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Parsons Brinkerhoff, 4200 Cypress St. W, has received the Grand Award in the 1994 Engineering Excellence Awards program sponsored by the Florida Institute of Consulting Engineers in Tallahassee. Parsons Brinkerhoff's entry was the Bayside Bridge over Old Tampa Bay.


Design Decisions Inc., 3416 W Swann Ave., Tampa, has been retained by the Greater Tampa Association of Realtors to assist in the renovation of its 16,000-square-foot commercial office on Kennedy Boulevard.



Tampa Bay Engineering Inc., 18167 U.S. 19 N, Suite 550, Clearwater, and Phil Graham & Co. Landscape Architects, 436 Second Ave. N, St. Petersburg, have been commissioned by the Florida Department of Transportation to produce a handbook and video, "The Florida Highway Landscape and Safety Guide," which will coordinate the standards of Florida Department of Transportation highway beautification. Phil Graham & Co. also announces that it has been commissioned to provide a master landscape plan for the parks and public spaces of the city of Belleair Beach and to provide master landscape redevelopment plans for the PSCU Services Center Inc. corporate headquarters expansion in Carillon.


Residential Mortgage Services Inc. of Broward County has opened a Tampa office. The full-service mortgage lender operates 12 offices in Florida, Georgia and Texas.

Arnold Associates, 121 N Osceola Ave., Clearwater, has announced the following lease transactions:

ISM Corp. leased 3,428 square feet in the NationsBank building in Clearwater; National Mortgage Investment leased 2,200 square feet at the Rubin ICOT Center in Clearwater; Itron of Spokane, Wash., leased 4,773 square feet in the Rubin ICOT Center.

The Elmer J. Krauss Organization, Realtors, 3030 N Rocky Point Drive W, Suite 560, Tampa, has announced the following lease transactions: Swim N' Fun Spas, 11129 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa, 3,592 square feet; Med Rehab Inc., 4567 138th Ave., Clearwater, 3,000 square feet; G.E. Walker, 5120 Le Tourneau Center, Tampa, 21,250 square feet.

bbre/Eshenbaugh Commercial Services Inc., 1230 S Myrtle Ave., Suite 405, Clearwater, a commercial real estate brokerage firm, has announced the sale of an 18,000-square-feet warehouse in Pinellas Park for $305,800. The seller was Brady Plywood Corp. and the buyer was Paul E. Wilder, trustee.


JADE Tech Inc., 3064 Cascade Drive, Clearwater, has been awarded a contract by the Florida Department of Transportation to provide computer software development and maintenance support services. The project includes support for application and system software development as well as conversion of existing computer programs and data bases from the English system of measurements to the metric system.


St. Petersburg Job Service Employment Council has been selected as the outstanding job employment council in the Southeast for 1993 by the Department of Labor and Employment Security in Tallahassee.

News of Florida companies may be sent to Piper Jones, Business News Department, The Times, P.O. Box 1121, St. Petersburg, FL 33731.