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Preus gains license

Oliver Preus, ASLA, project manager with Christian Preus Landscape Architecture, PLLC, has passed all licensure exams administered by the Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards, making him a Professional Landscape Architect in Mississippi. Preus is a 2006 graduate of Cleveland High School, and obtained his Bachelor of Landscape Architecture degree from Mississippi State University and his Master of Community Planning ...

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Philip Hite named chief of budget

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District recently announced the selection of Philip Hite as chief of the budget, manpower, and management branch of the Resource Management Office. Hite will be responsible for preparing, coordinating and developing budgetary data used in financial schedule estimates for the District’s current year and budget year civil works programs. In addition, he ...

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Tom Henderson certified

Tom Henderson, PE, CM, Neel-Schaffer Inc.’s aviation discipline leader, is now a Certified Member of the American Association of Airport Executives. The certification will help Henderson and Neel-Schaffer provide better planning, engineering, and construction services for their airport clients across Mississippi and the Southeast. The exam covered four modules that are essential to the operation of all airports: Finance and ...

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Clinton landscape architect Chris Hoffman advances the industry both statewide and nationally

By LISA MONTI  Landscape architecture is so much more than plants. The profession incorporates  science and art among other disciplines to conceive and design such projects as college campuses, public parks, golf courses, historic preservation and restoration, urban transportation corridors, residential and commercial sites and many others. And like other professions, including medicine, landscape architects in every state must earn ...

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From Zambia to Jackson: Local engineer brings service project skills to Waggoner Engineering

For dozens of families in Simwatachela, Zambia, the road to clean, life-sustaining water goes through Starkville, Miss. Thanks to Waggoner Engineering’s Katie Bryant, who as a student at Mississippi State University, participated in a trip to the impoverished country through Engineers Without Borders to deliver clean water to the remote African village. Bryant couldn’t predict a gratifying service experience in ...

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FOCUS ON CONSTRUCTION — $7 million project to build the Business and Health Building under way at USM’s Gulf Park

By LYNN LOFTON  In the Gulf Park Campus of the University of Southern Mississippi, demolition of the 25-year-old modular structure, the Joe Earl Holloway Complex, is almost complete to make way for construction of a Business and Health Building. The $7-million facility will provide 25,000 square feet of space for students, faculty and staff and has an estimated completion date ...

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2 changes at Neel-Schaffer

The engineering firm of Neel-Schaffer recently made two personnel changes. Patti Clare the Louisville office as a Senior Planner and will work in a consulting role with various planning agencies across the state. She has 30 years experience and co-authored the 1990 Louisville Downtown Development Plan, was a contributor to the 2002 Downtown Development Plan, and served as a project ...

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Army’s Engineer R&D center leads in military and civil problem solving

By LYNN LOFTON  Vicksburg is home to the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center and serves as national headquarters for four such facilities. It’s a large operation with 1,400 of the system’s 2,205  employees located in Vicksburg. Most of the employees are civilians, and the number of employees swells by a couple of hundred in the summer with student ...

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ENGINEERED FOR SUCCESS — From George Washington To 3D Surveying, Digital mapping and drones

W hen the ‘Father of Our Country’ was working as a public land surveyor in 1748, mapping hundreds of square miles of newly settled Virginia, the tools of the trade consisted of a survey compass and a chain.  The compass provided simple direction based on magnetic north; the chain provided a way to measure distance and consisted of 100 iron ...

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Katie Bryant joins Waggoner

has joined Waggoner Engineering as a new graduate engineer in the firm’s water resources department. Bryant will focus primarily on FEMA flood mapping projects, hydraulic studies for bridge replacement projects and other drainage-related projects and studies. A Jackson-area native, Bryant graduated with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Mississippi State University last May. While a student, she served as ...

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