And the winner is…
Tucson, Ariz., has received the Exemplary Systems in Government award from the Park Ridge, Ill.-based Urban and Regional Information Systems Association for its online economic development system.
Oklahoma City’s wastewater management program, managed by Palm Desert, Calif.-based USFilter Operating Services, has received the Public-Private Partnership award from the Washington, D.C.-based National Council for Public-Private Partnerships. The 17-year-old program was recognized for the service and cost savings it has provided more than one million residents.
Somerset County, N.J., and the Borough of South Bound Brook, N.J., have received the Outstanding Redevelopment Plan for a Town Center award from the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. The award recognizes the county’s and the borough’s progress toward streetscape enhancements, brownfield redevelopment and economic revitalization.
Euless, Texas-based Superior Concrete Products has received the 2001 Building, Housing, Landscape & Specialty Products Award from the Indianapolis-based National Precast Concrete Association. The award is based on project innovation, cost benefits, schedule savings, ease of construction and aesthetics. The company was recognized for the manufacture and installation of a precast concrete screening and sound wall for an electrical substation in Jackson Hole, Wyo.
Pittsburgh-based Red Valve has acquired RKL Controls from Moyno, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dayton, Ohio-based Robbins & Myers.
Augusta, Ga.-based Eagle North America has acquired Boise, Idaho-based Western Dredge. The acquisition allows the company to offer services such as dredging, dewatering, specialty pumping, reclamation and remediation, and waste recycling and disposal.
Denver-based American Fundware has formed a strategic alliance with Kalamazoo, Mich.-based Manatron to provide financial accounting software to non-profit groups and government agencies.
Ontario, Canada-based Pressure Pipe Inspection has acquired Scottsdale, Ariz.-based Pipeline Technologies. The acquisition provides the company with acoustic monitoring technology to examine water pipeline infrastructure to complement its existing patented Eddy Current condition assessment technology.
The Port of Los Angeles, Environmental Management Division, has selected Irvine, Calif.-based Ultrasystems Environmental to provide consulting services and studies for air quality monitoring, health risk assessments, cultural resources, transportation, geotechnical and biological resources, water quality and community outreach.
Kansas City, Mo., has contracted with locally based Black & Veatch to design an Intelligent Transportation System (ITS). The Kansas City Scout ITS will include vehicle detection sensors, closed-circuit television cameras approximately every mile, changeable message boards at major interchanges, and Highway Advisory Radio updates.
The San Francisco Municipal Railway’s Board of Directors has contracted with Emeryville, Calif.-based NextBus Information Systems to provide passenger arrival information for all the city’s public transportation routes. The five-year contract includes installation of tracking equipment on more than 1,000 buses and trains, as well as purchasing and installing 430 electronic informational signs for transit stops throughout the city.
If you build it…
Poway, Calif., has contracted with San Diego-based Ninyo & Moore to provide geotechnical engineering services for the proposed Blue Sky Education Center. The project includes the construction of an interpretive center, parking areas and outdoor recreational facilities.
Long Beach, Calif., has named New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff as the construction manager for the Pier G Mega-Terminal project at the Port of Long Beach. The 10-year, $1.9 billion project will consolidate the existing Pier G and a portion of Pier J into a 315-acre facility. Components include a $25 million gatehouse, scheduled for completion early 2003, and a $50 million wharf, scheduled for completion spring 2004.
Louisville, Ky., has hired Cleveland-based Donley’s to build a downtown parking garage. The $9 million, 650-space facility will meet the demand created by development and events at the Louisville waterfront and convention center.
Sacramento, Calif., has selected Fort Worth, Texas-based Carter & Burgess to provide civil design and landscape architecture/site planning services for Phase 1 of the Bradshaw Center, a 34-acre county office campus. The campus is part of the Sacramento County Master Plan to make county services more accessible to the public.
The Butler (Ohio) County Board of Commissioners and the Department of Environmental Services have contracted with the state Department of Rehabilitation and Correction’s Ohio Penal Industries (OPI) Geo-Digital Services Group to digitize county drawings onto a county base map. OPI will implement a mobile data and GIS system, which will consolidate water and sewer line mapping in the county.
Austin, Texas-based Capital Area Planning Council has chosen Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Sanborn to update the council’s GIS data. The council will use the data to improve regional planning and 911 emergency response times, among other applications.
Wise County, Va., has purchased software, including FMS II General Ledger, Fund Accounting, Budgeting, Accounts Payable, Purchasing and Fixed Assets, from St. Louis-based Mitchell Humphrey.
Oakland, Calif., has selected Blacksburg, Va.-based Tele-Works to add enhanced citizen response messaging to the city’s automated citizen information system.