Posts Tagged ‘engineering’

Problems with paint, birds delay bridge project completion

COLUMBUS — It will likely be the end of September before the city can officially close out the Old Highway 82 bridge restoration project due to two factors — issues with the primer used in the painting process and a flock of protected migratory barn swallows who have made the construction site their temporary home. […] [...]

Ridgeland’s Terracon is country’s largest geotechnical engineering firm

In 2009 Ridgeland-based Aquaterra Engineering, derived from Ware Lind Engineers, the first geotechnical engineering firm in Mississippi, had offices in five Southeastern states. The company decided to grow even larger by merging with Terracon Consultants Inc., a firm that is now the largest geotechnical engineering firm in the country with more than 3,000 employees and […] [...]

Neel-Schaffer welcomes Keith Boteler

by Published: July 19,2013

Tags: engineering, Keith Boteler, Neel-Schaffer Inc.

  Neel-Schaffer Inc. has added Keith Boteler to its transportation group located in Jackson. Boteler recently retired after 25 years of service to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT). While at MDOT, he was responsible for all IT/CADD related planning, development, implementation, and support for the Roadway Design Division. Boteler received his bachelor degree in […] [...]

Justin Jones earns Corps of Engineers license

  Justin Jones of the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, recently obtained his professional civil engineer license. Jones is a native of Vicksburg, and earned his bachelor of science Degree in civil and environmental engineering from Mississippi State University. He recently returned from a deployment in Afghanistan.   [...]

Collins Simpson, Will Pentecost earn engineering certifications

    Collins Simpson and Will Pentecost of Waggoner Engineering have become licensed professional engineers in the state of Mississippi. Simpson joined Waggoner in 2011 as an engineering intern and has worked on several projects with the firm thus far, including Starlanding Road, multiple state aid projects and the Short Fork Wastewater Treatment facility site […] [...]

Pickering Firm names owners

by Published: July 5,2013

Tags: engineering, Mike Foster, Pickering Firm

Pickering Firm Inc. has named new principal and associate principal owners. The new principal owners are Mike Foster, PE, Rick Ferguson, PE, and Dan Townsend, PE. Foster, senior civil Engineer, Hernando office, is a graduate of Arkansas State University and has 21 years of experience. Ferguson, senior bridge engineer, Flowood office, is a graduate of […] [...]

ERDC to furlough more than 1,000 workers due to federal sequester

VICKSBURG — About 1,050 employees at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center in Vicksburg and three other locations expect to be furloughed one day a week beginning July 8 through Sept. 30. “Approximately 60 percent of the ERDC workforce is subject to furlough,” ERDC assistant director Alice Duke said in an email to […] [...]

Scientist stumbles on to sweet deal for Coast Guard boats

VICKSBURG — A fleet of seven new vessels has arrived at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg, providing an upgraded capability for fresh and salt water studies by the facility’s scientists and engineers. Led by the efforts of William Butler, a physical scientist in ERDC’s Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory, the […] [...]

Army ERDC adds Dennis Beers

The U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) in Vicksburg has selected Dennis J. Beers as chief of contracting. Prior to joining ERDC, Beers was director of contracting for the Mission and Installation Contracting Command at Fort Bliss, Texas. In addition to his tenure at Fort Bliss, Beers has also served as a professor […] [...]

Corps closing floodgate as rivers rise

MISSISSIPPI DELTA — A Mississippi floodgate is closing again because water levels are rising on the Mississippi and Yazoo rivers. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is closing the Steele Bayou floodgate north of Vicksburg after opening it May 29. Corps officials expect the gate to stay closed two to three weeks, if no rain […] [...]

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