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Gilbane Building Company Elevates Casey to Operations Manager for Upstate New York

ALBANY, NY — Gilbane Building Company, a construction management company, announces the promotion of Kate Casey to the role of Operations Manager for its Upstate New York business.

In her role, Casey will support the local leadership by maximizing efficiencies, exceeding financial goals, and mentoring employees to support continued …

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Monroe Tractor Promotes Trexler to Albany’s Service Manager

ALBANY, NY — Monroe Tractor announces the promotion of Tauyna Trexler from Service Writer to Service Manager. Trexler will be responsible for all customer communications within the service department. Her primary goal will be to ensure that Monroe Tractor will keep the customer's equipment up and running.

Trexler's career with …

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Gilbane Building Company Names Vande Boom as Special Projects Group Market Leader

COLUMBUS, OH — Gilbane Building Company announces that Joel Vande Boom has been named Special Projects Group (SPG) Market Leader in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Michigan. In this new role, Vande Boom will continue to elevate the SPG teams in the region and focus on executing a business strategy that …

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GLS Celebrates 70th Anniversary with Grand Opening of New Seaway Visitor Center in Massena, New York

MASSENA, NY — U.S. Department of Transportation officials were recently on hand as the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) celebrated the grand opening of its new visitor center at the U.S. Eisenhower Lock in Massena, New York. The center will welcome visitors to the Seaway and provide …

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Stantec Earns National Engineering Design Award for Long Island Rail Road Third Track Expansion Project

NEW YORK, NY — Stantec, a sustainable design and engineering firm, received one of the eight Grand Awards in the 2024 American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition for the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) Third Track Expansion Project. Stantec was the lead designer of …

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VHB’s Shorefront Park Project Receives ACEC National Recognition

PATCHOGUE, NY — VHB’s Shorefront Park Living Shoreline Project has won a National Recognition Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) program. The EEA has long been dubbed the “Academy Awards of the Engineering World,” applauding projects that demonstrate a high degree of …

Shapiro Administration, Federal, Local Partners Celebrate I-95 Repair Completion Less Than a Year After Collapse

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Secretary Mike Carroll was joined by Federal Highway Administrator Shailen Bhatt, and other officials to commemorate the completion of the permanent repairs to I-95 in northeast Philadelphia, less than a year after a fire last June caused the roadway to collapse. …

New York Governor Announces Award of Third Construction Contract for I-81 Viaduct Project in City of Syracuse

SYRACUSE, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the award of the third construction contract for the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project. The project, the largest in New York State Department of Transportation history, will replace an elevated highway in Downtown Syracuse with a Community Grid that will reconnect neighborhoods, improve mobility, …

Monroe Tractor Supports Wisniewski's Transition to Equipment Sales Representative

SYRACUSE, NY — Monroe Tractor's Mark Wisniewski has decided to join Syracuse’s equipment sales team after serving as Branch Manager. His new title will be Equipment Sales Representative.

After serving 10.5 years as Monroe’s Syracuse Branch Manager, Wisniewski's desire to transition to the sales team came with no surprise. …

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Skanska Awarded Contract to Develop Offshore Wind Port at South Brooklyn Marine Terminal

BROOKLYN, NY — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces a contract award worth $861 million to transform the 73-acre South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) into one of the nation’s largest dedicated offshore wind ports. This critical infrastructure project will support Empire Wind, which is currently being developed …

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HNTB Announces Green as New York Transit and Mobility Group Director

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, announces Julie Green, PE has joined the firm as the New York office Transit and Mobility Group Director and a Vice President. Green will oversee New York's transit design, transit systems, and the planning and mobility practices.

“We are …

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Suffolk Hires Mills as Executive Vice President of Business Development

NEW YORK, NY — Suffolk, a real estate and construction enterprise, announces the addition of Chris Mills to its national executive leadership team. Mills joins Suffolk as Executive Vice President, Business Development. The strategic hire enhances the executive team with additional expertise and will help ensure that operational excellence …

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Hilco Redevelopment Partners Commences Vertical Construction at Logistics Campus of The Bellwether District

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hilco Redevelopment Partners (HRP) has commenced installation of the first concrete panels at The Bellwether District, marking a key milestone in vertical construction of the site's expansive development. The first phase of development will include two buildings, totaling approximately 1 million square feet.

Since the project's October …

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JFK Airport Construction Sets Record MWBE Participation with $2.3B in Contracts Awarded

QUEENS, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces a historic milestone in the ongoing transformation of JFK International Airport, where a record $2.3 billion in contracts have been awarded to Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE). This is the largest participation of MWBE firms on any public-private partnership project in New …

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New York City Council Approves HOK-Designed New York City FC Stadium as Part of Willets Point Redevelopment

QUEENS, NY — The New York City Council has officially approved the Willets Point Phase II Redevelopment Plan, which includes a new soccer-specific stadium for New York City Football Club, designed by HOK. The project was approved by a 47-1 vote, marking a significant milestone for the revitalization of …

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WSP Acquires AKF, Expanding its Property and Buildings Practice Across the US Northeast

NEW YORK, NY — WSP Global Inc. (WSP) announces the acquisition of AKF Group LLC (AKF). Headquartered in New York City, AKF is a specialized mechanical, electrical, and plumbing firm that designs complex health care, science and technology, and mission-critical facilities.

AKF's 365 professionals operate throughout the eastern U.S., with …

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Gilbane Building Company Promotes Holt to Division Leader in the Mid-Atlantic

BALTIMORE, MD — Gilbane Building Company announces that Ted Holt has been named Division Leader of its Mid-Atlantic offices. In this role, Holt will oversee Gilbane’s operations across Gilbane’s four Mid-Atlantic offices in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Maryland; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Newark, New Jersey. Paul J. Choquette III will continue to …

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Phelps Construction Group Begins Ellis Island Museum Renovations

BOONTON, NJ — Phelps Construction Group, a full-service construction management firm, has begun the renovations to the National Museum of Immigration on Ellis Island in New York harbor, a project for The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, working in partnership with the National Park Service.

Phelps Construction Group was …

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Gouveia to Lead HDR’s US Northeast Transit Practice

BOSTON, MA — HDR’s Tony Gouveia, PE, has been promoted to serve in a dual role as the firm’s Northeast Transit Leader in addition to continuing to serve as New England Transportation Manager.

“Tony’s proven leadership will benefit both roles and the overall management of transit and transportation …

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Bobcat Announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group

NEW YORK, NY — Bobcat Company announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group. The Bobcat dealerships honored this year are its highest-performing dealers in North America, according to the company’s Dealer Performance Review.

“Every year, our dealer network keeps raising the bar,” said Brady Seavert, Vice President of Construction Sales …

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DBM Global's Banker Steel Tops Out JFK's New Terminal One Headhouse

NEW YORK, NY — DBM Global Inc. marks another construction achievement as its subsidiary Banker Steel Co. LLC placed the final piece of major structural steel on top of JFK International Airport’s New Terminal One Headhouse. The ceremonial piece lifted in place is one of the highest points of the …

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Petretti Joins Schimenti as Director of Estimating to Lead Firmwide Cost & Estimating Strategies

NEW YORK, NY — Richard Petretti has joined Schimenti as Director of Estimating. Bringing over 20 years of experience, Petretti is a leader within New York Metro and national markets on significant projects spanning the retail and commercial sectors across the country.

His local and national expertise aligns with Schimenti's …

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Yaghobi to Lead Vertical Transportation at WSP

NEW YORK, NY — Sean Yaghobi joins WSP as Senior Vice President and Vertical Transportation Department Manager. Based in WSP’s New York office, Yaghobi is responsible for delivering design, construction, and testing commissioning services for elevator and escalator design on WSP projects, such as airport terminals, transit facilities, government buildings, …

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VHB Welcomes Dodds as Northeast Regional Technology Enabled Lead

NEW YORK, NY — VHB welcomes Jason Dodds as the Northeast Regional Technology Enabled Lead. With more than two decades of experience in the construction industry, Dodds brings a deep understanding of the digital delivery process.

In his role, Dodds will leverage his strategic planning experience to identify cutting-edge technologies …

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HNTB Announces Di Zuzio as New Jersey Office Sales Manager

PARSIPPANY, NJ — HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, announces Don Di Zuzio, PMP, has joined the firm as the New Jersey Office Sales Manager and Associate Vice President. Based in HNTB’s Parsippany office, Di Zuzio will drive business development activities in New Jersey and the metropolitan region …

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HNTB Announces Patel will Lead Strategic Projects for New Jersey Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ — HNTB Corporation announces Mahesh Patel, PE, PMP, CPM, has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager and Associate Vice President in its Princeton, New Jersey, office. Patel brings more than 35 years of experience in managing complex highway and bridge projects and will be responsible …

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Gilbane Building Company Welcomes Dishaw as Midwest Division Controller

PITTSBURGH, PA — Gilbane Building Company welcomes Mike Dishaw as Midwest Division Controller, based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In this role, Dishaw orchestrates and oversees the day-to-day functions of the finance and accounting teams in Ohio, Western Pennsylvania, and Michigan. Dishaw partners with local leadership to establish sales/gross profit, overhead, and …

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Monroe Tractor Welcomes Crowley as Equipment Sales Representative in Rochester, New York

ROCHESTER, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Braden Crowley as Equipment Sales Representative for the Rochester, New York, location. With 23 years of experience in construction equipment sales and rental, Crowley joins Monroe Tractor with a wealth of industry knowledge and expertise.

“I’m excited to be part of Monroe Tractor and …

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Perry Joins VHB as New Jersey Managing Director

TRENTON, NJ — Brian Perry, PE, CME, LEED AP, joins VHB as the new Managing Director for New Jersey. With a track record in private land development and municipal engineering, Perry brings value to VHB’s New Jersey operations as he enhances client relationships, project delivery, and strategic pursuits across …

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Turner Awarded Contract to Renovate Michie Stadium

WEST POINT, NY — Turner Construction Company was selected for the renovation of Michie Stadium in West Point, New York. The 38,000-seat stadium, home to the Army Black Knights, will have its east stands reconstructed and modernized.

The new east stands will provide 360-degree sights of the field and the …

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Acrow’s Modular Steel Bridge Minimizes Traffic Disruptions During Major Highway Construction in New Jersey

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces that it has designed and supplied a modular steel bridge to maintain three lanes of traffic during a lengthy construction project on the Garden State Parkway in northern New Jersey. Because the route is so heavily traveled, …

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New York State Motorists Lose $36.7B Each Year Driving on Rough, Congested Roads

ALBANY, NY — Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested, or lack some desirable safety features cost New York motorists a total of $36.7 billion statewide annually — as much as $3,697 per driver in some areas — due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays. Increased …

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Equipment Depot Appoints Schwarz as Regional Vice President of Northeast Region

BOSTON, MA — Equipment Depot, an independently operated material handling and equipment rental source, announces the appointment of Ed Schwarz to Regional Vice President (RVP) of the Northeast Region. Schwarz was hired to lead the Northeast Region as the company continues to focus on its 2025 Vision to reach …

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New York Governor Announces Advancement of Kensington Expressway Project to Reconnect East Buffalo Communities

BUFFALO, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces a major milestone in the Kensington Expressway Project, which will reconnect neighborhoods within East Buffalo that have been divided for generations, while providing green space and a new vibrancy to the community. The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has issued a “Finding of No …

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Skanska Starts Work to Renovate MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — In preparation for FIFA World Cup 2026, Skanska has initiated work on a project to renovate the lower bowl of MetLife Stadium. The stadium and seating modifications will enlarge the playing field to meet the necessary FIFA size requirements, enabling the stadium to host eight games …

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Magni America's Sustainably-Focused New Headquarters Nears Completion

KENILWORTH, NJ — Magni America LLC, a subsidy of Magni Telescopic Handlers SRL, announces that construction is nearing completion on its new American headquarters located in Kenilworth, New Jersey, with a focus on sustainability and environmental responsibility. Drawing inspiration from its parent company in Italy, Magni America is …

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Skanska’s Almeraris Awarded Highest Construction Honor for Lifetime Achievement

NEW YORK, NY — A Skanska construction veteran has received the highest honors in civil construction for dedication and expertise in construction. Gary Almeraris, Vice President of Operations for Skanska’s East Coast civil operations, was awarded The Moles 2024 Outstanding Achievement Award.

“It is an honor to celebrate the …

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Jackson Joins Gilbane Building Company's New York Division as Director of Safety

NEW YORK, NY — Gilbane Building Company announces Omar A. Jackson as Director of Safety for its New York operations. Jackson brings over 20 years of experience in environmental, health, and safety, spanning various industries, including major transportation systems, construction, manufacturing, and pharmaceuticals. He has created company safety cultures and …

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HNTB’s Sweeney and Gazzo Honored with WTS Greater New York Awards

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB’s Michael Sweeney, PE, Eastern Region President, and Desiree Gazzo, RLA, ENV SP, Strategic Communications and Engagement Section Manager and Landscape Architect, have received the WTS - Greater New York (WTS-GNY) 2024 Honorable Ray LaHood Award and Member of the Year Award, respectively. …

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Vollers, Inc. Announces Transition in Leadership, Vollers to Retire as CEO

NORTH BRANCH, NJ — Vollers, Inc. (VOLLERS), a civil construction company, announces a transition in leadership as Tom Vollers, the current CEO, will step down from his role effective July 1, 2024. The Board of Directors has unanimously elected Brendan Murray to succeed Tom as Chief Executive Officer.

Tom, …

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LCR Activates Solar Partnership with Woman-Owned Brooks Construction

ENFIELD, CT — Louth Callan Renewables (LCR) launches a long-term partnership with Brooks Construction, a Connecticut-based civil contractor in the renewable energy industry, to perform the civil construction activities for 45 MWs of new solar projects in Maine, Maryland, Delaware, and New York. For every project that LCR grants …

AECOM Partners with Key Clients to Deliver the Next Generation of Major US Rail Projects

HARTFORD, CT — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces that numerous projects the company is delivering for major U.S. transportation clients have secured funding from the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program. The program will provide approximately $16.4 billion in total funding for critical rail infrastructure along …

MPA Delivery Partners Selected for Hudson Tunnel Project

NEW YORK, NY — Arcadis, a global design and consultancy organization for natural and built assets, as part of the joint venture Mace-Parsons-Arcadis (MPA Delivery Partners), announces that the team has been selected by the Gateway Development Commission (GDC) as the delivery partner for the $16 …

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New Buffalo Bills Football Stadium Project Hits Major Milestone

BUFFALO, NY — Gilbane-Turner, the joint venture managing construction of the Buffalo Bills’ new stadium joined Governor Kathy Hochul, Buffalo Bills Owner Terry Pegula, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz, and other local officials to announce that structural steel will begin going up on the stadium. The new …

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Swinerton Elects Haj as New Chief Operations Officer

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

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Mecalac Adds All Island Equipment to Expanding Dealer Network

NEW YORK, NY — Mecalac, a global designer, manufacturer, and distributor of compact construction equipment for urban environments, welcomes All Island Equipment to its growing network. The new dealer solidifies Mecalac’s presence in the Northeast. With this appointment, Mecalac’s dealer network now covers over 30 states across the continental …

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Skanska Reconstructs Waterfront Park in New York City for $135M

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska has signed a contract with the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) to reconstruct a waterfront park and pier in Staten Island, New York. The contract is worth $135 million, which will be included in U.S. order bookings for the fourth quarter of 2023. …

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Turner, Promethean Builders Top Out Redevelopment of One Times Square

NEW YORK, NY — Turner Construction Company and Joint Venture Partner Promethean Builders marked the topping out of the transformation of One Times Square in New York City. Local officials and crews attended the celebration, alongside building owner Jamestown, to commemorate the occasion.

One Times Square is a historic, 26-story …

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South Battery Park City Resiliency Project Achieves 13th WEDG Verification in the Nation

NEW YORK, NY — The Waterfront Alliance announces that the South Battery Park City Resiliency Project has become the 13th project nationally to achieve WEDG (Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines) Verification. The gold standard for waterfront design, WEDG is a national rating system and set of guidelines for resilient, ecological, and …

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LF Driscoll Strengthens Leadership Team with Executive Promotions and New Hire

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Philadelphia-based construction management firm LF Driscoll has promoted several professionals and added a key leader, further strengthening the expertise and leadership across the company.

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An integral part of LF Driscoll for 18 years, Michael Dikon, LEED AP BD+C, has been named Vice President. Dikon has …
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Skanska Awarded $113M Contract to Construct LaGuardia Airport’s Jet Fuel Transmission Systems

QUEENS, NY — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it has been awarded a contract by LGAFUEL LLC to carry out the $113 million construction of LaGuardia Airport’s fuel transmission systems in Queens, New York. The project will greatly improve the airport’s fuel network, creating a streamlined …

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New Jersey Governor Announces O’Connor to Serve as Commissioner of the Department of Transportation

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announces his intention to nominate Francis (Fran) K. O’Connor as Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT). O’Connor’s nomination follows the transition of current NJDOT Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti to her new role as Murphy’s Chief of Staff.

“With more than four decades …

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

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

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Revitalizing America's Underground: A Surge in Tunnel Construction for Infrastructure Renewal

Aging tunnels in America, coupled with the country’s continued growth, have created an extremely high demand for attention. The imminent repair and replacement will result in significant growth in the tunnel construction market in North America over the next several years.

Thousands of tunnels are in dire need of attention …

AECOM Joint Venture to Support Delivery of Kensico - Eastview Connection Project

EASTVIEW, NY — AECOM announces that the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP) has selected an AECOM joint venture to provide inspection services for the Kensico - Eastview Connection project. In this role, the joint venture will oversee the delivery of the Kensico Third Conveyance Tunnel, which will …

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Rand to Lead Consigli Operations in New York’s Capital Region

ALBANY, NY — Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announces the promotion of Jennifer Rand to Director of Operations for New York’s Capital Region. In her new role, Rand will oversee business development, strategic growth, and lead the day-to-day operations for the firm’s Albany office.

Rand has nearly two decades of industry …

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CRB Relocates its Philadelphia Operations to Central 'Cellicon Valley'

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — CRB, a global provider of engineering, architecture, construction, and consulting solutions to the life sciences and food and beverage industries, has moved its Philadelphia-area operations to the new Seven Tower Bridge building in Conshohocken. The 26,670-square-foot office accommodates a diverse group of more than 150 employees …

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JCB Dealer Earthborne, Inc. Expands into Delaware

FELTON, DE — Earthborne, Inc. and owner Doug Taylor were announced by JCB North America as the new equipment dealer for Delaware, after the acquisition of Chesapeake Supply and Equipment. This 10,000-square-foot dealership sits on 5 acres and is located in Felton, Delaware.

“We’re excited to expand our territory …

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Cleveland Brothers Joins Magni's Dealer Network, Expanding Access to Telehandlers in Sections of Pennsylvania and West Virginia

HARRISBURG, PA — Magni Telescopic Handlers announces its alliance with Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc., an authorized Caterpillar dealer and provider of heavy construction equipment in the Mid-Atlantic region. Cleveland Brothers is now an authorized dealer for Magni's complete line of telehandlers, including the RTH, HTH, and TH models, …

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Jamaica Station Improvement Project Awarded Engineering Excellence in Transportation

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB has received the 2024 American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC New York) Platinum Award - Transportation for the Jamaica Capacity Improvements (JCI) program, Phase 1 - Platform F. Each year, more than 50 member firms submit projects to be considered for ACEC …

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Skanska Completes First Phase of East Midtown Waterfront Esplanade and East River Greenway Project in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces the completion of the first phase of the East Midtown Waterfront Esplanade and East River Greenway development along FDR Drive in Manhattan. The project, awarded to Skanska by New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) in 2019, …

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Turner Construction Company Moves Toward Completion of THE PENN DISTRICT in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — Turner Construction Company is playing a major role in the ongoing transformation of THE PENN DISTRICT in New York City. Turner is working with Vornado Realty Trust to convert two skyscrapers, PENN 1 and PENN 2, into modern towers with new amenities. As work is completed …

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Turner Begins Work on $260M Weill Cornell Medicine Student Residence

NEW YORK, NY — Turner Construction Company recently began construction on a residence building for Weill Cornell Medicine’s medical and graduate students in New York City. When completed, the project will nearly double the institution’s student residential living space.

The 16-story residence building will provide 272 beds for medical and …

Billions Committed to Grow the Economy, Create Jobs, and Enhance Shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System

DETROIT, MI — The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation (GLS) announces the release of an independent survey of public and private infrastructure investments to enhance marine shipping on the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway System. These investments sustain 241,286 U.S. and Canadian jobs and help contribute to the …

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HNTB Names Bua Northeast Division President

BOSTON, MA — HNTB Corporation, an infrastructure solutions firm, names Gary Bua, PE President of the firm’s Northeast Division. With more than 30 years of experience, Bua will oversee industry-leading projects and offices in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Vermont. Bua has …

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Buongiorno Promoted to Vice President Modular Division, Axis Construction Corporation

HAUPPAUGE, NY — Axis Construction Corporation, a conventional and off-site modular commercial construction company in the Northeast, announces the promotion of John Buongiorno to Vice President Modular Division.

“John has been a key player at Axis for 25 years, growing our portfolio of modular projects and clients in the …

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E.E. Cruz to Deliver $251M Hudson River Resiliency Project

HOBOKEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Property Management and Construction has awarded Flatiron’s affiliated company E.E. Cruz $251 million of resiliency work as part of the Rebuild by Design - Hudson River Project, overseen by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection.

“We are excited for this …

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Industry Experts Come Together for the 18th Annual State of the Construction Industry Event

NEW YORK, NY — Accounting, tax, and advisory firm, Anchin, recently held its 18th annual State of the Construction Industry breakfast reception and event at Club 101 on Park Avenue. The event was also sponsored by New York Building Congress (NYBC), the American Council of Engineering Companies of New …

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Banker Steel, NYC Constructors Celebrate Topping Out at the New JPMorgan Chase Headquarters

NEW YORK, NY — DBM Global Inc. celebrates a milestone of its subsidiaries Banker Steel Co. LLC and NYC Constructors LLC (NYCC) in erecting the last piece of major structural steel atop 270 Park Avenue in New York City. The topping out ceremony celebrated the completion of the steel framework …

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Gilbane Development Company Welcomes New Director of Risk Management

NEW YORK, NY — Gilbane Development Company announces that Carolyn Farino has joined the company as the Director of Risk Management.

Farino has over 20 years of experience in the industry, specializing in project risk solutions and strategic advice. She will be responsible for developing, directing, and administering the overall …

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Turner Adds to Bioscience Research Portfolio with Opening of One uCity Square

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Turner Construction Company, Wexford Science & Technology, LLC, Ventas, Inc., and the University City Science Center celebrated the opening of One uCity Square in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One uCity Square is a 13-story natural light-filled lab and office building with ground floor retail and convening space. The …

HDR Selected to Provide Program Management for MTA Station Capital Program

NEW YORK, NY — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York has selected an HDR-led team to support the procurement of a six-package program to make 24 subway stations accessible per the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The team will conduct site and technical investigations, finalize selection of optimal design …

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USACE, ECHDC Celebrate First Phase of Construction on Buffalo Outer Harbor Wetland

BUFFALO, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District and Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) celebrate completion of the 2023 construction season’s work on a new wetland ecosystem being built in Buffalo’s Outer Harbor.

USACE and its contractor, Michigan-based Ryba Marine Construction Co., placed bedding …

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Cox Joins HNTB’s New Jersey Office as Group Director

CHERRY HILL, NJ — Donnett Cox joins HNTB’s New Jersey office as Group Director of Construction Services. Cox transferred from HNTB’s New York office, where she held an eight-and-a-half-year tenure, most recently serving as Senior Project Manager.

“I am delighted to welcome Donnett to HNTB’s New Jersey office,” said …

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Steel Erectors, Crane Service Companies Take Top Place in 3D Lift Plan of the Year Competition

CHICAGO, IL — A1A Software LLC announces the winners of its Lift Plan of the Year contest, which include a structural steel erector based in Illinois, a crane and rigging service company in Pennsylvania, and Texas contractor offering both structural steel erection and crane services.

Steven Beemsterboer, a Project …

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Turner Receives Awards of Excellence from CTBUH for The Spiral in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — Turner Construction Company was recognized by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) with an Award of Excellence for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and for its work on The Spiral in New York City. The Spiral, which serves as Turner’s headquarters, was recipient of …

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CASE Construction Equipment Announces Addition to its North America Dealer Network

PITTSBURGH, PA — CASE Construction Equipment welcomes a new dealer to its North America network — CASE Power & Equipment of Pennsylvania. Part of the Alta Equipment Group, CASE Power & Equipment of Pennsylvania will initially service the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area through two strategically planned locations in Cranberry …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Preliminary Design for Estimated $100M Urban Highway Removal Project in Rochester, New York

ROCHESTER, NY — Stantec was selected by the City of Rochester, New York, to lead preliminary design for the Inner Loop North Transformation Project. The estimated $100 million project is one of many underway across the country aimed at reconnecting communities divided by the construction of highways in the mid-20th …

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Barton Malow, AECOM Hunt, Alexander Selected to Renovate Beaver Stadium

UNIVERSITY PARK, PA — Penn State has named a tri-venture of national construction firms to serve as construction management (CM) for the recently announced renovations to the Beaver Stadium. Barton Malow, AECOM Hunt, and Alexander Building Construction Co. will lead construction on the project, which will include directing …

New York Governor Announces more than $483M in BRIDGE NY Funding to Rehabilitate and Replace Local Bridges and Culverts

ALBANY, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that $483 million in assistance to rehabilitate and replace bridges and culverts will soon be available to local governments across New York in the latest installment of the state's BRIDGE NY initiative. The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) will work through …

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

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

McClure Company Announces New Leadership Team

HARRISBURG, PA — McClure Company, one of Pennsylvania's largest mechanical contracting and energy services firms, announces that Shayne Homan, P.E., is promoted to President and CEO effective January 1, 2024. Homan has led the Energy Services division of the company for the past 10 years to unprecedented growth. …

Federal Railroad Administration Invests $16B in America’s Busiest Corridor

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announces it has awarded $16.4 billion for 25 passenger rail projects along the Northeast Corridor (NEC), a railroad line running between Boston and Washington, D.C. This particular line is one of the highest volume passenger rail corridors …

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New Jersey Governor, Newark Mayor Break Ground on Mulberry Commons Pedestrian Bridge

NEWARK, NJ — Gilbane recently joined Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Governor Phil Murphy, Senate Majority Leader M. Teresa Ruiz, Newark Municipal Council Members, and other dignitaries to break ground on the Mulberry Commons Pedestrian Bridge, which will link Mulberry Commons Park with Newark Penn Station. The ceremony took place in …

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Goodman Joins HNTB as National Transit and Rail Practice Consultant

NEW YORK, NY — Stephen Goodman, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as National Transit and Rail Practice Consultant and Vice President. In this role, Goodman provides strategic guidance for transportation clients, sharing his decades of experience and knowledge overseeing some of the largest and most complex transportation projects in the …

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WSP’s McNamara Assumes Northeast District Leader Position

NEW YORK, NY — WSP announces that Ian McNamara, who most recently spearheaded East region strategy and development across all sectors, was promoted to Northeast District Leader.

McNamara is a Senior Vice President who joined WSP as Director of Strategic Initiatives in 2020 and most recently served as the …

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Perkins&Will Opens Studio in Philadelphia, Grows its Northeastern US Practice

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Architecture and design firm Perkins&Will has opened a studio in Philadelphia. A strategic addition to the firm’s global network, the new studio will enhance Perkins&Will’s regional practice in the Northeastern U.S. and extend its integrated design services to clients in Philadelphia and the surrounding region, including western …

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Turner, Pike Construction Services Embark on $650M Expansion Project at Strong Memorial Hospital

ROCHESTER, NY — Turner Construction Company and Pike Construction Services have begun work on a $650 million expansion of the University of Rochester Medical Center's Strong Memorial Hospital. Hammes Company, LLC serves as the University of Rochester Medical Center's representative, and Ballinger is the architect.

The Strong Expansion Project will …

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Environmental Milestone Achieved with Startup of World’s First Low Content Evaporator

SYRACUSE, NY — Earlier this year the Syracuse Regional Airport Authority (SRAA) in partnership with Aeromag, which selected Burns & McDonnell to provide design-build services, broke ground on a new glycol recycling facility at Syracuse Hancock International Airport (SYR). A significant project milestone was recently met when Aeromag, the owner …

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Turner to Build Westchester Medical Center Patient Care Tower

VALHALLA, NY — Turner Construction Company has secured a contract to build a $186 million Patient Care Tower on Westchester Medical Center’s Valhalla, New York campus.

Construction is set to begin at the end of 2023 and will result in the addition of 96 hospital beds to serve patients needing …

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AECOM Joint Venture Awarded Contract with US Army Corps of Engineers to Improve Water Infrastructure Resiliency

CINCINNATI, OH — A joint venture between AECOM and Black & Veatch (AECOM-B&V Lakes and Rivers JV) has been selected by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to provide architectural and engineering services for infrastructure projects for the 17 states within the Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, and …

Stantec Selected by RWE and National Grid Ventures to Serve as Primary Environmental Consultant for Community Offshore Wind

NEW YORK, NY — Stantec has been selected by RWE and National Grid Ventures to serve as the primary environmental consultant for the Community Offshore Wind Project.

Located off the coast of New York and New Jersey, Community Offshore Wind’s lease area is critical to bringing clean, renewable energy to …

Michael Baker International Selected as Program Manager for Pennsylvania Safety Transportation and Research Track

PITTSBURGH, PA — Michael Baker International announces that the firm has been selected as the program manager for the Pennsylvania Safety Transportation and Research Track (PennSTART) by the Regional Industrial Development Corporation (RIDC). PennSTART will be a comprehensive test track and research facility for traffic incident management training and for …

New Details Revealed on Design and Construction of University of Pittsburgh's BioForge Facility

PITTSBURGH, PA — The University of Pittsburgh, in collaboration with Massachusetts-based ElevateBio, is launching a $250 million biomanufacturing center. This initiative aims to develop advanced cell and gene therapies while rejuvenating the region’s life sciences industry. ElevateBio, the anchor tenant, will use equipment and technologies in the facility to research …

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SAKAI Welcomes Hopkins as New Regional Sales Manager for Northeast Dealer Network

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — SAKAI America, Inc. announces recent changes to the Sales and Marketing team. TJ Hopkins joins the organization as the Regional Sales Manager for the northeast U.S. and Canada from Ontario eastward. He will be based out of this territory, which covers the U.S. states of New York, …

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Turner Construction Company to Expand and Modernize Albany International Airport

ALBANY, NY — Albany International Airport held a groundbreaking ceremony with Turner Construction Company to mark the launch of a project to expand the terminal's capacity and enhance the traveler experience. The project also includes the expertise of CHA, contributing engineering services, and Gensler, the project architect.

This …

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Monroe Tractor Welcomes Blanchard as Parts Manager for Albany, New York

ALBANY, NY — Monroe Tractor hires Don Blanchard as the Parts Manager for its Albany branch. Blanchard brings over 30 years of experience in the power sports industry, working as a Service Technician, managing a parts department, and working in sales and in a management position. When the Parts Manager …

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Monroe Tractor Announces Goldbach as Service Manager in Buffalo, New York

BUFFALO, NY — Monroe Tractor hires Brian Goldbach as Service Manager for its Buffalo, New York location. Growing up in and around the construction equipment business, Goldbach has provided OEM dealership support for many years, servicing brands such as Komatsu, John Deere, and others.

“With years of industry …

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Former Conrail President and COO Tierney Joins HNTB as Senior Project Director and Rail Industry Technical Advisor

CHERRY HILL, NJ — Tim Tierney, P.E., who previously served as President and Chief Operating Officer for Conrail, joins HNTB as a Senior Project Director and Rail Industry Technical Advisor. In this role, Tierney will leverage his experience in the rail and freight logistics industry to advise clients on …

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JESCO Becomes the Exclusive Stocking Dealer for Magni America in Select New York Counties

DEER PARK, NY — Magni America announces that JESCO has joined its dealer network. JESCO, a construction equipment solutions company, will now serve as a full-service dealer for Magni Telescopic Handlers in the following New York counties: Nassau, Orange, Rockland, Putnam, Suffolk, and Westchester. With locations in Deer Park and …

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Lowdermilk Joins HNTB as Senior Project Director in Pennsylvania

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — David Lowdermilk, PE, joins HNTB as a Senior Project Director and Associate Vice President in HNTB’s Pennsylvania office, where he will also serve as Office Sales Manager. Lowdermilk will be responsible for helping the firm’s clients in Pennsylvania deliver their largest and most challenging …

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

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

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

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New York Governor Announces Completion of Phase Two of the $1.7B Hunts Point Access Improvement Project

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces a major milestone in the state's $1.7 billion Hunts Point Access Improvement Project. Phase Two of the project, which rehabilitated key sections of the Bruckner Expressway and Bruckner Boulevard to create a more direct route to the Hunts Point Market, will be …

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SUNY Upstate University Hospital Nappi Wellness Institute, Designed by Stantec, Opens to Offer Holistic Services

NEW YORK, NY — The State University of New York (SUNY) recently opened its Upstate University Hospital Nappi Wellness Institute, a new 200,000-square-foot outpatient facility. Stantec designed the health care space that combines family medicine, pediatric care, behavioral health, and other specialty clinics under one roof.

Embracing a new model …

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Foley, Inc. Joins Magni Telescopic Handlers' Dealer Network in New Jersey, Delaware, and Eastern Pennsylvania

ROSELLE, NJ — Magni Telescopic Handlers announces its partnership with Foley, Inc., an equipment provider headquartered in Piscataway, New Jersey. As part of this collaboration, Foley, Inc. will now offer Magni's comprehensive range of telehandlers, including the RTH, TH, and HTH models, through their Foley Rents stores in New …

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New Jersey Governor Announces FHWA Approval of $425M in Additional Federal Fiscal Year Funding for NJDOT and NJ TRANSIT Projects

LONG BRANCH, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announces that the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has awarded an additional $425 million in federal transportation dollars to the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) for transportation projects. This is the highest amount New Jersey has ever received, and the fourth-highest award nationwide, …

New York Governor Announces Major Construction Complete on $121M Project to Reconstruct Section of Major Deegan Expressway in the Bronx

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that major construction is complete on a $121 million project that reconstructed the Major Deegan Expressway (I-87) in both directions between West 161st Street and the Alexander Hamilton Bridge. This significant construction project will improve traffic flow, enhance safety, and encourage economic …

Flatiron’s E.E. Cruz to Deliver Bronx River Parkway Bridge Replacement

NEW YORK, NY — The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) has selected Flatiron’s E.E. Cruz subsidiary for the $137.7 million best-value bid-build project to replace the Bronx River Parkway Bridge. The complex infrastructure project will require ongoing collaboration with Amtrak, CSX, MTA, and the current Penn Station …

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Skanska Awarded $70M Contract from Lehigh University to Redevelop Historic Clayton University Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

BETHLEHEM, PA — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it has been awarded a $70M contract by Lehigh University to comprehensively redevelop its historic Clayton University Center located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.

“We’re proud to partner with Lehigh University and to be playing an integral role within the …

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Takeuchi Expands Dealer Network with Three Additional Anderson Equipment Locations

BRIDGEVILLE, PA — Takeuchi’s dealer network continues to grow with the addition of Anderson Equipment branches in Bridgeville and Somerset, Pennsylvania, and Bridgeport, West Virginia. Anderson Equipment already carries Takeuchi’s compact excavators, track loaders, and wheel loaders at 12 of its locations across West Virginia, New Hampshire, New York, …

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Takeuchi Adds Butler Equipment to North American Dealer Network

KNOX, PA — Butler Equipment is the latest addition to Takeuchi’s growing dealer network following its acquisition of the Takeuchi business previously held by Terry W. Kahle in Knox, Pennsylvania. Two additional Butler Equipment locations in Harmony and New Castle, Pennsylvania, will also serve both new and existing customers …

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Hyundai Adds Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts as Dealer for South-Central Pennsylvania

LEBANON, PA — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the addition of Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts, Inc., of Lebanon, Pennsylvania, to its North American dealer network.

Heavy Equipment, Loaders & Parts’ Hyundai-exclusive territory encompasses a large section of south-central Pennsylvania extending from east of Harrisburg westward through …

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Henderson Companies Appoints Bennett as New Business Sector Executive

NEW YORK, NY — Henderson Companies announces the appointment of 22-year industry veteran Andrew Bennett as Business Sector Executive for Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions. In his new role, Bennett will oversee operations for five practices: core and shell, mission critical, mixed use, warehouse, and workplace.

Bennett has …

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Skanska Promotes Szatkowski to General Manager of New York Building Operations

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska announces the promotion of Sean Szatkowski to General Manager of Skanska USA Building’s New York operations. Elevating from his previous role as Senior Vice President, Account Manager in the region, Szatkowski will be responsible for overseeing the firm’s business operations in New York, while simultaneously …

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Scarpone Joins Schimenti as Director, Business Development to Support Strategic Growth Plan over the Next Five Years

NEW YORK, NY — With over 35 years of experience, Jim Scarpone has developed long-term collaborative partnerships across the construction industry in the retail, commercial, and hospitality sectors. Playing an integral role in supporting Schimenti's future growth plans, Scarpone will focus on fostering client relationships and new strategic business …

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Gilbane, Lake|Flato, KSS Architects, and Penn Engineering Celebrate the Topping Off of Philadelphia’s First Six-Story Mass Timber Project

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Gilbane Building Company, Lake|Flato Architects, Inc., KSS Architects, and the University of Pennsylvania (Penn) School of Engineering and Applied Science celebrated the topping out of Amy Gutmann Hall, which will be the first six-story mass timber building in Philadelphia. The ceremony marked the completion …

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Pennsylvania Governor Signs Executive Order Creating New, First-in-the-Nation Workforce Training Program to Take Advantage of Historic Federal Infrastructure Funding

PITTSBURGH, PA — Governor Josh Shapiro recently signed an executive order creating the Commonwealth Workforce Transformation Program (CWTP), a first-in-the-nation job training program that provides workforce development grants to ensure companies, contractors, unions, and others who are working to build Pennsylvania’s infrastructure have the skilled workforce they need.

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New York Governor Joins Federal, State, and Local Officials to Break Ground on I-81 Viaduct Project in Syracuse

SYRACUSE, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul recently joined federal, state, and local officials to officially break ground on the Interstate 81 Viaduct Project in Syracuse, formally launching one of the largest and most ambitious construction projects ever undertaken by New York State, in partnership with the federal government. Overseen by …

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$129M in Funding is Released to Support Rural Health Care Projects

A new round of health care funding allocations was recently announced. This new funding will support approximately 170 rural health care projects waiting to be launched nationwide. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) administers several types of rural programs, and the agency announces new funding (totaling $129 million) in Emergency …

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

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

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $8.8M in Grants to Accelerate Innovation in Highway Projects as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

WASHINGTON, DC — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) announces $8.8 million in grants for 10 projects in eight states and the District of Columbia to encourage the use of tools that can improve safety on bridges and in work zones. The grants, which can …

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Stantec Wins National Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism

ALBANY, NY — Stantec's Albany Skyway project recently received a CNU Charter Award in the Neighborhood, District, and Corridor category from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). CNU’s annual awards recognize outstanding achievements in architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and planning. Selections were made based on New Urbanism …

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Gilbane Building Company Joins Buffalo AKG Art Museum for Celebratory Ribbon-Cutting

BUFFALO, NY — Gilbane Building Company joined the Buffalo AKG Art Museum (formerly the Albright-Knox Art Gallery) for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the start of the museum’s summer opening season. The event marked the first opportunity for the public to visit the museum’s renewed and vastly expanded campus designed …

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

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

Hyundai has hired …

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Batula Joins HDR as Principal Program Manager

HARRISBURG, PA — Melissa Batula, P.E., joins HDR as a Principal Program Manager. Based in HDR’s Harrisburg-area office, Batula will help lead major highway and transportation programs in the Pennsylvania area and beyond, applying her more than three decades of infrastructure design and engineering experience.

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ASTM North America Unveils Plan for New Penn Station

NEW YORK, NY — ASTM North America unveils its comprehensive vision for a new Penn Station that can be delivered to New Yorkers faster and at a lower cost than previous proposals with reduced risk to taxpayers and the community.

The $6 billion project would fully revitalize the Penn Station …

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Karatas Joins HNTB as Senior Technical Advisor - Geotechnical/Tunnels

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB announces that Ismail Karatas, Ph.D., P.E., has joined its national tunnel practice as Senior Technical Advisor – Geotechnical/Tunnels. In this new role, Karatas will be serving as a principal geotechnical engineer and technical resource.

Karatas is based in HNTB’s New York office in the …

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Changes Announced to Skanska USA Building’s Senior Executive Teams

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces leadership shifts within its USA Building senior executive team. Kerim Evin and Anita Nelson will apply their extensive industry expertise to new Regional Executive Officer (REO) leadership roles. Skanska also announces Bryant Farland has stepped down from …

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Skanska Completes $414M Renovation of Pennsylvania Station Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Concourse in New York, New York

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces the completion of the $414 million renovation of Pennsylvania Station’s Long Island Railroad (LIRR) Concourse. The project, awarded to Skanska by Penn District Station Developer LLC in 2020, aimed to modernize and widen LIRR’s 33rd Street train …

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HNTB Names Colello as Pennsylvania Office Leader

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Jeremy Colello, PE, has been named Pennsylvania Office Leader for HNTB Corporation. Based in Philadelphia, Colello will lead more than 200 multidisciplinary professionals across Pennsylvania as they serve a wide range of clients with their infrastructure improvement and expansion projects. Prior to this position, Colello …

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Skanska, Halmar Awarded $1.24B to Reconstruct JFK’s Central Terminal Roadways and Ground Transportation Center

QUEENS, NY — Skanska, a global construction and development firm, and joint venture partner, Halmar International, LLC, announces it has been awarded a contract by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PANYNJ) to carry out the $1.24 billion design and reconstruction of John F. Kennedy …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Progress on Hudson River Tunnel Project

NEWARK, NJ — The Biden-Harris Administration is taking a critical step forward on one of the largest infrastructure projects in American history: the revitalization and expansion of the Northeast Rail Corridor, specifically the Hudson River Tunnel (HRT) project between New York and New Jersey. Thanks to the President’s Bipartisan Infrastructure …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $150M Grant for Bus Rapid Transit in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $149.9 million construction grant award to Pittsburgh Regional Transit for the new Downtown-Uptown-Oakland bus rapid transit (BRT) line. Funded by the President's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, the Downtown-Uptown-Oakland BRT project will provide fast, convenient transit for …

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Gilbane | Turner Join for New Buffalo Bills Stadium Groundbreaking Ceremony

BUFFALO, NY — The joint venture of Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company announces that a groundbreaking ceremony was held for the new home of the Buffalo Bills. The stadium, to be named Highmark Stadium, will be the largest project ever built in Western New York. It is scheduled …

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PA Turnpike Celebrates Construction of Next Mon/Fayette Expressway Phase

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) and elected officials recently broke ground, signifying construction is underway for the Mon/Fayette Expressway PA Route 51 to I-376 Project’s southern section. Decades ago, Pennsylvania state legislators entrusted the PTC with building the Mon/Fayette Expressway (PA Turnpike 43), and in 1988 the …

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Renderings Revealed of NYCFC’s New Stadium and Residential Neighborhood in Willets Point

NEW YORK, NY — Related, Sterling Equities, and New York City Football Club (NYCFC) met with Community Board 7 to unveil a new set of renderings at their quarterly meeting that outline early proposed visualizations for the Willets Point Revitalization Plan. The project is set to deliver the …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates New NYC Office with Partner Celebration

NEW YORK, NY — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, marked two decades of calling New York home by unveiling a new office during a partner appreciation event. The firm welcomed partners and industry leaders across the local real estate and design industry to celebrate the …

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Skanska Promotes Patarozzi to Vice President, Account Manager

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska announces the promotion of Daniel Patarozzi to Vice President, Account Manager of Skanska USA Building for its Metro operations in New York and New Jersey.

Elevating from his previous role as Vice President, Project Executive of Skanska USA Building, Patarozzi will be responsible for managing …

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VHB Welcomes McSweeney as Bridge Structures Lead in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — VHB welcomes John McSweeney, PE, as Bridge Structures Lead in the New York City office. In this role, McSweeney will steward VHB’s growing team of structural engineers in New York City as the office continues strengthening and expanding its transportation market and services throughout the …

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HNTB Welcomes Starace as Vice President, Project Director

PARSIPPANY, NJ — James Starace, PE, joins HNTB as Vice President and Project Director. Based in Newark, New Jersey, Starace will focus on helping the firm’s clients in New Jersey deliver their largest and most challenging transportation projects.

“Jim is a noted leader in our region and throughout the …

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Governor Shapiro, Pennsylvania DOT, Local and Federal Partners Announce I-95 Reconstruction Plan to Safely and Quickly Reopen Roadway

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Governor Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Secretary of Transportation Mike Carroll, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, U.S. Department of Transportation Under Secretary for Policy Carlos Monje, Ryan Boyer from the Philadelphia Building Trades Council, and contractors recently announced that the demolition of the damaged section of I-95 is …

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Gilbane Building Company, Massaro Construction Group Break Ground at the University of Pittsburgh’s Arena and Sports Performance Complex

PITTSBURGH, PA — The joint venture team of Gilbane Building Company and Massaro Construction Group (Gilbane | Massaro) recently joined the University of Pittsburgh and HNTB to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new $240 million arena and sports performance complex (ASPC) at Pitt as part of the Victory Heights master …

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VIP Structures Announces the Promotion of Stevens as its New President of Construction

SYRACUSE, NY — VIP Structures, an integrated design-build firm, announces the promotion of Christine Stevens to President of Construction. In this role, Stevens spearheads strategic growth initiatives; implements methods for design-build and design-bid-build project delivery; and prioritizes quality, value, and the client experience throughout each project.

"Christine's unwavering dedication …

New Jersey DOT Announces Grand Opening of Transportation Training Facility in Bordentown

BORDENTOWN, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces the opening of a transportation training facility in Bordentown, Burlington County.

The facility previously served as the New Jersey National Guard Bordentown Combined Support Maintenance Shop. NJDOT acquired the property from the New Jersey Department of Military …

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New York Thruway System's $1.2B Funding Backlog, Increasing Debt Payments Projected to Lead to Deteriorated Pavement & Bridge Conditions

ALBANY, NY — Since it opened 68 years ago, New York’s 570-mile Thruway System has functioned as the Empire State’s Main Street, connecting the state’s largest urban areas and providing a vital link from New York to the rest of the nation and beyond. But as vehicle travel returns to …

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

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

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

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Delaware DOT Breaks Ground on I-95/896 Interchange Improvements Project

NEWARK, DE — Governor John Carney, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Representative Lisa Blunt Rochester, and state and local officials from Newark joined Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski for a groundbreaking event to mark the start of the Delaware Department of Transportation's I-95/896 interchange improvements project.

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Consigli Construction Celebrates Topping Out at 4650 Broadway, New Mixed-Use Property in Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY — Arden Group, a U.S. middle-market real estate fund manager, announces the topping out of 4650 Broadway, the new mixed-use building located in an Opportunity Zone within the Inwood section of Manhattan.

Arden, along with Consigli Construction Co, Inc. (Consigli), who served as General Contractor on …

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Chicas Joins HNTB’s National Aviation Architecture Practice

NEW YORK, NY — Robert Chicas, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, joins HNTB’s national architecture practice as Vice President, Principal Project Director. Based in New York, he will be responsible for leading major aviation architecture projects across the country.

“Robert is a talented aviation architect who builds strong collaborative …

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VHB Welcomes Lefebvre as Northeast Transportation Market Leader

NEW YORK, NY — VHB welcomes Stéphane Lefebvre, PE, ENV SP, as Northeast Transportation Market Leader. In this role, Lefebvre will oversee the region’s strategic growth for the transportation market in both the public and private sectors while promoting VHB’s integrated approach to deliver complex, multidiscipline projects across all …

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Breakthrough Properties Commences Construction on Life Sciences Development in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Breakthrough Properties, a global developer of life sciences real estate backed by a joint venture of Tishman Speyer and Bellco Capital, announces it has closed financing and commenced construction on a life science building in the heart of Philadelphia's Center City District.

Breakthrough worked with …

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Gilbane Building Company Names Jimenez National Life Sciences Center of Excellence Leader

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Gilbane Building Company, a privately held and family-owned construction management firm, announces the promotion of Jose Jimenez as the National Leader of Gilbane’s Life Sciences Center of Excellence. In this role, Jimenez will lead a cross-functional group of top professionals in the life sciences sector to …

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UPMC Mercy Opens Vision and Rehabilitation Facility

PITTSBURGH, PA — UPMC Mercy Pavilion recently received its first patients, ushering in a new era of advanced vision care and healing. The 10-story, 410,000-square-foot building in central Pittsburgh is home to the UPMC Vision Institute and UPMC Rehabilitation Institute.

HOK served as the lead designer for the patient-focused facility, …

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BOMAG Americas Signs Finke Equipment as New Full-Line Equipment Dealer to Cover Vermont and Albany, New York

SELKIRK, NY — BOMAG Americas announces it has signed Finke Equipment as a new dealer covering the Albany market area and counties to the northeast as well as the entire state of Vermont. Under their agreement, Finke Equipment will be providing their customers with sales, service, and parts support for …

NYCFC Selects HOK, Turner Construction Company to Design and Build New York City’s First-Ever Soccer-Specific Stadium

NEW YORK, NY — New York City Football Club (NYCFC) has selected HOK as the architect and Turner Construction Company as the general contractor to design and build New York City’s first-ever soccer-specific stadium.

NYCFC is also working with Queens Development Group (QDG) to bring forward a once-in-a-generation project for …

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DPR Celebrates Topping Out of BeiGene’s U.S. Manufacturing & Clinical R&D Center

HOPEWELL, NJ — DPR Construction, a life science facility builder, placed the final steel beam on the warehouse building at BeiGene’s flagship U.S. Manufacturing & Clinical R&D Center at the Princeton West Innovation Campus in Hopewell, New Jersey. A topping out celebrates the completion of the steel structures for …

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HOK Designs New Mount Sinai Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health in New York

NEW YORK, NY — HOK has designed the new Hamilton and Amabel James Center for Artificial Intelligence and Human Health. The 65,000-square-foot facility will be housed in a former nursing residence in Manhattan, and will become the first of its kind within a U.S. medical school when it opens by …

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Patel Joins HOK’s Aviation + Transportation Group as a Technical Leader

NEW YORK, NY — Kirtan Patel is now the Senior Principal - Technical for HOK’s firm-wide Aviation + Transportation (A+T) group. She leads the technical direction for these large-scale projects worldwide. Based in HOK’s New York studio, Patel brings more than 20 years of experience in complex aviation and …

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Overland Partners Architecture + Urban Design Names Kamiya Global Director of Urban Design & Planning

NEW YORK, NY — Overland Partners announces the appointment of Takeshi Kamiya, AIA, LEED AP, as its Global Director of Urban Design & Planning, bringing expertise to expand the firm's footprint in New York City. Kamiya will lead the firm's efforts to plan and design sustainable and resilient projects. …

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Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project is Underway

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), New York District, in partnership with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) announce the start of construction work for the Union Beach Coastal Storm Risk Reduction Project.

A formal press event was held at the site with …

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Gabriel Joins LF Driscoll as Director of Project Controls and Analytics

PHILADELPHIA, PA — LF Driscoll announces that Paul Gabriel has joined the firm as Director of Project Controls and Analytics.

Gabriel has over a decade of experience working on a variety of projects in the Philadelphia area and Washington, D.C., and has extensive knowledge in all areas of project controls. …

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LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Named World’s Best New Airport Terminal by Skytrax

QUEENS, NY — The new LaGuardia Airport Terminal B was named the world’s Best New Airport Terminal based on customers’ feedback from around the world. Simultaneously, it was announced that Terminal B is the first airline terminal in North America to achieve the highest global 5-Star Airport Terminal Rating from …

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Hudson Valley Students Learn About Trade Skills, Careers at 23rd Annual Construction Career Day

SUFFERN, NY — High school students from across the Hudson Valley met with trade industry experts to participate in skills-building activities and learn about careers in the trades at the annual Hudson Valley Construction Career Day. More than 700 students filled the Rockland Community College Fieldhouse in Suffern to explore …

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Empire Crane Company and Bigge Crane and Rigging Make Partnership Official

SYRACUSE, NY — Empire Crane Company has officially partnered with Bigge Crane and Rigging Co. in order to offer East Coast customers better access to rent or buy the more than 1,800 cranes in Bigge’s fleet.

Empire Crane has long been in the crane sales and rental business, serving customers …

Arcadis, VHB Selected by Metropolitan Transportation Authority to Support Historic Capital Program

NEW YORK, NY — Arcadis, a global design and consultancy organization, in a joint venture (JV) with VHB, announces its selection by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) Construction & Development (C&D) to provide general engineering consulting (GEC) services to support an unprecedented capital infrastructure program in 2023 and …

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AECOM Tishman's Kwan Named as President of the Concrete Industry Board of New York

NEW YORK, NY — The Concrete Industry Board (CIB) of New York has elected AECOM Tishman's Maggie Kwan as its next Board President, succeeding current President Benjamin Pimentel. In this role, Kwan will advance CIB's mission, support its members, and grow the organization's presence within the industry. Kwan …

Delaware DOT Marks End of I-95 Restore the Corridor Project

WILMINGTON, DE — Governor John Carney and Secretary of Transportation Nicole Majeski were joined by the state’s congressional delegation, Mayor Mike Purzycki, and representatives from the contracting community to celebrate the completion of the $200 million I-95 Restore the Corridor project. The project began in February 2021 and major construction …

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Bogle Rejoins HNTB as Vice President, Project Director

NEW YORK, NY — Martha Bogle, PE, rejoins HNTB Corporation as Vice President and Project Director, bringing nearly 25 years of experience in transportation infrastructure project design and project management. Bogle, who is based in the New York office, has served as an executive leader in both the public …

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NYU Unveils John A. Paulson Center, Home to Athletics, Dorms, Theatre, and More

NEW YORK , NY — The John A. Paulson Center, with design led by Davis Brody Bond and KieranTimberlake, accommodates NYU’s academic needs, embodies its character and vibrancy, and offers new ways for the university to engage with its community and the city of New York. It has a …

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New York Governor Celebrates Final Phase of the JFK Transformation with Groundbreaking for a New $4.2 Billion Terminal 6

QUEENS, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently celebrated a key milestone in the Port Authority's transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport with the groundbreaking for the $4.2 billion project to develop a new Terminal 6. The 1.2-million-square-foot new terminal …

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LeChase Promotes Barkstrom to Senior Risk Management Specialist, Butterfield to IT Applications Manager

ROCHESTER, NY — LeChase Construction Services, LLC announces the promotion of Erik Barkstrom to Senior Risk Management Specialist and the promotion of Scott Butterfield to IT Applications Manager. Both are based in Rochester, New York.

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Stantec Announces Design of 10-floor Patient Tower at Mount Nittany Medical Center

STATE COLLEGE, PA — Stantec is providing architectural and engineering services for the new 300,000-square-foot, 10-floor patient tower at Mount Nittany Health’s Medical Center in State College, Pennsylvania. This transformative project will provide advancements to inpatient care with a focus on modern and innovative technology.

As the leading health care …

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New Programs for Funding Assistance at the Local Levels of Government

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

Atlas Selected to Provide Environmental Services to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

HARRISBURG, PA — Atlas Technical Consultants, Inc. (Atlas), an infrastructure and environmental solutions provider, announces that it has been selected to provide environmental services to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) to support its Abandoned Mine Lands (AML) Reclamation Program. PADEP’s AML Reclamation Program is responsible for managing AML …

Plaza Construction Completes New York City’s Tin Building

NEW YORK, NY — Plaza Construction recently rebuilt and reopened the Tin Building at Pier 17, the site of the former Fulton Fish Market and now houses the Jean-Georges Gourmet Food Hall. Plaza led the detailed replication of the NYC Landmarks building in the South St. Seaport district.

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Day & Zimmermann Announces the Retirement of Ritzel, Senior Vice President of Finance and CFO

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the century-old, family-owned provider of construction and maintenance, engineering, staffing, and defense solutions, announces that Joe Ritzel will be retiring from Day & Zimmermann. Ritzel’s retirement comes after 40 years with the company, having served as only the second Chief Financial Officer at …

New Terminal One at JFK Builds Out Executive Leadership Team With New Key Hires

QUEENS, NY — The New Terminal One (NTO) — a privately financed $9.5 billion consortium led by Ferrovial, JLC Infrastructure, Ullico, and Carlyle — announces four key hires supporting the design, development, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of a terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). …

Cemen Tech Signs C.N. Wood as Authorized Dealer

WOBURN, MA — Cemen Tech, a manufacturer of volumetric concrete technology, announces a signed agreement with C.N. Wood as the exclusive dealer for Cemen Tech volumetric concrete mixers in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and Maine. C.N. Wood, with almost 60 years of experience and nine locations, has …

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Monroe Tractor Promotes Nichols as Albany’s Branch Manager

ALBANY, NY — Monroe Tractor announces the promotion of Nick Nichols from Parts Manager to Branch Manager. Nichols will be responsible for managing and communicating all areas of Monroe’s Albany, New York, branch.

Nichols brings 21 years in a leadership role as a Parts Manager. He started his career in …

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HNTB Names Jones President of the Mid-Atlantic Division

ARLINGTON, VA — HNTB Corporation names Bryan Jones President of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Division. Jones will oversee complex infrastructure programs, business operations, and lead more than 580 multi-disciplinary HNTB professionals serving Pennsylvania, Delaware, West Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina.

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Populous-Designed UBS Arena Earns LEED Certification

ELMONT, NY — Populous-designed UBS Arena has been awarded LEED Certified status, a culmination of sustainable efforts including thoughtful site development, material selection, design, and operation in its first year of use. An arena that was made for music and built for hockey, the Oak View Group (OVG) owned …

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Foden Joins HNTB as National Bridge Practice Consultant and Vice President

LAWRENCEVILLE, NJ — Andrew Foden, Ph.D., PE joins HNTB as National Bridge Practice Consultant and Vice President. Based in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Foden is an expert in all aspects of bridge design, evaluation, rehabilitation, testing, and analysis on bridge projects from conception to construction. He has a particular strength and …

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Stachoni Joins LF Driscoll as Virtual Construction Manager

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Industry veteran Matt Stachoni joins Philadelphia-based construction management firm LF Driscoll as Virtual Construction Manager.

Stachoni has over 30 years of experience serving as a Virtual Construction (VC), Building Information Modeling (BIM), CAD, and IT Manager for architectural, interior design, engineering, and construction firms. He was the …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

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

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

New York Governor Announces Ribbon Cutting of Long Island University's $26M College of Veterinary Medicine Learning Center

BROOKVILLE, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the ribbon cutting of Long Island University's (LIU) College of Veterinary Medicine Learning Center at its Long Island University Post campus in Brookville, Nassau County. Long Island University invested $53 million to establish the College of Veterinary Medicine, which includes the announcement of …

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Magee Joins Day & Zimmermann as President of Government Services

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Day & Zimmermann (D&Z), the 120-year-old, family-owned provider of construction & engineering, staffing, and defense solutions, announces that Doug Magee has joined Day & Zimmermann as President of the company's Government Services Group. In his role, he will be a part of the D&Z Leadership Council, and …

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Brown and Caldwell Promote Muir to Lead its Growing Eastern Region

HARTFORD, CT — Environmental engineering and construction services firm Brown and Caldwell announces Senior Vice President Eric Muir has been promoted to Leader of its growing Eastern business.

The largest of the company’s regions with over 40 offices east of the Mississippi River, the Eastern business consists of clients in …

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Monroe Tractor Names Bennett Director of Service for New York and New England Locations

HENRIETTA, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Mike Bennett as Service Director. Bennett will be responsible for managing and communicating expectations in all areas of Monroe Tractor’s construction equipment (CE) service departments in New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut.

Bennett brings many years of industry experience and knowledge of construction equipment. Previously, …

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CannonDesign Rejuvenates Historic Sports Venues for Lake Placid 2023 FISU World University Games

LAKE PLACID, NY — CannonDesign recently helped the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) rejuvenate Lake Placid's historic Olympic Center and other venues to help the city host the 2023 FISU World University Games.

The FISU World University Games is the largest winter multi-sport collegiate athletic event in …

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Gilbane Building Company Celebrates Groundbreaking on $87M Restoration of the Orchard Beach Pavilion

NEW YORK, NY — Gilbane Building Company joined NYC Parks, NYC Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), and Bronx elected and community officials, to break ground on the $87 million Orchard Beach Pavilion project to restore the historic 140,000-square-foot space. The groundbreaking was celebrated with a ceremony in Orchard Beach.

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Lynch Joins Thornton Tomasetti's Forensics Practice as Senior Vice President

NEW YORK, NY — Thornton Tomasetti announces that Timothy D. Lynch, P.E., a recognized expert in building forensics and emergency response, has joined the firm’s Forensics practice as a Senior Vice President. Based in the New York office, Lynch will play a key role in furthering the strategic growth …

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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 …

New York Governor Announces Third and Final Phase of $1.7B Hunts Point Access Improvement Project Now Underway

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the latest milestone in the state's $1.7 billion Hunts Point Access Improvement Project. A $446 million contract has been awarded for the third and final phase of the project, and work is now getting underway. This new phase of the project includes …

Skanska Awarded $480M Contract to Construct New Jamaica Bus Depot and Parking Lot in Queens, New York

QUEENS, NY – Skanska, a global construction and development firm, announces it has been awarded a contract by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to carry out the $480 million construction of the new Jamaica Bus Depot, delivering a new LEED-certified bus depot and accompanying administrative building. The project will …

Introducing DEVELON, the Next Evolution in Construction Equipment Innovation

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

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Balfour Beatty Announces Novack as New President in the Mid-Atlantic

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Balfour Beatty announces the appointment of Dan Novack to President of the company’s building operations in the Mid-Atlantic. Novack succeeds former Mid-Atlantic president, Mike Phillips, in providing strategic oversight for construction operations in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, and sustaining market growth in the health …

Biden-Harris Administration, USDOT Make Available Nearly $9B to Modernize Busiest Passenger Rail Corridor in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) making available nearly $9 billion in funding to upgrade and expand passenger rail services along the Northeast Corridor (NEC). These funds will be issued through the Federal-State Partnership for Intercity Passenger Rail Grant Program …

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Gilbane | Turner in Association with 34 Group Selected to Build New Stadium for the Buffalo Bills

BUFFALO, NY — The joint venture of Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company in association with 34 Group, has been selected by the Buffalo Bills to provide construction management of their planned new NFL stadium in Orchard Park. The project team also includes the project management firm, Legends …

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SL Green Celebrates the Topping Out of One Madison Avenue in Midtown South

NEW YORK, NY — SL Green Realty Corp., New York City’s largest office landlord, together with its joint venture partners including the National Pension Service of Korea and Hines, announces the topping out of its transformative One Madison Avenue office tower, located in Manhattan’s Midtown South submarket. With …

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

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

"A key takeaway from the …

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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 …

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

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

Michael Baker International Names Driggs as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

PITTSBURGH, PA — Michael Baker International, an engineering, planning, and consulting services company, announces that Rich Driggs has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer (COO). In this role, Driggs will focus on driving operational excellence, implementing processes and systems to optimize efficiency and maximize the firm's potential, while …

Monroe Tractor Acquires Three Lamb and Webster Locations

ROCHESTER, NY — Monroe Tractor, a distributor of agriculture and construction equipment in New York State, announces that they have acquired three Lamb and Webster locations: Springville, New York; North Java, New York; and Grove City, Pennsylvania. The purchase of the Lamb and Webster locations, further increases Monroe Tractor’s …

Bowman Acquires H2H Geoscience Engineering, Expands Benefit of Transportation Infrastructure Spending

TROY, NY — Bowman Consulting Group Ltd. (Bowman) announces the purchase of H2H Geoscience Engineering, PLLC (H2H), a Troy, New York-based professional services firm that is focused on the aggregate, cement, and industrial minerals industries. H2H also specializes in the collection of detailed 3D measurements and images using aerial, marine-based, …

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Curry Supply Hires Henry as Director of Quality and Customer Service

ALTOONA, PA — Curry Supply Co. announces its new hire, Tim Henry, as the new Director of Continuous Improvement, Quality, and Customer Service.

In this role, Henry will be responsible for innovation and continuous improvement initiatives across multi-jurisdictions. He will play a crucial part in helping to foster a …

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Sordoni Golf Outing Raises $40,000 for the Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Sordoni Construction Co., a Bedminster-based construction management company, recently donated $40,000 to The Linda E. Cardinale Multiple Sclerosis Center at CentraState in Freehold, New Jersey. The construction company raised the money during the 2022 Sordoni Construction Golf Classic. During the event, more than 128 golfers, clients, …

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Komatsu Company-Owned Stores in the Northeast will Carry Genesis Demolition and Recycling Attachments

HATFIELD, PA — When choosing demolition or recycling attachments, customers demand products that can excel in and withstand those tough applications. Because Genesis has earned an excellent reputation as a provider of high-quality attachments, the Komatsu company-owned stores in the northeast region will now offer attachments from Genesis.

"We have …

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

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

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

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

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

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Accenture’s New York Innovation Hub Awarded WELL Certification Platinum

NEW YORK, NY — The 300,000-square-foot New York Innovation Hub for Accenture, a global professional services company, has achieved WELL v2 Certification at the Platinum level (the highest possible) by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

The space met IWBI’s standards for air, water, light, acoustics, and more while supporting …

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Gilbane Building Company to Create Pediatric Research Building for Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — In an effort to create the pediatric research building of the future, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) has joined forces with Gilbane Building Company, Pride Enterprises, and McKissack & McKissack to construct the Schuylkill Avenue Research Building. The tri-venture Gilbane/Pride/McKissack will provide construction management services …

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DAVIS Construction Announces Leadership Transition and Expansion

ROCKVILLE, MD — DAVIS Construction, a general contractor in the Mid-Atlantic region, announces that Dominic Argentieri has been named President and Benjamin Cohen, Ronald Juban, Michael Pittsman, and Meghan Ulrich have joined the firm’s leadership team as Principals, a transition effective January 1, 2023. In addition …

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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, …

AECOM Joint Venture to Provide Engineering and Project Management Services for the Glassboro-Camden Line Light Rail Project

GLASSBORO, NJ — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces its South Jersey Transit Partners (SJTP) joint venture with STV Incorporated has been selected by the Glassboro-Camden Line (GCL) Project Team to provide engineering, project management, and additional professional services for the GCL Light Rail project in New Jersey. The …

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Skanska Awarded $167M Contract to Reconstruct and Rehabilitate the Williamsburg Bridge in Brooklyn, New York

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska USA, a global construction and development firm, announces that it has been awarded a contract by the New York City Department of Transportation (NYCDOT) to carry out the $167-million rehabilitation of the Williamsburg Bridge, providing needed improvements and replacement of aging components across the …

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New York Governor Announces $230M to Lift Nine Upstate Airports to New Heights

ALBANY, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces $230 million in awards to nine upstate airports for revitalization projects that reimagine and further modernize airports across upstate New York. This funding comes from the Upstate Airport Economic Development and Revitalization Competition, a competitive solicitation which aims to promote, revitalize, and accelerate …

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Wiedefeld Joins HDR as Northeast Region Transportation Director

BALTIMORE, MD — Paul Wiedefeld joins HDR as Director of the firm’s transportation practice in the Northeast U.S. Wiedefeld brings four decades of transportation industry experience with half of those years as the CEO of major aviation and transit agencies. As HDR’s Northeast Transportation Director, he will provide leadership across …

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Advancing Academic Research at Lehigh University’s New College of Health

BETHLEHEM, PA — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the recent completion of Lehigh University’s Health | Science |Technology (HST) building. Prominently situated at the northeast corner of the university’s historic Asa Packer campus, the sustainably-designed facility provides a modern environment for research into public health; supports chemistry, materials science, …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Vincent Joins JLG and JERR-DAN as Director of Marketing

MCCONNELLSBURG, PA — Oshkosh Corporation companies JLG Industries, Inc. and Jerr-Dan Corporation, LLC hire Sara Vincent as the new Director of Marketing for the Access segment. In this role, Vincent will lead marketing and communications initiatives for JLG mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) and telehandlers, as well as Jerr-Dan towing …

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H&E Opens New Branch in New Castle, Delaware

NEW CASTLE, DE — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its New Castle branch, the first in the state of Delaware. The branch includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and is capable of handling a variety of construction and general industrial …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Takes Next Step in Growth Plan with Key Executive Hire of Avolio

NEW YORK, NY — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, announces Charles Avolio as Head of Major Projects for its New York Metro region, the next step in its growth plan to increase market share in large-scale projects and expand into new sectors.

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New Terminal One at JFK Breaks Ground, Begins Construction of First Phase of Development

NEW YORK, NY — The New Terminal One (NTO) — a consortium of labor, operating, and financial partners — recently joined a groundbreaking event to inaugurate the official first construction phase of a new terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK), along with New York Governor Kathy Hochul, the …

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 …

LiuGong North America Welcomes Modern Group to Dealer Network

BRISTOL, PA — LiuGong North America is welcoming Bristol, Pennsylvania-based Modern Group Ltd. to its growing dealer lineup. Founded in 1946, the company is an industrial equipment distributor and service provider in the Mid-Atlantic region, with eight locations across New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Maryland.

Modern Group President and CEO Paul …

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

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

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

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

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New York Governor Announces Major Milestone on Conversion of State Route 17 into Interstate 86

MIDDLETOWN, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces a major milestone in the long-awaited conversion of State Route 17 into Interstate 86 in Orange and Sullivan Counties. Work has begun on a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the upgrade of the roadway to interstate standards, with public outreach and involvement …

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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CPL Welcomes Royer to Lead Sustainability Efforts

ALBANY, NY — CPL, a full-service design firm, announces the addition of Greg Royer in the role of Eastern New York Sustainability Practice Manager. This new leadership position will help scale the firm's energy services and provide enhanced support for clients spanning diverse practice areas. Royer will draw insight …

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

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

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New York Governor Accelerates Projects to Improve Access to Buffalo's Waterfront

BUFFALO, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the acceleration of several significant projects along Buffalo's waterfront. Advanced funding from the New York Power Authority to the Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) will jumpstart four major projects on the Outer Harbor and at Canalside. These projects complement recreation and transportation …

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

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

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

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

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Pennsylvania Governor Celebrates Biden Infrastructure Law Investments with White House Infrastructure Coordinator

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Tom Wolf was joined by White House Infrastructure Coordinator Mitch Landrieu to celebrate federal investments in Pennsylvania thanks to the Biden Infrastructure Law.

"Infrastructure affects everything we do, from where we live and work, to how we visit our family and friends, to the food we …

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Long Island Rail Road Expansion Opens in New York

NEW YORK, NY — A major expansion to the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR)’s Main Line is now open to the public. Joint Venture (JV) partners Arup and Jacobs delivered the project on schedule and on budget.

Extending from Floral Park to Hicksville, New York, the 9.8-mile third track expansion …

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NYC East Side Coastal Resiliency Project Earns Envision Gold Award for Sustainable Infrastructure

NEW YORK, NY — The East Side Coastal Resiliency project, among the largest and most technically complex infrastructure projects in New York City’s history, has earned the Envision Gold Award for Sustainable Infrastructure from the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. HNTB Corporation, through a joint venture with the LiRo …

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Monroe Tractor Adds Parker as Wirtgen Group Sales Specialist

SYRACUSE, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Ray Parker as Wirtgen Group Sales Specialist at its Syracuse, New York, location.

Parker will serve Monroe Tractor's 12-county territory throughout South, Central, and Northern New York. He will focus on building relationships with current and new customers in the road building and pit …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Biden Administration, USDOT Announce Over $233M in Grants to Upgrade Intercity Passenger Rail Service

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. Department of Transportation awards over $233 million to 11 projects in eight states to improve and modernize vital intercity passenger rail service. Funded by the Federal-State Partnership for State of Good Repair Program (Partnership Program), these investments will help replace bridges and tunnels along …

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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 …

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

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

The Future is Now: Examining Construction’s Power Alternatives

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

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

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

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

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

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

Recognized for Zero Lost Work Days: J. …

Governor Hochul Announces $21.1M Project Underway to Replace Adirondack Northway Bridges in Warren County

LAKE GEORGE, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that a $21.1-million project is underway to replace the bridges carrying the northbound and southbound lanes of the Adirondack Northway (Interstate 87) over U.S. Route 9 in the Town of Lake George, Warren County. The two-year project will replace the twin spans …

Drones are Benefitting Earthmoving Operations

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

Preventative Maintenance Tips for Backhoes

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

Hackett Joins Dewberry as Coastal Project Engineer

NEW YORK, NY — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Tyler Hackett, PEDewberry, has joined the firm’s resilience engineering team and will be responsible for leading design efforts on various coastal projects across the greater New York area.

Hackett brings nearly seven years of experience …

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LaGuardia Airport Opens Final Two Gates and Remainder of Taxiway at New Terminal B

NEW YORK, NY — LaGuardia Gateway Partners (LGP), the private entity managing and redeveloping LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announce that the last remaining elements of the new terminal have opened. Governor Kathy Hochul and other dignitaries celebrated the completion of …

Stantec to Design Science Center Renovation at Shippensburg University

SHIPPENSBURG, PA — Global integrated design firm Stantec was selected to provide architectural design services for the Franklin Science Center renovations at Shippensburg University. The aging science building is home to the school’s biology, chemistry, health sciences, physics, and psychology departments and supports more than 4,000 student visits each week. …

Monroe Tractor Welcomes Wright, Equipment Sales Rep to Cover Central New York

SYRACUSE, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Keegan Wright to the Syracuse, New York, location.

Keegan joins Monroe Tractor just a few years out of Utica College with a major in business management and marketing and a starter on the football team. Keegan has experienced a few sales forays, working in …

LaTuso to Lead HDR’s Transportation Market Strategy

WHITE PLAINS, NY — Experienced infrastructure leader Christopher LaTuso, P.E., has been named HDR’s new Transportation Market Strategy Director.

In his new position, LaTuso will help set the vision and develop strategies to drive the continued growth of HDR’s global transportation program of more than 4,400 employees across …

Celebration Marks Groundbreaking of Old City Development

WILLIAMSPORT, PA — Pine Ridge Construction Management and Lycoming College recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Old City Williamsport development project with a gathering at the building site along Basin Street between Third and Fourth Streets. The multi-phase development will begin with the build-out of 12 three-story residential townhomes and …

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Gilbane Building Company to Build First in Nation Offshore Wind Tower Manufacturing Facility for the Port of Albany

BETHLEHEM, NY — Gilbane Building Company has been selected by the Albany Port District Commission (APDC) to serve as the construction manager for a wind tower manufacturing facility at the Port of Albany in Bethlehem, New York. The wind tower manufacturing hub will be the first of its kind in …

Stickels Replaces Retiring Barndollar as Takeuchi's Northeast Region Business Manager

CORTLAND, NY — Takeuchi-US names Carl Stickels as its new Regional Business Manager (RBM) for the Northeast region. Stickels will replace current Northeast RBM Mark Barndollar, who is retiring after a long career in construction equipment sales, including almost seven years with Takeuchi. Stickels will now be responsible for …

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 …

Walnut Street Extension at Greenfield Lancaster to Improve Traffic Flow, Preserve Farmland, Create Jobs, Expand Recreation for Community

EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, PA — High Real Estate Group LLC (HREG), the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT), county and township officials, and local stakeholders broke ground on a multimodal transportation project that will alleviate traffic congestion and improve safety on a key highway corridor in Lancaster County. The multimodal transportation …

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 …

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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 …

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

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

VHB Welcomes Pizzurro as New York City Managing Director

NEW YORK, NY — VHB welcomes Joe Pizzurro, PE, as Managing Director of the New York City office. In this role, Pizzurro will support and enable strategies that enhance client relationships, project delivery, and strategic pursuits across markets within the New York City metropolitan area.

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Perkins&Will Welcomes McElderry as Design Director of the New York Studio

NEW YORK, NY — The New York studio of global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will announces the appointment of Mike McElderry as its new Architectural Design Director. McElderry will overlap with the current Design Director Robert Goodwin until September, when Goodwin will move into the role of Design Principal, where …

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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HDR Project in Pennsylvania Recognized in 2022 Healthcare Design Showcase Awards

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was recognized as a Finalist in the 2022 Healthcare Design Showcase Awards.

This annual program honors the best design and architecture in the health care industry. Jurors from several organizations, including The Center for Health Design, …

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, …

New York Governor Announces Groundbreaking for Regeneron's $1.8B Expansion in Westchester County

TARRYTOWN, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the groundbreaking for Regeneron's previously announced $1.8-billion research, preclinical manufacturing, and support facilities at the company's Westchester County campus in Tarrytown. The company, a biotechnology leader that invents and manufactures medicines for people with serious diseases, committed to creating at least 1,000 new …

Stambaugh Ness Welcomes Long as Senior Consultant

YORK, PA — Stambaugh Ness (SN) announces the addition of William (Bill) Long, PE, LEED AP, FSMPS, as Senior Consultant within the firm's Strategic Growth Advisory Services group. In his role, Long will work closely with the Director of Strategic Growth Advisory, Scott Butcher, to deliver business development …

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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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. …

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

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

Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

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

Monroe Tractor Promotes Shuman as Albany’s Service Manager

ALBANY, NY — Monroe Tractor announces the promotion of Rhiannon Shuman from Service Writer to Service Manager. Shuman will be responsible for all communications within the service department and with customers. Her primary goal will be to assure that Monroe Tractor will keep its customers' equipment up and running.

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Stantec Projects in New York and New Jersey Win National Engineering Design Awards from ACEC

BALTIMORE, MD — Stantec recently received National Recognition Awards in the American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards (EEA) competition for a project in New York and a project in New Jersey. The annual competition recognizes engineering firms for projects that demonstrate an exceptional degree of …

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

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

Cornick Promoted to Lead Gilbane Building Company’s New Jersey Operations

NEWARK, NJ — Gilbane Building Company announces the promotion of Chris Cornick to Vice President, Business Unit Leader for New Jersey. In this role, he will oversee Gilbane’s operational, sales, and administrative functions in New Jersey, based out of the firm’s downtown Newark office.

Cornick has worked for Gilbane for …

New York Governor Announces Construction of $9.5B New Terminal One at JFK Airport Will Begin This Summer

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that construction of a $9.5-billion, world-class New Terminal One at JFK International Airport will move forward this summer now that financial and environmental approvals have been secured, including the recent financial close for the first phase of the project.

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New York Governor and New Jersey Governor Announce Major Step Toward Modernization of Penn Station

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul with New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announce that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), in partnership with Amtrak and NJ TRANSIT, is requesting proposals from architecture and engineering firms to guide the Penn Station Reconstruction effort recently outlined in the Penn Station Master Plan …

HNTB Names Scerbo as Northeast Division Sales Officer

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB Corporation names Tom Scerbo, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, as Northeast Division Sales Officer and Senior Vice President. In this role, he will oversee client infrastructure needs throughout the firm’s eight-state Northeast Division. Scerbo will be based in HNTB’s New York office in the Empire …

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Ruddock Promoted to Environmental Services Director at VHB

NEW YORK, NY — VHB announces that Allison Ruddock has been named Environmental Services Director for VHB’s New York City office. In her new role, Ruddock will grow and develop client relationships, broaden the environmental practice in New York City, and strengthen the environmental team.

“Our clients expect bold, environmental …

New York’s Moynihan Train Hall Named Top 2022 Engineering Achievement

NEW YORK, NY — The new Moynihan Train Hall in New York City recently received the Grand Conceptor Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), representing the year’s most outstanding engineering effort.

Designed by Severud Associates of New York City, the project was named the best of 195 …

HNTB’s Dilts to Lead the New Jersey Office

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Stephen Dilts has been named New Jersey Office Leader for HNTB. Based out of the firm’s Parsippany office, Dilts will oversee nearly 200 multi-disciplinary professionals and staff among the four New Jersey offices in Parsippany, Cherry Hill, Lawrence, and Newark. Dilts most recently led the New …

Hill International Awarded CM Contract for PennDOT’s I-95 Central Access Philadelphia Project at Penn’s Landing in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hill International announces it was awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 6-0 to provide construction management for the Central Access Philadelphia (CAP) project, which will replace and expand the existing cap/bridge structures over Interstate 95 (I-95) and Christopher Columbus Boulevard along the …

New York Governor Announces Start of $83M Safety Enhancement Project on Section of Eastbound Long Island Expressway in Queens

QUEENS, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that construction has begun on an $83-million project in Queens to enhance traffic flow and reduce congestion on the eastbound Long Island Expressway (I-495) between the entrance ramp from the southbound Clearview Expressway to the Exit 29 ramp to Springfield Boulevard. The project …

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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 …

Doosan Announces its Top-Performing North American Dealers of 2021

STATE COLLEGE, PA — Doosan Infracore North America announces its top-performing dealers of 2021. The top 10 dealers are among more than 170 Doosan construction equipment dealers in North America.

Doosan annually recognizes its heavy equipment dealers that have excelled in providing top-level performance in sales, parts, and service 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 …

US Traffic Fatalities Surged 19 Percent from 2019 to 2021

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

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New York Governor Announces Opening of Albany Skyway, Public Process for Livingston Avenue Bridge Replacement to Begin

ALBANY, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the opening of the Albany Skyway, a new elevated park reconnecting downtown Albany to the Hudson River waterfront. The Skyway converted what had been an underutilized exit ramp from northbound Interstate 787 into an urban oasis that provides access to the Corning Riverfront …

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Monroe Tractor Promotes DeNisio as Albany’s Branch Manager

ALBANY, NY — Monroe Tractor announces the promotion of Carmine DeNisio from Service Manager to Branch Manager. DeNisio will be responsible for managing and communicating all areas of Monroe’s Albany New York branch. DeNisio brings over 20 years in leadership roles as Branch Manager, Operations Manager, and in process flow …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates 13th Annual Safety Week

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, recently hosted its 13th annual Safety Week, focusing on physical and mental health, safety, and well-being. The week consisted of 602 events and training sessions held across 112 locations, including Shawmut’s jobsites and 11 offices around …

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Long Island’s First Waste-to-Energy Facility Breaks Ground

BROOKHAVEN, NY — American Organic Energy (AOE), a sister company of Long Island Compost, recently broke ground on a new anaerobic digester in the hamlet of Yaphank, Town of Brookhaven in New York’s Suffolk County, marking the start of construction on the first-of-its-kind facility on Long Island.

The digester will …

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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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Dewberry Receives Two ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards

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

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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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Forse Joins HNTB as Program Management Executive in New York

NEW YORK, NY — Jessica Forse, PE, joins HNTB’s aviation practice as a Program Executive and Vice President. Based in HNTB’s New York office, Forse is serving as Program Executive for the John F. Kennedy Airport Redevelopment Program. HNTB is partnering with the Port Authority of New York …

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Brothers Joins Bound Construction Corp. as Vice President

NEW YORK, NY — Michael J. Brothers joins Bound Construction Corp. — an East Coast Construction Management, EPC consulting firm — as the Vice President of Operations and Regional Growth Leader. As Vice President, Brothers will collaborate with team members across multiple program sectors to identify and foster growth opportunities …

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Senior Vice President Nunnally Named Chief Administrative Officer at Swinerton

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The Swinerton Executive Committee announces that Lauren Nunnally has been promoted from Senior Vice President and Chief Talent Officer to SVP Chief Administrative Officer and will oversee all talent management, HR operations, and corporate responsibility efforts.

Nunnally started with Swinerton in 2005 as a Project Engineer in …

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

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

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Labor Shortage is a Universal Issue in the Construction Industry

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

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

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C.N. Wood Acquires Three Komatsu Dealerships Along I-84

WOBURN, MA — C.N. Wood — a heavy equipment dealer based in Massachusetts — has purchased three full-service dealer locations from heavy equipment manufacturer Komatsu, expanding C.N. Wood’s reach and adding 60 employees. The acquisition, which is the largest in the company’s history, will expand C.N. Wood’s footprint in …

Gilbane | Turner Joint Venture in Association with HOK Selected for Design and Construction of New York Public Health Laboratory

ALBANY, NY — The joint venture of Gilbane Building Company and Turner Construction Company in association with design firm HOK has been awarded an initial contract to advance the creation of a new $750-million public health laboratory on the Harriman State Office Campus Complex in Albany.

“Gilbane is honored to …

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

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

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.

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates Women in Construction Week with Virtual, In-Person Events Nationwide

BOSTON/LOS ANGELES/NEW YORK — Shawmut Design and Construction participated in Women in Construction (WIC) Week with virtual and in-person celebrations in all 11 of its offices nationwide. The firm’s WIC Week activities were developed to align with this year’s theme of envision equity and comprised of employee-led sessions including guest …

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Volvo Construction Equipment Names 2021 Dealer of the Year and Uptime Dealer of the Year

HARRISBURG, PA — Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) has named Highway Equipment & Supply Co. its 2021 Dealer of the Year in North America. It also recognized Hoffman Equipment as its 2021 Uptime Dealer of the Year.

The Dealer of the Year award celebrates the North American dealership that exemplifies …

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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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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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Gale Joins Dewberry as Senior Project Manager for Bridge Structures Group

NEW YORK, NY — Dewberry announces that Lori Gale, PE, has been hired as a Senior Project Manager in its New York City office supporting the bridge structures group.

Gale brings nearly 40 years of experience managing and providing technical expertise for a range of projects involving bridges, dams, …

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Usmani and Zhao Promoted in Dewberry’s New York City Office

NEW YORK, NY — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces the promotion of Mazher Usmani, PE, and Alan Zhao, PE, who have been promoted in the firm’s New York City office.

Usmani has been promoted to Associate Vice President. He has 33 years of experience …

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Chan Joins HNTB as Technical Director – Tunnels and Complex Underground Structures

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB announces that Patrick Chan, PE, has joined its tunnel and underground team as Technical Director – Tunnels and Complex Underground Structures and Associate Vice President. In this new role, Chan will be a technical resource to clients and projects across the nation.

Based in …

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JRM Expands Business Capabilities with Addition of Mulcahey as Vice President of Healthcare & Life Sciences

NEW YORK, NY — JRM Construction Management announces the recent addition of Peter Mulcahey, ASHE, LEED AP as Vice President of Healthcare & Life Sciences. Mulcahey brings over 22 years of experience specializing in all aspects of building and renovating facilities in the health care & life sciences sector.

In …

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Shawmut Bolsters New York Metro Region Growth Strategy, Expands Capabilities with Key Executive Hires

NEW YORK, NY — Shawmut Design and Construction announces the addition of three new executives to its New York Metro region, positioning the firm to expand market share and support significant growth across key sectors. The firm has welcomed Bradley Todd as Life Sciences Project Executive; Wayne Lawrence as Healthcare …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its new Philadelphia rental branch, its first in the state of Pennsylvania. The 15,400-square-foot facility sits on 2.75 acres with a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop with six service bays. It is capable …

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SLAM, Perkins&Will Unveil Community Health Care Hub in Suburban Mall

ROCHESTER, NY — Architect of record The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), along with project partner and design architect Perkins&Will, unveil plans for the new University of Rochester Orthopaedics & Physical Performance Center. Phase one of the outpatient campus will be located in a former Sears retail space at the Marketplace …

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Monroe Tractor Hires Chatterton as Rental Manager, Merritt as Precision Product Specialist

ROCHESTER, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Bryan Chatterton as Rental Manager and Tyler Merritt as Precision Product Specialist.

Chatterton will be responsible for managing the equipment inventory, working with Monroe’s CE Sales Director on policies and procedures to reduce turn-around time, and increasing the utilization of the equipment. After serving …

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Grove Celebrates its 75th Anniversary

SHADY GROVE, PA — Grove is celebrating its 75th anniversary in 2022, a significant milestone for the crane manufacturer.

Grove was launched in 1947 in a garage in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania. The Grove brothers — John and Dwight, and Wayne Nicarry — were building farm wagons when they realized …

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Volvo CE Breaks Ground on $6.4M North American Technician Training Center

SHIPPENSBURG, PA — Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) recently broke ground on a new $6.4-million technician training center at the company’s North American headquarters in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Scheduled to open in early 2023, the world-class facility will host in-person and virtual training courses for heavy equipment technicians.

“Technicians are critical …

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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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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, …

Jimenez Joins Gilbane Building Company to Expand Life Sciences Portfolio Across the Mid-Atlantic

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Gilbane Building Company announces that Jose Jimenez has joined the company as Vice President and Director of Life Sciences in Gilbane’s Mid-Atlantic division, based in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, office. In this role, Jimenez will support Gilbane’s life sciences clients across Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., and …

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New York City Mayor Announces Agreement to Transform South Brooklyn Marine Terminal into Offshore Wind Hub

BROOKLYN, NY — New York City Mayor Eric Adams announces an agreement that will transform the city-owned South Brooklyn Marine Terminal (SBMT) into one of the largest offshore wind port facilities in the nation. The agreement will help establish New York as a leader in offshore wind and help the …

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KCI Acquires Harrisburg Office of Sowinski Sullivan

HARRISBURG, PA — KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, announces the acquisition of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, office of Sowinski Sullivan, a transit architectural and engineering firm. The team will leverage their expertise in the planning and design of transportation facilities to …

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Shawmut Design and Construction Celebrates 40th Anniversary

LOS ANGELES, CA — Shawmut Design and Construction, a national construction management firm, is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2022.

Founded in 1982 as a small carpentry contractor with a handful of employees, Shawmut built its reputation on a willingness to take on the most complex and challenging projects. …

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$26M Beach Renourishment Project Works Around Challenges

MANASQUAN, NJ — Every few years, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dredges sand from the Atlantic Ocean and pumps it to a 21-mile stretch of beach from the Borough of Sea Bright to Manasquan, New Jersey. This coastal storm risk management and erosion control project aims to reduce hurricane …

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Terry Named Vice President at Compaction Grouting Services

MEDIA, PA — Justin Terry, P.E. has been promoted to Vice President of geotechnical contractor Compaction Grouting Services, Inc. (CGS). He will oversee all aspects of business development, project management, operations, and safety.

Terry has served as Senior Project Manager at CGS since May 2013, during which time he handled …

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New Skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan Wins City Council Approval

NEW YORK, NY — A new city-shaping skyscraper will soon rise from the Greater East Midtown neighborhood of Manhattan, enabled by a series of zoning actions recently approved by the New York City Council. The new 1,575-foot-tall, mixed-use tower at 175 Park Avenue designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) …

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Gilbane Building Company Names LaRow Senior Vice President, Overseeing New York Operations

NEW YORK, NY — Gilbane Building Company announces that company veteran John LaRow is overseeing its operations across New York State in a new role as Senior Vice President to advance a “One New York” strategy. LaRow is responsible for sales, operations, and oversight of Gilbane’s more than 440 construction …

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

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

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

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New York Governor Opens Taystee Lab Building

NEW YORK, NY — The new Taystee Lab Building, an asset repositioning project that transformed an existing Taystee Bakery facility, recently celebrated its grand opening by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony hosted by New York Governor Kathy Hochul. The building anchors the burgeoning Manhattanville Factory District in West Harlem, a master-planned …

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

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

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 …

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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Sordoni Construction Co. Gains Lanzano as a Senior Director

BEDMINSTER, NJ — Sordoni Construction Co. announces its newest team member: Giancarlo Lanzano as a Senior Director with a focus on business development. With over 15 years of experience developing both regional and national clients, he has increased revenue, established and retained client-based relationships, and increased construction-based opportunities.

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USACE, City of Buffalo Celebrate Protection of Critical Infrastructure at Ralph Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park

BUFFALO, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Buffalo District and the City of Buffalo recently celebrated completion of the new seawall at Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Centennial Park. The $10.6-million project included repairs to over 1,300 feet of seawall. The seawall protects one of Buffalo’s most critical …

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ACCNJ CEO Kocsis Appointed to New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund

EDISON, NJ — Associated Construction Contractors of New Jersey (ACCNJ) CEO Jack Kocsis, Jr. has been appointed to the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund Authority (TTFA). Governor Phil Murphy and Legislative Leadership approved his appointment, which takes effect immediately.

“I am very pleased to serve as a member of the …

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Liebherr Appoints Gerhardt as 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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Gilligo Joins Gilbane Building Company to Advance Strategic Initiatives in New York

NEW YORK, NY — Gilbane Building Company announces that Alaina Gilligo has joined as Senior Project Executive, based in the New York City office. Gilligo will represent the Gilbane Building Company and its operational priorities to advance overall strategic initiatives across its New York portfolio, with a focus on its …

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Skanska USA Celebrates Opening of Second Pedestrian Skybridge at New LaGuardia Airport Terminal B

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska USA, lead partner in the Skanska-Walsh Joint Venture, joined Governor Kathy Hochul and Rick Cotton, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and LaGuardia Gateway Partners to celebrate the opening of LaGuardia Airport Terminal B western skybridge, marking the terminal …

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Deerkoski Joins Thornton Tomasetti as Senior Principal and Transportation Practice Co-Leader

NEW YORK, NY — Thornton Tomasetti announces that John C. Deerkoski, P.E. has joined the firm as Senior Principal and Transportation Practice Co-Leader. Based in the New York office, Deerkoski will partner with Senior Principal and Transportation Practice Co-Leader Sam Summerville on the strategic growth and overall management of the …

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W. R. Meadows Names Sorensen National Architectural Sales Manager

NEW YORK, NY — W. R. Meadows announces the promotion of Isaac Sorensen. Sorensen has accepted the new role of National Architectural Sales Manager, leading a growing team of architectural specialists in North America. Sorensen has been with W. R. Meadows since 2018. Previously, Sorensen served as an Architectural …

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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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Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Acts Provides Pittsburgh District More Than $881.9M in Supplemental Funding

PITTSBURGH, PA — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District recently released its Fiscal Year 2022 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) supplemental funding for Construction, Continuing Authorities Program, Environmental Infrastructure, and Operations and Maintenance.

Through the IIJA, Pittsburgh District will receive more than $881.9 million in supplemental funding …

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

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

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

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

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

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Opportunity for Change

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

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

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

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Curry Supply Company Completes Major Expansion and Relocation

MARTINSBURG, PA — Curry Supply Company, a manufacturer of specialized commercial truck equipment, announces relocation of its main manufacturing facility from its current location in Martinsburg, Pennsylvania, to Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania. The company relocated to the DeGol Industrial Center.

Additionally, several Curry Supply administrative personnel from departments such as sales, …

AECOM Appoints Librera to Lead its North American Transit Business

NEW YORK, NY — AECOM announces it has appointed Sally Librera, a senior transportation leader and the first woman to oversee New York City’s subway operations, to lead its North American transit practice. Librera joined the global transportation design firm as a Senior Vice President.

Librera’s 25-year career spans …

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Pennsylvania Governor Announces Additional $246M Investment at Port of Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announces a $246-million state investment into the Port of Philadelphia to continue modernization efforts and improve regional economic stability. This funding builds upon the governor’s comprehensive $300-million Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia announced in 2016.

“The port is an economic driver, …

Riley Joins HDR to Lead Transportation Practice in Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Joe Riley, P.E., joins HDR as the Area Transportation Manager for Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia. Based in the Philadelphia office, Riley will partner with the transportation teams throughout each state to provide clients with solutions. He will coordinate appropriate staff and resources, oversee key projects, …

Lowe Joins Tighe & Bond as a Vice President

SHELTON, CT — Tighe & Bond, Inc., a northeastern engineering, design, and environmental consulting company, announces that Carolyn Lowe, PE has joined the firm as a Vice President. Working throughout New York and Connecticut, Lowe has honed her expertise in environmental engineering for nearly 30 years. She has focused …

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New York State Motorists Lose $28B Annually on Roads that are Deteriorated, Congested, and Lack Some Safety Features

ALBANY, NY — Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested, or lack some desirable safety features cost New York motorists a total of $28 billion statewide annually — as much as $3,192 per driver in some urban areas — due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays. …

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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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Rizavi Joins ITE Northeastern District Board

NEW YORK, NY — Amir Rizavi, PE, ENV SP, Director of Transportation Systems, has joined the Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) Northeastern District’s Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer, which kicks off a four-year commitment. During this time, Rizavi will work with District Officers to coordinate operations for the various …

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The Turett Collaborative Looks to Future Growth with Addition of Saisakorn and Nizhikhovskiy

NEW YORK, NY — The Turett Collaborative (TTC), an architecture and interiors firm founded in 1991 by Wayne Turett, has named two new Partners: James Saisakorn, RA, and Aleksandr Nizhikhovskiy, RA. Alongside Turett, Director of Interior Design Jessica Shaw, and Partner Simeon Seigel, RA (pictured right), …

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Army Corps, Partners Celebrate Beginning of Construction for Major Long Island Coastal Project

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, Army Corps leadership, and federal, state, and local officials and partners, recently celebrated the commencement of construction on the Fire Island to Montauk Point (FIMP) Coastal Storm Risk Management Project during a formal ceremony at Fire …

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LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B Wins UNESCO’s 2021 Prix Versailles Award

NEW YORK, NY — The World Jury of the Prix Versailles has honored LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B in New York City with the prestigious World Title in the Airports category.

In honoring the world’s best contemporary architecture, the World Selections “pay tribute to the qualities of innovation; creativity; reflection of …

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Princeton University’s Lake Campus Development Breaks Ground

PRINCETON, NJ — The new 74-acre West Windsor Lake Campus, or Lake Campus, at Princeton University has broken ground, expanding the university onto land parcels directly across Lake Carnegie from the main campus. The Lake Campus will soon offer sustainability-minded, housing, recreation, and athletic facilities.

The Lake Campus joins the …

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Barry Equipment Expands its Doosan Footprint with a New Facility in Connecticut

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Barry Equipment, a longtime Doosan dealer, is adding a new location in South Windsor, Connecticut. The new 5,000-square-foot facility will serve customers throughout Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and New York State.

Tom Barry started Barry Equipment in 1985, and the company has been a Doosan dealer …

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Army Corps Railhead Improvements to Facilitate Deployments at Fort Drum

SYRACUSE, NY — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, will soon begin work on a $27-million project to modernize and expand railway-loading facilities for the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum in northern New York. Last fall, a contract was awarded to Structural Associates, …

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

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

“U.S. maritime ports play a critical …

Proven Ways to Increase Worker Awareness of Safety Issues

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

Takeuchi Expands Dealer Network with Three New GT Mid Atlantic Locations

FOLCROFT, PA — GT Mid Atlantic will now offer Takeuchi equipment at three additional dealer locations in Folcroft, Pennsylvania; Vineland, New Jersey; and Freehold, New Jersey. Each will sell and support Takeuchi’s compact equipment, including excavators, track loaders, and wheel loaders.

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New Jersey Governor and NJ Transit Award First Contract for Newark Penn Station's Modernization

NEWARK, NJ — NJ TRANSIT’s Board of Directors recently approved a first-of-its-kind all-inclusive professional services contract to perform master planning, design services, and construction support services as part of a long-term project for the major restoration and renovation of historic Newark Penn Station. In addition, the Board of Directors …

KCI Acquires Geomatics Practice of Weston & Sampson

SPARKS, MD — KCI Technologies Inc., a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices throughout the United States, announces the acquisition of the Geomatics practice of Weston & Sampson, a consulting firm with offices along the East Coast. The addition of the Geomatics team to KCI will further the firm’s …

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Sunbelt Rentals Gives Away Ford Bronco to Raise Money for Gary Sinise Foundation

BORDENTOWN, NJ — Sunbelt Rentals, an equipment rental company, announces the winner of the company’s First Edition for Our Heroes Sweepstakes, a fundraiser to support the Veterans Programs provided by the Gary Sinise Foundation. Sunbelt Rentals presented a 2021 fully loaded, first edition Ford Bronco to Brenda Eagle of …

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Skanska Promotes Clark and Doherty to Vice President, Field Operations

CARTERET, NJ — Skanska USA, a construction and development firm, announces the promotions of Rebecca Clark and Fintan Doherty to Vice President, Field Operations of Skanska Koch, a division Skanska USA Civil, for its Carteret-based regional operations, which includes Pennsylvania, New York, and New Jersey.

With 23 …

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

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

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Burns & McDonnell Expands New York City Office, Strengthening its Design-Build Capabilities in the Northeast

NEW YORK, NY — Burns & McDonnell is growing its Northeast operations with the expansion of its New York City presence and the addition of three industry leaders.

At 9,000 square feet, the new office will enable Burns & McDonnell to expand its work in the vertical commercial, health care, …

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As Part of a $1.5B Expansion, Javits Center Opens Working Rooftop Farm and Landscaped Terrace

NEW YORK, NY — Stantec celebrates the completion of the Javits Center’s new rooftop event space as part of its $1.5-billion expansion project on Manhattan’s West Side. The 200,000-square-foot rooftop includes a glass-enclosed pavilion, an outdoor terrace, and a one-acre working farm, which is expected to generate up to 40,000 …

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HDR, IPD Team Celebrate Opening of the Pavilion, Penn Medicine’s Vision for Advanced Care

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Designed by PennFIRST, an integrated project delivery team including HDR, Foster+Partners, BR+A, LF Driscoll, and Balfour Beatty in partnership with Penn Medicine’s clinical and facilities experts, the Pavilion at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is an inpatient facility and a …

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SLAM Designs New Facility for Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM) announces the recent completion of the 180,000-square-foot, six-story facility for the Drexel University College of Medicine at Tower Health in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania. The four-year, regional medical campus is in partnership with Tower Health. Students will receive clinical training at Reading Hospital, Tower Health’s …

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Historic Cinema Transformed into Modern Office Space in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — The Box Office is a new 77,000-square-foot anchor for the SouthSide Works live-work-play-stay development on Pittsburgh’s South Side. HOK worked with commercial real estate investment and development firm SomeraRoad to design Class-A office space that will attract tenants looking to find a new or expanded home in …

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Monroe Tractor Names Downing Operations Director for New York and New England Locations

ROCHESTER, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Greg Downing as Operations Director. Downing will be responsible for managing and communicating expectations in all areas of Monroe Tractor’s construction and agriculture locations in New York and New England.

While working for the family business, Downing took an interest in working in the …

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

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

USDOT Announces up to $606.7M TIFIA Loan for the Farley Building Transportation Project in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has provided a direct TIFIA loan in the amount of up to $606.7 million to the New York State Urban Development Corporation, doing business as Empire State Development, for the construction of the Farley Building …

ABC Announces Schmidt as 2022 National Chair

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

“As …

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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New York Governor Announces Construction Start at Largest Green Hydrogen Plant in North America

ALABAMA, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces that alternative energy technology provider Plug Power has begun construction on a $290-million electricity substation and green hydrogen fuel production facility at the Western New York Science, Technology, and Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) located in the Town of Alabama, Genesee County.

Plug Power, …

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VHB Continues to Build Transportation Practice in the Northeast

ALBANY, NY — VHB welcomes Addyson Lyons, PE, Christine Lilholt, PE, PTOE, and Diego Cabezas to a growing transportation team in VHB’s Northeast Region.

“To continue to meet the evolving needs of our transportation clients, we’re thrilled to invest in our transportation practice and welcome Addyson, Chris, and …

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Dewberry’s Bier and Alboum Named Civil Engineer and Young Civil Engineer of the Year by ASCE North Jersey Branch

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) North Jersey Branch has named Edward Bier, PE, Civil Engineer of the Year and Matthew Alboum, PE, Young Civil Engineer of the Year.

Bier is a Senior Project …

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New York Governor Unveils Commuter-First Vision for Penn Station and Revitalized Surrounding Neighborhood

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Hochul recently unveiled her vision for a new commuter-first Penn Station and revitalized surrounding neighborhood that reflects the community's needs and focuses on public transit and public realm improvements. The plan prioritizes the reconstruction of the existing station while the station expansion and the Gateway …

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Summit One Vanderbilt, an Immersive Observatory Experience, Opens to the Public

NEW YORK, NY — SL Green Realty Corp. recently celebrated the grand opening of SUMMIT One Vanderbilt, the world’s most immersive observatory experience. SL Green executives, SUMMIT One Vanderbilt creators, One Vanderbilt partners, and New York City leaders celebrated at a ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open the destination to …

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Niagara Falls State Park Transformation Initiative Wins Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) announces the Niagara Falls State Park Transformation Initiative as the 2021 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award winner. The OCEA Award, which recognizes exemplary civil engineering projects around the country, honors projects which exemplify state-of-the-art engineering skill and provide …

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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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Arthur Funk & Sons Appoints Ken Funk as New President

PALMYRA, PA — Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc. Construction Services announces that Ken Funk, PE has been appointed President of the company. An experienced, community-focused business leader, Ken will succeed outgoing President Bob Funk, PE, LEED AP, who was named Chairman of the Board. David Funk, PE has been …

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Hines Announces Expansion to Philadelphia, Taps Segal to Lead

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Hines announces it is expanding its presence in the East Region by placing renewed focus on the Philadelphia market. To lead this expansion, Hines hires Brandon Segal as Managing Director in Philadelphia. In this role, Segal will work with business leaders, liaise with teams on upcoming projects, …

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Monroe Tractor Promotes Uricchio as Parts Manager for Connecticut Location

SOUTH WINDSOR, CT — Monroe Tractor announces Mike Uricchio has been promoted to Parts Manager for the company's location in South Windsor, Connecticut.

Uricchio graduated from Porter and Chester Technical College and was employed as a Service Technician at a local equipment dealership. Shortly after in 2018, Uricchio accepted a …

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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 …

EPA Announces $13.8M WIFIA Loan to Improve Drinking Water Quality in Great Neck, New York

GREAT NECK, NY — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces a $13.8-million Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loan to the Water Authority of Great Neck North, New York, to help finance infrastructure upgrades that will modernize its water treatment plant to better address potential contaminants and better …

Pennsylvania Governor Highlights Anticipated Funding Through Federal Infrastructure Plan

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Tom Wolf shares an overview of enhancements Pennsylvania anticipates receiving through the passage of President Joe Biden's $1.2-trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

"This comprehensive package will provide critical federal funding to Pennsylvania's infrastructure, support economic growth throughout the commonwealth, and provide stable, good-paying jobs for …

AECOM to Serve as Construction Manager on the First Purpose-Built Offshore Wind Project in the United States

LOWER ALLOWAYS CREEK TOWNSHIP, NJ — AECOM announces that its AECOM Tishman business has been selected to manage construction of the New Jersey Wind Port, the nation’s first purpose-built offshore wind marshaling and manufacturing port, located in Lower Alloways Creek Township, New Jersey, on the eastern shore of the Delaware …

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Dynapac North America Names Roush President/General Manager

CHARLOTTE, NC — Dynapac announces the appointment of Jamie Roush to President/General Manager of Dynapac North America.

Roush is an industry veteran with over 20 years of experience in the equipment industry. Roush has been with Dynapac North America since the transition in 2017 and held various management positions at …

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New York Governor Announces Completion of $425M Mixed-Use Development in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Kathy Hochul announces the completion of The Fountains, a major $425-million transformative project on the state's former Brooklyn Developmental Center site in East New York. This redevelopment of a six-acre complex includes 1,163 affordable homes across several buildings, nearly 22,000 square feet of commercial space, …

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Steen Joins HDR as Highways and Roads BIM Director

PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA — Jennifer Steen, P.E., PMP, ENV SP, joins HDR as Highways and Roads BIM Director. She will assist clients in advancing their digital delivery practice, support agencies’ goals, and aid in carrying out their vision regarding building information modeling and digital delivery.

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VHB-Led Master Plan Takes Off at Syracuse Hancock International Airport

SYRACUSE, NY — VHB recently kicked off the Syracuse Hancock International Airport Master Plan Update, a 20-year infrastructure development plan to outline the future needs of the regional airport for the client, Syracuse Regional Airport Authority. As the airport expands due to growing interest in the area by cargo- and …

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 …

Bush Joins Consigli as Director of Operations, New York City Metro Region

NEW YORK, NY — Consigli Construction Co., Inc. announces the addition of Laura Bush to its New York City leadership team, where she will serve as Director of Operations, NYC Metro Region. With over 25 years of experience, Bush’s role will focus on growth and development in the region as …

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Route 1 Congestion Relief Project Named Finalist in America’s Best Transportation Project Competition

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces that the Route 1 Permanent Hard Shoulder Running Project, which uses the shoulder as a travel lane during peak commuting times to relieve congestion and improve safety, has been named a finalist in AASHTO’s 2021 America’s …

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Next Gen Demolition

A nation’s buildings stand as a visual representation of its history. In New England, that history is written in stone and red-brick facades overlooking century-old neighborhoods. Recent trends are bringing people and businesses back to these urban centers, forcing developers and city managers to find ways to reimagine spaces to …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

Articulated hauler specialist Terex Trucks rebrands as Rokbak and announces its vision for an exciting new future. The Scottish manufacturer unveiled the new brand at a digital launch event on September 1, attended by dealers, customers, media, and Volvo Group colleagues from around the world.

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

BIM (building information modeling) is an intelligent 3-D model-based process that gives architecture and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage projects.

Forgoing the traditionally siloed architecture, engineering and construction disciplines using BIM can develop more integrated workflows to improve collaboration through the …

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New STEM Building at University of Pittsburgh at Bradford Breaks Ground

BRADFORD, PA — The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford (known as Pitt-Bradford) is celebrating the groundbreaking for construction of its new, 39,000-square-foot Engineering & Information Technologies Building. The project was designed by national architecture/engineering firm, HED, working with LGA Partners as the architect of record, interior designer, and construction …

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Curry Supply Co. Hires Nassif as Senior Director of Supply Chain

MARTINSBURG, PA — Curry Supply Company announces that Esber Nassif has joined Curry Supply as Senior Director of Supply Chain. In this new role, Nassif is responsible for the company’s overall supply chain operations, including purchasing and inventory of materials, managing vendor relationships and development, inbound and outbound logistics, and …

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Gallup Joins Dewberry to Lead Civil Department in New York

NEW YORK, NY — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Bob Gallup, PE, has joined the firm as an Associate Vice President and Civil Department Manager in the New York City office.

Gallup has more than 35 years of design and construction experience with transportation …

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Daniels Joins Gilbane Building Company to Expand Business Development in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — Gilbane Building Company announces the addition of Delphine Daniels, Associate AIA as a Business Development Manager in the New York City office. Daniels brings 16 years of business development experience and has been successful in developing influential relationships while driving organizational awareness and growth.

In her …

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Northeast Community Propel Academy Opens its Doors for 1,600 Philadelphia Students

PHILADELPHIA, PA — After more than a year of remote learning, 1,600 students from the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) recently returned to school in the new Northeast Community Propel Academy, a 180,000-square-foot K-8 facility resulting from a public-private partnership (P3) between the district and the experts at Gilbane and …

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Tkacz to Lead HDR’s Eastern US Health Practice

RICHMOND, VA — Sandy Tkacz, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, NCARB, has been named U.S. East Region Health Director for HDR’s architecture practice. In this role, she will serve as the Health Practice Leader for the Boston, New York, Princeton, Arlington, Richmond, Philadelphia, Charlotte, Atlanta, and Tampa architecture studios to …

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Horizontal Directional Drilling Operator Training Pays Dividends

For over a decade, the team at Rays Electrical Services in Elgin, Illinois has worked diligently to earn the reputation of being a quality residential and commercial electrician for the greater Chicago area. Since Ray Sakolari opened the company in 2008, he’s made a commitment to employees, customers, and family …

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Preventing Heavy Equipment Theft

Heavy equipment theft of everything from forklifts, skid steers, and trucks to bulldozers, backhoes, excavators, and wheel loaders can be a serious issue for business owners, whether at the rental yard or jobsite. Stealing batteries, catalytic converters, and entire vehicles can be a relatively low-risk, high-reward opportunity for thieves unless …

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For Workforce Wearables on Construction Sites, Comfort and Mobility Must Go Hand In Hand With Assistance

A few years ago, I worked with a warehouse stocker named John who had injured his back and was looking to get back to full duty. His job was important to him because he had a family to support, which included taking care of an adult son with special needs. …

Fernandez Holdings Acquires Nortrax Inc. and Schmidt Equipment Inc. to Become United Construction & Forestry

SCARBOROUGH, ME — Fernandez Holdings, Inc., which owns 57 John Deere Ag and Turf dealerships in the Northeast and South Central U.S., has acquired 14 John Deere Construction and Forestry stores, nine locations from Nortrax, Inc. in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and New York, and five stores in Massachusetts …

Two New Jersey DOT Projects Earn Regional Recognition in AASHTO’s 2021 America's Transportation Awards

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announces that two NJDOT projects have been named regional winners in the 2021 America’s Transportation Awards Competition. NJDOT received awards for two small category projects: Route 1 Permanent Hard Shoulder Running Project (Operations Excellence category) and Transportation Asset Management System …

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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 …

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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Manhattan Construction Company Announces the Promotion of Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations

DALLAS, TX — Manhattan Construction Company, a national construction services firm, announces the promotion of Jim Cuddihee to Senior Vice President of Field Operations. Cuddihee will provide executive oversight of the company's safety and quality programs, project team performance, project management, and craft education programs. Cuddihee previously served as …

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Optimizing Self-Cleaning Screen Media to Reduce Blinding and Plugging

In the aggregate industry, efficient screening is critical to achieve not only high production but also accurately sized product for particular applications and projects. However, two of the most common production bottlenecks – screen blinding and plugging – must be minimized to run an effective, profitable operation.

Blinding occurs when …

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Curry Supply Co. Hires Rearick as Regional Sales Manager

MARTINSBURG, PA — Curry Supply Company announces that it has welcomed Christopher Rearick on board as a Sales Manager in the Northeast region. Rearick is a sales veteran who will be responsible for the distribution and sales of Curry Supply’s products and services throughout the Northeast.

Within his day-to-day operations, …

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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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Newman Joins Stantec’s Urban Places as Practice Leader

NEW YORK, NY — Global integrated design firm Stantec hires industry veteran Margaret Newman to lead its growing Urban Places practice in New York City. The addition bolsters the firm’s capabilities in smart infrastructure, designing livable communities, and mobility.

“Cities are on the cusp of a new revolution that leverages …

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LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B is World’s First to Achieve LEED v4 Gold Certification

NEW YORK, NY — LaGuardia Airport’s new Terminal B in New York City has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) v4 Gold certification by the U.S. Green Building Council, making it the first airport terminal to achieve this designation under more stringent LEED v4 requirements. The …

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Dewberry Welcomes Transit Environmental Specialist Quagliata

PARSIPPANY, NJ — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Antoinette Quagliata, ENV SP, LEED AP, has joined the firm as Manager of Sustainability Services for the northeast environmental practice, based in the firm’s Parsippany, New Jersey, office.

Quagliata has more than 20 years of experience …

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SEAA Names Gum New Executive Director

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

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

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New York Governor Announces Completion of Pudding Street Bridge and Intersection Reconfiguration in Putnam Valley

PUTNAM VALLEY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that work is complete on the $28.9-million project to construct a new bridge over the Taconic State Parkway at the Pudding Street intersection in Putnam Valley as well as new ramps to better enable motorists to get on and off the …

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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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Murphy Administration Announces $161.25M in FY22 County Aid in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces the release of $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2022 County Aid to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The program is funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

“Providing state funding to county …

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Winnie Joins D&B Engineers and Architects as Senior Project Manager/LSRP

WOODBURY, NY — D&B Engineers and Architects (D&B) welcomes Nick Winnie as a Senior Project Manager. Winnie, a Licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) and a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager, will oversee and manage the firm's environmental investigations, remediation, and compliance projects in New Jersey.

“Mr. Winnie’s 16 years of practical, …

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How Innovative Technology Can Support the Response to the Infrastructure Damage Caused by Wildfires

As California concludes another hot, dry summer, the state faced another historic wildfire season. Not only are residents subject to unhealthy levels of smoke and significant property destruction as a result of the wildfires, but they must also face damage to public infrastructure caused by the fires or other related …

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Heavy Equipment Dealers Increase Profitability with GPS Tracking

Heavy equipment dealers’ profitability depends on efficiently renting out their assets and keeping it in good working order for the long term, whether that involves tractor trailers, semi-trailers, or moving trailers; buses or RVs; backhoes, bulldozers, cranes, excavators, scrapers, graders, dump trucks, or all-terrain forklifts.

To maximize profitability, dealers need …

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Why Smart Roads are Just as Important as Autonomous Vehicles

There’s no doubt that self-driving cars, or autonomous vehicles (AVs), are much safer than the average person-manned vehicle. In fact, more than 90 percent of serious crashes are due to human error, which means autonomous vehicles have the potential to significantly reduce the number of collisions and save lives.

However, …

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Weekly News and Year-Round Value

When David Gordon joined the Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) as Executive Director in December 2020, he focused on one main goal.

“As we continue to grow our membership, we have to continue providing year-round value,” he said. “Our mission is to help our members be more profitable and successful …

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BIM Industry Standards Create Predictability and Cost Efficiency

The adoption of technology in the construction industry in 2020 hit a record high, outpacing even the most aggressive forecasts and there are no signs of this momentum slowing. In fact, the annual Global BIM Industry Report has projected the global building information modeling (BIM) market will grow from $4.5 …

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CTS Maintenance Tips to Extend Equipment Life

Landscapers and dedicated green industry professionals know that the key to success lies in their machines. Whether operating a ride-on trencher or walk-behind machine, it’s the performance parts – the chain, teeth and sprockets (CTS) – that often determine the productivity of an operation. In other words, when faced with …

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Six Tips for Selecting the Right Traveling Axle Trailer

Finding a level surface with plenty of room to load a trailer on today’s congested jobsite is challenging. Towing and recovery operators have it even worse – struggling to move dead equipment, often singlehandedly, while also contending with traffic, poor visibility and soft shoulders. Operators in the towing and recovery, …

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

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

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

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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Alampalli Joins Stantec’s Bridge Sector as Structural Health Monitoring and Testing Lead

ALBANY, NY — Sreenivas Alampalli, Ph.D., joins global design firm Stantec as a Senior Principal in the Transportation Practice. Based in the firm’s Albany office, he will focus on asset management in the Bridge Sector, including structural health monitoring and nondestructive evaluation services.

Alampalli brings 30 years of experience …

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Two Students Receive Scholarships in Construction Trades from Arthur Funk & Sons

LEBANON, PA — The leadership team Arthur Funk & Sons, Inc., Construction Services, recently announced the two students awarded the Henry Funk Memorial Scholarship. The students are Matthew Brown, a senior at a Lebanon High School, and Matthew Leedy, a senior at Cedar Crest High School.

According …

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

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

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Holt Welcomes McKay as New Director of Estimating

NEW YORK, NY — Holt Construction has hired Jason McKay as their new Director of Estimating. McKay brings with him over 20 years of experience in estimating and purchasing to the company. His expertise lies in, but is not limited to, health care, educational, financial, commercial, and corporate interiors.

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SLAM Completes Phase Three ICU/IMU Floor at Doylestown Health's Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion

PHILADELPHIA, PA — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), in partnership with Doylestown Health, has completed phase three of the new $54-million, 100,000-square-foot, three-story addition to Doylestown Hospital, called the Cardiovascular and Critical Care Pavilion. Phase three marks another milestone in the hospital’s commitment to expanding care for their most vulnerable patients, …

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Electrical Safety Awareness for Non-Electrical Contractors

Electrical safety awareness isn’t just for electricians. Believe it or not, non-electrical workers actually run the largest exposure to electrical hazards. Without the electrical training that licensed electrical professionals receive, one careless mistake can turn into a big accident – or worse.

By paying attention to the small details, you …

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The Risks of Not Knowing Who’s On Your Job Site

The pandemic has driven general contractors (GCs) to diligently record who is at their job sites and headquarters. This primarily includes workers, subcontractors, developers, realtors, and property managers. With so many different people coming onto a job site and staying anywhere from 30 minutes to several weeks or months, it …

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The Simple Keys to Vacuum Excavation Success

Vacuum excavators are one of the fastest growing machine segments in the underground construction industry. Originally popularized by their role in daylighting existing utilities on directional drilling jobs, these machines are now being used for irrigation installation, landscaping, and even nursery tasks.

One reason for this growth is that vacuum …

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Tier 3 Nozzles Optimize Sewer Crew Efficiency and Profitability

For contractors responsible for sewer, storm and sanitary line cleaning, hose nozzles are an essential tool that directs pressurized water to clear out obstructions such as silt, sludge, grease, mineral buildup, and tree roots as part of required maintenance or to prepare pipes for re-lining. In this way, the nozzle …

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Instant Concrete Moisture Measurement Ensures Construction Quality and Speed

In the construction industry, the quality of cast-in-place concrete foundations, superstructure, slabs, stairs, and architectural features, along with the speed of project completion, can largely depend on getting moisture measurement right – and the same is true with the masonry mortar used to build brick, block, or stone walls.

Water …

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Proper Care Pays Off Over Time

It’s become a fact of life: When you need to work for extended periods of time in high, hard-to-reach places, you turn to mobile elevated work platforms, or MEWPs (also known as aerial work platforms). Over the years, two of the most popular MEWPs – scissor lifts and boom lifts …

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Integrated Precision

Hitachi continues to provide customers with efficient, reliable and durable equipment featuring advanced technology – the newest being factory-integrated Solution Linkage 2D and 3D Grade Control.

“We gave a sneak peek of Hitachi’s grade control technology at CONEXPO-CON/AGG last year,” said Justin Steger, Solutions Marketing Manager, Site Development and …

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Richard F. Mulá Architects Announces Merger with Core Design Group

LANCASTER, PA — Richard F Mulá Architects LLC., a Lancaster-based design and planning firm, announces that it will be merging with CORE Design Group, a national architecture and structural engineering firm.

The merger will create an architectural practice with offices in York, Lancaster, and the Eastern Shore of …

AECOM to Provide Program Management Services for New Jersey Turnpike Interchange 1 to 4 Widening Program

WOODBRIDGE, NJ — AECOM announces that it has been selected to provide program management services for the New Jersey Turnpike Authority’s $1.1-billion Interchange 1 to 4 Widening Program. AECOM will provide program management, preliminary engineering, and environmental services for the project’s permitting, design, and construction phases.

“We look forward to …

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Arverne East Achieves Clear Path Toward Construction

NEW YORK, NY — Arverne East, a multifaceted, 116-acre development in the Rockaways at the far edge of New York City recently achieved multiple milestones that will advance the development toward construction. The development obtained Uniform Land Use Review Procedure approvals, construction is set to begin on the nature preserve …

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New York Governor Announces Construction Completion and Opening of Under The K Bridge Park in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces the completion of construction and official opening of Under the K Bridge Park, which will utilize land occupied by the former Kosciuszko Bridge to transform nearly seven acres beneath the Kosciuszko Bridge in Brooklyn into open space for the North Brooklyn …

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

NEW YORK, NY — Ana Maria Ruiz Jimenez, Ph.D., joins HNTB Corporation’s national tunnel practice as Principal Engineer and Associate Vice President. She is based in the firm’s Empire State Building office and serves as an accomplished resource to clients and projects across the nation.

With nearly three …

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Terramac Expands Dealer Network with Alta Equipment Company Partnership

NEW YORK, NY — Terramac, a manufacturer of rubber track crawler carriers, continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Alta Equipment Company to its growing dealer network. Alta Equipment Company in the Northeast, is a heavy equipment provider with over 50 years of experience serving …

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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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Thunder Creek Fueling Efficiency in the Big Woods for H2Dig LLC

Tucked away amongst wide swaths of agricultural fields and small, rural communities the Big Woods private waterfowl preserve is being developed by H2Dig LLC. The company specializes in premium outdoor recreational development and oftentimes is working in remote areas without great access to service stations, fuel, or equipment maintenance …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

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

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Why Tank Chances?

Water is an essential component of any construction or roadbuilding project. From dust control to site prep and compaction, thousands of gallons of water are required every day. How it is hauled and applied can significantly impact overall productivity and safety. Though water tanks appear basic, certain factors can have …

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Hooklift vs Cable Hoist, What’s the Best Choice for Me?

When it comes to loading containers or truck bodies onto a truck chassis, regions around the world have traditionally opted for different equipment. The North American waste and recycling market usually favors the cable hoist, while the hooklift has been more prominent internationally.

One trend that all customers are impacted …

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NETA Shares Outlook for the Work Truck Industry

The work truck industry includes some of the largest motor vehicle businesses in the world supplying truck chassis (incomplete vehicles) that will be completed by upfitters, using specialized bodies and equipment. These companies are all part of the complex process of producing work trucks, which starts with vocational fleets ordering …

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Succeeding with Standardization

For fleet owners looking to standardize their operation, selecting a trailer manufacturer might feel more like picking a favorite sports team than a strategic move to maximize hauling equipment investments. To some extent, it is. Teams with dedicated fans play smart and deliver results year after year. Similarly, original equipment …

Safety When Working On Geothermal Energy Projects

As debates about global warming get more intense and energy prices climb, there is growing interest in the advantages of geothermal energy. Such energy involves using heat generated by the Earth itself to condition spaces and generate electricity. While geothermal energy has not caught on in a big way in …

Pennsylvania DOT Innovations Challenge Winners Announced

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

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

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Michael Baker International Names Liebgold Vice President and Newark, New Jersey Office Executive

NEWARK, NJ — Michael Baker International, a provider of engineering, planning, and consulting services, announces that David Liebgold, P.E., P.P., has been promoted to Vice President and Office Executive for the firm’s Newark, New Jersey, office. In his new role, Liebgold will leverage his 23 years of industry …

New York Governor Announces Nearly $42M in Repavement Projects for Key Interstates in Finger Lakes Region

ROCHESTER, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that work has begun on two projects totaling nearly $42 million to restore the riding conditions and enhance safety along two key stretches of interstates in the Rochester-Finger Lakes region: I-390 from Route 5&20 (Exit 10) in Avon to the Thruway (Exit …

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HNTB Promotes Dippel to President, Mid-Atlantic Division

ARLINGTON, VA — HNTB Corporation names Michelle Dippel President of the firm’s Mid-Atlantic Division. As Division President, Dippel oversees complex infrastructure programs, business operations, and more than 600 HNTB professionals from Pennsylvania to South Carolina who deliver them. She is based in HNTB’s Arlington, Virginia, office.

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Heavy Equipment Underground Waste Disposal Systems

Heavy equipment dealers, rental companies, and service centers with underground waste disposal systems – floor drains or sinks in service bays that connect to a septic system or dry well (i.e.- catch basins) – are regulated by the EPA.

During normal vehicle repair and maintenance, fluids such as engine oil, …

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Utility Inspection Systems and Their Benefits

It is obvious that knowing the condition of underground sewer and water infrastructure is necessary to properly maintain essential services, and today’s CCTV (closed circuit television) inspection systems visually identify structural and maintenance issues like cracks, broken or collapsed pipe, infiltration, grease, and roots, as well as other issues.

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PennDOT to Rehabilitate 232-Year-Old Trinity Lane Bridge Over Gulph Mills Creek in Upper Merion Township

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) announces that construction has begun on a project to rehabilitate the 232-year-old bridge carrying Trinity Lane (Route 320) over Gulph Mills Creek in Upper Merion Township, Montgomery County. During the three-month rehabilitation project, PennDOT’s contractor will utilize original salvaged …

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US Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command Selects Stantec for Large Waterfront Project Support

KITTERY, ME — The U.S. Navy’s Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Mid-Atlantic has selected global design firm Stantec to lead multidiscipline architect‐engineer services as part of a five-year, $60-million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract. Through this IDIQ contract, Stantec will support the planning, design, construction, and renovation of large waterfront …

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New York Governor Announces Niagara Falls State Park to Build $46M Visitor Center

NIAGARA FALLS, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces the design for a new, $46-million visitor center in Niagara Falls State Park. The new facility will be a gateway to adventure along the Niagara River Corridor, greatly improving the visitor experience, complementing nature, increasing the length of visits within the …

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Monroe Tractor Names Long Chief Financial Officer

ROCHESTER, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Karen Long as Chief Financial Officer. Long replaces Michael Celentano, Vice President - CFO, who after 47 years of service enjoys his new career in retirement. Long brings over 20 years of financial experience in industries that involved distribution and retail across multiple …

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Congressionally Requested Report Finds That Most of Interstate System Needs to be Reconstructed and Modernized, Requiring More Than a Doubling of Current Funding

WASHINGTON, D.C. — As the U.S. Interstate Highway System reaches 65 years old, it is congested, carries significant levels of travel — particularly by large trucks — and lacks adequate funding to make needed repairs and improvements. America’s most critical transportation link will need to be rebuilt and expanded to …

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Vacuum Excavators Help Maryville Municipality Expand and Maintain Its Underground Infrastructure

Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the City of Maryville, a suburb of Knoxville, Tennessee, is going through a growth spurt. With a population of nearly 30,000 people and climbing, the town has experienced a big spike in utility development within the last two to three years. …

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Cutting Inefficiency, Not Corners

Demolition, like every industry, is constantly evolving. To keep ahead of the curve, contractors seek out the machines and methods that increase productivity while decreasing the physical toll on workers.

Concrete sawing is viable option for fast, effective removal. However, savvy contractors are finding that adding remote-control demolition robots to …

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Improving Efficiency in Roadbuilding

Let’s face it, road widening, aggregate placement, backfilling, and other road construction tasks have always been messy, backbreaking operations. Busy road construction seasons, limited budgets, and a number of other elements have constrained equipment innovation for decades. This has left road crews in the dust, relying heavily on traditional methods …

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Eight Factors to Consider When Selecting an Exosuit for Your Workers

A construction site can be a bad back waiting to happen.

Whether it’s a brick mason, concrete finisher, roofer, or any other necessary occupation for a job site, workers are at risk of work-related musculoskeletal disorders (WMSDs) because of the nature of the job – the awkward postures, repetitive lifting, …

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Top Three Technologies That Drive Preconstruction and Streamline the Build

There’s been considerable excitement and energy around machine control and autonomous operations in the construction space in recent years. And rightfully so – big machines that can grade a site to centimeter tolerances on the first go without operator assistance is worthy of celebration.

But what about the tools and …

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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.

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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 …

KOBELCO USA Adds Marshall Machinery to Growing Dealer Network

HONESDALE, PA — KOBELCO Construction Machinery USA continues to expand representation in the North American market by adding Marshall Machinery to its nationwide dealer network. Marshall Machinery will represent the full line of KOBELCO excavators in Pennsylvania.

“Marshall Machinery is committed to delivering total customer satisfaction,” said Jack Fendrick, …

PC Construction Pledges $60,000 to Fight Hunger

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT — The employee-owners of PC Construction have prioritized hunger relief in their corporate giving, announcing that the company will give a total of $60,000 to hunger-fighting organizations in 2021.

The company also gave to hunger relief in 2020, as the number of Vermont families struggling with food …

Murphy Administration Announces $47.3M in FY2021 Local Bridge Fund Grants

TRENTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announces 39 Local Bridge Fund grants totaling $47.3 million to help counties maintain local bridges in a state of good repair.

“The Murphy Administration is committed to improving the quality of life in New Jersey, and the Local Bridge Fund …

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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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Monroe Tractor Celebrates 70 Years of Business

HENRIETTA, NY — It all started in May of 1951 in a 30 by 40-foot cinder block building in Henrietta, New York. When Monroe Tractor’s Founder, Henry Hansen and wife Dorothy Hansen opened the doors to their family’s Case agriculture dealership they had a mission: “Where courtesy dwells, service …

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Curry Supply Appoints Brun as Regional Sales Manager

MARTINSBURG, PA — In a strategic move to strengthen Curry Supply’s footprint in its Great Lakes sales territory, the company announces John Brun, West Virginia resident, as a Regional Sales Manager. Brun will personify Curry Supply’s corporate values while applying his experience in the heavy equipment industry to …

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Stantec Unveils Concept Designs for Battery Coastal Resilience Project in Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY — Global design firm Stantec releases concept design renderings for the $129-million Battery Coastal Resilience Project in Lower Manhattan. Stantec is serving as lead designer for the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) project, which will ensure usability of this public space for millions of yearly …

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Pivotal Machines

Skid steer and compact track loaders are pivotal machines on any jobsite, offering compact convenience and robust power to operators of all skill levels. With the ability to tackle a variety of jobs and applications, adding the versatility of an attachment can make all the difference in the capabilities of …

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Announces Two New Programs to Increase Productivity

Hitachi Construction Machinery recently announced two new programs aimed to help customers increase productivity and cost-savings. Dedicated to providing customers with efficient, reliable, and durable machines, Hitachi Construction continues to provide the latest technology and product offerings to help customers get the most out of their Hitachi machines.

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Turn One Machine into a Multi-faceted Workhorse with Stand-on Skid Steer Attachments

As we transition into the warmer months, demand for a variety of landscape, hardscape, tree care, utility installation, and overall construction-grade tasks begin to rise. While stand-on skid steers have been used primarily as loaders in the past, they are becoming more popular in a wider array of jobs in …

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Six Tips to Optimize Compact Track Loader Forestry Performance

Spring is just around the corner and that means land clearing contractors will be out in full force. While many jobs can be fulfilled using a standard compact track loader (CTL) with a simple bucket, overgrown areas with thick brush and trees require heavier-duty forestry attachments. And powering these attachments …

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Big Iron, Attachments, and Technology Come of Age

For many highway and heavy contractors, it’s not only the machines used on-site that drive project productivity – it’s also the attachments.

From buckets, hammers, and cutters to rippers, brooms, and grabbers, these heavy equipment accessories are designed to enhance the use of big (and little) iron while driving productivity …

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The Right Attachment for the Job

Telehandlers are a popular choice for a wide range of material handling applications on job sites due to the variety of attachments they can be equipped with. The versatility of these machines allows operators the ability to perform a variety of job site tasks. Unlike forklifts, which rely on a …

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Rise of the Machines

Change has always been a constant in the construction and demolition industry. Contractors, workers and project managers pushing for safer, more productive solutions have transformed the modern jobsite from a buzzing hive that relied predominantly on manual labor to a streamlined operation dominated by hard-hitting machines.

In today’s competitive market, …

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Equipment Evolution

Demolition and recycling equipment is evolving and is going to change quickly in the next five to 10 years. Manufacturers are leading this effort with input from their customers.

Advances are happening in wireless technology, microchips, machine learning, artificial intelligence, automation, cameras, sensors, touch screens, and batteries. These technologies are …

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The Sound of Silence

Like the air we breathe, sound is an important, yet often overlooked, part of our daily lives. And, just as air quality and its effects on health have become an important part of the safety conversation, the negative effects of sound exposure on employees and the public are a growing …

New York Governor Announces $48.9M for Clean Water Systems and Local Drinking Water Infrastructure Projects Statewide

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that the New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation Board of Directors has approved more than $48 million in grants, interest-free loans, and low-cost loans to support vital drinking water and wastewater infrastructure projects across New York state. The FY 2022 Enacted Budget …

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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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. …

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

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

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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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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Zugibe Named CEO of Holt Construction Corp.

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

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Volvo Construction Equipment to Invest $4.3M in North American Training Facility

SHIPPENSBURG, PA — Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is making a major investment in technical training facilities and programs with the addition of a $4.3-million training center in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. Upon its planned opening by the end of 2022, the facility will provide a space to develop and deliver in-person …

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Performance-Based Smoke Detection Reduces Cost and Enhances Safety

Today, the owners of a growing number of non-standard building designs like museums, arenas, stadiums and structures with atria or large open spaces are turning to performance-based design for substantial cost savings and enhanced safety while maintaining architectural concerns.

As an International Code Council (ICC) accepted alternative, performance-based design allows …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Getting the Most From Compact Track Loaders

Compact track loaders are an increasingly vital part of contractors’ businesses. The sheer versatility of these machines allows them to thrive in a variety of working conditions, and – thanks in part to growing attachment diversity – CTLs can be used for more applications than ever. A strategic purchase of …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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Enhancing Safety in the Heavy Equipment Rental Industry

Renting heavy machinery has become increasingly popular in the construction and mining industries with many companies now opting to rent instead of purchase equipment. In fact, market analysts predict that the heavy equipment rental industry is set to grow by 11 percent over the next three years as construction companies …

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How to Maximize Bridge Repair Productivity with Hydrodemolition Attachments

For decades, road and bridge repair contractors have relied on the power and precision of hydrodemolition robots to increase efficiency for concrete removal and surface preparation applications. Traditional methods of bridge deck repair took hours of manual labor using handheld water jetting equipment or handheld pneumatic tools. By switching to …

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Towers of Tomorrow

Despite COVID-19’s tumultuous toll on urban living, there will come a day when normalcy returns to large metropolitan areas. Human beings are resilient; they will continue to work, learn, live, and play following economic downturns and unprecedented times that temporarily rid cities of normal activity. Downtowns have a future, and …

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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 …

LiuGong Recognizes New Jersey Dealer for Partnership Longevity

BAYVILLE, NJ — LiuGong Machinery recently awarded a LiuGong North America dealer Partnership Award, which commemorates 10 years of partnership between LiuGong and the dealer. The award was given to Jersey Rents Equipment Sales & Service of Bayville, New Jersey. The dealer rents, sells, and services LiuGong Construction Equipment.

Jersey …

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Thorough Accident Investigations Require Seven Steps

While there’s a big difference between investigating a workplace incident and finding someone to blame for it, companies frequently confuse the two concepts. When something goes wrong, they work hard to identify those at fault, and that’s where the investigation ends.

Most workplace incidents are not that clear-cut. An individual …

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Curry Supply Company Hires Wilson as Vice President of Operations

MARTINSBURG, PA — Curry Supply appoints Cory Wilson as the company’s Vice President of Operations. In this role, Wilson oversees all elements of the company’s supply chain, manufacturing, and engineering, ensuring that excellence in quality remains central to Curry’s customer value proposition and growth strategy.

“Our goal is to be …

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Modjeski and Masters Promotes Engineers Across Firm

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Modjeski and Masters, a firm focusing on the design, inspection, and rehabilitation of all bridge types, including long-span and movable structures, announces the promotion of several employees to various leadership roles within the firm.

Kevin Johns has been appointed to Vice President and will retain his …

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Dewberry Welcomes Transportation Expert Chakrabarty

NEW YORK, NY — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Indradeep Chakrabarty, AICP, has joined the firm as a Senior Project Manager and Senior Planner in the northeast environmental practice.

Chakrabarty has more than 18 years of experience managing and delivering transportation and environmental planning …

Turner Tops Out The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard

NEW YORK, NY — Turner Construction Company in New York City, recently raised the final beam more than 1,000 feet to celebrate the official topping out of the The Spiral at 66 Hudson Boulevard, which will represent the future of connected workspace for industry leaders.

“The topping out at The …

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Holt Construction Corp. Announces New Hires and Internal Promotions

PEARL RIVER, NY — Holt Construction Corp. (Holt) announces the firm’s expansion and major investment in new industry talent, as well as several internal promotions.

“We have always been committed to building the brightest, most experienced and diverse project teams,” said Jack Holt, Holt’s Chairman. “Our firm is held …

Murphy Administration Announces $29M in FY2021 Rail Freight Assistance Program Grants

TRENTON, NJ — The Murphy Administration announces 10 grants totaling more than $29 million through the New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) FY2021 Rail Freight Assistance Program.

The grants help support economic activity by preserving and improving the existing freight transportation system and by making freight rail service more …

Using Good Catches to Increase Worker Ownership of Safety

There’s an old adage that says, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It’s applicable to many situations, but especially so when it comes to workplace safety. Safety professionals have long recognized the value of prevention, and the well-known Heinrich model clearly illustrates that value. For every …

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Monroe Tractor Names Padoleski CE Director of Sales for New York and New England Locations

ALBANY, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Mark Padoleski as CE Director of Sales. Padoleski will be responsible for managing and communicating expectations in all areas of Monroe Tractor’s CE sales locations in New York and New England.

Padoleski brings over 20 years of industry experience with CASE equipment. His construction …

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Skanska Completes Transformation of the James A. Farley Building into New York City’s New Moynihan Train Hall

NEW YORK, NY — Construction and development firm Skanska announces that it has completed the significant transformation of the James A. Farley Post Office Building into the new 225,000-square-foot, 21st century Moynihan Train Hall for Empire State Development. The mixed-use Moynihan Train Hall increases total concourse floor space in …

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Stantec-Designed One Vanderbilt Avenue Transit Improvements Open for Public Use

NEW YORK, NY — The completion of One Vanderbilt Avenue, which is the second tallest office tower in New York City at 1,401 feet, marks a significant milestone for the Midtown transit system. All components of One Vanderbilt’s $220-million transit improvement project, designed by a Stantec-led team and funded …

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Volvo CE Expands Territory in New York State with Alta Equipment Group

SYRACUSE, NY — Alta Equipment Group (Alta), a provider of industrial and construction equipment and related services and a Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) dealer, is expanding its territory into New York State. The Detroit, Michigan-based company has purchased the construction equipment assets of Vantage Equipment and will initially offer …

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Empire Crane Company Becomes Authorized Tadano Distributor

SYRACUSE, NY — Tadano America Corporation announces that Empire Crane Company, headquartered in Syracuse, New York, has been added as an authorized distributor for Tadano cranes in the northeastern United States. Since opening in 2002, Empire Crane has been a partner in the lifting industry and is an authorized …

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Sustainable Construction Waste Management and LEED

There was an estimated 600 million tons of construction and demolition (C&D) waste generated in the United States in 2018 alone, which is more than double the amount of Municipal Solid Waste (i.e. normal garbage). Concrete accounted for the largest portion of this C&D waste (67.5 percent), followed by asphalt …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

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

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Finding a Snow-Worthy Track Loader

What’s better for clearing snow, a skid steer or a compact track loader? The common perception is that a wheeled machine would fare better, and it’s often true with many track loaders. It’s why many compact track loaders are parked for the winter while their wheeled counterparts keep working. However, …

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Elon University Puts Vacuum Excavator to Work in a Wide Range of Applications

Traditionally, vacuum excavators have been used by contractors for daylighting buried utilities, minimizing disruption to the impacted area, and leaving behind a negligible mess. Today, the benefits of soft digging – the process of using a combination of suction and high-pressure water and air to remove dirt and other materials …

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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 …

U.S. DOT Announces $766.5M Grant Agreement to New Jersey Transit for the Portal North Bridge Project in Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $766.5-million Capital Investment Grant (CIG) agreement with New Jersey Transit Corporation (New Jersey Transit) for the Portal North Bridge Project in Hudson County, New Jersey. The project will improve the reliability of commuter rail …

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. …

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U.S. DOT Launches New Regional Infrastructure Accelerators Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Transportation recently launched a new demonstration program to establish several Regional Infrastructure Accelerators (Accelerators), which will expedite delivery of transportation infrastructure projects through finance and delivery methods. The department’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) issued a Notice of Funding Opportunity to solicit applications …

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New York State Thruway Authority’s $355M Cashless Tolling Project Now Operational

ALBANY, NY — Stantec, along with project partners Cashless Tolling Constructors, LLC and KC Engineering and Land Surveying, P.C. celebrate a significant milestone as the New York State Thruway Authority’s (NYSTA) $355-million project to implement cashless tolling along 450 miles of roadway is now operational. As part of the …

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Empire Crane Adds Shimalla as Salesman for New Jersey

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — Patrick Shimalla is the newest addition to Empire Crane’s sales team. As the New Jersey Sales Representative, he will be responsible for assisting customers throughout New Jersey with crane purchases, rentals, and directing them to the parts and service teams. Shimalla has experience in construction with …

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Collaborative Aggregates Marketing Director Returns to Private Practice

LOWELL, MA — Collaborative Aggregates LLC (CollAgg) Director of Marketing, F. Peter Montenegro, is returning to private consulting practice as of January 2, 2021.

In a joint announcement with the Lowell, Massachusetts, company, Montenegro said he is headed for semi-retirement status, in which he will serve as an independent …

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RAL Development Services’ Broadridge Project Launches in Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA, PA — RAL Development Services (RAL), a real estate development firm based in New York City, announces the launch of Broadridge, a 14-story mixed-use project located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Broadridge will include 305,000 square feet of residential space distributed among 478 rental units that range from studio apartments to …

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SmithGroup Hires Hill to Expand Business Development in the Midwest

PITTSBURGH, PA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has hired Carla Hill to serve as Director of Business Development for its Detroit and Pittsburgh offices. As a regional resource, Hill will support the company’s Higher Education and Health Practices, expanding the firm’s opportunity pipeline and connecting clients in need …

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McCarthy Building Companies Partners with Adaptive Construction Solutions in Support of Veterans

McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces a new partnership with Adaptive Construction Solutions, Inc. (ACS) to recruit and train veterans for careers in the construction trades, addressing a national workforce shortage. Together, the two organizations will identify and enroll veterans with military occupational specialties in an apprenticeship program that can lead …

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Wells Fargo 2021 Economic Outlook

The longest U.S. economic expansion since the end of the Second World War came to an abrupt end earlier this year as the COVID-19 pandemic essentially shut down the economy. Following an unprecedented plunge in Q2-2020 – real GDP nosedived at an annualized rate of 31.4 percent – economic activity …

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

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

The Power of Where Symposium Puts Spatial Intelligence at Your Fingertips on January 26

DENVER, CO — Process innovation specialist to the AEC industry, MG AEC Technology Partners (MG), invites the industry to The Power of Where, an online symposium illuminating the intersection of BIM and GIS technologies. Sponsored by Autodesk and GIS industry leader, Esri, the January 26, 2021 virtual conference will …

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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. …

New York State DOT Announces Major Construction Complete on Freemans Bridge Rehabilitation

SCHENECTADY, NY — New York State Department of Transportation Commissioner Marie Therese Dominguez announces that major construction has been completed on the rehabilitation of Freemans Bridge over the Mohawk River in Schenectady County. The project eased travel and enhanced safety along a heavily traveled connector between the City of Schenectady …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

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

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

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

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

Do Your Workers Truly Understand HazCom?

Workers in all sorts of industries use, or may become exposed to, various types of hazardous chemicals and other substances on a regular basis. Sometimes those hazards are part of a production process, while in other instances it may be something used to clean a worksite.

That’s why OSHA requires …

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2021 Manufacturer Forecast

After a difficult 2020, many of us are looking for things to turn around with the new year. Significant progress on a vaccine and the possibility of new funding for infrastructure projects has many in the construction industry optimistic that 2021 will put the U.S. economy back on track. We’ve …

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High Efficiency ‘Shaped’ Wire Screens are the Way to the Future

For aggregate producers, efficient and accurate sizing of material during processing is essential to profitability. One renowned screening expert has termed plant screening stations as the "cash box" of the operation. Square opening, woven wire screen is still the media of choice in most aggregate operations. However, carryover of prime …

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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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Mixed Use Carbon Neutral Design Wins ASHRAE LowDown Showdown

NEW YORK, NY — HGA presented at the virtual 2020 ASHRAE LowDown Showdown event and won First Place in the international competition. Aequitas, an integrated team of designers, architects, engineers, and sustainability experts, worked together to create a 300,000-square-foot, 15-story mixed-use building located in New York City. The challenge …

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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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ECA Expands Team to Support Long-Term Growth Vision

PITTSBURGH, PA — Equipment Corporation of America (ECA), a distributor of specialty foundation equipment, announces new hires at its Pittsburgh and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, branches. ECA’s President/CEO Roy Kern is especially excited to announce the hiring of his son, Rod Kern, who represents the fourth generation of the Kern family. …

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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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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 …

Southland Holdings Acquires American Bridge Company

GRAPEVINE, TX — Southland Holdings LLC announces the acquisition of American Bridge Company, a firm that specializes in complex civil engineering, bridge construction and rehabilitation, marine construction, and specialty structures. The Coraopolis, Pennsylvania-based company was founded in 1900 as a JP Morgan-engineered merger of 28 bridge and structural companies. …

New Steel Form and Manufacturing Firm, Lail Bridge Forms, Emerges in Tennessee

JASPER, TN — After 29 years in the steel form and manufacturing industry, Richard (Rick) Lail of Lookout Mountain has created a new firm — Lail Bridge Forms. The move is intended to serve existing customers more efficiently, with elevated technology, and to garner new business with a now …

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Construction Industry Companies Putting Employee Well Being at the Forefront

No one can argue that 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic have created major stressors in our personal and professional lives and have caused many of us to experience greater levels of stress, anxiety, depression, and fear. Even before COVID-19, one in five Americans suffered from a mental health condition and …

Improving Contractor Interactions Through the SCARF Model

It happens on nearly every jobsite and nearly every day. A worker performs a task without using the proper safety procedures and a safety professional walks up to correct him. The mood becomes tense, the worker’s resentment is obvious, and the safety pro becomes defensive in return.

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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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NCSEA Honors LaGuardia’s Pedestrian Bridge as One of Year’s Best Structural Engineering Projects

NEW YORK, NY — Designed by HOK as part of LaGuardia Airport’s new $5.1-billion Terminal B project in New York, Pedestrian Bridge B won a 2020 Excellence in Structural Engineering Award presented by the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations (NCSEA).

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Stantec Expands Community Development Practice in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — Global design firm Stantec welcomes Brad Davis to its Community Development team as a Senior Associate. Based in the firm’s Pittsburgh, office, Davis brings over 30 years of experience in large-scale site and land development projects throughout Western Pennsylvania.

In his role at Stantec, Davis will focus …

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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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Earthborne, Inc. Recognized by JCB as Dealer of Excellence

WARRINGTON, PA — Earthborne, Inc. was recently presented a JCB Dealer of Excellence award. This is an award the dealership earned for its impressive and continual growth in sales, parts, and service business, as well as its marketing efforts and its success promoting the JCB brand. The award was presented …

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Manitou Group Names Nartish as Vice President of Sales and Marketing of Manitou North America

WEST BEND, WI — Manitou Group announces the appointment of Ilmars Nartish to the position of Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Manitou North America, effective immediately.

“We are excited to welcome Ilmars to Manitou North America. With more than 13 years working with Manitou Group, his knowledge …

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HDD Training Teaches More Than Just Basic Skills

When it comes to horizontal directional drilling (HDD), simple training is not enough – it needs to be the right training. Because HDD is an art and a science, the right training, education, and experience is a critical combination in knowing the right balance between the two.

As HDD expands …

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Tire Tales

Tires are witness to everything that goes on in a truck and are filled with information that can tell you a great deal about your fleet.
There are many reasons tires are removed from service outside of normal wear – ranging from driver- related behavior, to running the wrong type …

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Advanced Water Treatment to Increase Efficiency and Meet Environmental Standards

More and more, concrete repair contractors are turning to robotic hydrodemolition, and the reasons why are simple. The method provides faster, safer, and more efficient removal than traditional means. Recent technological advances have also made hydrodemolition machines more versatile, compact, and durable than ever before. But, one important question still …

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Mortenson Pushes the Boundaries With Large-Scale Modular Projects

The construction industry has proven to be one of the most difficult industries to revolutionize. Many aspects of constructing a building have not changed for centuries. It is becoming increasingly difficult to build in downtown urban settings where sites are tight, streets are crowded, and skilled labor is difficult to …

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Bomanite Cares

Humanitarian, hero, and three-time heavyweight champion of the world, Mohammed Ali once said, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” Revered for his accomplishments in the ring and beloved the world over for his sharp wit and big heart outside of it, Ali’s …

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 …

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, …

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AECOM Tishman Delivers Ahead of Schedule and Under Budget Completion of One Vanderbilt

NEW YORK, NY — AECOM Tishman recently marked the historic opening of One Vanderbilt, joining owner SL Green, Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and city leaders at a ribbon cutting to celebrate New York City’s newest skyscraper. The building abuts Grand Central Terminal and is now the second tallest office tower in …

Librera Joins HNTB as Vice President, Strategic Planning and Client Support

NEW YORK, NY — HNTB Corporation announces that Sally Librera joins the firm as Vice President of Strategic Planning and Client Support. Her career in transportation includes 16 years spent solving infrastructure and transportation challenges in the New York area. Librera is based in HNTB’s Empire State Building office and …

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Three Dewberry Projects Receive 2020 ACEC NY Engineering Excellence Awards

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

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

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

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

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

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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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Virtual Reality Leaps Forward, Providing New Value to Stakeholders

The AEC industry has been experimenting with the use of virtual reality (VR) for well over 20 years, and the medium has successfully provided value and Return on Investment (ROI). However, for many projects, the form factor, technical requirements and user friction for delivering walkthroughs has prevented the medium from …

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John Deere Power Systems Announces Leadership Changes

WATERLOO, IA — John Deere Power Systems (JDPS) announces a change to its leadership team in response to the planned retirement of David Hoffman, who acted as Director of Worldwide Marketing, Sales, and Customer Support.

After more than 41 years of service at John Deere, Hoffman has announced his …

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cold

When we think winter maintenance, we start thinking about cooling systems and antifreeze, fuel systems and fuel storage, engine oil, Hydraulic oil and systems, batteries and all the fluids, components and systems that suffer the ravages of cold and freezing temperatures. If its equipment, it needs winter maintenance. If operates …

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Pulling Augers No Longer Needed

One of the most time-consuming tasks while auger boring is pulling augers to check line and grade and adjust steering constantly,” said Walter Keyes, a 25-years auger boring veteran and Team Leader/Superintendent with S.J. Louis Companies. “Typically, on large-diameter sewer jobs, crews will pull augers every 20 feet, …

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Technology Enables Construction Continuity

As we look ahead and try to make predictions about the future of construction, some aspects are murky. No one would have predicted the situation we found ourselves in during 2020, with a global pandemic bringing the economy to its knees, delaying construction projects nationwide, and changing the way we …

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Living on the Cutting Edge

Mining and quarrying are deep-rooted businesses. The oldest known mine is located in Southern Africa and was active, quite appropriately, during the Stone Age – an astounding 43,000 years ago. Possibly even more incredible are the ancient mines that are still producing.

Fast forward to today, where we find an …

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 …

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 …

Two New Jersey DOT Projects Win 2020 America’s Transportation Awards

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces that two NJDOT projects have been named regional winners in the 2020 America’s Transportation Awards Competition.

New Jersey received honors for the following projects:

  • Route 72 Manahawkin Bay Bridges Project Contract 4, which was named best Quality …

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Restoring the Interstate Highway System

At 64 years old, an age at which many Americans are approaching Medicare eligibility and reduced workloads, the Interstate Highway System is deteriorating, its traffic load of cars and trucks continues to increase, and the system lacks an adequate long-term care plan.

The Interstate Highway System remains the workhorse of …

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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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Dewberry Welcomes Market Segment Leader Feigles-Kaar

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Virginia Feigles-Kaar has joined the firm as a Market Segment Leader for municipal services based in the Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, office.

Feigles-Kaar joins the firm with more than 20 years of experience managing highway and bridge design projects …

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Groff Tractor Mid Atlantic Awarded Takeuchi's Mid-Atlantic Dealer of the Year

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Takeuchi-US, a compact equipment manufacturer, awards Groff Tractor Mid Atlantic as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic Region for their successful sales efforts in 2019.

Groff Tractor Mid Atlantic was named Takeuchi Mid-Atlantic Dealer of the Year after considering their commitment and excellence …

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Foley, Inc. Opens Used Equipment Sales Center in Monroe, New Jersey

MONROE, NJ — Jamie Foley, CEO and Ryan Foley, President of Foley, Incorporated announce that they have opened up the Foley Used Equipment Sales Center in Monroe, New Jersey. The Foley Used Equipment Center is one of six Foley branch locations. Other locations are in Piscataway, New Jersey, …

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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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Monroe Tractor Welcomes Roberts, District Sales Representative to Cover Northern New York Territory

SYRACUSE, NY — Monroe Tractor announces Mark Roberts as District Sales Manager for the Syracuse, New York, location. Roberts brings 11 years of highway and road building experience along with 10 years of experience selling rugged fiber optic assemblies and test equipment for military and high definition applications.

“I am …

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Hilti Exoskeleton Improves Performance and Safety

In construction there’s always a couple of major concerns on the jobsite – performance and safety. Strangely, as performance slips so does the on-the-job safety factor.

Any job function that requires a construction worker to keep their arms raised up and over their head is where this risk is a …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

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

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

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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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Norris Sales Company Awarded Takeuchi's Northeast Dealer of the Year

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, has awarded Norris Sales Company as the 2019 Dealer of the Year for the Northeast Region. Mark Barndollar, Northeast Region Business Manager at Takeuchi recently presented the award to the dealership.

Norris Sales Company was named Takeuchi’s Northeast Dealer …

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Birkelbach Brings Global Advanced Train Control, Systems Integration, and Project Management Expertise to HDR

PITTSBURGH, PA — Ron Birkelbach joins HDR to lead the advanced train control systems practice. Working from the Pittsburgh office, Birkelbach will collaborate with clients and multidisciplinary teams to support the development and management of transit and rail systems projects in North America and around the world.

“As new challenges …

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 …

Murphy Administration Announces $161M in FY21 County Aid

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) Commissioner Diane Gutierrez-Scaccetti announces the release of $161.25 million in Fiscal Year 2021 County Aid grants to help make infrastructure improvements on the local level. The grants are funded through the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund (TTF).

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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 …

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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Celia Joins HNTB as Project Director

ALBANY, NY — Eric Celia, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Project Director and Vice President. His career in transportation spans more than three decades and includes multiple leadership positions within the New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT). Celia is based in the firm’s Albany office.

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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 …

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ALL Family of Companies Named a Load King Cranes Authorized Service Center

INDEPENDENCE, OH — Load King, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Custom Truck One Source, has named the ALL Family of Companies (ALL) an Authorized Service Center for Load King Cranes. The announcement is effective immediately.

With locations throughout North America, ALL will service Load King boom trucks, …

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Erler Begins Term as ASME’s 139th President, Three New Members of the Board of Governors Announced

NEW YORK, NY — Bryan Erler, PE, has begun his term as the 139th President of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the society announced during its virtual annual meeting. An active member of ASME since 1991, Erler has been an executive and expert in the nuclear power …

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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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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 …

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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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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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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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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 …

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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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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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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 …

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 …

Dewberry Selected to Design Franklin Avenue Bridge

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that it has been selected by New Jersey Transit to design the rehabilitation or replacement of the Franklin Avenue Bridge over the Morristown Line in Denville, New Jersey. The work will be performed out of the firm’s Bloomfield, …

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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 …

LiuGong North America Continues to Expand Dealer Network in U.S.

KATY, TX — LiuGong North America has appointed five new construction equipment dealers in the U.S. recently, expanding their growing dealer network. These dealerships provide the LiuGong and Dressta brands to areas of the country that previously did not have the opportunity to put them to the test.

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Doosan Partners with Best Line Equipment to Serve Customers in New Jersey and New York City

KEYPORT, NJ — Doosan Infracore North America, LLC, is partnering with Best Line Equipment to expand its dealer network in New Jersey and New York City. The new facility is Best Line Equipment’s first New Jersey dealership and is located just eight miles from Staten Island.

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Bell & Gossett, Wallace Eannace Help Communities in Times of Need

NEW YORK, NY — As business priorities have been shifting during recent months, essential businesses such as Xylem Bell & Gossett and its manufacturers' representatives are responding to the changing times by supplying assistance on many fronts in communities across the United States.

"In these trying times, Xylem and Bell …

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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 …

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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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LaGuardia Airport Opens New Terminal B Headhouse

NEW YORK, NY — With the opening this week of the new Terminal B Arrivals and Departures Hall (also known as a headhouse), Governor Andrew Cuomo’s vision for a unified LaGuardia Airport is becoming a reality. The facility was developed and operated by LaGuardia Gateway Partners (which includes Vantage Airport …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Announces Winners of 2019 Perpetual Pavement Award

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

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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 …

Sand Point Services Completes Record-Setting Level 3 Expansion for St. Francis Hospital

ANCHORAGE, AK — Sand Point Services LLC (SPS), an Alaska Native Corporation and wholly owned subsidiary of the TDX Tanadgusix Corporation with offices in Cookstown, New Jersey, and Anchorage, Alaska, recently completed a renovation project at St. Francis Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey. The SPS team completed their work within …

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Chmielinski Joins STV Board Of Directors

NEW YORK, NY — Jane Chmielinski joins the board of directors of STV, an engineering, architectural, planning, environmental, and program/construction management professional services firm.

"Jane is an outstanding leader in our industry," said Dominick M. Servedio, PE, STV Executive Chairman. "I have known her for many years, and …

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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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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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 …

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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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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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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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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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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 …

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.

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BL Companies' President & CEO Receives Champions of Change Award

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

As a leader …

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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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BL Companies Hires Stavrakas as Principal Strategic Industry Advisor

NORWOOD, MA — John Stavrakas, PE recently joined BL Companies in Norwood, Massachusetts as a Principal Strategic Industry Advisor. Stavrakas has over 37 years of experience in the gas distribution business, including in engineering and operations having recently retired from a major northeast utility company as Vice President of Asset …

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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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New York Governor Announces $20M Available for Airport Modernization and Safety Enhancement Projects

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that $20 million in new state funding is available for airports across New York State to support safety improvements, modernize operations and increase general and business-related aviation capacity. The Airport Capital Grant Program, which is 100 percent state-funded, is part of the …

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Delaware DOT Announces Coté as Director of Planning Division

DOVER, DE — Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan announces Marc Coté has been selected as the new Director of Planning for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT).

During his 30-year career with the department, Coté has worked in road design and served as a Project Manager for corridor management, quality …

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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, …

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The S/L/A/M Collaborative Acquires Five Heery Architectural Design Practices from CBRE

GLASTONBURY, CT — The S/L/A/M Collaborative (SLAM), a national architectural firm, announces the strategic acquisition of five CBRE | Heery architectural design practices focused on healthcare, sports facilities, and justice, which will be known as Heery Design, a SLAM Studio.

CBRE, which acquired Heery in 2017, will retain full …

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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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Nylic Named NYWEA President; First Young Professional Elected

NEW YORK, NY — CDM Smith announces that Bill Nylic, PE, PMP, a CDM Smith Project Manager, has been elected President of the New York Water Environment Association (NYWEA), a member association of the international Water Environment Federation. Nylic will become the 92nd President of NYWEA, and the youngest …

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Surti Joins Greeley and Hansen as Managing Director

NEW YORK, NY — Greeley and Hansen, a multidisciplinary global engineering firm for the water sector, has named Jay Surti as the new Managing Director of the firm's Northeast U.S. Operating Group. He will also serve as the firm's Global Biosolids Practice Leader.

Surti, who most recently served as …

HDR Selected to Bring Pennsylvania DOT’s Vision of 3D-Only Plans to Reality

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) has selected HDR to assist it in developing and implementing its 3D Digital Delivery initiative. The effort will redefine how infrastructure projects are designed and delivered in the state.

Through 3D Digital Delivery, the department expects that by 2025 all of …

Pennsylvania's Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge Honored by AISC and NSBA

PITTSBURGH, PA — Michael Baker International, a provider of engineering, planning, and consulting services, announces that the Andy Warhol (Seventh Street) Bridge in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has won a Prize Bridge Award from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC) and National Steel Bridge Alliance (NSBA). The biennial Prize Bridge …

Magni Telescopic Handlers Dealer Network Expands with Addition of Able Equipment Rental

ROSELLE, NJ — Magni America LLC welcomes ABLE Equipment Rental, Inc. to its dealer network. ABLE Equipment Rental will offer Magni’s line of telehandlers in parts of Connecticut, New York, and Pennsylvania and all of New Jersey and Delaware.

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

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

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New York Governor Announces Approval of $300M in Funding for Reimagine the Canals Initiative

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces the New York Power Authority (NYPA) Board of Trustees has authorized a five-year funding plan for the Reimagine the Canals Initiative, first announced in a Governor's 2020 State of the State proposal, which will help expand tourism, boost economic development and reduce …

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Broderson Announces Empire Crane Northeast Dealer

BOSTON, MA — Empire Crane Company has been announced as a dealership for Broderson Manufacturing Corporation’s full line of carry deck industrial cranes. They will be stocking new units for customers in upstate New York, Maine, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

“Empire Crane has the facilities, support infrastructure and a …

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Site Preparation Begins at 158,000-SF ‘City Harbor’ Project Set to Revitalize Ithaca’s Waterfront

ITHACA, NY — City Harbor, a substantial mixed-use project promoting wider access to Cayuga Lake, has entered site preparation stages, its project team has announced. The site, nestled along an inlet on the southern shore of the 37.9-mile Finger Lake, will feature 158,000 square feet of residential space, with an …

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Stantec Selected as Lead Designer for Battery Coastal Resilience Project in Lower Manhattan

NEW YORK, NY — Global design firm Stantec has been selected by the New York City Economic Development Corporation to lead design for the Battery Coastal Resilience Project, spanning one third of a mile of waterfront along the 25-acre Battery Park. The project is one of several underway or in …

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Stantec Announces Walter as Executive Vice President

NEW YORK, NY — Stantec announces that Susan Walter will be taking over as Executive Vice President, Infrastructure for Stantec’s global operations in the New York City office. Walter's appointment to the position comes as Stuart Lerner, who has helmed the business for two years, is promoted to Chief …

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Transit Executive Hakim Joins HNTB as National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader

NEW YORK, NY — Veronique Hakim, a career transit and transportation professional, joins HNTB as National Transit and Rail Market Sector Leader and Senior Vice President. Hakim is based in HNTB’s New York City office in the Empire State Building and will work with clients across the country.

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AECOM Names Musterait Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth for its Environment Practice in the Americas

BUFFALO, NY — AECOM, an infrastructure firm, announces it has named Todd Musterait, PE as its new Senior Vice President of Strategy and Growth for its Design and Consulting Services, Americas, environment practice. Leveraging over 25 years of leadership experience within the environment business industry, Musterait will provide strategic …

Wisniewski Joins HDR as Managing Principal

PRINCETON, NJ — James Wisniewski, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined Princeton, New Jersey’s HDR architecture studio as Managing Principal. In addition to overseeing nearly 140 staff, Wisniewski’s responsibilities include setting the strategic vision for the $35-million practice, developing and retaining talent, delivering design excellence and technical quality to …

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Wolf Administration Announces Start of Construction to Widen, Reconstruct 2.9-Mile Section of U.S. 202

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA — The Wolf Administration announces that construction began on January 27 on a project to widen and reconstruct nearly three miles of U.S. 202 from south of Morris Road to Swedesford Road in Whitpain and Lower Gwynedd townships, Montgomery County.

“This project is a critical part …

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Dewberry Senior Vice President Boulé Named President of SAME NYC Post Chapter

NEW YORK, NY — John Boulé II, PE, a Senior Vice President at Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, has been named President of the Society of American Military Engineers New York City Post (SAME). Boulé manages Dewberry’s New York City office and has more than 30 …

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Sadeghi Joins HNTB as National Practice Consultant

NEW YORK, NY — Katayoun Sadeghi joins HNTB Corporation as National Practice Consultant and Vice President. She serves as Commercial Lead on major infrastructure projects and is an accomplished professional in innovative project delivery. She is based in HNTB’s New York City office in the Empire State Building.

Sadeghi is …

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Skanska Completes Final Phase of Empire State Building Renovation with Opening of the 80th Floor

NEW YORK, NY — Skanska recently joined Empire State Realty Trust and other partners to reveal the Empire State Building’s new 80th floor. This milestone completes the final phase of a four-year, top-to-bottom reimagining of the guest experience for Empire State Building visitors, for which Skanska served as construction manager. …

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NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center Achieves LEED Gold

NEW YORK, NY — The NewYork-Presbyterian David H. Koch Center and Integrative Health and Wellbeing is the first project in New York City to earn certification and the first in the state to achieve LEED Gold under the more stringent LEED Healthcare rating system.

The design for the new ambulatory …

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Poltronieri Joins HOK as Healthcare Principal in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Laura Poltronieri, AIA, has joined HOK’s global healthcare practice as a Principal in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. With more than 35 years of experience, Poltronieri provides inclusive, humane design for healthcare facilities, with special expertise in healing environments for children, infants and new mothers.

“Laura has distinguished …

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

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

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

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Gov. Wolf to Nominate Gramian to Serve as Secretary of Pennsylvania DOT

HARRISBURG, PA — Governor Tom Wolf announces his intention to nominate current Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Executive Deputy Secretary Yassmin Gramian, PE, to serve as Secretary of the department.

"Yassmin Gramian has proven herself a capable leader and knowledgeable infrastructure planner in her more than 30 years of …

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

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

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Trahan Architects Adds Gamolina as Director of Strategy

NEW ORLEANS, LA — Trahan Architects, a global architecture firm based in New Orleans with design studios in New York City and Chicago, founded by Victor F. “Trey” Trahan III, FAIA, welcomes Julia Gamolina, Director of Strategy to the firm. Gamolina has experience in communications, strategy, public …

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Excavation Begins for New Residential Skyscraper in New York City

NEW YORK, NEW YORK — Excavation and foundation work on Bjarke Ingels Group‘s (BIG) Strata Tower at 8 West 30th Street, has gotten deeper below the streets of New York City’s NoMad neighborhood.

Several excavators and piling machines are actively digging and inserting long metal pilings into the earth …

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McNamara Joins HNTB as Senior Director of Rail and Transit Systems for Eastern United States

NEW YORK, NY — Michael McNamara, PE, joined HNTB Corporation as Regional Senior Director of Rail and Transit Systems and Vice President. Based in the firm’s King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, office, McNamara provides program management and engineering oversight for HNTB’s major rail and transit projects throughout the eastern United …

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CTBUH Announces Award of Excellence Winners for Annual Awards Program

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

Winners were selected across a …

Pennsylvania DOT P3 Board Approves I-81 Project to Address Safety and Mobility Needs

HARRISBURG, PA — The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) Public-Private Transportation Partnerships (P3) Board approved a proposed P3 project to reconstruct a 4.5-mile section of I-81 near Wilkes-Barre.

The P3 Board originally approved the project in late 2018 as a bundling of 15 bridge replacements along I-80 and I-81 in …

New York Governor Announces $1.5B Javits Center Expansion to be Substantially Complete by March 2021

NEW YORK, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces that the historic $1.5-billion expansion of the Javits Center will be substantially complete by March 2021. The massive project, which will add 1.2 million square feet of total event-related space on Manhattan's West Side, is moving toward an on-time, on-budget completion …

Cardone Named to ASHE New York Metro Board of Directors

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

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

ICRI Announces 2019 Project of the Year and Awards of Excellence Winners

SAINT PAUL, MN — The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) announces the winners of its 2019 Project Awards. The Ile-aux-Tourtes Bridge Rehabilitation was chosen as the ICRI 2019 Project of the Year. This year, three finalists were chosen, and the winner was announced at an awards ceremony.

ICRI awarded seven …

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Governor Cuomo Cuts Ribbon on New Albany Airport Transportation Corridor

ALBANY, NY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo recently cut the ribbon on the completed Albany International Airport Transportation Corridor. The northbound Exit 3 flyover ramp, as well as newly configured Exits 4 and 5 off and on ramps are now open. The new Exit 3 and the upgrades to Exits …

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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 …

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SmithGroup Hires Swensen as Principal and Studio Leader in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH, PA — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has hired Jill Swensen, AIA, LEED AP, as a Principal and Studio Leader at its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, office.

A Registered Architect with more than 20 years of experience, Swensen specializes in the programming, planning and management of complex environments that …

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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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Medico Industries Supports Team Rubicon in Flood Mitigation Project in Pennsylvania

SUSQUEHANNA COUNTY, PA — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Medico Industries supported veteran-led disaster response organization Team Rubicon with equipment, including a compact track loader and mini excavator, to perform flood mitigation work along a series of properties in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania.

The initial damage occurred during severe storms that moved …

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Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

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

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Epiroc USA to Open New Regional Service Center for Northeast

BROOMFIELD, CO — Epiroc, a productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, has opened a new, modern Regional Service Center to support customers in the Northeast region of the U.S. The center — located in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania — was up and running by October 15.

The new Regional …

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Dewberry Promotes Bronson to Land Development Department Manager in New Jersey Office

MOUNT LAUREL, NJ — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Walter Bronson Jr., PE, CME, LEED AP, has been promoted to Land Development Department Manager in its Mount Laurel, New Jersey, office.

Bronson has more than 30 years of experience as a Design Engineer and …

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Dewberry Hires Lopez as Business Development Director in New York City

NEW YORK, NY — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Alfonso Lopez, PE, has been hired as a Business Development Director for the water/wastewater construction services group in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area.

Lopez has more than 40 years of experience, including nearly 25 …

Delaware DOT Announces Brown as New Director of Maintenance & Operations

DOVER, DE — Secretary of Transportation Jennifer Cohan announces Anne Brown as the new Director of Maintenance & Operations (M&O) for the Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT). Brown is the first woman to lead Maintenance & Operations, and succeeds Mark Alexander, who retired from the department on September 30, …

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Cleveland Brothers Announces Opening of Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania, Facility

MAHANOY CITY, PA — Cleveland Brothers Equipment Co., Inc., the exclusive Caterpillar dealer of Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and western Maryland, announces the opening of a new branch in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania.

This new facility replaces the former Frackville facility, and will focus on providing support and service to …

Groff Tractor is Named a Case Diamond Dealer for the Sixth Year

MECHANICSBURG, PA — Groff Tractor announces that the company has been named a Diamond Dealer by CASE Construction for the sixth year. The award recognizes dealerships across North America for excellence in five categories, including sales performance, marketing and communications, product support, parts support and training. The company includes two …

EIR Healthcare Announces New Strategic Partnership with IMC Construction

PHILADELPHIA, PA — EIR Healthcare, the modular innovation firm bringing efficient industrial practices to healthcare, real estate and hospitality, announces a strategic partnership with IMC Construction, a full-service,