Atlanta-based Heery International has acquired Dallas-based Charter Builders, a construction management firm that specializes in educational facilities.
Parts Place, a division of Cleveland, Ohio-based Wastequip, has acquired White Plains, Md.-based United Refuse and Container Parts, a parts supplier for the waste equipment industry.
San Jose, Calif.-based Business Objects, a business intelligence software company, has acquired LaCrosse, Wis.-based Firstlogic, a data quality software and services company.
Greenwich, Conn.-based United Rentals has acquired Wappingers Falls, N.Y.-based Handy Rent-All Center.
Stormwater360, a subsidiary of West Chester, Ohio-based CONTECH Construction Products, has changed its name to CONTECH Stormwater Solutions.
Parker, Colo.-based Colorado Lining International has acquired Evansville, Ind.-based Alliance Golf and will be known as ClearWater Construction International. The company will offer geosynthetic liner fabrication, water feature and dirt-moving services.
And the winner is…
Washington, D.C., has received the Excellence in Technology Award from Alexandria, Va.-based International Association of Chiefs of Police for its Wireless Accelerated Responder Network, a wireless broadband public safety network that provides remote video surveillance, bomb squad support and helicopter video transmission.
Overland Park, Kan.-based Black & Veatch has received the Water Project of the Year Award from the Oxford, England-based publication Global Water Intelligence for the Columbia Heights Membrane Ultrafiltration Plant located near Minneapolis.
Charlotte, N.C.-based Crowder Construction, Greenville, S.C., Water System and Cambridge, Mass.-based CDM have received the Marvin M. Black Excellence in Partnering Award from Arlington, Va.-based Associated General Contractors of America for the design and construction of the Table Rock Reservoir.
The San Diego Water Department has received the Outstanding Civil Engineering Project award from the Reston, Va.-based American Society of Civil Engineers for the Miramar Early Start Improvements Phase II, which included new pipelines to the Miramar Water Treatment Plant.
The Florida Department of Transportation has contracted with New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff to develop preliminary construction plans, right-of-way maps and permits to reconstruct a segment of I-4.
The Michigan Department of Transportation has contracted with Maynard, Mass.-based SiteScape, a Web-based communication and program management products company, to provide electronic document management system-project collaboration Web sites for a road design project.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has contracted with Long Beach, Calif.-based Earth Tech, an engineering, construction and operations firm, to serve as the lead designer and builder for the U.S. 17 Washington Bypass.
Worcester, Mass., has contracted with Watertown, Mass.-based Vanasse Hangen Brustlin to make roadway, sidewalk and traffic improvements to a 3,700-foot section of the city’s Worcester Center Boulevard.
The Utah Transit Authority has purchased 10 low-floor Opus buses from Wichita, Kan.-based Optima Bus. The buses will operate downtown circulator routes in Salt Lake City.
Newark, N.J., has contracted with Rochester, N.Y.-based Pictometry International to provide aerial oblique imagery and measuring software for its Geographic Information Network.
The Brownsville, Texas, Public Utility Board has contracted with Aurora, Colo.-based Merrick to provide color aerial photography and light detection and ranging for 58 square miles.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has contracted with Colorado Springs, Colo.-based Sanborn to provide light detection and ranging and digital elevation models to improve floodplain maps. New Hampshire also has contracted with the company to provide digital orthophotography.
Portland, Ore., has contracted with Mountain View, Calif.-based MetroFi to operate the city’s Wi-Fi network, which will provide free wireless Internet access to residents.
Woodstock, Va., has contracted with Manhattan, Kan.-based CivicPlus to design, develop and host the city’s Web site and manage site content.
Auburn, Wash., has contracted with Dubuque, Iowa-based CarteGraph to provide software for its facility database and to delegate workload.
Water, water everywhere
The Clark County, Nev., Water Reclamation District has contracted with Bloomfield, Colo.-based MWH Global to provide program management services for county improvement projects, including providing wastewater conveyance and treatment capacity to help meet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency water quality standards.
The Canby, Ore., Utility Board has contracted with Houston-based Veolia Water to manage its water treatment system. Vancouver, Wash., has extended its contract with the company to manage the city’s wastewater treatment facilities.
The Bernalillo County, N.M., Public Works Department has selected Fort Washington, Pa.-based Severn Trent Services‘ arsenic removal technology to reduce arsenic levels at a county water treatment facility.
Middletown, Ohio, has contracted with Milwaukee-based Johnson Controls to provide the city with 20,000 water meters.
Oakland County, Mich., has contracted with Huntsville, Ala.-based ADS Environmental Services, a wastewater collection flow monitoring and field services company, to provide a 26-monitor and 78-monitor billing network.