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Neel-Schaffer takes top award from ACEC chapter for soccer complex

JACKSON — By helping turn a blighted area into a beautiful park and first-class soccer complex, Neel-Schaffer Inc., has been honored by the Mississippi chapter of the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC/MS). Neel-Schaffer received one of the top six awards for its role in the design and construction of the Columbus Soccer Complex in Columbus. Titled “Connecting our Community,” ...

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Neel-Schaffer opens new Rankin County office

BRANDON — The Jackson-based engineering firm Neel-Schaffer Inc. has opened an office in Brandon that will be managed by Brandon native Derick Milner. Neel-Schaffer now has 39 offices, including 16 in Mississippi, spread throughout nine states. Neel-Schaffer also has a subsidiary surveying firm, Maptech Inc. that is located in Pearl, representing an additional office in Rankin County. “We are going ...

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Commission approves design of new bridge

NATCHEZ — The City of Natchez’s Bridge of Sighs project has been approved by a local preservation commission. The Natchez Preservation Commission on Tuesday approved a conceptual design by landscape architect Jared Acy. The Natchez Democrat reports that the project had been delayed for past couple of months after the commission asked the City of Natchez for more detailed plans ...

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Good architectural design standards for cities enhance the quality of life and the tax base

While superior architectural standards can make building more expensive, there is a pay off for everyone if the city creates an atmosphere that improves property values and attracts new residents. “Quality, attention to detail and creation of a consistency in improvements that come from strong architectural guidelines preserves the beauty of a place and contributes to protected and enhanced property ...

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Historic Round Island Lighthouse restored in Pascagoula

There’s an amazing restoration project underway in Pascagoula. It’s the reconstruction of the historic Round Island Lighthouse. The lighthouse was built on the south side of Round Island — a few miles off the coast of Pascagoula — in 1859 and stood as a beacon of safety for all ships headed toward the southeast Mississippi shore. Through the years the ...

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Waggoner Engineering involved with many ‘game changer’ economic development projects in the state

Waggoner Engineering has played a major role in some of the largest economic development projects in the state. “Waggoner has been really blessed with great opportunities to be involved with major projects that have served as ‘game-changers’ for Mississippi,” said Joe Waggoner, PE, PLS, chairman & CEO, Waggoner Engineering. “Two obvious projects with statewide impact are site and infrastructure development ...

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Small-town firm, big-time success — Belinda Stewart Architects earns more honors

Earlier this year, Belinda Stewart, FAIA, became the first female architect from Mississippi to be made a Fellow by the American Institute of Architects. Of the 80,000-plus AIA members, approximately 3,000 hold the Fellow designation, and Stewart was one of only 122 members inducted this year. The principle of the firm Belinda Stewart Architects, P.A., which has a 13-person staff ...

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Waggonner Engineering hires David Willis, Tim Brewer

Waggoner Engineering has added two new long-time industry leaders. David Willis, PE, joins Waggoner as project manager, bringing with him 25 years of experience in public utilities. Tim Brewer, PLS, joins as a survey manager with 25 years’ experience in surveying and forestry. Prior to joining Waggoner, Willis served as deputy director of public works for the city of Jackson. ...

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Neel-Schaffer's Jonathan Kiser, Becky Malenke chosen for LeadershipITE

Neel-Schaffer engineers Jonathan Kiser, PE, and Becky Malenke, PE, have been accepted into the inaugural class of LeadershipITE. Kiser and Malenke are among 30 engineers from North America chosen for the first class of this program. Kiser joined Neel-Schaffer in 2000 and has 20 years of experience as a traffic engineer. He is a vice president of the firm and ...

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Neel-Schaffer’s Jonathan Kiser, Becky Malenke chosen for LeadershipITE

Neel-Schaffer engineers Jonathan Kiser, PE, and Becky Malenke, PE, have been accepted into the inaugural class of LeadershipITE. Kiser and Malenke are among 30 engineers from North America chosen for the first class of this program. Kiser joined Neel-Schaffer in 2000 and has 20 years of experience as a traffic engineer. He is a vice president of the firm and ...

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