Member Companies Update: Aug 2, 2017

News and updates from a few of our member companies, CH2M, BrightView, Black & Veatch, Bigge, Bechtel, Barnard, Balfour Beatty and American Bridge. 

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CH2M pilots multi-state, mileage-based user fees effort to support I-95 Corridor Coalition

DENVER, Aug. 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The I-95 Corridor Coalition is set to test the design, implementation and acceptance of user-based alternative revenue mechanisms for funding transportation after the U.S. Federal Highway Administration awarded the Delaware Department of Transportation, on behalf of the Coalition, a Surface Transportation System Funding Alternatives grant for the multi-state project along the eastern seaboard.

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An interview with BrightView’s Andrew Masterman

When two of the nation’s largest landscape companies, Brickman and ValleyCrest, announced in 2014 that they would merge, it was big news in the landscape industry. Both venerable companies with long histories, Brickman was founded in 1939 and Valley Crest in 1949. At the time of the merger, the two firms had more than 20,000 employees and $2 billion in revenue, and ValleyCrest was on Forbes list of the top-500 privately held companies.

The new company rebranded as BrightView, and Andrew Masterman took the helm as president and CEO in November 2016, following in the footsteps of the first CEO Andrew Kerin and interim CEO Pat Velasco. Mergers are never an easy process, so we talked with Masterman to see how things are going three years after the merger was announced.

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Black & Veatch wins India's first floating LNG project

EPC contract for Jafrabad FSRU project's jetty topside and onshore facilities supports India’s plans to double the country’s LNG capacity.

Black & Veatch will deliver critical elements of India's first floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal. The project will help develop the Indian gas market, which is projected to be one of the fastest growing in the world during the next two decades.
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Bigge lifts cooling towers in downtown SF

Prominent on the San Francisco skyline, Landmark Tower at One Maritime Plaza is a 26-story building that houses commercial office space, parking, gardens, and pedestrian sky bridges. Bigge was called upon by Matrix HG, a Bay Area HVAC specialist to lift and set 2 new cooling towers onto the roof of this 490’ building.

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Bechtel Awarded Delivery Partner Role at London City Airport

Bechtel, a global leader in engineering, procurement, and construction, has been awarded a delivery partner contract to manage London City Airport’s development plan. The work includes expanding existing terminal facilities and creating new airfield infrastructure for a further 30,000 permitted flight movements. The new facilities will allow for up to 6.5 million passengers by 2025 whilst maintaining reliable and consistent service for current passengers.  

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Barnard’s OnSite newsletter

Our quarterly newsletter, OnSite, lets those in the industry know what's currently happening at Barnard.
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Balfour Beatty US Completes its Largest Continuous Concrete Pour in California at 500 Folsom St. in San Francisco
The Balfour Beatty US California Division has successfully completed a concrete pour consisting of 8,218 cubic yards of concrete at the 42-story Transbay Block 9 residential tower project site at 500 Folsom St. in San Francisco. The amount of concrete poured is equivalent to 32 miles of a four-foot-wide sidewalk. The non-stop pour started at 1:59 a.m. on Saturday, June 17 and concluded at 1:56 a.m. on Sunday, June 18. The milestone marks the largest concrete pour on record for the company’s California vertical construction business unit.

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American Bridge was featured in the Pittsburgh Post Gazette’s ‘In the Lead’ publication

Few companies doing work with 21st-century infrastructure have as deep a history in the 20th — and even 19th — century as American Bridge Co. When the now Coraopolis-based company was formed as part of U.S. Steel in 1900 by financier J.P. Morgan through the merger of 28 other companies, 90 percent of the country’s public and commercial bridge construction was controlled by American Bridge, a staggering figure that no company comes even close to approaching now.
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