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Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association and Reed Construction Data Create Strategic Alliance

Norcross, GA (PRWEB) March 17, 2014

Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association and Reed Construction Data have signed an agreement to share information, improve the distribution of bid information outside the province and create new economic value benefiting members.

NLCA values collaboration; however, we partner selectively and only when there are clear benefits to our membership, said Rhonda Neary, President and CEO, NLCA. Our board carefully assessed the Reed opportunity, and we believe its a great fit logically, strategically and culturally, now and for the future.

The NLCA is a first rate organization. Its leadership, board and staff set very high standards for themselves and their service to their members and the Atlantic construction industry, added Mark Casaletto, General Manager and Vice President, Reed Construction Data Canada. Reed is delighted to be partnered with the NLCA.

The alliance exchanges proprietary information between the organizations and creates new economic value from content available within NLCAs electronic plan room. Specifically, the alliance allows NLCA to better serve and inform its members. Also, building product manufacturers across North America will now have greater visibility into the specifications history and opportunities within Newfoundlands $ 9 billion non-residential construction industry.

The alliance with Reed gives us access to valuable and hard-to-get economic and industry intelligence, said Kevin McEvoy, Chair of NLCA. The new economic value created funds key events directly for our members.

Newfoundlands economic and construction fundamentals are among Canadas best. Relatively, the province outperforms most other regions, said Craig Roberts, Senior Director at Reed Construction Data. Partnering with NLCA provides our customers across North America unparalleled intelligence and data on this important construction market.

The partners have ratified a multi-year legal agreement and are currently implementing its functional aspects.

About NLCA

The Newfoundland and Labrador Construction Association (NLCA) is an incorporated not-for-profit association of contractors, builders, and suppliers primarily engaged in the construction industry throughout the province. NLCA’s members have representatives of all aspects of the construction industry (including all sectors) as well as architectural and engineering firms. To learn more about NLCA, visit http://www.nlca.ca.

About Reed Construction Data

Reed Construction Data, a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed provides actionable insight to construction professionals through a diverse portfolio of innovative products and services, including national, regional and local construction project data, accurate and reliable construction cost data, effective marketing solutions and dynamic market intelligence. To learn more about Reed, visit reedconstructiondata.com.

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Leading Infrastructure Firm Announces Winners of Strategic Project of the Year Award

Washington, D.C. (PRWEB) November 01, 2013

The nations leading strategic infrastructure firm CG/LA Infrastructure today announced the winners of its coveted Project of the Year award as voted upon by infrastructure industry insiders.

These transformative infrastructure investments are critical to our economic security and worldwide competitiveness, CG/LA Infrastructure President and CEO Norman F. Anderson said. The Project of the Year awards honor the innovative construction initiatives and the visionaries who are leading them that will help to shape the North American economic landscape into a global powerhouse for the future.

Project of the Year awards are given in five categories covering strategy, financing, engineering, job creation and the environment. All projects have specific business opportunities to be realized in the next three to 18 months.

The winners announced at the 5th Annual North American Strategic Infrastructure Leadership Forum at the historic Mayflower Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C. are as follows:

The $ 8.2 billion East Side Access project in New York and the $ 1.5 billion Louisiana International Gulf Transfer Terminal (LIGTT) tied for the Strategic Project of the Year for their potential to generate a historic leap in a country or region’s productivity and/or competitiveness.

The East Side Access project will connect the Long Island Rail Road’s (LIRR) Main and Port Washington lines in Queens to a new LIRR terminal beneath Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan. The new connection will increase the LIRR’s capacity into Manhattan, and dramatically shorten travel time for Long Island and eastern Queens commuters traveling to the east side of Manhattan.

LIGTT is envisioned to be transshipment and logistics hub-and-spoke system for containerized cargo. A purpose of the hub-and-spoke system is to effectively address emerging challenges resulting from fundamental changes in the international container shipping industry. The centerpiece of the system is a deep-water cargo container transfer terminal to be located on 250 acres (101.17 hectares) of state-owned property south of River Mile 0 of the Mississippi River.

The $ 1.4 billion Cotton Belt Rail Line connecting Dallas and Fort Worth is the Finance Project of the Year that establishes and/or most extends an innovative finance model, moving closer to more efficient and faster infrastructure investment.

The 62-mile commuter rail project will link the northeast Dallas suburbs to downtown Fort Worth including a stop near the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and beyond into Tarrant County and ending in Plano.

The $ 5 billion New Bridge over the St. Lawrence River in Quebec is the Engineering Project of the Year that extends or demonstrates the region’s technical engineering capacity, especially including innovative design and creative problem-solving.

The Canadian government is building a new bridge corridor to replace the existing Champlain Bridge in Montreal. It will span the St. Lawrence River to connect the Island of Montreal to the South Shore. This is the busiest crossing in Canada for cars, trucks and buses, and is vital to the regional and national economies.

The $ 2 Billion Detroit River International Crossing has been named the Job/Opportunity Creation Project of the Year that will create the greatest number of jobs and/or businesses over the lifetime of the project.

The Detroit River International Crossing will be a six-lane bridge between Windsor, Ontario and Detroit that will provide new border crossing capacity to meet the increased international trade and travel demand over the long term, while simultaneously improving the regional connectivity of people and goods.

The project will be procured as a public-private partnership and will include an 850-meter main span, customs plazas on both sides of the border, and major interchanges in Michigan.

The Rialto Water Services Infrastructure Improvement Plan is the New Infrastructure Project of the Year that makes the greatest difference in the region’s green agenda, from solar, wind and geothermal to energy efficiency and technology applications.

The city of Rialto and Rialto Water Services (RWS) are using a public-private concession model one rarely seen in the United States to strengthen the city’s financial position and improve infrastructure services. As part of that concession, RWS hired Veolia Water North America, a Veolia Water subsidiary, to manage the city’s water and wastewater systems.

The financing mode is highly original, as the city of Rialto has received $ 35 million in an upfront cash payment and secured $ 41 million in funding for future water and wastewater system improvements through a concession contract signed with RWS, a special purpose company established by Table Rock Capital and an Ullico affiliate.

Project of the Year award winners were selected among the Strategic Top 100 North American Infrastructure Projects, valued at $ 435 billion. The 5th North American Strategic Leadership Forum is designed to double the level of infrastructure investment in North America, and dramatically improve the quality and productivity of that investment.

These are examples of ambitious and forward-looking projects that will ensure North America is modernizing its infrastructure to position itself as a world-class system that is the envy of the world, said Doug Eberhard, Senior Director of Infrastructure Development for Autodesk, sponsor of the 2013 North American Project of the Year awards. They are the investments that will put hundreds of thousands of people back to work and are critical to the health and continued economic growth of this country.


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The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation Appoints Vice President of Strategic Partnerships

Bethesda, MD (PRWEB) August 22, 2013

The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation announced the appointment of Michael Wood as Vice President of Strategic Partnerships. Wood, who comes to the Institute from United Way Worldwide, will oversee the management and cultivation of the Institutes strategic partnerships with an already wide variety of organizations.

The addition of Mike to our senior management team will enable the Institute to further leverage our partnerships with nationally networked organizations, said The Harwood Institutes Founder and President Rich Harwood. Mike is a seasoned and trusted executive with an extraordinary track record of delivering results. He possesses a deep understanding of the Institutes work and is uniquely qualified to drive our strategic direction with organizations creating meaningful change in communities across the country.

Wood joins the Institute at a time of exceptional growth and reach: The Institute has formed alliances with major nonprofits ranging from the American Library Association and United Way Worldwide to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Such groups have long collaborated with The Harwood Institute and adopted its practices. The Institute, based in Bethesda, Md., teaches and coaches people and organizations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together.

Before coming to The Harwood Institute, Wood was Director of U.S. Network Engagement for United Way Worldwide, where he was responsible for overseeing the execution of the organizations relationship development strategy for its vast U.S. network of 1,200 local United Ways. He previously worked for The Harwood Institute managing projects and serving as the Institutes communications director. He also worked as an associate for the Kettering Foundation, was a consultant for non-governmental organizations and was involved in community and political organizing.

Wood holds two bachelors degrees from West Virginia University and a masters degree in political management from The George Washington University. Wood was also a Harry S Truman Scholar, one of 20 annual members of USA Todays Collegiate All-Academic First Team and Rhodes Scholar semi-finalist.

During my seven years at United Way, I had the good fortune of seeing from a different perspective how effective The Harwood Institutes content, tools and support can be in helping community-based organizations build credibility, align internally and externally and achieve greater impact, Wood said. I am extremely excited about working with organizations across the country to figure out how we can work together in creating more results for our communities.

For more information about The Harwood Institute, please visit the web site.

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