Chicago-based Carter & Burgess, an architectural engineering/construction/consulting firm, has acquired locally based ASC Services, a telecommunications service provider.
Houston-based Compaq has contracted with San Francisco-based Epylon, a provider of computer equipment, to provide software and services for school and government institutions.
Springfield, Mo.-based Way2Bid, a provider of purchasing systems for local governments, has joined with Clearwater, Fla.-based GovStreet USA to provide local governments with online purchasing options.
Water, water, everywhere
The Baltimore Department of Public Works has contracted with locally based Polle and Kent to upgrade one of the city’s wastewater treatment plants. The $3.2 million project includes the removal of harmful material from the grit removal facilities.
The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority has contracted with Kansas City, Mo.-based Black & Veatch. The company will provide design, construction administration and inspection services for pipelines, which are located in Quincy, Milton and part of Boston. The project includes the replacement, rehabilitation or repair of 12 miles of 24- and 48-inch diameter water pipelines.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Utilities has signed a $3.1 million contract with Chesterfield, Mo.-based Insituform Technologies to rehabilitate more than 14 miles of aging clay sewers in the northeast section of Charlotte. More than 77,000 linear feet of sewers will be repaired without digging up the pipes.
East Windsor Township, N.J., has selected Manalapan, N.J.-based Schoor DePalma to upgrade a sewage pump station located in a flood-prone area and to construct a new sewage pump station. The $1 million project will include design, permitting and construction services and will be completed by December 2001.
Byrnes Mill, Mo., has selected St. Louis-based Horner and Shifrin to provide engineering services for the construction of a 500,000-gallon wastewater treatment plant. The $1.4 million project is scheduled for completion in November 2001.
Wilsonville, Ore., and the Tualatin Valley Water District have contracted with Palm Desert, Calif.-based USFilter to operate and maintain the 15-mgd Willamette River water treatment plant. Currently under construction, the $49 million facility is scheduled for completion in April 2002.
The Oxnard, Calif., Police Department has purchased Chandler, Ariz.-based FieldSoft’s PDonScene incident command software.
Milwaukee County, Wis., has selected eGovNet of Columbus, Ohio, to develop the county’s Internet portal and intranet. The company will lead the site development effort and will be joined by two partners: Chicago-based marchFIRST, which will provide customer services, and Ucon Computer, a locally based Internet service provider.
Dallas County, Iowa, has selected St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to develop and implement a GIS. The company will provide data conversion services, GIS data structuring, project implementation, systems integration with the county’s existing tax and appraisal databases, and complete farmland assessment services.
Austin, Texas, has contracted with Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola to provide the city with a trunked radio system that is capable of operating in both digital and analog modes. The communications system will be used by public safety and public service agencies in Austin and Travis County.
Moultrie, Ga., has contracted with Columbia, S.C.-based VC3 to provide an interactive Web site for the city. The city will administer the site, posting city council meeting agendas and minutes, and additional local news. The city plans to update the information regularly.
Shreveport, La., has selected Victoria, British Columbia-based Municipal Software to provide software for its existing property management system. The system will track city property such as parks, buildings and billboard leases.
The Orange County, Calif., Public Facilities and Resources Department has selected El Segundo, Calif.-based LA Consulting to provide facility maintenance management services for the buildings of the Operations and Maintenance Division and the Harbors, Beaches and Parks Division.
The Palm Beach County (Fla.) Convention and Visitors Bureau has chosen Philadelphia-based Global Spectrum, a facility management company, to manage the $74 million, 330,000-square-foot convention center in West Palm Beach. The facility is scheduled for completion by May 2003.
Linden, N.J., has awarded a two-year contract to Germantown, Md.-based Library Systems & Services to provide management services for the main library and its two branch locations.
And the winner is…
HOK Planning Group, Atlanta, has received an Urban Design Award from the Dallas Planning Commission and the Dallas Urban Design Advisory Council. The firm was honored for its design of the City Center TIF Streetscape Project in Dallas.
Delano, Minn.-based Landscape Structures has presented San Francisco-based Barcelon & Jang with a play area design award for Washington Hyde Park in San Francisco. The award recognizes exceptional outdoor play area design.
The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, New England District, has given an Outstanding Contractor award to West Chester, Pa.-based Roy F. Weston Engineers for sustained outstanding performance, cooperation and professionalism as a hazardous and toxic waste remediation contractor.
Two precast concrete producers have been recognized with awards from the New England Chapter of the Farmington Hills, Mich.-based American Concrete Institute. J.P. Carrara & Sons, Middlebury, Vt., has received an award in the category of heavy construction for a bridge over the Ducktrap River in Lincolnville, Maine. Northeast Concrete Products, Plainville, Mass., has received an award in the category of best bridge with spans less than 65 feet for a bridge over the Newfound River in Bristol, Vt.
The Alpharetta (Ga.) Department of Fire and Emergency Services has been presented with a Life Safety Achievement Award by the Residential Fire Safety Institute based in Muskego, Wis. The award recognizes local fire prevention activities that contribute to reducing the number of lives lost in residential fires.
Skokie, Ill., has presented the Divided Highways (Urban) Award to the Michigan Department of Transportation; Clinton, Mich.-based contractor John Carlo; and Cadillac, Mich.-based engineer Wilcox and Associates for the reconstruction of I-275 in Oakland and Wayne counties in Michigan.
Burlington, Vt., and Dufresne-Henry, based in North Springfield, Vt., have received an award from the Boston Society of Landscape Architects for superior professional accomplishment in the design of a waterfront park in Burlington.
Douglassville, Pa.-based STV has received a Presidential Design Award for Excellence from the White House for the recently restored historic Grand Central Terminal in New York.
Five electric utility companies were presented awards from Indianapolis-based Dow AgroSciences for vegetation management. The winners are: Allegheny Power, Greensburg, Pa.; Energy United, Statesville, N.C.; Gainesville Regional Utilities, Gainesville, Fla.; Lakeland Electric, Lakeland, Fla.; and Potomac Electric Power, Washington, D.C.
The Los Angeles-based Consulting Engineers and Land Surveyors of California have recognized the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Seismic Retrofit project with an Honor Award in the 2001 Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The San Mateo-Hayward Bridge was retrofitted by Fort Worth, Texas-based Carter & Burgess to provide increased safety and support during severe earthquakes.
St. Louis and Forest Park Forever, a non-profit agency, have raised more than $92 million for the restoration of Forest Park. The restoration’s master plan includes projects such as water quality improvement, tree planting, historic preservation and community education.
The New Jersey Department of Transportation has authorized the Transportation Policy Institute and the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation — Local Technical Assistance Program, both of Rutgers University, to develop a Pedestrian and Bicycle Resource Project. The project will establish a resource center that will identify bicycle and pedestrian policies, planning activities, and implementation and construction projects throughout the state.
The Washington, D.C.-based Land Trust Alliance has given approximately $68,000 in grants to 18 land trusts in Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Ohio. The money was given through two matching grant programs to help local, non-profit land trusts increase their capacities to protect open space.
The Chicago Department of Transportation has selected Columbia, S.C.-based Wilbur Smith Associates to design a transit signal priority application along Western Avenue. The project will be funded by the Regional Transportation Authority and CDOT.
Middlesex County, N.J., has contracted with Manalapan, N.J.-based Schoor DePalma to provide engineering services for the construction of a bridge over Millstone River. The $850,000 project is scheduled for completion in November 2001.
The Massachusetts Highway Department has contracted with San Francisco-based URS to provide engineering and design services for a 21-mile section of state Route 3. The $385 million project is scheduled for completion in December 2003.
Lake County, Fla., has selected San Diego-based Berryman and Henigar to provide surveying, preliminary and final engineering, permit application management and coordination for a multi-year roadway improvement project.
Vallejo, Calif., has retained San Diego-based Ninyo & Moore to provide geotechnical engineering services for the Mare Island Interchange Access and Road Improvement project, which includes widening two main thoroughfares in the city.
The St. Louis County Department of Highways and Traffic has selected locally based Horner and Shifrin to provide engineering services for improvements to Old State Road in Ellisville. The project includes widening the road, improving horizontal and vertical alignment, and adding enclosed storm sewers, curbs and gutters.