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Hill International receives $56 million contract to manage Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts for New York City Transit

MARLTON, N.J. and NEW YORK – Hill International, the global leader in managing construction risk, announced that it has received a contract from the New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) to provide consultant construction management and inspection services for NYCT's Superstorm Sandy recovery efforts and other miscellaneous construction projects. The five-year, indefinite-quantity contract has an estimated value to Hill of approximately $55.8 million.

FMI evaluates crude oil price drops

HOUSTON – “The demise of the shale revolution is greatly exaggerated,” cites FMI in an analysis of the U.S. oil market given the recent drops in crude oil pricing. In its Q4 Oil and Gas Advisor, FMI notes per rig, per day earnings in the Bakken oil basin, among others, are nearly double that of 2012.

St. Albans project will help reduce chronic neighborhood flooding

NEW YORK – New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Commissioner Emily Lloyd joined with City Council Members I. Daneek Miller and Donovan Richards, as well as members of the Empowered Queens United in Action and Leadership (EQUAL) organization, to announce the completion of a project that included the installation of storm sewers and catch basins along 119th Avenue between 192nd Street and 195th Street.

Construction spending increases in October

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Construction spending increased in October amid growing public-sector demand for construction and continued modest growth in residential, according to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the new spending figures underscore the need for measures to increase the supply of qualified construction workers as firms worry about growing labor shortages.

Tekla announces 2014 Global BIM Award winners

Atlanta — Tekla, a Trimble company and global provider of Building Information Modeling (BIM) software to the architectural, engineering and construction markets, announced the winners of its 2014 Tekla Global BIM Awards. The winners were chosen by a jury of international BIM experts and public vote.

Interior Department announces new tools to help communities build resilience to climate change

Washington, D.C. — Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the release of two new hubs of datasets that are part of the Climate Data Initiative (CDI), a key feature of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to help local and state leaders build greater community resilience in the face of climate change. Jewell announced that hundreds of datasets from numerous federal departments and agencies have been consolidated into two thematic CDI data hubs for “Ecosystem Vulnerability” and “Water,” and are now available online to the public for free.

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