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Denver International Airport Opens New West Security Checkpoint

DENVER, CO — Denver International Airport (DEN) recently opened its new 17-lane TSA security checkpoint on the terminal’s northwest end of Level 6. Global integrated design firm Stantec provided architecture, interior design, design management, and construction administration services for this second phase of DEN’s $2.1 billion Great Hall project. DEN …

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W.E. O'Neil Promotes Guthrie to Regional President, Hoster to President of Colorado

DENVER, CO — Todd Guthrie has been promoted to Regional President and Matt Hoster has been promoted to President of Colorado at W.E. O'Neil Construction.

In their new roles, Guthrie will work to replicate Denver’s growth and longevity in two of the company’s other successful and emerging markets while Hoster …

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Brightline West Breaks Ground on America's First High-Speed Rail Project Connecting Las Vegas to Southern California

LAS VEGAS, NV — Brightline West officially broke ground on the nation's first true high-speed rail system, which will connect Las Vegas to Southern California. The 218-mile system will be constructed in the middle of I-15 and is based on Brightline’s vision to connect city pairs that are too short …

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Hy-Brid Lifts Announces Coke as Director of Sales for South-Central United States

LITTLE ROCK, AR — Hy-Brid Lifts announces Gary Coke as Director of Sales covering the south-central United States, including Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, and Texas. Coke’s responsibilities include providing customer support as well as continuing the growth and channel development of the Hy-Brid Lifts line of low-level …

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Cole Joins Garver as Water Business Team Leader in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — With the recent addition of Arizona Business Team Leader Kyle Cole, PE, PMP, Garver continues to expand its presence in Arizona and its ability to help utilities in the Southwest meet water challenges unique to the region. Cole, who was raised in the Phoenix area and …

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MYCON Breaks Ground on 48-Room Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital in Tucson, Arizona

QUEEN CREEK, AZ — MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) recently broke ground on Tucson Rehabilitation Hospital, a new inpatient rehabilitation hospital located at The Bridges mixed-used development in Central Tucson, Arizona. This marks MYCON’s first ground-up construction project in the Arizona market and the company’s first project with Cross Hospitals, …

Jacobs to Deliver Final Design on Brightline West High Speed Rail Nevada Segment

LAS VEGAS, NV — Jacobs was selected by Brightline West, America's first true high-speed rail system, for final design of the Nevada rail segment. Brightline West is a 218-mile, $12 billion passenger rail project connecting Las Vegas to Southern California twice as fast as the average drive time.

The Nevada …

Construction Ramps Up in Utah as UDOT Announces 2024 Construction Projects

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — With temperatures starting to rise, construction on Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) projects are starting to ramp up. UDOT will be working on 209 projects this year, with a value of $2.74 billion over the life of the projects.

“These projects are part of our …

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BOMAG Americas Announces Nittinger as Director of North American Sales for the Western Region and Canada

BATON ROUGE, LA — BOMAG Americas announces that Bill Nittinger has joined the sales team as the Director of Dealer Channel Sales for the western region and Canada. The western region covers the following states: Louisiana, Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho, …

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Chandler Unified School District’s Galveston Elementary Campus Renovation Project Reaches Topping Out Construction Milestone

CHANDLER, AZ — Chandler Unified School District’s Galveston Elementary School, which originally opened in 1963, is currently under construction with its campus reimagination project. The school recently celebrated the topping out of phase I of the project, marking the final beam being placed on the new 81,000-square-foot campus. Students, faculty, …

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Bigge Crane Strengthens Presence in Colorado and Utah as Exclusive Dealer for Kobelco Crawler Cranes

DENVER, CO — Bigge Crane and Rigging, a crane rental and sales company, has been selected by Kobelco as the exclusive representative of its crawler cranes in Colorado and Utah. As the authorized dealer of Kobelco in these regions, Bigge has renewed its commitment to bringing the latest crane …

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Bobcat Announces its 2024 Dealer Leadership Group

DENVER, CO — 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 at …

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ABC Names Menke the 2024 Young Professional of the Year

GRAND JUNCTION, CO — Associated Builders and Contractors announces Mike Menke, Project Manager for FCI Constructors Inc., Grand Junction, Colorado, was named ABC 2024 Young Professional of the Year. The Young Professional of the Year Award recognizes industry professionals under the age of 40 employed by ABC member …

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Construction Begins on the Expansion of Signal Butte Water Treatment Plant in Mesa, Arizona

MESA, AZ — Construction recently started on the expansion of the Signal Butte Water Treatment Plant on 84 acres north of Elliot Road and east of Signal Butte Road in Mesa, Arizona. McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is serving as the the general contractor and Black & Veatch is the engineer …

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McCarthy Building Companies Announces New Hires in the Southwest Division

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. (McCarthy) recently hired two new associates within the Southwest division based in Phoenix.

Steffanie Dohn, Vice President of Government Affairs - National Renewable Energy Group
With nearly 10 years of experience in government relations and advocacy for renewable energy sources, Steffanie Dohn will …
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Willmeng Celebrates Grand Opening of New Aviation Institute of Maintenance Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix Rising Investments (PRI) recently celebrated the grand opening of the Aviation Institute of Maintenance’s (AIM) first Phoenix campus in the AMPlify Riverpoint business district. The new AIM campus is located just south of Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and 4 miles from South Mountain High School, …

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Central Arizona College Celebrates Topping Out of New Allied Health and Skilled Trades Buildings

PINAL COUNTY, AZ — Central Arizona College (CAC) recently celebrated the topping out of the Superstition Mountain Campus expansion project, which will provide new buildings for Allied Health and Skilled Trades. CAC also celebrated the recent completion of renovation work to the college’s existing C building. Design-build partners McCarthy Building …

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Sundt-Constructed Appaloosa Solar I Project Wins 2023 Energy Project of the Year

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Associated General Contractors of America, Utah Chapter (AGC of Utah) has awarded the Appaloosa Solar I project in Cedar City, Utah, with the honorable distinction of 2023 Energy Project of the Year.

According to the AGC of Utah, “This project signifies a notable addition …

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Sundt Promotes Miller to Director of Operations

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction promotes Scott Miller to Director of Operations and Support Services. In his expanded role, he will oversee Sundt’s equipment services department and its warehouse. These departments are responsible for procuring, supplying, maintaining, and managing all construction equipment, vehicles, survey and technology gear, tools, consumables, and …

Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $150M Grant to Support New Bus Rapid Transit Line in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $149.9 million grant award to the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) to support the construction of a faster, more frequent bus route between downtown Las Vegas, the University of Nevada at Las …

Utah DOT Awarded $87.6M Federal Grant to Connect Communities and Neighborhoods in St. George

ST. GEORGE, UT — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces a grant award of $87,618,600 to the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) toward funding local street crossings of Interstate 15 in St. George at 400 East and 900 South.

St. George City is one of 132 communities nationwide to benefit …

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Thompson Pump Partners with Wagner Rents, The Cat Rental Store to Expand Distribution in the Rockies

DENVER, CO — Thompson Pump announces its newest partnership with Wagner Rents, The Cat Rental Store, making Wagner the exclusive, authorized distributor of Thompson Pump and Manufacturing Company’s dewatering and bypass pumps, equipment, and services for all of Colorado, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

“Pumps are a growing …

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HNTB Welcomes Collins as West Region Business Development Leader for Sports Architecture

LOS ANGELES, CA — HNTB Corporation announces Keith Collins, Assoc. AIA, has joined the firm as West Region Business Development Leader for sports architecture. Collins has more than two decades of experience in sports design and management. In his new role, Collins will spearhead growth and strategic direction for …

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EPS Group Welcomes Koester as New CEO

MESA, AZ — EPS Group, Inc., an Arizona-based civil engineering design firm, announces the appointment of Mike Koester as its new Chief Executive Officer.

Koester brings a wealth of experience to EPS Group, having held various leadership and operational roles in the oil and gas, chemicals, and manufacturing industries. …

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Braun Intertec Corporation Announces Transition of Executive Leadership

MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Jon Carlson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Braun Intertec, announces he is stepping down after a 35-year career in the architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) industry. Carlson's career started as an Environmental Technician at Braun Intertec in 1988, being steadily promoted to President in …

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s $28M, Five-Gate Terminal Addition Completes Construction

PHOENIX, AZ — General contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction of the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s (Gateway Airport) new 30,000-square-foot, five-gate terminal modernization project. The approximately $28 million project replaces a 14-year-old temporary passenger terminal annex, originally purchased in 2008 to accommodate the airport’s increased flight traffic.

The newly completed …

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Longroad Energy’s Sun Streams 4 Solar Project Reaches Construction Milestone of Peak Workforce

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc.’s Renewable Energy team recently reached peak construction workforce on the Sun Streams 4 solar construction project, a 377 MWdc PV and 300 MWac/1200 MWh solar and 300MWac battery storage facility being developed by Longroad Energy, a U.S.-based renewable energy developer, owner, …

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HOK Leading Design Team for Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport’s Terminal 3 Growth

PHOENIX, AZ — The New North Concourse expansion will reimagine the traveler experience at Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport (PHX). The new six-gate concourse will feature gate lounges integrated with a variety of food, beverage, and retail options, as well as clear wayfinding.

The concourse will include new connections between Terminals …

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Sundt Promotes Bennie to Vice President

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction promotes Jasen Bennie to Vice President and Intermountain Regional Manager for the Transportation Group. He will oversee business development, preconstruction, and operations, as well as client management.

“Jasen has brought valuable industry experience and strong leadership to our Intermountain team,” Transportation Group President …

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Sundt Honored with Build Arizona AGC Award

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction recently won a Build Arizona award for its Zone 3D and 4A Improvements Program: Water Transmission Main Segment 2 project. The award is given each year by the Arizona Chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC).

“We’re honored to receive the Build Arizona …

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Intermountain Health Replacement Hospital Project Nears Completion

WHEAT RIDGE, CO — The Intermountain Health Project in Wheat Ridge, Colorado, is entering its final phase as the Barton Malow-Haselden joint venture is in the finishing stages of construction. The new hospital, which will be formally known as the Intermountain Health Lutheran Hospital following the SCL Health-Intermountain …

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Arizona Western College Completes Construction of its Matador Activity Center

YUMA, AZ — Arizona Western College (AWC) and McCarthy Building Companies recently celebrated the completion and opening of the $17.5 million Matador Activity Center. The center, which serves more than 11,000 students, features a two-story, 45,000-square-foot building and is located in Yuma, Arizona.

The Matador Activity Center includes a lecture …

Sterling Announces $78M in Major Nevada Highway Project Awards

TONOPAH, NV — Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. (Sterling) announces that its Road and Highway Builders, LLC (RHB) subsidiary (50 percent owned), has been awarded two highway projects totaling $78 million by the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT). The awards are included in fourth quarter 2023 backlog.

The $49 million NDOT 3996 …

Major Progress Underway with Bridge Girder, Pavement Work on I-10 Reconstruction in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — Some of the most visible work to rebuild a section of I-10 in the Tucson area is quickly progressing as work crews have now set more than 80 bridge girders in place and installed large sections of the new concrete driving surface.

Work is now 40 percent …

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TRIP Report Emphasizes Need for Increased Investments in New Mexico Roads

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A lack of sufficient transportation funding will make it difficult to adequately maintain and improve New Mexico’s existing transportation system. Increased investment in transportation improvements could relieve traffic congestion; improve road, bridge, and transit conditions; boost safety; and support long-term economic growth in New Mexico, according to …

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HNTB Names Knobbe President of Northwest Division

DENVER, CO — HNTB’s Stephen Knobbe, PE, has been named President of the firm’s Northwest Division. From the firm’s Denver office, he will oversee vital and complex infrastructure programs in growth markets, including highways, rail/transit, tolling, and aviation.

“Steve is a client-focused leader, so I am confident he …

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Willmeng Breaks Ground on Sun Valley Academy’s New Glendale Campus

GLENDALE, AZ — Willmeng Construction celebrated the beginning of work on the newest Morrison Education Group campus, Sun Valley Academy - Glendale. The groundbreaking ceremony for this K-8 education facility welcomed two special guests — Diamondbacks baseball player Luis Gonzales and Arizona Corporation Commissioner Anna Tovar, who is also a …

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JE Dunn Construction, SmithGroup Selected as Design-Build Team for Newest Laboratory on NREL Campus

GOLDEN, CO — JE Dunn Construction, alongside its design partner SmithGroup, have been chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to design and build a new research facility on the east side of NREL’s South Table Mountain Campus in Golden, Colorado. The 127,000-square-foot …

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AED Announces Shearer of 4 Rivers Equipment LLC as 2024 Chairman

GREELEY, CO — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the election of John Shearer, CEO of 4 Rivers Equipment, LLC, headquartered in Greeley, Colorado, as Chairman for the year 2024.

Shearer's official installation ceremony took place during the AED Summit, where he was joined by wife, Patricia Fox. Shearer …

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CRB Announces Kenney as Regional Vice President

KANSAS CITY, MO — CRB, a global provider of sustainable engineering, architecture, construction, and consulting services to the life sciences and food and beverage industries, announces the promotion of Lindsay Kenney to Regional Vice President. Kenney will oversee operations in the Midwest.

The promotion advances CRB's commitment to successful …

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Prinoth Announces Coastline Equipment and Western States Equipment Company as New Dealers

LAS VEGAS, NV — Prinoth Crawler Carriers announces new dealer partnerships in the western part of the U.S. Coastline Equipment is now a dealer for Prinoth equipment in Southern California and Nevada, while Western States Equipment Company is a dealer in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Oregon, and Washington.

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Kraus-Anderson Acquires Phoenix Construction Company, Sonoran Crest

PHOENIX, AZ — Kraus-Anderson Construction Company (KA) announces it has acquired Phoenix-based Sonoran Crest Construction, a 20-year-old firm with an established brand and health care presence in the southwest U.S.  This is the first acquisition of another company in KA Construction’s 126-year history. The terms of the agreement are …

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Salt Lake City Department of Public Utilities and Sundt/PCL Announce One Million Hours Worked

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Salt Lake City’s Department of Public Utilities (SLCDPU) announces that crews working to construct the city’s new Water Reclamation Facility (WRF) have achieved a major milestone: one million hours worked. The WRF is nearly the largest public infrastructure project in the city’s history, second only …

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Sundt Welcomes Becker as New Intermountain Area Manager

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction brings on Benjamin Becker as Area Manager for its Transportation Group. Becker will lead the pursuit, acquisition, administration, and execution of projects in the Intermountain Region.

“As our Intermountain Region grows, Ben will be an invaluable asset to our team,” said Jasen Bennie …

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Granite Completes First Fully Automated Aggregate Plant

TUCSON, AZ — Granite announces the successful completion of its first fully automated aggregate plant in Tucson, Arizona, marking a milestone in the company's commitment to technological advancement and sustainable production practices.

Construction of the Swan Facility commenced in May 2023 and represents Granite’s dedication to leveraging technology to improve …

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Granite's Grant Road Widening Project Aims to Improve Traffic Flow and Safety in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — Granite has been awarded a contract worth approximately $55 million by the City of Tucson to widen Grant Road from Palo Verde to Venice. Project funding will come from the Regional Transportation Authority and is expected to be included in Granite’s first quarter CAP.

Granite will utilize …

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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 …

USDOT Approves $2.5B in Private Activity Bonds Allocation for Brightline West Project

LAS VEGAS, NV — The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announces the approval of $2.5 billion in private activity bonds authority allocated for the Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail project connecting Las Vegas, Nevada, and Southern California. The 218-mile, high-speed rail line will primarily run along the I-15 median …

Arizona DOT Receives $95M Federal Grant for I-10 Expansion

PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Katie Hobbs announces that Arizona will receive a $95 million INFRA grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for major improvements to widen Interstate 10. The grant was awarded to improve the safety and conditions on the 26-mile stretch of I-10 located entirely within the boundaries …

DPR Construction Unveils New Program to Support Workforce Development and Cultivate Arizona Construction Careers

PHOENIX, AZ — DPR Construction has teamed with Job Corps, the nation’s largest career technical training and education program for youth, to provide on-the-job training at DPR Construction job sites. The six-week experience will serve as the capstone to Phoenix Job Corps’ Pre-Apprentice Carpentry program, giving participants practical, hands-on experience …

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ABC Rocky Mountain Announces Tate as New President and CEO

CENTENNIAL, CO — The board of directors of the Associated Builders and Contractors Rocky Mountain announce the appointment of its new President and CEO, Jack Tate, following a national search. Tate will provide strategic and operational leadership for the chapter, serving more than 100 merit shop chapter members in …

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Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Opens New Office in Denver, Colorado

DENVER, CO — Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) announces the opening of its new office location in Denver, Colorado. Located in the Atrium building, the space will welcome clients, partners, and team members to collaborate on projects. Alex Kosis, Associate Principal, and Scott Silvester, Principal, will lead SGH’s …

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West Concourse Gate Expansion Project Completed at Denver International Airport

DENVER, CO — Turner Construction Company and joint venture partner Flatiron Construction Corp. along with associate partners Gilmore Construction Corporation and JM Bangert, Inc. celebrated the turnover of the final two gates in Concourse A West as part of Denver International Airport’s more than $1 billion Concourse Expansion Program in …

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SEAA Blazes a Trail to Glendale, Arizona, for 2024 Convention and Trade Show

GLENDALE, AZ — The Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA) will hold its Convention and Trade Show from April 2 to 5 in Glendale, Arizona at The Renaissance Phoenix Glendale Hotel & Spa. The Convention and Trade Show will feature a variety of education sessions, plenty of networking opportunities, the …

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Brightline West High-Speed Railway Project Connecting Los Angeles to Las Vegas Receives $3B in Federal Funding

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Biden Administration approved $3 billion in funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law for the Brightline West high-speed rail project. This historic 218-mile high-speed rail system will connect Las Vegas and Southern California within the Interstate 15 right-of-way with trains capable of speeds of 186 miles …

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Clyde Companies' Hafen Named to UVU Board of Trustees

OREM, UT — Clyde Companies announces its President and CEO, Jeremy Hafen, is the latest addition to the Utah Valley University Board of Trustees. The announcement follows his appointment by Gov. Spencer Cox and confirmation by the Utah Senate.

"The momentum at UVU is undeniable," Hafen said. "I'm honored …

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Salyer Joins McShane Construction Company as Vice President & Regional Manager of Firm's Southwest Office

PHOENIX, AZ — McShane Construction Company announces that Scott Salyer has joined the firm as Vice President & Regional Manager. Salyer will oversee the firm's Southwest Regional Office in Phoenix, Arizona.

"We are thrilled to have Scott join the McShane team," said Mat Dougherty, President of McShane. "His past …

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Asphalt Pavement Alliance Names Ryan New Executive Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Reed Ryan, Executive Director of the Utah Asphalt Pavement Association (UAPA) and immediate past Chair of the State Asphalt Pavement Associations, Inc. (SAPAs) is taking the helm of the Asphalt Pavement Alliance (APA), effective February 7.

“Opportunities like this do not come around very …

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All Lanes Now Open on West Davis Highway, Utah's Largest Highway Project

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) celebrated the opening of all lanes on the new 16-mile West Davis Highway with a community fun run/walk/bike event. More than 2,500 people joined elected officials and UDOT representatives on the two-mile event on the project’s new road and …

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New Arizona State University-Owned Mill Avenue Parking Structure Opens

TEMPE, AZ — Construction recently completed on the $42 million, six-level, 429,000-square-foot Mill Avenue Parking Structure for Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona. The new parking structure, a design-build partnership between DFDG Architecture and general contractor McCarthy Building Companies Inc., adds 1,205 parking spaces to the area and …

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Arizona Builders Alliance Recognizes Three Leaders at Rosendin

TEMPE, AZ — Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company, had three of its employees — Chad Constance, Tom Hughes, and Carlie Cook — recognized as graduates of Arizona Builders Alliance (ABA) professional development programs at the 30th annual ABA luncheon held at the Camelback Inn and Resort …

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Sundt Promotes Browne to Proposal Manager, Cotner to Project Manager

TEMPE, AZ — The Industrial Group at Sundt promotes Jenny Browne from Business Development Representative to Proposal Manager. As Proposal Manager, Browne will lead and direct the creation of proposals and presentations for industrial work pursuits.

“Since Jenny joined Sundt, she has proven herself to be an invaluable asset to …

AECOM Appoints Bilshausen as Global Head of Airport Architecture and Engineering

PHOENIX, AZ — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces that Yvonne Bilshausen has joined as Global Head of Airport Architecture and Engineering for its Buildings + Places Global Business Line. Based out of Phoenix, Bilshausen will be responsible for leading growth, strategic business development, and projects. She brings over …

Arizona DOT to Transform I-10 Segment Between Ina, Ruthrauff

TUCSON, AZ — Major improvements are in the works for travelers along Interstate 10 in the Tucson area, where new lanes and a rebuilt interchange are on track to open by the end of the coming year.

Motorists can expect a year of many changes as part of the ongoing …

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Carroll to Lead RS&H's Transportation Services in Colorado

DENVER, CO — RS&H announces the promotion of Brendan Carroll, PE, CFM, to the position of Colorado Transportation Market Leader. Carroll is based in the firm’s Denver office and previously served as the firm’s Water Resources Group Leader.

Carroll has led multiple projects for the City of Boulder and …

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Suntec Names Oertel Director of Business Development

DENVER, CO — Suntec Concrete, the largest concrete subcontractor in the Southwestern United States, bolstered its business development team with the naming of industry veteran Tom Oertel as Director of Business Development. Based in Denver, Oertel will lead the business development efforts for Suntec throughout Colorado.

“This was a …

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Broncos Announce Plans for New HOK-Designed Training Facility and Headquarters

DENVER, CO — The Denver Broncos will build a new training facility and team headquarters on its existing Centura Health Training Center campus in Englewood, Colorado. The project, designed by HOK and Rockwell Group, will be privately funded and is set to be completed in advance of the 2026 …

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Colorado DOT Celebrates Substantial Completion of the New I-25 North Express Lanes Berthoud to Fort Collins Project

FORT COLLINS, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the substantial completion of the I-25 North Express Lanes Project from Berthoud to Fort Collins.

During an event celebrating the milestone, Gov. Jared Polis, representatives from CDOT, the Federal Highway Administration, and local government officials addressed the …

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Colorado DOT, Local Officials Celebrate Completion of I-70 Over 32nd Avenue Bridge Replacement Project

JEFFERSON COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), along with contractor partner Kraemer North America and local officials, recently celebrated the completion of the I-70 over 32nd Avenue bridge replacement project in the City of Wheat Ridge. This state-funded project was the first of several bridge replacement projects …

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PCL Construction Sponsors Phoenix Children’s Foundation Big Dig for Kids Event

PHOENIX, AZ — PCL Construction, Inc. continues its support of the Phoenix Children's Foundation Big Dig for Kids event, donating $35,000, which will support a one-of-a-kind treatment facility for some of Arizona’s most critically ill children.  

PCL has been involved with Big Dig for Kids since 2016, and in the …

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Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 12 Breaks Ground at Arizona State University’s Polytechnic Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — The new $185 million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 12 (ISTB12) project recently broke ground at Arizona State University’s (ASU) Polytechnic campus in Mesa, Arizona. The ISTB12 building, designed by SmithGroup and being constructed by McCarthy Building Companies, is a major expansion of ASU’s growing Polytechnic …

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Mortenson's Renovated Salt Lake City Office Officially Opens its Doors

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Mortenson, an integrated real estate development and construction firm, is officially opening the doors on its renovated Salt Lake City office. While renovation of the overall building continues, Mortenson held an open house for industry partners and friends.

Built in 1911, 324 South State …

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Rosendin Exhibit Empowers Over 4,500 Students to Explore Construction Careers

TEMPE, AZ — Rosendin, the nation's largest employee-owned electrical contracting company, and 70 construction-related companies collaborated to introduce 4,518 students from 122 schools in nine Arizona counties to potential career paths by showcasing new technologies and tools at the 2023 AZ Construction Career Days (AZCCD), presented by the Association …

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UA Health Sciences Selects McCarthy + SmithGroup for Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies Research Facility

TUCSON, AZ — The University of Arizona Health Sciences has selected the design-build team of McCarthy + SmithGroup to develop the Center for Advanced Molecular and Immunological Therapies (CAMI), a biomedical research hub focused on developing biological therapies that stimulate or suppress the immune system to fight disease.

Both McCarthy …

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Arizona Company Acquires Patented, Soy-Based Concrete Protectant Developed in Indiana

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN — Crafco Inc., an Arizona-based supplier of packaged pavement preservation solutions, acquires PoreShield, a patented, soy-based protectant that extends the service life of concrete.

PoreShield was created through a research collaboration among Purdue University, the Indiana Soybean Alliance (ISA), and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), …

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Burns & McDonnell Moves to Larger Office Space in Denver

DENVER, CO — Burns & McDonnell, a 100 percent employee-owned engineering, architecture, and construction firm, has relocated its Denver operations to a new 124,168-square-foot office space, increasing its footprint by more than 30,000 square feet.

“Burns & McDonnell is thrilled to be growing in the Rocky Mountains, playing a …

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Gaffney Named Northern California Office Leader for HNTB

OAKLAND, CA — HNTB Corporation names Shannon Gaffney Northern California and Nevada Office Leader and Vice President, overseeing offices in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Las Vegas. She succeeds former Office Leader Jeff Watson, PE, PMP, who was appointed to HNTB West Division President and Senior Vice President. …

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McCarthy's New Solar Projects in Arizona Provide 100 New Registered Apprenticeships

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently began construction of new large-scale solar projects located in the Southwestern United States and are targeting Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) compliance. The projects, which are in varying stages of construction, are creating new solar construction jobs, which will include equipment operators and …

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The Weitz Company Welcomes Carraway to Southwest Business Development Team

PHOENIX, AZ — The Weitz Company welcomes Krystal Carraway to her new role as Business Development Manager of its Southwest office based in Phoenix, Arizona. As an Arizona native with five years of experience in the construction industry, Carraway has a track record in building client relationships, developing strategic partnerships, …

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Total-Western Plans to Expand Energy Services with Addition of Cascia

PHOENIX, AZ — Total-Western announces that it is expanding the depth and reach of their Energy services with the addition of Joseph Cascia, National Business Development Manager.

"I'm thrilled to reunite with old friends and align with new colleagues who were once fierce competitors. I have known Total-Western from …

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Sisneros Appointed to New Mexico DOT State Transportation Commission

SANTA FE, NM — Chandelle Sisneros was sworn-in as the new District One Commissioner for the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) State Transportation Commission.

Sisneros has deep roots in NMDOT as well as the community of Las Cruces. Her father, grandfather, and great grandfather all worked for the Department …

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Scottsdale Unified School District Celebrates Completion of Rebuilt Pueblo Elementary School

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Pueblo Elementary in the Scottsdale Unified School District recently celebrated the completion of the rebuilt campus, which was designed by BWS Architects and built by McCarthy Building Companies, with an official ribbon-cutting celebration.

Originally constructed in 1971, the school sits on 15.6 acres and includes 56,000 …

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Sundt Tops Out Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Renovations

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction, alongside owners JDM and design partners Douglas Fredrikson Architects, celebrated the topping out of the Adobe Restaurant and Clubhouse, the second phase of the Arizona Biltmore Golf Club Renovations project.

“We’re thrilled to be topping out our work on the Arizona Biltmore Golf …

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Sundt Welcomes Dickey as New Project Executive in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt Construction adds Project Executive Bob Dickey to its Industrial Group to support Sundt’s mining projects.

“Bob brings over 30 years of invaluable experience and expertise to Sundt,” said Senior Vice President and District Manager Clint Sundt. “With his knowledge of the mining industry, he will …

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Sundt Adds Metcalf as Senior Proposal Manager in the Northwest

VANCOUVER, WA — Sundt Construction adds Senior Proposal Manager Kelley Metcalf to its Transportation Group. She will oversee proposal efforts for Sundt’s Northwest, Southwest, and Intermountain regions.

Metcalf joins Sundt with nine years of industry experience. She previously worked in proposal strategy management for a large general contractor, overseeing the …

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Utah DOT Selects Granite for SR-108 Widening and Improvements

DAVIS COUNTY, UT — Granite has been awarded an approximately $45 million contract by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) to widen and improve State Route 108 (SR-108) in Davis County, Utah.

The scope of this project involves extending SR-108 from 300 N to 1800 N, transforming it from a …

ICM Celebrates 40 Years of Industrial Construction Growth, Success

DENVER, CO — Industrial Constructors/Managers, Inc. (ICM), a licensed general contractor specializing in industrial construction and plant maintenance, is celebrating its 40th anniversary. ICM was started in October of 1983 by founder Burnie Zercher who is now the Chairman of the Board.

Zercher founded ICM with just a handful of …

Atwell Expands to Utah with Acquisition of Summit Engineering Group

HEBER CITY, UT — Atwell acquires the operations of Summit Engineering Group, a civil engineering and land surveying firm headquartered in Heber City, Utah. This is Atwell’s first permanent office in Utah, adding to the company’s recent expansion in the western United States.

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New Roadway, Bridges Take Shape on I-10 Reconstruction in Tucson

TUCSON, AZ — A widening and reconstruction project in the northwest Tucson area has transformed a 4-mile segment of Interstate 10 since work began, demolishing travel lanes, multiple bridges, and two interchanges that have been in constant use for decades. With those familiar features now gone, motorists are starting to …

Granite Continues Airfield Safety Enhancement Program at Tucson International Airport

TUCSON, AZ — Granite announces that it has been awarded an approximately $12 million contract by the Tucson Airport Authority (TAA) as part of the TAA’s estimated $400 million, multi-year Airfield Safety Enhancement Program at Tucson International Airport (TUS). This will be the third Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP 3) work …

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Willmeng Breaks Ground on Health Center for San Carlos Apache Community

BYLAS, AZ — Willmeng Construction recently took part in a groundbreaking event in Southeastern Arizona to mark the start of construction on the new Clarence Wesley Health Center in Bylas, a 34,000-square-foot health care facility that will better serve the San Carlos Apache Tribe’s Bylas community.

Among those who provided …

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Chandler Unified School District Celebrates Groundbreaking of Campus Reimagination Project at Galveston Elementary

CHANDLER, AZ — Ground was recently broken for the reimagined Galveston Elementary School, part of the Chandler Unified School District (CUSD). Project partners architect Orcutt | Winslow and general contractor McCarthy Building Companies are leading design and construction efforts.

The $25 million, 72,000-square-foot rebuild of the elementary school located on …

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Ungemah Joins HDR as Managed Lanes and Alternative Revenue Practice Lead

DENVER, CO — A recognized national thought leader on road pricing systems, including managed lanes, road user charging and tolling, David Ungemah joins HDR as its Managed Lanes and Alternative Revenue Practice Lead.

Ungemah, based in HDR’s Denver office, will build on the company’s growing practice as a preferred global …

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Acrow Bridge Installed to Reconnect Key Route After Culvert Collapse in Rural Western Colorado

DENVER, CO — Acrow, an international bridge engineering and supply company, announces that one of its modular steel Mabey Universal panel bridges was recently installed on Colorado State Highway 133 (SH 133) between the small towns of Paonia and Somerset in the state’s Western Slope. The bridge is serving …

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Willmeng Holds Ribbon Cutting Event to Celebrate Completion of New Gilbert Christian Schools Val Vista Campus

GILBERT, AZ — As 2023 began, there were very few signs of construction on the site where Gilbert Christian Schools - Val Vista Campus sits today. Just over seven months later, the school welcomed 500 new students for the school year. Gilbert Christian Schools (GCS) and Willmeng Construction recently celebrated …

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ViaWest Group Expands Industrial Presence in Glendale with The Base, Phase 1, Groundbreaking

GLENDALE, AZ — ViaWest Group, a Phoenix-based developer, and Willmeng Construction, a construction company, celebrated the official start of construction for The Base, Phase I. This groundbreaking ceremony marks the beginning of the development of a 144-acre industrial campus in Glendale, one of the next major commerce parks …

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Garver Honored with Friends of RMWEA Award at Rocky Mountain Water Conference

LOVELAND, CO — The Rocky Mountain Water Environment Association (RMWEA) recently recognized Garver with the Friends of RMWEA Award at the 2023 Rocky Mountain Water Conference in Loveland, Colorado.

The award is given to a municipality, a vendor, and an engineering firm to recognize the company for their support leading …

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Central Arizona College Celebrates Groundbreaking of New Allied Health and Skilled Trades Buildings at Superstition Mountain Campus

PINAL COUNTY, AZ — Central Arizona College (CAC) recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the Superstition Mountain Campus expansion project, which will provide new buildings for Allied Health and Skilled Trades, as well as renovations to the college’s existing C building. Design-build partners McCarthy Building Companies and Architekton are teaming up …

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HGA and Denton House Complete Metrodora Institute, a Medical and Research Center in Salt Lake City, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces the completion of Metrodora Institute, a medical and research center, located in Salt Lake City, Utah. HGA led the planning, engineering, and design/build and was a consultant for the interior design and mechanical and electrical engineering for the institute. Metrodora …

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Sundt Adds Hemm and Fredrickson in the Intermountain Region

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction recently added two new employee-owners, Stuart Hemm and Sid Fredrickson, in the Intermountain region.

“Stuart and Sid are great additions to our team in the Intermountain Region,” said Area Manager Jasen Bennie. “Their experience and skills will help us as we …

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Willmeng Marks Start of New Municipal Complex for City of Surprise

SURPRISE, AZ — Willmeng and the City of Surprise kicked off work on a multi-faceted municipal project that will include a new fire station (Fire Station 309), as well as an aquatic center and park. City of Surprise elected officials, city staff, and executives from the design and construction team …

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Sundt Construction Promotes Infantino and Tackett

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction announces the promotion of Sal Infantino to Vice President and Preconstruction Manager and Brad Tackett to Vice President and Business Development Manager for its Industrial Group.

“Sal and Brad bring extensive experience to their roles and have contributed greatly to Sundt’s success over the years,” …

Ramtech Completes Modular Building Manufacturing Phase for Denver International Airport Concourse Expansion

DENVER, CO — Design-build construction firm Ramtech Building Systems announces that the company has completed the manufacturing phase on the 36 modular sections that will make up the 26,312-square-foot modular building addition for Denver International Airport's (DIA) Concourse A East Groundload Phase II Terminal Expansion.

The modular construction project is …

To Meet Increased Infrastructure Demand, HNTB’s Denver Office Continues Expansion

DENVER, CO — In response to the growth and increased demand for its infrastructure solutions, HNTB Corporation announces the relocation of its Denver office to a larger, more dynamic space. This strategic move allows HNTB to provide services to its clients while accommodating the company’s escalating expansion.

The transition to …

I-17 Improvement Project Continues to Progress After One Year of Major Construction

PHOENIX, AZ — One year has passed since major construction work began to add new general purpose lanes and flex lanes along the 23 miles from Anthem Way to Sunset Point as part of the Arizona Department of Transportation's I-17 Improvement Project. In addition to the new lanes, 10 …

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Byrd to Lead Advisory National Business Line for WSP USA

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Christi Byrd has been named National Business Line Leader for Advisory at WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy.

In her new role, Byrd will lead the continued expansion and success of the Advisory practice, which has more than 300 team members nationwide, with …

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MYCON General Contractors, Inc. Promotes Dubec to Senior Vice President

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Dallas-based MYCON General Contractors, Inc. (MYCON) promotes Rick Dubec, Partner and Vice President, to Senior Vice President. As Senior Vice President, Dubec is responsible for leading the continued growth of MYCON’s Central Texas and Arizona offices, as well as the firm’s special projects and distribution …

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Stantec Expands Health Design Services Team in Denver

DENVER, CO — Global integrated design firm Stantec has expanded its health sector presence in Denver with the addition of five strategic hires.

“I am elated to support these talented experts. Together, they have tremendous power to innovate in the region for health care systems with the full support of …

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Mason Joins DLR Group as Climate Action Strategist

DENVER, CO — DLR Group Chief Climate Officer Premnath Sundharam, AIA, CEM, announces Patti Mason, LEED AP, has joined the firm in the new role of Climate Action Strategist. She will work with DLR Group studios and clients to develop and implement specific climate strategies throughout the full …

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Building Enclosure Performance Expert Kosis Joins Simpson Gumpertz & Heger

DENVER, CO — Simpson Gumpertz & Heger (SGH) welcomes Alex Kosis back to the firm as an Associate Principal, bolstering the company's expertise in building enclosure engineering consulting and sustainable building practices. He joins SGH’s Building Technology group from Denver, Colorado, partnering closely with SGH colleagues in the San Francisco …

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Utah DOT Uses Styrofoam Blocks to Build Freeway Ramp in Davis County

FARMINGTON, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is using geofoam blocks — similar to the Styrofoam used in packaging materials and ice chests — to build a freeway ramp that will connect the future West Davis Highway with southbound I-15 in Farmington. These blocks allow crews to build …

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Diamondback Land Surveying Team Introduces Get Kids into Survey Program to American Grade School Students

LAS VEGAS, NV — Get Kids Into Survey, the U.K.-based STEM education project, has partnered with Las Vegas-based Diamondback Land Surveying to inspire and educate the next generation of American surveyors and geospatial professionals. Get Kids Into Survey’s goal is to see surveying and geospatial programs supported in public school …

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Mortenson | McCarthy Selected as Construction Manager for Las Vegas Ballpark

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Athletics (A's) have hired Mortenson | McCarthy as the construction manager for the club’s proposed ballpark in Las Vegas.

The Mortenson | McCarthy team will be responsible for overseeing all construction-related activities, including preconstruction estimating, scheduling and logistics planning, bidding, coordination, and management of all …

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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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Honnen Equipment Announces John Deere Certified Rebuild Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Honnen Equipment announces its Salt Lake City branch is the company's first John Deere Certified Rebuild Center with the recent completion of a John Deere Powertrain ReLife Plus rebuild of a 744K-II Wheel Loader. The John Deere ReLife program is a comprehensive machine-rebuild solution that …

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ICM Achieves AISC Building Fabricator and Steel Erector Certifications

DENVER, CO — Industrial Constructors/Managers, Inc. (ICM), a licensed general contractor specializing in industrial construction and plant maintenance, announces that it has received an annual certification as a Building Fabricator and Steel Erector from the American Institute of Steel Construction (AISC). 

ICM has held an AISC certification since 2010 for …

Granite Selected for Approximately $73M CM/GC Water Project in Utah

HEBER VALLEY, UT — Granite announces its Construction Manager/General Contractor (CM/GC) project to fortify and modernize the Deer Creek Dam & Reservoir in Heber Valley, Utah. The approximately $73 million project was awarded and funded by the Provo River Water Users Association (PRWUA).

A cornerstone of essential infrastructure for over …

Parsons Awarded $150M Contract to Improve System Reliability for Southern Nevada Water Authority

LAS VEGAS, NV — Parsons Corporation announces that the company was selected by Southern Nevada Water Authority to provide program and construction management services for the 2020 Major Construction and Capital Plan (MCCP). This seven-year, $150 million contract includes program support for major capital projects and Project Labor Agreement services …

McCarthy Tapped for Expansion, Renovation at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital

LONGMONT, CO — McCarthy Building Companies has started work on an expansion and renovation at UCHealth Longs Peak Hospital. The project includes renovation of current spaces, new construction, and creation of new shelled space. It is expected to be complete in summer 2025.

“As the need for quality health care …

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Wyoming Governor Appoints Westby Director of Wyoming DOT

CHEYENNE, WY — Governor Mark Gordon appoints Darin Westby Director of the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT). Westby has served as Interim Director of the agency since March. He was one of three finalist candidates for the position that the Wyoming Transportation Commission submitted to the Governor.

Prior to joining …

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Burns & McDonnell Designs Facility Expansion, Contributing to the Sustainability of Southeast Colorado’s Water Supply

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Cherokee Metropolitan District joined Burns & McDonnell and Garney Construction project team members for a ribbon-cutting to celebrate completion of a $45 million design-build wastewater facility project for the Cherokee Metropolitan District in southeast Colorado.

Cherokee Metropolitan District opted for a progressive design-build project delivery approach …

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Denver-Based G4 Construction Equipment Joins Hyundai North American Dealer Network

DENVER, CO — HD Hyundai Construction Equipment North America announces the addition to its North America dealer network of G4 Construction Equipment, of Denver, Colorado. The dealership will represent the full line of Hyundai construction equipment products throughout the Front Range region of eastern Colorado and southeastern Wyoming, from …

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ROMCO Equipment Co. and its Parent Company, SMT, Acquire Sierra Machinery

EL PASO, TX — ROMCO Equipment Co., a division of SMT, is expanding its footprint in the Southwest with the acquisition of Sierra Machinery. The closing of the sale represents the transfer of ownership of Sierra Machinery Inc., and its two locations in El Paso, Texas, and …

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s $28M, 5-Gate Terminal Addition Reaches Topping-Out Milestone

PHOENIX, AZ — General contractor McCarthy Building Companies and DWL Architects + Planners recently celebrated the topping-out milestone at Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport’s (Gateway Airport) new 30,000-square-foot, five-gate terminal modernization project.

The approximately $28 million project, which is being partially funded by a federal grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), …

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BOMAG Americas Announces Power Motive Corporation as New Full-Line Dealer for Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — BOMAG Americas has signed Power Motive Corporation (PMC) as the new dealer for the state of Arizona. From the company’s Phoenix, Chandler, and Tucson locations, PMC will provide its customers with sales, service, and parts support for the full BOMAG product line, spanning from light equipment to …

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HNTB Announces Watson as West Division President and Senior Vice President

SACRAMENTO, CA — Responding to ongoing growth and a robust U.S. transportation market, HNTB Corporation announces Jeff Watson, PE, as West Division President and Senior Vice President.

“Under the leadership of ... Jeff, HNTB will further strengthen partnerships with clients and communities in the ... West Division," said Rob …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes Somerton High School

SOMERTON, AZ ― McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction of Somerton High School, located in Somerton, Arizona, which is part of the Yuma Union High School District (YUHSD). The new $68 million school, designed by DLR Group, marks the seventh high school for YUHSD. It positions the district to …

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Clint Sundt Promoted to Senior Vice President and District Manager at Sundt Construction

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction announces the promotion of Clint Sundt to Senior Vice President and District Manager overseeing mining and special projects.

“Clint has been serving Sundt’s mining clients for over 30 years and has built a reputation of being a trusted partner to deliver some of the most …

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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 …

Wyoming DOT Awarded Federal RAISE Grant for I-25/I-80 Interchange Design

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) announces it is the recipient of a 2023 Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant to help fund the redesign of the Interstate 80/Interstate 25 interchange in Cheyenne.

“This is the third time we've applied for federal grant …

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USDOT Approves $501M Loan for I-25 Express Lane Expansion in Colorado

DENVER, CO — The U.S. Department of Transportation announces that its Build America Bureau has provided a $501 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan to the Colorado Transportation Investment Office on behalf of the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to improve a 61-mile corridor of I-25, including …

UTA Unveils HNTB-Program Managed OGX Bus Rapid Transit Line

OGDEN, UT — HNTB Corp. joins Utah Transit Authority in celebrating the completion of the Ogden Express Bus Rapid Transit Project. BRT is a high-capacity transit system that offers service by incorporating various features such as dedicated bus lanes, busways, traffic signal priority, and off-board fare collection.

HNTB served as …

Sterling Announces $216M Transportation Solutions Design-Build Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sterling Infrastructure, Inc. (Sterling) announces that Ralph L. Wadsworth Construction Company, LLC (RLW), together with its joint venture partner W.W. Clyde & Co., Inc., has been awarded a $216 million design-build contract for the Bangerter South Highway Interchanges Project by the Utah Department of …

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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Martens Development, Willmeng Construction Break Ground on Mission Park Industrial Development in Buckeye

BUCKEYE, AZ — Martens Development, a Scottsdale-based development firm that is active throughout the Phoenix market, and its general contracting partner Willmeng Construction broke ground on a Class A industrial development, Mission Park. This two-building, 723,508-square-foot Class A industrial park is located at the I-10 and Perryville Road in …

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Bechtel Establishes Office in Chandler, Arizona

CHANDLER, AZ — Bechtel announces that it will establish a new office in Chandler, Arizona. The office will serve as an important location for Bechtel’s Manufacturing & Technology business, which serves customers in the semiconductor, batteries, and battery materials markets.

Bechtel marked the opening of the office at an event …

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CFC Construction Promotes Smith as Firm’s President

GOLDEN, CO — CFC Construction, a member of the Big-D Family of Companies, announces that Sean Smith, an industry executive with more than two decades of experience, has been elevated to the role of President.

Smith, who joined CFC Construction in 2018, was previously in charge of business …

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Vantage Data Centers, McCarthy Building Companies Celebrate Topping Out of Construction on Phase II of Major Data Center Project

GOODYEAR, AZ — Vantage Data Centers, a global provider of hyperscale data center campuses, and general contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the topping out milestone for Phase II at Vantage Data Centers’ major new data center project in Goodyear, hosting a celebratory ceremony with Goodyear Mayor Joe Pizzillo in …

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Armstrong Consultants Celebrates 50 Years Serving Airports Across the West

GRAND JUNCTION, CO — Armstrong Consultants, an aviation engineering and planning firm, is celebrating 50 years of service.

Headquartered and founded in Grand Junction, Colorado, by Ed Armstrong in 1973, Armstrong began as a full-service civil engineering firm focused on site civil and structural design, geotechnical testing and design, …

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Utah DOT Marks Completion of Largest Project in the Last Decade

LAYTON, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) marked the completion of the US-89 highway project with a community celebration in Layton, Utah. Crews widened the highway from Main Street in Farmington to SR-193 in Layton, installed new pavement, and built four new interchanges with on- and off-ramps to …

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Jefferies Joins HNTB as Project Director in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Randy Jefferies joins HNTB as an Engineering Project Director and Associate Vice President in Salt Lake City. In this role, Jefferies will be responsible for leading complex transportation projects spanning a variety of transportation modes, including highways, transit, and active transportation.

“Randy’s combination of leadership …

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Sundt Construction Receives the AGC of Utah's Diamond Safety Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction was recently awarded the 2023 Diamond Award for Achievement of Safety Excellence from the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah. The award is based on more than a million man-hours worked at an incident rate that is 50% lower than the national …

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

SANTE FE, NM — 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 …

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One Scottsdale Medical is Underway in Scottsdale, Arizona

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Ryan Companies has broken ground on One Scottsdale Medical, a multi-tenant medical office building in Scottsdale, Arizona. This future two-story, 101,136-square-foot building is 80% preleased with two national health systems, City of Hope and Exalt Health as the anchor tenants. The remaining 20,000 square feet is available …

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McCarthy Building Companies Tops Out New Mill Avenue Parking Structure at Arizona State University

TEMPE, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently topped out construction on the $42 million, six-level, 429,000-square-foot Mill Avenue Parking Structure for Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe, Arizona.

Upon completion in October, the garage will offer 1,205 parking spaces to support the increased needs of the university and the …

Westwood Acquires Texas-Based Peloton Land Solutions

FORT WORTH, TX — Westwood Professional Services, Inc. (Westwood), a national multi-discipline engineering firm, announces its acquisition of Texas-based Peloton Land Solutions (Peloton).

The Peloton acquisition supports Westwood's long-term strategy to expand its existing markets and services. Peloton has approximately 200 team members between five offices in Fort Worth, Texas; …

Carson Valley Health, Gilbane Building Company Celebrate Topping Out Milestone

GARDNERVILLE, NV — Carson Valley Health (CVH) and Gilbane Building Company recently gathered along with local leaders to celebrate the topping-out milestone for the hospital addition in Gardnerville, Nevada.

"We are proud to support our growing community with the major expansion of Carson Valley Health," said Rich Arndt, Project …

AZ Water Association Names Ledbetter Construction Professional of the Year

PHOENIX, AZ — Archer Western Project Executive Kyle Ledbetter has been named the 2023 Construction Professional of the Year by the AZ Water Association. Ledbetter has 18 years of experience building water and wastewater projects with Archer Western across the state of Arizona, having completed water projects throughout metro …

Arizona State Transportation Board Approves Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — The State Transportation Board has approved the 2024-2028 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, which includes funding to expand and improve pavement conditions on multiple highways vital to moving passengers and commerce.

The program, which includes more than $9 billion in transportation investments, commits $2.6 billion to upgrade …

Utah DOT to Widen, Repave 9000 South in Sandy and West Jordan

SANDY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) announces that construction to widen 9000 South between Redwood Road in West Jordan and 700 West in Sandy has begun.

The project will build an extra eastbound and westbound travel lane on 9000 South, replace the bridge over the Jordan River, …

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AED Announces Stoltz as New Senior Regional Manager

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager. Stoltz is replacing Jonathan Porter, who has been promoted to Manager of Government Affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Stoltz is a graduate of …

Kiewit to Lead Design-Build Effort for New Biosolids Solar Drying Facility

TUCSON, AZ — A design-build team lead by Kiewit Infrastructure West Company (Kiewit) was recently selected to deliver a new biosolids solar drying facility that will be a model of sustainability.

The project, for the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department at its Tres Rios Wastewater Reclamation Facility (WRF) in …

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H&E Opens New Branch in Pueblo, Colorado

BATON ROUGE, LA — H&E Equipment Services Inc. (H&E) announces the opening of its Pueblo branch, its sixth rental location in the state of Colorado. The branch includes a fully fenced yard area, offices, and a separate repair shop and can handle a variety of construction and general industrial equipment …

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Construction Begins on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner, Kraemer North America, recently began construction on the I-70 Floyd Hill Project, which will improve mobility and increase safety along an eight-mile stretch of the I-70 Mountain Corridor from west of Evergreen to eastern Idaho …

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Wienberg Joins Perkins&Will as Firm Expands its Transportation Planning and Design Practice

DENVER, CO — Global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will welcomes Julie Wienberg, a national leader in aviation architecture. Wienberg will oversee Perkins&Will’s airport planning and design services, strengthening the firm’s leadership position in the market. With domestic air traffic expected to swell this year beyond pre-pandemic levels — and …

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BOMAG Americas Expands its National, Regional Rental Sales Force

DENVER, CO — BOMAG Americas announces a new National Accounts Manager plus recent additions to its regional rental sales manager (RSM) team. Having a sales manager dedicated to national and larger regional rental chains plus RSMs serving smaller territories allows BOMAG to enhance the level of sales support it offers …

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Washington to Strengthen HDR’s Transportation Equity and Environmental Justice Team

DENVER, CO — HDR announces Mike Washington will head the U.S. Central region equity and environmental justice activities for its transportation equity and environmental justice team.

Washington is an equity and government affairs expert who brings knowledge in equity public policy, transit planning, government relations, environmental justice, public engagement, and …

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Mortenson Breaks Ground on Denver Headquarters in RiNo Art District

DENVER, CO — Mortenson, a builder, developer, and engineering services provider with four decades of experience in Colorado, recently celebrated the groundbreaking of its four-story, 65,000-square-foot Denver headquarters within Denver's RiNo Art District (RiNo).

The project is being developed, constructed, owned, and occupied by Mortenson. Mortenson will occupy roughly …

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HDR Selected as Program Manager for Utah’s FrontRunner Strategic Double Track Commuter Rail System

OGDEN, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation has selected an HDR-led team to provide program management services for its nearly $1 billion FrontRunner Strategic Double Track project.

The project will add at least nine new segments of double track along the 83-mile FrontRunner commuter rail system and update …

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Wassef Leads Weitz Southwest Office as General Manager

PHOENIX, AZ — The Weitz Company announces Mina Wassef as the General Manager of its Southwest office based in Phoenix, Arizona. Wassef has been with the company for 10 years, starting with Weitz’s parent company, Orascom Construction PLC, as a Corporate Business Development Manager. As the newly appointed General …

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Sundt Transportation Group Adds Denker as New Project Manager

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt’s Transportation Group hires Matthew Denker as a new Project Manager in Arizona. He will provide project management assistance and estimation for the Transportation Group’s upcoming pursuits.

Denker has experience in the administration and construction of major highway and street projects in the public and private …

Eldridge Named Chief Operations Officer at Stanley Consultants

BROOMFIELD, CO — Stanley Consultants, a global engineering firm, hires Greg Eldridge as Chief Operations Officer. Eldridge was most recently Global Vice President of Growth and M&A Strategies for a large publicly traded AEC firm. He served in the US Army Corps of Engineers and has over 25 years …

Far West Equipment Dealers Association Merges with Associated Equipment Distributors

DAVIS, CA — The Far West Equipment Dealers Association (FWEDA) Board of Directors met and ratified a membership vote to merge with Associated Equipment Distributors (AED). The merger is scheduled to be finalized by the end of August.

“We are pleased with the outcome of the vote and look forward …

Sasaki to Lead 2023 Auraria Campus Master Plan

DENVER, CO — Auraria Higher Education Center (AHEC) announces that they have named global design firm Sasaki to lead the 2023 Auraria Campus Master Plan project. The firm was selected by the Master Plan Committee, which includes representation from the four on-campus institutions: Auraria Higher Education Center, Community College of …

Atkins Selected for Reimagining Nevada’s Boulder Highway

HENDERSON, NV — Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, has been selected by the City of Henderson, Nevada, to complete a multimodal redesign of Boulder Highway. Under the 12-month contract, Atkins’ design and engineering services will work with the City of Henderson to help enhance safety and …

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Hill International to Continue Supporting Capital Improvement Program at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX, AZ — Hill International, Inc. announces it was selected by the City of Phoenix Aviation Department to provide program management staff support services for the City of Phoenix’s Capital Improvement Program, Terminal Modernization Program, Airport Development Plan, and Capital Management Division at Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), Phoenix Deer …

Jacobs to Manage Architecture and Engineering for US Navy in the Southwest

PHOENIX, AZ — Jacobs secured a single award indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract with the Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command Southwest (NAVFAC SW) to perform multi-discipline Architecture-Engineering (A-E) Services in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and other approved areas of responsibility.

NAVFAC estimates the contract value …

Michael Baker International Names Cabrera Office Executive in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Michael Baker International announces that Tony Cabrera, P.E., has been promoted to Office Executive for the firm's Phoenix, Arizona, office. In this role, Cabrera will lead a multi-disciplinary team in executing client projects and continuing to expand the business with new clients, markets, and capabilities.

"Michael …

Populous Engaged by RS&H to Collaborate on New Mexico’s Spaceport America Master Plan

SANTA FE, NM — The New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) awards the Spaceport America Master Plan Project to the RS&H team, with Populous and Zia Engineering & Environmental Consultants respectively leading key aspects of the future visioning and environmental stewardship critical to the project. Spaceport America and NMSA will partner …

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Colorado DOT Cuts Ribbon on Charter Oak Ranch Road Improvements

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO —­­ The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor, SEMA Construction, hosted a ribbon cutting to celebrate the completion of Charter Oak Ranch Road improvements, a part of the Military Access, Mobility, & Safety Improvement Project (MAMSIP). Charter Oak Ranch Road is accessible off Interstate 25 …

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Cohen Joins HDR as Senior Transit Bus Specialist

DENVER, CO — Expert transit maintenance professional Tony Cohen joins HDR as a Senior Transit Bus Specialist, bringing more than 30 years of transit fleet and facility maintenance and zero emissions experience to the firm.

In this role, Cohen will serve as an expert in all aspects of bus fleets, …

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Stantec Adds Whitlock as New Buildings Practice Leader

DENVER, CO — Global integrated design firm Stantec welcomes Jason Whitlock as the Buildings Practice Leader for the Denver market. Whitlock brings more than 25 years of urban design, architecture, and placemaking expertise to the role. He will be responsible for top-line strategy and performance, design and project delivery excellence, …

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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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Phase 2 of the Sunnyslope High School Campus Renovation and Expansion Project Marks Topping-Out Milestone

PHOENIX, AZ — General contractor McCarthy Building Companies recently celebrated the construction milestone of topping-out for Phase 2 of the multiphase construction and renovation project at Sunnyslope High School. Topping-out marks the placement of the final beam atop the newest three-story classroom building on the growing campus in Phoenix. The …

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Builder's Day Event Brings Together Hundreds of Utah Students for Interactive Career Fair

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Members of Utah's largest construction firms, including Mortenson, Big-D Companies, Layton Construction, Hensel Phelps, Destination Homes, Okland Construction, and Henry Walker Homes, recently partnered to host the inaugural Builders' Day event, which took place at Salt Lake Community …

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Utah DOT Announces Huot as Next Deputy Director of Planning and Investment

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Ben Huot will serve as the new Deputy Director of Planning and Investment for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), starting July 15. Huot will succeed Teri Newell, who is retiring after 35 years of service in the transportation field.

In this role, Huot …

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Kerby Promoted to COO Role in Big-D Family of Companies

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Michael Kerby, who has been serving as President of Big-D Signature Group and sits on Big-D’s Executive Board, has been promoted to a Chief Operating Officer (COO) role within the Signature Group and the Big-D Family of Companies.

Kerby has significantly grown the …

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Sundt Construction Welcomes McDonald as New Sustainability Director

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction hires Richard McDonald as its Sustainability Director to implement and maintain sustainability initiatives and serve as a sustainable construction expert for Sundt employee-owners.

“Sundt has long been an advocate of sustainable business practices and a trusted partner for our clients as they pursue their own …

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EvoQuip Supports Diversification of Outlaw Excavating

TUCSON, AZ — EvoQuip, a manufacturer of compact crushing and screening equipment, has been integral to the diversification and growth journey of Outlaw Excavating, an excavating company based in Tucson, Arizona.

Outlaw Excavating was founded in 2005 by Cody White who — born and raised on a farm …

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Trimble Breaks Ground on 1.7-Megawatt Solar Array at Westminster, Colorado Headquarters

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble announces that the company has broken ground on the construction of a 1.7-megawatt solar array as a renewable energy source at its Westminster, Colorado headquarters. The new solar panels are projected to offset more than 100 percent of the energy consumed by Trimble’s two-building campus in …

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Global Machinery Hosted Open House to Unveil Mecalac's MWR Wheeled Excavator

Last month, Denver-based construction dealer Global Machinery hosted an open house event for approximately 40 contractors aimed at introducing them to the innovative range of products from Mecalac. Mecalac has a strong presence in Europe but is a relatively new player to the U.S. construction market while Global Machinery …

Projects Announced During Nevada DOT’s State Transportation Board Meeting will Support 942 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts and agreements announced during the Nevada Department of Transportation's (NDOT) Transportation Board of Directors meeting are projected to support 942 jobs for a year while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected. Transportation improvements reviewed/approved at the state …

Utah DOT Announces Major Projects for 2023

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) is ramping up construction on highway projects across the state. In 2023, UDOT has 217 projects scheduled to start or already under construction, with a combined value of $3.2 billion.

“This is one of our biggest construction years, with …

Final Phase of Arizona DOT SR 77 Repaving Project Begins in Tucson Area

TUCSON, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun the final phase of a project repaving 10 miles of State Route 77 between Tucson and Oro Valley. Crews recently began replacing about 3 miles of worn pavement between Ina Road and the Rillito River Bridge just south of …

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Walsh School District Breaks Ground on New PK-12 School

DENVER, CO — Walsh School District announces the start of construction on a brand new pre-K-12 school. The district held a groundbreaking ceremony where local officials, partner representatives, and community members were in attendance, including Superintendent and Walsh Junior and Senior High School Principal Corey Weiss and Walsh School Board …

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Komatsu to Build New Warehouse in Elko, Nevada

ELKO, NV — Komatsu announces plans for a construction project adding a new, nearly 50,000-square-foot warehouse to its service center campus in Elko, Nevada. The warehouse will expand local parts support for mining and construction customers in the Nevada region.

The new building will include:

  • High-capacity racking
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Hensel Phelps of Greeley, Colorado Named Nation’s Safest Construction Company in 2022 by AGC

GREELEY, CO — Hensel Phelps was recognized for having the nation’s top construction safety and health program in 2022 by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC). The association, which oversees the AGC-WTW Construction Safety Excellence Awards, an annual ranking of construction safety and health programs, noted that 47 other …

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Alston Construction Breaks Ground on Elliot Mesa Commerce Center

MESA, AZ — MIG Real Estate and Alston Construction announce the groundbreaking ceremony for the Elliot Mesa Commerce Center, a new industrial project in Mesa, Arizona. The ceremony took place at the project site located at the Northeast Corner of Power Road and Elliot Road. Local officials, business leaders, and …

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McCarthy Hires Everhart as Vice President of Finance, Southwest Region

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. hires Jane Everhart as Vice President of Finance for the firm’s Southwest region. In this role, Everhart will oversee the financial and operational results for the Southwest region, serving as a strategic business partner to the Regional President, Vice Presidents of Operations, and …

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SmithGroup, McCarthy Completes New University of Arizona Applied Research Building

PHOENIX, AZ — The University of Arizona marked the completion of construction and opening of the $85 million Applied Research Building (ARB), an advanced research facility for space research. Located at the southeast corner of Helen Street and the Highland Corridor and delivered utilizing a progressive design-build partnership between integrated …

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CS Wind Breaks Ground on Expansion at World’s Largest Wind Turbine Tower Manufacturing Plant

PUEBLO, CO — Construction is underway for an expansion to the world's largest manufacturing plant for wind turbine towers, a project designed to double production and lead to the hiring of at least 850 new employees. CS Wind executives welcomed Gov. Jared Polis for a groundbreaking at the plant, where …

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Suntec Names Archibald Director of Business Development and Construction

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Suntec Concrete adds to its leadership depth with the naming of industry veteran Doug Archibald as Director of Business Development and Construction. Based in Salt Lake City, Archibald will be a critical part of Suntec’s growing presence in Utah and Idaho.

In this role, Archibald …

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Arizona DOT Begins US 93 Widening Project Near Wickenburg

WICKENBURG, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun a project near Wickenburg to transform another five miles of US 93 from two lanes to four-lane divided highway.

The work is part of ADOT’s long-term vision to transform the entire 200-mile section of US 93 from Wickenburg to …

Dynapac North America Partners with Southwest JCB in Arizona and Colorado

DENVER, CO — Dynapac North America announces the addition of Southwest JCB to their dealer network. The Arizona and Colorado markets have been underserved for Dynapac for some time and through this partnership will bring Dynapac back to the forefront.

The two Southwest JCB locations in Denver, Colorado, and Phoenix, …

Las Vegas-Based Snyder of Brightline West to Serve as President of the Associated General Contractors of America

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) announces that Lester C. Snyder, Executive Vice President of Las Vegas-based Brightline West, will serve as its new national President for the coming 12 months.

“The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) serves as the single forum …

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Geneva Rock Moving Headquarters After Riverboat Road Building Acquisition

MURRAY, UT — Geneva Rock announces the acquisition of the Riverboat Road Building in Taylorsville, Utah, which will serve as its new headquarters.

"We're excited to be changing our address to this historical building," said Jay Ritchie, President of Geneva Rock. "With its 100,000-square-foot space and ample amenities, we're …

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Henderson Companies Opens Denver Office

DENVER, CO — Henderson Companies, the parent company of Henderson Engineers and Henderson Building Solutions, opens its newest office location in downtown Denver. Situated within the historic Ghost Building, the 4,801-square-foot space houses an inaugural group of 15 employees and is the company’s 13th national office location. While …

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HNTB’s Denver Office Continues Growth with New Project Wins and Hires

DENVER, CO — HNTB Corporation continues to experience significant growth in its Denver office after winning several new projects with the Colorado Department of Transportation, Denver International Airport, the City and County of Denver, and other clients in the West Region.

To support these and future projects, the Denver …

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Olsson Names Erramouspe Colorado Office Leader

DENVER, CO — Olsson appoints Josh Erramouspe as Colorado Office Leader. Erramouspe will oversee operations for all Olsson Colorado offices, including locations in Denver, Loveland, and Colorado Springs. He will also develop and execute strategies that grow Olsson’s brand, reputation, and clients in the state.

Erramouspe has nearly two decades …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower Expansion

GILBERT, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the $243 million, five-story Banner Gateway Medical Center tower expansion project, located in Gilbert, Arizona. The expansion doubles the size of the medical center campus and is expected to add more than 600 new jobs to the campus.

The 351,000-square-foot addition includes …

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CONEXPO-CON/AGG Exhibitors Take the Industry to the Next Level, Breaking Show Records

LAS VEGAS, NV — After five jam-packed days of innovative product launches and major company announcements, enlightening education sessions and countless networking opportunities, CONEXPO-CON/AGG & IFPE 2023 have come to a close, but not before taking the construction industry to the next level.

The show crushed expected attendance numbers, drawing …

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Gilbane Building Company Names Le Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for the US West Region

LOS ANGELES, CA — Gilbane Building Company announces that Tuyet Le has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development and Strategy for its Western Division which includes business operations in California, Arizona, and Nevada. In her role, Le will help drive strategic growth in the region’s health care, …

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Acadia Healthcare Breaks Ground with AP on New Behavioral Health Hospital in Arizona

MESA, AZ — Acadia Healthcare Company recently held a groundbreaking ceremony marking the beginning of construction on the new hospital that the company is building to serve residents of Mesa, Arizona, and surrounding communities. Built by Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) and slated to open in early 2024, the 100-bed …

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Ryan Companies Constructs a New Arizona Humane Society Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — Since 1957, the Arizona Humane Society (AHS) in Phoenix has created new programs and life-saving services for the area’s most vulnerable animals. The organization has led the single largest transformation for homeless animals of any community in the U.S. in the past seven years. But as the …

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McCarthy Building Companies Unveils New Innovation and Craft Workforce Center in Chandler, Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. unveiled its new multifunctional Innovation and Craft Workforce Center (ICWC) with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility serves as home to the firm’s craft workforce training, providing career development opportunities for those in the trades and the next generation of craft workers.

The 40,000-square-foot, …

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

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

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

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Sundt Industrial Group Adds Patterson as New Business Development Representative

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt’s Industrial Group hires Jessica Patterson to serve as a Business Development Representative in its Tempe office.

“We are excited to welcome Jessica, who comes in with a passion to drive results,” said Brad Tackett, Sundt Industrial Group’s Business Development Manager. “We look forward to …

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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 …

Milender White Honored as Top-Performing US Construction Company by ABC

ARVADA, CO — Milender White (MW) was just ranked No. 15 on the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) 2023 Top Performers list of U.S. mixed-use contractors. MW also ranked No. 57 out of the top 250 general contractors in the country and No. 123 on the ABC’s overall Top Performers …

Gresham Smith Announces Expansion into Denver

DENVER, CO — Gresham Smith, a national architecture and engineering firm, has expanded its operations into Denver, Colorado. The firm has signed a lease to move into a new office in downtown Denver in 2023. Gresham Smith's Denver office will be housed in the recently renovated Park Central tower …

IHC Scott Begins Offering Aggregates

ENGLEWOOD, CO — For the first time in company history, IHC Scott will begin offering aggregates products to its customers.

"We're thrilled to begin offering aggregates," said Jim Randall, President of IHC Scott. "This move will help us better compete in the marketplace. I'm confident that we'll be able …

Vector Structural Engineering Opens New Office in Utah to Increase Engineering Student Opportunities

OREM, UT — Vector Structural Engineering (Vector) announces that it is opening a new office in Orem, Utah. This office will focus mainly on the work that its college interns can perform, which includes supporting full time project engineers for tasks on larger projects and also helping to analyze existing …

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New TRIP Report Emphasizes Need for Increased Investments in New Mexico Roads

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A lack of sufficient transportation funding will make it difficult to adequately maintain and improve New Mexico’s existing transportation system. Increased investment in transportation improvements could relieve traffic congestion, improve road, bridge, and transit conditions, boost safety, and support long-term economic growth in New Mexico, according to …

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Populous and City of Aurora Celebrate Opening of Southeast Aurora Recreation Center and Fieldhouse

AURORA, CO — Global design firm Populous and the City of Aurora celebrated the opening of the 77,000-square-foot recreation center and field house in Southeast Aurora, a marriage of inspiration from the landscape, views, and topography of its mountain-adjacent location and design and amenities focused on benefitting the community.

Populous …

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Fatseas Joins Thornton Tomasetti as Vice President in Denver

DENVER, CO — Façade access engineering specialist John Fatseas joins Thornton Tomasetti’s Denver office as Vice President. As head of the firm’s façade access team, the new Vice President will be working with clients and project partners on the development of façade access and maintenance strategies for new and …

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Wold Architects and Engineers Earns Three Awards from the Association for Learning Environments Rocky Mountain Chapter

DENVER, CO — Wold Architects and Engineers (Wold), a local architectural and engineering firm, announces that The Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) Rocky Mountain Chapter awarded the Manzanola K-12 School project the Educators' Choice Award and the Summit Merit Award, and Josh Grenier, AIA, M. ED, Education Principal, received …

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Agilent Technologies Selects Turner to Build $725M Pharmaceutical Manufacturing Plant in Frederick, Colorado

FREDERICK, CO — Turner Construction Company announces that Agilent Technologies selected the company to build a $725 million facility to produce active pharmaceutical ingredients (API) in Frederick, Colorado. The facility will support Agilent’s mission to accelerate the production of oligonucleotide therapeutics that provide care to people facing a broad range …

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Takeuchi Hires Wells as Southwest Regional Business Manager

KATY, TX — Takeuchi-US names Austin Wells as its new Southwest Regional Business Manager.

Wells will manage all sales activity in the Southwest region, which includes Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado. His duties will include dealer development and recruitment, inventory control, forecasting, promotions, sales planning, and goal setting within that …

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Wilford W. Clyde Retires from Clyde Companies

OREM, UT — Wilford W. Clyde announces his retirement from Clyde Companies (CCI). However, Clyde will retain his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

The announcement comes on the heels of Jeremy Hafen being named as CEO last month, a position previously held by Clyde.

"It's been an …

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SmithGroup Hires Perrone to Lead Phoenix Higher Education Studio

PHOENIX, AZ — SmithGroup hires Carrie Perrone as Higher Education Studio Leader in its Phoenix office. The move marks Perrone’s return to SmithGroup, where she previously served as a Principal and Education Strategist with a focus on planning and designing learning environments. In her new role, Perrone will lead a …

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Sibul Named WSP USA Southwest Mountain Transportation Lead

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — WSP USA, an engineering, environment, and professional services consultancy, hires Matthew Sibul as Transportation District Business Line Lead for the firm's Southwest Mountain district. In this role, Sibul leads operations, project delivery, and client success to help grow WSP's transportation business in a five-state …

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Student Success District at the University of Arizona Receives an AIA National Honor Award for Interior Architecture

TUCSON, AZ — The Student Success District at the University of Arizona received the 2023 National American Institute of Architects (AIA) Interior Architecture Award, the institute’s awards program celebrating the most innovative interior spaces across the United States. This year’s AIA jury selected winning submissions that make their mark on …

Wyoming Civil Engineers Give the State's Infrastructure a C Grade

CHEYENNE, WY — The Wyoming section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases the first Report Card for Wyoming’s Infrastructure, with five categories of infrastructure receiving an overall grade of C. Civil engineers graded Wyoming’s aviation (B-), bridges (C-), drinking water (C), roads (C), and wastewater (D+). The …

The Weitz Company Selected to Complete New Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport Project

PHOENIX, AZ — The Weitz Company has been selected by Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to upgrade its Terminal 4 Baggage Handling System (BHS) for an estimated $50 million in construction costs. The project award encompasses preconstruction services and construction in partnership with JSM & Associates.

This project will …

McCarthy Building Companies Tops Out New Matador Activity Center at Arizona Western College

YUMA, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed the topping out of the $17.5 million Matador Activity Center at Arizona Western College (AWC). The center, which will serve more than 11,000 students, features a two-story, 45,000-square-foot building set on 3.5 acres within the campus and will open in fall 2023. …

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Wyoming Abandoned Mine Lands Project Wins Reclamation Award

CARBON COUNTY, WY — The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) honored the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Abandoned Mine Land Division during the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs conference in Grand Junction, Colorado. The project in Carbon County, Wyoming, at Hanna Elementary School and the …

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Transportation Board Approves Larkin-Thomason as Director of NDOT

CARSON CITY, NV — The Transportation Board of Directors unanimously approves the appointment of Tracy Larkin-Thomason as the Director of the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT).

Larkin-Thomason most recently served as the Senior Vice President of Program Development for the Intelligent Transportation Society of America (ITSA) in Washington, D.C., a …

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Vermeer Northwest and Vermeer Mountain West Merge

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

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Schiedeck, Ferris Emerge as Cat Global Operator Challenge Regional Champions

CLAYTON, NC — Thirty-five dealer event winners from across North America gathered in Clayton, North Carolina, to prove their mastery of both equipment and efficiency-boosting technology. Only two emerged victorious and earned the right to advance to the final round of the Caterpillar Global Operator Challenge (GOC) held in Las …

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Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Accommodates Customers with a Temporary Prefabricated Three-Gate Facility During Terminal Construction

PHOENIX, AZ — Just in time for the busy winter/spring travel season when hundreds of thousands of visitors descend upon the Valley for vacation, the WM Phoenix Open, and Super Bowl 2023, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) and local general contractor McCarthy Building Companies have constructed a temporary tension fabric …

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Brinkmann Constructors to Expand with Phoenix Office

PHOENIX, AZ — Brinkmann Constructors, a national general contractor, is opening a new office in Phoenix to allow the company to better serve the southwest United States, an area where the company is already active.

Over the last few years, Brinkmann has entered many new markets as it continues …

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Transformation of Downtown South Salt Lake Kicks Off as One Burton Project Breaks Ground

SOUTH SALT LAKE, UT — Construction work is officially underway at One Burton, a major residential and retail development that will anchor the transformation of South Salt Lake’s downtown.

Speaking at a groundbreaking celebration, Mayor Cheri Wood described One Burton as the key first piece of a much-anticipated redevelopment area …

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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 …

Wilson & Company Acquires Phoenix-Based HELM, Inc. Employees

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects announces the acquisition of the employees of Holistic Engineering and Land Management, Inc. (HELM) based in Phoenix, Arizona. HELM is a civil engineering consulting company whose work includes drainage, flood hazard mitigation, stormwater management, and water conservation services.

The HELM …

Samaniego Promoted to Senior Vice President and Shareholder of Bohannan Huston, Inc.

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — The Bohannan Huston, Inc., (BHI) Board of Directors announces a new leadership promotion. Juan Samaniego, PE was promoted to Senior Vice President of BHI’s Construction Engineering division.

Samaniego's civil engineering experience ranges from planning and design through construction, and he has broad design experience from his …

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LRE & Companies Unveils Plans for New 13-Acre Mixed-Use Development Project in Rapidly Growing Fernley, NV

FERNLEY, NV — LRE & Companies, a full spectrum real estate development, asset manager, construction, and hotel management company, has unveiled plans for Fernley Promenade, a 13-acre mixed-used development project comprising of industrial, retail, and hotel, in Fernley, Nevada, one of the fastest-growing cities in The Silver State.

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Encore Electric Announces Planned Succession Leadership Changes

LAKEWOOD, CO — As part of the planned succession of the organization, Encore Electric announces a new structure for the organization’s leadership team. Andy Gordon, current Chief Operating Officer, has stepped into the role of President and Willis Wiedel has been named Chief Executive Officer. Wade Stencel, the …

Michael Baker International Selected by Utah DOT to Design New Interchange on Bangerter Highway at 4700 South

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Michael Baker International announces that the firm has been selected by the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT), as lead designer for the RLW/Clyde Joint Venture (JV) Progressive Design-Build (PDB) team, to provide design services for the Bangerter Highway at 4700 South Project. The …

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

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

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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Wilson & Company Names Branfort as Chief Information Officer

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Wilson & Company, Inc., Engineers & Architects announces that Senior Vice President Ryan Branfort, RLS, GISP, will serve as the company’s first-ever Chief Information Officer (CIO). Branfort will lead the organization’s information technology team, serve on the executive leadership team, and support the board of directors …

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Shears Adkins Rockmore Celebrates 20 Years in Business

DENVER, CO — Denver-based architecture, interior design, and planning firm Shears Adkins Rockmore (SAR+) announces its 20th anniversary of operation in the business of design.

With a team of nearly 70 professionals today, SAR+ has been planning, designing, and executing urban infill, mixed-use projects across the country since its founding. …

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Colorado DOT Celebrates the Completion of the Central 70 Project

DENVER, CO — Governor Polis, the Federal Highway Administration, local officials, and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) recently celebrated the completion of the four-acre cover park over a section of the new lowered Interstate 70 between Brighton and Colorado boulevards as well as the completion of major interstate …

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Denver International Airport Celebrates Opening of HNTB-Designed Concourse A-West

DENVER, CO — HNTB in partnership with Denver International Airport (DEN) officially cut the ribbon on the new Concourse A-West with a recent celebration. A-West supports DEN’s Vision 100 strategic plan to serve 100 million annual passengers within the next 10 years by increasing the airport’s overall gate capacity by …

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Final Work Wraps Up on US 40 Sand Springs Gulch to Craig Resurfacing Project

MOFFAT COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contractor partner Elam Construction announce work is wrapping up on the resurfacing project along US Highway 40 from Sand Springs Gulch to Craig. During construction, work took place on US 40 for 12 miles from approximately Mile Point 80, …

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Hafen Named CEO of Clyde Companies

OREM, UT — The Clyde Companies (CCI) Board of Directors unanimously approves promoting Jeremy Hafen to CEO, effective immediately. Hafen will still serve as President of Clyde Companies.

Wilford W. Clyde, who previously served as CEO, will retain his position as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

"As a …

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The Opus Group Begins Construction on Deer Valley 30, a Speculative Industrial Development in North Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — The Opus Group (Opus) announces the start of construction on Deer Valley 30, a three-building speculative industrial development in north Phoenix. The project will include three buildings on 30 acres suited for warehouse and light manufacturing use.

“We are excited to break ground on this state-of-the-art industrial …

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Jacobsen Receives Four Project of the Year Awards from Associated General Contractors of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Four Jacobsen Construction projects have been named best in their category by the Associated General Contractors of Utah. The four winning projects are:

  • Liberty Sky - 2022 Multi-Family/Residential High-Rise Project of the Year
  • Primary Children’s Hospital Inpatient Remodel & Expansion - 2022 Health Care …
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Sundt Hires Lang as Assistant Project Manager, Browne as Business Development Representative in Tempe, Arizona

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction hires Samuel Lang as an Assistant Project Manager in its Building Group and Jenny Browne as a Business Development Representative in its Industrial Group. Both are based in the Tempe, Arizona, office.

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New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, over 1,000 transportation projects in New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming 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 …

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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 …

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Stantec Awarded $20M Contract for Gross Reservoir Expansion Project

BOULDER COUNTY, CO — Stantec has been named Engineer of Record providing engineering support during construction for the second phase of the Gross Reservoir Expansion (GRE) Project in Boulder County, Colorado. The $531-million project will raise the height of the existing concrete curved gravity dam by 131 feet, increasing the …

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McKissack & McKissack Appoints Jenkins Vice President of Operations for the Midwest and West

CHICAGO, IL — McKissack & McKissack, a Black- and woman-owned architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) company, announces that Girard Jenkins has been promoted to Vice President of Operations for the Midwest and West. The Chicago-based project executive, who has more than 35 years of experience leading public and private …

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NexCore Group Breaks Ground on Montrose Ambulatory Care Center

DENVER, CO — Health care real estate investment and development company, NexCore Group, has begun preliminary groundwork at the site of a new Ambulatory Care Center (ACC) in Montrose, Colorado. The project is moving forward in partnership with Montrose Regional Health (MRH), a nonprofit health care system serving Montrose, …

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Ostermiller Joins HNTB as Senior Project Director in West Region

DENVER, CO — Robert Ostermiller, PE, joins HNTB as Senior Project Director and Vice President in Denver. In this role, Ostermiller will provide leadership and solutions to transportation clients on big programs. Ostermiller will work closely with clients throughout Colorado, California, and the Western states.

“Rob brings an impressive …

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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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HNTB Names Dippel President of Western Region

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

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

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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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Cushing Terrell Awarded IDIQ Contracts to Support Interior Department Projects

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

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McCarthy Building Companies Begins $25M Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport Terminal Addition

PHOENIX, AZ — Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport (Gateway Airport) selects McCarthy Building Companies as its general contractor to begin construction of a new 30,000-square-foot terminal addition to replace a 13-year-old temporary structure. The approximately $25-million project, which is being partially funded by a federal grant from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), …

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Byers Elevated to Vice President of Preconstruction for McCarthy’s Renewable Energy & Storage Group

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces the promotion of Brenda Byers to Vice President of Preconstruction for the firm’s Renewable Energy and Storage Group. During her six years at McCarthy, Byer’s passion for sustainability and providing a client-focused approach to renewable energy solutions has been instrumental in the …

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Sundt Construction Breaks Ground on 200-Megawatt Appaloosa Solar 1 Project in Iron County, Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Renewable energy developer rPlus Energies has commenced construction of the 200 MWac/240 MWdc Appaloosa Solar 1 project located in Iron County, Utah. This project is the largest in Utah to reach this milestone.

Neighboring Appaloosa Solar 1 is the 80 MWac/110 MWdc Three Peaks Solar …

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University of Utah Breaks Ground on Innovative New Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine Building

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The University of Utah recently broke ground on the new home for its Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine. The $185-million facility has been made possible, in part, by funds from a landmark gift of $110 million from the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles …

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Brinkmann Constructors Promotes Satterthwaite to CEO, Oberle to President

ST. LOUIS, MO — Brinkmann Constructors has completed a leadership succession plan that promotes Brian Satterthwaite to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Tom Oberle to President. Founder Bob Brinkmann, formerly CEO, remains engaged as Chairman of the Board for the company he launched in 1984.

Since 2010, Brinkmann had …

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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, …

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Trimble Changes Headquarters to Westminster, Colorado

WESTMINSTER, CO — Trimble announces 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, Trimble’s CEO, …

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Colorado Springs Celebrates Completion of Colorado Highway 21 and Research Parkway Diverging Diamond Interchange

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Governor Jared Polis, representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), and state and local officials recently gathered for a ceremonial ribbon cutting on the newly constructed Diverging Diamond Interchange at CO 21 and Research Parkway. The ceremony celebrated the completion of this priority infrastructure project, …

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

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

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DLR Group's Tribbett to Lead Business Development Efforts for K-12 Education Studio

DENVER, CO — Pamela Tribbett joins DLR Group's K-12 Education studio in Denver. She will lead business development efforts to expand and diversify the firm’s K-12 Education design offerings for school districts and communities in Colorado and Wyoming.

Tribbett builds trust with her clients by aligning design expertise with …

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Colorado Advances $1.7B in Transportation Funding Over Next Five Years

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) announces $1.7 billion in projects set to deliver the next phase of the department’s 10 Year Plan after the Colorado Transportation Commission adopted a major update to the plan. This funding builds on $2.2 billion in previous 10 Year Plan capital …

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New 45,000-Square-Foot Medical Office Building Takes Shape at Mercy Medical Commons

GILBERT, AZ — The first frame panels for the third Mercy Gilbert Medical Office Building have been lifted into place, keeping the project on schedule for its planned March 2023 completion.

At the time of tilt, this facility has been fully leased and programmed with Dignity Health's East Valley's graduate …

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Encore Electric Lights the Way for Girls in Transportation and Construction

LAKEWOOD, CO — Nearly 1,000 young women from the Denver Metro Area recently gathered to explore possibilities that a career in construction could hold.

The Transportation & Construction GIRL Day is an annual event hosted by the HOYA Foundation to introduce young women to the career opportunities available in the …

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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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Big-D Construction Starts $24M High Valley Transit Campus Project

PARK CITY, UT — Construction officially started for High Valley Transit’s first permanent administration and maintenance facility in Park City, Utah. The organization has been utilizing a temporary structure since it started serving the Summit County community in 2021.

A groundbreaking ceremony recently took place at the construction site of …

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Arizona DOT Officially Begins Construction on I-17 Improvement Project North of Anthem

PHOENIX, AZ — The first phase of work for the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) long-awaited Interstate 17 Improvement Project from Anthem Way to Sunset Point is now underway.

The $446-million project, which will add capacity and reduce congestion along this heavily traveled corridor, is expected to take approximately …

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Arizona Oncology Cancer Center Working with NexCore Group on New Cancer Treatment Center

PRESCOTT, AZ — National health care, life sciences, and senior housing real estate developer NexCore Group, in collaboration with Arizona Oncology, recently broke ground on a cancer treatment center in Prescott, Arizona. Arizona Oncology, one of the largest medical groups in Arizona devoted exclusively to cancer care, and NexCore …

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Lucas Joins HNTB as Design-Build Project Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Scott Lucas, PE, joins HNTB Corporation as Design-Build Project Director and Vice President, bringing more than 25 years of experience in lead design roles on complex infrastructure projects. Lucas, who is based in the Salt Lake City office, will focus on HNTB’s growing portfolio …

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DLR Group's 'Zero Heroes' Win ASHRAE's 2022 NetZero Design Competition

SANTA FE, NM — DLR Group’s integrated design team won first place in the 2022 LowDown Showdown, an annual competition held by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) that invites teams to model a new net-zero building and achieve exemplary building performance. They shared their …

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McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground on Student Experience Center at Arizona Western College

YUMA, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently broke ground on construction of the $17.5-million Student Experience Center at Arizona Western College (AWC). The center, which will serve more than 11,000 students, will include a two-story, 45,000-square-foot building set on 3.5 acres within the campus and will open in fall 2023. …

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 …

Nevada DOT Receives Record $101M in Additional Federal Transportation Spending Authority

CARSON CITY, NV — At a recent Transportation Board of Directors meeting, Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) Director Kristina Swallow announced that $101 million in additional federal highway spending authority — the most Nevada has ever received — has been made available from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) for state …

Southwest Material Handling, Inc. Acquires ProCon JCB

COMMERCE CITY, CO — Southwest Material Handling, Inc. has recently acquired ProCon JCB. Southwest JCB and ProCon JCB will operate as Southwest JCB under the parent company Southwest Material Handling, Inc. Kirt Little, CEO/President of Southwest Material Handling, Inc., announces that Southwest JCB will now operate branches in …

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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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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McCarthy Building Companies Mobilizes Workforce for New Agave Solar Project for APS in Southwest Maricopa County

ARLINGTON, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. is mobilizing its workforce on the new Agave Solar Plant, a 150-megawatt (MWac) solar facility located in Arlington, Arizona, in the southwestern part of Maricopa County. Secured as the EPC (Engineering, Procurement, and Construction) contractor by Arizona Public Service Company (APS) to construct …

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Central 70 Project Achieves Last Major Milestone on I-70 and is One Step Closer to Substantial Completion

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation’s (CDOT) Central 70 Project has successfully completed the last major milestone on Interstate 70, which marks the end of major construction impacts on the roadway. Motorists are now driving in a new and permanent alignment on westbound I-70 between Brighton and …

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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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Renovation Complete at Pat Tillman Middle School

PHOENIX, AZ — A community-wide celebration was recently held to commemorate the transformation of Pat Tillman Middle School. The campus, which is named after one of the nation’s most revered American heroes, has been modernized to support the school’s new vision for teaching and learning. DLR Group’s design now …

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Arizona DOT Opens New Stretch of SR 24 East of Williams Field Road

PHOENIX, AZ — A new stretch of highway opened on schedule in the East Valley when the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) extended State Route 24 another four miles between Williams Field Road and Ironwood Drive along the Maricopa and Pinal county line.

ADOT lifted the curtain on the $77-million …

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McCarthy Promotes Ferguson and Moon to Vice President Project Executive

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. promotes Ryan Ferguson to Vice President Project Executive of the Mission Critical project group based in Phoenix, Arizona, and promotes Brandon Moon to Vice President Project Executive of the firm’s aviation group in the Southwest region.

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Acosta Returns to HDR as Architecture Managing Principal in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Michelle Acosta, AIA, ACHA, EDAC, rejoins HDR as Managing Principal of the architecture practice in Phoenix. In her new role, Acosta will lead the strategy and success of the Phoenix office, working to provide quality and service to clients, cultivate relationships, and strengthen connections throughout the …

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PMB, Montgomery Street Partners Announce Approval on First Speculative Purpose-Built Life Sciences Project in Boulder County, Colorado

SUPERIOR, CO — PMB, in partnership with Montgomery Street Partners, received Superior Town Board approval on its final development plan for Coal Creek Innovation Park at Downtown Superior, giving PMB discretionary approval to construct the $280-million purpose-built life sciences project. PMB has hired CBRE to market it for …

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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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Jacobs to Complete Design of Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System

CLOVIS, NM — Jacobs will provide design services for the remaining phases of Eastern New Mexico Water Utility Authority's (ENMWUA) rural water supply system, which will provide a renewable surface water supply to 55,000 people and Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico.

The Eastern New Mexico Rural Water …

Sundt + Concord Completes Tucson Convention Center Renovations

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt recently completed renovations at the Tucson Convention Center. The $65-million project in downtown Tucson was completed in partnership with Concord General Contracting.

“We are very proud to have completed this project,” said Mike Miller, Sundt’s Project Manager. “Returning to the TCC campus to enhance …

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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 …

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 …

CEMCO Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

BELEN, NM — CEMCO Inc., a manufacturer of portable and stationary VSI crushing systems, celebrates its 60th anniversary. The third-generation, family-owned company provides a holistic approach to mineral processing by evaluating a customer’s operation and developing solutions tailored to their specific applicational requirements.

CEMCO’s expertise allows the company to …

Conscience Bay Co. Selects Design and Development Team for New Life Sciences and Tech Building in Boulder, Colorado

BOULDER, CO — Boulder-based real estate investment, management, and development firm Conscience Bay Company (CBC) has selected global design firm Stantec to serve as lead architect, interior designer, landscape architect, lighting design, and sustainability consultant on their new two-story life sciences and technology building in Boulder, Colorado.

CBC also announced …

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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Macias Joins HDR as Zero Emissions Mobility Senior Program Manager

DENVER, CO — Carly Macias, LEED GA, ENV SP, joins HDR as a Zero Emissions Mobility Senior Program Manager. Based in Denver, Macias will provide transit agencies and fleet owners with strategic leadership as they move toward the vision of zero emissions mobility. She will support projects across North …

Walker Joins HNTB as Senior Program Manager in West Region

DENVER, CO — Del Walker, PE, joins HNTB as Senior Program Manager and Vice President in Denver. In this role, Walker will provide leadership and solutions to transportation clients facing critical infrastructure improvement needs. Walker will work closely with clients throughout Colorado, California, and the Western states to develop …

Perkins&Will Denver Studio Celebrates 60 Years in the Rocky Mountain Region

DENVER, CO — Perkins&Will Denver, formerly known as Sink Combs Dethlefs, is celebrating its 60th year in Denver. Founded in 1962, the studio’s philosophy has always been to create buildings and spaces that are impactful.

Sink Combs Dethlefs was an internationally recognized leader in sports, recreation, and entertainment facility design …

Terracon Acquires Drilling Engineers Inc.

FORT COLLINS, CO — Terracon announces the expansion of their drilling services with the acquisition of Drilling Engineers Inc. (DEI) of Fort Collins, Colorado. For nearly 60 years, DEI has served public and private sector clients with a complete suite of subsurface drilling services and has a long history of …

Meta and DPR Construction Launch Hardhat in Hand in Mesa

MESA, AZ — Meta and DPR Construction have partnered to bring Hardhat in Hand, Meta's nationwide skilled trades training program, to Meta's Mesa Data Center. This paid, eight-week program focuses on recruiting new people to the construction trades and providing participants with fundamental knowledge relevant to all construction and skilled …

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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 …

McCarthy Names Williams Business Unit Leader of its Education Group in the Southwest Region

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces that Antonya Williams has been promoted to Business Unit Leader of the firm’s Education group in the Southwest region. She will continue to serve as a member of the national firm’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT), which guides national business strategy, company culture, …

McCarthy/Gensler Complete Science Complex at South Mountain Community College in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies has completed construction of the $13.6-million Science Complex project at South Mountain Community College (SMCC), which includes a new 19,000-square-foot Physical and Life Science building and a complete renovation of two existing buildings. The Science Complex will begin its STEM programs and laboratory sessions …

Burns & McDonnell Promotes Toporowski to Lead Program Management Projects Across Southwest

PHOENIX, AZ — With a history of project success, Laura Toporowski has been promoted to Department Manager for the regional Construction Group at Burns & McDonnell in Phoenix, Arizona. In this role, she and her team will focus on driving growth and leading successful program management projects across the Southwest. …

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Parametrix Selects Cummings as Director of Transit

RENO, NV — Amy Cummings, AICP, LEED AP has been selected to lead Parametrix’s transit practice companywide.

Cummings is based in Reno, Nevada, and joined Parametrix in 2021 as a Senior Consultant with the firm’s Nevada Transportation Division. Prior to joining Parametrix, she was the Deputy Executive Director/Director of …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes SmithGroup/Corgan-Designed Final Concourse for Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently completed construction of the eighth and final concourse in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which includes the addition of eight new gates serving Southwest Airlines passengers.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4 is the busiest terminal at the …

Wyoming Hyperscale Launches Construction of World’s First Sustainable Hyperscale Data Center Ecosystem

ASPEN, WY — As the data center services market is projected to grow by more than 50 percent by 2026, Wyoming Hyperscale White Box is leading the way globally to drive down the environmental impact of Big Tech within hyperscale applications. The company’s Aspen Mountain Hyperscale Data Center campus — …

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 …

SNC-Lavalin Awarded $31M Design Engineering Contract to Help Relieve Congestion, Improve Safety Along Colorado Mountain Corridor

DENVER, CO — SNC-Lavalin, a fully integrated professional services and project management company with offices around the world, has been awarded a six-year, $31-million contract to provide design engineering services for the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to help improve resiliency, safety, travel times, and trip reliability along the …

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Colorado DOT Begins Replacement of 17 Structures in Southeast Colorado

DENVER, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and its contracting partner CapitalTezak Joint Venture, will begin replacement efforts of 17 structurally deficient rural structures in southeastern Colorado. These 17 structures are located on three separate essential corridors in southeast Colorado — Colorado Highway 9, United States Highway 24, …

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 …

Dream Las Vegas Announces Start of Construction Following Ceremonial Groundbreaking

LAS VEGAS, NV — Developed by Shopoff Realty Investments and Contour, in partnership with Dream Hotel Group, Dream Las Vegas will be a driving force in the ongoing revitalization and rejuvenation of the south end of the Las Vegas Strip. The 531-room lifestyle hotel and casino pairs global architecture …

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 …

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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Clayco Celebrates Groundbreaking of X Phoenix II, a New 26-Story High-Rise in Phoenix’s Downtown Core

PHOENIX, AZ — Clayco, a full-service, turnkey real estate, architecture, engineering, design-build, and construction firm, celebrated the groundbreaking of X Phoenix II, a new 26-story mixed-use residential high-rise located in Phoenix’s downtown core. Designed by Clayco subsidiary Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC), this 632,442-square-foot project is owned and developed by …

McCarthy Completes SmithGroup/Corgan-Designed Final Concourse for Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently completed construction of the eighth and final concourse in Terminal 4 at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, which includes the addition of eight new gates serving Southwest Airlines passengers.

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport’s Terminal 4 is the busiest terminal at the …

Anvik Named Business Unit Leader of McCarthy’s National Water Group

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies announces Chris Anvik has been promoted to Business Unit Leader for the firm’s national Water Group, based in Phoenix, Arizona. Anvik has been leading water and wastewater construction teams for McCarthy for nearly 20 years, building major water infrastructure projects and related technical upgrades …

Sundt Transportation Promotes James to Vice President and Preconstruction Manager

PHOENIX, AZ — Sundt Construction promotes Mike James in its Transportation Group. He will serve as the Vice President and Preconstruction Manager.

“Mike’s talent in preconstruction is exemplary. He will continue to provide leadership and oversight for preconstruction across all four of the group’s regions,” said Jeff Williamson, President …

Arizona State Transportation Board Approves 2023-2027 Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — The State Transportation Board has approved the 2023-2027 Five-Year Transportation Facilities Construction Program, setting the stage for the expansion and improvement of several highways that carry significant passenger and freight traffic.

The approved five-year program allocates $571 million in projects that widen highways or improve interchanges, including: …

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AO Celebrates Phase II Grand Opening of Mountain View Village in Riverton, Utah

RIVERTON, UT — Mountain View Village, a new mixed-use open-air lifestyle development in Riverton, Utah, recently celebrated the completion of its second phase of development with a four-day community party. AO, a full-service architecture firm with design expertise spanning the full commercial real estate spectrum, served as the 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, …

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, …

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, …

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Choosing Screen Media to Improve Production and Solve Screening Problems

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

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Arizona DOT to Repave 29 Miles of Southbound I-17 Near Flagstaff

FLAGSTAFF, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is starting a project to replace pavement on 29 miles of Interstate 17 south of Flagstaff in order to create a smooth driving surface and repair damage from winter weather.

The work will stretch from the I-40 interchange south to the …

Union Printers Home Celebrates 130-Year Anniversary, Selects Sasaki to Lead Master Plan Process

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — In celebration of the 130-year-anniversary of the Union Printers Home, UPH Partners announces its selection of the multi-disciplinary firm, Sasaki, to lead the visioning process and produce a master plan for the 26-acre campus and its landmark structures. The home originally opened May 12, 1892. …

Sasaki Welcomes Mendenhall as New Director of Strategic Initiatives

DENVER, CO — Allyson Mendenhall, FASLA, joins Sasaki as the Director of Strategic Initiatives for Sasaki’s landscape architecture, civil engineering, and ecology practice. Mendenhall is a landscape architect who has practiced in several landscape architecture, planning, and urban design firms.

Mendenhall has also just been appointed President of Harvard …

Sasaki Appoints Brooks and Cawrse as New Principals in Denver Office

DENVER, CO — Sasaki announces Joshua Brooks AICP, ASLA, PLA and Anna Cawrse ASLA, PLA have been promoted to Principal.

“A hallmark of Sasaki’s success over the years has been welcoming new voices to the firm’s leadership, especially those that offer fresh perspectives and lead us towards innovative opportunities,” said …

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Agencies Celebrate Start of CO 13 Project in Garfield County

GARFIELD COUNTY, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration, and contractor IHC Scott recently gathered to celebrate the beginning of the Colorado Highway 13 Rio Blanco Hill widening project. Agency representatives spoke of benefits of the multiyear project and the teamwork necessary for …

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 …

Colorado DOT and Partner Agencies Celebrate Completion of US 24, CO 300 Project in Lake County

LEADVILLE, CO — Representatives from the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration, Lake County, and the City of Leadville recently gathered to celebrate the completion of the US Highway 24/CO 300 Leadville South project. Attendees gathered at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery on Colorado Highway 300.

Speakers …

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 …

Shinall Joins HNTB as Project Manager in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Kristi Shinall joins HNTB as an Engineering Project Manager in Salt Lake City. Shinall brings over two decades of experience to her new role.

“Kristi is a valuable addition to HNTB, and we are excited to add her high level of project and program management …

Tsurumi America Appoints Hipwell as New Northwest Regional Sales Manager

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

Three New Bangerter Highway Interchanges Now Complete in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has completed construction of three new freeway-style interchanges at 6200 South in Taylorsville/West Jordan, 10400 South in South Jordan, and 12600 South in Riverton. The projects included removing all stoplights and separating Bangerter Highway from the local cross streets, …

Valley Metro Streetcar in Tempe Celebrates Official Project Completion and Start of Service

TEMPE, AZ — Valley Metro recently celebrated the completion of the new $192-million Tempe Streetcar project, designed by Stantec, to improve connectivity in one of the most densely developed and diverse urban areas in the Phoenix-metropolitan area. The three-mile track circulates around Tempe’s Arizona State University campus, through the …

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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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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Perkins&Will Denver Studio Announces Retirement of Barnard

DENVER, CO — Global architecture and design firm Perkins&Will announces that Andy Barnard of the Denver, Colorado, studio is retiring.

The announcement follows previous leadership changes the studio underwent in January and marks a successful career for Barnard, who worked with the practice for 33 years and was an integral …

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HNTB Names Akhavan Office Leader in Denver

DENVER, CO — HNTB Corporation names Reza Akhavan, PE, its new Office Leader in Denver, Colorado. A veteran engineer and transportation expert, Akhavan brings more than 30 years of experience in planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance, and program management of transportation projects.

Akhavan leads a team of transportation infrastructure …

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DLR Group Designs New Student-Athlete High Performance Center

FLAGSTAFF, AZ ― The opening of the new Student-Athlete High Performance Center elevates Northern Arizona University’s (NAU) offerings to all current and future Lumberjack student-athletes. University leaders, local dignitaries, past and current Lumberjacks, and community members recently gathered to celebrate the grand opening. DLR Group designed the facility, which was …

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Agua Fria High School District Celebrates Completion of the Millennium High School Rise and Roar Center

GOODYEAR, AZ — Agua Fria High School District and partners McCarthy Building Companies and BWS Architects recently completed the design and construction of the new gymnasium at Millennium High School, called the Rise and Roar Center.

The new $16.25-million, 45,000-square-foot multipurpose facility features three full courts with fixed seating and …

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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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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Completes Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals (RRH), a system of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and America Development & Investments LLC (ADI), a health care real estate developer based in Dallas, completed construction on the custom-built facility.

With …

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McCarthy Holdings Inc. Promotes Newman to Chief Financial Officer

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Holdings Inc. promotes Kristine Newman to Chief Financial Officer. Prior to assuming this role, Newman served as Executive Vice President for the company. She replaces retiring CFO Doug Audiffred, and reports directly to McCarthy Holdings Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Ray Sedey.

Newman …

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University of Utah Research Park Awarded APA Utah High Achievement in Master Planning

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Perkins&Will announces that the University of Utah Research Park (UURP) Strategic Vision has received a High Achievement Award for a Master Plan or Study from the American Planning Association (APA) Utah. This award celebrates projects that make an exceptional contribution to planning and that the …

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Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital Wins ASHE Vista Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The American Society for Health Care Engineering of the American Hospital Association selected Intermountain Utah Valley Hospital as the 2022 Vista Award winner in the New Construction category. The Vista Awards aim to highlight professionals who are at the forefront of health care design and …

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Work Begins on Renovations to Historic Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) recently celebrated the start of construction on the HOK-designed $116-million renovation of the Frank E. Moss U.S. Courthouse in Salt Lake City, Utah.

GSA awarded the renovation contract to locally operated Big-D Construction. HOK is providing design …

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

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

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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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Construction Completes on ASU’s Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7

TEMPE, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction of the new $192-million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) project at Arizona State University (ASU) in Tempe. The new, approximately 281,000-gross-square-foot, five-story, high-performance research facility is now known as the Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health.

The …

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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., …

World’s Largest Green Hydrogen Hub Selects Black & Veatch as EPC Provider

DELTA, UT — Black & Veatch announces that it has been selected by Mitsubishi Power Americas and Magnum Development, co-developers of what will be the world’s largest industrial green hydrogen production and storage facility, to provide engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) services for the Advanced Clean Energy Storage project …

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

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

Understanding and Protecting Against Mold on Jobsites

Most hazards you’ll find on a construction site are big and generally obvious. It might be the inherent danger of certain power tools, the possibility of an electric shock, or the potential for a fall. Because workers recognize these hazards, they can take steps to avoid or minimize them.

But …

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Dekker/Perich/Sabatini Breaks Ground on New Mixed-Use Development, MaxQ at Kirtland

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — MaxQ at Kirtland, a new mixed-use development located on Kirtland Air Force Base has broken ground on its first phase. MaxQ is designed to transform more than 70 acres of vacant land on the air force base into approximately 1 million square feet of office, laboratory, and …

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

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

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

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

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

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Ryan Expands into Colorado, Names Monroe New Regional President

DENVER, CO — Ryan Companies has officially expanded into Colorado by naming a new Regional President. Kirk Monroe is now Ryan’s Rocky Mountain Regional President. Having served as one of our partners in Colorado across much of the country for more than 25 years, Monroe is very familiar with the …

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Saunders-Stantec Team to Deliver New Glenwood Maintenance Facility Expansion for Roaring Fork Transportation Authority

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO — The design-build team of Saunders Construction and Stantec are supporting the Roaring Fork Transportation Authority (RFTA) with the expansion of its Glenwood Springs Maintenance Facility (GMF), located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The expansion project will address operational deficiencies and accommodate forecasted growth in population and ridership …

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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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I-25/University Avenue Interchange Improvements Project is Awarded First Envision Rating for Sustainable Infrastructure in New Mexico

LAS CRUCES, NM — The I-25/University Avenue Interchange Improvements Project is the first infrastructure project in New Mexico to be awarded an Envision Rating. This $35-million project, which began in January 2020 and finalized in October 2021, was a joint initiative between the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT), the …

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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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Adolfson & Peterson Tops Out Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Peoria, Arizona

PEORIA, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals (RRH), a system of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, and America Development & Investments LLC (ADI), a health care real estate developer based in Dallas, topped out Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Peoria (RRH Peoria). …

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Ryan's Capital Markets Team Promotes Field to Vice President

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

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Takeuchi Dealer Global Machinery Opens New Phoenix Location

PHOENIX, AZ — Global Machinery will now offer Takeuchi equipment from its newest location in Phoenix, Arizona. This location will sell and support Takeuchi’s compact equipment, including excavators, track loaders, and wheel loaders. The Phoenix location’s sales territory will encompass Arizona’s Maricopa, Yavapai, Gila, and Pinal counties.

Global Machinery specializes …

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SmithGroup Elevates Romero to Workplace Studio Leader in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, elevates Michelle Romero to serve as Workplace Studio Leader in its Phoenix, Arizona, office. In this role, Romero will lead Workplace Interiors efforts and partner with organizations throughout the Southwest to develop environments that support and transform the way they work. …

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The University of Arizona’s New Applied Research Building Marks Construction Topping-Out Milestone

TUCSON, AZ — The University of Arizona’s new $85-million, four-story Applied Research Building (ARB) recently reached the construction topping-out milestone for the 89,000-square-foot facility. The ARB will be the future home for research furthering space exploration, advanced manufacturing, and the development of imaging technology, and is expected to complete in …

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New Bulk Fuel Storage Facility Equips Tucson International Airport for Future Travel Needs

TUCSON, AZ — Tucson International Airport (TUS) leaders joined airline partners, local officials, and Burns & McDonnell project team members for a ribbon-cutting and celebration at the airport’s new 500,000-gallon bulk jet fuel storage facility. The $28.8-million facility was designed and built by Burns & McDonnell on behalf of the …

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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 …

HNTB Awarded Contract for Denver International Airport Environmental Review

DENVER, CO — Denver International Airport awards HNTB Corporation a contract to prepare an environmental assessment for the airport’s proposed seventh runway project. The seventh runway will be the first to be built at the Denver airport since 2003.

“Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country …

CU Denver Names SmithGroup as Design Firm for New Engineering, Design, and Computing Building

DENVER, CO — The University of Colorado Denver has selected SmithGroup to design a new engineering, design, and computing building at a downtown Denver location on the east side of Speer Boulevard. Construction is slated to begin in late 2022 with a planned opening date in time for the 2024-25 …

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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, …

Halff Awarded Joint Venture Contract with FEMA

RICHARDSON, TX — Halff Associates, Inc. (Halff), a member of the AECOM-led Compass Production and Technical Services Joint Venture (Compass PTS JV), has been awarded a contract to provide production and technical architecture and engineering services for the Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) Program by the U.S. …

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AECOM Appoints Pullen to Lead its North American Aviation Business

DENVER, CO — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it has appointed Dwight H. Pullen, Jr., an aviation industry veteran, to lead its North American aviation practice. Pullen joined the global transportation design firm as a Senior Vice President in the Denver, Colorado, office.

With more than 25 …

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Kana-Veydovec Joins Dewberry’s Water Practice

DENVER, CO — Dewberry, a privately held professional services firm, announces that Angela Kana-Veydovec, PE, has been hired as a Senior Project Manager and Water and Wastewater Team Lead in the firm’s Denver, Colorado, office.

With nearly 17 years of experience, Kana-Veydovec joins the firm to help grow …

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Work Begins to Replace SR 79 Bridge at Gila River in Florence

FLORENCE, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has begun a project to replace the State Route 79 bridge over the Gila River in Florence, using an innovative process that will minimize traffic restrictions and delays.

ADOT is using an accelerated bridge construction technique that will involve building the …

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State Route 189 Improvement Project Nears Completion in Nogales

NOGALES, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is nearing completion on the $134-million project to improve international trade and safety on the 3.75-mile State Route 189, with a new connection that more seamlessly links the international port of entry at Mariposa Road with Interstate 19.

“The SR 189 …

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McCarthy Completes Bighorn Solar Project in Pueblo, Colorado

PUEBLO, CO — McCarthy Building Companies recently completed construction and commissioning of the 300 MW Bighorn Solar project in Pueblo, Colorado. It is the first of two large-scale solar projects the company’s Renewable Energy & Storage Group is building in the area in conjunction with Lightsource bp, the project owner. …

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HNTB Names Curtis as Northwest Division Sales Officer

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — HNTB Corporation names Catherine Curtis as Northwest Division Sales Officer and Associate Vice President, overseeing client infrastructure needs in the firm’s Northwest Division, comprising an eight-state region. She is based in HNTB’s Salt Lake City, Utah, office.

“Catherine’s leadership will be instrumental to our clients …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Arizona and Colorado

TUCSON, AZ — Several HDR<> projects in Arizona and Colorado 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 Gala …

Nevada State Transportation Contracts Will Support 1,125 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts approved during a recent Nevada Transportation Board of Directors meeting are projected to support 1,125 jobs while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected.

State transportation improvements reviewed/approved at the state transportation board meeting include:

  • Construct roadway, stormwater, and …

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DENVER, CO — Industrial Constructors/Managers, Inc. (ICM) announces it was contracted to install three new equipment lines at the J.M. Smucker Manufacturing Plant located in Longmont. The contract is part of the plant’s new 240,000-square-foot addition to its existing facility, which broke ground in May 2020.

ICM’s contract is worth …

HDR Selected to Study Feasibility of New Rail Line in San Juan County, New Mexico

FARMINGTON, NM — San Juan County, New Mexico, has selected HDR to perform a feasibility study for the Four Corners Freight Rail project. The proposed greenfield rail line would connect the Farmington, New Mexico, area to the national freight network via the BNSF line near Gallup, New Mexico, approximately 120 …

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, …

Nevada's Safety Consultation and Training Section Awards Cashman Equipment with Top Safety Honor

WINNEMUCCA, NV — The Safety Consultation and Training Section (SCATS) of the State of Nevada's Division of Industrial Relations recognizes Cashman Equipment's dealership in Winnemucca, Nevada, for the successful renewal of the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program (SHARP). This is the third time the dealership has earned this …

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New Mexico Motorists Lose $3B Per Year on Roads; New Mexico DOT Identifies $5.1B in Needed Projects

ALBUQUERQUE, NM — Roads and bridges that are deteriorated, congested, or lack some desirable safety features cost New Mexico motorists a total of $3 billion statewide annually — as much as $2,604 per driver in some urban areas — due to higher vehicle operating costs, traffic crashes, and congestion-related delays. …

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Snyder Named New Dam Practice Lead at HDR

DENVER, CO — HDR introduces its new Dam Practice Lead, Kevin Snyder, P.E. For the past 12 years, HDR's dam program has grown under the consistent leadership of Keith Ferguson. As Ferguson transitions into a new role at HDR as Senior Technical Advisor, Snyder will continue the program’s success. …

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Banner MD Anderson Launches Landmark Research Expansion

GILBERT, AZ — In a major milestone for cancer research in the Southwest, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center recently opened a $1-million Investigational Cancer Therapeutics Research Unit on the Banner Gateway Medical Center campus.

The specialized space will benefit cancer patients enrolled in first-in-human and early therapeautic trials requiring close …

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McKinstry Strengthens Energy & Technical Services Team with Promotion of Vice Presidents in Mountain Region

GOLDEN, CO — McKinstry, a national construction and energy services firm, announces the promotion of two of its leaders in the Mountain Region to Vice President. McKinstry has elevated Bryan Hanson and Phil Saieg as the Energy & Technical Services line of business adds new teams, new offerings, and …

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Arevon and Rosendin Complete Townsite Solar + Storage Project in Boulder City, Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV — Arevon, a renewable energy company, and Rosendin, the largest employee-owned electrical contractor and one of the fastest-growing renewable energy groups in the country, announce the completion of Townsite Solar + Storage in Boulder City, Nevada. Offtakers and local politicians helped local IBEW electrical workers and …

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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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McCarthy Promotes Diaz to Project Director of Education Services in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. promotes Carlos Diaz to Project Director for the firm’s Education Services group, where he specializes in higher education and laboratory construction projects. Since joining McCarthy’s Southwest region more than eight years ago, Diaz has been involved with the construction of education projects throughout …

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McCarthy Starts Construction on Sun Mountain Solar Project in Pueblo, Colorado

PUEBLO, CO — McCarthy Building Companies is once again teaming up with Lightsource bp to deliver solar power in Pueblo, Colo. The project is the second in Pueblo, with the two projects representing a cumulative total of nearly 600 MW (megawatts) of energy infrastructure to support Colorado’s clean energy future. …

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Big-D Companies Announces Two New Executive Roles

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — As Big-D Family of Companies continues to grow nationwide with 14 offices in eight states and over 1,500 associates, the company’s executive leadership is also expanding.

Big-D announces Michael Sant, former Senior Vice President, has been named Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) and Shaun Orr …

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HDR’s Alvord Promoted to Transportation Project Controls Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — With more than 20 years of innovative digital project management experience and recent management of the project controls cross sector, Joanna “Asia” Alvord has been promoted to serve as HDR's Transportation Project Controls Director.

In her new role, Alvord will provide strategic and technical …

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Sundt Promotes Rowley to President of its Industrial Group - West

TEMPE, AZ — Longtime Sundt employee-owner and construction industry veteran Cade Rowley has been promoted to President of Sundt Construction's Industrial Group - West. In his new role, Rowley will be responsible for all business development, preconstruction, and operations for the general contractor’s industrial construction work throughout the Western U.S. …

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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 …

World of Concrete 2022 Wraps a Productive and Well-Attended Event, Fueling Industry Connection and Advancement

LAS VEGAS, NV — World of Concrete, Informa Markets' exhibition serving the construction and masonry industries, concluded its 47th annual event at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC). The event convened close to 37,000 registered professionals, had consistent foot traffic in the expo halls, and high engagement with the …

Stantec Selected by Southern Nevada Water Authority to Help Deliver Critical Stage II Reliability Upgrades Project

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) has selected Stantec to help deliver the $125-million Stage II Reliability Upgrades Project to support long-term sustainable and resilient water access for the Las Vegas Valley.

“We’re incredibly excited to support SNWA on this critical water reliability project,” said Margaret …

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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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Epiroc Announces New Dealer Partnership to Benefit Quarry Customers

BROOMFIELD, CO — As part of the new dealer partnership, Ohio-based Allied Pedestal Boom Systems (PBS) will package boom systems with an Epiroc hydraulic breaker for U.S. quarry and mining customers. Allied PBS manufactures mobile, portable, and stationary boom systems for mines, quarries, and industrial sites.

“We are proud to …

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Stantec Completes Phase I, Kicks Off Phase II of Facilities Master Plan for Department of Human Services

DENVER, CO — Global integrated design firm Stantec announces the completion of the first phase of a comprehensive facilities master plan for the Colorado Department of Human Services (DHS). The process is part of a larger Facilities Master Planning effort to help DHS maximize close to 4 million square feet …

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McCarthy Building Companies Celebrates Topping-Out of Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower Expansion Project

GILBERT, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently marked the topping out of the $243-million, 310,000-square-foot Banner Gateway Medical Center Tower expansion project, which is located in Gilbert, Arizona. The expansion essentially doubles the size of the medical center campus, addressing growing needs for women’s services and cancer care by bringing …

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City of Glendale Selects HOK for Gila River Arena Modernization

GLENDALE, AZ — HOK will lead the design of the modernization of the 18,000-seat Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Owned by the city and managed by premier venue management and services company ASM Global, the 18,000-seat venue anchors the 223-acre Westgate Entertainment District.

The selection of HOK is the …

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Leadership Changes Announced at Clyde Companies, Inc.

OREM, UT — Clyde Companies, Inc. announces the promotion of Scott Okelberry to Executive Vice President/COO of Clyde Companies, and Mark Elder to President of Sunroc Corp..

Okelberry will take on a restructured role of Jim Golding, President of the Construction Materials & Services Group at Clyde Companies, …

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Adolfson & Peterson Breaks Ground on Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital in Peoria

PEORIA, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and Reunion Rehabilitation Hospitals, a system of inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, announce the groundbreaking of a new location in Peoria with support from America Development & Investments LLC (ADI), a health care real estate developer …

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McCarthy Building Companies Promotes Adams to Project Director

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. announces the promotion of Justin Adams to Project Director for the firm’s health care group. During his 13 years at McCarthy, Adams’ experience has spanned across multiple business sectors, including health care, higher education, K-12, municipal, and water.

In his new role as …

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Ryan Promotes Montague to Vice President of Construction in Southwest Region

PHOENIX, AZ — Ryan Companies announces the promotion of Rich Montague from Director of Construction to Vice President of Construction in the company’s Southwest region.

Based out of Ryan’s Phoenix office, Montague will oversee all construction operations in the Southwest region including design-build management, preconstruction, and construction project execution.

“Rich’s …

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Crews Complete all Major Work on Loop 101 Widening Project

PHOENIX, AZ — The final major components of the Loop 101 Improvement Project in the north Valley have been completed following the last scheduled full weekend closure for lane-marking work, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).

ADOT’s $185-million project, which started in January 2019, has added a fourth …

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 …

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Colorado Governor Adopts New Greenhouse Gas Reduction Standards for Colorado and Regional Transportation Plans

DENVER, CO — Colorado is the first state in the country to address the role of transportation planning in providing more travel options that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, improve air quality, and reduce smog. The recent adoption of an updated transportation planning standard implements a key provision of Colorado …

Power Equipment Company Acquires Golden Equipment Company

DENVER, CO — Power Equipment Company announces that it has acquired Golden Equipment Company, a full-service heavy equipment dealership with locations in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Farmington, New Mexico, and Durango, Colorado. The acquisition bolsters Power Equipment Company’s presence in New Mexico and Southwestern Colorado with additional equipment and support …

HNTB Adds Trapani as Senior Project Director in Denver Office

DENVER, CO — Ralph Trapani, PE, joins HNTB’s Denver office as a Senior Project Director. Previously based in HNTB’s Seattle office, Trapani brings more than 40 years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the Denver area to this new role. Leveraging his tunnel engineering expertise, Trapani will help …

Byres Named Incoming State Engineer for Arizona DOT

PHOENIX, AZ — Gregory Byres, P.E., has been named the incoming Deputy Director for Transportation and State Engineer for the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). He will succeed Dallas Hammit, who is retiring after 22 years with ADOT.

Byres is a seven-year veteran of the department, having served …

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

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

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New EquipmentShare Location in Las Vegas Area Joins Takeuchi's Dealer Network

LAS VEGAS, NV — Takeuchi-US has added an EquipmentShare location in the Las Vegas, Nevada, metropolitan area to its growing North American dealer network.

The EquipmentShare location in North Las Vegas will now carry Takeuchi’s full line of compact excavators, wheel loaders, and track loaders for sale and rental. The …

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Fecon Announces Zeller as New Midwestern Regional Sales Manager

LEBANON, OH — Fecon announces the addition of Dallas Zeller as a Regional Sales Manager for the Midwest region. In his new role, Zeller will assist distributors and other sales channel partners in the states of North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin in …

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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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Plans Unveiled for $750M Redevelopment of Metrocenter Mall Property in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Concord Wilshire Capital (CWC) and TLG Investment Partners (TLGIP) (collectively, the developer) announce that they have contracted to acquire the Metrocenter Mall located in Phoenix, Arizona, and plan to invest approximately $750 million to redevelop the Metrocenter Mall property into a residential and mixed-use community.

The developer …

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HNTB Announces Spaethling as New Office Leader in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — HNTB Corporation names Dominic Spaethling its new Salt Lake City Office Leader. In this role, Spaethling will lead a team of more than 40 transportation infrastructure and architecture professionals.

With over two decades of experience in transportation, Spaethling is an industry expert in multimodal solutions …

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

SANTA FE, NM — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg announces that the Biden Administration will invest nearly $1 billion in American infrastructure through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grants program. The funding has been awarded to 90 projects in 47 states and the District …

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Rosendin Inspires Arizona Students to Join the Construction Industry at AZCCD

TEMPE, AZ — As the workforce shortage continues, there is a push to introduce more young people to career avenues that do not require a college degree. Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company, sponsored and participated in the 20th annual Arizona Construction Career Days (AZCCD), run by the Association …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Welcomes Smith as Southwest Project Executive

TEMPE, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, has named Michael Smith as Project Executive for its Southwest division. As Project Executive, Smith will lead AP Southwest’s complex, large-scale projects to ensure construction quality and act as a key contact for clients. …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Southwest Welcomes Cortazzo as Regional President

TEMPE, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP) has welcomed Robert Cortazzo as Southwest Division President. Cortazzo will leverage more than 30 years of construction industry experience in a variety of executive leadership roles to provide operational and fiscal management for AP’s Southwest region, including client relations, growth, safety, quality, …

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Arizona DOT Completes Major Rebuild of I-10/Houghton Road Interchange

TUCSON, AZ — All lanes of the Houghton Road interchange at Interstate 10 are now open as the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has completed a new kind of interchange for southern Arizona. The $24.4-million project features a diverging diamond interchange, an innovative design that will improve safety and traffic …

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Heritage Petroleum and Allied Oil & Supply Announce Merger

EVANSVILLE, IN — Heritage Petroleum and Allied Oil & Supply announce a merger of their two-family businesses broadening not only their geographic coverage, but their company-wide capabilities.

“I am thrilled to connect with the vast customers, sales team, and the operational excellence Allied provides with a broader customer base offering …

Highway Improvements on US 24 in Lake County South of Leadville are Complete

LAKE COUNTY, CO — A highway improvement project for US Highway 24 and Colorado Highway 300 in Lake County is now complete. Crews with the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) contractor APC Southern Construction have finished work on the project, which is located south of Leadville. The project improved approximately …

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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Brazeau Joins the CDM Smith Digital Solutions Team

DENVER, CO — CDM Smith welcomes Gregory Brazeau, PE as a Principal and Senior Manager of Digital Sales Solutions. Brazeau joins the firm's Denver office, where he will work with fellow experts to drive the strategic growth of CDM Smith’s products and services in the marketplace, specifically to advance the …

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Workplace Strategist Clark Joins SmithGroup’s Denver Office

DENVER, CO — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, hires Amy Clark to serve as a Workplace Strategist based at the company’s Denver, Colorado, office. Possessing more than 18 years of experience in design and workplace strategy, Clark has delivered solutions for leading organizations such as GoFundMe, Gold’s Gym, Sound …

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Hartfelder Named Prestigious Fellow from the Water Environment Federation

DENVER, CO — Stantec's Jennifer Hartfelder has been named one of 15 outstanding professionals by the Water Environment Federation (WEF) in this year’s 2021 cohort of WEF Fellows. Hartfelder was formally recognized while attending WEFTEC 2021 in Chicago.

The WEF Fellows Recognition Program underscores WEF’s role as a leading …

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Waggoner Joins Takeuchi-US as Western Regional Business Manager

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

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California, Arizona Agencies Invest in Large-Scale SoCal Water Project

LOS ANGELES, CA — Water agencies in Southern California and Arizona have formalized a new agreement to advance the development of one of the largest water recycling plants in the country that could produce up to 150 million gallons daily, enough to serve more than 500,000 homes in the SoCal …

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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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Autonomous Delivery Vehicle Company Nuro Breaks Ground on Assembly Facility in North Las Vegas

NORTH LAS VEGAS, NV — Construction is officially underway on autonomous delivery company Nuro’s advanced assembly facility that, combined with its nearby testing facility, is expected to have a $2.2-billion economic impact over the next decade.

At the groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor John Lee, Ward 2 Councilwoman Pamela Goynes-Brown, and the …

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Stantec Selected to Lead Detailed Feasibility Study for Seminoe Pumped Storage Project

RAWLINS, WY — Stantec has been selected by rPlus Hydro to conduct a detailed feasibility study for the Seminoe Pumped Storage Project, located on Seminoe Reservoir approximately 30 miles outside Rawlins, Wyoming. The proposed ~900 megawatt (MW) project will help to address energy storage needs in the Western United States …

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Adolfson & Peterson Welcomes Former Tempe, Arizona, Mayor Mitchell as Director of Business Development

TEMPE, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, has named former Tempe Mayor Mark Mitchell as Director of Business Development for its Southwest division.

With over 21 years of construction materials experience and more than 20 years of service as an elected …

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Rosendin Selected to Build Facebook’s Mesa Data Center

TEMPE, AZ — Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company with a regional office in Tempe, has been selected as the electrical contractor for Facebook’s Mesa Data Center project. Rosendin will work with general contractor DPR Construction to build the data center building and site infrastructure located 20 miles east …

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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 …

ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Announces Wyoming Project as Recipient of 2021 Design Award

CASPER, WY — The Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA Nebraska/Dakotas Chapter) has recognized RDG Planning & Design with a 2021 ASLA Chapter Award for a the Casper Wayfinding Plan project in Wyoming. The project won a Merit Award in the Planning and Analysis category.

Held …

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AECOM to Provide Program Management Services for New Runway at Denver International Airport

DENVER, CO — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces it has been awarded a contract to provide program management services for the development of the seventh runway at Denver International Airport (DEN). In this role, AECOM will coordinate environmental assessment activities and manage the preliminary design effort.

“We’ve been …

Sakata Joins HNTB’s Denver Office as Environmental Practice Lead

DENVER, CO — HNTB hires Lisa Sakata as Environmental Practice Lead and Associate Vice President. A skilled project manager with more than 20 years of experience in environmental planning and analysis within the transportation, energy, and recreation sectors, Sakata will help build and grow the environmental practice at HNTB’s Denver …

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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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CRB Hires McConaughy as Global Lean Director

DENVER, CO — CRB announces Tammy McConaughy as the Director of Lean Delivery. McConaughy has 18 years of experience in the construction industry and 15 years of experience applying lean principles to capital projects. She joins CRB most recently from JE Dunn, where she was a Senior Lean Specialist, focused …

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Construction Starts on Stantec-Designed Walker Reservoir Project

FRANKTOWN, CO — As part of a comprehensive effort to bolster local water resources in support of the rapidly growing Front Range region, the Cherry Creek Project Water Authority (CCPWA) recently broke ground on the $11.8-million Walker Reservoir project in Franktown, Colorado. The project, led by global design firm Stantec …

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Sunland Asphalt Awarded for its Community Work During the Holbrook Municipal Airport Reconstruction Project

ORLANDO, FL — Phoenix-based Sunland Asphalt was awarded for performing some of the construction industry’s best charitable work in 2020 for its community work during the Holbrook Municipal Airport reconstruction project. As a result, the group was named an AGC in the Community Award Member winner by the charitable arm …

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Creighton University Celebrates Grand Opening of New Phoenix Health Sciences Campus

PHOENIX, AZ — Creighton University, joined by donors, dignitaries, members of the community, Plaza Companies, and representatives from RDG Planning & Design, recently marked the grand opening of the Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust Health Sciences Building on Creighton University’s Phoenix campus. The campus, which broke ground in …

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Fourth Street Bridge Project in Flagstaff Wins Regional Award

PHOENIX, AZ — For its efforts to improve traffic flow and safety in Flagstaff, the Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) Fourth Street Bridge replacement project has won a regional award, as announced by the Western Region of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

Winning in …

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McCarthy Building Companies Completes 200 MW Sun Streams 2 Solar Project in Arlington, Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy and Storage Group recently completed construction and final commissioning of the 200-megawatt (MWdc) Sun Streams 2 solar project in Maricopa County, Arizona.

The project is situated on more than 1,000 acres in Arlington, Arizona, located approximately 40 miles west of Phoenix. …

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Shepley Bulfinch Announces Promotion of Herzog Executive Vice President

PHOENIX, AZ — Shepley Bulfinch, a national architecture firm, announces the promotion of Joe Herzog, AIA, to Executive Vice President, Market Strategy in Phoenix, Arizona. The appointment marks the next phase of leadership changes at Shepley Bulfinch following the recent announcement of Angela Watson, FAIA to President and CEO. …

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Populous Completes Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Global design firm Populous announces the completion of the $80-million Ken Garff Red Zone at Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Populous conducted a master plan study of the project site back in 2017, and served as design architect for …

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Salt Lake City Airport Celebrates LEED Gold Certification on First Anniversary

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — One year ago today, Salt Lake City International Airport opened the New SLC-Phase 1 as the first new U.S. hub airport built in the 21st century. The new HOK-designed airport provides a flexible, right-sized facility for a more efficient, sustainable future while maintaining competitive …

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Adolfson & Peterson, Candeo Schools Complete North Scottsdale Campus Expansion and Renovation

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson (AP), a construction management firm and general contractor, and Candeo Schools, a charter school network, completed expansion and renovation work on Candeo North Scottsdale. Despite the pandemic’s impact on construction projects throughout the Phoenix metro area, AP completed the construction of two buildings, various …

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Sundt’s Meaker Reappointed FDCC Chairman

TEMPE, AZ — The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) has named Sundt Construction’s Associate General Counsel Matthew Meaker Chair of their construction section for a second year. In addition, Meaker will serve as the Vice-Chair of the corporate counsel committee and member of the communications committee.

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USDOT Announces up to $464.96M in New TIFIA Credit Assistance to Central 70 Project in Colorado

DENVER, CO — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announces that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau has provided a new TIFIA direct loan in the amount of up to $464.96 million to the Kiewit Meridiam Partners LLC (KMP) for the Central 70 Project. The department provides TIFIA …

AECOM to Provide Architecture and Engineering Services for Kennedy Space Center and Other NASA Facilities

MERRITT ISLAND, FL — AECOM announces that it has been selected by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to provide architecture and engineering services as part of its Southeast Regional Architect and Engineering (SERAE) program. The indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract has a shared program ceiling of …

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 …

H&E Opens New Branch in Ogden, Utah

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

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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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New Mexico DOT District Two Celebrates Completion of U.S. 82 Corridor Improvements between Artesia and Maljamar in Eddy County

ARTESIA, NM — The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District Two announces the completion of the U.S. 82 corridor construction project between Artesia and Maljamar in Eddy County.

“The completion of this $60-million project helps fulfill the governor’s and DOT’s commitment to improve safety, expand infrastructure, and boost the …

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Terex Trucks Becomes Rokbak

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

Rokbak is the new name …

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The Impact of BIM on Construction Projects

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

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

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Phase 2 of Denver International Airport Great Hall Completion Project Begins Construction

DENVER, CO — Construction of Phase 2 of Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project recently broke ground, with Stantec — a global integrated design firm — serving as lead designer. The multi-phased project includes a renovation of the airport’s Jeppesen Terminal to create an airport for the future with enhanced …

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Theron Joins Stantec as Senior Principal for Mining Tailings Group

DENVER, CO — Michelle Theron joins Stantec — a global engineering, architecture, and consulting firm — as a Senior Principal Geotechnical Engineer in the Mining Services team. Theron will be designing and assessing tailings facilities for clients across the U.S. and internationally.

Based in the Denver, Colorado office, Theron brings …

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Adolfson & Peterson Breaks Ground on Douglas High School Expansion and Renovation

DOUGLAS, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and Douglas Unified School District #27 (DUSD) broke ground on an expansion and renovation project for Douglas High School in Douglas, Arizona.

The $27-million expansion project includes four new pre-engineered metal buildings encompassing 87,502 …

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I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes Project Breaks Ground

EAGLE COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT), Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), Colorado State Patrol (CSP), Town of Vail, and partner agencies recently gathered to break ground on the I-70 West Vail Pass Auxiliary Lanes project. Groundbreaking speakers were U.S. Department of Transportation, Vershun Tolliver FHWA Deputy …

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Leadership Changes Announced for Dewberry’s Central Colorado Offices

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO — Dewberry announces the promotion of four employees in its Greenwood Village and Louisville, Colorado, offices. Ken Cecil, PE, CFM, has been promoted to Business Unit Manager; Danny Elsner, PE, CFM, has been promoted to Water Resources Department Manager; Jason Margraf, PE, has been …

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ALLU Announces Bejac Corporation as its Newest Dealer

LOS ANGELES, CA — Bejac, based in Los Angeles/Placentia, California, will be selling the heavy range of ALLU D Series Transformer and ALLU Crusher material processing attachments. The partnership with Bejac as its Western distributor reinforces ALLU’s growth strategy and commitment in the region.

Bejac has eight locations in …

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Apparent Developer Selected for Interstate 17 Improvements North of Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Following a comprehensive procurement process, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has entered into negotiations with the apparent preferred developer to design, construct, operate, and maintain improvements to Interstate 17 between Anthem Way and Sunset Point, a major stretch of highway that sees more than one million …

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BOMAG Americas & Road Machinery Expands Coverage in Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — BOMAG Americas announces its ever-expanding partnership with Road Machinery LLC in Arizona. Road Machinery will help pave the way for growth in Arizona’s roadbuilding and construction markets.

“Road Machinery is a well-respected equipment dealer serving their customers since 1955 through industry-leading equipment, products, and aftermarket support," said …

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McCarthy Building Companies Promotes Rempkowski to Director of Integrated Design

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies announces the promotion of Michaela Rempkowski to Director of Integrated Design for the firm’s national water group. In her new role, Rempkowski is leading the water group’s design services team, which focuses on providing design strategies management and implementation. Her team serves clients with …

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McCarthy Building Companies Breaks Ground on South Mountain Community College Science Complex

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies broke ground on construction of the $13.6-million Science Complex project at South Mountain Community College, which includes the addition of a new 19,000-square-foot Physical and Life Science building.

The project, located in Phoenix, features approximately 32,000 square feet of expansion and renovation to the …

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Arizona DOT Selects Final North-South Corridor Route in Pinal County

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected a final 55-mile North-South Corridor through Pinal County as part of the Final Tier 1 Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) and Record of Decision (ROD), which was recently released. The Tier 1 EIS identifies the selected corridor, which stretches from …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Promotes Salyer to Vice President of Operations for Southwest Region

TEMPE, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, promotes Scott Salyer to Vice President of Operations.

In his new role, Salyer will serve as a strategic leader for the company’s Southwest region, charged with managing its internal operations and developing new opportunities …

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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. …

Nevada Brings Home Nearly $34M in Additional Federal Transportation Funding

CARSON CITY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) announces that $33.8 million in additional federal highway spending authority has been made available for Nevada road projects through redistribution of Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) fiscal year-end funds.

The revenue will help continue to fund scheduled road projects by offsetting …

Big-D Construction Announces Wilbanks as New National Accounts Manager

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Big-D Construction’s executive leadership team announces the appointment of Holin Wilbanks as the new National Accounts Manager. Wilbanks’ role will encompass business development and account management, working with national accounts throughout the United States to promote the Big-D family of Companies.

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Sundt Promotes Favia to Assistand Project Manager in Tempe

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc., promotes Nick Favia to Assistant Project Manager in its Tempe, Arizona, office.

“Nick has shown he can rise to any occasion,” said Stew Grauer, Vice President and Phoenix Regional Leader for Sundt’s Building Group. “We’re looking forward to seeing him excel in …

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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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McCarthy Begins Construction of its New Innovation and Craft Workforce Center in Chandler, Arizona

CHANDLER, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. recently celebrated the beginning of construction on its new, multi-functional Innovation and Craft Workforce Center (ICWC) with a wall-breaking ceremony. The training facility, located in Chandler, Arizona, is set to be the future home of Builders U, the firm’s existing craft workforce training …

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McCarthy Completes Construction on New Patient Tower at Chandler Regional Medical Center

CHANDLER, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies and Devenney Group Architects recently completed Dignity Health Chandler Regional Medical Center’s new patient-care tower, Tower D. Designed to respond to the growing East Valley community’s increasing health care needs, this is the hospital’s second major expansion in less than a decade.  

“This expansion …

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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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Community Impact Project Revitalizes Denver-Area Park

DENVER, CO — A Community Impact Project aimed at giving back to communities across the country through rental-related projects has helped to restore America’s favorite pastime at a Denver-area park.

Green Valley Ranch East Park was revitalized through a Community Impact Project coordinated by the ARA Foundation and The Toro …

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CU Denver Prepares to Welcome Students to New City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons

DENVER, CO — As it prepares to welcome students back to campus, the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) recently celebrated the opening of its new City Heights Residence Hall and Learning Commons. The 182,000-square-foot residence hall adds approximately 555 beds to the center of the urban campus. The JE …

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CASE, Sonsray Machinery Provide Equipment for Team Rubicon Wildfire Cleanup Efforts in Arizona

DUDLEYVILLE, AZ — CASE Construction Equipment and its dealer Sonsray Machinery provided equipment and support to Team Rubicon for land clearing and demolition work in Pinal County, Arizona, as part of recovery efforts from the Margo Fire, which hit in April 2021. The effort helped clear more than 286 tons …

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Hensel Phelps Expands Water and Wastewater Capabilities with Addition of Hydro Construction

FORT COLLINS, CO — The Hensel Phelps board of directors announces the addition of Hydro Construction to Hensel Phelps. Based in Fort Collins, Colorado, Hydro Construction specializes in the construction of water and wastewater treatment facilities and related projects.

Hydro Construction has performed work at many of the major treatment …

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Mortenson Denver to Complete Fourth Project with NREL

GOLDEN, CO — The Denver Operating Group and Federal Contracting Group announce that it will build a new research laboratory facility on the South Table Mountain Campus of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden, Colorado, marking the fourth time Mortenson has completed a project …

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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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First New Interchange Open on US 89 Project in Davis County

KAYSVILLE, UT — The first new interchange on U.S. 89 in Davis County is now open and is part of the state’s second-largest highway construction project. The new 400 North interchange improves the connection between U.S. 89 and 400 North in Fruit Heights, which becomes 200 North as it continues …

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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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Weitz Promotes Klem and Evanson to Senior Project Manager in the Arizona Office

PHOENIX, AZ — The Weitz Company announces the promotion of Andrew Klem and Boe Evanson to Senior Project Manager. This promotion solidifies their leadership roles within the Arizona office, allowing them to provide direction to project teams. Both are more than 15-year Weitz employees whose leadership on large, complex projects …

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Koester Honored with AzAA Corporate Member of the Year Award

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Airports Association (AzAA) held its 2021 Dutch Bertholf Spring Conference recently and awarded their Corporate Member of the Year award to Mark Koester, a Senior Principal and Airport Engineer with Stantec, at their virtual awards event. This Corporate Member of the Year award …

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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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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, …

HNTB Names Sears President of Northwest Division

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

“As our fastest growing division, the Northwest …

Black & Veatch Providing Preliminary Design of Major Potable Water Conveyance System in Southern Nevada

LAS VEGAS, NV — Black & Veatch announces it has been selected by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) to perform preliminary and final design services for the Horizon Lateral, a $1.6-billion water conveyance system that will strengthen water delivery service for its customers.

The system is expected to include …

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Big-D Begins Construction on Joint Salt Lake Community College and University of Utah Campus in Herriman

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Big-D Construction has been selected as the contractor for the new Juniper Building at the Herriman Campus, a joint $57-million project of Salt Lake Community College (SLCC) and University of Utah. A ceremonial groundbreaking for the facility recently took place, and the project is slated …

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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HDR Dewatering Project Earns Envision Bronze Verification

DENVER, CO — A dewatering project near Denver has achieved a special distinction for its beneficial contributions to sustainable infrastructure.

The City of Westminster's Big Dry Creek Wastewater Treatment Facility (BDCWWTF) Dewatering project earned an Envision Bronze verification. The facility is designed for biochemical oxygen demand removal, nitrification and denitrification, …

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SmithGroup Hires Riedl to Lead Business Development in Denver

DENVER, CO — SmithGroup has hired Jennifer Riedl as a Director of Business Development in the firm's Denver office. Riedl will work to enhance the firm's presence in the Rocky Mountain region by connecting clients requiring design strategy and solutions with SmithGroup's health care and higher education experts.

“Jen is …

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Stantec Designs Hybrid Office for Sherman & Howard at Block 162

DENVER, CO — Stantec, a global integrated design firm, is designing the interiors for Denver-based law firm Sherman & Howard L.L.C. as the firm prepares to move into a 58,500-square-foot space at the new Block 162 building in Downtown Denver. The design will support the company’s new hybrid officing …

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New Poll Reports That 90 Percent of Arizonans Favor Repairing Infrastructure

PHOENIX, AZ — An overwhelming bipartisan majority of voters — 90 percent — reported repairing the nation’s crumbling infrastructure as an important issue, according to a new Arizona poll released by Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC) and administered by Public Policy Polling (PPP). The poll also found that infrastructure …

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Arizona State Transportation Board Approves 2022-2026 Five-Year Construction Program

PHOENIX, AZ — Four corridors for passenger and freight traffic will be expanded and improved under the Arizona Department of Transportation’s five-year construction program approved recently by the State Transportation Board.

The 2022-2026 Five-Year Program, which also includes more than $1 billion in pavement preservation projects, will fund several …

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Wheeler Power Systems Designs and Installs Cat Co-Generation System for Snowbird

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Wheeler Power Systems, a Division of Wheeler Machinery Co., has commissioned a new 5.3 MW cogeneration system anchored by three Cat gas generator sets that provide power and heat for Snowbird, North America’s most accessible alpine destination and home to Utah’s iconic Aerial …

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Fraesfield Trailhead Honored by American Institute of Architects

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) has recognized the Fraesfield Trailhead at the Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve in its 2021 AIA Small Project Awards program. The 1,107-square-foot trailhead building located in Scottsdale, Arizona, supports the country’s largest urban land preserve, comprised of 30,500 acres, that welcomes nearly …

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Construction Begins on UArizona's New Applied Research Building

TUCSON, AZ — Construction of the University of Arizona's new $85-million, three-story Applied Research Building (ARB) recently began as crews broke ground on the 89,000-square-foot facility. The ARB will house research that advances applied physical sciences and engineering. The building is expected to be completed in January 2023. The building …

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Doosan Bobcat’s Days of Community Service Brings Together Employees to Volunteer, Give Back

WEST FARGO, ND — Hundreds of Doosan Bobcat employees across several North America locations recently volunteered cumulatively more than 1,500 hours, utilizing Bobcat equipment and their talents to different projects and organizations to complete Doosan Days of Community Service. This companywide volunteer effort celebrates ongoing partnerships within communities where Doosan …

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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 …

CO 119 Project Complete in Boulder Canyon

BOULDER, CO — The Colorado Highway 119 Boulder Canyon permanent flood repair project is now complete. The Colorado Department of Transportation recently set up a single-lane closure on CO 119 for the last time. All work on CO 119 between Boulder and Nederland is complete, including an extension of the …

US LBM Completes Acquisition of American Construction Source

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

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

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Ramos Joins HNTB as Nevada Practice Builder/Group Director

LAS VEGAS, NV — Eugene “Gene” Ramos, PE, has been named HNTB Corporation’s Nevada Practice Builder/Group Director and Associate Vice President, based in the firm’s Las Vegas office. Ramos brings more than 20 years of infrastructure experience in Nevada and leads HNTB’s strategy to continue growing in the …

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HighPoint Elevated Breaks Ground on First Spec Building Near DIA

AURORA, CO — The next wave of industrial development hit Aurora, Colorado, as shovels struck dirt at HighPoint Elevated, the 400-acre industrial and logistics park being developed by Hyde Development and Mortenson near Denver International Airport. The park broke ground on Building 1, a 541,840-square-foot speculative building slated to deliver …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Completes Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital in Phoenix Metro

CAVE CREEK, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, has completed construction on Abrazo Cave Creek Hospital in Cave Creek, Arizona.

Expected to open in mid-2021, the neighborhood hospital will provide area residents with emergency care and low-acuity surgical services. The single-story, …

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Denver Zoo Opens New Animal Hospital to the Public

DENVER, CO — Denver Zoo, Colorado’s most visited paid cultural attraction, recently opened its Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Animal Hospital to the public. The new facility, which replaces the nearly 40-year-old hospital, is designed to treat the zoo’s 3,000-plus animals, from the tiniest tree frog to grizzly bears, while …

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Minnich Manufacturing Appoints McLaren as West Coast Sales Manager

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

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

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Utah-Based Wagstaff Crane Acquires Potain Self-Erecting Tower Crane Dealership Bronson Crane

MURRAY, UT — With the acquisition of Utah-native Potain self-erecting tower crane dealer Bronson Crane, lifting specialist Wagstaff Crane will offer an expanded range of services to customers in Utah. The purchase of the self-erecting tower crane specialist sees Wagstaff take over all its assets and business functions, although …

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Projects in Arizona and Colorado Receive Project of the Year Awards from SEAA

PHOENIX, AZ — Projects in Phoenix, Arizona, and Windsor, Colorado, have been named recipients in the annual Project of the Year awards by the Steel Erectors Association of America (SEAA). One winner was selected in each of four categories based on the dollar amount of the erection contract. Honorable Mention …

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McCarthy Preconstruction Team Promotes Foster to Director

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies announces that Brett Foster has been promoted to Preconstruction Director. In this new role, Foster will add value during preconstruction to maximize the project team’s vision while also managing cost. Foster has served as a member of McCarthy’s preconstruction team for the last seven …

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Downtown Reno Beautification Project Moves Forward

RENO, NV — The City of Reno, Nevada, was recently selected as one of 16 city projects in the first year of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Asphalt Art Initiative. The selection, coupled with an additional Nevada Main Street grant, enables a critical city beautification project more than a decade in the …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, topped out Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley, officially reaching the project’s construction midpoint.

“Construction on Ridgeview College Preparatory is progressing quickly, and we’re committed to delivering the finished …

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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 …

Dice Set to Lead HDR’s Health Practice in Denver

DENVER, CO — Cherie Dice, LEED AP, ID+C, WELL AP, NCIDQ, has been named Health Principal for HDR’s architecture practice in Denver, Colorado.

In this position, Dice will lead HDR’s health practice in the Colorado area, employing over two decades of experience in the architecture and design industry …

Big-D Construction Completes First Phase of the Utah Transit Authority Clean Fuels Technology Center

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Featuring a new wash building, facilities for both satellite and integrated diesel fueling with an existing CNG bus fueling building, and a parking lot for employees and visitors of Utah Transit Authority (UTA), Big-D Construction recently marked the completion of its first phase of UTA’s …

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KWK Architects Helps University Conserve Earth’s Resources Through Environmentally Responsible Student Housing Design

BOULDER, CO — Colleges and universities today are looking for sustainable facilities, and a number of them choose to participate in the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) process to obtain a measurable level of sustainability.

LEED is a green building certification program used worldwide. Developed by the nonprofit …

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Sasaki Selected to Plan Sustainability-Minded Mixed-Use District in Northern Colorado

BROOMFIELD, CO — Sasaki has begun planning work on a sustainability-minded mixed-use district in Northern Colorado’s growing urban center. In Broomfield, Colorado, Sasaki is working with McWhinney Development to create a detailed urban design master plan for the Baseline Center Street District that will include framework planning for a long …

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GE Johnson Tops Out the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion and Renovation

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — GE Johnson recently placed the final precast beam on the St. Francis Medical Center Expansion and Renovation project in Colorado Springs.

The milestone was celebrated with a socially distanced ceremony with Penrose-St. Francis Health Services team members, the design team, community leaders, and construction trade partners. …

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Trench Shoring University Now Offers Bilingual English/Spanish Classes to Expand Safety Training

COMPTON, CA — Trench Shoring Company has expanded the strength and experience of its Trench Shoring University (TSU) with the addition of new Trainer, Fred Estrada, and now provides bilingual classes in its training program. Under the management of veteran NAXSA-certified Trainer, Greg Shreenan, Trench Shoring University can …

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Colorado DOT Begins US 50 Delta Settlement Repair Project

DELTA, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) and contract partner Elam Construction have begun construction on the US 50 Delta settlement repair project. Crews will significantly improve dips and bumps on the section of US Highway 50 between Grand Junction and Delta, from Mile Point 47.6 to MP …

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HDR’s McGlashan Promoted to Transportation Program Delivery Services Director

DENVER, CO — HDR’s Jason McGlashan, PE, has been promoted to Transportation Program Delivery Services Director. With nearly 30 years of experience collaborating with multidisciplinary teams and delivering multimodal solutions, McGlashan will develop and grow the consulting services and program delivery services across all transportation markets. His responsibilities …

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Wozniak Named Chief Communications Officer of Stanley Consultants

DENVER, CO — Jennifer Wozniak joins Stanley Consultants, a worldwide provider of engineering, environmental, and construction oversight services, as Chief Communications Officer.

Wozniak will be responsible for elevating the company’s brand awareness, customer engagement practice, and its digital platforms. A Vice President, she will work with the firm’s executive …

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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.

Mainline …

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Kraft Joins Stantec as Firm Grows its Water Team in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — Aaron Kraft joins Stantec — a global engineering, architecture, and consulting firm — as Senior Principal in the firm’s water practice based in Las Vegas, Nevada. He has experience in water/wastewater operations and maintenance (O&M), strategic capital and master planning, and asset management.

Kraft brings 25 …

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I-40 Has Seen $275M in Improvements Over Last Five Years

PHOENIX, AZ — Recognizing the importance of Interstate 40 for commercial trucks and travelers, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has invested $275.2 million in bridge improvements, pavement projects, and other safety-related projects along the 360-mile corridor over the past five years.

Since 2016, ADOT has replaced pavement on about …

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McShane Construction Company Underway with 310-Unit Multi-Family Development in North Tempe

PHOENIX, AZ — McShane Construction Company is underway with construction on Banyan North Tempe on behalf of Banyan Residential and Milhaus. Located in Tempe, Arizona, the new multi-family development will offer 310 units across three four-story, garden-style buildings. The development is one of seven apartment communities that McShane is currently …

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SmithGroup Awards Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Scholarship in Phoenix Office

PHOENIX, AZ — SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, has named the recipients of the 2021 SmithGroup Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Scholarships. Now in its fourth year, this program was established to support and mentor students from historically underrepresented demographics in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, and engineering. …

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AIA Honors Arizona Project Design Addressing Climate Change

TEMPE, AZ — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Committee on the Environment (COTE) is awarding 10 design projects with its highest honor — the COTE Top Ten Awards — for their significant achievements in advancing climate action.

For the past 25 years, COTE has bestowed the award annually on …

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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 …

Nevada State Transportation Contracts Approved Will Support Nearly 200 Jobs

CARSON CITY, NV — State transportation contracts approved during the recent State Transportation Board meeting are projected to support nearly 200 jobs while helping provide a transportation system to keep Nevada safe and connected.

A projected 189 jobs will be supported for one year by the highway contracts and agreements …

Komatsu Introduces Expanded Range of Hydraulic Breakers

CHICAGO, IL — Looking for a hydraulic breaker attachment that is simple to use, powerful, and compatible with your Komatsu excavator? Take a look at the high-performance efficiency and unique variable energy technology incorporated into Komatsu’s expanded line of JTHB-G and JMHB-H hydraulic breakers.

Designed and tested for compatibility with …

Sakai America Names Talley New Midwest Regional Sales Manager

CHICAGO, IL — Sakai America has added Linden Talley as a Regional Sales Manager to their heavy equipment sales team, focusing on soil and asphalt rollers. He will work with new and current Sakai dealers in the Midwest United States. Talley will cover the following states: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, …

Braam Joins HDR as Denver Design Principal

DENVER, CO — James Braam, AIA, LEED AP, joins HDR as Design Principal for the firm’s Denver, Colorado, architecture practice. In this new role, he is charged with championing design excellence for both the local office and region, and to develop innovative, creative, integrated design solutions that are effective …

Iowa Mold Tooling Celebrates 60 Years

GARNER, IA — Iowa Mold Tooling Co., Inc. (IMT), an Oshkosh Corporation company, is commemorating its 60th anniversary by celebrating its team members and the local community.

IMT products have now been a part of the building supply, construction, tire service, public works, mining, railroad, rental, and propane markets for …

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I-10/Houghton Road Interchange Project Reaches Halfway Mark

PHOENIX, AZ — Drivers southeast of downtown Tucson will see a major step forward in an interchange reconstruction project as crews pour the concrete bridge deck on the new Houghton Road structure at Interstate 10. The concrete work on the bridge comes as the Arizona Department of Transportation reaches the …

Sakai America Announces Appointment of New Dealer

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

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

HNTB Selected by Utah Transit Authority for Bus and Rail Services

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) has selected HNTB as the agency’s program management services consultant. The projects to be supported by HNTB will benefit communities within UTA’s six county service area along the Wasatch Front, including 83 municipalities, covering 1,400 square miles, and serving more …

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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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National Bridge Report Ranks Nevada Bridges as Nation's Best

CARSON CITY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation’s (NDOT) dedicated bridge inspection and rehabilitation program has helped Nevada bridges to once again be named the nation’s best.

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) recently-released analysis of 2020 U.S. Department of Transportation bridge inventory data shows …

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Nevada DOT Awards $39M I-515 Viaduct Rehab Project in Downtown Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently awarded a $38.8-million construction contract to Las Vegas Paving Corp. to rehabilitate the aging Interstate 515 (U.S. Highway 95) viaduct from Interstate 15 to Eastern Avenue in downtown Las Vegas.

The project will extend the near-term service life of …

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Crews Continue SR 24 Construction Project in East Mesa Area

PHOENIX, AZ — A project to add five miles of travel lanes to the Phoenix area’s newest freeway is advancing in the southeast Valley with some of State Route 24’s concrete pavement already in place.

The Arizona Department of Transportation’s (ADOT) $77-million Gateway Freeway project will add an interim …

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Clint Sundt Tapped for Leadership Role for Sundt Renewables

PHOENIX, AZ — Clint Sundt will serve as the Operations Manager for Sundt Renewables, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sundt Construction that was launched last year to focus on utility-scale solar and energy storage projects across the United States. He will oversee construction operations for the subsidiary’s growing portfolio of …

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Williams Earns Promotion and National Appointment to McCarthy’s Executive Leadership Team

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces Antonya Williams was promoted to Executive Vice President and was also appointed to serve on the firm’s Executive Leadership Team (ELT). As Executive Vice President, Williams will continue to lead the Southwest region’s marketing and business development teams in Arizona, Nevada, Colorado, …

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Summer Construction Season Kicks Off in Northern Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — With warmer weather coming to Arizona’s high country, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) is ramping up construction projects to improve safety and extend the life of the infrastructure.

In the Flagstaff area, ADOT has already started projects to replace the Interstate 40 bridges over Business 40, …

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Haulotte North America Welcomes Esteban as New West Coast Sales Representative

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

“We …

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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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Colorado DOT and Kraemer North America Begin Work to Replace Structurally Deficient Emergency Access Structure

SUMMIT COUNTY, CO — The Colorado Department of Transportation and contractor partner Kraemer North America have begun work to replace a failing emergency access structure underneath Interstate 70 that is also important to the structural integrity of the road itself. Located just west of the Eisenhower Johnson Memorial Tunnel, the …

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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 …

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 …

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. …

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 …

Dynapac Appoints Cole Dealer Sales Manager - Western Region

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

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Sundt Starts I-80 Cable Barrier Project in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Sundt Construction, Inc., recently started work on a cable barrier project for the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) along Interstate 80 (I-80) near Wendover, Utah, in Eastern Tooele County.

“Our team is looking forward to starting another project on I-80 for UDOT,” said Sundt …

Gray Joins HDR as Arizona/New Mexico Right of Way Services Lead

TUCSON, AZ — Joe Gray joins HDR as Arizona/New Mexico Right of Way Services Lead.

Based in Tucson, Arizona, Gray will lead the firm’s right of way business development activities in the Arizona and New Mexico markets and provide support as needed throughout the Southwest.

“I look forward to enhancing …

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HDR Earns 2021 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards in Colorado

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

The state-winning projects advanced to …

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Hensel Phelps Announces Retirement of Miller, Promotion of Douglass to President

DENVER, CO — After 35 successful years with Hensel Phelps, Glen Miller, President of Hensel Phelps Services Group, said his retirement farewells to the company. Miller played an integral part in creating the manage arm of Hensel Phelps, building what is now formally known as Hensel Phelps Services …

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Denver Water OCR Project Awarded Multiple LEED Green Building Certifications

DENVER, CO — Denver Water announces that eight buildings in its Operations Complex Redevelopment project have been awarded Platinum, Gold, and Silver levels of LEED certification. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, was developed by the U.S. Green Building Council and is the most widely used …

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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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HGA Leads Design Efforts for New Jackson Hole Museum Campus

JACKSON, WY — National interdisciplinary design firm HGA announces its role in bringing to life a new museum for the Jackson Hole Historical Society and Museum (JHHSM). The project — located at the southeast corner of the historic Van Vleck block in Jackson, Wyoming — will establish a permanent museum …

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Adolfson & Peterson Construction Tops Out Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, recently topped out the superstructure of Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix, officially reaching the construction midpoint.

The three-story, 51,000-square-foot hospital is located in Phoenix and will include 48 private patient rooms, two therapy gyms with …

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McCarthy Adds Brown as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan and Vegetation Senior Manager

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. welcomes Virginia Brown as Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP) and Vegetation Senior Manager for the Renewable Energy & Storage Group. Brown is an environmental soil scientist with a background in the construction industry. She is supporting McCarthy’s Renewable Energy & Storage Group …

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SmithGroup Adds Haehl to Business Development Team in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — SmithGroup hires Mackenzie Haehl as a Director of Business Development in the Phoenix office. Haehl will support the firm’s presence in the Rocky Mountain region by connecting clients needing design strategy and solutions with SmithGroup’s workplace and health care experts.

“Mackenzie is focused on understanding each client’s …

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Utah Transit Authority Celebrates Completion of Phase I of New Bus Operations, Maintenance, and Administration Facility

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Transit Authority (UTA) recently celebrated the completion of the first phase of construction on its new bus operations, maintenance, and administration facility, known as the Depot District Clean Fuels Technology Center (DDCFTC). Once the entire project is complete, the facility will have the …

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Adolfson & Peterson Breaks Ground on Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley

SAN TAN VALLEY, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, and The Leona Group, broke ground on Ridgeview College Preparatory High School in San Tan Valley, Arizona.

The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks from Ridgeview College Preparatory School Leader Dr. Melanie Larson, The …

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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 …

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Governor Ducey, Arizona DOT Advance $230M in New Transportation Investments Statewide

PHOENIX, AZ — Governor Doug Ducey announces $230 million in new transportation infrastructure investments that will enhance highway safety and meet the demand of new residents moving to Arizona. The funding comes from transportation dollars, including higher than anticipated revenue amid Arizona’s strong economic recovery, and federal COVID-relief funds.

The …

Sundt+Concord Completes Parking Garage at Tucson Convention Center

TUCSON, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc. and its partner Concord General Contracting recently completed a new multi-level parking structure on the east side of the Tucson Convention Center (TCC), a milestone in the $65-million downtown improvement project.

"This is a great accomplishment for our team on this project as well …

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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Bringing It to Life

Architecture is an opportunity; a chance to explore the edges of what is possible by pushing beyond the boundaries of what has already been done. Today, through a combination of inquisitive talent, careful craftsmanship, and the nearly unlimited capacity of an innovative building material, architects around the world are creating …

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Takeuchi Promotes Klusmeyer to Divisional Manager

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

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Northeast Colorado Receives Nearly $33M in Federal Stimulus for Much-Needed Projects

BERTHOUD, CO — Berthoud Mayor Will Karspeck summed up the impact on his community from just some of the nearly $33 million northeastern Colorado recently received in federal stimulus money.

“Our view of the Front Range just got more convenient, comfortable, and more sustainable,” Karspeck wrote in a recent column, …

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Boulder Valley School District Welcomes Redesigned Administration Campus

BOULDER, CO — The Boulder Valley School District (BVSD), to help best serve its 31,000-student network, recently completed its new administrative campus project. Global design firm Stantec led a comprehensive masterplan that structured the project design into three key phases: a new transportation center, a new central kitchen, and expansion/renovation …

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Stantec Awarded Contract to Provide Engineering Services to Address Infrastructure Maintenance at National Parks

DENVER, CO — Global design firm Stantec has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract to serve as architect and engineering consultant by the National Park Service (NPS). Under the $30-million contract, Stantec will work closely with the NPS Denver Service Center to find design solutions to address the backlog …

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Allegiant Stadium Construction Sets Community Benefits Benchmark

LAS VEGAS, NV — The construction team responsible for building Allegiant Stadium recently issued the community benefits final report for the project. Mortenson | McCarthy completed construction of the new $2-billion home for the Las Vegas Raiders in July 2020 on time and on budget, and it exceeded all community …

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Nevada DOT Breaks Ground on $155M Final Centennial Bowl Phase in Northwest Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) recently broke ground on the $155-million final phase of the Centennial Bowl interchange where U.S. Highway 95 meets the 215 Beltway in northwest Las Vegas. Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the general contractor. The project will build-out the remaining three …

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McCarthy Welcomes Three New Partners to its Arizona Team

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies Inc. announces three additions to the firm’s Arizona team. The new partners, who are based in the Phoenix office, include Russ Sanders, Charlie Crews, and Frances Inestroza. Together, the new members bring nearly 50 years of experience and will play a …

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EquipmentShare's North Salt Lake Location Joins Takeuchi's Dealer Network

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Takeuchi-US, a manufacturer of compact equipment, has added EquipmentShare of North Salt Lake, Utah, to its growing North American dealer network. The location in North Salt Lake will carry Takeuchi’s full line of excavators, compact track loaders, and wheel loaders for sale and rental. …

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KBE Building Corporation Solidifies its Western US Presence

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — As part of KBE Building Corporation’s ongoing national expansion, the firm has changed the name of its Western U.S. subsidiary, New Valley Construction, to that of the parent company, KBE Building Corporation.

The regional office, located in Scottsdale, Arizona, has served clients throughout the metropolitan …

Nevada Transportation Board Approves Two-Year Contract to Repave/Improve State Routes 28 and 431 Near Incline Village

CARSON CITY, NV — The Nevada State Board of Transportation recently approved a contract for a two-year Nevada Department of Transportation project to repave and enhance nearly 15 miles of State Routes 28 and 431 centered around Incline Village.

Contractor Q&D Construction was selected as contractor for the approximately $35-million, …

CASE Dealer Sonsray Machinery Expands into Arizona

PHOENIX, AZ — CASE Construction Equipment dealer Sonsray Machinery is expanding into Arizona with new full-line CASE sales, rental, and service operations in Phoenix and Tucson. The expansion further establishes Sonsray as the largest CASE dealer on the West Coast with 15 locations in five states: California, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, …

Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Awards Announced

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has been honored by the Arizona Transportation Partnering Excellence Award Committee for excellence shown in a number of infrastructure and other projects statewide in 2020.

These awards recognize transportation partnership teams that show a high degree of achievement by using partnering …

Utah DOT Selects Farmington Bay Constructors for West Davis Highway

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) has selected Farmington Bay Constructors (FBC) to design and build the new 16-mile West Davis Highway. The $475-million construction contract makes this UDOT’s largest current project.

FBC, a joint venture of Ames Construction, Wadsworth Brothers Construction, and …

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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McCarthy Building Companies Completes 128 MW Milford Solar Facility in Utah

MILFORD, UT — McCarthy Building Companies’ Renewable Energy and Storage Group recently celebrated the completion of construction and final commissioning of the 128-megawatt (MWdc) Milford Solar I Project in Beaver County, Utah.

The project is situated on 750 acres just north of Milford, Utah. McCarthy’s Renewable Energy and Storage …

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McCarthy Tops Out Construction on the New Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 in Tempe

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies recently achieved the construction milestone of topping out on the new $192-million Interdisciplinary Science and Technology Building 7 (ISTB7) project at Arizona State University (ASU). The ISTB7 building is the latest among dozens of Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects on campus …

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Utah DOT Names Wilson as New Deputy Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) Executive Director Carlos Braceras appoints Lisa Wilson as the new Deputy Director of Engineering and Operations.

In this role, Wilson will oversee the department’s project development and operations divisions, as well as UDOT’s four statewide regional offices.

For the first …

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Governor-Elect Cox Reappoints Braceras as Utah DOT Executive Director

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Utah Governor-Elect Spencer R. Cox reappoints Carlos Braceras as the Executive Director of the Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT).

For the past seven years, Braceras has been responsible for UDOT’s more than 1,700 employees and the design, construction, and maintenance of Utah’s 6,000-mile system of …

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Arizona Construction Industry Recognizes Three Young Leaders at Rosendin

TEMPE, AZ — Arizona’s construction industry met recently to recognize emerging leaders and the companies that support and encourage professional growth. At the top of that list is Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company.

In 2020, Rosendin expanded training at its Tempe office and sponsored three emerging leaders to …

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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 …

Curry Supply Company Celebrates One Year of Operation of its Greater Phoenix Location

GILBERT, AZ — Curry Supply recently celebrated an important milestone — a one-year anniversary of the acquisition of a facility located in the greater Phoenix area, Gilbert, Arizona, and the company’s westward expansion.

The Arizona location is ideally located to cater to the clients in the southwest, including Arizona and …

Arizona is the No. 1 Merit Shop Construction State, According to ABC’s 2020 Scorecard

PHOENIX, AZ — Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its 2020 Merit Shop Scorecard, an annual ranking based on state policies and programs that encourage workforce development, strengthen career and technical education, grow careers in construction, and promote fair and open competition for taxpayer-funded construction projects.

Arizona topped the rankings …

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Announces $529.8M for South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announces a $529.8-million federal grant agreement with Valley Metro for the South Central Light Rail Extension/Downtown Hub Project in Phoenix, Arizona. The 5.5-mile extension will connect South Phoenix residents to the regional light rail system, improving access …

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. …

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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USGBC Mountain Region Celebrates 2020 LEED Platinum Projects

LAS VEGAS, NV — USGBC's LEED Platinum certification is awarded to projects that achieve over 80 points in the LEED rating system. These project teams go above and beyond to ensure their projects are designed, constructed, and operated to the highest level of sustainability. Among the LEED Platinum projects …

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Erramouspe Named Leader of Olsson’s Northern Colorado Office

LOVELAND, CO — Olsson, a nationally recognized engineering and design firm, names Josh Erramouspe Leader of its Northern Colorado office. Erramouspe had been Leader of Olsson’s civil engineering team in Colorado.

Erramouspe joined Olsson as an Assistant Engineer in 2006 to work on the Denver Land Development team. He …

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Adolfson & Peterson Expands Southwest Presence with New Regional Leadership Team in Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Adolfson & Peterson Construction (AP), a national construction management firm and general contractor, recently made a series of key appointments in its Phoenix office. The new leadership team will oversee the completion of the company’s ongoing projects in Phoenix and continue to grow the firm’s portfolio of …

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Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix Breaks Ground

PHOENIX, AZ — America Development & Investment (ADI), a health care real estate developer, announces that construction has begun on Reunion Rehabilitation Hospital Phoenix. Located in the Central/Downtown Phoenix area, the hospital will be an inpatient rehabilitation facility that cares for people with debilitating illnesses and injuries such as stroke …

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Lauer Returns to McCarthy as Vice President to Lead Aviation, Mission Critical, and Health Care Market Growth

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. announces that Jim Lauer has returned to the firm’s Southwest regional office as Vice President to lead the region’s aviation, mission critical, and health care market expansion initiatives.

An industry veteran, Lauer has more than 35 years of construction experience, beginning his career …

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McCarthy Water Group Promotions Further Strengthen Clean Water in Communities

PHOENIX, AZ — McCarthy Building Companies announces the promotion of key personnel within the firm’s Water Group, including Pat Payne and Sagrado Sparks. These promotions further enhance McCarthy’s Water Group abilities to provide clean water to communities throughout the Western United States.

McCarthy has a history of success in …

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Kenworth Sales Company Celebrates 75 Years as Kenworth Dealer

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Kenworth Sales Company recently celebrated its 75th anniversary as a Kenworth dealer, the longest tenure in the Kenworth dealer network.

Founded by W. Jay Treadway, his wife Veda Treadway, and son J.E. “Gene” Treadway in 1945, Kenworth Sales Company began as a single-office …

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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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Sundt Construction Launches Sundt Renewables

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc., a general contractor, expands its presence in the renewable energy construction market with the launch of Sundt Renewables, LLC. Prior to forming the new subsidiary, Sundt acquired select assets and key personnel from i1 Energy, a company in the renewable power …

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Sundt Promotes Love to Project Controls Manager in Tempe

TEMPE, AZ — Sundt Construction, Inc. promotes Melissa Love to Project Controls Manager in its Tempe, Arizona, office.

“Melissa continues to be an incredible asset to our team,” said Rich Gohl, Southwest District Preconstruction Manager. “I look forward to watching her continue to progress in her career here at …

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Sundt's Hedlund Named DBIA Fellow

TEMPE, AZ — The Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) has named Sundt Construction’s Marty Hedlund as one of the four industry leaders chosen for the 2020 Class of DBIA Fellows. Designated Design-Build Professional Fellow status is the highest DBIA certification level and acknowledges the nation’s most accomplished design-build professionals’ …

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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’ …

ARA Announces Industry Contributor Award Recipients in Colorado and Arizona

ARVADA, CO — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals for service to the association and the equipment and event rental industry. The following are recipients of this year’s industry contributor awards, which will be presented at The ARA Show 2021 in Las Vegas.

Rising Star Award: Andrew …
AECOM Awarded Design Contract to Modernize U.S. Air Force Academy’s Historic Sijan Hall

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — AECOM, an infrastructure consulting firm, announces that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Omaha District selected the firm to design the renovation of the U.S. Air Force Academy’s 700,000-square-foot Sijan Hall, which is located just north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. The dormitory is situated …

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 …

MVE + Partners Appoints Flierl as New Principal, Director of Business Development

DENVER, CO — MVE + Partners (MVE) announces the addition of Richard Flierl, Principal and Director of Business Development in Colorado, to its executive leadership team. An industry veteran with a range of experience collaborating with architects, landscape architects, urban designers, and business development experts, Flierl will help establish …

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Milestone Made Toward Incorporating Multimodal Connections into Planning for the I-70/Harvest Road Interchange

DENVER, CO — State and regional governments working together developed a new approach to build transportation demand management features into plans for an interchange at Interstate 70 and Harvest Road near the Denver International Airport. The Colorado Transportation Commission approved a resolution that allows project development to move forward.

“This …

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. …

Dynapac and Modern Machinery Strengthen Their Partnership in the Pacific Northwest

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

Preferred Developer Selected for I-10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project

PHOENIX, AZ — The Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) has selected an apparent preferred proposer for the Interstate 10 Broadway Curve Improvement Project, the state’s first major urban freeway reconstruction project.

ADOT sought proposals from qualified developer teams vying to reconstruct the 11-mile section of the freeway, which is one …

Sundt Wins AGC-Utah Diamond Safety Award

SALT LAKE CITY, UT — For the second consecutive year, Sundt Construction, Inc. was awarded the Diamond Safety Award by the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Utah. The award, the highest safety award handed out annually by the AGC of Utah, evaluates comparable sized contractors’ total man hours worked to …

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 …

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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Nevada DOT Starts $26M Nellis Boulevard Upgrade Project in Clark County

CLARK COUNTY, NV — The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) begins work on a $26-million, 10-mile upgrade of Nellis Boulevard between Tropicana Avenue and Craig Road in Clark County. Las Vegas Paving Corp. is the general contractor. Initial construction starts at Tropicana Avenue. At least two lanes will remain open …

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