One man’s trash
Brevard County, Fla., has selected Omaha, Neb.-based HDR to provide permitting, design and construction services for the 100-acre expansion of the county’s Sarno Road Class III Landfill Facilities.
Anne Arundel County, Md., has selected Fairfax, Va.-based Waste-Bid.com to perform an online auction of county equipment.
And the winner is…
Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB has received an award of merit from the Northern Virginia Chapter of the American Institute of Architects for the design of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton (Va.) International Airport.
Lincoln, Neb., has been designated a “Well City, U.S.A.” by the Omaha, Neb.-based Wellness Council of America. The city received the award because 20 percent of the city’s employees work in “Well Workplaces,” in which employers have made employee health a priority.
Washoe County, Nev., has received a Waste Wise Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The county was recognized for a waste prevention program that eliminated the use of broadloom carpeting throughout county facilities and for returning nearly 12 tons of worn tires to be retread.
Torti Gallas and Partners/CHK, Silver Spring, Md., has received an Honor Award from the Potomac Valley Chapter of the Washington, D.C.-based American Institute of Architects. The urban design and architecture firm was recognized for its work on a commercial corridor study in Charlottesville, Va.
The San Francisco Department of Public Works has selected Oakland, Calif.-based Ninyo & Moore to provide geotechnical consulting services for the next three years. The company will provide geotechnical investigations and evaluations for existing structure foundations and excavation support structures.
Safe at home…
The Special Fire Control District of Palm Harbor, Fla., has purchased two rescue pumpers from E-One, a subsidiary of Federal Signal, based in Ocala, Fla. The vehicles were custom-designed to lower workers compensation costs.
The Kankakee County (Ill.) Emergency Telephone System has contracted with Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola to install a countywide radio network that will link police, fire and other emergency providers in the county.
Independent Fire Co. in Lebanon, Pa., has purchased a heavy-duty rescue unit from Appleton, Wis.-based Pierce Manufacturing. The unit will serve a population of 35,000 people and will respond to approximately 600 emergency calls each year.
San Carlos, Calif., has selected Sacramento, Calif.-based Hansen Information Technologies to provide a facilities management system and call center. The company also will provide asset management software and integration to the city’s GIS for multiple departments.
Des Moines, Iowa, has unveiled an interactive Web site to deliver e-government services to residents. The city offers residents the option of making service requests, paying city parking tickets and searching a calendar of city activities online.
Lee County, Iowa, has contracted with St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to develop a countywide GIS. The project will include the conversion of the county’s existing cadastral mapping system and the integration of its tax cycle administration and appraisal system.
Kern County, Calif., has selected Silver Spring, Md.-based Bid4 Assets.com to provide Internet auction and advertising services for the sale of its tax-default properties.
Morgan County, Ala., has selected New World Systems of Troy, Mich., to provide public administration software to automate payroll and personnel records.
Water, water, everywhere
The Logan-Todd Regional Water Commission in Guthrie, Ky., has selected Palm Desert, Calif.-based USFilter to provide a micro-filtration system for its $55 million water treatment expansion.
Orlando-based Florida Water Services, a subsidiary of Duluth, Minn.-based Allete, has purchased Steeplechase Utility in Marion County. The Steeplechase Utility serves more than 550 customers in the Stonecrest community.
The Festus/Crystal City (Mo.) Sewage Treatment Commission has selected St. Louis-based Horner & Shifrin to design a wastewater treatment plant for the two cities. The $3 million plant will bring the commission into compliance with water requirements and will accommodate the cities’ water demands until 2020. With a projected cost of $6.3 million, the project is scheduled for completion by April 2003.
The Dedham-Westwood (Mass.) Water District has renewed its water service contract with Voorhees, N.J.-based American Water Services, a subsidiary of American Water Works. The company will provide management, meter reading, billing, accounting, pipe repairs and treatment plant operations for five years.
The Union County (Ark.) Water Conservation Board has approved a master plan for its water supply facilities. Submitted by Burns & McDonnell of Kansas City, Mo., the plan includes a new 65-mgd surface intake unit, a new treatment facility and pipelines.
The Chicago Department of Water has selected Green Bay, Wis.-based BaySys Technologies, a subsidiary of Geographic Information Technology, to provide implementation and consulting services for its GIS.
McHenry County, Ill., has selected Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Baxter Woodman to prepare a comprehensive management plan for protecting its groundwater. The $580,000 project will take at least three years to complete.
New York-based Inlumen has partnered with Washington, D.C.-based ICMA Retirement, a provider of investment services and retirement plan funds for state and local governments. The company will provide real-time news quotes and charts for the ICMA Web site.
Trevose, Pa.-based WRc, a division of WRc plc (The Water Resource Centre), has partnered with Woodbury, N.Y.-based Dvirka and Bartilucci Consulting Engineers, a provider of engineering services for water, wastewater, industrial waste and public works agencies. The companies will provide services in process technology, environmental protection, pipeline engineering, information technology, and engineering and design of environmental public works.
GBA Master Series in Lenexa, Kan., has broken from its parent company to become an independent entity. The company provides software for local governments, public works and water resources agencies.
Indianapolis-based Sigma Micro has created a separate corporation, Sigma Communications, which will direct product support and sales of the company’s Reverse 911 software system. The system communicates high priority and emergency recorded messages for safety organizations.
Washington, D.C.-based Govolution, an e-commerce applications provider, has acquired Washington-based Digigov.net, which designs, maintains and hosts municipal government Web sites.
Exton, Pa.-based Bentley Systems has completed the acquisition of Huntsville, Ala.-based Intergraph’s civil engineering, plot-services and conversion software businesses.
Stoystown, Pa.-based Highland Tank and Manufacturing has purchased Lincoln Park, N.J.-based Lowe Engineering. The company will be called Lowe Engineering, a Highland Tank Co.