Member Companies Update: August 31, 2020

A round-up of news and latest developments from some of The Beavers’ Associate members.

AECOM leads industry on the Engineering News Record’s 2020 Top 200 Environmental Firms list for the fifth year in a row

AECOM (NYSE:ACM), the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, today announced that it has ranked #1 in Engineering News Record’s (ENR’s) 2020 Top 200 Environmental Firms, marking the fifth year in a row that AECOM has topped the global analysis.


2020 California Wildfire Resources for Contractors

The Associated General Contractors of California (AGC) is closely monitoring wildfires throughout the state. In the event a contractor is impacted by fires, we offer resources and support to help them navigate recovery.

For contractors who’ve been impacted by fires, AGC has put together a suite of resources to support. We will continue to update this list as new information becomes available.


The Longest Cable-Stay Bridge in the US Rises with Doka

In Corpus Christi, a new US 181 Harbor Bridge is being constructed to replace the existing bridge that crosses the Corpus Christi Ship Channel. A new bridge is necessary to replace the current aging bridge and to permit larger ships to pass beneath, with a 205-foot clearance. When complete, the US 181 Harbor Bridge will be the tallest point in South Texas and the longest cable-stay concrete segmental bridge in the United States.


Arctic Work Crews Make Major Adjustments to Their Unique Schedule to Stay Safe During Covid-19

For nine Dyno Nobel Arctic crews, viewing the spectacular Northern Lights is just a part of their normal work environment, as are temperatures reaching -54F with a windchill of -76F and whiteout blizzards.


Fleet Management Dynamics in a Post-Pandemic World

What a difference a few months make! As 2020 opened, heavy civil and other equipment-intensive contractors were looking forward to a strong construction season, with almost all segments of the construction industry pushing full steam ahead. In fact, the biggest challenge most contractors saw on the horizon was that the continuously tightening labor market might make it difficult to staff projects. Even in early March, the tone at CONEXPO and other industry events was one of cautious optimism, with most attendee contractors believing that the disruption caused by the coronavirus would be of limited duration and impact.