Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Alpha Corporation Awarded Airport Expansion and Modernization Project in Bogota, Colombia

Alpha Corporation, a Dulles, Virginia-based engineering/construction management firm, has been awarded a contract to provide project management services for the $650 million expansion and modernization of the El Dorado International Airport (renamed El Nuevo Dorado International Airport) in Bogota, Colombia.  This expansion includes demolition of the existing passenger terminal and new construction of a combined domestic and international terminal.  The 160,000-square-meter development will increase the capacity of Colombia’s largest airport to 16 million passengers each year when completed in 2013.  El Nuevo Dorado International Airport is the most important airport in Colombia and serves as the nation's primary international gateway.  The airport is the main hub for Avianca, the flag carrier airline of Colombia and one of the largest airlines in Latin America.

As the project management consultant to the airport concessionaire, Opain, a consortium composed of Colombian construction/engineering firms and the Swiss Flughafen Zürich AG, Alpha will provide planning, design management, project controls, and construction management services.

Alpha Corporation is a consulting firm offering services to a broad spectrum of clients, including government agencies, municipalities, institutions, private enterprises, developers, and contractors.   The firm includes professional engineers, program and construction managers, cost estimators, schedulers, and risk managers.  Our  experience encompasses the realm of project development and delivery: planning, design, construction, commissioning, operations, and maintenance for building, transportation, civil infrastructure, and utility/energy projects.  The firm maintains multiple regional offices in the United States as well as three international offices in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Bogota, Colombia. For more information, visit www.alphacorporation.com

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Manufacturing Professionals to Introduce Cool Careers to the Next Generation

While there has been a significant loss of repetitive manufacturing jobs, workers with engineering and high-tech skills remain in demand and are vital to keeping manufacturing and the economy going. A recent survey conducted by Deloitte, Oracle, and the Manufacturing Institute revealed that more than half of U.S. manufacturers reported significant shortages of “high-skilled workers.” But who will fill these high-skilled jobs when according to The Manufacturing Institute “half of the manufacturing workforce will turn over in the next decade as baby boomers retire?” Who will be there to innovate job-creating products?
Doug Mitchell, development engineer at Ford Motor Company Design and a member of the Rapid Technologies & Additive Manufacturing Community (RTAM) of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, is concerned about the future.
“Not enough engineers are being trained in the United States. That’s one reason work is being outsourced,” he says.
Mitchell believes the shortage may have something to do with the perception that “manufacturing engineering is not considered a glamorous profession like law or medicine.”
He is working to change this by introducing young people to one of manufacturing’s “cool factors”: rapid or additive manufacturing, or the process of using 3D imaging and layered manufacturing to create physical objects. Mitchell should know. His work relies on this process to develop such auto components as instrument panels, grills, and other auto design features.
Outside of the office, he serves as a mentor in the Bright Minds Mentor Program, a program developed by the RTAM Education & Information Exchange Tech Group within SME. In its seventh year, Bright Minds pairs additive manufacturing industry mentors with high school students. This year, the program is being sponsored by the Boeing Company and OBJET Geometries. Bright Minds will take place as a part of SME’s RAPID 2010 and 3D IMAGING Conference and Exposition, May 18-20 at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, Calif.
“Bright Minds is a good opportunity to get an idea of what engineers are doing,” Mitchell says.
Local students from Cypress, Kennedy, El Toro, Tustin and Trabuco Hills high schools will be introduced to prototyping, tooling and additive manufacturing industries as prospective career choices.
“I enjoy seeing the light bulb go on in students as they see some of what can be done with 3D imaging and additive manufacturing,” notes Mitchell. “Last year, we had kids see how the technology can be used to create a physical model of a World of Warcraft figure. They could also see how it can be used on the medical side.”
Beyond Bright Minds, the RAPID 2010 and 3D IMAGING Conference and Exposition also engage young people through the Design for DDM Student Design Competition. DDM is a manufacturing process which relies on building parts from 3D computer-aided design (CAD) files or data often used in rapid manufacturing.
Now through April 6, 2010, Bright Minds students and Bright Minds alumni, as well as entrants from various high schools and universities are invited to submit computer-aided design “inventions” based on the theme of “eco-friendly household products.” Previous competitions have encouraged students to submit innovations based on computer and automotive design.
Winners of this year’s competition will be announced at the RAPID 2010 and 3D IMAGING Conference.
For the more information about the Bright Minds Program, visit www.sme.org/brightminds. For more information about the DDM Design Competition, entry requirements and submission form, please visit www.sme.org/ddmcompetition.

FEA Awarded Austin LEED-EB Consulting Contract

Facility Engineering Associates (FEA) was awarded a contract to provide consulting relative to the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) for Existing Buildings (EB) process by the City of Austin, Texas.  FEA’s work will include guiding the City of Austin through the LEED – EB certification process and performing retro-commissioning for the Austin Convention Center.  The Austin Convention Center began working toward energy efficiency and LEED certification in 2007, and FEA is committed to helping them achieve their goal of LEED Gold certification.


FEA’s team includes several Austin-based firms:

Winterowd Associates, Inc.

Baer Engineering and Environmental Consulting, Inc.

MWM Design Group, Inc.

Encotech Engineering Consulting, Inc.



As cited by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC), “The LEED for Existing Buildings Rating System helps building owners and operators measure operations, improvements, and maintenance on a consistent scale, with the goal of maximizing operational efficiency while minimizing environmental impacts.  LEED for Existing Buildings addresses whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues (including chemical use), recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs, and systems upgrades.”


FEA is a nationally based consulting engineering firm specializing in existing facilities.  Their services provide solutions to help extend the lifecycle of facilities.  FEA has office locations in Washington, DC; Boston, MA; Chicago, IL; Dallas, TX; Denver, CO; and San Francisco, CA.  For more information, visit www.feapc.com

MACTEC Awarded Contract to Provide Construction Management Services for Key Stormwater Project

The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) has retained MACTEC to provide construction management services for a major stormwater project in South Florida. Contract amount is $2.5 million.

SFWMD is a regional governmental agency that oversees the water resources in the southern half of the state, covering 16 counties from Orlando to the Florida Keys and serving a population of 7.5 million residents. Created in 1949, the agency is responsible for managing and protecting water resources of South Florida by balancing and improving water quality, flood control, natural systems and water supply.

According to MACTEC West Palm Beach Office Manager/Principal Scientist Bruce S. Schmitt, MACTEC will also provide construction inspection, materials testing, and verification surveying services for the Lakeside Ranch Stormwater Treatment Area North (STA), located in western Martin and adjacent Okeechobee Counties.

The project (construction costs are approximately $30 million) will encompass 2,700 acres and include a 3-cell STA, distribution/outlet canals and water control structures.  It will also include improvements for the L-64 and L-63 canals, including excavating about 5,000 linear feet of canal below the control water elevation, partial reconstruction of more than 4,000 linear feet of the L-64 canal and replacing the culvert/road crossing at County Road 15B (structure S-667). “The Lakeside Ranch North STA will ultimately provide additional treatment for nutrient laden waters flowing into the Florida Everglades,” said Schmitt.

MACTEC (www.mactec.com), based in Alpharetta, GA, is an engineering and design, environmental, and construction firm focused on four strategic business lines: industrial/commercial, infrastructure (transportation and municipal), energy, and federal. With annual revenues of more than $490 million, MACTEC’s 3,000-plus employees work from over 80 offices nationwide. Florida offices are located in Gainesville, Jacksonville, Miami, Naples, Orlando, Pensacola, Tallahassee, Tampa, and West Palm Beach.

Merrick Expands Civil Engineering Group With New Hires and Promotions

Merrick & Company has expanded its civil engineering group with the addition of two new staff and the promotion of several key team members. Michael Martin P.E., LEED AP, a 10-year employee of Merrick, has been named public sector market leader.  Martin will expand his project management responsibilities and pursue new public sector project opportunities for the firm.

John Holland,P.E., LEED AP, has been named civil discipline leader where he will be responsible for overseeing the technical portion of the civil engineering group’s work.  This will include developing and maintaining standards, software and training, and quality assurance and control.

Scott Jardine, P.E., LEED AP, has been promoted to a civil discipline representative for district engineering and public works.  Troy Kelts PE, was recently hired by Merrick to fill a similar role as a civil discipline representative for the private sector. Aaron Seal, P.E., LEED AP, was recently hired as the Colorado federal civil team leader for Merrick, where he’ll focus on federal projects for the firm.

Merrick & Company, an $85 million engineering, architecture, design-build, surveying, and geospatial solutions firm, serves domestic and international clients in the infrastructure, energy, security, life sciences, and mapping markets.  With a focus on civil infrastructure, the firm’s most recent work includes system-wide upgrades for the Bancroft-Clover Water and Sanitation District, road improvements for a portion of Arapahoe Road between Holly and Colorado Boulevard, and continuing infrastructure work at the RidgeGate master planned development. Additional information about Merrick is located on the firm’s website at www.merrick.com or at the firm’s online newsroom Merrick Newsroom .

Bob Beringer, P.E. Joins JMT

JMT announces that Robert Beringer, P.E. has joined JMT as a vice president in our Sparks, Maryland corporate headquarters. He will be responsible for leading JMT’s Water/Wastewater Division in Sparks as well as overseeing the water/wastewater business practice in all of JMT’s offices.
Robert Beringer’s career in engineering spans nearly four decades in both the private and public sectors.  He served for 27 years as Chief, Bureau of Utilities for Howard County, Maryland, where he was responsible for a staff of more than 130 employees providing water and wastewater service to 70,000 accounts.  His recent private sector experience involves regional leadership in the environmental engineering discipline.
Beringer, a registered Professional Engineer in Maryland and Virginia, received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Connecticut and a Master of Engineering Administration degree from George Washington University.
JMT has been in the field of consulting engineering since 1971 and is headquartered in Maryland with offices in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington D.C. JMT offers planning, engineering, and construction management. Visit us on the web at jmt.com.

Kors Engineering Enhances Production Processes at Metal Forming and Coining Corporation

Kors Engineering, a service provider for manufacturing and industrial organizations, announced the successful deployment at Metal Forming and Coining Corporation (MFC) of an inventory control tool to automate its manufacturing process. The output of machine presses is now automatically segregated into bins of good and occasional bad parts which results in a more accurate inventory of good parts, saving time and resources.


The automated process integrates with SaaS ERP solution Plex Online to sort and track all parts manufactured, eliminating the need for manual input from floor operators. Prior to the adoption of the inventory tool, occasional operator input errors required time consuming and expensive manual inventories to reconcile accurate inventory counts. Automation also eliminated the need to stop automated presses to record output, freeing operators to conduct other activities.


“Keeping an accurate inventory is one of the most important things we can do to ensure our manufacturing processes are as efficient as possible,” said MFC Corporation Materials Manager Holly Noonan. “Prior to automating the reporting function our inventory was inaccurate, requiring us to carry a larger amount of raw materials than we actually needed for production. Now, instead of several people working many hours to perform physical inventories, we merely pull the data from Plex Online.” 


MFC manufactures cold-formed components used in several applications with a strong focus on the powertrain area. They serve many markets, including automotive, industrial, and agricultural with both low- and high-volume programs.


Kors Engineering is a service provider for manufacturing and municipal organizations looking to optimize technology and integrate systems. With expertise in automation, controls, systems integration and energy management, Kors Engineering delivers quantifiable results in cost reductions, time savings, and labor efficiencies. For more information, visit www.korsengineering.com.


Plex Systems, Inc. is the developer of Plex Online, a software as a service (SaaS) solution for the manufacturing enterprise. Founded in 1995, Plex Systems is headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan with customers around the globe. More information is online at www.plex.com.

Belt Collins Completes Single Largest Flood Control Project

The Denver Wastewater’s South Platte River - Globeville Area Project was recently completed after 13 years and three phases by Belt Collins (formerly Love & Associates) to become the single largest flood control project ever undertaken by the City and County of Denver and the Urban Drainage and Flood Control District (UDFCD).

In mid-1995, UDFCD and Denver contracted with Love & Associates, Inc. dba Belt Collins to prepare an updated preliminary design and construction plans for flood control improvements for a 1.5-mile reach of the South Platte River.  Extensive outreach was conducted in the adjacent floodplain communities, and a consensus was reached on what riverine/recreational improvements would most benefit the community.  An extensive flood control improvement project was then undertaken to contain the 22,000 cfs 100-year flood; rehabilitate 7,000 feet of the river’s channel; remove approximately 300 acres of residential, commercial, and industrial lands from the floodplain; and to improve the recreational usage of the corridor while enhancing wetlands and in stream and terrestrial habitats.

“This project,” says David Love, P.E., project manager and principal of Belt Collins, “enhances wetland and riparian areas, creates wildlife refuges, and improves public access to the river while providing flood protection throughout this reach of the river.  Reducing the 100-year floodplain will improve life safety, decrease flood damages, and open surrounding property to development and redevelopment.”

Denver has been working to improve the Globeville area since 1994, when they received an EPA grant to fund investigation into potential remediation solutions for properties blighted from former industrial use.  As development progressed environmentally, Denver Wastewater and UDFCD focused on a plan to mitigate flooding of the South Platte through the low lying neighborhoods. 

The community was invited to provide input for improvements to the area, with over a dozen public meetings held between 1995 and 2005.  In addition to cleaning up the river and providing increased flood protection, a desire for open space and completion of the Platte River Greenway Trail between Denver and Adams County was voiced by local citizens.  All these improvements would naturally encourage investment in the area through economic development.

The first two phases of the project stabilized bank erosion and protected bridge abutments from toe scouring.  Improvements were made to the trail system and jetties were constructed for in-stream habitat improvement.  Riprap was imported in order to “train” the river to make bends, and boulders were placed to create places for fish to hide.  Love and his team of engineers worked closely with CDOT, who was improving I-70 over the river at the same time. 

The final phase was estimated to cost as much as the first two phases together.  Upon completion of this phase, the river’s conveyance capacity was increased by lowering the riverbed approximately eight feet.  This required reconstruction of  a railroad bridge and suspended 36-inch gray water pipeline that crosses the river just downstream of the Franklin Street bridge.  Belt Collins also designed a modification to the existing diversion dam that directs the river flow into the Farmers Reservoir and Irrigation Company’s Burlington Ditch and constructed a new, more natural, dam upstream of Franklin Street with a new approach channel to the ditch’s headgates incorporating a fish ladder. 

This project was completed with a construction cost of approximately $25 million and represents state-of-art water resource engineering. With the completion of this project, the South Platte River corridor through north Denver now provides the community with an enhanced recreational experience, improved aquatic, terrestrial and riparian habitats and environmental sustainability.

In addition to its U.S. offices in Honolulu, Seattle, Boulder, and Louisville, Belt Collins has offices in Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Singapore, Bangkok, Bali, Guam, and Manila. Founded in Honolulu in 1953, Belt Collins has grown from a staff of two to over 500 professional and support staff. Services provided include planning, civil and sanitary engineering, landscape architecture, environmental consulting, interpretive planning, GIS and graphic design. Belt Collins is best known for its low impact development experience, parks design, and pubic works.   For more information contact Nancy Love at (303) 442-4588, nlove@beltcollins.com, or visit the firm’s web site at www.beltcollins.com/locations/boulder.

Wright-Pierce Expands Portland and Providence Offices; Established Engineers Join Water and Wastewater Groups

Wright-Pierce announces the arrival of two well-established environmental engineers to the company. Bryan Weiner, P.E. has joined the ProvidenceRI office, where he will lead project teams in the Water and Wastewater Practice Groups. Donald Song, P.E. recently joined the Wastewater Practice Group at the firm's PortlandME office.


Weiner has extensive experience in the planning, design, permitting,and construction management of municipal and institutional water and wastewater infrastructure projects. He has worked with clients in both the public and private sectors and will play an instrumental role in developing and managing the firm's southern Massachusetts and Rhode Island work. Song has more than 15 years experience in the planning, design, permitting, and construction of industrial and municipal wastewater infrastructure projects.


Wright-Pierce is an engineering firm specializing in water, wastewater, and infrastructure services. Wright-Pierce has LEED Accredited Professionals in architecture, engineering, landscape architecture, and stormwater management and is a member of the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). Founded in 1947, Wright-Pierce is employee-owned and has a staff of approximately 160 engineers and support professionals located in nine offices throughout New England.

Orange County Engineers Receive International Engineering Award for Groundwater Replenishment System

A team of engineers affiliated with Orange County, California’s Groundwater Replenishment (GWR) System, the world’s largest water recycling facility of its kind, were honored with the 2009 Säid Khoury Award for Engineering Construction Excellence. The international award was presented in Kuwait at the General Assembly of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations.

The award recognizes an engineer or team of engineers for their noteworthy contribution to the development, planning, construction, and implementation of drinking water, water management, water storage, or water treatment infrastructure. Honored were Orange County Water District (OCWD) Director Denis Bilodeau, P.E.; OCWD General Manager Mike Markus; Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) Director of Engineering Jim Herberg; and Richard Corneille, P.E., from the engineering firm CDM. The team was nominated by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

“Over a decade in development, the elected leaders of OCWD and OCSD were visionary in their pursuit of the project and their understanding of water reuse and its potential as a new water resource,” stated George Tchobanoglous, professor emeritus of civil and environmental engineering at the University of CaliforniaDavis. “The System has had a worldwide impact technically and socially in making indirect potable reuse a reality as a reliable, environmentally friendly and cost-effective supplemental source of water.”

The GWR System, a joint project of OCWD and OCSD, is a state-of-the-art water recycling facility that became fully operational in January 2008. The GWR System is the world’s largest advanced water purification facility of its kind, serving as a model for global water recycling projects. It takes highly treated sewer water and purifies it through a three-step process that includes microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light (UV) with hydrogen peroxide, resulting in near-distilled quality water. The facility produces enough new water to meet the needs of 500,000 people.

“The GWR System is truly groundbreaking in its uniqueness, and is the world’s largest water purification reuse project,” said Robert Bein, P.E., chairman emeritus of RBF Consulting and president emeritus of the American Society of Civil Engineers. “The unprecedented system has already gained worldwide notoriety for its creative use of state-of-the-art technology to help solve the critical water needs of Southern California.”

Among its awards, the GWR System has been honored with the prestigious Stockholm Industry Water Award and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award.

For more information about the Groundwater Replenishment System, visit www.gwrsystem.com.

    Orange County Water District (OCWD) manages the large groundwater basin that underlies north-central Orange County that provides most of the water for more than 2.3 million citizens. OCWD is a special district established by the California State Legislature in 1933 and governed by a 10-member board of directors. Separate from the County of Orange, OCWD supplies water to residents in the cities of AnaheimBuena ParkCosta MesaCypressFountain ValleyFullertonGarden GroveHuntington BeachIrvine,La Palma, Los Alamitos, Newport BeachOrangePlacentiaSanta AnaSeal BeachStantonTustin, Villa Park, Westminster and Yorba Linda. Go to www.ocwd.com for information.

   The Orange County Sanitation District is a public agency responsible for safely collecting and treating wastewater (sewage) for 2.5 million people. OCSD beneficially reuses and recycles the treated wastewater and other resources resulting from the treatment process. It is a special district established by the California State Legislature and governed by a 25-member board of directors. The directors are comprised of elected representatives for each of the sewer agencies or cities within OCSD’s 471-square mile service area. Go to www.ocsd.com for information.

Village of Itasca Breaks Ground on New Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Village of Itasca, Illinois recently broke ground on a new wastewater treatment plant. Designed by Baxter & Woodman, Inc., Consulting Engineers and constructed by Williams Brothers Construction, this project will boost the local economy, create hundreds of new jobs, and take approximately two years to complete.

Once completed, the plant will increase the Village’s wastewater treatment capacity from 2.65 to 4.0 million gallons per day.  This $35 million dollar project includes construction of a completely new treatment plant and demolition of the existing treatment plant. The improvements are needed to accommodate residential, commercial, and industrial growth in the village.

Baxter & Woodman worked closely with the village to identify the funding necessary for these improvements. The project is funded in part by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Water Pollution Control Loan Program, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Program, and the issuance of bonds under the Buy American Program. The village will borrow $20 million from the IEPA programs but will pay back only $15 million.  Under the ARRA program, $5 million of the $20 million debt will be forgiven.  This means Itasca will pay back just $15 million at 0% over the next 20 years.

Strategic planning and a common goal to improve and protect local water quality allowed this project to come to fruition.  Baxter & Woodman worked with village officials and staff to gain consensus from various stakeholders including the Conservation Foundation, Sierra Club, Prairie Rivers Network, Salt Creek Watershed Network, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.

Baxter & Woodman is an employee-owned design firm that provides planning, design, construction, and technology services for water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation facilities for municipalities, counties, and state agencies. Environmental, geographic information systems (GIS), water and wastewater operations, and advanced technology needs complement the firm’s civil engineering expertise. Clients are served from nine regional offices in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

Barr Engineering Company Named 2009 “Best Environmental Services Firm to Work for” in the Nation

Environmental Business Journal and CE News have named Minneapolis-based Barr Engineering Company the top environmental services firm to work for in the United States. In the same competition, Barr was ranked 13th among civil engineering firms to work for by CE News. Barr also placed second in the “large firms” category for civil engineering companies with more than 400 employees.
The journals based their rankings on the determinations of a panel of independent judges and the results of employee surveys. The judges and employees evaluated the firm’s management, reputation, work climate, professional development opportunities, and compensation and benefits package. One of this year’s judges said he rated Barr first because of “its longevity and proven track record of success, higher sharing of profits with all employees, and the highest percentage of revenues spent on training and development.”
Management consulting and research firm ZweigWhite, in collaboration with publisher Stagnito Media, runs the competition.
Barr Engineering Company is a consulting firm providing engineering and environmental services to public and private clients who develop, manage, and restore natural resources. Barr has a staff of more than 450 with offices in Minneapolis, Duluth, and Hibbing, Minnesota; Bismarck, North Dakota; Ann Arbor, Michigan; and Jefferson City, Missouri.

RETTEW Welcomes Senior Transportation Engineer

RETTEW, a design firm providing engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning, and surveying services, recently welcomed Jason Snyder, PE, as senior engineer in the firm’s transportation group. “Jason’s breadth of experience in highway improvement projects broadens RETTEW’s ability to provide PennDOT and the Turnpike with services that support improving Pennsylvania’s critical transportation infrastructure,” says Mark Lauriello, PE, president, RETTEW. 


As senior transportation engineer, Snyder manages projects within the firm’s highway group, developing and managing project scopes, budgets, and schedules and ensuring exceptional project delivery and client satisfaction. He is also involved in business development and identifying growth opportunities relating to the firm’s  transportation engineering services.


With 15 years of experience designing highway and transportation facilities, Snyder has worked on numerous transportation studies and highway improvement projects for the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, including the Dauphin Bypass (U.S. Route 22/322) project in Dauphin County and the Lewistown Bypass (U.S. Route 22/522) project in Mifflin County. His experience also includes civil/municipal engineering; he has worked with municipalities, the United States Department of Defense. and private-sector businesses.


Snyder has a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Lafayette College and is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania and Maryland. Additionally, he is Level II certified in highway design from the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) and a certified sewage enforcement operator in Pennsylvania.


RETTEW provides engineering, transportation, environmental consulting, planning, surveying, and related consulting services to a broad range of clients in the mid-Atlantic region. Beginning in 1969 as a single-person office, today RETTEW has more than 200 employees. Offices are located in Bethlehem, Camp Hill, Chambersburg, Lancaster, and Schuylkill Haven, PA and Liberty and Margaretville, NY. For more information on any of RETTEW’s services, call 800-RETTEW-5 or e-mail rettew@rettew.com.

JJG Strengthens its North Carolina Capabilities With New Triangle Area Office

The 475-person engineering, planning, and consulting services firm of Jordan, Jones & Goulding (JJG) recently opened a second office in North Carolina to provide the Triangle area and all of eastern NC with access to the company’s water, land, and transportation services.

JJG’s comprehensive service offerings provide communities with an established and multifaceted set of resources to address client needs spanning water, water resources, stormwater, and infrastructure concerns to transportation, parks, trails, and community planning. “Our new Cary office is an important component of our strategic regional expansion to better serve the needs of area clients and communities,” says Don Allen, president and CEO of JJG.

JJG has experienced continued success and growth in North Carolina and currently services clients from the company’s office in Charlotte. The second office allows JJG to provide additional resources and capabilities to government and industry entities seeking wide-ranging, single-source services.

The firm recently hired senior professional engineer John Maynard, Jr., P.E. to lead the office and further support JJG’s presence in the region. Maynard joins Howard Kimbrell and another recent senior hire F. Ross Stroud, P.E. Together, they will guide the Cary office staff in leveraging the full-service resources of JJG.

As office manager, Mr. Maynard brings more than 36 years of industry experience, almost exclusively with public and private sector clients in the state of North Carolina. In his new position he will be responsible for overall client and project management activities, business development, regional client relationship management and the tactical operations of the office.

Mr. Maynard offers extensive experience in the planning, design, and project administration for major surface and subsurface water supply, treatment, and distribution systems including elevated storage tanks, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, and large capacity water and wastewater pumping stations.

F. Ross Stroud, recently appointed senior process engineer for the new office, will assist in organizing processes and teams, oversee the planning and execution of client projects and serve as a senior subject matter expert. Stroud’s experience includes more than 30 years in the management, evaluation, planning, design, and construction of major wastewater projects including advanced tertiary treatment facilities involving biological nutrient removal, collection systems and pumping stations.

The new JJG office is located in the Centre Green office park located just off of Weston Parkway and a short distance from the Raleigh-Durham International Airport. For more information or to contact the JJG Cary office please call 919-678-8032.

    Headquartered in Norcross, Georgia, JJG provides solutions for water, land, and transportation through 18 offices across the U.S. For more information visit www.jjg.com or call 7704558555.

Reavely Engineers + Associates Receives National Recognition

At the 17th Annual Conference of the National Council of Structural Engineers Associations held in Scottsdale, Arizona, Reaveley Engineers + Associates was recognized for the structural design of the Utah State Capitol Seismic Upgrade and Renovation.  The Capitol project was named as a finalist in the Other Structures category.  This award program recognizes projects from all across the country for creative achievement and innovation in structural engineering.  Reaveley Engineers + Associates is a full service structural engineering firm based in Salt Lake City, Utah and has over 37 years of experience providing structural engineering for many of the region’s most prestigious and significant structures.