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Enterprise group sells Calgary Tunnelling & Horizontal Augering
Wednesday, March 28, 2018 Canada - Enterprise Group, announced March 26 that it has closed the previously reported sale of the assets of its trenchless solutions business unit, Calgary Tunnelling & Horizontal Augering (CTHA), to a private arm’s length purchaser.
BC to fund high speed rail study with Washington and Oregon
Wednesday, March 21, 2018 Canada/US – The B.C. government will help fund a study of a potential ultra-high-speed corridor service connecting Vancouver with Seattle, Portland and beyond, the office of the premier said on March 16.
Black & Veatch adds to Houston office
Wednesday, March 07, 2018 US – Black & Veatch announced March 5 it has created a center of excellence facility in its Houston office to deliver "sustainable, cost-effective tunneled solutions."
Los Angeles breaks ground for Purple Line Phase 2
Friday, March 02, 2018 US – Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) held a ground breaking ceremony on February 23 for the second phase of its Purple Line extension Purple Line Phase 2, which will add 2.6-miles (4.2km) of new subway service to downtown Beverly Hills and Century City.
BNSF invests in Flathead Tunnel work
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 US - BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced February 13 that its 2018 capital expenditure program in Montana will be approximately USD 135M with a component for improving the seven-mile Flathead Tunnel.
Port Authority approves Holland Tunnel rehab
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 US - The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved on February 15 a major rehabilitation and resiliency project for the Holland Tunnel to repair and restore critical mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems caused by Superstorm Sandy, and to install protective measures to mitigate future flooding in the facility.
ORD Express rail RFQ responses announced
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 USA - Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel announced February 7 the Chicago Infrastructure Trust (CIT) received four responses to the RFQ to design, build, finance, operate and maintain the O’Hare Express operating system.
California proposes building water tunnels in stages
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 USA - The officials from California governor Jerry Brown’s office have released plans to build the 30 miles (48km) of tunnels for WaterFix (previously known as the Delta Tunnels) in two stages.
HNTB announces new tunnelling hires
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 US - HNTB Corporation announced two new leadership roles on its national tunnel and underground team on February 7.
California High Speed Rail hires SR 99 head
Thursday, February 08, 2018 USA - California governor Jerry Brown named Joseph Hedges of Seattle, Washington, of the SR 99 tunnel project, chief operating officer at the California High-Speed Rail Authority on January 19.
Hatch adds transportation leader to NYC office
Thursday, February 08, 2018 USA - Hatch announced last month Joshua Nelson joined the company as principal project director-transportation. Nelson previously served as the senior vice president, transportation systems, for the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), where he was responsible for various transportation facilities, operations and transit services throughout New York City.
QRBHCA elects first chairwoman
Thursday, February 08, 2018 Canada - Members of the Québec Road Builders and Heavy Construction Association (QRBHCA) elected Marie-Claude Houle as chairman of the board last month at its convention, becoming the first woman in 74 years, to occupy this position within the association.
US Chamber calls for modernising infrastructure
Thursday, February 08, 2018 USA - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a business organisation, released a statement last month explaining its four-part plan for updating the nation's infrastructure for "a 21st century economy."
Bergen Point tunnel contract moves forward
Thursday, January 18, 2018 US – Suffolk County Department of Public Works (SCDPW) in New York awarded the Bergen Point WWTP outfall replacement contract to low bid contractor OHL/Posillico/SELI Overseas in January.
Versaflex merges with Raven
Thursday, January 18, 2018 US - Versaflex and Raven Lining Systems announced this week that the two companies have merged, effective January 1.
SAK Construction announces Slipptech deal
Thursday, January 18, 2018 US – Sipp Technologies CEO/CTO Kent Weisenberg announced 17 January an agreement with SAK Construction for exclusive installation rights of its Sipp Steel robotic lining technology. Pursuant to the agreement, SAK is the sole national installation contractor for Sipp Tech’s multidimensional, robotically installed, composite pressure pipe lining system.
Site C project announces preferred proponent for civil works
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Canada - BC Hydro announced December 21 it selected the Aecon (30 per cent), Dragados Canada (27.5 per cent), Flatiron Constructors Canada (27.5 per cent), and EBC (15 per cent) partnership as the preferred proponent to move to the next procurement phase for the Site C generating station and spillways civil works contract in northeast British Columbia.
Rio Tinto issues NTP on second Kemano tunnel
Tuesday, January 02, 2018 Canada – A Frontier-Kemper Constructors and Aecon Group JV announced December 19 it has received notice to proceed from Rio Tinto for a contract valued at approximately CAD 337M (USD 274M) to complete the construction of the remaining 7.6km section of a 16km second tunnel at the Kemano Generating Station in British Columbia.
VDOT announces Hampton Roads bridge-tunnel RFQ
Thursday, December 21, 2017 US - The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) has formally initiated procurement and will begin searching for a private sector partner to deliver the Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion project, it announced December 15.
Geocomp appoints COO
Tuesday, December 19, 2017 USA - Geocomp has appointed Gary Torosian as its chief operating officer (COO). Torosian will be responsible for improving the operational efficiency of our companies and providing support to the execution of Geocomp’s corporate strategy.

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