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NCEES seeks licensed civil engineers

Seneca, S.C. — The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is seeking licensed civil engineers to participate in a standard-setting study for the Principles and Practice of Engineering (PE) Civil exam, which is used throughout the United States for licensing purposes. To qualify, volunteers must be licensed professional engineers practicing in the civil engineering discipline.

ARTBA Foundation launches awards to spotlight excellence in community service and charitable giving

Washington, D.C. — The American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) is launching a new awards competition to recognize transportation design, construction and safety industry firms that have initiated programs — outside the scope of normal business operations — aimed at improving the quality of life in the communities where they are based.

NAWIC installs 2014-2015 national president and new board members

Fort Worth, Texas — The National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC) installed Sandy K. Field, CBT, CIT, as its 60th National President during NAWIC’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Indianapolis on Friday, Sept. 5, 2014. Field, office/HR manager for Horizon Group International, has been a member of NAWIC’s Houston Chapter since 2005.

House panel releases report on P3s

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3 Panel) released its final report and recommendations on how to balance the needs of the public and private sector when undertaking P3s to finance the nation’s infrastructure.

Nitsch Engineering celebrates 25th Anniversary by giving back to community

Boston – Nitsch Engineering celebrated its 25th anniversary by honoring its commitment to “building better communities with you.” Working closely with Boston Cares, a non-profit agency that produces team-oriented volunteer events, Nitsch Engineering planned a community service event and celebration on Sept. 4. The event brought clients, friends, and employees together at Boston University’s Agganis Arena to assemble 60,000 meals to benefit Massachusetts food pantries. The event ended with a party to celebrate the milestone anniversary and thank all the volunteers.

HNTB Corporation selected for New York State I-84 bridge construction project

New York — HNTB Corporation was selected by the New York State Bridge Authority to design and manage the replacement of the overpass carrying Interstate 84 over Route 9W in Newburg, N.Y. Located at the western approach of the Newburg Beacon Bridge that spans the Hudson River, the project will utilize an accelerated bridge construction process to enable the existing eastbound and westbound lanes of the overpass to be demolished and replaced with a new structure over the course of a single weekend.

University of Wisconsin’s David Soll receives APWA Public Works Historical Society’s Abel Wolman Award

Kansas City, Mo. — David Soll, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, recently received the American Public Works Association (APWA) Abel Wolman Award at its 2014 International Public Works Congress & Exposition in Toronto, Canada. Established in 1987, the Abel Wolman Award is presented annually by APWA’s Public Works Historical Society to recognize the best new book published in the field of public works history.

IMAGINiT Technologies challenges design engineers to enter RENDERiT Contest

Framingham, Mass. — Rand Worldwide announced that with less than one month left to enter IMAGINiT Technologies’ RENDERiT Contest, the time to upload a rendering of your favorite design is now. Top design, civil and mechanical engineers and architects using Autodesk software across the building, civil and mechanical fields are competing to win one of three prizes. Winners will all be chosen through public voting via IMAGINiT’s Facebook Page.

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