Member Companies Update: April 30, 2020

A round-up of news and developments from The Beavers member companies.

Two American Bridge Projects Receive OCEA Honor Awards

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) named two American Bridge Company projects as Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Honor Award recipients. This award represents projects that illustrate superior engineering skills and represent a significant contribution to the progress of civil engineering. The AB projects include the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge Superstructure Replacement (also known as The Big Lift) in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and the Queensferry Crossing in Edinburgh, Scotland. The projects were showcased, on March 13th, at the OPAL Gala in Washington, D.C. where it was announced that the Queensferry Crossing became this year’s OCEA Bronze winner. Congratulations to both AB teams on this outstanding achievement!


Aecon provides update on impact of COVID-19 pandemic, withdraws outlook for 2020

Aecon Group Inc. (TSX: ARE) announced today that it is withdrawing its outlook for 2020 as the Company evaluates the impact of the temporary slowing or suspension of work on several Aecon projects in multiple jurisdictions due to directives recently issued by clients and governments in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the deferral of certain project procurement processes in the Company’s bidding pipeline.


Parsons Disinfecting Millions of Masks for COVID-19 Relief

In the global fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19), Parsons Corporation (NYSE: PSN) is working with Battelle to operate the Battelle CCDS Critical Care Decontamination SystemTM that will disinfect N-95 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) in support of pandemic relief efforts across the United States.


Skanska rehabilitates rail transit infrastructure in Northeast region for about $40 million

Skanska has signed a contract with Amtrak to rehabilitate and restore maintenance facilities for the Next Generation Acela 21 high-speed rail service in Washington, D.C., Boston, and New York. The contract is worth about $40 million which will be included in the US order bookings for the first quarter 2020.


Traylor Wins Howard Frankland Bridge Project, Largest Bridge ever Build in Florida

Traylor is part of a joint venture selected to replace the northbound I-275 Howard Frankland Bridge connecting Tampa and St. Petersburg, Florida over Old Tampa Bay. The Florida Department of Transportation project will ultimately be the largest bridge ever constructed in Florida.