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JEFF SEABOLD: Less archispeak, more performance

I like my job a lot. I have the incredible opportunity to learn something new each day, and the chance to get to teach something new to someone also. It is an incredible feeling getting to create and watch your creations come to life in the world. But my friends have recently bombarded me with some wise, but mostly funny ...

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SoilTech samples soil before projects begin

SoilTech Consultants is a geotechnical engineering firm based in Ridgeland that does soil sampling and analysis and provides foundation and pavement recommendations for various types of projects for architects, civil engineering firms, commercial developers, departments of transportation, utility and telecommunication companies, county board of supervisors, municipalities and other clients before they begin work on any project. In addition to geotechnical ...

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Thompson Engineering is a full-service firm

Thompson Engineering was founded in 1953 in Mobile, Ala., and now has offices throughout six states in the Southeast, including Mississippi. The company offers a full range of services, including geotechnical engineering, design build construction and civil engineering. “Our specialty is problem solving,” said Don Bates, a vice president of the firm and manager of its Mississippi operations, with offices ...

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Army Corps of Engineers' Brad Brady presented special award

Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was recently presented the Commander’s Special Emphasis Award for his selfless service, dedication and exceptional achievement in the performance of assigned duties in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Brady recently returned from a three-month deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

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Army Corps of Engineers’ Brad Brady presented special award

Brad Brady, civil engineer with the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District, was recently presented the Commander’s Special Emphasis Award for his selfless service, dedication and exceptional achievement in the performance of assigned duties in support of the Global War on Terrorism. Brady recently returned from a three-month deployment in support of Overseas Contingency Operations in Kabul, Afghanistan. ...

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Corps of Engineers looking for R&D ideas from inventors

VICKSBURG — The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is seeking new and innovative ways to improve its products and services to the public. Inventors are urged to submit their research and developmental ideas to USACE for evaluation and development. The submission and evaluation process along with some guidelines to protect the patentable right you may have on your ...

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With river dropping, Corps scrambling to keep ports dredged

MISSISSIPPI RIVER  — This year due to low water levels throughout the region and past flood damages, the Vicksburg District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will spend approximately $6.84 million on port dredging in an attempt to keep ports in operation. Dredging will be performed through contracted dredging at six ports along the Mississippi River. The $6.84 million ...

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Corps: New National Wetland Plant List now available

VICKSBURG —The updated National Wetland Plant List (NWPL) is now available, reports the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District. The NWPL plays a critical role in wetland determinations under the Clean Water Act. Wetlands are evaluated using three parameters — soils, hydrology and vegetation. Using sampling protocols outlined in the Regional Supplements to the 1987 wetland delineation manual, the ...

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Corps reports museum nearing completion; opening set for July

VICKSBURG — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District’s construction of the Lower Mississippi River Museum and Riverfront Interpretive Center is nearing completion. The museum will consist of a two-story, 20,000-square-foot building attached to the Motor Vessel Mississippi. The building will include a reception area, orientation theater, interactive displays and exhibits and a classroom/activity room. Displays and exhibits inside ...

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