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28th Annual IAAP Illinois Teachers Workshop Brings Teachers Together to Learn About Rocks, Minerals, and Mining

GALENA, IL — Teachers from across Illinois gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) at Chestnut Mountain Resort in Galena, Illinois. Attendees refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned about the importance of stone, …

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IAAP Welcomes Koetzle as New Assistant Director

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) welcomes new Assistant Director, Jess Koetzle. Koetzle graduated from Bowling Green State University in 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in geology and a specialization in paleobiology. She entered the mining industry in 2016 with Heidelberg Materials. There, she …

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Midwest Transportation Leaders Join in Milwaukee for Infrastructure Talks

MILWAUKEE, WI — Milwaukee recently took center stage in the Midwest transportation world as Wisconsin hosted the annual meeting for the Mid America Association of State Transportation Officials (MAASTO). Transportation leaders and industry partners across 10 Midwest states gathered to share best practices, learn about transportation innovations, and network with …

AED Announces Stoltz as New Senior Regional Manager

SCHAUMBURG, IL — Associated Equipment Distributors (AED) announces the addition of Nichole Stoltz as Senior Regional Manager. Stoltz is replacing Jonathan Porter, who has been promoted to Manager of Government Affairs and is now joining the AED government affairs team headquartered in Washington, D.C.

Stoltz is a graduate of …

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Projects in Illinois and Kentucky Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation (DOT) projects in Illinois and Kentucky won regional awards in the 2023 America’s Transportation Awards competition, created by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes DOTs for making a difference in their …

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Schmidt Associates Wins USGBC's Green Building of the Year Award

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Schmidt Associates, an Indianapolis-based regional architecture, engineering, and interior design firm, announces its win of the Green Building of the Year: New Construction award from the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) East North Central Region.

The USGBC ENC Region's Leadership Awards Program recognizes exceptional green …

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CTBUH Honors Chicago Projects, 800 Fulton Market and CME Center, with Awards of Excellence

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces its 2023 Award of Excellence winners, honoring more than 100 projects in sustainable vertical urbanism from around the world. The awards recognize achievements in over 20 categories and subcategories, including Best Tall Building; Best Tall Non-Building; Innovation; Urban Habitat; Repositioning; …

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IAAP Assistant Director McKinney to Retire this Year

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Shawn McKinney announces plans to retire at the end of July. His career with the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) began in January of 2006 when he was hired by then Executive Director John Henriksen to serve in a newly created position of Outreach Manager.

Over …

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Stantec Receives Grand Conceptor Award for Bridging Kentucky Program at ACEC-KY Engineering Excellence Awards

The American Council of Engineering Companies Kentucky Chapter (ACEC-KY) recently honored engineering firms from across the state at the organization’s annual Engineering Excellence Awards competition. The highest honor, the Grand Conceptor Award, was presented to Stantec for the Bridging Kentucky program, a bridge rehabilitation and replacement initiative launched by the …

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ABC Names Galvan the 2023 Craft Instructor of the Year

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Associated Builders and Contractors announces that Gabriel Galvan, Construction Prep Academy Instructor, ABC Indiana/Kentucky Chapter, Indianapolis, is the 2023 Craft Instructor of the Year. Galvan was honored at ABC Convention 2023 in Orlando, Florida.

ABC presents the annual Craft Instructor of the Year Award to an …

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Critical Care Building Receives Build America Award from AGC and Construction Risk Partners

The Association of General Contractors (AGC) and Construction Risk Partners recently honored this year’s best new and renovation construction projects with Build America Awards at the AGC Annual Convention in Las Vegas, Nevada. Build America Merit Awards were also presented to construction companies at the convention.

“These awards are designed …

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Projects Across the State Win Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) awarded 10 concrete pavement projects during the 2023 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Program at their annual workshop in Indianapolis, Indiana. Awarded projects exemplify skillful, safe, and disciplined delivery of new, reconstructed, or rehabilitated concrete pavement …

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Schmidt Associates' Alspaugh Elevated to AIA’s College of Fellows

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Associate Steven K. Alspaugh, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C has been elevated to the American Institute of Architects (AIA) College of Fellows. AIA Fellows achieve this membership honor for their work and contributions to the profession of architecture and society on a national level. Only 3 percent …

NAPA Announces 2022 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

ZANESVILLE, OH — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2022 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction (QIC) Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement using less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their award at a ceremony during the association’s …

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Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute Announces 2023 PCI Design Awards Winners

CHICAGO, IL — The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute announces the winners of the 2023 PCI Design Awards. Three panels of jurors honored 25 winners and eight honorable mentions for the specials, buildings, and transportation categories.

This year marks the 60th anniversary of the PCI Design Awards program, which recognizes creative and …

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IAAP 2022 Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference Highlights

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers’ (IAAP) 54th Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference gave those working in the aggregates industry a chance to learn about the goods and services offered by 57 of IAAP’s associate member companies. Over the course of two days, attendees …

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IAAP Presents 2022 Industry Leadership Award to Holcim

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Now in the seventh year, the goal of the Industry Leadership Award is to recognize Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) member companies and individuals that have demonstrated leadership excellence within the mining industry, and whose contributions to the IAAP and industry are significant and long lasting. …

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Milestone Contractors' Friess Named Chairman of ACPA

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — Steve Friess, Vice President of concrete operations at Milestone Contractors, LP, was named Chairman of the Board for the American Concrete Pavement Association (ACPA) at the organization's 59th Annual Meeting. Friess takes the helm at a time when the paving industry is poised to receive …

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David Rubenstein Forum Named Best Tall Building Worldwide in 2022 by Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

CHICAGO, IL — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the winner of its annual award for best tall building worldwide: the David Rubenstein Forum at the University of Chicago.

“With the United Nations projecting nearly 70 percent urbanization by 2050, the demand is growing for healthier, …

New Report Gives Update on First Year of IIJA Transportation Projects in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In a recent review of U.S. Treasury Department data through September 30, thousands of transportation projects in Ohio, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana have been jumpstarted by federal highway and bridge formula funds during the first year of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA).

"A key takeaway …

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Rudolph Libbe Inc. Wins Build Ohio Award for North Star BlueScope Steel Plant Expansion Project

WALBRIDGE, OH — Rudolph Libbe Group company Rudolph Libbe Inc. (RLI), the construction manager for North Star BlueScope's 660,000-square-foot expansion project in Fulton County, was announced as the winner of the 2022 Build Ohio Award in the Industrial/Heavy category by the Ohio Association of General Contractors.

The annual award …

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Ireland Army Health Clinic Named One of the Nation’s Best Design-Build Projects

With recent market analysis showing that the design-build project delivery method will account for as much as 47 percent of construction spending by 2025, the Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA) is seeing significant growth and success in design-build projects across the country. One such design-build project, the Ireland Army Health …

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Johnson Honored with AIA Chicago 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

CHICAGO, IL — AIA Chicago, the second largest chapter of the American Institute of Architects and the collective voice of 4,000 licensed architects, emerging professionals, architecture students, and allied professionals, announces that Ralph Johnson, FAIA, LEED AP, Principal and Global Design Director of Perkins&Will, founded in Chicago, …

Construction Workforce Shortages Risk Undermining Infrastructure Projects As Most Contractors Struggle To Fill Open Positions

Construction workforce shortages are affecting nearly all construction firms, undermining the industry’s ability to complete projects on time and on schedule and threatening the success of new federal investments in infrastructure and manufacturing, according to the results of a workforce survey conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and …

IAAP Brings Together Teachers from Across Illinois for Rocks, Minerals, and Mining Workshop

BOLINGBROOK, IL — Teachers from across the state gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals, & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) at the Holiday Inn & Suites in Bolingbrook, Illinois. Everyone present refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned about …

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Perinar Re-Elected as Leader of 52,000-Member Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council

CHICAGO, IL — Gary Perinar, Executive Secretary-Treasurer (EST) of the Mid-America Carpenters Regional Council, was unanimously re-elected to another four-year leadership term by the union's delegate body. As EST, Perinar oversees operations of a union that represents 52,000 carpenters in 324 counties across Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, and Eastern …

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Three Projects in Illinois and Ohio Win Regional America’s Transportation Awards

Three state department of transportation projects in Illinois and Ohio won regional awards in the 2022 America’s Transportation Awards competition, sponsored by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The competition recognizes state DOTs for making a difference in their …

ASCE Toledo Honors Anthony Wayne Bridge

BOWLING GREEN, OH — The Anthony Wayne Bridge in Toledo was designated a historic civil engineering landmark recently during a ceremony at Middlegrounds Metropark.

The American Society of Civil Engineers Toledo Section (ASCE Toledo) chose to recognize the bridge in honor of their 100th anniversary. A permanent educational display about …

Dowdell Elected AIA’s 2024 President

CHICAGO, IL — Delegates at the 2022 AIA Annual Meeting elected HOK’s Kimberly Dowdell, AIA, NOMA, NCARB, LEED AP BD+C, as 2023 First Vice President/2024 President-elect.

As the 100th AIA president, Dowdell will be the first Black woman and first Millennial president.

In addition to her role as …

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2022 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards Announced

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The Indiana Chapter of the American Concrete Pavement Association recently announced the 2022 Indiana Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards during the 2022 Indiana Concrete Pavement Workshop at the Indianapolis Marriott North. The annual awards program recognizes outstanding concrete paving projects completed during the previous year (2021). Projects …

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ABC Announces Perry as 2022 Young Professional of the Year

CINCINNATI, OH — Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) announces Luke Perry — Vice President at Perry Contracting, in Cincinnati, Ohio — received ABC’s 2022 Young Professional of the Year Award. Perry was honored at ABC Convention 2022 in San Antonio, Texas.

The Young Professional of the Year is chosen …

ABC Names United Group Services Contractor of the Year

WEST CHESTER, OH — Associated Builders and Contractors names United Group Services (UGS), headquartered in West Chester, Ohio, its 2022 Contractor of the Year. This award recognizes contractor companies for corporate integrity and commitment to safety, professional development, and expert craftsmanship. The award was presented at the 32nd annual Excellence …

APWA Board Selects Pugh as New President-Elect

KANSAS CITY, MO — With just a handful of months to go before a new president heads the American Public Works Association (APWA), the association board has selected a new President-Elect, long-time active member Keith Pugh, PE, PWLF. Previous President-Elect Dan Hartman had to step down from his role, …

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Tarlton Garners 2022 AGC of America Merit Award in the Construction Risk Partners Build America Competition

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. was recognized with a Merit Award for its work on the Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, a first-of-its-kind immersive outdoor exhibit at the Saint Louis Zoo, in the 2022 Construction Risk Partners Build America Awards from the Associated General Contractors of America …

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Transportation Advocates Gather to Mark TRIP's 50 Years of Serving the Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Transportation advocates gathered in the nation’s capital to celebrate the 50th anniversary of TRIP, a national transportation research nonprofit. Delayed by a year due to COVID-19, TRIP is celebrating five decades as the only national organization devoted exclusively to generating news and social media coverage of …

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Western Specialty Contractors Chicago Branch Receives 2021 ICRI Project of Year for Extra Storage Space Concrete Restoration

ST. LOUIS, MO — Western Specialty Contractors - Chicago Branch has received the 2021 International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) Chicago Chapter Project of the Year Award for its concrete restoration work at Extra Space Storage in Chicago. Western received its award at the chapter’s dinner meeting.

“Extra Space Storage was …

ABC and AFSP Announce Partnership to Address Mental Health and Suicide Prevention in the Construction Industry

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Associated Builders and Contractors and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention announce a collaborative partnership to address mental health and suicide prevention throughout the U.S. construction industry.

The goals of the partnership are to improve the mental health of construction workers through effective suicide prevention education, intervention, …

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Duane Mueller Recognized as Top 100 CEO by Titan 100

ST. LOUIS, MO — Titan CEO and headline sponsor Wipfli LLP announce Duane Mueller, CEO of Cissell Mueller Construction Inc. (CMCI), as a 2022 Titan 100. The Titan 100 program recognizes St. Louis’ Top 100 CEO’s & C-level executives as the area’s most accomplished business leaders in their industry …

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HDR Earns 2022 ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards for Projects in Kentucky and Ohio

LEXINGTON, KY — HDR projects in Kentucky and Ohio received 2022 Engineering Excellence Awards from the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC). The state-winning projects advanced to the national ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards competition, which culminates with the announcement of national award winners at the Engineering Excellence Awards Gala on …

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O’Hare Runway 9C-27C Earns Honor and Judges Choice Awards from ACEC-Illinois

CHICAGO, IL — O’Hare Runway 9C-27C was awarded an Honor Award at the Engineering Excellence Awards 2022 presented by the American Council of Engineering Companies-Illinois. Frank Grimaldi, Deputy Commissioner - Construction, and Alex Leon, Deputy Commissioner - Design & GIS, for the Chicago Department of Aviation, …

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IAAP Convention and Safety Conference Highlights

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Attendees of the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers' (IAAP) 53rd Annual Convention and Aggregate Miner Safety Conference recently gathered in Springfield, Illinois, to learn about the goods and services offered by 63 of IAAP’s associate member companies with booths in the expo. The event featured two days …

NAPA Announces 2021 Larry H. Lemon Award Winners

GREENBELT, MD — The National Asphalt Pavement Association (NAPA) announces the winners of its 2021 Larry H. Lemon Quality in Construction Award for excellence in construction of an asphalt pavement utilizing less than 50,000 tons of asphalt. The winning companies received their awards during NAPA’s 2022 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, …

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SITE Improvement Association Board Elects Moriarity President

ST. LOUIS, MO — The Board of Directors of the SITE Improvement Association elects Pat Moriarity as President, Kevin Keenoy as Vice President, and Steve Roden as Secretary/Treasurer for 2022. Moriarity is President of Concrete Strategies, LLC, Keenoy is Co-Owner of GS Grinding Services, and Roden is President …

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American Institute of Architects Academy of Architecture for Justice Recognizes Hamilton County Coroner's Office & Crime Lab

CINCINNATI, OH — The American Institute of Architects (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Justice (AAJ) has recognized the Hamilton County Coroner’s Office and Crime Lab in its 2021 Justice Facilities Review Awards program. The new 83,500-square-foot modern and light-filled facility with autopsy, forensic lab, office, and training spaces, replaces an …

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Marchesi Sr. Honored with President's Award from Site Improvement Association

ST. LOUIS, MO — Frank Marchesi, Sr., of Bi-State Utilities Co., has received the President’s Award from the SITE Improvement Association in recognition of his many years of dedicated service to the organization. The award is SITE’s highest honor and is given to a member who has provided …

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USGBC Ohio Announces its 2022 Leaders

COLUMBUS, OH — USGBC Ohio announces the members of the 2022 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of Ohio green building professionals volunteer time and resources to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional, and global goals. MLAB members were selected …

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O’Connor Elected to 2022 AEM Board of Directors, Construction Equipment Sector Board

LIVERMORE, CA — Topcon Positioning Systems President and Chief Executive Officer, Ray O’Connor, has been elected to the 2022 Board of Directors of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM). O’Connor has also been elected to the Construction Equipment (CE) Sector Board, where he previously served from 2014 through 2018. …

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Tarlton Garners Top 2021 Construction Keystone Awards from AGC of Missouri

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. won top honors in the 2021 Construction Keystone Awards from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri for two separate projects — renovations on two floors at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and its work on the Michael and Quirsis Riney Primate Canopy Trails, a first-of-its-kind …

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IAAP Annual Golf Outing Raises Nearly $11,000

PEORIA, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers' (IAAP) annual golf outing was recently held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria, Illinois, with 183 golfers attending the event. Due to the support of everyone attending, the outing raised $10,920 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. …

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Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge Replacement Named Best Construction Project of 2020 by National Trade Association

LOUISIANA, MO — Louisiana, Missouri’s Champ Clark Mississippi River Bridge replacement was the most significant construction project of 2020, the Associated General Contractors of America announces. As a result, the project’s contractor, Massman Construction Co., received the association’s Construction Risk Partners Build America Grand Award, as well as the …

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Contractor from Illinois Receives 2021 ARTBA National Contractor Safety Award

LIBERTYVILLE, IL — A transportation construction company from Illinois was recognized for its outstanding employee safety program during the American Road & Transportation Builders Association’s (ARTBA) Annual Convention, held in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Aldridge Electric Inc. from Libertyville, Illinois, won in the over 1 million personnel hours category.

The …

HNTB Vice President Honored with National Leadership Impact Award

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB announces that Chicago Office Leader and Vice President Albert Sosa is an honoree of the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Foundation’s 2021 Leadership Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding leaders in transportation whose professional careers reflect strong and consistent contributions toward industry advocacy, driving …

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Teachers Learn About Rocks, Minerals, and Mining at IAAP's Workshop

GRAFTON, IL — Teachers from across the state gathered for the Illinois Teachers Workshop: Rocks, Minerals, & Mining in Today’s Society, presented by the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers at Pere Marquette State Park in Grafton, Illinois. Everyone present refreshed their knowledge of earth science and learned more about …

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William Klingner of Klingner and Associates in Quincy, Illinois, Named ACEC Young Professional of the Year

QUINCY, IL — William Klingner, P.E., CFM, a Project Engineer at Klingner and Associates in Quincy, Illinois, has been named one of five Young Professionals of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC), the business voice of the nation’s engineering and design industry.

ACEC’s annual Young …

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HNTB Project in Chicago Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

CHICAGO, IL — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala, held virtually this year. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement that strengthen the communities they serve.

One HNTB project …

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IEDA Welcomes Phelan as New Marketing Director

WESTCHESTER, IL — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) hires Kim Phelan as its new Marketing Director. An association publishing professional, Phelan has a history in the construction equipment industry and the rental business. For 15 years, she has created or curated written and live content on business subjects ranging …

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Younglove Construction Receives Excellence in Construction Award

MENDOTA, IL — Younglove Construction, L.L.C., of Sioux City, Iowa, received a construction award from Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) of Iowa during the association’s annual Excellence in Construction Gala, which was held at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Younglove Construction was recognized with a 2021 …

A Snapshot of the Demolition Industry and Trends for 2021

The demolition process involves an unimaginable breadth of products and services to meet the needs of clients and communities. From structural demolition and dismantlement to industrial recovery and C&D recycling, from specialized rigging and landfilling to insurance services and equipment manufacturing, from general contracting and architectural salvage to facilities decontamination, …

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ACPA Honors Five Indiana Projects with Annual Excellence in Concrete Pavement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — For 31 consecutive years, the American Concrete Pavement Association’s (ACPA) Excellence in Concrete Pavement awards have honored quality concrete pavements constructed in the United States and Canada. The awards program encourages high-quality workmanship and serves to highlight industry best-practices and processes and the professionals who deliver …

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Biden Nominates Pete Buttigieg as U.S. DOT Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT). The former two-term South Bend, Indiana, mayor (2012 to January 2020) was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year. He withdrew from the race and endorsed Biden …

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ABC 2020 Review and 2021 Construction Economic Forecast

Despite chronic difficulties sustained by contractors and others with securing human capital in January 2020, the nation added 214,000 net new jobs. It followed that up with an even more blistering 251,000 jobs in February.

For 113 consecutive months, the nation had added jobs – an unprecedented winning streak in …

ABC Elects 2021 National Chair, Executive Committee

WASHINGTON, D.C. ― Associated Builders and Contractors’ Board of Directors elected Steve Klessig, Keller Inc., to serve as the 2021 ABC National Chair during a meeting at the association’s annual Leadership Institute in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Stephanie Schmidt, Poole Anderson Construction, was elected Chair-Elect, and Milton …

ARA Rental Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

MOLINE, IL — Each year, the American Rental Association (ARA) honors individuals who have made a significant impact on the equipment and event rental industry at the national or international level. This year’s inductees into the Rental Hall of Fame, the industry’s highest honor, will be recognized at The ARA …

ARTBA 2021 US Transportation Construction Market Forecast

Transportation construction activity is forecast to decline 5.5 percent in 2021, as transportation authorities, state, city, county, and local governments face unprecedented revenue shortfalls, budget pressures and lower demand for travel and freight services, the American Road & Transportation Builders Association (ARTBA) model shows. The 2021 market will reflect the …

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HDR Project in St. Louis Receives National Recognition

ST. LOUIS, MO — The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) has recognized an HDR project in St. Louis with a national award. The Poplar Street Bridge Widening and Rehabilitation was the recipient of an Honor Award from ACEC.

St. Louis’ Poplar Street Bridge was a groundbreaking achievement when it …

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How AGC of America is Making Sure Politicians Learn the Right Lessons from the Election

The 2020 elections appear to have delivered simultaneous rebukes to both President Trump and the liberal agenda. While he performed better than most polls predicted, as of writing, the President’s ongoing efforts to contest the election appear to have little chance of success. Yet enough down ballot elections broke Republicans’ …

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Tarlton Garners AGC of Missouri 2020 Construction Keystone Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. won a top 2020 Construction Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri for rebuilding the century-old stage and renovating production areas for The Muny, America’s oldest and largest outdoor musical theater.

The Tarlton team was among 13 honored from a field of …

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USGBC Indiana Announces Recipients of 2020 Leadership and Green Building Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The USGBC Indiana community announces the winners of its Leadership Awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding commitments to their local communities and projects in Indiana, with outstanding achievements in the realm of green building design and construction.

USGBC Indiana recognizes four people and four projects. …

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USGBC Ohio Announces Green Building Awards Recipients

COLUMBUS, OH — The USGBC Ohio community announces the winners of its leadership awards, which recognize individuals who have made outstanding commitments to their local communities and projects in the state of Ohio, with outstanding achievement in the realm of green building design and construction.

USGBC Ohio recognizes four people: …

CII, CURT, and ECC Explore Formation of Official Alliance to Streamline Service and Support for the Capital Projects Industry

AUSTIN, TX — Leaders from the Construction Industry Institute (CII), the Construction Users Roundtable (CURT), and the Engineering and Construction Contracting Association (ECC) are exploring the establishment of a unified, industry alliance to capture benefits of increased content collaboration, better sharing of research, and benchmarking learnings to improve application, diversifying …

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Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Hosts Annual Golf Outing

PEORIA, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) welcomed 144 golfers to its annual golf outing held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria. The outing raised $8,580 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. PIE Committee members sold 50/50 raffle tickets, raising a total of $1,116 …

ABC Honors Student Winners of 2020 Construction Management Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Twenty-six teams of undergraduate students from colleges and universities nationwide put their construction project leadership skills to the test during Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Construction Management Competition, which was held virtually for the first time. The four-person teams, which were assigned to complete the same …

CII and AGC Bring Together a Panel of Industry Leaders for COVID-19 Webinar

The Construction Industry Institute (CII) and the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently held a webinar called “Roundtable on Perspectives and Best Practices in Owner-Contractor Collaboration During COVID-19” to provide updates on a variety of industry topics concerning the virus. The panel for the webinar featured two CII owners, …

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Leadership Through Extreme Circumstances

When Robert “Bob” Lanham, Jr., P.E., started his tenure as 2020 President of the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), he set three main goals: expand member engagement, increase federal investment in construction, and reduce and reform federal regulations on construction and development.

Then the COVID-19 pandemic hit. …

The AED Foundation’s Construction Career Aptitude Test Soon to Launch

SCHAUMBURG, IL — As the AED Foundation (AEDF) continues to address the industry's skills gap through its Vision 2024 plan, the soon-to-launch Construction Career Aptitude Test aims to help address the workforce shortage starting at the high school level. More specifically, the Construction Career Aptitude Test is designed for students …

252 AEDF Technicians Certified Amidst the Covid-19 Pandemic Since Early March

SCHAUMBURG, IL — While much of the nation has been put on pause due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the AED Foundation (AEDF) has been innovating new online testing opportunities to ensure technicians are still able to get certified. The AED Foundation’s Certified Technician Program holds technicians to an industry-recognized standard …

BCA Awards $7,500 in Scholarships to Local Students

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces winners of the 2020 Presidential Merit Scholarship and Michael H. Kinder Jr. Memorial Scholarship. These programs were created to recognize significant accomplishments and reward worthy students in furthering their education in construction-related college degree programs. The recipients of …

CSDA Elects 2020 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members. The election took place via email and mail-in ballots and results were announced at a recent board meeting, which took place through Zoom, as the association’s planned 48th Annual Convention was cancelled due …

IAAP Holds 52nd Annual Convention and Safety Conference

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP) recently held its 52nd Annual Convention combined with the Aggregate Miner Safety Conference for professionals in the aggregates industry to learn about the goods and services offered by 77 of IAAP’s associate member companies with booths in the expo. The …

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USGBC Indiana Announces Members of Market Leadership Advisory Board

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — The 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB) members and the local branch leadership teams for the Indiana community have been announced.

The U.S. Green Building Council of Indiana (USGBC Indiana) announces the members of the 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board and local branches. The board works with …

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CDRA Inducts Kurtz into C&D Hall of Fame

INDEPENDENCE, OH — The Construction & Demolition Recycling Association (CDRA) announces John Kurtz as a new inductee to its C&D Hall of Fame. The award will be presented at C&D World 2020 on March 11 in Las Vegas.

The C&D Hall of Fame honors leaders in the Construction and Demolition …

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MCA Honors Miller with Larry A. Swaney Award

CHICAGO, IL — The Metal Construction Association (MCA) presented its annual Larry A. Swaney Award to Todd Miller of Isaiah Industries in Piqua, Ohio, in appreciation for his service to the association and the metal construction industry. The awards were given during MCA's Winter Meeting Awards Dinner in Palm Springs, …

USGBC Ohio Announces 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board

COLUMBUS, OH — U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Ohio announces the members of its 2020 Market Leadership Advisory Board (MLAB). This group of Ohio green building professionals volunteer time to work with the USGBC community to develop and implement programming that supports USGBC’s local, regional and global goals.

MLAB members …

Haberberger Recognized by AGC of Missouri with Specialty Contractor of the Year Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — St. Louis-based mechanical contracting firm Haberberger, Inc., was recently honored by the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC) with the 2019 HVAC/Piping Subcontractor of the Year Award. The award was presented to Haberberger at AGC’s annual Construction Awards Gala, held at River City Casino in …

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AEM Awards $50,000 in Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

MILWAUKEE, WI — Five nonprofit organizations developing the future of the manufacturing and trades workforces were awarded $10,000 each at the Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) 2019 Annual Conference as part of their Next Gen Grant Program. The winning organizations — from Missouri, South Carolina, Wisconsin, Kentucky and Kansas …

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BCA Gives Out Awards for Service to Northeast Indiana Construction Industry

FORT WAYNE, IN — Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana (BCA) announces winners of the association’s 2019 BCA Service Awards sponsored by Katz, Sapper & Miller. BCA Summit and Gold Medal Awards recognize individuals who have exhibited exemplary performance and strong ethics in their business dealings. These individuals made contributions …

CTBUH Announces Award of Excellence Winners for Annual Awards Program

CHICAGO, IL — The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) announces the Award of Excellence Winners for the CTBUH 2020 Awards Program. The winning projects represent the very best tall buildings, urban contributions, technologies and innovations emerging recently in cities around the world.

Winners were selected across a …

Highway Contractors Receive 2019 Statewide Safety Awards

INDIANAPOLIS, IN — As part of its ongoing effort to lead the Indiana highway, heavy and utility construction industry in the area of workplace safety, Indiana Constructors, Inc. (ICI) presented its 2019 Safety Program Awards at the association’s annual meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.

An independent panel of judges chose the …

Tarlton Expands Executive Leadership Team with Promotion of Bretz, Rotty and Scarfino

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. announces the expansion of its executive leadership team, naming Jason Bretz, ASHE, Sondra Rotty, LEED AP and Joe Scarfino, CPC, ASHE Vice Presidents of the St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm. The three new vice presidents join the executive leadership team …

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Tarlton Garners AGC of Missouri 2019 Construction Keystone Award

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp. recently won a 2019 Construction Keystone Award from the Associated General Contractors of Missouri (AGC of Missouri) for its work on the pedestrian bridge at Washington University in St. Louis.

The firm was among 10 winners chosen from a competitive field of 27 finalists …

Construction Input Prices Unchanged in October, Says ABC

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Construction input prices remained unchanged on a monthly basis in October but are down 2.2 percent year-over-year, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data. Nonresidential construction input prices fell 0.1 percent for the month and are …

IAAP Annual Golf Outing Raises Nearly $10,000

PEORIA, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producer’s (IAAP) Golf Outing welcomed 166 golfers and was held at WeaverRidge and Coyote Creek golf clubs in Peoria, Illinois. The outing raised $9,960 for the IAAP Political Action Committee. The IAAP’s Public Information and Education Committee members sold 50/50 raffle …

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Tarlton Promotes Doerr to Executive Vice President

ST. LOUIS, MO — Tarlton Corp., a St. Louis-based general contracting and construction management firm, promoted industry veteran and Tarlton career employee John Doerr, PE, to Executive Vice President.

Doerr has worked for Tarlton for 36 years, having served since 2002 as Senior Vice President. In his expanded …

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ACEC Illinois Hires Artl to Lead Organization as President and CEO

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The American Council of Engineering Companies of Illinois (ACEC-IL), an engineering trade association, announces Kevin Artl will serve as its new President and CEO. Artl brings more than 20 years of experience in transportation and government, including serving in leadership roles in the United States Senate and …

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Eighty Percent of Contractors Report Difficulty Finding Qualified Craft Workers to Hire

ARLINGTON, VA — Eighty percent of construction firms report they are having a hard time filling hourly craft positions that represent the bulk of the construction workforce, according to the results of an industry-wide survey released by Autodesk and the Associated General Contractors of America. Association officials said the …

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American Society of Concrete Contractors to Hold 18th Annual Conference in Chicago this September

ST. LOUIS, MO — The American Society of Concrete Contractors (ASCC), headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, will hold its 18th Annual Conference from September 19-22 at the Westin Chicago Northwest in Itasca, Illinois. Concrete contractors, manufacturers, designers and other industry professionals will gather for three days of educational events and …

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IAAP Selected for 2019 Business Assistance Providers Environmental Leadership Award

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The National Steering Committee (NSC) of Small Business Environmental Assistance Programs (SBEAP) & Small Business Ombudsmen (SBO) has recognized the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IAAP), headquartered in Springfield, Illinois, for its leadership in the areas of improving environmental performance, pollution prevention, sustainability and mentoring.

The Illinois …

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IEDA Announces Launch of Revamped Website, Hosted by Sandhills Global

VICTOR, NY — The Independent Equipment Dealers Association (IEDA) is a self-regulating organization dedicated to advancing the goals of independent used equipment dealers and related businesses worldwide. The IEDA's website is a vital part of its mission to help equipment dealers build more profitable relationships, and to provide its members …

Architects, Engineers and Contractors Gather At 1st Annual AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo

ROSEMONT, IL — The Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, was recently the hub for architecture, engineering and construction industry professionals who gathered for the inaugural AEC BuildTech Conference & Expo. The Conference & Expo, produced by BNP Media, attracted 1,400 registrants and 115 exhibiting companies who …

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CSDA Elects 2019 Officers and Board of Directors

ST. PETERSBURG, FL — The Concrete Sawing & Drilling Association (CSDA) announces new Officers and Board Members, who were elected at the 47th Annual CSDA Convention & Tech Fair in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Newly elected Officers are President Matthew Finnigan, National Concrete Cutting, Milton, Washington; Vice President Mike …

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HNTB Celebrates Projects Recognized at ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards Gala

KANSAS CITY, MO — HNTB Corporation recently joined clients and partners in celebrating project collaborations, coast to coast, that earned recognition at the American Council of Engineering Companies’ annual Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. The winning projects reflect outstanding engineering achievement and are delivering mobility benefits that strengthen …

Seventeen HDR Projects Receive National Recognition

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Council of Engineering Companies has recognized 17 HDR projects with national awards. The projects represent a wide range of disciplines and regions across the United States.
Three HDR projects received Grand Awards at the ceremony of ACEC’s 52nd Engineering Excellence Awards Gala in Washington, D.C. …

ABC Honors Contractors Leading the Industry in Safety Performance

LONG BEACH, CA — Associated Builders and Contractors announces the winners of the 2018 National Safety Excellence Awards during the 29th annual Excellence in Construction Awards at ABC Convention 2019 in Long Beach, California. A total of 42 ABC member companies were recognized for their safety performance.
The National Safety …

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IRTBA Raises Awareness for Safer Construction Work Zones


CHICAGO, IL — The Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association (IRTBA) was among the organizations present at a recent press conference to raise awareness and advocate for safer work zones at the start of this construction season. IRTBA and agency partners called on motorists to obey work zone laws for …

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Skender Hires Scopano as Chief Technology Officer

CHICAGO, IL — Skender, a vertically integrated design, construction and manufacturing firm, announces it has hired Stacy Scopano as Chief Technology Officer. Scopano will be charged with ensuring Skender is continually evolving its technological capabilities and integrating innovations across the company.

Scopano’s new role will also include oversight of …

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The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers Hosts 51st Annual Convention

SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers’ (IAAP) 51st Annual Convention, combined with the Aggregate Miner Safety Conference, showcased expo booths from 75 of IAAP’s associate member companies. The convention, held in Springfield, Illinois, also featured three days of educational workshops and social events.
The new day-long …