And the winner is…
The Maryland Department of Transportation has presented an Award of Excellence to Euless, Texas-based Superior Concrete Products. The company was recognized for manufacturing and installing a custom, precast concrete screening and sound wall along Canal Parkway in Cumberland, Md.
The Annapolis, Md.-based American Academy of Environmental Engineers has presented the Superior Achievement Award to Cambridge, Mass.-based Camp Dresser & McKee. The company was recognized for its Rouge River National Wet Weather Demonstration Project in Wayne County, Mich. The company designed and established pollution abatement facilities and best management practices to restore the river’s degraded water and aquatic habitats.
The Annapolis, Md.-based American Academy of Environmental Engineers has presented an Honor Award to Pasadena, Calif.-based Montgomery Watson Harza and Cambridge, Mass.-based SEA Consultants. The companies were recognized for designing and constructing a sewer separation and stormwater improvement project to alleviate flooding in the Crescent/Carver, Md., neighborhood. The $8.6 million project involved constructing about 3 acre-feet of underground stormwater storage facilities with an optimized stormwater conveyance system to provide 25-year, 24-hour stormwater flood protection to the area.
The Capital District Transportation Authority in Albany, N.Y., has selected Chesapeake, Va.-based Innovations in Transportation to provide passenger information displays at the city’s bus stops. The displays will advise passengers of bus schedules.
Green County, Ga., has contracted with Denver-based Merrick to map 388 square miles of terrain. The company will provide color digital orthophotos and a four-foot contour database in vector format.
Troy, Mich., has contracted with Sacramento, Calif.-based Hansen Information Technologies to provide an enterprise application including public works, call center, utility billing and licensing solutions. The contract includes software licensing, project management, data migration services, system integration and training.
Wheaton, Ill., has contracted with Chicago-based SD•I to assess the data needs within various city departments. The company will examine the city’s network and hardware infrastructure to gauge performance under current application loads and to determine additional requirements for potential applications. The company will develop a five-year strategic software technology plan to include software application recommendations with cost analyses and budgets, procurement guidelines for all IT purchases, and implementation plans.
Redwood City, Calif., has contracted with Blacksburg, Va.-based Tele-Works to develop a Web-based building inspection application. The voice-response system will be available to users via the telephone and the Internet.
Bloomington, Ill., has partnered with Indianapolis-based T2 Systems, a provider of technology-based management tools, to upgrade its existing parking management systems and to assist in planning for future parking needs.
Water, water everywhere…
Lake Havasu City, Ariz., has contracted with Las Vegas-based MMC of Nevada to construct a treatment plant to remove manganese and arsenic from drinking water. The $22 million facility is scheduled for completion in 2003. It will deliver up to 26 mgd, and the city can expand capacity to 36 mgd.
The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District has contracted with Chesterfield, Mo.-based Affholder, a subsidiary of Chesterfield-based Insituform Technologies, for the Grand & Bates Relief Phase II Stormwater Tunnel project. The company will install approximately 6,400 feet of tunnel, with a finished diameter of 132 inches, to alleviate flooding during major rain events. The $32.5 million project also will involve excavation of eight drop shafts with connecting tunnels. It is scheduled for completion in 2004.
The Minneapolis Water Works has hired Watertown, Mass.-based Ionics to construct a 70-mgd ultrafiltration facility to remove waterborne viruses and microorganisms from surface water. The project is scheduled for completion in 2004.
The Henry County (Ga.) Water & Sewerage Authority has contracted with Raleigh, N.C.-based Stantec Consulting Services to provide engineering services for a one-million-gallon elevated water tank. The tank will alleviate instances of low water pressure to some of the higher elevations in the distribution system. The company also is providing engineering services for a 2,000 gpm pumping station that will increase the static pressure in the area to 35 psi.
Chelsea, Mass., has contracted with Cincinnati-based First Vehicle Services to maintain its fleet, which consists of 105 vehicles. The contract runs through 2003 and has two one-year renewal options.
Hickory, N.C.; Conover, N.C.; and Catawba County, N.C., have renewed a 10-year contract with Palm Desert, Calif.-based USFilter Operating Services for operation, maintenance, management and marketing services at the Regional Compost Facility in Hickory. The company also will install dewatering technology to increase the facility’s composting capacity.
Plaquemines Parish, La., has renewed a contract with Fort Washington, Pa.-based Severn Trent Services to operate and maintain its water and wastewater system. The five-year contract includes operation of five surface water treatment plants, five pressure booster stations for the water system, 10 wastewater treatment plants and 150 lift stations.
Safe at home
Collinsville, Ill., has contracted with St. Louis-based Horner & Shifrin to renovate and expand the city’s police station for use as the Fire Department headquarters. The company will provide architectural, structural, electrical, HVAC, plumbing and civil design services. When completed in 2003, the facility will house four double deep drive-through bays, administrative offices, lockers and showers, study areas, a walk-up first aid room, a bunkroom, a training room and a kitchen.
The Pocatello (Idaho) Police Department has purchased a mobile data system from Montreal-based Data-radio. The network will operate at 25.6 Kbps. Each of the mobile units in the network will have an individual IP address.
The Nokomis (Fla.) Volunteer Fire Department, the Groveland (N.Y.) Volunteer Fire Department, and the Calumet (Wis.) Fire Department have purchased fire trucks from Bradenton, Fla.-based Pierce.