Seeking growth domestically and beyond, Twining is bringing its world-class testing and verification services to clients in many segments of construction.

By Eric Slack

Twining has been setting standards since it was founded in 1898. From its origins as a company focused on agricultural soil testing, Twining is today a leading provider of materials testing and verification of code compliance services.

Twining has more than 200 cross-certified field personnel, a panel of nationally recognized experts who are authorities regarding their respective construction materials, and a network of sophisticated laboratories throughout California. It employs materials engineers and experts who understand construction materials and their application in the field, which allows the company to not only perform on projects with clients but to also work with regulatory agencies to play a role in improving existing regulations.

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Miller Bros ODOT 2Miller Bros. Const., Inc. and the Ohio Department of Transportation are hard at work on making enhancements to I-75.

By Eric Slack

In an age when infrastructure improvements are more important than ever, the reconstruction of I-75 in Ohio is a significant undertaking. Projects are taking place to improve the roadway in many parts of the state. This includes the Wood and Hancock County I-75 widening project, designed to create a safer highway for Ohio citizens and the traveling public.

Two of the key parties involved in this ongoing effort are the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) and Miller Bros. Const., Inc. (MBC). ODOT is a state department responsible for planning, constructing and maintaining all state and federal routes in Ohio.


E.J. Smith ConstructionE.J. Smith Construction Co. is making its name known throughout Dallas as a quality contractor. 

By Chris Petersen

The name of Emmitt Smith already carries a lot of weight in and around Dallas, having won three Super Bowl rings and entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame as a running back for the city’s beloved Cowboys. But in recent years, Smith’s name has gained notoriety in the construction world as well as one of the principal owners of E.J. Smith Construction Co. LLC. President and CEO Eugene Walker says the company has spent the last several years building a strong reputation in the Dallas construction market along with some high-profile projects throughout the city and surrounding area.

Walker, the majority owner of the company as well as president and CEO, says the company was established in 2010 with Smith as a partner. E.J. Smith Construction started its first project in early 2011, and since then the company has positioned itself in two main sectors of the industry – infrastructure heavy/ highway and civil construction, and commercial building construction.

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PCL Construction maintains high quality standards while working on the Lake Barkley Bridge project in Western Kentucky. 

By Stephanie Crets

Employee-owned PCL Construction is involved with more than 700 projects at any given time across North America, the Caribbean and Australia. The company works in the civil infrastructure, heavy industrial and building construction markets, where its projects include offices, condominiums, retail outlets, hotels and resorts, educational and healthcare facilities, water treatment facilities and bridges.

Founded in 1906, PCL is the sixth-largest contracting organization in the United States and the largest in Canada, weathering every storm in the industry thanks to its diverse market reach. It is also ranked as a Top Green Contractor by Engineering News-Record magazine and has been recognized as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in Fortune magazine for 10 consecutive years.

IMG 0060The Conti Group is building a portion of a major Fayetteville, N.C., expressway project.

By Bob Rakow

The Fayetteville Outer Loop is an extensive, multi-year transportation project designed to improve traffic flow in North Carolina’s sixth-largest city, which is home to Fort Bragg, one of the U.S. Army’s largest installations.

The primary goal of the ambitious roadway construction project is to relieve traffic congestion in the city and spur economic growth. “There is no easy entry into Fayetteville,” says Jason Salisbury, resident engineer for the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). Construction of the interstate-grade bypass around the western side of Fayetteville will eliminate that problem, he says.

Project of the Year New Hempstead Road 11 copyAfter more than four decades of operation, Montesano Bros. is known as a leading New York construction company that operates in a variety of markets.

By Eric Slack

Based in New Rochelle, N.Y., Montesano Bros. has spent more than 40 years showcasing its experience, performance quality and skilled workforce on a vast array of construction projects. Founded in the early 1970s by Frank and Pasqual Montesano, the company was incorporated as Montesano Bros. in 1975 and is now a vertically integrated construction company with diverse capabilities. 

Front SignKeller Canada’s equipment fleet enables the company to remain a leading provider of piling and geotechnical solutions.

By Jim Harris

Keller Canada is renowned across its home country for its ability to take on any project that requires piling or extensive ground engineering solutions. The company is often called upon to design and self-perform jobs ranging in size and complexity from single-pile projects that take less than a day to multi-year projects involving thousands of piles with multiple pile types and technologies.

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Mott MacDonald’s tunnel practice will remain a major presence in North America following the split of the more than 20-year-old joint venture of Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM).

By Jim Harris

Formed in 1996 as a joint venture between two veteran international engineering and infrastructure specialists, HMM grew into one of North America’s leading infrastructure engineering firms.

In the first quarter of 2016, the U.S. operations of the HMM joint venture, and its Oil and Gas operation in the U.S. and Canada, will do business as Mott MacDonald. This adds 2,000 additional staff and 61 offices to Mott MacDonald’s current North American operations.

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