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Gibson to lead Neel-Schaffer Central Mississippi Water/Wastewater Department

Phillip Gibson, PE, has re-joined Neel-Schaffer, Inc., and will manage the company’s Central Mississippi Water/Wastewater Department. Gibson has more than 26 years of experience, including 15 years working for Neel-Schaffer from 1992 through 2007. He founded Gibson Engineering, Inc., in 2011. He will be based in Neel-Schaffer’s Jackson office, providing water and wastewater services for clients across the state. Gibson ...

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Mapping the Delta’s water — Aquifer the lifebood of irrigation for crops

By NASH NUNNERY There’s no disputing that water is the lifeblood of agriculture in the Mississippi Delta and around the state. In fact, 92 percent of the water footprint in the United States goes to agriculture production, according to the latest government figures. In the Mississippi Delta, home to arguably the world’s richest soil, farmers worry as much about their ...

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Architects are creating their client’s dream

By JULIA MILLER Sharing an artistic vision in its early stages can be an obstacle for many creative people. For architects, living in a visual world means they must cultivate tips and tricks to walk their client from concept to completion. Jeff Seabold, founder of Seabold Studio Architectural Studio in Jackson, said the first job with a new project is ...

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Green design of buildings and communities creates healthier, sustainable living environments

By BECKY GILLETTE “Green design” in architecture is far more than a buzz word or a fad. It is increasingly just the way things are done to not only preserve the environment, but the value of the owner’s investments. Green architecture as a phrase may be a fad, said Michael Berk, AIA, director of the School of Architecture at Mississippi ...

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MSU engineering student receives public policy, international affairs fellowship

Senior Khalil N. Markham of Biloxi, a computer engineering student in Mississippi State University’s Judy and Bobby Shackouls Honors College, has been selected for a fellowship at the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs’ Junior Summer Institute in Public Policy and International Affairs. The seven-week academic and experiential learning program is designed to equip undergraduate students with the ...

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Sistrunk joins Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects

Morgan Sistrunk has recently joined Canizaro Cawthon Davis Architects, Planners & Interior Designers as an Interior Designer. Sistrunk is a University of Southern Mississippi graduate where she earned her Bachelor of Interior Design Degree in 2016. Sistrunk brings commercial furniture design and recent academic experience to the firm. Sistrunk grew up in Ridgeland and lives in Madison with her husband, ...

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Farris Named Design Associate

Duvall Decker Architects, P.A. is expanding its leadership team with the addition of Cody Farris, AIA as an associate and studio design director in its Jackson firm. Farris has 12 years experience at Duvall Decker Architects, with strengths in design, research, detailing, systems coordination, and construction administration. He has received multiple awards for design excellence. Farris received his Bachelors of ...

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Wyatt Peterson joins Brown, Mitchell, & Alexander, Inc.

Wyatt Peterson has joined Brown, Mitchell & Alexander, Inc., as an Engineer Intern in its Gulfport office. Peterson obtained his Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the Mississippi State University in December 2017. He participated in the Engineering Cooperative Education Program during his studies at MSU and worked for BMA as an Engineering Co-Op in 2016 and 2017. Wyatt is ...

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PPM Consultants Hires Annie Mcilwain as Project Manager

PPM Consultants recently hired Annie Mcilwain as project manager for its Jackson office. Mcilwain has six years of experience addressing environmental and health and safety (EHS) compliance and due diligence issues throughout the Southeast. Her expertise is design and implementation of large stormwater systems in the petroleum sector. Mcilwain holds a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering as well as ...

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