Bossier City, La., has contracted with Montreal-based Radio IP Software to provide technology that permits public-safety officers to wirelessly transmit data from remote locations.
Baton Rouge, La., has contracted with Sacramento, Calif.-based Hansen Information Technologies to provide the Department of Public Works’ Citizen Services Department with software that will manage residents’ service requests.
Southfield, Mich., has contracted with San Jose, Calif.-based Cisco Systems to replace existing voice and data systems with an Internet Protocol infrastructure.
Franklin County, Ohio, has contracted with Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Sanborn to update the county’s GIS. The firm will provide higher resolution orthophotos that will give users greater detail, making such objects as fire hydrants and manhole covers easier to discern.
Buena Vista County, Iowa, has contracted with St. Charles, Ill.-based Sidwell to rectify the county’s existing cadastral database to new digital orthophotography. Additionally, the company will implement an application that will support the conversion and maintenance of the digital map data used in assessment of agricultural parcels.
New Orleans has contracted with Moorestown, N.J.-based Parkeon to provide more than 400 solar-powered parking meters. The devices will track parking-spot occupancy rates.
Tulsa, Okla., and Tulsa County, Okla., have contracted with Fairfax, Va.-based Dewberry to provide master planning services for improvements to a 26-mile stretch of the historic Route 66 highway, including new signs, streetscaping and lighting.
And the winner is…
In Newark, N.J., the Passaic Valley Sewerage Commissioners (PVSC) has received a National Environmental Achievement Award from the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes PVSC’s Pollution Prevention Educational Outreach Program, which focuses on how litter, household and industrial wastes affect the quality of local waterways.
The Meadville (Pa.) Area Water Authority (MAWA) has received the Water System of the Year Award from the Pennsylvania Rural Water Association. MAWA, whose facilities are managed by Voorhes, N.J.-based American Water, received the award in part for its response to a collapsed street after a severe rainstorm in August 2003. Full water service was restored within 40 hours.
The Bergen County (N.J.) Utilities Authority has received a 2004 Wave Award from the Mercerville, N.J.-based Association of Environmental Authorities of New Jersey. The awards honor agencies that show a commitment to protecting and enhancing public health and the environment. The utility received an award in the forward thinking category for its participation in the New Jersey Harbor Dischargers Group Long-Term Ambient Water Quality Sampling Program.
Omaha, Neb.-based HDR, an architecture-engineering-consulting firm, has acquired CGvL, a Lake Forest, Calif.-based consulting firm specializing in drinking water, wastewater, industrial waste, stormwater, and recycled water projects. Going forward, CGvL Engineers will conduct business as HDR/CGvL.
Holliston, Mass.-based Walchem and Japan-based Iwaki have changed the name for their joint venture manufacturing and sales company from Iwaki Walchem Group to Iwaki America. The company will continue to provide engineered pump products for use in process, OEM, industrial and semiconductor applications.
Champaign, Ill.-based Severns, Reid & Associates and Indianapolis-based RATIO Architects have merged to deliver design and planning services. In Champaign, the firm will become RATIO Severns Reid Architects.
Philadelphia-based architecture firm spg3 has acquired Cassway-Albert, a 40-year-old Philadelphia-based multi-disciplined design firm.
PBS&J, a Miami-based consulting firm, has launched an Integrated Management Solutions Division to help public and private clients improve business processes and organization.
One man’s trash
Baton Rouge, La., has contracted with Fairfax, Va.-based Gershman, Brickner & Bratton to develop a solid waste management plan.
Northampton, Mass., has contracted with North Springfield, Vt.-based Dufresne-Henry to design a landfill expansion, which will add 10 years to the landfill’s life. It will include a gas extraction system intended to mitigate off-site odor. The firm originally designed the landfill, which was completed in 1989.