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A dream has been realized for Michael Boerner

On the first day of this August, Michael Boerner is celebrating the ninth anniversary of Wier Boerner Allin Architecture with his two business partners, Jamie Wier and Jack Allin along with a dynamic team of 20 employees. This is a dream realized for Boerner since he began imagining of starting a firm of his own one day while working at ...

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Engineering six of ten best paying careers in the country

By BECKY GILLETTE Six of the top ten best paying professions that require a college degree are in engineering, according to a survey of 1.2 million Reddit users, a summary of which has been published by www.visualcapitalist.com. When you average starting median salaries with salaries after working for ten years, the top four are chemical engineering, computer engineering, electrical engineering, ...

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Stennis employee wins 2018 Women of Color STEM Conference award

NASA engineer Dawn Davis of New Orleans, chief of the electrical design and software branch of the Stennis Space Center Engineering and Test Directorate, has won one of the most important honors in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Davis was named recipient of the Professional Achievement (Government) Award by the Women of Color STEM Conference. She will be honored ...

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Pickering adds to staff in Flowood and Biloxi

Pickering Firm, Inc. recently announced the hiring of two new employees. Wilson Harper has joined the firm’s Flowood Natural Resources team as a Staff Geologist. He obtained an MS in Environmental Management and Sustainability through a joint program from both James Madison University and the University of Malta. He also earned a BS in Environmental Geoscience from Mississippi State University. ...

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Chip Jones joins Dale Partners

Dale Partners Architects P.A. is excited to announce that Chip Jones has joined the Dale Partners team. Chip joins the firm with over eleven years of experience and a wide range of projects including: hospitality, education, corporate, civic, retail, housing and a variety of renovations. He will serve as project manager at Dale Partners and will be an integral part ...

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Taylor to lead Neel-Schaffer Alabama operations

Lance Taylor, PE, has Neel-Schaffer and will manage the firm’s Alabama operations. Taylor joins Neel-Schaffer after recently retiring from the Alabama Department of Transportation. He spent nearly 26 years with ALDOT, serving in various capacities, including Assistant Region Engineer for Pre-Construction for the East Central Region. In that role his duties included plan development, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation, railroad coordination, ...

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MDOT employees named officers of Mississippi Engineering Society

Several Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) employees were recently installed as officers of the Mississippi Engineering Society (MES). Gabe Faggard, District 6, was installed as the MES State President during the Mississippi/Alabama Engineering Society luncheon held June 11 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi. Jessica Dilley, District 5, and Brent Quick, District 6, were also installed as MES officers. Since ...

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Richard Sullivan earns DBIA certification

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., is pleased to announce that Richard Sullivan, PE, Assoc. DBIA, has completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s certification exam and has earned Associate DBIA certification from the DBIA’s Design-Build Certification Board. Sullivan manages Neel-Schaffer’s Tennessee operations and is a member of the firm’s 11-member Design-Build Advisory Group. He is based in the firm’s Nashville office and has over ...

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Neel-Schaffer’s Matt Lifsey earns DBIA certification

Neel-Schaffer, Inc., announced that Matt Lifsey, PE, DBIA, has completed the Design-Build Institute of America’s comprehensive education and certification testing program and is now nationally certified as a Design-Build Professional. Lifsey manages Neel-Schaffer’s South Carolina operations and leads the firm’s 11-member Design- Build Advisory Group. He is a Vice President in the firm and has 28 years of experience, including ...

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Waggoner Engineering team grows

Waggoner Engineering, Inc., a full-service economic development, program management and engineering firm, recently added four new employees to its team; Eric Jefferson, Zoffee Dahmash, Thomas Mayfield and Karen Sites. Jefferson is a senior planner, responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, creating transportation plans, environmental reviews and assessment reports. He is a member of the American Planning Association and the ...

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