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Kurt Lawson joins Mears Group as a senior director of integrity solutions. Lawson has over 25 years of experience in the field of corrosion and materials engineering.

URS Corporation has acquired BP Barber, a privately held civil engineering firm specializing in water and wastewater infrastructure, headquartered in Columbia, SC. The financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Tommy Mazingo, P.E., recently founded Mazingo Engineering Inc. This consulting engineering firm, based in Houston, TX, specializes in civil engineering design and construction management.

The Uni-Bell PVC Pipe Association has launched a new website at www.uni-bell.org to inform the public and stakeholders about its industry and highlight the sustainability, cost-effectiveness and versatility of its products.

Freese and Nichols, a statewide leader of engineering, architecture and environmental services, has announced its acquisition of Nicol & Associates, a Richardson-based provider of comprehensive engineering services to the oil and gas industry.

CertainTeed Corporation, through its parent company Saint-Gobain, is once again sharing top honors for its contributions to protecting the environment through energy efficiency.

Advertisers from the print edition of Underground Construction, June 2011, Vol. 66 No. 6.

Construction software developer HCSS recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the company’s founding at the annual HCSS user’s group meetings in Houston. More than 750 HCSS customers and the company’s 115 employees noted the milestone during the meetings at the Hilton Americas Hotel in downtown Houston.

In January, Michels Corp. hosted a pipe coating research and development demonstration at the company’s headquarters in Brownsville, WI. Michels invited three pipe-coating companies to demonstrate and test the difference and quality between fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) and liquid polymer.

Sanford “Sandy” Brown, 77, passed away at his home in Giddings on Feb. 26. He was a registered Professional Engineer and worked for Dow Chemical, El Paso Products and Flint Engineering and Construction.

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