Austin, Texas-based Texas Research and Development has changed its name to AgileAssets and is still located in Austin.
Quixote Corp., based in Chicago, has formed a new subsidiary, Quixote Traffic Corp., a sales and marketing company for its intersection and traffic control products.
Washington, D.C.-based Economic and Engineering Services (EES), a consulting and engineering firm, has joined Omaha, Neb.-based HDR, an architecture-engineering-consulting firm. Going forward, the company will do business as HDR/EES.
Beachwood, Ohio-based Wastequip, manufacturer, designer and marketer of equipment used to collect, process and transport solid and liquid waste materials, has acquired certain assets of Sterling Heights, Mich.-based McClain Industries. Wastequip will service existing McClain customers with its current facilities.
Denver, Colo.-based MSS Group has merged with Destin, Fla.-based Telwares Communications, a telecommunications sourcing, negotiation and cost management company.
Manalapan, N.J.-based Schoor DePalma, an engineering firm, has relocated its Atlantic City office to Egg Harbor, N.J.
And the winner is…
Fairfax County, Va.’s Norman M. Cole Junior Pollution Control Plant has received the Gold Peak Performance Award from the Association of Metropolitan Sewerage Agencies for achieving 100 percent compliance with all National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit limits at the facility in a calendar year.
Six members of the Kansas City, Mo., Fire Department have received the 2004 International Benjamin Franklin Fire Department Award for Valor. The awards, co-sponsored by the Fairfax, Va.-based International Association of Fire Chiefs and Schaumburg, Ill.-based Motorola, recognize the members’ bravery and heroism at the scene of a house explosion and fire earlier this year. The awards went to: Captain Patrick Martin; Captain Phil Atwood; Fire Fighter Marvin Donaldson; Fire Apparatus Operator Sean McKearnin; Fire Fighter David Bradley and Fire Fighter Stephen Johnson.
The South Dakota Engineering Society has awarded the Rapid City Compost Facility with its 2004 Outstanding Engineering Achievement of the Year Award. The facility was selected because of the applied engineering principles involved, the project’s originality and innovation and design complexity.
Geauga County, Ohio, has contracted with Westminster, Colo.-based Hitachi Software to generate building footprints and conduct building change detection on the county’s aerial imaging.
Oakland, Mich., has contracted with Chicago-based GeoAnalytics to provide an automated vehicle location Web-based GIS system for mobile asset tracking that can be used by all county departments and possible regional partners over time.
Lake County, Ohio, has contracted with Madison, Wis.-based JJR to prepare a coastal development plan and engineering feasibility studies for five potential projects along the county’s shoreline.
Elgin, Ill., has contracted with Manhattan, Kan.-based CivicPlus to redesign and host the city’s Web site.
Cleveland, Ohio, has contracted with Dublin, Calif.-based Accela to provide a new integrated permit, license and code enforcement software platform.
Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has contracted with Annapolis, Md.-based ARINC to provide a public information display system and resource management system in the airport’s Terminal which will open in in 2005.
Knox County Regional Airport in Rockland, Maine, has contracted with Portland, Maine-based Dufresne-Henry to be consultant of record until June 2009 for projects that include the development of a new taxiway and airport terminal building.
Belton, Mo., has contracted with Kansas City, Mo.-based HNTB, to design an improved roadway interchange, which is part of a larger project that will enhance a high-traffic corridor in the Kansas City metropolitan area.
Polk County, Fla., has contracted with Richardson, Texas-based OptiSoft, a provider of traffic signal platforms, to replace all of the incandescent traffic and pedestrian signals across the county.
The New York Metro Transit Authority has contracted with Brooklyn, N.Y.-based Kiss & Cathcart Architects to renovate the Stillwell Avenue Train Station at Coney Island. The project should be completed in early 2005.
Sound Transit in Seattle has contracted with San Francisco-based URS, for construction management services as part of the Central Link, which is a new 14-mile transportation corridor undertaking that is projected to carry more than 40,000 riders a day by the year 2020.
Water, water everywhere
Fall River, Mass., has renewed its contract with Houston-based Veolia Water North America to provide wastewater services.
The Southwest Florida Water Management District, based in Brooksville, Fla., has contracted with Lakeland, Fla.-based BCI Engineers and Scientists to provide hydrolic and wetlands restoration services for district-owned lands. Goals include restoring typical wetland functions, water storage, water quality improvements and wildlife habitat.
San Diego has contracted with Lakeside, Calif.-based El Cajon Grading and Engineering to replace the existing cast iron water main with a PVC pipeline.
Lakewood, Ill., has contracted with Crystal Lake, Ill.-based Baxter & Woodman Consulting Engineers to provide design engineering services for the Phase I expansion of the village’s wastewater treatment plant.
The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission has contracted with Overland Park, Kan.-based Black & Veatch to perform an alignment study and detailed design for the Bi-County Water Supply Main Project for Prince George’s County and Montgomery County in Maryland, which should be completed in 2008 and will meet multiple area needs.