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L.A. County Unveils First-Ever Sustainability Plan

Anchoring a bold vision to address social and economic disparities across Los Angeles County and drive responsible green policies for the future, county officials unveiled a draft regional sustainability plan at the Los Angeles Business Council 2019 Sustainability Summit.

CDOT Establishes new Office of Innovative Mobility, Names Leader

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) established a new Office of Innovative Mobility, which will elevate the role of the existing Division of Transit and Rail, integrating its functions with other means of expanding mobility options, including through ridesharing, electrification, and emerging technologies.

Symposium to Explore Sustainable Infrastructure

The Symposium for Sustainable Infrastructure-3 will take place on April 5-6, 2019, bringing together construction and design professionals, students, academics and government officials to discuss how to engineer a more sustainable Rocky Mountain region.

Brown and Caldwell selected to lead Colorado water development study

The Lower South Platte Water Conservancy District and other stakeholders selected Brown and Caldwell to lead the South Platte Regional Water Development Study. In the rain shadow of the Rocky Mountains, the South Platte River Basin, home to most of the state’s population, is challenged with the greatest projected water supply gap of any of Colorado’s river basins.

Gannett Fleming Acquires SAGE Engineers

Gannett Fleming acquired California-based geotechnical company SAGE Engineers Inc. This marks the fourth acquisition for Gannett Fleming in seven months and the second in California.

Colorado State University Expands Curriculum for Integrated Digital Construction with Trimble Technologies

Trimble awarded a significant in-kind gift to the Department of Construction Management at Colorado State University (CSU) that will expand the University’s leadership in training and research for 3D building design, construction management, digital fabrication, civil infrastructure, geomatics and the sustainable built environment.

SmithGroup Merges with Paulien & Associates, Expands to Denver

SmithGroup, an integrated design firm, completed a merger with Denver-based higher education planning firm, Paulien & Associates. The addition of a location in Denver increases the company’s footprint to 14 offices across the U.S. and China.

AWC applauds Utah’s recognition of tall mass timber

American Wood Council (AWC) President and CEO Robert Glowinski issued a statement of support following the Utah governor’s signature on legislation to require the state’s Uniform Building Code Commission to recommend building standards for use of mass timber in residential and commercial building construction.

Structural Focus’ Samuel Mengelkoch Becomes EERI Southern California Chapter’s Newest President

Samuel Mengelkoch, S.E., was appointed President of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI) Southern California Chapter. EERI is a national, nonprofit, technical society of engineers, geoscientists, architects, planners, public officials, and social scientists.
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