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Coastal Construction and Togal.AI Win AGC National Innovation Award

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

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

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LPA Design Studios' Graham Receives National AIA Young Architect Award

DALLAS, TX — LPA Design Studios Project Manager Brien Graham has earned the national 2023 Young Architect Award from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in recognition of his work improving communities and creating a more equitable profession.

The Young Architect Award is the industry's highest honor for emerging architects, …

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VLK’s Hill Awarded James R. Wooten Service Award by AIA Fort Worth

FORT WORTH, TX — The Fort Worth Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA Fort Worth) celebrated the 2022 Honor Awards. These annual awards are given to various members, projects, individuals, and groups for their outstanding achievement and exemplary services to their communities. VLK Architects announces Lee Hill as …

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Zetterstrom is New President of SAME Houston/Galveston Post

HOUSTON, TX — Lars Zetterstrom, PE, has been sworn in as the new President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) Houston/Galveston Post. A professional engineering organization, SAME promotes the advancement of technical knowledge and fosters collaboration between government and industry on infrastructure solutions.

A member of …

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Texas Started 1,217 Transportation Projects in Year-One of Infrastructure Law, New Report Shows

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Texas leveraged $5.2 billion in federal highway and bridge formula funds in FY 2022 to help jumpstart 1,217 new improvement projects in communities across the state during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September …

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Highlights from Texas CECON 2022 — A Conference for a Community of Civil Engineers

This September in Frisco, Texas, over 400 members of the civil engineering community gathered to celebrate the profession at the Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON). The three-day event, organized by dedicated volunteers and ASCE Texas staff members, is the place for engineers to engage in professional development, peer-to-peer technical exchange …

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TACA Members Gather for Environmental & Safety Seminar

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA), a state trade association for the aggregate, concrete, cement, and associated industries, welcomed 112 attendees to its Environmental & Safety Seminar at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Industry professionals delivered topical presentations on managing environmental and safety regulations …

AGC Houston Honors Houston's Top Commercial Contractors with APEX Awards

HOUSTON, TEXAS — Houston’s commercial construction industry recently celebrated the most outstanding projects built by Associated General Contractors (AGC) Houston members at the Saturday Night Fever Awards for Project Excellence (APEX) Gala at the Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa. The biennial event recognizes member companies for their excellence in construction, …

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

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

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Midland Water Pollution Control Plant Expansion Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

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

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Rosendin Hosts Construction Camp for 35 Austin Girls

AUSTIN, TX — Rosendin, the nation’s largest employee-owned electrical contracting company with offices in Texas, hosted a free week-long construction camp for 35 middle school girls in Austin. Camp NAWIC is a joint campaign with the Austin Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), started in …

Texas Science Teachers Learn How the Industrial Minerals Industry Supports the State’s Growth

AUSTIN, TX — Nineteen Texas science teachers have learned how industrial minerals enhance lives and support the state’s unprecedented population growth through a Teacher Workshop program jointly sponsored by the Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) and the Texas Mining and Reclamation Association (TMRA).

The annual workshop, based in and …

Construction Materials Industry Faces Opportunities and Challenges

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) recently welcomed more than 520 attendees to its 68th Annual Meeting at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. Highlights included presentations by the National Stone, Sand, & Gravel Association (NSSGA) and FMI Capital Advisors, helping …

Electrical Design Solutions at North Texas Wastewater Treatment Plant Win ACEC Award

DALLAS, TX — Mbroh Engineering, Inc. (Mbroh) has been honored with the Gold Engineering Excellence Award (Energy Category) from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) - Texas Chapter and has received a National Recognition Award from ACEC National. The winning project included complex electrical improvements at Wilson Creek’s Regional …

EYP Wins AIA Houston Firm Award

HOUSTON, TX — EYP announces that its Houston office is the recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston 2022 Firm Award.

AIA Houston annually recognizes an architectural firm that produced distinguished architecture for at least 10 years. The Firm Award — which also factors in significant contributions and …

Two Projects in Texas Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Two Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) projects won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their community, with each …

Woolpert Senior Vice President Spinks Elected to ACEC Texas Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX — Woolpert Senior Vice President Melvin Spinks has been elected to a two-year term on the American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas Board of Directors. Spinks, who serves as the President of CivilTech, a Woolpert Company, has participated in ACEC Texas at the local, state, and …

ASCE Student Symposium Draws Students from New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico for Civil Engineering Design and Construction Competitions

HOUSTON, TX — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 2022 Region 6 Student Symposium recently took place at the University of Houston in Houston, Texas. At the event, nearly 500 civil engineering students from 25 universities in New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Mexico put their academic and project management …

Veliz Construction Wins Diverse Business of the Year Award from AGC

EL PASO, TX — El Paso’s Veliz Construction was named as the 2022 Diverse Business of the Year award winner by the Associated General Contractors of America, association officials recently announced.

“These awards recognize firms that are doing an outstanding job recruiting, retaining, and engaging workers of all backgrounds,” …

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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As AGC of Texas President, Casteel Works to Maximize Record Construction Funding and Grow Future Leaders

In his term as President of Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Texas, David Casteel, P.E., DBIA, is working with the organization’s staff and Board of Directors to learn from the past and optimize the present.

“Most importantly, though, we want to influence the future,” he said.

That includes …

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Gilbane Building Company Earns Two Excellence Awards from the Associated Builders and Contractors

SAN ANTONIO, TX — The Associated of Builders and Contractors (ABC) has presented Gilbane Building Company with its National Safety Excellence Award and Eagle Award. Both awards were presented during the Excellence in Construction Awards Gala held in San Antonio, Texas.

Gilbane's National Safety Excellence Award recognizes the company's Diamond …

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McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Honored with 2022 AGC Build America Award

HOUSTON, TX — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been awarded Association of General Contractors’ (AGC) 2022 Construction Risk Partners Build America Award, in the Building New or Renovation category. McCarthy was honored for the firm’s work on the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH) Nancy and Rich Kinder Building. The …

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TDIndustries Wins Top National ABC Construction Awards for Globe Life Field and Waterloo Park

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) announces it has earned an Eagle Award, Pyramid Award, and Safety Excellence Pinnacle Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The awards were presented at the 32nd annual Excellence in Construction Awards during the ABC Convention 2022 held in San Antonio, Texas.
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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP's 50 Years of Serving the Industry

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

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

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

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

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AISI Steel Bridge Task Force Announces Helwig as Recipient of 2022 Richard S. Fountain Award

AUSTIN, TX — The American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI) Steel Bridge Task Force; the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA); and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have named Todd Helwig, Ph.D., Director of the Ferguson Structural Engineering …

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Exploration Green Project Wins Award from Association of Water Board Directors

HOUSTON, TX — The Association of Water Board Directors (AWBD) presents the Clear Lake City Water Authority (CLCWA) with the 2021 Project Award for its Exploration Green Project. The award was announced at the AWBD Midwinter conference. CLCWA hired planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. …

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SEAA Hosts Career Fair Highlighting the Steel Construction Industry

HOUSTON, TX — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) hosted nearly 300 students from five school districts and several dozen military veterans for its construction career fair. SEAA’s Long Range Planning Committee spearheaded the event, which was hosted by member company Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc., at their training …

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UCTA Appoints Reeves and Alvarez to its National Board of Directors

DALLAS, TX — The Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) selects Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) engineers Justin Reeves, P.E., and Elaiza Alvarez, P.E., to serve on its National Board of Directors.

Reeves was previously the UCTA North Texas Chapter President and was elected to be the UCTA …

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Casteel Elected AGC of Texas President

DALLAS, TX — Graham native David Casteel has been unanimously elected President of the Associated General Contractors of Texas, a group representing more than 700 member companies employing tens of thousands of the men and women that build and maintain the state’s vast network of roads and bridges.

Casteel, …

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Fluor’s Thibodeaux Named Vice Chair of the Construction Industry Institute for 2022

IRVING, TX — Fluor Corporation announces that Tricia Thibodeaux, Fluor’s Executive Director of Global Health, Safety, and Environmental, has been named Vice Chair of the Construction Industry Institute (CII) for 2022.

Most recently, Thibodeaux has served on the board of advisors and as part of the organization’s executive committee. …

NAPA Announces 2021 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

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

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AGC Houston Announces Holland as Next President/CEO

HOUSTON, TX — The Associated General Contractors of America - Houston Chapter (AGC), officially announces Kyle Holland as the next President/CEO of the organization. He has served as Vice President of AGC since June of 2020. Holland will succeed Jerry Nevlud, who retired at the end of 2021 after …

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Innovative Transportation Study Honored by Texas APA

AUSTIN, TX — The APA-Texas Chapter has chosen the Bergstrom Spur Corridor Study as a recipient of the 2021 Transportation Planning Achievement Award - Silver. Freese and Nichols works on pedestrian and bike infrastructure all over the state. The company is currently designing or implementing 7 percent of all Transportation …

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2022 Texas Construction Industry Forecast

Labor and material shortages. Supply chain disruptions. Economic turbulence. COVID-19 rules and restrictions. Vaccine mandates. Many challenges impacting the built environment in recent years have rolled over into 2022. Industry experts are optimistic that a reopened economy and increased federal infrastructure investments will propel recovery and growth in nonresidential construction …

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Eight Rosendin Apprentices in Austin Region Secure NAWIC Scholarships

PFLUGERVILLE, TX — Eight Rosendin apprentices from the company’s Pflugerville office were honored with scholarships from the National Association of Women in Construction - Austin Chapter (NAWIC Austin) to help them pursue a career in construction. Five Rosendin electrical apprentices won $1,250 NAWIC Austin Trade Program Scholarships, two others received …

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

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

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VLK Architects, Bridgeland High School CANstruction Houston Team Takes Home Three Awards

HOUSTON, TX — VLK Architects employees participated as the Professional Mentor to Bridgeland High School students of Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District for the 25th Annual CANstruction Houston Competition and Exhibition. The VLK Architects and Bridgeland High School CANstruction Houston team received three awards: the People’s Choice, Most Cans, and Best …

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Walter P Moore Announces Nelson as 2021 Horvilleur Award Recipient

HOUSTON, TX — Walter P Moore announces that Jessalyn Nelson, PE has been named the 2021 recipient of the Javier F. Horvilleur Outstanding Young Professional Award. The Horvilleur Award is presented annually to one young professional at the firm who has exemplified excellence in technical design, client service, and business …

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ASCE Texas Section Hosts CECON 2021

In September, more than 300 civil engineers and industry experts from across Texas and beyond gathered in San Marcos for the American Society of Civil Engineers' Texas Section flagship annual conference – the Texas Civil Engineering Conference or CECON. This three-day event – organized by dedicated volunteers – is …

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Lanham Elected to National Academy of Construction

HOUSTON, TX — The National Academy of Construction (NAC) elects Robert C. Lanham, Jr., President of Williams Brothers Construction in Houston, Texas, as a member of its class of 2021. He was formally inducted during the NAC annual meeting.

Wayne Crew, General Secretary of the Academy, said, “Our …

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Rosendin Wins Texas General Contractors Award Two Years in A Row

AUSTIN, TX — Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting firm with offices across Texas, was recently honored with an Outstanding Construction Award for its work on the University of Texas at Austin’s Welch Hall. Rosendin was selected as the winner of a 2020 Specialty Contractor Electrical Award by the Associated …

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How Contractors Can Win New Talent Amid the Labor Crisis

For years, the labor shortage has challenged every U.S. contractor’s ability to be shovel-ready.

According to the 2021 Construction Outlook Survey by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of America, 54 percent of construction firms have a difficult time filling salaried and hourly positions, while 49 percent of construction firms expect …

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VLK Contributes Over 59 Campuses Opening for the 2021-22 School Year

FT. WORTH, TX — VLK Architects announces the completion of over 59 Texas public school campuses for the 2021-22 school year. Utilizing the tools in their repertoire, VLK has designed over 6.6 million square feet in new construction, additions, and renovations, ensuring that each campus is ready for teachers and …

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TACA Members Learn How Conservation Efforts Can Increase Business Profitability

AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) — the state trade association for the aggregate, concrete, cement, and associated industries — welcomed more than 50 attendees to its Environmental & Sustainability Seminar on September 23-24 at the Marriott Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas.

Industry professionals delivered topical …

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TFMA Honors Mountz, Senior Project Manager at LAN, for Long Service

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Floodplain Management Association (TFMA) honors Thomas Mountz, P.E., D.WRE., CFM, for his long service to the association and his contributions to the water resources industry.

Mountz, who currently works as a Senior Project Manager at planning, engineering, and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & …

ASCE Texas Presents the 8th Annual Civil Engineering Conference

AUSTIN, TX — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Texas Section will present the Texas Civil Engineering Conference (CECON), taking place at Embassy Suites by Hilton San Marcos Hotel, Conference Center & Spa in San Marcos, Texas, on September 15-17, and featuring a variety of educational & networking opportunities …

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Dunaway Promotes Campbell to North Texas Regional Executive, Adds Heal as New Head of Civil Practice

FORT WORTH, TX— Dunaway, a multi-discipline design firm, announces it has named Kervin Campbell as its North Texas Regional Executive. The role is responsible for growing the business in the region as well as promoting and implementing strategic business development and marketing initiatives.

"Kervin's significant engineering experience along with …

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McCarthy Breaks Ground on Texas Children’s Hospital in Austin

AUSTIN, TX — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has begun construction on Texas Children’s Hospital for children and women in Austin. The freestanding hospital, which will serve families in Austin and Central Texas, is scheduled to be completed in the first quarter of 2024.

The 52-bed, 365,000-square-foot hospital will provide neonatal …

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Rosendin Sponsors Camp NAWIC Construction Camp for Girls in Austin

Rosendin, the electrical contracting industry’s largest employee-owned firm sponsored Camp NAWIC, a construction camp for girls created by the Austin Chapter of the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC). The week-long camp gave 24 middle schoolers the opportunity to explore career paths in construction and gain hands-on learning …

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TACA Hosts 67th Annual Meeting

The Texas Aggregates & Concrete Association (TACA) welcomed more than 450 attendees to their 67th Annual Meeting June 16-18 at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort. Members were excited to participate in the association’s largest in-person annual event.

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Kicking off the opening General Session was …
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TDIndustries CFO Receives 2021 Executive of the Year Award

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) announces that Chief Financial Officer Evelyn Miller received the 2021 Executive of the Year Award from the Construction Financial Management Association (CFMA).

The CFMA awards are held annually to recognize the outstanding achievements and contributions of individuals across the construction industry. Miller has 30-plus …

CDRA Recognizes Industry Leaders at C&D World 2021

DALLAS, TX — C&D World 2021, which took place in Austin, Texas, recognized the industry's best and brightest, in addition to collaborating, innovating, and learning about the latest trends and technologies. Mason Brown III from Big City Crushed Concrete in Dallas, Texas, was inducted into the C&D Hall of Fame, …

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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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SEAA Awards Deem Structural Service with Project of the Year Award for Buddy Holly Hall Performing Arts Center

LUBBOCK, TX — A project in Lubbock, Texas, built by Deem Structural Service, has been named a recipient in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of …

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Metal Construction Association Honors DynaEnergetics in Blum, Texas

BLUM, TX — The Metal Construction Association (MCA) awarded its Chairman’s Award in the commercial category to a member company that contributed to the creation of the DynaEnergetics building in Blum, Texas.

The annual Chairman’s Awards showcase the use of metal in exceptional buildings. Winning projects must have involved MCA …

A Snapshot of the Demolition Industry and Trends for 2021

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

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Manhattan Construction Company Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From ABC for United Technical Operations Center

HOUSTON, TX — Manhattan Construction Company announces that work on the United Technical Operations Center at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas, has earned a national Excellence in Construction (EIC) Pyramid Award, presented during the ABC Convention 2021 in Grapevine, Texas. The EIC awards program is a competition that …

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TDIndustries Earns National Safety Award from Associated Builders and Contractors

DALLAS, TX — TDIndustries, Inc. (TD) announces it has earned a National Safety Excellence Award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). The awards were presented at the 31st annual Excellence in Construction Awards during the ABC Convention 2021 held in Grapevine, Texas. This is the fourth consecutive year that TD …

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US Department of Labor, Texas Panhandle Construction Industry Group to Continue Alliance to Protect Workers' Safety, Health

AMARILLO, TX — The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Panhandle of Texas Chapter of the Associated General Contractors in Amarillo renewed a three-year alliance designed to educate employers and employees on construction hazards.

The alliance focuses on reducing and preventing falls, electrocution, struck-by, and …

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Halff Associates Announces Baker Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc., an engineering/architecture consulting firm, announces Jessica Baker, PE, PMP, CFM, as the firm’s Chief Marketing Officer and newest management team member.

Baker started her career at Halff as an Intern in 2003 while earning her Bachelor of Science in civil engineering from …

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HDR Project in Texas Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Award

DALLAS, TX — 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 …

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Precast Bridge Elements Help Zachry Construction Maintain Aggressive Schedule on Second Phase of San Antonio’s US 281 Upgrade

As Zachry Construction Corporation of San Antonio, Texas, works to complete the $178.3 million second phase of Bexar County’s U.S. 281 improvement project, they’ve juggled challenges and silver linings to meet the accelerated construction schedule.

Surprisingly, one consequence of the pandemic actually helped them expedite work, as did unconventional precast …

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Satterfield & Pontikes Construction Safety Director Earns Safety Excellence Award

HOUSTON, TX — Satterfield & Pontikes Construction announces that its Safety Director, Ralph Bradley, earned a National Safety Excellence Award from ABC National, presented at the 31st annual Excellence in Construction Awards. The company is honored to be recognized as a leader in safety in the construction industry. …

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Steel Bridge Task Force Announces Recipient of 2021 Robert J. Dexter Memorial Award Lecture

COLLEGE STATION, TX — The Steel Bridge Task Force Oversight Council of the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), the National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA), and the American Association of State and Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) T-14 Technical Committee for Structural Steel Design have selected Matthew Yarnold, Ph.D., PE, …

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Dlugosh Leads Austin’s NAWIC Chapter in Keeping Women in Construction Connected and Growing Throughout the Pandemic

“When I first got into construction, I didn’t want to draw attention to the fact that I was a woman,” said Danielle Dlugosh, Area Superintendent for Hensel Phelps Construction in Austin, Texas. “When I joined the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), I learned to be proud that …

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Upgrade of Amarillo’s SL 335 Deals with Prairie Dogs, Helium History, Out-of-Season Flooding, and COVID-19

To improve safety and boost economic impact, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) undertook an upgrade to turn State Loop 335 around the City of Amarillo, Texas, into a four-lane, controlled-access freeway.

However, with total estimated construction costs topping $1.5 billion, the 43.5-mile, multi-phased upgrade will take a while. So …

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Beaumont’s Kincaid Takes Over as Head of Texas Highway Contractors’ Association

AUSTIN, TX — Beaumont resident Kal Kincaid took over as President of the AGC of Texas, an association of highway construction contractors responsible for building and maintaining the state’s network of roads and bridges.

Kincaid, President of Gulf Coast Construction Company, will serve a one-year term as head …

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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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Marshall Leads AGC Houston as 2021 Chairman

HOUSTON, TX — AGC Houston has elected John Marshall as its Chairman for a two-year term from January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2022. Marshall is Vice President of Satterfield & Pontikes Construction, Inc. and has been with the firm since 2002. Marshall graduated with a business degree from Boise …

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TxDOT Appoints Bahrami as West Harris Area Engineer

HOUSTON, TX — The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announces the appointment of Hamoon Bahrami, PE, as the new West Harris Area Engineer for the Houston District. In his new role, Bahrami will oversee the day to day functions and operations of the West Harris Area Office and the …

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2021 Texas Construction Industry Forecast

For many, the dawn of 2020 signaled a new decade of hope and prosperity. However, the year closed with a shocking twist: a global death toll topping 1.6 million (including 300,000-plus in the United States) that stemmed from the outbreak of COVID-19, a highly contagious and unpredictable disease originating in …

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ABC 2020 Review and 2021 Construction Economic Forecast

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

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

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

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

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ASCE Texas Hosts Virtual CECON 2020

In November, more than 280 civil engineers and industry experts from across Texas and beyond gathered in an unprecedented virtual format for the American Society of Civil Engineers' (ASCE) Texas Section flagship annual conference – the Texas Civil Engineering Conference or CECON 2020 Virtual. This three-day event – organized …

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ATI Wins ABC Houston Excellence in Construction Award

HOUSTON, TX — Aggregate Technologies Inc. (ATI) recently won the ICE award by Associated Builders and Contractor’s Houston chapter in the Specialty Construction category. The ICE award is the top award given in the Excellence in Construction Awards. Tropical Storm Imelda led to damaged bridge columns on Interstate 10 …

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Award-Winning Education Architect Clements Joins Brenham Firm

BRENHAM, TX — Blake Clements, AIA, NCARB joins PlanNorth Architectural Co. as Principal Architect. He has more than 25 years of experience working with communities to plan and design educational facilities. Clements will bolster PlanNorth’s expertise with his portfolio of public K-12, community college, and multi-use educational projects. Clements will …

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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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HNTB Resident Engineer, Dishman, Honored with 2020 Leadership Award from the American Segmental Bridge Institute

HOUSTON, TX — The American Segmental Bridge Institute honored HNTB Resident Engineer Gowen Dishman, PE, with a 2020 Leadership Award. The honor was announced during the ASBI Virtual Conference. Dishman is based in the firm's Houston office.

Over the past four decades, Dishman has served as Erection Engineer, Casting …

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Manhattan Construction Company Wins Three ABC Greater Houston Excellence in Construction Awards

HOUSTON, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a general building company, has been honored by the Associated Builders & Contractors (ABC) of Greater Houston with three Excellence in Construction awards, including the ICE Award, the program’s highest honor. The awards program recognizes outstanding projects in the commercial and industrial construction …

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San Antonio Construction Executive David Zachry Honored with ARTBA Award

SAN ANTONIO, TX — David Zachry, CEO of San Antonio-based Zachry Corp. and a long-time volunteer leader in the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA), is the 2020 recipient of the organization’s highest honor — the ARTBA Award. It was presented during a special ceremony at ARTBA’s national …

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Structure Tone Southwest Hires McCoy to Lead Austin Operations

AUSTIN, TX — Construction expert Ray McCoy joins Structure Tone Southwest to lead the company’s Austin, Texas, operations. As the new Regional Vice President of the Austin office, McCoy will oversee the office’s strategic growth, business development, client relationships, and overall operations.

McCoy has been working in the construction industry …

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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EY Announces Vellano of the Vortex Companies as an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Gulf Coast Area Award Finalist

HOUSTON, TX — Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) announces that Mike Vellano, President and CEO of Vortex Companies (Vortex) was named an Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Gulf Coast Area Award finalist. Now in its 34th year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program honors entrepreneurial business leaders …

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McCarthy Building Companies Deploys Women’s Safety Harness Program

DALLAS, TX — A recipient of the women’s safety harness grant from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) and Autodesk, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy) is piloting a new women’s safety harness design across it’s Dallas, Houston, and Atlanta-area project sites. The safety harness grant was created by …

Public and Private Sectors Working Together To Improve Texas Highway Project Safety

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Texas transportation construction industry, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) are continuing to work through the COVID-19 pandemic to improve traffic safety and reduce worker injuries, ARTBA Chairman Steve McGough said.

In his remarks before the virtual Associated …

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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Higdem, Schiller Join NCCCO Foundation Board of Directors

HOUSTON, TX — The NCCCO Foundation Board of Directors announces the election of two new members to the board: Garry Higdem, CEO of Mario Sinacola & Sons, in Frisco, Texas; and Ingo Schiller, President of Tadano America, in Houston, Texas.

Higdem and Schiller will each serve …

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Holland Joins AGC Houston as Vice President

HOUSTON, TX — AGC Houston announces the addition of Kyle Holland, who recently joined the Chapter team as Vice President.

Holland previously worked for Gilbane Building Company, originally as a Project Manager, and more recently as a Business Development Manager. Prior to Gilbane, he also worked for JE Dunn …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

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

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

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

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

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City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations Project Earns APWA 2020 Top Project Award

HOUSTON, TX — The American Public Works Association (APWA) Texas Chapter has recognized the City of Houston Ardmore Drinking Water Operations Facility project with its 2020 Top Projects and Leaders award in the Structures, $5-million to $25-million category. The award promotes excellence in the management and administration of public works …

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JE Dunn Houston Achieves Platinum Level in the ABC STEP Safety Management System

HOUSTON, TX — JE Dunn Construction announces it has achieved Platinum Level in the Associated Builders and Contractor’s STEP safety management system. Founded in 1989, STEP participation demonstrates safety leadership and a cultural commitment to safety performance.

STEP applicants measure their safety processes and policies on 24 key components …

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SEAA Names Person of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Recipients

DALLAS, TX — David Deem, President of Deem Structural Services, in Longview, Texas, and Bob Beckner, retired Senior Vice President of Peterson Beckner Industries, Inc., in Dallas, Texas, were recently honored by the Steel Erectors Association of America.

Deem was named SEAA’s 2019 Person of the …

Water Utilities Wins Texas American Water Works Association Conservation Award

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — Water Utilities was awarded the Water Conservation and Reuse Award for a Large Utility from the Texas American Water Works Association. This award recognizes the reductions in water consumption made through Water Utilities dead-end main flushing and lawn watering program.

In 2013 Corpus Christi and …

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ABC Names Mabile the 2020 Young Professional of the Year

HOUSTON, TX — Associated Builders and Contractors announces that Brandon Mabile, Business Development Manager at Performance Contractors in Houston, received ABC’s 2020 Young Professional of the Year Award. The Young Professional of the Year is chosen based on career achievement, leadership, and vision for the future of the commercial …

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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Manhattan Construction Company Receives National Excellence in Construction Award From ABC

DALLAS, TX — Tulsa-based Manhattan Construction Company announces work on the Toyota Stadium Renovation and National Soccer Hall of Fame in Frisco, Texas, has earned a national Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award, which will be presented during the ABC Convention 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee, on August 18.

“We are honored …

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Two Texas Steel Construction Projects Win Project of the Year Awards

HOUSTON, TX — Six steel erection companies have been named as recipients in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the companies received notice of their awards in March 2020 for projects that were topped …

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ABC Honors TDIndustries With Two EIC Awards

DALLAS, TX — The Associated Builders and Contractors honors TDIndustries with two national project awards: An Excellence in Construction Eagle Award for Frost Tower in Fort Worth, and an Excellence in Construction Pyramid Award for Texas Scottish Rite for Children Sports Medicine and Orthopedics center in Frisco, Texas.

The ABC …

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ASCE Presents 2020 Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award to LAN Engineer, Ruchti

HOUSTON, TX — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has selected Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam’s (LAN) Engineer George F. Ruchti as the 2020 recipient of the Stephen D. Bechtel Pipeline Engineering Award.

Ruchti is now in his sixth decade in the water and wastewater pipeline industry. His background …

CICB Offers Online Crane Operator and Inspector Classes in Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

HOUSTON, TX — Crane Inspection & Certification Bureau (CICB), a veteran-owned Texas company with a global network, has rolled out its initial online training programs as a response to the coronavirus. As social distancing and safety precautions dissuade some companies from sending their employees to traditional classrooms, CICB has created …

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HR Green’s Sandt Awarded Young Engineer of the Year Award by the Texas Chapter of APWA

HOUSTON, TX — Rebekkah Sandt, PE has been named one of Houston’s Young Engineers of the Year for 2020. Sandt and 16 others will receive the Young Engineer of The Year (YEOY) award during Houston Engineers Week at the 2020 Young Engineer of the Year Banquet Dinner held at Norris …

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Adamson Elected President of AGC of Texas

AUSTIN, TX — It takes steel and concrete or base and asphalt to build roads and bridges, but Robert Adamson also emphasized the importance of “conversations and relationships” while addressing colleagues after becoming President for the Associated General Contractors of Texas (AGC of Texas).

The East Texas native will serve …

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TEXO Awards AP with Distinguished Building Award and Casey Mitschke with Magnolia Award

DALLAS, TX — TEXO announces its 2019 Distinguished Building Award recipients, and Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) was acknowledged for their work on Wise Health Surgical Hospital in Argyle, Texas. AP was selected as the first-place winner in the Health Care 2 ($10 million to $30 million) category and was …

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ACEC Texas Awards Gold Medal to LAN for Clear Lake Flood Control Project

HOUSTON, TX — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Texas awarded civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) a gold medal for its work on the first phase of the Clear Lake flood control project in Harris County.

The Engineering Excellence Awards Competition has been held by …

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Dwyer Joins Alston Construction as Director of Business Development

HOUSTON, TX — Alston Construction announces Nick Dwyer has joined the team as Director of Business Development. Dwyer will be based out of its Houston, Texas, office. He will lead new business pursuits, foster client relationships and oversee market exposure. Prior to Alston Construction, Dwyer worked for two larger general …

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McCarthy Wins TEXO 2019 Distinguished Building Award for Southwest Airlines Wings Project

DALLAS , TX — For its work on the Southwest Airlines Wings project, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. has been awarded the TEXO (The Construction Industry Association) 2019 Distinguished Building Award for the category of General Contractor for projects over $75 million. TEXO selected winning projects for the Distinguished Building Awards …

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TDIndustries’ Hollowell Receives TEXO Superintendent of the Year Award

FORT WORTH, TX — TEXO honored TDIndustries (TD) Senior Superintendent David Hollowell with its Specialty Superintendent of the Year award at its Holiday Award Gala. Recipients demonstrate technical ability, team-building skills, quality/project success and personal character.

Hollowell, a 42-year Partner, was also part of a group to receive a Distinguished …

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City of Round Rock Wins Statewide Excellence Award

ROUND ROCK, TX — Council Member Rene Flores, Council Member Tammy Young, Utilities Director Michael Thane and General Services Director Chad McDowell received the TML award on behalf of the City of Round Rock.

During the 2019 Texas Municipal League (TML) Annual Conference and Exhibition in San …

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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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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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FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Fort Worth, Texas-based Speed Fab-Crete’s director of business development, Randy Landers, has been elected to the Design-Build Institute of America’s first-ever College of Fellows, which honors 24 of the nation’s most accomplished Designated Design‐Build Professionals. Honorees were hand-selected based on input from industry peers …

JQ Recognized for Engineering Excellence on Texas A&M’s Award-Winning ProjectThe Zachry Engineering Education Complex Renovation and Expansion

Dallas, Texas - The American Council of Engineering Companies of Texas (ACEC Texas) has awarded JQ the Eminent Conceptor Award, the highest statewide engineering excellence award, for the firm’s structural engineering work on the Zachry Engineering Education Complex (Zachry EEC) renovation and expansion project at Texas A&M University in College …

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McCarthy Promotes Al Gomez to Vice President, Operations of the Houston Division

Houston, Texas – McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Southern Region has promoted Al Gomez to vice president, operations of the Houston division. In this role, Gomez is responsible for integrating McCarthy’s various departments, while leading management and operations on all projects. Gomez’s responsibilities include coordination of preconstruction strategies, ensuring excellent client …

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William Abbott, P.E, Joins LAN as Director of Operations

William Abott P.E., joins planning, engineering and program management firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) as director of operations. In this role, he will focus on leading improvements in project delivery, risk management, quality of design and technical processes.

A civil engineer with more than 37 years of experience, …

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

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

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American Concrete Pumping Association Announces Elections Results

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

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