And the winner is…
Greensboro, N.C., has received the 2003 Historic Preservation Award from locally based Preservation Greensboro. The city won the award for the restoration of the J. Douglas Galyon Depot, which now serves as the city’s multi-modal transportation center.
Cambridge, Mass.-based CDM has received the Honor Award in Design from the Annapolis, Md.-based American Academy of Environmental Engineers. The firm received the award for the rehabilitation design of Lincoln Creek and its floodplain. The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District contracted with the company to do the work.
San Diego County, Calif.; Hamilton County, Ohio; Fairfax County, Va.; and Miami-Dade County, Fla., each have won a City & County Performance Management Award from the Washington, D.C.-based Performance Institute. The awards recognize innovative management practices. San Diego County won the Innovations in Public-Private Partnership Award for a program in which it and private agencies provide employment services to residents on welfare. Hamilton County received the Transparent Budget Award for its performance-based budgeting. Fairfax County and Miami-Dade County each won an Overall Performance Management Award.
Broward County, Fla., has contracted with Alpharetta, Ga.-based Mactec Engineering & Consulting to provide construction and engineering services for the re-roofing of a bus maintenance facility.
San Diego has contracted with Irvine, Calif.-based RBF Consulting to study ways to improve the traffic flow on University Avenue, a street that has been plagued in recent years by congestion.
The Corpus Christi (Texas) Regional Transportation Authority has contracted with Wichita, Kan.-based Optima Bus to provide 11 low-floor buses.
Oceanside, Calif., has contracted with San Diego-based Ninyo & Moore to provide materials testing and inspection services for the overlay of tire modified asphalt concrete on three city streets.
Delaware County, Pa., has contracted with New York-based Vollmer Associates to provide engineering services for the feasibility study of a bikeway bridge.
Seattle has contracted with Moorestown, N.J.-based Parkeon to provide 1,300 parking pay stations. The machines will allow people to pay with coins, and debit and credit cards.
If you build it…
Phoenix has contracted with locally based Kitchell CEM to provide project management services for an expansion of the city’s convention center and the renovation of Symphony Hall. The project will triple the size of the current 302,000-square-foot convention center.
Charlotte County, Fla., has contracted with North Springfield, Vt.-based Dufresne-Henry to design and monitor the construction of the $3 million, 9.5-acre Bayshore Live Oak Park, which will be located on Charlotte Harbor. The park will feature bicycle and pedestrian paths, and canoe and kayaking facilities. Completion of the park is slated for late 2005.
Schaumburg, Ill., has contracted with Carol Stream, Ill.-based Williams Architects to design a new 12,000-square-foot fire station. The firm also will design the expansion of another fire station in the city and the remodeling of a third station.
Raleigh, N.C., has contracted with New York-based Skanska USA Building and Tarboro, N.C.-based Barnhill Contracting to provide construction services for a three-story convention center in downtown. Construction is scheduled to begin in July, and completion is slated for summer 2007.
Woodford County, Ill., has contracted with St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to develop a countywide GIS.
Hillsborough County, Fla., has contracted with Portland, Ore.-based Selectron Technologies to provide an interactive voice response phone system and a Web interface for scheduling inspections by its Planning and Growth Management Department and reviewing inspection results.
Spokane, Wash., has contracted with San Francisco-based Vivato to provide an outdoor switch system and a bridge router for a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) network in the city’s 100-block downtown area.
Clackamas County, Ore., has contracted with Denver-based Merrick to provide LIDAR and mapping services for 57 square miles in the northwest portion of the county.
Pittsburgh has contracted with Dublin, Calif.-based Accela to provide software that will automate the management of work orders, inspections, costing and maintenance schedules for the Public Works Department.
Arlington County, Va., has contracted with Cleveland-based CGI to provide a records management system for several departments.
Water, water everywhere
The Gwinnett County, Ga., Department of Public Utilities has contracted with New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to design a new wastewater transport and storage tunnel. The tunnel will be 12 feet in diameter and 16,000 feet in length.
Lake Forest, Ill., has contracted with Wheaton, Ill.-based RJN Group to design the replacement of 4,800 linear feet of a 40-year-old water main.
Boyertown, Pa., has extended its contract with Fort Washington, Pa.-based Severn Trent Services to operate and maintain its water and wastewater treatment plants. The firm also will continue to provide water and sewer line repair and maintenance for the borough. The five-year contract extension is valued at approximately $3.4 million.
Oxnard, Calif., has contracted with Chesterfield, Mo.-based Affholder to construct nearly five miles of trunk sewers.
Colorado Springs, Colo., has contracted with Poway, Calif.-based USFilter RJ Environmental Products to provide an odor-control system for a 20-mgd wastewater treatment plant. Completion of the $68 million facility is slated for first-quarter 2006.