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Air Force Awards 11 Spots on $300M West Region Design, Construction Services IDIQ

Eleven companies have won spots on a five-year, $300 million contract for design, construction and engineering services to the U.S. Air Force. The Defense Department said Wednesday contractors will vie for task orders to design,  build, repair, renovate or restore Air Force facilities and infrastructure within the West region using a wide range …

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Oracle to Open Design, Engineering Specialized High School at Company HQ

TYSONS CORNER, VA, Aug. 16, 2016 — Oracle (NYSE: ORCL) will build a high school specializing in design and engineering fields at its headquarters in California in efforts to develop the future workforce, GovCon Executive reported Monday. ABC7 News reported Friday that the planned Design Tech High School is scheduled to open …

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Turner Secures Potential $114M Navy Contract for Naval Academy Building Construction

Turner Construction has landed a potential three-year, $114 million contract from the U.S. Navy for the construction of the U.S. Naval Academy cyber security studies academic building. The company will design and build classrooms, teaching and research laboratories, lecture halls, offices, multipurpose spaces, a loading dock, an observatory and a testing tank …

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The Telegraph: BAE Secures $290M in UK Nuclear Submarine Prototyping Funds

BAE Systems has received an additional $290 million in contract funds to continue work on a replacement platform for the U.K.’s Vanguard-class nuclear ballistic missile submarines, The Telegraph reported Monday. Alan Tovey writes BAE will use the money to build Successor-class submarine layouts, systems and prototypes for the British navy. The U.K. has invested more than …

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Huntington Ingalls Awarded $200M for Navy Ship Materials Procurement, Engineering Services

The U.S. Navy has awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE: HII) a potential $200 million contract to buy long-lead time materials for the construction of a 12th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock. The cost-plus-fixed-fee contract will run through April 2022 and also covers design and engineering work on the amphibious warship, the Defense Department …

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State Dept Selects 6 on Overseas Facility Design, Engineering IDIQ

Six companies have secured final spots on a contract of an undisclosed value to support the State Department‘s architecture and engineering projects across the globe. The agency said Wednesday contractors will work with its Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations to plan, build and renovate U.S. mission facilities globally. A total …

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Woolpert to Update Design of Schools for Military Children; David Ziegman Comments

Woolpert will continue its design and professional services for the Department of Defense Education Activity program under a new $10 million contract to support the 21st Century Education Initiative. The company said Thursday it will help the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Norfolk District and DoDEA Design Center renovate the primary and secondary schools for children of U.S. military …

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Jacobs Engineering to Help NASA Design Asteroid Capture Tech

Jacobs Engineering Group (NYSE: JEC) has won a contract of an undisclosed value to design a technology for NASA‘s planned asteroid capture-and-study mission. The project’s goal is to develop a system that would tow an asteroid as heavy as 1, 000 metric tons and as wide as 10 meters, Jacobs …

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Lynelle Cameron: New Autodesk Venture to Back Cause-Based Design Orgs

Autodesk (NASDAQ: ADSK) has launched a philanthropic venture to invest in design-focused nonprofit groups that work to address social issues in education, healthcare, transportation and energy management. The Autodesk Foundation will offer financial, software and training support to groups through its Impact Design Program, the company said Tuesday. Lynelle Cameron, Autodesk …

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Brian Brader Takes Architect Role at Woolpert; Dave Rickard Comments

Brian Brader, a three-decade architecture veteran, has joined Woolpert as an architect and will work at the engineering and design services provider’s office in Charlotte, N.C. He is a registered architect and his background includes design and project management roles in the healthcare, forensic, pharmaceutical, research and academic sectors, Woolpert said …

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