And the winner is…
The Broward County (Fla.) Board of County Commissioners has recognized Severn Trent Laboratories (STL), an operating unit of Fort Washington, Pa.-based Severn Trent Services, as part of its Emerald Award Program. The program honors businesses in the county that successfully fulfill requirements in one of three categories: Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction; Recycling; and “Green” Products or Practices. STL was recognized in the Pollution Prevention/Hazardous Waste Reduction category for archived sample handling and disposal.
The Chelsea (Mass.) Center for Recycling and Economic Development has received the Outstanding Market Development Award from the Alexandria, Va.-based National Recycling Coalition. The award recognizes the center’s comprehensive outreach, education and assistance in developing markets for materials that otherwise would end up in landfills.
Los Gatos, Calif.-based Identix and Jersey City, N.J.-based Visionics have entered into a strategic merger of equals to develop biometric security technology. The all-stock transaction totals approximately $600 million.
Bellevue, Wash.-based SCS Engineers has acquired San Diego-based Environmental Business Solutions (EBS). EBS’s services include brownfields redevelopment, site assessment, litigation support, state cleanup fund reimbursement, ISO 14001 compliance, and consulting on regulatory and stormwater compliance.
Charlotte, N.C.-based NovaLIS Technologies and St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell have partnered to build Parcel Editor software. The partnership will provide Parcel Editor 8.1 users with linear editing and cartographic output capabilities as well as spatial editing tools and modeling capabilities.
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County (Ariz.) has selected Phoenix-based Ninyo & Moore to provide geotechnical and environmental evaluation services for the Laveen Area Conveyance Channel. The company will provide visual reconnaissance of the site; review topographic data, soil surveys, geologic literature and aerial photographs of the project area; perform a subsurface evaluation; collect sediment samples; and prepare a geotechnical data analysis report.
Framingham, Mass., has selected Natick, Mass.-based Lichtenstein Consulting Engineers to study the feasibility of adaptive reuse for a deteriorated single-span Pratt through pony truss bridge. Based on the size and weight of the structure, the company has recommended that the bridge be dismantled and restored as a pedestrian bridge.
Warminster Township, Pa., has selected Manalapan, N.J.-based Schoor DePalma to provide design services for the construction of a 5,235-foot roadway. The firm will complete topological and boundary surveys, prepare preliminary and final land development plans and construct drawings for the roadway.
If you build it…
Acting on behalf of San Antonio, locally based Brooks Development Authority has selected Northbrook, Ill.-based Grubb & Ellis to help turn large sections of a 1,300-acre military base into the Brooks Technology and Business Park. The Brooks City-Base Project is the only Department of Defense pilot program designed to explore an alternative to the current program of base closings.
The Massachusetts cities of Worcester, Amherst and Cambridge have selected Irvine, Calif.-based DynTek to implement Web management technology. The application delivers a fully functional Web site and the tools required to update regularly changing content. It will allow non-technical administrators to access the Web site’s content in real-time, giving Web publishing control to department owners.
Charlotte, N.C., and Mecklenburg, N.C., have selected Sarasota, Fla.-based MethodFactory to develop their government Web sites using a content management server that will allow government staff to update and maintain Web content.
Will County, Ill., has selected Chicago-based SD•I to survey the functional requirements, data needs and geographic information requirements of each county department and various local agencies. The company will document the county’s hardware, software and network requirements to build the necessary technology environment to support a countywide GIS.
Nevada County, Calif., has selected Severna Park, Md.-based Metastorm to provide business process management software, which will allow residents to submit inquiries and report local problems via the Web. The information will be routed to the appropriate county department for response and resolution. Internal administrative processes such as payroll and human resources also will be automated under the system.