Smith-Midland soundwall contract approaches 1 million sq. ft.

Sources: Smith Midland Corp., Midland, Va.; CP staff

FAM Construction LLC (a Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers joint venture) has awarded Smith-Midland a contract to supply 900,000 square feet of SoftSound noise absorptive precast concrete sound wall panels for the Interstate 66 Outside the Beltway Express Lanes. The 22.5-mile, northern Virginia project will provide two express lanes along three regular lanes from Interstate 495 to Route 29 in Gainesville, plus other amenities and space reserved for future transit options.

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University of Illinois’ Lange tops 2018-19 ACI officer slate

Sources: American Concrete Institute, Farmington Hills, Mich.; CP staff

University of Illinois Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering David Lange was elected 2018-19 ACI president during The Concrete Convention and Exposition in Salt Lake City. Joining him for two-year terms are Vice President Jeffrey Coleman, principal partner of The Coleman Law Firm, Minneapolis; and, Senior Vice President Randall Poston, senior principal, Pivot Engineers, Austin, Texas.

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Building resilience, risk assessment shape new Green Globes rating system

Sources: Green Building Initiative, Portland, Ore.; CP staff

After three years of open dialogue and consensus-based decision making, Green Building Initiative (GBI) is consummating an American National Standards Institute-modeled process to update ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial Buildings, which frames the 2013 Green Globes building rating system.

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