APWA announces 2013 International Jennings Randolph Fellowships
KANSAS CITY, MO. – The American Public Works Association (APWA) named three new International Jennings Randolph Fellows for 2013. The program is an international study and professional exchange opportunity that promotes collaboration and sharing of public works best practices, knowledge, and innovation internationally and with public works colleagues at home. The three Jennings Randolph Fellows will conduct topical public works study tours and make presentations at partner associations' annual membership meetings in Australia, the Czech Republic, and Slovakia. The three Fellows are Sujit Ekka, civil engineer for the Public Works Department in Durham, N.C.; Elia Twigg, P.E., public works director for the City of Palm Bay, Fla.; and Ray C. Funnye, director of the Public Services Department in Georgetown, S.C.
IECA announces 2013 board officers
DENVER – At Environmental Connection 2013 in San Diego, the International Erosion Control Association's (IECA's) board of directors elected its officers. The board re-elected Phil Handley, REM, CPESC, CESSWI, as president; Brock Peters, CISEC, as administrative vice president; Charlie Riling Jr., TRETCNO, ABI, CESSWI, as technical vice president; and Julie Etra, CPESC, MS, as international vice president. Also elected were Craig Benson as marketing vice president; Beth Chesson, CPESC, CPSWQ, as secretary; and Mike Chase, CPESC, CPSWQ, CESSWI, as treasurer. Other board of directors members include Ron Faucher, CPESC, and Gustavo Salerno, CPESC.
PCI accepting entries for Design Awards competition
CHICAGO – The Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI) is now accepting entries for its 51st 2013 Design Awards competition. This annual awards program recognizes design excellence, innovation, and construction quality using precast concrete. The deadline to submit a project for consideration is May 20, 2013. All winning projects will be showcased at the 2013 PCI Convention and National Bridge Conference in September.
Entries are accepted in two primary categories: buildings and transportation structures. Transportation subcategories include bridges (new, rehabilitated, and non-highway) and special transportation solutions. Entries are made electronically and should be submitted by the architect or engineer of record. Winners will be announced in late July 2013. There is no entry fee.
MAPPS endorses USGS 3D Elevation Program
RESTON, VA. – MAPPS, the national association of private-sector geospatial firms, formally endorsed the 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) developed by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). The primary goal of 3DEP is to systematically collect enhanced elevation data in the form of high-quality light detection and ranging (LiDAR) data over the conterminous United States, Hawaii, and the U.S. territories, with data acquired during an eight-year period.