collaboration to adopt and progress the standards for an open, vendor neutral digital ecosystem supporting data and systems interoperability in capital projects, operations, and maintenance enabling digital transformation of the full asset lifecycle.

The MOU establishes the basis for a CII/MIMOSA Joint …

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Construction Business as Project Business: Project Business Automation

All project businesses essentially operate the same way. Whether you are in the construction, engineering or architecture industry, the overarching commonality is that your company delivers goods and services to your customers through projects, making your company a project business.

Only by recognizing your company as a project business are …

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Expansion of Idaho Highway 41 Now Underway Between Post Falls and Rathdrum

POST FALLS, ID — Work is now underway on a multi-year effort to improve and expand Idaho Highway 41 from two lanes to four lanes between Post Falls and Rathdrum.

“Expansion will better serve the drivers who use this route every day, which in some sections is nearly 20,000 motorists,” …

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Fluid Bridge Repair

Infrastructure repair is a hot topic today, and rightfully so. From potholes to deteriorating bridges, keeping up with repairs – and finding the money to do so – is a constant struggle. In an effort to complete jobs faster and win more bids, contractors are always looking for ways to …

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

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

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

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McElhinney Named New Idaho Transportation Department Chief Operations Officer

BOISE, ID — Dan McElhinney has been selected as the Idaho Transportation Department’s new Chief Operations Officer following a thorough national search. He is expected to begin August 10.

At ITD, McElhinney will be responsible for overseeing more than 12,000 lane miles of highways and roads, more than 1,800 …

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Miller Creek Daylighting Project Restores Life to Vacant Land Near SeaTac Airport

SEATTLE, WA — The City of Burien, Washington, in financial partnership with the Port of Seattle Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SeaTac airport), the City of Seatac, and Washington Department of Ecology award a contract to Otak to design a restoration plan for a 162-acre subarea of vacant, residential, and commercial land …

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Modular Design Trends, Challenges, and Increased Construction Liability Risks

Once again, the U.S. economy has hit a crossroads. Even before the current COVID-19 outbreak, the predictions for the coming year were mixed at best.

On the one side, the Association of Equipment Managers (AEM) said that “Steady and solid growth is likely to continue for the construction sector. As …

Phillips Rejoins HNTB in Seattle as Aviation Project Director

BELLEVUE, WA — Gordon Phillips, AIA, LEED AP, rejoins HNTB Corporation’s architecture practice as Aviation Project Director. Based in the firm’s Bellevue office, Phillips delivers design projects for major aviation clients, including Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Phillips is an Architect and an Engineer with more than three decades of …

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POWER Foundation Pledges $150,000 for Education

HAILEY, ID — The POWER Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Hailey, Idaho-based engineering and consulting services firm POWER Engineers, recently pledged to send $150,000 directly to schools to help alleviate challenges with distance learning and connectivity.

“The added pressures of the COVID-19 pandemic have really illuminated the challenges …

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Preventative Maintenance Creates Longevity for Drills

It’s a common situation: Your equipment isn’t working as effectively as it was the day it came off the manufacturing line. With most tools and machines, regular maintenance and replacement of worn-out parts can be the key to restoring it back to maximum power. Earth drills are no exception. Knowing …

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Takeuchi Names Kirychuk as Regional Business Manager for Canada and Alaska

ANCHORAGE, AK — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, announces Patrick Kirychuk as Regional Business Manager for Canada and Alaska, effective immediately. Kirychuk’s main responsibilities include supporting dealers and customers across Canada and Alaska.

Kirychuk has almost two decades of experience in heavy equipment sales and management in various roles. …

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Terex Service Centers Authorized for Service and Sale of Fassi Articulating Cranes

WATERTOWN, SD — Terex Services and Fascan International have reached an agreement for Terex to become a full-service dealer of Fassi products. As an authorized dealer, Terex Services will provide maintenance, repair, and parts for Fassi products at its 19 branch locations across much of the U.S., as well as …

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The Complex Made Simple

The history of the construction excavator goes back quite some time. The very first excavator is said to have been built in 1882 by Sir W. G. Armstrong & Company in England, where it was used in the construction of Port of Hull docks. Unlike today's excavators that use hydraulic …

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The Importance of Safely Purchasing, Handling and Storing API Certified DEF

As restrictions are being lifted across most states in the country and with warm weather upon us, it is important for truck drivers to consider proper management of Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) used in most diesel-powered trucks.

DEF is made from a mixture of technically pure urea and purified water …

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Vacuworx Welcomes Cunningham as Senior Director of Sales

TULSA, OK — Vacuworx welcomes Charlie Cunningham to the North America sales and leadership teams as Senior Director of Sales.

Cunningham brings more than two decades of experience with sales, marketing, and business development activities. He recently spent 15 years with Astec Industries, Inc. As Vice President of Sales with …

Washington Governor Appoints Spokane’s Fukai to the State Transportation Commission

OLYMPIA, WA — Governor Jay Inslee appoints Kelly Fukai to serve on the Washington State Transportation Commission. A lifelong resident of Spokane, Fukai has worked in the aviation, energy, electrical, and electronic manufacturing fields, and is currently the Manager of Public and External Affairs at Spokane International Airport.

Fukai’s …

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We Only Get to the Stars by Starting from the Ground

Given the excitement with SpaceX and NASA’s recent historic manned launch, many people are looking to the stars. To many, space means rockets and satellites. However, every major component of these missions are built, designed, tested, launched, and controlled in one or more ground-based facilities. And every one of those …

Work Underway to Restore Fish Passages in Washington

SEATTLE, WA — Otak, working as a sub-consultant to HNTB Corporation, is providing design and engineering services on a project for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) to renovate or replace up to 450 culverts and restore safe fish passages throughout the state’s Northwest Region. The current …

Alaska DOT&PF Begins Sterling Highway MP 45-60 Clearing and Geotechnical Drilling

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) is clearing the new alignment for the Sterling Highway MP 45-60 reconstruction project, informally known as the Cooper Landing Bypass Project.

The Sterling Highway was constructed as a gravel road in the 1940s and 1950s. The section through …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

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

CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

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

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Deere Board Elects Stone as President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems

MOLINE, IL — Deere & Company (DE) announces that its Board of Directors elected John Stone to the position of President, Worldwide Construction & Forestry and Power Systems. He will be responsible for the overall management and performance of the company's construction and forestry operations throughout the world and for …

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DLR Group Principal Quirindongo Named Citizen Architect

SEATTLE, WA — DLR Group Principal Rico Quirindongo, AIA, said he has a bit of “a board-commitment addiction.” Over his two-decade career he has given his time to pro-bono work for numerous nonprofit organizations, led the AIA Seattle board, and has worked with city officials on numerous urban renewal …

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Hilti Among Industry Leaders to Launch 2020 Construction Startup Competition

PLANO, TX — “You are the missing piece.” With this slogan five global players of the construction industry invite all entrepreneurs worldwide with innovative construction solutions to participate in this year’s edition of the Construction Startup Competition. Startups willing to play a crucial role in the transformation of the construction …

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Komatsu Commits to Supporting Feeding America as National Partner in COVID-19 Response Efforts

CHICAGO, IL — More than 37 million Americans face hunger each year and as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes an additional 17 million Americans into food insecurity, Komatsu’s North American business units are partnering with Feeding America, the nation’s largest domestic hunger-relief organization, to donate up to $250,000 to support …

Michael Baker International Joins Project Team for Washington State DOT's I-405 Widening and Express Toll Lane

SEATTLE, WA — Michael Baker International joins the team that will complete the widening and express toll lane project between Renton and Bellevue, Washington, for the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT). The project will utilize innovative design-build project delivery and includes constructing one new lane in each direction of …

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Oregon DOT and Washington State DOT Appoint Johnson to Head the Interstate Bridge Replacement Program

PORTLAND, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announce the appointment of Greg Johnson as the Program Administrator to lead the bi-state Interstate Bridge Replacement Program office. In this role, Johnson will jointly represent both ODOT and WSDOT to lead program development …

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PALFINGER Appoints Cavaggioni as New Vice President Sales and Service for North America Region

TIFFIN, OH — PALFINGER announces the official appointment of Alberto Cavaggioni as the company’s new Vice President of Sales and Service for the North America Region.

Cavaggioni has been appointed Vice President Sales and Service for the North America Region as of March 23, 2020. He will be a member …

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Cloud-Based Employee Time Tracking

There is no doubt that technology has increased project management efficiency and safety in the construction industry. Case in point: construction worker illnesses and injuries went from 10.9 incidents (in 1972) to 2.8 incidents (in 2017) per 100 people, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. But, there are …

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Construction Industry Veteran Lumpkins to Retire from KOBELCO USA

KATY, TX — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA announces that George Lumpkins, General Manager of Marketing, General Service Manager, and Product Developer Manager retired at the end of May 2020. Lumpkins is a professional with a 45-year career in the construction equipment business, with over 26 years with KOBELCO.

“George …

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation Receives $3M Gift from NABTU to Fund Cell Therapy for COVID-19

MIAMI, FL — The Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) announces a donation of $3 million from North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), to support specific and urgent research on the use of umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells to treat COVID-19-related inflammation. The gift will accelerate needed clinical trials.

On April …

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Going the Distance

The hardest part of a project for most contractors is the bid. Balancing customer specs with overhead costs to produce a number both sides are comfortable with takes skill and a deep understanding of an operation’s capabilities. Partnering with industry-leading OEMs to provide efficiency-optimizing equipment can give contractors an edge …

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How Technology is Advancing One of the Most Dangerous Jobs in America

Construction was recently listed in the top 10 most dangerous jobs in America by CNBC. So when it comes to day-to-day operations, what can construction managers do to ensure workers receive the information they need to produce quality work and stay safe on the job? One company, MindForge, is …

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RP Develops Square Sided Water Tank

Creative thinking and the willingness to take a new approach is often what sets innovators apart from their peers. These qualities are also the fuel that propels industry forward. Construction is one of the oldest industries, but thanks to continuous advancements in technology, techniques and materials, today’s structures have come …

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Steering Through Sandy Soils

The economy in Garden City, Kansas, is strong with the recent opening of a Dairy Farmers of America plant. Approximately 4 million pounds of milk from regional farmers make its way to the dairy plant each day, which has led to expansion for many other companies throughout the area. To …

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Why Productivity in Construction is Flatlining

Let’s face facts, the construction industry does not do well when it comes to completing projects on time and within budget. Approximately 98 percent of megaprojects suffer cost overruns of more than 30 percent and 77 percent are at least 40 percent late, according to a McKinsey & Company report. …

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B2W Software Presents 2020 Client Innovation Awards to Four Heavy Construction Contractors

PORTSMOUTH, NH — B2W Software, a provider of heavy construction management software, presented its 2020 Client Innovation Awards to four contractors during the company’s 19th annual User Conference in Las Vegas.

Lancaster Development, Lakeside Industries, EPCOR, and Severino Trucking were recognized for achieving high ROI and …

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Burns & McDonnell Foundation Announces $1.5M in COVID-19 Relief Funding

HOUSTON, TX — As organizations and community members face significant challenges during the coronavirus pandemic, Burns & McDonnell is providing additional resources and services to communities, clients, and employee-owners throughout the U.S.

To bolster the support of those on the front lines providing critical resources to those who need it …

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Burns & McDonnell Grows Footprint in the Pacific Northwest With New Office in Downtown Portland

PORTLAND, OR — Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction company, has further expanded its operations in the Portland area with the opening of an office in downtown Portland, Oregon, expanding its services in the Pacific Northwest. The new space, in the Power + Light …

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Clark Constructs World's Longest Pedestrian Walkway Over an Active Airport Taxi Lane

SEATTLE, WA — The landscape at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is forever changed following the recent erection of a new elevated pedestrian walkway at the south end of the airport. The expansive steel structure, which measures 780 feet long and has 85 feet of vertical clearance — enough room for …

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Dynapac Names Hyland Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts

FORT MILL, SC — Tim Hyland returned to Dynapac recently as the Director of Sales for Key & Governmental Accounts, working with those customers on sales of the entire Dynapac lineup that includes pavers, feeders, and compaction equipment. He is be based at Dynapac’s North American headquarters in Fort Mill, …

HDR Adds Composting Expert Hill to Organics Management Team

SEATTLE, WA — Geoff Hill has joined HDR as an Organics Management Specialist. Based in Seattle, Hill will partner with clients on complex composting and anaerobic digestion projects to help them plan, design, permit, and operate facilities to achieve green waste and food waste diversion goals amid increasingly stringent regulations. …

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Pitzer Hands Over Responsibility of Liebherr US Market to Bilgeri

Newport News, VA — On April 1, 2020, Daniel Pitzer changed position and moved to the Liebherr headquarters for mobile and crawler cranes in Ehingen, Germany, becoming Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the mobile and crawler crane division. His successor in charge of the U.S. market for the mobile and …

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Schnabel Engineering Acquires Deere & Ault Consultants, Inc.

GLEN ALLEN, VA — Schnabel Engineering, based in Glen Allen, Virginia, announces the acquisition of Deere & Ault Consultants, Inc. (D&A), a water resources, civil, and geotechnical engineering services firm with locations in Longmont, Colorado, and Boise, Idaho. The addition of these two locations will expand Schnabel’s national presence, …

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Criswell Joins Oregon DOT as Division Administrator

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) has a new leader for the newly-formed Public Transportation Division. Karyn Criswell recently stepped into the role of Division Administrator.

"We are excited to tap into Karyn’s experience bringing diverse interests together to forge partnerships that improve the public and active …

DTG Recycling Services Named C&D Recycler of the Year

RENTON, WA — The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association's (CDRA) Recycler of the Year award is meant to honor those Recycling Operations in the Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling industry who have made a contribution to the industry through one or more of the following criteria: advancing business operations …

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GLY Construction to Build Underground Robotic, Space-Saving Parking Garage for Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

BELLEVUE, WA — GLY Construction (GLY), an employee-owned general contracting firm, announces the project team’s plan to install a three-level, robotic, space-saving parking garage beneath the upcoming addition to the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) clinic in Seattle’s South Lake Union neighborhood. The robotic garage will be the first of …

Shannon Joins HNTB Seattle as Project Director of Highway Transportation

BELLEVUE, WA — Michael Shannon, PE, returned to HNTB Corporation as Project Director in the firm’s Bellevue office. In his new role, Shannon will work with agencies such as the Washington State Department of Transportation, Sound Transit, Port of Seattle and the Seattle Department of Transportation, helping to strategize …

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Transportation Commission Awards $13.5M in Contracts in January

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation will make improvements to 12 miles of WYO 12 northwest of Laramie in Albany County.

The Wyoming Transportation Commission awarded a $3-million contract to Simon Contractors for the pavement work. The commission awarded that and six other projects totaling $13.5 million at …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Chao Announces $790M Grant Agreement, $629.5M Loan for Federal Way Link Extension Project

SEATAC, WA — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $790-million Full Funding Grant Agreement (FFGA) with the Central Puget Sound Regional Transit Authority (Sound Transit) for the Federal Way Link Extension Project in King County, Washington, through FTA’s Capital Investment Grant (CIG) Program. …

Anvil Welcomes Mahoney as New President and Lewis as New CFO

BELLINGHAM, WA — Anvil announces two key management changes: John Mahoney as Anvil’s President and Dan Lewis as Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

Mahoney joined Anvil in 2014 as a Project Manager, most recently serving as BP Cherry Point Program Manager. He brings decades of industry experience and a proven record …

GeoEngineers Hires Graham as CFO

REDMOND, WA — GeoEngineers officially welcomes Ty Graham as the firm’s Chief Financial Officer. Graham is a veteran CFO and Investment Manager with more than 30 years of experience in the world of technology and venture capital — especially telecommunications.

Early in his career Graham was the Vice President of …

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I-5 Bridge Construction Brings Two-Week Closure of 20th Street East in Fife

FIFE, WA — One year into building a new southbound Interstate 5 Puyallup River Bridge, construction crews are reaching a new milestone and new heights on the project.

In early February, Guy F. Atkinson Construction will begin installing 54 girders on six of the nine bridge spans. To do this …

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J-U-B Wins the ITD Environmental Stewardship Award

BOISE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) 17 Bridges Design-Build Project was recently recognized for an ITD Environmental Stewardship Award. The project has won the following awards so far:

  • AASHTO Presidents Transportation Award
  • ITD Best of the Best Innovation for 2018: One Contract
  • Idaho Transportation Department Excellence in Transportation …
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Kwame Building Group Begins Work on Expansion of Washington State Convention Center

SEATTLE, WA — Kwame Building Group (KWAME) has begun work on the $1.8-billion addition to the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC) in Seattle, Washington. As a subconsultant to the Clark-Lewis Joint Venture team, KWAME’s role is to augment the project’s quality assurance and quality control staff. The 1.4-million-square-foot expansion is …

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Oregon DOT Names Three Leaders to New Office of Urban Mobility and Mega Project Delivery

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is developing a new focus on comprehensive solutions to congestion, access and mobility issues, which affect quality of life and economic health far beyond the Portland metro area. This new focus responds to public and stakeholder feedback and aligns with the …

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RDO Equipment Promotes Bonini to Vice President

RIVERSIDE, CA — Duane Bonini has been named Vice President of RDO Equipment Co.’s Vermeer division. Bonini is overseeing all of RDO’s domestic Vermeer operations, which includes California, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon and northern Nevada.

Bonini grew up in the construction industry, working as a Vermeer Equipment Operator …

RDO Integrated Controls and PRS Partner on Topcon Intelligent Paving Suite

FARGO, ND — RDO Integrated Controls (RDOIC) and Pavement Recycling Systems (PRS) are teaming up to bring Topcon’s Intelligent Paving suite of products to customers in eight states across the companies’ footprints. Effective immediately, RDO Equipment Co. stores will sell Topcon’s Intelligent Paving products across Arizona, California, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, …

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Six New Owners Join DOWL’s Ranks

ANCHORAGE, AK — DOWL is a company where many of its leaders are shareholders in the firm. This year, DOWL announces six new Owners, each of whom has distinguished themselves as experts in their field and as contributors to the company’s long-term success.

Jim Albin, PE
Albin is a Civil …
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Walsh Logistics Completes Activation of Alaska Renovated Healthcare Facility

ANCHORAGE, AK — The current needs and demands of the healthcare industry are expanding year after year. A growing population and advancing technologies require many healthcare organizations to evolve and transform their facilities to meet the needs of their staff and patients. Over the past six months, Walsh Logistics, …

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Alaskan Way Viaduct Demolition is Complete

SEATTLE, WA — For nearly seven decades, the Alaskan Way Viaduct was front-and-center on the downtown Seattle waterfront and in the state's transportation landscape. But recently, out of view from the waterfront the viaduct so long dominated, the end came quietly as crews plucked the final column of the roadway …

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GLY Construction Names Herb as CEO, Announces Three New Shareholders

BELLEVUE, WA — GLY Construction, an employee-owned general contracting firm, announces that it has promoted Ted Herb to the role of Chief Executive Officer. Herb succeeds Jim Karambelas, who is retiring after 25 years with the company.

Herb joined GLY in 1987 as a Project Engineer, rising to …

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HNTB Adds Thompson as Senior Transit Planner and Proia as Project Director and VP in Seattle

BELLEVUE, WA — Carol Thompson joins HNTB Corporation as Senior Transit Planner, and Kimberly Proia, PE, joins HNTB as a Project Director and Vice President. They are both based in the firm’s Bellevue, Washington, office.

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Thompson brings nearly 50 years of industry experience in transportation planning within …
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Howard S. Wright Project Honored with National DBIA and NAIOP Washington State Awards

SEATTLE, WA — Howard S. Wright, a Balfour Beatty company, and its project known as International Software Developer Buildings 121 & 122 in Redmond, Washington, have been honored by the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) with a National Award of Merit in the commercial/office category. The project also won …

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National Design-Build Award for the Major General George White Headquarters

SALEM, OR — A Fortis Construction project, the Oregon Military Department's Major General George White Headquarters, has received top honors from the Design-Build Institute of America in the Commercial/Office category. Only three Commercial/Office projects across the country were honored with Merit Awards, with the other two category winners being private-sector, …

SR 409 Puget Island Bridge Painting and Deck Replacement Work Nears Completion

PUGET ISLAND, WA — After the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) spent more than a year of painting and construction to install a new deck on the State Route 409 Puget Island Bridge, the work is nearing completion, over a year ahead of schedule.

The bridge is a vital …

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BrandSafway Wins Access Project of the Year for Access Solution on $100M Space Needle Renovation

SEATTLE, WA — BrandSafway was awarded the 2019 Access Project of the Year – Mast Climbing Work Platforms, Transport Platforms and Hoists at the Access, Lift & Handlers (ALH) Conference in San Diego, California. The company won for its work platform and weather barrier solution for the recent $100-million renovation …

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

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

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Doosan Infracore Adds New Authorized Equipment Dealer Serving Idaho, Washington

HAYDEN, ID — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, has expanded its dealer network with an additional location of Cascade Trader Inc. as an authorized sales, service, parts and rental provider of Doosan equipment.

The company now offers its customers in Hayden and Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, and Spokane, Washington, …

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Dynapac North America Announces New Vice President of Operations

FORT MILL, SC — Dynapac North America LLC, a manufacturer of high-tech rollers for asphalt and soil applications, pavers and feeders, welcomes Jason Ammon back to the Dynapac team as Vice President of Product Support & Operations.

Ammon is based in the Fort Mill, South Carolina, office reporting to …

LMN Architects Designs New Bridge in Everett Washington

EVERETT, WA — LMN Architects recently celebrated the design and construction of the new Everett Grand Avenue Pedestrian Bridge in Everett, Washington. The bridge is a piece of public infrastructure that will provide a vital new link between the city of Everett to its growing waterfront district.

The project is …

Seven Highway Projects Win National Roadway Safety Awards

GARFIELD COUNTY, WA — The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and the Roadway Safety Foundation honored seven highway safety projects in five states with National Roadway Safety Awards as part of a biennial program to highlight successful approaches to improving roadway safety at the state and local level.

“While our roads …

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Substantial Headway Made on Salt Lake Interchange Project East of Burley

CASSIA COUNTY, ID — Underway since May 2018, substantial progress has been made on the Interstate 84/86 Salt Lake City Interchange in Cassia County. With this project, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) is replacing the old interchange with a new structure that will meet current standards and provide a better …

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Trimble Announces Painter as New President, CEO

SUNNYVALE, CA — Trimble announces that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected Robert G. Painter to succeed Steven W. Berglund as President and CEO of Trimble effective January 4, 2020, the first day of Trimble's 2020 fiscal year. Painter will also join the Trimble Board of Directors on January …

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Alaska DOT&PF Deputy Commissioner Binder Appointed Chair of NASAO

ANCHORAGE, AK — The National Association of State Aviation Officials (NASAO) announces the 2019-2020 board at NASAO’s 88th Annual Convention & Trade Show in St. Paul, Minnesota. The NASAO board, comprised of state aviation directors will be led by Chair John Binder, A.A.E., Alaska Department of Transportation & Public …

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DLR Group Appoints Two Managing Principals: McKay and Fuller

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — DLR Group Managing Principal & CEO Griff Davenport, FAIA, announces that Steve McKay, RIBA, LEED AP from Seattle, Washington, and John Fuller, LEED AP from Overland Park, Kansas, have each been appointed a DLR Group Managing Principal.

McKay is the firm’s Global Design Leader and Fuller …

Idaho Transportation Department Wins Two AASHTO President’s Awards

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

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K-Tec Announces Dealers of Excellence

SPENCER, OH — K-Tec Earthmovers recently held their first Dealership Network Scraper Symposium event, in Manitoba, Canada. The event hosted 56 professionals representing 22 different organizations, traveling from as far away as Japan, Sweden and Australia to hear the latest advancements in K-Tec’s earthmoving product offerings.

As part of the …

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Milestone Decisions Made for I-90/SR 18 Interchange Improvement Project

SNOQUALMIE, WA — Three major advancements have pushed the I-90/SR 18 interchange improvement project in Snoqualmie into the next phase of development. This includes decisions about the interchange, an improved on-ramp to westbound Interstate 90 and a new weigh/inspection station.

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Oregon Transportation Commission, Oregon DOT Announces New Leadership

SALEM, OR — A new month signals a new era for the Oregon Transportation Commission and the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT). The commission, which oversees the state’s transportation system and ODOT, has a new Chair.

Robert Van Brocklin, a lawyer with Oregon’s largest law firm, Stoel Rives LLP, …

Oregon Transportation Commission to Make $62M in Improvements to Public Transportation

SALEM, OR — Expanded hours of service, new low- and no-emission buses, new shelters, more routes: these improvements and more — totaling $62 million — were recently approved by the Oregon Transportation Commission. This is the second round of applications for the new Oregon Statewide Transportation Improvement Fund, or …

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Taylor Named Group Director for HNTB in Seattle

BELLEVUE, WA — Deborah Taylor, CEP, was named Group Director for HNTB Corporation’s Bellevue, Washington, office. A transportation environmental planner with more than 33 years of experience, Taylor manages HNTB’s environmental, structures, urban planning and mechanical, electrical and engineering departments. She also will help meet growth goals for …

Washington DOT Celebrates Major Milestone for the Puget Sound Gateway Program

TACOMA, WA — Gov. Jay Inslee joined state and local officials at the Port of Tacoma recently to help The Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT) kickoff the construction phase on the Puget Sound Gateway Program.

The Gateway Program includes two projects — State Route 167 completion in Pierce County and …

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Acrow Bridge Appoints Needham as Pricing Analyst

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Acrow Bridge, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces the appointment of Randy Needham, formerly New England Region Sales Manager, to the newly-created position of Pricing Analyst. In this role, Needham will collaborate with sales teams in North America to develop pricing strategies to …

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Contractors Expect to Increase Rental Activity, According to ARA Survey

MOLINE, IL — Among professional construction contractors who rented equipment in the past year, a majority expects to increase reliance on rental in the year ahead, according to a comprehensive survey of contractors released by the American Rental Association (ARA).

The “Rental Customer Needs Study,” conducted by RSG, an independent …

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

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

Oregon Transportation Commission Offers Oregon DOT Director Position to Strickler

SALEM, OR — The Oregon Transportation Commission (OTC) recently offered the position of Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) Director to Kris Strickler, who is currently Oregon’s Highway Division Administrator.

If Strickler accepts the OTC’s offer and is confirmed by the Oregon Senate, he will become ODOT’s 12th Director. The commission …

Pettibone X-Series Service School Offers Hands-On Training for Dealers

BARAGA, MI — Pettibone/Traverse Lift, LLC has launched a new X-Series Service School program to provide live, in-person machine training opportunities for members of its dealer network. Hosted by Pettibone dealers at various regional locations, the service school is specifically focused on Pettibone’s next gen X-Series Extendo and Traverse telehandlers. …

Washington DOT Awards Contract for I-405 Widening and Express Toll Lanes Project

BELLEVUE, WA — The Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) announces the award of a design-build contract to start construction on the I-405, Renton to Bellevue Widening and Express Toll Lanes project. The contractor Flatiron West, Inc.-The Lane Construction Corporation Joint Venture (Flatiron/Lane) submitted the apparent best value …

Construction Jobs Increase by 4,000 in May as Unemployment Rate Falls to Record-Setting Low

ARLINGTON, VA — Construction employment increased by 4,000 jobs in May and by 215,000, or 3 percent, over the past 12 months, while the number of unemployed jobseekers with construction experience fell to a record low, according to an analysis of new government data by the Associated General Contractors of …

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CTL|Thompson Opens Office in Bozeman, Montana

BOZEMAN, MT — CTL|Thompson, Inc. (CTL), a full-service geotechnical, structural, environmental and materials engineering firm based in Denver, Colorado, has opened a satellite office in Bozeman, Montana.

The new office will allow CTL to provide construction observation and materials testing services, engineering investigation and design services to assist development, design …

Doosan Infracore Holds Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony at New Parts Distribution Center Near Seattle

SUWANEE, GA — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, a manufacturer of construction equipment, recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new parts distribution center in Lacey, Washington. Doosan executives and equipment dealers from the region were present to celebrate this occasion. The event included a guided tour of the …

FRA Announces More Than $326M in Grants to Support Railroad Infrastructure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces the recipients of more than $326 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements Program and the Special Transportation Circumstances Program, for a variety of state and local railroad infrastructure projects. …

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Greenbelt Pathway Reconstruction, I-15 Value Planning Study Win Awards at Engineering Competition

BOISE, ID — An I-15 system interchange value planning study and a Boise Greenbelt Pathway Reconstruction, each designed by Stanley Consultants, were winners at the 2019 Engineering Excellence Awards banquet recently held by the American Council of Engineering Companies of Idaho. The projects each won first place in …

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IEDA Announces Launch of Revamped Website, Hosted by Sandhills Global

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

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Nguyen Honored with Award from American Society of Civil Engineers

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

Somerset CPAs and Advisors Launches 2019 Construction Industry Survey

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Somerset CPAs and Advisors will be launching their 2019 Construction Industry Financial Performance and Salary & Benefits Survey. This industry-specific survey provides information about the financial standing of the national construction community, outlining salaries and benefits by position, balance sheets, statements of operations and other information as …

Three Washington Airports Receive Federal Assistance for Infrastructure Projects

OLYMPIA, WA — Work to rejuvenate state airports is getting a much-needed lift, thanks to a recent supplemental appropriation provided to the Federal Aviation Administration, according to the Washington Department of Transportation (WSDOT).

Three Washington airports will receive a share of $9.4 million from the Airport Improvement Program, which helps …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces 2018 Perpetual Pavement Award Winners

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

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CSDA Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

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

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Honnen Equipment Opens New Facility in Gillette, Wyoming

GILLETTE, WY — Relocating to a much larger facility enables Honnen Equipment to accelerate growth in the heavy construction equipment sales industry, while being able to provide additional services and parts to clients.
Honnen Equipment, a dealer for John Deere construction equipment recently relocated to a new facility in the …

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LMN Architects Completes the New Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School

SEATTLE, WA — LMN Architects recently completed the Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences Middle School. This project continues the evolution of this urban school and provides a new middle school program configured vertically to leverage the limited site, enhance pedagogical principles and connect with adjacent school buildings and the …

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Marciante Joins HNTB as Emerging Mobility Solutions Engineer

BELLEVUE, WA — Loreana Marciante, PMP, joins HNTB Corporation as Emerging Mobility Solutions Engineer, based in the firm’s Bellevue, Washington, office. Marciante focuses on advanced technologies programs and is a resource for HNTB in the electric vehicle solutions space. Marciante also supports Zero Emission Vehicle programs across the country …

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Miller Named Group Director for HNTB in Seattle

BELLEVUE, WA — Bradley Miller has been named HNTB Corporation’s Seattle Group Director, based in the firm’s Bellevue, Washington, office. An Associate Vice President, Miller brings 28 years of transportation industry experience to the position. He recently transferred to the Seattle area from HNTB’s Indianapolis office where he was …

Ritchie Bros. Appoints Jeter as President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, Taylor as Chief Sales Officer

VANCOUVER, BC — Ritchie Bros. announces an organizational realignment in North America. Jeff Jeter is appointed President of Upstream & Emerging Businesses, and Kari Taylor is appointed Chief Sales Officer, U.S. Regions.
Jeter’s responsibilities will include driving the Upstream business by rolling out RB Asset Solutions in the U.S., …

Seventeen HDR Projects Receive National Recognition

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

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

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

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Alaska DOT & PF Refines Design for Knik-Goose Bay: Centaur Avenue to Vine Road Project

ANCHORAGE, AK — The Alaska Department of Transportation & Public Facilities (DOT&PF) unveiled an updated design concept for the Knik-Goose Bay (KGB) Road Reconstruction Project: Centaur Avenue to Vine Road. The design refinement was based on input from the public and stakeholders to address issues, challenges, safety and future needs. …

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

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

Executive Board
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Bridge Replacements on US-20 in Camas and Blaine Counties Have Begun

SHOSHONE, ID — The Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) recently began work on two bridge construction projects along US-20. The new crossings will be located over Willow Creek in Camas County (MP 164) and Rock Creek in Blaine County (MP 173).
During construction, ITD will remove aging culverts and surrounding earthwork …

Caterpillar Announces Officer Changes of Bluth, Weiss and Hoenes


DEERFIELD, IL — Caterpillar Inc. announces officer changes to further support execution of the enterprise strategy, including an emphasis on the company’s focus on services. All changes became effective on May 1.
Tom Bluth, who was most recently Vice President of the Innovation & Technology Development Division (ITDD), has …

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Caterpillar Appoints Younessi as Lead of Construction Industries


DEERFIELD, IL — Ramin Younessi will replace Tom Pellette to lead Caterpillar’s Construction Industries segment. Younessi is currently the Group President of Energy & Transportation, and he has more than 30 years of leadership inside and outside of Caterpillar. He will now be responsible for the company’s earthmoving, excavation, building …

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Collins Named HNTB Office Leader in Seattle

BELLEVUE, WA — Kevin R. Collins, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Seattle Office Leader, based in the firm’s Bellevue office. A Vice President, Collins brings more than two decades of transportation industry experience to the position. He succeeds Jim Thomson, PE, who recently was appointed President …

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LMN Architects Completes the Bill & Melinda Gates Center at the University of Washington

SEATTLE, WA — LMN Architects announces the completion and opening of the new Bill & Melinda Gates Center for Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington in Seattle. The building establishes a new standard for the study of computer science designed to attract a broad and diverse student …

Manitowoc Appoints Leavitt Cranes as Newest Potain Tower Crane Dealer in Washington and Oregon

SEATTLE, WA — Manitowoc Cranes has appointed a new Potain self-erecting crane dealer, Leavitt Cranes. The company will sell and support the cranes in Washington and Oregon, as well as providing consultation and training. The Washington-based company, a division of Pacific Northwest Company, has an extensive history of …

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Stantec Receives Alaska Governor’s Safety Award of Excellence

ANCHORAGE, AK — Stantec, a global architecture, engineering and design firm with three offices in Alaska, recently received the Governor’s Safety Award of Excellence. The award is presented to Alaska organizations — including companies, government entities and nonprofits — that demonstrate distinction in the safety and health of their …

USDOT Announces $705.7M in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge Repairs

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces more than $705.7 million in Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help 34 states, as well as American Samoa, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, make repairs to roads and bridges damaged by storms, floods and …

U.S. DOT Awards $53M in Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Grants

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation'sFederal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded Advanced Transportation and Congestion Management Technologies Deployment (ATCMTD) grants valued at $53.2 million to 10 projects to fund advanced technologies that will improve mobility and safety for drivers and enhance the performance of the nation’s highway …

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